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  1. 1. ALASKA POST RECYCLED Recycled material is used in the making of our newsprint Home of the Arctic Warriors Vol. 3, No. 49 Fort Wainwright, Alaska December 7, 2012Flying Dragons on target at UH-60 gunnery Staff Sgt. Trish McMurphy, U.S. Army Alaska PAO Steady position, aiming, controlled breathing and trigger squeeze are the four fundamentals of marksmanship every Soldier in the Army learns. But what if a Soldier can’t get a steady po- sition? What if that Soldier is on a moving platform, like a helicopter? Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 52nd Avia- tion Regiment, 16th Combat Aviation Bri- gade (Alaska) “Flying Dragons” learned to fire weapons in just those conditions Nov. 12 during the unit’s gunnery just south of Eiel- son Air Base. Despite the frigid Interior Alaska temper- atures (the area’s high temperature was 1 degree Fahrenheit according to accuweather. com), members of A Company, 1-52nd engaged targets from UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. Spc. Korye Belangia, a Point Harbor, N.C., native and crew chief with A/1-52nd said the unit conducts ranges several times a year, both here and at the National Training Cen- ter on Fort Irwin, Calif. “It’s mostly cold when we do them here,” Belangia said. “The targets are good for practice,” he said, “we have truck mock-up, hangar and jets.” “I put a whole can (of ammo) in one of theSoldiers fire on mock tanks, trucks and other simulated targets during the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, 16thCombat Aviation Brigade (Alaska) aerial gunnery Nov. 12 in the Yukon Training Area south of Fairbanks. (Photo by StaffSgt. Trish McMurphy/U.S. Army Alaska PAO) See FLYING DRAGONS on page 4 Ladies’ Luau held at Bassett Tune in Sunday -- vote Army Community Hospital for Fort Wainwright’s Trish Muntean, Fort Wainwright PAO for Arctic Health Link. “We all know that these things that we are talk- own Rising Star Visitors to Bassett Army Communi- ty Hospital Nov. 29 may have thought they were visiting a resort with yoga ing about are not all that fun, but we wanted to make it something special for ladies.” And the ladies were certainly en- Allen Shaw, and Zumba classes, massages, aroma- joying it. Friends Kim Gomez, wife of Fort Wainwright PAO therapy and refreshments including Spc. Eric Gomez, 1st Battalion, 24th tropical drinks with fancy little pa- Infantry Regiment , 1st Stryker Bri- It is time to tune in, cast per umbrellas. But no, it was actually gade Combat Team, 25th Infantry your vote and make a dif- Ladies’ Luau, a healthcare event for Division, and Crystal Jacoby, wife of ference. The finals for the women which also featured medical Staff Sgt. Justin Jacoby, came out just eighth season of Operation exams, vouchers for mammograms, to have a good time, spend time with Rising Star begin Sunday nutrition education, blood pressure friends and have a ladies’ night out. and the Fort Wainwright screening and more. It wasn’t all fun however. It was about contest winner is one of “We want to really educate people prevention and education as well. the top 12 finalists. and remind them that it is an impor- “The Army right now is trying to Calvin Snead, former tant health thing that they need to do transition from a healthcare system to Soldier, Army reserv- and they need to take care of and peo- a system of health,” said Brandy Os- ist, alumnus of the 2010 ple tend to want to take care of these tanik, Medical Department Activity- Army Soldier Show and things if there is some fun attached to husband of Staff Sgt. Ka- it,” said Cindy Henley, nurse educator See LADIES’ LUAU on page 4 Mesha Snead, Dental-Ac- tivity Alaska, is in Texas preparing to take the stage at the Fort Sam Houston Theatre. Operation Rising Star, a military singing compe- tition based on the FOX Calvin Snead has served in the U.S. Army for the television show “Ameri- past nine years, deploying to Iraq and the Sinai Pen- can Idol,” has celebrity insula of Egypt. During his time in Egypt, he felt the judges and recording art- spirit of the Lord upon him more powerful than ever ists, and will be televised before; calling him to minister through more ways by the Pentagon Channel. than just song. In April 2006, he accepted the call- Shows are scheduled to ing on his life and immediately began to minister air at 2 a.m., 10 a.m. and the word of God. As a devoted man of the cloth, 4 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday his goal is to spread the Word of God to as many as and Thursday with finale possible and “leave no one behind.” shows Dec. 15 and 16. Those who don’t have access to the Pentagon Saturday, got started rehearsing for the show early Channel can stream the Monday. He said, “I am having a blast.” Before he program live on http:// left he said, “One of the greatest opportunities is working with famous vocal coach Debra Byrd, who sure/promotions/contes- has been the main vocal coach on American Idol.” tants.aspx. Voting will be Snead impressed the judges and wowed the open for two hours after crowd during the local competition, a video of his each broadcast. Snead, who flew south Cindy Mace of the Breast Cancer Detection Center of Alaska attended to educate See RISING STAR on page 3 women about the different types of breast cancer, self exams, preventive care and to schedule available appointments. (Trish Muntean/Fort Wainwright PAO) WEEKEND WEATHER BRIEFS Home for the Holidays - Saturday Newcomers Orientation - 1 to 3 p.m. in the Southern Lights Wednesday Chapel. This free community event 9 a.m. in the Last Frontier Community Activ- is provided by the post housing part- ity Center. Mandatory for Soldiers and open to Friday Saturday Sunday ner, North Haven Communities. Meet Family and civilian employees. Providing vital Partly cloudy Mostly cloudy Cloudy with a Santa, decorate cookies and make or- information for all newcomers. Coordinated by Highs around -25 Highs around -10 chance of snow naments. The 9th Army “Arctic Warrior” Relocation Services, Army Community Service, Lows around -30 Lows between Highs around -5 Band will perform holiday music. Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Light winds -25 to -30 Lows around -25 17403886 SN/ BIRCHWOOD HOMES
