• Military briefs: Fort Carson to celebrate with '4th on the 3rd;' new military IDs in the works

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Fort Carson is welcoming the public to its celebration of Independence Day. The "4th on the 3rd" event runs 4 to 10 p.m. Friday in the post's Iron Horse Park. "The event will feature live music from the 4th Infantry Division band. The celebration will conclude with a fireworks show...

  • Military Briefs: Nonprofit changes name, Pueblo center to host Medal of Honor recipients

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    Springs nonprofit getting new name A Colorado Springs-based military nonprofit has changed its name to reflect its new emphasis. The National Homeland Defense Foundation will be named the Peak Military Care Network, reflecting the expanded role for the nonprofit founded in 2012....

  • Military Update: Senate kills attempt to test privatization of commissaries

    By Tom Philpott Military Update -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    The Senate voted Wednesday to kill a plan hatched by its armed services committee to privatize five large commissary stores to test the concept of commercial grocers running base stores to save defense dollars. But as the Senate version of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill...

  • Fort Carson colonel makes uniform adjustment during training

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    PIÑON CANYON - An Army uniform is normally a cloth resume, showing where soldiers have fought and how they've been trained. Experience is obvious at first glance, with jump wings, combat patches and other job-related insignia. But that's not the case for Fort Carson's 1st Brigade...

  • Fort Carson unit works on new type of warfare at Piñon Canyon

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    PIÑON CANYON - Sweeping movements spanned miles of territory across southeastern Colorado last week and involved hundreds of vehicles and thousands of Fort Carson soldiers from the post's 1st Brigade Combat Team. It's something that hasn't been seen for more than a decade at Fort...

  • Lt. Gen Michelle Johnson: 840 graduating Air Force second lieutenants serve as inspiration

    Lt. Gen Michelle Johnson
    Updated: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    Air Force Academy graduation - 840 inspirational stories! Last month, our Air Force Academy launched our 57th graduating class, to lead and serve our Air Force and our nation. As each new second lieutenant stepped before me, I could feel a sense of accomplishment radiating as he or...

  • Military briefs

    The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    LaCamera headed to lead unit in Iraq Fort Carson's former boss, Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, has been picked to lead U.S. efforts to bolster Iraq. LaCamera will serve as the chief of the Office of Security Cooperation in Baghdad, a recently reinforced unit that's helping train and...

  • Military Update: Pentagon suggests changes to 'blended retirement' plan

    By Tom Philpott Military Update -
    Published: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    Military leaders and Department of Defense pay experts have presented to Congress a reshaped version of that new "blended retirement" system for future service members, saying this one "best enables us to maintain the readiness of the All-Volunteer Force." Their hope is that Congress...

  • Colorado Springs area military events starting June 14, 2015

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    JULY 17-19 AND 24-26 Rocky Mountain State Games Military Support Program - This program allows service members, their spouses and dependents to participate in the Rocky Mountain State Games at up to a 50 percent discount off the normal registration fees. The discount will apply to...

  • New law removes state income tax for Coloradans in military

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    DENVER - One bill Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law this year is intended to be a homecoming of sorts for Colorado's active-duty military. Active-duty military members are provided with a list of the 30 states that either don't have income tax or exempt military members from...

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