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Coming Sunday:  VA's shortcomings proved deadly for Marine vet suffering from PTSD
Coming Sunday: VA's shortcomings proved deadly for Marine vet suffering from PTSD

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Those who knew him best say he was the epitome of what a Marine should be. Then PTSD took a deadly toll on Noah Harter. The son of a career Air Force...

Peterson Air Force Base marks string of birthdays
Peterson Air Force Base marks string of birthdays

By: Tom Roeder - 0 10 hr ago

Peterson Air Force held a birthday party last week where the participants got to pick the celebrated age. Like 25? You can celebrate the silver...

Tom Philpott: Trump's budget hits active duty, veterans
Tom Philpott: Trump's budget hits active duty, veterans

By: - 0 10 hr ago

President Trump's first budget request embraces many Obama administration ideas to dampen military compensation growth. It would cap the next military...

Colorado Springs area military events starting May 28, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 11 hr ago

Military events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning May 28, 2017.

A sister uses her gifts to send messages to fallen soldier
A sister uses her gifts to send messages to fallen soldier

By: - 0 Yesterday

NEENAH, Wis. — She begins each time by sharpening her tools, with the sound of metal on metal echoing through the sunlit old house she calls both home...

Once at risk of extinction, iconic A-10 Warthog plane lives on
Once at risk of extinction, iconic A-10 Warthog plane lives on

By: - 0 Yesterday

WASHINGTON — The Warthog is sitting pretty. Once on the brink of forced retirement, the A-10 attack plane with the ungainly shape and odd nickname...

Fort Carson's fallen honored at Mountain Post Warrior Memorial ceremony
Fort Carson's fallen honored at Mountain Post Warrior Memorial ceremony

By: Erin Prater - 0 Thu, May 25, 2017

Memorial Day weekend is exhausting for Victoria Nevins. It's not the commute from Denver to events in Colorado Springs. It's not the running from...

Trump blasts 'chronic underpayments' at NATO, calls on member nations to pay 'fair share'
Trump blasts 'chronic underpayments' at NATO, calls on member nations to pay 'fair share'

By: - 0 Thu, May 25, 2017

President Trump on Thursday told NATO members they must "contribute their fair share" so the alliance can focus on ways to fight terrorism and deal...

Their son died at Marine Corps boot camp. Now they have a message for other recruits
Their son died at Marine Corps boot camp. Now they have a message for other recruits

By: - 0 Thu, May 25, 2017

In a dark room of bunk beds at Marine Corps boot camp came a cry for help: “Recruit down! Recruit down!” Zachary Boland, 18, was convulsing...

Trump budget would boost Colorado Springs defense programs
Trump budget would boost Colorado Springs defense programs

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, May 24, 2017

The Pentagon on Tuesday released details on the Trump administration's proposed $54 billion hike in defense spending, including proposals that boost...

Thunderbirds take flight in Colorado Springs this week, expect a great show and I-25 traffic delays
Thunderbirds take flight in Colorado Springs this week, expect a great show and I-25 traffic delays

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, May 23, 2017

A year after their annual Air Force Academy graduation show ended in a crash, the Air Force Thunderbirds will return to the skies over Colorado Springs...

Pricey flights on historic B-17 offered this weekend in Colorado Springs
Pricey flights on historic B-17 offered this weekend in Colorado Springs

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Tue, May 23, 2017

Pilot Ray Fowler calls it the "ultimate history lesson." Fowler will take passengers on his restored World War II B-17 this weekend for short flights...

Colorado highway named for Blue Angel pilot killed in crash
Colorado highway named for Blue Angel pilot killed in crash

By: - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

DURANGO — A Blue Angel pilot who died in a crash before a Tennessee air show is being honored in his native Colorado. Workers put up memorial signs...

Michelle Johnson: Diversity of force shown in Air Force Academy Class of 2017
Michelle Johnson: Diversity of force shown in Air Force Academy Class of 2017

By: - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

In events throughout the Pikes Peak region over the past week, our community celebrated Armed Forces Week, where we paid tribute to the men and women...

