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Fort Carson soldiers prepping to feed hungry on Thanksgiving Day
Fort Carson soldiers prepping to feed hungry on Thanksgiving Day

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 8 hr ago

Arian Mercado hasn't celebrated a Thanksgiving with his family since joining the military four years ago, yet each year he works to ensure others can...

US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued
US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued

By: - 0 21 hr ago

Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said. The...

White House military personnel removed amid investigation into contacts with foreign women during Trump’s Asia trip
White House military personnel removed amid investigation into contacts with foreign women during Trump’s Asia trip

By: - 0 23 hr ago

Three military personnel have been reassigned from their White House jobs amid allegations that they had improper contact with foreign women while...

VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing veterans
VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing veterans

By: - 0 23 hr ago

HERALD, W.Va.— A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet —...

AROUND TOWN: Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo's 71 years supporting military charities
AROUND TOWN: Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo's 71 years supporting military charities

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Nov 21, 2017

The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo has been a rip-snortin' local sports tradition since 1937, and founder Spencer Penrose stipulated a special legacy: The...

Military discovers additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson in Niger
Military discovers additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson in Niger

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in an Oct. 4 ambush in Niger, have been found at the site where his body was discovered two...

H.R. McMaster, formerly of Fort Carson, called Trump an ‘idiot’ and a ‘dope’ at private dinner, according to report
H.R. McMaster, formerly of Fort Carson, called Trump an ‘idiot’ and a ‘dope’ at private dinner, according to report

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 21, 2017

White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster, who once led a Fort Carson unit of more than 5,000 soldiers through one of the post’s successful...

U.S. troops in Japan banned from drinking after fatal crash 
U.S. troops in Japan banned from drinking after fatal crash 

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 20, 2017

TOKYO — U.S. military personnel in Okinawa have been restricted to base and banned from drinking alcohol after a Marine was arrested over a crash that...

Fort Carson infantry division showed its mettle in crucial and bloody 1967 battle
Fort Carson infantry division showed its mettle in crucial and bloody 1967 battle

By: - 0 Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Fort Carson is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 4th Infantry Division with stories about the unit's past. This installment tells of the 1967...

Cash, time off among ideas to woo pilots
Cash, time off among ideas to woo pilots

By: - 0 Sun, Nov 19, 2017

With an Air Force pilot shortage that has hit 2,000 people and commercial airlines in a hiring boom, service leaders are brainstorming ways to address...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Nov. 19, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Military-related events in and around Colorado Springs.

Reported sex assaults at Fort Carson rise sharply, Pentagon says
Reported sex assaults at Fort Carson rise sharply, Pentagon says

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Reported sexual assaults have skyrocketed at Fort Carson since 2013, an increase commanders say is driven by soldiers becoming more willing to report...

Navy grounds air crew that made vulgar drawing in sky

By: - 0 Fri, Nov 17, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. — The air crew who used their U.S. Navy warplane to create a vulgar sky writing above the town of Okanogan, Washington, this week have...

Graphic: Navy admits to being involved in obscene skywriting
Graphic: Navy admits to being involved in obscene skywriting

By: - 0 Fri, Nov 17, 2017

OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. – Officials with the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island said one of their aircraft was involved in the obscene...

Report: Wait times falsified for 90 percent of Colorado Springs VA PTSD patients
Report: Wait times falsified for 90 percent of Colorado Springs VA PTSD patients

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Nov 17, 2017

An internal Department of Veterans Affairs watchdog told Congress Thursday that nine in ten PTSD patients at a Colorado Springs clinic had their wait...

Bill advances to give mental care to 'other than honorable' troops years after Gazette investigation
Bill advances to give mental care to 'other than honorable' troops years after Gazette investigation

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Nov 15, 2017

A measure that would let all veterans suffering mental illness get government care, even if they were kicked out of the service, got unanimous support...

McCain blasts Army for considering recruits with history of self-mutilation, vows action
McCain blasts Army for considering recruits with history of self-mutilation, vows action

By: - 0 Wed, Nov 15, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Army’s decision to allow people with a history of self-mutilation, bipolar disorder, depression and drug and alcohol abuse to seek...

'Amazing' flyovers scheduled before Air Force-Army football game
'Amazing' flyovers scheduled before Air Force-Army football game

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Nov 14, 2017

The gridiron rivalry between the Air Force and Army, a crucial match-up in the service academies' annual competition for the Commander-In-Chief's...

Publisher's Note: Army shows strength in Fort Carson exercise
Publisher's Note: Army shows strength in Fort Carson exercise

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 13, 2017

A quickly changing landscape to work in. External forces that are continuously transforming and growing and improving their competitive position. The...

Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division getting ready for war
Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division getting ready for war

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Nov 13, 2017

On the south side of Fort Carson, 1st Brigade Combat Team soldiers move deliberately through an urban assault course. Building by building they...

New memorial to Palmer Lake Medal of Honor recipient dedicated on Veterans Day
New memorial to Palmer Lake Medal of Honor recipient dedicated on Veterans Day

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Nearly 150 Palmer Lake residents celebrated Veterans Day on Saturday with the unveiling of the memorial for a 1943 Medal of Honor recipient and former...

Congress agrees on military pay hike
Congress agrees on military pay hike

By: - 0 Sun, Nov 12, 2017

With military efforts continuing and accidental service member deaths alarming, House-Senate conferees negotiating a final 2018 defense authorization...

Fort Carson division's cannons held off Viet Cong in 1967 battle
Fort Carson division's cannons held off Viet Cong in 1967 battle

By: - 0 Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Fort Carson is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 4th Infantry Division with stories about the unit's past. This article tells the story of one...

Colorado Springs Pearl Harbor survivor enlists ally in medal campaign for rescuer
Colorado Springs Pearl Harbor survivor enlists ally in medal campaign for rescuer

By: Joe Purtell - 0 Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Saying he'd been stonewalled by the Navy, Colorado Springs Pearl Harbor survivor Don Stratton met with U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner on Veterans Day in his...

Colorado Springs area military events starting Nov. 12, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Military-related events in and around Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs event for veterans focuses on civilian life

By: Joe Purtell - 0 Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Former airman James Brown, morning traffic czar of KKTV, is often asked how he went from the military to television. "I worked seven days a week for...

SEAL candidate injured in study-session slapping incident 
SEAL candidate injured in study-session slapping incident 

By: - 0 Sat, Nov 11, 2017

SAN DIEGO — The Navy is investigating a slapping incident near San Diego that left a SEAL candidate in a coma. The San Diego...

The Harlem Hellfighters were captured in a famous photo. Now a retired archivist has uncovered their stories.
The Harlem Hellfighters were captured in a famous photo. Now a retired archivist has uncovered their stories.

By: - 0 Sat, Nov 11, 2017

WASHINGTON - The nine African American soldiers were just home from the war. It was Feb. 12, 1919, and most were bundled in heavy coats as they posed...

U.S. soldier in Niger ambush was bound and apparently executed, villagers say
U.S. soldier in Niger ambush was bound and apparently executed, villagers say

By: - 0 Sat, Nov 11, 2017

NIAMEY, Niger — The body of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of four U.S. soldiers killed in an ambush by Islamist militants in Niger last month, was found...

Determination and chance lead to serene reality: Pikes Peak National Cemetery
Determination and chance lead to serene reality: Pikes Peak National Cemetery

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Nearly two decades after a local coalition began its push for a national cemetery, more than 80,000 Pikes Peak region veterans will soon have a final...

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