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  • Colorado Springs charity supports children who have lost parents to war

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A Colorado Springs charity that supports the children of fallen troops is hoping for a big turnout at its Saturday fundraiser run at Fox Run Regional Park. Angels of America's Fallen tries to help kids who have lost a parent at war rebuild their lives through sports and activities....

  • Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers in combat. President Barack Obama praised the...

  • New Fort Carson bomb boss: Gender doesn't matter

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Col. Heidi Hoyle is the first woman to command Fort Carson's 71st Ordnance Group, but she says gender is the least important thing when it comes to explosive ordnance disposal. Even as the war winds down in Afghanistan, the 1,300-soldier 71st - one of two Army bomb-disposal groups -...

  • Two strokes haven't kept AFA coach from competing

    By MICHAEL S. HUMPHREYS Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    At 42, Lt. Col. Dan Oosterhous, an Air Force pilot, tennis coach and athlete, felt alive and healthy until a stroke threatened to end his career and forever alter his life. Recently medically retired, Oosterhous continues as the Air Force Academy's men's head tennis coach and as an...

  • STEM Rocks gives children an up-close and fun look at science, math and engineering

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Dinosaur fossils, rockets, catapults, electricity and much more were gathered at the Air and Space Museum on Peterson Air Force Base for the third STEM Rocks forum by the Challenger Learning Center on Aug. 23. "STEM Rocks is an event for military families and kids to get kids excited...

  • Army major gets medal for saving man from train

    The Associated Press -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    ORINDA, Calif. - A U.S. Army officer who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq was celebrated as a hero for his actions off the battlefield. Maj. Adam Czekanski received a medal from the Army on Sept. 4 for his efforts to rescue a man who fell onto Bay Area Rapid Transit train tracks in...

  • Taxpayers cover Coast Guard private-party patrols

    By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - At private parties on the waters of Long Island Sound, lined by some of the country's most exclusive real estate, hosts setting off elaborate fireworks displays enjoy a little-known benefit. Security is provided, at no expense, by the Coast Guard. For some regattas,...

  • Understanding new 'in-state' tuition ceiling on GI bill

    By Tom Philpott Military Update -
    Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Perhaps the first thing veterans using GI Bill education benefits should understand about new "in-state tuition" protection that Congress approved last month is that it won't take effect for another year. The delay until the fall 2015 semester will give state-run colleges and...

  • Military Awards

    Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Master Sgt. Faline M. Kubes Air Force Master Sgt. Faline M. Kubes has retired from the Air Force after serving honorably for 24 years. Kubes was last serving as the NCO in charge of general surgery and gastroenterology clinics with the Air Force Academy. Kubes is the wife of Chris...

  • Military Briefs

    Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Cyberwarfare may 
become own branch Computer warfare could be become a separate branch of the Army, splitting from the Signal Corps, the Army said on its website. Building a cyber branch comes as the Army stands up its first computer warfare brigade in Georgia that is focused on...

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