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New veterans' one-stop coming to Western Slope
New veterans' one-stop coming to Western Slope

By: Seth Bodine - 0 1 hr ago

Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Loh flew in a Boeing CH-47 Chinook to Grand Junction to make a special announcement to veterans on the Western Slope: An...

Colorado vet works to restore helicopter he flew in Vietnam 
Colorado vet works to restore helicopter he flew in Vietnam 

By: - 0 5 hr ago

GREELEY — The bodies of two old helicopters lay uncovered on Bob Fritzler's property. They tower over him as he walks by them on his way to his large...

Colorado Springs area military events starting July 23, 2017
Colorado Springs area military events starting July 23, 2017

By: - 0 8 hr ago

THROUGH SEPT. 2 Aviation Summer Youth Tours - 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturdays, National Museum of World War II Aviation, 755 Aviation Way, $5-$10. Advance...

Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'
Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'

By: - 0 9 hr ago

With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the...

Air Force Academy, PPCC team up to promote cyber innovation
Air Force Academy, PPCC team up to promote cyber innovation

By: Liz Forster - 0 Yesterday

Madaline Riggs, 19, spent her early education dreaming of a career in internet technologies, yet was constantly discouraged by people claiming the...

Momentum builds for new GI bill reforms to benefit thousands
Momentum builds for new GI bill reforms to benefit thousands

By: - 0 Fri, Jul 21, 2017

The House and Senate veterans' affairs committees are moving with surprising speed and unanimity to correct inequities under the Post-9/11 GI Bill and...

Community meeting on contaminated water in south El Paso County planned for Tuesday
Community meeting on contaminated water in south El Paso County planned for Tuesday

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Wed, Jul 19, 2017

A community meeting will be held Tuesday on the toxic chemicals fouling a key source of drinking water for Security, Widefield and Fountain. The...

Jordanian soldier sentenced to life for killing 3 U.S. troops
Jordanian soldier sentenced to life for killing 3 U.S. troops

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 17, 2017

AMMAN, Jordan — A military court convicted a Jordanian soldier Monday of killing three U.S. military trainers at a Jordanian air base and sentenced him...

Veterans earn jobs through Fort Carson fellowship
Veterans earn jobs through Fort Carson fellowship

By: Seth Bodine - 0 Mon, Jul 17, 2017

A new fellowship program in the Pikes Peak region is helping veterans translate their military skills into jobs with local government. The 16-week...

Cannons fired to celebrate Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division Artillery change in command
Cannons fired to celebrate Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division Artillery change in command

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, Jul 15, 2017

Smoke from 13 honorary cannon blasts settled Monday morning over Founder's Field at Fort Carson, a salute to the 4th Infantry Division Artillery change...

Colorado Springs area military events starting July 16, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Jul 15, 2017

A look at upcoming military events in the Colorado Springs-area starting Sunday, July 16.

Army veteran's dying wish is to hear from you
Army veteran's dying wish is to hear from you

By: - 0 Fri, Jul 14, 2017

PHOENIX — An Army veteran with a terminal illness has a final wish that we can all help with.  It's doesn't require much effort on our...

Air Force veteran arrested in bombing of Oklahoma recruiting center
Air Force veteran arrested in bombing of Oklahoma recruiting center

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 12, 2017

A 28-year-old man facing federal charges in a pipe bomb explosion outside an Air Force recruiting center in Oklahoma had been enlisted in that branch...

Explosion outside Air Force recruiting center was domestic terrorism or a horrible prank
Explosion outside Air Force recruiting center was domestic terrorism or a horrible prank

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 11, 2017

TULSA, Okla. — An explosion outside an Oklahoma Air Force recruiting center is being investigated as a possible act of domestic terrorism, but the...

US soldier arrested after pledging loyalty to Islamic State
US soldier arrested after pledging loyalty to Islamic State

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 11, 2017

HONOLULU — An active duty U.S. soldier was arrested on terrorism charges after authorities say he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and...

