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Fort Carson doctors saved Iraqi troops with battlefield surgeries
Fort Carson doctors saved Iraqi troops with battlefield surgeries

By: Tom Roeder - 0 3 hr ago

Fort Carson doctors, nurses and medics gave battlefield treatment to wounded Iraqi troops during a nine-month deployment to the Middle East that...

Bomby McBomberface among rejected names for Air Force's new B-21
Bomby McBomberface among rejected names for Air Force's new B-21

By: Tom Roeder - 0 4 hr ago

Bomby McBomberface was one of hundreds of rejected name suggestions for the Air Force's B-21 Raider bomber.

The failed names were revealed in...

At 2 years old, Colorado Springs VA clinic seeing 30 percent patient growth
At 2 years old, Colorado Springs VA clinic seeing 30 percent patient growth

By: Rachel Riley - 0 4 hr ago

The local Veterans Affairs clinic commemorated its two-year anniversary Saturday, celebrating the increasing number of patients the facility has been...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Sept. 25, 2016

By: - 0 Sun, Sep 25, 2016

SUNDAY

Spaghetti dinner - To benefit the Sons of Italy Pikes Peak scholarship fund and The Home Front Cares, noon-5:30 p.m., BPO Elks Lodge,...

Military Update: Readiness worries deepened by Hill ineptitude on budgets
Military Update: Readiness worries deepened by Hill ineptitude on budgets

By: - 0 Sun, Sep 25, 2016

For an eighth consecutive year, Congress will fail to pass a defense budget on time.

Military leaders told the Senate Armed Service Committee...

Hundreds of military, VA patients warned of dirty endoscope risk at Air Force Academy clinic
Hundreds of military, VA patients warned of dirty endoscope risk at Air Force Academy clinic

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Sep 23, 2016

A bungled cleaning procedure for medical equipment at a clinic shared by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Air Force Academy could put 267...

Testing offered to VA, Air Force Academy patients at risk from dirty endoscopes
Testing offered to VA, Air Force Academy patients at risk from dirty endoscopes

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Sep 23, 2016

The 267 patients subjected to improperly cleaned endoscopes at the Air Force Academy's clinic are being offered tests for hepatitis and human...

Lawmakers want perjury investigation over costly Colorado VA hospital
Lawmakers want perjury investigation over costly Colorado VA hospital

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 22, 2016

A bipartisan group of lawmakers formally asked the U.S. Justice Department Thursday to investigate whether Veterans Affairs Department executives...

Fort Carson: Army records found in Fountain field
Fort Carson: Army records found in Fountain field

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Sep 22, 2016

Army records containing "personally identifiable information and personal health information" were found in a field in Fountain on Sept. 14, Fort...

Inquiry finds 'gross mismanagement' in costly Denver-area VA hospital
Inquiry finds 'gross mismanagement' in costly Denver-area VA hospital

By: - 0 Wed, Sep 21, 2016

DENVER — Gross mismanagement, delays and lax oversight by the Veterans Affairs Department added hundreds of millions of dollars to the cost of a new...

1 Air Force pilot dead, 1 hurt after ejecting from spy plane in California
1 Air Force pilot dead, 1 hurt after ejecting from spy plane in California

By: - 0 Tue, Sep 20, 2016

YUBA CITY, Calif. — One American pilot was killed and another injured when they ejected from a U-2 spy plane shortly before it crashed in Northern...

Senators seek inquiry into concerns about Colorado veteran's suicide
Senators seek inquiry into concerns about Colorado veteran's suicide

By: - 0 Tue, Sep 20, 2016

DENVER — Two U.S. senators said Tuesday they asked for an investigation into a whistleblower's report that an Army veteran killed himself while...

One of nation's largest veterans organizations, American Legion celebrates 100 years
One of nation's largest veterans organizations, American Legion celebrates 100 years

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Sep 20, 2016

The American Legion is hoping its upcoming 100th birthday will bring renewal to one of the nation's largest and quickly graying veterans...

Search at West Point after report of suspicious vehicle

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 19, 2016

WEST POINT, N.Y. — The U.S. Military Academy began a search and briefly sealed off outbound traffic after receiving reports that a suspicious vehicle...

