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United States Army
Visitor Control Center - McChord Field
849 Joe Jackson Blvd.
McChord Field, WA 98438
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- JBLM Reception Center for Army personnel is located on Lewis Main, Building 2021, Pendleton Avenue and is open 365/24/7. Unaccompanied Army Service members (Sergeant and below) are billeted at the HHC Joint Base Reception Barracks. Accompanied Service members make their own lodging arrangements via the JBLM Lodging Office, IHG (253) 964-0211. All Army Service members participate in either a three (3) day in processing schedule (E-6 and above, CW2 and above and O3 and above) and all junior officers and enlisted participate in five (5) day in-processing.
AIR FORCE - If you are on an assignment with the U.S. Air Force and you arrive at McChord Field between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, you are directed to report to your squadron's Command Support (CSS). Your unit will schedule all your future appointments as well as when to attend the In-Person Newcomers' Orientation. If you arrive on McChord Field during non-duty hours stop by the Candlewood Suite, at 1147 Barnes Blvd or call telephone number 253- 300-9200. A staff member at the Candlewood Suite can assist with questions concerning your arrival at McChord Field. McChord Field does not have a base operator, it has an automated telephone number locator available 24-hours. The locator's telephone number is DSN 312-382-1110 or commercial 253-982-1110.
Be sure to wear your duty uniform when in-processing or doing official visits to McChord Field agencies. Effective June 2021, all members that need to be in-processed with Finance will accomplish their travel vouchers virtually through the Comptroller Services Portal (CSP). Service members without an us.af.mil email address will use e-Finance or contact the Finance org box at 62CPTSHelp@u.s.af.mil. Please see your CSS for more Finance In-processing information. Base in-processing is done at each unit's respective CSS.