April 10, 2013 2:57 AM
A NATO helicopter crash in Afghanistan kills two U.S. service members.
A spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force says the cause of the crash that happened yesterday is still being investigated. Initial reports indicated there was no enemy activity in the area at the time of the crash.
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February 24, 2013 11:29 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghanistan's president says all U.S. special forces must leave eastern Wardak province within two weeks because of allegations that Afghans working with them are torturing and abusing other Afghans. Presidential spokesman Aimal Faizi says Sunday's decision was taken during a meeting of the National Security Council... more »
February 11, 2013 7:06 PM
A former Fort Carson soldier has been given the nation's highest military honor.
Retired Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha was presented with the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama Monday at the White House.
"These men were outnumbered, outgunned, and almost overrun," President Obama said in the ceremony for... more »
January 16, 2013 7:38 PM
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) - A Marine who admitted urinating on the corpses of dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan will likely be demoted one rank. Staff Sgt. Edward W. Deptola pleaded guilty Wednesday to the desecration of remains and posing for unofficial photographs with human casualties, among other charges. While... more »
January 15, 2013 8:41 PM
Retired Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha, who served at Fort Carson, is scheduled to receive the nation's highest military honor - the Medal of Honor - next month. Sergeant Romesha is being singled out for his actions during what some call the fiercest fighting of the war in Afghanistan.
Of... more »
January 13, 2013 2:51 PM
ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN, Maine (AP) - The B-52 Stratofortress is a legendary aircraft, one of the longest-serving in U.S. military history, even flying missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. But it would not have become the workhorse it is without one disastrous flight 50 years ago next week, when a B-52 on... more »
January 13, 2013 10:50 AM
The Gazette -- The cellphone rang shortly after Thanksgiving, interrupting Clinton Romesha's job at a North Dakota oil business.
On the line, a well-mannered secretary spoke. President Barack Obama wanted to talk. The next few words changed Romesha's life. Answering the phone, he was a married father of three... more »
December 10, 2012 6:39 PM
Colorado Springs - The family of a Colorado doctor abducted by the Taliban and freed in Afghanistan is extending sympathy to the family of a Navy SEAL killed in the rescue.
Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque was killed in the weekend raid. He was a member of... more »
December 8, 2012 12:04 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - The United States says the U.S. Army has detained more than 200 Afghan teenagers captured in the war for about a year at a time at a prison next to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. The U.S. State Department calls the detainees "enemy combatants" in a report... more »
November 24, 2012 10:32 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A Fort Carson soldier says he's been unable to walk since he was injured when a train struck a veterans parade float in Texas. 31-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Richard Sanchez Jr. expects to return to Colorado next week. Sanchez says he still has feeling in the... more »
November 17, 2012 2:11 PM
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - With the thunderous crack of a freight train slamming into a parade float, instinct kicked in for Sudip Bose. A front-line physician in Iraq, Bose and other veterans instantly tended to the injured after the train traveling more than 60 mph in West Texas crashed into... more »
November 13, 2012 8:44 PM
"First day I landed we took rockets," remembers Eduardo Baller, an Army veteran that finished his four-year commitment to the Army this summer. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010.
"You can simulate as much as you want, but it doesn't prepare you for the first time."
"You're... more »
November 13, 2012 12:34 AM
FORT CARSON - In the moments just before their dad marched into the Special Events Center Friday night, sisters Kylei and Elissa Giles said the waiting is the hardest part.
"It's really exciting and I'm kind of nervous because it's like I'm seeing him for the first time again... more »
November 11, 2012 6:40 PM
On this day, many veterans say the world stops just to remember the sacrifices they made. Many of them laid their brothers to rest decades ago during wars overseas, and to this day they do not forget why they served their country.
