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High Ground: A first for enlisted Air Force pilots since World War II
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Jul 7, 2016

The Air Force on Thursday committed to training the first enlisted pilots to wear wings on their uniforms since World War II.

The enlisted...

'Thanks Obama' -- Internet trolls blame president for Thunderbird crash
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Jun 13, 2016

While the investigation into the cause of an Air Force Thunderbirds crash in Colorado Springs is ongoing, the Internet has already found someone to...

Bill would increase death benefit for some veterans
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Jun 10, 2016

A House measure from Colorado Springs U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn would give all veterans the same $747 death benefit that's only given to vets who die in...

Pentagon says 19 strikes hit Syria, Iraq on Thursday
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Jun 10, 2016

The Air Force and Navy were busy overnight slamming targets in Iraq and Syria as part of the effort to uproot Islamic State terrorists.


Jokers find the funny in Thunderbird crash near Colorado Springs
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Jun 8, 2016

Six days after an F-16 crash in Colorado Springs, the wags are out.
The Air Force Thunderbird went down in a field south of the Colorado...

McCain disavows Northern Command plan as he takes more fire
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Jun 7, 2016

Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain is taking fire from a Republican rival over an idea he's now renounced to combine U.S. Northern Command in Colorado...

Pentagon picks Air Force Academy graduate to lead the Air Force
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Apr 26, 2016

The Pentagon picked a familiar face to lead the Air Force on Tuesday. Gen. David Goldfein, now serving as the service's No. 2 officer will take over...

The coolest swag at the 2016 Space Symposium
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Apr 13, 2016

One of the silent space races at the Space Symposium is the battle for swag.

Model rockets, pens, candy hats, T-shirts compete with miniature...

GalaxyFest wins the day at Space Symposium
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Apr 13, 2016

Boeing is giving away free coffee. Aerojet has a full selection of rocket motors on display.

United Launch Alliance hauled in a 50-foot...

Colorado spaceport closer to reality
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Space tourists are a step closer to rocketing to orbit from a spaceport east of Denver, a leader of the effort said Tuesday at the Space Symposium in...

The calm before Space Symposium storm
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Cyber Monday at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs is usually the calm before the storm. Computer-aimed registrants gather in secure conference...