More than 1,300 service members, veterans and civilians show their support running in 5K, half-marathon categories of the sixth annual Race for a Soldier Sunday at the Tom Taylor Family YMCA in Gig Harbor.
Sports & Leisure
BY DEAN SIEMON
Hundreds of Military Police participated in the early morning celebratory run Monday to mark the corps’ 75th birthday.
Outdoor: The monthly Sporting Clays shooting competition is Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Skeet and Trap Range on Lewis Main. Competition includes 100 targets across 10 different stations. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and is $35 per participant. For more information, call 253-967-7056.
FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS To honor fallen Soldiers and their surviving families during the Army Ten-Miler weekend, the U.S. Army Installation Management Command will host the “Run to Honor” social media campaign for its third consecutive year.
Open football tryouts took place Monday to Thursday at Cowan Stadium for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord team that will face Navy Region Northwest in the 17th annual Puget Sound Army vs. Navy Flag Football Classic Nov. 18 at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main.
Youths from Joint Base Lewis-McChord community learned about the sport of hunting during the annual JBLM Youth Pheasant Hunt Saturday and Sunday at Training Area 12, just outside Lewis Main. The two-day event attracted regulars and first-timers alike.
More than 300 people participated in the fourth annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Salmon Run Saturday at Heritage Hill on McChord Field. After runners completed the 12K, 5K and 1K Smolt Kids’ Run, there was a salmon bake lunch with about 150 pounds of Chinook salmon prepared on site.
Intramurals: McChord Fitness Center will host the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Bench Press Competition Saturday. Weigh-in time is 9 a.m.; competition starts at 11 a.m. Registration forms must be submitted to the JBLM Intramural Sports Office at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main. Open to ages 18 and older with valid DOD ID. For more information, call 253-967-4768 or visit jblmmwr.com/intramural.
Shane Hobrecht and Matthew Horgan lead the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron and all pairings with a round of 78 to help their unit win the 2016 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Golf Championship Monday at Whispering Firs Golf Course on McChord Field.
Seven youths from Joint Base Lewis-McChord qualified for a district soccer shot competition after winning their respective age groups in the JBLM Youth Soccer Challenge Saturday at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main.
Jodie Bolt, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and child neurologist at Madigan Army Medical Center, remains active even in her 50s. Bolt recently won her age group at the USA Triathlon’s Duathlon National Championships last June and will train for the 2017 International Triathlon Union’s World Duathlon Championships in August 2017.
Sports: The last Joint Base Commander’s Golf Tournament of the year will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Eagles Pride Golf Course on Lewis Main with a shotgun start. The fee is $35 per golfer, which includes the green fees and a cart rental. Sign up as an individual or form a four-person team. For more information, call 253-982-2124 or 253-967-6522.
Active duty service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord represented the Buffalo Soldiers and the Tuskegee Airmen’s Red-Tailed Hawks during the Buffalo Soldiers Museum’s Labor Day Festival softball game Monday at Bob Maguinez Field at Tacoma’s Heidelberg Davis Park.
The Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation is hosting its annual Race for a Soldier run Sept. 25 at 8 a.m. starting at the Tom Taylor Family YMCA in Gig Harbor. The foundation is also hosting the annual Prayer Breakfast and inaugural Pull for a Soldier to help raise money to help service members, veterans and family members.
The annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Youth Pheasant Hunt is set to take place Sept. 16 and 17 at 7 a.m. at Training Area 12, just outside Lewis Main. Youths must be registered to hunt through the JBLM Northwest Adventure Center.
Youth: The Knights of Columbus are hosting a Youth Soccer Challenge Saturday at 10 a.m. at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main. The event is open to military youths ages 9 to 14 to compete in respective age divisions. For more information, call 253-966-2977.
Lieutenant Colonel John “Andy” McQuade coached the All-Air Force men’s rugby team to a silver medal in the 2016 Armed Forces Men’s Rugby Championships Friday to Sunday. The Air Force then continued in the Serevi Rugbytown Sevens tournament, but lost in the Cup quarterfinals and Plate semifinals.
A hockey team consisting of Joint Base Lewis-McChord service members and veterans swept a two-game series against Fairchild Air Force Base Saturday and Sunday at the Eastern Washington University Recreation Center in Cheney — 7-5 and 4-3 (OT).
The Tacoma Polo Club in Roy hosted a special introduction clinic to the military community Saturday at its field. The clinic involved the fundamentals of the equestrian sport that once was used by military cavalries to train.
Service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord will represent the Buffalo Soldiers and the Red Tail Hawks (Tuskegee Airmen) during a special Labor Day festival Monday at 11 a.m. at Heidelberg Davis Park in Tacoma for the Buffalo Soldiers Museum in Tacoma and the Tuskegee Airmen Sam Bruce Chapter.
Captain Peter Holmes of Joint Base Lewis-McChord was part of the All-Army men’s team that competed in the 2016 Armed Forces Golf Championships Aug. 20 to 23 at Fort Jackson Golf Club in Fort Jackson, S.C. The Army men finished second behind the Air Force.
Intramurals: A representative meeting will take place at JBLM Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Warrior Zone on Lewis North for those interested in participating in the Open Women’s Indoor Soccer league beginning Sept. 17. The league is open to all members of the JBLM community with military ID, age 18 and older. For more information about the league, call 253-967-4768, or visit jblmmwr.com/intramural.
RIO DE JANEIRO Specialist Paul Chelimo’s greatest challenge came moments after the men’s 5,000-meter run at the Rio Olympic Games where he claimed the silver medal, when after NBC journalist informed him that he had been disqualified for lane infringement. During his disqualification and appeal process, Chelimo remained Army strong.
A hockey team from Joint Base Lewis-McChord will face off against a team from Fairchild Air Force Base as part of a Veterans Hockey Game event Saturday and Sunday at the Eastern Washington University Recreation Center in Cheney.
Instructors from Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp hosted a weeklong camp Aug. 15 to 19 for 40 Joint Base Lewis-McChord children at Rainier Field on McChord Field.
Martin McDowell defeated Mike Coelho for the overall Whispering Firs Club Championship Sunday at Whispering Firs Golf Course on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The two were tied for the best gross score of the tournament after two days of 18-hole rounds.
Youth: JBLM’s SKIESUnlimited program offers art and music programs, as well as karate (ages 4 and older) and boxing (ages 5 to 19). Registration is open through Friday with classes taking place in September and October. For more information, visit webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/jblmcyms.html.
More than 100 kids came out and participated in the eighth annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Youth Shotgun Safety and Fun Shoot Saturday at the JBLM Skeet and Trap Range on Lewis Main.
Registration is full for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Deuces Wild Triathlon at Shoreline Park on Lewis Main Saturday. Event staff is taking safety precautions as a result of last year’s windstorm injuring some participants with fallen trees and branches.