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  • [Story from April 2015] Soldiers Being FORCED to Remove Combat Patches From Uniforms

    03/05/2016 1:22:30 PM PST · by george76 · 82 replies
    Soldiers are livid after being told to remove their combat patches in an attempt to be “welcoming” to new recruits. It’s an insane move that goes against the unofficial combat patch creed: “You earn it. You keep it. You wear it.” But that’s apparently the policy now for Fort Carson’s 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Soldiers are told to strip their uniforms bare to the bone, only showing the name, rank, American Flag, U.S. Army tape and the 4th Infantry Division insignia, the Army Times is reporting. According to officials, the move is designed to promote a “unified army culture.”...
  • Fort Carson brigade headed to Kuwait for possible showdown with the Islamic State

    02/13/2015 1:02:08 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 25 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | February 13, 2015 | Tom Roeder
    As Congress mulls America's war with the Islamic State terror group, more than 4,000 Fort Carson soldiers prepared Thursday to leave Colorado for Kuwait, where they will take over as America's largest ground force in the troubled region. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team bid farewell to the post in a ceremony and will head off soon to serve as U.S. Central Command's Reserve force in the Middle East - the first soldiers into battle if a major combat force is used to battle Islamic State fighters. The unit is Fort Carson's heaviest force, armed with tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles....
  • Fort Carson locked down after shooting incident [Colorado]

    09/22/2014 10:01:25 PM PDT · by blueplum · 11 replies
    ABC News - The Denver Channel ^ | September 22, 2014 9:20pm | Wayne Harrison
    (no print outlets covering at this time cannot exerpt TV station) Summary: Shots were reportedly fired on Fort Carson, Colorado this evening at approx 8pm. Base is on partial lockdown. Entry allowed with ID, exit prohibited. Gate 1, Filmore and (downtown) Colorado Springs are involved. Ambulance at gate 1 but no reports of injuries. No active shooter reported at this time. Traffic snarled. El Paso County Sheriff and Colorado Springs scanners were/are down. Developing...
  • The Truth Behind the New Islamic Flashpoints

    09/19/2012 9:43:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | September 19, 2012 | Rachel Marsden
    The CIA claims that it never saw the storm coming, but Canadian intelligence sure did. Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird landed in Vladivostok, Russia, earlier this month for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit and had barely stepped off the plane when he announced that Canada would be pulling its diplomats out of Iran and closing its embassy while kicking all Iranian diplomats out of Canada. At the time, some thought that maybe the minister had a few too many mini vodkas on the ride over. Several days later, when protests and embassy attacks erupted in Islamic nations, and the...
  • Russia, U.S. to Hold Anti-terror Drills in May

    04/26/2012 8:42:03 AM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 25 replies ^ | 4/20/2012 | Xinhua
    Airborne troops from Russia and the Untied States would hold joint anti-terror drills in the U.S. state of Colorado between May 24 and 31, spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry Col. Alexander Kucherenko said on Thursday. According to the spokesman, it will be the first time that the Russian airborne forces have held exercises with the U.S. airborne forces on the U.S. territory. "According to the exercise scenario, soldiers of the two countries will hold a tactical airborne operation, including the reconnaissance of imaginary terrorists' camp and a raid," Kucherenko said. "After the operation, a helicopter will evacuate the soldiers,"...
  • Report: Russian Troops to ‘Seize’ CIA Facility in Elaborate War Game… on U.S. Soil

    04/26/2012 7:37:15 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 43 replies ^ | April 26, 2012 | Liz Klimas
    According to reports, the U.S. and Russian military will be engaging in an anti-terrorism exercise that will involve Russian paratroopers using U.S. weapons to “take and hold” the main facilities of the CIA and Denver International Airport in Colorado and the National Security Agency in Utah. (Related: Learn about the hypothetical ‘war games’ the U.S. and China have been playing) The European Union Times has more on the report announcing this exercise from the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation: Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Colonel Alexander Kucherenko publically announced this 24-21 May “anti-terror drill” this Friday past noting that this...
  • Report: Soldier Testified That 'classified U.S. Personnel' Beat Iraqi Detainees (CIA Involved)

