Welcome Aboard
Welcome message from the Commanding Officer for new joining members to the command.
Video by Cpl. Luis Aguilar
Welcome Aboard MCMWTC Bridgeport 2023
Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center
Sept. 27, 2023 | 5:07
This video acts as a Welcome Aboard presentation to the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, California. The video focuses on the installation, its mission, and the opportunities available on base and surrounding areas. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Luis Aguilar)


Welcome to the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MCMWTC), home to the Marine Corps’ only mountain and cold weather training center in complex terrain. It is my intent that every Marine, Sailor or Civilian stationed here will experience a tour leading to professional growth and personal reward. The MCMWTC has a rich history in training our warfighters in complex terrain and inclement weather, utilizing both formal schools and unit training programs here in the heart of the Eastern Sierras. Our highly skilled instructors pride themselves in their ability to train Marines who can fight and win in rugged mountainous terrain and cold weather conditions. Now, with a Joint National Training Capability, the Training Center is also capable of conducting collaborative training with other organizations.

You are coming aboard at a very exciting time. We are transitioning to meet the needs of the Marine Corps so you will see an increase in training focus and support services for our Marines, Sailors, and their dependents. The MCMWTC’s Marine Corps Family Team Building along with Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) and surrounding civilian communities are dedicated to ensuring the best quality of life for Marines and their family members while stationed at MCMWTC.

In addition to outstanding training and support services, the MCMWTC provides easy access to outdoor recreational activities in nearby locations such as Bridgeport and Lake Tahoe, coupled with what is offered by the increased urban growth of the Carson Valley and Reno Metropolitan Area.  There is much to explore.

Additional information is available by exploring the following links: (MCMWTC):              http://www.29palms.marines.mil/mcmwtc/

(MCCS):       http://www.mccsmwtc.com

Again, welcome aboard, I look forward to serving with you.


Semper Fidelis,


R. D. Storer

Col, U.S. Marine Corps Commanding Officer

Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center



 (1) The MCMWTC conducts advanced individual training as the formal school for Mountain Warfare and Cold Weather Operations, develops warfighting doctrine, supports Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation for specialized equipment, and conducts service level MAGTF integrated exercises in order to facilitate increased Marine Corps readiness.

 (2) As a Service Level Training Installation, the MCMWTC manages facilities, services and support to the operating force, permanent and tenant personnel and their families to ensure the readiness and mission accomplishment of this command.



The MCMWTC is situated on Department of Agriculture Land. We are a co-user with the United States Forest Service (USFS). Authorized users include hunters, fishers, campers, land grazers and other public land users. For more information visit the USFS website

at www.fs.fed.us



All Marine Corps, Navy, and Civilian personnel reporting to Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center during normal working hours will check in with the Administration Section (S-1) located in the center of Building 4048 (adjacent to flag pole). The Administration Section phone numbers are (760) 932-1423/1421. All personnel reporting in after normal working hours will check in with the Command Duty Officer, located in Bldg. 4048 for billeting assistance. The Command Duty Officer phone number is (760) 932-1401.



Lincoln Military Housing: Base quarters are assigned to officer and enlisted personnel according to grade and number of family members. A reporting service member must obtain a copy of their dependency application and a copy of his/her reporting endorsement and fill out DD form 1746 before application for quarters can be made. Housing is currently managed by Lincoln Property Management. For more information about housing visit www.mwtc.usmc.mil under the Community Tab then Housing. Office number is (530) 495-2534; Fax (530) 495-2606.

Single Marine Billeting: Bachelor Enlisted Quarters aboard the Training Center are among the finest found anywhere in the Corps. Located in Bldg. 2002 each room is equipped with a private bath, refrigerator/microwave and currently houses one Marine per room. The BEQ has a well-furnished Single Marine Center that features a variety of entertainment. Please call (760) 932-1504 for additional information.

Community Center: Located in Lincoln military housing has a fitness center, basketball/volleyball court, pool table and air hockey table. An indoor swimming pool is available in housing. In addition to these activities classes and workshops are offered from CPR to college art classes and AWANA is held on Tuesday evenings during the school year.

Storage: MCCS has storage units’ spaces for rent located in housing. Please call (530) 495- 2412 for more information.




