Military briefs: Johnson reasserts goals for academy

By: The Gazette

Johnson reasserts goals for academy

Air Force Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson kicked off a new school year by laying out her goals for 4,000 cadets.

Johnson's list includes "focus...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Aug. 16, 2015

By: Carlotta Olson

SATURDAY

Pikes Peak Women's Connection "Table Talk" - An opportunity to be part of a social community organization to make friends, learn about the community and Pikes Peak Women's Connection (affiliated with...

Air Force Academy cadet accused of making, distributing, using drugs

By: TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com

A junior cadet has been charged with distributing a variant of methamphetamine and two other drugs at the Air Force Academy, according to court papers released Thursday to The Gazette.

Cadet Nathaniel...

Air Force fullback excited to see what he can do at full strength

By: BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com

Because D.J. Johnson's strength as a football player is his strength, he was never himself last season.

That's no longer the case for the fullback, who on the football field looks like a 5-foot-9 bowling...

Air Force football coaches fine with on-field skirmishes, at least to a point

By: BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com

When it comes to on-field skirmishes during practice, Air Force coaches not only accept it; in some ways, they want it.

"You'd rather pull guys out than push guys in," Falcons defensive coordinator Steve...

House veterans chairman: VA should fire bad workers faster

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee said Monday the troubled VA should fire problem employees faster and that Congress should make it easier for the entire government to dismiss bad...

Annual veterans rally will bring tens of thousands to Cripple Creek

By: TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com

Next weekend, Cripple Creek will be a boom town again, with the booming sound to go with influx of people that will temporarily push its population to levels not seen since 1900.

The sound comes with the...