• Air Force Academy NCO takes Afghans to new level of firefighting

    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    Imagine a place where kids don't dream of growing up to be firefighters. Such a place is where Air Force Academy Master Sgt. Jeff Hackworth earned the Bronze Star Medal - by showing locals that fighting fire is an admirable craft of skill and bravery. A career Air Force...

  • Air Force Space Command urges innovations that save money

    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    Air Force Space Command is saving electricity and cash thanks to a program that will entertain the wildest ideas airmen can come up with. The two-year-old program, run by Maj. Gen. Jane Rohr, was developed to help the command find creative ways to face budget cuts and an uncertain...

  • New VA clinic pays tribute to World War II hero from Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    A Colorado Springs hero got an honorary home Friday when the city's new Department of Veterans Affairs clinic was named for Pfc. Floyd Lindstrom. The World War II Medal of Honor recipient was mostly unsung in his hometown before veterans groups and Congress came together to put his...

  • Defense attorney: 'No such evidence' to convict Air Force Academy cadet in Boulder sexual assault case

    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    BOULDER - The attorney for an Air Force Academy cadet accused of sexually assaulting and kidnapping a female classmates told reporters outside a courtroom here that there's not enough evidence to convict his client. Inside the courtroom, Boulder County prosecutors on Thursday filed...

  • Air Force Academy general takes to Twitter in hopes of joining Ellen DeGeneres show

    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    The Air Force Academy's top general took to Twitter on Wednesday to ask television host Ellen DeGeneres to bring her show to the 4,000-cadet campus north of Colorado Springs and offered to arrange for DeGeneres a flight with the Air Force Thunderbirds. In Tweets sent to producers of...

  • More Fort Carson soldiers in quarantine in U.S. after work in Liberia

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Another 25 Fort Carson soldiers have wrapped up their work in Liberia and arrived at an Ebola quarantine site in the U.S., the post said Wednesday. The return of the 25 from the 615th Engineer Company leaves the post with 10 soldiers remaining on the humanitarian mission to help the...

  • Colorado congressman concerned with Air Force Academy sex assault figures

    Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    The Air Force Academy and its ongoing issues with sexual assault have gained a new watchdog in Congress. Greeley Republican U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, who took office last month after cruising to victory in November's election, says issues of sexual assault at the school have earned his...

  • Fort Carson brigade headed to Kuwait for possible showdown with ISIS

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    As Congress mulls America's war with the Islamic State terror group, more than 4,000 Fort Carson soldiers prepared Thursday to leave for Kuwait, where they will take over as America's largest ground force in the troubled region. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team bid farewell to the post in...

  • Fort Carson helps families prepare for 3rd BCT's deployment to Kuwait

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Soldiers in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team spent the past year in intense training for their deployment this month to Kuwait. The soldiers weren't alone in their preparations. The brigade also spent the past year drilling the families of its more than 4,000 soldiers on skills they will...

  • Fort Carson hospital reforms enacted after investigation into care of mental health patient

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    A mental health patient's audiotaped encounters with Fort Carson doctors led to a sweeping investigation of Evans Army Community Hospital and a series of reforms in patient care, documents obtained by The Gazette show. The Army found that some workers in the hospital's behavioral...

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