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  1. 1. HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE THE 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION POST FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012 Vol. 4, No. 8  FORT RILEY, KAN. K-18 drivers should expect more changeIN BRIEF Correction: In the Feb. 24edition of the 1st Infantry Divi-sion Post newspaper, a cutline forthe Officer and Civilian Spouses’ By Pamela Redford and motorists can expect a changing There will be a 12-foot lane width re- tinue from March through NovemberClub Go Red conference was 1ST INF. DIV. POST situation all summer in eastbound and striction throughout the project dura- 2012 and resume in March of 2013.incorrect. The cutline should have westbound lanes, Haug said. tion. Drivers should expect delays and Haug said the construction scheduleread: “Members of the Fort Riley Drivers traveling on Kansas High- The project is intended to trans- are encouraged to use alternate routes, is on track and KDOT anticipates allOCSC recruit volunteers and way 18 are advised to pay attention to form the 7-mile stretch of road into a if possible,” a Feb. 27 KDOT press re- work to be completed by Novemberpromote the upcoming Casino road signs, take some extra time and new freeway stretching from Interstate lease stated. 2013.Royale fundraiser during the Go be very careful during the 2012 con- 70 to Manhattan, thereby improving Haug said he does anticipate some For now, this means drivers com-Red luncheon Feb. 16 at Riley’s struction season, according to Jerry safety for motorists and the overall ca- back up in eastbound traffic from Fort muting to Fort Riley will experienceConference Center. The annual Haug, Kansas Department of Trans- pacity of the roadway. Riley to Ogden during peak hours, the following traffic changes throughfundraiser is scheduled for 6 p.m. portation construction engineer. “Traffic will be directed through but that KDOT has tried to make the late May:March 2 at Riley’s Conference With the start of KDOT’s con- the project work zone via advance transition as smooth as possible by Eastbound K-18 Traffic: Traf-Center and is open to the public struction Feb. 27, phase two of the message boards and signage. The speed providing several options for drivers to fic will be reduced to one lane – theand all ranks of the military. three-year K-18 Ogden to Manhat- limit will be restricted to 55 mph get to Manhattan.Tickets are $15 per person; email tan Improvement Project is underway, throughout the project work zone. The improvement project will con- See K-18, page” For traffic updates, please see DPTMS Local herothe Traffic Report on page 2 orvisit and clickon “Advisories.” Operation Hammer is a rou-tine emergency gate closure drillat Fort Riley. Each drill lasts less chief saysthan five minutes. The schedule isas follows:ACP March 6 - 2:20 p.m. at Ogden to prepare March 7 - 7:10 p.m. at HenryACP March 12 - 11:10 a.m. atGrant ACP for storms March 15 - 10:30 p.m. at By Melony GabbertOgden ACP 1ST INF. DIV. POST March 21 - 9:50 a.m. atTrooper ACP Last year was the worst year since March 23 - 2:50 p.m. at Henry 1936 for tornadoes nationwide, ac-ACP cording to Ward Philips, plans and March 26 - 5:20 p.m. at Four emergency management chief, Direc-Corners torate of Planning, Training, Mobi- March 28 - 8:40 p.m. at lization and Security. In 2011, thereTrooper ACP were 1,725 tornadoes and 549 torna- do-related deaths in the U.S. The commissary at Fort Riley “With numbers like that, pre-will mark the completion of a paredness cannot be taken lightly,”massive renovation and addi- Philips said. “Bad things do happention project with a six-day grand here.”reopening celebration, beginning Fort Riley experienced a tornadoMarch 13. The event will kick off on post in 2005, he said, and Chap-with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at man and Manhattan had EF3 and9 a.m., and the store will open im- EF4 tornadoes, respectively, in 2008.mediately following. There will be Rene Sochia | BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER A severe ice storm hampered theno early bird shopping March 13. Brig. Gen. Donald MacWillie, 1st Inf. Div. deputy commanding general for support, talks to state in 2007, and flooding in 2010 Grand reopening prices will Pfc. Matt Leyva about being a hero during Leyva’s Purple Heart Ceremony Feb. 23 in Sanrun