• Top sergeant gives Air Force Academy cadets a lesson in leadership

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    The Air Force Academy's 4,000 cadets got a stark leadership lesson from a sergeant on Thursday. "It's not about you," Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody told cadets gathered for the start of the school's annual National Character and Leadership Symposium. Cody, the Air...

  • Sunshine will help melt snow in Colorado Springs, but more snow is coming

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Once again, Jack Frost is being a tease. A brief respite of sunshine Tuesday only precludes yet another snow-laden cold front moving into the Pikes Peak region Wednesday, say forecasters. This, after last week's springlike days followed by the weekend's powder dump. Monument saw...

  • Lamborn pledges support of military installations in Colorado Springs speech

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    In an annual address to area business leaders, Colorado Springs U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn pledged to block attempts to close bases and to continue his efforts to grow the Pentagon budget. Lamborn, a Republican who was re-elected to a fifth term in November, blasted President Barack Obama...

  • 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...

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