HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE THE 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION POST 1DivPost.com 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 email@example.com.” For traffic updates, please see DPTMS Local herothe Traffic Report on page 2 orvisit www.riley.army.mil 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 a.m.to 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 Center.ourfamilyfoundation.org. 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, locatedwww.ourfamilyfoundation.org. 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. 1DivPost.com
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 www.ksdot.org/topeka-have 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 www.ksdot.org/topekaMetro/exit, 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. army.mil 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. 1DivPost.com www.facebook.com/FortRiley Get The Daily Union. = CAR Online Bring Your Tax Refund to... A Affordable Transportation Co. 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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 army.mil. 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. 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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 week.ing 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 basis.to 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 IACHInformation@amedd.army.mil 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. 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Commentary HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE MARCH 2, 2012 | 5 MARCH 2, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE PAGE 5 RILEY ROUNDTABLE 1.2 million toddlers accidentally poisoned annually SAFETY NOTES What positive changes have you noticed in traffic flow at By Alex Bender GARRISON SAFETY OFFICE bility and capabilities increase, they can reach medicines and • Check the label each time you give a child medicine to ent, immediate treatment • Swallowed poison – Re-the Henry Gate Access Control household products wherever ensure proper dosage. move the item from the child “E ach year, more than they are stored. • Never place poisonous and have the child spit out anyPoint since Fort Riley changed 1.2 million children, products in food or drink remaining substance. Do not regulations to no incoming ages 5 and under, are unintentionally poisoned,” TO POISON PROOF YOUR containers. HOME • Keep coal, wood or make your child vomit. Do not use syrup of ipecac. traffic between 5 and 7 a.m.? according to Safe Kids USA. kerosene stoves in safe working • Skin poison – Remove Whether it’s medication on Most incidents involving order. the child’s clothes and rinse the your dresser, cleaning sup- poisonings happen, when par- • Maintain working smoke skin with room temperature plies under your kitchen sink, ents or caregivers are home, but and carbon monoxide detec- water for at least 15 minutes. “It’s not as backed up as it was be- cosmetics in your bathroom or not paying attention. The most tors. • Eye poison – Flush the fore; it’s normally just terribly backed carbon monoxide from gas ap- dangerous potential poisons are • Learn the toll-free na- child’s eye by holding the eyelid up, but I have noticed that it’s been pliances in your home, you can medicines, cleaning products, tionwide poison control center open and pouring a steady less.” take simple steps to keep your antifreeze, windshield wiper number, 1-800-222-1222, or stream of room temperature children safe. fluid, pesticides, furniture keep it near every phone. water into the inner corner. LAUREN BOYUM | AUSTIN, TEXAS Did you know that every polish, gasoline, kerosene and • Install a CO alarm outside • Poisonous fumes – Take Clerk - Fort Riley Thrift Store eight seconds someone calls a lamp oil. every sleeping area and on the child outside or into fresh Poison Center? More than 2 • Store medicine, cleaners, every level of your home. air immediately. If the child million poisonings are reported paints, varnishes and pesticides has stopped breathing, start each year to the 57 Poison in their original packaging in TREATMENT cardiopulmonary resuscitation “Before, it was literally a five-minute Control Centers across the locked cabinets or contain- and do not stop until the child gap. If I was running five minutes country. More than 90 percent ers, out of sight and reach of If your child is uncon- breathes on his or her own or late, I’d always be stuck in traffic, but of these poisonings occur in the children. scious, not breathing or having until someone can take over. home. • Install a safety latch – that convulsions or seizures due to For more information, visit the past week, I haven’t been. I think National Poison Prevention locks when you close the door poison contact or ingestion, the Poison Prevention websites it has been working.” Week, the third week in March, – on child-accessible cabinets call 911 or your local emer- and become actively involved which this year is March 18 to containing harmful products. gency number immediately. If in helping ensure the safety JENNIFER HOLTER | CHAPMAN, KAN. 24, is a week nationally desig- • Purchase and keep all your child has come in contact of children and adults in your Cashier - Fort Riley Thrift Store nated to highlight the dangers medicines in containers with with poison and has mild or home and your community of poisonings and how to safety caps. Discard unused no symptoms, call your poison at http://www.kumed.com/ prevent them. It’s important to medication. control center at 1-800-222- default.aspx?id=2144, http:// “One morning before they put the remember what young kids see • Never refer to medicine as 1222. www.poisonprevention.org/faq. cones out, I was backed up in traffic, and reach, they usually put in “candy” or another appealing Different types and meth- htm or http://www.safekids. but not since. I think there has been their mouths, and as their mo- name. ods of poisoning require differ- org/. a positive change.” PRACTICAL MONEY SKILLS MARLENE VANSICKLE | MERCER, PA. How much is too much for college education? Clerk - Fort Riley Thrift Store “It put me off at first, but now that SPECIAL TO THE POST Tread carefully so you’re the stated full cost for tuition, ruled out. Expensive private not saddled with too much fees, room and board – and schools sometimes end up I I’ve been through it a couple times, I feel OK about it.” ’m a firm believer the more debt. Here are a few factors to there’s the net cost you’ll cheaper than comparable state knowledge you acquire, remember: actually pay after subtracting schools. the richer your life will be. • Not all degrees are grants, aid, work study and Another good comparison SGT. 1ST CLASS JASON HILL But as college tuition and fees created equal. The average other adjustments that may tool is the Department of Edu- SAN DIEGO continue to skyrocket, stu- college graduate now carries apply. cation’s College Navigator at HHC, 2nd HBCT dents and parents increasingly roughly $25,000 in student Thanks to a new federal http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavi- are asking, “Is a degree really loan debt, but many Families law, all post-secondary institu- gator, which lets you search worth the cost?” rack up far more, especially tions must post a “net price” for details about colleges For many people it cer- if they have several children. calculator to help Families throughout the U.S., includ- “I think it’s helped the incoming traf- tainly is. On average, college Students should follow their more accurately estimate the ing tuition and housing costs, fic a little bit, but I think it has actu- graduates earn $550,000 more passions – in education and in true costs of attending, based majors and degrees offered and ally worsened the traffic coming to than high school grads over a life – but remember, someone on the student’s individual typical SAT scores of students the airfield from on post. It seems to lifetime, according to a Pew with a degree in engineering or situation. Colleges may either attending. You can even build be more backed up because they’re Research Center study. Not computer sciences will prob- use the Department of Educa- a list of schools for side-by-side cutting it into two lanes, and all these only that, the current unem- ably garner much higher pay tion’s basic calculator template comparisons. ployment rate among college and more easily pay off loans or develop their own if they re- Fill out a FAFSA. Even if people are making it through the gate grads is only half that of high than graduates in lower-paying quire additional information. you think your income is too quicker now, but we’re just coming school grads. fields like education. In other Although you won’t be able high to qualify for financial into a bottleneck up by the turnoff So, assuming your child is words, don’t take on debt that to do exact comparisons, the aid, you still should fill out the to go to the airfield the back way. So, interested in college, ask your- will overwhelm your future new calculators do provide Free Application for Federal they just moved the bottle neck a self, “How much can we afford ability to pay it off. To save a good starting point for Student Aid, or FAFSA, since little further into post from the gate to spend without digging our- money, many students start estimating the true costs of it’s also required by virtually is all that happened. Maybe have the selves into a hole?” Unless you out at a community college various colleges. Indeed, some all institutions for access to people at the airfield do (physical started socking away money then transfer to a four-year students find that because of federal student loans. Federal training) a half hour later or earlier long ago or Junior can count institution. financial incentives offered, loans generally have more than the rest of the post, so there are on a full-ride scholarship, • Calculate college’s true such as grants, merit-based favorable interest rates and two times of peak traffic, instead of you’ll probably need to take cost. As with buying a car, scholarships and low-income repayment terms than private out student and parent loans when tallying a college’s true subsidies, they can actually af- loans so it’s best to exhaust just all coming in at the same time.” to pay for that degree. cost, there’s the sticker price – ford schools they’d previously those alternatives first. SPC. DAVID WILLIAMS COBDEN, ILL. FAMILY MATTERS Commanding General’s Mounted Color GuardTHE 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION POST Leaders aim to ease spouse employment woes By Elaine Sanchez offer states a roadmap they can when you get to your new she said to applause. COMMANDING OFFICER FAMILY MATTERS use to streamline or expedite state.” Panetta stressed the impor-This civilian enterprise newspaper is an licensing procedures. The first lady cited some tance of supporting the na- Aauthorized publication for members of AND PUBLISHERthe Department of Defense. Contents Maj. Gen. William Mayville rmy spouse Ann Wells Speaking from the Pen- possible solutions, such as tion’s “extraordinary” military of The 1st Infantry Division Post are PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER has firsthand experi- tagon, Obama said she and temporary licenses that would spouses and Family members,not necessarily the official views of, or Lt. Col. Sophie Gainey ence with one of the Biden have heard of these enable spouses to get a job as who serve and sacrifice so endorsed by, the U.S. Government, or the Department of the