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    • Vol. 70 No. 11 March 16, 2012 Word of the month: Dignity Photo by Sgt. Ruth Pagan Re-up over Kandahar Chief Warrant Officer Rick Tyson, left, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry City, Afghanistan, March 7. Beko reaffirmed his loyalty to the Army, re-enlisting Division, All Source intelligence chief, administers the oath of enlistment to for another three years of service. For the third straight year, Fort Carson units Spc. Rodger Beko, right, intelligence analyst, Headquarters and Headquarters had the best retention record in U.S. Army Forces Command. See Page 5 for a Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div., during a story on the Commanding General’s Fiscal Year 2012 Phase One Annual re-enlistment held in a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter hovering over Kandahar Retention Awards Breakfast.First SMA dies at age 89 U.S. Army Public Affairs noncommissioned officer selected to be the first sergeant major of the professional NCO Corps. “He was an innovator, a true Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division and detached service with British forces in WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Army because of his initiative, inspiration to Soldiers and the epitome Iceland in 1941 and 1942.first Sergeant Major of the Army died intelligence, experience and drive to of a professional warrior. Our hearts and In 1942, he was assigned to the 1stMarch 5, at age 89, in El Paso, Texas. excel,” said current Sgt. Maj. of the prayers go out to (his wife) Patty Infantry Division in Europe as he William O. Wooldridge was sworn Army Raymond F. Chandler. “His and the rest of the Wooldridge family participated in the North Africa andin as the SMA July 11, 1966, and served legacy lives on in the United States during this difficult time,” Chandler said. Sicily Campaigns and the D-Dayuntil his term ended in August 1968. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Wooldridge entered the Army Nov. landings June 6, 1944. In October “Sergeant Major of the Army the centralized (noncommissioned 11, 1940, at Fort Worth, Texas. His early See Wooldridge on Page 4Wooldridge was a one-of-a-kind officer) promotion system and our assignments included the 23rd Infantry Message board INSIDE Gate 6 hours Beginning Monday, Gate 6 hours of operation will change to 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday. The gate will be closed on federal holidays. Page 8 Page 13 Pages 20-21
    • 2 MOUNTAINEER — March 16, 2012 MOUNTAINEER Women’s History MonthCommanding General:Garrison Commander: Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson Col. Robert F. McLaughlin Army leaders honorFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: Dee McNuttChief, Print and Web Communications: Rick Emert sacrifice, achievements Editor’s note: Army leaders We have all benefitted tremendouslyEditor: Devin Fisher released the following letter in honor from the distinguished service and Carson holds eventStaff writer: Andrea Sutherland of Women’s History Month. This selfless sacrifice of women at all Fort Carson’s Equal Opportunity year’s theme is “Women’s Education — levels of our Army and our nation. Program presents a Women’sHappenings: Nel Lampe Women’s Empowerment.” Throughout our Army’s 236-year History Month celebration MondaySports writer: Walt Johnson Across many years and cultures, history, women have served this nation from 11 a.m. to noon at the ElkhornLayout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall women have fought to be empowered valiantly and with distinction, in Conference Center. Guest speaker and treated equal to their male times of peace and war. Our Army is Dr. Sonia Esquivel, counterparts. Education has long remains immensely proud of the academic advising/First-Year This commercial enterprise newspaper is been considered the great equalizer in accomplishments and the sacrifices Experience Programs and assistantan authorized publication for members of the society, giving every person — of these brave women as they continue professor of Spanish at theDepartment of Defense. Contents of the regardless of race, gender or creed — to courageously serve as Soldiers, U.S. Air Force Academy.Mountaineer are not necessarily the official the knowledge and skills necessary to civilians and Family members.view of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or Food sampling will be provided.the Department of the Army. Printed circulation make the most of opportunities. After History is clear: when put to theis 12,000 copies. the American Revolution, basic test, our Army women have displayed The editorial content of the educational opportunities for women incredible intelligence, leadership, plan and execute commemorativeMountaineer is the responsibility of the Public and men were created as a safeguard patriotism and courage. As we activities that celebrate and payAffairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119, for democracy, contributions in every celebrate Women’s History Month, we tribute to the countless contributionsTel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address isfcmountaineer@hotmail.com. field, including security and defense. encourage our entire Army Family to of all women to our nation. The Mountaineer is posted on theInternet at http://csmng.com. Raymond F. Raymond T. Odierno John M. McHugh The Mountaineer is an unofficial Chandler III General, United States Army Secretary of the Armypublication authorized by AR 360-1. The Sergeant Major Chief of StaffMountaineer is printed by Colorado Springs of the ArmyMilitary Newspaper Group, a private firm inno way connected with the Department of theArmy, under exclusive written contract with Provide world-classFort Carson. It is published 49 times per year. The appearance of advertising in thispublication, including inserts or supplements,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 publication IMCOM promise: By Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter customer service and provide leadership at every level.shall be made available for purchase, use or Commanding general, Our focus on customer service ispatronage without regard to race, color, religion, Installation Management Command a promise of predictable service. It is asex, national origin, age, marital status, physical promise that customers will always behandicap, political affiliation or any other Every day across our installations, treated with courtesy, respect and annonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron.If a violation or rejection of this equal members of Team Installation Management attitude of “let’s make this work.”opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, Command are working hard to provide We can see many other great examplesthe printer shall refuse to print advertising world-class customer service and make of customer service across IMCOM.from that source until the violation is corrected. it a great day to be a Soldier, Family There’s Carol Pryer, a survivor supportFor display advertising call 634-5905. member or Army civilian. coordinator with the Florida Army National All correspondence or queries regardingadvertising and subscriptions should be directed A prime example is when a 71-year-old Guard, who, with great persistence andto Colorado Springs Military Newspaper retired sergeant first class visited the Fort compassion, has built a strong network forGroup, 31 E. Platte Avenue, Suite 300, McCoy (Wisc.) identification card office to our most revered members, Army survivors.Colorado Springs, CO 80903, phone 634-5905. renew his card. Ken Quade, a separation and Or Robin Greene at Fort Sam Houston The Mountaineer’s editorial content isedited, prepared and provided by the PublicAffairs Office, building 1430, room 265, Fort retirement services specialist, noticed the retiree needed a different kind of card. Ferriter (Texas) who has worked hard to streamline the process for providing housing for SoldiersCarson, CO 80913-5119, phone 526-4144. He was not receiving all the benefits he should have. with medical needs. Or Jessica Zagelow, Family Child Care Releases from outside sources are so Quade could see the customer needed help, and so Director at Fort Bliss (Texas) who goes above and beyondindicated. The deadline for submissions to the he took corrective action. Incredibly, with Quade’s help, the for children who need extra care. Or Nick Overstake andMountaineer is close of business the week retiree was eventually able to recover more than $41,000 Pat Fielder at Campbell Army Airfield (Ky.) who came inbefore the next issue is published. TheMountaineer staff reserves the right to edit in back pay and receive other benefits he had earned. Christmas Day to repair runway lights and make sure a flightsubmissions for newspaper style, clarity and Just imagine the impact of this on the retired sergeant with redeploying Soldiers could land. There are way too manytypographical errors. first class and his wife. They returned to the office to tell great examples to name them all, and to that I say, go team! Policies and statements reflected in the Quade in person what a big difference it made in their lives. Thank you, IMCOM personnel, for setting the standardnews and editorial columns represent views We in the Installation Management Command are for customer service. 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    • March 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 3Officials condemn shooting, offer condolences By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service The servicemember is in ISAF custody and “I condemn such violence and will remain there as ISAF and Afghans conduct an investigation, Allen said. Those wounded in WASHINGTON — President BarackObama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, am shocked and saddened that the incident are receiving care from ISAF medics. “I am absolutely dedicated to making sure thatChairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen.Martin Dempsey and International Security a U.S. servicemember is alleged anyone who is found to have committed wrong- doing is held fully accountable,” Allen said.Assistance Force leaders all condemned a shootingincident in Southern Afghanistan Sunday, and to be involved, clearly acting Panetta gave Karzai his assurances that U.S. officials will bring those responsible to justice.pledged to work with Afghan authorities in fullyinvestigating the incident. outside his chain of command.” “We will spare no effort in getting the facts as quickly as possible, and we will hold any perpetrator “This incident is tragic and shocking, and — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta who is responsible for this violence fullydoes not represent the exceptional character of accountable under the law,” he said in his statement.our military and the respect that the United States The incident happens just weeks after riotinghas for the people of Afghanistan,” Obama said in of this incident,” Dempsey wrote. over the accidental burning of Qurans ata statement released by the White House. Allegedly, an American servicemember left his Bagram Air Field. Panetta spoke with Afghan President Hamid Karzai base in Kandahar province, entered homes in the area Both Allen and the American embassy spoke of theto offer his deepest condolences and profound regret for and shot the inhabitants. Karzai said in a statement partnership between the United States and Afghanistan.the tragic incident in Kandahar province. The incident that the servicemember had killed 16 and wounded at “This deeply appalling incident in no way representsresulted in the loss of life and injuries to innocent least five others. the values of ISAF and coalition troops or the abidingAfghan civilians, including women and children. “I condemn such violence and am shocked and respect we feel for the Afghan people,” the general ISAF Commander Marine Corps Gen. John R. saddened that a U.S. servicemember is alleged to be said. “Nor does it impugn or diminish the spirit ofAllen, who was in Washington to testify, issued a involved, clearly acting outside his chain of cooperation and partnership we have worked so hardstatement Sunday saying he was “shocked and command,” Panetta said. “I told President Karzai to foster with the Afghan National Security Forces.”saddened” to hear of the shooting incident. that the American people share the outrage felt by An embassy statement reiterated that the United “I offer my profound regret and deepest President Karzai and his fellow citizens. This tragic States is committed to “an enduring partnership withcondolences to the victims and their families,” Allen incident does not reflect the commitment of the U.S. Afghanistan to obtain greater peace and security insaid in his statement. military to protect the Afghan people and help build the region, which is our common interest. We deplore In a Facebook post, Dempsey offered his a strong and stable Afghanistan.” any attack by a member of the U.S. armed forcescondolences to the victims of the attack and their “I cannot explain the motivation behind such against innocent civilians, and denounce all violencefamilies. “I’m confident that General Allen and callous acts, but they were in no way part of authorized against civilians. We assure the people of Afghanistanhis staff are taking the appropriate steps to quickly ISAF military activity,” said British Lt. Gen. Adrian J. that the individual or individuals responsible for thisand thoroughly investigate the circumstances Bradshaw, ISAF commander, in a written statement. act will be identified and brought to justice.” 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 B 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 illustr tion. Some quantities limited; subject to prior sale. *Cash, credit card, or debit card on these items. s employment required illustration. ra d
