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Barstow – Community Services

The Marine Corps Community Services Department is the “Quality of Life” provider for the Marine Corps. Its mission is to provide fitness and recreation programs, personal services, and business activities in direct support of individual and family readiness and retention.

Marine Corps
Community Services
The MCCS Administrative Office is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; closed on 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.

MCCS has five divisions: Business Operations, General Support, Marine and Family Services, Semper Fit and Marine Corps Family Team Building.

Business Operations Division
The mission of Business Operations is to provide authorized patrons with articles and services necessary for their health, comfort, and convenience at reasonable prices. We provide these services through the Marine Corps Exchanges (Nebo and Yermo), the Major General James L. Day Conference Center, Family Restaurant, Lanzer’s Lounge (Yermo) and Temporary Lodging Facility.

Profits generated from these business activities are used to provide a supplemental source of funding for Marine Corps Community Services programs to support the Quality of Life Programs for our military families, retirees and civilian Marines.

RETAIL AND SERVICES BRANCH
The Nebo Marine Corps Exchange (MCX) is located in Building 319 and is open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The store offers a variety of items for the convenience of Marines and their families such as clothing, small appliances, electronics, house wares, food and beverages. Call (760) 256-8974 for more information.

Gas station hours are Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Credit card sales are available 24 hours each day at the gas pumps.

The Yermo MCX/Exchange is located in Building 596. It is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. During troop rotations, it’s open Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Contact the Exchange at (760) 577-7782.

FOOD AND HOSPITALITY BRANCH
Food and Hospitality operations are the social centers at MCLB Barstow. They promote well-being, morale and camaraderie during leisure time for all authorized Marine Corps patrons. This is accomplished through food, beverage, and entertainment.

The Major General James L. Day Conference Center, located in Building 38, allows members a place to relax alone or get together with friends. Food and beverages, games and music are some of the things available. The Conference Center can be reserved for special functions by military personnel or civilian Marines.

The Family Restaurant and the Lanzer’s Lounge provide base personnel comfortable places to dine. The Family Restaurant (Nebo) is located in Building 301, and the Lanzer’s Lounge (Yermo) is located in Building 573.

The Temporary Lodging Facility offers short-term housing accommodations for military members, their families and guests. The mission of the lodging facility is to provide quality accommodations at a reasonable price. For lodging availability and 24-hour message service, call (760) 577-6418. The TLF office is located in Building 185, Room “A” and is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

TEES ‘N’ TREES GOLF COURSE
The golf course is located on the north side of the railroad tracks, outside of the base fence lines, next to Building T-100. The golf course is open Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to a half hour before dusk. Enjoy the great outdoors seven days a week on the nine-hole golf course or use the different tees to turn your game into 18 holes. Golf carts are also available.

Many golf tournaments and special events are held. Membership in the Southern California Golf Association is also offered. Learn to play golf with a teaching professional.

General Support Division
General Support Division is located in Building 319 and includes NAF Personnel, Financial Management, Warehouse/Property Control, MIS, MCCS Safety Officer and Marketing. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. NAF Personnel can be reached at (760) 577-6140/5835; Head, Financial Management at (760) 577-6391; and Marketing at (760) 577-5893.

The Financial Management Branch administers and manages both non-appropriated fund (NAF) and appropriated fund (APF) financial requirements to include accounting, budgeting, financial reporting and financial/budget analysis, payroll administration and bad debt collection services in support of the various functions, programs and activities within MCCS.

The Financial Management Branch provides budget and accounting control over non-appropriated funds (NAF) used to support various functions or programs within MCCS and is also responsible for financial reporting.

NAF Personnel provides Human Resource (HR) services to include staffing/recruitment, wage/classification and personnel administration/advisory functions; maintains official NAF Personnel Files (OPF’s) and administers various Employee Benefits Programs; and coordinates and consolidates NAF and APF training/TAD requirements for MCCS.

Marketing provides support of MCCS activities and events through the MCCS Quarterly Connection, weekly Barstow Log articles, marquee signage, sponsorships, promotion, advertising and special event coordination. Visit our website at www.mccsBarstow.com.

Marine and Family
Services Division (M&FSD)
The MCCS Marine and Family Services Division is located in Building 129. It is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. M&FSD personnel may be reached at (760) 577-6533 or DSN 282-6533.

The division is here to assist the base in maintaining a high state of readiness. Marine and Family Services is a tool that can be used to help the unit accomplish its assigned mission. A trained staff of professionals is here to serve single and married Marines and sailors, family members, reservists on active duty, civilian Marines, retirees and other active-duty service members.

