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Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department
Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 27, 2017

BRENTWOOD, N.Y.  — The wounded warrior is now a cop — and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs. Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine...

Memorial to Fort Carson soldier a reminder that training can be as deadly as combat
Memorial to Fort Carson soldier a reminder that training can be as deadly as combat

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Mar 26, 2017

Fort Carson Lt. Col. Victor Satterlund spent more than half an hour talking to his soldiers in the dusty early morning ahead of a training exercise....

Tom Philpott: Camp Lejeune veterans could get benefits
Tom Philpott: Camp Lejeune veterans could get benefits

By: 0 Sun, Mar 26, 2017

The Marine Corps has begun outreach to hundreds of thousands of veterans who served at Camp Lejeune, N.C., at least 30 days from August 1953 to...

Fort Carson troops learn valuable lessons from Vietnam veterans
Fort Carson troops learn valuable lessons from Vietnam veterans

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Mar 25, 2017

The ones with the gray hair came to Fort Carson to remember a desperate battle in the jungle and see old friends. The young ones wanted to learn...

Colorado Springs area military events starting March 26, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Mar 25, 2017

TUESDAY Presentation of Vietnam Era Veteran Lapel Pins - Hosted by the Pikes Peak Veterans Council. 5 p.m., Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. All...

Iconic Air Force Academy cadet chapel to close for four years to fix leaking spires
Iconic Air Force Academy cadet chapel to close for four years to fix leaking spires

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Mar 25, 2017

The Air Force Academy will close its Cadet Chapel in late 2018 for up to four years to repair leaks that have plagued Colorado's most iconic building...

Vectrus wins Kuwait contract extension
Vectrus wins Kuwait contract extension

By: - 0 Fri, Mar 24, 2017

The Army awarded a Vectrus Inc. subsidiary a one-year, $521.6 million extension to the company's Kuwait Base Operations and Security Support Services...

Tom Philpott: Quarrel over commissary pricing  continues
Tom Philpott: Quarrel over commissary pricing continues

By: - 0 Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Defense Commissary Agency officials say they correctly calculated the "baseline" shopper savings Congress insisted be verified and preserved as...

Colorado Springs student candidate for US Young Marine of the Year
Colorado Springs student candidate for US Young Marine of the Year

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sun, Mar 19, 2017

Ever since he can remember, Angel Luiz Orozco has enjoyed a good challenge. That's why at age 8, he decided to join the Young Marines. "I knew it was...

Colorado Springs area military events starting March 19, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sun, Mar 19, 2017

ONGOING Pikes Peak Chapter/Military Officers Association of America - Open to active-duty, retired and former officers in seven uniformed services....

Second Fort Carson soldier facing abuse charges after kids found locked in room
Second Fort Carson soldier facing abuse charges after kids found locked in room

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Fri, Mar 17, 2017

A woman who continued to lock two feces-covered children in a room without supervision for five days has been charged along with the mother, who asked...

Young veteran-aimed charity in Colorado Springs sees rapid growth
Young veteran-aimed charity in Colorado Springs sees rapid growth

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Mar 17, 2017

If the first year at the Mount Carmel Center of Excellence was a slow start, the second could be a wild ride. The veteran-aimed nonprofit and its...

Tom Philpott: VA boss outlines changes for Choice
Tom Philpott: VA boss outlines changes for Choice

By: - 0 Fri, Mar 17, 2017

VA Secretary David J. Shulkin has used congressional testimony and recent meetings with veterans' service organizations to preview new steps the...

Trump's budget plan short on details of how defense dollars will be spent but Colorado Springs could benefit
Trump's budget plan short on details of how defense dollars will be spent but Colorado Springs could benefit

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Mar 16, 2017

President Donald Trump's budget proposal issued Thursday is long on military cash but short on details on how the Pentagon is supposed to spend the...

U.S. military likely to send as many as 1,000 more ground troops into Syria ahead of Raqqa offensive, officials say
U.S. military likely to send as many as 1,000 more ground troops into Syria ahead of Raqqa offensive, officials say

By: - 0 Thu, Mar 16, 2017

The U.S. military has drawn up early plans that would deploy up to 1,000 more troops into northern Syria in the coming weeks,...