At least 16 die in military plane crash in rural Mississippi
At least 16 die in military plane crash in rural Mississippi

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 11, 2017

A U.S. military plane used for refueling crashed into a soybean field in rural Mississippi, killing at least 16 people aboard in a fiery wreck and...

Defense Department to spend $5.6 billion on 74 more F-35 fighter planes
Defense Department to spend $5.6 billion on 74 more F-35 fighter planes

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 10, 2017

The Defense Department has announced that it is paying $5.57 billion to expand the U.S. military’s arsenal of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters by 74 planes....

Soldier charged with slayings of wife, New York trooper
Soldier charged with slayings of wife, New York trooper

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 10, 2017

THERESA, N.Y. —  An Army soldier killed his wife and a state police trooper who had responded to reports of shots fired at the couple’s rural...

Colorado Springs defense contractor Boecore wins $93 million Air Force contract
Colorado Springs defense contractor Boecore wins $93 million Air Force contract

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Mon, Jul 10, 2017

Boecore Inc. won its biggest prime contract in its 17-year history last month from the Air Force, a five-year, $93 million deal to provide near...

P-38 pilot reunited with fighter at Colorado Springs World War II museum
P-38 pilot reunited with fighter at Colorado Springs World War II museum

By: Seth Bodine - 0 Sun, Jul 9, 2017

James Kunkle Sr. was reunited with an old war "buddy" Saturday during a visit to the National Museum of World War II Aviation in Colorado Springs....

Pentagon moves to shut foreign firms out of its supply chain
Pentagon moves to shut foreign firms out of its supply chain

By: - 0 Sun, Jul 9, 2017

The Pentagon is taking initial steps to more closely enforce so-called “Buy American” laws, elevating a series of Depression-era statutes that require...

2nd Brigade ceremony starts season of leadership changes at Fort Carson
2nd Brigade ceremony starts season of leadership changes at Fort Carson

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Jul 9, 2017

Fort Carson's 2nd Brigade Combat Team celebrated the accomplishments of an old boss while welcoming a new boss this month. The 3,500-soldier infantry...

Vets test online access to exchange
Vets test online access to exchange

By: - 0 Sun, Jul 9, 2017

The last time Forrest Cornelius, 51, shopped in a base exchange was 1989 when he completed his six-year stint in the Marine Corps. He recalls saving 10...

Colorado Springs artist's love of flight leads to aviation honor
Colorado Springs artist's love of flight leads to aviation honor

By: Seth Bodine - 0 Sat, Jul 8, 2017

Colorado Springs aviation artist Rick Broome will never forget the first time he rode in an airplane. When he was 7 years old, sitting in the front...

'Killed' in Vietnam and buried with comrades, one Marine returned from the dead
'Killed' in Vietnam and buried with comrades, one Marine returned from the dead

By: - 0 Sat, Jul 8, 2017

HALLETTSVILLE, Texas - Ronald Ridgeway was "killed" in Vietnam on Feb. 25, 1968. The 18-year-old Marine Corps private first class fell with a bullet...

Colorado Springs area military events starting July 9, 2017
Colorado Springs area military events starting July 9, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Jul 8, 2017

Military-related events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning July 9, 2017.

Former Air Force security sergeant convicted in Aurora rape
Former Air Force security sergeant convicted in Aurora rape

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Fri, Jul 7, 2017

A former Air Force security squadron staff sergeant was found guilty Friday of sexually assaulting an Aurora woman in her home while he videotaped the...

Colorado Springs VA clinic named for 'forgotten hero' honors his memory
Colorado Springs VA clinic named for 'forgotten hero' honors his memory

By: Seth Bodine - 0 Wed, Jul 5, 2017

This story has been updated. Veterans Affairs officials unveiled a case Wednesday containing the uniform, dog tags and other possessions of Army...

Kim vows North Korea's nukes are not on negotiation table 
Kim vows North Korea's nukes are not on negotiation table 

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 5, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed Wednesday his nation will "demonstrate its mettle to the U.S." and never put its weapons...

North Korea claims successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile
North Korea claims successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 4, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Tuesday claimed it successfully test-launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile, a potential...

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