MCLB Barstow
Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow

 

Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow

Barstow, California
Gunnery Sgt. Justin Kratzer, Radio Maintenance Chief, delivers what looks to be a devestating to blow to Cpl. Jacob Brown, administrative clerk, during the controlled sparring phase of their 3-week long Martial Arts Instructors Course (MAIC) aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., May 10.
MAIC Controlled Sparring
Gunnery Sgt. Justin Kratzer, Radio Maintenance Chief, delivers what looks to be a devestating to blow to Cpl. Jacob Brown, administrative clerk, during the controlled sparring phase of their 3-week long Martial Arts Instructors Course (MAIC) aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., May 10.
Steve Nelson, MTD Specialist, operates Sparky, the symbol of fire prevention to children, during the Month of the Military Child Parade on Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., April 18.
Month of the Military Child Parade
Steve Nelson, MTD Specialist, operates Sparky, the symbol of fire prevention to children, during the Month of the Military Child Parade on Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., April 18.
Push-ups was just one of many physical exercises during the Big Marine Little Marine High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) competition aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., April 18.
Big Marine Little Marine High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT)
Push-ups was just one of many physical exercises during the Big Marine Little Marine High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) competition aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., April 18.
Captain Kendall Ignatz decides that normal push-ups are not enough and allows his daughter to sit on his back to create more resistance during the Big Marine Little Marine High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT), held in the Semper Fit gym, aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., April 18.
Big Marine Little Marine High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT)
Captain Kendall Ignatz decides that normal push-ups are not enough and allows his daughter to sit on his back to create more resistance during the Big Marine Little Marine High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT), held in the Semper Fit gym, aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., April 18.
Carlos Torres, firefighter-paramedic, and Kevin Craven, firefighter-emergency medical technician, both with Fire and Emergency Services, demonstrate the use of a ketamine mixture for pain management on potential patients for an upcoming test trial aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., April 5.
Fire Ketamine vs Fentanyl
Carlos Torres, firefighter-paramedic, and Kevin Craven, firefighter-emergency medical technician, both with Fire and Emergency Services, demonstrate the use of a ketamine mixture for pain management on potential patients for an upcoming test trial aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., April 5.
Mike Dokie, Optics Lab journeyman, demonstrates the detailed and very specific calibrations done on the M777 Howitzer optics equipment on an adjustable table mounted testing unit in their Optics Lab at Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command on the Yermo Annex aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., March 28. Once the optical equipment is mounted, the team ensures that the calibrations allow for precision maneuvaring, tracking and firing of ammunition.
Optics Lab
Mike Dokie, Optics Lab journeyman, demonstrates the detailed and very specific calibrations done on the M777 Howitzer optics equipment on an adjustable table mounted testing unit in their Optics Lab at Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command on the Yermo Annex aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., March 28. Once the optical equipment is mounted, the team ensures that the calibrations allow for precision maneuvaring, tracking and firing of ammunition.
A student at Cameron Elementary School watches as Col. Sekou Karega, commanding officer, MCLBB, signs her workbook during Karega’s tour of all of the schools in the Barstow Unified School District March 28.
MCLB Barstow Marines tour Barstow schools
A student at Cameron Elementary School watches as Col. Sekou Karega, commanding officer, MCLBB, signs her workbook during Karega’s tour of all of the schools in the Barstow Unified School District March 28.
Major Alfredo Romero,  Head quarters Company commanding officer (left) marches with 1st Sgt. Neil Roselli, HqCo 1st Sgt., during a conditioning hike with the company Marines aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., March 16.
Marines Conditioning Hike
Major Alfredo Romero, Head quarters Company commanding officer (left) marches with 1st Sgt. Neil Roselli, HqCo 1st Sgt., during a conditioning hike with the company Marines aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., March 16.
Francis Villeme, personal and professional development program manager, receives a certificate of appreciation from Col. Sekou Karega, base commander, during his retirement luncheon in the Route 66 Café aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., Feb. 22.
