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JBLM Tigers earn medals in basketball, cheerleading

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Tigers participated in the Special Olympics Washington’s Winter Games March 2 to Sunday in Wenatchee, leaving with medals in both basketball and cheerleading. The Tigers’ master team for ages 22 and older was able to take the gold medal after finishing the


Boxing classes on JBLM

Troy Charley, 13, has only been part of the SKIES Unlimited — Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills — youth boxing academy at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for about two months, but he didn’t seem new to the sport when he demonstrated what he’s learned during an

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JBLM Soldier helps U.S. Army hockey team win gold in Lithuania

Sergeant Carson Omilusik, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, thought his glory days of hockey were behind him in December. He was a member of the first All Army Sports’ ice hockey team that defeated a Canadian armed forces team, 4-2, Dec. 16. The

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Staff Sergeant Tyrone Henderson ready to mix it up in 2018

Staff Sergeant Tyrone Henderson, of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, believes 2018 will be his year in the world of mixed marital arts. 2017 ended well for Henderson with two first-round wins; Henderson (5-3-1) is scheduled to fight Tyler McKinney (2-0) in a featherweight

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Cosmic Blacklight Bowling on JBLM

When the lights go out, there’s still a chance to enjoy a few games of bowling on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Just add some disco balls, bright neon-colored lights and a blacklight that helps illuminate the lanes. Sounders Lanes Family Fun Center on McChord Field offers Cosmic blacklight


Passion for sports still strong for JBLM's CYS coach

Three years ago, Michael Washington, a former Army private first class, entered into the world of coaching youth sports. He and his wife, Britni, now an Army sergeant with 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 62nd Medical Brigade, were station at Fort Hood, Texas, where there was


Go outdoors in the snow with JBLM

When the snow falls, some people choose to grab a warm blanket, drink a hot beverage and pull up their favorite shows on a streaming service. Others see the opportunity for fun and adventure through various winter activities. Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Northwest Adventure Center has several options

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Ideas for military winter break

It’s never too early to begin planning vacation trip plans for the upcoming winter leave in December. Most service members on Joint Base Lewis-McChord will have time off during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day to rest and relax. Through JBLM Leisure Travel Services, several


Three JBLM streets renamed

Three Medal of Honor recipients from the World War II era were honored with street dedications between 2nd and 3rd Division drives of Lewis Main Aug. 31 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. A ceremony took place to memorialize 1st Lt. Arnold Bjorklund, Col. Orville Bloch and 1st Lt.


WA State Fair starts Friday

Whether you’re old school and still call it the Puyallup Fair or simply as The Fair, plan on having plenty of fun Sept. 1 to 24 at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. Last year, more than 1.1 million people from across the state came to the annual

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Old Camp Lewis team to be honored at Rose Bowl Game

One of college football’s oldest New Year’s traditions continues Jan. 1 when the Georgia Bulldogs and Oklahoma Sooners — two of the four teams in this season’s College Football Playoff — square off in the 2018 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. The game has a long history of

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Sports on JBLM - Year in Review

Like most years, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community showed they can compete with the best in their respective sporting venues. Active-duty service members, spouses, family members and civilians made headlines throughout 2017 for various athletic achievements. Some service members represent their units in numerous league championships

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502nd MI Bn. wins Commander’s Cup Flag Football Championship

Clark Jones Jr. of 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 201st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade came prepared for the 2017 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Flag Football Championship Oct. 5 at the Lewis North Athletic Complex, leading the offense with 335 passing yards and six touchdowns to help

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Outdoor photography tours hosted via JBLM

Retired Army sergeant first class Kaweka Stoney, an adventure programmer for the Northwest Adventure Center, has always done photography, but he’s become more involved with the art in the last five years. Now as part of the team that provides outdoor adventure trips for the JBLM community,

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JBLM hitter helps Army to gold medal

Whether on a professional baseball field or a softball diamond on a military installation, Sgt. Jedon Matthews of 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division has maintained a strong swing of the bat and a love for the game of baseball and softball. Matthews

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Free salmon Oct.10 for the troops

Service members, veterans and civilians lined up at the Nisqually Indian Tribe’s Clear Creek Hatchery on Joint Base Lewis-McChord for the annual salmon giveaway Sept. 26. The hatchery will host an additional distribution day Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon. It didn’t take long for a line

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JBLM team ready for softball showdown Saturday

A few weeks ago, service members from the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron and the Group Support Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), were battling for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Softball Championship. Rivals become allies as players from both teams will go against a group

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22nd STS wins JBLM Commander’s Cup Softball Championship

Keyton Thiem might not have been the exact description of a walk-off winner with a three-run home run during the JBLM Commander’s Cup Softball Championship, but was the final hit that forced a fifth-inning, 10-run mercy rule to give the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron a 17-6 win

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Madigan neurologist member of U.S. Military Endurance Sports Team

Jodie Bolt has a drive to move. A retired Army lieutenant colonel, she now works as a child neurologist for Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. She’s also a member of the U.S. Military Endurance Sports Team. She qualified for the International Triathlon Union’s World

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JBLM hosted Joint Northwest Regional Warrior C.A.R.E.

Air Force Master Sgt. Earla Webb, currently attached to the Air National Guard’s 165th Airlift Wing in Savannah, Ga., never thought she would be playing sports again after suffering several injuries from a deployment to Afghanistan in 2011. As Webb participated in the third annual Joint Northwest

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