Camp Murray

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41st Division Dr
Tacoma, WA 98433
1 (253) 512-8888

Established: 1917
Base Type: National Guard


About

Camp Murray in Washington is an Army base that serves as the state headquarters of the Washington National Guard (WANG), Washington State Guard and the Washington Air National Guard.

Camp Murray Address

Camp Murray is along 41st Division Drive in Tacoma, Wa 98430-5000 and is next to Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Contact Info

Phone: 253-512-2000

History

Camp Murray has a military history that dates back almost 10 years ahead of its largest sibling, Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Camp Murray was used during the Indian War of 1855 for military training associated with Fort Steilacoom. The location was officially commissioned as a National Guard Base in 1889, pre-dating Fort Lewis by a generation. Years later in 1922, Camp Murray officially became the National Guard state headquarters.

Throughout its history, Guardsmen assigned to the camp have gone through various missions. These included disaster relief efforts, the Mexican Border campaign against Pancho Villa, both World Wars, the Korean War, the Berlin Crisis, the Vietnam War, the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 and most recently the operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Old Arsenal Museum

Inside Camp Murray is the Old Arsenal Museum, wherein every detail has a story to tell about the Washington National Guard.

To begin with, one will see a collection of military vehicles, including an M-47 tank and an F101 jet fighter. An interesting fact here is that these two vehicles have a distance between them of 134 feet, which actually represents the number of years between the camp’s use by the U.S. military in 1855 and Washington’s Centennial in 1989.

There are also other significant facts in history there. Other distances within that museum serve to commemorate and honor the number of Guardsmen who were mobilized, killed or injured in various operations/campaigns all over the world.

Emergency Operations Center

The Washington Military Department in Bldg 1 in Camp Murray also holds the Emergency Operations Center, the state’s headquarters that handles emergency responses.  It serves as an information collection and disaster analysis center and coordinates the responses to ensure that those who need help are provided assistance quickly and effectively.

(Source: http://www.militarybases.us/camp-murray/)

Gate and Hours

  • JBLM- Lewis Main Visitor Center: 0500 – 2230 M-S
    Liberty (JBLM Lewis Main): 24/7

Quick Reference

Chapel
Fort Lewis
2001 South Liggett
(253) 967-3816

McChord Field
180 Col Joe Jackson Blvd
(253) 982-5556

Dining Facility
Courage Inn
Bldg 9129 Mil Park Ave (Jackson Ave)
(253) 966-1449
(253) 966-1363
(253) 966-1443

Olympic DFAC
Bldg 548, 116th Squadron & Outer Drive
(253) 982-4932

Education Office
Adult Education Center
6242 Colorado Ave.
(253) 967-7174

Equal Opportunity Advisor
Utah Ave, Bldg 5164
(253) 967-9078

Family Advocacy
2140 Liggett Ave
(253) 967-5901

Military & Family Readiness
Fort Lewis:
(253) 967-7166

McChord Field
(253) 982-2695

Public Affairs Office
Bldg 1010
(253) 967-0148

Fire Emergency Service
400 West Way
(253) 966-2615

Finance Office
Waller Hall
2140 Liggett Ave
(253) 967-4486

Housing Services Office
Fort Lewis
5128 Pendleton Ave
(253) 967-3581

McChord Field
3209 Maple Street
(253) 982-5517

Legal/JAG
Fort Lewis
North 8th Street
(253) 477-1873

McChord Field
100 Joe Jackson Blvd
(253) 982-5513

Post Office
Fort Lewis
4170 Kaufman Ave
(800) 275-8777

McChord Field
735 5th St
(800) 275-8777


Base Surroundings

Washington State History Museum
1911 Pacific Ave,
Tacoma, WA 98402-3109
(888) 238-4373

Museum of Glass
1801 Dock St,
Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
(866) 468-7386

Foss Waterway Seaport
705 Dock St,
Tacoma, WA 98402-4625
(253) 272-2750

LeMay – America’s Car Museum
2702 E D St, Tacoma, WA 98421-1200
(253) 779-8490

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
5400 N Pearl St,
Tacoma, WA 98407-3224
(253) 591-5337

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory
316 S G St, Wright Park,
Tacoma, WA 98405-4733
(253) 404-3975

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
Point Defiance Park,
5400 North Pearl Street,
Tacoma, WA 98407
(253) 404-3970

Base Listings

The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.

NameLevel NamePhone
Management Supervisor 141 LGTT FairchildAFB 99011 5700 Traffic 1 (509) 247-7781
Management Supervisor 141 LS Fairchad AFB 99011 5700 Traffic 1 (509) 247-7781
Vacant 141 MHD 715 1 (253) 680-4344
Vacant 141 MHD 715 1 (253) 680-4345
Career and Education Advisor 141 MSF FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7052
Career Enhancement 141 MSF FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7056
Chief MPF 141 MSF FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7053
Customer Service 141 MSF FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7057
Director of Personnel 141 MSF FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7051
Education and Training 141 MSF FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7072
Human Resource Office 141 MSF FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7058
Personnel Employment 141 MSF FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7059
Personnel Office Administration 141 MSF FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7050
Personnel Readiness 141 MSF FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7066
Personnel Relocation 141 MSF FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7054
Personnel Systems Manager 141 MSF FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7065
Education Officer 141 MSF FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7061
MPFFaxMachine 141 MSF FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7063
Education Office 141 MSF FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7064
Combats Training 141 OSF FairchildAFB 99 11 5700 1 (509) 247-7119
Fuels Training Manager 141 OSF FairchildAFB 99 11 5700 1 (509) 247-7123
Operations Crew Training 141 OSF FairchildAFB 99 11 5700 1 (509) 247-7122
Tanker Scheduling Boomer 141 OSF FairchildAFB 99 11 5700 1 (509) 247-7118
Tanker Scheduling Nav 141 OSF FairchildAFB 99 11 5700 1 (509) 247-7116
Tanker Scheduling Pilot 141 OSF FairchildAFB 99 11 5700 1 (509) 247-7115
Awards and Decorations 141OG FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7131
Information Manager 141OG FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7150
Intelligence Fax Machine 141OG FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7160
Intelligence NCOIC 141OG FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7159
Intelligence Officer 141OG FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7158
Mobility Officer 141OG FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7137
Operations Group Administrator 141OG FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7105
Operations Group Fax Machine 141OG FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7110
Operations Squadron Administrator 141OG FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7140
Operations Support Flight Commander 141OG FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7145
Manday Officer 141OG FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7138
Squadron Commander 141OG FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7144
Standardization Eval 141OG FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7166
Tactics 141OG FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7151
Training NCO 141OG FairchildAFB 99011 5700 1 (509) 247-7107
Commander 242 CBCS 1 (509) 468-5446
Commercial Comms 242 CBCS 1 (509) 458-5476
Communication Branch 242 CBCS 1 (509) 458-5456
Communication Maintenance 242 CBCS 1 (509) 468-5512
COMSEC 242 CBCS 1 (509) 458-5456
Detachment Commander 242 CBCS 1 (509) 468-5465
Electronic Switch 242 CBCS 1 (509) 458-5495
First Sergeant 242 CBCS 1 (509) 458-5445
Ground Radio Maintenance 242 CBCS 1 (509) 458-5452
Information Management 242 CBCS 1 (509) 458-5444