• Lt. Gen Michelle Johnson: 840 graduating Air Force second lieutenants serve as inspiration

    Lt. Gen Michelle Johnson
    Updated: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    Air Force Academy graduation - 840 inspirational stories! Last month, our Air Force Academy launched our 57th graduating class, to lead and serve our Air Force and our nation. As each new second lieutenant stepped before me, I could feel a sense of accomplishment radiating as he or...

  • Military briefs

    The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    LaCamera headed to lead unit in Iraq Fort Carson's former boss, Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, has been picked to lead U.S. efforts to bolster Iraq. LaCamera will serve as the chief of the Office of Security Cooperation in Baghdad, a recently reinforced unit that's helping train and...

  • Military Update: Pentagon suggests changes to 'blended retirement' plan

    By Tom Philpott Military Update -
    Published: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    Military leaders and Department of Defense pay experts have presented to Congress a reshaped version of that new "blended retirement" system for future service members, saying this one "best enables us to maintain the readiness of the All-Volunteer Force." Their hope is that Congress...

  • Colorado Springs area military events starting June 14, 2015

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    JULY 17-19 AND 24-26 Rocky Mountain State Games Military Support Program - This program allows service members, their spouses and dependents to participate in the Rocky Mountain State Games at up to a 50 percent discount off the normal registration fees. The discount will apply to...

  • New law removes state income tax for Coloradans in military

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    DENVER - One bill Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law this year is intended to be a homecoming of sorts for Colorado's active-duty military. Active-duty military members are provided with a list of the 30 states that either don't have income tax or exempt military members from...

  • Military Update: Proposal to change housing allowance for dual-service couples criticized

    By tom philpott Military Update -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    The Obama administration applauds several steps the Senate Armed Services Committee has taken to dampen military compensation growth next year, including support for a third straight pay raise cap, a jump in co-pays on drug prescriptions filled off base and a deep cut in taxpayer...

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