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    • HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE THE 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION POST  1DivPost.com FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012 Vol. 4, No. 1  FORT RILEY, KAN. Wounded ‘BRO’ Soldier continues to serveIN BRIEFCorrection: In the Jan. 6 1st Inf.Div. Post, in the story, “Morethan 50 Soldiers pass WarriorLeadership Course” on page 3, the By Mollie Miller Pfc. Kyle Hock-ceremony’s speaker was incorrectly 1ST INF. DIV. PUBLIC AFFAIRS enberry, 4thidentified. Command Sgt. Maj. Sqdn., 4th Cav.Aaron Alexander, 601st Avia- Love can make people do some Regt. got a tat-tion Support Battalion, Combat crazy, unusual, heroic things. A dance too just weeksAviation Brigade, 1st Infantry outside in a rain storm, a midnight before deploy-Division, was the speaker and was flight across the country, a dash into a ing to Afghani-pictured along with the story, not burning home – none of these are out- stan. He wasCommand Sgt. Maj. Matthew side the realm of what people will do injured June 15,McCready. for those they love. 2011 when a For one 1st Infantry Division pressure plateCuster Hill Bowling Center will Soldier, his love for his Family and IED explodedbe closed Jan. 16 due to a water his country led him into an Army re- near him inoutage as two fire hydrants are cruiter’s office, onto basic training, up Afghanistan.replaced. It will reopen Jan. 17 at the road to Fort Riley and around the The blast costnormal hours. For more informa- world to Afghanistan. him both legstion call the Custer Hill Bowling And then that love led him right to and his left arm.Center at 785-239-4366. death’s front door. Pfc. Kyle Hockenberry, 4th Squad- Mollie Miller ron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy 1ST INF. DIV.Custer Hill Golf Course will beopen from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div., “I always wanted to serve my coun- “Being a Soldier was all Kyle ever ing in January 2011 and was assignedupcoming holidays, Jan. 16 and joined the Army in the fall 2010, after try, protect our freedom, to keep the talked about, even when he was little,” to the “Big Red One’s” 4th Sqdn., 4thFeb. 20. a summer full of friends, dirt bikes and life that all the ones I love live safe,” the Kathy said of her youngest son. “I still Cav. Regt., the “Pale Riders.” The Pale post-high school graduation parties. 19-year-old said recently. have all his G.I. Joe guys that he always Rider team was already busy makingThe Tricare Service Center will Joining the Army was the realization of Hockenberry’s enlistment wasn’t used to play with because he didn’t final preparations for a deployment tooperate under new hours. The a dream for the young man from Mari- much of a surprise for his parents, Chet want me to get rid of them.”center will be open from 7:30 a.m. etta, Ohio, he said. and Kathy Hockenberry. Kyle graduated from basic train- See HOCKENBERRY, page 6to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.For more information, call 785-239-7000Starting Jan. 17 the referral man-agement office and the appoint- Post COVER ME honorsment line at Irwin Army Com-munity Hospital will close at4:30 p.m. Please plan accordinglywhen calling the referral manage-ment or the appointment line.The Geary County Fish andGame Association is collecting 2 fallenreal Christmas tree and wreathsto be used for wildlife habitatsin the area. Collection continuesuntil 9 a.m. Jan. 14. Trees and Soldierswreaths, without decorations, can 1ST HBCTbe dropped off at any time at theintersection of 14th and Jackson The 1st Infantry Division andstreets. Fort Riley honored two fallen Sol- diers – Sgt 1st Class Dennis R. Mur-A warrant officer recruiting team ray and Sergeant Ryan D. Sharp, bothfrom the U.S. Army Recruiting with 2nd Combined Arms Battalion,Command will be at Fort Riley 34th Armor Regiment, 1st HeavyFeb. 7 to 8 to conduct briefings. Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div.Briefings will be at 10 a.m. and – Jan. 5 in a memorial ceremony at2 p.m. in Building 8388 on Ar- Morris Hill Chapel.mistead Street. For more informa-tion, call Chief Warrant Officer 3 DENNIS R. MURRAYMichael A. Grinter at 502-626-0458 or michael.grinter@usarec. Sgt. 1st Class Dennis R. Mur-army.mil. More information also ray, 38, died Nov. 21 in Kandaharcan be found at www.usarec.army. Province, Afghanistan, of woundsmil/hq/warrant. sustained by an improvised explosiveApplicants must submit an essay device.on a topic that is posted at www. His home of record is Red Boilingmilitaryscholar.org. Applications Springs, Tenn.must be turned in to a commissary During the memorial service,by close of business Feb. 24. Murray was described as simply lov- able. He was admired and honored byThe garrison commander will all that had the chance to meet him,host sensing sessions to offer gar- according to his comrades.rison employees an opportunity He served as platoon sergeant forto speak directly with the com- the TAC Security and for 1st Platoon,mander about areas of concern Delta Company, 2nd Bn., 34th Ar-and work-related issues. No priorregistration is required. Sessions See MEMORIAL, page 7will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 9 forfirst and second line supervisors;and from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 11for non-supervisory employees.Both sessions will take place in theauditorium in Patton Hall, Build- Tax Center preparesing 200.Fort Riley residents and person-nel are reminded to call 911 in to openthe event of an emergency. TheMilitary Police number, 785-239-MPMP (6767), should only beused in non-emergency situations. Amanda Kim Stairrett | 1ST INF. DIV. Jan. 19 Pvt. Ryan Molaskey talks to a crew flying an A-10 above the Smoky Hills Air National GuardSAFETY HOLIDAY Range near Salina Jan. 4, after the aircraft targeted “enemies” on the range Molaskey iden- tified. Soldiers with Co. C, 1st Bn., 28th Inf. Regt., were at the range with airmen from theAs of Thursday, Jan. 12, 10th ASOS as part of Close Air Support training.023 By Pamela Redford ‘Black Lions’ learn to integrate fire support 1ST INF. DIV. POST Soldiers, Family members and mili-days have passed since the By Amanda Kim Stairrett tary retirees can have their taxes pre-last vehicular fatality on Fort pared free of charge with the Fort RileyRiley. With 88 more, the post 1ST INF. DIV. PUBLIC AFFAIRS Tax Center.will celebrate with a safety The tax center will open its doorsholiday to take place at each SALINA – Two A-10s cut through the air high above as the Jan. 19 in Building 7034, at the cornerunit’s discretion. of Normandy and Bullard streets. ground Soldiers strained to find them in the afternoon sky. The center is provided by the In- The Soldiers and crews already stallation Management Command un- The next USAG Resilience had communication via handheld der the supervision of the Office of the Day Off will be: radios, known as Multiband Inter/ Staff Judge Advocate in order to pro- Intra Team Radios, but it seemed vide assistance to eligible individuals to be more fun catching a glance with the preparation and electronic fil- JAN. of the aircraft that spectacularly ing of 2011 Federal and State income dispensed of targets with dummy tax returns. 20 Amanda Kim Stairrett | 1ST INF. DIV. bombs and live 30mm rounds. An A-10 passes by so Soldiers with Co. C, 1st Bn., 28th Inf. “We have designated and set up Regt., can get a closer look Jan. 4 on a range at Smoky Hills the building and hired and trained our See BLACK LIONS, page 6 Air National Guard Range near Salina qualified tax preparers,” said Elizabeth See TAX CENTER, page 4 1DivPost.com
    • 2 | JANUARY 13, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONEFort Riley fitness facilities can help post keep resolutions This is the first in a series of ment. session is $20, or workout with • Work out three times a FITNESS CLASSESarticles highlighting Fort Riley Pinpoint a current fitness a friend and split the cost of a week for at least 30 minutes,services available to assist Sol- and body status with an as- $30 hour-long session. For those • Spinning: A group cycling class that puts you in control including participating in a car-diers, Families, civilians and re- sessment of body composi- who want to feel more comfort- diovascular exercise. of your intensity level. The low-impact ride builds cardiotirees in meeting their 2012 New tion. Assessment sessions are able with what they’re doing in and strength and burns hundreds of calories. If possi- According to Spencer, get-Year’s resolutions. for both the new exerciser and the weight room, they can elimi- ble, bring a sweat towel, water and a heart rate monitor. ting into shape is not about any • Total Body X: An hour workout that challenges all the seasoned fitness individual. nate the guess work and get the one thing, but rather a combina- major muscle groups. Your choice of weight inspiresBy Pamela Redford The session will involve body most out of their time with a tion of exercises. Aerobic fitness you to get the results you came in for and fast.1ST INF. DIV. POST composition, cardio endurance personal trainer. – cardio, strength training, core • Rowbics: Rowbics combines the best of rowing and testing and flexibility testing, as • Warm up to warm up. exercises, balance, flexibility and aerobic fitness standards to give you a completely Anyone who has a govern- well as muscular strength and It might sound funny, but strength training should be in balanced workout, including cardio and weights. Greatment-issued ID card can access endurance testing. Strictly body those planning to exercise for any fitness level, but be ready for a challenge. a repertoire. Not all of the ex-any one of Fort Riley’s five fit- composition testing also can be should warm up before they • Zumba: A fusion of Latin and international music that ercises have to be done in oneness centers. And, if their New scheduled with the fitness staff. stretch. Dynamic movement, creates a dynamic, exciting and effective fitness workout, but it is beneficial toYear’s resolution has anything to To register in advance, call 785- walking or doing an exercise at workout. try to mix it up as much as pos-do with health, the fitness ex- 239-3146. low intensity for five to 10 min- sible, he said. • TRX: Suspension training is a type of body weightperts and programs available on exercise in which a variety of compound exercise • Create a routine and con- utes should come before static • Set long-term fitness goals; movements can be performed. These are done topost can help them set goals. sider a personal trainer. stretching, and then the work- think about more than just im- develop balance, flexibility, strength and joint stability Fitness Coordinator Vincent According to Spencer, utiliz- out. Spencer also recommends mediate weight loss. simultaneously. Excellent for any fitness level.Spencer recommends the fol- ing one of Fort Riley’s nine per- doing static stretches right af- Avoid the yo-yo. Whatever • Interval Boot Camp: Combines three-and-a-halflowing tips to jump start focus- sonal trainers to help is a great ter a workout as part of a cool a person’s goals are, they should minutes of cardio drills with one-and-a-half minutes ofing on fitness in 2012. investment with considerable down. Mobility prevents liga- strength-conditioning exercises. Modifications • Request a fitness assess- returns. A 60-minute individual ment injury See FITNESS, page 7 provided for all fitness levels.Rules restrict political activity by DoD personnelBy Donna Miles whether they serve on active That’s not to imply, how- career civil service employee, ment. Although he was wearing however, cannot involve fund-AFPS duty, as members of Reserve ever, that military members and political appointee or a member his uniform, the Soldier was not raising. components not on active duty, civilian employees can’t partici- of the career Senior Executive in an active status at the time, Civilian employees also WASHINGTON – With as National Guard members in pate in politics. In fact, DoD Service, officials said. Maj. Angela Wallace, an Army are permitted to manage cam-election activity steadily picking a non-federal status and mili- has a longstanding policy of en- Military members, for Reserve spokeswoman, con- paigns, distribute literature,up, defense officials are in the tary retirees. couraging members to carry out example, may attend politi- firmed. write political articles or serveprocess of issuing regular elec- Additionally, the Hatch the obligations of citizenship, cal meetings or rallies only as Wallace emphasized that as a spokesperson for a party ortion-year guidance to remind Act applies to federal civilian officials said. DoD encourages spectators and not in uniform. the Soldier “stands alone in his candidate.military and Department of employees and employees also its military and civilian mem- They’re not permitted to make opinions regarding his politi- There are, however, excep-Defense civilians they’re subject are subject to widely published bers to register to vote and vote public political speeches, serve cal affiliation and beliefs, and tions to this, including, butto rules regulating their involve- DoD guidance that discusses as they choose, they said. Both in any official capacity in par- his statements and beliefs in no not limited to senior executivement in political activities. participation in political cam- groups can sign nominating tisan groups or participate in way reflect that of the Army Re- service. This issue – one the depart- paigns and elections. petitions for candidates and partisan political campaigns or serve.” While the do’s and don’t’sment regularly addresses during These rules are designed to express their personal opinions conventions. His chain of command is concerning political activityelection periods – came to light prevent military members’ or about candidates and issues. They also are barred from aware of the issue and is consid- may vary, the basic tenets holdearlier this week after an Army federal civilian employees’ par- However, officials empha- engaging in any political activi- ering appropriate disciplinary true for all DoD employees.Reserve Soldier in uniform ap- ticipation in political activities sized, they can do so only if they ties while in uniform. action to take, she said. The bottom line, officialspeared endorsing a political that imply, or even appear to don’t act as, or aren’t perceived A combat engineer assigned Most civilian DoD employ- said, is they should steer clear ofcandidate. imply, official sponsorship, ap- as, representatives of the armed to the 416th Theater Engineer ees, whose political activities are any activity that may be reason- Several sets of rules help proval or endorsement, officials forces in carrying out these ac- Company potentially violated governed by the Hatch Act, are ably viewed as directly or indi-to protect the integrity of the said. The concern, they said, is tivities. these rules Jan. 3 when he permitted to be active in and rectly associating DoD or thepolitical process, Department that actual or perceived parti- Beyond that, the list of do’s stepped onto a stage at Ron speak before political gatherings military with a partisan politi-of Defense officials said. DoD sanship could undermine the and don’t’s differs depending Paul’s headquarters in Ankeny, and serve as officers of political cal activity, or that “is otherwiseDirective 1344.10 applies to legitimacy of the military pro- on whether the employee is a Iowa, during the Iowa Caucus parties or partisan groups, of- contrary to the spirit or intent”members of the armed forces, fession and department. member of the armed forces, to offer a personal endorse- ficials said. These activities, of the rules described.Leaders say US military will stay No. 1 Cruise On In HOUSE FILL ADBy Karen ParrishAFPS smaller, but it has to be agile, it has to adaptable, it has to be thority, the chairman noted. One point that may have nent that has learned a lot over the last 10 years,” Dempsey TO THE CLASSIFIEDS flexible, quickly deployable, been underemphasized, he said. “What we’re trying to do WASHINGTON – The and it has to be technologically added, is that the military has is break the template and thinkDefense Department’s new10-year strategy will ensure the advanced. That’s the kind of force we need for the future.” “learned an enormous amount over the last 10 years about about different ways of accom- plishing the task to give more 222 W. Sixth St. • (785) 762-5000U.S. remains the world’s stron- The department’s plan calls how to wage war.” options to our nation’s leaders.”gest military power, Depart- for priority emphasis on the Dempsey said the military The geopolitical and eco-ment of Defense leaders em- Pacific and the Middle East, has developed strengths un- nomic challenges of 2012 de-phasized in recent interviews. while maintaining a presence foreseen a decade ago, noting mand a shift in military power, In an interview with Bob elsewhere, Panetta said. its capabilities in special opera- the general said.Schieffer that aired Jan. 8 on “The bottom line is, when tions, intelligence, surveillance, “What we’re trying to do isthe CBS news program, “Face we face an aggressor any place reconnaissance and cyber. challenge ourselves to respondthe Nation,” Defense Secre- in this world, we’re going to “What we’re looking to do to that shift and to react to thattary Leon E. Panetta and Joint be able to respond and defeat here is not constrain ourselves strategic inflection point,” heChiefs Chairman Army Gen. them,” he said. to a two-war construct, but said.Martin E. Dempsey said the The chairman also said a rather build a force that has Dempsey said his concerndepartment is changing to re- popular misconception about the kind of agility the secretary is in light of changing strategyspond to a new global reality. the new strategy assumes the mentioned, that is a learning and budget issues, some will The strategy announced nation’s forces will no longer organization that will adapt see the U.S. as a nation and aJan. 5 outlines defense priori- be able to fight more than one itself to what it confronts,” he military in decline.ties for the coming decade and conflict at a time. said. “Nothing could be furtheremphasizes trimming the force “In fact, we were pretty ada- The military has seen a from the truth,” the chairmanwhile investing in intelligence, mant that we must be able to decade of high demand, and asserted. “That miscalcula-surveillance and reconnais- do more than one thing at a defense leaders are working to tion could be troublesome …sance programs, combating time, and by the way, not limit ensure the force size remains it could cause even our closeanti-access technologies, coun- ourselves to two,” Dempsey adequate and adaptive to fu- partners to wonder, what kindtering weapons of mass de- said. “The threat and the en- ture missions, he said. of partner are we? So what I’dstruction and prevailing in all vironment in which we find “We do have a … signifi- like to say right now is we’redomains, including the cyber ourselves in this decade of the cant, capable (National) Guard the same partner we’ve alwaysworld. 