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3 years 2 months ago

Deadly day in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - It's a deadly day in Afghanistan. Four NATO soldiers and five Afghans have died and five Italian soldiers have been injured, one gravely. Two NATO troops were killed in a bomb attack in the east and one died when a helicopter made a hard landing in...

3 years 9 months ago

Job of the Day: Paramedic

Fort Carson has an opening for a civilian paramedic. You will be responsible for responding to accidents, illnesses and other emergencies on post. This is a federal job with the following benefits: Comprehensive health and life insurance Competitive salaries Generous retirement programs Paid holidays,...

3 years 9 months 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...

3 years 10 months 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...

3 years 11 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...

3 years 11 months ago

NORAD jets to train over California, Alaska, Alberta

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will send planes on training flights over Northern California, northern Alberta and southwestern Alaska on Thursday. NORAD said the planes will practice interception and identification procedures as well as responding to multiple threats. Officials say most residents won't see or hear...

3 years 11 months ago

Defense Secretary to retire next year

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he plans to leave his job next year. A Republican and holdover from the Bush administration, Gates had agreed to stay on at the request of President Barack Obama. The move was intended to maintain stability at a time of two wars, although Gates...

3 years 11 months ago

Fort Carson to break ground on fitness center

Fort Carson is formally starting construction on a $31 million physical fitness center. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Monday afternoon. Construction is expected to be finished in January 2012. The center will have a gymnasium with basketball courts, an indoor running track, racquetball courts, swimming pools, fitness and...

3 years 11 months ago

Fort Carson's 4th BCT officially home

Fort Carson's 4th Brigade Combat Team is officially home, uncasing the colors Friday morning following a deployment to Afghanistan. The ceremony also included honoring 39 soldiers lost during the deployment. Names of the dead were added to Fort Carson's Global War on Terrorism memorial.

3 years 11 months 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...

3 years 11 months ago

Peterson Air Force Base chapel renovated

A $240,000 renovation has been completed at the Peterson Air Force Base chapel. The project included audio and visual equipment in the sanctuary, new cabinets and two new appliances for the kitchen and an exterior sign with electronic marquee. A library was converted to conference room and a...

3 years 11 months ago

Fort Carson opening 2 child development centers

Fort Carson is officially opening two new child development centers that can care for more than 350 children. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for today. The post's deputy commander, Brig. Gen. James Pasquarette, and the garrison commander, Col. Robert F. McLaughlin, will attend. The centers cost a total...

3 years 11 months ago

NORAD, Russia to test hijack response

The U.S. and Russia are planning a joint exercise to see how well they can coordinate their efforts in the event of an international hijacking. Military aircraft from Russia and the North American Aerospace Defense Command - based at Colorado Springs' Peterson Air Force Base - will track a...

4 years 3 weeks ago

AFA has new Commandant of Cadets

Brig. Gen. Richard M. Clark is the Air Force Academy's 25th Commandant of Cadets. He took command Friday morning in a change of command ceremony. General Clark is a 1986 graduate of the Academy. He commands the 4,400-member Cadet Wing and more than 300 Air Force and civilian support...

4 years 1 month ago

NORAD plans joint exercise with Russia

The Colorado Springs-based North America Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the Russian Air Force plan to conduct a joint air defense exercise in August. The focus will be combating terrorism. This exercise will take place in both Russian and U.S. airspace, over Alaska and Russia.

4 years 1 month ago

Fort Carson celebrating Iron Horse Week

Military pomp and circumstance are on display at Fort Carson this week as the mountain post celebrates Iron Horse Week. A full week of activities includes sporting events, a community open house including an Apache helicopter aerial demonstration, and the Army Ball. CLICK HERE to see a full...

4 years 1 month ago

Space Command takes on more duties

Control of a military reconnaissance satellite assembled at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico has been shifted from the Air Force Research Laboratory to the Air Force Space Command in Colorado. The transfer was completed Saturday. Tactical Satellite 3 - known as TacSat-3 - was launched in May...

4 years 1 month 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 2 months ago

Change of Command at NORAD, NORTHCOM

The top military and civilian commanders of the United States and Canada are in Colorado Springs to oversee the transfer of power at NORAD and US Northern Command. Gen. Victor E. Renuart relinquished command to his successor Admiral James A. Winnefield, Jr. during a ceremony at Peterson Air Force...

4 years 2 months ago

U.S. troops spoof Lady Gaga's "Telephone"

Some U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan put together their own remake of Lady Gaga and Beyonce's "Telephone" music video. The video spoof shows soldiers performing choreographed dance routines and wearing homemade costumes. The remake is a hit on YouTube with more than 2.8 million plays. Even if you haven't seen...

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