Joint Base Lewis-Mc-Chord

Location
Joint Base Lewis-Mc-Chord is a U.S military installation located in the Pacific Northwest region of Washington State and was named in honor of the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition. The joint base is located 9.1 miles south-southwest of  Tacoma under the jurisdiction of the U.S Army Joint Base Garrison.


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History

The consolidation of Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force base began operation as a Joint Base in January 2010.  We are one of 12 new joint bases created by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closing Commission.  The new joint base has 93 years of service history and is the oldest military installation in the Pacific Northwest.  Camp Lewis was established in 1917, The same year the U.S. Air Force became a separate branch of the Armed Forces.

Mission

Joint Base Lewis-McChord is a training and mobilization center for all services and is the only Army power-projection platform west of the Rockies.  Its key geographic location provides rapid access to the deep-water ports of Tacoma, Olympia and Seattle for deploying equipment.  Units can be deployed from JBLM-McChord Field, and individuals and small groups can also use nearby Sea-Tac Airport.  The strategic location of the base provides Air Force units with the ability to conduct combat and humanitarian airlift to any location in the world with the C-17A Globemaster III, the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft in the force.

Population Served

The projected population of JBLM in 2011 is 109,300: 35,000 active duty, 6,000 Reserve and National Guard, 53,800 Family members, and 14,500 civilian and contract employees.

Base Transportation

Pierce Transit offers service to JBLM Madigan Medical Center on bus route 206 and from JBLM-McChord Field on bus route 300 to South Tacoma Way and the Tacoma Mall Transit Center.  For additional information about bus routes, rates, schedules and car/van pools, call (253) 581-8000 or visit www.piercetransit.org.  Taxi services are available in and around JBLM and Lakewood.  Call Ace Taxi, (253) 589-1000 or Fort Lewis Taxi, (253) 582-3000

Sponsorship

To request a sponsor prior to arrival to Joint Base Lewis-McChord email JBLMIMCOMDHRMPDES@us.army.mil.

Temporary Quarters

Families may stay in temporary lodging such as the  Lewis Lodge JBLM-Main while waiting for on post housing or locating housing off post. There are 100 Rooms, 45 with kitchenettes, 5 rooms that are handicap accessible with kitchenette, 5 one bedroom cabins designated as pet facilities. If lodging facilities are full, arrangements can be made by the desk clerk for hotels at a reduced rate. Reservations for PCS and TDY personnel can be made by writing  Lewis Lodge, P.O. Box 33085, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-0085, or call commercial 253-964-0211, 967-2815 or DSN 312-357-5051. For information on rates, contact the  Lewis Lodge. Reservations desk is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for customer convenience. JBLM-McChord Field’s Evergreen Inn reservation and information line call 253-982-5613 or DSN 312-382-5613.

Relocation Assistance

Beginning January 2012 the Joint Base Newcomers’ Orientation will be held on the second and last Tuesday of the month.  The briefing is mandatory and must be attended within 30 days of assignment by Captains, Lieutenants, Warrant Officers Two and below, and E-6 and below.  Spouses, senior officers and senior noncommissioned officers are also encouraged to attend.  Complimentary Lunch and on-site child care are provided.

To reach the Loan Closet, call 253-967-3635 or DSN: 312-357-3635.  FAX: 253-967-3607 or DSN 312-357-3607

Critical Installation Information

If you arrive by commercial airline, information and assistance are available at the USO in the Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport.  Commercial transportation is available from the airport directly to JBLM.  While awaiting transportation, you and your Family may relax in the USO lounge on the second floor.  For shuttle service, go through Door 00 all the way to the end.  Shuttle bus transportation can be obtained directly to JBLM-McChord Field and to JBLM-Lewis Main.  You will have to take a taxi or rental car, if you arrive after midnight.  If you arrive by train, Tacoma is the stop nearest to base.  Taxi and bus services are available from the station to JBLM.  Those traveling by bus can make connections directly to the base.  If you are driving, you should have no trouble finding JBLM.  Interstate 5 goes right by Exit 125 which will take you to JBLM-McChord Field, Main gate, which is open 24 hours a day. (For Air Force Personnel) or Exit 120 will take you to JBLM-Lewis Main, Liberty Gate, which is open 24 hours a day. (For Army Personnel)