from March 13 to 18, or while Antonio. Leyva, 2nd Bn., 34th Armor Regt., stepped on a pressure-plate improvised explosive See WEATHER, page 3supplies of promotionally priced device Aug. 9 while on patrol in Afghanistan. The blast cost the young infantryman both legsitems last. and four of his fingers. The Fort Riley Tax Center isnow open in Building 7034 at thecorner of Normandy and Bullard Injured BRO Soldier receives Purple Heart Riley Ride to extendStreet to prepare 2009, 2010 and2011 federal tax returns. The tax By Mollie Miller Pfc. Matt Leyva,center will also prepare state tax 1ST INF. DIV. PUBLIC AFFAIRS 2nd Bn., 34threturns as a courtesy when com- Armor Regt.,pleting your federal return. Hours of operation are 9 6 p.m. Monday through Friday SAN ANTONIO – A warm Texas sun set the medal pinned to Pfc. Matt Leyva’s chest ablaze Feb. and his wife, Raelynn, pause for a photo with operations March 9-10and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. 23, glinting off the bust of George Brig. Gen. Don-Walk-ins appointments are Washington and turning the field ald MacWillie,welcome, but appointments are behind the nation’s first president 1st Inf. Div. dep-encouraged. You can make an ap- bright purple. uty command-pointment either in person or by Moments before, Brig. Gen. ing general for By Melony Gabbertcalling 785-239-1040. Appoint- Donald MacWillie, 1st Infantry support, follow- 1ST INF. DIV. POSTments will be available Monday Division deputy commanding gen- ing Leyva’s Pur-through Friday only. Saturdays are eral for support, presented Leyva ple Heart Cere- Because of the celebration thatstrictly walk-in days. the Purple Heart medal during a mony Feb. 23 in occurs annually during “Fake Patty’s ceremony outside Fort Sam Hous- San Antonio. Day” in Aggieville, Manhattan, Riley Applications for the Our ton’s Warrior and Family Support Ride, will be operating hourly fromFamily for Families First Center. The medal ceremony, at- 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. March 9 and 10,Foundation’s 2012 Educational tended by dozens of Leyva’s Family, according to Teresa Mayes, manager,Grant are now available at www. medical team members, buddies Maria Gallegos Fort Riley’s Leisure Travel BROOKE ARMY Mayes said she hopes everyone from basic training and fellow Sol- MEDICAL CENTER Grants applications are due diers with the 2nd Battalion, 34th doesn’t wait until the last run at 4May 17 and are given in amounts Armor Regiment, 1st Heavy Bri- a.m. since space is limited and avail-up to $5,000 for the spouse of an gade Combat Team, 1st inf. Div., ability is on a first-come, first-serveactive-duty service member. basis. The pickup point in Aggieville For more information, visit See LEYVA, page 8 is the gas station parking lot, at the intersection of 12th and Moro streets. Riley Ride began in June 2008, asSAFETY HOLIDAYAs of Thursday, March 1, Commissary to host grand reopening a way to keep Soldiers and others on the road safe after a night of drinking, by picking and dropping them off at072 following completion of renovations designated barracks on post. Points of pick up and departure on post are: the Warrior Transition Bat- talion parking lot, Building 210 park-days have passed since the By Nancy O’Nell ing contests and special grand re- vendors. ing lot, Building 694 and Buildingslast vehicular fatality on Fort DECA PUBLIC AFFAIRS opening prices on products through- • General Mills will offer “Crack 7000 A, C, D, F and G.Riley. With 39 more, the post out the store.” the Safe,” giving 50 randomly selected During March 9 and 10, the buswill celebrate with a safety FORT LEE, Va. – The com- Grand reopening prices will run customers the opportunity to crack a will be looping back and forth be-holiday to take place at each missary at Fort Riley will mark the from March 13 to 18, or while sup- four-digit code and win $50,000. tween the post and Aggieville, Mayesunit’s discretion. completion of a massive renovation plies of promotionally priced items • DeLallo Olives will offer “Olive said, which should take about an and addition project with a six-day last. Toss,” giving randomly selected con- hour. grand reopening celebration, begin- But, shoppers don’t have to wait testants a chance to win $10,000 by The 21-passenger bus normally The next USAG Resilience ning March 13. The event will kick until March 13 to participate. Begin- being the first