Vol. 70 No. 1 Jan. 6, 2012 Word of the month: Values Winter wonderland Corryne Harrell, 11, and her sister Mia, 8, speed down a hill on a sled Dec. 22 at Ironhorse Park. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Steven Harrell, 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, not shown, took his Family out for a day in the snow during his holiday leave. Heavy snow began to fall Dec. 20 and accumulated about 6 inches by Dec. 22. Photo by Samantha B. KossHome for holidays2nd BCT returns from Afghanistan Engineers complete missions By Staff Sgt. Craig Cantrell The Soldiers completed the By Dustin Senger in Iraq Dec. 22, during a ceremony 4th Infantry Division mission and returned from their Mountaineer staff surrounded by holiday decorations Public Affairs Office deployment in support of Operation and cheer. Capt. John Kubeika, Enduring Freedom about six Almost 200 Soldiers from 4th executive officer, 576th Engineer More than 400 Soldiers from the months early. Engineer Battalion redeployed in Company, returned from Afghanistan2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry “On behalf of all us here at Fort December, ending two one-year combat Dec. 30, with almost half of that unit’sDivision, were welcomed home from Carson and Colorado Springs, commitments in just four months. Soldiers still deployed.Afghanistan by Family and friends thanks for your service, thanks for Capt. Mike Custer, commander, Hundreds of Soldiers from 4thduring separate ceremonies Dec.16 and See 2nd BCT on Page 10 62nd Sapper Company, reported the See Engineers on Page 1122 at the Special Events Center. return of the Army’s final combat unit Message board INSIDE Contract and civilian vehicle decals no longer valid for installation entry beginning Jan. 15. See Page 15. Page 13 Page 6 Pages 20-21
2 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 6, 2012 MOUNTAINEERCommanding General: WLC honorsGarrison Commander: Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson Col. Robert F. McLaughlinFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: Ethos reminder not alone Commentary by Spc. Alexander M. Tallmadge accept defeat and the sheer will to keep fighting. Perhaps Dee McNutt Warrior Leader Course graduate it is this lack of docility that has allowed the strongerChief, Print and Web Communications: of the breed to be the victors or the examples we look to Rick Emert Throughout the darkest days and most desperate of for hope and courage in times of desperation.Editor: Devin Fisher times for Soldiers both past and present, there have always “No” is the only acceptable response a warrior canStaff writers: Andrea Sutherland been, and will always be, guiding lights and governing have when told by an adversary to quit. Imagine, if you Dustin Senger principles of civilized conduct. will, what would happen if the Soldiers of Gen. George Kerstin Lopez These beacons of guidance provide hope, instill courage Washington had decided to quit when faced with the Staff Sgt. Wayne Barnett and bind men together in the bonds of brotherhood. These cold of a Valley Forge winter or if the Marines hadHappenings: Nel Lampe values, these principles, have been present since righteous just sat down and quit after storming the beaches ofSports writer: Walt Johnson Soldiers first stood against injustice and the Pacific. Quitting is never an optionLayout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall persecution. Not always referred to as an to a professional Soldier. ethos or a creed, warriors have passed Leaving the relative safety of cover them on from generation to generation. under fire and the stress of combat to This commercial enterprise newspaper isan authorized publication for members of the Placing a cause above oneself — retrieve a comrade in great danger withDepartment of Defense. 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Jan. 6, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 3Leaders salute 8 years of sacrifice By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service BAGHDAD — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta joinedChairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E.Dempsey and other U.S. and Iraq leaders in honoring eight yearsof service and sacrifice as they commemorated the end of theU.S. military mission in Iraq Dec. 15. “No words, no ceremony can provide full tribute to thesacrifices that have brought this day to pass,” the secretary saidduring the ceremony. Panetta paid tribute to the Iraqi government and militaryfor their courage, leadership and loyalty to Iraq’s future. “Your dream of an independent and sovereign Iraq is nowa reality,” he said. He also praised the leadership of Ambassador James Jeffreyand Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander of U.S. Forces - Iraq,who oversaw the drawdown that the secretary called “one of themost complex logistical undertakings in U.S. military history. “Your effort to make this day a reality is nothing short ofmiraculous,” he said. But Panetta reserved his highest praise for more than 1million U.S. military members who served in Iraq since 2003. “Your nation is deeply indebted to you,” he said. “You havedone everything your nation asked you to do and more. Yourdedication, your commitment to this mission has been thedriving force behind the remarkable progress we have seen herein Baghdad and across the country.” The secretary recognized the nearly 4,500 servicememberswho died and more than 30,000 who were wounded whilemaking this progress a reality. Photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo He also acknowledged Family members who have experienced Gen. Lloyd James Austin III, left, commander, United States Forces-Iraq, and Command Sgt. Maj.the strain, sacrifice and heartbreak of watching their loved ones Joseph R. Allen case the USF-I flag during a casing ceremony that marked the end of Operation New Dawn, at the former Sather Air Base, in Baghdad, Dec. 15. Since 2003, more than 1 million Soldiers, See Iraq on Page 4 Airmen, Sailors and Marines have served in Iraq. UP $ UP TO TO 5,000 00 INSTAN CRED T! 5 000.00 I NSTANT CREDI T! 5,000.00 INSTANT CREDIT! 000 00.0 NS NST REDI DIT GOOD CAR ALARM SALE! BET TER BETTER BEST $ $ 19 19 29 29 $ 39 39 $ $ $ 19 19 15 15 19 19 STORE HOURS: No Payments ‘ti Next Mon h! No Payment ‘til Next Month! ayments ‘til Next Month! yments ti ext on e t il nth S. Academy Blvd. X In the Mission Trace Shopping Center MEMBER 392-0181 Minimum six months employment and checking account required to finance. All models similar to illustration. Some quantities limited; subject to prior sale. *Cash, credit card, or debit card on these items. employment illustration.
4 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 6, 2012 Iraq In addition to a significant ‘Soldiers never wavered’ from Page 3 deploy into harm’s way time and time again. diplomatic presence, the United States will continue to promote partnership between U.S. and Iraqi military forces, Panetta said. “They (Soldiers) will cross the border out of Iraq The outcome being commem- “We will continue to help Iraq address violent extremism orated during the ceremony was with their heads held high. One of the most never certain, the secretary said. and defend against external extraordinary chapters in the history of the He recalled traveling to Iraq in 2006, one of the most challenging threats,” he said, helping protect “all that has been sacrificed and American military will come to an end. Iraq’s periods of the conflict, as part of accomplished. President George W. Bush’s Iraq “We will continue to have a future will be in the hands of its people. Study Group. Sectarian violence robust and enduring military America’s war in Iraq will be over.” had spiraled out of control and presence across the Middle East,” — President Barack Obama, Dec. 14 Iraq was in turmoil. he said. Five years later, “the mission For Iraq, Panetta called the day The magnitude of what this nation Soldiers never wavered in the face of of an Iraq that could govern and an opportunity for it to forge ahead and our Soldiers have accomplished in growing doubt. They continued to risk secure itself has become real,” the on a path to security and prosperity. Iraq is unprecedented. We have never life and limb for a cause larger than secretary said. “We undertake this transition been more proud of our Army — our themselves. For their heroic action, “The Iraqi army and police today reminding Iraq that it has in Soldiers, civilians and our Families. they received nearly 9,000 awards for have been rebuilt. Violence levels the United States a committed You freed over 25 million people from valor including ... Medals of Honor, are down, al-Qaida weakened, rule friend and a committed partner,” tyranny and given hope when hope 16 Distinguished Service Crosses and of law strengthened, educational he said. “We owe it to all the lives was forsaken. Our Army provided new 408 Silver Stars. opportunities expanded and that have been sacrificed in this opportunity for the people of Iraq. No We remember those who have economic growth expanding,” he war not to fail. other Army in the world could have made the ultimate sacrifice, our said. “And this progress has been “This is not the end,” he con- accomplished what you have done — wounded warriors, our Gold Star sustained even as we have with- cluded. “This is truly the beginning.” only American Soldiers. Families and all of our loved ones who drawn nearly 150,000 U.S. combat After the casing of the colors, Throughout Operation Iraqi have been touched by the horror of forces from the country.” Panetta met with about 100 service- Freedom and Operation New Dawn, war. Their sacrifices have given The cost has been high in members deployed during the final our Soldiers embodied physical and meaning to our values and ideals. For blood and treasure for the United days of Operation New Dawn to mental toughness and courage under that, we thank them. A grateful nation States and for the Iraqi people, thank them for their service. fire. Over the past eight years, the will always remember, respect and Panetta noted. “But because of the “It is because of you,” and quality of our Soldiers has stood in appreciate these heroes as the “Next sacrifices made, these years of war those who served here during the stark contrast to the desert sands. Greatest Generation.” have now yielded to a new era of past eight years, “that we are able Just as the World War II generation We are extremely proud of all of opportunity,” for a free, independent to be here today to mark the end defeated tyranny across the globe, a our Soldiers, civilians and Families. and sovereign Iraq, he said. of this war,” he said. new generation — galvanized by the Our Army has once again proved that Panetta emphasized that Iraq’s Asked by a young service- attacks of Sept. 11th — bravely it is America’s Force of Decisive challenges aren’t over, but member if the United States will be defeated tyranny once again. Even Action. Thank you for a job well done. promised that the United States able to assist the Iraqis in the future during the darkest days in Iraq, our Army Strong! will continue to stand with Iraq as if they need it, Panetta expressed it navigates those challenges. confidence that it will, in accordance Raymond F. Raymond T. Odierno John M. McHugh “Together with the Iraqi people, with an agreement to be reached Chandler III General, United States Secretary of the Army the United States welcomes the next by the Americans and Iraqis. Sergeant Major Army Chief of Staff stage in U.S.-Iraqi relations, one that “We may be ending the war, of the Army will be rooted in mutual interest but we are not walking away from and mutual respect,” he said. our responsibilities,” he said.Carson recognizes sustainability champions By Anneliesa Barta Beatty Communities, decreased the water needs for installation more than $1 million for its Qualified Sustainable Fort Carson Team landscaping in future homes by 65 percent by changing Recycling Program. landscape design, increased residential recycling Greg Willis and the team at Fort Carson’s Installation staff and local community members from five tons per month to 21 tons per month, and Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club also won thereceived sustainability awards from Fort Carson diverted thousands of tons of appliances, concrete, Sustainable Resources award for saving more thanleadership at the recent Colorado Sustainability asphalt and carpet padding from the landfill. 20 million gallons of water each year throughConference held in Colorado Springs. Ann Fetsch and Eric Fetsch won the water conservation. The team continues to show its Eleven awards in five categories were presented Sustainability Champions award for their service to dedication to preserving natural resources by re-usingby Deputy Garrison Commanders Col. John D. Catamount Institute, U.S. Green Building Council’s asphalt from old paths, composting grass clippingsKeenan and Steven J. McCoy and Sgt. Maj. John Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and recycling.S. Johnson, Directorate of Plans, Training, and for their mentorship and advocacy efforts in the Jessica Frank, Fort Carson’s Directorate of PublicMobilization and Security. Pikes Peak region. Recent successes include planning Works stormwater program manager, won the “I am pleased to recognize the individuals and and implementing the certification of the first Achievement in Sustainable Development award fororganizations both on post and in the LEED home show home in her work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers incommunity who are catalysts for Colorado and a Sustainability improving stormwater drainage designs that willchange and greatly contribute to our “I am pleased to Bike tour of Colorado Springs benefit the installation for years to come.continual progress toward Fort Carson’ssustainability goals,” Keenan said. recognize the that showcased the city’s many sustainable features. Carrie McCausland and Nick Kittle, employees of the City of Colorado Springs, each won the The Sustainable Progress through individuals and Col. Jonathan Gibbs and Superior Sustainability Leader award. McCausland’sPartnerships award was presented to U.S. Army Garrison Fort Carson passion for recycling led to the successful imple-Frank Kinder, John Olson and Bob organizations ... Religious Support Office also mentation of recycling bins in downtown ColoradoMooney. Kinder, an alumnus ofSustainable Fort Carson, currently who are catalysts won the Sustainability Champions award for educating Springs. Kittle was instrumental in reducing emissions in the Pikes Peak region by more than 5works at Colorado Springs Utilities for change and chapel communities about million pounds of carbon dioxide, saving hundreds offocusing on commercial water conser- recycling, reducing electricity, thousands of taxpayer dollars through a combinationvation rebates and programs, promoting greatly contribute water consumption and of initiatives.water conservation and sustainability inthe Pikes Peak Region. to our continual ridesharing through “Green Chapel Initiative.” their Capt. Daniel J. Kull, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USAG Olson, a landscape architect and progress toward Donald P. Chase won the Fort Carson, also won the Superior Sustainabilityurban designer who works with the Excellence in Sustainable Leader award for educating approximately 9,000Sustainable Fort Carson Team, is a Fort Caron’s Resources award for achieving in-processing Soldiers each year about recyclingstrong proponent for holisticSustainability and Smart Growth on sustainability goals.” an 80 percent waste diversion rate at Peterson Air Force Base and energy conservation. He also established a free bike share program that provides mobility and — Col. John D. Keenanpost and in the community. and for efforts in recycling cost savings to Soldiers and reduces greenhouse gas Mooney, project director at Balfour scrap metal that earned the emissions on post.
