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Career Program Benefits Soldiers, Gold Star Wives


Last updated 11/6/2019 at 4:36pm

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Michele Sullivan of Colorado Springs, a Gold Star Wife whose husband died in military service 13 years ago, and her son John check out the newly refurbished vehicle they received through Caliber Collision's Changing Lanes program during a graduation ceremony Nov. 1. Members of the program, which trains outgoing military members in the auto repair trade, refurbished the vehicle as part of their training.

Michele Sullivan and Jennifer Norton's husbands made the ultimate sacrifice when they died in service to this country. On Nov. 1, a group of Fort Carson soldiers honored the legacy of their fallen brothers by presenting the two Gold Star wives and their children with keys to newly refurbished cars to restore their independence and freedom.  

The vehicles were restored by Fort Carson soldiers in Caliber Collision's Changing Lanes program who restored the two vehicles donated by USAA. The program provides service members transitioning into civilian careers with free training and employment...

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