to toss an olive into a operates from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Day Off will be: off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony ning March 5, they can enter contest martini glass. Fridays and Saturdays. at 9 a.m., and the store will open im- drawings at the Fort Riley Commis- • Kraft will offer “Two and 20 En- The cost is $2.50 each way. Tick- mediately following. There will be no sary and play Commissary Sweep- velope Draw,” giving two randomly ets in denominations of $5 or $10 MARCH early bird shopping March 13. stakes on the Fort Riley Directorate selected customers the opportunity are available with cash from the Riley “Our customers have been very of Family and Morale, Welfare and to win $25,000 by selecting the two Ride driver or in advance from LTC, 23 patient while we were making these improvements. Now it’s time to re- ward them,” said Peter Howell, Fort Riley Commissary store director. Recreation Facebook page. March 5 to 12, customers can en- ter drawings at the Fort Riley Com- missary for a chance to play in one of envelopes with the words “Go” and “Army” from a group of 20 envelopes. Also March 5 to 12, customers Building 6918 on Custer Hill. LTC is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 785-239-5614 “Commissary vendors will be offer- three contests offered by commissary See COMMISSARY, page 8 or 785-239-4415.
  2. 2. 2 | MARCH 2, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONEK-18 Continued from page 1right lane – prior to the city of ALTERNATE ROUTESOgden. Once reduced to onelane, eastbound traffic will pro- DES recommendsceed straight and enter onto the the following optionsnewly completed K-18 road- traveling betweenway. To access the south side Manhattan and Fort Riley as quickly and safely asof Walnut Street, 68th Avenue, possible:Wildcat Creek Road or the cityof Ogden, traffic will follow the » I-70 to Highway 77roadway signage to K-114/Ri- » I-70 to MacDowell Creekley Avenue and utilize the new Roadintersection ramp to enter onto » Rifle Range Road to OldK-114/Riley Avenue. Once on Highway 77 to Tuttle CreekK-114/Riley Avenue, traffic Blvd.should turn right to access the » I-70 to Road No. 177River Trail Townhomes or turn (Pillsbury Drive) » Highway 77 to Countyleft and follow the roadway to Highway 412/Anderson Ave.access Wildcat Creek Road, to west side Manhattan68th Street or the city of Og-den. To access the city of Man-hattan, drivers should proceed allow access to the River Trailstraight at the ramp to continue Townhomes and Kansas Riveron to Manhattan. boat ramp. Westbound K-18 Traffic: Eastbound Traffic ExitingTo access 12th Street or I-70 Ogden: For traffic exiting thefrom westbound K-18, traf- city of Ogden, drivers will con-fic will need to be in the left tinue east on K-114/Riley Av-lane of K-18. Just west of the enue. To access the city of Man-Manhattan Regional Airport, hattan, traffic will have twotraffic will crossover onto the separate options. First option: Walnut Street traffic over K-18. Directorate of Emergency Ser- day through Friday, and will be safety and security of those whoold K-18 eastbound lanes, the left lane of Fort Riley Bou- Walnut Street traffic will use vices, announced in a press con- closed on federal holidays. live, work and play on Fort Ri-where traffic will be then be in levard will be a continuous lane the new Skyway Drive shoofly, ference Feb. 27 that Fort Riley Motorists who choose the ley.”a head-to-head placement with that will end at Wildcat Creek directly across from 68th Av- would be helping to take some 12th Street Gate to enter Fort For more information oneastbound traffic in the adjoin- Road, where drivers can take enue, to Cimarron Trail to the pressure off of K-18 by making Riley will be split into two lanes KDOT’s project construc-ing lane. To continue on to Wildcat Creek Road to Eureka new K-18/K-114 interchange. the 12th Street Gate the prima- of traffic through the ACP, and tion phasing and schedule,I-70 or 12th Street, traffic will Drive to then access Scenic Davis Drive Traffic: Davis ry way to access the post. then be pushed north into a visit to utilize the left-hand exit Drive. Second option: drivers Drive access to K-18 will be Beginning March 19, the single-file lane down Buffalo Metro/pdf/K-18Project_Phas-and will enter onto the newly in the right lane of K-114/Riley closed and will remain closed 12th