CLINICAL COUNSELING
M&FSD is staffed with licensed clinicians who provide counseling on a variety of topics such as crisis intervention, marriage and family enrichment, grief recovery, traumatic stress disorders, stress management, communication and depression.

We serve active-duty and retired military personnel and their family members.

If you need help or would just like to talk to a counselor, call M&FSD at (760) 577-6533 or DSN 282-6533. Counseling offices are located in Building 129.

WARRIOR STRENGTHENING
PROGRAM
The Warrior Strengthening Program provides a training opportunity for warriors to learn to resolves their post traumatic stress disorder symptoms, and be contacted at (760) 577-6533 or DSN: 282-6533.

NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM
The New Parent Support Program offers valuable training to soon-to-be parents, new parents, or parents of children up to five years old. The program offers the following classes and services: parenting skills classes; children’s developmental stages, behavior and discipline; getting to know your newborn; play mornings; “Mommy’s Basic Training;” prepared childbirth instruction; “Daddy’s Baby Boot Camp;” and specialized training in child safety and potty training. For more information, call New Parent Support at (760) 577-6332/6533.

FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM
The Family Advocacy Program supports unit and individual readiness by preventing spouse and child abuse when possible and intervening to rehabilitate and support families where abuse has already occurred.

Services include personal prevention education and coordination, command support, crisis intervention, case management, offender rehabilitation, victim advocacy and support and professional military education. If you need help, please call (760) 577-6533 or DSN 282-6533.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE
COUNSELING CENTER (SACC)
The SACC mission is to provide Drug and Alcohol counseling services to active-duty service members, retirees and their family members aboard MCLB Barstow. The services offered include training and education intervention, community outreach, suicide prevention intervention, screening and assessment, treatment, and smoking cessation classes. Call (760) 577-6533 for information and assistance regarding any of the provided services.

VICTIM ADVOCACY
Victim Advocacy provides supportive services to individual victim-survivors of spouse abuse and rape and sexual assault. This program advocates for the interests of victim-survivors within the base community and its intervention systems. This program is available to active-duty service members and their family members.

Services include assisting victims in dealing with trauma, advocating for the protection and interests of the victim, assisting victims in developing a safety plan, assisting the victim in advocating for his or her rights, providing military and community information and referrals, and assisting victims in securing information on the status of their cases. If you need information on any of the provided services, please call (760) 577-6533 or stop by the office.

CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CEAP)
The Civilian Employee Assistance Program’s mission is to provide education and assistance to civilian Marines and their families working at MCLB Barstow. CEAP’s goal is to maintain a highly efficient and effective workforce.

CEAP includes assessment, supervisor consultation, confidential short-term counseling, interventions, prevention education classes, information and referral, and management consultation.

For help with drug or alcohol dependency, stress management, depression, grief, workplace violence, handling difficult relationships or anything else, please call CEAP. Contact the CEAP office at (760) 577-7444 (Yermo) or (760) 577-6533 (Nebo).

DISASTER AND CRISIS
M&FSD serves as the focal point of the command’s response to personal and family needs during natural disasters, mobilization, repatriation (returning to home country), critical incidents, and mass casualties. We offer critical incident stress debriefings, individual and family assistance, 24-hour capability, and coordination with local resources.

CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES
Child Development Center
The Child Development Center’s (CDC) mission is to provide the highest quality developmental care for your children. The CDC program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Located in Building 372, the CDC is open to children of all active-duty military personnel, Department of Defense civilian employees and DoD contractors. Full-day care, part-day care, before- and after-school care, and hourly care for children 6 weeks to 5 years old are offered. Phone number: (760) 577-6287.

CDC’s goals are to develop a positive self-concept, stimulate creativity, encourage curiosity, promote physical development, develop communication skills, and develop basic learning skills.

In cooperation with the Department of Agriculture’s Child Care Food Program, the CDC provides meals at no additional cost to all children who are enrolled.

The CDC is open Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please call (760) 577-6287 or DSN 282-6287 for more information about services and enrollment.

Youth Activities Center (YAC)
The Youth Activities Center (YAC) is located at the Clara McKinney Complex (Building 62) aboard MCLB Barstow. The YAC is open to the children of active-duty military personnel, Department of Defense civilian employees and DoD contractors. The YAC provides open recreation activities for children 6 years to 18 years of age and is open Monday through Friday, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. The YAC also operates an exciting summer program and is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays when school is not in session.

Children ages 6 through 12 must be signed in and out by their sponsor, while children ages 13 through 17 can sign themselves in and out.

The YAC features include a computer lab with educational and foreign language programs, video games on large-screen televisions, chess and checkers, a climbing wall, pool tables, air hockey, basketball, tetherball, ping pong, snack bar, arcade, pinball and summer program.

