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‘I thought I was done’: George H.W. Bush faced death at 20 during WWII
‘I thought I was done’: George H.W. Bush faced death at 20 during WWII

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Just one day after his wife was buried, former president George H.W. Bush contracted an infection that spread to his blood and was hospitalized. On...

Injured U.S. military veteran gets world's first penis and scrotum transplant
Injured U.S. military veteran gets world's first penis and scrotum transplant

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WASHINGTON — A veteran who lost his genitals from a blast in Afghanistan has received the world's most extensive penis transplant, and doctors said...

Changes in military space put Colorado Springs at
Changes in military space put Colorado Springs at "epicenter" of revolution, leaders say

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Radical changes in how the military views space, a new system for rapidly purchasing cutting-edge technologies and a push to mine small businesses for...

Colorado teachers get look at Marine Corps boot camp
Colorado teachers get look at Marine Corps boot camp

By: Tony Peck - 0 Sun, Apr 22, 2018

SAN DIEGO - Teachers, coaches and mentors from Colorado and Wyoming spent a week at boot camp this month for the 2018 Marine Corps Educators Workshop....

Military Update: Exchanges battle merger plans
Military Update: Exchanges battle merger plans

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Defense Department officials want Congress to include in its fiscal 2019 defense policy bill new authorities to execute its plan to merge the Defense...

Colorado Springs area military events starting April 22, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sun, Apr 22, 2018

THROUGH NOVEMBER "Trenches to Treaties: World War I in Remembrance" - 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., $5, $4...

Peterson's 302nd Airlift Wing demonstrates firefighting prowess ahead of training trip
Peterson's 302nd Airlift Wing demonstrates firefighting prowess ahead of training trip

By: Tony Peck - 0 Sat, Apr 21, 2018

The 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base showcased its firefighting capabilities Friday before the unit heads west to train for its 25th...

Schriever adding 150 troops as Colorado Springs base expands satellite role
Schriever adding 150 troops as Colorado Springs base expands satellite role

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Schriever Air Force Base will add nearly 150 workers as Air Force Space Command assumes wider control over the military's satellites. The new faces...

Fort Carson helicopter brigade heading to Middle East, Europe
Fort Carson helicopter brigade heading to Middle East, Europe

By: Tony Peck - 0 Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Fort Carson's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade will split its 2,800 soldiers between the Middle East and Europe in the coming months, marking the highest...

Army enlisting 'nano-satellites' to fight wars in space
Army enlisting 'nano-satellites' to fight wars in space

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Breadbox-sized satellites that can be launched on a moment's notice are part of Army plans to win a war on the ground even as battles rage in space....

She wore a dinosaur puppet during a military oath. It got her and a colonel removed from the job.
She wore a dinosaur puppet during a military oath. It got her and a colonel removed from the job.

By: - 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

It’s unclear why Master Sgt. Robin Brown, a public affairs officer with the Tennessee Air National Guard, recited her oath of re-enlistment last week...

Air Force leaders say they're the right force for space
Air Force leaders say they're the right force for space

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Apr 18, 2018

While the Air Force wouldn't take direct aim at Trump administration trial balloons about creating a new military branch for space, leaders Tuesday...

Air Force Academy south gate open following false alarm 'security incident'
Air Force Academy south gate open following false alarm 'security incident'

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Wed, Apr 18, 2018

The South Gate at the U.S. Air Force Academy is closed because of a “security incident.” The nature of the incident has not been disclosed....

High winds disrupt Space Symposium festivities in Colorado Springs
High winds disrupt Space Symposium festivities in Colorado Springs

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Apr 17, 2018

High winds disrupted festivities at the Space Symposium Tuesday after damage to a tent loaded with vendor booths.  ​The pavillion outside...

Trump administration aiming high in space exploration, Pence says at Space Symposium
Trump administration aiming high in space exploration, Pence says at Space Symposium

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence told a Colorado Springs crowd Monday that America will reach new heights in space under the Trump administration, including a...

