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Potential shutdown would hit hardest at Colorado Springs military bases
Potential shutdown would hit hardest at Colorado Springs military bases

By: Tom Roeder - 0 4 hr ago

Hurried shutdown planning meetings began at military bases across the Pikes Peak region and Colorado Springs on Wednesday as leaders prepared for...

Flags lowered Monday to honor Fort Carson Green Beret killed in Afghanistan
Flags lowered Monday to honor Fort Carson Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

By: Tony Peck - 0 7 hr ago

Flags across Colorado will be flown at half-staff Monday to honor a Fort Carson Green Beret who died in Afghanistan. Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin was...

Thursday satellite launch aims to bolster missile defense
Thursday satellite launch aims to bolster missile defense

By: Tony Peck - 0 Yesterday

In the wake of Hawaii's weekend missile warning scare, the Air Force is preparing to deploy a new satellite to spot incoming threats. The mission,...

Auditors raise more concerns about Denver VA hospital costs
Auditors raise more concerns about Denver VA hospital costs

By: - 0 Wed, Jan 17, 2018

DENVER — Government auditors raised concerns Wednesday about the cost of medical equipment and furniture for a new veterans hospital in suburban Denver...

America's fastest spy plane could be back - and hypersonic
America's fastest spy plane could be back - and hypersonic

By: - 0 Tue, Jan 16, 2018

For years, Lockheed Martin has been developing a successor to one of the fastest aircraft the world has ever seen, the SR-71 Blackbird, the Cold War...

Colorado Springs nonprofit provides hearty meals, family environment for more than 100 soldiers
Colorado Springs nonprofit provides hearty meals, family environment for more than 100 soldiers

By: Tony Peck - 0 Mon, Jan 15, 2018

More than 100 soldiers ate homemade turkey and ham with local families this holiday season thanks to local nonprofit. It was a big boost for Citizen...

Missile-alert error leads to reassignment of employee
Missile-alert error leads to reassignment of employee

By: - 0 Mon, Jan 15, 2018

HONOLULU — When Jonathan Scheuer got an alert on his phone of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii, he and his family didn’t know what to do. They...

Colorado Springs veteran wants to give region's war heroes their due
Colorado Springs veteran wants to give region's war heroes their due

By: Tony Peck - 0 Mon, Jan 15, 2018

One Colorado Springs veteran believes so fervently in keeping alive the memory of the region's Medal of Honor recipients that he has their initials...

AROUND TOWN: 2017 Colorado Springs Debutantes part of a 51-year tradition
AROUND TOWN: 2017 Colorado Springs Debutantes part of a 51-year tradition

By: Linda Navarro - Sun, Jan 14, 2018

A formal 51-year holiday tradition celebrated 24 local young women as the 2017 Colorado Springs Debutantes Dec. 22 at The Broadmoor International...

Drones keep entering no-fly zones over Washington, raising security concerns
Drones keep entering no-fly zones over Washington, raising security concerns

By: - 0 Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Over a career that has taken him to Afghanistan and Iraq, Col. Patrick Duggan has seen the lethal power of drones. Now, as a base commander in the...

‘BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII,’ the alert screamed. It was a false alarm.
‘BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII,’ the alert screamed. It was a false alarm.

By: - 0 Sat, Jan 13, 2018

A push alert that warned of ballistic missile heading straight for Hawaii and sent residents into a full-blown panic Saturday was a mistake, state...

VA will pay up for emergency care claims
VA will pay up for emergency care claims

By: - 0 Sat, Jan 13, 2018

The Veterans Affairs Department published a revised rule Jan. 9 that allows payment of hundreds of thousands of pending claims for private sector...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Jan. 4, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Military-related events in and around Colorado Springs.

Air Force Academy cadet faces court-martial in bathroom peeping incidents
Air Force Academy cadet faces court-martial in bathroom peeping incidents

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Jan 12, 2018

A male Air Force Academy cadet accused of taking pictures of female classmates inside a women's restroom on the campus faces court-martial Thursday...

