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The Veterans Voice with Ted Robertson - September 19, 2020

The Veterans Voice with Ted Robertson - September 19, 2020

September 19, 2020

Veteran Voice lead sponsor USAA announces an unprecedented $30 million donation to military organizations nationwide.  Visit www.usaa.com/coronavirus to learn more.  If you’re looking to get a leg up in the job market, learn about Mt. Carmel’s new Level Up Scholarship program providing FREE resources for certifications, continued education, etc.  Partner LeaderQuest, an ACI Company, shares how military, veterans and their families can get FREE training in the fast-growing field of Cyber Security.  And finally, Project Welcome Home Troops is once again offering its impactful Power Breath Meditation Workshop later this month.  Participants learn natural breath-based tools that decrease stress, anxiety and sleep problems leading to mental clarity, enhanced well-being and improved relationships.

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The Veterans Voice with Ted Robertson - September 5, 2020

The Veterans Voice with Ted Robertson - September 5, 2020

September 5, 2020

Great news!  Local initiatives to curb veteran homelessness is decreasing the number of homeless veterans in our community.  Hear how the Pikes Peak Veteran Housing Fund is helping vulnerable veterans find safe and stable housing.   Landlords can play a key role in helping veterans and their families prevent homelessness by receiving incentives and compensation if damage and unpaid rent is incurred.  Join advocates of veteran homeless prevention on September 15 for the 22nd Annual Colorado Springs Homeless Veterans Stand Down event.

The Veteran’s Voice with Ted Robertson - August 22, 2020

The Veteran’s Voice with Ted Robertson - August 22, 2020

August 22, 2020

September is Suicide Prevention Month and Mt. Carmel VSC is excited to partner with BreakThrough Neurofeedback to offer clients a significant REDUCED RATE on brain training sessions which help reduce stress, anger, flashbacks, impulsivity and bitterness, while promoting restful sleep, a sense of calm, patience, clarity, improved energy and motivation.  Hear a first-hand account from a military veteran experiencing PTSD.  And hear updates on Mt. Carmel’s 5th Annual Patriot Day Give Back event Friday, September 4.  Register to be one of 800 families served.

The Veteran’s Voice with Ted Robertson - August 8, 2020

The Veteran’s Voice with Ted Robertson - August 8, 2020

August 8, 2020

Today’s show highlights a new partnership with fellow nonprofit Citizen Soldier Connection that provides critical funds to ensure no Veteran is left behind.  Also, many Veterans don’t realize they have a story to tell.  Sign-up for a Life-Story Timeline exercise at Mt. Carmel and discover how to develop your unique story.  Next, mark August 25 and 26 on your calendar if your job hunting.  A virtual career fair and resume workshop are geared specifically to Military, Veterans and their families.  Lastly, good news for military spouses!  Listen to hear all about the great things happening at Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center.

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - July 25, 2020

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - July 25, 2020

July 25, 2020

Hear how Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center and TESSA are partnering to provide the military and veteran community FREE monthly legal seminars geared specifically to the topics many experience.  And COVID can’t stop annual philanthropic events.  Hear about upcoming outdoor events where you can support Mt. Carmel while enjoying a fun experience.

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - July 11, 2020

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - July 11, 2020

July 11, 2020

Thanks to our generous financial donors, Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center provides all services at no/low cost to military, veterans and their families.  On today’s show we recognize Dear American Heroes and Wells Fargo for their financial support.

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - June 27, 2020

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - June 27, 2020

June 27, 2020

Mt. Carmel, along with financial leaders, including home lending company Loan Depot, are partnering together to offer weekly Financial Wellness Workshops beginning Thursday, July 9.  And hear how the Veteran Service Career Program helps veterans, no matter their era of service, their spouses and eligible dependents find suitable employment tied to their vocational goals.

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - June 13, 2020

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - June 13, 2020

June 13, 2020

The Colorado Springs-region housing market is fierce.  Hear from local leaders with The Lana Rodriguez Group, Homes for All Veterans and Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center how the volatile market is affecting military, veterans and their families across all economic levels.

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - June 6, 2020

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - June 6, 2020

June 6, 2020

Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center is a Beacon of Support for military, veterans and their families.  Chief Operating Officer Bob McLaughlin shares Mt. Carmel’s commitment to serving our communities veterans following their service to our country.  Hear a first-hand account of support received from a client who just happened to find Mt. Carmel as he transitioned out of the military.  And learn how collaborating with our community partners is paramount to Mt. Carmel’s success.

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - May 23, 2020

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - May 23, 2020

May 23, 2020

Hear how an innovative infusion therapy called Ketamine can increase veterans’ quality of life when relief is not obtained from other traditional resources.  In addition, leaders and graduates with the highly popular employment workshop Prep Connect 360 recommend every transitioning military member, veteran and military spouse take the week-long class if they are looking for employment.