21st century suggests to us that and reserve component, and been and intend to remain that “Clearly, we face the con- it’s likely to be more than two.” we do have an active compo- way.”striction of having to reduce The strategy aims to buildthe budget by almost half a a force capable across the mili-trillion dollars,” the secretary tary operational spectrum withsaid. “We developed a strategy the leadership, manning andthat said (the military) is going equipment to provide optionsto be leaner, it is going to be to the national command au- Family owned business since 1983 www.collegeheightsbaptist.org Assemble Your Troops and Assault the Outlet Today Exciting educational opportunity in the baking industry www.militaryoutlet.com for those seeking a career as The Soldier’s Store ProducTion SuPerviSor HOurs: MOn-Fri 9 - 6 & sAT 9 - 5 785-238-2050 • 785- 238-3497 (FAX) • 722 n. 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    • HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE JANUARY 13, 2012 | 3New SOP helps inspector generaladvance Mayville’s No. 1 priorityBy Melony Gabbert breadth and depth of what and to ensure deficiencies have been1ST INF. DIV. POST how we look at things.” effectively resolved. The IG office recently de- “Commanders are held ac- One of the top priorities of veloped a new standard oper- countable,” Robinson said.the 1st Infantry Division and ating procedure to meet the “The follow-up briefings areFort Riley commanding gener- commander’s intent for the the magic that make it all work.al is the Organizational Inspec- program, according to Robin- We now have a regimentedtion Program, according to Lt. son. SOP approved by the (com-Col. Jessie Robinson, inspector In the past, units were left manding general).”general. to use the information as they MacWillie oversees the pro- “As the IG, we are the co- see fit, but the current SOP has gram, Robinson said, sittingordinators for it,” Robinson better follow through and en- in on briefings and coaching,said, adding the IG plans the forcement – the new pieces that teaching and mentoring unitOrganizational Inspection Pro- give the program teeth, he said. commanders.gram, synchronizes it and helps “The IG (shop) has devel- “He’s the hammer,” he said. Sgt. Keven Parry | CABensure it gets executed. oped an ever-evolving SOP Twenty working days after Soldiers with Co. F, CAB, undergo training on the Gray Eagle UAS at Fort Riley. Co. F “The IG is used as a tool that now includes account- the inspection, the battalion will officially become a CAB unit in March.to fix ourselves,” he said, and ability,” Robinson said. “Gen. commander sits down with CAB welcomes new unit, aircraftalso is an extension of the com- (William) Mayville said what MacWillie to detail the currentmanding general’s eyes, ears, he wanted; Gen. (Donald) status of any concerns raisedvoice and concern. It evalu- MacWillie told us how to pro- through the program’s reportates, assesses, conducts formal ceed, and I refined it.” provided by the IG. Details toinspections, reports on and Mayville serves as 1st Inf. have the issues resolved within By Sgt. Keven Parryfollows through on any issues Div. and Fort Riley command- 45 working days must be de- CAB PUBLIC AFFAIRSraised in reports. ing general, and MacWillie is tailed. After that time, a final The 1st Inf. Div. has always the deputy commanding gen- briefing takes place, and the The Combat Aviation Bri-had one of the most intense eral for support. battalion commander is held gade, 1st Infantry Division isand aggressive inspection pro- The IG provides a detailed accountable. Findings are then planning on adding a new com-grams in the Army, Robinson assessment of a unit’s systems verified by the IG and provided bat strength to its capabilities insaid, especially when it comes and provides feedback to the to the commanding general. March with the addition of anto unit inspections. commander, in more than 68 “This system is efficient unmanned aerial system com- “This is generally acknowl- areas with more than 45 inspec- because the commander under- pany.edged by the Department of tors who are subject matter ex- stands he is being held account- Soldiers with Company F,the Army’s IG, and by the Unit- perts from the division, instal- able,” Robinson said. CAB, will contribute to theed States Army Forces Com- lation and IG’s shop. And now, The unit and the IG’s shop brigade’s mission by flying themand,” Robinson said. “We with the newly refined SOP, partner throughout the pro- Gray Eagle Unmanned Aerialhave always been exceptional Robinson said, deficiencies cess, Robinson said. The IG’s System. Although Co. F is al- Sgt. Roland Hale | 1ST INF. DIV.at what we do. What makes identified through inspections ready operationally part of the A Gray Eagle UAS makes its way down an airfield atthis program so unique is the are now consistently monitored See IG, page 7 CAB, its official stand up oc- Camp Taji, Iraq, before a surveillance mission in the curs this spring. Baghdad area. Co. F will become an official part of the Co. F will provide the CAB CAB in the spring, adding its capabilities to the with long-reaching unmanned strength of the CAB.CSAH thanks Purple Heart aerial support through the abili- ties of the Gray Eagle. Some of the Gray Eagle’s key features advantages to troops on the battlefield, Stokes said. “There’s a lot of different ways that we can team up with “The biggest thing I think their attack helicopters,” saidSoldiers with $500 checks are the ability to stay airborne longer than other manned and unmanned platforms, the abil- ity to integrate with CAB attack we bring is the fact that we can Sgt. Richard Kinney, Co. F stay in the air for a long time,” UAS operator. he said. Apache pilots not only have According to Co. F UAS the ability to communicate vo-By Pamela Redford San Antonio; Veterans Affairs to service members severely helicopters and the ability to operators, the Gray Eagle can cally with UAS operators, but1ST INF. DIV. POST Medical Center, Long Beach, wounded in operations Iraqi engage targets on the ground. provide nearly 24 hours of cov- they also can see the payload Calif.; Balboa Naval Medical and Enduring freedoms – more “It’s a multiple asset that erage while in a reconnaissance the Gray Eagle is carrying. Thirty-five of Fort Riley’s Center and the Army Com- than 24,000 cases to date. the commander can use for configuration. This ability al- And with the introduction ofmost severely wounded Sol- pany B Warrior Transition Bat- The Secret Santa Program many different situations,” said most quadruples the flight time the Apache Block III aircraft,diers and their Families were talion, both in San Diego; and is intended to help severely Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jeffrey of the Shadow, a similar UAS. scheduled to reach the CAB inshown gratitude for their sac- Fort Riley’s WTB. wounded Soldiers enjoy the Stokes, Co. F commander. In addition to the reconnais- March, pilots can actually takerifice when the Coalition to CSAH, a non-partisan, holidays and buy presents for Stokes said he has seen both sance configuration, the Gray control of the payload, KinneySalute America’s Heroes pre- nonprofit 501(c) (3) organi- their children. The funding the strengths and challenges Eagle can be configured to be- said.sented them with $500 checks zation founded in 2004, was comes from private donations that Co. F has faced during the come an asset to aircraft over “We can have a much largerat a catered dinner Dec. 18 at created to “provide a way for from individual citizens, cor- process, including finding suffi- the battlefield. impact on the battlefield,” saidthe Warrior Transition Battal- individuals, corporations and porate donors and founda- cient air space for training and Stokes said Gray Eagle op- Spc. David Walsh, Co. F UASion in partnership with the lo- others to help severely wound- tions - money straight from adapting to software updates erators have learned how to in- operator.cal Army Wounded Warriors. ed and disabled Operation the American people, said Patti for the Gray Eagle platform, teract with aircraft pilots from Ultimately, Gray Eagle op- Hundreds of $500 Christ- Enduring Freedom and Op- Walker, AW2 advocate at Fort which has kept Co. F Soldiers all branches of the military in erators will have the capabilitymas checks went out to service eration Iraqi Freedom veterans Riley. in a constant state of learning order to provide support. For to acquire and engage targetsmembers across the nation in and their families rebuild their “Big Red One” Families and training. the CAB, these interactions can on their own, according to theDecember as part of the Co- lives,” according to the nation- came together at the Soldier Despite the challenges, Co. provide helicopter pilots with needs of the ground troops oralition’s Secret Santa Program al website. Family Assistance Center for F Soldiers know they provide additional options. the ground commander.for those severely wounded in Millions of dollars in fi- a holiday celebration and din-combat, including Soldiers at nancial aid and support ser-Brooke Army Medical Center, vices have flowed from CSAH See CSAH, page 7 EDUCATION SERVICES TRAFFIC REPORT CLOSURES Friday, to facilitate Trooper/Henry: 24/7 Estes ACP closure. Rifle Range: 5 a.m. to Estes Access Control 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 8 Point is closed for about ACP HOURS OF p.m., Monday to Friday, 12 to 18 months for OPERATION closed on federal major construction. holidays Traffic will be re-routed The Directorate of Estes: Closed to Four Corners on Emergency Services 12th Street: 5 a.m. to 7 Vinton School Road. would like to bring p.m., Monday to Friday Rifle Range Access attention to the Grant: 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., Control Point is open available access control Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. from 5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. points for normal and to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and from 3:30 p.m. to 8 federal holiday hours. closed Sundays and on p.m., Monday through Four Corners/Ogden/ federal holidays. TELL US HOW WE’RE DOING Pamela Redford | POST Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Colvin Bennett Sr. gives incoming Soldiers his www.riley.army.mil/PAOsurvey view on the importance of education during a new Soldier briefing Jan. 4 at Education Services, Building 217 on Main Post. 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    • 4 | JANUARY 13, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONEInfluenza vaccines still available FACES OF IACH Irwin Army Community Hospital’s goals are to provide health care for warriors, military Families and retirees; support theBy Melony Gabbert zan, Army public health nurse, children under 2; adults 65 Department of Health and deployment of medically ready forces; and1ST INF. DIV. POST however, people who have not years and older; pregnant wom- Environment, Bazan said, an remain agile to meet diverse requirements. One IACH employee who assists in received a flu vaccine should en; American Indians and Alas- average of 5 to 20 percent of accomplishing that mission is spotlighted The typical flu season in still get one. kan natives also should receive the population gets the flu an- each week.Kansas peaks in February, ac- Flu vaccines are still avail- vaccinations. nually. More than 200,000 arecording to Dr. (Lt. Col.) Paul able at Fort Riley. Tricare ben- Flu and pneumonia have hospitalized from flu complica- Capt. CAPT. COLLEEN McMANAMAN McManamanBenne, Chief, Department of eficiaries can get the vaccines in consistently been included tions. DOCTORPublic Health, Irwin Army their medical homes or through within the 10 leading causes of The vaccine allows those Hometown: Parker, Colo.Community Hospital. Tricare authorized pharmacies, death for all ages, according to vaccinated to build immu- Start date at IACH: Nov. 13, 2011 Flu vaccines should be ad- Bazan said. the Centers for Disease Con- nity, which typically takes twoministered annually and prefer- Everyone 6 months of age trol, and, when combining all weeks. Years in area of specialty: Four and a half years.ably early to allow a chance for or older should be vaccinated, age groups, it is the eighth lead- On average, 21,000 toimmunity to build up before she said, also adding that high- ing cause of death, with more 24,000 vaccines are adminis- What do you like most aboutthe flu circulates in the environ- risk groups, including children than 56,000 deaths in 2008. tered annually at Fort Riley, she working for IACH? It is a small community hospital. The staff isment, said Capt. Samantha Ba- 5 years and younger, especially According to the Kansas said. friendly and helpful. What should patients know about you? I enjoy being a Family physician. I treat every patientIACH encourages annual appointments equally and with respect. How are you dedicated to wellness and inspiring trust? I will try to help my patients as much as possible and to the best of my ability.By Katherine Rosario lifetime, one in eight women expect to find anything on their When women move to an-IACH PUBLIC AFFAIRS will be diagnosed, according to mammogram, have had a mam- other installation, it is impor- the American Cancer Society mogram 12 months prior to tant for them to remember to The New Year brings aboutresolutions, including eating Breast Cancer Facts and Figures for 2009 to 2010. their exam, have not had breast cancer previously and have a take their mammogram results with them, Darroch said. IRWINFORMATIONhealthier and losing weight, but In Fall 2010, IACH’s mam- provider to receive the report. If “Mammograms are not partit also is a good time to look at mography department began they have an off-post provider, of the medical records and need “My doctor said I need to address your medicalhealth and make a resolution to self-request appointments that they need to sign a medical re- to be transferred to a patient’s to see him in the next four needs. A referral also maysee a doctor for yearly checkups. allow patients to make a mam- lease to have their results sent to new medical facility when they weeks, but the appoint- be granted if a doctor is Irwin Army Community mogram appointment without their doctor. leave,” she said. ment given to me is five not able to see you withinHospital encourages retirees, having to be seen by their pri- “Women are learning to Women who fail to receive weeks away. I asked for a the access to care standards.Soldiers, spouses and their de- mary care manager first and ob- be more proactive rather than a mammogram by their 42nd referral to be seen off post, For a routine appointment,pendents to make yearly physi- tain a referral for the exam. reactive, and that’s what we as birthday are considered delin- but they said no. Why?” access to care standards iscal exam appointments and get About 79 women were seen providers are trying to get the quent and will be sent a notice. seven to 28 days. If anothertheir eyes and hearing checked. before the end of the year, and population to practice,” said “We send out notices quar- Referrals to be seen by doctor in your medical Women over 40 years are in 2011, about 647 women Melissa Darroch, condition terly to let our patients know a doctor off post are only home is able to see you forencouraged to receive mammo- used the self-request option to management nurse. that their birthday is coming given when the hospital a follow-up appointment,gram screenings each year. obtain a mammogram screen- Women are encouraged to up and we’d like to see them does not have the specialty then a referral will not be A woman’s chance of getting ing. have a breast exam every three to ensure they are not a risk for doctor or service required granted.breast cancer increases with Women who want to self- years, between the ages of 20 breast cancer,” Darroch said. If you have a question for IrwINformation, send it toage. By age 40, one in every request a mammogram must be and 39 – usually done during To make a mammography IACHInformation@amedd.army.mil or call 785-239-8414.69 women will be diagnosed at least 40 years old, be asymp- their annual Pap test – and ev- appointment, call 785-239-with breast cancer, and in a tomatic – meaning they don’t ery year starting at 40. 