Sports & Leisure

JBLM Aquatics Lifeguard Fair

Northwest Guardian

With summer fast approaching, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Aquatics staff are looking for people interested in seasonal jobs at the Lifeguard Fair Saturday at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main. Interested participants should bring swimwear for the pretest.

CrossFit Open

Published: 11:59AM February 23rd, 2017

With the CrossFit Open currently underway, it is time for members of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord CrossFit community to test their functional fitness. While it is a competition, CrossFit is more about self-improvement.

23rd Annual Canada vs U.S.A. Hockey Challenge

Published: 11:58AM February 23rd, 2017

The Canadian Detachment of Joint Base Lewis-McChord defeated the Western Air Defense Sector in the 23rd annual Canada vs. U.S.A. Hockey Challenge for the Can-Am Challenge Cup, 8-1, Feb. 17 at Sprinker Recreation Center in Spanaway.

Published: 11:50AM February 23rd, 2017

Races: The Shamrock ‘n Run will be the first run of 2017 March 11 at 11 a.m., starting outside Family and MWR’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main. Early registration deadline ends Tuesday for the best prices, guaranteed custom T-shirt and finisher medal. Entry for the 5K is $20 for those with a valid military ID and $30 for others. 1K entry is $15 with valid military ID and $20 for civilians. For more information, visit

2017 World Military Football Cup

Published: 01:29PM February 16th, 2017

Andrew Hyres of Joint Base Lewis-McChord played for Team U.S.A. in the International Military Sports Council’s Military World Football Cup in Oman last month. Hyres aims to maintain his physical fitness to try to make the team for the 2019 tournament.

Published: 01:28PM February 16th, 2017

An All-Star team for Navy Region Northwest defeated the 308th Brigade Support Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Brigade from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, 8-0, in an Army vs. Navy indoor soccer match Sunday at ShoWare Center in Kent. The game was part of the Military Appreciation Night for the Tacoma Stars of the Major Arena Soccer League.

‘Ambassadors of Goodwill’

Published: 01:27PM February 16th, 2017

The Harlem Globetrotters will be playing games in Seattle, Kent and Everett Friday to Monday. Military service members can save $10 on tickets through the Globetrotters ticket offer.

Published: 01:22PM February 16th, 2017

Youth: Parents with children ages 5 to 18 can attend a special boxing open house at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s SKIESUnlimited Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 6398 Garcia Blvd. on Lewis Main. Meet boxing instructor Lydell Spry, learn about the sport and even participate in a sample class. For more information, call 253-966-3539.

Pacific Northwest Army vs. Navy Hockey

Published: 03:09PM February 9th, 2017

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Firs hockey team defeated Navy Region Northwest 11-4 during a Pacific Northwest Army vs. Navy Hockey game Saturday at Xfinity Arena in Everett. JBLM scored seven goals in the third period after Navy closed the gap to 4-3.

JBLM Skeet and Trap Range

Published: 12:54PM February 9th, 2017

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Skeet and Trap Range just outside Lewis Main hosted its monthly Sporting Clays shooting competition Saturday. Held on the first Saturday of each month, the competition provides a social gathering in the form of a 10-station, 100-target shooting challenge for active duty service members, retirees, veterans and family members.

Bayonet Warrior Athlete Program

Published: 12:54PM February 9th, 2017

The 7th Infantry Division is looking to change the culture throughout all of subordinate units by establishing the Bayonet Warrior Athlete Program. The program will feature BWAP Boxes for all units in the division, along with a program to train service members to be BWAP instructors for their respective units.

Western Air Defense Sector

Published: 12:53PM February 9th, 2017

WADS was responsible for command and control of the F-16 fighter jets from the 138th Fighter Wing, Detachment 1, Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, Houston, Texas, that enforced the flight restriction zone over the Super Bowl by flying air patrols and air defense deterrence missions.

Published: 12:49PM February 9th, 2017

Sports: The Tacoma Stars of the Major Arena Soccer League will host a special Military Appreciation Night Sunday at the ShoWare Center in Kent. Premium ticket packages for $28 per person include a reserved seat, a specialty T-shirt, hot dog, chips and bottled water. Reserved seats are also available for $11. For tickets, call 844-STARS-TIME or visit

Army vs. Navy Hockey Exhibition

Published: 12:34PM February 2nd, 2017

Service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord will represent the Army in a hockey exhibition against Navy Region Northwest Saturday at Xfinity Arena in Everett. JBLM won the game after a 4-0 first period led to a 9-4 victory.

Published: 02:51PM February 8th, 2017

Service members, veterans and civilians came together in teams of two to complete a special workout for the Run Ranger Run kick-off event at Inveniam Athletics in Lakewood Saturday. The workout included five rounds of pull-ups, burpees and wall balls between a pair of 1,600 meters on a row machine.

JBLM Armed Forces Wellness Center

Published: 12:32PM February 2nd, 2017

The Armed Forces Wellness Center at Jensen Family and Health Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord creates fitness plans that go beyond just exercise and nutrition. Health assessments also measure metabolic rates, sleep patterns and levels of stress.

Published: 12:26PM February 2nd, 2017

Recreation: The Aquatics Lifeguard Fair is set for Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the pool inside Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main. Employment opportunities for lifeguards and water safety instructors ranges in pay from $11.21 to $15 per hour. Come prepared with swimwear. Earn lifeguard certification at the fair. For more information, call 253-967-9210.

Published: 03:05PM January 26th, 2017

The Warrior Zone at Joint Base Lewis-McChord attracted its largest turnout for any tournament with an Army-wide Gears of War 4 tournament Saturday. Five-person teams competed for the best in JBLM before facing teams from other Army installations for bragging rights.

Published: 03:04PM January 26th, 2017

A local kickoff event for the fifth annual Run Ranger Run fundraising event will take place Saturday at Inveniam Athletics in Lakewood. The event will provide an opportunity for active duty service members, veterans and civilians to meet, workout and build networking opportunities.

Published: 03:02PM January 26th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills offers sports-themed classes in boxing, gymnastics and karate as part of their offerings on Lewis Main.

Published: 02:38PM January 26th, 2017

Intramural: The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Intramural Sports office is hosting a representative meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Bowl Arena Lanes for the 2017 Commander’s Cup Bowling season. The season is scheduled to begin Feb. 8 and run until the league championship April 5. Open to active-duty service members attached to JBLM. For more information, visit or call 253-967-4768.

Published: 01:37PM January 19th, 2017

Some small changes were made for 2017, but Joint Base Lewis-McChord will still feature plenty of opportunities for service members, family members and more through intramural sports and races.

Published: 01:36PM January 19th, 2017

A few teams came out for the Team No-Tap Tournament Jan. 14 at Bowl Arena Lanes on JBLM Lewis Main. These tournaments have a history that dates back to 2008 and provide another fun outlet for service members, retirees and family members.

Published: 01:36PM January 19th, 2017

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Bettie Brigade roller derby team continues to recruit skaters from the military community as they prepare for the 2017 season. The team includes service members stationed at JBLM, retired veterans and family members.

Published: 01:27PM January 19th, 2017

Youth: Today is the last day to register children for Joint Base Lewis-McChord children interested in playing soccer this spring. Child and Youth Services is offering an introductory Bumblebee Soccer program for ages 3 and 4 ($25) in addition to having regular soccer for ages 5 to 15 ($55). Register online by visiting Volunteer coaches needed. For more information, call 253-967-2405.

Published: 12:51PM January 12th, 2017

Boys and girls in Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Child, Youth and School services basketball program competed in the JBLM Free-Throw Shooting Contest Saturday at the CYS gymnasium on Lewis Main. Out of 22 participants, eight won their divisions to advance to a district competition in Lakewood Monday.

Published: 12:50PM January 12th, 2017

The 2017 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Fitness Resolution Fair provides service members, retirees and family members a chance to try out different classes offered at JBLM fitness centers. Zumba, yoga, MixxedFit and Spin Class were taught in 20-minute intervals.

Published: 12:50PM January 12th, 2017

Anthony Manalo has been active since becoming the West Regional director for the Veteran Golfers Association. He’s hoping to see more involving not only from local veterans, but service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 12:42PM January 12th, 2017

Recreation: Saturday will feature the first scheduled Team No-Tap Tournaments at Bowl Arena Lanes on Lewis Main. Check in opens at noon and the tournament starts at 12:45 p.m. Four-person teams can register for $100; cash only. Tournament includes three games. Other tournaments scheduled for Feb. 11 and March 11. For more information, call 253-967-6761.

Published: 04:39PM January 5th, 2017

Will Silva, a fire inspector at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, has remained active outside of work despite losing his left foot after a motorcycle accident in 2003. His recent athletic endeavors include bobsled and skeleton at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y.