  2. 2. COMMENTARY2December 7, 2012 ALASKA POST IN MEMORIAM (Photo illustration by Brian Schlumbohm/Fort Wainwright PAO)Civilian employee dies unexpectedlyTrish Muntean, some manner he touched the lives of Soldier dies in traffic
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accidentFort Wainwright PAO all of us present today.” It was in Garbett’s job with the War- Former Soldier and longtime Fort riors in Transition that he found a jobWainwright civilian employee Robert he was happy in, being able to give di- Staff report, The incident is under investigationGarbett died unexpectedly Nov. 24. A rect care and attention to the wounded U.S. Army Alaska PAO by Alaska State Troopers. Alcohol wasmemorial service was held Nov. 30 at Soldiers of this company, and he became not a factor in the accident accordingthe Northern Lights Chapel. close friends with many of them. Spc. Shawn Dugan, 25, a heavy to troopers. Garbett was born Aug. 7, 1966, in When he was not with his family or vehicle driver with the 25th Brigade The 25th BSB will hold a memorialRichman, Va. He enlisted in the Army working, he was spending time with Support Battalion, 1st Stryker Bri- gade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Di- ceremony. U.S. Army Alaska officialsat the age of 17, where he was trained friends enjoying the outdoors. His will release the a military personnel specialist. In friend Andy McDonough tells a story vision died Friday in a motor vehicle accident near Ester. The next of kin have been notified.1989, while stationed in Vicenza, Italy, about when he and Garbett went out inhe met and married his wife Ruth. The McDonough’s brand new boat. While hecouple had two children: Stacey Lynn was getting his tackle ready, McDonough Hays was a Soldier’s Soldierand Cindy Lou (who was stillborn). told Garbett to “throw the anchor out.” After eight years of service he was Garbett did so and when McDonoughhonorably discharged so he could pur- dropped his line in the water he com-sue a college degree. He earned an As- mented on the strength of the currentsociate of Arts in Business Administra- and how it was odd to have current this Trish Muntean, His awards and decorations in-tion from El Paso Community College strong in a lake. Unbeknownst to Mc- Fort Wainwright PAO clude the Meritorious Servicein 1998 and went on to get his Bach- Donough, Garbett forgot to attach the Medal, three Army Commendation Sgt. 1st Class Bryan H. Hays, Medi- Medals, three Army Achievementelor’s Degree in Business Administra- anchor to the line and they were drift- ing. This is how Rob became known as cal Department Activity – Alaska, died Medals, a Joint Meritorious Unittion from the University of Texas in ElPaso in May 2000. Anchorman. unexpectedly Nov. 26 at Fairbanks Me- Award, 2 Iraqi Campaign Medals, His wife and daughter were his pride Gilson said while Garbett loved and morial Hospital. a Global War on Terrorism Ex-and joy. His friend Dan Gilson said “Rob took advantage of every opportunity to Hays was born in Bossier, La., en- peditionary Medal, a Global Warloved his family and showed it through hunt and fish, he didn’t always have the tered active-duty service in May 1999 on Terrorism Service Medal, onehis support of Ruth and Stacey. His best of luck.“As much time as he spent as a combat medic and most recently Army Service Ribbon, four Over-proudest accomplishment was Stacey. in my boat, you think he would have served as the noncommissioned offi- seas Service Ribbons, the ExpertYou could see him beaming with pride learned to hang on to his hat when he cer in charge of emergency services at Field Medical Badge and the Com-every time he talked about her and all stood up. He lost a hat pretty much ev- Bassett Army Community Hospital. bat Medical Badge.that she has accomplished.” ery trip we took,” Gilson said. “He of- Staff Sgt. Manuel Beza, the noncom- A memorial service for Hays was “Rob loved the ladies in his life,” ten compared his hunting prowess to missioned officer-in-charge, said “He held at Southern Lights ChapelGilson said. that of Elmer Fudd, doing his best im- was a leader among men. A friendly Nov. 30. In July 2004 Garbett and his fam- pression when he spoke of it. I’ll never face in the crowd of unknowns. A Sol-ily moved to Fairbanks because of his forget how happy Rob was when he got dier who will always be rememberedwife’s military assignment and Garbett a black bear on the Teklanika River. It and missed and whose boots will beobtained employment with the Army on may not have been a big bear but Rob nearly impossible to fill.”Fort Wainwright. sure was proud of it.” “Sgt. 1st Class Hays was a Soldier’s Richard Mauer, former deputy to Garbett was also known for his sense Soldier and an outstanding NCO, butthe garrison commander, spoke at the of humor and timing with jokes. Accord- it was his ability to be a true profes-memorial service. He said he had hired ing to Gilson, one was great; the other sional at all times and yet still act likeGarbett three times as he (Garbett) was needed a little polishing. He would tell a big kid that I will remember andever searching for that position where he a joke