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Air Force Academy graduates one of smallest, most diverse classes

The Air Force Academy graduated one of its smallest classes in recent years Thursday.

(img1)Dozens visit Memorial Park to honor fallen heroes

Dozens visit Memorial Park to honor fallen heroes

Dozens of people paid tribute to our fallen heroes Monday by visiting the Veterans' Memorial in Memorial Park.

Home of Heroes remembers fallen troops

Home of Heroes honors fallen service members

A missing man formation flew above the Pueblo Riverwalk as an estimated 500 people surrounded the Veteran's Bridge to honor fallen servicemen and women.

Gov. Hickenlooper Honors Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day

Gov. John Hickenlooper is among those honoring service members who died serving their country in the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Logan National Cemetery.


Senate approves deal to avert construction halt at Denver VA

The U.S. Senate has approved a last-minute deal to avoid a construction shutdown at a troubled veterans hospital outside Denver.


Congress reaches construction deal on Denver VA hospital

Lawmakers have reached a deal to keep construction underway on a troubled Veterans Administration hospital outside Denver.

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Air Force Academy will open to visitors Thursday

The Air Force Academy says that it will be open to visitors beginning Thursday, but that heightened security measures remain in place.

Ramadi Falls to ISIS

A spokesman for the governor of Iraq's Anbar province says "Ramadi has fallen" to the Islamic State group.  

MAFFS Training

Airborne Fire Fighting

In partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the 302nd Airlift Wing, the Air Force Reserve will take to the skies this weekend for its Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) training. 


Lawmakers: Future of over-budget Denver VA hospital unclear

Congressional leaders say the future of the over-budget Denver VA hospital is unclear because the Veterans Affairs Department hasn't come up with an acceptable plan for funding it.


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Volunteers honor fallen AFA heroes

Volunteers honor fallen AFA heroes

Hundreds of people volunteered Friday to honor fallen heroes at the Air Force Academy.

Mitchell Hall workers serve with pride

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Behind the scenes at the Air Force Academy a team of dedicated workers makes sure mealtime runs like clockwork at Mitchell Hall.

Air Force Academy POWs honored in new memorial

Air Force Academy POWs honored in new memorial

The Air Force Academy unveiled a Prisoner of War memorial Friday to honor 33 USAFA graduates who served as POWs in Southeast Asia.

Cadet who suffered heart attack makes progress in recovery

Cadet who suffered heart attack makes progress in recovery

The family of an Air Force Academy cadet who suffered a heart attack said she reached another milestone in her recovery Sunday.

Southern Colorado woman works to create war dog memorial

(img1)Southern Colorado family works to create war dog memorial

A Southern Colorado woman has made it her mission to honor unsung heroes.

Snow day in Pueblo brings the best and worst moments

The snow in Pueblo brought both good and bad times.

VA clinic named after local WWII hero

VA clinic named after local WWII hero

The new Colorado Springs Veterans Affairs clinic was officially named after a local World War II hero in a ceremony Friday.

Fort Carson honors soldiers and military spouse

Fort Carson is honoring five soldiers for their leadership, and a military spouse for volunteer work.

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