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Veterans earn jobs through Fort Carson fellowship

A new fellowship program in the Pikes Peak region is helping veterans translate their military skills into jobs with local government.

The 16-week fellowship is designed to create a smooth transition, learning the language of the bureaucracy, said Darrin Tangeman, program manager for the Veterans Local Government Management Fellowship. 469 more words

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New battery technology saves Soldiers time, money on the battlefield

Twenty years ago, one phone call between two Army engineers led to a cost-effective lithium-ion battery solution for what was then an up-and-coming guided missile system. 26 more words

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P-38 pilot reunited with fighter at Colorado Springs World War II museum

James Kunkle Sr. was reunited with an old war “buddy” Saturday during a visit to the National Museum of World War II Aviation in Colorado Springs. 478 more words

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Turkey gave U.S. heads-up on Syria operation: Mattis

Turkey gave Washington advance warning before launching an operation against US-allied Syrian Kurdish forces, and Ankara has “legitimate” security concerns in the area, Defense Secretary… 20 more words

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China Readying New Catapult for 3rd Aircraft Carrier

China is likely to use an electromagnetic catapult for fighter jets on its third aircraft carrier, experts said on Thursday. The world’s leading electromagnetic catapult technology was… 21 more words

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Successful Fifth Flight Test of Agni-5 Ballistic Missile

Long Range Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile, Agni-5, was successfully flight-tested for its full range today at 0953 hrs from Dr Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha. This was the fifth test of the Missile… 21 more words

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Fort Carson pushes forward with sustainable energy despite mixed signals

Fort Carson is pushing forward to diversify the sprawling post’s renewable energy portfolio despite apathy and even resistance from the White House.

It wants to add power from a hydroelectric plant that would be built downstream from Pueblo Dam, underscoring Fort Carson’s commitment to renewable energy, now met primarily by solar arrays. 785 more words

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