that under certain circumstances cherish most,” said Capt. Tyler Mark,could better serve our customers – that would have been hilarious but due to MEDDAC company commander.he was a customer service perfectionist. the timing, would fall flat. Those of us “Whether it was training Soldiers,Mauer said Garbett finally located the who spent time with Rob would refer treating patients, or raising a family,right position with the Warrior Transi- to these poorly timed or cheesy jokes as Sgt 1st Class Hays always knew thetion Unit where he could provide the being “Rob’bed.” perfect mixture of tough love, patiencequality of service he felt they required All who knew him said he was a lov- and encouragement. We miss him im-and that he could provide. ing father, a devoted husband and trust- mensely,” he said. He also said those at the service worthy friend to all and that he has Hays deployed to Iraq in 2004 for 12gathered for two purposes: ... “to re- left a void in our hearts that cannot be months and in 2006 for 15 months. Sgt. 1st Class Bryan H. Haysmember Rob and the loss of a father, filled. Memorial donations in Robert’shusband and comrade who was a gra- name may be made to Wounded War- ALASKA POSTcious gentlemen; two, to celebrate riors Project at https://support.wound-what he was and is to us because in Home of the Arctic Warriors The ALASKA POST is authorized by Army EDITORIAL STAFF Regulation 360-1 and is published by the Fairbanks Daily
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 Gaffney Road, 5900, Ft. Wainwright, AK 99703. Call Lynette Leasure, American Red Cross 353-6779 or 353-6701, or send emails to pao.fwa@ Amy Cowell, Public Health Command Soldier and longtime Fort Wainwright civilian employee Robert Garbett died The ALASKA POST – Home of the Arctic Warriorsunexpectedly Nov. 24. (Courtesy photo)
  59. 59. NEWS 3ALASKA POST December 7, 2012Living ethically by the Army ValuesMaj. Gen. Michael X. Garrett, “U.S. Army Alaska commanding general According to a 2011 Gallup poll, 78 The principle ‘I will never leave a fallen comrade’percent of the American people have a applies just as much in the barracks as it does on the“great deal or quite a lot” of confidencein the U.S. military, more than in any battlefield. If you know one of our own is in trouble ”other of the polled national institutions;which included organized religion, pub-lic schools, newspapers and Congress. then integrity demands you do something to help.Undoubtedly, if this poll had been lim- - Maj. Gen. Michael X. Garrettited to just Alaska, that percentagewould have been considerably higher.It is an honor to live in this great state just as much personal resolve and ef- Ethos in every other aspect of life. Theand to serve in such patriotic commu- fort. Regular exercise is crucial to keep- principle “I will never leave a fallennities. With this honor comes a moral ing our bodies primed for combat, just comrade” applies just as much in theresponsibility to conduct ourselves in a as constant reflection on our decisions barracks as it does on the battlefield. Ifmanner worthy of their confidence. is necessary to living honorably. Any you know one of our own is in trouble Though the vast majority of service and every choice we make is an oppor- then integrity demands you do some-members behave themselves ethically tunity to train ourselves to better live thing to help.and in accordance with our Army Val- the Army Values. If you have already Service in our Army is a public trust.ues, there have been Soldiers in the decided to respect others, regardless We must place our obligations to the Maj. Gen. Michael X. Garrettnews over the past few years whose of the situation, it will be easier to do Constitution, our fellow Soldiers andactions don’t meet the standards we the right thing and treat them as they the Army Values above any opportu-collectively strive to uphold. These ac- should be treated. nity for personal gain. We must abstain those they lead and anyone else whotions, though committed by the few, can Because we are members of a pro- from decisions and circumstances that witnesses their lack of morals. When Ireflect negatively on the rest of us. fession with superior ideals, principles even bear the appearance of violating pray each night, one of the things I ask The U.S. Army is among the most and values, we must hold ourselves to our ethics. We will protect and conserve God for is that I will have the strengthdiverse organizations in the world. a higher standard than many of our fel- the resources entrusted to us by the to not be a hypocrite. When we chooseWe welcome people from every race, low countrymen. We are Soldiers every American people and not use them for to live the Army Values, our actions willethnicity, creed and social class to moment of every day for as long as we inappropriate purposes. I will not toler- instruct those we lead more than ourserve in our ranks. With such a wide choose to serve. We don’t take off our ate anyone in this command having ne- words ever could.variety of backgrounds and upbring- morals with our boots at the end of the farious financial interests that conflict I am grateful for the opportunity toings, it is vital to emphasize key ideals duty day. Whether you are in the field, with their obligation to the nation or serve as your commander. I have beenthat every Soldier can emulate and be at the club or at home on leave, I ex- use government information, property in the Army longer than most Soldiersexpected to live by. The Army Values pect you to always do the right thing by or their position to advance any private and I’ve seen units and commands allaren’t just noble principles; they are behaving honorably, ethically and in