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Navy SEAL Training by the Numbers

To produce the world's toughest warriors, the Navy subjects SEAL candidates to some of the world's toughest training. The six-month Basic Unde...

Army vs. Navy: Which Is Tougher?

The annual Army-Navy college football game takes place today. Since 1890, Army and Navy have done battle 112 times, with Navy holding a slight ed...

3 Air Force Exercises to Improve Your Vision

Athletes at the Air Force Academy have been performing cadet vision training exercises for more than a decade, with impressive results. The first y...

3 Mistakes Recruits Make Preparing for Boot Camp

As a former active Marine and a trainer with experience preparing dozens of recruits for boot camp, I've seen recruits make the same mistakes over...

2012 National Guard 7-on-7 Highlights

The 2012 NFL National 7-on-7 Tournament presented by the National Guard brought together elite high school players from around the country to comp...

Subway Enlists Justin Tuck to Honor Military Heroes at Exclusive Premiere of "Battleship"

Subway teamed up with director Peter Berg to provide an exclusive screening of his new film, Battleship, aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum ...

Playing Basketball for the Army: Q&A With West Point Recruit Tanner Omlid

Playing sports at a U.S. service academy is a completely different ballgame from playing at a traditional school. Curious whether it might be righ...

3 Keys to Losing Weight for Boot Camp

Most of today's recruits need to drop a few pounds before entering boot camp. Although recruiting offices offer fitness programs for recruits trying...

3 Mental Toughness Techniques for Endurance Athletes

Whether you're trying to set a marathon personal record or just want to make it through a 10-mile march without passing out, you can benefit from me...

Develop Mental Toughness: Lessons From Plebe Summer

At the U.S. Naval Academy, every first-year midshipman (plebe) undergoes six weeks of intense training. During "Plebe Summer," plebes are broken dow...