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  • 1. THE 1STINFANTRYDIVISIONPOST FORT RILEY, KAN. The Fort Riley Tax Center is now open in Building 7034 at the corner of Normandy and Bullard Street to prepare 2009, 2010 and 2011 federal tax returns. The tax center will also prepare state tax returns as a courtesy when com- pleting your federal return. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Walk-ins appointments are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. You can make an ap- pointment either in person or by calling 785-239-1040. Appoint- ments will be available Monday through Friday only. Saturdays are strictly walk-in days. A warrant officer recruiting team from the U.S. Army Re- cruiting Command will be at Fort Riley Feb. 7 to 8 to conduct brief- ings. Briefings will be at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Building 8388 on Armistead Street. For more infor- mation, call Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael A. Grinter at 502-626- 0458 or michael.grinter@usarec. More information also can be found at mil/hq/warrant. Effective Feb. 7, the Quarter- master Laundry Service located in Building 229 will no longer clean organizational clothing and individual equipment, or OCIE, for individual Soldiers. All OCIE turn-ins to the central issue facility, or CIF, will be clean and all repairs made in accordance to TM10-8400-201-23, General Re- pair Procedures for Clothing. No dirty OCIE will be accepted under any circumstances and prior to DX all OCIE items will be clean. Fort Riley residents and per- sonnel are reminded to call 911 in the event of an emergency. The Military Police number, 785-239- MPMP (6767), should only be used in non-emergency situations. The Tricare Service Center will operate under new hours. The center will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. For more information, call 785-239-7000 The referral management office and the appointment line at Irwin Army Community Hospital will close at 4:30 p.m. Please plan accordingly when call- ing the referral management or the appointment line. The Army Attache Manage- ment Division is recruiting highly qualified Regular Army noncommissioned officers in the rank of sergeant to sergeant first class to serve in U.S. embas- sies around the world. Contact the Army Attache Management Division for more information or to request an application for Defense Attache assignment. Call Master Sgt. Matthew Tuiasosopo at 202-231-7291 or email mat- or The iWATCH SAR online re- porting form is updated and the link is now live on the iWATCH page at Viewer.aspx?id=5116. HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE IN BRIEF  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012 Vol. 4, No. 4  SAFETY HOLIDAY As of Thursday, Feb. 2, days have passed since the last vehicular fatality on Fort Riley. With 67 more, the post will celebrate with a safety holiday to take place at each unit’s discretion. 0 4 4 6 FEB. The next USAG Resilience Day Off will be: By Mollie Miller 1ST INF. DIV. PUBLIC AFFAIRS The 1st Infantry Division is ready to take charge of the mission in eastern Afghanistan later this year, a top Army general said dur- ing a Jan. 28 visit to Fort Riley. “This organization has great history, great people and a great spirit,” said Gen. David Rodriguez, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command. “We have the right people here at the right time, and we are very happy about that.” Rodriguez, who is responsible for the manning, equipping and FORSCOMcommanderobservesUEprogress Mollie Miller | 1ST INF. DIV. Maj. Gen. William Mayville, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley commanding general, left, welcomes FORSCOM commanding general, Gen. David Rodriguez, right, to the 1st Inf. Div. headquarters Jan. 28. Rodriguez visited Fort Riley to observe UE 12-01, the largest command post training exercise conducted at Fort Riley since the division’s return from Germany in 2006. Readytoroll See RODRIGUEZ, page 8 Mollie Miller | POST Brig. Felix Gedney, 1st Inf. Div. deputy commanding general for transition, offers Central Flint Hills Region media mem- bers an overview of the scope of UE 12-01 during an inter- view Jan. 27 at division headquarters. Amanda Kim Stairrett | 1ST INF. DIV. Lt. Col. John Hamner, 1st Inf. Div. deputy SJA, and Sharon Reid, widow of Judge John Thomas Reid, cut the ribbon during a dedication cer- emony for a courtroom in Clausen Hall. It was named in honor of Reid’s husband, the late Honorable John Thomas Reid, a Kansas district judge who presided over cases at Fort Riley for 17 years. COURTESY PHOTO Officially closing the Market Site, Master Sgt. Kevin Walker, operations and plans, DHHB, 1st Inf. Div., rings the NASDAQ Bell in New York City Dec. 28 with Tina Atherall, executive vice presi- dent of Hope for the Warriors. By Amanda Kim Stairrett 1ST INF. DIV. PUBLIC AFFAIRS Judge John Thomas Reid’s friends and Family agreed he was a humble man who shied away from the spot- light, but he would be thrilled about an honor bestowed upon his memory Jan. 24 at a dedication ceremony at Fort Riley. Fort Riley’s Staff Judge Advocate hosted the ceremony to name a court- room in Clausen Hall for Reid, who served as the U.S. Magistrate judge at Fort Riley from 1987 to 2004. He died Nov. 16, 2008. Reid’s wife, Sharon, daughter, Jen- nifer Reid, and son-in-law, Todd Te- desco, attended the dedication, along with judges and lawyers from across the state of Kansas. Reid traveled to Fort Riley 25 times a year for dockets on the first and third Thursday of every month, said Judge Karen Humphreys, Chief Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. During his visits to Fort Riley to preside over cases, Reid loved meeting Soldiers, Jennifer said. “He loved Fort Riley,” Todd add- ed. A plaque that will hang outside the courtroom highlighted Reid’s service to Fort Riley. It read: “The dedication of this courtroom honors Judge Reid’s unwavering commitment to the fair administration of criminal justice and his distinguished duty to Fort Riley for 17 years in the management of the criminal cases during his service. He earned the respect of the legal com- munity, the affection of his colleagues and a reputation for fairness, compas- sion, wit, intelligence and patience.” SJA dedicates courtroom to former Fort Riley judge By Pamela Redford 1ST INF. DIV. POST The closing NASDAQ bell in New York City’s Times Square nor- mally represents the end of daily trading on the MarketSite, the larg- est electronic stock market in the U.S., but on Dec. 28, the ceremony’s symbolism ran a bit deeper for Mas- ter Sgt. Kevin Walker and his Family when he was honored with the special task of officially closing the market. “Him ringing the closing bell for NASDAQ was kind of like a way to end it, our Army life,” said Patti Walker, Army Wounded Warrior ad- vocate at Fort Riley and wife of Mas- ter Sgt. Kevin Walker, operations and plans, Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Infantry Division. “I was closing NASDAQ and closing my military career at the same time,” Kevin mused, recalling the symbolic experience and the live television broadcast itself was much bigger than he thought it would be. Kevin will be retiring this year af- ter 24 years of service. He is a survivor of Traumatic Brain Injury sustained during a 2004 deployment to Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated, sending a one-inch-by- one-inch piece of shrapnel through his nose and into his brain. Kevin lost his left eye and spent months recov- ering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Doctors told Patti her husband would spend the rest of his life in a nursing home. But after what Patti calls a miraculous recovery, the cou- ple was able to fight successfully for Kevin to stay in the Army and return to Fort Riley. Fort Riley wounded warrior closes NASDAQ in New York By Jim Garamone AFPS WASHINGTON – Spending pri- orities in the forthcoming Fiscal Year 2013 defense budget request call for reductions in the end strength of the Army and Marine Corps, an increase in special operations forces and main- taining the number of big-deck carri- ers, said Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta Jan. 26. The Pentagon’s budget topline request is set at $525 billion for FY 2013, with an additional $88.4 bil- lion for overseas contingency opera- tions, mostly in Afghanistan. This is down from $531 billion and $115 billion, respectively, in this fiscal year. Department of Defense officials used the new defense strategy guid- ance President Barack Obama an- nounced in January to shape the bud- get request, the secretary said. The budget seeks to minimize the impact of cuts on personnel accounts. Service members will receive their full pay raises in FY 2013 and 2014, Pa- netta said. “We will achieve some cost savings by providing more limited pay raises beginning in 2015,” he said. Health care is another important benefit, and one that has far outpaced inflation. Changes to health care will not affect active-duty personnel or their Families, Panetta said. “We decided that to help control growth of health care costs, we are recommending increases in health care fees, co-pays and deductibles for retirees,” he said. “But let me be clear that even after these increases, the cost borne by military retirees will remain below the levels in comparable private-sector plans.” Overall, the request puts DoD on the path to save $259 billion over the Panetta announces budget priorities See PANETTA, page 8 “I was closing NASDAQ and closing my military career at the same time.” SGT. KEVIN WALKER DHHB See WALKER, page 8See DEDICATION, page 3
  • 2. 2 | FEBRUARY 3, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE This is the fourth in a series of articles highlighting Fort Riley services available to assist Sol- diers, Families, civilians and re- tirees in meeting their 2012 New Year’s resolutions. By Pamela Redford 1ST INF. DIV. POST In this day and age, spend- ing quality time with Family members can be a challenge between career, school and so- cial requirements. The Fort Riley’s Leisure Travel Center has a plethora of outlets for Soldiers and Fami- lies looking for a little down time. Teresa Mayes, manager, Leisure Travel Center, offers the following vacation ideas for those who’ve resolved to spend more quality time together in 2012: Local attractions and events: • Disney Live! Three Classic Fairytales, Topeka Expocentre, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Feb. 5 • VFC Fight Night, Junc- tion City Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 • Monster Jam Advance Auto Parts Monster Freestyle Mania Show, Kansas City Sprint Center, Feb. 11 to 13 • Cirque de Soleil’s Michael Jackson The Immortal World tour, Kansas City Sprint Cen- ter, 8 p.m. Feb. 22 • Disney on Ice Treasure Trove, Kansas City Sprint Center, March 22 to 24 • Rolling Hills Zoo, just west of Salina off Interstate 70, open yearround Armed Forces Vacation Club: AFVC is a “space available” program that offers condomin- ium vacations at resorts around the world for only $369 per unit/per week. For those who enjoy off-season activities in popular locations without the hassle of high-season prices and crowds, along with the ability to travel on 10 days notice or less, the AFVC can offer vaca- tions at value prices. Disney’s Armed Forces Sa- lute Military Discount: Walt Disney World in Or- lando and Disneyland in Ana- heim, Calif., are offering pro- motions to active and retired U.S. military personnel through Sept. 30, 2012. Currently, Walt Disney World offers a four-day park hopper ticket or four-day water park ticket for $138, and Disneyland offers a three-day park hopper ticket for $99. Discounts on Disney Hotels also are available. Here’s to the Heroes: SeaWorld Parks and Enter- tainment is opening its doors to the Armed Forces and their Families through Dec. 31, by offering a single-day compli- mentary admission. California attractions: • Disneyland • Universal Hollywood • Legoland • Sea Life Aquarium • Aquarium of the Pacific • Medieval Times • Sea World • San Diego Zoo • San Diego Sport Fishing • Knott’s Berry Farm • Magic Mountain • Hurricane Harbor • City Pass for San Diego, San Francisco, Hollywood and Los Angeles • Area hotels Florida attractions: • Boggy Creek Airboats • Gatorland • Kennedy Space Center • Medieval Times • Pirates Dinner Adventure • Arabian Nights Dinner Show • Ripley’s Museum • Wet ’N Wild • Sleuth Mystery Dinner • Florida Aquarium • Titanic • Orlando Balloon Rides • Orlando Magic • Miami Speedway • Daytona International Speedway • Blue Man Group The Leisure Travel Center has discounts on cruise tickets, all-inclusive resort packages, theme park tickets, Colorado ski packages and a variety of hotels, spas and destination packages. As a full service travel agent, they also offer vacation plan- ning with military travel vouch- ers, allowing Families to select a destination, make hotel reser- vations and purchase attraction tickets conveniently from the local Leisure Travel Center at bargain prices. “Everybody needs to get away sometimes,” Mayes said. “It brings the kid out in you.” The Leisure Travel Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 785- 239-5614 or 785-239-4415 or stop by Building 6918 on Custer Hill. TRAFFIC REPORT CLOSURES Estes Access Control Point is closed for about 12 to 18 months for major construction. Traffic will be re-routed to Four Corners on Vinton School Road. Rifle Range Access Control Point is open from 5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, to facilitate Estes ACP closure. Henry Access Control Point, as of Feb. 7, will become a one-way entrance from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. The Trooper Access Control Point will be closed to inbound traffic from 7 to 10 a.m. Feb. 6. Outbound traffic will remain open. Inbound traffic is encouraged to use the Grant ACP. ACP HOURS OF OPERATION The Directorate of Emergency Services would like to bring attention to the available access control points for normal and federal holiday hours. Four Corners/Ogden/ Trooper/Henry: 24/7 Rifle Range: 5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday, closed on federal holidays Estes: Closed 12th Street: 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday Grant: 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sundays and on federal holidays. Each week, the 1st Inf. Div. Post will publish a detailed map with traf- fic information from the week prior. Readers are encouraged to use this information to select the best route to enter the post. The first such map is below. 