March 18, 2013 8:44 PM
"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... more »
March 3, 2013 1:36 PM
FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) - The Army is rolling out a new training system that integrates live, virtual and computer-generated scenarios in order to allow troops to train without the expense of using real tanks and aircraft. Lt. Col. Shane Cipolla, the officer in charge of the Integrated Training Environment,... more »
March 1, 2013 11:07 PM
Pueblo residents had a chance to sound off tonight about a proposal to use the airport for army helicopter training. It was the first of several public meetings to discuss the plan and its impact on the community. City Council is studying whether or not it's a good idea. Fort... more »
March 1, 2013 5:29 PM
A meeting will be held tonight to discuss the possibility of the Army conducting helicopter training at Pueblo's airport.
It's a chance for the public to ask questions including how much noise this would create.
If you'd like to attend, it's at 5:30 this evening at Freed Middle School.... more »
February 27, 2013 9:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The military has released some court documents in the case of an Army private accused of giving classified material to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. The 84 documents released Wednesday include rulings that were read aloud in court and routine court orders. The Department of Defense says more... 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 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 11, 2012 12:59 PM
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - Arthur Lute's arduous journey from his days as a U.S. Marine to his nights sleeping on the streets illustrates the challenge for the Obama administration to fulfill its promise to end homelessness among veterans by 2015. Lute has post-traumatic stress disorder from the 1983 bombing... more »
November 10, 2012 8:08 PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Adam Muema ran for two touchdowns and Everett Beed returned a fumble 52 yards for a score, leading San Diego State to a 28-9 win over Air Force on Saturday. San Diego State (8-3, 6-1 Mountain West) ran its winning streak to six as it reached... more »
November 10, 2012 8:06 PM
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Michael Lyons led four Air Force players in double figures with a game-high 19 points, including a career-high 12 from the free-throw line, and the Falcons defeated Army 76-65 Saturday in Charleston, S.C., the season opener for both teams. The Falcons rallied from a 15-point deficit... more »
November 3, 2012 8:08 PM
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Trent Steelman rushed for 101 yards and scored twice, the Army defense held Air Force's high-powered offense in check for three quarters, and the Black Knights beat the Falcons 41-21 on Saturday to snap a six-game losing streak in the series. Army (2-7) also stopped... 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 »
October 8, 2012 4:18 PM
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A $10 million study will investigate if a substance found in fish oil can reduce the risk of suicide among military veterans, where the rate is higher than in the population as a whole. The three-year study of omega-3 fatty acids was announced Monday by the... more »
August 13, 2012 12:09 PM
DENVER (AP) - The Army says using explosives to destroy leaking chemical weapons at a Colorado storage site would cause no significant environmental impacts. The finding was released Monday. It brings the Army one step closer to destroying an estimated 780,000 shells containing 2,600 tons of mustard agent stored at... more »
August 12, 2012 4:29 PM
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Relatives of a Wyoming soldier who was killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan remember him as a man who was dedicated to the military and to his family. The Defense Department said Thursday that 45-year-old Army Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Griffin, who grew up... more »
July 3, 2012 8:05 PM
It's been a horrible fire season across the country, and Colorado has seen some of the worst of it in Colorado. It's been so bad that Fort Carson soldiers are doing extra training in case they're called in to help, and they're doing it differently than in the past.
... 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 »
May 29, 2012 7:04 PM
Another Fort Carson soldier has died in Afghanistan. Specialist Tofiga Tautola died Sunday after his vehicle was hit with an improvised explosive device.
Tautola was 23 and from Wilmington, California. He was stationed at Fort Carson with the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th B.C.T.
He was on... 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 27, 2012 1:03 AM
The military is getting some push back from local landowners when it comes to the new 13th Combat Aviation Brigade
Thursday night marked a crowded and sometimes boisterous debate in Colorado Springs, as the public gave their thoughts on proposed expansion plans both at Fort Carson and in Pinon... more »
January 26, 2012 12:42 AM
Some big changes could be on the horizon for Fort Carson and Southern Colorado as a whole. The Pentagon is cutting its budget around $260,000,000,000 over the next five years. Military sources have leaked that as part of budget cuts, the Army plans to reduce the number of combat brigades... more »
January 25, 2012 7:24 PM
Rep. Doug Lamborn serves on the House Armed Services Committe. Late this afternoon, he released this statement on the Army's plan to reduce brigades by up to 30 percent:
"The Obama Administration's plan to dramatically reduce the size of our Army is deeply troubling. It would be unwise and... more »
January 21, 2012 10:21 PM
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Jason Fabian scored two goals and Air Force never trailed in a 4-2 win over Army in an Atlantic Hockey Association game Saturday at a sold out Tate Rink in West Point, N.Y. The win ended a six-game winless skid for the Falcons and was the... more »
January 20, 2012 11:44 PM
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Army's Mark Dube scored a short-handed goal with 3:39 remaining in the third period as Air Force and Army skated to a 3-3 overtime tie in an Atlantic Hockey Association game Friday at a sold out Tate Rink in West Point, N.Y.