Army. The PRINTER most pressing employment issues at every stop they’ve they work to complete state much. editorial content of this publication John G. Montgomery challenges for military spouses made to speak with military requirements and waiving “In this building we do is the responsibility of the 1st FORT RILEY EDITORIAL STAFF – obtaining an occupational Families. cumbersome requirements everything we can to provide Infantry Division and Fort Riley PA EDITOR license after a move. “It is the No. 1 issue that for military spouses who have service members with the best Officer and printed by Montgomery Wells moved her Family at military spouses tell us about,” demonstrated their compe- support system in the world, Flavia Hulsey Communications, Inc., a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. ASSISTANT EDITOR least 10 times during her hus- she said. tence. with everything they need in Government under exclusive written Dena O’Dell band’s 32-year military career, Spouses whose careers re- “The report contains tips order to do their mission,” he contract with Fort Riley. STAFF WRITERS and at each stop, the registered quire licenses confront varying and ideas, not edicts and de- said. “But there is no support The appearance of advertising in Parker Rome, Melony Gabbert and nurse struggled to resume work requirements from state-to- crees,” she said. “But the point system like the Family. this publication, including inserts Pamela Redford — not due to a lack of training state. A lack of license portabil- is that there are solutions here. “The love, the devotion, or supplements, does not constitute ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVES or experience, but because of ity — the ability to transfer This is a solvable problem.” the support, the loyalty, the endorsement of the products or Melissa Tyson, Amanda Qayed lengthy and complicated oc- an existing license to a new Obama lauded the 11 dedication of our loved ones services advertised by the U.S. Army and Sarah McClain or Montgomery Communications, cupational licensing proce- state with minimal application states that have addressed this is what makes us get through Inc.. Everything advertised in this CONTACT US dures. In one state, she said, requirements — can cause issue with legislation and the each day, through thick andpublication shall be made available for For business or advertising matters, call the process was so difficult she spouses to bear high adminis- 15 others that have legisla- thin. We simply could not do purchase, use or patronage without The Daily Union in Junction City at decided to forgo her efforts trative and financial burdens tion pending or waiting to be this mission without you,” he regard to race, color, religion, sex, 785-762-5000. national origin, age, marital status, during that assignment. as they attempt to obtain a introduced. said to resounding applause.physical handicap, political affiliation, For news offerings, call the Fort Riley First Lady Michelle license. “But, that still leaves 26 Wells said she’s proud of Public Affairs Office at 785-239-8854 or any other nonmerit factor of the or DSN 856-8854, or e-mail rile.post. Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, De- Obama noted the magni- states that have yet to address her husband’s career, but valuespurchaser, user or patron. If a violation firstname.lastname@example.org. fense Secretary Leon E. Panetta tude of this issue. More than this issue,” she said. her own just as much. Military or rejection of this equal opportunity and Chairman of the Joint one in every three military Obama said officials are set- spouses, she said, “are not policy by an advertiser is confirmed, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR the publisher will refuse to print The Post welcomes letters to the editor. Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. spouses in the workforce has a ting a national goal: By 2014, looking for a handout or to advertising from that source until the Letters should not contain any libelous Martin E. Dempsey unveiled job that requires a professional they want to see all 50 states change a state’s standards,” she violation is corrected. statements or personal accusations. a new report Feb. 15 aimed at license or certification, she pass legislation to address said. “We are simply looking Letters accepted for publication must Circulation 8,800 copies each week . include the writer’s full name and phone removing barriers for spouses said, citing the report. licensing issues. to be able to provide for our number. Letters may be edited for struggling to obtain occupa- “This licensing issue affects “We know it’s an ambitious Families and continue the A licensed newspaper member of the Junction City and Manhattan space, but never for content. Send a fax tional licenses. more than 100,000 individuals goal. We know it won’t be easy career that we love.” 785-239-2592 or e-mail chambers of commerce. email@example.com. The Department of De- — 100,000 individuals,” she to achieve, but we also know For more on this effort, fense and Treasury Depart- said. “And, the vast majority of that our nation’s military Fami- read my AFPS article or the ment produced this report to you are clearly ready to work lies have waited long enough,” White House’s blog.
6 | MARCH 2, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONEHSO seminar to educate, Alaska delegates tour Marshall Army Airfieldempower homebuyers By Melony Gabbert 1ST INF. DIV. POSTBy Pamela Redford IF YOU GO “Marshall Army Airfield is1ST INF. DIV. POST a state-of-the-art facility, the Home-Buying Training Seminar newest facility in the Army,” It could be considered the said Chief Warrant Officer 3most important purchase of a » 1 to 4 p.m., March 15 » Riley’s Conference Center, Eric Collier, aviation safety of-lifetime – a person’s home. ficer, Headquarters, U.S. Army Building 466 While it may be an exciting » Free Alaska, Fort Wainwright, Alas-prospect, buying a home also ka.can be a complicated process. Collier and his counterpart,For first-time purchasers, the endorse realtors, lenders, in- Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jamestask can seem daunting. spectors or title companies. “Reed” Greenwood, aviation Fort Riley’s Housing Ser- The seminars have been of- tactical operations officer,vices Office has taken the fered on post since 2006. New- Headquarters, USARAK, Jointguesswork and stress out of the man said he hopes the program Base Elmendorf-Richardson,home-buying process by offer- will answer Soldiers’ questions Alaska, spent Feb. 22 at the air-ing free home-buying training and give them an opportunity field to use it as a benchmarkseminars several times a year to overcome fear of the un- for their operations in Alaska.on post. known. “This was a benchmark The next seminar, sched- “For Soldiers, home buying tour, so we know the wayuled for March 15, will provide can be a scary process because Melony Gabbert | POST ahead for Fort Wainwright,” Chief Warrant Officer 4 James “Reed” Greenwood, aviation tactical operations offi-Soldiers and Family members of the uncertainties of poten- Collier said. cer, headquarters, U.S. Army Alaska, center, and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Eric Collier,with an all-inclusive and inside tial permanent change of sta- “Fort Riley has the latest right, Fort Wainwright aviation safety officer, headquarters, USARAK, take photo-look at purchasing a home, tion and deployments,” New- and greatest. Fort Bliss, (Tex- graphs of a piece of equipment, called an AAAS or an Integrated IDS5. During thisstarting with how to choose a man said. “We’re hoping they as), is building theirs up, but portion of the tour of Marshall Army Airfield, Terry Hogan, left, ground controlrealtor and ending with how to walk away with the knowledge approach (radar) chief, explained how the equipment could help the Army integrate we wanted to see equipmentclose on a house. they need to make a decision the airspace over 65,000 square acres of Alaska. that has been up and running,” Five local professionals in whether or not to buy a home Collier said. equipment that could repre- ing equipment, three options tower were discussed.the business will present for – whether it’s right for them. A The challenge for USARAK sent “an easy fix,” according to for manning a new air traffic Greenwood said the tripabout half an hour on a vari- lot of Soldiers are very scared was seeking a solution is the the pair. control system were laid out was “very fruitful.”ety of topics, including the of a 30-year mortgage.” integration of air space across That piece of equipment, by Ralph Millard, Fort Riley Additionally, Collier andpre-approval process, real es- According to housing man- the spectrum; the Army shar- called an army airfield automa- air traffic control chief. The Greenwood:tate contracts, lenders, types of agement specialist Derina Wil- ing airspace with the Air Force, tion system, or AAAS by the benefits and disadvantages of • Reviewed Airspace Infor-mortgages, FICO scores, prop- liams, HSO, DPW, the semi- Navy and coalition forces, Army, or an integrated dissem- each manning system were re- mation Center radio equip-erty taxes, local market trends, nars have helped Soldiers and Greenwood said. The restrict- ination and display system, or viewed. ment requirements with Johnhome inspections, U.S. De- Families avoid the trial-and- ed airspace stretches from Ladd IDS5 by the Federal Aviation Afterward, Millard laid Eimer, chief, air traffic controlpartment of Agriculture home error process by setting them Army Airfield at Fort Wain- Administration, provides real- out the steps in the updating maintenanceloans, Veterans Affairs home up for success. wright to Allen Army Airfield time information, as well as process and then gave Collier • Conducted AIC facilityloans and title companies. “We’ve had a few Soldiers at Fort Greely, Alaska, to Bry- references, manuals and tasks. and Greenwood the names of tour with Terry Hogan, ground The seminar is intended to come back and say we’ve saved ant Army Airfield at JBER. All information is displayed two Installation Management control approach (radar) chiefprovide all of the knowledge them a lot of trouble … when Further strategic air training on what looks like a computer Command contacts. Addition- • Gave three possible cours-a first time homebuyer needs they went out there to look, space consists of 65,000-square monitor with a touch screen. ally, a possible future visit to es of action for manning andand will cover all aspects of the they were armed with the in- acres, an area roughly the size Information at a user’s fin- Alaska by Marshall Army Air- staffing Airspace Informationhome-buying process, said El- formation they needed,” Wil- of Florida, which is part of gertips includes aircraft move- field staff was discussed. Center with Ralph Millard,bert Newman, HSO chief, Di- liams said. the Joint Pacific Alaska Range ment, weather information The state-of-the-art air traf- chief, air traffic controlrectorate of Public Works. Attendees will receive ge- Complex. and range and equipment sta- fic control simulation tower • Conducted tour of ATC “We’re not trying to en- neric educational materials on A safe training for the en- tuses. at Marshall Army Airfield tower simulator with Georgecourage or discourage Soldiers home buying and local home vironment and for ground and “This would be a revamp was an additional highlight of Mummert, tower chiefto buy a house; we’re trying to guides. air forces is a priority, Green- of our whole air traffic control the trip. Collier said seeing it • Discussed Unmannededucate