6 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 6, 2012Leader visits troops at Camp Stone Story and photo by Assistance Forces and U.S. Forces “Thank you for volunteering to come multinational and coalition forces Sgt. April York Afghanistan visited Soldiers from 3rd over and deploy with us,” said Command convoy with more than 300 vehicles2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Sgt. Maj. Marvin Hill. “Thank you for that traveled to Balamurghab toAffairs Office, 4th Infantry Division Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, leaving the comforts of home, your drop off working equipment, such as 4th Infantry Division, at Camp Stone Family and a nice safe environment.” generators and vehicles, and take HERAT, Afghanistan — Senior Dec. 14 to thank them for their service Although time was limited during back nonworking equipment as partenlisted leader of International Security and dedication. his visit, Hill filled every moment with of the right-sizing. opportunities to engage Soldiers. He There were other successes had lunch with Soldiers and the battalion mentioned by Sgt. 1st Class Joseph leadership in the Camp Stone dining Conway, battalion supply noncom- facility. He addressed the group about missioned officer-in-charge. the part they play in the surge recovery “Supply distribution has been an of troops in Afghanistan. overall success given all the challenges The 3rd Bn., 16th FA Reg., leader- we have here,” he said. “It has been ship had to make some tough decisions an adventure.” and send home half of its forces One of the biggest challenges midway through deployment. Soldiers faced was determining if they Hill explained how ISAF and were going home or staying. USFOR-A made cuts throughout their “A lot of Soldiers were taking a hit forces as well. because we want to go home to our “We’ve had to make some tough Families but, at the same time, we cuts; we’ve cut as much fat as we can know we have to get the mission done and now we are cutting lean meat,” Hill over here,” said Sgt. Andre McCurtis, a said. “And now we are looking at you. water purification specialist. “It’s kind “Don’t look at it as downsizing, of tough on everyone.” look at it as ‘right-sizing,’” Hill said. When the discussions were “President (Barack) Obama gave complete, Hill presented a coin to (ISAF) and (USFOR-A) 30,000 more each Soldier, including the battalion troops than he planned on with the leadership, for their excellence and understanding that we would give them commitment to the mission. back when he asked for them and now Before Hill departed the camp, he he wants them back before Dec. 31.” gave the group advice in regards toCommand Sgt. Maj. Marvin Hill, left, senior enlisted leader of International Security During lunch, Hill also took the what he has learned over the years.Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, addresses Soldiers from 3rd opportunity to get to know the group “People are your legacy,” he said.Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry and ask them about their successes and “Long after you are gone those seedsDivision, on six key principles to being a good leader, alongside their battalion challenges during the deployment. that you planted grow up to be strongCommand Sgt. Maj. Delmer Traylor. Some of their successes were a trees — invest in them.” 4331 Centennial Blvd. 1813 North Circle Drive Colorado Publishing Company Garden of the Gods & Centennial Circle & Constitution 635-2020 632-2020 4319 Integrity Center Point 1130 Lake Plaza Drive We Have Your NW Corner of Powers & Barnes Lake Ave & Lake Plaza (next to Culvers) Community Covered! 634-2020 578-2020 If you want to reach the Business Community, the Large Military Market, The Legal, Financial or the Real Estate Market, then we have you covered. WWW.ABBAEYECARE.COM Exams as young as 6 months of age Voted #1 Eye Care in Colorado Springs The Independent & The Gazette Let us be a powerful tool in your marketing strategy. For advertising or subscription information call. www.csbj.com Ft. Carson 576-5151 Air Force Academy 472-0524 Peterson AFB 574-5252
Jan. 6, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 7Miscellaneous Carson Support Services service order desk can start at 7:30 a.m. Soldiers are required to bring be reached at 526-5345. Use this number for Department of the Army Form 5118, signed by theirFirst Sergeants’ Barracks Program — hours of emergencies or routine tasks and for reporting unit personnel section, and a pen to complete forms. operation changed Tuesday. Office hours are wind damage, damaged traffic signs or other Call 526-4730/4583 for more information. now 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The FSBP facility damage. Army ROTC Green to Gold briefings — are held Office, located in building 1140, modular 2, 1886 • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon Ellis Street, assists Soldiers with room assignments Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. at the education center, building 1117, room 120. and terminations. firstname.lastname@example.org when needing trash containers, trash Call University of Colorado-Colorado SpringsThe Army Attaché Management Division — is is overflowing or emergency service is required. Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. recruiting qualified regular Army noncommis- • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the sioned officers, sergeant-sergeant first class, to Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ first and third Wednesday of each month. Briefing serve in U.S. embassies around the world. For mail.mil for service needs or to report complaints. sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier Readiness more information or to request an application for • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan Building, building 1042, room 244, on a first-come, Defense Attaché assignment, contact Master Sgt. Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ first-served basis. Soldiers must be within 120 Matthew Tuiasosopo, Army Attaché Management @mail.mil. days of their expiration term of service, but must Division, at 202-231-7291 or 301-917-4729 or • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — attend the briefing no later than 30 days prior to email email@example.com. Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email their ETS or start of transition leave. Call 526-Work Management Branch — The DPW Work firstname.lastname@example.org. 2240/8458 for details. Management Branch, responsible for processing • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays in work orders — Facilities Engineering Work Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m. Requests, DA Form 4283 — recently changed its @mail.mil. Use this number to obtain self-help Soldiers must be specialist to staff sergeant from hours of operation. The Work Management tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. any military occupational specialty, have a general Branch, located in building 305, will be open for • Base operations contracting officer technical score of at least 107, be a U.S. citizen, processing work orders and other in-person representative — Call Bruce Gronczniak at 526- score 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness support from 7-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. 9262 or email email@example.com for Test, and pass a Special Forces physical. Call Afternoon customer support is by appointment questions on snow removal, grounds maintenance 524-1461 or visit the website at http://www.bragg. only, call 526-2900. and contractor response to service orders. army.mil/sorb.Veterans Affairs claims and benefits — Veterans can • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at get assistance through the Veterans Services 524-0786 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to Hours of Operation Group, Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. for walk-ins request latrines, for service or to report damaged and 3:30-4:30 p.m. for appointments. The VSG is or overturned latrines. DFAC hours — Fort Carson dining facilities operate located at The Retired Enlisted Association The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — is under the following hours: Chapter 1 at 834 Emory Circle in Colorado able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building • Wolf — Friday-Thursday, 7-9 a.m. Springs. For more information call 719-337-0086. 1430, room 240. During duty hours, Soldiers (breakfast), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch), 5-6:30Recycle incentive program — The Directorate of should call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone number p.m. (dinner). Public Works has an incentive program to prevent for after hours, holidays and weekends is 719-358- • Stack — Friday, 7-9 a.m. (breakfast), 11:30 recyclable waste from going to the landfill. 3275. Questions can also be submitted by email to a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch), no dinner. Closed Saturday Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards FtCarsonTDS@gmail.com. Know your rights. and Sunday. Monday-Thursday, 7-9 a.m. (breakfast), for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Legal services — provided at the Soldier Readiness 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch), 5-6:30 p.m. (dinner). Carson Recycle Center, building 155. Points are Processing site are for Soldiers undergoing the • Warfighter (Wilderness Road Complex) assigned for the pounds of recyclable goods SRP process. The SRP Legal Office will only — Friday, 7-9 a.m. (breakfast), 11:30 a.m. to 1 turned in and every participating battalion receives provide powers of attorney or notary services to p.m. (lunch), no dinner. Closed Saturday-Sunday. money quarterly; the top two battalions receive an Soldiers processing through the SRP. Retirees, Monday-Thursday, 7-9 a.m. (breakfast), 11:30 additional bonus amount. Call 526-5898 for more Family members and Soldiers not in the SRP a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch), no dinner. information about the program. process can receive legal assistance and powers of • 10th SFG(A) LaRochelle — Friday, 7-9Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson Sergeant attorney at the main legal office located at 1633 a.m. (breakfast), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch), no Audie Murphy Club meets the third Tuesday of Mekong St., building 6222, next to the Family dinner. Closed Saturday-Sunday. Monday- each month at the Family Connection Center from Readiness Center. Legal assistance prepares Thursday, 7-9 a.m. (breakfast), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC is open to all powers of attorney and performs notary services (lunch), no dinner. active members and those interested in becoming on a walk-in basis from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Issue Facility regular business hours — are future SAMC members. The club was originally Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 8:30 listed below. Call 526-3321 to make appointments. a U.S. Forces Command organization of elite a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from noncommissioned officers but is now an 7:30-10:30 a.m. Armywide program for individuals who have met Briefings • Initial issues — Monday-Thursday from the criteria and have proven themselves to be 12:30-3 p.m. outstanding NCOs through a board/leadership Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training — • Partial issues — Monday-Thursday from process. Contact the SAMC president, Staff Sgt. is held Jan. 17-19 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the 12:30-3 p.m. Thomas Witt, at 526-5661 for more information. Family Readiness Center, building 6237, room • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday-Amnesty turn in — The Fort Carson Amnesty 104. This training is required for all Soldiers Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Program is intended to ensure the maximum asked to perform this solemn duty. Per Army • Direct exchange — Monday-Thursday recovery of abandoned military ammunition and Regulation 600-8-1, this duty is limited to those from 12:30-3 p.m. explosives. The program provides an opportunity for in the ranks of sergeant first class to command • Partial turn ins — Monday-Thursday individuals to turn in ammunition and explosives sergeant major, chief warrant officer 2-5 and from 12:30-3 p.m. and remain anonymous; no documentation is captain and above. No reservations are required • Full turn ins — Monday-Thursday from required for item turn in. The amnesty program to attend training. Classes offered on a first-come, 7:30-10:30 a.m. is not intended to circumvent normal turn-in first-served basis. Call Jean Graves at 526- • Unit issues and turn ins — Call 526- procedures. Amnesty turn ins will not be used 5613/5614 for more information. 