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Marines To Be First Wave In New Afghanistan Plan

Posted: 12/01/2009 - Gibbs says, "We're going to accelerate going after al-Qaida and its extremist allies." He says the troops also "will accelerate the training of an Afghan national security force, a police and an army."

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Official: Afghan Buildup Involves 30,000 Troops

Updated: 12/01/2009 - A senior administration official tells The Associated Press that President Barack Obama is sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan to be deployed over six months.

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Military Divorces Edge Up Again

Posted: 11/27/2009 - The divorce rate in the armed forces increased slightly again in the past year as military marriages continued to bear the stress of the nation's ninth year at war.

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US Army, Salvation Army Team Up For Thanksgiving

Updated: 11/26/2009 - Click on the FULL STORY to find out where you can go to get a free Thanksgiving Feast courtesy of The Salvation Army and Ft. Carson volunteers. The meals are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

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Obama Expects Support For More Afghanistan Troops

Posted: 11/25/2009 - With polls indicating that a majority of Americans oppose the war in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama is preparing to make the case for additional U.S. troops there.

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Obama Calls Security Meeting on Afghanistan

Posted: 11/23/2009 - President Obama met with his war council again to discuss the road ahead in Afghanistan Monday night. The President's decision is not expected before next week.

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IED Riddle Tougher In Afghanistan

Posted: 11/23/2009 - A senior Pentagon official says that preventing roadside bombs from killing troops has proven to be tougher in Afghanistan than in Iraq because of the austere conditions there.

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Pentagon: Fort Hood Review Due January 15

Posted: 11/23/2009 - The Pentagon says its review of personnel, health and other policies in light of the Fort Hood massacre will be completed by January 15th.

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Obama Calls Security Meeting On Afghanistan

Posted: 11/23/2009 - President Barack Obama is calling his war council together as he moves toward a decision on whether to add more U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

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Military to Pay for Stop Loss Service

Updated: 07/19/2012 - Thousands of families in southern Colorado know what it Is like to have a loved one in uniform directly in the line of fire. Some of those servicemen and women had no choice but to stay in longer than they agreed following orders under the military stop loss policy.

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Senate Passes Benefits For Vets' Caregivers

Posted: 11/19/2009 - The Senate has unanimously passed legislation that would provide monthly stipends and medical benefits to family members who stay home to care for severely injured veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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