Created for the active military stationed here in middle Georgia, and specifically for the military relocating to Robins AFB, I hope you find a nugget in the information below. Having been a “veteran” of 7 PCS moves, over 20 local moves, base housing, and a couple of DITYs, I fully understand the anticipation and fear that accompanies showing up at your “next duty station”.
Warner Robins Georgia is home to Robins Air Force Base, the largest industrial complex in the state and one of the three largest Department of Defense repair facilities in the nation. The base employs over 27,000 civilian workers, contractors, military members, and non-appropriated fund employees.
Robins AFB was originally an Army Air Corps repair facility called Wellston Air Depot at Robins Field. The base/city of Wellston were eventually renamed after Brigadier General Augustine Warner Robins, widely considered the “father of logistics”.
Co-located on Robins Air Force is the Warner Robins – Air Logistics Center (WR-ALC), the Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), and the Georgia Air National Guard (Air Control Wing). The WR-ALC is one of only three Air Force ALCs in the U.S.
The WR-ALC is the Airlift Center of Excellence for the Air Force, providing sustainment management of the C-5, C-17, C-130, and C-141 aircraft. Warner Robins ALC also handles sustainment functions for several combat systems such as the F-15, Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS), Special Operations Systems, U-2, and Vehicles and Support Equipment.
HQ AFRC is the operational headquarters for all giày air force 1 Reserve units. AFRC provides combat readiness, logistical support, and training for all Air Force Reserve units and personnel. AFRC also provides many specialized functions to include aerial spraying, aeromedical evacuation, counter drug missions, forest fire suppression, and weather reconnaissance. AFRC has nearly 450 aircraft and perform over 30% of the Air Force’s day-to-day missions.
The Georgia ANGs Air Control Wing is the first Total Force wing consisting of Air Force, Army, ANG personnel, civilian, and contractor personnel. They fly, maintain, and manage uninterrupted command, control, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance via the E-8C JSTARS program.
HANDY ARRIVAL INFORMATION…
Base Operator – DSN: 468-1001 / Comm: (478) 926-1110
Pine Oaks Lodging (Billeting/Quarters) – DSN: 468-2100 / Comm: (478) 926-2100
Gate 3 (Watson Blvd) – Open 24 Hours (Visitor center is adjacent)
Groome Shuttle Transportation – (912) 471-1616, 24/7 shuttle to/from Atlanta Hartsfield Airport
The data below is typical (in my opinion) but not inclusive information new arrivals to Robins Air Force Base may want to see. When in doubt about accuracy of the data, always contact the office or agency in question for specific information.
CLUBS AND RESTAURANTS…
BX Food Court, Ninth St, B982, Phone: (478) 929-0690, Various hours, call for details, Anthony’s Pizza, Baskin Robbins, Charley’s, Cinnabon, Robin Hood, Taco Johns
Horizons, Club Drive, B542, Phone: (478) 926-2670 / 922-3011, Lunch – Mon-Fri: 11am-1p.m., Dinner – Wed-Thu: 5:30pm-8pm, Fri-Sat: 6pm-9pm, Brunch – Sun: 10am-1pm, Cashier – Mon-Fri: 10am-3:30p.m.
Airman & Family Readiness Center, Ninth St, B794, Phone: (478) 926-1256, Mon-Fri: 7:30am-4:30pm, Air Force Aid Society, employment, financial management, and much more
Airman’s Attic, Tenth St, B943 (East) / B946 (West), Phone: (478) 926-5805 (E) / (478) 926-3080 (W), Mon-Fri: 6:30am-6pm, Accredited by NAEYC, care for children 6 weeks+
Child Development Center, Tenth St, B943 (East) / B946 (West), Phone: (478) 926-5805 (E) / (478) 926-3080 (W), Mon-Fri: 6:30am-6pm, Accredited by NAEYC, care for children 6 weeks+
Employment Office, B1524, adjacent to the Museum of Aviation, Phone: (478) 926-6666/7878 or 1-800-342-0570, Mon-Fri: 7:30am-4pm
Housing Office, 655 Seventh St, Phone: (478) 926-3776, Both on-base and off-base base housing are available. Contact the Robins AFB Housing Office at (478) 926-3776 for more details.
Medical Clinic, 655 Seventh St, Phone: (478) 327-7850, Mon-Fri: 7:30am-4:30pm, specific clinic times may vary
Bowling Center, Ninth St, B908, Phone: (478) 926-4867, Mon-Thu: 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm, Sun-Holiday: 1pm-8pm, Tournaments, leagues, school/lunch specials, Friday family night, and more
Library, Ninth St, B905, Phone: (478) 327-8761/8762, Mon-Thu: 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat: 10am-5pm, Internet and photocopy services available
Pine Oaks Golf Course, Warner Robins St, B595, Phone: (478) 926-4103, Hours of operation vary, depending on the season, Tournaments, leagues, lessons, club/cart rentals, and stocked pro shop
SHOPPING and MOVIES…
AAFES Theater, B909, Phone: (478) 926-2919, Fri: 7:30pm, Sat: 3pm/7:30pm, Football frenzy, bingo, parties, members night, Texas hold ’em, and more games
Base Exchange (BX), Ninth St, B982, Phone: (478) 923-5536, Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm, Sun: 10am-6pm, GNC, laundry, optical, alterations, barber/beauty shop, flower shop, food court, MCSS
Class VI / Shoppette, Ninth st, B978, Phone: (478) 923-5085, Mon-Thu: 7am-9pm, Fri: 7am-10pm, Sat: 9am-10pm, Sun: 9am-8pm, Alcohol, convenience store items