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  • ABC's 'Nightline' to air report on Air Force Academy misconduct

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    ABC News announced Tuesday that it will air an investigation into the misconduct of Air Force Academy football players and the school's 2013 informant scandal - stories that first appeared in The Gazette. The network's full report airs Wednesday on "Nightline" and follows Gazette...

  • Booze, girls, cash and recruits: West Point responds to Gazette article

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    West Point's top officer Sunday took full blame for the school's recruiting violations this year that included courting high school football players with alcohol and VIP treatment on a raucous bus ride. The incidents were first revealed in a  Saturday story in The Gazette....

  • Fort Carson's top NCO clearly outlines dos and don'ts for soldiers

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. David Clark has a few rules for his Fort Carson soldiers - 42 pages worth. As the 4th Infantry Division's top enlisted soldier, Clark spearheaded the new rulebook released this month that outlaws walking while smoking and requires soldiers to exit their cars to...

  • Homefront Cares' aid to veterans spreads beyond Pikes Peak region

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    More than 750 people gathered at a gala this month to mark the 11th birthday of a homegrown charity that helps troops and their families and is rapidly shifting to a postwar role for veterans. The Home Front Cares drew the crowd and its donations. Founded by a pair of Colorado Springs...

  • AFA flight team wins region, eyes national championship

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette,com -
    Published: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    At the National Intercollegiate Flying Association competition held at the academy's airfield this month, cadets took to the skies to show their skills in precision navigation and other feats of airmanship. For the academy, it's a stop on the way to the National Championships in Ohio...

  • Colorado Springs area military events starting Oct. 26, 2014

    By carlotta olson -
    Published: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    SUNDAY How to Mountain Bike - 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Outdoor Recreation Complex, 7093 Specker Ave., Building 2429, $15; mwrfortcarson.com or call 526-3907. Fort Carson Handicap Stroke Play Championship - 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club, Fort Carson, $25; mwrfortcarson.com,...

  • Air Force Superintendent was a star for Falcons on court, in class

    News services -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson is the superintendent of the Air Force Academy, appointed this year and the first woman to hold that position. The general is a graduate of the academy's class of 1981 and one of the Air Force's most outstanding women's basketball players during her career....

  • 'Toxic' Fort Carson battalion commander returns to job despite recommendation of firing

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The commander of a Fort Carson helicopter battalion objected when subordinates talked about a toxic command climate, according to documents obtained by The Gazette. "You want toxic? I'll show you toxic," Lt. Col. Tammy Baugh allegedly told soldiers in the 1st Battalion of the 25th...

  • Photos: Fort Carson soldiers return from Afghanistan

    The Gazette
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Fort Carson welcomed home 149 soldiers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division on Monday at the Special Events Center. The soldiers had been deployed in Afghanistan since March.

  • Pentagon orders Peterson team to prep for domestic Ebola fight

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    U.S. Northern Command leaders worked Monday to assemble a team of military Ebola experts who will be on standby if civilian authorities need assistance with an outbreak. The Peterson Air Force Base Command was ordered by the Pentagon to come up with a 30-member Ebola fighting team...

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