When searching for your new home, you will encounter many non-Department of Defense websites. The following information is provided by the Military Relocation Center in accordance with Army Regulation (AR) 420-1.

After exploring the market, we encourage you to contact the Housing Division for consultation on your housing selection.

Federal Way is approximately 35 minutes north and between JBLM and Seattle.

Gig Harbor is a quaint seaside town located approximately 35 minutes from JBLM.

Please be aware that the commute to/from Gig Harbor requires crossing the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Tolls are collected from all vehicles crossing the Tacoma Narrows Bridge traveling eastbound from Gig Harbor to Tacoma. For information on the toll rates and how to navigate the toll plaza, click here.

The appearance of hyperlinks to other sites does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army of these websites or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities, such as, military exchanges and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the U.S. Army does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. These links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of housing information at other installations.


Welcome to the Pacific Northwest! As you prepare for your move, the JBLM team stands ready to help you settle into your new home and get to know the area. Inside the Welcome Packet, you'll find information about: reception, inprocessing, on and off-base housing, BAH rates, temporary lodging, the Joint Personal Property Shipping Office, schools, pets, local communities, maps, FAQs, and more.