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Barstow Marine Corps Logistics Base

Barstow, California

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MCLB Barstow

MCLB Barstow is located halfway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas on Interstate 15.  It is approximately 120 miles northeast of Los Angeles and 150 miles southwest of Las Vegas in the San Bernardino County high desert.

If you are flying into Ontario Airport to reach MCLB Barstow, you will need to take ground transportation from the airport to Barstow.  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 you reach the installation.  If coming in from the east, Barstow is the second to the last stop on Interstate 40.

History

MCLB, presently 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.

MCLB Barstow is composed of three principal sites:  Nebo, which encompasses 1,879 acres and functions as base headquarters and is the main facility for administration, storage, recreational activities, shopping, and housing functions;  the Yermo Annex encompasses 1,859 acres and is primarily a storage and industrial complex; and the third site, 2,438 acres, serves as the rifle and pistol ranges.

MCLB Barstow is a vital link in the logistics complex that provides the weapons systems, equipment and special logistics essential to supporting the assigned mission of the fleet Marine forces.

Supporting Units

MCLB Barstow is the Marine Corps Logistics Base that serves the western part of the US.

Base Operator

760-577-6211, (DSN) 312-282-6211

Personnel reporting for duty must register their vehicles with the Pass and ID section within 30 days of their reporting date

Population: 

  • Active Duty 110
  • Civilians 1,482
  • Contractors 488

Area Population: Barstow - 23,000.  Nearby cities:  Victorville - 110,921, Apple Valley – 70,109, Hesperia – 86,194.

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