them on the home- The seminar is tailored to wood said. system,” Greenwood said. would have him “grinning for a Aerial Systems with Kellybuying process, current in- Soldiers and Family members; What Collier and Green- In addition to viewing, week.” Steps for integration of Gulker, Air Traffic and Air-terest rates, current market however, the public is invited wood found was a piece of photographing and discuss- an air traffic control simulator space officer.conditions and different types to attend. Repeat homebuyersof loan programs available, are welcome to glean informa-so they can make an educat- tion on local real estate marketed choice that best fits their trends and mortgage opportu- FLYNN VISITS FORT RILEYneeds,” he said. nities. The information provided To reserve a space, call thewill be generic; HSO will not HSO at 785-239-3525.FY-13 re-enlistmentopens with restrictionsBy Rob McIlvaine imperative we retain those Sol-ANS diers with the greatest potential for future service – ones truly WASHINGTON – With 10 deserving to remain a part of ouryears of war winding down, the Army team.”focus is now, more than ever, on “To help us get to our de-retention of quality Soldiers. sired end strength,” the three Beginning March 1, if a Sol- Army leaders said, “we will fun-dier’s estimated termination of damentally change the active-service is between Oct. 1, 2012, component retention program.and Sept. 30, 2013, he or she This will provide our brigade-can re-enlist between now and level commanders the flexibil-Sept 30, 2012. ity and agility needed to retain Accompanying this oppor- those who best meet the needstunity to continue in the Army, of our Army.new policies allow brigade com- “Tough decisions are ahead,”manders to make a life-altering they said. “Some fully quali-decision without sending a rec- fied Soldiers will be denied re- Amanda Kim Stairrett | 1ST INF. DIV.ommendation up to the com- enlistment. Commanders must Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, assistant director, National Intelligence for Partner Engagement, Office of themander of Human Resources carefully assess their Soldiers Director of National Intelligence, speaks with intelligence Soldiers and leaders with the 1st Infantry Divi-Command. and ensure only (the) best … sion Feb. 27 at Fort Riley. During his one-day visit, Flynn also met with division leaders and led a briefing “The Army instituted addi- are retained to meet the needs of on Regional Command-East, Afghanistan.tional reasons for a mandatory (the) Army.”bar to re-enlistment,” added Jim “Brigade commanders have Buying a new home?Bragg, chief of the Retention always been able to ensure theyand Reclassification Branch at re-enlist quality by using theirHuman Resources Command. flagging actions by saying, for“We’re just reminding com- instance, ‘OK, you’re over-manders that they have tools out weight, you can’t re-enlist untilthere to identify sub-standard you meet the weight standards,’”Soldiers and have the responsi-bility to give them a road map Bragg said, adding this is the first time in recent history where Fort Riley Housing Service Office is havingfor success to stay in the Army. “Commanders should deny brigade commanders have had the authority to deny re-enlist- a free seminar to educate potential homebuyers.retention to those who fail to ment to Soldiers who are fullydemonstrate potential for con- qualified to re-enlist. 1 to 4 p.m., March 15 | Riley’s Conference Center | Call 239-3525 to reserve your spottinued service. The Army wants “Now, if the Soldier meetscommanders to identify Soldiers all the quality standards that wewho deserve the privilege of say they have to – (such as) passserving. For instance, if a Sol- the PT test, retention controldier’s ETS is 10 months from points, meet height-weight stan-now and the commander says, dards and all the other things now‘you do not show potential for a Soldier is supposed to do – if playingfuture service,’ all leaders must that commander still feels theensure they outline a plan of ac- Soldier is not deemed to havetion for that Soldier to overcome the potential to serve after com-his/her shortcomings. Just as we pleting a quality review of thetrust the brigade commanders “whole Soldier,” then they canto take these Soldiers to war and deny retention,” Bragg said.execute, we can trust them to Commanders have receivedmake the right decision for the specific implementation guid-Army.” ance from the Army G-1, On Feb. 2, Sgt. Maj. of the addressing Soldiers in over-Army Raymond F. Chandler III, strength, balanced and shortage • NewsArmy Chief of Staff Gen. Ray- military occupational special-mond T. Odierno and Secretary ties. • Informationof the Army John M. McHugh Additionally, guidance hassigned a memo that specifically instructed commanders to use • Entertainmentspells out these changes: the whole Soldier concept when “Over the next few years, determining their best. This de-our Army will reduce its end termination includes attributes,strength and shape the force for competencies, leadership po-future requirements. As we be-gin this deliberate process, it is See RETENTION, page 8 762-5000
HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE MARCH 2, 2012 | 7 Sgt. Kandi Huggins | 1ST HBCTStaff Sgt. Patricio Mannings, platoon sergeant, HHC, STB, 1st HBCT, center, demon- Sgt. Kandi Huggins | 1ST HBCTstrates how to hold a weapon when preparing to take cover when moving as a Soldiers with Co. A, STB, 1st HCBT, react to an ambush during a validation trainingsquad during a validation training exercise Feb. 23 at Fort Riley. Mannings’ training exercise Feb. 23 at Fort Riley. The training was designed to re-establish the basiclane was where Soldiers moved while reacting to contact and indirect fire. tasks and drills of being a Soldier.‘Devil’ Brigade Soldiers conduct validation trainingBy Sgt. Kandi Huggins gation, assembling and dis- specialties and backgrounds, weapon caches and conducted of equipment” is training be- Overall, Viegas said it was a1ST HBCT PUBLIC AFFAIRS assembling an M4 Carbine, making the task uniquely chal- a patrol in a village during his cause the simple task of mov- building block process, and it sending reports, evaluating lenging at times, he said. company’s training. ing troops from one place to is better to find out now who Soldiers with the Special a casualty and performing a “In Iraq, we sacrificed in- “I think the training, over- another is a new task. needs any additional trainingTroops Battalion, 1st Heavy nine-line medical evacuation. dividual task training for the all, is good training, and it’s “This exercise is forcing us, so they can get it, rather thanBrigade Combat Team, 1st Because of the Soldiers’ re- operational needs in theater,” going well for all of us,” said as a mechanism, to get things later.Infantry Division conducted cent return from Iraq and the said the St. Louis native. “The Lucas, a Rock Port, Mass., na- fixed and work out the kinks “It’s especially great train-a training exercise validating integration of new Soldiers to caveat of our return is to re- tive. in our unit,” Viegas said. “We ing for the new Soldiers be-their basic knowledge of being the unit, Capt. William Vie- task and organize our Soldiers The three-day validation have processes and systems we cause it helps integrate thema Soldier Feb. 22 to 24 at Fort gas, commander, Headquar- and step one is to rebuild that training consisted of a day of need to figure out in order to into the unit and their teams,”Riley. ters and Headquarters Com- foundation and train them on rehearsal, executing and recov- better work together as an or- Lucas said. “And, it’s a refresh- The validation training pany, STB, said this training individual skills.” ery, all of which added to the ganization and training, such er to the more experiencedconsisted of various tasks to took his Soldiers back to Spc. Derek Lucas, signal importance of the event, Vie- as this one, helps bring those Soldiers. Even the staff ser-test the proficiency of Soldiers square one, back to the funda- and intelligence analyst, Com- gas said. deficiencies to light so we can geants, who train us, can getperforming individual skills. mentals. His company consists pany A, STB, said his squad Viegas also explained how fix it, if it still works, or make something out of going backThe tasks included land navi- of Soldiers of many different went on a mission to find “just the muscle movement it better.” to the basics.” Need helpArmy gives special care to CNOs, CAO selection with yourSgt. 1st Class Matthew Veasley1ST SUST. BDE. PUBLIC AFFAIRS but focuses on every aspect of being a Soldier, a leader, a taxes? friend, a confidant and a Fam- “The Secretary of the Army ily. It takes more than being The Fort Riley Taxhas asked me to express his well-versed and having poise to Center providesdeepest regret that your hus- perform the duties of a CNO, free tax preparationband John Doe was killed in ac- and this has been attributed as assistance to Soldiers,tion during combat operations being the most difficult embar- Family members andin Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 14. kation a Soldier can ever do in retirees. The Fort RileyThe secretary extends his deep- his or her career. Tax Center will prepareest sympathy to you and your “I train the best of the best all federal returns andFamily in your tragic loss.” to do this job,” said Darlene most state returns The Army has imposed spe- Thornton, training instructor, electronically, and youcial attention to the selection, Military Personnel Services Di- can get your refund bytraining and quality of Soldiers vision. “CNOs and CAOs are direct deposit.to perform the duties of casual- trained to perform at the high-ty notifications and casualty as- est standards to ensure Families Walk-ins are welcome,sistance. Casualty notifications receive maximum support and but appointments areare a direct correspondence professional assistance.” encouraged.from the Department of De- As a CNO, they must befense and the Secretary of the able to react to unique and Building 7034Army. stressful situations, while main- (Corner of Normandy According to the Army’s Ca- taining military bearing, and and Bullard Street)sualty Notification regulations most importantly, sincerity and Steve Kotecki | U.S. AIR FORCEand policy, the main focus for a control over the situation. A U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Army Sgt. Mycal L. Prince of Minco, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.casualty notification officer, or “It is a pleasure and honor Okla., Sept. 16, 2011, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Prince was assigned to the 1st Monday through FridayCNO, is to make personal no- to perform these duties,” said Bn., 179th Inf. Regt., 45th BCT, Oklahoma National Guard, Stillwater, Okla.tification to the primary next of Sgt. 1st Class Perry Cross, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.kin and secondary next of kin CAO, 1st Sust. Bde. “We owe Pvt. Davarus Saturdayof the deceased Soldier within it to our fallen brothers and Perry signs for (Walk-ins only)four hours after notification of sisters and also to the Ameri- a funeral pack-the death. can people. We must not think et from the 785-239-1040 “You represent the Army,” about ourselves when partaking Fort Riley Mor-said 1st Lt. Antonio Brown, in such an important position. tuary Affairsa casualty notification course The Families deserve only the Team.graduate from the 1st Sus- best, and that’s why the train-tainment Brigade. “It takes a ing is so in-depth.unique quality of Soldier to “No one enjoys this duty,do this job. 