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Participants crawl through mud as they near the finish line during the annual JBLM Down and Dirty Mud Run near Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main Saturday.

Northwest Guardian

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.

JBLM Centennial

Published: 12:59PM May 4th, 2017

In 1945, the Fort Lewis Warriors basketball team had a successful season as it advanced to the Amateur Athletic Union Tournament’s quarterfinals. The team’s highlights included Gail Bishop setting an AAU scoring record of 62 points in a game against the world famous Harlem Globetrotters.

Published: 12:57PM May 4th, 2017

Youth: Joint Base Lewis-McChord Child and Youth Services’ sports program is offering youth recreational soccer leagues to teach fundamentals in a fun atmosphere. Youth soccer for ages 5 to 15 is $55. Bumblebee soccer classes for ages 3 and 4 is $25. Youth must be registered in CYS to enroll in sports. For more information, visit or call 253-967-2405.

NW Military Masters Bowling

Published: 02:22PM April 27th, 2017

Rafe Barone went from fourth place entering the match play round to winning the $500 first place prize at the Northwest Military Masters Bowling Tournament April 22 at Bowl Arena Lanes at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The tournament was open to all active duty service members and retirees, as well as Department of Defense employees in the Pacific Northwest.

JBLM Ten-Miler Qualifier

Published: 02:20PM April 27th, 2017

Second lieutenant Casey Trias of 23rd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division had the fastest time overall of 59 minutes and 42 seconds during the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Ten-Miler Qualifier April 21 outside Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Festival Tent on Lewis Main. It was the first of three qualifiers to make the men’s and women’s JBLM Ten-Miler teams for October.

Published: 02:14PM April 27th, 2017

Races: The first Joint Base Lewis-McChord Awareness Run is set for Saturday at 10 a.m. at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Festival Tent on Lewis Main. Register online at First 1,000 people to sign up will get a free T-shirt and custom finisher’s medal. Additional activities include a photo booth, arts and crafts and giveaways. For more information, call 253-967-4768.

Armed Forces Kids Run

Published: 02:22PM April 20th, 2017

The annual Armed Forces Kids Run at Cowan Stadium on Joint Base Lewis-McChord attracted more than 400 military youths and their families Saturday. The event featured half, one and two-mile runs for ages 5 to 16 and also celebrated Purple Up Day, recognizing military youths.

1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Published: 02:21PM April 20th, 2017

Sweat, heat and determination filled the gym as Soldiers grunted through Crossfit-inspired workouts at the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) Battle of the Brave competition at Thor3 gym April 13 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

JBLM Centennial

Published: 02:18PM April 20th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord is home of Eagles Pride Golf Course on Lewis Main and Whispering Firs Golf Course on McChord Field. Installation officials have attempted to create a golf course on the property since the earliest days of Camp Lewis 100 years ago.

Published: 08:22AM April 21st, 2017

Sports: The 11th annual Northwest Military Masters bowling tournament is set for Saturday at Bowl Arena Lanes on Lewis Main. Tourney is limited to 36 entries at $100 registration fee. $1,000 cash prize (if max participation is reached). One in four bowlers will receive cash prize. Enter in person at Bowl Arena Lanes on Lewis Main or Sounders Lanes on McChord Field. Open to all service members, retired service members, families and civilian employees.

CYS Month of the Military Child

Published: 11:22AM April 14th, 2017

Six teams from three Joint Base Lewis-McChord School Age Service Centers participated in the annual Little March Madness at Child and Youth Services’ gymnasium on Lewis Main April 7. Children from first- to fifth-grade played in 20-minute exhibitions and represented some of the college basketball teams that played in the recent NCAA National Championship last month.

JBLM Commander’s Cup Basketball

Published: 11:23AM April 14th, 2017

Adrian Kenney led A Company, 46th Aviation Support Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade with 22 points on the way to defeating the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 23rd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division 62-53 in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Basketball Championship April 6 at Wilson Sports and Fitness Center.

Lakes Junior Lancers Youth Football

Published: 11:17AM April 14th, 2017

The Lakes Junior Lancers Youth Football program hosted a special two-hour workout camp for kids second- through eighth-grade Saturday at Cowan Stadium on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Approximately 50 youths went through different position drills and a two-hand touch scrimmage led by current Junior Lancers and coaches.

Published: 11:14AM April 14th, 2017

Youth: The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Armed Forces Kids Run is for youths ages 5 to 16 Saturday at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main. The run starts at 9 a.m., with onsite registration opening at 8 a.m. The event is free to JBLM youths. For more information, visit

Northwest Fishing Partner Registry

Published: 04:55PM April 6th, 2017

The Northwest Fishing Partner Registry began as a Facebook group with hopes of connecting service members to local fishing enthusiasts. In a little more than one month, the group has surpassed 500 members with offers from local organizations to provide fishing trips, equipment and more.

Published: 04:05PM April 6th, 2017

Golf: Whispering Firs Golf Course is holding an open house event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on McChord Field. There will be a free clinic, sample items from the menu, twilight fees all day and information about upcoming tournaments. For more information, call 253-982-2124.

Published: 04:55PM April 6th, 2017

The 1st Special Forces Group won the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Bowling Championship Tuesday at Bowl Arena Lanes with a four-person score of 2,642 pins through three games. HHC, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, finished second with 2,576 pins despite starting in fourth after the first game.

JBLM Spring Break Golf Tournament

Published: 02:40PM March 30th, 2017

The 10th annual Spring Break golf tournament Saturday to Sunday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord saw first time competitor Dennis Browne win an annual green fee pass for JBLM golf courses in 2017. The first day featured skills challenges played at Eagles Pride Golf Course, followed by a match-play round with the top three at Whispering Firs Golf Course.

JBLM Rugby

Published: 02:39PM March 30th, 2017

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord rugby team is looking for new players for the upcoming rivalry match with Naval Base Kitsap and beyond. Head coach Nick Punimata said anyone with an athletic background can find a spot on the team.

JBLM Football Club

Published: 02:39PM March 30th, 2017

A group of service members hope to bring in more soccer players for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Football Club. Practices are open for anyone on JBLM to join and become part of a soccer culture that looks to form teams for future competitions.

Published: 02:18PM March 30th, 2017

Sports: The Seattle Mariners are hosting the 15th annual Salute to Armed Forces game April 15 against the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and first pitch is at 6:10 p.m. Discount tickets available for all military service members and their families: $13 for view level, $31 for main club and $40 for terrace club. Deadline to purchase is April 14 at 5 p.m. For more information or to buy tickets, visit and use promo code “MILITARY.”