Robins AFB Relocation Information
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Welcome to Robins AFB!
Robins Air Force Base, adjacent to the town of Warner Robins in middle Georgia, is named after Brigadier General Augustine Warner Robins, who was considered one of the best logistics officers of the former U.S. Army Air Corps. Robins AFB is home to one of the three largest air logistics complexes in Air Force Materiel Command and employs 24,000 workers—including civilians, active duty and reserve military members, non-appropriated fund employees and contractors.
From the Robins AFB Fact Sheet:
“Robins Air Force Base is home to 54 mission partners, covering five major commands and three wings, totaling 22,000 Total Force Airmen all working together to support America’s defense. Robins Air Force base covers 6,935 acres and is Georgia’s largest single-site industrial complex. Major units include Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, 116th Air Control Wing, 461st Air Control Wing, 78th Air Base Wing, 5th Combat Communications Group and the 638th Supply Chain Management Group. There are also a number of Defense Logistics Agency and AF Life Cycle Management Center activities here, as well as a number of smaller units and organizations which are important to the base, Air Force and Department of Defense.”
The RQ-4 Global Hawk (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Claude Lazzara)
While Warner Robins is undeniably a military town, you can’t miss the small-town charm. With outdoor areas like North Peach Park to explore, historical destinations like the Hay House to travel back in time, and hot summers to incite the picture-perfect seasonal fun, a relaxing and effortless lifestyle is just ahead! Warner Robins is nicknamed the “International City” of Georgia because of the diversity of its resident population.
Robins AFB is a huge component of the surrounding area’s growth. While many duty stations are part of an already booming city, Robins AFB became Georgia’s largest single industry and helped put Warner Robins on the map, drastically increasing the city’s population. Robins is also home to the Air Force’s Museum of Aviation, which attracts thousands of people each year.
An E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft takes off at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rodney Speed)
Frequently Asked Questions About Robins AFB
1) How big is Robins AFB?
Robins AFB covers almost 7,000 acres of land and 2,200 acres of protected wetlands. It’s home to 54 mission partners, covering five major commands, and three wings, totaling 22,000 Total Force Airmen.
2) What city is near Robins AFB?
Robins AFB is just east of the city of Warner Robins, 18 miles south of Macon, and approximately 100 miles south of Atlanta, Georgia.
3) How far is Robins AFB from Atlanta?
Depending on traffic, Atlanta is about 2 hours north of Robins AFB ( about 100 miles).
4) Where should I live near Robins AFB?
Robins AFB has on base military family housing, and if you live off base, some popular areas include Bonaire, Centerville, Kathleen, Byron, and Hawkinsville, GA.
Roadside Waterfall at Fickling Mill Pond via Flickr Ron Reiring
Base Location and Information
Official site: Robins Air Force Base
Base map via Robins AFB FSS
Robins Air Force Base is located in Warner Robins, GA, about about ten miles south of the Georgia Regional Airport in Macon. Cities near the base and Warner Robins area include Bonaire, Centerville, Kathleen, Byron, and Hawkinsville, GA. Located in the middle of Georgia, two hours east of Atlanta and three hours west of the Atlantic, Robins AFB offers residents a calm place to live. The winters can be cold but short, while summers are hot and humid. Much of the year can be spent in outdoor activities!
Members of Team JSTARS board an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft during the Team JSTARS 2020 Operational Readiness Assessment at Robins Air Force Base, Nov. 19, 2020. The exercise, which included units from the 461st Air Control Wing, the 116th ACW and the 138th Military Intelligence Company, tested the team’s ability to perform in any congested, degraded, multi-domain scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Misuzu Allen)
The military presence reaches far and wide in the Peach State. In addition to Robins AFB, other military installations in Georgia include:
Getting around the Robins AFB area is easy with reasonable commuting time. However, there’s no public transport other than a small bus system for public transportation.
There are five base gates. The main two are the Watson and Russell Parkway. The Watson gate is home to the visitor center and the Russell Parkway gate is located next to the Museum of Aviation (you don’t need base access to the museum). It provides quick access to the commissary, library, bowling alley, golf course, and recreational activities as they’re located right inside the gate. Green Street will probably be the most convenient option for your work commute.
