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Nino Vaccaro, right, and Mike Goldsberry watch Vaccaro’s tee shot on the 14th hole during the annual Green Golf Classic at Eagles Pride Golf Course on Lewis Main Thursday.

Northwest Guardian

Eagles Pride Golf Course hosted the fifth annual Green Golf Classic June 15 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The 18-hole golf tournament included an environmental summit that highlighted the current sustainability efforts at both JBLM golf courses.

62nd Maintenance Squadron

Published: 01:42PM June 22nd, 2017

China was awarded the gold medal while the U.S. took home silver during an awards ceremony that finalized the 18th Conseil International du Sport Militaire World Military Women’s Volleyball Championship at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., June 9.

10th annual Purple Heart Golf Tournament

Published: 01:43PM June 22nd, 2017

The American Lake Veterans Golf Course will host its 10th annual Purple Heart Golf Tournament Saturday at 8 a.m. to raise funds for improving the course that has been open to active duty service members and veterans since 1956.

Published: 01:40PM June 22nd, 2017

Races: Joint Base Lewis-McChord service members are invited to sign up for the 2017 Triple Threat Triathlon series, beginning with the Black Hills Triathlon Sunday and followed by the Lakewood SummerFest Triathlon July 8 and the JBLM Pacific Pathways Triathlon Aug. 19. Series registration limited to 200 participants. For more information, visit or call 253-967-4768.

Published: 11:52AM June 15th, 2017

Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Brigade finished first overall with a team time of one hour and three minutes during the 12K Military Formation Run at the Sound to Narrows June 10 in Tacoma. It was the third consecutive win for the 17th FA Bde.

2017 Warrior Games

Published: 11:51AM June 15th, 2017

Army Spc. Maria Garcia of Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Warrior Transition Battalion has won seven individual medals at Army and Air Force trials in preparation for the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games June 30 to July 8 in Chicago, Ill.

JBLM Fishing Fair

Published: 11:50AM June 15th, 2017

Russell Landing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosted a special fishing fair as part of Washington state’s Free Fishing Weekend June 10. Service members brought their families to American Lake to learn fishing techniques from local groups and enjoying a day of fishing without needing a fishing license.

Published: 11:48AM June 15th, 2017

Golf: The annual competition between local Army, Air Force and Navy 36-person teams will compete in the annual Rainier Cup golf tournament June 23-25. Competition is open to service members, retirees, family members and Department of Defense civilians. Entry is $120 per golfer. For more information, call 253-967-6522.

Published: 12:41PM June 8th, 2017

Guillermo Jimenez scored the game-winning header goal in the final minute of overtime to give 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) the 2-1 win over 5th Air Support Operations Squadron in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Soccer Championship June 2 at Lewis North Athletic Complex.

JBLM Centennial

Published: 12:39PM June 8th, 2017

Several professional wrestlers came to Fort Lewis during World War II and competed in local wrestling exhibitions. One of the biggest names was Aloysius “Lou” Thesz — a world heavyweight champion grappler known as one of the best of his era.

Salute to Service

Published: 12:38PM June 8th, 2017

The Tacoma Rainiers will host their its annual Salute to Armed Forces Game Sunday at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma during their Pacific Coast League game against the Las Vegas 51s. The Rainiers will wear military-themed uniforms that will be sold in silent auction to benefit the USO Northwest.

Published: 12:37PM June 8th, 2017

Recreation: A free fishing fair is set for Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Russell Landing Marina on Lewis North. Enjoy demonstrations and information about fly fishing, salmon fishing, bass fishing and clam digging. No fishing license is required to attend; open to all ages. For more information, call 253-967-8282.

Special Olympics Washington

Published: 01:13PM June 1st, 2017

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Tigers will have 24 athletes participating in Special Olympics Washington’s 2017 Spring Games this weekend with athletics and soccer taking place at Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland and swimming at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Armed Forces Volleyball Championship

Published: 03:43PM June 1st, 2017

Leading the way was 2nd Lt. Felicia Clement of the 62nd Maintenance Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

U.S. Army’s 242nd birthday

Published: 01:10PM June 1st, 2017

The Seattle Mariners are throwing a special party for the U.S. Army’s 242nd birthday with Army Night June 23 at Safeco Field. Pregame ceremonies include America’s I Corps Band performing the National Anthem and an oath of enlistment for local Army recruits — all before the first pitch at 7:10 p.m.

