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  • US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic....

  • Colorado Springs charity supports children who have lost parents to war

    A Colorado Springs charity that supports the children of fallen troops is hoping for a big turnout at its Saturday fundraiser run at Fox Run Regional Park. Angels of America's Fallen tries to help kids who have lost a parent at war rebuild their lives through sports and activities. Founder Joe Lewis said the goal is to help children connect...

  • Two strokes haven't kept AFA coach from competing

    At 42, Lt. Col. Dan Oosterhous, an Air Force pilot, tennis coach and athlete, felt alive and healthy until a stroke threatened to end his career and forever alter his life. Recently medically retired, Oosterhous continues as the Air Force Academy's men's head tennis coach and as an athlete representing the nation in the first Invictus Games...

  • STEM Rocks gives children an up-close and fun look at science, math and engineering

    Dinosaur fossils, rockets, catapults, electricity and much more were gathered at the Air and Space Museum on Peterson Air Force Base for the third STEM Rocks forum by the Challenger Learning Center on Aug. 23. "STEM Rocks is an event for military families and kids to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering and math," said...

  • Army major gets medal for saving man from train

    ORINDA, Calif. - A U.S. Army officer who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq was celebrated as a hero for his actions off the battlefield. Maj. Adam Czekanski received a medal from the Army on Sept. 4 for his efforts to rescue a man who fell onto Bay Area Rapid Transit train tracks in Orinda, Calif., in January. Czekanski, 37, ran from the top...

  • Taxpayers cover Coast Guard private-party patrols

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - At private parties on the waters of Long Island Sound, lined by some of the country's most exclusive real estate, hosts setting off elaborate fireworks displays enjoy a little-known benefit. Security is provided, at no expense, by the Coast Guard. For some regattas, yacht club parties and even weddings, the maritime agency...

  • Understanding new 'in-state' tuition ceiling on GI bill

    Perhaps the first thing veterans using GI Bill education benefits should understand about new "in-state tuition" protection that Congress approved last month is that it won't take effect for another year. The delay until the fall 2015 semester will give state-run colleges and universities time to prepare policies or laws to lower tuition and...

  • Military Awards

    Master Sgt. Faline M. Kubes Air Force Master Sgt. Faline M. Kubes has retired from the Air Force after serving honorably for 24 years. Kubes was last serving as the NCO in charge of general surgery and gastroenterology clinics with the Air Force Academy. Kubes is the wife of Chris A. Kubes of Colorado Springs. 
Spc. Christen Dierken Army...

  • Military Briefs

    Cyberwarfare may 
become own branch Computer warfare could be become a separate branch of the Army, splitting from the Signal Corps, the Army said on its website. Building a cyber branch comes as the Army stands up its first computer warfare brigade in Georgia that is focused on defending Army networks from hackers. "The Cyber Protection...

  • Military calendar Sept. 14, 2014

    TUESDAY Fort Union and the Battle of Glorieta Pass - 1:30-3:30 p.m., PILLAR Institute, 202 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., Suite I, $25. Registration required: 633-4991, Saturday Angels of America's Fallen Angel-Run 5K - To benefit children of America's fall military and first responders, 9-11:30 a.m., Fox Run Regional Park,...

  • Colorado National Guard talks ISIS with contingent from Jordan

    DENVER - Surrounded by chaos, the kingdom of Jordan is relying on deep ties with the U.S. and Colorado to counter the threat of the terror group ISIS. "It's in time of difficulty when you find out who your friends are," Jordan's Prince Feisal, brother of King Abdullah and a three-star general in his country's military, said Thursday during a...

  • Navy searches for pilot after jets crash into sea

    LEMOORE, Calif. — Two U.S. Navy jets crashed into the western Pacific Ocean, where one pilot was rescued and another was missing, the Pentagon said Friday. A search for the missing pilot was underway. The F/A-18C Hornet fighter jets were from Carrier Air Wing 17 based at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California's San Joaquin Valley....

  • Petraeus tells Denver crowd that new Obama strategy likely will work against ISIS

    DENVER - The man who penned most of America's strategy to counter al-Qaida and stop the insurgency in Iraq told a packed theater here that a new strategy to roll back the terror group ISIS will likely work quickly in Iraq. "In Iraq, all the ingredients are there," retired Army Gen. David Petraeus told an audience gathered by Denver's...

  • ISIS concerns loom as Colorado Springs troops commemorate 9/11 attacks

    The 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks brought a warning from U.S. Northern Command's top general: America faces as much peril today as it did in 2001. Growing threats from the ISIS terror group and mounting concern over instability in Ukraine made 9/11 a day for caution, said Gen. Chuck Jacoby and Canadian defense minister Robert Nicholson...

  • Video: Friday Military Salute - a way overdue honor

    The push is on to get a Colorado Springs World War two hero his rightful place in modern day history.  The U.S. Senate is poised to approve a bill to add the name of PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom to the new Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic in Colorado Springs. The U.S. House has already approved the name change.   Lindstrom received...

  • Fort Carson corporal named top soldier, more competition awaits former 'nerd'

    A Fort Carson corporal has been named the best soldier in Army Forces Command and will compete in October for the title of best soldier in the Army. It was the fifth test of soldier skills for Cpl. Zach Bandli, who has also won three contests at Carson and another facing the top soldiers in III Corps at Fort Hood, Texas. The competitions...

  • Colorado Springs-area military bases to mark 9/11 anniversary, flyover planned

    Military bases across the Pikes Peak region are coming together Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of Sept. 11. The event, featuring top military officials from the U.S. and Canada, is being held at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station and is closed to the public. It's one of several ceremonies across Colorado to remember the terrorist...

  • Injured soldiers, organized by Colorado-based group, climb Mount Whitney to mark 9/11

    FORT COLLINS — A group of injured soldiers has summited California's Mount Whitney to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The 13 servicemen and women representing four branches of the military reached the top of the highest peak in the contiguous United States at dawn Thursday. Many of them suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder...

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