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  • Petition: Army appearance regs discriminate against black women

    By Tom Roeder, The Gazette
    Updated: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    A petition that’s gathered more than 5,700 signatures on the White House website is asking President Barack Obama to overrule portions of the Army’s new appearance regulations as discriminatory against black women. The newest version of Army regulation 670-1, released Monday,...

  • Free concert Tuesday kicks off Air Force Academy anniversary rites

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    A concert at the Air Force Academy on Tuesday will mark the 60th anniversary of the school in the first of three events to celebrate its founding. The academy calls April 1 its birthday because that's the day in 1954 that President Dwight Eisenhower signed legislation authorizing the...

  • On 60th anniversary, Air Force Academy's traditions still core to cadet experience

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Sixty years into its existence, the Air Force Academy is changing again. This time, the biggest change is money. Planned Pentagon budget cuts of $900 billion in the next decade will take their toll, with 99 job cuts and the elimination of 10 academic majors. But other moves are...

  • Army: New limits for tattooed troops

    By Tom Roeder, The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    The Army issued its new appearance regulations for soldiers Monday, including a new rule that limits soldiers to four visible tattoos below the elbow or knee. The long-anticipated updates to Army Regulation 670-1 stopped short of a visible tattoo ban, but forbid facial art and other...

  • Kansas military families also affected by PTSD

    The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal/Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Two Hutchinson sisters want people to know that post-traumatic stress disorder can also affect the children in military families. Kristin Stowers, 12, and her sister, Kaili Stowers, 14, who attend Prairie Hills Middle School in Hutchinson, have learned...

  • Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson: Air Force Academy built on a foundation of integrity, service

    By Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, Air Force Academy superintendent -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    As we celebrate the Air Force Academy's 60th anniversary, I salute all of the proud servicemen and women who have devoted themselves to producing leaders of character for our Air Force and our nation. As the United States' youngest service academy, our Air Force Academy continues a...

  • Lengyel: Initiatives putting more responsibility on cadets

    by Brig. Gen. Gregory Lengyel Air Force Academy commandant -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    This month, we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Air Force Academy. As we look forward to another 60 years of producing lieutenants for our Air Force and leaders for our nation, we do so founded in our culture of commitment - commitment to the nation, to our Air Force and its...

  • Troops, spouses fill job fair amid looming cutbacks

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    Military spouses who follow troops on the Defense Department's Bedouin path through bases around the globe have traditionally had difficulty securing work. And with military job security plunging along with Pentagon spending, the pressure to get jobs has never been higher. "It was a...

  • Hometown Heroes: Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers jumped in to help fire, flood victims

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    Last summer, after disaster struck twice in the form of fire and floods, newly stationed members of Fort Carson's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade showed how invested they had become in a community they were just learning to call home. Many of the soldiers from the 4th Combat Aviation...

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