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...
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...
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...
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. “ offers many leadership...
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...
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...
By Dave Smith 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE – The National Security Space Institute in the Moorman Space Education and Training Center at Peterson Air Force Base is a relative newcomer, opening three years ago. Since its opening, about 800 space professionals from a variety of military services...
Parents of military-connected children in the Colorado Springs area can join other concerned parents to learn more about whether their students are on track to be successful in college and their careers, according to a news release issued by the Military Child Education Coalition, which added the conversation will also focus...
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...
Adm. William Gortney, commander of the U.S. Northern Command and NORAD, announced that certain significant communications assets are being moved into Cheyenne Mountain in order to protect them from electromagnetic pulse attacks. “There is a lot of movement to put capability into Cheyenne Mountain and to be able to communicate in...
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...
Work to create a nuclear physics curriculum at the U.S. Air Force Academy, developing a new engine design, delving into spacecraft docking techniques at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and investigating the cost savings from sustainable buildings are some of the projects that will be highlighted during the 19th...