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Priority: Help Fort Carson avoid cuts

Priority: Help Fort Carson avoid cuts

For Colorado Springs’ military presence in general, and Fort Carson in particular, 2015 already is shaping up to be a pivotal year. At some point, the Department of Defense plans to announce a decision that — in the worst-case scenario — could mean a loss of as many as 16,000 Fort Carson personnel by 2020,… Continue Reading Priority: Help Fort Carson avoid cuts

VA: New clinic handles current load

Nearly a half-year has passed since two regional Veterans Health Administration clinics consolidated and moved into a gleaming new, single 76,000-square-foot facility. Located just off Fillmore Street on Centennial Boulevard, the U.S. Veterans Affairs-leased clinic provides services annually to more than 17,000 of the 22,000 veterans in Southern Colorado. According to Carolyn Jewell, manager of… Continue Reading VA: New clinic handles current load

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The Home Front Cares partner to offer financial counseling to veterans

The Home Front Cares is partnering with GreenPath, a 50-year-old nonprofit credit counseling organization, to provide comprehensive financial counseling, education and money management tools to Colorado veterans and service members. The nonprofit Home Front Cares pays essential life expenses for Colorado veterans and military families in need. As their clients have shifted from primarily active… Continue Reading The Home Front Cares partner to offer financial counseling to veterans

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Home given to injured Army vet

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Home given to injured Army vet

For the third time in 2014, U.S. Bank, in partnership with Freedom Alliance and Five Brothers, are set to donate a home to an injured U.S. Army veteran. Wednesday, Nov. 19, Sgt. Patrick McPherson and his family will be welcomed to their new, mortgage-free home at 5171 Fossil Butte Drive in Colorado Springs. McPherson was… Continue Reading Home given to injured Army vet

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IntelliTec ranked high for veterans

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IntelliTec ranked high for veterans

Military Times Magazine ranked IntelliTec Medical Institute (IMI) in the top 36 Best for Vets: Career and Technical Colleges 2015 rankings, recognizing IMI for its commitment to providing opportunities to America’s veterans. Located in Colorado Springs, IntelliTec Medical Institute offers intensified certificate programs in health care, in addition to associate degree programs. The organization comprising… Continue Reading IntelliTec ranked high for veterans

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Military equipment finds new life locally

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Military equipment finds new life locally

According to Lt. Catherine Buckley, public information officer for the Colorado Springs Police Department, it’s the ultimate recycling program. “We’re taking stuff we can actually use,” Buckley said of the Department of Defense’s 1033 Program, which makes available free surplus or unused equipment to state and local governments, including the Colorado Springs Police Department, the… Continue Reading Military equipment finds new life locally

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Former Marine’s book unveils Special Ops

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Former Marine’s book unveils Special Ops

After five deployments in the Middle East, former U.S. Marine Special Operations Staff Sgt. Michael Golembesky was left with stories all too common in a world ravaged by war. Always a creative person, he soon began work on what would become “Level Zero Heroes,” the first book in a series focusing on his work as… Continue Reading Former Marine’s book unveils Special Ops

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New garrison boss keeps Carson on track

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Col. Joel Hamilton looked forward to starting his assignment in May as Fort Carson’s garrison commander with a few calm months of learning his new post and meeting people. Little did Hamilton realize, until just before arriving, that he’d be stepping into a tough situation from his first day on the job, May 21. When… Continue Reading New garrison boss keeps Carson on track

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Incubator to help AFA bridge gap

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Incubator to help AFA bridge gap

The U.S. Air Force Academy is looking to cash in on its entrepreneurial spirit. For more than a half-century, the Academy has been a hotbed of research and development for all manner of technology — related to military and commercial applications — and is now looking to this innovation for potential revenue streams. “What we’re… Continue Reading Incubator to help AFA bridge gap

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Are global powers leading up to WWIII?

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To govern for world peace, the Obama administration and other Western leaders could learn quite a lot from 1914 and 1937, years leading up to World War I and World War II, said Ray Raymond, officer with the Order of the British Empire, former British diplomat and current professor at the State University of New… Continue Reading Are global powers leading up to WWIII?

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