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8 | MARCH 2, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE DESTROYER 6 PASSES ON LEGACY COMMISSARY Continued from page 1 can log on to the Fort Riley a wheel for a chance to win a 19,000 line items. That’s sig- DFMWR Facebook page to commissary gift card and other nificant. Many of the additions enter the Commissary Sweep- prizes. are specialty products and club stakes. Those participating Regardless of luck, all shop- packs.” can follow the prompts and pers entering the Fort Riley As the renovation pro- answer commissary questions Commissary will feel like a gressed over the past two years, correctly, and their name will winner in their new store, products were moved and are be entered into a drawing to Howell said. The renovation not necessarily in the same win one of three prizes. One and addition project increased location they were before the grand prize winner will be an- the size of the store by nearly renovation began. Large signs nounced March 13, and two 75 percent and replaced all re- hanging in the middle of each second place winners will be frigeration systems and display aisle will help customers find announced March 18. Winners cases. Eight checkouts were products, and a store map is will be announced in the Fort added, and the interior boasts available in racks at both store Riley Commissary and on the a new, colorful décor. entrances, he said. Fort Riley DFMWR Facebook “Every department in the “Commissary associates are page. store is much larger,” Howell available on the sales floor to On March 13 and 17, cus- said. “Our focus has always help any shopper who needs tomers will have more chances been on providing world-class assistance,” Howell said. “If a to win in the Fort Riley Com- customer service, and this store customer has a question or is missary by enjoying food helps us deliver. having trouble finding a prod- samples provided by commis- “We’ve scaled up the stock uct, we want them to ask any sary vendors and by spinning assortment from 14,000 to one of our associates for help.” LEYVA Continued from page 1 recognized the young infantry- the medal on the uniform Raelynn said she still feels the Amanda Kim Stairrett | 1ST INF. DIV. man for wounds received while that bore her own last name. same way she did on her wed- Lt. Col. Keith Casey, commander, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st on patrol in Afghanistan. Although her bright smile re- ding day, a day she calls the best Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, right, passes the battal- “Matt, you’re a hero,” Mac- vealed little of her thoughts, it day of her life. ion’s colors to Col. Michael Pappal, commander, 1st HBCT, left, during a change Willie said. “You’re my hero; is possible that she may have “Just seeing Matt’s smiling of command ceremony Feb. 16 at Building 33312. Casey’s passing of the col- you’ll always be my hero.” been thinking of the many face still gives me butterflies,” ors symbolizes him relinquishing his authority to command the “Destroyers” Leyva had been in Afghani- challenges her young Family she said. “He has taught me to their new commander, Lt. Col. Scott Nolan. stan just two days shy of four has faced since the phone rang what true love really means.” months when, on Aug. 9, he Aug. 9. It is likely however, the For Matt, the love of his stepped on a pressure plate im- 20-year-old 1st Inf. Div. wife wife makes a world of differ-RETENTION Continued from page 6 provised explosive device dur- ing a dismounted patrol west of Kandahar. The blast cost the was thinking the purple medal was but a small representation of her Soldier’s huge heart, the ence in his recovery. “I love Raelynn because she loves me no matter what I looktential, adherence to standards, enlistment to those Sol- reasons to initiate a bar to re- Soldier from Cicero, N.Y., both same one that captured his wife like,” he said. “She enjoys tak-duty performance and evalua- diers not deemed best enlistment: legs and four fingers, two from when they were both in junior ing care of me no matter howtions that demonstrate ability qualified. Previously, only - Loss of primary MOS’s or each hand. high. hard it is and knows how toto serve in any military occupa- the HRC commander had this PMOS qualifications due to The blast that sent shrapnel Raelynn said the first things keep me in check. Most of all,tional specialty. authority. fault of the Soldier all the way up into his chest she noticed about Matt were his though, I love Raelynn because Under this guidance, some • Increased retention stan- - Denied Command List cavity also almost cost Leyva smile and how he was always she is B-E-A-utiful!”Soldiers will be required to dards for staff sergeant and Integration, or CLI, for promo- his life. laughing and always making While the future remainsreclassify from over-strength above who have not executed tion by unit commander Since Aug. 9, Leyva has been everyone around him laugh. somewhat of a mystery for thecareer fields to under-strength an indefinite re-enlistment - Drug/alcohol incident given last rites twice. His Family Although she was in eighth young Army couple, they areor balanced ones to meet Army contract. Soldiers with the fol- within current enlistment was flown to Germany because grade and Matt was in ninth, moving forward with some def-requirements. It is imperative lowing are not eligible to re- - Two or more field-grade the medical team there didn’t she knew she wanted to spend inite goals in mind. Raelynn iscommanders and command enlist without an exception to Article 15’s during current en- think he would survive the as much time as possible with pursuing a pharmacy techniciansergeants majors ensure Sol- policy from HRC: listment flight to San Antonio. He spent him, she said. This feeling only degree and Matt is weighing hisdiers receive performance - Relief-for-Cause Noncom- - AWOL more than 96 more than a month of the past grew stronger despite time and options for staying in the Army.counseling, officials said, as this missioned Officer Evaluation hours during current enlist- seven in a coma. He has had to distance eventually resulting in They also are considering start-will be one of the key tools of Report ment learn to live again in his new a marriage proposal in Decem- ing a Family soon.determining retention. - “No” listed in Part IV of an body, spending time perfecting ber 2010. The two were mar- “I keep reminding myself NCOER; Senior rating of “4” For more information on skills, including balancing and ried Dec. 21, 2010, while Matt that God has new plans for us, In this directive, specific re- or “5” in Part V of NCOER Army retention policies and rolling during rehabilitation at was home on leave from Army and we will find out what theytention policy changes are: - DA Form 1059 indicat- procedures, Soldiers should the Center for the Intrepid. basic training. are sooner than we think,” she • Brigade/O-6 level com- ing failure of NCO Education contact their unit career coun- Holding the side of her hus- Today, and through all the said. “We have not and will notmanders and above have the System selor for policy and processing band’s wheelchair, Raelynn Ley- challenges that have surfaced let his injuries bring our plansauthority to deny re- • Addition of mandatory guidance. va smiled as MacWillie pinned during the past seven months, down.” GET SET Training Empowering the user with valuable IT skills 1 to 1:45 p.m. | March 7, March 21, April 4 and April 18 Bldg. 200, Patton Hall Auditorium For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org Presents: March 3, 7:30 pm A-$17|M-$15|S-$12 Michael Cooper is a Poet of the Stage - an eye- popping visual artist and a virtuoso mime whose exquisite performances of humor and poignancy, nimble speech and elo- quent gesture have dazzled audiences of all ages for almost thirty years. 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Y M CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Y M C K C K Community Life HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE MARCH 2. 2012 | 11 MARCH 2, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE PAGE 11 Post to offer Orthodox Christian servicesIN BRIEF Whether your favorite 007is Daniel Craig, Sean Connery,Roger Moore or Pierce Brosnan,the annual Officer and Civilian By Flavia Hulsey ternative for the Christian community The Orthodox Christian faith, also sian, Greek and Romanian OrthodoxSpouses’ Club’s Casino Royale is 1ST INF. DIV. POST at Fort Riley. referred to as Eastern Orthodox, is a churches, he added.the place for you. Grab your favor- “Our mission is to grow a worship- like “third branch” of Christianity – “We really welcome all; love toite Bond girl and try your hand in One of only six active-duty Ortho- ing community and to bear witness to with Catholicism and Protestant serv- have visitors,” Gillette said. “If some-the CASINO at craps, blackjack, dox Christian priests arrived at Fort our faith here at Fort Riley,” Gillette ing as the other two, Gillette said. body has never been to an Orthodoxroulette or poker from 6 to 10:30 Riley in January to serve as the deputy said. Although not as well know in the service before, our motto is ‘come andp.m. March 2 at Riley’s Confer- garrison chaplain, and, with his ar- Gillette described the new service U.S., Orthodox Christians are the sec- see.’”ence Center. rival, a new worship service will begin as liturgical and containing mostly ond largest Christian body worldwide, Gillette will lead the congregation There also will be a live auction on post March 4. sung prayers. Most notable about Gillette said. and also will host special services and– make your best bid and try to Chap. (Lt. Col.) Isaiah Gillette will Orthodox Christian services, he said, The faith is an ancient form of offer confession by appointment.take home one of the coveted high lead Divine Liturgy Sundays weekly at is its use of icons – wood-mounted Christianity dating back to biblical Gillette noted that the Orthodoxvalue unit baskets. Complete the 10 a.m. at Normandy Chapel. figures that serve as a reminder of the times, and now several geographicalevening with a round of bingo or The service will provide another al- saints. subdivisions exist, including Rus- See SERVICES, page 16a chance at the silent auction oropportunity tables. PREP class Women’s Day Dinner will be served and theBingo Gallery will be open from6 to 8 p.m. The live auction willbe from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Casinogaming can be played from 6 to 10p.m., with the silent auction and aims atopportunity tickets will be avail-able from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person improvingand include food and one drinkvoucher. There also is a cash bar.You’ll have the chance to buy marriages“funny money” to use at the Ca- By Melony Gabbertsino, bingo cards will be for sale, 1ST INF. DIV. POSTand we’ll be selling opportunitytickets in addition to the live and A two-part premarital relation-silent auctions. At the end of the ship course helped conclude theevening, you can exchange your second annual Celebrating Couplescasino winnings for opportunity Campaign, hosted by the Familytickets for a chance to win cool Advocacy Program.prizes. The Premarital Relationship The event is open to the pub- Enrichment Program, Feb. 16 andlic. Off-post community guests 23, was designed to reduce negativeand all ranks are invited to attend. risk factors, improve communica- For more information, contact tion and strengthen email@example.com. and commitment in couples.For reservations, email reserva- The “communication plus firstname.lastname@example.org. mitment equals happy couple” ses- sions were similar to the Army’s Child care will be available Strong Bonds program, accordingfrom 7 to 11 p.m. March 3; from to Jerry Mulryan, FAP specialist9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 10; and and course facilitator.from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March During the first session, top-13 and 27. Sixteen hours of free ics included fighting fair, arguinghourly care per month is available Melony Gabbert | POST without being mean, recognizingto children of deployed sponsors. Author Holly Scherer, right, signs a book for Marianne Rann, a military spouse, left, who bought Scherer’s books after hearing her speak and attending a Women’s Conference class hidden issues, anger managementHourly care is located at Warren with her. Scherer was a keynote speaker during the Feb. 24 Women’s Conference at Riley’s and how to better communicate.East CDC. To register, call 785- Conference Center. For the second session, dating240-0822. Patrons may utilize an spouses, ideas for fun, personalityhourly rate to take advantage of Conference rates well with attendees styles, stress and relaxation, forgive-weekday and Saturday child care if ness, support, sensuality/sexualitysponsor is not deployed. and commitment were highlighted. “Commitment is protecting A comedy night will be By Melony Gabbert who you are as a couple and whatMarch 3 at Rally Point Bingo. 