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  • 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...

  • Navy preparing to welcome USS Colorado sub into fleet

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

    Boosters think of it as a 377-foot underwater ambassador that will take a piece of the Rockies around the world and to the briny deep. That's why, they say, the USS Colorado needs to welcomed into the fleet in style. "We're learning how a commissioning goes," said Dick Cooper, a...

  • Air Force Academy program helps wounded warriors find peace

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Situated on a thousand acres of mountain forest deep inside the Air Force Academy is a special institution with therapists dedicated to helping hundreds of wounded troops struggling with post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injuries. Each comes with four steel shoes and...

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