Relocation Readiness Program

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Relocation Readiness Program

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is the Number 1 requested installation, and the JBLM Armed Forces Community Service (AFCS) 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 253-967-3633 or AFCS - McChord 253-982-2695.

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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 253-967-3633 for more information.

International Spouse Orientations & Events

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 253-967-3633.

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Lending Closet

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 253-967-3635/3633 or 253-982-2695 (AFCS - McChord).
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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 253-967-3633.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Resources

Immigration & Nationaliziation: 800-375-5283

Guide for Foreign Born Servicemembers & Families Fact Sheet (Green Card Redesign)

Q & A

Schedule an appointment with a USCIS Representative at AFCS (in Waller Hall)

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Additional Relocation Resources 

Relocation Brochure
Mandatory Newcomer Letter (coming soon)
JBLM Installation Relocation Assistance Plan 2017
Leaders Guide 2014
Out-Processing Pets Military Onesource
Getting Connected With Public Utilities

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Just Landed - PCS Guide to Europe

Sponsorship Training

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

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' Orientation (mandatory for all ranks within 30 days of arriving at JBLM)

JBLM Newcomers Agency (Presentation) Slides (by category)
JBLM General Information | JBLM Alert Info | JBLM Anti-Terrorism
JBLM Customer Service Excellence Program | JBLM Public Affairs
JBLM Armed Forces Community Service | SAPR & SHARP
Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) | 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

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Spouses Out On The Town

New to JBLM? Come join Relocation Readiness for a day off the installation touring surrounding cities or Seattle! We venture off site seeing while learning a little history about the area and fun places to visit.  Childcare is offered and vouchers will be disseminated after the tour concludes. Bring money for lunch.  For more information contact Relocation at 253-967-3633. Sign up at

Check back with us next summer for bus tour information.

Teen’s Turn up for Youth Sponsorship

Newcomer Teens are invited to attend a Teen sponsorship event. Teens will be assigned a sponsor and receive a tour of the installation, Lakewood Town Center and go on a community outing. Contact Parent Central Services to register at 253-966-2977.  



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Our Services

Relocation Readiness Program
Assisting Service members and Families with transfers and relocations.

RRP Contact

253-967-3633 (AFCS Waller Hall)
253-982-2695 (AFCS - McChord)