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  • Vietnam vet from AFA’s first class to be buried Friday at academy cemetery

    Military Published: Wed, April 23, 2014

    Brig. Gen James Rhodes died in December. He’ll be buried at the Air Force Academy Friday, where he was a member of he school’s first class of graduates in 1959. (Courtesy Photo / The Rhodes Family) by tom roeder – Brig. Gen. James Rhodes is coming home to the Air Force Academy on Friday. […]

  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

    Military Published: Thu, April 17, 2014

    Associated Press – GENEVA — Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine. The agreement, reached after seven hours of negotiation in Geneva, requires all sides to refrain from violence, intimidation or provocative actions. It calls for the disarming of […]

  • Motorcyclist, an airman, killed in Denver hit-and-run crash identified

    Military Published: Fri, April 11, 2014

    By Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post – A motorcycle driver and serviceman killed in a traffic crash was identified Friday by the U.S. Air Force. Senior Airman Michael S. Snyder, 23, of the 460th Space Communications Squadron on Buckley Air Force Base, was killed Wednesday in a hit-and-run crash near Monaco Parkway and East Alameda […]

  • Motorcyclist, a Buckley airman, killed in Denver hit-and-run crash

    Military Published: Thu, April 10, 2014

    By Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post – A motorcyclist died Wednesday night after a collision with a van in Denver. The fatal crash happened at about 10:20 p.m. near the intersection of East Alameda Avenue and Monaco Parkway, said Sonny Jackson, a Denver Police Department spokesman. The motorcycle was hit by a van, Jackson said, […]

  • Marine guard shot to death by colleague at Camp Lejeune

    Military Published: Tue, April 8, 2014

    Associated Press CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Authorities at Camp Lejeune (luh-JERN’) in North Carolina say a Marine standing guard at the main gate has shot and killed another guard. A statement from the base said the shooting occurred at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The base provost marshal says the shooting isn’t considered an act of […]

  • One-stop resource fair Tuesday for veterans in Colorado

    Business Military Published: Tue, April 8, 2014

    Associated Press – DENVER — Veterans will be able to get legal assistance, benefit information, tips on job-hunting and housing help in one stop at an event hosted by Volunteers of America. In a press release, Volunteers of America says the event will be held Tuesday morning at its Denver mission, and that a caterer […]

  • Army says alleged Fort Hood shooter saw no combat in Iraq

    Military Published: Thu, April 3, 2014

    Associated Press – WASHINGTON — The Army’s top civilian official says the soldier accused in the Fort Hood shooting this week was deployed for the final months of the Iraq war but did not see combat. Three people died and 16 were wounded before the shooter committed suicide. Army Secretary John McHugh testified Thursday that […]

  • Free concert Tuesday kicks off Air Force Academy anniversary rites

    Military Published: Tue, April 1, 2014

    by tom roeder – ?A concert at the Air Force Academy on Tuesday will mark the 60th anniversary of the school in the first of three events to celebrate its founding. The academy calls April 1 its birthday because that’s the day in 1954 that President Dwight Eisenhower signed legislation authorizing the school. The […]

  • Ranchers remain wary of Army’s Pinon Canyon plans

    Military Published: Mon, March 31, 2014

    Unlike other areas of Colorado, southeastern Colorado has gotten little snow and rain in recent times. After rolling out some hay, rancher Jack Pearce looks over his cattle on Thursday, March 26, 2014. Ten years ago, ranchers around Kim fought the Army and won, when the Army sought to expand the training site to be […]

  • Soaring in the skies for 60 years

    Military Published: Sun, March 30, 2014

    Air Force Academy cadets Alex Leaf, left, and Mark Manly inspect a glider before taking a flight Friday, March 28, 2014, as part of the Academy’s Basic Soaring program. The Academy conducts more than 17,000 training and competition glider sorties annually at the Air Force’s busiest daytime airport. The Air Force Academy is celebrating it’s […]