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21 hrs ago | KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Army leader suspended over alleged insensitivity

A Fort Carson commander who wasn't allowed to leave for Afghanistan with his troops last month was briefly suspended over allegations that he was insensitive to victims of sexual assault and discrimination.

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Related Topix: US Army, US Military, Fort Carson, CO

23 hrs ago | The Gazette

Big solar plant in Huachuca plans

The largest solar array in the military will be constructed at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., the Army announced in April.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Huachuca, US Army, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Fort Carson, CO, Air Force Academy, CO

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Washington Times

Fort Carson marks company's return without harm

Despite firefights, bombs, mortar attacks and hundreds of missions to render explosives safe, Fort Carson 's 663rd Ordnance Company came home March 31. The bomb-disposal troops spent nine months patrolling a massive swath of Afghanistan that ran from the capital city of Kabul to Jalalabad near the famed Khyber Pass.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, World News, Asia, Afghanistan,

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Slate Magazine

War Is Hell, and the Hell Rubs Off

In September 2007, at the height of the Iraq surge, I spent two weeks with the Army's 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry in Dora, one of the deadliest neighborhoods in Baghdad.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Hood, Iraq, World News, Hardcore, The Warriors, Fort Carson, CO

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Gazette

January 8, 1999 - March 8, 2014

Yellow Labrador Soria sits with a Paws to Read participant and her owner Holly Niewinski, in 2008 at Patriot Elementary School in Fort Carson.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Daily Journal

Gazette's Philipps wins Pulitzer for vets' stories

Dave Philipps of The Gazette won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting Monday for his investigation into an increase in the number of traumatized combat veterans discharged without benefits by the Army.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Colorado Springs, CO, Fort Carson, CO, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Mike Coffman, US Senate, Senator Michael Bennet, Democrat

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Gazette

Bomb troops celebrate bringing company home without a scratch

Chris Chelsa, right, embraces his children, Christian Chelsa, 3, and Taylor Chelsa, 4, during the homecoming ceremony for the 44 Fort Carson Soldiers of the 663rd Ordnance Company, 242nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson Monday, March 31, 2014.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Victorville Daily Press

Female soldier reunites with sisters after year in South Korea

ADELANTO An unexpected visitor, U.S. Army Spc. Nicole Viera, surprised her three younger sisters at West Creek Elementary School on Friday after returning home from being stationed in South Korea for a year.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Large numbers of vets with PTSD live near military bases

Data compiled by the Department of Veterans Affairs and analyzed by McClatchy show that hundreds of veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and live near Fort Hood, while thousands more reside near the nation's other military installations.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Hood, Fort Hood, TX, Fort Bragg, Fort Sill, Camp Lejeune

Sun Apr 06, 2014

The Gazette

New clinic takes military care to Colorado Springs neighborhood

The waiting room is shown in this photo of a new off-post clinic run by Fort Carson.

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The Gazette

Beefed-up Fort Carson brigade has more tanks, 5,000 soldiers

Michael S. Humphreys / Special to The Gazette Lt. Col. Jack Chaffin and Command Sgt.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Military officials, family concerned about PTSD stigma

In an about-face, the senior officer at Fort Hood says the mental condition of the soldier who fatally shot three soldiers and wounded 16 others earlier this week was not the "direct precipitating factor" in the shooting.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

KREM-TV Spokane

Fort Hood carries on after another rampage

The quiet, professional bearing of guards at this sprawling Army post's main gate Thursday provided stark contrast to the violent rampage hours earlier when a soldier killed three people and wounded 16 others before turning the gun on himself.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Hood, Fort Hood, TX, US Politics, US News, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Life, Veteran Affairs

Wed Apr 02, 2014

The Gazette

Security starts at gates for military bases in Pikes Peak region

Traffic enters Fort Carson's Gate 20 in this file photo. Security at the post's entry control points is the first line of defense.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Hood, TX, US Navy, Washington Navy Yard

The Gazette

Fort Hood orders post to 'shelter in place' after shooting; 1 reportedly dead

Fort Hood was the scene of a mass shooting on November 5, 2009. Nidal Hasan, a U.S. Army major and psychiatrist, fatally shot 13 people and injured more than three dozen others.

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Colorado Springs Independent

Charlie McGrath's hair, City for Champions, greening the military, and more

Unless hair length regulations apply to all students, female and male, it behooves The Classical Academy administration to let this battle go .

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Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, Colorado Springs, CO, US Army, Fort Carson, CO

Mon Mar 31, 2014

WNWO-TV Toledo

Local veteran's benefits caught up in red tape

By the Department of Veteran Affairs own account, they have a backlog of more than 400,000 unprocessed claims for health and pension benefits for disabled vets.

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The Gazette

Ranchers remain wary of Army's Pinon Canyon plans

Unlike other areas of Colorado, southeastern Colorado has gotten little snow and rain in recent times.

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Sat Mar 29, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Couple who lost two sons in less than a year work to help others deal with depression, PTSD

Army Col. Mark Graham hugs his wife Carol at the end of burial ceremonies from their son Army 2nd Lt.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Knox, Fort Sill, US Army, Jeff Dylan Graham, Frankfort, KY

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Denver Post

Army eyes Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site for drone training

The Army wants to train with drones and other new equipment at the Pion Canyon Maneuver Site, east of Trinidad, and has put in formal notice to seek a new environmental impact statement for the 235,000-acre training area.

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