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Colorado Army vet convicted of lying about combat tour to collect compensation for PTSD
Colorado Army vet convicted of lying about combat tour to collect compensation for PTSD

By: Ellie Mulder - 3 hr ago

An Army veteran who reportedly lied about his combat record for years to claim disability compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder was convicted...

Fort Carson soldiers help give annual street breakfast its Western flavor
Fort Carson soldiers help give annual street breakfast its Western flavor

By: Seth Bodine - 0 16 hr ago

As the sun began to rise Wednesday, the smell of pancakes and the sound of country music drifted down streets of downtown Colorado Springs for...

Air Force Academy's 10th Air Base Wing salutes old commander, welcomes successor
Air Force Academy's 10th Air Base Wing salutes old commander, welcomes successor

By: Liz Forster - 0 16 hr ago

"The hardest words to say in the vocabulary of service are 'I relinquish command.'" On Tuesday morning, U.S. Air Force Superintendent Lt. Gen....

US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria
US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 20, 2017

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military says it shot down what it called an Iranian-made, armed drone in southern Syria. A defense official says the drone was...

Big questions in US warship's collision with container ship
Big questions in US warship's collision with container ship

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 20, 2017

TOKYO (AP) — Days after a fatal collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and a merchant container ship, little information has emerged to explain how it...

After scandals, Air Force Academy made unprecedented public relations effort costing millions
After scandals, Air Force Academy made unprecedented public relations effort costing millions

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Jun 19, 2017

The Air Force Academy plowed $2.6 million into an unprecedented public relations effort to polish its image after a series of scandals involving...

Birthday party celebrates service of Fort Carson troops
Birthday party celebrates service of Fort Carson troops

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Jun 19, 2017

With an oversized cake and a mass re-enlistment ceremony, Fort Carson celebrated a pair of birthdays last week. The post is in the middle of a year...

Navy identifies victims in deadly destroyer wreck
Navy identifies victims in deadly destroyer wreck

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 19, 2017

TOKYO — Japan's coast guard is investigating why it took nearly an hour for a deadly collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and a container...

Jail records identify two soldiers held in Fort Carson shooting
Jail records identify two soldiers held in Fort Carson shooting

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Two Fort Carson soldiers were held in the Douglas County jail Friday afternoon, a day after a shooting on the post left one soldier injured and led to...

Russia warns U.S. after downing of Syrian jet
Russia warns U.S. after downing of Syrian jet

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 19, 2017

BEIRUT — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Russia’s defense ministry says it will treat U.S.-led coalition planes in...

Colorado Springs troops in spotlight after successful missile intercept
Colorado Springs troops in spotlight after successful missile intercept

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Jun 19, 2017

The nation's toughest test of its missile defense weaponry produced stellar results thanks to Colorado Springs soldiers, the top general over the...

US shoots down Syrian Air Force fighter
US shoots down Syrian Air Force fighter

By: - 0 Sun, Jun 18, 2017

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight...

Search for 7 Navy sailors ends after bodies found on ship
Search for 7 Navy sailors ends after bodies found on ship

By: - 0 Sun, Jun 18, 2017

YOKOSUKA, Japan — The search for seven U.S. Navy sailors who went missing after their destroyer collided with a container ship off the Japanese coast...

Colorado Springs writer's
Colorado Springs writer's "Chicken Soup" contribution is inspirational tale for military families

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Sun, Jun 18, 2017

The daughter of a career Air Force man, Donna Lorrig grew up on military bases, part of a global family whose bonds were defined not by blood but by...

VA reverses course on two items that drew congressional critics
VA reverses course on two items that drew congressional critics

By: - 0 Sun, Jun 18, 2017

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin made two surprise announcements Wednesday before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee that should relieve...

Colorado Springs area military events starting June 18, 2017

By: - 0 Sun, Jun 18, 2017

THROUGH JUNE 30 Patriot Burger Benefit Homes for Our Troops - One dollar from every Patriot Burger purchased will be donated to Homes for Our Troops,...

Afghan soldier wounds 7 US soldiers in insider attack
Afghan soldier wounds 7 US soldiers in insider attack

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 17, 2017

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan soldier opened fire on American soldiers on Saturday, injuring at least seven, the U.S. military said. It was the second...

Syria announces ceasefire in southwest Syria
Syria announces ceasefire in southwest Syria

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Syrian military officials announced a temporary halt to fighting in a southwestern city just hours after resuming artillery attacks on the city....

97-year-old Colorado man looks back on Army service, travels
97-year-old Colorado man looks back on Army service, travels

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 17, 2017

ASPEN — John Tripp spent Memorial Day doing what he's done every year but once since 1957 — honoring his fallen comrades in the 10th Mountain Division...

Colorado Springs brothers facing deportation help other vets
Colorado Springs brothers facing deportation help other vets

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Colorado Springs brothers Valente and Manuel Valenzuela, Vietnam vets who could be deported under President Trump's immigration proposals, are feeling...

US, Japan search for 7 Navy sailors, puzzle over ship crash
US, Japan search for 7 Navy sailors, puzzle over ship crash

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 17, 2017

YOKOSUKA, Japan — U.S. and Japanese vessels and aircraft were searching Saturday for seven American sailors who were missing after their Navy destroyer...

7 Navy crew missing, skipper hurt after collision off Japan
7 Navy crew missing, skipper hurt after collision off Japan

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 16, 2017

TOKYO — A U.S. Navy destroyer has collided with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan, the U.S. military said, and there have been injuries. The...

PETA activists protest medics' training on live animals outside Fort Carson
PETA activists protest medics' training on live animals outside Fort Carson

By: Seth Bodine - 0 Fri, Jun 16, 2017

Dressed in lab coats with tree trimmers and a fake butcher knife in hand next to a bloody stuffed goat, animal rights activists protested Thursday...

APNewsBreak: About 4,000 more U.S. troops to go to Afghanistan
APNewsBreak: About 4,000 more U.S. troops to go to Afghanistan

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 16, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, hoping to...

One person injured in shooting on Colorado Springs Army post
One person injured in shooting on Colorado Springs Army post

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Jun 16, 2017

One person was wounded in a shooting on Fort Carson Thursday afternoon that caused the Army post to seal its gates and issue a warning to shelter in...

APNewsBreak: Ex-VA exec 'astounded' by cost of Aurora hospital
APNewsBreak: Ex-VA exec 'astounded' by cost of Aurora hospital

By: - 0 Thu, Jun 15, 2017

DENVER — A former Veterans Affairs Department executive who was harshly criticized by Congress for massive cost overruns at a new Colorado VA medical...

Mistaken report of a shooting led to California Air Force base lockdown

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Travis Air Force Base in Northern California has been locked down due to what the base is calling a “real world security incident.

Clock adds pressure in Fort Carson bomb-disposal contest
Clock adds pressure in Fort Carson bomb-disposal contest

By: Seth Bodine - 0 Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Top Fort Carson bomb technicians competed Tuesday to earn bragging rights in an ordeal that organizers say could be worse than the nerve-wracking real...

Controversial sidewalk widening project continues in Manitou Springs
Controversial sidewalk widening project continues in Manitou Springs

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Just over a month after Manitou Springs residents locked hands around five historic trees on Canon Avenue in a failed effort to save them, the area is...

AROUND TOWN: Black Chamber's silver anniversary salutes James Stewart
AROUND TOWN: Black Chamber's silver anniversary salutes James Stewart

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Jun 13, 2017

James Stewart has worn many hats: colonel, fighter pilot, Pikes Peak United Way board chair, business developer, business professor and co-chair of the...

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