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  • Navy preparing to welcome USS Colorado sub into fleet

    By tom roeder -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Boosters think of it as a 377-foot underwater ambassador that will take a piece of the Rockies around the world and to the briny deep. That's why, they say, the USS Colorado needs to welcomed into the fleet in style. "We're learning how a commissioning goes," said Dick Cooper, a...

  • Air Force Academy program helps wounded warriors find peace

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Situated on a thousand acres of mountain forest deep inside the Air Force Academy is a special institution with therapists dedicated to helping hundreds of wounded troops struggling with post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injuries. Each comes with four steel shoes and...

  • Pregame flyovers to return to Air Force football games

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    Jets will once again buzz over Falcon Stadium before Air Force football games. A full reinstatement of pregame flyovers has not been granted, but the academy learned Monday that the former staple will be part of the festivities at least for this week's game against Navy and an Oct....

  • Family, friends witness healing from Warrior Games firsthand

    By Joe Paisley -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Jeannie Dadgostar has her son, Nicholas, back. And she credits this week's Warrior Games and the Air Force veteran's efforts preparing for the six-day event for his return. "There is a light in him now that wasn't there while he was undergoing his 32 operations," she said before...

  • About a 1,000 show up in Colorado Springs for veterans marijuana giveaway

    By stephen hobbs -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    A free cannabis giveaway at a Colorado Springs hotel Saturday attracted about a thousand people looking for an alternative medication for their physical and mental pain. Roger Martin, the executive director and co-founder of Operation Grow4Vets, which put on the event, said the...

  • Fort Carson offers program to help military spouses

    By Michael S. Humphreys, Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    It is a scenario often repeated among today's military service members: A young soldier embarks on a new career that takes him away to foreign lands and forces him to leave a young bride alone in a strange new place with no friends or family and no idea where to turn. That's exactly...

  • Museum keeps memories alive of K.I. Sawyer

    The Marquette Mining Journal -
    Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    MARQUETTE, Mich. - The Cold War is over, but the memories linger - and they're memories that should be kept alive. That's one reason for the creation of the K.I. Sawyer Heritage Air Museum in the former Silver Wings Recreation Center at the former Air Force base. The facility,...

  • Pensacola celebrates 100 years of Naval aviation

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR STATION, Fla. - The Florida Panhandle city long known as "The Cradle of Naval Aviation" is celebrating 
100 years of training the Navy's top pilots. Pensacola Naval Air Station hosted a black-tie gala 
Sept. 20 to mark the base's 100th anniversary and the 50th...

  • Military Awards

    Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Air Force Academy cadets Two Air Force Academy cadets were recognized for helping an injured hiker on the Manitou Incline last month. Sophomores Brianna Ramey and Patrick Casa encountered an injured, bleeding hiker on the Incline on Aug. 16 and administered first aid while getting...

  • 80,000 vets with PTSD could gain discharge upgrades

    BY TOM PHILPOTT Military Update -
    Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    As many as 80,000 veterans who suffered from post-traumatic stress and received other than honorable discharges can use evidence of their PTSD to petition service boards to upgrade the bad paper discharge. At stake for individuals is removal of lifelong stigmas that have scarred...