Canadian Military Family Services U.S. (MFS(US)) is excited to welcome you to Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). JBLM is a short drive to the urban life of Tacoma and Olympia, to the water views of Gig Harbor, Lakewood and Steilacom as well as the family oriented neighborhoods of Lacey, Dupont and Spanaway. Joint Base Lewis-McChord is surrounded by breathtaking, spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains, Olympic Mountains and Mt. Rainier.
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The MFS(US) Team with the support of the Detachment Commander, the Advisory Committee and the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Service Members & Readiness Center, provide the Canadian Armed Forces families with an easily accessible resource of support and information thereby improving their health, well-being and quality of life. The MFS team endeavors to keep the community informed through newsletters, newcomer welcome services and email, to educate the USAF services about the Canadian community and what we do, and to become familiar with the US family services in order to be able to refer any military or family members to appropriate assistance/service should the need arise.
Fort Lewis (now known as Joint Base Lewis-McChord [JBLM]) has an almost 100 year history in the Pacific Northwest. With over 45,000 Service Members and civilian workers, Joint Base Lewis-McChord has so much to offer. We have 21 Canadian Military Families working at JBLM at the Canadian Detachment (Western Air Defense Sector), 1st Corps or 62nd Wing. We are a very close community and we are looking forward meeting you!