JBLM Paintball Field hosts a zombie paintball event where the “undead” are given guns to battle back against the “humans.” The event gathered more than 20 participants including service members, dependents and civilians.
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Gregory Leak finished 18th in his final appearance in the Army Ten-Miler race in Washington D.C. The JBLM Ten-Miler captain and coach finished his service in the Army just days after running in D.C.
Boot Camp at Jensen Fitness Center provides six-week program to improve health and activity among Army spouses and dependents. Classes have grown from 15 in June 2013 to more than 30 today.
Sports: Sign up for the Halloween Tombstone stroke-play golf tournament Oct. 25 at Whispering Firs Golf Course on JBLM McChord Field. Cost is $12 per golfer with tee time starting at 8 a.m. For more information, call the Whispering Firs pro shop at 253-982-2124.
JBLM’s 1st Lt. Gregory Leak finishes with top-20 finish before leaving Army and helps Men’s team finish fifth for Commanders Cup. Women’s team finishes fifth as well while Masters squad takes second behind Fort Bragg.
Tacoma Women's tackle football team founded by JBLM service members continues to host open tryout camps and summer workouts hoping to find new talent before 2015 season next Spring.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Giovanna Camacho won gold in the 106-pound female division at the National Police Athletic League Boxing tournament Sept. 28 to Oct. 4 in Oxnard, Calif. The win may also lead to an invitation to the Army’s World Class Athlete Program.
Recreation: Pre-registration required for this fun, scary paintball event 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the JBLM Paintball Field on Lewis North. Fee is $40 to be one of the humans taking on the zombies, $30 for those who come dressed as an “authentic” zombie. Fee includes equipment and 500 rounds of paint. To register, vist jblmadventuretrips.com.
WASHINGTON A total of 35,000 runners and 720 teams from around the globe came to the nation's capital Oct. 12 to participate in the annual Army Ten-Miler celebrating the race's 30th anniversary.
JBLM’s Isaac Rios has found a new passion after competing in the Warrior Games trial camp last June at the West Point Academy in New York. Since then, he has trained every day for an opportunity at competing in the 2014 Warrior Games, Sept. 26 to Oct. 4 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Staff Sgt. Batie shows the results of changes that began in his first run in the Army Ten-Miler last year. In the last 11 months, he has lost about 50 pounds and has his sights on becoming a leader by example for his younger Soldiers.
Volkssports at Oktoberfest provide a non-competitive challenge to walk and bike through JBLM. Courses take participants near Gray Army Airfield, McKay Marsh and different points of American Lake on Lewis North.
Youth: JBLM Child, Youth and School Services will begin to accept registration for their youth basketball program Oct. 1-29 at their Parent Central Services office, 2295 12th and Bitar on Lewis Main, or online at jblmmwr.com/cyss_youth_sports. Open to children ages 3-15. Season starts Nov. 10.
JBLMs Trombley stars for All-Army womens softball team at Armed Forces Championship. Her performance earned her a spot on the Armed Forces team that played in the ASA National Championship in Oklahoma City.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Two-hundred wounded, ill or injured athletes came together Sunday, for a week-long competition in adaptive sports and to claim the rights to the Chairman's Cup in the fifth annual Warrior Games held here.
Youth: JBLM Child, Youth and School Services will begin accepting registration for their youth basketball program Oct. 1-29 at their Parent Central Services office at 2295 12th and Bitar on Lewis Main or online at jblmmwr.com/cyss_youth_sports. Open to children ages 3-15. Season starts Nov. 10.
The 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team Sisters in Arms program held a partnered women’s running clinic in conjunction with the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade at the Evergreen Theater on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Sept. 26.
Gig Harbor Nearly 2,000 people participated in the Race for a Soldier and Swing for a Soldier events in support of programs that help service members who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
Team Whispering Firs scores low 51 in 18-hole round for annual fundraiser tournament title. Twelve teams played in support of the events and programs supported by the JBLM Sergeants Major Association.
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. Air Force Academy grad makes the Broncos as second string offensive guard behind Louis Vasquez
JBLM’s best long-distance runners continue to train in preparation for the Army Ten-Miler race Oct. 12 in Washington D.C. Many of the runners complete a total of 40 to 90 miles per week in hopes of sweeping all three Commanders’ Cups – men’s, women’s and master’s.
SELAH, Wash. A half marathon brought Japanese and U.S. military members together to gain fitness, build morale and foster a sense of community at Operation Rising Thunder 2014 near Yakima
Recreation: The Club at McChord Field is hosting a special, one-day Texas Holdem Tournament at 1 p.m., Saturday, on JBLM McChord Field. Play begins at 1:30 p.m. $20 covers chips and a light buffet. Prizes are $500, $400 and $300 gift cards. Open to active duty, reserves, guard members, retirees, dependents and civilian employees. For more information, call 253-982-5576.
3rd Bde., 2nd Inf. Div. Soldiers ran an obstacle course last week to enhance fitness and build morale
Ten-Miler runners Preston Myers, Eric Geber finish first, second at 12K course of Salmon Run. Annual race and festival attracts nearly 400 total participants with salmon meals waiting after crossing the finish line.
Washington Army National Guard takes home installation golf championship after defeating McChord’s 361st Recruiting Squadron.
62nd Maintenance Squadron wins JBLM Intramural Championship over 627th Civil Engineers Squadron, after losing their first game since July.
Youth: Sign up your young golfers ages 5-6 for a camp that runs Thursdays from 3:45-5:45 p.m. now to Oct. 16 at Eagles Pride Golf Course. For more information, call the Child, Youth and School Services sports office at 253-967-2405.
Lakes senior DE is one of the top recruits pursued by several Division I football programs, including Washington, Washington State and other Pac-12 schools.
Father-son racing duo honors Armed Forces with tribute car at Evergreen Speedway. Military career helped both Boyatts pursue their racing dreams.