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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. John Kousaie maneuvers a curve on his motorcycle during an Advanced Cornering Clinic at Camp Upshur aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. The Marine Corps' Safety Division is developing a new class for novice riders that will emphasize maneuvering to avoid accidents. Lance Cpl. Samuel Ellis / Marine Corps

    Corps develops motorcycle training course for new riders

    The Marine Corps is working to develop a new motorcycle safety training course that would target inexperienced riders.

    • Oct. 20, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  5. 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
  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. 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
  8. 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
  9. Navy quarterback Tago Smith is stopped by VMI on Oct. 11 in Annapolis, Md. Paul W. Gillespie / AP

    Navy ends losing streak, beats VMI 51-14

    After three losses in a row, Navy was ready to accept any sort of win headed into a bye week.

    • Oct. 12, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Air Force Falcons quarterback Kales Pearson (2) celebrates after the game against the Navy Midshipmen at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Falcons won 30-21. Chris Humphreys / USA Today Sports

    Falcons QB Pearson throws 3 TD passes as Air Force beats Navy, 30-21

    Kale Pearson has Air Force halfway to the White House by taking it to the house three times.

    • Oct. 5, 2014
  17. '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
  18. 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
  19. Former Marine Joe Teti, shown in Sri Lanka filming an episode of the Discovery Channel's popular 'Dual Survival' show, has been stripped of his membership in the Special Forces Association. Discovery Channel

    'Dual Survival' star stripped of SF Association membership

    Discovery Channel's 'Dual Survival' reality star Joseph Teti, a former Army and Marine Corps special operator, has been disavowed by the Special Forces Association and stripped of his membership with the group.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  20. Jay Leno during a visit to Israel in May. Sebastian Scheiner / AP

    Interview: Leno on USO, entertaining troops and his 'tank car'

    It would be tough to script a better opening line for a story from Jay Leno:

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  21. Michelle Monaghan's character faces estrangement from her young son after multiple deployments in 'Fort Bliss.' Entertainment One Films

    For single moms in uniform, 'Fort Bliss' movie shows costs and rewards

    Army Master Sgt. Kerensa Crum wasn't expecting much when she walked into an early screening of 'Fort Bliss,' a new movie about the struggles of a single mom in the military.

    • Sep. 22, 2014
  22. Jets do a flyover at Soldier Field before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills on Sept. 7 in Chicago. Nam Y. Huh / AP

    Abuse scandals prompt Hagel to examine military's links to NFL

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is taking a close look at the military's ties to the National Football League amid a spate of domestic violence scandals involving high-profile athletes.

    • Sep. 19, 2014

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