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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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  • Air Force Academy NCO takes Afghans to new level of firefighting

    Imagine a place where kids don't dream of growing up to be firefighters. Such a place is where Air Force Academy Master Sgt. Jeff Hackworth earned the Bronze Star Medal - by showing locals that fighting fire is an admirable craft of skill and bravery. A career Air Force firefighter, Hackworth got back last summer from a year in Afghanistan...

  • New VA clinic pays tribute to World War II hero from Colorado Springs

    A Colorado Springs hero got an honorary home Friday when the city's new Department of Veterans Affairs clinic was named for Pfc. Floyd Lindstrom. The World War II Medal of Honor recipient was mostly unsung in his hometown before veterans groups and Congress came together to put his name on the 76,000-square-foot facility at Centennial...

  • More Fort Carson soldiers in quarantine in U.S. after work in Liberia

    Another 25 Fort Carson soldiers have wrapped up their work in Liberia and arrived at an Ebola quarantine site in the U.S., the post said Wednesday. The return of the 25 from the 615th Engineer Company leaves the post with 10 soldiers remaining on the humanitarian mission to help the West African nation tackle the region's Ebola outbreak. The...

  • Graham will defend proposed reforms

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., new chairman of the Senate armed services' subcommittee on military personnel, has signaled he will defend retirement reforms proposed for a new generation of service members by the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission. Graham on Wednesday led Commission Chairman Alphonso Maldon Jr....

  • The Country Life: Life down on the farm - with German POWs

    A recent column spurred Jerry Kaufman of Black Forest to send me an email that included a few memories of growing up on a farm in Nebraska. In the email, Kaufman matter-of-factly mentioned Italian and German POWs working on the farm during World War II. Wait, what? German prisoners of war? Working on Nebraska farms? Perhaps it was a...

  • Army chief heaps praise on Fort Carson

    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. Any compliment from the Army's top general is a boost for...

  • 2 soldiers hurt in Fort Carson crash remain hospitalized

    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 stable condition. Both were being treated at Penrose-St....

  • Fort Carson ID's soldier who died in training accident

    Fort Carson on Sunday identified the soldier who was killed in a training accident at the post. Staff Sgt. Justin L. Holt, 31, of Bogata, Texas, was killed and six were injured in a vehicle rollover accident Friday night. Four of the injured soldiers were treated and released from local hospitals, according to a news release from the post....

  • Air Force Academy cadets show skill in cybersecurity competition

    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 foil opposing hackers. It may seem like homework to some,...

  • General: 'A hard path' to modernizing military computing

    The first step in reconfiguring the Defense Department's tangled computer networks came and went last fall with the highest honor for a technology change. "No one noticed," Air Force Gen. John Hyten told a crowd of 2,000 during the 2015 Cyberspace Symposium at The Broadmoor. Hyten was the top speaker at the symposium sponsored by Armed...

  • FMS: Air Force Academy prep schoolers help with elementary science fair

    Air Force Academy Prep School cadet candidates are inspiring and helping Pioneer Elementary School fifth graders achieve their dreams. Twenty of the officer hopefuls were at Pioneer on Friday to judge the school's seventh annual science fair. The cadet candidates' community volunteer efforts earned a Friday Military Salute. About 130 pupils...

  • Wife of former Fort Carson officer steps her way to Army volunteer award

    Jennifer Antonia didn't know she was walking her way toward a top Army honor while her husband was in Iraq. The wife of retired Col. Bruce Antonia, former Fort Carson chief of staff, she earned the Army's Mary E. Walker Award for volunteer service. She earned it in steps. "I was humbled," she said at a ceremony to receive a medallion that...

  • Briefly: Women and the military talk at Colorado College; Carson entry changes begin

    Authors will talk at CC about women, military Women and the military will be the topic of a Wednesday talk at Colorado College featuring authors Helen Thorpe and Angela Ricketts. Thorpe is the bestselling author of "Soldier Girls" and "Just Like Us." Ricketts wrote "No Man's War: Irreverent Confessions of an Infantry Wife." The college...

  • Additional choices could help costs fall

    The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission is urging President Barack Obama to endorse and Congress to enact sweeping changes to military health insurance and retirement options to "empower" service members to make choices that would drive down compensation costs. The panel's final report makes 15 recommendations that,...

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