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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - September 14, 2019

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - September 14, 2019

September 14, 2019

Veterans Voice: They served generations apart & today mentor veterans—Vietnam Vet/Army Airborne Ranger Bob McConnell & Post 9/11 Air Force Veteran/Combat Rescue Pilot/published author Robert Scoggins. Bob serves a team leading the veteran ministry at firstprescos.org & leads a contemporary discussion of faith, “God’s Knuckleheads”, at the Mt. Carmel chapel bringing vets & community members together *Starts Sep 20, 11:30am-1pm; Robert mentors vets with PTS & TBI.

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Award-Winning Veterans Voice hosted by Navy Veteran, Mike Lewis, presented by USAA in partnership with Star Dental Institute Inc. and the Together We Smile Foundation.

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The Veteran’s Voice - August 24, 2019

The Veteran’s Voice - August 24, 2019

August 24, 2019

The Veterans Voice: Marine Corps Veteran Michael “Sherm” Sherman of 4KidzSports provides youth access to sports, academics, arts & leadership; Military family member & Springs Family Chiropractic Owner Dr. Mark Rocco *AND* Springs Community Acupuncture Director, Hannah Beachy, launch services - now covered under the VA’s Mission Act of 2019 - at Mt. Carmel! The Award-Winning Veterans Voice Podcast is hosted by Navy Veteran & KRDO NewsRadio's Mike Lewis, presented by USAA in partnership with Star Dental Institute, Inc.'s Together We Smile Foundation.

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Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - Preview - August 16, 2019

Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - Preview - August 16, 2019

August 16, 2019

A New Partnership for Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center and a Fundraiser

Springs Community Acupuncture is entering into a partnership with Mt. Carmel after the Veterans Administration, through the 2019 Mission Act, has approved acupuncture for treatment of veterans, military and their family members.  The community is invited to experience acupuncture treatments at discounted rates.  Get yours this Saturday at Mt. Carmel Veterans Service center from 9AM until 3PM.  Proceeds will benefit Mt. Carmel and its mission.

In this preview of Veterans Voice:  KRDO's Mike Lewis talks with Hannah Beachy with Springs Community Acupuncture about a fundraiser to be able to provide low cost acupuncture for veterans at Mount Carmel.

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - August 3, 2019

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - August 3, 2019

August 3, 2019

In this edition of The Veterans Voice with Mike Lewis: Meet Jim Worden, Veteran Army Airborne Ranger & class facilitator for, “How to Find God’s Plan for Your Life,” a 10-session seminar offered at Mt. Carmel (course overview open to the public Aug 7, 7 pm); and we reconnect with Military Spouse Candace Gross, Mt. Carmel client and volunteer, who returns to the show with exciting career news and an inspiring personal story. The Award-Winning Veterans Voice Podcast is hosted by Navy Veteran & KRDO NewsRadio/KRDO NewsChannel 13 / KRDO.com’s Mike Lewis, presented by USAA in partnership with Star Dental Institute, Inc.'s Together We Smile. 

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - July 20, 2019

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - July 20, 2019

July 20, 2019

The Veterans Voice: Goat Patch Brewing Company entrepreneur/former Army Ranger Justin Grant & tribe member Averee Davis on community impact & celebrations as the brewery turns two; Andy Vick, Executive Director, Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, shares Military Arts Connection, matching mil/vets & families with local artists for a powerful, healing experience, fully funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Award-Winning Veterans Voice Podcast is hosted by Navy Veteran & KRDO NewsRadio/KRDO NewsChannel 13 / KRDO.com’s Mike Lewis, presented by USAA in partnership with Star Dental Institute, Inc.'s Together We Smile Foundation.

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - July 6, 2019

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - July 6, 2019

July 6, 2019

In this edition of The Veterans Voice with Mike Lewis presented by USAA in partnership with Star Dental Institute's Together we Smile Foundation: Mt. Carmel’s Janet Farley and Secureset’s Kimberly Hessler, Military Spouse Career Coalition co-chairs, highlight professional licensure reimbursement for military spouses during stateside assignment changes; Air Force Academy’s Lisa Anderson & Fort Carson’s Danielle Thomas discuss program details, and MilSpouse LaDonna Welch, local elementary teacher, shares the personal impact of the program.

