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Exelis spin-off to create Springs-based Mission Services

Defense contractor Exelis Inc. announced last week that it will spin off a segment of its IT Services division to create a Springs-based Mission Services company. The independence of Exelis Mission Systems — currently a part of the company’s Information and Technical Services division located in Colorado Springs — is expected to be complete by… Continue Reading Exelis spin-off to create Springs-based Mission Services

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El Pomar Foundation grants $5,000 to Space Foundation

The Space Foundation received a $5,000 grant by the Pikes Peak Regional Council of the El Pomar Foundation. In supporting regional interest behind this grant, the Space Foundation will offer scholarships to students and their teachers in the Pikes Peak Region, emphasizing Teller County, El Paso County outside metro-Colorado Springs, southern Douglas County and northern… Continue Reading El Pomar Foundation grants $5,000 to Space Foundation

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American Airlines merger with US Airways complete

American Airlines announced Monday that its parent company has completed a merger with US Airways Group Inc. to form the world’s largest airline. “Our people, our customers and the communities we serve around the world have been anticipating the arrival of the new American,” American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said in a news release.  “We… Continue Reading American Airlines merger with US Airways complete

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MAVEN craft sends CU-Boulder work to space

NASA ’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft, on which students and researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder worked, was launched Monday from Cape Canaveral in Florida. “MAVEN’s principal investigator is based at [CU-Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics],” according to a NASA news release. “The university provided science instruments and leads… Continue Reading MAVEN craft sends CU-Boulder work to space

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Springs listed as No. 4 U.S. military boomtown

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Colorado Springs came in at No. 4 among America’s top 10 military boomtowns, according to a list compiled using U.S. Bureau of Statistics data from 2009 to 2011. The list, compiled by Texas-based tech startup SpareFoot Inc., showed that Colorado Springs has seen average annual population growth of 2.3 percent and an annual per-capita income… Continue Reading Springs listed as No. 4 U.S. military boomtown

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Alumnus donates $3.5 million to USAFA

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A longtime U.S. Air Force Academy supporter and alumnus has donated $3.5 million to assist in funding leadership programs and construction of the Center for Character and Leadership Development. Max F. James, who graduated from the Academy in 1964 and serves on the USAFA Endowment Board of Directors, donated $1.5 million to create the CCLD… Continue Reading Alumnus donates $3.5 million to USAFA

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Symposium addresses future of work, tech in aerospace industry

Many representatives of Colorado’s robust aerospace industry agree that their beloved field and its future are marked with tinges of both promise and uncertainty. “I’m excited to say that the day is dawning, particularly at UCCS but throughout the nation, where we’re beginning to see new opportunities — exciting ways ahead in the fields of… Continue Reading Symposium addresses future of work, tech in aerospace industry

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Springs East Airport up for sale

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Colorado Springs East Airport, a private airstrip located 16 miles east of the city, is up for sale. The airport’s shareholders have decided to sell the corporation and its assets, according to a press release from the organization. “This would be an outstanding location for UAV testing, a missionary flight organization, a Young Eagles-type program,”… Continue Reading Springs East Airport up for sale

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UCCS receives military friendly college award

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UCCS has been named one of the top military friendly schools for the fifth year, an honor bestowed by GI Jobs magazine and its publisher, Victory Media. “Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows the UCCS commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, vice president, Victory Media… Continue Reading UCCS receives military friendly college award

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Colorado Springs Utilities received the 2013 Employer Support Freedom Award from the U.S. Department of Defense. CSU was one of 14 firms to receive the award, which recognizes employers who provide outstanding support to members of the National Guard and Reserve. Of CSU’s 1,800 employees, 360 are veterans and 80 are members of the National… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Utilities wins DoD award

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