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John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, remembered locally as inspiration who helped Colorado Springs become a top space city
John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, remembered locally as inspiration who helped Colorado Springs become a top space city

By: Tom Roeder - 0 7 hr ago

America's first man in orbit was remembered in Colorado Springs on Thursday as the inspiration that helped the Pikes Peak region become one of the...

Saturday Fort Carson holiday concert is open to the public
Saturday Fort Carson holiday concert is open to the public

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 17 hr ago

Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division Band will host its annual free holiday concert Saturday. The band includes a jazz combo, a rock band, a woodwind...

Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died
Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died

By: - 0 23 hr ago

Former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has died in Ohio. He was 95. Glenn became a national hero in 1962 when he became the first American to...

Colorado Springs' Jim Downing revels in Pearl Harbor remembrance event
Colorado Springs' Jim Downing revels in Pearl Harbor remembrance event

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Yesterday

Colorado Springs Pearl Harbor survivor Jim Downing was greeted like a rock star Wednesday in Honolulu, where he was at the center of celebrations...

75th anniversary Pearl Harbor observance honors Colorado Springs Navy pilot who perished
75th anniversary Pearl Harbor observance honors Colorado Springs Navy pilot who perished

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Dec 7, 2016

The sacrifices of a local sailor 75 years ago and the changes that World War II brought to the Pikes Peak region were the focus of a Colorado Springs...

Colorado Springs remembers Pearl Harbor: Ceremony scheduled Wednesday morning
Colorado Springs remembers Pearl Harbor: Ceremony scheduled Wednesday morning

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Dec 7, 2016

Colorado Springs will remember Pearl Harbor Wednesday with an 11 a.m. ceremony at the Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. The event includes a speech...

Rep. Mike Coffman urges Obama not to pardon Bowe Bergdahl
Rep. Mike Coffman urges Obama not to pardon Bowe Bergdahl

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Wed, Dec 7, 2016

A veteran of both the Army and the Marine Corps, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman of Aurora sent a letter to the president Tuesday urging him not to pardon Bowe...

Bob Loevy: Indelible childhood memories of Pearl Harbor Day and War World II
Bob Loevy: Indelible childhood memories of Pearl Harbor Day and War World II

By: - 0 Wed, Dec 7, 2016

The military veterans who fought World War II are passing away. Soon the same will be true of those of us who were children during the war. Here are my...

After Pearl Harbor, this mail plane had a new mission: Find the attackers
After Pearl Harbor, this mail plane had a new mission: Find the attackers

By: - 0 Wed, Dec 7, 2016

The tattered Pearl Harbor survivor looks every bit of 78, with weathered skin, rusty bones and the faded “U.S. Navy” emblem the old bird got before the...

Report: Secret Pentagon study found $125B in wasted spending
Report: Secret Pentagon study found $125B in wasted spending

By: - 0 Tue, Dec 6, 2016

A Pentagon-commissioned study in 2015 found the Defense headquarters wasted $125 billion. But upon learning of the study's results, military leaders...

Air Force Academy to hold public memorial service for Carson Bird
Air Force Academy to hold public memorial service for Carson Bird

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Tue, Dec 6, 2016

A memorial service will be held Friday for Carson Bird, an Air Force football player who died of a rare bone cancer. The event, open to the public,...

Trees for Troops program gives a boost to Fort Carson soldiers
Trees for Troops program gives a boost to Fort Carson soldiers

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Tue, Dec 6, 2016

Pfc. Yesenia Ramos couldn't fight back her tears. She stood next to a large Christmas tree and talked about spending the holiday season without her...

Friday deadline to ship packages to overseas military
Friday deadline to ship packages to overseas military

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Tue, Dec 6, 2016

Time is running out to send packages to overseas military in time for Christmas. The U.S. Postal Service said priority and first-class mail must be...

Veterans' group criticizes vets joining pipeline protest
Veterans' group criticizes vets joining pipeline protest

By: - 0 Mon, Dec 5, 2016

FARGO, N.D. — Some military veterans in North Dakota disagree with the 2,000 veterans planning to join a protest opposing the four-state, $3.8 billion...

