Military

Military Appreciation Golf Tournament, July 11th

Meridian Ranch residents who are active-duty or retired military and their spouses are invited to join us on July 11th at 8:00 am for the 3rd Annual Meridian Ranch Military Appreciation Golf Tournament. The event is completely free as our way to honor you and features greens fees, a golf cart, coffee, donuts, lunch and more.…

Fort Carson Fireworks on July 2, 2021

Fort Carson will have fireworks as part of its Fort Carson Freedom Fest celebration on Friday, July 2 at Iron Horse Park. Freedom Fest is open to Department of Defense ID cardholders and their guests with a valid visitor pass. Entertainment will include a concert featuring Joe Nichols, with special guests Logan Mize, Johnny McGuire, Ashlee & The…

Veterans Day 2020 Discounts

Veterans Day 2020 is on Wednesday, Nov. 11th, 2020. These Veterans Day discounts, free meals and other programs are being shared so that Veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors are aware of all resources available to them. Veterans Day discounts and meals at restaurants  Applebee’s – November 11, 2020Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal…

Veterans, Gold Star Families get free entrance to national parks

Veterans and Gold Star Families will be granted free access to national parks, wildlife refuges and other Federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior starting on Veterans Day this year and every day onward. “With the utmost respect and gratitude, we are granting Veterans and Gold Star Families free access to the iconic…

Veterans Benefit in Colorado

The most underused Veteran benefit in Colorado in 2020 according to VAntage Point: “Colorado has a free Lifetime Fish & Game small game license for Veterans 60% or more service connected.” – Richard J. Tremaine, director, Division of Veterans Affairs Veterans can learn more at www.Colorado.Gov/Vets. Find benefits for your state.

Fort Carson Fireworks Update

FORT CARSON, Colo. – Fort Carson and the 4th Infantry Division will host its Independence Day Fireworks Celebration for Department of Defense ID cardholders and their dependents only at 9:20 p.m. tentatively on Saturday at Iron Horse Park. Patrons are required to stay in the proximity of their vehicle (tailgate, truck bed, etc.).  If they…

Fort Carson, City of Colorado Springs Plan Special Independence Day Tribute

FORT CARSON, Colo. – Fort Carson and the 4th Infantry Division, in cooperation with the city of Colorado Springs, and several other community organizations, have planned a Black Hawk helicopter flyover from approximately 6:55 – 8p.m., Saturday.    The flyover is a special Independence Day tribute to honor the military men and women, past and…

Veteran of the Year Nominations

Do you know an outstanding veteran? Someone who has demonstrated not only exemplary military service, but also strong community service, and support for veterans in the community? If the answer is yes, you should nominate them for El Paso County’s 2020 Veteran of the year! Nominations are now open for this year’s award. Nominees must…

Peterson AFB Access Changes for April 24, 2020

Colorado Springs, CO – Starting Friday, April 24, everyone entering Peterson AFB and Cheyenne Mountain AFS must possess a DoD issued identification card. Some examples include the Common Access Card (CAC) and retiree and dependent identification cards. Nobody will be allowed to vouch for passengers in their vehicles. Everyone must have an authorized DoD credential.…

Peterson AFB, Cheyenne Mountain AFS implement DOD guidance for Face Coverings

Effective April 8, all individuals on Peterson AFB and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station will wear protective face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of physical distance in all public areas and work centers. The Department of the Air Force supports, and will continue to implement, all measures necessary to mitigate risks to the…

Air Force Academy Begins Early Release of Cadets

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, and with multiple members of our base populace being monitored, we have made the conservative decision to begin an orderly dismissal of a large segment of our Cadet population. The goal of this action is to maximize the chances of graduating our senior…

Coronavirus Now In Colorado

Governor Jared Polis announced the First Case of COVID 19 In Colorado. For the latest information on the coronavirus (COVID-19), visit the Centers for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov/covid19. Please call your doctor, medical facility or emergency before traveling to the facility so they can evaluate the symptoms. As of March 5, 2020 there are now…

75th Anniversary of the Flag Raising at Iwo Jima

On Feb. 23, 1945, four days after the initial assault on the island of Iwo Jima, Marines took control of the high ground and planted a flag atop Mt. Suribachi. The flag raising didn’t signal the end of the fight on Iwo Jima. It did motivate the Marines and corpsmen still flushing out an entrenched…

Coronavirus: VA Affairs Guide

The new virus causes respiratory illness in humans, usually 2–14 days after exposure. Illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The virus is thought to spread mainly from close contact with an affected person. It spreads in the air, like flu, and through droplets from sneezes and…

Fundraiser For Gannon Stauch Family At Fountain Community Theater

Fountain Community Theater is doing a special performance of Give ’em Hell Harry!! as a fundraiser for family of Gannon Stauch on Monday February 17th 2020 at 6:30 pm 326 W. Alabama Ave. Fountain, CO All proceeds of this event will go to the family of Gannon Stauch in the hope that this small effort…

Find Gannon Stauch Volunteer’s Needed

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Department is now taking applications for citizen volunteers in the search for Gannon Stauch. Link to application: https://bit.ly/2S8qUHa. Applications can be returned to shrcommunityvolunteer@elpasoco.com. Once your application is approved you will be contacted with further instructions. #FindGannon