HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE THE 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION POST 1DivPost.com FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012 Vol. 3, No. 52 FORT RILEY, KAN. WinterIN BRIEF New year, new life Correction: In the Dec. 23 1stInfantry Division Post on page 2,the story, “Army regulation re-quires post solicitors to obtain per-mit stated that Families in on-posthousing are permitted to have yardsales. While Families are permitted drivingto do so, Picerne Military Housing,the contractor who manages on-post housing, has certain regula-tions regarding yard sales. requires Private yard or garage sales inFamily housing areas are limited tothe first Saturday of each month.Residents should request authori- cautionzation for a different day by con- By Pamela Redfordtacting their neighborhood office. 1ST INF. DIV. POSTResidents are responsible for get-ting instructions from the neigh- Although Fort Riley has already seenborhood office for locations and some snow, there are still plenty of op-methods of posting and removal portunities to winterize your vehicle toof sale signs. The resale of home- give you more confidence behind thebased business items at yard sales is wheel, according to Dawn Douglas,prohibited. safety and occupation health specialist, Garrison Safety Office. The Tricare Service Center Under severe winter weather condi-will operate under new hours. tions, Douglas said the first questionThe center will be open from 7:30 that drivers should ask themselves is,a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through “Do I really have to be driving rightFriday. For more information, call now?”785-239-7000 “We want vehicles off the road if Financial Peace University class- the weather is really bad,” Douglases are beginning soon. Three classes said, adding if it is possible to wait orare currently schedule, so options consolidate trips to reduce time on theare available. Tuesday evening road, drivers should seriously considerclasses will start Jan. 10. Thursday holding off.morning classes will start Jan 12. TOP LEFT: Spc. Michael Beasley, 1st Bn., 18th Inf. Regt., leans in for a photo while wife, Sarah, If it is absolutely necessary to driveSaturday morning classes will start holds their new son, Braylon, born Jan. 2 at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City. Bray- out in winter weather, planning aheadFeb. 4. For more information or to lon was the first baby born at the hospital in the new year. Sharing the moment with the to allow extra time is crucial, Douglassign up, call ACS at 785-239-9425. parents are Certified Nurse Midwife Terrah Stroda, left, who delivered Braylon, and Deb said. A 15-minute trip is going to take Jacobsen, right, the attending registered nurse. Mike Heronemus | DAILY UNION at least 30 minutes, so drivers should The Geary County Fish and BOTTOM LEFT: Denia Marshall, left, and Staff Sgt. Lenny Marshall, 287th MP Co., 97th MP give themselves at least another 15 min-Game Association is collecting Bn., 89th MP Bde., right, welcome their son Kejriyon Leeontae Marshall, center, at 3:58 a.m. utes of cushion time for unexpectedreal Christmas tree and wreaths Jan. 1 at IACH. IACH’s first baby of the year weighed in at six pounds, 12 ounces and is 19 driving conditions or traffic, she said.to be used for wildlife habitats inches long. COURTESY PHOTO “We want to make sure that peoplein the area. Collection continues BOTTOM RIGHT: Kaarin Lund, left, and her husband, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Christopher are giving themselves enough time be-until 9 a.m. Jan. 14. Trees and Lund, 2nd GSAB, 1st Avn. Regt., CAB, right, hold their daughter, Emelia Grace Lund, who was cause the biggest cause of accidents iswreaths, without decorations, can born at IACH at 3:34 p.m. Jan. 1. IACH’s first baby girl of the year weighed six pounds, 10 driver and discipline; they’re driving toobe dropped off at any time at the ounces and is 18.5 inches long. COURTESY OF EMILY MAHAN-RIGGS fast for the road conditions – and nor-intersection of 14th and Jackson mally they’re driving too fast becausestreets. The Fort Riley Tax Center will Soldiers welcome new year with newborns they’re running late,” she said. “They didn’t give themselves enough time to get to their destination with weatheropen its door to customers Jan. considerations; now they’re late; now19 in Building 7034 at the corner By Mike Heronemus of baby necessities and a couple The tank mechanic, who is as- they’re speeding and now they’re caus-of Normandy and Bullard Street JUNCTION CITY DAILY UNION of stuffed animals donated by the signed to the 1st Battalion, 18th ing accidents. “to prepare 2009, 2010 and 2011 hospital in recognition of having Infantry Regiment, 2nd Heavy And just because drivers aren’tfederal tax returns. The tax center It was the first (of 2012) for the first baby born at the hospital Brigade Combat Team, 1st In- speeding doesn’t mean they are safe.will also prepare state tax returns as Geary Community Hospital, but in the new year. fantry Division, returned from Going at least five miles slower than thea courtesy when completing your the third for Spc. Michael and Sar- The couple, who lives at Fort deployment to Iraq in November. posted speed limit may not be enough,federal return. ah Beasley – a baby. A 2012 New Riley, has two other children: Kae- The Family had been at Fort Riley Douglas pointed out; so you might ac- Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to Year’s baby, to be exact. lyn, 4, and Haylee, 2, but Braylon only about three months before he tually need to drive slower than that,6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Braylon Allen Beasley was born is their first child since Michael deployed. she said.9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Walk- Jan. 2 at the Martha K. Hoover joined the Army. The couple met in high school Fort Riley accomplished 387 daysins appointments are welcome, but Women’s Health Center in Junc- He said the couple hadn’t really after Sarah moved from her home without a privately owned vehicle fa-appointments are encouraged. You tion City. He was a hefty deliv- decided on a name for their future in Maryville, Tenn., to Richmond, tality – but that all changed Dec. 20can make an appointment either ery, weighing in at 9 pounds and son when they moved to Fort Ri- Va., where Michael was attending when a 25-year-old Soldier was killedin person or by calling 785-239- stretching to 21 inches. ley, but they eventually decided on high school. in his POV on the way back to post.1040. Appointments will be avail- Daddy was holding Braylon Braylon because, Michael said, he Braylon’s grandparents are Terri Douglas said even though he’d done aable Monday through Friday only. when hospital officials arrived at had never heard of anyone named and Mark Watson of Maryville, travel risk planning system assessment,Saturdays are strictly walk-in days. about 10:15 a.m. Jan. 2 to pres- Braylon, and he wanted a unique Tenn., and Fred and Trina Beasley ent the Family with a basket full name for their son. of Richmond. See WINTER DRIVING, page 7 A warrant officer recruitingteam from the U.S. Army Re-cruiting Command will be at Lt. Col. Christo-Fort Riley Feb. 7 to 8 to conduct pher Kidd, com-briefings. Briefings will be at 10 mander, 2nd Bn.,a.m. and 2 p.m. in Building 8388 34th Armor Regt.,on Armistead Street. For more left, and Com-information, call Chief Warrant mand Sgt. Maj.Officer 3 Michael A. Grinter at John McDwyer,502-626-0458 or michael.grinter@ command ser-usarec.army.mil. More information geant major, 2ndalso can be found at www.usarec. Bn., 34th Armorarmy.mil/hq/warrant. Regt., case their unit’s colors in a Fort Riley residents and per- transfer of author-sonnel are reminded to call 911 ity ceremony Dec.in the event of an emergency. The 23 with the 3rdMilitary Police number, 785-239- Sqdn., 71st Cav.MPMP (6767), should only be Sgt. Melissa Stewart | TF SPARTAN Regt., at FOBused in non-emergency situations. Sarkari Karez. in Lt. Col. Mike Katona, commander, 4th Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., left, Kandahar Prov- and Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Cook, command sergeant major, ince, Afghanistan. 4th Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., right, case the unit guidon at a trans-SAFETY HOLIDAY fer of authority ceremony Jan. 3 at FOB Pasab in Kandahar Prov- Sgt. Melissa Stewart ince, Afghanistan. By casing the unit colors, they have officiallyAs of Thursday, Jan. 5, TF SPARTAN transferred authority to Soldiers in 5th Bn., 20th Inf. Regt., and016 ended the unit’s deployment.days have passed since the ‘Dreadnaughts’ hand over ‘Pale Riders’ transfer controllast vehicular fatality on FortRiley. With 95 more, the postwill celebrate with a safety authority of Sarkari Karez of Pasab to ‘Sykes’ Regulars’holiday to take place at each By Sgt. Melissa Stewart emony, the outgoing unit cases its col- By Sgt. Melissa Stewart which is currently deployed to theunit’s discretion. TF SPARTAN PUBLIC AFFAIRS ors, symbolizing the end of their time TF SPARTAN PUBLIC AFFAIRS birthplace of the Taliban in southern in Afghanistan. Afghanistan. For the past 10 months, KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Af- Commander Lt. Col. Christopher KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Af- Soldiers with the 4th Sqdn., 4th Cav. The next USAG Resilience ghanistan – Soldiers with the 2nd J. Kidd and Command Sgt. Maj. ghanistan – “Sykes’ Regulars” Sol- Regt. have adapted their fighting Day Off will be: Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st John McDwyer, 2nd Bn., 34th Armor diers with the 5th Battalion, 20th techniques to fit the mission in Zha- Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Regt., cased their unit’s colors dur- Infantry Regiment, assumed com- ray District, Afghanistan, through Infantry Division, passed responsibil- ing the ceremony. After the 2nd Bn., mand of one of the most kinetic areas multiple air assaults, dismounted JAN. ity of Forward Operating Base Sarkari 34th Armor Regt.’s colors were cased, in Afghanistan Jan. 3 from the 4th combat operations and a partnership Karez and the surrounding battle space the 3rd Sqdn., 71st Cav. Regt., 10th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st with Afghan National Army Soldiers. 13 to the Soldiers of the 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment Dec. 23. In a transfer of authority ceremony, the departing unit forms up behind Mountain Division, 3rd Brigade Com- bat Team officially assumed command of Sarkari Karez in Kandahar Province. Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st In- fantry Division, at Forward Operat- ing Base Pasab in Kandahar Province. The “Pale Riders” fell under “What was originally a heavy (cavalry) squadron, adapted, over- came and transformed into a light, the guidon or unit colors. In the cer- See SARKARI KAREZ, page 8 Combined Task Force Spartan, See PASAB, page 8 1DivPost.com
2 | JANUARY 6, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONEDPW employee has ‘Snowburst’ down to exact scienceBy Pamela Redford the four levels of Snowburst the “The faster we arrive, the SNOWBURST LEVEL ACTIONS ROAD STATUS1ST INF. DIV. POST garrison commander activates faster we get on the roads. If we When it comes to clearing – one representing minimal impact and four implying es- get out there fast enough, before the traffic, we try to have the I. Spot icing/snow dusting Light spot sanding Green | No safety threat to the public due to weather conditions Amber | Difficult to hazardous roadroads of snow and ice during sential services only – DPW will roads open by approximately 3extreme winter weather condi-tions, Burton Shepherd, roads act based on information in the road condition report from the or 4 a.m. for incoming traffic,” Shepherd said. II. Light icing/packed snow Focus on bridges conditions. Roads are icy or snow packed, but clearing operations are making roads passableand grounds supervisor for FortRiley’s Directorate of PublicWorks for the past 31 years, has Fort Riley Operations Center, Shepherd said. DPW also works with the FROC to activate contrac- III. Icing/snow up to 2” Plow and grader call-up Red | Most intersections present difficult or no stopping conditions. Weather forecast calls for continued precipitation with below freezing “It all depends on mother tor clean up at child develop-the process of handling morethan 440 lane miles of roads, nature, how severe the storm is, how bad the roads are and how ment centers, Child, Youth and School Services, the Water IV. Sustained icing/snow above 2” All available assets temperatures. Clearing operations have not kept priority number one roads passable. Road Closed | Restriction of all vehicle trafficparking lots, range roads and the much snow we think will come,” Treatment Plant facilities andairfield down to a science. Shepherd said. “That affects the the Medical and Dental Activity snowfall, however, they will Shepherd said, recalling it’s been who live off post have enough Shepherd works in one of size (of the) crew we bring out.” facilities. Picerne Military Hous- need more equipment and man- a few years since Fort Riley has time to safely commute to Fort21 difference agencies involved Using about 1,000 tons of ing is responsible for clearing all power, and it will usually take a experienced a level four. Riley is a good reason for sacri-in providing critical services to sand and salt mixture per major Family housing areas of snow full five business days to recover. But when the weather report ficing the comforts of home, heFort Riley during a “Snowburst” Snowburst event, as many as 33 and ice. With a major Snowburst of looks “gnarly,” Shepherd said he said.operation – the process of coor- drivers and operators bring out Shepherd said given a minor 10 inches or more, all available sometimes has to put in more “You’ve got to think aboutdinating all activities conducted seven to 12 plow trucks, up to snowfall, like the precipitation assets will be used, and DPW than the normal day shift. those people. They’ve got toon the installation related to re- four scoop loaders and six road Fort Riley