JBLM - Service Member's Resources

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The JBLM 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 but are not limited to: relocation workshops, welcome packets, events and resources for international spouses, counseling and support, pre-move planning, moving, a lending closet, and settling into a new community. You can reach the RRP at telephone:(253) 967-3633/3628 (Lewis Main) or (253) 982-2695 (McChord Field).

Visit the JBLM AFCS Relocation Readiness Program website.

JBLM Newcomers' Orientation

Armed Forces Community Service offers a mandatory Newcomers' Orientation for Active Duty Air Force members and Soldiers (all ranks) monthly. Air Force members need to sign-up through the Military Personnel Section/Customer Service Desk in Bldg 100, McChord Field.

The Orientation is open to all Service members, DoD Civilians and adult Family members.

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Child, Youth & School Services

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 253-967-7195 for answers to questions about on- and off-base schools for grades K through 12.

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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. 

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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. 

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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!


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New on base? Get the JBLM MWR App to find your way around!

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JBLM Resource Guide


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Relocation Readiness, Welcome Packets, Naturalization Info, Lending Closet, etc.

AFCS - Newcomers

Lewis Main: (253) 967-3633/3628
McChord Field: (253) 982-2695