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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: Investigators unearth compound drug scam targeting Tricare

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Federal agents this month charged 10 more defendants with fraud and conspiracy in a kickback scheme involving compound drugs and the military health insurance program.

The alleged conspiracy to market and prescribe exorbitantly priced pain...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Oct. 23, 2016
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Air Force Academy Band: Rockies Clarinet Quartet - 7-8:30 p.m., Temple Shalom, 1523 E. Monument St., free;...

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Endurance test designed to help soldiers understand unit's heritage
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Oct 23, 2016

Before dawn, soldiers from Fort Carson's 3rd Squadron of the 61st Cavalry Regiment sweated through the toughest physical training they've seen in...

Female Ranger headlines fundraiser for Colorado Springs military charity
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Oct 24, 2016

One of three women to complete the Army's elite Ranger school last year headlined an annual fundraiser for Colorado Springs military charity The Home...

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Nomination process open for Military Child of the Year awards
By: Rachel Riley - 0 Sun, Oct 23, 2016

Calling all outstanding kiddos:

Operation Homefront is accepting nominations through Dec. 5 for the 2017 Military Child of the Year...

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Penrose-St. Francis seeks former military as employees
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Oct 16, 2016

A Colorado Springs hospital chain is locking arms with the Army to give former troops a boost on the civilian job market.

Penrose-St. Francis...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Oct. 16, 2016
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18th annual Stand Down - Clothing, backpacks, hot meal, hair cuts, information and more for homeless veterans, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Colorado...

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Fort Carson soldiers aim to take Army's best medic crown
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Oct 9, 2016

After a tortuous test, two Fort Carson medics will head to Texas this month for more trials to determine whether they're the best in the Army at...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Oct. 9, 2016
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"Friendly Fire on the Cold War Homefront: Ezra Taft Benson, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the Politics of Anticommunism" - Lecture by...

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ROTC reforms weapons training after drills are mistaken for active shooters
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The Army's Reserve Officer Training Corps, a century-old military leadership program, has overhauled its weapons training procedures on the nation's...

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Military Update: VA chief sees congress letting politics slow vet reforms
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"I was confirmed 97-to-0," says VA Secretary Bob McDonald, recalling the Senate vote in July 2014 on his nomination to lead 360,000 VA employees and...

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New USS Colorado, a submarine, will launch with taste of the Rockies
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Oct 2, 2016

When Colorado's namesake submarine heads to sea next year, its 134-member crew will have something to savor from the Centennial State.


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Sibling rivalries revved up by Air Force - Navy game
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Oct 2, 2016

In Colorado Springs last week there were some monumental sibling rivalries on display - families split by the gaping divide between the cadets of the...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Oct. 2, 2016
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Air Force Academy Band - Rampart Winds - 2:30-4:30 p.m., Benet Hill, 3190 Benet Lane, free;...

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Chase Bryant opens for Brad Paisley at free Air Force Academy concert
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Wed, Sep 28, 2016

There was slim chance Chase Bryant wouldn't wind up in the music business.

With a grandfather who played with Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings...

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