had the week before will help to clear additional areas “When it gets real bad, I travel through the road condi-action and recovery before, dur- graders during two 16.5-hour Christmas, DPW can be pretty on post, like the motor pools. come in and camp in the office,” tions, and that’s what takes time.ing and after a storm. shifts until Fort Riley’s roads are well squared away within a cou- That would take longer than Shepherd said. Being able to get Safety – that’s the most impor- Depending on which one of green again. ple days. With a four- to 6-inch a week to fully recoup from, on the phone early so employees tant part,” Shepherd said.Riley AT office reminds postto report suspicious activityBy Dena O’Dell The eight signs of terror- crossing, impersonation of1ST INF. DIV. POST ism can include: law enforcement officers, mil- • Surveillance – Someone itary personnel or company Fort Riley’s Antiterror- recording or monitoring ac- employees.ism Office is gearing up for tivities, which may include • Rehearsal – Putting peo-its second quarter theme, the use of cameras, note tak- ple in a position and moving“Suspicious Activity Report- ing, drawing diagrams, an- them around according toing,” which reminds Soldiers, notating on maps or using their plan without actuallyFamilies and Department of binoculars or other vision- committing the terrorist act.the Army civilians to report enhancing devices. An element of this activitysuspicious activity to thwart • Elicitation – People or also could include mappingpotential terrorist attacks. organizations attempting to out routes and determining “The main purpose is gain information about mili- the timing of traffic lights andto focus all the efforts with tary operations, capabilities flows.our civilian workforce, Fam- or people, which can be made • Deployment – People Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth | CABily members and our military through mail, email, tele- and supplies getting into posi- Lt. Col. Edward Vedder, commander, 1st ARB, 1st Avn. Regt., disembarks the air-members into a heightened phone or in person. tion to commit the act. At this craft after his last flight in the new Apache Block III helicopter at Boeing’s facil-awareness and vigilance to • Tests of security – Any step, this is the last chance for ity in Mesa, Ariz.prevent and protect the Fort attempts to measure reaction anyone who sees this type ofRiley community and all ourcritical resources from anyacts of terrorism – whether times to security breaches, at- tempts to penetrate physical security barriers or monitor activity to alert authorities be- fore the terrorist act occurs. Along with pre-existing CAB 1st Army unit to receive fleet of Block III Apachesit be international or more procedures in order to assess ways to report suspicious ac-of a domestic home-grown strengths and weaknesses. tivity – by calling the AT of-extremist,” said Chris Hallen- • Funding – Suspicious fice at 785-239-6303/6044 orbeck, Fort Riley AT specialist. transactions involving large 1-800-CALL-SPY; Fort Riley Suspicious activity on post cash payments, deposits or Police Department at 785- By Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth pilots get 28 hours of academ- nity to come out here and learncan include, but is not limited withdraws, which are com- 239-MPMP (6767); or by CAB PUBLIC AFFAIRS ics, 24 hours in the new simula- and see everything; get to seeto: People drawing or measur- mon signs of terrorist fund- email at rile.iwatch@conus. tor and eight and a half hours the other side where the aircrafting buildings; strangers asking ing. Collections for dona- army.mil – anyone who sees A new helicopter is coming flying time in the Block III he- came from,” said Chief Warrantquestions about security or tions, solicitation for money something out of the ordinary to the block. The 1st Attack licopter. Maintenance test pilots Officer 2 Shawn Witt. “You getbuilding security procedures; and criminal activity also are on post also can now use a Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st get an additional 22 hours of to see the people behind thebriefcases, backpacks, suit- warning signs. mobile device to scan a QR Aviation Regiment, Combat academics and three additional scenes, who put in a lot of timecases or packages left behind; • Supplies – Purchasing or code located on any iWATCH Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry hours in the aircraft. and energy, so that we can havecars or trucks left in “No stealing explosives, weapons flyer to instantly access the Division, is the first unit in the “The training is packed into this piece of equipment in orderParking” zones; intruders in or ammunition, which also suspicious activity report on Army to have its entire fleet of a busy three-week schedule,” to do our job.”secured areas where they are can include acquiring mili- the iWATCH page. AH-64 Apache Longbow heli- said Shawn Hopan, training The new Apache has a cou-not supposed to be; a person tary uniforms, decals, flight Those reporting suspicious copters replaced with the com- lead, Boeing Apache program ple added features which willwearing clothes that are too manuals, passes, badges or the activity should report when prehensively upgraded Apache manager’s office. “We only train allow Witt and other Apachebig or too hot for the weather; equipment to manufacture the activity occurred; what the Block III, beginning in Febru- currently qualified Apache pi- pilots to do their job in inclem-people asking questions about such items and any controlled type of activity was; where it ary. lots.” ent weather. The helicopterssensitive information; or items. occurred; what was seen; how “There are new components Even for the experienced pi- now have the capability to flysomeone purchasing supplies • Impersonation – People many people were involved; to the aircraft. There is a new lots like Vedder, who has flown in weather conditions that pre-or equipment that can be used who don’t seem to belong how many vehicles were in- head tracker, a new helmet and Apaches since 1995, the new viously would have groundedto make bombs or weapons, in the workplace, neighbor- volved; and, if pictures were new flight pages,” said Lt. Col. Block III took some getting them.as well as someone purchasing hood, business establishment taken of the suspicious activ- Edward Vedder, commander, used to, he said. “In the past, if we had touniforms without having the or anywhere else. This also ity, they should be provided to 1st ARB, 1st Avn. Regt. “It “A Block II, it has a certain get somewhere, we had to waitproper credentials. can include suspicious border the reporting agency as well. takes some getting used to.” level of power when you pick for the weather to clear. Now The Apache Block III incor- it up. This is totally different,” we have capability, much like porates 26 new technologies de- said Vedder, who has flown in the (UH-60) Black Hawks and CRIME REPORT RECENT RESULTS OF COURTS-MARTIAL AT FORT RILEY signed to enhance the aircraft’s capabilities. It has received an all three predecessors – the AH- 64A and the AH-64D Long- (CH-47) Chinooks, to launch aircraft and fly in the clouds,” updated communication sys- bow – Block I and block II – to Vedder said. “The Block III tem, engine, transmission and the Block III. “When you pick has an instrument package thatOn Dec. 20, 2011, Spc. Regiment, 2nd Heavy and using K2, one drive shaft. The rotor blades this aircraft up, you are going rivals a 747. It is fantastic andJustin Bailey, Brigade Combat Team, specification of failing also have been reworked to to immediately feel the power very intuitive to fly.”Headquarters and 1st Inf. Div., was tried at to obey a lawful general make them more efficient and difference, and when you go But the new Apache has theHeadquarters Company, a General Court-Martial regulation by wrongfully produce more lift. into forward flight, it wants to ability to do something the 7472nd Battalion, 16th and was found guilty of driving a privately owned “It doesn’t take additional go about 150 MPH. It has a lot cannot.Infantry Regiment, 4th one specification of vehicle, one skills to fly it, but the aircraft is of power, and by far, the most “The Block III is able toInfantry Brigade Combat absent without leave, specification of driving significantly different,” Vedder powerful and most impressive communicate with unmannedTeam, 1st Infantry two specifications of drunk, one specification said. of them all.” aircraft; the pilots are able to seeDivision, was tried at a willfully disobeying a of unlawfully striking aGeneral Court-Martial lawful command from person on the torso with Because of these differ- While at the Mesa facil- the UAV’s video,” Hopan said.and was found guilty of his superior a closed hand, one ences, pilots with the 1st ARB, ity, the pilots not only became “To my knowledge, no otherone specification of commissioned officer, specification of 1st Avn. Regt., are going back qualified on the new Apache, aircraft has this capability.”knowingly possessing one specification of transporting in a vehicle to school and receiving three but also got to meet the Boeing “Teaming up with the UAVchild pornography and failing to obey a lawful upon a highway or weeks of training at Boeing’s fa- people who designed and are is essentially another aircraft outone specification of general regulation by street an open alcoholic cility in Mesa, Ariz., where the building the aircraft.knowingly possessing failing to register his beverage, and two aircraft is manufactured. The “It is an excellent opportu- See CAB, page 8child erotica. 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HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE JANUARY 6, 2012 | 3 NCOs: The Backbone of America’s ArmyLESSONS IN LEADERSHIPArmy leaders should model themselves after field manual definitionBy Sgt 1st Class Nathaniel York ship includes by doing whatever it takes to are, where they come from and strong role models for younger Mentoring Soldiers into1ST BN., 5TH FA REGT. striving to do get the job done. As a leader, it what makes them tick. This Soldiers. A successful leader leaders will help increase the your best in is necessary to create camarade- involves setting aside time to is one that not only leads, but success of the leader becauseT he Army Field Manual every mission rie, cohesion and trust within get to know them, writing up builds and empowers other it improves their unit’s ability 6-22 states, “An ideal and task given, your unit. One way to do this counseling statements pertain- leaders. When you are a good to successfully perform a wide Army leader has strong regardless of is to participate with them in ing to good performances, as leader, it shows in your troops. variety of tasks. You cannotintellect, physical presence, who it im- completing tasks. This allows well as bad, and acknowledging When a leader’s focus is be a successful leader withoutprofessional competence, high pacts. Soldiers to see that you are their contributions by writing dedicated to the completion Soldiers willing to follow andmoral character and serves as a For ex- Sgt. 1st Class not too good or too important up awards when warranted. of tasks and taking care of trust you. In a large part, it is Yorkrole model.” ample, leaders to work on the same level to One type of leadership Soldiers, over time, this type the Soldiers that make you a Modeling good leadership should work complete the mission. This style is not going to work for of experience will strengthen successful leader.behaviors allows Soldiers the hard by maxing physical fitness shows Soldiers respect, which a whole platoon, and know- them as leaders. This allows It also is important to noteopportunity to develop as lead- tests and being knowledgeable will build their respect of you ing the Soldiers allows a leader the leader to more efficiently the more you shine as a gooders. Successful leadership in- on all Army standards and in return. to tailor their leadership style and effectively accomplish leader, the more tasks youvolves an ability to accomplish policies. Leaders must main- Another key to successful to more effectively work with tasks and take care of Soldiers. will be given. There is only sothe mission and dedication to tain competence in their field leadership is taking care of Sol- those Soldiers. By mentoring, Good Soldiers look for strong much one Soldier can handletaking care of Soldiers. and live by the Army values to diers. To do this, a leader must training and guiding Soldiers leaders and gravitate to them. at one time. That is the reason One of the keys to success- be good models. Leaders also know their Soldiers – not just to accomplish their missions Successful leaders are those that it is so critical to model leader-ful leadership is being compe- must be willing to perform their name, rank and social se- and tasks, they will become become leaders to all Soldiers, ship and develop multipletent to accomplish the mission. tasks outside of their personal curity number. A leader needs better Soldiers and better not just to those to which they effective leaders, so tasks can beBeing a good model for leader- military occupational specialty to know who their Soldiers leaders. They will then serve as are assigned. spread out. Maj. Gen. William Mayville, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley commandinggeneral, awards Spc. JonathanMcCormick, 3rd AHB, 1st Avn. Regt., CAB, the Command Sgt. Maj. William Wooldridge Leadership Award Dec. 16 at BarlowTheater. Phillips was one of more than 50 Soldiers who completed the two-week course designed to 4TH IBCT prepare them Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew McCready, WLC commandant, congratulates the to be NCOs. graduates of the Warrior Leader Course, Class 703-12. McCready served as the commandant for the Dec. 16 graduation ceremony honoring the more than 50 junior enlisted Soldiers who completed the course. 4TH IBCT More than 50 Soldiers pass Warrior Leadership Course By Stephanie Hoff them advice on how to prop- sonal courage, commitment 1ST INF. DIV. PUBLIC AFFAIRS erly serve the Soldiers they will and individual condition in soon lead as NCOs. what they have learned. The 1st Infantry Division The course requires the Sol- Before the class received its and Fort Riley honored its diers to successfully complete diplomas, two graduates were future leaders Dec. 16 at the two weeks of training in areas recognized for their exception- post’s Barlow Theater by con- including leadership, military al performances throughout gratulating more than 50 Sol- values, war-fighting skills and the course. diers for their successful com- physical fitness training. Spc. Cameron Phillips, pletion of the Warrior Leader Lessons the junior enlisted 601st Aviation Support Bat- Course, Class 703-12. Soldiers learn throughout the talion, 1st Aviation Regiment, The course is designed to two weeks helps to prepare the Combat Aviation Brigade, prepare Soldiers to become Soldiers for a career as a NCO was awarded the Sgt. 1st Class the noncommissioned officers by teaching them basic warrior Francis R. Webb Distinguished who will continue to lead by tasks, including combat opera- Honor Graduate and Spc. Jon- the examples shown to them tions in an occupied area, how athan McCormick, 3rd Assault by their course instructors. to give commands, how to lead Helicopter Battalion, 1st Avia- Command Sgt. Maj. Mat- a squad in various environ- tion Regiment, CAB, received thew McCready, WLC com- ments, management skills and the Command Sgt. Maj. Wil- mandant, congratulated the much more that made each liam Wooldridge Leadership graduates, as well as provided Soldier demonstrate their per- Award.
