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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Jessica Anderson says:
June 30, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Cozy 2 bedroom 10 minutes from Joint Base Lewis McCord. 3 blocks from American Lake Park . 1/3 of an acre with a cherry tree, apple tree, grape vine and flower beds Carport with lots of exterior and interior storage Large laundry room with utility sink, your w/d or ours. Small kitchen with lots of cupboard space Large bedroom with separate entrance Smaller bedroom perfect for office or den with built in dresser 875 a month 800 deposit Military discount for those that have served for more than one year Nonrefundable credit check of $22. $36 to non military Contact Jessica 253-230-3693


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Jaclynn S says:
May 22, 2011 at 5:50 pm
Housing on installation?
Tell us how your experience. I like the housing on post, maintance comes quickley and the houses are ok. Housing off installation? Tell us, give us tips! I would live in the Lacey/Olympia Areas or Dupont area. The rest are not so great. Lacey is a military community. Prices are about 1200-1300 for a 3 bedroom house. takes about 15-20 min to get to post, 17 miles away in Lacey.


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Camille D says:
April 10, 2011 at 1:22 pm
We really like our housing on Mcchord. The housing is single story duplexes where we are. Each unit is a little different, but ours is hardwood floors throughout, a large fenced in backyard and a nice size carport with storage shed. We haven?ǨѢt had any issues with housing and any maintenance issues have been quickly resolved.


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Shirley O says:
April 10, 2011 at 1:22 pm >br> ?Ǩ?Housing on installation?
Tell us how your experience. We moved directly into housing within 10 days of signing in. This is a great base to live on we currently reside on post housing in the Broadmoor housing development. Living on post affords us the simplicity of having everything within a 5- 30 minute walk, which is especially easy on the wallet. We are planning to move to McChord family housing due to the current house renovations. Housing off installation? Tell us, give us tips! Nice areas to live near the base are Lacey, Dupont and rural Yelm. Dupont is more a utopia type town just across from Fort Lewis. Lacey is about 10 to 15 minutes south of the base and Yelm is a quaint rural town southeast of the base, here it is more of a small town atmosphere.?Ǩ


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Megan E says:
April 10, 2011 at 1:21 pm
?Ǩ?Housing on installation?
Unless you?ǨѢre an Officer, single soldier, or childless couple, housing is ?Ǩ?substandard?Ǩ. It?ǨѢs small, dingy, and not worth your BAH. However, we are joined with Air Force base McChord Field and we can live on McChord, so if you have children, and don?ǨѢt want to live off base, I recommend McChord. Housing off installation? There are several landlords in several surrounding cities that have a program RPP (rental partnership program) and equity has the homes for heroes program which both offer 5% off your rent each month and waive all deposits and fees. Check with housing for a list. Lakewood is very close to the base, but beware some parts of lakewood are ghetto. Lacey is south of the base and is nice, Federal way is far but is very nice, and is close to tons of shopping and is about 20 minutes to Seattle. Check craigslist if you?ǨѢre looking to go off base, check in spanaway, graham, lakewood, parkland, tacoma, all are very close to the base.?Ǩ


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Donna says:
August 11, 2010 at 10:29 am
If you have pets, especially large dogs, it can be difficult finding off-post housing (which is pretty much standard everywhere now). I lived in Madrona Pointe apartments, in South Tacoma, when we first arrived in Washington because it was one of the few places that allowed large breed dogs (we have a 70lb shepherd/husky mix). The rent is reasonable and the staff is very friendly. The drawbacks are mostly the horrendous traffic on I-5 getting to and from post, as it is about 15 miles away and driving on the interstate is one of the most stressful experiences I?ǨѢve ever had. That and breaking the lease if you get called for on-post housing can be difficult. They wanted us to pay $1500 to break the lease and move out early. The military clause they honor only covers moving out due to deployment. http://www.madronapointeapartments.com/


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susanna says:
May 31, 2010 at 10:22 am

The Fort Lewis Housing Office on is taking care of McChords?ǨѢ as well as Lewis?ǨѢ housing needs.
Find more information on their website:
http://www.fortlewiscommunities.com/
Once you have your orders call them they will email/fax you the paperwork that needs to be filled out and papers needed to be returned to them so that they can start you on a list!
Fort Lewis Physical Address:
Building 2150 ?Ǩ Waller Hall (Welcome and Farewell Center) Located across from McVeigh Fitness Facility Liggett Ave.
Fort Lewis, WA (253)912-2150
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 443 Dupont, WA 98327
McChord Physical Address:
Building 552
Airmen & Family Readiness Center
Barnes Rd.
McChord AFB, WA
(253)589-0523
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 443
Dupont, WA 98327



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