Some of the 1,400 soldiers being sent to Liberia to help fight the spread of Ebola could come from Colorado’s Fort Carson.
A U.S. aviator who was shot down over Germany during World War II will be buried with full military honors at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, after his remains were recovered in 2008 and later identified using DNA.
The service academy football teams prepared Wednesday for games that might not be played, while military and school officials considered ways to avoid postponements caused by the partial government shutdown.
Army, Navy and Air Force might be forced to skip their football games next weekend because of the partial government shutdown.
The Defense Department says a 24-year-old from Colorado Springs is among three soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
The Pentagon says a 29-year-old Fort Carson soldier died after his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.
The Defense Department says Marine Cpl. David M. Sonka of Parker was killed during combat operations in Afghanistan. Sonka is the second Colorado serviceman killed in two days.
Fort Carson might have to curtail training for soldiers who aren’t getting ready to deploy if mandatory spending cuts take effect next week, a senior spokesman at the post said Friday.
Fort Carson says about 3,000 civilians employed by the Army post could potentially face unpaid furloughs, if automatic government spending cuts kick in March 1.
The Defense Department has awarded a $7.2 million contract to Raytheon Co. in Aurora for work on the Global Positioning System.