Mountain Warfare Training Center (MWTC)

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MWTC HC83
Bridgeport, CA 93517
1 (760) 932-1401

Established: 1951
Base Type: Marine Corps


About

The Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MCMWTC) was established in 1951 as a Cold Weather Battalion with a mission of providing cold weather training for replacement personnel bound for Korea. After the Korea conflict the name was changed to the Marine Corps Cold Weather Training Center. As a result of its expanded role it was renamed the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in 1963.

Today, thousands of trainees each year from all branches of the U.S. armed forces, as well as from nations such as Britain, Norway, Sweden, Chile, Peru, Israel, Argentina, Netherlands, Kyrgyzstan, Canada, and Germany have completed courses since 2001. Instructors from Mountain Leader courses have also deployed to Afghanistan to train the Afghan army. The MCMWTC is currently staffed with approximately 250 Marines and 50 Civilian-Marines, all permanent personnel. When training units are present, as many as 1,700 personnel are on-board.

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Directions

From Reno/Tahoe Airport
Go west on East Plumb Lane toward Terminal Way. Maneuver to left lane; merge onto US-395/580 south headed toward Carson City.
Exit 57B toward Virginia City/Carson City/S. Lake Tahoe. Upon exiting look for Exit 43 [US-395/580 Business/North Carson Street].
Follow south for approximately 60 miles before reaching intersection of US-108 Sonora Pass and US-395. Turn right at this intersection and stay on US-108 for four miles.

From Twentynine Palms, CA
Take US-62 to Yucca Valley. Turn right onto US-247 [Old Woman’s Spring Road]. Merge onto I-15 [ramp is on the left].
Merge onto US-58 toward Bakersfield. Turn right onto US-395 North. Turn left onto US-108 [Sonora Pass]. Main entrance to MWTC is on your right approximately four miles after the turn.

From Camp Pendleton, CA
Follow I-15 north until US-395. Take 395 north. You will go through various towns.

The last major town before reaching Bridgeport is Bishop, CA. Continue north on US-395, turn left at US-108 and follow this until you reach the front gate


Quick Reference

Base Dialing Instructions:
Commercial Direct Dial.  Dial 932 + 4 digit extension if you already know your party’s direct extension.
DSN: Dial 839 + 4 digit extension (same as commercial extension).
See the base phone roster below for a list of extensions.
Command Chief Contacts:  (760) 932-XXXX
HQ Company 1stSgt – 1404
Administration – 1420
Operations – 1447
Academics – 1418
Unit Training Section – 1405
Joint and Interagency Training – 1456
Community Planning and Liaison Office – 1661
Logistics – 1480 | 1481 |1482
Base Communications Help Desk – 1499
Supply – 1514
Chapel – 1630
Naval Branch Clinic – 1616
Sexual Assault INFO 760-590-2919
Motor Transport – 1574
Facilities Maintenance – 1591
Police Department Operations Officer – 1496
Police Department Physical Security – 1408
Fire Department – 1632
Environmental – 1566
Voting Officer – 1452  vote.bridgeport@usmc.mil

Base Listings

The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.

NameLevel NamePhone
Manager Bachelor Enlisted Quarters 1 (760) 932-1485
JAG - S-1/Administration Legal Services 1 (760) 932-1426
Beauty/Barber Shop Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Base 1 (760) 932-1530
Chapel Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Base 1 (760) 932-1630
Child Care Center Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Base 1 (530) 495-2640
Civilian Personnel Office Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Base 1 (760) 830-7740
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Base 1 (760) 830-6323
Coleville Housing Exchange Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Base 1 (530) 495-2412
Exchange Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Base 1 (760) 932-1525
Family Advocacy Program Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Base 1 (760) 830-6345
Gym Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Base 1 (760) 932-1522
Branch Clinic, Naval Hospital Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Base 1 (760) 932-1617
Traffic Management Office Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Base 1 (760) 830-6345
Lincoln Military Housing Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Base 1 (530) 495-2607
MWR/MCCS Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Base 1 (760) 932-1521
New Parent Support Program Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Base 1 (530) 495-9358
Relocation Assistance Program Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Base 1 (760) 830-6540
Child Care Center Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Base 1 (530) 495-2640
Schools Liaison Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Base 1 (760) 932-1688
Transient Quarters Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Base 1 (760) 932-1487
Unit Transition Counselor Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Base 1 (760) 932-1429
Veterinary Services Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Base 1 (530) 495-2954
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Base 1 (760) 830-4997
Personnel NAF 1 (760) 830-6163
S-1/Administration Personnel Support Office 1 (760) 932-1421
Administration S-1 1 (760) 932-1421