7911. 0-0-1-3: A new approachTAX CENTER Continued from page 1Thurston, installation tax at- IRS software, tax center experts million. Walk-ins are always wel- to responsible drinkingtorney, Legal Assistance Office, will e-file all returns, ensuring a Each unit at Fort Riley will come, Thurston said, but for U.S. ARMY PUBLIC HEALTH • 1 - One drink per hourOSJA. “We have been busy for turnaround of seven to 14 days. appoint an officer from each those who prefer an appoint- COMMAND – amount of alcohol the liverthe past couple of months, and And, every return is reviewed by battalion-sized element to serve ment, they can make appoint- can process in one hour.we will be ready to start filing a second set of eyes, Thurston as unit tax adviser during tax ments either in person or by A program called “0-0-1- • 3 - No more than threetaxes.” said, so if, for any reason, there season; they will provide infor- calling the front desk at 785- 3” is an alcohol abuse preven- drinks of alcohol per outing. Anyone with a military ID is a mistake on a return the tax mational briefings to their units 239-1040. Saturdays are for tion program that promotes 0-0-1-3 is based on sciencecard can take advantage of the center prepared, they will help regarding the services provided walk-ins only; there will be no making responsible choices and is defined as “responsible,free service. with the amendment process. at the tax center. scheduled appointments on with regard to alcohol use. It periodic drinking” by the The tax center will prepare On average, single Sol- “We will have a mix of clients that day. supports the National Preven- National Institute of Alcohol2009, 2010 and 2011 federal dier can expect to save at least with scheduled appointments “As we welcome a new year tion Strategy to have a healthy Abuse and Alcoholism andtax returns. They also will pre- $180 using the post’s tax center, and then walk-ins,” Thurston and new beginnings, the fur- and fit nation, by improving the National Academy of Sci-pare state tax returns as a cour- Thurston estimated. For Fami- said. “So we’ll have half our staff thest thing from our minds is linkages between substance ences. 0-0-1-3 became a com-tesy when completing a federal lies, that savings will likely ap- doing scheduled clients who’ve taxes … for many members of abuse, mental health, juvenile munity standard for underagetax return; however, the tax cen- proach $250, she said. called in and made an appoint- the Fort Riley community, fil- and criminal justice agencies drinking and for responsibleter is unable to prepare state tax The facility saved Fort Ri- ment, and the other half will ing taxes can be a positive expe- to develop and disseminate use of alcohol among adults.returns only. ley service members more than just be seeing whoever walks rience netting them a tax refund effective models of preven- People might not follow this The service is free, Thur- $1.6 million in preparation fees through the door.” to help pay for all of the holiday tion. standard, but they will at leastston said, and the staff won’t last year, according to a report The tax center will operate cheer. We strive in excellent cus- In 2004, Warren Air Force start counting their drinkstry to sell other financial or generated by OSJA in April from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday tomer service and look forward Base developed the 0-0-1- and comparing their habits totax products, like preparers off 2011. Total refunds from last through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to serving you this tax season,” 3 program to address alco- the standard.post may attempt. Trained on year amounted to about $17 to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Thurston said. hol misuse as a result of a In order to follow 0-0-1-3 basewide survey that found and be able to compare one’s the average airman thought drinking habits to the stan- unsafe drinking began with dard, we need to know the eight drinks or more. Within size of a drink based on alco- the first year of implementing hol content. 0-0-1-3, alcohol-related inci- What defines a drink? dents declined by 74 percent; A standard drink is equal there were 81 percent fewer to 13.7 grams – 0.6 ounces – cases of underage drinking; of pure alcohol or: and 45 percent fewer cases • 12 ounces of beer of drunken driving. The U.S. • Eight ounces of malt li- Naval Academy also imple- quor mented the program in 2006. • Five ounces of wine The 0-0-1-3 program has ex- • 1.5-ounces or a “shot” of panded from the Air Force to 80-proof distilled spirits or li- schools, colleges and commu- quor (e.g., gin, rum, vodka or nities nationwide with a goal whiskey). of decreasing alcohol-related Most people know drink- incidents. Several states have ing alcohol can be harmful. implemented -0-1-3 in order It can affect a person’s health to curb underage drinking. and well-being by causing ill- The 0-0-1-3 program em- ness and injury. It also can af- phasizes personal responsibil- fect a military person’s career ity and is a way to also help by causing them to be passed change the drinking culture over for promotion or cause in the military. Think of 0-0- loss of time from duty. 1-3 more as a way of life. It The 0-0-1-3 program is gives people a tool they can about making responsible use when they do consume choices about drinking al- alcohol. cohol. It is not an excuse to So, what does 0-0-1-3 ac- drink every day. If you’re un- tually stand for? derage or driving, don’t drink; • 0 - Zero drinks, if you’re if you are of legal age to con- under the age of 21. sume alcohol, be responsible. • 0 - Zero DUIs – driving Think 0-0-1-3 before you under the influence. drink. Adventures and knowledge abound when you read! HOUSE FILL AD THE DAILY UNION. 222 W. Sixth, Junction City 762-5000 23rd ANNUAL WE’RE HERE WHEN YOU NEED US. 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    • Commentary HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE JANUARY 13, 2012 | 5  JANUARY 13, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE PAGE 5  RILEY ROUNDTABLE SAFETY NOTES What are you looking forward Small changes help ergonomic safety to in 2012? By Dawn J. Douglas GARRISON SAFETY OFFICE • Accidental injury, which results when an unexpected use mechanical equipment to avoid manual lifting. and in front of the seat edge to keep the back of the legs event triggers injury during • Size up the job. If you from being pressed too hard A fter the common cold, the task. A load that slips or must manually lift something, and the feet from swelling. “I loved Christmas. I love wearing my the most common shifts as it is being lifted and size up the job first. If the job Two fingers should slip easily tutu today. I love shopping with my cause of lost work time a slip and fall or hitting one’s is too big to handle safely on under each thigh. If not, use mom.” and compensation in adults head on a cabinet door are your own, find someone to a couple of telephone books under the age of 45 is lower typical examples. help you. When lifting, stand or a footrest to raise the knees HAILEY BUTLER back problems. Back injuries Here are some tips to help close to the object, bend at level with the hips. The back- FORT CAMPBELL, KY. account for $126 billion in employees avoid back pain the knees and keep your back rest of the office chair should 4 YEAR OLD - MILITARY DEPENDENT compensation and medical and injury: straight. Lift with the muscles push the low back forward cost each year. You read that • Practice good posture. in your arms, legs and abdo- slightly. Fit the height of the right, $126 billion, which Good body posture minimizes men, not your back. Hold the computer screen. Sit comfort- is 0.9 percent of the U.S. stress on the muscles, liga- object close to your body and ably in the newly adjusted national debt. One of the best ments, bones and joints. never twist your back while office chair. Close both eyes “Watching my nephew graduate. investments an employer can • Move. The healthy body handling a load. If you must and relax. Then, slowly reopen He’s in Charlotte, N.C., and he’s off to make to prevent both acute can only tolerate staying in turn, do so by moving your them. Where the gaze initially Harvard.” and chronic back injuries is an one position for about 20 feet. focuses should be when the effective Ergonomics Program. minutes. Holding the same • Get some rest. Fatigue eyes open is the place to put SGT. MARCELL BRUNSON The word “ergonomic” is position slowly diminishes the from sitting in an office chair the center of the computer CHARLOTTE, N.C. derived from two Greek words elasticity in the soft tissues – for days, from work or from screen. The screen can be RADIO REPAIR – ergon, meaning work, and muscle ligaments and tendons insomnia can make people raised using books or a stand HHC, 1ST SUST. BDE. nomoi, meaning natural laws, in the back. Then, stress move more awkwardly. If one if needed. to create a word that means builds up and causes back is overtired or feels fatigued, • Assign a monitor. Assign the science of work and a per- discomfort and/or leg discom- it is advisable to avoid lifting a person to announce times “Finding a house.” son’s relationship to that work. fort. Whether you’re sitting heavy objects alone or quickly. for micro breaks, remind Simply, ergonomics means fit- in an office chair or standing • Sit in your current chair workers to correct their pos- ting the work environment to in a line, change positions correctly. Many people sit ture or lead group movement FELICIA SCHROEDER the worker. The goal of an er- frequently. toward the front of their chair and stretching exercises. WHITTIER, CALIF. gonomics program in industry • Use mechanical assis- and end up hunching forward By making small, but MILITARY SPOUSE is to adapt the workplace to a tance. Frequent or repetitive to look at their computer efficient changes, you could specific worker, dependent on stretching to the end range of screen. The better seated pos- make your workers more the job description, required motion or awkward, angled ture is to sit back in the office comfortable and their work tasks and physical make up postures can bind the joints. chair and utilize the chair’s more efficient. If you need of the employee performing Jobs that require frequent lumbar support to keep the more ergonomic assistance, those tasks. repetitive motion can cause head and neck erect. please contact Dawn J. “Spending the next couple of Two types of situations great discomfort. Some of • Rearrange your work- Douglas, Garrison Safety years being with my wife without a typically cause people to begin those jobs involve lifting from station. Choose the surface Office, at 785-240-0647 or deployment.” having back pain or to sustain the floor, lifting overhead, height for the desk best for dawn.j.douglas.civ@mail.mil a back injury while on the job: moving bulky loads, using ro- the task to be performed. Ad- for ergonomic assessments, • Non-accidental injury, tational force or twisting while just the seat of the office chair recommendations and poten- SPC. WILLIAM SCHROEDER where pain arises as a result of handling material, and which so the work surface is “elbow tial funding for workstation MILWAUKEE INFANTRYMAN – 2ND BN., 34TH ARMOR REGT. normal activities and require- signal back injuries might be high.” A fist should be able improvements for those who ments of the task. on the way. When feasible, to pass easily behind the calf qualify. MAKE A PLAN “Healing and surgery.” SPC. MICHAEL ROBERSON BATTLE CREEK, MICH. Fire escape plans prepare for efficient evacuation WTB SPECIAL TO THE POST ability. smoke or fire is present. home? • Practice your fire escape If you can’t get out, close You won’t know until you I n the event of a fire, plan at night and during the the door and cover vents and do a fire safety walkthrough. remember that every daytime. cracks around doors to keep Conduct a fire safety walk- second counts, so you Security bars require spe- the smoke out. Call 911 or through of your home on a and your Family must always cial precautions your local emergency number. regular basis. Use the follow- be prepared. Escape plans Security bars may help to Stay where you are and signal ing tips to help you in your THE 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION POST help you get out of your keep your Family safe from home quickly. In less than 30 intruders, but they also can for help at the window with a light-colored cloth or a walkthrough: • Keep clothes, blankets, seconds, a small flame can trap you inside in the event flashlight. curtains, towels and otherThis civilian enterprise newspaper is an COMMANDING OFFICERauthorized publication for members of AND PUBLISHER get completely out of control of a deadly fire. Windows and Designate a meeting place items that can easily catch onthe Department of Defense. Contents Maj. Gen. William Mayville and turn into a major fire. doors with security bars must outside and take attendance fire at least three feet from of The 1st Infantry Division Post are PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER It only takes minutes for a have quick release devices Designate a meeting loca- space heaters and away fromnot necessarily the official views of, or Lt. Col. Sophie Gainey house to fill with thick black to allow them to be opened tion a safe distance in front stove burners. endorsed by, the U.S. Government, smoke and become engulfed immediately in an emergency. of your home. For example, • Place space heaters where or the Department of the Army. The PRINTER editorial content of this publication John G. Montgomery in flames. Make sure everyone in the meet under a specific tree or they will not tip over easily. is the responsibility of the 1st FORT RILEY EDITORIAL STAFF Prepare and practice your Family understands and prac- at the end of the driveway • Have chimneys cleaned Infantry Division and Fort Riley PA fire escape plan twice a year tices how to properly operate or front sidewalk to make and inspected every year by a Officer and printed by Montgomery EDITOR Flavia Hulsey with everyone in your house- and open locked or barred sure everyone has gotten out professional. Communications, Inc., a private firm doors and windows. safely and no one will be hurt • Always use a metal mesh in no way connected with the U.S. hold, including children and ASSISTANT EDITOR Government under exclusive written Dena O’Dell people with disabilities. It’s Immediately leave the looking for someone who screen with fireplaces and contract with Fort Riley. also a good idea to practice home is already safe. Make sure leave glass doors open while STAFF WRITERS The appearance of advertising in Parker Rome, Melony Gabbert your plan with overnight When a fire occurs, get out everyone in your home knows burning a fire. this publication, including inserts and Pamela Redford guests. Some tips to consider fast; you may only have sec- how to call 911 or your local • Never leave cooking or supplements, does not constitute ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVES when preparing your escape onds to escape safely. Take the emergency number and that unattended. endorsement of the products or Melissa Tyson, Amanda Qayed plan include: safest exit route, but if you your house number can be • Be sure your stove and services advertised by the U.S. Army or Montgomery Communications, and Sarah McClain • Draw a map of each level must escape through smoke, seen day or night from the small appliances are off before Inc.. Everything advertised in this CONTACT US of your home and show all remember to crawl low, under street. going to bed.publication shall be made available for For business or advertising matters, call doors and windows. Find two the smoke and keep your Once out, stay out • Check for worn wires purchase, use or patronage without The Daily Union in Junction City at ways to get out of each room. mouth covered. The smoke Remember to escape and do not run cords under regard to race, color, religion, sex, 785-762-5000. 