Everything you need to know to get you and your family settled at your new duty station is right here!
Housing - Basic Allowance for Housing - Your BAH will be used in one of two ways. You can either rent on post from Equity Residential, or you can live off post. If you live off post, you can either rent or buy. Off-Post Rentals - You can choose to rent a home off post, but consider this: the typical rent will be higher than the average monthly mortgage payment if you choose to buy your own home. Off Post Housing - For your off post housing questions, including buying or renting, click the "housing" button as this area has a current listing of over 5,000 homes for sale in the Fort Lewis area.
Map of Fort Lewis - A basic map of Fort Lewis.
Units - Complete listing of units based out of Fort Lewis.
Schools - Here is our comprehensive listing of all the schools within our two-county area. Please call the school liason office at (253) 967-7195 for more information. Visit the homepage of your school to find out starting dates, events, vacations, and more. Your school will be determined by where you live. Schools in Thurston County are noted as some of the best around. For official on-post school information, you should contact the school liaison officer at the number noted above.
Hospital - More than 120,000 Soldiers, Family members and Retirees fall within Madigan's 40-mile catchment area. Madigan is home to more than 3,124 staff members, which includes 360 Doctors, 527 Nurses and 166 Residents, 50 Interns and 18 fellows. Madigan also has a large Red Cross program, boasting approximately 300 Volunteers who donate more than 10,000 hours monthly.
History of Fort Lewis - Fort Lewis was born out of World War I. In 1917, the Pierce County Electorate voted to bond themselves for $2,000,000 to purchase 70,000 acres for donation to the Federal Government for use as a military base. Camp Lewis was the first military installation to be created as the result of an outright gift of land by the citizens themselves. Camp Lewis received its name from Captain Meriwether Lewis from the Lewis and Clark Expedition of the 1804 - 1806 Corps of Discovery exploration for a "Northwest Passage" to the Pacific Ocean.
Local Business Directory - Search for local business.