Armed Forces Day

Date: May 16 2020, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Special Events - 2013 N. 3rd St . (Room 341) JBLM-Lewis Main JB Lewis-McChord 98433-9500 Google Map

Take a glimpse into military history with Joint Base Lewis-McChord!
apache.jpgEnjoy activities for all ages at JBLM’s Armed Forces Day open to the public from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission, parking, military displays, historical reenactments, entertainment and athletic events are freeCarnival rides, food and other vendor products are available for purchase.

Guests without an installation access pass should enter Lewis Main via the DuPont Gate. Due to security checks expect some delays when entering the base. Take Interstate 5 to Exit 119. Northbound travelers should stay to the right as they exit the highway, southbound travelers should turn left as they exit the off-ramp and continue east across the overpass to enter the installation.

• All vehicles entering the installation are subject to inspection.

• Drivers must be able to present a valid license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance upon request.

• Passengers age 16 and older must present a government-issued photo ID.

Civilian vehicles that are selected for inspection will be directed to the inspection area. Vehicles cleared for entry to the base will be directed to a parking area for shuttle bus rides to and from the event site.

Visitors may not bring weapons, alcohol, illegal drugs, fireworks, or pets onto the base. Marijuana is illegal on JBLM. Military ID-card holders may not bring any of these items to the event (medical alert and medical assistance animals are permitted).

Valid DOD ID cardholders can use the other gates.

What to see at Armed Forces Day

Explore static military aircraft and vehicle displays, including infantry carrying vehicles, weapons displays and explosive ordnance disposal equipment.

Meet with historians, see living history encampments and witness mock battles and demonstrations and ask questions to learn more about bygone eras of military field life.

JBLM’s own America’s First Corps Band will entertain you on stage with popular tunes throughout the day.