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Joint Base Lewis-McChord is in the heart of the Pacific Northwest’s Puget Sound region, in western Washington. JBLM is near the city of Lakewood, 10 minutes from Tacoma, 35 minutes from Seattle and 20 minutes from Olympia, the state capital. JBLM encompasses more than 90,000 acres including the main cantonment area (approximately 10,000 acres) and close-in training ranges (approximately 80,000 acres) in the south Puget Sound region. Although JBLM is a joint base, it is not contiguous. Nearly 8 miles separate Lewis Main and McChord Field.

Both Lewis and McChord are situated in a key location along Interstate 5, allowing easy access to Sea-Tac Airport and the deep-water ports of Tacoma and Seattle. On a clear day, majestic Mount Rainier looms on the horizon, towering over the other peaks of the Cascade Range.

The Yakima Training Center, in the southcentral portion of Washington, is used by JBLM for maneuver and live fire training. It comprises 327,000 acres of land and is bounded on the west by Interstate 82 and the south by the city of Yakima. It is one of the largest areas of shrub-steppe habitat remaining in Washington. Vagabond Army Airfield and Selah Airstrip are at the Yakima Training Center.

JBLM was formally established as one of 12 joint bases worldwide Oct. 1, 2010. The merger of the former Fort Lewis (est. 1917) and McChord Air Force Base (est. 1947) was directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission.

The joint base provides state-of-the-art training and infrastructure, responsive quality-of-life programs, and fully capable mobilization and deployment operations for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. The JBLM commander and staff manage the “city” of JBLM, providing municipal and community services to members of all military services and their families. JBLM strives to maintain a joint service community and culture.

JBLM provides installation support to soldiers and airmen assigned to Army’s I Corps, the Air Force’s 62nd Airlift Wing, and other tenant units and resident commands at JBLM. The JBLM command team is a joint-service effort, with the Army providing a commander and command sergeant major and the Air Force providing a deputy commander and a senior enlisted advisor. The leadership team directs a workforce of Army civilians assigned to the U.S. Army Installation Management Command at JBLM. JBLM’s deputy commander also serves as the 627th Air Base Group commander, whose personnel support JBLM installation requirements and deploy in support of Air Force operations overseas.

Other organizations at JBLM include the Air Force’s 446th Airlift Wing and the Army’s 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command and 7th Infantry Division. For a full list of units and tenant commands at JBLM, visit the base’s website.

Population

JBLM provides world-class installation support to more than 40,000 active, guard and Reserve service members and about 15,000 civilian workers. The base supports 60,000 family members who live on and outside the base, and nearly 30,000 military retirees living within 50 miles.

Economic Impact

JBLM is Pierce County’s largest employer, with about 57,000 full-time employees in 2016, according to the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County. The base is the second-largest employer in the state of Washington. The base has a total economic impact of more than $6 billion, representing 1.8 percent of Washington’s gross domestic product, according to 2010 economic data in the JBLM Joint Land Use study.

History

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Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base began operation as a joint base in January 2010. JBLM was one of 12 joint bases created by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission. JBLM began in 1917 when 70,000 acres of Washington land was acquired by Pierce County and was donated to the federal government to create Camp Lewis. Since that time, JBLM has grown into the largest Army-led joint base in the United States and is the only Army Power Projection Platform west of the Rocky Mountains. The new joint base is also the oldest military installation in the Pacific Northwest.

For extensive histories of Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base, visit the Lewis Army Museum’s website at www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/dptms/museum/history.htm and the McChord Air Museum website at www.mcchordairmuseum.org.

Organizations

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I CORPS

The Army’s I Corps focuses on the Pacific Rim and supports the U.S. Pacific Command’s theater campaign requirements. Through military-to-military engagements, partnership capacity building exercises and security force assistance operations, I Corps provides agile mission command and trained forces to execute the Army’s “prevent, shape and win” strategy.

I Corps participates in numerous Asia-Pacific military-to-military training exercises that include Yama Sakura (Japan), Ulchi Freedom Guardian (South Korea), Talisman Saber (Australia), Balikatan (Philippines), Garuda Shield (Indonesia), Keris Strike (Malaysia), Orient Shield (Japan) and Cobra Gold (Thailand). These exercises strengthen alliances and promote security and stability in the region.

I Corps executes mission command over tailorable, scalable and regionally aligned forces that include the 7th Infantry Division at JBLM; the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; I Corps (Forward) at Camp Zama, Japan; the 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command at JBLM; and the U.S. Army-Alaska brigade combat teams at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Fort Wainwright.

62ND AIRLIFT WING

The Air Force’s 62nd Airlift Wing at McChord Field is part of Air Mobility Command. The wing provides the DOD with fast, flexible and responsive airlift capability. The 62nd Airlift Wing, together with its Reserve associate wing, the 446th Airlift Wing, provides a large part of Air Mobility Command’s global reach airlift capability. The wing’s tasking requirements range from supplying humanitarian airlift relief to victims of disasters to air-dropping troops into the heart of contingency operations in hostile areas.

The wing flies the C-17 Globemaster III — the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. The aircraft is also capable of performing tactical airlift and air-drop missions when required. The C-17 has an unlimited flying range with in-flight refueling, travels at speeds up to approximately 575 miles per hour and has a cargo capacity of 85 tons.

The 62nd Airlift Wing is comprised of:

  • Staff agencies, which support the wing commander, group commanders and the base population.
  • The 62nd Operations Group, which plans and executes air and space power and plans and trains for operational levels of war.
  • The 62nd Maintenance Group, which performs all maintenance on assigned C-17 aircraft.
  • The 62nd Medical Squadron, which provides health care services for military members and eligible beneficiaries at McChord Field.

ARRIVAL

See the Getting To & Around Pierce County chapter on Page 21 for information about local airports, train service and public transportation. The closest commercial flights land SeaTac Airport in Seattle, about 35 miles from the base.

