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MCLB Barstow Command Services



The Barstow Commissary is at MCLB Barstow just off of Joseph Boll Avenue in Building 364. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and closed Sunday and Monday. Services include entry 30 minutes prior to opening for disabled patrons, handicapped parking and handicap shopping carts.

Also featured are 30-minute parking and Shop-Along shopping carts for young children, along with free coffee for patrons from opening until 1:30 p.m. each day.

Authorized patrons are encouraged to shop at the commissary. You are welcome to bring those out-of-town house guests with you. Your Barstow Commissary has the highest quality meat and freshest produce in the area. It also features overall pricing that can’t be beat. Tie in the 30 percent savings with the friendly, down-home service and you have a shopping experience that just cannot be equaled. For more information, call 760-577-6403.


Because more than 80 percent of the base’s personnel are civilian employees, the Human Resources Office plays a vital role in advising and assisting managers and supervisors to recruit, reward, motivate, properly pay, develop and retain quality workers and to promote equal employment opportunities for all.

The Federal Employment Program is based on public law, Presidential Order and regulations issued by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. The base’s HRO not only advises management officials in operating a proper personnel program but also offers information in response to inquiries from employees and the general public about employment opportunities in the Federal Service.

The Human Resources Office provides advisory service to managers, supervisors and employees on the following program areas: compensation, labor relations, employee relations, position classification, staffing, and training and employee development. Functions include recruitment and placement, pay, benefits, workers’ compensation, leave administration, recognition and awards, conduct, performance, affirmative employment programs, labor management relationships, contract administration and position management; determining occupational categories and grade levels for pay purposes; determining eligibility and qualifications for positions; referring candidates for vacancies; administering the Merit Promotion Program; recruiting locally under the Navy Career Intern Program and the Student Experience Programs (temporary and permanent); and managing and promoting effective use of the Defense Civilian Personnel Data System.

Also, training involves individual training plans and the CCLD Program.

The HRO is in Building 15. It is open 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Current job information is available by calling 760-577-6478. More employment information is available online at A satellite office is at Yermo, Building 573, and HRO personnel can be reached at 760-577-7473/7559/7559.


The Legal Assistance Office is in Building 236. All active-duty and retired service members and their family members are eligible for legal services. Some services offered by appointment only: adoptions, consumer law issues, contract disputes, creditor problems, divorces, guardianships, immigration, landlord-tenant disputes, name changes, non-support problems, probate and estate planning, wills and powers of attorney.

Same-day appointments may be available for time-sensitive and emergency matters. If the Legal Assistance Office is unable to assist, individuals may be referred to Fort Irwin, Twentynine Palms and Edwards Air Force Base, or to the civilian legal community.

Walk-in hours for power of attorney and notary public services: 8 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Patrons may also schedule an appointment for notary public services.

Appointments may be scheduled by phone or in person. The telephone number for legal assistance is 760-577-6874. The Legal Assistance Office is in Building 236 and is open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed for lunch each day from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Services not provided: bankruptcy, conservatorships and living trusts (except for general advice), claims against the government (see the claims officer/legal chief), court-martial representation, NJP counseling, traffic violations, DUI defense and other criminal matters.


The Occupational Health Detachment Barstow, part of Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, California, provides job-related health exams for Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow firefighters and other civilian employees. The Occupational Health Detachment participates in the identification and control of the risks arising from workplace hazards to establish and maintain a safe and healthy working environment. Basic medical services are offered to active-duty Marines aboard base with a majority of needed medical care performed at Weed Army Community Hospital at Fort Irwin, California, or via private physicians in the Barstow community who accept the TRICARE military health care insurance plan.


The local office of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) is in Warehouse 3. For emergencies, contact the base sergeant major at 760-577-6238. After hours, call the BDO at 760-577-6961. During normal working hours Monday through Friday, call 760-577-6155.

The Thrift Store is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Staffed by volunteers and supported by contributions, NMCRS can be the first line of defense against financial problems. Its goal is to help active-duty and retired members of the Navy and Marine Corps deal with real emergencies. Among its many services, NMCRS can provide financial counseling, budgeting or direct financial assistance.

The financial assistance phone number is 760-577-6155. Service members are seen by appointment. The Thrift Store telephone number is 760-256-0444. Many volunteer opportunities are available for those interested in helping others.


The Post Office, located aboard MCLB Barstow in Building 321, serves as a Military Postal Facility. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Incoming mail arrives daily at 8 a.m. Official mail is ready for pickup no later than 9:30 a.m. Military personnel residing in the barracks will receive a box for personal mail delivery. Mail considered too large for the boxes will be held inside the post office until pickup. A notice will be left in the patron’s mailbox. Personal mail will be delivered to mailboxes no later than 3:30 p.m.

Outgoing official mail must arrive before 2:30 p.m. to be postmarked that day. Any mail arriving after 2:30 p.m. will be post marked the following day. To avoid the delay of your mail, please ensure that your official mail is prepared within the specific guidelines set forth by the DOD. If you are unsure about your official mail, contact the postal personnel at the numbers below.

Incoming personnel may contact the military post office for correct mailing addresses prior to arrival. To expedite deliveries of your personal mail at your residence on base or off, call the Military Post Office for your proper USPS address format with ZIP+4. For additional information, contact the Military Post Office at 760-577-6297 or 760-577-6708. The DSN prefix is 282.

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