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Barstow – Welcome

Barstow – Welcome

Welcome to Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow. You will soon become an integral part of the MCLB Barstow team, serving along with approximately 120 fellow active-duty Marines, sailors and 1,700 civilians.

MCLB Barstow is located 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.

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.

If coming in from the east, Barstow is the second to the last stop on Interstate 40.

If arriving by bus, you will arrive in Barstow at the famous Barstow Station, located on Main Street; if arriving by train you will arrive at the Harvey House, located at 685 North 1st Avenue, in Barstow. If you need transportation, take a taxi to MCLB Barstow (Nebo) and check in at Building 15 with the base duty officer (BDO). If you cannot take a taxi, call the BDO at (760) 577-6961.

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. For more information call (800) THE-USMC (843-8762), ext. 7 (Personnel Office), or (760) 577-6663.

It is important to hand carry the following information or documents, if applicable: medical/dental records, copy of official orders, school records (for you and your children), personnel file (SRB), training records, birth certificates, social security cards, pink slips/titles for vehicles, resumes, insurance papers, passports, warranties, road hazard insurance papers, prescriptions, etc.

Reporting In
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 Section 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, weekends and holidays, personnel should report to the base duty officer located in Base Headquarters, Building 15. The BDO’s phone number is (760) 577-6961.

Temporary Lodging
The Oasis Temporary Lodging Facility offers short-term housing accommodations for military members, their families and guests. 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, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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:
Phone (760) 577-xxxx
DSN Phone 282 plus one of the following
ext. 6707, 6872 or 5810
Fax (760) 577-6071
DSN Fax 282-6071

Be sure to:

  • State any special needs, such as handicap ramp, in the remarks column.
  • Specify any married dependents (i.e., parents) since they will occupy the same bedroom.
  • Include your spouse’s birth date even though that block is shaded on the application.
  • Include work, home, cell and vacation phone numbers.
  • State date housing is needed.

Two common pets are allowed. Potentially dangerous dogs, such as a Pit Bull, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Chow Chow, etc., are not allowed aboard the installation.
Although Base Housing is not mandatory, Marines must contact the MCLB Command before securing off-base housing. Once cleared through the Command, they are advised to contact the Fort Irwin Housing Referral Office at (760) 380-3576 or DSN: 470-3576, or visit the Automated Housing Referral Network at , for a listing of suitable houses on the economy.

The Housing Office is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Firearms Registration
All firearms and dangerous weapons, to include BB guns, pellet guns, blow guns, air-operated weapons, K-bars and hunting knives with blade lengths over four inches, bows and arrows, dart guns and sling shots, must be registered with the Pass and ID section, (760) 577-6457/6969/6371, within 24 hours of the first work day after the weapon is brought aboard the base. All sergeants (E-5 pay grade) and below who live in the barracks must store their firearms in the Base Armory or off base. All staff sergeants (E-6 pay grade) and above may store their weapons in their BEQ/BOQ room.

While pending registration, firearms and dangerous weapons will not be maintained in the bachelor enlisted quarters, Temporary Lodging Facility or inside a privately owned vehicle. These firearms and weapons will be stored in the Base Armory. Firearms and dangerous weapons not properly registered or stored are subject to confiscation by the Marine Corps Police Department.

Vehicle Registration
Temporary and permanent vehicle decals are issued for military/civilian members and contractors working aboard MCLB Barstow. Personnel reporting for duty must register their vehicles with the Pass and ID section within 30 days of their reporting date.

The driver must present a current and valid state registration, driver’s license and proof of liability insurance required under California law ($15,000 for injury or death of one person per accident, $30,000 for injury or death of two or more persons per accident and $5,000 for property damage per accident), military ID card or civilian/contractor badge or check-in sheet.

All vehicles are subject to inspection/search upon entering the installation.

In addition to all vehicle registration requirements, motorcycle operators must pass a motorcycle safety course offered by the Base Safety Office prior to the issuance of a decal. Call (760) 577-6457/6969/6371 for more information.

Pet Registration
Dogs and cats living on base must be registered with the Pass and ID section. Pets are allowed on base with no quarantine period but must meet San Bernardino County requirements (shots and licensing procedures). Call (760) 577-6457/ 6969/6371 for more information.

Horses may be stabled at the Base Stables at the Yermo Annex. Contact the Base Stables at (760) 577-7302 for additional stable information.

Identification Cards
Contractor and military/family member ID cards (including Reserve, National Guard and disabled veterans with proper documentation) may get their ID cards at the Pass and ID section. The Pass and ID section is located in Building 236. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed, 11 a.m. to noon); Friday, 6:30 a.m. to noon (closed all afternoon). Pass and ID is closed on weekends and holidays. Call (760) 577-6457/6969/6371 for vehicle, pet, weapon registration and information for military, civilian and contractor ID cards.

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