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  • Study could bring more troops to Colorado

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday said a study of Colorado's military economy could help the state gain troops as others are losing them amid federal budget cuts. The governor, flanked by Colorado Springs business leaders, announced that three firms, including Summit...

  • Video: A surprise visitor for Doherty senior

    The Gazette
    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    Want drama on the high school football field?   There was an abundance of it in Fountain-Fort Carson's 43-42, quadruple overtime victory Friday over Continental-South League opponent Doherty at Garry Berry Stadium.   But one of the best moments came before the kickoff, when...

  • Vietnam veteran's prosthetic leg reported stolen near NFL stadium found

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA — Police say a prosthetic leg reported stolen from a veteran in a wheelchair outside the Eagles-Giants football game in south Philadelphia was later recovered on a subway train. Sonny Forriest Jr., who is known for singing for fans outside Phillies and Eagles games,...

  • Lockdown remains in effect for Fort Carson soldiers

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    At least 100 Fort Carson soldiers remained on lockdown Sunday, the fourth day of a search for what officials called a lost "sensitive item," without giving a hint of how much longer the lockdown will last, or specific details on the type of item that could be missing. The term...

  • Fort Carson sergeant takes top honors at Army's Best Warrior competition

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    A Fort Carson Green Beret has been named the Army's best sergeant after a weeklong event at Fort Lee, Va. Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Carpenter with the 10th Special Forces Group was one of three Fort Carson soldiers in the Armywide Best Warrior competition. "I wanted to show the Army...

  • Warrior Wellness program highlights Friday Military Salute

    By ERIC SINGER eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Wounded warriors from all branches of the service are part of a unique program with roots at the Air Force Academy that we've chosen to highlight in our Friday Military Salute. The Warrior Wellness Program uses horses as a tool to re-focus the mental or physical pain of a wounded...

  • Fort Carson soldiers headed home

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Fort Carson expects to welcome scores of soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team home from Afghanistan at a ceremony Thursday morning. The 150 soldiers who have been in Afghanistan since spring are expected to arrive at 7 a.m. in the post's Special Events Center. The time is...

  • Fort Carson, BLM examining noise worries with chopper training

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Officials with the Bureau of Land Management and Fort Carson said Wednesday that they are looking into ways to quell helicopter noise over homes after getting an earful at a meeting in Cañon City. More than 40 people attended a meeting Wednesday night to examine the Army's proposal...

  • Homecoming delayed for Fort Carson soldiers

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    A flight bringing 150 Fort Carson soldiers home from southern Afghanistan has been delayed by two days. Originally set for Thursday morning, the welcoming ceremony moved to 7 a.m. Saturday in the post's Special Events Center. The soldiers are from the post's 4th Brigade Combat...

  • Fort Carson brigade getting acquainted with firepower this week

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Those booms that can be heard from the south are the sounds of an Army brigade getting to know its gear. Fort Carson's 1st Brigade Combat Team is training this week with 120 mm mortars that can be mounted to a variant of its eight-wheeled Stryker vehicles. The training began Tuesday...

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