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  • Rough and Tough Scramble part of this month's Schriever Week

    Members of the military are accustomed to runs in the morning and navigating unique obstacles during the day. Several dozen airmen and a handful of troops from other branches had to conquer both challenges simultaneously during the Schriever Rough and Tough Scramble this month. The event was part of Schriever Week, which commemorated the...

  • AROUND TOWN: Picnic at Benet Hill honors military

    For the fifth year the Benedictine Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery invited the public to their wooded retreat in Black Forest for a 
Sunday afternoon of natural beauty combined with face painting, basketball shooting, pony rides, climbing on firetrucks and shopping for bargains from Sisters Thrift and Boutique.

  • Northern Command chief talks disaster response, missile defense at Aspen Security Forum

    ASPEN - Chaos in the Middle East means an increased threat of terrorist attacks on American soil, U.S. Northern Command chief Gen. Chuck Jacoby told a crowd Saturday. Jacoby covered a range of issues during his talk at the Aspen Security Forum, from military response to natural disasters to the effectiveness of America's missile defense...

  • Colorado Springs woman writes of life at the homefront in new memoir, 'No Man's War'

    For Angela Ricketts, the life-changing epiphany came in the middle of the night on Nov. 21, 2010. She woke up with pain in her back and shoulders. It's just a panic attack, she thought as sweat rolled down her neck. The pain got uglier, and she started thinking about going to the emergency room on post. But an ambulance wasn't an option...

  • Oldest female veteran loved serving her country

    SAN ANTONIO - When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Lucy Coffey had left the farm in Martinsville, Ind., spent time in Chicago and finally settled in Dallas, where she worked at an A&P supermarket. After quitting the A&P in 1943, she joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, a call to service that would take her to Japan before she...

  • Sister, friends remember fallen Fort Carson soldier with candlelight vigil

    A little more than a year ago, Keith Williams had celebrated a fresh diploma, the end of high school and a future with the Army. His sister Samantha remembered a vivacious young man, a teenager growing up quick. The memory seemed a lifetime away Saturday. Williams, 19 and a private first class assigned to Fort Carson, and another soldier...

  • VA asks Hill not to open 'floodgates' to private care

    The push by Congress and its veterans affairs committees to swiftly solve a health care wait-time crisis for tens of thousands of veterans by granting access to private-sector care appears to have run hard aground. After four weeks, joint House-Senate conferees, working through their staffs to iron out differences in separate veteran health...

  • Academy operates STEM teacher boot camp

    As an institution of higher learning - one that specializes in science and engineering - the Air Force Academy embraces its responsibility to prepare young minds for a future in science, technology, engineering and math by opening its classrooms once a year to train teachers. The Academy Office of Research teams with the Challenger Learning...

  • Decision coming on bomber training area expansion

    BILLINGS, Mont. - Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia. Known as the Powder River Training Complex, the area includes portions of Wyoming, Montana and the Dakotas. It...

  • Some in 'torture' report denied chance to read it

    ASPEN — About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement. Then, on Friday, many were told they would not be able to...

  • Two Fort Carson soldiers killed in Afghanistan

    Two Fort Carson soldiers fighting in Afghanistan died Thursday after an improvised explosive device attack on their vehicle, the Department of Defense said Friday. Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange, 30, of Hickman, Neb., and Pfc. Keith M. Williams, 19,of Visalia, Calif.,were assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Fort Carson and were...

  • Colorado Springs airmen ready for wildfire battle

    Airmen from the 302nd Airlift Wing in Colorado Springs are ready to be called to battle against wildfires raging in the Pacific Northwest as troops from U.S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base coordinate military efforts to fight the blazes. Lt. Col. Luke Thompson with the 302nd said airmen are ready to go on 48 hours notice to take...

  • Air Force Academy vision includes raising tourist levels to pre-9/11 numbers

    The Air Force Academy's visitor center would move outside the gates of the 18,500-acre campus under a plan tied to the Colorado Springs City for Champions proposal. The academy announced Thursday that the $20 million attraction would be located just east of the academy's northern gate at exit 156 off Interstate 25. The academy has been...

  • Veteran cited for ducks hopes for law change

    COSHOCTON, Ohio — An Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder is now hoping for a change in the Ohio village law that prohibits him from keeping the animals in his backyard. Darin Welker, who served in the Army National Guard, was cited for violating a ban on keeping farm animals in West Lafayette,...

  • Colorado Springs to hold 61st Korean War Armistice celebration

    A ceremony commemorating the 61st anniversary of the Korean War Armistice is Saturday at 10:30 a.m.at Memorial Park, located south of East Pikes Peak Avenue. The event, hosted by a local chapter of the Korean War Veteran's Association, will feature The Korean Consul General to the U.S. and a representative from the Air Force. Veterans of the...

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