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1 year 9 months ago

American journalist missing in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) - The family of an American journalist says he went missing in Syria more than one month ago while covering the civil war there. A statement released online Wednesday by the family of James Foley said he was kidnapped in northwest Syria by unknown gunmen on Thanksgiving. The...

1 year 10 months ago

Gift wrapped can of ribbons causes bomb scare

COLORADO SPRINGS - The bomb squad was called on Friday afternoon to investigate a suspicious package found outside of a Colorado Springs bank. The incident happened at around 12:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo branch at Austin Bluffs Parkway and Academy Boulevard. Customer Joe Quintana spotted the red gift...

1 year 11 months ago

Hearing in Army general's sex case

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - A hearing to determine whether a U.S. Army general will be face a military trial on sex charges is entering a third day with testimony from additional women. A female captain testified Tuesday that Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair twice forced her to perform oral sex...

2 years 5 months ago

Vets start website to tell stories of fallen

FT. SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Navy veteran Clint Davis says it's disheartening to know Americans devour details about celebrities but know next to nothing about troops who've died for the country overseas. He says often, all that ends up being published about a service member killed in Iraq or Afghanistan...

2 years 7 months ago

Details emerge about suspect in Afghan massacre

SEATTLE (AP) - Neighbors and court records are providing a conflicting, if incomplete, picture of the U.S. soldier accused of massacring 16 civilians in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was flown to the U.S. military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., yesterday where's he's been placed in his own cell. Neighbors...

2 years 9 months ago

32 killed in Iraq after suicide bombing

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials say at least 32 people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed car in southeastern Baghdad. More than 60 people were wounded Police officials say the attack happened this morning in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood, where mourners gathered for the funeral of...

2 years 11 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...

3 years 2 months ago

Bombing in Baghdad injures 3 soldiers

A roadside bomb injured seven people including three soldiers Sunday in northern Baghdad. According to NBC news, Iraqi police said the bomb targeted civilians and exploded while people were passing by a checkpoint. Earlier in the week, around 70 people were killed when suicide bombers, car bombs and roadside...

3 years 7 months ago

Soldiers return from Iraq, Afghanistan

Not one, not two, but three homecomings in six hours happened at Fort Carson Monday night and Tuesday morning. The first homecoming welcomed 250 soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. These soldiers have spent the last 12 months in Iraq where they trained and worked...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Fort Carson commander, HQ unit heads to Iraq

Fort Carson is formally saying goodbye to about 800 soldiers who are heading for Iraq, including its commander, Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins. The post will hold a departure ceremony for Perkins and the 4th Infantry Division Headquarters unit on Thursday. Perkins, supported by the headquarters unit, will...

4 years 1 month ago

Fort Carson major faces federal charge

A U.S. Army contracting officer who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait has been accused of taking bribes from foreign nationals in exchange for giving their companies contracts. Maj. Roderick D. Sanchez was charged this week in Denver federal court with one count of bribery. He faces up to...

4 years 1 month ago

Colorado reservists deploying to Iraq

About 50 Air Force reservists and three C-130 cargo planes from Peterson Air Force Base are headed for Iraq. Air crews and maintenance teams from the 302nd Airlift Wing will depart Wednesday from the base in Colorado Springs. It's the third deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan for Peterson...

4 years 1 month 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 2 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 2 months ago

Obama to hold national security sitdown on Iraq

President Barack Obama sits down Wednesday with his national security team to talk about Iraq. All the heavy hitters will be there in the Situation Room, including Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, national security adviser James Jones and, by videoconference, the U.S. commander in Iraq,...

4 years 2 months ago

Care packages to troops being confiscated

If you send care packages to a loved on who's deployed in Afghanistan, leave out the tobacco. A new law meant to stop smuggling by mail has inadvertently also halted care packages that include cigarettes and other tobacco products for American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Prevent...

4 years 2 months ago

Female soldier killed in Iraq

A young soldier, this time a woman, has been killed in Iraq. Specialist Faith Hinkley, 23, died when insurgents attacked her unit. She was stationed out of Washington, but Colorado Springs was home. The photo is from Facebook. Friends and strangers are sharing their thoughts about Spc. Hinkley...

4 years 2 months ago

Air Force dog suffering from PTSD

An Air Force master sergeant says a military working dog is recovering from a case of PTSD after a tour of duty in Iraq. Eric Haynes of Peterson Air Force Base says a German shepherd named Gina was a playful 2-year-old when she went to Iraq as a bomb-sniffing...

4 years 3 months ago

Families of fallen soldiers gather in DC

About 2,000 families of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are expected to join a Weekend of Remembrance activities in the nation's capital. Organizers say the events in Washington will be the nation's largest gathering of families of fallen soldiers. The group Families United is hosting the event...

4 years 3 months ago

Iraqi students come to CSU

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - The U.S. government is funding a program that will bring about 50 Iraqi students to the University of Southern Indiana and Colorado State university for six weeks. The Iraqi Young Leader Exchange Program is funded by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and run by the...

4 years 6 months ago

Ft. Carson soldier died from injuries in Iraq

The Department of Defense has announced the death of another Ft. Carson soldier. Pfc. Charlie Antonio, 28, died April 18th in Annassar, Iraq. He was injured in a non-combat related incident. Antonio was from Kahului, Hawaii. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat...

4 years 6 months ago

400 Colorado guardsmen home from Iraq

The largest Colorado Army National Guard contingent to deploy since World War II has returned from Iraq. More than 400 Soldiers of the Guard's 3-157 FA were in Ramadi for a year. The soldiers performed personnel security missions for the Department of State, convoy operations, and base life support...

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