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.
Female veterans in Denver are reacting with enthusiasm to the announcement of one of the biggest policy changes in U.S. military history.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who oversaw a moratorium on offshore drilling after the BP oil spill and promoted alternative energy sources throughout the nation, will step down in March.
Officials with the U.S.-led military coalition say an American doctor abducted by the Taliban has been rescued in eastern Afghanistan.
The military has placed helicopters and rescue teams on alert and dispatched medical planners to help cope with the damage from a superstorm on the East Coast.
Nine years after a sexual assault scandal at the Air Force Academy sent shockwaves across the military, the Defense Department last month announced a spike in reported assaults at the school – and days later the Air Force filed sex-crime charges against three cadets.
Budget cuts and the winding down of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will have long-term ramifications for the large Army and Air Force presence in Colorado as details of a new defense strategy become public in coming weeks.
Army Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr. has been nominated to be the new commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Northern Command.