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  1. Steven Henry crosses the finish line of the Marine Corps 17.75K. Marine Corps Marathon

    Former Army runner wins Marine Corps 17.75K

    It was a stimulating run through the twists and turns of Prince William Forest Park on Saturday for the 1,749 finishers in the Marine Corps 17.75K held in Prince William County, Va. Former Army runner Steven Henry of Odenton, Md., met the challenge while winning the Marine Corps-themed, 11.03-mile event in 1:04:25.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  2.  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
  3. 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
  4. The team from the United States USA-1 start their first run during the men's four-man bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Saturday in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Army Capt. Chris Fogt is the brakeman for the U.S. team. Natacha Pisarenko/The Associated Press

    USA-1 sled in 4th after first two runs

    Steve Holcomb hit the wall on turn 5 in his second run Saturday night, enough of a driving mistake to drop the defending gold medalist and his team to fourth in Olympic four-man bobsled after the first two runs at Sanki Sliding Center.

    • Feb. 22, 2014
  5. The team from the United States USA-1 start their first run during the men's four-man bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Saturday in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Army Capt. Chris Fogt is the brakeman for the U.S. team. Natacha Pisarenko/The Associated Press

    Army's U.S. bobsled brakeman has a complex role

    Watching a four-man bobsled lurch to life gives novice viewers the impression that it's simply a matter of run, push, jump and hunker down for an 85-mph ride.

    • Feb. 22, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Army Sgt. Nick Cunningham pilots a training run at the Sanki Sliding Center on Day 7 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Alex Livesey/Getty Images

    Army bobsledders clock practice runs — races start Sunday

    The U.S. men's bobsled team is taking an advanced class on the Winter Olympics course at the Sanki Sliding Center — two minutes at a time.

    • Feb. 14, 2014
  9. The doubles team of Matthew Mortensen and Preston Griffall of the United States brake in the finish area during the men's doubles luge training session at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) Natacha Pisarenko / AP

    Olympic luger, Army Sgt. Matt Mortensen boosts with weighted pullups

    With speeds topping more than 90 mph, luge is one of the most dangerous Olympic sports.

    • Feb. 11, 2014
  10. From front to back, Steve Holcomb, Curt Tomasevicz, Steve Langton, and Army Capt. Chris Fogt climb in to their sled during the United States four-man bobsled team trials in 2013. Holcomb and Vogt are two of the athletes competing in Sochi who have military ties. Rick Bowmer/AP

    Meet your military Olympians

    When Team USA arrives in Sochi in the coming days, it will be the largest contingent any nation has ever deployed to the Olympic Winter Games. Make no mistake, the Americans are invading.

    • Feb. 4, 2014
  11. The U.S.'s Steven Holcomb, Curtis Tomasevicz, Steven Langton and Christopher Fogt celebrate after the final competition race in the four-man bobsled World Cup competition in Germany on Jan. 26. CHRISTOF STACHE/ / AFP/Getty Images

    Night Train rides again: Army's bobsled legacy continues at the Winter Olympics

    Some might say don't mess with success, but don't tell that to Olympic bobsledding champion and Army veteran Steven Holcomb.

    • Feb. 3, 2014
  12. Soldier-athletes bound for Russia keep wary eye on threats

    Military athletes and coaches are heading to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, with a mixed sense of excitement and trepidation.

    • Feb. 3, 2014
  13. U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsled coach Sgt. Bill Tavares (right) and Army National Guard Outstanding Athlete Program Sgt. Mike Kohn peruse a timing chart between runs at Park City, Utah. Tim Hipps/Army

    3 Olympic teams have soldiers on their coaching squads

    When Team USA's lugers get set to begin their high-speed quests for gold, pay close attention to who's whispering in their ear. Chances are it will be Staff Sgt. William Tavares, one of three soldiers now working full time as Olympic coaches.

    • Feb. 3, 2014
  14. Genghis Khan never had it so good. Yurt camping at Treebones Resort in Big Sur, Calif., has come a long way since the Mongol invasions. At right is an interior view of one of the resort's yurts. Courtesy of Treebones Resort

    Yurts take camping to the next level

    They were the go-to field tent for Genghis Khan's fabled cavalry as the Mongol hordes conquered Eurasia.

    • Jan. 15, 2014
  15. The Washington Redskins honored Navajo Code Talkers for their service during Monday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers as part of Washington's annual military appreciation game. Washington Redskins

    Code Talker says Redskins name not derogatory

    A leader of the Navajo Code Talkers who appeared at a Washington Redskins home football game said Wednesday the team name is a symbol of loyalty and courage — not a slur as asserted by critics who want it changed.

