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  • Economic fallout from Fort Carson troop cuts could be 'devastating' - if the worst plays out

    by rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Fewer home sales and home construction. Lower housing prices. Declining apartment rents. More than 21,000 jobs lost. A nearly $1 billion reduction in wages, which would have a ripple effect of lost sales at stores, restaurants and other businesses. And a decline in tax revenue. The...

  • Cadets get fleeting chance to smoke Air Force Academy brass

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    A galaxy of stars was left smoking after the gentle ministrations of the trainers at the Air Force Academy Wednesday. "Why are you smiling Basic?" cadet Nichole Freeman screamed at Maj. Gen. Gregory Lengyel. "This is not summer camp, you are in the military," she shouted at Brig....

  • Guard exercise displays air, armor and infantry at Fort Carson

    By Nick Beadleston, nick.beadleston@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    The terrain looked similar to parts of Afghanistan. But off to the side of the field seated in bleachers were several hundred spectators from around Colorado. They had come for a rare glimpse of military might in action. The June 7 exercise at Fort Carson showcased air, armor and...

  • Cavalry rides again during Colorado Springs reunion

    BY NICK BEADLESTON nick.beadleston@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    Several hundred members of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment met in Colorado Springs to recognize those who have left their mark on the unit. The Blackhorse Association's June 12-15 annual reunion gave members the chance to tour Fort Carson and the Cheyenne Mountain Complex. Col....

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