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    • 6 | JANUARY 13, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONETF Duke Soldier, mother reconnect down rangeBy Staff Sgt. Ben K. Navratil Capt. Alfred Hunte, has been The two could often be seen Capt. AlfredTF DUKE PUBLIC AFFAIRS stationed since January. playing Ping-Pong in the FOB’s Hunte, opera- “I’m truly blessed to have Morale, Welfare and Recre- tions officer, KHOWST PROVINCE, had the opportunity to spend ation, and made it a point to 201st BSB, saysAfghanistan – Most Soldiers time with him so far from eat dinner together on Friday’s, goodbye to hiswill say one of the hardest home,” Jones said. when the dining facility often mother, Dawnthings to deal with during a She said although she’d been served steak and seafood. They McCall Jones,deployment is being separated praying to be co-located with ate Thanksgiving dinner to- Dec. 30 at FOBfrom their Families for so long. her son while downrange, it was gether and exchanged presents Salerno.Deployment ceremonies are rife a lucky accident her hopes came on Christmas.with parents and children say- to fruition. “We’ve bonded on a wholeing tearful goodbyes to their She’d been working at Ba- new level,” said Hunte, adding Staff Sgt. Ben K. Navratilloved ones as they head off to gram Airfield when she met an- that spending these months in TF DUKEwar. other employee who was head- such an austere environment al- However, as 2011 drew to a ing to Forward Operating Base lowed them to get to know eachclose, one Soldier in the 3rd Bri- Salerno. That worker wanted to other in a way most mothersgade Combat Team, 1st Infan- stay at Bagram Airfield, so the and sons don’t.try Division, Task Force Duke two switched spots, and soon As TF Duke completes itsfound himself in the position of enough Jones was on a flight to mission and its Soldiers returnwaving goodbye to his mother see her son. to their home station of Fortas he returns home, while she Hunte, a Los Angeles native Knox, Ky., Hunte said the part-remains in Afghanistan. and operations officer, 201st ing is bittersweet for him. see him go. Still, they both said they joined 12 years ago. Dawn McCall Jones, a civil- Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd “It’s bad enough leaving her “It really hit me when I were happy to be able to spend “This is the most I’ve seenian contractor and retired staff IBCT, said it’s been “absolutely when I deploy,” he said,”but its saw the (BSB’s) flag being put some time together, for the first of him since he joined,” Jonessergeant in the Army National awesome” being able to recon- worse leaving her behind when away,” she said, referring to the time in a long while. said, “and I had to chase him allGuard, has spent the last five nect with his mother here. I redeploy because I’m leaving transfer of authority ceremony Hunte’s career has made it the way to Afghanistan to catchmonths working on a base in “She’s been my battle buddy her in an unsafe environment.” that had taken place earlier that difficult for the two to spend up with him. The reconnectionAfghanistan, where her son, and my best friend,” he said. Jones, too, said she’s sad to day. much time together since he we’ve made here is invaluable.”Program preps Families for disasters BLACK LIONS Continued from page 1 Infantrymen, fire sup- experience.By Pamela Redford the mantra of Ready Army in and flashlights are important • Blankets and sleeping bags port specialists and officers The training was definitely1ST INF. DIV. POST extreme conditions, including because these items are not • Brightly colored plastic with Company C, 1st Battal- outside the Soldiers’ com- severe winter weather: normally used on a regular poncho, which can be used as ion, 28th Infantry Regiment, fort zones, said 1st Lt. Patrick “Get a kit, make a plan, be basis and may need new bat- a shelter, clothing or a marker. 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Quinn, the company’s fire sup-informed” – that is the slogan GET A KIT teries to last through a power • Weather appropriate Team, 1st Infantry Division port officer. These skills areof Ready Army, the Army’s outage of several days,” Philips clothing and shoes to keep traveled to the Smoky Hill Air important, he added, and thecampaign to empower Sol- • Food – nonperishable emphasized. your family warm and dry National Guard Range near Soldiers could “absolutely” bediers, Families, Army civilians food for at least three days. Se- • Candles and matches in • Cash in local currency be- Salina Jan. 4 to learn from Fort called upon to do this whileand contractors to prepare for lect items that require no prep- waterproof container cause power loss disrupts elec- Riley’s Airmen how to further deployed. Close air support ishazards. aration, refrigeration or cook- • Cell phone with car char- tronic transactions. integrate fire support from conducted on a daily basis in By providing targeted pre- ing, like high-energy foods and ger. “A car charger is critical to • Manual can opener above. Afghanistan.paredness information, Ready ready-to-eat canned meat, veg- ensure your cell phone can be • Reusable plates, cups, Close air support refers to Staff Sgt. A.J. McGee wasArmy proponent Ward Philips, etables and fruit. charged when the power is out. utensils and saucepan any help a ground unit might one of the squadron’s JTACs onplans and emergency manage- • Water – at least one gal- During the 2007 ice storm, • Personal sanitation sup- request during fighting from hand to show the Soldiers thement branch chief, Fort Riley’s lon per person per day for at many people lost use of their plies, moist towelettes and gar- helicopters or other aircraft. ins and outs of communicat-Directorate of Plans, Training, least three days in sealed and cell phones when unable to bage bags. The Black Lions’ infantrymen ing with and relaying targetsMobilization and Security, unbreakable containers. charge them due to week long • Tool kit and utility knife and FISTers typically call upon to A-10 pilots. The control-said he is hoping to increase • Water purification kit. power outage,” Philips recalled. • Duct tape mortars, artillery or helicopters lers can’t be everywhere on theresilience and readiness among • Food, water, medication, • First aid kit, including • Local maps and a Family for help if needed. With the battlefield, he said, so it was im-the Fort Riley population this leash, travel case and docu- prescription meds, disposable emergency plan help of joint terminal attack portant the Soldiers be familiarwinter. ments for any pets. gloves, N95- or N100-rated • Command reporting in- controllers from the 10th Air with the process. The Garrison Safety Office • Weather alert radio and dust masks and disinfectant. formation – know the Army Support Operations Squadron, Airmen from the squadronpublished a brochure in August flashlight with fresh batteries. • Propane for gas grills the Soldiers identified targets are set to go to the National2011 outlining how to follow “Batteries for weather radios • Fire extinguisher See READY ARMY, page 7 on the range for two A-10 pi- Training Center at Fort Irwin, lots who flew from Missouri for Calif., next month with the the training. battalion, and events like close The JTACs control A-10s air support training will helpHOCKENBERRY Continued from page 1 on the battlefield, but the Sol- diers could be called upon to them and the Soldiers get to know each other better. communicate with the pilots, While Airmen like McGeeAfghanistan when Kyle arrived, legs and his left arm. It cost Pfc. Kyle Hock- and the Airmen talked them deploy with Army units, theyand the new Soldier began his Spc. Nick Hensley his life. enberry through the process from a hill don’t always get the advantageown preparations for this up- “I received a phone call at deployed with overlooking targets standing in of training and deploying withcoming mission, a mission that work on June 15, and the caller Soldiers from as enemy troops and vehicles. units from their home sta-would have him leaving Kansas said Kyle had been seriously the 4th Sqdn., The Black Lions don’t get tions. Getting to establish thosein less than six weeks. wounded in Afghanistan and 4th Cav. Regt. to do this kind of training of- bonds, building rapport and First on Kyle’s list of deploy- that we would get another call in February ten, said Spc. Nathan Stivers, a becoming familiar with stan-ment preparations was a visit to later with more information,” 2011. The FISTer at the range, adding he dard operating procedures willa tattoo shop in Manhattan. Chet said. “Every call, they 19-year-old Sol- knows Soldiers who have been help down the road. “I had wanted a tattoo for kept telling us that they were dier was injured in the Army for five to six years The training was the seconda long time, and I wanted to right by his side doing every- less than four who have “never touched air time Black Lions Soldiers par-finally get one before we left,” thing they could for him. They months later before.” ticipated in close air supporthe said. were dedicated 100 percent to when a pres- The training was Pfc. Vin- training at the Smoky Hill Air One evening, shortly before getting him home to us, and sure plate IED cent Spottedcalf ’s first experi- National Guard Range. Morethe deployment, Kyle and a few we are very appreciative of what exploded next ence calling in fire from above, of the unit’s Soldiers are expect-fellow Soldiers “went under the everyone did for Kyle.” to him during a and the 18-year-old FISTer ed to train at the Salina rangeneedle.” One of the Soldiers Getting Kyle home to his June 15 patrol from Fallon, Nev., said it was before departing Fort Riley forhad his children’s names or Family was no easy task. Kathy outside of Haji interesting and a great learning NTC next month.birthdates tattooed, some had a said medics “lost” her son sev- Ramuddin,lucky number or special picture eral times on the battlefield and Afghanistan.done, but Kyle selected a sev-en-word phrase that had been in the medical evacuation heli- copter. 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    • HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE JANUARY 13, 2012 | 7FITNESS Continued from page 2 MEMORIAL Continued from page 1try to think beyond weight loss When someone sweats, month, it may be harder to get mor Regt. Some of his duty N. Barnes; and one stepson, He also was describedand consider their overall health their body loses fluids. Drink- back on, but if you miss a day positions included M1 Tank Christopher D. Cooley. as a true leader and naturaland wellbeing. The staff at Fort ing water is a calorie-free, easily or two, it’s no problem to pick it crewman, gunner, tank com- teacher, with whom one couldRiley’s fitness centers can help accessible and inexpensive way right back up and keep going.” mander, recruiter and opera- SGT. RYAN D. SHARP gain knowledge and insightsomeone set goals, Spencer said, to replace fluids lost during a Fort Riley’s fitness centers tions sergeant. just by having a conversationand they’ve also been known to workout, Spencer said. have the staff, equipment and His awards include the Sgt. Ryan D. Sharp, 28, with him. Sharp was consid-reward those who are in it for For every pound lost, a per- programs to make goals achiev- Bronze Star Medal (Posthu- died Dec. 3 at Landstuhl Re- ered a fighter, his comradesthe long haul through programs son should drink one-and-a-half able, Spencer said. And there’s mous), Purple Heart (Post- gional Medical Center, Land- said. He has overcome severallike Fit4Life and Fort Riley’s to two cups of water, he said. no need to bring any blocks or humous), Army Commenda- stuhl, Germany, of wounds distractions and road blocksBiggest Loser. “A good way to make sure mats, they have plenty of exer- tion Medal with two oak leaf suffered Nov. 21 at Kandahar throughout his enlistment, • Maintain a healthy diet and you’re hydrated is to weight cise gear. clusters, Army Achievement Province, Afghanistan, when but constantly drove on withuse a food journal. yourself before and after a work- Intramural sports, Aquatics, Medal with four oak leaf clus- insurgents attacked his unit honor. Half the battle is what is eat- out,” he said. “If you’re not Fit 4 Life, Fort Riley’s Biggest ters, Army Good Conduct with an improvised explosive His awards and decora-en, Spencer said. giving yourself adequate food, Loser and Functional Training Medal with four loops, Na- device. tions include: the Bronze Star “I don’t recommend diets; I sleep, and if you’re chronically are just a few of the programs tional Defense Service Medal, Sharp’s home of record is Medal, Purple Heart, Armyrecommend lifestyle changes,” dehydrated, it defeats the pur- available through Fort Riley’s Afghanistan Campaign Medal Idaho Falls, Idaho. Commendation Medal – 5thhe said. “Keeping a food log pose and you’re going to back- Directorate of Family and Mo- with two Bronze Service stars, During the ceremony, award, Army Achievementis proven to help people lose pedal.” rale, Welfare and Recreation. To Global War on Terrorism Ser- Sharp was described as the Medal – 3rd award, Goodweight faster and keep it off lon- The Mayo Clinic recom- learn about these programs and vice Medal, Korean Defense best representative of the unit. Conduct Medal – 2nd award,ger.” mends three liters or 13 cups for other upcoming events, visit Service Medal, Noncommis- Once assigned to the 2nd National Defense Service Irwin Army Community men and a little more than two http://rileymwr.com/sports. sioned Officers Professional Bn., 34th Armor Regt., Sharp Medal, Afghanistan Cam-Hospital has nutritionists on liters or nine cups for women Some classes require punch Development Ribbon with was assigned as the unit ar- paign Medal – 2 SS0, Globalstaff and classes available to help per day, according to its website. cards. Cards can be purchased numeral 3, Army Service Rib- morer, observer controller, War on Terrorism Servicepeople learn how to make good • Know it will take hard in fitness or sports office from bon, Overseas Service Ribbon tank crewman driver, gunner/ Medal, Army Service Ribbon,choices about what they eat. work and dedication. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mon- with numeral 5, NATO Med- assistant tank commander and Overseas Service Ribbon –They also can educate them- To keep motivated and stay day through Friday. Cash will al, Recruiter Badge-Gold with the company driver. Numeral 2, Nato Medal andselves on proper diet and nutri- “on the wagon,” Spencer sug- not be accepted at class time. three Sapphire Achievement According to his comrades, the Combat Action Badge.tion by visiting www.choosemy- gests: Punch cards are $20 for 10 fit- stars and the Combat Action he took his responsibilities to Sharp is survived by twoplate.gov. • Find something that you ness classes. Trial cards are avail- Badge. heart, strived to be the best at daughters, Grace Garret and • Get eight hours of sleep ev- enjoy. Make time; plan out your able for $2, which is equivalent He is survived by his wife, whatever he did and was con- Mia Sharp; and his motherery night. routine. Know what day and to one class. Shelee; one son, Sebastion; sidered the best of them all by and father, Lynette and David “Sleep plays a big role … It’s what time you’re going to do All classes are located at King one stepdaughter, Samantha his peers. Sharp.not just time in the gym, but it’s something and have a contin- Field House, Building 202 onalso recovery time that helps you gency plan,” he said. “If some- Main Post. Check King Fieldmeet your fitness goals,” Spencernoted. thing comes up, like the kids get sick and you’re not able to do House or the Fort Riley web cal- endar for a current fitness class READY ARMY Continued from page 6 • Drink plenty of water be- it, have a backup plan to make schedule at www.calabunga.fore, during and after a workout. it up. If you fall off and it’s a com/public/2386. Disaster Personnel Account- • Conduct a walkthrough walk home from school on ability and Assessment System. of the home to identify hazards days with a high risk of severe • Important documents, and correct them weather. Brig. Gen. Don- including wills, medical and • Ensure children know Be informed: ald MacWillie, financial, Power of Attorney, how to contact emergency ser- • Weather alert radio1st Inf. Div. dep- property documents, medical vices • Local radio stations uty command- instructions, insurance and • Use only safe sources of Clay Center: FM 100.9 ing general forsupport, center, military service records. alternative heat, including fire- Junction City: AM 1420,coaches, teach- • Emergency preparedness places, small well-vented wood FM 97.5, 103.5es and mentors handbook or coal stoves and portable Manhattan: AM 1350, FM at the 1st • Pack in bag or box to take space heaters 101.5, 104.7, 95.3 Sqdn., 4th Cav. in a car if leaving home for a • Identify shelter location Topeka: AM 580Regt. Command shelter or traveling during bad in the home and have a plan Salina: AM 1150 Brief Jan. 9 at weather for shelter if not at home Abilene: FM 98.5, 102.5 Building 7854. • Contact unit, Family • Fort Riley AtHoc text MAKE A PLAN readiness group, supervisors messaging Melony Gabbert and Family to report status or • Riley TV, Allegiance Ca- POST The Family emergency ask for help ble Channel 2 plan is critical, according to • Units and organizations • Fort Riley advisories web-IG Continued from page 3 Philips. “There are many scenarios should have contact rosters Every Family member page • Tornado sirens/Giant – accident, storm damage, in- needs to practice the plan. Voice towersshop ensures the unit receives all inson said. deficiencies related to the basic jury, kids at school, mom/dad People often become confused • Local TV stationsresources necessary for success, “We have been in a cycle of disciplines and more advanced at work, etc. – that and disoriented when stressed. • Sign up for AtHoc textand both understand that suc- training to deploy, deploying problems, Robinson said, which might result in you not be- messaging and other similarcess is mutually dependent. and readying to deploy again,” are universally related to all ing with your Family during BE INFORMED weather alert services. The Organizational Inspec- he said. “This has honed our commands. Furthermore, he the onset of an emergency,” • Call the automated com-tion Program allows the com- warfighting skills. We are great said, the commanding general he said. “It is important that “Staying informed is key municator board at 785-239-manders, at all levels, to see at accomplishing our tactical also believes a good program everyone knows what to do during weather events,” Philips 3700 or toll free at 1-866-562-where they stand within their mission; however, we have tend- must be integrated into the daily and also important that Fam- said. “Awareness of incoming 7319.organization. It also allows the ed to forget some of the basics of functions of every organization. ily members know how to get storms can give you and your • Visit www.riley.army.higher command to assist its military discipline.” The philosophy is that, with the in touch with kids if they are Family critical extra time to be mil and click on the “Adviso-organizations and to improve One example is the account- foundation fixed, overall Army unable to be home.” prepared. In the winter, you ries” link on the top left of thereadiness, Robinson said. ability of property, Robinson health is improved. Units are Make a plan: can make plans for daycare, page The IG also uses subject explained. Whether it is a screw- better combat ready, approach- • Identify three emergency buy food for meals, etc., before To learn more aboutmatter experts and makes them driver or an M-1 tank, total ing 100 percent. contacts for Family members. a bad storm hits.” Ready Army, visit http://available to units to prepare for and accurate accountability is a The new SOP is something Post contact numbers by each Philips also suggests post- r i l e y. a r m y. m i l / Un i t Pa g e .inspections, build and maintain must. Robinson said he would like to phone poning non-essential errands aspx?unit=ReadyArmy orcertain functional systems, like According to Robinson, see Armywide. • Inspect fire alarms and and picking up children from www.acsim.army.mil/ready-training, logistics, maintenance, Mayville believes good units do “It definitely takes a team fire extinguishers school instead of having them army.operations, force integration it all to standard. Units cannot effort,” Robinson said. “Theand personnel, he said. simply focus on taking care of scope is too big and too compli- FORT RILEY DINING INSPECTION REPORT The reason all of this is so what will cause trouble tomor- cated to be addressed without a DECEMBER 2011 REPORTimportant is because the com- row. great and extremely competentmanding general sees the pro- The Organizational Inspec- staff (that) loves the job and Anthony’s Pizza (Mini Mall) A Starbucks (New PX) Agram as the foundation of a tion Program is the founda- what they do. They have to love Charley’s (Mini Mall) A Dominos Agood unit, especially in this tion of every unit from which helping to improve. I have been Subway (Mini Mall) A Ol’ Bill’s Cafe (Golf Course) B HOUSE Taco Bell (Mini Mall) A Pizza Hut Aperiod of prolonged war, Rob- to identify issues and correct blessed with a quality team.” Anthony’s Pizza (New PX) A Riley’s Conference Center D/C Burger King (New PX) B Strike Zone D/BCSAH Continued from page 3 Charley’s (New PX) Manchu Wok (New PX) B A Warrior Zone Burger King Custer Hill B B FILL AD Popeye’s (New PX) A A: 0-4 minor deficiencies, B: 5-8 minor deficiencies, C: 1-2 major defi-ner. Following the dinner and Lt. Col. Christopher Zielke, he came to death, returning to ciencies; or 9+ minor deficiencies, D: 3+ major deficiencies; 222 W. Sixth St. facility is unsatisfactory; re-inspection required, F: Facility has failed afellowship among friends, a WTB commander, called the duty as soon as possible has al- re-inspection and will be recommended for closure after three failures Junction City, Kansasprogram on the CSAH was pre- support from the community ways been his number one goal, (one initial and two re-inspections) (785) 762-5000sented by the vice president of “just amazing” and said the gift he said.programs, Michael Meyer, on was more than just a check. “I’ve been feeling hopeful O u t l O O k 2 012the nonprofit’s missions and Knowing that organizations ever since the day it happenedprograms. like CSAH exist, he said, gives … I keep getting better and “On behalf of the CSAH, it wounded warriors hope for the better,” Hasting said.is a privilege for me during the future. Hasting continues to workholiday season to provide thesebrave men and women with asign of our donors’ gratitude “I think it (had) an out- standing impact on them. Many of them didn’t even know hard every day to achieve the goal of rejoining his unit, with help from the Alpha Company, GearinG up for proGressfor their willingness to defend why they were down here to- his wife, Cara, and son, Tyler, As a local business, don’t miss thisour nation’s freedom at their night; why they’d been invited. according to his company com-own peril,” said Meyer in a I think it really surprised many mander, Capt. Joshua Mantz, opportunity to showcase yourCSAH press release. “Given of them. To hear about the or- who confirmed Hasting is ex- business and services youhow memorable Christmas is ganization, I think it gives them pected to return to duty. provide to the Junction City area.for children, we think it’s espe- some hope that there are things “One thing I know is thatcially important that no service out there for them after they support can change everything.members’ sons or daughters be get out of the military, when If you have a good support sys- The sections will publish ondenied a gift from Santa just be- they finish their transition, that tem, it makes you want to pushcause their parents may not be they can go and work for to give to get better,” he said. Saturday, February 18th andable to afford one.” back to,” Zielke said. As for his future plans, Hast- February 25th, 2012 The injured guests of honor “A lot of them were shocked, ing said he would like to earnand their Families also received humbled, relieved,” Walker re- a degree in criminology and The sec tibackpacks provided by a local vealed, remembering that get- become an officer through the • Educ ons on Saturd ati ay, Febcell phone company, who is a ting a $500 check right before Army’s Green to Gold program. • Qual on & Health . 18 inc lude:corporate sponsor of CSAH. Christmas brought a smile to all Fifty-five additional checks ity of L • Econ ifeAll of the AW2 recipients sus- of their faces. were mailed to local AW2 vet- omictained an injury in either the One smiling face in the erans throughout the state of & Busin Developmen Advertis ess t, AgricAfghanistan or Iraq wars and crowd that night belonged to Kansas. A total of $45,000 was ulture rateshave at least a 30-percent dis- war hero Pfc. Scotty Hasting, a given to Fort Riley Soldiers and ing de Adline : Feb. 7ability rating as assigned by Soldier shot 10 times by a 7.62 Families for Christmas. th Saturda for the y,either the Department of De- machine gun while in Afghani- “They brought so much • City, Feb. 25:fense or Department of Veter- stan with the 4th Squadron, 4th joy to the Soldiers and their Outlook 2012 sections: $8.60 per column inch Countyans Affairs, qualifying them for Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Families,” said Walker. “If we • Fort & State Rilaid and support from CSAH. Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. all work together as a team, we • Run in all five sections: Advertisin eyAnd, all of them have received a Div., in early 2011. can accomplish so much for 5 ads for the price of 3 g deAd line: F eb. 14Purple Heart in recognition of A walking miracle, Hast- wounded Soldiers. 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    • Y M CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Y M C K C K  JANUARY 13, 2012 Community Life HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE PAGE 9 IN BRIEF Stay in the know and out ofthe snow with Unified School Resilient Spouse Academy to begin 2012 classesDistrict 475 Geary County By Melony Gabbert vides eight-hour classes of intense resil- into how the military is changing, and she especially enjoyed the amount ofSchools – With winter weather 1ST INF. DIV. POST iency training covering topics like sui- this allows you to see opportunities discussion.here, it’s important to remain in- cide, domestic violence, sexual assault, for spouses nowadays,” Anderson said. Perry said the instructors wereformed on any school closing and The Resilient Spouse Academy – a substance abuse and finance. “Ten years ago, the opportunities were amazing, adding they were very easy tolate start due to inclement winter training program geared at educat- “Participants also get a taste of the different. The Post 9-11 GI Bill, for ex- communicate with, and they got theweather. USD 475 offers text ing spouses about serious topics like master resiliency training that spouses ample. This class is a great thing to put point across well.alerts about emergency school suicide, domestic violence and sexual go through,” Zwiebel said. on my resume, to show I actually did Additionally, Perry said all classes atannouncements by enrolling in assault – will begin its first session for Now, in its third calendar year, the something.” the learning center are wonderful andits free text messaging service. To 2012 Jan. 30. program has won a Quality of Life Perry agreed the academy providedenroll, visit http://my.textcaster. worth enrollment. “The Resilient Spouse Academy is Award for Best Practices from the Sec- a lot of information and prepared par-com/ServePopup.aspx?id=1290. “And they offer free child care,” a way for spouses to get knowledge- retary of the Army. ticipants for military life, allowing par- he said. “Get plugged in and find out able in high-risk situations before, dur- Academy graduates and military ticipants to become more resilient. Sessions of the Resilient ing and after deployment,” said Julie spouses Jackie Anderson and Wayne The highlight for Perry was the more.”Spouse Academy, a weeklong Zweibel, Army Family Team Building, Perry, both of whom attended a fall class dealing with suicide, he said. Dates for the 2012 Resilient Spousetraining for military spouses Army Family Action Plan and Resilient 2011 session, said the program is very “It was phenomenal. Everyone Academy sessions are Jan. 30 to Feb.that teaches suicide intervention, Spouse Academy program manager. “It worthwhile and would highly recom- should be aware of the signs, what to 3, March 5 to 9, June 4 to 8 and Sept.responding to reports of abuse or is also a great source of information to mend signing up, regardless of time look for in suicide prevention,” he said. 10 to 14.neglect, Master Resilience Train- help those in their community who are spent as an Army spouse. Both graduates also commented For more information or to sign uping and financial resilience, in going through these situations.” “Even if you’ve been in military on the relaxed and comfortable atmo- for any of the sessions, call Army Com-2012 will be: The academy is five days and pro- 10 to 15 years, this still offers insight sphere of the academy. Anderson said munity Service at 785-239-9435. • Jan. 30 to Feb. 3 • March 5 to 9 Ceremony Never too early • June 4 to 8 • Sept. 10 to 14 For more information or toregister, call 785-239-9435. Upcoming USO Fort Riley to honorNo Dough Dinners in 2012will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at MLK Jan. 18Building 7856 on Drum Streeton Custer Hill. Some dinner loca- By Melony Gabberttions may change. For informa- 1ST INF. DIV. POSTtion, call 785-240-5326 or emailusofortriley@uso.org. USO Fort An observance to honor theRiley also is on Facebook at www. memory and life of Martin Lutherfacebook.com/usofortriley. Click King Jr. will be from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Jan. 18 at Riley’s Con-on “Events” to see the most up to ference Center.date information for No Dough The theme of the observance is,Dinners. “Remember! Celebrate! Act!” Dates for dinners are: Guest speaker will be Com- Jan. 31 mand Sgt. Maj. Junior Riley, Feb. 13 and 29 MEDDAC command sergeant March 14 and 29 major, Irwin Army Community April 12 and 30 Hospital. May 14 and 31 Riley has had several duty posi- June 14 and 28 tions, including as a squad leader, July 12 and 31 senior instructor, platoon sergeant, Aug. 14 and 30 battalion training and operations Sept. 13 and 28 noncommissioned officer, first ser- Oct. 12 and 30 geant, senior medical noncommis- Nov. 14 sioned officer, chief clinical NCO, Dec. 13 clinical operations sergeant major Interested vendors are encour- and command sergeant major. Ri-aged to submit a registration form ley has been stationed in Korea andfor Fort Riley’s Great Escapes is a veteran of operations DesertExpo March 31. For more in- Shield/Storm and Iraqi Freedom.formation on Great Escapes and The Martin Luther King Jr.vendor registration, visit www. Observance generally has more Parker Rome | POSTrileymwr.com or call 785-239- Serenity Delancy, 3, pushes around an Omnikin ball during Fitness Fun for Toddlers Jan. 11 at participants when compared to8990. Normandy Child Development Center. The program is for 2- and 3-year-old children to other 1st Infantry Division Equal engage in sports introduction, gross motor skills, hand-to-eye coordination activities and Opportunity observances, ac- “Above the Call: Beyond the health promotion lessons. Activities for January include introduction to basketball, Omnikin cording to Sgt. 1st Class VincentDuty,” a one-man, one-act play ball, bucket stacking and MyPyramid/food groups. For more information, call Fort Riley Youthby James McEachin will be at 7 Sports and Fitness at 785-239-9223. See MLK, page 12p.m. Jan. 20 at the C.L. HooverOpera House. Meet McEachin Clark updates community on post’s growth at MRCas the old Soldier in the play thatcombines McEachin’s work onfilm and stage with his literaryworks. For more information, call785-239-9435. By Pamela Redford pled with Fort Riley being increased 1ST INF. DIV. POST from a two-brigade post to a five-bri- Hourly child care will be gade post with a mix of heavy, light,available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. MANHATTAN – Attendees at aviation and sustainment brigades,Jan. 14 and from 6:30 to 8:30 the monthly Manhattan Military Re- the total daily population at Fort Ri-p.m. Jan. 24 for at the Warren lations Committee luncheon heard ley is now about 55,000; this num-East Child Development Center. a Fort Riley update from Garrison ber includes military, Family mem-Cost per child is $4 per hour. Commander Col. William Clark Jan. bers, retirees and civilian employees.Reservations are required. For 4. The meeting was hosted by the Military children in on- and off-postmore information, call 785-240- Manhattan Area Chamber of Com- schools have more than doubled.0822. merce at the Holiday Inn. Despite the rapid growth, Clark Clark informed MRC members said Fort Riley is in a good position to A library movie night will be and special guests the Soldier popula- support the current requirements andat 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Fort tion has nearly doubled since 2005, future