Here's the site bringing together news and stats on the future growth of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
One week ago we started taking reservations for our Valentine's Day of Pampering to honor and salute the spouses and significant others of deployed military personnel in the South Sound.  We are well over 300 RSVPs as of this afternoon, as well as completely booked in our daycare.  The good folks at Lacey Learning Center have agreed to watch over the 350+ kids we expect to be dropped off during the 4-hour event at St. Martin's University.  We have a load of public support for the event including make-up, massage, jewelry, wine, food, psychic, tanning, and hair professionals.  We can always use more.   Other highlights include instructors to teach both ballroom and belly dancing.
If you would like to be involved as a business, email us at [email protected].


It's time for your business to start planning for the return of 18,000 troops to Fort Lewis.  According to stats at the Fort Lewis Ranger newspaper, the first wave of troops return beginning in the mid-March timeframe with the return of the 1st Corps headquarters and a couple other smaller units (roughly 1,500 sodleirs).

Then, beginning in May with advanced parties, three Stryker Brigades make the return over the summer, plus two other Fort Lewis brigades.

It's a major influx of troops returning with extra combat pay in their pockets.  To stay abreast of this news, follow the Fort Lewis Blog.