Marine Corps Community Services
Updated On: 5/29/2013 10:36:00 AM
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Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany’s Marine Corps Community Services Division consists of six divisions: Food and Hospitality, General Support, Marine and Family Programs, Marine Corps Family Team Building, Retail and Services and Semper Fit.
FOOD AND HOSPITALITY
Town and Country Restaurant Complex
Located in Building 7450, Town and Country Restaurants and Grand Ballroom serves all military members, authorized civilians and their families at an affordable price. The newly-renovated facility features a pleasant cuisine and diverse menu appealing to a variety of tastes.
Town and Country Restaurant offers a variety of meats, vegetables and starches, a salad bar, a soup and dessert station and assorted beverages served cafeteria-style. Items are individually priced and available for dine in or carry out. The restaurant is open Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is closed on all federal holidays.
Town and Country Grill offers a variety of casual fare and features freshly-made sandwiches. Hours of operation for breakfast are Mondays through Fridays from 7 to 8:30 a.m., for lunch are Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., for dinner are Tuesdays through Fridays from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. with the grill closing at 8 p.m. It is also open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is closed Sundays and federal holidays. For more information, call (229) 639-5223.
Full-service catering operations along with qualified staff are waiting to provide assistance with all your party needs. A commitment to service and quality, and the ability to meet any need, will ensure your events are successful. No matter how large or small the event, the dedicated catering staff will do its best to provide quality service, tasty food and attention to detail.
Reservations for a function in the Grand Ballroom, Base Conference Center or the SNCO Lounge can be made by visiting the catering office located at Town and Country Restaurants or by calling (229) 639-6236.
Reservations are confirmed only by signing a contract and upon receipt of a deposit. The Catering Department will, with the exception of a wedding or ceremonial cake, provide all food and beverage items.
Major S. P. “Swede” Hansen Officers’ Lounge, Building 10200, is located near the Hill Village Officers’ Housing Area. Lounge and catering services for private parties are available by reservation through the Catering Department. Various special events are randomly scheduled during the year.
Hours of operation are Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:30 p.m. to closing. For more information, call (229) 639-5239 or (229) 639-6236.
Tun Tavern II is a classic pub, located inside the Town and Country Restaurants Complex, Building 7450. Club and dining services for private parties are available by reservation through the catering department.
Hours of operation are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to closing. For more information, call (229) 639-5227 or (229) 639-6236.
General Support consists of finance, non-appropriated fund personnel, mar keting, facilities maintenance, information technology, employee training, contracting and the MCCS administrative office. The MCCS Division also offers non-appropriated fund employment opportunities within all the division’s branches. The NAF Personnel Office is in Building 7520 and is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information on vacancies and applications, call the NAF Personnel Office at (229) 639-5243 or visit the website at www.ala.usmc.mil/mccs/default.asp.
The main office is located in Building 3600 and is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (229) 639-5234 or the MCCS Hotline at (229) 639-5268.
MARINE AND FAMILY PROGRAMS
Marine and Family Programs are directly related to combat readiness. They serve as the main mechanism through which a variety of programs, services and activities will be provided to single and married Marines, Sailors and families, as well as retired service members, their family members and authorized Department of Defense civilian employees.
Marine and Family Programs provides and supports services for Marines and their families as well as enhances community readiness. It is located in Building 7200, across from the Branch Medical Clinic. Hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (229) 639-5276/5252.
The Base Education Center is located in Building 7122 next to the barracks. The Base Education Center contains comprehensive information pertaining to the Marine Corps’ Lifelong Learning Program, a library of college brochures and information about area educational institutions and distance learning opportunities.
Additionally, educational services staff are on hand to help with service members’ requests for higher education. Hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (229) 639-5162.
The School Liaison, also located in Building 7122, provides connectivity between parents, students and community resources. Marine Corps School Liaisons support transitioning families in obtaining educational information and assistance from local school districts, reducing the impact of relocation on children and families.