For more information about YAC activities, membership or operating hours, please call (760) 577-6499/6287.

School Age Care (SAC)
School age care is offered for children enrolled in kindergarten through seventh grade in Building 63, located just behind the Youth Activities Center, Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. SAC provides children a safe and fun place for before and after school and on any school non-attendance days. The SAC is open to the children of active-duty military personnel, Department of Defense civilian employees and DoD contractors. The SAC program offers Power Hour, a homework assistance program for all children, as well as breakfast and an after-school snack. Lunch is also provided for school non-attendance days. For more information about SAC activities, hours or enrollment, please call (760) 577-6617/6287. Both the YAC and SAC are affiliate members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

 

Family Child Care
Family Child Care (FCC) is home-based day care provided aboard MCLB Barstow by a state- licensed caregiver. The caregiver is responsible for providing a child’s five basic needs: physical comfort—rest, food, water and warmth; safety and security—a dependable routine, protection from anxiety, and a trustworthy caregiver; love—feeling of belonging and being cared about; self-esteem—feeling lovable and capable of self-direction (beginnings of self-discipline); self-actualization—feeling able to learn and develop without comparisons or competition.

The FCC provider will also check the home regularly for safety and comfort; provide nutritious food and adequate rest; establish a daily routine which the child can learn to depend on; provide consistent guidance and discipline to help children develop appropriate social behavior; and provide age-appropriate activities to stimulate a child’s interest in learning and joy in growing.

If you are interested in putting your child in Family Child Care, or if you would like to become a Family Child Care provider, call the FCC coordinator at (760) 577-6049/6287.

PREVENTION AND EDUCATION
Exceptional Family Member Program
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) assists Marines in providing for the needs of their exceptional family member before, during and after relocation required by a change of duty assignment.

An Exceptional Family Member (EFM) is a Marine Corps family member with a condition requiring special medical, medically related, or educational services. If you have an exceptional family member, enrollment in the program is mandatory.

If you have any further questions, please call the EFMP Coordinator at (760) 577-6533 or DSN 282-6533.

Information and Referral
Information and referral covers a very wide range of topics. The goal is to provide Marines and their family members with the military or civilian information and assistance they need. If the answer can’t be immediately provided, someone will be found who can provide the answer. If you have a question, call (760) 577-6533 or DSN 282-6533.

Personal Financial Management
The Financial Fitness office wants to provide everyone aboard MCLB Barstow with enough information about personal finances to improve his or her current financial situation. Here’s a glimpse of how it can help: individual or group instruction on “financial fitness,” developing good financial management skills, preventing financial difficulties before they arise, debt consolidation, check writing, how to read the LES, review the “Financial Fitness, Mission-Ready” interactive CD-ROM located at PSD (Building 129), the Library, Building 218, and Headquarters Battalion, Building 15. Call (760) 577-6533 or DSN 282-6533 to set up an appointment or get more information.

Relocation Assistance
The Relocation Assistance Office is located in Building 129. Personnel there can help you prepare for your move to a new duty location, help you find that “perfect” place to settle after military service, and provide information to incoming personnel on the Barstow or high desert area. Visit the office for information on location overview, education, housing, employment and lending locker.

The Relocation Assistance Office also has the SITES (Standard Information Topic Exchange Services) CD-ROM, a program that allows you to look up your next duty station and download/print out information about schools, housing costs, employment and things to do in the area. Call (760) 577-6533 or DSN 252-6533. Receiving Permanent Change of Station orders soon? Check out www.militaryclimate.com.

Retired Activities Office
Located in Building 129, the Retired Activities Office is the link between the retiree, local military communities and other government and non-government agencies that provide assistance to retirees.

The Retired Activities Office can assist retirees with matters such as local regulations, entitlements, benefits and privileges. It can also provide referrals to other organizations that assist or support retired military personnel. Contact this office if you have questions about forms, casualty assistance, referrals, Internet links, survivor benefits, and local retired activities. Call (760) 577-6533 or DSN 282-6533 for more information.

Transition Assistance Program
The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is designed to help separating or retiring personnel and their family members make viable plans to move from military life into the civilian workforce. The following services and related lab equipment are provided by the transition counselor: personal career and education appraisal for creation of a resume, career exploration to provide direction in the job search and career goals, assistance with job applications, preparing for the interview, veterans benefits support and assistance. Call the Transition Assistance Program at (760) 577-6265/6533 for additional information.