Arrival

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See the Getting To & Around Pierce County chapter on Page 21 for information about local airports, train service and public transportation. The closest commercial flights land SeaTac Airport in Seattle, about 35 miles from the base.

SPONSORSHIP

Contact your sponsor and advise them of your estimated arrival time and flight information if applicable prior to your arrival at JBLM.

Sponsorship is vital to the relocation process. Don’t PCS without talking to your sponsor before departing for JBLM. Your sponsor will answer any questions you have about the base and the local area, make lodging/dorm arrangements and meet you upon arrival. Your sponsor will be there to help you and your family until you are settled into your new community.

If you have not been in touch with a sponsor and your departure is nearing, contact your gaining unit. Incoming Army personnel may also visit www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/dhr/ag/sponsorship.htm for more information.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Cellphone use by the driver of a moving motor vehicle is prohibited on all Department of Defense installations, unless the cellphone is used with a hands-free device.

From the South (Olympia and Portland)

To get to McChord Field and the McChord main gate, take Interstate 5 north toward Seattle. Take Exit 125 for Bridgeport Way/McChord. Turn right onto Bridgeport Way and continue 1 mile. The visitor’s center will be on the island to your left as you approach the gate.

To get to Lewis Main and the Liberty Gate, take Interstate 5 north toward Seattle. Take Exit 120 for JBLM Lewis Main/Lewis North and follow signs for Lewis Main. The visitor’s center will be to your right as you approach the gate.

From the North (Seattle and SeaTac Airport)

To get to McChord Field and the McChord main gate, take Interstate 5 south toward Portland, Oregon. Take Exit 125 for Bridgeport Way/McChord. Turn left onto Bridgeport Way and continue 1 mile. The visitor’s center will be on the island to your left as you approach the gate.

To get to Lewis Main and the Liberty Gate, take Interstate 5 south toward Portland. Take Exit 120 for JBLM Lewis Main/Lewis North and follow signs for Lewis Main. The visitor’s center will be to your right as you approach the gate.

CHECK-IN PROCEDURES
Military Personnel Sections

Lewis Main, Building 2140, Room 201
253-967-9494
McChord Field, Building 100 253-982-9377

www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/dhr/ag/inprocessing.htm

Air Force members who arrive at McChord Field between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday should report to the Customer Service Mall, Military Personnel Section to schedule in-processing appointments. If you arrive during nonduty hours or need assistance, contact the Evergreen Inn at 253-982-5613. There is no base operator to assist in contacting your unit, but there is an automated phone locator available 24/7 at 253-982-1110.

Be sure to wear your duty uniform when in-processing or doing any other official visits at McChord Field agencies. All uniform combinations are authorized for wear throughout the year. You should remove all patches from other commands from your FSUs before wearing them on McChord. Base in-processing is at 7:30 a.m. Monday and Thursday with the finance section on the first floor of Building 100. All members are required to report directly to the finance section to process travel vouchers and receive a briefing. Upon completion of the finance briefing, members will be directed to the Customer Support Office for the remaining briefings as well as completion of the IDA worksheet to be gained in the personnel system. The Customer Support Office will schedule in-processing individuals to attend the mandatory joint Newcomers’ Orientation. Members must have their common access card PIN reset before briefing and be able to log into the McChord computer network.

All incoming soldiers must report to the USAG reception desk in Building 2021. The reception desk is open 24/7 (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and July 4). You can reach the reception desk at 253-967-7004. For in-processing, you should show up on your assigned day in the Army combat uniform with all required paperwork, a notepad and a pen. The In-processing Personnel Section is in Waller Hall, Building 2140, Room 201. The personnel section may be reached at 253-967-9494. The finance section may be reached at 253-967-4453.

Newcomers Orientation Event

Armed Forces Community Service has a Newcomers’ Orientation for active-duty Air Force members and soldiers (all ranks) monthly. The orientation is open to all service members, DOD civilians and adult family members. Spouses are strongly encouraged to attend. The orientation is mandatory for all ranks of military members within 30 days of arriving at JBLM.

The orientation is held at the American Lake Conference Center at Lewis North. Free on-site child care is available with registration at Child, Youth and School Services at 253-966-2977.

For more information, visit www.jblmmwr.com/acs/newcomers.html or call 253-967-3633 or 253-982-2695.

TEMPORARY LODGING

JBLM has four IHG Army Hotels for incoming military members and their families. Each hotel provides safe, comfortable and clean accommodations. Visit the IHG Army Hotels website at www.ihg.com/armyhotels for current room rates and reservations.

Bronson Hall

Lewis, Building 1020 253-964-0211

The historic Bronson Hall is across from Watkins Field. Nearby facilities include the commissary and mini-mall, the McVeigh Sports and Fitness Center, and the Kimbro Pool. The AFC Arena, skating rink, splash park, Leisure Travel Services and Battle Bean Cafe are all less than a mile away. Bowl Arena Lanes and Carey Theater are nearby as well.

Amenities include complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, cable, and sports and movie channels. Pet-friendly accommodations are available. Guests check in at the Rainier Inn & Complex. All rooms are nonsmoking.

Evergreen Inn

McChord, Building 1147 253-982-5613

Evergreen Inn is near the commissary, thrift store, fitness center annex, quarter-mile running track and swimming pool. The Whispering Firs Golf Course, Air Museum, Adventures Unlimited, Club at McChord Field, movie theater and bowling alley are all less than 2 miles away.

Amenities include complimentary breakfast, high-speed internet, shuttle service, a free DVD library, a picnic area and laundry facilities. Pet-friendly accommodations are available. All rooms are nonsmoking.

