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Tom Roeder

Weekend/Military Editor

  • Fort Carson troops learn how they could wing their way to war

    Updated: Thu, Jan 30, 2014

    The Army is learning to fly. Long tied to missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, troops at Fort Carson are learning a way to fight that will have them winging their way to battle against enemies. The philosophy isn't new; airborne units practiced rapid deployments throughout the Cold War....

  • Fort Carson brigade to families: Don’t send porn, Nerf guns to troops

    Updated: Wed, Jan 29, 2014

    Leaders Fort Carson’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team took to Facebook Wednesday with a plea to families to take more care with their care packages. U.S. Central Command has tight rules on what items soldiers may possess in Kuwait and contraband is seized when it hits Camp Buehring, where...

  • Fort Carson soldiers in Afghanistan ready for Super Bowl Monday

    Updated: Wed, Jan 29, 2014

    In Afghanistan, Fort Carson soldiers are gearing up for a bleary-eyed Super Bowl Monday. The game will hit the airwaves at 3:30 a.m. and leaders with Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division are preparing a party, complete with pizza and non-alcoholic beer. "We're definitely going to...

  • Air Force Academy mourns captain killed in crash

    Updated: Tue, Jan 28, 2014

    Three weeks after he died in a helicopter crash in England, Capt. Christopher Stover was brought home to the Air Force Academy. More than 200 people attended a funeral mass Monday in the academy's chapel and the burial that followed at the academy cemetery. Stover, 28, was a 2008...

  • Fort Carson general leaving for two-star job in Texas

    Updated: Fri, Jan 24, 2014

    Fort Carson boss Brig. Gen. Michael Bills is headed to Texas to lead the 1st Cavalry Division and a replacement hasn't been announced. Bills has served as the post's senior mission commander since June 24, acting as the Fort Carson's local leader while 4th Infantry Division commander...

  • VA closes deal for national cemetery land near Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Jan 23, 2014

    Papers have been signed sealing a deal to buy 374 acres of land as a burial place for southern Colorado veterans, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Wednesday. The site near South Powers Boulevard and Bradley Road is planned to serve the region's 95,000 veterans. The...

  • Fort Carson brigade to trade in tanks for 8-wheeled Strykers

    Updated: Wed, Jan 22, 2014

    A Fort Carson brigade will trade its tanks for eight-wheeled Stryker combat vehicles in a move that will make the 4th Infantry Division among the most flexible units in the Army. After the change, the division will have armored, infantry and Stryker brigades, creating a force that can...

  • Fort Carson officials investigate airfield bomb threat

    Updated: Wed, Jan 22, 2014

    Fort Carson officials evacuated Butts Army Airfield in response to an anonymous bomb threat Wednesday morning. Military police and other forces were investigating and sweeping the complex, home to the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, for explosives. The airfield sits behind layers for...

  • Super Bowl party for Fort Carson troops offers beer pong, without beer

    Updated: Tue, Jan 21, 2014

    Fort Carson soldiers in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, will get a big Super Bowl party that includes beer-free beer pong. The twist on the timeless drinking game comes courtesy of the USO and Central Command’s decade-old General Order No. 1, which forbids boozing in Middle Eastern nations...

  • Second Democrat enters 5th Congressional District race

    Published: Mon, Jan 20, 2014

    A second Democrat has entered the race to unseat incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn. Leslie Summey, jumped into the 5th Congressional District race with a Monday news conference. A Navy veteran, Summey was a singer with the Navy Band. She's a mother of five, Colorado Springs...

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