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3 years 1 month ago

Hero dog looking for home

Each year military dogs give their lives to protect the lives of others. Now one retired dog who lost his handler during combat is hoping to find a place to call home. "He's got full energy and he has already overcome adversary" said Michael Perini. Like most dogs,...

3 years 3 months ago

Faith community addressing PTSD issues

Even with all of the resources of the military, taking care of all of the soldiers coming home with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a big task. Local experts say we have 70,000 active duty or retired military suffering from P.T.S.D. in the Pikes Peak region. "Talking about the divorce...

3 years 10 months ago

Marine From Colorado Killed In Afghanistan

DENVER (AP) - A Marine from Arvada has been killed in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense says 21-year-old Lance Cpl. Brandon Pearson was killed Thursday in combat in Helmand Provence. Another Marine was also killed in the attack. Pearson was scheduled to end his military service in September.

4 years 4 weeks ago

President to address the nation on Iraq

President Barack Obama speaks to the nation tonight to herald the formal end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq. The president will say tonight he's fulfilled a campaign promise. Ahead of the speech, he's thanking troops at Fort Bliss, Texas, for the valor they've shown in Iraq....

4 years 1 month ago

Free show will honor 4th BCT soldiers

The 2010 Army Soldier Show is dedicated to the Soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson who recently returned from a year-long deployment to Afghanistan. Social media is the theme of this year's "Soldier Show 27.0". It features a cast and crew of...

4 years 1 month ago

Welcome home! 4th BCT unfurling flag

An Army brigade that lost 39 soldiers during a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan is formally marking its return to Fort Carson. The 4th Brigade Combat Team will honor the fallen soldiers and unfurl its flag in a ceremony Friday at the Mountain Post. Eight members of the brigade...

4 years 7 months ago

A personal view of PTSD

It's hard to think of guarding convoys in Baghdad, Iraq during the peak of the Army's troop surge as normal , but to Sergeant Nicholas Gray it became a way of life during the 12 months he was deployed there in 2006 and 2007. He said it was like...

4 years 10 months ago

Military experiment seeks to predict PTSD

A military experiment is under way to try to predict who's most at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder. Doctors say understanding underlying triggers might help reduce the burden of those who return from combat psychologically wounded, if they can get early help. PTSD is a crippling condition that can emerge...

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