    07/27/2005 6:28:11 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 30 replies · 966+ views
    AP ^ | 7-27-05
    DENVER (AP) - A National Guardsman testifying at a hearing for U.S. soldiers accused of killing an Iraq general said he saw classified U.S. personnel beat prisoners with a sledgehammer handle and mock the general's death, according to a transcript. The transcript, obtained by The Denver Post, includes an exchange during the hearing that suggests the CIA was involved. Sgt. 1st Class Gerold Pratt of the Utah National Guard said he saw unidentified U.S. personnel use the 15-inch wooden handle to hit prisoners. "They'd ask you a question, and if they didn't like it, they'd hit you," he said, according...
  • Complaints of cross on Army emblem

    04/30/2010 10:43:32 AM PDT · by SLB · 29 replies · 801+ views
    World ^ | April 30, 2010 | Angela LuApril
    The Military Religious Freedom Foundation has recently taken offense to the cross and motto on the emblem of an Army hospital in Colorado, claiming that it violates the separation of church and state, AP reports. The group has asked the Army to change the emblem of the Evans Army Community Hospital at Fort Carson, which has the motto “Pro deo et humanitate” which means “For God and humanity” written on it. The symbol had been around since 1969. Fort Carson’s Lt. Col. Steven Wollman said the idea of doctors serving God and humanity predates Christianity to the time of the...
  • Group: Army symbol is religious, should be changed

    04/29/2010 12:48:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 63 replies · 2,444+ views
    AP ^ | 4/29/2010 | Dan Elliott
    A religious watchdog group says a cross and motto on the emblem of an Army hospital in Colorado violate the constitutional requirement for separation of church and state and should be removed. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation asked the Army this week to change the emblem of Evans Army Community Hospital at Fort Carson, outside Colorado Springs. The emblem says "Pro deo et humanitate" or "For God and humanity." Fort Carson commanders will review the complaint, Lt. Col. Steve Wollman said. He said the emblem had been approved by the Army Institute of Heraldry and has been in use since...
  • Soldiers in Colorado slayings tell of Iraq horrors

    07/26/2009 8:42:16 PM PDT · by LuxMaker · 17 replies · 292+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 26 July 2009 | Associated Press
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Soldiers from an Army unit that had 10 infantrymen accused of murder, attempted murder or manslaughter after returning to civilian life described a breakdown in discipline during their Iraq deployment in which troops murdered civilians, a newspaper reported Sunday. Some Fort Carson, Colo.-based soldiers have had trouble adjusting to life back in the United States, saying they refused to seek help, or were belittled or punished for seeking help. Others say they were ignored by their commanders, or coped through drug and alcohol abuse before they allegedly committed crimes, The Gazette of Colorado Springs said.
  • 2 Carson soldiers arrested on child-porn charges

    05/29/2009 6:01:18 AM PDT · by LuxMaker · 13 replies · 832+ views ^ | 05/28/2009 | Howard Pankratz
    Two Fort Carson soldiers have been arrested on charges that they sexually exploited children following a joint investigation by local and military authorities. ">snip<"
  • Fort Carson soldier honored: "He saved thousands of lives"

    06/01/2008 8:44:45 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 5 replies · 258+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | May.29, 2008 | Tom Roeder
    The life of Sgt. 1st Class L. David Ezell can be summarized by his last moment on Earth. Unafraid, the man nicknamed "Easy" by his Army comrades waded into a pile of garbage to disarm a bomb April 30 in a Baghdad neighborhood. He knew the bomb could kill him, but his goal was to save the lives of the Iraqis the homemade device could have slaughtered. Something went wrong on the delicate job. The bomb detonated and Ezell died. But hundreds of times before, with the same calm demeanor, Ezell won his fight with insurgent explosives in Iraq and...
  • Rocky blogger Major Andrew Olmsted killed in Iraq

    01/04/2008 5:35:53 PM PST · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 9 replies · 187+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | January 4, 2008
    Fort Carson-based Army Major Andrew Olmsted who wrote a blog from the war for the Rocky Mountain News was killed Thursday in Iraq. He went there to teach members of the Iraqi Army how to defend their country and provide security for citizens. Major Olmsted was a veteran blogger and was determined to make a difference in Iraq. He began writing for on May 21. He left behind a final blog post on his website No details were available on how the Major Olmsted died.
  • More Fort Carson Soldiers Arrive Home

