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.
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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.
Youth: The McChord Field Top 3 annual Kids’ Fishing Derby is Saturday at Carter Lake on McChord Field. Times are staggered by age — ages 1-3 at 8-9:30 a.m.; ages 4-6 at 9:30-11 a.m.; ages 7-10 at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and ages 11-14 at 12:30-2 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring their own gear as there are a limited number of poles. Free event. Register day of at the lake on Woodbrook Drive S.W.
JBLM Child, Youth and School Services gave youth teams some elite college basketball monikers with a tournament setting in third-annual “Little March Madness.” While the scores didn’t matter, the presence of March Madness was still in the air.
With several fishing options throughout Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the state, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is scheduling several clinics and seminars for the different species that can be found – saltwater, freshwater, marine and ocean life.
Airmen and Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord participated in a 24-hour-run event to help Tactical Air Control Party’s service members and their families recover in time of need.
The U.S. Boxing Center inside McVeigh Sports and Fitness Center on Lewis Main has been open for one year, providing skills training and empowerment classes for both service members and family members.
Eleven “hardcore” golfers compete in annual “Spring Break” competition during two day event – Saturday and Sunday at Whispering Firs, on McChord Field, and Eagles Pride, on Lewis Main. Tofa Salafai was able to win the tournament and a free annual green fee for the 2015 golf season on JBLM.
EL PASO, Texas About 75 active-duty and veteran Soldiers will go head to head in cycling, swimming, archery, shooting, track and field, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball March 29 to April 2 here to make the Army team to participate during the Department of Defense Warrior Games in June.
The 13th annual Salute to Armed Forces game April 19 against the Texas Rangers highlights a seasonlong effort by the Seattle Mariners to honor the local military community.
Recreation: The JBLM Skeet and Trap Range, just outside of Lewis Main, will host a weeklong Hunter Education Course April 13-17 from 6 to 9 p.m.
The 24th Quartermaster Company were able to return to the JBLM Intramural Basketball Championship and defeat the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 508th Military Police Battalion, 61-48, March 20 at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main. The 24th QM Co. lost last year in the final to 62nd Maintenance Group.
JBLM Northwest Adventure Center offers a five-level course on kayaking, including proper paddling, rescue and trip preparation. The course is held indoors at the Kimbro Pool inside McVeigh Sports and Fitness Center on Lewis Main.
WASHINGTON As “March Madness” makes its annual appearance on the American sports scene, basketball fans that understand the history of the game know Dr. James Naismith invented it in 1891.
Leisure: Kimbro Pool is hosting an Aquatic Egg Hunt April 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on JBLM Lewis Main for ages ranging from 6 months to 10 years. Children may keep eggs they collect and will also receive goodie bags.
Madigan physical therapist measures effects of weight lifting
UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson joined UFC Fit Coach Mike Dolce for a fitness talk with service members of Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The talk focused living a healthy, active lifestyle focused on natural earth-grown foods.
National champion athlete Joseph Gray was first introduced to running by joining his dad on physical training runs around Gray Army Airfield on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. His passion developed through college and onto multiple USA squads in cross country, mountain running and other types of races.
The annual Saint Patrick’s themed fun run attracted another record crowd with runners wearing different types of green on both the 5K and 10K courses around JBLM Lewis Main.
Sports: Team representatives for units wanting to compete in the 2015 JBLM Cross-Country Series are asked to attend a meeting Tuesday at 1 p.m. Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main. The series includes events April 8, 15 and 22.
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, British and Australian wounded warriors fought for a chance to compete at the 2015 Warrior Games during the Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 27 - March 5.
With the support of the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, Dan Clemons has provided a professional training experience for the unit’s Airmen at McChord Field — weight training, indoor football turf field and many items used by full-time athletes.
The Tumble Bus has brought the gymnastics class to the Child Development Centers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord since 2009. The former school bus includes balance beams, bars, rings, rock wall and skill mats for children ages 1-6 to learn coordination and other skills.
FORT BENNING, Ga. U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooters led Team USA to gold and bronze medal victories in the Men’s Double Trap event March 5 at the 2015 International Shooting Sports Federation Shotgun World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico.
Sports and Leisure event happening at JBLM.
Wounded veteran Thomas Lee hopes to earn enough points at upcoming events to earn a spot on USA’s paratriathlon team for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The first stop in several international competitions is Australia in March.
The Get Fit, Be Strong program at JBLM Child, Youth and School Services will offer a Play 60 program starting this month, but there’s more classes in the coming months including “Earth Adventures” and an archery course.
With JBLM youths playing in key roles, Timberline High School boys’ basketball qualified for their third straight trip to the regional round of the WIAA Hardwood Classic. Despite keeping the game close into the second half, late runs gave top-ranked Federal Way the 78-60 win.
Races: Put on the festive Irish colors for JBLM’s Shamrock ‘n Run 5K/10K fun run March 14, 10 a.m. at the MWR Festival Tent on Lewis Main. Late registration fee before Thursday for military affiliates is $20 for 5K and $30 for 10K. Those without military affiliation will pay $30 for the 5K and $40 for the 10K. For more information, visit jblmmwr.com/races.