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Josh Proffitt carries a U.S. flag as part of the local chapter of Team Red, White and Blue during the 10K run of the annual JBLM Turkey Trot Nov. 21 on Lewis Main.

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The JBLM Turkey Trot hosted nearly 700 runners during the annual event. Approximately 700 runners participate in the annual JBLM Turkey Trot, which started and ended 5K and 10K courses at the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Festival Tent on Lewis Main. After the race, a total of 20 turkeys were awarded through a raffle.

Published: 01:41PM November 24th, 2015

While hunting opportunities are available on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, there seems to be confusion why certain training areas are closed at different times throughout the year. Additionally, there are rules of hunting that all hunters must learn before they become registered to come onto JBLM lands.

Published: 12:00AM November 24th, 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.

Published: 12:22PM November 19th, 2015

Seattle Seahawks honor the military and veterans at annual salute to the armed forces Sunday.

Published: 12:33PM November 19th, 2015

The emotions can fluctuate in the game of golf, especially when you lose your lead in the second day of a tournament only to have a chance to win it all on the last hole.

Published: 12:23PM November 19th, 2015

Several Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program are vying for spots on the Team USA rugby sevens squad, which will compete when the sport makes its Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Published: 12:21PM November 19th, 2015

The state of Washington has a number of choices for those who want to play collegiate football after graduating high school, and the teams are closer than playing for the Washington Huskies in Seattle or the Washington State Cougars in Pullman. One of them is down the road from Joint Base Lewis-McChord at Pacific Lutheran University.

Published: 12:19PM November 19th, 2015

The state of Washington has a number of choices for those who want to play collegiate football after graduating high school, and the teams are closer than playing for the Washington Huskies in Seattle or the Washington State Cougars in Pullman. One of them is down the street from Joint Base Lewis-McChord at Pacific Lutheran University.

Published: 12:08PM November 19th, 2015

Races: A 5K and 10K course will be available for running, walking and skating at the annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Turkey Trot Fun Run and Inline Skate 10 a.m. Saturday at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fest Tent on Lewis Main. Day of registration at the race location is $30 for the 5K and $40 for the 10K run/skate, both with valid military ID. Runners and skaters without will pay $40 for the 5K and $50 for the 10K. Twenty runners will win turkeys as a door prize. For more information, visit or call 253-967-4768.

Published: 11:40AM November 12th, 2015

Nearly 20 video game enthusiasts looked for the opportunity to represent JBLM Saturday in the first Battle of the Branches eSports Tournament at the Warrior Zone.

Published: 11:12AM November 12th, 2015

Nearly 40 percent of the players on the Lakes Lancers football team are military family members with connections with Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 11:12AM November 12th, 2015

The 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment was able to claim first place in the overall team competition at the 2015 JBLM Wrestling Championships Nov. 3-4 at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main. Many individual champions went undefeated throughout their respective double elimination brackets, including Dominick Cureton and Curtis Hulstine.

Published: 11:01AM November 5th, 2015

Flag football and softball tournaments were hosted as part of the grand opening of the new Lewis North Athletics Complex on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Many service members representing their respective units enjoyed the chance to play on quality fields and had high praise for the newest addition to JBLM.

Published: 11:01AM November 5th, 2015

Two golfers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord — Derek Williams and Micah Tilley — will compete in the first Veteran Golfers’ Association National Championship Tuesday-Wednesday at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina. Both earned their spots by competing in a qualifying tournament in September at Eagles Pride Golf Course.

Published: 10:49AM November 5th, 2015

Outdoor: Test your skills at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Skeet Range’s Sporting Clays Saturday, which features 10 stations and 100 total targets where marksmen try to get the highest score of the day. Sign up for $35 per person. Registration begins at 9 a.m. To learn more or to sign up, call the range at $253-967-7056.

Published: 10:59AM October 29th, 2015

Rugby is a sport that is continuing to grow locally, including in military communities. The Tacoma Sirens women’s rugby club has become a family team that includes service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and other installations.

Published: 10:59AM October 29th, 2015

Despite running in her first full marathon, JBLM’s Chelsea Prahl was the top runner for the All-Army women’s team that ran in the 40th annual Marine Corps Marathon Sunday in Washington, D.C.

Published: 10:58AM October 29th, 2015

As part of the preparation for the annual Puget Sound Army vs. Navy Flag Football Classic in December, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord team won a scrimmage against the 46th Aviation Support Battalion in a 20-13 overtime thriller Monday at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main.

Published: 10:58AM October 29th, 2015

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Published: 10:57AM October 29th, 2015

Team USA athletes who marched into the closing ceremony of the 6th Military World Games Oct. 11 in Mungyeong, South Korea, proudly wore 17 medals earned in competition against more than 100 nations.

Published: 10:31AM October 29th, 2015

Intramurals: The top grapplers on the installation are invited to sign up for the JBLM Wrestling Championships held Tuesday-Thursday at Soldier Field House on Lewis Main. You can learn more by calling the Intramural Sports office at 253-967-4768. There is also MOI and LOI forms available at

Published: 12:33PM October 22nd, 2015

Outdoor: The staff from Northwest Adventure Center will host a five-level course plan where students can meet once a week – starting at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Kimbro Pool inside McVeigh Sports and Fitness Center on Lewis Main. The two-hour classes cover paddling, rescues, recovery and how to prepare for a trip. Registration is $25 per person ages 12 and older. For more information, call 253-967-7744.

Published: 12:26PM October 22nd, 2015

After two years of struggles in the Women’s Football Alliance, the Tacoma Trauma found success in their third season with a 7-1 regular season record and a playoff berth. The team hopes to continue to build on top of their existing talent with tryout camps like the one held Saturday at Baker Middle School in Tacoma.

Published: 12:24PM October 22nd, 2015

The second annual JBLM Zombie Apocalypse Run Saturday attracted more than 550 runners who attempted to avoid more than 80 “zombies” throughout the Logistics Center neighborhood on Lewis Main.

Published: 12:22PM October 22nd, 2015

Nearly three dozen Clover Park High School Warrior football players lined the football field on a cool Friday night along with three 62nd Airlift Wing Airmen the team invited to be honored during team’s first Warrior Night Oct. 16 in Lakewood.

Published: 11:28AM October 15th, 2015

Despite beginning with shoulder-high waves breaking on their heads, Team USA took bronze medals in women’s senior triathlon, men’s senior and mixed team at the CISM World Games in Pohang, South Korea, Saturday.

Published: 11:28AM October 15th, 2015

Three teams from Joint Base Lewis-McChord participated in the 31st annual Army Ten-Miler Race Sunday in Washington, D.C. The active-duty women’s team took second place, while the men finished sixth overall; the active-duty mixed team finished 12th out of more than 50 teams.

Published: 11:27AM October 15th, 2015

Despite suffering three broken ribs and a punctured lung in May, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Andrew Hyres played with the U.S. men’s soccer team in the CISM World Military Games Sept. 30 to Oct. 11 in Korea.

Published: 11:27AM October 15th, 2015

Outdoor: The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Paintball Field on Lewis North will be surrounded by “zombies” Sunday with matches at 5 and 6 p.m. Participate in zombie-themed paintball games for $40, which includes equipment rental and 500 rounds of paint — additional rounds are $15 for 500 and $55 for 2,000.

Published: 11:26AM October 15th, 2015

Physical fitness is a priority every military member must keep high on their list.