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  • 3. FEBRUARY 3, 2012 | 3HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE On Jan. 18, 2012, Spc. Bryant Whiteside, Head- quarters and Headquar- ters Company, 1st Bn., 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, was tried at a Special Court-Mar- tial and found guilty of three specifications of failing to go at the time prescribed to his appointed place of duty; three specifications of willfully disobeying a law- ful command from his superior commissioned officer; two specifica- tions of disrespecting his superior commis- sioned officer; three specifications of disre- specting a superior non- commissioned officer; and one specification of assaulting a noncommis- sioned officer. The mili- tary judge sentenced Whiteside to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined for four months and to be discharged from the service with a Bad-Conduct Discharge. On Jan. 18, 2012, Sgt. Martin Duran Jr., I and S Company, Division Head- quarters and Headquar- ters Battalion, was tried at a Special Court-Mar- tial and found guilty of one specification of wrongfully distributing marijuana; one specifi- cation of wrongfully using marijuana; one specification of wrong- fully using Adderall – a Schedule II controlled substance; one specifi- cation of wrongfully using Ritalin – a Sched- ule II controlled sub- stance; one specifica- tion of failing to go at the time prescribed to his appointed place of duty; and one specifica- tion of failing to obey a lawful order. The military judge sentenced Duran to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to be con- fined for 30 days and to be discharged from the service with a Bad-Con- duct Discharge. RECENT RESULTS OF COURTS-MARTIAL AT FORT RILEY DEDICATION Continued from page 1 By Pamela Redford 1ST INF. DIV. POST Sixty-one Soldiers with the 1st Platoon, 977th Military Po- lice Company, 97th MP Battal- ion, were honored Jan. 27 with an awards ceremony in front of friends and Family members at Barlow Theater on Custer Hill. The 1st Pltn. returned in December 2011 from a year- long deployment to Afghani- stan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom under the command of platoon leader, 1st Lt. Zachary Youngsma, and platoon sergeant, Sgt. 1st Class David Rupp. “I am proud to report on their behalf, mission accom- plished,” said Lt. Col. Michael L. Matthews, commander, 97th MP Bn. Calling the combat veter- ans “true American heroes,” Matthews said the day was a celebration of excellence for accomplishing the mission to very high standards. The “Raiders” conducted detention operations in sup- port of Special Operations Command, Afghanistan. Mat- thews praised them for secur- ing and safeguarding the very people trying to destabilize the nation. “Sixty out of 61 volunteered for their service to our nation Pamela Redford | POST The 1st Pltn., 977th MP Co., 97th MP Bn. is decorated during an awards ceremony Jan. 27 at Barlow Theater as Family members and friends look on. The “Raiders” recently returned from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. ‘Raiders’ receive awards after 1-year Afghanistan deployment Pamela Redford | POST First Lt. Zachary Youngsma, 1st Pltn. leader, 977th MP Co., 97th MP Bn. is awarded the Bronze Star Medal by Lt. Col. Michael L. Matthews, commander, 97th MP Bn. during an awards ceremony Jan. 27 at Barlow Theater. The “Raiders” recently returned from a yearlong deploy- ment to Afghanistan.See RAIDERS, page 8 Amanda Kim Stairrett | 1ST INF. DIV. Maj. Gen. John O’Connor, deputy chief of staff, logistics, Forces Command, center, talks to Troy Nave, Fort Riley’s Property Accountability Recovery Team warehouse supervisor, right, and Jim Stone, PART program manager, left, Jan. 23 during a two-day visit to Fort Riley to see the warehouse and sustainment operations center. O’CONNOR VISITS Reid was the longest-serv- ing magistrate judge at Fort Riley, and received the Com- mander’s Award for Public Service in November 2002. During his funeral, Fort Riley Soldiers provided a military honor guard, Humphreys said. Two judges, one of them Humphreys, replaced Reid upon his retirement. As they observed him during court proceedings, Humphreys said it was quite clear he took great care to conduct the hearings with genuine courtesy and dignity. “He had a strong purpose in making each defendant feel that his case was important and that the docket should never be conducted like a high volume cattle call,” she said. “He honored the words of Socrates in his approach: ‘Four things belong to a judge – to hear courteously, to an- swer wisely, to consider sober- ly and to decide impartially.’” Reid set a high bar for how the criminal docket at Fort Riley should be managed, Humphreys said. For Reid’s loved ones, the dedication was about honor- ing a man for whom they were proud. “I’m just really touched,” Sharon said. “It means a lot to our Family.” Amanda Kim Stairrett | 1ST INF. DIV. Sharon Reid, widow of Judge John Thomas Reid, reads a plaque with her daughter, Jennifer Reid, honoring the late judge Jan. 24 at Fort Riley. Fort Riley’s SJA hosted a dedication ceremony to name a courtroom in Clausen Hall for Reid. He served as the U.S. Magistrate judge at Fort Riley from 1987 to 2004. He died Nov. 16, 2008. HOUSE FILL AD Daily Union DailyDailyDaily DailyDaily DailyDaily DailyDaily Daily UnionUnionUnion UnionUnion UnionUnion UnionUnion Union Get more Follow us on: Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter log on @
  • 4. 4 | FEBRUARY 3, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE Irwin Army Community Hospital’s goals are to provide health care for warriors, military Families and retirees; support the deployment of medically ready forces; and remain agile to meet diverse requirements. One IACH employee who assists in accomplishing that mission is spotlighted each week. CAPT. COLLEEN McMANAMAN DOCTOR Hometown: Parker, Colo. Start date at IACH: Nov. 13, 2011 Years in area of specialty: Four-and- a-half years What do you like most about working for IACH? It is a small community hospital. The staff is friendly and helpful. What should patients know about you? I enjoy being a Family physician. I treat every patient equally and with respect. How are you dedicated to wellness and inspiring trust? I will try to help my patients as much as possible and to the best of my ability. FACES OF IACH Colleen McManaman IRWINFORMATION “I’m constantly on the go but need a convenient way to look up my doctor referrals and payments. Is there an app for that?” TriWest recently launched an application for the Android, iPhone and iPad that allows beneficia- ries to access their medical records on the go. Patients can access their preven- tive care schedules, urgent and emergency care guide- lines, deployment-related checklists and referrals and authorizations. TriWest also has a mobile website that helps you securely access claims and fees or premiums due. To access the mobile features go to and click on “Beneficiary” and then “Registration.” Patients also can view the Irwin Army Community Hospital Face- book page to access the link. If you have a question for IrwINformation, send it to or call 785-239-8414. By Katherine Rosario IACH PUBLIC AFFAIRS Irwin Army Community Hospital will take part in the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute’s “The Heart Truth” campaign Feb. 3. The purpose of the campaign is to bring awareness to heart disease. Members of IACH will par- ticipate in National Wear Red Day to help spread the cam- paign message, “Heart Disease Doesn’t Care What You Wear, It’s the No. 1 Killer of Women.” Although significant prog- ress has been made to increase awareness among women that heart disease is their No. 1 killer, most women fail to make the connection between heart disease risk factors and their personal risk of developing the disease. The disease is largely preventable, but kills more women than all forms of cancer combined, according to the in- stitute’s website. About 80 percent of women ages 40 to 60 have at least one factor that puts them at risk for heart disease. Quitting smoking can drastically reduce a wom- an’s risk of heart disease, as well as staying in shape and main- taining good cholesterol levels. “The primary measures to maintain a healthy heart are diet and exercise,” said Pete Wiemers, health promotion educator, Department of Public Health, IACH. “The hospital offers several self-referral pro- grams for disease and weight control.” Patients at IACH can go over some simple steps with their doctor to make sure they are keeping their heart healthy. Patients can ask their doc- tor about their blood pressure and cholesterol numbers. Their doctor also can take their body mass index to help them deter- mine a healthy weight, and the Nutrition Care Department at IACH can help patients learn how to eat healthier, Wiemers said. While heart disease risk be- gins to rise in middle age, heart disease develops over time and can start at a young age, even in the teen years. It’s never too early or too late to take action to prevent and control the risk factors for heart disease. To schedule an appointment with a doctor, call 785-239- DOCS (3627). IACH staff celebrates Wear Red Day By Katherine Rosario IACH PUBLIC AFFAIRS Irwin Army Community Hospital has state-of-the-art equipment and eye specialists ready to help patients who have glaucoma. January is National Glau- coma Awareness Month, which aims to educate people on the importance of maintaining healthy eyes. Glaucoma is most com- monly found in adults 40 years of age and older, when the op- tic nerves in their eyes become damaged. Although glaucoma cannot be cured, early detection with a comprehensive eye exam and prompt treatment can help pre- serve vision, said Dr. Emmanuel Kai-Lewis, IACH ophthalmolo- gist. “You can lose your eyesight from this disease,” he said. “Most people don’t notice that something is wrong before it is too late, and that’s a shame because this disease is prevent- able.” Glaucoma is more common in the retiree population, but also can occur in younger adults. Open-angle glaucoma is more common and is diagnosed by the presence of larger nerves and thinner corneas, as well as higher-pressure levels in the eye. “The pressure behind the eye builds up so much that the nerves cannot support it, and the nerves start to break down and become damaged,” Kai- Lewis said. When the nerves are dam- aged, patients may experience tunnel vision. Visual field tests can check the progression of the damage. “If your pressure is between 12 and 22, then you are in the normal range, but anything above that can be a warning sign of glaucoma,” he said. Family history can increase a person’s chance of contracting glaucoma. “The problem with glauco- ma is that it is a very slow-grow- ing disease, and most people don’t notice something is wrong with their eye until the disease is in full swing,” Kai-Lewis said. To treat the disease, drops can be used to alleviate the pres- sure behind the eye. There also is a laser treatment known as a selective laser. “We have the laser here at IACH, and it goes into the drainage system of the eye to help drain the eye better and does not destroy the tissue,” he said. Most patients who opt to receive the laser treatment are treated once and then receive annual checkups to ensure the nerves in their eyes are still re- sponding to the treatment. Surgery is the last option after all other therapy has been exhausted, he said. “If we can diagnose it early, then we can start treatment and may be able to keep the patient comfortable with just the eye drops,” he said. If someone is concerned about glaucoma because of Family history, IACH can check the nerve health in the patient’s eye. People who are diabetic also are at a higher risk for develop- ing glaucoma, he said. “Glaucoma really sneaks up on you, and most people won’t be able to tell they have it un- til it’s too late,” he said, adding medication prescribed to pa- tients by their doctors should be taken as directed. To make an appointment for an eye exam, call 785-239- DOCS (3627). Early detection can prevent vision loss By Karla Simon USAPHC Radon is present in every geographic region in the U.S. It is found in new and older homes, schools and workplac- es. It can’t be smelled, tasted or seen, yet it may be the most potent carcinogen in a home. The Environmental Pro- tection Agency estimates that more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. per year are caused by radon. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, it’s the second leading cause of lung cancer. Only smok- ing causes more lung cancer deaths. Radon is mainly produced from the natural decay of ura- nium in soil, rock and water. It is a radioactive gas that moves through the ground to the air above. Radon be- comes a problem when it seeps through cracks and holes in a building’s foundation and ac- cumulates in the basement or lower levels of a home. It is often measured in picocuries per liter. The EPA recommends tak- ing steps to reduce radon at confirmed levels of 4 pCi/L or higher. Levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk. Radon can build to an unhealthy level during colder months when home occupants try to con- serve heat by keeping windows and doors closed. Breathing these elevated levels of radon can damage the lungs. There are several ways to protect yourself: • Test your home. Testing is the only way to find out if radon is present. It is inexpen- sive and easy. The cost is about $20 to $30. • Don’t forget to test the water if it comes from ground- water, including well and mu- nicipal water. Dissolved radon can be released when water is heated and used. • If radon is detected, fix any problems with the foun- dation. Seal cracks and other openings around pipes and drains. • Cover any exposed earth- en walls. • Paint concrete floors with a sealant. • Depending on levels of radon found after testing, have a radon reduction sys- tem installed. Consult with a professional to determine the best system dependent on the home foundation type: base- ment, slab-on-grade or crawl- space. For more information about radon including how to get a test kit, go to the Envi- ronmental Protection Agency at consguid.html or call the Ra- don Hotline at 1-800-sosra- don (1-800-767-7236). TRIWEST HEALTHCARE ALLIANCE H ave you ever been searching for a doctor and found one labeled as an M.D., while another is listed as a D.O.? You may have wondered what this means. There are two basic types of medical schools – Allo- pathic schools and Osteopathic schools. Doctors who attend the Allopathic schools become M.D.s. And if they graduate from the Osteopathic schools, they become D.O.s. Because of these differences, doctors vary in their views on medicine and treating patients. So, which is right for you? SIMILARITIES Both types of degrees produce medical doctors, who can prescribe you medicine and diagnose a condition. Here is what M.D.s and D.O.s have in common: • Had to earn a four-year degree with core science classes. • Attended four years of medical school. This is where the differences come into play, since there are two types of medical schools. • Went through a residency program that lasted three to seven years. • Required to pass licens- ing exams and obtain a state license. • Can practice in accredited hospitals and clinics. • Work side-by-side in the Military Health System to benefit service members and Families entrusted to their care. DIFFERENCES Doctors who earned a D.O. often focus on primary care or Family practice, although many do choose a specialty and train in the same residency programs as M.D.’s. D.O.’s also receive training in something called Osteopath- ic Manipulative Training, or OMT. OMT is similar to chi- ropractic work, but it’s not the same. This treatment manipu- lates the body’s muscles and bones to help with problems like back pain, shoulder pain and tension headaches. M.D.’s do not receive this training. Over time, the differences between these two types of medical schools have faded. More and more, both schools train doctors to view their patients as a whole, while promoting health, prevent- ing disease and treating when necessary. So which is right for you? Now that you know the dif- ferences, it all comes down to your personal preference. Which highlights your values, and the way you want to be treated? By Alyssa Whetstine TRIWEST HEALTHCARE ALLIANCE D id you know that cervical cancer was once a leading cause of cancer death in American women? In fact, in many developing countries, it still is. However, cervical cancer deaths in the U.S. fell by about 70 percent between 1955 and 1992, according to the American Cancer Society. What caused this differ- ence? One life-saving exam: the Pap test. Yet many women don’t go for their Pap tests, often because of misunder- standings about the exam. Avoiding this test boils down to one important thing: not having it could take you away from life’s most im- portant moments with your Family. Let’s take a few minutes to debunk some common myths: Myth: I can skip a few Pap tests without serious conse- quences. Reality check: According to the American Cancer Soci- ety, 60 to 80 percent of women diagnosed with invasive cervi- cal cancer haven’t had a Pap test in the past five years. Skip- ping just a few of these exams can allow cancer to develop without you knowing. Myth: If I’m going to get cervical cancer, a test won’t make a difference either way. Reality check: When found early, cervical cancer is highly treatable. Nearly 90 percent of diagnosed women survive because of early detection, ac- cording to the American Cancer Society. That’s why getting your Pap tests can mean the differ- ence between life and death. Myth: Once I’m done hav- ing children, I can stop getting my Pap tests. Reality check: If you’ve given birth to three or more children, you have a greater chance of developing cervical cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Preven- tion. 