Washington Military Directory

West Coast Publishing has provided the military community of Washington State with the most comprehensive, one-of-a-kind, military directory since 1988. Our resource directory along with our digital media presence provides valuable information to all military personnel, active or retired, and their families.

Our directory is available to all military free of charge with the compliments of the publisher and through the advertising support of businesses and merchants represented in the advertising section. They know how important you are, and they would like to do business with you.

Did You Know?

Billion is spent annually on
active military payroll

Thousand dollars is the average
military household income

Percent of all active duty military
live off base

Average age of military retirees with a GUARANTEED pension for life

  • The military is the largest employer in Pierce County
  • Over 300,000 Active, Retired, Civil Service, Reserves and Guard receive a monthly paycheck
  • Approximately $3.9 billion in construction spending is projected on JBLM by end of 2016
  • Direct defense spending in Washington ($7.92 billion) was nearly 4% of the total State GDP
  • Over 670,000 veterans and 106,000 active military personnel reside in Washington State
  • $93,000,000 in defense contracts were awarded to firms in the Tacoma and Lakewood area
  • The military is never unemployed
  • The military is a recession-proof market
  • Madigan Hospital has over 1 million patient visits per year
  • Pierce, Thurston and Kitsap counties have one of the largest retired military communities in the world

We Support

We at the Washington Military Directory believe very strongly in giving back to the community and supporting the troops. We have joined numerous organizations to share this sentiment.

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What People Say

This directory is a wonderful way to help orient families who are new to the area in the process of transitioning or just in search of military-friendly businesses and organizations. I hope you will find this resource to be useful in meeting your needs.
Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington State
I have personally used this outstanding resource directory for over 20 years in my time as an active duty officer at McChord Air Force Base and now in my life as a retired officer and in my duties as the 28th Legislative District State Representative.
Dick Muri, 28th Legislative District State Representative
The Washington Military directory is specifically designed to serve your needs and provides you with important information.
Michael McGinn, Former Mayor of Seattle