    12/30/2007 7:36:27 AM PST · by mdittmar · 7 replies · 158+ views
    KKTV ^ | Dec 29, 2007 | McKenzie Martin
    Saturday was another special day at Fort Carson as about a hundred more soldiers were welcomed home from Iraq. The soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team have been deployed since October of last year. For some a lot has changed at home while they've been gone.They march in side by side, in front of their favorite fans. 125 brave war heroes who left their loved ones to fight for our freedom are finally home."It's been pretty hard at times," said Alison Miller.She has spent the last nine months as a single mom. "My husband came home two days before...
  • Gathering of Frozen Eagles (after-action report)

    04/07/2007 1:50:24 PM PDT · by American Quilter · 40 replies · 2,370+ views
    American Quilter
    The rally to support the troops at Fort Carson, CO, was held today, but due to the frigid weather it didn't last long! It was 25 degrees with a sharp, humid (for Colorado) wind. All of the trees and even the grassblades were solidly coated with ice, and every surface except the asphalt was extremely slippery. For these reasons, traffic on/off and going past the fort was at about 1/4 of its usual level.Four valiant eagles nevertheless showed up--tonyf62, Balding_Eagle, Mrs. Balding_Eagle, and me. I fell over as we were slipping and sliding our way to a place where we...
  • Fort Carson Rally for VICTORY!

    04/02/2007 8:55:49 AM PDT · by American Quilter · 34 replies · 1,976+ views
    American Quilter
    I support VICTORY in the war against Islamofascism, and I'm disgusted by the increasing efforts by Democrats to destroy the war effort. This Saturday, April 7, 2007, there will be a rally outside the main gate of Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, CO, to support our troops. Fort Carson's troops have been rotating in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan since the beginning of the war, so this is a good place to let them know how much we appreciate them. I've had three professional-quality banners made that read, respectively, "Honk If You Support Victory", "God Bless Our Troops", and...
  • Fort Carson Rally--Let's Support Our Troops! (vanity)

    03/16/2007 8:34:14 AM PDT · by American Quilter · 21 replies · 1,127+ views
    American Quilter | American Quilter
    I support victory in the war against Islamofascism, and my disgust at the increasing efforts by Democrats to destroy the war effort have stirred me to action. On Saturday, April 7, 2007, I plan to hold a rally outside the main gate of Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, CO, to support our troops. Fort Carson's troops have been rotating in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan since the beginning of the war, so this is a good place to let them know how much we appreciate them. I've had three professional-quality banners made that read, respectively, "Honk If You Support...
  • Her dreams crushed day ring arrives - soldier fiance dies before wedding

    12/08/2006 6:26:36 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 11 replies · 1,374+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | December 8, 2006 | TANYANIKA SAMUELS and CORKY SIEMASZKO
    Her dreams crushed day ring arrives S.I. fiancee dies during 2nd tour in Iraq BY DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS NYDailyNews The first blow was delivered to the fiancee of a Staten Island soldier by a man in uniform - word that her beloved was killed in combat in Iraq. The second was delivered two hours later by a FedEx truck - a package from Sgt. Yevgeniy Ryndych with an engagement ring inside. This story of love, war and cruel fate was described by Ryndych's grieving brother last night after the military confirmed that the 24-year-old soldier was felled Wednesday by...
  • Fort Carson Soldiers bring hope to Iraqis

    11/28/2006 8:38:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 311+ views
    ARMY.MIL/NEWS ^ | Spc. Alexis Harrison
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Army News Service, Nov. 28, 2006) - In recent weeks, the al Doura district of the Iraqi capital has been a hotbed of activity, the epicenter of a power struggle between terrorists and the Iraqi people. Commanders from the 2nd "Black Jack" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, and their counterparts from Fort Carson, Colo., have stressed the importance of securing the district for the sake of the people who live there. Lt. Col. Stephen Michael, commander of the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, said this area is of the utmost...
  • President Bush and Vice President Cheney to speak at Fort Carson, Colorado, Nov.3,2006,(tomorrow)

