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  • Fort Carson's 3rd Brigade trains to fight in big battles, insurgencies

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    No more Burger King and containerized housing units. No tents, either. One hot meal a day if you can get there. Plenty of firepower, though. It's the austere world of a Fort Carson soldier preparing for a future that could include battle against the Islamic State terror group. It's a...

  • Warrior Games underway in Colorado Springs

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Wounded, injured and ill troops will vie for medals in the Warrior Games, which kick off Sunday with an opening ceremony at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Participants say the weeklong sporting event is about more than bragging rights. Instead, they say, it's a...

  • New Colorado Springs VA clinic celebrates official opening

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    With speeches, a ribbon and oversized scissors Friday, local leaders gave an official welcome to Colorado Springs' new Veterans Affairs clinic on the city's west side. The 76,000-square-foot facility at Centennial Boulevard and Fillmore Street has been open to patients for nearly a...

  • Fort Carson commander Maj. Gen. Paul LaCamera talks Afghanistan, changing face of war

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Uncertainty is the norm for Fort Carson soldiers, their boss, Maj. Gen. Paul LaCamera told The Gazette. The general, fresh home from Afghanistan, said dealing with uncertainty will mean lots of rigorous training to prepare for a world that could be as difficult as anything soldiers...

  • Falcon hockey shares rink with wounded vets

    By Amber Baillie Academy Public Affairs -
    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    For the past several weekends, Air Force Academy hockey players have aimed not just to woo fans or gain a trophy but to have a positive impact on local wounded 
veterans. Through the Cadet Service Leadership Program, part of the Center for Character and Leadership Development's...

  • Local tech company puts cadets to work

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    National defense technologies once part of the Strategic Defense Initiative rooted in Air Force Academy research and development have been adapted for use in the medical industry. The Air Force Academy and its cadets have a role to play. Former Air Force physicist and academy...

  • AFA researchers' new wing a 'paradigm shift'

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Researchers at the Air Force Academy, with the help of cadets, are flipping traditional aeronautics engineers on their heads with a new engine wing designed to reduce fuel consumption while allowing for longer loiter times and increased thrust. "Normally, we associate an aircraft with...

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