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  1. A family member left a bouquet of lowers at the new plaque honoring the victims of the Navy Yard shooting on Opening Day at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on April 4. Mike Morones/Staff

    Washington Nationals unveil memorial to Navy Yard victims

    The Washington Nationals unveiled a memorial plaque Friday to the 12 Navy employees killed at the Navy Yard shooting in September.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  2. Marine Maj. Misty Posey demonstrates pullups. Courtesy of Maj. Misty Posey

    Four women's training tips to conquer pullups

    It's the cliché everyone hates to hear when they're convinced they can't: 'If I can do it, you can, too.' Whatever. We want to cling to our excuses.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  3. Marine Maj. Misty Posey demonstrates pullups. Courtesy of Maj. Misty Posey

    How these women are acing pullups — practical advice for anyone

    Among the basic bodyweight exercises, few garner more fear and loathing than standing below the dreaded pullup bar.

    • Apr. 3, 2014
  4. Kevlar for the Mind: 'Disorder' is proper label for post-traumatic stress

    In the brewing battle over the issue of changing the term 'post-traumatic stress disorder' to simply 'post-traumatic stress,' the opposing forces are powerful and convincing in their own rights.

    • Apr. 2, 2014
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    10 new books for the military mindset

    Spring reading on your agenda? Here's Military Times' guide to some nonfiction (and a book of short stories) that takes you from Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam to Georgia, Nevada and beyond — with stops in Annapolis and at West Point.

    • Apr. 1, 2014
  5. Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Chris Monhoff scans a southern Georgia peanut field for feral hogs. Ken Perrotte

    Stalking hogs: Army vets take tactical solutions to pesky porkers

    Thick Georgia mud, courtesy of heavy rains earlier in the day, squishes and slurps against our boots as we move single-file through the night.

    • Mar. 29, 2014
  6. Six installations will implement 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week fitness center access this and next month as part of an Air Force Services Transformation Initiative test concept. (Air Force)

    24-hour gyms for every AF base, other services take a wait-and-see approach

    Taking a page from fitness centers downrange where most gyms are always open, within the next year the Air Force will convert at least one fitness center at every base into a 24-hour facility.

    • Mar. 26, 2014
  7. Marine. Lt. Col. Bill Conner completes the Antarctica Marathon

    A year's delay, an early-race pulled muscle and a lot of mud didn't stop a boots-and-utilities-clad Lt. Col. Bill Conner from finally finishing the Antarctica Marathon earlier this month.

    • Mar. 25, 2014
  8. Watermelon Salad Lisovskaya / Getty Images/iStockphoto

    Diet face-off: How 7 nutrition trends stack up

    The experts may never agree on the 'perfect' diet for weight maintenance, proper nutrition and optimal health, although some menus are better than others.

    • Mar. 25, 2014
  9. The creators of 'Enlisted' have demonstrated a sincere effort to normalize America's view of troops. Fox

    EDITORIAL: Army Times calls on Fox to give 'Enlisted' better time slot

    The Fox network's new military comedy, 'Enlisted,' appears to have hit its stride, but stagnant ratings after the show's disappointing pilot episode threaten to torpedo its chances of being picked up for a second season.

    • Mar. 21, 2014
  10. Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, the commanding general of Installation Management Command, received his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on March 8. Preston Smith

    3-star Army general earns his black belt

    The general officer who shepherded the creation of the Army combatives program has earned his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and he credits the service with introducing him to a discipline that grows leaders and builds confidence and competence.

    • Mar. 17, 2014
  11.  Manufacturer images

    2014 shotgun guide: See the standout new guns & ammo

    Firearms makers are rolling out a few new shotgun models and a number of product line extensions that show substantial tweaks to the original models.

    • Mar. 14, 2014
  12. A scene from FOX's 'Enlisted,' which has seen an uptick in ratings since a rough debut in January. Greg Gayne/FOX

    Will FOX's military comedy 'Enlisted' become casualty of ratings?

