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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

WWE NXT superstar proud of his military roots, visits vets

By Jim Varsallone The Miami Herald One major goal of an NXT superstar is to attract attention. During "NXT Takover: Fatal 4 Way," Steve Cutler did just that by just standing at attention. Cutler, dressed in his U.S. Marine Corps uniform, proudly stood still, representing the Marines, his country and NXT, while former "Total Divas" star JoJo sang a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem to open the show on Sept. 11 (the 13th anniversary of 9-11), broadcast live on WWE Network. ... More