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4 months 3 weeks ago

Ceremony honors buffalo soldiers

In observance with Memorial Day, a ceremony honoring the Buffalo Soldiers was held Monday at Evergreen Cemetery. Buffalo Soldiers were African American regiments commanded by white officers. They formed in the 1860's. The service started with soldiers marching in from the chapel and included a singing of "Amazing...

2 years 4 months 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 8 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 8 months ago

Fort Carson commander to get second star

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - A Fort Carson deputy commander has been nominated for a second star. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bailey is in line to become a major general. He is deputy commanding general for support of the 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson's largest unit. Bailey's predecessor, Brig. Gen....

2 years 10 months ago

Soldier stops would-be robbers

Colorado Springs Police say a soldier with a concealed weapons permit stopped two men that attempted to rob him and his wife. The soldier and his wife had just transferred from Fort Hood and were taking a walk last night when two masked men approached them at Fairmont Place...

2 years 11 months ago

Community says goodbye to fallen soldier

Family and friends gathered this morning to say goodbye to Staff Sgt. Brian Cowdrey. Hundreds packed the auditorium at La Junta High School to pay their last respects. Cowdrey was a 1990 graduate of La Junta High School.A solemn grave side service with full military honors follows as Staff Sgt....

3 years 2 months ago

Fort Carson hosting "Run for the Fallen"

Fort Carson, Colo. - Fort Carson is hosting a run to remember fallen soldiers Saturday at 8 a.m. at Iron Horse Park. The Run for the Fallen honors the men and women who have died while serving in Overseas Contingency Operations. Participants will wear runners' bibs displaying names and...

3 years 2 months ago

Remembering a brother

A moment of silence was observed at Fort Carson today when family, friends and fellow servicemen came to honor and remember the life of Staff Sergeant Lex Lewis who was killed in a fire fight at the start of his third tour in Afghanistan. He was in the 2nd...

3 years 2 months ago

Remembering Sgt. Lex Lewis

A memorial service for Staff Sgt. Lex Lewis will be held at 11 a.m. today at Fort Carson's Soldiers' Memorial Chapel. Sgt. Lewis was killed in action while serving in Afghanistan. He served with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

3 years 3 months ago

Remembering Fort Carson soldier killed

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - The Defense Department says a Fort Carson soldier was killed in combat in Afghanistan. The military said Sunday that 40-year-old Sgt. Lex L. Lewis of Rapid City, S.D., was killed Friday when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire in Farah Province. Lewis...

3 years 3 months ago

IED takes another soldier's life

It was a somber day at Fort Carson this morning as the army honored another one of its own. PFC Eric Soufrine, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, was just a few months shy of his twenty-first birthday and only three weeks away from coming home before an IED...

3 years 4 months ago

Ex soldier sentenced in marijuana case

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - One of three Fort Carson soldiers police say locked themselves in while trying to rob a medical marijuana dispensary in Colorado Springs has been sentenced to two years of probation and 116 days he's already served in jail. The Gazette reports that 23-year-old Ramone...

3 years 4 months ago

Soldier killed in hit and run accident

A 19 year old Fort Carson soldier has died after a hit-an-run accident in Colorado Springs. The soldier's identity has not yet been released but police say he is from the Boston area. He and another soldier were both on motorcycles headed south on Rangewood Drive when at around...

3 years 7 months ago

Man sentenced in Ponzi scheme

The El Paso County District Attorney's office announced that Delroy Henry was sentenced this morning to the maximum sentence of 12 years in prison for several counts of Securities Fraud. Henry, a former Sgt. in the Army, served as a financial adviser to soldiers. He stole over $700,000 in a...

3 years 8 months ago

LifeQuest helps soldiers transition

A local organization called LifeQuest is making a difference in the lives of those who have served in war. The organization tackles their wounds, both physical and psychological. LifeQuest uses rehabilitative exercise techniques, one on one counseling and goal setting to help rebuild trust and self confidence. Life Quest...

