JB Lewis-McChord

Base Name:   Joint Base Lewis McChord 

Base City:  Lakewood, WA

Base Operator Phone Number: 253-967-1110 or 253-982-1110

 

Family Readiness Center/Fleet & Family Services:

-          Address:   Bldg. 552, off Barnes Blvd., JBLM, McChord Field

-          Phone Number: 253-982-2695

-          Website: http://www.jblmmwr.com/acs/airman_family.html

 

Cost of Living:

-          BAH/OHA: starting at $ 1068 for E-1 without dependents and $ 1374  for E-1 with dependents


Housing:

-          Housing Office:

o   Amount of on base houses available:   3,801

o   Phone Number: (253)912-2150

o   Address:    5128 Pendleton Ave., Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433 or 3209 Maple St. S.W., Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA 98489

o   Website: http://jblmc.com

o   Off-base/privatized housing

-          AHRN:   http://www.ahrn.com/fortlewis.php

 

Lodging: IHG Army Hotels Rainier Inn & Complex (Lewis)

o   Address:  Building 2107, Utah Street  Joint Base Lewis-Mcchord,  Washington  98433

o   Phone Number:  1-253-964-0211

o   Website:  http://www.ihg.com/armyhotels/hotels/us/en/reservation

 

Schools/Daycare:

-          Child Development Center

o   Main Parent Central Services

§  Address:  2295 Bitar Ave. at Lewis Main or 578 Lincoln Blvd. at McChord Field

§  Phone Number:  253-966-CYSS

§  Website: http://www.jblmmwr.com/cyss_cdc.html

-          Military Certified Providers off-base? yes, more info: 253-966-2977

 

School: Clover Park School District, 10903 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW, Lakewood, 253-583-5000, http://www.cloverpark.k12.wa.us/default.aspx

-          Elementary:  too many to list 

 

-          Middle:  too many to list 

 

-          High School: too many to list 

 

Medical Services:

-          Tricare region (West, Central, North, South): west

-          Address:  Madigan Army Medical Center, (MAMC) Fort Lewis,
9040 Jackson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98431

-          Phone Number:  253-968-1110

o   Apt Line: (800)404-4506

o   Info: 253-968-1110

-          Tricare: (800)404-4506

-          Website: http://www.mamc.amedd.army.mil

-          Hospital on base (or clinics only): both

 

McChord Field Medical Clinic tel:(253)982-5766,690 Barnes Blvd.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98438
http://www.mamc.amedd.army.mil/locations/mcchord-clinic.aspx

 

Things to do:

-          Water Park/Parks: 

§  Address: Bldg: 9993,Garfield Street, JBLM Lewis Main

§  Phone:  253-967-6652

§  Website:  http://www.jblmmwr.com/aquatics/index.html

 

-          Gym/Fitness Center:

o   McChord Main Fitness Center 

§  Address:  Bldg. 729, 5th St, JBLM McChord Field

§  Phone: 253-982-6707

§  Website: http://www.jblmmwr.com/fitness.html

 

-          Base Vet Clinic:

o   Address: Bldg 768 Warehouse Rd, Fort Lewis

o   Phone:  253-982-3951

o   Website: http://phc.amedd.army.mil/organization/Pages/VtfDetails.aspx?VtfID=98&loc=WA

-          Outdoor Rec: NW Adventure Center

§  Address:   8050 NCO Beach Rd., JBLM Lewis North

§  Phone: Info 253-967-8282 or 253-967-7744 

-          RV/Camping Facilities and/or storage rental: Available Contact ODR

 

-          On/off base bowling alley:  Bowl Arena Lanes

o   Address:   Bldg. 2272, Liggett Ave., JBLM Lewis Main

o   Phone: 253-967-4661

o   Website: http://www.jblmmwr.com/bowling.html

 

-          Library: Grandstaff Memorial Library

§  Address:  Bldg 2109, N. 10th & Pendleton,Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA  98433-9500

§  Phone: 253-967-5889

o   McChord Library 

§  Address:  851 Lincoln Blvd. (Ground Floor),Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98438-1317

§  Phone:  253-982-3454

o   Book Patch Children's Library 

§  Address:  Bldg 2109, N. 10th & Pendleton,Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-9500

§  Phone: 253-967-5533

§  Website: http://www.jblmmwr.com/libraries.html

 

