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2 years 2 months ago

Suspicious device found in Peyton

Fort Carson was called to Peyton last night, after a suspicious device was found along the road. The Fort Carson PAO says it happened last night around 10:30. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or EOD was called to the scene. When the team arrived they discovered the device was...

2 years 4 months ago

Fort Carson to receive new garrison commander

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Fort Carson is getting a new garrison commander, who's responsible for the post's infrastructure. Col. Robert F. McLaughlin will transfer command to Col. David L. Grosso in a ceremony Thursday. McLaughlin has been garrison commander since June 2009. He is deploying to Afghanistan, where he...

2 years 7 months ago

Fort Carson soldiers gain U.S. citizenship

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Three soldiers based at Fort Carson have become U.S. citizens while serving in Afghanistan. The Army says Pfc. Satoshi Kondo, Pfc. Alberto Vera-Navarro and Spc. Qianqian Liu took an oath of allegiance and became citizens on Friday in a ceremony at Kandahar Air Field. They...

2 years 7 months ago

Fort Carson commander to get second star

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - A Fort Carson deputy commander has been nominated for a second star. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bailey is in line to become a major general. He is deputy commanding general for support of the 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson's largest unit. Bailey's predecessor, Brig. Gen....

2 years 10 months ago

Fort Carson gets new top commander

Fort Carson is getting a new top commander as Maj. Gen. David Perkins formally says goodbye and takes a new assignment at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson will succeed Perkins in a ceremony today at the Mountain Post. Like Perkins, Anderson will command the 4th Infantry...

3 years 5 months ago

Post Exchange would close if government shuts down

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The military says food and other services for troops in war zones won't be interrupted by a government shutdown, but commissaries at U.S. facilities, including Fort Carson, may close. Col. Robert McLaughlin, the Fort Carson garrison commander, said Friday that department-store-style Exchanges will remain...

3 years 5 months ago

Fort Carson to get new brigade

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...

3 years 7 months ago

Army: No plans for Pinon Canyon expansion

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...

3 years 10 months ago

Soldier injured during parachute exercise

A Fort Carson soldier was injured this afternoon during a parachute operation. It happened around 12:30. The soldier, as yet unidentified, was airlifted to Penrose Hospital as a precaution. A Fort Carson spokesman said he was conscious, breathing and able to move before he was taken to the hospital....

4 years 2 months ago

Small fire starts on Fort Carson

A small fire is burning on Fort Carson land near Penrose. The fire started on a training range and Fort Carson fire crews are working to control it. The size is estimated at about 10 acres, though smoke is visible from Penrose and Pueblo.

4 years 3 months ago

Welcome Home

Family and friends welcomed home about 40 soldiers back from almost one year in Afghanistan. The 764th Exposive Ordnance Disposal Company, 242 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group at Fort Carson arrived home Saturday afternoon. The 764th defused over 600 IED's while in Afghanistan. They cleared about...

4 years 3 months ago

Soldiers learn to speak Pashto and Dari

The first class of Fort Campbell soldiers has graduated from an Afghan language training program to help them communicate during their upcoming deployment. A total of 73 soldiers on Friday completed the 16-week course in Pashto and Dari languages. Fort Campbell, Fort Carson and Fort Drum are the first...

4 years 3 months ago

More soldiers come home

Hundreds more soldiers came home Friday from war. Fort Carson welcomed about 340 troops from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. Family and friends were there to greet them when they were released from formation. They've been in Afghanistan for about a year.

4 years 4 months ago

Bus accident sends 10 to hospital

A school bus accident Thursday afternoon on Fort Carson sent 10 to the hospital. It happened near Gate 2 around 12:30 p.m. Students from Mountainside Elementary were returning from a field trip. The school reported a car made a u-turn and hit the front of the bus. Nine students...

4 years 5 months ago

Soldiers never stop training

Training never stops at Fort Carson. Reporter Andy Koen is the firing range at the Mountain Post with Chaos company, 1st Battalion 67th Armor Regiment. We'll have a report tonight on News First.

4 years 6 months ago

Another Ft. Carson soldier dead in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense has announced the death of another soldier in Afghanistan. Pfc. JR Salvacion, 27, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii died February 21 at Senjaray, Afghanistan from wounds suffered when his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry, 4th...

4 years 7 months ago

Found artillery shell was a "dummy"

Academy Blvd and Westmeadow Dr. have reopened, and Fort Carson has given the all-clear for residents of neighboring apartment buildings to return home. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office closed Academy after an artillery shell was discovered in some weeds Thursday morning. It was found under the S. Academy...

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