• Military Update: Annual report shows who joins, stays in military services

    By TOM PHILPOTT Military Update -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    A new "Population Representation" report on the U.S. military affirms that the 4-decade-old volunteer force is a healthy cross section of America, if just a little smarter, a little better educated and with a deeper Southern drawl than the nation as a whole. The percentage of female...

  • 2 detained in German anti-terror raid have been set free

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say two people who were detained in connection with an anti-terror raid in the city Bremen have been released. The city in northern Germany was on terror alert this weekend after receiving information that a 39-year-old Lebanese suspect had tried to...

  • Retiring El Paso County veterans services chief loves helping clients

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    It took 29 years for Jim Tackett to finish his internship with El Paso County's Department of Veteran Services. Tackett, an Army veteran, wound up at the office while he was in college and stuck around to start a career there in 1988. He rose to head the department and watched the...

  • AROUND TOWN: The Y honors volunteers, imagines what's to come

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    "Imagine" was the challenge and the charge from Boyd Williams, ebullient daydreamer and president/CEO of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region. "Imagine" set the tone for the 136th annual meeting and volunteer celebration Feb. 19 at the Antlers Hilton. There's huge potential for the Y's...

  • Military Awards: Emergency effort, money-saving work recognized

    The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Maj. Derik George Maj. Derik George of Peterson Air Force Base's 302nd Airlift Wing earned a top Air Force safety award for his role in safely landing a crippled C-130 transport plane. George was co-pilot aboard a C-130 in August when the plane's nose gear failed to deploy before...

  • BRIEFLY: Carson lieutenant could be first female Army Ranger

    The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Female lieutenant may become Ranger A Fort Carson lieutenant could become the first female Ranger, the Army said on its website. The woman, whose name wasn't released, is a Fort Carson helicopter pilot and the only woman of 17 who attempted to complete the Ranger Training Assessment...

  • Air Force Academy rocket club members learn from failures

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    In the space business, even the best plans have the potential to become spectacular failures. Air Force Academy cadets learned that lesson last week as they fired off handmade rockets at Fort Carson. An 8-foot-tall machine named Colossus was supposed to fly as high as 15,000 feet...

  • Colorado Springs area military events starting March 1

    By Carlotta Olson The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    THROUGH MARCH 16 USS Colorado (SSN 788) Commissioning Committee Ship's Crest Art Competition - Winner will have artwork displayed throughout the 30-year lifetime of the ship. For information, go to usscolorado committee.org. THROUGH APRIL 1 Scholarship Program - For high school...

  • No plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Flight 370

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including coastal Australians, air and sea travelers...

  • Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, Scott Walker close second

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual presidential preference straw poll. Pollsters announced Saturday that Paul won 25.7 percent of the votes in the annual survey, giving Paul his third consecutive win in as many...

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