Commentary HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE JANUARY 6, 2012 | 5 JANUARY 3, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE PAGE 5 RILEY ROUNDTABLE FINANCIALLY SPEAKING What is your Roth TSP to soon become available New Year’s resolution? By Maj. Barry Stewart uted to the TSP and 50 cents retirement savings plan and still a good idea because the FREE PROGRAM on the dollar for the next 2 you intend to let the money advantages of being able to percent. This means the day grow until age 65, it would be withdraw tax free later will M any service mem- they contribute, they get an best to start with a Roth plan far outweigh the taxes they “Losing weight. This year, I am going bers have been ask- 80 percent return on their of some type – to include the would have to pay back now. to lose weight.” ing for it, and it is investment – an $8 matched upcoming new Roth TSP – As a general rule of thumb, finally coming. The Roth TSP for every $10 contributed. and switch to a traditional until you reach the age of KEN CARROLL will be online on or about Most of the time, when a plan once you are between 50 about 50, it is advantageous RECREATION SPECIALIST Jan. 22, 2012. The Roth TSP matching retirement plan is and 55 years of age. Inciden- to move everything – roll it option has significant tax available to you, you should tally, you would withdraw over – to a Roth plan. If you differences when compared take full advantage of it, up to money first from the tradi- have a current TSP account to the regular TSP currently the point matching ends. tional plan before withdraw- and you are age 50 or older or in place. These tax differences But if you are not getting ing from the Roth. This is you simply can’t stomach the have serious implications for matched, which is the case because your Roth continues tax hit of moving your money “Be the best husband I can be.” the wealth that one can ac- for those of us wearing the to earn tax free income. You to a Roth, as an absolute cumulate. uniform and contributing to will have already received all minimum, you should stop Just like the current TSP TSP, or you have maxed out the tax breaks you are going funding your current TSP and SGT. AARON POWELL option, the Roth TSP is the amount in your match- to get on the traditional plan, start contributing to the Roth 3RD BN., 69TH ARMOR REGT., 1ST BCT, 3RD INF. DIV. an option for investing in ing plan and still have money so you would want to take TSP once it becomes available one’s retirement. Also like to invest for retirement, you it out first and let the Roth in January 2012. the current TSP option, the should be investing in a Roth. continue to grow. There are a couple more Roth TSP gives the investor Here is why. The Roth TSP will offer cool advantages to the current a tax incentive to encour- Let’s say you invest $100 the exact same funds as the TSP, and especially with the age us to invest for our own a month starting at age 20 current TSP. The only differ- Roth TSP, that are important retirements. The difference is and earned an average of ence, of course, will be how to know about. Tax advan- “Marines.” where you get the tax break. 10 percent each year on it is taxed. I personally like taged investments outside With the current TSP, as your investment for exactly the L or Lifecycle Funds – the military have limits BRANDON GAMACHI is the case with a traditional 40 years – 10 percent is a L-2020, L-2030, L-2040 and that don’t apply to military JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR IRA, 401 (k), or 403 (b) conservative estimate since it L-2050. I like these because members. The maximum plan, you get your tax break is less than the average earned they start you off fairly ag- one can contribute to either up front, but pay taxes upon over the last 60-plus years. By gressive with a higher mix of a traditional IRA, Roth IRA withdrawal. For example, the time you turned 60 years the S Fund – small cap, the I or a combination of both is let’s say you put $2,000 into of age, you would have $637, Fund – international stocks, limited to $5,000 per year, your TSP – the current plan 678. Your contribution to and the C Fund – American which will remain the same in – in 2011 and had a taxable that investment over the 40 common stocks. You will have 2012. With TSP, the annual income of $30,000. When years would be $48,000. The very little in the safer funds – limit for the current plan will “Work out. Be a little healthier. Drink you went to file your taxes for remaining $589,678 would be G and F – in the beginning. be $17,000 in 2012 and will less soda.” 2011, the $2,000 contribu- your earnings on your invest- It is appropriate to be in the have a total cap of $50,000 tion you made to your TSP ment. If you had invested higher risk funds when you per year for service mem- CORY BRADLEY would be subtracted from with the current TSP, you are years away from retire- bers. This means you could GATORADE SALES REPRESENTATIVE your taxable income, and would have received the tax ment. Over the long term, on contribute $4,000 to your you would be taxed on only break on your contribution average, the higher risk funds Roth IRA with an outside $28,000. of $48,000, but paid taxes on make much more in returns. company, another $1,000 in a If you were in the 15 per- the $589,678. With the Roth The problem with the higher traditional IRA with the same cent tax bracket – as will be TSP, you would have paid risk funds comes down to company, $17,000 to the the case for a married couple taxes on the much smaller timing. Because they have current TSP and you could making $30,000 and filing $48,000 and received the tax more dramatic ups and downs still contribute up to $28,000 “I believe in making yourself better all as married in 2012 – this break on the more than half – they have much more to the Roth TSP. Imagine year long. You don’t need one day to would mean a savings of $300 million dollars in earnings. It volatility – you do not want doing this during a deploy- tell you what to do.” (2,000 x .15). However, when also is important to keep in to be heavily into high risk ment. Not only would this you start withdrawing money mind the Roth has the added funds right before you retire. pretty much set you up for CAPT. DAN SCHIPPER at age 59 and a half or older, advantage of securing more At that point, you want to be life – if you did that at age 25 2ND BN., 32ND FA REGT., 4TH IBCT, 1ST INF. DIV. you will have to pay taxes. wealth for you at a time when mostly in safe investments, and never invested again, you Since you got an up-front tax you will probably need it like the G and F Funds. But would likely have better than break, you are paying taxes the most, in your retirement the L Funds takes care of that $1.4 million at age 60 – you on the growth and earnings years. When you finally hit for you automatically because also would be getting the tax of the investment. The Roth retirement age, do you really every 90 days, the balance break for your Roth contri- TSP, just like a regular Roth want to see 25 or 28 percent adjusts ever so slightly to the butions on both ends, since THE 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION POST IRA outside the military, of your earnings go to Uncle works in the opposite manner. Sam or would you rather have point that by the time you hit retirement age, you will be you are earning your pay tax free while deployed. Another Regardless of how much you it all? mostly in the G and F Funds, difference with the Roth TSP,This civilian enterprise newspaper is an COMMANDING OFFICERauthorized publication for members of AND PUBLISHER put into your Roth TSP, you As you can probably see, you will have a fair amount in unlike other Roth retirementthe Department of Defense. Contents Maj. Gen. William Mayville will not get the up-front tax the younger you are when the C Fund, but you will have plans outside the military, of The 1st Infantry Division Post are PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER break. Where you will get you start investing, the more almost nothing in the S and I there is no income exclu-not necessarily the official views of, or Lt. Col. Sophie Gainey the tax break is on the back powerful the difference in funds. For more information, sion. With a normal Roth endorsed by, the U.S. Government, or the Department of the Army. The PRINTER end when you withdraw the the wealth created is when go to www.tsp.gov. plan, once you earn a certain editorial content of this publication John G. Montgomery money. This is because you comparing a traditional retire- Some of you may be amount of money, which is the responsibility of the 1st FORT RILEY EDITORIAL STAFF withdraw from a Roth plan ment plan to a Roth plan. wondering if you should varies according to how you Infantry Division and Fort Riley PA without paying taxes. As a general rule, once you move your money from your are filing, you lose some or all Officer and printed by Montgomery EDITOR Flavia Hulsey So which one is better? get about 10 to 15 years out current TSP to the Roth TSP of the tax benefits of contrib- Communications, Inc., a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. First, we have to look at from actually withdrawing when it becomes available. uting to a Roth. This is not ASSISTANT EDITOR Government under exclusive written Dena O’Dell matching retirement pro- money out of your retire- The answer to that is proba- an issue with the Roth TSP. contract with Fort Riley. grams such as some 401 (k) ment savings, this is the point bly, but you must understand The highest paid members of STAFF WRITERS The appearance of advertising in Parker Rome, Melony Gabbert plans, some 403 (b) plans and you should be investing in a this would be a taxable event. the military can still take full this publication, including inserts and Pamela Redford the current TSP option for traditional plan rather than a When you move money from advantage of the tax benefits or supplements, does not constitute ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVES Department of Defense civil- Roth. The reason for this is a pre-tax advantaged plan, of a Roth TSP. endorsement of the products or Melissa Tyson, Amanda Qayed ian employees. 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6 | JANUARY 6, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONETF Duke hands over command of Khowst, PaktyaBy Staff Sgt. Ben K. Navratil diers around you represent dedi- officials, the marked increase Col. Chris Toner andTF DUKE PUBLIC AFFAIRS cation, partnership and mission in security in Khowst and Pak- Command Sgt. Maj. success,” said Maj. Gen. Daniel tya provinces has given way to Drew Pumarejo, 3rd KHOWST PROVINCE, Allyn, commander of the Fort better governance and develop- IBCT, case their col-Afghanistan – The 3rd Infan- Hood, Texas-based 1st Cavalry ment in the region, key pieces ors at a transfer oftry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Division and CJTF-1, and a to Afghanistan’s future after the authority ceremonyInfantry Division, Task Force native of Berwick, Maine. “TF departure of coalition forces. Dec. 31 at FOB Saler-Duke, officially relinquished Spartan will sustain the mo- Col. Chris Toner, com- no in Khowst Prov-command of coalition forces in mentum of TF Duke’s extraor- mander, TF Duke, and a native ince, Afghanistan. TFKhowst and Paktya provinces in dinary teamwork as they take of Topeka, thanked his Afghan Duke handed overa ceremony Dec. 31. on the mantle of responsibility partners for their support over coalition forces con- The Fort Knox, Ky.-based in this critical area of Afghani- the last year. trol to the 4th BCTTF Duke cased its colors as it stan.” “We’ve all served together (Airborne), 25th Inf.transferred authority to the 4th Over the course of their de- for the safety and security of our Div., TF Spartan.BCT (Airborne), 25th Inf. Div., ployment, Duke Soldiers con- Families in Afghanistan and theTF Spartan, based out of Fort ducted more than 14,600 com- United States,” Toner said. Spc. Eric-James EstradaRichardson, Alaska. bined patrols with their Afghan He went on to reflect upon TF SPARTAN Dignitaries and senior Af- partners, while executing about the Soldiers who gave their livesghan national security forces 700 operations. During these during the deployment. fice has made all of us all even where for the support they gave said, visibly moved. “To be sure,leadership, as well as senior operations, they logged more “Sadly, this effort was not more committed to finishing to the deployed Soldiers. their burden was the tough-leaders from Combined Joint than 275 confirmed enemy without loss, as 27 TF Duke this fight on our terms and en- “Lastly, but foremost in our est and ours was the easiest.Task Force-1 attended the cer- kills and captured about 1,800 Soldiers made the ultimate sac- suring their sacrifice was not in minds, is a heartfelt thanks to Without their love, support andemony at Forward Operating insurgents, with more than 300 rifice,” he said, adding that 92 vain.” our Families and loved ones tremendous courage, we couldBase Salerno. of those being insurgent leaders. ANSF members also gave their Toner also gave credit the who have borne the true bur- not have accomplished our mis- “Today, the TF Duke Sol- According to local Afghan lives to the effort. “Their sacri- Families at Fort Knox and else- den of this deployment,” he sion.”