1ST INF. DIV. POST Army spouse June Davis, left, you are building together for the fu-Doors open at 7 p.m., and the receives a free ture,” Mulryan said, adding it alsoshow starts at 8 p.m. For more About every survey submitted at massage from is about making a choice to give upinformation, call 784-5434/5733. the conclusion of the fifth annual Amanda Peter- choices. Women’s Conference – Feb. 24 at son, a mas- The basic ground rules for mar- A ‘Compost on Post” class Riley’s Conference Center – rated sage therapist, riage were reviewed at the end andwill be from 1 to 3 p.m. March 5 the event as “outstanding,” accord- right, during included:at the Resiliency Learning Cen- ing to Melissa Kinney, marketing Massage 101, a • Using time-outs with escalat-ter, Building 7285, Normandy chief, Directorate of Family and course offered during the Feb. ing conflictDrive on Custer Hill. Students will Morale, Welfare and Recreation.learn how to compost food and 24 Women’s • Using the speaker-listener One survey comment that Conference at technique; reflective listeningyard wastes to recycle nutrients, stood out to Kinney, she said, camebuild soil to grow healthier plants Riley’s Confer- • Using problem-solving skills from a wife of a deployed Soldier. ence Center. by talking about the problem beforeand keep organic matter out of the It read: “I wish I had somethinglandfill. attempting to solve the problem bad to say, but I don’t. This was an • Using “This is not a good amazing day. You gave me an amaz- Melony Gabbert time” to indicate a discussion will A Youth Job Fair for young ing second anniversary that I could POSTadults, ages 14 to 21, will be have to be attempted in the near not spend with my husband.” future, rather than in that momentfrom 2 to 4:30 p.m. March 9 at The success of the conferencethe Forsyth Neighborhood Center. • Regularly scheduling a couple’s hinged on the fact it was something meeting for dealing with issuesOfficials with Army Community different, something very hands-onServices also are available to assist The PREP class really put mari- with no PowerPoint allowed, Kin- tal issues into perspective, said Spc.young adults with their resumes or ney said.interview classes before they attend Jordan Koster, 1st Battalion, 5th This year’s theme, “Bud, Bloom ership to scrapbooking, burlesque With the hands-on focus, at- Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Heavythe event. and Grow” offered resilience build- dancing to wine tasting, massage tendees could receive a free massage For more information, call Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry ing tools through 16 classes to en- to finances and self defense to goal from Amanda Peterson in the Mas- Division, who has been married for785-239-4317 or 785-239-9435. hance personal and professional setting, giving participants a va- sage 101 session; taste best-selling about three years. growth. riety of opportunities to increase “I would highly recommend The Fort Riley Library will be The classes ranged from lead- resiliency. See WOMEN, page 16hosting a kite-making and flying this class to anyone,” Koster said.event from 1 to 3 p.m. March 17for St. Patrick’s Day. All age groupsare welcome and supplies will beprovided. For more information,call 785-239-9582. Commander says Fort Riley to thrive as Army changes Fort Riley Garrison By Pamela Redford and contract workforces are shrink- Worst Cooks of Fort Riley Commander Wil- 1ST INF. DIV. POST ing, too, he said, in part because of– Cooking 101, six non-com- liam Clark speaks the Army dramatically slowing downpetitive series of cooking classes, about the U.S. Garrison Commander William construction for the next four or fivewill be from 1 to 3 p.m. March Army’s new fiscal Clark said Fort Riley will fare well years.13, 20 and 27; and April 3, 17 and reality Feb. 23 dur- Despite the Army’s budget cuts, ing the MAC break- with the Army’s new fiscal reality as24 at Army Community Services, he spoke to community leaders during Clark said Fort Riley’s economic im-Building 7264, Normandy Drive fast at the Court- yard by Marriott the Military Affairs Council Breakfast pact on the Central Flint Hills Regionon Custer Hill. Reservations and Jan. 23 at the Courtyard by Marriott is expected to stay just under $2 bil- Hotel and Gearya payment of $50 should be made County Convention lion for the next couple years. He also Hotel and Geary County Conventionby March 1. Center, Junction said the installation is not slowing Center. Unlike Food Network’s “Worst City. Fort Riley is down with the modernization of the “We are in a time of change, ob-Cooks in America,” this non-com- adapting to the division. “new norm” and is viously within our country and ourpetitive series of cooking classes To keep programs going to support postured well Army as well, but I’ll tell you thatwill help Fort Riley’s worst cooks Soldiers and Families, Clark said Fort going into the your installation and your division islose that reputation. Students will Riley leadership is looking to more future, Clark said. postured very well as we go forward,”learn basic cooking skills as they fully utilize existing resources through Clark said. “From an infrastructureprepare and sample a variety of maintenance, restoration and mod- perspective, program perspective, ser-dishes. The class also will teach Pamela Redford ernization. vice perspective and community sup-money saving and healthful eating POST “We will have one of the most port perspective, we are postured verytips so eating out becomes a treat, modernized divisions in the entire well as the Army looks to change itselfnot a necessity. U.S. Army within the next 18 months, in the upcoming days.” which is great, and we have a division *Payment confirms a seat in the Clark said Fort Riley has had to be that is ready,” Clark said.class. Cost of $50 includes cook- frugal; the Garrison budget alone is 18 With all five brigades home, Fortbook, chef ’s knife, cutting board percent less this year than last year – aand teaching materials.* $33-million difference. The civilian See THRIVE, page 16 1DivPost.comY M Y MC K C K
12 | MARCH 2, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONECOMMUNITY CORNERPost plans events geared toward military children, young adultsBy Col. William Clark Custer Hill. breaking program, adapted Youth Job Fair at the Forsyth ity and leadership, and, not the armed forces.GARRISON COMMANDER The from Fort Riley’s own Resil- Neighborhood Center, 22900 to mention, it looks great on Our children play an entire event ient Spouse Academy, which Hitching Post Road. applications for future jobs, important role in our ArmyA pril – Month of the is designed was noted by the U.S. Army as Junction City, the City scholarships or college. Family. They are often our Military Child – is to specifi- a best practice. The Resilient of Manhattan and Picerne For more information support system. They are quickly approaching. cally address Youth Academy is dynamic Military Housing are among on the job fair, contact stronger than we know, andBut April is not the only time the unique and interactive. It also allows about 20 employers signed up Jeff Reade, program man- they are our future. These op-we celebrate our military challenge youth an opportunity to be who will be offering job op- ager, Employment Readiness of military Col. portunities will help them bechildren. In one day in March Clark heard. portunities ranging from lawn Program, Army Community children. more resilient toward the chal-alone, we have two excellent For more information or to care and life guarding jobs, to Services, at 785-239-4752 or Topics to lenges of military life and willevents planned for military register, contact Eric Childs, employment at bowling alleys email@example.com – a resiliency academy be discussed at the academy school liaison officer, at 785- and movie theaters. Those seeking assistance help create more well-roundedand a job fair. include moving, deployment, 239-1648 or eric.r.childs@ Both seasonal, part-time with preparing a resume or individuals. The Resilient Youth communication skills, friend- us.army.mil. Parents must and full-time employment will preparing for a job interviewAcademy, a series of interac- ship, peer pressure, suicide complete a short form for each be offered. can contact ERP at 785-239- If you would like to com-tive workshops intended to prevention, anti-bullying, child participating. Employment – even if 9435. ment on this article or suggestimprove youth’s coping skills, financial skills and job readi- That afternoon, from 2 to just a short summer job – is a More than 1.7 million chil- a topic for Community Corner,will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ness. 4:30 p.m., young adults, 15 great learning experience for dren under the age of 18 have email rile.post.newspaper@March 9 in Building 7285 on The academy is a ground- to 21 years, may attend the youth. 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HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE MARCH 2. 