Vol. 70 No. 7 Feb. 17, 2012 Word of the month: Communicate Spc. Koran Payton, a supply specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, uses a fire extinguisher to put out a controlled fire Jan. 30 at Camp Nathan Smith in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Payton, a member of the CNS fire brigade, participated in a weeklong course on fighting small, manageable fires. See Page 10 for more. Photo by Sgt. Ruth PaganCarson exceeds CFC goal By Pfc. Andrew Ingram 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office exceeding the $650,000 monetary goal by 14 percent — during the CFC award ceremony at the 4th health and human service benefits throughout our local community, the United States and the world.” Infantry Division headquarters Monday. Every year thousands of military members and With more than $740,000 in pledges and contri- “I am honored to say that the overwhelming federal civilian employees donate to a variety ofbutions, the Fort Carson community raised more success of this year’s campaign is deeply significant,” charity organizations through the CFC, an initiativemoney during the 2011 Combined Federal Campaign Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 4th designed to give federal personnel the opportunity tothan any previous campaign. Infantry Division and Fort Carson, told the awardees. give back to their communities. The Fort Carson community recognized the “The contributions made by all of you support See CFC on Page 4giving spirit of Mountain Post Soldiers and civilians — thousands of nonprofit organizations, and provide Message board INSIDE Facebook town hall Wednesday, 10-1 a.m. 1 See Page 2 Page 19 Page11 Pages 22-23
2 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 17, 2012 MOUNTAINEERCommanding General: Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson Gold book focuses on health, discipline of forceGarrison Commander: Col. Robert F. McLaughlinFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: Dee McNuttChief, Print and Web Communications: Editor’s note: Army leaders released the following Each leader has the difficult task of ensuring that his Rick Emert letter Jan. 27. Soldiers are receiving the medical care they need, Troops, while maintaining the high standard of discipline thatEditor: Devin Fisher We released the Army 2020: Generating Health and is the cornerstone of our professional Army.Staff writers: Andrea Sutherland Discipline in the Force Ahead of the Strategic Reset We continue to make real progress in improving access Staff Sgt. Wayne Barnett Report 2012, also known as the Gold Book. This report to health care and unit and Soldier discipline. However,Happenings: Nel Lampe is a continuation of a process that we began three years the unacceptable increase in sexual assaults and domesticSports writer: Walt Johnson ago to study and improve the health and discipline of violence, coupled with the high number of suicides,Layout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall the force. It follows the 2010 Health Promotion, Risk demonstrates there is much work to be done. The only Reduction, Suicide Prevention Report. The Gold Book way leaders will be able to carry out this critical mission provides critical insight into health and disciplinary is by fully understanding the challenges associated with This commercial enterprise newspaper isan authorized publication for members of the issues that impact the force and will assist commanders, promoting both health and discipline after a decade of war.Department of Defense. 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4 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 17, 2012Women Virginia “Vee” Penrod.from Page 3 “The battle space we have experienced in Afghanistan andthat another 1,186 positions at Iraq requires our forces to bebattalion level would be opened to distributed across the country,”women in the Army, Marine Corps Penrod said. “There is no rearand Navy. These are in specialties area that exists in this battlealready filled by women, but only space. Continuing to restrictat the brigade or higher level. positions as solely on being The 1994 DOD policy known collocated with direct combatas the Direct Ground Combat units has become irrelevant.”Definition and Assignment Rule Patton said it may take somehad prohibited women from time to recruit and train women inserving in combat units below the the six specialties where theybrigade level. But the secretary of haven’t served before. TrainingDefense has now granted an them as tank mechanics, forexception to policy to allow women instance, will take longer thanto serve in some positions in placing them at battalion level incombat units at the battalion level. MOSs they already know, he said. The six specialties previously Women will be placed in thebarred to women were due to the new positions as men are scheduled“collocation” element of the 1994 to rotate out, Patton said. A normalpolicy. That provision has restricted rotation schedule will be followedwomen from serving in MOSs and men will not leave the positionsthat by doctrine are located with earlier than expected, he said.combat units. About 280,000 positions DOD intends to eliminate the across the services remain closed“collocation” provision due to to women due to the combatthe nonlinear and fluid nature of exclusion policy.today’s