‘Pale Riders’ host ‘Welcome Home’ Shura for displaced villagersBy 1st Lt. Chad Tierney sively about the positive changes san elder who currently lives in ming to inform people of the1ST HBCT occurring since the “Pale Riders” Kandahar City. benefits of returning to Zharay assumed responsibility nearly Hasheem was referring to District. KANDAHAR, Afghanistan nine months ago. Daily insur- “Operation Medussa,” which Once the shura ended, Shafi– Soldiers with the 4th Squad- gent attacks that used to origi- took place in September 2006 Khan, deputy national policeron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st nate from abandoned buildings and was a major offensive by Ca- commander, provided his visionHeavy Brigade Combat Team, no longer occur. Sjursen also nadian forces to disrupt insur- for the area. To avoid corrup-1st Infantry Division, are lead- talked about the nearby town of gent operations. The operation, tion, Khan suggested that coali-ing an operation to help bring Charkusa, where children now though successful at killing in- tion forces not pay individualformer residents of the Zharay run along the trails and study at surgents, proved devastating to Families directly for damageddistrict back to their homes. the temporary school nearby. It many local homes and gardens. homes, but instead, pay for the Years of violence, property also is the first gated community Coalition forces now expect labor and materials to rebuilddestruction and instability drove in southern Afghanistan and has to show how improvements in their homes.most Families to relocate, so become a safe haven from insur- security and infrastructure have He also was confident thatthe 4th Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt. gent intimidation. A new school changed both the human and people will move back afterSoldiers recently hosted a “Wel- and bazaar will soon be opened 1ST HBCT geographical terrain. Nonlethal hearing of the improved secu-come Home” Shura in the Mir- with ribbon-cutting ceremonies, Pashmul village elders stand with 1st Lt. Jordan Rich, initiatives, including rebuilding rity, and spoke highly of Hajiwais Mina neighborhood of affording residents instant access left, and Capt. Daniel Sjursen, right, both with the 4th homes, agricultural training, Rahmatullah, the Pashmul shu-Kandahar City. to markets and education. Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., at a welcome home shura. women’s health care training, ra leader. The squadron’s Troop B Lt. Col. Michael Katona, progress occurs each week when elders will oversee management wheat seed distribution and the By showing displaced Fami-conducted a poll of former Pa- commander, 4th Sqdn., 4th one or two Families resettle into responsibilities. construction of schools, bazaars lies the changes occurring, alongshmul residents to see where Cav. Regt., also spoke about the their former dwellings and re- For some elders, moving and clinics are providing assis- with projects on the horizon,they moved in Kandahar City importance of Families moving plant crops in the soil surround- back to Central Zharay District tance to residents. Afghan and coalition securityand decided to host the shura in back to Charkusa. ing the town, he said. A tempo- is complicated because years of Promoting these programs forces said they hope to per-Mirwais Mina. To help persuade “Increased population rary lodging facility will soon warfare conditioned them to be- is challenging, however, Katona suade hesitant elders to take theformer elders to return to the Pa- equates to increased security,” be constructed next to Combat lieve the area was beyond repair, said. Most residents do not have next step and move back.shmul area, 4th Sqdn., 4th Cav. he said. “The two are directly Outpost Pashmul, to house according to Katona. Internet or TV access, so radio Only a flourishing populaceRegt. leaders addressed core con- related.” Families while their homes are “Five years ago, we were or- broadcasts, local shuras and can effectively combat insurgen-cerns, including security, educa- More than 10 Families now being rebuilt. Security and ba- dered to leave Pashmul. Papers word-of-mouth are the main cy, Sjursen said.tion, agriculture and commerce. live within Charkusa, an esti- sic construction materials for came down from the sky that conduits of information. Since “It takes a full population Capt. Daniel Sjursen, com- mated 10 percent of the village’s the facility will be provided by told us to leave,” said Haji Mo- October though, multiple me- to live in a village, to bring it tomander, Troop B, spoke exten- population. A visible sign of coalition forces, while village hammad Hasheem, a Charku- dia outlets have aired program- life,” he said. It pays to advertise in the daily classifieds and on our Web site. HOUSE FILL AD Call see how and today easy it is to make your ad work harder 762-5000 for less. O u t l O O k 2 012 GearinG up for proGress As a local business, don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your business and services you provide to the Junction City area. 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HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE JANUARY 6, 2012 | 7WINTER DRIVING Continued from page 1he was driving too fast for the empower Soldiers, Families, • Jumper cables has numerous resources available taught every fourth Thursday the upper left-hand corner of theconditions. Army civilians and contractors • Kitty litter or sand for trac- for drivers who want to reduce of the month. The nationally page under “Popular Links.” According to Douglas, it to prepare for hazards. tion their risks and improve their certified course is taught by in- To find out road conditionstakes mental and physical prepa- “Before you even get behind • Ice scraper and snow brush personal knowledge and aware- structors trained by the National on the Kansas Turnpike and anyration every time a driver gets the wheel, make sure your ve- • Small shovel ness. Despite the recent fatality, Safety Council. interstate, U.S. or state highwaybehind the wheel. Checking hicle is prepared because you’re • Tow rope or chain Douglas said, Fort Riley is do- Douglas also said DoD civil- in Kansas and Nebraska, callyour own attitude before getting dealing with three things – the • Blankets ing great, setting Army records ians can take the course without 511 or 866-511-5368 or visitout on the road is a key factor in person, the vehicle and the • Matches and candle or for safety and offering programs using leave time with the ap- www.kandrive.org for road.making good decisions, she said. road,” Douglas cautioned. chemical light with a lot of leader engagement. proval of a supervisor. Some in- Drivers also can sign up Being safe on the road dur- “It still hasn’t gotten bad yet. • Nonperishable, high-calo- In addition to providing surance companies will even give for text messaging by visitinging winter also means consider- People still have the opportunity rie food and plenty of water pamphlets, videos and person- a premium discount with proof http://511mm.ksdot.org to geting what other people are doing to change tires to all-weather • First aid kit alized briefings, the Garrison of course completion, Douglas a list of closed roads and drivingaround you, Douglas said. tires and winter windshield wip- • Seasonal clothing – indus- Safety Office has links to re- said. conditions on the state highway “Always account for the fact ers … and make sure you have trial gloves, coats, rain gear sources on its website: https:// Offering one final piece of system.that other people are going to an emergency kit in the car, • Warning devices – signal safety.army.mil/, including the advice to drivers getting out If winter conditions leave ado irrational things. You may something for traction – kitty flares and reflectors free Travel Risk Planning Sys- on the road this winter, Doug- driver stranded on an interstate,be doing all the right things, but litter or sand, water, industrial • Family’s communications tem assessment, mandatory for las said many accidents can be U.S. or Kansas highway, call *47that dude behind you may have gloves and proper personal pro- procedure all Soldiers traveling more than avoided by the driver’s planning on a cell phone for help.another agenda altogether,” she tection equipment,” Douglas In addition to assembling an 250 miles outside of Fort Riley and good choices before, during To report an emergency, acci-said. “You have to maintain situ- recommended. emergency kit, it’s also impor- by POV, Douglas said. and after the journey. dent, vehicle breakdown, erraticational awareness; sometimes it’s According to Ready Army, tant to make sure the vehicle is They also offer orientation That they “love their Fami- driver or criminal activity onbetter to let that dude pass.” drivers should have an emer- in good working order, Douglas programs on local hazards dur- lies enough to drive safely,” the Kansas Turnpike, call *KTA Another way that Army Sol- gency kit for both the home and said. Inspecting POV’s fluids, ing new Soldier briefings, which Douglas said is her hope for (582).diers, Families and Department privately owned automobile. lights, heater and defroster, wip- help to enlighten newcomers on Fort Riley Soldiers, Families and If a driver cannot reach localof Defense civilians can prepare The car emergency kit should er blades, brakes, tire pressure navigating the rural areas sur- DoD civilians. numbers for help, call 911.for winter driving is by following include the following: and tread and always keeping a rounding Fort Riley. To find out road conditions For more about Ready Army,the mantra, “Get a kit, make a • Cell phone and car charger full tank of gas should be on a Defensive driving classes for at Fort Riley, call 785-239-3700 visit http://riley.army.mil/Unit-plan and be informed,” of Ready • Flashlight and extra batter- winterization to-do list. civilians are available at no cost or visit www.riley.army.mil and Page.aspx?unit=ReadyArmy orArmy, the Army’s campaign to ies The Garrison Safety Office through the safety office and are click on the “Advisories” link in www.ready.army.mil.‘Dragons’ hope to grow with New Year’s resolutionsBy Sgt. Scott Lamberson Year’s resolution goes all the way lives. On the contrary, Cpl. Lucas tions, 17 percent irregularly set challenge test.4TH IBCT PUBLIC AFFAIRS back to Janus, a mythical king of Many Soldiers with the 4th Milne, paralegal specialist, 4th resolutions and 38 percent never “I saw other people in my of- early Rome in 153 B.C., accord- Infantry Brigade Combat Team, IBCT, said he doesn’t have a res- set them. As time goes by, many fice had it, and I want it, too,” he A New Year’s resolution is ing to Pearson Education. 1st Infantry Division, have dif- olution and never has had one. people begin to break or lose said. “In the past, not a lot of mygenerally a goal someone sets Janus could look back on ferent views about New Year’s “I think they’re a waste of interest in their resolutions. Af- resolutions have worked out, soout to accomplish in the com- past events and forward to the resolutions. time – they fizzle out after a cou- ter the first week, 75 percent of we will see how this one goes.”ing year. Although many people future. As Janus became the “I think New Year’s resolu- ple months,” he said. “If people resolutions are kept, but after six Although the odds seem tomake resolutions, not all are ancient symbol for resolutions, tions are a great idea, and people stick with it, good for them; it’s months, less than 40 percent are be against those who attemptkept. Romans began looking for for- should stick to them. They will their choice, and I don’t think still pursuing their goals. Three New Year’s resolutions, many The most common reso- giveness from their enemies and better themselves through the any differently about them be- out of four who attempt to ac- will still try.lutions usually involve more exchanging gifts before the be- next year,” said Sgt. Thomas cause of it.” complish a resolution never suc- “Even though I don’t makeexercise, increasing the time ginning of each year. Wright, human resource special- According to a survey con- ceed. resolutions, I support those whodevoted to work or studies, los- Many individuals look at ist, 4th IBCT, who said his New ducted through the Opinion Spc. Greg Wooten, paralegal do and encourage them to suc-ing weight, quitting smoking or a new year as a chance to start Year’s resolution is to go back to Corporation of Princeton, N.J., specialist, 4th IBCT, said his res- ceed in their goals,” said Pfc.drinking and eating healthier. over, improve themselves and school and complete his bach- about 45 percent of Americans olution is to complete the Iron Rosy Lewis, paralegal specialist, The tradition of the New correct shortcomings in their elors’ degree. usually set New Year’s Resolu- Dragon, a 4th IBCT physical 4th IBCT. Service Directory AMWAY Automotive Gifts Real estate Your Local AmwAY Distributor Older AmericAn Vehicles And PArts PERSONALIZED GIFTS, AWARDS, Barbara A. 