2012 | 13‘Devil’ Brigade Soldiers partner with JCMS studentsBy Sgt. Kerry Lawson mum educational develop- school.”1ST HBCT PUBLIC AFFAIRS ment” of the children, Dresher Every Wednesday, the Sol- said. diers and students have lunch JUNCTION CITY – The This is the second year the together.Special Troops Battalion, 1st school and the battalion have “While eating lunch lastHeavy Brigade Combat Team, teamed up for a big event. week with the students, they1st Infantry Division adopt- During the assembly, Dresh- were so happy to see us there,ed the Junction City Middle er and Wright discussed the and as we were leaving, weSchool Wildcats’ during a success of this year’s events and could hear them asking if wecharter signing Feb. 21 in the the advantages of having the could come back the next day,”school’s gym. entire battalion’s support. The Dresher said. “Being a Soldier Soldiers, students and unit recently returned to Fort and being so involved with day-parents filled the “Wildcat” Riley from a yearlong deploy- to-day duties, it is a nice waystands to view Lt. Col. Samuel ment to Iraq. to get out and enjoy our com-Calkins and Command Sgt. “The first year was a little munity.Maj. Naamon Grimmett, bat- tough because the bulk of the “For Soldiers, getting to ex-talion command team; Ronald unit was deployed and the rear perience and have an influenceP. Walker, superintendent, Uni- detachment was limited on in these adolescents’ lives havefied School District 475 Geary man power,” Wright said. “In an impact on both ends. WeCounty Schools; and Mary B. the end, the children were able can learn so much from one an-Wright, principal, JCMS, sign- to share lunchtime with some other. It has been an honor toing the charter under the Fort Soldiers who had come to visit.” assist the Junction City MiddleRiley Adopt-a-School program. Wright said the Soldiers also School.” “The Adopt-a-School pro- helped the students prepare for Soldiers are the foundationgram is grounded on the con- state assessment tests last year. of the Adopt-A-School pro-viction that a successful public “Working with the students gram’s partnership, Dresher Sgt. Kerry Lawson | 1ST HBCTeducation is directly related to a is amazing, and hanging out said. Such partnerships seek todedicated community involve- with them a blast,” Dresher contribute military resources From left to right, Mary P. Wright, principal, JCMS; Command Sgt. Maj. Naamon Grim-ment,” said Staff Sgt. Coralee said. “Jessica Rondeau, the as- and services to community mett, senior enlisted officer, STB, 1st HBCT; Ronald P. Walker, superintendent, USDDresher, the battalion’s Adopt- sistant principal, and I have schools in order to nurture 475 Geary County Schools; and Lt. Col. Samuel Calkins, commander, STB, 1st HBCT,A-School program coordinator developed an amazing work re- the mind, body and spirit of a pose for a photo after signing an Adopt-A-School charter Feb. 21 in the JCMS gym-and communications specialist. lationship. The two of us, in the growing child. nasium. Their planned involvement past six months, have brought Having a special rapport can make a difference in a presence and involvement of considered to be a proactive fac-will hopefully lead to “maxi- the program a long way for the with even just one caring adult child’s life, Wright added. The caring and supportive adults is tor in young people’s lives. 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14 | MARCH 2, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONEFrom combat boots to dancing shoes, veteran serves as role modelBy Elizabeth M. Collins Maj. David Admire, one of there and be a voice. Go outSOLDIERS MAGAZINE Martinez’s many occupational there and show them what it is therapists. we’re capable of doing. WASHINGTON – By now, “What we did initially was “Being able to talk to themost of America has heard of a lot of wound care position- guys definitely helps me, andJ.R. Martinez, the veteran- ing, a lot of splinting, a lot of I don’t think they realize that,”turned-actor-turned-dancer getting his hands in the right he added later during a visit towho amazed “Dancing with position, because when the scar his old unit, the 101st, at Fortthe Stars” judges as he waltzed, forms, it contracts. It makes the Campbell, Ky. “It probablyjived and tangoed his way into joints super-tight. You’ve got to helps me more than them. Mythe hearts of viewers across the preserve the range of motion military career was cut shortcountry. while it heals. So we did a lot because of my injury in Iraq It wasn’t always that way. of splinting, a lot of using his in 2003, but I can continue toCpl. Jose Rene Martinez of hands, getting used to using serve in a different capacity, andthe 101st Airborne Division his hands again. His mouth this is the way I do it, by talkingwas once indistinguishable was burned. We did a lot of to the troops, talking to theirfrom the thousands of other splinting in the mouth to keep Families, trying to encourageyoung American Soldiers who that mouth open because if it them, trying to inspire them,streamed into Iraq in March contracts, you can’t open your trying to light that fire under2003. mouth. So that was a big thing, their butts and say, ‘You know Like many of them, Marti- too, and his eyes.” what? You can still do it man,nez was young – only 19 – na- “It wasn’t easy,” Martinez and you’re not alone. There’sïve and inexperienced. He had admitted. “There were a lot of a lot of us out there who feelenlisted for the usual reasons: difficult days. There were a lot your pain and understand whatto get an education; to travel; of difficult nights. There was you’re going through.’ (That’s) Glenn Fawcett | DODto thank the country that had a lot of anger, depression, and my way of saying, I’m still one Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, gets a dancing lesson from Army Iraq Wargiven his single, immigrant there was a lot of questioning, of the guys, and I’m taking care veteran and “Dancing with the Stars” champion Jose Rene “J.R.” Martinez Dec. 1,mother so much; and, just but I fought through it, and I of my guys.” 2011, at the Pentagon. Panetta invited Martinez to the Pentagon to congratulatemaybe, to “become a man.” He stayed strong, and I believed, Martinez even filled the him on his win.didn’t know how or why he had and I had a smile throughout it “Dancing with the Stars” audi-ended up in a war zone. all. I said to myself, ‘I am not ence with veterans during the guy, and I’m thinking that lift- ed, praising the doctors, nurses and served as grand marshal of After less than a month in going to be a victim. I am going week of Veterans Day, and they ing that female up and throw- and therapists who took such the Rose Bowl’s Tournament ofIraq, Martinez’s life changed to be a survivor.’” ing her around on the dance good care of him. Roses parade, a huge thrill since loudly cheered him on. floor, that’s got to be tough.” “The way medicine and former presidents have mar-forever. Once he found a way to Throughout his stint on the His Humvee had hit a land- cope with his own injuries, show, Martinez had to learn That didn’t stop Marti- the care of our troops has im- shaled the parade, and Marti-mine and he became trapped Martinez realized many of the complicated dances like tangos, nez and his partner, Karina proved, not just in the eight nez once dreamed of playinginside the burning vehicle for young men and women who salsas and waltzes in five days or Smirnoff, from racking up years that I’ve been home, but college football.10 to 15 minutes. Conscious continued to arrive at BAMC less, which meant six- or seven- perfect and near-perfect scores over decades, is amazing,” he He’s working on a memoir each day, many with injuries hour rehearsals a day, every day. week after week, nor did it stop said. “There’s plenty of injuries about his experiences and wantsthe entire time, and in “un-speakable pain,” Martinez said worse than his, were even more And while he twisted his ankle the pair from taking home the out there, troops who probably to continue acting, motivation- coveted mirror-ball trophy. wouldn’t ever have had an op- al speaking, and, most impor-he thought he was going to die. depressed than he had been. He during one particularly ambi- Winning was “an amazing portunity to make it in the past, tantly, advocating for wounded He suffered burns on 40 began to visit them, laughing tious routine, Martinez said feeling,” Martinez said in a re- but because of the hard work veterans.percent of his body. When and joking, trying to raise their he was fortunate that most of cent interview. He credited the of a lot of people, (they have) “You look at me, and youMartinez awoke from a medi- spirits. his war injuries didn’t affect Army with much of his success. more of an option. It’s given obviously know that I’ve beencally induced coma in Brooke Before he knew it, Martinez his dancing. He can’t bend his “Knowing that I was go- them options to come home, through something,” he said.Army Medical Center at Fort was talking about resilience on right arm all the way, however, ing to have to dance in front and to continue to have a pro- “But don’t think that just be-Sam Houston, Texas, a few “60 Minutes” and “Oprah.” so staying in frame and laying of millions of people was dif- ductive life. To everyone that’s cause a young man or a youngweeks later, he was dazed, con- Eventually he was out of the the arm flat against his partner’s ficult, but as Soldiers, (you are in that field, thank you very woman looks perfectly finefused and still in terrible pain. hospital and the Army. He be- back was a challenge. trained) to just drive on and to much for all your hard work, that they don’t have things thatWhere was he? Why wouldn’t came a full-time motivational In fact, his injuries almost get through it and adapt and for your sweat and your tears. they’re dealing with. There’sthe nurses and doctors let him speaker, then landed a role play- lost him his hands, accord- overcome,” he explained. “So Sometimes it gets frustrat- a lot of scars that are beneathlook in a mirror? “What the ing an injured veteran on ABC’s ing to Admire, who thinks the when times were getting tough, ing. Sometimes you don’t see with PTSD and (traumatichell is going on?” he wondered. now-cancelled soap, “All My scars themselves were probably I would just think about what the payoff right away, but just brain injury). It’s something He begged to see his face, Children.” Then, his loyal fans uncomfortable -- at the very I had already been through and know that there’s a lot of people that our troops are facing on aexplaining there was no way he began a campaign: Wouldn’t it least. “Just to be able to stand how I was able to overcome out there, troops like me, who day-to-day basis.could come to terms with his be great if he went on “Dancing under the lights you’ve got to that and persevere. (I would) have gone on to succeed and “And what I say to (every-injuries if he didn’t know what with the Stars?” understand that with burned just think about the days in greatly appreciate all the hard one who) faces those things,they were. “I was always like, ‘Yeah, flesh, scars don’t sweat,” he Iraq, when it had been a long work that they put into giving who has those symptoms and Nurses reluctantly brought that would be fun,’” he said. said. “When he’s moving under day and the mission was tough, us that chance at life.” is fighting and trying to sur-him a mirror, and when he “When news broke that ‘All those hot lights that he’s got to but you still pushed through, After his “Dancing with the vive every single day, is to con-looked at his reflection, Marti- My Children’ was going off the be (under) on TV, and all that and you still had to get through Stars” win, Martinez met with tinue to fight, continue to staynez saw a stranger. His face was air, I thought to myself, ‘What moving around, that’s a chal- a couple more hours.” Secretary of Defense Leon E. strong, continue to be positive,puffy and red and the skin that about it?’” lenge. Lifting his dance part- His success also is a testa- Panetta and taught Panetta a continue to just believe in your-hadn’t melted away was badly A friend called the “Danc- ner up, all of those things were ment to the care he received few dance steps, visited wound- self. Life is beautiful. Life isscarred and swollen. He was ing with the Stars” casting de- amazing. I’m an able-bodied back at BAMC, Martinez add- ed warriors at Fort Campbell worth living.”even missing an ear. partment, and a few months “I think that was really the later, they offered Martinez afirst time that I was able to take role. Remembering that just “Your Repairit in and say ‘Wow. 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HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE MARCH 2. 