JBLM: Arrival Information

Helpful Arrival Information and Transportation Instructions to Joint Base Lewis-McChord


Joint Base Lewis-McChord is Located..

Joint Base Lewis-McChord is divided into four parts.  JBLM-Main (formerly Fort Lewis), JBLM-North (formerly the North Fort), JBLM-McChord Field (formerly McChord AFB), and JBLM-YTC (formerly Yakima Training Center).  There are 6 gates to the installation.  Passes are available at the JBLM-Main Visitors Center and the JBLM-McChord Field Visitors Center.

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Driving Instructions to JBLM

JBLM-Main and JBLM-North - Use I-5 Exit 120 (for both JBLM-Main and JBLM-North). The Visitors Center is on the right. The JBLM-McChord Field Main Gate  and Visitors Center issue temporary passes at the Visitors Center.  It is located off I-5 from Exit 125 (Bridgeport).  Use the left lane for access to the Visitors Center.

Certified Weigh Stations

Scale houses charge fees to weigh your vehicle and some will take payment in cash only. Before visiting a scale house, it would be wise to call them to confirm hours of operation and ask about fees.

Thurston County

Rest Over Truck Stop 
2725 93rd Ave SW 
Olympia, WA 98512
360-357-4701

Pierce County

Bekins Moving and Storage
2121 S 80th St
Tacoma, WA 98409
253-475-3533

 

Other Modes of Transportation

Bus

Greyhound and Trailways buses stop at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Bus Depot, building 2166T. For Information, phone 253-964-2511.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Taxi Service

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Taxi Service (253) 582-3000.

Shuttles

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Airporter shuttle, operated by Bremerton-Kitsap Airporters Inc.

Air Travel

Major Airline Carriers to include info about the "Air Mobility Command" (AMC)

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ARMY - Soldiers

Waller Hall, Bldg 2140; (253) 967-7004 or DSN 357-7004.

On base Lodging: The Rainier Inn or The Evergreen Inn

** Note: All information provided is deemed helpful but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.

 

McChord Field (USAF Airmen)

For active duty, the Customer Service Section is located in Bldg. 100, 100 Col Joe Jackson Blvd, Customer Service Mall For Air Force Reservists, the Customer Service Section is located in Bldg. 1214, 1214 Barnes Blvd.

24 hour arrival point, Evergreen Inn, located at 1147 Barnes Blvd, McChord Field WA, Tel: 253.982.5613.

McChord Field Visitor Center, I-5 Exit 125 (Bridgeport Way) Tel: 253.982.2119

JBLM Visitors Center-Main Gate (Vehicle Passes) hrs 24/7  I-5 Exit 120, Tel: 253-967-4794

** Note: All information provided is deemed helpful but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.

 

Getting Settled

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Temporary Lodging

Rainier Inn & The Evergreen Inn

Off Base Housing Options

If you are planning to live off base, there are many options available to you including: single family rental homes, apartments, or homes for sale. If you are planning on purchasing a home, the housing section of this site has additional information.
 

Driver's Licenses

Washington State Department of Licensing 360-902-3900 in Olympia.

License Plates

Vehicle registration / Washington State Department of Licensing 360-902-3900 in Olympia

Vehicle/POV On Base Registration

Vehicle registration office on JBLM is: (253) 967-1914.

JBLM Information Operator

The JBLM Base Operator         (253) 967-1110.

Madigan Hospital Operator      (253) 968-1110

Emergency                                  911

Note: All information provided is deemed helpful but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.

 

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