August 27, 2012 5:19 PM
It's a cave in Italy used during World War I, and authentic artifacts are still inside.
Historians knew about the cave because an Austrian officer wrote about it in his war diary, but its location wasn't revealed until two years ago by a retreating glacier. Now officials are adding it... more »
February 3, 2012 12:24 PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis parade welcoming home Iraq War and other post-Sept. 11 veterans is spurring talk of similar parades in at least 10 other cities.
Organizers of the parade that drew an estimated 100,000 observers and 20,000 participants in St. Louis on Jan. 28 say... more »
November 4, 2011 8:58 PM
This December marks the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
On Saturday, November 5th, in Colorado Springs and in Pueblo, we will will honor the many men and women who served in the armed forces with the Veterans Day Parade.
Eight Pearl Harbor Survivors will be... more »
November 4, 2011 6:28 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A man who confessed his role in killing an Iraq war veteran whose body was stuffed in a toy box in Colorado Springs has been sentenced to 36 years in prison.
The Gazette reports 39-year-old Peter Steven Miller Jr. apologized before he was sentenced... more »
October 27, 2011 11:23 AM
DENVER (AP) - The father of a soldier who pleaded guilty to killing a suspected Taliban captive says his son attempted suicide in prison three weeks ago but is doing better since mental health officials changed his medication. Pfc. David Lawrence is serving a 10-year term at the Army's Fort... more »
August 31, 2011 8:22 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - An independent panel that concluded as much as $60 billion in U.S. funds has been lost to waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade will release results today of its three-year investigation into wartime spending.
In its final report to Congress, the... more »
April 30, 2011 8:00 PM
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... more »
April 29, 2011 1:12 PM
An Air Force Academy graduate killed in Afghanistan has been identified as Lt. Colonel Frank Bryant, Junior. Bryant was 37 years old and from Nashville.
Bryant was assigned to the 56th Operations Group at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. He graduated from the Academy in 1995 with a... more »
March 21, 2011 7:23 PM
Local experts say that 10 to 30 percent of military coming home from war could be diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.
"We are a hotbed for trauma just because of our military instillations and what's going on," says Brian Duncan, C.E.O. of the Haven Warrior Support Center... more »
February 8, 2011 12:24 PM
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... more »
January 29, 2011 1:11 PM
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - A disabled Army veteran of the Iraq war is accused of molesting a teenage girl.
Forty-year-old Dennis Herbst of Loveland is due in court Monday on three felony charges of sexual abuse of a child. He is free on $25,000 bond. His phone number is... more »
September 23, 2010 3:38 PM
The Army says soldiers who returned to Fort Carson from Afghanistan this spring had fewer behavior problems and were more likely to seek help than soldiers on previous combat tours.
Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins, the post's commander, said Thursday that soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division's 4th Brigade... more »
August 25, 2010 2:35 PM
The National Archives now has the documents historians say laid the legal groundwork for the execution of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust.
The private, nonprofit Huntington Library formally handed over the Nuremberg Laws to archive officials at a news conference Wednesday at the library in San Marino, California.... more »
August 19, 2010 8:15 AM
Staff Sergeant Luke Dill was an 18-year-old specialist, when he rolled into Iraq as part of the U.S. invasion. Now, after two tours of duty, he's 25 and says he's proud to be leaving the country with the last of the U.S. combat units.
Troops of the 4th Stryker... more »
August 11, 2010 9:10 AM
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,... more »
July 26, 2010 12:39 PM
The Defense Department is conducting a damage assessment on the leak of some 91,000 classified documents on the Afghanistan war.
Pentagon spokesman Col. Dave Lapan told reporters Monday the review could take "days, if not weeks" because the military has yet to see all of the leaked reports.
... more »
July 14, 2010 8:38 AM
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... more »
July 6, 2010 8:37 AM
Roadside bombs in Afghanistan have killed five U.S. service members in different parts of the country. NATO says two died in the west, two in the south and one in the east.
