Fort Irwin Community

Fort Irwin
Service and Facilities

Service and Facilities

Army Community Service
The Army Community Service mission is to provide “Real Life Solutions for Successful Army Living” for all of our Soldiers, Family members, retirees and civilians. ACS offers comprehensive and effective programs and services to meet the needs of the Fort Irwin community. The ACS team is dedicated to improving the quality of life on Fort Irwin. Pursuing excellence is our goal, and there is no finish line in the pursuit of excellence. For general ACS information or referral, call (760)
380-4784. Most ACS programs are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in Buildings 109, 111, and 561 on Fort Irwin. Below are the locations of services:

Building 109

  • Exceptional Family Member Program Office
  • Employment Readiness Program Office
  • Relocation Program Office
  • Mobilization & Deployment/
  • FRG Program Office

Building 111

  • Financial Readiness Management
  • Training Office

Building 561

  • Director of the Army Community Service
  • Army Emergency Relief Office
  • Army Volunteer Corps Office
  • Information, Referral and Follow-Up
  • Program Office
  • Army Family Team Building/
  • AFAP Program Office
  • Military Connection and Resource Center Office (Barstow CA Outreach Center)

Relocation Readiness Program
The Relocation Readiness Program helps you settle into your new duty station as quickly and easily as possible. The program is located in Building 109 at the Reception Campus and can be reached at (760) 380-3598. The following services are provided:

Fort Irwin N.O.W.
The Fort Irwin N.O.W. (Newcomers Orientation Welcome) rolls out the red carpet on a monthly basis for our newcomers with a warm welcome full of information and fun activities. At the time of registration, participants will receive a Newcomer’s ticket to “SPEED” (Soldiers & Family Program for Enlightenment, Entertainment & Discovery) and a Welcome packet. Packets include information about ACS and resources available on Fort Irwin. Off-post information provided includes: phone numbers, maps, school listings, church listings and “things-to-do,” to name a few. You will also have the opportunity to talk to DENTAC, MEDDAC, CHP, ACS, CYSS, EFMP, Safety and other agencies’ representatives. A bus tour of the installation is available after the briefing from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Spouses Tour
The Relocation Readiness Program conducts a semi-annual tour of the nearby communities. The tour stops at Calico Ghost Town, the California State Veterans Home in Barstow and the Tanger Outlets in Lenwood for some shopping. Tour includes a complimentary lunch.

Do you need general immigration and naturalization information? Stop by and we can assist you with immigration issues, to include visas, green cards, INS forms and citizenship.

Sponsorship Program
All sponsors, in accordance with AR 600-8-8, are required to complete the installation’s Sponsorship Training program prior to assignment of a Soldier or civilian employee.

Once an individual has been selected to serve as a sponsor he/she must take the Sponsorship course through ACS.

Military and civilian personnel courses are held quarterly

Heart’s Apart
This focus group is for those Family members whose spouse is deployed or on an unaccompanied tour. The support group serves as a chain of concern for those Families.

International Spouses Group
The International Spouses Group is a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic group that brings together foreign-born spouses in an informal gathering. The group is a wonderful resource for Spouses to share information about: adjusting to life in America and the military, learning English as a second language, raising bilingual children, citizenship issues, hobbies, sharing recipes and much more.

Exceptional Family
Member Program
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated medical, educational, housing, community support and personal services to Families with special needs. A special-needs Family member or exceptional Family member is any Family member (child or adult) with a life-threatening or chronic condition that requires specialized medical or educational services. The following service members must enroll in the program if they are identified to have exceptional Family members: Active Army, U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) Soldiers on active duty exceeding 30 days, Active Guard Reserve (AGR) and Army National Guard (ANR) personnel serving under authority of Title 10, United States Code. Soldiers are responsible for keeping their EFMP enrollment current as Exceptional Family Member conditions change, or every three years, whichever comes first.

Department of the Army civilian employees do not have to enroll in the program. However, they must identify children with special education and medical needs each time they process for assignment OCONUS, where dependent travel is authorized at government expense.

To enroll or for additional information contact the ACS EFMP office at (760) 380-3698 or contact the special needs advisor at the Mary E. Walker Clinic at (760) 380-3159. The EFMP Office is located in Building 109.

Women, Infants & Children Program
The Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program at Fort Irwin is an educational and nutritious food check program for pregnant/nursing/postpartum women, infants, and children under the age of five. Eligibility is based on family size, income, and nutritional risk. The WIC program is located at Building 1034 on Third and G Street on post, and in Barstow at 301 East Mt. View Avenue. Call (800) 472-2321 or (909) 387-8301 for an appointment.

Employment Readiness Program
The Employment Readiness Program offers job search assistance through classes, trainings and one-on-one assistance. General information is available on a walk-in basis. Personalized counseling and resume assistance is available by appointment. A weekly list of job openings on post and in the local area are sent out via e-mail to subscribers. For more information call (760) 380-5165. The program manager is located in Building 109.

Army Substance Abuse Program
The Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) is a comprehensive program specifically designed to strengthen the overall fitness and effectiveness of the Fort Irwin community, and to enhance the combat readiness of its personnel and units.


ASAP offers a variety of services that includes:
Alcohol and drug prevention and education for Soldiers and DA Civilians.

The Risk Reduction Program that identifies 15 high-risk behaviors that could be problematic for Soldiers.