Blue Angels will stop using maneuver that killed Colorado pilot
Blue Angels will stop using maneuver that killed Colorado pilot

By: - 0 Sun, Sep 18, 2016

The Navy’s Blue Angels stunt team will stop performing the aerial maneuver that a pilot attempted during a fatal crash in June, and the team will...

Fort Carson soldiers training exercise preps for rapid global response
Fort Carson soldiers training exercise preps for rapid global response

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Sep 18, 2016

The 90 tons of cargo made for a long takeoff and required yards and yards of heavy chains.

But a flight last week proved that a Fort Carson...

Top U.S. Special Forces general: 'We're hurting ourselves' with all these movies and books
Top U.S. Special Forces general: 'We're hurting ourselves' with all these movies and books

By: - 0 Sun, Sep 18, 2016

Army Gen. Raymond "Tony" Thomas, head of U.S. Special Operations Command, rarely talks specifics about the troops under his command. Direct action...

Military news in brief

By: - 0 Sun, Sep 18, 2016

New rocket engine passes critical test

You may be able to refuel your rocket at the nearest gas station if an Air Force Research Laboratory...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Sept. 18, 2016

By: - 0 Sun, Sep 18, 2016

MONDAY

Salute Military Golf Association Golf Tournament - 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Perry Park Country Club, 7047 Perry Park Blvd., Larkspur, $150 and up....

Russian hacking a question of revenge and respect
Russian hacking a question of revenge and respect

By: - 0 Fri, Sep 16, 2016

MOSCOW -- The recent spate of embarrassing emails and other records stolen by Russian hackers is President Vladimir Putin's splashy response to years...

Navy: Pilot error primary cause of Blue Angels crash that killed Colorado native
Navy: Pilot error primary cause of Blue Angels crash that killed Colorado native

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 15, 2016

A member of the Blue Angels flight demonstration team killed during practice in Tennessee lost control of his fighter jet because it was traveling...

Military Update: Commission defends integrating VA care and outside docs
Military Update: Commission defends integrating VA care and outside docs

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Commission on Care leaders defended their 18-point treatment plan for what ails the VA health care system, including a controversial push to let...

Bush points to his paintings to show Colorado Springs troops about life after the military
Bush points to his paintings to show Colorado Springs troops about life after the military

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Sep 15, 2016

On a Colorado Springs trip to encourage troops to embrace civilian life after the military, former President George W. Bush also announced his latest...

George W. Bush paintings book coming in 2017
George W. Bush paintings book coming in 2017

By: - 0 Wed, Sep 14, 2016

NEW YORK — The next book from former President George W. Bush will be more about pictures than words.

"Portraits of Courage: A Commander in...

Former President George W. Bush, Medal of Honor recipient to speak at Fort Carson jobs summit
Former President George W. Bush, Medal of Honor recipient to speak at Fort Carson jobs summit

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Sep 14, 2016

Former President George W. Bush this week will lead a list of speakers set to address hundreds of troops during the Fort Carson Transition...

US flies bombers over S.Korea in show of force against North
US flies bombers over S.Korea in show of force against North

By: - 0 Tue, Sep 13, 2016

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — The United States on Tuesday sent two nuclear-capable supersonic bombers streaking over ally South Korea in a show of...

Nearly 400 Fort Carson soldiers to be welcomed home Monday night
Nearly 400 Fort Carson soldiers to be welcomed home Monday night

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Mon, Sep 12, 2016

About 380 Fort Carson soldiers who were deployed in Afghanistan will be welcomed back home during two ceremonies Monday at the post's William Reed...

As 9/11 fades from memory, charities that help suffer
As 9/11 fades from memory, charities that help suffer

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Sep 11, 2016

Fifteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, local military families face deployments to Afghanistan and dangers of war while organizations that...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Sept. 11, 2016

By: - 0 Sun, Sep 11, 2016

MONDAY

Air Force Association Lance P. Sijan No. 125 general membership meeting - With recognition of members who served on active duty in the...

Pentagon: Space Command's Hyten to take helm at U.S. Strategic Command
Pentagon: Space Command's Hyten to take helm at U.S. Strategic Command

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Sep 11, 2016

Space Command boss Gen. John Hyten will move up to lead U.S. Strategic Command in Omaha, Neb., the Pentagon confirmed Friday.

The long-rumored...

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