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1 year 3 months ago

Marines to get Osprey training at Fort Carson

COLORADO SPRINGS- Fort Carson officials say about 40 Marines will test their skills piloting the Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft against Colorado's thin air. The Marines will begin a 10-day training cycle Tuesday using a half dozen of the aircraft from Fort Riley, Kan. The Osprey's wings have helicopter-like rotors that can...

1 year 3 months ago

More traffic coming to local skies

Along with the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade that's currently being established at Fort Carson, the Mountain Post is hosting the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Riley in Kansas. This will bring an extra 250 soldiers and 20 helicopters, approximately, for training. They're using the high-altitude and mountainous environment of...

1 year 6 months ago

An inside look at Ft. Carson growth

There's a lot of construction going on right now at Fort Carson, but the centerpiece is the new Combat Aviation Brigade. News 5 got an exclusive tour on Tuesday. The Combat Aviation Brigade is $700 million worth of construction, putting up about 15 to 20 buildings over the...

1 year 6 months ago

Fort Carson growth: an inside look

These are just a couple of helicopters from Fort Carson's new Combat Aviation Brigade. Of the projects going on at Fort Carson, the CAB is the largest; involving construction of 15 to 20 buildings costing around $700 million. News 5 got an exclusive tour of new facilities and areas...

1 year 6 months ago

Preparing to honor another hero

At the Center for American Values in Pueblo, portraits of more than 140 Medal of Honor recipients hang on the walls. Retired Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha, who served at Fort Carson, will soon be one of the newest additions. He'll be honored in a ceremony at the White House...

1 year 8 months ago

Soldiers return home for the holidays

FORT CARSON- More than 100 soldiers returned to their families Tuesday evening after spending the last 9 months overseas. Since Pfc. John Martinez deployed, he had only seen pictures of his newborn son, Ian. As soldiers raced across the special events center at Fort Carson to hug their...

1 year 8 months ago

New resource connection for Pikes Peak vets

A new website launches Tuesday helping connect vets with reputable resources in the Pikes Peak region. It's called the Peak Military Care Network, organized through the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments; it connects anyone with services designed to help members of the military, veterans, and their families. ...

2 years 2 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months ago

Ft. Carson soldier dead in Afghanistan

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...

2 years 3 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 4 months ago

Weekend on the GO! (March 2-4)

Here's what's going on in Southern Colorado in our Weeekend on the GO! report. Storytime Friday, 10:30 a.m. Barnes & Noble Colorado Springs, CO Celebrate Read Across American by reading "Ten Apples on Top" by Dr. Seuss Military and Veterans Employment Expo 2012 Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30...

2 years 5 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 5 months ago

Free outing this weekend for local military

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Twenty soldiers and Air Force personnel from Fort Carson and Peterson Air Force Base will spend a weekend camping, snowshoeing, skiing and fishing during an outing intended to help ease their transition back to civilian life. The event takes place this weekend at Black Canyon...

2 years 5 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 6 months ago

Rep. Lamborn responds to Army announcement

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...

2 years 6 months ago

Former NFL players encourage soldiers

Alexander Walton loves hanging out with the guys. In 2010 he joined the army for a life of brotherhood and service. Now he's preparing to leave that. He has a degenerative knee condition and is being medically discharged. "Mentally I'm not the same anymore and physically I'm not. I...

2 years 7 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 8 months ago

Train derails on Fort Carson

Two rail cars carrying military equipment derailed this morning. The rail cars were on the rail spur at B Street and S. Academy Blvd. when they tipped over. No word on how the cars derailed. No injuries or road closures were caused by the incident.

2 years 8 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...

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