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  1. Air Force wide receiver Jalen Robinette, right, celebrates with teammate wide receiver Alex Ludowig (15) after scoring a touchdown Nov. 8 against UNLV in Las Vegas. John Locher / AP

    Falcons run wild in 48-21 win over Rebels

    Air Force tailback Jacobi Owens knew the return to his hometown on Saturday would be special.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
  2. Army quarterback Angel Santiago (3), Larry Dixon (26), and Wyatt Wilkerson (56) celebrate Nov. 8 after they defeated Connecticut 35-21 at Yankee Stadium in New York. Bill Kostroun / AP

    Army beats UConn 35-21

    First-year coach Bob Diaco said all the right things: rebuilding UConn is a process, youth and immaturity were factors, and Huskies fans had a fine showing at Yankee Stadium Saturday.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
  3. Little green army men, along with the Rubik's Cube and bubbles, were announced Thursday as the newest additions to the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, N.Y. The toys enter the Rochester museum after being selected by a panel of expert judges from among a dozen finalists. AP

    Little green army men make Toy Hall of Fame

    It's mission accomplished for little green army men.

    • Nov. 6, 2014
  4. Bruce Springsteen performs during the 8th Annual Stand Up For Heroes Event Wednesday at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Monica Schipper / Getty Images for New York Comedy

    Springsteen auctions guitars, lasagna for veterans

    How much for a guitar played by Bruce Springsteen, an hour lesson on how to play it, a lasagna dinner at his house and a ride in the side car of his motorcycle? $300,000.

    • Nov. 6, 2014
  5. Musician Bruce Springsteen performs on May 7 in Century City, Calif. Kevin Winter / Getty Images

    Bruce Springsteen among those receiving first-ever awards for supporting veterans

    Bruce Springsteen tops an eclectic group honored with first-ever awards for those striving to improve the lives of veterans and their families.

    • Nov. 5, 2014
  6. Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James and teammates will join in a game time saluate to veterans. Jay LaPrete / The Associated Press

    LeBron James invites deployed troops to join Veterans Day salute

    Serving overseas? The Cleveland Cavaliers want to get you in the house!

    • Nov. 5, 2014
  7. U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brandon Stout, 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, practices the deadlift during a workout at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia Sept. 11,2013. Stout recently took first place in AFCENT's bi-annual 'Strongest in the AOR' competition where he lifted a total of 1,460 pounds. Stout has won first place in seven different powerlifting competitions over the last 2 years. Stout is native to Holly, Mich., and is deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia) Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia

    Military Muscle: Do better deadlifts

    The deadlift is considered to be the best 'total body' lift there is. It hits almost all the muscles — legs, glutes, back, shoulders, etc. — and is at the top of the charts for developing overall strength.

    • Nov. 3, 2014
  8. Army quarterback Angel Santiago (3) eludes Air Force linebacker Jordan Pierce (51) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday in West Point, N.Y. Mike Groll / AP

    Air Force beats Army 23-6 to win CIC Trophy

    Kale Pearson hit tight end Garrett Griffin for a 54-yard touchdown early in the third quarter to break open a tense game, Will Conant kicked three field goals, and Air Force beat Army 23-6 on Saturday to win the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for a record 19th time.

    • Nov. 1, 2014
  9.  Credit: Clickhole

    Real Marine stars in satirical military homecoming video

    You don't have to look far to find a viral 'homecoming video' featuring heartwarming reunions between service members and their families after a long deployment. But a new video making the rounds on social media takes a fresh approach.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  10. Bryana Salaz, daughter of Col. Ed Salaz, is shown in a YouTube video from 'The Voice.' YouTube

    Singing officer's daughter makes cut on TV's 'The Voice'

    The 17-year-old daughter of an Army colonel reached the live-performance round of the NBC singing competition 'The Voice,' impressing her celebrity coach enough to become one of 20 contestants to make the cut.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
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    Contribution from last year's #MyVeteran campaign: _mrsle: 'Happy Veterans Day to the Love of My Life. Thank you for serving our country, putting your life on the line, and for being such an impeccable husband!'