Poop, pop threaten Air Force rocket program, investigators say
Poop, pop threaten Air Force rocket program, investigators say

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Pentagon investigators have found that Air Force rocket programs have a poopy problem with messy factories and sloppy procedures that could endanger...

Colorado Springs mom lauds Trump's order on mental health care for returning vets
Colorado Springs mom lauds Trump's order on mental health care for returning vets

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Fri, Jan 12, 2018

A Colorado Springs Gold Star Mom who lost her combat-veteran son to suicide in 2015, Kim Harter is applauding an executive order signed Tuesday by...

Ex-Air Force policeman who recorded rapes sentenced to prison
Ex-Air Force policeman who recorded rapes sentenced to prison

By: Lance Benzel - Fri, Jan 12, 2018

A former Peterson Air Force Base security policeman who led a double life while raping sex workers at gunpoint is headed for decades behind bars....

Diminutive Fort Carson sergeant punching her way toward Olympics
Diminutive Fort Carson sergeant punching her way toward Olympics

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Sgt. Rianna Rios banged away with her M-4 rifle at a Fort Carson range Tuesday, punching holes in paper targets at 300 yards. She shot well enough to...

‘Learn his name first’: The politicizing of military widows is touching a nerve
‘Learn his name first’: The politicizing of military widows is touching a nerve

By: - 0 Sun, Jan 7, 2018

In a way, Jenn Budenz lies with him, her right hand resting on their infant, with a gaze fixed on a framed photo of Maj. Andrew Budenz...

'Chained' CPI will nip pay for retirees
'Chained' CPI will nip pay for retirees

By: - 0 Sun, Jan 7, 2018

The new Republican-passed tax law deploys a new method of tracking inflation called the "chained" Consumer Price Index, a tool that will dampen future...

UCHealth partnership gives boost to AFA doctors facing combat
UCHealth partnership gives boost to AFA doctors facing combat

By: - 0 Sun, Jan 7, 2018

A six-year-old partnership between the surgeons of the Air Force Academy and UCHealth Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs prepares doctors for...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Jan. 7, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sun, Jan 7, 2018

THROUGH NOVEMBER "Trenches to Treaties: World War I in Remembrance" - 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., $5, $4...

Wife of Russian man slain in US meets vet who got his kidney
Wife of Russian man slain in US meets vet who got his kidney

By: - 0 Fri, Jan 5, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A Russian man who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Pittsburgh last month donated his organs — and the Army National Guard veteran who...

Big donation set to boost Air Force Academy programs
Big donation set to boost Air Force Academy programs

By: - 0 Thu, Jan 4, 2018

A "significant" donation from a prominent Air Force Academy graduate will double the number of cadets who can visit bases around the country, the Air...

Fort Carson soldier killed in Afghanistan firefight
Fort Carson soldier killed in Afghanistan firefight

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Jan 4, 2018

A Fort Carson soldier died in a New Year's Day firefight in eastern Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday. Sgt. 1st Class Mihail...

US soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan
US soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan

By: - 0 Tue, Jan 2, 2018

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. military says an American soldier has been killed fighting in eastern Afghanistan. A military statement issued Tuesday...

Soldier home for the holidays died rescuing neighbors from fire
Soldier home for the holidays died rescuing neighbors from fire

By: - 0 Mon, Jan 1, 2018

New York - Private Emmanuel Mensah went off to serve in the Army National Guard, but it was back home where he made the ultimate sacrifice. Mensah...

Air Force Academy brainstorming at research center is outgrowth of Cyberworx effort
Air Force Academy brainstorming at research center is outgrowth of Cyberworx effort

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Jan 1, 2018

Work by Air Force Academy cadets could revolutionize how the Air Force keeps tracks of its planes in battle and plans attacks. The work was on...

Opting-in  for blended retirement adds value
Opting-in for blended retirement adds value

By: - 0 Sun, Dec 31, 2017

Last week, 900,000 active-duty service members and 700,000 Reserve and Guard members become eligible to opt out of a rigid yet more valuable High-3...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Dec. 31, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Dec 30, 2017

Military-related events in and around Colorado Springs.

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