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  • Expect traffic at Air Force Academy northern gate through Summer 2015

    By tom Roeder -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Traffic tangles are expected at the Air Force Academy's northern gate starting Saturday and continuing for much of 2015 as repairs are made to two bridges that carry traffic onto the base. The bridges, just inside the gate off North Gate Boulevard, will be closed one at a time...

  • Fort Carson soldiers at work making Thanksgiving meals for the needy


    Feel overworked because you have to cook a single turkey for half a dozen people or so on Thanksgiving? What if you had to cook 350 turkeys for 3,000 guests? Thirty soldiers at Fort Carson volunteered to do just that for the celebration meals the Salvation Army is serving the...

  • Attendance at Colorado Springs VA meeting is sparse


    More VA workers than vets attended a Tuesday meeting to discuss the Department of Veterans Affairs and its efforts to improve service. The VA has been under fire for months about long wait times for care, massive backlogs for benefit claims and customer service failures. New VA boss...

  • Veterans Trauma Court: From broken and battered to a leap of faith

    By stephen hobbs -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    About 100 military veterans, community advocates and elected officials gathered for a milestone graduation ceremony recently for the Veterans Trauma Court program at the 4th Judicial District courthouse in Colorado Springs. The program, which started at the courthouse in December...

  • Wellness model for veterans expands to Colorado Springs

    By Tom Roeder -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Automotive impresario Jay Cimino has long wanted to set up a program for veterans in the Pikes Peak region. Best known for leading the Phil Long Dealerships, Cimino has been involved in a string of charities in southern Colorado and was the driving force behind Trinidad's Mount Carmel...

  • Air Force Academy superintendent to receive award

    By The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    The Air Force Academy's superintendent will receive an award Saturday that is given to outstanding airmen in honor of a World War II bombardier. Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson has been awarded the Tennessee Ernie Ford Distinguished Aerospace Achievement Award, an annual honor given by Air...

  • Fort Carson soldier relearned to walk after losing leg in Afghanistan

    By Michael S. Humphreys, Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    Capt. Michael Caspers will leave the Army one day, but he says he will do it on his terms and not before. The San Antonio native and Stryker company commander in Fort Carson's 1st Brigade Combat Team lost his lower right leg to an insurgent's bomb in Afghanistan three years ago. But...

  • Fort Carson contingent in Africa to help with Ebola outbreak

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    More than 160 Fort Carson soldiers have flown to Liberia, where they will build facilities to help battle Ebola, the post announced Monday. Troops from the 615th Engineer Company will bulldoze land for new clinics, improve roads and build bases for aid workers. They left Colorado...

  • Hundreds take part Colorado Springs run to benefit deployed service members

    By jakob rodgers -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    During his most recent tour in Kuwait, Henry Wilson received Clif Bars, lip balm, snacks and a homemade beanie from a stranger. They proved the perfect gift. "Seeing someone, a complete stranger, giving you a package means a lot," said Wilson, 25, a sergeant stationed at Fort...

  • Air Force Academy visitor center to close Sunday due to weather

    By Stephen Hobbs -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 16, 2014

    The Air Force Academy's visitor center and visitor area will be closed Sunday due to inclement weather. The visitor's center usually is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Check...