expansion. With $1.5 billionRiley Post Library. The feature with about 18,000 Soldiers currently in military construction build-outsfilm will be “Up.” authorized, and the number of ac- in the last six years, existing build- companying Family members has sig- able acreage and being surrounded A dinner and a movie night nificantly increased, too. That num- by regional assets to support trainingwill be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 Pamela Redford | POST ber is expected to remain steady for requirements, Clark said the installa-at Riley’s Conference Center. Garrison Commander Col. William J. Clark gives a Fort Riley the foreseeable future, Clark said. tion is postured very well with strongAdults are $7.95, children ages 4 update to the crowd at the monthly Military Relations Committee As a result of the “Big Red One’s” luncheon Jan. 4. return from Germany in 2006, cou- See UPDATE, page 12to 10 at $3.95 and children under4 are free. A buffet meal will beprovided along with the children’smovie. For more information, call785-784-1000. Red Cross encourages blood donation during winter Flick-N-Float, a movie view- By Melony Gabbert “We need you now,” Ingalls said time to get the person’s blood type. one you love will need blood in youring at Eyster Pool, will be at 7 1ST INF. DIV. POST of donors. “We don’t know what will Many people think they will wait lifetime.”p.m. Jan. 28. Cost of attendance happen with the weather tomorrow until a Family member is in need to Furthermore, she said, every pintis $10 per Family or $5 per January is Volunteer Blood Do- in Kansas.” give blood, but the issue is it takes 48 of blood given – the amount takenperson. Hot dogs, chips, juice and nor Month, and now is a good time Last year, with the severe winter hours to gather, test and distribute during a donation – can save up tocookies will be served during the to consider giving, said Kristi Ingalls, weather in Kansas, blood was sent blood, she said, which is often times three people’s lives.movie. Families are welcome to American Red Cross senior donor from other states to Kansas, she said. too late. The next blood drive will be frombring their own food. For more recruitment representative, Central Similarly, blood has been sent from Many times Family members do- 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14 and frominformation, call 785-239-9441. Plains Blood Services Region. Kansas to other states when needed, nate after a loved one is a recipient, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Clam “In the winter and summer, we for example, during the hurricanes Ingalls said. For example, a mother Shell, Building 675, near Irwin Army Picerne Military Housing are really hurting,” she said, adding on the East Coast last summer. may donate the 12 pints her son re- Community Hospital.will host a Family Game Night Volunteers may sign up anytime that high school and college students, Blood given by donors in Kansas ceived in order to replenish the sup-from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3 at the at redcrossblood.org. who constitute 25 percent of donors, goes to 105 Kansas hospitals first, ply.Forsyth Neighborhood Center. “We highly encourage you to help tend to not give in those seasons. Ingalls said, adding the goal for the “It is important to realize that one save lives by giving blood,” IngallsAll on-post Family housing resi- Additionally, in the winter, in- state is 450 to 500 pints daily. in three of us will need blood in our said. “Donating takes only time, anddents are invited to attend. The clement weather can hinder dona- Furthermore, Ingalls said, there is lifetime. That really hits home when one pint of blood. You never knowevent will include board games tions, she said, and between vaca- a shortage of blood types O negative, you think about your immediate whom you will help.and activities for children of all tions and outdoor activities in the B negative and AB negative. Family,” Ingalls said. “Consider howages, snacks and prizes. Children summer, people don’t come in as “O negative is so, so, so critical- many people are just there between FACTORS TO CONSIDERmust be accompanied by an often to donate blood. ly important. When it’s short, it’s a you, your spouse and children. Or • Those in Iraq during the pastadult. For more information, con- January and February are tough huge deal,” she said, adding that in even yet, include your parents andtact your neighborhood office. months to collect, Ingalls said. a critical situation, there may not be siblings. Chances are high that some- See RED CROSS, page 12 1DivPost.comY M Y MC K C K
    • 10 | JANUARY 13, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE K-State Research and ExtensionCOMMUNITY CORNERPost tax center offers free services agent teaches children nutritionto Soldiers, Family members, retirees By Melony Gabbert “I enjoy the diversity because they are so acceptingBy Col. William Clark forgoing the correct. If the IRS questions 1ST INF. DIV. POST among the military popula- about healthy eating, they getGARRISON COMMANDER Tax Center in your taxes, the tax center can tion, and though I enjoy work- excited and are impressionable. favor of quick provide help. The following is the second of ing with all age groups, I find “They ‘ooh’ and ‘ah.’ It’s re-M any of our Soldiers cash from The tax center is just one four profiles created to highlight that my work with youth in the ally fun,” she said. may have noticed a refund- more service provided at the agents with K-State Research elementary schools the most Additionally, Svoboda has W-2s are now avail- anticipation Fort Riley to help ease the and Extension at Fort Riley. rewarding,” Svoboda said. taught a series of basic nutri-able in at www.mypay.gov, or loan, don’t. burden on Soldiers and Family KSRE offers a Military Life In line with her interest, tion classes titled, “Fuel Youryou may have received it in The tax center members. Skills Program, which is com- Svoboda’s focus is to provide Family Right,” which is geared Col.the mail. If you have not, all can electroni- Clark I encourage you to file prised of programs to enhance programming to all of the toward adults and specificallyW-2s should be available by cally file your early. Beat the rush. Gather each participant’s ability to han- elementary schools on post, Families with children. TheJan. 31. refund. Elec- dle many aspects of everyday life. concentrating her efforts on classes also involve cooking, your documents now, so that So what does that mean? tronic filing and direct depos- For more information, visit first- and fourth-grade class- she said. Additionally, Svoboda by next week, you are ready toIt means it’s that time of year its drastically reduces the time Building 7285 on Normandy rooms using the nutrition cur- have your taxes prepared. co-facilitates other classes withagain – tax season. it takes to get your refund. On Drive or call 785-239-9991. riculum, “Book in a Bag” and Please, read the article that other K-State Research and Often filing taxes can seem average, filers see their refunds More information also can be “Professor Popcorn.” in less than a week. begins on the front page of the Extension staff.like a daunting and tedious found at www.fortriley.ksu. First-graders receive visits Instant rebates offered by newspaper this week. It details “My interest in the nutri-task, but I want to let you edu or visit www.facebook.com/ from Svoboda once a month most commercial tax services exactly what services the tax during the school year. Fourth- tion field is centered aroundknow it doesn’t have to be. KSREFortRiley. are nothing more than loans center can assist you with grade teachers request Svobo- community nutrition,” sheThanks to the Installation said. “K-State Research and with incredibly high interest and what you need to bring JANAE SVOBODA da’s program, which she thenManagement Command and Extension provides the oppor- rates. In fact, in 2006, the to an appointment with a tax teaches once a week for fiveour tax professionals with tunity for me to translate mythe Office of the Staff Judge Department of Defense pub- counselor. Janae Svoboda received her weeks. lished a regulation protecting Open from 9 a.m. to 6 bachelor’s degree in dietetics. “Both sets of lessons in- research-based knowledge ofAdvocate, Fort Riley has a Soldiers from these expensive p.m., Monday through Friday, She then worked for K-State clude fun learning activities nutrition into basic informa-tax center manned annually refund anticipation loans. In and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Research and Extension in Be- and hands-on food experiences tion that enhances people’s ev-to help our Soldiers, Family addition to increased disclo- Saturdays, the center operates loit, Kan., before working for in which students get to enjoy eryday lives.”members and retirees – any- sure requirements, fee-based mainly on appointments, but a similar program in Nebraska. and make their own healthy In her spare time, which isone with a valid military tax preparation companies walk-ins also are welcome. In May, Svoboda took the op- snack that coincides with the very little she joked, SvobodaID – file their taxes. And the may not charge in excess of Saturdays are walk-ins only. portunity to return to Kansas lesson topic for the day,” Svo- said she enjoys planned activi-best part, the Fort Riley Tax 36 percent interest for these To make an appointment, call and work for the K-State Re- boda said. ties with friends and Family,Center provides these services loans. 785-240-1040. search and Extension office at Svoboda also said it is fun shopping, exercising and deco-free of charge. If you prepare your Fort Riley. to create lessons for children rating “in a thrifty way.” This year, the tax center taxes, bring them into the tax If you would like to com-will open Jan. 18 in Building center. One of the certified7034, at the corner of Nor- ment on this article or suggest tax preparers will check overmandy and Bullard streets on a topic for the Community your state and federal returnsCuster Hill. to make sure you’ve got it Corner, e-mail rile.post.newspa- If you are thinking of per@conus.army.mil. 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DALLAS – The Army and sandwich at Subway or any In addition to saving at JUNCTION CITY – Uni- meet strict guidelines of aca- • Must test in the top 5 per- Air Force Exchange Service is other selection at an Exchange the Food Court, Military Starfied School District 475 Geary demic excellence that include cent in both reading and math taking a bite out of the price of restaurant, diners who use a cardholders receive savings atCounty Schools has announced the following: on the 2011 state assessments. dining as shoppers using their Military Star card can take 10 Military Star card at partici- percent off the bill,” said Chief the pump with a five-cents-that two of its schools, Sheri- • Must receive the Standard An award from the Kansas a-gallon discount every timedan and Fort Riley Elementary, of Excellence in both reading Department of Education will pating Exchange restaurants Master Sgt. 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    • 12 | JANUARY 13, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONEFor kids, sarcasm can be lostin translation, professor saysK-STATE MEDIA RELATIONS In an ongoing study that moved from the phrases. This tests this, Burnett is reading left only the tone – or prosody MANHATTAN – It turns a series of short situations to –of Burnett’s voice for raters toout irony and sarcasm are 6- to 8-year-olds. Each story listen to. An audio example ofcompletely lost on youth. is accompanied by illustra- the prosody in sarcastic com-Yeah, right. tions and features a gender- ments can heard at http://bit. A Kansas State University neutral character named Pat. ly/uOsz6s.speech-language pathologist is Each story also ends with one After being read the scenar-finding that even though chil- of two sarcastic comments. io, each child was asked fourdren at the age of 6 may rec- The comment is either specific questions: What Pat meant byognize a comment as sarcastic, to the situation that Pat is in “nice job” or “delicious cook-realizing when the words are or is conventional in nature, ies,” depending on which wasmeant to soothe or sear in a meaning it is a word or phrase used; how Pat felt in the sce- Pamela Redford | POSTsituation may be just the op- society uses in a sarcastic man- nario; why Pat said the com- Certificates of recognition are awarded to sponsors of the fourth annual Fort Rileyposite. ner more often than in a literal ment; and whether Pat wanted Day at K-State, Manhattan, during the Jan. 4 Military Relations Committee luncheon Debra Burnett, assistant manner. For example: “Way to to make the sister feel good or at the Holiday Inn, Manhattan.professor of Family studies and go.” bad.human services, is looking athow children recognize and In one of the stories Pat’s sister is making cookies, and Burnett found that chil- dren, regardless of age and UPDATE Continued from page 9interpret irony, particularly Pat is excited to eat them. But gender, recognized the con-sarcasm. She has found thatchildren recognize and under- the cookies are burned black after being removed from the ventional comment of “nice community support. Since the return of the 1st “We have to become smarter and wiser job” as being sarcastic sig-stand sarcastic comments bet- oven, creating a negative situ- nificantly more than the situ- Infantry Division to Fort Ri- with the resources that we have to make ater when the comments that ation. According to Burnett, ley, the installation’s economicare used are conventional. Her people are more likely to be ational comment of “delicious cookies.” This reinforces that impact on the Central Flint difference.”findings could help children sarcastic in situations per- when used conventionally, Hills Region has grown by COL. WILLIAM CLARK | GARRISON COMMANDERrecognize and understand sar- ceived as negative. $1.2 billion, an increase of 135 rather than situationally, chil-casm better, as well as help bet- After seeing the burned percent, Clark said. The total • Transportation network: proved by the Federal Aviation dren who are learning Englishter convey social meanings to cookies, Pat either tells the sis- economic impact for 2010 was Challenges continue on and Administration, limiting the can recognize an ironic state-children with language impair- ter “nice job,” a conventional estimated at more than $2.2 off post, including Kansas area of space it can fly in. An ment and understand what isment or who are on the autism sarcastic comment, or “deli- billon, which includes payroll, Highway 18 improvements alternate launch and recovery actually being said.spectrum. cious cookies,” a situation-spe- supplies, services, contracts, and the Kansas Department site within Fort Riley’s restrict- “For this age range of 6 to “Irony is one of the times cific sarcastic comment. construction, education, of Transportation’s $40 mil- ed airspace will be required.when people aren’t directly 8, I think this data solidifies health care, Combined Federal “Sarcastic comments are lion for U.S. Highway 77 Cor- • Encroachment concerns:saying what they’re thinking,” said in a lower pitch and are the idea that it’s important for Campaign and local contribu- speech therapists and adults ridor Improvements by 2016. Today there are no significantBurnett said. “As a listener, drawn out a little more than tions. Safety concerns are being ad- issues. Fort Riley has plenty ofyou’re trying to understand the rest of our words,” Burnett to work on conversation and Even so, the new fiscal re- dressed with local leadership space to train and operate. Po-what someone means, and said. “So each comment is read pragmatics in language in or- ality is the Army is going to and KDOT. High priority tential future concerns includethat requires a little bit of extra with the same inflection that der to teach kids these conven- downsize the force by about MILCOM projects to improve aviation, communication andwork cognitively and linguisti- people make when using sar- tional phrases,” Burnett said. 10 percent, Clark said. Access Control Points and species conservation.cally. Sarcasm, though, is one casm.” “That way when they encoun- “If you watch the news, road infrastructure remain un- Clark told those at the lun-of the only instances where In this instance, the vocal ter them, they understand you’ll see that our govern- funded. cheon that the installation isthere is a mismatch between inflection on “nice job” is more what is actually being said.” ment is going through a new • Schools: Although four acting prudently within morethe words that are being used slow and dramatic – seemingly Additionally, Burnett has economic challenge, which of six schools on post are Blue stringent fiscal realities to meetand what is really meant. For stretching the phrase’s pro- found the same results when works its way down to the Ribbon