ac- interests. This includes accepting inap- around the world. What we have herethe common standards that unite us cordance with the Army Values. propriate gifts. in Alaska is truly unique and I hope youas professional Soldiers. Soldiers who have made integrity It is the responsibility of leaders to all recognize what a privilege it is to be As such we must always be physical- a matter of daily living are those who know, live and enforce these standards. stationed here. I am immensely proudly, mentally, emotionally and ethically strive to always do the right thing, es- Those who don’t lead by example can’t of each of you and the work you do forprepared to carry out whatever mis- pecially when it seems nobody is watch- effectively inspire their subordinates to our nation every day. You truly are thesion our nation assigns us. It is equally ing. They have learned to take appro- live ethically. Actions speak louder than finest America has to offer.important for us to be in top physical priate actions in the absence of orders words. Leaders who don’t live what Arctic Warrior!condition as it is for us to maintain the and apply the ideology of the Warrior they preach lose all credibility with Arctic Tough!highest ethical standards, and it takesDecember
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MonthAmy Cowell, your gifts follow the U.S. other parts. sure the child wears it.program evaluator ● Avoid toys that have ● Teach all children Consumer Product Safe-U.S. Army Public Health ty Commission’s recom- sharp edges and points. to put toys away whenCommand mendations for safe toys they’re finished playing and gifts. Ages 3 to 5 so they don’t trip over The holiday season ● Avoid toys that are them or fall on them. Wait, you haven’tis upon us and for some done the last one? May- constructed with thin, … And always READit means the stress and be you’re not the holiday brittle plastic that might THE LABELanxiety of battling last- planning superstar you easily break into small The CPSC requiresminute crowds at the think you are, or maybe pieces or leave jagged toy manufacturers tomall, frantically clean- you aren’t aware of the edges. meet stringent safety ● Look for householding for visiting in-laws serious risks involved standards and to labeland agonizing over pre- in giving unsafe holiday art materials, including certain toys that couldparing the perfect holi- toys and gifts. In 2007, crayons and paint sets, be a hazard for youngerday meal. the CPSC reported 18 marked with the desig- children. Look for labels But not you, you are a toy-related deaths and an nation “ASTM D-4236.” that give age recommen-holiday planning super- estimated 170,100 hos- This means the prod- dations and use that in-star, and your perfectly pital emergency-room uct has been reviewed formation as a guide.planned holiday check- treated injuries to chil- for chronic health haz- Labels on toys that statelist has been finished dren under 15. Although shopping for the perfect Under 3 Years Old ards and, if necessary, “not recommended forfor weeks. Your halls are these consequences are holiday gift. ● Children under 3 the product has been children under 3 ... con-decked, your stockings real, prevention is as The CPSC recom- tend to put everything labeled with cautionary tains small parts,” areare hung by the chim- simple as following a few mends the following toy in their mouths. Avoid information. ● Teach older chil- labeled that way becauseney with care and all of safety guidelines when safety shopping tips: buying toys intended for they may pose a chok- older children that may dren to keep their toys away from their younger ing hazard to children have small parts that under 3. Toys should be pose a choking danger. brothers and sisters. developmentally appro- Rising Star: Snead ● Never let children Ages 6-12 priate to suit the skills, of any age play with de- abilities and interests of ● For all children, flated or broken balloons the child. because of the choking adults should check toys periodically for breakage The CPSC oversees danger. ● Avoid marbles, balls and potential hazards. the safety of toys and Continued from page 1 Damaged or dangerous many other consumer from a long list. “Although I’m a and games with balls that have a diameter toys should be repaired products. For more in- performance was then sent to the gospel artist,” he said, “I think I’ve of 1.75 inches or less. or thrown away. formation about pur- Installation Management Command chosen a nice variety of music that and FMWR Entertainment, where These products also ● If buying a toy gun, chasing safe toys and should showcase my vocal range.” an expert panel of judges narrowed Although he didn’t reveal the entire pose a choking hazard be sure the barrel, or gifts, go to: U.S. Con- it down from 34 installations around list of songs chosen, he said he was to young children. the entire gun, is bright- sumer Product Safety the world. leaning toward music made famous ● Children at this age ly colored so that it’s not Commission toll-free Snead is hoping that members of by John Legend and John Mayer. pull, prod and twist toys. mistaken for a real gun. hotline, (800) 638-2772, the Fort Wainwright, Fairbanks and “You also might hear me sing some Look for toys that are ● If you buy a bicycle U.S. Consumer Prod- other Alaska communities tune in Lady Gaga or Kelly Clarkson,” well-made with tightly for any age child, buy a uct Safety Commission, and support him through the voting Snead said. secured eyes, noses and helmet too, and make process. He said, “I promise to make For more information on Opera- everyone proud. Music has allowed tion Rising Star and how you can me to travel the world and meet, support Snead, call Family and network and have experiences that MWR at 353-6043, PAO at 353-6700 only music can create. or look for Calvin Snead, Fairbanks, Snead had to choose 10 songs Alaska on Facebook. 13403247 The Fort Wainwright, AJIMI Fort Greely 2012 Installation AP/AP-SAKE NIGHT 3 x 3.5 Guide now available online. Visit Fort Wainwright website at:
