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Northwest Guardian

The 373rd Training Squadron, 12th Detachment, defeated B Company, 47th Combat Support Hospital for the Intramural Golf Championship match played Monday evening at Whispering Firs Golf Course on McChord Field.

Published: 01:01PM August 27th, 2015

Nearly 30 individuals look to see who is the best golfer on JBLM McChord Field during Whispering Firs Golf Championship Saturday-Sunday. The event is considered a tradition who have considered the Air Force based golf course their home course for decades.

Published: 12:41PM August 27th, 2015

Seattle Storm has partnered with Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Family and MWR, as well as Child, Youth and School Services, to present JBLM service members and families with a special Hoops for Heroes event during the team’s Sept. 11 game against the Minnesota Lynx.

Published: 12:37PM August 27th, 2015

Sports: The 2015 Labor Day Cyclocross Championships will be held on Labor Day, Sept. 7, at the East Drive Training Area of Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The first race starts at 9 a.m. and continues through the afternoon. Registration can be done online at until Sept. 4, followed by day of race sign-ups at 8 a.m. The entry fees vary depending on age and division — $25 for individuals; $15 for beginners; $5 for all juniors. Military rates are $15 for individuals, $8 for beginners and $3 for juniors. For more information, email

Published: 12:59PM August 20th, 2015

More than 100 youths participated in the annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Youth Shotgun Safety and Fun Shoot on Aug. 15 at the JBLM Skeet and Trap Range just outside Lewis Main. Children of various ages were able to try out different shotgun types and aim for clay pigeons and other targets.

Published: 12:59PM August 20th, 2015

JBLM youths played a short round at Whispering Firs Golf Course on McChord Field Aug. 12 for the Parent Caddie Golf Jam. The event was considered a culmination of the summer classes of First Tee and Special Olympics programs through Child, Youth and School Services.

Published: 12:57PM August 20th, 2015

Led by JBLM’s Nate Conkey and Faleniko Spino, the All Army rugby club won a third-straight gold medal at the Armed Forces Rugby Championships that was played as part of the Serevi Rugbytown Sevens tournament Aug. 14-16 at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. Runner-up Air Force also had JBLM’s Tom Heath on the field and Andy McQuade as head coach.

Published: 12:30PM August 20th, 2015

Golf: Whispering Firs Golf Course on McChord Field will hold their annual Club Championship Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $60 and green fees — includes range balls and a lunch on day two of the competition. For more information, call 253-982-2124.

Published: 12:34PM August 13th, 2015

Since leaving Joint Base Lewis-McChord in March for the Army’s World Class Athlete Program, 1st Lt. Giovanna Camacho has improved her overall skills as a boxer as she prepares for the upcoming U.S. Olympic Trials for women’s boxing — starting next month.

Published: 12:04PM August 13th, 2015

The 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command is organizing the return of the JBLM Modern Army Combatives Tournament to be held Sept. 8-11 at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main to provide a competitive atmosphere for units and individuals to test their close combat skills. Applications will be due in person on Aug. 31 with the medical screenings taking place Sept. 3.

Published: 11:54AM August 13th, 2015

Come have fun on the new speedboat at Russell Landing Marina at Lewis North. The cost is $55 per hour, $125 for a half day or $200 for a full day. A wake tube is included. Customers need to pay for their own gas. New customers must obtain a qualification card before renting. The marina is open Wednesday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is located at 8981 American Lake Ave. For more information, call 253-967-2510.

Published: 11:47AM August 13th, 2015

Fitness: The deadline is today to register for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Bodybuilding Championship Sept. 5 at the Nelson Recreation Center on Lewis Main.

Published: 12:03PM August 6th, 2015

More than 300 run thousands of stairs in the sixth annual Unleashed at Stadium Bowl Sunday at Stadium High School in Tacoma. With a military presence running either one or two laps, more from EOD units on JBLM completed the course while wearing bomb suits that weight around 80-85 pounds.

Published: 11:48AM August 6th, 2015

Nearly 200 Zumba enthusiasts braved the 90-degree weather for the third annual “Spark Before Dark” workout party that into the evening Saturday at Cowan Stadium on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The class featured students and instructors from JBLM and other neighboring communities with various skill levels.

Published: 11:44AM August 6th, 2015

JBLM service member Katie Whelan has grown into one of the young defensive stars of the Seattle Mist, helping the team earn a berth in the Legends Football League’s Western Conference Championship. But Whelan had never picked up a football before she was encourage to enter open tryouts in January.

