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Department of Veterans Affairs

VA executive to visit site of over-budget Denver hospital

Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson is returning to Colorado to talk with members of Congress about the troubled veterans medical center under construction outside Denver.

Update: Homeowner responds to upside-down flag controversy

During the nationwide controversy over the Confederate flag, it is the U.S. flag at the heart of a local neighborhood disagreement.

Family desperate for answers

AWOL Fort Carson soldier returns to post

A Fort Carson soldier who was AWOL for several months returned to the Mountain Post Monday. 

AFA Class of 2019 reports for basic training

AFA Class of 2019 reports for basic training

The Air Force Academy's Class of 2019 reported for basic cadet training Thursday, beginning their initial indoctrination into military service.

Fort Carson

Two guardsmen hurt in separate training incidents at Fort Carson

Fort Carson says two Colorado National Guardsmen were injured in two separate incidents on post Wednesday morning.

Monument veteran receives new house

Veteran receives mortgage-free home

A wounded veteran has a new place to call home and it's mortgage free.

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Veteran with service dog records confrontation with security guard

An Army veteran hopes his uncomfortable experience at a downtown Colorado Springs church can teach others how to treat those with disabilities.


Senate moves to strip VA of authority over big construction

The U.S. Senate has tentatively approved legislation to strip the Veterans Affairs Department of the authority to manage large construction projects after massive cost overruns on a Denver-area hospital.

Fort Carson

Fort Carson soldier convicted of killing comrade in Jordan

A Fort Carson soldier has been convicted of murder in the shooting death of a fellow soldier when they were deployed in Jordan.

Local Coach Facing Federal Child Pornography Charges

Man caught touching himself while watching child pornography sentenced to prison

A man who was caught using an unsecured WiFi connection at Fort Carson to watch child pornography has been sentenced to federal prison.


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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

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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.

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