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VISITOR INFORMATION

1.    Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is a controlled access installation   

         

2.    The Visitor Center for JBLM - Lewis Main and Lewis North is located at Exit 120 off of I-5 near Liberty Gate.  The hours are 0500 – 2200 daily.  In addition to providing passes for non-affiliated visitors to JBLM, we also conduct Automated Installation Entry Registration, Weapons Registration, and Vehicle Registration at this location from 0500 - 1900 daily.  During the hours that this Visitor Center is closed motorists should proceed to Liberty Gate for processing.

 

3.  The Visitor Center for JBLM – McChord Field is located at Exit 125 off of I-5 near the main gate of McChord Field.  The hours are 0600 – 1930 daily.  In addition to providing passes for non-affiliated visitors to JBLM, we also conduct Automated Installation Entry Registration, Weapons Registration, and Vehicle Registration at this location from 0600 - 1930 daily.

 

4.   Authorized ID Card holders include: 

    - Military personnel and their family members
    - DA Civilian employees and their family members
    - Retired Military DA Civilians and their family members
    - Certain Contract employees with a Common Access Card
    - Family members of deployed contractors.

 

5.  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:

    - Valid vehicle registration 
    - Proof of current vehicle insurance 
    - Valid driver’s license

 

6.  Residents expecting guests who will be visiting and require a pass valid for more than 1 day, are now authorized to call the Visitor Center 72 hours in advance and place a  request for the visitor to be issued an extended pass.  The request should not exceed the required dates needed.  Passes may only be issued for a maximum of 30 days.  Procedures are:

    - Call the visitor center at:  967-4794 within 72 hours of your guests’ arrival.
    - Provide your name and your residence address for confirmation with the installation housing roster.
    - Provide the name and date of arrival for your expected guest(s)
    - Provide the time-frame that they will be on post (not to exceed 30 days)
    - Visitor Center personnel will maintain a file of advance requests
    - Ensure your guest knows to inform Visitor Center personnel that an advance request for a pass has been submitted in their name.
    - Guests must submit all information listed in Para #5 to be issued a pass.

 

7.  ALL vehicle occupants, aged 16 or older, are required to present photo ID for entry to Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

 

8.  For questions on Access Control you may contact the Lewis Main Visitor Center at 967-4794, or the McChord Field Visitor Center at 982-2588.

 

9.  All vehicles entering Joint Base Lewis-McChord are subject to inspection at any time.  These inspections are conducted as an installation force protection measure.  Refusal to submit to the inspection will result in a denial of access to the installation.

 10.  Authorized ID Cardholders (Military and DoD Civilian employees) who have access to the Local Area Network and are able to digitally sign their email are authorized to sponsor guests via email.  Sponsors can send the full name of the guest, date of arrival, and the length of stay.  Passes can be issued as valid for up to 30 days.  Sponsors should identify whether the guest will process at the Lewis or McChord Field Visitor Center.  Sponsors will receive a confirmation email once the request has been processed.  Guests should identify to Visitor Center Staff  that they have been email sponsored. The address for the digitally signed email is: usarmy.jblm.imcom.list.des-security-and-access@mail.mil

 

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Last updated on:  19 May 2014 11:41U