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World War II veteran makes unexpected stop in Colorado Springs, gets warm welcome

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Colorado Springs schools wants a few good sergeants to teach kids about military
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Apr 29, 2016

A Colorado Springs charter school wants its graduates headed to basic training to be ready for the worst from drill instructors.

So, Atlas...

Friday Military Salute: Suits for Troops in Colorado Springs
By: Eric Singer - 0 4 hr ago

This is the second year for an event designed to help people leaving the military get dapper as they prepare for civilian life and get new jobs.

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SpaceX lands huge Air Force satellite contract; could hurt Colorado firm
By: - 0 Wed, Apr 27, 2016

Upstart rocket firm SpaceX scored a huge victory Wednesday with an Air Force Contract to launch one of the Air Force's newest Global Positioning...

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Trailblazer becomes Army's first female infantry officer
By: - 0 Wed, Apr 27, 2016

Already a trailblazer, Army Captain Kristen Griest became the Army’s first female infantry officer when, on Monday, the Army approved her request to...

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Congressman: VA hospital on track to stay within new budget
By: - 0 Wed, Apr 27, 2016

DENVER — Congressman Mike Coffman says a VA hospital under construction in Aurora is on schedule and on track to come in within its current budget of...

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Army studies 38-acre Arlington National Cemetery expansion
By: - 0 Wed, Apr 27, 2016

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Army is beginning a yearlong environmental assessment of a proposed 38-acre expansion of Arlington National Cemetery that it...

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Legendary Navy leader, surface warfare pioneer, dead at 82
By: - 0 Wed, Apr 27, 2016

Retired Vice Adm. Henry Mustin, a combat veteran and fleet boss renowned for his tactical brilliance and demanding leadership style and who...

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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...

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Lawmakers hear complaints at Colorado Springs meeting, but say fixing VA health care is not easy
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Apr 26, 2016

U.S. Reps. Doug Lamborn and Mike Coffman met with veterans Monday morning to gather ammunition they say they will use against the Department of...

Colorado Springs area military events starting April 24, 2016
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Rocky Mountain Chapter, 82nd Airborne Division Association fraternity meeting - Open to retired, active, guard and reserve...

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Fort Carson brigade ready to fly in to fight future wars
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Apr 24, 2016

Fort Carson's 1st Brigade Combat Team trained in the snow last week.

While that may seem mundane, the muddy soldiers and the mortar fire are...

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Administration: Up to 250 military personnel headed to Syria
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President Obama is expected to announce Monday that he is sending another 250 military personnel to Syria to assist local forces combat the Islamic...

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Military Update: Commissary reforms advance with shopper safeguards
By: - 0 Sun, Apr 24, 2016

The House armed services subcommittee on military personnel unanimously has endorsed sweeping reforms to how groceries are procured, priced, promoted...

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Fort Carson soldiers testing for prestigious badge
By: - 0 Fri, Apr 22, 2016

On Friday, more than 100 Fort Carson soldiers were on day two of trying to earn the exclusive Expert Field Medical Badge.

Each of what's...

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WATCH: Military Humvees plummet from sky in failed air drill
By: - 0 Fri, Apr 22, 2016

A U.S. Army airborne exercise in Germany is attracting more than a million viewers on social media after a video surfaced showing a Humvee breaking...

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VA study on whether dogs can heal vets with PTSD has critics
By: - 0 Thu, Apr 21, 2016

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Army veteran Joe Aguirre opens a restaurant door, then steps aside to let his golden retriever take point. "Clear," Aguirre...

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Noah Galloway speaks at 37th annual ABE luncheon honoring students and art advocates
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Keynote speaker Sergeant Noah Galloway drew some new faces to the 37th annual Arts, Business, Education luncheon at The Antlers hotel Wednesday.

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Hearing continues for Peterson Air Force Base guard accused of recording multiple sexual assaults
By: Lance Benzel - 0 Thu, Apr 21, 2016

A Peterson Air Force Base security worker used a cellphone camera to record himself raping at least five women in Colorado Springs, Aurora and...

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Vectrus wins replacement contract for Europe
By: - 0 Wed, Apr 20, 2016

A Vectrus Inc. subsidiary has won a nearly $12 million contract to provide telecommunications services to U.S. Air Force in Europe. The Enterprise...

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Rep. Doug Lamborn: House proposal reverses planned Army troop cuts
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Apr 20, 2016

Planned Army troop cuts would be reversed under a measure that has the backing of the House Armed Services Committee.

U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn,...

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Navy scraps mailer over sexism accusations
By: - 0 Tue, Apr 19, 2016

MADISON, Wis. — The U.S. Navy has scrapped a recruiting mailer that promised women they could join while staying in touch with their feminine...

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Former Marine captain finds new mission in sled hockey
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Something was missing from Sarah Bettencourt's life.

After years of serving her country, the former Marine Corps captain, forced to retire...

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US to send 200 more troops, Apache helicopters, to Iraq
By: - 0 Mon, Apr 18, 2016

BAGHDAD — The U.S. has agreed to deploy more than 200 additional troops to Iraq and to send Apache helicopters for the first time into the fight...

Appeals court finds VA wronged vets by ignoring 2010 law
By: - 0 Mon, Apr 18, 2016

A three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims has ruled unanimously that the Department of Veterans Affairs ignored "plain...

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General: Wargames that are changing Air Force Space Command started in simple fashion
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Apr 18, 2016

Gen. John Hyten said the wargames in Colorado Springs that are changing Air Force Space Command started simply.

"It was one red versus one...

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The sky's the limit here
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Apr 17, 2016

A satellite built by Air Force Academy cadets and loaded with high-tech experiments is ready to rocket to space in early 2017.

FalconSat-6...

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Johnson: Nurturing the art of serendipity
By: - 0 Sun, Apr 17, 2016

Have you ever experimented with the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button on Google? We are all too familiar with how a standard search engine functions: Type...

ROTC cadets learn about tenacity of forebears on scorching march
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Apr 17, 2016

Army ROTC cadets from Colorado State University-Pueblo took a long walk in the desert last month to remember the troops who suffered through the...

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Obama's top generals are mostly white men. Could the system picking them change?
By: - 0 Sun, Apr 17, 2016

Since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, his administration has pushed through changes in the Defense Department that have made the U.S....

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