Peterson Air Force Base’s new commander, Col. Todd Moore, wants his officers and airmen to “be more aggressive and more creative” in tackling the 21st Space Wing’s mission, he said at the annual State of the Wing event last week. “[W]e’ve had some of these capabilities around for a very long time, and our adversaries […]
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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 status to help them with their […]
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After five deployments in the Middle East, former U.S. Marine Special Operations Staff Sgt. Michael Golembesky was left with stories all too common in a world ravaged by war. Always a creative person, he soon began work on what would become “Level Zero Heroes,” the first book in a series focusing on his work as […]
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Last Veteran’s Day, a dozen veterans gathered at Roosters Men’s Grooming Center in Colorado Springs to share their experiences serving the country during times of war. This Sunday,  Rocky Mountain PBS will air the one-hour documentary produced from those interviews. It will be on PBS stations across Colorado at 7 p.m. prior to the National […]
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To govern for world peace, the Obama administration and other Western leaders could learn quite a lot from 1914 and 1937, years leading up to World War I and World War II, said Ray Raymond, officer with the Order of the British Empire, former British diplomat and current professor at the State University of New […]
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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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Two former Army Rangers want to make it easy for military personnel and their families to get military discounts and daily deals on online. They created a website, TroopSwap.com, which features discounts and deals just for veterans, active-duty military and their dependents. The site is similar to the popular Groupon daily deal discount site, but […]
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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 sixth generation Global Positioning Systems […]
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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 transition services manager at […]
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Col. Joel Hamilton looked forward to starting his assignment in May as Fort Carson’s garrison commander with a few calm months of learning his new post and meeting people. Little did Hamilton realize, until just before arriving, that he’d be stepping into a tough situation from his first day on the job, May 21. When […]
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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 located at Goodwill’s classroom and garage […]
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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 structured to be several days […]
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