Author Blair Tomlinson

Army Staff Sgt. Patrick Jacobson and his family were robbed earlier this month, just weeks before Christmas, reported the local ABC affiliate. Their home was ransacked, with computers, games systems, a TV and all the Christmas gifts gone. Also gone: The money Jacobson had saved to visit his sons in New York after selling his truck. Jacobson had hoped to see his sons before deploying in less than two months. “It’s just pure evil,” said Jacobson’s stepdaughter, Tatianna Young. [HTML1] After hearing the horrible news, Shane Willis, a former Carolina Hurricanes hockey player, decided to take action. Willis and the…

‘Tis the season for the Army-Navy game. So to help you get in the spirit we’ve gathered a few “Go Army, Beat Navy” spirit spots. We’ll debut the blog post with one of those comedic Action Figure Therapy spots. “Jungle” spouts off his top five reasons why Army will beat Navy in the upcoming bout. My personal favorite is number four, check them out.  Grade: B Apparently therapy is a popular spirit spot subject this year for Army fans. Air Defense Artillery out of Fort Sill, Oklahoma is channeling the recent Geico commercial featuring R. Lee Ermey. Warning, a harsh tone is…

The 2011 Boston Marathon featured an inspirational showing by an 81-year-old Air Force veteran and a blazing finish from an Air Force active-duty female runner. First Lt. Caroline White, from the 80th Operations Support Squadron at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, finished in 2:37:30, a personal best and enough to take 18th place in her division. White is a winner and a beast of a runner. White wasn’t the only runner to represent the Air Force with distinction. Air Force veteran Clarence Hartley, 81, has survived two wars and two types of cancer. The Korean and Vietnam vet, who was featured…

‘Tis the season for college football bowl games and this year all three of the service academy football teams are heading to one. First up is Navy (8-3) vs. San Diego State (8-4) in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl at QualComm Stadium in San Diego on December 23. The game kicks off at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN. Four days later, Air Force (8-4) takes on Georgia Tech (6-6) in the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La., on December 27, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Finally Army’s (6-5) first bowl game…

T-minus 10 days until the Black Knights face the Midshipmen in the latest installment of “America’s Game” at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. This is our first installment of spirit videos in preparation for the game. Nothing screams Go Army Beat Navy! quite like a Squid in his tighty-whities taking part in some “Risky Business” while having the dorm room to himself. Please send any submissions to mhoffman@atpco.com. Like always we’ll post the ones we receive and vote on the week’s best the Monday after the game. Let’s see what you got, cadets and Midshipmen.

The Championship round is for all the glory, a trophy, a Sig Sauer P226 pistol and best of all, becoming the best combatives fighter in the U.S. Army. The 16 soldiers who’ve made it to the final round have fought their way through a very large and difficult tournament to become the best. The winners are: Bantam Weight: by split decision — lots of good wrestling technique in this fight 1st David Mason, III Corps 2nd Sean Stebbins, Minnesota National Guard Fly Weight: by split decision — the ground game was key to the win 1st Francisco Mercado, Fort Bragg,…

There was blood and sweat but no tears during the 3rd and 4th place fights at the 2010 Combatives Tournament being held at Fort Benning, Georgia. The final day of the tournament started with the 3rd and 4th place fights with the Championships to follow. There were submissions that sent the crowd to their feet and heartbreaks from split decisions. Fighters, fans and coaches packed the house to cheer on their fighters. Here are the 3rd and 4th place winners: Bantam Weight: by submission — rear neck choke hold 3rd Robert Texidor, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas 4th Matt Yaure,…

While hard hits, takedowns, leg kicks and grappling are continuing throughout the day today at the 2010 U.S. Army Combatives Tournament, tomorrow’s championship fights have been determined: Bantam Weight: 1st/2nd – David Mason (III Corps, Fort Hood) vs. Sean Stebbins (Minnesota National Guard) 3rd/4th – Malt Yaure (Fort Riley) vs. Robert Texidor Fly Weight: 1st/2nd – Erik Cabral-Garibay (Minnesota National Guard) vs. Francisco Mercado (Fort Bragg) 3rd/4th – Jesse Thorton (III Corps) vs. Scott Eclavea (Guam) Light Weight: 1st/2nd – Donnie Bowen (Fort Campbell) vs. Neil Chitwood (4th BN 413th) 3rd/4th – Joseph Clark (JBLM) vs. Thomas Soto (Fort Bliss)…

Day one at the 2010 Combative Tournament was a grueling 12 hours with about 800 individual bouts. Here is who is heading to the semi-finals today: Heavyweight Winners: Aaron Jackson (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) Lonnie Kincaid (Fort Riley) Ngozi Collins (2/27 REG) Matthew Gallagher (Fort Sill) Heavyweight Consolation Bracket: Jeremy Myer HBCT 3ID) Ivan Iotchkolovsky Illinois National Guard) Ryan McKraken Benjamin Bradley (Fort Bragg) Bantamweight Winners: David Mason (III Corps) Dylan Pablo (Guam) Sean Stebbins, (Minnesota National Guard) Robert Texidor Bantamweight Consolation Bracket: Elmer Arguelles, Fort Carson) Matt Yaure (Fort Riley) Jimmy WilsoN (Fort Riley) Toni Vermiglio (4th PsyOps) Flyweight Winners:…

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