Air Force & Colorado Springs

An air force, also known in some countries as an air army, is in the broadest sense, the national military organization that primarily conducts aerial warfare. Colorado Springs is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and most populous city of El Paso County, Colorado, United States. 5.0/5

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Air Force vs Boise State: GAME INFO. On 2016-11-25, at Colorado Springs-CO. Who wins, and why?.
Three subplots we'll watch when Air Force faces Boise State - Colorado Springs Gazette
Good morning from Colorado Springs. Here's my game preview for Boise State and Air Force. Plenty on the line...
Colorado Springs is home (again) to new head of Air Force Space Command - Colorado Springs Gazette
So are his followers. This is an awful display near an Air Force Base in Colorado Springs
Air Force falls to Southern Illinois in season opener - Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
When Georgia Tech's Eddie Lee Ivery set the single game rushing record in Colorado Springs, the head coach of Air Force was Bill Parcells.
either the Air Force Academy prep school, or University of Colorado in Colorado Springs
With light snow and temperatures in the teens, cadets at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, stand in formation as part of the football pregame ceremony. I was intrigued by the "coldness" of the image, the repetition of the cadets and their attire, and they mystery of "who are these people and what are they doing? what are they a part of?"
Air Force basketball crushed by CU in Boulder - Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
Really excited to head to Colorado Springs tomorrow. Playing in the snow Saturday against the Air Force Academy.
broomfield high school marching band performed yesterday at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. I am in the colorguard
Just got back from a great vacation. I visited my old stomping grounds of Grand Junction, Jefferson, and Boone, Iowa. Saw my friends, great people. Went to the Bad Lands of South Dakota, Wall S.D. and then Mt. Rushmore, and Deadwood. Went to Colorado to see kids and grand daughter at Fort Collins, then went to a football game at Colorado Springs between Air Force and Navy, visited Horsetooth, Then on to Kansas where we stayed at Dodge City, then to Rogers and visited Holly, then home! I wanted to go to Idaho to visit cousins, but time didn't allow.
So enjoyed my trip to Colorado Springs with Julie Fiory Lochmaier to visit Emma Claire. Air Force Academy is such an impressive place. Fun game too.
Air Force secondary puts primary focus on film study to identify, fix problems - Colorado Springs ... Google news
Vice President Joe Biden asked Air Force cadets during a graduation ceremony on Wednesday at the military college in Colorado Springs, Colorado to help create a ‘new world order’. “I
Today in USAFA history: - 1954: The Air Force Academy Site Selection Commission recommends that one of three sites be chosen as the academy’s home: Alton, Illinois; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. - 1959: The first class graduates. The ceremony was held in Arnold Hall, and it remains the only indoor graduation in Academy history. Secretary of the Air Force James Douglas and Air Force Chief of Staff General Thomas D. White officiated. The 207 graduates in the Class of ’59 began the “Long Blue Line.” - 1976: Air Force Cadet Regulation 50-1, Training: Fourth Class System, is published. It contains guidance for training the first female cadets, who would arrive later in the month.
Watch the skies! We welcome the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds back to Colorado Springs for the US Air Force...
  HAROLD RIDDERING, 79, known by family and friends as HAL, lost his 3 year battle with cancer on Monday, May 14, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Barbara of 58 years, three children – Letha Gilmore (Buddy), of Colorado Springs, CO, Scott (Kathy) of Carson City, NV and Wade (Deborah) of San Bernardino, CA, sister Lavona Morey (Gene) of Hot Springs Village, AR, and many extended family members including 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Hal was born May 23, 1932 in Jonesville, MI to Robert and Gladys Riddering; his father was a Michigan State Policeman. He was a loving husband, father, doting grandfather and great grandfather but also had a very adventurous life. Hal joined the U.S. Air Force in 1952 and at 21 years old was flying jet fighters training to kill MIGs in Korea. At 23 he was the Air Force equivalent of an airline captain flying passengers across the Atlantic Ocean. He and his growing family spent 3 years in Europe. During his 25 years in the service, he was an instructor pilot, pe ...
I would like to congratulate the seven district high school and college students that have been selected to attend a Military Academy this year. Four will be attending the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY and three will be enrolling at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. I commend these bright and dedicated young individuals for answering their country’s call to service!
