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Fort Carson debunks martial law social media rumor

By Tom Roeder The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Fort Carson officials didn't take long to blast big holes in a phony memo circulating on the internet that claims its troops are getting ready to enforce martial law. Conspiracy theorists have long linked the post to easily debunked plots to separate Americans from their freedoms, and the latest involves an alleged memo from the post's 4th Infantry Division ordering troops to train for a military takeover of law enforcement starting next month. ... More

Fort Hood opens up post housing to non-military affiliated renters

By Sean Collins Walsh ?Austin American-Statesman KILLEEN, Texas — Rents start at $995 per month. The schools are good. And the neighborhood is safe -- after all, it's on one of the largest U.S. military installations in the world. In the mornings, residents driving along Tank Destroyer Boulevard or Hell on Wheels Avenue will see "TROOP CROSSING" signs and might come across columns of jogging soldiers. In the evenings, they'll be serenaded by taps playing from loudspeakers, plus the o ... More

Teen spends Make-A-Wish day with Fort Drum soldiers

By Gordon Block Watertown Daily Times, N.Y. FORT DRUM — Riding in a Humvee with soldiers. Going over a rappelling wall. Sitting in the cockpit of an Army helicopter. It was a meaningful day for Anthony "A.J." Plyter, getting a taste of the military life that may have been taken out of his reach. "It was a lot of fun," he said. "They made me feel like I had been doing it forever." Anthony, 16, of Williamson, about 30 minutes from Rochester, was able to spend the day ... More