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

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.