Today is Armed Forces Day, and while I personally think about and thank all the men and women that have, are, or will serve everyday, I will take the time now to publicly thank everyone, family, friends and people I will never meet for their selfless service and dedication to these United States of America. Above all, I put my greatest thanks in my Dad, John Marley, for his 21 years of service and dedication to the Army and this country- from being out in the field all the time, to deployments, to teaching ROTC, to switching from being field artillery guy with cool red socks to working for the Air Force in Colorado Springs... thank you for everything, and hopefully one day I can follow in your footsteps. Love you, Padre!
Two of my Readiness Subcommittee amendments have just been adopted into the full NDAA. The markup session now stands in a recess of approximately half an hour. 1. Language requesting a GAO review of DOD Arctic Capabilities by February 6, 2015. This review is very important to US Northern Command (NORTHCOM) based at Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs. 2. Language requiring the DOD to conduct a joint land use study on the Air Force Academy, Peterson AFB, and Fort Carson to ensure that they continue to enjoy good relationships with the surrounding community moving into the future.
Today in USAFA history: - 1955: Models and photomurals are delivered by van to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center for an exhibit that would show architect Skidmore, Owings and Merrill’s design for the new Academy. Included in the exhibit were photos of the site taken in April by noted nature photographer Ansel Adams, a job for which he was paid $1005.62. - 1966: The Falcon Foundation gives the Academy the “Gallery of Great Airmen”, with its 67 portraits. The portraits are displayed in the exemplar area of Fairchild Hall. - 1986: The Association of Graduates names Russell Thayer Tutt II an Honorary Member. Mr. Tutt was a key member of Colorado Springs’ effort to win the Air Force Academy and a dominant figure in shaping the growth of Colorado Springs. Honorary membership is awarded to persons who have rendered outstanding service to the Air Force and/or the Academy. Membership is limited to 25 living persons. - 1988: The Tuskegee sculpture “The Black Airman” is dedicated. The statue, ...
Coronado IT teacher and robotics coach Bryce McLean has been selected as Teacher of the Year through the Lance P. Sijan Chapter of the Air Force Association to recognize classroom teachers for their accomplishments and achievements in exciting K-12 students about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses and preparing them to use and contribute to tomorrow’s technologies. Bryce will be eligible to compete at the regional and national levels. Each honoree will receive a check for $250, a Certificate of Excellence, an AFA tote bag, and a complimentary one-year Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Membership at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 6, at 6 PM at the Space Foundation in Colorado Springs.
Cowgirl Tennis Opens Up MW Play on the Road UW will face Air Force and New Mexico LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team will kick-off Mountain West play on the road this weekend. They will play the Air Force Falcons, on Friday, April 4, and the New Mexico Lobos, on Sunday, April 6. The match on Friday is set for 2:00 p.m. in Colorado Springs, while the Sunday match is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. in Albuquerque. The Cowgirls 6-6 overall record on the season and are coming off a 4-0 win against Tulane on Saturday. They are led by senior Veronica Popovici with an overall record of 15-9 this season. Junior Silviya Zhelyazkova currently sits at 12-12 overall and 6-5 in dual play this spring followed by freshman Dorottya Jonas with a 13-14 mark and Christa Gecheva with a 13-13 record. The Falcons are 14-6 overall and 1-1 in MW play on the season heading into the match. This will be the 25th meeting between the two schools. UW leads the series 16-6. The last time the two teams met was March 16, 2013 as the Cow ...
In the dorms at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, cadets have white boards attached to the outside of their doors for notices and personal messages. One cadet wrote a Bible verse on his and, naturally, someone found this 'offensive'. Actually, 29 cadets and 4 faculty and staff (26 of whom claimed to be Christian) complained. The verse was removed. In a revolt, cadets began writing verses from the Bible and the Quran on their boards. The president of the Military Religious Freedom Board has threatened to sue the Air Force if this isnt stopped (go figure). This, along with calls to remove crosses at roadside and military memorials, seems to be an ever increasing demand from athiests and politically correct Christians(?). You can dismiss these actions but, I would remind you that, just like liberals, enviromentalists, and *** activists, there is no such thing as 'enough'. There is no point when, having their requests satisfied, they stop demanding more. I remember a rehab facility when I was in Abil ...
Wyoming head basketball coach Larry Shyatt won't be courtside tonight when the Cowboys plays Air Force. Coach Shyatt reportedly took ill today in Colorado Springs and hopes to rejoin the team tomorrow at practice in Laramie. Assistant coach Allen Edwards will handle coaching duties tonight. Tonight's game tips at 7 on Bigfoot 99 with the pregame show starting at 6:30.
