• AFA cadets working on system to stop computers viruses before they infect

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

    Air Force Academy researchers are using software similar to that used to catch classroom cheaters in a bid to foil computer hackers. The academy's anti-malware lab has built a program that scans malicious software used to steal computer data for similarities to other criminal codes,...

  • Air Force Academy chief aims to strengthen ties between school, community

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    The Air Force Academy's top general told a crowd of community leaders last week that she wants to strengthen ties between the school and the Pikes Peak region. Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson gathered local leaders of a two-hour session on the state of the Air Force Academy and used the...

  • Air support squadron plans 24-hour run at Peterson Air Force Base to honor fallen comrades

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    Airmen with Fort Carson's 13th Air Support Operations Squadron plan to honor the sacrifices of their fallen comrades with a little jogging. A full 24-hour's worth. The Air Force squadron deploys airmen trained as tactical air controllers alongside Army units to help identify...

  • Colorado lawmakers pledge to find funding for Aurora VA hospital despite $1.73 billion price tag

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Colorado lawmakers Wednesday said they will work to get a troubled VA hospital in Aurora finished despite its new $1.73 billion price tag - three times the original budgeted price and $800 million above what Congress has allocated. Veterans Affairs officials drew fire with the new...

  • Fort Carson soldier injured in parachute jump

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    A Fort Carson soldier was injured Wednesday morning in a parachute jump on the post. The extent of the injuries, the soldier's identity and the unit involved were not released by the post in a statement about the incident. "A Fort Carson soldier was injured during a training...

  • Pueblo depot destroys first chemical weapon

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    The first step in destroying one of America's last stockpiles of chemical weapons took place Wednesday at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. Depot workers destroyed a container of mustard gas in the facility's new explosion chamber, one of two systems that will be used to destroy nearly...

  • False alarm triggered bomb scare, gate closure at Peterson Air Force Base

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    An explosives scare closed a gate at Peterson Air Force Base for two hours Wednesday morning after guards detected chemical traces on a vehicle that triggered an alarm. The commercial van was going through routine checks at the base's east gate off Marksheffel Road about 6:40 a.m....

  • Heat wave continues Monday with record high in Colorado Springs

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Colorado Springs and much of the state saw record temperatures Monday with a high topping 78 degrees in the city, besting a record set in 2012. Also seeing record highs were Denver at 77 degrees, Pueblo, which topped out at 81, and Montrose, which reached 71, according to The...

  • Proposal wants Fort Carson's Piñon site to get more drones and troops

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    A final proposal for training at Fort Carson's Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site would mean more drones and troops, but no rockets at the 235,000-acre installation east of Trinidad. The proposal to let helicopters practice with rockets in Piñon Canyon was dumped amid public outcry, but the...

  • Red Cross Hometown Hero: Fort Carson private's farm training kicks in for baby delivery

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Sometimes Army training just isn't enough. Pfc. Laryn Rodgers, though, had something else to fall back on as she dealt with a crisis at a Fort Carson gate on Jan. 14. Farm Girl Training. The 20-year-old member of the post's 984th Military Police Company was working at the post's...

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