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Dramatic sentencing hearing expected in Bergdahl case
Dramatic sentencing hearing expected in Bergdahl case

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The fate of Bowe Bergdahl — the Army sergeant who pleaded guilty to endangering his comrades by leaving his post in 2009 in Afghanistan...

Fight starts to replace VA Choice care plan
Fight starts to replace VA Choice care plan

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Congress, the Department of Veterans Affairs and veterans service organizations will begin to spar this month over final details of a plan that not...

Forest combat tested 4th
Forest combat tested 4th

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Fort Carson is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 4th Infantry Division with stories about the unit's past. This fifth installment tells the...

Air Force could recall as many as 1,000 retired pilots to address serious shortage
Air Force could recall as many as 1,000 retired pilots to address serious shortage

By: - 0 Sat, Oct 21, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Trump signed an executive order Friday allowing the Air Force to recall as many as 1,000 retired pilots to active duty to...

Air Force Academy's Lindgren says astronauts escape Earthly squabbles
Air Force Academy's Lindgren says astronauts escape Earthly squabbles

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Astronaut Kjell Lindgren missed his class reunion at the Air Force Academy. But cadets and his class of 1995 classmates sent him a message in space....

Insights: War of words on Bowe Bergdahl leaves collateral damage
Insights: War of words on Bowe Bergdahl leaves collateral damage

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Sat, Oct 21, 2017

If you love America it's easy to hate Bowe Bergdahl. He was a 23-year-old private first class in the Army when he deserted his remote infantry post...

Air Force Academy's commandant on tough training: 'the enemy is not forgiving'
Air Force Academy's commandant on tough training: 'the enemy is not forgiving'

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Oct 21, 2017

The new commandant of the Air Force Academy said she puts people first. But don't mistake Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin's compassion for hand-holding....

Colorado Springs area military events starting Oct. 22, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Military-related events in and around Colorado Springs.

Suspect in double Colorado killing was an Air Force sergeant
Suspect in double Colorado killing was an Air Force sergeant

By: - 0 Sat, Oct 21, 2017

FORT COLLINS — Police say a man believed to have killed two people and wounded a third near a Colorado university socialized with the victims before...

Retired ‘Navy SEAL’ praising Trump on Fox News was a fake
Retired ‘Navy SEAL’ praising Trump on Fox News was a fake

By: - 0 Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Fox News ran a story on Oct. 8 about a decorated Vietnam War Navy SEAL and glass artist who created an enormous presidential glass seal he hoped to...

I-25 bridge dedicated in honor of Springs Pearl Harbor veteran Jim Downing
I-25 bridge dedicated in honor of Springs Pearl Harbor veteran Jim Downing

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

A Colorado Springs thoroughfare that for months was a jumble of traffic drums and restricted lanes will now pay tribute to a beloved local Pearl Harbor...

Wounded veteran given a free home in north Colorado Springs
Wounded veteran given a free home in north Colorado Springs

By: - 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

At the door of his new, mortgage-free home in Colorado Springs with views of Pikes Peak, retired Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Lawson was overwhelmed....

John Kelly, himself a Gold Star father,  defends Trump on condolence calls
John Kelly, himself a Gold Star father, defends Trump on condolence calls

By: - 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — He started by describing the reverent handling of America's war dead, bodies packed in ice and shipped home in the dark to an Air...

John Kelly knows what happens when troops are killed. He experienced it firsthand.
John Kelly knows what happens when troops are killed. He experienced it firsthand.

By: - 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly defended President Donald Trump on Thursday, saying that Trump had "bravely" called families of four fallen...

A veteran died as a nurse's aide played video games instead of checking on him, report says

By: - 0 Thu, Oct 19, 2017

The day after Bill Nutter was found dead in his bed at the Bedford VA Medical Center in 2016, a staff member from the Massachusetts hospital told his...

Soldier 'knew what he signed up for,' Trump reportedly said to widow of Green Beret killed in ambush
Soldier 'knew what he signed up for,' Trump reportedly said to widow of Green Beret killed in ambush

By: - 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

MIAMI — President Donald Trump told the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger that her husband "knew what he signed up for," according to a...

Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn't called all families 
Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn't called all families 

By: - 0 Tue, Oct 17, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has pulled bereaved military families into a painful political fight of his own making, going so far Tuesday as to...

Army adds new space battalion to Fort Carson's ranks
Army adds new space battalion to Fort Carson's ranks

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Oct 17, 2017

The Army's newest battalion came into existence on a Fort Carson parade field Monday. The 200 reserve soldiers of the 2nd Space Battalion in Colorado...

Air Force Academy probes alleged frosh cheating, athlete misconduct
Air Force Academy probes alleged frosh cheating, athlete misconduct

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Cheating by more than a dozen freshman Air Force Academy cadets on a low-stakes test and alleged misconduct by members of the school's lacrosse team...

'Rare, rare bird' joins fleet at World War II aviation museum in Colorado Springs
'Rare, rare bird' joins fleet at World War II aviation museum in Colorado Springs

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Oct 17, 2017

The newest exhibit at the National Museum of World War II Aviation is overweight and underpowered. It's a warplane that was outgunned by nearly...

Too fat to fight: Colorado nonprofit says military threatened by childhood obesity
Too fat to fight: Colorado nonprofit says military threatened by childhood obesity

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Even the kids in America's fittest state are too fat to fight their nation's wars, a pro-military nonprofit argues in a new study. The military has...

Trump says predecessors didn't honor fallen; response heated 
Trump says predecessors didn't honor fallen; response heated 

By: - 0 Mon, Oct 16, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is claiming his predecessors did not sufficiently honor the nation's fallen. His accusation that most presidents...

Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion, misbehavior
Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion, misbehavior

By: - 0 Mon, Oct 16, 2017

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told a military judge on Monday that he's pleading guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy....

Congress slogs to VA pension reforms
Congress slogs to VA pension reforms

By: - 0 Sun, Oct 15, 2017

In 2012, the Government Accountability Office found more than 200 financial planning and estate law firms enticing veterans or their survivors into...

Division's speed in reaching Paris surprises German forces - and Eisenhower
Division's speed in reaching Paris surprises German forces - and Eisenhower

By: - 0 Sun, Oct 15, 2017

Fort Carson is celebrating the 100th birthday of the 4th Infantry Division with stories about the unit's past. This, the fourth installment, tells the...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Oct. 15, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sun, Oct 15, 2017

THROUGH NOV. 11 Military Exchange Shopping - The Army, Air Force and Navy exchange will start allowing all honorably discharged veterans to shop...

Navy holds dual birthday-USS Colorado celebration in Colorado Springs
Navy holds dual birthday-USS Colorado celebration in Colorado Springs

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Oct 14, 2017

The Navy celebrated its birthday in landlocked Colorado Springs on Friday as local boosters worked to drum up support for the state's namesake...

Trump lays out new Iran strategy 
Trump lays out new Iran strategy 

By: - 0 Fri, Oct 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal (all times local): 1:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says Iran is not living up to...

Kidnapped, held 5 years, US-Canadian family free in Pakistan
Kidnapped, held 5 years, US-Canadian family free in Pakistan

By: - 0 Thu, Oct 12, 2017

WASHINGTON — Five years after being taken hostage in Afghanistan, an American woman and her Canadian husband are free, along with their three children,...

Colorado WWII veterans awarded France's highest honor
Colorado WWII veterans awarded France's highest honor

By: - 0 Thu, Oct 12, 2017

WINDSOR, Colo. — The French government presented five World War II veterans from northern Colorado with the country's highest honor for their efforts...

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