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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: Senate Basic Allowance for Housing reform would end windfalls of rent sharing

By: - 0 - Sun, May 29, 2016

The Senate Armed Services Committee, as part of an aggressive campaign to limit military compensation costs, is calling for "substantial reform" of the $21 billion Basic Allowance for Housing program.

One proposal would end what the committee...

Special Operations troops assaulted downtown Tampa ... all to thunderous applause
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TAMPA - On Wednesday, Special Operations troops from more than a dozen countries jumped out of helicopters, rappelled from buildings and expended...

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One of Air Force Academy's top graduates to trade cadet uniform for Marine cammies
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, May 29, 2016

One of this year's top graduates of the Air Force Academy won't fly off into the wild blue yonder after Thursday's graduation rites.

Cadet Mark...

Fountain-Fort Carson junior a volunteer hall of famer
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sun, May 29, 2016

Hall of fame inductees usually aren't teenagers. But David R. Terrell, a junior at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, has racked up enough volunteer...

Colorado Springs area military events starting May 29, 2016
By: - 0 Sun, May 29, 2016

THROUGH JUNE 18

NORAD Exhibit - Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd.; 488-0880,...

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Mount Everest climb was personal for Fort Carson officer
By: Seth Boster - 0 Fri, May 27, 2016

An intestinal infection had left her feeling sicker than ever, and once again Gary Medvigy and Christine Ping tried to persuade their daughter to not...

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A school record: 6 Colorado Springs-area classmates receive appointments to U.S. military academies
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, May 27, 2016

It's a record at Falcon High: Six of the school's 350 seniors who will graduate Saturday have received appointments to a military service...

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Fort Carson general: Remembering war dead more important as memory of battles fade
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, May 27, 2016

Fort Carson honored nearly 400 troops from the post who have died overseas since 9/11 on Thursday, and leaders say as the pain of war fades, it's...

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Female Fort Carson soldier summited Mount Everest Tuesday in bid to raise PTSD awareness
By: Seth Boster - 0 Wed, May 25, 2016

Fort Carson Capt. Elyse Ping Medvigy, was atop the world Tuesday.

Medvigy, 26, summited Mount Everest in the morning hours with a fellow...

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Land use study could build harmony between bases, neighbors
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, May 22, 2016

Friction between the Pikes Peak region's five military bases and neighbors could be eased by a study aimed at influencing future land use decisions,...

Colorado Springs area military events starting May 22, 2016
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THROUGH MAY

Free rides - Active-duty military members ride free on Mountain Metropolitan Transit fixed-route buses when military ID is...

Congressional panel holds Denver hearing on VA health care
By: - 0 Fri, May 20, 2016

DENVER — A congressional subcommittee is holding a hearing in Denver to take testimony on VA hospitals and on prescription drugs for veterans.

...

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Colorado Springs mayor proud of award that measures how community treats troops
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, May 18, 2016

Colorado Springs has picked up plenty of plaudits in recent months, including a rating as the nation's fifth-best city to live in and praise for its...

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Army's civilian boss has confidence in Fort Carson future
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, May 15, 2016

The Army's civilian leader expressed glee after firing a couple of 120 mm tank rounds at a Fort Carson training range last week.

Acting Army...

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Military Update: Per senate panel, military pay raise caps should continue
By: - 0 Sun, May 15, 2016

For a fourth straight year, military personnel could see their basic pay increase fall short of average wage growth in the private sector.

That...

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