    • 4 MOUNTAINEER — March 16, 2012 Wooldridge years and 10 months of service. from Page 1 “SMA Wooldridge traveled wherever Soldiers were stationed 1944, he was wounded during the to listen to their concerns and battle for the fortress city of dedicated himself to strengthening Aachen, Germany, and was awarded and preserving the rich history of the Silver Star for gallantry in the NCO Corps; ‘the backbone action. He received his second of the Army,’” said Command Sgt. Silver Star in the Battle of the Bulge Maj. Rory Malloy, commandant of Campaign in December 1944. United States Army Sergeant’s Upon his return to the United States Major Academy. “He was responsible in May 1945, Wooldridge was for implementing the Major assigned to numerous posts. Commands Command Sergeants Upon completion of his term as Major Conference in 1966, which sergeant major of the Army in 1968, from that year forward resulted in a Wooldridge returned once again to multitude of proposals to enhance Vietnam as sergeant major of the and improve the training, morale Military Assistance Command- and readiness of noncommissioned Vietnam. Upon his return stateside, officers Armywide.” he was assigned to the White Sands Read more about Wooldridge’s Missile Range, N.M., in the fall of Army career at http://www.army. 1969 and retired Feb. 1, 1972, at m i l / l e a d e r s / s m a / Fo r m e r / s m a Fort MacArthur, Calif., after 30 (underscore)bio1.html. “Take care Courtesy Army Installation Management Command of each man New IMCOM CSM as thoughCommand Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice receives the Noncommissioned Officer’s Sword from Lt. Gen.Michael Ferriter, commanding general, Installation Management Command, during aMarch 9 change of responsibility ceremony at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Ferriter passed he were yourthe sword from Command Sgt. Maj. Donald Felt to Rice, symbolizing the transfer ofresponsibilities as IMCOM’s highest-ranking NCO. Rice has held numerous command own brother.sergeant major positions, including XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, Ga.; ManeuverCenter of Excellence and Fort Benning, Ga.; and the U.S. Army Infantry Center and Fort He is.”Benning. “(Looking ahead, it’s about) keeping our team focused on making sure that we’re — First Sgt. Maj. of the Armydoing the right thing by our Soldiers and Family programs,” Rice said. “And (that) we havethe right assistance on the homefront that allows our Soldiers to give their all.” William O. Wooldridge
    • March 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 5Best in FORSCOMUnits exceed retention goals Story and photo by Pfc. Andrew Ingram 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson,commanding general, 4th InfantryDivision and Fort Carson, recognizedretention professionals for surpassingthe Army’s re-enlistment goals, duringa March 9 breakfast at the ElkhornConference Center. Anderson presented plaques to FortCarson units for maintaining the bestretention record in U.S. Army ForcesCommand at the CommandingGeneral’s Fiscal Year 2012 Phase OneAnnual Retention Awards Breakfast. “Thank you for what you have beendoing,” Anderson said. “This divisionhas led the way for FORSCOM, and this Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, center, commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, speaks to Fort Carson leaders andis a huge testament to the environment unit career counselors about the future of retention during the Commanding General’s Fiscal Year 2012 Phase One Annualyou have created here — how you train, Retention Awards Breakfast at the Elkhorn Conference Center March 9. Brig. Gen. Darsie Rogers, left, division deputy commandinghow you lead and how you take care of general for support, and 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Stall, joined Anderson at the head table.your Soldiers and their Families.” The 4th Inf. Div. and tenant Fort The post’s top re-enlistment brigades 4th Inf. Div., and 68th Combat Support Brigade, out of Fort Sill, Okla.; 1stCarson units have an exemplary history were the 43rd Sustainment Brigade Sustainment Battalion, 43rd SB, earned and 3rd BCTs and Headquartersof achieving and surpassing retention completing 148 percent of its retention recognition as the post’s top battalions by and Headquarters Battalion, forgoals, leading FORSCOM re-enlistments mission, and the 2nd Brigade Combat achieving 200 and 151 percent of their completing 100 percent or more offor three consecutive years, said Sgt. Team meeting 134 percent of its retention goals, respectively. their retention mission.Maj. Mike Harris, command career retention mission. The 3rd Battalion, Division leadership also presented See Retention on Page 12counselor, 4th Inf. Div. 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd BCT, plaques to 4th Inf. Div.’s 214th Fires Bob Penkhus WIT GAS PRICES APPROACHING $5 A GALLON TH O N, BOB PENKHUS SAY “EN B S YS, NOUGH IS ENOUGH S H!” FOR A LIMITED TIM BUY ANY NEW VOLV , MAZDA, VW AND NOW MITSUBISHI AND WE’LL PAY FOR THE GAS FOR A YEAR! ME LVO, W A PLUS GET 0 FINANCING UP TO 72 MONT % THS AT ALL THREE BOB PENKHUS LOCATIONS! T bobpenkh hus.com 1101 Motor City Dr. r 7455 Test Drive e e 4391 Austin Bluffs Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80905 Colorado Springs, CO 80923 Colorado Springs, CO 80918 719.473.4100 719.785.9666 719-955-5000 www.bobpenkhus.com www.bobpenkh hus.com www.bobpenkhus.com Sales Hours: Mon.-Sat.: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m m.
    • 6 MOUNTAINEER — March 16, 2012‘Regulars’train onnew heavycombatvehicles Story and photo by Division, familiarized themselves on the Before Soldiers practiced movement and Sgt. 1st Class Ross Carlson, tank Pfc. Nathan Thome new heavy combat vehicles during live-fire firing drills, they checked to see if their commander, Company 1st Brigade Combat Team Public training at Fort Carson Range 105 March 7. vehicles were operable. D, 1st Battalion, 22nd Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division The “Regulars” of 1st BCT recently The crewmembers covered each piece of Infantry Regiment, 1st began training on the new M1A2 SEP equipment in the vehicles, ensuring the new Brigade Combat Team, Teams of Soldiers quickly donned their Abrams tanks and M2A2 BFV to develop systems worked correctly and using bore 4th Infantry Division,gear, loading one-by-one into the back of their combat skills and build cohesion as a sights to align the weapons systems. inserts a bore sighttheir new tank. All in, the crew of new team in preparation for future missions. Bore sight refers to adjustments made to into the barrel ofrecruits closed the rear doors of the M1A2 “We’re conducting this training to get an optical sight, to align the barrel of a an M1A2 SystemSystem Enhancement Package Abrams tank our Soldiers familiar with the new Bradley weapon with the sights, Carlson said. Enhancement Packageand M2A3 Bradley Infantry Fighting and tank,” said Sgt. 1st Class Ross Carlson, “A handful of Soldiers came to this Abrams tank toVehicle, ready to move out. tank commander, Company D. “The unit has unit straight from (advanced individual check if its sights are More than 40 Soldiers from 1st received a handful of new Soldiers that have training),” said Pvt. Joshua Debrum, aligned March 7 at FortBattalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st never worked with these vehicles, so this is See Vehicles on Page 9 Carson Range 105.Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry necessary training for them.”FLEXIBILITY This is PPCC. 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 The person pictured is not an actual service member
    • March 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 7Miscellaneous Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationFinance travel processing — All inbound and Dining facility Friday Saturday-Sunday Monday-Thursday outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it Stack Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. member travel, travel advance pay and travel pay Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. Wolf Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.ROTC Green to Gold — Deadline to apply for Army Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. ROTC Green to Gold scholarships is April 1. Scholarships are awarded for two, three or four years Warfighter Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. — Soldiers with two years of college remaining to (Wilderness Road Complex) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. complete their degree are considered for two-year Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. scholarships; Soldiers with three years of college LaRochelle Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. remaining to complete their degree are considered for 10th SFG(A) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. three-year scholarships; and Soldiers without college Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. credit who require four years to complete their degree are considered for four-year scholarships. More • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan environmental needs. To schedule an orientation, information is available at http://www.GoArmy.com. Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ contact Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo.First Sergeants’ Barracks Program — is located in mail.mil for service needs or to report complaints. borrerorivera@dla.mil for receiving/ turn in; Mike building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours of • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan Welsh at mike.welsh@dla.mil for reutilization/web operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ tools; or Rufus Guillory at rufus.guillory@dla.mil. office assists Soldiers with room assignments and @mail.mil. Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to noon terminations. For more information call 526-9735. • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — the second and third Wednesday of each month at theWork Management Branch — The DPW Work Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email Joel Hefley Community Center conference room, Management Branch, responsible for processing dennis.j.frost.civ@mail.mil. 6800 Prussman Ave. The Retirement Services Office work orders — Facilities Engineering Work • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary recommends spouses accompany Soldiers to the Requests, DA Form 4283 — recently changed its Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ briefing. Call 526-2840 for more information. hours of operation. The Work Management Branch, @mail.mil. Use this number to obtain self-help Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays located in building 305, will be open for processing tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays for work orders and other in-person support from • Base operations contracting officer personnel being reassigned stateside. The briefings 7-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Afternoon customer representative — Call Bruce Gronczniak at 526- are held in building 1129, Freedom Performing support is by appointment only, call 526-2900. 9262 or email bruce.e.gronczniak.civ@mail.mil Arts Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and briefings startVeterans Affairs claims and benefits — Veterans for questions on snow removal, grounds maintenance at 7:30 a.m. Soldiers are required to bring can get assistance through the Veterans Services and contractor response to service orders. Department of the Army Form 5118, signed by Group, Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. for walk-ins • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at their unit personnel section, and a pen to complete and 3:30-4:30 p.m. for appointments. The VSG is 524-0786 or email jerald.j.just.civ@mail.mil to forms. Call 526-4730/4583 for more information. located at The Retired Enlisted Association request latrines, for service or to report damaged Army ROTC Green to Gold briefings — are held Chapter 1 at 834 Emory Circle in Colorado or overturned latrines. the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon Springs. For more information call 719-337-0086. The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — is at the education center, building 1117, room 120.Sergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third 1430, room 240. During duty hours, Soldiers Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. Tuesday of each month at the Family Connection should call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone number ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC for after hours, holidays and weekends is 719-358- first and third Wednesday of each month. Briefing is open to all active members and those interested 3275. Questions can also be submitted by email to sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier Readiness in becoming future SAMC members. The club was FtCarsonTDS@gmail. com. Know your rights. Building, building 1042, room 244, on a first-come, originally a U.S. Forces Command organization of Legal services — provided at the Soldier Readiness first-served basis. Soldiers must be within 120 elite noncommissioned officers but is now an Processing site are for Soldiers undergoing the SRP days of their expiration term of service, but must Armywide program for individuals who have met process. The SRP Legal Office will only provide attend the briefing no later than 30 days prior to their the criteria and have proven themselves to be powers of attorney or notary services to Soldiers ETS or start of transition leave. Call 526-2240/ outstanding NCOs through a board/leadership processing through the SRP. Retirees, Family 8458 for details. process. Contact the SAMC president, Staff Sgt. members and Soldiers not in the SRP process can Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays in Thomas Witt, at 526-5661 for more information. receive legal assistance and powers of attorney at the building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m.Recycle incentive program — The Directorate of main legal office located at 1633 Mekong St., Soldiers must be specialist to staff sergeant from any Public Works has an incentive program to prevent building 6222, next to the Family Readiness Center. military occupational specialty, have a general recyclable waste from going to the landfill. Legal assistance prepares powers of attorney and technical score of at least 107, be a U.S. citizen, score Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards performs notary services on a walk-in basis from 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test, and for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and pass a Special Forces physical. Call 524-1461 or Carson Recycle Center, building 155. Points are Fridays, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. visit the website at http://www.bragg.army.mil/sorb. assigned for the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every participating battalion receives Briefings Hours of Operation money quarterly; the top two battalions receive an additional bonus amount. Call 526-5898 for more Recruit the Recruiter — The United States Army • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from 7:30- information about the program. Recruiting Command holds a volunteer recruiter 10:30 a.m.Directorate of Public Works services — DPW is presentation for specialist-sergeant first class March • Initial issues — Monday-Thursday from responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort 27-29 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the education center, 12:30-3 p.m. Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance building 1117, room 302C. The briefings will • Partial issues — Monday-Thursday from of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and discuss the benefits, challenges and qualifications of 12:30-3 p.m. cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone recruiting duty. Contact Sgt. 1st Class Michael L. • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- numbers and points of contact for services: Hayes at 877-465-9035 or email michael.hayes@ Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Facility repair/service orders — Fort usarec.army.mil for more information. • Direct exchange — Monday-Thursday Carson Support Services service order desk can be Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training from 12:30-3 p.m. reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergencies — is held Tuesday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 • Partial turn ins — Monday-Thursday or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, p.m. in the Family Readiness Center, building from 12:30-3 p.m. damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. 6237, room 104. This training is required for all • Full turn ins — Monday-Thursday from • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric Soldiers asked to perform this solemn duty. Per 7:30-10:30 a.m. Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. Army Regulation 600-8-1, this duty is limited to • Unit issues and turn ins — Call 526- civ@mail.mil when needing trash containers, trash those in the ranks of sergeant first class to command 5512/6477 for approval. is overflowing or emergency service is required. sergeant major, chief warrant officer 2-5 and Education Center hours of operation — The captain and above. No reservations are required to Mountain Post Training and Education Center, attend training. Classes offered on a first-come, building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: first-served basis. Call Jean Graves at 526-5613/ • Counselor Support Center — Monday- BOSS meetings 5614 for more information. 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    • 8 MOUNTAINEER — March 16, 2012From battlefield to adoptionMWD team carries onbond of respect, friendship By Staff Sgt. Craig Cantrell respect he and his working dog had for each other 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office immediately gained the respect of the Soldiers they were assigned to support. Sniffing out explosives, subduing potential “We try (to) get mature noncommissioned officersthreats and protecting the lives of his comrades to do this, because they have to sell their capabilitiesencompassed a day’s work for Bronco, a nine-year to a commander on the ground,” said Bloom.veteran of the Department of Defense’s Military Mariana and Bronco’s mission entailed clearingWorking Dog program. dusty foot patrol routes of improvised explosive The Belgian Malinois’ handler, Staff Sgt. John devices and entering buildings ahead of the team toMariana, had just arrived to the 148th Military “sniff ” out any explosives or combatants waitingPolice Detachment, 759th MP Battalion, where he to ambush U.S. and Afghan forces.was teamed up with Bronco in October of 2010, The MWD team found three explosive devices on Photo courtesy Staff Sgt. John Marianadeploying a month later in support of Operation their first mission within hours of stepping off a Staff Sgt. John Mariana, a military working dogEnduring Freedom. CH-47 Chinook in November. handler, and his K-9, Bronco, then assigned to 148th “When we linked up as a team, it was an instant “We would clear up to our objective, and Military Police Detachment, 759th MP Battalion, takeconnection,” said Mariana. “We were a tough team when we got there, he would go in and search the a break from conducting security patrols during ato compare to, because we were so good together. It objective,” said Mariana. 2011 deployment to Afghanistan in support ofmade us the team to beat.” The duo discovered approximately 30 explosive Operation Enduring Freedom. Dog and handler teams are typically allowed 90 devices while on patrols, keeping the rest of theirdays to bond and build a rapport before conducting team safe and able to complete their missions. A medical evacuation transport flew the dog teammissions, said Mariana. The teams learn to patrol “Bronco would go up to 300 meters on his own, to Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan, wheretogether, detect drugs or explosives and conduct searching the roadway where we would be walking,” Bronco underwent life-saving surgery.MWD functions specialized to their mission. said Mariana. “That gave us a good amount of Following surgery, Bronco began the healing “The training a military working dog handler has standoff distance from us and any type of threat.” process, recovering in his kennel on Bagram Airfield.to conduct every month is almost overwhelming,” During a mission in June 2011, a single event Mariana slept in Bronco’s concrete kennel forsaid Capt. James Bloom, Mariana’s former company changed the lives of both team members. two weeks, holding the dog’s mouth open to ensure hecommander with 148th MP. “It’s one of those nights I will never forget,” said could breathe throughout the night. With the deployment rapidly approaching, the Mariana. When Bronco became stable enough for transport,unit chose to pair Bronco, a veteran of OEF, with While on patrol, an enemy combatant drew an the pair boarded a military aircraft and headed back toMariana, a veteran of three previous deployments, AK47, aligning his sites on Mariana and prepared to the U.S. where Bronco would undergo four moretaking advantage of their experiences in a combat fire. Mariana instinctively commanded Bronco to engage surgeries to repair his muzzle.zone, he said. the combatant the way they practiced bite training many Mariana said that while the dog’s muzzle appears Upon completing 30 days of training, the MWD times before. Bronco attacked the combatant, sinking functional, the attack permanently damaged his sense ofteam deployed to Afghanistan. his teeth into the enemy in an effort to protect his smell, resulting in his inability to function as an MWD. “You deploy as an individual with your dog and handler from harm. The combatant fired a 7.62mm Bronco can no longer detect as well as he used to;get assigned to a unit of strangers,” said acting Fort round from the assault rifle that disintegrated the right his sense of smell is about 20 percent of what it usedCarson Kennel Master Staff Sgt. Matthew Clayton, side of Bronco’s muzzle. Bronco ran away in pain. to be, he said.148th MP. “You have to be able to mesh in with that Mariana’s instincts as a dog handler kicked in, and “(Once) Bronco found an IED with a pressureunit quick to do your mission.” he began to pursue his dog, following the blood trail plate buried four feet underground; now, I put Upon arrival in Afghanistan, Mariana and Bronco left by the wounded animal. He found his partner and something out and he has trouble finding it if it justwere assigned to a Special Forces group team. began to apply first aid to stop the bleeding coming has dirt pushed over it,” said Mariana. Mariana said the work ethic and mutual from Bronco’s muzzle while they waited for help. The task of proving the dog could no longer perform his duties as an MWD fell on Mariana. He spent two months observing and analyzing Bronco before convincing his superiors the dog was not fit for duty. “He busted his nose open several times, “He saved slamming it into the ground and trying to find a scent,” Mariana said. Once a military dog handler feels an MWD can my life that no longer perform its duties, a packet must be submitted to the Department of Defense Military Working Dog School at Lackland Air Force Base in night without San Antonio, where a board convenes quarterly to determine if dogs are capable of working, or if they a doubt. He must be medically retired and adopted out. Once a dog is found to be unfit for duty, it is considered to be excess to the unit, allowing the unit saved a lot to release the dog for adoption, said Mariana. A veterinarian must then examine the dog a final time to ensure the animal is fit to become a house pet, of lives.” before allowing the MWD to be put up for adoption. After the dog and the handler passed the screening — Staff Sgt. John Mariana process, Mariana adopted Bronco March 2 and retired him to his home. “I knew Bronco was not going to make it in the MWD program due to his medical condition, and Staff Sgt. John Mariana, a military there was no question that Staff Sgt. Mariana would working dog handler, assigned to 148th be adopting him,” said Clayton. Military Police Detachment, 759th MP Mariana said the bond he shares with Bronco has Battalion, plays with his K-9, Bronco, never been stronger, and the respect that he has for his during a 2011 deployment to Afghanistan. once partner, now a companion, is nothing short of love. Conducting daily missions, the pair found “He saved my life that night without a doubt,” and neutralized approximately 30 improvised said Mariana. “He saved a lot of lives.” explosive devices and land mines during Mariana is now assigned to the 59th Military their eight-month deployment. Police Company, 759th MP Bn., where he serves as a Photo courtesy Staff Sgt. John Mariana squad leader, and Bronco gets to stay home.
    • March 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 9Vehicles Snyder said he had littlefrom Page 6 experience with the Bradley, so when he trained on it daily, itarmor crewman, Company D. became easier to understand.“This training is important, During their training at thebecause (we) are learning gunnery ranges, Soldiers tookskills and tactics (we) will time to build camaraderieutilize downrange.” within their crew. Operating and maintaining “Training exercises havea Bradley or tank is a crew brought our crew closertask, said Debrum. together,” said Snyder. “We Crews must learn to work spend a lot of time together intogether to ensure they are our vehicles when we are atcombat ready, he said. ranges, so we learn things After Soldiers finished about each other.”preparing their vehicles, they Highly-trained, integrateddrove to the firing range to crews and the firepower of theirdemonstrate their skills, new vehicles make the unit aperforming movement drills powerful force, said Carlson.and dry-fire exercises. “Every day we are out “It’s our responsibility to in the field, our Soldiers areensure our vehicles are properly getting better and better at theirmaintained,” said Spc. Mason maneuvering and firing drills,” Photo by Pfc. Nathan ThomeSnyder, infantryman, Company he said. “When we are done Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division,A. “It may seem difficult at with our training, the unit will conduct movement drills in an M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle March 7 at Fort Carson Range 105. Thefirst, but with a good crew and be an unstoppable force, able “Regulars” Soldiers of 1st Bn., 22nd Inf. Reg., recently began training on the new M1A2 System Enhancementthe right training, the vehicles to destroy the enemy wherever Package Abrams tanks and M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles to develop their combat skills and build cohesionbecome easier to figure out.” it may be.” as a team in preparation for future missions. 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    • 10 MOUNTAINEER — March 16, 2012Training proves medics skills Story and photo by Sgt. Breanne Pye 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division Health care specialists, regardless of theirskill identifier, must train to build theirexpertise and preparedness in providing firstaid to ensure their Soldiers make it home safely. Combat medics of 1st Brigade CombatTeam, 4th Infantry Division, recentlyconducted realistic training to ensure theyremain proficient in their life-saving skillson and off the battlefield. Twenty “Regulars” medics assigned toHeadquarters and Headquarters Company, 1stBattalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, completedtheir annual recertification at the MountainPost Medical Simulation Center Feb. 27-28. “This training was incredibly innovative,as it involved honor students from a localcosmetology school who came in eachmorning to apply very realistic theatricalmakeup to our senior medics, who simulatedcasualties during the course,” said Sgt.David Haugh, combat medic. Haugh said the addition of themoulage, the art of applying makeup to Spc. James Derozario and Pfc. Michael Alexander, combat medics, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1streplicate realistic wounds, and using Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, work to clear a barbed wire pit whilerole-players to simulate live casualties carrying a casualty manikin Feb. 28 during Combat Casualty Care training lanes at the Mountain Post Medicaladded a level of intensity to the course, Simulation Training Center. The lanes required medics to transport a patient through a series of physical obstacles,creating a baseline for the stress combat including tunnels, walls and a long pit covered with barbed wire.medics may encounter during missions. Throughout the course, Soldiers paired up in the first week of February. walls and long pits covered with barbed-wire.teams to run through Combat Casualty Care training “This course was absolutely crazy compared to “Medical skills are considered perishable, whichlanes and simulation rooms, demonstrating their the training I received in AIT,” said Alexander. “I means they need to be regularly practiced in order formedical skills in dark, foggy rooms while working on loved that the simulated casualties were real people a medic to remain proficient,” said Haugh. “Whilerole-playing casualties. instead of the manikins we worked with in AIT.” we are stateside, we are constantly training on how “My favorite part of the course was the simulation Alexander said the training was a completely to provide different aspects of care for differentrooms because they added a level of realism and different experience, treating role-players who kinds of casualties.”stress that were really accurate and hard to work simulated signs of panic and disorientation, and Haugh explained that combat medics treat athrough,” said Spc. James Derozario, combat medic. could actually talk to the medics as they provided completely different set of injuries and illnesses Derozario recently returned from a combat treatment, instead of a “stiff chunk of plastic.” at home, compared to those they treat duringdeployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he Although the majority of training used role-playing deployment, requiring each medic to frequentlyserved as a combat medic for Regulars Soldiers. patients, trainers employed strict safety measures. When learn and use new skills. “Even though I’ve been deployed before, this medics transported a casualty on a litter through the “It is our job as medics to become combat multi-certification process really helped me identify the CCC lanes, they used a manikin to simulate the patient. pliers, which means our training is never reallyskills I need more training on, and it gave me an “Overall, the lanes were physically and mentally complete,” said Haugh. “After training, we return to ouropportunity to work and communicate with some of exhausting,” said Derozario. units as subject matter experts to train other Soldiers.our newer team members,” he said. According to Haugh, that is exactly what the CCC “In the big picture, that means every Soldier in One of those new team members, Derozario’s lanes are meant to do. The lanes required medics to (1st Bn., 22nd Inf. Reg.) will be able to assist withpartner throughout the course, Pfc. Michael transport their “patient” through a stressful series of medical treatment and possibly save lives whetherAlexander, graduated from advanced individual training challenging physical obstacles, including tunnels, they are at home or deployed.” Having an Open House? Let our readers know! ONLY $30 For more information call 719-329-5236 or email m