-          Golf Course:   Eagles Pride Golf Course

§  Address:   I-5 Exit 116, PO Box 33175 JBLM, Lewis Main, WA 98433-0175

§  Phone:   253-967-6522 or 253-964-2786

o    Whispering Firs Golf Course 

§  Address:  Bldg. 895, Lincoln Blvd.JBLM, McChord Field

§  Phone: 253-982-4927

§  Website: http://www.jblmmwr.com/golf.html

 

 

-          Movie Theater:  McChord Movie Theater

§  Phone: 253-982-5836

§  Website:   http://www.jblmmwr.com/other_pages/cc/theater.html

o   Carey Theater on a Fort Lewis 

§  Phone: For Times: (253) 967-4329 or (253) 967-5976

§  Website: http://www.shopmyexchange.com/ReelTimeTheatres/Movies-JBLM.htm

 

-          Hobby Shop: Arts and Crafts McChord

o   Address: Bldg. 1121, Barnes Blvd., JBLM McChord Field

o   Phone: Framing: 253-982-6718 Engraving: 253-982-6723

o   Website:    http://www.jblmmwr.com/arts_crafts.html

 

-          Auto shop:

o   Address:    Bldg. 1120, Barnes Blvd., JBLM McChord Field

o   Phone:  (253) 982-7226

o   Website: http://www.jblmmwr.com/auto.html

 

-          Local Attractions:

o   ​Grand Prix raceway, 11015 pacific hwy SW, Lakewood, 253-272-9000,http://grandprixraceway.com/location.asp

 

o   Thornwood castle, Thorn Lane, Lakewood,  tel:253-584-4393,http://www.thornewoodcastle.com

 

o   LeMay - America's Car Museum, 2702 East D. St., Tacoma, WA 98421, 253.779.8490, http://www.lemaymuseum.org

 

o   Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA 98407, 253-591-5337, http://www.pdza.org.

 

For more information visit: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g58775-Activities-Tacoma_Washington.html

 

-          ITT office information:  

§  Address:  Bldg. 2275, Liggett Ave., JBLM Lewis Main

§  Phone Number:  Leisure Travel Svs:253-967-3085 & 253-967-2050

§  Website: http://www.jblmmwr.com/leisure_travel.html

 

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I'm looking for a 3 bed - 2 bath home. Any suggestion.




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youve got to be out of your mind if you think JBLM (aka joint base lewis mcchord aka fort lewis) is the best duty station. the weather sucks. the locals suck. the traffic SUCKS. the units are GARBAGE and treat their soldiers like crap. forget this place avoid it like the plague. its the #1 base for suicides for a reason. the base is notorious for using its soldiers and discarding them like trash. the hospital on base is under investigation for screwing over thousands of soldiers with all sorts of different issues - and the reason why? to save money. its already been admitted.

if you like getting to work when its dark then leaving for home when its dark go here. If you like being rained on with freezing cold rain by all means. if you like spending an hour in traffic any time you go anywhere near the base come here. if you like a bunch of unhelpful civilians and "army services" go here. if you like random vehicle searches ever other time you go on base go here. if you like having to carry a copy of your orders les erb dog tags proof of insurance etc everywhere you go just to get any form of help go here.

 




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Paula H. says: Loved Lewis McChord!




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Natalie K. says: We just PCS'd to Fort Lewis and decided to live in Yelm. We love the small town atmosphere. Most stores and shopping is within 30 minutes and the people are friendly:)




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Dawn B. says: Fort Lewis JBLM is awesome. There is tons to do and you are so close to Oregon California Canada......I love it here and don't want to leave :)




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Bree W. says: We are now at Fort Lewis WA and so far I love it here. The weather isn't as bad as some say but I am a homebody anyway so it doesn't bother me. The base is really big and the surrounding areas are great.




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Bonnie H. says: My husband's first duty station was Ft. Campbell and he *loved* it there. We've been to Benning Germany and now we're at Ft. Lewis.

So far I absolutely love this area! The cost of living is kind of high but the BAH makes up for it. For what *we* needed it was cheaper for us to buy then rent off post (but I don't like living on post). Seattle is less then an hour from here and Portland is about 2 hours south of here.




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I absolutely LOVE JBLM! My husband is Army and we moved up here in December (but I lived up here 1995-1998 with my dad). To me the weather isn't as bad as people make it out to be. The thing I love is there are so many things to do within an hour drive - Seattle Portland Mount Rainier Mount St. Helen and so on.

