- Joint Base Lewis-McChord is home to I Corps and the 62nd Airlift Wing.


- Originally known as Camp Lewis, Joint Base Lewis-McChord was founded in 1917 and named after Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.


- Created from the consolidation of Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base, Joint Base Lewis-McChord began operations in October 2010.


- The installation is home to approximately 40,000 service members and their families. We provide award-winning programs and support services in all areas, from morale and recreation to education and transition assistance.


- Joint Base Lewis-McChord occupies 627 square miles, 142 square miles in Western Washington and 505 square miles at Yakima Training area in the center of the state.




JBLM LATE NIGHT FIRING: One #JBLM unit will conduct day and nighttime training with demolitions starting 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 18 through 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. The local community can expect to hear increased levels of activity. For questions/comments, click here.


JBLM ALERT SYSTEM:  The JBLM Alert System brings you urgent notifications re: emergencies, road closures, severe weather, utility service interruptions and PSAs from Pierce County and JBLM. It's fast, and it's free. Register up to 10 devices to receive alerts via phone, text message or email. Once your account is created, you can log in to add or remove devices at any time. Ensure you use the interactive map to pinpoint your work site or other location on  Americas Joint Base.


JBLM GARRISON COMMUNITY UPDATE:  Do you know what's happening on JBLM? Attend the JBLM Garrison Community Update the first Wednesday of every month for the latest information. The brief takes place at 9:30 a.m. at Nelson Recreation Center on Lewis Main, or at the Club at McChord Field. For more information, call 253-967-9496. Video from the latest update can be viewed here.


July 10 - Nelson Rec

Aug. 7 - McChord Club
Sept. 11 - Nelson Rec
Oct. 2 - McChord Club
Nov. 6 - Nelson Rec
Dec. 4 - McChord Club


DONSA/FAMILY DAY/HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:  The following are the upcoming scheduled dates for Army’s Day of No Scheduled Activity and Air Force’s Family Days and federal holidays on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.


July 4 - Independence Day
July 5 - Army DONSA and AF Family Day

Aug. 30 - Army DONSA and AF Family Day
Sept. 2 - Labor Day
Nov. 28 - Thanksgiving
Nov. 29 - AF Family Day
Dec. 25 - Christmas Day
Dec. 26 - AF Family Day



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