Fort Carson’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team is getting a new commander.   Col. Omar Jones will formally take over the brigade at a ceremony Tuesday at the infantry post outside Colorado Springs.   Jones was most recently at the National War College in Washington, where he received a master’s degree in national security strategy. […]
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As the Pentagon weighs whether the newly converted 16th Armored Brigade Combat Team will stay at Fort Carson, Colorado Springs is counting the potential cost — in community and in dollars — of possibly losing 10,000 soldiers and family members for good. It’s been a week since the Army released a Programmatic Environmental Assessment regarding […]
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The Air Force Academy cyber competition team placed second of about 80 U.S. and Canadian teams in the Hack.lu Capture the Flag competition held earlier this week.   Carnegie Mellon’s graduate team took first place. Worldwide, in all categories, the academy’s team placed 17th out of 575 teams.   The contest ran for 48 consecutive […]
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As the U.S. Army prepares to cut 80,000 military members — a 14 percent reduction in active-duty personnel — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel came to Fort Carson last week and assured soldiers that the cuts are an opportunity for a more nimble fighting force. Fort Carson will lose the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, part […]
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One of the biggest rock stars in the world of science, Neil deGrasse Tyson, will kickoff the 28th National Space Symposium with a keynote address. Those outside the science world might best know Tyson as host of the PBS program NOVA ScienceNOW, but he is also the Frederick P. Rose Director of New York’s Hayden […]
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The global space economy grew to $289.7 billion in 2011, according to the annual report from the Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation. The year was “remarkably robust,” the report said, with a single-year expansion of 12.2 percent and five-year growth plan of 41 percent in a suppressed global economy. The Space Foundation annually publishes its Space […]
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By Eliot Pulham If Hunter S. Thompson were still alive (bless his cannon-scattered ashes), he’d surely describe the atmosphere in our nation’s capitol as Fear and Loathing in Washington, D.C. In all my years of travel there, never — not even after the September 11 attacks — have I seen such dread in the halls […]
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  Fort Carson is getting a new garrison commander, who’s responsible for the post’s infrastructure.   Col. Robert F. McLaughlin will transfer command to Col. David L. Grosso in a ceremony Thursday.   McLaughlin has been garrison commander since June 2009. He is deploying to Afghanistan, where he will serve as chief of staff for […]
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The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation is supporting the future of space in Hawaii. The foundation is holding programs at the 13th annual Advance Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference in Hawaii. The group is presenting a space technology panel, education programs for teachers and students, a reception for young professionals and co-sponsorship of a […]
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Northrop Grumman Corp. is donating $375,000 to create a science center and teaching lab at the Space Foundation's Colorado Springs headquarters.
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The director of the National Reconnaissance Office will speak at the 28th National Space Symposium. The symposium is scheduled for April 16-19 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. It’s designed to bring together all sectors of the space community to highlight accomplishments and address issues facing the global space community. Bruce A. Carlson will […]
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  In the late hours of Aug. 5, the next Mars rover, Curiosity, will begin its seven-minute descent from the top of the Martian atmosphere to the planet’s red, dusty surface.   Once landed — assuming the heat shield separates, the parachute deploys and the thrusters fire — the six-wheeled, SUV-sized, long-armed rolling robot will […]
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