Street Access Control Soldier Road. From there, they es1-3_%20ConstructionPhas-completed K-18 roadway. To Avenue must turn right onto until late 2013. Residents south Point will function as a 24-hour will be given priority to turn ing.pdfaccess Wildcat Creek Road, the new Skyway Drive shoofly, of K-18 will need to use Allison operational gate, with inbound onto Huebner Road to facilitate For KDOT news releases68th Avenue, the south side of directly across from 68th Av- Road and Stagg Hill Road to traffic only from 5 to 7 a.m. the movement of traffic onto related to project constructionWalnut Street or the city of Og- enue. Traffic should follow the the K-113/Seth Child Road In- The installation is seek- the installation. and traffic impacts, visit http://den, traffic should not take the roadway signage to either enter terchange or Rosencutter Road ing to increase the safety and Ferris said the extra 1.2, but proceed straight. The onto westbound K-18 toward to K-18 for access to eastbound survivability of the Fort Riley miles of waiting in line at Fort projectstudyNEKS.aspsouth side of Walnut Street will I-70 or eastbound K-18 toward and westbound K-18. community by moving poten- Riley should alleviate some Commuters can find infor-be accessed via the new Skyway the city of Manhattan. In anticipation of some con- tial stationary traffic off K-18 congestion and allow traffic to mation about traffic affectingDrive shoofly, which is located Walnut Street Traffic: Wal- gestion on K-18 as a result of and onto Fort Riley, according flow more smoothly onto the the post online at www.riley.directly across from 68th Ave- nut Street access to K-18 will traffic redirection, Fort Riley to Ferris. installation. by clicking on thenue. Once on the Skyway Drive be closed as crews construct a leadership has been working Drivers will still have the “We are trying to help as “Advisories” link.shoofly, traffic should follow new bridge over K-18. When with KDOT officials to miti- option to use the Ogden Gate, much as we can with the con- Look for weekly traffic up-the roadway to the new Ci- completed in mid-summer gate the impact. Ferris said, but it will function struction traffic,” he said; “We dates in every edition of the 1stmarron Trail Road, which will 2012, the new bridge will carry Chris Ferris, director of the from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mon- will continue to provide for the Infantry Division Post. TRAFFIC REPORT CLOSURES from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, Estes Access Control and will be closed on Point is closed for federal holidays. about 12 to 18 months for major construction. ACP HOURS OF Traffic will be re-routed OPERATION to Four Corners on Vinton School Road. The Directorate of Rifle Range Access Emergency Services Control Point is open would like to bring from 5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.attention to the and from 3:30 p.m. to 8 available access control p.m., Monday through points for normal and Friday, to facilitate federal holiday hours. Estes ACP closure. Four Corners/Ogden/ Trooper/Henry: 24/7 Henry Access Control Rifle Range: 5 a.m. to Point is one-way 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 8 entrance from 5 a.m. to p.m., Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. closed on federal holidays Beginning March 19, the Estes: Closed 12th Street Access 12th Street: 5 a.m. to 7 Control Point will p.m., Monday to Friday function as a 24-hour Grant: 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., operational gate, with Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. inbound traffic only to 5 p.m. Saturdays, from 5 to 7 a.m. The closed Sundays and on Ogden ACP will function federal holidays. Get The Daily Union. = CAR Online Bring Your Tax Refund to... A Affordable Transportation Co. 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  3. 3. HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE MARCH 2, 2012 | 3 JANUARY EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER Pamela Redford | POST Robert E. Norick, Directorate of Public Works, receives honors at the Garrison Employee of the Month ceremony Feb. 22 for representing the “best of the best” for the month of January. Norick received a Garrison Certificate of Appreciation and a $500 Special Act Award from Garrison Commander Col. William J. Clark, center left, Garrison Com- Pamela Redford | POST mand Sgt. Maj. Colvin D. Bennett Sr., left, and Deputy Garrison Commander Linda Curtis Wooten, Directorate of Human Resources, receives honors at the Gar- S. Hoeffner, right. rison Employee of the Quarter ceremony Feb. 22 for the 2nd Quarter FY 2012. He also will be considered as a candidate for Garrison Employee of the Quarter Wooten received a Garrison Certificate of Appreciation and a $1,000 Special for 2nd Quarter Fiscal Year 2012. Act Award from Garrison Commander Col. William J. Clark, center left, Garrison Norick designed, awarded and managed about $700,000 in contracts for the Command Sgt. Maj. Colvin D. Bennett Sr., left, and Deputy Garrison Command- Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security in support of the Unit er Linda S. Hoeffner, right. of Employment. All of these project requirements were received late and He also will be eligible to compete for Garrison Employee of the Year. required exceptional performance in order to execute and meet the user Wooten has received two favorable ICE comments for his assistance as a requirements. Through a great deal of personal effort and commitment, Norick Memorial Affairs coordinator. The positive ICE comments recently received not only completed a variety of last minute projects on time, but continued to from Families are indicative of his achievements. The gratitude expressed develop and manage his Job Order Contracting and other assigned projects. speaks volumes of the quality service, concern and assistance provided to Other nominees for the month of January were Laurie McCauley, Directorate of Family members during their dire time of need. Wooten’s individual acts of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation; Christopher Purnell, Directorate of kindness and understanding provided grieving Family members with a great Human Resources; and Ron Stewart, DPTMS. sense of relief.WEATHER Continued from page 1and 2011 in Ogden and Man- with the first Feb. 27 and the severe storms. Fort Riley will participate formed. informational tables will be sethattan required emergency last Oct. 8. In Kansas, tornadoes, hail in the Kansas Severe Weather On March 13, Fort Riley up in the Main Post Exchangeshelter for Soldiers and their The annual average for and severe thunderstorms are Awareness Week – March 12 will participate in a statewide and in the Fort Riley Commis-Families. Kansas is 60; however, there the most likely severe weather. to 16. As part of its Ready tornado drill at 1:30 p.m. sary. According to the National were 70 tornadoes May 23, With that knowledge, it is easy Army program, Philips said all During the week, a series of For more on severe weatherWeather Service, in 2011, 68 2008. Mid-April to late May to see why preparedness is so residents should put together weather-related interviews will preparedness, visit www.ready.tornadoes occurred in Kansas, have the highest probability of important, Philips said. a kit, have a plan and be in- be broadcast on the radio and fort riley - central Kansas chapter AUSA ABSTRACT & TITLE MILITARY HOUSING Charlson & Wilson Abstract, Picerne Military Housing - Ft. Riley Manhattan MOTELS ACCOUNTING Courtyard by Marriott-J.C. Pottberg -Gassman-Hoffman, Holiday Inn Express, J.C. CHTD, J.C. the ASSociAtion of the United StAteS Army UrgeS yoU to pAtronize theSe MOTORCYCLES Sink, Gillmore & Gordon PA, merchAntS And profeSSionAlS who SUpport AUSA, And who contribUte to City Cycle Sales, J.C. Manhattan AGRICULTURE Strengthening the Service men And women - Active And retired - who MEDICAL INFO MGMT Seitz Farms, J.C. reSide in thiS AreA. Lead Horse Technologies MEDICAL SERVICES Eastside & Westside Markets, Manhattan corporAte memberShip Chiropractic Family Health Center - ASSOCIATIONS Cash Lumber & Hardware, Credit Bureau Services of Kansas, J.C. Manhattan J.C.G.C Economic Development Manhattan CREDIT UNIONS Geary Community Hospital, J.C. Griffith Lumber, Manhattan Credit Union 1, Fort Riley Geary County CVB, J.C. Hayden Orthodontics, Manhattan Midwest Concrete Materials, Manhattan Meritrust Credit Union-J.C. Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Junction City Family Dentistry, J.C. Junction City Area Chamber CAR WASH DEVELOPERS Bubblewash, Manhattan Mosier Eye Care, PA, Manhattan of Commerce McCullough Development, Co., CATERING Manhattan MEMORIALS RSVP-Flint Hills, Inc., Manhattan Memorial Art Co. Inc., Abilene Bockers II Catering, Inc. Manhattan R&R Developers Inc., J.C. Noble Cause U.S.A. Overland Park CLOTHING J.C. Housing & Development, J.C. NEWSPAPERS ATTORNEYS ENGINEERS Borck Bros. Men’s Wear, Manhattan The Daily Union, J.C. Arthur Green, Manhattan Kaw Valley Engineering, J.C. Hoover, Schermerhorn, Edwards, The Executives Tailor, Inc., Wichita Manhattan Mercury, Manhattan CONSTRUCTION & FINANCIAL SERVICES Montgomery Communications, J.C. Pinaire & Rombold, J.C. Pioneer Services, J.C. AUTO DEALERS CONTRACTORS NURSERIES AMC, Junction City Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, Manhattan Briggs Auto Group, Manhattan Blueville Nursery, Manhattan Bayer Construction, Manhattan FINANCE Jim Clark Auto Center, J.C. Pioneer Military Loans, J.C. RADIO & TELEVISION Dick Edwards Ford-Lincoln-Mercury, BHS Construction Inc., Manhattan FURNITURE KJCK AM-FM & KQLA Radio, J.C. Builders, Inc., Wichita Manhattan. Faith Furniture, Manhattan Manhattan Broadcasting, Co., Manhattan Konza Construction, J.C. Little Apple Toyota/Honda, Manhattan Furniture Warehouse, Manhattan REAL ESTATE MW Builders of Texas, Inc. AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE Shilling Construction, Co., Manhattan GOVERNMENT Blanton Realty, Manhattan Extra Mile Imports, Manhattan ERA The Conderman Group, Manhattan R.M. Baril General Contracting, City of Junction City BAKING Manhattan City of Manhattan Junghans Realty, J.C. American Institute of Baking, Manhattan Mathis Lueker Real Estate, J.C. Walters-Morgan Construction, Manhattan City of Ogden BANKS Hall Bros. Construction Company, Riley County Board of Commissioners Realty Executives/Weis Real Estate, Armed Forces Bank, Ft. Riley Manhattan Manhattan INDOOR SHOOTING & Central National Bank, J.C. Ryan & Sons Realty, Manhattan Hi-Tech Interiors, Manhattan ARCHERY RANGES Commerce Bank, Manhattan Johnson’s Portable Toilet Service, SCHOOLS Godfreys Indoor Shooting & Archery Farmers and Merchants State Bank, Wakefield Ranges, Junction City Kansas State University, Manhattan Wakefield Kansas Asphalt Pavement Association INSURANCE Kansas State University-Human Ecology First National Bank & Trust Co., J.C. Smoky Hill, LLC, Salina Cardinal Insurance Co. J.C. Kansas State Athletic Department Community First National Bank, Crest Quarry Properties Inc., Chapman Coryell Insurance, J.C. Manhattan Upper Iowa University, Fort Riley Designer Construction Inc., Manhattan INTERNET & TELEPHONE SERVICE ORGANIzATIONS Intrust Bank, J.C. CONSULTANTS CenturyLink, Branson, MO Kansas State Bank, J.C. & Manhattan USO, Ft. Riley BG Consultants, Manhattan JEWELERS Landmark National Bank, Manhattan 12th Street Company LLC, Manhattan Reed & Elliot, Manhattan TRANSPORTATION The Sunflower Bank, Manhattan CONVENIENCE STORES MANUFACTURING J.C. Transportation, J.C. BARBER & BEAUTY SALONS Shop Quick Stores, LLC, J.C. Ice Corporation, Manhattan VETERINARY The Mane Thing, J.C. Handy’s LLC, J.C. Landoll Corporation Flint Hills Veterinary Hospital - J.C. BEER DISTRIBUTORS CONVENTION CENTERS MALLS WEBSITES Flint Hills Beverage, LLC, Manhattan Courtyard by Mariott-J.C. Manhattan Town Center, Manhattan The Penteon Corp. - Manhattan BUILDING MATERIALS CREDIT BUREAUS 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.
  4. 4. 4 | MARCH 2, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONEArmy Dental Corps celebrates 101 years FACES OF IACH Irwin Army Community Hospital’s goals are to provide health care for warriors, military Families and retirees; support theBy Spc. Connor Knightley deployment of medically ready forces; andIACH remain agile to meet diverse requirements. One IACH employee who assists in accomplishing that mission is spotlighted On March 3, 1911, follow- each years of contentious de-bate, President William How- Staff Sgt. STAFF SGT. JOHNATHAN ALEXANDER Townsendard Taft signed into law a bill TOWNSENDthat created the Army Dental NCOIC, BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCorps, and 101 years later, SERVICESArmy dentists are still fulfilling Hometown: Columbus, Ohiotheir mission to keep Soldiers’ Start date at IACH: February 2011teeth healthy. Years in area of specialty: About This March, members of seven yearsthe Dental Corps will com-memorate the anniversary by What do you like most about working for IACH? “I like thecontinuing to provide oral freedom and opportunity. IACH is a place wherehealth services to more