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3 years 1 month ago

Missing fighter jet

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A U.S. Coast Guard spokesman says military officials are searching for a Marine Corps fighter jet that went missing over the Pacific Ocean near San Diego. Spokesman Henry Dunphy says the aircraft was flying with another jet when contact with the plane was lost. He...

3 years 10 months ago

Area firefighters do well in international competition

Firefighters from the Air Force Academy and Colorado Springs Fire Departments won world championships in three events at the World Firefighter Combat Challenge XIX Saturday. The Firefighter Combat Challenge simulates real-life firefighting by putting firefighters through five back-to-back tasks of climbing a five 5-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses...

4 years 1 month ago

Search to resume for F-16 fuel tanks

The Colorado Air National Guard will resume its search today for external fuel tanks jettisoned over open country as the pilot of an F-16 prepared to make an emergency landing in Colorado Springs. The fighter landed without incident. Maj. Nicole David says the tanks aren't dangerous but are important...

4 years 3 months ago

Firefighter competition returns

The Fire Fighter Combat Challenge returns to the Air Force Academy Friday and Saturday at Falcon Stadium. ESPN calls it, "The Toughest Two Minutes in Sports." It pits U.S. and Canadian fire departments against each other at more than 25 locations. Wearing "full bunker gear" and breathing apparatus,...

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