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2 years 5 months ago

Want to fly with a Marine today?

Two captains from the United States Marine Corps are in the Springs, giving interested individuals a taste of what it's like to be a pilot in the Marine Corps. The presentation includes a small information session followed by an in-flight experience in a small aircraft. The last session...

2 years 6 months ago

Debt forcing defense cuts, but where?

WASHINGTON (AP) - With a nation deep in debt and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan winding down, the military knows it's in for painful spending cuts. But where? One potential target is the troubled F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the next generation, supersonic aircraft for the Air Force, Marines...

2 years 9 months ago

Obama mourns 'soldier-statesman' Shalikashvili

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the United States has lost a "genuine soldier-statesman" with the death of Army Gen. John Shalikashvili. Shalikashvili was the first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Obama said Shalikashvili's "extraordinary life represented the promise of America and the limitless...

2 years 11 months ago

Report: Morale low among troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) - American soldiers and Marines in Afghanistan are suffering with the highest rates of psychological problems since 2005 and morale has plummeted. A report Thursday by the military services says the dramatic increase in fighting is one of the big factors affecting the mental health of forces...

4 years 1 month ago

Red Cross helps our military heroes

Deployment can be incredibly stressful and straining on Southern Colorado's military families. The Pikes Peak American Red Cross offered a free class on Saturday called "Coping with Deployments: Psychological First Aid for Military Families" to address that very issue. The course, offered free of charge, was open to military...

4 years 3 months ago

More marines to arrive; frustration grows

Some 2,000 U.S. Marines are expected to arrive off the coast of Haiti's crumbled city of Port-Au-Prince today to help relief organizations get supplies to earthquake survivors. They'll also be reinforcing 1,000 U.S. troops on the ground. The troop increase and a request for more U.N. peacekeepers comes a day...

4 years 3 months ago

8 American civilians killed in Afghanistan

All of the eight Americans killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan Wednesday were civilians, and no U.S. or NATO troops were injured in the blast, a U.S. defense official said. The attack took place at Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khost province, in eastern Afghanistan, said the official,...

4 years 5 months ago

Celebrating our bravest

Veterans Day was originally Armistice Day to celebrate the cease-fire in World War One. Later the holiday was changed to honor veterans of all wars. Today the tradition is living on in Southern Colorado. Today is a day to say thank you to our troops, past and present. ...

4 years 5 months ago

3 Americans die in Iraq

Authorities say two American pilots have been killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq. Officials say the two died when their helicopter went down Sunday north of Baghdad. The military is also reporting that a Marine has died of noncombat-related injuries in a separate incident. Both incidents are under investigation.

4 years 6 months ago

Better Late Than Never

"The Purple Heart is good, but we should go beyond that," says Congressman Doug Lamborn of Colorado ’s 5 th Congressional District. Now it’s all the way to the Silver Star. It’s the military's third highest award and today it decorates the chest of...

4 years 6 months ago

Biking for a Better Christmas

Hundreds of bikers are already working to make sure kids don’t get left out this Christmas. The riders met at the Rocky Mountain Motor Cycle Museum in Colorado Springs for the 22 nd annual High Country Toy Run. The bikers teamed up with the Marine Corps to...

4 years 6 months ago

Appeals court upholds dismissal of vaccine suit

A federal appeals court has ruled that members of the military can be required to be vaccinated against anthrax. The U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a lower court's decision dismissing a case brought by eight service members who challenged the Food and Drug Administration's determination that the vaccine...

4 years 6 months ago

Five Americans killed un Afghanistan

Six more American military have been killed in southern Afghanistan. There's no word on their home posts. The Department of Defense says four soldiers were killed in Zabul province yesterday when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb. Another soldier was shot to death in an insurgent attack. Meanwhile, a...

4 years 7 months ago

More U.S. troops headed for Afghanistan?

More American troops likely will be needed to win the war in Afghanistan, the top U.S. military officer told skeptical Democrats on Tuesday as he cited a need to prove U.S. commitment in the battle-ravaged region. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate...

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