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OERsStaff Report, will only be able to checkU.S. Army Alaska PAO the top block on less than 50 percent of the officers The Army is changing they rate. The online formthe way officers are evalu- will not allow raters to ex-ated, the commanding gen- ceed that percentage.eral of U.S. Army Human Developing rater pro-Resources Command, told files and a limit on topleaders at a briefing Dec. 3 blocks will call on rat-on Fort Wainwright. ers to be judicious about The changes aim to align identifying officers as topthe Army Officer Evalua- performers, according totion System with current HRC. Under the currentArmy leadership doctrine, system, raters can giveidentify top performers all of their subordinatesand instill rater account- top blocks if they choose.ability, according to Maj. Only senior raters have aGen. Richard P Mustion, . profile and are limited to aHRC commander. percentage of top blocks. “[It’s] is not reflective “We need to increaseof our current leadership accountability to identifydoctrine or the current our best officers, as well asenvironment,” Mustion those with the greatest po-said of the current officer tential,” Mustion said.evaluation report form, The form will also“that’s the driving force eliminate what Mustionbehind the transitioning.” described as the current There will be three ver- form’s “Rubik’s Cube ofsions of the new OER for box checks” for attributes, The Commanding General of U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Maj. Gen. Richard P Mustion, speaks .specific “grade plates,” or skills and actions. Instead with officers on Fort Wainwright Dec. 3 about upcoming changes to the Officer Evaluation Report system. Agroups of officer ranks: raters will be required to new OER form is slated for the end of 2013. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Trish McMurph / U.S. Army Alaska PAO)one for captains and be- write specific statementslow, another for field grade about an officer’s attri-officers and chief warrant butes and leadership. be required for all officers. intergovernmental positions. The current OER form - DAofficers in the three high- Under the new system, Raters will be asked to rec- The new OER is planned for Form 67-9, has been in effectest grades and a third for OER support forms will ommend not only specific op- implementation by the end of since 1997.colonels and brigadier still be mandatory for erational assignments for of- 2013; but not until the formgenerals, dubbed “stra- captains and below, but ficers, according to HRC, but design is complete, regulations (Editor’s note: Master Sgt.tegic leaders” under the will be optional for field also must list appropriate are updated and training on the Eric Reinhardt and Staff system. grade officers and above. broadening assignments such new system is in place, accord- Trish McMurphy contributed to On the new form, raters OER counseling will still as fellowships, interagency and ing to HRC. this report.) Flying Ladies’ luau: Encouraging
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cold that it is going from reactionary medicine, where you only come to us when you are sick, to us Continued from page 1 trying to meet you and do pre- ventive care. Getting women in hangars,” Belangia said with for their annual exams, getting a grin. men in for their colonoscopies, The Soldiers took turns fir- doing diabetes checks so we ing the M-240H machine gun. can catch things before they Each Soldier was given several happen, so that we just have a cans of ammo to get familiar healthier community, a health- with the weapon. They loaded ier population altogether.” their own ammo and called “Col. (Dennis) LeMaster, the out their targets to the pilots. hospital commander is very big The M-240H has a butterfly on women’s health especially,” trigger on top, so, unlike most she said. “He thinks it is an shoulder-fired weapons, the important thing.” shooter uses the barrel and All military treatment facili- tracer rounds instead of sights ties have to track Health Care to close in on targets. Effectiveness Data and at the The experience was the first present time BACH is not get- aerial gunnery in Alaska for A ting women in for their annual Co. Crew Chief Spc. Adam Da- exams. Ostanik said it is not vis. Despite the cold, he said it because the appointments are was a good experience. not available, patients are be- “I am loving it,” said the ing contacted, but she said they Mebane, N.C., native who are just so busy with their lives, spent his first year and a half both personal and professional Zumba instruction was one of the more popular activities at the luau with a side benefit of working in the maintenance company. and they just don’t make time off the calories of the provided snacks. (Trish Muntean/Fort Wainwright PAO) “It was fun,” Davis said. to take care of themselves. “The wind and just holding “So we are trying to just onto the gun made it difficult reach out to them,” she said. types of events so we can get Breast Cancer Detection Cen- She was also out there for the to fire at first, but there are “Rather than trying to come them scheduled then.” ter of Alaska said Cindy Mace, purpose of educating those in good people here to help and in for a half-hour appointment One of the healthcare ser- office assistant, who was at attendance as well. I’m still learning.” in the middle of the day, we are vices women could schedule the event trying to fill up “We want to make sure no trying to get them in for these was mammograms at the empty spots for the weekend. woman is left behind,” she said. 57405335 Late ad RE/MAX-DUVAL, G AK POST AK POST/AK POST-TY Y 2 x 5.0 4 x 5.0 RED RED
