If you live in South Puget Sound, you live in the vicinity of JBLM, a 90,000-acre Army and Air Force joint military installation, established in 1917. You may periodically hear noise from routine aircraft and helicopter flights and artillery training. Training generally occurs weekdays, during day and nighttime hours. Weekend training occurs as required.
Every summer, the JBLM Environmental Division conducts prescribed burns at various locations around the base. Prescribed burns reduce the fuel load that can cause devastating wildfires, improve training lands for service members, and enhance fire-dependent habitats. For more information, visit the JBLM Wildland Fire page.
- by mail – JBLM Public Affairs Office, Box 339500 MS 14A, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433
- fax – 253-477-0179
To report possible damage to personal property suspected from training events at or near JBLM, call 253-477-1878 or 253-477-1877 to file a tort claim.
Comments about noise or other disturbances may be directed to the JBLM Garrison Public Affairs hotline at 253-967-0852. To immediately report nuisance smoke, please call 253-912-2049.