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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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Mount Everest climb was personal for Fort Carson officer

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A school record: 6 Colorado Springs-area classmates receive appointments to U.S. military academies
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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 7 hr ago

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


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Unearthing a wartime camp
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CHATHAM TOWNSHIP, N.J. - On a gently sloping hillside studded with pine trees, clues to a Revolutionary War mystery are slowly being revealed,...

Colorado Springs area military events starting May 15, 2016
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Armed Forces Week Concert - "Our American Heroes" with the Air Force Academy Band, 7 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave.,...

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Talk between cadets and defense secretary covers transgender troops, Russian aggression, drones
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, May 13, 2016

Air Force Academy cadets had plenty of questions for Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday, including when the Pentagon will accept transgender...

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Schriever Air Force Base colonel headed to trial on allegations of rape, adultery, dirty selfie
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, May 11, 2016

A Schriever Air Force Base colonel will head to court-martial in August on a pile of charges, including multiple instances of adultery and a sexual...

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'I'm in this war, too!': U.S. Army Women's Museum gives credit where it's due
By: - 0 Sun, May 8, 2016


It reads like a John le Carré novel. A young woman dresses as a man, enlists in the Army and engages in combat. Later, she...

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