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JBLM Bettie Brigade jammer Aliah McCord, left, throws her body into a jammer during the season opener against Rodeo City Rollergirls at Rollin’ 253 Skate and Community Center in Fircrest Saturday. Bettie Brigade defeated Rollergirls 180-134.

JBLM Bettie Brigade

Northwest Guardian

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Bettie Brigade won its 2018 season opening bout 180-134 against the Rodeo City Rollergirls Saturday at Rollin’ 253 Skate and Community Center in Fircrest. The team has continued to provide a support group in the form of a roller derby team for service members, retirees, veterans, spouses and family members in the local community.

Armed Forces Cross-Country Championships

Published: 01:39PM February 15th, 2018

Major Nicole Solana, flight surgeon with 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, was part of the All-Army women’s team that won gold in the 2018 Armed Forces Cross-Country Championships held during the USA Track and Field Cross Country Championships Feb. 3 in Tallahassee, Fla.

Veteran Golfers Association

Published: 01:37PM February 15th, 2018

The Veteran Golfers Association 2018 event calendar has been released and includes a few tournaments in Washington state. Eagles Pride Golf Course on Joint Base Lewis-McChord will host a West Region tournament June 9.

Published: 01:35PM February 15th, 2018

Sports: The Western Air Defense Sector and the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Canadian Detachment will host the 24th annual Canada/USA Hockey Challenge at Sprinker Recreation Center in Spanaway Feb. 23 at 1:30 p.m.

‘Hoops 4 Heroes’ charity basketball game

Published: 02:00PM February 8th, 2018

About half a dozen military service members met at Steilacoom High School for the first practice before the third annual Hoops 4 Heroes basketball exhibition scheduled for March 8 at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom in Lakewood.

Texas Hold ’em Tournament Series

Published: 01:55PM February 8th, 2018

The Warrior Zone’s 10-Week Texas Hold ’em its tournament series kicked off on Jan. 24 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Card players of all levels are encouraged to attend any of the tournaments for $7 per tournament. The finals are scheduled for April 7.

International Sports Council

Published: 01:50PM February 8th, 2018

Sgt. Carson Omilusik of 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment on Joint Base Lewis-McChord was part of the U.S. Army hockey team that won gold at the International Military Sports Council’s Baltic Winter Games Jan. 23-26 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Published: 01:48PM February 8th, 2018

Recreation: Sounders Lanes on McChord Field has Blacklight Bowling Saturdays from 7 to 11 p.m. Bowling for two hours, plus shoe rental, is $12 per person. There is also an indoor playground, a Laser Maze game and an arcade machine with multiple retro video games. For more information, call 253-982-5954.

APHA One Billion Steps Challenge

Published: 01:50PM February 1st, 2018

During the American Public Health Association’s one billion step challenge starting Jan. 1, Danielle Knutson, Ph.D, of 62nd Medical Squadron, has formed a JBLM Wolf Pack group to help contribute to the goal.

PNW Military USSSA SuperDraft

Published: 01:48PM February 1st, 2018

The inaugural Pacific Northwest Military United States Specialty Sports Association SuperDraft softball event is scheduled at Sprinker Recreation Center in Spanaway on March 10 and 11. Military service members, Reservists, veterans and retirees are welcomed to register for the draft, which will be held March 9 in Lacey.

Published: 01:47PM February 1st, 2018

Recreation: Sounders Lanes on McChord Field has Blacklight Bowling Saturdays from 7 to 11 p.m. Bowling for two hours, plus shoe rental, is $12 per person. There is also an indoor playground, a Laser Maze game and an arcade machine with multiple retro video games. For more information, call 253-982-5954.

Army World Class Athlete Program

Published: 01:46PM February 1st, 2018

One of the more experienced athletes on the team, Sgt. Nick Cunningham, New York Army National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, is making his third trip to the Winter Games with hopes of medaling. He was a member of the 2010 and 2014 men’s bobsled teams at the Olympics and has been a member of the U.S. World Team four times.

Outdoor Recreation

Published: 02:15PM January 25th, 2018

While Sporting Clays is nothing new at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Skeet and Trap Range, they are now registered events through the National Sporting Clays Association, under the National Skeet Shooting Association. The first registered event took place Saturday and saw more than 50 participants.

Tacoma Rugby Club

Published: 02:11PM January 25th, 2018

Local service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord have been part of the history of the Tacoma Rugby Club — a tradition that continues as the Tacoma Nomads prepare for the upcoming spring season with weekly training at the Tacoma Soccer Complex.