Hours of operation for Base Education and School Liaison are Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They are closed on federal holidays. For more information, call (229) 639-5162.
Exceptional Family Member Program
The Exceptional Family Member Program coordinates mandatory enrollment and advocates for active-duty members to ensure Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System eligible family members with disabilities receive appropriate services to meet their physical, emotional or educational needs. For more information, call (229) 639-5277.
Family Advocacy Program
Provides services to prevent or intervene into cases of intimate partner abuse and child abuse, and provides treatment to victims of sexual abuse. For more information, call (229) 639-5252.
Family Member Employment
Provides assistance to spouses and authorized family members with job search needs. For more information, call (229) 639-5426.
Provides short-term, solution-focused counseling and support for Marines, their families and other eligible patrons experiencing difficulty dealing with issues such as grief and loss, marital counseling, bereavement and more; provides support for families of deployed Marines and Sailors. For more information, call (229) 639-5252.
Information and Referral
Provides assistance in determining informational needs along with linkage and referrals to resources to accommodate those needs. For more information, call (229) 639-5276 or (229) 639-5277.
Provides a variety of materials for adult and child reading, periodicals and computer Internet access. Books on tape and CDs are available for checkout as well as a limited number of movies on DVD. Hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The library is closed on federal holidays. For more information, call (229) 639-5242.
New Parent Support Program
Provides a variety of services such as home visits, parenting classes and referral assistance to pregnant families and families with children under the age of 6. NPSP maintains a full library of prenatal and parenting resources. For more information, call (229) 639-6257.
Personal Financial Management Program
Assists active-duty members, retirees, eligible civilian employees and their families in establishing goals for short- and long-term financial readiness. Workshops are available upon request. For more information, call (229) 639-6440.
Prevention and Education
Provides prevention and educational forums to enhance the quality of life by assisting eligible personnel in making sound quality-of-life decisions. For more information, call (229) 639-7935.
Provides permanent change of station information and services. For more information, call (229) 639-5278.
Provides military retirees and their families with information, support and advocacy. For more information, call (229) 639-5278.
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
The Installation Sexual Assault Response Coordinator serves as the single point of contact and subject matter expert on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response in support of the installation commander and tenant commanders. The SARC coordinates with the Family Advocacy Program Victims Advocate and active-duty Uniformed Victims Advocates to insure that a victim of sexual assault receives appropriate, responsive and continuous care, with timely access to advocacy services aboard Marine Corps installations.
Services are available to active duty, their family members (at least 18 years of age), and Department of Defense civilians by contacting the MCLB Albany 24/7 hotline at (229) 881-3883 or (229) 639-5252 during working hours.
Substance Abuse Services
Provides drug and alcohol services, which include screenings, assessments, prevention and education, group therapy and individualized treatment to activeduty service members and retirees. For more information, call (229) 639-7941.
Provides support to prepare separating and retiring service members, their families and displaced Department of Defense civilians for entry/re-entry into the job market. Provides assistance to retirees, reservists and DoD civilians with job search needs. For more information, call (229) 639-5426.
Victim Advocacy Services
Provides voluntary assistance to victims of domestic violence, rape/sexual assault and child abuse. These services focus on the safety needs of the victim. The 24/7/365 telephone number for victims assistance is (229) 881-3883 or (229) 639-7938.
MARINE CORPS FAMILY TEAM BUILDING
Marine Corps Family Team Building operates under the auspices of Marine Corps Community Services. MCFTB is tasked by Headquarters Marine Corps to “enhance and support the Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Programs by providing relevant and standardized family readiness training to unit commanders, Family Readiness Command Teams, Marines, and their families; thereby, reinforcing the pillars of resiliency, sustaining a constant state of personal and family readiness for a lifetime and ultimately enhancing unit mission readiness.” It is MCFTB’s mission to provide families with the skills and tools necessary to fully embrace and enjoy their Marine Corps careers.
For more information regarding programs and services, call the Marine Corps Family Team Building Program office at (229) 639-5199.
