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1 year 1 month ago

New billboard calls out AFA

At 10-and-a-half feet wide and 36 feet long, a new billboard on Garden of the Gods Road - calling out the Air Force Academy - is hard to miss. It was put up Monday morning. The purchaser - the Military Religious Freedom Foundation - anticipates 90,000 people will pass...

1 year 1 month ago

Military releases some documents in Manning case

WASHINGTON (AP) - The military has released some court documents in the case of an Army private accused of giving classified material to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. The 84 documents released Wednesday include rulings that were read aloud in court and routine court orders. The Department of Defense says more...

2 years 7 months ago

Planes from Peterson head to fight fires

Two Department of Defense C-130s equipped with U.S. Forest Service Modular Airbome Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) head to fight fires in Texas. The MAFFSA are special tanks that hold 3000 gallons of fire retardant or water and can discharge the entire load in less than five seconds over an area...

3 years 5 months ago

Marine From Colorado Killed In Afghanistan

DENVER (AP) - A Marine from Arvada has been killed in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense says 21-year-old Lance Cpl. Brandon Pearson was killed Thursday in combat in Helmand Provence. Another Marine was also killed in the attack. Pearson was scheduled to end his military service in September.

3 years 10 months ago

Job of the Day: Missile Defense Agency Engineer

The US Missile Defense Agency has an opening for a General Engineer in Colorado Springs. Starting pay is $90,000 - $147,000 per year. Deadline to apply is this Thursday, June 17. The US Missile Defense Agency has openings in other US cities. CLICK HERE to apply.

4 years 5 months ago

Test rocket explodes at Academy

It's not the outcome they had hoped for. A test-fire of a cadet-developed research rocket went awry and rather than a 10 and a half second burn, the rocket exploded milliseconds after ignition. "Not exactly what we expected," said Cadet First Class Sean Foote shortly after the test-fire ended....

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