Mountaineer 2012 01-13


Published on

Published in: News & Politics, Sports
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Mountaineer 2012 01-13

  1. 1. Vol. 70 No. 2 Jan. 13, 2012 Word of the month: Values Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Stine, Company B, Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, carries his 5-year-old son, Connor, on his shoulders during halftime of the American Football Conference wild card playoff game hosted by the Denver Broncos, Jan. 8 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. More than 75,000 fans attending the Superstar Broncos’ 29-23 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers treatment cheered in support of the DSTB Soldiers who recently completed a year- long deployment to Iraq. See pages 20-21 for story. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent WilliamsDOD leaders CID investigates homicideU.S. will remain strongest military By Karen Parrish American Forces Press Service defense priorities for the coming decade, and A Soldier was found dead in the barracks on Fort Carson at approximately 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The Soldier was identified as Spc. Brandy Fonteneaux, 28, from Houston, Texas. Fonteneaux was emphasizes trimming the force while investing in a food service specialist in the 4th Engineer Battalion intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and served in the Army for more than two years. WASHINGTON — The Defense programs, combating anti-access technologies, Special agents from the U.S. Army CriminalDepartment’s new, 10-year strategy will ensure countering weapons of mass destruction and pre- Investigation Command are investigating the death asthe United States remains the world’s strongest vailing in all domains, including the cyber world. a homicide. Given the information and evidencemilitary power, according to DOD leaders. “Clearly, we face the constriction of having to developed to date by the CID investigators, officials In an interview with Bob Schieffer that reduce the budget by almost half a trillion dollars,” do not believe there is any further threat to the Fortaired Jan. 8 on the CBS news program “Face the the secretary said. “We developed a strategy that Carson community.Nation,” Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and said (the military) is going to be leaner, it is going No other details were released as this is an ongoingJoint Chiefs Chairman Army Gen. Martin E. to be smaller, but it has to be agile, it has to (be) investigation.Dempsey said the department is changing to adaptable, it has to be flexible, quickly deployable, People with any information regarding this caserespond to a new global reality. See Leaders on Page 4 should contact CID at 526-3391. The strategy announced Jan. 5 outlines Message board INSIDE Specker and Wetzel avenues north of OConnell Avenue will be closed from 10-1 a.m. 1 Thursday due to a military exercise. The exercise will include Fort Carson emergency vehicles. Page 11 Pages 30-31 Page 5
  2. 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 13, 2012 MOUNTAINEERCommanding General:Garrison Commander: Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson Col. Robert F. McLaughlin Think safety over holiday By Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson critical that leaders are proactive and discuss precautionsFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: Commanding general, 4th Infantry Division to mitigate the risks of privately owned vehicle seasonal Dee McNutt and Fort Carson hazards such as fatigue, alcohol, speeding and failureChief, Print and Web Communications: to use seat belts. Rick Emert On Monday our nation will celebrate the birth of one In an effort to prevent accidents and fatalities over thisEditor: Devin Fisher of our honored and esteemed leaders. Dr. Martin Luther holiday, each Soldier and leader is challenged to continueStaff writers: Andrea Sutherland King Jr.’s efforts resulted in legislation that their personal commitment for the safety Dustin Senger guarantees the universal application of the and well-being entrusted to them. Involved Kerstin Lopez Constitution for all Americans. leadership knows the plans of their Soldiers Staff Sgt. Wayne Barnett His practice of non-violence gave every and provides suitable guidance. This willHappenings: Nel Lampe American a vision of brotherhood and include the TRiPS Travel Risk AssessmentSports writer: Walt Johnson unity. We in the 4th Infantry Division and for all Soldiers traveling on pass or leaveLayout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall on Fort Carson are proud to celebrate the beyond 150 road miles. Furthermore. birth and life of this great American. leaders should use the POV Safety Toolbox As with most long weekends, Soldiers for additional mitigation tools. This commercial enterprise newspaper isan authorized publication for members of the and Family members will capitalize on the Commanders and first sergeantsDepartment of Defense. Contents of the opportunity and take to the roads to visit will provide an end-of-duty day safetyMountaineer are not necessarily the official friends and Family. Additionally, this is a discussion that will include POVview of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or national holiday and many other Americans safety, alcohol awareness, travel safely,the Department of the Army. Printed circulation will be on the roadways so extra caution fatigue, climatic injury prevention andis 12,000 copies. The editorial content of the Mountaineer and attention is warranted. Winter hazards other off-duty safety issues such asis the responsibility of the Public Affairs Office,Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119, Tel.: 526-4144. still exist; we can expect and should plan for adverse weather including rain, Anderson winter sports and hunting. All personnel in the 4th Inf. Div. andThe e-mail