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Liz Copan/ Air Force Academy

“I loved the atmosphere and all the opportunities they talked about – a guaranteed job after I graduate and playing football while serving the country that I love,” Jamal Byrd says of his time the Air Force Academy.

Northwest Guardian

Jamal Byrd has made his mark as part of the defense for the Air Force Falcons in the Mountain West Conference. His father, a retired McChord staff sergeant, watches his football and military career proudly.

Published: 12:57PM October 30th, 2014

The JBLM Tigers brought 32 athletes to Special Olympics Washington’s 2014 Southwest Region Bowling Tournament Oct. 26 at Pacific Lanes in Tacoma. Medals and ribbons were handed out, but it was all about a fun day of bowling for everyone involved.

Published: 12:46PM October 30th, 2014

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait From the outside, Camp Arifjan’s combined arms collective training facility (CACTF) appears to be another warehouse — a large, tan building with no windows. On the inside, Soldiers and patrons will find various fitness classes happening simultaneously, in addition to the daunting set of pull-up racks, Olympic weightlifting platforms, stacks of weights and kettlebells stationed in the gym. More important than the equipment available to Soldiers, is the all-volunteer force that makes up the CrossFit Arifjan coaching staff.

Published: 12:55PM October 30th, 2014

Races: Sign up for the first ever JBLM Zombie Apocalypse Run 5:30 p.m., tomorrow at Keeler Fitness Center on Lewis Main. Registration is $20 with military ID and $25 for general public. Day of race registration fee is $30/ID cardholders and $35/public. For ages 12 and older. Register on WebTrac at jblmmwr.com by noon, Oct. 30.

Published: 01:51PM October 23rd, 2014

JBLM Paintball Field hosts a zombie paintball event where the “undead” are given guns to battle back against the “humans.” The event gathered more than 20 participants including service members, dependents and civilians.

Published: 01:50PM October 23rd, 2014

Gregory Leak finished 18th in his final appearance in the Army Ten-Miler race in Washington D.C. The JBLM Ten-Miler captain and coach finished his service in the Army just days after running in D.C.

Published: 01:47PM October 23rd, 2014

Boot Camp at Jensen Fitness Center provides six-week program to improve health and activity among service members spouses and dependents. Classes have grown from 15 in June 2013 to more than 30 today.

Published: 01:49PM October 23rd, 2014

Sports: Sign up for the Halloween Tombstone stroke-play golf tournament Oct. 25 at Whispering Firs Golf Course on JBLM McChord Field. Cost is $12 per golfer with tee time starting at 8 a.m. For more information, call the Whispering Firs pro shop at 253-982-2124.

Published: 03:12PM October 16th, 2014

JBLM’s 1st Lt. Gregory Leak finishes with top-20 finish before leaving Army and helps Men’s team finish fifth for Commanders Cup. Women’s team finishes fifth as well while Masters squad takes second behind Fort Bragg.

Published: 03:13PM October 16th, 2014

Women's tackle football team founded by JBLM service members continues to host open tryout camps and summer workouts hoping to find new talent before 2015 season next Spring.

Published: 03:14PM October 16th, 2014

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Giovanna Camacho won gold in the 106-pound female division at the National Police Athletic League Boxing tournament Sept. 28 to Oct. 4 in Oxnard, Calif. The win may also lead to an invitation to the Army’s World Class Athlete Program.

Published: 03:14PM October 16th, 2014

Recreation: Pre-registration required for this fun, scary paintball event 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the JBLM Paintball Field on Lewis North. Fee is $40 to be one of the humans taking on the zombies, $30 for those who come dressed as an “authentic” zombie. Fee includes equipment and 500 rounds of paint. To register, vist jblmadventuretrips.com.

Published: 03:23PM October 16th, 2014

A total of 35,000 runners and 720 teams from around the globe came to the nation's capital Oct. 12 to participate in the annual Army Ten-Miler celebrating the race's 30th anniversary.