Children youth and Teen Programs:
Child Development Center
The Child Development Center operates under the auspices of the Marine Corps Family Team Building Program. Certified by the Department of Defense and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the National Afterschool Association, the CDC offers nurturing, developmentally- appropriate care for children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age on fulltime, part-time, or drop-in basis. Professional preschool curriculum and learning programs delivered by a highly-qualified staff foster the social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth of each child. Child care at the CDC is reserved for families of active-duty military personnel, DoD civilians and contract employees, activated Reserve or National Guard personnel assigned to MCLB Albany and retirees. The CDC is located in Building 7600 and operates Mondays through Fridays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The center is closed on weekends and on all federal holidays. Fees for all programs are set by the DoD and based on total household income.
The CDC offers one pre-kindergarten classroom funded from Bright from the Start with the capacity to serve 22 children. This free, first-come, first-serve program is open to eligible children who turned 4 on or before Sept. 1 of the current school year. The program provides a challenging curriculum designed to promote school readiness. The classroom is led by a Georgia state certified teacher and an assistant teacher. The pre-K program operates from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily on the Dougherty County School System schedule. Extended-day programs are available for families needing additional care before or after pre-K hours.
The CDC also offers an accredited School Age Child program providing daily child care before and after school. This SAC program is a Boys and Girls Club of America affiliate and incorporates relevant learning, character and leadership programs within the curriculum.
Dynamic Summer Camp programs are also available to service family child care needs during school breaks. Summer Camp operates in conjunction with CDC hours and children may attend weekly or on a drop-in basis. The activity calendar includes a busy schedule of field trips to local attractions, movies, bowling and swimming. This program is available to children from 5 to 12 years of age.
All children must be preregistered through the Resource and Referral office located within the CDC prior to attending. The Resource and Referral Manager may be contacted by calling (229) 639-7930. For information regarding special events and activities at the CDC, call the Program office at (229) 639-5765.
Youth and Teen Center
The Youth and Teen Center operates under the auspices of the MCFTB Program. The center serves eligible youth and teens from 9 to 18 years of age. The YTC is also a BGCA affiliate and promotes academic success, good character and citizenship and healthy lifestyles within the curriculum. Youth and teens are given opportunities to participate in BGCA-sponsored programs including Keystone, Torch Club, Triple Play and Power Hour. The YTC offers a computer lab, game room, open recreational activities and specially-planned activities including dances and educational field trips.
The center operates year-round, offering programming afterschool and during center is closed on weekends, all federal holidays and occasionally for staff trainings. Refer to the YTC monthly calendar for a schedule of current events or call the center directly at (229) 639-5196. For information regarding special events and activities at the YTC, call the Youth and Teen Director at (229) 639-8470.
Family Child Care Program
The Family Child Care Program operates under the auspices of the MCFTB Program. FCC homes are those of military spouses who provide child care for the local community. FCC providers are certified in first aid and CPR and are required to attend two hours of training per month. FCC homes are inspected annually by fire, safety and preventive medicine professionals. The providers participate in the USDA Food Program sponsored by the Office of School Readiness. For information regarding obtaining FCC status, call the MCFTB Program office at (229) 639-5199.
Family Readiness Program Training
Family Readiness Command Team training is designed to orient and guide command team members in their roles, responsibilities and operating components of their Family Readiness Program. This training provides the required information to implement and execute a successful Family Readiness Program.
Family Readiness Officer training is designed to orient and guide Family Readiness Officers in their roles, responsibilities and operating components within the Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program.
Command Team Advisor and Family Readiness Assistant training is designed to orient and guide Command Team Advisors and Family Readiness Assistants in their roles, responsibilities and operating components within the Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program. Command Team Commanding Officer and Senior Enlisted Spouse training is designed to orient and guide and commanding officer, sergeant major, and/ or senior enlisted Marine spouses in the responsibilities and operating components of their roles within the Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program.
