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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...

News: Education

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...

News: Local News

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.

News: U.S. & World

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...

Man who helped shape Air Force Academy remembered by daughter as great dad

Military Update: Carter's 'Force of the Future' tallies only modest changes
By: - 0 Sun, Nov 22, 2015

Defense Secretary Ash Carter unveiled the "first tranche" of his Force of the Future initiatives Wednesday. They included none of the costly or...

Online program gives soldiers a virtual look at discipline
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Nov 22, 2015

WASHINGTON - Wayward soldiers, beware: The top sergeant in the Army is watching. And when he's done, your squad leader will be keeping an eagle eye...

Drills aim to make Schriever Air Force Base even more secure
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Nov 20, 2015

Leaders say drills this week at Schriever Air Force Base will make one of the most secure sites in the military even safer.

Driven by rising...

Space Command general making changes to prep for possibility of space war
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Nov 16, 2015

Gen. John Hyten doesn't want a war in space.

But the boss of Air Force Space Command said he's preparing to defend America's assets in orbit...

Military Update: Reserve and National Guard retirees near to becoming 'veterans'
By: - 0 Sun, Nov 15, 2015

On the eve of Veterans Day, the Senate passed a bill with language to grant "honorary" veteran status to as many as 200,000 Reserve and National...

Air Force Academy monument a teaching tool and a tribute
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Nov 15, 2015

Heroism of the past will help train future cadets at a new Air Force Academy monument, leaders say.

The Plaza of Heroes unveiled this month...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Nov. 15, 2015
By: - 0 Sun, Nov 15, 2015


Military Artistic Healing Exhibition - Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave.; csfineartscenter.org.


PPCC to host screenings of veterans-related documentaries with a twist
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Nov 12, 2015

As part of its week-long observance of Veterans Day, Pikes Peak Community College on Thursday will host public screenings of two documentaries with a...

Colorado Springs will soon have pioneering program aimed at helping soldiers, veterans cope with sexual trauma
By: Maria St. Louis-Sanchez - 0 Thu, Nov 12, 2015

Colorado Springs will soon have a pioneering program to help active-duty soldiers and veterans who have experienced sexual trauma during their...

Deals and discounts for vets this Veterans Day (and beyond) in the Pikes Peak region
By: - 0 Wed, Nov 11, 2015

Note: Watch for live video coverage around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday on gazette.com from one Colorado Springs restaurant offering free meals to...

Veterans learn adaptive sports after life-changing injuries at Olympic Training Center camp
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Nov 11, 2015

For retired Army Sgt. Justin Bryant, Wednesday raises mixed feelings.

"Veterans Day is a good day and a bad day for me," said Bryant who...

Colorado Springs man puts his money on the line to help homeless veterans
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Nov 11, 2015

Chief Master Sgt. William Galvan has raised $2,000 for his plan to get homeless veterans off the street.

It's a good start, the Air Force...

Veterans Day closures, events around Colorado Springs
By: - 0 Wed, Nov 11, 2015


Banks and credit unions: Most banks and credit unions closed Wednesday; check with individual banks or credit unions.


Panel discussion at UCCS on diversity shows military's progress
By: Matt Steiner - 0 Wed, Nov 11, 2015

A panel of six retired and current military personnel largely agreed Tuesday night that the U.S. military is a model of diversity that the corporate...

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