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The Gazette and reporter Dave Philipps win Pulitzer Prize

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The Gazette’s Dave Philipps has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in the category of national reporting for “Other than Honorable,” a three-day series that examined how soldiers injured during war were being discharged with no benefits.

Udall concerned military cuts could impact firefighting readiness

News: Local News Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

Colorado's U.S. Sen. Mark Udall said the military is ready for another season of battling...

Students connect with veterans for firsthand look at history

News: Education Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

Coronado High School students studying history put down their books this month to hang out with...

Air Force report defends use of informants

News: Local News Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

An Air Force Inspector General report released Thursday defends the use of secret cadet informants at the Air Force Academy and sharply criticizes former cadet Eric Thomas, who got in trouble while working as one of those informants and was expelled, by saying he failed in his mission.

HONOR AND DECEPTION: A secretive Air Force program recruits academy students to inform on fellow cadets and disavows them afterward

Military Updated: Mon, Dec 2, 2013

Facing pressure to combat drug use and sexual assault at the Air Force Academy, the Air Force has created a secret system of cadet informants to hunt for misconduct among students. Cadets who attend the publicly-funded academy ...

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  • Video chat REWIND: The Gazette's Dave Philipps, Michael Ciaglo answer questions on Pulitzer Prize win will host a video chat Wednesday at 1 p.m. fresh off The Gazette’s Pulitzer Prize win. The Gazette was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for “Other Than Honorable,” Dave Philipps’ three-day investigative series last year that examined how soldiers injured during war were being discharged without benefits. Gazette photographer...

  • New American Legion honors Peterson war hero by adopting his name

    Airman 1st Class Matthew R. Seidler was considered a quiet hero by his family in Westminster, Md., but the nation's newest American Legion post honors his service, death and sacrifice by proudly taking his name. Seidler was an explosive ordinance disposal technician assigned to the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base when...

  • Black lawmakers push Pentagon on Army hair policy

    The Army opened a can of worms 10 days ago when it published new rules on allowable hairstyles that, among other things, banned dreadlocks and restricted cornrows. Black female soldiers have objected, arguing that the rules are discriminatory, leaving black soldiers with natural, untreated hair few grooming options. A petition on the White...

  • Motorcyclist, an airman, killed in Denver hit-and-run crash identified

    A motorcycle driver and serviceman killed in a traffic crash was identified Friday by the U.S. Air Force. Senior Airman Michael S. Snyder, 23, of the 460th Space Communications Squadron on Buckley Air Force Base, was killed Wednesday in a hit-and-run crash near Monaco Parkway and East Alameda Avenue in Denver. He was pronounced dead at...

  • West Point wins cyber exercise among the academies

    WEST POINT, N.Y. — The U.S. Military Academy has won a cyber-warfare competition among the service academies. The annual Cyber Defense Exercise this week tested which of the five academies could create a computer network that would best withstand a four-day barrage from experts at the National Security Agency. West Point says Friday that...

  • Motorcyclist, a Buckley airman, killed in Denver hit-and-run crash

    A motorcyclist died Wednesday night after a collision with a van in Denver. The fatal crash happened at about 10:20 p.m. near the intersection of East Alameda Avenue and Monaco Parkway, said Sonny Jackson, a Denver Police Department spokesman. The motorcycle was hit by a van, Jackson said, and police believe the driver of the van was under...

  • Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood

    FORT HOOD, Texas — President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago, mourning at Fort Hood with families and uniformed comrades of those killed during last week's shooting spree. "We somehow bear what seems unbearable," he declared. It was yet another...

  • Lessons from Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy shaped quicker military response to Black Forest fire

    Colorado wildfires have taught military commanders how to respond more quickly to disasters, the deputy commander of U.S. Northern Command told Colorado Springs business and civic leaders during a luncheon Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Michael D. Dubie said helicopters were battling the Black Forest fire last summer within two hours, much quicker than it...

  • Marine guard shot to death by colleague at Camp Lejeune

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Authorities at Camp Lejeune (luh-JERN') in North Carolina say a Marine standing guard at the main gate has shot and killed another guard. A statement from the base said the shooting occurred at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The base provost marshal says the shooting isn't considered an act of terrorism and the gunman isn't...

  • WWI artillery shells found in luggage at Chicago airport

    CHICAGO — Baggage screeners at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport have discovered two World War I artillery shells in checked luggage that arrived on a flight from London. The Transportation Security Administration says the bags belonged to a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old who were returning from a school field trip to Europe. TSA...

  • One-stop resource fair Tuesday for veterans in Colorado

    DENVER — Veterans will be able to get legal assistance, benefit information, tips on job-hunting and housing help in one stop at an event hosted by Volunteers of America. In a press release, Volunteers of America says the event will be held Tuesday morning at its Denver mission, and that a caterer will provide free lunches for participants....

  • Army: Fort Hood suspect had requested leave

    FORT HOOD, Texas — The rampage at Fort Hood that left three dead and 16 wounded last week was related to the shooter's request for leave from the Army post, military investigators said Monday. Army spokesman Chris Grey did not indicate during a brief news conference Monday whether Spc. Ivan Lopez was granted the leave. Grey says the...

  • A baby shower from the heart: Expectant military moms pampered

    With two young boys at home, a set of twins due at the end of May and an active-duty husband on his fourth tour to Afghanistan, 24-year-old Ashley Kopec has her hands full. Spending a few hours Sunday opening presents, making new friends and feeling appreciated at a baby shower with 49 other expectant mothers was a great way to take a break,...

  • Navy rescues family with sick baby from sailboat

    SAN DIEGO — U.S. sailors rescued an American family with an ill 1-year-old from a sailboat that broke down hundreds of miles off the Mexican coast — boarding them Sunday onto a San Diego-bound Navy ship so the girl could get medical treatment. The baby girl, Lyra, was in stable condition at 8 a.m. Sunday when sailors helped her, her...

  • Near Fort Hood, church service honors fallen

    KILLEEN, Texas — The church program pictured an empty road being enveloped by the dark clouds of a sweeping thunderstorm, and the service's lesson was from Isaiah 35:4, "Be strong, fear not." The preacher implored those gathered Sunday that they would find hope in God, but also acknowledged the question on everyone's mind: Why Fort Hood —...


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