Services required to report plans to accept new transgender troops

By: - 0 Sun, May 21, 2017

In the months after her daughter was born, Jo Roby faced a serious dilemma: She wanted to provide her infant daughter with breast milk, but Frontier...

Fort Carson lauds 6K volunteers
Fort Carson lauds 6K volunteers

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, May 20, 2017

Fort Carson isn't just the region's biggest military post. It is also the biggest volunteer agency. The post is honoring its legion of 6,000...

Colorado Springs area military events starting May 21, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, May 20, 2017

Military events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning May 21, 2017.

ISIS, Al Qaeda use Trump to rally Jihadis
ISIS, Al Qaeda use Trump to rally Jihadis

By: - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

As President Trump embarks on a nine-day trip to meet with U.S. allies in the Middle East, counterterrorism officials and experts say ISIS and al Qaeda...

Eulogists: Cadet's heart led him to Air Force Academy, skydiving
Eulogists: Cadet's heart led him to Air Force Academy, skydiving

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, May 18, 2017

Cadet Kaleb Estes didn't let much slow him down. Mourners at a Thursday memorial service for the senior cadet remembered how he came back from an...

Memorial service Thursday for Air Force Academy cadet killed in skydiving accident
Memorial service Thursday for Air Force Academy cadet killed in skydiving accident

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, May 18, 2017

The Air Force Academy plans a Thursday memorial for a senior cadet killed in an Ellicott skydiving accident. Kaleb Estes died May 7 during a...

Report: Nearly a fifth of troops booted for misconduct had PTSD or TBI
Report: Nearly a fifth of troops booted for misconduct had PTSD or TBI

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, May 18, 2017

About a fifth of U.S. troops kicked out of the military since 2011 had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress or brain injuries, a report by the...

Air Force Academy graduate Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria will return to lead school
Air Force Academy graduate Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria will return to lead school

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, May 18, 2017

A fighter pilot who graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1985 will return to lead the school, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Jay...

Replica of Vietnam Memorial Wall making stop at Colorado Springs church
Replica of Vietnam Memorial Wall making stop at Colorado Springs church

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, May 18, 2017

A traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is coming to a Colorado Springs church Thursday and will be on display through the weekend....

Chelsea Manning 'looking forward to so much' after release
Chelsea Manning 'looking forward to so much' after release

By: - 0 Wed, May 17, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, spared by presidential clemency from the rest of a 35-year prison term for giving classified materials to...

Ticket giveaway Wednesday for Air Force Academy graduation
Ticket giveaway Wednesday for Air Force Academy graduation

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, May 17, 2017

Free tickets to the Air Force Academy's May 24 graduation rites will be given to the public Wednesday. The graduation of about 1,000 academy seniors...

US: Syria is burning bodies to hide proof of mass killings
US: Syria is burning bodies to hide proof of mass killings

By: - 0 Tue, May 16, 2017

WASHINGTON — In a move aimed at ratcheting up pressure on Russia to push the Syrian government into peace talks with rebels, the United States has...

Like their fathers and grandfathers, Fort Carson troops head for training in Germany
Like their fathers and grandfathers, Fort Carson troops head for training in Germany

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

For Lt. Col. Bo Dennis, boarding a plane to Germany for Army training meant following in his father's footsteps Monday. Dennis' battalion sent more...

Tom Philpott: Pentagon expected to launch pay review
Tom Philpott: Pentagon expected to launch pay review

By: - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

By year's end, the Department of Defense expects to launch its 13th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation, which will assess the pros and cons of...

Wilburn Ross, who received Medal of Honor for heroism in WWII, dies at 94
Wilburn Ross, who received Medal of Honor for heroism in WWII, dies at 94

By: - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

Retired Master Sgt. Wilburn K. Ross, an Army machine-gunner who received the Medal of Honor for single-handedly fighting back eight German...

Colorado Springs student wins national Young Marine of the Year title
Colorado Springs student wins national Young Marine of the Year title

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

A 17-year-old high school junior from Colorado Springs has been named National Young Marine of the Year. Angel Luiz Orozco, a junior at Sierra High...

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