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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 5 yoga poses to complement your runs http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2014/07/21/pt365-run-plans-5-yoga-poses-to-complement-your-runs/ Whether you're tying on running shoes for one of the first times or training for a longer race, runners of all levels can benefit from incorporating yoga into a workout routine. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:59:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140722/BLOGS/307220056 MARSOC uses applicants' feedback to redesign workout prep program http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140721/NEWS/307210016 MARSOC fitness tips: don't skimp on the swimming and carry a 50-pound pack everywhere. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:09:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140721/NEWS/307210016 620,000 trees to honor fallen Civil War soldiers http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140718/NEWS/307180063 Visitors along the scenic byway between Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Charlottesville, Virginia, will begin to notice clusters of trees lining the route. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:20:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140718/NEWS/307180063 Mission Family: Meeting loved ones at airport gate http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140717/OFFDUTY/307170066 A decade after the Transportation Security Administration adopted a policy allowing airlines to issue gate passes to family members of troops arriving or departing for deployment, it's not always a clear-cut or easy process. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:08:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140717/OFFDUTY/307170066 Army Lt. Brandon Purdeu to run Badwater 135-mile ultramarathon on July 21 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140717/BLOGS/307170062 On Monday, 27-year old Army Lt. Brandon Purdeu will start the Badwater Ultramarathon, which has a new route this year. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:04:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140717/BLOGS/307170062 1st sgt. gets shot at TV fame on hunting reality show http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140717/OFFDUTY02/307170061 If you're a fan of hunting shows, maybe you've imagined what it would be like to host one. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:16:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140717/OFFDUTY02/307170061 7 new & upcoming book titles http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140716/OFFDUTY/307160058 From a novel and a book of poetry to memoirs and nonfiction narratives, your guide to works that take you from Bala Murghab to the Moon and aboard Marine One: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:47:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140716/OFFDUTY/307160058 Military Muscle: The best plyometric drills - and something extra for the finish http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2014/07/14/military-muscle-the-best-plyometric-drills-and-something-extra-for-the-finish/ For a great example of explosive power, watch some isolation video of the Houston Texans' star defensive end J. J. Watt. A YouTube video shows him performing a perfect plyometrics box jump, exploding his 6-foot, 5-inch, 290-pound frame to the top of a dresser bureau just short of five feet high. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:31:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140714/OFFDUTY03/307140042 Marine beer maker recreates authentic Tun Tavern ale http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140711/NEWS/307110058 Almost 239 years old, and still hoppy and refreshing. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:09:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140711/NEWS/307110058 Military Muscle: 5 exercises using your gym's Viper Rope Trainer http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2014/07/09/military-muscle-5-exercises-using-your-gyms-viper-rope-trainer/ In 2006, Marius Popescu, an engineer and elite-level Judo athlete, used his garage to develop the first functional prototype of his rope trainer. Eight years later, these rope trainers are produced in three versions and used in fitness centers across the country. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:28:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140709/BLOGS/307090046 Motorcycle dream rides: Find one near you http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140708/OFFDUTY/307080062 Motorcycles and the open road go together like summertime and four-day passes - or better yet, block leave. Put them together and you've got a dream road trip begging for you to tank up and get going. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:28:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140708/OFFDUTY/307080062 Military biker clubs: brotherhood & mentorship http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140708/OFFDUTY/307080061 Back in the late 1990s, Adam F. Buehler figured there had to be an alternative to the off-base biker clubs - some questionable - for military riders to gather for road trips, share tips and provide a voice to help local commanders shape regs for the road. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:53:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140708/OFFDUTY/307080061 PT365 Run Plans: Come train with us http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140702/OFFDUTY03/307020075 Want to change up your running routine? Need to kick up your PT a notch? Check out our complete PT365 Run Plans - 5K, half-marathon and marathon - from Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. (Dr.) Mark Cucuzzella. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:29:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140702/OFFDUTY03/307020075 Army football breaks (arena) losing streak http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140701/NEWS/307010063 The streak is over. Well, one of them. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:01:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140701/NEWS/307010063 Invictus Games: Ready to inspire the world http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140701/OFFDUTY/307010068 In my 21/2 years as British ambassador to the United States, I have frequently had the honor of hosting British and American wounded warriors - both serving and veteran - at my home. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:42:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140701/OFFDUTY/307010068 Kevlar for the Mind: War's trauma may lead to improved quality of life http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140627/BENEFITS/306270082 You've likely heard the adages, 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger,' and, 'Every cloud has a silver lining.' Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:45:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140627/BENEFITS/306270082 Tricare Help: 13 years later: Still eligible for Tricare? http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140627/BENEFITS06/306270081 Q. I am the widow of a Marine who retired from the Corps in 1999. In September 2000, our daughter was born. Six days later, my husband died. At the time, I had a job that offered health care insurance and we had no need of military services. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:37:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140627/BENEFITS06/306270081 War-fighter's paradox: Sebastian Junger on why combat vets hate war - but miss being in it http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140626/OFFDUTY02/306260042 When Army paratrooper Sgt. Brendan O'Byrne returned from a tortured year of combat in Afghanistan's deadly Korengal Valley, he looked into the lens of a video camera and wondered out loud whether God hated him for what he had done there. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 09:18:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140626/OFFDUTY02/306260042 North Korea calls new U.S. movie an 'act of war' http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140625/NEWS/306250059 North Korea is warning that the release of a new American comedy about a plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un would be an 'act of war.' Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:52:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140625/NEWS/306250059 Looking for a fall race? Check out these with military ties http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140624/BLOGS/306240067 We'll be kicking off PT365 Run Plan training in July for the 5K and marathon plans and in August for the half-marathon (but we'll count 10-milers, too). Are you still trying to pick a race? Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:56:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140624/BLOGS/306240067 PT365 Run Plans: Elements of efficient running, part 2 http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2014/06/20/pt365-run-plans-elements-of-efficient-running-part-2/ Consider this your primer on the Run Plans: a little bit of background to understand the methodology behind the charts. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:09:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140620/BLOGS/306200052