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Meet Team USA's military troops and veterans going to the Rio Olympics

July 30, 2016 (Photo Credit: Liz Copan )

Military Olympians are days away from competing in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games.  

Anchored by Bob Costas, NBC’s primetime coverage of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games will run 8 p.m.-midnight Eastern/Pacific most days of the Aug. 5-21 competition, with additional daytime coverage hosted by Al Michaels and late-night programming with Ryan Seacrest.

Meanwhile, NBC Sports Network will air nearly-full-day coverage beginning Aug. 3, two days before the opening ceremony, starting with women’s soccer prelims and running through closing ceremonies.

If you want to catch every second of the action in a particular event, for the first time this year NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will live-stream all Olympic competition for authenticated TV subscribers to desktops, mobile devices and tablets, plus connected TVs.

The network says it’s also planning new 4K Ultra HD and immersive 360-degree virtual reality programing.

Here’s your military roster and when you can catch the athletes in action:

SHOOTING

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Recent Air Force Academy cadet, now Marine 2nd. Lt. David Higgins, center, competes in prone rifle.
Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force

2nd Lt. David Higgins

  • Service: Marine Corps, Air Force Academy Class of 2016
  • Event: 50m rifle prone
  • When to watch: Aug. 12
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Sgt. 1st Class Keith Sanderson practices at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Photo Credit: Tim Hipps/U.S. Army

Sgt. 1st Class Keith Sanderson

  • Service: Army
  • Event: 25m rapid fire pistol
  • When to watch: Aug. 12-13
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Sgt. 1st Class Michael McPhail leaves the shooting line after competing in the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.
Photo Credit: Tim Hipps/U.S. Army

Sgt. 1st Class Michael McPhail

  • Service: Army
  • Event: 50m rifle prone
  • When to watch: Aug. 12
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Sgt. 1st Class Glenn Eller, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and 2008 Olympic gold medalist, fires his shotgun during the 2015 International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan.
Photo Credit: U.S. Army

Sgt. 1st Class Glenn Eller

  • Service: Army
  • Event: Double trap
  • When to watch: Aug. 10
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Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Richmond with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Photo Credit: James Steers/U.S. Army

Sgt. 1st Class Josh Richmond

  • Service: Army
  • Event: Double trap
  • When to watch: Aug. 10
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Spc. Dan Lowe of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit takes aim during a recent competition.
Photo Credit: James Steers/U.S. Army

Spc. Dan Lowe

  • Service: Army
  • Event: 10m air rifle
  • When to watch: Aug. 8
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Two-time Olympic gold medalist and U.S. Army veteran Vincent Hancock.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Fire It Up, PR

Vincent Hancock

  • Service: Army veteran
  • Event: Skeet
  • When to watch: Aug 13

TRACK AND FIELD

1st Lt. Cale Simmons
Pole vaulter 1st Lt. Cale Simmons with the Air Force World Class Athlete Program.
Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Cory D. Payne/U.S. Air Force

1st Lt. Cale Simmons

  • Service: Air Force
  • Event: Pole Vault
  • When to watch: Aug. 13-20
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Army 2nd Lt. Sam Kendricks competed as an Army ROTC cadet while earning his berth to the 2016 Olympics.
Photo Credit: U.S. Army

2nd Lt. Sam Kendricks

  • Service: Army
  • Event: Pole vault
  • When to watch: Aug 13-20
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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. John Nunn is bound for his third Summer Games in the race walk event.
Photo Credit: Tim Hipps/U.S. Army

Staff Sgt. John Nunn

  • Service: Army
  • Event: 50K race walk
  • When to watch: Aug. 19
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U.S. Army Spc. Leonard Korir, right, races at the 2016 Olympic track and field trails, in Eugene, Oregon.
Photo Credit: Vergun/U.S. Army

Spc. Leonard Korir

  • Service: Army
  • Event: 10,000m run
  • When to watch: Aug 12-13
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U.S. Army Spc. Shadrack Kipchirchir, running at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.
Photo Credit: Tim Hipps/U.S. Army

Spc. Shadrack Kipchirchir

  • Service: Army
  • Event: 10,000m run
  • When to watch: Aug. 12-13
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U.S. Army Spc. Paul Chelimo is congratulated after qualifying for Rio by finishing third in the 5,000-meter final of 2016 U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Eugene, Oregon, earlier this year.
Photo Credit: Tim Hipps/U.S. Army

Spc. Paul Chelimo

  • Service: Army
  • Event: 5,000m run
  • When to watch: Aug. 20
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Army Sgt. Hillary Bor runs the 3,000-meter Steeplechase on Friday, July 8, at the 2016 track and field trials in Eugene, Oregon.
Photo Credit: Tim Hipps/U.S. Army

Sgt. Hillary Bor

  • Service: Army
  • Event: 3,000m steeplechase
  • When to watch: Aug. 15, 17

 

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Incoming Naval Academy midshipman Regine Tugade races for Guam.
Photo Credit: Pacific Daily News

Regine Tugade

  • Service: Incoming Naval Academy midshipman
  • Event: 100m sprint (competing for Guam)
  • When to watch: Aug. 12-14
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Javelin thrower Sean Furey is a mechanical engineer for the U.S. Navy in San Diego.
Photo Credit: USA Track & Field

Sean Furey

  • Service: Navy civilian
  • Event: Javelin
  • When to watch: Aug. 13-20

OTHER EVENTS

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Sgt. Nathan Schrimsher with the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program earns a berth in the 2016 Olympic Games with a third-place finish in the men's modern pentathlon event at the 2015 Pan American Games.
Photo Credit: Tim Hipps/U.S. Army

Sgt. Nathan Schrimsher

  • Service: Army
  • Event: Modern pentathlon
  • When to watch: Aug. 18, 20
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Navy Lt. Edward King on the Team USA rowing squad.
Photo Credit: Courtesy USRowing

Lt. Edward King

  • Service: Navy
  • Event: Rowing, lightweight men’s four    
  • When to watch: Aug. 6-13
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Naval Academy grad and former Navy officer Peter Lombard is competing for Team Guam in the mountain bike event.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Guam Cycling Federation

Peter Lombard

  • Service: Navy veteran
  • Sport: Mountain bike (competing for Guam)
  • When to watch: Aug. 20-21

Jon R. Anderson covers all that’s fun, fascinating, and formidable about military life, from off-duty travel and entertainment to family and fitness. Jon  can be reached at jona@militarytimes.com.

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