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Marine Corps Family Team Building

Marine Corps Family Team Building provides educational resources, services and a roadmap of the Marine Corps lifestyle to foster the personal growth and enhance the readiness of Marine Corps families. To date, it is composed of the following trainings: Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.); the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP); Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment and Development Operations (CREDO); and the Family Readiness Program. The Family Readiness Committee has been chartered to advise the Marine Corps Community Services Board of Directors on family concerns and issues Corps-wide.

The Marine Corps Family Team Building Office is in Building 15. Phone: 760-577-6675. Fax: 760-577-6414.

Headquarters Division

The Financial Management Branch is located in Building 15 and administers both non-appropriated fund (NAF) and appropriated fund (APF) financial requirements to include accounting, budgeting, financial reporting and financial/budget analysis, payroll administration and bad debt collection services in support of the various functions, programs and activities within MCCS.

The Financial Management Branch provides budget and accounting control over NAF used to support various functions or programs within MCCS and is also responsible for financial reporting. Financial Management can be reached at 760-577-6391.

NAF Human Resources (HR) services is located in Building 218, the library building, and is responsible for staffing/recruitment, wage/classification and personnel administration/advisory functions; maintains official NAF Personnel Files (OPFs) and administers various Employee Benefits Programs; and coordinates and consolidates NAF and APF training/TAD requirements for MCCS.

Marketing Services is also located in Building 218 and provides support of MCCS activities and events through the bi-monthly Prospector articles, marquee signage, sponsorships, promotion, advertising and special event coordination. Visit the website at Marketing can be reached at 760-577-6968.

Warehouse/Property Control and the MCCS Safety Officer are located in Building BB1A and support both property and control to include safety requirements. Hours are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Marine and Family Programs Division

MCLB Barstow 2018 Marine & Family Programs


The division is here to assist the base in maintaining a high state of readiness. Marine and Family Programs is a tool that can be used to help the unit accomplish its assigned mission. A trained staff of professionals is here to serve single and married Marines and Sailors, family members, reservists on active duty, civilian Marines, retirees and other active-duty service members.

Disaster and Crisis

M&FPD serves as the focal point of the
command’s response to personal and family needs during natural disasters, mobilization, repatriation (returning to home country), critical incidents and mass casualties. It offers critical incident stress debriefings, individual and family assistance, 24-hour capability, and coordination with local resources.


The MCCS Behavioral Health Office is in Building 129. It is open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Behavioral Health personnel may be reached at 760-577-6533 or DSN 282-6533.

Family Advocacy Program

The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) supports unit and individual readiness by preventing spouse and child abuse when possible and intervening to rehabilitate and support families where abuse has already occurred.

Services include personal prevention education and coordination, command support, crisis intervention, case management, offender rehabilitation, victim advocacy and support, and professional military education. If you need help, call 760-577-6533 or
DSN 282-6533.

You can report suspected domestic violence or child abuse by calling the 24/7 Crisis Support Line at 760-577-6484.

Prevention and Education

Family Advocacy’s Prevention & Education Program provides support on subject matter briefs and awareness and prevention-focused services to the installation and community. Services are designed to improve family and individual functioning and to prevent child abuse and domestic violence. The FAP Prevention & Education Office is located in Building 129 and can be reached by calling 760-577-6533.

Prevention & Education Specialists’ briefs can be specialized based on the command’s availability, requested topics and time allotted. Subject matter briefs and/or classes/awareness campaigns include:

  • Domestic Violence Prevention and
  • Awareness
  • Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness
  • Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness
  • IDC Training
  • Real Colors/Real Stress
  • Married & Loving It! (MALI)
  • 21st Century Anger Management
  • Triple “P” Positive Parenting Program
  • Within My Reach relationship enhancement
Victim Advocacy

Victim Advocacy provides supportive services to individual victim-survivors of spouse abuse and rape and sexual assault. This program advocates for the interests of victim-survivors within the base community and its intervention systems. This program is available to active-duty service members and their family members.

Services include assisting victims in dealing with trauma, advocating for the protection and interests of the victim, assisting victims in developing a safety plan, assisting the victim in advocating for his or her rights, providing military and community information and referrals, and assisting victims in securing information on the status of their cases. If you need information on any of the provided services, call 760-577-6533 or stop by the office. To speak to a Victim Advocate, you can contact the 24/7 hotline number at 760-577-6484.