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    • 12 MOUNTAINEER — March 16, 2012‘Knights’ master new tanks Retention from Page 5 The 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson By Sgt. Breanne Pye arrives with a lot of innovative training, you snap out of it, because you’ve got a re-enlistment numbers set the standard1st Brigade Combat Team Public as the tank crew has to complete job to do, and there’s always another for the rest of the Army, said Harris.Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division several exercises before they can round to be loaded.” “I think that’s the case, because conduct a live-fire exercise. Adams said he enjoyed the training leaders at every level care about the Soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat “As a safety measure, we always process and getting to know his new Soldiers and the Soldier’s Family,”Team, 4th Infantry Division, fired up remote-fire the weapons on a new crewmembers, because it gave him the Harris said. “When you have a strongthe engines of newly acquired M1A2 tank,” he said. “That way, we can opportunity to become an important leadership team that is taking care ofSystem Enhancement Package Abrams make sure the weapons systems are member in a team of brothers. Soldiers and their Families, Soldierstanks to conduct a live-fire exercise functioning correctly and safely “It’s an essential part of our training will re-enlist, because they knowFeb. 28-29. before we even enter the tank.” to go out and develop strong working their leaders will look out for them.” The “Iron Knights” of 1st Each tank crew consists of the tank relationships with our crewmembers,” Strong leaders also instill pride Battalion, 66th commander, driver, gunner and loader. said Kraft. “Some of the crewmembers in their troops and inspire Soldiers Armor Regiment, “The tank commander is usually the are brand new, and some have been to continue serving their nation,“You load conducted exer- senior noncommissioned officer on around for a long time. said Sgt. 1st Class John Day, career cises on Fort the crew,” Kraft said. “He’s the guy “The training process helps each counselor, 68th CSSB.the round; Carson gunnery who has the most experience and can of us identify each other’s strengths “Whenever you have greatthe round is ranges, testing the capabilities of troubleshoot any problems that may occur while the tank is being operated.” and helps one another with the things we need to improve,” he said. leaders, you have a great retention rate,” said Day. “In my battalion, wefired; then, their M1A2 SEP Pfc. Jason Adams, armor crewman, Adams said he spends more time have leaders who love to train, who Abrams tanks, Company D, and the loader for his with his fellow tank crewmembers than love to lead and who love to take careit’s like the before a brigade- tank crew, graduated from advanced he does alone. of Soldiers. At the end of the day, level training event individual training six months ago. “We train together, work together Soldiers are going to stay in becausewhole world in May. “The loader is the Soldier on the and live together,” he said. “Becoming their unit is looking out for them.”stops for a “The M1A2 SEP tank new crew who loads communications into the tank’s radios,” Adams said, “but he’s part of such a solid team is helping me build confidence in my ability to Soldiers interested in re-enlisting can speak with their unit careermoment ...” differs from pre- also the guy who loads the ammunition perform my job.” counselor for information about —Pfc. Jason Adams vious models as it rounds into the breach at the back end Building team confidence is an career and assignment possibilities. includes thermal of the tank’s gun.” essential part of mission readiness Harris said he urges Soldiers who imaging and a Adams said being a loader is a job when it comes time to perform a are within their re-enlistment windowset of electronic controls that work the that requires overcoming a lot of mission, Kraft said. to act decisively and contact theirgun on top of the tank,” said Staff Sgt. nerves to be successful. “I’m proud of the way our guys career counselors with any questions.John M. Kraft, tank commander “Initially, it’s incredibly nerve-racking came to this field exercise ready to “Soldiers who are thinking aboutassigned to Company D. “All that extra to load a round into the back of a buckle down and master these new re-enlistment should not wait,” heequipment basically equates to a safer weapon that you know is going to have a tanks. And even more important, they said. “The Army is downsizing, andway to have more eyes downrange; now, lot of recoil when it’s fired,” he said. have pushed through personal barriers to an option that is available todaythe crew can see more land and share “You load the round; the round is fired; become a mission-ready team,” said may not be there tomorrow. If youwhat they are seeing with each other.” then, it’s like the whole world stops for a Kraft. “With work ethics and attitudes know you are going to re-enlist, Kraft explained that new equipment moment, and you stop with it. But then like that, we cannot fail.” re-enlist now.” MONEY CAN’T TALK Y T A BUT IT’S ALWAYS SPOKEN F FOR. When the paycheck’s gon k we can help. We ser ve t m the wherever you ser ve – on nline, committed to offering yo a s ou Borrow smart – apply today! rt Lending | Saving | Le earning Follow us on © 2012. All loan applications are confi fidential and subject to our credit policies. 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    • March 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 13G.I. Grannieshelp WTBSoldiers heal Story and photos by Stacy Neumann Medical Department Activity Public Affairs Decked out in camouflage pants, black boots,a wide green sash and close-cropped graying hair,they don’t look like ordinary Soldiers attendingthe monthly town hall meeting for Fort Carson’sWarrior Transition Battalion. Take a few seconds to listen to them though,and one might agree, they’d make pretty gooddrill sergeants. “Give me a hug,” the women ordered the troops. One by one, the WTB Soldiers complied. “You don’t say ‘no’ to Granny,” said WTB Chap.(Maj.) Darrell Harlow-Curtis. That’s why Harlow-Curtis started the WTB’sG.I. Grannies for Soldier Support last fall. “I was trying to figure out how to be a partof (WTB Soldiers’) lives,” he said. “Then Iremembered one of our interpreters downrange;she was like a grandmom to everyone and you justhad to listen to her. That’s what we needed.” G.I.G.S.S. was born with the mission to supportthe WTB Soldiers in any way possible. From bakingcakes for birthdays to adopting a Soldier far fromhome, the grannies can be as involved as they Cleo Allgood, G.I. Grannies for Soldier Support, ensures Sgt. Sheikh Qaisar, Warrior Transition Battalion, gets a piecedesire. The group created an advisory board and of birthday cake during the unit’s celebration at the Special Events Center.its membership is now 38 strong. Reina “Gram Crackers” Perez and Nancy and recently took two Soldiers to see a“Grandma Nancy” Pfander were two of the first Cirque de Soleil show.to get involved. Both women see their involvement Perez, who heard about G.I.G.S.S. through a as important.prayer group, has adopted a Soldier with traumatic “The Army taught them to be a Soldierbrain injury and visits with him every chance she gets. and they fought. Now they’ve returned “I was born in a communist country. When home and they are trying to get well,”we came here, my parents taught me the value of Perez said. “It’s the greatest fight of theirfreedom and those that fight for it. I really want lives, and we can help them with it.”to make a difference,” Perez said. “Our community has to get involved,” Pfander lost her son, Kyle Pfander, during his Pfander said. “These Soldiers will walkthird overseas tour in Iraq. She found out about among us for the rest of their lives. We canG.I.G.S.S. through the Gold Star Moms. The former help them make the transition.”Army nurse said the program allows her to continue WTB Soldiers say they appreciate theto give back, particularly talking to Soldiers who group’s work.lost a buddy in combat. “They take a lot of time for us. They “I tell them that we don’t begrudge them living,” brought us cake,” said Sgt. RebeccaPfander said. “They need to know we value them. Barcia, WTB Soldier. “I appreciate whatI’m just grateful someone was there with Kyle. Do they share with us.”something good for yourself and your families.” Harlow-Curtis said the program has She’s adopted a Family with three children already made both large and small differences. “I’ve had a granny who told a suicidal Soldier that he would break her heart. All “The Army taught of our Soldiers get personal cakes during their birthday month. They help with spouses who don’t want to be alone,” them to be a Soldier Harlow-Curtis said. “It’s amazing to see a Soldier say he wants to be adopted.” and they fought. The WTB Soldiers donate worn uniforms so the grannies can wear the pants Now they’ve returned and create green sashes and aprons. The program is structured so the women get home and they are involved according to their comfort level. Harlow-Curtis says Level 3 grannies trying to get well. It’s represent basic volunteerism, which includes things such as baking, writing Reina “Gram Crackers” Perez cuts a cake at the Warrior Transition Battalion’s monthly birthday celebration. Large cakes are shared the greatest fight of letters to spouses and collecting items for Families. Level 2, or “Militant Grannies,” during the event and smaller cakes are sent home with Soldiers with a birthday during that month. are the ones Soldiers see at meetings and their lives, and we can who seek out ways to get involved. Level 1 “Special Forces Grannies” consists of two life. Although started by the WTB chaplain, G.I.G.S.S. is not a religious program. help them with it.” women who are currently working overseas, providing comfort to deployed Soldiers. Plans are in the works to pair up Soldiers and grannies for a boot camp. — Reina “Gram Crackers” Perez The WTB staff provides classes to help “I’m not sure who is looking forward to it the women understand the Army and Soldier more,” Harlow-Curtis said laughing.
    • 14 MOUNTAINEER — March 16, 2012Social celebrates Adopt-A-School partnerships Story and photo by Samantha B. Koss on our Soldiers … it’s a win-win situation.” Special to the Mountaineer Anderson, 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Stall and Suzi Bach, wife of Colorado Fort Carson and community leaders recognized Springs Mayor Steve Bach, presented four awardsachievements within the Adopt-A-School program during to a few units and schools for their dedication to thea social March 8 at the Elkhorn Conference Center. Adopt-A-School program. The Adopt-A-School program partners units Soldiers of Rear Detachment 2nd Brigade Combatand local schools on and off post to provide Team, 4th Inf. Div., received the top hours award formentoring and tutoring to students. The social volunteering more than 2,000 hours since Novemberprovided the schools and units a chance to connect at their partnered school, Mesa Elementary School.outside of the school setting. The outstanding Soldier award went to Capt. “Today gives us the opportunity to say thanks Brett Kelley, 4th BCT, 4th Inf. Div., for his workfor all you do, what educators do and what our with Wildflower Elementary School. Kelley wasteam does in partnership with the community to recognized for creating two programs with hismake things better for our kids,” said Col. Robert former unit, Company K, 1st Battalion, 12thF. McLaughlin, garrison commander. Infantry Regiment, 4th BCT, 4th Inf. Div. This unit The program has grown to include 37 units also won the outstanding project award.who are partnered with 35 schools. Partnerships Kelley created a program where Soldiers tutorinclude schools throughout the Pikes Peak region students weekly in reading and math. He alsowithin 50 miles of Fort Carson. developed the Pen Pals for Wildcats program, and the “This is a volunteer relationship where Soldiers Soldiers made a commitment to correspond withcan give back to the community,” said Stephanie the students until they graduate from high school.Gillotte, school liaison officer for District 8. “The Soldiers of 230th Finance Company, 43rdSoldiers are inspired and the schools really appreciate Special Troops Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade,the support.” received an outstanding unit and school partnership During the social, a few Soldiers and school award for their strong reciprocal relationship withrepresentatives shared stories of the impact this Venetucci Elementary School.program has on the students. After the awards were presented, the units and Soldiers expressed joy in working with the schools had time to collaborate on plans to improvechildren, and the school representatives explained the their partnerships.need for strong and committed individuals to believe “The Adopt-A-School program is importantin their students and to serve as positive role models. because it enhances the partnerships we have here Capt. Brett Kelley, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th “Our youth is our nation’s future,” said Maj. 