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Both Fort Carson and Peterson Air Force Base have sent military personnel to the Air Force Academy to help fight the Waldo Canyon fire.   Carson sent engineer units to Highway 24 and has now shifted its focus to building firebreaks around areas of the Air Force Academy.   Army help includes 21 soldiers operating… Continue Reading Carson, Peterson assist in fighting Waldo Canyon fire

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Wing Zone restaurant will open Monday in Fort Carson’s mini-mall. The sit-down restaurant offers 17 buffalo chicken wing flavors and will serve draft beer. Wing Zone CEO and founder Matt Friedman has partnered with the Army & Air Force Exchange Services to open Wing Zone restaurants on four military bases.  The company has plans to… Continue Reading Wing Zone to open restaurant on Fort Carson

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The U.S. Army has agreed to restrict helicopter training flights over southeastern Colorado after residents complained about low-altitude training flights. A Fort Carson spokesman said Tuesday the helicopters will stay within the boundaries of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site. Helicopters must maintain higher altitudes outside the designated flying area. Pilots are being required to stay… Continue Reading Fort Carson agrees to restrict chopper flights

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The Defense Department has awarded a contract worth $9.9 million for construction of a new brigade headquarters at Fort Carson. The contract was awarded to Komada LLC of Colorado Springs. The project is expected to be finished by late July 2013. No other information was immediately available. The contract was announced last week.

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Helicopters to train at Fort Carson till mid-May

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Residents in the Fort Carson area can expect to see and hear more helicopters when Army aviators from Fort Campbell, Ky., conduct high-altitude training in Colorado this spring. The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade’s training will take place from Thursday until mid-May. Aviators will fly Blackhawk, Apache and Chinook helicopters. Fort Carson officials say they and… Continue Reading Helicopters to train at Fort Carson till mid-May

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Fort Carson opens new training facility

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Fort Carson is opening its new Training Support Center facility this week, according to post officials. The facility will house more than 500 training devices to help soliders conduct and become certified in a wide variety of military skills – including how to provide first aid in a combat situation and how to identify and… Continue Reading Fort Carson opens new training facility

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Army approves public gun range

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The U.S. Army and El Paso County commissioners are giving enthusiastic support to a public outdoor shooting range at Fort Carson. Fort Carson Garrison Commander Col. Robert McLaughlin told county commissioners on Tuesday the gun range will improve community relations. The county has been searching for a solution for public shooting for more than two… Continue Reading Army approves public gun range

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The Navy Federal Credit Union will open its newest branch at 6916 Mesa Ridge Parkway, close to Fort Carson. The credit union is set to open Monday, and will serve the 66,500 Department of Defense personnel and their families, according to a press release about the opening. Navy Federal will be housed in a 2,450-square-foot… Continue Reading Navy Federal opens second Springs branch near Fort Carson

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Army considering name change for Pinon Canyon

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Fort Carson officials say they are considering changing the name of the PinonCanyon Maneuver Site to Fort Carson South. Fort Carson spokeswoman Dee McNutt says the name change would make it clear that Pinon Canyon is closely linked to Fort Carson and its role in training soldiers. But opponents believe it’s another attempt to expand… Continue Reading Army considering name change for Pinon Canyon

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Fort Carson finishes buffer zone purchase

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Fort Carson officials finalized plans for conservation easements on more than 7,000 acres of land bordering the Army post’s southern and southeastern boundaries. The final easement completes a nine-year process to development conservation easements on the 22,292 acres of land through the Army’s compatible use buffer program. The acquisition process was accomplished by The Nature… Continue Reading Fort Carson finishes buffer zone purchase

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