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The story behind the ‘American Dream’ photo at West Point that went viral

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As 2nd Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache stood at attention during the commencement ceremony at West Point, N.Y., on Saturday, he was overcome with emotion. Tears rolled down both cheeks, but his gloved left hand held firm on his white, gold and black...

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PTSD at issue for Colorado Springs veteran who shot friend
By: Lance Benzel - 0 15 hr ago

An ex-Fort Carson sniper appears prison bound after shooting a man in the hand during what supporters call a "dissociative state" triggered by combat...

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Female Fort Carson soldier summited Mount Everest Tuesday in bid to raise PTSD awareness
By: Seth Boster - 0 18 hr ago

Fort Carson Capt. Elyse Ping Medvigy, was atop the world Tuesday.

Medvigy, 26, summited Mount Everest in the morning hours with a fellow...

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Colorado Springs Walk for Veterans aims to 'promote veteran-friendly legislature'
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 18 hr ago

The crowd walking through Garden of the Gods wearing bright yellow shirts was clearly visible to passersby - but they didn't mind.

The members...

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Watch: Naval Academy students cap Herndon Monument
By: - 0 Mon, May 23, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The U.S. Naval Academy's plebe class has capped the Herndon Monument.

About 1,000 first-year students took part in this...

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Military Update: Senators link higher Tricare fees to health care gains
By: - 0 Sun, May 22, 2016

The Senate Armed Services Committee is embracing some Tricare fee increases proposed by the Obama administration, particularly for working-age...

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Land use study could build harmony between bases, neighbors
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, May 22, 2016

Friction between the Pikes Peak region's five military bases and neighbors could be eased by a study aimed at influencing future land use decisions,...

Colorado Springs area military events starting May 22, 2016
By: - 0 Sun, May 22, 2016

THROUGH MAY

Free rides - Active-duty military members ride free on Mountain Metropolitan Transit fixed-route buses when military ID is...

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2-year-old Lindstrom Clinic in Colorado Springs already too small, VA officials tell lawmakers
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, May 21, 2016

DENVER - The 76,000-square-foot Floyd K. Lindstrom Clinic in Colorado Springs only opened in 2014, but VA bosses told the House Veterans Affairs...

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Fort Carson soldier released from hospital after bullet wound during training
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, May 20, 2016

A Fort Carson soldier was hit in the head by a bullet during a training exercise, but has been released from the hospital.

Post officials said...

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Leader: Schriever lockdown was a false alarm
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, May 19, 2016

A false alarm about a suspicious package led to a lockdown at Schriever Air Force Base Thursday.

The package was found in Building 780, the...

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Cheers drown out engines as Colorado Springs airmen roar home
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, May 19, 2016

Three hulking C-130 transport planes rumbled low over Peterson Air Force Base Wednesday afternoon, the roar of their four turbine engines drowned out...

Winner of top Pikes Peak region military award earned it in his spare time
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, May 18, 2016

The Pikes Peak region's top senior sergeant earned the title in his spare time.

The uniform that National Guard Sgt. 1st Class James Allen...

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Colorado Springs mayor proud of award that measures how community treats troops
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, May 18, 2016

Colorado Springs has picked up plenty of plaudits in recent months, including a rating as the nation's fifth-best city to live in and praise for its...

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Fanning becomes first openly gay military service secretary
By: - 0 Tue, May 17, 2016

The Senate, after an eight-month delay, confirmed Eric Fanning as Army secretary Tuesday, making him the highest-ranking openly gay official in Pentagon...

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Bergdahl to be court-martialed under new commander-in-chief
By: - 0 Tue, May 17, 2016

The military's case against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl resumes with a pre-trial hearing Tuesday that could result in his court-martial being moved until...

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Combat veteran amputees brave storms, cold, to climb Everest
By: - 0 Tue, May 17, 2016

Two Iraq war veterans who lost right legs to roadside bombs aim this week to become the first combat amputees to reach the top...

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Army's civilian boss has confidence in Fort Carson future
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, May 15, 2016

The Army's civilian leader expressed glee after firing a couple of 120 mm tank rounds at a Fort Carson training range last week.

Acting Army...

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VA finds inadequate hospital treatment of Colorado veteran who died
By: - 0 Sun, May 15, 2016

A well-known veteran in Grand Junction received inadequate treatment at the local Department of Veterans Affairs hospital before he died, the...

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Military Update: Per senate panel, military pay raise caps should continue
By: - 0 Sun, May 15, 2016

For a fourth straight year, military personnel could see their basic pay increase fall short of average wage growth in the private sector.

That...

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Unearthing a wartime camp
By: - 0 Sun, May 15, 2016

CHATHAM TOWNSHIP, N.J. - On a gently sloping hillside studded with pine trees, clues to a Revolutionary War mystery are slowly being revealed,...

Colorado Springs area military events starting May 15, 2016
By: - 0 Sun, May 15, 2016

TUESDAY

Armed Forces Week Concert - "Our American Heroes" with the Air Force Academy Band, 7 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave.,...

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Glass ceiling shattered as Robinson shoulders responsibility: 'I have the watch'
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, May 14, 2016

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Friday that the Pikes Peak region's new top general didn't get her job based on gender.

The move broke...

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Talk between cadets and defense secretary covers transgender troops, Russian aggression, drones
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, May 13, 2016

Air Force Academy cadets had plenty of questions for Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday, including when the Pentagon will accept transgender...

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Outgoing North Comm boss touts warm relations with Mexican military
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, May 12, 2016

Outgoing Northern Command boss Adm. Bill Gortney wants to be remembered for something distinctly southern.

Gortney, who has headed the...

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Navy officer fired over Iran's detention of 10 sailors
By: - 0 Thu, May 12, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Navy has fired the commander of the 10 American sailors who wandered into Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf and were...

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Air Force whistleblower: We could have saved Benghazi victims
By: - 0 Wed, May 11, 2016

An Air Force whistleblower says his team could have provided reinforcements to the Americans under attack in Benghazi in September 2012, contrary to...

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Navy investigating death of a 21-year-old SEAL trainee
By: - 0 Wed, May 11, 2016

SAN DIEGO — A 21-year-old Navy SEAL trainee died last week during his first week of basic training in Coronado, California, a Navy spokesman...

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Schriever Air Force Base colonel headed to trial on allegations of rape, adultery, dirty selfie
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, May 11, 2016

A Schriever Air Force Base colonel will head to court-martial in August on a pile of charges, including multiple instances of adultery and a sexual...

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West Point launches inquiry into cadets' fists-raised photo
By: - 0 Mon, May 9, 2016

The controversial photo of 16 black female cadets raising their fists was just one of dozens of images the women took as part of a long-held West...

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