• Defense Secretary Mattis wants troops standing in ethical 'midfield'

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    After shaking the hands of all 984 Air Force Academy graduates under a blazing sun Wednesday, James Mattis looked tired. His white shirt had lost its starch and his gray hair was mussed. His voice was gravelly from what he admitted was "too much talking." But as he sat down with The...

  • Memorial Day: Even 10th Special Forces elite must deal with loss, grief

    By Tony peck Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    They call themselves "quiet professionals." Soldiers with the Army's Special Forces - known as Green Berets - are secretive and rarely give interviews. Those with Fort Carson's 10th Special Forces Group are no different. But when discussing the deaths of one of their own, their...

  • Evans Army Community Hospital welcomes new boss

    By tony Peck Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Evans Army Community Hospital welcomed its new boss to Colorado Springs on Tuesday during a change-of-command ceremony at Fort Carson's Founder's Field. Col. Eric Edwards accepted his new charge as the unit's previous leader, Col. Patrick Garman, stepped aside. Edwards delivered a...

  • The top 10 things to look for in sports in Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday

    BY JIM O'CONNELL The Gazette -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    No. 10 Annual all-star high school baseball games take place at the Sky Sox field on Monday No. 9 The French Open tennis Grand Slam goes all week in Paris No. 8 The Colorado Springs Sky Sox host Iowa Wednesday to Sunday after visiting Memphis No. 7 The Colorado Rockies host the...

  • Military Update: VA bill expands caregiver benefits

    By tom philpott Military Update -by name the gazette -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Congress has passed a massive bill, nicknamed the VA Mission Act, to streamline veterans' access to non-VA community care when clinically appropriate, create a new VA benefit of commercial walk-in clinics and end an indefensible inequity by opening the VA comprehensive caregiver...

  • NBA group volunteers with grieving kids over Memorial Day

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Rodney McGruder went home for Memorial Day weekend, for reasons that didn't include barbecues and beach time. He paid tribute to people he never met. The Miami Heat guard was part of an NBA contingent that volunteered to spend time in the Washington area with about 500...

  • Ceremony turns pasture into hallowed ground for veterans

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -

    For the next century or so, the pasture off Drennan Road will be a place of pilgrimage for the Pikes Peak region. It will be a final home to an estimated 100,000 veterans and family members. It started Friday when veterans gathered to turn the pasture into hallowed ground by...

  • Amid anti-immigrant sentiment, some Spanish speakers wary


    PHOENIX (AP) — The widely viewed videos of a rant by a New York attorney against restaurant workers and the questioning of two women in Montana by a border agent for speaking in Spanish have exposed the risk bilingual speakers can face when they use a language other than English in...

  • Colorado Springs area military events starting May 27, 2018

    By Carlotta Olson carlotta.olson@gazette.com -

    Military-related events in and around Colorado Springs.

  • Two Green Berets killed in combat memorialized at annual Fort Carson ceremony

    By Tony Peck Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, May 25, 2018

    Soldiers gathered at Fort Carson on Thursday for a memorial for two Green Berets, the post's only soldiers to die in combat since last Memorial Day. At Kit Carson Memorial Park near the post's visitors center, the 15th annual Mountain Post Warrior Memorial ceremony brought together...

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