For the third time in 2014, U.S. Bank, in partnership with Freedom Alliance and Five Brothers, are set to donate a home to an injured U.S. Army veteran. Wednesday, Nov. 19, Sgt. Patrick McPherson and his family will be welcomed to their new, mortgage-free home at 5171 Fossil Butte Drive...
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...
Teamwork is integral to the success of any military mission. Local community partners are employing that same philosophy when it comes to helping exiting service members and veterans find work. “Colorado Springs is a great, great community with so many resources readily available for our transitioning military,” said Bill Price, the...
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...
The Department of Labor and Employment is joining forces with several government agencies this month, including community organizations and nonprofits to produce a Military and Veterans Employment Expo. All veterans, particularly those soon to be discharged and those recently separated are encouraged to attend. The Military and Veterans Employment Expo is...
Rocky Mountain Human Services (RMHS) will be hosting a Stand Down for Homeless Veterans in the Colorado Springs area Wednesday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E Kiowa St. The Stand Down, — funded by the U.S. Department of Labor — focuses specifically on connecting...
Two major events influenced veteran Fred Johnson: the Oklahoma City bombing and the 9/11 attacks.  He was living in Oklahoma City in 1995 when the federal building there was bombed in a domestic terrorist attack. Johnson moved to Texas, where on the day of the 9/11 attacks he was working...
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...
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. “ offers many leadership...
“The Vietnam War broke the Army,” wrote Lt. Gen. Charles Cleveland in a recent issue of Army Magazine, “and there was growing concern that the American military would be quickly overwhelmed by the numerically superior forces of the Soviet Union in the event of a major conventional war.” This concern,...
Lockheed Martin Space Systems, which has a large presence in Colorado Springs, has been awarded more than $200 million in contract options for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS satellite program. The defense contractor announced in a news release Monday that the contracts are for the completion of its fifth and...
Colorado Springs came in at No. 4 among America’s top 10 military boomtowns, according to a list compiled using U.S. Bureau of Statistics data from 2009 to 2011. The list, compiled by Texas-based tech startup SpareFoot Inc., showed that Colorado Springs has seen average annual population growth of 2.3 percent...