5512/6477 for approval. as a basis for investigations or prosecutions and Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency Education Center hours of operation — The are exempt from Army Regulation 190 series Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in Mountain Post Training and Education Center, investigation requirements. Abandoned military building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: A&E, excluding small arms ammunition up to .50 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA • Counselor Support Center — Monday- caliber, should not be moved by untrained personnel processes to include turning in excess property, Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11 — notify the 764th Explosive Ordnance Company, reutilizing government property, web-based a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 242nd EOD Battalion, 71st EOD, at 526-2643. tools available, special handling of property and • Army Learning Center — Monday- Abandoned A&E found on post may be turned in to environmental needs. To schedule an orientation, Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. the Ammunition Reclamation Area, located on Butts contact Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo. • Defense Activity for Nontraditional Road (Route 5) one mile south of Butts Army email@example.com for receiving/turn in; Mike Education Support and Army Personnel Testing — Airfield, Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Welsh at firstname.lastname@example.org for reutilization/web Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. Military A&E found outside Fort Carson should be tools; or Rufus Guillory at email@example.com. reported to local civilian authorities or the military Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to noon police at 526-2333. Contact the ammunition supply the second and third Wednesday of each month at point at 526-4381 or quality assurance office at the Joel Hefley Community Center conference room, BOSS meetings 526-1795/1892 for more information. 6800 Prussman Ave. The Retirement Services are held at 10 a.m.Directorate of Public Works services — DPW is Office recommends spouses accompany Soldiers to the first and third responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort the briefing. Call 526-2840 for more information. Wednesday of each Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays month at the Foxhole. of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays for cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone personnel being reassigned stateside. The briefings For information, call numbers and points of contact for services: are held in building 1129, Freedom Performing 524-BOSS. • Facility repair/service orders — Fort Arts Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and briefings
8 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 6, 2012 Spc. William Orkies, forward observer, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, prepares to fire his M4 rifle at targets Dec. 8, during a four-day training exercise at Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site.‘Phoenix’ rises from snow Story and photos by Spc. Cardell Brown operations anywhere in the world. building overall unit cohesion in the process.1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, The training began with a four-hour convoy from The two-hour combat lifesaver course was taught 4th Infantry Division Fort Carson to the southern training area where by Spc. William Prescott, combat medic, Phoenix Soldiers trained on weapon qualification Headquarters and Headquarters Company, who More than 250 Soldiers from 1st Special Troops ranges, military operations in urban terrain and trained Soldiers on proper tourniquet placement,Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry combat lifesaver exercises. trauma dressings and chest decompression methods.Division, conducted a training exercise at Piñon “Our Soldiers conducted day and night live-fire Prescott added that the skills being taught in theCanyon Maneuver Site Dec. 6-9. exercises with crew-served weapon systems as well course could save somebody’s life if the skills were The “Phoenix” Battalion’s f irst training as performing driver training and a combat lifesaver ever needed.exercise since redeploying from Afghanistan course to ensure they developed the proper skills Soldiers also went to designated ranges to learnwas geared toward conducting full-spectrum needed to combat any enemy threat,” said Maj. how to properly operate and shoot a .50-caliber Wayne Keeler, battalion Browning machine gun, an M240 machine gun, an operations officer-in- M249 light machine gun and an M203 grenade charge, Headquarters and launcher in addition to their primary M4 or M16 rifle. Headquarters Company, Despite challenging terrain, snow and blistering 1st STB. “This training cold weather, Soldiers participated in the live-fire event is the f irst of exercises with seemingly positive attitudes and a many we’ll participate in desire to succeed. to get ready for combat “I’ve never been this cold in my life and this operations in any part of field exercise is something that a lot of us were not the world.” looking forward to,” said Pfc. Bobby Tetherow, “We pulled our forward observer, Headquarters and Headquarters Soldiers away from Fort Detachment, 1st STB. “However, after going through Carson because we wanted different battle drills and practicing operating different them to get back into the crew-served weapons, it was well worth it.” mindset of being out in the Before completing their exercise, leaders and field,” said Russell. “With Soldiers participated in a steak dinner in downtown the help of the snow and Trinidad to spend time with local community leaders. the amount of training our “The community always has supported the Soldiers conducted, we ‘Raider’ Brigade while conducting training,” said were able to do just that.” Keeler. “Building rapport with those who support us Keeler added that the helps us accomplish our mission and builds a better tough, realistic training training environment.” at Piñon Canyon allows This training exercise laid the foundation forSpc. Jermaul Sledge, forward observer, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat junior leaders to develop all future training that Phoenix will undergo toTeam, 4th Infantry Division, practices operating a Lightweight Laser Designator critical war f ighting prepare for their next mission anywhere in theRange Finder Dec. 8, during a training exercise at Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site. leadership skills while world, said Keeler. Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, practice various movement techniques Dec. 9.
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10 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 6, 20122nd BCT Mayor and Italian forces in the Badghis province to battlefrom Page 1 insurgents in dozens of skirmishes. The Soldiers worked in a cooperative effort toyour sacrifice, thanks for a job well done,” said build defensive positions for themselves andMaj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general,4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson. “Welcome home.We’re proud of your accomplishments.” Afghan forces on joint combat outposts in western Afghanistan. The brigade worked with national security and welcomes home The Soldiers mark the beginning of the return police forces to improve stability in the region asof 2nd BCT and will be followed by more units as well as improve the infrastructure of the country.they complete their missions in Afghanistan. The “Warhorse” Soldiers worked to improve their “You can’t (help) but be excited your brigade is area of operations by building roads and canals andcoming home, and it just means that we’re gettingcloser to the entire brigade returning,” said Capt.Jaquelle Sevigny, 2nd BCT rear detachment adjutant. also conducted humanitarian aid missions to improve the quality of life for the locals in their area. Friends and Family who had gone through the Soldiers The returning Soldiers worked closely with the trials and tribulations associated with a deployment By Steve BachAfghan national army and uniformed police to were just moments from being united with their Mayor, City of Colorado Springsprovide security and stability throughout western loved ones as all that stood between them and theAfghanistan. Operation Enduring Freedom veterans were a few Welcome home Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade “I think we did a great job tying in with the ceremonial formalities. Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and theoperational centers for Afghan forces,” said 1st Lt. “To all the Families here, thank you for your 4th Engineer Battalion’s 576th Eng. CompanyMario Nino, battle captain, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field sacrifice and service as well … remember the and 62nd Sapper Company, the last of ourArtillery Regiment. strength of our nation is our Army, the strength of Fort Carson Soldiers to depart the Iraqi theater The Soldiers partnered with Afghan National our Army is our Soldiers; but the strength of our of operation.Security Forces in Herat province and with ANSF Soldiers is our Families,” Anderson said. On behalf of Colorado Springs and our grateful The Soldiers returned home from Afghanistan citizens, I am honored to welcome you home to in time to spend the holidays with their Families. Fort Carson just in time for the holidays. “It’s a shame that everyone can’t be back with Your hard work and diligence have made us their Families for Christmas,” Nino said. “I think very proud. We realize you have sacrificed greatly it’s a tremendous thing to be close to Family, by spending precious time away from loved especially this time of year. The Army itself is its ones. Please know how glad we are for your own family, so for all of us to come home together safe return home. is extra special.” Your service to our country is respected “The best part of being back is getting to go and appreciated. We hope you enjoy this time home, spend time with the kids and get a warm with your Family and friends and know how shower,” said Pfc. Elizeo Rivera, a small arms and much we value your contributions to our artillery repairer, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd community and country. BCT, 4th Inf. Div.Sgt. Randolph Adams, a cannon crewmember assignedto 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2ndBrigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, holds hisdaughter, Madison, for the first time after a welcomehome ceremony held at the Special Events Center Dec.22. His wife, Ashley Adams, insisted that the first thinghe did upon returning home was change her diaper. Soldiers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, render honors to the nation during the playing of the national anthem at their welcome home ceremony held at the Special Events Center Dec. 16. The Soldiers completed their mission in Afghanistan and were sent home in time to celebrate the holidays with their Families.