Readiness and Deployment Support Training:
Marines and Families training highlights key areas of personal and family preparation for single Marines, married Marines and their respective families; either active duty or reservists in preparation for deployment. Suggestions for preparation of important documents, emergency communication and sources of assistance are provided.
Parents and children training uses an optional guest speaker, puppet show and activities for children ages 5 years and older to prepare for an upcoming deployment. The adult component highlights ways parents can support their children during deployments and recognize common reactions children may exhibit due to deployment stress.
Deployment Success is designed to promote deployment success for spouses or significant others at home during a deployment. Suggestions for fun things to do, goal setting and available resources are highlighted. This is a great opportunity to assess your deployment success thus far.
Kids and Deployment workshop is designed to promote deployment success for children, including reactions to deployment, ways parents can help and available resources.
Self-Care is designed to promote deployment self-care for spouses or significant others at home during deployment. Information about stress management, staying connected with your Marine, dealing with emotional ups and downs and available resources are highlighted.
Return and Reunion
Spouses and Significant Others workshop provides ideas on how to reintegrate with your Marine, what to expect on the “Big Day” when he/she returns and ways to help deal with changes that may have occurred during a deployment.
Parents and Kids workshop provides age-appropriate activities for children, age 5 years and older, to prepare for the upcoming return, reunion and reintegration with their Marine parents. The adult component highlights ways parents can support their children during the return, reunion and reintegration process. Parents and Extended Family workshop answers questions about what to expect at homecoming, provides suggestions on celebrating homecomings with returning Marines and provides suggestions on addressing any concerns families may have.
Reintegration: Strong Marine Couples provides a fun forum for couples to assess their recent deployment experiences in an effort to further strengthen their relationships. This training addresses the effect of reintegration on a relationship, assessing the level of relationship satisfaction and provides communication tools and resources for couples to use to further strengthen the relationship.
Life Skills Training and Education:
Developing Healthy Blended Families is designed to help Marines and family members gain a better understanding of the common and practical issues facing blended families. Topics discussed include stages of blended family development and tips for nurturing and enriching the family relationship.
Building Lasting Relationships recognizes a military lifestyle can place many demands on Marines and their families. This workshop provides practical information and tools to enhance healthy relationships.
Interpersonal Communication workshop is designed to be preventive in nature, to increase competence in using more effective communication skills and to promote healthy relationships through communication. Marines and families learn how to communicate with one another in an effective manner, thereby supporting selfsufficiency and operational readiness in the field.
Conflict Management addresses interpersonal conflict and is designed to help Marines and their families become more aware of conflict, empowering them to make healthy choices by managing their responses to conflict, both at home and in the work place.
Social Networking Safety addresses the dangers and risks, as well as positive outcomes, associated with social networking. Marines and their families are provided information on how to protect themselves and family members and ways to stay safe while on the Internet and on social networking sites.
Basic Stress Management is designed to help Marines and their families minimize stress by providing a basic overview of the concepts and management skills needed to successfully navigate both everyday stress and the extraordinary stress of a Marine Corps lifestyle.
Basic Anger Management is an overview of anger management principles. The workshop provides education on the dynamics of anger and offers a variety of acceptable coping strategies to handle angry feelings and behaviors.
Family Care Plan will educate Marines and their families on the basics of a Family Care Plan. The significance of a Family Care Plan is outlined along with the importance of maintaining an updated version.
Aging Parents and Elder Care helps Marines and their families in dealing with the complexities of assisting elderly adults. The workshop guides Marines and their families in making informed decisions concerning elder care and presents strategies for coping with the day-to-day challenges involved with caring for elderly loved ones.
Emergency Preparedness workshop contains information regarding actions Marines and their families should take to stay informed and prepared in the event of natural and manmade hazards. This workshop outlines the importance of always being prepared for any type of emergency.
Safe and Sound at Home provides important safety precautions for Marine Corps families and instills spouses and family members with the ability and confidence to be responsible for their personal safety and the safety of their families while their Marines are deployed.
