As the U.S. Army assesses how to make inevitable post-war cuts in its budget and numbers, Colorado Springs leaders have decided not to take anything for granted about Fort Carson’s future. With less than a week remaining in a public comment period that’s part of the Army analyzing all of its installations prior to recommending […]
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In 2008, Robert Patton was deployed to Iraq as a mortuary affairs specialist. He said it was difficult wearing his heavy gear in the desert, where temperatures reached 115 degrees Fahrenheit. But Patton drew inspiration from his perspiration and discomfort. He created a startup called Sheath Underwear, and started selling cooling, breathable undergarments for men […]
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The partial shutdown of government functions became temporary Monday, when thousands of federal employees were invited back to work in Colorado Springs and across the nation. Local military bases and the Mountain Post were similarly affected, according to sources who work there. Although no one has yet calculated the economic loss to the city of […]
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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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Lockheed Martin Space Systems, which has a large presence in Colorado Springs, has been awarded more than $200 million in contract options for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS satellite program. The defense contractor announced in a news release Monday that the contracts are for the completion of its fifth and sixth generation Global Positioning Systems […]
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Local defense company Intelligent Software Solutions Inc. was awarded a one-year, $12.2 million contract from the U.S. Air Force this month to provide continued software support for military organizations across the globe. It is an 18th task order from an Air Force contract awarded to the company in 2012, and requires ISS to provide continued […]
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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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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 at Goodwill’s classroom and garage […]
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The Air Force Academy Board of Visitors is meeting to hear an update on the school’s academics, discipline and other matters. The board will meet Friday and Saturday at the academy outside Colorado Springs. Lt. Gen. Michael Gould, the academy superintendent, is expected to attend. Also expected are Daniel B. Ginsberg, assistant secretary of the […]
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Two major events influenced veteran Fred Johnson: the Oklahoma City bombing and the 9/11 attacks.  He was living in Oklahoma City in 1995 when the federal building there was bombed in a domestic terrorist attack. Johnson moved to Texas, where on the day of the 9/11 attacks he was working as a travel assistant. These […]
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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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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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