    11/02/2006 7:06:45 PM PST · by DoubleOJanet · 7 replies · 890+ views
    11/02/06 | DoubleOJanet
    Just talked to my son based at Fort Carson, he said that the President and Vice President will speak to them tomorrow morning. I think it's great during an election week that they are bothering with our troops. Wish I could be there.
  • For soldiers, gratitude and praise from an Iraqi mayor

    05/20/2006 3:05:58 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 43 replies · 1,028+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 5/20/06 | David Montero
    COLORADO SPRINGS - An Iraqi mayor stood before troops lined up on the lawn at Fort Carson on Friday morning and said only two words in English. But those two words brought the crowd to its feet. "Thank you." It was a telling gesture from Tal Afar Mayor Najim Al Jibouri, who spoke for about 20 minutes in his native tongue praising the 3rd Armored Cavalry for saving his city from certain ruin.
  • Fort Carson soldiers re-enlist (mass re-enlistment of 640 GIs)

    05/09/2006 4:15:26 PM PDT · by CAWats · 260 replies · 5,282+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 5/9/2006 | By Bruce Finley
    The mass re-enlistment of 640 GIs of the 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment is considered invaluable to the Army's future. A year ago, as Iraqi fighters detonated a bomb that shattered his convoy, Army Sgt. Gene Braxton led survivors scrambling out of their Humvees in the hot dusty haze to hunt for the triggermen. Five months later, a bigger roadside bomb rocked the armored vehicle Braxton was in. Reeling from a concussion, he dragged a wounded buddy to safety. Back in Colorado, Braxton has re-enlisted and will undergo parachute jump training in preparation for a possible third stint of combat duty...
  • No Jail Time for Officer Convicted of Killing Iraqi General

    01/24/2006 1:05:26 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 41 replies · 1,330+ views
    FORT CARSON, Colo. (Jan. 24) - A military jury recommended a simple reprimand Monday for an Army officer who killed an Iraqi general by stuffing him headfirst into a sleeping bag and sitting on his chest during an interrogation. As soldiers applauded in the courtroom, Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer Jr. hugged his wife after hearing the surprisingly light sentence, which will be reviewed by Fort Carson's commander, Maj. Gen. Robert W. Mixon. The commander cannot order a harsher sentence, defense attorney Frank Spinner said. Welshofer, 43, was charged with murder, but was convicted over the weekend of negligent homicide...
  • Captain gets fine, 45 days for abuse (Capt. Shawn Martin won’t be kicked out of the Army)

    03/19/2005 2:08:48 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 19 replies · 598+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | Mar. 18, 2005 | TOM ROEDER THE GAZETTE
    A Fort Carson officer convicted of abusing three Iraqi prisoners was sentenced Thursday to 45 days behind bars and a $12,000 fine, but he won’t be kicked out of the Army. Capt. Shawn Martin, who could have been sentenced to nine years in a military prison, asked the seven officers on the jury for leniency. The 15-year Army veteran admitted no wrongdoing, saying only that he is sorry for having put his wife, mother and two children “through this.” His attorney, John Galligan, who had asked for a reprimand instead of harsher punishment, said he is pleased with the sentence....
  • Fort Carson first to Up-armor Vehicles at Installation

    12/29/2004 9:16:35 AM PST · by mark502inf · 373+ views
    Army News Service ^ | December 23, 2004 | Pfc. Clint Stein
    FORT CARSON, Colo. (Army News Service, Dec. 23, 2004) -- When the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment deploys to the Middle East in the spring, its Soldiers will have some added protection and confidence going back with them. Nearly 600 vehicles of the 3rd ACR are being up-armored at Fort Carson for the regiment’s second deployment to the Middle East in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Although there have been recent inquiries about up-armored vehicle production, the up-armoring project at Fort Carson was already taking effect well before Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was asked about extra armor by...
  • Fort Carson drops its ban on coverage by The Post(snotty editor response)

