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3 years 9 months ago

Fort Carson commander, HQ unit heads to Iraq

Fort Carson is formally saying goodbye to about 800 soldiers who are heading for Iraq, including its commander, Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins. The post will hold a departure ceremony for Perkins and the 4th Infantry Division Headquarters unit on Thursday. Perkins, supported by the headquarters unit, will...

3 years 10 months ago

Colorado reservists deploying to Iraq

About 50 Air Force reservists and three C-130 cargo planes from Peterson Air Force Base are headed for Iraq. Air crews and maintenance teams from the 302nd Airlift Wing will depart Wednesday from the base in Colorado Springs. It's the third deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan for Peterson...

4 years 1 week ago

Deployment begins Friday for Ft. Carson soldiers

Nearly 3,800 soldiers from Fort Carson will begin deploying to Afghanistan Friday. On Thursday soldiers with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division were making final preparations with a casing ceremony. Anticipation for the soldiers is high. "Nervous, a little bit of nervous apprehension, I don't think anybody...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Not too early to start celebrating

Fourth of July celebrations are going on all weekend long, not just the 4th. At Fort Carson, they're starting a little early. The Mountain Post celebrated the 4th on the 3rd, at Iron Horse Park. They expected 10,000 people to join in the celebration. "Just really getting a...

4 years 1 month ago

Fort Carson eyes railroad expansion

The Army uses trains to its haul heavy equipment to port when heading off to war. They would like to move the equipment at Fort Carson to port faster during deployments but that means building more railways. Brigade Commander Col. Robert McLaughlin says the current rail configuration at the...

4 years 2 months ago

Fort Carson homecoming delayed until Friday

There are some very disappointed families in Colorado Springs. The arrival time for 240 soldiers returning to Fort Carson from Afghanistan has been pushed back until Friday. Soldiers from two military police units were expected to return Wednesday, but that has been delayed until Friday morning. The...

4 years 2 months ago

Fort Carson welcoming 240 soldiers back home

Fort Carson is planning a ceremony Tuesday to welcome home more than 240 soldiers who were deployed for about a year to Afghanistan. The soldiers are from the 984th Military Police Company and the 759th Military Police Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment. The 984th MP Company worked with...

4 years 3 months ago

400 Colorado guardsmen home from Iraq

The largest Colorado Army National Guard contingent to deploy since World War II has returned from Iraq. More than 400 Soldiers of the Guard's 3-157 FA were in Ramadi for a year. The soldiers performed personnel security missions for the Department of State, convoy operations, and base life support...

4 years 4 months ago

250 Fort Carson soliders deploy today

A ceremony at Fort Carson this evening will honor 250 soldiers who will deploy to Afghanistan for 12 months. The soldiers are with the 43rd Sustainment Brigade. Keep it to News First 5 and NewsFirst5.com for updates and photos from the deployment ceremony.

4 years 4 months ago

Red Cross helps our military heroes

Deployment can be incredibly stressful and straining on Southern Colorado's military families. The Pikes Peak American Red Cross offered a free class on Saturday called "Coping with Deployments: Psychological First Aid for Military Families" to address that very issue. The course, offered free of charge, was open to military...

4 years 5 months ago

280 Fort Carson soldiers return

More than half of the Fort Carson soldiers from the 4th Engineer Battalion have returned after a year-long deployment. The soldiers spent their time in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Their main mission was to clear improvised explosive devices from roadways. They cleared 1,700 roads equating to hundreds of miles....

4 years 5 months ago

Training to protect

2010 will be a big year for Fort Carson. Several units are planning for deployment. Traveling in a war zone can be tough, and moving leaders can be even tougher. The Protective Services Detail team has that job and they will be leaving for Afghanistan in about a month....

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