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Re-opening of the Army Community Service

From left, Joe Wyka, director, Public Works; Paola Fernandez, Army Volunteer Corps administrative assistant; Command Sgt. Maj. Adam Nash, senior enlisted leader of 4th Infantry... — Updated 11/15/2022


Veterans Day Reminder for Holiday Deadlines for Shipping to APOs/FPOs

First-Class Shipping Deadline to APO/FPO/DPO Addresses is Dec. 9 Colorado – The U.S. Postal Service reminds customers with loved ones stationed overseas about its... — Updated 11/15/2022


DIVARTY Toy Ruck for Joy

FORT CARSON – Soldiers, Families and pets gathered in holiday attire on a brisk morning as they packed up their rucks. It was time for the 4th Infantry Division Artillery... — Updated 11/15/2022

 By Ethan Johnson    Military

The NSSI celebrates the formal opening of West campus

The National Security Space Institute (NSSI) – West campus held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark its formal opening, Nov. 8. Activated in 2004, the NSSI has since solidified its... — Updated 11/15/2022


VFW Post 6461 Auxiliary celebrates 75th Anniversary

On Sat., Nov. 12, members of VFW Post 6461 and its Auxiliary celebrated the Auxiliary's 75th anniversary. El Paso County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez and City of Fountain Mayor... — Updated 11/15/2022


VFW honors Veterans during Veterans Day Ceremony

Fountain Veteran Mike Florea receives Quilt of Courage At 11:11 a.m. on Veterans Day, November 11, the VFW Post 6461 in Fountain hosted a Veterans Day ceremony for the community,... — Updated 11/15/2022


Health Record System Delayed ... Again

The Department of Veterans Affairs' electronic health record system will be delayed. Instead of putting out a shoddy product, the VA has elected to halt deploying the system until... — Updated 11/15/2022


A monk walks into a beer garden ...

It's always amazing what thieves think they can get away with, especially when the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General starts looking their way. Here are two... — Updated 11/8/2022


Expanded Help for Veteran Caregivers

The Department of Veterans Affairs is giving a helping hand to veteran caregivers of all eras. The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) has been... — Updated 11/1/2022


Free Veterans Day bus rides

For the week of Nov. 7-11 Veterans and Active Duty Military will ride for free on Fountain transit.... — Updated 11/1/2022


Local Airplane Restaurant

Courtesy Story 168th Wing Public Affairs In a sleepy aviation complex on the west side of the Colorado Springs Airport, lies a retired KC-97 Stratofreighter (an Ariel Refueling... — Updated 11/1/2022


Timeless Turkey Trot celebrates the season

The Fort Carson Timeless Turkey Trot, a Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation event open to all DOD ID card holders, kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday at Iron Horse Park. The 5K race will begin at 9:30 a.m., and... — Updated 11/1/2022


Fort Carson making changes to gate access

FORT CARSON – In an effort to better balance current installation access point usage and manning requirements, Fort Carson has implemented changes to Gates 2 and 4 operations. Gate 2 has closed as of Oct. 31, and it will not... — Updated 11/1/2022


Mountain Warriors - Always Ready!

Recently, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division conducted Operation Mountain Warrior Strike, Oct. 12-22, 2022, at Fort Carson. The mission of Operation Mountain... — Updated 11/1/2022


Joint Civilian Orientation Conference Class 93 Space Day

Joint Civilian Orientation Conference Class 93 visited Peterson SFB and Schriever SFB, Oct. 24, to expand their knowledge of the U.S. Space Force. JCOC is the Department of... — Updated 11/1/2022


Blast and Straps!

JCOC93 participants experienced a demolition demonstration, small arms live fire and hoist demonstration showing that the Ivy Division is trained to outfight any enemy, anywhere,... — Updated 11/1/2022


Fort Carson access to change

Installation access changes will be implemented next week FORT CARSON – In an effort to better balance current installation access point usage and manning requirements, Fort Carso... — Updated 10/25/2022


Changes for VA Small Businesses

If you hope to set up a business as a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) or a veteran-owned small business (VOSB), your verification will no longer be done by... — Updated 10/25/2022


3rd Squadron Cavalry Scouts

Staff Sgt. Dennis Sandoval and Sgt. Corey Cartrette, Cavalry Scouts from the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fourth Infantry Division observe... — Updated 10/25/2022


Soldier's Medal Hero Award

Story by Dottie White U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE – Sgt. John B. Hamilton, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, received the Sold... — Updated 10/25/2022


Data shows massive rate of military ineligibility among American youth

The retired admirals and generals of Mission: Readiness are deeply concerned about new Department of Defense (DOD) data showing that the ineligibility rate for military service has climbed to a staggering 77 percent. A new... — Updated 10/25/2022


Exchange You Made the Grade Program

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service's You Made the Grade program is back and better than ever with bigger prizes for military kids. The Exchange is kicking off its... — Updated 10/25/2022


A 'Cash for Candy' Program Pays You for Treats While Supporting Troops

A sweet swap: HealthyWage kicks off 'Cash for Candy' program allowing any individual in the U.S. to donate their excess, unwanted and unopened candy, get directly paid for it and,... — Updated 10/25/2022


Suicide Rates Are Down

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently released its 2022 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report. Suicide numbers are down, they say, for the second year in a row.... — Updated 10/18/2022


Preschoolers get hands-on at "Touch a Truck"

Conrad Early Learning Center in Fountain had its touch-a-truck event for Count Day on Oct. 4. Community members brought out all kinds of unique vehicles for the kids to check out,... — Updated 10/18/2022


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