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The Latest: Trump skips talk of Afghanistan troop numbers
The Latest: Trump skips talk of Afghanistan troop numbers

By: - 0 1 hr ago

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will unveil his updated Afghanistan policy Monday night in a rare, prime-time address to a nation that broadly...

Trump says U.S. can't afford quick Afghanistan withdrawal 
Trump says U.S. can't afford quick Afghanistan withdrawal 

By: - 0 1 hr ago

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared Monday night the United States must continue fighting in Afghanistan to avoid the "predictable and...

Air Force Academy's new boss judging success by what cadets go on to achieve
Air Force Academy's new boss judging success by what cadets go on to achieve

By: Tom Roeder - 0 13 hr ago

New Air Force Academy boss Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria isn't judging his 4,000 cadets by what he's seen so far since returning to Colorado Springs. Instead...

US warship collides with tanker near Singapore; 10 missing
US warship collides with tanker near Singapore; 10 missing

By: - 0 Yesterday

SINGAPORE — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant ship early Monday in waters east of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca, and...

‘We knew the ship was doomed’: USS Indianapolis survivor recalls four days in shark-filled sea
‘We knew the ship was doomed’: USS Indianapolis survivor recalls four days in shark-filled sea

By: - 0 Yesterday

It was a sweltering July night, about 110 degrees, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The USS Indianapolis had just completed a top-secret...

Air Force man from Buckley found dead; investigation underway

By: - 0 Yesterday

An investigation is underway after a member of the Air Force who was stationed at Buckley Air Force Base was found dead late Friday. Commerce City...

Pain and kicks join punch and cake at Fort Carson birthday
Pain and kicks join punch and cake at Fort Carson birthday

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Yesterday

Fort Carson's five-day celebration last week came with candles, cake and pain to celebrate the 4th Infantry Division's 100th anniversary. Welcome to...

Military Update: Trump tweets lead to transgender turmoil
Military Update: Trump tweets lead to transgender turmoil

By: - 0 Yesterday

Three weeks after Donald Trump, their commander in chief, clouded their futures through a string of tweets, saying he won't allow them to serve in the...

Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis
Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 19, 2017

WASHINGTON— Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Aug. 20

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Aug 19, 2017

Military-related events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning Aug. 20, 2017.

Bennet: Trump's spending plan, tax reform, Pentagon boost going nowhere
Bennet: Trump's spending plan, tax reform, Pentagon boost going nowhere

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Gridlock in Congress could leave the Trump administration heading into its second year with his predecessor's spending plan. Colorado Democratic U.S....

Behind a WWII internment camp's barbed wire, two Scouts forged a bond. It endured when they both entered Congress.
Behind a WWII internment camp's barbed wire, two Scouts forged a bond. It endured when they both entered Congress.

By: - 0 Fri, Aug 18, 2017

When they are together, it's not hard to see the Boy Scouts they were when they met seven decades ago, in the barbed-wire Japanese internment camp that...

U.S. soldier killed in battle with IS in Afghanistan 
U.S. soldier killed in battle with IS in Afghanistan 

By: - 0 Thu, Aug 17, 2017

KABUL, Afghanistan — An American soldier was killed and several others were wounded in a battle with Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan,...

US: War would be 'horrific' but NKorea nukes 'unimaginable'
US: War would be 'horrific' but NKorea nukes 'unimaginable'

By: - 0 Thu, Aug 17, 2017

BEIJING — A military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be "horrific" but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a...

5 missing after Army helicopter goes down, items found
5 missing after Army helicopter goes down, items found

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 16, 2017

HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard and military crews are responding to a report that an Army helicopter with five aboard went down in the ocean off...

Ceremony marks passing of the torch to new Air Force Academy superintendent
Ceremony marks passing of the torch to new Air Force Academy superintendent

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Tue, Aug 15, 2017

After nearly four years at the helm of the Air Force Academy, the school's first-ever female superintendent relinquished her command Friday to a...

S. Korean president vents frustration by asserting right to veto U.S. war
S. Korean president vents frustration by asserting right to veto U.S. war

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 15, 2017

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has signaled his country will no longer stay quiet as tensions escalate between the U.S. and North Korea. In a...

Top U.S. military officer warns NKorea that U.S. military ready 
Top U.S. military officer warns NKorea that U.S. military ready 

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 14, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea — The top U.S. military officer said Monday that the United States wants to peacefully resolve a deepening standoff with North Korea...

First woman in Navy SEAL training pipeline drops out
First woman in Navy SEAL training pipeline drops out

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 12, 2017

When 1st Lt. Shaye Haver and 1st Lt. Kristen Griest became the first women to complete grueling Army Ranger training — among the most intense and...

New Fort Carson deputy commander has 'intellectual firepower'
New Fort Carson deputy commander has 'intellectual firepower'

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Aug 12, 2017

Some Army bosses are known for their bulging arms or bellowing voices. New Fort Carson deputy commander Col. William Thigpen is known for his big...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Aug. 13, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Aug 12, 2017

Military-related events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning Aug. 13, 2017.

Raising the stakes: Why North Korea is talking up Guam
Raising the stakes: Why North Korea is talking up Guam

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 12, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's announcement that it is finalizing a plan to launch four ballistic missiles over Japan toward the island of...

Trump warns US 'locked and loaded' as North readies missiles
Trump warns US 'locked and loaded' as North readies missiles

By: - 0 Fri, Aug 11, 2017

BEDMINSTER, N.J.  — President Donald Trump on Friday issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring...

Trump escalates 'fire and fury' threat to North Korea 
Trump escalates 'fire and fury' threat to North Korea 

By: - 0 Thu, Aug 10, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 2:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says that perhaps his 'fire...

Active-duty military members sue Trump over transgender ban
Active-duty military members sue Trump over transgender ban

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 9, 2017

Five active-duty service members sued President Donald Trump Wednesday over his intentions to ban transgender personnel from serving in the military....

Pentagon: British firm billed US over $50M for iffy expenses
Pentagon: British firm billed US over $50M for iffy expenses

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 9, 2017

WASHINGTON — A British company hired to train Afghan intelligence officers billed the U.S. government for high-end cars, including Porsches and an...

An Iranian drone just threatened a US fighter as it tried to land on an aircraft carrier
An Iranian drone just threatened a US fighter as it tried to land on an aircraft carrier

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 8, 2017

U.S. military officials say an Iranian drone harassed and nearly collided with a Navy attack jet Tuesday as it prepared to land on an aircraft carrier...

WATCH: Screams and kisses meet Colorado Springs mom's early return home from Qatar
WATCH: Screams and kisses meet Colorado Springs mom's early return home from Qatar

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Aug 8, 2017

Monday was like Christmas for two students in Falcon School District 49, who got a big surprise when their mom, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Bethany...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Aug. 6, 2017
Colorado Springs area military events starting Aug. 6, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Aug 8, 2017

Military-related events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning Aug. 6, 2017.

Air Force Academy's first female boss says she's leaving school on course for success
Air Force Academy's first female boss says she's leaving school on course for success

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Aug 7, 2017

Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson uses flight terms to describe her four years in command of the Air Force Academy. And one word comes up again and again:...

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