Marine Corps Community Services
Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany’s Marine Corps Community Services Division consists of six divisions: General Support, Food and Hospitality, Marine and Family Programs, Family Care Branch, Retail and Services, and Semper Fit.
Visit MCCS’ website at www.mccsalbany.com and also join its Facebook page at MCCSAlbany for details on all of the organization’s activities.
Family Care Branch
Children and Youth Programs
Child Development Center
Certified by the Department of Defense and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the National Afterschool Association, the Child Development Center offers nurturing, developmentally-appropriate care for children from 6-weeks-old to 12-years-old on full-time, part-time, part-day 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. Extracurricular activities include tumbling and movement classes.
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 and closely follows the Dougherty County School System schedule. Extended-day programs are available for families needing additional care before or after pre-K hours.
Exceptional Family Member Program
The Exceptional Family Member Program, located in Building 7122, 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 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.
Life Skills Training
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 self-sufficiency 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 workplace.
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, pre- and 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
Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills 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.
Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills 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.
Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills 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.
Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills 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) 639-5202. The Marine Corps Logistics Command Family Readiness Officer may be reached at (229) 639-7147.
Marine Corps Family Team Building
Marine Corps Family Team Building 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. Ongoing events include Spouse Meet and Greets, Back to School Bashes, Christmas Toy Drives, Month of the Military Child and Military Family Appreciation activities.
For more information regarding programs and services, call the Marine Corps Family Team Building Program office at (229) 639-5199.
Need help with child care, personal finances, emotional support, deployments, relocation information or resources for special circumstances? Military OneSource is there 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Online or by phone, Military OneSource is fast, confidential and easy to use, and there is no cost to service members.
Visit the Military OneSource website at www.militaryonesource.com.
Parent Advisory Board
Parents from all CYP program components, to include CDC, FCC, SAC and youth, are offered the opportunity to be involved, actively and directly, in quality assurance initiatives and provide feedback to staff and providers from a parental perspective. The PAB meets quarterly with program staff and the commander’s designated representative for the purpose of discussing concerns and offering improvements to fostering resilient and self-sufficient families that enhance military readiness.
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 Clubs 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-old.
All children must be pre-registered through the Resource and Referral office located within the CDC prior to attending. To register children, call the Resource and Referral manager at (229) 639-7930.
For information regarding special events and activities at the CDC, call the program office at (229) 639-5765.
School Liaison Office
School Liaison Office, 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 are Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is closed on federal holidays. For more information, call (229) 639-7497.
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 Children and Youth Programs and provides child care and related services to families. Drop-in care is available for children from 6- to 9-years-old. Care is provided at a cost of $6 per hour. 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. 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.
Marine Corps Family Team Building will coordinate with the CDC for drop-in care for base training classes upon request. These training classes are offered at the hourly rate. 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.
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, 5-years-old 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, 5-years-old 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.
Food and Hospitality
Full-service catering operations along with qualified staff are waiting to provide assistance with all your party needs. A commitment to service as well as 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 and enjoyable food.
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 the Town and Country Restaurant complex 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 from 4:30 to 10 p.m. For more information, call (229) 639-5223 or (229) 639-6236.
Tun Tavern II is a classic pub, located inside the Town and Country Restaurant complex, Building 7450. Club and dining services for private parties are available by reservation through the catering department.
Hours of operation are Thursdays from 4:30 to 10 p.m. For more information, call (229) 639-5223 or (229) 639-6236.
Town and Country Restaurants and Banquet Center
Located in Building 7450, Town and Country Restaurant and Grand Ballroom serves all military members, authorized civilians and their families at an affordable price. The facility features a pleasant atmosphere and diverse menu appealing to a variety of tastes.
Town and Country Restaurant offers a wide range 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 are breakfast: Mondays through Fridays from 7 to 8:30 a.m.; lunch: Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; dinner: Tuesdays through Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. It is also open Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Restaurant Complex is closed Sundays and federal holidays.
For more information, call (229) 639-5223.
General Support consists of finance, non-appropriated fund personnel, marketing, 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 3600 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 the MCCS hotline at (229) 639-5268 or visit its website at www.mccsalbany.com.
Lifelong Learning Services
Education Services Center
Education Services Center, located in Building 7122, 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, staff is 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. The office is closed on federal holidays. For more information, call (229) 639-5162.
Family Member Employment Assistance Program
The mission of the Family Member Employment Assistance Program, located in Building 7122, is to provide comprehensive employment-related services to military spouses and other family members and empower them with the tools necessary to achieve their goals through career development, education, life goals or volunteerism. For more information, call (229) 639-9122.
