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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...

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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.

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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...

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Military Update: Move would give veterans access to cheap online shopping

By: - 0 - Sun, Aug 21, 2016

The Department of Defense's Executive Resale Board voted unanimously this month to recommend that military exchange services open online discount shopping to 19 million honorably discharged veterans next year.

Officials hope this move...

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Fort Carson center is supermarket for military paperwork
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Arriving at Fort Carson used to mean a scavenger hunt for newly assigned soldiers.

In addition to long hours of bureaucracy and paperwork, it...

John W. Vessey Jr., who chaired the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the 1980s, dies at 94
By: - 0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Retired Army Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., a self-professed "mud soldier" in two wars whose tenure as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff coincided with...

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Colorado Springs aerial firefighters kept on the fly with blazes in several states
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Airmen from Colorado Springs are battling fires in several Western states, and last week, they hit three states in one day.

It helps that the...

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Fort Carson event will focus on civilian job opportunities for veterans, outgoing military
By: Rachel Riley - 0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Fort Carson will hold a two-day summit next month for veterans and outgoing military members and their spouses to learn more about career options,...

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Military Briefs: 4th Infantry Division gets new deputy commander; Fort Carson hiring event
By: - 0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

4th ID gets new deputy commander

Brig. Gen. Kenneth L. Kamper took over as deputy commander of Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division in a...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Aug. 21, 2016
By: - 0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

THROUGH SATURDAY

Summer Youth Tours - For ages 6-13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, National Museum of World War II Aviation, 755 Aviation Way,...

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Colorado Springs' Downing, 102-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor, to lead salute to vets
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

Thousands of bikers will head to Cripple Creek over the weekend for an annual rally to honor veterans. On Saturday, they will celebrate one of the...

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Miliary Update: Court ruling could leave VA on hook for unpaid claims
By: - 0 Tue, Aug 16, 2016

More than 2 million claims for private sector emergency health care services provided to VA-enrolled veterans since February 2010 could be eligible...

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Remains of Pearl Harbor hero, 'a born leader,' brought to Colorado Springs
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Mon, Aug 15, 2016

In his final letter to his parents, penned in level lines of looping but unhurried script, 20-year-old Navy Ensign John Charles England apologized...

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Freshmen ascend into Air Force Academy cadet with pomp, ceremony
By: Rachel Riley - 0 Sun, Aug 14, 2016

For Air Force Academy freshman Kayla Wofford, the hardest part of basic training was a tie between suffering the fumes of the school's training gas...

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Fort Carson headquarters trimmed as Army targets management for downsizing
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Aug 14, 2016

About 200 soldiers have been downsized from a Fort Carson battalion as the Army works to cut overhead as it trims its rosters.

The...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Aug. 14, 2016
By: - 0 Sun, Aug 14, 2016

THROUGH AUGUST

Free entrance to Colorado state parks for active-duty and veterans - For information, go to...

'Taptoo' show in Colorado Springs to honor, troops and their families
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Aug 14, 2016

Drill teams bands and bagpipes will invade the Pikes Peak Center downtown on Aug. 27 for the Colorado Military Taptoo.

Bandsmen from the Air...

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Focus shifting to space, cyber
By: - 0 Sat, Aug 13, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. - Military officers had just finished a mission in the Air Force's premier exercise to train pilots for air-to-air...

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