We went out in search of veterans... more »
November 10, 2012 12:21 PM
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) - Afghans, one by one, have told their stories of a massacre, appearing by video link at a hearing in a Washington state military courtroom for the U.S. soldier charged with killing 16 people in two villages. Witnesses told of torched bodies, a son finding... more »
November 7, 2012 10:10 AM
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - A hearing to determine whether a U.S. Army general will be face a military trial on sex charges is entering a third day with testimony from additional women. A female captain testified Tuesday that Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair twice forced her to perform oral sex... more »
November 4, 2012 12:42 PM
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is shutting down its reactors as its storied career comes to a close. The USS Enterprise finished its 25th and final deployment on Sunday when it returned to its home port in Norfolk, Va. After more than 50 years of... more »
October 27, 2012 2:38 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A new chapter of the Afghanistan war is getting under way. It comes with a slimmed-down Western force doing more advising than fighting, a resilient Taliban showing little interest in peace talks, and Americans tempted to pull the plug on a conflict now in its 12th... more »
October 9, 2012 8:24 PM
"You can't touch the camera," Teresa Abercrombie tells the three and a half year old, Carl.
"Carl, no camera," Teresa continued as Carl kept getting up during the interview. He likes technology and so the camera for a television interview was a bit of a distraction.
Carl was... more »
September 11, 2012 4:18 PM
Fort Carson honors the lives lost in the attacks of 9/11. This morning they placed a wreath at the foot of a September 11 memorial.
The giant piece of steel came from Ground Zero and is a constant reminder of all that was lost that tragic day.
A Vietnam... more »
August 26, 2012 1:47 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An American-born Taliban fighter is heading to trial in Indianapolis in a lawsuit over prison prayer that will examine how far officials can go to ensure security in an age of terrorism. Thirty-one-year-old John Walker Lindh is expected to testify in federal court Monday in the lawsuit... more »
August 22, 2012 9:03 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - One flew an A-10 Warthog over Iraq and Afghanistan. Another was part of the 29th Infantry Brigade's medical operations near Baghdad. A third lost both legs and partial use of an arm in a rocket-propelled grenade attack in Iraq. All are war veterans aiming to serve in... more »
July 31, 2012 2:07 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate panel has approved a $604 billion defense spending bill that reverses proposed Pentagon cuts in Air Force personnel and equipment. The Appropriations defense subcommittee approved the bill by voice vote Tuesday. The measure would provide $511 billion for the base budget and $93.3 billion for... more »
July 8, 2012 2:05 PM
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) - Hard-line Islamists in Pakistan are streaming toward the capital to demonstrate their anger over the governments' decision to reopen supply routes to the U.S. and NATO forces fighting in Afghanistan. Islamabad closed the route into Afghanistan in November in retaliation for American airstrikes that killed 24... more »
July 8, 2012 1:57 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan and NATO officials say two members of the U.S.-led coalition are among 23 people killed by roadside bombs and insurgent attacks in southern Afghanistan. The victims also included 16 Afghan civilians and five policemen. The civilians were killed in a trio of blasts today along... more »
June 19, 2012 6:32 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press has learned that a U.S. military investigation is recommending that as many as seven U.S. troops face administrative punishments, but not criminal charges, in the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base in Afghanistan in February. U.S. military officials say the classified report and... more »
June 4, 2012 5:37 PM
Iron Horse Week kicks off activities and competitions at Fort Carson, starting Monday, June 4th, and running through Friday. Iron Horse is a nickname of the 4th Infantry Division, stationed at the Mountain Post. Others across the Army host similar events under different names. It's a chance improve teamwork and... more »
May 31, 2012 7:45 PM
We're getting very different accounts of an alleged animal abuse case involving a Fort Carson Soldier. Animal welfare officers say 28 year-old Brian Jones admitted to strangled two dogs to relieve homicidal urges. However, he says it never happened.
