• 'American Sniper' widow speechless after rifle raffle

    By Jareen Imam, CNN
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    For another weekend, moviegoers will be glued to their seats, watching the grit and turmoil of Chris Kyle, the real-life character portrayed in "American Sniper." But for Kyle's widow, Taya, the blockbuster hit is all too real. Fortunately, she's not alone. Friday, Taya was left...

  • Friday Military Salute: Fort Carson soldier makes special gate 'delivery'

    By Eric Singer, eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    A military police officer at Fort Carson had the most unusual special delivery of her life. Pfc. Laryn Rodgers, 19, was just getting off shift from her duties at Gate 20 on Jan. 14 when Sgt. Dominik Marciano, 22, and his 21-year-old wife Lindsay drove up. "Hey my wife is having a...

  • Fort Carson welcomes soldiers home from Africa

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Fort Carson welcomed home Thursday 100 soldiers who were dispatched to Africa on a humanitarian mission deployment and Ebola quarantine. After a quick training session, soldiers from the 615th Engineer Company went to Liberia in November to help that country fight an outbreak of the...

  • Third time a charm? Fort Carson makes another move in attempt to help commuters

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    What started as a way to keep soldiers healthy and off icy roads has turned into a headache for drivers and Fort Carson officials. Fort Carson said Wednesday that soldiers will report at 
9 a.m. beginning Thursday, as increased traffic near the post during the morning commute has...

  • Colorado Springs Pearl Harbor survivor to attend State of the Union

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    A 101-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor from Colorado Springs will accompany Sen. Michael Bennet to the State of the Union address Tuesday in Washington. Retired Navy Lt. Jim Downing is the oldest known survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, surprise attack on the American fleet at anchor in...

  • Fort Carson wants to hear from Colorado Springs residents

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    Fort Carson leaders and Pentagon brass will hold a Colorado Springs meeting Feb. 3 to hear public reaction to a proposal that could cut up to 16,000 soldiers at the post. The 4 p.m. meeting will be at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave., and will allow locals "to provide area...

  • Fort Carson's 2nd Brigade will return when 4th Brigade team makes moniker

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    Reports of the death of Fort Carson's 2nd Brigade Combat Team last week were a bit premature, at least on paper. The post did lose a brigade to Army cuts, but it wasn't the 2nd. The real victim, in name only, was the 4th Brigade Combat Team, which will change its moniker to that of...

  • Doctor lawmaker ready to triage compensation reforms

    Published: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    As an Army Reserve physician at the combat support hospital on Al-Asad Air Base, Iraq, Joe Heck said in 2008 that he saw "exactly how well joint operations can work." Where the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force was based, Heck ran the hospital's emergency support section with two...

  • Friday Military Salute: Tearful reunion after rescue at Monarch Mountain

    By Eric Singer, eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Inside Memorial Hospital, an emotional reunion weeks in the making took place Thursday when Ali Watts, 62, greeted senior airman Elliott Cox, 28, like a long-lost friend. Cox came to the rescue Jan. 2 when Watts was in dire need. Watts, a veteran skier, was on a black run at...

  • Warhorse Brigade leaves Fort Carson

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Fort Carson finalized a cut ordered in 2013 on Wednesday when it officially shut down the post's 2nd Brigade Combat Team. Eliminating the 3,800-soldier unit has taken months, with leaders figuring out what to do with equipment including 72-ton tanks and 4-ounce staplers. "It wasn't...

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