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Amid budget uncertainty, airmen in Colorado Springs prepare to fight fires

Wed, May 14, 2014 - 7:55 PM 0

Four-engine C-130s will fly low over the mountains south of Pikes Peak for the next week as airmen with a Peterson Air Force Base wing...

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Air Force Academy graduation tickets available

Wed, May 14, 2014 - 3:58 PM 0

Tickets to the Air Force Academy's May 28 graduation will be handed out at three locations starting Friday. The tickets are free, and they...

Soldiers' advocates say Fort Carson banned them

Fri, May 16, 2014 - 9:06 AM 0

DENVER — Two veterans who advocate for injured or mentally ill soldiers filed a lawsuit saying they have been illegally barred from Fort Carson.

Obama presents top medal to Afghanistan veteran

Tue, May 13, 2014 - 4:56 PM 0

WASHINGTON — It could have been over for Kyle J. White just 30 seconds into the firefight with the Taliban, when a rocket-propelled grenade...

Service scheduled for Air Force chief who revitalized Colorado Springs veterans parade

Military Briefs: 4 Fort Carson soldiers earn Ranger tab
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4 from Fort Carson earn Ranger tab

Fort Carson's 1st Lt. Shaye Haver made headlines last week when she became one of the first women to...

Military Update: The arguments behind new tech-track career paths
By: - 0 Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Every year, hundreds of technically or tactically skilled officers and noncommissioned officers, trained at great expense, leave the military for the...

Air Force Academy falconry can be bloody rewarding
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Avoiding the talons is key when you're learning how to fly the Air Force Academy's living mascot.

Those flashing prey-grabbers whip by handlers...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Aug. 23, 2015
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Active-duty military and veterans get free admission to all Colorado state parks - For a list of parks, go to...

Friday Military Salute: One man's journey to honor the Buffalo Soldiers
By: Eric Singer - 0 Sat, Aug 22, 2015

Willie Breazell is the Chairman of the Buffalo Soldiers Community Memorial Committee, which is raising money to build a 12-foot wide by 6-foot tall...

Male classmates praise Fort Carson's female Ranger
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Aug 21, 2015

A Fort Carson lieutenant was more than one of the first two women to complete the Army's grueling Ranger School.

Classmates on Thursday said...

Female lieutenant from Fort Carson 'happy, relieved' to join Ranger ranks
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Aug 20, 2015


Join a roundtable discussion today about the Army's elite Ranger training program and the two women, including 1st Lt....

General: Colorado Springs kids are too fat to fight
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Aug 20, 2015

A group of high-ranking military brass held a Colorado Springs news conference Wednesday warning parents and politicians that most kids in the Pikes...

Hackers expose millions on cheating site; some in US govt
By: - 0 Wed, Aug 19, 2015

LONDON — Hackers say they have exposed unfaithful partners across the world, posting what they said were the personal details of millions of people...

Colorado Springs man gets happy reunion with World War II plane he piloted
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Historians have described America's victory in the war that ended 70 years ago Saturday as a symphony of men and machine.

The bravery of a...

Cripple Creek sees 40,000 ride into - and out of - town for annual veterans rally
By: Ryan Maye Handy - 0 Mon, Aug 17, 2015

The 23rd annual American Veterans Rally in Cripple Creek likely filled every hotel room and local campgrounds in Teller County this weekend when it...

Military Update: 'Force of Future' to reward talent, diversity, motherhood
By: - 0 Sun, Aug 16, 2015

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter next month will be presented with a package of proposals for reshaping military and defense civilian pays, promotions...

Military briefs: Johnson reasserts goals for academy
By: - 0 Sun, Aug 16, 2015

Johnson reasserts goals for academy

Air Force Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson kicked off a new school year by laying out her...

Colorado Springs air show will benefit veteran-aimed charity
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Aug 16, 2015

A new veteran-aimed charity in Colorado Springs will greet the community with an air show to mark its opening.

The Mount Carmel Center of...

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