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Fort Carson community forum on Thursday

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The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments will host a Fort Carson Community Partnership Forum. The forum will provide an update on Fort Carson activities - including information on troop deployments – and the region’s response to Fort Carson growth. The community forum will be from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Antlers… Continue Reading Fort Carson community forum on Thursday

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Fort Carson’s 4th Engineer Battalion is getting a new commander. Lt. Col. Kevin Sanders Sr. will turn over command of the unit to Lt. Col. Bryan Green on Friday. Sanders led the battalion through an unusual deployment that took it first to Iraq and then directly to Afghanistan. Most units complete a deployment in one… Continue Reading Fort Carson engineer battalion gets new commander

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The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is visiting Fort Carson to meet with soldiers, including some recovering from combat injuries. Adm. Mike Mullen is scheduled to hold a question-and-answer session with soldiers at the post’s McMahon Theater today. He also plans to meet with soldiers from the Warrior Transition Unit, which works with… Continue Reading Chairman of Joint Chiefs to visit Fort Carson

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Army opens $8 million wounded warrior unit

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Fort Carson celebrated the opening of an $8-million, 13,000-square-foot, single-story Warriors in Transition facility yesterday. It is the first of its kind in the nation. Designed as a place for injured soldiers to heal and transition back into civilian life, its very design represents the Army’s new approach to dealing with injured military members. The new… Continue Reading Army opens $8 million wounded warrior unit

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Fort Carson is formally breaking ground on a new child-development center with activity areas for about 230 children from 6 weeks through 5 years old. The ceremony will be Thursday. Fort Carson says the building qualifies for silver certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED program of the U.S. Green Building… Continue Reading Fort Carson starts on child-development center

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A Fort Carson medic will receive a valor medal for treating injured soldiers and firing at the enemy even though she was wounded herself in a 2009 battle in Afghanistan. Cpl. Helen Ruhl of the 4th Infantry Division will receive the Bronze Star with Valor Device on Wednesday. Ruhl was medically evacuated to the U.S.… Continue Reading Fort Carson medic to receive Bronze Star for valor

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Fort Carson townhall today

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The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments is hosting the Fort Carson Community Partnership Town Hall from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. today, April 16, at the Doubletree Hotel, World Arena , 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. This event is free and open to the public. The Fort Carson Community Partnership Town Hall meeting will address: Fort Carson’s… Continue Reading Fort Carson townhall today

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A ranch near Fountain is the leading candidate for a new veterans cemetery in southern Colorado. In a statement today, Rep. Doug Lamborn says the Department of Veterans’ Affairs considers Kane Ranch the “leading potential site” out of several southern Colorado sites considered. The VA has initiated an environmental assessment and construction could begin in… Continue Reading El Paso site tops list for new veterans’ cemetery

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FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) – Soldiers at Fort Carson may have to start cutting the grass, hauling trash and taking on other chores because of a proposed 20 percent cut in the post’s operating budget. Army posts nationwide may see their budgets cut as the military tries to hold down non-war spending while escalating the… Continue Reading Carson braces for spending cuts

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About 4,500 troops from Fort Carson will be part of the 30,000 troops President Barack Obama plans to send to Afghanistan next year. That’s not very good news for the Colorado Springs economy that’s already hurting for sales tax revenue. “It’s certainly going to have an economic impact,” said UCCS finance professor Tom Zwirlein. “It’s just taking away… Continue Reading Added troops to Afghanistan means deployment of tax dollars

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