Casualty Notification Process — The Casualty Process De-Mystified workshop will help minimize stress and confusion by providing a brief overview on the casualty process, the role of the Casualty Assistance Calls Officer and information on benefits, support services and related organizations. The definition of a “casualty” as it relates to the Marine Corps will be discussed along with the casualty notification process for all casualties.
Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operations offers retreats that help people grow toward increased functional ability, spiritual maturity, acceptance of responsibility and enhanced readiness. CREDO offers the following core program and services:
Personal Growth Retreat provides couples with an opportunity to explore ways to keep the marital relationship healthy and deal with conflicts which may arise. This experience enables participants to explore the emotional, physical and spiritual component of their marriages and to grow closer as couples.
Spiritual Growth Retreat is designed to assist participants in the pursuit of a more meaningful spirituality. Focus is placed on gaining and expanding spiritual resources to better meet the daily demands of life.
Warrior Resiliency Retreat courses of instruction are designed to reduce stresses associated with the combat setting and arduous deployments. CREDO, in conjunction with commanders and unit chaplains, will deliver tailored programs to address Combat Operational Stress Control, preand post-deployment training and personal growth and resiliency training to enhance military readiness and unit cohesion.
Family Retreat is designed for parents and children to encourage the development of healthy families. The workshop is based upon the Survival Skills for Healthy Families model. Families will learn specific skills to enhance family cohesion, resolve conflict and build upon the strengths of the family.
Prevention Relationship Enhancement Program is a relationship enhancement program that teaches couples how to effectively communicate, work together as a team to solve problems, manage conflict without damaging closeness, and preserve and enhance commitment and friendship. It is designed for pre-marital and married couples.
Lifestyle, Insights, networking, Knowledge and Skills
L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses provides an overview of the Marine Corps structure, services and benefits that are available to spouses as part of the Marine Corps Family. This is an opportunity for spouses to meet other Marine Corps spouses and learn all that the military has to offer. Participation is strongly encouraged with each new duty assignment as the class is tailored locally to highlight the unique aspects of each duty station.
L.I.N.K.S. for Marines provides the essentials every Marine needs to make the most of this journey. During this session, the military lifestyle as well as benefits and services the Marine Corps has to offer Marines and families are discussed. The resources and information received during this training will aid in successfully achieving personal and family readiness throughout mission, life and career events. L.I.N.K.S. for Parents and Extended Family focuses on providing information for parents and extended family members of Marines and helping them understand the Marine Corps culture and lifestyle.
L.I.N.K.S. for Kids and Teens is offered as two separate curriculums specific to each age group. These workshops help young children and teens adapt to the Marine Corps lifestyle and become resilient, look forward to new beginnings, embrace farewells and all of the great experiences they may encounter or have encountered.
Call the Family Readiness Trainer at (229) 639-6171 with training requests, questions or for a breakdown of class schedules, locations and time frames. The Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Family Readiness Officer may be reached at (229) 639-8896 and the Marine Corps Logistics Command Family Readiness Officer may be reached at (229) 639-7147.
Supplemental Care and Services:
Sesame Street Drop-In Room
Child care at the Child Development Center Sesame Street Drop-In Room is reserved for families of active-duty military personnel, Department of Defense civilians and contract employees, activated Reserve or National Guard personnel assigned to MCLB Albany and retirees. The room is designed to support the overall mission of MCFTB Children, Youth and Teen Programs and provides child care and related services to families. Drop-in care is available for children from 6 weeks to 9 years of age. Children must be pre-registered with the CDC. Sponsors are required to provide all of the necessary diapers, wipes and labeled bottles as applicable.
Standard Drop-In Room care hours are Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Consideration for changes to these hours will be made on an individual case by case basis. In order to make proper staffing arrangements, a 24-hour advance notice is required. Reservations for care may be made by calling the CDC Program office at (229) 639-5765. Emergency situations arise without notice and should be immediately directed to the CDC director or manager-in-charge for review and resolution. The director will take each emergency case under prompt consideration.
