Fort Carson events center named for sergeant devoted to soldiers, families

By: Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com

Bill Reed was there for every homecoming ceremony, hugging soldiers and sharing in joy.

He also was there for every departure, often passing out tissues to tearful spouses as soldiers headed to war.

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Speaker: Haver's Ranger tab a benchmark for women's equality

By: TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com

Fort Carson celebrated Women's Equality Day last week on the post, as commanders there have done for years.

In 2015, there was something new to celebrate - equality is closer to becoming reality for women in...

10 Years After Katrina: Colorado Springs-based command has new disaster playbook

By: tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com

Hurricane Katrina hasn't been forgotten at U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, but it is viewed as ancient history.

The hurricane that leveled cities on the Gulf Coast a decade ago came before the...

Tuskegee airman takes off once again from Colorado Springs airstrip where he learned to fly

By: tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com

At 92, Franklin Macon has watched nearly everything change around him.

Colorado Springs, the city where he was born and raised, has gone from a sleepy hamlet of 30,000 people to a sprawling metropolis of...

Service scheduled for Air Force chief who revitalized Colorado Springs veterans parade

By: tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com

A funeral is planned Tuesday for a retired Air Force chief master sergeant credited with revitalizing the Colorado Springs Veterans Parade.

Diana Ceciliani led the parade for a decade as the event grew in...

Air Force Academy falconry can be bloody rewarding

By: TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com

Avoiding the talons is key when you're learning how to fly the Air Force Academy's living mascot.

Those flashing prey-grabbers whip by handlers at NASCAR speeds as they show off their flying acumen to stadium...

Male classmates praise Fort Carson's female Ranger

By: TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com

A Fort Carson lieutenant was more than one of the first two women to complete the Army's grueling Ranger School.

Classmates on Thursday said 1st Lt. Shaye Haver was also the first to carry more than her share...

Female lieutenant from Fort Carson 'happy, relieved' to join Ranger ranks

By: tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com

   

Join a roundtable discussion today about the Army's elite Ranger training program and the two women, including 1st Lt. Shaye Haver of Fort Carson, who've completed the Ranger course. Watch...