Peterson Air Force Base

(credit: United States Air Force Academy)

Military Plays Huge Role In Fighting Black Forest Fire

Part of the federal response to the Black Forest Fire is the huge role the military has played in battling the fire.

06/15/2013

Troops helped fight the Black Forest Fire burning north of Colorado Springs. (credit: CBS)

Military Teams Up With Firefighters To Battle Black Forest Fire

Military units helped fight the Black Forest Fire from the air. Troops from Peterson Air Force Base, the Air Force Academy and the Colorado National Guard have been instrumental in the battle.

06/14/2013

A Chinook helicopter from Fort Carson (credit: CBS)

Military Joins Wildfire Fight Much Faster Than Last Year

Federal and military resources have joined the wildfires fight much more quickly compared to the wildfires last year.

06/12/2013

Missile Commanders Lt. (L) and Lt. Col. Ken Reed confirm a launch warning over the phone during a practice drill at the North America Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Cheyenne Mountain Complex in November 1999.  (credit: MARK LEFFINGWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

NORAD Observes 55th Anniversary

The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating its 55th anniversary.

05/09/2013

(credit: CBS)

Spending Cuts Could Cost Colorado $48M In Wages

The Colorado economy could lose more than $48 million in wages over the next few months if automatic spending cuts take effect and the military puts civilian employees on intermittent furloughs without pay, a Colorado Springs business official said Thursday.

02/21/2013

A C-130 drops slurry on the Flagstaff Fire. (credit: CBS)

Military Considers Joining Fighting Wildfires Sooner

Military and civilian officials are weighing whether to make it easier to call in military planes to help fight wildfires, a top general said Wednesday.

01/23/2013

(credit: noradsanta.org)

Volunteers Track Santa’s Progress, Answer Calls

Volunteers have pulled on their Santa hats, and are answering phone lines and monitoring wall-size tracking screens as NORAD Tracks Santa begins its 57th annual goodwill mission.

12/24/2012

Peterson Air Force Base (credit: CBS)

Military Copters, Rescuers From Peterson AFB On Alert For Superstorm

The military has placed helicopters and rescue teams on alert and dispatched medical planners to help cope with the damage from a superstorm on the East Coast.

10/29/2012

A C-130 drops slurry on the Flagstaff Fire. (credit: CBS)

1932 Law Prevents Military From Initially Offering Aircraft To Fight Wildfires

Wildfires destroyed some 600 homes and burned more than 100,000 acres in Colorado during the past two months and several homeowners contacted 4 On Your Side Investigator Rick Sallinger to ask where the military was when the fires broke out.

07/16/2012

President Obama arrived at Peterson Air Force Base to visit the Waldo Canyon Fire on Friday afternoon. (credit: CBS)

Obama Visits Colorado To Tour Wildfire Damage

President Barack Obama will tour wildfire-stricken Colorado Friday, where thousands of people have been displaced by out-of-control blazes.

06/29/2012

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