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Volunteer your pooch for therapy

As a child growing up, Amanda Hackbarth wanted to do therapy work with dogs. For the past 13 years, she’s brought three different German shepherds to numerous hospital visits at Madigan Army Medical Center and the Warrior Transition Battalion on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. With her current dog,

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Boxing legend started career at JBLM

Born as Rocco Marchegiano, Rocky Marciano is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time with a record of 49-0, retiring as the heavyweight champion of the world, but there was a time when boxing wasn’t part of his plan — at least not until after


Old Fort Lewis Warriors team battled Harlem Globetrotters

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Danny Litwhiler’s time on Fort Lewis in the mid-1940s included being part of the undefeated Fort Lewis Warriors baseball team that went 45-0 that year. Litwhiler was also part of a championship basketball team on the installation. In his autobiography “Danny

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New AAU team aims for Vegas Showcase

Joint Base Lewis-McChord has a new Amateur Athletic Union boys’ basketball team on base, the JBLM Sonics. So far, the JBLM Sonics have competed in two AAU boys’ basketball tournaments, including last weekend’s Oregon Open Run Spring Showcase in Beaverton, Ore. It took a lot of effort

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JBLM's color run a "blast"

Captain Travis Emery, of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 555th Engineer Brigade, thought he could go an entire color run without getting hit with flying powder. He thought wrong as he approached the final stretch during Saturday’s Joint Base Lewis-McChord 5K Awareness Run at Family and Morale, Welfare


Trias finishes with best time

During the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Ten-Miler Qualifier event outside Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Festival Tent, 2nd Lt. Casey Trias, of the 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, certainly showed he has potential to represent JBLM at the Army Ten-Miler this October.


The history of golf on JBLM

Joint Base Lewis-McChord has two golf courses — one on Lewis Main, Eagles Pride Golf Course; and one on McChord Field, Whispering Firs Golf Course. Both have earned recognition for their sustainability efforts as “green” golf courses. Through the years, JBLM has seen a number


Group builds fishing network for military

LAKEWOOD Northwest Fishing Partner Registry members gathered in a circle near a boat launch off Eagle Point Loop Road in Lakewood March 25, a few feet from the fence line for Camp Murray. All 10 are members of the recently created Facebook group started in February that


History of Memorial Stadium on JBLM

There’s no arguing sports is part of the overall fitness culture in the United States military. Several athletic fields can be found throughout Joint Base Lewis-McChord — including Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main, the Lewis North Athletic Complex on Lewis North and Rainier Field


Good posture key to healthy running form

The age-old saying, “no pain, no gain” used by athletic coaches in the weight room is a lie. The real way to improve health and fitness should not involve any pain, according to Lt. Col. (Dr.) Mark Cucuzzella — an Air Force Reservist and professor at West Virginia

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JBLM soldier headed to Warrior Games

Specialist Maria Garcia of Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Warrior Transition Battalion will be one of 40 athletes representing Team Army at the Department of Defense Warrior Games June 30 to July 8 in Chicago. Between the Air Force and Army trials, Garcia earned seven medals in cycling, shooting

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1st SFG wins soccer title in walk-off style

What better way to finish your soccer final game with your team than to get the game-winning goal in the final moments of overtime? Josh Avila of the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) team gave Guillermo Jimenez a farewell gift with a precise corner kick to allow Jimenez

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Special Olympics on base this weekend

In years past, Special Olympics Washington has held its summer games on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, attracting athletes throughout the state. This year, events are split between three locations with the main ceremonies taking place at Pacific Lutheran University. JBLM Child and Youth Services will

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JBLM's Windows 10 computer migration starting soon

The migration for all computers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s network from Microsoft’s Windows 7 to Windows 10 began last week — a process expected to be completed by the end of November. The inception of rapid deployment of Windows 10 across the entire Department of Defense dates

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Former JBLM youth signs contract with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The only thing Sefo Liufau wanted was a chance to compete for a spot on a roster in the National Football League. Although he went undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft April 27 to 29 in Philadelphia, he will have that chance signing as an undrafted

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Volunteers needed for spring games on JBLM

Special Olympics Washington is looking for volunteers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord to assist with events on the installation as part of the 2017 Spring Games June 2 to 4. The organization is looking for volunteers for the cycling events and Olympic Town near Integrity Gate on Lewis

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1st SFG wins Commander's Cup Bowling

Three weeks ago, Robert Straughn of the 1st Special Forces Group had to have white blood cells injected into his left knee. He bowled for the first time since then Tuesday during the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Bowling Championship at Bowl Arena Lanes on Lewis

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Soccer players wanted

Service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord are currently recruiting more soccer players for the installation’s JBLM Football Club amateur team. The small group meets a few times each week for practices, ranging from a handful of players to more than enough to field an 11-man

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Play rugby for JBLm vs the Navy

Joint Base Lewis-McChord has a long history with a rugby culture; many service members stationed here have gone on to play for local rugby clubs and represent the Army and Air Force teams in Armed Forces Championships. With the recent transitions of JBLM rugby players like Nate

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Three JBLM soldiers dive with sharks

For most people, the idea of getting into the water with sharks sounds like a terrifying idea. For others, it can be a thrilling adventure. For three service members from the Warrior Transition Battalion on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, it was part of a healing process. On March 16, they

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