Colorado Springs area military events starting March 12, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Where to find military-related events for the week beginning March 12, 2017.

Sexual assault reports down by a third at Air Force Academy, but still highest among services
Sexual assault reports down by a third at Air Force Academy, but still highest among services

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Mar 16, 2017

The number of reported sexual assaults at the Air Force Academy fell by a third last year, while the numbers climbed at the U.S. Military Academy and...

Trump budget slashes agency money to boost defense spending
Trump budget slashes agency money to boost defense spending

By: - 0 Wed, Mar 15, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is unveiling a $1.15 trillion budget, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes a dozen...

New technology, $10,000 reward aimed at finding Fort Carson soldier's killer from 1987
New technology, $10,000 reward aimed at finding Fort Carson soldier's killer from 1987

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Mar 15, 2017

Detectives are hoping a $10,000 reward and a computer-generated picture of a possible suspect based on DNA could crack open the 30-year-old cold-case...

Hometown Heroes: Fort Carson Army sergeant recognized for rescuing survivors from flaming plane crash
Hometown Heroes: Fort Carson Army sergeant recognized for rescuing survivors from flaming plane crash

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Fort Carson 1st Sgt. Lance Anderson is no hero. Just ask him. He makes it seem like running through flaming wreckage to save two plane crash...

Hometown Heroes: Group aids veterans with brain injuries
Hometown Heroes: Group aids veterans with brain injuries

By: Lance Benzel - 0 Tue, Mar 14, 2017

At Operation TBI Freedom in Colorado Springs, the label "heroes" is reserved for those who earned it the hard way. "Knowing that veteran that comes...

U.S. carrier joins South Korea drills, North Korea warns of 'merciless' strikes
U.S. carrier joins South Korea drills, North Korea warns of 'merciless' strikes

By: - 0 Tue, Mar 14, 2017

TOKYO - Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers and the U.S. military's Carrier Strike Group 1, comprising the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl...

Army engineers brush up on ancient art of playing in the dirt
Army engineers brush up on ancient art of playing in the dirt

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Mar 13, 2017

PIñON CANYON The Army is back to doing something so basic that it's hard to imagine why it nearly went away - digging holes. It's a combat skill...

Poland confirms Minnesota man as Nazi commander
Poland confirms Minnesota man as Nazi commander

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 13, 2017

WARSAW, Poland — Poland will seek the arrest and extradition of a Minnesota man exposed by The Associated Press as a former commander in an SS-led unit...

Fort Carson soldiers suffer minor injuries in Stryker rollover
Fort Carson soldiers suffer minor injuries in Stryker rollover

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Mon, Mar 13, 2017

Three soldiers suffered minor injuries in the rollover of a Stryker armored personnel carrier Sunday morning at Fort Carson, officials said. The...

Marines nude photo scandal expands to all branches of military
Marines nude photo scandal expands to all branches of military

By: - 0 Sat, Mar 11, 2017

THE PENTAGON -- The Defense Department is investigating online outlets through which Marines shared nude photographs of women, including fellow Marines...

The Marines' nude photo scandal isn't over, it just found a new home on Facebook

By: - 0 Fri, Mar 10, 2017

The Marines' Facebook nude photo-sharing scandal is not over yet. While the Naval Criminal Investigative Service launched an investigation earlier...

Boy finds German WWII fighter plane, remains of pilot with metal detector
Boy finds German WWII fighter plane, remains of pilot with metal detector

By: - 0 Thu, Mar 9, 2017

Young boys tend not to forget fantastical stories told by their grandpas, especially if those stories involve downed World War II fighter planes. Klaus...

US moves parts of controversial missile defense to South Korea
US moves parts of controversial missile defense to South Korea

By: - 0 Tue, Mar 7, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea— U.S. missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up a controversial missile defense system have arrived in South Korea, the...

Tom Philpott: VA prefers fast access to private sector care
Tom Philpott: VA prefers fast access to private sector care

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 6, 2017

VA Secretary David Shulkin announced last week that his priorities for improving services to veterans include expanding their access to private sector...

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