The Higher Ground   A look at the military in the Pikes Peak region

F-35 flight restrictions hamstring newest fighter

Jul 16, 2014

The Air Force’s vaunted 5th Generation fighter has a lot in common with...

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VA seeks software fix for scheduling snafus

Jul 16, 2014

Under fire for massive delays in delivering care to veterans, the...

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Green Beret motorcyclists organize ride for charity

Jul 16, 2014

Want to ride like a Green Beret? The Special Forces Motorcycle Club in...

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Academy space telescope idea closer to reality

May 20, 2014

Experiments started at the Air Force Academy a decade ago have grown...

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Space Command debuts GPS signals

May 7, 2014

Air Force Space Command’s Global Positioning System satellites will...

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Service academy bosses talk shop at AFA confab

May 7, 2014

Top leaders of America’s service academies gathered at the Air Force...

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Schriever sergeants lauded

May 7, 2014

Three sergeants at Schriever Air Force Base have recently earned top...

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Peterson’s The Club gets new cooks

May 7, 2014

The Club at Peterson Air Force Base has announced a new team of chefs to...

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Peterson space wing gets Moorman award

May 7, 2014

Peterson Air Force Base’s 21st Space Wing was recently honored with the...

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Life-saving move nets Spririt of Springs award for AFA cadet

May 7, 2014

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach on April 29 honored an Air Force...

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House OKs $109M for construction

May 7, 2014

The House has signed off on $109 million in military construction...

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Guard holds wildfire readiness training

May 7, 2014

The Colorado National Guard trained to deal with wildfires May 3 during...

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Fort Carson engineers get Air Force honor

May 7, 2014

Soldiers in Fort Carson’s 52nd Engineer Battalion were honored by the...

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Cadet headed to France after winning fellowship

May 7, 2014

A Black Forest native and Air Force Academy senior has earned the Gen....

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Buckley sergeant earns chief's stripes

May 7, 2014

Buckley Air Force Base’s Senior Master Sgt. Stephen Santos, a 26-year...

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Aviation brigade boasts 4 battalions

May 7, 2014

Years in the making, Fort Carson’s 4th Combat Aviation Brigade reached...

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Author Wes Moore offers sneak peak of veterans documentary

Apr 30, 2014

Author and Army veteran Wes Moore will be in Colorado Springs Friday for...

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Peterson gets new inspection system

Apr 22, 2014

A Peterson Air Force Base unit became the first in the service to adopt...

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Military housing firm lauded for customer service

Apr 22, 2014

The firm that manages privatized housing on Peterson and Schriever Air...

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Hospice honored for honoring veterans

Apr 22, 2014

A Colorado Springs hospice has been honored by a national group for its...

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Carson plans Piñon confabs

Apr 22, 2014

Two public meetings are planned to discuss planned changes at Fort...

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Cadets take second in mock cyber war

Apr 22, 2014

Air Force Academy cadets earned second place in the 14th annual National...

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Bonfire symbolizes sex assault fight

Apr 22, 2014

Air Force Academy cadets and leaders held an April 17 bonfire to mark...

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Big solar plant in Huachuca plans

Apr 22, 2014

The largest solar array in the military will be constructed at Fort...

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Air Force Academy religion: Lamborn opponents react

Apr 16, 2014

The two men battling Doug Lamborn for his 5th Congressional seat reacted...

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Weather satellite to be controlled by Schriever

Apr 14, 2014

Air Force Space Command had another successful launch earlier this month...

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Peterson names top airmen

Apr 14, 2014

Peterson Air Force Base named its top airmen at a March awards...

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Fort Carson reserve unit to spend year in Texas

Apr 14, 2014

A Fort Carson Army Reserve unit is headed to Texas to support the war in...

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Coast Guard gets deal on new transports: Free

Apr 14, 2014

A fleet of new, but unwanted Air Force transports has found a home with...

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Canadian Air Force shares birthday with Air Force Academy

Apr 14, 2014

April 1 is a popular military birthday on both sides of the northern...

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Academy launches telescope network

Apr 14, 2014

The Air Force Academy cut the ribbon on its first telescope in the...

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50th Space Wing airmen honored

Apr 14, 2014

Schriever Air Force Base’s 50th Force Support Squadron Manpower and...

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Longmont firm's images of Russian troops firm spur invasion worry

Apr 11, 2014

The top American commander in Europe, Air Force Gen. Phil Breedlove has...

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Navy unveils its mach 7 magnetic mangler

Apr 10, 2014

The Navy this week is showing off one of its most secret weapons —...

