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3 years 4 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 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...

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 3 months ago

Colorado flags at half-staff Wednesday

All flags in Colorado will be flown at half-staff Wednesday to honor a fallen Marine. Funeral services for Cpl. Larry Harri,s Jr. of Boulder will be held Wednesday morning in Denver. Harris was killed July 1 in the Helmand province, Afghanistan. Gov. Bill Ritter announced Tuesday that...

4 years 3 months ago

GOP chairman: Afghan 'war of Obama's choosing'

Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele says the U.S. mission in Afghanistan is "a war of Obama's choosing" and he should have learned from history that a ground war is unlikely to succeed with the current strategy. Steele's remarks were captured Thursday on camera at a Connecticut event closed to...

4 years 5 months ago

US drug war has met none of its goals

Forty years and $1 trillion later, the U.S. drug czar says the war on drugs hasn't been successful. Gil Kerlikowske says that, if anything, the concern about drugs and drug problems has "magnified, intensified." President Barack Obama this week announced a new policy to treat drug use as...

4 years 6 months ago

Fort Carson welcomes home 4th Brigade

This morning, Fort Carson welcomes home 40 soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team. They are returning after a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan. Family members were on hand, for the "torch party", when the soldiers arrived around 6 a.m. Wednesday. The rest of the 3,500-soldier brigade will start arriving in...

4 years 6 months ago

Ft. Carson soldier awarded Bronze Star

The military's Bronze Star Medal with Valor is a rare honor. Wednesday afternoon it was awarded to Corporal Helen Ruhl with Fort Carson's 4th Brigade Combat Team. It's a bittersweet honor for Cpl. Ruhl. "It's a horrible way to earn a wonderful award." she says. The award stems from...

4 years 7 months ago

WWII vintage plane crashes in Phoenix

Authorities say a World War II-era plane has crashed at a small airport in suburban Phoenix, prompting an evacuation of parts of the airport. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine P-51D Mustang crashed into a hangar at Stellar Airpark in Chandler at about 1:20 p.m. Thursday....

4 years 8 months ago

Fort Carson fallen soldier

The Defense Department says a soldier from Fort Carson was killed in Afghanistan when his unit was attacked with rocket-propelled grenades. Staff Sgt. Michael David P. Cardenaz of Corona, Calif., was killed Saturday. He is the 299th Fort Carson soldier killed in either Iraq or Afghanistan. The 29-year-old was deployed...

4 years 9 months ago

Obama wants $33 billion more for war

The Obama administration plans to ask Congress for an additional $33 billion to fight unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, on top of a record request for $708 billion for the Defense Department next year, The Associated Press has learned. The extra $33 billion would mostly go toward the expansion...

4 years 10 months ago

NATO allies pledge up to 7,000 troops

NATO says its 28 member nations and 15 partner countries have confirmed pledges for nearly 7,000 additional troops to serve alongside the 30,000 reinforcements committed to Afghanistan by President Barack Obama. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says in a statement that there are strong indications that some nations may pledge...

4 years 10 months ago

Clinton doubts Taliban will give up violence

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expressing strong doubts that Taliban leaders will change the path of violence they are now following. The secretary of state said she is highly skeptical that Taliban leaders would be willing to meet what the U.S. sees are the necessary conditions of renouncing...

4 years 10 months ago

'Brothers' loses something in translation

In Jim Sheridan's "Brothers," it feels like the film's three young stars are playing house. Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal have all previously played memorable teenage characters and each has maintained a youthfulness into their late 20s and 30s. Here, they star in a suburban, domestic...

4 years 10 months ago

Fort Carson sending about 4,500 to Afghanistan

Colorado's Fort Carson will play a role in President Obama's plans to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. About 4,500 Fort Carson soldiers are expected to head to Afghanistan next year, joining 4,400 from the post who are already serving there. There are also several thousand soldiers now training to...

4 years 10 months ago

Gates: US cannot cede Afghanistan to Taliban

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is telling Congress that a U.S. failure in Afghanistan would mean "a Taliban takeover" of the wartorn South Asian nation. In remarks prepared for a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing later Wednesday, Gates said defeat for America also would strengthen the al-Qaida terrorist network and give...

4 years 10 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...

4 years 11 months ago

Obama says he'll finish the job in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama says he thinks Americans will support more fighting in Afghanistan despite being tired of war, once they understand the perils of losing. President Barack Obama announced he is ready to spell out war plans virtually sure to include tens of thousands more U.S. troops. He is expected...

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