Fort Irwin FAQ


Installation Info: Zip Code: 92310, Area Code: 760, DSN: 470

Fort Irwin, in the High Mojave Desert of California, 37 miles northeast of Barstow, offers beautiful sunsets, sunny blue skies, wide-open vistas and top training at the U.S. Army National Training Center. Midway between Las Vegas, Nev., and Los Angeles, the base prides itself in remaining a fairly small community with outstanding support services for individual and family personnel.



The base was originally established in 1940 by presidential order and later named in memory of Maj. Gen. George Irwin, a World War I battle commander. In 1981 the installation became the National Training Center, preparing soldiers for the 21st century battlefield. In the tightly knit community, children often live next-door to playmates and attend elementary and middle schools on base. High schoolers are bused to nearby Silver Valley H.S.



Fort Irwin offers a variety of support services, such as information and referral, financial and emergency assistance, family advocacy and single-member services, support and morale groups, chapel programs, relocation, and child and teen services. Part of the quality of life services at the fort are the Weed Army Hospital and Shuttleworth Dental Clinic, with modern facilities and excellent-rated care. Along with many recreational facilities, Fort Irwin is a model for military and social balance in a post.

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