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    Confused Fort Irwin Anyone?! I'm suffering :/

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    So, I just found out from DF that we'll be moving to Fort Irwin when he gets back from deployment! Which gives me a VERY SHORT time to get my things from home together &get his things from Fort Campbell :/ Does anyone know what it's like out there? I know theres no on base living, that everyone who is stationed there lives in Barstow, Ca? AHHH a little 411 would be greattt






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    To be totally honest, it is in the middle of nowhere. I actually didn't know that there was no on base housing because I could have swore last time I was there I saw housing. Barstow is quite a ways away on a two way road so that'd be interesting if they moved all housing off base. You have Vegas which is about an hour away...so that can be good! I also hear they do a lot of on base activities because of the distance to other places (cites, i.e-Barstow)
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    I've been there a couple of times.. and well I'd take it over Fort Hood anyday! Umm it's in the middle of nowhere, and the base really is quite small. And Barstow really doesn't have much either --- but you are like half way inbetween Los Angeles and Las Vegas so you do have some cool choices for the weekend! I'd be so so so stoked if I was living there lol.

    And as for the housing- most of it is new and it's really quite nice.
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    I am about 4 hours away from there so it's one of the places DB is considering if he reenlists.
    I thought their website had housing though.
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    haha. sorry. but... im from Barstow. there's nothing there. but when your from there you have a blast. theres a few pubs & bars... not too much really, you can drive 3hrs one way & go to vegas or 3the other & to to LA. it's not that bad. it's a town where you would want to raise kids.
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    Barstow is 45mins away from the base & yes on a two way road but if your a good driver theres no problem. the rent out in Barstow is super cheap. it's a very cheap town money wise all around.
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    I'm from Vegas and all Barstow is to me is a Del Taco on the way to LA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs.Ramos View Post
    Barstow is 45mins away from the base & yes on a two way road but if your a good driver theres no problem. the rent out in Barstow is super cheap. it's a very cheap town money wise all around.
    I swear, I have never seen so many crosses on the sides of the roads. The amount of people killed on that stretch is horrifying, but- if your sensible it's fine. Just alot of people aren't- obviously.
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    Del Taco... woot woot. it taste the best there. & nowhere else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Heart My LT View Post
    I'm from Vegas and all Barstow is to me is a Del Taco on the way to LA.
    I went to the Walmart in Barstow on the way from LA to Vegas. Lol that's what I think of when I think of Barstow. I got a coke.
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