• Calendar: Upcoming Colorado Springs area military events

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Jan 25, 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. WEDNESDAY Air Force Falcons women's basketball vs. San...

  • Patient transport system unveiled at Scott Air Force Base

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The federal Department of Defense is announcing a new tool to help military personnel safely airlift patients who have deadly diseases. The Transport Isolation System was developed by St. Louis-based Production Products Inc. and placed on display at Scott Air...

  • Top US diplomat Kerry to visit Nigeria ahead of election

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    ZURICH (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's plan to stop in Nigeria for meetings with the two leading candidates in the upcoming presidential election signals deep U.S. concerns about postelection violence in a country already devastated by an al-Qaida-linked insurgency. No...

  • Obama says terror group has killed hostage; others doubtful

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — President Barack Obama is condemning what he calls "the brutal murder" of a Japanese hostage by the Islamic State group. Obama's statement doesn't say how the United States knows that Haruna Yukawa is dead, and the Japanese government is trying to...

  • Bomb threat against 2 planes at Atlanta's main airport

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    ATLANTA — Police are searching two planes at Atlanta's main airport after authorities received what they described as credible bomb threats. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport spokesman Reese McCranie said the threats targeted a Delta flight and a Southwest flight that...

  • 'American Sniper' widow speechless after rifle raffle

    By Jareen Imam, CNN
    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    For another weekend, moviegoers will be glued to their seats, watching the grit and turmoil of Chris Kyle, the real-life character portrayed in "American Sniper." But for Kyle's widow, Taya, the blockbuster hit is all too real. Fortunately, she's not alone. Friday, Taya was left...

  • Air Force Academy conducts flight training

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force Academy is holding a flying training day to make up for missed training due to bad weather. Flying training operations on Saturday will include jump and powered flight programs. The academy says Saturday flying operations for the...

  • Va., California Navy hospitals hold blood drive competition

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Naval hospitals in Virginia and California are holding a friendly competition to see which one can collect the most pints of blood. Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and Naval Medical Center San Diego are holding a blood drive through the end of February. The...

  • Free legal aid clinic for veterans open in Syracuse

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A free legal aid clinic for veterans has been established at the Syracuse University College of Law, founded by two veterans who graduated last year. According to the school, the clinic opened last year but this semester has begun enrolling students and taking...

  • New York Air National Guard wing gets new commander

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A veteran of the Iraq War and Gulf War is set to assume command of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing in Niagara Falls. A change of command ceremony is scheduled at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station for Saturday afternoon. Col. Robert...

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