Selecting Your Home Location

"When searching for your new home, you will encounter many non-Department of Defense web sites. The following information is provided by the Military Relocation Center in accordance with  Army Regulation (AR) 420-1. If you encounter discrimination or illegal actions from links found on this web page please inform us immediately. After exploring the rental market we encourage you to contact us for consultation on your housing selection."

Location info: Joint Base Lewis-McChord is located in Pierce County
Thurston County is located South of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

If you wish to locate 15-25 minutes:

  • Federal Way is approximately 35 minutes North and between Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Seattle.
  • Gig Harbor is a quaint seaside town located approximately 35 minutes from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
  • Please be aware that the commute to/from Gig Harbor requires crossing the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Tolls are collected from all vehicles crossing the Tacoma Narrows Bridge traveling eastbound from Gig Harbor to Tacoma. Information on the toll rates and how to navigate the toll plaza may be viewed online at:
The appearance of hyperlinks to other sites does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army of these web sites or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities, such as, military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the U.S. Army does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. These links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of housing information at other installations.


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