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Retired Air Force Col. Jim Luntzel winds up for a 10th frame throw during his last game of the night during Cosmic Blacklight Bowling at Sounders Lanes Family Fun Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Saturday.

Sounders Lanes’ Cosmic Blacklight Bowling

Northwest Guardian

Sounders Lanes Family Fun Center on McChord Field offers a unique take on the classic game of bowling with Cosmic blacklight Bowling offered every Saturday night from 7 to 11 p.m.

JBLM Operation Baby Shower

Published: 02:14PM January 11th, 2018

The seventh annual Operation Baby Shower offers freebies and info at American Lake Conference Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 20.

Northwest Adventure Center

Published: 01:10PM January 4th, 2018

The Northwest Adventure Center has a full schedule of outdoor trips planned for the winter, including popular activities like backcountry skiing, ski touring, snow-tubing and snowshoeing.

JBLM Winterfest Celebration

Published: 02:04PM December 14th, 2017

Winterfest is at American Lake Conference Center Saturday.

JBLM Jingle Bell Jog and Reindeer Romp

Published: 01:08PM December 7th, 2017

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Jingle Bell Jog and Reindeer Romp will take place outside of the Wilson Sports and Fitness Center on Lewis North, featuring fun runs, prize giveaways and an ugly Christmas sweater contest.

‘The Nutcracker’

Published: 02:22PM November 30th, 2017

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord SKIESUnlimited production of “The Nutcracker” shows at Evergreen Theater on Lewis Main Dec. 8-10.

Local Holiday Light Displays

Published: 11:35AM November 22nd, 2017

The holiday season begins around South Sound with holiday light displays.

JBLM Turkey Trot

Published: 01:04PM November 16th, 2017

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Turkey Trot event is scheduled for Saturday outside Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main. The 1K Drumstick Dash for kids begins at 9:30 a.m., with the 5K run scheduled to kick off at 10 a.m.

JBLM Leisure Travel Services

Published: 02:27PM November 9th, 2017

Service members, retirees and military families can take advantage of discounted travel trips and rates through Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Leisure Travel Services, including trips to tourist attractions like Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida. JBLM Outdoor Recreation also has a few local options for those who wish to stay within the state during the upcoming winter leave.

Veterans Day weekend activities

Published: 12:38PM November 2nd, 2017

Northwest Trek and the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium are a few of the local businesses offering free admittance to local veterans and service members for Veterans Day weekend.

Local Halloween Haunts

Published: 01:54PM October 26th, 2017

A wealth of Halloween haunts and celebrations are available on and around JBLM.

Local Harvest Festivals

Published: 01:49PM October 19th, 2017

It’s fall, and that means Harvest Festivals and Halloween.

JBLM Zombie Apocalypse Run

Published: 02:58PM October 12th, 2017

Zombies and enthusiasts of the undead are welcomed to participate in the 2017 Zombie Apocalypse Run, which starts at the Wilson Sports and Fitness Center on Lewis North Saturday. Check-in starts at 5:30 p.m., the 1K Monster Dash starts at 8 p.m. and the heats for the 5K run are 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Independent Professional Wrestling

Published: 03:54PM October 5th, 2017

Defy Wrestling first opened in January but has seen a growth in crowds both in Seattle and Tacoma.

JBLM Northwest Adventure Center

Published: 02:17PM September 28th, 2017

Kaweka Stoney of Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Northwest Adventure Center offers a number of photography workshop tours, including a Sunset Photography Clinic at Seattle’s Discovery Park on Saturday.

Published: 11:26AM January 7th, 2016

After the holidays, there are plenty of wallet-friendly activities to do in or around Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 09:44AM December 17th, 2015

Wondering what to do while the weather outside is frightful?

Published: 01:27PM December 10th, 2015

Various winter-themed activities are ongoing in December and January through Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Northwest Adventure Center: snowshoeing, skiing, snow tubing and more.

Published: 11:50AM December 3rd, 2015

The Jingle Bell Jog and Reindeer Romp Dec. 12 will allow runners from the JBLM community to take a December Saturday morning trek through Eagles Pride Golf Course on Lewis Main.


Published: 10:21AM November 25th, 2015

Thanksgiving is a time for thanks, a time for family and of course, a time for food.


Published: 09:20AM June 23rd, 2015

There are numerous museums on and off JBLM for families to visit. The Tacoma Buffalo Soldiers Museum, 1940 S. Wilkeson St., is just one facility chronicling military history.

Published: 02:07PM May 8th, 2014

Mother’s Day events are happening at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, whether you plan to stay on base or explore the surrounding community. If you’re looking to stay close to home, JBLM starts the celebration with its annual Mother-Son Dance at the McChord Club and Community Center today. The dance welcomes sons of all ages to bring their mothers to dance, but Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation officials said the event is geared toward children.

Published: 11:18AM May 1st, 2014

At Joint Base Lewis-McChord, patrons at the Bistro at Russell Landing on Lewis North will have a chance to enjoy Mexican food, drink and live music for Cinco de Mayo, 3:30 to 7 p.m., as a way to kick off summer .

Published: 03:11PM March 6th, 2014

JBLM Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's annual event combines a fun run with a post-race party to celebrate the Irish. The JBLM ShamROCK 'n' Run is March 15 at the FMWR Fest Tent at 11 a.m.

Published: 11:41AM January 9th, 2014

Finances take a hit during the holidays. As your budget recovers from Christmas shopping, you still can enjoy outings in and around Joint Base Lewis-McChord with free and inexpensive indoor and outdoor activities.

Weekend Cover Story

Published: 01:40PM August 8th, 2013

There’s something for you at the farmers market.