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  • Fort Carson commander Maj. Gen. Paul LaCamera talks Afghanistan, changing face of war

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

    Uncertainty is the norm for Fort Carson soldiers, their boss, Maj. Gen. Paul LaCamera told The Gazette. The general, fresh home from Afghanistan, said dealing with uncertainty will mean lots of rigorous training to prepare for a world that could be as difficult as anything soldiers...

  • Falcon hockey shares rink with wounded vets

    By Amber Baillie Academy Public Affairs -
    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    For the past several weekends, Air Force Academy hockey players have aimed not just to woo fans or gain a trophy but to have a positive impact on local wounded 
veterans. Through the Cadet Service Leadership Program, part of the Center for Character and Leadership Development's...

  • Local tech company puts cadets to work

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    National defense technologies once part of the Strategic Defense Initiative rooted in Air Force Academy research and development have been adapted for use in the medical industry. The Air Force Academy and its cadets have a role to play. Former Air Force physicist and academy...

  • AFA researchers' new wing a 'paradigm shift'

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Researchers at the Air Force Academy, with the help of cadets, are flipping traditional aeronautics engineers on their heads with a new engine wing designed to reduce fuel consumption while allowing for longer loiter times and increased thrust. "Normally, we associate an aircraft with...

  • NORAD's top enlisted man retires after 37 years in the Army

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    After 37 years of leading soldiers and deploying to war-torn countries around the world, Army Command Sgt. Maj. Robert A. Winzenried has retired from his position as the top enlisted soldier of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. Before his assignment...

  • Ceremony for returning Fort Carson soldiers rescheduled

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Fort Carson officials have rescheduled a ceremony to welcome home about 125 soldiers who have been in Afghanistan since March. The ceremony originally scheduled for Friday night is now set to be held at the Special Events Center on post at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The soldiers with the...

  • Colorado Springs charity supports children who have lost parents to war

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    A Colorado Springs charity that supports the children of fallen troops is hoping for a big turnout at its Saturday fundraiser run at Fox Run Regional Park. Angels of America's Fallen tries to help kids who have lost a parent at war rebuild their lives through sports and activities....

  • Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers in combat. President Barack Obama praised the...

  • New Fort Carson bomb boss: Gender doesn't matter

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Col. Heidi Hoyle is the first woman to command Fort Carson's 71st Ordnance Group, but she says gender is the least important thing when it comes to explosive ordnance disposal. Even as the war winds down in Afghanistan, the 1,300-soldier 71st - one of two Army bomb-disposal groups -...

  • Two strokes haven't kept AFA coach from competing

    By MICHAEL S. HUMPHREYS Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    At 42, Lt. Col. Dan Oosterhous, an Air Force pilot, tennis coach and athlete, felt alive and healthy until a stroke threatened to end his career and forever alter his life. Recently medically retired, Oosterhous continues as the Air Force Academy's men's head tennis coach and as an...

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