• Have your ID handy: Security increased at U.S. military bases, but not over tangible threat

    By tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 8, 2015

    Military bases across the nation - including the five in the Pikes Peak region - increased security Friday on the orders of U.S. Northern Command in a bid to throw a curveball to terrorists. The move isn't tied to a threat, officials said. Instead, Northern Command boss Adm. Bill...

  • Air Force Academy cadet released from Virginia hospital after heart attack

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 6, 2015

    An Air Force Academy cadet who suffered a heart attack during spring break has been released from a Virginia hospital, her family said on Twitter. Hailey Lane, whose struggle to recover from the March 23 incident grew into a Twitter movement under the hashtag #HaileyStrong, was headed...

  • Fort Carson access rules change Friday

    By STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    New access requirements at Fort Carson will go into effect Friday. Visitors without a federal or Department of Defense identification card will need to report to the post's Visitor Control Center at Building 6012 at Gate 1, and show a valid state or federally licensed identification...

  • Eight local service members gain citizenship on fast-track program

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    America gained eight citizens during a Fort Carson ceremony last week thanks to a program that fast-tracks immigration paperwork for troops. The program, in place since the Sept. 11 attacks and run through a partnership between the military and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...

  • Military Update: Congress moves to change military retirement system

    By Tom Pphilpott Military Update -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Congress on Thursday took a first, perhaps historic step toward phasing out the 20-year-or-bust retirement system the U.S. military has used to shape and retain its career forces since the end of World War II. The replacement plan, as endorsed by the House armed services' personnel...

  • Military vets plan to summit peak in Memorial Day tribute

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Four military veterans are aiming to summit North America's tallest mountain on Memorial Day, armed with the names of hundreds of Americans who have died while serving their country. The Mission Memorial Day team is collecting the names of fallen veterans to...

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