• Outlaw motorcycle groups' efforts to recruit military troops is worrisome, officials say

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

    The Infidels Motorcycle Club, a group made up of troops, veterans and military contractors in Colorado Springs, drew attention recently with its pig roast to protest the holiest of Muslim holidays. While some people decried the club's gathering as tantamount to a KKK cross-burning,...

  • Colorado Springs photographer joins colleagues for reunion in Vietnam

    By Ellie Cole Special to Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    The Vietnam Old Hacks is an international group of journalists and photographers from the Vietnam War who came together as a group in 1995 to return to Vietnam to remember their time together during the war. During the last week of April every five years, a core group has boarded a...

  • Group increasing efforts to show support for military in Colorado

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    A statewide military booster group is ramping up efforts to show appreciation for troops in a bid to stave off Pentagon cuts. Colorado Wants You chairman Joe Blake said the group has attained nonprofit status and is working to show local government and federal officials the value of...

  • Military Update: Doctor skills factor in plan to streamline inpatient care

    BY TOM PHILPOTT Military Update -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    The number of surgeries and other inpatient procedures done on base by military physicians trails the inpatient workloads of private-sector peers by wide margins, according to data comparisons run in support of a Defense Department study on modernizing the military health system. The...

  • Colorado Springs area military events starting July 5, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    TUESDAY Securitizing British India - The 1839-1842 First Anglo-Afghan War and Imperial Policy Making - Lecture with Mark Honnen, Air Force Academy, hosted by Rocky Mountain Military Affairs Society, 7 p.m., Library 21c, ENT Conference Room, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive; rmmas.org....

  • Military briefs: Fort Carson to celebrate with '4th on the 3rd;' new military IDs in the works

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Fort Carson is welcoming the public to its celebration of Independence Day. The "4th on the 3rd" event runs 4 to 10 p.m. Friday in the post's Iron Horse Park. "The event will feature live music from the 4th Infantry Division band. The celebration will conclude with a fireworks show...

  • Military Briefs: Nonprofit changes name, Pueblo center to host Medal of Honor recipients

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    Springs nonprofit getting new name A Colorado Springs-based military nonprofit has changed its name to reflect its new emphasis. The National Homeland Defense Foundation will be named the Peak Military Care Network, reflecting the expanded role for the nonprofit founded in 2012....

  • Military Update: Senate kills attempt to test privatization of commissaries

    By Tom Philpott Military Update -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    The Senate voted Wednesday to kill a plan hatched by its armed services committee to privatize five large commissary stores to test the concept of commercial grocers running base stores to save defense dollars. But as the Senate version of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill...

  • Fort Carson colonel makes uniform adjustment during training

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    PIÑON CANYON - An Army uniform is normally a cloth resume, showing where soldiers have fought and how they've been trained. Experience is obvious at first glance, with jump wings, combat patches and other job-related insignia. But that's not the case for Fort Carson's 1st Brigade...

  • Fort Carson unit works on new type of warfare at Piñon Canyon

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    PIÑON CANYON - Sweeping movements spanned miles of territory across southeastern Colorado last week and involved hundreds of vehicles and thousands of Fort Carson soldiers from the post's 1st Brigade Combat Team. It's something that hasn't been seen for more than a decade at Fort...

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