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Top Military Officials: Gay Ban Should Be Lifted

Updated: 02/02/2010 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates has tapped his chief legal adviser and a four-star Army general to lead a landmark study on how the military would lift its ban on openly gay service members.

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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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