Barstow, CA 92311, USA


Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide



MCLB Barstow is halfway 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. The City of Barstow has a population of more than 23,000.

History and Mission

MCLB, the second-largest employer in the Barstow area, 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.


DLA Distribution Barstow California is a Defense Logistics Agency colocated depot under the command of the Defense Distribution Center (DDC).

Command Services

The Barstow Commissary is at MCLB Barstow just off of Joseph Boll Avenue in Building 364. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and closed Sunday and Monday. Services include entry 30 minutes prior to opening for disabled patrons, handicapped parking and handicap shopping carts.

Community Services

The MCCS Administrative Office is open 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed holidays. Call 760-577-6733 or DSN 282-6733 for additional information. Other phone numbers: Director 760-577-6733, Secretary 760-577-6733, Operations Support Assistant 760-577-6199, Fax 760-577-6542.

Local Area

Barstow, “Gateway to the great mysterious desert,” has more to offer than meets the eye. There are surprises everywhere: volcanic cinder cones, booming sand dunes, historic and modern mines, rock formations etched with messages from former residents, vast vistas framed with mile-high mountains and small towns dotted along historic Route 66.

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