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8 | JANUARY 6, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONESARKARI KAREZ Continued from page 1 CAB Continued from page 2 The 2nd Bn., 34th Armor have assumed your duties pro- there working with us to give operator where the pilots need The “Gunfighters” have 70 Block III before their next de-Regt. has a lengthy history and fessionally, and I have every us a better angle, better picture the UAV to look. Apache pilot slots, and there ployment.can trace its origins to October confidence that you will im- of what is happening,” Witt “It’s an extra workload for are an additional 15 Apache “The Block III gives us1941 at Fort Knox, Ky. The prove our performance, as well said. “This makes for a better us, but it is very workable and pilot slots in the CAB. They all the ability to get where weunit was initially assigned to as the performance of our part- situation for the warfighters on manageable,” Witt said. “It is need the training before they are needed very fast, muchthe 5th Armored Division, and ners,” Kirkpatrick said. the ground because we have a really good system that they can start flying the new aircraft. faster than we ever have be-in succeeding years, has been The 3rd Sqdn., 71st Cav. more information.” have worked out here for us.” Seventy-five of the pilots fore. And, with the integrationactivated and deactivated to fit Regt. was originally activated But seeing what the UAV Vedder and Witt were two will get their training at the of the UAV sensor, we can bethe needs of the nation. The in December 1941, as the 701st sees is not the extent of this of the first 10 Apache pilots Mesa facility, while the rest more informed when we show“Dreadnaughts” fought on the Tank Destroyer Battalion. The new capability. With a couple who went through Boeing’s will be trained at Fort Riley by up to provide lethal effects inbattlefields of Europe, in the 701st deployed to North Africa taps on their computers, the class on the Block III. Five were a mobile training team in late support of the ground forces,”jungles of Vietnam, the desert in 1942 and fought through- Apache pilots can take control from the 1st ARB, 1st Avn. 2012. This training schedule Vedder said.” It is really goingsands of Iraq, and most recent- out Word War II. The unit was of the UAV, eliminating the Regt., while the others were will ensure all Apache pilots in to change the game for attackly, on the fields of Maiwand eventually attached to the 10th time needed to tell the UAV from the Fort Rucker, Ala. the brigade are trained on the aviation.”District, Kandahar Province, Mountain Division in northernAfghanistan. Italy, where it served in many “The Dreadnaughts mark crucial operations.on history was achieved over Soldiers with the 3rd Sqdn.,nine months in Maiwand. The 71st Cav. Regt. deployed tobattalion immediately estab- Afghanistan for the first timelished security,” said Col. Pat- in February of 2006, in sup-rick D. Frank, commander, 3rd port of Operation EnduringBrigade Combat Team, 10th Freedom as part of TF Spartan.Mountain Division, Task Force The Squadron was deployedSpartan. to northeastern Kunar and From May 15 to Dec. 23, Nuristan provinces. TF Spartanthe unit has worked closely deployed in support of OEFwith TF Spartan to clear the again in December 2008 toMaiwand District of insurgents Logar and Wardak provinces,and stabilize the Afghan people. where the 3rd Sqdn., 71st Cav. Over the course of its de- Regt. provided the unit with Spring 2012 EVENING COLLEGEployment, Dreadnaught Sol- multi-faceted operational sup-diers have conducted more port.than 1,800 patrols, 31 air as- Now, for the unit’s thirdsaults, built five pieces of tac- deployment to Afghanistan,tical infrastructure and trans- Soldiers have been operatingferred command of Combat in Kandahar Province for the January 17 - May 4, 2012 16-week termOutpost Ata Mohammed and past eight months. However,Strong Point Jawkari to their the 3rd Sqdn., 71st Cav. Regt. Monday Mon/Wed Tuesday Core Conflict Resolution FSHS 531 / 751 Exceptional Development 2-Dimension Design Art Careers SeminarAfghan national security as- was detached from TF Spartan in Early Childhood ART 100 ART 105 14938 / 14937 FSHS 428 16026 15837 5:30 - 7:55 p.m.sistance force counterparts. and has been operating out of 16082 5:30 - 8:20 p.m. 5:30 - 6:20 p.m.Their operations resulted in the Forward Operating Base Terra 6:00 - 8:20 p.m. Tuesday/Thursdayseizure or reduction of more Nova in the Arghandab River 3-Dimension Design Middle Childhood and Drawing I Professional Seminar in ART 200 Adolescence ART 190than $600,000 worth of illegal Valley. FSHS 16027 FSHS 506 16206narcotics, weapons and impro- “Titan troopers of 3rd FSHS 585 5:30 - 8:20 p.m. 16042 5:30 - 8:20 p.m.vised explosive device making Sqdn., 71st Cav. Regt., who 15955 5:30 - 7:55 p.m. 5:30 - 7:55 p.m. Drawing II Water Media Imaterials. have already been defeating the ART 210 Intro. to Gerontology ART 220 “The Dreadnaughts have Taliban in Maiwand, will now Post-Communist Societies 15865 GERON 315 15838fought hard over the last nine officially join this professional SOCIO 500 / 701 5:30 - 8:20 p.m. 15914 5:30 - 8:20 p.m. 15320 / 15321 5:30 - 7:55 p.m.months, clearing pockets of team and continue the progress 5:30 - 8:20 p.m. Illustration Type and Designenemy resistance and building for the Afghan people,” Frank ART 285 Western Civilization: The ART 290capacity within the Afghan na- said. Wednesday 16081 5:30 - 8:20 p.m. Modern Era HIST 102 15839 5:30 - 8:20 p.m.tional security assistance forc- Upon assuming authority Emergent Literacy FSHS 566 16030es,” said Lt. Col. Mike Kirkpat- of FOB Sarkari Karez, the Ti- BFA Exhibition or Portfolio 5:30 - 7:55 p.m. Ceramics for Non-Majors 16111 ART 300 6:00 - 8:20 p.m. Presentationrick, commander, 3rd Sqdn., tans will be operating with TF ART 410 Prin. of Exercise Training 1607571st Cav. Regt. “As we assume Spartan for the remaining three Italian for Travelers 15840 KIN 398 5:30 - 8:20 p.m.their duties, we will continue to months of their deployment. ITAL 105 5:30 - 8:20 p.m. 15153 5:30 - 7:55 p.m. BFA Exhibition or Portfolioclear, mold and build.” “We will finish with honor,” 15771 Presentation 5:30 - 7:20 p.m. Baroque Art History The responsibility of Sarkari Kirkpatrick said. “Titans, you ART 622 15867 Thursday ART 410 15864Karez and its surrounding bat- have proven yourselves in the Proseminar in Human 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Early Childhood 5:30 - 8:20 p.m.tle space now belongs to “Ti- Arghandab and established Development and Family FSHS 310 Studies 15688 Biology of Agingtan” Soldiers. yourselves as a force to be reck- FSHS 590 Advanced Printmaking 5:30--7:55 p.m. ART 635 BIOL 404 “Titans, once again, you oned with in Maiwand.” 15950 15772 5:30 - 8:20 p.m. 15848 Human Development 5:30 - 8:20 p.m. 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. and Aging FSHS 510 Manual CommunicationsPASAB Continued from page 1 16110 5:30 - 7:55 p.m. FSHS 415 15682 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. January 17 - March 7, 2012 8-week termagile and lethal combined arms swering the nation’s call toteam,” said Lt. 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Charles Cook, command first Afghanistan deployment, 15175 5:30 - 7:55 p.m. Database Applications 5:30 - 7:55 p.m. Lifespan Personalitysergeant major, 4th Sqdn., 4th and it will be a high learning Development CIS 103 Sociology of the Criminal PSYCH 520 15241Cav. Regt., cased their unit col- curve for everybody,” said Maj. Rise of Europe Justice System 16193 5:30 - 7:55 p.m. TUors, officially relinquishing au- Joseph Richey, executive of- HIST 101 SOCIO 361 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Sat 15718 5:30 - 7:55 p.m.thority to Soldiers with the 5th ficer, 5th Bn., 20th Inf. Regt. 15988 February 14 - 25 5:30 - 7:55 p.m. 5:30 - 7:55 p.m. Social OrganizationBattalion, 20th Infantry Regi- “I think we will adapt fine. 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POST Sessions of the ResilientSpouse Academy, a weeklong The Historical and Archaeologi-training for military spouses cal Society of Fort Riley is accept-that teaches suicide intervention, ing grant applications for its 2012responding to reports of abuse or Spring disbursement.neglect, Master Resilience Train- Last year, HASFR disburseding and financial resilience, in $13,000 in grant money, accord-2012 will take place: ing to Julie Snodderly, HASFR vice • Jan. 30 to Feb. 3 president. The funds for the pro- gram are primarily raised through • March 5 to 9 the sale of apple pies at the Fall Ap- • June 4 to 8 ple Day Festival and HASFR’s Tour • Sept. 10 to 14 of Homes. For more information or to As part of its intent to preserve,register, call 785-239-9435. protect and maintain Fort Riley’s heritage, HASFR has historic-fo- MANning the Homefront, cused events to increase the public’sa group of male Fort Riley awareness of the installation’s placespouses, will meet at 6:30 p.m. in history and raise funds to supportJan. 9 at Kite’s in Junction City the local community, Snodderlyfor its monthly dinner. The group said. Parker Rome | POSTwill meet in one of the private Melissa Mueller, lead care giver, Warren Road CDC, right, gives Capt. Ryan Hester, operations In years past, there has only beendining rooms at the back of the specialist, 5th Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., left, and his 7-month-old daughter, Riley Grace, center, one disbursement a year, but inbuilding. a tour of his daughter’s future classroom during a tour Dec. 27 at Warren Road CDC. CYSS 2012, there will be two: the com- MANning the Homefront reopened the Warren Road CDC and Middle School Teen Center Jan. 3 after remodeling both munity disbursement in the springregularly meets at 6:30 p.m. on facilities. and a new educational disbursementthe first Monday night of each this fall, she said. Educational pro-month, but it changed the Janu-ary meeting due to the holidays. For more information, contact CDC, teen center receive renovations grams will benefit from the second disbursement. All grant applications must be postmarked by Feb. 29, 2012.Wayne Perry at MANningth- By Parker Rome Once all applications have beeneHomefront@hotmail.com or 1ST INF. DIV. POST received, a committee will review theMatt_MANningtheHomefront@ materials and consider the numberhotmail.com. Warren Road Child Develop- of military-connected personnel in- ment Center and the Middle School volved, whether it benefits the whole A library movie night will be Teen Center recently reopened after group and if it will be of lasting ben-at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Fort renovations. efit to the future of the organization,Riley Post Library. The feature Both Child, Youth and School Snodderly said. Consideration alsofilm will be “Up.” Services facilities reopened their is given to the ability of the group doors Jan. 3 to raise funds and whether they have A dinner and a movie night “CYSS and the Fort Riley Fami- made an effort to do so before apply-will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 lies are very fortunate to have both ing for the HASFR grant.at Riley’s Conference Center. of those projects within the same Salaries, operating costs andAdults are $7.95, children ages 4 year,” said Sonya Douglas, CYSS Family readiness groups cannot beto 10 at $3.95 and children under coordinator. “Our two oldest facili- funded. ties were in dire need of some up- USO Fort Riley, American Red4 are free. A buffet meal will be grading.” Cross and Pointman have beenprovided along with the children’s Parker Rome | POST The Warren Road CDC received Melissa Mueller, lead care giver, Warren Road CDC, left, gets awarded grants through HASFR’smovie. For more information, call community disbursement in years a new roof, flooring, paint job and a a reaction from Riley Grace Hester, 7 months, right, during a785-784-1000. past. HASFR also gives a portion front reception area. Children from tour Dec. 27 at the Warren Road CDC. CYSS reopened the the six classrooms at the Normandy Warren Road CDC and Middle School Teen Center Jan. 3 after of its funds to the Fort Riley Com- Flick-N-Float, a movie view- CDC will be making the move to remodeling both facilities. bined Scholarship Fund.ing at Eyster Pool, will be at 7 11 classrooms in the recently reno- There is not a set amount for Mueller, lead care giver, Warren Capt. Ryan Hester, operationsp.m. Jan. 28. Cost of attendance vated facility just south of the Mini Road CDC. “It’s organized very specialist, 5th Squadron, 4th Cav- each grant, but instead, it dependsis $10 per Family or $5 per Mall on Custer Hill. well, and I think the kids are going alry Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade on the number of applications re-person. Hot dogs, chips, juice and “It’s going to be a change, but to enjoy the area more than Nor- ceived, Snodderly said.cookies will be served during the I like it – I really do,” said Melissa mandy.” See RENOVATION, page 13 Email email@example.com. Families are welcome to for an application.bring their own food. For moreinformation, call 785-239-9441. AIB International School ofBaking, Manhattan, has a full ‘Raiders’ donate to Family in need for Christmastuition scholarship for a person First Sgt. Jody By Sgt. Scott Lamberson but also a Family in need during thisto attend AIB’s 16-week baking Bills, Troop B, 4TH IBCT PUBLIC AFFAIRS holiday season.science and technology course 1st Sqdn., 4th “We opened it up to the school, ifFeb. 