The British Defense Ministry says one of its soldiers was killed in a blast during a vehicle... more »
July 2, 2010 2:18 PM
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... more »
June 25, 2010 7:21 PM
On Sunday, June 27, on Dateline, Richard Engel reports on one of the deadliest battles in the Afghan War. It was the battle of Wanat -- and the impact it had on the father of one fallen soldier.
Dateline airs on News First 5 at 6 p.m. Sunday. more »
June 9, 2010 12:56 PM
Each month at the Peak Grill in Colorado Springs they come. World War II veterans get together to laugh and cry and remember.
Master Sgt. Edwin Beck spend six months in a German prison camp. He says you can see a movie about it, or read about, but to... more »
May 18, 2010 12:05 AM
A camera crew gets ready to film a live event at the One Good Turn Ranch in Divide. It's called "Sons of the Fallen", a movie theatre event that pays tribute to boys who've lost their fathers in the war on terrorism. It features such stars as wrestler Bill Goldberg... more »
May 14, 2010 8:14 AM
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... more »
April 28, 2010 8:31 AM
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... more »
April 21, 2010 11:23 PM
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... more »
April 18, 2010 12:14 PM
The top U.S. military commander in Iraq says the planned withdrawal of nearly 45,000 U.S. troops by the end of August is on track despite a recent increase in attacks by militant forces. Army Gen. Ray Odierno also says that al-Qaida's capabilities in Iraq is being degraded. He tells "Fox... more »
April 3, 2010 8:44 AM
The Army says three Fort Carson soldiers wounded in Afghanistan were awarded the Purple Heart during President Barack Obama's visit to Kabul last weekend. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Friday that Obama gave the soldiers the medals a day after they were attacked March 27 in a roadside bombing. The... more »
March 11, 2010 5:40 PM
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.... more »
February 23, 2010 12:23 PM
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... more »
February 14, 2010 10:40 AM
Vice President Joe Biden says the Iraq war hasn't been worth its "horrible price." He says the war was mishandled from the outset and that the U.S. took its eye off the ball. As a result, he says the U.S. was left in a more dangerous position in Afghanistan, where... more »
February 14, 2010 9:32 AM
As promised, the Pentagon has begun examining how the ban on gays serving openly could be eased and then repealed. But a complete repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy is probably years away. The extended time line is about more than giving military leaders time to assess the... more »
February 10, 2010 8:28 AM
Fort Carson is honoring four of its soldiers and an Air Force airman who died last month while serving in Afghanistan. The memorial service Wednesday morning at the Army post is for four soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division and an Air Force airman. They are... more »
February 7, 2010 10:25 AM
Sarah Palin says that if President Barack Obama "played the war card," he could improve his chances of being re-elected.
Palin says that declaring war on Iran or showing stronger support for Israel might convince voters that Obama is tougher than they think on national security and doing all... more »
February 6, 2010 11:43 PM
Sgt. Nathan Jones has been gone for a year... He's a broadcast journalist in the US Army. Saturday a full stable of family and friends were there to greet him as he returned home from Iraq. "I was very surprised! It was like an out of body experience." he says,... more »
February 6, 2010 12:11 PM
A new and possibly decisive chapter of the Afghan war is unfolding. The U.S. is preparing a major attack on the Taliban, the militants are being squeezed in their Pakistani sanctuaries, and the Afghan government is trying to draw them into peace talks.
While "not prepared to say we've... more »
January 13, 2010 9:33 AM
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... more »
December 7, 2009 12:26 PM
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... more »
December 6, 2009 10:12 AM
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... more »
December 5, 2009 10:41 AM
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... more »
December 2, 2009 11:09 AM
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... more »
December 2, 2009 10:22 AM
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... more »
December 1, 2009 7:16 AM
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... more »
November 25, 2009 9:06 AM
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... more »
November 18, 2009 12:43 PM
According to President Barack Obama, the goal of his upcoming strategy in Afghanistan will be to "put us on a path towards ending the war." And he says he has no intention of passing the conflict on to the next president. In interviews before leaving China today, Obama declined to... more »