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  • SML Calendar of events starting Aug. 31, 2014

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    TUESDAY Women's Beginner Get Golf Ready Lessons - Six-lesson program, 5-6 p.m., Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club, Fort Carson, $99. For other dates and registration, go online or call: mwrfortcarson.com, 332-0024. FRIDAY CG Scramble - 1:30 p.m., Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club, Fort Carson,...

  • 'Great Escape' survivors gather in Colorado Springs in reunion of former WWII POWs

    By TOM ROEDeR tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Seven decades haven't severed bonds built in captivity. Veterans who survived Germany's Stalag Luft III say the connections built in the prison camp have expanded over that time, encompassing children, wives and grandkids. Seventeen survivors of the camp - all in their 90s - are in...

  • Burglars steal hand movement of triple amputee who's an Army vet

    BY ALIA MALIK, SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO — U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ben Eberle was smoking a cigarette Nov. 19, 2011, in the Tangi Valley of Afghanistan when he saw the blue wire. He took one last drag of his cigarette, knowing what would come the moment the enemy detected his movement. He took off running and the...

  • Front Range veterans health system to resume surgeries

    Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    DENVER — The Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System is restarting surgical procedures. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1qAGxnp ) that surgeries resume Thursday. The system ceased surgical procedures on Friday over concerns about its air-handling units....

  • Funeral Tuesday for Colorado Marine who wanted to surprise brother

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    FORT COLLINS — Family and friends are gathering to remember the Colorado Marine killed in a crash on his way home to surprise his little brother. The funeral for Lance Cpl. Brennan Ching will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Faith Evangelical Church in Fort Collins. He died in a...

  • New Air Force Space Command boss outlines big rules

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Air Force Space Command got a new leader, but not a new face, when Gen. John Hyten took command Aug. 15. "It's a dream job," he said. The general, who replaced Gen. William Shelton, has served as the top deputy for the Peterson Air Force Base command since 2012. He also had a stint...

  • Guard leader, Woodland Park's Capozzela, retires in September

    By Tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    The Colorado Army National Guard's commander is retiring in September after a 27-year career. In one of her final acts as boss, Brig. Gen. Dana Capozzella will re-enlist her son, Nathaniel Utter. "This is my other family," she said this month. "My Guard family." Capozzella, of...

  • Senators call for investigation into AFA sex assaults

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    The case of a cadet informant and the agent who handled his tips could face an investigation from the federal Office of Special Counsel under a request from two senators. The review would determine whether Office of Special Investigations agent Brandon Enos and former cadet Eric...

  • Fort Carson's 3rd Brigade could shake the neighborhood with tank training

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Leaders at Fort Carson are warning neighbors about booms and dust as the post's most heavily-armed combat brigade heads to field training. The post's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, which uses M-1 tanks and M-2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, will be training through Sept. 1 on the south side of...

  • Service to be held Saturday for Korean War veteran, POW Lester Stroup

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    A Colorado Springs veteran who spent more than 1,000 days in a North Korean prisoner of war camp will be remembered at a memorial service Saturday. Retired Army 1st Sgt. Lester Stroup died Sunday. He was 84. Stroup joined the Army in 1949 as an alternative to life as a farm laborer...

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