Today's Family and MWR mission is to honor the Soldiers and Airmen who protect our freedom by providing them and their families with the same quality of life given to the society they are pledged to defend. The Family and MWR employees at Joint Base Lewis-McChord are dedicated to providing support and leisure services as outstanding as the people they serve. Family and MWR strives to deliver the highest quality programs and services – from sports, recreation and entertainment to child and youth programs –- to give our Soldiers, Airmen and families a much-needed balance of work and play. To visit the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation page, click here.


Child & Youth Services

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Child & Youth Services programs are designed to foster and develop children's physical, intellectual and socio-emotional capabilities. The goal of the quality child and youth development options is to reduce the conflict between parental responsibilities and unit mission requirements. All services are available to service members and family members at JBLM.


Sports, Fitness & Aquatics

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Family and MWR offers a variety of sports and recreation programs and facilities. Five-star fitness and sports centers make military members and their families truly "fit for freedom" and for life. Fitness classes, cardio workout rooms, pools, saunas, courts and intramural sports are free for eligible members.


Bowling Centers

Bowling is fun for everyone in state-of-the-art family centers. Leagues, family nights, special events, a tasty grill or snack bar and fully-stocked pro shops make bowlers want to come back.





Dining and Entertainment Options

Family and MWR offers a variety of dining options on JBLM to include Habaneros Mexican Grill, McChord Grill, the Strike Zone snack bars in the bowling alleys, two Samuel Adams Brewhouses and Battle Bean Coffees (McChord Field and Stone Eduction Center. Family and MWR operates the American Lake Conference Center and the McChord Club, which can be rented out for military events, weddings, birthday parties and more.

Golf Courses

Family and MWR operates two golf courses: Whispering Firs and Eagles Pride. Eagles Pride is a 27-hole golf course and is open to the public right off of the freeway.

Outdoor Recreation

Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North and McChord Field's Adventures Unlimited provide rentals, including winter equipment (ski/snowboard, winter gear), RVs and camping equipment. Both locations offer retail operations with myriad outdoor brands for apparel, equipment and accessories.


Arts & Crafts

The JBLM Arts & Crafts Center on McChord Field has something for everyone and offers classes in crochet, quilting, art, framing and many more. The center also offers engraving, embroidery and debossing.





Better Opportunities for Single Service Members is a program that supports the overall quality of single service members’ lives. BOSS identifies well-being issues and concerns by recommending improvements through the chain-of-command. BOSS also encourages and assists single service members in identifying and planning for recreational and leisure activities. Additionally, it gives single service members the opportunity to participate in and contribute to their respective communities.

Home-Based Businesses

Home-Based Business (HBB) applications are available to interested Family members at the DFMWR office and advertised & posted prominently on the garrison MWR website. For more information on operating a Home-Based Business on base please visit our page here.