3 years 8 months ago

Docs: Fort Carson Soldier was schizophrenic

DENVER (AP)-A soldier charged with killing a captured Taliban member in Afghanistan was suffering from schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder at the time and didn't realize his actions were wrong, Army doctors said. Despite the diagnosis, Pfc. David Lawrence faces a court-martial on a charge of premeditated murder, the...

3 years 8 months ago

Colorado soldier dead in Afghanistan

A Colorado soldier has died in Afghanistan from injuries received from an improvised explosive. Joshua Campbell, 22, of Bennett, Colorado died January 29 in Helmand province. Also dead in the same incident is Shawn Muhr, 26, of Coon Rapids, Iowa. Both were assigned to the 264th Combat...

3 years 8 months ago

Colorado soldier dies in Afghanistan

Spc. Joshua R. Campbell, 22, of Bennett, died in Afghanistan Jan. 29. Spc. Campbell and another soldier stationed at Fort Bragg, Spc. Shawn A. Muhr, 26, of Coon Rapids, Iowa, were killed by an explosion. They were assigned to the 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade,...

3 years 11 months ago

Colorado Springs soldier killed Afghanistan

A 26-year-old soldier from Colorado Springs has died in Afghanistan. The Defense Department says Spc. Justin Culbreth died November 17 at Panjway district of wounds from a roadside bomb. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Fort...

3 years 11 months ago

Soldier injured during parachute exercise

A Fort Carson soldier was injured this afternoon during a parachute operation. It happened around 12:30. The soldier, as yet unidentified, was airlifted to Penrose Hospital as a precaution. A Fort Carson spokesman said he was conscious, breathing and able to move before he was taken to the hospital....

3 years 11 months ago

Colorado flags ordered to half staff

Gov. Bill Ritter has ordered flags to be lowered to half staff on all state and federal buildings tomorrow, in honor of two fallen Army soldiers: Sgt. Aaron B. Cruttenden, 25, and Spc. Dale J. Kridlo, 33. Sgt. Cruttenden and Spc. Kridlo were killed in action Nov. 7 when...

3 years 11 months ago

Burglars get stuck inside medical marijuana shop

Three Fort Carson soldiers were arrested early Saturday morning after a failed burglary attempt at a south eastern Colorado Springs medical marijuana facility. "They busted the doorknob off with a hammer and then they jimmied the door open." explains Rocky Road Remedies shop owner Renze Waddington, "But the locking mechanism...

4 years 5 days ago

Running toward recovery

Steve LaRocque, a Fort Carson soldier, has a reminder of what happened in September of 2009 every time he laces up his running shoes. LaRocque was shot in the knee while helping others who were injured during an ambush in Afghanistan; five people were shot that day, one person...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Flags at half-staff in Colorado Friday

Flags will fly at half staff in Colorado Friday in honor of a Colorado Springs soldier who was killed in Afghanistan. Sgt. Justin A. Officer, 26, was killed Sept. 29, when insurgents attacked his unit with explosives. His funeral will be held Friday in Colorado Springs. Sgt. Officer served...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Life sentence for Times Square bomber

The man who plotted to kill Americans by driving a homemade car bomb into Times Square and leaving it to explode has been sentenced to life in prison. A federal judge gave Faisal Shahzad a mandatory life prison term at his sentencing Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. The...

4 years 1 month ago

Army chaplain honored at Fort Carson

A funeral was held at Fort Carson Thursday morning for Captain Dale Goetz, an Army chaplain killed last week in Afghanistan. Goetz was killed when a roadside bomb exploded. He was one of several men who died when their convoy was hit near Kandahar province. He will be buried...

4 years 1 month ago

Fort Carson soldier killed by IED

The Department of Defense has announced the death of a soldier from an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. Spc. Pedro A. Millet Meletiche, 20, of Elizabeth, N. J., died Aug. 22 at Arghandab River Valley, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. ...

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