address is usarmy.carson.hqda-ocpa. ice, snow and slick roads. on Fort Carson must commit to the safety of each Fort Carson and our Army continue to lose personnel We are a band of brothers and sisters and, as such, we The Mountaineer is posted on theInternet at to vehicle-related accidents; this is a trend that we cannot care about each other’s safety, on and off duty. The Mountaineer is an unofficial continue in 2012. Preventing further losses is everyone’s Beth and I wish you a safe and happy weekend. God bless.publication authorized by AR 360-1. The business, not just leaders or commanders. However, it is — Steadfast and LoyalMountaineer is printed by Colorado SpringsMilitary Newspaper Group, a private firm inno way connected with the Department of theArmy, under exclusive written contract withFort Carson. It is published 49 times per year. The appearance of advertising in thispublication, including inserts or supplements, Send a Valentine’s Day message to your sweetheart!does not constitute endorsement by theDepartment of the Army or Colorado SpringsMilitary Newspaper Group, of the products orservices advertised. The printer reserves theright to reject advertisements. Everything advertised in this publicationshall be made available for purchase, use or Email your 25-word messagepatronage without regard to race, color, religion,sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical and a high-resolutionhandicap, political affiliation or any othernonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. picture of you andIf a violation or rejection of this equalopportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, your loved one tothe printer shall refuse to print advertisingfrom that source until the violation is corrected. andrea.sutherland@For display advertising call 634-5905. All correspondence or queries regarding by Feb. 3advertising and subscriptions should be directedto Colorado Springs Military Newspaper to appear in the Feb. 10Group, 31 E. Platte Avenue, Suite 300, issue. SubmissionsColorado Springs, CO 80903, phone 634-5905. The Mountaineer’s editorial content is subject to editing. Notedited, prepared and provided by the PublicAffairs Office, building 1430, room 265, Fort all photographs will run.Carson, CO 80913-5119, phone 526-4144. Releases from outside sources are soindicated. The deadline for submissions to theMountaineer is close of business the weekbefore the next issue is published. TheMountaineer staff reserves the right to editsubmissions for newspaper style, clarity andtypographical errors. Policies and statements reflected in thenews and editorial columns represent viewsof the individual writers and under nocircumstances are to be considered those ofthe Department of the Army. Reproduction of editorial material is Has someone in your organizationauthorized. Please credit accordingly. recently received kudos? Classified advertising Contact Mountaineer staff 329-5236 Display advertising 634-5905 at 526-4144 or e-mail Mountaineer editor 526-4144 usarmy.carson.hqda-ocpa.list. Post information 526-5811 Post weather hotline 526-0096
  3. 3. Jan. 13, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 3 4th Inf. Div. welcomes new chief of staff Story and photo by two and a half years. He’s been a During the 4th Infantry Staff Sgt. Craig Cantrell huge asset to this unit, installation Division’s most recent deployment, 4th Infantry Division Public and community,” he said. Fetterman’s integrity and unre- Affairs Office Antonia assumed responsibility lenting dedication attributed to the as the 4th Inf. Div. chief of staff successful transfer of U.S. Friends, Family and Soldiers after serving in a variety of Division-North area of operations of 4th Infantry Division and Fort leadership positions in his 22-year back to the people and government Carson welcomed the new 4th career, ranging from rifle platoon of Iraq, Anderson said. Inf. Div. chief of staff, Col. leader, rifle company commander Fetterman took a moment to Bruce Antonia, and his Family and brigade commander. recognize those he had served to the Mountain Post during a “You have my word that with during his tenure at the ceremony at division headquarters every day I will do what is Mountain Post. building Jan. 4. required to take care of Soldiers “Thanks to all those with whom Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, and Families of the ‘Ironhorse’ I worked with here at Fort Carson commanding general, 4th Inf. Div. Division,” said Antonia. for making it enjoyable, meaningful and Fort Carson, hailed his Antonia joins the 4th Inf. Div. work. It was truly my pleasure and incoming chief of staff and bid staff after his last assignment as honor to serve here and with each of farewell to the outgoing chief of brigade commander of 4th Brigade you,” Fetterman said staff, Col. Patrick Fetterman. Combat Team, 10th Mountain “Fortunately, as I leave now, “The chief of staff is an Division at Fort Polk, La., from you have the good fortune to get invaluable and essential member of June 2009-October 2011, including the Antonias as the new chief of the command team,” Anderson deploying to Afghanistan in staff team,” Fetterman told those said. “It’s an extremely complex support of Operation Enduring in attendance. and demanding position that Freedom from October 2010- “Welcome to the team and get requires the right person for October 2011. ready for the ride of your life.Col. Bruce Antonia, chief of staff, 4th Infantry Division, the job. Fetterman will relocate to We’ll make the most of each andaddresses Family, friends and Soldiers attending the “This division’s been extremely Stuttgart, Germany, to serve as the every day and we’ll have funwelcome and farewell ceremony at the 4th Inf. Div. fortunate and privileged to have Lee lead planner for U.S. European while doing it,” Anderson told hisheadquarters building Jan. 4. (Fetterman) as its chief for the past Command. new chief of staff.
