• Military Update: Compound drugs fleece TRICARE, create deep budget hole

    By TOM PHILPOTT Military Update -
    Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Dodgy companies peddling pricey compound pharmaceuticals have fleeced the Tricare program so severely this year that they are largely to blame for a $2 billion defense health budget hole. In fiscal 2010, military outpatient pharmacy costs totaled $6.6 billion, with $23 million spent...

  • Military briefs: Fort Carson housing complex ready for wrecking ball

    The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Carson complex to be replaced A much-maligned housing complex at Fort Carson will face the wrecking ball, the post said in a news release. The Cherokee Village neighborhood of brick multifamily homes was built after World War II and remodeled after the post privatized its housing...

  • General to Air Force Academy graduates: You're idiots

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    A graduation speaker at the Air Force Academy had an odd message for three cadets who joined the ranks of the class of 2015 after wrapping up summer work last week. "You're idiots," retired Brig. Gen. Robert Giffen said during a ceremony at the academy's visitor's center. Giffen said...

  • Tougher basic training trims Air Force Academy's freshman class

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    The Air Force Academy's class of 2019 will finish basic training about 6 percent smaller than it was when the basics arrived at the school in June. The class, which began with 1,248 would-be cadets on June 26, ended Saturday. But a basic training that commanders call the most...

  • Colorado Springs area military events starting Aug. 2, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    THOUGH FRIDAY Suits for Troops - Donate gently used men's and women's suits to assist servicemen/women preparing to enter civilian life at Braxton, 6 N. Tejon St., Suite 220. All suits must be cleaned, on hangers (preferably in dry-cleaner bags) and sizes must be clearly marked on the...

  • Man attacked by bear at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A man was attacked by a bear at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, suffering minor injuries. KOMO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1M4fMUw ) the attack happened around 8:30 a.m. on Saturday on the base near Tacoma, Washington. Officials said the man, a...

  • Company, FAA working on Gulfstream IV jet fail-safe problem

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The manufacturer of the jet that crashed on takeoff in Massachusetts last year, killing the co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer and six other people, has reported a problem with a fail-safe system that can allow the planes to reach high speeds on the runway even...

  • North Idaho College offers new aerospace program

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Officials with North Idaho College say they are expanding their aerospace program to include aircraft maintenance, an option that hasn't been offered at the college since it trained pilots, aircraft mechanics and aviation technicians during WWII. The...

  • New commanding officer takes over at Dover Air Force Base

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — The 512th Airlift Wing based at Dover Air Force Base has a new commanding officer. Officials at the base say Col. Scott Durham assumed command at a ceremony on Saturday. Durham most recently worked at the Pentagon as deputy director for mobilization in the Office...

  • Charity Hospital replacement opens Saturday in New Orleans

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten years after the levees and floodwalls broke during Hurricane Katrina and flooded New Orleans, the Big Easy finally has a full-scale hospital again — a new Charity hospital. At 6 a.m. Saturday, the new 2.3 million-square-foot University Medical Center New...

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