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    • March 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 15TIPS Sustainability March New relief for veterans, servicemembers By Andrea Sutherland Mountaineer staff Soldiers forced to sell their homes in a “short-sale” or who review, whichever is higher. Under the new provision, servicemembers wrongfully denied the opportunity to reduce mortgage payments through lower interest rates Servicers will also pay $10 million to the Veterans Affairs fund, guaranteeing loans for veterans and extend foreclosure protections under the Servicemember Civil Relief Act. Sustainable had no other option but to let their house fall into foreclosure are will also be entitled to a refund of money lost. Servicemembers In addition to alleviating financial strain for veterans and development receiving critical assistance from the government. charged interest rates higher than 6 percent on their mortgage after servicemembers, the Obama Administration also announced it • Consider Xeriscape. Grass “For Soldiers (reassigned) to requesting a lower rate from 2008 will cut FHA fees for borrowers is thirsty and expensive, another duty station, many were to the present may be eligible to a refinancing loans already insured by forced to sell (quickly) and, because payment equal to at least four times the FHA, which government officials and xeric areas look of the economy, took less than their the amount wrongfully charged. believe may save 2-3 million attractive and take less house was worth,” said Mary Those forced to sell their borrowers about $1,000 each year. work. To find out how, visit Braxton, financial readiness manager homes for less than the amount Servicemembers and veterans http://www.csu.org/ at Army Community Service. owed on their mortgage due to a who believe they are entitled to environment/xeriscape/ The new action, outlined by permanent change of station move relief should contact the Financial index.html. 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    • 16 MOUNTAINEER — March 16, 2012Claims against the Estate Transfer Program. The employees who have exhausted all available leave because of medicalSgt. Allen Robert McKenna — With deepest regret emergencies and are currently accepting leave to the Family of the deceased. Anyone having donations are Lorenza Buller-Duran, Civilian claims against or indebtedness to his estate should Personal Advisory Center; Ann Armstrong, contact 1st Lt. Gregory Polster at 505-710-7839. Garrison Resource Management; MichaelSgt. Luis Serrano — With deepest regret to the Patrocky, Space and Missile Defense Command; Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims Vanessa Gallegos, Directorate of Human against or indebtedness to his estate should Resources; Anthony Jackson and Heidi Parham, contact Chief Warrant Officer 2 David T. Scott Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization at 858-381-7166. and Security; Heather Fox and Megan Cornell, Directorate of Emergency Services; PaulineUpcoming events Starks, Laron Cosley and Tamara Morris, Dental Activity; and Crystal Miller, DirectorateWomen’s History Observance — Takes place of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Monday from 11 a.m. to noon at the Elkhorn To donate annual leave under VLTP, contact the Conference Center. Contact Master Sgt. Bobby Garrison Resource Management Office at 526- Estrada at 524-2441 for more information. 1841/1839 or tara.n.smith-overton.civ@mail.milExceptional Family Town Hall — The Exceptional to obtain form OMP-630A, “Request to Family Member Program hosts town hall Donate Annual Leave,” or the OMP-630B for meetings Wednesday and April 4 from 6:30-7:30 an outside agency. p.m. in the Aspen Room at Army Community Cut-your-own firewood program — Fort Carson Service, building 1526. Call 526-4590 for launches a new cut-your-own firewood program. more information. Active duty military, Department of DefenseDARE Night Out — Takes place March 23 from civilians and retirees may purchase firewood 7 p.m. to midnight at McMahon Auditorium and sale permits for designated areas downrange. The features a movie, free food and drinks. Entry firewood is in burnt areas and needs removal costs $2. Cosmic bowling takes place from in order to expedite recovery of the forest and to 9:30 p.m. to midnight and costs $2.50. Entry minimize the potential of a wild land fire. The fees are waived for participants wearing Drug wood is dirty, but well-seasoned and is ready Abuse Resistance Education T-shirts or those to burn. Permits cost $10 for a half cord of who bring a canned food item. All proceeds wood, $15 for a cord of wood and $40 for a benefit the Fort Carson DARE program. three-cord maximum of wood. CustomersPublic works open house — Community members must provide all necessary labor, equipment are invited to attend the Directorate of Public and vehicle support. Firewood is for personal Works open house March 29 from 9-11 a.m., use only and cannot be resold. Call the building 1219, located at the corner of Wetzel Directorate of Public Works Forestry Section Avenue and Evans Street. Visitors will be able to at 526-1692 or 526-1667 for more information. see the new location as well as the sustainable Balfour Beatty Scholarship — Balfour Beatty features of the building and learn about the Communities offers academic scholarships for potential to implement some of the energy- the 2012-2013 academic year to high school and conserving practices across the installation. A undergraduate students of military members scavenger hunt will be available for interested residing in post housing. Application deadline is participants. Call 526-3415 for more information. April 15. Details and requirements may be found for further details, and to reserve your spot.Casino night — The Mountain Post Spouses Club at http://www.bbcommunitiesfoundation.org. Contact Anneliesa Barta, Sustainable Fort Carson hosts Viva Las Carson Casino Night April 14 Express bus sign-up — Interest is being assessed at 526-6497 or email anneliesa.m.barta.ctr@ from 6:30-11:30 p.m. at the Special Events Center. for commuter express bus service to Fort Carson mail.mil for more information. Advance tickets cost $15 and may be purchased from Fountain, Powers and Academy boulevards Hospital initiates no-show policy — A at the commissary March 30, 31 and April 12 and Interstate 25 corridors. Sign up now to indicate “Commander’s Appointment Policy” affects all from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased interest. The projected start date for the service is TRICARE beneficiaries who receive health care at the Fort Carson Exchange Saturday and March April. Fort Carson individuals are needed to help services on Fort Carson and at the Premier Army 31, April 7 and 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets demonstrate sufficient potential demand for express Health Clinic. Multiple no-shows could result in purchased at the event cost $20. Proceeds benefit commuter bus service, dedicated to serving Fort the stopping of medical services; Soldiers requiring the MPSC Welfare Scholarship Program. Carson commuters with fast and convenient unit escorts to future appointments; patientsOutdoor weekend — The National Park Service, service. For Soldiers and civilians, this service can may have to sign a statement acknowledging in conjunction with Sierra Club, hosts an outdoor be free. Go to http://tinyurl.com/RideExpress or they understand the ramifications of multiple weekend for military spouses April 13-15. The call 526-6497 for more information and to sign up. no-shows; a letter may be sent to the Soldier’s purpose of the weekend excursion is to develop 2-1-1 data expands to two counties — The Pikes unit when he or his Family member has multiple a plan to get military Families outdoors. All Peak Area Council of Governments has partnered no-shows or cancellations; retirees with expenses paid and transportation is provided. with Pikes Peak United Way to include 2-1-1 data multiple missed appointments, “left without being Interested participants should visit http://www. for El Paso and Teller counties in the Network seen,” or cancellations may have their locations sierraclub.org/outings/training/forms/ of Care for servicemembers, veterans and their of care changed. To cancel appointments during listening-session-application.asp. Families. The service directory component of the weekdays, beneficiaries can call the TRICARETell Me A Story — Takes place April 22 from 2-4 Network of Care now includes more than 1,500 appointment line 719-457-2273 or 866-422-7391 p.m. at the Special Events Center. Guest reader local resources to assist the military community, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Appointments Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general, service providers and others. Visit http:// made through TRICARE online can be 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, will read pikespeak.networkofcare.org for more information. canceled at http://www.tricareonline.com. “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type” by Doreen Share-a-Ride — is a free online car pool Cronin. Admission is free, but space is limited. coordination to and from post, as well as van Ongoing events Reserve a space by emailing PtoP.Carson@ pool options, typically for those commuting MilitaryChild.org or calling 706-761-6343. 30 or more miles to post. Riders are matched Al-Anon meetings — Al-Anon is a 12-stepCraft fair — The Mountain Post Spouses Club hosts based on their origination and destination program for families and friends of alcoholics the Spring Fling Craft Fair April 28 from 9 a.m. to points, as well as days and times of travel. Users (admitted or not). Meetings take place in the 2 p.m. at the Special Events Center. Vendors may specify whether they are offering a ride, need a conference room of The Colorado Inn at 6 p.m. apply for booth space on a first come, first served ride or if they are interested in sharing driving every Monday. Attendance is free and anyone basis. Booth space for MPSC members costs $25 duties. When a “match” is found, users are can attend these open, anonymous meetings. and $30 for nonmembers. Contact Sandi Spreier notified immediately of rider options, allowing Contact Al-Anon Service Center at 719-632-0063 at 719-351-3970 or email mpscvendorcoor@ them to contact and coordinate ridesharing for more information. gmail.com for more information. within minutes. Access the ride-share portal Seeking speakers — The Fort Carson Public AffairsBlood Drive — The Armed Services Blood by visiting http://www.carson. army.mil/ Office is seeking Soldiers, Family members and Program hosts a blood drive May 1 from 10 a.m. paio/sustainability.html. civilians from Fort Carson to speak about their to 5 p.m. and May 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vanpools Forming Now — Vanpools are forming work, training and varied experiences to public at the Special Events Center. Visit http://www. to serve commuters who travel on Interstate 25, organizations throughout the Pikes Peak region. |militaryblood.dod.mil for more information. Powers Boulevard, Security-Widefield and Speakers must be well-qualified professionals Fountain. Vanpool costs for Soldiers and civilians who know how to capture and maintain anGeneral announcements may be reduced (or free) when using the Army audience’s attention for 20-30 minutes. Speakers Mass Transit Benefit subsidy. The program should be comfortable speaking to businesses,Donated annual leave for Fort Carson civilian provides the van, maintenance and repairs, professional organizations, community leaders, employees — is currently being accepted for the insurance, fuel and has an Emergency Ride Home civic groups and schools. Contact Samantha Koss following civilians under the Voluntary Leave feature. Go to http://tinyurl.com/FtCarsonVanPool at 526-5996 or samantha.b.koss.ctr@mail.mil.
    • March 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 17Prescribed burns help control fire threat By Scott Smith and Janine Hegeman Naturally occurring fires serve to control insects, To manage these complex issues and maintain Directorate of Public Works, diseases and weeds, while improving habitat by a more natural ecological balance in the training Environmental Division maintaining and improving the quality of forage for areas, the Directorate of Emergency Services Fire wildlife. Fires caused by military training, however, Department works with the Directorate of Public Fire is a powerful force in nature and is an can occur too often and at the wrong time, disrupting Works Wildland Fire Team to develop an annualessential part of many ecosystems — it is also a real the natural cycle. This causes damage to criticalthreat to man-made structures and human life. resources and often poses safety concerns. See Fire on Page 23 In 2011, there were more than 9,000 forest firesin Colorado, which caused more than $90 millionin damages, according to the Colorado Departmentof Public Safety’s Division of Fire Safety. One large example of what fire can do isthe 2002 Hayman fire. It destroyed more than138,000 acres, advancing at one point 19 milesin one day, and is the worst fire in recordedColorado history. According to the U.S.Department of Agriculture, there were severalfactors that contributed to the fire’s size andspeed, including an ongoing drought and highwinds. They also cite ground vegetation that hadaccumulated over the decades as a significantsource of fuel for the fire. One way to deal with this fuel accumulationis to periodically conduct prescribed fires. Thisallows for the vegetation to be removed orreduced in a safe and structured manner. At FortCarson and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site, theseburns are regarded as an effective and necessarytool against the very dangers that an uncontrolledfire represents, as well as an aid to land managersin protecting and enhancing natural resources. A policy of strict fire suppression has notproven to be cost-effective and ignores the benefitsof wildland fires from natural causes. On the otherside of the scale, allowing wildland fires to burnthemselves out uncontrolled is illegal and presents Courtesy Fort Carson Fire Departmenta significant threat to community neighbors. Prescribed burns are critical to controlling the potential of wildland fires at Fort Carson and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site. HIGHER EDUCATION HIGHER EDUCATION – MILITARY ST YLE MILITARY STYLE Your commitment to serve our country is as meaningful to us as it is to you. Your commitment to ser ve our countr y is as meaningful to us as it is to you. Colorado Technical University is proud to offer support designed specifically Colorado Technical Universit y is proud to offer suppor t designed specifically to recognize your unique accomplishments and needs. to recognize your unique accomplishments and needs. * or at tend classes even or attend classes even when deployed when deployed ** 4331 Centennial Blvd. 1813 North Circle Drive Garden of the Gods & Centennial Circle & Constitution 635-2020 632-2020 4319 Integrity Center Point 1130 Lake Plaza Drive NW Corner of Powers & Barnes Lake Ave & Lake Plaza (next to Culvers) 634-2020 578-2020 Contact us at 877.906.6555 or Text MILITARY to 94576 WWW.ABBAEYECARE.COM for more info Exams as young as 6 months of age Voted #1 Eye Care in Colorado Springs The Independent & The Gazette Ft. Carson 576-5151 * See the Course Catalog, and/or contact your Advisor for more information. **Not all credits eligible to transfer. See the University’s catalog regarding CTU’s transfer credit policies. The person pictured is not Air Force Academy 472-0524 an actual service member. Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at www.coloradotech.edu/ Peterson AFB 574-5252 disclosures. Not all programs are available to residents of all states. CTU cannot guarantee employment or salary. 244751–01/12
