• General: 'A hard path' to modernizing military computing

    Updated: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    The first step in reconfiguring the Defense Department's tangled computer networks came and went last fall with the highest honor for a technology change. "No one noticed," Air Force Gen. John Hyten told a crowd of 2,000 during the 2015 Cyberspace Symposium at The Broadmoor. Hyten...

  • Political rivals put aside differences in support of Fort Carson

    Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Threatened cuts at Fort Carson brought political differences crashing down Tuesday night as rival politicians joined forces to plead with the Pentagon to spare the post. Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, stood with Senate President Bill Cadman, a Colorado Springs Republican, at the...

  • Keep Carson Strong meeting may draw hundreds in support of post

    Updated: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    As the Pentagon rolled out a 2016 budget proposal that includes an additional $25 billion in spending, local military boosters spent Monday drumming up opposition to proposed cuts at Fort Carson. The proposed increase in defense spending, taking the Pentagon budget to $585 billion,...

  • AFA: Cadet dies in weekend skiing incident

    Updated: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    A weekend of celebration turned tragic for the Air Force Academy after a freshman cadet died in a skiing accident during a gathering for airmen at a Summit County resort. Cadet John "Jack" Lindsey was pronounced dead by the Summit County coroner after a Saturday incident, the academy...

  • Missing Colorado Springs hikers OK after night on mountain

    Updated: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    Two hikers from Colorado Springs were found safe Sunday after a chilly night on La Plata Peak in Chaffee County. Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze said a search for Israel Valdovinos and Danial Schreither began Saturday night after family members reported them overdue. Chaffee...

  • Bicyclist killed in Powers Boulevard crash

    Updated: Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    A bicyclist was hit and killed on Powers Boulevard early Monday morning, the Colorado State Patrol said. The 12:40 a.m. crash happened at Palmer Park and Powers boulevards. Troopers say the bicyclist, a 28-year-old man from North Dakota whose name was not released, crossed Powers in...

  • Alcohol redefined as 'weapon' in sexual assault cases by prosecutors, military officials

    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    The alcohol - rum, vodka, wine and hard cider - listed in the latest allegation of sexual assault between Air Force Academy cadets is being viewed in a new way by the military and civilian prosecutors. Alcohol for years has been seen as a contributing factor in rapes, and it is...

  • Two join elite ranks of Air Force Academy permanent professors

    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    It's a rank so rare that fewer than 100 people in the Air Force have worn its emblems since the service was founded in 1947. The leaders who hold it - including two recent additions - command no large units, but they can hold their job as long as they like and get promoted when they...

  • Wife of former Fort Carson officer steps her way to Army volunteer award

    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Jennifer Antonia didn't know she was walking her way toward a top Army honor while her husband was in Iraq. The wife of retired Col. Bruce Antonia, former Fort Carson chief of staff, she earned the Army's Mary E. Walker Award for volunteer service. She earned it in steps. "I was...

  • New commander named for Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division

    Updated: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    Soldiers in Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division will see a familiar face when a new boss takes command this year. The Pentagon announced Friday that Maj. Gen. Ryan F. Gonsalves will replace Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera as Fort Carson's top general. LaCamera's next assignment has not...

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