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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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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

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ANNVILLE, Pa. — Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers.

The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them,...

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Colorado Springs and WWI memorialized by words and deeds of Battery C
By: Tom Roeder - 0 1 hr ago

​​As much as World War II is celebrated in Colorado Springs, the war that preceded it is all but forgotten.

World War II veterans have their...

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Peterson Air Force Base marks string of birthdays
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Yesterday

Peterson Air Force Base held a birthday party last week where the participants got to pick the celebrated age.

Like 25? You can celebrate the...

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Tom Philpott: Trump's budget hits active duty, veterans
By: - 0 Sat, May 27, 2017

President Trump's first budget request embraces many Obama administration ideas to dampen military compensation growth. It would cap the next...

Colorado Springs area military events starting May 28, 2017
By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, May 27, 2017

Military events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning May 28, 2017.

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A sister uses her gifts to send messages to fallen soldier
By: - 0 Fri, May 26, 2017

NEENAH, Wis. — She begins each time by sharpening her tools, with the sound of metal on metal echoing through the sunlit old house she calls both...

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Blog: Hat toss, Thunderbirds cap 2017 graduation ceremony
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, May 24, 2017

Nearly 1,000 cadets will graduate from the Air Force Academy in a Wednesday ceremony that features a speech from America's top general and a...

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Fort Carson lauds 6K volunteers
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, May 20, 2017

Fort Carson isn't just the region's biggest military post. It is also the biggest volunteer agency.

The post is honoring its legion of 6,000...

Colorado Springs area military events starting May 21, 2017
By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, May 20, 2017

Military events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning May 21, 2017.

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Memorial service Thursday for Air Force Academy cadet killed in skydiving accident
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, May 18, 2017

The Air Force Academy plans a Thursday memorial for a senior cadet killed in an Ellicott skydiving accident.

Kaleb Estes died May 7 during a...

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Report: Nearly a fifth of troops booted for misconduct had PTSD or TBI
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, May 18, 2017

About a fifth of U.S. troops kicked out of the military since 2011 had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress or brain injuries, a report by the...

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Ticket giveaway Wednesday for Air Force Academy graduation
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, May 17, 2017

Free tickets to the Air Force Academy's May 24 graduation rites will be given to the public Wednesday.

The graduation of about 1,000 academy...

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Tom Philpott: Pentagon expected to launch pay review
By: - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

By year's end, the Department of Defense expects to launch its 13th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation, which will assess the pros and cons...

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Philpott: Tricare rate cuts alarming to doctors
By: 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

Dr. Jennifer Brooks, a retired Navy commander with a doctorate in clinical psychology, is a Tricare network health care provider in Pensacola,...

Colorado Springs area military events starting May 14, 2017
By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, May 13, 2017

Military-related events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning May 14, 2017.

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