More than 1,000 service members, veterans and other members of the local military community participated in the annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Down and Dirty Mud Run Saturday at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main.
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Golfers from the local military and civilian communities came to Eagles Pride Golf Course on Joint Base Lewis-McChord for the fourth annual Green Golf Class Tuesday for a tournament and environmental summit discussing the sustainable efforts done regularly at both JBLM golf courses.
The Veteran Golfers Association hosted a West Region tournament Saturday at Eagles Pride Golf Course on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Corey Rossingnol and Howard Smith were among those who won their respective flights.
Recreation: The Club at McChord Field is hosting a one-day tournament Saturday for active duty, reserve, dependents, retirees and Department of Defense employees. Doors open at 1 p.m., with the tournament starting at 1:30 p.m. Registration fee is $22. Prizes include gift cards of $400, $300 and $200. For more information, call 253-982-5581.
TACOMA The 17th Field Artillery Regiment won its second consecutive title at the annual Sound to Narrows Military 12K Run Saturday at Vassault Park in Tacoma; winning the Company Division. The 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment won the Super Squad Division and the 47th Combat Support Hospital won the Battalion Division.
The Army team from Joint Base Lewis-McChord completed a three-peat at the championship of the Tacoma Rainiers’ Salute to Armed Forces Softball Classic with a 20-6 win over Navy at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma Tuesday.
Sheridan Sports and Fitness Center on Lewis Main will be closed for approximately one year, starting after the final day of operation ends Friday at 7 p.m. The renovation will include a new functional fitness area, reconfigured locker rooms with separate saunas for men and women, as well as an updated HVAC system.
Races: Registration is now open for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Down and Dirty 5K Mud Run and obstacle course. Full of lots of muddy obstacles, the run is set for Saturday at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main. The first 1,000 registrants also receive water bottles. For registration information, visit jblmmwr.com/races.
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, AFGHANISTAN Service members supporting Resolute Support Mission at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, held a Sound to Narrows 12K shadow run Sunday.
The 17th Field Artillery Brigade won the overall team trophy during the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Intramural Sports Commander’s Cup Track Championships at Cowan Stadium May 31 to June 2. The brigade finished with 53 team points, followed by the 62nd Medical Brigade (48).
Army and Air Force teams prepare for the 2016 Tacoma Rainiers’ Salute to Armed Forces Softball Classic at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma Monday to Tuesday. The Army team is the defending champions after a 20-7 win over Navy in last year’s championship.
Six children from the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community finished with 11 total medals, eight of which were gold, when they competed with the Twin Tigers tae kwon do team of Tacoma during the second annual Pan American Club Tae Kwon Do Championships at Xfinity Arena in Everett May 27 to 28.
Sports: The Association of the United States Army’s Captain Meriwether Lewis Chapter is hosting the “ForeRTroops” golf tournament Friday at Eagles Pride Golf Course on Lewis Main. Day-of registration starts at 10 a.m. with the four-man team scramble tournament at noon, followed by a post-event dinner. Individual golfer fee is $100; E-4 and below pay $50; AUSA members get a $25 discount. For more information, visit ausalewischapter.org or call 253-566-5870.
A sea of 1,900 runners wearing blue participated in the annual Memorial Day run for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord chapter of wear blue: run to remember Monday at PowderWorks Park in DuPont.
Mike Blowers, former Major League Baseball player and current Seattle Mariners commentator, grew up in a military family that took him to various parts of the world before finally coming to Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
In a thrilling overtime championship soccer match, the 4th Battalion 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment claimed the Commander’s Cup.
Outdoor: The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Skeet Range will host its monthly Sporting Clays competition Saturday. Registration is $35 per person and opens at 9 a.m. Shooting begins at 10:30 a.m. Competition includes 10 stations of 100 targets that simulate live targets, often called “golf with a shotgun.” For more information, call 253-967-7056.
Pat Collins and Beck Loulter contributed big to Joint Base Lewis-McChord rugby, maintaining possession of the Commander’s Cup after defeating Naval Station Kitsap in the 18th annual meeting between the two sides, 43-0, Saturday at Cowan Stadium.
Hundreds of athletes from across the state will compete at Special Olympics Washington’s Summer Games June 3 to 5 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way. Thirteen athletes from the JBLM Tigers are competing in a variety of events.
Intramurals: Units and individuals can come to Cowan Stadium for the JBLM Track and Field Championships — part of the 2016 Commanders Cup Tuesday to Thursday. Registration is at 4 p.m. each day with races starting at 6 p.m. For more information and the race schedule, visit jblmmwr.com/intramural or call 253-967-4768.
Units from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and other local military installations are encouraged to register a team for the 44th annual Sound to Narrows Military 12K Formation Run June 11 at 6:30 a.m. in Tacoma. Teams can register for one of three different categories, but are required to cross the finish line in formation.
Intramurals: A representative meeting will take place for all units wishing to participate in this year’s Commander’s Cup softball league on Joint Base Lewis-McChord — open to active-duty units stationed on JBLM. There will be a meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. inside the Warrior Zone’s VIP Room on Lewis North, followed by a meeting Wednesday at noon inside the McChord Fitness Center. League starts June 6. For more information, call 253-967-4768 or visit jblmmwr.com/intramural.
Abunai collects seven home runs to win the competitive league final over the 494th Brigade Support Battalion, 17-7, during the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Open League Softball Championships at the Lewis North Athletic Complex May 13. The Bombers defeated the 504th Military Police Battalion 19-5 in five innings to claim the recreational league final.
About 200 staff members, nurses and doctors from Madigan Army Medical Center participated in the annual Madigan Nurses Run 5K event at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Joint Base Lewis-McChord May 11.
Andrew Hyres of Joint Base Lewis-McChord was a co-captain for the All-Army team that competed in the Armed Forces Men’s Soccer Championships May 7-13 in Fort Benning, Ga. The Army finished fourth after losing to the Marines in the consolation game, 3-2.
About 450 total runners participated in the Joint Base Lewis McChord Half-Marathon and 5K Fun Run Saturday at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main, featuring 13.1 and 3.1-mile courses for runners of various levels. Senior Airman Dominic Luka finished first in the half-marathon (1:27:17), while 1st Lt. Steven Prutell was first in the 5K run (20:37).
The 3rd Battalion, 358th Field Artillery Regiment defeated the 10th Airlift Squadron in straight sets – 28-26 and 25-22 – during the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Volleyball Championship May 5 at McChord Fitness Center on McChord Field. It was part of the 10th AS’ final week on JBLM before deactivation on May 6.
The 110th Chemical Battalion defeated Victorious Secret — composed mostly of 627th Communications Squadron service members — by a score of 20-13 during the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Intramural Open League Flag Football Championship game at the Lewis North Athletic Complex Saturday.
Outdoor: The Northwest Adventure Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord is hosting its annual Open House and Yard Sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Lewis North. Table reservations are $10 and must be completed at the NAC by Friday. For more information, call 253-967-8282.
The 7th Infantry Division built a comfortable lead during the three-game series for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup bowling championship over Madigan Army Medical Center at Bowl Arena Lanes on Lewis Main April 27.