• Today in History

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2017. There are 132 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 21, 1858, the first of seven debates between Illinois senatorial contenders Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas took place. On this date:...

  • Air Force Academy's new boss judging success by what cadets go on to achieve

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    New Air Force Academy boss Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria isn't judging his 4,000 cadets by what he's seen so far since returning to Colorado Springs. Instead the veteran fighter pilot who ran the air war in the Middle East in his most recent job said how those cadets later perform in Syria,...

  • US warship collides with tanker near Singapore; 10 missing

    Associated Press
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SINGAPORE — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant ship early Monday in waters east of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca, and search and rescue efforts were underway. There were no initial reports of injuries. The USS John S. McCain sustained damage on its...

  • ‘We knew the ship was doomed’: USS Indianapolis survivor recalls four days in shark-filled sea

    By Kristine Phillips, The Washington Post
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    It was a sweltering July night, about 110 degrees, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The USS Indianapolis had just completed a top-secret mission to deliver the contents of an atomic bomb to Tinian, one of the Northern Mariana Islands. That bomb, called “Little Boy,” would...

  • Air Force man from Buckley found dead; investigation underway

    By TOM MCGHEE, The Denver Post
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    An investigation is underway after a member of the Air Force who was stationed at Buckley Air Force Base was found dead late Friday. Commerce City police notified the Air base that Tech. Sgt. Jason Friday, who was assigned to the 460th Civil Engineer Squadron, was found deceased....

  • Incentives offered for new agents at remote border crossings

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NORTON, Vt. (AP) — It can be slow at the U.S.-Canadian border crossing between Norton, Vermont, and Stanhope, Quebec, where agents have watched moose amble through while waiting for people and cargo. But the port is still open 24/7 and needs to be staffed around the clock. However,...

  • Pain and kicks join punch and cake at Fort Carson birthday

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Fort Carson's five-day celebration last week came with candles, cake and pain to celebrate the 4th Infantry Division's 100th anniversary. Welcome to Iron Horse Week, in which a few good punches and kicks come with punch and cake. "It's all about winning," said 1st Sgt. Malquer...

  • Military Update: Trump tweets lead to transgender turmoil

    By tom philpott Military Update -by name the gazette -

    Three weeks after Donald Trump, their commander in chief, clouded their futures through a string of tweets, saying he won't allow them to serve in the military "in any capacity," thousands of transgender members continue to serve the nation, still anxiously awaiting official policy to...

  • Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis

    DOUGLASS K. DANIEL , Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Aug 19, 2017

    WASHINGTON— Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes. The sinking of the Indianapolis remains the Navy's single...

  • Colorado Springs area military events starting Aug. 20

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 19, 2017

    Military-related events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning Aug. 20, 2017.

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