JBLMs Special Olympics program continues to provide opportunities for those with special needs to develop skills on the basketball court during two weekly practices the CYSS gym on JBLM.
Sports & Leisure
UNIVERSITY PLACE Meet the senior captains for Curtis High School boys’ swimming and water polo teams, with ties to JBLM.
Sports: Pierce College will host a Salute to Armed Forces Night Saturday with free tickets for all members of the military with valid ID.
On the same day as the Army-Navy college football rivalry game, members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Naval Base Kitsap had their own Army-Navy hockey exhibition Dec. 12 at the ShoWare Center in Kent.
The first part of working toward a New Year’s resolution of becoming more fit and healthy is to see where you stand. The Army Wellness Center at Jensen Family Health and Fitness Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord provides free assessments and classes.
Sports enthusiasts will find that the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Sports, Fitness and Aquatics office has made some changes to both the intramural sports and race calendar in an effort to provide not only more sports overall, but also opportunities for women’s and open leagues to form.
Fitness: The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Fitness Resolution 2016 will provide a chance to learn about the different fitness classes at various JBLM centers to help with New Year’s resolutions Saturday at 9 a.m. at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main. The event is free. Many of JBLM’s certified trainers will attend. Call 253-967-4771.
Every year, JBLM provides a number of various sporting events and leagues for their units in a friendly competition while also participating in several intraservice competitions locally and nationally. This year was no different.
More than 450 participated in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Jingle Bell Jog and Reindeer Romp Saturday at Eagles Pride Golf Course on Lewis Main. The event also provided an “ugly holiday sweater” contest and a drawing for several door prizes during the final JBLM race for 2015.
Recreation: Sounders Lanes at Colonel Joe Jackson Boulevard on McChord Field is hosting a special Saturday for $5 per game, including shoe rental, between 11 a.m. and noon; designed for service members to bring their children to the lanes. For more information, call 253-982-5954.
When Anthony Wilkins found out about the Down & Dirty 5K Mud Run at Soldiers Field House on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, he learned that participants were encouraged to sport shirts and capes resembling their favorite super heroes during the July 19 run.
As a child, Dan Carr would take any chance he had to go fishing with his father. Now as a sergeant 1st class in 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, he began taking his son Daniel, 6, to American Lake.
With the fan base of the Seattle Sounders growing and the high ratings the U.S. gained during this years World Cup, JBLM youths were excited to learn from some of the best instructors from Europe during a soccer camp Monday through Thursday on Joint Base LewisMcChord.
Show off your football skills
Several service members stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord joined the U.S. armed forces directly out of high school with the belief that they had played their last game wearing full pads. But in the Puget Sound region, multiple semi-professional football teams welcome service members to play again.
There are 203 miles between the E1 Parking Lot at the University of Washington in Seattle and Holladay Park in Portland. Rather than travel by motor vehicle, which takes about two hours, 10,000 people rode their bicycles the entire way during the 35th annual Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic on July 12.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD Children from as young as four to high-school-age teenagers, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord learn about respect, confidence and discipline to prepare for lifes challenges from karate instructor Joel Toline at the Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited Academy on JBLM Lewis Main.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD Races: Get ready to run through the mud in the ninth annual Down and Dirty Mud Run 10 a.m. Saturday at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD JBLM's 7s rugby team played host to its 15th annual tournament at Watkins Field, but still failed to tally its first championship in as many years.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD When retired Army Sgt. Marcus Garner learned his son Nathan, 15, was interested in joining in on a pheasant-hunting trip, the first step was to learn how to shoot something out of the air.
FORT BENNING, Ga. Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit gave the Army the individual and team championships at the 55th Interservice Pistol Championships, held at Fort Benning, Ga., June 15 to 20.
The entry fee for two of Seafairs athletic events is only $20 each for military service members, starting with the Seafair Triathlon 6:30 a.m. July 20 at Seward Park in Seattle.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD Lauren Anderson, 10, had never swung a golf club before attending her first class during an eight-week course at Whispering First Golf Course on JBLM McChord Field.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD Among 70 hopeful wounded warriors at the United States Tennis Associations U.S. Open Ballperson Tryout June 19, Will Silva, a one-legged amputee from Joint Base Lewis-McChord stood out. He ran across the courts collecting tennis balls to show he could keep up if chosen for the tournament in August.
While there are plenty of things to see and do at the annual Freedom Fest on JBLM Lewis Main. Sports fans can see hard-hitting and fast-paced seven-on-seven rugby during the annual Fort Lewis 7s tournament starting 9:30 a.m. Friday at Watkins Field.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD Because of increased demand, Jensen Family Health and Fitness Center on JBLM Lewis Main held a grand viewing of a new cardio kickboxing workout video June 26, starring head instructor Sharon Morejon and some of the courses regular patrons.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD Hundreds of families flocked to Russell Landing on Lewis North Saturday to participate in the JBLM Half Marathon & 5K Resiliency Run.
Staff Sgt. Isaac Rios Jr. found himself with more than 100 athletes from the Army, the Air Force and the Marine Corps competing in the 2014 Warrior Trial Games June 15-20 at West Point military academy in New York, despite all of his injuries.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD While the Rainier Cup trophy will remain at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, its moving from Eagles Pride Golf Course to Whispering Firs Golf Course.
Get ready to run through the mud in the ninth annual Down and Dirty Mud Run, 10 a.m., July 19, at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main.