Published: 01:08PM June 1st, 2017

Golf: Golfers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord can compete in the 2017 Whispering Firs Cup series beginning Saturday at Whispering Firs Golf Course on McChord Field. Buy-in is $15 with green fee. Series continues June 17, July 18 and 22, Aug. 5 and 26 and Sept. 9. Championship is Sept. 16. Must play in at least four events to qualify. For registration or more information, call 253-982-2124.

Pacific Northwest Army-Navy Rugby Championship

Published: 01:46PM May 25th, 2017

For only the second time in its 18-year rivalry, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord rugby team lost to Naval Base Kitsap, 42-31, during the Pacific Northwest Army-Navy Rugby Championship May 20 at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main.

JBLM Commander’s Cup Volleyball Championship

Published: 01:44PM May 25th, 2017

While playing at a one-person disadvantage, the Western Air Defense Sector was able to defeat C. Company, 46th Aviation Support Battalion in three sets – 28-30, 25-23 and 16-14 – for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Volleyball Championship May 18 at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main.

2017 Armed Forces Women’s Volleyball Championship

Published: 01:43PM May 25th, 2017

Splitting the competition in the triple-round robin tournament, Air Force and Navy faced each other for the gold after Navy’s hard-fought comeback against Army in the previous match.

Published: 01:40PM May 25th, 2017

Intramurals: Two meetings are set for unit representatives for the upcoming Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Softball league: Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Nelson Recreation Center and Thursday at noon at McChord Fitness Center. Season begins June 12 with championship tournament July 31 to Aug. 3. Open to active-duty JBLM service members. For more information, visit or call 253-967-4768.

Published: 01:40PM May 18th, 2017

More than 800 service members, family members, veterans and civilians ran through several mud-related obstacles during the 2017 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Down and Dirty Mud Run May 13 outside of Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main.

JBLM Centennial

Published: 01:39PM May 18th, 2017

Rocky Marciano compiled one of the most impressive boxing careers with a 49-0 record and retired as World Heavyweight Champion. But he got his start while stationed at Fort Lewis in 1946 with no previous boxing experience or training.

The Lady Dragons

Published: 01:37PM May 18th, 2017

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — For Army Capt. Octavia Blackwell, a signal officer in the 92nd Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C., life is truly remarkable. Not only has she found a calling in the military, but she also plays basketball, which has been the constant in her life and has provided a wealth of adventure.

Published: 01:36PM May 18th, 2017

Youth: There’s still time to sign up for youth flag football and cheerleading seasons starting June 5 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Child and Youth Services. Registration is $55 per child for ages 5 to 15. All must be registered in JBLM CYS to be enrolled for youth sports leagues. For more information, visit or call 253-967-2405.

Army Strong B.A.N.D.S.

Published: 10:35AM May 17th, 2017

Get fit. Eat better. Feel better. Be better.

Published: 03:14PM May 11th, 2017

Races: The annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Down and Dirty Mud Run will take place Saturday outside Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main. Three heats of runners start at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Race bib pick-up starts at 8 a.m. Run is for ages 7 and older; children younger than 15 must run with an adult. Day of registration is $35 for DOD ID card holders and $40 without. For more information, visit

Fort Lewis Amateur Golf Tournament

Published: 03:14PM May 11th, 2017

Sean Packer became a two-time champion at the 59th annual Fort Lewis Amateur golf tournament after finishing with a 36-hole score of 147 May 6 and 7 at Eagles Pride Golf Course on Lewis Main. The tournament had 89 total participants including active duty service members, veterans, retirees and civilians in an open format.

Regional Health Command-Pacific

Published: 03:09PM May 11th, 2017

After not being selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Liufau grew up on Joint Base Lewis-McChord while father, Joe, served with Western Regional Medical Command, now Regional Health Command-Pacific.

Published: 01:03PM May 4th, 2017

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord 5K Awareness Run attracted more than 2,000 participants and spectators as runners were doused with various colors Saturday at Family and MWR’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main. The event was in support of issues such as sexual violence, child abuse and more.

JBLM Youth Basketball

Published: 03:24PM May 4th, 2017

Sierra Cates spent three months putting together Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Amateur Athletic Union boys’ basketball team. The JBLM Sonics, military youths from ages 12 to 15, have already competed in two regional tournaments and hope to play in the Las Vegas Showcase in July.