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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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Chemical weapon destruction in Pueblo halted after leak

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Oldest living Pearl Harbor survivor recounts 'Day of Infamy' to Colorado Springs students
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Retired Navy Lt. Jim Downing joked with the kids at Lewis-Palmer Middle School about the fragility that comes with being a 103-year-old Pearl Harbor...

Fort Carson to do annual tree lighting this week
By: Rachel Riley - 0 Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Here comes December - cue holiday festivities.

Fort Carson will hold its annual tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the William...

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Fort Carson brigade prepares for massive move across the Atlantic Ocean
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Nov 30, 2016

With any move, proper packing is the main thing.

Getting all those boxes perfectly padded and properly marked is a headache-inducing ritual...

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Water leak could cause delays for patients at Colorado Springs VA clinic
By: Chhun Sun - 0 Tue, Nov 29, 2016

A major water leak impacted infrastructure and could cause delays at the Colorado Springs Veterans Affairs clinic, the Eastern Colorado Health Care...

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Newest Fort Carson general scored special operations successes against Islamic State
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Nov 27, 2016

The Pikes Peak region's newest general earned his stars planning the shadowy ground war effort to roll back the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.


Colorado Springs area military events starting Nov. 27, 2016
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Patriotic Quilts Exhibit - Created by veterans, many who have participated in the Fine Arts Center's Military and the Arts:...

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Iraq War veteran receives gift that evokes memories of fallen comrade and snowboarding buddy
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Nov 25, 2016

A heart-wrenching story has turned heartwarming, and a local Iraq War veteran says he couldn't be more grateful for everyone who had a hand in the...

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Cook, carve and chow - Fort Carson soldiers prep food for Salvation Army Thanksgiving meals
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Wed, Nov 23, 2016

Turkey carving isn't for the faint of heart, says Fort Carson culinary Staff Sgt. Nicholas Davis.

"There's ripping and pulling and pulling and...

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One month after Colorado Springs flight, War World II pilot Frank Royal dies
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Nov 22, 2016

World War II veteran Air Force Col. Frank Royal died Saturday, a month after he took a final flight in Colorado Springs alongside the P-38 he flew in...

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Fort Carson invites you to invite a soldier for Thanksgiving
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Nov 21, 2016

If you have an extra seat at your Thanksgiving table, a Colorado Springs nonprofit would like to help you fill it.

Citizen Soldier Connection...

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Controversy continues over commissary pricing tactics
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Product buyers for the Defense Commissary Agency are becoming very unpopular with many grocery suppliers.

The buyers are confronting them with...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Nov. 20, 2016
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Patriotic Quilts Exhibit - Created by veterans, many who have participated in the Fine Arts Center's Military and the Arts:...

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Rescue bird sanctuary helps Navy vet cope with PTSD
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MYAKKA CITY, Fla. — Neighbors called the police after they couldn't take the avian shrieking anymore. When police entered the abandoned St. Petersburg...

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95 soldiers set to return in Sunday Fort Carson homecoming
By: Rachel Riley - 0 Fri, Nov 18, 2016

About 95 soldiers are coming home to Fort Carson Sunday night, just in time for Thanksgiving.

A homecoming celebration will take place at...

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