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3 years 1 month 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...

3 years 2 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...

3 years 7 months ago

Troops will return to Fort Carson tomorrow

Soldiers from a Fort Carson bomb-disposal unit are returning from Iraq tomorrow. A welcome-home ceremony is set Wednesday for the 242nd Explosive Ordnance Battalion. The troops spent about a year in Iraq. The soldiers performed and directed more than 1,500 missions, including about 850 emergency responses and 350...

3 years 8 months ago

Soldiers expected at Fort Carson today

About 40 Fort Carson Soldiers from the 62nd Explosives Ordnance Disposal Company are expected to return this afternoon. They spend about a year in Afghanistan conducting more than 850 emergency response combat missions, including 350 involving improvised explosive devices. Individuals in the company received five Purple Hearts, 17...

4 years 7 months ago

3,800 Fort Carson soldiers remain in Iraq

About 3,800 soldiers from Fort Carson are staying behind in Iraq in a training role, even though the last U.S. combat troops have pulled out. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division is assigned to help train Iraqi security forces. The soldiers deployed to southern Iraq...

4 years 9 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 9 months ago

Fort Carson soldiers home from Afghanistan

Hundreds of Fort Carson soldiers have been dismissed into the arms of their anxious families following a year-long deployment in Afghanistan. The soldiers are with the Fourth Brigade Combat Team, Fourth Infantry Division. They were assisting the Afghanistan National Army with peacekeeping operations. The homecoming ceremony was held...

4 years 10 months ago

Fort Carson welcoming 240 soldiers back home

Fort Carson is planning a ceremony Tuesday to welcome home more than 240 soldiers who were deployed for about a year to Afghanistan. The soldiers are from the 984th Military Police Company and the 759th Military Police Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment. The 984th MP Company worked with...

5 years 2 weeks ago

250 Fort Carson soliders deploy today

A ceremony at Fort Carson this evening will honor 250 soldiers who will deploy to Afghanistan for 12 months. The soldiers are with the 43rd Sustainment Brigade. Keep it to News First 5 and for updates and photos from the deployment ceremony.

5 years 1 month ago

Soldiers and airman remembered at Ft. Carson

Another memorial service means more lives given in service of their country. "Unfortunately this isn't out first time around," says Capt. Michael Erlandson, 4th I.D., 4th B.C.T., company commander. Four soldiers and an airman all fought together, and now they are remembered together. Early January, they were...

5 years 2 months ago

13 Fort Carson soldiers return from Iraq

A small but hearty crowd greeted 13 Fort Carson soldiers with flowers, signs, hugs and tears Sunday night. This deployment is Staff Sergeant Joseph Washington's second, so the hugs from his wife and two daughters (ages four and two) were extra special. His sister and her seven-month-old daughter also...

5 years 3 months ago

Early morning homecoming

Fort Carson welcomed home Soldiers from the 749th EOD early Tuesday morning at around 1 a.m. The Fort Carson community welcomed home 42 Soldiers from the 749th Explosive Ordnance Company, 242nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group, in a ceremony at the Waller Physical Fitness Center. The...

5 years 4 months ago

Local Muslim speaks out about Ft. Hood shooting

As the military and the FBI continue to investigate Nidal Hasan's connections with a radical imam overseas, local Muslims say it's important that people recognize his alleged actions do not represent their faith. Arshad Yousufi of the Islamic Society of Colorado Springs says that Islam condemns harming innocent civilians,...

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