battlefield where there After six months, DOD willoften is no front line, said Deputy assess the feedback from womenUnder Secretary of Defense for serving in the new positions andMilitary Personnel Policy use the information to take another look at the suitability and relevance of the direct “Continuing to ground combat unit assignment Photo by Pfc. Andrew Ingram restrict positions as solely on being prohibition, Penrod said. “This is the beginning of the Official opening From left, Garrison Commander Col. Robert McLaughlin; Jeffrey Brown, training support end” of the combat exclusion collocated with direct policy, she added. officer, Training Support Center; Chris Sutton, retired training support officer; and Col. “We recognize the expanded Ryan Gonsalves, deputy commanding general for support, 4th Infantry Division and Fort combat units has role of women in the military,” Carson; cut the ceremonial ribbon Feb. 8, officially opening the new Fort Carson Training become irrelevant.” Patton said. “I’ve seen women in Support Center. The TSC staff supplies Mountain Post Soldiers with training aids, ranging — Virginia “Vee” Penrod combat perform in an expanded from vehicle rollover simulators to pugil sticks. role. I’m very proud of them.” CFC them about the program. We are from Page 1 fortunate to have a lot of very generous people in my office.” “This tremendous success was a The Garrison Resource joint effort by all the military and Management Office, comprised of civilian personnel who went to great 20 people, raised approximately lengths promoting and contributing $4,000 during the 2011 campaign. to the campaign,” Anderson said. “It is important to help others,” During the ceremony, Anderson she said. “This is a program we presented Barbara Barfield, director of really believe in.” the Combined Federal Campaign for One of the most effective ways to the Pikes Peak Region, a ceremonial get Soldiers involved in the program is check signifying the pledges and to remind them how their contributions donations. He also presented plaques make a difference in the lives of those to Fort Carson units and civilian who truly need support, said CFC Hero directorates that provided outstanding Staff Sgt. Ray Foster, transportation support to the campaign. specialist, 2nd Brigade Combat Anderson also recognized CFC Team, 4th Inf. Div. Heroes, individuals who went the “There are a lot of needy people out extra mile to motivate their peers and there,” Foster said. “There are a lot of co-workers to give. people out of jobs and a lot of people “I’m not sure I deserve the credit,” who need help. If we can afford to give, Photo by Pfc. Andrew Ingram said CFC Hero Dorothy James, then we should. For us a buck may notMaj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort management analyst, Garrison be much, but to somebody else, a dollarCarson, presents a check signifying the Mountain Post community’s pledge and donations Resource Management Office. “I could really make a difference.”of more than $740,000 to Barbara Barfield, director of the Combined Federal Campaign for just asked folks in my office if they Visit http://www.opm.gov/cfc/ forthe Pikes Peak Region, during an awards ceremony at the 4th Inf. Div. headquarters, Monday. wanted to contribute, and reminded more information on the CFC.
Feb. 17, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 5Corps Sgt. Maj. visits ordnance Soldiers Story and photo by Pfc. Andrew Ingram furthering Soldiers’ personal ambitions and strengthening the force as a whole. 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Soldiers can use the ACT to develop professional goals, monitor career progression The U.S. Army Ordnance Corps regimental and receive guidance from senior advisers in command sergeant major met with Ordnance their career field, he said. Structured Self Corps Soldiers during a Feb. 8-10 visit to Development is a mandatory online training Fort Carson. tool designed to build Soldiers’ knowledge Command Sgt. Maj. Sultan A. base throughout their career. Muhammad said he made the trip to “Many Soldiers don’t understand how personally deliver a brief on the state of important these programs are,” Muhammad the Ordnance Corps to Fort Carson said. “These programs are going to affect Soldiers, relay information about some of the the way Soldiers get promoted; it’s going to upcoming changes to corps policy and affect the way they get into schools.” gather input from enlisted Soldiers at Soldiers also need to know they have an every level of the formation. avenue to effect change in their career fields, “As a regimental sergeant major, it is said Muhammad. good to see the Soldiers and get their take on “I wanted to let these Soldiers know how we can help them — how can we better that we are there for them,” he said. “When their careers,” Muhammad said. “By coming all else fails, and you can’t get something out here, I can show them the techniques to through your chain of command, we are further themselves.” here to help them.” Muhammad toured facilities, spoke to After spending time with the 43rd SB ordnance Soldiers assigned to the 43rd and 71st EOD Soldiers, Muhammad Sustainment Brigade and 71st Ordnance expressed admiration at their ability to Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), and maintain professional decorum and standards gave select Soldiers the opportunity to ask while discussing the challenges facing theCommand Sgt. 