  4. 4. 4 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 13, 2012Leaders One point that may have been and reconnaissance, and cyber. high demand, and defense leaders arefrom Page 1 underemphasized, is that the military “What we’re looking to do here is working to ensure the force size has “learned an enormous amount not constrain ourselves to a two-war remains adequate and adaptive toand it has to be technologically over the last 10 years about how to construct, but rather build a force that future missions, he said.advanced. That’s the kind of force we wage war,” he said. has the kind of agility the secretary “We do have a … significant,need for the future.” Dempsey said the military has mentioned, that is a learning organization capable (National) Guard and The department’s plan calls for developed strengths unforeseen a decade that will adapt itself to what it Reserve component, and we do havepriority emphasis on the Pacific and ago, noting its capabilities in special confronts,” he said. an active component that has learnedthe Middle East, while maintaining a operations, intelligence, surveillance The military has seen a decade of a lot over the last 10 years,” Dempseypresence elsewhere, Panetta noted. noted. “What we’re trying to do is “The bottom line is, when we face break the template and think aboutan aggressor anyplace in this world, different ways of accomplishing thewe’re going to be able to respond and task, to give more options to ourdefeat them,” he added. nation’s leaders.” The chairman said a popular The geopolitical and economicmisconception about the new strategy challenges of 2012 demand a shift inassumes the nation’s forces will no military power, the general said.longer be able to fight more than one “What we’re trying to do is chal-conflict at a time. lenge ourselves to respond to that shift “In fact, we were pretty adamant and to react to that strategic inflectionthat we must be able to do more than point,” he thing at a time, and, by the way, not Dempsey said his concern is that inlimit ourselves to two,” Dempsey said. light of changing strategy and budget“The threat, and the environment in issues, some will see the United Stateswhich we find ourselves in this decade as a nation and a military in decline.of the 21st century, suggests to us that “Nothing could be further from theit’s likely to be more than two.” truth,” the chairman said. “That miscal- The strategy aims to build a force culation could be troublesome … itcapable across the military operational Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo could cause even our close partners tospectrum with the leadership, manning Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff wonder, what kind of partner are we?and equipment to provide options to Gen. Martin Dempsey, answer questions during a “Face the Nation” interview which So what I’d like to say right now is,the national command authority, the aired Jan. 8. Panetta and Dempsey responded to questions ranging from the upcoming we’re the same partner we’ve alwayschairman noted. budget cuts to the threats that Iran poses in the middle east. been, and intend to remain that way.”
  5. 5. Jan. 13, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 5Payday activities promote pride, esprit de corps 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 4th Inf. Div. “Raider” Soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th and Fort Carson. “Scheduled and used correctly, events Inf. Div., who recently returned from a deployment to Soldiers across Fort Carson and the 4th Infantry tied to this day each month can be a powerful tool to Afghanistan in support of Operation EnduringDivision put on their Class A and Army Service focus our efforts on Soldier and Family readiness.” Freedom, began their payday activities early in theuniforms Jan. 6 for a time-honored tradition known Payday activities began as a time for Soldiers to morning with an esprit de corps payday activities. draw their paychecks, discuss pay problems with “Brigade runs create unit cohesion and increase “Payday activities are an important aspect to the finance officer and put on their dress uniforms morale,” said Spc. Nathan Kimbrough, armoredmaintaining the well-being of our force,” according to be inspected, Anderson said. crewmember, Headquarters and Headquartersto