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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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Sequestration, troop levels and Amendment 64 were top topics of discussion at a town hall meeting Thursday sponsored by the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments and Fort Carson. The Mountain Post’s leaders said 3,000 civilian employees would face a 20 percent cut when furloughs go into effect July 8. And, they said they faced… Continue Reading Sequestration, troop numbers top discussion at Fort Carson town hall

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The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation has a new international partner – the German DLR, Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft – und Raumfarht. The two organizations signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a U.S. –German Aerospace Roundtable as an informal discussion forum on subjects including space exploration, space transportation, ISS utilization, technology transfer and innovation, educational… Continue Reading Space Foundation signs MOU with German research arm

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Cuts still uncertain for Defense, contractors

Sequestration was predicted to be an economic disaster — affecting nearly every aspect of government across the nation, costing tens of thousands of jobs and bringing some government services to a halt. In the first two months, that hasn’t been the case — at least in Colorado Springs, and at least for the defense sector… Continue Reading Cuts still uncertain for Defense, contractors

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A Colorado Springs company received an $18 million contract from the U.S. Army. Aleut Facilities Support Services signed a five-year contract to provide facilities operation support services to the U.S. Army Installation, Mission and Installation Contracting Command for Fort Belvoir, Va. If all contract options are exercised, the contract will be worth $94 million. The… Continue Reading Springs company wins $18 million military contract

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What sequester? Construction continues despite other cuts

After months of news about decreasing Defense Department budgets, there’s a bright spot on the horizon for Colorado Springs. In 2014, the Pentagon plans to spend 27 percent of its Army construction budget at Fort Carson, bringing jobs and opportunities to the region, and signaling the increasing importance of the Mountain Post to overall defense… Continue Reading What sequester? Construction continues despite other cuts

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