MCCHORD AFB

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Arrivals

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Welcome to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The joint base, which began operation in October 2010 from the consolidation of Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base, is one of 12 new joint bases created by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission. The new joint base continues service with 95 yea...

Units

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The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Headquarters operates the installation on behalf of the warfighting units, Families and extended military community who depend on JBLM for support. With an Army joint base commander and an Air Force deputy joint base commander, the JBLM headquarters supports the installa...

Camp Murray

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The Washington National Guard, headquartered at Camp Murray, Wash., is defined by its state and federal mission. At the call of the governor, the Guard will mobilize and deploy during times of state emergency to augment local jurisdictions and responders in their efforts to protect lives and propert...

Takima Training Center

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Takima Training Center, nine miles north of Yakima, Wash., borders the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range and the banks of the Columbia River. The 327,000-acre training center is high desert, and is covered with sagebrush, volcanic formations, dry gulches and large rock outcroppings. YTC h...

Transportation

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Sea-Tac Airport is the major transport hub for air travelers en route to JBLM. It is located approximately 35 miles north of the military base. To view transportation options between JBLM and Sea-Tac Airport visit http://www.portseattle.org/Sea-Tac/Parking-and-Transportation/ Ground-Transportation. ...

Housing

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Families may stay in temporary lodging such as the JBLM Rainier Inn while waiting for on-base housing or locating housing off base. If lodging facilities are full, a hotel list can be provided by the desk clerk. ...

Services

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The JBLM Shopping Center provides customers the convenience of one-stop shopping. In addition to the main store, the shopping center includes a GNC Supplement Center, Mobile Exchange Center, a Beauty and Barber Shop and an Optical Shop. There are several specialty shops that are frequently rotated a...

Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation

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Today’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation mission is to provide service members and their families the same quality of life given to the society they have pledged to defend. Family and MWR employees at Joint Base Lewis-McChord are dedicated to providing support and leisure services as ...

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Museums

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The mission of the McChord Air Museum is to portray the history of McChord Field, the aircraft woven through that history and the people who made that history part of our heritage. The museum is divided into two sections. The main museum (located at Building 517 on McChord Field) contains an extensi...

Madigan Healthcare System

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Headquartered at Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis- McChord Lewis Main, Madigan is a network of Army medical facilities located throughout Washing...

Puget Sound Area

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An hour north of JBLM lies Washington’s largest city, Seattle. Straddling a narrow strip between freshwater Lake Washington and saltwater Puget Sound, the city is home to more than 602,000 people. It is named after Indian Chief Sealth. ...