The Nebraska Men's Gymnastics team is in Colorado Springs for the Rocky Mountain Open at the Air Force Academy tomorrow night in the cadet west gym. Rotations begin at 6:00. Tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for youth. Let's show the gymnastics team Coloradans for Nebraska support all of our Huskers!
Air Force's MLB Spencer Proctor forces his way to top of depth chart - Colorado Springs Gazette
Colorado Springs tomorrow. Touring the Air Force Academy, Olympic Training Center, and a new town. More adventure awaits.
Laptop insurance - because accidents happen!
Air Force Bases unsure where second round of cuts will hit (Come on Congress, get fixing stuff already!)
Colorado Springs Gazette - mentions Austin Flues Air Force basketball recruit Matt Mooney out, at least for season, with broken fibula By Brent Briggeman Published: June 26, 2013 | 8:50 pm • 0 Matt Mooney was supposed to arrive in Colorado Springs this week and begin basic training with the incoming freshman class Thursday. Instead, the 6-foot-2 basketball player was headed for surgery Wednesday to repair a broken fibula with his future at the academy very much in doubt. Because the injury, suffered while riding a bicycle with his brother, will prevent Mooney from completing basic training he has been disqualified from entering the academy year. Mooney, a combo guard and an accomplished shooter, was one of just two freshmen expected to join the Falcons basketball team directly out of high school this year. Others will join via the prep school, but only Mooney and forward Austin Flues were set to join directly. Air Force coaches cannot publicly comment on players until they have officially entered the sc ...
If you are in any way considering donating to help those affected by the Black Forest Fire please read the following. This is an email I received from my veterinarian's office yesterday. Dr. Liz Harriger has been practicing at Quebec Highlands Animal Clinic for the last 10 years. We were all saddened to hear her home was a total loss last week in the Black Forest Fire. She was in Colorado Springs and attempted to go in to remove her personal valuables. The fire grew so quickly that her home was already under a complete evacuation. She was not allowed in. Fortunately her dogs, Opal and Seger, were safe at work. Dr. Harriger's family originally purchased this home when her father was in the Air Force. There are many years of memories in this home. Several people have expressed an interest in providing some kind of assistance as she is making a new start. We have opened a "For Benefit Of" account at Bank of the West for her. Checks should be made to "Carolyn Bowman FBO Liz Harriger". You can take ...
The fire in Colorado Springs, the Black Forest is where I grew up as a little started on Shoup Rd our old address..we had a log house.beautiful pines and red dirt roads in the early sixties...hoping and praying my friends in the forest's homes are alright.good memories of the Air Force Academy home of the Blue Angels...thoughts are with them...
Mr. William Reagor “Billy” Gunter, age 84, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2013, at Heritage Medical Center after an extended illness. A native of Bedford County, he was the son of the late Ewald Kahl Gunter and Jo Reagor Gunter. After attending MTSC (Middle Tennessee State College), he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. Following his years of work at Gunter Lumber Company, he was employed by the United States Postal Services for 32 years. He was a lifelong member and former Deacon/Elder of First Christian Church. He served as Secretary, Vice President, and President of the Shelbyville Lions Club. He loved all sports and was a dedicated fan of the Shelbyville Central High School ball teams. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Rhoda Russell Gunter of Shelbyville; a son, William Jed (Missy) Gunter of Chandler, Arizona; a daughter, Mary Jo (Jeff) Graham of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Ellen Graham (Joe) Osborne of Colorado Springs, CO, Mary Lee graham, of Murfrees ...
President Barack H. Obama cancelled the Thunderbird flyover over the Air Force Academy graduation today. In their absence, the National Museum of World War II Aviation in Colorado Springs and the Texas Flying Legends Museum of Houston plan to offer nine World War II-era planes to fly above the Air Force's newest second lieutenants. Included will be: two B-25J Mitchell bombers, two P-51D Mustang fighters, a P47D Thunderbolt fighter, a FG1D Corsair fighter, a P-40K Warhawk fighter, a FM2 Wildcat fighter and a TBM-3E Avenger bomber. Drury family is a huge fan of our WWII museum and we encourage you to make a contribution. TCA friends: Dr. Coulter is a big part of this museum.
