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  • Army: New limits for tattooed troops

    By Tom Roeder, The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    The Army issued its new appearance regulations for soldiers Monday, including a new rule that limits soldiers to four visible tattoos below the elbow or knee. The long-anticipated updates to Army Regulation 670-1 stopped short of a visible tattoo ban, but forbid facial art and other...

  • Kansas military families also affected by PTSD

    The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal/Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Two Hutchinson sisters want people to know that post-traumatic stress disorder can also affect the children in military families. Kristin Stowers, 12, and her sister, Kaili Stowers, 14, who attend Prairie Hills Middle School in Hutchinson, have learned...

  • Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson: Air Force Academy built on a foundation of integrity, service

    By Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, Air Force Academy superintendent -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    As we celebrate the Air Force Academy's 60th anniversary, I salute all of the proud servicemen and women who have devoted themselves to producing leaders of character for our Air Force and our nation. As the United States' youngest service academy, our Air Force Academy continues a...

  • Lengyel: Initiatives putting more responsibility on cadets

    by Brig. Gen. Gregory Lengyel Air Force Academy commandant -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    This month, we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Air Force Academy. As we look forward to another 60 years of producing lieutenants for our Air Force and leaders for our nation, we do so founded in our culture of commitment - commitment to the nation, to our Air Force and its...

  • Troops, spouses fill job fair amid looming cutbacks

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    Military spouses who follow troops on the Defense Department's Bedouin path through bases around the globe have traditionally had difficulty securing work. And with military job security plunging along with Pentagon spending, the pressure to get jobs has never been higher. "It was a...

  • Hometown Heroes: Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers jumped in to help fire, flood victims

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    Last summer, after disaster struck twice in the form of fire and floods, newly stationed members of Fort Carson's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade showed how invested they had become in a community they were just learning to call home. Many of the soldiers from the 4th Combat Aviation...

  • Cadet informant at AFA 'failed' his mission, Air Force report says

    by Dave PHILIPPS dave.philipps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    An Air Force Inspector General report released Thursday defends the use of secret cadet informants at the Air Force Academy and sharply criticizes an expelled cadet named Eric Thomas who broke academy rules while working as one of those informants, saying Thomas "failed" his mission....

  • Hometown Heroes: Dog credited with saving the life of ex-soldier who adopted it

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    Nearly a decade of military service, including back-to-back deployments spanning 32 months, had left Fort Carson Sgt. Justin Bryant mentally fatigued, physically broken and at times, without a will to live. That all changed when he adopted 2-year-old Duke from the Paws for Life...

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