MCFTB provides Drop-In care for base training classes upon request. These training classes are offered free of charge to active duty and deployed families. Child care services are also offered free of charge during these trainings for families who attend. Child care will be limited to the hours of the training/event time frame including a 30-minute window prior to and immediately following the end of scheduled training/events. Any additional time will be charged to the sponsor. Reservations for care must be made 24 hours in advance by calling the CDC Program office at (229) 639-5765.
Drop-In Room care space is limited. It is a goal to accommodate each and every child care request. Please understand, however, that in high demand time frames such as trainings, traditional care spaces may be limited. A courtesy notice of cancellation is requested in the event that care is no longer required.
Parents Night Out
On designated, quarterly Friday evenings, the CDC offers a Parents Night Out from 6 to 11 p.m. providing child care for all eligible children, 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Children must be preregistered with the CDC to participate.
Play Mornings are held each Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Base Chapel Annex. This parent/child playgroup is led by the CDC Resource and Referral Manager and provides an opportunity for children and parents to fellowship among peers. Children are not required to be registered with the CDC to participate.
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RETAIL AnD SERVICES
Shopping in the Marine Corps Exchange allows patrons to take advantage of the Exchange; Uniform Shop; Package Store; 7-Day Store; Barber Shop; Information, Tickets and Tours; and Subway restaurant all under one roof.
Patronize the clothing, home fashions, housewares, electronics and firearms departments. The Gas Station with its user-friendly islands is conveniently located in front of the store. An ATM and a Redbox video rental kiosk are located on the outside wall between the Exchange and Commissary for patrons’ convenience. The dry cleaners and Barber Shop are located adjacent to the Exchange. Check out the MyMCX website for all the current sales and catalogs.
Store hours are Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Holiday hours for the Exchange are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; however, it is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Call (229) 888-6801 for more information.
Auto Skills Center
The Auto Skills Center, Building 5591, has state-of-the-art equipment, seven indoor bays and an outside work area. For the most troublesome automotive problem or just routine maintenance, comprehensive repair manuals are available along with assistance from professional staff. The shop’s staff also provides customers with computer printouts of results from complete diagnostic checks and features a laser-optical alignment service. For more information, call (229) 639-5226. Hours of operation are Wednesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Auto Skills Center is closed on federal holidays.
The Base Theater is located in Building 7400 and offers showings every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. Saturday matinees are available on a limited basis and will be publicized in advance. For more information, call (229) 639-5166.
Grab n’ Go in Building 3500
The Grab n’ Go in Building 3500 is open Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. A breakfast menu of tornados, sausage, assorted biscuits, muffins, juice and coffee and a lunch menu of soups, chili, hot dogs, assorted cold sandwiches and soft drinks are among the many items offered.
Information, Tickets and Tours
The Information, Tickets and Tours office, located in the Marine Corps Exchange Mall, offers Walt Disney World Theme Park tickets plus discount tickets to surrounding attractions, such as Sea World Adventure Park in Orlando, Fla., Universal Orlando and Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla. The staff also offers great savings on popular Georgia parks such as Wild Adventures in Valdosta, Six Flags Over Georgia in Atlanta and Zoo Atlanta.
Information, Tickets and Tours offers year-round trips, tickets to local events and provides hotel reservation bookings. Service members and their families, who are looking for fun things to do, places to visit and vacation planning ideas, should stop by and pick up brochures on tourist attractions throughout the Georgia and Florida areas. Information, Tickets and Tours also hosts a Travel and Recreation Trade Show every year.
For more information, call (229) 639-8177. Hours of operation are Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The office is closed for lunch daily from 1 to 1:30 p.m. and federal holidays.
Outdoor Adventures offers recreation equipment for patrons’ use. Staff provides campers, camping gear, canopies, grills, water slides and more.
Individuals, who are having a party and need tables and chairs, or having a child’s party and need something fun for children to romp around in, may check out the inflatable jumpers available to rent by the day or weekend. Cash, checks and major credit cards are accepted.
