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Wounded Warrior: A Story of Survival

Updated: 01/29/2010 - A Colorado Springs soldier was not expected to survive a critical injury he suffered in Iraq. His recovery was nothing short of miraculous. His family tells 11 News it is a testament to the power of hope.

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Colorado Soldier Invited To State Of The Union

Posted: 01/26/2010 - Army Specialist Scott Vycital was invited to hear President Barack Obama's address. The 34-year-old was hit in the head by a bullet in Mahmudya, Iraq in 2004.

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Vets Suffering PTSD Could See Benefits Upgrade

Posted: 01/25/2010 - Acting under a legal settlement, the Pentagon will move quickly to review records of thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans discharged with post-traumatic stress disorder to determine whether they were improperly denied benefits.

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PTSD: Helping Our Soldiers At Home

Posted: 01/21/2010 - Church members, military chaplains, even health specialists sat in on a combat stress seminar at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Colorado Springs Thursday. The goal was to get the message out that combat stress is a growing problem within the community we all live.

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AFA Cadets Test Launch Future DOD Rocket

Updated: 01/15/2010 - It was back in November when senior AFA cadets test launched the FalconLaunch 6 rocket. It exploded at ignition. Friday, a new and hopefully improved FalconLaunch-8 was ready for a test run.

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Pentagon Finds Mistakes By Officers Over Hasan

Posted: 01/15/2010 - An internal investigation into the Fort Hood base massacre has found that several medical officers failed to use "appropriate judgment and standards of officership" when conducting performance reviews of the alleged shooter.

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Colorado Springs Soldier Injured in Action

Updated: 01/15/2010 - Two months into his first deployment, a soldier from Colorado Springs is now among the thousands wounded in action in Iraq. His young family is counting down the days until they can see him again.

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Ft. Carson Remembers Fallen Heroes

Updated: 01/14/2010 - The Mountain Post has celebrated the lives of three brave soldiers, who died in combat. All three men were killed last year in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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Fort Carson Will Cut $20 Million In Spending

Updated: 01/13/2010 - They protect our freedoms, but they're not immune to the economic downfall. Fort Carson community is facing a difficult year ahead as the military post is being forced to cut their budget by 20 percent.

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War Vets Honored at Luncheon

Updated: 01/12/2010 - Veterans from World War II and the Korean War were honored Tuesday at a luncheon at the Peak Grill in Colorado Springs. The vets swapped pictures and stories of combat from decades ago with others.

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AP Exclusive: Obama Wants $33 Billion More For War

Posted: 01/13/2010 - The Obama administration plans to ask Congress for an additional $33 billion to fight unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, on top of a record request for $708 billion for the Defense Department next year, The Associated Press has learned.

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Girlfriend of Fallen Fort Carson Soldier Shares Her Memories

Updated: 01/06/2010 - The Mountain Post is mourning the loss of three brave soldiers killed in Afghanistan on Sunday. The fallen heroes from southern Colorado are 24-year-old Sgt. Joshua Lengstorf, 19-year-old Private John Dion and 24-year-old Specialist Brian Bowman.

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Three Fort Carson Soldiers Die In Afghan Battle

Updated: 01/06/2010 - KKTV 11 News has confirmed that Specialist Brian Bowman, Sergeant Josh Lengstorf and Private John P. Dion were killed in a weekend battle in Afghanistan. They were all part of 1-12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson.

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Soldiers Are Welcomed Home

Posted: 01/04/2010 - It was a big night for a small group of Fort Carson soldiers who have been deployed for a year. About a dozen soldiers from the 223rd Medical Detachment, 10th Combat Support Hospital were welcomed home at Fort Carson on Sunday night.

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AP Sources: Suicide Bomber Invited On Base

Posted: 12/31/2009 - The Associated Press has learned that the suicide bomber who killed seven CIA employees at a remote outpost in southeastern Afghanistan had been invited onto the base and was not searched.

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US troop deaths soared in Afghanistan in 2009

Posted: 12/31/2009 - An Associated Press tally shows 304 American service members had died as of Dec. 30, up from 151 in 2008. The count does not include eight U.S. civilians killed by a suicide bomber yesterday.

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