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Masks are required when visiting Waller Hall.

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).

Welcome to your JBLM Adventure: Spouse Welcome Event

"Welcome to Your JBLM Adventure!"  helps those new to JBLM learn about important programs and services on the installation, as well as information on #JBLMSoundLiving in the Pacific Northwest. 

►NEW Choose an in-person or virtual briefing - whichever fits your lifestyle & schedule!

In-Person:  Occurs  the second Tuesday of each month, 9:30- 10:30 a.m. at the Grandstaff Library on JBLM Main. After the in-person briefing , join us for a bus tour of JBLM Main & North.  Transportation provided, tour lasts approximately one hour.  Children are welcome at both the in-person briefing and on the bus tour.

Virtual: Occurs the fourth Tuesday of each month via Facebook Live at Feel free to ask questions in the chat - we'll be standing by with answers!


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.



  • Lewis-McChord Communities provides on-base housing services.
  • The JBLM Housing Office assists Families with off-base 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. 


Soldier & Family Readiness Groups (SFRGs) and Key Spouses

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

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.



  • 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 a.m.-3:30 p.m, Monday - Friday (closed Federal holidays).

Two Locations:

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

Note: Limited Inventory at McChord

Resources for International & Foreign Born Members

International Spouse Orientation

A quarterly orientation designed to help foreign-born Service members & spouses understand American customs & culture. Call +1(253)967-3633 for more information.


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 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
Additional Relocation Resources

Heading to Europe?

Other Relocation Resources 

JBLM Sound Summit

Get the most up-to-date information on what's happening on and around JBLM directly from our installation leadership, directorates and organizations.

Jan 6 10 am - 11 am

JBLM Sound Summit

Get the most up-to-date information on what's happening on and around JBLM directly from our installation leadership, directorates and organizations.

Jan 6 10 am - 11 am