Our Military

in Pierce County Joint Base Lewis-McChord is in the heart of the Pacific Northwest’s Puget Sound region, in western Washington. JBLM is near the city


Welcome to Washington! Part of the Pacific Northwest and Puget Sound, Pierce County is in western Washington, with King County to the north, Thursto

Getting To & Around

For incoming personnel who choose to fly to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Sea-Tac Airport is only 35 miles away from the base. Once you’re in Pierce

Housing & Real Estate

Home to the majestic Mount Rainer and the second-largest city in the Puget Sound area, Pierce County offers a high quality of life not ofte

Employment & Economy

Washington is the most trade-dependent state in the nation, with 40 percent of jobs related to international trade. The Puget Sound area sets the

Health Care

There are many health care services in Pierce County for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance

Family Resources

State of Washington Washington Traffic Safety Commission Nonemergency 360-725-9860 The Washington Traffic Safety Commission is the federally recognized highway safety office of Washingto

Education & Academics

  For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system


There are plenty of entertaining activities — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping — in Pierce County. Dare to take the plunge down the


JBLM Tax Centers

The JBLM Tax Centers can assist with state and federal income tax filing. The JBLM Main Tax Center is at the intersection of Nevada Avenue

Exercise Yudh Abhyas 19 Kicks Off at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Story by SFC Tony White on 09/05/2019 Exercise Yudh Abhyas 19 Kicks Off at Joint Base Lewis-McChord JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. Soldiers with the U.S.

Secretary of State Wyman, Mayor Woodards celebrate Women's Equality Day at JBLM

Story by SGT Casey Hustin on 08/28/2019 Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., 'Thunderbolt' Brigade leaders of America's I Corps hosted a Women's Equality Day Celebration at

Native American Soldier returns home to help recruiting mission

Story by Alun Thomas on 08/28/2019 GALLUP, N.M. As a youngster Sgt. Ignacio Alvarez dreamed of leaving his hometown of Gallup, tied down by the

US Air Force B-2s deploy to Europe

Story by TSgt Stephen Ocenosak on 08/27/2019 A Bomber Task Force deployment of B-2 Spirit stealth bomber aircraft, Airmen and support equipment from the 509th

Helping wounded airmen recover with dignity, resolve, and resiliency

Story by Michael Kleiman on 08/27/2019 SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. With his personal life and military career spiraling out of control due to increased
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