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Fort Carson's new, game-changing drones can strike targets deep behind enemy lines
Fort Carson's new, game-changing drones can strike targets deep behind enemy lines

By: Tom Roeder - 0 23 hr ago

Fort Carson's newest weapon is also its most revolutionary, allowing ground-pounding units to strike targets hundreds of miles behind enemy lines and...

Super secretive space defense center near Colorado Springs begins 24-hour operations
Super secretive space defense center near Colorado Springs begins 24-hour operations

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Yesterday

The National Space Defense Center at Schriever Air Force Base has moved beyond war games, with intelligence agency experts and Space Command airmen...

Famed Colorado Springs photographer was an unknown Army hero
Famed Colorado Springs photographer was an unknown Army hero

By: Tony Peck - 0 Yesterday

To many, Myron Wood is known as a prolific photographer. To fewer, he was the pianist who regaled Colorado Springs pedestrians with ragtime music. But...

Base stores seek new ways to compete
Base stores seek new ways to compete

By: - 0 Yesterday

When asked about the current level of savings for commissary shoppers in an era of sweeping reforms, the interim director of Defense Commissary Agency,...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Feb. 18, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Military-related events in and around Colorado Springs.

Air Force Academy haircut email stirs controversy over Michael Jordan reference
Air Force Academy haircut email stirs controversy over Michael Jordan reference

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Feb 17, 2018

An email sent to Air Force Academy cadets went off the rails this week when a sergeant went from discussing appropriate grooming to a statement that...

Bomb scare in Colorado reveals obscure piece of World War II history
Bomb scare in Colorado reveals obscure piece of World War II history

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Feb 15, 2018

A cement-filled training bomb dropped during World War II caused a scare in Otero County after it was uncovered in a field this week. The weapon is one...

Colorado Springs Pearl Harbor hero Jim Downing dies at 104
Colorado Springs Pearl Harbor hero Jim Downing dies at 104

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Feb 15, 2018

At 104, Pearl Harbor survivor Navy Lt. Jim Downing was a confidant of presidents and a star of national television. From talk shows to a profile in...

U.S. Representative calls for resignation of VA Secretary Shulkin
U.S. Representative calls for resignation of VA Secretary Shulkin

By: Tony Peck - 0 Wed, Feb 14, 2018

Another misstep by the Department of Veterans Affairs was revealed on Wednesday when a VA Office of Inspector General report concluded that Secretary...

NSA: Several hospitalized after vehicle tried to enter
NSA: Several hospitalized after vehicle tried to enter

By: - 0 Wed, Feb 14, 2018

FORT MEADE, Maryland — Police say authorities are responding to a shooting outside the National Security Agency campus at Fort Meade, where police have...

Trump’s military parade would cost between $10 million and $30 million, White House budget director says
Trump’s military parade would cost between $10 million and $30 million, White House budget director says

By: - 0 Wed, Feb 14, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House budget director says a military parade envisioned by President Donald Trump could cost between $10 million and $30...

Fort Carson plans month of tank training
Fort Carson plans month of tank training

By: Tony Peck - 0 Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Live-fire training exercises are planned on Fort Carson between February 20 and March 29, according to a Tuesday news release from the post.  ...

Newest Navy prototype is an unmanned submarine hunter
Newest Navy prototype is an unmanned submarine hunter

By: Tony Peck - 0 Tue, Feb 13, 2018

The Navy’s newest surface vessel is a prototype submarine hunter that can travel thousands of miles for months at a time. All without a single crew...

New partnership hopes to tackle military suicides
New partnership hopes to tackle military suicides

By: Tony Peck - 0 Tue, Feb 13, 2018

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention announced a new partnership with the Defense Department and Department of Veterans Affairs which aims to...

Colorado Springs fundraiser brings needed help for Canadian military struggling with PTSD
Colorado Springs fundraiser brings needed help for Canadian military struggling with PTSD

By: Tony Peck - 0 Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Troops from the North American Aerospace Defense Command came together on Saturday to raise money for Canadian military members recovering from trauma....

