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Army looks for new ways to address misbehaving generals
Army looks for new ways to address misbehaving generals

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WASHINGTON— Struggling with an embarrassing series of misconduct and behavior problems among senior officers, the Army is putting together new mental...

Wounded marine (and snowboarder) gets her new Colorado home
Wounded marine (and snowboarder) gets her new Colorado home

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GLENWOOD SPRINGS — After serving in Afghanistan and recently summiting Mount Kilimajaro, former Marine Corps Sgt. Kirstie Ennis is ready to call...

Division at Fort Carson saw first fighting in WWI
Division at Fort Carson saw first fighting in WWI

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To mark the 100th anniversary of Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division, the post has written a series of articles that will examine the division's past....

Military Update: Uncertainty reigns as lawmakers hammer out defense deal
Military Update: Uncertainty reigns as lawmakers hammer out defense deal

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Military folks likely won't learn until December what their January pay raise will be, or whether pharmacy co-pays through mail order and retail...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Sept. 24, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Yesterday

Military-related events in and around Colorado Springs beginning Sept. 24, 2017.

US flies bomber, fighter mission off North Korean coast
US flies bomber, fighter mission off North Korean coast

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WASHINGTON — In a show of American military might to North Korea, the United States on Saturday flew bombers and fighter escorts to the farthest point...

Disasters keep Colorado Springs' U.S. NorthCom hopping
Disasters keep Colorado Springs' U.S. NorthCom hopping

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Amid the fires, floods and hurricanes, U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs was asked to deal with an earthquake this week. In the busiest...

For the first time, the Marine Corps expects to have a female infantry officer among its ranks
For the first time, the Marine Corps expects to have a female infantry officer among its ranks

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 21, 2017

The Marine Corps expects to soon have a female infantry officer, a historic first, following her anticipated graduation Monday from the service’s...

Air Force Academy cadet faces sexual assault charge 
Air Force Academy cadet faces sexual assault charge 

By: - Wed, Sep 20, 2017

An Air Force Academy senior faces a hearing on charges of sexual assault and abusive sexual contact. The hearing for Cadet 1st Class Steven R. Fox is...

Navy hospital removes Florida workers who called babies 'mini Satans'
Navy hospital removes Florida workers who called babies 'mini Satans'

By: - 0 Wed, Sep 20, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Navy hospital in Florida has removed some employees from patient care after Snapchat photos showed a nurse giving the middle...

In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to
In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea

By: - 0 Tue, Sep 19, 2017

UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened the "total destruction'" of North Korea...

WATCH: Disabled veteran gets four-wheeled surprise in Fountain
WATCH: Disabled veteran gets four-wheeled surprise in Fountain

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Sep 18, 2017

With a wheezing minivan and an aging Pontiac that won't run, Army veteran Daniel Walter struggled to get his wife and two kids around town while still...

Senate backs bill to pump $700 billion into military 
Senate backs bill to pump $700 billion into military 

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 18, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping defense policy bill that would pump $700 billion into the military, putting the U.S....

US flies powerful warplanes amid tensions with North Korea 
US flies powerful warplanes amid tensions with North Korea 

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 18, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean and...

Military Update: Congressional inaction seen as threat to military
Military Update: Congressional inaction seen as threat to military

By: - 0 Sun, Sep 17, 2017

"And get a grip on reality," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis scolded the Senate Armed Services Committee in June after some senators whined they won't be...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Sept. 17, 2017

By: - 0 Sun, Sep 17, 2017

MONDAY Home Front Cares Benefit - All local HuHot Mongolian Grills will donate...

"Let go and move on" is pushed to the limit at Colorado Springs Wounded Warrior Ride

By: Eric Singer - 0 Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Sunshine, blue skies and a trip to promote military camaraderie and healing blended together Friday for the start of the 30-mile Wounded Warrior...

Long-rumored deployment of 6,000 Fort Carson troops relayed in unique fashion
Long-rumored deployment of 6,000 Fort Carson troops relayed in unique fashion

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Sep 15, 2017

More than 6,000 Fort Carson soldiers will head to Afghanistan in the coming months, joining a planned surge of American forces aimed at quelling...

Harvard removes title for Chelsea Manning amid CIA spat
Harvard removes title for Chelsea Manning amid CIA spat

By: - 0 Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Harvard University reversed its decision to name Chelsea Manning a visiting fellow early Friday, a day after CIA Director Mike Pompeo scrapped a...

Generals: North Korean nuclear menace is 'hiccup' compared to Cold War
Generals: North Korean nuclear menace is 'hiccup' compared to Cold War

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Sep 15, 2017

The North Korean nuclear bomb test last weekend raised tensions across the globe, but retired generals in Colorado Springs aren't overly worried about...

1 soldier killed, 7 injured in Fort Bragg training exercise
1 soldier killed, 7 injured in Fort Bragg training exercise

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 14, 2017

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A training exercise involving demolitions killed one special operations soldier and injured seven others at the Army's largest base...

Jitters in Europe as Russia-Belarus war games set to begin
Jitters in Europe as Russia-Belarus war games set to begin

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 14, 2017

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Military officials in Belarus have sought to calm Western fears about major war games with Russia involving thousands of troops,...

Air Force Academy cadet sentenced after pleading guilty to porn charges
Air Force Academy cadet sentenced after pleading guilty to porn charges

By: Tom Roeder - Wed, Sep 13, 2017

An Air Force Academy cadet got 30 months in prison after he pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of child pornography and secretly videotaping women in...

9/11 attacks commemorated at Schriever Air Force Base: 'We cannot let it fade into the dust of history'
9/11 attacks commemorated at Schriever Air Force Base: 'We cannot let it fade into the dust of history'

By: Liz Forster - 0 Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Sixteen years after the Sept. 11 attacks, Air Force Lt. Gen. Larry James still remembers the sequence of emotions he felt during the deadliest...

Air Force Academy boss wants Colorado Springs community to stop by for a visit
Air Force Academy boss wants Colorado Springs community to stop by for a visit

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Last weekend, the Air Force Academy opened its gates to thousands of parents, family and friends for Parents' Weekend, the first one I've attended...

9/11 ceremonies planned around Colorado Springs
9/11 ceremonies planned around Colorado Springs

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Tributes to 9/11 are scheduled Monday in the Colorado Springs area with a military ceremony planned for Schriever Air Force Base. Troops from the...

Walton's Warriors fight in Colorado for suffering soldiers
Walton's Warriors fight in Colorado for suffering soldiers

By: Donna Bryson - 0 Sun, Sep 10, 2017

A ranch on the edge of the Rocky Mountain National Park is the last place the Walton family was together and happy. Army combat infantry veteran and...

Colorado National Guard communications team joins hurricane relief efforts
Colorado National Guard communications team joins hurricane relief efforts

By: - 0 Sun, Sep 10, 2017

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – A team of eight with the Colorado National Guard (CONG) prepared to respond to Hurricane Irma on Sunday. CONG sent a...

Military Update: Court battle expected over transgender ban
Military Update: Court battle expected over transgender ban

By: - 0 Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Both opponents and supporters of President Trump's ban on transgender personnel in the military might agree that his abrupt policy shift was handled...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Sept. 10, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Sep 9, 2017

THROUGH NOV. 11 Military Exchange Shopping - The Army, Air Force an d Navy exchange will start allowing all honorably discharged veterans to shop...

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