The Area Access Guide contains information about how to use your Area Access Permit for recreational use of JBLM training areas.
AFFAP is inclusive of all branches of the military community in providing the opportunity to influence the quality of life and standard of living. Through AFFAP, all service members, retirees, spouses, DA civilians and family members have a forum to voice concerns and make recommendations for change. This grassroots process identifies and elevates the most significant quality of life issues impacting the military community to senior leadership for action.
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 lifespaces - the places where they live, work, relax and rest.
Army Continuing Education Services (ACES) provides quality education programs and services to the service members, families, civilians, retirees and veterans of the JBLM community.
Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a private, non-profit organization established to assist Soldiers and their Family members in emergency financial situations due to no fault of their own. Financial assistance is given in the form of an interest-free loan, grant, or combination of the two. Loans are repaid by an allotment.
Better Opportunities for Single Service Members is a program that supports the overall quality of life for single service members.
Visit this page for information about travel camps and cabins operated by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
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.
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 Community Resource Guide lists programs and services available to service members and families, Department of Defense civilian personnel and retirees.
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.
The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation 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. MWR's mission is to provide customers with the same quality of life given to the society they have pledged to defend.
The Directorate of Public Works provides exceptional infrastructure, engineering resources, housing and facility management support and services incorporating sustainable development. DPW’s mission is 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.
Useful links to resources that help service members and families eat healthy and stay fit.
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.
JBLM offers multiple resources for employment opportunities on base.
​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 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 provides 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 Financial Readiness Program provides education, counseling and support services to assist the JBLM community with their personal finances.
The Hawk Career Center on Lewis North is a one-stop shop for service members transitioning from military to civilian life, as well as military spouses and other DOD ID cardholders seeking employment readiness and support services. The facility houses the JBLM SFL-TAP Program, the DPFR Employment Readiness Program, Career Choice Financial Counseling, and information and referral services. Also on site is the WorkSource JBLM office, a partnership of state and local government agencies, colleges and non-profit organizations that offer employment services for job seekers and businesses.
Here at JBLM, the strength of our service members comes from the strength of their families. The installation is committed to providing a strong, supportive environment, conducive to healthy relationships.
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 inprocessed.
The JBLM Passenger Terminal provides space available (space A) flights to different locations throughout the United States and abroad.
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 JBLM customers with sustainable full-spectrum logistics in the areas of transportation, maintenance, and supply and 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.
The Directorate of Emergency Services plans, directs and provides law and order, fire and emergency services, and protection operations in support of JBLM and Yakima Training Center in order to provide a safe and secure environment for the Airmen, Soldiers, civilians, and families that work, live or visit the installations. The directorate is made up of the Provost Marshal Office, Fire Division and Protection Division.
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.
This page contains helpful links for new parents.
JBLM News is your first source for news and information about the joint base.
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.
This page contains resources for JBLM service members and their families who have pets.
The PT guide map shows routes, road closures and off-limits areas.
The Public Affairs Office supports JBLM 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 community outreach.
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.
Chaplains provide comprehensive religious support for the spiritual and moral needs of service members and their families, retirees and authorized civilians.
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.
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.
MWR offers a plethora of recreation opportunities for the JBLM community.
JBLM Sponsorship Program
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 Transition Center is responsible for assisting Soldiers and families who are transitioning from military service.
Transit options on JBLM
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.
Voting information for service members, family members, retirees, and civilians of the JBLM community.
There are six Warrior Restaurants conveniently located throughout the installation. Visit the Warrior Restaurants page for a list of locations and hours of operation.