• Iowa National Guard airman, 20, drowns in Guam

    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    MANGILAO, Guam (AP) — A member of the Iowa National Guard has drowned while swimming in Guam. The Iowa National Guard said in a news release that 20-year-old Senior Airman Drew Bellairs of Osage was swimming at Marbo Cave in Mangilao, Guam, Saturday when he drowned. Col. Greg Hapgood...

  • Coast Guard urges safety after boat hits Chicago breakwall

    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is urging boaters to be mindful of safety after a recreational vessel hit a Chicago breakwall over the weekend. A Coast Guard statement says the 22-foot vessel collided with the wall late Saturday night as three people aboard returned from a...

  • Homes for All Veterans aims to help homeless vets reach 'functional zero'

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    The push to end veteran homelessness by Dec. 31 now has an end goal. Using an intensely data-driven approach unlike anything previously seen in the Pikes Peak region, a coalition of community members, local government officials and homeless service providers has created its own...

  • Army cook made career keeping soldiers fed

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — The year was sometime around 1965, and Red Cossel had it all. With a full head of long red hair — thus the nickname that's survived his whole life — he dropped out of high school in favor of a car, girlfriend and $100-a-week construction job, good money for the...

  • Yemeni troops fight rebels in strategic southern town

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-backed Yemeni troops and their allies clashed with Shiite Houthi rebels in a strategic town north of the port city of Aden Sunday, security and military officials from both sides of the conflict said. The pro-government fighters had withdrawn from the town of...

  • Body of 1 missing swimmer recovered in Md.

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    LUSBY, Md. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a swimmer who went missing near Cove Point Light Station in Lusby. The Calvert County Sheriff's Office says the body of 37-year-old Daniel Brown was found on Saturday. The body of his brother, 39-year-old Douglas Brown, has not...

  • North Dakota's Cold War-era radar station gets a facelift

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    CAVALIER AIR FORCE STATION, N.D. (AP) — A military radar installation in remote northeastern North Dakota that was established more than 40 years ago to track enemy ballistic missiles in a time of tense international relations is moving its living and working conditions out of the Cold...

  • Air Force Academy program provides therapy to wounded warriors

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Wounded, injured and ill airmen sat tall in the saddle last week as they rode through an Air Force Academy program designed to give them a key healing ingredient. "Confidence," said retired Tech. Sgt. Larry O'Neil, who has spent years battling the hidden mental wounds that followed...

  • 1 dead, 1 missing, 6 injured after boat hits Key Bridge

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    DUNDALK, Md. (AP) — Authorities say one person is dead and another is missing after a 37-foot boat collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge near Baltimore. The Coast Guard says the crash occurred around 3:30 Sunday morning. Eight people were aboard the boat, and four were thrown...

  • Vermont Air National Guard to hold open house

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Air National Guard is going to be holding an open house at its South Burlington base. The Aug. 1 event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include displays of aircraft and equipment. The Fire Department will also conduct a vehicle...

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