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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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Star power helps propel Lady Hawks

With the 2017 Women’s National Basketball Association not starting until May, Alex Montgomery of the San Antonio Stars continues to keep herself in shape while in her hometown of Tacoma. In addition to playing any pick-up games she can find, she was invited to be part of

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Runners find luck of the Irish

More than 600 runners, dressed in a variety of Irish green attire, participated in the annual Shamrock ‘n Run 5K just outside Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Saturday. More than 40 of the newest members of the

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JBLM captain plays for Team USA

Andrew Hyres was one of only Army soccer players to join Team U.S.A. in the 2017 World Military Football Cup in Oman last month, sanctioned by the International Military Sports Council. Hyres, a captain with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command at Joint Base

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7th ID program targets new culture, mindset

Every service member in the armed forces wants to achieve a physical peak in their fitness. But there’s a limit in trying to be the strongest, fastest and most agile person on the field. Professional athletes have learned to adjust their training regimen in an effort to

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Shooting clay pigeons on JBLM

Winter in western Washington usually involves a lot of rain and sometimes a little snow. Either way, it’s a time when playing a round of golf can be difficult. It’s possible, but it’s not as fun as the spring and summer time. On Joint Base Lewis-McChord, a

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SKIES on JBLM collection of classes

Among the various youth sports programs on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the SKIES Unlimited youth academy on Garcia Boulevard on Lewis Main might have the most diverse collection of classes. SKIES — which stands for Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills — is focused on providing skills and

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Inside the Bettie Brigade

FIRCREST, Wash. — Women’s roller derby is certainly one of the toughest sports played on roller skates. It’s a blend of cruising speed and bruising hits — requiring a level of agility and endurance. But underneath the rough and tough exterior of roller derby is a support

Family

Golf can be weapon against depression, VGA official says

Golf can be a frustrating sport. There are variables for each shot based on the previous stroke, the weather conditions or a combination of both. As a group of four play a round of nine to 18 holes, stories are told and laughs are shared in a

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Youth basketball players test shooting skills

Basketball has a lot of fundamentals that even some of the best professional players have to continuously work on. One of those is being able to shoot free throws; a skill that even the NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal struggled with a career percentage of 58.2 on the

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JBLM soldiers win gold at Warrior Games Trials

Two Army specialists with the Warrior Transition Battalion on Joint Base Lewis-McChord brought home gold medals from the Air Force Warrior Games Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 24 to March 3. Specialists Maria Garcia and Alexandria McIntyre haven’t been with the Warrior Transition Battalion for

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Lifeguard on base - attend fair this weekend

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Aquatics Lifeguard Fair Saturday will provide those interested with information about the summer workforce needed at base pools and beaches. “We’re looking to fill more than 20 positions for the summer,” said Bruce Antonowicz, JBLM Aquatics coordinator. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to

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Local Navy beat JBLM team in soccer

Members of the indoor soccer team from the 308th Brigade Support Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Brigade took on a Navy Region Northwest team — consisting of players from three Navy stations in the area — in an Army vs. Navy indoor soccer match at the ShoWare Center

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7th ID program targets new culture, mindset

Every service member in the armed forces wants to achieve a physical peak in their fitness. But there’s a limit in trying to be the strongest, fastest and most agile person on the field. Professional athletes have learned to adjust their training regimen in an effort to

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First winners of No-Tap Tourney

During the Team No-Tap Tournament at Bowl Arena Lanes on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Saturday, there were three, four-person teams competing. The prize was a winner-take-all $200 cash prize. While there are certainly other options for bowlers outside of the installation that may offer bigger cash prizes —

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JBLM sports calendar changes reflect budget cuts

Sports has always been a big part of the community on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Units often challenge each other while earning points for the end of the year JBLM Intramural Sports’ Commander’s Cup trophy. But retirees, family members and civilian contractors have also had opportunities through the

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Military father helped prepare UW’s Potoa’e

A little less than two years ago, Benning Potoa’e was sitting at a table at Lakes High School in Lakewood with his Lakes Lancers coaches as well as his father, Master Sgt. Aleki Potoa’e, commandant of the 7th Infantry Division Bayonet Academy at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. There

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Annual Jingle run on JBLM Saturday

With 2016 wrapping up, the holiday season is in full swing. That festive feeling is being felt throughout all parts of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, including the running community. The final event for the 2016 JBLM Race Calendar is Saturday’s 5K Jingle Bell Jog and 1K Reindeer Romp

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308th BSB wins indoor soccer crown

The indoor soccer pitch is compressed from the approximate 80-yard width and 120-yard length to a basketball court that is 50 feet wide and 84 feet long. While it may sound like a rainy day recess activity from elementary school, it was the setting for the Joint

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Units host turkey bowls on base

It’s no secret that service members put in a lot of hard work through the year. That’s why the holiday season is a good time to blow off some steam and enjoy the camaraderie within units with the traditional Turkey Bowls during Thanksgiving week. Many units on

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