JOINT BASE LEWIS/MCCHORD
Lakewood, WA 98439, USA

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Welcome

Welcome to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The joint base, which began opera- tion 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

Arrivals

All active-duty service members are required to in-process through the customer service office located within the Military Personnel Section upon arrival. At that time, your relocation package will be opened and the customer service office will collect your unit personnel records group (if e-records not established yet) as well as

Units

  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 installation through directorates and agencies

Camp Murray

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 property. The Guard

Yakima Training Center

Yakima 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 has vast flat valleys,

Transportation

  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 . The Kitsap Airporter offers daily shuttle service between JBLM and Sea- Tac

Services

  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 among a variety

Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation

  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 outstanding as

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Museums

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

Puget Sound Area

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. Since its early days, people have been drawn to Seattle by its

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JBLM Tax Centers

The JBLM Tax Centers can assist with state and federal income tax filing. The JBLM Main Tax Center is at the intersection of Nevada Avenue and 41st Division Drive, Building T6069, and is open from mid- January through September. The JBLM McChord Field Tax Center is on Col. Joe Jackson

Warhorse' troops support Operation Freedom Sentinel

Story by SSG Samuel Northrup on 04/20/2017 JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. For more than 15 years, the U.S. Army has been fighting in Afghanistan the longest conflict in United States history. Soldiers of C Troop, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, are some of the recent
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