New Parent Support Program

The New Parent Support Program offers valuable training to soon-to-be parents, new parents or parents of children up to 5 years old. The program offers the following classes and services: parenting skills classes; children’s developmental stages, behavior and discipline; getting to know your newborn; play mornings; Baby Boot Camp Part I & II; infant massage; breastfeeding and lactation support; and specialized training in child safety and potty training. For more information, call New Parent Support at 760-577-6533/6291.

Community Counseling Program

The Community Counseling Program is staffed with licensed clinicians who provide counseling on a variety of topics such as crisis intervention, marriage and family enrichment, grief recovery, traumatic stress disorders, stress management, communication and depression. The program serves active-duty and retired military personnel and their family members.

If you need help or would just like to talk to a counselor, call the Community Counseling Program at 760-577-6533 or DSN 282-6533. Counseling offices are located in Building 129.

For after-hours crisis support from a licensed clinician, please call 760-514-2423. The National Suicide Crisis Hotline is 800-273-8255, and the DSTRESS Hotline is 877-476-7734.

Sexual Assault Prevention And Response Program

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program serves as the single point of contact to facilitate victim support services, promote sexual assault training and awareness, and provide policy and program assistance to commands located aboard MCLB Barstow. The objective of the installation’s SAPR Program is to specifically enhance and improve:

  • Prevention through training and education programs.
  • Treatment and support of victims.
  • System accountability.

Program eligibility is for all active-duty members of the armed forces, their family members over the age of 18 and Reservists. For civilian employees seeking services, immediate crisis SAPR support services will be provided and then they will be connected to appropriate resources and referrals will be provided.

SAPR services offered: 24/7 Sexual Assault Support Line (760-577-6036), DOD Safe Helpline (877-995-5247), victim advocacy support (medical, law and judicial proceedings), counseling and referrals when needed. For more information, contact the SAPR Program Installation SARC at 760-577-6533, or the 24/7 Support Line for Victim Advocacy Services at 760-577-6036.

Substance Abuse Counseling Center

The Substance Abuse Counseling Center (SACC) mission is to provide drug and alcohol counseling services to active-duty service members, retirees and their family members aboard MCLB Barstow. The services offered include training and education intervention, community outreach, suicide prevention/intervention, screening and assessment, treatment and smoking cessation classes. Call 760-577-6533 for information and assistance regarding any of the provided services.

Victim Witness Assistance Program

The Victim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) is designed to ensure victims and witnesses of crime are treated with fairness and dignity and are afforded their rights throughout the criminal justice process — from the first report of a crime through any period of confinement adjudged by a court-martial. To speak to a Victim Witness Liaison Officer (VWLO), call 760-577-6533.

Civilian Employee Assistance Program

The Civilian Employee Assistance Program (CEAP) is contracted through Magellan and Department of the Navy CEAP at, or call HR at 760-577-5835 or 844-DON-CEAP (844-366-2327).


Children and Youth Services

Child Development Center

The Child Development Center’s (CDC) mission is to provide the highest quality developmental care for your children. The CDC program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Located in Building 372, the CDC is open to children of all active-duty military personnel, Department of Defense civilian employees, retired military and DOD contractors. Full-day care, part-day care, and hourly care for children 6 weeks to 5 years old are offered.

CDC’s goals are to develop a positive self-concept, stimulate creativity, encourage curiosity, promote physical development, develop communication skills and develop basic learning skills.

In cooperation with the Department of Agriculture’s Child Care Food Program, the CDC provides meals at no additional cost to all children who are enrolled.

The CDC is open 5:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 760-577-6287 or DSN 282-6287 for more information about services and enrollment.

School Age Care

School Age Care (SAC) is offered for children ages 5 to 11 before and after school, and full-day summer enrichment care is available during the school breaks in Building 64. 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 760-577-6057/6287. The SAC is an affiliate member of the Boys & 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]); and self-actualization (feeling able to learn and develop without comparisons or competition).

The FCC provider will also check the home regularly for safety and comfort, provide nutritious food and adequate rest, establish a daily routine that the child can learn to depend on, provide consistent guidance and discipline to help children develop appropriate social behavior, and provide age-appropriate activities to stimulate a child’s interest in learning and joy in growing.

If you are interested in becoming a Family Child Care provider, call the FCC coordinator at 760-577-6617/6287.

Prevention & Education
Exceptional Family Member Program

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) assists Marines in providing for the needs of their exceptional family member before, during and after relocation required by a change of duty assignment.

An exceptional family member (EFM) is a Marine Corps family member with a condition requiring special medical, medically related, or educational services. If you have an exceptional family member, enrollment in the program is mandatory.

