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Mentoring, accommodations for disabilities and support programs in the workplace are three things businesses can offer to increase veterans’ chances of success in post-service careers. Those ideas were shared during a panel discussion on veteran retention Feb. 15 at the Veteran Small Business and Why Hire a Veteran Conference, presented by the Pikes Peak Workforce […]
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After a soft opening eight months ago, the Mt. Carmel Center of Excellence is on its way to becoming a one-stop resource for veterans and their families — with a behavioral health center under construction and plans for a nearby health-and-wellness center, as well as a veteran housing project in the works. In addition to […]
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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 and operate a company, but […]
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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 Road, an aged, rugged street […]
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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 free financial, legal and behavioral […]
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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 partnering agencies such as the […]
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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 84,000 military veterans and their […]
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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 requires ISS to provide continued […]
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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 duty. The organization set a […]
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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, based in Washington, D.C., […]
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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 contributions of cities, counties or […]
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(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 struggle to answer career […]
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