More Military Life Articles

  • Air Force Academy cadets launch balloons to study near space

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    This time of year, mysterious objects can sometimes be seen rapidly ascending over the Air Force Academy before disappearing into the upper atmosphere. It's not a UFO or a secret government experiment; it's cadets launching hydrogen-filled weather balloons to study near space, the...

  • Army's Iron Horse division back in the stable

    By Nick Beadleston nick.beadleston@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    The Army's Iron Horse has officially returned home. Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division signified its homecoming this month from a 12-month tour in Afghanistan with an uncasing ceremony, during which Maj. Gen. Paul LaCamera and Command Sgt. Maj. David Clark, the division command...

  • Oldest female veteran loved serving her country

    The San Antonio Express-News -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SAN ANTONIO - When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Lucy Coffey had left the farm in Martinsville, Ind., spent time in Chicago and finally settled in Dallas, where she worked at an A&P supermarket. After quitting the A&P in 1943, she joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps,...

  • Decision coming on bomber training area expansion

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    BILLINGS, Mont. - Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia. Known as the Powder River Training Complex, the area...

  • Academy operates STEM teacher boot camp

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    As an institution of higher learning - one that specializes in science and engineering - the Air Force Academy embraces its responsibility to prepare young minds for a future in science, technology, engineering and math by opening its classrooms once a year to train teachers. The...

  • Rough and Tough Scramble part of this month's Schriever Week

    By nick Beadleston nick.beadleston@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Members of the military are accustomed to runs in the morning and navigating unique obstacles during the day. Several dozen airmen and a handful of troops from other branches had to conquer both challenges simultaneously during the Schriever Rough and Tough Scramble this month. The...

  • Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

    Yesterday

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder. How those veteran voters respond...

  • Veteran cited for ducks hopes for law change

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    COSHOCTON, Ohio — An Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder is now hoping for a change in the Ohio village law that prohibits him from keeping the animals in his backyard. Darin Welker, who served in the Army National Guard, was cited...

  • Colorado Springs to hold 61st Korean War Armistice celebration

    By NICK BEADLESTON nick.beadleston@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    A ceremony commemorating the 61st anniversary of the Korean War Armistice is Saturday at 10:30 a.m.at Memorial Park, located south of East Pikes Peak Avenue. The event, hosted by a local chapter of the Korean War Veteran's Association, will feature The Korean Consul General to the U.S....

  • Basic cadets begin long stay at Jack’s Valley

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    More than 1,200 basic cadets from the Air Force Academy, led by their cadet cadre, started 11 days of training at Jack's Valley on Monday. The basic cadets will be doing various drills and team-building exercises during one of the most physically demanding parts of their summer...

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