Theres no shortage of athletes stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord competing in everything from golf to football.
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Navy Region Northwest came to Cowan Stadium at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Dec. 12 with the Puget Sound Army vs. Navy Flag Football Classic’s trophy on display behind their bench after last year’s 9-0 win.
Saturday morning brought about 39 degrees and clear skies – perfect conditions for a swim in the chilly waters of American Lake, right? Especially after running three miles to elevate body temperatures.
The 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron won only one first place trophy this intramural sports season, but it was the biggest of them as the unit is the first from McChord Field to win the Commander's Sports Trophy.
Youth: Registration is open for Start Smart Sports Camp ($20) and flag football ($35) Dec. 22-24 and tennis ($35) and volleyball ($35) camps Dec. 29-31 at JBLM Child, Youth and School Services at Bldg. 2295 on Bitar Avenue on Lewis Main. Register online at www.jblmcyssregistration.com
On Dec. 3, just nine days before their big game against Navy Region Northwest, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord flag football team made a change at their head coach.
Courtney Garrett enjoys teaching Zumba at JBLM.
TACOMA Despite changes from last year’s roster, the 7th Infantry Division’s Bayonet hockey team has begun to find it’s rhythm in the Rainier Hockey League’s 3A Division, winning five of their last six.
Races: Sign up for Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s first Polar Dip and Skip 5K run 10 a.m. Saturday at Shoreline Park on Lewis North that includes a plunge into the neighboring American Lake. Hot showers will be turned on and hot chocolate will be served at the finish line. For registration, visit jblmmwr.com/races/.
Several organizations and battalions battled for inner-unit bragging rights in several Turkey Bowl flag football games and tournaments throughout Joint Base Lewis-McChord, including seven at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main.
After months of tryouts and training camps, the JBLM Army Flag Football team looks to be prepared with plenty of options to use against Navy Region Northwest in the Puget Sound Army vs Navy Flag Football Classic Dec. 12 at JBLM’s Cowan Stadium.
DURHAM, N.C. Duke defeats West Point cadets by 20 points
Sports: The Sounders Football Club’s “S2” second team is welcoming members of the JBLM community to register for their open tryouts Dec. 13-14 at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Nev. Registration cost is $150 (transportation and lodging not included). Open to males 18 and older. For more information, visit soundersfc.com/s2/tryouts.
Base sports directors bring runners the inaugural Polar Skip ‘n Dip Dec. 13 at Lewis North’s Shoreline Park, replacing the JBLM Reindeer Dash. Participants have option of jumping into American Lake after running 5K or 2K run.
Hundreds run and skate in the 2014 Turkey Trot 5K and 10K event where 20 turkeys and two $300 gift cards were awarded after the race. The event is one of the more unique and popular events on the JBLM race calendar.
1st Special Forces Group shuts out I Corps in Intramural Championship while the JBLM Fire and Emergency Services takes inaugural Open League Championship in title doubleheader to wrap up JBLM Intramural Flag Football Championships Nov. 20 at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main.
Sports: The JBLM flag football team will face Naval Region Northwest during the 15th annual Pacific Northwest Army vs Navy Flag Football Classic 2 p.m., Dec. 12, at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main. Tailgate party starts at noon. Free admission.
1st. Lt. Jeremy Hence of JBLM joins All-Army men’s team at Armed Forces Championships Nov. 7-13 and played with former teammates from his college basketball days at the West Point Academy.
McChord Reservist returns to the Armed Forces Golf Championships Nov. 5-9 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The competition featured best golfers from Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.
West Point defeats Air Force Academy cadets in early-season contest
JBLM spouse and Iron Angels co-founder Tammy Colbert continues to be a model of fitness success for military wives as she begins her new job as assistant manager at JBLM fitness center.
Dragging tires across a field, heavy chains draped over fatigued shoulders and old-fashioned pushups are considered normal activities in physical training, but to do this while in a field training exercise is not so average.
Sports: Soccer teams from Joint Base Lewis-McChord are invited to sign up for the Navy Sports’ Thanksgiving Soccer Classic Nov. 28-29 at Naval Station Everett Soccer Field. Roster submission and registration deadline is today with a $250 per team sign-up fee. There will be a three game minimum. For more information, call 425-304-3935 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cold weather doesn’t stop a record number 172 participants in 15th annual Turkey Shoot Golf Tournament Nov. 7 at Eagles Pride Golf Course on JBLM. Event raises money for Santa’s Castle, the JBLM Food Basket Program and the Madigan Foundation.
Lydell Spry has taught boxing for nine years on JBLM where he teaches life lessons to kids through the sport. He also instructs military youths at a gym in Tumwater where they interact with children outside the installation.
PYEONGTAEK, South Korea Army Sgt. Anthony Nunez knows how to take a punch, but he can dish them out too.
Recreation: Learn about local winter fun at the Winter Kick-off Expo 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Northwest Adventure Center on JBLM Lewis North. Visit with representatives of Washington’s top ski resorts, snowmobilers, state and national parks and more. Details available by calling 253-967-6263 or sending an email to email@example.com.
Hundreds of “zombies” and “survivors” could be found throughout the three-mile course during the first ever JBLM Zombie Apocalypse 5K Run near Keeler Fitness Center on Lewis Main Nov. 1.
Olympia More than 60 service members of JBLM’s 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command continued their training for the Seattle Marathon with a 24-mile run at the Chehalis Western Train in Olympia.
Information available for interested parties wanting to enter this year's JBLM Intramural Wrestling Championships. The 2014 sports season concludes with mat action as well as pre-season intramural basketball.