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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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Fort Carson hosts semi-annual post yard sale

Fort Carson will host a semi-annual post-wide yard sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in all on-post housing areas and the old commissary parking lot. The event is free and open to the public. On-post residents can set up in front of their homes, while single soldiers and off-post residents can set up… Continue Reading Fort Carson hosts semi-annual post yard sale

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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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Blue skies ahead: Fort Carson benefits from revived funding, a sign of its stature

While President Barack Obama was signing a $1.1 trillion appropriations act into law last week, Colorado Springs’ reassured Army outpost was looking at a hefty check it is waiting to cash. Of the $487 billion that the legislation set aside for the Department of Defense’s fiscal year 2014 budget, $9.8 billion will fund military construction… Continue Reading Blue skies ahead: Fort Carson benefits from revived funding, a sign of its stature

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New defense funding sets Piñon Canyon limits

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The National Defense Authorization Act, which was signed into law in late December by President Barack Obama, includes language that would ensure the protection of land surrounding Fort Carson’s primary remote test site. An amendment to the act that was introduced by U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colorado, and U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, now requires… Continue Reading New defense funding sets Piñon Canyon limits

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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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Military recalls many, not all

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Military recalls many, not all

The partial shutdown of government functions became temporary Monday, when thousands of federal employees were invited back to work in Colorado Springs and across the nation. Local military bases and the Mountain Post were similarly affected, according to sources who work there. Although no one has yet calculated the economic loss to the city of… Continue Reading Military recalls many, not all

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Hagel’s visit highlights defense budget’s uncertainty

As the U.S. Army prepares to cut 80,000 military members — a 14 percent reduction in active-duty personnel — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel came to Fort Carson last week and assured soldiers that the cuts are an opportunity for a more nimble fighting force. Fort Carson will lose the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, part… Continue Reading Hagel’s visit highlights defense budget’s uncertainty

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The Army will approach restructuring its combat brigades carefully, in order to maintain readiness and flexibility, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel during his visit Friday to Fort Carson. “We had to restructure, by law,” he said. “The Army decided to deactivate 12 brigrades. That decision affects this base. But in the long run, this base’s… Continue Reading Hagel: Carson will see ‘manpower increase’

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Fort Carson stands to gain 1,800 after Army restructuring

The Army’s restructuring plan has been kind to Fort Carson. While other military posts around the world will see losses of thousands of soldiers as the Army moves to a smaller fighting force, the Mountain Post now is scheduled to grow by 1,800 during the next six years. “Including other restructuring changes, the Army anticipates… Continue Reading Fort Carson stands to gain 1,800 after Army restructuring

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