2 to May 24. Cav. Regt., Imagine being a child and waking they had a Family that was in need, The scholarship is for a wraps gifts Dec. up on Christmas to no presents, then we would help. I immediately got amilitary veteran, active-duty 19, along with going back to school and being the response; they had the perfect Familyservice member or spouse of an faculty from only one who didn’t receive a gift for in mind,” Bills said. “I talked to the Garfield Elemen- the holidays. Now imagine being in Soldiers in the troop, explained theactive-duty service member and tary School, Clay the position to prevent such a thing. Family’s circumstances and asked ifis offered by representatives of they could donate to help this Fam- Center. Bills’ Through a partnership betweenthe commercial baking industry troop raised ily with their Christmas, then so be Troop B, 1st Squadron, 4th Cav-to educate and encourage persons money to it, and if not, don’t worry about it. alry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigadefor positions of responsibility in ensure a Family Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Almost every Soldier in the troop –the baking industry. For more in need would and Garfield Elementary School, about 98 percent – donated.”information, contact Ken Embers have gifts for Clay Center, 1st Sgt. Jody Bills, se- Donations ranged from less thanat 785-539-2819. the holidays. nior enlisted adviser, Troop B, 1st $5 to about $20. The troop was able Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., and the Sol- to raise more than $550 for the Fam- Web-Trac is available at diers of the unit were made aware of ily, ensuring they had a good Christ- Sgt. Scott mas.www.rileymwr.com. Users can such a situation, a situation in which Lambersonmake payments for child care, 4TH IBCT they were able to lend support andSKIES programs and enroll and assistance to not only the school, See DONATION, page 13pay for youth sports programs. Information on recreation pro-grams, classes and select ticketedevents also are available. Custom-ers currently in the database will ‘Dragon’ leaders partner with K-State for symposiumreceive their WebTrac user ID and By Sgt. Scott Lamberson get into the theater of operation?” Daryl Youngman,password via the e-mail address 4TH IBCT PUBLIC AFFAIRS asked Brig. Gen. Eric Peck, 1-6th associate pro-on file. New customers may sign Kansas Agribusiness Development fessor of librar-up by going to the WebTrac link Senior leaders with the 4th Infan- Team, and a guest speaker at the sym- ies, K-State,at www.rileymwr.com. try Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infan- posium. “The training here is to help receives a cer- try Division, attended the Above the the brigade to get a new perspective tificate of Line Symposium Dec. 13 to 15 at on where they’re going and what they appreciation American Legion Post 207 various locations at Fort Riley and at have to do to be successful when they from Lt. Col.in Ogden is open seven days a Hale Library at the Kansas State Uni- get on the ground in Afghanistan.” David Wood,week. It is open from 4 p.m. to The symposium kicked off with versity campus. deputy com-1:30 a.m. nightly. opening remarks from Brig. Gen. mander, 4th The Legion hosts bingo from The symposium focused on dif- ferent topics that could be crucial to Paul Funk, 1st Infantry Division IBCT, at the7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday nights, with deputy commanding general for ma- Above the Lineweekly cash jackpots. All service the brigade’s success during a future neuvers, followed by three days of Symposium Dec.members and their Families are deployment to Afghanistan and also briefings, classes and discussions that 14 at Haleinvited to come find out about encouraged leaders to use critical focused on the brigade’s success. Library, K-State.the Legion’s programs and ser- thinking. Topics included operations and in- “How do you prepare? How do formation briefs, unit movement op- Sgt. Scottvices to help meet the needs of all you do the analysis? How do you set Lambersonveterans. the conditions for success before you See SYMPOSIUM, page 13 4TH IBCT 1DivPost.comY M Y MC K C K
12 | JANUARY 6, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE Exchange takes hassle outCOMMUNITY CORNERCommander encourages feedbackBy Col. William ClarkGarrison Commander with Sears home delivery 18,000 Sol- diers – home page on Facebook at www. facebook.com/FortRiley. in 2012. • Call and leave a message A two-hour window is set the rive safely and are installedH AAFES PUBLIC AFFAIRS appy New Year! I Fort Riley on Fort Riley’s 24/7 phone evening before the uniformed properly.” hope you enjoyed the has been doing line, 785-240-TOWN (8696). DALLAS – The Army and Sears crews deliver. Services In addition to delivery and holidays, some time everything it • Attend events that allow Air Force Exchange Service has range from $79.95 to $94.95. installation, old appliances,off and some time with Family can to prepare you to voice concerns like our taken the hassle and expense “The Exchange’s motto mattresses and furniture areand friends. for this influx Army Family Action Plan in out of getting new furniture, of ‘we go where you go’ now hauled away for $10 per de- Col. I anticipate 2012 will be because it Clark the fall or your unit’s Family appliances and mattresses includes going to military livery, for example, if a per-busy for many of you – it will affect us. readiness group meetings. home and installed by partner- shoppers’ homes,” said Chief son buys a new mattress, thecertainly will be a busy year at Whether in Use the venue that’s most ing with Sears home delivery. Master Sgt. Jeffry Helm, the old one can be hauled away.Fort Riley. terms of traffic congestion, in- Through this service, shop- Exchange’s senior enlisted ad- More technical installations convenient for you. We Some of you may have creased use of garrison services pers making purchases prior viser. “From sofas to washers or required assemblies can be provide options to receiveheard talk about the “2012 or health care accessibility, I as- to 3 p.m. often can schedule and dryers to mattresses, this arranged directly at the Ex- sure you our garrison employ- feedback because we knowHomecoming.” If you haven’t everyone has different sched- delivery for the very next day. partnership ensures items ar- change.heard about it, the bottom ees have been working on how ules, different concerns andline is that this year, Fort Riley we can continue to provide the best possible support for our different access to variouswill see the largest number Soldiers and Families so they media. And we provide all ofof troops with boots on the can accomplish their missions. these options because we wantground in Kansas since themid-1990s. While we’ve always Here is what I ask of you to hear from you.had a large number of troops – be understanding as we un- Instead of wondering whyassigned to Fort Riley, many of dergo these changes, but also this or that doesn’t happen,them have been deployed over let us know how we are doing. take advantage of all of thesethe past decade. At Fort Riley, there are options and ask us why. If you With operations winding numerous ways to share your think something could be donedown in the Middle East and comments and concerns: more efficiently, let us know.Fort Riley welcoming home • At any time, send us an Maybe you have just the solu-several Soldiers just prior to Interactive Customer Evalu- tion we’ve been looking for.the holidays, more of our ation, or ICE, comments bytroops are coming home for clicking the ICE link on the If you would like to commentlonger periods of time. And left-hand column at www.riley. on this article or suggest a topicwhile troop deployments are army.mil. for the Community Corner,always fluid, we’re preparing • Post your comments and email rile.post.newspaper@ questions on the Fort Rileyto have five brigades – around conus.army.mil.New guide to help militaryFamilies navigate FacebookBLUE STAR FAMILIES tary Families. http://facebook.com/USMili- Himel-Nelson also is a noted tary. WASHINGTON – On Dec. expert on the use of social media19, Blue Star Families and Face- among military Families, and ABOUT BLUE STARbook announced the release of a Facebook provided insight into FAMILIESnew guide for military Families. the features and products of its “The Social Media Guide site. Blue Star Families is a na-for Military Families” leads “Social media has completely tional, nonprofit network ofFamilies through the features of altered the landscape of com- military Families from all ranksFacebook, makes suggestions for munication for today’s military and services, including guardkeeping in touch with Family Families,” Himel-Nelson said. and reserve, with a mission toand friends and provides sug- “But with each notable stride support, connect and empowergestions for personal and op- in technology comes greater military Families. In addition toerational security. The guide also responsibility. 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HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE JANUARY 6, 2012 | 13K-State senior receives 4th place Getting cash back at Exchangein Hearst feature writing contest saves customers money, timeK-STATE MEDIA RELATIONS Castanon originally wrote but this was something very the article for a personal experi- intimate and written in first- AAFES PUBLIC AFFAIRS the Exchange and won’t be charge, including Army Emer- MANHATTAN – A Kan- ence story assignment in a mag- person,” Baltrip said. “It took a charged a fee.” gency Relief, Air Force Aid So-sas State University senior has azine and feature writing class lot of courage for Kelsey to be DALLAS – As banks cal- Authorized shoppers can ciety and Naval Relief Societyearned a fourth-place finish in a offered by the Miller School. willing to include that informa- culate consumer’s pain thresh- cash personal checks up to checks, U.S. insurance checks,national writing contest for her She later decided to publish the tion on her Family and her life. old for increasing fees, the $300 per day, per customer U.S money orders, traveler’sarticle about accepting her gay article in the K-State Collegian, I appreciated the courage that it Exchange is offering shoppers at no charge and as always, checks, Western Union checksfather. the university’s student news- took.” cheap access to their money checks will be accepted up to and payroll checks issued by Kelsey Castanon, senior in paper, with approval from her Angela Powers, director of with free check cashing and the exact amount of any pur- authorized government con-journalism and mass communi- Family. the A.Q. Miller School, said cash back on debit transac- chase. Customers also will be tions. able to use their debit cards to tractors and other non-appro-cations, Stilwell, Kan., received She said her Family and faculty like Baltrip are encour- “It’s all about saving money receive up to $50 cash back at priated fund agencies.the honor in the William Ran- countless others provided over- aging students to enter nationaldolph Hearst Journalism Award whelming support. contests, and the results show it and time,” said Exchange Chief the registers. Shoppers can visit their lo-Program’s feature writing con- “I also got a lot of emails is paying off. of Staff Col. Tom Ockenfels. The Exchange also cashes cal Exchange for more infor-test for her article, “Father, from people I didn’t know in “Our students are produc- “You can cash your checks and a wide variety of other checks mation about its free checkdaughter relationship tested following days saying they were ing some of the best work in get cash on your own time at and instruments for cash at no cashing policy.after his confession: ‘I’m gay.’” glad I shared my story,” Cas- the nation in terms of journalis- The article follows Cas- tanon said. “I’m sure it’s some- tic quality in our classes and fortanon in her struggle to acceptthe new reality for her Family. thing more people struggle with, so I was glad it touched our student media, so it’s im- portant they get recognition,” RENOVATION Continued from page 11The award included a $1,000 people.” Powers said.scholarship and a matching Kimetris Baltrip, assistant When Castanon was noti- Combat Team, 1st Infantry Di- Road,” she said. homework lab.grant to the university’s A.Q. professor of journalism and fied she had been honored, she vision, brought his 7-month- The Middle School Teen “The teens are going toMiller School of Journalism mass communications, helped knew who she had to share the old daughter, Riley Grace, to Center received new floor- love the new furniture,” Wesleyand Mass Communications. Castanon enter the article in news with first. the new facility to get a sneak ing, cabinets, a new paint job, said. Only schools accredited by the Hearst contest. Baltrip, “When I got the letter in the peak Dec. 27. lockers and a scoreboard in the The teen center will havethe Association of Schools of who has helped many students mail, the first thing I did was “It’s significantly bigger gymnasium, as well as removal a grand opening Jan. 20 inJournalism and Mass Com- enter writing contests, said Cas- call my dad,” she said. “I was than the other place,” he said. of the carpet from the walls. conjunction with a dance withmunication are eligible to have tanon’s article was unlike any just so excited and am so glad “It looks very nice and well “I think the teens are go- a “Ole’ Skool, New Skool”their students apply for the other. he supported me writing it be- thought out, and it has a good ing to be impressed with the theme. Teenagers and parentsHearst Award Program’s writing “Many of them are more cause I wouldn’t have won it if design.” new look and the change,” saidcontests. traditional types of features, he didn’t.” Justina Kanz, Warred Road Rosalind Wesley, CYSS admin- are invited to the dance, which CDC director, said it was a big istrator. will feature a disc jockey who change. New furniture also was add- will play all types of music,History expert says social media “We’re very excited about ed to the teen center, including Wesley said. moving over from a relocatable theater-style seating, tall café A ribbon-cutting ceremony facility at Normandy CDC to bar tables and chairs, a Pac- for the Warren Road CDC hasconnects younger adults to past a permanent one at Warren Man arcade console and a new tentatively been set for Jan. 27.K-STATE MEDIA RELATIONS ber of tweets will continue to historical accounts.” SYMPOSIUM Continued from page 11 grow when the project is com- The broadened use of In- MANHATTAN – A project pleted in six years, which was ternet content lacking such a erations, building Afghan na- the Afghan culture. He in- as this serve the direct pur-by a University of Oxford grad- the length of the war. safety net suggests a larger issue tional security forces’ capacity structed them on proper eti- pose of providing informationuate to document the events of Although there has been lit- related to the nature of educa- and capability while advising quette and gave examples of about culture and agriculture,World War II in real time using tle change recently in the broad- tion, Parillo said, and is appli- and partnering, agricultural how to interact and react to but they also build workingthe social networking site Twit- er understanding of World War cable far beyond the boundaries