Fort Lewis is located in the Pacific Northwest. It is
45 miles south of Seattle on Interstate 5. If you are driving, you
should have no trouble finding Fort Lewis. Interstate 5 divides the
post; Exit 120 will take you to Fort Lewis main gate, which is open 24 hours a
day. If you arrive by train, Tacoma is the stop nearest to
post. Taxi and bus service are available from the
station. Those traveling by bus can make connections directly to Fort
Lewis. Report to Waller Hall inprocessing Bldg. 2140.
If you arrive by commercial airline, information and
assistance are available at the USO open 24 hours on the second floor in the
Seattle-Tacoma (SEA-TAC) International Airport. There is no airport
in Tacoma, it is the SEA/TAC located between the two cities. Shuttle
service is available from the airport directly to Waller Hall Welcome Center at
Fort Lewis. While awaiting transportation, you and your family may
relax in the USO lounge.
The Airporter Shuttle
Service is available it will bring you to Fort Lewis Mini-Mall North Fort,
Waller Hall (Bldg 2140), Lodge (Bldg 2111), Madigan Hospital (Nursing Tower) or
McChord AMO Pass Terminal. Reservation is not taken from
Sea-Tac. However, round trip ticket holders are boarded
first. From Sea-Tac, passengers will be picked up at main terminal
bagagge level door #00.
The phone number is 1-800-562-7948, leaving
Sea-Tac (be at south end baggage level door #00 at least 15 minutes prior to
scheduled departure time) 6:00; 8:30; 11:00 a.m.; 1:30; 4:00; 6:00; 9:00; 11:30
PLEASE NOTE: In Washington, all children age 3 and under
are required to use safety seats, with children age 1 and under sitting in
rear-facing seats. All seats should be places in the rear seats -
unless that is impossible, as in the case with trucks. Under no
circumstances, however, should rear-facing seats be used in the front when there
are air bags.
Fort Lewis is a closed
post. In order to gain access to the post, you must have a valid
vehicle post sticker. To register vehicles a current drivers license,
proof of insurance, and vehicle registration will be needed.