Continuing Education Services provides quality education programs and services to the service members, families, civilians, retirees and veterans of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community.
The Armed Forces Wellness Center helps service members, retirees, their families, and civilian employees build and sustain good health. It empowers them to set their own health goals and achieve them, and addresses lifestyle change in areas that affect both short- and long- term health. AWC services strive to engage people in their "lifespace" - the places where they live, work, relax and rest.
The Casualty Assistance Office provides assistance to next-of-kin of critically injured, ill or deceased service members, retirees, and veterans to include benefits counseling; military funeral honors; and Casualty Assistance / Notification Officer training.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord chaplains provide comprehensive religious support for the spiritual and moral needs of service members and their families, retirees and authorized civilians.
The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center is made up of a team of human resources professionals dedicated to supporting and empowering service members, civilian employees , families and veterans worldwide in an era of persistent conflict. The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center recruits, retains and sustains a high quality volunteer force through innovative and effective enterprise solutions and ensures human resources readiness of the Total Army across the full spectrum of operations.
The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment.
The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Army and Air Force Exchange Service on JBLM operate a variety of commercial dining locations for you and your family to enjoy.
There are six dining facilities conveniently located throughout the installation. Visit the DFAC page for a list of locations and hours of operation.
The Directorate of Emergency Services provides law and order, fire and emergency services and protection operations in support of Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Yakima Training Center. Its main mission is to provide a safe and secure environment for the service members, civilians and families that work, live or visit JBLM.
The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Employee Assistance Program is a voluntary, confidential program that helps employees (including management) work through various life challenges that may adversely affect job performance, health, and personal well-being to optimize an organization's success. Services include assessments, counseling, and referrals for additional services to employees with personal and/or work-related concerns, such as stress, financial issues, legal issues, family problems, office conflicts, and alcohol and substance use disorders.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord offers multiple resources for employment opportunities on base. For information on obtaining employment at JBLM please visit the employment resources page.
​The Enterprise Multimedia Center at JBLM offers multimedia services such as DA photos, sound and presentation support, photography and video support, and graphic design services.
The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program formulates, directs, and sustains a comprehensive effort to maximize human potential to ensure fair treatment for military personnel, family members, and civilians without regard to race, color, gender, religion, or national origin, and provide an environment free of unlawful discrimination and offensive behavior.
At war and in peacetime, the Exchange provides Soldiers and Airmen with the services and merchandise they need to make their lives more comfortable. The Exchange also maintains services and support to family members and troops back home. Service members, retirees and their families have the option to visit the Lewis-Main or the McChord Exchange.
Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, or Family and MWR, provides a source of balance that ensures an environment in which service members and families can thrive, a structure that supports unit readiness in an era of persistent conflict and a foundation for building the future. The Directorate of Family and MWR's mission is to provide service members and their families the same quality of life given to the society they have pledged to defend.
The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Fisher House provides service members and their families a comfortable, nurturing and secure environment while they receive medical care at Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC). The JBLM Fisher House can serve 7 families at one time in house and the rest of eligible families at off site locations for up to 179 days completely free of cost.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a Federal Law that establishes the public's right to request existing records from Federal Government agencies. The FOIA provides for prompt, maximum release of DoD records to the public unless such requested records are specifically exempt from mandatory public disclosure under the FOIA. . The Privacy Act of 1974, establishes a Code of Fair Information Practice that governs the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of personally identifiable information about individuals that is maintained in systems of records by federal agencies.
Important information about the Visitor Control Center (VCC), proper identification needed and operating hours of the gates.
The Housing Division provides accompanied and unaccompanied housing options for service members and their family stationed at JBLM.
The mission of the ID Card/DEERS section is to ensure enrollment of all eligible Department of Defense beneficiaries in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System and to provide Common Access Card issuance to service members, retirees and their family members as well as to federal civilian employees and contract employees.
This office performs 24 hour direct support for all incoming personnel to ensure they are in-processed.
Get alerted about Joint Base Lewis-McChord emergencies and other important community news by signing up for JBLM Alerts. This system enables JBLM to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods on base.
The JBLM Passenger Terminal provides space available (space A) flights to different locations throughout the United States and abroad.
Standards are the engine of discipline and essential to success on the battlefield. The primary goal of the JBLM Standards Book is to guide and reinforce the high standards of conduct and appearance of all service members at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in order to build and communicate professional habits, confident leaders, and a highly disciplined joint fighting force.