We moved in Northwest Landing which is in Dupont - http://www.nwlandingroa.org/outside_home.asp. The best thing is he doesn't even have to get on I-5 to get to work.....traffic is horrible around post during the week he is able to use the back gates. They are buiding a lot of new housing on main post and north Fort. I do think housing goes pretty quickly so if you find out you are coming up get on the waiting list ASAP! The website is http://www.fortlewiscommunities.com

If Dupont nor post are options I would suggest Lacey. There are good schools in the area and the city is growing so much and they are building a lot of new houses. A website we used when looking for housing in the area is http://www.militarybyowner.com




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August 14 2011 at 11:45 pm

i am looking for a house to rent for under 1000 a month need 3 bed 2 bath if any of you ladies have any suggestions it would be great were gonna try to get on post but as tomorrow we have a month before were gonna be there and time is running out


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June 15, 2010 at 11:37 am
I am going to post you site to my FB site?「どィャカthis is wonderful.
I just wish my experience at McChord was better. But oh well I will keep hoping I find some friends/support :-)


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May 2, 2011 at 8:43 pm
My family will be moving to Fort lewis after being in Florida for 16 years. I have an 18 year old girl, a 6 year old boys and almost two year twins-boy and girl. How cold is it really up there? My husband lived in London before we met and he loves cool weather but me not so much. I am looking forward to moving to a new place but I am so scared of moving so far away from all my family?「どィャカ.


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May 8, 2011 at 2:11 pm
It?「どィび「s not that it?「どィび「s that cold ?「どィて just wet. If you can deal with that then you are golden! We had a few cold weeks this past winter but then we remained in the 40?「どィャ?s during the day. Not many extremes. The summer is definitely the time to get out and get your Vitamin D load. I guess it?「どィび「s like London. I would love for you to tell people about Florida, where you lived what you did. I bet you have a lot of information for us!


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April 28, 2011 at 10:16 am
We move to Ft Lewis at the end of September this year. We are very excited. We are moving from Landstuhl, Germany and have been here for 8 years. We are ready to be back in the US. Any information on the area will help. We have two kitties that are moving with us. It is our first big move as a family. We are looking to rent a home in either Dupont or Lacey.


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April 18, 2011 at 11:44 am
FlipCam GiveAways Submission ?「どィて Camille D says Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington. We are Army, but live on the Air Force Side and like it. McChord has everything we need, so we don?「どィび「t need to go over to Fort Lewis very often. The BX and Commissary are both big and great. The housing is very separated from any buildings, which makes it feel very private. The Tacoma/Seattle area has everything you could possibly ever want or need from museums to camping, hiking, beaches, malls etc.


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April 10, 2011 at 1:30 pm
There is the JBLM wives on face book, it?「どィび「s for all the area military spouses, we have children so we don?「どィび「t get to go out too much, In downtown seattle, there?「どィび「s the cheesecake factory, and hard rock cafe, those are the only two places i?「どィび「ve eaten lately.


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April 10, 2011 at 1:30 pm
Found local China town and other asian cuisines close to the base as well as in Tacoma. Seafood City in Seattle is both a Filipino MArket and has Filipino restaurants in the mall area.


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Megan E says:
April 10, 2011 at 1:20 pm
?「どィ?This installation is the largest of the joint bases, and is the most sought after, and requested duty station in the Army. There?「どィび「s tons of stuff to do here, with all of the cultured city?「どィび「s near by. JBLM is a close-knit community once you start to make friends, and there?「どィび「s lots of programs for couples and single soldiers as well.?「どィャ


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April 10, 2011 at 1:20 pm
Joint Base Lewis McChord has everything available. We especially like the theater on base with new weekly movies.


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April 10, 2011 at 1:19 pm
?「どィ?We are Army, but live on the Air Force Side and like it. McChord has everything we need, so we don?「どィび「t need to go over to Fort Lewis very often. The BX and Commissary are both big and great. The housing is very separated from any buildings, which makes it feel very private. The Tacoma/Seattle area has everything you could possibly ever want or need from museums to camping, hiking, beaches, malls etc.?「どィャ


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January 12, 2011 at 12:47 pm
I?「どィび「m not sure what to comment except my husband just found out we will be going to JB Lewis-McChord this summer. I am just looking for any info. We have 3 special needs children and any info I could get would make moving a lot easier. We we just MEDEVACed from overseas last year due to our younger child?「どィび「s medical condition. This move is very unexpected and I would love some insight on the base and also any schools for nursing in the area. Thank you to all who respond.


