• Former Fort Carson soldier a humble Medal of Honor recipient

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 51 min ago

    Clint Romesha's Medal of Honor jingles with the keys and change in the front pocket of his blue jeans. The ribbon that President Barack Obama hung around his neck two years ago is now wrinkled, but still sky blue. The gilded medal, the nation's highest honor for battlefield valor, is...

  • Jesse Ventura won't see 'American Sniper'; says Chris Kyle is no hero

    By Steve Karnowski, Associated Press
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS — "American Sniper" is tops at the box office but don't expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it. Ventura, a former Navy SEAL, won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the...

  • Air Force cadets gobble up vegetables as academy moves to healthier meals

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    The restaurant describes its main course portions in ounces. All 40,000 of them. That's a ton and a quarter of a light lunch, not counting the side dishes and salad. Welcome to Mitchell Hall, the Air Force Academy's legendary dining hall that 60 years into the school's history...

  • Military awards: Individuals, units earn recognition at Colorado bases

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    Schriever airmen 
and civilians Schriever Air Force Base airmen and civilian workers were recognized this month with quarterly awards to note excellence. The top award for junior enlisted airmen went to Senior Airman Matthew Johns. Tech. Sgt. Austin Harris earned top honors among...

  • Air Force Academy glider squad keeps its place as national champs

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    While the Air Force Academy needs a new trophy case to accommodate the team's accomplishments, the coach says the cadets involved are nothing special. "No, sir," Lt. Col. John Neptune said when asked if anything about his national championship glider squad stood out. "It's pretty...

  • Military Update: Report says crews of former 'spray birds' exposed to Agent Orange residue

    By TOM PHILPOTT Military Update -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    Retired Air Force Reserve Maj. Wes Carter almost didn't travel to Washington, D.C., last week where, to his surprise, he heard an independent panel of scientists verify what he had dogged the Air Force and Department of Veterans Affairs about for nearly four years. The Institute of...

  • 'American Sniper' widow speechless after rifle raffle

    By Jareen Imam, CNN
    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    For another weekend, moviegoers will be glued to their seats, watching the grit and turmoil of Chris Kyle, the real-life character portrayed in "American Sniper." But for Kyle's widow, Taya, the blockbuster hit is all too real. Fortunately, she's not alone. Friday, Taya was left...

  • Friday Military Salute: Fort Carson soldier makes special gate 'delivery'

    By Eric Singer, eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    A military police officer at Fort Carson had the most unusual special delivery of her life. Pfc. Laryn Rodgers, 19, was just getting off shift from her duties at Gate 20 on Jan. 14 when Sgt. Dominik Marciano, 22, and his 21-year-old wife Lindsay drove up. "Hey my wife is having a...

  • Fort Carson welcomes soldiers home from Africa

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Fort Carson welcomed home Thursday 100 soldiers who were dispatched to Africa on a humanitarian mission deployment and Ebola quarantine. After a quick training session, soldiers from the 615th Engineer Company went to Liberia in November to help that country fight an outbreak of the...

  • Third time a charm? Fort Carson makes another move in attempt to help commuters

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    What started as a way to keep soldiers healthy and off icy roads has turned into a headache for drivers and Fort Carson officials. Fort Carson said Wednesday that soldiers will report at 
9 a.m. beginning Thursday, as increased traffic near the post during the morning commute has...

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