Hotels at Buildings 423 and 600

McChord, Buildings 423 and 600
253-982-5613

Accommodations at buildings 423 and 600 are near the commissary, thrift store, fitness center annex, quarter-mile running track and swimming pool. The Whispering Firs Golf Course, Air Museum, Adventures Unlimited, Club at McChord Field, movie theater and bowling alley are all less than 2 miles away.

Amenities include complimentary breakfast, free high-speed internet, shuttle service, a free DVD library, a picnic area and laundry facilities. Pet-friendly accommodations are available.

Guests check in at Evergreen Inn. All rooms are nonsmoking.

Rainier Inn & Complex

Lewis, Building 2107 253-964-0211

The Rainier Inn & Complex is just behind corps headquarters. Nearby facilities include the commissary and mini-mall, the McVeigh Sports and Fitness Center, and the Kimbro Pool. The AFC Arena, skating rink, splash park, Leisure Travel Services and Battle Bean Cafe are all less than a mile away. Bowl Arena Lanes and Carey Theater are nearby as well.

Amenities include complimentary breakfast, free wired and wireless high-speed internet, cable, sports and movie channels, a free DVD library, a picnic area and a playground. Pet-friendly accommodations are available. All rooms are nonsmoking.

Getting Settled

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HEALTH CARE

Madigan Army Medical Center
9040 Jackson Ave. 253-968-1110
Appointments 800-404-4506

www.mamc.amedd.army.mil

Madigan Army Medical Center is a 1.2 million-square-foot complex. The facility is composed of four independent but interconnected buildings: the Hospital Tower, the outpatient Medical Mall, the ancillary building and the logistics building. The medical center is a tertiary care center that provides a wide array of medical services, such as general medical and surgical care, patient-centered adult and pediatric primary care, a 24-hour emergency room, specialty clinics, behavioral health and wellness services.

Madigan provides multiple locations for medical care around JBML and in the local community. Locations outside the main medical center include the Madigan Annex, McChord Clinic, Winder Clinic, Okubo Clinic, Warrior Transition Battalion, Puyallup Community Medical Home, South Sound Community Medical Home and Presidio of Monterey U.S. Army Health Clinic. Visit the Madigan Army Medical Center website for more information on hours and services for each location.

Dental care services are provided to active-duty military at several on-base clinics. Family members of active-duty personnel are encouraged to use the TRICARE Dental Program. Information about the TRICARE Dental Program can be obtained by calling 855-638-8371 or visiting www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Dental/TDP.

TRICARE

TRICARE is the health care program for active-duty and retired service members, their families and survivors. TRICARE provides health plans, prescriptions, dental plans and other special health programs to its beneficiaries. TRICARE’s mission is to enhance the Department of Defense and the nation’s security by providing health support for the full range of military operations and sustaining the health of all those entrusted to their care.

TRICARE offers a range of health care plans. TRICARE Prime is the mandatory health care option for active-duty service members. Family members of active-duty service members, retired service members and their families may also use this option. If you use TRICARE Prime, you are assigned a primary care manager at a military or network provider who delivers most of your care. If you need care your PCM cannot provide, you are referred to specialist. Active-duty service members and their families pay nothing out of pocket for this option; however, there is less freedom to choose your own provider. TRICARE Standard and Extra is a fee-for-service plan available to family members of active-duty service members, retired service members and their families. Enrollment is not required — coverage is automatic as long as you are registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System. If you choose to use the Standard or Extra option, simply schedule an appointment with any TRICARE-authorized provider. If you visit a non-network provider, you’re using the Standard option. If you visit a network provider, you’re using the Extra option. Referrals are not required, but you may need prior authorization from your regional contractor for some services. Costs for Standard and Extra vary, but you will pay an annual outpatient deductible as well as a percentage of covered services. TRICARE also offers plans for remote and overseas locations, reserve military members, young adults who are no longer covered under regular TRICARE coverage and other scenarios. TRICARE’s online tools can help you find and compare plans that you are qualified to use.

TRICARE coverage is completely portable so it moves with you when you relocate. Follow these simple steps to ensure you have no break in coverage when you move:

  • Do not cancel your TRICARE Prime enrollment option before you move.
  • Update your personal information in DEERS immediately when you arrive at your new location.
  • Select a new primary care manager.

If you’re already using TRICARE Standard and Extra, moving is easy. When you arrive at your new location, update your personal information in DEERS. Then find TRICARE-authorized providers in your new area. Remember, you may have a new regional contractor and claims filing address.

For a complete description of the different types of coverage programs and regions, visit www.tricare.mil.

HOUSING

Housing Services Office
Lewis Main, Building 5128 253-967-3581

www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/publicworks/sites/housing/hso.aspx

The JBLM Housing Services Office is ready to support you in the transition to your new home and community. Use the resources provided to become familiar with the housing options and support services available to you. When you arrive at JBLM, visit the Housing Services Office to receive invaluable information, counseling and guidance prior to entering into a written lease or rental/sales contract for housing.

Unaccompanied Housing
Lewis Main, Building 2008 253-968-7877

www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/publicworks/Sites/Housing/uphfsbp.aspx

Unaccompanied housing is provided for unaccompanied soldiers E-5 and below and unaccompanied airmen E-4 and below with less than three years of service.

Unaccompanied soldiers E-5 and below are required to in-process with their Unit S1 and then with the appropriate First Sergeant’s Barracks Program unit management office. All new arrivals need to report to the FSBP unit management office before 4 p.m. for room assignment. Unaccompanied airmen E-4 and below with less than three years of service are required to in-process at the Consolidated Dormitory Office at 566 Outer Circle Drive at McChord Field. Visit the unaccompanied housing website for more information.

