• Military Update: Military coalition divides over compensation reforms

    By Tom Philpott -
    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    The Military Coalition can make Congress tremble from time to time by presenting a united front of millions of members from more than 30 military associations and veterans' service organizations in support of, or opposition to, legislation. That lesson was learned by budget committee...

  • Military Awards: Honors for military personnel in the Pikes Peak region

    The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Sergeants Buchanan The 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base celebrated the retirement of two top sergeants who share a last name. Chief Master Sgt. Debbie Buchanan, the wing's 34th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron superintendent and Senior Master Sgt. Rick Buchanan the wing's...

  • Military Briefs: New GPS satellite added to constellation; help for cadets just a click away

    The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Air Force launches latest GPS rocket The Air Force's ninth next-generation Global Positioning System satellite rocketed to orbit from Florida last week, Air Force Space Command said in a news release. The March 25 launch from Cape Canaveral was without incident and continues Space...

  • Colorado Springs area military events starting March 29, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    WEDNESDAY Scholarship Program - For high school seniors, hosted by National Defense Industrial Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter. Program is intended for those seniors interested in the Department of Defense, after graduation, in a field related to Science, Technology, Engineering...

  • Air Force Academy chief aims to strengthen ties between school, community

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    The Air Force Academy's top general told a crowd of community leaders last week that she wants to strengthen ties between the school and the Pikes Peak region. Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson gathered local leaders of a two-hour session on the state of the Air Force Academy and used the...

  • Air support squadron plans 24-hour run at Peterson Air Force Base to honor fallen comrades

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    Airmen with Fort Carson's 13th Air Support Operations Squadron plan to honor the sacrifices of their fallen comrades with a little jogging. A full 24-hour's worth. The Air Force squadron deploys airmen trained as tactical air controllers alongside Army units to help identify...

  • Military briefing: Training in new fighter begins; Carson soldiers in Europe

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    General flies new F-35 fighter jet A one-star general this month became the first student pilot to take flight in the Air Force's new fighter, the F-35 Lightning II. Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, the commander of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, flew the wing's...

  • Group hopes to find family of veteran to bestow Purple Heart

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    DENVER — When his dog unearthed the medal in his Denver backyard 10 years ago, Steve Jankousky recognized it immediately. "My dad was in World War II and he had a Purple Heart, so I was pretty familiar with what they looked like," Jankousky said Friday. "I thought someone's family...

  • Friday Military Salute: Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Big Results

    BY ERIC SINGER eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado-Pikes Peak has a healthy base of military mentors in Colorado Springs to help children learn from a positive role model and stay out of trouble. Takia Christensen, 23, is stationed at Peterson Air Force Base and is the big sister to for 17-year-old...

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