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2 years 6 months ago

Navy beats Air Force 28-21 in overtime

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Right guard Jake Zuzek recovered quarterback Keenan Reynolds' fumbled snap in the end zone and Navy beat Air Force 28-21 in overtime Saturday. After the weird touchdown, Navy defensive end Wes Henderson knocked down Connor Dietz's pass on fourth-and-6 from the 21 to seal...

2 years 8 months ago

Names of victims emerge in Colo. theater rampage

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Relatives have identified two more victims from the Colorado movie theater shooting. Six-year-old Veronica Moser was killed, her great-aunt, Annie Dalton, tells The Associated Press. Another victim is 27-year-old Matt McQuinn, says family attorney Rob Scott from Dayton, Ohio. Veronica's mother, Ashley Moser, 25, is in...

2 years 10 months ago

Admin discipline recommended in Quran burning

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press has learned that a U.S. military investigation is recommending that as many as seven U.S. troops face administrative punishments, but not criminal charges, in the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base in Afghanistan in February. U.S. military officials say the classified report and...

3 years 5 months ago

Big East set to invite Air Force football

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A person familiar with the decision says the Big East will invite Air Force, Boise State, and Navy for football only and SMU, Houston and Central Florida for all sports. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the conference was not ready...

3 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...

3 years 6 months ago

Big East may be interested in Air Force

NEW YORK (AP) - A person with knowledge of the discussions tells The Associated Press that Navy and Air Force are the top choices for Big East expansion, but as football-only members. The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the conference does not want to publicly disclose...

3 years 8 months ago

Navy wants Command in Chief's Trophy back!

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Navy intends to get back the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy this year. Coach Ken Niumatalolo says losing to Air Force the trophy that represents superiority among the service academies "was like having someone ripping your heart out." Navy considers last season to be a disappointment, even though its...

4 years 5 months ago

Captured Afghan may have killed 2 US sailors

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - NATO says a captured insurgent leader may be among those responsible for the killing of two U.S. sailors in July The leader and two associates were captured in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistani border. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jarod Newlove and Petty Officer 2nd Class...

4 years 6 months ago

Navy owns 7-game winning streak over Air Force

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - For two service academies so evenly matched with similar option offenses and feisty defenses, Navy sure has dominated its series with Air Force. The Midshipmen (2-1) bring a seven-game winning streak over the Falcons (3-1) into their showdown Saturday at Falcon Stadium that features...

4 years 8 months ago

Flags at half-staff in Colorado today

Flags are flying at half-staff in Colorado today in honor of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin McNeley, 30, of Wheat Ridge. He was killed on July 23, in Afghanistan. He was one of two sailors kidnapped and killed. McNeley's funeral service is today in Wheat Ridge.

4 years 11 months ago

Navy to allow women to serve on submarines

The U.S. policy banning women from serving on submarines passed quietly into history Thursday morning. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates notified lawmakers in mid-February that the Navy would be lifting the ban - unless Congress objected. Navy spokesman Lt. Justin Cole said the deadline for Congress to object passed...

5 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...

5 years 1 month ago

Navy Christens USNS Charles Drew

The US Navy officially launched the USNS Charles Drew with a ceremonial crack of a champagne bottle smashing on the hull Sunday. The new cargo and ammunition ship, out of San Diego, CA, is named in honor of Dr. Charles Drew--a physician and medical researcher whose pioneering work led...

5 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. ...

5 years 5 months ago

Speedy! Navy tests 50-mph ships

The Navy's need for speed is being answered by a pair of warships that have reached freeway speeds during testing at sea. Independence, a 418-foot warship built in Alabama, boasts a top speed in excess of 45 knots, or about 52 mph, and sustained 44 knots for four hours...

5 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...

5 years 6 months ago

US Navy arrives in Indonesian quake zone

U.S. Navy ships and helicopters have arrived in Indonesia to distribute aid and evacuate the injured following last week's deadly earthquake. Indonesian officials say the death toll from the Sept. 30 quake has reached 784, and 242 people are still missing. Chief Petty Officer Ty Swartz says the USS Denver...

5 years 6 months ago

Falcons pumped up for Navy week!

It's a week like no other at the Air Force Academy. It's Navy Week! The 3-1 Falcons football team will be in beautiful Annapolis Saturday to begin the quest for the Commander in Chief's Trophy which goes to the winner each year of the Air Force, Army, Navy football...

5 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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