    12/10/2004 9:32:35 AM PST · by Pikamax · 4 replies · 350+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 12/10/04 | Eileen Kelley
    Fort Carson drops its ban on coverage by The Post By Eileen Kelley Special to The Denver Post Fort Carson - U.S. Army officials dropped their restrictions on Denver Post reporters Thursday. "For any newsworthy events in the future, The Denver Post will be included as well as other news media outlets in our coverage area," said Lt. Col. David Johnson, chief of public affairs at Fort Carson. "I think that relationships are very important." Earlier this week the Army dropped The Post from its e-mail list and refused to allow one of the paper's reporters to attend a military...
  • Teen changes his life (The story of "Steve-O", the Iraqi teen)

    10/03/2004 4:17:26 PM PDT · by Maria S · 58 replies · 2,483+ views
    FORT CARSON, Colo. - First Sgt. Daniel Hendrex was getting ready to leave the war when he went to see the Iraqi teenager one last time. He roused the boy from sleep and gave him his floppy camouflage hat and a promise. Stay safe, Hendrex said. We will do what we can to get you out of here. The 13-year-old clutched the hat and held out his arms. They hugged, teary-eyed. And then Hendrex was gone. It had been four months since the skinny, street-smart Iraqi blurted out to American soldiers at a border checkpoint in Husaybah, Iraq, that he...
  • Soldiers as political pawns

    09/30/2004 2:21:06 PM PDT · by aynrandy · 1 replies · 272+ views
    Denver Post ^ | September 30, 2004 | David Harsanyi
    Clearly, this is about politics, not soldiers. Congresswoman Diana DeGette kicked up some dirt and found prized national attention with her recent call for a congressional investigation into complaints that soldiers in Fort Carson's 3rd Brigade Combat Team have been threatened with deployment to Iraq unless they re-enlist. "How widespread is this?" DeGette asked at a recent news conference. "How deep does it go into the Pentagon? How far does it go up to the Oval Office?" The Oval Office? Wishful thinking will get you nowhere, congresswoman. The more pertinent question: How much of this is legitimate, and how much...
  • 3,700 troops moving to Fort Carson

    09/24/2004 2:11:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies · 346+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette, CO ^ | September 24, 2004 | TOM ROEDER
    Fort Carson will grow by a full brigade next year, adding 3,762 soldiers under an Army plan announced Thursday. The arrivals will push the post’s population to a level not seen since the 1970s, and politicians say the move eliminates any possibility that the post will be closed in the near future. The Colorado-bound 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 2nd Infantry Division is serving in Iraq but had been stationed in Korea. The soldiers will arrive here when their Iraq duty is over in July or August. Their families will come much sooner, with many showing up in the...
  • GIs claim threat by Army

    09/18/2004 4:50:06 PM PDT · by Non-Sequitur · 27 replies · 1,064+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 9/16/04 | Dick Foster
    COLORADO SPRINGS - Soldiers from a Fort Carson combat unit say they have been issued an ultimatum - re-enlist for three more years or be transferred to other units expected to deploy to Iraq. Hundreds of soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team were presented with that message and a re-enlistment form in a series of assemblies last Thursday, said two soldiers who spoke on condition of anonymity. Advertisement The effort is part of a restructuring of the Army into smaller, more flexible forces that can deploy rapidly around the world. A Fort Carson spokesman confirmed the re-enlistment drive is...
  • Army Drops Cowardice Case Against Fort Carson Soldier

    07/19/2004 5:37:26 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 3 replies · 437+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette July 17, 2004 Pg. 1 Army Drops Cowardice Case Against Fort Carson Soldier By Tom Roeder, The Gazette A Fort Carson soldier charged with cowardice last fall needs help with medical problems and won’t be punished for being unable to complete his mission in Iraq, Army officials said Friday. Army investigators said they no longer are pursuing a case against Staff Sgt. Georg-Andreas Pogany, an interrogator attached to the 10th Special Forces Group said. The Army is looking at what caused Pogany’s stress and balance problems but isn’t disputing one Navy doctor’s diagnosis of Larium toxicity, said...
  • Fort Carson soldiers charged in drowning of Iraqi citizen