There are more than 10,000 soldier barracks spaces and more than 600 airmen dormitory spaces on JBLM for unaccompanied soldiers and airmen. Unaccompanied housing facilities have a variety of configurations:

  • Army Historic: Renovated to the 2+0 standard, two service members per bedroom with a shared bathroom and a service area with sink, counter, refrigerator and microwave oven.
  • Army Hammerhead, Rolling Pin and H-Style: Two service members per bedroom, with a refrigerator and microwave oven, and a common area latrine for each floor. E-5 rooms have a private bathroom.
  • Army 2+0 VOLAR: Two service members per bedroom with a shared bathroom and a service area with sink, counter, refrigerator and microwave oven.
  • Army 2+2 ARHOC: Two service members per bedroom in a two-bedroom suite, built around a single shared bathroom and a service area with a refrigerator and microwave oven.
  • Army 1+1: Two service members sharing a suite composed of two private living and sleeping rooms, with walk-in closets, connected by a shared bathroom, and a service area with a washer, dryer, sink, counter, refrigerator and microwave oven.
  • Army 1+1E: Two service members sharing a suite composed of two private living and sleeping rooms, with walk-in closets, connected by a shared bathroom, and a service area with a washer, dryer, sink, counter, refrigerator, and either a stove or cooktop and a microwave oven. It has larger rooms and closets than the original 1+1 configuration.
  • Air Force Dorm: One service member per room with a bathroom shared by no more than one other service member and a service area with a sink, counter, refrigerator and microwave oven.
  • Wounded Warrior: Specially configured to meet the rehabilitative needs of wounded warriors.

JBLM Family Housing
Lewis Main, Building 5128 253-912-2112

http://lincolnmilitary.com/installations/joint-base-lewis-mcchord

At JBLM, military family housing is privatized. In addition to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you may now choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with Lincoln Military Housing, which owns the family housing and is responsible for maintaining, repairing, constructing and managing the community.

For comprehensive information about homes and amenities available in the JBLM privatized housing community, visit the Lewis-McChord Communities website.

MAIL

Lewis Main Post Office

4170 Kaufman Ave. 253-964-8302
www.usps.com
This post office provides general mail services and a 24/7 P.O. Box lobby.

Lewis North Post Office

Building 12324
www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/dhr/asd/mail.htm
This post office operates as a satellite branch of the main office.

Madigan Army Medical Center Post Office

9040 Reid St. 253-968-2052
www.mamc.amedd.army.mil/visitors/dining-shopping.aspx
The Madigan Post Office is on the ground floor of the Hospital Tower in Room G-98-10. It is a near full-service post office that can handle shipping and postage needs but does not offer P.O. boxes or passport services.

McChord Field Post Office

735th Fifth St. 253-982-9208
www.usps.com
This post office provides general mail services and a 24/7 P.O. Box lobby.

PETS

Veterinary Services
McChord Field, Building 768 253-982-3954

The Veterinary Treatment Facility offers routine care services such as wellness exams, sick calls and health certificates to pets of military families. Due to limited resources, most veterinary emergency cases are best served through a full-service civilian veterinary hospital.

Personnel residing on JBLM must register pets with the Veterinary Treatment Facility upon arrival. Military housing allows some pets with certain restrictions. For more information on Lewis-McChord communities’ pet policy, visit www.lincolnmilitary.com/installations/joint-base-lewis-mcchord.

Personnel living off base must have pets licensed by the respective city where they reside. Washington state and local areas have specific rules governing potentially dangerous pets. Check the animal control department where you plan to reside for current rules and regulations.

RELIGIOUS GUIDANCE

Evergreen Chapel

Lewis Main, Building 03238
253-967-7186/7187

Lewis Main Chapel

Lewis Main, Building 2001
253-967-3816/4646

Lewis North Chapel

Lewis North, Building 11621
253-966-5959/967-4849

McChord Field Chapel 1

McChord Field, 180 Col. Joe Jackson Blvd.
253-982-5556

McChord Field Chapel 2

McChord Field, 181 Col. Joe Jackson Blvd.
253-982-5556

McChord Field Chapel Support Center

McChord Field, 746 Col. Joe Jackson Blvd.
253-982-5556

Soldier’s Chapel

Lewis Main, Building 3799 253-967-7151

Yakima Chapel

Yakima, Building 222 509-577-3104
www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/chapel

JBLM has one of the largest religious support organizations in the Army, with almost 95 unit ministry teams stationed at Lewis Main, Lewis North and McChord Field. The chaplain staff oversees and operates the chapels and performs or provides a variety of religious services for the soldiers and airmen at JBLM. There are liturgical, traditional, gospel and contemporary services, as well as Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and Wiccan services. Other programs and services include religious education, Bible studies, youth groups, pastoral counseling, marriage workshops and more. For service times and locations, visit the chaplain website.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION

Personnel assigned to, or employed on, JBLM are required to register their privately owned vehicles with the Directorate of Emergency Vehicles. However, DOD decals are not required to be displayed on the vehicle for access to JBLM. Decals are issued upon request. To register your vehicle, you will need your vehicle registration, driver’s license, insurance card and an emission test certificate for non-exempt vehicles. For more information, call 253-967-1914 or visit www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/des/le_veh_registration.htm.

All privately owned vehicles on base must be insured, and a current license plate is required. Washington state traffic laws apply on base; see the Getting To & Around Pierce County chapter on Page 21 for more information. All vehicles entering or leaving base are subject to search.

Please note, a standard Washington state driver’s license or ID card can no longer be used to get a visitor’s pass for access to JBLM or the Yakima Training Center because neither complies with Real ID Act of 2005 requirements. Visitors who need visitor passes for unescorted base access to visit friends, family, museums, the hospital or other locations on either JBLM or Yakima Training Center will need an appropriate ID. Washington state enhanced driver’s licenses and IDs are Real ID Act compliant, so either can be used to prove identity. For more information on Real ID requirements and compliant forms of ID, visit www.co.pierce.wa.us/documentcenter/view/38880.

Serving You

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DINING

For hours of operation, menus and special event information, visit www.jblmmwr.com and click on selections under the “Food & Entertainment” tab.