Family Member Employment Assistance
The program provides information and referral in the areas of employment, education, training and volunteer opportunities. Experienced personal services representatives work closely with on- and off-base agencies to provide a full range of employment-related services, such as winning your first job, career planning and employer expectations, career portability in the Marine Corps, writing resumes and filling out applications, career options and expertise evolution, matching applicant and employer expectations, developing effective job hunting skills, making the most of automated employment services, and youth employment opportunities.

FMEP personnel are located in Building 129 and may be reached by calling (760) 577-6533 or DSN 282-6533.

EDUCATION SERVICES
Personal & Professional
Development Program
Mission: To assist and guide Marines and their families in the development and attainment of their Personal and Professional goals during military service and beyond.

Education Services
Education Services provides alternative pathways to aid military members through a successful period of military service, and a transition to successful post military career endeavors. We are not a one size fits all program, and customize each element to assist the Marine and their family in the process.

Library Resources
Library Resources provides a computer lab with six computers with free Internet access, and three VTC Computers, for communicating with deployed family members subject to availability, 2 computers for Language acquisition and 3 Early Literacy computer stations. Resources are provided for college, vocational and self-enrichment.

Personal & Professional Development Program is located in McTureous Hall, Building 218. For more information on education services, call (760) 577-6118, and (760) 577-6395 for Library Resources.

Semper Fit Division
Semper Fit is located in Building 44. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Phone numbers: Semper Fit Director (760) 577-6817; Health and Fitness Director, Health Promotion Coordinator, weight room/equipment issue, Recreation Attendant (760) 577-6898 and Administration Support Clerk (760) 577-6543.

The base fitness center has the following services available to keep you in the best physical condition: weight room, basketball courts, racquetball and tennis courts, field sports (football, soccer and baseball), equipment issue room and aerobics.

The Base Gym/Fitness Center hours are Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon. Call (760) 577-6898/6543 to find out about aerobics classes or other classes and events.

Check it out: The Equipment Issue Room at the Base Gym/Semper Fit is the place to find sporting equipment (softballs, volleyballs, boxing gloves, horseshoe sets and medicine balls), barbeque grills and more. Best of all, it’s free. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (760) 577-6898 to find out the details.

MCLB WELLNESS PROGRAM
The mission of the program is to provide a balanced program that will assist each individual in making proactive choices that will enhance his or her quality of life both at work and at home.

The MCLB Wellness Program is open to civilian employees at MCLB Nebo and Fleet Support Division. Civilians are encouraged to discuss with their supervisor their interest to participate in this program. Upon approval from their supervisor, the participants will be able to attend health education training as well as participate in physical activity on base three hours a week, for a total of 72 hours within six months. Physical activity will be permissible through the use of the base Gym, tennis courts, racquetball courts, walking groups and the swimming pool during specified hours.

The overall program consists of elements on wellness and safety by means of an exercise program and health education.

Health education and training courses will be offered on nutrition, stress management, smoking education/cessation, back injury prevention, ergonomics, weight management, health management and physical activity.

The program’s vision is to help build the healthiest, safest, and fittest workforce in the nation. There is an open enrollment.
Instructors are professionals who will conduct courses in areas of wellness and safety. They will contribute their skills, knowledge and expertise in order to complete the mission of the Wellness Program.

The instructors will conduct individual health behavior modification strategy classes. All classes will be held in the Aerobics Room located in McCarver Hall, Building 44.

RECREATION BRANCH
Information, Tickets and Tours (ITT): Located in the Bowling Center, Building 342. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ITT sells discounted tickets for several local amusement parks like Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Universal Studios and Calico Ghost Town. Tickets are also available for places such as Medieval Times, Pirate’s Dinner, SeaWorld, Catalina Island, museums, ski lifts, water parks, various harbor tours, fishing trips, group scheduled trips and selected hotels. ITT can get you the best price for your next event or outing. Call (760) 577-6541 for additional information.

Bowling Center: Located in Building 342, the Bowling Center provides economical and convenient on-base bowling. Enjoy snacks and beverages while you bowl a game or two. Contact the Bowling Center at (760) 577-6264 and find out about monthly and weekend specials. It’s open Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and closed Sunday through Tuesday.

Marine Corps Family
Team Building (MCFTB)
Marine Corps Family Team Building provides educational resources, services and a roadmap of the Marine Corps lifestyle to foster the personal growth and enhance the readiness of Marine Corps families. To date, it is comprised of the following: Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.); Life Skills, Spouses’ Leadership Seminar (SLS); School Liaison Program, Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP); Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment and Development Operations (CREDO); and the Family Readiness Program. The Family Readiness Committee has been chartered to advise the Marine Corps Community Services Board of Directors on family concerns and issues Corps-wide.

Marine Corps Family Team Building Office is located in Building 15, Phone number: (760) 577-6675, Fax: (760) 577-6414.

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