In honor of National Military Appreciation Month the City of Colorado Springs will provide active duty military personnel free rides on its fixed-route city buses. This military appreciation program will last for the entire month of May and includes all active duty U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves. To ride free, active duty military personnel must present to the bus driver an active duty military ID card or wear the appropriate uniform at time of boarding. For additional information regarding Mountain Metropolitan Transit please visit, or call (719) 385-RIDE (7433).
March 8, 2013 Willard R. Martin Press-Republican CHAZY — Willard R. Martin Jr., 82, of Church Street, died early Tuesday morning, March 5, 2013, at his home. He was born in Chazy April 1, 1930, the son of Willard and Sarah Martin Sr. Willard graduated from Chazy Rural School in 1947 and enlisted into the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1948 to 1968. He was a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars, retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant. He married Phyllis Sinnott in Calif. in 1952. She predeceased him in 2007. In 1975, he graduated from Clinton Community College. Willard worked at the West Chazy Post Office for 27 years, retiring as Post Master in 1995. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Chazy, American Legion Post in Chazy and VFW Post in Champlain. Survivors include four sons and three daughters-in-law, Ted and Sherrie Martin of Colorado Springs, Colo., Willard and Carol Martin III of Chazy, David and Marjorie Martin of Denver, Colo., and John Martin of Poughkeepsie; a sister, Hellen Snow of AuS ...
The 2013 Warrior Games are slated for May 11-17, Colorado Springs, Colo. More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans are expected to participate in 2013 games. The competition will feature the following teams from the United States - Army, Marine Corps, Navy/Coast Guard, Air Force, and Special Operations - along with an international team from the United Kingdom. Athletes will compete in sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball, swimming, cycling, track & field, archery & competitive shooting. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the athletes or team members who place 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each event. The service with the most medals receives the Chairman's Cup. Adaptive sports and reconditioning are linked to a variety of benefits for wounded, ill, and injured service members across all branches of the military: less stress, reduced dependency on pain and depression medication, fewer secondary medical conditions (such as diabetes, hypertension), higher achievement in e ...
Hamilton was born to George and Betty Hamilton in Colorado Springs, Colorado. George and Betty now live in Vero Beach, Florida. He has an older brother named Scott, an older sister named Perry, and a younger sister named Cecily. His father was in the Air Force and his mother was a housewife. He first learned to play guitar from his brother, who got his first guitar when Tom was four years old. Hamilton is the tallest member of the band at 6'1". He is also the "funny one" of Aerosmith, always looking for chances to make jokes in interviews and also being one of the bigger talkers at interviews.[citation needed] According to the band's official website, Hamilton's favorite song by the band is "The Farm" (from the 1997 album Nine Lives). He married Terry Cohen in 1975 and they have two children, Julian and Sage.[3][4] In August 2006, he announced that he was diagnosed with throat and tongue cancer and completed a seven-week course of radiation and chemotherapy. He was forced to miss Aerosmith's Route of All ...
Obamacare has RFID Chip mandatory by March 2013! REPEAL Obamacare! VOTE ROMNEY/RYAN! PLAN TO KILL over 25 MILLION PEOPLE then over 75% of Americans! Obama agrees with a friend of his Bill Ayers! Oh my GOD! This video about Chemtrails is not part of Obamacare but is for DEPOPULATION! Obamacare is EVIL! You will hear them tal king about DEPOPULATION! YOU MUST WATCH THIS! After much prayer this is a bold statement but...I believe Barak Obama is actually the Anti-Christ! PLEASE read these 2 VIVID SHOCKING dreams about Barak Obama I had BEFORE the 2008 Election! Hi my name is Sandy Pool and I was born in California on Jan. 20, 1960 also John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s inauguration day the president known for his stand on Civil Rights. We soon moved to Colorado Springs before moving overseas to England. While in Colorado I remember how sad everyone was when JFK was shot and killed. I especially remember all the black people crying & grieving but I didn’t understand why. My Daddy was an Air Force officer so he alw ...
Army head football coach rebutting claims by Air Force head football coach about the "Awesome" location of West Point compared to the Air Force Academy: "I would argue, yes we are closer to New York City than they are," Ellerson said. "They are closer to Denver. Have you've ever been to Colorado Springs? They've got Colorado Springs at the gate. We have trees." Yes, West Point has lots of trees, lol!!
