Peterson Air Force Base
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.
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.
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.
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.
President Barack Obama will tour wildfire-stricken Colorado Friday, where thousands of people have been displaced by out-of-control blazes.
A San Diego company has been awarded a $7 million contract for advisory and assistance services to the Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base.
An Air Force airman is back in military custody after two days on the run.
An Airman assigned to the 21st Space Wing fled from custody Wednesday while returning to Teller County Jail.
The Air Force Space Command says its men and women who aren’t assigned to flying operations can no longer wear flight suits or Air Force leather jackets after Oct. 1.
Colorado will have a net gain of 80 Air Force Reserve jobs as the military restructures amid a slowdown in defense spending.