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  • 'Toxic' Fort Carson battalion commander returns to job despite recommendation of firing

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    The commander of a Fort Carson helicopter battalion objected when subordinates talked about a toxic command climate, according to documents obtained by The Gazette. "You want toxic? I'll show you toxic," Lt. Col. Tammy Baugh allegedly told soldiers in the 1st Battalion of the 25th...

  • Photos: Fort Carson soldiers return from Afghanistan

    The Gazette
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Fort Carson welcomed home 149 soldiers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division on Monday at the Special Events Center. The soldiers had been deployed in Afghanistan since March.

  • Pentagon orders Peterson team to prep for domestic Ebola fight

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    U.S. Northern Command leaders worked Monday to assemble a team of military Ebola experts who will be on standby if civilian authorities need assistance with an outbreak. The Peterson Air Force Base Command was ordered by the Pentagon to come up with a 30-member Ebola fighting team...

  • Colorado Guard unit headed to Guantanamo Bay

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A Colorado National Guard unit headquartered in Castle Rock will leave for a year in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after a Tuesday farewell ceremony. The 130 Guardsmen from the 193rd Military Police Battalion recently completed a three-month training regimen to ready them for the deployment....

  • Fort Carson training will bring the noise

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Fort Carson's 1st Brigade Combat Team will be making more noise this week as its soldiers train with new weapons. The brigade, which was re-equipped with eight-wheeled Stryker vehicles earlier this year, is training with new gear on the south side of the 137,000-acre post. A post...

  • Soldiers promote physical fitness, community at Pinon Valley elementary

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment were "Running With the Wolves" this month to help Piñon Valley Elementary School acquire new equipment and technology and to promote physical fitness. The squadron commander, Lt. Col. Steven Barry, and 16 of his soldiers spent an...

  • Brotherhood of vets who served secretly in southeast Asia meet in Colorado Springs

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    ince their first meeting in Dayton, Ohio, in 1998, the Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Brotherhood has donated $475,000 in goods and services to the people in the Southeast Asian countries where they once secretly served. "We don't take any money from any government or country," Bill...

  • Holiday season starts early for families of deployed troops

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    The Halloween candy hasn't been handed out yet, but for families of deployed troops, the winter holiday season starts now. Deadlines for sending packages to overseas military addresses hit Nov. 8 for the lowest rate parcel post, the Postal Service said. That means early holiday...

  • Side Streets: Royalty to attend film about combat vet's recovery from PTSD and embracing Indian heritage

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    American royalty will be on hand Friday as the documentary "Sitting Bull's Voice" plays at Palmer High School. From what I've learned about the film, there are several themes that should resonate with residents of the Pikes Peak region. The documentary traces the life of Ernie...

  • Fort Carson ends lockdown

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    A lockdown of troops in a Fort Carson Armor battalion has been lifted, post officials confirmed Thursday. The lockdown of 100 soldiers in the 1st Battalion of the 66th Armor Regiment ended late Tuesday with no announcement. The soldiers who had been confined to the battalion's...

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