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Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy
Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

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COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France — For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred....

A West Point grad wrote ‘Communism will win’ in his cap. The Army kicked him out.
A West Point grad wrote ‘Communism will win’ in his cap. The Army kicked him out.

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 19, 2018

The alumni of the United States Military Academy at West Point span presidents, generals and astronauts in what its students call the Long...

Colorado National Guard troops train with NATO allies
Colorado National Guard troops train with NATO allies

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Jun 19, 2018

More than 200 Colorado National Guard airmen and 10 F-16 fighters from Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora are facing a new kind of battle this weekend as...

Trump orders creation of 'space force,' taking Colorado Springs and Pentagon by surprise
Trump orders creation of 'space force,' taking Colorado Springs and Pentagon by surprise

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Jun 19, 2018

President Donald Trump on Monday redoubled his efforts to create a separate military force for space, directing the Pentagon to clear the way for the...

Foretold on Facebook: A Colorado Springs veteran leaps to his death
Foretold on Facebook: A Colorado Springs veteran leaps to his death

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Mon, Jun 18, 2018

Hours after being discharged from a mental health treatment facility, 38-year-old disabled veteran Lee Cole hiked into a wilderness area in southwest...

Military Update: 'Blended' retirement plans to take hold
Military Update: 'Blended' retirement plans to take hold

By: - 0 Sun, Jun 17, 2018

The Defense Department's Office of the Actuary released a report this month that projects "take rates" for the most controversial feature of the new...

Colorado Springs area military events starting June 17, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Jun 16, 2018

THROUGH NOV. 11 Military Museum Tour - 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays, Dragonman, 1200 Dragonman Drive; 683-2200, dragonmans.com. THROUGH NOVEMBER...

Wounded warriors take healing ride through Colorado Springs
Wounded warriors take healing ride through Colorado Springs

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Jun 16, 2018

The morning sun was sweltering Friday as three dozen wounded troops mounted their two- and three-wheelers for a cycle ride across Colorado Springs....

U.S. Air Force responds to racist video of new service member
U.S. Air Force responds to racist video of new service member

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS, Mo. --  The U.S. Air Force responded to a Snapchat video after it was posted to a U.S. Air Force recruiting Facebook page. The video...

Trump contradicts US military stance on Korea war games
Trump contradicts US military stance on Korea war games

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 13, 2018

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's abrupt announcement that he will suspend U.S. military drills in South Korea appeared to catch the Pentagon and...

Soldiers from Fort Carson's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade deploy to Europe
Soldiers from Fort Carson's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade deploy to Europe

By: Haley Candelario - 0 Tue, Jun 12, 2018

Nearly 300 Fort Carson soldiers departed for Europe on Monday to support the European Command's Atlantic Resolve mission and the U.S. Central Command's...

Air Force officer who vanished in 1983 found using fake ID
Air Force officer who vanished in 1983 found using fake ID

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 11, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Air Force officer with top security clearance who disappeared in New Mexico 35 years ago has been found in California after...

Warrior competition at Fort Carson pushes soldiers to the limit
Warrior competition at Fort Carson pushes soldiers to the limit

By: Tony Peck - 0 Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Soldiers were pushed to their limit during a Fort Carson competition last week, marching miles in near record heat before testing their marksmanship....

A first for the Army: Scouting big cities for new command HQ
A first for the Army: Scouting big cities for new command HQ

By: - 0 Sun, Jun 10, 2018

The U.S. Army is scouting large cities to find a home for a new command headquarters so it will be close to academia and industry, a first for the...

A focus on families: Athletes' support networks get attention during Warrior Games held in Colorado Springs
A focus on families: Athletes' support networks get attention during Warrior Games held in Colorado Springs

By: Tony Peck - 0 Sun, Jun 10, 2018

An athletic spectacle for wounded troops in Colorado Springs brought a bonus this year as the Warrior Games renewed its emphasis on the importance of...

Fort Carson's Living History Day gives a glimpse into the lives of soldiers, past and present
Fort Carson's Living History Day gives a glimpse into the lives of soldiers, past and present

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sun, Jun 10, 2018

Just days after the 74th anniversary of D-Day, Fort Carson offered the opportunity to go back in time. Participants Saturday in the post's Living...

