More Military Life Articles

  • Project makes mail call brighter at basic training

    by Michael S. HUmphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    One of the last bastions of the printed word is military basic training, including the grueling version held at the Air Force Academy through Aug. 2. Like their grandparents, freshmen cadets don't have smartphones, email or other electronic luxuries. But they do have mail call....

  • Lengyel credits cadet leadership with improving Air Force Academy

    by TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    Stern and serious, Maj. Gen. Gregory Lengyel spent two years hammering cadets into officers at the Air Force Academy. He gained a reputation as a no-nonsense leader with little tolerance for those who lacked commitment, curiosity and courage. Behind all that was something else....

  • Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo organizers hope new format benefits fans, military charities

    by Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo lowered its expenses in a move that could benefit the fans and military charities it supports. The annual rodeo's leadership decided in October to no longer be sanctioned by the Colorado Springs-based Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. The new...

  • Air Force Academy ceremony honors departing commandant, welcomes new leader

    By Nick Beadleston, nick.beadleston@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    On a green field under gray skies, several hundred cadets, friends, family and fellow airmen bid farewell to one Air Force Academy commandant and welcomed a new one as Brig. Gen. Stephen Williams replaced Maj. Gen. Gregory Lengyel to became the 27th Commandant of Cadets Tuesday. "The...

  • Colorado Springs woman remembers service during Battle of Britain

    by Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    On Sept. 12, 1940, the peak of Germany's campaign to gain air superiority over the United Kingdom ahead of a planned invasion across the Channel, an English country girl about 21 waited on a bus near the small Victorian spa town of Harrogate. As she waited with her younger sister, a...

  • Handlers find loyal kennel companions at Peterson Air Force Base

    by Nick Beadleston nick.beadleston@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    ogs have accompanied man on the hunt since time immemorial. Though the bow and spear has given way to the rifle, and hunting is no longer necessary, dogs continue to prove their dedication on the nation's battlefields. Enter one of the largest military kennels in the country, that of...

  • Cadets help families while learning construction skills

    by michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    While the start of fall semester is six weeks away, some Air Force Academy cadets are attending classes all summer. Among those are the 63 engineering cadets at the Field Engineering Readiness Lab at the school's Jack's Valley training area. Between their sophomore and junior...

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