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A defense bill signed by President Barack Obama includes more than $400 million for Colorado construction projects. Fort Carson is the biggest beneficiary, with nearly $286 million, including facilities for a new helicopter brigade. Obama signed the bill Saturday, despite expressing serious reservations about provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists.… Continue Reading Defense bill includes at least $400M for Colorado

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AFA board to meet in Washington

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The Air Force Academy’s Board of Visitors is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C., Friday to review morale and discipline, and a variety of other issues at the academy. The board meets regularly to consider changes to curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods and other Academy issues. Members include: Susan Schwab, former U.S.… Continue Reading AFA board to meet in Washington

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Peterson breaks ground on new weapons system

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The 16th Space Control Squadron will break ground for its newest weapons system, the upgraded Rapid Attack, Identification, Detection and Reporting System Block-10. The squadron is part of the 21st Operations Group at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. The new program consists of a central operating location and a variety of transportable antennas… Continue Reading Peterson breaks ground on new weapons system

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Academy professor wins best in Colorado

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An Air Force Academy instructor was chosen as the top professor in Colorado by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, marking the second straight year that the academy’s staff has received the award. Dr. Thomas Yechout, a professor in the Academy’s Aeronautics Department, was recognized for writing a flight mechanics textbook and for… Continue Reading Academy professor wins best in Colorado

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Frontier Airlines could soon be up for sale. Its current owner, Republic Airways, says it’s hiring advisers to look at selling Frontier, or spinning it off to current Republic shareholders. In any case, it expects to separate Frontier from its other business. Frontier has been losing money. Republic has been turning around the airline’s finances… Continue Reading Republic Airways looking into split with Frontier

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Air Force opens launch opportunities

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Commercial rocket companies will be able to compete for future launch services for the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force has published a guide that will assist commercial companies in competing for the contracts. The document lays out the approach the Air Force will use to certify commercial launch companies for the Department of Defense… Continue Reading Air Force opens launch opportunities

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NRO director to speak at Space Symposium

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The director of the National Reconnaissance Office will speak at the 28th National Space Symposium. The symposium is scheduled for April 16-19 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. It’s designed to bring together all sectors of the space community to highlight accomplishments and address issues facing the global space community. Bruce A. Carlson will… Continue Reading NRO director to speak at Space Symposium

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By Eliot Pulham If Hunter S. Thompson were still alive (bless his cannon-scattered ashes), he’d surely describe the atmosphere in our nation’s capitol as Fear and Loathing in Washington, D.C. In all my years of travel there, never — not even after the September 11 attacks — have I seen such dread in the halls… Continue Reading Fear and Loathing in Washington: 10 investments to protect

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The Colorado Army National Guard is building a training center and a readiness center in the Colorado Springs area. Ground-breaking ceremonies for both are scheduled for Friday. The 128,000-square-foot Regional Training Institute will be built at Fort Carson near other training facilities. Students come from both active-duty and reserve components. The 63,000-square-foot readiness center will… Continue Reading Colorado Army Guard starts construction in Springs

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Intecon awarded as top Raytheon subcontractor

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Intecon, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business and provider of information technology services has won the 3-star excellence award from Raytheon. Intecon is one of  a small group of suppliers given the ward by the major defense contractor, said Robert Armbruster, vice president of program leadership and mission assurance at Raytehon. The award places Intecon in the… Continue Reading Intecon awarded as top Raytheon subcontractor

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