Battle Bean

Lewis Main, 6242 Colorado Ave.
253-964-8152

Battle Bean Cafe

McChord Field, 100 Jackson Blvd.
253-982-6081

Battle Bean Drive-Thru

Corner of 12th Street and Liggett Avenue

The Bistro BBQ at Russel Landing

Lewis North, 8981 American Lake Ave.
253-964-2813

The Club at McChord Field

McChord Field, Building 700 253-982-5581

Habanero Mexican Grill

(at Whispering Firs Golf Course)
McChord Field, Building 895 253-982-3271

Samuel Adams Brewhouse

Lewis Main,
2400 S. Division St. 253-964-2012

Strike Zone Cafe and 10-Pin Bar

(inside Bowl Arena Lanes)
Lewis Main, 2272 Liggett Ave. 253-967-4661

Strike Zone Snack Bar

McChord Field,
737 Jackson Blvd. 253-982-5372

The Zone

(inside the Warrior Zone)
Lewis North, Building 11592 253-477-5756

EDUCATION

David L. Stone Education Center

Lewis Main, Building 6242 253-967-7174
www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/dhr/eso/historical.htm

The education center provides educational opportunities and counseling services to members assigned to JBLM. The center offers academic and military personnel testing, financial aid information and counseling, education advising, a computer lab, a book store and a coffee shop.

JBLM has one of the largest and most active educational programs in the Army and Air Force. College courses are offered on JBLM both at McChord Field and Lewis Main in cooperation with Brandman University, Central Texas College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Pierce College, Saint Martin’s University and University of Maryland University College. On-base colleges offer certificate, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

FAMILY SUPPORT

Armed Forces Community Service

Lewis Main, 2140 Liggett Ave.
253-967-7166

McChord Field, 552 Barnes Blvd
253-982-2695

Yakima Training Center, Building 271
509-577-3114

www.jblmmwr.com/acs/army_comm_service.html

JBLM Armed Forces Community Service provides numerous programs and resources for all branches of service members (including active-duty, Guard and Reserve members), their families, retirees and DOD civilians. AFCS was created because JBLM is an Army-led joint base with a diverse population; other branches might know this type of organization as Army Community Service or the Airman & Family Readiness Center.

AFCS programs and services span multiple locations on JBLM. Services include community information, counseling, employment readiness, family team-building programs, financial assistance and management, a lending closet of household goods, relocation readiness, sexual harassment and assault response and prevention, substance abuse prevention, survivor outreach and more. For a full list of programs and their locations, visit the AFCS website.

Child Development Centers
Beachwood CDC

Building 8300 253-967-2600

Clarkmoor CDC

Lewis Main, Building 2095 253-967-2300

Hillside CDC

Building 6396 253-477-3125

Madigan CDC

Building 6995 253-967-2800

McChord CDC East

Building 578 253-982-4901

McChord CDC West

Building 580 253-982-4166

Yakima CDC

Building 160 509-577-3037

www.jblmmwr.com/cyss_cdc.html

Affordable quality child care is provided for children from 6 weeks through 12 years of age. Activities are geared toward school readiness and the social, emotional, mental and physical development of children. JBLM child development centers are state-of-the-art facilities accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The centers provide full-day child care, part-day preschool, Strong Beginnings and hourly child care for youth.

Parent Central Services, 253-966-2977, can help parents register for child and youth services like child care. To register for child care services you will need an ID card, Social Security number, proof of child eligibility, a copy of the child’s birth certificate, the child’s immunization records, proof of income, a health assessment for the enrollee, emergency contact information and a completed DD Form 2652. Fees for child care are based on total family income. Hours for the centers and their various programs vary. Visit the website for more information.

Exceptional Family Member Program

Lewis Main
2140 Liggett Ave. 253-967-9704/7166

McChord Field
552 Barnes Blvd. 253-982-2695
www.jblmmwr.com/acs/acs_efmp.html

This program provides special-needs families with information and referral services.

Family Child Care
Building 2013B 253-967-3039
www.jblmmwr.com/cyss_fam_child_care.html

Family Child Care (FCC) providers offer loving, nurturing and professional care in a home setting for children 4 weeks through 12 years of age. Providers offer part-time care, full-time care, before- and after-school care, and extended hours. The program also offers an opportunity for spouses to contribute to the family income while caring for their own children.

FCC providers provide developmentally appropriate learning opportunities. Providers receive the same training and support as the child development centers and School-Age Program employees. FCC providers are well trained, they and their family members undergo a thorough background check and their homes must meet specific requirements related to health, fire prevention, safety and child development programming. Providers must pass a home inspection by FCC; Child, Youth and School Services; and installation representatives. Each provider and their home are certified by the installation.

School Liaison

Lewis Main, Building 2140
253-967-7195/966-3151
www.jblmmwr.com/cyss_school_liaison.html

The school liaison office is the connection between JBLM families and private and public schools. The office provides support to service members during all stages of transition and deployment to ensure children receive every opportunity for quality education.

Youth Services

Cascade School Age Center
Building 2402 253-966-8977

Hillside Youth/Teen Center
Building 6397 253-967-4441

McChord School Age Center
Building 3032 253-982-2203

Lewis North Youth Center
Building 8584 253-966-7166

Youth Sports & Fitness
Building 2295 253-967-2405
www.jblmmwr.com/cyss_school_age.html

JBLM offers a quality before- and after-school program that has been awarded accreditation by the Council on Accreditation. Transportation from all on-base schools is provided. The school-age services program has three locations: Lewis North, the Cascade School Age Center and the McChord School Age Center. The program partners with 4-H, Red Cross and the Boys & Girls Club of America.