  84. 84. 5ALASKA POST SPORTS December 7, 2012Four regular season weeks to go, it’sneck-and-neck:
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aboutAllen Shaw, overtime to grab a 23-17 victo- The New England Patriots Denver quarterback in a single it was a mediocre week for theFort Wainwright PAO ry over the Chicago Bears and clinched the American Football year. Can you say MVP? That’s Fort Wainwright prognostica- the Indianapolis Colts claimed Conference East title with a what I’m talking about. tors. Tate and Jones Bros were There were a few close games a dramatic 35-33 win over the 23-16 win over the Miami Dol- The Pittsburgh Steelers the only ones to tout double-in the National Football League Detroit Lions. Colts QB An- phins, the New York Jets edged rebounded to stun the rival digit wins with 10, Bear andlast weekend and we could see drew Luck threw a lucky 14- the Arizona Cardinals 7-6 and Baltimore Ravens 23-20. The BrowBrose Salsa bagged nine,some surprises throughout the yard pass to Donnie Avery with the St. Louis Rams surprised Cleveland Browns defeated the Urbi and Brain went eight-playoffs. That’s what I’m talk- no time left on the clock to seal the San Francisco Forty-nin- Oakland Raiders 20-17 and the and-eight, while A-Team onlying about. the deal. ers with a 54-yard field goal in Cincinnati Bengals won 20-13 got seven games right. This re- In the Thursday game Nov. The Green Bay Packers beat overtime, giving the Rams a over the San Diego Chargers. ally makes things interesting29 the Atlanta Falcons ended the Minnesota Vikings 23- 16-13 victory. Dallas quarterback Tony Romo going down the home stretch.New Orleans Saints quarter- 14 and the emotional Kansas The Houston Texans con- managed to keep the Cowboys’ Every game counts.back Drew Brees’ uninter- City Chiefs rallied to defeat tinue their winning ways and playoff hopes alive, throwing for Overall, A-Team is barelyrupted touchdown streak at the Carolina Panthers 27-21. clinched a second consecutive 303 yards and three touchdowns. hanging on to a one-game lead54. Previously he had thrown The win came on the day after playoff berth with a 24-10 win The three TDs broke Troy Aik- over Bear and Brain, and thefor a touchdown in that many linebacker Jovan Belcher shot over the Tennessee Titans. man’s career franchise record Jones Bros are only one gameconsecutive games. Thursday his girlfriend multiple times Peyton Manning threw and they beat the Philadelphia behind B and B. BrowBroseBrees passed for 341 yards, at a residence near Arrowhead three touchdown passes that Eagles 38-33. Salsa is only five games offalthough it was mainly to the Stadium then reportedly drove helped the Denver Broncos It was a tight match Monday the lead and Tate isn’t far be-Falcons, who racked up five in- to the team’s practice facility defeat the Tampa Bay Bucca- night as the Washington Red- hind them. Although Urbi isterceptions. and turned the gun on himself neers 31-23. Manning now has skins tightened the NFC East slowly creeping back into the The Buffalo Bills beat the as general manager Scott Pi- 29 passes on the season, mov- race with a 17-16 victory over race, he said, “I have nowhereJacksonville Jaguars 34-18, the oli and coach Romeo Crennel ing him past Jake Plummer the New York Giants. else to go but up.” That’s whatSeattle Seahawks hung on in looked on. and John Elway for most by a With so many close contests, I’m talking about. Prognosticators – football predictions for fun and braggin’ rights A-Team Brain Browbrose Salsa Bear Urbi Jones Bros Tate (127W-64L-1T) (126W-65L-1T) (122W-69L-1T) (126W-69L-1T) (103W-87L-1T) (125W-66L-1T) (118W-72L-1T) DEN @ OAK DEN DEN @ OAK DEN DEN @ OAK DEN DEN @ OAK DEN DEN @ OAK OAK DEN @ OAK DEN DEN @ OAK DEN BAL @ WAS WAS BAL @ WAS BAL BAL @ WAS BAL BAL @ WAS BAL BAL @ WAS BAL BAL @ WAS WAS BAL @ WAS WAS DAL @ CIN DAL DAL @ CIN CIN DAL @ CIN DAL DAL @ CIN CIN DAL @ CIN CIN DAL @ CIN CIN DAL @ CIN CIN STL @ BUF STL STL @ BUF BUF STL @ BUF BUF STL @ BUF BUF STL @ BUF BUF STL @ BUF STL STL @ BUF STL PHI @ TB TB PHI @ TB TB PHI @ TB TB PHI @ TB TB PHI @ TB TB PHI @ TB TB PHI @ TB TB ATL @ CAR ATL ATL @ CAR ATL ATL @ CAR ATL ATL @ CAR ATL ATL @ CAR ATL ATL @ CAR ATL ATL @ CAR ATL KC @ CLE CLE KC @ CLE CLE KC @ CLE CLE KC @ CLE KC KC @ CLE CLE KC @ CLE CLE KC @ CLE KC SD @ PIT PIT SD @ PIT SD SD @ PIT PIT SD @ PIT PIT SD @ PIT PIT SD @ PIT PIT SD @ PIT SD TEN @ IND IND TEN @ IND TEN TEN @ IND IND TEN @ IND IND TEN @ IND IND TEN @ IND IND TEN @ IND IND NYJ @ JAC JAC NYJ @ JAC NYJ NYJ @ JAC JAC NYJ @ JAC JAC NYJ @ JAC NYJ NYJ @ JAC JAC NYJ @ JAC JAC CHI @ MIN MIN CHI @ MIN CHI CHI @ MIN MIN CHI @ MIN CHI CHI @ MIN CHI CHI @ MIN MON CHI @ MIN CHI MIA @ SF SF MIA @ SF SF MIA @ SF SF MIA @ SF SF MIA @ SF SF MIA @ SF SF MIA @ SF SF AZ @ SEA SEA AZ @ SEA SEA AZ @ SEA SEA AZ @ SEA SEA AZ @ SEA SEA AZ @ SEA SEA AZ @ SEA SEA NO @ NYG NYG NO @ NYG NO NO @ NYG NO NO @ NYG NYG NO @ NYG NYG NO @ NYG NYG NO @ NYG NYG DET @ GB GB DET @ GB GB DET @ GB GB DET @ GB GB DET @ GB GB DET @ GB GB DET @ GB GB HOU @ NE HOU HOU @ NE NE HOU @ NE HOU HOU @ NE HOU HOU @ NE HOU HOU @ NE NE HOU @ NE HOUA rivalry for the ages: Army and Navy clash on the gridironAllen Shaw, As it sits, the two teams have met hard and although they have a record Northern Illinois, 41-40. They then lostFort Wainwright PAO 112 times. The series record is Navy of two wins, nine losses, some of the the