Specialist Jones was formally charged with one count of Cruelty... more »
May 28, 2012 11:20 AM
FT. SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Navy veteran Clint Davis says it's disheartening to know Americans devour details about celebrities but know next to nothing about troops who've died for the country overseas. He says often, all that ends up being published about a service member killed in Iraq or Afghanistan... more »
May 27, 2012 1:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is defending the Obama administration's plans to wind down the more than decade-long war in Afghanistan. Speaking Sunday on a Sunday morning political talk show, the Pentagon chief said the U.S. still has a fight on its hands, but is on the right... more »
May 20, 2012 8:41 AM
CHICAGO (AP) - When leaders at the NATO summit eventually turn their discussion to Afghanistan and the alliance pullout in a little less than two years, they are likely to be confronted by a bleak reality. The insurgents remain active, corruption runs rife and the peace process is stuck in... more »
May 12, 2012 1:41 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - NATO and Afghan officials say that two of the coalition service members killed in the country's south were gunned down by men dressed in Afghan police uniforms. There were conflicting reports, however, as to whether the assailants in Saturday's shooting in Helmand province were members of... more »
May 6, 2012 1:15 PM
DALLAS (AP) - The family of an Army officer serving in Afghanistan said Sunday his wife saw a bullet hole in the closet behind him after he collapsed during a Skype video chat. Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark's brother-in-law Bradley Taber-Thomas released a statement saying Clark's wife, Susan Orellana-Clark, was talking... more »
May 6, 2012 11:12 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The heads of the House and Senate intelligence committees say the Taliban has only grown stronger since President Barack Obama deployed 33,000 more troops to Afghanistan in 2010. The remarks by California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Michigan Republican Rep. Mike Rogers run counter to Obama's declaration... more »
April 29, 2012 11:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A year after the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, al-Qaida is hobbled and hunted. Officials say it's too busy surviving to carry out another Sept. 11-style attack on U.S. soil. But the terrorist network dreams of payback and U.S. counterterrorist officials warn that, in time,... more »
April 21, 2012 1:53 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan security forces have arrested five militants with 22,000 pounds of explosives that they smuggled into the country from Pakistan, as well as another three suspects allegedly planning to assassinate the vice president. A spokesman for the National Director for Security says three of the five... more »
April 21, 2012 11:42 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Newly obtained data shows that the U.S. Army has investigated 56 soldiers in Afghanistan over the last two years on suspicion of using or distributing heroin, morphine or other drugs. During that time, eight soldiers died of drug overdoses. While the cases represent just a slice of... more »
April 16, 2012 7:05 PM
Family and friends are honoring the life of a Fort Carson soldier. A memorial was held Monday on the Mountain Post for 26-year-old Staff Sergeant Christopher Brown, who was on his 4th tour of duty when he was killed April 3rd in Afghanistan.
SSgt Brown was part of the... more »
April 15, 2012 1:19 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Battles continue to rage in Afghanistan's capital. The Taliban launched a series of coordinated attacks on as many as seven sites across Kabul today. Targets include NATO bases, the parliament and Western embassies. At the same time, militants carried out assaults in the capital cities of... more »
March 18, 2012 1:48 PM
SEATTLE (AP) - The lawyer for a U.S. Army sergeant suspected of killing 16 Afghan villagers says he is flying to Kansas to meet with his client. John Henry Browne of Seattle says he plans to meet with Robert Bales on Monday. Bales is being held in an isolated cell... more »
March 17, 2012 3:12 PM
SEATTLE (AP) - Neighbors and court records are providing a conflicting, if incomplete, picture of the U.S. soldier accused of massacring 16 civilians in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was flown to the U.S. military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., yesterday where's he's been placed in his own cell. Neighbors... more »
March 16, 2012 8:07 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai has lashed out at the United States, saying he is at the "the end of the rope" because of the lack of U.S. cooperation into a probe of an American soldier's alleged killing spree. Karzai said on Friday that the delegation he... more »
March 16, 2012 7:55 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior defense official says the U.S. soldier accused in the killings of 16 Afghan civilians is expected to be flown to the U.S. military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., as early as Friday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of security surrounding the... more »
March 15, 2012 9:53 AM
An Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader and detained an additional suspected insurgent in the Baghlan-e Jadid district of Afghanistan's Baghlan province today, military officials reported.
The leader directed roadside bombings and suicide attacks against Afghan and coalition troops throughout the district, officials said. He also... more »
March 15, 2012 8:26 AM
The suspect in yesterday's car theft and possible attack at Bastion Airfield in Afghanistan's Helmand province died this morning while under medical care, the commander of International Security Assistance Force Joint Command said.
