• Ex-Ranger's long march to honor WWII hero

    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former U.S. Army Ranger is organizing a 40-mile road march in northern Italy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the deaths of a legendary World War II officer and 25 of his soldiers. New York native Rick Tscherne (tih'-SHERN) plans to lead more than 60...

  • Ohio groups get nearly $1.9M to assist homeless veterans

    Updated: 21 min ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Eleven Ohio agencies will receive nearly $1.9 million to help homeless veterans find and maintain permanent housing. The funding announced last week by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides vouchers...

  • Air Force Academy cadets ready to test satellite for launch

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 56 min ago

    The Air Force is readying two satellites for launch in 2016 and is in the early stages of designing a third spacecraft. But these aren't the products of multibillion-dollar defense programs and top contractors. These satellites are the creations of Air Force Academy cadets. The...

  • Eight local service members gain citizenship on fast-track program

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 56 min ago

    America gained eight citizens during a Fort Carson ceremony last week thanks to a program that fast-tracks immigration paperwork for troops. The program, in place since the Sept. 11 attacks and run through a partnership between the military and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...

  • Military Update: Congress moves to change military retirement system

    By Tom Pphilpott Military Update -
    Updated: 59 min ago

    Congress on Thursday took a first, perhaps historic step toward phasing out the 20-year-or-bust retirement system the U.S. military has used to shape and retain its career forces since the end of World War II. The replacement plan, as endorsed by the House armed services' personnel...

  • Boko Haram attacks Niger army base, defense ministry says

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Suspected Boko Haram fighters in motorized canoes attacked a Niger army base on an island in Lake Chad, the body of water touching all four countries that have been targeted by Nigeria's Islamic insurgency, Niger's defense ministry said Saturday. The army may have...

  • Stories of love, life, death in high court gay marriage case

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A middle-of-the night trip to the emergency room, with her 9-month-old son coughing and laboring to breathe, gave Pam Yorksmith her latest reminder of why she took up the fight for same-sex marriage. Before baby Orion could be treated for croup, the hospital had to...

  • Military awards: 302nd Airlift Wing lauds airmen with annual awards

    The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Jessica Pentecost Staff Sgt. Jessica Pentecost was named "Panther of the Week" at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora. The honor lauds airmen for exceptional service and dedication to duty. A protocol expert and 10-year Air Force veteran, Pentecost earned the award for...

  • Military Briefing: Marines to train at Fort Carson, Pinon Canyon

    The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Marine reservists to train at Fort Carson The Marines will land at Fort Carson starting May 4 for a 10-day training exercise, the post announced. Marine reservists will fight a 10-day mock war over Fort Carson and its Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site using fighters, drones and the...

  • Colorado Springs area military events starting April 26

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    THURSDAY El Paso County Homeless Veterans Coalition Benefit - 6 p.m., Fox and Hound, 3101 New Center Point; 570-0500, erikabuesing@gmail.com. FRIDAY Colorado Springs Sky Sox vs. Omaha Stormchasers - Air Force Appreciation - 6:35 p.m., Security Service Field, 4385 Tutt Blvd. Go...

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