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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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Photos: Tuskegee Airmen celebrated at the Air Force Academy

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The annual Tuskegee Airmen Celebration took place at the Air Force Academy on Monday.

The event included a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial statue.

- See the gallery from the Air Force Academy.

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Get a Job Monday: Fly high with a job at the Air Force Academy
By: Eric Singer - 0 Mon, May 2, 2016

Ready to take your career helping others in a new direction? Positions are opening up that will enhance productivity through creative programs...

Colorado Springs looking for ideas to honor military spouses
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, May 1, 2016

Colorado Springs prides itself as a city that honors its troops.

Home to five military installations, the city has memorials, parades and...

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Military Update: House defense spending plan rejects benefit cuts for troops, veterans
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With U.S. forces still at war and House members up for re-election in November, the House Armed Services Committee rejected almost every idea the...

Colorado Springs area military events starting May 1, 2016
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"The First Stain Upon American Arms: The Shameful Affair of the Cedars, May 1776" - Lecture by Mark Anderson, historian and author,...

Colorado Springs schools wants a few good sergeants to teach kids about military
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Apr 30, 2016

A Colorado Springs charter school wants its graduates headed to basic training to be ready for the worst from drill instructors.

So, Atlas...

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Lawmakers hear complaints at Colorado Springs meeting, but say fixing VA health care is not easy
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Apr 26, 2016

U.S. Reps. Doug Lamborn and Mike Coffman met with veterans Monday morning to gather ammunition they say they will use against the Department of...

Colorado Springs area military events starting April 24, 2016
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Rocky Mountain Chapter, 82nd Airborne Division Association fraternity meeting - Open to retired, active, guard and reserve...

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Fort Carson brigade ready to fly in to fight future wars
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Apr 24, 2016

Fort Carson's 1st Brigade Combat Team trained in the snow last week.

While that may seem mundane, the muddy soldiers and the mortar fire are...

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Military Update: Commissary reforms advance with shopper safeguards
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The House armed services subcommittee on military personnel unanimously has endorsed sweeping reforms to how groceries are procured, priced, promoted...

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Fort Carson soldiers testing for prestigious badge
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On Friday, more than 100 Fort Carson soldiers were on day two of trying to earn the exclusive Expert Field Medical Badge.

Each of what's...

Appeals court finds VA wronged vets by ignoring 2010 law
By: - 0 Mon, Apr 18, 2016

A three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims has ruled unanimously that the Department of Veterans Affairs ignored "plain...

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The sky's the limit here
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Apr 17, 2016

A satellite built by Air Force Academy cadets and loaded with high-tech experiments is ready to rocket to space in early 2017.


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Johnson: Nurturing the art of serendipity
By: - 0 Sun, Apr 17, 2016

Have you ever experimented with the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button on Google? We are all too familiar with how a standard search engine functions: Type...

ROTC cadets learn about tenacity of forebears on scorching march
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Apr 17, 2016

Army ROTC cadets from Colorado State University-Pueblo took a long walk in the desert last month to remember the troops who suffered through the...

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