    Despite early reports declaring 'Enlisted' dead on arrival, the new FOX comedy series is fighting on with a surge of support from military and DVR watchers.

    • Mar. 13, 2014
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    Retired Army Sgt. Heath Calhoun, competing in Alpine skiing, is one of 18 military veterans representing the U.S. at the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

    Paralympic powerhouses: Sochi-bound veterans boost biggest contingent yet

    With athletes ranging from an active-duty Navy SEAL injured in Afghanistan to a former Coast Guardsman paralyzed in a plane crash, the U.S.

    • Mar. 5, 2014
  13. U.S. bobsledders Capt. Chris Fogt and Army veteran Steven Holcomb can look ahead to the next winter Olympics, but the Army's Olympic training program could be sidelined. Airman Taylor Queen / Air Force

    Army's Olympians hope there's a next time

    As the fanfare of the 2014 Winter Games fades into memory, the squad of soldier-athletes and military coaches who competed for Team USA will spend the next few weeks on tour, visiting the White House to see President Obama, meeting top brass at the Pentag

    • Mar. 2, 2014
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    Mission Family: Move your career along with Military OneSource tool

    Peak moving season is approaching. If you know you'll soon be searching for a new job, starting a career, changing careers — or are thinking about those possibilities — check out the Military OneSource Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program.

    • Feb. 28, 2014
  14. The war diaries of Adm. Chester Nimitz, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during World War II, are now available online. In this photo from late September 1942, Nimitz, seated, discusses South Pacific strategy with several top officers: Army Major Gen. Richard Sutherland, left, was chief of staff to Gen. Douglas MacArthur in the Southwest Pacific. Vice Adm. Robert Ghormley, standing behind Nimitz, was commander of the South Pacific Force. Army Air Forces Major Gen. Millard Harmon, at far right, commanded U.S. Army forces in the South Pacific area. Navy

    Pacific Fleet's war diaries now available

    The wartime documents include thousands of admiral-to-admiral reports, descriptions of combat actions, enemy movements, the status of ground, air and sea forces — allied and enemy, damage reports, situation estimates, strategic discussions, notes from staff meetings.

    • Feb. 25, 2014
  15. From left, actors John Goodman, George Clooney, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban and Matt Damon at the French premiere of 'Monuments Men.' Jacques Brinon/AP

    Lawmaker seeks George Clooney's help with Monuments Men bill

    Hey, George Clooney: A Texas congresswoman could use a hand in honoring the real-life Monuments Men.

    • Feb. 25, 2014
  16. Tom Cruise appears in the motion picture 'Edge of Tomorrow.' Warner Bros. Pictures

    Film forecast for '14

    Hollywood may be hoping for a little less drama in 2014.

    • Feb. 21, 2014
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    Kevlar for the Mind: Parenting style, sex among marriage concerns

    Q. My wife and I seem to argue a lot about how to raise our children. I'm strict when it comes to discipline and she's a bit of a pushover.

    • Feb. 21, 2014
  17.  Getty Images/Fuse

    Win a $200 movie pass in our 2014 Red Carpet Contest

    Will the '70s decadence of 'American Hustle' prove too much to resist? How about the '90s decadence of 'The Wolf of Wall Street'? Can Tom Hanks score gold yet again? Will the deep moral impact of '12 Years a Slave' tweak the consciences of Oscar voters?

    • Feb. 17, 2014
  18. The team from the United States USA-1, piloted by Steven Holcomb, left, and brakeman Steven Langton, celebrate their bronze medal win Feb. 17 after the men's two-man bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Dita Alangkara / AP

    Army veteran medals in 2-man bobsled

    The mantra for all three USA bobsled teams going into the Sochi Olympics was 'prepare-to-podium.'

    • Feb. 17, 2014
  19. Bronze medal ends 62-year drought in two-man bobsled for U.S.

    In 2011, a 62-year-old bottle of Dalmore single malt whisky reportedly sold for $194,000 in Singapore.

    • Feb. 17, 2014
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