Author: mtcarmelstaff

Veterans Canteen Services in Colorado Springs

What are Veterans Canteen Services? At Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, we provide a vast amount of Military Veteran services, including VCS canteen services. If you need any VA canteen service in Colorado Springs, you’ll want to see what we have to offer. From low-cost goods to helpful programs, you can get quite the discount by simply visiting our Veterans Service Center.

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Which Places Give Discounts to Military Veterans?

As a military veteran, you have served our country well, and it’s always a perk to find out about places that offer discounts exclusively for military veterans. While Veteran’s Day regularly serves as a day for you to get free goods or great discounts, you can save money all year long at certain establishments where military veterans get discounts every day. Let’s take a look at types of businesses offering veterans discounts in Colorado Springs and beyond. In addition, we will highlight one national company in particular that only works with the military, just like the Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center. (more…)

Where to Find Jobs for Military Veterans in Colorado Springs

Are you a military veteran? Have you been wondering where you can find jobs suited for your background? At Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, we are dedicated to finding good jobs for local military veterans. We will discuss with you which jobs you might qualify for, how to apply for these jobs, how to prepare for the interview, and show you how to land the job, with or without a degree. As you make the military career transition, allow us to walk alongside you. (more…)

Jobs For People with PTSD

There’s no question that having PTSD alters the way you live your life, but it doesn’t have to rob you of your livelihood. There are lots of PTSD jobs available for veterans. Among the jobs for PTSD sufferers, you can find a way to earn an income in most any industry. We’ve put together some of the best jobs for  PTSD sufferers for you to consider. (more…)

Benefits A Veteran Receives from a Veteran Service Center

Both the veteran and their family qualify for numerous benefits from the Veteran Service Center. While the list is endless, we will take a look at a few of the top benefits offered for free to both the veteran, their spouse and the entire family. (more…)

Season of Giving is here – Mt. Carmel is ready

 

By Ret. Army Col. Bob McLaughlinBob McLaughlin Photo
Chief Operating Officer

We joined the community to kick off the Season of Giving with two important events: a wreath telethon timed ahead of Veterans Day and our annual Operation Turkeys for Troops before Thanksgiving.

The telethon, in partnership with KRDO News Channel 13 and coloradohonor.com, is part of a nationwide effort to place wreaths on the graves of fallen veterans across the nation on Dec. 14. Our team will assist the community with placements at 10 a.m. (more…)

Operation TURKEYS FOR TROOPS 2019

Mt. Carmel’s annual holiday tradition, Operation TURKEYS FOR TROOPS, ended in record time Nov. 21 as 200 Thanksgiving Baskets were distributed in less than 30 minutes to members of the military and veteran community with all supplies exhausted before 4 p.m.

Earlier in the day, 100 food baskets were set aside for presentation to Gold Star Families who lost a family member in combat service to the nation, and an additional 1,200 individual turkeys were provided to chaplains and first sergeants (more…)

Eyeglasses for Larry

Larry Mooring was pretty excited about his new eyeglasses when he picked them up at Mt. Carmel this past week. He showed them off to most of our staff members and fellow veterans.

“I was treated like a general back there; it’s embarrassing – I don’t think I deserve it,” said Larry of his experience with Veterans Optometry Partners of America, Mt. Carmel’s in-house partner that provided a complete eye exam, digital lenses and name brand frames without out-of-pocket expense – fully-covered by his annual VA optical benefit. (more…)

A hand-up for Danielle

Above: Danielle McCarthy, August 2019

In 2017, Danielle McCarthy’s son returned home from college to Montrose, Colo., to care for her as she recovered from complications related to a medical procedure. At the time, Danielle was responsible for the care of her husband, Air Force Reserve & Army Veteran David McCarthy, Jr.

Tragically, David passed in 2017 from the effects of Gulf-War Syndrome. In the wake of so much personal tragedy, Danielle was forced to sell most family belongings, cash out her last $2,000 of pension, and relocate to Colorado Springs for continued medical care and to rebuild her life. (more…)