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  • Construction stopped on Denver's VA hospital

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    DENVER — The company building Denver's new Veterans Administration hospital is stopping construction amid a contract dispute over the cost of the new complex. Kiewit-Turner announced the move after a federal appeals board ruled Tuesday that the VA breached the construction contract....

  • Outgoing Northern Command leader talks about leadership, says military in good hands

    By tom roeder - the gazette
    Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    Nearly four decades after he put on the uniform, Army Gen. Charles Jacoby stepped down Friday as head of U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command. - The general earned a reputation as one of the Army's top thinkers. As a three-star general, he led the...

  • Defense bill in jeopardy because of congressional infighting

    By tom philpott Military Update -
    Published: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    A dispute between House and Senate armed services committees over whether to slow growth in military housing allowances and raise off-base pharmacy co-payments has put at risk passage of a defense authorization bill. If no deal can be struck, this Congress would be the first in 52...

  • Colorado Springs area military events starting Dec. 7, 2014

    Published: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    THROUGH Friday Angels of America's Fallen Benefit - Activation fees from Chapel Hills Mall gift cards will be donated Angels of American's Fallen, Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd.; chapelhillsmall.com. Monday Air Force Falcons men's basketball vs. Nebraska-Omaha - 7 p.m.,...

  • Military news and notes

    Published: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    More soldiers to be 
deployed to Europe Soldiers, including a contingent from Fort Carson, will keep heading to eastern Europe beyond 2015 as part of a plan to deter Russian aggression. The Pentagon announced two weeks ago that 100 Fort Carson soldiers were being sent to Europe in...

  • Military awards

    Published: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    Senior Airman Joseph Massoglia Air Force Academy senior Airman Joseph Massoglia survived an assessment course for Army Ranger training and may get a chance to attend the sister service's elite Ranger school. Massoglia went to the training in October in Las Vegas. Massoglia is looking...

  • Veteran calls out fake Army Ranger; authorities investigating

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    LANGHORNE, Pa. — Authorities are looking into whether a man accused of falsely posing as a U.S. Army ranger broke the law while out shopping in suburban Philadelphia. The Middletown Police Department and military investigators are looking into whether the man illegally profited by...

  • Nearly 200 Fort Carson soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving with safe return from Afghanistan

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    "Home for the holidays" carried special meaning Thursday, when another 195 Fort Carson soldiers made it back to Colorado Springs from Afghanistan just in time for a turkey dinner with their loved ones. Tears, hugs and gratitude were as abundant as the pumpkin pie to come. "It gives...

  • Expect traffic at Air Force Academy northern gate through Summer 2015

    By tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Traffic tangles are expected at the Air Force Academy's north gate starting Saturday and continuing for much of 2015 as repairs are made to two bridges that carry traffic onto the base. The bridges, just inside the gate off North Gate Boulevard, will be closed one at a time through...

  • Fort Carson soldiers at work making Thanksgiving meals for the needy

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Feel overworked because you have to cook a single turkey for half a dozen people or so on Thanksgiving? What if you had to cook 350 turkeys for 3,000 guests? Thirty soldiers at Fort Carson volunteered to do just that for the celebration meals the Salvation Army is serving the...

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