Fort Irwin - On and Off Base Information

Fort Irwin Housing Information

Fort Irwin (Ft.) Housing and Information:

Location:  As a part of the U.S. Army FORSCOM, Fort Irwin provides realistic joint and combined arms training focused on developing soldiers, leaders, and units of America's Army for success on the 21st century battlefield. Fort Irwin is located approximately 37 miles northeast of Barstow, California midway between Las Vegas, Nevada and Los Angeles, California. The High Mojave Desert's hills and mountains surround the installation. 

Cost of Living: 9% lower than the U.S. average

Area Population:  23,221

Schools:  The Schools located on Fort Irwin are governed by the California Board of Education and are part of the California Public Schools System. The Silver Valley Unified School District is the school district for Fort Irwin Schools. 

The School Liaison Officer
Telephone Number 760-380-6880
Building 109 Room 109
Langford Lake Road
Fort Irwin 92310

Preschool: Colin Powell Preschool accepts children from ages 3 to 4 years old. There are two 3 hour session per day- one AM session one PM session. For more information please call: 760- 386-7940 or visit website.

Housing: On-post housing for most families and some single soldiers is often not immediately available upon arrival. For more information Visit The Villages at Fort Irwin or call 760-386-4663.

Base Location

Inner Loop Street
Fort Irwin, CA 92310