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 By Freddy Groves    Military 

Veteran's Post

It’s hard to fathom how low some criminals will go. Right in the middle of the COVID crisis, a respiratory therapist working for the Department of Veterans Affairs was nabbed for theft. Hospitals were sweating out having enough... — Updated 8/5/2020

 By Karin Hill    Military 

Groups rally for justice in Vanessa Guillen case

A number of local organizations are joining a nationwide movement calling for reform in how the military treats sexual harassment claims. Held in honor of Spc. Vanessa Guillen ... — Updated 8/5/2020


Active military, all veterans get free state parks entry in August

As a thank you to U.S. military members, Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers active duty military, veterans and the National Guard free admission to all state parks for the month of... — Updated 8/5/2020


Veterans Writing Workshops online August schedule

Veterans Writing Workshops offer a safe place for veterans, their family members (18+), and caregivers to write and talk about their experiences and connect with each other statewide. Colorado Humanities offers three types of... — Updated 8/5/2020


Army Reserve space warriors train to fight

By Aaron Rognstad U.S. Space and Missile Defense Command FORT CARSON - On a beautiful summer sun-drenched day at the base of the Rocky Mountains, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers were... — Updated 8/5/2020

 By Freddy Groves    Military

Scam Pharmacist Sentenced

Most of us are locked down due to the coronavirus, but apparently the wheels of justice keep on turning. A few months ago I wrote about a Houston pharmacist, his wife and their pal who scammed the government out of $21 million in... — Updated 7/29/2020

 By Freddy Groves    Military

Telehealth Use Soars

Telehealth Use Soars Use of the Department of Veterans Affairs telehealth video for appointments went up 1,000% between February and May. The VA attributes this massive increase to veterans guarding against getting or passing along... — Updated 7/22/2020


New novel highlights life of a military spouse

As many Fountain Valley residents can testify, military life creates some interesting experiences. The lifestyle can be challenging not just for personnel but also for family... — Updated 7/22/2020


Soldiers conduct Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise Noise-generating training also under way

An Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE) began last Wednesday morning, July 15, at Fort Carson to test the installation's capability to alert, recall and deploy a... — Updated 7/22/2020


Fort Carson leaders kick off Holistic Counseling Program

The 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson have kicked off the Holistic Care Counseling Program across the installation. The goal of the holistic counseling program is for leaders... — Updated 7/22/2020


Springer takes command of Garrison; Wortinger retires

Courtesy of the Fort Carson Mountaineer By Scott Prater, Mountaineer staff Fort Carson welcomed incoming U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Nate Springer during a change of command... — Updated 7/15/2020


Wreaths Across America's Giving in July presents live virtual concert

National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) is proud to announce that, this year, it is producing a free, virtual "Giving in July" concert on Facebook to replace its annual... — Updated 7/15/2020


Veterans, public are invited to the 67th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice

James McGibney, Honorary Consul for the Republic of Korea in Denver, will be the honored guest speaker at a ceremony commemorating the 67th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice,... — Updated 7/15/2020


1st Space Brigade welcomes new commander

FORT CARSON. - U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command hosted a brigade Change of Command between Col. Eric D. Little, outgoing commander, and Col. Brian C. Bolio, incoming... — Updated 7/8/2020

 By Doug Lamborn    Military

National Defense budgeting update

Washington D.C. — Last week, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 was voted out of committee unanimously, 57-0. Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05), Ranking Me... — Updated 7/8/2020


Fort Carson to host July 4 fireworks

Fort Carson and the 4th Infantry Division will host its Independence Day Fireworks Celebration at 9:20 p.m. tentatively on July 4 at Iron Horse Park. The event is open to Department of Defense ID cardholders and their guests.... — Updated 7/1/2020

 By Freddy Groves    Military

Bugles Across America

There is no piece of music that elicits as much emotion as the 24 notes of "Taps," the bugle call played at military funerals and ceremonies. In 2000, Congress passed legislation... — Updated 6/24/2020


Nominate a Vet for El Paso County Veteran of the Year

El Paso County Veteran Services Office is currently seeking nominations for its Annual Veteran of the Year Award. El Paso County annually honors a veteran for their exemplary... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By Freddy Groves    Military

Homeless Veterans and the Coronavirus

A recent Department of Veterans Affairs press release describes a new initiative asking the public to “provide emergency relief and facilitate remote access to health care for Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness... — Updated 6/17/2020


USS Colorado continues the tradition of the Submarine Battle Flag

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alfred Coffield, Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic Public Affairs GROTON, Conn. (NNS) - The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS... — Updated 6/17/2020


Colo. Thirty Group names new leader

Gen. Willie Shelton (USAF, ret) has been elected to become Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Colorado Thirty Group, effective July 1, announced Vice Chairman Christian... — Updated 6/17/2020


4th Inf. Division brigade becomes stryker brigade

FORT CARSON — The 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division hosted a virtual unit re-designation ceremony Monday morning in the brigade area. The ceremony officially marked the brigade’s conversion to the new 2nd... — Updated 6/17/2020


Fort Carson bids farewell to two 4th Inf. Div. leader

The 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson conducted a virtual farewell retreat ceremony on Friday for two outgoing leaders. Brig. Gen. John V. Meyer, III, the outgoing 4th Inf.... — Updated 6/10/2020


Fort Carson noise resumes

Another round of noisier-than-usual training starts Monday, June 15, at Fort Carson and beyond. The Special Operations Aviation Training Battalion, U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command, will conduct noise-generating... — Updated 6/10/2020


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