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    Metro to open early for the Marine Corps Marathon

    Metro will open two hours early Sunday to help riders traveling to the Marine Corps Marathon.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
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    Even little green Army men need a good workout. A new line of 'Yoga Joes' merges fun and fitness. Photo courtesy Dan Abramson

    'Yoga Joe' figurines aim to make yoga more manly

    Stretchy fitness fun is coming to backyard battlefields everywhere.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  1. From left, Shia LaBeouf as Boyd 'Bible' Swan, Logan Lerman as Norman Ellison, Brad Pitt as Don 'Wardaddy' Collier, Michael Pena as Trini 'Gordo' Garcia, and Jon Bernthal as Grady 'Coon-Ass' Travis in Columbia Pictures' 'Fury.' Giles Keyte/AP

    Brad Pitt's 'Fury' movie goes for carnage over plot

    Writer-director David Ayer makes no bones about his overarching goal with his new World War II action film, 'Fury': to nail the realism of armored combat in that conflict.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  2. Actor Brad Pitt speaks with World War II veterans Ray Stewart, center, of Gastonia, N.C., and Paul J. Andert, of Tulsa, Okla., at the premiere of Pitt's film, 'Fury,' on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Dave Allocca/Starpix via AP

    Troops and vets get star treatment at premiere of 'Fury'

    Ray Stewart may be 91, but he still keenly remembers his combat experiences as a tank gunner with 66th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored 'Hell on Wheels' Division in 1944.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
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    Eating disorders fairly rare among troops, study finds

    A new study finds that eating disorder diagnoses in the U.S. military remain somewhat rare, but perhaps not surprisingly, female troops are 20 times more likely to have such issues than males.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
  4. CrossFit vs. unit PT | Troops will do the training plans in what's likely the biggest CrossFit study ever

    Which is better at building at hard bodies: CrossFit or standard Army physical training?

    • Oct. 16, 2014
  5. Seth Pena aims downrange during the pistol SH1 competition at the 2014 Warrior Games in the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on October 3. Pena won gold in the event. Mike Morones / Staff

    TACP airman, nearly killed by drunken driver, turns hobby into Warrior Games gold

    Staff Sgt. Seth Pena remembers nothing about the day that changed everything.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  6. Marine veteran Philip Klay, in middle with camera, is the author of Redeployment, which is a finalist for the National Book Award in the Fiction category. Courtesy Philip Klay

    Marine's Iraq story collection in finals for National Book Award

    A Marine veteran's fictional short story collection about the Iraq War is in the running for one of the nation's most prestigious awards for literature.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  7. An inspection of the Air Force Academy's athletic department after reports of drug use and sexual assaults that dated to 2010. Mike Kaplan / Air Force

    IG inspection gives Air Force Academy athletic department a 'C'

    An inspection of the Air Force Academy's athletic department by the school's inspector general has found nothing requiring a follow-up legal investigation, the academy said Tuesday.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  8. Director David Ayer says 'Fury' is about 'brotherhood and family ... and small-unit leadership.' Photos by Giles Keyte

    Vet takes WWII tank combat to the big screen in 'Fury'

    Director David Ayer went to great pains to make sure his upcoming war film 'Fury,' which opens in theaters on Oct. 17, gives audiences an authentic look at life and death in combat.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  9. Camp Chef Rainier Combo, Bass Pro Shops High Output Propane Grill and Stove, Coleman Gladiator 2-Burner Hyper-Flame Stove and the Cuisinart Petit Gourmet Portable Gas Grill undergo some final tests. Ken Perrotte / Special to Military Times

    4 new portable stove/grills for camping and tailgating

    Hunting camps are in full swing all across North America, and the grand tradition of tailgating parties is holding strong at football stadium parking lots.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  10. Stars to attend 'Fury' screening at Fort Benning

    Army officials at Fort Benning say the director and some stars of the new World War II movie 'Fury' will attend a special screening at the Georgia Army post.

    • Oct. 12, 2014
  11. Judges on 'The Voice,' including Gwen Stefani, gave Bryana Salaz props for her performance on the TV show. Tyler Golden/NBC

    Army officer's daughter debuts strong on NBC's 'The Voice'

    While many aspiring singers have frequent stops on their journey to fame and fortune, most can't match an Army family member.

