• Verdict reached in theft case against former Fort Carson soldier

    BY TOM ROEDER and Kassondra Cloos The Gazette -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Jurors on Thursday found a former Fort Carson soldier guilty of stealing military equipment worth thousands of dollars from the post. Torrence Hall was found guilty of stealing gear worth more than $20,000 but less than $100,000. His trial began Monday in a 4th Judicial District...

  • Fort Carson soldiers accused of raping Colorado Springs teen after party

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

    Two Fort Carson soldiers have been charged with the rape of a Colorado Springs high school student last fall, according to court papers released to the Gazette on Wednesday. Prosecutors allege Spc. Noel A. Acevedo-Mercado and Pfc. John C. Donathan met the 17-year-old girl at a...

  • Army's top enlisted man talks about improving discipline during Carson visit

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Fort Carson thefts and other Army discipline issues have the attention of the Army's top sergeant, who wants a new program to keep soldiers in line. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey is pushing the new "Not in My Squad" campaign to drive discipline into the service's smallest...

  • Army says keeping equipment on post a priority, will investigate Fort Carson thefts

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    The Pentagon says Army leaders are taking a string of recent thefts of military gear at Fort Carson "incredibly seriously" and will probe how more than $500,000 in equipment including weapons parts, night vision gear and robots have been pilfered from the post. Army spokesman Lt....

  • Latest theft case illustrates problem of missing equipment at Fort Carson

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Prosecutors strained to haul hundreds of pounds of allegedly stolen Army gear into a Colorado Springs courtroom Monday afternoon. The cache included machine gun parts, including .50-caliber barrels, and the latest generation of Army night vision equipment, and for the second time in...

  • Increased space defense a key talking point at Space Symposium

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Record crowds, a galaxy of vendors and talk of new programs put a spring in the step of defense contractors at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. After tough years of federal belt tightening and a postwar military drawdown that cut more than $1 billion in annual Pentagon space...

  • Boisterous Air Force Academy cadets fall silent as woman talks about rape

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Air Force Academy cadets packed Clune Arena on Thursday in an effort to curb sexual assault in their ranks. The "Take Back the Night" event featured the service's top civilian leader, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, and one of the nation's premiere speakers on sexual violence,...

  • Sharing spy satellite data with civilian users would be 'game changer,' space experts say

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    A treasure trove of Air Force satellite data that can be used to spot wildfires, monitor climate conditions and do hundreds of other tasks could emerge from a curtain of government secrecy. Air Force Space Command leaders are working on plans to share data from Space-Based Infrared...

  • Space Symposium's the place to load up on pens, hats and other swag

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    When is a plastic wind-up toy robot worth more than $1 billion? For scores of exhibitors at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs this week, the answer is: when the right customer grabs that piece of swag from your booth. More than 11,000 people gathering at The Broadmoor for the...

  • Hyten announces Air Force training shift at Space Symposium

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Airmen at Peterson, Schriever and Buckley Air Force bases will see a major shift in their work schedules as Air Force Space Command works to beef up training and experience for crews flying satellites. Space Command boss Gen. John Hyten on Tuesday announced the shift, which will move...

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