Francis Villeme Retirement
Francis Villeme, personal and professional development program manager, receives a certificate of appreciation from Col. Sekou Karega, base commander, during his retirement luncheon in the Route 66 Cafe aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., Feb. 22.
Col. Sekou Karega, commanding officer, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, stands with Lucy Perez, president,  (left) and Emily Jenright ,vice president, of American Legion Auxiliary Leo Collins Unit 229, based in Adelanto, CA. On Dec. 19 members of the Ladies Auxiliary donated several boxes to the Toys for Tots campaign, which helps raise toys and funds in support of the local communities.
American Legion, Leo Collins Unit 229 donates toys
Col. Sekou Karega, commanding officer, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, stands with Lucy Perez, president, (left) and Emily Jenright ,vice president, of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Leo Collins Unit 229, based in Adelanto, CA. On Dec. 19 members of the Ladies Auxiliary donated several boxes to the Toys for Tots campaign, which helps raise toys and funds in support of the local communities.
Marine Reservist assigned to Fleet Support Division, are all smiles while displaying the championship trophy the team won after beating the MCLB Barstow Marines during the Turkey Bowl held aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow Nov. 21.
MCLB Barstow 2017 Turkey Bowl
Marine Reservist assigned to Fleet Support Division, are all smiles while displaying the championship trophy the team won after beating the MCLB Barstow Marines during the Turkey Bowl held aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow Nov. 21.
Sgt. Xzavier Wolef (left) and Staff Sgt. Pedro Villa knock down a pass attempt during the first half of thi year's Turkey Bowl, pitting MCLB Barstow Marines against Marine reservist assigned to Fleet Support Division Nov. 21 aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow.
MCLB Barstow 2017 Turkey Bowl
Sgt. Xzavier Wolef (left) and Staff Sgt. Pedro Villa knock down a pass attempt during the first half of thi year's Turkey Bowl, pitting MCLB Barstow Marines against Marine reservist assigned to Fleet Support Division Nov. 21 aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow.
Lance Cpl. Jacob Brown (16), between two defenders, lets a potential touchdown slip through his arms, during the first Turkey Bowl held aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow Nov. 21. The Marine Reservists assigned to Fleet Support Division took the championship trophy.
MCLB Barstow 2017 Turkey Bowl
Lance Cpl. Jacob Brown (16), between two defenders, lets a potential touchdown slip through his arms, during the first Turkey Bowl held aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow Nov. 21. The Marine Reservists assigned to Fleet Support Division took the championship trophy.
Firefighters with Fire and Emergency Services climb aboard their new three-domed railcar training simulator, created by Advanced Entertainment Technologies, during a training exercise aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., Aug. 30. The simulator offers several realistic training situations to help ensure that firefighters are prepared for potential railway emergencies on base or within the local area.
Fire and Emergency Services trains with new railcar simulator
Firefighters with Fire and Emergency Services climb aboard their new three-domed railcar training simulator, created by Advanced Entertainment Technologies, during a training exercise aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., Aug. 30. The simulator offers several realistic training situations to help ensure that firefighters are prepared for potential railway emergencies on base or within the local area.
The Walking Color Guard from Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., presents the colors during the Pledge of Allegiance led by Teresa Rochester, Public Information Officer, Veterans Home of California Barstow, during the POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony, Sept. 15.
MCLB, Veterans Hoime of California-Barstow observance POW/MIA Day
The Walking Color Guard from Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., presents the colors during the Pledge of Allegiance led by Teresa Rochester, Public Information Officer, Veterans Home of California Barstow, during the POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony, Sept. 15.
Students enrolled in the Railway Operations Group Training Course learn to use hand signals to guide drivers of Army equipment to safely load, span, secure and unload equipment on railcars for safe transportation to and from military bases all over the country, at the Yermo Annex aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., Feb. 8. The base is home to the largest railhead in the Department of Defense.