2012 | 15Amazing awaits Op Rising Star winner in HollywoodBy Tim Hipps the military singing contest. earlier. able.” “I love her,” Melissa said. Eric Church, who I’m a bigIMCOM PUBLIC AFFAIRS And the Army couple was “It was amazing,” Melissa “Go Army,” Melissa chimed “She was absolutely amazing. fan of. Got to hang out and eat just getting busy with a week said of her first recording ses- in. “Go Army. It’s been fantas- She had lost her voice and this some good food, drink some LOS ANGELES – Opera- they likely will never forget. sion in Hollywood. “A little tic. This has been an absolutely was her first performance back. good drinks, and just have ation Rising Star winner Army Upon arrival from Germany, overwhelming because there amazing Hollywood-L.A. expe- And she was stunning.” good time.”Reserve Sgt. Melissa Neal and they spent a couple of days are lots of switches and but- rience for us.” Following the 3½-hour “I got to see Corey Feld-husband Army Chief Warrant “getting lost” while sightseeing tons, but a lot of fun – a lot of Next stop: the downtown show at the Staples Center, it man,” Melissa said. “CoreyOfficer 2 Nate Neal cherished Southern California. fun. It was amazing. To be able Staples Center – home of the was time to mingle at the Capi- Feldman! I’m a Goonie! Theattending the Grammys and They cruised up and down to share that microphone with Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers tol Records Tower with the likes party was all it was cracked upEMI Music’s after-party Feb. 12 hilly Sunset Boulevard in a some God-given talent was un- and Kings – for the biggest of Lady Antebellum, Coldplay, to be, and then some. Awe-at the Capitol Records Build- convertible and strolled along real. night in music: the Grammy Bob Seger, Slash, Paris Hilton some. Amazing.”ing. the Hollywood Walk of Fame, “They said 48 hours before Awards show, which further and Katy Perry, among a myri- “Definitely a night to re- “It’s absolutely surreal,” which consists of more than me, Sir Paul McCartney was amazed Melissa. ad of entertainment stars, direc- member, for sure,” Nate added.Nate said while riding to the 2,400 brass stars embedded in recording there in that same “Amazing,” she said. “Un- tors and producers. “It was an experience that we’reStaples Center for the 54th an- the sidewalks along 15 blocks room. That is amazing – unbe- believably amazing. That’s all I They crossed Sunset and never going to forget, for sure.”nual Grammy Awards, a show of Hollywood Boulevard and lievable.” have to say about that. Amaz- Hollywood Boulevards andstolen by British songstress “Ever,” Melissa confirmed. three blocks of Vine Street. The The Neals said the week ing, big-time. passed the exit for the Holly-Adele and dedicated to the stars bear the names of actors, spent among Hollywood stars “Paul McCartney was amaz- wood Bowl en route to the par- The next morning, Melissalife of Whitney Houston, who musicians, directors, producers, exceeded all of their expecta- ing, and Adele, amazing. Bruno ty, which featured a fabricated got busy recording lead vocalsdied at the nearby Beverly Hills musical and theatrical groups, tions since the December night Mars was really good. And Ri- roller-coaster photo op, tarot for her three-song demo com-Hilton on the eve of the show. and fictional characters that when Melissa won the 2011 hanna – I love, Rihanna. They card readers and a Ferris wheel pact disc, another part of her“The whole experience thus far made their mark in the enter- Operation Rising Star competi- were all fantastic. Oh, and Jen- in the parking lot loaded with winning prize, inside the Capi-has just been unbelievable.” tainment industry. tion at Fort Sam Houston The- nifer Hudson was awesome, food and drink vendors serving tol Records studios. From Germany to Beverly “That was really cool,” Nate atre on Joint Base San Antonio. awesome.” complementary goodies. Amanda Sealy, wife of ArmyHills to the Staples Center to said. “Really cool.” “This has certainly been an Neal said he most enjoyed “Unbelievable – absolutely Spc. Keith Sealy, won the Op-Hollywood and Vine, the mili- On Saturday night, they immersion into Hollywood for seeing The Beach Boys “live on unbelievable,” Nate said after eration Rising Star Ultimatetary couple shared many mem- ventured inside the Capitol Re- us,” Nate said. “It’s been surreal stage and McCartney singing the after-party. “I met Slash Fan Game and attended theorable moments, thanks in part cords Building, where Melissa being this close to everything – Beatles tunes.” Melissa’s nod from Guns ‘N’ Roses, kind of Grammys with her guest, Nikkito Army Morale, Welfare and recorded scratch vocals on the being able to step out our door went to Adele, who won six a big deal. I talked to him for Gonzalez. The Sealys, stationedRecreation and the Veterans of same microphone Paul Mc- in Beverly Hills and walk to categories, including song and about a minute and shook his at Fort Riley, Kan., will soonForeign Wars, which supported Cartney’s voice graced two days Rodeo Drive. 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Y M CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Y M C K C K Sports & Recreation18 | MARCH 2, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE MARCH 2, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE PAGE 18 IN BRIEF Basketball Defensive win March specials at Custer Hill Bowling Center include: Dollar Daytime – Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Games and shoes for $1 each. tourney Mondays – Dollar Night, 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays – Wing Night, 6 to set for 10 p.m. Wednesdays – Colors Pin, 6 to 10 p.m. March 9 Thursdays – Kid’ Night, 6 to By Parker Rome 10 p.m. 1ST INF. DIV. POST Fridays – Quarter Mania Night, 6 p.m. to midnight Saturdays – Saturday Night Intramural basketball season Lights, 6 p.m. to midnight is coming to an end, but for Fort Saturdays – Story Time, Fort Riley Soldiers who aren’t ready to Riley Library, 1:30 to 2 p.m. give up on it yet, the Directorate Sundays – Family Fun Sundays, of Family and Morale, Welfare and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Recreation is offering a tourna- ment that will allow them to play Upcoming adult sports sea- up until the final minutes. sons and tournaments include: The Midnight March Mad- March 6 – Kickball and Frisbee ness Tournament is set for March Season. Open to active-duty Sol- 9 at King Field House. Teams of diers only. March 7 – Community Life five will play 20-minute half-court Flag Football Season. Open to games in a fast-paced, double- all Department of Defense card elimination tournament. holders. “This will be the first year that March 9 – Midnight Madness we’ve ran it during the midnight Tournament. Open to all Depart- hour,” said Renee Satterlee, in- Parker Rome | POST ment of Defense card holders. Spc. Dumas, 41st Eng. Co., 1st Eng. Bn, drives to the goal during an intramural basketball tramural coordinator, DFMWR. March 24 – Dog Fun Run. game Feb. 27 at Long Fitness Center. The Bulldogs defeated Co. F, CAB, 42-41. “Last year, we did it during the Open to all Department of Defense day, so it’s a little bit different.” Bulldogs hold on defense for 1-point win card holders. The winning team will be March 31 – Co-Ed Flag Foot- awarded T-shirts and possibly gift ball Tournament. Open to all De- certificates. partment of Defense card holders. By Parker Rome game and held on with a defensive “We were all nervous, really.” “It’s getting to the end of the For more information, call 785- 239-2813. 1ST INF. DIV. POST stand for a one-point 42-41 victory A mixture of good defense and basketball season, and it’s a fun, Feb. 27 at Long Fitness Center. a clutch three-pointer that gave the fast-paced basketball tournament,” A golf membership drive will The 41st Engineers Company, “It was a good game,” said Pfc. Bulldogs a one-point lead late in Satterlee said. “It’s just going to be take place in March. Purchase a 1st Engineers Battalion, 4th In- Kenya Dumas, 41st Eng. Co. “We the game by Spc. David Dawney, a good time.” new membership in March and fantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st were kind of lacking on defense at 41st Eng. Co., put an end to the Late registration is still avail- make your first installment pay- Infantry Division intramural bas- first, but we picked it up in the sec- rally and turned the game back in able. The tournament is open to ment in April. For more informa- ketball team was in control most ond half.” the team’s favor. anyone with a Department of De- tion, call 785- 784-6000. of the game, but a double-digit run The Bulldogs led 15-10 after With the win, the Bulldogs by Company F, Combat Aviation a shortened first half. A defensive moved to 2-9. Co. F, CAB dropped fense ID card. There is no entry fee Brigade, 1st Inf. Div. put them in lapse toward the end of the second to 3-9. for active-duty teams. The cost for St. Patrick’s Day Bowling non-active duty teams is $50. trouble late in the game. half gave the team its first deficit of The intramural basketball play- will be March 17 at Custer Hill For more information, call The “Bulldogs” regained the the day. offs begin March 8 at Long Fitness Bowling Center. For $30 per lane, lead in the final minutes of the “I was nervous,” Dumas said. Center on Custer Hill. 785-239-2813. participants will receive two hours of glow bowling, shoe rentals, one large one-topping pizza and a pitcher of soda. For more informa- FAMILY FUN tion, call 785-239-4366. Family Bingo will be March 18 at Rally Point Bingo. Doors Fort Riley Skeet, Trap Range offers fun for entire Family open at 12:30 p.m., and bingo By retired 1st Sgt. David McNeal shooters could show up with no starts at 2 p.m. The event is open to SPECIAL TO THE POST equipment or experience, and the all ages. For more information, call facility was fully capable of outfitting A 785-784-5434. uthor Christopher Morley them with guns, ammunition and an once said, “Big shots are only instructor to give beginners a safe, A Spring Fling Pool Party will little shots who keep shoot- fun and enjoyable shoot. be from 1 to 4 p.m. March 19 to ing.” Well yours truly is a long way Prices range from five dollars a 23 at Eyster Pool. Cost to attend from being a “Big shot…” and so round – or 25 targets – if you bring is $25 per Family for the entire long ago, I loaded up my son, Rich- your own firearm and ammunition, week or $10 per Family for a single ard, and grandson, Zane, and headed to $11 a round if the range provides day. Individuals may attend for $5. for the Fort Riley Trap and Skeet the firearm and ammunition. A Each day of the event will include Range, located just off Vinton School shooting instructor, required safety a different theme, activities, games Road, Building 9011. My primary glasses, hearing protection and a and prizes. For more information, objective was to, “keep shooting,” shooter’s vest were provided at no call 785-239-4854. but I also wanted to introduce my charge. grandson to a new experience and All personal firearms must be reg- The Ringers Season begins at to get him into the fresh air of the istered, and ammunition is restricted Custer Hill Golf Course March outdoors. to the smaller sizes – nine, eight and 31. For more information, call 785- At the range, I met manager, seven-and-a-half. 784-6000. Mark Slater, and his assistant, Mike Richard and I chose to shoot Moore. Mark, originally from the skeet, while my grandson, who had Walk Kansas, a team-based, Fort Lee, Va., area, has been with the never shot before, chose trap. eight-week healthy lifestyle chal- range since it open about four years The difference is in skeet, most