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Marine Corps Community Services

MCLB Albany Marine Corps Community Services

Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany’s Marine Corps Community Services Division consists of six divisions: General Support, Family Care Branch, Food and Hospitality, Marine and Family Programs, Retail and Services, and Semper Fit.

Visit MCCS’s website at www.mccsalbany.com and also join its Facebook page at MCCSAlbany for details on all of the organization’s activities.

GENERAL SUPPORT

General Support consists of finance, nonappropriated fund personnel, marketing, facilities maintenance, information technology, employee training, contracting and the MCCS administrative office. The MCCS division also offers nonappropriated fund employment opportunities within all the division’s branches.

The NAF Personnel Office is in Building 3600 and is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information on vacancies and applications, call the NAF Personnel Office at 229-639-5243 or visit its website at www.mccsalbany.com.

Family Care Branch

MCLB Albany MCCS 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 to 12 years 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 Child Development Center (CDC) is reserved for families of active-duty military personnel, DOD civilians, contract employees, activated Reserve or National Guard personnel assigned to MCLB Albany and retirees. The CDC is in Building 7600 and operates 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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-served 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.

All children must be registered through the Resource and Referral office in 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.

Exceptional Family Member Program

The Exceptional Family Member Program, 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 229-639-7497.

Parent Advisory Board

Parents from all Child and Youth Programs components, to include CDC and SAC, 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 Parent Advisory Board meets quarterly with program staff and the commander’s designated representative to discuss concerns and offer improvements to fostering resilient and self-sufficient families that enhance military readiness.

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 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 ages 5 to 12.

School Liaison Office

School Liaison Office, 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 are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 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, 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 ages 6 to 9. Care is provided at a cost of $6 per hour/per child. 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 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. A 24-hour notice is required to ensure proper staffing arrangements. 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.

Drop-In Room care space is limited. It is a goal to accommodate every child care request. Please understand, however, that in high-demand times, 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.

Food and Hospitality

MCLB Albany MCCS Food and Hospitality

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 in 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 near the Hill Village Officers’ Housing Area. Lounge and catering services for private parties are available by reservation through the catering department. Special events are scheduled throughout the year.

Hours are 4:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call 229-639-5223 or 229-639-6236. For room reservations and availability of the Conference Center, call 229-639-5438.

SNCO Lounge

Tun Tavern II is a classic pub 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 are 4:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday. 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, 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 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed on all federal holidays.

The Town and Country Grill offers a variety of casual fare and features freshly made sandwiches. Hours are:

  • Breakfast: 7 to 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday
  • Lunch: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Dinner: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
  • Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Restaurant Complex is closed on Sunday and federal holidays. Dial 229-639-9490 to place Bar & Grill call-in orders. For additional information, call 229-639-5223.

Marine and Family Programs

MCLB Albany MCCS 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.

Lifelong Learning Services

MCLB Albany MCCS Lifelong Learning Services

Education Services Center

Education Services Center, 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 can help service members with requests for higher education.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is closed on federal holidays. For more information, call 229-639-5162 or 229-639-5426.

Family Member Employment Assistance Program

The Family Member Employment Assistance Program provides employment-related referral services, career and skills assessments, career coaching, job search guidance, portable career opportunities and education center referrals/guidance. FMEAP is in Building 7122. For more information, call 229-639-9122.

Information and Referral

Information and Referral, in Building 7122, creates and maintains databases of programs and services 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 myriad services available both on base and in the local community. For more information, call 229-639-5278.

Library

The Base Library, in Building 7122, houses a collection of more than 10,000 books available for checkout. In addition, the library also has video games, audiobooks and DVDs for loan. The library provides several periodicals through Zinio, a digital provider of popular magazines. Zinio is a database that offers digital magazines at your desktop. Need to do some research? Information and facts can be found using the library’s in-house general reference section. Advanced research is available through the library’s 21 online research databases.

