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.
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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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Jamal Byrd has made his mark as part of the defense for the Air Force Falcons in the Mountain West Conference. His father, a retired McChord staff sergeant, watches his football and military career proudly.
Tacoma The JBLM Tigers brought 32 athletes to Special Olympics Washington’s 2014 Southwest Region Bowling Tournament Oct. 26 at Pacific Lanes in Tacoma. Medals and ribbons were handed out, but it was all about a fun day of bowling for everyone involved.
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait From the outside, Camp Arifjan’s combined arms collective training facility (CACTF) appears to be another warehouse — a large, tan building with no windows. On the inside, Soldiers and patrons will find various fitness classes happening simultaneously, in addition to the daunting set of pull-up racks, Olympic weightlifting platforms, stacks of weights and kettlebells stationed in the gym. More important than the equipment available to Soldiers, is the all-volunteer force that makes up the CrossFit Arifjan coaching staff.
Races: Sign up for the first ever JBLM Zombie Apocalypse Run 5:30 p.m., tomorrow at Keeler Fitness Center on Lewis Main. Registration is $20 with military ID and $25 for general public. Day of race registration fee is $30/ID cardholders and $35/public. For ages 12 and older. Register on WebTrac at jblmmwr.com by noon, Oct. 30.
JBLM Paintball Field hosts a zombie paintball event where the “undead” are given guns to battle back against the “humans.” The event gathered more than 20 participants including service members, dependents and civilians.
Gregory Leak finished 18th in his final appearance in the Army Ten-Miler race in Washington D.C. The JBLM Ten-Miler captain and coach finished his service in the Army just days after running in D.C.
Boot Camp at Jensen Fitness Center provides six-week program to improve health and activity among service members spouses and dependents. Classes have grown from 15 in June 2013 to more than 30 today.
Sports: Sign up for the Halloween Tombstone stroke-play golf tournament Oct. 25 at Whispering Firs Golf Course on JBLM McChord Field. Cost is $12 per golfer with tee time starting at 8 a.m. For more information, call the Whispering Firs pro shop at 253-982-2124.
JBLM’s 1st Lt. Gregory Leak finishes with top-20 finish before leaving Army and helps Men’s team finish fifth for Commanders Cup. Women’s team finishes fifth as well while Masters squad takes second behind Fort Bragg.
Tacoma Women's tackle football team founded by JBLM service members continues to host open tryout camps and summer workouts hoping to find new talent before 2015 season next Spring.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Giovanna Camacho won gold in the 106-pound female division at the National Police Athletic League Boxing tournament Sept. 28 to Oct. 4 in Oxnard, Calif. The win may also lead to an invitation to the Army’s World Class Athlete Program.
Recreation: Pre-registration required for this fun, scary paintball event 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the JBLM Paintball Field on Lewis North. Fee is $40 to be one of the humans taking on the zombies, $30 for those who come dressed as an “authentic” zombie. Fee includes equipment and 500 rounds of paint. To register, vist jblmadventuretrips.com.
WASHINGTON A total of 35,000 runners and 720 teams from around the globe came to the nation's capital Oct. 12 to participate in the annual Army Ten-Miler celebrating the race's 30th anniversary.
JBLM’s Isaac Rios has found a new passion after competing in the Warrior Games trial camp last June at the West Point Academy in New York. Since then, he has trained every day for an opportunity at competing in the 2014 Warrior Games, Sept. 26 to Oct. 4 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Staff Sgt. Batie shows the results of changes that began in his first run in the Army Ten-Miler last year. In the last 11 months, he has lost about 50 pounds and has his sights on becoming a leader by example for his younger Soldiers.
Volkssports at Oktoberfest provide a non-competitive challenge to walk and bike through JBLM. Courses take participants near Gray Army Airfield, McKay Marsh and different points of American Lake on Lewis North.
Youth: JBLM Child, Youth and School Services will begin to accept registration for their youth basketball program Oct. 1-29 at their Parent Central Services office, 2295 12th and Bitar on Lewis Main, or online at jblmmwr.com/cyss_youth_sports. Open to children ages 3-15. Season starts Nov. 10.