Relocation Readiness Program & Newcomers

Hours of Operation

Monday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Federal Holidays Closed

Contact

Waller Hall
2140 Liggett Ave.

WiFi Available

Tel:
+1(253)967-3633

Military DSN Tel:
(312)357-3633

Relocation Readiness Program Overview

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).

JBLM Relocation Readiness Briefings, Classes & Events

Newcomers

JBLM Newcomers' Orientation

JBLM has grown and changed over the years. Whether you're new or returning to JBLM, or just want to learn your way around, we invite all Service members, Civilians and adult Family Members to our:

JBLM Newcomers Agency (Presentation) Slides (by category)

JBLM General Information | JB Garrison CmdJBLM Alert Info | JBLM Anti-Terrorism | JBLM Customer Service Relations (PAIO) | JBLM Public Affairs | JBLM Directorate of Personnel & Family Readiness | SAPR & SHARP | Child & Youth Services (CYS) | Chaplain Services | Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) | Inspector General (IG) | Better Opportunities for Single Servicemembers (BOSS) | Madigan Healthcare System & Tricare Info | Sustainable JBLM | JBLM Pest Management

Child & Youth Services (CYS)

Offer a variety of programs and services to address the needs of growing and active children.  The two childcare centers offer programs and services for children 6 weeks to 5 years old.  There is also a Before and After School program for school-age children.   The Youth Center offers Boys & Girls club and 4H activities, as well as a year-round sports program.

School Support Services

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

Housing

Special Needs / 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. 
JBLM EFMP Website

Family Readiness Groups (FRGs) and Key Spouses

Army Family Readiness Groups (FRGs) 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

To make lodging reservations, or for information in general about the lodging facility, click the link.

The Find-It Guide

Phone numbers, emergency numbers, frequently used numbers, country codes, DSN civilian prefixes, maps & more.

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)

Household goods have not arrived?  

Come on in for a variety of available items. Lending Closet hours are 7:30-4 p.m. For more information, call +1(253)967-3633 (Lewis Main) or +1(253)982-2695 (McChord Field).

Two Locations:

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

Lending Closet Flyer

Resources for International & Foreign Born Members

International Spouse Orientation & Cooking Demonstrations

A quarterly orienation designed to help foreign-born Service members & spouses understand American customs & culture. International spouses share their cultural foods by providing a quarterly cooking demo to the Multicultural forum. Call +1(253)967-3633 for more information.

International Spouse Orientations & Events

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Resources

Hearts Apart/Waiting Families Support Group
The Hearts Apart/Waiting Families Support Group is an outreach program for active duty military Families with Service members on an unaccompanied tour, extended temporary duty or field training exercise. For more information, call +1(253)967-3633.
Sponsorship Training

Relocation Readiness offers Sponsorship training for Service members sponsoring a newcomer.  For more information contact Relocation Readiness at +1(253)967-3633 (Lewis Main) or +1(253)982-2695 (McChord Field).

Additional Relocation Resources

Heading to Europe?

Stripes Europe
Just Landed - PCS Guide to Europe

Other Relocation Resources 

Relocation Brochure
JBLM Installation Relocation Assistance Plan 2017
Leaders Guide 2014 
Getting Connected With Public Utilities

DPFR Classes & Events

Register for Relocation & other DPFR Events

Register for Relocation and other DPFR Classes