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 By Freddy Groves    Military 

VA extends deadlines for life insurance

Nobody wants to think about it, but the need for life insurance is a fact of life. And now the cost of life insurance for veterans is dropping, opening the door for more of us to be able to afford it. After separation, we’ve had... — Updated 4/6/2021


MP working dog unit named best in FORSCOM

Military working dog teams with the 69th Military Police Detachment, 759th MP Battalion, prepare to accept the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Eagle Award at the unit's kennels... — Updated 4/6/2021


Ruff Rider

By Spc. Kelsey Simmons 14th Public Affairs Detachment "Motorcycles are my top passion," said Spc. Sadie Kinney, showing off her dimpled smile. "Then dogs. Then art." Here's the... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By Kimberly Lopes    Military 

Ammunition Supply Point expansion opens on Fort Carson

The Fort Carson Army Field Support Battalion hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of new facilities at the Ammunition Supply Point on Fort Carson on March... — Updated 4/6/2021


Bronze Star awarded

Sergeant 1st Class Abigail Keller, an operations noncommissioned-officer-in-charge with 1st Space Company, 1st Space Battalion, receives the Bronze Star from Lt. Gen. Daniel L.... — Updated 4/6/2021


Sexual assault awareness month kicks off at Fort Carson

Fort Carson is conducting 2021 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) with a guest speaker, a new training program for leaders and Soldiers and multiple unit events... — Updated 4/6/2021


The Colonel's Legacy

“I’m astonished,” Sarge said when we met outside the coffee shop back door. “All on their own they set up a schedule for bathroom cleaning, cooking dinner, doing dishes, shower times. They worked it out themselves,” he... — Updated 3/30/2021


Soldier fights for her life to serve in the U.S. Army

Editor's note: The following story is told from a Soldier's first-person account. With her hands in the air - not daring to let them fall - Zahraa 'Katya' Frelund slowly walked the... — Updated 3/24/2021


Yet another VA secretary

We have a new Department of Veterans Affairs secretary, the 10th acting or permanent VA secretary in the past 10 years. Dennis McDonough has a degree in Foreign Service. He was an aide on the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Later he... — Updated 3/24/2021


Change of Command

Col. Scott Knight (right), commander of 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, hands the regimental colors to Lt. Col. Aaron Parks during the 1st Battalion 41st Infantry Regiment change... — Updated 3/23/2021


Recognizing the Class of 2024

A two-ship F-15s formation flies over the U.S. Air Force Academy Terrazzo while cadets stand in formation at the beginning of the class of 2024's recognition in Colorado Springs on... — Updated 3/23/2021


VA: More Good News on Debt Repayments

The Department of Veterans Affairs, which recently announced an extension of home loan forbearance (delaying collections until June 30), has now added to the list of available financial help. Due to the pandemic, debt collection of... — Updated 3/16/2021


Training for all kinds of terrain

2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment hosts training on the targeting process and field artillery capability for the leaders of 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry... — Updated 3/16/2021


Acting Air Force secretary tour

Acting Secretary of the Air Force John P. Roth listens to a briefing from Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Air Force Gen.... — Updated 3/16/2021


Change of Command for Carson's 1st Space Brigade

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command recently welcomed Col. Donald K. Brooks as the commander of the 1st Space Brigade during an assumption of command ceremony March 5... — Updated 3/16/2021


Fort Carson Education Center hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony

The Fort Carson Education Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated location on post recently. The ceremony highlighted the advances of the new education center, which took two years and $8 million to complete,... — Updated 3/16/2021


VA extends loan forbearance period

Some of you are going to breathe a sigh of relief at this news: The Department of Veterans Affairs moratorium on evictions and foreclosures was due to end March 31, but it’s been extended to June 30. The extension is designed to... — Updated 3/9/2021


Online job fair, employee readiness workshops for military/veterans planned

Hope For The Warriors will be presenting a free virtual employee readiness workshop on March 10, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., to help active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses in their search for employment. As a... — Updated 3/5/2021 Full story

 By Stephanie Fox    Military

Fountain native supports seizure of weapons off the coast of Somalia

INDIAN OCEAN – Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Nelson, a native of Fountain, is currently serving aboard the U.S. Navy destroyer, USS Winston S. Churchill, in the Indian... — Updated 3/3/2021


War Dog Memorial 5K to honor K-9s; registration open through March 5

Celebrate K9 veterans and their handlers during the annual War Dog Memorial Run March 13 at Iron Horse Park on Fort Carson. Ten runners will be released every 5 minutes; runners... — Updated 3/2/2021

 By Freddy Groves    Military

'Federal Partners' get vaccine from VA

Who are the Department of Veterans Affairs federal partners? Inquiring minds want to know. A recent VA press release boasted about surpassing the VA’s milestone of administering 1 million doses of the COVID vaccine. That’s a... — Updated 3/2/2021


Renovations continue at iconic chapel

Views of the Cadet Chapel as work continues on the external shell being constructed around the building on Feb. 9 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. The chapel... — Updated 2/23/2021


Chaplain's promotion a family affair

Friends, family and colleagues joined together (left) to celebrate with Chaplain, Capt. Daniel R. Moen, battalion chaplain, 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade,... — Updated 2/23/2021

 By Freddy Groves    Military

Sarge's attic dormitory

I slid through the backdoor of the coffee shop and found Sarge discussing the lease with four new guys – homeless veterans moving into the upstairs dormitory. “And now we come to the most serious clause of this lease... — Updated 2/23/2021


Airmen become Guardians

Space Operations Command Airmen transfer into the U.S. Space Force on Feb. 3 at Peterson Air Force Base. Lt. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting, SpOC commander, officiated the transfer... — Updated 2/16/2021


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