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Step Up to Help Your Fellow Vets

What are you doing this summer? If you have spare hours or days, consider stepping up to help your fellow veterans. Stand Downs are a good place to start. Stand Downs were started... — Updated 6/21/2022

 

Celebrating the Army's 247th birthday with some cake!

Happy 247th birthday to the Army!... — Updated 6/21/2022  PDF

 

First female commander at Purple Heart chapter

Sgt. E5 Niki Gibson was elected and sworn in as commander of Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 423 in Fountain. Gibson is its first female commander. She served with the... — Updated 6/21/2022

 

Homeless Vet Falls Through the Cracks

The Department of Veterans Affairs creates numerous programs to deal with homeless veteran populations - and this is all well and good. But it's the individual homeless vet who can... — Updated 6/14/2022

 

Fort Carson's Center on Fathering helps dads and families thrive

The El Paso County Department of Human Services was one of only seven public community partners to be honored recently with the 2021 Army Partnership Award in recognition of work with Fort Carson. The Center on Fathering brought... — Updated 6/14/2022

 

Boom! Cannoneers engage simulated enemy in Ivy Mass

FORT CARSON - Boom! Cannon crew members yelled call signs to each other as they loaded a round into a smoking M777 Howitzer. Like well-trained dancers, cannoneers loaded another... — Updated 6/14/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    Military

Veterans cemetery seeks volunteers for committee

Do you have a passion for veterans and their families? The local veterans' cemetery urgently needs your help. Pikes Peak National Cemetery, which opened in 2018, serves U.S.... — Updated 6/8/2022 Full story

 

Second Infantry Division Association Plans Reunion

The Second Infantry Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and its 99th... — Updated 6/7/2022

 

Most VA, DoD Health Records Aren't Accurate

It can be a big problem when you need medical care and the electronic health records sent from one provider to another contain inaccuracies. Unfortunately, a Department of Defense Inspector General audit showed this is happening... — Updated 6/7/2022

 

Colorado Springs native named SUBPAC Sea Sailor of the Year

SAN DIEGO-- Capt. J. Patrick Friedman, commander, Submarine Squadron 11 (right) and Submarine Force Pacific Force Master Chief Jason Avin (left) award Logistics Specialist... — Updated 6/7/2022

 

Widefield grad serving in Navy aboard the USS Ronald Reagan

PHILIPPINE SEA – Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class RMathias Boothe (a 2018 graduate of Widefield High School) assigned to the "Providers" of Fleet Logistics Squadron (VRC)... — Updated 6/7/2022

 

Memorial Day ceremonies held around community

Ceremonies were held around the community for Memorial Day, including Fort Carson, Pikes Peak National Cemetery, VFW Post 6461, and the city of Fountain. See more in this week's... — Updated 6/1/2022 Full story

 

4ID units will conduct live-fire training exercise

FORT CARSON – Several 4th Infantry Division units will conduct a live-fire training exercise from Thursday through June 8. Increased noise and dust should be expected, including in the evening and throughout the night due to... — Updated 6/1/2022 Full story

 

10-Foot Stack of Mail Sits Unopened at VA

Imagine a pile of mail heaped 10 feet high sitting unopened for 10 months. That's what was found in the basement of a rented Department of Veterans Affairs facility in Atlanta.... — Updated 5/31/2022

 

A Jumble of Wait Times for VA Medical Care

A recent audit by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General outlined what so many of us already knew -- that it's difficult to understand the wait times... — Updated 5/24/2022

 

Ivy Week Begins

The 4th Infantry Division kicked off its annual Ivy Week competition Monday morning with a secret obstacle course to commemorate the division's heroic D-Day efforts at Utah Beach.... — Updated 5/24/2022

 

Primary Election Ballots Sent to Military and Overseas Voters

The Office of the Clerk and Recorder has sent approximately 5,400 ballots to registered Democratic, Republican, and Unaffiliated voters for the Primary Election to those classified under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens... — Updated 5/24/2022

 

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

 

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

 

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