More Military Life Articles

  • Rough and Tough Scramble part of this month's Schriever Week

    By Nick Beadleston nick.beadleston@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Members of the military are accustomed to runs in the morning and navigating unique obstacles during the day. Several dozen airmen and a handful of troops from other branches had to conquer both challenges simultaneously during the Schriever Rough and Tough Scramble this month. The...

  • Colorado Springs woman writes of life at the homefront in new memoir, 'No Man's War'

    By T.D. MOBLEY-MARTINEZ tracy.mobleymartinez@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    For Angela Ricketts, the life-changing epiphany came in the middle of the night on Nov. 21, 2010. She woke up with pain in her back and shoulders. It's just a panic attack, she thought as sweat rolled down her neck. The pain got uglier, and she started thinking about going to the...

  • Air Force Academy cadets launch balloons to study near space

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    This time of year, mysterious objects can sometimes be seen rapidly ascending over the Air Force Academy before disappearing into the upper atmosphere. It's not a UFO or a secret government experiment; it's cadets launching hydrogen-filled weather balloons to study near space, the...

  • Army's Iron Horse division back in the stable

    By Nick Beadleston nick.beadleston@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    The Army's Iron Horse has officially returned home. Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division signified its homecoming this month from a 12-month tour in Afghanistan with an uncasing ceremony, during which Maj. Gen. Paul LaCamera and Command Sgt. Maj. David Clark, the division command...

  • Oldest female veteran loved serving her country

    The San Antonio Express-News -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO - When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Lucy Coffey had left the farm in Martinsville, Ind., spent time in Chicago and finally settled in Dallas, where she worked at an A&P supermarket. After quitting the A&P in 1943, she joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps,...

  • Decision coming on bomber training area expansion

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    BILLINGS, Mont. - Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia. Known as the Powder River Training Complex, the area...

  • Academy operates STEM teacher boot camp

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    As an institution of higher learning - one that specializes in science and engineering - the Air Force Academy embraces its responsibility to prepare young minds for a future in science, technology, engineering and math by opening its classrooms once a year to train teachers. The...

  • VA asks Hill not to open 'floodgates' to private care

    By Tom Philpott Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    The push by Congress and its veterans affairs committees to swiftly solve a health care wait-time crisis for tens of thousands of veterans by granting access to private-sector care appears to have run hard aground. After four weeks, joint House-Senate conferees, working through their...

  • Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder. How those veteran voters respond...

  • Veteran cited for ducks hopes for law change

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    COSHOCTON, Ohio — An Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder is now hoping for a change in the Ohio village law that prohibits him from keeping the animals in his backyard. Darin Welker, who served in the Army National Guard, was cited...

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