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3 months 1 week 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...

1 year 9 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...

2 years 5 months ago

Division within Occupy Colorado Springs

An anti-war tone taken up by Occupy Colorado Springs has forced some members to split off, claiming they were ousted because they support the troops. Brittany Westmoreland, who is married to a soldier, was one of several members who received probation notices from organizers at OCS. The letter revoked...

2 years 6 months ago

Colombia drops disputed 'military exclusion' plan

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Colombia's government is dropping a proposed judicial change that would have let military judges decide whether soldiers should be tried for alleged rights abuses. Human rights groups have opposed the measure. Justice Minister Carlos Esguerra said Saturday the decision not to seek restoration of the "military...

2 years 6 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 7 months ago

Army to slash combat brigades

Washington (AP) U.S. officials say the Army plans to slash the number of combat brigades from 45 to as low as 32, broadly restructuring its fighting force to save money. This move would cut the service by about 80,000 soldiers. Officials say the sweeping changes will likely increase...

2 years 7 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 9 months ago

Serving those who serve

It's hard to picture America's fighting men and women struggling so much financially as to not be able to afford a proper Thanksgiving dinner, but it happens. Meeting that need is a priority for Carey Adams, director of Gods Pantry Ministries in Fountain. She and about two dozen volunteers set...

3 years 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 month ago

Obama mourns 'soldier-statesman' Shalikashvili

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the United States has lost a "genuine soldier-statesman" with the death of Army Gen. John Shalikashvili. Shalikashvili was the first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Obama said Shalikashvili's "extraordinary life represented the promise of America and the limitless...

3 years 1 month 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...

3 years 3 months ago

Report: Morale low among troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) - American soldiers and Marines in Afghanistan are suffering with the highest rates of psychological problems since 2005 and morale has plummeted. A report Thursday by the military services says the dramatic increase in fighting is one of the big factors affecting the mental health of forces...

3 years 2 months ago

Faith community addressing PTSD issues

Even with all of the resources of the military, taking care of all of the soldiers coming home with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a big task. Local experts say we have 70,000 active duty or retired military suffering from P.T.S.D. in the Pikes Peak region. "Talking about the divorce...

3 years 5 months ago

More soldiers come home

A Welcome Home ceremony for approximately 250 Fort Carson soldiers returning from Iraq is scheduled for tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Special Events Center on post. The soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, spent the year-long deployment advising and assisting the Iraqi army, police...

3 years 5 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...

3 years 6 months ago

Sen. Udall calls for TBI therapy for veterans

Sen. Mark Udall, co-chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, signed a bipartisan letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates urging the Secretary to provide soldiers suffering from traumatic brain injury with cognitive rehabilitation therapy. The letter notes that the therapy is widely recognized as effective treatment for TBI victims....

3 years 8 months ago

Group holds fundraiser for injured soldiers

LifeQuest Transitions will hold a fundraiser tomorrow with money raised going to empower wounded, ill and injured soldiers at Fort Carson. The event will be held at the Colorado Springs Marriott tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. with expected attendance of over 375 individuals, business owners, community leaders, wounded soldiers and...

3 years 9 months ago

Just text to donate to Ft. Carson soldiers

Coca Cola and Wal-Mart have launched a mobile giving campaign in Colorado Springs...to support Fort Carson families. You simply text, to make a donation to the Association of the US Army; money raised will support families who have lost a loved one in combat, "The overall goal obviously is support...

3 years 11 months ago

Afghan helicopter crash kills 9 Americans

A helicopter crash killed nine American troops in Afghanistan on Tuesday, NBC News reported. The incident made 2010 the deadliest year for foreign troops of the war, according to monitoring website iCasualties.org. The deaths take the toll so far this year to at least 529. Last year, 521 foreign...

4 years 3 days ago

Questions loom over drug given to sleepless vets

Some military families are calling on Congress to investigate several deaths of soldiers and veterans who were taking a potent anti-pyschotic called Seroquel. Thousands of soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have received the same medication over the last nine years. It's unclear how many soldiers have...

4 years 5 days ago

Colorado refused waiver on military ballots

The Pentagon has told Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher that it has denied a waiver to exempt the state from a federal requirement to mail ballots to military service members overseas 45 days before the November election. Spokesman Rich Coolidge confirmed that Colorado's waiver request has been denied....

4 years 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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...

4 years 1 month ago

Colorado wants waiver for military ballots

Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher is asking the federal government for a waiver of the 45-day rule to mail ballots to military servicemen overseas for the November election. Spokesman Rich Coolidge says the ballots will still be mailed, but some soldiers might not have enough time to mail...

4 years 1 month ago

War hero dogs arrive in America

The details of that night in Afghanistan this past February are still fuzzy for National Guardsman Sgt. Chris Duke. He remembers the explosion and being wounded, but he will never forget what the three dogs his unit adopted did for him and his buddies. Now Sgt. Duke is...

4 years 2 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 2 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 2 months ago

4 Americans killed when helicopter shot down

Four American servicemembers were killed Wednesday when their helicopter was shot down by enemy fire in Afghanistan's Helmand province, U.S. military officials told NBC News. Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi claimed responsibility on behalf of the insurgents, saying militants shot down the helicopter with two rockets. Helmand provincial...

4 years 3 months ago

More soldiers come home

Hundreds more soldiers came home Friday from war. Fort Carson welcomed about 340 troops from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. Family and friends were there to greet them when they were released from formation. They've been in Afghanistan for about a year.

4 years 3 months ago

Military group tours Southern Colorado

Every other year a group of veterans from the 8th Batallian, 4th Field Artillery get together somewhere in the U.S. for a reunion. This year they picked Southern Colorado. They paused Friday morning for remember those who died in Vietnam at the memorial in the Elizabeth Parkway in Pueblo....

4 years 3 months ago

Another wave of soldiers headed home

Fort Carson is gearing up for another happy homecoming. Officials at the Mountain Post say more than 80 soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division are scheduled to arrive at 12:55p.m. Friday afternoon for a ceremony at the Special Events Center. This group has been supporting...

4 years 3 months ago

44,000 Army helmets recalled

The Army says it is recalling 44,000 advanced combat helmets that have been issued to soldiers worldwide because they do not meet military specifications. The Army said in a statement Friday that the risk to soldiers wearing the helmets is still being determined. New helmets are being issued...

4 years 3 months ago

Fort Carson homecoming rescheduled

Cross your fingers for the exhausted soldiers and their emotionally drained families--Fort Carson reports that 240 troops who were supposed to be home from Afghanistan earlier this week will finally get home tonight. The troops are members of the 984th and 759th MPs. The mountain post will hold...

4 years 3 months ago

Fort Carson homecoming delayed until Friday

There are some very disappointed families in Colorado Springs. The arrival time for 240 soldiers returning to Fort Carson from Afghanistan has been pushed back until Friday. Soldiers from two military police units were expected to return Wednesday, but that has been delayed until Friday morning. The...

4 years 3 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...

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