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  1. A family member left a bouquet of lowers at the new plaque honoring the victims of the Navy Yard shooting on Opening Day at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on April 4. Mike Morones/Staff

    Washington Nationals unveil memorial to Navy Yard victims

    The Washington Nationals unveiled a memorial plaque Friday to the 12 Navy employees killed at the Navy Yard shooting in September.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  2. Navy football player collapses on field during practice

    A running back on the U.S. Naval Academy college football team collapsed during practice Saturday morning and was airlifted to a hospital.

    • Mar. 23, 2014
  3.  Manufacturer images

    2014 shotgun guide: See the standout new guns & ammo

    Firearms makers are rolling out a few new shotgun models and a number of product line extensions that show substantial tweaks to the original models.

    • Mar. 14, 2014
  4. Retired Army Sgt. Heath Calhoun, competing in Alpine skiing, is one of 18 military veterans representing the U.S. at the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

    Paralympic powerhouses: Sochi-bound veterans boost biggest contingent yet

    With athletes ranging from an active-duty Navy SEAL injured in Afghanistan to a former Coast Guardsman paralyzed in a plane crash, the U.S.

    • Mar. 5, 2014
  5. The team from the United States USA-1 start their first run during the men's four-man bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Saturday in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Army Capt. Chris Fogt is the brakeman for the U.S. team. Natacha Pisarenko/The Associated Press

    USA-1 sled in 4th after first two runs

    Steve Holcomb hit the wall on turn 5 in his second run Saturday night, enough of a driving mistake to drop the defending gold medalist and his team to fourth in Olympic four-man bobsled after the first two runs at Sanki Sliding Center.

    • Feb. 22, 2014
  6. The team from the United States USA-1 start their first run during the men's four-man bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Saturday in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Army Capt. Chris Fogt is the brakeman for the U.S. team. Natacha Pisarenko/The Associated Press

    Army's U.S. bobsled brakeman has a complex role

    Watching a four-man bobsled lurch to life gives novice viewers the impression that it's simply a matter of run, push, jump and hunker down for an 85-mph ride.

    • Feb. 22, 2014
  7. The team from the United States USA-1, piloted by Steven Holcomb, left, and brakeman Steven Langton, celebrate their bronze medal win Feb. 17 after the men's two-man bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Dita Alangkara / AP

    Army veteran medals in 2-man bobsled

    The mantra for all three USA bobsled teams going into the Sochi Olympics was 'prepare-to-podium.'

    • Feb. 17, 2014
  8. Bronze medal ends 62-year drought in two-man bobsled for U.S.

    In 2011, a 62-year-old bottle of Dalmore single malt whisky reportedly sold for $194,000 in Singapore.

    • Feb. 17, 2014
  9. Army Sgt. Nick Cunningham pilots a training run at the Sanki Sliding Center on Day 7 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Alex Livesey/Getty Images

    Army bobsledders clock practice runs — races start Sunday

    The U.S. men's bobsled team is taking an advanced class on the Winter Olympics course at the Sanki Sliding Center — two minutes at a time.

    • Feb. 14, 2014
  10. The doubles team of Matthew Mortensen and Preston Griffall of the United States brake in the finish area during the men's doubles luge training session at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) Natacha Pisarenko / AP

    Olympic luger, Army Sgt. Matt Mortensen boosts with weighted pullups

    With speeds topping more than 90 mph, luge is one of the most dangerous Olympic sports.

    • Feb. 11, 2014
  11. From front to back, Steve Holcomb, Curt Tomasevicz, Steve Langton, and Army Capt. Chris Fogt climb in to their sled during the United States four-man bobsled team trials in 2013. Holcomb and Vogt are two of the athletes competing in Sochi who have military ties. Rick Bowmer/AP

    Meet your military Olympians

    When Team USA arrives in Sochi in the coming days, it will be the largest contingent any nation has ever deployed to the Olympic Winter Games. Make no mistake, the Americans are invading.

    • Feb. 4, 2014
  12. The U.S.'s Steven Holcomb, Curtis Tomasevicz, Steven Langton and Christopher Fogt celebrate after the final competition race in the four-man bobsled World Cup competition in Germany on Jan. 26. CHRISTOF STACHE/ / AFP/Getty Images

    Night Train rides again: Army's bobsled legacy continues at the Winter Olympics

    Some might say don't mess with success, but don't tell that to Olympic bobsledding champion and Army veteran Steven Holcomb.

    • Feb. 3, 2014
  13. Soldier-athletes bound for Russia keep wary eye on threats

    Military athletes and coaches are heading to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, with a mixed sense of excitement and trepidation.

