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5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

USA Discounters hooks some service members with credit before springing the debt trap

Money was tight, and neither Aguirre, 21, nor his wife had much credit history as they settled into life at Fort Carson in Colorado in 2010.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Virginia Beach, VA

9 hrs ago | ProPublica

Thank You for Your Service: How One Company Sues Soldiers Worldwide

With stores near military bases across the country, the retailer USA Discounters offers easy credit to service members.


Related Topix: Virginia, US Military, US Army, Virginia Beach, VA, Norfolk, VA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Frustrations of waiting weeks for returning soldiers dissipates with Fort Carson homecoming

Arriving in white, unmarked buses, the 355 soldiers were escorted by Fort Carson Fire Department trucks to a parking lot.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Carson, CO, Scott Air Force Base, US Air Force

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Air Force issues plan to cut 275 workers at Space Command

A Pentagon budget-cutting plan will eliminate 275 military and civilian jobs at Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs and cut another 3,225 jobs from Air Force headquarters nationwide.


Related Topix: US Military, Peterson Air Force Base, US Air Force, US News, Colorado Springs, CO, US Army, Fort Carson, CO

Mon Jul 14, 2014


Arrowhead couple recommits to the Army together

Choosing to serve your nation is an honor and a privilege for many, although it is not without its hardships, such as long hours, deployments to faraway places, and time away from loved ones.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Yakima Training Center, Fort Carson, CO

Colorado Springs Independent

Two Carson aviation officials suspended

Not much is known about an investigation of the command team for 1st Batallion, 25th Aviation regiment, as reported last week by Army Times .


Related Topix: US Army, US Military, Fort Carson, CO

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Gilmer Mirror

Young soldier gives all for his country

The thunder of motorcycle engines followed by muddied up trucks - one which read "PFC Aaron S. Toppen, I Drive Your Truck" seemed to make a solitary horse being lead along without a rider, a banner behind carried by one of the Patriot Riders to bear his name, and one more to say "Thank you" to a heartbroken community from a family who could never ... (more)


Related Topix: Mokena, IL, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Frankfort, IL, US Military, US Army, US Air Force, Dover Air Force Base

American Thinker

Militarize Our Border? O'Reilly, Here's Your Plan

Bill O'Reilly almost nightly calls for the militarization of our southern border, but he never has any guests to explain how this could be done.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Huachuca, US Army, Fort Bliss, Camp Pendleton, Fort Hood, Fort Bliss, TX

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Colorado Springs Business Journal

Let's not overreact to potential Army cuts

Underneath, another line lured readers to a story in the Business section with this dire message: "Ripple effect - Maximum cuts would mean $1 billion in lost wages to the local economy, which would hurt many businesses, officials warn."


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Colorado Springs, CO, Fort Carson, CO, US Air Force

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Army Times

Apache battalion leaders suspended, under investigation

Lt. Col. Tammy Baugh and Command Sgt. Maj. Derrick Merriwether have been suspended from their leadership roles at 1st Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, pending the outcome of an investigation.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Eustis, US Army, Hunter Army Airfield, Fort Hood, Fort Bliss, Fort Carson, CO

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Denver Post

Fort Carson civilian employee arrested in terror threat

A former Fort Carson civilian employee who boasted of being a domestic terrorist in text messages has been charged with making terrorist threats, including vowing to turn the Army base into "Fort Columbine."


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Carson, CO, Startups, Facebook, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Stars and Stripes

As marijuana law changes, DOD officials in Washington state stand pat

Working beneath 1,000-watt bulbs, Mark Arnold, assistant grower for pot producer AuricAG in Seattle, cuts the center hearts off the lower branches of the marijuana plants to increase growth to the buds.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Washington, Department of Defense, US News, Drug Testing, US Military, US Army

Sun Jul 06, 2014

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

2 homecomings Saturday as 158 soldiers return to Fort Carson

People who organize soldier homecomings at Fort Carson said it had never happened until Friday night -- a returning soldier proposed to his girlfriend during the ceremony.


Related Topix: US Army, US Military, Fort Carson, CO

Mon Jun 30, 2014


Service with US mounted unit leads to veterinary career

He felt called to serve, but it wasn't until his tour with Colorado's Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard that Army 2nd Lieutenant Jeff Ullmer found a second calling: veterinary medicine.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Carson, CO, Colorado State University, Kansas State University

Sun Jun 29, 2014

The Gazette

Job growth not keeping up with population increase in Colorado Springs

Lee Reynolds, who retired from the Army in 2010 after spending the final part of his service in Fort Carson, laughs with Trisha Boudreau while she belays a friend during a rock climbing session at Garden of the Gods Friday, May 30, 2014.


Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO, US Military, US Army, Fort Carson, CO, Colorado, El Paso County, CO

Fri Jun 27, 2014

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Possible cuts for Fort Carson

The Pentagon lays out its worst case scenario for Fort Carson, but a Colorado congressman says people in the Pikes Peak region don't have to worry about the Mountain Post losing too many soldiers or civilian workers.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Carson, CO, Colorado Springs, CO

Thu Jun 26, 2014

The Times-Picayune

Soldier and his bomb-sniffing dog reunited after years apart

For the past two and a half years, Army Staff Sgt. James Harrington tried to keep track of his former partner, who had gotten him through many hairy situations during tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, US National Guard, US Marine Corps, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Air Force, Lackland Air Force Base


Fort Carson Could Lose Thousands Of Soldiers Under Budget Cut Proposal

As the Army mulls over options regarding pending cuts to Pentagon spending, an emerging doomsday scenario could see Fort Carson take a massive hit.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Carson, CO, Colorado Springs, CO

Bellingham Herald

Fort Carson honors 2 killed in friendly fire

Pamela Toppen, the mother of U.S. Army Pvt. Aaron Toppen, holds an American flag at the graveside funeral service for her son at St. Johns Cemetery Tuesday June 24, 2014, in Mokina, Ill.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, World News, Asia, Afghanistan