Warrior Games Lift Spirits of Wounded Veterans
by Jacqueline Klimas, The Washington Times June 2015
Marine Lance Cpl. Duncan Mathis rolled to the sidelines of the basketball court in his sport wheelchair, sweat dripping from his face after a hard practice, slipped on his prosthetic leg and then walked out of the gym at Quantico.
The AB Extra: June 5
by Laura Godlewski June 2015
This week's AB Extra features a mishap at the French Open, information on how to get a one-of-a-kind urinal autographed by Barry Sanders, and a unique park that opens in Chicago this weekend.
Air Force Marathon Has Runners, Needs Volunteers
by Barrie Barber June 2015
The Air Force Marathon is looking for a few good volunteers for the one of the largest events in the Miami Valley that attracts runners from around the globe.
Program Pairs Veterans with At-Risk Youths
by Laura Godlewski May 2015
With the unemployment rate for veterans around seven percent, Paul Caccamo wanted to help those returning from war find work. Caccamo is the founder and CEO of Up2Us Sports, which is a nonprofit that aims to use sports to help at-risk children, as well as aiding their development. Using the framework from Up2Us Sports’ Coach Across America, a program similar to Teach For America or City Year that places people in schools or communities throughout the country to coach at-risk youth, Caccamo developed the Operation Coach program.
Air Force Trainee Dies After Collapse
by Emily Attwood May 2015
A 19-year-old Air Force trainee at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland collapsed during a physical fitness training exercise on Monday. Following attempts by medical personnel to revive her, the woman, identified as Kelani Thomas of Troy, Ala., was taken to the San Antonio Medical Center and pronounced dead.
More Questions, Few Answers in Navy SEAL Drownings
by Dianna Cahn and Lauren King April 2015
Experts have suggested the two men might have blacked out underwater, which can happen when someone holds his breath too long.
Second Navy SEAL Dies After Training Accident in Pool
by Lauren King April 2015
Petty Officer 1st Class Brett Allen Marihugh, 34, of Livonia, Mich., died Sunday afternoon of his injuries, according to Lt. David Lloyd, a Naval Special Warfare Group 2 spokesman.
'Unusual Circumstances': Navy SEAL Dies at Base Pool
by Dianna Cahn, The Virginian-Pilot April 2015
The Navy SEAL who died in an accident at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek was a former Marine who had deployed several times to Iraq and Afghanistan and earned the Bronze Star with valor, commendation and achievement medals, and a Purple Heart.
Marines May Lower Infantry Standards as Women Fail
by Rowan Scarborough, The Washington Times April 2015
Two years ago, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the nation's top military officer, laid down an edict on the Obama administration's plan to open direct land combat jobs to women: If women cannot meet a standard, senior commanders better have a good reason why it should not be lowered.
Study Pits Army Fitness Training Versus CrossFit
by Emily Attwood January 2015
Whether we're for or against it, most of us can agree on one thing: CrossFit workouts are tough. Really tough.