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U.S. Navy Sailor Updates Medical Readiness

PACIFIC OCEAN - U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Allen Kirkpatrick, from Colorado Springs, updates medical readiness reports aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) on... — Updated 12/28/2022

 

4th Infantry Division's Ivy Soldier and NCO of the Year

SPC Austin Wines, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, was named Soldier of the Year, and Staff Sgt. Jesus Tapia, 68th... — Updated 12/28/2022

 

Life Insurance From the VA

As of now, for the first time in 50 years, the Department of Veterans Affairs is opening up enrollment in Veterans Affairs Life Insurance, aka VALife. Veterans who are age 80 or und... — Updated 12/28/2022

 

Dirty Water Flows Downhill

It's not enough that I spent part of my childhood on a base that ended up as a Superfund site. This week I discovered that my current town, where I've lived for many years, has... — Updated 12/20/2022

 

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Maj. Gen. David M. Hodne, commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, and Command Sgt. Maj. Adam Nash, 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson, join the Grinch in applauding... — Updated 12/20/2022

 

Helping Veterans Handle IBD

(Family Features) - For many veterans, their greatest battle isn't against enemy forces. It's a challenge that lies within their own bodies. An estimated 66,000 veterans live with i... — Updated 12/20/2022

 

4ID Best Ranger Competition

1st Lt. Aaron Dominic, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, participated in the annual 4th Inf. Div. Best Ranger competition, and completes the... — Updated 12/20/2022

 

Ivy Best Medic competition

U.S. Army Soldiers participate in an advanced Army Combat Fitness Test during the Ivy Best Medic Competition on Dec. 12 at Fort Carson. Soldiers that win the competition by proving... — Updated 12/20/2022

 

Getting in the Holiday Spirit

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 1st Battalion 41st Infantry Regiment was all dressed up and ready for the holidays as they conducted their fun run last... — Updated 12/20/2022

 

Space Delta Orbital Harmony

Orbital Harmony, a volunteer group associated with Schriever Space Force Base, performs holiday tunes during a recent tree lighting ceremony.... — Updated 12/20/2022

 

Two Tasks to Start the Year

In a matter of weeks, we'll have a new year when, ideally, we'll have more control over our lives. Here are two things we can all do to start with a clean slate. Clean out your... — Updated 12/13/2022

 

Veterans invited to get help at PACT ACT open house

On Thursday, VA Secretary Denis McDonough will visit veterans and VA employees in Colorado Springs on Thursday, December 15, as part of the department’s PACT Act Week of Action. Secretary McDonough will meet with media to... — Updated 12/13/2022

 

Local military community steps up for Giving Tuesday

A military edition of Giving Tuesday recently made an impact at Sunny Side Market in Fountain. Volunteers braved the frigid temperatures to help local residents obtain food from... — Updated 12/6/2022

 

Were You Stationed at Fort Ord?

I remember Fort Ord as a beautiful place to live, with perfect weather and the ocean right over the sand dunes. It was idyllic. But now over a thousand veterans have developed... — Updated 12/6/2022

 

Treasurer wants to reunite veterans with unclaimed military medals

State Treasurer Dave Young is urging veterans and their families to search for unclaimed military medals, paperwork, and other service items. "Our veterans, service members, and the... — Updated 12/6/2022

 

Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption expands to surviving Gold Star spouses

Starting in 2023, Amendment E will allow qualifying surviving spouses of Gold Star Veterans to apply for the Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption. The Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption was passed in Colorado in November... — Updated 12/6/2022

 

Academy Band announces Holly & Ivy performances, free tickets available

The U.S. Air Force Academy Band released dates, locations and free tickets for its Holly & Ivy holiday performances in Colorado through Dec. 13. Concerts are free and open to... — Updated 12/6/2022

 

"Salute to Service"

4th Infantry Division Soldiers and members from the Armed Forces attended the Denver Broncos' "Salute to Service" game against the Oakland Raiders at Empower Field, Mile High... — Updated 11/30/2022

 

The Battle of Dak To: 4ID hosts a PT event

The Ivy Division kicked off the Thanksgiving holiday weekend Nov. 23 with a division PT event dedicated to the efforts of Ivy Soldiers at the Battle of Dak To in the central... — Updated 11/30/2022

 

Special sale for military, first responders

Dillard's in Chapel Hills Mall is having 20% off discount days on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 - Hero Appreciation Days - for military, police officers and firefighters, as well as their... — Updated 11/30/2022

 

Adaptive Sports

The Department of Veterans Affairs has given out $16 million in grant money to organizations that provide adaptive sports opportunities to disabled veterans all over the country, th... — Updated 11/29/2022

 

First woman to serve as a submarine XO is from Colorado Springs

"It's 2022 and women are still doing the 'first' of things?" is how Lt. Cmdr. Amber Cowan started her conversation in the Public Affairs office at Submarine Forces, U.S. Pacific Fle... — Updated 11/29/2022

 

Serving the less fortunate this Thanksgiving

COLORADO SPRINGS - From left to right, Col. Sean M. Brown, commander, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Carson, his daughter Amelia Brown, wife Erica Brown and daughter Aisling Brown put... — Updated 11/29/2022

 

The PACT Act and You

The Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics, also known as the PACT Act, adds a number of important modifications to veteran health... — Updated 11/22/2022

 

Event to discuss VA benefits, toxic exposure

The newly passed PACT Act expands VA health care and benefits for previously denied claims. This new law is helping generations of Veterans, and their survivors. Join the local VA at a gathering 9 a.m. this Friday, Nov. 18.... — Updated 11/15/2022

 

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