Middle school and teen programs on base for youth in sixth grade through high school are available in youth centers on McChord and Lewis. Programs such as Keystone Club, Torch Club, Power Hour, Work Force and Technology Center, which are designed to teach citizenship, values and leadership, are made possible because of partnerships with the Boys & Girls Club of America, 4-H, Red Cross, National Alliance for Youth Sports and Character Counts. Opportunities include before-school programs, open recreation programs, summer and vacation camps for middle school students, outdoor recreation programs, field trips and tours.

Youth sponsorship is also available for incoming students. New students can collaborate with youth sponsors to smooth their transition to their new school.

Visit the website for more information on each center’s hours, which may vary with the school schedule.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

America’s Credit Union

Outside Madigan Army Medical Center, Building 9035 866-968-7128
Lewis Main, Building 2201 866-968-7128
Lewis North, Building 11574 866-968-7128
www.youracu.org

America’s Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative that provides financial services in the JBLM area.

Armed Forces Bank

Fort Lewis Exchange, Building 5280253-964-8646

Lewis, Building 2130 253-964-9266

Lewis North Express, Building 11566 253-964-1725

McChord, 550 Barnes Blvd. 253-581-9272

McChord Exchange, Building 504 253-584-4983

www.afbank.com

Armed Forces Bank provides a variety of credit and retail banking services through a network of branches and ATM locations.

Harborstone Credit Union

McChord Field, Building 532 800-523-3641

www.harborstone.com

Harborstone Credit Union is a community credit union serving King, Pierce and Thurston counties.

LEGAL SERVICES

Legal Assistance

Lewis Main, Building 2027A 253-477-1875
McChord Field, 100 Main St. 253-982-5513

Legal services include assistance with document notarization, powers of attorney, uncontested divorces, stepparent adoptions, landlord-tenant issues, military matters and wills. Services vary at each legal office; call for more information.

LIBRARIES

Book Patch Library
Lewis Main, Building 2109 253-967-5533
www.jblmmwr.com/library_bookpatch.html

Internet, printing and copying services are available. The library has programs for children like story time yoga, a girls club, reading programs and sensory story time, which incorporates music, dancing, crafts and other activities that encourage hands-on learning.

Grandstaff Memorial Library
Lewis Main, Building 2109 253-967-5889
www.jblmmwr.com/library_grandstaff.html

Grandstaff Memorial Library has three quiet study rooms; internet access; and copying, printing, scanning and faxing services. Special programs and events are held throughout the year. Visit the library’s website for a calendar of events.

McChord Library
McChord Field, Building 851 253-982-3454
www.jblmmwr.com/library_mcchord.html

McChord Library has four quiet study rooms; a conference room; internet access; and copying, printing, scanning and faxing services. Adult programs feature guest speakers and various activities. Children will enjoy story time and special events throughout the year.

RECREATION

For information about the recreational programs at JBLM, visit Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation online at www.jblmmwr.com. Several facilities are undergoing renovations; visit their websites for up-to-date hours, locations and program availability.

Adventures Unlimited
McChord Field, Building 739
253-982-2206/2303
www.jblmmwr.com/adv_unlimited.html

Adventure Unlimited is a one-stop outdoor recreation headquarters for the rental of trailers and equipment for camping, skiing, snowboarding and boating. Adventures Unlimited is also the place to go for more information on RV storage and the vehicle resale lot.

Aquatics

Keeler Pool
Lewis Main, 9993 Garfield St. 253-967-6652

Kimbro Pool
Lewis Main, 2161 Liggett Ave. 253-967-5026

McChord Outdoor Pool
McChord Field, Building 736 253-982-2807

Shoreline Park
Lewis North, Shoreline Beach Road 253-967-2510

Soldiers Field House Pool
Lewis Main, Building 3236 253-967-5390

Summer Cove
Lewis North, corner of San Antonio Place and New York Avenue no phone
www.jblmmwr.com/aquatics

JBLM has several pools and swimming beaches. For information on indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities, their hours and amenities, visit the aquatics website.

Arts and Crafts Center

McChord Field, Building 1121
253-982-6726
Engraving 253-982-6723
Framing 253-982-6718
www.jblmmwr.com/arts_crafts.html

The Arts and Crafts Center has everything you need to make your life beautiful: custom framing, engraving, embroidery, gifts and more. The center also offers classes in skills like basket weaving, drawing, framing, knitting, painting, sculpture, sewing and more.

Auto Centers

Lewis Main Auto Center
Lewis Main, Building 4043 253-967-3728
www.jblmmwr.com/auto_l.html

McChord Auto Center
McChord Field, Building 1120 253-982-7226
www.jblmmwr.com/auto_m.html

The auto center at Lewis Main has areas and equipment for DIY vehicle maintenance. Professional mechanics are available for information and guidance. Professional services are available in engine analysis, machine work for drums, rotors, and valves and computer wheel balancing.

The auto center at McChord Field also has areas and equipment for DIY vehicle maintenance. The center has 11 workstations, engine hoists, a parts cleaning station, a welding booth, bead blasting, battery chargers, tire mounting and balancing, oil changing canisters, various hand tools and auto detailing equipment. The center’s staff can assist, diagnose or instruct you in the maintenance of your vehicles. Other services include maintenance classes, safety inspections for those interested in buying a used vehicle and free 16-point maintenance inspections for spouses of deployed members.

Bowl Arena Lanes

Lewis Main, Building 2272 253-967-4661
www.jblmmwr.com/bowling_l.html

Bowl Arena Lanes has adult and youth league bowling, a fully stocked pro shop and Xtreme Bowling on Saturday nights. Grab a bite to eat and quench your thirst at the Strike Zone Cafe or 10-Pin Bar. Hours are seasonal; check the website for more information.

