MCLB ALBANY


Marine Corps Community Service

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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, Marine Corps Family Team Building, Retail and Services, and Semper Fit.

General Support

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.

Food and Hospitality

Town and Country Restaurants and Banquet Center

Located in Building 7450, Town and Country Restaurant and Grand Ballroom serve all military members, authorized civilians and their families at an affordable price. The facility features a pleasant cuisine 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 noon to 3 p.m. The Restaurant Complex is closed Sundays and federal holidays.

For more information, call (229) 639-5223.

Catering

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.

Officers’ Lounge

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.

SNCO Lounge

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 Fridays from 4:30 to 10 p.m. For more information, call (229) 639-5223, (229) 639-6236 or (229) 639-7614.

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.

MCLB Albany Marine and Family Programs are located in two separate buildings. Lifelong Learning Services are located in Building 7122 and include the Education Services Officer/School Liaison, Exceptional Family Member Program, Family Member Employment Assistance Program, Information and Referral, Library, Personal and Professional Development, Personal Financial Management Program, Relocation Assistance Program, Retired Activities Office and Transition Assistance Management Program.

Counseling and Behavioral Health Services that include Family Advocacy, General Counseling, New Parent Support, Prevention and Education, Sexual Assault and Substance Abuse Counseling programs, and Victim Advocacy are located in the Chapel Annex, Building 7260.

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.

The Family Advocacy Program’s goal is to prevent family violence by addressing risk factors, the underlying causes of abuse and the effects of violence on both adults and child victims. The 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.

General Counseling

The General Counseling licensed counselors, located in Building 7260, 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.

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 Marine Corps personnel, who are expecting a child or who are parenting young children up to six years of age. 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 NPSP 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

Parenting

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 Victims Advocate and active-duty Uniformed Victims 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 of age), and Department of Defense civilians by calling the MCLB Albany 24/7 hotline at (229) 881-3883 or (229) 639-5252 during normal working hours.

Substance Abuse Counseling Center

The Substance Abuse Counseling Center, located in Building 7260, primarily 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 are welcome to seek services on a space-available basis. Marines and Sailors, diagnosed as drug dependent will be provided drug treatment at Naval Hospitals. Marines and Sailors who are alcohol dependent and who meet required criteria, may be provided inpatient treatment at hospitals.

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 victim’s 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) 881-3883 or (229) 639-7938.

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, Educational Service staff are on hand to help with service members’ requests for higher education.

The School Liaison Office 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, 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 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) 639-5426.

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) 639-5276 or (229) 639-5277.

Library

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 11 a.m. to 7:30 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 is here to help with financial concerns, providing all services free of charge with no selling or endorsement of any products. Services are available to all active-duty personnel, their family members, retirees, civil service and NAF Employees. For more information, call (229) 639-6440.

Relocation Assistance Program

The Relocation Assistance Program, located in Building 7122, offers comprehensive programs and workshops geared toward assisting service members, their families and DoD civilians navigate their way through the sometimes stressful relocation process. Relocation Assistance Program staff conduct welcome aboard classes and sponsorship classes, provide welcome aboard packages as well as operate a Lending Locker. The Lending Locker can provide military families with a few household essentials while they are waiting for delivery of their household goods or their transfer dates after they have packed out their personal items. For more information, call (229) 639-5278.

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 Pro-gram, 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. TAMP 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) 639-5426.

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. 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.

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 a 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, Fall Festival, Santa’s Village and more.

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 Department of Defense and based on total household income.

The CDC’s prekindergarten program is a federally-funded lottery program, and is governed by Georgia’s Bright from the Start Program 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.

School-Age Care

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, ages 5 to 12.

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, ages 9 to 18. The YTC is also a Boys and Girls Club of America 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 school breaks and the summer season. The 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 U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Program sponsored by the Office of School Readiness. For information regarding obtaining FCC status, call the Resource and Referral Program office at (229) 639-7930.

Parent Advisory Board

Parents from all Children, Youth and Teen Programs components, to include CDC, FCC, SAC, youth and teen, 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.

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 Programs. 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 Adviser and Family Readiness Assistant training is designed to orient and guide Command Team Advisers 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 the 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 family relationships.

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 their 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 their family members and are shown 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 is designed to 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.

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. For more information about the CREDO, call Marine Corps Family Team Building at (229) 639-5767 for the nearest CREDO program.

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.

Readiness and Deployment Support Training

Pre-Deployment

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’s 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.

Mid-Deployment

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, ages 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.

Post-Deployment

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 relationships.

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. Care is provided at a cost of $4 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 6 a.m. to 6 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.

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.

Play Morning

Play Mornings are held each Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Building 7104. 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. For additional information, call the Resource and Referral Program office at (229) 639-7930.

Military OneSource

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.

The Youth Development and Family Support Grant

The Volunteer and Career Development program was created from funding awarded to MCFTB by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Children and Families. The program promotes personal development, encourages community service and infuses the surrounding municipality with the Corps’ values of “Honor, Courage and Commitment” all through the simple, selfless act of volunteerism. Obtaining a positive increase in family and unit cohesiveness for military families is an added benefit. Participants help to provide groundwork necessary to establish a more cooperative partnership with the local community and inject new skill sets into the struggling, impoverished local economy. Military families in turn, are provided an outlet for personal growth, employment networking opportunities and a sense of pride knowing they are contributing to improving the community. Call the VCDP Placement Coordinator at (229) 639-7940 for additional details.

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; 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 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.com 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.

Auto Skills Center offers car repair services. Services will include oil changes, diagnostics, mounting and balancing tires, tire repairs, fuel injector cleaning and much more.

For more information, call (229) 639-5226. Hours of operation are Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 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.

Base Theater

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. 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 4 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

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.

RV Park

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.

Semper Fit

Base Training Tank/Base Swimming Pool

The Base Training Tank/Base Swimming Pool is located behind Thomason Gymnasium and opens during May for lap and recreational swim. Swimming lessons are available along with Aquatics Maximum Power Intense Training and assorted water aerobics training.

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 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 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.

The High Intensity Tactical Training program is a comprehensive combat-specific strength and conditioning program 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, Wednesdays and Fridays at Daniels Fitness Center. Group HITT is available upon request. 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.

Putt, Chip and Driving Range

The Putt, Chip and Driving Range includes a putting green, a chipping green, 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.

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) 639-6266.

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.

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.


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