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For veterans who want to transition from the military, leverage their leadership skills and become business owners, but don’t want to start from scratch — franchising might be the perfect route. Franchise owners purchase the name and run a location of a chain business. They can be their own boss...
Fort Carson’s southernmost gate opened in 2012 to make room for additional traffic and to shorten the work commute from Fountain and Pueblo. It’s considered a practical alternative because of its proximity to the airfield — but it’s not a smooth commute, say El Paso County officials. Charter Oak Ranch...
New opportunities and aid for local veterans, service members and their families are now available, as partnerships and efforts to empower and provide high-quality care to the military community expand in the Pikes Peak region. El Paso County’s 80,000 veterans and 40,000 active duty personnel and their spouses can utilize...
Despite heavy rain, elected officials, military members and their civilian partners gathered last week to celebrate the grand opening of Mt. Carmel Center of Excellence — the first military service center for veteran care of its kind in Colorado Springs. After $2 million in renovations, the 18,000-square-foot facility has welcomed...
When Jay Cimino, CEO and president of Phil Long Dealerships, purchased the former KOAA facility at 530 Communication Circle in 2014, his intent was to fill an important gap in local military and veteran communities. The goal: to provide a “one-stop center” for transition and wellness services for the area’s...
Local defense company Intelligent Software Solutions Inc. was awarded a one-year, $12.2 million contract from the U.S. Air Force this month to provide continued software support for military organizations across the globe. It is an 18th task order from an Air Force contract awarded to the company in 2012, and...
Following Walmart’s 2013 commitment to hire U.S. veterans, the organization announced May 25 they have employed 3,278 veterans in Colorado and 130,828 nationwide. Three years ago on Memorial Day, the multinational retail corporation announced its Welcome Home Commitment, guaranteeing job offers to honorably discharged veterans within 12 months of active...
Monday, U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado, and retired Lt. Gen. Ed Anderson will join leaders of the Pikes Peak region for a forum on national security and economic prosperity in Colorado Springs and the state. The forum will take place Monday at noon at The Broadmoor hotel. The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition,...
Colorado Springs will receive the Great American Defense Communities award, one of ten inaugural awards to be given by the organization. The award was announced last month and will be presented later this year in Colorado Springs. The Great American Defense Communities program was launched this year to acknowledge the...
(Editor’s note: This is the third in a series addressing factors, needs and solutions surrounding veteran unemployment in Colorado Springs.) Currently, there are 21 million military veterans in the United States, a number that’s grown by 2.8 million since 2011, according to studies by Syracuse University. These former military members often...
Transitioning veterans share job-hunting experiences (Editor’s note: This is the second in a series addressing factors, needs and solutions concerning veteran unemployment in Colorado Springs.) Whether service members are medically discharged, leave at the end of their enlistment contract or retire after 20 years, they all face a transition forcing them...
Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine, named USAA as the third-best military friendly employer in the country. This is the 13th year USAA has been named in the top 10 companies, according to a press release by USAA. “By offering veterans and military spouses meaningful employment, we’re doing our part...