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1 month 3 days ago

Suicide attack kills 3 NATO troops

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - There's no word on the nationalities of the three NATO troops killed in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan. The attack happened today, just yards from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, when officials say the attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy....

1 year 7 months ago

Afghanistan: US special forces must leave province

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...

1 year 9 months ago

Marine pleads guilty to urinating on corpses

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...

1 year 11 months ago

New tool to help local vets

"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...

1 year 11 months ago

Hearing in Army general's sex case

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...

1 year 11 months ago

USS Enterprise completes its final voyage

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...

2 years 2 months ago

Senate panel OKs $604 billion defense bill

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...

2 years 4 months ago

Admin discipline recommended in Quran burning

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...

2 years 4 months ago

Iron Horse Week off and running at Fort Carson

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...

2 years 4 months ago

UPDATE: abuse suspect denies strangling charge

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...

2 years 4 months ago

Vets start website to tell stories of fallen

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...

2 years 4 months ago

Panetta: US on 'right track' in Afghanistan

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...

2 years 5 months ago

Men in Afghan police uniforms kill 2 NATO troops

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...

2 years 5 months ago

Congressional leaders say Taliban is stronger

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...

2 years 6 months ago

Fort Carson soldier remembered

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...

2 years 7 months ago

Details emerge about suspect in Afghan massacre

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...

2 years 7 months ago

Combined force captures Taliban leader

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...

2 years 7 months ago

Suspect in Afghanistan airfield incident dies

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...

2 years 7 months ago

Helicopters to train at Fort Carson till mid-May

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,...

2 years 9 months ago

Fort Carson soldiers coming home early

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...

2 years 11 months ago

Change of command at Fort Carson

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...

3 years 2 months ago

Remembering a brother

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...

3 years 2 months ago

SEALs were on mission to aid Rangers

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...

3 years 2 months ago

Official: NATO helicopter apparently shot down

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...

3 years 3 months ago

Remembering Fort Carson soldier killed

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...

3 years 3 months ago

IED takes another soldier's life

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...

3 years 3 months ago

Obama to bring home 33,000 troops

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...

3 years 3 months ago

Obama to speak at 6 p.m. our time

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...

3 years 4 months ago

Colorado helping mark Slovenian independence

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...

3 years 5 months ago

CO soldier killed in Afghanistan

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....

3 years 5 months ago

Report: Morale low among troops in Afghanistan

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...

3 years 5 months ago

Major Brodeur buried at the Academy

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...

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