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Let's give National Guard a boost

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On this day in 1860, on the heels of the gold rush in the American West, pioneers found themselves under attack. A lawless band of shady characters,...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Jan. 22, 2017

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TUESDAY Air Force Academy Recital Series - 7:30 p.m., Colorado College, Packard Performance Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free; 389-6607. FRIDAY...

UCCS now a haven for vets
UCCS now a haven for vets

By: Tom Roeder - 0 9 hr ago

Troops and veterans can get personalized help and a free cup of coffee at the new McCord-Herbst Student Veterans Center at the University of Colorado...

Bergdahl case presents early legal test of Trump rhetoric
Bergdahl case presents early legal test of Trump rhetoric

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A military court will weigh the real-world consequences of President Donald Trump's fiery rhetoric as Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl argues he can't get a...

Report: Trump team wanted tanks, missile launchers in inauguration parade
Report: Trump team wanted tanks, missile launchers in inauguration parade

By: - 0 Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Donald Trump's inauguration team wanted to show off the U.S. military during inauguration weekend and even suggested including tanks and missile...

AROUND TOWN: Angels of America's Fallen's mission: the children
AROUND TOWN: Angels of America's Fallen's mission: the children

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Jan 19, 2017

So many people in the ballroom at Broadmoor West told an identical, heartbreaking story. That dreaded "please, God, no" knock on the door. Outside,...

Foyer renovation at the Air Force Academy comes with big price tag; academy says it can't release explanation
Foyer renovation at the Air Force Academy comes with big price tag; academy says it can't release explanation

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Jan 17, 2017

The Air Force Academy remodeled the foyer outside Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson's office in a project that finished this month. New wall...

Air Force Academy cadets marching in Trump inaugural parade must commit to the left
Air Force Academy cadets marching in Trump inaugural parade must commit to the left

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Jan 17, 2017

When Air Force Academy cadets march Friday in Washington, D.C., in the inaugural parade following President-elect Donald Trump's swearing in ceremony,...

Online  shopping  coming to  more vets
Online shopping coming to more vets

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After two years of study and debate, the Department of Defense has made a policy change effective November to allow 16 million more honorably...

Outgoing CIA chief rips into Trump on Russia threat
Outgoing CIA chief rips into Trump on Russia threat

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NEW YORK — The outgoing CIA director charged on Sunday that Donald Trump lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States,...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Jan. 15, 2017

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ONGOING Pikes Peak Chapter/Military Officers Association of America - Open to active-duty, retired and former officers in seven uniformed services....

Fort Carson troops enter Poland, 1st US deployment at Russia's doorstep
Fort Carson troops enter Poland, 1st US deployment at Russia's doorstep

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WARSAW, Poland — American soldiers from Fort Carson rolled into Poland on Thursday, fulfilling a dream some Poles have had since the fall of communism...

Four join elite rank of Air Force Academy permanent professors
Four join elite rank of Air Force Academy permanent professors

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Jan 14, 2017

The Air Force Academy got four new permanent professors at a ceremony this month, making a total of 98 men and women who have held one of the Air...

Head of D.C. National Guard to be removed from post in middle of inauguration
Head of D.C. National Guard to be removed from post in middle of inauguration

By: - 0 Fri, Jan 13, 2017

WASHINGTON - The Army general who heads the District of Columbia National Guard and has an integral part in overseeing the inauguration said Friday...

A double funeral at the Air Force Academy for much-alike father and son: 'There are so many striking dimensions'
A double funeral at the Air Force Academy for much-alike father and son: 'There are so many striking dimensions'

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Cadet Timothy Barber and his father Greg shared an infectious smile, buoyant optimism, dedication to service and love of flight. Eulogists at a...

New Pentagon spending plan includes health care changes
New Pentagon spending plan includes health care changes

By: - 0 Thu, Jan 12, 2017

The National Defense Authorization Act (S 2943) signed into law Dec. 23 orders an avalanche of changes to the Tricare healthcare benefit used by...

Hundreds of Fort Carson buildings damaged by high winds will take months to repair
Hundreds of Fort Carson buildings damaged by high winds will take months to repair

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Jan 12, 2017

It will take months to repair more than 300 damaged buildings at wind-whipped Fort Carson. The damage on post from Monday's 100 mph wind gusts is so...

Fort Carson soldiers ordered to shelter in place due to high winds

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Jan 9, 2017

Soldiers at Fort Carson were ordered to shelter indoors Monday morning as wind ravaged the post, breaking windows, damaging buildings and contributing...

Colorado Springs tutoring franchise reinvigorates disabled military instructor
Colorado Springs tutoring franchise reinvigorates disabled military instructor

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sun, Jan 8, 2017

A fully disabled military veteran who not too long ago feared he would never again be a contributing member of society is back on his feet, helping...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Jan. 8, 2017

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WEDNESDAY Air Force men's basketball vs. Fresno State - 7 p.m., Clune Arena, Air Force Academy, go to goairforcefalcons.com for tickets. FRIDAY AND...

Army Reserve boss wants force that's ready in a hurry
Army Reserve boss wants force that's ready in a hurry

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Jan 7, 2017

The new boss of the Army reserve is a familiar face in Colorado Springs who is planning to make his part-time troops more prepared to deploy to a...

US designates bin Laden’s son a global terrorist
US designates bin Laden’s son a global terrorist

By: - 0 Thu, Jan 5, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration imposed sanctions Thursday on a son of Sept. 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, saying the younger bin Laden poses a...

Caught between two administrations, Fort Carson deployment to Europe drops the 'R-word'
Caught between two administrations, Fort Carson deployment to Europe drops the 'R-word'

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Jan 5, 2017

Fort Carson troops flew out Wednesday for a mission in Eastern Europe, but they're leaving the R-word behind. More than 4,000 soldiers of the 3rd...

Security forces airman from Air Force Academy accused of rape, drug dealing
Security forces airman from Air Force Academy accused of rape, drug dealing

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Jan 4, 2017

A security forces airman at the Air Force Academy will face court-martial in March on charges including sexual assault and drug dealing. Airman 1st...

Small Army unit that tracks ballistic missiles has global mission
Small Army unit that tracks ballistic missiles has global mission

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Jan 3, 2017

A tiny Army unit from Colorado Springs is keeping troops safe from ballistic missiles around the globe. The 1st Space Company, with fewer than 200...

Air Force Academy cadet, father die in New Year's Eve midair plane collision
Air Force Academy cadet, father die in New Year's Eve midair plane collision

By: - 0 Tue, Jan 3, 2017

An Air Force Academy cadet and his father, a retired Air Force pilot, died Saturday in a midair plane collision in McKinney, Texas, the CBS affiliate...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Jan. 1, 2017

By: - 0 Sun, Jan 1, 2017

ONGOING Pikes Peak Chapter/Military Officers Association of America - Open to active-duty, retired and former officers in seven uniformed services....

Officers' chairman optimistic defense causes can stay on upward swing
Officers' chairman optimistic defense causes can stay on upward swing

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Dec 31, 2016

The new board chairman of the nation's largest organization for military officers says figuring out the new Trump administration's approach to defense...

Army warns of new threat: Energy drinks
Army warns of new threat: Energy drinks

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 30, 2016

The US military is warning against the danger of troops over consuming energy drinks, saying it could do "some serious harm to your body." A post on...

Suicide kills more U.S. troops than ISIL in Middle East
Suicide kills more U.S. troops than ISIL in Middle East

By: - 0 Thu, Dec 29, 2016

WASHINGTON — Suicide — not combat — is the leading killer of U.S. troops deployed to the Middle East to fight Islamic State militants, according...

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