Frequently Asked Questions
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 Base access hours
  • Nebo: Main gate is open 24 hrs
  • Back gate hours of operation — Mon - Fri: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. (closed for holidays)
  • Yermo: Main gate is open 24 hours
  • Visitor's Center (Bldg. 100) hours of operation are — Mon - Thurs: 7 a.m. -  3 p.m. and Fri: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. (closed for holidays)
  • For any further questions, call (760) 577-5449                         



Per MCO 5530.13, identification cards marked not valid for federal purposes, federal limits may apply, or any other similar language may not be accepted by DoD for the purpose of unescorted access (i.e. to obtain a Visitor Pass or DBIDS Credential).

To reduce your wait time and to facilitate your background check, please follow the DBIDS Credential Issuance Requirements and bring a completed SECNAV 5512 with you.


 What might keep me from getting on base?

Denial or revocation of any official base authorized access pass may be made if the individual:

  • Is listed on the National Terrorist Watch List.
  • Is not a U.S. Citizen and is illegally present in the U.S. or whose U.S. citizenship, immigration status, or social security number cannot be verified.
  • Is subject to an outstanding criminal warrant of any type.
  • Whose business pass application contains false or fraudulent information.
  • Has a felony conviction within the last 10 years.
  • Is a registered sex offender regardless of the date of the criminal offense.
  • Has obtained a felony conviction for the following types of criminal offenses:
    • Offenses of a sexual nature.
    • Offenses of violence.
    • Offenses related to gang activity, supremacist, or extremist behavior.
    • Crimes resulting from the possession, use, manufacture, introduction, or distribution of
      any illegal drug listed in the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention & Control Act of 1970, schedules I through V.
    • Offenses in which weapon instrumentality (e.g., firearm, knife or other bladed instrument, club, brass knuckles was used either as a means of violence, or a threat of violence.
  • Whose military active duty was terminated by the receipt of a dishonorable or bad conduct discharge.
  • Has been issued a de-barment order and is currently banned from military installations.
  • Has exhibited characteristics, traits or other indications that cause concern for the health, safety or welfare of personnel and/or residents aboard the base; or that cause concern for the physical security or environment of the base.
 Who can I contact if I have more questions?

Contact the Base Access Control Branch at (760) 577-5449

Base Access

Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow has been directed to implement policies that focus on the access control procedures for visitors. MCLB Barstow takes active measures to address unauthorized access to the base and the protection of forces, residents and civilian employees. These policies are intended to help Marines accomplish the mission and keep families aboard MCLB Barstow safe.

Visitors of the base must present their driver's license to the sentry at an installation access control point (gate) and identify who they are going to visit. The sentry will record the driver's name, license number, date and time of entry. The license is authenticated and an instant background check through open public sources is conducted. After favorable results, the visitor is allowed aboard the installation.