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Fort Carson drill will involve mock hostage situation

Life is good for Air Force QB Nate Romine, and he knows it
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 11 hr ago

Nate Romine has always been comfortable being Nate Romine.

The Air Force quarterback's confidence was clear to see from the day he took over...

Fort Carson events center named for sergeant devoted to soldiers, families
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Bill Reed was there for every homecoming ceremony, hugging soldiers and sharing in joy.

He also was there for every departure, often passing...

Speaker: Haver's Ranger tab a benchmark for women's equality
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Fort Carson celebrated Women's Equality Day last week on the post, as commanders there have done for years.

In 2015, there was something new...

Military Update: Attractions of service obscured by hard costs of war
By: - 0 Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Perhaps to a degree not seen before, news outlets, politicians of every stripe and wounded warrior charities have turned an intense spotlight on...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Aug. 30, 2015
By: - 0 Sun, Aug 30, 2015


Free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans - For a list of parks, go to...

10 Years After Katrina: Colorado Springs-based command has new disaster playbook
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Hurricane Katrina hasn't been forgotten at U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, but it is viewed as ancient history.

The hurricane that...

1 of 2 special ops troops killed in Afghanistan was Air Force Academy graduate
By: - 0 Thu, Aug 27, 2015

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says the two Americans killed in Afghanistan in an apparent insider attack by Afghan soldiers were Air Force special...

Boot camp offered next month in Colorado Springs to help veterans start businesses
By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Wed, Aug 26, 2015

A Broomfield-based nonprofit will host a free six-week boot camp beginning next month in Colorado Springs to help veterans start businesses.


Tuskegee airman takes off once again from Colorado Springs airstrip where he learned to fly
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Aug 25, 2015

At 92, Franklin Macon has watched nearly everything change around him.

Colorado Springs, the city where he was born and raised, has gone from...

Immigration talk dominates Jeb Bush town hall in Colorado
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Tue, Aug 25, 2015

SHERIDAN - At a VFW hall in the southeast Denver suburbs, Jeb Bush pulled no punches for the embattled Veterans Affairs department he called...

Live coverage: Jeb Bush holds veterans' town hall in Colorado
By: - 0 Tue, Aug 25, 2015

ENGLEWOOD — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is holding a veterans' town hall in Colorado.

The former Florida governor will appear...

Service scheduled for Air Force chief who revitalized Colorado Springs veterans parade
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Aug 23, 2015

A funeral is planned Tuesday for a retired Air Force chief master sergeant credited with revitalizing the Colorado Springs Veterans Parade.


Military Briefs: 4 Fort Carson soldiers earn Ranger tab
By: - 0 Sun, Aug 23, 2015

4 from Fort Carson earn Ranger tab

Fort Carson's 1st Lt. Shaye Haver made headlines last week when she became one of the first women to...

Military Update: The arguments behind new tech-track career paths
By: - 0 Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Every year, hundreds of technically or tactically skilled officers and noncommissioned officers, trained at great expense, leave the military for the...

Air Force Academy falconry can be bloody rewarding
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Avoiding the talons is key when you're learning how to fly the Air Force Academy's living mascot.

Those flashing prey-grabbers whip by handlers...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Aug. 23, 2015
By: - 0 Sun, Aug 23, 2015


Active-duty military and veterans get free admission to all Colorado state parks - For a list of parks, go to...

Friday Military Salute: One man's journey to honor the Buffalo Soldiers
By: Eric Singer - 0 Sat, Aug 22, 2015

Willie Breazell is the Chairman of the Buffalo Soldiers Community Memorial Committee, which is raising money to build a 12-foot wide by 6-foot tall...

PTSD sufferers sue Colorado over marijuana decision
By: - 0 Fri, Aug 21, 2015

DENVER — Colorado's decision not to allow marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder has prompted a lawsuit by PTSD sufferers.


First female graduates of Ranger School, including Fort Carson's Shaye Haver, earn elite tab
By: - 0 Fri, Aug 21, 2015

FORT BENNING, Ga. — The first female soldiers to complete the Army's rigorous Ranger School pinned on their black-and-gold Ranger tab at a...

North Korea warns of war with South after artillery fire
By: - 0 Fri, Aug 21, 2015

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday declared his frontline troops in a "quasi-state of war" and ordered them to...

Male classmates praise Fort Carson's female Ranger
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Aug 21, 2015

A Fort Carson lieutenant was more than one of the first two women to complete the Army's grueling Ranger School.

Classmates on Thursday said...

Female lieutenant from Fort Carson 'happy, relieved' to join Ranger ranks
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Aug 20, 2015


Join a roundtable discussion today about the Army's elite Ranger training program and the two women, including 1st Lt....

General: Colorado Springs kids are too fat to fight
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Aug 20, 2015

A group of high-ranking military brass held a Colorado Springs news conference Wednesday warning parents and politicians that most kids in the Pikes...

Army pilot, military cop are 1st women to pass Ranger School
By: - 0 Wed, Aug 19, 2015

SAVANNAH, Ga. — An Apache helicopter pilot from Texas and a military police officer from Connecticut are the first women to complete the Army's...

Officials: Military likely to open most combat jobs to women
By: - 0 Wed, Aug 19, 2015

WASHINGTON — Two women have now passed the Army's grueling Ranger test, and even tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead. The military...

2 women pass Army Ranger School, first female graduates
By: - 0 Tue, Aug 18, 2015

WASHINGTON — Two women have passed the Army's Ranger School, becoming the first females to complete the grueling combat training program and earn the...

Witnesses: Cadet got drugs from online black market and sold them in dorms
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Aug 18, 2015

Black market drugs bought on the Internet were shipped to the Air Force Academy, where cadets consumed them to concentrate on tests and hallucinate...

Colorado Springs man gets happy reunion with World War II plane he piloted
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Historians have described America's victory in the war that ended 70 years ago Saturday as a symphony of men and machine.

The bravery of a...

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