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"Salute to Service"

4th Infantry Division Soldiers and members from the Armed Forces attended the Denver Broncos' "Salute to Service" game against the Oakland Raiders at Empower Field, Mile High... — Updated 11/30/2022


The Battle of Dak To: 4ID hosts a PT event

The Ivy Division kicked off the Thanksgiving holiday weekend Nov. 23 with a division PT event dedicated to the efforts of Ivy Soldiers at the Battle of Dak To in the central... — Updated 11/30/2022


Special sale for military, first responders

Dillard's in Chapel Hills Mall is having 20% off discount days on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 - Hero Appreciation Days - for military, police officers and firefighters, as well as their... — Updated 11/30/2022


Adaptive Sports

The Department of Veterans Affairs has given out $16 million in grant money to organizations that provide adaptive sports opportunities to disabled veterans all over the country, th... — Updated 11/29/2022


First woman to serve as a submarine XO is from Colorado Springs

"It's 2022 and women are still doing the 'first' of things?" is how Lt. Cmdr. Amber Cowan started her conversation in the Public Affairs office at Submarine Forces, U.S. Pacific Fle... — Updated 11/29/2022

 By Melissa Staats    Military 

Serving the less fortunate this Thanksgiving

COLORADO SPRINGS - From left to right, Col. Sean M. Brown, commander, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Carson, his daughter Amelia Brown, wife Erica Brown and daughter Aisling Brown put... — Updated 11/29/2022


The PACT Act and You

The Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics, also known as the PACT Act, adds a number of important modifications to veteran health... — Updated 11/22/2022


Re-opening of the Army Community Service

From left, Joe Wyka, director, Public Works; Paola Fernandez, Army Volunteer Corps administrative assistant; Command Sgt. Maj. Adam Nash, senior enlisted leader of 4th Infantry... — Updated 11/15/2022


Veterans Day Reminder for Holiday Deadlines for Shipping to APOs/FPOs

First-Class Shipping Deadline to APO/FPO/DPO Addresses is Dec. 9 Colorado – The U.S. Postal Service reminds customers with loved ones stationed overseas about its... — Updated 11/15/2022


DIVARTY Toy Ruck for Joy

FORT CARSON – Soldiers, Families and pets gathered in holiday attire on a brisk morning as they packed up their rucks. It was time for the 4th Infantry Division Artillery... — Updated 11/15/2022

 By Ethan Johnson    Military

The NSSI celebrates the formal opening of West campus

The National Security Space Institute (NSSI) – West campus held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark its formal opening, Nov. 8. Activated in 2004, the NSSI has since solidified its... — Updated 11/15/2022


VFW Post 6461 Auxiliary celebrates 75th Anniversary

On Sat., Nov. 12, members of VFW Post 6461 and its Auxiliary celebrated the Auxiliary's 75th anniversary. El Paso County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez and City of Fountain Mayor... — Updated 11/15/2022


VFW honors Veterans during Veterans Day Ceremony

Fountain Veteran Mike Florea receives Quilt of Courage At 11:11 a.m. on Veterans Day, November 11, the VFW Post 6461 in Fountain hosted a Veterans Day ceremony for the community,... — Updated 11/15/2022


Health Record System Delayed ... Again

The Department of Veterans Affairs' electronic health record system will be delayed. Instead of putting out a shoddy product, the VA has elected to halt deploying the system until... — Updated 11/15/2022


Event to discuss VA benefits, toxic exposure

The newly passed PACT Act expands VA health care and benefits for previously denied claims. This new law is helping generations of Veterans, and their survivors. Join the local VA at a gathering 9 a.m. this Friday, Nov. 18.... — Updated 11/15/2022


A monk walks into a beer garden ...

It's always amazing what thieves think they can get away with, especially when the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General starts looking their way. Here are two... — Updated 11/8/2022


Expanded Help for Veteran Caregivers

The Department of Veterans Affairs is giving a helping hand to veteran caregivers of all eras. The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) has been... — Updated 11/1/2022


Free Veterans Day bus rides

For the week of Nov. 7-11 Veterans and Active Duty Military will ride for free on Fountain transit.... — Updated 11/1/2022


Local Airplane Restaurant

Courtesy Story 168th Wing Public Affairs In a sleepy aviation complex on the west side of the Colorado Springs Airport, lies a retired KC-97 Stratofreighter (an Ariel Refueling... — Updated 11/1/2022


Timeless Turkey Trot celebrates the season

The Fort Carson Timeless Turkey Trot, a Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation event open to all DOD ID card holders, kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday at Iron Horse Park. The 5K race will begin at 9:30 a.m., and... — Updated 11/1/2022


Fort Carson making changes to gate access

FORT CARSON – In an effort to better balance current installation access point usage and manning requirements, Fort Carson has implemented changes to Gates 2 and 4 operations. Gate 2 has closed as of Oct. 31, and it will not... — Updated 11/1/2022


Mountain Warriors - Always Ready!

Recently, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division conducted Operation Mountain Warrior Strike, Oct. 12-22, 2022, at Fort Carson. The mission of Operation Mountain... — Updated 11/1/2022


Joint Civilian Orientation Conference Class 93 Space Day

Joint Civilian Orientation Conference Class 93 visited Peterson SFB and Schriever SFB, Oct. 24, to expand their knowledge of the U.S. Space Force. JCOC is the Department of... — Updated 11/1/2022


Blast and Straps!

JCOC93 participants experienced a demolition demonstration, small arms live fire and hoist demonstration showing that the Ivy Division is trained to outfight any enemy, anywhere,... — Updated 11/1/2022


A 'Cash for Candy' Program Pays You for Treats While Supporting Troops

A sweet swap: HealthyWage kicks off 'Cash for Candy' program allowing any individual in the U.S. to donate their excess, unwanted and unopened candy, get directly paid for it and,... — Updated 10/25/2022


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