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The Space Foundation’s 28th annual National Space Symposium will open with a local salute to astrology and astronomy. For only the second time in nearly three decades, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic will perform at the opening ceremony April 16, 2012. The group will perform Mars, the Bringer of War from The Planets Op. 32 by… Continue Reading Philharmonic to perform at Space Symposium 2012

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AFA launches network to study space junk

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The U.S. Air Force Academy received an $800,000 grant to study space junk and the threat it poses to satellite systems. The Center for Space Situational Awareness Research will develop the Falcon Telescope Network,  a system of small telescopes for satellite tracking. The network will form the basis for the cadets’ education and research program, and… Continue Reading AFA launches network to study space junk

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Admiral moving into new role at Peterson AFB

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An admiral currently serving with U.S. Forces-Iraq has been named to a new post at Peterson Air Force Base. The Navy said Wednesday that Rear Adm. Thomas H. Bond Jr. will be director for command and control systems for the North American Aerospace Defense Command. He will also be director of architectures and integration for… Continue Reading Admiral moving into new role at Peterson AFB

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State audit show vet nursing home lose money

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A state audit shows five Colorado nursing homes for veterans lost more than $1.5 million over five years. Auditors said Tuesday there were no clear goals for keeping the nursing homes solvent. The Department of Human Services disagrees and says its capacity goals were adequate. The nursing centers are located in Aurora, Florence, Monte Vista,… Continue Reading State audit show vet nursing home lose money

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The military is investigating allegations that two senior officials at the Air Force Academy provided misleading information about faculty credentials to an organization that accredits colleges and universities, The Associated Press has learned. A document obtained by the AP says the Air Force inspector general ordered a formal investigation into complaints that the academy’s dean… Continue Reading AFA under investigation for misleading faculty credentials

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Army considering name change for Pinon Canyon

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Fort Carson officials say they are considering changing the name of the PinonCanyon Maneuver Site to Fort Carson South. Fort Carson spokeswoman Dee McNutt says the name change would make it clear that Pinon Canyon is closely linked to Fort Carson and its role in training soldiers. But opponents believe it’s another attempt to expand… Continue Reading Army considering name change for Pinon Canyon

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Academies don’t expect much change from DADT end

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They were young children — mere kids 18 years ago when the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays serving openly in the military took effect. But over two decades, attitudes shifted, America changed and these youngsters grew up, winning coveted spots to study in the top military academies. Now they are giving a collective… Continue Reading Academies don’t expect much change from DADT end

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An estimated 9,500 visitors will visit the Pikes Peak region for the Air Force Academy’s annual Parents’ Weekend, starting Thursday. The visitors are expected to bring an additional $7.5 million in direct revenue to Colorado Springs businesses and an additional $556,776 in sales tax revenue. Academy officials say the numbers are a fraction of the… Continue Reading Parents’ weekend to bring $7.5M to Springs economy

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The Space Foundation signed an agreement with Colorado State University at Pueblo to provide distance education, internship, pre-service and in-service instruction, as well as collaborative research and service opportunities. The two organizations signed the agreement today, and plan to explore new ways to enhance teaching at the Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade levels, to improve the… Continue Reading Space Foundation, CSU-Pueblo to collaborate on teacher education

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A Cold War-era bunker deep inside a Colorado mountain has lost its most famous tenant, the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s command center, but it’s still home to some key national defense units. One of the units remaining inside Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs, the Missile Warning Center, just got a $2.9 million renovation. The… Continue Reading Military’s Colo. mountain bunker gets a facelift

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