Military Update: Senate mulls new promotion system for officers
Military Update: Senate mulls new promotion system for officers

By: - 0 Sun, Jun 10, 2018

Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps personnel chiefs jointly testified in January before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel on the...

Colorado Springs area military events starting June 10, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Jun 9, 2018

THROUGH NOV. 11 Military Museum Tour - 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays, Dragonman, 1200 Dragonman Drive; 683-2200, dragonmans.com. THROUGH NOVEMBER...

U.S. special ops soldier killed, 4 wounded in Somalia
U.S. special ops soldier killed, 4 wounded in Somalia

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — One U.S. special operations soldier was killed and four U.S. service members wounded in an "enemy attack" Friday in Somalia, the U.S....

Interstate 25 and Fillmore Street bridge named after Colorado Springs Pearl Harbor survivor
Interstate 25 and Fillmore Street bridge named after Colorado Springs Pearl Harbor survivor

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Sat, Jun 9, 2018

Three unlikely friends, separated by nearly a century, reunited Friday as a cadre of politicians and military officials dedicated the Fillmore Street...

VIDEO: A 'whole new world' for Air Force's Michael Christiansen at Warrior Games
VIDEO: A 'whole new world' for Air Force's Michael Christiansen at Warrior Games

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 8, 2018

Meet one of four Colorado-based athletes representing the United States Air Force in this year's Warrior Games at the Air Force Academy. Master Sgt....

David Ramsey: Warrior Games' John Meyer survived motorcycle crash. Now, the Air Force staff sergeant takes calm road to archery victory.
David Ramsey: Warrior Games' John Meyer survived motorcycle crash. Now, the Air Force staff sergeant takes calm road to archery victory.

By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Jun 8, 2018

In the moments after John Meyer Jr. won the open compound archery competition at Thursday’s Warrior Games, he showed virtually no emotion. He waved at...

72 jobs cut at Peterson after Air Force Space Command stripped of computer warfare role
72 jobs cut at Peterson after Air Force Space Command stripped of computer warfare role

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Jun 8, 2018

Peterson Air Force Base will lose 72 airmen and civilians after Air Force Space Command was stripped of its role overseeing the service's computer...

Defense policy bill includes $120 million for work at Colorado Springs bases
Defense policy bill includes $120 million for work at Colorado Springs bases

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Jun 7, 2018

Colorado would see more than $120 million in construction at local military bases under a $716 billion military policy and spending bill the Senate is...

Paul Klee: Transition a common challenge for uncommon athletes at Warrior Games
Paul Klee: Transition a common challenge for uncommon athletes at Warrior Games

By: Paul Klee - 0 Wed, Jun 6, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS — His wife sent the video that made Jason Melo’s Tuesday. Melo, a member of Team Canada, had just completed three attempts in the...

Veterans, families mark 74 years since Allied D-Day landings
Veterans, families mark 74 years since Allied D-Day landings

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 6, 2018

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France — Families of fallen soldiers and dwindling numbers of veterans of the D-Day invasion gathered on the Normandy shore...

Fort Carson soldier, 19, killed in ATV crash
Fort Carson soldier, 19, killed in ATV crash

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, Jun 6, 2018

A 19-year-old Fort Carson soldier died Saturday in an ATV crash while on leave in his hometown of Ashville, Pa. Cody "C.J." Maines was assigned Dec....

Today in History: June 6, 1944, remembering D-Day
Today in History: June 6, 1944, remembering D-Day

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 6, 2018

Today is Wednesday, June 6, the 157th day of 2018. There are 208 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 6, 1944, during World...

David Ramsey: Stephanie Johnson pushes Army's basketball team toward 3rd straight Warrior Games title
David Ramsey: Stephanie Johnson pushes Army's basketball team toward 3rd straight Warrior Games title

By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Jun 5, 2018

Army’s wheelchair basketball team is a wonder. The players execute superb fast breaks and pick and rolls.  They can score inside and outside. And...

Children, families get hands-on training at Warrior Games' Expo
Children, families get hands-on training at Warrior Games' Expo

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Mon, Jun 4, 2018

Jenn and Kevin Beck are raising their 4-year-old son Gray to become a proud American. On Sunday, the parents from Highlands Ranch had the opportunity...

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