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Air Force Academy cadet, 19, suffers heart attack during spring break

An Air Force Academy cadet who suffered a heart attack over spring break is finding support from across the country on social media.

Girl Scouts deliver cookies to soldiers at Fort Carson

Some Girl Scouts delivered more than 120 boxes of cookies to a group of Fort Carson soldiers who are getting ready to deploy.

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VA hospital construction chief retires amid investigation

The VA says its top construction official has retired amid an internal investigation of delays and massive cost overruns at the Denver veterans hospital.

Daughter claims late father's unearthed Purple Heart

An organization that connects lost military medals with veterans or their families says a Denver woman has stepped forward to claim her father's Purple Heart after it was unearthed in a backyard.

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New Threats Against Military Members by Group Claiming Ties to ISIS

Military officials are looking into threats against about 100 U.S. troops, after they are reportedly targeted by an ISIS related group.

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Vietnam veterans honor fallen soldiers

Dozens of Vietnam veterans and their families gathered to remember a battle fought nearly 50 years ago.

Organization seeks relatives of Purple Heart recipient

A graveside ceremony is planned this weekend honoring a Korean War veteran whose Purple Heart was discovered by a dog digging in a Denver backyard.

Pueblo Chemical Depot looking to hire 50 more

US begins destroying its largest cache of chemical weapons

The U.S. Army has begun destroying the nation's largest remaining stockpile of chemical weapons.

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Fort Carson soldier injured during parachute jump

Fort Carson officials say a soldier was injured during a training parachute jump Wednesday morning.


Senators demand VA explain cost overruns at Denver hospital

The chairman and top Democrat on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee are demanding an explanation from the VA on huge costs overruns and construction delays at the new Denver veterans hospital.


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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.

Photographer honors veterans with portrait project

Photographer honors veterans with portrait project

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words.  For photographer Stacy Pearsall, each one of her pictures shares the story of a veteran -- stories that have often been forgotten or overlooked.


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