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What special forces unit is at JBLM?

1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)

 

The 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) has a long and storied history serving the Nation during peacetime and war. Stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, the 1st SFG (A) is the lead Special Forces Group on operations in Asia and the Pacific.

Special Forces units perform seven doctrinal missions: Unconventional Warfare, Foreign Internal Defense, Special Reconnaissance, Direct Action, Combating Terrorism, Counter-proliferation, and Information Operations. These missions make Special Forces unique in the U.S. military, because they are employed throughout the three stages of the operational continuum: peacetime, conflict and war.

Special Forces Soldiers are renowned for their ability to deploy in small teams, operate independently, and conduct their mission in austere environments. Whatever situation may arise, be assured the men of the Special Forces stand ready to answer the Nation's call to duty - De Oppresso Liber.

 
 
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Can Dod Civilians live on JBLM?
The Housing Division offers a broad array of housing services for service members, their families and Department of Defense civilians including the following: Unaccompanied Personnel Housing Services – Includes on base barracks and dormitories and Certificate of Non-Availability processing.
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Does McChord AFB have a hospital?

The McChord Clinic provides these walk-in services for adult patients enrolled to the Family Medicine Medical homes Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • Blood Pressure Checks (Kiosk in lobby area)
  • Immunizations
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Suture Removal
  • Test for Urinary Tract Infections (Women 18-50 years)
  • Throat Cultures

Who can be seen at this location

Patients seen at the McChord Clinic are enrolled specifically to that clinic, and include active duty service members, families, and selected retirees.

 
 
FOR MADIGAN HOSPITAL INFORMATION- Located on the Fort Lewis side:
Madigan is the second-largest military hospital in the Army and provides a wide array of medical services, such as general medical and surgical care, patient-centered adult and pediatric primary care, a 24-hour emergency room, specialty clinics, behavioral health, and wellness services.

 
Who gets stationed at JBLM?
Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is a pivotal military installation located in the Pacific Northwest, near Tacoma, Washington. Formed by the merging of Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base in 2010, JBLM serves as a major hub for military operations and readiness.
 
What is the biggest military base in Washington? JBLM
When Fort Lewis Army Base and McChord Air Force Base combined into Joint Base Lewis-McChord ( JBLM ) on January 31, 2010, the base became the largest military installation in the western United States. JBLM encompasses over 415,000 acres, including the Yakima Training Center in Central Washington. 

 
What is McChord AFB known for?
McChord Air Force Base, now part of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, is renowned for its strategic role in air mobility and transport operations. Historically, it has been a key hub for the U.S. Air Force's Air Mobility Command, facilitating the rapid deployment of troops, equipment, and humanitarian aid across the globe. The base is home to a fleet of C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, which are pivotal in providing global airlift capabilities. McChord AFB has also played a crucial role in various military operations and relief efforts, underscoring its importance in supporting U.S. and allied forces. Additionally, the base is recognized for its commitment to excellence in training, with facilities dedicated to honing the skills of airmen in air traffic control and aeronautical management, ensuring operational readiness and efficiency in all its missions.
Where is the best place to live if stationed at JBLM?

When stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), choosing the best place to live depends on your personal preferences and lifestyle needs. Puyallup, DuPont, Lacey, and Yelm each offer unique benefits:

  1. DuPont: Located just North outside the gates of JBLM, DuPont is an ideal choice for those who prefer minimal commute times. It is a small, planned community with a family-friendly atmosphere, offering numerous parks, walking trails, and a safe environment. Its proximity to the base also makes it popular among military families.

  2. Lacey: SE of the base, Lacey appeals to those seeking a balance between urban and suburban living. It provides a variety of shopping, dining, and recreational opportunities, including access to beautiful parks and lakes. Lacey is known for its good schools and community-oriented atmosphere, making it great for families.

  3. Puyallup: NE of JBLM, Puyallup offers a more suburban-rural mix with the added advantage of being close to the amenities of larger cities like Tacoma and Seattle. The city is famous for its vibrant community events, including the Washington State Fair. Puyallup also boasts a historic downtown area, a range of housing options, and scenic views of Mount Rainier.

  4. Yelm: South. For those who prefer a quieter, more rural setting, Yelm is an excellent choice. Located southeast of JBLM, Yelm features a small-town feel with a growing number of services and amenities. Its distance from major urban centers means less congestion and a peaceful living environment, which is perfect for those looking to disconnect from the hustle and bustle after work.

Ultimately, the best place to live while stationed at JBLM will depend on your priorities, such as commute time, community vibe, school quality, and local amenities. Each of these towns offers a supportive community for military families, making them all worthy options.

Keep in mind, a real estate or mortgage professional are not allowed to answer this question as it is called "steering." We are not in those industries so we can give our opinion. Feel free to use the contact us button if you need more.  

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Can civilians enter JBLM?
An adult, authorized DOD sponsor (18 or older), willing to sponsor your base access, must be available by phone to complete the pass issuance process. Following a routine background check, visitors will receive a Temporary Pass and instructions allowing them to enter the installation.
 