than one is free to pave their way. It is encouraged to19,000 Soldiers. develop ideas and progress with originality. There During the 1970s, the are many units out there where you are simplyDental Corps also provided expected to adjust to the changing world, not tocare to Families of Soldiers have influence over how that world changes.”and retirees. However, when What should patients know about you? “PatientsCongress cut the Dental Corps Katherine Rosario | IACH should know I am a go-getter and a doer. I am notbudget in half, providers made Dr. Joel Nichols, oral maxillofacial surgeon, left, and Jennifer Curtright, dental assis- one to sit on the sidelines and be a spectator. Ifthe decision to care solely for tant, right, work on Pfc. Darryl Ingram, STB, 1st HBCT, 1st Inf. Div., center, during a you want something done, I’m the man to talk to.Soldiers, and Family members Feb. 24 dental appointment at the dental clinic at IACH. From simple Soldiering stuff to complex clinicalwere sent to other doctors off Army Dental Corps was a part Command, they still remain can expect to receive excellent cases, there’s a good chance I can handle it.”post. of the overall Army Medical close operational partners, Cox care, Cox said. How are you dedicated to wellness and inspiring “Our main responsibility is Corps, but in November 1993, said. “I am peer reviewed every trust? “I truly give 100 percent on a regular keep our Soldiers ready for a policy change provided the “They help us with logis- day on my work simply be- Even with the most mundane task, I usually gowar,” said Col. Marshall Cox, corps with its own two-star tics, vehicle repair and medical cause other people are always above and beyond. This not only grants me some level of personal gratification, but shows othersFort Riley dental services com- general. maintenance,” he said. viewing my work, and we don’t that I am capable and trustworthy. As far asmander. Although the Army Dental When Soldiers walk into a short-change anybody,” he wellness, I definitely forward the idea of health For most of its history, the Corps split from the Medical dental clinic at Fort Riley, they said. and wellness through leading by example. I take care of myself by eating right, by reflection, through physical fitness, and most everybody whoIACH raises colorectal cancer awareness knows me will tell you the same. Many people come to me for guidance in regard to these things, and I’m always willing to dedicate my time to assist them in the wellness endeavor.”By Dr. John Langley cer Society. treatable. diagnosed with prior colonIACH “The most common symp- “Screening tests for colorec- cancer or polyps; or being diag- Irwin Army CommunityHospital is educating patients toms of colon cancer are blood in the stool, abdominal pain and a change in bowel habit, low tal cancer can reduce your risk by up to 90 percent,” Langley said. nosed with an inherited polyp syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease. IRWINFORMATIONduring the month of March blood count, weight loss and Colorectal cancer screen- “It is important to discuss “I received a survey in of the U.S. Army Surgeonabout colorectal cancer aware- weakness,” said Dr. John Lang- ings should occur in all adults colorectal cancer screening with the mail after I saw my General, is sent to random-ness. ley, general surgeon, IACH. over the age of 50 or sooner de- your primary care provider, as doctor asking about my ly selected patients within Colorectal cancer is cancer Often, colorectal cancer can pending on their personal risk there are several options for experience. Should I fill 48 hours of their visit withthat affects the large intestine – be present with no symptoms in factors. Risk factors include: a colorectal cancer screening, and it out?” their provider to ask themthe colon – and/or the rectum. its early stages. Family history of colon or rectal after hearing the risks and ben- about their visit and overallIt is estimated that 141,210 IACH offers colorectal can- cancers, especially in first-degree efits of each test, you can help Yes, we encourage all care. Survey data is pro-men and women were diag- cer screening to all military relatives like a mother, father or decide which screening method patients who receive the cessed and trended to pro-nosed with colorectal cancer beneficiaries, and tests have the brothers and sisters; a Family is best for you,” he