Thousands of runners participated in the Wear Blue: Run to Remember event in Dupont.
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Tryouts for the Army team in this year’s Rainier Cup golf tournament will be open Monday to June 6 at Eagles Pride Golf Course. The Air Force team from McChord Field won last year’s competition, with the Army team trailing by two points.
With years of experience supporting sports and athletic programs on various Army installations, Aaron Jones was named the director of sports, fitness and aquatics at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Military teams representing six branches of the military, including three teams from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, participated in the second annual Salute to Armed Forces Softball Classic at Cheney Stadium May 20-21. The Army team from JBLM won the championship after defeating Navy 20-7 in the final game.
Special Olympics Washington summer games return to JBLM Friday through Sunday.
Youth: Joint Base Lewis-McChord Child, Youth and School Services is hosting a Family Fitness Night June 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the CYSS Hillside Center on Lewis Main. The event is for ages 5-15 and is $10 per student for active games and activities. CYSS registration required by going to jblmmwr.com/cys.htm.
Tech. Sgt. Natasha Sanchez returned to represent the Air Force in the 2015 Armed Forces Bowling Championships May 12-16 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. Sanchez continues to bowl after learning from her dad, an experienced bowler in the Army.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s rugby club defeats Naval Base Kitsap in their 17th annual meeting, 77-14, Saturday at Cowan Stadium. Air Force player Tom Heath leads the team with three scores while seven other JBLM players contribute to the rout.
84th Civil Affairs Battalion win straight sets against the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron to win the JBLM Intramural Volleyball Championship thanks to key runs in both sets to cap an undefeated season.
When you hear the word “coach,” what is the first thought that comes to mind? The most common answer is someone who mentors and guides people to succeed.
Passing leads to four first half goals for 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, three from Dewayne Thomas, in 4-1 win over 5th Air Support Operations Squadron in the JBLM Intramural Soccer Championship Saturday at Cowan Stadium.
Sports: Units who are interested in participating in the 2015 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Intramural Golf Season are required to attend a mandatory rep meeting Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Eagles Pride Golf Course on Lewis Main, just off exit 116 on Interstate 5. Letter of intent, memorandum and other documents needed for registration can be found online at jblmmwr.com/intramural. Call 253-967-4768 for more information.
Fourteen runners participated in Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s first time trial Saturday at Cowan Stadium for the team that will plan to compete in the Army Ten-Miler Race Oct. 11 in Washington, D.C.
The Tacoma Rainiers hosts the 31st annual Salute to Armed Forces Day during Saturday’s game against the Las Vegas 51s at Cheney Stadium. The team is also hosting second annual Salute to Armed Forces Classic softball event Wednesday and Thursday.
Youth: Former Seattle Seahawk star Marcus Trufant, and current Seahawks Jermaine Kearse and Derrick Coleman, will host a camp designed to improve fundamentals for JBLM family members and DOD ID card holders tentativley scheduled for June 27. Registration is today to June 19 and is $25 for ages 5-17. Sign up online at campsself.active.
Nearly 120 golfers competed in the 57th annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Amateur Golf Tournament Saturday and Sunday at Eagles Pride Golf Course on Lewis Main. The tournament featured four different flights with their own skill levels and handicaps.
A team comprised of players from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Tacoma Rugby Club earned a 26-18 victory of the United Kingdom’s Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers of Germany in a friendly exhibition Saturday at Portland Avenue Park in Tacoma.
JBLM civilian David Wienecke reflects on how the atmosphere at the Boston Marathon has changed from the 2013 bombing attacks to now. He has participated in the last six 26-mile marathons held annually on Patriot’s Day.
It’s never too early to get certified for hunting in Washington state through one of the Hunter Education Courses sponsored by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. JBLM’s Skeet and Trap Range will offer classes in May and June, while there are other options throughout the area available online.
Sports: Time trials for Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s active-duty Army Ten-Miler team are scheduled for Saturday as well as June 6 and July 11 at 7 a.m. at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main. Those selected will attend Army Ten-Miler Oct. 11 in Washington D.C. For more information, call the JBLM Intramural Sports office at 253-967-4768.
The HHB I Corps squad was able to defend the unit championship at the JBLM Cross-Country Series, which ran April 8, 15 and 22 behind Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main. Six individuals won medals in their respective age group for I Corps — two gold, two silver and two bronze.
More than 500 children of various ages combined to take part in the half-mile, one-mile and two-mile of JBLM CYSS’ sixth annual Armed Forces Kids Run Saturday at Cowan Stadium.
Since 2008, service members on Joint Base Lewis-McChord have utilized the world of mixed martial arts into Army combatives training. The trend first began in 1997 with the introduction of Brazilian jiujitsu into the Modern Army Combatives program.
BREMERTON A new chapter in the evolving Army-Navy sports rivalry was added with the Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Bettie Brigade facing Northwest Derby Company in the first Army-Navy roller derby bout April 18 at Skateland in Bremerton.
Chris Brewer, a civilian employee at Madigan Army Medical Center, won his first championship at the 9th annual Northwest Military Masters Bowling tournament Saturday at Sounders Lanes on McChord Field. Brewer defeated two-time champion Danny Combs 214-171 in the title game.
Youth: The annual America’s Armed Forces Kids Run will begin Saturday, 9 a.m. at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main.
SEATTLE More than 30,000 Seattle Mariners fans stood and applauded as about 200 service members from military installations around the Puget Sound area marched onto Safeco Field during the 14th annual “Salute to Armed Forces Day” game Sunday.
JBLM’s Eagles Pride Golf Course became the third military golf course to open a footgolf course, which combines classic sports like soccer and golf into a sport fit for all ages and skill levels. Since opening in August, the newest addition to the course has attracted everyone from families of four to local semi-professional soccer players.
The 84th Civil Affairs Battalion was able to hold on for the JBLM Intramural Bowling championship, fending off the Marine Corps Reserve’s Combat Logistics Battalion 23, Tuesday at Bowl Arena Lanes on Lewis Main.
While the official team practices aren’t until May 11, many of the JBLM rugby players are meeting three times per week for the 18th annual Commanders Cup Army-Navy Rugby Championship game May 16 at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main. The game puts JBLM against Naval Station Kitsap from Bremerton.