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First step upcoming for new Academy visitor center

The Academy will move forward next month toward building a new visitor center just west of Interstate 25, according to Carlos Cruz-Gonzalez, the director of installations. Cruz-Gonzalez, in a news release, stated the Air Force’s Financial Management Center of Expertise in Denver conducted business case analyses on several alternatives, including sites at Falcon Stadium, on… Continue Reading First step upcoming for new Academy visitor center

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Military presence strong; future unclear

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Military presence strong; future unclear

As part of last year’s Budget Control Act, Congress mandated $1.2 trillion in cuts across federal agencies, including $50 billion in Pentagon cuts over the next decade. Despite recent congressional austerity measures and the looming threat and uncertainty surrounding base realignments and closures, or BRAC, the Pikes Peak region’s military sector remains strong, according to… Continue Reading Military presence strong; future unclear

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At first glance, the banner headline atop The Gazette’s front page on June 27 probably made many readers choke on their coffee. “Carson could lose 16,000 troops,” that headline screamed. Underneath, another line (we call them teasers) lured readers to a story in the Business section with this dire message: “Ripple effect — Maximum cuts… Continue Reading Let’s not overreact to potential Army cuts

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4th Infantry Division relinquishes control

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4th Infantry Division relinquishes control

Fort Carson’s 4th Infantry Division, Combined Joint Task Force 4 relinquished command authority of Regional Command-South (RC-South) Monday in Afghanistan, according to a story on the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System website. America’s First Team took charge of RC-South from the “Steadfast and Loyal” Ivy Division in a transfer of authority ceremony on Kandahar… Continue Reading 4th Infantry Division relinquishes control

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Local small businesses wanting to know more about contracting opportunities with Fort Carson got their chance in an open house May 27 at the Mountain Post. “This forum is … an opportunity for us, as a contracting organization for the Army, and you, business leaders and business partners, to share information,” said Lt. Col. Christopher… Continue Reading Carson hosts contracting open house

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Rocky Mountain Human Services (RMHS) will be hosting a Stand Down for Homeless Veterans in the Colorado Springs area Wednesday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E Kiowa St. The Stand Down, — funded by the U.S. Department of Labor — focuses specifically on connecting homeless veterans to resources and… Continue Reading Employment-focused Stand Down for Homeless Veterans in Colorado Springs

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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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