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  1. Retired Army Sgt. Joe Kashnow is featured in the documentary 'Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor.' Courtesy of Comedy Warriors

    Iraq vet finds the funny in his injury

    When military doctors told Army cavalry scout Sgt. Joe Kashnow they were going to cut off his leg after a roadside blast in Iraq, he wanted them to promise one thing.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Mission Family: Résumé tool helps spouses highlight experience

    With the military's heavy moving season upon us, the thoughts of many spouses often turn to résumé writing.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
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    Tricare Help: It will cover some co-pays for other insurance

    Q. I'm a retiree who is eligible for Tricare but has other health insurance, to which Tricare acts as second payer.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
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  2. Kimberly Perry, of the musical group The Band Perry, left, and Kelly A. Gregg, of the U.S. Army, perform at ACM Presents an All-Star Salute to the Troops on Monday, April 7, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

    Country stars share the love at ACM troops salute

    The Academy of Country Music put on one last show Monday night before ending the week that '

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  3. Former Army Cpl. Chad Pfeifer lost his left leg above the knee in 2007 when a roadside bomb exploded during a patrol in Iraq. Benjamin Margiott/azcentral Sports)

    Iraq War amputee, now a club pro, set to play in celebrity golf tourney

    When Chad Pfeifer lost his left leg during his deployment with the Army in Iraq, he thought his days as a competitor were done.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  4. Marine Maj. Misty Posey demonstrates pullups. Courtesy of Maj. Misty Posey

    Four women's training tips to conquer pullups

    It's the cliché everyone hates to hear when they're convinced they can't: 'If I can do it, you can, too.' Whatever. We want to cling to our excuses.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  5. Marine Maj. Misty Posey demonstrates pullups. Courtesy of Maj. Misty Posey

    How these women are acing pullups — practical advice for anyone

    Among the basic bodyweight exercises, few garner more fear and loathing than standing below the dreaded pullup bar.

    • Apr. 3, 2014
  6. Kevlar for the Mind: 'Disorder' is proper label for post-traumatic stress

    In the brewing battle over the issue of changing the term 'post-traumatic stress disorder' to simply 'post-traumatic stress,' the opposing forces are powerful and convincing in their own rights.

    • Apr. 2, 2014
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    10 new books for the military mindset

    Spring reading on your agenda? Here's Military Times' guide to some nonfiction (and a book of short stories) that takes you from Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam to Georgia, Nevada and beyond — with stops in Annapolis and at West Point.

    • Apr. 1, 2014
  7. Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Chris Monhoff scans a southern Georgia peanut field for feral hogs. Ken Perrotte

    Stalking hogs: Army vets take tactical solutions to pesky porkers

    Thick Georgia mud, courtesy of heavy rains earlier in the day, squishes and slurps against our boots as we move single-file through the night.

    • Mar. 29, 2014
  8. Six installations will implement 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week fitness center access this and next month as part of an Air Force Services Transformation Initiative test concept. (Air Force)

    24-hour gyms for every AF base, other services take a wait-and-see approach

    Taking a page from fitness centers downrange where most gyms are always open, within the next year the Air Force will convert at least one fitness center at every base into a 24-hour facility.

    • Mar. 26, 2014
  9. Marine. Lt. Col. Bill Conner completes the Antarctica Marathon

    A year's delay, an early-race pulled muscle and a lot of mud didn't stop a boots-and-utilities-clad Lt. Col. Bill Conner from finally finishing the Antarctica Marathon earlier this month.

    • Mar. 25, 2014
  10. Watermelon Salad Lisovskaya / Getty Images/iStockphoto

    Diet face-off: How 7 nutrition trends stack up

    The experts may never agree on the 'perfect' diet for weight maintenance, proper nutrition and optimal health, although some menus are better than others.

    • Mar. 25, 2014
  11. The creators of 'Enlisted' have demonstrated a sincere effort to normalize America's view of troops. Fox

    EDITORIAL: Army Times calls on Fox to give 'Enlisted' better time slot

    The Fox network's new military comedy, 'Enlisted,' appears to have hit its stride, but stagnant ratings after the show's disappointing pilot episode threaten to torpedo its chances of being picked up for a second season.

    • Mar. 21, 2014
  12. Best Warrior: Reserve soldiers competing at Fort Knox

    Reserve soldiers from several units are competing at Fort Knox in the 80th Training Command annual Best Warrior Competition.

    • Mar. 18, 2014
  13. Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, the commanding general of Installation Management Command, received his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on March 8. Preston Smith

    3-star Army general earns his black belt

    The general officer who shepherded the creation of the Army combatives program has earned his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and he credits the service with introducing him to a discipline that grows leaders and builds confidence and competence.

    • Mar. 17, 2014
  14.  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
  15. Sgt. Maj. Ruby Murray's classes are noisy and sweaty, and people laugh, says an officer who takes part. Courtesy Sgt. Maj. Ruby Murray

    This sgt. maj. will make you sweat

    Sgt. Maj. Ruby Murray, the fitness guru of Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, is no snarling drill sergeant. Upbeat, positive and entirely nonjudgmental, she pushes soldiers physically while getting them to what she calls their 'happy place.'

    • Mar. 13, 2014
  16. A scene from FOX's 'Enlisted,' which has seen an uptick in ratings since a rough debut in January. Greg Gayne/FOX

    Will FOX's military comedy 'Enlisted' become casualty of ratings?

    Despite early reports declaring 'Enlisted' dead on arrival, the new FOX comedy series is fighting on with a surge of support from military and DVR watchers.

    • Mar. 13, 2014
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    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
  17. U.S. bobsledders Capt. Chris Fogt and Army veteran Steven Holcomb can look ahead to the next winter Olympics, but the Army's Olympic training program could be sidelined. Airman Taylor Queen / Air Force

    Army's Olympians hope there's a next time

    As the fanfare of the 2014 Winter Games fades into memory, the squad of soldier-athletes and military coaches who competed for Team USA will spend the next few weeks on tour, visiting the White House to see President Obama, meeting top brass at the Pentag

    • Mar. 2, 2014
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    Mission Family: Move your career along with Military OneSource tool

    Peak moving season is approaching. If you know you'll soon be searching for a new job, starting a career, changing careers — or are thinking about those possibilities — check out the Military OneSource Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program.

    • Feb. 28, 2014
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