    • Oct. 10, 2014
  12. OxyTherm Pro on sale at Fort Meyer, photographed at Gannett Government Media photo studio in Springfield, Va., on Thursday, October 9, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff) Mike Morones

    12 products called out in fight against workout stimulants

    Researchers have determined that several dietary supplements some of which are available in GNC stores on military bases contain a synthetic stimulant never tested in humans.

    • Oct. 9, 2014
  13. Army Capt. Aaron Berg celebrates with fans at Husky Stadium during the University of Washington's game against Stanford. Jon Anderson/Staff

    Beer and brats on captain's fantasy tailgating tour

    It's just before noon on a warm fall morning, and Army Capt. Aaron Berg is sipping from an icy bottle of beer aboard a 45-foot motor yacht dubbed 'At Ease.'

    • Oct. 9, 2014
  14. West Point football coach Jeff Monken helped arrange for the Cutinella family to receive a jersey and scholarship offer for their son, Tom, who died during a high school football game on Oct. 1. Courtesy of Buddy Gengler

    Army offers football scholarship to honor, mourn high school player

    Tom Cutinella had hoped to attend either West Point or the Naval Academy after graduating Shoreham-Wading River High School.

    • Oct. 8, 2014
  15. Mike Shinoda, second from left, and his Linkin Park bandmates. Brandon Cox

    Linkin Park bonds with military, vets

    Linkin Park the Agoura Hills, California, band known for its edgy blend of rap, rock and metal, and dynamic collaborations with artists from Jay-Z to Steve Aoki recently teamed with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America to draw attention to the pro

    • Oct. 8, 2014
  16. Wounded warrior wins first-ever Men's Health 'Ultimate Guy' contest

    An Army veteran who lost an arm and a leg to roadside bomb in Iraq took top honors in the 'Ultimate Men's Health Guy' contest announced Oct. 7 on NBC's Today Show.

    • Oct. 7, 2014
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    New books for military readers

    Fall in place, readers, for autumn in new work with topics that range from COIN to comic books, college football to canines, commanding, casualties and Section 60. Themes range from strategy to no strategy, and from loss to hope. Here's a guide:

    • Oct. 7, 2014
  17. Army Sgt. 1st Class Brian Keaton mimics a grenade toss for the ceremonial first pitch before Game 2 of baseball's NL Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants on Oct. 4. Rob Carr / AP

    Soldier goes with grenade-style toss for 1st pitch at Nats-Giants game

    An Army veteran wounded in Iraq made a unique ceremonial first pitch before Game 2 of the NL Division Series, crawling toward the mound and then lobbing the baseball as if it were a grenade.

    • Oct. 6, 2014
  18. Elmo and his friends appear with families at Fort Benning, Ga., on Friday. Dave Gatley for the USO

    Elmo shares smiles with 500,000 military family members

    Elmo and his friends hit a 500k milestone at Fort Benning, Ga.: They've entertained more than half a million troops and families around the world.

    • Oct. 6, 2014
  19. Left: Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds throws to a receiver in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Rutgers in Annapolis, Md., on Sept. 20, 2014. Right: Air Force quarterback Kale Pearson runs on the Boise State 5-yard line, Sept. 27. at the Air Force Academy, Colo Patrick Semansky (left), Christian Murdock (right)

    College football: Navy gears up for surging Air Force squad

    Over the summer, Air Force built a trophy case in the locker room to house one thing and one thing only the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy.

    • Oct. 3, 2014
  20. 'American Sniper' trailer drops ahead of Christmas release

    If you're looking for some cinematic firefights after Christmas Day presents and brunch, you're in luck.

    • Oct. 3, 2014
  21. Kyle Carpenter is seen after being presented the Medal of Honor by President Obama during a ceremony June 19. Carpenter plans to ring in this year's Marine Corps Marathon by breaking a world record Rob Curtis/Staff

    Kyle Carpenter plans to skydive to the start of the Marine Corps Marathon

    It was impressive enough when Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter, who survived jumping on an enemy grenade, ran the Marine Corps Marathon last year.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
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