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6 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 17, 2012Miscellaneous or email firstname.lastname@example.org for Soldiers must be specialist to staff sergeant questions on snow removal, grounds maintenance from any military occupational specialty, haveThe Central Issue Facility — will be closed for and contractor response to service orders. a general technical score of at least 107, be a renovations Tuesday-Feb. 24. Emergencies will be • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at U.S. citizen, score 240 or higher on the Army handled on an individual basis. The CIF will reopen 524-0786 or email email@example.com to Physical Fitness Test, and pass a Special Forces Feb. 27 with regular business hours. Call Catherine request latrines, for service or to report damaged physical. Call 524-1461 or visit the website at Martinez at 524-1888 for more information. or overturned latrines. http://www.bragg.army.mil/sorb.VII Corps Desert Storm Veterans’ Association The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — 21st Reunion — is Feb. 25 at the Fort Myer, is able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at Hours of Operation Va., Officers’ Club. Contact Hoa McNabb at building 1430, room 240. During duty hours, 800-506-2672 or email VIICorpsDSVA@aol. Soldiers should call 526-4563. The 24-hour DFAC hours — Fort Carson dining facilities operate com for more information. phone number for after hours, holidays and under the following hours:First Sergeants’ Barracks Program — moved to weekends is 719-358-3275. Questions can also • Wolf — Friday-Thursday, 7-9 a.m. building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours be submitted by email to FtCarsonTDS@gmail. (breakfast), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch), 5-6:30 of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday- com. Know your rights. p.m. (dinner). Friday. The FSBP Office assists Soldiers with Legal services — provided at the Soldier • Stack — Closed Friday-Monday. Tuesday- room assignments and terminations. For more Readiness Processing site are for Soldiers Thursday. 7-9 a.m. (breakfast), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. information call 526-9735. undergoing the SRP process. The SRP Legal (lunch), 5-6:30 p.m. (dinner).Work Management Branch — The DPW Work Office will only provide powers of attorney or • Warfighter (Wilderness Road Complex) Management Branch, responsible for processing notary services to Soldiers processing through the — Closed Friday-Monday. Tuesday-Thursday, 7-9 work orders — Facilities Engineering Work SRP. Retirees, Family members and Soldiers not a.m. (breakfast), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch), no Requests, DA Form 4283 — recently changed its in the SRP process can receive legal assistance dinner. hours of operation. The Work Management and powers of attorney at the main legal office • 10th SFG(A) LaRochelle — Closed Branch, located in building 305, will be open for located at 1633 Mekong St., building 6222, next Friday-Monday. Monday-Thursday, 7-9 a.m. processing work orders and other in-person to the Family Readiness Center. Legal assistance (breakfast), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch), 4:30-6 support from 7-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. prepares powers of attorney and performs notary p.m. (dinner). Afternoon customer support is by appointment services on a walk-in basis from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Issue Facility regular business hours — are only, call 526-2900. Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays, and from listed below. Call 526-3321 to make appointments.Veterans Affairs claims and benefits — Veterans can 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from get assistance through the Veterans Services Group, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. for walk-ins and Briefings • Initial issues — Monday-Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for appointments. The VSG is 12:30-3 p.m. located at The Retired Enlisted Association Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training • Partial issues — Monday-Thursday from Chapter 1 at 834 Emory Circle in Colorado — is held Tuesday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 12:30-3 p.m. Springs. For more information call 719-337-0086. p.m. in the Family Readiness Center, building • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday-Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson Sergeant 6237, room 104. This training is required for all Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Audie Murphy Club meets the third Tuesday of Soldiers asked to perform this solemn duty. Per • Direct exchange — Monday-Thursday each month at the Family Connection Center from Army Regulation 600-8-1, this duty is limited to from 12:30-3 p.m. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC is open to all those in the ranks of sergeant first class to command • Partial turn ins — Monday-Thursday active members and those interested in becoming sergeant major, chief warrant officer 2-5 and from 12:30-3 p.m. future SAMC members. The club was originally a captain and above. No reservations are required • Full turn ins — Monday-Thursday from U.S. Forces Command organization of elite non- to attend training. Classes offered on a first-come, 7:30-10:30 a.m. commissioned officers but is now an Armywide first-served basis. Call Jean Graves at 526- • Unit issues and turn ins — Call 526- program for individuals who have met the criteria 5613/5614 for more information. 5512/6477 for approval. and have proven themselves to be outstanding Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency Education Center hours of operation — The NCOs through a board/leadership process. Contact Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in Mountain Post Training and Education Center, the SAMC president, Staff Sgt. Thomas Witt, at building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: 526-5661 for more information. 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA • Counselor Support Center — Monday-Recycle incentive program — The Directorate of processes to include turning in excess property, Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11 Public Works has an incentive program to prevent reutilizing government property, web-based tools a.m. to 4:30 p.m. recyclable waste from going to the landfill. available, special handling of property and environ- • Army Learning Center — Monday- Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards mental needs. To schedule an orientation, contact Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo.borrerorivera@ • Defense Activity for Nontraditional Carson Recycle Center, building 155. Points are dla.mil for receiving/turn in; Mike Welsh at Education Support and Army Personnel Testing — assigned for the pounds of recyclable goods turned firstname.lastname@example.org for reutilization/web tools; or Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. in and every participating battalion receives money Rufus Guillory at email@example.com. Medical Activity Correspondence Department quarterly; the top two battalions receive an additional Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to office hours — The Correspondence (Release of bonus amount. Call 526-5898 for more information noon the second and third Wednesday of each Information) Office in the Patient Administration about the program. month at the Joel Hefley Community Center Division hours are Monday-Wednesday and FridayDirectorate of Public Works services — DPW is conference room, 6800 Prussman Ave. The 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed Thursday and responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort Retirement Services Off ice recommends federal holidays. Call 526-7322 or 526-7284 for Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance spouses accompany Soldiers to the briefing. more information. of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and Call 526-2840 for more information. Claims Office hours — are Monday-Friday from 9 cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. The Claims Office is numbers and points of contact for services: for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays located on the first floor of building 6222, 1633 • Facility repair/service orders — Fort for personnel being reassigned stateside. The Mekong Street. Shipment under Full Replacement Carson Support Services service order desk can briefings are held in building 1129, Freedom Value claimants must submit Department of be reached at 526-5345. Use this number for Performing Arts Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and Defense Form 1840R to the carrier within 75 days. emergencies or routine tasks and for reporting briefings start at 7:30 a.m. Soldiers are required Shipment under Defense Personal Property wind damage, damaged traffic signs or other to bring Department of the Army Form 5118, Program claimants must log into the Defense facility damage. signed by their unit personnel section, and a pen Personal Property System at http://www.move.mil • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric to complete forms. Call 526-4730/4583 for and report all the items online within 75 days. Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. more information. Claims must be submitted within nine months firstname.lastname@example.org when needing trash containers, trash Army ROTC Green to Gold briefings — are held directly with carriers to receive full replacement is overflowing or emergency service is required. the first and third Tuesday of each month at value for missing and destroyed items. All other • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan noon at the education center, building 1117, claims should be submitted to Fort Carson Claims Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ room 120. Call University of Colorado- Office within two years of the date of delivery or mail.mil for service needs or to report complaints. Colorado Springs Army ROTC at 262-3475 for date of incident. Call the Fort Carson Claims Office • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan more information. at 526-1355 for more information. Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the @mail.mil. first and third Wednesday of each month. Briefing • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier Readiness BOSS meetings Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email Building, building 1042, room 244, on a first-come, are held at 10 a.m. email@example.com. first-served basis. Soldiers must be within 120 • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary the first and third days of their expiration term of service, but must Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ attend the briefing no later than 30 days prior Wednesday of each @mail.mil. Use this number to obtain self-help to their ETS or start of transition leave. Call month at the Foxhole. tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. 526-2240/8458 for details. For information, call • Base operations contracting officer Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays in 524-BOSS. representative — Call Bruce Gronczniak at 526-9262 building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m.
Feb. 17, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 7Ordnance Fiscal 2013 budget Proposal aims to support troops, Familiesfrom Page 5said. “This post has a lot ofprofessionalism, a lot of moti-vation and a lot of enthusiasm. I American Forces Press Service for veterans and military Families throughattribute that to the leaders hereat Fort Carson. I truly believe WASHINGTON — President Barack Highlights the Small Business Administration’s National Veterans Entrepreneurshipthat this is one of the best posts Obama’s fiscal 2013 budget proposal The proposal includes: Training, a new $7 million program thatfor quality of life, discipline has several provisions for service- q$8.5 billion to support military Families will train up to 260,000 veterans annually.and standards.” members, veterans and their Families. q1.7-percent pay raise for • $278 million for implementation Muhammad’s directness According to an Office of servicemembers of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibusreminded many of the Fort Management and Budget fact sheet Health Services Act. New caregiverCarson Soldiers and enlisted released Monday, the budget request qAbout $2.4 billion for programs benefits and services include trainingleaders that, to be successful, the includes: serving wounded, ill and injured adapted to the veterans’ individual careArmy must work as a unit toward • $8.5 billion in Defense Department servicemembers needs, a direct stipend payment anda common goal instead of base funding to support military Families, q$465 million for medical research health care and mental health services.focusing on one individual or from child care and education for military focused on psychological health, • Almost $1.4 billion to provideone company, said Sgt. 1st Class children to counseling and employment TBI and PTSD services through the Veterans AffairsMarlon Castro, senior mechanic, programs for the entire Family. Department for homeless and at-risk247th Quartermaster Company, • More than $1 billion through the q$259 million for the Labor veterans. These funds will combat veteran68th Combat Sustainment Education Department’s Impact Aid Department’s Veterans Employment homelessness through collaborativeSupport Battalion, 43rd SB. program to local school districts where a and Training Service partnerships with local governments, “It is good that he came; it military base may increase the number qAlmost $1.4 billion to provide nonprofit organizations, and theshows that he cares,” said of students and decrease the property services through the Veterans Housing and Urban Development,Castro. “I liked that he didn’t tax base that funds the local schools. Affairs Department for homeless Justice and Labor departments.promise to fix everything. He Districts educating more than 368,000 and at-risk veterans. Earlier Monday, officials said defensehas a lot of work to do to get us children from military Families receive leaders are fully committed to assistingwhere we need to be, but we these funds. servicemembers and their Families.all have a lot of work to do. • Funding for a 1.7-percent pay raise Department’s Veterans Employment and The DOD budget request providesWe all have to pull our weight.” for servicemembers — the full amount Training Service, and $8 million for $1.3 billion in funding for child care “It was a privilege to meet authorized by law — as well as a variety the department’s transition assistance space for more than 200,000 children,the sergeant major of the of monthly special skill-based payments, program and grants for employment as well as $1.4 billion for FamilyOrdnance Corps,” said Spc. enlistment and re-enlistment bonuses services to veterans. The request ends support centers and morale, welfare andLevi Wait, wheeled vehicle and other benefits. the Veterans Workforce Investment recreation programs. It also commitsmechanic, 549th QM, 68th • A bout $2.4 billion for programs Program, supporting service delivery $2.7 billion for the education of moreCSSB. “I think it was really serving wounded, ill and injured service- innovations through the Workforce than 61,000 students at DOD Educationthoughtful of him to take the time members, with $747 million of that Innovation Fund instead. The expanded Activity schools in 12 countries andto sit down with us, so the total to address traumatic brain injury TAP makes employment workshops more than 33,000 students in sevenSoldiers could get a better idea and psychological health needs, such as more accessible to retiring Reserve and states, Puerto Rico and Guam.of who he is and what he does.” support for recovery care coordinators National Guard members, as well as The request includes more than Muhammad’s visit encour- and enhanced access to care. spouses of separating servicemembers. $50 million to improve public schoolaged many ordnance Soldiers to • $465 million for medical research • Continuing grants under the facilities on military installations.refocus on furthering their focused on psychological health, TBI and Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Military construction funding is setcareers through civilian and post-traumatic stress disorder. 