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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Transitioning veterans share job-hunting experiences (Editor’s note: This is the second in a series addressing factors, needs and solutions concerning veteran unemployment in Colorado Springs.) Whether service members are medically discharged, leave at the end of their enlistment contract or retire after 20 years, they all face a transition forcing them to find new goals […]
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Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine, named USAA as the third-best military friendly employer in the country. This is the 13th year USAA has been named in the top 10 companies, according to a press release by USAA. “By offering veterans and military spouses meaningful employment, we’re doing our part to give back to those who […]
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Maj. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves has come full circle in his 31 years with the U.S. Army. Gonsalves, a Colorado Springs native, was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1984 and served his first four years at Fort Carson. For the next two decades Gonsalves toured the country and the world before returning to the Mountain […]
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Prior to the Pentagon’s official announcement of U.S. Army troop cuts at installations around the country, local and state officials have confirmed that Fort Carson in Colorado Springs will lose 365 of the 23,349 soldiers currently stationed at the mountain post. “Although no one wants any reductions at Fort Carson, just 365 cut out of 23,349 […]
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Fort Carson officials and soldiers from its 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division met with visitors and reporters Saturday at the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site to celebrate the successful completion of its most expansive training exercise in more than a decade. In the three weeks leading to that day, 4,000 troops and 1,100 […]
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Even as Colorado Springs businesses wait for word from the federal government about potential personnel cuts at the city’s five military bases, business leaders are working to diversify the city’s economy, easing its reliance on military bases. The grim news is that the Department of Defense has a $27 billion impact on the state’s economy, […]
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The Veterans Economic Communities Initiative (VECI), an effort led by the Department of Veterans Affairs “to promote economic success for veterans in partnership with local communities,” was officially launched in Colorado Springs today at an event hosted by the El Pomar Foundation, according to a news release issued by the VA. Colorado Springs is one of the […]
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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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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. “[U.S. Army Installation Management Command] offers many […]
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Rocky Mountain PBS invites the public to honor the service men and women in their lives by attending a screening of “The Homefront.” A documentary, “The Homefront” creates a series of intimate portraits of military members by following families through the difficulties of deployment, the joys of homecoming and the challenges of reintegrating as a […]
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