JOINT BASE LEWIS/MCCHORD
Lakewood, WA 98439, USA

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Lewis-McChord Communities

  Welcome to Lewis-McChord Communities where you will enjoy living in one of the Premier Privatized Military Housing Communities in the Pacific Northwest. Lewis-McChord Communities is creating communities that set the standard for development and service to enable families of Joint Base Lewis-McChord to live the American Dream they protect.

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

  Joint Base Lewis-McChord has a subinstallation at Yakima Training Center in eastern Washington. The joint base is 647 square miles with 142 square miles for the main base in western Washington and 505 square miles for the Yakima Training Center. The population of the joint base in FY 2013

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

Housing

  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. The 334 rooms are located near the Base Exchange, Commissary, library, bank,

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)

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

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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

Combat Raider keeps joint-force proficient, ready for battle

By Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson A young pilot dangles dangerously far from the grassy South Dakota tundra, held on by nothing more than a strap, a cable and a medic from the South Dakota National Guard. As the Soldier and Airmen are hoisted up toward the HH-60 Pave
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