    07/02/2004 8:02:21 AM PDT · by MaxPlus305 · 7 replies · 356+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 7/2/04 | Miles Moffeit, Eileen Kelley
    Fort Carson soldiers charged 4 tied to death of Iraqi prisoner in Tigris River Sources say manslaughter and assault charges have been filed and conspiracy charges could follow. By Miles Moffeit and Eileen Kelley The Denver Post Friday, July 02, 2004 - Criminal charges have been filed against four Fort Carson soldiers in connection with the drowning early this year of an Iraqi man who allegedly was forced with other detainees off a bridge into the Tigris River, sources told The Denver Post. Three members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team face manslaughter charges and another faces an assault charge....
  • GIs marching away from re-enlistment

    06/15/2004 6:45:13 AM PDT · by 91B · 4 replies · 166+ views
    Global Security ^ | June 14, 2004 | Dick Foster
    GIs marching away from re-enlistment War may have some Fort Carson troops leaving the ranks In-Depth Coverage By Dick Foster, Rocky Mountain News COLORADO SPRINGS - Army re-enlistments have dropped suddenly and dramatically at Fort Carson and several other posts where combat units have recently returned from Iraq. The surprising decline within the past 21/2 months has jolted recruiters and military analysts and provoked questions about the war's effect on the Army's recruiting ability. Since Fort Carson units began coming home in April, post recruiters have met only 57 percent of their quota for re-enlisting first-term soldiers for a second...
  • Troop Rotation to Iraq Continues, Units Assuming Control

    04/01/2004 8:20:26 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 3 replies · 443+ views
    DoD-AFPS ^ | March 31, 2004 | Jim Garamone
      Troop Rotation to Iraq Continues, Units Assuming Control By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, March 31, 2004 – The largest rotation of U.S. forces since World War II continues in Iraq, Defense Department officials said today. In all more than 250,000 U.S. service members are affected. Planning for the rotation began months ago. New units worked with units in Iraq to learn their new missions and to plan the movement. In December, new units began flowing into the region, and in January, they began the relief-in-place process. Officials expect the rotation to continue through May, when 110,000 U.S....
  • Welcome home, honey ~* Fort Carson update

    02/26/2004 6:53:40 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 12 replies · 192+ views - Colorado Springs ^ | Feb. 25, 2004 | Tom Roeder and Andrea Brown
    Welcome home, honey By TOM ROEDER and ANDREA BROWN - THE GAZETTENo family waited Tuesday to hug Spc. Joshua Ulmer. His welcome after 10 months of fighting in Iraq was in watching his comrades kiss their wives and children and in the handshake from a general thanking the troops. “This right here makes it worth being in the Army and going through all that,” Ulmer said. “Just seeing those faces makes it worth it.” The machine gunner was one of the first 100 soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team to return from the war. They are among the...
  • Cheney would support Bush in ban on same-sex marriage

    01/09/2004 7:04:49 PM PST · by nwrep · 4 replies · 144+ views
    Denver Post ^ | Jan 9, 2004 | John Aloysius Farrell
    Friday, January 09, 2004 - WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney, who argued during the 2000 presidential campaign that the issue of gay marriage is best left to the states, said today he would support a presidential push to ban same-sex marriage. Cheney, whose daughter Mary, a lesbian, is a close adviser, said that the recent action by courts in Massachusetts and other states that recognize the rights of gays to the civil benefits of marriage has caused the administration to revisit the need for a constitutional amendment. Cheney made his comments on gay marriage in the course of an...
  • Military could be swing vote in '04

    11/30/2003 3:29:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies · 422+ views
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | November 30, 2003 | SCOTT SHEPARD
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. soldiers leapt to their feet and whooped in elation Thursday when their commander in chief unexpectedly appeared at a Thanksgiving celebration in Iraq. "He's got to win in '04. No one else can prosecute this war like he can," Capt. John Morrison of Butler County, Pa., told a reporter at the gathering. Earlier in the week, President Bush got an equally gratifying reception at an Army base in Colorado: approving grunts of "hoo-ah," chants of "U-S-A" and, from one section of the audience, cheers of "Four more years." "I'm glad you're on my side," Bush, wearing an...
  • President Bush Meets with Troops in Fort Carson, Colorado ;Remarks by the President to the Troops

