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Fort Irwin, CA

Fort Irwin, CA


Fort Irwin, CA

Discover all there is to know about moving to Fort Irwin

If you’ve been given your orders to move to Fort Irwin, you may be interested in knowing all about your new base and home. Did you already know that Fort Irwin is located in the Mojave Desert in northern San Bernardino County, California? Fort Irwin and the National Training Center (NTC) are a major training area for the military. A unique feature of this area is the presence of mock villages like Medina Wasl and Medina Jabal where you’ll find a variety of buildings resembling mosques, hotels, traffic circles, etc. with Arabic speaking actors portraying villagers, street vendors, and insurgents all utilized to train troops in urban warfare prior to their deployment.

Services provided for soldiers and their families – Fort Irwin

If you’re moving to Fort Irwin, you’ll find it’s a community filled with helpful services to aid soldiers and their family members in every day life because at Fort Irwin, their well-being is of the utmost importance. Fort Irwin offers legal services, chapel services, dental care, the Red Cross, a Commissary, an Army Education Center, medical care, a post newspaper, schools for k-12, veterinary services, and so much more.

If you’re a newcomer to Fort Irwin, know that you’re now part of a team dedicated to providing a venue for transformation where taking care of soldiers, civilians, and family members is the number one priority.

Around Fort Irwin

San Bernardino County covers a fairly large expanse with a basic area of 20,105 square miles that stretches from the San Bernardino Mountains to the Nevada border and the Colorado River. The collective population of this area is roughly 2,035,200. San Bernardino is by far the largest city within the county, and other major cities include, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Barstow, and Victorville.

The City of Barstow is home to the Fort Irwin National Training Center and is centrally located in the western Mojave at the entrance of the Mojave National Preserve. The city offers a variety of ways to play with two golf courses, a bowling alley, tennis courts, ballparks, playgrounds, and more. You can also expect to find great shopping here at the Tanger Outlet Mall. Go back in time at historical sites like Calico Ghost Town, the Old Spanish Trail, Harvey House, and the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex.

The city of San Bernardino is packed full of fun and exciting ways to spend a day off. Throughout the year you can enjoy events and festivals like the Route 66 Rendez-vous, the Berdoo Bikes & Blues Rendezvous, and the Western Regional Little League Championships. The city has no short supply of art or history either with museums like the Robert V. Fullerton Museum of Art and the WBC Legends of Boxing Museum. If you need a day to kick back and relax or a day to seek out physical activity outdoors, take a spin by one of the city’s many parks like Perris Hill Park, the Glen Helen Regional Park, or Blair Park.

Resources to guide you in moving to Fort Irwin

Base Website
Morale, Welfare, and Recreation
Base Guide
Military Relocation

The service center for Fort Irwin, CA is located in Fontana, CA.

Information about Fort Irwin, CA

Est. Population: Unknown
County: San Bernardino
Latitude: 35.2628
Longitude: -116.6944
Zip Codes: 92310
92310