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Erin Prater

Military Reporter

  • Fort Carson soldier gets 22 months for child sex assault

    Published: Thu, Nov 14, 2013

    A Fort Carson soldier was sentenced to 22 months of confinement and a bad-conduct discharge Wednesday after pleading guilty to the aggrivated sexual assault of a child. Spc. Alexander J. Aguilar, a human resource specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion,...

  • Generations come together at veteran's breakfast in Fountain

    Updated: Wed, Nov 13, 2013

    FOUNTAIN - He showed up expecting a free pancake breakfast as a thank-you for his service. The Colorado Springs Young Marines did Robert Wilson one better. They served the retired tech sergeant a piping hot stack of flapjacks, then gave him their undivided attention as they...

  • Colorado Springs veterans cherish their service - and their motorcycles

    Updated: Tue, Nov 12, 2013

    No drugs. No guns. No attitudes. Outside the 10-acre property owned by the Colorado Springs chapter of the Veterans Motorcycle Club hangs a vivid red sign with those six words stenciled in bold, black letters. They serve as a warning - not to the maladapted veteran who might...

  • Veterans honored with parade

    Updated: Sat, Nov 9, 2013

    When retired Air Force Col. Skip Morgan returned from Vietnam more than four decades ago, the reception he received was hurtful and cold. Protesters awaited him and his comrades at the San Francisco International Airport, Morgan said. "It wasn't a great welcome," he said. "You kind...

  • Vets invited to share their stories at event

    Published: Wed, Nov 6, 2013

    Troops, veterans and their family members are invited to participate in an annual storytelling event just for them. The annual Veterans Remember Community Dialogues will be held Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Penrose Library's Carnegie Room, 20 N. Cascade Ave. "If you have a story...

  • Granny brigade keeps watch as Fort Carson parents learn

    Updated: Sun, Nov 3, 2013

    For Dorris Crawford, diaper duty was officially over decades ago. After raising six children of her own, no one would blame the 82-year-old if she didn't want to burp another cranky baby or wipe another dirty chin again. But she misses it. So every Wednesday, the Cheyenne Place...

  • Fort Carson soldier wins Warrior Cup in golf event

    Published: Sun, Nov 3, 2013

    A Fort Carson soldier tied for the coveted Warrior Cup at an annual golf tournament for wounded troops hosted by former President George W. Bush in September. Capt. Matt Anderson, of the post's Warrior Transition Battalion, placed second among all competitors and first among...

  • Fort Carson welcomes home units from Kuwait, Afghanistan

    Updated: Tue, Oct 29, 2013

    Amanda Kleinhans left Fort Carson on Monday with her heart a bit lighter and her left hand a bit heavier. For her boyfriend, Staff Sgt. William Mikschl, the nine-month deployment the couple had just endured was the ultimate test of their relationship. It was a test she'd been...

  • Preventive care just as important for soldiers as equipment, Fort Carson unit believes

    Published: Sun, Oct 27, 2013

    The commander of the 4th Infantry Division's Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion is touting a new program that encourages leaders to perform regular checks on soldiers' well-being much as they would on equipment. The program - dubbed PMCS, or Preventive Maintenance for the...

  • AFA cadets go all out to provide Halloween fun for sick children

    Published: Sun, Oct 27, 2013

    As Air Force Academy Cadet Missy Byrd rallied her troops, some looked rough, with blood dripping from their arms and necks. But morale was high. "Good job, guys," said Byrd, a sophomore, to a handful of energetic cadets dressed as bearded clowns, injured prisoners and zombie airmen...

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