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New deputy commander has familiar face

Apr 2, 2014

Brig. Gen Randy George has been announced as a new deputy commanding...

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Fort Hood on lockdown amid shooting reports

Apr 2, 2014

Fort Hood, Texas, asked soldiers and civilians to shelter in place...

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Air Force Academy cuts ribbon on telescope site in Chile

Apr 2, 2014

The Air Force Academy cut the ribbon on its first telescope in the...

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AFA professor to give CSPAN lecture

Apr 2, 2014

An Air Force Academy history professor will be lecturing on...

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Petition: Army appearance regs discriminate against black women

Apr 1, 2014

A petition that’s gathered more than 5,700 signatures on the White...

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Army: New limits for tattooed troops

Mar 31, 2014

The Army issued its new appearance regulations for soldiers Monday,...

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Colonel picked for graduation talk

Mar 25, 2014

Retired Air Force Col. James E. Moschgat, has been picked to deliver the...

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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet tours Colorado Springs vets cemetery site

Mar 20, 2014

Democratic U.S. Sen. Sen. Michael Bennet got a gander at the new federal...

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Peterson command gets new general

Mar 20, 2014

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Farnsworth pinned on his star and assumed the title...

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Jacoby: Don’t break what’s working

Mar 20, 2014

In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee in late February,...

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Fort Carson Tricare help center closing

Mar 20, 2014

A help center for Tricare beneficiaries inside Evans Army Community...

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Colorado concert for troops to feature Charlie Daniels

Mar 20, 2014

Old-time country star Charlie Daniels will headline a May 24 concert...

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Air Force secretary wraps up 13-state tour

Mar 20, 2014

The Air Force’s new civilian boss spent her first three weeks on the job...

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Mikey Weinstein enraged by evangelical atheists

Mar 19, 2014

It’s no surprise to get a phone call from a fired-up Mikey...

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Fort Carson cops will stop cars for 'retreat' salute

Mar 10, 2014

After a soldier’s “selfie” portrait caused Internet...

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Fort Carson: Secret punishment for soldier's selfie

Mar 7, 2014

The punishment of a Fort Carson soldier, who caused internet outrage...

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Space Foundation honors GPS airmen

Mar 5, 2014

Airmen who run the military’s Global Positioning System will receive the...

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IED-fighters to keep working after war

Mar 5, 2014

The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization will exist...

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Chandler: Army still strong despite cuts

Mar 5, 2014

The Army’s top enlisted soldier says his branch of service remains...

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Air Force launches new GPS bird

Mar 5, 2014

The Air Force successfully launched a new Global Position System...

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Pentagon prepares for full Afghanistan pullout

Feb 25, 2014

The Pentagon said Tuesday that it is readying to pull all American...

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Obama awards 24 Medals of Honor

Feb 21, 2014

President Barack Obama on March 18 will award 24 troops who earlier...

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Peterson firefighters training today

Feb 18, 2014

Firefighters at Peterson Air Force base will be honing their skills by...

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Local Canadian Forces celebrate the guys with the gear

Feb 18, 2014

A small group that keeps local Canadian troops supplied celebrated the...

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Fort Carson lauded by EPA for energy policy

Feb 18, 2014

Fort Carson was lauded recently for leading the nation in clean energy...

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Former 3rd ACR boss McMaster gets third star

Feb 18, 2014

The former commander of the 3rd Armored cavalry Regiment, who took the...

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Air Force Academy names distinguished grads

Feb 18, 2014

The Air Force Academy has added two names to its roster of distinguished...

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Soldiers must move up or out faster, Army says

Feb 10, 2014

The Army recently released new standards for how long some enlisted...

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Air Force Academy boss Johnson joins Twitter

Feb 10, 2014

The Air Force Academy’s top general is now on Twitter. The general...

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Wartime expedient will stick around in peace

Feb 6, 2014

Conceived as a wartime experiment, the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force will...

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Fire training today at Peterson could distract drivers

Feb 6, 2014

Firefighters at Peterson Air Force base will be honing their skill by...

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Udall pushes website to protect vets

Feb 4, 2014

Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Mark Udall wants veterans to use a new consumer...

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Country stars encourage care for troops, vets

Feb 4, 2014

Top country music stars are joining with military charities in a program...

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Battery fix extends life of GPS satellites

Feb 4, 2014

Global Positioning System satellites could last longer thanks to a...