said. Army Provider Lever Sat- vide immediate feedback toand 49,380 died of cancer of ability to identify pre-cancerous member who developed cancer To schedule a screening isfaction Survey, or APLSS, hospital leadership. Patientthe colon and rectum in 2011, growths called polyps or early- at an earlier age, less than 55 appointment, call 785-239- to fill out the paperwork by information is not includ-according to the American Can- stage cancer that is potentially years; having personally been DOCS (3627). either going online to sub- ed, so your identity remains mit the survey, calling the completely confidential. toll-free phone number or The survey helps the hospi-Adults should be aware of gum disease filling it out by hand and tal improve problem areas, mailing it in. The survey, upgrade amenities and ex- administered by the Office pand services. If you have a question for IrwINformation, send it toBy Lisa Young include: • Uncontrolled diabetes Antibacterial mouth rinses or call 785-239-8414.USAPHC • Bleeding gums, particu- • Misaligned teeth, rough may be recommended in addi- larly when teeth are brushed edges of fillings and ill-fitting tion to frequent tooth brush- Clean and healthy teeth • Bright red gums braces, dentures, bridges or ing and flossing. Special toolsand gums are more important • Gums that are tender crowns like certain toothpicks or floss,than for just an attractive smile.Gum diseases are serious infec- when touched, but otherwise painless • Certain medications like phenytoin, birth control pills antiplaque toothbrushes and tooth paste, water irrigation or BE THE FIRSTtions that can lead to tooth • Swollen gums and heavy metals other devices also may be sug-loss. Unfortunately the begin- • Shiny appearance to gums The goal of treatment for gested by the dentist for peoplening stages of gum disease are This form of gum disease periodontal disease is to re- who are particularly prone tonot painful and often go un- is reversible with professional duce inflammation. The teeth plaque deposits. To preventnoticed. Many people develop treatment and good oral care. are cleaned professionally by a the reoccurrence of periodontalgum disease to a varying de- If left untreated, gingivitis dentist or dental hygienist with disease, strict oral hygiene mustgree in early adulthood due to can progress to periodontitis, various devices to loosen and be maintained for a person’s 1ST INFANTRY DIVISIONhormonal changes that persist which occurs when the plaque remove the plaque and hard whole life.depending on the health of the and bacterial infection grows tartar from the teeth. Teeth For more informationteeth and gums. below the gum line. Over time, cleaning at least twice a year about gum disease, go to the FIRST FOR SOLDIERS Gum or periodontal disease the toxins produced by the and possibly more often is re- American Dental Associationbegins when the bacteria in bacteria stimulate an inflam- quired to keep the buildup of at or the Centers FIRST FOR FAMILIESplaque, the sticky colorless film matory response in the body so plaque off the teeth. This is fol- for Disease Control and Pre- FIRST FOR THE CENTRAL FLINT HILLSthat is constantly being formed the tissues and bone that sup- lowed by careful oral hygiene vention at the teeth, causes the gums to port the teeth are broken down on a daily basis. Health/. FIRST FOR THE NATIONbe infected and swollen. If the and destroyed. As the diseaseplaque is not removed, it turns progresses, the gums separate Buffalointo a hard deposit called tartar from the teeth and the spacesthat is trapped at the base of the between the teeth and gumstooth and irritates the gums. deepen and eventually more The mildest form of peri-odontal disease is gingivitis.It often occurs when a person gum tissue and bone are de- stroyed. The risk of periodontal dis- Meatdoes not brush and floss their ease is increased by: All Naturalteeth adequately or have regu- • General illness People’s Grocerylar cleanings with the dental • Poor dental hygienehygienist. • Pregnancy, due to hor- Ray’s Apple Market The symptoms of gingivitis monal changes that increase HyVeeare not usually painful. They gum sensitivity North of Alma Hwy 99 at I-70 785-539-2255 Rock’n R Angus Plainville, KSSubmit your comments to Fort Riley 24th Annual leaders through the Interactive Bull & Customer Evaluation system. 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