en-us Copyright 2014, SaxoTech Online Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:29:29 -0400 15 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 Couple channel grief into retreat for veterans 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 Mission Family: Protect your job while being a caregiver 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 Kevlar for the Mind: Simple steps to help TBI recovery 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 Vets, teens transplant corals in Florida Keys 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 Former Apache pilot heads Redskins special teams 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 Military Muscle: 5 drills for a stronger back 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 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 Olympian credits surviving ATV accident to training with Marine vet 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 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 MARSOC uses applicants' feedback to redesign workout prep program MARSOC fitness tips: don't skimp on the swimming and carry a 50-pound pack everywhere. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:00:00 -0400 620,000 trees to honor fallen Civil War soldiers 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 Mission Family: Meeting loved ones at airport gate 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 Army Lt. Brandon Purdeu to run Badwater 135-mile ultramarathon on July 21 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 1st sgt. gets shot at TV fame on hunting reality show 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 7 new & upcoming book titles 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 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 Marine beer maker recreates authentic Tun Tavern ale Almost 239 years old, and still hoppy and refreshing. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:09:00 -0400 Military Muscle: 5 exercises using your gym's 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 Motorcycle dream rides: Find one near you 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 Military biker clubs: brotherhood & mentorship 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 PT365 Run Plans: Come train with us 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 Army football breaks (arena) losing streak The streak is over. Well, one of them. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:01:00 -0400 Invictus Games: Ready to inspire the world 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 Kevlar for the Mind: War's trauma may lead to improved quality of life 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 Tricare Help: 13 years later: Still eligible for Tricare? 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 War-fighter's paradox: Sebastian Junger on why combat vets hate war - but miss being in it 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 North Korea calls new U.S. movie an 'act of war' 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 Looking for a fall race? Check out these with military ties 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 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 Dog washes to benefit wounded troops Looking for something to do this weekend with your canine companion? Take a bath. Or at least, take your dog for a soaping and help an injured service member to boot. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:36:00 -0400 Defense cuts crimping air shows and other community events Everyone in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is still buzzing about the Navy Blue Angels' performance at the big air show June 1. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:02:00 -0400 Front-runner calls for Afghan vote count to stop The front-runner in Afghanistan's runoff presidential election has called for vote counting to stop over fraud claims. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:55:00 -0400 Troops to compete at joint pistol championships next week Shooters from across the services will compete in the 55th Annual Interservice Pistol Championships June 15-20 at Fort Benning, Georgia. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:25:00 -0400 Sailing through history: Tall ship Adventuress lives up to its name If standing under the taut sail of a tall ship at sea isn't already on your bucket list, you should seriously consider adding it. It's a rush like no other. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:35:00 -0400 Spice up your next getaway on a classic ship cruise From World War II PT boats to tall-masted sleep-aboard vessels from the Age of Sail, historic ships aren't just relegated to dusty textbooks. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:28:00 -0400 Kevlar for the Mind: Perfect family vacation need not be expensive There's no mistaking that summer is upon us. The grass is morphing from brown to green, the temperature is rising almost as fast as gasoline prices, and homes are filling up with children who have few, if any, identifiable plans for the next three months. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:25:00 -0400 Mission Family: Gay couples, supporters celebrate military life in open A few years ago, gay military couples lived isolated lives in the shadows, afraid that if they were honest about their relationships, military careers would end - and many did in the 'don't ask, don't tell' era. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:30:00 -0400 Fillet knife face-off: How 4 electric models compared You stare into the sink, filled two-thirds with fish, and wonder, 'What was I thinking?' Wed, 04 Jun 2014 11:31:00 -0400 Study: Military cities among the healthiest in U.S. Big military towns are among some of the fittest in U.S., according to a new report from the workout wonks at the American College of Sports Medicine. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 11:11:00 -0400 Marine-turned-actor puts missed chances in past and savors success For a while, Adam Driver felt like he was doomed to a life of missed opportunities. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:36:00 -0400 Veterans were major 'force' in Star Wars universe Former Marine Adam Driver may be the most recent veteran to join the cast and crew of the 'Stars Wars' universe, but he's certainly not the first. In fact, it turns out the Force is strong in veterans. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:14:00 -0400 'Enlisted' skipper rallies support in last-ditch effort to save scuttled show The captain of Fox's scuttled military comedy 'Enlisted' is hoping the show's final four episodes - set to being airing June 1 - might just pack enough funny firepower to save his sinking ship. Fri, 30 May 2014 13:41:00 -0400 Go big: More max-cushion shoes are hitting the market - are they right for you? Thu, 29 May 2014 13:02:00 -0400 Kevlar for the Mind: Bridging the gaps in 'cultural competency' The concept of cultural competency - the therapist's ability to understand, acknowledge, and appreciate the differences each person brings to therapy and how it influences the therapeutic process - is an oft-discussed topic among mental health professiona Thu, 29 May 2014 13:00:00 -0400 Hollywood reconsiders its portrayal of veterans When the Got Your 6 initiative was launched two years ago to enlist Hollywood in the effort to help military veterans, it focused on benchmarks in crucial areas including jobs, housing and education. Thu, 29 May 2014 08:51:00 -0400 Fan campaign to Fox: Give 'Enlisted' a second chance Fox may have cancelled 'Enlisted,' but one fan is launching a campaign to get the network to bring the show back. Fri, 23 May 2014 15:01:00 -0400 Military Muscle: All you need is an Olympic bar and a single plate Fri, 23 May 2014 11:08:00 -0400 Mission Family: Spouses require more than good wishes It's been 30 years since President Reagan announced the first Military Spouse Appreciation Day - May 23, 1984. Since then, that day has been designated as the Friday before Mother's Day. Wed, 21 May 2014 16:31:00 -0400 Marine Corps resurrects $2.6 million Semper Fi Bowl Marine Corps officials will reinstate funding for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, a high-profile recruiting event that brings together dozens of high school football players from across the country each year. Sun, 18 May 2014 09:59:00 -0400 Godzilla, a monster miscue 'History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of maaa-aann ' Sun, 18 May 2014 09:42:00 -0400 Tell us: Are you training for your first marathon or half-marathon? Are you training for a half- or full marathon this fall? If you're training for a first 5K, or just trying to get back to the start line after time away, we want to hear from you, too. Fri, 16 May 2014 11:57:00 -0400 Iconic 'Devil Dog' R. Lee Ermey hosts new military working dog reality show Long before his iconic role in 'Full Metal Jacket,' R. Lee Ermey was just another farm kid in Kansas doing chores with his dog. Sun, 18 May 2014 09:18:00 -0400 Depression may contribute to many physical illnesses Depression is an insidious and often disabling condition that affects potentially millions of veterans. Wed, 14 May 2014 10:40:00 -0400 PT365: What docs are doing to help troops get some shut-eye Having trouble sleeping? You're not alone. A 2013 study of 726 soldiers found that more than half had moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea and one in four suffered from insomnia. Mon, 12 May 2014 15:59:00 -0400 You know you're a military mom if ... Whether you're a mom in the military, a spouse who's a mom, or the mom of a service member, you know the heartache of deployments and separations, and the effects of the upheaval of military moves. Sun, 11 May 2014 15:17:00 -0400 Tips on giving the perfect Mother's Day gift Chief Yeoman Tafaoga 'Tafa' Collins remembers when her four children decorated her Coast Guard office for Mother's Day. 'When I went in Monday, I was very, very surprised,' she said. Fri, 09 May 2014 14:50:00 -0400 Fox confirms it canceled 'Enlisted' Fox comedy 'Enlisted' got an early discharge when the network announced recently it was axing the military sitcom even before the show's last four episodes have run. Fri, 09 May 2014 15:06:00 -0400 Easy mind-body workout: Master sgt.'s TaijiFit classes are a workday variant of tai chi Exercise is an integral part of serving on active duty. But after leaving service, making time for exercise can get tougher. Thu, 08 May 2014 11:44:00 -0400 Military Muscle: Amp your golf game with these 5 injury prevention exercises Now that winter is behind us, your longing gaze is turning to those fairways on your base. But before you put a club in your hands, you can do a few things to ensure you enjoy the next five to six months on the links. Thu, 08 May 2014 11:39:00 -0400