The incident took place around the time Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta's plane landed at the... more »
March 12, 2012 8:36 PM
ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the death penalty is a consideration as the military moves to investigate and possibly put on trial a U.S. soldier suspected of gunning down 16 Afghans. In his first public remarks on the incident, Panetta said Monday the... more »
March 11, 2012 2:07 PM
BALANDI, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai puts the death toll from an overnight shooting rampage in southern Kandahar at 16. An American soldier is being blamed. NATO says he's been detained. The deputy commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan says he's "dismayed" by the incident. Lt. Gen. Adrian... more »
March 11, 2012 1:19 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich says he thinks U.S. involvement in the region around Afghanistan may be risking the lives of young troops in a mission that "may not be doable." Gingrich says the U.S. should reassess the region and ask whether there isn't "a harder, deeper... more »
March 11, 2012 12:55 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A prominent Afghan women's rights activist says gunmen have attacked her office in a western province in an apparent assassination attempt. Malalai Joya is a former Afghan lawmaker and vocal critic of corruption and criminality in the Afghan government, as well as the Taliban. She says... more »
March 6, 2012 11:10 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. is offering $1 million for information leading to the safe return of a former FBI agent who vanished in Iran five years ago. The case has increasingly frustrated investigators trying to bring him home. The reward announced Tuesday is the latest high-profile effort by the... more »
February 26, 2012 3:45 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Funeral arrangements are pending for an Oklahoma soldier who died in Afghanistan. Department of Defense officials say Sgt. Allen R. McKenna Jr. of Noble died Tuesday in Kandahar province, but how he died wasn't specified. The 28-year-old was assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, part... more »
February 25, 2012 9:21 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - For the first time in the decade-long war in Afghanistan, the top commander of the U.S. and NATO forces has recalled all international ministers from Afghan ministries. This is in reaction to the killing of two American military advisers Saturday inside a heavily guarded ministry building.... more »
February 25, 2012 2:14 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is condemning what he calls the murder of two American military officers in Afghanistan's capital. Pentagon press secretary George Little says in a written statement that Panetta believes Saturday's killings in Kabul are unacceptable. The nationality of the gunman hasn't been confirmed. The... more »
February 22, 2012 11:14 AM
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Residents in the Fort Carson area can expect to see and hear more helicopters when Army aviators from Fort Campbell, Ky., conduct high-altitude training in Colorado this spring. The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade's training will take place from Thursday until mid-May. Aviators will fly Blackhawk,... more »
January 12, 2012 7:38 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The NATO-led security force in Afghanistan says the military personnel seen in a video apparently urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters are no longer in the country. The International Security Assistance Force has released a statement calling the actions in the video "inexplicable and not in... more »
January 7, 2012 10:19 AM
Three airmen, including one stationed at Peterson Air Force Base, have died in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Department officials say all three were killed after their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device on January 5th in Shir Gazhi, in the Helmand province. They... more »
December 21, 2011 11:59 AM
Nearly 200 Fort Carson soldiers are scheduled to return home six months earlier than expected because they were able to successfully complete their mission, according to Mountain Post officials.
Fort Carson is welcoming home soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team Wednesday evening at 5p.m. They... more »
December 18, 2011 10:41 AM
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Lawyers for the Army private charged in the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history say he was influenced by his struggles with being a gay soldier.
The military hearing continued Sunday to determine whether Pfc. Bradley Manning will stand trial at a... more »
November 16, 2011 4:06 PM
The role of Commanding General at Fort Carson has changed hands; Major General David Perkins turned over power to Major General Joseph Anderson in a ceremony Wednesday morning on the Mountain Post.
Maj. Gen. Anderson will be in charge of the Army's 4th Infantry Division as well as Fort... more »
November 6, 2011 12:31 AM
It's the price of war that every soldier hopes he'll never have to pay.
"Our hearts hurt, we cry we remember, we see pictures and we'll miss him dearly", said PFC Christopher Horns' aunt, Suzanne Sisk.
Private First Class Christopher Horns was an Army Ranger stationed in Washington.... more »
October 27, 2011 11:23 AM
DENVER (AP) - The father of a soldier who pleaded guilty to killing a suspected Taliban captive says his son attempted suicide in prison three weeks ago but is doing better since mental health officials changed his medication. Pfc. David Lawrence is serving a 10-year term at the Army's Fort... more »
September 18, 2011 1:02 PM
A family is pleading for the return of a missing dog who belonged to a soldier who served in Afghanistan.
