Military

Colorado Springs and Fountain Memorial Day Events

Evergreen Cemetery located at 1005 Hancock Expressway will host its annual Memorial Day Celebration.  The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. with the U.S. Cavalry Buffalo s Soldiers.  At 12 p.m. there will be a balloon release to remember all those who have passed before us at the Historic Chapel.  This event is free and open…

Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex Opens at Fort Carson

FORT CARSON, Colo. – The Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex opens to the public Jan 23 at 1:30 p.m. The public opening will be proceeded by an invitation only” ribbon-shooting” ceremony at 11 a.m. The shooting complex, which is the largest outdoor shooting range in the State of Colorado, is a joint project between Fort Carson,…

Homeless Veterans Need Your Help

At Crawford House we need a small volunteer force of about 20 people for a few hours who can help organize the pantry, clean a little, and or paint a room on January 19, 2013. Crawford House (415 S. Weber) is a program providing safe emergency housing for veterans who are homeless and receiving mental health…

National Day of Service in El Paso County

On this National Day of Service members of the community are assembling CARE packages for our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines in Afghanistan to show our military personnel they are remembered back home.  Items needed are: body wash, liquid soap, facial cleanser hair gel combs, brushes, bobby pins (in original packaging please) deodorant (travel size) shaving…

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Celebrates the Military!

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is extending its celebration of military personnel and their families this year again for a full week. During Military Appreciation Week, Monday, September 10 – Sunday, September 16, 2012, all active duty/retired military members and their families receive zoo admission for just $5.25 per person, a discount of up to $6.00 off…

Fountain Valley 5K for the Fallen

The 4th annual Fountain Valley 5k for the Fallen will be held on Saturday, September 1st, at the Guy Barickman Stadium at Fountain Fort Carson High School. The run starts at 8 am and is $25 for adults, and $15 for kids. Not only does the run honor the fallen and those left behind, but…

Free Admission to Sky Sox Game for Military

Sky Sox Military Appreciation Night is on Wednesday, August 29th at Sky Sox stadium.  Get your free tickets at Fort Carson MWR/ITR offices in the Outdoor Recreation Complex Bldg 2429 at the corner of Specker and Wetzel Ave (719) 526-5366  or at ITT at Peterson Air Force Base in Building 640 (719) 556-1760.  Tickets must be picked up…

American Hero’s Day at Colorado State Fair

Colorado State Fair Military Appreciation Day is now called American Hero’s Day. American Hero’s Day will take place on Sunday August 26th, 2012. All military personnel and emergency responders will proof of affiliation may take advantage of $5 gate admission on this day. Rodeo tickets will also be available for $5 with gate admission included.

National Doughnut Day: Free Doughnuts at Dunkin Donuts on June 1, 2012

Celebrate National Doughnut Day with a Free doughnut at participating Dunkin Donuts.  On Friday, June 1 get one Free doughnut with any beverage purchase.  In the Denver area get a complimentary treat from Krispy Kreme.  No purchase necessary.  La Mars Donuts nationwide will also offer one free donut to each guest with no purchase necessary.  National…

New Fort Carson Commissary Opens May 9th

Fort Carson’s new Commissary Opens on May 9, 2012.  The community is invited to attend the 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony. Doors to the $18.7 million modern facility will open immediately following. The new Fort Carson Commissary is nearly 50 percent larger than the one it’s replacing, and it has something inside for every type of commissary shopper,…