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United States Marine Corps
7th Street & Wake Avenue
Building 15 (Base Headquarters)
Barstow, CA 92311
Barstow's cost of living is lower than the U.S. average.
In 2018, Barstow's population was 23,972 people.
The estimated median house value in Barstow is $137,833 Home appreciation over the last 20 years has an annual average rate of 3.38%. 90% of properties are over 20 years old.
In 2019, California public schools spent $10,281 per student. The national average was $12,756
It is important to hand carry your medical/dental records, copy of official orders, school records (for you and your children), personnel file (SRB), training records, birth certificates, shot records, social security cards, pink slips/titles for vehicles, resumes, insurance papers, passports, warranties, road hazard insurance papers, and prescriptions when changing duty stations.
The automated operator can be reached at commercial (760) 577-6211.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by worldwide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included.
MCLB Barstow is comprised of three principal sites:
To enable operational readiness through infrastructure, logistics and services in order to support Marine Corps, Army, and other government components.
Leveraging competitive advantage while continuing to grow cooperative alliances.
We engage our values toward our vision to meet the mission as we procure, maintain, repair and rebuild, store, and distribute supplies and equipment as assigned; to conduct such schools and training as may be directed, and to perform such tasks and functions as may be directed by the Commandant of the Marine Corps and Installation Commands.
Marine Corps Logistics Base - MCLB Barstow was established as the Marine Corps Depot of Supplies at its present location on Dec. 28, 1942, when the Navy turned it over to the Marine Corps as a storage site for supplies and equipment needed for Fleet Marine Forces in the Pacific theater during World War II. For historical photos and commemorative displays, visit MCLB Barstow's Historical Gallery located at Bldg. 204.
MCLB Barstow is currently Barstow's 2nd largest employer, and is composed of three principal sites: Nebo, which encompasses 1,879 acres and functions as base headquarters and is the main facility for administration, storage, recreational activities, shopping, and housing functions; the Yermo Annex encompasses 1,859 acres and is primarily a storage and industrial complex; and the third site, 2,438 acres, serves as the rifle and pistol ranges.
MCLB Barstow is a vital link in the logistics complex that provides the weapons systems, equipment and special logistics essential to supporting the assigned mission of the fleet Marine forces.
The base employs a combined military-civilian workforce. Marines and sailors work side-by-side with approximately 1,700 civilian employees, in many instances performing identical work.
There are approximately 100 active-duty service members living on base, belonging to various branches of the military; Retirees living in a 30-mile radius number approximately 6,000; Civilian employees number around 1,400. The Barstow area community population is less than 24,000.
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MCLB Barstow is located in southern California, on the route between Los Angeles and Las Vegas on Interstate 15. It is approximately 120 miles northeast of Los Angeles and 150 miles southwest of Las Vegas in the San Bernardino County high desert. Located along freeways I-15 and I-40, and State Highways 58 & 247 Barstow serves millions of travelers each year headed to and from Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Bakersfield and Palm Springs, and many National Parks, including the Mojave National Preserve, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, and the Grand Canyon.
The Victor Valley, approximately 35 miles south of Barstow, includes the communities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Lucerne Valley, and Victorville. Further south is Hesperia, Oak Hills, and Phelan. Wrightwood is further south through the Cajon Pass. Victorville is the business hub of the area and draws consumers from well beyond its immediate area. It is the largest commercial center between San Bernardino and the Nevada border.
Nearby military installations include Ft. Irwin National Training Center, Edwards Air Force Base, and Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake.
MCLB Barstow is located between Los Angeles and Las Vegas on Interstate 40. It is approximately 120 miles northeast of Los Angeles and 150 miles southwest of Las Vegas in the Mojave high desert.
If you are flying into Ontario International Airport to reach MCLB Barstow, you will need to take ground transportation from the airport to Barstow. From the airport, take Interstate 10 east toward San Bernardino. Merge onto Interstate 15 north toward Barstow/Las Vegas for about 80 miles. Once you reach Barstow, take Interstate 40 for two miles until you reach the installation exit(s). Proceed on Route 66 to the West Gate. Commercial trucks must enter from the East Gate.
Directions to MCLB Barstow
Directions to Yermo Annex
Victor Valley Transit Authority is the City of Barstow’s bus transportation service and includes limited service to the surrounding communities of Hinkley, Lenwood, Yermo, Needles, Apple Valley and Victorville. In general, Barstow Area Transit operates Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 7:55 p.m. with limited service on the weekends from 8:00 a.m. to 4:55 p.m. The nearest bus stop to MCLB Barstow is on East Main Street just west of the I-40 on-ramp. No specific stop is marked but will pick up by waving to the driver.
Arriving at Front Gate If you arrive at the front gate with a valid DoD ID card, proceed to your unit to begin in processing. If you do not have a valid DoD card then you must go to the Pass & ID building located just before the gate entrance to the right. Present your government-issued identification card. You will need proof of insurance and valid vehicle registration for a temporary vehicle pass. You must show your travel orders or be sponsored onto the base. Proceed to your unit for in processing.
Arrival and check-in requirements need to be coordinated with your sponsor and the Military Personnel Division. Your check-in process will begin at the Administration and Support Department located in Building 15. Your check-in sheet, along with your sponsor, will guide you through the process.
After 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and on Saturday, Sunday and holidays, personnel should report to the base duty officer located at Building 15. The BDO's phone number is 760-577-6961.
Currently, there is no base transportation on this installation. General building distances are walkable with comfortable shoes. Prior to your arrival, make arrangements with your assigned sponsor regarding transportation to the base. There is a taxi or other driving services off base if arriving by bus or train to get you to the installation. There is no military shuttle service from the airport to the installation. A taxi from the airport would be very expensive considering it is 80 miles. Make prior arrangements. If you do not have a sponsor, contact the Sponsorship Coordinator at 760-577-6663 or Relocation Assistance at 760-577-6675.
Greyhound Bus LinesGreyhound:1611 E. Main St.Barstow, CA 92311Phone: (760) 256-8757
Greyhound Bus Lines offer services to Barstow from Las Vegas, Ontario and Los Angeles. There is no commercial airport in Barstow. The three closest airports are Ontario (90 miles), Los Angeles, (175 miles), and Las Vegas, (180 miles). Local airports or the Scheduled Airline Ticket Office can provide flight information. From the Barstow bus station (3 miles), call your sponsor or a driving service for transportation to the base.
Amtrak Station:685 North First AvenueBarstow, CA 92311Reservations and schedule: (800) 872-7245
If arriving by bus, you will arrive in Barstow at the famous Barstow Station, located on Main Street. When arriving by train, your stop will be at the historic Harvey House. If you need transportation, take a taxi to MCLB (Nebo) Barstow and check-in at Building 15 with the base duty officer (BDO). If you cannot take a taxi or other driving service, call the BDO at 760-577-6961. City bus routes are not convenient to access the base; requiring intermittent walking.
If you do not have transportation, contact your assigned sponsor and make arrangements with him or her to coordinate your transportation requirements.
If you do not have transportation, contact your assigned sponsor and make arrangements with him or her to coordinate your transportation requirements. Sponsorship assignment is mandatory at MCLB Barstow. Call 760-577-6675 or 800-THE-USMC (800-843-8762) for more information.
To reach the automated operator dial 760-577-6211 or DSN 312-282-6211.
For a live person during office hours, Information, Referral & Relocation may be able to assist you. Call (760) 577-6675.