The Employee Assistance Program that is designed to assist DA Civilians adversely affected by medical, behavioral and or emotional problems.

A Suicide Prevention Program that provides resources for suicide intervention skills to reduce the occurrence of suicidal behavior across the installation.

The Drug Testing Program which is an intervention program that alerts Soldiers’ chain of command before an accident or injury occurs. It also tests DA Civilians in support of the Army’s Drug Free Workplace Program.


ASAP Clinical Services offer initial assessments, medical evaluations, individual and group therapy, and referrals to inpatient and outpatient treatment. These services are offered to active-duty military personnel and their Family members who may be experiencing alcohol/drug abuse or dependency. For information on prevention and education, call (760) 380-4153. For Clinical Services, call (760) 380-4074. ASAP is located on the corner of Third Street and South Loop Road in Building 573.

Financial Readiness
Army Emergency Relief (AER) provides interest-free loans or grants during times of emergency. Examples are loans for eviction, vehicle repossession, emergency travel, funeral expenses, repair of Soldier’s only essential vehicle, etc. Soldiers or Family members must visit with their Command Financial NCO prior to coming to ACS, except when a Red Cross message has been issued. The program is located in Building 561. Telephone:
(760) 380-3513. After hours call (877) 272-7337 (American Red Cross, toll free).

Consumer Affairs and
Finance Assistance Program
The Consumer Affairs and Finance Assistance Program (CAFAP) offers individual or group budget counseling, check writing classes, and financial management training. Financial Management Readiness Training (FMRT) offers a wide range of services to assist Soldiers and their Families to live within their means and invest for the future. Emphasis is placed upon money management, proper use of credit, financial planning for deployment, transition and relocation, insurance, and check writing principles. The goal is to enlighten Soldiers and their Families on procedures in resolving consumer complaint problems and issues. Debt Management Plan (DMP) assistance is also offered. The Financial Readiness Program Manager (FRPM) office can be reached at (760) 380-9194. The office is located in Building 111.

Family Advocacy Program
Programs and services provided by Family Advocacy are: New Parent Support Program, parenting classes, victim advocacy, stress management, anger management, couples communication, command and unit training, and deployment (pre- and post-) education for Soldiers and Families. Call (760) 380-4470 to find out how we can assist. The Family Advocacy Program Manager is located in Building 561.

Army Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program
The Army Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program (SAPRP) reinforces the Army’s commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual assault through a comprehensive policy that focuses on: education, prevention, thorough investigation, appropriate action, and follow-up. Army policy promotes sensitive care for victims of sexual assault and accountability for those who commit these crimes. The Victim Advocate Coordinator can be reached at (760) 380-5467
and the 24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline number is (760) 267-6792. This office is located at Building 561 with the Family Advocacy Program.

New Parent Support Program
The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is a professional team of social workers and nurses who provide supportive and caring services to military Families with young children. Our trained, supervised home visitors have extensive knowledge of the issues confronting today’s parents. These home visitors are sensitive to the unique challenges facing military Families. Through a variety of programs including home visits, infant care classes, play morning activities, and parenting classes, the New Parent Support Program will help you learn to cope with stress, isolation, post-deployment reunions and the everyday demands of parenthood. This voluntary participation program was developed to assist military Families in many ways that friends and family do when you’re back home.

Who is eligible? Military Families expecting a child or with children from birth to three years of age are eligible to participate, free of charge, in all of the services offered.

What can the NPSP do for me? This program offers expectant parents and parents of newborn and young children the opportunity to learn new skills as parents and to improve old ones. There are often many questions about the needs of infants and young children.

Play Morning is an interactive play group designed to teach parents developmentally appropriate play and to help children improve their social, cognitive, and motor skills. For more information call (760) 380-4021/4784. The NPSP office is located at Building 561.

Life Skills Education
Fort Irwin Family Advocacy offers seminars and workshops, which are available to individuals and couples, units, and unit Family Readiness Groups (FRGs). The coordinator for this program is located in Building 561 and can be reached
at (760) 380-4474.

Victim Advocacy Program
Victim Advocates are on call 24 hours per day, seven days per week to assist victims of domestic violence. Victim Advocates assist by: providing information regarding victim’s rights; assisting victims in locating shelter and other safe housing options; assisting in establishing immediate and long term safety plans; accompanying victims to court and meetings with legal counsel or command and law enforcement, and; providing information, professional referrals, and support. Call the Victim Advocate Hotline at (760) 267-6792. The office is in Building 561 and can be reached at (760) 380-2407/2409.

Soldier and Family
Assistance Center
Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) provides assistance and support services to Soldiers who have been assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) and their Families through the development, coordination, and provision of varied services designed to address complex physical, personal, family, social, and economic needs. The SFAC services are tailored and responsive to the needs of our medically wounded. Most services will be present in the SFAC location in order to maximize the convenience to Soldiers and their Families. Other services will be brought forward on a part-time basis or SFAC will establish priority appointments on behalf of Soldiers at other offices. The SFAC manager at Fort Irwin can be reached at (760) 380-8380. The Army Wounded Soldiers and Family Hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (800) 984-8523. This hotline offers wounded and injured Soldiers and Family members a way to seek help to resolve medical issues and to provide an information channel of Soldier medically related issues directly to senior Army leadership so they can improve how the Army serves the medical needs of our Soldiers and their Families. SFAC is located in Building 1034.

