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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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  • Fort Carson commander LaCamera talks Afghanistan, changing face of war

    Uncertainty is the norm for Fort Carson soldiers, their boss, Maj. Gen. Paul LaCamera told The Gazette. The general, fresh home from Afghanistan, said dealing with uncertainty will mean lots of rigorous training to prepare for a world that could be as difficult as anything soldiers have seen in 13 years of war. "There is no peace dividend at...

  • Falcon hockey shares rink with wounded vets

    For the past several weekends, Air Force Academy hockey players have aimed not just to woo fans or gain a trophy but to have a positive impact on local wounded 
veterans. Through the Cadet Service Leadership Program, part of the Center for Character and Leadership Development's integration and outreach directorate, about 15 hockey players...

  • Local tech company puts cadets to work

    National defense technologies once part of the Strategic Defense Initiative rooted in Air Force Academy research and development have been adapted for use in the medical industry. The Air Force Academy and its cadets have a role to play. Former Air Force physicist and academy graduate Robert Golobic once worked with lasers designed to destroy...

  • AFA researchers' new wing a 'paradigm shift'

    Researchers at the Air Force Academy, with the help of cadets, are flipping traditional aeronautics engineers on their heads with a new engine wing designed to reduce fuel consumption while allowing for longer loiter times and increased thrust. "Normally, we associate an aircraft with saying that the wing produces lift and the engine produces...

  • NORAD's top enlisted man retires after 37 years in the Army

    After 37 years of leading soldiers and deploying to war-torn countries around the world, Army Command Sgt. Maj. Robert A. Winzenried has retired from his position as the top enlisted soldier of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. Before his assignment to NORAD and Northern Command, Winzenried served as the...

  • Ceremony for returning Fort Carson soldiers rescheduled

    Fort Carson officials have rescheduled a ceremony to welcome home about 125 soldiers who have been in Afghanistan since March. The ceremony originally scheduled for Friday night is now set to be held at the Special Events Center on post at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The soldiers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division were...

  • Colorado Springs charity supports children who have lost parents to war

    A Colorado Springs charity that supports the children of fallen troops is hoping for a big turnout at its Saturday fundraiser run at Fox Run Regional Park. Angels of America's Fallen tries to help kids who have lost a parent at war rebuild their lives through sports and activities. Founder Joe Lewis said the goal is to help children connect...

  • Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

    WASHINGTON — Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers in combat. President Barack Obama praised the soldiers as patriots whose sacrifices had never been fully...

  • 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...

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