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The $471 billion Defense Appropriations Act that outlines the budget for 2008 Pentagon programs was given final approval by Congress and is headed to President Bush’s desk for signature. As much as $224 million is earmarked for military programs in Colorado. The Pikes Peak region will see a $3.2 million upgrade to the Cheyenne Mountain… Continue Reading Congress approves $471 billion Defense Appropriations Act

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If the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery is replaced, it will still be made from Colorado marble. The tomb has several cracks, which cemetery superintendent John Metzler said eventually will give the tomb a “shabby” appearance. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is aghast over the proposal to junk the Tomb of… Continue Reading Colorado marble to still be used for ‘Unknowns’

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This Veterans Day, Nov. 11th, all Colorado Springs Water Works Car Wash locations will give free car washes to military veterans. No I.D. is required to get the free wash. “Your word is all we need to give you the wash for free,” said Water Works CEO Jim Spinato. The free washes will offered from… Continue Reading Water Works salutes veterans with free car wash

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Recreation fees waived for veterans

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The Bureau of Land Management will waive recreation-related fees for Veterans, military personnel and their families on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11. Entrance and standard fees will be waived for public recreation lands, including National Parks and U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Forest Service lands. “This is a small, but special way of saying thanks… Continue Reading Recreation fees waived for veterans

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Fort Carson will host the 6th Annual Community Sustainability Conference and Expo from noon to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 and from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. This year’s theme is “Securing the Future – A Sustainability Strategy.” The conference is an educational forum intended… Continue Reading Fort Carson hosts 6th Annual Community Sustainability Conference

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AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has been selected for eight project management awards totalling $21.7 million at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The awards amount to two stream restoration projects through the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment and six building renovation projects through the Air Force Civil Engineer Support… Continue Reading AMEC wins Air Force Academy contracts worth $21 million

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A host of companies are partnering to engineer, install and finance a two-megawatt, ground-mounted solar photovoltaic system at Fort Carson Army Base. When completed, the PV project will cover nearly 12 acres, making it the largest solar array at a U.S. Army facility and one of the largest in Colorado, according to the companies. The… Continue Reading U.S. Army’s largest solar project coming to Fort Carson

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$6.2 M contract for T Square

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The T Square Logistics Services Corp. of Colorado Springs has been awarded a $6.2 million contract to provide logistics services at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas.

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Lockheed Martin awarded contracts

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Lockheed Martin-Integrated Systems and Solutions of Colorado Springs has been awarded a contract installment of $25.5 million based on a longer-range 15-year contract valued up to $2.5 billion. Each year, up to $110 million is allocated toward the total contract, according to Peterson Air Force Base purchasing officials. The defense contractor is responsible for providing… Continue Reading Lockheed Martin awarded contracts

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USO package sending event Oct. 3

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On October 3 Colorado Springs residents can purchase USO Care Packages for overseas military troops. The USO packages are the only packages sanctioned by the Department of Defense. Packages can be purchased during a special event and USO concert scheduled from 3 to 10 p.m. at Security Service Field, 4385 Tutt Blvd. Thirteen bands are… Continue Reading USO package sending event Oct. 3

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