Survivor Outreach Services
Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things anyone can go through. In its commitment to the Families of the Fallen, the United States Army has developed a comprehensive Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) Program. The mission of the Survivor Outreach Services is to provide long-term support to Families of our fallen Soldiers by offering assistance with any concerns or issues, providing information on services and programs, and connecting Families to outreach organizations both inside and outside the Department of Defense. Several SOS program coordinators assist Family members with the program’s services. The SOS support coordinator provides long-term supportive services to surviving Family members. The coordinator serves as an advocate to Families and helps maintain a connection to the Army for as long as the Family desires. The coordinator arranges individual and group support counseling, and provides information and referral services within military installations or with available agencies in communities closest to where surviving Family members live. The SOS financial counselor provides financial assistance, investment education, and estate planning to assist the surviving Family member in reaching their financial goals. The financial counselor can be reached at (760) 380-9194 and is located in Building 111. An SOS benefits coordinator provides expertise on local, state and federal benefits to Families. The coordinator works with the Casualty Assistance Officer (CAO) to provide guidance and assistance with benefits and applications and connects the Family to benefit providers. The SOS program manager can be reached at (760) 380-8357 and is located in Building 561.

Army Volunteer Corps Program
Army Community Service is the home to the Army Volunteer Corps, which is the center of volunteer recruitment, referral, recognition and advocacy efforts for Fort Irwin. Volunteers are needed in a wide variety of positions throughout the installation. Volunteers can learn or enhance skills, get to know the community, meet new people, build their resumes, earn promotion points, and more. The Volunteer Coordinator, located in ACS, Building 561, will sit down with you to find the perfect volunteer position. Stop by or call (760) 380-8422 for information on how to track hours to ensure work-credit experience and installation credit. Volunteers log thousands of hours annually which help build a stronger community. Join the volunteer corps and become a proud member of the community. Now serving over 600 active volunteers!

Deployment and Mobilization Readiness Program
This program is designed to support active and Reserve component Soldiers and their Families. Guidance and assistance to Family Readiness Groups, rear detachment personnel, and Families is provided. All activities promote self-development, self-reliance and resiliency during times of mobilization and deployment, and foster teamwork in Family Readiness Groups. Pre-deployment briefings, a major function of Deployment and Mobilization Readiness, are conducted prior to unit departure and handbooks are provided to Soldiers and their Family members. Homecoming and reunion orientation and training are coordinated with subject matter experts. Coping with Separation training is highly recommended and available for Spouses experiencing extended periods of separation. For more information call (760) 380-2399. The program manager is located in Building 109.

Child, Youth & School Services
CYSS is a network of systems and programs through which Fort Irwin provides quality child and youth development options that reduce the conflict between parental responsibilities and unit mission requirements. The objectives of CYSS are to support readiness and contribute to the quality of life of Families by providing developmentally appropriate care options for children and youth. CYSS provides: full-day, part-day and hourly child care programs; before- and after-school care programs; middle and teen programs; Family child care; team sports and outreach sports programs, and; resource and referral for on and off post. CYSS programs are designed to foster and develop children’s physical, intellectual and socio-emotional capabilities regardless of the setting or length of time in care.

Parent Central Services for CYSS is located in Building 109 of the Reception Campus. Telephone: (760) 380-2257/2270.

Child Development Centers and Family Child Care homes
CYSS accepts children ages 4 weeks to 18 years of active-duty military personnel, or installation civilian government employees. Single or dual military may place children 4 weeks old in the Child Development Center, or at birth in a Family Child Care home. All other children must be 6 weeks old.

Service is provided according to the following priorities:
• Priority #1: Children of a sole active-duty military parent
• Priority #2: Children of dual active-duty military parents
• Priority #3: All others, e.g., military households with a working spouse, DoD civilian households, DoD contract employee households, Reservists on active duty.


Child Development Center, Building 1317, is located at the corner of Innerloop Road and Normandy Drive. Programs offered:
Full-Day Care, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kindergarten Before/After program, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cactus Corner Child Development Center, Building 4150, is located on the corner of Barstow Road and North Loop Road.

Programs offered:
Full-Day care, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Part-day Strong Beginnings, Pre-kindergarten program, Monday through Friday, 8 to 11 a.m.
Part-day Pre-toddler and Toddler program, Monday through Friday, 8 to 11 a.m.
Part-day Pre-School, Monday through Friday, 8 to 11 a.m.
Hourly care, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Family Child Care (FCC) homes operate on the installation for parents who prefer a small, home environment. FCC homes are able to provide full-day, part-day and hourly care for children 4 weeks to 12 years of age. Many FCC homes also provide extended care, such as weekend or overnight care, for parents whose missions require that childcare be available during other than “normal” operating hours. Telephone:
(760) 380-3502/2267.

Child and Adult
Care Food Program
All CYSS programs participate in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). No child/youth will be discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, age, or handicap. Regulatory requirements state that nutritious foods to help meet the child’s/youth’s total nutritional needs will be served in all CYSS programs. Weekly menus are posted in each CYSS facility and FCC home. Copies are available to CYSS parents at the front desk of each facility. The CACFP serves breakfast, lunch, and a snack in all CYSS programs according to the time in care. The FCC providers serve meals in conjunction with the time that the child is in care. The CACFP office is located in Building 4150 on the corner of Barstow Road and Outer Loop Road. Telephone: (760) 380-4830.