    • Nov. 27, 2013
  16. The Washington Redskins honored Navajo Code Talkers for their service during Monday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers as part of Washington's annual military appreciation game. Washington Redskins

    Redskins criticized over Code Talkers appearance

    Washington's pro football team honored the Navajo Code Talkers of World II fame during a time out of its 'Monday Night Football' game. The team said it was part of the NFL's Salute to Service month as well as to Native American Heritage month.

    • Nov. 26, 2013
  17. Mets to wear camouflage jerseys for 5 home games

    The Mets will wear camouflage jerseys for five home games next year as part of a 'Military Monday' event that will include free tickets for U.S. servicemen and servicewomen.

    • Nov. 11, 2013
  18. Maj. Kim 'Rooster' Rossiter has completed 57 races, including last month's Marine Corps Marathon, with his 9-year-old daughter Ainsley, who suffers from a rare genetic nerve disorder.

    Running for her life: Marine Corps family brings joy to terminally ill daughter

    Maj. Kim 'Rooster' Rossiter doesn't let his daughter's genetic nerve disorder keep her on the sidelines.

    • Nov. 10, 2013
  19. Girma Bedada, 33, a member of the national Ethiopian running team, holds his trophy high Sunday after winning the Marine Corps Marathon in 2:21:32. Marina Cracchiolo / Medill

    Ethiopian native takes top spot at Marine Corps Marathon

    While what was billed as the world's largest American flag waved before the opening ceremony of the 38th Annual Marine Corps Marathon Sunday, it was an Ethiopian native who took the top spot before a crowd of about 30,000.

    • Oct. 27, 2013
  20. Cynthia, 29, and Murdock Smith, 32, attend the Marine Corps Marathon health and wellness expo at the D.C. Armory. The couple, eye witnesses to the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing, are running the 38th Marine Corps Marathon. Misra Tanvi / Medill

    Boston bombing witnesses run Marine Corps Marathon

    On April 15, Cynthia Smith and her husband grabbed some post-lunch coffee and headed to a spot in front of the Lord and Taylor department store to watch the runners cross the finish line in the Boston Marathon.

    • Oct. 27, 2013
  21. All runners in this year's Marine Corps Marathon will have to put their belongings in clear plastic bags. Spectators will also be subjected to bag checks and all hydration packs will be banned from the race as part of new security measures taken after the Boston Marathon bombing. Courtesy of the Marine Corps Marathon

    Marine Corps Marathon ramps up security after Boston bombing

    Six months after the Boston Marathon bombing left three people dead and more than 260 injured, organizers of the Marine Corps Marathon are applying the lessons learned from that horrific incident to their own event.

    • Oct. 22, 2013
  22. Runners with the 37th Marine Corps Marathon begin the 'People's Marathon' in Arlington, Va., Oct. 28. This year's race may be canceled if the government shutdown doesn't end by the end of the week because much of the marathon takes place on federal property, race organizers announced Tuesday. Staff Sgt. Mark Fayloga / Marine Corps

    Shutdown may force Marine Corps to cancel D.C. marathon

    The Marine Corps Marathon will be canceled if the government shutdown is not resolved this week, race officials announced in a news release Tuesday.

    • Oct. 15, 2013
  23. Duke Blue Devils linebacker Deion Williams (48) pressures Navy Midshipmen quarterback Keenan Reynolds (19) as he reaches for extra yards in their game at Wallace Wade Stadium. Mark Dolejs / USA Today

    Navy stumbles to 35-7 loss to Duke

    Navy coach Ken Niumatololo didn't even try to sugarcoat this one.

    • Oct. 13, 2013
  24. Midshipmen Eric Graham and Josh Tate will face court-martial in an alleged 2012 off-campus sexual assault. A third midshipman who went through Article 32 proceedings alongside Graham and Tate will not. Navy

    Two mids to face court-martial in academy rape case

    Two of the three former Naval Academy football players initially charged with sexually assaulting a female midshipmen at an off-campus party in 2012 will face a general court-martial, the school said today in a news release.

    • Oct. 10, 2013
  25. Army offensive linesman Zach Reichert (75) and the other Black Knights stand at attention during the playing of the academy's school song after their game against Louisiana Tech in Dallas on Sept. 28. Army won 35-16. Tony Gutierrez / AP

    Military academy sports to go on despite shutdown

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has decided that football games and other sports will go on at the military service academies this weekend, and continue through the end of the month, despite the government shutdown.

    • Oct. 10, 2013
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