armytimes.com http://www.armytimes.com en-us Copyright 2014, armytimes.com SaxoTech Online Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:37 -0400 15 Pfc. performs on 'America's Got Talent' tonight http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/OFFDUTY02/307230058 Pfc. Paul Ieti's performance in the first round of NBC's 'America's Got Talent' earned a standing ovation and hugs from three of the show's four celebrity judges - a supermodel, a Spice Girl and Howard Stern. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:32:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/OFFDUTY02/307230058 Olympian credits surviving ATV accident to training with Marine vet http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140722/BLOGS/307220056 620,000 trees to honor fallen Civil War soldiers http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140718/NEWS/307180063 Mission Family: Meeting loved ones at airport gate http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140717/OFFDUTY/307170066 Army Lt. Brandon Purdeu to run Badwater 135-mile ultramarathon on July 21 http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140717/BLOGS/307170062 1st sgt. gets shot at TV fame on hunting reality show http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140717/OFFDUTY02/307170061 7 new & upcoming book titles http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140714/OFFDUTY03/307140042 'Hero's Welcome' TV ad nominated for an Emmy award http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140711/NEWS/307110047 The Budweiser ad 'Hero's Welcome,' featuring a surprise homecoming parade for an Army lieutenant, has been nominated for an Emmy award for outstanding television commercial. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 09:34:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140711/NEWS/307110047 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.armytimes.com/article/20140709/BLOGS/307090046 Tim Kennedy back in the UFC cage in September http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140708/OFFDUTY04/307080071 Months after the highest-profile win in Tim Kennedy's career, the sergeant first class will return to the UFC cage in September to face a lesser-known foe - with a four-fight win streak. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140708/OFFDUTY04/307080071 Motorcycle dream rides: Find one near you http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140708/OFFDUTY/307080062 Military biker clubs: brotherhood & mentorship http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140708/OFFDUTY/307080061 Staff Sgt. Colton Smith talks UFC loss, future career http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140702/OFFDUTY04/307020083 The Army's only active-duty UFC fighter may have fallen in the cage, but he doesn't want sympathy. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:55:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140702/OFFDUTY04/307020083 PT365 Run Plans: Come train with us http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140702/OFFDUTY03/307020075 Army football breaks (arena) losing streak http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140701/NEWS/307010063 The streak is over. Well, one of them. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:01:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140701/NEWS/307010063 Invictus Games: Ready to inspire the world http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140701/OFFDUTY/307010068 New apps put Navy fitness in your pocket http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140629/NEWS04/306290020 Whether you're looking to get jacked, take on your first mud run or just stay in shape during deployment, the Navy has an app for that. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 17:51:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140629/NEWS04/306290020 Kevlar for the Mind: War's trauma may lead to improved quality of life http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140627/BENEFITS/306270082 Tricare Help: 13 years later: Still eligible for Tricare? http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140627/BENEFITS06/306270081 War-fighter's paradox: Sebastian Junger on why combat vets hate war - but miss being in it http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140626/OFFDUTY02/306260042 Staff sgt. returns to UFC ring Saturday in San Antonio http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140625/NEWS/306250088 After two straight losses, the only full-time service member in the UFC faces what could be a career-defining fight Saturday night in San Antonio. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:17:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140625/NEWS/306250088 North Korea calls new U.S. movie an 'act of war' http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140625/NEWS/306250059 Army-Navy, arena football-style, set for Saturday in Philly http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140624/OFFDUTY04/306240083 Army-Navy football in Philadelphia in December means harsh weather, crowds approaching 90,000 and a rivalry that dates back well over a century. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:59:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140624/OFFDUTY04/306240083 Looking for a fall race? Check out these with military ties http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140624/BLOGS/306240067 Sgt. Grills wants you to 'rebuild America' http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140622/NEWS/306220021 A former sergeant and Iraq veteran is calling on all veterans to help rebuild America, and he hopes to make his case in a new book. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:18:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140622/NEWS/306220021 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.armytimes.com/article/20140620/BLOGS/306200052 Soldier wows crowd, judges with 'America's Got Talent' audition http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140618/NEWS/306180064 A soldier's cover of the Rihanna hit 'Stay' posted on YouTube more than a year ago piled up more than a half-million hits - and drew the eyes of the producers of NBC's 'America's Got Talent.' Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:35:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140618/NEWS/306180064 Dog washes to benefit wounded troops http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140618/NEWS/306180059 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140618/NEWS/306180059 Defense cuts crimping air shows and other community events http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140618/NEWS/306180051 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140618/NEWS/306180051 Front-runner calls for Afghan vote count to stop http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140618/NEWS08/306180044 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140618/NEWS08/306180044 Troops to compete at joint pistol championships next week http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140611/NEWS/306110065 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140611/NEWS/306110065 Sailing through history: Tall ship Adventuress lives up to its name http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140611/OFFDUTY/306110059 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140611/OFFDUTY/306110059 Spice up your next getaway on a classic ship cruise http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140611/OFFDUTY/306110058 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140611/OFFDUTY/306110058 Kevlar for the Mind: Perfect family vacation need not be expensive http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140611/OFFDUTY03/306110056 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140611/OFFDUTY03/306110056 Mission Family: Gay couples, supporters celebrate military life in open http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140604/OFFDUTY03/306040076 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140604/OFFDUTY03/306040076 Fillet knife face-off: How 4 electric models compared http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140604/OFFDUTY/306040061 You stare into the sink, filled two-thirds with fish, and wonder, 'What was I thinking?' Wed, 04 Jun 2014 11:31:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140604/OFFDUTY/306040061 Study: Military cities among the healthiest in U.S. http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2014/05/30/military-cities-rank-near-the-top-of-american-college-of-sports-medicines-american-fitness-index/ 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140604/BLOGS/306040060 Marine-turned-actor puts missed chances in past and savors success http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140603/NEWS/306030064 For a while, Adam Driver felt like he was doomed to a life of missed opportunities. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:36:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140603/NEWS/306030064 Veterans were major 'force' in Star Wars universe http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140602/OFFDUTY02/306020048 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140602/OFFDUTY02/306020048 'Enlisted' skipper rallies support in last-ditch effort to save scuttled show http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140530/OFFDUTY/305300048 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140530/OFFDUTY/305300048 Go big: More max-cushion shoes are hitting the market - are they right for you? http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2014/05/28/go-big-more-max-cushion-shoes-are-hitting-the-market-are-they-right-for-you/ Thu, 29 May 2014 13:02:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140529/BLOGS/305290060 Kevlar for the Mind: Bridging the gaps in 'cultural competency' http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140529/OFFDUTY03/305290062 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140529/OFFDUTY03/305290062 Hollywood reconsiders its portrayal of veterans http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140529/NEWS/305290050 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140529/NEWS/305290050 Fan campaign to Fox: Give 'Enlisted' a second chance http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140523/OFFDUTY02/305230068 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140523/OFFDUTY02/305230068 Military Muscle: All you need is an Olympic bar and a single plate http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2014/05/22/military-muscle-all-you-need-is-an-olympic-bar-and-a-single-plate/ Fri, 23 May 2014 11:08:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140523/BLOGS/305230058 Mission Family: Spouses require more than good wishes http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140521/OFFDUTY03/305210079 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140521/OFFDUTY03/305210079 Godzilla, a monster miscue http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140516/OFFDUTY/305160035 'History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of maaa-aann ' Sun, 18 May 2014 09:42:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140516/OFFDUTY/305160035 Tell us: Are you training for your first marathon or half-marathon? http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2014/05/16/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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140516/BLOGS/305160042 Iconic 'Devil Dog' R. Lee Ermey hosts new military working dog reality show http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140515/OFFDUTY/305150042 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140515/OFFDUTY/305150042 Depression may contribute to many physical illnesses http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140514/OFFDUTY03/305140042 Depression is an insidious and often disabling condition that affects potentially millions of veterans. Wed, 14 May 2014 10:40:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140514/OFFDUTY03/305140042 PT365: What docs are doing to help troops get some shut-eye http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2014/05/12/sleep-solutions-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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140512/BLOGS/305120037 You know you're a military mom if ... http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140509/OFFDUTY/305090075 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140509/OFFDUTY/305090075 Tips on giving the perfect Mother's Day gift http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140509/OFFDUTY/305090074 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140509/OFFDUTY/305090074 Fox confirms it canceled 'Enlisted' http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140508/OFFDUTY02/305080046 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140508/OFFDUTY02/305080046 Easy mind-body workout: Master sgt.'s TaijiFit classes are a workday variant of tai chi http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2014/05/06/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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140508/TMP/305080037 Military Muscle: Amp your golf game with these 5 injury prevention exercises http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2014/05/08/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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140508/TMP/305080036 West Point grad Villanueva signs with NFL's Eagles http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140505/OFFDUTY04/305050042 A 6-foot-9 Army officer with three deployments to Afghanistan, a Bronze Star Medal with 'V' device and a Ranger tab has signed a free-agent contract to join the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles as a defensive lineman. Tue, 06 May 2014 20:35:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140505/OFFDUTY04/305050042 CDC: Bacteria in mud gave race participants fever, vomiting and diarrhea http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2014/05/02/campylobacter-one-tough-mudder/ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report on Thursday about 22 participants, including three airmen, who fell sick in 2012 after participating in a 'long-distance obstacle adventure race,' experiencing fever, vomiting and bloody diarrhea. Fri, 02 May 2014 16:25:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140502/TMP/305020050