BACKGROUND Joint Base Lewis-McChord is the home of I-Corps and the 62nd Airlift Wing. Located
in the heart of the Pacific Northwest's Puget Sound Region, JBLM is the Department of Defense's premiere military
installation on the West Coast and one of the most requested duty stations in the military.
POPULATION Joint Base Lewis-McChord has approximately 40,000 service members (including active duty, national guard and reserve) and another 15,000 civilian employees. The installation supports a population
of roughly 120,000, including military Families, contractors, retirees
SIZE Joint Base Lewis-McChord encompasses 413,714 acres, 90,283 acres at JBLM and 323,431 acres at Yakima Training Center. Both installations are key to service member readiness, allowing troops to maneuver in more than 50 training areas, fire at more than 90 ranges or shoot artillery, mortars and other munitions into multiple impact areas.
Visitor Information Vehicles entering Joint Base Lewis-McChord are required to have either an adult authorized ID cardholder in the vehicle or an authorized visitor pass. To obtain the pass, the vehicle operator must process at a visitor center and present the following: A valid vehicle registration, proof of current vehicle insurance, valid driver's license. Click here for directions to JBLM.
McChord Field Visitor Control Center | (253) 982-2588 The McChord Field Visitor Control Center is located on Exit 125 off of I-5 near McChord Field Gate and is open 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily. In
addition to providing passes for non-affiliated visitors to JBLM, the Visitor Control Center also conducts
Automated Installation Entry Registration, Weapons Registration, and Vehicle
Registration. During the hours that the Center is closed, visitors should proceed to McChord Field Gate for processing.