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  • Frustrations of waiting weeks for returning soldiers dissipates with Fort Carson homecoming

    By Stephen Hobbs, stephen.hobbs@gazette.com —
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Arriving in white, unmarked buses, the 355 soldiers were escorted by Fort Carson Fire Department trucks to a parking lot. The sky was dark, the sun would not come for another 50 minutes, and it was serene. But inside the nearby event center, which doubles as recreational basketball...

  • Colorado Springs ties aided Apollo program, first step on moon

    By NICK BEADLESTON AND TOM ROEDER, The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Forty-five years ago, millions of people around the world watched as Neil Armstrong planted his boot on moon soil. What none of those people saw, however, was the Colorado Springs residents who helped rocket Armstrong and the Apollo program's predecessors into space. It may have...

  • Broncos' Wes Welker takes flight with Thunderbirds

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Denver Bronco Wes Welker says he's glad he took flight with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds in Cheyenne but he's not sure he'll do it again anytime soon. The wide receiver took off in an F-16 as the backseat passenger of Maj. Tyler Ellison on Sunday after a...

  • Fort Carson 4th on 3rd event draws thousands from around the region

    by Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    When Fort Carson throws a birthday party, everybody is invited. More than 9,000 soldiers, family members and civilians from the community attended Fort Carson's 4th on the 3rd celebration at Iron Horse Park for fun, food, music and fireworks. The free event organized by Fort Carson...

  • AF Cadets mark midway point of basic training with field day

    by Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Intense but friendly competition marked the halfway point through cadet basic training for freshman cadets at the Air Force Academy's annual field day July 11. More than 1,200 basic cadets led by their cadet cadre took to the athletic fields at the academy to compete for bragging...

  • Air Force issues plan to cut 275 workers at Space Command

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    A Pentagon budget-cutting plan will eliminate 275 military and civilian jobs at Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs and cut another 3,225 jobs from Air Force headquarters nationwide. The local cuts represent less than 10 percent of the workforce at Space Command's Peterson...

  • Brewer bets on veteran's skills with new group

    by Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    The training, leadership and technology that comes with military service is the greatest asset the Pikes Peak region holds. That's what Todd Baldwin, owner and operator of Red Leg Brewing Company in western Colorado Springs, believes. An Iraq veteran and former fire support officer...

  • 918 AFA Cadets team up to shatter chain push-up record

    BY MICHAEL S. HUMPHREYS SPECIAL TO THE GAZETTE -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    U.S. Air Force Academy cadets one-upped Marines - rather, the cadets more than 700-upped them Friday on the Academy's athletic field. More than 900 basic cadets lined up head to beat the previous record of chain push-ups set by 138 Marines and sailors at Camp Lejeune in September...

  • Chaplain finds canine partner helps erode barriers

    DAVID BURGE, El Paso Times
    Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) — She is known simply as the "chaplain with the dog" to the many soldiers she has served with at Fort Bliss and Afghanistan and even to the people she meets in the El Paso community. Chaplain Maj. Karen Hallett has a sidekick she is seen almost everywhere...

  • Soldiers, families reunited after yearlong deployment

    by Nick Beadleston nick.beadleston@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    Emotions flowed and the right words were sometimes scarce on Tuesday as 185 soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division's headquarters battalion were reunited with friends and family after a yearlong deployment to southern Afghanistan. "I'm just, I don't know, speechless," said Donna...

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