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Brigade to families: Don't send porn, Nerf guns to troops

Jan 29, 2014

Leaders Fort Carson’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team took to Facebook...

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Air Force Academy makes Princeton Review list

Jan 28, 2014

The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs easily made the Princeton...

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Mike Farrell headlines AFA character symposium

Jan 24, 2014

Human rights activist and actor Mike Farrell will speak at the Air Force...

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Super Bowl party for Carson troops offers beer pong, without beer

Jan 21, 2014

Fort Carson soldiers in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, will get a big Super Bowl...

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Pink shoes and purple phones now cool with Mother Blue

Jan 21, 2014

The Air Force changed uniform regulations Tuesday in a nod to...

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What ever happened to Maj. Gen. Joe Anderson?

Jan 16, 2014

Ever wondered what happened to Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, former...

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Volunteers to host Fort Carson clothing swap on Sunday

Jan 15, 2014

If you’re a Colorado Springs military spouse in need of a new...

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Udall: Stop cheating on nuclear missile crew tests

Jan 15, 2014

Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Mark Udall issued a rapid response after the...

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Gold Star moms, wives to hold awareness-raising "Zumbathon"

Jan 15, 2014

Local Gold Star moms and wives are teaming up to host a...

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Schriever officer under scrutiny in widening drug probe

Jan 13, 2014

A Schriever Air Force Base officer is one of ten under scrutiny in a...

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Academy airman acquitted in sexual assault case

Jan 13, 2014

An Air Force Academy airman was acquitted by a court-martial panel in a...

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Pair of Colorado Springs airmen seeing stars

Jan 9, 2014

Two Colorado Springs Air Force colonels made the most recent promotion...

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Hagel heads to Wyoming amid nuke questions

Jan 8, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is set to stop at Wyoming’s F.E....

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Academy graduate killed in England crash

Jan 8, 2014

A 2008 Air Force academy graduate was killed in a Tuesday helicopter...

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Academy gearing up for 60th anniversary rites

Jan 8, 2014

April 1 will mark 60 years since President Dwight Eisenhower signed...

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Nominations open for Military Spouse of the Year award

Jan 7, 2014

Nominations are now open for Military Spouse magazine’s 2014...

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Denver VA to host benefits meetings in rural Colorado

Jan 7, 2014

The Denver VA Regional Office will host a series of town-hall meetings...

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Air Force Academy airman to face court martial for sexual assault Monday

Jan 3, 2014

An airman assigned to the Air Force Academy’s 10th Security Forces...

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Deployment schedule means change in disbandment for Fort Carson brigades

Dec 30, 2013

The Army will disband the 4th Infantry Division’s 2nd Brigade...

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NORAD Santa trackers crack record

Dec 27, 2013

Santa Trackers for the North American Aerospace Defense Command fielded...

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Air Force: Airmen must improve command climate

Dec 26, 2013

The Air Force this week announced that airmen will be judged on how they...

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Duffleblog takes on NORAD's Santa Trackers

Dec 23, 2013

The world’s strongest aerospace defense organization should be...

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Bye Bye B-52G -- last of big bombers scrapped

Dec 23, 2013

The Air Force sawed the tail off its last B-52G bomber at Barksdale Air...

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Navy boss calls for reforms after case involving Peterson officer

Dec 20, 2013

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Friday called for reforms to the...

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Heads up: Peterson Air Force Base to conduct live-fire training exercises this evening

Dec 18, 2013

Commuters traveling on Powers and those who live by the airport...

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Mil fams: Last-minute deadline for mailing overseas care packages is TODAY!

Dec 17, 2013

If you have a service member overseas and haven’t yet mailed his...

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BAH to rise by $100+ each month for many Colorado Springs-stationed troops

Dec 17, 2013

Many Colorado Springs-stationed troops will receive an extra $100 or...

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Shutdown? Military smashes October recruiting numbers

Dec 16, 2013

Despite nearly two weeks of government shutdown and budgetary chaos for...

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NORAD: If there's a miltary conspiracy, Santa's in on it

Dec 16, 2013

There’s a flap going about the North American Aerospace Defense...

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Army general named new boss of sex assault prevention program

Dec 16, 2013

Another Army general will lead the Pentagon’s Sexual Assault...

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Terminally ill Army wife raises $20k, maybe be able to receive 3 months of treatment

Dec 14, 2013

A Colorado Springs Army wife dying of a rare genetic disorder now has...

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Military teen wants to help others, not amass presents, this holiday season

Dec 10, 2013

In October I had the pleasure of covering the third-annual...

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