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The Award-Winning Veterans Voice Podcast is hosted by Navy Veteran & KRDO NewsRadio/KRDO NewsChannel 13 / KRDO.com’s Mike Lewis, presented by USAA Careers in partnership with Star Dental Institute Inc. & Together We Smile.

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - June 15, 2019

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - June 15, 2019

June 15, 2019

In the latest edition of The Veterans Voice with Mike Lewis Presented by USAA

Mt. Carmel’s Katie Travis and Care & Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado’s Taylor Hargis present, “Cooking Matters for Adults,” a free class Mondays, 4-6 pm at Mt. Carmel teaching healthy meal prep feeding four for less than $10 – and free groceries to participants! Meet Navy Veteran John Sledginowski of AAFMAA offering no-cost financial education, benefit and retirement counseling to the military & veteran community, July 11, 7-8 pm at Mt. Carmel. The Award-Winning Veterans Voice Podcast is Hosted by Navy Veteran & KRDO personality Mike Lewis, presented by USAA Careers in partnership with Star Dental Institute Inc. & Together We Smile.

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - June 1, 2019

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - June 1, 2019

June 1, 2019

The Veterans Voice: Mission Medical Center’s Barb Cronin announces a new partnership to screen patients at Mt. Carmel in an effort to provide medical care to the uninsured & under-insured; MilSpouse Gail Michael lands her dream job with assistance from our MilSPouse Career Program & PC360 partners; Mt. Carmel continues to prepare the community for upcoming career opportunities and events, including the Fountain Community Veterans Fair on June 8. The Award-Winning Veterans Voice Podcast is Hosted by Navy Veteran & KRDO NewsRadio/KRDO NewsChannel 13 / KRDO.com’s Mike Lewis, presented by USAA Careers in partnership with Star Dental Institute Inc. & Together We Smile.

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - May 18, 2019

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - May 18, 2019

May 18, 2019

Fountain Mayor Gabe Ortega and Mt. Carmel’s Col. Bob McLaughlin announce the Fountain Community Veterans Fair on June 8; Mt. Carmel’s Nicole Holling, PMCN’s Christian Nunez, and City of Fountain’s John Trylch bring event details in our second segment; PPWFC’s Becca Tonn & Mt. Carmel’s Janet Farley talk about job-seeker preparation tips ahead of the Military, Veteran & Spouse Employment Expo with 180+ employers on May 29. The Award-Winning Veterans Voice Podcast is Hosted by Navy Veteran & KRDO News Radio’s Mike Lewis, presented by USAA in partnership with Star Dental Institute Inc. & Together We Smile. 

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - May 4, 2019

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - May 4, 2019

May 4, 2019

The latest Veterans Voice: Special Assistant to Mayor John Suthers: Katie Lally and our own Janet Farley discuss the Colorado Springs Military Spouse Career Coalition; Dr. Ash Aragona shares the latest community impact of Star Dental Institute Inc. & Together We Smile; Keegan Meyer of Springs Dry Eye Center introduces new services at Mt. Carmel. Hosted by Navy Veteran & KRDO News Radio personality Mike Lewis, presented by USAA in partnership with Star Dental Institute Inc. & Together We Smile.

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - April 20, 2019

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - April 20, 2019

April 20, 2019

On the latest Veterans Voice: USAA’s Dana Hagood with two exciting announcements: Veterans Voice Podcast earns first place win at Colorado Broadcasters Association Awards & USAA’s Colorado Springs Campus is hosting an On-Site Career Open House, April 27, 9 am-1 pm 1855 Telstar Drive; Hear how Colorado Springs Utilities, Jonathan Liepe, and Peak Workforce Center’s Jennifer Pierceall Herman, both Mt. Carmel community partners, are preparing the community for the largest annual Military/Veteran/MilSpouse-focused job fair May 29. The Mt. Carmel Veterans Voice podcast presented by USAA in partnership with Star Dental Institute and the Together We Smile Foundation publishes the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 08:00.  Veteran's Voice features success stories from Military, Veterans and their families; highlights resources available to all military, veterans and their families and offers military themed news, updates, information and resources.