Ceremony to remember Pearl Harbor, Colorado's first World War II casualty
Ceremony to remember Pearl Harbor, Colorado's first World War II casualty

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Dec 5, 2016

Colorado Springs' connection to the Pearl Harbor attacks will be celebrated Wednesday with a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the attack...

Senate passes measure celebrating Air Force Academy women
Senate passes measure celebrating Air Force Academy women

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Dec 4, 2016

The U.S. Senate last week passed a belated resolution celebrating women at the Air Force Academy. Approved Dec. 1, the measure officially, albeit...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Dec. 4, 2016

By: - 0 Sun, Dec 4, 2016

THROUGH DEC. 31 Patriotic Quilts Exhibit - Created by veterans, many who have participated in the Fine Arts Center's Military and the Arts: Creative...

Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial
Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

By: - 0 Sat, Dec 3, 2016

WASHINGTON — A former prisoner of war accused of endangering his U.S. comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan is asking President Barack Obama...

Navy christens submarine USS Colorado in shipyard ceremony
Navy christens submarine USS Colorado in shipyard ceremony

By: - 0 Sat, Dec 3, 2016

GROTON, Conn. — Annie Mabus smashed a bottle of sparkling wine from a Denver vineyard against the Navy's newest attack submarine Saturday, christening...

Chemical weapon destruction in Pueblo halted after leak
Chemical weapon destruction in Pueblo halted after leak

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Dec 3, 2016

A hazardous waste leak at the Pueblo Chemical Depot has led to the indefinite shutdown of a plant built to destroy mustard gas shells. The shutdown...

Oldest living Pearl Harbor survivor recounts 'Day of Infamy' to Colorado Springs students
Oldest living Pearl Harbor survivor recounts 'Day of Infamy' to Colorado Springs students

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Dec 2, 2016

Retired Navy Lt. Jim Downing joked with the kids at Lewis-Palmer Middle School about the fragility that comes with being a 103-year-old Pearl Harbor...

Santa makes an early appearance at Fort Carson
Santa makes an early appearance at Fort Carson

By: Eric Singer - 0 Thu, Dec 1, 2016

'Twas weeks before Christmas and through the mountain post, the view of a holiday who's who, rappelling down from the ceiling, was something to behold....

Trump to nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to lead Pentagon
Trump to nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to lead Pentagon

By: - 0 Thu, Dec 1, 2016

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he will nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to be his defense secretary, making the announcement...

White House announces support for women in military draft
White House announces support for women in military draft

By: - 0 Thu, Dec 1, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is announcing its support for requiring women to register for the military draft. The administration has been...

Navy's troubled Littoral Combat Ship at crossroads, GAO says
Navy's troubled Littoral Combat Ship at crossroads, GAO says

By: - 0 Thu, Dec 1, 2016

The U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship program "stands at a crossroads," as the service prepares to ask Congress to authorize spending as much as $14...

Fort Carson to do annual tree lighting this week

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Here comes December - cue holiday festivities. Fort Carson will hold its annual tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the William Reed...

Fort Carson brigade prepares for massive move across the Atlantic Ocean
Fort Carson brigade prepares for massive move across the Atlantic Ocean

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Nov 30, 2016

With any move, proper packing is the main thing. Getting all those boxes perfectly padded and properly marked is a headache-inducing ritual for...

Water leak could cause delays for patients at Colorado Springs VA clinic
Water leak could cause delays for patients at Colorado Springs VA clinic

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Tue, Nov 29, 2016

A major water leak impacted infrastructure and could cause delays at the Colorado Springs Veterans Affairs clinic, the Eastern Colorado Health Care...

Newest Fort Carson general scored special operations successes against Islamic State
Newest Fort Carson general scored special operations successes against Islamic State

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Nov 27, 2016

The Pikes Peak region's newest general earned his stars planning the shadowy ground war effort to roll back the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq....

Colorado Springs area military events starting Nov. 27, 2016

By: - 0 Sun, Nov 27, 2016

THROUGH DEC. 31 Patriotic Quilts Exhibit - Created by veterans, many who have participated in the Fine Arts Center's Military and the Arts: Creative...

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