the payday activities memorandum from Maj. Gen. In keeping with the new Fort Carson standard, the Detachment, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div. “I’m always motivated during brigade runs because just as we start together, we finish together.” Upon completion of the run, Raider Soldiers changed into their dress uniforms to undergo an inspection. Those who lived in the barracks had their room inspected as well. “I like the fact that we’re going back to wearing our Class As or ASUs,” said 1st Sgt. Robin Watson, Company C, Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Inf. Div. “With the war going on, some Soldiers haven’t even worn their (dress) uniform since they’ve been in the military.” Before electronic banking became available, Soldiers stood in line every payday to receive their wages, said Maj. Scott Trapman, brigade surgeon, HHD, 1st STB, 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div. “I remember payday activities back in 1986, when we still used paper checks,” said Photo by Spc. Cardell Brown Trapman. “I think that a lot of the youngerSoldiers of 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conduct a 2.4-mile brigade run Soldiers need time during the duty week to getJan. 6 as part of the unit’s first payday activities since returning from a 12-month deployment in support of Operation See Payday on Page 6Enduring Freedom last year. Start the New Year with * * NO PAYMENTS On New Agreements! ¡Comienza elEn Contratos Nuevos! SIN PAGOS Año Nuevo 55" No Credit. No Long-Term Commitment. Full HD 1080p Hulk Hogan No Payments Until Feb. 4!* LED Pro Wrestler Troy Aikman Hall of Fame Quarterback 15 MIL OFF % † Military Allotments are Accepted! T ITA UN RY CO DIS ** 15 MIL OFF % † Come Visit One of Our 9 Locations in the Colorado Springs and Pueblo Area T ITA O UN RY ISC D *The advertised transaction is a rental-purchase agreement. “Free Until Feb. 4” offer valid on new rent-to-own agreements only for new or used merchandise entered into through February 4, 2012, when the offer ends. Optional fees and taxes are not included in “Free Until Feb. ren 58 4” offer. Product availability may vary by store. Free-rent offers will not reduce total rent or purchase-option amounts. You will not own the merchandise until the total amount necessary to acquire ownership is paid in full or you exercise your early purchase option. Ownership is ce 77 optional. See Store Manager for complete details.Consulta con el Gerente de la Tienda para los detalles completos.†Must present valid military ID to receive offer. 15% discount refers to 15% off the total rent-to-own cost on any new agreement and may be applied to new agreements for new or pre-leased 7. ta nte r. c o 87 merchandise. **To restart an agreement on a returned product, Rent-A-Center will retain your payment records for two years. Thereafter, simply bring in your last payment receipt for reinstatement. Delivery and set-up are included and RAC services and maintains the merchandise m 800. while on rent; set-up does not include connection of gas appliances. ROP1201_MIL_COL Take the first step in furthering your career in Information Technology through your GI Bill Education benefits. At LeaderQuest, CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN DENTAL GROUP you can count on an education that is: Serving the Cheyenne Mountain Community Since 1978 Advanced: Dr. Grant Learn today’s most advanced technologies Our office uses the latest Accelerated: Dr. Bertsch technology including, Earn your CompTIA, Microsoft, or Cisco certification in as little as 4 weeks Dr. VanOrman COS scanner, Water Biolase Flexible: Dr. Koditek and EZlaser treatment. Transfer your IT certification into college credits should you choose to continue to earn your Associates or Bachelors degree 3605 Star Ranch Road (corner of Star Ranch & Hwy. 115) LeaderQuest has been helping our Veterans unleash their careers in information Technology for over 10 years. The person pictured is not an actual service member 576-3276 Find out why LeaderQuest is the fastest growing IT training provider in the Rocky Mountain West. Monday – Wednesday – Friday, 8a-5p Offices in Colorado Springs, Denver Tech Center, and Broomfield Visit us at: www.LeaderQuest or Call 719-596-4545 Free Job Placement Services for all students. Accepting new patients!
