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  • Vice President Biden set to speak at Air Force Academy graduation

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Vice President Joe Biden will address 1,000 graduating Air Force Academy cadets at a ceremony in Falcon Stadium May 28. The White House confirmed Biden as the graduation speaker Monday. The academy's graduation rites have traditionally included a to-flight speaker and will again...

  • At conference, chaplains learn to care for others, themselves

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Chaplains from Pikes Peak-region military bases and the civilian community gathered at U.S. Northern Command this month to learn how to care for caregivers. In the past, the annual chaplains conference focused on how military preachers can help in disaster response and wartime events....

  • Mentors to girls: 'Cool to be smart'

    by Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    They will do their best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, incredible at math and awesome at chemistry. That's how Air Force Academy cadets might update the Girl Scout Promise after an event this month to turn the Scouts toward the possibilities of science, technology,...

  • Star named to honor fallen troops

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Fort Carson officials have decided to add a more permanent memorial to troops killed in combat. The post now has stone memorials carrying the nearly 400 names of local troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. But those may last only a few thousand years before the granite is weathered...

  • Military couple gets $35K dream wedding

    BOB SHAW, St. Paul Pioneer Press
    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    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...

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