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Military Update: Senate Basic Allowance for Housing reform would end windfalls of rent sharing

By: - 0 - Sun, May 29, 2016

The Senate Armed Services Committee, as part of an aggressive campaign to limit military compensation costs, is calling for "substantial reform" of the $21 billion Basic Allowance for Housing program.

One proposal would end what the committee...

Special Operations troops assaulted downtown Tampa . all to thunderous applause
By: - 0 Sun, May 29, 2016

TAMPA - On Wednesday, Special Operations troops from more than a dozen countries jumped out of helicopters, rappelled from buildings and expended...

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One of Air Force Academy's top graduates to trade cadet uniform for Marine cammies
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, May 29, 2016

One of this year's top graduates of the Air Force Academy won't fly off into the wild blue yonder after Thursday's graduation rites.

Cadet Mark...

Fountain-Fort Carson junior a volunteer hall of famer
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sun, May 29, 2016

Hall of fame inductees usually aren't teenagers. But David R. Terrell, a junior at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, has racked up enough volunteer...

Colorado Springs area military events starting May 29, 2016
By: - 0 Sun, May 29, 2016

THROUGH JUNE 18

NORAD Exhibit - Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd.; 488-0880,...

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Fort Carson soldiers release song to honor fallen friends on Memorial Day
By: - 0 Fri, May 27, 2016

This Memorial Day weekend, two Fort Carson soliders in Afghanistan are hoping you remember those who have died fighting for our freedom.

1st...

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Mount Everest climb was personal for Fort Carson officer
By: Seth Boster - 0 Fri, May 27, 2016

An intestinal infection had left her feeling sicker than ever, and once again Gary Medvigy and Christine Ping tried to persuade their daughter to not...

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A school record: 6 Colorado Springs-area classmates receive appointments to U.S. military academies
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, May 27, 2016

It's a record at Falcon High: Six of the school's 350 seniors who will graduate Saturday have received appointments to a military service...

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Fort Carson general: Remembering war dead more important as memory of battles fade
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, May 27, 2016

Fort Carson honored nearly 400 troops from the post who have died overseas since 9/11 on Thursday, and leaders say as the pain of war fades, it's...

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Colorado Springs Army veteran sentenced to 8 years in prison for shooting fellow soldier
By: Lance Benzel - 0 Thu, May 26, 2016

A two-year effort to get a combat veteran into an intensive prison alternative program hit a wall Thursday when an El Paso County judge sentenced him...

Harris operation in Colorado Springs wins $106 million contract extension
By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Thu, May 26, 2016

Harris Corp. has been award a one-year extension of its System Engineering and Sustainment Integrator contract valued at $106 million by the Air...

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Two Navy jets collide; Coast Guard recovers 4 survivors
By: - 0 Thu, May 26, 2016

Two Navy jet fighters collided off the coast of North Carolina during a routine training mission on Thursday, sending four people to the...

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The story behind the ‘American Dream’ photo at West Point that went viral
By: - 0 Wed, May 25, 2016

As 2nd Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache stood at attention during the commencement ceremony at West Point, N.Y., on Saturday, he was overcome with...

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PTSD at issue for Colorado Springs veteran who shot friend
By: Lance Benzel - 0 Wed, May 25, 2016

An ex-Fort Carson sniper appears prison bound after shooting a man in the hand during what supporters call a "dissociative state" triggered by combat...

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Female Fort Carson soldier summited Mount Everest Tuesday in bid to raise PTSD awareness
By: Seth Boster - 0 Wed, May 25, 2016

Fort Carson Capt. Elyse Ping Medvigy, was atop the world Tuesday.

Medvigy, 26, summited Mount Everest in the morning hours with a fellow...

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Colorado Springs Walk for Veterans aims to 'promote veteran-friendly legislature'
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, May 25, 2016

The crowd walking through Garden of the Gods wearing bright yellow shirts was clearly visible to passersby - but they didn't mind.

The members...

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Watch: Naval Academy students cap Herndon Monument
By: - 0 Mon, May 23, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The U.S. Naval Academy's plebe class has capped the Herndon Monument.

About 1,000 first-year students took part in this...

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Military Update: Senators link higher Tricare fees to health care gains
By: - 0 Sun, May 22, 2016

The Senate Armed Services Committee is embracing some Tricare fee increases proposed by the Obama administration, particularly for working-age...

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Land use study could build harmony between bases, neighbors
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, May 22, 2016

Friction between the Pikes Peak region's five military bases and neighbors could be eased by a study aimed at influencing future land use decisions,...

Colorado Springs area military events starting May 22, 2016
By: - 0 Sun, May 22, 2016

THROUGH MAY

Free rides - Active-duty military members ride free on Mountain Metropolitan Transit fixed-route buses when military ID is...

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2-year-old Lindstrom Clinic in Colorado Springs already too small, VA officials tell lawmakers
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, May 21, 2016

DENVER - The 76,000-square-foot Floyd K. Lindstrom Clinic in Colorado Springs only opened in 2014, but VA bosses told the House Veterans Affairs...

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Fort Carson soldier released from hospital after bullet wound during training
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, May 20, 2016

A Fort Carson soldier was hit in the head by a bullet during a training exercise, but has been released from the hospital.

Post officials said...

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Leader: Schriever lockdown was a false alarm
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, May 19, 2016

A false alarm about a suspicious package led to a lockdown at Schriever Air Force Base Thursday.

The package was found in Building 780, the...

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Cheers drown out engines as Colorado Springs airmen roar home
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, May 19, 2016

Three hulking C-130 transport planes rumbled low over Peterson Air Force Base Wednesday afternoon, the roar of their four turbine engines drowned out...

Winner of top Pikes Peak region military award earned it in his spare time
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, May 18, 2016

The Pikes Peak region's top senior sergeant earned the title in his spare time.

The uniform that National Guard Sgt. 1st Class James Allen...

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Colorado Springs mayor proud of award that measures how community treats troops
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, May 18, 2016

Colorado Springs has picked up plenty of plaudits in recent months, including a rating as the nation's fifth-best city to live in and praise for its...

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Fanning becomes first openly gay military service secretary
By: - 0 Tue, May 17, 2016

The Senate, after an eight-month delay, confirmed Eric Fanning as Army secretary Tuesday, making him the highest-ranking openly gay official in Pentagon...

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Bergdahl to be court-martialed under new commander-in-chief
By: - 0 Tue, May 17, 2016

The military's case against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl resumes with a pre-trial hearing Tuesday that could result in his court-martial being moved until...

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Combat veteran amputees brave storms, cold, to climb Everest
By: - 0 Tue, May 17, 2016

Two Iraq war veterans who lost right legs to roadside bombs aim this week to become the first combat amputees to reach the top...

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Army's civilian boss has confidence in Fort Carson future
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, May 15, 2016

The Army's civilian leader expressed glee after firing a couple of 120 mm tank rounds at a Fort Carson training range last week.

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