schools, which rank in future challenges and willyoung kids, that’s an odd con- nunciation. An audio example testing children who have a Department of Defense, the the top 5 percent nationally, all continue to provide qualitycept.” of Burnett using different in- language impairment. Department of the Army and schools are over capacity by 33 services to Soldiers and Fami- Studies show that around flections for “nice job” can be Burnett presented her find- obviously down to Fort Riley,” percent, and the middle school lies, as well as welcome homeage 6, children begin to under- heard at http://bit.ly/v7tisa. ings at the American Speech- he said. is 60 percent over capacity. redeploying Soldiers with openstand there is another meaning To ensure accuracy on her Language-Hearing Associa- Clark also said funding for Clark said the good news is arms.to what is being said, accord- part, Burnett recorded all of tion’s annual convention in the civilian workforce at the a new elementary school will “The 1st Inf. Div. and Forting to Burnett. But what is the sarcastic phrases and then late November. installation will be reduced by open within a year, and the Riley are ready to answer ourrelatively unexplored is how played them to independent Another study from Bur- about 16 percent this year. Ad- middle school is ranked No. 7 nation’s call right now. We arethe frequent use of certain sar- raters who determined wheth- nett that looks at how readers ditionally, the operations bud- on the list for high priority for postured very well for the fu-castic phrases may help chil- er the phrases sounded sarcas- vocalize sarcasm and sincerity get will be reduced by about the $250 million congressional ture. As our Army changes, wedren in recognizing whether tic or sincere. Each comment, in children’s books to young 18 percent and contracts by 10 appropriation to repair public are in a good position to main-a speaker is being sarcastic or however, was digitally filtered listens can be read at http:// percent. schools on military installa- tain Fort Riley as we know itsincere in a situation. so the enunciation was re- kstatenews.org/?p=6510. “We have to become smart- tions. right now. Much of that is be- er and wiser with the resources • Housing: Two-thirds of cause of what you do to help that we have to make a differ- Soldiers live off post and one- support us ... we appreciateRED CROSS Continued from page 9 ence,” Clark said. Highlighting six focus ar- third live on post. Junior en- listed Soldiers continue to be that,” Clark said, thanking the attendees for contributing to eas, Clark addressed plans for: the primary customers for off- the success of the installationyear may not donate. After donating blood. Cross collected 331 pints • Military construction: post housing. Families in the in every possible way.one year, eligibility returns. • Donors should not lift during the four drives. Only $12 million has been al- housing market are affected by The meeting also served as • Federal employees are to anything heavy for four to six Ingalls said changing the located for the Fort Riley MIL- dwell time at home, duration the official “change of com-be given four hours leave for hours following blood dona- site of the collection can lead CON program for the next six of deployments, the timing of mand” in chairpersons. Rich-donating blood. tion. to lower numbers. years. Select projects have been deployments and other factors. ard Wertzberger, chairman • Donors may be 16 years • Allow an hour to do- “We look forward to be- deferred; units will continue • The Grey Eagle: Fielding for the past three years, trans-of age with a parental signa- nate, although the donation ing back up on (Custer) Hill to utilize legacy and relocat- began in Fiscal Year 2012 for ferred responsibility to Markture. Those who are 17 need may not take that long. sometime soon so that we are able facilities to accomplish an extended-range multi-pur- Hatesohl, who officially beganto bring a donor card or driv- • Donors are eligible to their mission. Restoration and pose unmanned aerial vehicle his term Jan. 4. able to reach out to the Sol-er’s license. give blood every 56 days. modernization dollars will still company. Work continues on The next MRC luncheon diers and their Families and • Donors need to weigh • Blood lasts only 42 days, flow toward reutilizing existing an air worthiness release issue; will be Feb. 1 at the Manhat- make it convenient for them facilities.110 pounds. including the 48 hours need- the system has not been ap- tan Country Club. to donate,” she said. • Donors need to be in ed to gather, test and distrib-good health. Additionally, IACH hosts ute the blood. • Donors who are anemic blood drives five to six times • Blood is tested for HIV,are encouraged to try to do- AIDS and hepatitis. a year, with 30 to 40 pintsnate. Iron levels are tested. collected per drive. • Donors are encouraged FORT RILEY Combining the postwideto eat iron rich foods, like Each year, Fort Riley drives and the IACH drives,beef, spinach, strawberries, hosts four blood drives, with about 600 pints of blood aresunflower seeds or raisins be- goals ranging from 90 to 100 donated annually from Fortfore donation. pints. Roughly 400 pints are Riley. That is enough blood • Donors are encouraged donated through the drives. to possibly save 1,800 lives,to drink a lot of fluids before In 2011, the American Red Ingalls said.MLK Continued from page 9Smith, EO adviser, who esti- include baked chicken, roast salad, coffee, iced tea and wa- Cell phone use while driving is prohibited on post. Phone calls maymates an audience of about beef, rice, mixed vegetables, ter. Entertainment will be pro- be made only with a hands-free device. Texting is included in the200. Greek salad, garden salad, vided by the 1st Inf. Div. Brass ban. 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    • Y M CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Y M C K C K Sports & Recreation HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE JANUARY 13, 2012 | 13  JANUARY 13, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE PAGE 13 IN BRIEF January specials at CusterHill Bowling Center include: Civilians, Soldiers compete to be ‘biggest loser’ Mondays – Dollar Night, 6 to By Parker Rome need to do, but their success is going to10 p.m. 1ST INF. DIV. POST be based on them and what they’re will- Tuesdays – 2’Fers, 6 to 10 ing to put in to it,” said Vincent Spen-p.m. A group of government employees, cer, fitness coordinator, DFMWR. “If Wednesdays – Kid’s Night, 6 Soldiers and Family members took the they’re willing to put in the work, thento 10 p.m. first step toward a healthier lifestyle they’re more than likely going to be Thursdays – Red Pin Night, 6 Jan. 9. able to meet their goals.”to 10 p.m. About 35 members of the Fort Ri- Spencer told participants at the Fridays – Quarter Mania ley Family began a six-month fitness program’s kickoff Jan. 9 at King FieldNight, 6 p.m. to midnight and diet plan as part of the third annu- House to focus on their effort, not the Saturdays – Saturday Night al Fort Riley’s Biggest Loser offered by mirror.Lights, 6 p.m. to midnight the Directorate of Family and Morale, “Instead of people focusing on a Saturdays – Story Time, Fort Welfare and Recreation. scale or focusing on aesthetics and howRiley Library, 1:30 to 2 p.m. The program encourages partici- they look, they need to focus on the Sundays – Family Fun Sun- pants to exercise at least three hours activities that are going to get them todays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. each week while keeping logs of all ex- where they want to go and those other ercise and food intake. At the end of things will just happen,” he said. “If Smart Start Youth Sports reg- the program, those who met the mini- weight loss is their goal, if they focusistration is open until Jan. 13 mum log requirements will be entered on getting into the gym or eating right, Parker Rome | POSTfor soccer, baseball and basketball. in a raffle to win fitness related prizes. than that weight loss is going to hap- Vincent Spencer, fitness coordinator, DFMWR, motivates partici-The six-week program teaches the “The idea of the program kickoff pants of the Biggest Loser during the six-month program’s kick-basic skills and fundamentals of was for me to show them what they See LOSER, page 14 off event Jan. 9 at King Field House.each sport. For more information,call 785-239-9885. ‘Killer’ instinct Use caution A Call of Duty Squad tryoutwill be at 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at theWarrior Zone. For more informa-tion, call 785-240-2782. when using minimalist A Family fitness challengewill be from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan.20 at Child, Youth and SchoolServices Parent Central. For moreinformation, call 785-239-9885. shoes to run A racquetball tournament By Maj. Zack Solomonwill be Jan. 21. Registration ends USAPHCJan. 20. The tournament is opento all active-duty Soldier and In 1974, Bill Bowerman, co-civilians. For more information, founder of Nike, created one ofcall 785-239-2148. the first modern-day running shoes, the “Waffle Trainer” in an Eagle Day at Milford Lake effort to create a lightweight shoeis from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. that would grip the road. This21 and is $5 per person. Multiple shoe launched a revolution in run-programs will be offered to learn ning shoe design and may haveabout eagles and other Kansas triggered the explosion in popular-raptors. Buses will be provided ity of distance running throughoutto view Bald Eagles on the lake. the United States in the 1970s andChildren must be accompanied early 1980s.by a parent or guardian. For more Innovative shoe designs multi-information, call 785-239-2363. plied out of demand for more foot cushioning and motion control as Family bingo will be at 2 people from all walks of life tookp.m. Jan. 22 at Rally Point up running. Shoe mid-foot archBingo. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. construction grew rigid, and heelPlay Bingo with the whole Family cushion material was heightenedand win great merchandise during to correct running form and pre-10 bingo games. Children can Parker Rome | POST sumably prevent injuries.win more than $800 in prizes. Spc. Bradley Whitlock, 111th Eng. Co., 1st Eng. Bn., right, works the basketball toward the goal Three types of shoes emerged:Adults can win more than $1,000 during an intramural basketball game Jan. 9 at King Field House. The Assassins defeated Co. motion-control shoes for runnerscash. For more information, call A, 601st ASB, 53-33. with low foot arches, stability785-784-5434. shoes for neutral arches, and cush- A youth bowling club willbegin Jan. 22. Sign up is now Assassins take out CAB team with 53-33 win ioned shoes for high arches. These designs were meant to make shoe selection easy; run-open. The league meets at 2 p.m. ners would first identify their arch By Parker Rome and then we started playing too got out early on a couple of fast type, then they would choose anevery Sunday for eight weeks at 1ST INF. DIV. POST fast,” said Spc. Bradley Whitlock, breaks,” he said.the Custer Hill Bowling Center. appropriate shoe, and finally they 111th Eng. Co. “After we got it Shortly after the 11-0 start, the would begin running injury free.Cost to participate is $5 per week Assassins started to let up, and the Fast starts led to a 5-0 run to back in control, we got our team Unfortunately, this system of shoeand includes shoe rental, two lead was reduced to three. begin the season for the 111th En- under control, and we noticed we selection hasn’t lived up to runners’games and a prize at the end of “After we got a little out of con- gineers Company, 1st Engineers could outrun them, so we just be- expectations as running injuriesthe session. For more informa- trol, they got back in the game, Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade gan to outrun them and outplay persisted. As well, multiple U.S.tion, call 785-239-4366. but we got back in control,” Whit- Combat Team, 1st Infantry Divi- them that way.” Army Public Health Command sion intramural basketball team. Whitlock said the Assassins lock said. “We just focused on the studies in basic trainees have dem- World of Warcraft Guild Play An 11-0 run after tipoff in have been able to get an early lead people who actually could play. onstrated shoe selection based onwill be Jan. 26 at the Warrior their latest game led to a 53-33 in all of their games this season. They only had a couple people arch type does not reduce injuries.Zone. For more information, call win against Company A, 601st “We start off most games good that we really had to worry about, Now, a new trend, a departure785-240-2782. Aviation Support Battalion, Com- because we have plenty of people so once we focused on those play- from control and cushioning, has A “Weekend of Bond” will bat Aviation Brigade, 1st Inf. Div., who can shoot and can hit three ers and let the out-of-control play- emerged – the minimalist runningbe Jan. 27 to 29 at Warrior Jan. 9 at King Field House. three-point ball, so we knocked ers play out of control, we let them shoe.Zone. The event will include “Things went really well early, down a couple of threes early and beat their selves basically.” See SHOES, page 14martinis, Bond girls and Bondtrivia as all the Bond films areplayed in the theater. For moreinformation, call 785-240-2782. SKIES is looking for instruc-tors for its School of Fine Arts, East tops West during Army bowl challengeRecreation and Leisure; School By Tim Hipps in this competition a football playerof Sports, Fitness and Health; IMCOM PUBLIC AFFAIRS thinks, ‘Well, I’m fit and I’m the guy,’School of Academic Skills, and then they get to see these SoldiersMentoring and Intervention; and SAN ANTONIO – The East doing these remarkable push-ups, sit-School of Life Skills, Citizen- topped the West in the Player-Hero ups and getting after it just kind ofship and Leadership. Flexible Challenge, a fun-filled battle of sit- builds them together as teammatesafternoon and evening hours are ups, push-ups and speed-eating by and they both do something togetheravailable. For more information, high school football stars teamed that’s hard and it causes them to pullcall 785-240-5821. with Soldiers Jan. 4 at Sunset Sta- together as a team.” tion’s Lone Star Pavilion. Nobody knows who shared the Fort Riley Sports is look- The Player-Hero Challenge is one tallest tale from the football or battleing for fitness instructors and of several pre-game festivities that fields, but score was kept on stage,personal trainers. Qualified give players in the 2012 U.S. Army where a few players and Soldiers ex-applicants must have current All-American Bowl a chance to get hibited their superior physical fitness.CPR/AED, liability insurance better acquainted with Soldiers they In sit-ups, wide receivers Duron Tim Hipps | IMCOMand fitness certification. Fitness are partnered with for a busy week in Neal of De Smet Jesuit High School West defensive back LaDarrell McNeil, Wilmer-Hutchins High, Dal-instructor contracting jobs are the “Alamo City.” in St. Louis, Mo., and Dominique las, left, goes head-to-head against East linebacker Keith Brown,needed for step aerobics, yoga, With such a competitive group, Wheeler of Crockett High in Austin, Norland Senior High, Miami, right, as part of the push-ups compe-kick boxing, Zumba and spin- no gathering would be complete Texas, represented the West players. tition Jan. 4 during the Player-Hero Challenge at Sunset Station,ning. For more information, call without some type of bragging rights. They teamed with two Soldiers to San Antonio. The event was part of the pre-game festivities for785-239-2813. And with Soldiers and football play- compile 202 sit-ups in a cumulative the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Jan. 7. ers, what better tests than sit-ups, time of four minutes. of Wilmer-Hutchins High School in eating relay in which each player had As weather permits, Fort push-ups and a chow down -- fol- East defensive back Tracy Howard to clean his plate and swallow before Dallas, teamed with two Soldiers forRiley’s Skeet and Trap Range lowed by more food, music and ca- of Miramar (Fla.) High and running the Soldier or player adjacent to him 224 in a cumulative four minutes. maraderie? back Brian Kimbrow of East High could begin his assault. Raucousis open from noon to 8 p.m., East defensive back Travis Blanks “This is a great opportunity for our School in Memphis, Tenn., com- players and Soldiers clamored atopWednesdays and Thursdays, and of North Florida Christian High young football players in the nation bined with two Soldiers for 185 sit- photographers and videographers tofrom 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat- School in Tallahassee, Fla., and line- to learn about our Soldiers and how ups. witness the gut-busting display ofurdays and Sundays. For more backer Keith Brown of Miami Nor- exceptional our Soldiers are,” said Lt. In push-ups, West cornerback eatery that lifted the East to victory.information on the range, call the land Senior High combined with two Gen. Benjamin Freakley, command- Ishmael Adams of Oaks Christian After the competition, players andOutdoor Recreation Center at Soldiers for 220 push-ups. ing general of U.S. Army Accessions School in Westlake Village, Calif.,785-239-2363. Command. “And you know out here and defensive back LaDarrell McNeil The East prevailed in the food- See CHALLENGE, page 14 1DivPost.comY M Y MC K C K
