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DOJ: Vet's Purple Heart lies cost government $752,000
DOJ: Vet's Purple Heart lies cost government $752,000

By: - 0 3 hr ago

TACOMA, Wash. — Federal prosecutors say a former soldier who lied his way to a Purple Heart by faking injuries from the Iraq War cheated...

Colorado Springs' Pearl Harbor survivor celebrates 103rd birthday, lives 'for the present'
Colorado Springs' Pearl Harbor survivor celebrates 103rd birthday, lives 'for the present'

By: Chhun Sun - 0 6 hr ago

Retired Navy Lt. Jim Downing knew all along he had a long life ahead of him.

His great grandfather lived to be 94, one cousin hit 106, and...

Fort Carson to welcome home nearly 200 soldiers on Saturday
Fort Carson to welcome home nearly 200 soldiers on Saturday

By: Rachel Riley - 0 8 hr ago

Fort Carson will welcome home about 195 soldiers returning from Afghanistan Saturday evening.

A homecoming for members of the 4th Infantry...

Soldier who killed 5 Dallas officers showed PTSD symptoms
Soldier who killed 5 Dallas officers showed PTSD symptoms

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Newly released documents show that the Army reservist who shot and killed five Dallas police officers last month showed symptoms of post-traumatic...

Military Update: Move would give veterans access to cheap online shopping
Military Update: Move would give veterans access to cheap online shopping

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

The Department of Defense's Executive Resale Board voted unanimously this month to recommend that military exchange services open online discount...

Fort Carson quickly quashes phony martial law theory
Fort Carson quickly quashes phony martial law theory

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Fort Carson officials didn't take long to blast big holes in a phony memo circulating on the internet that claims its troops are getting ready to...

U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan
U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 23, 2016

One U.S. service member was killed in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Tuesday after stepping on an improvised explosive device, according to...

Air Force Academy warns of training drill planned for Tuesday
Air Force Academy warns of training drill planned for Tuesday

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Aug 23, 2016

The Air Force Academy will hold a training exercise Tuesday that might alarm visitors who mistake a phony attack for the real thing.

The...

Colorado Springs airmen train for new era of warfare involving space and technology
Colorado Springs airmen train for new era of warfare involving space and technology

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

How many airmen does it take to turn off the lights?

That depends on whether you choose to use a computer virus or bomb the power plant. And...

Fort Carson center is supermarket for military paperwork
Fort Carson center is supermarket for military paperwork

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Arriving at Fort Carson used to mean a scavenger hunt for newly assigned soldiers.

In addition to long hours of bureaucracy and paperwork, it...

Honor, brotherhood greet Vietnam vets at Cripple Creek rally
Honor, brotherhood greet Vietnam vets at Cripple Creek rally

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

CRIPPLE CREEK

When Doug Beacham returned home to Colorado Springs from his tour in the Vietnam War, he didn't want just anyone to know he was...

John W. Vessey Jr., who chaired the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the 1980s, dies at 94

By: - 0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Retired Army Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., a self-professed "mud soldier" in two wars whose tenure as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff coincided with...

Colorado Springs aerial firefighters kept on the fly with blazes in several states
Colorado Springs aerial firefighters kept on the fly with blazes in several states

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Airmen from Colorado Springs are battling fires in several Western states, and last week, they hit three states in one day.

It helps that the...

Fort Carson event will focus on civilian job opportunities for veterans, outgoing military
Fort Carson event will focus on civilian job opportunities for veterans, outgoing military

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Fort Carson will hold a two-day summit next month for veterans and outgoing military members and their spouses to learn more about career options,...

Military Briefs: 4th Infantry Division gets new deputy commander; Fort Carson hiring event
Military Briefs: 4th Infantry Division gets new deputy commander; Fort Carson hiring event

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

4th ID gets new deputy commander

Brig. Gen. Kenneth L. Kamper took over as deputy commander of Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division in a...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Aug. 21, 2016

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

THROUGH SATURDAY

Summer Youth Tours - For ages 6-13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, National Museum of World War II Aviation, 755 Aviation Way,...

Colorado Springs' Downing, 102-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor, to lead salute to vets
Colorado Springs' Downing, 102-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor, to lead salute to vets

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

Thousands of bikers will head to Cripple Creek over the weekend for an annual rally to honor veterans. On Saturday, they will celebrate one of the...

Air Force to change fire foam due to water contamination
Air Force to change fire foam due to water contamination

By: - 0 Thu, Aug 18, 2016

The U.S. Air Force is changing the foam it uses to fight fires because of concerns the substance has contaminated groundwater and spread to drinking...

US says $400M to Iran was contingent on release of prisoners
US says $400M to Iran was contingent on release of prisoners

By: - 0 Thu, Aug 18, 2016

WASHINGTON — The State Department says a $400 million cash payment to Iran was contingent on the release of American prisoners.

Spokesman John...

Report confirms Air Force tied to Colorado Springs-area water contaminant
Report confirms Air Force tied to Colorado Springs-area water contaminant

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Aug 18, 2016

An Air Force report issued Wednesday confirmed earlier accounts that drinking water contamination in Security and Widefield may be tied to...

Miliary Update: Court ruling could leave VA on hook for unpaid claims
Miliary Update: Court ruling could leave VA on hook for unpaid claims

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 16, 2016

More than 2 million claims for private sector emergency health care services provided to VA-enrolled veterans since February 2010 could be eligible...

Fort Carson sergeant killed in Afghanistan
Fort Carson sergeant killed in Afghanistan

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, Aug 16, 2016

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Defense Department says an army sergeant from southern Illinois has died in noncombat related incident in Afghanistan.

...

15 Guantanamo detainees sent to UAE in major transfer
15 Guantanamo detainees sent to UAE in major transfer

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 15, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Fifteen prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center were sent to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest release...

Remains of Pearl Harbor hero, 'a born leader,' brought to Colorado Springs
Remains of Pearl Harbor hero, 'a born leader,' brought to Colorado Springs

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Mon, Aug 15, 2016

In his final letter to his parents, penned in level lines of looping but unhurried script, 20-year-old Navy Ensign John Charles England apologized...

Freshmen ascend into Air Force Academy cadet with pomp, ceremony
Freshmen ascend into Air Force Academy cadet with pomp, ceremony

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Sun, Aug 14, 2016

For Air Force Academy freshman Kayla Wofford, the hardest part of basic training was a tie between suffering the fumes of the school's training gas...

Fort Carson headquarters trimmed as Army targets management for downsizing
Fort Carson headquarters trimmed as Army targets management for downsizing

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Aug 14, 2016

About 200 soldiers have been downsized from a Fort Carson battalion as the Army works to cut overhead as it trims its rosters.

The...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Aug. 14, 2016

By: - 0 Sun, Aug 14, 2016

THROUGH AUGUST

Free entrance to Colorado state parks for active-duty and veterans - For information, go to...

'Taptoo' show in Colorado Springs to honor, troops and their families

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Aug 14, 2016

Drill teams bands and bagpipes will invade the Pikes Peak Center downtown on Aug. 27 for the Colorado Military Taptoo.

Bandsmen from the Air...

Marines turn to girls high school sports teams for recruits
Marines turn to girls high school sports teams for recruits

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 13, 2016

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — The U.S. Marine Corps is looking for a few more good women.

And this time the campaign is a bit different....

Focus shifting to space, cyber
Focus shifting to space, cyber

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 13, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. - Military officers had just finished a mission in the Air Force's premier exercise to train pilots for air-to-air...

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