JOINT BASE LEWIS/MCCHORD


Headquarters, Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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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 installation through directorates and agencies that provide a full range of city services and quality-of-life functions — everything from facilities maintenance, recreation and family programs to training support and emergency services.

The major organizations that make up the bulk of the Joint Base Headquarters include the Directorates of Public Works; Logistics; Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; Human Resources; Emergency Services; and Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security. Additional staff offices that support the installation mission include the Joint Base Public Affairs Office, the Religious Support Office, the Resource Management Office, the Equal Employment Opportunity Office, the Installation Safety Office and the Plans, Analysis and Integration Office. Other partners who work closely with the Joint Base Headquarters include the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center, the Mission and Installation Contracting Command and the Joint Personal Property Shipping Office-Northwest.

The Yakima Training Center is a major sub-installation of JBLM and provides a full range of training lands and ranges to active and Reserve component units. Encompassing more than 327,000 acres, YTC is a world-class facility where units can prepare for any mission they may be called upon to perform.

Three military units support the Joint Base Headquarters: the 1st Joint Mobilization Brigade, which provides command and control and host unit support to mobilizing, deploying and demobilizing reserve component units from all military services; the 627th Air Base Group, which provides command and control and administrative oversight to the Airmen who perform installation support duties on behalf of the JBLM headquarters; and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, which provides administrative oversight to the Army personnel in the JBLM headquarters and supports newly arrived Soldiers during their in-processing period.

The joint base commander’s vision for the JBLM headquarters is to provide worldclass support to mission commanders and the joint base community, to serve as an enabler to our warfighters as they train and project America’s combat power, and to make JBLM the duty station of choice for our nation’s warfighters and their families.


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