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Concert to benefit military, veterans

Home Front Military Network (HFMN), a local nonprofit that assists service members, veterans and their families, will host a benefit concert at The Boot Barn Hall featuring... — Updated 8/10/2022


Event to remember those lost in Global War on Terror

The public is invited to a Ceremony on Aug. 24 at Pikes Peak National Cemetery, put on by Task Force Tribute, to honor and remember all those lost as part of the Global War on... — Updated 8/10/2022


Could it be PTSD?

Do you ever wonder if you possibly have PTSD? The Department of Veterans Affairs has created a very short PTSD screening webpage designed to see whether any symptoms you have could... — Updated 8/9/2022


Embrace the Ruck

From left: U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Benjamin Tuck, special technical operations chief for the JTF-SD; U.S. Space Force Senior Master Sgt. Lance Thibault, senior enlisted leader for... — Updated 8/9/2022


Ivy's Best Soldier and NCO named

In search of the 4th Infantry Division's Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the year, Soldiers across the Ivy Division competed for the title. The Soldiers had to balance work... — Updated 8/9/2022


New Number for Suicide Crisis Line: 988

Across the country there is a new mental health suicide and crisis line phone number: 988. The Department of Veterans Affairs has merged services with that number to provide an... — Updated 8/3/2022


Celebrating 247 Years of Ministry in the Military

FORT CARSON – The Fourth Infantry Division celebrates the Army Chaplain Corps' birthday each year on July 29th, the day it was authorized by the Continental Congress. It is now... — Updated 8/2/2022


10th Group NCOs gauge their skills

FORT CARSON - "No one is more professional than I... I will strive to remain technically and tactically proficient... All Soldiers are entitled to outstanding leadership, I will... — Updated 8/2/2022


Fort Carson to conduct a full-scale response exercise

An annual full-scale exercise to test Fort Carson’s emergency response and recovery systems will take place on post Aug. 15-19. Dubbed Mountain Guardian 22, this year’s exercise scenario will test how the installation responds... — Updated 8/2/2022


Confidence in Our Leaders: The Division Leaders Academy

Story by Pvt. Samuel Brandon, Spc. Scyrrus Corregidor, Staff Sgt. Matthew Lumagui and Pfc. Joshua Zayas, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office The 4th Infantry Division... — Updated 8/2/2022


$240 Million Worth of Fraud

The owner of several construction companies has been nailed for fraud. His crime: Defrauding the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) program for the purpose of grabbing up government contracts that he wasn’t... — Updated 7/26/2022


Peyton native awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

BOSTON – Airman Hannah Perry, a Peyton, Colorado, native, was awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal aboard USS Constitution, July 14. The Military Outstanding... — Updated 7/26/2022


Mountain Post greets new Garrison Commander

FORT CARSON - Fort Carson welcomed incoming U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Sean M. Brown during a change of command ceremony at Founders Field on July 19. Brenda Lee McCullough,... — Updated 7/26/2022


Lamborn accepting U.S. Service Academy applications for the Class of 2027

The office of Congressman Doug Lamborn is now accepting applications for nominations to attend a United States Service Academy. The application deadline is Sept. 23. It is open to... — Updated 7/20/2022


Doing It on Your Own

The headline of this column could actually be "What to do when your local veterans group doesn't step up to help other veterans." Because, yeah, it happens. Mostly it's for... — Updated 7/19/2022


Space Base Delta 1 Welcomes New Commander

Space Base Delta 1 held its change of command at Peterson Space Force Base on July 11. U.S. Space Force Col. Shay Warakomski relinquished command to the incoming commander, U.S.... — Updated 7/19/2022


Mesa Ridge High School's NJROTC Color Guard busy this summer

Mesa Ridge High School Navy JROTC performed several color-guards over the summer. They were invited to be the Color-guard for the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the New Humana... — Updated 7/19/2022


18 SDS Activates New Detachment in support of JTF-SD

The 18th Space Defense Squadron Detachment 1 was activated during an assumption of command ceremony at Schriever Space Force Base on July 14. Det. 1 will provide timely and... — Updated 7/19/2022


Fort Carson Night at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo on July 13

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo started their 81st year with Fort Carson Night on July 13.... — Updated 7/19/2022


Caregiver Reassessments Paused

If you're a family caregiver, or if you're a veteran receiving family care services, heads up: The Department of Veterans Affairs is suspending the annual reassessments for those... — Updated 7/12/2022


Cherokee West housing demolition begins this week

U.S. Army Installation Management Command, Fort Carson Directorate of Public Works and Balfour Beatty Communities will begin demolition of 78 housing units on post Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Col. Nate Springer, Fort Carson garrison... — Updated 7/12/2022


Space Delta 12 Change of Command Ceremony

U.S. Space Force Col. Ernest Lincoln Bonner, incoming Commander of Space Delta 12, receives the unit guidon from Maj. Gen. Shawn N. Bratton, Commander of Space Training and... — Updated 7/12/2022


Korean War Armistice Day Commemoration

69th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice The annual ceremony commemorating the 69th anniversary of the Korean War armistice will be conducted in Colorado Springs. The ceremony i... — Updated 7/12/2022


VFW donates $5,000 to food bank

On June 30, VWF Post 6461 donated $5,000 to Sunny Side Market in Fountain to help provide food to those in need in this community. Pictured are VFW Post 6461 leaders (from left)... — Updated 7/5/2022


Happy retirement, Sgt. Maj. Tank

On June 29, the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson said goodbye to Sgt. Maj. Tank (Guardian), the commanding general's horse, as he retired after an honorable 12 years of... — Updated 7/5/2022


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