Information and Referral
Information and Referral, located in Building 7122, creates and maintains databases of programs and services, and then disseminates that information through a variety of means to individuals and communities. The office has various handouts and pamphlets of military/community social and human service programs. All military personnel, DoD civilians, sponsored family members and retirees can obtain information about a myriad of services available both on base and in the local community. For more information, call (229) 639-5278.
The Library, located in Building 7122, offers a full complement of library services to include a variety of materials for adult and child reading, periodicals, as well as free Internet access. One of the Library’s highlighted services is the Children’s Reading Program offered during the summer months. In addition to the numerous available reading materials, the Library also carries books on tape and CDs as well as a limited number of movies on DVD.
Hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (229) 639-5242.
Personal Financial Management Program
Personal Financial Management Program, located in Building 7122, has a personal financial adviser available for group or individual counseling sessions to cover a wide range of topics to include budgeting and debt management, car buying, consumer awareness, credit analysis and information, investments and premarital financial planning. The counselor helps with financial concerns, provides all services free of charge with no selling or endorsement of any products. Services are available to all active-duty personnel and their family members. For more information, call (229) 639-6440.
Retired Activities Office
The Retired Activities Office, located in Building 7122, provides information, support and advocacy to retirees of all branches of the U.S. armed forces, their spouses, widows and widowers, regarding the benefits and entitlements they earned by their honorable and faithful service to the nation. For more information, call (229) 639-5278.
Transition Assistance Management Program
Transition Assistance Management Program, located in Building 7122, provides career/employment assistance, vocational guidance and transition information to prepare separating and retiring service members, their families and displaced Department of Defense civilians for entry/re-entry into the job market. Transition Assistance Management Program provides assistance to retirees, reservists and DoD civilians with job search needs.
The Transition Readiness Seminar is a mandatory weeklong course designed for all active-duty and reserve personnel leaving the military and transitioning back to the civilian sector. Spouses are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend. During the core portion of the seminar, attendees will learn how leaving the military can impact their lives and what resources are available to them. Military personnel are encouraged to maximize the benefits of the course by attending 12 months prior to separation, but are required to attend no later than 90 days prior to their discharge dates. See your Unit Transition Coordinator to reserve your spot and obtain copies of your DD2648. For more information, call (229) 639-9122
Marine and Family Programs
Marine and Family Programs provides programs, services and information for single and married active-duty Marines, Sailors, family members, as well as retired service members, their family members and authorized Department of Defense civilian employees.
Marine and Family Programs’ vision is a strong military community, prepared for success in all aspects of mission readiness with improved retention and resilience through individual, unit and family enrichment.
Programs are designed first and foremost to enhance mission, individual/family readiness, resilience and retention. Marine and Family Programs provides assistance that supports the diverse interests and needs of all those Marine and Family Programs serves.
Community Counseling Program
Located in Building 7260, licensed counselors provide short-term, solution-focused counseling and support for active-duty personnel and their family members to cope with personal and family challenges. Through counseling, advocacy and educational programs, the compassionate staff strive to empower and encourage the community by helping to create and maintain healthy relationships and life skills. Assistance is available to Marines and Sailors, their families and other eligible patrons experiencing difficulty dealing with issues such as grief and loss, marriage, family/work-related stressors and more. For more information, call (229) 639-5252.
Counseling and Behavioral Health Services
Family Advocacy Program
The Family Advocacy Program, located in Building 7260, is a congressionally-mandated program comprised of licensed counselors and case managers, who provide professional assessments and treatment for couples and families, who have experienced intimate partner abuse and child abuse violence. The focus of FAP is to prevent and reduce the incidences of family violence, helping to create an environment of intolerance for such behavior. Educational services that focus on prevention are provided in order to circumvent family violence in families assigned to MCLB Albany.
FAP’s goal is to prevent family violence by addressing risk factors, the underlying causes of abuse and the effects of violence on both adult and child victims. FAP concentrates on providing assessment, intervention and treatment of intimate partner and child abuse/neglect.
The intent of FAP is to help ensure victims of domestic violence are safe from future abuse by providing them with services to help them with problems they may be facing. For more information, call (229) 639-5252.
New Parent Support Program
The New Parent Support Program, located in Building 7260, is an intensive prevention and outreach program that offers in-home visits, parenting education, support groups, and information and referral for active-duty personnel, who are expecting a child or who are parenting young children up to 6-years-old. The New Parent Support Program is comprised of a team of registered nurses, licensed and clinical social workers, who are experienced in newborn care, infant/child development and parent education.
Through a variety of programs such as home visits, support groups and parenting classes, the New Parent Support Program can help families adjust to having a new baby in the home, cope with stress related to deployment/post-deployment issues and/or improve parenting skills. Even for those who have been raising their families for a few years, challenges may arise as their children grow and develop. The New Parent Support Program offers individuals an opportunity to express their concerns and ask questions about their babies, young children, family relationships and parenting techniques. For more information, call (229) 639-6257.