Jan. 6, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 11Engineers — I’m glad they’re all safe,” said Sapper, 85 Soldiers from 576th Afghanistan until August.from Page 1 Lolita Reese, after reuniting with her Eng. were packing their bags, too. “We look forward to having them son, Spc. Max Burk, 62nd Sapper. The engineers had been supporting ... home with us,” said McKeehan.Eng. Bn. gathered Aug. 12 to case the With her eyes filled with tears, days three forward operatingcolors of 62nd Sapper and 576th before Christmas, Reese described bases, as well as per-Eng. The combat engineers started to her son’s early return from combat as forming patrols fromdeploy soon after, ready for a year of “the biggest present I could get in Kandahar Airfield toroute-clearing and sanitizing missions my whole life.” Camp Leatherneck.in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Soldiers from 62nd Sapper They assisted in the The following month, President carried out route-clearance and sanitation disarmament of moreBarack Obama announced that the missions, covering roughly 18,000 than 40 improvised40,000 U.S. servicemembers in Iraq miles in the Dhi Qar and Diwaniya explosive devices.would return home for the holidays, provinces, according to Custer. During “It’s good to be back,according to American Forces Press their final weeks at Contingency but its bittersweet sinceService, Oct. 21. Obama also promised Operating Base Adder, they provided part of our company isan end-of-year accelerated reduction force protection duties by staffing still over there,” said 2ndin the number of troops deployed to towers and conducting patrols. Lt. Matt McKeehan, 576thAfghanistan. Burk said the greatest feeling was Eng., after embracing his The Soldiers from 62nd Sapper were found in knowing “all my battle buddies wife. More than 100prepared for a 12-month deployment, made it home before Christmas.” Soldiers from the unit are“the long haul,” said Custer. News of Roughly 1,600 miles east of 62nd scheduled to remain ina full withdraw from Iraq Pfc. Drew Anderson, 576th Engineercaused many of the engi- Company, 4th Eng. Battalion, embracesneers to expect relocation his wife, Shawna Anderson, Dec. 30orders to Afghanistan, he after a welcome home ceremony. Drewsaid. However, the unit Anderson deployed in August withreceived confirmation of almost 200 other combat engineers totheir return to Fort Carson provide route-clearance and sanitationin late November. missions in Afghanistan. “Being the last unit incountry, we didn’t expectto be on that cut roster,” Capt. 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12 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 6, 2012Focus on strength training, rehabilitation By Sgt. Christopher Jelle programs based on the Army’s new specialists and exercise physiologists on the addition of the new equipment and3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Physical Readiness Training focus on the the Total Athlete Program team. the Total Athlete Program staff, whichAffairs Office, 4th Infantry Division addition of strength and conditioning In order to support this new training includes professional athletic and through weightlifting, the 3rd BCT’s program, Garcia received two new Olympic trainers — is now one of The Garcia Physical Fitness Center program also adds an emphasis on features. In place of the basketball courts the top physical training centers in thehas been refined to a tactical strength physical therapy for injury recovery is an array of new state-of-the-art equip- United States military.and conditioning facility to support and training instruction. ment that was custom designed by the “There are folks that say that ourthe 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s new The program regimen is comprised Total Athlete Program team members strength and conditioning facility isphysical training structure under the of 10 workout days in two weeks. and built specifically for the training better than what they have for the DenverTotal Athlete Program. Eight of the days are used to conduct needs of the Soldiers. The equipment is Broncos right now,” said Kasales. “This A pilot physical fitness training PRT, one of the days will be dedicated divided into 10 lanes, with each lane is world-class equipment and no otherprogram, the Total Athlete Program was to a company esprit de corps event being able to support one full squad and unit in the Army has the level ofpartially designed by 3rd BCT, 4th and the other day will take advantage the facility supporting one full company. instruction to help (Soldiers) perform.”Infantry Division, Commander Col. of the new equipment and training The second new feature is the The equipment and trainers willMichael Kasales with the assistance of team in Garcia PFC. addition of a physical therapy clinic be dedicated for use by the Soldiersthe brigade physical therapist, Capt. “The goal training is transferable where Soldiers can receive better care and units of the 3rd BCT from 6 a.m.Rachel Snell. The program is designed to strength so the Soldiers can do their jobs and instruction from a team of physical to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday and thephysically train Soldiers in overall strength more efficiently and effectively, not only therapists, athletic trainers and chiro- equipment will be available for use byand conditioning while also reducing here at home, but while out on a deploy- practors that focus on helping Soldiers all military beneficiaries after 3 p.m.the number of training-related injuries. ment as well,” said Matthew Chandler, recover and prevent further injury. weekdays and during normal business While most pilot physical training one of the strength and conditioning Kasales said that Garcia — with hours on weekends. Alaska Cruisetour Summer 2012 Let Legacy Family Travel help you have the most value packed, most memorable, most fun vacation possible for your family! call us about our military specials! 719-683-8733 www.LegacyFamilyTravel.com PUBLIC & DEALER AUTO AUCTION 200 TO 300 UNITS 1ST and 3rd Saturday of every month: 905 South Santa Fe, Fountain, CO 2nd Saturday of every month: 2751 North Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, CO Go to: pyramidautoauction.com Or call: 719-547-3586 or 719-382-5151
Jan. 6, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 13Carson breaks ground for shared shooting complex Story and photos by Dustin Senger Mountaineer staff multiagency lawyers and senior officials, from the El Paso County Board of Commissioners to the The facility will first open with 90 firing points. Sheriff ’s deputies and servicemembers secretary of the Army, the range was approved. will retain priority of 15 lanes on weekdays. The El Paso County, 4th Infantry Division and Fort According to Barness, the approved shooting weekends will afford first-come, first-served publicCarson leadership broke ground Dec. 15 to begin complex is a “conditional donation”: El Paso accessibility, costing less than $10 per visit. Allbuilding a massive outdoor shooting complex. County agrees to build the range on Fort Carson, revenues will benefit Soldiers and their Families Fort Carson has allocated about 400 acres of while the Army will provide operational assistance through DFMWR programs, said Barness.range space for the construction of the Cheyenne that allows access for public shooting and county Construction will continue beyond the initialMountain Shooting Complex. Almost 100 firing law enforcement training. opening. Eventually, the complex will containpoints will open this summer, adjacent to Gate Since the announcement of the partnership, trap- and skeet-shooting ranges, a clubhouse,20 near Interstate 25 and Mesa Ridge Parkway, to Barness has received more than 100 offers from retail areas and food court. The emerging complexprovide shooting lanes for public safety, according the surrounding community to help with the project. will help protect Colorado wildlands by offeringto Army officials. The county created a nonprofit organization, called a controlled and cooperative area for outdoor “(The Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex) the Soldier’s Friend Foundation, to funnel grants shooting, said Barness.is going to set the mark for the rest of the nation and resources into the building of the range. “The Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complexand define collaboration and cooperation in the After pushing paperwork for two years, will bring a very unique and world-class opportunitysharing of resources,” said Terry Maketa, El Paso Barness and Karaki are ready for construction crews here,” said Jerri Marr, forest supervisor, Pike andCounty sheriff, who explained that overcrowding in to move dirt. San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron andcurrent ranges is disrupting the ability for deputies Comanche National Grasslands, during theto polish their skills. groundbreaking ceremony. Maketa said the shooting complex will The forest service is a longtime supporterintroduce a tremendous resource for local, state of recreational shooting, said Marr, adding thatand federal law enforcement agencies, as well more than 95 percent of the Front Range forestsas the Colorado Division of Wildlife and National and grasslands allow recreational shooting.Forest Service. “The ability to have shooting ranges is very, “I cannot imagine a better venue for a facility very important to the Colorado Parks and Wildlifelike this,” said Maketa, while gesturing toward the Commission,” said Tim Glenn, chairman, Coloradonearby Rocky Mountain Front Range. “I certainly Parks and Wildlife Commission. Glenn said venueswant to thank (Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, for improving marksmanship skills are critical forcommanding general, 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson) continuing the hunting heritage of the nation.for being such a great partner in this, and your “What a wonderful day to see all thispredecessor as well.” collaboration come together into this moment,” Steave Barness, chief of recreation division, said Amy Lathen, chairwoman, El Paso CountyDirectorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Board of Commissioners.Recreation at Fort Carson, welcomed everyone to “To be able to provide for our sheriff ’s office inthe groundbreaking ceremony. Two dump trucks, the way the county is required to do — and to makea tactical sheriff’s vehicle, a rescue pickup and a that facility available to the public at the same time —mounted color guard encircled a row of shovels. it’s an extraordinary opportunity,” said Lathen. “And “Two teams — Fort Carson and El Paso County then to add to that the benefit that this will have— joined together to put this great program together,” for the Soldiers and their Families at Fort Carson.”said Barness, project lead for the complex. “This event and this range epitomizes the Barness explained that the concept was partnership and the support that we have for eachconceived during a cup of coffee with Imad Karaki, other,” said Anderson. “What a good deal for thedirector, El Paso County Community Services. community and what a good deal for the post andThey discovered that Army and county officials what a good deal for our Soldiers and their Families.had shared a common need for an outdoor shooting “This just is indicative of what you all mean torange with practice lanes dedicated to the us and we can’t thank you enough,” said Anderson.promotion of public safety. Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 4th Following brief remarks from the general, Their idea to collaborate sparked detailed Infantry Division and Fort Carson, speaks Dec. 15 during Army leaders and county commissioners scoopeddiscussions. After a series of rewrites and redesigns, a groundbreaking ceremony for the Cheyenne Mountain shovelfuls of earth, signaling the start of constructionrequiring input and consent from dozens of Shooting Complex. for the Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex.El Paso County, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson leadership break ground Dec. 15 to will be located on Fort Carson, adjacent to Gate 20, near Interstate 25 and Mesa Ridgestart construction of the Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex. The shooting complex Parkway. The first phase is scheduled to be completed by the summer.
