The strength of our nation is our armed forces. The strength of our armed forces is our service members. The strength of our service members comes from the strength of their families. Joint Base Lewis-McChord recognizes that the selfless dedication and commitment of our families directly contributes to the readiness of our Soldiers and Airmen. Families are the force behind the force. Here at JBLM, we want you need to know that you'€™re just as valuable as your Soldier or Airman. To express that, JBLM makes a special effort to bring together and make available a large number of resources and benefits. Joint Base Lewis-McChord is committed to our service members and their families, providing a strong, supportive environment that enhances their strength and resilience.


Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation provides military families with unique and exciting events, as well as a variety of support services and programs. 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 strive 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.

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Armed Forces Community Service

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Armed Forces Community Service provides numerous programs and resources for service members (all branches, including active duty, guard and reserve), their families, retirees and Department of Defense civilians. We are an Army-led joint base with a diverse population. To embrace our joint base culture, we created Armed Forces Community Service, which other branches might know as Army Community Service or the Airman & Family Readiness Center. Our programs and services span multiple locations on JBLM. For a complete list of programs, locations and links, please see visit the AFCS page by clicking here.