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  • 5. FEBRUARY 3, 2012 | 5HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE Commentary RILEY ROUNDTABLE HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE FEBRUARY 3, 2012 Will the Giants or Patriots win the Super Bowl and why? “The Giants because I hate the Patriots.” SPC. STEVEN STRAUSBAUGH | OHIO NO. 1 MAN – CO. D, 1ST BN., 5TH FA REGT. “The Giants are going to win because I hate the Patriots. I’m a Buffalo Bills fan, and they’ve pretty much dominated us for the past 10 years.” 1ST SGT. CHRIS WALDER UPSTATE NEW YORK FIRST SERGEANT – CO. D, 1ST BN., 5TH FA REGT. “The New York Giants are going to win the Super Bowl because Tom Brady is scared of them. He was scared of them in 2008. He was scared of them earlier this season when the Giants beat them, and they’re going to beat them again in the Super Bowl.” SGT. ERIC MENDEZ | BRONX, N.Y. TRAINING ROOM NCO CO. D, 1ST BN., 5TH FA REGT. “The Patriots because of Tom Brady – the all-time greatest quarterback of all time.” SPC. THOMAS TRIPLETT | MICHIGAN FIRE DIRECTION COORDINATOR CO. D, 1ST BN., 5TH FA REGT. “The Patriots. Tom Brady is going for revenge.” BRIAN STRYKER | MINNESOTA INSTRUCTOR OF MILITARY PROGRAMS BARTON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE THE 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION POST This civilian enterprise newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The 1st Infantry Division Post are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, or the Department of the Army. The editorial content of this publication is the responsibility of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley PA Officer and printed by Montgomery Communications, Inc., a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Government under exclusive written contract with Fort Riley. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement of the products or services advertised by the U.S. Army or Montgomery Communications, Inc.. 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Montgomery FORT RILEY EDITORIAL STAFF EDITOR Flavia Hulsey ASSISTANT EDITOR Dena O’Dell STAFF WRITERS Parker Rome, Melony Gabbert and Pamela Redford ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVES Melissa Tyson, Amanda Qayed and Sarah McClain CONTACT US For business or advertising matters, call The Daily Union in Junction City at 785-762-5000. For news offerings, call the Fort Riley Public Affairs Office at 785-239-8854 or DSN 856-8854, or e-mail LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Post welcomes letters to the editor. Letters should not contain any libelous statements or personal accusations. Letters accepted for publication must include the writer’s full name and phone number. Letters may be edited for space, but never for content. Send a fax 785-239-2592 or e-mail By Kansas Attorney Gen. Derek Schmidt KANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE N early every day, our office hears stories of Kansans whose per- sonal information has ended up in someone else’s hands. In today’s information age, it is easier than ever for identity thieves to get this information. On Jan. 28, we recognized National Data Privacy Day. As we commemorated this day and began a new year, it is a good time to review your precautions to guard against a tragic, and perhaps costly, privacy breach. Our computers contain a significant amount of personal information. Passwords, fi- nancial information and other files are often stored on our hard drives and even on the Internet. Identity thieves may try several different methods to gain access to this information. • Phishing scams. People on the Internet are not always who they claim to be. In a phish- ing scam, an identity thief will send you an email pretending to be your bank, credit card company or another place of business. It may tell you your password has expired and you need to reply to the email with your old password and new password to reset it. Or the email may contain a link that directs you to a website to change your password. The email and website may look official, even containing your bank’s logo, but this is just a scam to gain access to your online banking account. If you use online banking, always go through your bank’s homep- age to access your account. Links in emails cannot always be trusted, even if they look official. • Viruses. Scam artists and hackers also can gain access to your system by installing a virus on your computer. These viruses can then record your every action on your computer, including capturing your user- names and passwords to online accounts. The best way to avoid these viruses is to be very cautious when opening email attachments or downloading files from the Internet. Only open files from trusted sources. You also should be sure your antivirus software is up-to- date, and regularly scan your system for viruses. • Electronic devices. Thieves are always on the look- out for electronics, especially when they are left inside a car. When a thief gets a hold of a laptop computer or smart- phone, they don’t just get the device itself, but may be able to access the personal informa- tion stored on it. To prevent this from happening, first be sure to keep the device in a secure location. Second, use strong passwords to lock your computer and smartphone. Additionally, you may want to put another level of password protection on sensitive files and applications. * Physical files. Even with all the information that has been digitized, most of us still have many paper files. Whether it is tax information, blank checks, bank statements or bills, these documents can contain significant personal information. It’s important to keep these documents in a secure place in our homes and offices and to properly destroy them before throwing them away. Shredding them with a cross-cut shredder is one of the best ways to make sure identity thieves can’t get this informa- tion from your dumpster. Later this spring, our office will be sponsoring several shred-a- thons across the state to help you safely dispose of personal information. Even with the best precau- tions, data breaches do occur. News reports of hackers get- ting into banks and govern- ment computer systems are unfortunately common. When these data breaches occur, fed- eral and state laws do give you some protections. The business or agency where the data breach occurred is required to notify you of the breach. They also may be required to report the breach to credit monitoring agencies. Our office is continuing to crack down on identity theft, one of the fastest-growing crimes in America. If you believe you have been a victim of identity theft, please contact our office at 1-800-432-2310 or at CONSUMER CORNER Protect your personal data – online and off By Ronald Clasberry GARRISON SAFETY OFFICE W hether you are cutting pressure- treated lumber to build a deck in your backyard or performing complicated welding assignments during construction of a new space shuttle, proper eye protection is absolutely critical. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, each day about 2,000 U.S. workers have a job-related eye injury that requires medical treat- ment. About one third of the injuries are treated in hospital emergency departments, and more than 100 of these injuries result in one or more days of lost work. Your eyes are more vulner- able to accident and injury than any other part of your body. Just one small, even microscopic foreign particle can do serious or permanent damage to your eyes. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration, after analyzing volumes of data, has designed and published detailed stan- dards on the use of appropriate protection for your eyes. OSHA has developed these guidelines, in conjunction with the American National Standards Institute, to specify minimum recommended re- quirements for personal pro- tective equipment for optimal eye protection. Employers must provide eye PPE that protects employees from all manner of flying objects, large and small. For workers involved in welding or other torch-related duties, a detailed grid prescribes the darkening shade responsibilities of the eyewear to further protect you from the hazards of light radia- tion being generated. OSHA regulation 1910.133 explains the eye protection standards for general industry, including welding-related activities. Construction industry eye protection is addressed in a separate section, 1926.102, which outlines the standards for PPE at jobsites. In addition to flying objects and light radiation, these standards also address potentially dangerous chemical threats to your eyes. Most eye protection takes the form of a variety of styles of goggles or a solid face shield at- tached to protective headwear. According to NIOSH and OSHA, selection of PPE for work in the wood shop is criti- cal for your safety and comfort. The following are some tips for selecting eye protection PPE: Safety Glasses – minimum protection • Use only ANSI Z87.1 certified industrial eye protec- tion with Z87 on the frames/ lens. Normal street wear does not provide adequate eye protection in the shop. • Contact lenses do not provide eye protection. Contact lenses may present a significant corneal abrasion risk when working in dusty ar- eas unless tight-fitting goggles are worn. • Polycarbonate or Trivex lenses should be used when working in the wood shop. New prescription safety glasses with polycarbonate lenses should be hard-coated to re- duce scratching. • Safety glasses without a prescription are called “Plano” and should have side protec- tion. • Safety glasses without side shields are for general working conditions where there may be minor dust, chips or flying particles. • Goggles also should be worn over prescription safety glasses in high-dust environ- ments. If prescription safety glasses are worn alone, they should have side shields. Hybrid safety glasses/ goggles – better protection • Hybrid eye safety products have the comfort that glasses offer, as well as the enclosure of goggles and ventilated safety glasses. • Close-fitting safety glasses with a good fit between the body and lens provide better protection from dust and fly- ing particles than conventional safety glasses. • Wrap-around safety glasses that convert to goggles with a soft plastic/rubber face seal may offer better periph- eral vision than conventional goggles. Goggles – provide added protection • Use goggles for higher impact protection, greater dust and chemical-splash protec- tion. • Goggles for splash or fine-dust protection should have indirect venting. Use direct vented goggles for less fogging when working with large particles. For more information on eye safety visit the NIOSH website at topics/eye/. SAFETY NOTES Eye safety:Tips for avoiding ocular injury
  • 6. 6 | FEBRUARY 3, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE KDOT The Kansas Department of Transportation will accelerate $50-million worth of preserva- tion projects to produce jobs ahead of schedule and to take advantage of low construction costs currently available. The 32 projects that will be advanced are included in the 10-year, $8-billion T-WORKS transportation program passed by the 2010 Legislature. They are part of the $4.2 billion set aside under T- WORKS for preservation, which includes work like the repair and reconstruction of roads and bridges. “T-WORKS projects not only enhance the safety of travelers and support the state’s economic goals, they create jobs. By starting these projects ahead of schedule, we can cre- ate hundreds of construction jobs sooner than planned and provide an economic benefit to thousands of other Kansans and businesses,” said Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. Many of the 32 preserva- tion projects were scheduled for 2013; others had yet to have a start date. KDOT is able to move these projects ahead of schedule partly because of sav- ings captured in recent project lettings. “We will get these projects under contract this spring and summer so we can take advan- tage of the great bid prices,” said Acting Transportation Secretary Barbara Rankin. “And, accelerating the sched- ule means more workers will be receiving paychecks before the end of the year.” Advancing the project schedule was suggested last month by the Democratic legislative leadership during a news conference focusing on jobs. “When Representative (Paul) Davis and I announced our Kansas Jobs First plan last month, more than 50,000 Kansans were still unemployed. Accelerating T-WORKS proj- ects will not only improve our state economy, it will give hope to hundreds of Kansas Families still struggling to make ends meet,” said Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley. “I’d like to thank the governor and KDOT for moving forward on this important endeavor. This is the right thing for Kansas because it’s the right thing for Kansas workers.” “Job creation must be the first priority of the 2012 legis- lative session. This is a simple, revenue neutral action that will help get Kansans off the unem- ployment rolls and onto a pay- roll,” Davis said. “Kansans expect their lead- ers, whether they’re Republi- cans or Democrats, to work together to move the state’s economy forward, and I think today’s announcement is a great example of how we can work together to create jobs,” Brownback said. The list of projects to be advanced, as well as all other T-WORKS projects, can be viewed on the T-WORKS website at TWorks/. KDOTadvances projects to help produce jobs SPECIAL TO THE POST Whether a technician or a parts specialist Automotive Ser- vice Excellence certification can give a Soldier a unique advan- tage over his or her competition for job opportunities. 