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Arrival lodging at Robins AFB is managed by Air Force Inns. For reservations with children and pet-friendly rooms, contact the Lodging office directly for accurate reservations.
Bldg. 557, Club Dr.
Warner-Robins, Georgia, 31098-5000
Robins AFB Housing
Image via Robins AFB Housing
Military housing at Robins AFB is privatized. Housing consists of two-, three-, four-, and five-bedroom homes in seven different neighborhoods. Community amenities include parks, clubhouses, picnic areas and community centers. Housing is managed by Hunt Military Communities at Robins Family Housing - (478) 929-8988.
Robins AFB Housing Management Office: (478) 926-3776, DSN: 468-3776
Housing aerial view from Robins AFB Housing
Robins AFB Off-Base Housing
Homes for sale and houses for rent near Robins AFB - Robins AFB Homes
Newcomers often envision the homes here to look as they’re portrayed in the movies — a beautiful brick home with a porch to sit and sip tea. And they’re not wrong! While the area does offer some diversity in style, if a traditional Southern home is what you’re after, you won’t have any trouble finding it.
The cost of living at Robins AFB is relatively low. Warner Robins, Bonaire, Gray, and Kathleen are all popular options for military families.
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Area Weather & Climate
Georgia Fall Colors, image Chris Greer and Explore Georgia
At Robins AFB, you’ll find summers are hot and muggy, the winters short, cold, and wet, and the area partly cloudy year round. The temperature typically varies from 38°F to 92°F and is rarely below 25°F or above 98°F. The area rarely sees snow. According to Weather Spark, the most pleasant time of year for outdoor activities is "mid April to early June and from early September to late October, with a peak score in the last week of September."
Robins AFB Area Schools
Houston County schools and mascots via Houston County Board of Education
Houston, Bibb, and Peach County school districts make up the public schools in the surrounding area. Robins AFB is located within the Houston County School District where over 90% of Robins’ military children attend school. According to Niche.com, Houston County Schools have an A to A- rating.
Private schools include Sacred Heart Catholic School, Windsor Academy, Tattnall Square Academy, Cirrus Academy Charter School, the Academy for Classical Education, and Veritas Classical Schools, many of which are located north of Robins AFB in Macon.
Homeschool families will find a supportive community. Check out Robins AFB Homeschoolers and Houston County Homeschool Happenings.
Connect with the Robins AFB School Liaison Office.
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Support for Military and Families
Photo by Joel Muniz on Unsplash
Military spouses looking for work will find a handful of options in the area. Some of the largest employers near Robins AFB (Robins being one of them) is Houston Healthcare, the Medical Center of Central Georgia, the Houston County Board of Education, Houston County Government, and Geico of Macon.
Volunteer opportunities abound, and you may find yourself connecting with organizations like: Humane Society of Houston County, The Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia, The Ronald McDonald House, The Middle of Georgia Food Bank, Rebuilding Together — Warner Robins, Meals on Wheels Middle Georgia, or Friends of the Library.
Higher education options include Mercer University, Middle Georgia State University, Wesleyan College, Middle Georgia Technical College, or Macon State.
Things to Do Near Robins AFB
Image via Macon’s Cherry Blossom Festival
Museum of Aviation: take a trip back in time through the history of flight.
Historic Depot Row: explore historic buildings and learn what it was like working for and riding up and down the railroads.
Rigby’s Water World: slides, a lazy river, and a kiddie area, this is a fun way to keep everyone cool.
Area festivals: The International City Farmers’ Market, Macon’s International Cherry Blossom Festival, Georgia Strawberry Festival, and Vintage Market Days are all fun ways to socialize, shop local, and eat yummy food while the kids take advantage of rides, get crafty, and compete in friendly games!
The Swanson in Perry: authentic Southern food experience.
Outdoor adventures: Providence Canyon State Park (Lumpkin, GA) and Stone Mountain Park (right outside Atlanta) are just a couple of hours from Robins AFB.
Weekend destinations: Just two hours away is the state capital, Atlanta. Macon is only 30 minutes up the road, and Savannah is a coastal getaway just three hours’ drive east.
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215 Page Road, Warner Robins, GA 31098