• Alamosa sailor dies while on liberty in Bahrain

    TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    A Colorado sailor died at a hotel in Bahrain, the Pentagon said in a news release Monday. Petty Officer 3rd Class Devon J. Doyle, 21, of Alamosa, died Saturday in Manama, Bahrain, while on liberty the Pentagon said. The Navy said Doyle, a sailor aboard the destroyer USS Farragut,...

  • General looks back fondly on his time at Fort Carson

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Paul LaCamera can't process how much he learned at the helm of the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson. "I haven't had enough time to let that sink in," he said Thursday, an hour before handing command to Maj. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves. "It will be a lot." LaCamera led the...

  • NORAD celebrates 57th birthday with eye on an old rival

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    At 57, the North American Aerospace Defense Command is facing old Cold War problems and a new pantheon of rising terrorist threats. The binational command celebrated its birthday last week with cake, punch and a pep talk from its commander, Adm. Bill Gortney. The command, which...

  • Military briefs

    The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    Fort Carson WWI soldier to get medal Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division will be able to claim another Medal of Honor recipient on June 2 when President Barack Obama posthumously awards the medal to a World War I soldier. In August 1918, the division's Sgt. William Shemin repeatedly...

  • Military Update: Reserve, Guard retirement choices in sharper focus

    By tom philpott Military Update -
    Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    Many Army Reserve and National Guard members, particularly those who are younger and have fewer years of service, will likely face a difficult choice of retirement plans next year. It will be a decision as complex as the one being prepared by Congress for their active-duty...

  • Friday Military Salute: Making a difference and saving millions at Fort Carson

    BY ERIC SINGER eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    There's a moment in time when maturity meets with reality to find it within yourself to make it a priority to help others. That positive mix is the passion that fuels more than 4,000 registered volunteers at Fort Carson and is the focus of our Friday Military Salute. The post held...

  • Top Pikes Peak region troops celebrated at The Broadmoor

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    The top troops in the Pikes Peak region were lauded Wednesday during a luncheon at The Broadmoor. The Armed Forces Week event sponsored by the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance drew more than 1,000 people to honor the 40,000 troops in the Pikes Peak region. "My greatest...

  • Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson: Air Force Academy tries new ways to beat developmental plateaus

    By Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson U.S. Air Force Academy -
    Updated: Sun, May 10, 2015

    Many readers have heard about disruptive innovation - a change that creates an entirely new way of doing business. Exponential energy, driverless vehicles and wearable technology are all examples. Indeed, it seems I cannot meet five people without most of them wearing some form of...

  • Enlisted troops nominated for honors from Colorado Springs business group

    By tom roeder - the gazette
    Updated: Sun, May 10, 2015

    The top troops in the Pikes Peak region will be lauded at a Wednesday luncheon sponsored by the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance in honor of Armed Forces Week. - The luncheon will feature a speech from Gen. John Hyten, the boss of Air Force Space Command, but all eyes will...

  • Military briefs: Fort Carson to get new commander, NORAD celebrates birthday

    The Gazette
    Updated: Sun, May 10, 2015

    Fort Carson to get new commander Fort Carson soldiers will get a new boss on Thursday when Maj. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves takes over from Maj. Gen. Paul LaCamera. Gonsalves will be a familiar face to many in the community. He served as the post's deputy commander from 2011 to 2013. A...

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