Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), WA
If you are any kind of sportsman, you are going to live Ft Lewis. You can go from sea level to 14,400 feet in 30 minutes. Fishing and hunting is some of the best in the Northwestern part of the US. If you are a PT addict there are opportunities to run, climb, ski (water and snow). Check in at the replacement center. As mentioned it takes about a week to process you to your unit. A long long time who it was pretty boring. Early morning formation. People shipping were called out everyone else cleaned the barracks. But once you start processing it goes very quickly. Enjoy the duty station. I served 3 tours at Lewis and loved every one of them.
As stated above, JBLM is beautiful. The Scenery is amazing, on a nice day Mt. Rainer looks over JBLM. I’ve been stationed there since 2016 and loved everyday of it. There is always something to do off post, all you have to do is look. I make monthly trips to Rainer (Not now, currently at Camp Hump). It rains a lot or is over cast but don’t let that ruin your day. Just cause it’s raining doesn’t mean then fun stops.
Permanent Change of Stations (PCS) orders will vaguely tell you either the Battalion, Brigade, or the Replacement company of the military installation in which you are reporting to. Always remember this.....no matter where you ever PCS to, you will always report to replacement/reception. You will NEVER PCS to a new duty station location and report directly to your unit. JBLM has to receive you first before your gaining unit does (if that makes sense).
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