What is JBLM's zip code?
JBLM Zip Code - Joint Base Lewis McChord Zip Code
 
98433 - Army - Lewis side
 
98431 - Madigan Hospital
 
98438 - McChord side Airfield areas
 
98439 - McChord - Housing, BX, Commissary 
 
 
 
Where is JBLM Clothing and Sales
You can find a map and more info for Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Clothing and Sales on the Army / Lewis side:  VISIT HERE
 
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Reviews on DiscoverJBLM.com
Business listings may display reviews with their profile.  Naturally they may select reviews they wish to promote their business.
 
It is up to the consumer to check all reviews to make an informed decision which you can find on Google, Yelp, Trip Advisor etc...
 
Reviews generated on DiscoverJBLM.com are reviews from verified email addresses.  If an email address is invalid, the review is removed as we assume the review may be invalid.  
 
We discourage solicited reviews, paid reviews or reviews where the reviewer is compensated. 
Do you use affiliate links?
Though we prefer traditional advertising with us, we do promote affiliate links at times for products that we find interesting or would be of use to others.  
 
 
Do I have to register to use the site?

No. You can browse and search the site without registering.  Registration is primarily for those wishing to add their business or events to the site.  

However, registration is also required for those wishing to post in the classifieds section.
 
Who owns DiscoverJBLM.com?
DiscoverJBLM.com was created by U.S. Army Master Sergeant (R) Dave Maestas.
He is a retired Airborne Ranger (2/75 Ranger Regiment) and Special Forces "Green Beret" (1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
 
He has almost four years of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan also leading Special Forces Teams (ODAs) as the Team Sergeant.
 
Member of the US Army Ranger Association, Special Forces Association, Long Range Surveillance Association, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Combat Infantry. with over 21 years living in the JBLM area with 15 years of his service stationed at JBLM. Both of our young children were born at Madigan Hospital on JBLM. Yes, we got lucky. We have a connection with JBLM that most will never know.
 
Since retiring, through his businesses in Washington he has been a member of Ignite-U, Tacoma Chamber of Commerce, Lakewood Chamber, Gig Harbor Chamber, Lacey Chamber, Yelm Chamber, IN Team and many more.
He is the Vice President of the Tacoma Events Commission producing large scale events such as the former Tacoma Freedom Fair along the Ruston Way waterfront in Tacoma with over 125,000 in attendance, Gray Sky Blues Music Festival, Air Shows, Orting Pumpkin Fest.
He is a co-owner of the West Coast Italian Radio Network broadcasted nationally online with ABC News radio and local stations in Palm Springs, California.
Dave is the CEO of Discover Maestro, a media and marketing agency. He grew his business and followings and helps his clients do the same. Operating with entities in nine states, he grew from a humble and struggling beginning of offering social media management for $49 bucks per month.
He built this affordable platform and over 170,000 people in his JBLM area Facebook groups so that people had an option to advertise. Compare this to the local newspaper for military which generally is around $400 per month for the smallest ad 2"x2" or even the MWR which charges thousands of dollars more to be able to be on base and advertise to the military.
DiscoverJBLM.com was created by MSG(R) Dave Maestas. He is a retired Airborne Ranger (2/75 Ranger Regiment) and Special Forces "Green Beret" (1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), almost four years of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Member of the US Army Ranger Association, Special Forces Association, & Long Range Surveillance Association. with over 21 years living in the JBLM area with 15 years of his service stationed at JBLM. Both of our young children were born at Madigan Hospital on JBLM. Yes, we got lucky. We have a connection with JBLM that most will never know.
 
Through his businesses he has been a member of Ignite-U, Tacoma Chamber of Commerce, Lakewood Chamber, Gig Harbor Chamber, Lacey Chamber, Yelm Chamber, IN Team and many more.
 
He built this affordable platform and over 170,000 people in his JBLM area Facebook groups so that people had an option to advertise. Compare this to the local newspaper for military which generally is around $400 per month for the smallest ad 2"x2" or even the MWR which charges thousands of dollars more to be able to be on base and advertise to the military.
Most importantly, DiscoverJBLM produces measured results. Analytics are key to your success with us.
 
"In my opinion, most places that advertise to the military market are significantly over-priced with unrealistic expectations, they cannot show you results so that you know your advertising is effective.  We do." - Dave Maestas
 
We wanted to stand up for others and offer them this service. We wish we could offer our services for free, however we have overhead and costs to ensure our enterprises run smoothly, provide results for our clients and overmatched for good order.
DiscoverJBLM is part of our nationwide network with sites across military bases, cities and counties and social media pages and groups driving traffic to each other. Use the contact us at the bottom of the page to reach us and schedule an appointment.
What is your privacy policy?

See Privacy Policy for details.