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Veteran's Voice is FREE and available to download and listen on-demand, any time.  Get the podcast at: krdonewsradio.podbean.com

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - April 6, 2019

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - April 6, 2019

April 6, 2019

On the latest Veterans Voice: Mt. Carmel’s Abbey Westphal and Stable Strides Program Director Chester De’Anglelis discuss Equine Therapy as part of Mt. Carmel’s no-cost Behavioral Health retreat program; Celebrate Month of the Military Child with Veteran Dad Rory & Daughter Katie Travis; Walk-in AARP tax support for all continues at Mt. Carmel through April 11.

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The Mt. Carmel Veterans Voice podcast presented by USAA in partnership with Star Dental Institute and the Together We Smile Foundation publishes the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 08:00.  Veteran's Voice features success stories from Military, Veterans and their families; highlights resources available to all military, veterans and their families and offers military themed news, updates, information and resources.

Veteran's Voice is FREE and available to download and listen on-demand, any time.  Get the podcast at: krdonewsradio.podbean.com

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - March 23, 2019

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - March 23, 2019

March 23, 2019

The Mt. Carmel Veterans Voice podcast presented by USAA in partnership with Star Dental Institute and the Together We Smile Foundation publishes the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 08:00.  Veteran's Voice features success stories from Military, Veterans and their families; highlights resources available to all military, veterans and their families and offers military themed news, updates, information and resources.

Veteran's Voice is FREE and available to download and listen on-demand, any time.  Get the podcast at: krdonewsradio.podbean.com

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - March 9, 2019

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - March 9, 2019

March 9, 2019

In this edition of Veterans Voice with Mike Lewis presented by USAA in partnership with Star Dental Institute and Together We Smile:

PARTNERS ON POINT

 - Angel Ramelb, Lead Recruiter for Peak Vista Community Health Centers

 SUCCESS STORY

Lisa Keenan, Military Spouse and Mt. Carmel Client landed her dream job!

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UPCOMING EVENTS AT MT. CARMEL

National MilSpouse Career Summit

Hosted by Mt. Carmel in partnership with KRDO & MilHousing Network

Emcee’d by Mike Lewis:

Panel of experts – employers and resource providers

Taking on the challenge of Military Spouse Unemployment & Underemployment

MilSpouse Unemployment at 30% nationally

MilSpouse Underemployment at 56% nationally

Watch on the Mt. Carmel, KRDO or MilHousing Network Facebook Platforms (mtcarmelvsc)

Like, share and instant message questions/comments for the panelists

MilSpouse Career Program:

Mil-Spouse Career Program is free to mil/veteran spouses of any era. 

Direct assistance provides job coaching, career readiness workshops, networking events, tailored referral to community partners, and much more.Visit veterans center dot org today

See the Full Events Calendar

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - February 23, 2019

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - February 23, 2019

February 23, 2019

In this edition of Veteran's Voice with Mike Lewis presented by USAA in partnership with Star Dental Institute:

Partners on Point

The National MilSpouse Career Summit is on March 14, 2019.

KRDO’s Mike Lewis moderates a nationally webcast panel discussion focused on challenges, initiatives and solutions impacting military spouse employment.  The event is being webcast from Mt. Carmel in Colorado Springs

Featured Spotlight

 Pikes Peak Workforce Center’s, Amy Phillips:  Department of Labor has an American Job Center serving every county in the nation.  The Pikes Peak Workforce Center serves El Paso & Teller counties key to regional job seeker success and mployer success is PPWFC!

Happenings 

A preview of events to come including Dave Ramsey’s Military Financial Peace University; getting tax assistance and more.

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The Mt. Carmel Veterans Voice podcast, presented by USAA in partnership with Together We Smile and Star Dental Institute, publishes the second and fourth Saturday of each month.  Veteran's Voice features success stories from Military, Veterans and their families; highlights resources available to all military, veterans and their families and offers military themed news, updates, information and resources.

