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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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Update: CIA Says 7 Employees Were Killed In Afghanistan

Updated: 12/31/2009 - The Taliban are claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing at a base in eastern Afghanistan that killed eight American civilians. The CIA has announced 7 of the dead were employees of the agency.

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Free Holiday Meal For Military Cooked By Culinary Students

Updated: 12/26/2009 - Christmas is known as a time to spend with friends and family. But the students at Paragon Culinary School in Colorado Springs opened the doors of the school and the kitchen on Christmas Day to strangers in the hopes of making the holiday a little brighter with a free meal.

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Wife Nominates Sgt Morgan Weaver As Colorado Hero

Posted: 12/22/2009 - Sgt Morgan Weaver is stationed at Fort Carson and currently deployed to Afghanistan with the 2-12 Infantry Division. His wife, Brittney Weaver, says he's her hero and KKTV agrees; he's a Colorado Hero!

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Wife Nominates Wounded Warrior As Colorado Hero

Posted: 12/21/2009 - CPT Quitman Lockley is now retired from the Army as a Wounded Warrior. His wife, Brandy Lockley, says he's her hero and KKTV agrees; he's a Colorado Hero!

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Police Arrest Alleged AWOL Soldier

Updated: 12/17/2009 - Colorado Springs police tell 11 News they detained an alleged AWOL Fort Carson soldier after a brief standoff at a home on Silkwood Drive in Colorado Springs.

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Wife Nominates Major Jon Castro As Colorado Hero

Updated: 12/15/2009 - Major Johannes (Jon) Castro is currently serving in the 4th BCT, 4th Infantry Division in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. His wife, Marla G. Castro, says he's her hero and KKTV agrees, he's a Colorado Hero!

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Report: Japan Delays Decision on Future of US Base

Posted: 12/14/2009 - Media reports say Japan has delayed until next year a decision on the relocation of a major US military base on Okinawa at the center of a growing row between Tokyo and Washington.

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Autopsy Inconclusive On Ft. Carson Soldier Found Dead At Home

Updated: 12/16/2009 - Christopher Westbrook, 25, was found dead by his girlfriend Monday afternoon in his apartment. Tuesday, the El Paso County Coroner tells 11 News the autopsy is complete but the results are inconclusive. More tests will need to be done to determine the exact cause of death.

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Wife Nominates SPC Antonio D. Cruz As Colorado Hero

Updated: 12/14/2009 - SPC Cruz is a soldier in the 1-9 Field Artillery/3-1 Reconnaissance Unit, currently stationed in Mosul, Iraq. His wife Ashley says he'll be home at the end of the year 2010 and he's her Colorado Hero.

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Soldier's Wife Remembers Hero

Updated: 12/07/2009 - A soldier's wife says he joined to Army to make his children proud. Sergeant Kenneth Nichols was killed less than a week ago in Afghanistan. He was part of the 4th Brigade Combat Team.

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