FORT LEWIS, WA — The latest information concerning soon-to-be Joint Base Lewis-McChord can be found on the internet at info.lewis-mcchord.army.mil.
The recently launched Web site features news and information on the development and creation of Joint Base-Lewis McChord.
For more than three months, a team of Army and Air Force employees and contractors have worked together to develop the Lewis-McChord joint basing Web site.
“Everything about the Lewis-McChord joint basing Web site, from its concept and development to its dynamic content has been truly a joint effort,” said Capt. Suzanne Ovel, the 62nd Airlift Wing’s joint basing public affairs officer.
“We strove to ensure that the site represents the spirit of what will be Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and I believe we succeeded,” said Ovel.
The site offers joint base information in several forms-including downloadable videos, interactive graphic maps, news articles and frequently asked questions.
According to Joe Jimenez, a Fort Lewis joint base public affairs specialist, the recently launched Web site is the best place to find current information on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
“As we move closer to becoming a joint base in January 2010, more people are paying attention to what may change on both bases. This site is already beginning to make a complex process easy to understand,” said Jimenez.
Local community members have given the site a collective thumbs-up.
“Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base are so very important to our region. This new Web site is a great way to get information on the new joint base – it’s more than just a snap shot of information,” said Gary D. Brackett, manager of business and trade development for the
Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber.
Jeff Brewster, director of communications and government relations for the City of Lakewood says the Web site is helpful for communities surround the bases.
“The new joint basing Web site provides an abundance of useful information for surrounding communities to learn more about the details of the upcoming merge of these installations.”
Please visit the Lewis-McChord joint basing Web site at info.lewis-mcchord.army.mil.