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Colorado man killed while fighting ISIS in Syria
Colorado man killed while fighting ISIS in Syria

By: - 0 18 hr ago

DENVER — The mother of a 24-year-old Colorado man who joined Kurdish forces in their fight against the Islamic State group says her son was killed in...

Air Force announces multimillion-dollar deal to help with contaminated water in Security, Widefield and Fountain
Air Force announces multimillion-dollar deal to help with contaminated water in Security, Widefield and Fountain

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 22 hr ago

The Air Force plans to pay $4.3 million to begin treating water in Security, Widefield and Fountain amid the revelation that toxic chemicals...

Military Taptoo returns to Colorado Springs for 3rd year
Military Taptoo returns to Colorado Springs for 3rd year

By: Tiffany Ditto - 0 Thu, Jul 21, 2016

The Colorado Military Taptoo show is returning to the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs Aug. 27 to honor military spouses and families.

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VA advisory group: Critics wrong to ignore 'MyVA' reforms
VA advisory group: Critics wrong to ignore 'MyVA' reforms

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Before Donald Trump and other Republicans called for a leadership makeover to save VA health care, a committee of VA advisers asked critics to stop...

Former Colorado soldier's service medals, belongings missing after eviction
Former Colorado soldier's service medals, belongings missing after eviction

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Jul 19, 2016

Iraq War veteran Jason McDonald knows what a 400-pound improvised explosive device sounds like when it's hit. He also knows what abject fear feels...

Airlines' hiring push could have negative effect on number of military pilots
Airlines' hiring push could have negative effect on number of military pilots

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Mon, Jul 18, 2016

A Rand Corp. study has found the Air Force could lose more pilots in coming years amid a hiring surge and salary increases by the nation's largest...

Service members preserve voting rights but struggle to exercise them
Service members preserve voting rights but struggle to exercise them

By: Jake Allen - 0 Sun, Jul 17, 2016

One of the most sacred values the military protects is the right to vote, retired Air Force Col. Mike Turner says, so he is working to ensure the men...

Colorado Springs area military events starting July 17, 2016

By: - 0 Sun, Jul 17, 2016

THROUGH AUG. 27

Summer Youth Tours - For ages 6-13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, National Museum of World War II Aviation, 755 Aviation Way, $10,...

Fort Carson general moving on to Command Center in Kansas
Fort Carson general moving on to Command Center in Kansas

By: Jake Allen - 0 Sat, Jul 16, 2016

Fort Carson's deputy commanding general, Brig. Gen. James Mingus, is moving on to a new assignment.

And he wouldn't be at the Mountain Post at...

Turkish president tells supporters government is in charge
Turkish president tells supporters government is in charge

By: - 0 Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the nation Saturday that his government is in charge after a coup attempt brought a night of...

Fort Carson's deputy commanding general moving to new post
Fort Carson's deputy commanding general moving to new post

By: - 0 Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Fort Carson's deputy commanding general is leaving for a new assignment after almost two years at the infantry post outside Colorado Springs.

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Fort Carson soldier killed in ATV crash is identified
Fort Carson soldier killed in ATV crash is identified

By: Tiffany Ditto - 0 Wed, Jul 13, 2016

A Fort Carson soldier was killed in an ATV accident over the weekend.

Sgt. Miguel Diaz, 26, was on his seventh year of enlistment, according...

Military update: Commission wants more veterans to gain access to private docs
Military update: Commission wants more veterans to gain access to private docs

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Twelve of 15 commissioners appointed by Congress and the president to propose reforms to veterans' healthcare have endorsed 18 "bold" steps to...

WWII aircraft will stop in Colorado Springs for public tours, flights
WWII aircraft will stop in Colorado Springs for public tours, flights

By: Jake Allen - 0 Tue, Jul 12, 2016

The Wings of Freedom Tour is coming to Colorado Springs, and visitors can step back into 1944 and experience an aeronautical snippet of World War...

Fort Carson soldier injured in training released from hospital
Fort Carson soldier injured in training released from hospital

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Mon, Jul 11, 2016

A soldier injured early Monday morning during a training exercise at Fort Carson has been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full...