Contact Information

Adult Education Centers
Stone Education Center
6242 Colorado Avenue
Bldg 6242
Box 339500 MS20g
Joint Base Lewis-Mcchord , WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-967-7174
Phone (DSN) 312-357-7295

Barracks/Single Service Member Housing
Joint Base Lewis – McChord Reception
2140 Liggett Avenue
Bldg 2140
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-967-7004
Fax 253-966-0634
Fax (DSN) 312-347-0634

Beneficiary Counseling Assistance Coordinators
Tricare
9040 Fitzsimmons Drive
Bldg 9040, MAMC
Box 339500 MS 56
Joint Base Lewis-McChord , WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-968-3348 / 253-968-3491 / 253-968-2720
Phone (DSN) 312-782-3348/3491/2720
Fax 253-968-1328

Child Development Centers
Clarkmoor Child Development Center
2295 Bitar Avenue
Box 339500 MS 20
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-967-2300 / 253-967-7561
Phone (DSN) 312-357-2300/7561

Citizenship and Immigration Services
Relocation Readiness Program (RRP)
2140 Liggett Avenue
Bldg 2140, Room 400
Box 339500 MS 20
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-967-3628 / 253-967-3633 / 253-967-3550
Phone (DSN) 312-357-3628
Fax 253-967-3607
Fax (DSN) 312-357-3607

Civilian Personnel Office
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
2015 Pendleton & N. 4th Street
Bldg 2015
Box 339500 MS 37
Joint Base Lewis-McChord , WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-967-2131 / 253-967-2133
Phone (DSN) 312-357-2131/ 2133

Citizenship and Immigration Services
Relocation Readiness Program (RRP)
2140 Liggett Avenue
Bldg 2140, Room 400
Box 339500 MS 20
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-967-3628 / 253-967-3633 / 253-967-3550
Phone (DSN) 312-357-3628
Fax 253-967-3607
Fax (DSN) 312-357-3607

Commissary/Shoppette
Commissary
5275 Pendleton Road
Bldg 5275
Box 339500 MS 45
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433–9500
Phone 253-966-3141 / 253-966-8475
Phone (DSN) 312-347-8475
Fax (DSN) 312-357-0181

EFMP – Enrollment
Madigan Healthcare System
9040 Fitzsimmons Drive
Bldg 9040
Box 339500 MS 56
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-968-1370 / 253-968-0254
Phone (DSN) 312-782-1370
Fax 253-968-3084

EFMP – Family Support
EFMP Family Support
DFMWR/ACS
ATTN: Waller Hall BLDG 2140 RM 400
Box 339500 MS 20
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-967-9704

Emergency Relief Services
Army Emergency Relief
2140 Liggett Avenue
Bldg 2140 Waller Hall
Box 339500 MS 20
Joint Base Lewis-McChord , WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-967-9852 / 253-967-9812
Phone (DSN) 312-357-9852
Fax (DSN) 312-357-3311

Exchange(s)
Main PX
5280 41st Division Drive
Bldg P5280
Box 339500 MS 46
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-964-3161

Family Advocacy Program
Family Advocacy Program
2013B N. 3rd Street
Box 339500 MS 20
Joint Base Lewis-McChord , WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-967-6618 (Sexual Assault Response Coordinator) / 253-967-5940 (24/7 Hotline) / DSN 312-357-3583 (Sexaual Assault Response Coordinator)
Phone (DSN) 312-357-3583 / 312-347-7233 (24/7 Hotline)
Fax 253-967-5890
Fax (DSN) 312-357-5890

Family Center
Army Community Service
2140 Liggett Avenue
Box 339500 MS 20
Waller Hall, Welcome Center, Room 106
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-967-7166
Phone (DSN) 312-357-7166
Fax 253-967-3311
Fax (DSN) 312-357-3311

Finance Office
9th Finance Battalion/Defense Military Pay Office
2140 Liggett Avenue
Bldg. 2140 Waller Hall
Box 339500 MS 43
Joint Base Lewis-McChord , WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-967-4486 / 253-966-0799 / 253-967-3951
Phone (DSN) 312-357-4486/3951/0799

