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Relocation Readiness Program



Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is the Number 1 requested installation, and the JBLM Relocation Readiness Program (RRP) is a comprehensive program designed to assist Service members and Families with transfers and relocations throughout the tour cycle.

Services and programs include workshops, counseling and support, pre-move planning, moving, settling into a new community, and more.

You can reach the RRP at +1(253)967-3633 (Lewis Main) or +1(253)982-2695 (McChord Field).


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Newcomers

Child & Youth Services (CYS)

Offers a variety of programs and services to address the needs of growing and active children.  Programs include: Child Care,  School Age and Teen Centers,  School Support Services, and Youth Sports & Fitness.

School Support Services

Call +1(253)967-7195">+1(253)967-7195 for answers to questions about on-base and off-base schools for grades K through 12.

Housing

The Housing Division offers a broad array of housing services, to include On-Base Family Housing (Managed by RCI partner Lewis-McChord Communities), off-base housing education and referral assistance, temporary lodging options, and more.

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

Information, referral and educational programs, and services to families who have been identified, entered into the EFMP program and are requesting services. 
 

Soldier & Family Readiness Groups (SFRGs) and Key Spouse Program

Army Soldier & Family Readiness Groups (SFRGs) and Air Force Key Spouses are command-sponsored programs to help build strong Families and bridge the gap between Families and units. Both organizations are made up of volunteers and serve as a point for information and support to Families in their units. 
 

Military OneSource

This DoD-sponsored website provides free information to active duty military personnel,  spouses and their family members. Questions about childbirth, parenting, education, financial matters, PCS moves, taxes, medical concerns, citizenship and more can be address by the experts at Military Onesource.
 

Hotels at JBLM

IHG Army Hotels manages and operates the day-to-day functions of on base lodging. Personnel interested in making on base lodging arrangements may contact IHG Army Hotels at 1-877-711-TEAM, or click -HERE- to make a reservation online.
 
For a list of extended stay and lodging options in the JBLM area that offer service members special rates, please email JBLM HSO.  Options provided will include hotels offering special extended stay rates and rental homes that can be rented on a short-term basis.  For rental properties that offer leases of three months or longer, please contact the HSO via email or by phone at 253-967-3581.

 

Activities

  • Local Tours with Northwest Adventure Center are a great way to see the Pacific Northwest.
  • Leisure Travel Services will assist you for event tickets and sightseeing.
  • Local base activities: Get outside and enjoy the great outdoors—head out shopping—check out the local farmers’ markets & more!  Find out what’s available on base & just outside the gates!
Welcome CDs

Welcome CDs are provided for Service members and Families. They can only be mailed to installations that are located more than 50 miles away. To request a CD, call +1(253)967-3633.

Lending Closets (2)

 

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  Lending Closet hours are 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m, Monday - Friday (closed Federal holidays).

 Two Locations:

  1. JBLM Main: 2140 Liggett Ave. (Waller Hall), (253) 967-3633
  2. JBLM McChord:  100 Col. Joe Jackson Blvd. (the Castle), (253) 982-2695

 Note: Limited Inventory at McChord

Resources for International & Foreign Born Members

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Resources

Overseas & Reentry Briefings

The Relocation Readiness Program also offers Overseas Briefings for those getting ready to move to an OCONUS location, and Reentry Briefings for those returning to CONUS from an overseas duty assignment. 

Click the title of each briefing or the images below to view / download the 2021 schedule.

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Sponsorship Training
Relocation Readiness offers sponsorship training for units (requires at least 24 hours advance notice).  and training can be conducted at the requesting unit's location.   For more information contact Relocation Readiness at +1(253)967-3631
 
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