Army, 2-13-7 overall... more »
January 19, 2012 12:29 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new Army report says the number of suicides among soldiers has been leveling off, but there has been a dramatic jump in domestic violence, sex crimes and other destructive behavior in a force that has been stressed by a decade of war.
Army Vice Chief... more »
January 16, 2012 8:02 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawyer for an intelligence analyst charged with leaking classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks wants to question Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before his client is tried.
David Coombs, a lawyer for Pfc. Bradley Manning, included a request to question Clinton as part of... more »
January 14, 2012 12:04 PM
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - A federal judge in Georgia has sentenced a woman to six months in prison for trespassing on Fort Benning during fall protests calling on the Army to close a controversial training school.
The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports the judge imposed the maximum possible sentence on 43-year-old... more »
December 10, 2011 8:06 PM
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Make it 10 in a row for Navy over Army. Kriss Proctor ran for 97 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as the Midshipmen prevailed 27-21 in the 112th Army-Navy game. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were on hand, diplomatically cheering both sides at... more »
December 10, 2011 8:39 AM
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Fort Carson's new commander says Army training at the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site is vital for the safety of soldiers in combat.
Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson on Friday reiterated the Army's position that it won't try to expand Pinon Canyon for at least five... more »
December 1, 2011 7:06 AM
You might notice the Salvation Army Red Kettles that are out side many stores during the holiday season.
It's been a tradition since 1891, and it raises money to support needy families and the homeless.
You can always make a donation by putting money in the kettles, but... more »
November 24, 2011 4:26 PM
On any other day Susie's Westside Café in Colorado Springs would be serving up the usual eggs and home fries for their loyal customers. But on Thanksgiving they're serving up a different kind of meal. Pies are delivered, turkey is roasted and all of the trimmings rare ready to go.... more »
November 8, 2011 1:51 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Waymon James (TCU), Jon Davis (Air Force) and Parker Herrington (Air Force) are the Mountain West Players of the Week for games through Nov. 5. Davis is being honored for the second time in his career, while James and Herrington are receiving their first career weekly... more »
November 5, 2011 7:35 PM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Quarterback Tim Jefferson scored twice and Air Force rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit to beat Army 24-14 Saturday and retain the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. After being outgained on the ground by 230 yards in the first half, the Falcons (5-4) outscored the Black Knights... more »
November 5, 2011 2:16 AM
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force Falcons could secure another trip to the White House with a win over Army. By beating the Black Knights on Saturday, the Falcons would wrap up their second straight Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, which represents superiority among the three service academies and... more »
November 4, 2011 6:33 AM
CALMAR, Iowa (AP) - Funeral services will be held in Calmar in northeast Iowa for an Army Ranger from Colorado who died in Afghanistan last month.
Twenty-year-old Pfc. Christopher Horns, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and two other soldiers were killed in a bomb explosion on Oct. 22 in the... more »
October 29, 2011 1:55 PM
Family and friends gathered this morning to say goodbye to Staff Sgt. Brian Cowdrey. Hundreds packed the auditorium at La Junta High School to pay their last respects. Cowdrey was a 1990 graduate of La Junta High School.A solemn grave side service with full military honors follows as Staff Sgt.... 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 »
October 24, 2011 6:58 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - An Army Ranger who died after insurgents attacked his unit in Afghanistan was the son of an Army veteran who also had served in Afghanistan.
Twenty-year-old Pfc. Christopher Horns of Colorado Springs and two other soldiers were killed in the attack Saturday in Kandahar... more »
October 12, 2011 9:40 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the Army must be creative in figuring out what it will look like in a future of declining defense budgets.
Speaking Wednesday at the annual meeting of the soldier advocacy group Association of the United States Army, Panetta said the military... more »
September 14, 2011 2:15 PM
A memorial service for Master Sergeant Charles Price III just wrapped up at Fort Carson. MSG Price served with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. He was killed in Afghanistan last month. His soldiers describe him as soft spoken, but fearless. They say he was always able to... more »
August 31, 2011 8:18 AM
General David Petraeus bids farewell today to the Army that has been his life and the troops that have been his family for 37 years.
He'll start as CIA director next week, waging war on terrorists in a different way.
Many thought Petraeus would become chairman of the... more »
August 19, 2011 8:46 AM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Big Red One is mustering in Buffalo. Veterans of the 1st Infantry Division are gathering in western New York for the storied Army's unit's 93rd annual reunion.
