• FMS: Air Force Academy prep schoolers help with elementary science fair

    BY Eric singer eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    Air Force Academy Prep School cadet candidates are inspiring and helping Pioneer Elementary School fifth graders achieve their dreams. Twenty of the officer hopefuls were at Pioneer on Friday to judge the school's seventh annual science fair. The cadet candidates' community volunteer...

  • Wife of former Fort Carson officer steps her way to Army volunteer award

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Jennifer Antonia didn't know she was walking her way toward a top Army honor while her husband was in Iraq. The wife of retired Col. Bruce Antonia, former Fort Carson chief of staff, she earned the Army's Mary E. Walker Award for volunteer service. She earned it in steps. "I was...

  • Briefly: Women and the military talk at Colorado College; Carson entry changes begin

    The Gazette
    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Authors will talk at CC about women, military Women and the military will be the topic of a Wednesday talk at Colorado College featuring authors Helen Thorpe and Angela Ricketts. Thorpe is the bestselling author of "Soldier Girls" and "Just Like Us." Ricketts wrote "No Man's War:...

  • Additional choices could help costs fall

    By tom philpott Military Update -
    Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission is urging President Barack Obama to endorse and Congress to enact sweeping changes to military health insurance and retirement options to "empower" service members to make choices that would drive down compensation...

  • Correction: Obit--Edward Saylor story

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — In a story Jan. 29 about the death of Edward Saylor, a Doolittle Raider who flew a risky raid during World War II, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date of the mission. It was April 18, 1942, not April 28, 1942. A corrected version of the story is below: 1...

  • Former soldier charged with stealing $250,000 in benefits

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — A former Idaho National Guard soldier who is also an official in the Washington city of Snoqualmie has been indicted on charges that he lied his way to a Purple Heart and more than $250,000 in government benefits. Investigators wrote that in claims for benefits, Darryl...

  • Obama to call for end of sequestration cuts

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs, the White House said Thursday, negating the effects of across-the-board cuts agreed to by both Democrats and Republicans and signed by Obama into law. Obama's budget...

  • Former Fort Carson soldier a humble Medal of Honor recipient

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Clint Romesha's Medal of Honor jingles with the keys and change in the front pocket of his blue jeans. The ribbon that President Barack Obama hung around his neck two years ago is now wrinkled but still sky blue. The gilded medal, the nation's highest honor for battlefield valor, is...

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