I have several IT positions open for those in the Colorado Springs area, please follow this link: the below Requisition # in the search field, contact me if interested in working for AECOM, a Fortune 500 company providing top-notch Information Technology and subject matter expertise across numerous disciplines. Requisition# 80283BR: The Cyber Space Network Defender is responsible for maintaining the security, integrity and robustness of a portion of the Air Force enterprise network. This includes the infrastructure (routers and switches), the boundary protection devices (firewalls and proxy servers), intrusion detection devices, software antivirus and anti-spam services and all core services. Requisition# 79345BR: The Infrastructure Tech supports the operations and maintenance (O&M) of all infrastructure equipment on classified and unclassified enterprise networks under the 561st Network Operations Squadron. Key services maintained either locally or remotely are: CISCO routers and switches, Sidewinder G2 ...
Just dropped Zach off at a friends Bar Mitzvah, Raul and Braden down in Colorado Springs celebrating Rod's retirement from the Air Force. Zach doesn't get picked up until 11:00. What should I do...laundry, clean house, read a book- looks like reading a book is winning so far!!!
To all our friends. Mary and I will be at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs on Friday, at the Air Force / Colorado State Football game on Saturday, returning to Green Valley, AZ on Monday, October 1st. Ralph
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Recruiters for the Air Force Academy were at school today. I was joking with them about tickets for Air Force games. We got to talking and they play Army on November 3rd. We have it in the works to take the team to Colorado Springs to watch the Air Force v Army game. It would be a great trip for our team. I think we can make this happen for the guys. So what are you Off We Go Into The Wild Blue Yonder or Over Hill Over Dale? Sorry navy no Anchors Away. Not a lot of water out here. As a matter of fact the pole of inaccessibility (point furtherest from and ocean) in North America is a just a very few miles south of Kyle. In North America, the continental pole of inaccessibility is in southwest South Dakota about eleven miles southeast of the town of Kyle, located 1,650 km (1,030 mi) from the nearest coastline at 43.36°N 101.97°W.[1]
I wanted to be fit and trim, (like Americas top model:short) sing on broadway, (act also), be a Denver Bronco Cheerleader, be the next Paula Deen(better), write a novel that out sells JK Rowlings, have a maid, a driver, an apartment in Manhattan, win a Tony, maybe an Academy Award, shop Rodeo drive, walk the red carpet, buy a mink from Macy's in New York (a marc jacobs one that cost around 30,000 dollars, (I did try one one (truth) it was 30,000 dollars, eat a $25000 dollar desert from serendipity in New York (I did try an 8.95 frozen hot chocolate from there, I bet it is not quite the same, buy a cartier watch, have a real tycoon diamond ring and have dinner with Rush Limbaugh and John Elway, (with my hubby of course), have sara evans, kelly clarkson, and shania twain, dolly parton, and reba over for dinner, (grill some steaks and sing a few songs), instead I served my country (Air Force), became a christian (oct 12, 1986), married a wonderful man, had dinner with Patty , Paula and Bridget (we sung a few ...
My Dad's obituary will be in tomorrow's Gazette. YOUNG Colonel Jack D. Young, Sr. (US Air Force Retired) Colonel Jack D. Young, Sr. (U.S. Air Force retired) died in Colo- rado Springs, CO on September 4, 2012. He was born June 12, 1923, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Fred R. Young and Ollie Mae McDublin Young. A Veteran of WWII, the Korean War, the Berlin Airlift (the one he always said "everyone forgets"), and Vietnam. He was a pilot who flew B25's, and a highly decorated officer, to include two Purple Hearts. He joined the Army Air Corps and graduated from pilot training in 1942, in Pampa, Texas. During his 33 year military career he moved all over the world with his family. They were stationed in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Goose Bay, Lab- rador, Scotland, Massachusetts, Florida, Kansas, and Colorado. He was NOT your typical military officer. His sense of fun and adventure resulted in him losing his pilot's license when he ful- filled a promise to "buzz" a fellow airman's parent's house in the town of Li ...
It's a final from Colorado Springs. ISU Falls 49-21 to Air Force. Kevin Yost 355 yards and 2 TDs to Josh Hill. Positives there for next week
Other scores from 'round the Mountain: Air Force getting militant with Idaho State, 42-21 in the 4th in Colorado Springs.
August 29 In History by Famous Daily: 1965 - The Gemini V made a big return to earth by landing in the Atlantic Ocean. 1958 - In Colorado Springs, Arizona the U.S Air Force Academy Opens for the undergraduate education of Air Force officer candidates. 1922 - WEAF-AM in New York broadcast the first radio advertisement. 1916 - The Philippine Autonomy Act is passed by the United States, an Act or law which acted as the constitution of the Philippines for years. 1898 - The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, is founded.
