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  • Fire Chief: 'Not giving up hope' in search for missing mom of AFA cadet who died

    By CHHUN SUN and Kassondra Cloos The Gazette -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    The Colorado Springs Fire Department is "not giving up hope at all" in the search for Ksenia Quiros, 45, who went missing Wednesday, nearly two weeks after her son, an Air Force Academy cadet, died. Fire Chief Christopher Riley said Friday afternoon that a witness who stepped forward...

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

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    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,...

  • Air Force names Chris Gobrecht women's basketball coach

    News services -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Air Force named Chris Gobrecht, formerly of Yale, women's basketball coach, according to athletic director Jim Knowlton's announcement Tuesday. A proven program builder, Gobrecht has coached at programs in the Pac-12 and Atlantic Coast Conference. Gobrecht has 35 years of head...

  • Funeral scheduled Tuesday for AFA graduate shot down during Vietnam War

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    The remains of a 1967 Air Force Academy graduate who disappeared during the Vietnam War will be buried at the school's cemetery Tuesday. Capt. Richard D. Chorlins, whose A-1 Skyraider was shot down Jan. 11, 1970, near the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos, was brought back to the academy...

  • Air Force tennis coach Dan Oosterhous maintains positive outlook while adjusting to life after strokes

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    It was a Google search that first revealed the diagnosis that would forever change Dan Oosterhous' life. The Air Force men's tennis coach was 42, a pilot with 20 years of active duty service to his credit and capable of beating half the players on his roster. But when he awoke at 2...

  • AFA Superintendent: Cadets must learn to lead with - and without - directions

    By Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson U.S. Air Force Academy -
    Published: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    My husband and I have twin 12-year-old boys, perhaps a rarity for a woman in my position - three-star Air Force general and superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy. However, one recent weekend my boys helped crystalize for me some of the work we're doing to modernize the...

  • VA's mess remains: Sick veterans still facing delays, data shows

    By David B. Caruso, The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - A year after Americans recoiled at new revelations that sick veterans were getting sicker while languishing on waiting lists - and months after the Department of Veterans Affairs instituted major reforms - government data shows that the number of patients facing...

  • No criminal investigation in death at Air Force Academy, officials say

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    The Air Force Academy said Tuesday that there is no criminal investigation into the death of a cadet found injured in a dorm at the school last week. Flags at the academy will fly at half-staff Wednesday in honor of senior cadet Alexandre Quiros, a 21-year-old Colorado Springs native....

  • Memorial for Air Force Academy cadet is scheduled

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    An Air Force Academy cadet who died last week from injuries suffered in a school dormitory will be remembered with a Wednesday service in the Cadet Chapel. Alexandre Quiros, 21, of Colorado Springs was found injured in a Sijan Hall dorm room Thursday afternoon and later died from his...

  • Air Force Academy, social media rallies around cadet after heart attack

    AirForceTimes
    Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    On March 23, Hailey Lane — a sophomore cadet home from the Air Force Academy for spring break — entered her parents' gym in Midlothian, Virginia, to train for an upcoming physical fitness test. The energetic, enthusiastic 19-year-old — a nationally ranked swimmer — knocked out a...

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