Gate Operations

Joint Base Lewis-McChord is a controlled access installation. Vehicles with an adult, authorized Department of Defense ID cardholder (18 or older) may enter JBLM through any open gate. Vehicles without an adult, authorized DOD ID cardholder (18 or older) present must report to the Visitor Control Center adjacent to either the JBLM Main Liberty Gate (I-5 exit 120) or McChord Field Main Gate (I-5 exit 125) to receive a Temporary Pass. To do this, you must have a valid driver's license, vehicle registration, proof of insurance and have an adult, authorized DOD sponsor (18 or older) willing to sponsor your base access. Sponsors must be available by phone to complete the pass issuance process.

 

Commercial vehicles visiting the installation should enter through the JBLM Main Logistic Center Gate (I-5 exit 123), or JBLM North Integrity Gate off of DuPont-Steilacoom Road.  When these gates are closed, commercial vehicles process at the Madigan Gate (I-5 exit 122).

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Gate Hours and Locations

GATE

HOURS

LOCATION

 

Lewis Main

Visitor Control Center

5 a.m. to 10 p.m. / 7 days

I-5 Exit 120 to JBLM-Lewis Main

Guard Shack at Liberty Gate processes visitors from 10 p.m.- 5 a.m. daily

 

Lewis Main

Liberty Gate

24 hours / 7 days

I-5 Exit 120 to JBLM-Lewis Main

 

Lewis North

41st Division Gate

24 hours / 7 days

I-5 Exit 120 to JBLM-Lewis North

 

Lewis Main

Logistics Center POV/CVIP

5 a.m. to  6:30 p.m. / Mon.-Fri.

(Closed on weekends and federal holidays)

I-5 Exit 123 – Thorne Lane

When gate is closed use MAMC CVIP

 

Lewis Main

MAMC Gate (Madigan)

24 hours / 7 days

I-5 Exit 122 – Berkeley St.

 

Lewis Main

MAMC (CVIP)

6:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. / Mon.-Fri.

24 hours / Sat.-Sun. and federal holidays

I-5 Exit 122 – Berkeley St.

 

Lewis Main

East Gate

24 hours / 7 days

East Gate Road & 4th Div Drive

Connects to SR 507

 

Lewis Main

Dupont Gate

5 a.m. to 9 p.m. /Mon-Fri

8 a.m. to 9 p.m. / Sat.-Sun. and federal hoildays

I-5 Exit 119

 

Lewis North

D Street Gate (POV)

5 a.m. to 9 p.m. / Mon-Fri

8 a.m. to 9 p.m. / Sat.-Sun. and federal hoildays

Access to JBLM- Lewis North from Dupont-Steilacoom Road

 
       

Lewis Main

Transmission Line Gate (ASP)

5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. / Mon.–Fri.

(Closed on weekends and federal holidays)

Transmission Line Road

 

Lewis Main

RCF Gate

5 a.m. to 8 a.m. / Mon.- Fri.

(inbound only)

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3 p.m. to 7 p.m. / Mon.–Fri.

(outbound only)

(Closed on weekends and federal holidays)

Access JBLM property at Mounts Road, cantonment entrance adjacent RCF

Exit cantonment adjacent to RCF, depart JBLM property at Center Drive leading into Dupont or proceed to Mounts Road

 

Lewis North

Integrity Gate (POV/CVIP)

 

5 a.m. to 7 p.m. / Mon.-Fri.

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CVIP-5am. to 1 pm./Mon-Fri

 

(All Closed on weekends and federal holidays)

Exit 119 from I-5. Follow Dupont Steilacoom Road 1 ½ miles to traffic light at the intersection of Dupont-Steilacoom Road and Wharf Road

When CVIP is closed, use Log Center CVIP.

 

McChord Field Visitor Center

6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. / 7 days

I-5 Exit 125 (Bridgeport Way)

McChord Field Main Gate

24 hours / 7 days

I-5 Exit 125 (Bridgeport Way)

McChord Field Barnes Gate

5 a.m. to 8 p.m. / 7 days

Perimeter Road, approx ½ mile from the Lincoln Boulevard Gate exit of Lewis Main

McChord Field CVIP

Closed until further notice

Perimeter Road approx ¼ mile from the Lincoln Boulevard gate exit of Lewis Main

When McChord CVIP is closed, commercial vehicles process on Lewis Main.

McChord Field Woodbrook Housing Gate

5 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. / Mon.-Fri.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. / Sat.-Sun. and federal holidays

I-5 Exit 124 – Gravelly Lake

McChord Field North Gate

Closed until further notice

112th Street and South Tacoma Way

 

Visitor and commercial vehicles:

If you do not have an ID card listed on the Department of Defense issued ID cards website, you must stop by one of the Visitor Control Centers on JBLM Main or McChord Field to receive a Temporary Pass.

