AFRC - Airmen's Resources

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Information links and points of contact for military families heading to JBLM

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McChord Field Airman & Family Readiness Center
For assistance with all of your relocation concerns or for information on Airman and Family Readiness Center programs and services.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Website
62nd Airlift Wing Website

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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Key Spouse
Key Spouses are a focal point for information and support to families in their units. A Key Spouse is someone who listens when people need to talk, and a point of contact to refer families and members in the right direction for various services.
Spouse education opportunities
Family Readiness program

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.

Military Housing School

Automated Housing Referral Network
Looking for off base housing in the Fort Lewis-McChord Field commuting area? View thousands of locations that are for rent or for sale. 

School Support Services
Call 253-967-7195
For answers to questions about on- and off-base schools for grades K through 12. 

backpacking Activities

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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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. 
EFMP McChord Field

JBLM Newcomers Orientation
Army Community Services/Airman & Family Readiness Center offers a mandatory program for Active Duty Air Force members on the 2nd and last Tuesday of each month except November and December. Air Force members need to sign-up through the Military Personnel Section/Customer Service Desk in Bldg 100, McChord Field.

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Army 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.


FOCUS Magazine



Text Club

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Newcomers Toolkit
Information, resources, links & contacts


Bldg. 552, off Barnes Blvd.
JBLM, McChord Field