  6. 6. 6 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 13, 2012 Payday from Page 5 their finances in order, and payday activities afford them the opportunity to do just that.” Since the onset of combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Army focused on training to deploy Soldiers to foreign countries to fight the nation’s enemies, said 1st Sgt. Samuel Rodriguez, Company A, DSTB, 4th Inf. Div. “2001 was the last time I did payday activities. After we became involved in these two wars, we veered away from them,” said Rodriguez. “Payday activities went by the wayside due to a wartime Army. Now, we have more time to rotate back to the States, which gives us time to go back to the old ways of garrison Army.” Payday activities, conducted on the first Friday of the month, provide commanders the opportunity to choose from a list of activities approved by the commanding general. They include a unit esprit de corps run; inspections of uniforms and barracks; medical readiness; counseling; award ceremonies; professional Photo by Sgt. Kori Johnson development; and a golf scramble with the Passing the sword commanding general. “Payday activities started a long time ago.Command Sgt. Maj. Miles Wilson, center, passes the Noncommissioned Officer’s Sword to Col. Michael Kasales, It’s been tradition as long as I’ve been in thecommander, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, signifying the relinquishment of Wilson’s responsibility Army for the last 24 years,” said 4th Inf. the brigade’s command sergeant major during a ceremony at the Special Events Center Jan. 6. Kasales then passed DSTB Command Sgt. Maj. Keith Moore.the sword to Sgt. Maj. Filipe Ogas, left, who will serve as the interim command sergeant major for 3rd BCT until early “Things like this are important; it’s been aFebruary. Wilson, who joined the Army in January 1986 as an armored reconnaissance specialist, has served in many part of the Army a long time. It’s a part of our history, and I’m glad the commanding generalleadership positions within cavalry and armor units. He served as command sergeant major for 4th Squadron, 10th made the decision, along with other things, toCavalry Regiment, where he deployed to Iraq for 15 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 07-09 and 3rd BCT bring payday activities back,” said Moore.command sergeant major while the brigade served as an advise and assist brigade in support of OIF 10-11 and Editor’s note: Staff Sgt. Craig Cantrell, 4thOperation New Dawn. His next assignment is command sergeant major, U.S. Army Armor school, Fort Benning, Ga. Inf. Div. PAO, and Spc. Cardell Brown, 1st BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div., contributed to this article. Wiinning S Winning Smiles For Everyone! EXPERIENCED, CARING EXPERIENCED, CARING AND GENTLE RI N D A GEN E ENTL Cosmetic Dentistry Bonding & Veneers Root Canal Therapy Redefining the Auto Glass Experience Childrens Dentistry Crowns & Bridges OrthodonticsNo cost Teeth Whitening Oral Surgery Dentures Implants Wisdom Teeth White Fillings We will Porcelain Laminatesreplace your glass on base. Gum Care15% military discount PROVIDER PROVIDER FOR ACTIVE MILITARY DEPENDENTS I ACTIVE MILITA Y DEPENDENTS I TAR E N T Personal Dentistry Personal Dentistry with a Soft To r Soft Touch for f ouch Parents Grandparents. r Children, Parents & Grandparents. Friendly, trained, SAME DAY EMERGENCY CARE DAY EMERGENCY CARE A professionalVisit us at technicians 597-9737 for an instant quote www.powersdentalgroup.comCall 1-855-SWIFTPRO (794-3877) to get a quote and schedule today Caring Caring For Smiles Since 1974
  7. 7. Jan. 13, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 7Miscellaneous be reached at 526-5345. Use this number for briefings are held in building 1129, Freedom emergencies or routine tasks and for reporting Performing Arts Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. andVII Corps Desert Storm Veterans’ Association wind damage, damaged traffic signs or other briefings start at 7:30 a.m. Soldiers are required 21st Reunion — is Feb. 25 at the Fort Myer, facility damage. to bring Department of the Army Form 5118, Va., Officers’ Club. Contact Hoa McNabb at • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric signed by their unit personnel section, and a pen 800-506-2672 or email VIICorpsDSVA@aol. Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. to complete forms. Call 526-4730/4583 for com for more information. when needing trash containers, trash more information.First Sergeants’ Barracks Program — hours of is overflowing or emergency service is required. Army ROTC Green to Gold briefings — are held operation changed Tuesday. Office hours are • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan the first and third Tuesday of each month at now 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The FSBP Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ noon at the education center, building 1117, Office, located in building 1140, modular 2, 1886 for service needs or to report complaints. room 120. Call University of Colorado- Ellis Street, assists Soldiers with room assignments • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan Colorado Springs Army ROTC at 262-3475 for and terminations. Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ more information.The Army Attaché Management Division — is ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the recruiting qualified regular Army noncommis- • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — first and third Wednesday of each month. Briefing sioned officers, sergeant-sergeant first class, to Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier Readiness serve in U.S. embassies around the world. For Building, building 1042, room 244, on a first-come, more information or to request an application for • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary first-served basis. Soldiers must be within 120 Defense Attaché assignment, contact Master Sgt. Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ days of their expiration term of service, but must Matthew Tuiasosopo, Army Attaché Management Use this number to obtain self-help attend the briefing no later than 30 days prior Division, at 202-231-7291 or 301-917-4729 or tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. to their ETS or start of transition leave. Call email • Base operations contracting officer 526-2240/8458 for details.Work Management Branch — The DPW Work representative — Call Bruce Gronczniak at 526- Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays in Management Branch, responsible for processing 9262 or email for building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m. work orders — Facilities Engineering Work questions on snow removal, grounds maintenance Soldiers must be specialist to staff sergeant from Requests, DA Form 4283 — recently changed its and contractor response to service orders. any military occupational specialty, have a general hours of operation. The Work Management • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at technical score of at least 107, be a U.S. citizen, Branch, located in building 305, will be open for 524-0786 or email to score 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness processing work orders and other in-person request latrines, for service or to report damaged Test, and pass a Special Forces physical. Call support from 7-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. or overturned latrines. 524-1461 or visit the website at http://www.bragg. Afternoon customer support is by appointment The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — only, call 526-2900. is able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located atVeterans Affairs claims and benefits — Veterans building 1430, room 240. During duty hours, Hours of Operation can get assistance through the Veterans Services Soldiers should call 526-4563. The 24-hour Group, Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. for phone number for after hours, holidays and DFAC hours — Fort Carson dining facilities operate walk-ins and 3:30-4:30 p.m. for appointments. weekends is 719-358-3275. Questions can also under the following hours: The VSG is located at The Retired Enlisted be submitted by email to FtCarsonTDS@gmail. • Wolf — Closed Friday-Monday. Tuesday- Association Chapter 1 at 834 Emory Circle in com. Know your rights. Thursday, 7-9 a.m. (breakfast), 11:30 a.m. to 1 Colorado Springs. For more information call Legal services — provided at the Soldier Readiness p.m. (lunch), 5-6:30 p.m. (dinner). 719-337-0086. Processing site are for Soldiers undergoing the • Stack — Friday-Thursday, 7-9 a.m. (break-Recycle incentive program — The Directorate of SRP process. The SRP Legal Office will only fast), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch), 5-6:30 p.m. Public Works has an incentive program to prevent provide powers of attorney or notary services to (dinner). recyclable waste from going to the landfill. Soldiers processing through the SRP. Retirees, • Warfighter (Wilderness Road Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards Family members and Soldiers not in the SRP Complex) — Closed Friday-Monday. Tuesday- for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort process can receive legal assistance and powers of Thursday, 7-9 a.m. (breakfast), 11:30 a.m. to 1 Carson Recycle Center, building 155. Points are attorney at the main legal office located at 1633 p.m. (lunch), no dinner. assigned for the pounds of recyclable goods Mekong St., building 6222, next to the Family • 10th SFG(A) LaRochelle — Closed turned in and every participating battalion receives Readiness Center. Legal assistance prepares Friday-Monday. Tuesday-Thursday, 7-9 a.m. money quarterly; the top two battalions receive an powers of attorney and performs notary services (breakfast), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch), no dinner. additional bonus amount. Call 526-5898 for more on a walk-in basis from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Issue Facility regular business hours — are information about the program. Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 8:30 listed below. Call 526-3321 to make appointments.Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson Sergeant a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from Audie Murphy Club meets the third Tuesday 7:30-10:30 a.m. of each month at the Family Connection Briefings • Initial issues — Monday-Thursday from Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The 12:30-3 p.m. SAMC is open to all active members and those Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training — • Partial issues — Monday-Thursday from interested in becoming future SAMC members. is held Tuesday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 12:30-3 p.m. The club was originally a U.S. Forces Command p.m. in the Family Readiness Center, building • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- organization of elite noncommissioned officers 6237, room 104. This training is required for all Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. but is now an Armywide program for individuals Soldiers asked to perform this solemn duty. Per • Direct exchange — Monday-Thursday who have met the criteria and have proven Army Regulation 600-8-1, this duty is limited from 12:30-3 p.m. themselves to be outstanding NCOs through a to those in the ranks of sergeant first class to • Partial turn ins — Monday-Thursday board/leadership process. Contact the SAMC command sergeant major, chief warrant officer from 12:30-3 p.m. president, Staff Sgt. Thomas Witt, at 526-5661 2-5 and captain and above. No reservations are • Full turn ins — Monday-Thursday from for more information. required to attend training. Classes offered on a 7:30-10:30 a.m.Command Evaluation and Training Team — first-come, first-served basis. Call Jean Graves at • Unit issues and turn ins — Call 526- COMET provides commanders at all levels with a 526-5613/5614 for more information. 