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  • Colorado World War II veteran to receive POW Medal

    Associated Press -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    LAKEWOOD — An Arvada man held captive by the Nazis during World War II is being awarded a Prisoner of War Medal. Ninety-one-year-old Frank Dechant will receive the medal from congressman Ed Perlmutter during a ceremony in Lakewood Monday. Perlmutter's office says Dechant and his...

  • The Gazette and reporter Dave Philipps win Pulitzer Prize

    By Rich Laden, The Gazette -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    The Gazette’s Dave Philipps has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in the category of national reporting for “Other than Honorable,” a three-day series that examined how soldiers injured during war were being discharged with no benefits. The award was announced Monday by Pulitzer...

  • Veteran with no left leg to run in Boston Marathon

    LARRY LARUE, The News Tribune
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The first six times Edward Lychik told his physical therapist he wanted to run again, she was noncommittal, and with good reason. The combat veteran's left leg had been amputated at the hip socket, and doctors had told him if he walked again, it would be on...

  • Mrs. Obama, 'first dogs' visits military families

    STACY A. ANDERSON, Associated Press
    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Michelle Obama said Monday she is shining a light on military families who are her heroes and a medical facility that treats them as she gives thanks during an early Easter celebration. The first lady visited the Fisher House at Walter Reed National Military...

  • Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood

    JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas — President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago, mourning at Fort Hood with families and uniformed comrades of those killed during last week's shooting spree. "We somehow...

  • A baby shower from the heart: Expectant military moms pampered

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    With two young boys at home, a set of twins due at the end of May and an active-duty husband on his fourth tour to Afghanistan, 24-year-old Ashley Kopec has her hands full. Spending a few hours Sunday opening presents, making new friends and feeling appreciated at a baby shower with...

  • New deputy commander at Fort Carson has familiar face

    By Tom Roeder, The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Brig. Gen Randy George has been announced as a new deputy commanding general of Fort Carson’s 4th Infantry Division. He’ll likely start the job after the division’s headquarters returned home from Afghanistan this spring. Locals may remember George as the commander of Fort...

  • Petition: Army appearance regs discriminate against black women

    By Tom Roeder, The Gazette
    Updated: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    A petition that’s gathered more than 5,700 signatures on the White House website is asking President Barack Obama to overrule portions of the Army’s new appearance regulations as discriminatory against black women. The newest version of Army regulation 670-1, released Monday,...

  • Free concert Tuesday kicks off Air Force Academy anniversary rites

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    A concert at the Air Force Academy on Tuesday will mark the 60th anniversary of the school in the first of three events to celebrate its founding. The academy calls April 1 its birthday because that's the day in 1954 that President Dwight Eisenhower signed legislation authorizing the...

  • On 60th anniversary, Air Force Academy's traditions still core to cadet experience

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Sixty years into its existence, the Air Force Academy is changing again. This time, the biggest change is money. Planned Pentagon budget cuts of $900 billion in the next decade will take their toll, with 99 job cuts and the elimination of 10 academic majors. But other moves are...

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