For more information, call (229) 639-5221/5241. Hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outdoor Adventures is closed on weekends and federal holidays.
The RV Park, along with a comfort station, is located on the corner of Crabb Avenue and Williams Boulevard. A total of 20 with eight drive-through spaces are available for rent. The spaces include water, electricity, WiFi and sewer connections. Of the 20 spots, the eight drive-through spaces do not have cable connections. The comfort station is equipped with four each coin-operated washers and dryers, detergent, softener and bleach dispenser, bill changer, showers and restrooms. The facility is open 24/7 and is handicap accessible. For more information, reservations and maintenance, call (229) 639-5234.
Bosma Skeet Range and Recreational Pistol Range
The Bosma Skeet Range is located adjacent to the Recreational Pistol Range on Sutherland Road in the Hill Village area. Personal shotguns must be registered with the Marine Corps Police Department. The Skeet and Pistol Range is open the second Saturday of each month. The Skeet Range is open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the Pistol Range is open from 12 to 2 p.m. For more information, directions to ranges and weapons calibers allowed, call (229) 639-5246.
Daniels Family Fitness Center
Get pumped at the Fitness Center located in Building 7960. Individuals will find certified personal trainers, Selectorized Body Master equipment, stationary and recumbent bicycles, treadmills and stair steppers. Other equipment includes cross trainers, dumbbells and assorted free weights. Shower and locker room facilities are available.
A co-ed sauna and a steam room are also available. Fitness assessments may help tailor individuals’ needs. For more information, call (229) 639-6234. Hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Fitness Center is closed on federal holidays.
Pin City Bowling Center
The Pin City Bowling Center, located inside the Town and Country Complex Building 7450, offers six lanes with automatic scoring for bowling leagues or open bowling. There are also bumper rails and extreme bowling with lights and sound. There are bowling balls for customer use and shoe rental is available. The full-service pro shop has bowling balls, shoes and bags in stock along with a selection of accessories. Staff members will custom fit and drill new bowling balls; plug and drill old bowling balls; and install inserts. The center’s staff can also resurface, sand and polish personal bowling balls. For birthday parties, call (229) 639-5233 and reserve needed lanes.
Hours of operation for Pin City Bowling are Tuesdays through Fridays from 4:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 9 p.m. Pin City Bowling is closed Sundays, Mondays and federal holidays.
Putt, Chip and Driving Range
The Putt, Chip and Driving Range includes a new putting green, a chipping green with a sand trap and marked yardage at 100, 150 and 200 target greens. A ball dispenser is available and golf clubs may be checked out at Thomason Gymnasium.
For more information, call (229) 639-5246. Hours of operation are Sundays through Saturdays during daylight hours.
The Training Tank/Base Pool is located behind Thomason Gymnasium and opens during May for lap and recreational swim. For more information and hours of operation, call (229) 639-5246.
Single Marine Program
The Single Marine Pro-gram offers a wide variety of events for single Marines and Sailors aboard MCLB Albany. The newly-established recreation center is located upstairs in Building 7450. Take a trip with us or volunteer during your free time. There is always something to do with the SMP.
For more information, call (229) 639-7724. The Single Marine recreational facility is open Thursdays and Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 6 p.m. The facility is closed on federal holidays.
Thomason Gymnasium/ Athletic Section
Thomason Gymnasium/Athletic Section, located in Building 7360, has a variety of activities available for all. Activities include flag football, volleyball, basketball, golf and softball. The racquetball court is located adjacent to the gymnasium. Special events in basketball range from slam dunk contests to three-point shooting competitions, and the winter and summer intramural match-ups are always competitive.
Youth sports are also available and conducted in conjunction with the local YMCA. A Learn to Play program is offered during the year as an instructional/ noncompetitive activity. Sports include golf, basketball, T-Ball, coach pitch baseball, cheerleading, water safety and kick ball.
Thomason Gymnasium staff may be reached at (229) 639-5246. Hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gym is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays.