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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Benning Potoa’e is in his first official season with the University of Washington football team. After redshirting in his freshman year, the former Lakes star and JBLM youth is finding playing time on a National Championship contender.
Former Army Reservist and Lucha Underground star Shane Strickland headlines DEFY Wrestling Jan. 13 in Seattle. The event is the first match near the Tacoma area, where his father served in the Army.
Outdoor: The monthly Sporting Clays shooting competition is Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Skeet and Trap Range on Lewis Main. Competition includes 100 targets across 10 different stations. Commonly nicknamed “golf with shotguns.” Registration opens at 9 a.m. and is $35 per participant. For more information, call 253-967-7056.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord is known for having a variety of athletic competitions that range from intramural sports to rivalries with other parts of the military community. 2016 featured a number of highlights in a variety of sports.
More than 550 service members, families and veterans ran dressed in their best holiday attire for the annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Jingle Bell Jog and Reindeer Romp Saturday at the American Lake Conference Center on Lewis North.
Youth: Child, Youth and School Services will host a Start Smart youth sports camp Tuesday-Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the gymnasium inside Parent Central Services on Lewis Main. The camp provides an introduction to the fundamentals of various sports. Registration is $20 for each child, ages 3 and 4. Enrollment is due by Sunday. For more information, call 253-967-2405 or visit jblmmwr.com/cyss_youth_sports.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Child, Youth and School Services has openings for volunteer coaches for its various sports programs throughout the year. Service members, spouses and family members ages 16 and older are eligible to help teach the basic fundamentals in sports like football, soccer and basketball.
Clarence Massey, a sergeant first class with the 42nd Military Police Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, completed his fifth season with the Puyallup Roughriders youth football program. Massey has been a coach for the eighth grade team’s offensive and defensive lines.
Major Judy Coyle stayed in shape but it was not until joining the 728th Airlift Squadron with the Rainier Wing that she rose to the next level of fitness. In this squadron, she joined a group of Airmen and retirees competing in the Boise Half Ironman Triathlon.
Youth: Friday is the final day to register children to join the upcoming basketball and cheerleading seasons for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Special Olympics program. Open to children ages 8 to 18. Additionally, the JBLM Tigers team is looking for volunteer coaches for both activities. Register through JBLM Child, Youth and School Services at jblmmwr.com/cys. For more information, call 253-967-2405.
Demetrious Johnson, Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Flyweight champion, made a visit to the Lewis Main Exchange on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Nov. 25. Fans who came to get autographs and pictures with the man nicknamed “Mighty Mouse” ranged from retirees and veterans to service members and family members.
Playing football as part of Thanksgiving festivities is a tradition that has carried over into the military. Several units played at the annual Turkey Bowl games or tournaments throughout Thanksgiving week at various playing fields on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Jakob Bierere led the 308th Brigade Support Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Brigade with three goals and two assists as the team defeated Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, 7-4, in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Indoor Soccer Championship Nov. 21 at Wilson Sports and Fitness Center.
Outdoor: The monthly Sporting Clays shooting competition is Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Skeet and Trap Range on Lewis Main. Competition includes 100 targets across 10 different stations. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and is $35 per participant. For more information, call 253-967-7056.
A record 777 participants ran during the annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Turkey Trot Saturday at Family and MWR’s Festival Tent on Lewis Main. A total of 10 turkeys were awarded to random runners, along with a drawing for two round-trip airline tickets to anywhere in the United States.
Navy Region Northwest’s Taylor Burns threw for 323 yards and four touchdowns in a 28-0 win over Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the 17th annual Puget Sound Army vs. Navy Flag Football Classic Nov. 18 at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main.
Katherine Tran, Kristine Lee, Lauren Bullis and Regina Thorp led the 47th Combat Support Hospital to claiming the team title at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Swim Meet Nov. 16-17 at Soldiers Field House. The 47th CSH finished with 106 team points, followed by the 255th Medical Detachment with 85.
Outdoor: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is hosting a free salmon fishing seminar for the base community Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Nelson Recreation Center on Lewis Main. Instructors will provide tips for outdoor enthusiasts interested in learning how to fish in the nearby Nisqually River. For more information about fishing in Washington, visit wdfw.wa.gov.
Sefo Liufau, senior quarterback for Colorado University, can credit many of his character traits to growing up in a military family on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. His father, Joe, was an Army sergeant first class at the Western Regional Medical Command.
Teams from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Navy Region Northwest make their final preparations for the 17th annual Puget Sound Army vs. Navy Flag Football Classic Friday at 1 p.m. at Cowan Stadium. Navy is hoping to continue a three-game winning streak while JBLM hopes its newcomers will break the streak.
Second Lieutenant Sam Kendricks, aside from placing third in the pole vault, earned even greater acclaim when he halted his sprint during qualifications to stand at attention while the U.S. national anthem was playing for another athlete. His act of honor was featured on media outlets around the world.
Youth: Registration is open for children to join the upcoming basketball and cheerleading seasons for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Special Olympics program. Open to children ages 8 to 18. Additionally, the JBLM Tigers are looking for volunteer coaches for both activities. Register through JBLM Child, Youth and School Services at jblmmwr.com/CYS. For
About 50 people competed in a time trial challenge during the Alpha Warrior event Saturday at the Wilson Sports and Fitness Center on Lewis North. Overall, the event attracted more than 250 people who also got to meet “American Ninja Warrior” stars Brent Steffensen and Kacy Catanzaro, along with Bennie Wylie of NBC’s “Strong.”
The annual Turkey Shoot charity golf tournament attracted a field of 132 golfers participating in a two-person best ball scramble format Nov. 4 at Eagles Pride Golf Course.
Eric Geber of 2nd Infantry Division Artillery was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 11:34 during the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Triumph Series 2-Mile Championship Nov. 4 at Family and MWR’s Festival Tent on Lewis Main. Jessica Knoll of Madigan Army Medical Center was the fastest female with a time of 12:53.