Military

Welcome Home Event for Vietnam War Veterans

FORT CARSON, Colo. — On June 10, just over fifty years since the first U.S. troops deployed to Vietnam, the Mountain Post will host a Welcome Home event for veterans of the Vietnam War.  The day-long event will begin at 10 a.m. at Iron Horse Park on post and will include veterans’ information booths, food…

Today is National Doughnut Day

Today is National Doughnut Day and in celebration participating Dunkin Donuts will be giving a free doughnut with the purchase of any beverage (except for those from the refrigerated case). National Doughnut Day was created to honor Salvation Army lassies who fried up doughnut treats for soldiers during World War I.    Learn how you can help…

Memorial Day is on Monday

Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of May in remembrance of soldiers who have died while serving in the military.   Many families visit cemeteries and clean the grave site, place flowers and flags at the headstone.  Many families visit memorials on Memorial Day to honor those who have died serving in the military.  In Arlington…

6th Annual Small Business Veterans Conference to be Held

The Small Business Administration and Small Business Develpment Center will be holding its 6th Annual Small Business Verterans Conference.  The purpose of the Veterans conference is to ensure that Veteran businesses successfully start, grow and prosper in Colorado. To help reach this goal, there will be a 2-day event full of speakers, classes, counseling, resources,…

Osama Bid Laden Dead

President Obama addresses the Nation to announce that the United States has killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda.

Active Duty Mility Ride Free

In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, Mountain Metropolitan Transit is offering active duty military free rides on its fixed-route city buses. This military appreciation program will last for the entire month of May and includes all active duty U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves. To ride free, active…

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden coming to Fountain

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will host a science competition at Fountain-Fort Carson High School today at 10:15 am where military children make up almost half of the student body.  The science contest is in conjunction with the National Math and Science Initiative.  Joining in this challenge of kids versus parents will be…