(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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The U.S. Air Force Academy will get a new commander Monday. Brig. Gen. Gregory J. Lengyel becomes the Air Force Academy’s 26th Commandant of Cadets in a ceremony June 25 at the Academy. He replaces Brig. Gen. Richard M. Clark. Lengyel will take on the role of Commandant of Cadets, commanding the 4,200-member Cadet Wing […]
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Fearing the U.S. is over-reliant on GPS technology, Congress has directed the defense community to find positioning, navigation and timing alternatives — and a range of possibilities was presented at the PNT Technology Showcase Feb. 26. The Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization hosted the event at Catalyst Campus in...
Last week’s Space Foundation Symposium at the Broadmoor Hotel attracted a myriad of top military leadership, aerospace companies, scientists and entrepreneurs. This year’s event exuded unparalleled intensity and enthusiasm. Lt. General Brian Arnold, USAF, outlined a number of the U.S. Air Force/U.S. Space Command projects on the drawing board – which must have revved the […]
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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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Colorado veterans are seeking and qualifying for U.S. Small Business Administration loans. In fiscal year 2012, ending Sept. 30, the Colorado District Office reported 68 loans to veterans for $26.4 million and 47 loans to disabled veterans for $23.8 million. In fiscal year 2011, there were 72 loans to veterans valued at $29 million and […]
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Local small businesses wanting to know more about contracting opportunities with Fort Carson got their chance in an open house May 27 at the Mountain Post. “This forum is … an opportunity for us, as a contracting organization for the Army, and you, business leaders and business partners, to share information,” said Lt. Col. Christopher […]
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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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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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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 homeless veterans to resources and […]
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Colorado Springs sees hundreds of soldiers leave the military each month while thousands of IT jobs go unfilled. Now the Microsoft Software & Systems Academy is looking to connect the two. Microsoft, Fort Carson and the Army Career Skills Program hosted a ribbon-cutting June 2 for the 18-week accelerated IT course, taught through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical […]
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At first glance, the banner headline atop The Gazette’s front page on June 27 probably made many readers choke on their coffee. “Carson could lose 16,000 troops,” that headline screamed. Underneath, another line (we call them teasers) lured readers to a story in the Business section with this dire message: “Ripple effect — Maximum cuts […]
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