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McChord Field Main Gate
I-5, Exit 125
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98438
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
When you arrive at your new installation, you’ll need to follow installation-specific procedures. Each installation and service handles in-processing differently. Here, you can find installation-specific guidelines and a list of documents to bring with you when checking- in. Reach out to the contacts provided if you have specific questions.
ARMY - Upon arrival, report to the Installation Reception Center, building 2021 on Pendleton Avenue, Lewis Main, regardless of unit assignment. If you are delayed and are not able to report on the required date, call the IRC at 253-967-7004 or DSN 312-357-7004. You can expect to be with the detachment for five days. Once you sign in, E-5 and below unaccompanied, will receive billeting, bedding and a temporary meal card if you are not on separate rations. Accompanied service members make their own lodging arrangements at either Rainier Inn on JBLM Main by calling 253-964-0211 or Candlewood Suites on McChord Field by calling 253-300-9200. You should have all your records with you: personnel, finance, medical and dental.
Documents you need to bring:
ACCESSIONS (Service Members coming from different DOD components):
AIR FORCE - On your first duty day after arriving at McChord Field, report to your unit Commander's Support Staff for in-processing. Your unit will schedule all of your future appointments to include the in-person Newcomers Orientation. McChord Field does not have a base operator, it has an automated directory assistance number available 24/7 at 253-982-1110 or DSN 312-382-1110.
Be sure to wear your duty uniform when in-processing or doing official visits to McChord Field agencies. Base in-processing is done at each unit's respective CSS.