Parents may participate in state assessments discussion

Parents may participate in state assessments discussion

Parents of military-connected children in the Colorado Springs area can join other concerned parents to learn more about whether their students are on track to be successful in college and their careers, according to a news release issued by the Military Child Education Coalition, which added the conversation will also focus on issues facing military-connected and highly […]

NORAD: Back to the mountain

Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station once was crucial to American nuclear strategy. Featured in a dozen movies (Fail Safe, Dr. Strangelove, WarGames and more), and closed for years to all but “essential personnel,” the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Combat Operations Center under the mountain was the epicenter of the Cold War, the point […]

NORAD bolsters Cheyenne Mountain for added protection

NORAD bolsters Cheyenne Mountain for added protection

Adm. William Gortney, commander of the U.S. Northern Command and NORAD, announced that certain significant communications assets are being moved into Cheyenne Mountain in order to protect them from electromagnetic pulse attacks. “There is a lot of movement to put capability into Cheyenne Mountain and to be able to communicate in there,” Gortney said during a […]

Soldiers to help restore Flying W land

Soldiers to help restore Flying W land

Fort Carson’s 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team will volunteer with the Flying W Ranch to help restore the land there after the Waldo Canyon fire. Work will be on the Flying W Ranch property, but will help to protect the community that lies directly below the ranch by stabilizing the hillside. Volunteer soldiers will be […]

Academy research awards ceremony today

Academy research awards ceremony today

Work to create a nuclear physics curriculum at the U.S. Air Force Academy, developing a new engine design, delving into spacecraft docking techniques at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and investigating the cost savings from sustainable buildings are some of the projects that will be highlighted during the 19th annual Research Awards at the Air […]

Exelis, Harris sign acquisition agreement

Exelis, Harris sign acquisition agreement

Melbourne, Florida-based Harris Corp. and information technology company and defense contractor rival Exelis Inc. have signed an acquisition agreement last week. The sale will amount to about $4.75 billion when complete, probably mid-year, said B.J. Talley, Exelis director of corporate communications. Together, Exelis and Harris generated a combined $8 billion in revenue last year. The Exelis Mission […]

Crowds gather to support Carson

Crowds gather to support Carson

Hundreds of people from across Colorado gathered Tuesday afternoon at Centennial Hall in Colorado Springs to show support for the Fort Carson Army post, which faces a potential cut of up to 16,000 soldiers — two-thirds of the Mountain Post’s personnel — by 2020. The Keep Carson Strong event was hosted by a partnership between […]

Priority: Help Fort Carson avoid cuts

Priority: Help Fort Carson avoid cuts

For Colorado Springs’ military presence in general, and Fort Carson in particular, 2015 already is shaping up to be a pivotal year. At some point, the Department of Defense plans to announce a decision that — in the worst-case scenario — could mean a loss of as many as 16,000 Fort Carson personnel by 2020, […]

VA: New clinic handles current load

VA: New clinic handles current load

Nearly a half-year has passed since two regional Veterans Health Administration clinics consolidated and moved into a gleaming new, single 76,000-square-foot facility. Located just off Fillmore Street on Centennial Boulevard, the U.S. Veterans Affairs-leased clinic provides services annually to more than 17,000 of the 22,000 veterans in Southern Colorado. According to Carolyn Jewell, manager of […]

The Home Front Cares partner to offer financial counseling to veterans

The Home Front Cares partner to offer financial counseling to veterans

The Home Front Cares is partnering with GreenPath, a 50-year-old nonprofit credit counseling organization, to provide comprehensive financial counseling, education and money management tools to Colorado veterans and service members. The nonprofit Home Front Cares pays essential life expenses for Colorado veterans and military families in need. As their clients have shifted from primarily active […]

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