Nala is a grey, green/yellow eyed, docked tailed weimaraner. She's been missing for four weeks.
"Oh how I miss Nala. I think it's really setting in that I... more »
August 18, 2011 4:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top army general says he knows of no case in which the military's body armor has failed to do its job in protecting troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Lt. Gen. William Phillips, the army's chief weapons buyer, says that means no case in which the... more »
August 14, 2011 1:59 PM
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - A group of infantry back from Afghanistan sat down before computers at Fort Carson and began answering a series of questions:
Were you wounded? Did you lose consciousness? Were you dazed, confused, or seeing stars?
The questionnaire is part of a battery of... more »
August 12, 2011 8:10 PM
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee doctor who lost his right hand while deployed with the military in Afghanistan has lost a bag containing three prosthetic hands to a thief.
Dr. Daniel McConnell said he's survived things he shouldn't have, but it would be nice to catch a... more »
August 12, 2011 8:08 PM
DETROIT (AP) - A Florida preacher whose past rhetoric against Muslims has roiled anti-Western sentiment and set off protests overseas says he'll hold a rally in New York City before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Terry Jones told Michigan's MLive.com this week that he and... more »
August 10, 2011 6:14 PM
A moment of silence was observed at Fort Carson today when family, friends and fellow servicemen came to honor and remember the life of Staff Sergeant Lex Lewis who was killed in a fire fight at the start of his third tour in Afghanistan.
He was in the 2nd... more »
August 7, 2011 3:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials say the Navy SEALs and other troops lost in Saturday's helicopter crash in Afghanistan had rushed to the area to help fellow U.S. troops under fire.
The officials say the SEALs had responded to a request by U.S. Army Rangers who were taking heavy... more »
August 6, 2011 2:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials tell The Associated Press that they believe that none of the Navy SEALs who died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan had participated in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, although they were from the same unit that carried out the bin Laden mission.... more »
August 6, 2011 12:24 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is mourning the deaths of 31 U.S. special operations troops in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
He says it's a reminder of the "extraordinary sacrifices" being made by America's military and its families.
An American official says the helicopter appears to have... more »
August 6, 2011 12:19 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior administration official says the helicopter that crashed Saturday carrying 31 U.S. special operations forces and seven Afghan soldiers was apparently shot down by insurgents in Afghanistan.
It was the highest number of American casualties recorded in a single incident in the decade-long war. The... more »
July 17, 2011 4:48 PM
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - The Defense Department says a Fort Carson soldier was killed in combat in Afghanistan.
The military said Sunday that 40-year-old Sgt. Lex L. Lewis of Rapid City, S.D., was killed Friday when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire in Farah Province.
Lewis... more »
July 17, 2011 3:42 PM
News First 5 was notified by the Department of Defense via a release announcing the death of a soldier from Fort Carson.
The DOD report states that Sgt. Lex L. Lewis age 40 from Rapid City S.D., died July 15th from combat related injuries he sustained when his unit... more »
July 13, 2011 6:20 PM
It was a somber day at Fort Carson this morning as the army honored another one of its own.
PFC Eric Soufrine, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, was just a few months shy of his twenty-first birthday and only three weeks away from coming home before an IED... more »
July 9, 2011 4:30 PM
About 530 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Carson. The Mountain Post has two home coming ceremonies planned for the weekend.
300 1st Brigade Combat Team soldiers are set for the first ceremony, planned for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mountain Post's Special Events Center. Another group of... more »
June 29, 2011 4:01 PM
President Barack Obama says the U.S. mission in Afghanistan has been successful, but he is not ready to declare victory just yet.
Speaking at a White House news conference, Obama says the U.S. mission in Afghanistan is narrowly focused on making sure al-Qaida cannot attack the U.S. and helping Afghans... more »
June 22, 2011 8:55 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says 10,000 troops will come home from Afghanistan by the end of this year as the U.S.mission shifts from combat to support after nearly 10 years of war.
The president said a total of 33,000 troops would be withdrawn by next summer, as... more »
June 22, 2011 6:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - By the summer of next year, the number of U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan could be reduced by more than 30,000.
That's the timetable that President Barack Obama is expected to announce this evening, in a speech to the nation.
