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Chelimo, Farah, Lagat react to Rio Games 5K finish

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Spc. Paul Chelimo checks the video screen after his second-place finish in the men’s 5,000-meter run Saturday in the Rio Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro while Chelimo’s idol and U.S. teammate Bernard Lagat, who finished fifth, watches his young protege.

U.S. Army Installation Management Command

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.

Published: 02:15PM August 25th, 2016

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.

Published: 02:14PM August 25th, 2016

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.

Published: 02:13PM August 25th, 2016

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.

Published: 02:12PM August 25th, 2016

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

Published: 02:42PM August 18th, 2016

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.

Published: 02:41PM August 18th, 2016

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.

Published: 02:39PM August 18th, 2016

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Leisure Travel Services hosted its 12th annual ticket sale for the Seattle Seahawks’ home games for the 2016 season Saturday on Lewis Main. More than 200 people came out after their names were selected in a drawing earlier this month.

Published: 02:54PM August 18th, 2016

Sports: Sign up for the Joint Base Commander Golf Tournament Friday at 1 p.m. at Whispering Firs Golf Course on McChord Field. The golf tournament is open to all military ID cardholders and is a four-person team competition. Registration fee is $35 per golfer and includes green fee and cart rental. For more information, call 253-982-2124.

Published: 02:30PM August 18th, 2016

Sam Kendricks, a five-time U.S. champion and 2012 Olympian, graduated from the University of Mississippi last year with a commission of second lieutenant in the Army Reserve.

Published: 01:44PM August 11th, 2016

Thirty-three Soldiers competed at the JBLM Combatives Tournament at Soldiers Field House Aug. 2 to 4.

Published: 01:42PM August 11th, 2016

The annual battle against gravity featured members of Team Red, White and Blue Sunday at Stadium High School.

Published: 01:40PM August 11th, 2016

The Sergeants Major Association of the Northwest Annual Charity Golf Tourney took place Aug. 5 at Whispering Firs Golf Course at McChord Field.

Published: 01:38PM August 11th, 2016

Youth: The eighth annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Youth Shotgun Safety and Fun Shoot is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Skeet and Trap Range on 2nd Division Range Drive on Lewis Main. The event will provide children ages 8 to 16 a chance to learn and improve upon shooting skills for free. Safety gear, equipment and a free lunch will be provided through the Pheasants Forever Puget Sound Chapter. Preregistration is required by Friday. For more information, call 253-967-7056.

Published: 12:54PM August 4th, 2016

Bravo Company, 1st Special Forces Group used disciplined base running and plenty of hits to earn the 19-8 win over the 523rd Composite Truck Company during the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Softball Championship July 28 at the Lewis North Athletic Complex on Lewis North.

Published: 12:52PM August 4th, 2016

Army Spc. David Blakely and contractor Laosamoa Ropeti won the prizes for top overall bodybuilders during the 2016 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Bodybuilding Championships Saturday at the Nelson Recreation Center on Lewis Main.

Published: 12:51PM August 4th, 2016

At the Unleashed at Stadium Bowl event, you can run up and down all 1,628 stairs inside one of the largest high school football stadiums in Washington state. The inaugural Heroes Race will allow service members, law enforcement and first responders to wear load-bearing gear (40 pounds) while completing the course.

Published: 01:09PM August 4th, 2016

Intramurals: The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Intramural Sports program will host informational meetings for the upcoming Commander’s Cup flag football season that starts Aug. 22 at the Lewis North Athletic Complex. Unit representative meetings will take place Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Warrior Zone on Lewis North and Wednesday at noon at the McChord Fitness Center. Open to active-duty service members on JBLM. For more information, call 253-967-4768 or visit

Published: 02:34PM July 28th, 2016

Youth: Friday is the last day to register for Child, Youth and School Services’ fall soccer and bumble bee soccer programs for children ages 3 to 15. A sports physical and CYSS registration are required. Enrollment is available at For more information, call 253-967-2405.

Published: 02:11PM July 28th, 2016

The 2016 Joint Northwest Regional Warrior C.A.R.E. event will be hosted by Joint Base Lewis-McChord Monday to Thursday at various locations on the installation. The event will feature adaptive sports camps for wounded warriors from both the Army and Air Force, as well as caregiver support and transition readiness workshops.

Published: 02:11PM July 28th, 2016

Chris Pedi of Joint Base Lewis-McChord finished first overall among all Ten-Miler runners with a time of 52:56 during the JBLM Freedom Run Saturday that started at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main. Larissa Kolasinski finished first among all female runners with a time of 1:00:25.5.

Published: 02:09PM July 28th, 2016

The Mixx A Lot squad was able to win the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Open League Volleyball tournament after defeating Kosrae in three sets Saturday at the McChord Fitness Center on McChord Field. Mixx A Lot finished with 12 blocks and six aces as a team to win the championship final.

Published: 01:22PM July 21st, 2016

More than 100 youths from Joint Base Lewis-McChord participated in a three-hour youth basketball clinic hosted by the Sumner High School boys’ basketball program July 15 at the CYSS Gymnasium on Lewis Main.

Published: 01:20PM July 21st, 2016

John Scacciotti had an 18-hole round of 76 to have the best overall score during the Veteran Golfers Association West Region tournament Saturday at Whispering Firs Golf Course on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Other division winners included Samual Grove (77), Anthony Manalo (79), Robert Babauta (81) and Greg Jiran (84).

Published: 01:18PM July 21st, 2016

The Sergeants Major Association of the Northwest will hold its annual charity golf tournament Aug. 5 at Whispering Firs Golf Course.

Published: 01:15PM July 21st, 2016

Sports: The next Joint Base Commander’s Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday at 1 p.m. at Eagles Pride Golf Course on Lewis Main. The event is open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders, and registration is $35 per golfer. This includes green fee and cart. Four-person teams will begin play with a shotgun start. For more information, call 253-967-6522.

Published: 12:54PM July 14th, 2016

Richard Williams of Madigan Army Medical Center finished first with a time of 38:01 in a field of 102 runners that participated in the JBLM 10K Championship run July 8 at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main. Elizabeth DeSitter finished first among women with a time of 44:44.

Published: 12:50PM July 14th, 2016

Active-duty and former service members from the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community participated in the Lakewood SummerFest Triathlon Saturday from American Lake to Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood. The event was the second part of the Triple Threat Triathlon series that concludes Aug. 20 with the JBLM Deuces Wild Triathlon.

Published: 12:47PM July 14th, 2016

More than 30 service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord attended the start of a soccer camp Tuesday at the Lewis North Athletic Complex to form a team to compete in the 14th annual Defender’s Cup National Military Soccer Tournament in September at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Published: 12:45PM July 14th, 2016

Youth: Children ages 7 to 16 can sign up for a full week of training with Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp Monday to July 22 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Child, Youth and School Services’ Athletic Fields on Lewis Main. There is a half-day option for $136 per child and a full-day option for $192 per child. There are also options for ages 3 to 5. Registration is open until the day of camp at