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Lt. Col. (Dr.) Mark Cucuzzella and nearly 70 JBLM service members test their balance as part of his discussion on proper running form during a seminar at McChord Fitness Center March 10.

Health and Fitness

Northwest Guardian

Lt. Col. (Dr.) Mark Cucuzzella from West Virginia University’s School of Medicine spoke to nearly 70 service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord about healthy running to maintain long-term benefits during a special seminar March 10 at McChord Fitness Center.

JBLM Shamrock ‘n Run 5K

Published: 11:07AM March 20th, 2017

The annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Shamrock ‘n Run attracted more than 600 runners Saturday outside Family and MWR’s Festival Tent on Lewis Main.

Published: 11:10AM March 20th, 2017

The Lady Hawks are the champions of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Open Women’s Basketball League after defeating the Lady Savage 52-38 Sunday at McChord Fitness Center. Gabrille Wade was the Most Valuable Player with 20 points and nine rebounds. Alex Montgomery had 19 points and 16 rebounds.

Published: 02:46PM March 16th, 2017

Youth: The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Child and Youth Services sports program is offering recreational leagues for young baseball players for this summer. Registration for both youth baseball (ages 5 to 15) and Lil’ Batters (ages 3 and 4) is open until Monday at Price for youth baseball is $55 and $25 for Lil’ Batters. Sport fee vouchers are available. For more information, call 253-967-2405.

JBLM Centennial

Published: 01:40PM March 9th, 2017

Months after standing up, Camp Lewis’ 91st Division football team was playing in the 1918 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., against the Mare Island Marines from California. Back then, some of the best college football players were either drafted into the military or signed up in response to the start of World War I.

Health & Fitness

Published: 02:24PM March 9th, 2017

A physical therapist, physical therapy technicians, a chiropractor, medics and trained instructors support the recovery of injured Soldiers who are used to being high performance athletes.

Hoops 4 Heroes

Published: 03:35PM March 9th, 2017

After trailing by 21 points at halftime, a team of Joint Base Lewis-McChord service members had a large second half comeback before falling short 61-57 to local first responders during the second annual Hoops 4 Heroes basketball game Saturday at Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom in Lakewood.

JBLM Alpine Club

Published: 02:17PM March 9th, 2017

Service members from JBLM get to enjoy mountaineering with the Alpine Club for a fraction of the price of civilian recreation enterprises.

Published: 01:06PM March 9th, 2017

Intramural: Learn about this year’s Open Spring Softball season Wednesday at 6 p.m. inside the Nelson Recreation Center on Lewis Main. Season starts April 1 with the league tournament May 6. Cost to register a team in recreational, competitive or women’s leagues is $250. Open to all JBLM community members with valid military ID, ages 18 and older. For more information, visit or call 253-967-4768.

Regional Health Command-Pacific

Published: 02:59PM March 2nd, 2017

Former Joint Base Lewis-McChord youth Sefo Liufau is one of more than 300 college football players invited to the annual NFL Combine this weekend. Liufau and other quarterbacks will go through workouts Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.

Hoops 4 Heroes

Published: 02:58PM March 2nd, 2017

Service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord will face a group of local first responders in the second annual Hoops 4 Heroes basketball exhibition Saturday at noon at Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom in Lakewood. Last year, the JBLM team won in an exciting comeback, 60-53.

Published: 02:56PM March 2nd, 2017

Fifty service members under 7th Infantry Division competed in “The Martinez” competition Tuesday at Cowan Stadium on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Organized by the Bayonet Warrior Athlete Program, the completion had participants complete 40 pull-ups, 80 push-ups, 120 air squats and a 1-mile run.

Published: 02:43PM March 2nd, 2017

Youth: Young golfers ages 7 to 18 can now register for the First Tee Youth Golf Camp offered through Joint Base Lewis-McChord Child and Youth Services. There are two camps provides between the two JBLM golf courses — Eagles Pride Golf Course on Lewis Main and Whispering Firs Golf Course on McChord Field. There is an additional Lil’ Drivers camp for ages 5 and 6. Camps begin April 27. Learn fundamentals of the sport. For more information, visit or call 253-967-2405.

JBLM Aquatics Lifeguard Fair

Published: 11:59AM February 23rd, 2017

With summer fast approaching, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Aquatics staff are looking for people interested in seasonal jobs at the Lifeguard Fair Saturday at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main. Interested participants should bring swimwear for the pretest.

CrossFit Open

Published: 11:59AM February 23rd, 2017

With the CrossFit Open currently underway, it is time for members of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord CrossFit community to test their functional fitness. While it is a competition, CrossFit is more about self-improvement.

