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United States Marine Corps
Welcome/ Visitors Center
O'Bannon Ave. & Iwo Jima Ave.
McTureous Hall, Bldg. 218
Barstow, CA 92311
When you arrive at your new installation, you’ll need to follow installation-specific procedures. Each installation and service handles in-processing differently. Here, you can find installation-specific guidelines and a list of documents to bring with you when checking- in. Reach out to the contacts provided if you have specific questions.
Reporting InArrival and check-in requirements need to be coordinated with your sponsor if assigned, or the S-1 Manpower Department at 760-577-6375/6308/6176. Your check-in process will begin at the S-1 Manpower Department located in Building 15 (end of North Wing). Your check-in sheet, along with your sponsor, will guide you through the process.
The uniform for all Marines reporting for duty is the service alphas. If arriving after normal duty hours, report to the command duty officer, Building 15. Contact your unit before arrival for any required quarantine protocols applicable to check in. Your sponsor at MCLB Barstow will arrange to meet you on the first official day and walk you through the check-in process. After receiving your reporting endorsement and check-in sheet, you can then proceed to check in to the other sections.
Reporting After HoursAfter 16:30 p.m. on weekdays, weekends and holidays, personnel should report to the base duty officer at 760-559-7193 to receive specific instructions. You will be required to check-in at 0800 with the S-1 Manpower Department the next business day.
All permanent personnel reporting to MCLB Barstow are authorized commuted rations (COMRATS). All single E5 and below personnel will be assigned a room in the barracks. Married personnel or personnel E6 and above are authorized temporary lodging expense for up to 10 days. A statement of non-availability can be obtained by contacting 760-577-6418.
Before arriving in Barstow, contact: Information, Referral and Relocation 760-577-6675 IRR.MCLBB@USMC-MCCS.ORG for up to date information and current points of contact for:
To minimize or avoid a delay in housing assignment upon arrival, military personnel with accompanying family members should contact the Housing Office as soon as they become aware of their duty station change. Notification and/or applications may be submitted via the following:
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Note:Two common pets are allowed. Potentially dangerous dogs, such as Pit Bulls and Rottweiler's, are not allowed aboard the installation. Please see housing office for official list.
Note:Although base housing is not mandatory, Marines must contact the MCLB command before securing off-base housing. Once cleared through the command, Marines are advised to contact the Fort Irwin Housing Referral Office at 760-380-3576 or DSN: 470-3576/3577, or visit the Automated Housing Referral Network at http://www.homes.mil for a listing of suitable houses in town.
The Housing Office is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Apply for housing by submitting a copy of your PCS orders as soon as they are received. The sooner coordination is made with the housing office, the better the chance for assignment upon arrival. If you are not able to move into housing right away, the housing office can assist you with temporary lodging or off base referrals.
MCCS has temporary lodging facilities on the installation. Make reservations prior to arrival by contacting the Temporary Lodging Facility at 760-577-6418.
If you have any questions contact your sponsor and/or the personnel officer at DSN 312-282-6086 or 760-577-6086/6663. Contact your unit for any possible quarantine requirements.
Check in at building 126, and register for a welcome-aboard brief with Information, Referral and Relocation. Located next to the chapel on James L Day Street. 760-577-6675.
If you get married en route to your new duty station, enroll new dependents (spouses /children) as soon as possible with DEERS at your gaining command. Update your family care plan and Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System account information. The military will not pay for travel and housing of your new spouse if you do not follow proper procedures or are married after your departure date.
If you get married before your permanent change of station you must inform your commander and follow the procedures to add your spouse as a dependent. To qualify for the PCS financial benefits that are entitled to married service members dependent information must be listed on the orders and included on the personal interview on move.mil.