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  • STEM Rocks gives children an up-close and fun look at science, math and engineering

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Dinosaur fossils, rockets, catapults, electricity and much more were gathered at the Air and Space Museum on Peterson Air Force Base for the third STEM Rocks forum by the Challenger Learning Center on Aug. 23. "STEM Rocks is an event for military families and kids to get kids excited...

  • Army major gets medal for saving man from train

    The Associated Press -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    ORINDA, Calif. - A U.S. Army officer who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq was celebrated as a hero for his actions off the battlefield. Maj. Adam Czekanski received a medal from the Army on Sept. 4 for his efforts to rescue a man who fell onto Bay Area Rapid Transit train tracks in...

  • Taxpayers cover Coast Guard private-party patrols

    By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - At private parties on the waters of Long Island Sound, lined by some of the country's most exclusive real estate, hosts setting off elaborate fireworks displays enjoy a little-known benefit. Security is provided, at no expense, by the Coast Guard. For some regattas,...

  • Understanding new 'in-state' tuition ceiling on GI bill

    By Tom Philpott Military Update -
    Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Perhaps the first thing veterans using GI Bill education benefits should understand about new "in-state tuition" protection that Congress approved last month is that it won't take effect for another year. The delay until the fall 2015 semester will give state-run colleges and...

  • Military Awards

    Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Master Sgt. Faline M. Kubes Air Force Master Sgt. Faline M. Kubes has retired from the Air Force after serving honorably for 24 years. Kubes was last serving as the NCO in charge of general surgery and gastroenterology clinics with the Air Force Academy. Kubes is the wife of Chris...

  • Military Briefs

    Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Cyberwarfare may 
become own branch Computer warfare could be become a separate branch of the Army, splitting from the Signal Corps, the Army said on its website. Building a cyber branch comes as the Army stands up its first computer warfare brigade in Georgia that is focused on...

  • Colorado National Guard talks ISIS with contingent from Jordan

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    DENVER - Surrounded by chaos, the kingdom of Jordan is relying on deep ties with the U.S. and Colorado to counter the threat of the terror group ISIS. "It's in time of difficulty when you find out who your friends are," Jordan's Prince Feisal, brother of King Abdullah and a three-star...

  • Fort Carson corporal named top soldier, more competition awaits former 'nerd'

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    A Fort Carson corporal has been named the best soldier in Army Forces Command and will compete in October for the title of best soldier in the Army. It was the fifth test of soldier skills for Cpl. Zach Bandli, who has also won three contests at Carson and another facing the top...

  • Military leaders to hold 9/11 event at Cheyenne Mountain

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    Military leaders from the Pikes Peak region and across North America are expected to gather at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station on Sept. 11 
for a ceremony to remember the 9/11 attacks and the work local troops do to ensure a similar strike won't happen. The event organized by...

  • Colorado National Guard eager to move into fancy new home

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    ​The Colorado National Guard is putting the finishing touches on a $19 million home in northern Colorado Springs. The facility, built on federal land just north of Briargate Parkway and Interstate 25, will house the 1st Battalion of the 157th Infantry Regiment. "If we ever have to...

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