Veteran's Voice is FREE and available to download and listen on-demand, any time.  Get the podcast at: krdonewsradio.podbean.com

 
 
The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - February 9, 2019

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - February 9, 2019

February 9, 2019

In this edition of Veterans Voice with Mike Lewis, our Valentine’s Day-themed edition of the show.  We’re talking about love!  And this town loves its military, veterans and their families! so we have some great love stories to share.

Partners on Point 

Heath & Lindsey Holt – our FIRST love story.  Heath is the Business Operations/Assistant Practice Manager at Star Dental Institute and Lindsey is the Director of Stewardship at Together We Smile (Star’s Non-Profit Organization).  And that’s our SECOND love story – two organizations with a love for the veteran community & their families.

A Success and Love Story

U.S. Navy Veterans, Brian and Jo Derheimer, our THIRD love story, successfully transitioned young veterans, now entrepreneur owners of Inertia Coffee Company (Roastery & Cafe) on 8th Street in Colorado Springs.  Once married, it was a year before the couple was stationed together, then Brian deployed. 

Our FOURTH love story?  Inertia’s social impact to help veterans and their partnership with Mt. Carmel.

Mt. Carmel Events in Our Final Segment!

It's all about Veterans, Military and their families!

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The Mt. Carmel Veterans Voice podcast, presented by USAA in partnership with Together We Smile and Star Dental Institute, publishes the second and fourth Saturday of each month.  Veteran's Voice features success stories from Military, Veterans and their families; highlights resources available to all military, veterans and their families and offers military themed news, updates, information and resources.

Veteran's Voice is FREE and available to download and listen on-demand, any time.  Get the podcast at: krdonewsradio.podbean.com

***SPECIAL***:  Heroes Lost Featuring Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center

***SPECIAL***: Heroes Lost Featuring Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center

February 1, 2019

By KRDO Network News Reporter, Bart Bedsole

Today, 20 veterans took their own lives, according to the latest estimate from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The rate of suicide among veterans is approximately 1.5 times the general population.

Here are a few resources that area available locally:

Mt Carmel Veterans Service Center

American Military Family

22 Until None

Colorado Springs Vet Center (VA)

Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - January 26, 2019

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - January 26, 2019

January 26, 2019

In this episode of Veterans Voice with Mike Lewis presented by USAA in partnership with Star Dental Institute:

In the latest Veterans Voice Kent Fortune, Vice President/General Manager for USAA’s Colorado Springs campus and our presenting sponsor, discusses the importance of setting “resolutions” for 2019; Life and Leadership Coach Monica Griffith discusses the importance of eliminating self-limiting chatter, how to “show-up” in life, and the importance of goals and authentic actions; Military family, Mark and Mary Shuster, ‘give back’ to the military and veteran community as volunteer facilitators of the Dave Ramsey Military Financial Peace University offered at Mt. Carmel, Feb 21-April 18.

 

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - January 12, 2019

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - January 12, 2019

January 12, 2019

In this episode of Veterans Voice with Mike Lewis presented by USAA in partnership with Star Dental Institute:

Dana Hagood, Executive Director of Human Resources for USAA’s Colorado Springs Campus, shares why diversity is crucial to the USAA workforce; discusses hiring goals; and invites the community to the USAA-hosted, Jan 21 breakfast and MLK-Tribute March recognizing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tickets and info: (719) 389-6607. In our Success Story meet Mt. Carmel’s newest partner, Kristin Faith Paruginog, and hear her journey from military family member to founding Chief Executive Officer of Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence. Listen to a candid discussion about the prevention of domestic violence in Colorado Springs and the military/veteran community. Kristin’s organization now has office space and regular hours at Mt. Carmel. 

Happenings:

Wednesdays in Jan: Art Therapy at Mt. Carmel- Art Therapy blends art & counseling to develop self- Jan 16 – Employer Day: Dept of Justice/Fed Bureau of Prisons:

Jan 21-25: PrepConnect 360

Jan 24: Peer Navigator Career Networking Event

For information and event registration for these and more:

Online: Veteranscenter.org

Call: (719) 772-7000

Visit in person: 530 Communication Circle (Off 8th Street)

Follow on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube

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The Veteran’s Voice - December 15, 2018

The Veteran’s Voice - December 15, 2018

December 15, 2018

This edition of the Mt. Carmel Veteran's Voice with Mike Lewis presented by USAA and sponsored by Star Dental Institute features vets on social impact missions.  The objective is success in business and then to reach back and lift up a fellow member of the military.  We share a bit music from the band, Fire Line, whose performances benefit military and first responders.  Then, events news and more from Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center.  Enjoy!

