• Air Force Academy NCO takes Afghans to new level of firefighting

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

    Imagine a place where kids don't dream of growing up to be firefighters. Such a place is where Air Force Academy Master Sgt. Jeff Hackworth earned the Bronze Star Medal - by showing locals that fighting fire is an admirable craft of skill and bravery. A career Air Force...

  • New VA clinic pays tribute to World War II hero from Colorado Springs

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    A Colorado Springs hero got an honorary home Friday when the city's new Department of Veterans Affairs clinic was named for Pfc. Floyd Lindstrom. The World War II Medal of Honor recipient was mostly unsung in his hometown before veterans groups and Congress came together to put his...

  • More Fort Carson soldiers in quarantine in U.S. after work in Liberia

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

    Another 25 Fort Carson soldiers have wrapped up their work in Liberia and arrived at an Ebola quarantine site in the U.S., the post said Wednesday. The return of the 25 from the 615th Engineer Company leaves the post with 10 soldiers remaining on the humanitarian mission to help the...

  • Graham will defend proposed reforms

    By tom philpott Military Update -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., new chairman of the Senate armed services' subcommittee on military personnel, has signaled he will defend retirement reforms proposed for a new generation of service members by the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission. Graham on...

  • The Country Life: Life down on the farm - with German POWs

    BY BILL RADFORD bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    A recent column spurred Jerry Kaufman of Black Forest to send me an email that included a few memories of growing up on a farm in Nebraska. In the email, Kaufman matter-of-factly mentioned Italian and German POWs working on the farm during World War II. Wait, what? German prisoners...

  • Army chief heaps praise on Fort Carson

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    Fort Carson got a four-starred vote of confidence Monday from Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. In town to pin stars on the Army's newest general, Odierno heaped praise on the post's 4th Infantry Division and talked up the importance of its new mission to train troops in Europe....

  • 2 soldiers hurt in Fort Carson crash remain hospitalized

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    Two of six Fort Carson soldiers injured in a Friday night training accident remained hospitalized Monday as the post released more information on the staff sergeant who died in the wreck of a Stryker vehicle. One of the soldiers was in good condition and another was in serious but...

  • Fort Carson ID's soldier who died in training accident

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    Fort Carson on Sunday identified the soldier who was killed in a training accident at the post. Staff Sgt. Justin L. Holt, 31, of Bogata, Texas, was killed and six were injured in a vehicle rollover accident Friday night. Four of the injured soldiers were treated and released from...

  • Air Force Academy cadets show skill in cybersecurity competition

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 8, 2015

    Cadets at the Air Force Academy recently took top honors at a Pennsylvania cybersecurity competition pitting them against their counterparts from other service academies. It's a competition that involves tons of brains if little brawn as cadets battle to control computer networks and...

  • General: 'A hard path' to modernizing military computing

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    The first step in reconfiguring the Defense Department's tangled computer networks came and went last fall with the highest honor for a technology change. "No one noticed," Air Force Gen. John Hyten told a crowd of 2,000 during the 2015 Cyberspace Symposium at The Broadmoor. Hyten...

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