Schriever Air Force Base
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.
The Defense Department has awarded a $7.2 million contract to Raytheon Co. in Aurora for work on the Global Positioning System.
Colorado will have a net gain of 80 Air Force Reserve jobs as the military restructures amid a slowdown in defense spending.
The Air Force said it’s investigating how an airman managed to get his own handgun onto a sensitive air base in Colorado where he barricaded himself in a building for 10 hours before surrendering.
A gunman barricaded himself in a building at Schriever Air Force Base Monday morning.
An El Paso County sheriff’s deputy faces a charge for a car crash that killed an Air Force reservist.
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