    • 14 | JANUARY 13, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE CHALLENGE Continued from page 13 Soldiers dined together, be- time,” said West wide receiv- cort players onto the football fore boarding buses to a riv- er Dorial Green-Beckham field Jan. 7, were honored to erboat ride. of Hillcrest High School in oblige. “This is to let them know Springfield, Mo. “It’s great getting together they’ve got a fan in the stands “Being here has just been on Saturday,” Freakley said. fun for all of us. I mean, with these outstanding high The players were thankful just to come out here and school kids,” said Sgt. 1st for the Soldiers’ support on see what all the talent is and Class Cecil Lane, who was and off the field. to see what type of player paired with Green-Beckham. “This is a lot of fun just that everybody is, and to see “We all wish them the best of to be out here with all these what school that everybody luck.” other players from the East commits to, and then just to and the West and be out here come out and have a good with these Soldiers who fight time during the game on Sat- Rob McIlvaine of the Army for our country – to come urday,” said Green-Beckmam. News Service contributed to out here and just have a good The Soldiers, who will es- this article. LOSER Continued from page 13 pen and it doesn’t help to ob- pare to run in a half marathon who has partnered with Not sess on the scale.” and get in better shape. Alone, a nonprofit organiza- Spencer, who had been in “I’ve always had a problem tion, to raise money for mili- charge of Fort Riley’s Biggest with my weight, and I’m pre- tary spouses and Family mem- Loser since its inception, said paring to run in a half mara- bers to receive mental health he’s excited to see the results thon, so I wanted to try to use counseling. Rob Mcllvaine | IMCOM after the program’s conclusion. both to my advantage to com- Perry said he plans to do aArmy Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno greets players representing the East and People who have stuck with the bat my weight problem,” said lot of walking and running asWest who will compete in the Army All-American Bowl Jan. 7 in San Antonio, Texas. regiment in past years have felt Wayne Perry. he prepares for the half mara- higher self esteem and a sense Perry said he hopes toOdierno greets All-American thon, as well as weightlifting of accomplishment, he said. achieve a healthy lifestyle “As far as fitness goals, we’ve through participating in the and basketball. had people lose more than 50 program and running in his “It’s really hard to be active as a stay-at-home parent, butplayers prior to Army bowl pounds,” he said. “We had one first half marathon. person run a marathon. We’ve Perry plans to run in the I’ve got to find a way,” he said. had a range of success depend- CareFirst Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Perry’s goal for the program ing on what people are work- Half Marathon March 17 in is to do the best he can, he said. have an opportunity and many I had my fourth surgery, and ing for.” Washington along with other “And hopefully when I’mBy Rob McllvaineIMCOM PUBLIC AFFAIRS of you told me that you’ve been I was never able to get on the One military spouse hopes members of Her War, Her done, Vincent can say I did a accepted by this college or that football field again. But it gave the program can help him pre- Voice, a military spouse group good job,” Perry said. SAN ANTONIO – Army college. Now that means you me the opportunity to get anChief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. have an opportunity to improve education, and today I’ve doneOdierno greeted the best high yourself for later in life. And pretty good ... I want to wish allschool football players from that opportunity is not only to of you the best of luck. We ineast and west of the Mississippi get to play football, but also to the Army are proud of you. Youwho competed in the Army All- get an education … and you’ll are the strength of our nationAmerican Bowl Jan. 7. be able to move forward and and you represent that strength. “This All-American Army contribute to society in a big We expect you to help ourBowl is about work ethic, it’s way.” country to continue to moveabout working hard to achieve Odierno also told the play- forward, whether it be involvedyour goals, both mentally and ers about his own career in foot- with your community, playingphysically,” Odierno told the ball. football, or whether it be doingplayers. “Now the last thing I “I was recruited to play something to help. We dependleave you with is that you all football. After my second year, on you to do that.” Check out Custer Hill Bowling Alley’sSHOES Continued from page 13 specials by going to A minimalist running shoe caution in doing so because initial transition phase. Some www.rileymwr.comis extremely flexible and low a sudden change in equip-to the ground to create the ment or training can result Soldiers may take up to six months to get used to running and clicking on “Bowling.”sensation of barefoot running. in sore muscles and joints, in minimalist shoes. By running in a shoe with blisters and even injuries, for • Avoid running two daysminimal cushioning, most example stress fractures. The in a row in minimalist run-runners will naturally reduce calf muscles will require the ning shoes for the first four AFTER DARKtheir stride length to avoid greatest adjustment, followedlanding painfully on their un- weeks. by the muscles of the foot and 785.762.4747 1206 GRANT AVENUE JUNCTION CITY, KS 66441cushioned heel. This change • Run on different surfaces, hamstrings. Running impactin running form reduces ini- forces may also increase tem- such as grass, dirt and pave- V I D E Otial joint impact and promotes porarily as the Soldier adapts ment, to get used to the feel ofa return to what some consid- to a shortened stride and fore- the shoes. Make sure the run-er a more natural foot motion. foot strike. ning surface is clear of debris The growing popularity The following are a few and glass.of minimalist running shoes tips to make a smooth transi- • Stretching will be veryin both the civilian and mili- tion: important during the first fewtary communities was sparked • Soldiers should only weeks to alleviate soreness. Fo-by the promise of increased perform 10 percent of their cus on stretching the foot, calfrunning performance and de- normal running distance and and hamstring muscles.creased risk of running inju- volume in minimalist running As with any change inries. Although the jury is still shoes for the first two to threeout on whether minimalist training, a planned transition weeks. For example, if a Sol- phase is critical to limit therunning shoes will live up to dier runs 10 miles per week,these expectations, the trend short-term soreness and po- only one mile per week shouldwill surely grow as shoe com- tential complications from an include the use of minimal-panies expand and market ist running shoes. Traditional overuse injury.their latest minimalist shoe running shoes can still be For more information orproduct lines. worn the rest of the time. if problems develop from any Soldiers interested in mak- • No more than a 10 per- change in training or equip-ing the switch from a tradi- cent increase in distance per ment, Soldiers should con-tional running shoe to a mini- week is recommended for tact their medical provider ormalist design should exercise at least eight weeks after the physical therapist. 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    • 8B/Travel Y M CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Y M C K C K Travel & Fun in Kansas16 | JANUARY 13, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE  JANUARY 13, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE PAGE 16  Flint Hills Discovery Center set to open in April IN BRIEF For links to attractions and events in the Central Flint Hills Region, visit www.rileymwr.com and click CITY OF MANHATTAN Opening day will include a complete, and installation of concept, a steering commit- Center contains permanent on the Fort Riley and Central ribbon cutting, remarks by exhibits is in progress. tee of local community leaders and temporary exhibits, class- MANHATTAN – The local and state dignitaries and The $24.5-million project and a technical committee of rooms, meeting rooms, a store Flint Hills Region Calendar. opening of Kansas’ next tour- the public’s first look at the anchors the second phase of content specialists. Their ef- and outdoor terraces and land- ABILENE ism attraction, the Flint Hills facility. Dedication of the ad- Manhattan’s downtown re- forts were supported by a team scaping. It will be open 363 Discovery Center is set for joining Blue Earth Plaza also development. Key players in of architects, exhibit and audio days a year and will serve as the April 14. Planning is under- will be April 14. the development of the proj- and visual designers, as well as visitor information center for Event: Eisenhower: way for public festivities to cel- “Construction of the ect were the 2004 Attractions fabricators and contractors. Manhattan and the surround- Agent of Change ebrate its opening in Manhat- 35,000-square-foot facil- Committee that created the The Flint Hills Discovery ing Flint Hills region. When: Through Jan. tan’s downtown redevelopment ity began in July 2009 with a 29 promise to inspire and educate 3x5 district. Where: Eisenhower “This project is stunning visitors to the uniqueness and Presidential Museum evidence of what can be accom- importance of the Flint Hills Often referred to as plished when the public and of Kansas and the Osage Hills eight years of peace and private sectors collaboratively of Oklahoma,” said Bob Work- prosperity, the Eisenhower work together,” said Ron Fehr, man, director, Flint Hills Dis- Administration was an Manhattan city manager. “The covery Center. “It’s fantastic to era of great change. Some Flint Hills Discovery Center be planning our opening. Our changes were positive, oth- is a key component to Man- visitors are the reason for this ers negative – but all came hattan’s successful downtown project, and on April 14, we at a price. Admission to the redevelopment and the award will come alive as everyone sees museum is $8 for adults, of $50 million in STAR bonds and enjoys all that the discov- $6 for seniors and $1 for from the State of Kansas. We ery center has to offer.” children 8 to 15 years; are proud to have created this Through interactive exhib- active duty military is free. great place of both learning its, visitors will have an op- For more information, call and fun. It will support all of portunity to explore the sci- 785-263-6700 our efforts to preserve the Flint ence and cultural history of the Hills and promote tourism last stand of tallgrass prairie in TOPEKA within our state.” North America – one of the A detailed schedule of world’s most endangered eco- Event: Disney Live! events will be forthcoming. systems. The building is nearly Three Classic Fairy Tales When: Feb. 4 Where: Landon Arena, Kansas Expocentre Looking Mickey, Minnie, Don- for ald and Goofy will take audiences on a journey and SeLection? FILL find it ection HOUSE AD bring to life three timeless fairy tale adventures. Show in the times are 1 and 4 p.m. Feb. 4. cLASSifiedS fort riley - central Kansas chapter AUSA ABSTRACT & TITLE MEDICAL INfO MGMT Charlson & Wilson Abstract, Manhattan Lead Horse Technologies ACCOUNTING MEDICAL SERVICES Pottberg -Gassman-Hoffman, CHTD, Chiropractic Family Health Center - J.C. Manhattan Sink, Gillmore & Gordon PA, Manhattan Geary Community Hospital, J.C. AGRICULTURE the ASSociAtion of the United StAteS Army UrgeS yoU to pAtronize theSe Hayden Orthodontics, Manhattan Seitz Farms, J.C. merchAntS And profeSSionAlS who SUpport AUSA, And who contribUte to Mosier Eye Care, PA, Manhattan Eastside & Westside Markets, Manhattan Strengthening the Service men And women - Active And retired - who MILITARY HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS Picerne Military Housing - Ft. Riley J.C.G.C Economic Development reSide in thiS AreA. MOTELS J.C.G.C Military Affairs Council Geary County CVB, J.C. corporAte memberShip Holiday Inn Express, J.C. MOTORCYCLES Manhattan Chamber of Commerce CAR WASH J.C. Housing & Development, J.C. City Cycle Sales, J.C. Junction City Area Chamber Bubblewash, Manhattan ENGINEERS of Commerce CATERING Kaw Valley Engineering, J.C. NEWSpApERS Credit Bureau Services of KS, J.C. Bockers II Catering, Inc. Manhattan fINANCIAL SERVICES The Daily Union, J.C. RSVP-Flint Hills, Inc., Manhattan CLEANERS & LAUNDRY Pioneer Services, J.C. Manhattan Mercury, Manhattan Noble Cause U.S.A. Overland Park Stickel Cleaners, Manhattan Sabatka Financial Advisory Services, INC. Montgomery Communications, J.C. ATTORNEYS CLOTHING Manhattan NURSERIES Arthur Green, Manhattan Borck Bros. Men’s Wear, Manhattan Stewart Advisory Services, LLC, Manhattan Blueville Nursery, Manhattan Hoover, Schermerhorn, Edwards, The Executives Tailor, Inc., Wichita fINANCE OUTDOORSMAN GROUp Pinaire & Rombold, J.C. COffEE SHOpS Pioneer Military Loans, J.C. Fort Riley Outdoorsman Group AUTO DEALERS Radinas Coffeehouse & Roastery, Manhattan fOOD & DRINK pERfORMING ARTS Briggs Auto Group, Manhattan CONSTRUCTION & CONTRACTORS Rock-A-Belly Bar & Deli - Manhattan McCain Auditorium Jim Clark Auto Center, J.C. Bayer Construction, Manhattan fOOT HEALTH & SHOE SERVICE pROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS Dick Edwards Auto Plaza-J.C. Ben Kitchens Painting Co., Junction City Olsons Foot Health & Shoe Service-Manhattan Accurate Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. - Dick Edwards Ford-Lincoln-Mercury, BHS Construction Inc., Manhattan fURNITURE J.C. & Manhattan Manhattan. Builders, Inc., Wichita Faith Furniture, Manhattan Little Apple Toyota/Honda, Manhattan Konza Construction, J.C. RADIO & TELEVISION Furniture Warehouse, Manhattan KJCK AM-FM & KQLA Radio, J.C. AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE MW Builders of Texas, Inc. GOVERNMENT Manhattan Broadcasting, Co., Manhattan Extra Mile Imports, Manhattan Shilling Construction, Co., Manhattan BAKING R.M. Baril General Contracting, City of Abilene REAL ESTATE City of Junction City Blanton Realty, Manhattan American Institute of Baking, Manhattan Manhattan City of Manhattan ERA The Conderman Group, Manhattan BANKS Titan Built, LLC, Olathe City of Ogden Coldwell Banker Realty Group One - Manhattan Armed Forces Bank, Ft. Riley Walters-Morgan Construction, Manhattan Geary County Board of Commissioners Junghans Realty, J.C. Central National Bank, J.C. Hall Bros. Construction Company, Riley County Board of Commissioners Mathis Lueker Real Estate, J.C. Commerce Bank, Manhattan Manhattan Farmers and Merchants State Bank, Hi-Tech Interiors, Manhattan INDOOR SHOOTING & ARCHERY Realty Executives/Weis Real Estate, Wakefield Kansas Asphalt Pavement Association RANGES Manhattan First National Bank & Trust Co., J.C. Godfreys Indoor Shooting & Archery Ryan & Sons Realty, Manhattan Smoky Hill, LLC, Salina Community First National Bank, Crest Quarry Properties Inc., Chapman Ranges, Junction City SCHOOLS Manhattan Designer Construction Inc., Manhattan INSURANCE Kansas State Athletic Department Intrust Bank, J.C. Coryell Insurance, J.C. MATC Foundation Permanent Paving, INC. Overland Park Kansas State Bank, J.C. & Manhattan CONSULTANTS INTERNET & TELEpHONE Upper Iowa University, Fort Riley Landmark National Bank, Manhattan BG Consultants, Manhattan CenturyLink, Branson, MO SERVICE ORGANIzATIONS BARBER & BEAUTY SALONS 12th Street Company LLC, Manhattan JEWELERS USO, Ft. Riley The Mane Thing, J.C. CONVENIENCE STORES Reed & Elliot, Manhattan TRANSpORTATION BEER DISTRIBUTORS Shop Quick Stores, LLC, J.C. LABOR MANAGEMENT J.C. Transportation, J.C. Flint Hills Beverage, LLC, Manhattan Handy’s LLC, J.C. Aerotek, Inc. - Lenexa, KS VETERINARY BUILDING MATERIALS CREDIT UNIONS MANUfACTURING Flint Hills Veterinary Hospital - J.C. Cash Lumber & Hardware, Quest Credit Union, Fort Riley Ice Corporation, Manhattan WEBSITES Manhattan DEVELOpERS Landoll Corporation The Penteon Corp. - Manhattan Griffith Lumber, Manhattan McCullough Development, Co., MALLS Midwest Concrete Materials, Manhattan Manhattan Manhattan Town Center, Manhattan fOR MORE INfORMATION ABOUT CORpORATE MEMBERSHIp OR OTHER QUESTIONS pLEASE CALL HAROLD WILSON, CHApTER SECRETARY, AT 238-6125 This corporate membership listing is provided as a service to AUSA by Montgomery Communications, Inc.