The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) is the official charity of the United States Air Force The Society supports the Air Force Mission by providing worldwide emergency financial assistance to Airmen and their eligible Family members, sponsoring educational assistance programs, and offering an array of base community enhancement programs that have a positive impact on the welfare of Airmen and their Families. We’re here to meet immediate needs in an emergency. The Society provides interest-free loans and grants based on the individual situation.
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.
Armed Forces Family Team Building (AFFTB) empowers you, through self-development and leadership skills, basic Army knowledge and specialized training, to maximize your personal and professional potential.
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.
Army PCS Move is a mobile app designed to enhance the relocation experience for Soldiers, families, and Department of the Army Civilians. Those preparing for a PCS move now have access to an organized central hub of information on entitlements, types of moves, how to plan/schedule a move, claims, and important moving information related to COVID-19.
Madigan's Department of Behavioral Health has the largest number of behavioral health providers in the Army and offers comprehensive behavioral health services to all TRICARE eligible beneficiaries.
Visit this page for information about travel camps and cabins operated by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
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.
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 Personnel and Family Readiness – DPFR – is a hybrid organization that combines all programs and services typically found within Directorate of Human Resources (DHR) and Army Community Service (ACS) for the Army and Force Support Squadron (FSS) and Airman and Family Readiness Center (AFRC) for the Air Force. DPFR provides programs, services and are resources for all active-duty military and their families, retirees and DOD civilian employees.
JBLM diverts waste from landfills.The Earthworks mission is to preserve and enhance the environment by composting organic wastes and recycling inorganic construction and demolition debris. Earthworks materials are only available to military units at no cost. Materials are not available to individuals or contractors. All material or disposal requests must be made at least two days in advance for approval and scheduling. Units must provide their own military or GSA vehicles for hauling. Call Earthworks with any questions or to get a Material Request Form: 253-967-3803.
JBLM offers multiple resources for employment opportunities on base.
At war and in peacetime, the Exchange provides Soldiers and Airmen with the services and merchandise they need to make their lives more comfortable.
FAP helps military families recognize and prepare for the unique challenges of their lifestyle.
The Financial Readiness Program provides education, counseling and support services to assist the JBLM community with their personal finances.
This page contains information about gates on JBLM.
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.
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 page is designed to educate and request support in the prevention of illegal dumping on Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Illegal dumping is defined as the improper disposal of waste on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Dumping or abandonment of refuse or materials on Joint Base Lewis-McChord costs the installation and taxpayers in excess of $500,000 per year. The current semiannual clean up program negatively impacts the training of our service members.
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).
There are three libraries located on JBLM: Book Patch Children's Library, Grandstaff Memorial Library, and the McChord Library. Checkout books, DVDs, audiobooks, video games, and more.
Check out MWR's map of JBLM for points of interest on the joint base.
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.
Do you need someone to talk to? Don't hesitate to reach out to the Military & Family Life Counselors. These licensed professionals provide situational, problem-solving consultations anonymously and confidentially. MFLCs now offer telephone and video non-medical counseling in addition to face-to-face non-medical counseling.
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.
JBLM News is your first source for news and information about the joint base.
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.
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.
There are two recycling centers available to all military ID cardholders at 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 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.
The top priority of the the installation safety office is to safeguard and protect service members, their families, civilian employees and Army and Air Force property, as well as to create the safest workplace and living environment possible.
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.
The Transition Center is responsible for assisting Soldiers and families who are transitioning from military service.
This page contains information about the Visitor Control Centers and proper identification required for visitors to JBLM.
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.
Welcome to the Pacific Northwest! As you prepare for your permanent change of station, the team at Joint Base Lewis-McChord stands ready to help you settle into your new home and get to know the area. Inside the Welcome Packet, you'll find information about: on and off-base housing, temporary lodging, counseling and education, arrival information, inprocessing, BAH rates, the Joint Personal Property Shipping Office, schools, pets, local communities, maps, FAQs, and more.