Peterson Air Force Base members will conduct an emergency response exercise April 22-26 as part of the 21st Space Wing’s continued commitment to ensure base readiness. These exercises may cause delays at the gate. There will be some traffic disruption and potentially some temporary delays in services in the areas where exercise scenarios are taking place. We ask our mission partners and community members for patience. These exercises are vital training tools that ensure our emergency response forces are able to effectively respond to unplanned crisis events.
Congratulations to Vanguard senior Hailey Grace Giddens on being a 2019 Daniels Fund recipient. The Daniel’s Fund Scholarship pays educational expenses after scholarships, financial aid, and expected family contribution for scholars to attend any accredited nonprofit college or university in the U.S. for students who have demonstrated exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities.
Still in its inaugural year, the Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center’s Veteran’s Voice Podcast won the first place Colorado Broadcasting Award April 12 in the Best Use of New Media - Major Market category.
The program, presented by USAA in partnership with Star Dental Institute and Together We Smile, highlights military, veterans, their families and the impact of supportive community partnerships and resources. Produced twice a month, Veteran’s Voice is hosted by KRDO personality and Navy Veteran Mike Lewis.
“This is an extraordinary partnership that shares the positive impact of veterans and families -- through their own personal stories -- when backed by a community as supportive as the Pikes Peak region,” said Retired Army Col. Bob McLaughlin, Mt. Carmel Chief Operating Officer.
Launched in September and produced twice a month, Veteran’s Voice is divided into three segments highlighting partnerships, a success story, and upcoming Mt. Carmel and partnered events and services supporting Colorado’s largest military and veteran population.
“Military Veterans and their families are such an important part of our local community that our social impact often reflects this in meaningful ways,” said Mark Pimentel, KRDO Network General Manager. “Efforts include our award-winning Veteran’s Voice podcast, a special report on the national veteran suicide epidemic, and our recent partnered production with Mt. Carmel on the National MilSpouse Career Summit. KRDO is proud to support our military and veteran community effectively and in ways that connect their service to our wider audience.”
Recognized in one of the most competitive Colorado Broadcasters Award Categories, New Media Use, Veteran’s Voice is produced, packaged for distribution and placed on a podcast platform. From there, KRDO and project partners share the podcast on-line and via social media resulting in one of the most downloaded and shared programs produced by KRDO.
"Star Dental Institute, in conjunction with our 501c3 Together We Smile are honored to support the work of the Veteran's Voice Podcast,” said program partner and contributing sponsor Dr. Gary Moore. “I believe that the practical benefits and immediate impact that this has for Veterans and their families will be a positive influence in our community for years to come. A very well-deserved award!"
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