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Job fair for veterans, military, spouses Oct. 6

Unemployment continues to hold steady at record highs and veteran unemployment stays in step with this trend surging to 9% from just 3% at this time last year. The good news: there are organizations hiring this specific... — Updated 10/2/2020 Full story


4ID Foundational Readiness Day

Spc. Hunter Stoner, above, a signals intelligence analyst assigned to Delta Company, 299th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, leads... — Updated 10/21/2020

 By Freddy Groves    Military 

Data Breach Impacts 46,000 Veterans

A data breach occurred at the Department of Veterans Affairs when thieves attempted to divert medical payment funds at the Financial Services Center away from community health care providers that take care of veterans outside the... — Updated 10/21/2020



Congratulations to the U.S. Army's NCO of the Year: Sgt. 1st Class Alexander Berger, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group - Airborne, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort... — Updated 10/21/2020

 By G. Connor Salter    Military 

Local author releases Fort Carson book

There's a surprising amount of information that most people don't know about Fort Carson. For example, many don't know the base (then known as Camp Carson) hosted a Greek army... — Updated 10/21/2020


Soldier discusses roots in Belize

A Google search of Orange Walk, Belize, reveals a vibrant, colorful town with a population of more than 13,000. Once the site of the large Mayan Empire, Lamanai, Orange Walk is... — Updated 10/21/2020


VA Innovation Center invites veterans, public to submit ideas

Passage of the VA MISSION Act of 2018 authorized the creation of a center for care and payment innovation focused on achieving cost savings without hurting quality. The VA Innovation Center (VIC) is that Center. The Secretary of... — Updated 10/21/2020


Veterans Post: Coffee Shop Vets Are One Man Short

I didn’t know if they’d be there, what with the weather snapping cold like it has, but there they were, the elderly veteran crew, arrayed in a wide half circle on the sidewalk outside the coffee shop. Or at least most of them... — Updated 10/13/2020

 By Freddy Groves    Military

Veterans Post

What’s going on in Florida? It appears more criminals are operating there than in other areas of the country. One criminal near Tampa worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs as a transportation assistant who awarded... — Updated 10/7/2020

 By Freddy Groves    Military

Veterans Post: COVID Cancellations

Between March 15 and May 1, the Department of Veterans Affairs canceled 7.3 million medical appointments. The VA’s rationale at the time was to protect staff and veterans from the COVID-19 virus and to conserve their supplies.... — Updated 9/30/2020


Change of responsibility

At left, Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry Higley, brigade Command Sgt. Maj., 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, gives remarks to the audience at the 1st SBCT change of... — Updated 9/30/2020


Army Reserve Soldier shares experience supporting mental health needs of federal COVID response in Texas

Army Reserve Medical Command "This was a great mission of mercy and humanity," reflected Capt. Eric Wilkins. "I will take things I learned from this with me throughout my life." An... — Updated 9/30/2020


Veterans Post: New Scheduling Tool

Struggling to get a medical appointment will be a thing of the past once the Department of Veterans Affairs rolls out its Centralized Scheduling Solution (CSS). Remember when trying to make an appointment involved talking to a cler... — Updated 9/23/2020


Congressman Lamborn accepting applications for Military Service Academies until this Friday

Congressman Doug Lamborn is now accepting applications for students interested in seeking a nomination to one of our nation’s military service academies Class of 2025. The deadline for submitting a completed application to his of... — Updated 9/23/2020


General Election ballots mailed to military, overseas

The Office of the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder has sent approximately 5,200 ballots for the General Election to voters classified under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). These voters with specia... — Updated 9/23/2020


Veterans Post: OnStar Help Available for Veterans in Crisis

We’ve all seen the ads for OnStar gadgets in vehicles that provide instant help for people who are in wrecks. Press the button and an emergency certified adviser is right there, ready to help. The Department of Veterans Affairs h... — Updated 9/16/2020


Military notifies employees of tax deferral implications

The Defense Military Pay Office announced that starting Sept. 15 and continuing through the end of 2020 payroll, or FICA, taxes will stop being deducted from your paycheck as a result of the payroll tax deferral executive action... — Updated 9/16/2020


Things that go 'boom'

U.S. Army Soldiers from Dakota Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, conduct gunnery table V on Fort Carson on Sept. 9. Tank Crew members... — Updated 9/16/2020


Army nurse on a mission

Story by Col. Meritt Phillips, Army Reserve Medical Command   Most brides spend the final week leading up to their wedding day making sure that all the last minute details are... — Updated 9/16/2020


Nanette Brédé Mueller Named El Paso County Veteran of the Year 2020

Last week, El Paso County's Veterans Service Office and the El Paso County Board of Commissioners announced Col. Nanette Brédé Mueller as the Veteran of the Year at their... — Updated 9/16/2020


Sustainment Brigade welcomed home after 'no-notice' deployment

FORT CARSON - Every day millions of people around the world return home to their families from business trips, conferences and other forms of business traveling. The celebrations... — Updated 9/9/2020


Yvonne Coombes named Fort Carson, U.S. Army Spouse of the Year by AFI

Yvonne Coombes, wife of Lt. Col. Mike Coombes, commander, 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division., was named Fort... — Updated 9/9/2020


Springs officials respond to bid to be permanent home of U.S. Space Command

  Recently the city of Colorado Springs, together with the Colorado Springs Chamber and Economic Development Commission, submitted a questionnaire response as the next step in its effort to be named the permanent home of U.S.... — Updated 9/9/2020


U.S. Service Academies, ROTC virtual info night coming 9/15

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, between 5 and 7 p.m. the five Service Academies (U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy) and four college ROTC Programs (Air... — Updated 9/9/2020


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