    • 18 MOUNTAINEER — March 16, 2012National Nutrition MonthTips help get plate in shape By 1st Lt. Kristina Vilale snack has at least one fruit or Vary protein choices. m Season foods with spices Nutrition Care Division vegetable, or both. m Eat a variety of foods each or herbs instead of salt. m Make at least half your week from the protein food group, m Use heart-healthy oils like Nutrition plays an important role grains whole. which includes seafood, nuts, soy olive, canola and sunflower oil in placein everyday living, regardless of age. m Choose brown rice, barley and beans, as well as lean meat, of butter or shortening when cooking. Here are some simple tips to and oats and other whole grains for poultry and eggs. Overall, choosing to cook food“Get Your Plate in Shape:” sides and ingredients. m Make fish and seafood the at home helps people stay in control Fill half the plate with fruits m Switch to 100-percent whole- protein at least twice a week. Keep meat of what is in meals. In addition,and vegetables. grain breads, cereals and crackers. and poultry portions lean and limit people should exercise choosing m Eat a variety of vegetables, Change to fat-free or to 3 ounces per meal, approximately activities they enjoy. It can includeespecially dark green, red and orange low-fat milk. the size of a deck of cards. going for a walk with the family,varieties, as well as beans and peas — m Fat-free and low-fat milk have Cut back on sodium and joining a sports team, dancing orfresh or frozen. the same amount of calcium and empty calories from solid fats playing with their children. m When buying canned vegetables, other essential nutrients as whole and added sugars. Those who don’t have a full 30choose “reduced sodium” or “no milk, but less fat and fewer calories. m Drink water instead of sugary minutes to exercise, can carve outsalt added” whenever possible, m If lactose intolerant, try drinks such as regular sodas, fruit- 10 minutes three times a day. Everyor rinse the contents. unsweetened or light versions of flavored drinks and sweetened teas and bit adds up and health benefits Make sure every meal and soy, rice or almond milk. coffees. Choose 100-percent fruit juice. increase as people get more active. EXPERIENCE A MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU! MILITARY DISCOUNTS Breast Enlargement* Breast Lift Tummy Tuck Liposuction FREE CONSULTATION Affordable Financing Options DOUGLAS J. RASKIN, M.D., D.M.D Baylor, Harvard & Stanford Trained Certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery *Mentor has some great incentives for using their products – please call us for details GREAT KOREAN FOOD HAS A NEW 719 AREA CODE! KOREAN BBQ SOUPS AND NOODLES LUNCH SPECIALS STARTING AT $7.50 NEW MENU ITEMS! 296 South Academy Blvd (Corner of Airport and S. Academy) See our menu and reviews at www.seoultofugrill.com
    • 20 MOUNTAINEER — March 16, 2012 March 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 21 Volunteering leads to new career path By Kalyn Morse Red Cross Public Relations volunteer More than half a million people volunteer at the American Red Cross every year and serve in many ways. On Fort Carson, volunteers are continuing the tradition of assisting the military community at Evans Army Community Hospital. By working with patients, providing administrative support, working at various clinics and providing special events services, this group of people plays an essential role in the Red Cross’ mission to provide humanitarian assistance in times of need. A volunteer at Evans Army Community Hospital said the experience is much more than just donating time and services. Spc. Steve Yarnell, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, found his volunteering also benefited him personally. The Soldier has served as a patient transport volunteer since November 2011. “Before I became a volunteer, I was worried pain would keep me from giving back to my community,” said Yarnell, who injured his back during a 2007 deployment to Iraq. “But since I From left, Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson and Command Sgt. Maj. started here, my pain has gotten a lot better and Brian Stall, commanding general and senior enlisted leader, now I know what I want to do with my life.” 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, join more than 200 Interested in a career in nursing, Yarnell participants at the Red Cross five-kilometer run/walk Saturday. chose volunteering as a way to gain experience beside experts in the medical Photo by Samantha B. Koss field and as a way to interact with patients. This experience helped him prepare for Military ties run deep with nursing school by providing valuable hours on the hospital floor. He was also able to get letters of recommendation from the professionals he volunteers beside. Yarnell has been accepted to a nursing school in Ohio and plans to attend after getting out of the Army. Red Cross By Andrea Sutherland Service to the Armed Forces stations across the United hospitals and wounded Mountaineer staff States, including Fort Carson. warrior units, providing “We’ve always had a tradition of helping the armed forces,” material assistance that Amidst cannon fire, shooting and carnage, Clarissa said Amanda Rolsen, senior station manager at Fort Carson. is vitally needed to Harlowe Barton was on the battlefield, tending to the “In 2008, Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces stations ensure the comfort wounded and comforting the dying. worldwide expanded services, working hand-in-hand with military and recovery of service- Barton, also known as Clara Barton, began supporting members,” Rolsen said. soldiers of the Union Army at the outbreak of the Civil War In addition to in 1861. For the duration of the war, Barton collected clothing, working with hospital food and supplies and brought them to the front lines where staff and Soldiers in the Warrior Transition Battalion, Rolsen participants the skills needed to find employment in the community. she aided medical units. When the battles ceased, Barton’s said her office helps communicate emergency messages The Fort Carson Station also hosts a summer program work continued as she interacted with soldiers — reading from Families to Soldiers, helping to arrange emergency leave. for youth volunteers. Last year, 41 volunteers participated in to them, listening to them and praying with them. “We’re on-call 24/7,” Rolsen said. “We help verify the the program, which Rolsen said allowed them to experience the In 1869, Barton visited Europe where she learned of the emergency with the hospital and get the message to that challenges of working in medical facilities. Red Cross Movement taking place in Geneva, Switzerland. Soldier’s command.” “This provides our youth with year-round programming, Four years prior, 12 European nations ratified the Geneva The Red Cross can also supply emergency funds to Soldiers preparing them for both college and a career in the medical Convention, also called the Red Cross Treaty. and Family members if aid societies, such as Army Emergency field,” she said. According to the Red Cross website, the treaty mandated Relief, Air Force Aid and Navy-Marine Corp Relief, are not open. As part of Red Cross Month, members of the Fort Carson that countries protect and care for the wounded and ill Rolsen said 150 volunteers are registered to assist at Evans Station hosted a five-kilometer run/walk that began at the “without respect to nationality and for the formation of Army Community Hospital, including credentialed physicians, Special Events Center and wound through Ironhorse Park national societies to give aid voluntarily on a neutral basis.” registered nurses, clerical positions, patient assistance and six Saturday. Volunteers will be hosting an information booth Barton returned to the United States and for 13 years pet therapy teams. about Red Cross programs at The Fort Carson Exchange appealed to presidents Rutherford B. Hayes and James “Plus, we help coordinate dental and medical assistant training March 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photo courtesy American Red Cross Garfield to sign the treaty. Finally, in 1882, President programs,” she said, adding that these free courses provide Applications for the Summer Youth Program at Evans Spc. Steve Yarnell, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Chester Arthur signed. Army Community Hospital will be available April 16 and Infantry Division, is volunteering at Evans Army At the age of 60, Barton formed the American Ardesia Parr, medical lab technician will be due May 11. The program runs May 29-July 27 Community Hospital until he attends a nursing Association of the Red Cross, later reincorporated as and American Red Cross volunteer, works with mandatory training dates May 29-June 1. Call 526-2311 school in Ohio. the American Red Cross. in a lab at Evans Army Community Hospital or 526-7144 for more information on this program and other There are nearly 600 Red Cross chapters and 58 Monday. Parr, a new volunteer, joined the ranks Red Cross volunteer programs. of 150 volunteers at the Fort Carson Station.Layout by Jeanne Mazerall Photo by Andrea Sutherland
    • 22 MOUNTAINEER — March 16, 2012
    • March 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 23Fire The prescribed fire plan conditions. Beginning this month, under what conditions prescribedfrom Page 17 then defines what condition or firefighters from DES and DPW fires can take place. Smoke prescription the fire will take, will again be conducting prescribed management planning is criticalprescribed fire plan that encompasses accounting for smoke dispersal, fire operations on Fort Carson and to minimize impacts of smoke toFort Carson and PCMS. This weather conditions, fire behavior PCMS. The goal is to complete Fort Carson and the surroundingcollaborative effort facilitates the and available resources. projects that were interrupted by neighboring communities.best training opportunities possible These prescribed fires also result weather during the fall and severalfor Soldiers while reducing the in lowering costs for fighting wildland new projects for wildlife habitat orrisk of unplanned fires and aids in fires that do occur, safer conditions invasive weed management. For more information aboutextinguishing unplanned fires as for firefighters due to less intense or A key component of the the prescribed fire program,quickly as possible. difficult to access fires and aids in prescribed fire program is smoke call DES Fire and Emergency The prescribed fire plan divides minimizing the possibility of fires management planning, which is done Services at 526-2679 or the DPWcritical training and natural resource moving off the installation. in coordination with the Colorado Prescribed fires generally take Department of Public Health and Wildland Fire Team at 526-1696.areas into prescribed fire projectunits with well-defined boundaries place in the fall, winter and early the Environment, the agency that To report a wildland fire, call 911.such as roads or firebreaks. spring, depending on weather issues smoke permits detailing AU-1918 ASHFORD UNIVERSITY IS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF TODAY’S ARMY Complete your degree at home or abroad. Discover a supportive learning community designed for you to go to school while you serve. Ashford’s digital tools allow you to keep in touch with your courses while on the go. Even deployment doesn’t mean your education is over – you can continue while deployed or pick Jeff Kahl, DDS CALL 800.548.1766 Derek Kirkham, DDS OR VISIT COLORADO SPRINGS Zachary Houser, DMD PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Committed to your MILITARY.ASHFORD.EDU/MOUNTAINEER Little People, Big Smiles children’s oral health! Technology with a Caring Touch Specialized treatment planning for all ages Treatment under conscious sedation and general-anesthesia Digital radiography for pinpoint treatment plans and reduced radiation exposure Parents can stay with children during treatment Most insurance accepted including Military and Medicaid North Central Association (ncahlc.org). Welcoming New Patients Healthy Smiles (719) 522-0123 complete eligibility requirements. are Beary Special 9480 Briar Village Point, Suite 301 www.cspediatricdentistry.com AU 400 NORTH BLUFF BLVD. CLINTON, IA 52732
