On May 1, we wrote a blog post about how the city and Army planned a wedding of sorts at City Hall.
Called an "Army Community Covenant," the pact involved Colorado Springs Mayor Stephen G. Bach and Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, Fort Carson and 4th Infantry Division commander.
Now, the Army plans to seal the same covenant with the city of Pueblo, which hasn't always fallen in line with the military-industrial complex's wishes as Colorado Springs has.
No matter: Pueblo apparently has bought in to being labeled "an extension of the Fort Carson community."
Here's the release:
Fort Carson and Pueblo will sign an Army Community Covenant at 10 a.m. tomorrow [Tuesday] at the Center for American Values in Pueblo.
The purpose of this covenant is to recognize the many bonds Fort Carson has with the Pueblo community and promote continued efforts to establish new and foster current relationships with community leaders and residents.
Fort Carson and Pueblo partner to support a number of community events, including parades, the Colorado state fair and military appreciation nights at Colorado Springs University - Pueblo. Fort Carson Soldiers and Families live and work in Pueblo, making it an extension of the Fort Carson community
Fort Carson signed an Army Community Covenant with Pueblo West in 2011 and another covenant with Colorado Springs in May.
The Army Community Covenant program is designed to foster and sustain effective state and community partnerships with the Army to improve the quality of life for Soldiers and their Families, both at their current duty stations and as they transfer to other states.
Interested members of the public are invited and welcome to attend.