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  • 7. FEBRUARY 3, 2012 | 7HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE By Sgt. Gene A. Arnold 4TH IBCT PUBLIC AFFAIRS “Fire Mission” are the words yelled when a fire direction center sends coordinates to a gun line when they need to put rounds on target. This is one as- pect that will never change for the gun line sections of batteries A and B, 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Bri- gade Combat Team, 1st Infan- try Division. Prior to the arrival of the M777 Howitzers, these two fir- ing batteries only shot M119A2 Howitzers. The 2nd Bn., 32nd FA Regt., also known as “Proud Americans” became the first field artillery battalion in the 1st Inf. Div. to fire the M777 Digital Lightweight Field Ar- tillery Howitzer Jan. 23 on the outskirts of Fort Riley. A total of six teams, consist- ing of two teams from Btry. A and four teams from Btry. B, conducted section-level quali- fications by putting steal on target with the 155-millimeter rounds. “It feels awesome. It was great motivation for not only myself, but my section,” said Staff Sgt. Arza Hammond, sec- tion chief, 2nd platoon, Btry. A, 2nd Bn., 32nd FA Regt., as he answered the question of how it felt to be the first field artillery battalion at Fort Riley to train and conduct a live-fire exercise with the M777. “(Being the first to fire the M777) brings a lot of pride and motivation to the training. It feels great knowing that the leadership knew we were ca- pable of doing it, and we did,” Hammond said. Initially, the Proud Ameri- cans Battalion was an M119A2 Towed Lightweight Howitzer unit that shot 105-millimeter rounds, which proved to be more lethal and received sig- nificantly more range than its predecessor the M101A2 and the M102 howitzers. Over the past two months, training, from proper main- tenance, fire direction center training and individual tasks has been conducted to prepare for team certifications. Instruc- tors were brought in from the home of field artillery to pre- pare the battalion for the road ahead. “When we first come out here, we introduce them to the M777, then we explain the four major portions of the equip- ment and how they work. After that, we explain emplacement, displacement, fire missions and going out of traverse to be suc- cessful in a combat situation,” said Brett Prenton, M777A2 new equipment training team instructor, Charles F. Day and Associates, Fort Sill, Okla. The teams conducted a se- ries of four fire missions, send- ing a total of nine rounds on target with the supervision of their instructors. The purpose was to ensure proper com- mands and tasks were complet- ed for each fire mission without input from the instructor. “This is by far the best bat- talion that I’ve worked with. They did it perfectly every time,” Prenton said. Sgt. Jeremiah Warren, a sec- tion gunner for the fifth sec- tion, agreed with Prenton. “Yeah, that was so awe- some,” Warren said. “I feel like we have a great battalion, we have great leadership. All the sections work as a close-knit Family. Whenever we get a new task or assignment, we always come together and make it hap- pen like it was suppose to hap- pen.” Sgt. Gene A. Arnold | 4TH IBCT Gun One, occupied by a gun line with the 2nd Pltn., Btry. A, 2nd Bn., 32nd FA Regt., has smoke bellowing from the tube after firing a 155mm M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzer during a live-fire exercise Jan. 23 at Training Area 52, Fort Riley. The 2nd Bn., 32nd FA Regt. is the first battalion in the 1st Inf. Div. to fire the M777. ‘Proud Americans’ pull lanyard on M777 Howitzers By Sgt. Scott Lamberson 4TH IBCT PUBLIC AFFAIRS Soldiers with the 4th Infan- try Brigade Combat Team par- ticipated in Afghanistan Cul- tural Awareness training Jan. 25 to 27 at Fort Riley. 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  • 8. 8 | FEBRUARY 3, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE COURTESY PHOTO Master Sgt. Kevin Walker, operations and plans, DHHB, 1st Inf. Div., back, his daughter Brittany, left, mother-in- law, Lou Shoup, middle left, son Kevin Jr., middle right, and wife, Patti, right, enjoy their first trip to New York City last December, sponsored by Hope for the Warriors. after Sept. 11, 2001, during a time of war – knowing full well that their decision would require them to deploy and fight somewhere, sometime. It is humbling to be with them today. Indeed, it is hum- bling to be with them any day. Thank you all for your service to our Nation,” he said. Taking time to thank Fam- ily members for all they did to sustain their Soldiers from afar, Matthews said they were critical to the success of the unit. “You give so much and ask for so little. We could not achieve these high standards without you,” he said. Rachel Harper, wife of Spc. Randy Harper, received the Commander’s Award for Public Service, and Amanda Rupp, wife of Sgt. 1st Class David Rupp, received the Order of the Vivandieres for Outstanding Support, Dedi- cation and Devotion. Pfc. Monserrat Padron re- ceived the Army Achievement Medal for notorious service while performing force pro- tection duties at the Bagram Airfield. Pfc. Corey Eichenberger received the Joint Service Achievement Medal for ex- ceptional achievement in sup- port of Operation Enduring Freedom. Squad leader Staff Sgt. Robert Norton was awarded the Bronze Star Medal excep- tionally notorious service in a combat zone with exposure to risk of hostile action dur- ing Operation Enduring Free- dom. Platoon leader 1st Lt. Zachary Youngsma also was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. All Soldiers in the pla- toon received the Joint Ser- vice Commendation Medal and Afghanistan Campaign Medal. training of hundreds of thou- sands of U.S. troops, visited the Central Flint Hills Region to evaluate the “Big Red One” during the ongoing command post training exercise, Unified Endeavor 12-01. UE 12-01 is the largest exercise to take place at Fort Riley since the division’s re- turn from Germany in 2006 and is designed to prepare the headquarters to lead a regional command during an expected spring rotation to Afghanistan. The two-week exercise includes thousands of military and civil- ian personnel from all services and five nations. “(UE 12-01) is the final el- ement of our training progres- sion for the upcoming rotation to make sure we are fully pre- pared for the mission and chal- lenges we will face as the divi- sion headquarters in Regional Command-East,” said Brig. Fe- lix Gedney, 1st Inf. Div. deputy commanding general for transi- tion. Driven by a scenario that simulates day-to-day operations in Afghanistan, the UE 12-01 script is forcing troops to test everything from standard op- erating procedures to lines of communication. “We are dealing with a host of challenges,” said Lt. Col. Matt Vanwagenen, 1st Inf. Div. operations officer. “Through simulations, we are conducting air operations, resupply mis- sions, security operations with our Afghan partners and opera- tions with the state department and the government of Afghan- istan.” Rodriguez said the division’s response to these simulated operations and how well the Soldiers address whatever chal- lenges emerge throughout the scenario are helping assure him the 1st Inf. Div. will be ready to assume the mission in eastern Afghanistan as soon as Big Red One boots hit the ground. “We have been at this for many years, and we don’t have time to wait for them to get ready – they have to be ready as soon as they step (into Afghani- stan),” the general said. Echoing Rodriguez’s thoughts on the importance of the exercise’s ability to isolate and fix problems in the divi- sion’s operation plans, Maj. Gen. William Mayville, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley command- ing general, said he hopes UE 12-01 will help his team answer one very important question – is the division doing what it needs to do to get where they need to go? For the exercise’s senior mili- tary coordinator, the answer to Mayville’s question is certainly yes. “The Big Red One has never let America down. It is the old- est division in the United States Army, the most decorated divi- sion in the United States Army, has fought in every major en- gagement the Army has ever been engaged in and never once (has it) failed,” said Col. Chuck Sexton, commander, Mission Command Training Program. “The 1st Infantry Division is not going to fail now – rest easy tonight – they are not going to fail.” next five years and $487 bil- lion over the next 10. Panetta called the budget “a balanced, complete package” that keeps the American military the pre- eminent force in the world. It is a balanced package, the secretary said, because while some programs are elimi- nated or delayed, others are increased. The budget looks to re-shape the military to be more agile, quick and flexible that incorporates the lessons learned in 10 years of war, he said. Increasing the number of special operations forces is key to the plan, Panetta said, and special operators will begin to shift back to their traditional pre-9/11 mission of instruct- ing local forces. The request puts the Army on a path to drop to 490,000 Soldiers and the Marine Corps to 182,000 Marines over five years. Currently, the two services have 562,000 and 202,000 active-duty members, respectively. The secretary not- ed this is still higher than the numbers on 9/11. The budget treats the re- serve components very care- fully, Panetta said. After a de- cade of being an integral part of America’s wars, the reserve components will not go back to being a strategic Cold War- era reserve. The reserves will be the nation’s hedge against the unexpected, the secretary said. “We are making only mar- ginal reductions in the Army Reserve and Army National Guard and no reductions in the Marine Corps Reserve,” the secretary said. “The Air Force will make balanced re- ductions in the Air Guard that are consistent with reductions in the active component and Air Force Reserve.” The request also calls for more base realignments and closures and a “(Base Realign- ment and Closure)-like” au- thority to recommend changes to military retirement. “But the president and department have made clear that the retirement benefits of those who currently serve will be protected by grandfathering their benefits,” Panetta said. The budget maintains the current U.S. focus in the Cen- tral Command Region and in- creases American commitment to the Pacific Command area of operations. The request looks to maintain the Navy’s current 11 aircraft carriers and 10 car- rier air wings, Panetta said. It also will maintain the current Marine and Army posture in the Asia-Pacific Region and will base littoral combat ships in Singapore and Bahrain. The budget will eliminate two forward-based Army heavy brigades in Europe. Instead, brigades will rotate in and out of the area. The U.S. and Eu- ropean allies also will look to share costs for new capabilities, like the Alliance Ground Sur- veillance program. The Navy will retire seven older cruisers and two amphib- ious ships early, and the Air Force will eliminate six tactical air squadrons. The budget sinks more money into technologies to prevail in an anti-access, aerial- denial scenario and will fund the next-generation bomber and modernization of the sub- marine fleet. The F-35 joint strike fighter is key to maintaining domain superiority, and the military remains committed to the pro- gram, Panetta said. “But in this budget, we have slowed procurement to complete more testing and al- low for developmental changes before buying in significant quantities,” he said. The budget will maintain all legs of the nuclear triad – bombers, ICBMs and subma- rines – and will invest in sig- nificantly more capability in the cyber world, Panetta said. Panetta stressed the budget is based on strategy and will shape the force for the future. While the pain of cuts will be felt across the country, he said, it also will ensure a strong, ag- ile military for the future. The budget must pass Con- gress, and the secretary said he hopes members of Congress understand the strategy and nuances of the budget. “My hope is that when members understand the sac- rifice involved in reducing the defense budget by half a tril- lion dollars, it will convince Congress to avoid sequestra- tion, a further round of cuts that would inflict severe dam- age to our national defense for generations,” Panetta said. Although it wound take more than 20 trips back and forth to Walter Reed, not an easy transition Patti said, the Walkers pulled through with the help of friends and Family. “A lot of faith and the love that we have for each other – most definitely – that’s what got us through,” she said. After serving in rear detach- ment for his unit, Kevin was promoted to first sergeant of Company A, Warrior Transi- tion Battalion, in 2007; today he works in operations and plans, DHHB. The Walker’s visit to New York City was hosted by Hope for the Warriors, a national nonprofit organization that supports wounded U.S. service members, their Families and Families of the fallen. As part of the Hope and Morale program, the Family was treated to a six- day getaway. They also received a per- sonal escort from the New York Police Department to Times Square on New Year’s Eve with their children, Brittany, 19, Kevin Jr., 9, and Patti’s mother, Lou Shoup. “It was a once in a lifetime event,” Kevin said about his Family’s first trip to “The Big Apple.” After his retirement, Kevin said he wants to stay in the area with his Family and hopes to work in a Department of De- fense civilian job to continue helping Soldiers. “I love the military. It’s what I’ve done for the past 24 years,” Kevin said. “This is home.” Patti said today Kevin is happier than he’s ever been because he was able to take ev- erything bad that happened to him and turn it into a positive outcome. Using their experi- ences to help others, she said, is what she loves about her job and her life. “He’s never complained about what happened; he’s al- ways been a Soldier. When people ask him, ‘Are you angry about your injuries,’ he always said, ‘I knew what I was sign- ing up for 24 years ago, and this is part of it, and I’m proud to be a Soldier,’” Patti said. “He’s the most amazing man I’ve ever met – my hero.” “It works both ways,” Kevin said. “I wouldn’t have been able to do it without her.” RODRIGUEZ Continued from page 1 PANETTAContinued from page 1 WALKER Continued from page 1 Another aspect of the train- ing included key leader en- gagements. Senior leaders sat down with role players from the Afghan National Army and advised them on ways they could improve issues in their command and the sur- rounding region. The engage- ments consisted of teams of leaders from the “Dragon” Brigade, Soldiers with the ANA and Afghan translators. “Knowing how to interact and work with the Afghans is as important as training on our rifle skills and our battle drills,” said Lt. Col. Thomas Vogel, commander, Security Force Assistance Team, 4th IBCT. Throughout the training, Soldiers attended about 15 briefs, some of which includ- ed culture overview, Islamic overview, Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghani- stan, a block of instruction on the Afghan National Secu- rity Force, counter insurgency, training foreign forces, rap- port building and key leader engagements. “I think that this training is important because it gives you cultural awareness as far as how Afghans are, how Af- ghanistan’s Army works, the commanders intent, so every- one has perspective where we are going to and the environ- ment we will be in,” said Staff Sgt. Casey Marlow, forward observer, Co. A, 2nd Battal- ion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th IBCT. Powell said he hoped through the training Soldiers would have a better under- standing of Afghan culture, so when they go on their deploy- ment, they can better train and advise their counterparts. According to Marlow, that is exactly what he took away from the training. “This gives a better un- derstanding on how to oper- ate with another force from another country,” he said. “I like it. I would recommend that anyone going on a de- ployment attend training like this. There (are) certain things we don’t train enough on, and this helps a lot. I think it’s good. I’ve enjoyed it and learned a lot.” DRAGONS Continued from page 7 RAIDERS Continued from page 3 HOUSE FILL AD HOUSE FILL AD HOUSE FILL AD Looking for SeLection?ectionection?? find it in the cLASSifiedS Call 785-762-5000 to advertise! 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  • 11. FEBRUARY 3, 2012 | 11HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE February is Celebrating Cou- ples Month. Events to strengthen military couples’ relationships include: • Development Training for Professionals – 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 7, Riley’s Conference Center • Get your Groove Back – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Riley’s Confer- ence Center • We ARE Teammates work- shops – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 10, Riley’s Concerence Center Premarital Relationship Enrich- ment Program – 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 16 ad 23, Army Community Ser- vice, Building 7264. For more information, call 785- 239-9435. The next Fort Riley Network, a meeting to learn about activi- ties happening on post, will be at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 3 at Rally Point Bingo. For more information, call 785-240-1251. Picerne Military Housing will host a Family Game Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Forsyth Neighborhood Center. All on-post Family housing residents are invit- ed to attend. The event will include board games and activities for chil- dren of all ages, snacks and prizes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact your neighborhood office. A comedy night will be at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 at Rally Point Bingo. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show is $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Attendees must be 18 or older. For more information, call 785-784- 5434. Riley’s Conference Center will host a beer tasting event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 4. A limited number of $10 tickets are available. Participants must be 21 to participate. Tickets are available at Riley’s Conference Center and at Army Air and Force Exchange Ser- vices locations. Riley’s Conference Center will host a Sweetheart Dinner and Dance from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 10 and 11. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one at this event that will include a cocktail hour and hors d’ oeuveres, a four-course gourmet meal, and live music and dancing. For more information, call 785-784-1000. The Fort Riley Library will host a valentine’s day event from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 11 at Riley’s Con- ference Center. The event includes snacks, games and crafts. For more information, call 785-239-5305. A women’s conference will take place Feb. 24 at Riley’s Con- ference Center. The conference is free to attend. Lunch will be pro- vided at a cast. To register, call 785- 239-5614. Sessions of the Resilient Spouse Academy, a weeklong training for military spouses that teaches suicide intervention, re- sponding to reports of abuse or neglect, Master Resilience Training and financial resilience, in 2012 will take place: -March 5 to 9 -June 4 to 8 -Sept. 10 to 14 For more information or to reg- ister, call 785-239-9435. Upcoming USO Fort Riley No Dough Dinners in 2012 will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Building 7856 on Drum Street on Custer Hill. Some dinner locations may change. For information, call 785- 240-5326 or email usofortriley@ USO Fort Riley also is on Facebook at usofortriley. Click on “Events” to see the most up to date informa- tion for No Dough Dinners. Dates for dinners are: Feb. 13 and 29 March 14 and 29 April 12 and 30 May 14 and 31 June 14 and 28 July 12 and 31 Aug. 14 and 30 Sept. 13 and 28 Oct. 12 and 30 Nov. 14 Dec. 13 IN BRIEF Y M C K Y M C K CommunityLifeHOME OF THE BIG RED ONE FEBRUARY 3, 2012 PAGE 11  Y M C K Y M C K CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK By Dena O’Dell 1ST INF. DIV. POST Ware Elementary School stu- dents learned about roping, racing and riding Jan. 26 when four mem- bers of the Kansas State University’s Rodeo Club traveled to the school to do a presentation about the ro- deo. The presentation was in honor of Kansas Day. “It was a way of promoting the history of Kansas to kids at Ware,” said Valarie Lamoreaux-Reist, Family support coordinator at the school. “Since a lot of the kids are not from Kansas, we wanted to show them a little bit of the history and heritage of Kansas. Rodeo has a history in Kansas and continues to be a part of Kansas culture.” K-State Rodeo Club members ‘Ware Bears’ learn about rodeo, history Dena O’Dell | POST K-State Rodeo Club Member Trenton Heinen, left, answers a question posed by kindergart- ner James Coccarelli, second from right, about the rodeo while, from left to right, kinder- gartners Hailey Williams, Nicholas Rodriguez, Jayda Burton, Coccarelli and Bradley Mattson look on during the rodeo club’s Jan. 26 visit to Ware Elementary School. The visit was hosted as part of Kansas Day activities at Ware. Let’s ride See RODEO CLUB, page 14 By Pamela Redford 1ST INF. DIV. POST Students at Morris Hill Elemen- tary School celebrated Kansas’ 151th birthday in a unique way Jan. 26 by attending an old-fashioned barn dance, complete with folk music and traditional dancing. Kansas Day, a celebration of the state’s admission to the Union on Jan. 29, 1861, gave the students more than just a chance to party. Learning the history of Kansas through special lessons within the classroom was just the start of the school day. Guest speakers and performers from the Milford Nature Center, Flint Hills Old Timer’s Band, Geary County Historical Society and the Territorial Troubadours treated stu- dents to the sights and sounds early Kansans experienced. “We wanted to view things from the settlers’ and the Native Ameri- cans’ perspective,” said Anita Rogge, first-grade teacher, adding students were quite surprised by the types of entertainment early Kansans enjoyed, versus the televisions and gaming sys- tems of today. Territorial Troubadour Eric Childs said band members, who all dressed in periodic clothing for the event, were very excited about performing at the school. “We’re trying to bring attention to the First Territorial Capital … Learning about Kansas history is part of their standards in the education world,” he said. After a half an hour of music and merriment, students went back to their classrooms for a snack of freshly churned butter and crackers. Local students celebrate Kansas Day with barn dance By Melony Gabbert 1STINF. DIV. POST Several Valentine-themed events will be offered at Fort Riley in Febru- ary. Designed for couples, an evening of dinner and dancing will be from 6 to 10 p.m. on both Feb. 10 and 11 at Riley’s Conference Center. From 6 to 7 p.m., cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. A four- course gourmet-plated dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by dancing to music provided by a local disc jock- ey, according to Chris Downs, man- ager, Riley’s Conference Center. There is no dress code for the event. Dress is as formal or informal as attendees desire, Downs said. No tickets will be sold at the event. Tickets are now on sale and must be purchased before the event at Riley’s Conference Center. Cost is $25 per person. In the past, attendance for the event has been good, Downs said. This year, two evenings are planned because of the large number of rede- ployed Soldiers on post. For more information, call 785- 784-1000. All age groups are welcome to at- tend a Valentine’s party from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Fort Riley Library. Activities will include making val- entines, a scavenger hunt with prizes, pin the arrow on the heart and a pos- sible outdoor heart drawing contest, weather permitting, said Terri Sea- man, project manager, Fort Riley Li- brary. Participants also will be treated to heart-shaped cookies and punch. For more information, call 785-239- 9582. Custer Hill Bowling Center will host a Valentine’s Day Family Bowl and Wacky Tournament from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 13. For $30 per lane, bowlers will receive two hours of “glow” bowling, including shoe rental, one large pizza and a pitcher of soda. For more information, call 785-239- 4366. Fort Riley to host Valentine’s Day events Pamela Redford | POST A traditional barn dance Jan. 26 at Morris Hill Elementary School gives students an opportunity to cut loose on the dance floor and learn about the history of Kansas at the same time. By Melony Gabbert 1ST INF. DIV. POST With a population influx and par- ents sometimes deployed, Fort Riley Middle School staff members wanted to present opportunities for as many parents as possible to participate in the education of their children, according to Joe Handlos, principal, FRMS. That was the driving force for what started as an open house more than 10 years ago to grow into what is now called the “Souper Bowl.” This year’s Souper Bowl was Jan. 23 at the school. The Souper Bowl is not only an open house, but also is a science fair, a brief beginning band concert and an opportunity for Families to eat dinner together free of charge. With more than 80 staff members and 150 students participating, the Souper Bowl is a big production, Han- dlos said. Students formally participated in the event by providing active science fair demonstrations, acting as guides, providing information in selected classrooms, handing out flyers with maps printed on them, by playing orchestral instruments during dinner and by participating in the beginning band concert. One student, Katie Ollar, who provided science fair demonstrations, compared the event to a magic show. Ollar said she was so excited about the event, she left a detailed message about it for her parents that morning. Her mother, Sue, smiling, said she attended because of the note. The science fair project displays, titled, “Carnival of Knowledge,” were divided into sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade displays. Judging took place the previous Friday, Handlos said, and science teachers were provided substitute teachers in their classrooms for the day to allow the judging to occur. Other staff members aided in judging the more than 500 projects. Displays selected as regional quali- fiers will be taken to Emporia State University in February, according to FRMS celebrates more than 10 years of Souper Bowl K-State Rodeo Club member Isaac Spear, left, asks stu- dents a ques- tion about the rodeo during the rodeo club’s Jan. 26 visit to Ware Elementa- ry School. The visit was a part of Kansas Day activities at the school. Dena O’Dell POST Melony Gabbert | POST Teachers at FRMS serve Families a free chili and cinnamon roll dinner during Souper Bowl Jan. 23 at the school. Other Souper Bowl activities included a science fair, band concert and open house. See SOUPER BOWL, page 14
  • 12. 12 | FEBRUARY 3, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE By Col. William Clark GARRISON COMMANDER O ne of my top pri- orities as the garrison commander at Fort Riley is safety. It is something I take very seriously, and it is something I feel we need to work together to improve every day. On- and off-duty accidents can affect our work- place, and we must ensure we are mitigating risks to minimize accidents. From the highest levels of the Army, this is a prior- ity. So much so, safety is one of the key lines of effort in the Installation Management Command’s Campaign Plan 2012-2020. The campaign plan, now in its fourth ver- sion as of November 2011, maps out the way forward for IMCOM in order to pro- vide Soldiers, Civilians and their Families with a quality of life com- mensurate with the qual- ity of their service. In the campaign plan, IMCOM identifies five keys to success in achieving optimal safety on our installation. They are: • Effective privately owned vehicle – motorcycle and auto – safety programs in place • Heightened safety aware- ness across the command • Employ hazard control measures to foster a safe work- ing and living environment • Require and promote safe and healthy practices in professional and personal activities • Support senior com- mander’s safety and occupa- tional health programs Fort Riley already imple- ments several programs to help meet these keys to suc- cess. For example, Fort Riley’s Garrison Safety Office offers a four-hour defensive driv- ing course and has car and motorcycle simulators to help drivers sharpen their skills on the road. Classes are available for Soldiers, Family members and civilians, and once completed may make drivers eligible for insurance discounts. Our commanders under- stand the importance of safety and encourage use of tools to mitigate risks. Tools include the use of the Composite Risk Management system as the primary decision-making process to identify hazards, reduce risk and prevent loss. For those traveling, use of Travel Risk Planning System, or TRiPS, is encouraged, if not required. Further, according to the campaign plan, “Command- ers and leaders will lead the way in changing behavior to prevent accidents and will empower Soldiers, Families and civilians at all levels to speak up when they see some- one ignoring safety rules or doing something risky. Safety is everyone’s business and it is our responsibility to ensure safe performance in all we do. Everyone will be held account- able for accident prevention.” With that, I ask that you help ensure you and your bat- tle buddy, friend or coworker are always keeping safety in mind. Utilize the resources at your disposal. And if you see something that appears unsafe, notify your unit or organiza- tion’s safety officer or contact the safety office. The Garrison Safety Office offers training and informa- tion on all safety matter, rang- ing from defensive driving to severe weather safety. For more information on training and training materials or any of the programs men- tioned above, call the safety office at 785-239-2514 or visit aspx? Remember, a safe culture extends far beyond just get- ting behind the wheel of your vehicle. Safety is one of my top priorities, but it requires your help to maintain a safe environment at Fort Riley. To comment on this article or suggest a topic for the Com- munity Corner, send an email to Col. Clark COMMUNITY CORNER Safetytoppriority;requireseffortfromall,commandersays HOUSE FILL AD By Melony Gabbert 1ST INF. DIV. POST More than 1,100 students at Jefferson and Ware elemen- tary schools will take part in Military Saves Week and sign a “Saver Pledge” Feb. 19 to 26, according to William Brooks, manager, Armed Forces Bank, Fort Riley. The bank will work with lo- cal students as part of the 2012 Military Saves Campaign. To kickoff the campaign, Jo Ann Rooney, acting under secretary of defense, signed a memorandum designating the week of Feb. 19 to 26 as Mili- tary Saves Week. The military community is invited to join federal, state and local resourc- es, including military banks and credit unions to focus on financial readiness, reduce debt and save money. On Feb. 3, Garrison Com- mander Col. William Clark will sign a “Military Saves Week proclamation, Brooks said. The Armed Forces Bank will host contests for students at the two elementary schools, as well as brainstorming activities and bank tours. Students at the schools will sign the Saver Pledge, which states: “I promise to help my- self by saving money and using debt responsibly or not at all. I promise to help my Family, our friends and my neighbors by encouraging them to do the same.” During the week, all Armed Forces Bank branches will de- posit $10 into any new savings accounts. “One checking account can have up to five savings ac- counts attached to it, so some- one could break the bank that week,” Brooks said. The bank also will waive the minimum deposit requirement for 12 months for accounts opened during Military Saves Week. In addition to Military Saves Week, another program the bank offers – the Saving Cents program – is designed to make saving easy. The program allows all purchases made on Visa deb- it or check cards to be rounded up to the nearest dollar with the rounded up amount transferred into up to five attached savings accounts. Members can elect to have amounts rounded up from $1 to as much as $5 per trans- action. 