Get Fire Line Here

 

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - December 8, 2018

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - December 8, 2018

December 8, 2018

In this edition of Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis, a service of Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center presented by USAA and sponsored by Star Dental Institute:

Nanette Brédé, Prep Connect 360 Executive Director (and Veteran); Paul Price, Mt. Carmel Director of Employment and Transition and Traci Marques, Executive Director, Pikes Peak Workforce Center & Community Partner, on PrepConnect 360.

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The Mt. Carmel Veterans Voice podcast presented by USAA and sponsored in part by Star Dental Institute publishes the second and fourth Saturday of each month.  Veteran's Voice features success stories from Military, Veterans and their families; highlights resources available to all military, veterans and their families and offers military themed news, updates, information and resources.

Veteran's Voice is FREE and available to download and listen on-demand, any time.  Get the podcast at: krdonewsradio.podbean.com

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - November 24, 2018

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - November 24, 2018

November 24, 2018

In Partners on Point

Dana Hagood, Executive Director, Human Resources for the USAA Colorado Springs Campus

  • Amazingly successful job fair last month – helped a lot of people – lots of Veteran, newly-transitioned military, and military spouses!
  • At a time of historically-low unemployment (3.7%), more than 1,300 attended that event!
  • And USAA is set to do it all over again on Dec 1 at the USAA Campus

Featured Spotlight

Mt. Carmel is all about the power of collaboration to help veterans, military and their families. Have we got a story for you! Meet Army Veteran Harold,with an amazing story.

**His life is changed today because of these two organizations:  

Marshall Bosworth, El Paso County Veterans Service Officer

  1. *El Paso County Veteran Services Office – provides incredible service to veterans
  2. *Their Mt. Carmel office is the most popular partner in the building
  3. Alex Gonzales, Mt. Carmel Supportive Services Team-VA Work Study/Navy Vet & CTU computer engineering student
  • Army veteran: served as a forward observer to direct fire, led security missions, conducted detention operations, operated heavy vehicles and led teams responsible for feeding troops
  • Struggled 5 years; and then a devastating event before Xmas- 2017 – what happened?
  • Separated from family & relocated to Colo Springs to find work
  • Struggled *hard* until October; Car repossessed & homelessness
  • Referred to Mt. Carmel this October; Received emergency assistance *AND*
  • Alex helped launch a re-look at VA benefits; County provided recommendations
  • El Paso County VSO David Donohew Identified major & multiple SNAFUs
  • Long overdue VA benefits paid less than 30 days later – major life impact!
  • Today: Working with Pikes Peak Workforce Center Financial Counselor to credit & buy a home for his family.

Happenings:

USAA JOB FAIR: Dec 1 & USAA CAMPUS

Mt. Carmel has been named to Indy Gives 2018!

  • An incredible opportunity for the community to show support
  • They are a non-profit organization
  • Community support is crucial to all programs
  • The non-profit has directly impacted nearly 5,000 clients through more than 20,000 client visits since 2016.
  • Please visit: indygive.com *OR* veteranscenter.org to learn more!

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The Mt. Carmel Veterans Voice podcast presented by USAA and sponsored in part by Star Dental Institute publishes the second and fourth Saturday of each month.  Veteran's Voice features success stories from Military, Veterans and their families; highlights resources available to all military, veterans and their families and offers military themed news, updates, information and resources.

Veteran's Voice is FREE and available to download and listen on-demand, any time.  Get the podcast at: krdonewsradio.podbean.com

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - November 10, 2018

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - November 10, 2018

November 10, 2018

Partners on Point

Kent Fortune, Regional Vice President of the USAA Campus in Colorado Springs

Huge Job Fair on Dec 1, at the USAA Colo Springs campus!  Ahead of job fair, Mt. Carmel & their partners can help with resumés, LinkedIn & elevator pitch to ensure Job Fair Success and maybe a USAA opportunity!