Fitness Centers

Jensen Family Health and Fitness Center
Lewis Main, Building 2022 253-967-5975

McChord Fitness Annex
McChord Field, Building 726 253-982-6700

McChord Fitness Center
McChord Field, Building 729 253-982-6707

McVeigh Sports and Fitness Center
Lewis Main, Buildings 2160 and 2161 253-967-5869

Sheridan Sports and Fitness Center
Lewis Main, Building 3759 253-967-7311

Soldiers Field House Sports and Fitness Center
Lewis Main, Building 3236
253-967-4771/5390

Wilson Sports and Fitness Center
Lewis North, Building 11596 253-967-7471
www.jblmmwr.com/fitness.html

JBLM has several fitness facilities. For information on fitness centers, their hours of operation and amenities, visit the fitness website. For information on intramural sports on base, visit www.jblmmwr.com/intramural.

Freedom Park
Lewis Main, behind Building 2275
253-967-4661
www.jblmmwr.com/commons.html

Located behind the Armed Forces Community Arena and Bowl Arena Lanes, Freedom Park has a playground, splash park, skate plaza and picnic area. Hours are seasonal; visit the website for more information.

Golf Courses

Eagles Pride
Lewis Main, Building 1529 253-967-6522

Whispering Firs
McChord Field, Building 895 253-982-2124
www.jblmmwr.com/golf.html

Eagles Pride Golf Course is a treasure of the Pacific Northwest. Nestled in the shadow of magnificent Mount Rainier, it is one of the best courses in western Washington and is open to the general public. The 27-hole championship course features exceptional greens, manicured fairways and forgiving rough with tee boxes designed for all levels of golfers. In the winter, the course converts to an 18-hole configuration. Eagles Pride Golf Course has a driving range and pro shop as well.

Whispering Firs Golf Course is well-manicured with tree-lined fairways, tough rough and small greens. Water hazards come into play on several holes. The 18-hole, par-72 course is open to active-duty personnel, retired military, Reservists, DOD employees working at JBLM, retired DOD civilians and their respective dependents. The course also features a pro shop and Habanero Mexican Grill.

Visit the golf website to book tee times or for more information on hours of operation for the courses and their pro shops and restaurants.

Leisure Travel Services
Lewis Main, 2272 Liggett Ave.
253-967-3085
McChord Field, 737 Jackson Blvd.
www.jblmmwr.com/leisure_travel.html

Find information and get military discount tickets for area attractions, as well as destinations like Disney World and Disneyland.

Movie Theater
Lewis Main, Building 2163 253-967-5976
Movie showtimes 253-967-4329
www.aafes.com/exchange-stores/Movie-Guide/showtimes-JB-Lewis-McChord.htm
Visit the website for more information on current showings.

Nelson Recreation Center
Lewis Main, Building 3168 253-967-2539
www.jblmmwr.com/cc_nelson.html

Relax and unwind at the newly renovated Nelson Recreation Center. The center features a pool room, a gaming and computer room, a theater, TV rooms, a ballroom and a picnic pavilion with tables, a volleyball court and a playground.

Northwest Adventure Center
Lewis North, Building 8050
253-967-8282/7744
www.jblmmwr.com/nw_adventures.html

The Northwest Adventure Center has gear and information on biking, camping, climbing, hiking, kayaking, rafting, skiing and more. The center is also home to the scuba diving center.

Off-Road Vehicle Park

Lewis North, 2 miles past the Skeet Range on 2nd Division Range Road
253-967-6263/7056
www.jblmmwr.com/nw_adv_off_road_vehicle.html

Come and drive your all-terrain vehicle or dirt bike in the off-road vehicle park. The course is a shared training area and therefore may not be available at certain times. Register with Northwest Adventures before entry and use of the park. Hours vary; call for access.

Paintball Inc.

Lewis North, 4535 Flora Road 253-912-8000
www.paintballinc.net

With multiple playing areas, there is plenty of opportunity to make your mark. Play the village and move in for some close-quarter action, storm the bunkers on the hill or live through the suspense of moving through the woods while seeking the opposition. If you like the fast-paced adrenaline world of speedball, try the 20,000-square-foot arena. Move through the air-inflated bunkers on a turf-covered field where mud and rocks are left in the woods. The staging area has plenty of covered tables. Full rental set sets are available if you need gear. Hours are seasonal; visit the website for more information.

Rifle and Pistol Range

Range 15, Building 0015 253-967-9803
www.jblmmwr.com/nw_adv_ranges.html

Range 15 at JBLM is a safe and fun place to perfect your marksmanship. Pistol shooters can take advantage of 10- and 20-yard berms. Rifle shooters can shoot at targets all the way out to 300 yards. Action targets are available upon request starting at 100 yards. Hours are seasonal; check the website for more information.

Russell Landing Marina
Lewis North, Building 8981 253-967-2510
www.jblmmwr.com/nw_adv_russell_marina.html

Rent a boat to enjoy a day on American Lake or rent a pavilion for a unit or family picnic. Moorage and dry storage slips are available if you own a boat. The marina also offers Jet Ski rentals, fishing supplies and refreshments. Hours are seasonal; visit the website for more information.

Skeet and Trap Range
Lewis Main, Building 3969 253-967-7056
www.jblmmwr.com/nw_adv_ranges.html

The skeet and trap range offers six skeet fields, four trap fields with a duck tower, five stand and wobble skeet, monthly sporting clay competitions and skeet competitions.

Sounders Lanes Family Fun Center
McChord Field, Building 737 253-982-5954
www.jblmmwr.com/bowling_m.html

This center has something for everyone: an indoor playground, 12 lanes of bowling and the Laser Maze. The center’s Strike Zone Snack Bar has a full menu of delicious meals and sides. Hours are seasonal; check the website for more information.

Warrior Zone
Lewis North, Building 11592 253-477-5756
www.jblmmwr.com/warrior_zone

Warrior Zone is a 29,000-square-foot, cutting-edge facility that meets the recreational needs of single service members. The facility has video game stations, pool tables, a movie room, high-definition TVs and a heated patio. If you’re hungry, grab a bite to eat at The Zone, which is located inside the Warrior Zone.

