• Colorado Springs teen accompanies U.S., Japanese vets to Iwo Jima for annual battle reunion

    By Ellie Cole Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    When Zoe Jackson, 18, visited the island of Iwo Jima, she described it as a deadly sort of peaceful. Fitting, perhaps, for an island open just one day of the year and only to veterans of its battle. "It was really eerie," Jackson said. The Colorado Springs teen was among 11 Young...

  • Friday Military Salute: Something special cooking at Peterson Air Force Base

    eric singer eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Something special is cooking in the kitchen of the Peterson Air Force Base Chapel. Retired Air Force Chaplain David Voelker pours his heart out into his free monthly pasta dinner for anyone or any family at the base who just needs a smile, fellowship and a hot meal, "I love doing it."...

  • Funeral scheduled Tuesday for AFA graduate shot down during Vietnam War

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    The remains of a 1967 Air Force Academy graduate who disappeared during the Vietnam War will be buried at the school's cemetery Tuesday. Capt. Richard D. Chorlins, whose A-1 Skyraider was shot down Jan. 11, 1970, near the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos, was brought back to the academy...

  • Video: Blue Angels' first female pilot takes flight

    CBS News
    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    When military aviation buffs pack into the Marine Corps Beaufort Air Show in South Carolina, they'll be wowed by the Navy's Blue Angels. But a new kind of history will also take flight in the team: a woman in the cockpit. U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Katie Higgins is the first female...

  • Innovation makes Colorado attractive to aerospace industry, state official says

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Colorado's burgeoning aerospace economy will continue to boom, the state's top cheerleader for the industry predicts. Jay Lindell, a retired Air Force general who works for the state's Office of Economic Development and International Trade, said even as government budgets are...

  • Boeing celebrates 100 years with plenty of new ideas

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    The words elderly and aerospace seldom go together. But that's just what aerospace giant Boeing is preparing to celebrate. Started in a Seattle boathouse and with a strong presence in Colorado, the company affectionately called "Auntie B" by some of its workers is turning 100....

  • Military Update: Long hours in cockpit just part of the job

    By Tom Philpott Military Update -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    The Department of Defense daily releases a list of U.S. and coalition airstrikes conducted in the previous 24 hours against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) forces across war-torn Iraq and Syria. Periodically, a news outlet will use the strike data to weigh the effort by...

  • Friday Military Salute: Veterans in the classroom

    BY eric singer eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Student smiles are front and center at more classrooms at Sierra High School in Colorado Springs because of veterans like Christopher Marro, who is the focus of our Friday Military Salute. The former Army tank gunner is now a Sierra biology teacher because of the Teach for America...

  • Woman dubbed 'Military Mistress' sought in fraud in 3 states, including Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon authorities are searching for the woman they've dubbed the "Military Mistress," saying she and her husband have been writing fraudulent checks in three states. Bobbi Ann Finley of Dallas, Oregon, got her nickname in 2010, when national news outlets spotlighted...

  • Military awards

    The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    Businesses honored Three employers have been honored for supporting part-time troops. Ball Aerospace in Broomfield, LeaderQuest in Centennial and the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office in Centennial have been named semifinalists for the Pentagon's Freedom Award. The award is...

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