Warner Robins, GA 31098, USA


Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide


Our Military



Robins Air Force Base is in the geographic heart of Georgia, largest state east of the Mississippi River. Atlanta, the state capital, lies about 100 miles north on Interstate 75, and Florida is four hours south on the interstate. Macon, “Cherry-Blossom Capital of the World” and Georgia’s fourth-largest city, is 15 miles north of the base. Interstate 16 intersects with I-75 in Macon and leads to Savannah, the Atlantic Ocean and the Golden Isles. Population

In fiscal year 2015, personnel at Robins AFB included 5,953 military members, 13,258 appropriated fund civilians and 2,653 employees who were funded by other sources. Base Size

Robins AFB is the largest industrial complex in Georgia. The base covers more than 6,934 acres and contains more than 14 million square feet of facilities. It also has Georgia’s longest runway: 12,000 feet long by 300 feet wide with two 1,000-foot overruns. About Robins Air Force Base

Robins Air Force Base is home to multiple missions under multiple commands, all working together to defend America. Major units include Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command; the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex; 116th Air Control Wing; 461st Air Control Wing; 78th Air Base Wing; 5th Combat Communications Group; 638th Supply Chain Management Group; and Marine Aircraft Group 49, Detachment A. There are also a number of Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and AF Life Cycle Management Center activities, as well as smaller units and organizations important to the base, Air Force and Department of Defense. Economic Impact

Robins AFB’s total annual economic impact on Georgia in fiscal year 2015 was approximately $2.75 billion. It created about $1.1 billion in jobs.


One of the most rapidly growing communities in middle Georgia, Houston County (pronounced “Howston”) has a population of about 150,000, covers nearly 400 square miles and has three incorporated cities: Centerville, Perry and Warner Robins.

Getting To & Around

Nestled in the heart of Georgia, Houston County is well connected within the state and the rest of the United States via several major highways. Major roadways include Interstate 75; U.S. routes 41, 129 and 341; and state routes 26, 49, 96, 127, 224 and 247. Area businesses are supported with rail service by Norfolk-Southern and CSX. Bus service by Greyhound is available in nearby Macon.

Housing & Real Estate

From the city of Warner Robins to the town of Centerville, Houston County’s bustling communities are diverse. In 2015, more than 150,000 people called the county home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Population density in the county was 372.5 per square mile, the census found.

Employment & Economy

By the 1880s, Houston County had become the largest peach-growing county in the United States, according to the Georgia Department of Agriculture. The county’s rural roots are celebrated to this day at public venues like the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry, the county seat, and smaller private enterprises such as nurseries, roadside produce stands, farmers markets and garden clubs.

Health Care

The local area abounds with health care services for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options. The next open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act runs from Nov. 1, 2016, to Jan. 31, 2017, for coverage starting in 2017. Applicants can find navigators to help with enrollment and answer questions at For more Affordable Care Act information, visit

Family Resources

Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Houston County because they provide important connections to other residents, local businesses and public safety.

Education & Academics

For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system in Houston County along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in the county as well.


There is no shortage of entertaining activities in Houston County — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping. Take in a show at the Warner Robins Little Theatre or tee off at one of the local golf courses. Don’t miss the Georgia National Fair in Perry or the hot air balloon rally at the Dogwood Festival. And be sure to check out the free Museum of Aviation, the Air Force’s second-largest aerospace museum.


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