Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station once was crucial to American nuclear strategy. Featured in a dozen movies (Fail Safe, Dr. Strangelove, WarGames and more), and closed for years to all but “essential personnel,” the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Combat Operations Center under the mountain was the epicenter of the Cold War, the point […]
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The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak Community College are among the most military friendly schools in the country, according to G.I. Jobs magazine. G.I. Jobs, and its publisher Victory Media, named UCCS and PPCC to its 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools, a recognition given to the top 15 percent of […]
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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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Nearly a half-year has passed since two regional Veterans Health Administration clinics consolidated and moved into a gleaming new, single 76,000-square-foot facility. Located just off Fillmore Street on Centennial Boulevard, the U.S. Veterans Affairs-leased clinic provides services annually to more than 17,000 of the 22,000 veterans in Southern Colorado. According to Carolyn Jewell, manager of […]
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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will offer about 30 scholarships annually for past and current military service members interested in pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Scholarships, up to $10,000 annually with the potential to renew, will be awarded based on financial need and a student’s interest in pursuing an undergraduate STEM […]
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Gen. William Shelton, commander of Air Force Space Command headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, knew his mission on a recent night at The Broadmoor. He was the guest speaker for The Home Front Cares’ annual fundraising dinner, helping the 10-year-old nonprofit in support of local military members, particularly those families affected by deployment. Shelton […]
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Fort Carson’s 4th Infantry Division, Combined Joint Task Force 4 relinquished command authority of Regional Command-South (RC-South) Monday in Afghanistan, according to a story on the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System website. America’s First Team took charge of RC-South from the “Steadfast and Loyal” Ivy Division in a transfer of authority ceremony on Kandahar […]
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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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Fort Carson was recently recognized as No. 66 on the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Top 100 list of the largest green power users in the nation. Fort Carson also ranks  No. 4 on the Top 10 Federal Government list. Fort Carson uses nearly 82 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually, which is enough green power […]
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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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Fort Carson’s 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team will volunteer with the Flying W Ranch to help restore the land there after the Waldo Canyon fire. Work will be on the Flying W Ranch property, but will help to protect the community that lies directly below the ranch by stabilizing the hillside. Volunteer soldiers will be […]
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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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