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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.


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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  • Pregame flyovers to return to Air Force football games

    Jets will once again buzz over Falcon Stadium before Air Force football games. A full reinstatement of pregame flyovers has not been granted, but the academy learned Monday that the former staple will be part of the festivities at least for this week's game against Navy and an Oct. 18 game against New Mexico. "That's awesome," cornerback...

  • About a 1,000 show up in Colorado Springs for veterans marijuana giveaway

    A free cannabis giveaway at a Colorado Springs hotel Saturday attracted about a thousand people looking for an alternative medication for their physical and mental pain. Roger Martin, the executive director and co-founder of Operation Grow4Vets, which put on the event, said the group's goal is to bring cannabis to veterans with...

  • Fort Carson offers program to help military spouses

    It is a scenario often repeated among today's military service members: A young soldier embarks on a new career that takes him away to foreign lands and forces him to leave a young bride alone in a strange new place with no friends or family and no idea where to turn. That's exactly what Fort Carson leaders say they tried to counter this...

  • Museum keeps memories alive of K.I. Sawyer

    MARQUETTE, Mich. - The Cold War is over, but the memories linger - and they're memories that should be kept alive. That's one reason for the creation of the K.I. Sawyer Heritage Air Museum in the former Silver Wings Recreation Center at the former Air Force base. The facility, though, is more than just a place to share war stories. The...

  • Pensacola celebrates 100 years of Naval aviation

    PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR STATION, Fla. - The Florida Panhandle city long known as "The Cradle of Naval Aviation" is celebrating 
100 years of training the Navy's top pilots. Pensacola Naval Air Station hosted a black-tie gala 
Sept. 20 to mark the base's 100th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the National Museum of Naval Aviation, housed at...

  • 80,000 vets with PTSD could gain discharge upgrades

    As many as 80,000 veterans who suffered from post-traumatic stress and received other than honorable discharges can use evidence of their PTSD to petition service boards to upgrade the bad paper discharge. At stake for individuals is removal of lifelong stigmas that have scarred reputations, limited job prospects and blocked critical veteran...

  • Military Awards

    Air Force Academy cadets Two Air Force Academy cadets were recognized for helping an injured hiker on the Manitou Incline last month. Sophomores Brianna Ramey and Patrick Casa encountered an injured, bleeding hiker on the Incline on Aug. 16 and administered first aid while getting help from authorities. Ramey stopped a bleeding leg wound...

  • Military briefs

    Budget cuts put base operators on hold Telephone operators at Peterson Air Force Base will reduce their hours Wednesday as part of a base-wide budget-cutting plan. Once on call day and night, operators now will man the phones from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Base operators have played a crucial role throughout the Air Force's 67-year history, but...

  • Retiring soldier looks back fondly on 37 years of service

  • Report: Security agency not prepared for pandemic

    WASHINGTON - For nearly a decade, the Homeland Security Department has stockpiled supplies, from respirators and surgical masks to hand sanitizer and antiviral medications, in case of a pandemic. But the agency stocked up without knowing what it needed and now most of the gear and medicine on hand will be unusable after next year, according to...

  • Military calendar Sept. 28, 2014

    FRIDAY CG Scramble - 1:30 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain Golf Club, Fort Carson, $30. Registration: mwrfortcarson.com, 526-4102.
 SATURDAY Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 5K Run/Walk - Domestic Violence Awareness Month event, 8 a.m., Iron Horse Park, Fort Carson. Registration: Lisa Jenkins, 526-8471, www.carson.army.mil/acs. Air Force Falcons football...

  • Academy program pushes technology partnerships to turn research into cash

    The goal is an old one - Air Force Academy cadets and professors have come up with new ideas for decades, many of which have landed in the civilian world. What's new is the school's formalized program to collect ideas and use them to pollinate business in Colorado Springs and around the nation, while at the same time bringing in cash to shield...

  • Fort Carson's 3rd Brigade trains to fight in big battles, insurgencies

    No more Burger King and containerized housing units. No tents, either. One hot meal a day if you can get there. Plenty of firepower, though. It's the austere world of a Fort Carson soldier preparing for a future that could include battle against the Islamic State terror group. It's a battlefield where commanders in the post's 3rd Brigade...

  • Warrior Games underway in Colorado Springs

    Wounded, injured and ill troops will vie for medals in the Warrior Games, which kick off Sunday with an opening ceremony at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Participants say the weeklong sporting event is about more than bragging rights. Instead, they say, it's a chance to be normal, if only for a while. "Your injuries...

  • New Colorado Springs VA clinic celebrates official opening

    With speeches, a ribbon and oversized scissors Friday, local leaders gave an official welcome to Colorado Springs' new Veterans Affairs clinic on the city's west side. The 76,000-square-foot facility at Centennial Boulevard and Fillmore Street has been open to patients for nearly a month and replaces three smaller facilities spread around the...


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