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  • 13. FEBRUARY 3, 2012 | 13HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE By Pamela Redford 1ST INF. DIV. POST The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team’s spring 2012 de- ployment will be its third, but it will be the first time a mission has taken them to Afghanistan, and the first time under the command and control of the 1st Infantry Division headquar- ters staff. Col. Joseph D. Wawro, 4th IBCT commander, briefed at- tendees on preparations for the nine-month deployment during the Military Affairs Council breakfast Jan. 26 at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel and Geary County Convention Center, Junction City. According to Wawro, de- ployment preparation picked up in March 2011 and con- tinued through the summer, culminating with a brigade field training exercise in Au- gust at Fort Riley, the Smoky Hill Training Center and Fort Sill, Okla., where the “Drag- ons” focused on training lethal platoons, company intelligence support teams, command posts’ order processing and execution and integrated air assets. It took team work from across the division to success- fully complete the training mis- sions, Wawro said, with about 2,800 Soldiers saturated in the field, including four Dragon Battalions, the 1st Engineer Battalion and two battalions from Fort Sill. The 4th IBCT was previ- ously deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2007 to 2008 and from 2009 to 2010. Junction City Chamber of Commerce leaders and com- munity members got to see a little bit of the action from the exercises during a video high- lighting the training Wawro presented on the big screen. Continuing their “glide path,” the 4th IBCT will travel to the National Training Cen- ter, Fort Irwin, Calif., in Febru- ary for a monthlong capstone event for deploying units that will provide a realistic training environment, replication of the conditions in theater and large troop and equipment move- ments. NTC is equipped with Af- ghan role players, as well as amputee role players, Wawro said, so the first time a Soldier faces that situation won’t be in combat. The brigade will not be alone at NTC, according to Wawro, who said “Team Drag- on” will include more than 7,000 Soldiers with the 1st Bat- talion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division from Fort Stewart, Ga.; 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regi- ment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Divi- sion from Fort Campbell, Ky.; 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustain- ment Brigade from Fort Ben- ning, Ga.; Afghan national se- curity forces partners; and other Soldiers from the 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley. “For us, this is the last skir- mish before we go into harm’s way,” Wawro said. “You’re only as good as your sparring part- ner, and the NTC is set up to give us the best sparring partner that they can.” Success at NTC would mean certification of the 4th IBCT and the Army’s approval to deploy to Afghanistan this spring. “At the end of the day, what we do is for our Soldiers. It’s for them. And whatever we can do so that everybody comes back with all their fingers and toes, that’s what we’re going to do,” Wawro said. Wawro discusses upcoming deployment at MAC COURTESY PHOTO Karis Ryu, a 7th grade student in Manhattan, holds her award for best of show after winning the Manhattan/K-State community’s 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Art and Writing Contest Jan. 15 at the Man- hattan Public Library. Pamela Redford | POST Col. Joseph D. Wawro, 4th IBCT commander, briefs the community on the brigade’s upcoming deployment during the Jan. 26 Military Affairs Council breakfast at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel and Geary County Con- vention Center, Junction City. By Melony Gabbert 1ST INF. DIV. POST What may become the first Vintage Military Vehicle Club on an Army installation is now forming. “As far as I know, we will be the only post with a Vintage Military Vehicle Club,” accord- ing to Bob Smith, Fort Riley museum director. Smith and retired Sgt. Maj. Lowell May, who owns two vintage military vehicles, will be hosting an organizational meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Cavalry Museum. Those planning to attend should look for signs at the museum for the meeting room. Those with an interest in the club, antique or vintage vehicles, preserving vehicles, history, war or another related element should consider at- tending, Smith said, adding members do not need to own a vintage military vehicle. The group will determine activities, as well as meeting times, dates and frequencies. The club will be self-governing, but will be sponsored by and meet in the Cavalry Museum. The idea for the club was generated at the last Fall Apple Day Festival, in which May was invited with his vehicles. May has a 1952 Jeep, complete with a Davy Crockett, designed to launch nuclear warheads one- and-a-quarter miles. “One of the worst military weapons ever,” Smith said, re- ferring to the distance the war- head could be sent. Initially, the Army had only 50 of vehicle of this type, he said, and only five are known to still exist. May’s other vehicle is a 1967 ambulance, which he acquired before the Jeep. “I like history and always wanted a Jeep,” May said, add- ing all it took to acquire one was a tiny bit of encouragement from his wife. The Army sold vehicles to individuals in the past, accord- ing to May and Smith. Now, the Army gives vehicles to the forestry service and other orga- nizations, and the vehicles are sold through those entities. Of course, potential club members also can have an in- terest in military vehicles from other countries or from any pe- riod. And vehicles don’t have to be motorized, May said. They could include bicycles, wagons or other types of transportation. Smith and May will be send- ing out letters to nearby Kansas members listed within the three pages of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association mem- bers in Kansas. They also will be placing ads in MVPA publications, “Sup- ply Line” and “Army Motors,” as well as a notice in “Mili- tary Vehicles,” a non-MVPA publication. The move could potentially draw members na- tionwide. Smith and May both agreed they would love to see an antique military vehicle rally. “If this works out right, we will have a really good turnout for the next Fall Apple Day Fes- tival,” Smith said. For more information, con- tact Smith at robert.j.smith906. or May at Vintage Military Vehicle Club to begin on post Melony Gabbert | POST Retired Sgt. Maj. Lowell May shows off his 1952 Jeep- during the 2011 Fall Apple Day Festival. The Jeep is believed to be one of five in existence. May, along with Bob Smith, Cavalry Museum director, is trying to cre- ate a vintage military vehicle club on Fort Riley. AAFES PUBLIC AFFAIRS DALLAS – Just in time for the “big game,” the Army and Air Force Exchange Ser- vice and Coca-Cola are giving military shoppers the oppor- tunity to win one of 10 shop- ping sprees. The Coke Big Game sweepstakes will reward a grand prize of a $1,000 Ex- change gift card to 10 shop- pers worldwide. “The Exchange has every- thing football fans need to suit up for the ‘big game,’” said Chief Jeffry Helm, the Exchange’s senior enlisted ad- viser. “Whether it’s tailgate fixings or the latest electronics, authorized shoppers will find it with no sales tax at their Ex- change. While there, they can drop their name into the hop- per for a chance to win part of the $10,000 in prizes.” The Coke Big Game sweepstakes runs from now through Feb. 7. Contestants must be 18 years or older, and no purchase is necessary to enter. Winners will be an- nounced on or about March 23. Shoppers set to win big in Exchange sweepstakes K-STATE MEDIA RELATIONS MANHATTAN – In today’s social media world, news can spread in 140 characters or less. But the expectations of honesty and integrity in news reporting shouldn’t change, even if the type of media reporting it has, according to a Kansas State Uni- versity professor. “The pros of social media are far better than the cons,” said Bonnie Bressers, associate pro- fessor of journalism at the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications. “But the rules of ethics have to be ap- plied regardless of platform.” The problem, according to Bressers, is not the invasion of privacy, as some people argue, but that when a news story uses a quotation from a social media site, there is no way to be sure who the information really came from. “Social media creates an il- lusion of privacy,” she said, “but it isn’t really there. That’s some- thing that people need to realize. However, information on so- cial networking sites can be the journalistic equivalent of water cooler gossip, and it is important that information is vetted in the same way it was before the rise of social media.” One of the most revolu- tionary aspects of social media is the speed at which it makes information available. Yet this immediacy of information can also make breaking news error- prone, particularly in cases of tragedies or natural disasters, Bressers said. “Part of the fabric of disaster is the public clamoring for im- mediate information,” Bressers said. Now, with any headline- worthy event, journalists turn to social media to find people who may have been involved – similar to journalists flocking to the scene of a disaster. Millions use Facebook andTwitter world- wide, giving journalists access to numerous sources. Using social media for break- ing news isn’t necessarily nega- tive, Bressers said, as long as the public realizes that information reported immediately following an event might be more prone to the occasional miss-print. “I hope that media consum- ers are becoming more educat- ed,” she said. “Social media has created an understanding that journalists are accessible to the public, but it has also shortened the news cycle, which condi- tions people to continue to ex- pect news the minute an event happens. We all need to realize that in the heat of the moment there will be inaccuracies.” In any case, social media and the changes it has brought with it are not likely to go away any time soon. “We can’t stop it,” Bressers said. “I don’t even think we can slow it down. All we can do is acknowledge and accept social media.” Social media: Pros outweigh cons, professor says HOUSE FILL AD The following essay was written by Karis Ryu, 7th- grader and daughter of Warrior Transition Battalion Chap. (Maj.) Myung Ryu, for the Manhattan/K-State communi- ty’s 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Art and Writing contest. Karis Ryu won “Best of Show” and was the overall winner of the contest, which featured more than 150 entrants. SPECIAL TO THE POST D ear Martin Luther King Jr., I know that you passed away, but I hope that somehow, you’ll still be able to read this. I’m Karis. I’m 11 years old, I live in Kansas, and I’m South Korean. I just want you to know what an influence you’ve had on me and my world. As an Asian, I’m not exactly what people would call “white.” I am, in a way, “yellow.” There were people who used this fact to bring me down. For a long time, I let them. But then, one day in first grade, I learned that there was a holiday named after a man named Martin Luther King Jr. I learned about the things you did against racial discrimination. I heard about your role in the story of Rosa Parks and the bus boycott. I decided then that I wouldn’t let racial discrimination bring me down. I want to thank you for helping to bring the downfall of segregation, for letting African-Americans and Asians like me be welcomed in the U.S. There’s also your father to acknowledge. I hear that he was also a strong advocate for integration as well and raised you to believe it, too. He also encouraged you to become a preacher. Here, as I am writing this letter to you, I also remem- ber the influence of Mahat- ma Gandhi in your life. In class, I learned that you were inspired by his non-violent methods that helped free India from Britain’s rule. You made an effort to slowly tear down the wall that separated caucasians from other eth- nicities using non-violence. After all, as Gandhi once said, “You’ve just got to do what you’ve got to do.” Thanks to your indirect help, I’m now attending seventh grade at age 11 with lots of friends. I’ve probably said this a lot already, but I’m going to say it again: Thank you for your help. Sincerely, Karis Ryu Chaplain’sdaughter winsessaycontest Submit your comments to Fort Riley leaders through the Interactive Customer Evaluation system. Click on the ICE link at “Your Repair Specialist” 1-800-776-1193 Open 8-5:30 Mon.- Fri., 8-12 Sat. 216 S. 4th St. Manhattan, KS VFW Plaza Repairing • Shoes • Purses • Luggage • Leather Coats • Backpacks • Harness • Boots • Ball Gloves Family owned business since 1983 Assemble Your Troops and Assault the Outlet Today The Soldier’s Store HOurs: MOn-Fri 9 - 6 & sAT 9 - 5 785-238-2050 • 785- 238-3497 (FAX) • 722 n. WAsHingTOn 115 E. 7th St. • Junction City, Kansas • 66441 • 762-3081 Custom Embroidery Custom Screen Printing Custom Art Reg. 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  • 14. 14 | FEBRUARY 3, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE Julia Kaufman, executive board president and K-State Rodeo Team member, Julia Milligan, executive board so- cial chair, Trenton Heinen and Isaac Spear talked to the students about the history of the rodeo, as well as different competitive events featured at rodeos, including bareback bronco riding, breakaway rop- ing, team roping, barrel rac- ing, saddle bronco riding, steer wrestling, pole bending and calf roping. Spear of Littleton, Colo., 19, and a sophomore in bio- logical systems engineering, told students rodeos started with ranch hands demonstrat- ing skills they were really good at on the ranch. “It started a long time ago and went from becoming a way of life to a sport,” he said. He also talked to the stu- dents about his specialty – bareback bronco riding – which he said he has been do- ing since he was about 7 years old. Kaufman of Fairway, Kan., and a senior in elementary education, talked about bar- rel racing, which she actively competes in, as well as break- away roping. “I think (the rodeo is) a great sport and a great com- munity to be a part of, and it really teaches (those who are involved) responsibility, hav- ing to care for livestock,” she said. Milligan of Prince Freder- ick, Md., said in addition to participating in some rodeo events, she competes in Eng- lish jumping. She also said she hoped by talking to the students about the rodeo, they would gain a better understanding about the sport. “(I hope) that they gain knowledge about kind of a different sport other than the ones they learn in school,” she said. “They hear about base- ball, football (and) soccer all the time, but you know, the rodeo is really a great outlet … and, especially, I know with it being military Families, while they are in Kansas, there’s ro- deos everywhere, all the time. I am from Maryland actually, so rodeo on the east coast is no- where near as big as it is in the midwest and the south.” Heinen, a sophomore in mechanical engineering, and a first-time rodeo club member said he hoped by educating people about the rodeo, they would understand the sports- manship involved. “The more we can teach people about it, the less they think that it’s bad,” he said. “I know a lot of people think that rodeo is a harmful sport, (and), that we hurt animals, but really we’re not.” In addition to the presenta- tion, rodeo club members kept students engaged by calling on them to answer questions about the rodeo. Each correct question answered earned the students who answered the question a piece of candy. Raven DuPree, a first- grader is Allison Schoen’s class, was one of the students who correctly answered a question. DuPree said she enjoyed seeing rodeo club members demon- strate how to rope a cow, while Ethan Ammons, also a student in Schoen’s class, said he liked when they talked about catch- ing a sheep and tying its feet together. “I learned that they used the rope on animals, even bi- son,” said George Thomas, a second-grader in Amy Le- turgez’ class, while Thomas’ classmate, Gabriella Rivera, said her favorite part of the presentation was learning about all the different rodeo events. “It was a good assembly,” Rivera said. According to Kaufman, the K-State Rodeo Club is a tight-knit group consisting of more than 45 members, with about 15 of