Posted 8:23 PM 5/17/2013 by Jennifer Horbelt
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO- A big name is putting big efforts into making sure our local veterans and first responders get the support they deserve.
A golf tournament on Monday in Colorado Springs benefits the (More)...
Posted 7:33 PM 5/16/2013 by Andy Koen
COLORADO SPRINGS - The number of active duty soldiers stationed at Fort Carson has steadily risen over the past six years. However, constant deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan have often hidden how big of a change has taken place.
In the coming months, the full scale of those troop (More)
Posted 10:46 AM 5/14/2013 by Patricia Collier
ABOARD THE USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (AP) - The U.S. Navy says it has successfully launched an unmanned aircraft from the deck of an aircraft carrier.The Navy says in a news release that the launch was completed Tuesday morning aboard the USS George H.W. Bush in the Atlantic Ocean. The X-47B is (More)
Posted 12:41 PM 5/13/2013 by Patricia Collier
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) - A military judge has found Army Sgt. John Russell guilty of premeditated murder in the 2009 killings of five fellow service members at a combat stress clinic in Iraq.Russell now faces a sentencing phase to determine whether he will face life in prison (More)
Posted 10:10 PM 5/12/2013 by Tony Spehar - firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2013 Warrior Games continued on Sunday with Great Britain's Prince Harry wrapping up his visit to Colorado Springs while the fierce competition continued.
Cycling, wheelchair basketball and sitting volley ball were the events of the day.
In one of the first games in the wheelchair (More)
Posted 3:36 PM 5/10/2013 by Connie Murphy
WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior U.S. military official says Marines and other American forces in Europe have been placed on a heightened state of alert in response to a deteriorating security situation in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. The alert order applies to a U.S. special operations (More)
Posted 12:06 AM 5/10/2013 by Eric Ross
A troubling arrest in Virginia is pushing a decade old Air Force Academy sex scandal back into the headlines.
An Air Force officer who ran the branch's sexual assault prevention unit is now charged with sexual assault.
Following the 2003 nationwide scandal, the Department of Defense (More)
Posted 3:11 PM 5/8/2013 by Kirsten Bennett
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans on Wednesday renewed charges that the Obama administration is covering up information about last year's deadly assault in Benghazi, Libya, drawing an angry rebuke from Democrats who accused the GOP of politicizing the issue at a jam-packed hearing. (More)...
Posted 9:37 PM 5/7/2013 by Tony Spehar - email@example.com
It's been over two-months since the "sequester" began, in the debate leading up to the deadline when $1-trillion in automatic federal spending cuts went into effect lawmakers on both sides of the aisle warned of the dire consequences the nation would face if the sequester happened. So, what has (More)
Posted 9:20 PM 5/5/2013 by Tony Spehar - firstname.lastname@example.org
Two Air Force Academy graduates, including one woman who lived in Colorado Springs for some time, were killed when their plane crashed in Kyrgyzstan on Friday.
According to information released by Department of Defense on Sunday Capt. Victoria Pinckney, 27, Capt. Mark Voss,27, and Tech. Sgt. (More)...
Posted 2:32 PM 5/4/2013 by Monica Gouty
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - It's been a deadly for Americans in Afghanistan.Seven U.S. service members have been killed. The U.S.-led coalition reports five were killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, and coalition spokesman Capt. Luca Carniel confirmed that all five were (More)
Posted 2:02 AM 5/2/2013 by Garrett Boyd
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Fort Carson is formally saying goodbye to one of its top commanders. A retreat ceremony on Thursday will honor Brig. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves, deputy commanding general for maneuver of the 4th Infantry Division. Gonsalves' next job is director of (More)
Posted 3:13 PM 5/1/2013 by Juice Godfrey
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - Army helicopter training planned for Chatfield State Park has been postponed because of a spring snowstorm.
Helicopters from Fort Carson had planned water-based exercises at the park southwest of Denver on Wednesday.
There was no immediate word on when the training would be rescheduled.
Posted 7:53 PM 4/30/2013 by Juice Godfrey
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - Chatfield State Park south of Denver is hosting water-based training for Fort Carson-based soldiers Wednesday.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say military helicopters and soldiers will be in the area during the day. The training won't involve any weapons or munitions.
Park officials say agencies spent months planning for the exercise.
Posted 4:34 PM 4/29/2013 by Juice Godfrey
GYPSUM, Colo. (AP) - One of the premiere high altitude aviation training facilities in the United States has opened in Colorado. The Colorado Army National Guard post celebrated the opening of the new building on Friday at the Eagle County Airport. According to KCNC-TV (More)
Posted 10:23 AM 4/22/2013 by JD Downing
(AP) - Experts are gathering in Aurora to study post-traumatic stress disorder in an effort to help military veterans.
Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Republican Rep. Mike Coffman have organized a task force that includes medical experts, psychologists and Colorado veterans.
The meeting on Monday will explore assistance currently available to veterans and what Congress can do to help.