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Jaton Roberts stands in line with the Thurston County Mayhem during the national anthem before a game with the Washington Cavaliers July 12 at Tumwater High School.

Northwest Guardian

Several service members stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord joined the U.S. armed forces directly out of high school with the belief that they had played their last game wearing full pads. But in the Puget Sound region, multiple semi-professional football teams welcome service members to play again.

Published: 03:55PM July 17th, 2014

There are 203 miles between the E1 Parking Lot at the University of Washington in Seattle and Holladay Park in Portland. Rather than travel by motor vehicle, which takes about two hours, 10,000 people rode their bicycles the entire way during the 35th annual Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic on July 12.

Published: 03:29PM July 17th, 2014

Children from as young as four to high-school-age teenagers, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord learn about respect, confidence and discipline to prepare for life’s challenges from karate instructor Joel Toline at the Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited Academy on JBLM Lewis Main.

Published: 03:07PM July 17th, 2014

Races: Get ready to run through the mud in the ninth annual Down and Dirty Mud Run 10 a.m. Saturday at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main.

Published: 02:57PM July 10th, 2014

JBLM's “7s” rugby team played host to its 15th annual tournament at Watkins Field, but still failed to tally its first championship in as many years.

Published: 02:51PM July 10th, 2014

When retired Army Sgt. Marcus Garner learned his son Nathan, 15, was interested in joining in on a pheasant-hunting trip, the first step was to learn how to shoot something out of the air.

Published: 02:41PM July 10th, 2014

Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit gave the Army the individual and team championships at the 55th Interservice Pistol Championships, held at Fort Benning, Ga., June 15 to 20.

Published: 02:32PM July 10th, 2014

The entry fee for two of Seafair’s athletic events is only $20 each for military service members, starting with the Seafair Triathlon 6:30 a.m. July 20 at Seward Park in Seattle.

Published: 01:57PM July 3rd, 2014

Lauren Anderson, 10, had never swung a golf club before attending her first class during an eight-week course at Whispering First Golf Course on JBLM McChord Field.

Published: 01:54PM July 3rd, 2014

Among 70 hopeful wounded warriors at the United States Tennis Association’s U.S. Open Ballperson Tryout June 19, Will Silva, a one-legged amputee from Joint Base Lewis-McChord stood out. He ran across the courts collecting tennis balls to show he could keep up if chosen for the tournament in August.

Published: 01:52PM July 3rd, 2014

While there are plenty of things to see and do at the annual Freedom Fest on JBLM Lewis Main. Sports fans can see hard-hitting and fast-paced seven-on-seven rugby during the annual Fort Lewis 7s tournament starting 9:30 a.m. Friday at Watkins Field.

Published: 01:39PM July 3rd, 2014

Because of increased demand, Jensen Family Health and Fitness Center on JBLM Lewis Main held a grand viewing of a new cardio kickboxing workout video June 26, starring head instructor Sharon Morejon and some of the course’s regular patrons.

Published: 01:22PM June 26th, 2014

Hundreds of families flocked to Russell Landing on Lewis North Saturday to participate in the JBLM Half Marathon & 5K Resiliency Run.

Published: 01:17PM June 26th, 2014

Staff Sgt. Isaac Rios Jr. found himself with more than 100 athletes — from the Army, the Air Force and the Marine Corps — competing in the 2014 Warrior Trial Games June 15-20 at West Point military academy in New York, despite all of his injuries.

Published: 01:10PM June 26th, 2014

While the Rainier Cup trophy will remain at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, it’s moving from Eagles Pride Golf Course to Whispering Firs Golf Course.

Published: 01:27PM June 26th, 2014

Get ready to run through the mud in the ninth annual Down and Dirty Mud Run, 10 a.m., July 19, at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main.

Published: 02:44PM June 19th, 2014

Some 200 military runners turned out Saturday, a small number by previous years’ standards, to run the challenging 7.8-mile annual Sound to Narrows Race through Point Defiance Park and Zoo.

Published: 02:37PM June 19th, 2014

Ten days after their unit returned from Afghanistan, members of Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 10th Airlift Squadron joined other units for a “Welcome Home” golf tournament June 13 at Eagles Pride Golf Course.

Published: 02:33PM June 19th, 2014

A small group of adventurers stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord want to share their love of mountaineering with their fellow service members.

Published: 02:29PM June 19th, 2014

The annual JBLM Half Marathon and 5K Resiliency Run 8 a.m. Saturday, will take runners from American Lake and Russell Landing through the streets of Lewis North, Solo Point and Shoreline Park.

Published: 02:36PM June 12th, 2014

It only takes one plate appearance to be a clutch hitter.

Published: 02:24PM June 12th, 2014

About this time last year, Brian Trainor suffered a broken femur while competing in a triathlon as a member of the Army team at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. When he was commissioned in the Army, he still wanted to compete as a triathlete after a period when he wasn’t sure he would be a serious athlete again.

Published: 02:20PM June 12th, 2014

When Meg Tucker first learned about CrossFit, she was studying at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., and was slated to go to basic combat training in 2008. She could barely do four standard pushups and couldn’t pass the Army Physical Fitness Test.

Published: 02:43PM June 12th, 2014

Runners who want to compete for the JBLM Army Ten-Miler team will have one final opportunity to qualify July 12 at 8 a.m. at Cowan Stadium.

Published: 03:48PM June 5th, 2014

Two service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord played on the All-Army men’s volleyball team that repeated this year as Armed Forces champions. The only difference between the 2014 and 2013 championship matches was the size of the stage.

Published: 03:34PM June 5th, 2014

Military children can have it hard; sometimes not attending the same school for more than a year or two. But military children with intellectual disabilities can find life even more difficult.

Published: 03:12PM June 5th, 2014

With crows calling, long grass blowing and old weathered barns hiding the undead, Fort Steilacoom Park looked like a scene out of the “Walking Dead” May 30.

Published: 03:22PM June 5th, 2014

There are plenty of summer sports for children on JBLM to sign up for: softball, basketball, flag football, tennis, soccer, swimming and other fitness programs through the Child, Youth and School Services.

Published: 12:00PM May 29th, 2014

Edward Lychik doesn’t let the fact that he’s missing one leg stop him from running and showing his support for those who lost a brother, sister, mother, father or spouse in the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Published: 12:00PM May 29th, 2014

Learn the sport with America’s “Welcome to Golf” program Monday to Thursday and July 21-24 at Whispering Firs Golf Course on JBLM McChord Field.