David McNeal | COURTESY PHOTO lenge, is accepting registration ago. Zane Reed, left, shoots trap instructed by Mike Moore, Fort Riley from March 1 to 15. Teams are I was surprised to learn that See FAMILY FUN, page 19 Skeet and Trap Range, right. made up of six people. Additional details will be provided at the time of registration. The program will begin March 18. A kick-off ceremony will be at noon March 15 DFMWR to host weeklong Participants to turn green at the Resiliency Learning Center, Building 7285 on Custer Hill. For more information, call 785-239- pool party, new swim event in paintball tournament 9991. By Parker Rome • March 20 – Camelot Celebra- By Parker Rome said. “We’ve used it for Warrior Ad- 1ST INF. DIV. POST tion: Activities include a 20-foot 1ST INF. DIV. POST venture Quest. We’ve already got Fort Riley has a new automat- loopy inflatable dragon three or four other paintball sessions ed check-in-out system, iSports- With the influx of Soldiers and • March 21 – Carnival Festivity: Outdoor Recreation is providing scheduled for private parties and unit man. Staff members will be present Families at Fort Riley, the Director- Activities include numerous carnival an alternative to the traditional St. functions. It’s going to get a lot more to assist with registering in the new ate of Family and Morale, Welfare games with prizes Patrick’s Day festivities – paintball. use.” iSportsman system. Individuals and Recreation is expanding its • March 22 – Eyster Stars: Give- Instead of wearing green apparel, The course features particle-board wishing to register prior may do so aquatics programming. aways include toy guitars and movie- participants in the inaugural Feelin’ obstacles, but will be replaced with at the Fort Riley iSportsman web- DFMWR has scheduled a week- themed glasses Lucky Paintball Tournament could be inflatable obstacles when the weather page: www.fortriley.isportsman.net. long Family pool party and is intro- • March 23 – Freaky Friday Fun: wearing green paint March 17 at the becomes consistently good, Engle All persons recreating in a train- ducing a new team endurance event Giveaways include crazy goody bags Outdoor Recreation speedball course. said. ing area at Fort Riley will use the to provide Families and Soldiers with “It’s just cheap entertainment – “The weather’s going to start get- Registration is currently open at iSportsman website while accessing different swimming opportunities at a weeklong pool party,” Noderoske ting decent, hopefully, and we just Outdoor Recreation, with an entry Fort Riley. Eyster Pool. said. wanted to give Soldiers and Families a fee of $20 per player. The tournament Check-in and Check-out may The annual Spring Fling Pool The pool party hours are from 1 different spin on St. Patty’s day,” said is set to begin at 10 a.m., with late reg- be done with any personal device Party will feature themed pool par- to 4 p.m. each day. Admission is $25 Travis Engle, Outdoor Recreation istration starting at 9:30 a.m. with Internet access or visit the ties each day of the week, from per Family for the entire week or $10 programmer. “It’ll be a fun time,” Engle said. iSportsman Kiosk located at 1st March 19 to 23. per day. Individual admission is $5 The double-elimination tourna- “Memories will be made –trust me. Division and Vinton School roads “We’ve been doing this for six or a day. ment will pit teams of five against If they’ve never done paintball, it’s ex- or visit the Environmental Division seven years now,” said Hedy Nodero- On April 21, DFMWR will in- each other in the new 150-by-85-foot tremely fun. You’ll always remember Office, Building 407. Fort Riley ske, swimming program manager, troduce Swim It 2 Win It, a swim- course. St. Patty’s Day of 2012.” iSportsman is the new standard and DFMWR. “We have averaged, even ming endurance event that lets teams All safety equipment, markers and Participants are allowed to use must be used by all persons recreat- on yucky rainy days, 200 to 400 a of two to three swimmers see how paintballs will be provided by Out- their own equipment, but they must ing in a training area at Fort Riley day.” far they can swim in four hours in door Recreation. bring it to Outdoor Recreation in ad- in accordance with FR 210-15. Themes include: a relay format. Teams will be given The tournament will be somewhat vance for inspection. For more information, contact • March 19 – Wild West West- specific awards for reaching certain of a grand opening for the speedball The speedball course can be re- the Environmental Division at 785- ern: Giveaways include cowboy hats, distances. course, which was completed in late served for private parties or unit func- bandanas, fake mustaches and sheriff October 2011. tions. For more information, call 785- 239-6211. badges See POOL PARTY, page 19 “It’s quite fun, honestly,” Engle 239-2363. 1DivPost.com Y M Y M C K C K
HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE MARCH 2. 2012 | 19Army brings prototype scout vehicle to Chicago auto showBy Sue Meade concept hybrid models from its 80 mph, they have a “silent run” ogy throughout the Army’s developed by the Army’s Tank ies, hybrid and electric technol-ANS research, development and en- capability of eight miles, can as- tactical fleet could eventually Automotive Research, Develop- ogies and non-primary power gineering center, to showcase cend a 60-percent grade, have a eliminate the need for more ment and Engineering Center, sources like auxiliary power CHICAGO – Military vehi- some of the latest efforts to torque rating of 5,000 pounds than 6,0000 Soldiers on the known as TARDEC, located in units.cles are not the first image that produce energy efficiency, save and a decreased fuel consump- battlefield who are engaged in Warren, Mich., in cooperation “I think in the Army of thecomes to mind when thinking dollars, evaluate environmental tion of 25 percent over conven- the delivery of fuel. with California-based Quan- future, you’re going to see moreof an auto show, but the U.S. concerns and save Soldier’s lives. tional models. “Not only is this CERV ve- tum Technologies. hybrid technology and all theArmy’s newest concept models The two Clandestine Ex- “The amount of fuel that we hicle an example of the hybrid The U.S. Army also worksare among about 1,000 vehicles tended Range Vehicles, or can save will reduce the amount technology that’s good for the with the National Automo- green technology that the au-on display at the 2012 Chicago CERVs are light-weight, diesel- of Soldiers that are out on con- economy, it’s also good for the tive Center to develop dual-use tomotive industry is gearingAuto Show. electric hybrid prototypes that voys providing all the logistics environment, but it’s also good technologies with the Detroit toward,” Contreras said. The U.S. Army Detroit Ar- have been engineered for recon- tail that we have,” said Lt. Col. for the Army in reducing its lo- automakers on components Spc. Chuck Gill from Sol-senal sent a collection of today’s naissance, targeting and rescue Andres Contraras of TARDEC. gistic footprint,” Contraras said. such as advanced suspension diers Radio and Television con-military fleet, as well as two new missions. With a top speed of He said using hybrid technol- The new green vehicles were technologies, advanced batter- tributed to this report.FOR YOUR HEALTHLose weight with expert tip: Keep food journal to break bad habitsBy Shari Lopatin disease night? Do you drink too many exercise, too. or faster,” Cook said. “Or you The key is this: keep itTRIWEST HEALTHCARE ALLIANCE • Infertility high-calorie beverages in the “Recording your exercise may notice you are stronger honest. You’ve probably heard with morning? can be very motivating to see in your daily tasks because of For more healthy livingD id you know more proper diet and exercise, you Keeping a journal just your progress. You may notice the strength training you have tips, visit TriWest.com/Heal- than half of American can lose weight and keep it off. doesn’t work for food, but for you can walk farther, longer been doing.” thyLiving. adults are overweight But you may not know aboutor obese? this other little secret to weight The actual number is 66 loss.percent, according to the U.S. KEEP A JOURNALNational Library of Medicine “Keeping a food and exer-and the National Institutes of cise log can help you achieveHealth. Imagine a map of the the weight loss results youU.S. showing the Mississippi want,” said Meghean Cook,River. Then imagine everyone health coach, TriWest Health-west of the river is obese. care Alliance. “A log is a way The problem is just that to hold yourself accountablebig. for the foods you put into your According to the American mouth and the activity youDietetic Association, if you’re choose to do.”overweight or obese, you’re at a Cook said keeping a foodhigher risk of: journal may reveal habits you • Heart disease didn’t even know existed. • Stroke Do you grab a snack every • Diabetes time you pass the candy jar • Certain cancers at work? Do you nibble all • Liver and gallbladder day then eat a huge meal atFAMILY FUN Continued from page 18of the targets are crossing, shoots; and introductory clin-and in trap, all the targets are ics, which are normally on theoutgoing and therefore easier first Thursday of every monthfor the beginner to hit. Mike during the spring season.Moore, an excellent instructor Shooters also can get theirassisted by one of the range’s names placed on a board asregulars, Paul Plumb – who part of the 25, 50, 75 anddemonstrated each station 100 straight clubs if they arewith remarkable accuracy – successful in breaking the cor-soon had all of us consistently responding number of birdsbusting those clay birds. without a miss. You can see all After each shot, Mike, an the details at www.huntfortri-extremely patient instructor, ley.com/activities.pdfwould give the shooter an Shooting clay targets is notanalysis of his shot, “too high, just for the hunting commu-too low, shooting behind.” nity and has been enjoyed by aThis helps the shooter make variety of different people. Inthe necessary adjustments andquickly get on target. fact, shooters like actor Tom Mark told me the range Selleck from “Magnum P.I.,”hours right now were on a said he found the sport to bewinter schedule, and the range “…a very cleansing and relax-was only open from 10 a.m. to ing experience.”6 p.m. on Saturdays, but those This next weekend why nothours would change in March do something exceptional andwhen spring arrived. start a new Family tradition; “Spring changes every- take your son or daughterthing.” Mark said, adding out to the range. I’ll promisethat upcoming events include you they will have a blast.match shooting – six-week My grandson did, and he cansessions in April and May, hardly wait to for our nextwith five-man teams; youth trip.POOL PARTY Continued from page 18 “It’s not competitive,” facility as we can,” she said.Noderoske said. “It’s just for Registration runs fromthe teams to see how far they March 1 to April 13. Due tocan swim in an allotted time.” limited space, there is only Noderoske said Swim It 2 room for 24 teams. Partici-Win It is being introduced be- pants must be at least 15 yearscause DFMWR wanted a new old. The entry fee is $20 perevent. swimmer. “Participation has been in- For more information oncreasing so much, and we want aquatics events or Eyster Pool,to get as many people into this call 785-239-4854. Check out Custer Hill Bowling Alley’s specials by going to www.rileymwr.com and clicking on “Bowling.” You can’t smell it, but everyone else can. If you smoke, you must be 50 feet away from building entrances on post.