U.S. sending 560 more troops to Iraq
U.S. sending 560 more troops to Iraq

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 11, 2016

BAGHDAD — The United States will send 560 more troops to Iraq to help establish a newly retaken air base as a staging hub for the long-awaited battle...

Probe shows different medal count for 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle
Probe shows different medal count for 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle

By: - 0 Sun, Jul 10, 2016

HOUSTON — The number of medals slain Navy Seal and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle received has been corrected following a military...

Col. Ron Fitch says Green Beret duty prepared him for Fort Carson garrison command
Col. Ron Fitch says Green Beret duty prepared him for Fort Carson garrison command

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Jul 10, 2016

A Green Beret is Fort Carson's new landlord.

Col. Ron Fitch, a former battalion commander in the 7th Special Forces Group, took the garrison...

Multitasking soldier is also mom, student and intern
Multitasking soldier is also mom, student and intern

By: - 0 Sun, Jul 10, 2016

It's not quite a summer vacation for Guisel Marmolejo, as she is spending her summer days in a lab or searching area streams for water samples.

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Colorado Springs area military events starting July 10, 2016

By: - 0 Sun, Jul 10, 2016

THROUGH AUG. 27

Summer Youth Tours - For ages 6-13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, National Museum of World War II Aviation, 755 Aviation Way,...

Opening ceremony of traveling Vietnam veterans memorial evokes memories in Pueblo
Opening ceremony of traveling Vietnam veterans memorial evokes memories in Pueblo

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Fri, Jul 8, 2016

Pueblo veteran Richard Hill remembers dodging booby traps lining fields of elephant grass in Vietnam. He remembers hoisting his dying friend Alvin...

20 veterans a day committed suicide in 2014, new data show
20 veterans a day committed suicide in 2014, new data show

By: - 0 Thu, Jul 7, 2016

An average of 20 veterans a day committed suicide in 2014, a trend that reflects record high rates among young men fresh out of the...

Drowning death of Navy SEAL trainee ruled a homicide
Drowning death of Navy SEAL trainee ruled a homicide

By: - 0 Thu, Jul 7, 2016

The drowning death of a U.S. sailor in Navy SEAL training has been ruled a homicide, with a medical examiner determining that a SEAL instructor...

Chelsea Manning, convicted in WikiLeaks case, hospitalized after reported suicide attempt
Chelsea Manning, convicted in WikiLeaks case, hospitalized after reported suicide attempt

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 6, 2016

Chelsea Manning, the U.S. soldier sentenced to 35 years’ imprisonment for her role in the publication of a vast trove of classified information by...

Obama slows Afghanistan troop drawdown, says 8,400 will remain
Obama slows Afghanistan troop drawdown, says 8,400 will remain

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 6, 2016

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. will leave 8,400 troops in Afghanistan when he completes his term, down slightly from the...

Saluting the flag and all it stands for
Saluting the flag and all it stands for

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 5, 2016

When President Barack Obama exclaimed, "Bring Home the Gold, David!" at the Air Force Academy's 2016 Commencement, newly commissioned graduate and...

Fort Carson training exercise starts Tuesday, will cause a ruckus during much of July
Fort Carson training exercise starts Tuesday, will cause a ruckus during much of July

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Tue, Jul 5, 2016

A training exercise beginning next week at Fort Carson beginning may cause a bit of a commotion in the Colorado Springs area.

The 4th Infantry...

Army, union team to train Colorado Springs troops in plumbing, pipefitting
Army, union team to train Colorado Springs troops in plumbing, pipefitting

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Jul 4, 2016

A group of Fort Carson soldiers traded their Kevlar helmets for construction hardhats last week as part of a union-backed program to teach a trade to...

58-year year marriage of two nations celebrated in Colorado Springs
58-year year marriage of two nations celebrated in Colorado Springs

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Jul 3, 2016

Two military leaders attended a patriotic celebration in Colorado Springs last week, and it wasn't about Independence Day.

In a room full of...

Some in Guam push for independence from U.S. as Marines prepare for buildup
Some in Guam push for independence from U.S. as Marines prepare for buildup

By: - 0 Sun, Jul 3, 2016

HAGATNA, Guam - This tiny Pacific island has several nicknames. There is "the tip of the spear" because it is the closest U.S. territory to potential...

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