Featured Spotlight

Lindsey Holt, Director of Stewardship for Together We Smile

Veterans Voice Podcast is sponsored by Star Dental Institute.

Star makes significant social impact through its non-proft, “Together We Smile”.  Together we Smile held a major outreach event with significant impact, improving the lives of 50 Pikes Peak residents during their advanced dental surgery course, Oct. 9 through 12.

The training was attended by 10 doctors from around the US and provided the latest industry procedures and technologies for new and replacement dental implants at Star’s 21st Street Clinic in Colorado Springs.  The effort provided 50 surgeries donated with an estimated value of $140K.

Special Guest

Mt. Carmel Community Champion Randy Gradishar

Denver Broncos #53, All-American “Orange Crush” Defense.  Broncos named him their 2018 Salute to Service Nominee.  Randy was at Mile High Stadium, on the field rallying the team and fans this past weekend.

Happenings

Excited to be part of Indy Gives 2018!

An incredible opportunity for the community to show support.  Mt. Carmel Veterans Service provides career and transition assistance, behavioral health and wellness, supportive services, connection to community resources, and safe event space for veterans, military members and their families.  Our non-profit has directly impacted more than 4,200 unique clients in the Pikes Peak region through more than 20,000 client visits since 2016.  Please visit: indygive.com to learn more!

Information and Event Registration

Online: Veteranscenter.org – check out the calendar – events & services every day/every weekend for veterans, military & their families!  Call us at: (719) 772-7000.  Visit in person: 530 Communication Circle (Off 8th Street)

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KRDO Noon News with Mike Lewis - Mt. Carmel Veteran’s Service Center - October 31, 2018

KRDO Noon News with Mike Lewis - Mt. Carmel Veteran’s Service Center - October 31, 2018

November 1, 2018

"They Served, We Give!"  Mt. Carmel Veteran's Service Center is expanding on Veteran's Day, celebrating veterans, military and their families all month long starting with a fundraiser Thursday, November 1, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - October 27, 2018

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - October 27, 2018

October 27, 2018

In this edition of Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis:

Partners on Point

Medicare-eligible veterans are faced with difficult decisions about healthcare. The Medicare Mentors, Retired Army Lt. Col Rich Lewis and Partner Pam Behrendt – partners at Mt. Carmel – provide free assistance in considering options. Get free advice twice a week if you’re Medicare-eligible members of the Veteran Community at Mt. Carmel, Tuesdays 1-5 pm & Thursdays 10am–2 pm; Appointments at 772-7000

Featured Spotlight

Kristi Smith, U.S. Marine Veteran, UCCS Class of 2018 Graduate and Mt. Carmel Client. 

She is a former Marine & Colorado Army National Guardsman; experienced in applying personal networks to accomplish goals; driven to win-win solutions; just completed UCCS Communications Degree; skilled in American Sign Language; active job seeker; pursuing: Work with diverse groups, mentoring youth, achieving positive social change.

Mt. Carmel helped her navigate a major career change; meet a variety of transition needs.

Happenings

If you missed the Big Job Fair w/190 employers yesterday…and I hope not…three important events are ahead – and Mt. Carmel can help you prepare:

Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center – Today:

Previously advertised everywhere, but *Happening Today – Saturday Oct 27* from 8 am-4 p.m at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center, Denver: Same Day interviews at their ongoing job fair – 11 different career fields being recruited in medical and support areas. More info at: usajobs.gov Event is at 1700 North Wheeling Street in Aurora, Colo. – today – Oct 27 until 4 p.m.

DAV Veterans Career Fair: Nov 1, 11 am-3 pm, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center:

Led by national military recruiting firm, RecruitMilitary, event is open to anyone who has served on active duty, the National Guard, the Reserves and spouses. Fifty-two employers attending – all listed online at:http://recruitmilitary.com/ColoradoSprings

*Make sure you’re doing your job fair follow-up – professional thank-you’s, LinkedIn connections and emails after the job fair – Mt. Carmel can help show you how also!