    Give your vet a shout-out

    Sixty years ago, the nation declared its first Veterans Day celebration.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  11. Air Force Maj. Brian Gerwe offers the best thank you card he could think of with this F-16 cockpit snapshot over Pakistan after getting an Operation Supply Drop crate full of gamer gear earlier this year. Courtesy of Operation Supply Drop

    'Operation Supply Drop' delivers the goods for desperate downrange gamers

    Ask Air Force F-16 pilot Maj. Brian Gerwe what helped him and his 30-man detachment make it through a yearlong deployment to a remote air base in Pakistan, and he'll tell you it was all about that one critical supply drop.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  12. OxyTherm Pro on sale at Fort Meyer, photographed at Gannett Government Media photo studio in Springfield, Va., on Thursday, October 9, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff) Mike Morones

    DMBA workout stimulant pulled from base shelves

    Several dietary supplements touted as weight-loss or body sculpting aids have been pulled from the shelves of exchange and GNC stores on military installations.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  13. An Army widow runs to remember, make peace with her loss

    Katie Groves and her husband shared a wonderful life in Savannah, Georgia. Whether painting their home or raising their two boys, they were a team who tackled everything together.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  14. Army football head coach Jeff Monken speaks at an Oct. 28 press conference in West Point, N.Y. Monken addressed his team's reported recruiting violations and the upcoming game against Air Force. Steve Borland / AP

    Army coach accepts blame for NCAA violations

    A contrite Jeff Monken accepted responsibility on Tuesday for a football recruiting trip that happened a month after he was hired as head coach at Army and resulted in minor NCAA violations.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  15. Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., superintendent at the U.S. Military Academy. Mike Groll/AP

    West Point supe addresses report of booze-fueled recruit bus trip

    The head of the U.S. Military Academy said he takes responsibility for a recently reported January football recruiting trip that involved underage drinking and improper use of recruit-host funds at a bowling alley inside a New York mall.

    • Oct. 27, 2014
  16.  Donnie Raney

    Military family unit headed to the natural bodybuilding world championships

    An entire Army family — a soldier, his wife and stepdaughter — are headed to the top international bodybuilding championships in San Diego in a few weeks, each with a shot at earning a top title.

    • Oct. 27, 2014
  17. Mission Family: Survivors' education clearinghouse inspired by student's pain, drive

    If you're a member of the military community, you know all too well the variety of struggles that the lifestyle can bring.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
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    Metro to open early for the Marine Corps Marathon

    Metro will open two hours early Sunday to help riders traveling to the Marine Corps Marathon.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
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    Even little green Army men need a good workout. A new line of 'Yoga Joes' merges fun and fitness. Photo courtesy Dan Abramson

    'Yoga Joe' figurines aim to make yoga more manly

    Stretchy fitness fun is coming to backyard battlefields everywhere.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  18. From left, Shia LaBeouf as Boyd 'Bible' Swan, Logan Lerman as Norman Ellison, Brad Pitt as Don 'Wardaddy' Collier, Michael Pena as Trini 'Gordo' Garcia, and Jon Bernthal as Grady 'Coon-Ass' Travis in Columbia Pictures' 'Fury.' Giles Keyte/AP

    Brad Pitt's 'Fury' movie goes for carnage over plot

    Writer-director David Ayer makes no bones about his overarching goal with his new World War II action film, 'Fury': to nail the realism of armored combat in that conflict.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  19. Actor Brad Pitt speaks with World War II veterans Ray Stewart, center, of Gastonia, N.C., and Paul J. Andert, of Tulsa, Okla., at the premiere of Pitt's film, 'Fury,' on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Dave Allocca/Starpix via AP

    Troops and vets get star treatment at premiere of 'Fury'

    Ray Stewart may be 91, but he still keenly remembers his combat experiences as a tank gunner with 66th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored 'Hell on Wheels' Division in 1944.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  20.  Navy

    Eating disorders fairly rare among troops, study finds

    A new study finds that eating disorder diagnoses in the U.S. military remain somewhat rare, but perhaps not surprisingly, female troops are 20 times more likely to have such issues than males.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
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