5512/6477 for approval. responsive maintenance and supply assessment Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency Education Center hours of operation — The and training tool that improves the combat effec- Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located Mountain Post Training and Education Center, tiveness, readiness and efficiency of their units’ in building 381, conducts orientations Fridays building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: logistical programs. The team identifies supply from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss • Counselor Support Center — Monday- and maintenance weaknesses and problems, and DLA processes to include turning in excess Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11 provides individual/unit reinforcement training property, reutilizing government property, a.m. to 4:30 p.m. based on assessments. Results remain confidential web-based tools available, special handling of • Army Learning Center — Monday- for the unit commander only. The team provides property and environmental needs. To schedule Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. assistance in the majority of maintenance and an orientation, contact Arnaldo Borrerorivera at • Defense Activity for Nontraditional supply management areas with one-on-one training, for receiving/ Education Support and Army Personnel Testing — and by conducting follow-up visits. The team also turn in; Mike Welsh at for Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. conducts classes to help strengthen supply skills reutilization/web tools; or Rufus Guillory at and improve maintenance readiness. Contact Tim Howarth at 503-3095 or email thomas.howarth3. Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to for more information. noon the second and third Wednesday of each BOSS meetingsDirectorate of Public Works services — DPW is month at the Joel Hefley Community Center are held at 10 a.m. responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort conference room, 6800 Prussman Ave. The the first and third Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance Retirement Services Off ice recommends Wednesday of each of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and spouses accompany Soldiers to the briefing. cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone month at the Foxhole. Call 526-2840 for more information. numbers and points of contact for services: Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays For information, call • Facility repair/service orders — Fort for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays 524-BOSS. Carson Support Services service order desk can for personnel being reassigned stateside. The
  8. 8. 8 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 13, 2012SFAT 1 vehicles hit 70K-mile markStory and photo by Staff Sgt. Jason BoyleSecurity Force Assistance Team 1, 2nd Brigade Brigade of the Afghan National Civil Order Police their troops, the Mustangs partnered in a logistics and must make regular trips to all their elements in convoy from Kandahar to Kabul. Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Panjawei, Dand, Maiwad, Zharey and Kandahar City. “This movement required the coordination A frequent member who travels with SFAT 1 is efforts at all levels and involved a partnership at KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Driving 10,000 2nd Bde. ANCOP Commander Brig. Gen. Gulhom the Soldier level that (we don’t) usually experiencemiles is an accomplishment all in itself, but being Mohaidin. Visiting all the ANCOP elements is as a mentorship team,” said Staff Sgt. Justin Platt,able to drive that many miles on narrow, congested critical to Mohaidin and his staff because it gives a noncommissioned officer with SFAT 1.roads, dodging vehicles bearing hazardous loads, them a better picture of what’s happening on the Logistics planning for the trip to Kabul provedsharing the road with inexperienced, dangerous ground and what type of support units need. challenging as well. Mustangs crossed throughdrivers and looking out for careless pedestrians “Their communications systems have improved many battle spaces and had to plan communications,sounds almost impossible. dramatically, but bringing commanders together fuel stops and medical/recovery assets in the event The “Mustang” Soldiers with Security Force aids overall coordination of efforts,” Eiser said. they were needed. Polish and Czech Republic unitsAssistance Team 1, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th In addition to helping ANCOP commanders visit owned some of the areas the Mustangs traveledInfantry Division, reached the through, which added language10,000 mile mark on all seven of barriers to the mix.their vehicles Jan. 1. “This movement was espe- “Driving in Afghanistan is cially demanding for (us)like driving in the (Indianapolis because the trip up to Kabul took500) with people who have never roughly 18 hours with onedriven before,” said Spc. Mitchell overnight stay en route, and theBurch, a team leader. movement back took about 12 “I never expected that I hours,” said Spc. Jake Davis, awould need to dodge so many Soldier with SFAT 1.pedestrians,” said Spc. Patrick Mustang Soldiers partneredTaggart, a driver. “A 50,000 with the ANCOP throughout thepound vehicle moving at 35 entire mission from the precombatkilometers per hour just doesn’t inspections and rehearsals to theseem to get their attention.” actual accomplishment of the Though a few side mirrors mission and then to the end whenhave been lost since the SFAT 1 they did an after-action review.began driving in June, there have With the first 10,000 milesnot been any accidents nor driven, SFAT 1 isn’t looking back,injuries to Soldiers or civilians, but to the future.said Lt. Col. Ben Eiser, the SFAT The view from a Security Force Assistance Team 1, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry “I’m proud of our team,”1 commander. Division, vehicle while driving in Kabul. Over the past seven months, SFAT 1 has driven seven of Eiser said, “here’s to the next The Mustangs advise the 2nd its vehicles more than 10,000 miles each safely without accidents or pedestrians being injured. 