School Age Center
School Age Center (SAC) offers self-directed and staff-directed activities for children in first through fifth grades before and after school and during school vacations. Children participate in a variety of off-site activities such as swimming, bowling, rollerblading and ceramics as well as on-site activities that includes arts and crafts, computer and homework labs, a full gymnasium, game room and shaded courtyard activities. The SAC staff monitors activities within the center; children are not allowed to leave the facility at their own discretion. Parents are required to sign their children out on a daily basis. Children must be registered with CYSS. This is a for-fee program with bi-weekly fees based on total Family income. SAC is located in Building 1315, on Meuse-Argonne Street. SAC is open during the school year on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday and Early-Out days from 12:30 to 6 p.m. SAC summer hours are Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Telephone: (760) 380-4163.

Middle School and Teen Center
MST is open to 6th through 12th grades. The program offers volunteer opportunities, the ability to learn new job skills, a supervised environment for social interaction, a variety of outings to Southern California attractions and the opportunity to attend out-of-state Army-sponsored teen events. Youths must be registered with CYSS.

MST has a game room with video and board games, a computer lab, a homework lab, lounge with two flat-screen televisions, Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation, outside playground, arts and crafts activities and a full-use gym for a variety of activities. The Teen Center, located in Building 1313, is a great place for teens to hang out with friends, where parents don’t need to worry about them. Call (760) 380-3732.

The MST computer lab is open to home schooling parents that do not have certain programs or the usage of a computer for their teaching needs. During normal hours, the lab offers: graphic design, website design, photography, audio, video editing, pod-casting and much more. Parents also have access to exploring environmental awareness, renewable energies such as solar cars and robotics. The lab is also open for special hours to students who are home-schooled.

Ever wonder what your child will be when he or she grows up? Maybe the next Mozart, the one who tops Leonardo da Vinci, or maybe both. The School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, and Skills (SKIESUnlimited) offers a wide variety of programs that will unlock your child’s potential. SKIESUnlimited programs are available to children 6 weeks to 18 years of active-duty military, retirees, DoD civilians and contractors of Fort Irwin.

Through SKIESUnlimited, children and youth on Fort Irwin all have equal access to opportunities that expand their knowledge, inspire them, allow them to explore, and acquire new skills. SKIESUnlimited has a four-school system. The four schools are: School of Sports, School of Arts, School of Life Skills and School of Academic Skills. SKIES participants must be registered in CYSS. For more information call (760) 380-7751.

Youth Sports
The CYSS Sports and Fitness Program offers various opportunities for children to participate in sports. The program provides support for children, ages 4 to 18 years, to encourage healthy, life-long habits. All youth must have a current sports physical and be registered with CYSS before participation in any practices or games.

Sports Offered: flag football, indoor and outdoor soccer, basketball, baseball, tee-ball, softball, volleyball, swimming, cheerleading, and track and field.

Volunteer coaches are needed to help make our youth sports a success. All coaches are trained and certified by the National Alliance of Youth Sports (NAYS). For more information call (760) 380-7044 or visit the office at Building 1300 on Meuse Argonne Street.

School Liaison Office
The School Liaison Officer acts as an information conduit between the schools and Fort Irwin Families by attending various community and school district meetings. The SLO is located in Building 109 of the Reception Campus. Telephone: (760) 380-6880 or 380-9396.

Enjoy famous Samuel Adams beers and menu at this restaurant that opened November 2012. For parties of more than 10, call (760) 380-6717, and special engagements will be made for you. Walk-in groups of more than 10 may be asked to split up into multiple tables. Samuel Adams provides curbside pickup: 1) Call (760) 380-5837 to place your order. 2) Pull up to the green curb on the Goldstone Road side of the building, facing the 24-Hour Shoppette. 3) Text (760) 498-6810, and they’ll bring your food right out!


Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Food served until 9 p.m. Bar open until 10 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m.-midnight
Food served until 9 p.m. Bar open until midnight.
Saturday 5 p.m.-midnight
Food served until 9 p.m. Bar open until midnight
Sunday and Holidays Closed
Telephone (760) 380-5837

Five Star Catering
Five Star Catering is available to host your event on-site in one of its spacious ballrooms, or off-site at your home, business, or perhaps one of the community centers. Five Star Catering is based out of the Irwin Event & Catering Center, located at the corner of Inner Loop and Goldstone Road. Telephone: (760) 380-6717 or 380-3018.

Shock Wave Sports Bar
Shock Wave Sports Bar and Primo’s Express is open daily to all ranks, civil service and contractors (assigned to Fort Irwin). Shock Wave offers a pizza/pasta all-you-can-eat lunch buffet Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dining and
takeout service is available seven days a week: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The bar is open Monday through Wednesday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Thursday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday,
5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday, 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Join us for club nights with DJ’s spinning salsa, hip hop, country and electric favorites. Reservations for personal or unit parties are welcome and available for takeout as well. Shock Wave is located in Building 272 on Seventh Street. Telephone: (760) 380-3045/8646.

Strike Zone
The Strike Zone Bowling Center offers 20 lanes and computerized electronic scoring for bowling enjoyment. The center offers “Cosmic Bowling” on Saturday nights. League bowling is available.