The Joint Personal Property Shipping Office Northwest provides traffic management services related to personal property/household goods shipments initiated by service members or DOD civilians through an online system called the Defense Personal Property System.
The legal office provides legal services to service members and their families to include claims, legal assistance, tax preparation, magistrate issues (including tickets), military justice, and administrative, civil, or labor law (including investigating officer appointments).
The Logistics Readiness Center provides the customers of Joint Base Lewis-McChord with sustainable full spectrum logistics in the areas of Transportation, Maintenance, and Supply and Services.
Located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Madigan Army Medical Center comprises a network of Army medical facilities located in Washington and California that serve more than 100,000 active duty service members, their families and retirees. Since its opening in 1944 as a temporary hospital for war wounded, Madigan has grown into a tertiary care medical center providing a wide array of medical services, such as general medical and surgical care, patient-centered adult and pediatric primary care, a 24-hour emergency room, specialty clinics, behavioral health and wellness services.
The McChord Health and Wellness Center provides classes in nutrition, fitness and tobacco cessation for active duty personnel, family members, National Guard, reservists, retired military personnel and DOD civilians.
The various agencies within the Military Personnel Services are responsible for providing installation level personnel services to military personnel within Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord provides this motorcycle safety training under the Installation Management Command’s Army Traffic Safety Training Program contract. Course attendance is limited to active duty, reserve and guard service members (on orders), and DoD civilian employees whose job description requires motorcycle operation.
To report noise, smoke, low-flying aircraft, or other disturbance caused by military activity visit the noise and public disturbances page.
The Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board maintains a list of areas and establishments designated as off-limits to service members. Establishment of off-limits areas is a function of command, used maintain good order and discipline, health, morale, safety and welfare of service personnel.
Outprocessing and Central Clearance for PCSing, ETSing, and retiring Soldiers
This page contains information on how to obtain a government-issued no fee passport.
The PT guide map has been created to reflect PT routes, road closures and PT off-limits areas.
The Public Affairs Office supports Joint Base Lewis-McChord by communicating on behalf of the installation and its leadership - providing clear, accurate, timely information to internal and external audiences. We employ a variety of communication strategies - including internal news and information products, media engagement and public outreach.
The Directorate of Public Works at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is a Department of Defense leader in providing exceptional infrastructure, engineering resources, housing and facility management support and services incorporating sustainable development. It's DPW’s mission to ensure the long-term viability of JBLM's ability to support the military commanders and joint base community, advancing environmental stewardship, community relations and quality of life.
The Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works mission is to protect and enhance the JBLM environment through education, leadership and stewardship. The Environmental Division implements programs to ensure compliance with multiple environmental laws as well as clean-up of past contamination, management of current environmental hazards, pollution prevention, and conservation of natural resources.
The JBLM Reassignment Processing Center handles Permanent Change of Station assignment processing for all Soldiers within the JBLM area of support. Central Clearance assists soldiers with all out-processing procedures which includes PCS, ETS, retirements and separations.
The Retirement Service Office provides quality service regarding benefits, entitlements, information and referral to retirees, their families as well as active-duty Soldiers and their families preparing for retirement.
Visit this page for details on how to submit a service or work order to the Department of Public Works (DPW).
The Soldier Readiness Processing Center ensures all Soldiers are validated for deployments in support of world-wide operations and provides full-service redeployment/reintegration support to all service members returning from overseas deployments.
JBLM Sponsorship Program
The Joint Base Lewis-McChord tax center provides free tax services to service members, their families and retirees.
GO Lewis-McChord, the on base transit system, brings you multiple ways to get around, whether that’s commuting to work or traveling across base. Options include the GO Transit on-base shuttle system, the GO Bike free bike rental system and the GO Rideshare alternate commute program.
The Transition Center is responsible for assisting Soldiers and families who are transitioning from military service.
Weapon registration is mandatory for all persons residing on Joint Base Lewis-McChord regardless of branch affiliation. All privately owned weapons being brought onto Joint Base Lewis-McChord property are also required to be registered.
The voting assistance office assists with voter information and registration and ensures all personnel have the resources, time and ability to participate in their civic duty. All service members, family members, retirees, and civilians of the JBLM community have access to the installation voting office.