Base stores struggle with drop in sales
Base stores struggle with drop in sales

By: - 0 Sun, Feb 11, 2018

Sales at on-base grocery stores have fallen 6 percent in the past year, 21.3 percent since 2012, putting the shopping benefit at greater risk, say...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Feb. 11, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Events in and around Colorado Springs for military members and their families.

Army warns of scammers pretending to be soldiers online
Army warns of scammers pretending to be soldiers online

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Feb 9, 2018

In what's become an annual Valentines Day warning, the Army's Criminal Investigation Command is advising the lovelorn and troops about Internet...

Air Force Academy out of compliance on sexual assault, Pentagon says
Air Force Academy out of compliance on sexual assault, Pentagon says

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Feb 9, 2018

Mismanagement of the Air Force Academy's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office has put the school out of compliance with Defense Department...

Is the VA motto outdated and sexist? The head of the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans group thinks so.
Is the VA motto outdated and sexist? The head of the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans group thinks so.

By: - 0 Thu, Feb 8, 2018

The Department of Veterans Affairs is coming under increasing pressure to change its motto to include female veterans, through an effort...

Colorado Springs-area bases ready for shutdown as budget deadline looms
Colorado Springs-area bases ready for shutdown as budget deadline looms

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Feb 8, 2018

​Military bases around the Pikes Peak region again began preparing for a possible government shutdown ahead of a Thursday night budget vote in...

Defense Department unveils
Defense Department unveils "Know Your Military" campaign

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Feb 7, 2018

In Colorado Springs, home to 80,000 veterans and another 40,000 active-duty troops, the Pentagon's latest public relations push may seem a bit silly....

Trump ordered Washington military parade, Pentagon says
Trump ordered Washington military parade, Pentagon says

By: - 0 Wed, Feb 7, 2018

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to plan a grand parade of the U.S. armed forces in Washington this year to celebrate...

Defense Department offers big reward for new technologies to use underground
Defense Department offers big reward for new technologies to use underground

By: Tony Peck - 0 Tue, Feb 6, 2018

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants researchers to head down the hole with a project that explores novel ways for the military to...

Navy's new sub program at risk of delays
Navy's new sub program at risk of delays

By: Tony Peck - 0 Mon, Feb 5, 2018

Possible delays in critical technologies could postpone the roll-out of the Navy’s new Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine. The Navy’s newest...

Guard counters tradition with full ranks amid economic boom
Guard counters tradition with full ranks amid economic boom

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Feb 5, 2018

Booming economies have traditionally hammered military recruiting as would-be troops shun the services for well-paid civilian jobs. It's a problem...

Trump prods Americans to 'stand for the national anthem' in pre-Super Bowl message
Trump prods Americans to 'stand for the national anthem' in pre-Super Bowl message

By: - 0 Sun, Feb 4, 2018

President Trump thanked America’s armed forces in a statement Sunday afternoon before the Super Bowl, and prodded viewers of the game to stand for the...

Military, with large contribution from Colorado Springs, set to protect the skies over Super Bowl 52
Military, with large contribution from Colorado Springs, set to protect the skies over Super Bowl 52

By: Tony Peck - 0 Sun, Feb 4, 2018

On Sunday it won’t just be football teams suiting up for kickoff. Men and women from the U.S. and Canadian Air Forces are prepared to defend the...

New teen generation, new view of military
New teen generation, new view of military

By: - 0 Sun, Feb 4, 2018

Seventeen years of war, TV spots depicting the struggles of wounded warriors, and curbs on military advertising budgets have left the armed forces with...

New program in Colorado Springs designed to help get troops into civilian careers
New program in Colorado Springs designed to help get troops into civilian careers

By: Tony Peck - 0 Sun, Feb 4, 2018

A nationwide initiative to help transitioning military find civilian jobs has set up shop in Colorado Springs. The Onward to Opportunity in...

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