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2 years 1 month ago

Disease containment drill at Air Force Academy

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force Academy is conducting an exercise designed to test its ability to work with local hospitals and civil authorities to contain a disease. The drill is taking place Wednesday and Thursday on the campus outside Colorado Springs. Memorial Health System hospitals and...

2 years 5 months ago

Engagement ring found at husband's grave

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Volunteer searchers using metal detectors have recovered a Texas woman's engagement ring after she lost it at her husband's grave in Colorado. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports Gayle Zompa of Galveston got her ring back last week. It slipped off her finger four months...

2 years 5 months ago

Air Force Academy wins cyber defense competition

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force Academy has won the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The contest was held Friday and Saturday in Denver. The academy team advances to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in San Antonio next month. In the Rocky Mountain regional competition,...

2 years 6 months ago

Hearing set for Air Force cadet on rape charge

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - A hearing to determine whether the last of three Air Force Academy cadets charged with sexual misconduct will be court-martialed is scheduled to begin Monday. An Article 32 hearing, which is equivalent to a civilian grand jury proceeding, had been scheduled earlier for Robert...

2 years 6 months ago

Make my day better law up for discussion

DENVER (AP) - Lawmakers will hear testimony on a proposal to allow Colorado business owners and employees the right to use deadly force against suspected intruders. The bill dubbed "Make My Day Better" expands legal protections to businesses. Colorado homeowners already have those protections under a law nicknamed "Make My...

2 years 10 months ago

Fire at Western Forge Building

Colorado Springs Fire is working to put out a fire in the Western Forge Building on Garden of the Gods Road. That is a large manufacturing plant. Right now, firefighters say there is heavy smoke coming from the building, that is affecting visibility on Garden of the Gods Road...

3 years 11 months ago

Arvada Police Department investigates officers

Two Arvada police officers have been placed on administrative leave during an internal investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct by members of the Denver-area department. An investigation is focusing on allegations that an officer struck a suspect in January and that one or more officers saw the incident and...

4 years 3 months ago

The Thunderbirds are here

The Air Force Thunderbirds have arrived in Colorado Springs. The squadron of F-16 aerial demonstration jets will perform for the graduation ceremony at the US Air Force Academy on Wednesday. The pilots conducted a re-enlistment ceremony for about 20 airmen at Peterson Air Force Base. Dr. David Benke,...

4 years 5 months ago

Government to honor WASPs

Ten women from Colorado will be honored with the Congressional Gold Medal for their service during World War II as Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, at a March 10 ceremony at the United States Capitol. Nearly 70 years since their World War II service, they will be honored for...

4 years 6 months ago

Academy continues religious harassment investigation

A religious liberty advocate says he's satisfied with the Air Force Academy's efforts to investigate a possible case of religious harassment at the school. Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said Friday the academy's top commanders are treating the incident seriously. Earlier this month, academy officials...

4 years 6 months ago

Wiccan worship area now open at Academy

The Air Force Academy has set up an outdoor worship area for followers of Wicca, Druidism and other Earth-centered religions. A double circle of stones has been placed atop a hill on the campus near Colorado Springs. It's available to cadets and other service personnel in the area. The...

4 years 8 months ago

Air Force Falcons soar to bowl victory!

Asher Clark and Jared Tew each ran for more than 100 yards with two touchdowns and Air Force's top-ranked passing defense had six interceptions against NCAA passing leader Case Keenum, leading the Falcons to a 47-20 victory over Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl on Thursday. Air Force's plan...

4 years 9 months ago

Ida reaches hurricane force near Nicaragua

Ida has reached hurricane force as it nears Nicaragua's mainland. The National Weather Service said Thursday morning that a hurricane warning was issued for the east coast of Nicaragua from Bluefields to Puerto Cabezas. Hurricane force winds are expected during the next several hours. The storm had already uprooted trees,...

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