Leading the Way Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) began in 1917, when 70,000 acres of Washington land was acquired by Pierce County and was donated to the federal government to create Camp Lewis. Since that time, JBLM has grown into the largest Army-led joint base in the United States and is the only Army Power Projection Platform west of the Rocky Mountains.
JBLM is home to the Army's I Corps and the Air Force's 62nd Airlift wing as well as a number of reserve components. Camp Murray is located adjacent to JBLM and is home to Several Air and Army National Guard units.
About I Corps
The United States Army I Corps commands most Army units at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and conducts planning and liaison with other assigned active and Reserve component units located in the continental United States. It is one of four corps headquarters in the active Army, and one of three based in the continental United States.
I Corps has been designated as one of the active Army's contingency corps. I Corps stays prepared to deploy on short notice worldwide to command up to five divisions or a joint task force.
About 62nd Airlift Wing
The 62d Airlift Wing is the primary United States Air Force active-duty wing on McChord Field. The wing is part of Air Mobility Command and provides the Department of Defense a fast, flexible and responsive airlift capability, with a primary mission to develop and sustain expeditionary Airmen to deliver global airlift for America.
In addition, as the provider of the Prime Nuclear Airlift Force, the 62nd is the only wing in the Department of Defense tasked to airlift nuclear weapons and materials.