Bridgeport is a hub of recreation in the Eastern Sierras. With all the benefits and amenities of a small town, it is known for its fishing, gorgeous lakes and streams, hiking amongst beautiful mountains and stunning fall colors. As the County Seat for Mono County, it boasts the second oldest Courthouse in California operating continuously.


Bodie Victorian Hotel:       (760) 932-7020

Doc & Al’s Resort:             (760) 932-7051

Silver Maple Inn:               (760) 932-7383

Virginia Lakes Resort:       (760) 647-6484

Walker River Lodge:          (760) 932-7021 Willow Springs Motel & RV:                  (760) 932-7725


The capital city of Nevada has a rich history and was founded as a community in 1858 after the famed Christopher “Kit” Carson. There are a myriad of things to do and see in Carson City. See for yourself by clicking this link: http://www.carson-city.nv.us/


Wildlife enthusiasts will discover Canadian Geese to Bald Eagles and several have spotted California’s largest mule deer herd. During the Gold rush, this city was an important stage and freighter stop, known as Centerville. You’ll think you’ve struck gold, with the warmth of people always glad to see you. Lincoln Military Housing is located here.

Meadowcliff Resort:          (888) 333-8132

Sierra Retreat:                  (888) SIERRA-8


Gardnerville is a thriving community in the heart of the beautiful Carson Valley. Its location is ideal for both the nature lover and the more suburban at heart. The splendor of Lake Tahoe is just a short drive to the west and Reno is less than an hour north. Northern Nevada has a healthy economy and Carson Valley is no exception. Housing is plentiful and there are various communities within the area for all income levels. Check for yourself by clicking this link: http://www.gardnerville-nv.gov/

About RENO

Besides providing the airport in the area, Reno is coined as “the biggest little city in the world.” It is located in the southern part of Washoe County, nestled on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in an area called the Truckee Meadows. The Truckee Meadows and surrounding area provide unlimited indoor and outdoor recreational activities. Find out more by clicking this link: www.cityofreno.com


Catching trophy-sized fish isn’t the only thing happening at Topaz Lake. This trailer- boater’s dream destination rests at 5,000 feet altitude. Locals and even visitors abroad will enjoy a fun-filled time in this outdoor lovers’ paradise. Camping, fishing, picnicking, boating, water skiing and gambling are also within a five minute radius.


Adaven Hotel:                (775) 782-6188 Best Western Topaz Lake Inn: (775) 266-4000 Topaz Lodge:       (775) 266-3338

Topaz RV Park:               (530) 495-2357

Westerner Motel:             (775) 782-3602 (in Gardnerville, NV)



If it’s in Mono County, “Walker River Runs Through It!” Walker is situated in the picturesque Antelope Valley. The West Walker River Canyon, stretching 10 miles and designated a Wild and Scenic River (federal), is ranked among the finest in the nation. Lakes and streams keep visitors breathless and families enjoy October’s Fall Festival.


Andruss Motel:                  (877) 495-2216

Toiyabe Motel:                   (877) 333-0059

West Walker Motel:           (530) 495-2263


Transit Quarters

Reservations: DSN 839-1487 or Commercial (760) 932-1487.

Hours Of Operations: 24 Hours/Check-in with Command Duty Office when arriving after regular duty hours (1630) and on weekends/holidays.

Check In/Out: Personnel on TAD Orders may make reservations up to 90 days in advance. Active duty personnel not on orders and military retirees may inquire availability by contacting the billeting office 14 days prior to inquire if space is available. All reservations must be secured with a credit card. Cancellations are required 24 hours prior to their expected arrival.

VIP Quarters (06 and above/ GS-13 and above): $55.00 per night.

Amenities: Bedroom, living room, kitchen, refrigerator/microwave, coffee pot, satellite TV, DSN Phone.

Single room w/kitchen (Any TAD Guest): $50.00 per night.

Amenities: Bedroom, living room, kitchen, refrigerator/microwave, coffee pot, satellite TV, DSN Phone.

Double Occupancy (Any TAD Guest): $45.00 per night.

Amenities: Full size bed, twin size bed, refrigerator/microwave, coffee pot, satellite TV, DSN Phone.

Single Occupancy (Any TAD Guest): $40.00 per night.

Amenities: Full size bed, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, satellite TV, DSN Phone.





The MCMWTC Family Readiness Officer be reached at 760-932-1555 during duty hours. 



Reno/Tahoe International Airport: http://www.renoairport.com/

Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center