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Soldiers' advocates say Fort Carson banned them

Fri, May 16, 2014 - 9:06 AM 0

DENVER — Two veterans who advocate for injured or mentally ill soldiers filed a lawsuit saying they have been illegally barred from Fort Carson.

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Obama presents top medal to Afghanistan veteran

Tue, May 13, 2014 - 4:56 PM 0

WASHINGTON — It could have been over for Kyle J. White just 30 seconds into the firefight with the Taliban, when a rocket-propelled grenade knocked him unconscious.

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  • Military briefs: Fort Carson to celebrate with '4th on the 3rd;' new military IDs in the works

    Fort Carson is welcoming the public to its celebration of Independence Day. The "4th on the 3rd" event runs 4 to 10 p.m. Friday in the post's Iron Horse Park. "The event will feature live music from the 4th Infantry Division band. The celebration will conclude with a fireworks show at 9:15 p.m.," the post said in a news release. "A wide...

  • Military Briefs: Nonprofit changes name, Pueblo center to host Medal of Honor recipients

    Springs nonprofit getting new name A Colorado Springs-based military nonprofit has changed its name to reflect its new emphasis. The National Homeland Defense Foundation will be named the Peak Military Care Network, reflecting the expanded role for the nonprofit founded in 2012. The network works to connect troops and veterans to aid...

  • Military Update: Senate kills attempt to test privatization of commissaries

    The Senate voted Wednesday to kill a plan hatched by its armed services committee to privatize five large commissary stores to test the concept of commercial grocers running base stores to save defense dollars. But as the Senate version of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill moved toward a final floor vote late Thursday, amendments to...

  • Fort Carson colonel makes uniform adjustment during training

    PIÑON CANYON - An Army uniform is normally a cloth resume, showing where soldiers have fought and how they've been trained. Experience is obvious at first glance, with jump wings, combat patches and other job-related insignia. But that's not the case for Fort Carson's 1st Brigade Combat Team, where commanders have banned everything but the...

  • Fort Carson unit works on new type of warfare at Piñon Canyon

    PIÑON CANYON - Sweeping movements spanned miles of territory across southeastern Colorado last week and involved hundreds of vehicles and thousands of Fort Carson soldiers from the post's 1st Brigade Combat Team. It's something that hasn't been seen for more than a decade at Fort Carson's Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site - preparation for...

  • Lt. Gen Michelle Johnson: 840 graduating Air Force second lieutenants serve as inspiration

    Air Force Academy graduation - 840 inspirational stories! Last month, our Air Force Academy launched our 57th graduating class, to lead and serve our Air Force and our nation. As each new second lieutenant stepped before me, I could feel a sense of accomplishment radiating as he or she shook my hand, saluted, and stepped off to begin a life...

  • Military Update: Pentagon suggests changes to 'blended retirement' plan

    Military leaders and Department of Defense pay experts have presented to Congress a reshaped version of that new "blended retirement" system for future service members, saying this one "best enables us to maintain the readiness of the All-Volunteer Force." Their hope is that Congress will accept the fresh changes quickly and integrate them...

  • Military briefs

    LaCamera headed to lead unit in Iraq Fort Carson's former boss, Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, has been picked to lead U.S. efforts to bolster Iraq. LaCamera will serve as the chief of the Office of Security Cooperation in Baghdad, a recently reinforced unit that's helping train and equip Iraqi forces in their fight against Islamic State...

  • Colorado Springs area military events starting June 14, 2015

    JULY 17-19 AND 24-26 Rocky Mountain State Games Military Support Program - This program allows service members, their spouses and dependents to participate in the Rocky Mountain State Games at up to a 50 percent discount off the normal registration fees. The discount will apply to individual and team registration fees until funds are...

  • New law removes state income tax for Coloradans in military

    DENVER - One bill Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law this year is intended to be a homecoming of sorts for Colorado's active-duty military. Active-duty military members are provided with a list of the 30 states that either don't have income tax or exempt military members from paying it and asked where they'd like to declare their...

  • Military Update: Proposal to change housing allowance for dual-service couples criticized

    The Obama administration applauds several steps the Senate Armed Services Committee has taken to dampen military compensation growth next year, including support for a third straight pay raise cap, a jump in co-pays on drug prescriptions filled off base and a deep cut in taxpayer support of commissaries, which is sure to shave shopper savings...

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