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Veterans Day celebrations and commemorations are planned for Nov. 10 and Nov. 12 in the Springs. Veterans from across the region will take to the Colorado Springs downtown streets Saturday to celebrate Veterans Day. The Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 10. The parade will proceed down Tejon Street, starting… Continue Reading Veterans Day commemorations planned for downtown and UCCS

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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… Continue Reading Veterans documentary premiering Veteran’s Day on Rocky Mountain PBS

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Smith named to space law board of directors

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Colorado Springs attorney Milton “Skip” Smith was elected to the International Institute of Space Law Board of Directors at its annual meeting in Naples, Italy. Smith is one of 15 other space industry leaders and lawyers on the board, and is co-chairman of the Sherman & Howard space law practice group and is on the… Continue Reading Smith named to space law board of directors

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  Officials from the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center, which helps businesses secure government contracts,  say the organization helped create nearly 14,000 jobs during the last fiscal year. The said PTAC clients received contract awards worth $694 million, creating and retaining 13,878 private sector jobs across Colorado. “Without a doubt, the PTAC is providing an… Continue Reading Colorado PTAC helped create nearly 14,000 jobs last year

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The United States Air Force Academy will hold its biannual religious respect conference Tuesday and Wednesday. The purpose of the conference is to present the academy’s new religious respect training program for cadets and staff members. It will also provide an update of the academy’s ongoing religious respect training program since the last conference, which… Continue Reading Academy holds biannual religious respect conference

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Academy cyber teams places second

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The Air Force Academy cyber competition team placed second of about 80 U.S. and Canadian teams in the Hack.lu Capture the Flag competition held earlier this week.   Carnegie Mellon’s graduate team took first place. Worldwide, in all categories, the academy’s team placed 17th out of 575 teams.   The contest ran for 48 consecutive… Continue Reading Academy cyber teams places second

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The Air Force Academy broke ground last week on its new Center for Character and Leadership Development building. The center will be used to provide character development programs to cadets from basic training to graduation, with the goal of teaching them to put integrity first, place service before self and always strive for excellence. The… Continue Reading AFA breaks ground on character development center

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Cadets pursue research amid budget cuts

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Uncertainty with the federal budget means the U.S. Air Force Academy is receiving fewer dollars from government agencies this year — but that isn’t halting progress at the cadet research and development centers. Continue Reading Cadets pursue research amid budget cuts

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Zimkas promoted to president at Space Foundation

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The Space Foundation promoted Charles Zimkas from COO to president, reporting directly to CEO Elliot Pulham. Zimkas has been with the Space Foundation, a Colorado Springs-based nonprofit that promotes aerospace industries and exploration, since 1986. He was in the Air Force before that, and selected as one of the 12 outstanding airmen of the year,… Continue Reading Zimkas promoted to president at Space Foundation

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  The U.S. Air Force Academy’s cyber competition team placed first in 331 undergraduate teams from the United States and Canada in the New York Polytechnic Cyber Security Awareness Week “Capture the Flag” competition held last month. A total of 1,212 teams – including graduate students and industry professionals – competed from around the world.… Continue Reading AFA scores first in undergraduate cyber competition

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