More Military Life Articles

  • Hickenlooper signs postcard in support of Fort Carson

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Part of Gov. John Hickenlooper's visit to Colorado Springs on Thursday included his support of Fort Carson, as he signed a "Keep Carson Strong" postcard at an area YMCA. Proposed Depart of Defense cuts could slash two-thirds of the 24,000 personnel at Fort Carson, so the Fort Carson...

  • New Colorado Springs VA clinic gets mostly positive reviews from some first-day patients

    By Jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Eschewing two old, crammed buildings for one new one, the Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday opened its long-awaited Colorado Springs health care clinic - framing it as a way to expand care and ease wait times for the region's fast-growing veteran population. Patients bustled...

  • Army criminal investigators warn of romance scammers pretending to be troops

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    You've met the soldier of your dreams online. It's true love, even if they need a little cash. That's no GI, the Army's Criminal Investigation Command says. It's a scam. The command sent out a nationwide news release in a bid to warn lonely women about phony troops who use tales of...

  • Academy cadets take the Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing program

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    Out of necessity, the Department of Defense and the NCAA have joined forces to launch a $30 million, three-year study to learn about concussions, and the U.S. Air Force Academy is at the confluence of the effort. More than 13 years of service personnel returning from war with...

  • Thousands of veterans gather to honor the fallen at Cripple Creek rally

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Steve Mann stood next to an UH-1 Huey helicopter Saturday in admiration of the military service of the men around him. Mann, a retired Army sergeant who is part of a group of Vietnam veterans that tour the state with the helicopter, had just finished a "45-minute" conversation with...

  • Fort Carson community remembers two soldiers who died in combat in Afghanistan

    By carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Gray clouds billowed over Fort Carson on Friday, but a touch of sunlight made its way through the stained-glass windows of Provider Chapel to cast soft rainbows on the pews as two fallen soldiers were memorialized. Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange and Pfc. Keith M. Williams were...

  • PPCC program helps veterans succeed as students

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Vincent Miller was so "petrified" by mathematics that it got in the way of him finishing his college degree. The retired Army sergeant first class and veteran of four infantry combat tours said he was "about eight credits shy" of completing his associate degree online with American...

  • Colorado Springs salon owner applauds eased military hair regs

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    A move by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this week to ease military hairstyle restrictions earned applause from a Colorado Springs salon owner, who said the change makes combat and fashion sense. Hagel, under pressure from the Congressional Black Caucus, announced Monday that he'll...

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel changes military hair policy after controversy

    News services
    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Dreadlocks, cornrows, twisted braids and other hairstyles popular among African American women will be more accepted across the military after a forcewide review of hairstyle policies prompted several changes, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. The three-month review came after a...

  • Team Rubicon mobilizes to help fellow veterans

    By NICK BEADLESTON Special to the Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    Several dozen members of Team Rubicon were covered in sweat and soot, before most people had contemplated getting out of bed on this Saturday morning. The service-based group of active and former military, first responders and concerned citizens was working to clear burned trees and...

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