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Philpott: Tricare changing with new contracts
Philpott: Tricare changing with new contracts

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Military health care is seven months from rolling out "historic" reforms to improve patient access and quality of care, to streamline health operations...

Colorado Springs area military events starting April 30, 2017

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 29, 2017

SATURDAY Blue Jeans and Brass Gala - To benefit local military and their families, 6 p.m., Norris-Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road,...

Friendly fire may have killed 2 Army Rangers in Afghanistan
Friendly fire may have killed 2 Army Rangers in Afghanistan

By: - 0 Yesterday

WASHINGTON — Two Army Rangers killed during a raid on an Islamic State compound in eastern Afghanistan may have died as a result of friendly fire...

North Korea test-fires missile amid high tensions with U.S.
North Korea test-fires missile amid high tensions with U.S.

By: - 0 Yesterday

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says North Korea has test-fired a missile from the western part of its country. There...

Vectrus subsidiary nets $115M contract
Vectrus subsidiary nets $115M contract

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Thu, Apr 27, 2017

A subsidiary of Vectrus Inc. has received a $115 million Army contract to provide operations and maintenance, information technology support and supply...

2 U.S. troops killed in anti-ISIS operation in Afghanistan
2 U.S. troops killed in anti-ISIS operation in Afghanistan

By: - 0 Thu, Apr 27, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan overnight Wednesday. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis says they were...

WATCH: North Korea puts out new video showing the White House in crosshairs and carriers exploding
WATCH: North Korea puts out new video showing the White House in crosshairs and carriers exploding

By: - 0 Thu, Apr 27, 2017

SEOUL — A North Korean propaganda outlet Thursday released a video clip showing a simulated attack on the White House and declaring that “the enemy to...

U.S. starts ‘swiftly’ installing controversial antimissile battery in South Korea
U.S. starts ‘swiftly’ installing controversial antimissile battery in South Korea

By: - 0 Wed, Apr 26, 2017

SEOUL — The U.S. military started installing a controversial antimissile defense system in South Korea overnight Tuesday, triggering protests and...

Another 'Mystery Plane' identified: 'Air Force One' seen flying low over Colorado
Another 'Mystery Plane' identified: 'Air Force One' seen flying low over Colorado

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

AURORA, Colo. — Another unidentified plane flew low over Colorado on Tuesday morning, garnering attention from thousands below. That plane is commonly...

Philpott: Tricare shifting dental coverage to new insurer
Philpott: Tricare shifting dental coverage to new insurer

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Responsibility to provide dental care coverage to 1.37 million active duty family members, and 376,000 Reserve and Guard members and their families,...

Colorado Springs Civil Air Patrol cadets earn national cybersecurity honor
Colorado Springs Civil Air Patrol cadets earn national cybersecurity honor

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Homegrown students could end up playing a key role in fending off cyber attacks against businesses and government agencies. Five high school juniors...

Russian planes patrol U.S. West Coast
Russian planes patrol U.S. West Coast

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

There are reports of Russian bomber patrols along the West Coast each of the past four nights, but this is not exactly the case. One was a maritime...

Colorado Springs area military events starting April 23, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Military events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning April 23, 2017.

Piñon Canyon exercise could reveal future of Fort Carson unit, Army
Piñon Canyon exercise could reveal future of Fort Carson unit, Army

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

The brigade that rolled out of Fort Carson this week for a mock war at the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site now has much more than eight-wheeled Stryker...

French flying team impressed by Americans' admiration for armed forces
French flying team impressed by Americans' admiration for armed forces

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Capt. Benjamin Michel surveyed a snow-capped Pikes Peak from the cockpit Wednesday along with nine comrades on the French air force's flying team....

WATCH: Largest military convoy operation in Colorado since World War II begins
WATCH: Largest military convoy operation in Colorado since World War II begins

By: - 0 Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Over 1,200 military vehicles and around 5,000 soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team took a massive road trip down I-25. They left from Fort Carson...

French flying team set to roar over Air Force Academy this week
French flying team set to roar over Air Force Academy this week

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Apr 19, 2017

A French air force flying team will roar over the Air Force Academy on Wednesday to celebrate the nations' bonds built in the sky during World War I....

Peterson's 302nd Airlift Wing heads to Idaho to drill ahead of summer fire season
Peterson's 302nd Airlift Wing heads to Idaho to drill ahead of summer fire season

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Apr 19, 2017

The 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base prepared Tuesday for its 24th summer battling flames. The wing is sending a pair of its C-130...

Fort Carson prepares for biggest convoy operation since World War II
Fort Carson prepares for biggest convoy operation since World War II

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Apr 18, 2017

More than 1,200 vehicles will roll south from Fort Carson this week in what's again the biggest convoy operation since World War II. It's a bigger...

Suit alleges Army wrongly discharged thousands
Suit alleges Army wrongly discharged thousands

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 18, 2017

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A federal lawsuit filed Monday alleges the U.S. Army has issued less-than-honorable discharges for potentially thousands of service...

Black Hawk crew practices perfect landings at Memorial Hospital helipad
Black Hawk crew practices perfect landings at Memorial Hospital helipad

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Two men poked their heads from the sides of an Army Black Hawk helicopter as the more than 15,000-pound beast lumbered toward a 58-by-58-foot landing...

Trump warns North Korea: 'Gotta behave'
Trump warns North Korea: 'Gotta behave'

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 17, 2017

PANMUNJOM, South Korea — A day after a failed North Korean missile test, U.S. President Donald Trump had a message Monday for the North's  ruler:...

Tom Philpott: Tempting buyout could sink retirement
Tom Philpott: Tempting buyout could sink retirement

By: 0 Sun, Apr 16, 2017

When the first wave of active-duty personnel who opt into the new Blended Retirement System next year start to retire a decade later, they will face a...

Peterson Air Force Base picking up the Pentagon's top award for excellence in space missions
Peterson Air Force Base picking up the Pentagon's top award for excellence in space missions

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Apr 15, 2017

The 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base may need a bigger trophy case after picking up the Pentagon's top award for excellence in space missions...

Colorado Springs area military events starting April 16, 2017
Colorado Springs area military events starting April 16, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Apr 15, 2017

Military events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning April 16, 2017.

Navy investigating California SEAL's porn-movie moonlighting
Navy investigating California SEAL's porn-movie moonlighting

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 15, 2017

CORONADO, Calif. — The Navy is investigating a decorated SEAL who moonlights as a porn actor. The Naval Special Warfare Command wants to know whether...

North Korean official: Ready for war if Trump wants it
North Korean official: Ready for war if Trump wants it

By: - 0 Fri, Apr 14, 2017

PYONGYANG, North Korea — President Donald Trump's tweets are adding fuel to a "vicious cycle" of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea's vice...

U.S. drops 'mother of all bombs' on Islamic State tunnel in Afghanistan
U.S. drops 'mother of all bombs' on Islamic State tunnel in Afghanistan

By: - 0 Fri, Apr 14, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with "the mother of all bombs," the...

U.S. reportedly ready to launch strike against North Korea to stop another nuclear test
U.S. reportedly ready to launch strike against North Korea to stop another nuclear test

By: - 0 Thu, Apr 13, 2017

The U.S. is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that North Korea is...

Misdirected U.S. strike killed 18 allied fighters in Syria
Misdirected U.S. strike killed 18 allied fighters in Syria

By: - 0 Thu, Apr 13, 2017

BEIRUT — The U.S. military says a misdirected airstrike this week killed 18 allied fighters battling the Islamic State group in northern Syria. U.S....

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