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Military construction costs on the rise

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The Base Realignment and Closing Commission estimated that construction costs to implement their most recent recommendations would be about $13 billion. But, a Government Accountability Office report released today estimates those costs to reach nearly $20 billion. Army Corps of Engineers officials said the actual rate of construction inflation for the last several years has… Continue Reading Military construction costs on the rise

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The Colorado Small Business Development Center and the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Small Business Conference for Veterans next week. The conference is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Antlers Hilton hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Small business counselors from around the state are scheduled… Continue Reading 3rd annual small business conference for veterans

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The El Paso County Veteran and Military Affairs Office has moved from the Department of Human Services at 105 N. Spruce St. to the first floor of the Robert L. Russel Building at 105 E. Vermijo Ave. The office assists residents who served in the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy and Marine Corps. It… Continue Reading Veteran and Military Affairs Office at new location

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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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