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MCLB Barstow

Headquarters Battalion
Wake Ave. & Joseph L. Boll Ave., Barstow, CA 92311

Command Headquarters

MCLB Barstow is a United States military training facility 3.5 miles east of the city of Barstow, California.  The installation is located on Interstate 40 in the San Bernardino County high desert. MCLB Barstow is at the mid-point between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, NV as it is approximately 120 miles northeast of Los Angeles and 150 miles southwest of Las Vegas. It is approximately 98 miles from the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms.


The base comprises three principal sites: Nebo Annex, Yermo Annex, and a third 2,438 acre (10 km2) site serving as rifle and pistol ranges. The Nebo Annex encompasses 1,879 acres (8 km2) and functions as base headquarters. It is the main facility for administration, storage, recreational activities, shopping, and housing functions. The Yermo Annex, in the town of Yermo, encompasses 1,859 acres (8 km2) and is primarily a storage and industrial complex. The base is within 150 miles (240 km) of the two major seaports of Los Angeles and San Diego.


The mission of Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow is to enable operational readiness through infrastructure, logistics and services in order to support Marine Corps, Army, and other government components – to rebuild and repair ground-combat and combat-support equipment and to support installations on the west coast of the United States.


One of MCLB Barstow’s most important facilities is the Marine Corps Logistics Bases’ Maintenance Center. MCLB is currently the second largest employer in the Barstow area. Established as the Marine Corps Depot of Supplies at its present location on December 28, 1942. In November 1978, the base was re-designated to its present title of Marine Corps Logistics Base – to emphasize its broad logistics support mission.

Arriving at MCLB Barstow
The closest airport is Ontario Airport located approximately 80 miles from base.


Directions from Ontario Airport:
From the airport, take Interstate 10 east to Interstate 15 north for about 80 miles. Once you reach Barstow, take Interstate 40 for two miles until reaching the installation.


All personnel reporting to MCLB Barstow must report to the Administration Section in Building 15. From here, use your check-in sheet, along with your sponsor, to guide you through the process. Please hand carry the following information or documents, if applicable: medical and 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.


After 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, weekends and holidays, personnel should report to the BDO in Base Headquarters, Building 15. The BDO’s phone number is 760-577-6749.

Base Population
There are over 2,056 active duty, military families, DoD personnel, civilians, and retirees assigned to MCLB Barstow.