Communications Strategy and Operations
Current base logo for MCLB Barstow
Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow
Marine Corps Installations West

The primary objective of Communication Strategy and Operations is to provide guidance and counsel to commanders and staff members regarding communication-related issues. This includes the development and integration of communication plans, as well as effective communication with internal, domestic, and international audiences. Additionally, the team evaluates the impact of communication efforts and creates various information products through the use of different mediums such as acquisition, transmission, archival, editing, writing, photography, video, and graphic illustration. These products serve to support administrative, training, and historical needs, enhance operational decision-making, and ultimately achieve the desired outcomes set by the Commander.


The mission of the Community Outreach Office is to encourage a positive and proactive military and civilian relationship between Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow and the local communities surrounding the base. The Community Outreach Office strives to boost the public's awareness of the unique elements and contributions of the U. S. Marine Corps through direct interaction with Marines from the base.


One resource the Community Outreach Office provides is the opportunity to participate in an organizational group and individual tours aboard the base. These tours allow groups to learn more about MCLB Barstow and the Marine Corps as a whole. Tour groups must provide their own transportation and only one vehicle will be allowed per tour. There is a 60-day minimum requirement for visitors to submit an organizational group tour request via DD form 2536 to our address or fax.

Sponsored Visits

Depending upon MCLB Barstow's security concerns, authorized sponsor (active duty, retired military or base resident) visits can be conducted. Proper identification (driver's license), vehicle registration, current proof of vehicle insurance and an authorized sponsor are needed to access the base. For additional information, please visit our Base Access page.

Special Requests

In addition to offering group tours of the base, the Community Outreach Office can assist in facilitating requests for military participation or involvement in community events. However, there are certain restrictions regarding military support of various events. Acceptable requests will be in support of events that are open to the public and are of community-wide interest. The United States Marine Corps and the United States Navy have restrictions governing the support of events at sites owned or leased by religious, political and special interest organizations, or for organizations that may discredit the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition, service members cannot officially participate in beauty pageants, or serve as escorts for events of a similar nature. Requests for participation for certain holidays, such as Memorial Day, 4th of July and Veterans Day, will be considered on the basis of participant availability and unit operational commitments. The main types of special requests include but are not limited to:

  • Military equipment and personnel static display(must submit DD form 2536 not less than 60 days.)
  • Guest speaker (must submit DD form 2536 at least 90 days in advance)
  • Mounted Color Guard, Color Guard or funeral details (must submit DD Form 2536 at least 45 days in advance for Color Guard; One year in advance for the Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard)
  • Special base tours (must submit DD form 2536 at least 45 days in advance)

All requests must be submitted within the above stated deadlines. Please submit signed request forms to the address or fax us at the number provided below. To find a local U.S. Marine Corps Reserve unit, go to:


Communication Strategy and Operations

Phone: (760) 577-6430

Fax:     (760) 577-6350


   Barstow, CA

The Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow Media Relations Section assists with media queries and escorts aboard MCLB Barstow for all Marine Corps Base related issues or events.

To submit a media query, save and fill out the following form.
Please note: Do not change the document:  Media Query Form
Please email the request to or fax it to (760) 577-6350

June 2024

June 13, 2024 edition of The Prospector, highlighting Desert Wildlife, Pool Safety and the SNCO Field Meet.Prospector June 13, 2024    

May 2024



May 15, 2024 - The Prospector Cover ImageMay 15, 2024 edition of The Prospector, which highlights Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and the AANHPI commissary workers, Military Working dogs, and Mother's Day.



My 23, 2024 ProspectorMay 23, 2024 edition of The Prospector, which highlights Run for the Wall, Summer Reading Program, and 101 Days of Summer.


April 2024

April 11, 2024 - The Prospector Cover ImageApril 11, 2024, edition of The Prospector highlighting Pinwheels for Prevention, Drunk Driving Awareness, and National Public Safety Month.   

April 27, 2024 - The Prospector Cover ImageApril 27, 2024, edition of The Prospector highlighting City of Barstow's Earth Day Celebration, Month of the Military Child, and SAPR. 

March 2024

March 28, 2024 - The Prospector Cover ImageMarch 28 edition of The Prospector highlighting Chaplain's Corner, an Easter egg hunt, and Employee and Supervisor of the Year.   March 14, 2024 - The Prospector Cover ImageMarch 14, 2024 edition of The Prospector, highlighting Women's History Month, a barber feature story, and smoke detector safety.

February 2024

February 22, 2024 - The Prospector Cover ImageFebruary 22, 2024, edition of The Prospector, highlighting Black History Month: Montford Point Marines, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and more.    February 8, 2024 - The Prospector Cover ImageFebruary 8, 2024 edition of The Prospector highlighting Sergeant Major's Corner, Teen Dating Violence Awareness month, and new manager at Production Plant Barstow. 

January 2024

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Combat Camera shall provide Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow and its tenant activities state-of-the-art imagery products and services in support required missions, training and readiness. Combat Camera support includes photography, videography, graphic arts, multimedia, and limited reprographics.


The Photo Studio provides photographic support and services to all units and tenant commands aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base, Barstow, Calif. and any commands within the California High Desert region.

Services and support include, but are not limited to, Marine promotion and command photos, passport photos, police/crime scene photo support, aerial photography, training coverage, and event coverage. 

Onsite digital printing and editing is available for sizes up to 40" X 40".


Combat camera graphics department is equipped to handle all your basic print, design and reprographic needs. Professional personnel will guide you through concept, layout and design to final product to help ensure your project is perfect.

Contact Information
Building 204
Graphics Art Department: 760-577-6034

Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday
7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Graphic Art Services

Clipart Stock Military Photos

Layout & Design
Building Fire Exit Routes
Conceptual Design
Presentation Display Layout
Widest Email Graphics

Color Copies
Enlargements or Reductions
Large Format Copies
Manuals/ Training Materials
Map Printing
Scanning (up to 11x17)
Vinyl Signs

Charts & Displays

Desktop Publishing
Information Cards
PDF File Creations

 **Services NOT Provided
Business Cards
Large Bulk Printing Jobs

Hours of Operation

Mondays - Fridays
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Anthony Plummer-Graphics Specialist

(760) 577-6034

Kristyn Galvan-Multimedia Specialist

(760) 577-6646


COMMSTRAT Chief: 760-577-6449

Photography & Social Media: 760-577-6646

Graphics: 760-577-6034

Prospector & Editor: 760-577-6451