Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced on Monday that the military will extend some benefits to same-sex partners. But the list of 22 items could take as long as eight months to implement at bases across the country, including Fort Carson Army Post south of Colorado Springs.
Senior leaders from Fort Carson Army Post and administrators from Colorado’s colleges and universities are meeting today to discuss educational opportunities for wounded soldiers, and those preparing to leave the military.
It’s unclear how a new defense strategy and cuts outlined by President Barack Obama will affect 27,000 soldiers at Fort Carson Army Post outside of Colorado Springs. Details are expected in the coming weeks about how the changes will impact Colorado.