23rd Annual Canada vs U.S.A. Hockey Challenge

Published: 11:58AM February 23rd, 2017

The Canadian Detachment of Joint Base Lewis-McChord defeated the Western Air Defense Sector in the 23rd annual Canada vs. U.S.A. Hockey Challenge for the Can-Am Challenge Cup, 8-1, Feb. 17 at Sprinker Recreation Center in Spanaway.

Published: 11:50AM February 23rd, 2017

Races: The Shamrock ‘n Run will be the first run of 2017 March 11 at 11 a.m., starting outside Family and MWR’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main. Early registration deadline ends Tuesday for the best prices, guaranteed custom T-shirt and finisher medal. Entry for the 5K is $20 for those with a valid military ID and $30 for others. 1K entry is $15 with valid military ID and $20 for civilians. For more information, visit

2017 World Military Football Cup

Published: 01:29PM February 16th, 2017

Andrew Hyres of Joint Base Lewis-McChord played for Team U.S.A. in the International Military Sports Council’s Military World Football Cup in Oman last month. Hyres aims to maintain his physical fitness to try to make the team for the 2019 tournament.

Published: 01:28PM February 16th, 2017

An All-Star team for Navy Region Northwest defeated the 308th Brigade Support Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Brigade from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, 8-0, in an Army vs. Navy indoor soccer match Sunday at ShoWare Center in Kent. The game was part of the Military Appreciation Night for the Tacoma Stars of the Major Arena Soccer League.

‘Ambassadors of Goodwill’

Published: 01:27PM February 16th, 2017

The Harlem Globetrotters will be playing games in Seattle, Kent and Everett Friday to Monday. Military service members can save $10 on tickets through the Globetrotters ticket offer.

Published: 01:22PM February 16th, 2017

Youth: Parents with children ages 5 to 18 can attend a special boxing open house at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s SKIESUnlimited Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 6398 Garcia Blvd. on Lewis Main. Meet boxing instructor Lydell Spry, learn about the sport and even participate in a sample class. For more information, call 253-966-3539.

Pacific Northwest Army vs. Navy Hockey

Published: 03:09PM February 9th, 2017

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Firs hockey team defeated Navy Region Northwest 11-4 during a Pacific Northwest Army vs. Navy Hockey game Saturday at Xfinity Arena in Everett. JBLM scored seven goals in the third period after Navy closed the gap to 4-3.

JBLM Skeet and Trap Range

Published: 12:54PM February 9th, 2017

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Skeet and Trap Range just outside Lewis Main hosted its monthly Sporting Clays shooting competition Saturday. Held on the first Saturday of each month, the competition provides a social gathering in the form of a 10-station, 100-target shooting challenge for active duty service members, retirees, veterans and family members.

Bayonet Warrior Athlete Program

Published: 12:54PM February 9th, 2017

The 7th Infantry Division is looking to change the culture throughout all of subordinate units by establishing the Bayonet Warrior Athlete Program. The program will feature BWAP Boxes for all units in the division, along with a program to train service members to be BWAP instructors for their respective units.

Western Air Defense Sector

Published: 12:53PM February 9th, 2017

WADS was responsible for command and control of the F-16 fighter jets from the 138th Fighter Wing, Detachment 1, Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, Houston, Texas, that enforced the flight restriction zone over the Super Bowl by flying air patrols and air defense deterrence missions.

Published: 12:49PM February 9th, 2017

Sports: The Tacoma Stars of the Major Arena Soccer League will host a special Military Appreciation Night Sunday at the ShoWare Center in Kent. Premium ticket packages for $28 per person include a reserved seat, a specialty T-shirt, hot dog, chips and bottled water. Reserved seats are also available for $11. For tickets, call 844-STARS-TIME or visit

Army vs. Navy Hockey Exhibition

Published: 12:34PM February 2nd, 2017

Service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord will represent the Army in a hockey exhibition against Navy Region Northwest Saturday at Xfinity Arena in Everett. JBLM won the game after a 4-0 first period led to a 9-4 victory.

Published: 02:51PM February 8th, 2017

Service members, veterans and civilians came together in teams of two to complete a special workout for the Run Ranger Run kick-off event at Inveniam Athletics in Lakewood Saturday. The workout included five rounds of pull-ups, burpees and wall balls between a pair of 1,600 meters on a row machine.

JBLM Armed Forces Wellness Center

Published: 12:32PM February 2nd, 2017

The Armed Forces Wellness Center at Jensen Family and Health Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord creates fitness plans that go beyond just exercise and nutrition. Health assessments also measure metabolic rates, sleep patterns and levels of stress.

Published: 12:26PM February 2nd, 2017

Recreation: The Aquatics Lifeguard Fair is set for Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the pool inside Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main. Employment opportunities for lifeguards and water safety instructors ranges in pay from $11.21 to $15 per hour. Come prepared with swimwear. Earn lifeguard certification at the fair. For more information, call 253-967-9210.