    11/25/2003 5:19:44 PM PST · by nuconvert · 11 replies · 145+ views
    President Bush Meets with Troops in Fort Carson, Colorado Remarks by the President to the Troops Butts Army Air Field Fort Carson, Colorado 1:28 P.M. MST November 24, 2003 THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. AUDIENCE: U-S-A, U-S-A! (Applause.) THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much. Thank you for the warm welcome. I'm honored to be in the Rocky Mountain state. I'm honored to be in Fort Carson. (Applause.) More importantly, I'm honored to be in the presence of so many fine Americans, so many great citizens who proudly wear our nation's uniform. (Applause.) The soldiers of Fort Carson are now...
  • Widow of Fort Carson soldier skips meeting with president

    11/25/2003 12:53:44 PM PST · by PeteFromMontana · 52 replies · 190+ views
    MercuryNews ^ | 11/25/2003
    Posted on Tue, Nov. 25, 2003 Widow of Fort Carson soldier skips meeting with president Associated Press PUEBLO, Colo. - The widow of a soldier killed in Iraq says she skipped a meeting with President Bush because she is angry with the president and "didn't want to go and be disrespectful." Johnna Loia of Pueblo was among family members and relatives of those killed in the war who were invited to meet with Bush at Fort Carson on Monday. Loia's fiance, Spc. Brian Penisten of Ft. Wayne, Ind., was killed Nov. 2 in a helicopter crash along with three other...
  • Bush honors soldiers' sacrifices

    11/24/2003 11:14:51 PM PST · by kattracks · 18 replies · 210+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/25/03 | Joseph Curl
    <p>President Bush yesterday told troops at Fort Carson, Colo., which has lost 31 soldiers in the Iraq war, that they and their family members are sacrificing to secure "democracy, tolerance and the rights and dignity of every people."</p> <p>Speaking to hundreds of beret-clad soldiers and their family members in an aircraft hangar at Butts Army Air Field, the president expressed deep sadness over the loss of any American soldier.</p>
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) 11.24.03

    11/24/2003 2:47:26 PM PST · by TruthNtegrity · 194 replies · 1,183+ views
    Yahoo,,Reuters,AssociatedPress | Nov. 24, 2003 | TruthNtegrity
    Saturday, Nov. 22, President Bush signed a $9.3 billion military construction bill. The amount is $1.4 billion below last year's level, but $200 million more than Bush's request. Lawmakers added more than 100 projects for military facilities in their home districts - money that the President had not sought. The legislation provides money for projects throughout the country and improvements at U.S. bases overseas. Today, Pres. Bush signed a $401.3 Billion defense bill that gives the Military a 4% raise. Pres. Bush then stopped at Fort Carson, CO., on his way to the ranch for the Thanksgiving weekend. Fort Carson...
  • Protest Bush in Ft. Carson, CO (Nov 24 Left protest of Bush visit)

    11/23/2003 5:19:44 PM PST · by BillF · 10 replies · 171+ views
    November 24 - Protest Bush in Ft. Carson, CO - Peace activists are planning to gather along South Academy Blvd at 11 AM beginning at the "B" street exit off of Academy and extending eastward toward I-25. Bring signs and/or banners. We will need peacekeepers. Those willing to serve as peacekeepers, please pick up a yellow "peacekeeper sash" near the "B" street exit off of Academy. IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT TRAFFIC NOT BE BLOCKED, THAT OUR DEMONSTRATION IS TOTALLY NONVIOLENT, AND THAT WE STAY OFF THE PAVEMENT. The demonstration will end at 3 PM if not sooner--depending on the weather...
  • Bush to Visit Ft. Carson on Day of Soldier's Memorial Service

    11/19/2003 1:43:21 PM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 251+ views ^ | 11/19/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    President Bush will visit the military base at Fort Carson, Colo., on Monday, Nov. 24, the same day base officials plan to hold a memorial service for one of the 27 soldiers from the installation who have been killed in Iraq. The visit comes amidst of a chorus of media complaints that the president is trying to downplay the sacrifices made by U.S. forces in Iraq, with some reports claiming, erroneously, that hasn't attended any memorial services commemorating troops killed there. Although the White House has yet to officially announce the trip, a spokeswoman for Fort Carson confirmed the visit...