The President's Speech can be... more »
June 21, 2011 1:06 PM
WASHINGTON (MSNBC) - President Barack Obama is set to announce a blueprint for bringing U.S. troops home from Afghanistan that is expected to reduce the number of troops by up to 5,000 next month, as well as a broader plan for recalling the rest of the 30,000 surge forces he... more »
June 11, 2011 8:46 PM
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Coloradans are helping the country of Slovenia celebrate the 20th anniversary of its independence
The Slovenian ambassador, Roman Kirn, planted a linden tree at the headquarters of the Colorado National Guard in Centennial on Friday. Nearly every state guard has an overseas partnership and the... more »
May 30, 2011 1:34 PM
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - In more than nine years of war, Fort Carson has lost 321 soldiers including fifteen soldiers from the post who have died overseas since last Memorial Day. Of those killed, 257 died in Iraq and 64 in Afghanistan.
An Air Force Academy professor and... more »
May 28, 2011 8:10 AM
The first group of returning soldiers with the First Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division are expected to arrive at Fort Carson at 7:00 a.m. Saturday.
The 52 soldiers are the first of around 3,500 members of the Raider Brigade who are expected to return from Afghanistan in the... more »
May 19, 2011 7:25 PM
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - A 25-year-old Fort Campbell soldier from Colorado has died in Afghanistan.
The Defense Department says Spc. Brandon M. Kirton of Centennial, Colo., died Wednesday in Kandahar province. The military says he was wounded when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire and mortar rounds.... more »
May 19, 2011 12:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - American soldiers and Marines in Afghanistan are suffering with the highest rates of psychological problems since 2005 and morale has plummeted.
A report Thursday by the military services says the dramatic increase in fighting is one of the big factors affecting the mental health of forces... more »
May 17, 2011 4:49 PM
An Air Force Academy graduate killed in Afghanistan last month was buried this afternoon on the academy campus.
Thirty-four-year-old Maj. David Brodeur of Auburn, Mass., died on April 27 when an Afghan military pilot opened fire at the Kabul airport. The pilot was later shot and killed. Two others... more »
May 15, 2011 8:32 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Afghanistan's former intelligence chief says he knew Osama bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan four years ago, but Pakistan's leaders rejected his claims.
In an interview broadcast Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes," Amrullah Saleh says Afghan intelligence thought bin Laden was in the Pakistani city of... more »
May 12, 2011 1:50 PM
A burial service for Air Force Academy graduate Maj. David Brodeur, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the Catholic Cadet Chapel. A graveside service will follow at the Academy Cemetery.
Major Brodeur, 34, died April 27 as a result of wounds suffered from gunfire at the... more »
May 10, 2011 3:48 PM
A Ft. Carson soldier died in a non-combat related accident in Afghanistan Monday. He's been identified as Sgt. Ken K. Hermogino.
The Department of Defense says the 30 year old was from California.
He was assigned to the 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th... more »
May 6, 2011 12:11 PM
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the killing of Osama bin Laden could be game-changer for the U.S. military in Afghanistan by splitting the native Taliban from the al-Qaeda terror network.
Gates took questions for about 35 minutes Friday from about... more »
May 3, 2011 6:16 PM
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - A Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Indiana has been renamed for a Fort Carson soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.
The Journal Review in Crawfordsville, Ind. reports the post was formally designated the Brian Bowman VFW Post 1431 on Saturday.
Bowman, a... more »
May 3, 2011 10:54 AM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - An Air Force officer from Washington state who was one of nine Americans shot and killed by an Afghan military pilot will be buried at the Air Force Academy. Forty-four-year-old Maj. Philip Ambard taught French and Spanish at the school. Officials say services for... more »
May 2, 2011 1:34 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The father of a flight attendant from Rhode Island killed when her plane was flown into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, says he's happy about the death of Osama bin Laden, but there is no closure because the family still feels his daughter's... more »
April 29, 2011 1:12 PM
An Air Force Academy graduate killed in Afghanistan has been identified as Lt. Colonel Frank Bryant, Junior. Bryant was 37 years old and from Nashville.
Bryant was assigned to the 56th Operations Group at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. He graduated from the Academy in 1995 with a... more »