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JBLM "Military Saves" Town Hall Educates Public on Importance of Financial...

02.26.15 — With the goal of educating service members on the importance of financial planning and personal readiness, Joint Base Lewis-McChord conducted a town hall meeting at the American Lake Conference Center as part of the annual Military Saves Event on February 26. Read More »

Month of the Military Child Poster Contest

02.25.15 — Every April, the U.S. military says thank you to some of the most imporant people in their lives, their children. April is month of the military child and as part of the fun for the Month of the Military Child the Joint Service Support is taking part in a poster contest for military children. Read More »

National Guard breaks ground on $28M readiness center on Camp Murray

02.19.15 — Congressman Denny Heck joined the leadership of the Washington National Guard to break ground on a new $28 million facility at Camp Murray on Feb. 18. Read More »

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Transition Summit to assist veterans seeking employment opportunities

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, along with lead sponsors Call of Duty Endowment (CODE), Starbucks, Toyota,... Read More »

JSS/Family Programs

The Joint Services Support (JSS) Directorate is designed to be a one-stop center for all Washington Guard veteran and family readiness services. We oversee transition services, state family programs and a resiliency care team. The JSS manages programs that provide Washington's Warriors, veterans and family members support services that enhance their well-being as well as promote their productive military participation.

Headquartered in Building 3 on Camp Murray, with locations at armories across the state, the JSS can provide assistance no matter where you’re located in Washington state.

Need emergency assistance?
Call 1-800-364-7492 (Available 24 hours)

Our mission is to:

  • Provide support to the Military, and family members of the Washington National Guard.

  • Be present at unit functions including unit training assemblies.

  • Provide education about the National Guard, Family Programs and Family Assistance Centers to Military members, families, and the general public.

  • Support the mission of all National Guard units.

  • Strive to be the Family Programs model in the United States.

Our purpose is to:

  • Enhance the quality of life for all Guard members, their families, and the communities in which they live.

  • Contribute to readiness and retention in the Washington National Guard.

Our vision is that:

  • Every member of each Washington National Guard family knows and understands the benefits to which they are entitled.

  • At a minimum, members know that by calling the Family Programs Office at 1-800-364-7492, they can get the answer to their questions or concerns.

  • Each Washington National Guard family is prepared to meet the challenges of a deployment or disaster, through education, preparedness and the assistance of their Family Support Group, which is postured to provide assistance to every Washington National Guard Family in the event of a deployment or disaster.

Transition Assistance Advisor
VA’s Airborne Hazards & Open Burn Pit Registry
Are you getting VA compensation and National Guard pay?


For a full list of contacts, please visit this listing.

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