With modern rifle deer and waterfowl hunting seasons starting recently, it is a peak time for hunting on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Here’s a refresher on the rules of hunting on the installation.
Sports & Leisure
Tryouts to play for Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the 17th annual Puget Sound Army vs. Navy Flag Football Classic are open up until the game is played Nov. 18 at Cowan Stadium. There is a need for more active-duty service members to attend practices; current numbers are lower than expected.
SEATTLE Marine Corps Security Force Battalion-Bangor passed the 12th Man flag to Navy Region Northwest as Sailors and Marines participated in the 5th annual USAA change of command ceremony at CenturyLink Field in Seattle Oct. 11.
Youth: Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Child, Youth and School Services is accepting children for the upcoming youth basketball and cheerleading seasons starting Jan. 21. Registration is open through Wednesday and can be done online at jblmmwr.com/cyss. Basketball offers Lil’ Dribblers for ages 3 to 4 and youth basketball for ages 5 to 15. Cheerleading is for children 5 to 15. Volunteer coaches are needed. For more information, call 253-967-2405.
Players from the Atlanta Falcons made a visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord Tuesday to see members of the 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division prepare to earn the Expert Infantryman Badge next week. The Falcons then finished the visit with an autograph session at the Lewis Main Exchange.
Led by Jessica Knoll (1:05:23), the Joint Base Lewis-McChord active duty women’s team took third in the active duty women’s category at the 32nd annual Army Ten-Miler Sunday in Washington, D.C. The JBLM men’s team led by Chris Pedi (56:06) finished ninth overall among active-duty men’s teams.
Airmen assigned to Joint Base Lewis McChord jumped into a morning of sports and camaraderie during the Annual 2016 McChord Field Sports Day Sept. 30.
Sports: Bowl Arena Lanes on Lewis Main host no-tap team tournaments starting Saturday and continuing Nov. 19 and Dec. 10. Teams can be mix or match. Play is 90-percent handicap of 220. Check-in begins at noon with three-game competition starting at 12:45 p.m. Registration is $100 per four-person team; cash only. For more information, call 253-967-4661.
Service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord hope to do well at the 32nd annual Army Ten-Miler race Sunday in Washington, D.C. While the JBLM women hope to maintain a spot in the top three teams, JBLM’s active-duty men’s team hope to rebound from last year’s sixth place finish.
Active duty, veterans and family members competed in the Veteran Golfers Association’s West Super Regional Saturday and Sunday at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place. Golfers from JBLM were among the 20 golfers who qualified to play in the VGA Championship Oct. 16 to 19 at Fallen Oaks Golf Club in Biloxi, Miss.
Youth: Children from 2nd to 12th grades can sign up for player clinics with the Army Black Knights’ men’s and women’s lacrosse teams while in town for the Seatown Classic Saturday at Starfire Sports Complex in Seattle. The girls’ clinic is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and the boys’ clinic is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sign up at jblmcyssregistration.com. Children must be registered in the CYSS program to sign up.
Jedon Matthews and Andrew Renaud of Joint Base Lewis-McChord were part of the All-Armed Forces men’s softball team that competed in the 2016 Amateur Softball Association Men’s Class A Slow Pitch National Championships Saturday. The All-Armed Forces team went 0-2 in the double elimination tournament.
More than 1,300 service members, veterans and civilians show their support running in 5K, half-marathon categories of the sixth annual Race for a Soldier Sunday at the Tom Taylor Family YMCA in Gig Harbor.
BY DEAN SIEMON
Hundreds of Military Police participated in the early morning celebratory run Monday to mark the corps’ 75th birthday.
Outdoor: The monthly Sporting Clays shooting competition is Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Skeet and Trap Range on Lewis Main. Competition includes 100 targets across 10 different stations. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and is $35 per participant. For more information, call 253-967-7056.
FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS To honor fallen Soldiers and their surviving families during the Army Ten-Miler weekend, the U.S. Army Installation Management Command will host the “Run to Honor” social media campaign for its third consecutive year.
Open football tryouts took place Monday to Thursday at Cowan Stadium for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord team that will face Navy Region Northwest in the 17th annual Puget Sound Army vs. Navy Flag Football Classic Nov. 18 at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main.
Youths from Joint Base Lewis-McChord community learned about the sport of hunting during the annual JBLM Youth Pheasant Hunt Saturday and Sunday at Training Area 12, just outside Lewis Main. The two-day event attracted regulars and first-timers alike.
More than 300 people participated in the fourth annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Salmon Run Saturday at Heritage Hill on McChord Field. After runners completed the 12K, 5K and 1K Smolt Kids’ Run, there was a salmon bake lunch with about 150 pounds of Chinook salmon prepared on site.
Intramurals: McChord Fitness Center will host the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Bench Press Competition Saturday. Weigh-in time is 9 a.m.; competition starts at 11 a.m. Registration forms must be submitted to the JBLM Intramural Sports Office at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main. Open to ages 18 and older with valid DOD ID. For more information, call 253-967-4768 or visit jblmmwr.com/intramural.
Shane Hobrecht and Matthew Horgan lead the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron and all pairings with a round of 78 to help their unit win the 2016 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Golf Championship Monday at Whispering Firs Golf Course on McChord Field.
Seven youths from Joint Base Lewis-McChord qualified for a district soccer shot competition after winning their respective age groups in the JBLM Youth Soccer Challenge Saturday at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main.
Jodie Bolt, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and child neurologist at Madigan Army Medical Center, remains active even in her 50s. Bolt recently won her age group at the USA Triathlon’s Duathlon National Championships last June and will train for the 2017 International Triathlon Union’s World Duathlon Championships in August 2017.
Sports: The last Joint Base Commander’s Golf Tournament of the year will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Eagles Pride Golf Course on Lewis Main with a shotgun start. The fee is $35 per golfer, which includes the green fees and a cart rental. Sign up as an individual or form a four-person team. For more information, call 253-982-2124 or 253-967-6522.
Active duty service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord represented the Buffalo Soldiers and the Tuskegee Airmen’s Red-Tailed Hawks during the Buffalo Soldiers Museum’s Labor Day Festival softball game Monday at Bob Maguinez Field at Tacoma’s Heidelberg Davis Park.
The Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation is hosting its annual Race for a Soldier run Sept. 25 at 8 a.m. starting at the Tom Taylor Family YMCA in Gig Harbor. The foundation is also hosting the annual Prayer Breakfast and inaugural Pull for a Soldier to help raise money to help service members, veterans and family members.
The annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Youth Pheasant Hunt is set to take place Sept. 16 and 17 at 7 a.m. at Training Area 12, just outside Lewis Main. Youths must be registered to hunt through the JBLM Northwest Adventure Center.
Youth: The Knights of Columbus are hosting a Youth Soccer Challenge Saturday at 10 a.m. at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main. The event is open to military youths ages 9 to 14 to compete in respective age divisions. For more information, call 253-966-2977.
Lieutenant Colonel John “Andy” McQuade coached the All-Air Force men’s rugby team to a silver medal in the 2016 Armed Forces Men’s Rugby Championships Friday to Sunday. The Air Force then continued in the Serevi Rugbytown Sevens tournament, but lost in the Cup quarterfinals and Plate semifinals.