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The Academy will move forward next month toward building a new visitor center just west of Interstate 25, according to Carlos Cruz-Gonzalez, the director of installations. Cruz-Gonzalez, in a news release, stated the Air Force’s Financial Management Center of Expertise in Denver conducted business case analyses on several alternatives, including sites at Falcon Stadium, on […]
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To govern for world peace, the Obama administration and other Western leaders could learn quite a lot from 1914 and 1937, years leading up to World War I and World War II, said Ray Raymond, officer with the Order of the British Empire, former British diplomat and current professor at the State University of New […]
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Teamwork is integral to the success of any military mission. Local community partners are employing that same philosophy when it comes to helping exiting service members and veterans find work. “Colorado Springs is a great, great community with so many resources readily available for our transitioning military,” said Bill Price, the transition services manager at […]
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Last Veteran’s Day, a dozen veterans gathered at Roosters Men’s Grooming Center in Colorado Springs to share their experiences serving the country during times of war. This Sunday,  Rocky Mountain PBS will air the one-hour documentary produced from those interviews. It will be on PBS stations across Colorado at 7 p.m. prior to the National […]
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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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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will offer about 30 scholarships annually for past and current military service members interested in pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Scholarships, up to $10,000 annually with the potential to renew, will be awarded based on financial need and a student’s interest in pursuing an undergraduate STEM […]
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Olympic Committee are making it easier for disabled athletes to train in their own communities, including in Colorado Springs. The VA awarded $4.4 million in funds to 95-community based organizations in support of Paralympic sport and physical activity programs for disabled veterans and disabled members of […]
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AspenPointe’s Peer Navigator Program will partner with Pikes Peak Workforce Center for its annual “Hire Vets First” job fair for veterans from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at the El Paso County Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. Twenty-eight companies will meet with veterans to discuss employment opportunities, and AspenPointe will give each […]
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Two former Army Rangers want to make it easy for military personnel and their families to get military discounts and daily deals on online. They created a website, TroopSwap.com, which features discounts and deals just for veterans, active-duty military and their dependents. The site is similar to the popular Groupon daily deal discount site, but […]
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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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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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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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