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Arrival – Transportation & Helpful Information

Joint Base Lewis-McChord locations…

Joint Base Lewis-McChord is divided into four parts:

  1.  JBLM-Main (formerly Fort Lewis)
  2. JBLM-North (formerly the North Fort)
  3. JBLM-McChord Field (formerly McChord AFB)
  4. JBLM-YTC (formerly Yakima Training Center).

Housing Options / Relocation Guide…

2018 Relocation Guide Available here.

Receive updated listings of homes near JBLM by completing the housing criteria form. See the 2018 JBLM BAH Table.

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.

North of JBLM:

  • Pacific Pride 
    Location: 12605 Pacific Hwy SW
    Lakewood, WA 98499
    Tel: (800) 532-3835

Location: I-5 DuPont, WA 98327

Location: I-5 Federal Way, WA 98003

South of JBLM:

Other Modes of Transportation

  1. BusGreyhound and Trailways buses stop at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Bus Depot, building 2166 T. For Information, Tel: (253) 964-2511.
  2. JBLM Taxi Service – Joint Base Lewis-McChord Taxi Service TEL: (253) 582-3000.
  3. Shuttles – Joint Base Lewis-McChord Airport shuttle, operated by Bremerton-Kitsap Airporters Inc.
  4. Air Travel – Major Airline Carriers to include info about the “Air Mobility Command” (AMC).

There are 6 Gates to the JBLM installation.

At the JBLM-Main Visitors Center and the JBLM-McChord Field Visitors Center.

You can find available information that includes:

  • Visitor / Guest Passes
  • Weapon & AIE Registration
  • Vehicle Registration / License Plates / Driver’s License
  • Driving Instructions
  • Certified Weight Stations in nearby Counties
  • Inbound Processing Info
  • Temporary Lodging
  • On Base Housing

Inbound Processing

ARMY – Soldiers

USAF – Airman – McChord Field 

  • 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 PointEvergreen Inn, located at 1147 Barnes Blvd, McChord Field WA, Tel: (253) 982-5613.

Getting Settled

Living on or off base? Browse off base Housing Options.

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 or apartments. 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       Tel: (253) 967-1110

Madigan Hospital Operator   Tel: (253) 968-1110

Emergency                                 Tel: 911

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