If you have any further questions, please call the EFMP Coordinator at 760-577-5854 or DSN 282-5854.


MCLB Barstow 2018 Personal and Professional Dev


Information and Referral

Information and referral covers a very wide range of topics. The goal is to provide Marines and their family members with the military or civilian information and assistance they need. If the answer can’t be immediately provided, someone will be found who can provide the answer. If you have a question, call 760-577-6582 or DSN 282-6582.

Personal Financial Management

The Financial Fitness office wants to provide everyone aboard MCLB Barstow with enough information about personal finances to improve his or her current financial situation. Here’s a glimpse of how it can help: individual or group instruction on “financial fitness,” developing good financial management skills, preventing financial difficulties before they arise, debt consolidation, check-writing and more. Review the “Financial Fitness, Mission-Ready” interactive CD-ROM at PSD (Building 218); the library, Building 218; and Headquarters Battalion, Building 15. Call 760-577-6149 or DSN 282-6149 to set up an appointment or get more information.

Retired Activities Office

Located in Building 218, the Retired Activities Office is the link between the retiree, local military communities and other government and non-government agencies that provide assistance to retirees.

The Retired Activities Office can assist retirees with matters such as local regulations, entitlements, benefits and privileges. It can also provide referrals to other organizations that assist or support retired military personnel. Contact this office if you have questions about forms, casualty assistance, referrals, internet links, survivor benefits and local retired activities. Call 760-577-6265 or DSN 282-6265 for more information.

Transition Assistance Program

The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is designed to help separating or retiring personnel and their family members make viable plans to move from military life into the civilian workforce. The following services and related lab equipment are provided by the transition counselor: personal career and education appraisal for creation of a resume, career exploration to provide direction in the job search and career goals, assistance with job applications, preparing for the interview, veterans benefits support and assistance. Call the Transition Assistance Program at 760-577-6265 for additional information.

Family Member Employment Assistance Program

The program provides information and referral in the areas of employment, education, training and volunteer opportunities. Experienced personal services representatives work closely with on- and off-base agencies to provide a full range of employment-related services, such as winning your first job, career planning and employer expectations, career portability in the Marine Corps, writing resumes and filling out applications, career options and expertise evolution, matching applicant and employer expectations, developing effective job hunting skills, making the most of automated employment services, and youth employment opportunities.

FMEAP personnel are in Building 129 and may be reached by calling 760-577-6265 or DSN 282-6265.

Education Services
Personal & Professional Development Program

Mission: To assist and guide Marines and their families in the development and attainment of their personal and professional goals during military service and beyond.

Education Services

Education Services provides alternative pathways to aid military members through a successful period of military service and a transition to successful post-military career endeavors. It is not a one-size-fits-all program; it customizes each element to assist Marines and their families in the process.

Library Resources

Library Resources provides a computer lab with six computers with free internet access and three VTC computers for communicating with deployed family members (subject to availability), two computers for language acquisition and three early literacy computer stations. Resources are provided for college, vocations and self-enrichment.

Personal & Professional Development Program is in McTureous Hall, Building 218. For more information on education services, call 760-577-6118. Call 760-577-6395 for Library Resources.

Marine Corps Community Services

MCLB Barstow Community Services MCCS


The Marine Corps Community Services Department is the “Quality of Life” provider for the Marine Corps. Its mission is to invest in Marines for duty, home and self by providing fitness and recreation programs, personal services, training and business activities in direct support of individual and family readiness and retention.


The MCCS Administrative Office is open 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed holidays. Call 760-577-6733 or DSN 282-6733 for additional information. Other phone numbers: site liaison 760-577-6733, secretary 760-577-6733, fax 760-577-6542.

In late 2015, MCCS Barstow consolidated with MCCS Camp Pendleton to form a large overarching organization which serves and supports the active-duty members and their families aboard this installation. This allows MCLB to reach back to Camp Pendleton resources and expand capabilities for our families. Each program and facility falls under Camp Pendleton MCCS.


The Nebo Marine Corps Exchange (MCX) is in Building 319 and is open 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The store offers a variety of items for the convenience of Marines and their families such as clothing, small appliances, electronics, housewares, food and beverages. Call 760-256-8974 for more information.

Gas station hours are 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Gas pumps accept credit card sales 24/7.

The Yermo MCX/Exchange is in Building 596. It is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. During troop rotations, it’s open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Contact the Exchange at 760-577-7782. A third exchange within Production Plant Barstow is open 6 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. daily.