The Strike Zone Snack Shop offers a diverse menu, including gourmet hamburgers, grilled chicken and fresh salads. It sells donuts and is open for breakfast Monday through Friday, 6 to 10 a.m., and on weekends, 8 to 11 a.m. The snack shop serves lunch Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Strike Zone is located in Building 905. Telephone: (760) 380-4249/5150.

Hawaiian BBQ and
King Leroy’s Burgers
Hawaiian BBQ and King Leroy’s are located inside the Coyote Activity Center at Building 127. They are open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Telephone: (760) 380-5604.

Arts and Crafts Center
The Arts and Crafts Center can help you make a plaque, frame a treasure and personalize ceramic ware, and throw a party.

In our frame shop you can have a custom-made frame for that special painting, certificate, or even a uniform. Our framer can frame just about anything you want. We also have a manual matte cutter and can set up an area for you to work on your own. Our plaque shop staff can help you create a uniquely designed plaque to honor that special occasion. Our ceramic and multi-craft shop is the perfect place to get your creative juices flowing. Pick out a premade bisque piece to paint or take a pouring class and learn to pour you own ceramic ware.

The Arts and Crafts staff can help you plan a variety of party occasions, such as birthday parties, ice cream socials and more. We welcome organizations such as scout troops and FRG coffee groups. We have a special program for home-schooled children.

The center schedules special classes for sewing, clay sculpting, ceramic and artistic painting, candle and soap making, and bead and jewelry design. The Arts and Crafts Center is located in Building 976 on Inner Loop Road. Telephone: (760) 380-3431.

Auto Craft Shop
The Auto Craft Shop is an eight-bay, do-it-yourself automotive repair shop. The shop has a wide range of hand and power tools for tune-ups, minor repairs, and adjustments. The shop also has manuals for most makes of cars and trucks and videos for the mechanic that wants to learn more. A friendly staff is on duty to assist and give advice. Adjacent to the shop is a three-bay car wash with a vacuum system, a dry shampoo system and car-care supplies. The shop is located in Building 910, on Langford Lake Road next to the gas station. Telephone: (760) 380-3531.

Better Opportunity
for Single Soldiers
BOSS supports the overall quality of life for single and unaccompanied Soldiers (including single parents) on the installation. The BOSS program supports the chain of command by identifying quality of life issues and concerns by providing recommendations for improvement. It assists single Soldiers in identifying and planning recreational and leisure activities that are offered in a safe and exciting environment. It provides an opportunity for single Soldiers to participate and contribute to their respective communities and gives the individual a sense of responsibility and involvement. The BOSS program is vital to overall mission accomplishment and serves as a unified voice for single Soldiers. Find out more about your unit and installation program so BOSS can become one of your many tools for success. Telephone: (760) 380-3586.

Warrior Zone and Habanero
The Fort Irwin Warrior Zone is a state-of-the-art, high-tech recreation facility centered around high-speed gaming options.

This Soldiers-only facility is a place for our service members to relax and recharge. Highlights: Alienware gaming stations; 20 LED HD 42” television screens, six 55” 3D HD LED screens, and two projector screens; eight Internet surfing computers/open source; six 3D Xbox gaming stations with Kinect; gaming sound domes for concentrated and audio isolation, enhancing the gaming experience; movie theater with 120” HD projector screen and integrated HD surround sound (seats 24); two 9’ Brunswick tournament certified pool tables with ceiling cameras; bar and lounge area with free Escape Wi-Fi and hard-wired Internet capabilities. Habanero is a fresh, Mexican quick-service restaurant open to the entire Fort Irwin community. Located in Building 361 on Third Street. Telephone: (760) 380-3585

Fitness Connection
Fitness Connection offers indoor roller skating/rollerblading, showers, lockers, saunas, indoor volleyball and an indoor rock climbing wall. There is a charge for the rock wall depending on usage. Bring your own skates or use ours for a small fee.

Plan your party with us today and use our party room. Our party menu fits any occasion. We offer a variety of special events, including weekend parties, Friday night youth dances, and an annual Health and Fitness Expo.

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Note: In accordance with Fort Irwin Parental Supervision Policy, children younger than 6th grade must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in post facilities. Located in Building 127 on Inner Loop Road and First Street. Telephone: (760) 380-7242.

Group Exercise Facility
Fort Irwin-It’s time to grab a battle buddy and head over to the group exercise facility. From now on, all your favorite fitness classes, plus some new ones, will be at this location (not the Fitness Connection).

To enter the Group Exercise Facility go through Memorial Fitness Center and straight back through the door toward Oasis Pool. Telephone: (760) 380-7715/7720.

Freedom Fitness Center
The Freedom Fitness Center offers a wide variety of equipment for anyone desiring to keep fit at Fort Irwin. The main gym is equipped with a legal-size, collegiate basketball court, cardio room, two racquetball courts, free-weight room and two body master rooms. The cardio room features state-of-the-art equipment including treadmills, stair steppers and climbers that have Club FM audio/visual systems, recumbent bikes, rowing machines and elliptical machines. The men’s and women’s locker rooms are equipped with showers and saunas.