    • Feb. 3, 2014
  14. U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsled coach Sgt. Bill Tavares (right) and Army National Guard Outstanding Athlete Program Sgt. Mike Kohn peruse a timing chart between runs at Park City, Utah. Tim Hipps/Army

    3 Olympic teams have soldiers on their coaching squads

    When Team USA's lugers get set to begin their high-speed quests for gold, pay close attention to who's whispering in their ear. Chances are it will be Staff Sgt. William Tavares, one of three soldiers now working full time as Olympic coaches.

    • Feb. 3, 2014
  15. Genghis Khan never had it so good. Yurt camping at Treebones Resort in Big Sur, Calif., has come a long way since the Mongol invasions. At right is an interior view of one of the resort's yurts. Courtesy of Treebones Resort

    Yurts take camping to the next level

    They were the go-to field tent for Genghis Khan's fabled cavalry as the Mongol hordes conquered Eurasia.

    • Jan. 15, 2014
  16. Former Lt. Billy Hurley III relives his days on the bridge of the destroyer Chung-Hoon on Wednesday, the day before beginning play in the Sony Open in Hawaii. Defense Department

    USNA grad-turned-golf pro visits former ship in Hawaii

    A day before he hit the links alongside fellow pro golfers Adam Scott, John Daly and Retief Goosen, a former Navy lieutenant stopped by his old ship.

    • Jan. 10, 2014
  17. Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds runs through a tackle in the first half of the Midshipmen's Armed Forces Bowl victory. Matt Strasen/AP

    Navy wins Armed Forces Bowl 24-6 over MTSU

    Keenan Reynolds ran for 86 yards with two more touchdowns and Navy won for only the second time its last seven bowl games, beating Middle Tennessee State 24-6 in the Armed Forces Bowl on Monday.

    • Dec. 30, 2013
  18. Fullback Eric Kettani, a lieutenant in the Navy Reserve, stretches before practice at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., in this 2012 photo. Kettani signed with the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad on Tuesday; he was released by the Redskins in August. Mike Morones/Staff

    Navy grad Kettani signs with Chiefs' practice squad

    Out of professional football for the entire regular season, a former Naval Academy star has caught on with his third NFL team as the playoffs approach.

    • Dec. 26, 2013
  19. Army fired coach Rich Ellerson on Sunday after five seasons at West Point and no victories against Navy. Matt Rourke / AP

    Army fires Ellerson after 5 years, no wins vs Navy

    Army fired coach Rich Ellerson on Sunday after five seasons at West Point and no victories against Navy.

    • Dec. 16, 2013
  20. Toledo defensive tackle Treyvon Hester, right, chases Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds during a game in October. Reynolds has enjoyed a sensational sophomore season, running for 1,124 yards and 26 touchdowns. David Richard/AP

    Navy QB Reynolds has chance to put name in NCAA record book against Army

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. In just two seasons at the Naval Academy, Keenan Reynolds has already earned a reputation for exuding confidence and poise in pressure-filled situations.

    • Dec. 11, 2013
  21. Army's Ken Waldrop dives to the Navy 2-yard line on third down with seconds left in the Army-Navy game Dec. 7, 1963, in Philadelphia. The clock ran out before Army could take one last crack at the end zone; Navy won 21-15. The Associated Press

    QBs recall historic '63 matchup

    If you were alive in 1963, you almost certainly remember exactly where you were when you found out President Kennedy had been shot.

    • Dec. 7, 2013
  22. Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds celebrates as he scores the game-winning touchdown in triple overtime against San Jose State on Friday night in San Jose, Calif. Marcio Jose Sanchez/The Associated Press

    Reynolds, Navy beat San Jose State in 3rd OT

    Keenan Reynolds set an NCAA record by scoring seven rushing touchdowns, including the game-winner in the third overtime, as Navy downed San Jose State 58-52 on Friday night.

    • Nov. 23, 2013
  23. Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds (19) throws to a receiver against South Alabama on Nov. 16 in Annapolis, Md. Navy won 42-14. Patrick Semansky / AP

    Navy tops South Alabama 42-14, qualifies for bowl

    Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo had to stop his post-game news conference several times to regain his composure after he choked up talking about his 22 seniors playing their last home game in Annapolis.

    • Nov. 17, 2013
  24. Mets to wear camouflage jerseys for 5 home games

    The Mets will wear camouflage jerseys for five home games next year as part of a 'Military Monday' event that will include free tickets for U.S. servicemen and servicewomen.

    • Nov. 11, 2013
  25. Navy Midshipmen running back Demond Brown (25) is tackled by Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Dan Fox (48) and cornerback Bennett Jackson (2) on Nov. 2 at Notre Dame Stadium. Notre Dame won 38-34. Matt Cashore / USA Today

    Navy comes up short in 38-34 loss to Notre Dame

    It looked as if Navy had Notre Dame right where the Midshipmen wanted.

    • Nov. 3, 2013
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