Fort Carson general builds on local ties
Maj. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves has come full circle in his 31 years with the U.S. Army. Gonsalves, a Colorado Springs native, was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1984 and served his first four years at Fort Carson. For the next two decades Gonsalves toured the country and the... Read more
Pentagon: Fort Carson to lose 365 soldiers
Prior to the Pentagon’s official announcement of U.S. Army troop cuts at installations around the country, local and state officials have confirmed that Fort Carson in Colorado Springs will lose 365 of the 23,349 soldiers currently stationed at the mountain post. “Although no one wants any reductions at Fort Carson,... Read more
Carson soldiers maneuver at Piñon Canyon
Even as Colorado Springs businesses wait for word from the federal government about potential personnel cuts at the city’s five military bases, business leaders are working to diversify the city’s economy, easing its reliance on military bases. The grim news is that the Department of Defense has a $27... Read more
VA employment initiative starts here
The Veterans Economic Communities Initiative (VECI), an effort led by the Department of Veterans Affairs “to promote economic success for veterans in partnership with local communities,” was officially launched in Colorado Springs today at an event hosted by the El Pomar Foundation, according to a news release issued by the VA.... Read more
Workforce center offers financial coaching for vets
The Pikes Peak Workforce Center (PPWFC) was selected by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to participate in the federal agency’s Financial Coaching Initiative. As part of this initiative, the PPWFC will host a full-time financial coach to work with its veteran clients who have recently transitioned from active-duty... Read more
By Andrea Stone Leadership development is an integral part of any organization, and the Department of the Army civilian workforce at Fort Carson is no different. The Leadership Drives Results and Success (LDRS) Academy grew out of the need to develop a program to foster leadership skills locally. “[U.S.... Read more
PBS to show free film for military
Rocky Mountain PBS invites the public to honor the service men and women in their lives by attending a screening of “The Homefront.” A documentary, “The Homefront” creates a series of intimate portraits of military members by following families through the difficulties of deployment, the joys of homecoming and... Read more
Vets: Learn mechanics this summer
One goal of Discover Goodwill is to educate and train veterans in the skills of diesel mechanics and place them into permanent employment in the community. In partnership with Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC), these PPCC instructor-taught certificates will offer basic training as an introduction to diesel maintenance classes... Read more
Learning to master a lofty frontier
By Dave Smith 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE – The National Security Space Institute in the Moorman Space Education and Training Center at Peterson Air Force Base is a relative newcomer, opening three years ago. Since its opening, about 800 space professionals from a variety... Read more