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US commander corrects earlier statement over deadly Afghanistan airstrike

- 0 - 12 hr ago

WASHINGTON — The top commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan says the U.S. airstrike that killed 22 at a medical clinic in the city of Kunduz over the weekend was requested by Afghan forces.

Gen. John F. Campbell, speaking at...

Colorado Springs defense contractor gets $119 million in new, amended contracts
By: Wayne Heilman - 0 13 hr ago

Colorado Springs-based defense contractor Vectrus Inc. announced Friday a subsidiary had been awarded $119 million in contracts and contract...

Scammers posing as soldiers are at it again, Army warns
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Oct 4, 2015

Scammers posing as soldiers are again out in force looking for love online, the Army's Criminal Investigation Command reports.

In a news...

Air Force Academy superintendent Michelle Johnson: All of our cadets go pro
By: - 0 Sun, Oct 4, 2015

I love sports - the competition, the teamwork, the athleticism. Our twin boys even humor me when I'm not traveling, and we go shoot hoops, throw the...

Military Update: Conferees shape leaner budget for pay, benefits
By: - 0 Sun, Oct 4, 2015

Military members and families have little to cheer from compromises House and Senate conferees have reached as they finalized details of key...

Military Briefs
By: - 0 Sun, Oct 4, 2015

CC to hold vet events during homecoming

Colorado College will host events for the school's veterans along with its annual homecoming...

Air Force Academy superintendent looks back on her first two years on the job
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Oct 4, 2015

In her first days on the job at the Air Force Academy, Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson found herself justifying the school's existence amid a Pentagon...

Air Force Academy's Polaris Hall set for November opening
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Oct 4, 2015

The most iconic structure built on the Air Force Academy since the Cadet Chapel will open next month.

Polaris Hall, home to the school's Center...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Oct. 4, 2015
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Air Force Falcons hockey vs. Denver - 7:05 p.m. Clune Arena, Air Force Academy, go online for tickets:...

Authorities: Man arrested in Detroit for decades-old Fort Carson shooting
By: - 0 Fri, Oct 2, 2015

Authorities say a Fort Carson deserter wanted for a 1990 shooting on the post has been captured in Detroit.

The U.S. Marshals Service says...

Veteran who tried to stop Oregon gunman was shot 5 times
By: - 0 Fri, Oct 2, 2015

ROSEBURG, Ore. — When the gunshots started at Umpqua Community College, some people mistook them for falling books. But Army veteran Chris Mintz...

6 US service members among 11 dead in Afghan plane crash
By: - 0 Thu, Oct 1, 2015

WASHINGTON — Eleven people, including six U.S. service members, were killed early Friday when a U.S. Air Force C-130J transport plane crashed in...

Fort Carson soldier who died in California training incident is identified
By: Chhun Sun - 0 Thu, Oct 1, 2015

A Fort Carson soldier who died Wednesday after a training exercise in California has been identified as Staff Sgt. Christopher Popham, officials...

Fort Carson soldier dead in California training incident
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Oct 1, 2015

A Fort Carson soldier died Wednesday from injuries he suffered six days earlier after an eight-wheeled Stryker vehicle rolled during a training...

Congress OKs deal to finish over-budget Denver VA hospital
By: - 0 Wed, Sep 30, 2015

DENVER — Congress has approved a deal to let the Veterans Affairs Department complete a long-delayed and over-budget medical center outside Denver,...

Fort Carson soldier ID'd as victim of fatal motorcycle crash
By: Chhun Sun - 0 Wed, Sep 30, 2015

The man who died in a weekend motorcycle crash in Fremont County was identified Wednesday as a Fort Carson soldier, officials said.


US defense official: Russia has launched airstrikes in Syria
By: - 0 Wed, Sep 30, 2015

WASHINGTON — A U.S. defense official tells The Associated Press that Russia has launched airstrikes in Syria.

The move follows a unanimous...

US military favors keeping troops in Afghanistan past 2016
By: - 0 Wed, Sep 30, 2015

WASHINGTON — In a potential major shift in policy, U.S. military commanders want to keep at least a few thousand American troops in Afghanistan...

Pikes Peak government group gets $800,000 grant from Defense
By: Kassondra Cloos - 0 Tue, Sep 29, 2015

A federal grant of $800,000 will help the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments conduct a land-use study with three military installations and local...

Congress balks at deal to fund VA hospital in Aurora
By: - 0 Tue, Sep 29, 2015

WASHINGTON — With only days left to act, federal lawmakers failed Tuesday to reach a deal on how to finish construction of a VA hospital in Aurora...

Thousands of Fort Carson soldiers set to fight mock battles
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Sep 27, 2015

More than 4,000 Fort Carson soldiers will fight their way through mock battles starting Monday as the post's 2nd Brigade Combat team begins a...

UCCS working to upgrade veterans center
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Sep 27, 2015

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will double the size of its center for student veterans next year thanks to a donation.


Fountain cemetery tour provides glimpse into the lives of veterans buried there
By: Stephen Hobbs - 0 Sun, Sep 27, 2015

An annual exploration of Fountain's Fairview Cemetery mixed history and reverence for veterans buried at its grounds.

The event, run by the...

Pentagon enlisting outsiders to help search for U.S. WWII MIAs
By: - 0 Sun, Sep 27, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. - Justin Taylan has been to the remote Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea dozens of times over the past two decades, spending...

Military Update: DOD resists push to roll back compound drug rules
By: - 0 Sun, Sep 27, 2015

Thirty-one House members, most of whom, public records show, got campaign dollars from compound drug lobbyists, are pressing the Department of...

Army gathering looks to space
By: - 0 Sun, Sep 27, 2015

Army gathering looks to space

Army space experts from around the nation gathered in Colorado Springs last week to talk tactics and share...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Sept. 27, 2015
By: - 0 Sun, Sep 27, 2015


Pikes Peak Workforce Center Fall Job Fair - For ages 18 and older, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., with early entry for veterans, transitioning...

Air Force Academy cadets come out in force to help make community safer
By: Matt Steiner - 0 Sat, Sep 26, 2015

More than 400 Air Force Academy cadets joined forces with American Red Cross workers Friday by going door to door and promoting fire safety in El...

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