They Served, We Give Celebration on Nov 1: The community is invited to Celebrate & Honor Veterans at a reception at Mt. Carmel, Nov 1, 5-7 pm. Food, beverages, entertainment and silent auction. Bring your friends – we’re celebrating Veterans!

Colo Springs Military Spouse Hiring Reception: Nov 6, 5-7 p.m. at Penrose House Conference Center - Networks & interact directly with HR experts & hiring managers from local & national companies; Get resume assistance & a LinkedIn photos! Pre-Register through the Hiring Our Heroes webpage – More details are on the Mt. Carmel FB, Instagram & Twitter.

Mt. Carmel Peer Navigators networking event Nov 8, 5-7 pm - Specifically for Veterans, Military Spouses and transitioning military members! Expand your professional job search network and practice your elevator pitch with local employers, community partners and others. Free snacks and beverages at Red Leg Brewing Company, 4630 Forge Road.

Trauma Informed Care Training Nov 15– In partnership with Griffith Centers, Mt. Carmel offers no-cost Trauma-informed Care training for those who have experienced trauma or have a loved one who has experienced trauma. Training helps to increase understanding regarding trauma, and how trauma impacts the brain and behaviors.  Class is Nov 15, noon to 3 p.m. at Mt. Carmel. Call 772-7000 to reserve your spot.

Excited to be part of Indy Gives 2018!

  • An incredible opportunity for the community to show support
  • We are a non-profit organization
  • Community support is crucial to all of our programs
  • Mt. Carmel Veterans Service provides career and transition assistance, behavioral health and wellness, supportive services, connection to community resources, and safe event space for veterans, military members and their families.
  • Our non-profit has directly impacted more than 4,200 unique clients in the Pikes Peak region through more than 20,000 client visits since 2016.
  • Please visit: indygive.com to learn more!

For information and event registration for these and more:

Online: Veteranscenter.org – check out the calendar – events & services every day/every weekend for veterans, military & their families!

Call us at: (719) 772-7000

Visit in person: 530 Communication Circle (Off 8th Street)

Follow on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - October 13, 2018

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - October 13, 2018

October 13, 2018

Welcoming Special Guest Host Nanette Brede, Director of Prep Connect 360

In Partners on Point:

Prepping for the big USAA Job Fair & Other Career Opportunities

 

  • Daniel Martinez, Mt. Carmel Director of Employment & Transition Programs

    • What jobseekers should be thinking about ahead of a job fair
    • What services Mt. Carmel provides in this area? (and for who)
  • Aaron Kiewicz, Leaderquest Employment Development Manager (Mt. Carmel partner & veteran)
    • Significant role helping Mt. Carmel ensure clients with LinkedIn Readiness
    • Key partner connecting clients to Cyber career opportunities (major careers sector)
  • Dan Maxwell, Transitioning U.S. Army Soldier & Mt. Carmel Client
    • Share his story/transition into civilian life & our local workforce in second segment

Mt. Carmel Employment & Transition Program

  • Numerous career programs/veterans/family members of all eras
  • Prepare for success: Mock Interviews, Resume development
    • Partner collaboration: PC360 program w/assistance from Leaderquest w/LinkedIn

      • Next PC360 Nov 5-9

         

Featured Spotlight:

Meet Mt. Carmel Client Daniel Maxwell, employment-ready and transitioning from active duty service.

In Happenings:

Oct 24 – USAA-sponsored Oct 24 Job Fair at the Chapel Hills Event Center.

  • Open to Transitioning Military, Veterans and Military Spouses
  • Carmel & partners will help jobseekers prepare for success
  • Top regional/national employers in hottest job sectors (190+ employers signed up!)

14 Oct: Warrior 1st Car Show, benefitting veterans, 9am-3 pm at Mt. Carmel, Car owners/vendors call: (720) 725-4619

16 Oct – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. - Construction and Trades Job Fair at Mt. Carmel

Excited to be part of Indy Gives 2018!

  • An incredible opportunity for the community to show support
  • We are a non-profit organization
  • Community support is crucial
  • Please visit: indygive.com to learn more!