Published: 01:49PM July 30th, 2015

Since June, nonprofit organization Hockey Saves and the Puget Sound Hockey Center in Tacoma have hosted weekly sessions for local service members to enjoy the sport of hockey in a fun, pick-up game setting.

Published: 01:48PM July 30th, 2015

With 15 years of experience, Rino Balinado teaches a course focuses on the New Concept of Philippine Arnis of Balintawak Eskrima – the art of stick fighting, as well as a combination of Filipino martial arts. The class is held Tuesday and Thursday evenings just outside Wilson Sports and Fitness Center on JBLM Lewis North.

Published: 01:47PM July 30th, 2015

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Bodybuilding Championship is scheduled to return Sept. 5 at Nelson Recreation Center on Lewis Main. Registration deadline is Aug. 14 for men and women for multiple weight classes and categories including physique and figure.

Published: 12:43PM July 30th, 2015

Sports: Authorized Department of Defense ID cardholders who want to attend a regular season Seattle Seahawks game can stop by Leisure Travel Services before Thursday to enter for a chance to purchase up to a maximum of four tickets. A drawing will be held Thursday at the Warrior Zone to determine everyone’s place in line to buy tickets Aug. 15 at the Leisure Travel Services, inside the Bowl Arena Lanes on Lewis Main. Call 253-967-3085.

Published: 10:39AM July 23rd, 2015

More than 700 runners signed up to run the 10th annual Down and Dirty Mud Run Saturday at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main — a majority of whom were dressed as some of their favorite superheroes from various comic books, television shows and movies.

Published: 10:37AM July 23rd, 2015

More than 30 Joint Base Lewis-McChord youths learn a variety of unique skills and tricks during the annual British Soccer Camp hosted by JBLM Child, Youth and School Services July 13-17 on Lewis Main. Coaches bring their playing experience from throughout the United Kingdom to provide tips on playing a more freestyle type of soccer.

Published: 10:28AM July 23rd, 2015

Twelve members of Team Red, White and Blue’s JBLM chapter complete nearly 200-miles in two days during the Ragnar Northwest Passage Relay July 17-18 – the course started in Blaine, near the Washington-Canadian border, and ended at the Island County Fairgrounds in Langley.

Published: 10:22AM July 23rd, 2015

“Unleashed” at Stadium Bowl offers a uniquely challenging stair running challenge for athletes and runners, which will have people run up and down all 1,628 stairs on Aug. 2 at Tacoma’s Stadium High School. Joint Base Lewis-McChord units will also be involved with a special run while wearing gear, while others can run the stadium in either one or two laps.

Published: 10:13AM July 23rd, 2015

Golf: Whispering Firs Golf Course will host a Payday Golf Scramble July 31 at 1 p.m.. Registration is $35 per person for five-person scramble teams. The fee includes green fees, cart rental and a chance for prizes. The deadline to sign up in the pro shop is Wednesday and is open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders. Call 253-982-2124.

Published: 12:41PM July 16th, 2015

For the first time in the event’s 36 years, the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic goes through Joint Base Lewis-McChord as part of the 206-mile ride that begins at the University of Washington in Seattle and ends in downtown Portland, Ore. About 10,000 riders participated this year, including active-duty and retired service members, as well as wounded veterans.

Published: 12:41PM July 16th, 2015

The third annual Spark Before Dark Zumba fitness party will take place Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main. The event has gathered hundreds of workout enthusiasts for an evening workout that comes with music, dance, neon shirts and glow sticks.

Published: 12:40PM July 16th, 2015

Tacoma’s Evergreen Bass Club hosted their seventh annual Fishing with America’s Heroes fishing derby Saturday from Russell Landing into American Lake on Lewis North. Event staff provided fishing gear that each service member took home, along with tips they received on how to fish the local lakes in Washington state.

Published: 12:25PM July 16th, 2015

Youth: The final day to register your child for Child, Youth and School Services youth flag football is today. The camp is available for ages 9-18 with a $40 registration fee — youths must be registered through CYSS and enrolled for youth sports on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The camp is held Monday through July 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. Visit or call 253-966-2977.

Published: 12:57PM July 9th, 2015

Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart hosted a football pro camp Tuesday and Wednesday at Rainier Field on McChord Field, where he taught football fundamentals and life lessons to more than 100 JBLM youths.

Published: 12:56PM July 9th, 2015

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Stud Dawgs rugby team hosted their annual JBLM Rugby Sevens Tournament Saturday at Watkins Field on Lewis Main, which featured local clubs from Yelm, Bellevue and Seattle. While JBLM won the bowl championship, the group’s Army Selects team lost in the overall cup championship against the Seattle Saracens.