RailOps continues to expand services
Students enrolled in the Railway Operations Group Training Course learn to use hand signals to guide drivers of Army equipment to safely load, span, secure and unload equipment on railcars for safe transportation to and from military bases all over the country, at the Yermo Annex aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., Feb. 8. The base is home to the largest railhead in the Department of Defense.
Ashley Ignatz, Marine Corps Family Team Building trainer, engages Marine Corps families in a Welcome Aboard: Spouse Edition event held at the Desert View Housing Community Center aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif. Aug. 17. The event, tailored specifically to military spouses and their children, provides an opportunity for families to meet their neighbors, learn about the resources available on base, enjoy a potluck, and ask questions in an informal setting.
Spouse Appreciation
Ashley Ignatz, Marine Corps Family Team Building trainer, engages Marine Corps families in a Welcome Aboard: Spouse Edition event held at the Desert View Housing Community Center aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif. Aug. 17. The event, tailored specifically to military spouses and their children, provides an opportunity for families to meet their neighbors, learn about the resources available on base, enjoy a potluck, and ask questions in an informal setting.
Gunnery Sgt. Justing Kratzer, radio and maintenance chief, flips a tractor tire as part of his High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) at Sorensen Field aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif. Aug. 18.
Gunny preps for HITT competition
Gunnery Sgt. Justing Kratzer, radio and maintenance chief, flips a tractor tire as part of his High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) at Sorensen Field aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif. Aug. 18.
Corporal Jason Castellon, Sgt. Jedidiah Birnie, and Cpl. Nicholas Davis, stablemen, groom the horses as a team at the Lt. Col. Robert A. Lindlsey Base Stables, aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., Aug. 14.
A day in the life of the Corps' last Mounted Color Guard
Corporal Jason Castellon, Sgt. Jedidiah Birnie, and Cpl. Nicholas Davis, stablemen, groom the horses as a team at the Lt. Col. Robert A. Lindlsey Base Stables, aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., Aug. 14.
Meredith J. Eberhart, an 80-year-old retired optometrist and Coast Guard veteran, pauses for a photos as he walks through Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, as part of his trek along Route 66 from Chicago, Ill., to Santa Monica, Calif. Nov. 15. He is a long distance, Triple Crown, hiker and author and uses the hikes to raise awareness and funds for various charities. This walk is dedicated to veterans.
Forrest was smart: The tale of the long-distance hiker
Meredith J. Eberhart, an 80-year-old retired optometrist and Coast Guard veteran, pauses for a photos as he walks through Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, as part of his trek along Route 66 from Chicago, Ill., to Santa Monica, Calif. Nov. 15. He is a long distance, Triple Crown, hiker and author and uses the hikes to raise awareness and funds for various charities. This walk is dedicated to veterans.
Sunny Eberhart completes his traversing of Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., Nov. 15 as another part of his mission to walk the entirety of Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif., a distance of 2,400 miles. Joseph Boll Avenue through the base is part of the iconic Mother Road.
Forrest was smart: The tale of the long-distance hiker
Sunny Eberhart completes his traversing of Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., Nov. 15 as another part of his mission to walk the entirety of Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif., a distance of 2,400 miles. Joseph Boll Avenue through the base is part of the iconic Mother Road.
Col. Sekou S. Karega (right), commanding officer, MCLB Barstow,Terry Holladay, trainer, and base Sgt. Maj. Segio MartinesRuiz take an easy ride on Iwo Jima St. in preparration for the upcoming Cody Stampede and Rodeo scheduled for July 4 in Cody, Wyo.
Easy Riders
Col. Sekou S. Karega (right), commanding officer, MCLB Barstow,Terry Holladay, trainer, and base Sgt. Maj. Segio MartinesRuiz take an easy ride on Iwo Jima St. in preparration for the upcoming Cody Stampede and Rodeo scheduled for July 4 in Cody, Wyo.
Private First Class Noah Perkins, a machinegunner with 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, holds his position during a training exercise aboard Marine Corps Logistics Barstow, June 6.
1/5 conducts training on MCLB Barstow
Private First Class Noah Perkins, a machinegunner with 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, holds his position during a training exercise aboard Marine Corps Logistics Barstow, June 6.
