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SunLit Interview: “Alpha” author David Philipps faced barriers of silence and suspicion

David Philipps is a Colorado native living in Colorado Springs.  His first job was with the Colorado Springs Gazette, where he worked as a paperboy in his youth and in 2014 won the Pulitzer Prize for a report exposing how soldiers at Fort Carson who showed post-deployment symptoms of PTSD and traumatic brain injury often […]

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SunLit Excerpt: In “Alpha,” moments of calm before the Navy SEALs’ world changes

Editor’s note: This excerpt contains some profanity. The ring of vibrating brass Tibetan bowls filled the silent room. It flowed across sailors and Marines stretched out on their backs with their eyes closed. The ancient, wordless chorus of the bells played from a recording in the corner of the room, lapping at the present and […]

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Colorado’s 4-star Gen. Laura Richardson returns to MSU Denver, talks career paths and new command

Last week, Army Gen. Laura Richardson stood before the fall graduation class of Metropolitan State University of Denver as one of its most distinguished alumnae, delivering the keynote address for an institution she had attended since she was a high school sophomore seeking aviation-related classes on the way to earning her pilot’s license. And while […]