Installation Info: Zip Code: 92311, Area Code: 760, DSN: 282
One of the positives of moving to the Mojave Desert to serve at MCLB Barstow is a command supportive of Marines continuing their education. A number of colleges and education opportunities exist there that are lacking at many other bases. The base is located near the intersection of I-40 and I-15 in southeastern California.
Barstow's mission is to procure, maintain, repair, store and distribute supplies and equipment to the Marine Corps. The surrounding desert climate makes it an ideal place to store equipment. Barstow is home to the 300-occupant California Veteran's Home that serves men and women needing either minimal or maximum nursing care.
The nearest airport is in Ontario, about 100 miles away. There is no public or base-provided transportation from the airport to the base, so those flying into Ontario should contact their assigned sponsor to arrange for transportation. Barstow base is about 200 miles west of Las Vegas and east of Los Angeles. Outdoor recreation opportunities include hiking in the Tiefort Mountains and visiting ghost towns, such as Calico.