Prevention and Education
Prevention specialists, located in Building 7260, offer educational briefs and workshops to units, commands, community organizations and individuals. All presentations are evidence-based curriculums and can be customized to meet your goals or to address specific needs on topics such as:
- Stress management
- Anger management
- Interpersonal communication
- Family Advocacy Program overview
- Suicide prevention and awareness
- Pre-deployment, return and reunion, and warrior re-set briefs
For more information, call (229) 639-7935.
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
The installation’s Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, located in Building 7260, 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 Victim Advocate and active-duty Uniformed Victim Advocates to ensure 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-old) and Department of Defense civilians by calling the MCLB Albany 24/7 hotline at (229) 881-3883. During normal working hours, call (229) 639-7938.
Substance Abuse Counseling Center
The Substance Abuse Counseling Center, located in Building 7260, provides active-duty military personnel with alcohol or drug screening assessments, prevention and education, group therapy and individualized treatment as well as referrals necessary for additional care.
Screenings are scheduled through the active-duty members’ command Substance Abuse Control Officer. Active-duty family members (age 18 and older), retirees and DoD employees may request screenings on a space-available basis. Marines and Sailors, diagnosed as drug dependent will be provided drug treatment at Naval Hospitals. For more information, call (229) 639-7941.
Victim Advocacy Services
Victim advocates, located in Building 7260, are available to offer support services to victims of domestic abuse, rape/sexual assault and child abuse. They advocate for victims’ rights and needs, while informing them of reporting options, assisting them with staying safe, serving as a liaison between the victim and command, and offering continued support. Victim assistance is also available through the law enforcement, medical and legal processes. Victim assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (229) 347-2651.
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; Dry Cleaners 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 is 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.com website for all the current sales and catalogs.
Store hours are Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Holiday hours for the Exchange are 10 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 information is available along with assistance from professional staff. The shop’s staff also provide customers with complete diagnostic and computer alignment checks.
The Auto Skills Center offers car repair services. Services include oil changes; mounting, balancing and tire repair; fuel injector cleaning; air conditioning/heating, water and fuel pumps; transmission and brakes. Tires up to 34 inches can be mounted.
For more information, call (229) 639-5226. Hours of operation are Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Auto Skills Center is closed Sundays and Mondays as well as federal holidays.
The Base Theater is located in Building 7400 and offers showings every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. Saturday matinees are available on a limited basis and will be publicized in advance. Patrons may also have movie parties there. 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 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. A breakfast menu of tornadoes, 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. For more information, call (229) 639-9072.
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 provide campers, camping gear, canopies, grills, water slides and more.
Individuals, who are having a party and need tables and chairs, or are 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 and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays through Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 1 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, Wi-Fi, cable and sewer 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.
Base Training Tank/Base Swimming Pool
The Base Training Tank/Pool is located behind Thomason Gymnasium and opens in the spring for lap and recreational swim. Aquatics Maximum Power Intense Training and assorted water aerobics training are available.
For more information and hours of operation, call (229) 639-5246.
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 housing area. Personal shotguns must be registered with the Marine Corps Police Department.
The Skeet Range and the Pistol Range are open with reservations only.
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 ellipticals. 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 are available using the Micro-Fit system and may help tailor individuals’ needs.
Wellbeats, virtual group fitness classes: yoga, Zumba, spin, step aerobics, kickboxing, stretching and Jillian Michaels’ videos, are also offered. These classes are updated by Wellbeats quarterly so patrons will never get tired of the same class. Classes can be taken anytime on a first-come, first-serve basis as long as the aerobics room is not reserved for another activity. The schedule is posted at www.mccsalbany.com.
High Intensity Tactical Training Program
The High Intensity Tactical Training program is a comprehensive combat-specific strength and conditioning program, located at Boyett Park, that is essential to a Marine’s physical development, combat readiness and resiliency. This comprehensive strength and conditioning program takes into consideration the physical demands of operational-related activities in order to optimize physical performance while in combat. HITT workouts are available Mondays through Fridays at the HITT locker located at Boyett Park. Contact Daniels Fitness Center to schedule group classes.
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.
Single Marine Program
The Single Marine Program offers a wide variety of events for single Marines and Sailors aboard MCLB Albany. The SMP is located in the Enlisted Barracks, Building 7130.
For more information, call (229) 639-7586.
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, soccer, softball, intramural and dodgeball. The racquetball court is located adjacent to the gymnasium.
Youth sports are also available and conducted in conjunction with the local YMCA. Registration and payment may be made at Daniels Family Fitness Center. 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.