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COLORADO MILITARY BLOG | A look at the military around Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region

Colorado Springs native completes tour as Color Sergeant of the Marine Corps
Colorado Springs native completes tour as Color Sergeant of the Marine Corps

By: Tony Peck - 0 Thu, Apr 5, 2018

Marine Corps Sgt. Kenneth Newton - a Colorado Springs native - will complete his tour as the 37th Color Sergeant of the Marine Corps during an April 6...

Defense Department awards universities $169 million in research funding
Defense Department awards universities $169 million in research funding

By: Tony Peck - 0 Tue, Apr 3, 2018

University researchers across the country are set to receive $169 million in federal funding for basic research in a variety of military related...

Fort Carson unit remembers Vietnam veterans in Wednesday memorial
Fort Carson unit remembers Vietnam veterans in Wednesday memorial

By: Tony Peck - 0 Tue, Mar 20, 2018

The 4th Infantry Division will host a memorial ceremony Wednesday in honor of Vietnam veterans who fought in the Battle of Suoi Tre, the unit...

Mattis plays diplomat the week Rex Tillerson is fired
Mattis plays diplomat the week Rex Tillerson is fired

By: Tony Peck - 0 Fri, Mar 16, 2018

As the State Department reels from the chaotic exit of boss Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary James Mattis continues to play diplomat with foreign...

Defense Department releases new report on women in the military
Defense Department releases new report on women in the military

By: Tony Peck - 0 Wed, Mar 14, 2018

A recent government report on women in the military provided the Defense Secretary recommendations across a range of topics – mid-career retention of...

Iconic jets scheduled for Air Force Academy flyover Thursday
Iconic jets scheduled for Air Force Academy flyover Thursday

By: Tony Peck - 0 Thu, Mar 8, 2018

Two iconic Air Force jets are scheduled to fly over the Air Force Academy on Thursday as freshmen begin their recognition as upper-class cadets, said...

Rural veterans now able to seek therapy through their telephones
Rural veterans now able to seek therapy through their telephones

By: Tony Peck - 0 Tue, Mar 6, 2018

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced on Tuesday its newest pilot mental health option for veterans, a telephone-based program for rural...

Defense Department looks to slow down biological clock and extend
Defense Department looks to slow down biological clock and extend "golden hour" for wounded soldiers

By: Tony Peck - 0 Mon, Mar 5, 2018

The Defense Department’s top research agency is looking for ways to slow the biological clock in wounded soldiers to extend the golden hour, according...

Buckley pilots suit up for long weekend of flying
Buckley pilots suit up for long weekend of flying

By: Tony Peck - 0 Wed, Feb 28, 2018

Fighter pilots from Buckley Air Force Base are preparing for a long weekend as they suit up for four days of intense training, according to a Wednesday...

New partnership hopes to chip away at veteran suicide numbers
New partnership hopes to chip away at veteran suicide numbers

By: Tony Peck - 0 Tue, Feb 27, 2018

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Tuesday that it would partner with the Cohen Veterans Network to bolster support for veterans with mental...

Full-page ad features bipartisan opposition to Trump's transgender ban
Full-page ad features bipartisan opposition to Trump's transgender ban

By: Tony Peck - 0 Mon, Feb 26, 2018

Advocacy groups spoke out against President Trump’s stance on transgender military service in a full-page ad in USA Today on Monday. Lesbian, gay,...

VA Chief of Staff steps down following inspector general investigation
VA Chief of Staff steps down following inspector general investigation

By: - 0 Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Department of Veteran Affairs Chief of Staff Vivieca Wright Simpson retired on Friday following the release of last weeks inspector general report,...

Fort Carson hosts job fair for transitioning military
Fort Carson hosts job fair for transitioning military

By: Tony Peck - 0 Tue, Feb 20, 2018

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center and partners from the Army and Air Force will be hosting a job fair for transitioning military at Fort Carson on...

U.S. Representative calls for resignation of VA Secretary Shulkin
U.S. Representative calls for resignation of VA Secretary Shulkin

By: Tony Peck - 0 Wed, Feb 14, 2018

Another misstep by the Department of Veterans Affairs was revealed on Wednesday when a VA Office of Inspector General report concluded that Secretary...

Newest Navy prototype is an unmanned submarine hunter
Newest Navy prototype is an unmanned submarine hunter

By: Tony Peck - 0 Tue, Feb 13, 2018

The Navy’s newest surface vessel is a prototype submarine hunter that can travel thousands of miles for months at a time. All without a single crew...

New partnership hopes to tackle military suicides
New partnership hopes to tackle military suicides

By: Tony Peck - 0 Tue, Feb 13, 2018

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention announced a new partnership with the Defense Department and Department of Veterans Affairs which aims to...

Army warns of scammers pretending to be soldiers online
Army warns of scammers pretending to be soldiers online

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Feb 9, 2018

In what's become an annual Valentines Day warning, the Army's Criminal Investigation Command is advising the lovelorn and troops about Internet...

Defense Department unveils
Defense Department unveils "Know Your Military" campaign

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Feb 7, 2018

In Colorado Springs, home to 80,000 veterans and another 40,000 active-duty troops, the Pentagon's latest public relations push may seem a bit silly....

Defense Department offers big reward for new technologies to use underground
Defense Department offers big reward for new technologies to use underground

By: Tony Peck - 0 Tue, Feb 6, 2018

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants researchers to head down the hole with a project that explores novel ways for the military to...

Navy's new sub program at risk of delays
Navy's new sub program at risk of delays

By: Tony Peck - 0 Mon, Feb 5, 2018

Possible delays in critical technologies could postpone the roll-out of the Navy’s new Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine. The Navy’s newest...

Military, with large contribution from Colorado Springs, set to protect the skies over Super Bowl 52
Military, with large contribution from Colorado Springs, set to protect the skies over Super Bowl 52

By: Tony Peck - 0 Sun, Feb 4, 2018

On Sunday it won’t just be football teams suiting up for kickoff. Men and women from the U.S. and Canadian Air Forces are prepared to defend the...

Formation of historic aircraft set to flyover Super Bowl LII opening ceremonies
Formation of historic aircraft set to flyover Super Bowl LII opening ceremonies

By: Tony Peck - 0 Fri, Feb 2, 2018

On Sunday, before Super Bowl LII kicks off, four historic warplanes will perform a flyover to a television audience of millions. During the game’s...

New VA tool helps veterans to upgrade discharge conditions
New VA tool helps veterans to upgrade discharge conditions

By: Tony Peck - 0 Thu, Feb 1, 2018

The Department of Veterans Affairs has released a new online tool that will allow veterans to upgrade or change their military discharge. The...

Fort Carson hosts Tricare meeting for beneficiaries
Fort Carson hosts Tricare meeting for beneficiaries

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Fort Carson will host a meeting next week to go over changes to the military's Tricare health insurance benefit. Tricare has been a target for...

Tom Roeder bio:

Tom Roeder is the Gazette's senior military editor. In Colorado Springs since 2003, Tom covers seven military installations in Colorado, including five in the Pikes Peak region. His main job, though, is being dad to two great kids

Tony Peck bio:

Tony Peck is an intern covering the military for the Gazette. Tony served in the Marine Corps, deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. He recently graduated with a masters in history from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.