CLICK HERE to download a sample of the Housing Welcome Packet. EMAIL JBLM HSO to request the most updated version. Inside, you'll find information about: reception, inprocessing, on and off-base housing, BAH rates, temporary lodging, the Joint Personal Property Shipping Office, schools, pets, local communities, maps, FAQs, and more.


Plan My Move

Plan My Move creates a custom checklist for your move, filled with information about the tasks you need to complete and how to complete them. Your checklist is tailored to the unique needs that you or your family have.

Military One Source

Military OneSource can help you manage your move with helpful tips, resources and hands-on information.

Army PCS Move App

The Army PCS Move app is a mobile knowledge-based app designed toenhance the relocation experience for Soldiers, families, and Department of theArmy civilians. Those preparing for a permanent change-of-station move now have access to an organized central hub of information onentitlements, types of moves, how to plan/schedule a move, claims, andimportant moving information related to COVID-19. The app also helps educateusers regarding allowances and responsibilities in the event a claim for lossand/or damage needs to be filed.

Defense Personal Property System

DPS allows you to schedule your move, track your shipment, or file a claim.

PCS Roadmap

Click here to view the summer surge PCS roadmap for a detailed moving checklist.


Reception & Inprocessing

Visit the Inprocessing and Reception page to learn what to expect on upon arrival, including required uniform and documents to bring with you.


Visit the Sponsorship page for information about the inbound/outbound sponsorship program.


Visit the Finance & Financial Readiness page for information about military pay, savings plans, personal finance programs, and emergency financial assistance.

Child Care / Child & Youth Services / Family Child Care

Click here for information about child care, including Child & Youth Services and Family Child Care

ID Cards / Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System

Visit the ID Card/DEERS page for information about enrollment of all eligible DoD beneficiaries in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System and Common Access Card issuance.

Joint Personal Property Shipping Office

The JPPSO 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.

Relocation Readiness & Lending Closet

Relocation Readiness is a comprehensive program designed to assist service members and families with transfers and relocations throughout the tour cycle. Services include workshops, counseling and support, pre-move planning, moving, settling into a new community, and more.

Weapons Registration

Weapons registration is mandatory for all persons residing on base, regardless of branch affiliation. All privately-owned weapons being brought onto JBLM property are also required to be registered.

Washington State recently enacted laws prohibiting certain actions regarding assault weapons and firearms parts, including importation, selling and offering for sale.

• Before you ship, transport or hand carry privately-owned firearms or firearm parts into Washington State, review and/or seek legal advice on whether your weapon is prohibited under Washington State law. Washington State has a list of firearms and firearm parts that are specifically considered assault weapons and may be prohibited from being transported into Washington State, depending on your particular circumstances. A detailed information list can be found here.

• You can obtain legal advice from your outgoing Legal Assistance Office or civilian attorney at your own expense, before your PCS begins.

Off Limits

The Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board maintains a list of areas and establishments designated as off-limits to service members.


The Visitor Information page outlines the proper identification required for visitors to JBLM. Also check out the Gate Information page.


The Pets page contains resources for JBLM service members and their families who have animals.

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Housing Division

The Housing Division provides accompanied and unaccompanied housing options for service members and their family stationed at JBLM.

Housing Services Office

The Housing Services Office supports JBLM service members and their families with off-base housing relocation.

Rental Partnership Program

The Rental Partnership Program helps JBLM single service members and service members with families find affordable, off-base housing.

Lewis-McChord Communities

Privatized family housing on-base is provided by our housing partner, ⚠ Lewis-McChord Communities, powered by Lincoln Military Housing.

Where to Live

When searching for your new home, you will encounter many nongovernment websites. The information on this page is provided by the Military Relocation Center in accordance with Army Regulation (AR) 420-1.


Joint Base Lewis-McChord offers on-base lodging through ⚠ IHG Army Hotels.

Camps & Cabins

Visit this page for information about travel camps and cabins operated by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

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Shopping & Dining


At war and in peacetime, the Exchange provides service members with the services and merchandise they need to make their lives more comfortable. JBLM has two Exchange locations - one on ⚠ Lewis Main and one on ⚠ McChord Field.


The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families. JBLM has two Commissary locations, one on ⚠ Lewis Main and one on ⚠ McChord Field.

Warrior Restaurants

There are six Warrior Restaurants conveniently located throughout the installation. Appropriated Dining Facilities are open to all service components and their family members, retirees, and government employees.

Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse is located on Lewis Main.

Morale, Welfare and Recreation Dining

MWR offers several options for dining on JBLM. Click here for hours, locations and contact information.

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Jobs & Education

Civilian Personnel Advisory Center

The team of human resources professionals at the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center is dedicated to supporting and empowering service members, civilian employees, families, and veterans. More than 330,000 men and women working in every profession imaginable are not active-duty military, but they serve as an integral part of the armed forces team to support the defense of our nation.

Employment Readiness Program

The Employment Readiness Program offers resources to help with your career plan and job search. All DoD ID cardholders, to include: military spouses, retirees, veterans, active-duty service members, DoD civilians, active reserve, National Guard, and wounded warriors are welcome.


USAJOBS connects job seekers with federal employment opportunities across the U.S. and around the world. As the federal government’s official employment site, USAJOBS helps the right people find the right jobs.

Army Continuing Education Services

Army Continuing Education Services provides quality education programs and services to the service members, families, civilians, retirees and veterans in the JBLM community.

School Support Services

School Support Services provides school-aged youth with educational opportunities, resources and information necessary to achieve academic success. A branch of Child & Youth Services, School Support Services features School Liaison Officers, who help schools, installations and families work together for student achievement.

School Districts

For information about schools, districts, home-based instruction, early learning, special education, teacher certification, assessment, school report cards, demographics and many more resources, click ⚠ here.

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There's no shortage of recreation opportunities on JBLM. Visit the MWR website to check out all the options.

Religious Support

Chaplains provide comprehensive religious support for the spiritual and moral needs of service members and their families, retirees and authorized civilians.


The Installation Volunteer Corps provides resources and training to organizations and volunteers to assess, develop and strengthen their volunteer service and/or programs.

Soldier & Family Readiness Group / Key Spouse

Soldier & Family Readiness Groups are command-sponsored programs to help bridge the gap between families and Army units. They promote the commander’s vision throughout the unit’s mission by assisting families in becoming knowledgeable, self-reliant, and prepared to solve problems at the lowest level. The Key Spouse Program is an official Air Force Unit Family Readiness Program designed to enhance readiness, personal/family resiliency, and establish a sense of Air Force community.

Spouses' Club of Lewis-McChord

The ⚠ Spouses' Club of Lewis-McChord is an all ranks club open to members of the JBLM community. Outreach programs support the military community through welfare and scholarships.

JBLM Shuttle Service

Getting around JBLM is a little easier with the JBLM shuttle service. There are four routes to choose from with six, 15-passenger vans that run daily. For more information, visit the shuttle service page.

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Get Connected

Digital Garrison App

Digital Garrison is the U.S. Army's enterprise mobile app that connects users to a full range of installation quality-of-life services from AAFES, MWR, and IMCOM. Search for the free Digital Garrison in app stores now.

Official Social Media

Visit JBLM's official social media on ⚠ Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Flickr.


JBLM News is your first source for news and information. Visit this microsite on CORE for local stories and articles from across the force.

Alert! Mass Warning Notification System

***For military and civilian personnel or other personnel issued a Common Access Card. From a computer with a CAC reader installed, click HERE to sign up for the Alert! Mass Warning Notification System.


Receive alerts about JBLM and Pierce County area emergencies and other critical community information by signing up to receive JBLM Alert notifications.

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