Uniformed Readiness Coordinator

The mission of the Uniformed Readiness program is to train and prepare every Marine and their family to ensure optimum resiliency when faced with life-cycle events. When every Marine and family in a unit reaches a high state of resiliency then a high state of readiness will result for the entire unit.

GySgt. Carl Underwood
Uniformed Readiness Coordinator
MCLB Barstow
Comm: 760-577-6509


Medical Information

The Occupational Health Detachment Barstow, part of Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, provides job-related health exams for Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow employees including firefighters and other civilian employees. The Occupational Health Detachment participates in the identification and control of the risks arising from workplace hazards in order to establish and maintain a safe and healthy working environment.

Basic medical services are offered to active duty Marines aboard the base at Weed Army Community Hospital at Fort Irwin, Calif., or via private physicians in the Barstow community who accept the TRICARE military healthcare insurance plan. For sick-call please contact (760) 577-6491 (press 1).

Barstow Community Hospital (BCH) is a 56-bed acute care hospital, with more than 250 employees. Owned by the City of Barstow and operated by Community Health Systems Inc., the hospital provides quality comprehensive health care services, both inpatient and outpatient, to the surrounding High Desert community. It also offers some of the latest technologies including a nuclear medicine department, CAT scan, mammography imaging, a fluoroscopy room and more.

TRIWEST and TRICARE can be reached at (760) 577-6491 or (888) 874-9378.

Family Care

The Youth Activities Center (YAC) is located at the Clara McKinney Complex (Building 62) aboard MCLB Barstow. The YAC is open to the children of active-duty military personnel, Department of Defense civilian employees and DoD contractors. The YAC provides open recreation activities for children 6 to 18 years of age and is open Monday through Friday, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. The YAC also operates an exciting summer program and is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays when school is not in session.

Children ages 6-12 must be signed in and out by their sponsor, while children ages 13-17 can sign themselves in and out.

The YAC features include a computer lab with educational and foreign language programs, video games on large-screen televisions, chess and checkers, a climbing wall, pool tables, air hockey, basketball, tetherball, ping pong, snack bar, arcade, pinball and summer program.

For more information about YAC activities, membership or operating hours, please call (760) 577-6499/6287.

School Age Care

School Age Care is offered for children enrolled in kindergarten through seventh grade in Building 63, located just behind the Youth Activities Center, Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. SAC provides children a safe and fun place before and after school and on any school non-attendance days. The SAC is open to the children of active-duty military personnel, Department of Defense civilian employees and DoD contractors. The SAC program offers Power Hour, a homework assistance program for all children as well as breakfast and an after-school snack. Lunch is also provided for school non-attendance days.
For more information about SAC activities, hours or enrollment, please call (760) 577-6617/6287. Both the YAC and SAC are affiliate members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

Family Child Care

Family Child Care (FCC) is home-based day care provided aboard MCLB Barstow by a state licensed caregiver. The caregiver is responsible for providing a child's five basic needs: physical comfort-rest, food, water and warmth; safety and security-a dependable routine, protection from anxiety, and a trustworthy caregiver; love-feeling of belonging and being cared about; self-esteem-feeling lovable and capable of self-direction (beginnings of self-discipline); self-actualization-feeling able to learn and develop without comparisons or competition. The FCC provider will check their home on a regularly basis to obtain the standards given by MCLB Barstow and the state of California as a state licensed caregiver.

If you are interested in putting your child in Family Child Care, or if you would like to become a Family Child Care provider, call the FCC coordinator at (760) 577-6049/6287.