These research databases can be found through the USMC Libraries webpage: http://library.usmc-mccs.org. Downloadable e-books are available through Navy MWR Digital Library. Books can be borrowed, read and returned online. Check it out at https://mwrdigitallibrary.navy.mil. The library offers year-round events, including story hour, after-school Lego and robotics clubs.

Online homework help: 24/7 online tutoring is available for military families at http://tutor.com. Get the instructions to access Tutor.com at the Base Library.

Learn a language: Transparent Language Online, a language database, is offered through USMC Libraries website: http://library.usmc-mccs.org. Get your access instructions through the nase library.

Online encyclopedias: Worldbook and Britannica are available online for base library users.

Interlibrary loans: Books can be borrowed from Marine Corps libraries with a loan period of three weeks with one additional three-week renewal.

Expanded check-out of library items: Unlimited books, 10 DVDs, 10 audiobooks, 10 CDs, etc.

Other library services:

  • WiFi connectivity
  • Laptop computers
  • Fax machine
  • Document shredder
  • Color printer and copier

For more information, call 229-639-5242.

Marine Corps Family Team Building

Marine Corps Family Team Building (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 Brigade School Supplies and Christmas toy drives from Operation Home Front.

Marine Corps Family Team Building offers trainings in the following categories: Family Readiness Program Training, LifeSkills, L.I.N.K.S., and Readiness and Deployment Support. For more information regarding programs and services, call the Marine Corps Family Team Building Program office at 229-639-5767.

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.

Personal Financial Management Program

Personal Financial Management Program, in Building 7122, has an Accredited Financial Counselor available for group or individual counseling sessions. Some of the topics covered include credit and debt management, preparing to transition out of the military, car and home buying, and understanding benefits and entitlements. Services are available to all active-duty and reserve 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 Readiness Program

Transition Readiness Program implements a comprehensive transition and employment assistance program for Marines and their families; the program emphasizes a proactive approach that will enable them to formulate effective post-transition employment, educational and entrepreneurial goals.

The Transition Readiness Seminar is a five-day mandatory seminar designed for all active-duty and Reserve personnel leaving the active-duty service. Military personnel are encouraged to maximize the benefits of the course by attending 12 months prior to separation and 24 months prior to retirement. Contact the Unit Transition Coordinator to register.

For more information, call 229-639-9122.

Retail and Services

MCLB Albany MCCS Retail and Services

Shopping in the Marine Corps Exchange allows patrons to take advantage of the Exchange; Uniform Shop; Package Store; 7-Day Store; Barbershop; 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 on the outside wall between the Exchange and Commissary for patrons’ convenience. The Dry Cleaners and Barbershop are adjacent to the Exchange. Check out the MyMCX.com website for all the current sales and catalogs.

Store hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Holiday hours for the Exchange are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 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 provides customers with complete diagnostic and computer alignment checks.

The Auto Skills Center offers the following car repair services: oil changes; mounting/balancing/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 are 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The Auto Skills Center is closed on Sunday and Monday as well as all federal holidays.

Base Theater

The Base Theater is in Building 7400 and offers movie screenings every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Saturday matinees are available on a limited basis and will be publicized in advance. Patrons may also book parties at the theater. For more information, call 229-639-5166.

Grab n’ Go in Building 3500

The Grab n’ Go in Building 3500 is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. A breakfast menu — including tornadoes, sausage, assorted biscuits, muffins, juice and coffee — and a lunch menu — including soups, chili, hot dogs, assorted cold sandwiches and soft drinks — are offered.

For more information, call 229-639-9072.

Information, Tickets and Tours

The Information, Tickets and Tours office, in the Marine Corps Exchange Mall, offers Walt Disney World theme park tickets plus discount tickets to surrounding attractions, such as SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando and Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida. 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 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, Florida and Tennessee areas. Information, Tickets and Tours also hosts a Travel and Recreation Trade Show every year.

For more information, call 229-639-8177. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. 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 to rent. Staff provides campers, canopies, grills, water slides, bounce houses 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 rent inflatable jumpers available by the day or weekend. Cash, checks and major credit cards are accepted.