14 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 6, 2012Claims against the Estate are offering a $15,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the apprehension andMaster Sgt. Thomas Allen Biddle — With deepest conviction of the person(s) who may have been regret to the Family of the deceased. Anyone responsible for the death of Joseph E. Barker at having claims against or indebtedness to his Fort Carson. Barker’s remains were discovered estate should contact Capt. Doug Livermore at floating in a basin of the Waste Water Treatment 524-1533. Facility Feb. 21, 2006. Barker, a former Soldier,Master Sgt. Rodney McClintock — With deepest was last seen Feb. 8, 2006, on Fort Carson. Barker regret to the Family of the deceased. Anyone was reported missing Feb. 14, 2006. Persons with having claims against or indebtedness to his any information regarding this case should estate should contact Maj. Luis Fregoso at contact Special Agent Vitatoe at 526-3579 or call 719-503-0711. the Fort Carson Military Police at 526-6199.Spc. Christopher Mendonca — With deepest Persons can also email CID Crime Tips at the regret to the Family of the deceased. Anyone CID Headquarters in Virginia at usarmy.belvoir. having claims against or indebtedness to his firstname.lastname@example.org. Persons estate should contact 2nd Lt. Jason Klemp at wishing to remain anonymous will be honored 608-279-8126. and information will be held in the strictest confidence allowable under the law.Upcoming events Army Substance Abuse Program moved — to building 1351 on Pershing Drive. Call 526-8529Pre-deployment fair — Members of 4th Brigade for more information. Combat Team may attend the predeployment 2-1-1 data expands to two counties — The Pikes fair Monday-Wednesday at the Special Events Peak Area Council of Governments has partnered Center. Headquarters and Headquarters Company with Pikes Peak United Way to include 2-1-1 data and 1st Space Battalion should attend 9 a.m. to for El Paso and Teller counties in the Network 1 p.m. Monday; 1st Bn., 12th Infantry Regiment, of Care for servicemembers, veterans and their should attend 1-5 p.m. Monday. 704th Brigade Families. The service directory component of the Support Battalion should attend 9 a.m. Network of Care now includes more than 1,500 to 1 p.m. Tuesday; 4th Special Troops Battalion local resources to assist the military community, should attend 1-5 p.m. Tuesday; 569th Engineer service providers and others. Visit http:// Company, 4th Eng. Bn., should attend 3-4 p.m. pikespeak.networkofcare.org for more information. Tuesday. 2nd Bn., 77th Field Artillery Regiment, New stop sign locations — The intersection of should attend 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday; 3rd Coleman and Grove streets has been changed Squadron, 61st Cavalry Reg., should attend 1-5 from a two-way stop to a four-way stop. The p.m. Wednesday. Members of 2nd Bn., 12th Inf. additional stop signs are required to address Reg., may attend Monday-Wednesday from recent changes in traffic conditions in that area. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Members from all battalions Questions regarding this issue may be directed may attend the fair 5-7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. to Directorate of Public Works Traffic Planning Child care will be provided. and Operations at 526-9267.YMCA offers new program — The YMCA of Share-a-Ride — is a free online car pool the Pikes Peak Region offers a 10-week weight coordination to and from post, as well as van and anyone can attend these open, anonymous management course for overweight and obese pool options, typically for those commuting 30 meetings. Contact Edith L. at 719-291-0628 children between 7 and 13 years old and their or more miles to post. Riders are matched for more information. families. The MEND course is free, but space is based on their origination and destination points, Seeking speakers — The Fort Carson Public limited. A new session begins Monday. Interested as well as days and times of travel. Users specify Affairs Office is seeking Soldiers, Family community members should contact Shaunae whether they are offering a ride, need a ride or if members and civilians from Fort Carson to speak Medina at the Southeast Family Armed Services they are interested in sharing driving duties. When about their work, training and varied experiences YMCA at 719-622-3576 or email smedina@ a “match” is found, users are notified immediately to public organizations throughout the Pikes ppymca.org for registration information. of rider options, allowing them to contact and Peak region. Speakers must be well-qualifiedFamily housing survey — The 2011 Fort Carson coordinate ridesharing within minutes. Access the professionals who know how to capture and Family Housing survey is available at ride-share portal by visiting http://www.carson. maintain an audience’s attention for 20-30 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZBDPZDR army.mil/paio/sustainability.html. minutes. Speakers should be comfortable until Jan. 15. All on-post housing residents are “Give a Buddy a Ride” — is a voluntary program speaking to businesses, professional organizations, encouraged to take this anonymous survey to for on-post ridesharing. Soldiers, civilians or community leaders, civic groups and schools. help the garrison commander work with Balfour Family members who need a ride wait at one Contact Samantha Koss at 526-5996 or Beatty Communities to ensure our quality of of the designated “Give a Buddy a Ride” signs. email@example.com. life. For those without computer access, call Drivers willing and able to offer a ride to Nutrition counseling and classes — The Evans 526-5834 for a hard copy of the survey. someone standing at the sign can make on-the- Army Community Hospital Nutrition Care spot arrangements to drive the person to their Division offers nutrition counseling on a healthyGeneral announcements desired destination. Participants are asked to diet, weight loss or gain, high cholesterol, be prudent and mindful of using the sites in a hypertension, diabetes, sports nutrition and otherHighway improvements — The Colorado manner that does not impede traffic flow. nutrition-related diseases or illnesses. Nutrition Department of Transportation broke ground on Hospital initiates no-show policy — A classes include heart-healthy/lipid, weight loss, the second of three phases of safety and capacity “Commander’s Appointment Policy” affects all pregnancy nutrition, commissary tour/healthy improvements along State Highway 115 between TRICARE beneficiaries who receive health care shopping and sports nutrition. To schedule an Gates 1 and 6. The current phase will provide services on Fort Carson and at the Premier Army appointment, call the TRICARE appointment four through traffic lanes from the edge of the Health Clinic. Multiple no-shows could result line at 719-457-2273. To register for a class, recently completed improvements near Gate 5 to in the stopping of medical services; Soldiers call the Nutrition Care Division at 526-7290. the Rock Creek bridge, located just south of requiring unit escorts to future appointments; Legal Assistance Office — services are open to Gate 6. It will also provide major safety patients may have to sign a statement Soldiers, Family members and retirees. Services improvements at the intersection of State acknowledging they understand the ramifications include preparation of wills, powers of attorney, Highway 115 and Wilderness Road, just outside of multiple no-shows; a letter may be sent to the name changes and stepchild adoptions. The office of Gate 6. The project has a fixed completion Soldier’s unit when he or his Family member has also offers counseling and provides advice for date of Dec. 30. Contact Rick Orphan at multiple no-shows or cancellations; retirees with individuals dealing with landlord/tenant, military 526-9267 for more information. multiple missed appointments, “left without administrative, tax, family law and consumerExpress bus sign up — Interest is being assessed being seen,” or cancellations may have their issues, as well as counsel and representation of for commuter express bus service to Fort Carson locations of care changed. To cancel appointments Soldiers going through medical and physical from Fountain, Powers and Academy boulevards during weekdays, beneficiaries can call the evaluation boards. The office is open from 8:30- and Interstate 25 corridors. Sign up now to TRICARE appointment line 719-457-2273 or 11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. indicate interest. The projected start date for the 866-422-7391 weekdays from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Schedule appointments by calling the last duty service is April. Fort Carson individuals are Appointments made through TRICARE online day of the week, at 9 a.m. Sign-ups for walk-in needed to help demonstrate sufficient potential can be canceled at http://www.tricareonline.com. appointments are available Monday and Thursday demand for express commuter bus service, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The Legal Assistance dedicated to serving Fort Carson commuters Ongoing events Office offers a divorce and separation video with fast and convenient service. For Soldiers briefing followed by a general question-and- and civilians, this service can be free. Go to Al-Anon meetings — Al-Anon is a 12-step answer session Monday and Wednesday at 9:30 http://tinyurl.com/RideExpress or call 526-6497 program for families and friends of alcoholics a.m. and Thursday at 2 p.m. Attorneys cannot for more information and to sign up. (admitted or not). Meetings take place in the represent clients in divorce proceedings in court,CID seeks information — Special Agents from conference room of Elkhorn Conference Center however, a referral list of private attorneys is the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command at 6 p.m. every Monday. Attendance is free available. Call 526-5572/5573 for information.
Jan. 6, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 153D Campaign targets Soldiers Story and photo by “The campaign focuses on Kerstin Lopez reducing incidents caused by Mountaineer staff people driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs,” Menjivar A young girl stands alone on said. “It makes our communitystage in front of an auditorium full aware of the senseless tragediesof Soldiers — with a shaky voice resulting from alcohol and drugshe whispers into the microphone related injuries and fatalities. Ittelling her painful story. also strengthens our commitment Dhyra Duncan, 12, has as a community in reducingendured more tragedy in her impaired driving.”young life than most people do As part of the campaign, thein an entire lifetime. Her story is ASAP staff set up informationalriddled with devastation. display tables at the Fort Carson With the loss of her father Exchange and also conducted aat the age of 9, she faced another brief at McMahon Auditorium.horrific scenario May 14 — Nearly 500 Soldiers from acrossthe death of her mother. the installation attended Dec. 14 Dhyra’s mother, Lilly Duncan, and heard Dhyra’s compelling story.was involved in a car accident “We’re bringing everybodywhen a drunk driver collided out here so you can understand thewith her on Interstate 25 impact that drinking and drivingnear Denver. The intoxicated has on the communities,” saidfemale driver barreled down the Anthony McCollin, ASAPinterstate going southbound assistant prevention coordinator.in the northbound lanes. Dhyra Duncan, 12, looks at a photo of the remains of her deceased mother’s car. Her mother McCollin said the 3D Campaign Lilly Duncan, 31, died at was killed in May at the age of 31 when a drunk driver heading the wrong way on Interstate reminds everyone to “designatethe scene of the accident, leaving 25 collided with her. before we celebrate” and encouragesDhyra with no living parents. safe and sober driving, especiallyDespite her age, Dhyra exhibited The event, referred to as the “3D” Campaign, during the holiday season.a high level of maturity as she shared her story runs Nov. 24-Sunday, corresponding with the “We hope this presentation makes youfor the first time at Fort Carson. holiday season. It is designed to educate about understand the consequences of those that abuse Impaired driving continues to be an issue in the negative consequences of driving under the drugs and alcohol, as well as understanding thecommunities across the nation and Fort Carson influence of alcohol and drugs, said Edgardo impact and pain that these types of behaviors havetook a stand to combat the problem locally with Menjivar, Army Substance Abuse Program on our families, our co-workers, our loved onesthe Drunk and Drugged Driving Campaign. prevention coordinator. and the community,” McCollin said.ASAP offers more than counseling, education By Andrea Sutherland “The Army Substance Abuse way. I think it’s been very successful.” who self-refer for 12 months. Mountaineer staff Program is geared towards Soldiers, Henry stressed that Soldiers may In addition to one-on-one Family members, retirees and self-refer themselves for help for any counseling options, ASAP counselors Counselors at the Army Substance (Department of Defense) civilians,” substance abuse without fear of provide group therapy programsAbuse Program have a message for Henry said. reprisal from commanders. focused on specific issues likeSoldiers: they’re here to help. Family, retirees and DOD “A self-referral is for the Soldier to dealing with grief and post-traumatic “We’re all about helping,” said civilians may seek assistance through come and ask for help. Could they be stress disorder.Kim Henry, manager of ASAP. the Employee Assistance Program, chaptered? They could. … We want ASAP counselors at Fort Carson Henry said Fort Carson has 26 which offers up to four sessions to Soldiers to come and seek help,” Henry offer an art therapy group asASAP counselors dedicated those struggling with personal said. “Sometimes it’s been said that an alternative treatment.to supporting Soldiers who or work-related issues. ‘I’m going to send you to ASAP Counselors also facilitate themay be struggling. Soldiers have access to because you’re in trouble.’ No. That’s Suicide Prevention and Risk “We are not punitive,” an array of programs, not what we’re here for. We’re here as Reduction programs.she said. “I think including alcohol a helping agency and want to provide The programs seem to be helping,that’s the biggest education, therapy that service for all those eligible.” with recidivism rates at Fort Carsonmessage I would groups and Henry said that Soldiers who down to 1 percent. However, Henrylike cleared up — treatment options. self-refer will have the commander said those numbers may be skewedwe are not punitive.” ASAP counselors fill out and sign a form and then since ASAP counselors cannot For Henry and the at Fort Carson also report to ASAP for an initial screening. follow up with Soldiers who leaveASAP counselors, their offer the Confidential Alcohol Soldiers then go through a second, Fort Carson for another post.main mission is to help Soldiers identify Treatment and Education Pilot, one more intense, screening process to “I think the Army’s (recidivismthe cause of their substance abuse of six pilot programs in the Army determine the best course of action. rate) is 3 percent,” Henry said.and work with Soldiers on alternative that allows Soldiers to self-refer for “The decision is made to place Although counselors may notways to deal with those root causes. problems with alcohol abuse. them in some form of treatment be able to follow up with Soldiers ASAP, temporarily located in “Soldiers can self-refer for program (which typically last 12 once they leave, ASAP facilities arebuilding 1351, began as an Armywide alcohol only, without an incident, months) or maybe they just need available at all Army posts.initiative in 1971 to provide guidance after hours, so there’s no command education, then we provide the Visit http://www.carson.army.mil/to the Army community as well as involvement at all,” Henry said. “We education,” Henry said, adding that mpd/RD/SpryAssets/ASAP.htm ortreatment resources. have about 35 seeking help that counselors follow up with all Soldiers call 526-2501 for more information. Directorate of Emergency identification card — Common those who have not received Passes replace Services Department of Defense contractor and civilian decals Access Card or Family member or retired identification card — need to go to the Vehicle Registration Office, building 6012 south of Gate 1, to receive an extended an extended pass will be required to use gates 1 or 3 to access the installation. The Vehicle Registration Office is open Monday-Friday, decals for non DOD will no longer be recognized for installation entry beginning Jan. 15. pass. Passes will be issued for up to except federal holidays, from People who have been one calendar year, or the remaining 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact issued one of these decals and length on the current contract if Brian Reinwald at 526-5543 do not have an authorized DOD less than a year. Beginning Jan. 15, for more information.
