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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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  • New Fort Carson bomb boss: Gender doesn't matter

    Col. Heidi Hoyle is the first woman to command Fort Carson's 71st Ordnance Group, but she says gender is the least important thing when it comes to explosive ordnance disposal. Even as the war winds down in Afghanistan, the 1,300-soldier 71st - one of two Army bomb-disposal groups - has a big job to do. The unit provides bomb-disposal...

  • Two strokes haven't kept AFA coach from competing

    At 42, Lt. Col. Dan Oosterhous, an Air Force pilot, tennis coach and athlete, felt alive and healthy until a stroke threatened to end his career and forever alter his life. Recently medically retired, Oosterhous continues as the Air Force Academy's men's head tennis coach and as an athlete representing the nation in the first Invictus Games...

  • STEM Rocks gives children an up-close and fun look at science, math and engineering

    Dinosaur fossils, rockets, catapults, electricity and much more were gathered at the Air and Space Museum on Peterson Air Force Base for the third STEM Rocks forum by the Challenger Learning Center on Aug. 23. "STEM Rocks is an event for military families and kids to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering and math," said...

  • Army major gets medal for saving man from train

    ORINDA, Calif. - A U.S. Army officer who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq was celebrated as a hero for his actions off the battlefield. Maj. Adam Czekanski received a medal from the Army on Sept. 4 for his efforts to rescue a man who fell onto Bay Area Rapid Transit train tracks in Orinda, Calif., in January. Czekanski, 37, ran from the top...

  • Taxpayers cover Coast Guard private-party patrols

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - At private parties on the waters of Long Island Sound, lined by some of the country's most exclusive real estate, hosts setting off elaborate fireworks displays enjoy a little-known benefit. Security is provided, at no expense, by the Coast Guard. For some regattas, yacht club parties and even weddings, the maritime agency...

  • Understanding new 'in-state' tuition ceiling on GI bill

    Perhaps the first thing veterans using GI Bill education benefits should understand about new "in-state tuition" protection that Congress approved last month is that it won't take effect for another year. The delay until the fall 2015 semester will give state-run colleges and universities time to prepare policies or laws to lower tuition and...

  • Military Awards

    Master Sgt. Faline M. Kubes Air Force Master Sgt. Faline M. Kubes has retired from the Air Force after serving honorably for 24 years. Kubes was last serving as the NCO in charge of general surgery and gastroenterology clinics with the Air Force Academy. Kubes is the wife of Chris A. Kubes of Colorado Springs. 
Spc. Christen Dierken Army...

  • Military Briefs

    Cyberwarfare may 
become own branch Computer warfare could be become a separate branch of the Army, splitting from the Signal Corps, the Army said on its website. Building a cyber branch comes as the Army stands up its first computer warfare brigade in Georgia that is focused on defending Army networks from hackers. "The Cyber Protection...

  • Colorado National Guard talks ISIS with contingent from Jordan

    DENVER - Surrounded by chaos, the kingdom of Jordan is relying on deep ties with the U.S. and Colorado to counter the threat of the terror group ISIS. "It's in time of difficulty when you find out who your friends are," Jordan's Prince Feisal, brother of King Abdullah and a three-star general in his country's military, said Thursday during a...

  • Fort Carson corporal named top soldier, more competition awaits former 'nerd'

    A Fort Carson corporal has been named the best soldier in Army Forces Command and will compete in October for the title of best soldier in the Army. It was the fifth test of soldier skills for Cpl. Zach Bandli, who has also won three contests at Carson and another facing the top soldiers in III Corps at Fort Hood, Texas. The competitions...

  • Military leaders to hold 9/11 event at Cheyenne Mountain

    Military leaders from the Pikes Peak region and across North America are expected to gather at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station on Sept. 11 
for a ceremony to remember the 9/11 attacks and the work local troops do to ensure a similar strike won't happen. The event organized by U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense...

  • Colorado National Guard eager to move into fancy new home

    ​The Colorado National Guard is putting the finishing touches on a $19 million home in northern Colorado Springs. The facility, built on federal land just north of Briargate Parkway and Interstate 25, will house the 1st Battalion of the 157th Infantry Regiment. "If we ever have to go out on I-25 and rescue stranded motorists in a blizzard,...

  • When military and matrimony don't mix

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. - For those in the armed forces, divorce can be a whole new battleground. "It's ironic because these are trained fighters and they can find themselves in a battle they are not prepared for," said attorney Cynthia Hawkins Clark. Although military family law cases go through civilian courts, they often present a unique set of...

  • Ohio Army Guard postpones drills to save money

    CINCINNATI - The Ohio Army National Guard postponed most of its planned training in early September because of federal budget issues. The Ohio National Guard's adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst, made the announcement Aug. 29 in videos posted on the Guard's website and on social media. She said drills were being rescheduled to the...

  • US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

    WASHINGTON - Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified documents show. Invasion of Alaska? Yes. It...


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