For more information, call 229-639-5221/5241. Hours are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. Monday and Friday and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Outdoor Adventures is closed on weekends and federal holidays.

RV Park

The RV Park, along with a comfort station, is on the corner of Crabb Avenue and Williams Boulevard. A total of 20 spaces (with eight drive-through) are available for rent. The spaces include water, electricity, Wi-Fi, cable and sewer connections. The comfort station is equipped with coin-operated washers and dryers, detergent/softener/bleach dispensers, 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

MCLB Albany MCCS Semper Fit

Base Training Tank/Base Swimming Pool

The Base Training Tank/Pool is behind Thomason Gymnasium and opens in the spring for lap and recreational swim. Aquatics Maximum Power Intense Training and assorted water aerobics trainings 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 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 coed 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 include yoga, Zumba, spin, step aerobics, kickboxing, stretching and Jillian Michaels’ videos. 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-served basis as long as the aerobics room is not reserved for another activity. The schedule is posted at www.mccsalbany.com.

For more information, call 229-639-6234.

High Intensity Tactical Training Program

The High Intensity Tactical Training is a comprehensive, combat-specific strength and conditioning program at Boyett Park that is essential to a Marine’s physical development, combat readiness and resiliency. This program takes into consideration the physical demands of operational-related activities to optimize physical performance while in combat. HITT workouts are available Monday through Friday at the HITT locker at Boyett Park. Contact Daniels Fitness Center to schedule group classes.

For more information, call 229-639-6234. Hours are 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The fitness center is closed on federal holidays.

Single Marine Program

The Single Marine Program (SMP) offers a variety of events for single Marines and Sailors aboard MCLB Albany. The SMP is in the Enlisted Barracks, Building 7130.

For more information, call 229-639-7586.

Thomason Gymnasium/Athletic Section

Thomason Gymnasium/Athletic Section, in Building 7360, has a variety of activities for all, including rock climbing, boxing/cardio and intramural sports such as flag football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball and dodgeball. A racquetball court is adjacent to the gymnasium.

Youth sports are conducted in conjunction with the local YMCA. Register and pay at the Daniels Family Fitness Center. Thomason Gymnasium staff may be reached at 229-639-5246. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturday, Sunday and federal holidays.

Behavioral Health Programs

MCLB Albany MCCS Behavioral Health Programs

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. The compassionate staff strives to empower and encourage the community by helping create and maintain healthy relationships and life skills. Assistance is available to all active-duty personnel, 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.

Family Advocacy Program

The Family Advocacy Program, located in Building 7260, is a congressionally mandated program composed of licensed counselors who provide professional assessments and treatment for couples and families who have experienced intimate partner abuse and child abuse. The focus of FAP is to prevent and reduce the incidences of family violence while helping to create an environment of intolerance for such behavior. Psycho-educational services focus on prevention of maltreatment.

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 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 or 229-639-8896 for Victim Advocacy Services.

New Parent Support Program

The New Parent Support Program, in Building 7260, is a voluntary 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 composed of a team of registered nurses, and licensed 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

The Prevention and Education Program is located in Building 7260. The program offers educational briefs and workshops to units, commands, community organizations, and individuals. All presentations are evidence-based and can be customized to meet your goals, or to address specific needs. Topics include:

  • Stress management
  • Anger management
  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Family Advocacy Program overview
  • Suicide prevention and awareness
  • Pre-deployment, return and reunion, and warrior reset briefs

For more information, call 229-639-5252 or 229-639-7935.

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

The installation’s Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), 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 FAP 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, in Building 7260, provides active-duty military personnel with alcohol- or drug-screening assessments, prevention and education, group therapy and individualized counseling 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 residential drug treatment in Naval Hospitals when deemed most appropriate by a Medical Officer.

For more information, call 229-639-7941.

Victim Advocacy Services

Victim advocates, 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 24/7, at 229-347-2651.

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