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Fort Carson stands to gain 1,800 after Army restructuring

The Army’s restructuring plan has been kind to Fort Carson. While other military posts around the world will see losses of thousands of soldiers as the Army moves to a smaller fighting force, the Mountain Post now is scheduled to grow by 1,800 during the next six years. “Including other restructuring changes, the Army anticipates… Continue Reading Fort Carson stands to gain 1,800 after Army restructuring

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CSU earns highest DoD employer award

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Colorado Springs Utilities was one of 15 employers nationwide to receive the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The award is the highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of National Guard and military Reserve employees. More than 2,899 companies were nominated by the National Guard members and Reservists they employ. “I… Continue Reading CSU earns highest DoD employer award

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Fort Carson will lose a total of 750 soldiers under an Army restructuring process that was announced today. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team will be deactivated under the plan, which includes 3,750 soldiers. But 3,000 of those soldiers will be absorbed into the remaining brigades, says Andy Merritt, chief defense industry officer at the Colorado… Continue Reading Fort Carson to lose total of 750 soldiers under restructuring plan

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Space Foundation combines green energy, Hill Climb this weekend

This weekend, visitors to the Space Foundation can do their own version of the famed Pikes Peak Hill Climb – and they can learn more about environmentally friendly automobiles at the same time. Visitors to the Discovery Center, located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, can drive a Chevy Volt or Nissan Leaf electric car up a… Continue Reading Space Foundation combines green energy, Hill Climb this weekend

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Philanthropist Lyda Hill has given a $2 million grant to UCCS to help the university study and treat mental health issues in returning war veterans. Hill’s grant will be used to create a Veteran Health and Trauma Clinic inside the university’s Trauma, Health and Hazards Center. “The remarkable vision of Lyda Hill gives us new… Continue Reading Hill grant will create UCCS mental health services for soldiers

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Lamborn asks for furlough expemptions

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Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn sent an appeal to the Department of Defense today: exempt any civilian worker affected by the Black Forest fire from the federal furloughs. Lamborn sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, noting that the Air Force granted exemptions to workers who lost homes in the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma.… Continue Reading Lamborn asks for furlough expemptions

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Cuts having impact at Space Command

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The combination of congressional gridlock and sequestration from the Budget Control Act is creating a very austere working environment for the Air Force Space Command. Space Command is headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, but has offices around the world, from the United States to Greenland. Its mission is vital to war-fighters in all branches… Continue Reading Cuts having impact at Space Command

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New AFA patent could save millions on fuel

Thomas Yechout loves airplanes. He loves to design them, to talk about the way they work, to improve their design. And that love of airplanes, combined with a passion for teaching, has led Yechout to his first patent — a new wingtip design that improves aircraft endurance and range while increasing fuel savings. In fact,… Continue Reading New AFA patent could save millions on fuel

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Mortenson Construction, a Denver-based construction firm, and HDR Architecture, an international firm based in Nebraska, will design and build the new barracks for the 13th Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Carson.   The cost of the project is $94.9 million, and is one of the few construction projects going on under sequestration, the move to… Continue Reading Army selects contractors for Fort Carson barracks

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The next generation of the Global Positioning System, managed and operated at Schriever Air Force Base, is one step closer to launch. Lockheed Martin has completed successful functional integration tests of the spacecraft bus and network communications equipment on the first satellite of the upgrade GPS system, known as GPS III. The Denver-based team tested… Continue Reading Lockheed Martin passes milestone for next gen GPS

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