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Ft. Carson Honors Mountain Post Volunteers

Updated: 05/13/2009 - In the past year, Ft. Carson officials say they were able to save more than $2 million in services, thanks to thousands of volunteers. Wednesday, the Mountain Post honored those volunteers during a luncheon.

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Background Of Colorado Veterans' Advocate In Question

Updated: 05/13/2009 - A Colorado veteran's group reports a person in a leadership role with the group has been lying about his military history. The FBI is investigating possible cases of fraud against him.

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House Takes On Waste In Weapons Purchases

Posted: 05/13/2009 - Tackling a perennial problem, the House has passed legislation to overhaul a Defense Department weapons acquisition process plagued by cost overruns and delays.

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Local Heroes Share War Stories

Updated: 05/15/2009 - Three Ft. Carson soldiers were honored Thursday for putting their courage into action when they encountered enemy fire in Iraq.

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Tillman's Parents Want General's Record Reviewed

Posted: 05/12/2009 - The parents of slain NFL star Pat Tillman say senators should scrutinize a general's role in mischaracterizing their son's death before putting him in charge of military operations in Afghanistan.

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Five Killed At Iraq Clinic Remembered

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Two military men described as dedicated caregivers to soldiers under stress were among the five people shot to death at a military counseling clinic in Baghdad Monday.

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AFA Grad Tickets Gone

Updated: 05/15/2009 - Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to be this year’s commencement speaker.

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Colorado Air National Guard F-16s Leave for Iraq

Posted: 05/12/2009 - The jets from the 140th Wing took off at about 1 a.m. Tuesday for the first leg of the trip, a 10-hour flight to Spain. Total flying time to Iraq is about 20 hours.

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9 Fort Carson Soldiers Back On American Soil

Posted: 05/11/2009 - It was an emotional homecoming ceremony at the Fort Carson Special Events Center Tuesday for nine soldiers and their families. The soldiers, from the 152nd Movement Control Team, returned to the Mountain Post to tears and hugs from family and friends.

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Obama Shocked By Shooting on Iraqi Base

Posted: 05/11/2009 - The White House says President Barack Obama is shocked by news that a U.S. soldier opened fire at a counseling center, killing five fellow soldiers.

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Official: US To Replace Top General in Afghanistan

Posted: 05/11/2009 - The Associated Press has learned that Gen. David McKiernan will step down. Military officials who spoke on condition of anonymity say he will be replaced by Gen. Stanley McCrystal.

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Soldier Shoots and Kills 5 U.S. Soliders in Baghdad

Updated: 05/11/2009 - UPDATE: The officials say the shootings happened on Camp Liberty at a stress clinic, where troops can go for help with the stresses of combat or stress from personal issues.

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Afghans Blame U.S. For Many Aerial Bombing Deaths

Updated: 10/08/2009 - The U.S. military does not contest that civilians died but called "extremely over-exaggerated" a report by an Afghan official that as many as 147 were killed.

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Soldiers To Get More Time at Home Between Deployments

Updated: 05/08/2009 - For our military families, time seems to pass more quickly, when they know they have another deployment looming. The Army's top commander is now indicating that our soldiers will get more time at home between assignments.

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Thermal Imager May Reveal A Lie

Posted: 05/07/2009 - Researchers are working on a thermal imager that one day might be used to detect liars at a government checkpoint.

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MAFFS Teams Gear Up For Fire Season

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Volunteers from southern Colorado are anticipating a busy fire season, and gearing up for it in Tucson, Arizona. This year the 302nd Airlift Wing will have new Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) technology working for them.

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