armytimes.com http://www.armytimes.com en-us Copyright 2014, armytimes.com SaxoTech Online Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:53:26 -0400 15 Former POW Jessica Lynch starring in Christian film http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/OFFDUTY02/309160074 Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch is enjoying her latest role, starring in a Christian movie currently in production. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:41:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/OFFDUTY02/309160074 A gym & a prayer: Marine vet's CrossFit business draws on personal ties http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140916/JOBS05/309160052 Army Black Knights lose 35-0 to Stanford http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140914/OFFDUTY04/309140026 The defense might be as good any Stanford has had during its recent run of success. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:59:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140914/OFFDUTY04/309140026 'American War Generals' a sobering reflection on U.S. failures in Iraq http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140911/OFFDUTY02/309110065 Are your kids' toys 'Military Brat Approved'? http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140911/OFFDUTY02/309110071 Texas Rangers coach Bobby Jones presented with Bronze Star at game http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140911/OFFDUTY04/309110072 Texas Rangers bench coach Bobby Jones heard fans cheering Thursday night, rather than the repeated boom of a 105-millimeter howitzer. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:47:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140911/OFFDUTY04/309110072 Leavenworth library to be named for former Rep. Ike Skelton http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140909/NEWS/309090070 Officials at Fort Leavenworth are memorializing the late Missouri congressman Ike Skelton by renaming the northeast Kansas post's library in his honor. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:57:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140909/NEWS/309090070 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.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140908/OFFDUTY03/309080022 Air rifle test compares the power, pellet velocity & accuracy of 5 new guns http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140903/OFFDUTY04/309030054 Brew the perfect cup with vets' tips http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140903/OFFDUTY/309030052 Former Ranger Villanueva signs with Steelers' practice squad http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140902/OFFDUTY04/309020058 The former Army Ranger who tried to catch on with the Philadelphia Eagles will move a few hundred miles west - and swap sides of the ball. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:11:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140902/OFFDUTY04/309020058 Studies reveal 11 ways to improve Army fitness http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140902/NEWS/309020034 A smaller force means more emphasis on soldiers doing their jobs at optimum levels - including the job of staying healthy. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:14:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140902/NEWS/309020034 Combat vet turned Clemson star will soon get his own movie http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140830/OFFDUTY04/308300027 Nearly five years after earning a Bronze Star with 'V' and a Purple Heart for his actions in Afghanistan at the Battle of Kamdesh, former Army Sgt. Daniel Rodriguez will suit up Saturday to begin his senior football season with the Clemson Tigers. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:15:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140830/OFFDUTY04/308300027 Here are some last-minute Labor Day staycations http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140830/OFFDUTY/308300053 'America's Got Talent' judges slam soldier's Backstreet Boys rendition http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140827/OFFDUTY02/308270090 The 'America's Got Talent' judges were not very kind to Pfc. Paul Ieti on Tuesday night's semifinals round. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:28:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140827/OFFDUTY02/308270090 Report: 'Enlisted' online revival talks dead http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140822/OFFDUTY02/308220068 Talks to reboot the military-themed comedy 'Enlisted' via Yahoo's emerging video service ended without a deal, TVLine.com reported Friday, likely closing Fort McGee for good. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:03:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140822/OFFDUTY02/308220068 Tyler Perry's deal to buy Fort McPherson faces more controversy http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140822/NEWS/308220058 A Georgia state senator wants the Army's top civilian to 'carefully consider the ramifications' of selling part of the shuttered Fort McPherson to movie mogul Tyler Perry in a process he calls 'a terrible act of injustice.' Sun, 24 Aug 2014 09:57:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140822/NEWS/308220058 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.armytimes.com/article/20140820/BLOGS/308200052 West Point pride: Coach K brings Team USA to alma mater http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140819/NEWS/308190053 In front of ESPN cameras and super-sized shoe-company logos Monday at West Point's Christl Arena, the U.S. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:37:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140819/NEWS/308190053 Report: Army Olympian cited for hunting deer at car dealership http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140818/NEWS/308180044 A sergeant first class who'd become one of the faces of the U.S. Olympic wrestling team over the past decade was cited by Colorado Springs, Colorado, police Thursday night for hunting deer out of season at an area car dealership. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:29:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140818/NEWS/308180044 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.armytimes.com/article/20140818/BLOGS/308180024 Singing soldier makes semifinals of 'America's Got Talent' http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140814/NEWS/308140047 Pfc. Paul Ieti's 'unreal' ride through network TV fame will continue at least a few weeks longer. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:27:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140814/NEWS/308140047 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.armytimes.com/article/20140814/BLOGS/308140052 Mission Family: Spouses helping spouses get ahead http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140813/OFFDUTY/308130052 USA Football planning clinics on military bases http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140811/OFFDUTY04/308110038 Wounded soldier skydives with Maine's first lady http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140809/OFFDUTY03/308090057 Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills and his team from the 82nd Airborne were checking out reports of improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan when one detonated underneath him. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:48:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140809/OFFDUTY03/308090057 National Guard ends team-up with Earnhardt Jr. http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140806/NEWS02/308060072 The Army National Guard is ending its sponsorship of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Indy Racing League driver Graham Rahal, the component announced Wednesday. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:12:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140806/NEWS02/308060072 Purple Heart amputee makes pro wrestling debut http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140806/NEWS/308060067 Army veteran and amputee Chris Melendez had two dreams: to serve his country and to dropkick people for a living. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:08:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140806/NEWS/308060067 Retired Navy officer helps run company that targets troops with bad credit http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140806/NEWS/308060061 USA Discounters knows a lot about the military. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:54:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140806/NEWS/308060061 Captain with terminal cancer has one 'final mission' - help vets http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140805/NEWS/308050074 An active-duty Army officer stricken with terminal cancer is fighting for his life - and the lives of others. Capt. Justin Fitch said he wants to use his last days to reverse the epidemic of veteran suicide. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:36:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140805/NEWS/308050074 Kevlar for the Mind: Sleeping well without medication - 10 simple tips http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140805/OFFDUTY/308050071 For a hot vacation, visit a volcano near you http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140805/OFFDUTY/308050069 PT365 Run Plans: How can the marathon long run be just 2 to 3 hours? http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140804/BLOGS/308040031 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:03:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140804/BLOGS/308040031 Ex-grunt's brewery to tap in to good cause http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140802/OFFDUTY/308020040 A former Army officer who has launched a microbrewery knows that everyone will raise a glass to help support a veteran-owned business that gives a portion of its proceeds to charities backing military members, policemen and firefighters. Sun, 03 Aug 2014 13:30:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140802/OFFDUTY/308020040 Military spouses move up - while constantly moving http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140802/OFFDUTY/308020046 ESPN2 to air Team USA hoops practice from West Point http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140801/OFFDUTY03/308010070 A visit from the U.S. men's basketball team has been on the U.S. Military Academy's calendar for months. Friday, USA Basketball announced that cadets won't be the only ones who can see some of the NBA's best take the court in West Point, N.Y. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:18:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140801/OFFDUTY03/308010070 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.armytimes.com/article/20140801/BLOGS/308010062 Couple channel grief into retreat for veterans http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140801/NEWS/308010052 Mission Family: Protect your job while being a caregiver http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140731/NEWS/307310065 Kevlar for the Mind: Simple steps to help TBI recovery http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140731/NEWS/307310064 UFC releases Colton Smith after third-straight loss http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290080 One month after a third-straight defeat, the only active-duty service member in the world's top mixed martial arts circuit has been released from his contract. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:16:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290080 Vets, teens transplant corals in Florida Keys http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290047 Former Apache pilot heads Redskins special teams http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280021 Military Muscle: 5 drills for a stronger back http://www.armytimes.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.armytimes.com/article/20140728/BLOGS/307280033 Jack Daniel's lounge opens Friday on Army base http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140724/NEWS/307240082 A handful of Jack Daniel's-branded gathering places draw whiskey drinkers and other patrons in sports arenas, stadiums like Wrigley Field, even in Dubai International Airport. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:51:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140724/NEWS/307240082 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.armytimes.com/article/20140724/OFFDUTY03/307240071 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 12:53:00 -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