SHOPPING

Fort Lewis Commissary
5275 N. 14th St. 253-966-8456
www.commissaries.com

Save your hard-earned dollars when shopping for groceries at the commissary. In-store amenities and specialties include an ATM, a bakery, custom photo cakes, a deli, fresh sandwiches to go, party cakes, plants, rotisserie chicken and sushi.

McChord Field Commissary

577 Lincoln Blvd. 253-982-2103
www.commissaries.com

In-store amenities and specialties at the McChord Field Commissary include an ATM, a bakery, custom photo cakes, a deli, fresh lobster, fresh sandwiches to go, party cakes, plants, rotisserie chicken and sushi.

Lewis Main Exchange
www.shopmyexchange.com

JBLM’s Lewis Main Exchange wants to be your first choice for shopping. It offers a price-match program that guarantees the lowest prices in town. Hours for services outside of the Main Exchange vary, so call or visit the website for detailed information.

Main Exchange

Building 5280 253-964-3161

Food Court

Anthony’s Pizza 253-964-4430
Auntie Anne’s 253-212-2094
Charley’s Grilled Subs 253-964-4430
Manchu Wok 253-964-4430
Subway 253-964-4430
Sushi & Teriyaki 253-964-9265
Taco John’s 253-964-4430

Services

Armed Forces Bank 253-964-8646
Barbershop 253-964-1511
GNC 253-912-8402
Mobile Center 253-964-0513
Optical Center 253-964-3753
Petals and Blooms Flower Shop 253-964-3704
Stylique Salon 253-964-3252

Lewis North Area Retail, Food and Services

Building 11566

Barbershop 253-964-2778
Burger King 253-964-7077
Charley’s Grilled Subs 253-964-7077
Lewis North Express with
Gas Station 253-964-3587
Mobile Center 253-964-0283
Sushi and Teriyaki 253-964-8179

Building 11569

GNC 253-964-6824

Building 11574

Domino’s 253-964-3030

Lewis North Dual Foods

Arby’s 253-964-6805
Popeyes 253-964-6932

Building 12690

Express 253-964-6812
Subway 253-964-6949
Liberty Mini Mall

Building 6029

The Cleaners 253-964-5872
Enterprise Rent-A-Car 253-964-1645
Jimmy John’s Sandwiches 253-301-4314
Qdoba Mexican Grill 253-964-2177
Simply Perfect Nail Salon 253-212-2958
Storage Units 253-964-3916

Log Center Outdoor Food Court
Corner of Rainier Drive and C Street
Burger King 253-964-9798
Subway 253-426-1436

Madigan Hospital Retail Storewith Food and Services

Building 9040A
Barbershop 253-968-3403
Einstein Bros. Bagels 253-912-0816
Madigan Hospital Retail Store 253-964-5833
Optical Center 253-964-0258
Petals and Blooms Flower Shop 253-964-5645
Subway 253-912-0816

Mini Mall with Class Six, Military Clothing, Food and Services

Building 2202
Class Six 253-964-4128
GameStop 253-912-0498/0493
Frame and Art Shop 253-964-0451
Military Clothing 253-964-3966
Optometry Care 253-964-4140
Pizza Hut 253-964-0740
Stripes, The Alterations Place 253-964-7618
Subway 253-964-3535
Sushi and Teriyaki 253-912-0814
The UPS Store 253-448-2379

Pendleton Express with Food

Building 3145
Einstein Bros. Bagels 253-964-6130
Express 253-964-4321

Third Brigade Express with Food

Building 3746
Express 253-964-3200
G.I. Java 253-964-6127
Subway 253-964-6137
Sushi and Teriyaki 253-964-1260

Welcome Center (Waller Hall) Restaurants

Building 2140
Subway 253-964-4210
Starbucks 253-964-4210

Other Facilities

Basement Troop Store,Building 2008A 253-964-1217
Burger King, Building 2265 253-964-8998
Domino’s Pizza,Building 3168 253-582-3030
Einstein Bros. Bagels,Building 2130 253-964-9051
Firestone Complete Auto Care,Building 2204 253-964-1090
Liberty Express with Service Station,Building 6308 253-964-5459
Log Center Mini Express,Building 9503 253-964-5955
Madigan Express with Gas Station,Building 9052 253-964-2160
Old Madigan Troop Store,Building 9919 253-964-3663
Stryker Express with Service Station,Building 2407 253-964-5532
Subway, Building 3168 253-964-3422

McChord Main Exchange

www.shopmyexchange.com

JBLM’s McChord Main Exchange wants to be your first choice for shopping. It offers a price-match program that guarantees the lowest prices in town. Hours of operation for services outside of the Main Exchange vary so call or visit t4he website for detailed information.

Main Exchange

Building 504 253-582-3110

Military Clothing 253-584-9308
Mobile Center 253-581-1938

Food Court

Anthony’s Pizza 253-581-5145
Arby’s 253-581-5145
Charley’s Grilled Subs 253-581-5145
Manchu Wok 253-581-5145
Popeyes 253-581-5145
Starbucks 253-581-5145
Sushi and Teriyaki 253-581-5167
Taco John’s 253-581-5145

Services

Barbershop 253-588-2345
The Cleaners 253-584-7038
Firestone Complete Auto Care 253-343-9634
GNC 253-589-3295
Miracle Touch Massage 253-584-9144
Optical Center 253-588-9288
Optometry Care 253-588-1731
Paul Mitchell Salon 253-584-1595
Petals and Blooms Flower Shop 253-584-3135
Simply Perfect Nail Salon 253-589-3998

McChord Express with Class Six and Food

Building 545

Express with Class Six and

Gas Pumps 253-589-4734

McChord Flight Line Troop Store with Food

Building 1182

Troop Store 253-448-2963

Other Facilities

Burger King, Building 510 253-582-1188

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