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9 months 1 week ago

Air Force beats Army, 3-1

Air Force beats Army, 3-1 Freshman Chris Truehl made a career-high 20 saves 4 3 1 0 print email font + font - A.J. Reid A.J. Reid Jan. 10, 2014 Box Score Get Acrobat Reader WEST POINT, N.Y. - Three Falcons scored and freshman Chris...

9 months 2 weeks ago

Air Force hockey travels to Army, Jan. 10-11

This Week Air Force (10-6-4, 5-3-3 AHA) travels to West Point, N.Y., for a two-game Atlantic Hockey Association series against the Army Black Knights (3-14-0, 3-10-0 AHA), Friday-Saturday, Jan. 10-11, at Tate Rink. Friday's game will start at 6:05 p.m ET while Saturday's game will start at 7:05 ET....

11 months 2 weeks ago

Army braces for struggling Air Force team

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - From high-ranking officers to first-year cadets, Army players have received all sorts of random pep talks over the week. This isn't your ordinary game. This one is for service academy supremacy and everyone is fired up. The Black Knights (3-5) kick off their quest...

1 year 7 months ago

Local veteran discusses PTSD problems

"I'd die for my country, and in a heartbeat," says George Barnes, an Iraq War veteran who spent the end of his career at Fort Carson before being medically discharged from the Army. Barnes did nearly die for his country. While in Iraq, a rocket-propelled grenade hit the door...

1 year 7 months ago

Military releases some documents in Manning case

WASHINGTON (AP) - The military has released some court documents in the case of an Army private accused of giving classified material to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. The 84 documents released Wednesday include rulings that were read aloud in court and routine court orders. The Department of Defense says more...

1 year 11 months ago

New tool to help local vets

"First day I landed we took rockets," remembers Eduardo Baller, an Army veteran that finished his four-year commitment to the Army this summer. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. "You can simulate as much as you want, but it doesn't prepare you for the first time." "You're...

1 year 11 months ago

Steelman paces Army over Air Force 41-21

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Trent Steelman rushed for 101 yards and scored twice, the Army defense held Air Force's high-powered offense in check for three quarters, and the Black Knights beat the Falcons 41-21 on Saturday to snap a six-game losing streak in the series. Army (2-7) also stopped...

2 years 4 months ago

Admin discipline recommended in Quran burning

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press has learned that a U.S. military investigation is recommending that as many as seven U.S. troops face administrative punishments, but not criminal charges, in the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base in Afghanistan in February. U.S. military officials say the classified report and...

2 years 4 months ago

Ft. Carson soldier dead in Afghanistan

Another Fort Carson soldier has died in Afghanistan. Specialist Tofiga Tautola died Sunday after his vehicle was hit with an improvised explosive device. Tautola was 23 and from Wilmington, California. He was stationed at Fort Carson with the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th B.C.T. He was on...

2 years 7 months ago

Helicopters to train at Fort Carson till mid-May

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Residents in the Fort Carson area can expect to see and hear more helicopters when Army aviators from Fort Campbell, Ky., conduct high-altitude training in Colorado this spring. The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade's training will take place from Thursday until mid-May. Aviators will fly Blackhawk,...

2 years 8 months ago

Rep. Lamborn responds to Army announcement

Rep. Doug Lamborn serves on the House Armed Services Committe. Late this afternoon, he released this statement on the Army's plan to reduce brigades by up to 30 percent: "The Obama Administration's plan to dramatically reduce the size of our Army is deeply troubling. It would be unwise and...

2 years 9 months ago

Air Force beats Army, 4-2

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Jason Fabian scored two goals and Air Force never trailed in a 4-2 win over Army in an Atlantic Hockey Association game Saturday at a sold out Tate Rink in West Point, N.Y. The win ended a six-game winless skid for the Falcons and was the...

