- 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.




LATE-NIGHT TRAINING: Two JBLM units will conduct day and nighttime training with artillery and demolitions starting 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 26. For questions/noise complaints, click here.


WEATHER CONDITIONS: Inclement weather with ice and snow may happen any day. This region is subject to freezing fog and black ice any morning now-April. Commuters should always slow down and drive for the conditions. If JBLM road conditions deteriorate, or if there is an early release or late arrival due to bad weather, JBLM will alert service members, family members and civilian employees via this homepage and:


-  JBLM Ops Center Road Conditions

-  JBLM Ops Center recording. Call 253-967-1733 for updated information.

-  JBLM Facebook

- JBLM Twitter

-  News Media: TV - KOMO 4, KING 5, KIRO 7, KCPQ 13. Radio - KIRO News Radio 97.3 FM, KOMO News Radio 97.7 FM


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.


May 1 - Nelson Rec

June 5 - McChord Club

July 10 - Nelson Rec




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.


May 24 - Army DONSA and AF Family Day
May 27 - Memorial Day

June 14 - Army DONSA

June 24 - Projected Army DONSA

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



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