The Buffalo News reports that some 750 veterans and guests are attending the reunion. They include old... 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 »
July 25, 2011 2:59 PM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A man who confessed to shooting two soldiers outside a military recruiting station in Arkansas has pleaded guilty and received a sentence of life in prison without parole.
Abdulhakim Muhammad pleaded guilty to capital murder in the middle of his trial Monday. Prosecutors took... 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 »
May 13, 2011 4:45 PM
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - An Army doctor who disobeyed deployment orders because he doubted President Obama's birth records is free from military confinement at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.
A Fort Leavenworth spokesman says Terry Lakin was released Friday after serving five months of a six-month sentence for refusing to... more »
May 2, 2011 11:48 AM
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Fort Carson is on a heightened security alert after the death of Osama bin Laden, and officials say visitors and others entering the post are encountering delays at some gates. Post spokeswoman Dee McNutt declined to comment Monday on specific steps the post has taken.... more »
April 28, 2011 6:45 PM
As the army prepares to destroy dangerous stockpiles of weapons at the Pueblo Chemical Depot, Pueblo County hopes to tap into more funding from the federal government. Over the past twenty years the county has received $42 million from the federal government in emergency preparedness funding.
More than 8%... more »
April 26, 2011 7:23 PM
3rd District Congressman Scott Tipton (R) toured the Pinon Canyon training facility north east of Trinidad today along with representatives from Bent, Otero and Las Animas counties.
Tipton said he's been assured there are no plans at this time by the Army to ask for an expansion of the... more »
April 3, 2011 12:02 PM
Iraqi leaders made a visit to El Paso County Saturday, hoping to learn from local correctional facilities.
A delegation from Iraq's Ministry of Justice visited the Criminal Justice Center in Colorado Springs. They're on a multi-state tour with U.S. Army personnel, visiting correctional facilities at several different levels (federal,... more »
March 28, 2011 4:01 PM
Fort Carson will get a new aviation brigade, bringing another 2,700 troops, according to federal sources.
The Army briefed Colorado's congressional delegation, and promised $240 million in spending to support the new brigade.
"First and foremost, this means the soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division will be able... more »
March 4, 2011 7:33 PM
The El Paso County District Attorney's office announced that Delroy Henry was sentenced this morning to the maximum sentence of 12 years in prison for several counts of Securities Fraud. Henry, a former Sgt. in the Army, served as a financial adviser to soldiers. He stole over $700,000 in a... more »
February 4, 2011 11:17 PM
Fort Carson is one step closer to getting a new Combat Aviation Brigade, or CAB. The Army has announced the Mountain Post is a preferred site for the CAB, which would bring 2,700 soldiers and their families and 120 more helicopters to Fort Carson starting in 2013.
"A new... more »
January 29, 2011 1:11 PM
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - A disabled Army veteran of the Iraq war is accused of molesting a teenage girl.
Forty-year-old Dennis Herbst of Loveland is due in court Monday on three felony charges of sexual abuse of a child. He is free on $25,000 bond. His phone number is... more »
January 27, 2011 6:46 PM
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - The acting commander at Fort Carson says the Army has no current plans to expand a 370-square-mile training site in southeastern Colorado.
Brig. Gen. James Doty told the Pueblo Chieftain in Thursday's editions that a change in training doctrine and looming budget cuts mean the... more »
January 16, 2011 7:19 PM
USAFA, Colo. - Air Force battled back from a three-goal deficit to tie the game in the second period, but the Black Knights scored two goals in the final four minutes for a 5-4 win in an Atlantic Hockey Association game Saturday at the Cadet Ice Arena. A sellout crowd... more »
December 21, 2010 1:34 PM
The Salvation of Army of Pueblo is counting its blessings. Last week, they were desperate for toy and clothing donations--worried they wouldn't be able to help the 2,200 local children in need of help this Christmas. But they got so many donations, they're holding a free gift giveaway tomorrow--Dec. 22.... more »
December 16, 2010 5:52 PM
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - An Army doctor who disobeyed orders to deploy to Afghanistan because he questioned President Barack Obama's eligibility to be commander in chief has been sentenced to six months in a military prison and will be dismissed from the Army.
A military jury sentenced Lt.... more »
December 15, 2010 3:30 PM
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - A military jury has convicted an Army doctor who disobeyed orders to deploy to Afghanistan because he questions President Barack Obama's eligibility for office.
The jury on Wednesday found Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin of Greeley, guilty of missing a flight that would have gotten... more »
December 9, 2010 6:04 PM
The Salvation Army is hoping you can help make the holidays brighter for hundreds of children in need. They've kicked off their annual angel tree program at the Pueblo Mall and the Chapel Hills and Citadel Malls. If you would like to help, pick a name from the tree and... more »
November 18, 2010 10:07 PM
A 26-year-old soldier from Colorado Springs has died in Afghanistan.
