• New hours for Fort Carson soldiers with winter fully upon us

    Updated: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    An early December Tuesday was like any other winter morning at Fort Carson. Thousands of soldiers shuffled into the pre-dawn darkness, shivering in their gray-and-black sweatsuits. Light calisthenics came at 6:30 a.m. before a frigid jaunt down McGrath Avenue. Platoons of troops...

  • Navy needs entries for USS Colorado submarine's logo contest

    Updated: Sun, Jan 4, 2015

    The Navy is looking for a few good artists to design the ship's crest for the new USS Colorado submarine. The commissioning committee is running a contest through March 1 
and asking artists to submit their best work to grace the state's Navy namesake. Construction of the Colorado, a...

  • Book tells story of Fort Carson family's recovery after sons' death

    Updated: Sun, Jan 4, 2015

    It may be a best-seller, but to Mark and Carol Graham, it started as a nightmare. The former Fort Carson commander and his bride lost both their sons - one to the war in Iraq and one to the war in his head. "We had so much sorrow," Carol Graham said. "The Invisible Front," a...

  • Pot use among soldiers in Colorado, Washington is down, study shows

    Updated: Thu, Jan 1, 2015

    Fewer soldiers are testing positive for marijuana in two states where recreational use of the drug is legal, an Army study of the issue obtained by The Gazette has found. The change in Washington and Colorado, where legal pot is available near large Army bases, is small. But it's the...

  • AFA cadets' work for NASA helps launch careers

    Updated: Sun, Dec 28, 2014

    The NASA Orion spacecraft that saw its first orbital test flight this month owes a measure of its success to cadets. Without years of work at the Air Force Academy, what went up might not come down with all its passengers, pieces and parts. "All of that was accomplished in our wind...

  • NORAD ready for busy Christmas Eve of Santa tracking

    Updated: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    Santa tracking has gone fully mobile for 2014, the experts at North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs report. When they fire up the tracking devices at noradsanta.org, kids will be able to get the latest updates on the jolly old elf's coordinates on smartphones,...

  • Colorado Springs woman recalls days as British codebreaker ahead of film

    Published: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    Barbara Saks thought her biggest brush with fame at Bletchley Park was befriending the man who would later be the father of Olivia Newton-John. Life at the World War II British code-breaking station was as secretive as it was dull. Saks took pages of numbers, translated them into...

  • Fort Carson's 10th Combat Support Hospital gets new commander

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    The new boss of Fort Carson's 10th Combat Support Hospital will rely on old lessons to keep her 370-soldier unit ready for war. Col. Kimberly Aiello took charge of the hospital unit this month from Col. James Andrews, who is moving to a post at the Defense Health Agency. She said a...

  • AFA's Wings of Blue parachute team vying for yet another national championship

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    As college bowl games hit full swing, Air Force will vie for its 35th national championship. Wings of Blue, the academy's parachute team, on Saturday jumped into the Idaho Potato Bowl - featuring the Falcons - and will also leap into the Dec. 31 Orange Bowl and the Jan. 2 Cactus...

  • Lamborn: Deal brokered to restart Aurora VA hospital work

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has reached an interim agreement to put construction crews back on the job at its troubled Aurora hospital project. The four-month deal is worth an estimated $220 million and could see workers return to the Colfax Avenue project Monday, U.S. Rep....