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Penrose-St. Francis partners with AFA athletics

Penrose-St. Francis partners with AFA athletics

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services announced a partnership with the Air Force Academy Athletics program to be the “Proud Orthopedic Partner for Air Force Athletics.” The year-long partnership kicks off with Penrose-St. Francis as the sponsor of the Air Force Academy football season opener. The Falcons will face Nicholls State University at the Air Force Academy… Continue Reading Penrose-St. Francis partners with AFA athletics

AFA awards $110 million in support service contracts

The U.S. Air Force Academy awarded an Alaska-based contractor with more than $110 million in contracts to provide various support services. The Academy announced Thursday that Aleut Facilities Support Services LLC of Anchorage had won the two five-year contracts. Both contracts were set aside for small businesses, according to a news release. The first contract,… Continue Reading AFA awards $110 million in support service contracts

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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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AFA visitors bring $1.5 million in sales

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AFA visitors bring $1.5 million in sales

The arrival of the class of 2018 at the U.S. Air Force Academy this week, along with the arrival of cadet-candidates at the academy’s Prep School on July 16, will add more than $1.5 million to the local economy, according to a press release. When all the figures are added up, the estimated 4,760 visiting… Continue Reading AFA visitors bring $1.5 million in sales

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Graduations helpful for hospitality industry

Area college commencements can mean a sizeable economic injection to the hospitality industry. Many businesses, from Monument to the south end of Colorado Springs, have seen a significant increase in customers the past couple weeks. Some of that is simply due to warming weather and the inevitable spike in tourists. But it’s difficult to deny… Continue Reading Graduations helpful for hospitality industry

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Air Force Academy Director of Athletics Hans J. Mueh has announced his retirement, effective at the end of the 2014-15 academic year, which will be his 11th as athletic director and 43rd overall at the Academy. “I’ve been blessed to have the opportunity to be in the chair as [athletic director] of the best Division… Continue Reading Air Force Academy athletic director announces retirement

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Weinstein, MRFF fight near and far

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Weinstein, MRFF fight near and far

As charitable foundations go, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation punches way above its weight. In 2012, the organization brought in $584,347 in contributions and grants, and spent $582,136. That’s below the $1 million threshold that many rating agencies use in deciding whether a foundation merits evaluation, and is dwarfed by national giants with much lower… Continue Reading Weinstein, MRFF fight near and far

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AFA to host 11th Research Forum

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AFA to host 11th Research Forum

The U.S. Air Force Academy will partner with UCCS and Colorado College on Saturday to host the 11th annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum. During the one-day research event, college students studying arts, humanities and sciences will present findings from their research over the past year, according to a news release. “Colorado College student Petra… Continue Reading AFA to host 11th Research Forum

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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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Fires of the future: AFA summit deals with projecting natural disasters in the area

When people think of futurism, they often envision abstract design or dystopian fiction. But at the U.S. Air Force Academy, the term represents something relative to reality for many Coloradans: the future of wildfires. The Academy’s Center for Innovation last week hosted the first conference of a series on natural disaster projection and preparedness. The… Continue Reading Fires of the future: AFA summit deals with projecting natural disasters in the area

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