next two against Stony Brook 23-3 56, Army 49 and they’ve tied seven games were very close. The victories and Wake Forest, 49-37 before claiming For more than a century they’ve been times. Navy won the first game 24-0 in came against Air Force, 41-21 and Bos- their first victory over the BC Goldenat it. The Black Knights against the 1890, won in 2011, 27-21 and current- ton College, 34 -31. San Diego State Eagles. Army then lost to Kent StateMidshipmen – Army vs. Navy – some ly enjoys a 10-game winning streak in beat Army in the first game of the 31-17, Eastern Michigan 48-38 and Ballcall it the greatest rivalry in sports, es- the last decade. season, 42-7, but the Knights bounced State 30-22 before beating Air Force. Thepecially in college football. This year the Black Knights battled back the following week barely losing to Black Knights also lost their last two 28- 7 against Rutgers and Temple, 63-32. Navy boasts a slightly better season record with seven wins, four losses. The Midshipmen lost the opener to Notre Dame 50-10 and the following week to Penn State, 34-7. They beat VMI 41-3, but the n lost to San Jose State 12-0. They bounced back the next week beat- ing Air Force 28-21 in overtime, then Central Michigan 31-13. Navy continued their winning ways squeaking past Indi- ana 31-30 and then hitting East Carolina with a 56-28 loss. Navy also beat Florida Atlantic 42-17 before posting a 41-31 loss against Troy. They recently won against Texas State 21-10 and seem poised to take on Army. Pride is not the only thing at stake this year. It will be the first time since 2005 the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy – given to the winner of the round robin tournament played out among the na- tion’s service academies – will be handed to the team that wins. “I think we’re both grateful that we have the opportunity to play for it,” Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said. “We’re both fortunate to have beaten Air Force. “ Throw out all the regular season records, throw out anything that’s hap- pened in the past and this is a fight. Army coach Rich Ellerson said, “We haven’t won a lot, but we’ve done enough to keep this on the table.” It will be aSenior quarterback Trent Steelman passes for 100 yards and rushes for another 101 to beat Air Force 41-21, Nov. 3. He and heck of a football game.junior running back Raymond Maples go into Saturday’s game against Navy each with more than 1,000 rushing yards under The game is at 11 a.m. Saturday ontheir belt this year. (File photo by West Point PAO) CBS. Go Army - beat Navy! 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  90. 90. 6December 7, 2012 COMMUNITY CALENDAR ALASKA POSTFriday – 7th Monday – 10th Friday – 14thPRE-RETIREMENT BRIEF, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., CORE TRAINING, 5:30 a.m., Physical Fitness Center, FAME FITNESS SESSIONS, 9:15 a.m., Melaven Fit-Welcome Center basement, Building 3401. Army Ca- Building 3709. Call 353-7223. ness Center, Building 3452. Call 353-9137reer and Alumni Program staff provide informationfor Soldiers planning to retire within two years. Call ROMP AND STOMP PLAYGROUP: COMMUNITY FAME FITNESS SESSIONS, 10:45 a.m., Melaven Fit-353-2113. RESOURCES, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Last Frontier Com- ness Center, Building 3452. Call 353-9137 munity Activity Center, Building 1044. Call 353-7372.BOSS CHENA HOT SPRINGS SNOWMACHINE TRIP, EMOTION COACHING, 11:30 a.m., Last Frontier Com-9 a.m., Open to all BOSS members. Call 353-7648. FAME FITNESS SESSIONS, 9:15 a.m., Melaven Fit- munity Activity Center, Building 1044. Call 353-7713. ness Center, Building 3452. Call 353-9137.FAME FITNESS SESSIONS, 9:15 a.m., Melaven Fit- AFTB BIRTHDAY, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Army Family Teamness Center, Building 3452. Call 353-9137. FAME FITNESS SESSIONS, 10:45 a.m., Melaven Fit- Building program’s birthday at the Exchange food court. ness Center, Building 3452. Call 353-9137. Call 353-4227.FAME FITNESS SESSIONS, 10:45 a.m., Melaven Fit-ness Center, Building 3452. Call 353-9137. GROUP CYCLING CLASS, noon, Physical Fitness STORY HOUR THEMES: SO MANY HOLIDAYS, Center, Building 3709. Call 353-7223. 4 p.m., Post Library, Building 3700. Call 353-2642.LUNCH, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. DW Grill is open at the BirchHill Ski and Snowboard area. Call 353-2706. BOUNCY HUT NIGHT, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Last Frontier TOWN HALL MEETING, 6:30 p.m., Youth Center, Community Activity Center, Building 1044. Ages 4 to Building 4109. Call 361-5437.EMOTION COACHING, 11:30 a.m., Last Frontier Com- 12. Call 353-7755.munity Activity Center, Building 1044. Call 353-7713. COSMIC BOWLING, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Nugget Lanes ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS, 6 p.m., Physical Fitness Bowling Center, Building 3702. Call 353-2654.ACS TREE TRIMMING, 1 p.m., Army Community Ser- Center, Building 3709. Cost is $7. Call 353-7294.vice Building 3401. Call 353-4227. Saturday – 15thSTORY HOUR AND CRAFTS: NATIONAL MIN- Tuesday – 11th STILES CREEK SNOWMACHINE TRIP, 8 a.m., Out-ER’S DAY, 4 p.m., Post Library, Building 3700. Call door Recreation Center, Building 4050. Call 361-6349.353-2642. GROUP CYCLING CLASS, 6:30 a.m., Physical Fit- Cost is $75 per person. ness Center, Building 3709. Call 353-7223.PARENT APPRECIATION DINNER, 6 to 8 p.m., Youth PARENT’S DAY OUT, 9 a.m., Child Development Cen-Center, Building 4109. Call 361-5437. LEAPS FOR LEARNING, 10:30 a.m., Murphy Hall ter I, Building 4024. Call 353-7713. Register by Dec. 7. Basement, Building 1045. Call 353-7713.COSMIC BOWLING, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Nugget