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The VA Releases Its Equity Action Plan

In response to Executive Order 13985, the Department of Veterans Affairs has now released its Equity Action Plan. The order, signed in January 2021, was intended to bring equity to... — Updated 5/17/2022

 

War Dog Memorial Run to honor K-9 veterans

FORT CARSON - The War Dog Memorial Run, a Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation event, kicks off at 9 a.m. May 21 at Iron Horse Park. The event will honor K-9... — Updated 5/11/2022

 

Second Chances for Incarcerated Veterans

We recently had Second Chance Month, courtesy of a presidential proclamation. Its goal was to “provide meaningful redemption and rehabilitation for formerly imprisoned persons.” It requires, per the proclamation, a holistic... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Walter Ham    Military

Soldier uses existing equipment to create rapid deployment tactical command system

A Soldier from the Fort Carson-based 71st Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) developed a rapid deployment command and control system that reduces the time required to... — Updated 5/10/2022

 

Profiles in Space: Commander to contractor – the journey to SMDC, and love of a job

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE – Ever wonder who comes up with the training exercises Soldiers carry out in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command? Well wonder no more. It's g... — Updated 5/3/2022

 

2SBCT, 4ID test fire Javelin missile

Col. Andrew Kiser, left, commander of 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Command Sgt. Maj. Adam Nash, middle, senior enlisted leader, 4th Inf. Div. and Fort... — Updated 5/3/2022

 

Fort Carson represented in Regional Cavalry Competition

Soldiers from Fort Carson participated in the Regional Cavalry Competition at the Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, San Angelo, Texas, last week.... — Updated 4/27/2022

 

2SBCT, 4ID will test fire Javelin missiles April 28

FORT CARSON — Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, will fire twelve Javelin missiles during a test fire on a Fort Carson training range Thursday. Soldiers will fire the missiles using the... — Updated 4/27/2022

 

Can VA Puppy Program Help Combat PTSD?

The Department of Veterans Affairs has published its plan for starting up a pilot program for the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act. In the PAWS Act, the VA will do a five-year pilot program to... — Updated 4/26/2022

 

April is recognized as the Month of the Military Child

Since the mid-1980s, the month of April is recognized as the Month of the Military Child. From as far as the inception of the military, children have sacrificed alongside their pare... — Updated 4/26/2022 Full story

 

2022 State of the Mountain Post

FORT CARSON – Maj. Gen. David Hodne, commanding general of the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, discussed the current status and mission of the division, brigades, and... — Updated 4/22/2022

 

More VA Scammers Nabbed by OIG

The Department of Veterans Affairs investigative arm has been busy. Thanks to the VA's Office of Inspector General, a group of Georgia men have been convicted of stealing monthly... — Updated 4/19/2022

 
 By DP Taylor    Military

Staff Sgt. Murphy gets emotional about representing U.S. at Invictus Games

FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Staff Sgt. Michael Murphy has taken on some hardcore cycling challenges during his time at the Fort Carson Soldier Recovery Unit (SRU), from traversing the... — Updated 4/19/2022

 

Patient Surveys Show VA Hospitals Improving

In the latest Medicare Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems patient survey, the Department of Veterans Affairs outperformed community hospitals in 10 of... — Updated 4/13/2022

 

Ordnance Best Warrior

The search for the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command (CBRNE) 2022 Best Warrior recently continued in Colorado. Seven Soldiers assigned to the Fort... — Updated 4/13/2022 Full story

 

The Teal boots tell a tale

This month, visitors to the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division headquarters at Fort Carson will notice a new display on their walk in. Forty-five pairs of... — Updated 4/13/2022 Full story

 

FORSCOM Visits

Gen. Michael Garrett, commanding general of U.S. Forces Command, stands with Pfc. Austin Wines, an infantryman assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker... — Updated 4/13/2022

 

The Stress of IBD

Coming on the heels of a stressful two years of pandemic, the Department of Veterans Affairs has aligned with a website dedicated to those who suffer from stress-related... — Updated 4/5/2022

 

Contaminated Drinking Water at U.S. Bases

We've known for years about the dry-cleaning chemicals and leaking fuel tanks contaminating the water at Camp Lejeune. It went on for decades (1953-1987) with multiple generations... — Updated 3/29/2022

 

Veterans Victory site tour

Veterans and members of the military were invited to learn more about the Veterans Victory Housing and Small Business Center, a place where they can live, work and play. They were... — Updated 3/29/2022 Full story

 

Women's History Month: One reservist shares her story

FORT CARSON – Any one of the three hats Kijana Tavares wears would be considered a full-time job by most. But, for her, they are just part of what's helping her get to her... — Updated 3/29/2022 Full story

 

Compounded Drugs Can be Rx for Greed

The Department of Justice nabbed a doctor who was licensed in both Texas and Oklahoma for writing drug prescriptions in exchange for kickbacks. The drugs in question were... — Updated 3/22/2022

 

VA Proposes Changes to Disability Ratings

If you have a Department of Veterans Affairs-rated disability, heads up. They're proposing changes to the schedule for disabilities for auditory, respiratory and mental disorders.... — Updated 3/15/2022

 

One woman's story: Overcoming gender discrimination in the Army

FORT CARSON – When Sgt. 1st Class Christina Vega first joined the U.S. Army, she said sexual harassment was one of the biggest challenges she faced. The first incident happened... — Updated 3/15/2022

 

The Bond: Dog handler provides glimpse into K9 Veteran's career

FORT CARSON - Military working dogs have been by Soldiers' side since 1942. March 13 is Military Working Dog Veterans Day – a day where we honor these four-legged companions who... — Updated 3/11/2022 Full story

 

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