16 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 6, 2012Hope illuminates new year Commentary by I like hope. Hope is the motivating temptations of hopelessness, skilled enough and persistent enough Chap. (Capt.) Thomas Reeves emotion for life. Hope is the continual powerlessness and despair. We, as an to complete the promise to bring the 4th Engineer Battalion pursuit for more relationships, international community, hoped as the baby out alive. Now 25 and the mother memories, events and expectations. Midland Rescue Team put into action of two, Jessica McClure Morales, My neighborhood has transformed Hope helps us focus on our priorities another drilled well alongside that continually enjoys those labor-filleditself into a glowing array of holiday and our important pursuits. No one dark hole while volunteers came and hours of prayer, emergency rescuecheer. You can’t look without amazement is hoping for bad events, a crisis or sang to baby Jessica, provided food to and hope that America provided.at the creativity, excitement and joy trouble in 2012. Rather, we are others and prayed for Jessica’s freedom. In 2012, my New Year’s resolutionthat brilliantly lights up our block. dreaming of beautiful experiences, Finally, in the second attempt, those is to be the agent of hope for my These people can celebrate and faithful relationships and dependable brave rescuers broke into the dark spouse, children and unit. This year Inot be intimidated with what I think or friends standing Army strong. tunnel underneath baby Jessica and will be a stronger person of characterwhether I participate. Their enthusiastic It was October 1987 in Midland, pulled her into their arms. This for my Family to depend on, a pillarcelebration creates life, friendship and Texas, that 18-month-old Jessica national hope was strong enough, of faith for my unit to believe in,a glitzy culture to our home front, McClure tumbled 22 feet down an a keeper of promises throughand I love this yearly expectation of joy. abandoned water well difficult times and shield of Now our hope looks toward 2012. and was alone two integrity so that my loved onesAs we make our New Year’s resolutions, and half days as the may live in peace.most begin with negative attributes world hoped for My hope for you in 2012such as losing weight, financial her rescue. The is that your faith will bemanagement and quitting bad habits, press reported immovable, your spiritualitywhile others begin with positive hourly of the deeply connected to the source,ones such as character development, rescue efforts your commitment to yourreconciliations, relational investments, and complex spouse impenetrable, your loveplaces to travel and degree completions. challenges with for your children never endingHope initiates these changes and impatient expectancy. and your hate for the enemiesmotivates the process. They spoke of all of your soul unquestionable. I This may be the year a Soldier the rescuers’ tools, pray you receive the blessingscomes home from deployment, a fiancé abilities and skill. This of a successful career withbecomes a spouse, your child is born or outpouring of hope great honor. May your life beyour oldest graduates high school. This ignited the needed brilliantly decorated withmay be the year you are selected for confidence, love and love that illuminates joy andpromotion, are transferred or retire. comfort that surrounded wherever you go peace willThis is the year of great expectations the young McClure parents, reign this New Year. May you be aand hope permeates your dreams. distracting them from beacon of hope.Chapel briefsFacebook: Search “Fort Carson Chaplains (Religious Chapel Schedule ROMAN CATHOLIC Support Office)” for the latest chapel events Day Time Service Chapel Location Contact Person and schedules. Saturday 5 p.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769Military Council of Catholic Women meets Friday Sunday 8:15-8:45 a.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Sunday 9:15 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Sunday 10:30 a.m. CRE Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 Chapel. For more information call 526-5769 or Sunday 10:30 a.m. RCIA Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 visit “Fort Carson Military Council of Catholic Sunday 11 a.m. Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 Mon-Fri 11:45 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Women” on Facebook. Mon-Thurs noon Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347Knights of Columbus, a Catholic group for men PROTESTANT 18 and older, meets the second and fourth Friday 4:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer, Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 Tuesday of the month at Soldiers’ Memorial Bible Study Sunday 9 a.m. Protestant Healer Evans Army Hospital Chap. Gee/526-7386 Chapel. Call 526-5769 for more information. Sunday 9 a.m. Liturgical Service Provider Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Landon/526-2803Protestant Women of the Chapel meets Tuesday Sunday 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Soldiers’ Memorial Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Sunday 10:50 a.m. Protestant Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 Chapel. Free child care is available. Email Sunday 11 a.m. Protestant/Gospel Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Ursula Pittman/503-1104 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit PWOC Fort Carson Sunday 10 a.m. Chapel Next Veterans Magrath & Titus Chap. Palmer/526-3888 on Facebook for more information. Sunday 2:30-4:30p.m. Youth ministry Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Sunday 5 p.m. Protestant Fellowship Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Black/524-1822Catholic Religious Education registration is under Tuesday 9:30 a.m. PWOC Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 way for the religious education year, which runs through May 6 for children age 4 through high JEWISH school students. Email email@example.com For information and a schedule of Jewish Sabbath services, call the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel at 333-2636. .mil to obtain a registration form. Classes are WICCA Sunday from 10:30-11:50 a.m. at Soldiers’ Sunday 2 p.m. Provider Chapel, Building 1350, Barkeley and Ellis firstname.lastname@example.org Memorial Chapel. Adult Bible study and classes White Mountain Warriors Lodge White Mountain Warriors Lodge ceremonies (He Ska Akicita Inipi) are offered to military, Family members and Department of Defense personnel. These lodges for adults seeking to join the Catholic Church are traditional Lakota spiritual ceremonies for cleansing, purification and prayer, and are fully sanctioned and supported by the Fort Carson command chaplain. Michael are also held during religious education. Hackwith is the spiritual adviser. For information and directions call Hackwith or Wendy Chunn-Hackwith at 285-5240 or email@example.com.Spanish Bible Study meets at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel Tuesday at 6 p.m. Contact Staff Sgt. Jose Varga at 719-287-2016 for more information.Community Prayer Lunch is held the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Lunch is provided; Bible Bistro: Tuesday cookout and Bible study bring side dishes, salads or desserts. at Veterans Chapel — check Facebook page forDeployed Spouses Group meets for fellowship, next event. Enjoy food and fellowship from food and spiritual guidance Wednesday at 5 p.m. 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. For more information at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall. call Chap. (Maj.) Glenn Palmer at 526-3888 Children are welcome to attend. Call Cecilia or 803-319-5296. Croft at 526-5769 for more information. Heartbeat, a new support group for battleLatter Day Saints Soldiers: Weekly Institute buddies, Family members and friends, Class (Bible study) is Wednesday at 7 p.m. at meets the second Tuesday of each month Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Call 719-266-0283 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Fallen Heroes Family or 719-649-1671 for more information. Center, building 6215, 6990 Mekong St.Jewish Lunch and Learn with Chap. (Maj.) The group is open to members of all branches Howard Fields takes place Wednesday of service. Contact Richard Stites at from noon to 1 p.m. at Provider Chapel. For 719-598-6576 or Cheryl Sims at 719-304-9815 more information, call 526-8263. for more information.