Lanes CHENA RIVER SKI, 10 a.m., Outdoor Recreation Center,Bowling Center, Building 3702. Call 353-4137. FIT MAMA PREGNANCY GROUP, 11 a.m., Physical Building 4050. Call 361-6349. Cost is $10 per person. Fitness Center, Building 3709. Call 353-7223. GROUP CYCLING CLASS, 10 a.m. Physical FitnessSaturday – 8th HOUR OF POWER GROUP STRENGTH CLASS, Center, Building 3709. Call 353-7223. noon, Physical Fitness Center, Building 3709. Call 353-SNOWMACHINE SAFETY COURSE, 9.a.m., Outdoor 7223. HOMEMADE BABY FOOD CLASS, 10 a.m., CDC IRecreation Center, Building 4050. Call 361-6349. Building 4024. Call 353-7713. GROUP CYCLING CLASS, 5 p.m. Physical FitnessWOMEN IN THE WILDERNESS SNOWSHOE AND Center, Building 3709. Call 353-7223. YOGA FOR ATHLETES, 11 a.m., Physical FitnessSOAK, 9.a.m., Outdoor Recreation Center, Building Center, Building 3709. Call 353-7223.4050. Cost is $20 per person. Call 361-6349. PARENT’S NIGHT OUT, 5:45 p.m., Child Develop- ment Center I, Building 4024. Call 353-7713. Register ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS, 1 p.m., Physical FitnessGROUP CYCLING CLASS, 10 a.m. Physical Fitness by Tuesday, Dec. 4. Center, Building 3709. Cost is $7. Call 353-7294.Center, Building 3709. Call 353-7223. YOGA FOR ATHLETES, 6 p.m., Physical Fitness Cen- FAMILY TUBING DAY, 1 – 7 p.m., Birch Hill Ski Area,YOGA FOR ATHLETES, 11 a.m., Physical Fitness ter, Building 3709. Call 353-7223 Building 1172, Call 353-6795Center, Building 3709. Call 353-7223. CHESS CLUB, 3 p.m., Last Frontier Community Activ-ARMY VS NAVY FOOTBALL GAME, 11 a.m., Nugget Wednesday - 12th ity Center, Building 1044. Call 353-7755.Lanes Bowling Center, Building 3702. Call 353-2654. CORE TRAINING, 5:30 a.m., Physical Fitness Center, BIRTHDAY AND HOLIDAY PARTY, 8 p.m., The War-LUNCH, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. DW Grill is open at the Birch Building 3709. Call 353-7223. rior Zone, Building 3205. Open to DoD cardholders 18Hill Ski and Snowboard area. Call 353-2706. and older. Call 353-1087. NEWCOMERS ORIENTATION, 9 a.m., Last Fron-BOSS BIRCH HILL SKI/SNOWBOARDING TRIP, tier Community Activity Center, Building 1044. Call COSMIC BOWLING, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Nugget Lanesnoon, Open to all BOSS members. Call 353-7648. 353-4227. Bowling Center, Building 3702. Call 353-2654.ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS, 1 p.m., Physical Fitness FAME FITNESS SESSIONS, 9:15 a.m., Melaven Fit-Center, Building 3709. Cost is $7. Call 353-7294. ness Center, Building 3452. Call 353-9137. Sunday – 16thSNOWMACHINE SAFETY COURSE, 1.p.m., Outdoor DISABLED TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PRO- PRO FOOTBALL, 9 a.m., The Warrior Zone, Building 3205.Recreation Center, Building 4050. Call 361-6349. GRAM, 10 a.m. to noon, Welcome Center basement, Open to DoD cardholders 18 and older. Call 353-1087. building
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 CATHOLIC SERVICES, 9:30 a.m. Catholic religiousBOSS members. Call 353-7648. Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services education and 11 a.m. Catholic Mass, Southern Lights Officer
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Sol- Chapel, Building 4107. Call 353-9825.CHESS CLUB, 3 p.m., Last Frontier Community Activ- diers and veterans who have, or suspect they haveity Center, Building 1044. Call 353-7755. a service-connected disability, or an injury or illness GOSPEL SERVICES, 9:45 a.m. Gospel Sunday school; aggravated by service should attend. 11 a.m. Gospel Worship service, Bassett Army Com-GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION, 5 p.m., munity
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Youth Center, Building 4109. Call 361-5437. 4076. Call 353-9825. FAME FITNESS SESSIONS, 10:45 a.m., Melaven Fit-TEXAS HOLD’EM TOURNAMENT, Registration starts ness Center, Building 3452. Call 353-9137. PROTESTANT SERVICES, 10 a.m., Sunday schoolat 6 p.m. and play begins at 7 p.m., The Warrior Zone, and 11 a.m., Sunday Protestant worship NorthernBuilding 3205. Open to all DoD cardholders 18 and EXPLORE LOCAL SKI TRAILS, 11 a.m., Outdoor Lights Chapel, Building 3430. Call 353-9825.older. 353-1087. Recreation Center, Building 4050. Call 361-6349. Cost $5 per person. FAMILY DAY SNOWSHOE, 1 p.m., Outdoor RecreationCOSMIC BOWLING, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Nugget Lanes Center, Building 4050. Call 361-6349. Cost is Cost $5.Bowling Center, Building 3702. Call 353-2654. GROUP CYCLING CLASS, noon, Physical Fitness Center, Building 3709. Call 353-7223. FAMILY SNOWMACHINE RUN, 1 p.m., Outdoor Rec- reation Center, Building 4050. Call 361-6349. Cost isSunday – 9th TURBO KICK, 5 p.m., Physical Fitness Center, Build- $25 per person. ing 3709. Call 353-7223.PRO FOOTBALL, 9 a.m., The Warrior Zone, Build-ing 3205. Open to DoD cardholders 18 and older.Call 353-1087. SOLDIER BOWLING, 5 0 9 p.m., Nugget Lanes Bowl- ing Center, Building 3702. Call 353-2654. Motorcycle safety survey Defense Department cycle-riding community.CATHOLIC SERVICES, 9:30 a.m. Catholic religious officials are asking for Motorcycle fatalities areeducation and 11 a.m. Catholic Mass, Southern Lights Thursday – 13th feedback on three public trending in the wrongChapel, Building 4107. Call 353-9825. service announcements direction and measur- GROUP CYCLING CLASS, 6:30 a.m. Physical Fitness developed by the Defense ing the effectiveness ofGOSPEL SERVICES, 9:45 a.m. Gospel Sunday school; Center, Building 3709. Call 353-7223. Safety Oversight Coun- programs is important to11 a.m. Gospel Worship service, Bassett Army Com- cil, Private Motor Vehicle developing tools that canmunity
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