-  JBLM Main Gate (Liberty Gate) -- 253-967-4794

-  McChord Field Main Gate -- 253-982-2588

 

At the VCC, reception clerks will verify that the vehicle driver has a valid license, registration and proof of insurance and that all passengers, 16 and over, have either a driver's license or other form of photo ID. An adult, authorized DOD sponsor (18 or older), willing to sponsor your base access, must be available by phone to complete the pass issuance process. Following a routine background check, visitors will receive a Temporary Pass and instructions allowing them to enter the installation.

 

Don't be intimidated by the access procedures. These security measures are to keep all of JBLM safe. Joint Base Lewis-McChord encourages visitors to visit our historic base, and we want you to feel welcome here.

REAL ID Act

Joint Base Lewis-McChord is in compliance with the REAL ID Act of 2005. This means visitors presenting drivers licenses and identification cards stating “Not Valid For Federal Purposes" or "Federal Limits May Apply” will need to provide supplemental documentation to prove identity (see link below) in order to be issued a temporary installation pass. Acceptable Real ID

If a visitor requesting access does not have REAL ID Act compliant form of identification and cannot provide supplemental identity proofing documents, they must be escorted at all times while on the installation. For the most current information concerning state-by-state compliance with the REAL ID Act, visit https://www.dhs.gov/current-status-states-territories.

All persons requesting unescorted access will continue to be vetted through the National Crime Information Center, prior to being issued a locally produced ID or pass.

Vendor/Visitor/Temporary Passes

Contractors and Vendors

All contractors and vendors requesting a pass for access to JBLM will be required to present an “Installation Contractor / Vendor Pass Request Form” when processing at a Visitor Control Center. The form must be completely filled out when presented at the VCC. There is a portion on the form for the employee (applicant), the employer and the government agent that has oversight of the contract/project that the employee/vendor is working under. Your employer should have a copy of the form they can provide you. If not, click on the below link for a copy of the form.

Click here for the Contractor and Vendor Pass Request Form.

 

Temporary Pass up to 30 days:

Residents expecting guests who will be visiting and require a pass valid for more than one day, are now authorized to call the Visitor Control Center 72 hours in advance and place a request for the visitor to be issued an extended pass. The request should not exceed the required dates needed. Passes may only be issued for a maximum of 90 days. Procedures are:

- Call the Visitor Control Center at 253-967-4794, JBLM Main Gate (Liberty Gate,) or 253-982-2588, McChord Field Main Gate, within 72 hours of your guests' arrival.

- Provide your name and your residence address for confirmation with the installation housing roster.

- Provide the name and date of arrival for your expected guest(s)

- Provide the time-frame that they will be on base (not to exceed 30 days)

- Visitor Control Center personnel will maintain a file of advance requests

- Ensure your guest knows to inform Visitor Control Center personnel that an advance request for a pass has been submitted in their name.

- Guests must submit valid vehicle registration, proof of current vehicle insurance and valid driver’s license to be issued a pass.

 

Pre-vetted Pass:

Passes for group visits (like Scouting, school or other civic groups), may be issued up to seven days before the visit or event. Pre-vetted passes give personnel the opportunity to visit the VCC during off peak customer times. Help us and your event be a success by planning ahead. An adult, authorized DOD sponsor can call 253-967-4794, JBLM Main Gate (Liberty Gate), or 253-982-2588, McChord Field Main Gate, to make arrangements.

Foreign Nationals:
All foreign national visitors are required to process at a Visitor Center for security vetting and to obtain a pass.  Foreign visitors must show current passport showing valid entry stamp prior to receiving a temporary pass.

 

Submitting Personally Identifiable Information (PII):

The Visitor Control Center requires certain PII in order to conduct security background checks. Generally, this information is obtained when you come to the VCC. On occasion, pre-vetting is necessary fo special events or other exceptions. Do not send PII (name, social security number, date of birth, etc.) through unsecured means such as email, text, etc. If you desire to submit documents with PII electronically, you must use the Army's approved Safe Access File Exchange (SAFE) website:

https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/SAFE/Welcome.aspx

 

Good To Know:

All people who operate a motorcycle and/or scooter on JBLM are required to present a valid Motorcycle Safety Foundation card and their CAC card to gate security officers prior to entering the installation. People who operate a motorcycle and/or scooter on JBLM without a valid MSF or CAC card will be denied access to the installation.

Unregistered weapons will not be allowed to enter the installation. Newly assigned service members have 72 hours to register weapons at either the Lewis Main or McChord Field Visitor Control Center.