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4ID Battle of Hürtgen Forest PT Competition

On the morning of Nov. 24, approximately 3,200 Ivy Soldiers from across Fort Carson participated in an intense PT competition created to simulate the chaos 4th Infantry Division... — Updated 11/30/2021


New Hires to Process VA Claims Backlog

The Department of Veterans Affairs has hired 2,000 claims processors to deal with the claims backlog. They’re going to be busy, once they’re trained. As of early October, the VA was sitting on over 200,000 backlogged claims, me... — Updated 11/23/2021


Veterans Day around the Valley

Local veteran and Purple Heart recipient Melvin Postlewait received a Quilt of Valor during the Fountain Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11. Presented by Fran Carrick of local sewing... — Updated 11/19/2021


Veterans Village: David Steps Up

I had to park on the street because the lot behind the coffee shop was completely full, with the older veterans relegated to the sidewalk. Sarge and David, the homeless veteran building contractor, were waving hands and... — Updated 11/16/2021


Nominations for prestigious Marine Corps Heritage Foundation award program now open Marines and civilians eligible for categories including journalism, photography and writing

The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce the return of their annual award program after a one-year hiatus with nominations now open. Each year the Foundation presents a series of awards for creative works preserv... — Updated 11/16/2021


Marines take to skies over Pikes Peak region

There has been a flurry of activity in local skies recently, as U.S. Marines have been busy conducting special training in air space over the Fountain Valley and surrounding... — Updated 11/16/2021


Area air bases conduct special training

Peterson Space Force Base, Schriever SFB and Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station personnel are engaging in an exercise event Nov. 15-18. The exercise is intended to ensure forces have and use the proper techniques, tactics and... — Updated 11/16/2021

 By Karin Hill    Military

Fountain cemetery joins national veteran wreath program

For the first time, the Fountain Fairview Cemetery is participating in Wreaths Across America, a national fundraising program to honor veterans with beautiful fresh evergreen... — Updated 11/10/2021


VA Ends Debt Relief

The Department of Veterans Affairs called a cease-fire on collection of overpayments between April 2020 and September 2021 due to the COVID pandemic. Now that debt collection has started up again. The VA will not, however,... — Updated 11/9/2021


Honoring the nation's K-9 veterans

"Trust in me my friend, for I am your comrade. I will protect you with my last breath when all others have left you and the loneliness of the night closes in, I will be at your... — Updated 11/9/2021


Veterans Day events planned in the area

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at 9:30 a.m., the city of Fountain will host an event at Mayor’s Park (corner of Dale Street and Iris Drive in Fountain) to honor local veterans. Mayor-elect Sharon Thompson will give opening and... — Updated 11/9/2021


Here's How to Find Where A Vet Is Buried

The Veterans Legacy Memorial website has been expanded by 500,000 names at 93 veterans cemeteries across the country. This is in addition to the 4 million names already there at 155 cemeteries. The VLM is a digital platform and... — Updated 11/3/2021


Celebrate Veterans Entrepreneurial Week

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are partnering to celebrate active military, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouse entrepreneurs for... — Updated 11/3/2021


NCOA looking for local WWII veterans and/or surviving family members

(NOTE: See updated meeting location in article.) The Air Academy Chapter of the Non-Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA), which serves Space Force installations in and around... — Updated 10/29/2021


Cybercriminals Have Vets in Their Sights

Veterans are victims of cybercrimes at a much higher rate than civilians. And it’s not just veterans, included are military spouses, survivors, active-duty personnel and our families. This is no doubt because of our benefits and... — Updated 10/27/2021


Annual Suicide Report

The 2021 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report shows a decrease in veteran suicides from 2018 and 2019 when compared with previous years. For example, 2019 saw 399 fewer suicides than 2018. Rates for male veterans... — Updated 10/20/2021


Four-day 'Best Sapper' tests Soldiers' mettle

Story by Spc. Kelsey Simmons  4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office   Twenty Soldiers competed in the 36th Engineer Brigade's Best Sapper Competition from Oct. 12-15 at... — Updated 10/20/2021


Punishment doesn't fit the crime

One year ago, a federal grand jury indicted a Virginia woman for a whole raft of scams and fraud against veterans. Most disheartening is the fact that she was a former veteran. There was a long laundry list (nine counts) of things... — Updated 10/13/2021


Veterans need your help this winter

It looks like COVID isn’t likely to vanish soon. Because of restrictions everywhere, long-term patients at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals might have a lonely winter when their regular visitors are either limited or... — Updated 10/6/2021


VA emergency rooms prep for elderly vets

Half of our 19.5 million veterans are over the age of 65, and they make up 45% of emergency room visits at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, according to the VA. Seniors come with their own set of medical conditions, such... — Updated 9/29/2021


VA thieves never learn

Criminals just can’t seem to help themselves when it comes to stealing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. What they haven’t figured out is that they will eventually get caught. In a despicable scheme, a New Jersey man... — Updated 9/22/2021


3-61 CAV takes top honors

U.S Army Staff Sgt. Holmes and Sgt. 1st Class Hinkle pose after winning the Army Emergency Relief Fort Carson Commanding General's Cup, Sept. 15, on Fort Carson. The Commanding... — Updated 9/22/2021


2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment reunion

Veterans of the 77th Field Artillery Regiment visit Soldiers of Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Regiment... — Updated 9/22/2021


Local woman honored with county's 2021 Veteran award

A resident of the Fountain Valley community was named the El Paso County "Veteran of the Year" at a ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 9. El Paso County's Veterans Service Office and the B... — Updated 9/15/2021


Schriever airman drowns

Senior Airman Ricky Teagle, a Schriever Space Force Base Airman, has been identified as the person who drowned Sept. 5 at Rampart Reservoir northwest of Colorado Springs. His body... — Updated 9/15/2021


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