More Military Life Articles

  • Military couple gets $35K dream wedding

    BOB SHAW, St. Paul Pioneer Press
    Yesterday

    COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. (AP) — The bride wore white, with a veil and a flowing gown. She also wore a nervous grin, the expression of someone who can't believe what is happening. That's because the bride, Paige Collins, had just been given a $35,000 wedding. In an historical farm...

  • Congressional candidates slam Lamborn letter about AFA religious freedoms

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Fifth Congressional District candidate Bentley Rayburn on Wednesday chided his primary election opponent, Rep. Doug Lamborn, saying the congressman is not doing enough to guarantee religious freedoms at the Air Force Academy. Lamborn announced Tuesday that he had written a letter to...

  • Colorado World War II veteran to receive POW Medal

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    LAKEWOOD — An Arvada man held captive by the Nazis during World War II is being awarded a Prisoner of War Medal. Ninety-one-year-old Frank Dechant will receive the medal from congressman Ed Perlmutter during a ceremony in Lakewood Monday. Perlmutter's office says Dechant and his...

  • The Gazette and reporter Dave Philipps win Pulitzer Prize

    By Rich Laden, The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    The Gazette’s Dave Philipps has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in the category of national reporting for “Other than Honorable,” a three-day series that examined how soldiers injured during war were being discharged with no benefits. The award was announced Monday by Pulitzer...

  • Side Streets Extra: Gazette's Pulitzer Prize award result of dogged quest to right a wrong

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Something very special happened Monday in Colorado Springs. Absolutely amazing, frankly. A Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, the most prestigious honor in all of journalism, was bestowed on The Gazette and Dave Philipps. It was recognition of his three-day series "Other than...

  • Veteran with no left leg to run in Boston Marathon

    LARRY LARUE, The News Tribune
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The first six times Edward Lychik told his physical therapist he wanted to run again, she was noncommittal, and with good reason. The combat veteran's left leg had been amputated at the hip socket, and doctors had told him if he walked again, it would be on...

  • Mrs. Obama, 'first dogs' visits military families

    STACY A. ANDERSON, Associated Press
    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Michelle Obama said Monday she is shining a light on military families who are her heroes and a medical facility that treats them as she gives thanks during an early Easter celebration. The first lady visited the Fisher House at Walter Reed National Military...

  • Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood

    JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas — President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago, mourning at Fort Hood with families and uniformed comrades of those killed during last week's shooting spree. "We somehow...

  • A baby shower from the heart: Expectant military moms pampered

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    With two young boys at home, a set of twins due at the end of May and an active-duty husband on his fourth tour to Afghanistan, 24-year-old Ashley Kopec has her hands full. Spending a few hours Sunday opening presents, making new friends and feeling appreciated at a baby shower with...

  • New deputy commander at Fort Carson has familiar face

    By Tom Roeder, The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Brig. Gen Randy George has been announced as a new deputy commanding general of Fort Carson’s 4th Infantry Division. He’ll likely start the job after the division’s headquarters returned home from Afghanistan this spring. Locals may remember George as the commander of Fort...

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