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  • Wellness model for veterans expands to Colorado Springs

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    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...

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

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    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...

  • 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

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    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 jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    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 stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    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...

  • Veteran's Day run/walk fundraising for Operation Gratitude

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    A 3-mile run in Colorado Springs on Sunday will support a charity that sends care packages to troops overseas. The National Veterans Day Run, in Memorial Park, will raise money for Operation Gratitude, which ships care packages to deployed service members. Organizers hope to raise...

  • Canadian contingent comprises much of Veterans Day ceremony in Colorado Springs

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Soldiers, sailors and airmen turned out by the dozens for the annual Veterans Day rites in Colorado Springs on Tuesday. And all but a handful of them were Canadian. Weeks after radicals killed two Canadian soldiers, including one slain at Canada's most sacred war memorial, emotions...

  • Veterans Day: Wreath dedication among events around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    A wreath dedication is scheduled at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday at Pikes Peak Community College in honor of Veterans Day. The keynote speaker will be author Clifton Taulbert, "How We Serve." Laura BenAmots will speak and display her "Battle Portraits." The wreath dedication runs from 9:35...

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