• New Study Reveals Outsized Economic Impact of Military in Colorado

    New Study Reveals Outsized Economic Impact of Military in Colorado0

    The defense sector, including military and veterans-related activity, was responsible for 247,000 jobs and $36.6 billion in total economic output in Colorado in 2017, a significantly greater impact on the state than previously believed, according to a recent study. A 2015 study found that the military was responsible for 170,000 jobs and $27 billion in

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  • ‘More Work Still Needs to Be Done’ to Assist Homeless Veterans, Carson Says

    ‘More Work Still Needs to Be Done’ to Assist Homeless Veterans, Carson Says0

    There are a number of avenues federal officials can pursue to reverse last year’s rise in the number of homeless veterans across the nation, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson told the audience Wednesday at the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans’ annual conference. Most of the increase, the first since 2010, occurred in just

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  • DOD, VA Health Care Partnership Adds Ft. Jackson’s Hospital0

    A regional health care partnership that started with the medical center at Fort Gordon and two Veterans Affairs hospitals in Georgia has been extended to Fort Jackson’s Moncrief Army Community Hospital and a VA Medical Center in Columbia, S.C. The partnership started in 2012 with a $2.9 million grant from DOD and VA allowing Fort Gordon’s Eisenhower Army Medical Center and VA hospitals in Augusta and Dublin, Ga., to coordinate patient care and identify opportunities for sharing facilities, personnel and services, reported the Augusta Chronicle. Adding the two Co­lum­bia facilities should expand opportunities for collaboration, according to Col. John Lamoureux, chairman of the Georgia-Lina Federal Healthcare Executive Council and Eisenhower’s commander. “We have a shared interest in caring for our nation’s service members and veterans,” Lamoureux said of the five hospitals involved …

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