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Erin Prater

Military Reporter

  • Pro athletes share with military veterans how to get back in the game

    Published: Sun, Jan 26, 2014

    Former NFL wide receiver Chris Sanders has never experienced combat. But he feels like he has. When he tells veterans his story, they listen. "I may not have went to war, I may not have been shot at," Sanders, a former Tennessee Titans wide receiver, told a room of Fort Carson...

  • 90 troops in Fort Carson battalion return from Afghanistan

    Updated: Wed, Jan 22, 2014

    Every night at the dinner table, Jamielynn Koback and her six children take turns sharing the highs and lows of the day. With husband and father Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brian Koback deployed since last summer, there have been more of the latter than the former. Until four nights...

  • Airman pleads guilty to distributing child porn, other charges; sentencing hearing starts today

    Updated: Tue, Jan 21, 2014

    A Peterson Air Force Base airman pleaded guilty Tuesday to distributing pornographic pictures of toddlers, having cybersex with a teenage girl and attempting to strangle his wife. A military judge accepted the plea of Senior Airman Czachery Rike, a firefighter with the 21st Civil...

  • PTSD is a 'cultural phenomena' in U.S., authors say

    Updated: Sun, Jan 19, 2014

    A newly released book written by two Colorado professors argues that more U.S. combat veterans are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder in the U.S. than anywhere else because the condition has become a "cultural phenomena." Sarah Hautzinger, a Colorado College associate...

  • Military charity looks to expand reach

    Published: Sun, Jan 19, 2014

    A military charity has decided that money earmarked for a Colorado wounded warrior vacation campus could be better spent sending veterans to out-of-state retreats. Parker-based nonprofit Project Sanctuary has offered free monthly getaways for troops, veterans and their families at the...

  • Retiree Appreciation Day a chance to give back

    Updated: Sat, Jan 18, 2014

    Retired 1st Sgt. Lawrence Robertson didn't particularly need breakfast, a flu shot, a dental screening or any of the other free services offered Jan. 11 during Retiree Appreciation Day. But the former Army food-service inspector donned his green John Deere ball cap, jumped in his...

  • Town hall on marijuana, fire mitigation set for Palmer Lake

    Updated: Fri, Jan 17, 2014

    Palmer Lake will hold a town hall meeting Saturday to discuss recreational marijuana sales and fire mitigation. The 9-11 a.m. meeting will be at the town hall, 42 Valley Crescent St., according to the town website. Discussion topics include the town's moratorium on recreational...

  • Air Force says 90-person unit to move from N.M. to Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Jan 16, 2014

    An Air Force space control squadron based in New Mexico will move to Peterson Air Force Base this year, bringing with it 90 active-duty positions, Air Force Space Command announced Thursday. The 4th Space Control Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., will co-locate with Peterson...

  • Fort Carson soldier faces court-martial in sex assault, porn site activity

    Published: Wed, Jan 15, 2014

    A Fort Carson soldier faces up to life in prison without parole for allegedly restraining a woman, sexually assaulting her and biting her breast, according to a charging document. Sgt. David Dorris, with Kilo Battery, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat...

  • Former Fort Carson soldier follows acting dream

    Updated: Sun, Jan 12, 2014

    A former Fort Carson soldier who used his GI Bill to attend acting school is hoping to catch a lucky break this year. In September, Chris DeVinny, a former forward observer who served with the post's 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, landed his first small-screen role - a bit...

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