Hal BidlackHal BidlackMarch 23, 20186min273

Did you know that Colorado is a nuclear power? OK, that may be overstating it a bit, but did you at least know that it is home to a number of intercontinental ballistic missiles? It’s not a secret, it’s the 321st Strategic Missile Squadron, based out of F.E. Warren Air Force Base up the road in Cheyenne, Wyoming. How do I know, besides a Wikipedia search? I was there. My Air Force career began as an ICBM launch officer at Warren, back in the early 1980s. During my days pulling alerts, I visited Colorado often, as several of the Squadron’s ICBM control sites are just inside the Colorado border.


Al DownsAl DownsNovember 27, 20177min654

Congress was considering giving billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX a monopoly over military space launches. Luckily, the language was stripped before the bill’s final passage, offering an important reminder that, in a society that values economic prosperity and opportunity, a legally sanctioned monopoly is more than counterproductive; it is cheating.


Regina ThomsonRegina ThomsonOctober 27, 20174min406

Earlier this month, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado's 6th Congressional District was named to the House Armed Services Conference Committee. In this role, the long-serving House Armed Services Committee member will work with other selected members of the House and Senate to hammer out differences regarding the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Agreement (NDAA).