Live coverage: Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the 34th annual Space Symposium
Live coverage: Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the 34th annual Space Symposium

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 16, 2018

President Donald Trump created a buzz before this week's Space Symposium by lending his support to the idea of a separate military branch for satellite...

Debate over separate space force in spotlight at Space Symposium
Debate over separate space force in spotlight at Space Symposium

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Apr 16, 2018

President Donald Trump created a buzz before this week's Space Symposium by lending his support to the idea of a separate military branch for satellite...

Colorado officials await Army's chemical-weapons destruction plan for Pueblo depot
Colorado officials await Army's chemical-weapons destruction plan for Pueblo depot

By: Tom Ramstack - 0 Sun, Apr 15, 2018

Colorado's state and federal political leaders are cautiously optimistic the Army will avoid new hazards as it switches to a new process for destroying...

A prescription for some shut-eye: New sleep clinic opens at Fort Carson
A prescription for some shut-eye: New sleep clinic opens at Fort Carson

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Apr 15, 2018

A group of military leaders from the Pikes Peak region gathered at Fort Carson this week to celebrate the Pentagon's latest combat tool - sleep. With...

Military Update: Pain alone can now be VA claim
Military Update: Pain alone can now be VA claim

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 15, 2018

Lawyers at the nonprofit National Veterans Legal Services Program had been screening Board of Veterans' Appeals decisions for years, looking for just...

The Latest: UN council rejects Russia resolution on Syria
The Latest: UN council rejects Russia resolution on Syria

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

WASHINGTON — The Latest on U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria (all times local): 9:20 a.m. The Pentagon says the U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria...

Colorado Springs area military events starting April 15, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Military-related events in and around Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs area military events starting April 8, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Fri, Apr 13, 2018

THROUGH NOVEMBER "Trenches to Treaties: World War I in Remembrance" - 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., $5, $4...

Lawmakers move to protect Carson
Lawmakers move to protect Carson

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Colorado's congressional delegation and Gov. John Hickenlooper have sent a letter urging the Army to keep Fort Carson's 2nd Brigade Combat Team in town...

Honored for his valor, Fort Carson soldier details pain of victory
Honored for his valor, Fort Carson soldier details pain of victory

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

At 6-foot-4, Fort Carson Sgt. Ricky Beckles is a tower of chiseled muscle who looks like he could stop a tank with his pinkie finger. But receiving...

Colorado Springs defense contractor Polaris Alpha plans major expansion, including Denver
Colorado Springs defense contractor Polaris Alpha plans major expansion, including Denver

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Defense contractor Polaris Alpha LLC on Wednesday announced plans to add 450 employees by 2026 and build or lease 100,000 square feet of office space...

Trump says missiles ‘will be coming’ to Syria, taunts Russia for vowing to block them
Trump says missiles ‘will be coming’ to Syria, taunts Russia for vowing to block them

By: - 0 Wed, Apr 11, 2018

WASHINGTON — Defying Russian warnings against U.S. military strikes in Syria, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that missiles "will be coming" in...

Pacific's top Air Force commander to take helm of NORAD and Northern Command in Colorado Springs
Pacific's top Air Force commander to take helm of NORAD and Northern Command in Colorado Springs

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Apr 11, 2018

The top Air Force officer in the Pacific will lead U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs after a...

Kremlin backers warn of threat of war with US as Syria tensions rise
Kremlin backers warn of threat of war with US as Syria tensions rise

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 10, 2018

MOSCOW - In the Kremlin's telling, this is a country under siege. The United States is considering strikes on Russian ally Bashar Assad in Syria,...

Trump threatens Syria strike, cancels summit travel
Trump threatens Syria strike, cancels summit travel

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 10, 2018

WASHINGTON — After threatening a military strike against Syria, President Donald Trump on Tuesday cancelled plans to travel to South America later this...

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