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  1. 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
  2. Air Force Falcons running back D.J. Johnson (3) dives for a touchdown Oct. 18 at Falcon Stadium. The Falcons defeated the Lobos 35-31. Isaiah J. Downing / USA Today

    Pearson's TD toss helps Air Force beat Lobos, 35-31

    Fullbacks Shayne Davern and D.J. Johnson lent a hand to Air Force's passing game with the pounding of their feet.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  3. Seth Pena aims downrange during the pistol SH1 competition at the 2014 Warrior Games in the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on October 3. Pena won gold in the event. Mike Morones / Staff

    TACP airman, nearly killed by drunken driver, turns hobby into Warrior Games gold

    Staff Sgt. Seth Pena remembers nothing about the day that changed everything.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  4. An inspection of the Air Force Academy's athletic department after reports of drug use and sexual assaults that dated to 2010. Mike Kaplan / Air Force

    IG inspection gives Air Force Academy athletic department a 'C'

    An inspection of the Air Force Academy's athletic department by the school's inspector general has found nothing requiring a follow-up legal investigation, the academy said Tuesday.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  5. Camp Chef Rainier Combo, Bass Pro Shops High Output Propane Grill and Stove, Coleman Gladiator 2-Burner Hyper-Flame Stove and the Cuisinart Petit Gourmet Portable Gas Grill undergo some final tests. Ken Perrotte / Special to Military Times

    4 new portable stove/grills for camping and tailgating

    Hunting camps are in full swing all across North America, and the grand tradition of tailgating parties is holding strong at football stadium parking lots.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  6. Air Force's Troy Timmerman sacks Utah State quarterback Darell Garretsonon Oct. 11 in Logan, Utah. John Zsiray / AP

    Utah State tops mistake-prone Air Force, 34-16

    For Air Force, it started a lot like the Falcons' loss to Utah State started last season — a quick strike by the Aggies and a fumble lost by the Falcons.

    • Oct. 12, 2014
  7. Air Force athletic director moves up retirement

    Air Force Academy athletic director Hans Mueh will retire in January, five months ahead of schedule, after a decade leading the athletic program.

    • Oct. 9, 2014
  8. Army Capt. Aaron Berg celebrates with fans at Husky Stadium during the University of Washington's game against Stanford. Jon Anderson/Staff

    Beer and brats on captain's fantasy tailgating tour

    It's just before noon on a warm fall morning, and Army Capt. Aaron Berg is sipping from an icy bottle of beer aboard a 45-foot motor yacht dubbed 'At Ease.'

    • Oct. 9, 2014
  9. Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson ordered an investigation into the athletic department to explore whether a subculture eixists that would encourage underage drinking, drug use and sexual misconduct. Mike Morones/Gannett Government

    Air Force Academy athletic department review complete

    The Air Force Academy's inspector general has finished its review into athletic department misconduct, but it remains unclear when — or if — the report will be released to the public.

    • Oct. 7, 2014
  10. Army Sgt. 1st Class Brian Keaton mimics a grenade toss for the ceremonial first pitch before Game 2 of baseball's NL Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants on Oct. 4. Rob Carr / AP

    Soldier goes with grenade-style toss for 1st pitch at Nats-Giants game

    An Army veteran wounded in Iraq made a unique ceremonial first pitch before Game 2 of the NL Division Series, crawling toward the mound and then lobbing the baseball as if it were a grenade.

    • Oct. 6, 2014
  11. Air Force Falcons quarterback Kales Pearson (2) celebrates after the game against the Navy Midshipmen at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Falcons won 30-21. Chris Humphreys / USA Today Sports

    Falcons QB Pearson throws 3 TD passes as Air Force beats Navy, 30-21

    Kale Pearson has Air Force halfway to the White House by taking it to the house three times.

    • Oct. 5, 2014
  12. Left: Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds throws to a receiver in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Rutgers in Annapolis, Md., on Sept. 20, 2014. Right: Air Force quarterback Kale Pearson runs on the Boise State 5-yard line, Sept. 27. at the Air Force Academy, Colo Patrick Semansky (left), Christian Murdock (right)

    College football: Navy gears up for surging Air Force squad

    Over the summer, Air Force built a trophy case in the locker room to house one thing and one thing only — the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy.

    • Oct. 3, 2014
  13. Air Force sports boss: Not enough focus on respect

    Air Force Academy sports programs have not put enough focus on commitment and respect but are working to correct that, the school's athletic director said.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
  14. Jets do a flyover at Soldier Field before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills on Sept. 7 in Chicago. Nam Y. Huh / AP

    Abuse scandals prompt Hagel to examine military's links to NFL

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is taking a close look at the military's ties to the National Football League amid a spate of domestic violence scandals involving high-profile athletes.

    • Sep. 19, 2014
  15. Air Force's Jacobi Owens carries the football for a first down during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Atlanta, Saturday. Johnny Crawford/The Associated Press

    Pearson powers Air Force past Georgia State, 48-38

    Kale Pearson threw two touchdown passes and added two scoring runs to lead Air Force past Georgia State 48-38 on Saturday.

    • Sep. 13, 2014
  16. Air rifles can provide a fun and relatively inexpensive option to enjoy some backyard plinking. The five rifles we checked out include, from left, Crosman MTR77NPC, Winchester Semi-Auto MP4, Hatsan Model 85 Sniper .22 Combo, Gamo Whisper Fusion Pro, and Stoeger X50. Ken Perrotte

    Air rifle test compares the power, pellet velocity & accuracy of 5 new guns

    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.

    • Sep. 3, 2014
  17. USA Football planning clinics on military bases

    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.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
  18. Washington Redskins special teams coach Ben Kotwica demonstrates a drill during practice Sunday at the team's NFL football training facility. Alex Brandon / AP

    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.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  19. Six-time Olympic gold medal swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen smiles and gestures June 18 as she is transferred to her room after arriving at Craig Hospital, in Englewood, Colo. Brennan Linsley / AP

    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.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  20. Lt. Col. Matt Butler and his wife, Nicole, play Rollors on a Chesapeake Bay beach. Courtesy photo

    Rollors: A game for the green grass of home

    You can have fun without being plugged in, online or at the mercy of your cable provider. That's the thought behind Lt. Col. Matt Butler's creation, Rollors, an outdoor game he modeled after horseshoes and bocce and combined into one.

    • Jul. 12, 2014
  21. The Three-Pass Blast is a favorite biker route in Washington state. Courtesy of Jason Sammis

    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.

    • Jul. 8, 2014
  22. Army survived a late-game rally by Navy to claim a 43-38 win in Saturday's arena-football contest in Philadelphia. Danette Bartholomew/Legacy Imagez

    Army football breaks (arena) losing streak

    The streak is over. Well, one of them.

    • Jul. 1, 2014
  23. Afghanistan's presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah speaks during a news conference Wednesday in Kabul, Afghanistan. The front-runner in Afghanistan's runoff presidential election has called for vote counting to stop over fraud claims. Massoud Hossaini / AP

    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.

    • Jun. 18, 2014
  24. The Interservice Pistol Championships kick off on Sunday. The Army has won eight consecutive team competitions. Michael Molinaro/Army

    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.

    • Jun. 11, 2014
  25. From left, the Berkley Deluxe, Mister Twister Piranah, Rapala Heavy Duty and Mister Twister Electric Fisherman. Top, Sgt. 1st Class Justin Talbert and Staff Sgt. Dave White test the knives. Photos by Ken Perrotte

    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?'

    • Jun. 4, 2014

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