Hospital/Medical Treatment Facility(s)
Madigan Army Medical Center
9040 Jackson Ave
Bldg 9040
Box 339500 MS 56
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-9500

9040 Jackson Ave
Tacoma, WA 98433-9500

Phone 253-968-1110 / 253-968-1145
Phone (DSN) 312-782-1110
Fax 253-968-3084

Housing Office/Government Housing
Housing Services Office
2150 Liggett Avenue
Bldg 2150
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-967-5165
Phone (DSN) 312-357-5165
Fax 253-967-2955
Fax (DSN) 312-357-2955

ID/CAC Card Processing
ID Card Issuing Facility
2140 Liggett Avenue
Bldg. 2140 Room 101
Box 339500 MS 85
Joint Base Lewis-McChord , WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-967-5065
Phone (DSN) 312-357-5065

Legal Services/JAG
Legal Assistance Office
2027A 8th and Liggett Avenue
Bldg 2027A
Box 339500 MS 69
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-966-7526
Phone (DSN) 312-347-7526

Loan Closet
Loan Closet
2140 Liggett Avenue
Bldg 2140, Waller Hall
Fort Lewis, WA 98433
Phone 253-967-3645 / 253-967-3635
Fax (DSN) 312-357-3607

MWR (Morale Welfare and Recreation)
Morale, Welfare & Recreation
2013 North 3rd Street
Bldg 2013
Box 339500 MS 20
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-967-5200
Phone (DSN) 312-357-5200

New Parent Support Program
Family Advocacy Program
2013B N. 3rd Street
Box 339500 MS 20
Joint Base Lewis-McChord , WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-967-6618 (Sexual Assault Response Coordinator) / 253-967-5940 (24/7 Hotline) / DSN 312-357-3583 (Sexaual Assault Response Coordinator)
Phone (DSN) 312-357-3583 / 312-347-7233 (24/7 Hotline)
Fax 253-967-5890
Fax (DSN) 312-357-5890

Relocation Assistance Program
Relocation Readiness Program (RRP)
2140 Liggett Avenue
Bldg 2140, Room 400
Box 339500 MS 20
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-967-3628 / 253-967-3633 / 253-967-3550
Phone (DSN) 312-357-3628
Fax 253-967-3607
Fax (DSN) 312-357-3607

Retirement Services
Retirement Service Office
2140 Liggett Avenue
Bldg. 2140, Room 102
Box 339500 MS
Joint Base Lewis-McChord , WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-966-5881 / 253-966-5882
Phone (DSN) 312-347-5881/5882
Fax 253-966-5885
Fax (DSN) 312-347-5885

mployment Readiness Program
2166 Liggett Avenue
Bldg 2166
Box 339500 MS 20
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-967-3538
Phone (DSN) 312-357-3538
Fax 253-967-3311

Temporary Lodging/Billeting
Fort Lewis Lodge
2111 Utah Avenue
Bldg 2111
Box 339500 MS 20
Joint Base Lewis-McChord , WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-964-0211
Phone (DSN) 312-357-5051/2815

Transition Assistance Program
Army Career & Alumni Program (ACAP)
2013 North 3rd Street
Bldg 2013B
Box 339500 MS 20
Joint Base Lewis-McChord , WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-967-3258
Phone (DSN) 312-357-3258
Fax 253-967-3311
Fax (DSN) 312-357-4416

Travel Office
Leisure Travel Center
2275 Liggett Avenue
Bldg 2275
Box 339500 MS 20
Joint Base Lewis-McChord , WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-967-3085
Phone (DSN) 312-357-5319

Welcome/Visitors Center
Waller Hall
2140 Liggett Avenue
Bldg 2140
Box 339500 MS 85
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-967-7446
Phone (DSN) 312-357-4873

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC & WIC-O)
WIC
2166 Liggett Avenue
BLDG 2166
Box 339500 MS
Joint Base Lewis-McChord , WA 98433-9500
Phone 253-966-4956
Phone (DSN) 312-357-4772