10,000 miles driven safely.” The Colorado Springs Business Journal can publish your legal notices. Easy and affordable. Ordinances Water Rights Public Trustee Sales Notices to Creditors City Planning Agenda Name Changes Summonses Adoption Notices Guardianships Sheriff’s Sales and more Call Kathy Bernheim at 719-329-5204 for more information The person pictured is not an actual service member
  9. 9. Jan. 13, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 9Talon helps secure northern edge of Khakrez Story and photo by operations in northern Khakrez and one that is used to run drugs, money Sgt. Ruth Pagan2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Ghorak districts,” said 1st Lt. Eric Richards, platoon leader, 3rd Platoon. and guns,” said Staff Sgt. Geoffrey Miller, a squad leader. “They’ve “We want peopleAffairs Office, 4th Infantry Division “Basically, we take care of VSP Lam by doing base security and, when gotten more aggressive because we are stopping the support for the to see that their KHAKREZ, Afghanistan — operations are conducted by the ODA, Taliban in our area. They’re gettingSoldiers with 3rd Platoon, Company we reinforce them by providing Soldiers cut off because of the actions we’ve military force isA, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry as extra riflemen on a mission.” taken out here.”Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team,4th Infantry Division, have moved The Special Forces team incorpo- rates the platoon into each mission and “It is just really satisfying when we go there and find caches and (hurt) the standing up.” — Staff Sgt. Geoffrey Millerfrom the inner city of Kandahar to the has been making headway in eliminating enemy,” Richards said.isolated mountainside camp, Village the insurgent threat within the area. Besides working with the SpecialStability Platform Lam. “There is actual Taliban-held Forces team, the platoon also works able to integrate in with my platoon “Our mission out here is to support territory that we go into and we are shoulder-to-shoulder with the Afghan because we are organized basically thethe (Special Forces Operational pushing them out of that,” Richards said. National Army. same way,” Richards said. “Those guysDetachment Alpha) team in conducting “The main pass that we guard is “(The ANA) platoon has really been are motivated and love going out so there are no issues.” Spc. Cesar “We use the buddy system every Marmalejo, an time we go out and that instills infantryman conf idence in them,” Miller said. “We with 3rd want people to see that their military Platoon, force is standing up.” Company A, “These guys here really know what 2nd Battalion, they’re doing,” said Spc. Cesar 8th Infantry Marmalejo, an infantryman in 3rd Regiment, 2nd Platoon. “They know what to do, for Brigade example, if a local comes to the gate, Combat Team, they know they have to search him 4th Infantry and they automatically just do it.” Division, The Soldiers want the local people stands guard to feel like they can come to them if at Village there is any suspicious activity. Stability “We don’t have a huge defensive Platform Lam, posture here so that it is less alarming Dec. 24. The to the people,” Miller said. “Believe it platoon, along or not, with less of a show of force, it’s with the more inviting to the people.” Afghan “As far as the locals, they will come National Army, in when they have information because work together they don’t want their kids to get hurtto provide base or anything to happen to their area; security. it’s been pretty productive,” he said. MOST HOSPITALS WOULD Orthopedics: Mark D. Porter, M.D. GIVE AN ARM&LEG Michael Daines, M.D. Kenneth Danylchuk, M.D. Drew Ritter, M.D. Charles Rowland, M.D. TO BE RECOGNIZED BY Jan G. Davis, M.D. Robert Thomas, M.D. William Watson, M.D. Lance Farnworth, M.D. U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT Charles Hanson, M.D. Rickland Likes, D.O. LUCKY FOR THEM, OUR NATIONALLY-RANKED ORTHOPEDISTS ARE STANDING BY. U.S. News & World Report ranked five specialties at Parkview as “High-Performing.” That’s four more specialties than any other hospital south of Denver. If you need great care, it’s right here. And it’s only going to get better. DUI? ARRESTED? U.S. SURPLUS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE? WE SELL: FOOD INSURANCE Is Your Liberty at Stake; Your Future on the Line? AIR SOFT MOUNTAIN HOUSE For a Free Consultation call 578-1183 HEADQUARTERS FREEZE DRIED Criminal and Liberty Law Daniel, Thom & Katzman, P.C. Norman R. Thom at your Fun Store DAILY SPECIALS LUNCH SPECIALS Center Steven Katzman 320 S. Nevada Ave. 10% OFF Mon - Fri 2475 S. Academy $ 574-8993 for military (active or retired) 5.82 HOURS: MON-FRI, 9:00AM-5:30PM, SAT 10AM-5PM
  10. 10. 10 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 13, 2012 Hello, TRICARE plan members. Target Pharmacy ® has you covered. We accept most insurance plans, including TRICARE. Stop by. We’ll help you transfer your prescriptions and get you set up for savings, like $4 generics. Find a Target Pharmacy near you at Target Pharmacies are not located in all Target stores, hours vary by location, services of pharmacist may not be available at all times when Target stores are open. Free translation services available. ©2012 Target Brands, Inc. The Bullseye Design and Target are registered trademarks of Target Brands, Inc. All rights reserved. 012110