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Jo says: December 15, 2010 at 10:05 am We are currently at ft Lewis but about to pcs to Iowa when my husband finishes recruiting school. I have lived in washington all my life, about 15 or 20 minutes from post. If you are looking to live off post I would recommend south of post traffic is so much better. But if you move into the hawks prarie area, exit 111 off I5, becareful not to be too close to the mushroom farm, it smells awful! Other than the mushroom farm the Olympia/Lacey area is great it takes my husband 20 minutes to get to post. There are plenty of stores and resturants, great parks, and the chehalis trail for walking or bike riding. The neighborhoods to avoid would be Tanglewild and the meadows, they have some nice parts but some very bad parts too. Happy nails by target is a greats place for a pedicure and waxing. If you have pets Mt view vet is excellent, Lauren at petsmart for grooming, and northwind kennels for boarding. All the local schools are good they have built several new schools to make room for the growing population. Make sure to check out hands on childrens musuem if you have little ones. And be sure to check out the only rain forest in the continental states. And the most important thing to remember in Washington is you aren?「どィび「t made of sugar and you wont?「どィび「t melt so get out there enjoy all the pacific northwest has to offer it wouldn?「どィび「t be so beautiful and green wihout all the rain.


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September 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm
Hi,
Well we are an Army family and we live on McChord because the housing wait was much shorter for us than Lewis. The housing here are mostly duplexs and 4 plexes. We got lucky and have a corner duplex 3 beds/2bath with la arge fenced yard. They also have models available to look out. Lewis does not have models anymore because they had to rent them out. Alot of people say the BX here is nicer than Lewis?「どィび「s PX. They have a little indoor playhouse near the food court also. There is not as much traffic here either. There are a lot of Army families living here as well. The things I don?「どィび「t like is the parks/playground equipment. I wish they could be updated. Lewis has some areas with nice playgrounds especially the splash park for summertime. Lewis also have more libraries and gyms.


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June 15, 2010 at 6:36 am

I will say this upfront?「どィャカDo not go to the commissary or PX at least 3 days before payday or after on either McChord or Lewis. There are a lot of retired military/spouses in the area and it becomes very crowded and most of the time the day after payday they both run out of milk, eggs and sometimes bread. I recommend going the week in between pay days.


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May 31, 2010 at 10:55 am
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?「どィ??「どィャカ.My favorite on post service is Hourly Care?「どィャカ =) as far as hairdresser that would be Salon Prodigy in Lakewood. My kids and I go to Dupont Dental. For wisdom teeth removal Dr. Cotant in Lakewood is amazing and quick. There is also a pediatric dental practice in Lakewood but I have never been there.?「どィャ


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susanna says: May 31, 2010 at 10:42 am Military Special Needs support in WA: STOMPproject.org (Specialized Training of Military Parents) has served me well last year. They gave me tools and trained me with the approach and my assertiveness in dealing with school and teachers. They would have even accompanied me to my IEP meeting had I needed them to. If you came from a state that had the option of a Medicaid waiver?「どィャカthey don?「どィび「t have it here.


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susanna says: May 31, 2010 at 10:27 am Starting 1/31 Fort Lewis and McChord AFB were merged to Joint Base Lewis McChord. Changes will take time. Main Website: http://www.lewis.army.mil/ Lodging on Base: Lewis: The Rainier Inn http://www.lewis.army.mil/lodging/ Res: (253)964-0211 McChord: Evergreen Inn http://www.mcchordafb.us/lodging.html Res: (800)847-3899 Visitor Centers JBLM Main-Lewis (253)967-4794 Child Care (253) 967-2300 Civilian Personnel (253) 967-2131 Family Housing Office (253) 912-2150 Family Housing Office FAX (253) 912-2151 Family Services (253) 967-7166 Guest Housing (253) 967-5051 Household Goods (253) 967-5293 Housing Services Office (HSO) (253) 967-5334 Transient Housing (253) 967-2815 JBLM McChord Field McChord Physical Address: Airmen Family Readiness Center Barnes Rd. Building 552 McChord AFB, WA (253)589-0523 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 443 Dupont, WA 98327


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susanna says: May 31, 2010 at 10:08 am Armed Forces Day on Joint Base Lewis-McChord May 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDXXNus4REQ


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