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  • Military Briefs

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Gov. signs 'Keep Carson Strong' card Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper took time during a Colorado Springs visit Aug. 21 to sign a postcard to the Pentagon urging Army leaders to keep troops at Fort Carson. The Army is examining cuts of up to 16,000 soldiers from the 24,000-soldier...

  • Military Awards

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Air Force Brig. Gen. Andy Armacost The Air Force Academy's dean of faculty, Brig. Gen Andy Armacost, was honored this month with the West Range award from Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Armacost earned the award for career achievement, contributions to society and service to the...

  • SML Calendar of events starting Aug. 31, 2014

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    TUESDAY Women's Beginner Get Golf Ready Lessons - Six-lesson program, 5-6 p.m., Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club, Fort Carson, $99. For other dates and registration, go online or call: mwrfortcarson.com, 332-0024. FRIDAY CG Scramble - 1:30 p.m., Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club, Fort Carson,...

  • Australia to fly guns and ammunition into Iraq

    Yesterday

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian military aircraft will soon fly guns and ammunition to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil to help Kurds fight Islamic State militants as part of a U.S.-led multination mission, Australia's prime minister said on Sunday. Prime Minister Tony Abbott...

  • AROUND TOWN: Citizen Soldier Connection

    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    The Citizen Soldier Connection, a group of local citizens stepping in to support members of the military and their families stationed here, recently took to the links for a Friend-Raiser Golf Outing at Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course. Foursomes were made up of two soldiers and two local...

  • Family trying to raise money to pay for Fountain Marine's burial

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    The wife of a Marine and longtime Fountain resident who died in a crash in Colorado Springs is trying to raise money to help pay for his visitation and funeral this week. Mark McCart, 23, graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School and enlisted in the Marines. After his service,...

  • Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night. U.S. airstrikes supported the...

  • Fall from Bay Area cliff leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard says one person died and two others seriously injured after falling from a cliff south of San Francisco. Petty Officer Loumania Stewart said the accident happened before dawn Saturday after the three victims, all male, broke through a fence...

  • Feds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday into the Atlantic Ocean, the Coast Guard said. Crews...

  • Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict....

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