Coming to the end of a great adventure with Rachel. We have been to Flagstaff AZ , Mesa Verde National Park (Cliff dwellings of the anasazi), Colorado Springs (Air Force Academy), Boulder CO, Vail CO (to the top), Salt Lake City UT, Boise ID, Bend OR. Tomorrow we will visit Crater Lake on the way to our home in Crescent City. We have been visiting colleges, ROTC programs , and THE AF Academy! Rest now for a bit before heading south toward home.
On May 23, Jay Zeigler graduated from the United States Air Fore Academy. He is the son and stepson of Lisa and Ryan Hoffert and grandson of Donald and Peggy Miller, of Shoemakersville. Eleven of his family members went to Colorado Springs, Colo., for the week of graduation festivities. President Ob...
The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA or Air Force)[2] is a military school for officer candidates for the United States Air Force. Its campus is located immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. The Academy's stated mission is "to educate, train, and ins...
Someone sent this to me and I had to share... No Words Anyone who knows me knows that I am seldom at a loss for words; be they the cadets I taught at the Air Force Academy, veterans who have attended my classes on job searching, or my friends at the Back East Bar who have been dumb enough to disrespect the Dallas Cowboys. All that changed on Sunday, 1 July 2012. As most of you know, my family and I were evacuated from our home in the Mountain Shadows area of Colorado Springs due to the Waldo Canyon wildfires. We left on Saturday and moved into a hotel downtown. On Tuesday the fire crested the hill across the street from our home. Over the next few hours it devastated our neighborhood totally destroying 347 homes. I was able to verify on Wednesday morning, via binoculars, that our home was still standing but five of my immediate neighbors were not so lucky. On Sunday, 1 July, I was able to go back to my home for a few hours to *** damage, etc. As I drove up Flying W Ranch Road everything looked no .. ...
FUNDRAISER-IN-CHIEF’: OBAMA REPORTEDLY BEGS DONORS FOR MORE MONEY ABOARD Air Force One The Daily Beast is making news after obtaining a number of tapes in which the president reportedly pleaded with donors for more money sounding, according to the Daily Beast, “weary” and “a tad worried.” Described as a “rambling conference call” from Air Force One, the president allegedly spoke for 18 minutes about how Democrats are in danger of being outspent, in danger of losing Congress, and even in danger of losing the presidency. The Daily Beast writes: “The majority [of people] on this call maxed out to my campaign last time. I really need you to do the same this time,” the president said in a highly unusual (and presumably legal) fundraising pitch from Air Force One on his way back to Washington from Colorado Springs, where he’d been assessing the terrible damage caused by uncontained wildfires. A special phone on the government aircraft is dedicated to political calls that are paid for by the ...
Pres. Obama was in Colorado Springs today to survey the damage caused by the fires. He actually walked through the fire damaged area's and talked to some of the firemen there-Pres. Bush observed the damage from Air Force 1 to the damage done by Hurricane Katrina in New Orlean's -I wonder how many of these firemen who are risking their lives to fight these fire's and are inhaling all that smoke actually have health coverage -
Multiple Walmarts across the country have been victim to bomb threats in recent days. The Waldo Canyon Fire, near Colorado Springs, has burned more than 18,500 acres of land, forcing the evacuation of at least 32,000 people and threatening more than 20,000 structures in the area, including many homes of military families. Four C-130 aircraft equipped with U.S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) have so far flown 47 sorties dropping more than 100,000 gallons of fire retardant. Acting under immediate response authorities, the Army has provided bulldozers, other heavy equipment and hundreds of soldiers to cut fire breaks. Twenty two fire trucks from five military bases, including the academy, have joined the effort. Military personnel are providing housing, meals and medical care at temporary shelters on Peterson Air Force Base and Fort Carson.
Dear Colorado, I am praying for you. When i was a kid I took many trips to Colorado to visit your beautiful rolling hills and beautiful mountain tops. One year we were promised a trip to Florida but that fell through at the last minute. We went to Colorado Springs that summer instead with my parents, grandparents, and my two sisters. We went to Waldo Canyon that summer and visited the Air Force Academy, Garden of the Gods. That place is amazing. We also have went to Manitu Springs, and Durango and Silverton, and even chased the train on the Million Dollar Highway. There is much more to list To my Family in Colorado I Love You and Thank You for te GREAT adventures and tours of Colorado
Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) will be joining President Obama aboard Air Force One as he flies to Colorado Springs on Friday, June 29 to visit the Waldo Canyon Fire site and meet with firefighters.