development, tribalism versus the Afghan populous. relationships between the bri-ter is generating new interest II, Parillo said he believes two of World War II studies. nationalism, Afghan culture Following his presentation, gade and the university thatabout the war among young important factors have provided “Our task as teachers is and history, intelligence briefs Tasali answered questions and a question-and-answer from the group, and everyone become useful in other proj-people, according to a World a spark for the project. evolving to where we have to session about Afghanistan. in attendance sat together for ects,” said Daryl Youngman,War II expert at Kansas State “The generation that expe- put more and more emphasisUniversity. The project also rienced World War II, whether on assisting students to develop The different briefings a traditional Afghan meal. associate professor, K-Statehighlights the pros and cons that be as Soldiers or on the the criteria and standards for took place at a number of lo- Seated on the floor, the group Libraries. “Indirectly, militaryof using Twitter as a teaching home front, never spoke about judging what they can and can- cations, including the 1st Inf. used techniques learned in members learn more aboutmethod. it much because it was such a not trust among all the stuff Div. headquarters, Barlow Tasali’s brief. The group ate how they can participate in The project at https:// common experience,” Parillo that is floating around out there Theater and a mission train- in a manner in which they university activities, and thetwitter.com/RealTimeWWII, said. “But they reached that and available to them,” he said. ing complex, all at Fort Riley, would eat as a guest of some- university community be-which began in August 2011, point in the 1980s and more so Parillo, a longtime teacher of and Hale Library at K-State. one of the Afghan culture. comes better acquainted withhas led to more than 1,000 in the 1990s where they began World Wide II-related courses, During the event at Hale “Senior leaders at K-State Library, Qais Tasali, an Af- and Fort Riley have given us our Army neighbors. I feeltweets and a following of more to retire and deal with grand- is the author of the book, “The ghan graduate student who clear guidance that these types fortunate to be in this place atthan 175,000 people world- children and discovered there Japanese Merchant Marine inwide. was not a great deal of aware- World War II.” Some of his attends K-State, spoke to the of partnership activities are this time to help share some Generating new interest in ness about it. They began to other publications include group about the importance encouraged and are beneficial of my knowledge for use byWorld War II is a positive, said set out the record themselves “Burma and Southeast Asia, of customs and courtesies in to all parties,” Seminars such our forces.”Mark Parillo, associate profes- for their Families and for oth- 1941-1945” for “World War IIsor of history at Kansas State ers. The other factor is that we in Asia and the Pacific and theUniversity, adding he thinks theuse of Twitter in the project ispractical for connecting with began a series of anniversaries, 50-year commemorations and so on, that brought a lot of at- War’s Aftermath, with General Themes: A Handbook of Liter- ature and Research,” the three- DONATION Continued from page 11younger generations, but could tention to the war.” volume “The Encyclopedia of Kelsey McAnulty and Am- powerful,” said Garfield El- School is secondary to youruse refining. Harnessing the increased War and American Society” and ber Young, both fourth-grade ementary School principal true mission, but we never “I think the concept is very interest from the Twitter ac- “‘We Were the Big One’: The teachers at Garfield, met with Jaclyn Pfizenmaier. feel that way; we feel like wegood,” Parillo said. “But I’m not count is of great importance, World War II Generation in Bills at local shopping estab- Bills, his two shopping are your big mission. It’s beensure it was done in the best pos- Parillo said. Changes in stu- America.” lishments in Clay Center, and partners and the principal all awesome to see that someonesible fashion. I found it to be dents’ reading habits from pub- His most recent project, the trio went Christmas shop- met with the mother of the else cares about the studentssomewhat confusing as to what lished works to online content “Statesman and Airpower,” is ping for the Family. With the Family at the school to pres- and the staff.”I was actually reading, who have eliminated the editing and due out from the University money donated, they bought ent her with the gifts. As the In addition to assistingwas supposedly authoring the vetting process. Such trends Press of Kentucky in 2012. the children new clothes, gifts were unveiled, the moth-Tweets and for whom they were have caused changes in Parillo’s Parillo has served as chair the Family, Soldiers with the winter coats, hygiene prod- er expressed her thanks andintended.” teaching style. and newsletter editor of the Troop B, 1st Sqdn., 4th Cav. ucts and some new toys. They gratitude. The group then sat Because Twitter caps each “I have found that I need to World War II Studies Associa- also were able to get other together in a side office at the Regt., also donated abouttweet at 140 characters, it limits devote more time developing tion. He also has been a presi- gifts for the Family as well. school and wrapped all the 100 gifts to Operation Santathe amount of information that my students’ ability to judge the dential counselor for the Na- “This has made a huge gifts. Claus at Fort Riley.can be communicated in each reliability of sources,” he said. tional World War II Museum impact. It’s helping a Family “I just see Soldiers going “I’m very proud of themessage. The number of tweets “We don’t really have the safety in New Orleans and a member that deserves it, our staff is al- above and beyond and out of guys – very proud. For thein the project varies daily – each net of the publication process of the Department of the Army ways willing to go out of their their way,” Pfizenmaier said. Soldiers of Troop B to be abletweet represents a daily event to weed out the most egregious Historical Advisory Commit- way for the students, but see- “Our staff knows that what to step up and do this, it’sduring the war – and the num- and salacious of purportedly tee. ing that others are as well is you guys do with Adopt-a- amazing,” Bills said. s on: HOUSE FILL AD Fo llow u ebook Fac Twitt er Get The Daily Union. Online Presents: Get all your local news & information at home or on the go! January 21, 2:00 PM A-$11 |M-$9 |S-$6 Richard Holmgren brings his family $ .99 Per Month friendly comedy and juggling show Full online access & eEdition to the C. L. Hoover Opera House. So bring the kids and enjoy the show. It’s just flippin’ fun! Sponsored by: Tuesday through Saturday Eyewear The eEdition is an exact replica of the printed edition Junction Home Lumber 710 N. 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Y M CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Y M C K C K Sports & Recreation14 | JANUARY 6, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE JANUARY 6, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE PAGE 14 IN BRIEF Exchanges Smooth move January specials at Custer Hill Bowling Center include: Mondays – Dollar Night, 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays – 2’Fers, 6 to 10 p.m. remove Wednesdays – Kid’s Night, 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays – Red Pin Night, 6 products to 10 p.m. Fridays – Quarter Mania Night, 6 p.m. to midnight with DMAA Saturdays – Saturday Night U.S. ARMY MEDCOM PUBLIC AFFAIRS Lights, 6 p.m. to midnight Saturdays – Story Time, Fort WASHINGTON – The Depart- Riley Library, 1:30 to 2 p.m. ment of Defense has implemented a Sundays – Family Fun Sundays, temporary moratorium on the sales 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. of products containing dimethyl- amylamine, commonly referred to Smart Start Youth Sports as DMAA, within military facilities. registration is open until Jan. 13 The moratorium will remain in for soccer, baseball and basketball. effect pending further review of rele- The six-week program teaches the vant scientific evidence and reported basic skills and fundamentals of events, officials said. each sport. For more information, Recent reports show that two call 785-239-9885. Soldier deaths and additional ad- verse health effects in other service Great Escapes vendor registra- members may be related to the use tion is now open for the March of dietary supplements containing 31 event. Reserve your spot by DMAA. downloading the registration form “We support the decision of the from www.rileymwr.com or call Military Exchanges and Commissar- 785-239-8990 for more informa- ies to remove products containing tion. DMAA from their shelves until we can make a further determination A Family fitness challenge about the safety of this ingredient,” will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. Parker Rome | POST said Dr. Michael Kilpatrick, deputy 20 at Child, Youth and School Chelsie McGoogan, food and beverage attendant, King’s Korner, prepares a four berry blend director of Force Health Protection Services Parent Central. For more smoothie Jan. 4. The new smoothie bar at the entrance of King Field House offers smoothies, and Readiness Programs with the information, call 785-239-9885. coffee, soft drinks and hot chocolate. Office of the Deputy Assistant Sec- retary of Defense for Force Health Smoothie bar opens at King Field House A racquetball tournament Protection and Readiness. will be Jan. 21. Registration ends DMAA is sold as a single supple- Jan. 20. The tournament is open ment and in combination with mul- to all active-duty Soldiers and tiple other ingredients. In particular, civilians. For more information, By Parker Rome “It adds to the atmosphere of for weight loss and high-energy it is often combined with caffeine, a call 785-239-2148. 1ST INF. DIV. POST the gymnasium,” he said. “It gives blends and things like that, so after legal, natural stimulant. Stimulants the customers another place to go one of our fitness classes, they can may accelerate metabolism, heart Eagle Day at Milford Lake is A smoothie bar recently opened during their work out.” come right here in the same build- rate and blood pressure, which may from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 21 its doors at King Field House. The fruit smoothies come in ing.” increase the body’s production of and is $5 per person. Multiple King’s Korner, just inside five flavors: strawberry, strawberry Available blend-ins and ceuti- heat, especially in hot and humid programs will be offered to learn the main entrance of King Field banana, four berry, pineapple para- cals include vanilla cream, yogurt, conditions. about eagles and other Kansas 100-percent daily vitamin, high- “We are concerned about reports House, opened Jan. 3 and serves dise and mango tropics. Additional energy blend, weight loss, soy pro- of heat illness, kidney (and) liver raptors. Buses will be provided smoothies, soft drinks and coffee. smoothies include chai vanilla, tein and vanilla whey protein. damage, and sudden death in ser- to view Bald Eagles on the lake. Ken Roynon, assistant sports chocoholic’s choice, mocha java Roynon said similar set-ups vice members who reportedly used Children must be accompanied director, Directorate of Family and milk chocolate mocha. can be found at many civilian fit- products containing DMAA,” Kil- by a parent or guardian. For more and Morale, Welfare and Recre- “We’re not just giving out soda ness centers, and the smoothie bar patrick said. information, call 785-239-2363. ation, said the smoothie bar makes pops,” he said. “The drinks also was something that needed to be at The Assistant Secretary of De- King Field House a more complete come with blend-ins and ceuticals Family bingo will be at 2 p.m. workout facility. in it that you can put in additives See SMOOTHIES, page 15 See DMAA, page 15 Jan. 22 at Rally Point Bingo. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Play Bingo with the whole Family and win great merchandise during 10 bingo games. Children can win more than $800 in prizes. Adults can win more than $1,000 cash. ‘Proud Americans’ stay course for 43-29 win For more information, call 785- By Parker Rome “We started off in a 2-3 (zone),” 784-5434. 1ST INF. DIV. POST Agnew said. “We wanted to make them shoot and see if they had some A youth bowling club will A two-week break from action outside shooters. After we saw they begin Jan. 22. Sign up is now during the holidays didn’t throw the didn’t really have any outside shooters, open. The league meets at 2 p.m. 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery we took advantage of that.” every Sunday for eight weeks at Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Com- A solid defensive effort led to turn- the Custer Hill Bowling Center. bat Team, 1st Infantry Division intra- overs and easy buckets on the other Cost to participate is $5 per week mural basketball team off course. end for the Proud Americans. and includes shoe rental, two The “Proud Americans” improved “We want to make as many easy games and a prize at the end of the to 4-0 with a 43-29 victory against the opportunities as we can,” Agnew said. session. For more information, call 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, “Like I said, when we see somebody 785-239-4366. 