Freedom Fitness Center has equipment available to check out including basketballs, racquetball supplies, softballs, soccer balls, footballs, boxing equipment and tennis supplies. Programs offered include power-lifting competitions and other intramural sports. The center is located in Building 362 on Third Street. Telephone: (760) 380-3685.

Memorial Fitness Center
Memorial Fitness Center is a state-of-the-art fitness facility featuring all the latest equipment and machines, including a cardio theater system, surround sound and big-screen TVs. This facility was renovated in 2008 to better serve the fitness needs of the Fort Irwin Community. Memorial Fitness Center is located in Building 322 on Second Street. Telephone: (760) 380-7715.

Community Garden
With the help of The Home Depot and Fort Irwin volunteers, a Community Garden is set to open this year. Community members will have an opportunity to plant in designated plots and be part of the Garden Club.

Leisure Travel Services
Some say Fort Irwin is in the middle of everything! From the local area of Barstow and Victorville to Los Angeles, San Diego, Temecula and Las Vegas—see all the exciting travel options that are less than a day of travel away. Leisure Travel Services is here to help you with all travel needs from discounted amusement park tickets, hotel reservations, group trips and more! Leisure Travel Services has discount tickets and hotel vouchers to most of the major attractions in Southern California such as Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, Big Bear, San Diego Zoo Safari Park and many more. LTS can provide: ski lift tickets for Big Bear and Mammoth Mountain and tickets to several water parks in Southern California. LTS can provide discount hotel vouchers and can make reservations to several hotels near most major attractions. LTS offers frequently scheduled tours to attractions including Disneyland, Las Vegas, even the Los Angeles garment district. During opportunity leave, LTS provides shuttles to Ontario and Las Vegas airports at a considerably lower fare than the local commercial shuttle services. The LTS office is located in Building 976 on Inner Loop Road. For pricing call: (760) 380-4767.

Outdoor Recreation
The Outdoor Recreation facility has a variety of services including equipment rentals, a fully equipped bicycle repair shop, recreational vehicle and mini-storage rental spaces, and an RV camp site. Outdoor Recreation provides a paintball sports field, a six-hole Pitch N’ Putt golf course, golf driving range, and a Skeet and Trap range.

Outdoor Recreation is the host facility of the Fort Irwin Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) course. Patrons must obtain a course access permit prior to use, and must sign out the ORV access key.

Outdoor Recreation also schedules High Adventure trips that may consist of activities such as skydiving, bungee jumping, rappelling, whitewater rafting, skiing, snowboarding and land sailing.

If you have a specific adventure, or even an idea of an adventure you or your friends would like to go on, talk to one of the Outdoor Recreation Specialists for recommendations and assistance with your trip. We have many destinations locally and afar for your consideration. Outdoor Recreation is located in Building 4100. Telephone: (760) 380-4327.

Swimming Pools
Fort Irwin offers both the Sandy Basin Community Pool and the Oasis Pool. For admission to the Sandy Basin pool, you must be a Fort Irwin Pinnacle housing resident. Each resident is entitled to bring up to three non-resident guests per pool visit. Single Soldiers living in the barracks and Rotational Soldiers are not allowed in the pool or its facilities. Family Child Care (FCC) Providers bringing children in their care to the pool must bring a lifeguard with them per FCC supervision rules.

Patrons can reserve the Sandy Basin pool and party room; there is no charge to use the pool or party room during business hours. If a request is made to use the pool or party room after business hours, there is a fee associated for each hour after closing time. Food, drink and decorations are allowed. Alcohol, smoking or glass is not permitted. Music must be appropriate and played at a reasonable volume. The Sandy Basin pool center is located in Building 4680 in the Sandy Basin housing community off Elsenborne Ridge Street.

The Oasis Pool is an indoor/outdoor pool that provides recreational and lap swimming for a reasonable fee. It includes a standard 25-meter pool, locker rooms, low diving board, and a slide. Aquatic programs offered include: swim lessons; Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) courses; Water Safety Instructor Course (WSI); Junior Lifeguard program; spring board diving, and; lifeguard certification. The Oasis Pool is located next to Building 322 on Second Street. For pricing call: (760) 380-3046.

Kyle Coyote Spray Park
Children must be age 11 and under and supervised by an adult to access the zero-depth spray park. Located behind the Fitness Connection near the corner of Inner Loop Road and First Street. Telephone: (760) 380-3509.

Post Library
Library accounts are available for Soldiers, their Families, and for anyone working on Fort Irwin with either an installation pass or with a Department of Defense identification. All members of a Family may obtain an account, with all Family members being linked to one Family account. Checkout limits: 30 books per account, four CDs, and two movies and audio books. Services offered: Free Wi-Fi, free books, free scanning and faxing, free printing, interlibrary loans, Internet lab and a copier for $.10 per copy (must use a credit or debit card). Also, a large number of databases are available through the AKO and library website.

Sgt. Fuzzbuddy’s
The Sgt. Fuzzbuddy’s kennel service is a state-of-the-art, climate-controlled facility. Different size kennels matched to the size of your dog allows the most comfortable living quarters possible. Services offered: Barracks & Chow (overnight boarding); Doggy Day-Camp (day-care); professional grooming; Sgt. Fuzzbuddy’s Doggy Bakery; Dog & Cat Supply Depot, and; The Pack Leader Training Troop (for all ages). Sgt. Fuzzbuddy’s is located in Building 978 on Inner Loop Road. Telephone: (760) 380-7387.