Was just looking at some updates for the Waldo Canyon Fire. Looks like 346 homes have been destroyed so far. The "Flying W" ranch has burned to the ground. All access to Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, and Air Force Academy is halted. Still more than 30,000 folks evacuated in and around Colorado Springs...
Brilliant, USA Today just said that there was a "fire at the edge of the Air Force Academy, in Boulder, and threatening Colorado Springs." Dolts. Boulder is 85 miles away from Colorado Springs. The Air Force Academy is on Colorado Spring's north side, being threatened by the same fire that threatens the city and environs. Hire some freakin' copy editors, will ya?
Many of you have asked about the Waldo Canyon Fire near and in Colorado Springs. The fire has consumed 18,500 acres up to date. It did not spread much yesterday but did spread into the Air Force Academy a little and the Air Force is taking care of that along with non-military firefighters. We have over 2000 firefighters combating this fire. They have literally been in a war with this fire and as the news people are saying that this fire is of epic proportions.
Colorado wildfires: Several fires explode across Front Range; Air Force Academy evacuated (news reported on June 27) An apocalyptic plume of smoke covered Colorado's second-largest city (Colorado Springs) as thousands of people forced to evacuate clogged Interstate June 23 article: GOP lawmaker claim Air Force is 'hostile toward religion' The 66 lawmakers said the changes can be traced back to a memo last year from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz that said chaplains, “not commanders,” are expected to notify airmen of chaplains’ religious programs. The lawmakers said this suggested “that the mere mention of these programs is impermissible” and that combined with the other incidents, goes “beyond the requirements of the Constitution.” “The changes lend credence to the notion that the Air Force will remove any reference to God or faith that an outside organization brings to its attention,” they wrote. Among the incidents: A decision to remove a Latin reference to "God" from a ...
The Waldo Canyon wildfire burns near Colorado Springs, June 26, 2012. (Gaylon Wampler/AP) A fast-moving wildfire near Colorado Springs forced as many as 32,000 residents to be evacuated on Tuesday, as the blaze—fueled by 65 mph winds—jumped a perimeter set by firefighters trying desperately to contain it. [How to help: Donate to the American Red Cross Colorado] The Waldo Canyon Fire—which was first spotted Saturday near Pikes Peak—doubled in size overnight to more than 24 square miles, according to the Associated Press. The blaze has destroyed an unknown number of homes, caused roads to be closed and shut down part of the U.S. Air Force Academy. About 2,100 residents of the academy's campus were told to evacuate on Tuesday. No deaths or injuries have been reported. Fire officials said the fire was just 5 percent contained, and dry, searing triple-digit heat in Colorado was not helping. [Slideshow: Tens of thousands flee Colorado wildfire] "This is a firestorm of epic proportions," Colorado Springs ...
Pray for our brothers and sisters stationed at Fort Carson and the Air Force case you weren't aware, this is Colorado Springs, CO
Asking you all to remember to pray for Colorado. I LOVE Colorado, especially Colorado Springs where I got saved in 1974 and which is on fire right now, with thousands being evacuated. Tons of Christian authors and ministries are located in and around the Springs. The famous Flying W Ranch has already been lost and several other landmarks are in danger. Even the Air Force Academy has been evacuated! My brother and sister-in-law live there, plus several friends. Please pray that the fires will be contained with no loss of life and no more loss of property!
Off to work this morning but wanted to update the fire situation here in Colorado. The Waldo Canyon Fire is dangerously close to the city of Colorado Springs. There is a preevacuation order for parts of the Air Force Academy. Also, many of you know of the castle Glen Eyrie owned by the Navigators. Well it is in the burn area also. No news on whether or not is Ok but .The fire near us is still burning as well and a new fire erupted (lightning caused) yesterday south of Boulder and it is 0% contained. Please continue to pray for rain, relief rom the heat, the firefighters, the people who have lost their homes, and the people who are possibly in harms way.
Video on Wildfires have devastated the Mountain Shadows neighborhood of Colorado Springs, destroying many homes. KUSA’s Chris Vanderveen reports.
Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes around Colorado Springs, Colo. as the Waldo Canyon Fire consumed more than 5,000 acres, the Denver Post reported. High winds and 100-plus-degree temperatures have worked against firefighters.
