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Army movement could help or harm El Paso County

Under one scenario the Pentagon is considering, Fort Carson would lose 8,000 soldiers — and El Paso County will lose an additional 8,000 jobs. Under another scenario, the Mountain Post could see a net increase of 3,000 troops, and the county could see an equal rise in jobs. The Army has committed to a “reduction… Continue Reading Army movement could help or harm El Paso County

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Colorado veterans are seeking and qualifying for U.S. Small Business Administration loans. In fiscal year 2012, ending Sept. 30, the Colorado District Office reported 68 loans to veterans for $26.4 million and 47 loans to disabled veterans for $23.8 million. In fiscal year 2011, there were 72 loans to veterans valued at $29 million and… Continue Reading Colorado veterans recieving millions in small business loans

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U.S. Bank named military friendly by G.I. Jobs

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This Veterans Day, U.S. Bank said it has hired 2,300 veterans nationwide, surpassing its military hiring goal for 2012. “U.S. Bank is firmly committed to employing and supporting veterans, active-duty service members and their families,” said Richard Davis, chairman, president and CEO of U.S. Bancorp, parent company of U.S. Bank. “Veterans bring valuable leadership skills… Continue Reading U.S. Bank named military friendly by G.I. Jobs

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Veterans Day celebrations and commemorations are planned for Nov. 10 and Nov. 12 in the Springs. Veterans from across the region will take to the Colorado Springs downtown streets Saturday to celebrate Veterans Day. The Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 10. The parade will proceed down Tejon Street, starting… Continue Reading Veterans Day commemorations planned for downtown and UCCS

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Last Veteran’s Day, a dozen veterans gathered at Roosters Men’s Grooming Center in Colorado Springs to share their experiences serving the country during times of war. This Sunday,  Rocky Mountain PBS will air the one-hour documentary produced from those interviews. It will be on PBS stations across Colorado at 7 p.m. prior to the National… Continue Reading Veterans documentary premiering Veteran’s Day on Rocky Mountain PBS

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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will offer about 30 scholarships annually for past and current military service members interested in pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Scholarships, up to $10,000 annually with the potential to renew, will be awarded based on financial need and a student’s interest in pursuing an undergraduate STEM… Continue Reading UCCS offers scholarships to military personnel pursuing STEM degrees

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UCCS and PPCC named ‘military friendly’ schools

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The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak Community College are among the most military friendly schools in the country, according to G.I. Jobs magazine. G.I. Jobs, and its publisher Victory Media, named UCCS and PPCC to its 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools, a recognition given to the top 15 percent of… Continue Reading UCCS and PPCC named ‘military friendly’ schools

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Two former Army Rangers want to make it easy for military personnel and their families to get military discounts and daily deals on online. They created a website, TroopSwap.com, which features discounts and deals just for veterans, active-duty military and their dependents. The site is similar to the popular Groupon daily deal discount site, but… Continue Reading Army vets launch daily deal website exclusively for military

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USAFA gets new commandant of cadets

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The U.S. Air Force Academy will get a new commander Monday. Brig. Gen. Gregory J. Lengyel becomes the Air Force Academy’s 26th Commandant of Cadets in a ceremony June 25 at the Academy. He replaces Brig. Gen. Richard M. Clark. Lengyel will take on the role of Commandant of Cadets, commanding the 4,200-member Cadet Wing… Continue Reading USAFA gets new commandant of cadets

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Olympic Committee are making it easier for disabled athletes to train in their own communities, including in Colorado Springs. The VA awarded $4.4 million in funds to 95-community based organizations in support of Paralympic sport and physical activity programs for disabled veterans and disabled members of… Continue Reading Parks to benefit from $4.4 million paralympic grant

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