Army World Class Athletes Program

Published: 02:09PM January 25th, 2018

The four New York Citizen Soldiers are enrolled in the Army’s World Class Athletes program. They also serve in units of the New York Army National Guard.

Published: 02:06PM January 25th, 2018

Recreation: Sounders Lanes on McChord Field has Blacklight Bowling Saturdays from 7 to 11 p.m. Bowling for two hours, plus shoe rental, is $12 per person. There is also an indoor playground, a laser maze game and an arcade machine with retro video games. For more information, call 253-982-5954.

Fitness Resolution Fair

Published: 01:28PM January 18th, 2018

More than 150 members of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community attended the Fitness Resolution Fair at Wilson Sports and Fitness Center Saturday. Participants tried a variety of fitness classes, including functional fitness workouts, Zumba and spin cycling.

JBLM Child and Youth Services

Published: 01:26PM January 18th, 2018

Michael Washington, a former Army private first class, has maintained his passion for sports by becoming a youth basketball and soccer coach through Child and Youth Services on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

JBLM Special Olympics

Published: 01:24PM January 18th, 2018

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Special Olympics team, the Tigers, will see three swimmers compete at the Special Olympics’ 2018 USA Games in Seattle July 1-6. Team Washington was officially announced during a special event in Seattle Westlake Center Jan. 11.

Published: 01:19PM January 18th, 2018

Recreation: Sounders Lanes on McChord Field has Blacklight Bowling Saturdays from 7 to 11 p.m. Bowling for two hours, plus shoe rental, is $12 per person. There is also an indoor playground, a Lazer Maze game and an arcade machine with multiple retro video games. For more information, call 253-982-5954.

Published: 02:20PM January 11th, 2018

Bradley Audette, 10, and Katrell Walker, 14, led 20 total Joint Base Lewis-McChord youths while winning their age divisions in the Knights of Columbus Council 10652 Free Throw Competition at JBLM Saturday. Winners in eight divisions earned a berth to compete at a district-level competition to be announced later.

JBLM Fitness Resolution Fair

Published: 02:19PM January 11th, 2018

The annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Fitness Resolution Fair Saturday at Wilson Sports and Fitness Center is a free event where participants can sample a variety of fitness classes offered on the installation.

JBLM Sports, Fitness and Aquatics

Published: 02:17PM January 11th, 2018

A few changes were made to the schedules for Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s intramural sports, which includes Commander’s Cup and open leagues and community races for 2018.

Published: 02:16PM January 11th, 2018

Recreation: Sounders Lanes on McChord Field has Blacklight Bowling Saturdays from 7 to 11 p.m. Bowling for two hours, plus shoe rental is $12 per person. For more information, call 253-982-5954.

All-Army Ice Hockey

Published: 01:17PM January 4th, 2018

Captain Cody Omilusik, of 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, and Sgt. Carson Omilusik, of 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, teamed up in the first ever All-Army men’s ice hockey team to face the Canadian Armed Forces Dec. 16 in Watertown, N.Y. The brothers grew up playing hockey in Michigan, but rarely played together competitively.

Health & Fitness

Published: 01:14PM January 4th, 2018

Training and competing in bodybuilding inspired 2nd Lt. Brittany Talbot to change her lifestyle, she said, which has positively impacted both her personal and professional life.

Outdoor Recreation

Published: 01:15PM January 4th, 2018

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has opened chum salmon fishing on the Nisqually River through Jan. 31. Joint Base Lewis-McChord has a fishing area near Nisqually Road that is accessible only to service members and families, retirees and veterans — providing a good spot to avoid higher traffic areas.

U.S. Pacific Air Forces

Published: 01:13PM January 4th, 2018

Dr. Gregory Hsu, an Air Force Reserve doctor, said it can be a balancing act to serve with the Air Force while also managing his business, UFC gig and family, but ultimately he loves being in uniform and helping to get the mission done.

Published: 01:11PM January 4th, 2018

Recreational: The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Skeet and Trap Range on Lewis Main will host the monthly Sporting Clays shooting competition Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Registration starts at 9 a.m., and cost is $35 per person. Competition includes 10 stations with a total of 100 clay targets that simulate unpredictability of live-quarry shooting. For more information, call the Skeet and Trap Range at 253-967-7056.

Sports Year in Review

Published: 02:23PM December 14th, 2017

Here’s a look back at the 2017 sports highlights on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.