• Air Force Academy will take to the skies Saturday, but don't expect much noise

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Cadet pilots will work overtime this Saturday - and possibly others - to make up for flying time lost to bad weather. A snowstorm that rolled in Wednesday grounded the Air Force Academy's fleet of gliders and single-engine trainers, delaying training that must be completed before the...

  • Fort Carson welcomes soldiers home from Africa

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Fort Carson welcomed home Thursday 100 soldiers who were dispatched to Africa on a humanitarian mission deployment and Ebola quarantine. After a quick training session, soldiers from the 615th Engineer Company went to Liberia in November to help that country fight an outbreak of the...

  • Boulder arrest affidavit details alleged sex assault by Air Force Academy cadet

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Boulder police claim DNA tests link Air Force Academy cadet Daniel Ryerson to the Nov. 1 rape of an academy classmate, court papers say. Ryerson, a 21-year-old junior, was arrested by Boulder authorities Friday in the alleged attack, which police say took place after a night of party...

  • Air Force Academy cadet arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and kidnapping

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    ​​An Air Force Academy cadet was arrested by Boulder police Friday on suspicion of sexual assault and kidnapping tied to a Nov. 1 incident. The academy confirmed Monday that a cadet had been arrested but wouldn't release his name. Boulder police identified him as 21-year-old Daniel...

  • Colorado Springs Pearl Harbor survivor to attend State of the Union

    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    A 101-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor from Colorado Springs will accompany Sen. Michael Bennet to the State of the Union address Tuesday in Washington. Retired Navy Lt. Jim Downing is the oldest known survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, surprise attack on the American fleet at anchor in...

  • Fort Carson wants to hear from Colorado Springs residents

    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    Fort Carson leaders and Pentagon brass will hold a Colorado Springs meeting Feb. 3 to hear public reaction to a proposal that could cut up to 16,000 soldiers at the post. The 4 p.m. meeting will be at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave., and will allow locals "to provide area...

  • Fort Carson's 2nd Brigade will return when 4th Brigade team makes moniker

    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    Reports of the death of Fort Carson's 2nd Brigade Combat Team last week were a bit premature, at least on paper. The post did lose a brigade to Army cuts, but it wasn't the 2nd. The real victim, in name only, was the 4th Brigade Combat Team, which will change its moniker to that of...

  • Obituary: Army Colonel Tony Koren was behind growth at Fort Carson,

    Updated: Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    One of the top military boosters in the Pikes Peak region, credited with spurring growth at Fort Carson, has died. Retired Army Col. Tony Koren, a Vietnam veteran who led the Colorado Defense Mission Coalition and helped region leaders figure out how to accommodate thousands of new...

  • Air Force Academy outlines steps to hire new athletic director

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    The Air Force Academy spent a year on the process that resulted in the hiring of its new athletic director. That process was outlined in a news conference Thursday where top academy officials outlined the steps that led to last week's announcement that James Knowlton would replace...

  • Warhorse Brigade leaves Fort Carson

    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Fort Carson finalized a cut ordered in 2013 on Wednesday when it officially shut down the post's 2nd Brigade Combat Team. Eliminating the 3,800-soldier unit has taken months, with leaders figuring out what to do with equipment including 72-ton tanks and 4-ounce staplers. "It wasn't...

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