    11/18/2003 9:46:04 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 3 replies · 155+ views
  • Fort Carson dealt blow

    11/03/2003 9:52:59 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 144+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, November 4, 2003
    <p>FORT CARSON (AP) — Fort Carson, already hit hard by the conflict in Iraq, suffered its single heaviest combat loss since the Vietnam War with the deaths of four soldiers aboard a helicopter shot down near the Euphrates River.</p> <p>Many of the casualties of Sunday's attack were headed out of Iraq for R&R (rest and recuperation) or emergency leave. One, Fort Carson-based Sgt. Ernest Bucklew, 33, had been on his way home to attend his mother's funeral in Pennsylvania.</p>
  • Fort Carson, Colo. Springs claims some US troops killed in chopper crash

    11/02/2003 8:22:31 AM PST · by nwrep · 2 replies · 158+ views
    AP ^ | November 2, 2003 | CINDY BROVSKY
    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Some of the American troops killed in the downing of a helicopter in Iraq on Sunday were believed to be from Fort Carson, a post spokesman said. Lt. Col. Thomas Budzyna was unable to immediately provide further details about the number of casualties or their names or units but said the post was assembling its casualty team. Units from the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team and battalions of the 10th Special Forces Group were operating in Iraq, as well as national units that assemble at Fort Carson before going overseas. Fort Carson has...
  • Fort Carson Supports Families of Deployed Soldiers

    10/16/2003 12:35:39 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 9 replies · 239+ views
    DoD - American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct. 16, 2003 | Donna Miles
    Fort Carson Supports Families of Deployed Soldiers By Donna MilesAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2003 - When Bree Anderson's husband deployed to Iraq in April, much of her family assumed she would come home to Arizona to await his return. But Anderson, wife of Army 1st Lt. Andrew Anderson from the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, chose to remain at Fort Carson, Colo., with other spouses of deployed troops. "It's much better for me to stay in the Army community with other people who are going through the same thing," she said. "This is where the information is,...
  • Former POW Learns Value of Military Training

    10/08/2003 11:33:39 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 25 replies · 282+ views
    DoD - American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct. 8, 2003 | Donna Miles
    Former POW Learns Value of Military Training By Donna MilesAmerican Forces Press Service FORT CARSON, Colo., Oct. 8, 2003 - Just 10 months after he went off to Army basic training at Fort Sill, Okla., in May 2002, U.S. Army Pfc. Patrick Miller got a first-hand lesson in the true value of military training. Like many of his fellow soldiers, Miller acknowledges he never thought he'd have much use for the classes he received about being captured by the enemy. As a combat support soldier assigned to the 507th Maintenance Company at Fort Bliss, Texas, he assumed that if...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld - Ft. Carson Town Hall Meeting

    10/07/2003 6:01:11 PM PDT · by Hipixs · 12 replies · 408+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 10/7/03 | Rumsfeld
    (Town Hall Meeting at Ft. Carson, Co.) SEC. RUMSFELD: (Applause.) Thank you very much. Good to see you all. Appreciate that. Please be seated. General Wilson, thank you so very much. General Lord, it's nice to see you here. Colonel Rusty. I guess Mayor Rivera may be here. Where are you? MAYOR LIONEL RIVERA (Colorado Springs, Colorado): Right here. SEC. RUMSFELD: There you are. Good to see you. I understand there's some good neighbors here, too, who help out with these folks, and we do appreciate that a great deal. I know this community gives wonderful support to the...
  • Rumsfeld Thanks Troops, Likens Them to American Western Legend

    10/07/2003 6:53:58 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 13 replies · 236+ views
    DoD - American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct. 7, 2003 | Donna Miles
    Rumsfeld Thanks Troops, Likens Them to American Western Legend By Donna MilesAmerican Forces Press Service FORT CARSON, Colo., Oct. 7, 2003 - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld thanked troops here today for following in the footsteps of Christopher "Kit" Carson, the celebrated hero of the American West for whom this post is named. Rumsfeld told a group of representatives of the 7th Infantry Division, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division's 3rd Brigade, 43rd Area Support Group and 10th Special Forces Group and their families that they exhibit the same "bold, courageous and innovative" traits of Carson. Secretary of...