• Insights: War of words on Bowe Bergdahl leaves collateral damage

    By joey bunch ColoradoPolitics.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    If you love America it's easy to hate Bowe Bergdahl. He was a 23-year-old private first class in the Army when he deserted his remote infantry post in Afghanistan in June 30, 2009. His court-martial hearing is Oct. 23. Reports are that Bergdahl will plead guilty. He faces life behind...

  • Search for crew after barge fire off Texas coast

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PORT ARANSAS, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard searched for two missing crew members on Saturday from a crude oil-bearing barge that caught fire off the Texas coast. Coast Guard spokeswoman Jennae Steinmiller says that emergency responders are also working to contain the spread of...

  • Air Force Academy's commandant on tough training: 'the enemy is not forgiving'

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The new commandant of the Air Force Academy said she puts people first. But don't mistake Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin's compassion for hand-holding. The former B-2 bomber pilot told a Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce crowd Wednesday that she expects those people under her command...

  • Air Force could recall as many as 1,000 retired pilots to address serious shortage

    Tom Vanden Brook and Gregory Korte, USA TODAY
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — President Trump signed an executive order Friday allowing the Air Force to recall as many as 1,000 retired pilots to active duty to address a shortage in combat fliers, the White House and Pentagon announced. By law, only 25 retired officers can be brought back to serve...

  • Army holds off Temple 31-28 in overtime

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Blake Wilson kicked a 29-yard field goal in the first overtime and Army held off mistake-prone Temple 31-28 on Saturday in a dramatic finish. Temple had a chance to force another extra period, but Aaron Boumerhi missed left on a 27-yard field goal attempt, his...

  • Military Update: Fight starts to replace VA Choice care plan

    By Tom Philpott, Military Update -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Congress, the Department of Veterans Affairs and veterans service organizations will begin to spar this month over final details of a plan that not only will replace the much-maligned Veterans Choice program but empower VA to modernize large parts of its health care system. The plan,...

  • Colorado Springs area military events starting Oct. 22, 2017

    By Carlotta Olson carlotta.olson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Military-related events in and around Colorado Springs.

  • Suspect in double Colorado killing was an Air Force sergeant

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    FORT COLLINS — Police say a man believed to have killed two people and wounded a third near a Colorado university socialized with the victims before the shooting. The Coloradoan reports that 30-year-old Michael Zamora is suspected of killing himself after the shootings...

  • Retired ‘Navy SEAL’ praising Trump on Fox News was a fake

    Travis M. Andrews, The Washington Post
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Fox News ran a story on Oct. 8 about a decorated Vietnam War Navy SEAL and glass artist who created an enormous presidential glass seal he hoped to give to President Trump. On Thursday, 11 days later, the network retracted the story after being told the Trump supporter never served in...

  • Fort Carson division faced test in Belgian woods

    By Joe Berg Fort Carson Museum -
    Yesterday

    Fort Carson is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 4th Infantry Division with stories about the unit's past. This fifth installment tells the story of the division's bloodiest battle, the fight for the Hürtgen Forest near the Belgian-German border. After the capture of Paris,...

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