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Participants begin the 2-mile race for 9 to 16-year-olds during the annual Armed Forces Kids Run at Cowan Stadium Saturday.

Armed Forces Kids Run

Northwest Guardian

The annual Armed Forces Kids Run at Cowan Stadium on Joint Base Lewis-McChord attracted more than 400 military youths and their families Saturday. The event featured half, one and two-mile runs for ages 5 to 16 and also celebrated Purple Up Day, recognizing military youths.

1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Published: 02:21PM April 20th, 2017

Sweat, heat and determination filled the gym as Soldiers grunted through Crossfit-inspired workouts at the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) Battle of the Brave competition at Thor3 gym April 13 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

JBLM Centennial

Published: 02:18PM April 20th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord is home of Eagles Pride Golf Course on Lewis Main and Whispering Firs Golf Course on McChord Field. Installation officials have attempted to create a golf course on the property since the earliest days of Camp Lewis 100 years ago.

Published: 08:22AM April 21st, 2017

Sports: The 11th annual Northwest Military Masters bowling tournament is set for Saturday at Bowl Arena Lanes on Lewis Main. Tourney is limited to 36 entries at $100 registration fee. $1,000 cash prize (if max participation is reached). One in four bowlers will receive cash prize. Enter in person at Bowl Arena Lanes on Lewis Main or Sounders Lanes on McChord Field. Open to all service members, retired service members, families and civilian employees.

CYS Month of the Military Child

Published: 11:22AM April 14th, 2017

Six teams from three Joint Base Lewis-McChord School Age Service Centers participated in the annual Little March Madness at Child and Youth Services’ gymnasium on Lewis Main April 7. Children from first- to fifth-grade played in 20-minute exhibitions and represented some of the college basketball teams that played in the recent NCAA National Championship last month.

JBLM Commander’s Cup Basketball

Published: 11:23AM April 14th, 2017

Adrian Kenney led A Company, 46th Aviation Support Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade with 22 points on the way to defeating the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 23rd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division 62-53 in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Basketball Championship April 6 at Wilson Sports and Fitness Center.

Lakes Junior Lancers Youth Football

Published: 11:17AM April 14th, 2017

The Lakes Junior Lancers Youth Football program hosted a special two-hour workout camp for kids second- through eighth-grade Saturday at Cowan Stadium on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Approximately 50 youths went through different position drills and a two-hand touch scrimmage led by current Junior Lancers and coaches.

Published: 11:14AM April 14th, 2017

Youth: The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Armed Forces Kids Run is for youths ages 5 to 16 Saturday at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main. The run starts at 9 a.m., with onsite registration opening at 8 a.m. The event is free to JBLM youths. For more information, visit

Northwest Fishing Partner Registry

Published: 04:55PM April 6th, 2017

The Northwest Fishing Partner Registry began as a Facebook group with hopes of connecting service members to local fishing enthusiasts. In a little more than one month, the group has surpassed 500 members with offers from local organizations to provide fishing trips, equipment and more.

Published: 04:05PM April 6th, 2017

Golf: Whispering Firs Golf Course is holding an open house event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on McChord Field. There will be a free clinic, sample items from the menu, twilight fees all day and information about upcoming tournaments. For more information, call 253-982-2124.

Published: 04:55PM April 6th, 2017

The 1st Special Forces Group won the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Bowling Championship Tuesday at Bowl Arena Lanes with a four-person score of 2,642 pins through three games. HHC, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, finished second with 2,576 pins despite starting in fourth after the first game.

JBLM Spring Break Golf Tournament

Published: 02:40PM March 30th, 2017

The 10th annual Spring Break golf tournament Saturday to Sunday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord saw first time competitor Dennis Browne win an annual green fee pass for JBLM golf courses in 2017. The first day featured skills challenges played at Eagles Pride Golf Course, followed by a match-play round with the top three at Whispering Firs Golf Course.

JBLM Rugby

Published: 02:39PM March 30th, 2017

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord rugby team is looking for new players for the upcoming rivalry match with Naval Base Kitsap and beyond. Head coach Nick Punimata said anyone with an athletic background can find a spot on the team.

JBLM Football Club

Published: 02:39PM March 30th, 2017

A group of service members hope to bring in more soccer players for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Football Club. Practices are open for anyone on JBLM to join and become part of a soccer culture that looks to form teams for future competitions.

Published: 02:18PM March 30th, 2017

Sports: The Seattle Mariners are hosting the 15th annual Salute to Armed Forces game April 15 against the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and first pitch is at 6:10 p.m. Discount tickets available for all military service members and their families: $13 for view level, $31 for main club and $40 for terrace club. Deadline to purchase is April 14 at 5 p.m. For more information or to buy tickets, visit and use promo code “MILITARY.”

JBLM Centennial

Published: 01:18PM March 23rd, 2017

The 100-year history of Joint Base Lewis-McChord includes stadiums located on installation, starting with Camp Lewis in 1919 to host the base football team. Although Cowan Stadium still stands today after opening in 1949, other baseball and football venues have opened and closed from as far back as the 1930s.

JBLM Warrior Transition Battalion

Published: 01:14PM March 23rd, 2017

Specialists Alexandria McIntyre and Maria Garcia represented the Warrior Transition Battalion on Joint Base Lewis-McChord at the 2017 Air Force Warrior Games Trials Feb. 24 to March 10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The two service members finished with five individual medals.

Published: 01:13PM March 23rd, 2017

Cyclists Shawn Cheshire, Shawn Morelli and Jennifer Schuble, sitting volleyball player Kari Miller, and para-triathletes Melissa Stockwell and retired Col. Patricia Collins joined Paralympic swimmer Sgt. Elizabeth Marks in the athletic portion of the class of 2017.

Published: 12:42PM March 23rd, 2017

Intramural: Coaches meeting is set for Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Nelson Recreation Center for the 2017 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Open Flag Football League beginning April 13. The tournament is set for May 18-20. Cost to register a team is $300. Players without a team can attend coaches meeting. Open to all JBLM ID cardholders ages 18 and older. For more information, call 253-967-4768 or visit

Health and Fitness

Published: 11:04AM March 20th, 2017

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.