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Videos: Army-Navy trash talk all in good fun

By Lauren King The Virginian-Pilot The days heading into the Army-Navy game are always fun, if you like trash-talking videos that will even star high-ranking officials. This year does not disappoint. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, rides a horse and shoos the Naval Academy mascot away in one video. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus reads children a fairy tale about the U.S. Military Academy winning "a long, long time ago." In another, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief o ... More

MMA fighter expects former Marine sergeant in his corner Saturday

By Lance Pugmire Los Angeles Times Mike Richman decided on his third deployment to Iraq with the Marines that he wanted to pursue something other than a decorated military career. That something was attempting professional mixed martial arts fighting. "I just knew I wanted to do it, knew that I didn't want to look back in 10 or 20 years and think, 'I didn't do that,' when I knew I could," Richman said. When he informed Sgt. Arturo Blanco of his plans, however, Richman met res ... More

JBLM chef completes top-secret mission on Food Network

By Adam Ashton The News Tribune Like his customers in military uniforms at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Chef Randy Mulder can't disclose much about his recent, out-of-state mission in which he was pushed to his limits and made to swear not to talk about it. The difference is that a television crew recorded Mulder's every move earlier this year when he cooked on a tight deadline for Guy Fieri, the famously spiky-haired restaurateur and TV personality. Until the episode of "Guy's Grocery Game ... More

4 tactical considerations for the suited operator

By Sean Curtis The TacticaList Contributor Whether you’re entering retirement, being promoted, or changing careers, going from uniform to suit and tie can be an awkward transition. You may have been a uniformed protector of the streets. Perhaps you were booting doors with the SWAT team. Much like Batman, your weapons and tools were readily available at your belt or strapped all over your body. But where will you hang that full-sized 1911 with weapon light and laser now? How about that strobing, super ... More