Teodoro Huerta, a former Army staff sergeant who has been deployed to the Middle East, is a heavy mobile equipment mechanic on the LVSR AMKR line at Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command. He is installing hydraulic lines on the AMKR at the plant, Feb. 14.
LVSR is the workhorse of the military
Teodoro Huerta, a former Army staff sergeant who has been deployed to the Middle East, is a heavy mobile equipment mechanic on the LVSR AMKR line at Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command. He is installing hydraulic lines on the AMKR at the plant, Feb. 14.
Carrie Eaton, tractor operator, tows a broken forklift to a back shop to be repaired April 4. Eaton and her colleagues at Material Equipment Handling section are responsible for moving all vehicles, parts, and any other materials necessary to complete work on a vehicle at Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command aboard the Yermo Annex of Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif.
Material Handling Equipment keeps PBB on the move
Carrie Eaton, tractor operator, tows a broken forklift to a back shop to be repaired April 4. Eaton and her colleagues at Material Equipment Handling section are responsible for moving all vehicles, parts, and any other materials necessary to complete work on a vehicle at Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command aboard the Yermo Annex of Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif.
(Left) Daniel Espinoza and Fred Steens, riggers for Material Handling Equipment section, signal directions to the operator of a portable crane during the lifting of an engine from an Amphibious Assault Vehicle April 4. Riggers are responsible for safely attaching anything to be lifted to the device that is lifting it so that it is not overbalanced at Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command, aboard the Yermo Annex of Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif.
Material Handling Equipment keeps PBB on the move
(Left) Daniel Espinoza and Fred Steens, riggers for Material Handling Equipment section, signal directions to the operator of a portable crane during the lifting of an engine from an Amphibious Assault Vehicle April 4. Riggers are responsible for safely attaching anything to be lifted to the device that is lifting it so that it is not overbalanced at Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command, aboard the Yermo Annex of Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif.
Simulated spills and leaks are repaired by firefighters during hazardous materials response training held aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., Feb. 15.
Firefighters train in HazMat response
Simulated spills and leaks are repaired by firefighters during hazardous materials response training held aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., Feb. 15.
Scott Torres, firefighter and medic with Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow's Security and Emergency Services repairs a leak on a training rig used during the hazardous materials training held aboard base, Feb. 15. The training provides realistic scenarios in which firefighters must respond with dexterity and precision.
Firefighters train in HazMat response
Scott Torres, firefighter and medic with Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow's Security and Emergency Services repairs a leak on a training rig used during the hazardous materials training held aboard base, Feb. 15. The training provides realistic scenarios in which firefighters must respond with dexterity and precision.
A PBB employee sits in the operating cab of the main crane in building 573, the largest freestanding structure in the Marine Corps. The crane, operated by the Material Handling Equipment section, is easily capable of lifting and moving a nearly 70 ton Abrams main battle tank to any section of building 573 at Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command, aboard the Yermo Annex of Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif.
Material Handling Equipment keeps PBB on the move
A PBB employee sits in the operating cab of the main crane in building 573, the largest freestanding structure in the Marine Corps. The crane, operated by the Material Handling Equipment section, is easily capable of lifting and moving a nearly 70 ton Abrams main battle tank to any section of building 573 at Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command, aboard the Yermo Annex of Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif.
(Left) William Beckley, production trades manager, explains how the testing on the Paxman engine works to Bryan H. Wood, assistant deputy commandant, Installations and Logistics. Coast Guard cutters use two to four of the huge engines to power the craft. Wood visited Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow and Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command, aboard the Yermo Annex of MCLB Barstow, April 5.
Assistant Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics tours MCLB
(Left) William Beckley, production trades manager, explains how the testing on the Paxman engine works to Bryan H. Wood, assistant deputy commandant, Installations and Logistics. Coast Guard cutters use two to four of the huge engines to power the craft. Wood visited Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow and Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command, aboard the Yermo Annex of MCLB Barstow, April 5.
