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Directorate of Personnel and Family Readiness - Joint Base Lewis McChord
Start with us! With an extensive menu of programs and multiple locations to serve you, the Directorate of Personnel & Family Readiness is here to ensure Service members and their Families, Retirees, and DoD Civilians have all the tools to successfully navigate the military life and beyond.
Call 253-967-7166 to connect with a Community Information Specialist
Looking for ACS Services or the A&FRC?You've come to the right place. In 2017, Army Community Service (ACS), the Directorate of Human Resources (DHR), and the Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) on JBLM were consolidated into one organization - the Directorate of Personnel & Family Readiness (DPFR). We offer all the same programs and services, with expanded service delivery in multiple locations across the installation.
What We Do
DPFR helps Service members and their Families maintain mission and Family readiness by promoting and teaching resiliency, stability and self-reliance. We provide programs and resources for Service members (all branches, including National Guard and Reserve), their Families, retirees and DoD civilians.
Welcome to your JBLM Adventure!
Beginning in December, Welcome to your JBLM Adventure will be conducted twice a month:
►One in-person session on the first Tuesday: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the Grandstaff Library
►One virtual session on the fourth Tuesday: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. via Facebook Live at fb.com/jblmdpfr
Click -HERE- to see the new flyer
Visit the Grandstaff Memorial Library on JBLM Main every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. for "Welcome to Your JBLM Adventure!". This event helps those new to JBLM learn about important programs and services on the installation, as well as information on #JBLMSoundLiving in the Pacific Northwest. No registration required, just show up!
After the briefing, join us for a bus tour of JBLM Main & North. Transportation provided, tour lasts approximately one hour.
No childcare? Children are welcome at both the briefing and on the bus tour!
JBLM Sound Summit
The JBLM Sound Summit is a forum where you can hear about what's happening on the installation, as well as important information from our community partners.
Each month is a different theme based upon resiliency topics and making the most out of being stationed in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Community Resource Guide
The Community Resource Guide contains a list of resources available to members of the JBLM community. It does not provide exhaustive information about each resource. Instead, it provides just enough information for you to quickly determine what resources are available to serve your needs.
DPFR Services - By Location
Waller Hall 2140 Liggett Ave., JBLM Main
DPFR McChord 100 COL Joe Jackson Blvd., JBLM McChord Field
Our primary hub on JBLM McChord Field. Known on most Air Force Bases as the Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC). Services at this location include:
Family Resource Center 4274 Idaho Ave, JBLM Main
The Family Resource Center is one of the main training locations for DPFR Family programs, and is available for JBLM Units and Organizations to reserve on a space-available basis for events, meetings, and ceremonies. DPFR services at this location include:
|Armed Forces Family Action Plan (AFFAP)||Armed Forces Family Team Building (AFFTB)|
|Installation Volunteer Corps||DPFR Marketing Office|
Please note: As of March 2020, the FRC is temporarily unable to take reservations at this time. We will update this message when availability is restored. If you have any questions, please contact 253-967-9496.
Hawk Career Center 11577 41st Division Dr., JBLM North
A one-stop-shop for all things Employment. Whether you're a Service member transitioning out of active service, or a Miiltary Spouse seeking job search assistance, you'll find it at the Hawk. Services at this location include:
|Career Choice Financial Counseling||Community Information Services|
|Employment Readiness Program||Servicemember for Life - Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP)|
Service Member & Family Assistance Center (SFAC) 9059 Gardner Loop., JBLM Main
The SFAC helps meet the unique needs of wounded, ill and injured Service members and their Families as they heal and prepare for transition back to their military career or into the civilian workforce. Services at this location include:
|Career Skills Program||Community Information Services|
|Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)||Education Services|
|Financial Readiness Program||Military Personnel Services (Human Resources)|
Stone Education Center 6242 Colorado Ave., JBLM Main
Home of the Army Continuing Education Services (ACES) program on JBLM, which provides education advising services to Service members, Families, DoD Civilians, Retirees, and veterans. Additional Services at this location include testing, language testing, GoArmyEd and college support, TA and VA benefits assistance and employment opportunities.
The following colleges have offices on site:
|Brandman University||Central Texas College|
|Central Washington University||Pierce College|
|St. Martin's University||University of Maryland - University College|
Note: The McChord Field Education & Training Center provides support to Air Force Service Members and their Families. Visit their website -HERE-
Bldg. 2008 2008-B N. 3rd St., JBLM Main
Services available at this location are the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Drug Testing & Deterrance.
DPFR Services - Alphabetical Listing
- Air Force Aid Society (AFAS)
- Armed Forces Family Action Plan (AFFAP)
- Armed Forces Family Team Building (AFFTB)
- Army Emergency Relief (AER)
- Community Information Services (CIS)
- Education Services (ACES, Advising, Academic Testing, APT, Colleges, Related Programs & Resources)
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Employment Readiness Program (ERP)
- Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
- Family Advocacy Program (FAP)
- Family Resource Center (FRC)
- Financial Readiness Program (FRP)
- Installation Volunteer Corps (IVC)
- Key Spouse Program
- Military Personnel Services (DEERS/ID Cards, Reassignments, In/Out Processing, Transition Processing Center, Personnel Readiness & Soldier Actions, Casualty Assistance)
- Mobilization, Deployment & SSO
- Outreach Program
- R2 Prevention (Substance Abuse)
- Records Management, Mail & FOIA
- Relocation Readiness Program & Newcomers
- Retirement Services (Army)
- Retiree Activities (Air Force)
- SHARP & SAPR
- Service Member & Family Assistance Center (SFAC)
- Service Member for Life - Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP)
- Soldier & Family Readiness Groups (SFRG)
- Survivor Outreach Services (SOS)
DPFR Sponsored Programs & Initiatives
- Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS)
- Foster Parent Recruitment Initiative
- Military & Family Life Counselors (MFLC)
Parent/Child Activity Center
Escape Zone 841 Fairway Rd., JBLM McChord Field
The Escape Zone offers parents and their children ages 5 and younger a place to learn and play together. Learn to socialize and have fun with this FREE program on McChord Field.