Published: 01:55PM October 9th, 2014

JBLM’s Isaac Rios has found a new passion after competing in the Warrior Games trial camp last June at the West Point Academy in New York. Since then, he has trained every day for an opportunity at competing in the 2014 Warrior Games, Sept. 26 to Oct. 4 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Published: 01:50PM October 9th, 2014

Staff Sgt. Batie shows the results of changes that began in his first run in the Army Ten-Miler last year. In the last 11 months, he has lost about 50 pounds and has his sights on becoming a leader by example for his younger Soldiers.

Published: 01:51PM October 9th, 2014

Volkssports at Oktoberfest provide a non-competitive challenge to walk and bike through JBLM. Courses take participants near Gray Army Airfield, McKay Marsh and different points of American Lake on Lewis North.

Published: 01:16PM October 9th, 2014

Youth: JBLM Child, Youth and School Services will begin to accept registration for their youth basketball program Oct. 1-29 at their Parent Central Services office, 2295 12th and Bitar on Lewis Main, or online at jblmmwr.com/cyss_youth_sports. Open to children ages 3-15. Season starts Nov. 10.

Published: 09:29AM October 2nd, 2014

JBLM’s Trombley stars for All-Army women’s softball team at Armed Forces Championship. Her performance earned her a spot on the Armed Forces team that played in the ASA National Championship in Oklahoma City.

Published: 09:20AM October 2nd, 2014

Two-hundred wounded, ill or injured athletes came together Sunday, for a week-long competition in adaptive sports and to claim the rights to the Chairman's Cup in the fifth annual Warrior Games held here.

Published: 09:19AM October 2nd, 2014

Youth: JBLM Child, Youth and School Services will begin accepting registration for their youth basketball program Oct. 1-29 at their Parent Central Services office at 2295 12th and Bitar on Lewis Main or online at jblmmwr.com/cyss_youth_sports. Open to children ages 3-15. Season starts Nov. 10.

Published: 09:12AM October 2nd, 2014

The 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team Sisters in Arms program held a partnered women’s running clinic in conjunction with the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade at the Evergreen Theater on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Sept. 26.

Published: 08:54AM October 2nd, 2014

Nearly 2,000 people participated in the Race for a Soldier and Swing for a Soldier events in support of programs that help service members who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

Published: 09:21AM September 25th, 2014

Team Whispering Firs scores low 51 in 18-hole round for annual fundraiser tournament title. Twelve teams played in support of the events and programs supported by the JBLM Sergeants Major Association.

Published: 09:01AM September 25th, 2014

Air Force Academy grad makes the Broncos as second string offensive guard behind Louis Vasquez

Published: 09:21AM September 25th, 2014

JBLM’s best long-distance runners continue to train in preparation for the Army Ten-Miler race Oct. 12 in Washington D.C. Many of the runners complete a total of 40 to 90 miles per week in hopes of sweeping all three Commanders’ Cups – men’s, women’s and master’s.

Published: 09:00AM September 25th, 2014

A half marathon brought Japanese and U.S. military members together to gain fitness, build morale and foster a sense of community at Operation Rising Thunder 2014 near Yakima

Published: 09:20AM September 25th, 2014

Recreation: The Club at McChord Field is hosting a special, one-day Texas Hold’em Tournament at 1 p.m., Saturday, on JBLM McChord Field. Play begins at 1:30 p.m. $20 covers chips and a light buffet. Prizes are $500, $400 and $300 gift cards. Open to active duty, reserves, guard members, retirees, dependents and civilian employees. For more information, call 253-982-5576.

Published: 08:59AM September 25th, 2014

3rd Bde., 2nd Inf. Div. Soldiers ran an obstacle course last week to enhance fitness and build morale

Published: 01:41PM September 18th, 2014

Ten-Miler runners Preston Myers, Eric Geber finish first, second at 12K course of Salmon Run. Annual race and festival attracts nearly 400 total participants with salmon meals waiting after crossing the finish line.

Published: 01:41PM September 18th, 2014

Washington Army National Guard takes home installation golf championship after defeating McChord’s 361st Recruiting Squadron.