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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:58:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141017/OFFDUTY02/310170035 Troops and vets get star treatment at premiere of 'Fury' http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141017/OFFDUTY02/310170051 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. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:58:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141017/OFFDUTY02/310170051 Eating disorders fairly rare among troops, study finds http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141016/OFFDUTY03/310270019 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. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:34:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141016/OFFDUTY03/310270019 CrossFit vs. unit PT | Troops will do the training plans in what's likely the biggest CrossFit study ever http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2014/10/16/crossfit-vs-unit-pt-troops-will-do-the-training-plans-in-whats-likely-the-biggest-crossfit-study-ever/ Which is better at building at hard bodies: CrossFit or standard Army physical training? Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:03:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141016/OFFDUTY03/310160057 Marine's Iraq story collection in finals for National Book Award http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141015/OFFDUTY02/310150066 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. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:37:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141015/OFFDUTY02/310150066 Vet takes WWII tank combat to the big screen in 'Fury' http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141014/OFFDUTY02/310140040 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. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:54:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141014/OFFDUTY02/310140040 4 new portable stove/grills for camping and tailgating http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141014/OFFDUTY04/310140052 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. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:31:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141014/OFFDUTY04/310140052 Navy ends losing streak, beats VMI 51-14 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141012/OFFDUTY04/310120017 After three losses in a row, Navy was ready to accept any sort of win headed into a bye week. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 11:01:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141012/OFFDUTY04/310120017 12 products called out in fight against workout stimulants http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2014/10/09/12-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. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:13:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141009/TMP/310090072 Beer and brats on captain's fantasy tailgating tour http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141009/OFFDUTY04/310090047 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.' Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:35:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141009/OFFDUTY04/310090047 Linkin Park bonds with military, vets http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141008/OFFDUTY02/310080051 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 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:14:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141008/OFFDUTY02/310080051 Wounded warrior wins first-ever Men's Health 'Ultimate Guy' contest http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141007/NEWS/310070075 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. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:50:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141007/NEWS/310070075 New books for military readers http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141007/OFFDUTY/310070057 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: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:55:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141007/OFFDUTY/310070057 Soldier goes with grenade-style toss for 1st pitch at Nats-Giants game http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141006/OFFDUTY04/310060031 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. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:53:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141006/OFFDUTY04/310060031 Elmo shares smiles with 500,000 military family members http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141006/NEWS/310060027 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. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:43:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141006/NEWS/310060027 Falcons QB Pearson throws 3 TD passes as Air Force beats Navy, 30-21 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141005/OFFDUTY04/310050017 Kale Pearson has Air Force halfway to the White House by taking it to the house three times. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:09:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141005/OFFDUTY04/310050017 'American Sniper' trailer drops ahead of Christmas release http://blogs.militarytimes.com/scoopdeck/2014/10/03/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. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 12:22:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141003/TMP/310030057 Kyle Carpenter plans to skydive to the start of the Marine Corps Marathon http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141001/NEWS/310010079 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. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:24:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141001/NEWS/310010079 'Dual Survival' star stripped of SF Association membership http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141001/OFFDUTY02/310010083 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. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:59:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141001/OFFDUTY02/310010083 Interview: Leno on USO, entertaining troops and his 'tank car' http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/OFFDUTY02/309290048 It would be tough to script a better opening line for a story from Jay Leno: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:14:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/OFFDUTY02/309290048 For single moms in uniform, 'Fort Bliss' movie shows costs and rewards http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140922/OFFDUTY02/309190079 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. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:41:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140922/OFFDUTY02/309190079 Abuse scandals prompt Hagel to examine military's links to NFL http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140919/NEWS05/309190077 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. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:44:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140919/NEWS05/309190077 Bigger, better, cheaper Wi-Fi coming soon to barracks, dorms http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140919/BENEFITS07/309190067 A new Wi-Fi service is being rolled out over the next year in barracks and dormitories for soldiers, airmen and Marines. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:04:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140919/BENEFITS07/309190067 'Golem Arcana': Tabletop tactics meet massively multiplayer action http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140918/OFFDUTY02/309180077 Jordan Weisman is frustrated with a monster he helped create. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:12:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140918/OFFDUTY02/309180077 Marine sergeant and friends bag record-setting alligator http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140918/OFFDUTY04/309180045 The next time Sgt. Jesse Phillips has to train in the swamp, he'll be all too familiar with the type of beasts that might be slithering around his boots. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:30:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140918/OFFDUTY04/309180045 Former POW Jessica Lynch starring in Christian film http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140916/OFFDUTY02/309160074 Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch is enjoying her latest role, starring in a Christian movie currently in production. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:47:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140916/OFFDUTY02/309160074 A gym & a prayer: Marine vet's CrossFit business draws on personal ties http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140916/JOBS05/309160052 Pete Doan tried the working man's life after leaving the Marine Corps in 2010. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:01:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140916/JOBS05/309160052 Smith leads Navy past Texas State 35-21 in first career start http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140914/OFFDUTY04/309140023 Playing without the leader of its offense put a scare in Navy, but Tago Smith quickly put those fears to rest with a stellar outing in his first career start. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:59:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140914/OFFDUTY04/309140023 'The Hornet's Nest' emphasizes humanity, nobility of war http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140913/NEWS/309130040 Wildly jerky and almost nauseating hand-held camera shots hit the viewer in the early minutes of the film, producing a gut-tensing feeling of running in the middle of a firefight in Afghanistan. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:54:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140913/NEWS/309130040 'American War Generals' a sobering reflection on U.S. failures in Iraq http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140911/OFFDUTY02/309110065 As the U.S. escalates its campaign against jihadists in Iraq and Syria, a new documentary offers a cautionary tale about putting too much faith in technology and forgetting hard-fought lessons from the past. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:11:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140911/OFFDUTY02/309110065 Are your kids' toys 'Military Brat Approved'? http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140911/OFFDUTY02/309110071 Military kids have spoken: Thomas the Tank Engine Avalanche Escape Set and about 150 other toys have earned the unofficial 'Military Brat Approved' label. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:07:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140911/OFFDUTY02/309110071 Military Muscle: Weight vest workouts, options http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2014/09/08/military-muscle-2-weight-vest-workout-options-plus-tips-for-choosing-a-vest/ Weighted vests are an easy and fairly inexpensive way to turn any workout into a real gasser. The rule of thumb is that wearing a vest that equals 10 percent of your body weight results in an additional 8 percent caloric burn in most workouts. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:33:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140908/BLOGS/309080033 Play your way to a better PT test: 10 sports to help raise your score http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2014/09/02/play-your-way-to-a-better-pt-test-10-sports-to-help-raise-your-score/ Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:42:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140908/OFFDUTY03/309080022 Poolee drops 83 pounds to ship out http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140906/NEWS/309060037 Alexander Klopfenstein had 83 problems standing between him and boot camp. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:10:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140906/NEWS/309060037 Air rifle test compares the power, pellet velocity & accuracy of 5 new guns http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140903/OFFDUTY04/309030054 Firearms safety advocates long have discouraged the term 'toy' when talking about air rifles that fire BBs or pellets. While you still can find inexpensive, low-power rifles for kids, the new breeds of powerful pellet guns are anything but child's play. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:18:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140903/OFFDUTY04/309030054 Brew the perfect cup with vets' tips http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140903/OFFDUTY/309030052 Coffee rations were a mainstay for many Civil War troops by the time a young Sgt. William McKinley of Ohio performed his famous coffee service on the battlefield at Antietam in 1862. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:03:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140903/OFFDUTY/309030052 Here are some last-minute Labor Day staycations http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140830/OFFDUTY/308300053 The end of summer draws near - sigh - but it's not over yet! Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:54:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140830/OFFDUTY/308300053 Military ethos vs. Individual honor: The Naval Academy's Heisman conundrum http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140827/OFFDUTY04/308270070 Allow Roger Staubach to, rather unofficially, carry the torch for Keenan Reynolds' 2014 Heisman campaign. From one Navy great to another. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140827/OFFDUTY04/308270070 PT365 Run Plans | 12 anti-chafe products to make your long runs hurt less http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2014/08/20/pt365-run-plans-give-blisters-the-rub-12-anti-chafe-products-to-make-your-long-runs-hurt-a-little-less/ Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:53:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140820/BLOGS/308200052 PT365: Too much salt - and too little - may be bad for you http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2014/08/18/study-too-much-salt-and-too-little-may-be-bad-for-you/ Finally, a study that says it's OK to lick every grain of salt from the rim of your margarita. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:01:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140818/BLOGS/308180024 PT365 Run Plans | Gear roundup: Heart rate monitors http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2014/08/13/pt365-run-plans-gear-roundup-heart-rate-monitors/ Our PT365 Run Plans rely heavily on heart-rate training, which means that to get the most out of them, you'll want to invest in a heart-rate monitor. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:27:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140814/BLOGS/308140052 Mission Family: Spouses helping spouses get ahead http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140813/OFFDUTY/308130052 Over the past few years, increasing attention has been focused on connecting spouses with employers that can provide them opportunities for meaningful, portable careers. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:51:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140813/OFFDUTY/308130052 USA Football planning clinics on military bases http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140811/OFFDUTY04/308110038 The organization that runs youth and amateur football in the United States is teaming up with the American military to make the game safer overseas. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:15:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140811/OFFDUTY04/308110038 Sailor attempts pullups record, ends up in hospital http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140809/OFFDUTY03/308090049 A Washington-based sailor who made an attempt at the Guinness World Record for pullups ended up in the hospital recently, but he said he plans to make another go at it in the near future. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:50:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140809/OFFDUTY03/308090049 Marine vet paddles away 2 tours in Afghanistan http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140807/NEWS/308070051 Two tours in Afghanistan took a toll on Joshua Ploetz. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 07:23:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140807/NEWS/308070051 Retired Navy officer helps run company that targets troops with bad credit http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140806/NEWS/308060061 USA Discounters knows a lot about the military. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:54:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140806/NEWS/308060061 Kevlar for the Mind: Sleeping well without medication - 10 simple tips http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140805/OFFDUTY/308050071 A. A common practice among doctors is to give a pill to a service member suffering from insomnia. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:39:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140805/OFFDUTY/308050071 For a hot vacation, visit a volcano near you http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140805/OFFDUTY/308050069 When Marine Maj. Vince Coglianese was getting ready to leave his assignment in Hawaii, he and his wife, Mary, wanted to take their three boys on a trip they'd remember before packing up and moving to their new duty station in Florida. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:54:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140805/OFFDUTY/308050069 PT365 Run Plans: How can the marathon long run be just 2 to 3 hours? http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140804/BLOGS/308040031 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:03:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140804/BLOGS/308040031 Military spouses move up - while constantly moving http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140802/OFFDUTY/308020046 Denise Hunter began her career with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service in 1987 as a food service worker at an AAFES-owned Baskin-Robbins concession in Katterbach, Germany. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 15:05:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140802/OFFDUTY/308020046 Shadow runs let deployed service members participate in stateside races http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2014/08/01/race-from-afar-shadow-runs-let-deployed-service-members-participate-in-stateside-races/ Shadow runs are as much about connecting troops to those back home as they are about racing in the sandbox. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:34:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140801/BLOGS/308010062 Couple channel grief into retreat for veterans http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140801/NEWS/308010052 Before shipping out for Iraq, Army Sgt. Trevor Blumberg asked his father to do two things if he didn't return: Look after his puppy, Scrappy, and 'take care of my guys.' Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:42:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140801/NEWS/308010052 Mission Family: Protect your job while being a caregiver http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140731/NEWS/307310065 If you're a caregiver for a wounded, ill or injured service member, you should be aware of a growing issue: family responsibility discrimination in the workplace. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:59:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140731/NEWS/307310065 Kevlar for the Mind: Simple steps to help TBI recovery http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140731/NEWS/307310064 One of the so-called 'signature injuries' of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is traumatic brain injury. Most brain injuries are mild and are generally called concussions. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:54:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140731/NEWS/307310064 Vets, teens transplant corals in Florida Keys http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290047 A dozen wounded veterans submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to help transplant corals on a special section of the reef set aside as a remembrance area for fallen American service personnel. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:52:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290047 Former Apache pilot heads Redskins special teams http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280021 After practice on Military Appreciation Day at Washington Redskins training camp, the special teams coordinator made a beeline to the people in uniform near the special VIP tent. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:56:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280021 Military Muscle: 5 drills for a stronger back http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140728/BLOGS/307280033 Here are some exercises that can be worked in both the strengthening phase as well as a treatment phase for people with back pain. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:22:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140728/BLOGS/307280033 Stash and carry: 6 hydration systems to keep you going in the heat http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2014/07/24/stash-and-carry-6-hydration-systems-to-keep-you-going-in-the-heat/ Newsflash: It's hot. Summer's scorching weather may have you longing for last winter's polar vortex, but with the right gear you still can work up a sweat outside without being completely miserable. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:39:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140724/OFFDUTY03/307240071 Olympian credits surviving ATV accident to training with Marine vet http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140722/OFFDUTY03/307220075 Todd Honea discovered his calling, partly out of necessity, while in the Marines: to get fit and help others to do the same. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:28:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140722/OFFDUTY03/307220075