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  • Fort Carson exercise a step in opening combat roles to women

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    As part of an effort to integrate women into traditional combat roles, Fort Carson is studying the physical requirements of artillery, armor, cavalry and infantry jobs. Men and women are hefting tank and artillery shells, working against the clock to load big guns and heading out on...

  • Major step for gay vets in Boston St. Patrick's parade

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    BOSTON — For the first time in its history, the sponsors of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade will allow a group representing the gay community to participate, drawing cheers from Mayor Martin Walsh, who boycotted the event last year over the exclusion. The South Boston Allied War...

  • Administration seeking deal on Aurora VA hospital

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    AURORA — Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson is coming to Denver to seek an agreement on a stalled contract to build a new VA hospital in Aurora. Contractor Kiewit-Turner has indicated it is open to some sort of deal after a federal board ruled the VA had breached its...

  • Fort Carson joins study of Army job standards

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    Fort Carson is participating in a study to help set physical performance standards for Army occupational specialties, starting with jobs that are currently closed to women. Soldiers are scheduled to perform activities Tuesday that simulate specific tasks while researchers gather data...

  • Fort Carson combat hospital getting new commander

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    Fort Carson's 10th Combat Support Hospital is getting a new commander. Col. Kimberlee A. Aiello (eye-ELL'-oh) will take charge of the unit in a change-of-command ceremony on Tuesday. Aiello's last assignment was serving as a medical plans and operations officer for the North...

  • AFA cadets build gliders, test them for final class project

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    Nearly 400 cadets got to take flight at the Air Force Academy this month thanks to tiny wooden gliders. They lobbed the things inside an indoor football practice stadium and the best made it 100 feet or more, prompting hoots of celebration. What looked like fun is actually serious...

  • Army sergeants major show a softer side

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    They may have finally gone soft. Army sergeants major are supposed to shave with blowtorches and gain nourishment from chewed railroad spikes and the fear of privates. These guys are giving away turkey dinners and helping schoolkids. "We just issued 225 food baskets and another 75...

  • 'We love you guys:' Fort Carson soldiers come to the Christmas rescue

    By tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    Santa Claus wore combat boots on a march through Colorado Springs early Friday. Or so it would seem. He certainly was somewhere camouflaged in the huge formation of Fort Carson soldiers who packed Christmas cheer to the Marian House Soup Kitchen in the 28-degree pre-dawn chill....

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Home Front Cares helps abandoned military wife

    By Ellie Cole Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    This is one of a series of stories about the nonprofit agencies that receive money from The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign that runs through the holidays. Last year, Alexis' husband of three years left her without saying anything. He had been kicked out of...

  • Body of Air Force pilot returning to Colorado, flags lowered in honor

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

      GRAND JUNCTION — The body of an Air Force pilot who was killed while on a deployment to fight Islamic State extremists is being returned to Colorado. Capt. William DuBois' casket is set to arrive in Grand Junction, Colorado around midday Thursday. The Glenwood Springs Post...

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