About 20 educators, most from around the Colorado Springs area, took up a recent invitation from the Army to visit El Paso County’s Fort Carson military base for the day.
Military Appreciation Day is an annual tradition at the state Capitol.
The Air Force Academy reported 21 assaults, and saw sexual harassment on the rise against male students.
Sgt. Jason Mitchell McClary, 24, was one of four service members killed in the explosion last Tuesday.
Air Force’s football team takes on Colorado State University Thanksgiving Day, and Aurora will be there to greet fans.
At least 82,000 veterans have not received their housing allowances on time, including 1,500 at Colorado State University.
Aurora is the Academy’s official and oldest mascot. She doesn’t fly at football games, but attends most away games to greet fans.
Army officials at West Point apologized Sunday for the injuries to the 22-year-old bird named Aurora and promised a full investigation.
The restoration includes replacing the chapel’s aluminum skin, removing and cleaning 24,000 stained-glass tiles, stiffening the steel superstructure and adding a water barrier.
The plant is destroying 780,000 shells containing 2,500 U.S. tons of mustard agent under an international treaty.