• Fort Carson access rules change Friday

    By STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    New access requirements at Fort Carson will go into effect Friday. Visitors without a federal or Department of Defense identification card will need to report to the post's Visitor Control Center at Building 6012 at Gate 1, and show a valid state or federally licensed identification...

  • Eight local service members gain citizenship on fast-track program

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    America gained eight citizens during a Fort Carson ceremony last week thanks to a program that fast-tracks immigration paperwork for troops. The program, in place since the Sept. 11 attacks and run through a partnership between the military and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...

  • Military Update: Congress moves to change military retirement system

    By Tom Pphilpott Military Update -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Congress on Thursday took a first, perhaps historic step toward phasing out the 20-year-or-bust retirement system the U.S. military has used to shape and retain its career forces since the end of World War II. The replacement plan, as endorsed by the House armed services' personnel...

  • Military vets plan to summit peak in Memorial Day tribute

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Four military veterans are aiming to summit North America's tallest mountain on Memorial Day, armed with the names of hundreds of Americans who have died while serving their country. The Mission Memorial Day team is collecting the names of fallen veterans to...

  • Colorado Springs teen accompanies U.S., Japanese vets to Iwo Jima for annual battle reunion

    By Ellie Cole Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    When Zoe Jackson, 18, visited the island of Iwo Jima, she described it as a deadly sort of peaceful. Fitting, perhaps, for an island open just one day of the year and only to veterans of its battle. "It was really eerie," Jackson said. The Colorado Springs teen was among 11 Young...

  • Friday Military Salute: Something special cooking at Peterson Air Force Base

    eric singer eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Something special is cooking in the kitchen of the Peterson Air Force Base Chapel. Retired Air Force Chaplain David Voelker pours his heart out into his free monthly pasta dinner for anyone or any family at the base who just needs a smile, fellowship and a hot meal, "I love doing it."...

  • Funeral scheduled Tuesday for AFA graduate shot down during Vietnam War

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    The remains of a 1967 Air Force Academy graduate who disappeared during the Vietnam War will be buried at the school's cemetery Tuesday. Capt. Richard D. Chorlins, whose A-1 Skyraider was shot down Jan. 11, 1970, near the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos, was brought back to the academy...

  • Video: Blue Angels' first female pilot takes flight

    CBS News
    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    When military aviation buffs pack into the Marine Corps Beaufort Air Show in South Carolina, they'll be wowed by the Navy's Blue Angels. But a new kind of history will also take flight in the team: a woman in the cockpit. U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Katie Higgins is the first female...

  • Innovation makes Colorado attractive to aerospace industry, state official says

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Colorado's burgeoning aerospace economy will continue to boom, the state's top cheerleader for the industry predicts. Jay Lindell, a retired Air Force general who works for the state's Office of Economic Development and International Trade, said even as government budgets are...

  • Boeing celebrates 100 years with plenty of new ideas

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    The words elderly and aerospace seldom go together. But that's just what aerospace giant Boeing is preparing to celebrate. Started in a Seattle boathouse and with a strong presence in Colorado, the company affectionately called "Auntie B" by some of its workers is turning 100....

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