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8 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 17, 2012Engineers, Airmen join forces Story and photo by Andrea Sutherland Mountaineer staff In the mud of Brown’s Quarry in Training Area10, the engines of two 10-ton dump trucks, a skid-steerloader, grader and scoop loader roared to life Feb. 9.At the controls, Soldiers from 46th EngineerDetachment and Airmen from 21st Civil EngineerSquadron at Peterson Air Force Base practicedscooping piles of dirt and rocks, leveling groundand creating and moving stockpiles of dirt. “We lack the space to do large equipment trainingat Peterson,” said Air Force 1st Lt. Kyle Anderson,21st CES. “We saw the opportunity to partner withFort Carson, specifically the 46th Eng. Det. (Thetraining) meets their requirements as well as ourneed for space.” 2nd Lt. Stephen Vandervliet, 46th Eng.,Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4thEng. Battalion, said six Airmen and 11 Soldierspartnered for the training. “We’re practicing basic equipment skills, Air Force Senior Airman Matt Cincotta, 21st Civil Engineer Squadron, practices scooping dirt in a bulldozer Feb. 9focusing on technique and safety,” he said. “We during a joint training exercise between Peterson Air Force Base Airmen and Soldiers from the 46th Engineerhave companies deploying, and we thought it would Detachment, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Eng. Battalion.be a good training opportunity.” Vandervliet said that although his men are primarily Campbell said that he had no prior experience Anderson said this was the first time his menresponsible for mixing, transporting and pouring with construction, but learning how to operate the had partnered with Soldiers for training.concrete, training on the construction equipment equipment would help him become a better Soldier. “Since we’re working so closely together inprovided them with well-rounded experience. “If somebody needs help, I can jump into one deployed environments, it makes sense to train For three days, Soldiers and Airmen learned how of these vehicles and help,” he said. together,” he said.to operate the construction equipment and practiced While Fort Carson was able to provide the Anderson said that Airmen in civil engineering unitsleveling ground to build roads, moving piles of dirt training ground, the Airmen shared their knowledge deploy as needed to support Army units, performingand rock and loading dump trucks. and expertise. functions typically carried out by personnel from “It’s been beneficial,” said Spc. Shane “(The Air Force) guys are a good group,” Directorate of Public Works in garrison.Campbell, 46th Eng. “I’ve been learning about Campbell said. “It’s good to intermingle. They’re “The goal is to have these types of traininggrading and making roads.” very knowledgeable so they’ve taught us a lot.” operations continue,” he said.FLEXIBILITY This is PPCC. your life, not the other way around. That’s why we offer night, weekend and online classes, in addition to our regular weekday options. Flexibility is one reason why PPCC is one of the nation’s top 50 schools providing higher education to military and veterans. Visit us online to learn more. ppcc.edu or call 719.502.2000
Feb. 17, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 9Courts-MartialPvt. Curtis Long, Rear Detachment, 1st official statement, two counts of reduction to specialist The following are the results of cases tried on Fort Carson from Jan. 6-Feb. 2. and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, wrongful use of drugs and two counts and confinement for Special Troops Battalion, 1st BCT, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th of wrongful distribution of drugs at a 60 days. 4th Inf. Div., was acquitted of all Infantry Division, was convicted, special court-martial Jan. 24. Poole Spc. Derek Cibik, Troop E, 3rd Bn., charges and specifications during a contrary to his plea, of one count of was sentenced to reduction to private, 61st Cav. Reg., 4th BCT, 4th Inf. special court-martial Jan. 11. rape but pleaded guilty to violation confinement for 10 months and a bad Div., was convicted, in accordance Staff Sgt. William Lewis, Headquarters of a general order at a general conduct discharge. with his pleas, of one count of and Headquarters Company, 1st STB, court-martial Feb. 1-2. Long was Staff Sgt. Dion Saunders, Rear AWOL and two counts of wrongful 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div., was convicted, sentenced to one year of confinement Detachment, 2nd Bn., 8th Inf. Reg., use of drugs during a special contrary to his plea, of one count of and a bad conduct discharge. 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div., was convicted, court-martial Jan. 12. Cibik was assault consummated by batterySpc. John Poole, Troop E, 3rd Battalion, in accordance with his plea, of sentenced to reduction to private, during a special court-martial Jan. 6. 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th BCT, 4th one count of missing movement confinement for three months and a Lewis was sentenced to reduction to Inf. Div., was convicted, in accordance during a special court-martial Jan. bad conduct discharge. sergeant and hard labor without with his pleas, of one count of false 18-19. Saunders was sentenced to Staff Sgt. Brandon Elam, Headquarters confinement for 60 days. Stay ahead of your competition with breaking news from the CSBJ newsroom every day. Sign up at www.csbj.com
