Fort Carson Trains for Large-Scale Conflict, Innovates with Small Drones

Sign welcomes visitors to Fort Carson, Colorado

As troops used Apache helicopters, artillery and rockets to attack fictional armored personnel carriers at Fort Carson on Monday, a small drone buzzed in front of the crowd — a symbol of battlefield innovation. The exercise focused on large-scale combat, bringing together firepower from across military branches, and represented the culmination of seven days of […]

2 Fort Carson Soldiers Injured in Second Apache Helicopter Crash in 48 Hours

AH-64 Apache helicopter flies over Fort Carson

Two soldiers were hospitalized with minor injuries after their AH-64 Apache helicopter went down Wednesday evening during a routine training exercise out of Fort Carson, Colorado, base officials confirmed Thursday. The crash is the second in just 48 hours involving an Army Apache; the airframe has seen several other incidents over the last year that […]

Firefighters Contain 1 of 3 Wildfires at Fort Carson, Air Force Academy

Firefighters from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Fort Carson and the Colorado Springs Fire Department dump water from air assets in their fight against the West Monument Creek Fire on the U.S. Air Force Academy.

One of three fires burning on U.S. military installations near Colorado Springs is fully contained, and the other two are 75% contained, according to Tuesday morning updates from Fort Carson army post and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Fort Carson reported two wildfires on training ranges: one that started Sunday and burned about 700 acres […]

Fort Carson Soldier’s Murder Unsolved Almost a Year Later

folded flag

Family, friends and hundreds of strangers lined a Michigan highway last year to welcome home Fort Carson Spc. Braden Peltier, as he made his way from Detroit to West Branch, Mich., for the final time after he was fatally shot in Colorado Springs. Many residents gathered on overpasses with flags to honor the soldier. The […]

Fort Carson Soldier Found Not Guilty in Gang Rape Case

Law books and gavels

A military judge decided Thursday a Fort Carson soldier was not guilty of rape or a weapons charge stemming from an encounter during May 2021. A civilian woman had accused Pvt. 1st Class Stedman Bell and two other Fort Carson soldiers of sexually assaulting her at a home off base. Bell was the second one […]

Cavalry Soldiers at Fort Carson Can’t See Doctors in the Early Morning Under New Rules

Lt. Col. Andrew Boyd

Editor’s note: This article was updated to include information on early morning hours for behavior health care at Fort Carson, and a statement from the 4th Infantry Division that was received after initial publication. An armor officer at Fort Carson, Colorado, this week issued a new set of policies to his formation effectively banning soldiers […]