The Defense Department says Spc. Justin Culbreth died November 17 at Panjway district of wounds from a roadside bomb.
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Fort... more »
November 9, 2010 12:05 AM
Helicopters definitely aren't quiet.
"There's no way to make a helicopter a silent bird," says Bill Sulzman. "They have huge engines and they make a lot of noise."
Sulzman has a protest group named just for that noise called the "Stop the Whop Whop Campaign." He says his... more »
November 6, 2010 11:13 PM
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Tim Jefferson scored twice and hit Jonathan Warzeka on touchdown passes of 53 and 63 yards to help Air Force beat Army 42-22 on Saturday to win the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for the 17th time. Navy had won the past seven trophies, but the Falcons beat... more »
November 5, 2010 6:10 PM
DENVER (AP) - A draft report from the Army says stationing new aviation units in Colorado and Washington state would have some significant environmental or social impacts.
The report, made public Friday, says the Army's preferred alternative is to place one combat aviation brigade each at Colorado's Fort Carson... more »
October 27, 2010 7:15 PM
DENVER (AP) - An Army officer who served in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait has pleaded guilty to bribery for accepting money and items in exchange for awarding Army contracts.
The U.S. attorney's office in Colorado says 45-year-old Maj. Roderick Sanchez of Pueblo pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of... more »
October 27, 2010 12:38 PM
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - The Army is announcing a $17 million, three-year effort to learn why soldiers and veterans take their own lives.
The Army's Military Operational Medicine Research Program at Fort Detrick, Md., said Wednesday the money will be split evenly between the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center... more »
October 19, 2010 7:24 PM
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - The Army has set up a new veterinary medical unit at Fort Carson to treat U.S. and allied military working dogs during deployments.
The 438th Medical Detachment was activated last week. It will have about 55 soldiers. Lt. Col. Scott Bormanis (bor-MAN'-iss), the unit's... more »
October 13, 2010 1:40 PM
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - An Army sergeant wounded in a deadly rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, last year, has told a military court that he made eye contact with the alleged shooter before being shot himself.
Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford says he heard Maj. Nidal Hassan say "God is... more »
October 13, 2010 9:01 AM
The service member tax credit for home buyers has been extended to June 30, 2011, which means you have until then to close on a house. It must be under contract April 30.
This is the same $8,000 tax credit that that caused a rush of home buying in... more »
October 11, 2010 8:11 AM
Dozens of people will take the witness stand in a military courtroom over the next few weeks to describe the pain of bullets piercing their bodies and the sight of fellow soldiers lying in pools of blood.
But the hearing set to start tomorrow is not about an attack... more »
October 7, 2010 9:31 AM
Colorado Springs-based ITT Corporation has been awarded a $1.4 billion contract by the U.S. Army to provide comprehensive support services for all Army facilities in Kuwait.
ITT will provide logistics, security, transportation, life support and facilities.
"We understand the criticality of the U.S. military mission in Kuwait and... more »
September 29, 2010 3:21 PM
The Army now says it plans to use explosives to destroy as many as 38,000 mustard agent shells at the Pueblo Chemical Depot, down slightly from 40,000 it estimated earlier.
Kevin Flamm, who oversees plans to destroy the shells, gave the new estimate on Tuesday. He's in Colorado to... more »
September 23, 2010 3:47 PM
Fort Carson reports that an Army police officer shot a soldier on post Thursday afternoon at 12:20 p.m.
According to Col. Robert McLaughlin, Fort Carson Garrison Commander, the soldier suffered non-life threatening injuries. He's being treated at Memorial Hospital.
A 911 call was made at 11:45 a.m. It... more »
September 23, 2010 3:38 PM
The Army says soldiers who returned to Fort Carson from Afghanistan this spring had fewer behavior problems and were more likely to seek help than soldiers on previous combat tours.
Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins, the post's commander, said Thursday that soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division's 4th Brigade... more »
September 21, 2010 9:36 AM
A helicopter crash killed nine American troops in Afghanistan on Tuesday, NBC News reported.
The incident made 2010 the deadliest year for foreign troops of the war, according to monitoring website iCasualties.org. The deaths take the toll so far this year to at least 529. Last year, 521 foreign... more »
September 14, 2010 4:14 PM
The Army is cutting back on the number of mustard agent shells it wants to explode in closed chambers at the Pueblo Chemical Depot.
The Army proposes to use explosions to destroy up to 40,000 shells, down from 125,000 in an earlier plan.
The Army says data and... more »