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Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow
Marine Corps Installations West

To enable operational readiness through infrastructure, logistics, and services in order to support Marine Corps, Army, and other government components.

Facilitate the optimal projection of warfighting capability into combat by being the safest, most technologically enabled, and operationally relevant military logistics base in the world.

The Marine Corps Logistics Base, presently the second largest employer in the Barstow area, was established as the Marine Corps Depot of Supplies at its present location on December 28, 1942, when the United States 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.

By the end of World War II, the base had outgrown its facilities and as a result, 2,000 acres of land, approximately seven miles east of the Nebo Main Base were annexed from the United States Army in October 1946. In 1954, the Commanding General, Marine Corps Depot of Supplies, moved his flag from San Francisco to Barstow and since then the base has grown in stature, strength and size.

In March 1961 the importance of MCLB Barstow increased dramatically with the establishment of the Depot Maintenance Activity. In November 1978, the Base was re-designated to its present title of Marine Corps Logistics Base to emphasize its broad logistics support mission.

In the early 1980's, MCLB Albany and Headquarters Marine Corps worked aggressively to integrate logistics support for the Fleet Marine Forces and eliminate duplications. As a result, all operational logistics functions moved to Albany and in January 1990, the Commanding General, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, was re-designated Commander Marine Corps Logistics Bases.

The Marine Corps Logistics Bases was comprised of three major components- MCLB Albany, Georgia; MCLB Barstow, California; and Blount Island Command, Jacksonville, Florida. Generally speaking, MCLB Albany furnishes supplies for Marine Corps forces east of the Mississippi and to forces which are part of the Atlantic Fleet. We at Barstow support Marine forces west of the Mississippi, the Far East and Asia, while Blount Island Command provides logistical support for the Marine Corps' Maritime Pre-Positioning Ships and the Norway Geo-Pre-Propositioning programs.

The base is comprised of three principal sites:

  1. Nebo, which encompasses 1879 acres and functions as base headquarters and is the main facility for administration, storage, recreational activities, shopping, and housing functions.

  2. Yermo Annex encompasses 1859 acres and is primarily a storage and industrial complex and,

  3. The third site, 2438 acres, serves as our rifle and pistol ranges.

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.

MCLB Barstow Vetting Process

SECNAV 5512 (Fill & Print)

SECNAV 5512 (Print Only)

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


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.


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. The City of Barstow has a population of over 22,000

View Larger Map 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.  If arriving by bus or train, you will arrive in Barstow at the famous Harvey House, located on First Street. Make a left when exiting the parking lot and proceed until you come to the first stoplight -- Main Street. Go left on Main Street for approximately six miles until you come to the on-ramp for Interstate 40 going east. Stay on the Interstate for two miles until you reach the exit for the installation. If you do not have transportation, contact your assigned sponsor and make arrangements with him or her to coordinate your transportation requirements.  Sponsorship assignment is mandatory at MCLB Barstow.

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