18 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 6, 2012K-9 units join in training By Kerstin Lopez K-9 handler is a sought out career among Mountaineer staff law enforcement, both military and civilian, and chances to train with other working In an effort to combine training dog teams is a reward, he said.techniques and tactics, the 148th Military “It’s a dream come true job … youPolice Detachment military working dog couldn’t ask for a better career,” Ramseyunit hosted a joint training exercise with said. “And what we are learning here,nearly 40 K-9 units Dec. 13-14. we can take it back and incorporate into The event is designed to organize what we do.”joint working dog training between military Sgt. Jeffrey Pearlstein, 148th MP militaryand civilian police K-9 agencies and to working dog handler, said joint training isexpose the teams to various training styles valuable and benefits all who participate.used around the country, said Sgt. 1st “It’s awesome getting all these agenciesClass Thomas Macagg, 148th MP, 759th out here and learning from each other,MP Battalion, military working dog maybe they know something I don’tkennel master. know (and) just going back and forth on “These events are helpful for knowledge,” Pearlstein said.networking and exposing dogs and handlers William Swan has been with theto different areas. When teams are able to Denver Sheriff ’s Department for 17 years,share their experiences and knowledge but recently became a dog handler. Hiswith others, it benefits every working dog interest in the police dogs and how theygroup in attendance,” Macagg said. work was the catalyst for the career change The two-day exercise took place at and during the past nine months, SwanRange 150, which houses a large military and his K-9 teammate, Rex, have beenoperations in urban terrain training site training and working together.with several multistory furnished buildings, “The new experiences and the differentunderground tunnels, staged vehicles, ideas that we’re exposed to really helps theroadways and open areas. The K-9 teams dog and the handler learn so much,” he said.participated in explosive detection, “The best part of the training is thenarcotics detection, building searches, unique environments that we get to exposescouting, open area, barricaded suspect, the dog to that we normally don’t get to —SWAT integration and scenario lanes. like the roadway searches, the heavy smoke Macagg said the training event and the loud noises,” Swan said. “It’s aincorporated patrol and detection lanes. The good way to test your dog to see whatdetection lanes consisted of narcotic and their limits are.”explosives focusing on several scenarios, “We will continue to host these eventswhile patrol lanes enabled the K-9 teams with a goal of having one per quarter asto search buildings for subjects. we have seen a tangible benefit to our With a month on the job as a new Soldiers and are always looking for ways to Photo by Staff Sgt. Craig Cantrelldog handler, Tracey Ramsey, a Colorado integrate with the surrounding community Rex, a military working dog with the 148th Military Police Detachment,Department of Corrections officer, said the police department,” said Capt. James 759th MP Battalion, takes down decoy suspect Jon Baer during a jointjoint training was “unbelievable.” Being a Bloom, 148th MP commander. training event at Range 150.Post’s theater’s first outing a success By Nel Lampe Mountaineer staff Theatre was a success, according to Sabine Mann, one of the group’s play is about a mix-up when the Royal Shakespeare Company ends up in plays both Bob Cratchet and his wife; inappropriate music is played by the organizers and the producer of “A Carson, Nev., instead of Fort Carson. sound crew; a director quits during The first production of the newly Christmas Chaos.” The Fort Carson Community Theatre the production; and Scrooge showsformed Fort Carson Community Authored by Michael Wehrli, the decides to save the day by putting on the audience the many ways an adult its own version can wriggle into and out of a child’s of the classic desk. The cast of “A Christmas with only seven Chaos” drew lots of laughs from the hours until the audience. If there were flubs on stage, curtain opens. no one noticed. Sixteen Actually, the cast had a few more parts were cast than seven hours rehearsal, roles to some actors were cast in August, with rehearsals with experience during the next three months. and others Directing his first play, Staff Sgt. taking their Kenneth Sargent, Company B, Warrior first role. Transition Battalion, said his only Several cast regret was not being able to cast members played everyone who tried out. multiple roles. Michael Rose was co-producer and Contributing acted the part of director in the play. to the chaos on The three-week run of the stage, a crew production played to mostly full member having houses, with closing night a sold-out a bad reaction house, according to Mann. to her allergy “I was overwhelmed and thrilled medication at the success and support from the makes entrances community,” she said. wearing bizarre Plans are under way for a second costumes, two production in late spring, with a Tiny Tims casting call in late January. For Photo courtesy of Fort Carson Now appear on stage information call Mann at 719-357-Scrooge, portrayed by Joe Smith, right, tells a couple they are now free of debt. Donald Robins plays the at the same 6005 or visit “Ft. Carson Communityhusband and Caroline Tyler portrays the wife. time; one actor Theatre” on Facebook page.
20 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 6, 2012 Jan. 6, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 21 Season of giving shines at Carson Mountaineer staff overseas, said Amy Mills, Christmas SPIRIT Foundation assistant director. The Mountain Post hosted an Members of the Colorado Springs array of holiday events in December, Veterans Motorcycle Club gathered offering Families a variety of at the Special Events Center Dec. 9 opportunities to celebrate the festive to deliver toys to military Families in season with loved ones. need. During their second annual The Christmas spirit emerged fundraiser for Fort Carson, the local through the month during events from nonprofit organization raised more toy giveaways to a social honoring the than $1,600 in donations to pay for many volunteers who lent a helping the holiday gifts. hand over the past year. Balfour Beatty Communities held The Fort Carson command its annual Santa Village Parade Dec. 13 and staff honored hundreds of with Santa riding through the housing these do-gooders during the holiday villages on an antique fire truck. social Dec. 15 at the Elkhorn More than 1,000 Family Conference Center. members attended the Balfour “You represent the spirit of giving Beatty Communities and Operation and that is evident in the hearts of Homefront 6th annual Toy Giveaway 3,460 Fort Carson volunteers … Dec. 20. Volunteers collected who so freely donate their skills, 60,000 toys to give away to children compassion and talent with no living in family housing. expectation of reward or recognition,” Each child received a large toy said Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, and two large shopping bags to fill commanding general, 4th Infantry with stuffed animals, coloring books, Division and Fort Carson. dolls and other goodies donated by Volunteers are used in every facet local businesses. Children also had the Photo by Dustin Senger of the day-to-day operations on post, opportunity to visit Santa Claus to Family members from 615th from unit volunteers to the school confirm last-minute gift requests. Engineer Company, 52nd system and more, he said. “I want a blue monster truck,” “We are a better community because of your extraordinary efforts; you have donated over said Joseph Yankosky, 4. “My dad has an electronic truck and we’re going to race them.” Griswold family finds Engineer Battalion, organize a sunrise walk at Fort Carson, Dec. 9, during the unit’s 3rd annual toy march. During 147,532 volunteer hours and you have contributed to a savings of $2.5 million to our community,” Many of these events could not have been possible without the help of hundreds of volunteers. “You give so much to this jingle bell rock By Staff Sgt. Wayne Barnett Griswold, and their three boys won the previous marches, Soldiers from 615th Eng. have amassed more than 100 toys for holiday said Anderson. Mountaineer staff USO-sponsored contest. donations. Since the combat In addition to the volunteer social installation,” said Col. Robert F. “We searched a couple of hours the first engineers are deployed as a the holiday season brought out many McLaughlin, garrison commander, After scouring the post for more than 20 two days and 12 hours on Friday and about security force in the Middle more opportunities for celebration at the Dec. 15 volunteer social. hours over four days, following four or five hours before finding it on East, their Families partnered and sharing on the Mountain Post. “Given the magnitude of programs 25 clues, the Griswold Saturday,” said Mark Griswold. with the rear detachment and Hundreds of freshly cut Christmas we have to put out for our Soldiers Family outwitted The prize, worth around $5,000, collected about two dozen gifts. trees were delivered Dec. 7 and given and Families, we could not do it to Soldiers and their Families free without volunteers. You touch the hundreds of people included an iPad 2, a diamond of charge. lives of Soldiers and Families every to find the jingle tennis bracelet, bedroom suite Trees for Troops is a program day with what you do.” bell rock. and various gift cards. founded by the Christmas SPIRIT The Directorate of Family and Spc. Mark “This event has been Foundation in 2005. The program, in Morale, Welfare and Recreation Griswold, 497th such a success the past two conjunction with Federal Express, helped Families ring in the New Engineer Company, years we plan on continuing has delivered nearly 84,000 trees to Year with activities at the Elkhorn 52nd Eng. Battalion, again in 2012,” said Phil military Families at more than 60 Conference Center and the his wife, Susan Martinez, USO center manager. Photo courtesy of USO installations across the nation and Thunder Alley Bowling Center. Christmas in Kandahar Even Santa can Soldiers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, walk into the have a bad day sunset to catch their flight out of Forward Operating Base Pacemaker, Dec. 25. every now and The Soldiers were on a mission to deliver holiday gifts of cookies, candy and then. Santa’s personal hygiene products to an outlying FOB. sleigh, a 1942 fire truck, broke down during Balfour Beatty’s annual housing Photo by Kerstin Lopez village parade Willie McMillian with the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, trims trees for forcing Santa Soldiers and Family members during the annual Trees for Troops event Dec. 7-9 at the Mountain and his helpers Photo by Sgt. Ruth Pagan Post Sports Complex. More than 600 fresh live Christmas trees were delivered to the installation. to push the sleigh.Layout by Jeanne Mazerall Photo by Staff Sgt. Wayne Barnett
22 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 6, 2012Courts-Martial Spc. Samuel R. Spotts, Company during a general court-martial in accordance with The following are the results of cases tried on Fort Carson from September-December. Carson, was sentenced to reductionC, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Dec. 8-9. At a house party, Gennette his pleas, of carnal to private, confinement for threeRegiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, choked a member of his unit and then knowledge, rape, years and a dishonorable discharge.4th Infantry Division, was convicted, struck that Soldier in the head with aggravated sexual contact, abusive Spc. Jeremiah Reed, 1st Bn.,in accordance with his pleas, of one his knee. Gennette then wrongfully sexual contact, indecent liberty with 67th Armor Reg., 2nd BCT, 4th Inf.count of desertion with intent to loaded a firearm and chambered a a child, aggravated sexual assault, Div., was convicted, consistent withavoid hazardous duty, during a special round in on-post quarters. He was sodomy, indecent acts with a child, his pleas, of AWOL terminatedcourt-martial Dec. 15. Spotts deserted sentenced to reduction to the grade of failure to obey a lawful order and by apprehension during a specialhis unit, Company A, 2nd Bn., 72nd private and a bad conduct discharge. possession of child pornography court-martial Oct. 4. Reed fled anArmor Reg., in November 2004 Sgt. 1st Class Manuel during a general court-martial Nov. 29. early court-martial after arraignment.while it was deployed in support of Olmotorres, 43rd STB, 43rd As a result, Sawyers was sentenced to He was sentenced to reduction toOperation Iraqi Freedom. He remained Sustainment Brigade, was convicted reduction to private, confinement for private, confinement for six monthsabsent in desertion until March 2011. by a panel of officer and enlisted 35 years and a dishonorable discharge. and a bad conduct discharge.Spotts was sentenced to reduction to members, contrary to his pleas, Pfc. Christopher Gorman was Pfc. Darrik Harlow, Rearprivate, four months confinement of wrongful possession of child convicted, consistent with his pleas, of Detachment, 1st Bn., 67th Armorand a bad conduct discharge. pornography during a general one count of desertion with intent to Reg., 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div., was Sgt. 1st Class Christopher E. court-martial Dec. 6-7. He was avoid hazardous duty, during a