Colorado Springs area military events starting Jan. 24, 2016

By: Carlotta Olson

THROUGH MARCH 16

USS Colorado (SSN 788) commissioning committee ship's crest art competition - Winner will have artwork displayed throughout the 30-year lifetime of the ship. For info, go to...

Air Force Academy: Another delay in opening of school's Polaris Hall

By: tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com

Already a year behind schedule, the Air Force Academy's Polaris Hall won't open until at least mid-March after a broken pipe soaked floors and fixtures inside the structure that will house the school's Center for...

Colorado Springs group trying to get ahead of looming military base closures

By: TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com

The next round of base closures is at least two years away, but local military boosters are ramping up efforts to protect local installations and move more troops to town.

The push has its origins in the...

Air Force Academy's parachuting team continues dominant ways, sets national record

By: tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com

The Air Force Academy's parachuting team may be too successful - after 13 straight national collegiate championships, the body that issued the honor stopped giving it out.

The academy had to settle for 26...

Philpott: Reformers urged not to redefine commissary 'savings'

By: tom philpott Military Update

Advocates for preserving the military commissary benefit warned a House subcommittee Wednesday to avoid reforms that promise to preserve current savings for patrons but instead change how savings are measured,...

Fort Carsom program puts business suits on departing GIs

By: TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette,com

Troops in suits will spend the next month hanging out at Pikes Peak region businesses as part of a Fort Carson program to boost job skills for soldiers leaving the Army.

It's part of a wider Pentagon effort...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Jan. 17, 2016

By: Carlotta Olson

THROUGH MARCH 16

USS Colorado (SSN 788) Commissioning Committee Ship's Crest Art Competition - Winner will have artwork displayed throughout the 30-year lifetime of the ship. For information, go to...

Fort Carson combat veteran beat paralysis to become hotshot recruit

By: RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com

Kenny Bower stood on a steep, grassy hillside overlooking the Waldo Canyon burn scar with his ear cocked toward his radio.

His firefighting tool was still by his side while he listened to the transmission -...