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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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Air Force Academy to welcome parents, kick off football season this weekend

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Longtime Colorado Springs airman bids bittersweet goodbye to the wild blue yonder
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Aug 29, 2016

Chief Master Sgt. David Carey dealt with the age jokes for a couple of decades.

Colleagues would ask him about flying over Europe in World War...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Aug. 28, 2016
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Free park entrance for active-duty and veterans - For information, go to tinyurl.com/z59f53s.



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No turkeys will be harmed in Army group's fundraiser at Fort Carson
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Aug 28, 2016

The local chapter of the Association of the United States Army is hoping a few straight-shooters can help the organization raise cash to support...

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Air Force Academy archer aims for world crown
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Aug 28, 2016

Miriam Trafford is only a sophomore at the Air Force Academy, but she already has a pilot's call sign.

Around campus she's "Katniss Everdeen,"...

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Maintenance work will shut down hot water for wide swath of Fort Carson
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Aug 28, 2016

Soldiers in 36 barracks buildings at Fort Carson will get a taste of the deployed life starting Thursday when maintenance work at a steam plant on...

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Fort Carson to welcome home nearly 200 soldiers on Saturday
By: Rachel Riley - 0 Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Fort Carson will welcome home about 195 soldiers returning from Afghanistan Saturday evening.

A homecoming for members of the 4th Infantry...

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Military Update: Move would give veterans access to cheap online shopping
By: - 0 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

The Department of Defense's Executive Resale Board voted unanimously this month to recommend that military exchange services open online discount...

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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
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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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