special convicted, consistent with his pleas,Welch, Rear Detachment, 2nd Special sentenced to reduction to private, court-martial Nov. 28. Gorman deserted of desertion with intent to avoidTroops Bn., 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div., three years confinement and a bad his unit, 2nd Bn., 8th Inf. Reg., 2nd hazardous duty and wrongful usewas convicted, contrary to his pleas, conduct discharge. BCT, 4th Inf. Div., in July of 2006 while of marijuana, during a specialof violation of one specification of Spc. Philip Hamilton, 3rd it was deployed in support of Operation court-martial Sept. 29. Harlow wasa lawful order during a general court- Squadron, 61st Cavalry Reg., 4th Iraqi Freedom. Gorman deserted his sentenced to reduction to private,martial Dec. 13-14. After receiving BCT, 4th Inf. Div., was convicted, unit by failing to return from rest and confinement for eight months anda lawful no contact order, Welch in accordance with his pleas, of recuperation leave. He remained absent a bad conduct discharge.violated the order by contacting the wrongful distribution of LSD on in desertion until August 2011, when 1st Lt. Kevin Corley,spouse of another Soldier. As a result, various occasions, and wrongful use he was arrested by civilian authorities. Headquarters and Headquarters,Welch was sentenced to reduction of LSD, Ecstasy and marijuana on Gorman was sentenced to reduction 2nd Bn., 12th Inf. Reg., 4th BCT, 4thto the grade of specialist. several occasions during a general to private, six months confinement and Inf. Div., was convicted, contrary to Spc. James Gennette, Battery court-martial Dec. 5. He was a bad conduct discharge. his pleas, of conduct unbecoming anB, 2nd Bn., 77th FA Reg., 4th BCT, sentenced to reduction to private, Pfc. Phillip Bartie, 2nd BCT, was officer during a general court-martial4th Inf. Div., was convicted by an 21 months confinement and a bad convicted, consistent with his pleas, of Sept. 10. Corley had an inappropriateofficer panel, contrary to his pleas, conduct discharge. robbery during a general court-martial relationship with the spouse of aof violation of one specification of a Sgt. Anthony M. Sawyers, Rear Oct. 27. Bartie, who stole more than deployed enlisted Soldier. As a result,lawful regulation and two specifications Detachment, 2nd Bn., 8th Inf. Reg., $600 from an Army and Air Force he was sentenced to dismissal fromof assault consummated by battery 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div., was convicted, Exchange Service Shoppette on Fort the service. Military life is Cedar Springs Hospital stressful enough. 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Jan. 6, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 25Officials help strengthen hoops program Story and photo by Walt Johnson Brathwaite didn’t think women had to be a the field and those who work behind the scenes Mountaineer staff part of the association to make it a success, but he on the sidelines and at the scorers’ tables have thought they could add a dimension to the program given merit to Brathwaite’s assessment that female When Kareem Brathwaite, Fort Carson that would be beneficial to both the athletes and officials would enhance the program.intramural sports director, thought about putting the female officials. Willie Chatman, president of the officialstogether the post officials association, he wanted In the year since the association was formed, the association, said the females who have been partto get more females involved in officiating sports. female officials that have been on the court or on of his association have been invaluable to helping the post have the best possible association. He said the women are just like any other pioneers because they had to prove that they had the ability and the knowledge to be quality officials and they have proven just that. “If you remember when the first female officials came into the NBA, Charles Barkley, among others, really gave them a hard time. Those ladies had to prove that they could officiate a man’s sport before they would be given the respect that they now have,” Chatman said. “Men sometimes think women don’t know the game as well as they do, and that simply isn’t true. The one good thing about the ladies in our association is the player sees that they know the game and that is why they are getting the kind of respect they do.” Linda Russell has been around sports for years as both a player and an official. In addition to knowing the rules, Russell feels there’s one other thing that helps female officials see the game a little differently than males. “I think women officials have a little more patience when we are calling games than male officials do,” she said. “Women are not eager to make a call so they can pump their chest out and say ‘I made a call.’ I think it’s that way because women tend to respect the game a little more than men do and appreciate theOfficial Robyn Bostick, left, talks to Brittany Winn, center, and Gloria Balas at the scorer’s table during a break in action fundamentals of the game more than theat a recent intramural basketball game at Waller Physical Fitness Center. athleticism of the game,” Russell said.Mountaineer Sports Feature Trojans fall Fountain-Fort Carson High School’s London Williams, 10, shoots over Mesa Ridge High School defenders Madison Cowan, a Fort Carson Family member, and Samantha Phillips during action Tuesday at Fountain-Fort Carson. The Lady Trojans fell to the Lady Grizzlies 53-43. The Lady Trojans’ next home contest is Jan. 13 when they host the Pine Creek Eagles at 6 p.m. Photo by Walt Johnson
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28 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 6, 2012Mountaineer Athlete of the Week Clarissa Mosley Volleyball athlete Clarissa Mosley is a multiple sport athlete — softball, basketball, volleyball and track. Mosley is an avid volleyball player who enjoys the sport so much that she’s looking to make an impact as a member of the Mountain Post community. What got you started in the sport of volleyball? Going into my junior high year I found a Junior Olympics team and I began playing volleyball for them and continued playing volleyball through my senior high school year. Who got you interested in sports? My mom (Frankie Thillet) was very instrumental in getting me involved in sports. She ran track and she also played softball, but she also got me involved in playing soccer as I was growing up. She also coached a number of the sports I played. Do you have favorite teams that you follow? Yes, I follow the UCLA volleyball team a lot and also follow the (University of) Arizona softball team. I also like to follow the Miami Heat professional basketball team. What motivated you to get an intramural volleyball league started here? When I was younger and my mom married a Soldier, we were assigned to Fort Wainwright in Alaska. I remember the units would have various sports teams and it was good for unit morale. When I got here I was hoping that there was a post or league volleyball program but since there is not one I would like to work with Kareem Brathwaite (Fort Carson intramural sports director) and see if one can be established. Why is volleyball your favorite sport? I like the other sports, but volleyball is just something that I’ve come to enjoy and have fun with and it can get pretty intense. Photo by Walt Johnson 719.550.2000 . behind 3 Margaritas We have the best selection of grilled and marinated meats, soups, noodles in town. We pride ourselves in capturing the current and ever changing Korean dining experience. Great food has a new 719 area code! Tax stimulus plan - we will pay your sales tax applies to all active military and dependants Visit us on www.seoultofugrill.com can publish your NOTICES OF GUARDIANSHIP (precurser notice to adoption) NAME CHANGES For more info call 634-1048
30 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 6, 2012 Focus on the Family a hidden treasure Story and photos by Nel Lampe The B-17 replica serves as the clubhouse for the cast of “The Last Chance Detectives” film series. Children and adults explore the plane. while solving mysteries. There’s a couple of art A special section has children’s books, videos and gifts, and On Saturday, Whit’s End Soda Shoppe is open from 11 a.m. until Mountaineer staff galleries for adults to visit and “Veggie Tales” episodes running 3 p.m. for lunch or snack items the Solid Grounds coffee stand on a nearby screen. In the large cave-like area next When winter weather is too offers free coffee. But the playground in the to the soda shop is a B-17 airplane cold for children to play outdoors, Visitors can learn about the downstairs area is the real treasure. replica, which served as a clubhouse there’s a warm indoor playground Focus on the Family’s mission in Children and their parents can take the for the teenaged cast in the “Last to visit — Focus on the Family’s the area behind the Welcome stairway or the elevator downstairs to Chance Detectives” series. There’s Welcome Center is free and it’s Center’s entrance desk, or visit the the indoor playground and Whit’s End also a climbing gym for children open six days a week. The Welcome 7,000-square-foot book store at Soda Shoppe. Whit — Mr. Whittaker 4 and under, the exit for the Center offers activities for children the east end of the building. The — is a character from the “Adventures three-story slide, A-Bend-A-Go, of all ages, although it is mostly store has a wide selection of books in Odyssey” series, the proprietor and the video cave that always for children 12 or younger. about family life, marriage, parenting of an old fashioned soda shop/ice has a video playing. Interactive A film, “The Last Chance and Christian living. The book cream parlor, where families can computers are mounted in the wall. Detectives” is shown at noon in store also sells a variety of DVDs purchase lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 Older children and teens can the Welcome Center’s theater on the and CDs of family movies and p.m., choosing from a child-friendly pick up a list of items to locate in a ground floor. It’s a film about some “Adventures in Odyssey” series, menu. After 1:30 p.m., only snacks scavenger hunt, or climb three floors teenagers who have adventures as well as “Veggie Tales” and are sold, which includes ice cream of stairs to reach the corkscrew in the small town of Ambrosia “The Chronicles of Narnia.” drinks, ice cream bars and cookies. slide for an exciting trip through the twists and turns. There is a height minimum and maximum for riders of the A-Bend-A-Go slide. Children must be 43.5 inches tall to ride — the maximum height is 5 feet 9 inches tall. There are health cautions for riders. The A-Bend-A-Go slide Just the Facts • TRAVEL TIME — 30 minutes • FOR AGES — families • TYPE — indoor playground • FUN FACTOR — ★★★★★ (Out of 5 stars) • WALLET DAMAGE — FREE $ = Less than $20 $$ = $21 to $40 $$$ = $41 to $60 $$$$ = $61 to $80 (BASED ON A FAMILY OF FOUR)Camp What-A-Nut is popular with the younger visitors. The Toddler Room is on the bottom floor, in the Discovery Emporiumarea of the Focus on the Family Welcome Center.
Jan. 6, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 31Children present impromptu puppet shows for an audience of parents, siblingsand friends in the Discovery Emporium in the Focus on the Family Welcome Center.is closed from noon to 1 p.m. and closes videos focusing on family life and values.for the day at 3:30 p.m. People who want to visit the adminis- After exploring the cave, families tration building may arrange for a tourcan take the secret passageway to the at the Welcome Center, call 531-3400 toDiscovery Emporium, where there’s a make arrangements. Tours are availablepuppet theater, theatrical stage, costume Mondays-Fridays, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.room, KYDS radio station, a reading area The Welcome Center opened about threewith an assortment of books and a toy years after Focus on the Family movedtrain that circles the room. to its new campus. There are cutouts of the characters from Located near the campus entrance on“Adventures in Odyssey.” Go through the Explorer Drive, just off Briargate Parkway,door by the radio station for more adventures the Welcome Center has had more almost— the toddler playroom is called Camp four million visitors since it opened.What-A-Nut, and is very popular with Welcome Center hours are 9 a.m. tochildren 4 and under. The Narnia Adventure 5 p.m. Monday through Friday andRoom is entered through a large wardrobe. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. There are two birthday party rooms — The Focus on the Family campus isa firehouse and J.J.’s Antiques. Birthday just off Briargate Parkway, at 8685parties can be scheduled for no charge in Explorer Drive. It is reached fromone of the party rooms. Birthday parties Interstate 25 going north. Take exit 151are very popular, so make arrangements far and follow the signs.in advance by calling 531-3400. For more information about Focus on the Family, a Christian ministry, Focus on the Family, go online tomoved from California to Colorado Springs http://www.focusonthefamily.com.in 1991.The organization has radio There is plenty of parking in lotsprograms as well as books, magazines and near the Welcome Center. The three-story corkscrew slide, known as the A-Bend-A-Go, is a fun experience for children and adults alike. The Welcome Center at Focus on the Family also contains a book store and gift shop. Places to see in the Pikes Peak area.
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