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st open, we try to make sure that man Inf. Div., Jan. 3 at King Field House. gets the ball. That’s how you convert A couple’s fun run will be at “We’re coming off a break, and 10 a.m. Feb. 11 starting at Sacco everybody is pretty much tired right on fast breaks and in transition.” Softball Complex, up to Moon now,” said Spc. Romeo Agnew, who Agnew said he expects an even Lake and back to Sacco. The run plays point guard for the Proud Amer- higher level of play from his team for is two miles. Registration is due icans. “We just try to play as a team the remainder of the season. Feb. 8. For more information, call and make simple plays. When we see “We haven’t even really had a prac- 785-239-2813. somebody open, we trust in our team- tice yet, but we’ve got some smart ball mates to make things happen.” players on our club right now,” he Parker Rome | POST Fort Riley has a new auto- The Proud Americans challenged said. “I’m confident in what we can Sgt. Leon Springer, Co. A, 2nd Bn., 32nd FA Regt., makes a move mated check-in-out system, the 5th Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt. team to do. Once we get a little practice, I toward the goal during an intramural basketball game Jan. 3 at iSportsman. Staff members will beat them from outside the 3-point think we’re going to have a pretty suc- King Field House. The “Proud Americans” defeated 5th Sqdn., 4th be present to assist with register- arc. cessful season.” Cav. Regt., 43-29 to move to 4-0. ing in the new iSportsman system. Individuals wishing to register prior may do so at the Fort Riley iSportsman webpage: www.fortri- ley.isportsman.net. Young woman loses 84 pounds to become Soldier All persons recreating in a training area at Fort Riley will By Cynthia Rivers-Womack 24-year-olds increased from one state use the iSportsman website while USAREC in 1998 to 39 states by 2008. Accord- accessing Fort Riley. Activities ing to the CDC, overweight and obe- include hunting, fishing, hiking, GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Allison sity are determined using height and canoeing and kayaking, mushroom Scarbrough officially changed jobs weight calculations resulting in the collecting, fuelwood cutting, bik- Jan. 3, from retail cashier to health “body mass index or BMI.” ing, horseback riding and other ac- care specialist in the U.S. Army. But Using the CDC formula, a BMI tivities. Check-in and Check-out the change has not been easy. more than 30, or 30 pounds, was de- may be done with any personal In May 2010, then 20-year-old termined to be obese. According to device with Internet access or visit Scarbrough walked into the Gaines- the guidelines, which apply to both the iSportsman Kiosk located at ville recruiting station ready to be- men and women, a BMI of 30 is 1st Division and Vinton School come a Soldier. This was a brave equivalent to 221 pounds in a 6-foot roads or visit the Environmental move for her because before she could person and 186 pounds in a person Division Office, Building 407, enlist, two things had to happen: who is 5-feet, 6-inches. The Army during normal business hours. weighing 240 pounds, the five-foot, also uses BMI measurements to de- Fort Riley iSportsman is the five-inch tall Scarborough had to lose termine weight, with different calcu- new standard and must be used by 84 pounds and keep the weight off lations for males and females. all persons recreating in a training before she would be eligible to enlist. The Army has been keenly aware area at Fort Riley in accordance But for the motivated Scarborough, BEFORE – ALLISON SCARBROUGH – AFTER of weight management issues among with FR 210-15. The hunter card failure was not an option. its active-duty and Reserve Soldiers, In 2010, Scarbrough belonged to al guidelines to identify, evaluate and Data supporting the guidelines check-in-out procedure phased out and in 2006, implemented Weigh to the country’s growing demographic treat overweight and obese adults. was released from a Centers for Dis- in the fall 2011. Stay online. The initial program was of 18- to 24-year-olds considered When the guidelines were released, ease Control and Prevention longitu- For more information, contact designed for in-person sessions, but overweight and obese. In 1998, the 97 million Americans, or 55 percent dinal study – 1998 to 2008 – show- the Environmental Division at the online platform made the pro- National Institutes of Health an- of the population, were identified by ing that 40 to 49 percent of the 785-239-6211. nounced the release of the first feder- physicians as overweight or obese. country’s overweight or obese 18- to See WEIGHT LOSS, page 15 1DivPost.com Y M Y M C K C K
HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE JANUARY 6, 2012 | 15 HE SHOOTS, HE SCORES Classifieds Classified Rates and Office Hours Mon.-Fri. 9-4:00 Information Saturday Closed No. 1 2 to 3 4 to 6 12 18 26 38¢ 67¢ $103 $175 $230 $305 Days Day Days Days Days Days Days Per Word 15 Word Minimum • GUARANTEED RESULT ADS • (15 Word Minimum) Parker Rome | POST Word ads posted daily on our web site FREE!Capt. Reece Doty, left, pays for a strawberry banana www. dailyu.comsmoothie Jan. 4 at King’s Korner. The smoothie baropened Jan. 3 in King Field House. If you have up to 3 items that need to be sold, and sold fast, then this package is for you. For $22.65 youSMOOTHIES Continued from page 14 have exposure in the Daily Union, Flint Hills Scene, the 1st Infantry Division Post and Wamego Smoke Signal.King Field house. a great job, and they’re happy All ads cash with insertion or use your Master Additionally, it’s the only to be here. They’re looking for- Card, Visa or personal account. Ads run 6 days, if not soldplace in about a one-mile ra- ward to possibly expanding. we’ll run it again FREE! Any one item sold will constitutedius that serves drinks of any We started with the basics. We results. Real Estate, Mobile Homes, Livestock and Petstype, Roynon said. want the customer base to tell Parker Rome | POST excluded. “We’ve had people come in us what they think we should A 2nd Bn., 32nd FA Regt. Soldier scores a layuphere and order up half a dozen have, and we want to be able during an intramural basketball game Jan. 3 at This price for 15 word, additional charge for overdrinks so they can take them to expand from there. Hope- King Field House. The “Proud Americans” defeat- 15 words. This rate applies to certain classifications.back to the office for all their fully this is just the beginning ed 5th Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., 43-29 to move tofriends because there’s really of where this could go.” 4-0.nothing like this that’s closeby,” he said. DFMWR is looking to add a smoothie bar to Craig Fitness CALL 762-5000 King’s Korner is designed tosupport itself. All monies usedto pay employees, maintain Center in the future, possibly next year, Roynon said. King’s Korner’s winter Wrestlers take top All Classified ads cash or credit card with insertion spots at US Open Montgomeryequipment and buy supplies hours are from 7 a.m. to 2 Mwill come from sales, he said. p.m., Monday through Friday, “We have a great staff,”Roynon said. “They’re doing and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. By Tim Hipps directly into the finals series. Montgomery Communications Inc. Communications IMCOM PUBLIC AFFAIRS Byers placed fifth at the 2010 Inc. Since 1861DMAA Continued from page 14 SAN ANTONIO – Four World Championships and second in the 2009 World OFFICE HOURSfense for Health Affairs Jona- guide further decisions, offi- U.S. Army World Class Ath- lete Program wrestlers won Championships. “Slow and steady,” Byers Monday thru Friday 9 a.m .to 4:00 p.m.than Woodson asked the sur- cials said. national championships Dec. said. “It is a steppingstone. Closed Saturdaygeons general of the military “We take the health of our 16 to 17 at the U.S. Open in I’ve got a lot of work to do toservices to conduct a review service members and Families Arlington, Texas. get this weight class qualified. PHONESof available scientific evidence very seriously, and believe this Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel I definitely want to win every-and adverse event reports to action is necessary as a pre- Byers, Staff Sgt. Iris Smith, thing along the way, stay fo-better understand any potentialrelationship between DMAA cautionary measure until we can learn more,” said Lt. Gen. Spc. Justin Lester and Sgt. Spenser Mango won their cused, train hard and do what we are doing.” 762-5000 762-5000and these events. Recommen- Patricia Horoho, the Army sur- weight classes in the two-day Smith, a 2005 world Business Office Circulationdations from this review will geon general. tournament for men’s Greco- champion, scored a takedown Roman and women’s freestyle with less than 10 seconds re- Display Advertising (Customer Service) wrestling. maining to defeat two-time Classified AdvertisingWEIGHT LOSS Continued from page 14 The U.S. Army also won the Division I men’s Greco- U.S. World Team member Stephany Lee, 0-1, 1-0, 1-0, News Tips Roman team title. for her fifth U.S. Open title ingram more accessible and self- ing more vegetables and do- Lester was named Out- the 72-kilogram/158.5-pound women’s freestyle division. SERVICEdirected, according to a 2006 ing away with “junk foods” standing Greco-Roman If you did not receive your newspaper,interview with Lt. Col. Danny like high-caloric drinks, fast Wrestler of the Tournament “The match was near contact Customer Service between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)Jaghab, site creator and past foods and unnecessary snacks. after edging WCAP team- the end. I could judge thenutrition staff officer for theDirectorate of Health Promo- In September 2011, encour- aged by her recruiter, Staff mate Sgt. Aaron Sieracki, 1-0, 3-0, in the finals of the time was running out,” said Smith, who had last won a 222 W. SIXTH STREET Visit our Web Page at: www.dailyu.comtion and Wellness, U.S. Cen- Sgt. Terrance Retsch, Scarbor- 74-kilogram/163-pound divi- U.S. Open championship in or E-Mail us at: www.dailyu.comter for Health Promotion and ough started physical training sion. It was the fourth U.S. 2005. “There is a point in thePreventive Medicine at Aber- with the Future Soldiers of the Open title for Lester, who match where you have to dodeen Proving Ground, Md. Gainesville recruiting station. normally competes at 66 kilo- something to win it. I think I Nowadays, the U.S. Army’s “I knew when Scarbor- grams/145.5 pounds. wrestled fairly well. I still haveHooah4Health.com continues ough came into our office, she In another all-Soldier fi- a lot of work to do to maketo provide a platform of sup- would take the challenge to nale, 2008 Olympian Sgt. sure I get the medal in 2012.”port to Soldiers in their goals lose weight and would be suc- Spenser Mango defeated In a battle of two-timeto maintain a healthy lifestyle. cessful. She’s determined and WCAP teammate Spc. Jer- U.S. World Team membersThe site supplies links to a list strong-willed, plus the Army maine Hodge, 1-0, 0-1, 1-0, at 60 kilograms/132 pounds,of resources that assist with gave her a bigger purpose that for the 55-kilogram/121- Sunkist Kids’ Joe BettermanSoldier readiness including a pound crown. In a match defeated WCAP Spc. Jeremiah had immediate and long-termweight management tracker, with no scoring except from Davis, 2-2, 1-0, for his third benefits: improving her healthArmy Physical Fitness calcula- the forced par terre, Mango U.S. Open title. and becoming a Soldier,” 2 6 9tor, information about stress prevailed in the third period The top seven wrestlers Retsch said.management, aerobic exercise, by defending from the bottom in each weight class earned a Over the months, Scar-warrior tasks and battle drills to win his fourth U.S. Open spot in the 2012 U.S. Olym- borough began a gradual and 8 5 7for new Soldiers, as well as title. pic Team Trials.links to Family health resourc- steady transformation into Byers, a 2002 world cham- WCAP Spc. Marco Laraes. Overall, the Army wants the image of a healthy and fit pion, won his 10th U.S. Open finished third at 60 kilos/132 Soldier. According to Scarbor- 2to ensure all its Soldiers have championship with a 1-0, 1-0 pounds, Staff Sgt. Glenn Gar-access to resources and pro- ough, the transition has been victory over Sunkist Kids’ rison third at 66 kilos/145.5grams that keep them healthy, good for her body and her Brandon Rupp at 120 kilo- pounds, Pfc. Timothy Bleau mind. 1 3not only when serving in the grams/264.5 pounds. More sixth at 74 kilos/163 pounds,military, but when they return “Weight shouldn’t be importantly, Byers earned a and Sgt. Nathan Engel wasto civilian life as well, Jaghab something that stops you from spot in the best-of-three finals fifth at 55 kilos/121 pounds. doing what you really want. 9 2 1said. at the 2012 U.S. Olympic WCAP Pfc. Timothy Bleau When Scarborough real- Losing weight is a lot of work, Team Trials for Wrestling in finished sixth and All-Armyized she could not join the but even when you hit a pla- Iowa City, Iowa, April 21-22. Capt. Jon Anderson was sev- 6 7 4 1Army until she lost 84 pounds teau, you have to keep at it,” Under the Greco-Roman enth in the 74-kilogram/163-and kept it off, she changed she said. “My mother didn’t procedures, an athlete must pound division. All-Armyher behavior toward food, she think I would follow through win the U.S. Open and place Sgt. Vanessa Oswalt was What Is 4 3said. Beginning in May 2010, with losing the weight or join- in the top five at the World seventh in the women’sshe modified her lifestyle and ing the Army, but I did it, and Championships in the last 55-kilogram/121-pound free-eating habits. She began eat- now I’m ready to go.” four years in order to move style division. 9 7 6 4 SEASON KICKOFF 3 8 ? The objective of the game is to fill all the Last Sudokus Answers EASY blank squares in a game with the correct numbers. There are three very simple constraints to follow. In a 9 by 9 square sudoku game: • Every row of 9 numbers must include all digits 1 through 9 in any order • Every column of 9 numbers must 2 6 include all digits 1 through 9 in any order • Every 3 by 3 subsection of the 9 by 9 square must include all digits 1 through 9 8 HigH Profile Advertising 3 8 7 1 sPAce AvAilAble 5 call gets it! Would you like your ad to appear in this spot? 2 Call us now. First 762-50001 Parker Rome | POST Spc. Travis Gilley, right, practices the goalkeeper position as Staff Sgt. Lionell Manlutac, center, tries to score goals while warming up for an intramural indoor soccer game Jan. 4 at Long Fitness Center. Both Soldiers are on the 116th Military Police Company, 97th Military Police Battalion team named Dynasty and will compete in 5-on-5 indoor soccer games on Wednesdays this winter. 4 2 9 9 12 8
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