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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military
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WASHINGTON — Transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, the Pentagon announced Thursday, ending one of the last bans on...

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Volunteers help to enhance Colorado Springs home of World War II Navy veteran
By: Jake Allen - 0 18 hr ago

Tony Erosky has always helped build things. Whether it was crops on his family's farm in northeastern Colorado, airports, runways or mess halls in...

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Military base says active shooter drill was planned
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JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — Officials say first responders are working to secure the scene of an active shooter report at a military post near...

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PETA claims Air Force Academy training program is cruel to rabbits
By: Tom Roeder - 0 22 hr ago

An animal rights group Wednesday launched protests of the Air Force Academy's killing of rabbits as part of a survival training program for...

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Lavish features cut from over-budget Denver VA hospital
By: - 0 Wed, Jun 29, 2016

AURORA — Imported Brazilian stone has been scratched from the budget-busting design for a veterans hospital under construction outside Denver,...

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Schriever Air Force Base colonel wants adultery case tossed, claims law discriminates against heterosexuals
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Jun 29, 2016

Lawyers for a Schriever Air Force Base colonel argued Monday that a half-dozen adultery charges against him should be thrown out because the...

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Coast Guard Academy sets record for female enrollment
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Forty years after military service academies opened their doors to women, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy marked the milestone at a ceremony Monday as...

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Navy: Blue Angels will resume flight demonstrations July 2
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PENSACOLA, Fla. — Navy officials say its Blue Angels will resume performances a month after one of their pilots was killed in a crash while...

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Forgotten veterans who died finally get funeral ceremony in Colorado
By: - 0 Sun, Jun 26, 2016

DENVER — Fort Logan National Cemetery honored 30 veterans whose remains have gone unclaimed with a funeral ceremony Saturday in Denver.

The...

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Modest homes built by Air Force Academy cadets have deep meaning for Navajo recipients
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Jun 26, 2016

The modular homes being built by Air Force Academy cadets are modest affairs.

A single bedroom connects to a living room on the "dry side" of...

Colorado Springs area military events starting June 26, 2016
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Letter-Writing to troops with The Home Front Cares - 1-2 p.m., Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., free. Registration:...

U.S. military practices landing A-10 jets on highway for the first time since 1984
By: - 0 Sun, Jun 26, 2016

In another episode ripped from the U.S. military's Cold War training manual, four Air Force A-10 jets landed on an isolated highway in Estonia on...

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Philpott: Veterans groups work to thwart VA privatization efforts
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The nation's leading veteran services organizations are rallying behind the Department of Veterans Affairs and its beleaguered health care system,...

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Afghanistan vet celebrates end of military's transgender ban
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Jun 25, 2016

Staff Sgt. Patricia King said she was celebrating Friday's news that the Pentagon will formally open the ranks to transgender troops.

A...

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Pentagon report: General was roadblock for Air Force Academy football misconduct probe
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Jun 25, 2016

The Pentagon's inspector general found that a former Air Force Academy boss hindered an investigation into athlete misconduct, including drug use and...

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Pentagon: Repeal of ban on transgender service members coming in July
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Jun 25, 2016

The Defense Department is expected to repeal its ban on transgender service members in July, a Pentagon official said Friday, putting to rest a long...

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30 unclaimed service members will be laid to rest at Colorado cemetery
By: Tiffany Ditto - 0 Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Fort Logan National Cemetery will hold a ceremony in honor of 30 veterans whose remains went unclaimed.

The Unclaimed Veterans Remains...

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El Paso County to reserve parking spaces for Purple Heart recipients
By: Jake Allen - 0 Tue, Jun 21, 2016

The first of many reserved parking spots for Purple Heart recipients will be dedicated by El Paso County Tuesday, the county said.

The parking...

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The few, the proud, the fit: Women strive for combat jobs
By: - 0 Tue, Jun 21, 2016

WASHINGTON — Six months after the Pentagon ordered all combat jobs open to women, seven female Marines are either serving in those posts or waiting...

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Long-distance dad brought closer via video chat from Afghanistan
By: Cassie Heeke - 0 Tue, Jun 21, 2016

When Kortney Carter's daughters, 5-year-old Evelyn and 2-year-old Cassie, wish their dad a happy Father's Day on Sunday, they'll do it through a...

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Much-delayed destruction of chemical weapons begins in Pueblo
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Jun 20, 2016

The ribbon cutting last week was a bit premature, but officials at the Pueblo Chemical Depot say there's plenty to celebrate.

Despite plumbing...

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Air Force NCO Academy members repair Colorado Springs preschool
By: Tiffany Ditto - 0 Sun, Jun 19, 2016

Around 120 U.S. Air Force volunteers from all over the country were painting walls, landscaping, practicing masonry, and repairing the Community...

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Colorado Springs Army doc says local skills help him navigate African medicine
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Jun 19, 2016

Army Capt. Jason Auchincloss returned to the continent of his youth and found something different.

The Colorado Springs physician assistant...

Colorado Springs area military events starting June 19, 2016
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Pikes Peak Chapter/Military Officers Association of America - Sky Sox Game and all-you-can-eat ballpark buffet dinner, Security Service...

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Military Update: House-Senate conferees to negotiate key benefit changes
By: - 0 Sun, Jun 19, 2016

The House and Senate, in passing separate versions of the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, haven't yet agreed on the size of the next...

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Air Force Thunderbirds heading back to the sky after crash
By: - 0 Thu, Jun 16, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be back in the air this weekend after a pilot crashed during a flyover at an Air Force...

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VA says it tried to fire executive for hospital cost overrun
By: - 0 Thu, Jun 16, 2016

AURORA — The Veterans Affairs Department was about to fire one executive because of massive cost overruns at a VA hospital outside Denver, and...

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Errors, inexperience blamed in parachute death of Navy SEAL from Colorado
By: - 0 Wed, Jun 15, 2016

CORONADO, Calif. — A Navy investigation into last year's death of a SEAL during parachute training blames errors made by supervisors, as well as the...

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'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...

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