military http://krcc.org en How to Win A Pulitzer: An Interview with Gazette reporter Dave Philipps http://krcc.org/post/how-win-pulitzer-interview-gazette-reporter-dave-philipps <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Gazette Reporter and Colorado Springs native Dave Philipps <a href="http://gazette.com/the-gazette-and-reporter-dave-philipps-win-pulitzer-prize/article/1518222">won the Pulitzer Prize yesterday</a> for his investigative report “Other Than Honorable,” published last May. KRCC’s Noel Black spoke with Philipps about the award, the story and how it affected him.</p><p>Click <a href="http://cdn.csgazette.biz/soldiers/index.html">HERE</a> to read "Other Than Honorable".</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:57:35 +0000 Noel Black 17757 at http://krcc.org How to Win A Pulitzer: An Interview with Gazette reporter Dave Philipps Cuts Planned at USAFA http://krcc.org/post/cuts-planned-usafa <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Air Force Academy is planning a series of cuts as part of the Pentagon’s 2015 budget proposal.&nbsp;</span>KRCC's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eliza </span>Densmore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p><p>The cuts would eliminate three percent of the Academy’s workforce and 10 academic majors at the school.&nbsp;Degrees in biochemistry, environmental engineering, and philosophy are among the proposed cuts.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:11:17 +0000 Eliza Densmore 15902 at http://krcc.org Cuts Planned at USAFA Study Finds Higher Rate of Texting & Driving Among Never-Deployed Military http://krcc.org/post/study-finds-higher-rate-texting-driving-among-never-deployed-military <p>A study by USAA finds higher rates of texting while driving among service members who have never been deployed than among those who have.&nbsp; KRCC’s Elaina Formby reports.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The company’s study shows more than half of active-service military who have never been deployed admit to texting while driving, as compared to 39% of those previously deployed. The rate dips another five percent for service members within six months of returning from deployment.</span></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:58:01 +0000 Elaina Formby 14533 at http://krcc.org Study Finds Higher Rate of Texting & Driving Among Never-Deployed Military Civilian Workers of Area Military Installations Impacted by Shutdown http://krcc.org/post/civilian-workers-area-military-installations-impacted-shutdown <p></p><p>Civilian workers across military installations in the Pikes Peak region are feeling the effects of the federal government shutdown.&nbsp; At the Air Force Academy, more than 1,000 civilians are furloughed, while 450 employees are exempt and will continue to work.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 03:30:01 +0000 Martha Perez-Sanz & Kate Dunn 9437 at http://krcc.org Civilian Workers of Area Military Installations Impacted by Shutdown Task Force Discusses PTSD http://krcc.org/post/task-force-discusses-ptsd <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 0, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif, veranda, Veranda; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">Veterans and other military leaders gathered at the state capitol yesterday to talk about ways to improve treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Colorado Senator Mark Udall and Congressman Mike Coffman put a task force together to recommend better federal policies. Bente&nbsp;Birkeland has more from the capitol.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:33:00 +0000 Bente Birkeland 7182 at http://krcc.org Task Force Discusses PTSD Study Says Deployment Issues Play Little Role in Military Suicides http://krcc.org/post/study-says-deployment-issues-play-little-role-military-suicides <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1724276" target="_blank">A new study</a> finds deployment-related factors like combat experience or days deployed have little or no influence on suicide rates. &nbsp;KRCC's Andrea Chalfin has more from one doctor who's researching suicide in the military.</p><p></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 01:00:42 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 6764 at http://krcc.org Study Says Deployment Issues Play Little Role in Military Suicides Studying Suicide in the Military http://krcc.org/post/studying-suicide-military <p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px; ">In 2012, the U.S. military&rsquo;s suicide rate surpassed combat deaths. Clinical Psychologist Craig Bryan has made suicide prevention his mission. This January, Dr. Bryan&rsquo;s research brought him to Colorado Springs&rsquo; Fort Carson, where he was conducting his second study on mental health treatments. KRCC&rsquo;s Andrea Chalfin sat down then to talk about his research&ndash;and how the very characteristics that make an effective soldier can also lead to increased suicide risk.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:33:00 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 4920 at http://krcc.org Studying Suicide in the Military