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - May 9, 2020

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - May 9, 2020

May 9, 2020

Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center partners Star Dental Institute, National Cyber Security Center and Infinity Shuttle join the show highlighting services, training and employment for military, veterans and their families.

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - April 25, 2020

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - April 25, 2020

April 25, 2020

Leading experts with Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center and Pikes Peak Workforce Center join Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center as they share the effect COVID-19 has had on the veteran community, including small business owners, job seekers and transitioning military.  In addition, a previous Mt. Carmel client shares how he is paying it forward by mentoring fellow military members during their transition.

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - April 11, 2020

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - April 11, 2020

April 11, 2020

Top leaders with Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, the Pikes Peak United Way and TESSA share how local nonprofits are joining together to help connect residents with available resources throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - March 28, 2020

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - March 28, 2020

March 28, 2020

Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center and local financial partners are encouraging veterans to take control of their finances during Financial Literacy Awareness Month in April.  Listen as a representative with Navy Federal Credit Union joins a Mt. Carmel certified financial coach to highlight a new Financial Wellness Program specifically catered to veterans.  In addition, hear about the Quilts of Valor program that presents veterans with quilts, handmade by patriotic men and women volunteers across America.

The Veteran’s Voice with Ted Robertson - March 14, 2020

The Veteran’s Voice with Ted Robertson - March 14, 2020

March 14, 2020

It’s tax season!  Hear how a partner of Mt. Carmel helps businesses take advantage of tax credits available when they hire transitioning military, veterans and their families.  And supporting the employment endeavors of Mt. Carmel, a representative with the Hazardous Waste Worker Training Initiative shares how military installations, including Ft. Carson, provide free training and certifications to military, veterans and their families which lead to employment.

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - February 22, 2020

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - February 22, 2020

February 22, 2020

Mt. Carmel’s Veterans Service Center is excited to offer a Service to Sales and Service to Technician internship program designed to prepare transitioning service members for a career in the automotive sales and service technician industries.  A peer navigator from Mt. Carmel’s Transition and Employment team joins Phil Long Auto Group to share how successful interns can be placed within the Phil Long Auto Group upon completion.

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The Veteran’s Voice with Ted Robertson - February 8, 2020

The Veteran’s Voice with Ted Robertson - February 8, 2020

February 8, 2020

Learn more about Mt. Carmel's internship program for transitioning service members, veterans and their families on this week's Veteran's Voice podcast. Guests from Mt. Carmel’s Transition and Employment team and the SMART Heroes program share how veterans can receive free training in the sheet metal industry through a seven-week course which fulfills their first year of sheet metal apprentice training.

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The Veteran’s Voice with Ted Robertson - January 25, 2020

The Veteran’s Voice with Ted Robertson - January 25, 2020

January 25, 2020

Mt. Carmel is excited to partner with SMART Heroes sheet metal training as part of its internship program for transitioning service members.  Guests from Mt. Carmel’s Transition and Employment team and the SMART Heroes program share how veterans can receive free training in the sheet metal industry through a seven-week course which fulfills their first year of sheet metal apprentice training.

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - January 11, 2020
The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - December 28, 2019
The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - December 7, 2019
The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - November 23, 2019
Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - November 2, 2019

Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - November 2, 2019

November 2, 2019

Licensure reimbursement for military spouses; A Health Fair-for-all ‪Nov 9 at Mt. Carmel‬; Exit West’s Alan Mullineaux says tix available for Hoedown for Heroes, Nov 7‬! Hosted by Navy Veteran & KRDO NewsRadio/KRDO NewsChannel 13 / KRDO.com personality Mike Lewis, presented by USAA Careers in partnership with Star Dental Institute Inc. & Together We Smile. Listen in: tinyurl.com/VVnov2

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The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - October 19, 2019
The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - October 12, 2019

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

October 12, 2019

In this edition of the Veterans Voice with Mike Lewis, Navy Veteran, Damien Ford, begins a new career; Vietnam/Army Veteran, Bob McConnell, invites you all to join a contemporary discussion of faith; Mt. Carmel's Lisa Buckman on Hoedown for Heroes and more!

The Award-Winning Veterans Voice Podcast is hosted by Navy Veteran and KRDO NewsRadio’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 - September 28, 2019

The Veteran’s Voice with Mike Lewis - September 28, 2019

September 28, 2019

In this episode of The Veterans Voice Podcast with Mike Lewis: New services at Mt. Carmel bring positive life impact: Brian & Silesia Wellbrock of FAITH in Action Fitness bring, “Courage to Change”; Josephine Jones of Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book launches Expressive Writing Workshops; Military Matters Ketamine Clinic of Colorado’ Theresa Keefer brings a well-established therapy. Hosted by Navy Veteran & KRDO NewsRadio/KRDO NewsChannel 13 / KRDO.com personality Mike Lewis, presented by USAA in partnership with Star Dental Institute Inc. & the Together We Smile Foundation.

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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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