Bases to join in 2009

By weeklyvolcano on May 14, 2008


Though it seems to be “all quiet on the Western front” at Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base, officials announced earlier this month that the two installations will merge in 2009.

According to a law passed in November of 2005, Fort Lewis and McChord, as well as 10 other active duty installations, will be combined with one base of the combined pairs assuming responsibility for base operating support functions and the operations and management portion of sustainment, restoration and modernization. Here, that installation is Fort Lewis.

For years, comments from Fort Lewis and McChord fell along the lines of everything is still in the planning stages with Base Realignment and Closure.   

In a performance work statement issued by Fort Lewis’ Contracting Office in 2006, the report stated that a “Joint Base Lewis-McChord implementation study was accomplished between 28 July and 15 November 2005.”

Results of that study have yet to be made public.