Commercial Sponsorship
Today’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation mission is to provide the Army the installation capabilities and services to support expeditionary operations in a time of persistent conflict, and to provide a quality of life for Soldiers and Family members commensurate with their service. Our FMWR employees at Fort Irwin are dedicated in seeing this mission through on a daily basis.

We have many post events needing sponsorship. All prices are negotiable and successful events would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.

The Fort Irwin community has a permanent population of approximately 5,000 Soldiers and 7,000 Family members.

Rotations of approximately 5,000 Soldiers from various units come to the National Training Center to endure an intensive, two-week training period.

On behalf of the Soldiers and Families of Fort Irwin and the National Training Center, we thank you for your interest in supporting Fort Irwin’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

All sponsor amounts are negotiable and can be monetary or product in nature. If you are interested in sponsoring an FMWR event please call the Commercial Sponsorship Coordinator at (760) 380-7144.

Marketing and Advertisement
FMWR events are marketed throughout Fort Irwin on electronic message boards, mass on-post e-mails, posters, banners, “The High Desert Warrior” newspaper, KNTC 88.3 “The Heat,” and all available media outlets. The Fort Irwin FMWR Marketing Department also manages the Secret Shopper and the Commercial Sponsorship programs. We design and market for individuals, businesses and organizations at a cost. We also coordinate advertising opportunities with businesses and organizations looking for exposure at Fort Irwin. The FMWR Marketing office is located in Building 563 on Second Street and is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Telephone: (760) 380-3358.

Civilian Personnel
Advisory Center
The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center is committed to providing customers with efficient and professional assistance and advisory services in management and employee relations, labor relations, workers compensation, benefits, recruitment and classification. CPAC operates Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-in clients are seen from 8 a.m. to noon and appointments are facilitated 12:30 to 4 p.m. CPAC is closed Tuesday and Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m. for training. CPAC is located in Building 577 on the corner of Second Street and South Loop Road. Telephone: (760) 380-3077

Non-Appropriated Fund
The Non-Appropriated Fund human resources office recruits and fills MWR positions on Fort Irwin. We service Reggie’s, Shock Wave, the Strike Zone Bowling Center, Child, Youth and School Services, Sgt. Fuzzbuddy’s, Veterinary Services as well as all administrative service positions for DeCA. The NAF HR office is located in Building 577, Room G, (corner of Second Street and South Loop Road). Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Telephone: (760) 380-6227.

U.S. Army Garrison
Safety Office
The mission of Safety is to advise and assist the Garrison Commander and Garrison Directorates on all matters of safety planning, organizing, directing and evaluating safety and occupational health activities. The Safety Office also provides technical and professional expertise to eliminate, mitigate or control unsafe behavior and environments.

The Safety Office administers the Army Traffic Safety Training Program. The program provides the following courses:
Local hazards: All military and DoD personnel Intermediate Drivers Course: All Soldiers 25 years of age and below
Remedial Drivers Training: All military or civilian personnel who, while operating a government motor vehicle, have been convicted of a moving traffic violation or have been determined to have been at fault in a traffic mishap.

Courses are given in Building 1202. Telephone: (760) 380-6153.

The Safety Office provides the following Motorcycle Safety Courses: Beginner Rider Course (BRC), a two-day course; Experienced Rider Course (ERC), a one-day course; and the Military Sport Bike Rider Course (MSRC), a one-day course. Telephone: (760) 380-6154.

ATV/dirt bike safety courses are required training for all Soldiers prior to riding on or off post. To find out more information or to register for an ATV or dirt bike course, contact the Garrison Safety Office at (760) 380-7708.

DeCA Fort Irwin Commissary
The Fort Irwin Commissary is located at 3920 Inner Loop Road, Building 920. Due to the isolated location of Fort Irwin, the commissary is open seven days a week, and has more operational hours than other commissaries of comparable size/sales category. Furthermore, the commissary is open on all holidays except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The operational hours for the Fort Irwin Commissary are Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Services provided by the Fort Irwin Commissary include fruit/vegetable trays in the produce department, meat/cheese deli trays in the deli department, sushi trays in the sushi department, plus pastry trays and special occasion cakes in the bakery department. Twenty-four hour advance notice is requested for special orders. We also have made-to-order sandwiches which can be ordered in advance. Phone numbers are as follows for the Commissary:
The commercial number is (760) 380-3560, the DSN number is 470-3560; extensions are
as follows:


Secretary 3001
Store Director 3002
Customer Service 3022
Produce 3030
Deli 3029
Bakery 3026
Meat 3027


The Commissary currently has a sales area of 30,589 square feet. The stock assortment consists of 15,739 items in the grocery department, 253 items in the produce department, 85 items in the meat departments, 150 items in the full-service bakery and 120 items in the full-service deli department. A full-service sushi bar is open for business with fresh pre-made or made-to-order sushi for our customers.

The Commissary Benefit is an integral component of the military compensation package by selling brand-name groceries and household product at cost to active-duty and retired military Families. Authorized customers can save more that 30 percent compared to commercial supermarkets. This translates to approximately $2,900 per year for a Family of four.

DeCA strives to improve on the efficiency, effectiveness and customer satisfaction that already exceeds that of commercial supermarkets.