Photos from the Waldo Canyon Fire near Garden of the Gods west of Colorado Springs.
The High Park fire, the one near Fort Collins is 65 percent contained. The firefighters made great strides today in spite of gusts of up to 45 mph and record high temperatures. The bad news is a fire burning down south has set northwest Colorado Springs on fire. 32,000 people have been evacuated. The wind shifted and . in just seven hours the fire burned all the way to I-25 with at least 1700 homes threatened and the Air Force Academy shut down. I think they are using its air strip as a staging area for air support. I believe there is at least one C-130, a humongous airplane full of water, on this fire. Good luck down there, this fire might be worse than High Park. I hope everybody stays alive. This fire looks very bad.
Manitou Springs safe for now as high winds forcing fire to the north. I'm fine in my home for now, but packed to flee if we get another evacuation notice. The Northwest side of Colorado Springs ablaze, homes burning, 32,000 people evacuated. Even the south part of the Air Force Academy is evacuating. More hot, dry, windy weather in forecast.
This is from my brother David Edwards. His children and their mother and her family live right where all this is happening. PLEASE EVERYONE, pray that they get control of this fire and pray for the fireman. My grandson Tanner is one of those fire fighters, pray they will be safe and our Lord will shine upon them to get this fire out. David Edwards This is the worst thing ever to happen to Colorado Springs. The devastation on the internet video feed is incredible! The fire is close to where I used to live near the border of Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs near Garden of the ))Gods ...park (I don't know if my former residence has burned or not?). The "Flying W Ranch," sadly, was lost. That was a great place to take one's family the past 60 years. Now, it's gone. Also, they are evacuating Air Force housing at the US Air Force Academy. This is now been designated the "Number 1" fire in the United States--ironic, in light of the National Firemens' Memorial is located in Colorado Springs. Here are the vide ...
There is a fire very close to Colorado Springs, they have evacuated some of the homes from Garden of the Gods toward the Air Force Academy and also Manitou Springs. It is sort of scary, but my house is all the way across the city. Also it was 100 degrees here yesterday. Thought I was back in Las Vegas.
Laura and I had a great time today and yesterday celebrating our 8th anniversary in Colorado Springs. Air Force chapel, Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City and a sweet chocolate shop in downtown Springs: great time of R&R. Grateful to Laura's mom for watching our chillins and absolutely blessed to be married to a godly, supportive and fun wife. Looking forward to however long God gives us together sweetie: I love you!
JUST WHAT WE NEED... OBAMA CAUSING TRAFFIC JAMS... he Colorado Springs police department says the presidential visit to the Air Force Academy tomorrow could impact graduation traffic for Wasson and Dougherty High Schools. Colorado Springs Police Department is advising travelers to expect significant road closures. Please plan to leave early to insure you have plenty of time to arrive at your special event. Police say they are attempting to do everything possible to minimize traffic delays and appreciate your understanding.
I love living in Colorado Springs at this time of year. Air Force Academy graduation - Thunderbirds practicing for the big day tomorrow - breathtaking! Their flight pattern goes right over and over and over our house. It's really fun to see people come out of all the stores and office buildings to see the "Birds." The show will be really great tomorrow and I have a beautiful view from school - Thunderbirds, Air Force Academy and Pikes Peak - WOW!
50 Years Ago - May 10, 1962 seventeen graduating Seniors from Bronson High School took the school bus to Omaha to board the Rock Island train at 11:05 P.M. for Colorado Springs, Co for a three day weekend arriving at 8:45 A.M. Some of the sights included Pikes Peak, Air Force Academy, Garden of the Gods, the Zoo, Will Rogers Shrine and stayed at the Antlers Hotel. Only 50 Years Ago this evening! ;)
Wounded, ill and injured troops from the Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and the British Armed Forces gathered at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs on April 30th to mark the official start of the 2012 Warrior Games. See more pictures at
I Just had a birthday chat with Bonnie; my baby is 31 can't believe it! Feeling a little verklempt today. Went into labor with her during a Billy Preston concert in Colorado Springs and she popped out 4 hours later after the doctor had gone home to take a nap! Gotta love that Air Force military medicine! Going to City Creek and Cheesecake Factory next week to celebrate. She is so beautiful and said granddaughter Millie had a fall and got chin stitches...ouch...sweet Millie's following the female klutz tradition in the family!
Reports of sexual assault at West Point, the Naval Academy and the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs,...
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