    • 24 MOUNTAINEER — March 16, 2012Army Career TrackerTool now available to 1/3 of civilians Army Civilian Training and Leader during the 2011 AUSA Annual Meeting, adding functional, institutional and leader development Development Division, Army that “employees will be able to receive education, requirements; Operations, Plans and Training training and development in those career paths m Complete an Individual Development so they can grow in the Army and provide greater Plan (IDP); and Arlington, Va. — Employees in seven more expertise in their jobs.” m Plan new activities designed to reachCivilian Career Programs now have access to ACT also aligns civilian training and career professional and personal goals.Army Career Tracker, the Army’s first comprehensive development with the goals of Army Learning A great tool for young careerists, ACT offersleader development and career management tool that Concept 2015 and supports Civilian Workforce a much more visible road map to help them decideintegrates training, assignment history, education Transformation initiatives. where they want to go and what they have to doand experiential learning into one personalized, “The Army Career Tracker empowers Army to reach the highest levels in their career fields souser-friendly online interface for all Army personnel. civilians to effectively take ownership of their they can start planning early, according to Brown. First implemented for enlisted Soldiers, ACT professional career and leader development,” said Employees are encouraged to access ACT atexpanded to officers and Army civilians in the fall. Vicki Brown, chief of Civilian Training and Leader least monthly to communicate with their leaders,Thirteen of the Army’s 31 Civilian Career Programs Development, Army Operations, Plans and Training. supervisors and mentors about career development— comprising about one-third of the Army’s civilian “One of our goals is to ensure all Army civilians goals and obtain the latest news and informationworkforce — now have access: know the tools available to help tailored to their career program and individual needs.CP 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 22, them chart their course and have Users are also expected to use ACT to create and track24, 27, 29, 31, 32 and 34. The the opportunity to participate their personal and professional career developmentnext Civilian Career Programs “The Army Career in professional development goals. Users can search multiple education andset to spiral into ACT at the to help them achieve their training resources, monitor their career developmentend of March are CP 14, 16, Tracker empowers career goals and support their and receive personalized advice from their leaders.20, 26 and 33. All CareerPrograms, in addition to all Army civilians to organizational mission.” ACT, online at https:// The system allows civilian and military supervisors and mentors to monitor their employees’ goals andenlisted and officer careermanagement fields of all active effectively take actnow.army.mil, allows users to: m View career related data provide them developmental recommendations, notifications and career advice. Supervisors will beand Reserve components, arescheduled to be in ACT by ownership of their in one online portal; m Examine career maps able to view records for both their civilian and military employees. In addition, those civilians who are alsothe end of the fiscal year. professional career (personalized professional part-time in uniform are able to view both their The Army’s leadership development models for their military and civilian records through this one portal.wants to ensure all members and leader career plan); The rest of the civilian CPs will spiral intoof the professional Army m Receive recommendations ACT in two phases: early July and late September.Civilian Corps have a deliberate development.” from leaders, mentors, When ACT is fully implemented by the end of thecareer path to follow, Under — Vicki Brown supervisors and Career year it will service some 1.4 million users. VisitSecretary of the Army Dr. Program managers; the ACT website, https://actnow.army.mil, forJoseph W. Westphal said m Identify the operational/ additional information. NOW IS THE BATHED TIME TO In FLAVOR CAPITALIZE ON CHICKEN McNUGGETS ® YOUR CAREER. Tr y new habanero dipping sauce CLASSES FORMING NOW, ENROLL TODAY! Master of Arts in At Colorado Christian University, Curriculum and Instruction you will: , other Master of Business Administration 20 CHICKEN McNUGGETS ® $4.99 Tuition discounts available for Active Duty, Reserve, National Tender, juicy Chicken McNuggets made with white meat, Guard, and their spouses. wrapped up in a crisp tempura batter. Made for sharing. Limited time offer. Prices and participation may vary. ©2012 McDonald’s
    • March 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 25In time of mourningDeep down, we are all same Commentary by the streets while the Chap. (Maj.) Don Williamson elders watched them, 759th Military Police Battalion sipping their Afghan tea. But everything “Chaplain, is that you?” the executive officer seemed to stopasked, shining his red lens flashlight my way. when our convoyThe new moon was up so there were times when approached. All eyesyou couldn’t see your hand in front of your face turned towards thejust to walk to the latrine. vehicles in the I had just finished an evening service duringmy deployment in Afghanistan and was headed center of the town. I looked over “Blessed are theback to my room. “It’s me, sir, what’s up?” I asked. to the gate of the district center. peacemakers, “We had a Red Cross message come in forone of the military policemen. Spc. Buzzard’s dad A couple of the MPs were helping for they shalldied and she’s asked to see you.” That week, the MPs had gone down to a small Buzzard with her gear. When I saw be called thetown south of Kalagush called Allingar. They werestaying in the Provincial District Center there whiletraining new Afghan police forces. Although not her come out, I immediately got out of the vehicle children of God.” — Matthew 5:9far away by convoy, we still needed to travel and she met me ondown there to pick her up and bring her back to the street behindKalagush to get her on a helicopter to send her the vehicle.out on emergency leave. As soon as she saw After calling her squad leader on the cell phone me, her eyes welled up with tears and I opened up stopped what they were doing to watch as two— the only communication we had with them from my arms to embrace her. And there we stood, in the Soldiers embraced in the middle of their town.Kalagush — the plan was to spin up the quick center of this little town in full “battle rattle,” Kevlar I wondered what was going through theirreaction force and have me travel down with them helmets touching and me holding her head as she minds as they watched one American Soldierto pick her up. Before we knew it, we were in cried. I told her how sorry I was to hear her dad had console another in their time of grief. Would it bedowntown Allingar. Our vehicle stopped in the died and that I was going to be with her the whole any different for them if a member of their familymiddle of the street right outside the wall of trip back and would be there to help with anything had lost a loved one?the district center. she needed. I bent down to pick up her assault pack What if, for that brief moment, all of us, The streets were abuzz with activity; bakers and walked her over to her side of the vehicle. Afghans and American Soldiers alike, realizedselling “foot bread,” small vendors selling soda pop, As I walked back over to my door, wiping that, deep down, we are all the same? Createdweavers selling their rugs and blankets. School was away tears from my eyes, I couldn’t help but look in the image of God, we laugh, we cry, we live,already out for the day so children were playing in around me at all the staring villagers. They had all we love, we rejoice and we mourn.Chapel briefsFacebook: Search “Fort Carson Chaplains Chapel Schedule (Religious Support Office)” for the latest ROMAN CATHOLIC chapel events and schedules. Day Time Service Chapel Location Contact PersonMilitary Council of Catholic Women meets Saturday 4-45 p.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Saturday 5 p.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Soldiers’ Sunday 8:15-8:45 a.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Memorial Chapel. For more information call Sunday 9 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 526-5769 or visit “Fort Carson Military Sunday 10:30 a.m. Religious education Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 Sunday 10:30 a.m. RCIA Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 Council of Catholic Women” on Facebook. Sunday 11 a.m. Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347Knights of Columbus, a Catholic group for men Mon-Fri 11:45 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 18 and older, meets the second and fourth Mon-Thurs noon Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 Tuesday of the month at Soldiers’ Memorial PROTESTANT Chapel. Call 526-5769 for more information. Friday 4:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer, Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 Bible StudyProtestant Women of the Chapel meets Tuesday Sunday 9 a.m. Protestant Healer Evans Army Hospital Chap. Gee/526-7386 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Soldiers’ Memorial Sunday 9 a.m. Communion Service Provider Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Landon/526-2803 Sunday 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Chapel. Free child care is available. Email Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Heidi McAllister/526-5744 carson@pwoc.org or visit PWOC Fort Carson Sunday 11 a.m. Protestant Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 on Facebook for more information. Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Ursula Pittman/503-1104 Sunday 10 a.m. Chapel NeXt Veterans Magrath & Titus Chap. Palmer/526-3888Catholic Religious Education registration is Sunday 2:30-4:30p.m. Youth ministry Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 under way for the religious education year, Sunday 5:30 p.m. Chapel NeXt Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Black/524-1822 which runs through May 6 for children age 4 Tuesday 9:30 a.m. PWOC Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 through high school students. Email patricia.treacy@us.army.mil to obtain a JEWISH Fort Carson does not offer Jewish services on post. Contact Chap. (Lt. Col.) Fields at 503-4090/4099 for Jewish service and study information registration form. Classes are Sunday from 10:30-11:50 a.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. ISLAMIC SERVICES Adult Bible study and classes for adults seeking Fort Carson does not offer Islamic services on post. Contact the Islamic Society at 2125 N. Chestnut, 632-3364 for information. to join the Catholic Church are also held during religious education. (FORT CARSON OPEN CIRCLE) WICCA Sunday 1 p.m. Provider Chapel, Building 1350, Barkeley and Ellis ftcarsonopencircle@gmail.comSpanish Bible Study meets at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel Tuesday at 6 p.m. Contact Staff Sgt. Jose COLORADO WARRIORS SWEAT LODGE Varga at 719-287-2016 for more information. Meets once or twice monthly and upon special request. Contact Michael Hackwith or Wendy Chunn-Hackwith at 285-5240 for information.Community Prayer Lunch is held the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Lunch is provided; bring side dishes, salads or desserts.Deployed Spouses Group meets for fellowship, food and spiritual guidance Wednesday at 5 p.m. Jewish Lunch and Learn with Chap. Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall. (Lt. Col.) Howard Fields takes place at the Fallen Heroes Family Center, Children are welcome to attend. Call Cecilia Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at building 6215, 6990 Mekong St. The Croft at 526-5769 for more information. Provider Chapel. For more information, group is open to members of allLatter Day Saints Soldiers: Weekly Institute Class call 526-8263. branches of service. Contact (Bible study) is Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Soldiers’ Heartbeat, a support group for battle buddies, Richard Stites at 719-598-6576 or Memorial Chapel. Call 719-266-0283 or Family members and friends who are Cheryl Sims at 719-304-9815 for 719-649-1671 for more information. suicide survivors, meets the second more information.
    • 26 MOUNTAINEER — March 16, 2012Medical clinic moves continue Mountaineer staff from the second floor center wing. The Eye Clinic relocates to Evans’ first floor center from the March 5 in building 1830 on Prussman Boulevard and Specker Avenue. The building is the new Three Fort Carson Medical Department Activity second floor center area. home to the Behavioral Health Department, Socialclinics will open in new locations within Evans The moves are part of a project that includes Work Services, Family Advocacy Program andArmy Community Hospital Thursday. renovations and clinics moving in, out and Intensive Outpatient clinics. The Audiology and Ear, Nose and Throat clinics around EACH. The chart below shows projected move dateswill move to the hospital’s first floor east wing, The Behavioral Health Care Clinic opened for clinics affected in this phase of the project. Clinic Previous/current location New location Effective date Phone Behavioral Health Department (Main) Evans fourth floor Mountain Post Behavioral Health Clinic, March 5 526-7155/7661 building 1830 (Prussman Blvd. and Specker Ave.) Social Work Services Soldier and Family Care Center first floor Mountain Post Behavioral Health Clinic, March 5 526-7155/7661 building 1830 (Prussman Blvd. and Specker Ave.) Family Advocacy Program Soldier and Family Care Center first floor Mountain Post Behavioral Health Clinic, March 5 526-5050/4585 building 1830 (Prussman Blvd. and Specker Ave.) Medical Social Work Soldier and Family Care Center first floor Soldier and Family Care Center, Evans March 5 503-7070 Sexual Assault Therapist Intensive Outpatient Program Evans fourth floor Mountain Post Behavioral Health Clinic, March 5 526-7155/7661 building 1830 (Prussman Blvd. and Specker Ave.) Specialty Care Evans fourth floor Behavioral Health Care Clinic, building 1830 March 5 526-7155/7661 Child and Family Assistance Center Evans fourth floor Soldier and Family Care Center, Evans March 5 503-7070 Audiology Evans first floor east Evans second floor center March 22 524-6399 Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Eye Clinic Evans first floor center Evans second floor center March 22 526-7450 General Surgery Evans West Trailer 7530, (near hospital west entrance) Evans second floor west March 28 524-4166 Pain Clinic Evans West Trailer 7530 Evans second floor east March 28 526-5033 Urology Evans West Trailer 7530 Evans second floor center March 29 526-7115 Neurology WRC Trailer 7489, (near Robinson Clinic) Evans first floor east April 9 526-5680 Disease Management SFCC second floor Evans first floor east April 9 526-7022 Warrior Family Medicine Clinic Trailer 2353, (Magrath Ave. and Titus Blvd.) Evans second floor east May 1 526-9277 How Much Are PUBLIC & DEALER You Leaving AUTO AUCTION On The Table? 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month Are Your Taxes 905 Santa Fe Ave., Fountain, CO – 11:00 am 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month Done Right? 2751 N. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, CO – 11:00 am 200-300 units to choose from every auction. Cars, Pickups, SUVs, RVs, Bank Repos, etc… Consignments are welcome! Pyramid Motors Auctions Co. (Pueblo) 719-547-3585 (Fountain) 719-382-5151 Go to Pyramidautoauction.com MILITARY ID CARD HOLDERS RECEIVE Your Taxlady $ 35 OFF 401 Windchime Place TAX SERVICE (corner of Woodmen and Rockrimmon) *Valid until Feb. 29, 2012 719-548-4924 SHIN SA DONG KOREAN RESTAURANT We have delicious foods with the best prices! We always have 8 or more side dishes that come with every food for FREE! 10% Military Discount* We make tasty foods such as: The Transcript can publish your NOTICES OF GUARDIANSHIP AND ADOPTIONS3845 E. Pikes Peak Ave. NOTICES TO CREDITORS 638-2695 NAME CHANGES For more info call 634-1048 Reservations: 720-878-1695