Army and Air Force Exchange Service (The Exchange)
The Fort Irwin Exchange mission is to provide courteous and superior service to all of our authorized patrons. The Exchange provides a multitude of services to our patrons through various facilities, such as: main Exchange,
24 Hour Express and Sandcastle Class VI, Service Station, Military Clothing Store, Burger King, Food Court inside the mall at the Exchange, and concessions that include a beauty and barber shop. Our goal is to offer the best service possible at the best prices. The Exchange also contributes to the installation’s quality of life by returning part of our profits to Fort Irwin’s FMWR.

Administration Office (760) 386-1500
Building 940, Langford Lake Road
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The Exchange (760) 386-2060
918 Langford Lake Road
Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Town Center
Brigade Quarter Master (760) 386-9400
Building 84C on Goldstone Road
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Dental Clinic (760) 386-7777
Building 83A on Goldstone Road
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, closed


GameStop (760) 386-1479
Building 82A on Goldstone Road
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Pizza Hut (760) 386-1993
Building 81 on Goldstone Road
Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Starbucks Town Center (760) 386-1717
Building 82B on Goldstone Road
Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Stripe’s Alterations (760) 386-2570
Building 84B on Goldstone Road
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, closed


Subway (760) 386-1883
Building 82C on Goldstone Road
Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Food Court venues
and Concessions inside
Main Exchange Mall

Anthony’s Pizza (760) 386-2002
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Baskin-Robins (760) 386-2002
Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m.


Charley’s Grilled Subs (760) 386-2002
Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Breakfast daily, 9 to 10:30 a.m.


Robin Hood (760) 386-2002
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, closed

Barber Shop (760) 386-2770
Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Beauty Shop (760) 386-1030
Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Comics and Cards Shop (760) 386-1800
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Exchange Mobile Center (760) 386-4533
Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


GNC (760) 386-9540
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Instaflix DVD Kiosk
Petals & Blooms (760) 386-2085
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Optical Shop (760) 386-8220
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Concessions and stores
Alteration Shop (760) 386-2570
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday and holidays, closed


Dry Cleaners (760) 386-7979
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, closed


Dust Bowl Troop Store (760) 386-2215
Instaflix DVD Kiosk
823 South Loop Road
Rotation Uptime: Monday through Sunday,
7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Rotation Downtime: Monday through Sunday,
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Firestone Conversions (760) 386-3399
910 Langford Lake Road
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed weekends/holidays


Furniture Store (760) 386-1586
308 F Avenue
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Building 308
Monday through Sunday, 24 hours
Building 5112 (inside Class 6)
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Military Clothing Store (760) 386-2719
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Monogram Shop (760) 386-4400
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, closed


Other Facilities
24 Hour Express
and Gas Station (760) 386-2417
34 Goldstone Road
Open every day, 24 hours


Enterprise Car Rental (760) 386-3241
Building 306
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Oasis Day Spa (760) 386-0832
Building 932
Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday and Monday, closed


Reel Time Theater (760) 380-3490
310 Barstow Road


Sandcastle Express/Class Six (760) 386-7111
Instaflix DVD Kiosk
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Service Station (760) 386-1088
909 Langford Lake Road
Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Name-Brand Fast Foods

Burger King (760) 386-2476
Building 979 on Inner Loop Road
Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Einstein Bagels (760) 386-9369
Building 21, Langford Lake Road
Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to noon


Manchu Wok (760) 386-9369
Building 21, Langford Lake Road
Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.


Popeyes (760) 386-1896
Building 979, Inner Loop Road
Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Taco Bell (760) 386-9369
Building 21, Langford Lake Road
Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Starbucks (760) 386-3385
Building 323, Second Street and F Avenue
Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Fort Irwin Chapel Community
The Fort Irwin Unit Ministry Teams (UMT) welcome you to Fort Irwin. The Fort Irwin UMT’s are here to provide the community with religious support by offering services and activities to many different faith groups. We look forward to serving you and your Family’s religious needs.

Chaplain Offices
Installation (760) 380-3562/3440
11th Armored
Cavalry Regiment (760) 380-4913
Operations Group (760) 380-6048

Worship Services
Catholic Mass
Center Chapel, Building 315
Sunday, 9 a.m.

Center Chapel, Building 315
Sunday, 11 a.m.

Multicultural Gospel
Center Chapel, Building 315
Sunday, 1 p.m.

Blackhorse Chapel, Building 211
Sunday, 9 a.m.

Blackhorse Chapel, Building 211
Sunday, 11 a.m.

Latter Day Saints
Blackhorse Chapel, Building 211
Sunday, 1 p.m.

Catholic Daily Mass
Center Chapel, Building 315
Wednesday and Thursday, 11:45 a.m.

Islamic Prayer
Annex Building 317
Friday, 12:30 p.m.

Earth Based
Annex Building 317
Thursday, 4 p.m.

Jewish Service
Center Chapel, Building 315
Holy Days, call (760) 380-3562

Recurring Chapel Activities
Protestant Women of the Chapel
Center Chapel, Building 315
Tuesday, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Center Chapel, Building 315
First and third Wednesdays, 9 a.m.

Center Chapel, Building 315
Wednesday, 4 p.m.

Military Council of Catholic Women
Center Chapel, Building 315
Thursday, 9 a.m.

Youth Group
Teen Center, Building 1313
Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Operation Helping Hand
Center Chapel, Building 315
Food Pantry as needed


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