Host Your Next Official Event at the Family Resource Center

The FRC is available for use from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., seven days a week, on a space-available basis. 
Book your reservation online at

Facility Information


There is no charge to use our facility; however, you are responsible for all set-up, onsite management, and clean-up following your event.

The FRC may be used for:

  • Briefings, Trainings, and Workshops
  • SFRG / Key Spouse meetings
  • Promotions, Retirements, and Award Ceremonies
  • Official Unit/Organization Events

For further information on building usage, training programs, or other available resources, please call us at
(253) 967-9496.


The following are available for use with your facility reservation:

  • Free WiFi
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Dishes, Utensils, Cups, and Mugs
  • Pots, Pans, and Servewear
  • Two Rolling Carts
  • Portable Sign Holders
  • Projection Screen with Proxima in the Conference Room. Screen only in the Great Room.
  • Television in the Great Room (with cable)

These items are also available, and require coordination prior to your reservation date:

  • Handicap-Accessible ramp to access the Conference Room
  • Podium with Microphone

Rooms and Floor Plans

Reservations are made for the entire facility, which includes the following areas:

Conference Room

The FRC has a conference room equipped with tables, chairs, and a projector, screen and TV for meetings, with a capacity up to 70. This room is a great location for SFRG or Key Spouse meetings, unit trainings, special ceremonies and more. Additionally, wi-fi is available to stream trainings, etc.

Kitchen and Dining Room

The FRC has a fully-equipped kitchen, suitable for either meetings or unit parties. The kitchen is furnished with pots & pans, dishes, silverware, and cooking utensils. Available for use is a double-oven range, refrigerator, coffee makers, microwave and dishwasher. The dining room can seat 25 people at tables and chairs. The capacity increases to 30 for other uses.

Great Room

The Great Room has a fireplace, comfortable seating and is used as an overflow area.   The fireplace can be a wonderful photograph opportunity (promotions, retirements, etc.). Feel free to contact us for more information.


The FRC is an iconic facility enjoyed throughout the JBLM community. Please respect the privilege of it's use by following the policies outlined below:

Usage Policies

  •  A unit representative must attend a facility walk-through prior to checking out a facility key.
  • For weekend reservations, a key must be checked out by 1500 on the Friday prior to the event.
  • Upstairs areas and behind the front counter are active office spaces and off-limits.
  • The copier and all office products are DHR assets and therefore unavailable to FRC patrons.
  • Doors should be propped open if ventilation is needed. All windows must remain closed.
  • The facility must be properly secured upon leaving. This includes: taking trash and recycling to outside receptacles, turning off fireplace and all lights, returning furniture to its original configuration, and making sure the facility is clean by sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and returning items to their designated storage areas. Cleaning supplies and equipment are provided for your convenience.
  • If the facility is not returned to standard condition, unit representatives will be contacted to return and correct any deficiencies. Incidents of non-compliance may result in a six month loss of building privileges. Substantiated negligence which results in damage to furnishings, equipment, or property loss may lead to unit liability, or liability of the individual responsible for damage/loss.

Cancellation Policy

Users are requested to cancel a reservation through their online reservation confirmation email, so the time slot may be offered to other groups. If the cancellation is within 24 hours of the reservation, call (253)967-9496 for staff assistance.

Prohibited Activities

The following are not permitted inside the FRC or on adjacent grounds:

  • Alcoholic Beverages of any kind
  • Use of Tobacco Products or Vaping - must be at least 50 feet from all entrances
  • Lit Candles (No open flames. Electronic LCD candles are approved.)
  • Throwing garbage, recyclables, or other foreign objects in the gas fireplace
  • Animals or Pets (Service animals ok)
  • Personal Events and Celebrations (weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, etc.)
  • Fundraising - this includes accepting money for drawing opportunities or raffles


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FRC History

The white and green building which houses the FRC was constructed in the Greek Revival Style by the American Red Cross in 1917.

On February 23, 1918, it opened as a recreational facility for convalescing soldiers at Camp Lewis. The cross-shaped building provided a lounge, library, kitchen, and accommodations for relatives.

The renovation of the center was accomplished by the Directorate of Public Works craftsmen with assistance from the Seattle District of the Seattle District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The renovation was completed in April 1996.

Click here for a detailed recount of the FRC history.