2 years 10 months ago

Salvation Army Red Kettle donations

You might notice the Salvation Army Red Kettles that are out side many stores during the holiday season. It's been a tradition since 1891, and it raises money to support needy families and the homeless. You can always make a donation by putting money in the kettles, but...

2 years 10 months ago

Thanksgiving for the troops

On any other day Susie's Westside Café in Colorado Springs would be serving up the usual eggs and home fries for their loyal customers. But on Thanksgiving they're serving up a different kind of meal. Pies are delivered, turkey is roasted and all of the trimmings rare ready to go....

2 years 11 months ago

Pair of Falcons honored by Mountain West

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Waymon James (TCU), Jon Davis (Air Force) and Parker Herrington (Air Force) are the Mountain West Players of the Week for games through Nov. 5. Davis is being honored for the second time in his career, while James and Herrington are receiving their first career weekly...

2 years 11 months ago

Air Force roars back to beat Army 24-14

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Quarterback Tim Jefferson scored twice and Air Force rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit to beat Army 24-14 Saturday and retain the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. After being outgained on the ground by 230 yards in the first half, the Falcons (5-4) outscored the Black Knights...

2 years 11 months ago

Falcons worried about Army rushing game

U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force Falcons could secure another trip to the White House with a win over Army. By beating the Black Knights on Saturday, the Falcons would wrap up their second straight Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, which represents superiority among the three service academies and...

2 years 11 months ago

Colorado Army Ranger's funeral

CALMAR, Iowa (AP) - Funeral services will be held in Calmar in northeast Iowa for an Army Ranger from Colorado who died in Afghanistan last month. Twenty-year-old Pfc. Christopher Horns, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and two other soldiers were killed in a bomb explosion on Oct. 22 in the...

2 years 11 months ago

Community says goodbye to fallen soldier

Family and friends gathered this morning to say goodbye to Staff Sgt. Brian Cowdrey. Hundreds packed the auditorium at La Junta High School to pay their last respects. Cowdrey was a 1990 graduate of La Junta High School.A solemn grave side service with full military honors follows as Staff Sgt....

3 years 1 week ago

Army facing cut backs and getting creative

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the Army must be creative in figuring out what it will look like in a future of declining defense budgets. Speaking Wednesday at the annual meeting of the soldier advocacy group Association of the United States Army, Panetta said the military...

3 years 1 month ago

General Petraeus retires from Army

General David Petraeus bids farewell today to the Army that has been his life and the troops that have been his family for 37 years. He'll start as CIA director next week, waging war on terrorists in a different way. Many thought Petraeus would become chairman of the...

3 years 2 months ago

90th annual Big Red Reunion

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Big Red One is mustering in Buffalo. Veterans of the 1st Infantry Division are gathering in western New York for the storied Army's unit's 93rd annual reunion. The Buffalo News reports that some 750 veterans and guests are attending the reunion. They include old...

3 years 2 months ago

Remembering a brother

A moment of silence was observed at Fort Carson today when family, friends and fellow servicemen came to honor and remember the life of Staff Sergeant Lex Lewis who was killed in a fire fight at the start of his third tour in Afghanistan. He was in the 2nd...

3 years 2 months ago

SEALs were on mission to aid Rangers

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials say the Navy SEALs and other troops lost in Saturday's helicopter crash in Afghanistan had rushed to the area to help fellow U.S. troops under fire. The officials say the SEALs had responded to a request by U.S. Army Rangers who were taking heavy...

3 years 3 months ago

IED takes another soldier's life

It was a somber day at Fort Carson this morning as the army honored another one of its own. PFC Eric Soufrine, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, was just a few months shy of his twenty-first birthday and only three weeks away from coming home before an IED...

3 years 5 months ago

Dr. Terry Lakin released from Fort Leavenworth

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - An Army doctor who disobeyed deployment orders because he doubted President Obama's birth records is free from military confinement at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. A Fort Leavenworth spokesman says Terry Lakin was released Friday after serving five months of a six-month sentence for refusing to...