DiscoverJBLM's Social Media
Membership Required on DiscoverJBLM.com
In order to post business in our social media groups, it requires a membership listing on DiscoverJBLM.com.  We are a business networking entity.  There is a great deal of cutting edge technology, a massive audience that we built over almost 10 years and at great expense.  That audience is local and national which we drive traffic from base to base (post). 
 
This is not a new concept.  If you join your local chamber of commerce or any other business networking group, you can't join or post in their social media groups unless you are a member.  Yes, you have to pay to join them first.  
Networking is marketing 101.  You can't join the chamber of commerce for free just because you want to hang out with the people.  
 
If you join a multi-level / direct marketing company, you can't post in their groups unless you are a part of their company.  Millions of businesses, groups and organizations have their own private groups.  You can't join unless you are a member.  Yes, you have to pay to join them first.
 
Every single member who joins our groups has specifically agreed to our group rules and volunteered for membership.  
 
Ultimately, it us unfair to our members to have non-members post business in our groups. Our rules are clearly stated when requested to join and are agreed to upon requesting entry.  Anyone removed for violating the rules are notified and given the opportunity to join again as a business member. Ultimately, we want you to succeed with us.  It is nothing personal if you are removed. Come back when you are ready.
 
Our system limits the amount of people posting businesses in our groups and allows for more personal interaction. You will notice the difference while being a member in our groups. We meticulously prune our groups removing fake accounts, accounts no longer active and those from suspicious countries. No one else does this which leaves them open to scams. This also gives you the most true numbers to active members. Above all, we don't have time for drama in our groups and work to make our groups a respectful place to be.  The drama llamas are removed but you can find them in other groups.  Not ours. 
 
Every large facebook group around JBLM has a business background to it.  Whether it's photography, real estate, food delivery, schooling, etc... EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.  Occasionally some of these other groups or their members are upset that we don't allow them to join and post their business and they may state their disagreement under the guise of "unfair."  We lay out the rules right from the start.  Joining us is voluntary.
 
We understand that some do not understand the scope of what we do.  It's easy to say, "It's unfair to have to pay for services" but is that really American? We are an advertising platform just like any other advertising platform on the planet.  We would love for TV to promote us for free as well.  Truthfully, you can't get a better deal to advertise than this, anywhere else. Ultimately it has taken over 8 years of hard work to build.  No one should ever have to give away their efforts for free. That's unAmerican. Every single person is given the option to join or or not when they first visit our site or social media groups.  Every 6 months or so we get someone upset that we won't allow them to advertise their business for free. It's shameful to make that demand on false pretenses for personal gain and we are forced to ban them from our groups. Those are the people you don't want to do business with anyways. 
 
We don't demand anyone's products and services for free.  This is a business.  We don't take our groups personally, even when the dependas ask us to refer to them by their husband's rank or demand that they are entitled so we should provide them our services for free.  I spent 20 years of my life serving in the Army and our nation with over 4 years overseas in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere as an Airborne Ranger and Special Forces "Green Beret." I earned the right to run my business as I wish.  
 
Want to see the technology involved that you can get also?  CLICK HERE 
 
Pets / Animals
We will delete your posts from our Facebook groups if you violate this rule.
 
Allowed: Animal cages, Products for animal use such as toys, collars, etc.
 
Sharing from your personal page
Please do not share from your personal page into a group. Here is what happens, when you delete the post from your personal page, it creates an error messages within the group.  
 
When you have many people doing it, it creates many errors. Not cool. 
Thanks for understanding.  We try and make our groups fluid experiences.  
 
What do you use your money for?
We find that is really, no one else's business.  But we shall indulge.  The majority goes right back into the business and promoting our sites and social media.  We have software costs.  We have personnel costs. 
 
Ask MWR how much it is to advertise with them.  Ask how much it is just to be on those TV screens in the bowling alley.
 
Ask your local military newspaper how much it costs to advertise with them.
Call a radio station.  TV.
 
We encourage it.  News flash, there are fees to advertise with them. It isn't free.  
 
They all charge four times as much as we do to advertise.  They don't have 170,000 people in their local facebook groups. Real people. 
 
On our opinion they are overpriced with unrealistic expectations for their prices, ineffective, do not provide you a means to measure the success of your advertising with them.  We do. 
Joining DiscoverJBLM
How Long Does a Listing Run?

Please see our Pricing page for information about listing plans.

What Category Should I Put My listing In?

Choose the category that best fits.  If your business category isn't listed, we can add it.  It may be added as a subcategory.  For example, if you sell watches, your category may fall under "shopping."  

Refund Policy
We are confident in what we built to advertise your business.
If you are unsatisfied of your featured listing within 30 days, we will refund you.  No questions.  There is no advertiser in Washington State that will offer you that.
We are Veteran owned. We will have a big smile, shake your hand and we wish you the best.
Plus, we will show you the statistics of the leads that we sent your business.  
 
 
How much do listings cost?

Please see our Pricing page for information about listing plans.

We are a national marketing agency operating on most military bases across the country.  
Each location has different fees.  We can't physically reside at each location however generally there are staff or others with us at each location.   

 





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