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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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  • ABC's 'Nightline' to air report on Air Force Academy misconduct

    ABC News announced Tuesday that it will air an investigation into the misconduct of Air Force Academy football players and the school's 2013 informant scandal - stories that first appeared in The Gazette. The network's full report airs Wednesday on "Nightline" and follows Gazette investigations in 2013, August and September that examined the...

  • Booze, girls, cash and recruits: West Point responds to Gazette article

    West Point's top officer Sunday took full blame for the school's recruiting violations this year that included courting high school football players with alcohol and VIP treatment on a raucous bus ride. The incidents were first revealed in a  Saturday story in The Gazette. "As superintendent, I take full responsibility for all...

  • Fort Carson's top NCO clearly outlines dos and don'ts for soldiers

    Command Sgt. Maj. David Clark has a few rules for his Fort Carson soldiers - 42 pages worth. As the 4th Infantry Division's top enlisted soldier, Clark spearheaded the new rulebook released this month that outlaws walking while smoking and requires soldiers to exit their cars to render honors to the nation at the end of the duty day. The...

  • Homefront Cares' aid to veterans spreads beyond Pikes Peak region

    More than 750 people gathered at a gala this month to mark the 11th birthday of a homegrown charity that helps troops and their families and is rapidly shifting to a postwar role for veterans. The Home Front Cares drew the crowd and its donations. Founded by a pair of Colorado Springs Vietnam veterans to assist troops headed for Iraq, it has...

  • AFA flight team wins region, eyes national championship

    At the National Intercollegiate Flying Association competition held at the academy's airfield this month, cadets took to the skies to show their skills in precision navigation and other feats of airmanship. For the academy, it's a stop on the way to the National Championships in Ohio next May, and defeat by the five other Rocky Mountain...

  • Colorado Springs area military events starting Oct. 26, 2014

    SUNDAY How to Mountain Bike - 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Outdoor Recreation Complex, 7093 Specker Ave., Building 2429, $15; mwrfortcarson.com or call 526-3907. Fort Carson Handicap Stroke Play Championship - 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club, Fort Carson, $25; mwrfortcarson.com, 526-4102. WEDNESDAY Military Speakers Luncheon - With keynote...

  • Air Force Superintendent was a star for Falcons on court, in class

    Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson is the superintendent of the Air Force Academy, appointed this year and the first woman to hold that position. The general is a graduate of the academy's class of 1981 and one of the Air Force's most outstanding women's basketball players during her career. She ended her four-year stint with the basketball team...

  • 'Toxic' Fort Carson battalion commander returns to job despite recommendation of firing

    The commander of a Fort Carson helicopter battalion objected when subordinates talked about a toxic command climate, according to documents obtained by The Gazette. "You want toxic? I'll show you toxic," Lt. Col. Tammy Baugh allegedly told soldiers in the 1st Battalion of the 25th Aviation Regiment, documents said. A 263-page Army...

  • Photos: Fort Carson soldiers return from Afghanistan

    Fort Carson welcomed home 149 soldiers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division on Monday at the Special Events Center. The soldiers had been deployed in Afghanistan since March.

  • Pentagon orders Peterson team to prep for domestic Ebola fight

    U.S. Northern Command leaders worked Monday to assemble a team of military Ebola experts who will be on standby if civilian authorities need assistance with an outbreak. The Peterson Air Force Base Command was ordered by the Pentagon to come up with a 30-member Ebola fighting team that can be quickly flown to the site of an outbreak if...

  • Colorado Guard unit headed to Guantanamo Bay

    A Colorado National Guard unit headquartered in Castle Rock will leave for a year in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after a Tuesday farewell ceremony. The 130 Guardsmen from the 193rd Military Police Battalion recently completed a three-month training regimen to ready them for the deployment. They'll be honored at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Douglas County...

  • Fort Carson training will bring the noise

    Fort Carson's 1st Brigade Combat Team will be making more noise this week as its soldiers train with new weapons. The brigade, which was re-equipped with eight-wheeled Stryker vehicles earlier this year, is training with new gear on the south side of the 137,000-acre post. A post spokeswoman said the soldiers this week will be using 155 mm...

  • Soldiers promote physical fitness, community at Pinon Valley elementary

    Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment were "Running With the Wolves" this month to help Piñon Valley Elementary School acquire new equipment and technology and to promote physical fitness. The squadron commander, Lt. Col. Steven Barry, and 16 of his soldiers spent an afternoon at the grade school running nine physical fitness lanes...

  • Brotherhood of vets who served secretly in southeast Asia meet in Colorado Springs

    ince their first meeting in Dayton, Ohio, in 1998, the Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Brotherhood has donated $475,000 in goods and services to the people in the Southeast Asian countries where they once secretly served. "We don't take any money from any government or country," Bill Peterson, director of communications for the organization said...

  • Holiday season starts early for families of deployed troops

    The Halloween candy hasn't been handed out yet, but for families of deployed troops, the winter holiday season starts now. Deadlines for sending packages to overseas military addresses hit Nov. 8 for the lowest rate parcel post, the Postal Service said. That means early holiday shopping for hundreds of Pikes Peak region families with loved...

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