3 years 5 months ago

Fort Carson on heightened security

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Fort Carson is on a heightened security alert after the death of Osama bin Laden, and officials say visitors and others entering the post are encountering delays at some gates. Post spokeswoman Dee McNutt declined to comment Monday on specific steps the post has taken....

3 years 6 months ago

Fort Carson to get new brigade

Fort Carson will get a new aviation brigade, bringing another 2,700 troops, according to federal sources. The Army briefed Colorado's congressional delegation, and promised $240 million in spending to support the new brigade. "First and foremost, this means the soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division will be able...

3 years 7 months ago

Man sentenced in Ponzi scheme

The El Paso County District Attorney's office announced that Delroy Henry was sentenced this morning to the maximum sentence of 12 years in prison for several counts of Securities Fraud. Henry, a former Sgt. in the Army, served as a financial adviser to soldiers. He stole over $700,000 in a...

3 years 8 months ago

Army: No plans for Pinon Canyon expansion

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - The acting commander at Fort Carson says the Army has no current plans to expand a 370-square-mile training site in southeastern Colorado. Brig. Gen. James Doty told the Pueblo Chieftain in Thursday's editions that a change in training doctrine and looming budget cuts mean the...

3 years 9 months ago

Army holds off Air Force, 5-4

USAFA, Colo. - Air Force battled back from a three-goal deficit to tie the game in the second period, but the Black Knights scored two goals in the final four minutes for a 5-4 win in an Atlantic Hockey Association game Saturday at the Cadet Ice Arena. A sellout crowd...

3 years 10 months ago

Salvation Army hosts toy giveaways in Pueblo

The Salvation of Army of Pueblo is counting its blessings. Last week, they were desperate for toy and clothing donations--worried they wouldn't be able to help the 2,200 local children in need of help this Christmas. But they got so many donations, they're holding a free gift giveaway tomorrow--Dec. 22....

3 years 10 months ago

Military doctor from Greeley convicted

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - A military jury has convicted an Army doctor who disobeyed orders to deploy to Afghanistan because he questions President Barack Obama's eligibility for office. The jury on Wednesday found Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin of Greeley, guilty of missing a flight that would have gotten...

3 years 11 months ago

Colorado Springs soldier killed Afghanistan

A 26-year-old soldier from Colorado Springs has died in Afghanistan. The Defense Department says Spc. Justin Culbreth died November 17 at Panjway district of wounds from a roadside bomb. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Fort...

3 years 11 months ago

Pueblo man pleads guilty on bribery charges

DENVER (AP) - An Army officer who served in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait has pleaded guilty to bribery for accepting money and items in exchange for awarding Army contracts. The U.S. attorney's office in Colorado says 45-year-old Maj. Roderick Sanchez of Pueblo pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of...

3 years 11 months ago

Army announces $17M suicide research effort

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - The Army is announcing a $17 million, three-year effort to learn why soldiers and veterans take their own lives. The Army's Military Operational Medicine Research Program at Fort Detrick, Md., said Wednesday the money will be split evenly between the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center...

4 years 3 days ago

Carson vet clinic to treat military dogs

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - The Army has set up a new veterinary medical unit at Fort Carson to treat U.S. and allied military working dogs during deployments. The 438th Medical Detachment was activated last week. It will have about 55 soldiers. Lt. Col. Scott Bormanis (bor-MAN'-iss), the unit's...

4 years 1 week ago

Victims testify at Fort Hood trial

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - An Army sergeant wounded in a deadly rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, last year, has told a military court that he made eye contact with the alleged shooter before being shot himself. Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford says he heard Maj. Nidal Hassan say "God is...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Colorado Springs company wins $1.4 billion contract

Colorado Springs-based ITT Corporation has been awarded a $1.4 billion contract by the U.S. Army to provide comprehensive support services for all Army facilities in Kuwait. ITT will provide logistics, security, transportation, life support and facilities. "We understand the criticality of the U.S. military mission in Kuwait and...

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