• Commissaries adjust shopping limits, implement: ‘No ID touching,’ begin 100% ID checks and prepare for suspension of early bird hours.

    Please be prepared to stand in line before entering the JBLM COMMISSARY. The Commissary is taking every precaution to be proactive to insure health and safety of each service member and their family. There is a screening process before entering to include, washing hands and sterlizing carts . ONLY ID holders may enter this site, no guests at this time. For the safety of all patrons, the Militray Police is conducting courtesy patrols. For more information, please click on the link: JBLM Covid- 19 Impacts

    EFFECTIVE APRIL 16TH, 'FACE COVERINGS' WILL BE REQUIRED in order to shop at the Lewis Main Commissary: ALL DeCA EMPLOYEES and ALL PATRONS MUST WEAR A 'FACE COVERING' when entering, working or shopping in any DeCA Commissaries or facilities; this applies to ALL STORES including the McChord Field Commissary. For more information, please click on the link JBLM Commissaries Update




  • All routine and non-urgent appointments at Madigan Hospital are postponed; rescheduling is underway according to Madigan's commander. Call the appointment line for recommendations if you have not already heard from the hospital -- the number is 800.404.4506.

    The drive-thru pharmacy window at Madigan will be open extended hours from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturdays, for pick-up of completed (already filled) prescriptions. Although the drive-thru window will be open Saturday as previously mentioned, the Medical Mall and the outpatient pharmacy will be closed Saturday and Sunday and there will be no walk-in access. To protect Madigan's high-risk patients, it's okay at this time to have family members or friends pick up your prescription. Any family member or friend will need to bring a copy of the patient's DoD ID with them. Please be advised that peak times for the drive-thru are generally 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and between 4 and 6 p.m. Please use the drive-thru at other times if at all possible. Pharmacy intake will take place in the main pharmacy. Patients will then be asked to return during a specific window of time to the drive-thru to pick up those medications. This will reduce the number of people in the pharmacy waiting area at any given time, decreasing the risk and exposure of our patients. Use of the automated call-in refill system (Audiocare 253.968.2999) is strongly encouraged for refills. Other pharmacies on base are for those enrolled at those pharamcies.

    MADIGAN Army Medical Center UPDATE:

    COVID-19: Visitation Policy Changes to be implemented March 22

    In our continuing effort to hamper the spread of COVID-19, effective Wednesday March 25, 2020, Madigan has further updated its visitation policy for the hospital and our outlying clinics:

    Madigan is moving to a no visitor policy. There will be very few exceptions. Patients, visitors and staff will be screened prior to entering the facility for any COVID-19 symptoms based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) screening criteria. Inpatient visitation at the hospital will be restricted from 8:00a.m. - 7:00p.m., 7 days-a-week.

    Staff will ask visitors to start packing up their items for exit around 6:30p.m., to ensure they can exit no later than 7:00p.m. through designated Madigan exits. Visitors should use the most direct routes when traveling to their destination and exiting the facility.

    Visitors under the age of 18 or over the age of 60 will not be permitted.

    Please Click here for more information: Madigan Visitor Policy Updates



    U.S. Army photo by Joseph Jones, Madigan PAO




Gate information

  • A: At 5 a.m. March 30, JBLM will go into its nine-gate plan until further notice. The following are the hours of operation of the nine gates:

    The Liberty, Madigan, Lewis North, East Gate, and McChord Field Main gates are open 24 hours. The DuPont, Logistics Center, Integrity and Barnes gates are open daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit our Gate Operations link on the website's main page for more information and a map.

Town Hall Updates

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    Beginning this week, JBLM will be moving to one weekly live broadcast through the end of June. Join us every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. to learn more about our programs and connect directly with members of the DPFR Team.

    JBLM leaders will stream live at 3 p.m. May 12 to talk about the base’s ongoing defense against COVID-19 and impacts on the installation. Join us on JBLM FACEBOOK online, and ask your questions in real time. 

    For daily updates, visit:

JBLM Closures

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) continues to adjust along with the rest of the world in light of the COVID-19 virus.  The following are bullet points based on a recent command brief presented by I Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Randy George, plus daily releases dispensed by various organizations on and off the base.

    For more closures and openings please click on the link: JBLM Covid -19 Impacts


    • May 15, Retiree Appreciation Day
    • May 16, Armed Forces Day
    • July 4,  Freedom Fest


    Link to DPFR