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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We think we know everything that’s going on around us. We think we fully understand the details, the priorities and the needs of our military and its related high-tech presence. Whether we are business leaders, elected officials or media observers, we try to keep up, try to pay close attention, and most of us feel […]
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Overseas military personnel from Colorado Springs are being ripped off by Afghani merchants selling fake or low-quality gem stones. Merchants selling rubies, black diamonds and blue sapphires are convincing military personnel that they are buying high quality gems worth much more in the states. “When they discover the truth, they are just heartbroken,” said Barry […]
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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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Brig. Gen. Andy Armacost sees the world as a giant math word problem. The new dean of faculty at the Air Force Academy, Armacost focuses on operations research, using math to solve organizational problems. “Effectively, it’s trying to solve the world’s largest word problem,” he says. It’s an approach he put to good use as […]
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This Veterans Day, U.S. Bank said it has hired 2,300 veterans nationwide, surpassing its military hiring goal for 2012. “U.S. Bank is firmly committed to employing and supporting veterans, active-duty service members and their families,” said Richard Davis, chairman, president and CEO of U.S. Bancorp, parent company of U.S. Bank. “Veterans bring valuable leadership skills […]
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Five U.S. Air Force Academy cadets were recognized during the 18th annual Research Awards event for work they performed during a summer research program. Four cadets were nominated for and one received the Thomas D. Moore Divisional Award for efforts in “radiation detection, flow dynamics for space satellites, predicting the future through fiction and tracking down […]
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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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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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If you thought the new bipartisan federal budget agreement, recently passed by Congress and signed by President Obama, would solve the Pentagon’s concerns about how to allocate military funding, you might want to think again. Already, the process is starting toward the 2015 (fiscal year) budget, which will go into effect Oct. 1. Yes, there […]
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From Monday to Nov. 11, the  U.S. Small Business Administration hosts Veterans Small Business Week, an initiative to reach out to veteran entrepreneurs and small business owners. Veterans Small Business Week is part of SBA’s work to ensure the nation’s veterans have the tools and capital they need to start or grow a business. “Our nation […]
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“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, Cleveland continued, led commanders to […]
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