Air Force Academy firefighters aim for another championship


A team of Air Force Academy firefighters will take on colleagues from around the globe this month during the World Firefighter Combat Challenge in Alabama.

The annual event pits firefighters against the...

VA chief to hill: Those health reforms you seek are here

By: Tom Philpott Military Update

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald told the House Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday that a $68 million, 4,000-page study of VA health care it ordered last August and accepted last month...

Military briefs

By: The Gazette

Air Force sends spy satellite into space

America's newest spy satellite rocketed to orbit last week from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Air Force Space Command said.

The launch took place at 5:49...

Fort Carson commander's plan aims to improve discipline, increase engagement


Fort Carson sergeants have an expanded set of responsibilities under their new commander.

The effort could yield big dividends in improved discipline and morale, Maj. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves told The...

Friday Military Salute: A presidential honor for two Colorado Springs residents

By: eric singer

A Colorado Springs woman's service was recently honored at a ceremony at the White House, and a man who earned the same award was honored at Fort Carson.

Deborah "Debby" MacSwain, who has been with the Red...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Oct. 11, 2015

By: Carlotta Olson


Flu vaccines - 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and Oct. 20-23, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Special Events Center, 6550 Specker Ave., Building 1829, Fort Carson; 526-2840 or...

Wounded Army veteran gets married with service dog by his side as best man

By: News services

This man's best friend was also his best man.

A U.S. Army veteran tied the knot with his longtime sweetheart Saturday while standing side-by-side his faithful service dog who was picked to be his top...

Hundreds of Carson soldiers return home from Middle East


Nearly 300 Fort Carson soldiers were welcomed home Tuesday after nine months in the Middle East.

Soldiers from the post's 3rd Brigade Combat Team returned to the post in two contingents: One of 240 soldiers...