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Veterans employment expo comes to COS

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Veterans employment expo comes to COS

The Department of Labor and Employment is joining forces with several government agencies this month, including community organizations and nonprofits to produce a Military and Veterans Employment Expo. All veterans, particularly those soon to be discharged and those recently separated are encouraged to attend. The Military and Veterans Employment Expo is structured to be several days… Continue Reading Veterans employment expo comes to COS

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Options available for vets starting businesses

Two major events influenced veteran Fred Johnson: the Oklahoma City bombing and the 9/11 attacks.  He was living in Oklahoma City in 1995 when the federal building there was bombed in a domestic terrorist attack. Johnson moved to Texas, where on the day of the 9/11 attacks he was working as a travel assistant. These… Continue Reading Options available for vets starting businesses

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Academy stays on right track

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We couldn’t help but admire Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson this week as the Air Force Academy superintendent laid out the institution’s proposed budget cuts for fiscal year 2015. Many high-ranking officers would have taken the easier way out, sending their well-laundered comments to the media along with the basic facts, thus avoiding the kind of… Continue Reading Academy stays on right track

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Fort Carson among EPA’s top green energy users in nation

Fort Carson was recently recognized as No. 66 on the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Top 100 list of the largest green power users in the nation. Fort Carson also ranks  No. 4 on the Top 10 Federal Government list. Fort Carson uses nearly 82 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually, which is enough green power… Continue Reading Fort Carson among EPA’s top green energy users in nation

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Prepare for military’s next news

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If you thought the new bipartisan federal budget agreement, recently passed by Congress and signed by President Obama, would solve the Pentagon’s concerns about how to allocate military funding, you might want to think again. Already, the process is starting toward the 2015 (fiscal year) budget, which will go into effect Oct. 1. Yes, there… Continue Reading Prepare for military’s next news

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USAFA cadets, faculty awarded at annual event

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Five U.S. Air Force Academy cadets were recognized during the 18th annual Research Awards event for work they performed during a summer research program. Four cadets were nominated for and one received the Thomas D. Moore Divisional Award for efforts in “radiation detection, flow dynamics for space satellites, predicting the future through fiction and tracking down… Continue Reading USAFA cadets, faculty awarded at annual event

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Lockheed awarded $200 million USAF contract to further GPS program

Lockheed Martin Space Systems, which has a large presence in Colorado Springs, has been awarded more than $200 million in contract options for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS satellite program. The defense contractor announced in a news release Monday that the contracts are for the completion of its fifth and sixth generation Global Positioning Systems… Continue Reading Lockheed awarded $200 million USAF contract to further GPS program

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Modern military needs new strategy

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Modern military needs new strategy

“The Vietnam War broke the Army,” wrote Lt. Gen. Charles Cleveland in a recent issue of Army Magazine, “and there was growing concern that the American military would be quickly overwhelmed by the numerically superior forces of the Soviet Union in the event of a major conventional war.” This concern, Cleveland continued, led commanders to… Continue Reading Modern military needs new strategy

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AspenPointe’s Peer Navigator Program will partner with Pikes Peak Workforce Center for its annual “Hire Vets First” job fair for veterans from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at the El Paso County Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. Twenty-eight companies will meet with veterans to discuss employment opportunities, and AspenPointe will give each… Continue Reading PPWFC, Aspen Pointe host veterans job fair Tuesday

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SBA heralds Veterans Small Business Week

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From Monday to Nov. 11, the  U.S. Small Business Administration hosts Veterans Small Business Week, an initiative to reach out to veteran entrepreneurs and small business owners. Veterans Small Business Week is part of SBA’s work to ensure the nation’s veterans have the tools and capital they need to start or grow a business. “Our nation… Continue Reading SBA heralds Veterans Small Business Week

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