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Afghanistan vet celebrates end of military's transgender ban

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Pentagon report: General was roadblock for Air Force Academy football misconduct probe
By: Tom Roeder - 0 8 hr ago

The Pentagon's inspector general found that a former Air Force Academy boss hindered an investigation into athlete misconduct, including drug use and...

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Pentagon: Repeal of ban on transgender service members coming in July
By: Tom Roeder - 0 8 hr ago

The Defense Department is expected to repeal its ban on transgender service members in July, a Pentagon official said Friday, putting to rest a long...

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30 unclaimed service members will be laid to rest at Colorado cemetery
By: Tiffany Ditto - 0 22 hr ago

Fort Logan National Cemetery will hold a ceremony in honor of 30 veterans whose remains went unclaimed.

The Unclaimed Veterans Remains...

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El Paso County to reserve parking spaces for Purple Heart recipients
By: Jake Allen - 0 Tue, Jun 21, 2016

The first of many reserved parking spots for Purple Heart recipients will be dedicated by El Paso County Tuesday, the county said.

The parking...

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The few, the proud, the fit: Women strive for combat jobs
By: - 0 Tue, Jun 21, 2016

WASHINGTON — Six months after the Pentagon ordered all combat jobs open to women, seven female Marines are either serving in those posts or waiting...

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Long-distance dad brought closer via video chat from Afghanistan
By: Cassie Heeke - 0 Tue, Jun 21, 2016

When Kortney Carter's daughters, 5-year-old Evelyn and 2-year-old Cassie, wish their dad a happy Father's Day on Sunday, they'll do it through a...

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Much-delayed destruction of chemical weapons begins in Pueblo
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Jun 20, 2016

The ribbon cutting last week was a bit premature, but officials at the Pueblo Chemical Depot say there's plenty to celebrate.

Despite plumbing...

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Air Force NCO Academy members repair Colorado Springs preschool
By: Tiffany Ditto - 0 Sun, Jun 19, 2016

Around 120 U.S. Air Force volunteers from all over the country were painting walls, landscaping, practicing masonry, and repairing the Community...

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Colorado Springs Army doc says local skills help him navigate African medicine
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Jun 19, 2016

Army Capt. Jason Auchincloss returned to the continent of his youth and found something different.

The Colorado Springs physician assistant...

Colorado Springs area military events starting June 19, 2016
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MONDAY

Pikes Peak Chapter/Military Officers Association of America - Sky Sox Game and all-you-can-eat ballpark buffet dinner, Security Service...

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Military Update: House-Senate conferees to negotiate key benefit changes
By: - 0 Sun, Jun 19, 2016

The House and Senate, in passing separate versions of the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, haven't yet agreed on the size of the next...

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Air Force Thunderbirds heading back to the sky after crash
By: - 0 Thu, Jun 16, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be back in the air this weekend after a pilot crashed during a flyover at an Air Force...

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VA says it tried to fire executive for hospital cost overrun
By: - 0 Thu, Jun 16, 2016

AURORA — The Veterans Affairs Department was about to fire one executive because of massive cost overruns at a VA hospital outside Denver, and...

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Errors, inexperience blamed in parachute death of Navy SEAL from Colorado
By: - 0 Wed, Jun 15, 2016

CORONADO, Calif. — A Navy investigation into last year's death of a SEAL during parachute training blames errors made by supervisors, as well as the...

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'Thanks Obama' -- Internet trolls blame president for Thunderbird crash
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Jun 13, 2016

While the investigation into the cause of an Air Force Thunderbirds crash in Colorado Springs is ongoing, the Internet has already found someone to...

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Air-conditioned planes could cool tensions between Air Force Academy, neighbors
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Cooler airplanes could help cool tensions between the Air Force Academy and its neighbors as cadets hit the height of their flying season this...

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Army's top enlisted soldier talks cake, part-time training
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Soldiers across the Army are getting a challenge as the service celebrates its 241st birthday this week.

As every post around the world rounds...

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Protesters gather outside circus show in Colorado Springs
By: Tiffany Ditto - 0 Sun, Jun 12, 2016

A cageful of protesters from the Colorado Springs Animal Advocates were outside The Broadmoor World Arena Saturday protesting the circus.

The...

Colorado Springs area military events starting June 12, 2016
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THROUGH SATURDAY

NORAD Exhibit - Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd.; 488-0880,...

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Military Update: New Balance battling for military shoe deal
By: - 0 Sun, Jun 12, 2016

For decades, the military services avoided paying millions of dollars extra every year to subsidize American-made athletic shoes for recruits by...

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Women conquering military kitchens with top chef honors
By: - 0 Sun, Jun 12, 2016

Some may question why an Air Force general needs one personal chef, let alone a staff of three, but Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Medeiros is quick to defend...

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Blue Angels pilot to be buried Saturday in Durango
By: - 0 Sat, Jun 11, 2016

DURANGO — A private burial ceremony for a Blue Angels pilot who was killed in a crash while practicing for an airshow is planned for Saturday.

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Bill would increase death benefit for some veterans
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Jun 10, 2016

A House measure from Colorado Springs U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn would give all veterans the same $747 death benefit that's only given to vets who die in...

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Pentagon says 19 strikes hit Syria, Iraq on Thursday
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Jun 10, 2016

The Air Force and Navy were busy overnight slamming targets in Iraq and Syria as part of the effort to uproot Islamic State terrorists.

The...

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Start-up delayed at Pueblo plant to destroy chemical weapons
By: - 0 Fri, Jun 10, 2016

PUEBLO, Colo. — The Army says a plant that will destroy the nation's largest remaining stockpile of mustard agent won't start operating until...

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Pilot: Blue Angels will fly again 'when the time is right'
By: - 0 Fri, Jun 10, 2016

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — During an emotional candlelight vigil in Florida, members of an elite flight demonstration squad said goodbye to one of its...

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Keyser defends military record amid questions by rival senate candidate
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Fri, Jun 10, 2016

DENVER - Jon Keyser laid to rest questions about the role he played in the capture and kill missions in Iraq that he frequently touts on the campaign...

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Start-up delayed at Pueblo plant to destroy chemical weapons
By: - 0 Fri, Jun 10, 2016

PUEBLO — The Army says a plant that will destroy the nation's largest remaining stockpile of mustard agent won't start operating until September...

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Blue Angels pilot killed in crash to be honored in Colorado
By: - 0 Thu, Jun 9, 2016

DURANGO — Durango is getting ready to honor a Blue Angels pilot killed in a crash in Tennessee last week.

Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss crashed near...

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