• Military awards

    The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    Businesses honored Three employers have been honored for supporting part-time troops. Ball Aerospace in Broomfield, LeaderQuest in Centennial and the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office in Centennial have been named semifinalists for the Pentagon's Freedom Award. The award is...

  • Military briefs

    The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    Space Command working on GPS fix Air Force Space Command is fixing a software glitch that affected some Global Positioning System satellites. The issue was identified last week and affected GPS IIF satellites. The glitch causes the satellites to periodically send navigation and...

  • Air Force Academy cadets get constructive for spring break

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    It's like college spring break, but beverages are replaced by hammers and blighted neighborhoods fill the role of sandy beaches. More than 60 Air Force Academy cadets chose the less sunny alternative last month and fanned out across the country to spend their spring break...

  • Caution flag up on more easing of VA 'choice card' usage

    By Tom Philpott Military Update -
    Published: Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    An actuarial firm under contract to the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that allowing veterans who live more than 40 miles from needed VA health care to use private sector care could balloon health care costs by as much as $46 billion a year. That blast to the VA budget is a...

  • Friday Military Salute: Air Force Academy cadets and tornado aftermath help

    BY Eric Singer eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    Spring break took on a whole new meaning for 65 Air Force Academy cadets who were spread across five states to do home rebuild work for Habitat for Humanity. Some cadets were caught in a tornado and its aftermath in Moore, Okla. "It was a lot of deja vu for me," said academy senior...

  • Colorado Springs man's mission: Teach about the Tomb

    By Ellie Cole Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    On Tom Tudor's 20th birthday, his father called him and said he received a birthday greeting from his uncle. Tudor asked which uncle, and his dad replied, "Uncle Sam." Tudor was being drafted into the Army during the war in Vietnam. But instead of being shipped across the world to...

  • PHOTOS & VIDEO: Ex-Nugget and NBA all-star Nugget Dikembe Mutombo teaches Fort Carson kids

    The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Former Denver Nuggets center Dikembe Mutombo was at Fort Carson on Thursday for the NBA Cares Hoops for Troops basketball clinic for service member's children.

  • Woodland Park man, and 'ponies,' to ride 1,000 miles for combat vets

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    When it comes to life on the trail, former Green Beret Ray Knell relies on his team: three mules and a horse named Mustang Sally. The ponies - as the burly, bearded Afghanistan War veteran calls them - do more than pull their weight, and they seem to take his chatter in stride. And...

  • Patriotic till the end: Colorado Springs veteran, 87, dies building flagpole

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Age was no barrier for Richard "Dick" French, who, at 87, set out to build a 20-foot flagpole in the yard of his Colorado Springs home to show off his immense patriotism. For months, he talked up the project to family members and couldn't wait for the weather to warm up so he could...

  • AFA cadets working on system to stop computers viruses before they infect

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Air Force Academy researchers are using software similar to that used to catch classroom cheaters in a bid to foil computer hackers. The academy's anti-malware lab has built a program that scans malicious software used to steal computer data for similarities to other criminal codes,...

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