those members on the rodeo team. The team be- longs to the National Intercol- legiate Rodeo Association and competes in the Central Plains Region. UPCOMING EVENT The 56th annual K-State Rodeo Collegiate Rodeo will be Feb. 17 to 19 at Weber Are- na at the K-State campus. The rodeo will kick off with Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17; Kid’s Day at 1 p.m. Feb. 18, with the rodeo at 7:30 p.m.; and Mili- tary Appreciation Day and the rodeo finals at 1 p.m. Feb. 19. Tickets will be on sale at the K-State Championship Bull Riding event Jan. 27 at Weber Arena and the follow- ing ticket outlets Feb. 1: Var- ney’s in Aggieville; the K-State Student Union; RB Outpost ; Ampride, Manhattan; Tractor Supply, Manhattan; Orscheln’s in Manhattan and Junction City; Vanderbilt’s, Wamego; and Roy Frey Western Wear, Topeka. Rodeo tickets also are avail- able at Fort Riley’s Leisure Travel Center beginning Feb. 1, which includes 1,500 free tickets for “Military Apprecia- tion Day” Feb 19. RODEO CLUB Continued from page 11 HOUSE FILL AD Students from Morris Hill Elemen- tary School prac- tice old-fashioned moves for a barn dance Jan. 26 in celebration of Kan- sas Day, a celebra- tion of the state’s admission to the Union Jan. 29, 1861. Pamela Redford Post HOEDOWN Melissa Hall, technology in- structor, who also penned the winning competitive school district mini-grant to fund the science fair. At least two students – Chandler Devante and Jagar Haack – who were regional qualifiers with their science projects, acted as guides for the evening as members of the Na- tional Junior Honor Society. Devante, an eighth-grader, said he really enjoyed his sci- ence experiment, which exam- ined which brand of microwave popcorn was the most efficient. Jagar Haack, whose project also earned “Best of Team,” said he enjoyed the science fair project. Haack said he was sur- prised by the results of his ex- periment, which questioned whether exercising legs or arms would elevate heart rate more. Haack predicted exercising the arms would elevate heart rate more, but his experiment sup- ported that heart rate would be more raised by exercising the legs. Acting as guides, Devante and Haack took Family mem- bers to the cafeteria, where chili and cinnamon rolls were being served. “I’m starving,” Haack said. The dinner, which teachers served, drew a crowd. In the past, up to 400 dinners were served, according to Heather Oentrich, assistant principal. This year, about 240 dinners were served. Ashley Shelar, a regional sixth-grade science fair winner, said she was excited her father, Sgt. Justin Shelar, 2nd Battal- ion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, was able to attend. Sgt. Justin Shelar, who also attended to see his eighth- grade daughter, Alahna, play an instrument during dinner, said the event was fun. “It’s good to see what they are learning,” he said. First Lt. Lucas Mouton, Headquarters and Headquar- ters Company, 299th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Heavy Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div., attended the event to support his two daughters, who attend the school. Brianna, an eighth- grader, handed out flyers, and Elisha, a sixth-grader, played clarinet in the band. “I think it’s good for the kids to experience this … and the event allows us to support our kids,” Mouton said. SOUPER BOWLContinued from page 11 Stay in touch from anywhere Sign up for Stay In Touch with Fort Riley to get information about upcoming events on post and in surrounding communities. To register, visit and complete the form on the homepage. Cruise On In TO THE CLASSIFIEDS 222 W. Sixth St. • (785) 762-5000 Fullonlineaccess&eEdition Tuesday through Saturday The eEdition is an exact replica of the printed edition • Ask about our EZPay Plan • This offer is for Active Duty or Retired Military Calltoday•785.762.5000 Get The Daily Union.The Daily Union.The Daily Union.The Daily Union.The Daily Union. Online Fullonlineaccess&eEditionFullonlineaccess&eEdition $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ . Getallyourlocalnews& informationathome oronthego! 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  • 15. FEBRUARY 3, 2012 | 15HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE February 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. Mondays – Dollar Night, 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays – 2’Fers, 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays – Kid’s Night, 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays – Red Pin Night, 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays – Quarter Mania Night, 6 p.m. to midnight Saturdays – Saturday Night Lights, 6 p.m. to midnight Saturdays – Story Time, Fort Riley Library, 1:30 to 2 p.m. Sundays – Family Fun Sundays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. A dodge ball tournament will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 4 at King Field House. The cost to participate is $50 per team or free for active-du- ty teams. The tournament is open to those 18 years old and above, and teams may have a maximum of 10 players. For more informa- tion, call 785-239-2148. Doors will open at 11 a.m. Feb. 5 for a Warrior Zone Super Bowl party. Tailgating starts at 3 p.m. Games will be played and prizes will be awarded throughout the day. For more information, call 785-240-6618. Couple’s Zumba will be at 9 a.m. Feb. 11 at King Field House. For more information, call 785-239-2148. Custer Hill Bowling Center will host the Valentine’s Day Family Bowl and Wacky Tourna- ment from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 13. For $30 per lane, bowlers will receive two hours of “glow” bowl- ing, with shoes, one large pizza and a pitcher of soda. For more information, call 785-239-4366. Family Bingo will be Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. at Rally Point Bingo. Doors open at 2 p.m. For more information, call 785-784-5434. Custer Hill Golf Course will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Presidents’ Day Feb. 20. Fort Riley has a new auto- mated check-in-out system, iSportsman. Staff members will be present to assist with register- ing in the new iSportsman system. Individuals wishing to register prior may do so at the Fort Riley iSportsman webpage: www.fortri- All persons recreating in a training area at Fort Riley will use the iSportsman website while accessing Fort Riley. Activities include hunting, fishing, hiking, canoeing and kayaking, mushroom collecting, fuelwood cutting, bik- ing, horseback riding and other ac- tivities. Check-in and Check-out may be done with any personal device with Internet access or visit the iSportsman Kiosk located at 1st Division and Vinton School roads or visit the Environmental Division Office, Building 407, during normal business hours. Fort Riley iSportsman is the new standard and must be used by all persons recreating in a training area at Fort Riley in accordance with FR 210-15. The hunter card check-in-out procedure will be phased out during the fall 2011. For more information, contact the Environmental Division at 785-239-6211. SKIES is looking for in- structors for its School of Fine Arts, Recreation and Leisure; School of Sports, Fitness and Health; School of Academic Skills, Mentoring and Intervention; and School of Life Skills, Citizenship and Leadership. Flexible afternoon and evening hours are available. For more information, call 785- 240-5821. Fort Riley Sports is look- ing for fitness instructors and personal trainers. Qualified ap- plicants must have current CPR/ AED, liability insurance and fit- ness certification. Fitness instruc- tor contracting jobs are needed for step aerobics, yoga, kick boxing, Zumba and spinning. For more information, call 785-239-2813. IN BRIEF Y M C K Y M C K Sports&RecreationHOME OF THE BIG RED ONE FEBRUARY 3, 2012 PAGE 15  Y M C K Y M C K CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Parker Rome | POST Soldiers with Company D, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division make use of the weight room at the newly reopened Craig Fitness Center. Craig Fitness and Leonard Fitness centers reopened Jan. 29 after being closes for renovations. Work done at both facilities included repainting the walls, new floors, lowered ceilings and new mirrors. Craig Fitness Center received a climbing wall, racquetball court and massage area. Gym reopens COURTESY PHOTO BOSS Soldiers pose for a photo at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo., during a recent BOSS ski trip. While on the trip, the Soldiers were given special access at the X Games to priority seating, free meals and drinks. By Parker Rome 1STINF. DIV. POST Forty-seven Soldiers who went on the Better Opportuni- ties for Single Soldiers trip to Colorado witnessed history. The BOSS Soldiers saw pro- fessional snowboarder Shaun White win his fifth straight su- perpipe gold medal with a per- fect 100 run at the X Games Jan. 29 in Aspen, Colo. No snowboarder has ever re- ceived a score of 100 before that run. “We got to see that live, and I’m pretty sure I’ll never be able to do that again,” said Sgt. Erin Shafer, Company B, 601st Aviation Support Battalion, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. “I’ve been in three BOSS programs, and this is probably the best BOSS trip I have ever been on. It wasn’t something I ever expected to go see.” Sgt. Adam Millican, BOSS president, said the trip might have been the best trip any BOSS group went on. “This trip is probably the biggest and best trip that Fort Riley BOSS has ever done,” he said. “We each paid $200, and we worked it out, and it would have normally cost $3,000 per person to go on this trip.” During the trip, the Soldiers were given special guest passes from ESPN, which offered them priority seating, free meals and drinks and access to heated tents. “It met all of our expectations and beyond,” Millican said. “We didn’t really know going into it what special guest passes meant, but we were kind of blown away with everything we got.” Millican said the Soldiers witnessed several firsts. “We witnessed the first front flip on a snow mobile, the first attempt at a double back flip on a snow mobile, the first 100 score on a men’s super pipe (and) the first time somebody’s won a gold medal five times in a row on men’s super pipe,” he said. In addition to attending the X Games, the Soldiers were giv- en discounted lodging and ski equipment rental at Snow Mass Mountain Chalet, where the Soldiers skied and snowboarded for two days. Shafer, who had snowboard- ed on artificial snow in Korea, got her first experience going down a real mountain. “I wish I knew how to do all of that stuff (that we saw at the X Games), too,” she said. While on the bus traveling back to Fort Riley, Shafer said she was already hoping to go back next year. “I just hope they keep doing this every year,” she said. “I’ll still be at Fort Riley, so I want to do this again next year.” For more information on BOSS, call 785-239-2677. BOSS members witness history during ski trip By Pamela Redford 1ST INF. DIV. POST The annual Walk Kan- sas event, a health initiative presented by the Kansas State University Agricul- tural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, will kick off March 18 at Fort Riley. The Fort Riley K-State Research and Extension Of- fice will facilitate the eight- week challenge, which en- courages a combination of regular physical activity and daily intake of fruits and vegetables in order to pro- mote a healthier lifestyle. Teams of six will col- lectively walk the distance across Kansas – about 423 miles – or the perimeter of the state, which is about 1,200 miles. “This is the perfect time period when New Year’s res- olutions tend to fall off and right before the beginning of summer … it’s a great time to continue that focus yearround on exercising and health and nutrition,” said Shed Mayberry, administra- tive specialist, Fort Riley K- State Research and Exten- sion Office. Team members will log their activity minutes and fruits and vegetables eaten and report weekly to a team captain, who will upload the totals to www.walkkan- There, participants can view their progress and compare the progress of other Walk Kansas teams. Mayberry, who partici- pated in Walk Kansas last year, said he enjoyed it be- Walk Kansas challenges post to walk across state, eat healthy Parker Rome | POST Pvt. David Hosey, Company E, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, right, rises toward the goal during a scrimmage Jan. 29 at King Field House. HEADS UP CHOOSE YOUR CHALLENGE Challenge No. 1 – Each participant logs 150 minutes of activity per week. Collectively, over eight weeks, the team would walk 423* miles or the distance across the state of Kansas. Challenge No. 2 – Each team member would log six hours of activ- ity per week. Collectively, over the eight weeks, your team would walk 1,200* miles or the distance around the perimeter of the state of Kansas. * Based on calculation of 15 minutes = one Walk Kansas mile. Physical activity goals Just 150 minutes of activity per week is need- ed for health benefits. It is best to spread out activity time, like 30 minutes/five days each week. The min- utes you log and report for Walk Kansas must meet these guidelines: • Activity should last for 10 consecutive min- utes or more. • Moderate or vigor- ous: While doing the ac- tivity, you should be able to just barely talk, but not sing – moderate; or can only say a few words before stopping to catch your breath – vigorous. • Muscle strengthen- ing activities also are im- portant. You should do these two days per week, which also count toward Walk Kansas minutes. Source: Physical Ac- tivity Guidelines for Americans are recom- mendations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; lines. CHALLENGE See WALK, page 16