For information and event registration for these and more:

Online: Veteranscenter.org

Call: (719) 772-7000

Visit in person: 530 Communication Circle (Off 8th Street)

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The Veteran’s Voice - September 29, 2018

The Veteran’s Voice - September 29, 2018

September 29, 2018

In this edition of Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis: 

In our Partner on Point segment, we focus on career and employment-minded military spouses with guests, Janet Farley, Mt. Carmel MilSPouse Career Program Manager; Dana Hagood, USAA Executive Director of Human Resources & Region Operations; Candace Gross, *Employment-ready* Military Spouse & Mt. Carmel Client; and Tammy Oberheyser, Military Spouse and Dental Assistant at Star Dental.

In our Featured Spotlight,  Candace Gross, *Employment-ready* military spouse and Mt. Carmel Client!

In Happenings:

Oct 24 – USAA-sponsored Oct 24 Job Fair at the Chapel Hills Event Center.

  • Open to Transitioning Military, Veterans and Military Spouses
  • Mt. Carmel & partners will help jobseekers prepare for success
  • Top regional/national employers in hottest job sectors (170+ employers signed up!)

9 OCT – 10 a.m. – noon – How to succeed at the Job Fair at Mt. Carmel

16 Oct – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. - Construction and Trades Job Fair at Mt. Carmel

Excited to be part of Indy Gives 2018!

  • An incredible opportunity for the community to show support
  • We are a non-profit organization
  • Community support is crucial
  • Please visit: indygive.com to learn more!

No Cost Retreats – for Couples, Indi duals, families

  • Half-day, full-day, multi-day
  • Some include horseback riding, fishing, hiking, sports
  • Some include equine and art therapy or trauma-informed yoga
  • Includes on-site professional counseling, as desired
  • Meals included
  • Several upcoming this fall

For information and event registration for these and more:

Online: Veteranscenter.org

Call: (719) 772-7000

Visit in person: 530 Communication Circle (Off 8th Street)

Follow on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube

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The Veteran’s Voice Podcast with Mike Lewis is a sevice of Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center presented by USAA and sponsord by Star Dental Institute.  Veterans Voice publishes the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at 08:00.  Get the podcast at krdonewsraio.podbean.com

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - September 15, 2018

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - September 15, 2018

September 15, 2018

In this edition of Veteran's Voice with Mike Lewis:

Partners on Point features Nicole Holling, Mt. Carmel Director of Veteran & Family Resources and Liz Foster, Financial Coach with the Pikes Peak Workforce Center are in studio to talk about a variety of ways they are able to provide a hand-up without duplicating other community services; and most often working in close partnership help clients. 

For our Featured Spotlight, U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Mark Shuster & his wife Mary who both give back to the Veteran community in a big way in Colorado Springs.

And in Happenings, no-cost retreats; a big USAA veteran hiring event; the MilSpouse Career Program; IndyGives campaign; career counseling workshops and more!

The Veteran's Voice Podcast with Mike Lewis publishes on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at 08:00.  Get the podcast at krdonewsradio.podbean.com  

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - September 1, 2018

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - September 1, 2018

September 1, 2018

Welcome to the Inaugural Edition of Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis!

A service of Mt. Carmel Veteran’s Service Center, presented by USAA and sponsored by Star Dental Institute.

In Partners on Point:

Mike Lewis introduces Bob McLaughlin, Mt. Carmel COO; Dr. Gary Moore, Owner of Star Dental Institute and Jim Hannon, USAA GM/Site Director, to discuss their mutual and collective interest helping veterans and how their organizations do that individually and through their collaboration in the Veteran’s Voice podcast.

In the Featured Spotlight:

The group recognizes a veteran in the community.  In this edition of Veteran’s Voice, Michael Tucker, former army infantryman who today serves on the USAA team. 

In Happenings:

September/October networking, job fairs, movie screenings and more for veterans, military and their families.

The Veteran’s Voice Podcast with Mike Lewis originates from flagship station KRDO Newsradio in Colorado Springs and publishes on the 2nd and 4th Saturday every month at 08:00 hours MDT.  Get it on-demand at:  The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis