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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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  • Alamosa sailor dies while on liberty in Bahrain

    A Colorado sailor died at a hotel in Bahrain, the Pentagon said in a news release Monday. Petty Officer 3rd Class Devon J. Doyle, 21, of Alamosa, died Saturday in Manama, Bahrain, while on liberty the Pentagon said. The Navy said Doyle, a sailor aboard the destroyer USS Farragut, died in an apparent fall from a hotel balcony in the resort...

  • General looks back fondly on his time at Fort Carson

    Maj. Gen. Paul LaCamera can't process how much he learned at the helm of the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson. "I haven't had enough time to let that sink in," he said Thursday, an hour before handing command to Maj. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves. "It will be a lot." LaCamera led the post through one of the most tumultuous times in its history...

  • NORAD celebrates 57th birthday with eye on an old rival

    At 57, the North American Aerospace Defense Command is facing old Cold War problems and a new pantheon of rising terrorist threats. The binational command celebrated its birthday last week with cake, punch and a pep talk from its commander, Adm. Bill Gortney. The command, which defends North America from attack, was a critical element of...

  • Military briefs

    Fort Carson WWI soldier to get medal Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division will be able to claim another Medal of Honor recipient on June 2 when President Barack Obama posthumously awards the medal to a World War I soldier. In August 1918, the division's Sgt. William Shemin repeatedly risked his life to rescue wounded comrades caught between...

  • Military Update: Reserve, Guard retirement choices in sharper focus

    Many Army Reserve and National Guard members, particularly those who are younger and have fewer years of service, will likely face a difficult choice of retirement plans next year. It will be a decision as complex as the one being prepared by Congress for their active-duty counterparts. More details of that choice are emerging as architects of...

  • Friday Military Salute: Making a difference and saving millions at Fort Carson

    There's a moment in time when maturity meets with reality to find it within yourself to make it a priority to help others. That positive mix is the passion that fuels more than 4,000 registered volunteers at Fort Carson and is the focus of our Friday Military Salute. The post held its annual Volunteer Award Ceremony at the Elkhorn Conference...

  • Top Pikes Peak region troops celebrated at The Broadmoor

    The top troops in the Pikes Peak region were lauded Wednesday during a luncheon at The Broadmoor. The Armed Forces Week event sponsored by the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance drew more than 1,000 people to honor the 40,000 troops in the Pikes Peak region. "My greatest privilege in the world is to put on the uniform every day and...

  • Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson: Air Force Academy tries new ways to beat developmental plateaus

    Many readers have heard about disruptive innovation - a change that creates an entirely new way of doing business. Exponential energy, driverless vehicles and wearable technology are all examples. Indeed, it seems I cannot meet five people without most of them wearing some form of technology. Even my command chief master sergeant, a combat...

  • Enlisted troops nominated for honors from Colorado Springs business group

    The top troops in the Pikes Peak region will be lauded at a Wednesday luncheon sponsored by the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance in honor of Armed Forces Week. - The luncheon will feature a speech from Gen. John Hyten, the boss of Air Force Space Command, but all eyes will be on the airmen, privates and sergeants in line for the...

  • Military briefs: Fort Carson to get new commander, NORAD celebrates birthday

    Fort Carson to get new commander Fort Carson soldiers will get a new boss on Thursday when Maj. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves takes over from Maj. Gen. Paul LaCamera. Gonsalves will be a familiar face to many in the community. He served as the post's deputy commander from 2011 to 2013. A career armor officer, Gonsalves led a brigade of 1st Cavalry...

  • Red Cross chapter helps troops abroad and at home

    Every week is Armed Forces Week for volunteers with the Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Red Cross. The charity's volunteers help out at local military clinics and hospitals, assist veterans and play a crucial role when troops overseas have family emergencies, said Gabrielle Skovira, who manages armed forces programs for the local Red...

  • Have your ID handy: Security increased at U.S. military bases, but not over tangible threat

    Military bases across the nation - including the five in the Pikes Peak region - increased security Friday on the orders of U.S. Northern Command in a bid to throw a curveball to terrorists. The move isn't tied to a threat, officials said. Instead, Northern Command boss Adm. Bill Gortney is driving a push to randomly increase security measures...

  • Air Force Academy cadet released from Virginia hospital after heart attack

    An Air Force Academy cadet who suffered a heart attack during spring break has been released from a Virginia hospital, her family said on Twitter. Hailey Lane, whose struggle to recover from the March 23 incident grew into a Twitter movement under the hashtag #HaileyStrong, was headed home to continue healing, her family said. In a bid to...

  • Fort Carson access rules change Friday

    New access requirements at Fort Carson will go into effect Friday. Visitors without a federal or Department of Defense identification card will need to report to the post's Visitor Control Center at Building 6012 at Gate 1, and show a valid state or federally licensed identification card, vehicle registration and proof of insurance, if...

  • Eight local service members gain citizenship on fast-track program

    America gained eight citizens during a Fort Carson ceremony last week thanks to a program that fast-tracks immigration paperwork for troops. The program, in place since the Sept. 11 attacks and run through a partnership between the military and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, gives rapid citizenship to those who serve in...

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