More Military Life Articles

  • Volunteer spirit will be on display on Veterans Day

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    Veterans young and old will gather in Colorado Springs on Tuesday to mark Veterans Day. They will lay ceremonial wreaths, sing and pray. And when it's over, Carmen Pesek will go back to her house. For a nap. "When we get done and get home, I can't even unload the car," Pesek...

  • Veterans tell about their time in service: World War II: Shot down over Germany

    By michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    Tech. Sgt. Charles W. "Chuck" Blaney was seven missions from going back to his parents' home in Chicago when the B-24 he was in was hit by German fighters and crashed in a small German village near Hamburg. The tide had turned for the Allies in early 1945, but Blaney would spend his...

  • Veterans Day parade rewind: Watch replay here

    The Gazette
    Updated: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Watch a replay of the Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade.  Almost 100 entries will be marching and rolling and walking down Tejon Street on Saturday to honor veterans from all wars and conflicts in the parade. The parade is a 15-year project of a patriotic local nonprofit...

  • 'Shark Tank' winner gives AFA cadets a lesson in entrepreneurial spirit

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Justin Fenchel and his co-founders at BeatBox Beverage did their homework before going for a swim in the "Shark Tank." They watched every episode of the hit television series, which gives budding entrepreneurs a chance to make a pitch to a panel of celebrity investors - who may, or...

  • Little green army men, a 1980s classic gain toy hall of fame entry

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

      ROCHESTER, N.Y. — It's mission accomplished for little green army men. The molded plastic must-haves for generations of pretend soldiers were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday, along with the 1980s stumper Rubik's Cube, and bubbles. The trio...

  • Former Fort Carson sergeant tapped for Army's top enlisted post

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    A former Fort Carson sergeant has been tapped for the Army's top enlisted post. Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Dailey, who was once the top enlisted soldier at Fort Carson, will take over as sergeant major of the Army early next year, the Army announced Monday. A Pennsylvania native,...

  • WATCH: Taylor Swift 'Shake It Off' gets new spin as Air Force Academy parachute team jumps from planes

    The Gazette
    Updated: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    It's not often, if ever, you can put singer Taylor Swift and the Air Force Academy in the same sentence. But here's some pregame spirit for Saturday's Air Force-Army football game at West Point. The United States Air Force Parachute Team, Wings of Blue, recorded the video, set to...

  • 3 subplots for Saturday's Air Force-Army game

    By Brent Briggeman, The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    Three things to consider when Air Force visits Army at 9:30 a.m. Saturday (CBS) with a chance to clinch the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy: 1 - Too much fire? You see it all the time, a team and coaching staff come out too amped up and it works against them. An over aggressive...

  • AP EXCLUSIVE: Military sex survey draws complaints

    By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete. The survey is conducted every two years. But this year's version, developed by the Rand...

  • Pikes Peak region military leaders: Troops won't bring Ebola back from Africa deployment

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    The military worked Wednesday night to calm fears that Pikes Peak region troops could bring Ebola home from deployments in Africa. Nearly 200 Fort Carson soldiers are scheduled to deploy to Africa in the coming weeks, where they will work in Liberia to build humanitarian assistance...

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