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.
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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.
More than 450 children from Joint Base Lewis-McChord participated in half-mile, one-mile and two-mile runs during the annual Armed Forces Kids Run at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main Saturday.
Service members and spouses participated in the kick-off event for the Strong Balance, Activity, Nutrition, Determination and Strength campaign at the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fest Tent on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Saturday.
Races: The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Half Marathon and 5K Fun Run is scheduled for Saturday at 9 a.m. near Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreations’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main. Runners who register in advance receive a custom T-shirt and hand towel. Door prizes will be awarded after the run. Day of registration fee for the half-marathon is $40 for service members and Department of Defense ID cardholders and $50 for others. The 5K fee is $30 for DOD ID cardholders and $40 for others. Visit jblmmwr.com/races.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Navy Region Northwest played in a 2-2 draw during a military exhibition game Saturday at Gordon Field in the Kitsap Fairgrounds in Bremerton. Matthew Solis and Kevin Silva scored goals for JBLM, but Navy was able to make the comeback to lead to the tie.
J.J. Johnson became the second two-time champion at the Northwest Military Masters bowling tournament Saturday at Sounders Lanes on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosted an Army 10-Miler qualifying event April 22 outside Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main. Eric Geber (1:00:15) finished first overall among male runners, while Jessica Knoll (1:11:13) was the fastest female runner in the race.
Youth: Preregistration is now open for the annual Armed Forces Kids run Saturday at Cowan Stadium. The races start at 9 a.m. and include a half-mile run for ages 5 and 6, a 1-mile run for ages 7 and 8 and a 2-mile run for ages 9 to 16. Forms can be picked up and dropped off at Child, Youth and School Services on Lewis Main. For more information, call 253-967-2405.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s all-star soccer team will face Naval Base Kitsap in a friendly Army-Navy exhibition Saturday at Gordon Field at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in Bremerton. The game takes place before the Kitsap Pumas host Sounders 2, the development club for the Seattle Sounders.
Women competed in the inaugural Joint Base Lewis-McChord women’s open volleyball tournament held Saturday at McChord Fitness Center on McChord Field. “Team No. 1” won the three-team, double-elimination tournament with straight set wins in both of their matches.
Youth: Preregistration is now open for the annual Armed Forces Kids run April 30 at Cowan Stadium. The races start at 9 a.m. and include a half-mile run for ages 5 and 6, a one-mile run for ages 7 and 8 and a two-mile run for ages 9 to 16. Forms can be picked up and dropped off at Child, Youth and School Services on Lewis Main. For more information, call 253-967-2405.
1st Lt. Kelsie Whitney, of Madigan Army Medical Center, was part of the Armed Forces women’s rugby team that competed in the Women’s Elite Club Division of the Atlanta Sevens Rugby Tournament April 8 to 9 in Emerson, Ga. The team finished 2-2 for the tournament and finished fourth overall out of eight teams.
Approximately 50 children from Joint Base Lewis-McChord played on teams representing college basketball programs during the annual Child, Youth and School Services’ Little March Madness event April 8.
Edward Campbell, a retired sergeant first class who works as an analyst for the 22nd Military Police Battalion, 6th Military Police Group (CIC) has been noticed by folks around Joint Base Lewis-McChord for running while juggling three hacky sacks in an activity called joggling.
Pat’s Run, which originated in Tempe, Ariz., and honors former JBLM Army Ranger Pat Tillman, will take place April 23 at Ruston Way Park in Tacoma. Postrace festivities include a raffle drawing and a visit from Seattle Seahawks mascot, Blitz.
Races: Service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord can compete in a qualifying event for the Army 10-Miler in Washington, D.C., this October by participating in the 10-mile race April 22 at the Family and MWR Fest Tent on Lewis Main. Top male and female runners can earn a qualifying time while units can earn points for the JBLM Intramural Sports’ Commander’s Cup. Registration starts at 5 a.m. and the race begins at 6 a.m. For more information, call the intramural sports office at 253-967-4768.
Steve Holshouser won the annual JBLM Spring Break golf competition over Willie Dixon in match play, 2 and 1, Sunday at Eagles Pride Golf Course. The grand prize for the competition is an annual green fee to play at both Eagles Pride and Whispering Firs golf courses on JBLM.
JBLM’s Child, Youth and School Services offered a three-day Smart Start Sports Camp April 4 to 6 at its sports gymnasium on Lewis Main, inside Parent Central Services. Children ages 3 and 4 participated in one-hour sessions each day to learn the fundamentals of sports like basketball, soccer and baseball.