Posted 1:24 PM 4/6/2013 by AP Posted by Tony Spehar
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) - Six Americans and an Afghan doctor have been killed in Afghanistan today.In the south, three U.S. service members, two U.S. civilians and the doctor were killed when a suicide bomber detonated a car full of explosives just as a convoy with the (More)
Posted 6:13 PM 4/4/2013 by Connie Murphy
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense officials say an Army major general with the U.S. Africa Command has been relieved of his post in connection with alcohol and sexual misconduct charges. He has appealed the dismissal to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
Officials say Maj. Gen. Ralph Baker, commander (More)
Posted 8:05 PM 4/1/2013 by Matt Stafford
Along with the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade that's currently being established at Fort Carson, the Mountain Post is hosting the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Riley in Kansas.
This will bring an extra 250 soldiers and 20 helicopters, approximately, for training. They're using the (More)
Posted 9:41 AM 3/31/2013 by Matt Stafford
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A large canvas tent that served as George Washington's home and command center during the Revolutionary War is being duplicated down to the finest stitch.The tent, also called a marquee, is being reproduced this summer as part of a new partnership between the (More)
Posted 5:35 PM 3/29/2013 by JD Downing
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - A male airman who works at the Air Force Academy is facing charges of aggravated sexual contact and abusive sexual contact against a female enlisted airman.The academy said Friday that a squadron commander brought the charges Thursday. The airmen's (More)
Posted 10:19 PM 3/27/2013 by Annie Snead
Funds are restored for the military tuition assistance program.This, just weeks after the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force announced they were suspending it, due to sequester.The program offers up to $4,500 a year to help pay for college.Now, instead of cutting the programs, the (More)
Posted 10:11 AM 3/24/2013 by Matt Stafford
WASHINGTON (AP) - VA Secretary Eric Shinseki is standing by his commitment to end the disability claims backlog by 2015.Veterans receive disability compensation for injuries or illness incurred during their active military service. About 600,000 claims, or 70 percent of all claims (More)
Posted 1:10 PM 3/21/2013 by AP Posted by Tony Spehar
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon says it will delay furlough notices for its civilian employees for about two weeks while officials analyze how Congressional funding changes will affect the cuts.A senior defense official says that as many as 10 percent of the department's 800,000 (More)
Posted 9:57 PM 3/20/2013 by Matt Stafford
Across the country Wednesday people rallied, upset with federal budget cuts.
"Repeal sequestration! Repeal sequestration!" a group in Colorado Springs chanted outside of Congressman Doug Lamborn's office.
Several of the protestors were government employees of various forms. They say (More)
Posted 8:15 PM 3/19/2013 by Matt Stafford
"On my orders, coalition forces have begun striking selected targets of military importance to undermine Saddam Hussein's ability to wage war," President George W. Bush told to the American people and the world on March 19th, 2003
It's been ten years since that day, and a lot has changed (More)
Posted 8:22 PM 3/18/2013 by Matt Stafford
"I'd die for my country, and in a heartbeat," says George Barnes, an Iraq War veteran who spent the end of his career at Fort Carson before being medically discharged from the Army.
Barnes did nearly die for his country. While in Iraq, a rocket-propelled grenade hit the door of his (More)
Posted 11:38 AM 3/17/2013 by Lacey Steele
A sailor from Pueblo is awarded the Purple Heart.
Brandon Bernal, 26, was given the Purple Heart this past Friday.
He was assigned to a naval mobile construction battalion when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.
That happened back in August of 2010 in Afghanistan.
He received the Purple Heart for the injuries he sustained.
Posted 9:57 PM 3/16/2013 by Tony Spehar - firstname.lastname@example.org
A funeral service for the first African-American graduate of the Air Force Academy was held on Saturday.
Charles V. Bush died at age 72 of cancer in Montana in November. In 1963 he became the first African-American to graduate from the academy, just one of many impressive accomplishments (More)