  • 16. 16 | FEBRUARY 3, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE By Tim Hipps IMCOM PUBLIC AFFAIRS SAN ANTONIO – U.S. Army World Class Athlete Pro- gram Staff Sgt. John Nunn is once again an Olympian. Nunn earned a berth in the London Olympic Games by winning the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for 50K Race Walk with a time of 4 hours, 4 minutes, 41 seconds Jan. 22 in Santee, Calif. Nunn, 33, of San Diego, surged during the final 1.5 ki- lometers to shake Tim Seaman, 39, a two-time Olympian from Imperial Beach, Calif., who fin- ished second in 4:05:50. Ben Shorey, 29, of Kenosha, WisC., was third in 4:17:30. Because none of the athletes met the Olympics “A” standard of 3:59, only Nunn earned a berth in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. “Yesterday was the greatest day since Athens,” Nunn said via telephone Jan. 23, referring to his Olympic debut in the 20-kilometer race walk at the 2004 Olympic Games in Ath- ens, Greece. “Yeah, I crushed them.” Five walkers stuck together through 20 kilometers before one fell off the lead pace. At 32 kilometers, another dropped off. At 36 kilometers, Shorey lost contact, leaving Nunn and Seaman to battle it out. With 13 kilometers remaining, Nunn opened a 50-meter lead with a move that almost backfired. Nunn said his energy wa- vered as he neared the 41-kilo- meter mark. “I was like, ‘Oh, no, I don’t have it,’” he recalled. “My head started getting light. My arms felt like all the blood was rush- ing out of them. I was thinking I might pass out.” Three kilometers later, “Tim passed me like I was standing still,” Nunn said. “And I was like, that’s it. All this work, I can’t get it back.” Seaman built a 25-meter lead and stayed there. “All of a sudden I realized he’s not advancing anymore. He used all his energy to get up to me,” Nunn said. “At that point, my legs started coming back and I thought, ‘let’s just get up to him.’” Nunn reeled in Seeman and the two Olympians walked side by side through 48 kilometers, setting the finish for Nunn’s plan. “I decided with 1.5 kilo- meters left, I would take off,” Nunn said. “I wouldn’t just start pulling away. I was going to drop it. And he was going to have to make a quick deci- sion whether he wanted to try to fight to hang with me or just let me go.” When Nunn dropped the hammer, Seaman had noth- ing in the reserve tank. Nunn walked his last kilometer in 4:18 – faster than he usually finishes a 20K race – for a 1:09 margin of victory. At the awards banquet Jan. 22, Nunn told the audience, “For the first time in my life, I became a true fan of race walk- ing today. I had a front-row seat for one of the most exciting rac- es that has happened in decades for race walking. It felt like it was 12 rounds of a heavyweight boxing match.” Nunn commended Seaman for his effort, and applauded the Army and his coach En- rique Pena for sticking with him in times that were not fun. “If people had been out see- ing what coach and I have been doing over the past six months, I think they would be shocked with the amount of work be- cause it wasn’t just the train- ing,” said Nunn. “He is the most positive guy I have ever been around.” Nunn’s 7-year-old daughter, Ella, also provided motivation for her dad – she once climbed on his dresser and painted Olympic rings on the mirror with a magic marker. Now Nunn is eager to take her to London. She accompa- nied him to Athens, but has no memory of that trip. “We have pictures up all over the house of Ella when she was a little baby in Athens, and we’ve talked a lot about it,” said Nunn, who has Olympic rings tattooed on his back. “Anytime anybody asks anything about it in school, Ella will raise her hand and say, ‘My dad is an Olympian.’” Army race walker makes US Olympic Team with 50k U.S. Army WCAP race walker Staff Sgt. John Nunn cele- brates earning a berth in the London Olympic Games by win- ning the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for the 50k Race Walk Jan. 22 with a time of 4 hours, 4 min- utes, 41 sec- onds in Santee, Calif. Tim Hipps IMCOM cause he wasn’t participating alone. “It’s a fun competition with friends and work colleagues. Because it’s team-based, you have someone motivating you daily and vice-versa, and it builds esprit de corps in the work place or within your team,” he said. From March 18 through May 12, each participant will receive a weekly newsletter with healthy lifestyle infor- mation, success stories from across the state and a recipe. According to a publication by K-State Research and Ex- tension, “Only 48 percent of people living in Kansas meet the minimum goal for physi- cal activity, and just 19 percent of Kansans eat enough fruits and vegetables daily. Recent statistics reveal that 65 per- cent of adults are overweight or obese and 71 percent have high blood pressure. Chronic disease is responsible for more than 70 percent of health care expenditures in the state.” “Healthy lifestyle choices, such as being physically ac- tive, eating more healthfully, maintaining a recommended weight and managing stress more effectively can delay or prevent chronic disease. Life- style habits also play a key role in managing symptoms of these diseases,” according to the Walk Kansas brochure. Children in first through sixth grade can participate in Walk Kansas for Kids, a pro- gram that promotes an active and healthy lifestyle for chil- dren. Children can receive miles for being active for 30 minutes to an hour each day, exercising with a Family member, eating healthy, drinking water, juice or milk and watching less tele- vision. Those who wish to partici- pate should form a team of at least six people – co-workers, Family members, friends and neighbors – and pick a team captain. Team members can choose to work collectively toward challenge No. 1 – 423 miles – or challenge No. 2 – 1,200 miles – and contact the Fort Riley K-State Research and Extension Office between March 1 and March 15 to reg- ister a team. A kickoff ceremony will be at noon March 15 at the extension office, in the Resil- iency Learning Center, Build- ing 7285 Normandy Drive on Custer Hill. For more information about physical activity guide- lines for Americans, visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at http:// To learn more about Walk Kansas, visit K-State Research and Extension – Fort Riley, Room 9, Resiliency Learning Center; call 785-239-9991; email; or visit WALK Continued from page 15 Renee Satterlee | DFMWR Dick Young, left, and Rick Lopez, right, pose for a picture after celebrating their win in Fort Riley’s Racquetball Tournament Jan. 28 at King Field House. Young and Lopez took home the award for 1st place in the doubles division. RACQUETBALL CHAMPS By Tania Meireles U.S. ARMY Over time, yoga classes have been incorporated into civilian gyms, health centers and ho- listic therapy locations all over the world. In the last few years, yoga classes have also been added to the arsenals of many installations, warrior transition units, military treatment facili- ties and veterans affairs facili- ties for service members, veter- ans and their Family members. Yoga uses meditation, deep relaxation, stretching and breathing to reduce physical, emotional and mental tension. “Many people who have gone through combat stress feel disconnected from them- selves and others,” said Robin Carnes, certified iRest medita- tion and yoga instructor, who has taught yoga and medita- tion for almost six years for an intensive outpatient program, most recently at Walter Reed National Naval Medical Cen- ter. “Yoga means union, bring- ing together parts as a whole. Yoga helps people connect with themselves and others again.” Yoga serves as a physical and behavioral health fitness routine for strength, flexibility and awareness of the body and mind for active duty service members. It also is being used to augment more traditional means of care for those suffer- ing from post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain in- juries. Experts such as psychia- trists, psychologists and re- searchers have praised yoga’s calming influence and focus on whole-body wellness. Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk, a PTSD author, clinician, re- searcher and teacher since the 1970s, said therapists treating psychological trauma need to work with the body as well as the mind. Yoga, he said, may provide a safe and gentle means of becoming reacquainted with the body and allowing people to confront their internal sen- sations. According to Nicole Carlin, a registered yoga teacher, yoga can help people find a greater sense of peace and wellbeing. Based on her experience, she said she believes it can have a calming effect and help to clear the mind of troubling or obsessive thoughts. Yoga poses allow PTSD sufferers to turn their attention to their body instead of the thoughts in their mind, Carlin said. Service members and veter- ans reported yoga was useful in keeping them relaxed, thereby, allowing them to deal with anxiety caused by traumatic events. In several studies, includ- ing, “The Effect of Yoga on Symptoms of Combat Stress in Active Duty Personnel,” study participants noted yoga helped to reduce those anxieties asso- ciated with military service. The Department of De- fense also conducted research at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center on the efficacy of Yoga Nidra, an an- cient meditative practice. A study of the practice was con- ducted with Soldiers return- ing from Iraq and Afghanistan who were experiencing PTSD. The study was led by Richard Miller, a clinical psycholo- gist, author, researcher, yogic scholar and spiritual teacher. The practice was eventually re- named Integrative Restoration, or iRest. The research showed that iRest helps heal the various unresolved issues, traumas and wounds that are present in the body and mind, and, thereby, aiding the body and mind in returning to a natural state of functioning. Following the study, WRAMC integrated the iRest protocol into its weekly treat- ment program for Soldiers. iRest is now available at Walter Reed National Naval Medi- cal Center, Md.; Brooke Army Medical Center, Texas; Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base, N.C.; and VA facilities in Chi- cago; Evanston, Ill.; Miami; Palo Alto, Calif.; Sacramento, Calif.; Yuba-Sutter, Calif.; and Washington. “Yoga shows people that they can feel peaceful again,” Carnes said. “It is possible. And it is something they can do for themselves.” Yoga: An alternative therapy for wounded warriors with PTSD Check out Custer Hill BowlingAlley’s specials by going to and clicking on“Bowling.” 8TH ANNUAL FLINT HILLS PHEASANTS FOREVER & QUAIL FOREVER BANQUET 
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  • 18. 18 | FEBRUARY 3, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE For links to attractions and events in the Central Flint Hills Re- gion, visit and click on the Fort Riley and Central Flint Hills Region Calendar. KANSAS CITY, MO. Cirque du Soleil will be bringing Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, writ- ten and directed by Jamie King, to Kansas City Sprint Center. In partnership with the Estate of Mi- chael Jackson, the production will use Cirque du Soleil creativity to give fans worldwide a unique view into the spirit, passion and heart of the artistic genius who forever transformed global pop culture. A fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael’s world and turns his signature moves upside down, Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour unfolds Michael Jackson’s artistry before the eyes of the audience. For more information, go to For Department of Defense cardholders, tickets can be purchased at the Leisure Travel Center, 6918 Trooper Drive on Custer Hill. Tickets are $50 for Section 201 and $75 for Section 226. Free Coach bus transporta- tion will be provided. Tickets are limited, so don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to take in THE IMMORTAL World Tour. For more information, please call 785-239-5614. IN BRIEF Travel&FuninKansasHOME OF THE BIG RED ONE FEBRUARY 3, 2012 PAGE 18  Y M C K Y M C K CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK K-STATE MEDIA RELATIONS MANHATTAN – At Kansas State University, February is a time to “STOMP,” dance and enjoy the arts. The university is offering a variety of theatrical, dance and music events throughout the month, with some- thing for everyone to enjoy. Some of February’s cultural events, all free unless otherwise indicated, in- clude: • Art Faculty Biennial, an exhibi- tion of the university’s department of art faculty, is on display through March 16 at the Marianna Kistler Beach Mu- seum of Art. • “Tallgrass TV: Sam Easterson’s Tribute to the Konza Prairie” runs through May 10 at the Beach Museum of Art. The exhibition includes a vari- ety of animal-borne imaging videos to show an animal’s perspective on the world. The exhibition also features still photos and taxidermy displays. • The Beach Museum of Art’s Arts Above the Arch series is offering a Sail- or’s Valentine Workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2. Participants are invited to incorporate a bit of the beach in their handmade valentines with shells from Florida. Supplies and desserts will be provided. The cost is $10 per per- son, and reservations required by call- ing 785-532-7718. This workshop is for ages 16 and up. • K-State faculty clarinetist Tod Kerstetter and guest clarinetist Jeff Pelischek from Hutchinson Commu- nity College will present a recital of jazz and pop-inflected compositions at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in All-Faiths Chapel Auditorium. Included will be sets of jazz standards and Latin jazz duos for clarinet and bass clarinet duet. Kerstet- ter also will perform a transcription of a bass clarinet improvisation by jazz legend Eric Dolphy and will perform a rarely heard work for clarinet and piano, “Riverboat Sonata” by Mel Powell. The program will end with a rock-based work by composer Scott McAllister “Freebirds” for two clarinets and piano. This composition features motives from Lynyrd Skynyrd’s rock anthem “Freebird,”emulating dueling virtuosic guitar solos in the two solo clarinet parts. • K-State Theatre will present “The Madwoman of Chaillot” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 to 4 and 9 to 11, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee Feb. 12. All performanc- es will be in Nichols Theater. Tickets cost $8 to $14 and can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays or at the Little Theater box office in the K-State Student Union, Wednes- day through Friday. Tickets also can be purchased by calling 785-532-6428 or online at theatre/. • Wildcat Oboe Day is Feb. 4. Hosted by Nora Lewis, assistant pro- fessor of oboe, the event offers oboists of all ages and ability levels the oppor- tunity to learn more about their instru- ment, meet other oboists and play in the Wildcat Oboe Day Ensemble, which will perform an informal perfor- mance at 5 p.m. in All Faiths Chapel. Activities include instrument clinics and a reed-making workshop. • The Family Valentines Workshop, sponsored by the Student Friends of the Beach Museum of Art, will be 2 to 4 pm. Feb. 5 at the museum. Plenty of supplies will be available to make val- entines, as well as goodies to fuel cre- ativity. Reservations are not required, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $5 per child and $2.50 for Beach Museum members. • The university’s dance program will feature guest ballet artist Nela Nei- mond from Virginia from Feb. 5 to 11. Neimond will be setting choreography for SpringDance 2012. * The smash hit musical “Mamma Mia!” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, as part of the McCain Perfor- mance Series. The show is based on the music of ABBA. Tickets cost $19.50 to $65 plus applicable taxes and fees. Drop by the McCain Auditorium box office to get tickets or call 785-532- 6428. Tickets also can be purchased online at • HomeschoolTuesday will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Beach Mu- seum of Art. • Anna Marie Wytko, assistant professor of saxophone, will present a recital in All Faiths Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Wytko will present the world premiere performance of award- winning American composer Karen P. Thomas’ “When Night Came” for soprano saxophone and piano, in addi- tion to significant French and Russian works for saxophone. Wytko will be joined by Cameron Hofmann of Bay- lor University on piano, and Patricia Thompson, assistant professor of voice at K-State. • “The Early Expressions Art” exhi- bition will be Feb. 9 to 12 at the Beach Museum of Art, with a reception, open to the public, from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11. Award-winning art by USD 383 students will be on display in the UMB Theatre. The Early Expressions Gala fundraiser, sponsored by the school foundation, will start at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the museum. Proceeds from the event, which includes a silent auction, will provide funds for art program- ming in the Manhattan public schools, including field trips to the museum. Tickets cost $35 and reservations are due by Feb. 6. To register and for more information go to yV77Aq. • The Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata will present “The Hills are Alive” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at Mc- Cain Auditorium. This McCain Per- formance series event rocks out to the music of the “The Sound of Music.” Tickets cost $12 to $42, plus appli- cable taxes and fees, and can be pur- chased at the McCain Auditorium box office or by calling 785-532-6428. Tickets also can be purchased online at • “STOMP,” the international per- cussion sensation, will be presented at 7:30 pm. Feb. 28 and 29 at McCain Auditorium. Tickets to this McCain Performance Series event cost $17 to $55, plus applicable taxes and fees. Pur- chase them at the McCain Auditorium box office or by calling 785-532-6428. 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