May 2012

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A Soldier for a Soldier

Nine-year-old Brendan Haas started with an idea, a toy soldier, and a Facebook page. His goal was to trade his toy soldier for a trip…


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Avengers Hangover

Now that The Avengers has established all kinds of box office records, it’s time for the studio to start thinking about a sequel. We like…




Sgt. Josh Robinson and Sgt. Adan Gonzalez coming home from Afghanistan last year.

Sleep, Comrades, Sleep and Rest…

Rest comrades, rest and sleep! Please spend a few moments, at least, doing what is right on Memorial Day. If you have watched it in…


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Return to Tarawa for Memorial Day

As you prepare for Memorial Day observances this weekend, you might want to check out Return to Tarawa, showing free online this weekend courtesy of…


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Did Battleship Sink G.I. Joe?

Not everyone liked Battleship as much as we did. The $209-million epic did only $25.3 million at the box office on opening weekend, just a…


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Ghost Recon: The Movie

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Solider hit stores this week and, instead of just offering the usual gameplay trailers, Ubisoft took that extra step and…


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Talking Act of Valor

Military.com hosted the 2012 Milblog conference May 11-12 in Arlington, VA and one of the highlights was a visit from Act of Valor co-director Scott…


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Battleship Avoids Naval Disaster

Message to U.S. taxpayers: your pricey military technology may be no match for alien Master Chiefs from Planet Goldilocks. Also, Navy-approved commanders would likely get…


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Navy Idol?

There was a great cameo by the crew of the USS Midway on last night’s American Idol. Turns out that Top Three contestant Jessica Sanchez’s…


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Back on Track With The Dictator

Brüno proved that Borat‘s amazing fake documentary trick was only really going to work one time, so The Dictator returns to a format that’s more…


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Rebranding The Art of War

Writer Kelly Roman and illustrator Michael DeWeese’s upcoming graphic novel The Art of War uses the Sun Tzu classic as the basis for a “mind-bending…


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Relax, Professor. It’s Just a Game

The video game site Kotaku just published an article entitled The Trouble with Call of Duty’s Scary New War of the Future.  Okay, I figured…


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The Militainment Phenomenon

The Smithsonian American Art Museum in DC is currently hosting an exhibit called “The Art of Video Games” and hosted a panel last week called…


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Tiger the LURP Dog

Ed. note: We’ve been talking about revisiting classic but forgotten military books and movies here at UTR and Mike’s taking the lead. Originally, we wanted…


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Action Figure Therapy Hits Ft. Riley

Attention Ft. Riley, Kansas! Four comedians who provide the voices for Action Figure Therapy will be performing stand up and meeting with the troops and…


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Protecting the Pentagon Brand

Obviously, in a culture tasked with making life-and-death decisions about the fate of the free world, making decisions about Pentagon support of Hollywood movies doesn’t…


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Battleship Advance Screenings

Battleship opens May 18th but you’ve got a few chances to see an advance screening if your base won the Eventful contest we covered last…


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Kurt Busch Wants to Go Fast

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com NASCAR driver Kurt Busch found himself without a sponsor going into this season and, determined to fight his way…