Firefighters work together in full protective gear to remove and replace faulty equipment, to include wrapping delicate plumber's tape which proved tricky in the thick rubber gloves, during hazardous materials response training held aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., Feb. 15.
Firefighters train in HazMat response
Firefighters work together in full protective gear to remove and replace faulty equipment, to include wrapping delicate plumber's tape which proved tricky in the thick rubber gloves, during hazardous materials response training held aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., Feb. 15.
(Left) Kevin Leonard, a native of Newport Beach, Calif., and William Marler, from Victorville, Calif., heavy mobile equipment mechanics, work on the interior of the crew capsule for the M-ATV, also known as a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All Terrain Vehicles, at Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command, Jan. 12. The crew cab is heavily protected by reinforced armor to help the occupants survive a blast from powerful improvised explosive devices.
M-ATV: Protecting the Warfighter
(Left) Kevin Leonard, a native of Newport Beach, Calif., and William Marler, from Victorville, Calif., heavy mobile equipment mechanics, work on the interior of the crew capsule for the M-ATV, also known as a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All Terrain Vehicles, at Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command, Jan. 12. The crew cab is heavily protected by reinforced armor to help the occupants survive a blast from powerful improvised explosive devices.
Jermaine Sutton, from Philadelphia, and former Marine, uses an AC DC Precision Measurement Calibrator, to test the electrical output of a device. “I see the impact of the lab’s work every day,” Sutton said, “when you go to Production Plant Barstow and see them using a piece of equipment that you just tested. If you’re off with your tests then they’ll be off with their work,” he said.
Calibration lab makes sure everything measures up
Jermaine Sutton, from Philadelphia, and former Marine, uses an AC DC Precision Measurement Calibrator, to test the electrical output of a device. “I see the impact of the lab’s work every day,” Sutton said, “when you go to Production Plant Barstow and see them using a piece of equipment that you just tested. If you’re off with your tests then they’ll be off with their work,” he said.
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Active Shooter 15 Exercise
A full-scale active shooter training exercise was held aboard MCLB Barstow, Feb. 24, under the watchful eye of the Regional Exercise Team West and Marine Corps Installation West Camp Pendleton. The exercise was intended to assess the capability of first responders to coordinate and establish the facilities necessary to conduct on-site incident management and evaluate MCPD and SAF as they establish and maintain a safe perimeter, address life safety and terminate the threat. US Marine Imagery by Cindy McIntyre and Keith Hayes.
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Rail Ops: A Strategic Asset
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Rail Ops: A Strategic Asset
Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, California has implemented several initiatives that continue to make its railhead not only the largest in the Department of Defense, but also increase its value as a strategic asset. Based at the Yermo Annex of MCLB Barstow, rail operations are handled by Chad Hildebrandt, who won the Supervisor of the Quarter Award for fiscal year 2015 for the work he and his team did, not only to establish an innovative training program, but also to save money. Training rotations account for a hefty share of the rail traffic at Yermo, and equipment is often sent to Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command there for repair and overhaul. A major training cycle took place in March, with First Cavalry Division out of Fort Hood, Texas on-loading after an 18-day exercise at the National Training Center at nearby Fort Irwin, while First Infantry Division from Fort Riley, Kansas offloaded at the same time for their turn at the NTC. Hildebrandt's team introduced the 80-hour Rail Ops course in February 2014, to teach Army and Marine Corps personnel how to load and offload their equipment. The class averages 20 to 30 students each month, with a recent high of 38 students. Another one of Hildebrandt's initiatives is getting the military units to move more equipment by rail rather than by truck, and to get San Bernardino County to allow use of military heavy equipment transporters rather than commercial tractor trailers, which cost around $5,800 each, one way. A former Marine, Hildebrandt left a rewarding Navy civilian job to work at Yermo, with a reduction in pay that has been offset by the challenge and rewards he has received transforming the rail operations here into an ever-more valuable asset. Produced by Cynthia McIntyre. Videography by Cynthia McIntyre and Keith Hayes. Narration: Keith Hayes