Food Leisure Hospitality Services Division

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The mission of FLHS is to provide authorized patrons with the articles and services necessary for their health, comfort and convenience at reasonable prices. We provide these services through the James L. Day Conference Center, home of the Sugar Loaf Hill Bar, Route 66 Cafe and Oasis Lodging & RV Park, Information Tickets & Tours, Leatherneck Lanes Bowling Center and the Marine Memorial Golf Course.

Profits generated from these business activities are used to provide a supplemental source of funding for Marine Corps Community Services programs to support the Quality of Life Programs for our military families, retirees and civilian Marines.

Food and Hospitality operations are the social centers at MCLB Barstow. They promote well-being, morale and camaraderie during leisure time for all authorized Marine Corps patrons. This is accomplished through food, beverage and entertainment.

The Food Leisure Hospitality Services Operations Manager and Administrative Assistant are located in Building 15 and can be reached at 760-577-6199.

James L. Day Conference Center

The Maj. Gen. James L. Day Conference Center, in Building 38, houses the Sugar Loaf Hill Bar and allows members a place to relax alone or get together with friends. Food and beverages, games and music are some of the things available. The Conference Center can be reserved for special functions by military personnel or civilian Marines.

Route 66 Café

The Route 66 Café provides base personnel a comfortable place to dine. The Route 66 Café (Nebo) is in Building 301 and is open for breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday.

Oasis Lodging & RV Park

The Oasis Lodging & RV Park offers short-term housing accommodations for military members, their families and guests.

The mission of the lodging facility is to provide quality accommodations at a reasonable price. For lodging availability and 24-hour message service, call 760-577-6418. The Lodging Facility office is in Building 185, Room A, and is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Marines Memorial Golf Course

The golf course is on the north side of the railroad tracks, outside of the base fence lines, next to Building T-100. The golf course is open 7 a.m. to a half-hour before dusk Monday through Sunday. Enjoy the great outdoors daily on the nine-hole golf course or use the different tees to turn your game into 18 holes. Golf carts are also available. Many golf tournaments and special events are held. Membership in the Southern California Golf Association is also offered. Learn to play golf with a teaching professional.

Information, Tickets and Tours

Information, Tickets and Tours (ITT) is in the Bowling Center, Building 342. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. ITT sells discounted tickets for local amusement parks such as Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Universal Studios and Calico Ghost Town. Tickets are also available for Medieval Times, Pirate’s Dinner, SeaWorld, Catalina Island, museums, ski lifts, water parks, various harbor tours, fishing trips, group scheduled trips and selected hotels. ITT can get you the best price for your next event or outing. Call 760-577-6541 for additional information.

Leatherneck Lanes Bowling Center

Located in Building 342, the Bowling Center provides economical and convenient bowling on base. Enjoy snacks and beverages while you bowl a game or two. Contact the Bowling Center at 760-577-6264 and find out about private parties and events. It’s open noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. It is closed Monday and Tuesday.

Semper Fit Division

MCLB Barstow Community Services Semper Fit Division


Semper Fit is in Building 44. Hours are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call the Semper Fit director at 760-577-6817; the Health and Fitness director, health promotion coordinator and weight room recreation attendant at 760-577-6898; and assistant Fitness Center manager at 760-577-6812.

The base fitness center has the following services available to keep you in the best physical condition: a weight room, basketball courts, racquetball and tennis courts, field sports (football, soccer and baseball), group exercise programs and aquatics at the Oasis Pool and Water Park.

The Base Gym/Fitness Center hours are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 760-577-6898/6812 to find out about group exercise classes or other classes and events.

Single Marine Program

The Single Marine Program is run by Semper Fit staff and is a valuable and intricate part of military life for the single Marines on MCLB. Call 760-577-5889 for more information on the many excursions, PMEs, scenic trips, sport competitions, and movie and restaurant outings available.

MCLB Wellness Program

The MCLB Wellness Program is open to civilian employees at MCLB Nebo. Civilians are encouraged to discuss with their supervisor their interest to participate in this program. Upon approval from their supervisor, the participants will be able to exercise three hours a week, for a total of three months. Physical activity will be permissible through the use of the base gym, tennis courts, racquetball courts, walking groups and the swimming pool during specified hours.

The Wellness Program is designed to kick start healthy habits and behavior modification and reduce physical and mental stress. The program is an effort to support civilian Marines in being less sedentary, in hopes of decreasing sick days, health problems such as hypertension or high blood cholesterol, back pain and many other ailments. The program is temporary; individuals can take ownership of their health and make it a part of their life permanently by continuing to exercise and lead healthier lives for a better quality of life.


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