More Military Life Articles

  • Chaplain finds canine partner helps erode barriers

    DAVID BURGE, El Paso Times
    Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) — She is known simply as the "chaplain with the dog" to the many soldiers she has served with at Fort Bliss and Afghanistan and even to the people she meets in the El Paso community. Chaplain Maj. Karen Hallett has a sidekick she is seen almost everywhere...

  • Soldiers, families reunited after yearlong deployment

    by Nick Beadleston nick.beadleston@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    Emotions flowed and the right words were sometimes scarce on Tuesday as 185 soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division's headquarters battalion were reunited with friends and family after a yearlong deployment to southern Afghanistan. "I'm just, I don't know, speechless," said Donna...

  • 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...

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