Yermo is a town in San Bernardino County, California. It is located 13 miles east of Barstow on Interstate 15, just south of the Calico Mountains. The town has a population of 1,500-2,000 (2009).
The town has a California agriculture inspection station for traffic heading south on Interstate 15. The agriculture inspection station will be moved to the Nevada state line at Primm in 2009.
Yermo is also the site of the 1859 acre (7.5 km2)storage and industrial annex for the Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow.
The ZIP Code is 92398, and the community is inside area code 760. Postal Info: Yermo has a “P.O. Box Only” U.S.P.S. delivery office. There is no street address delivery offered.
The temporary hires, which included vehicle mechanics, painters and helpers, worked their last day Wednesday and will begin out-processing procedures like returning security badges and vehicle passes starting Thursday, said MCLB spokesman Rob Jackson. Their official last day will be Dec. 4, Jackson said.
The layoffs came just one day after President Barack Obama announced a 30,000 troop surge in Afghanistan.
According to MCLB officials, the vehicles they expected to come back needing repair are instead staying overseas.
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