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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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Chase Bryant opens for Brad Paisley at free Air Force Academy concert

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New Colorado Springs road signs honor Buffalo Soldiers
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Sep 26, 2016

African-American troops who defended Western settlers from marauding tribes and turned the tide of the Spanish-American War now have a roadside...

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Military Update: Readiness worries deepened by Hill ineptitude on budgets
By: - 0 Mon, Sep 26, 2016

For an eighth consecutive year, Congress will fail to pass a defense budget on time.

Military leaders told the Senate Armed Service Committee...

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Fort Carson doctors saved Iraqi troops with battlefield surgeries
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Sep 25, 2016

Fort Carson doctors, nurses and medics gave battlefield treatment to wounded Iraqi troops during a nine-month deployment to the Middle East that...

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Bomby McBomberface among rejected names for Air Force's new B-21
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Sep 25, 2016

Bomby McBomberface was one of hundreds of rejected name suggestions for the Air Force's B-21 Raider bomber.

The failed names were revealed in...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Sept. 25, 2016
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Spaghetti dinner - To benefit the Sons of Italy Pikes Peak scholarship fund and The Home Front Cares, noon-5:30 p.m., BPO Elks Lodge,...

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Lawmakers want perjury investigation over costly Colorado VA hospital
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A bipartisan group of lawmakers formally asked the U.S. Justice Department Thursday to investigate whether Veterans Affairs Department executives...

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Colorado medical pot law poised to add PTSD as qualifier
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DENVER — Post-traumatic stress disorder may be added to Colorado's medical marijuana program — over the Health Department's objections.


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Grass fire on Fort Carson spreads overnight
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Training exercises on the southern part of Fort Carson sparked a grass fire Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

Initially reported as a small...

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Senators seek inquiry into concerns about Colorado veteran's suicide
By: - 0 Tue, Sep 20, 2016

DENVER — Two U.S. senators said Tuesday they asked for an investigation into a whistleblower's report that an Army veteran killed himself while...

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One of nation's largest veterans organizations, American Legion celebrates 100 years
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Sep 20, 2016

The American Legion is hoping its upcoming 100th birthday will bring renewal to one of the nation's largest and quickly graying veterans...

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Top U.S. Special Forces general: 'We're hurting ourselves' with all these movies and books
By: - 0 Sun, Sep 18, 2016

Army Gen. Raymond "Tony" Thomas, head of U.S. Special Operations Command, rarely talks specifics about the troops under his command. Direct action...

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New rocket engine passes critical test

You may be able to refuel your rocket at the nearest gas station if an Air Force Research Laboratory...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Sept. 18, 2016
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Salute Military Golf Association Golf Tournament - 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Perry Park Country Club, 7047 Perry Park Blvd., Larkspur, $150 and up....

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Military Update: Commission defends integrating VA care and outside docs
By: - 0 Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Commission on Care leaders defended their 18-point treatment plan for what ails the VA health care system, including a controversial push to let...

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