Recent Articles
JBLM golf course doubles as wildlife sanctuary

Focus

JBLM golf course doubles as wildlife sanctuary

Many people are familiar with Eagles Pride Golf Course outside Joint Base Lewis-McChord. But the 27-hole course makes up just a part of the 431-acre property. The course is also surrounded by 227 acres of native woodland forest just waiting to be explored. David Wienecke, golf course

JBLM's CYSS cross country team members enjoy competition

Kids

JBLM's CYSS cross country team members enjoy competition

Before taking off on a four-mile run Aaron Scroggins warmed up with jumping jacks at JBLM's Cowan Stadium. With a reflective belt over his shoulder and across his body the 7 year old joined a pack of youth runners for their bi-weekly run. Scroggins easily found the

Downrange Golf Clinic: Taking ‘the next step’

Focus

Downrange Golf Clinic: Taking ‘the next step’

Will Silva knows how to play golf, but it was only until recently the JBLM fire prevention officer learned what he was doing wrong with his game.The Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events teamed up with the Professional Golfers' Association Monday for the

Irish dance provides familiarity for JBLM youth

Kids

Irish dance provides familiarity for JBLM youth

Military youths who grow up forced to make the adjustments that come with frequent moves appreciate familiar things. For a small group of Joint Base Lewis-McChord young people, an Irish dance is as familiar as walking. Victoria Vest began Irish dance classes about three years ago after

JBLM recognizes women in science

Focus

JBLM recognizes women in science

A high percentage of the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade is female Soldiers. Brigade Commander Col. Daniel Soller sees firsthand how valuable women are to the mission. "They bring a whole different perspective," he said. To recognize and celebrate women in service the 201st BfSB partnered with I

Dogs on deployment

Resources

Dogs on deployment

Silvia Washington is the proud owner of four, going on five dogs. The Spanaway resident recently rescued a yellow lab and is integrating the pup into the pack. Washington, a former Army spouse as well as the mother of a JBLM McChord Field Airman, understands deployments. She has

JBLM kayaking a great way to explore outdoors

Explore

JBLM kayaking a great way to explore outdoors

When the Casanova Family moved to Joint Base Lewis-McChord last May, the Georgia natives wanted to get familiar with their new outdoor surroundings. During the past nine months the Army Family has attended five guided trips with the Northwest Adventure Center, exploring snowy terrain on snowshoes

I Corps leader setting fitness example

Focus

I Corps leader setting fitness example

During his 30-year Army career, I Corps Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell has promoted fitness for Soldiers. "Too many times in Iraq or Afghanistan I would see Soldiers breaking down because they weren't training right and they weren't fueling themselves right," he said. "If we're truly tactical athletes

She’s on the run

Focus

She’s on the run

As a resident in training at Madigan Army Medical Center, Ashley Urick works 60 to 80 hours a week. Despite her ambitious schedule, the JBLM Army captain makes time to run. While it's a challenge to train with a demanding work schedule, her dedication to her sport continues

Art helps build unity among spouses

Military Life

Art helps build unity among spouses

Even when physically apart, art has the ability to bring people together. While 296th Brigade Support Battalion Soldiers were deployed to Afghanistan the past year, art classes helped them stay connected with their Families. With their Soldiers recently returned, Family members' artwork was displayed in an exhibition

View All Articles

Recent Blog Posts

Army West Blog

JBLM Cross-Country Series Finale: New recruit lifts Madigan

Ashley Urick is not used to Soldiers running past her during a physical training test. The JBLM Army Ten-Miler standout, as well as All-Army cross-country runner, typically finishes ahead of the pack. But then Urick, a resident in training at Madigan Army Medical Center, ran the test with

Army West Blog

Quick thinking guards help deliver baby at Madigan Gate entrance

She was born Sophia Hope Hernandez. But for the first couple days of life, she was known simply as the "gate baby." The baby girl made an early debut - four days to be exact - at JBLM's Madigan Army Medical Center gate March 27. Dionne Hernandez, an Army spouse stationed

Army West Blog

Coed touch rugby league scheduled to begin at JBLM

With the spring JBLM intramural sports season underway, longtime JBLM rugby coach Nick Punimata wants to offer another option for those not interested in soccer or cross-country. JBLM stadium manager Otis Sistrunk suggested that he organize a coed touch rugby league. "It's something more athletic-wise for these (young people) to

Army West Blog

JBLM fishing rules consolidated

All the growth and change on Joint Base Lewis-McChord has made it hard to know where to catch a fish. Multiple agencies have published rules in the past about where, when and how to go about landing your limit on the installation. To avoid confusion about access to

Army West Blog

Fewer fields available to JBLM softball players this season

Kathy Salcedo is unsure how the Aviation Apron Project will affect this year's JBLM intramural softball season, but she knows it will be affected. The JBLM intramural sports coordinator organizes more than 300 games each softball season among 10 fields on Lewis Main, Lewis North and McChord

McChord Flightline Chatter

Carey Theater films to go digital

For the last three years moviegoers at JBLM's Carey Theater have enjoyed state-of-the-art sound. Starting March 9 an upgrade to the movie's picture will match the $150,000 sound system. The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is upgrading the 62-year-old theater on Lewis Main with digital cinema to

Army West Blog

MPs claim JBLM bragging rights

David Sadlemyer found himself in familiar territory. Just five days after lifting the JBLM Army flag football team to a 18-13 victory over Navy Nov. 30 in the 2012 Puget Sound Classic, the quarterback was in a similar situation with the "best of JBLM" flag football title

Army West Blog

Annual grudge match between JBLM Army team, Navy Region Northwest kicks off Friday at Cowan Stadium

Before the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Army flag football team takes the field today for the 2012 Puget Sound Classic, coach Lonnie Meredith will have important words for the Soldiers. "I tell these guys ... in my pre-game speech, the name on the back of their jerseys is

Army West Blog

JBLM Army-Navy rugby match rescheduled

Originally scheduled for today, the 14th Annual Army vs. Navy rugby match is rescheduled for Dec. 1. Army will host the contest at Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Cowan Stadium at noon. The match will be played the day after the annual Army vs. Navy flag football game, also at

Army West Blog

Shoreline Park to get new look

Shoreline Park will have a slightly different look when it opens for the 2013 season in the spring. The seasonal swim area and park on JBLM Lewis North closed Labor Day weekend and later this month, renovations will begin to beautify the popular area. "It's a sweet little park

View All Blog Posts

Recently Reviewed Movies

This author hasn't reviewed any movies.

Recently Reviewed Restaurants

This author hasn't reviewed any restaurants.

Browse Authors