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Wahlert family 10th biennual reunion convenes in Loveland

Extended Wahlert family from five states and one foreign country united at North Park Lake in Loveland on Saturday, July 19, for the family's tenth biennual reunion.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Recreational Vehicle, Mitchell, US Military, US Army

Mon Jul 28, 2014

KUAD-FM Windsor

Two Soldiers Stationed in Colorado at Fort Carson are 'Killed In Action'

Two more soldiers from the United States Army have given their all for Operation Enduring Freedom , and more importantly, our great Nation.

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

Stars and Stripes

Army tests Apaches during RIMPAC exercises at sea

The Army in Hawaii has landed Black Hawk and Kiowa Warrior helicopters on the decks of underway Navy ships in the past as the land service seeks to prove its sea-based flexibility.

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Related Topix: US Military, Pohakuloa Training Area, US Army, US Navy, US Marine Corps, Fort Carson, CO

The United States Army

Odierno discusses leadership development, Army future with Fort Carson Soldiers

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno talked with leaders and Soldiers while taking a tour of Fort Carson, Colorado, Thursday.

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

The News Tribune

Thank you for your service: How one company sues soldiers worldwide

A location of USA Discounters as seen on June 24 in Norfolk, Va. In military newspapers and magazines, on the radio, and on TV, the Virginia-based company's ads shout, "NO CREDIT? NEED CREDIT? NO PROBLEM!" Money was tight, and neither Aguirre, 21, nor his wife had much credit history as they settled into life at Fort Carson in Colorado in 2010.

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Related Topix: Norfolk, VA, Virginia, US Military, US Army, Virginia Beach, VA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

CBS Local

Fort Carson Soldier Killed During 3rd Tour In Afghanistan

A 30-year-old Army staff sergeant from Nebraska is being remembered as a devoted family man after his death in Afghanistan.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Visalia, CA, Explosion

Sat Jul 26, 2014

UPI

Two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Two U.S. Army soldiers were killed Thursday in Afghanistan, and one died in San Antonio from an illness he contracted in Ghanzi province.

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

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Washington Post

USA Discounters hooks some service members with credit before springing the debt trap

Money was tight, and neither Aguirre, 21, nor his wife had much credit history as they settled into life at Fort Carson in Colorado in 2010.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Virginia Beach, VA

ProPublica

Thank You for Your Service: How One Company Sues Soldiers Worldwide

With stores near military bases across the country, the retailer USA Discounters offers easy credit to service members.

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Related Topix: Virginia, US Military, US Army, Virginia Beach, VA, Norfolk, VA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Frustrations of waiting weeks for returning soldiers dissipates with Fort Carson homecoming

Arriving in white, unmarked buses, the 355 soldiers were escorted by Fort Carson Fire Department trucks to a parking lot.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Carson, CO, Scott Air Force Base, US Air Force

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Air Force issues plan to cut 275 workers at Space Command

A Pentagon budget-cutting plan will eliminate 275 military and civilian jobs at Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs and cut another 3,225 jobs from Air Force headquarters nationwide.

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Related Topix: US Military, Peterson Air Force Base, US Air Force, US News, Colorado Springs, CO, US Army, Fort Carson, CO

Mon Jul 14, 2014

CNN

Arrowhead couple recommits to the Army together

Choosing to serve your nation is an honor and a privilege for many, although it is not without its hardships, such as long hours, deployments to faraway places, and time away from loved ones.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Yakima Training Center, Fort Carson, CO

Colorado Springs Independent

Two Carson aviation officials suspended

Not much is known about an investigation of the command team for 1st Batallion, 25th Aviation regiment, as reported last week by Army Times .

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

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Gilmer Mirror

Young soldier gives all for his country

The thunder of motorcycle engines followed by muddied up trucks - one which read "PFC Aaron S. Toppen, I Drive Your Truck" seemed to make a solitary horse being lead along without a rider, a banner behind carried by one of the Patriot Riders to bear his name, and one more to say "Thank you" to a heartbroken community from a family who could never ... (more)

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Related Topix: Mokena, IL, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Frankfort, IL, US Military, US Army, US Air Force, Dover Air Force Base

American Thinker

Militarize Our Border? O'Reilly, Here's Your Plan

Bill O'Reilly almost nightly calls for the militarization of our southern border, but he never has any guests to explain how this could be done.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Huachuca, US Army, Fort Bliss, Camp Pendleton, Fort Hood, Fort Bliss, TX

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Colorado Springs Business Journal

Let's not overreact to potential Army cuts

Underneath, another line lured readers to a story in the Business section with this dire message: "Ripple effect - Maximum cuts would mean $1 billion in lost wages to the local economy, which would hurt many businesses, officials warn."

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Colorado Springs, CO, Fort Carson, CO, US Air Force

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Army Times

Apache battalion leaders suspended, under investigation

Lt. Col. Tammy Baugh and Command Sgt. Maj. Derrick Merriwether have been suspended from their leadership roles at 1st Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, pending the outcome of an investigation.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Eustis, US Army, Hunter Army Airfield, Fort Hood, Fort Bliss, Fort Carson, CO

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Denver Post

Fort Carson civilian employee arrested in terror threat

A former Fort Carson civilian employee who boasted of being a domestic terrorist in text messages has been charged with making terrorist threats, including vowing to turn the Army base into "Fort Columbine."

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Carson, CO, Startups, Facebook, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Stars and Stripes

As marijuana law changes, DOD officials in Washington state stand pat

Working beneath 1,000-watt bulbs, Mark Arnold, assistant grower for pot producer AuricAG in Seattle, cuts the center hearts off the lower branches of the marijuana plants to increase growth to the buds.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Washington, Department of Defense, US News, Drug Testing, US Military, US Army

Sun Jul 06, 2014

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

2 homecomings Saturday as 158 soldiers return to Fort Carson

People who organize soldier homecomings at Fort Carson said it had never happened until Friday night -- a returning soldier proposed to his girlfriend during the ceremony.

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

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