More Military Life Articles

  • Military calendar Sept. 7, 2014

    By carlotta olson -
    Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    MONDAY-SEPT. 14 Military Appreciation Week - 
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, $5.25 per person for all active-duty and retired military and their families; 424-7847. FRIDAY Kayak Pool Session - 5-8:30 p.m., Nelson Indoor Pool, 1774 Nelson...

  • AFA holding funeral for 2001 graduate who died in plane crash

    The Gazette -
    Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The Air Force Academy will hold a funeral service for Maj. Richard Schafer III, a 2001 graduate who died in a plane crash last month, at the Cadet Protestant Chapel on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Schafer, 35, died while flying his private plane on Aug. 31 near Abilene Regional Airport in...

  • Veterans rally once again draws huge crowd to Cripple Creek

    By MICHAEL S. HUMPHREYS Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Colorado's largest motorcycle rally celebrated its 22nd year in the old mining town of Cripple Creek during the Salute to American Veterans Rally and Festival. More than 35,000 bikers cruised into Cripple Creek Aug. 15-17 in the spirit of brotherhood and remembrance and to pay...

  • Mountain Post Historical Association working to create Fort Carson museum

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Fort Carson is the only major military installation in the U.S. with a combat division that doesn't have a dedicated, comprehensive museum to recognize the service and sacrifice of all who served there. More than 70 units, including 12 divisions, have called Fort Carson home since...

  • Wounded Texas veterans find therapy on the water

    The Dallas Morning News -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    DALLAS - People who carry on with missionary zeal about the poetry of sailing are probably not manning a bilge pump or scrubbing a hull, but the poetry is there. It's there when the sailor captures the basic physics of wind, water and sail to create seamless motion. For those who love...

  • Man calls VA fine threat over photo intimidation

    The Billings Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    BILLINGS, Mont. - A Billings, Mont., man who transports disabled veterans said he was threatened with a $50 fine for appearing in a photograph alongside a newspaper article critical of a new Veterans Administration clinic. Ed Saunders was featured in an Aug. 15 Billings Gazette photo...

  • Mexico creates special force for economic crime

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions. Drug gangs have long penetrated some Mexican mining and agricultural sectors, but...

  • Leader touts value, potential of Maryland Army post

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    ABERDEEN, Md. - The new senior commander at Aberdeen Proving Ground said that stronger ties between the Army installation and the surrounding community could help avert large job cuts at the research and weapons-testing post near Baltimore. Maj. Gen. Bruce Crawford said Aug. 22 that...

  • AAFES makes 'business case' for all vets to shop online

    By Tom Philpott Military Update -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Allowing 18.8 million honorably discharged veterans to shop online through military exchange services, which also operate brick-and-mortar department stores and concessions on base, could boost store profits enough to pump $100 million back into base quality-of-life programs. That's...

  • Home Front Cares doesn't have the supply to meet growing demand

    By MICHAEL S. HUMPHREYS Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    It's been a busier year than ever for the staff of Home Front Cares, but even with a year of record revenue, demand is outpacing need for the local veterans nonprofit. "Part of that is due to the drawdown and part of that is still a continuation of the economy," said April Speake,...

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