Reported sex assaults at Fort Carson rise sharply, Pentagon says


4th ID gets new deputy commander

Brig. Gen. Kenneth L. Kamper took over as deputy commander of Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division in a ceremony last week.

The 1989 U.S. Military Academy graduate rose through the ranks as an artillery officer and led a battalion in Iraq. He's also led the 17th Fires Brigade at Fort Lewis.

Before Fort Carson, Kamper was the commanding general of the Army's Operational Test Command at Fort Hood, Texas.

Fort Carson's deputy leaders have shouldered large responsibilities in recent months.

The division's deputies have rotated through Germany where the division maintains a command post that's running a string of NATO training exercises.


Northcom helps with La. flood recovery

U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs is helping out with flood recovery in Louisiana.

Flooding caused by record rains led to the evacuation of more than 20,000 people in southern Louisiana and is blamed for more than a dozen deaths.

Northern Command last week activated a command center to help with relief efforts.

Northern Command, based at Peterson Air Force Base, has duties that include acting as the Department of Defense's lead agency in supporting civilian authorities during disasters.

SEAL who wrote bin Laden book must pay

Matthew Bissonnette, a Navy SEAL who wrote a best-seller on the secretive raid that killed Osama bin Laden, must pay the federal government at least $6.8 million under a deal reached Friday to avoid prosecution for not getting pre-publication approval for the work.

The deal had been expected, and was outlined in a six-page decree filed in federal court in Alexandria, Va.

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