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HUD to spend $616K on rental help for Colorado veterans

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says it will spend nearly $616,000 in rental assistance to help homeless veterans in Colorado find homes.
  

Secretary of U.S. Air Force weighs in on sexual assault trend

It’s a topic that's brought a lot of controversy to the military and Thursday night, two powerful women were at the Air Force Academy to put an end to sexual assaults in the military.

Pilot shot down in Vietnam War to be buried in Colorado

An Air Force pilot and air commando who was shot down in 1970 during the Vietnam War will be buried at the Air Force Academy.

Army: Vehicle in fatal Fort Carson accident rolled 100 feet

A newly released Army document says a Stryker fighting vehicle that rolled and killed a soldier during a February training exercise at Fort Carson tumbled about 100 feet and landed on its top.

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New Drone Training Facility to Open in Aurora

The Colorado Army National Guard is opening a new facility at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora to train for drone combat.

Air Force Academy Founders Day

Air Force Academy Celebrates Founders Day

Cadets marched in the annual Founders Day parade Saturday to honor the Air Force Academy's legacy.

Pueblo Chemical Depot opens emergency center

A center for emergency operations opens at the Pueblo Chemical Depot

The Pueblo Chemical Depot wants to make sure Pueblo County is safe when it destroys chemical weapons.

Air Force Academy cadet death

Memorial scheduled for cadet who died in dorm room

A memorial has been scheduled for an Air Force Academy cadet who died in his dorm room last week. 

Cadet who suffered heart attack over spring break celebrates 20th birthday in the hospital

An Air Force Academy cadet who suffered a heart attack over spring break celebrated her 20th birthday with her twin sister in a Virginia hospital Friday.

Troops Lend A Hand To The Flying W Ranch

Troops lend a hand at Flying W Ranch

Fort Carson soldiers spent Thursday volunteering at the Flying W Ranch. 

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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

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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.

A look back at KRDO's Wear Red Friday Heroes

A look back at KRDO s Wear Red Friday Heroes

KRDO NewsChannel 13 has had the honor of sharing the stories of some incredible veterans this year with the Wear Red Friday Hero segment.

Wear Red Friday: Former POWs visit Air Force Academy

Former POWs tour Air Force Academy

Former prisoners of war are honored for their service at the Air Force Academy Friday night.

Vietnam ex-POW shares story of courage, survival

Vietnam ex-POW shares story of courage survival

Paul Kari, then an Air Force captain, wasn't supposed to fly into enemy territory on Father's Day in 1965.

Camp honors kids of fallen, wounded service members

Camp honors kids of fallen wounded service members

This week the YMCA Camp Shady Brook in Deckers was transformed to a camp for a unique group of visitors.

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