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Welcome to Robins Air Force Base and Middle Georgia, where every day is Armed Forces Appreciation Day. Located adjacent to the city of Warner Robins, Ga., population of approximately 75,000, Robins offers the chance for a challenging and rewarding tour or career. The base is located in the geographic center of the largest state east of the Mississippi River, where recreational opportunities abound. Atlanta, the state capital, is approximately 100 miles to the north on Interstate 75. Florida is within four hours driving time south on the interstate. Macon, Georgia's fourth largest city is 15 miles north. Interstate 16 intersects with I-75 in Macon and leads to Savannah, the Atlantic Ocean and the Golden Isles.

When you think of Robins Air Force Base, no single mission comes to mind. A wide variety of organizations make up this huge airfield and industrial complex. The largest is the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, one of three major air logistics complexes in the Air Force Materiel Command, headquarters at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The hosting unit is the 78th Air Base Wing, but you'll also find the 116th Air Control Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, 5th Combat Communications Group, and much more.

The base is the largest single site industrial complex in Georgia and employs approximately 24,000 workers--including civilians, active duty and reserve military members, non-appropriated fund employees and contractors. The estimated total economic impact of Robins on the state of Georgia is $3.38 billion.

DIRECTIONS

Base Transportation Office at (478) 926-3493. 

Driving your Car
From 1-75
--Take Exit 144 heading east on Russell Parkway until you reach to the Russell Parkway Gate--about 10 minutes.
--Take Exit 146 heading east on Watson Blvd until you reach to the Watson Blvd Gate--about 10 minutes.
--Take Exit 160-A (Pio Nono/Warner Robins) and take Highway 247 about 15 miles south to the base. 

From I-16
--Take Exit 27, go west to Hwy 96, then to Hwy 247 north, pass the Museum of Aviation and merge to Robins Parkway. 

Military members entering at the Visitor's Center at Gate 3, which is open 24 hours a day, should report directly to the orderly room of the organization they are assigned. The orderly room will contact the Military Personnel Flight to schedule an appointment for in-processing. If there are any questions about where to report upon arrival, military members will be directed to the Military Personnel Section's customer service office in Building 767. After hours, members will be directed to the 24-hour arrival point, the billeting office in Building 557.

SPONSORSHIP

Your sponsor plays an important role in the adjustment to your new assignment. He or she can help you with everything from in-processing to finding adequate housing. At the very least, your sponsor should send advance information on how to get here, where to report, your new unit and your job. Sponsors are valuable sources of information in helping solve any problem you may encounter. If you don't hear from your sponsor within four weeks of your reporting date, write to the commander of your new unit or contact the Military Personnel Flight's customer service office at (478) 222-6862.

Personal Vehicles

All personnel with a valid base credential (military, civilian, dependent, contractor, etc.) will be required to show their ID at the gate in order to gain access to Robins. Temporary passes for up to three days may be obtained during duty hours Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Pass and Registration Section, Visitor Control Center, adjacent to the Main Gate (Gate 3). After duty hours, the controller at the VCC gate performs this function. Temporary passes needed for more than three days (special access request, etc.) may be obtained only at Pass and Registration during normal operating hours. Proof of ownership which include current vehicle registration, current insurance, valid driver's license and a civilian or military identification card are required to drive on Robins.

Parking in a visitor or customer space within two blocks of your workplace is prohibited. A series of numbers, letters, office symbols or any combination of these identifies it as a reserved parking space. In the base housing areas, vehicles may be parked in driveways or in designated parking spaces. Housing units with driveways may also park on the roadside unless specifically prohibited. Parking rules are strictly enforced.