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The City of Lakewood is the host community for Joint Base Lewis-McChord , the west coast's only power projection platform, which was formed in 2010 by the merger of McChord Air Force Base and the Fort Lewis Army installation.

The City of Lakewood also borders Camp Murray, the headquarters of the Washington Military Department , which includes the Washington Air National Guard and the Washington Army National Guard.

The Veterans Administration (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System also has a large division located at American Lake, which shares boundaries with Lakewood, Camp Murray, and JBLM.

Learn more about these installations and about the military presence in the South Sound, as well as how the community can be involved with the military, at www.ssmcp.org