10 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 17, 2012Fire brigade trains to douse flames Story and photo by didn’t have any previous fire training Spc. Koran Payton, a supply specialist fire brigade, practiced reacting to Sgt. Ruth Pagan or experience, by the end, they will be with Headquarters and Headquarters real-world scenarios and received2nd Brigade Combat Team Public able to fight incipient fires.” Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry hands-on training extinguishing fires.Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division An incipient fire is one in its Regiment, 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div. “By putting out real fires, we beginning stage that can be controlled The CNS fire brigade has two types learned how to react to fire, how to use KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — with a portable fire extinguisher or of vehicles it can employ in the event of a the CAFS, how to use the foam andSoldiers with 2nd Brigade Combat small hose system. fire. The first is the Compressed Air how it reacts to the fire,” said Spc.Team, 4th Infantry Division, completed “In case there’s a fire (the fire Foam System that is mounted on the Baraa Abbas, a water purificationa weeklong training course on incipient brigade) will respond with the equipment back of a utility vehicle. The CAFS is specialist with Company A, 204thfirefighting and safety at Camp Nathan they’ve been trained on,” Olson said. a 60-gallon tank containing compressed Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd BCT.Smith Feb. 3. “They will implement defensive foam and water designed to suppress fire. To culminate the training, the “We’ve put together a comprehensive firefighting procedures and tactics.” The brigade also employs a sand- instructors issued a pop quiz, arrangingcourse on firefighting and safety,” said “If it’s past the incipient phase, colored fire truck, sent to operations in wooden pallets in a pyramid shapeCharles Olson, a civilian fire inspector we’ll cordon off the area and prevent Afghanistan from Iraq, at the request of approximately 8 feet tall, and then setand instructor brought in to teach the the fire from spreading by putting up a Ed Keeser, 2nd BCT safety officer. it on fire. Within minutes, the firefire brigade. “So, even if the guys water curtain using the fire truck,” said “This is the first response team announcement came on the loud speaker, for CNS, but they have alerting the fire brigade, that promptly limited capabilities, and reacted and extinguished the fire. they have been taught “The final scenario encompassed those limitations,” said everything they’ve learned to this point,” Lloyd Callaway, a civilian Callaway said. “It’s not a ‘pass or fail,’ fire inspector and instructor. but they do have to meet minimum “There are things they standards: that they’re safe, that they have to consider if it’s communicate between each other, that incipient — the ambient they are operating the equipment cor- temperature and accumu- rectly and that they extinguish the fire.” lation of smoke — and Safety remains the fire brigade then they have to decide if Soldiers’ top priority, said Staff Sgt. they can take evasive Lester Canidy, noncommissioned action or not.” officer-in-charge of a CNS fire brigade “I learned what type team, assigned to 285th Military of fires we can fight,” Police Battalion. Payton said. “I didn’t know Soldiers must assess the risks there were different associated with any size fire, taking into classifications of things consideration every danger, to include that would put out a fire. the possibility of heavy smoke or I didn’t know that water ordnance, said Canidy. isn’t always the solution “It is all about safety first,” he to kill every fire.” said. “We have some good guys inSpc. Keith Fitzimmons, a food service specialist with 385th Military Police Battalion, attached to 2nd Throughout the train- this class, who are motivated andBrigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, adjusts the valve to the water pump at a fire point on ing, the Soldiers serving eager, and they are going to be theCamp Nathan Smith in Afghanistan, Jan. 31. as members of the CNS 911 call for CNS.” We have your community covered The Fort Carson Community The Legal & Financial Community Kevin Johnson (714) 325-9553 The Peterson Air Force Base and firstname.lastname@example.org The NORAD Community The Schriever Air Force Base Community The Business Community Call 634-5905 to subscribe or for Degrees That Make a Difference That Difference fe targeted advertising opportunities