Aurora middle-school teacher Dr. David Benke was honored for his heroism during a school shooting with a complimentary flight from the Air Force’s Thunderbirds. Continue Reading Colorado hero flies with Thunderbirds

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Sometimes it seems good samaritans can be hard to find in today’s society.
Spc. Timothy George, a medic assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, proved to be one such person.
Continue Reading Soldier renders aid to crash victim

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Jeremy Russeau went from watching “The Hangover” to being run over in a crosswalk on a busy Colorado Springs street Oct. 16.
Fortunately for Russeau, combat lifesaver Sgt. 1st Class Travion Smith, Fort Carson’s Warrior Transition Battalion, and his friend, Tech. Sgt. Rodney Reed, Peterson Air Force Base’s 21st Space Wing, were heading north on Academy Boulevard moments after the accident.
Continue Reading Soldier, Airman rescue hit-and-run victim

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Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who saved U.S. Airways Flight 1549 with a heroic water landing in January, returned to the roots of his aviation career here Wednesday to accept a coveted flight award from the Air Force Academy, his alma mater. Continue Reading Hero of the Hudson visits alma mater

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Airman 1st Class Brendan Kiser smelled something strange from his apartment’s vent Sunday night and investigated it, discovering a fire that broke out in his neighbor’s apartment March 15. Continue Reading Airman evacuates 28 from apartment fire

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