• Air Force cadets gobble up vegetables as academy moves to healthier meals

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The restaurant describes its main course portions in ounces. All 40,000 of them. That's a ton and a quarter of a light lunch, not counting the side dishes and salad. Welcome to Mitchell Hall, the Air Force Academy's legendary dining hall that 60 years into the school's history...

  • Military awards: Individuals, units earn recognition at Colorado bases

    The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    Schriever airmen 
and civilians Schriever Air Force Base airmen and civilian workers were recognized this month with quarterly awards to note excellence. The top award for junior enlisted airmen went to Senior Airman Matthew Johns. Tech. Sgt. Austin Harris earned top honors among...

  • Air Force Academy glider squad keeps its place as national champs

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    While the Air Force Academy needs a new trophy case to accommodate the team's accomplishments, the coach says the cadets involved are nothing special. "No, sir," Lt. Col. John Neptune said when asked if anything about his national championship glider squad stood out. "It's pretty...

  • Military Update: Report says crews of former 'spray birds' exposed to Agent Orange residue

    By TOM PHILPOTT Military Update -
    Yesterday

    Retired Air Force Reserve Maj. Wes Carter almost didn't travel to Washington, D.C., last week where, to his surprise, he heard an independent panel of scientists verify what he had dogged the Air Force and Department of Veterans Affairs about for nearly four years. The Institute of...

  • 'American Sniper' widow speechless after rifle raffle

    By Jareen Imam, CNN
    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    For another weekend, moviegoers will be glued to their seats, watching the grit and turmoil of Chris Kyle, the real-life character portrayed in "American Sniper." But for Kyle's widow, Taya, the blockbuster hit is all too real. Fortunately, she's not alone. Friday, Taya was left...

  • Friday Military Salute: Fort Carson soldier makes special gate 'delivery'

    By Eric Singer, eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    A military police officer at Fort Carson had the most unusual special delivery of her life. Pfc. Laryn Rodgers, 19, was just getting off shift from her duties at Gate 20 on Jan. 14 when Sgt. Dominik Marciano, 22, and his 21-year-old wife Lindsay drove up. "Hey my wife is having a...

  • Fort Carson welcomes soldiers home from Africa

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Fort Carson welcomed home Thursday 100 soldiers who were dispatched to Africa on a humanitarian mission deployment and Ebola quarantine. After a quick training session, soldiers from the 615th Engineer Company went to Liberia in November to help that country fight an outbreak of the...

  • Third time a charm? Fort Carson makes another move in attempt to help commuters

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    What started as a way to keep soldiers healthy and off icy roads has turned into a headache for drivers and Fort Carson officials. Fort Carson said Wednesday that soldiers will report at 
9 a.m. beginning Thursday, as increased traffic near the post during the morning commute has...

  • Colorado Springs Pearl Harbor survivor to attend State of the Union

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    A 101-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor from Colorado Springs will accompany Sen. Michael Bennet to the State of the Union address Tuesday in Washington. Retired Navy Lt. Jim Downing is the oldest known survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, surprise attack on the American fleet at anchor in...

  • Fort Carson wants to hear from Colorado Springs residents

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    Fort Carson leaders and Pentagon brass will hold a Colorado Springs meeting Feb. 3 to hear public reaction to a proposal that could cut up to 16,000 soldiers at the post. The 4 p.m. meeting will be at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave., and will allow locals "to provide area...

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