• Fort Carson brigade headed to Kuwait for possible showdown with ISIS

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    As Congress mulls America's war with the Islamic State terror group, more than 4,000 Fort Carson soldiers prepared Thursday to leave for Kuwait, where they will take over as America's largest ground force in the troubled region. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team bid farewell to the post in...

  • Fort Carson helps families prepare for 3rd BCT's deployment to Kuwait

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Soldiers in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team spent the past year in intense training for their deployment this month to Kuwait. The soldiers weren't alone in their preparations. The brigade also spent the past year drilling the families of its more than 4,000 soldiers on skills they will...

  • Fort Carson hospital reforms enacted after investigation into care of mental health patient

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    A mental health patient's audiotaped encounters with Fort Carson doctors led to a sweeping investigation of Evans Army Community Hospital and a series of reforms in patient care, documents obtained by The Gazette show. The Army found that some workers in the hospital's behavioral...

  • Report: One in 10 female AFA cadets victims of unwanted sexual contact

    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    One in 10 female Air Force Academy cadets suffered unwanted sexual contact during the school year that ended in May, and half of the women at the school reported sexual harassment in a Pentagon survey. The results of an annual report card on sexual assault at the academy released...

  • Army chief heaps praise on Fort Carson

    Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    Fort Carson got a four-starred vote of confidence Monday from Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. In town to pin stars on the Army's newest general, Odierno heaped praise on the post's 4th Infantry Division and talked up the importance of its new mission to train troops in Europe....

  • 2 soldiers hurt in Fort Carson crash remain hospitalized

    Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    Two of six Fort Carson soldiers injured in a Friday night training accident remained hospitalized Monday as the post released more information on the staff sergeant who died in the wreck of a Stryker vehicle. One of the soldiers was in good condition and another was in serious but...

  • Get ready for noise: Fort Carson helicopter training planned this week

    Updated: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    Fort Carson's neighbors can expect some noise Wednesday as the post's attack helicopters practice aerial gunnery. Soldiers with the 1st Battalion of the 25th Aviation Regiment will fly their AH-64E Apache choppers to the firing range on Fort Carson's south side for the 11 a.m. event....

  • One dead in I-25 crash south of Fountain

    Updated: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    A Buick swerved into the median off southbound Interstate 25 Sunday evening, killing the driver. Colorado State Patrol troopers say the crash happened just after 7 p.m. just south of the El Paso County line. The 2003 Buick Century slammed into a tree in the median, and the driver...

  • Colorado Springs police seek angry fast food thief

    Updated: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    A customer who threw a fit and some food inside a Wendy's restaurant in Colorado Springs Sunday was sought for robbery. Police say just before 7 p.m. Sunday a man walked into the restaurant on the 1500 block of South Nevada Avenue and complained loudly about the quality of his meal....

  • Air Force Academy cadets show skill in cybersecurity competition

    Updated: Sun, Feb 8, 2015

    Cadets at the Air Force Academy recently took top honors at a Pennsylvania cybersecurity competition pitting them against their counterparts from other service academies. It's a competition that involves tons of brains if little brawn as cadets battle to control computer networks and...

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