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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...

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.

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...

Colorado airmen called on to fight California wildfires

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Crews and planes from the 302nd Airlift Wing in Colorado Springs flew Monday to fight growing wildfires that had blacked 124,000 acres in California.

Three C-130 transport planes and 28 airmen roared from Peterson Air Force Base on Monday...

General to Air Force Academy graduates: You're idiots
By: Tom Roeder 0 Yesterday

A graduation speaker at the Air Force Academy had an odd message for three cadets who joined the ranks of the class of 2015 after wrapping up summer...

Tougher basic training trims Air Force Academy's freshman class
By: Tom Roeder 0 Sun, Aug 2, 2015

The Air Force Academy's class of 2019 will finish basic training about 6 percent smaller than it was when the basics arrived at the school in...

Military Update: Compound drugs fleece TRICARE, create deep budget hole
By TOM PHILPOTT Military Update 0 Sun, Aug 2, 2015

Dodgy companies peddling pricey compound pharmaceuticals have fleeced the Tricare program so severely this year that they are largely to blame for a...

Military briefs: Fort Carson housing complex ready for wrecking ball
The Gazette 0 Sun, Aug 2, 2015

Carson complex

to be replaced

A much-maligned housing complex at Fort Carson will face the wrecking ball, the post said in a news...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Aug. 2, 2015
By Carlotta Olson 0 Sun, Aug 2, 2015


Suits for Troops - Donate gently used men's and women's suits to assist servicemen/women preparing to enter civilian life at...

3 new laws will benefit Colorado veterans
By: Tom Roeder 0 Sat, Aug 1, 2015

A measure that will allow military honors to be displayed on handicap license plates is one of three veteran-friendly Colorado General Assembly...

Friday Military Salute: One smile for a lifetime
By: Eric Singer 0 Fri, Jul 31, 2015

Jennifer Lipscomb sees a link between her work as a supply specialist in the Army and what she now does as a civilian.

"Honestly, it is all...

Air Force Academy program provides therapy to wounded warriors
By: Tom Roeder 0 Sun, Jul 26, 2015

Wounded, injured and ill airmen sat tall in the saddle last week as they rode through an Air Force Academy program designed to give them a key...

Colorado Springs riding program offers help to wounded warriors
By: Jack Howland 0 Sun, Jul 26, 2015

The clomping sound of hooves was hard to miss Saturday afternoon at the Kit Carson Riding Club for the inaugural Ranch Horse Round...

Military briefs
The Gazette 0 Sun, Jul 26, 2015

Carson deputy gets stars on collar

Fort Carson deputy commander Timothy Daugherty is seeing stars after the Army's top general gave him one for...

Military Update: VA chief counterpunches over 'community care' costs
By TOM PHILPOTT Military Update 0 Sun, Jul 26, 2015

The Veterans Choice, Access and Accountability Act of 2014, which Congress rushed to pass last summer to address a patient wait-time scandal, spurred...

Friday Military Salute: Suits for Troops
By: Eric Singer 0 Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Rampart Range Blue Star Mothers is sponsoring a Suits for Troops campaign to provide suits to people transitioning out of the military in Colorado...

Army's top general talks troop cuts, citizen patrols in Fort Carson visit
By: Tom Roeder 0 Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Army chief Gen. Ray Odierno said during a Fort Carson visit he wants 490,000 soldiers in uniform to meet the service's worldwide commitments - 40,000...

Getting to the bottom of Army troop cuts is no easy task
By: Tom Roeder 0 Mon, Jul 20, 2015

The Army says it will cut 40,000 soldiers from its ranks, but how it will hack about half that number from the roster is hazy.

This month the...

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