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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 · 31 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.