    • March 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 27Hoops championship under way Story and photo by Walt Johnson Mountaineer staff The 2012 Fort Carson basketball championshipstipped off Monday at Waller Physical Fitness Center. This year’s tournament will feature 22 of the bestintramural basketball teams on post vying to see whowill succeed two-time champions Old-School. The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare andRecreation Sports Office tournament will conclude aproductive year that saw many teams put themselves ina position to claim this year’s intramural title, accordingto Kareem Brathwaite, intramural sports director. Brathwaite said this is the first time in three yearsthat the tournament field is so wide open that anyonecould eventually wind up as the post champions. He saidthe one thing the regular season showed was the post hassome good teams, but none as dominant as Old Schoolhas been the previous two seasons when it romped theopposition winning back-to-back championships. “We have 22 teams in this year’s tournament which wethink is going to be one of the better tournaments we’ve hadhere in a few years. The caliber of play has been extremelygood this year and we think playing in this (single elimination)format will make play even better because teams know(they) have to win or go home,” Braithwaite said. Intramural Elite is the only team to finish the regularseason undefeated. They enter the tournament as thefavorite to win the title, but are not the prohibitive favoriteOld School has been the past two years. Braithwaite saidleague play showed that if a team plays with one keyingredient, as most have this year, there will be a largebattle to see who will hold up the championship trophy.The championship game is scheduled at the SpecialEvents Center Thursday at 6 p.m. “We think coming into this year’s tournament it is goingto be anybody’s to win. We have a lot of teams that simplyneed to understand that they need to play the same way theyplayed during the year when they played smart, intelligent Chris Gadson, 24, Medical Department Activity, fires a jump shot over 60th Ordnance Company, 68thbasketball. Whoever does that the best will end up the Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, players during action Monday atintramural champion, in my opinion,” Braithwaite said. Waller Physical Fitness Center.Mountaineer Sports Feature Getting back A base runner for the Batters Box Blue team dives back to first base ahead of the tag from Nike Team Evolution’s first baseman during action Saturday at the Mountain Post Sports Complex. The Nike Team Evolution players consisted of members of the Mountain Post. The post hosted the Diamond Debut Baseball Triple Crown tournament Saturday and Sunday. Photo by Walt Johnson
    • 28 MOUNTAINEER — March 16, 2012On the BenchDFMWRsponsorsSt. Patty’sDay run By Walt Johnson Mountaineer staff The Directorate of Family and Morale,Welfare and Recreation staff holds aSt. Patrick’s Day run Friday. The 3.14-mile run is scheduled to beginat 4 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Runners canregister at Garcia Physical Fitness CenterFriday from 1:30-3:30 p.m., or at the eventwith cash or check only. Checks shouldbe made payable to DFMWR. Registration forms can be picked up atany of the post fitness centers or downloadedfrom the DFMWR website at Photo by Walt Johnsonhttp://www.mwrfortcarson.com. Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club kicks I’ll take that DiTenaare Brown, 230th Finance Battalion, grabs a rebound over 759th Military Police Battalion’s Devon Collins, 30,off the spring season with two April events. and Richard Phillips, 9, during intramural play Monday at Waller Physical Fitness Center. The intramural championship The golf course staff kicks off its game is scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Special Events Center.popular “Club for Kids Day” activityApril 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event isopen to youths 6-16. an opportunity to represent the Army in Sky Sox games during the upcoming Pacific The active-duty post championship is scheduled interservice competition. Coast League season. The Sky Sox first homeApril 14-15. The Army will conduct its trial camp at Joint game is April 13. Fort Carson bowlers will once again have Base San Antonio, Texas, May 7-12. The team Contact Josie Drago at 719-597-1449 or email will be selected to compete jdrago@skysox.com for more information. in the interservice competition The Fort Carson Women’s Golf Association at Joint Base San Antonio will host its annual season opening coffee May 13-19. For more April 3 at 9 a.m. information or to apply, go to The event held at the Cheyenne Shadows https://apps.imcom.army.mil/ Golf Club will serve as the official kickoff event for APPTRACMAIN. the 2012 golfing season, according to association DFMWR will host officials. If the weather permits, nine holes of the first Spartan Military golf will follow the coffee. Women golfers, both Sprint in May. military and civilian, interested in joining the The May 5-6 competition league are encouraged to attend the coffee and will consist of a four-mile get more information about the club. obstacle course built and Civilians wishing to attend the event designed by Fort Carson’s should enter the post through Gate 1 off Special Forces units and Highway 115. A valid driver’s license, current combat engineers, according proof of auto insurance and registration are to Sprint officials. The required to access the post. Contact Judy Jacoby competition is open to anyone at 719-685-1901 or email judyjacoby@comcast.net 14 years and older. Visit for more information. http://www.spartanrace.com April 3 is the application deadline for a to register for the event. Colorado big game hunting license. The Colorado Springs Bull elk tags for many Game Management Sky Sox will hold auditions Units, to include both Fort Carson and the for national anthem singers Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site, can be purchased Saturday. directly from Colorado Parks and Wildlife at The auditions will be 4255 Sinton Road in Colorado Springs or from held at the main stage in any licensing agent, such as some of the larger the Chapel Hills Mall from chain department and sporting goods stores, noon to 4 p.m. According to according to DFMWR officials. Sky Sox officials, they will Other big game limited licenses are available be looking for soloists, only by an annual drawing, according to wildlife duets, trios and quartets officials. A license can also be obtained by to audition to sing the filling out and mailing an application from the Photo by Walt Johnson “Star-Spangled Banner” hunting brochure. Individuals can also apply Block party and “God Bless America.” at http://wildlife.state.co.us/Pages/Home.aspx or A member of the Youth Services Center 12-year-old basketball team The best performers by calling 800-244-5613. blocks a shot from an Air Force Academy opponent during youth basketball will be eligible to sing Visit the DFMWR website at http:// action Saturday at the youth center. either the national anthem mwrfortcarson.com/hunting-fishingfc.php for or “God Bless America” at information specific to hunting on Fort Carson.
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    • 30 MOUNTAINEER — March 16, 2012 Spring break fun, discounts Story and photos by among the 16 rooms that youngsters a bowling special. Play one game at Otis Spunkmeyer cookies. Nel Lampe can play in. The huge sandbox and the regular price ($2 Monday- Patrons in the bowling lanes Mountaineer staff the pirate ship are children’s favorites. Thursday) and get additional games or the bar next to the lanes can An unlimited play visit to for 99 cents. Friday-Sunday, regular order food, which will be delivered Mr. Biggs Family Fun Center Little Bigg Town is $5, and it’s open price for the first game is $2.99. to them. has been a place for indoor fun and 3-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Friday, Shoe rental is $3. There’s also Chez Biggs stand games for the past seven years — Little Big Town is open 3-11 p.m., The bowling lanes are open near Little Bigg Town that serves especially during inclement weather. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 11 Monday-Thursday, 3-9 p.m.; Friday drinks and snacks. Mr. Biggs opened during local p.m. and Sunday, 1-8 p.m. 3 p.m. to midnight, Saturday 10 a.m. Birthday parties are popular at schools’ spring break in 2005 and There are 80 arcade games in to midnight and Sunday, 1-9 p.m. Mr. Biggs. Party tables can be set it’s been the go-to place ever since. Mr. Biggs to include crowd There’s a big menu at Mr. up all around the facility, in a party More than 425,000 people pass favorites: Deal or No Deal and three Biggs — excellent pizza, pastas, room or in Little Bigg Town. Theme through the doors each year. Dance Dance Revolution games. chicken tenders, green chili burrito, parties, such as a Dinosaur Party, But soon, Mr. Biggs is closing. There’s basketball, skeeball, giant salads, burgers, chicken sandwiches, Hawaiian Beach Party, circus party, There’s still time to visit — it closes stacker (win an Xbox 360), super sliders, wraps and appetizers. A princess party, super hero party, April 29. bikes and shooting games. whole pizza is $12.99-$16.99. pirate party or bowling party can be In the meantime, take advantage Mr. Biggs’ attractions include There’s a half-pound Bigg Badd scheduled. There’s a $20 discount on of special pricing. An all-day pass Nightrider Speedway, which Burger with extras piled on and party packages booked by April 29 will be sold for the price of a has an indoor track with electric several regular burger choices. and Mr. Biggs will throw in a free two-hour pass — $17.95, from now go-karts. Other attractions Sliders are about $6. pizza and a free one-day pass for until the facility closes. The price for include bumper cars, Battle Tech: There’s also a Bigg Kids another day for the birthday boy the two-hour pass for military with Firestorm pod (virtual reality menu, with macaroni and cheese, or girl. Call 955-7220 to make identification is $12.95, according to combat) and black-light golf. quesadillas, burgers, chicken arrangements. The website is Jim Fenlason, CEO of Mr. Biggs. There are height requirements tenders, grilled cheese sandwiches, http://www.Mr.Biggsffc.com. There are some winter deals for children; 56 inches to ride hot dogs, pizzas or spaghetti and During local schools’ spring that include food and $10 of arcade alone in go-karts; 48 inches for meatballs for $4.99, which includes break, March 26-30, Mr. Biggs games for $9.95 or food and two bumper cars. Children 3 and older 15 free tokens and a cookie. will be open Monday-Thursday from hours of attractions for $19.95. A can ride in go-karts as a passenger. Soft drinks and iced tea are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday food and all-day pass for attractions Sixteen state-of-the-art bowling $1.99 each. hours are 10 a.m. to midnight and is $21.95 and an all-day pass for lanes are available, and the lanes Desserts include ice cream Sunday hours are 1-8 p.m. attractions and $10 arcade is $27.95. have a separate entrance. There’s sundaes, sandwiches or shakes, or Mr. Biggs will be selling Food options for souvenir bowling pins these winter deals include at the front desk. The a choice of pizza slices, pins will have the Mr. salad, cheeseburger, Biggs logo and will hot dog, macaroni and sell for about $10. cheese or a wrap. Arcade games As Mr. Biggs is in and go-karts will be a former warehouse, there’s sold when Mr. Biggs lots of space for attractions, closes. An auction is arcade games, a dining set for May 6. room, birthday parties, Take Interstate 25 bowling lanes and a play north to the Rockrimmon area for younger children exit, 147, heading west. called Little Bigg Town. Take Mark Dabling Little Bigg Town Boulevard north a few engages the imagination blocks to Mr. Biggs of the under 10 age group Family Fun Center at as they play grown up in 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd. shops or other play areas. Mr. Biggs is on the There’s a jump house, right-hand side, in a pet shop, library, school, commercial area. The beauty shop, fire house, exterior of the warehouse fast food store, gigantic is colorful — yellow, sand pile and a pirate ship purple, red and turquoise. Holland Ewin chooses a costume in the dress-up room at Little Bigg Town, part of Mr. Biggs.
    • March 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 31Buy a card loaded with attractions or arcade points and use itthroughout Mr. Biggs. Chez Biggs is a snack stand near Little Bigg Town, serving snacks and soft drinks. Just the Facts • TRAVEL TIME — 30 minutes • FOR AGES — anyone • TYPE — family fun center • FUN FACTOR — ★★★★★ (Out of 5 stars) • WALLET DAMAGE — $$$$ OR MORE $ = Less than $20 $$ = $21 to $40 $$$ = $41 to $60 $$$$ = $61 to $80 (BASED ON A FAMILY OF FOUR)There’s a line to play Deal orNo Deal, one of the favoritearcade games in Mr. Biggs. The electric go-karts are the most popular attraction in Mr. Biggs. Note the line of waiting riders. Places to see in the Pikes Peak area.
    • 32 MOUNTAINEER — March 16, 2012 GET Center is at 30 West Dale St.; call 634-5581 special exhibit ticket entitles holders to the Out for more information. exhibit, an audio guide and general admission to the museum.The Denver Art Museum St. Patrick’s Day Parade — starts at noon Saturday is in downtown Denver. Parking is at the in downtown Colorado Springs. More than nearby parking garage. The website is 100 bands, floats and leprechauns march in http://www.denverartmuseum.org. the parade along Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs, beginning at Acacia Park. The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource CenterPikes Peak Center — Upcoming events at parade is free. There’s a bike ride at 8:30 a.m., has a new dinosaur on display. The original the theater are: a five-kilometer run at 10 a.m., and an 11 a.m. Apatosaurus was discovered in 1901, and • National Dance Company of Ireland Leprechaun fun run. Sign up for the races at was recently restored, molded and cast at the presents “Rhythm of the Dance,” March 24, Runner’s Roost, 121 N. Tejon St.; call 632-2633. resource center and remounted in a more modern at 8 p.m. Or head downtown for the noon parade. pose based on recent science. The skeleton is • “Experience Hendrix Tribute Tour” on display at 201 S. Fairview St. in Woodland is March 30 at 8 p.m. “Grass it up St. Patrick’s Day Concert” is Park. Regular admission is $11.50 for adults • “Rain — A Tribute to the Beatles” is presented by Stargazers Theatre & Event and children 5-12 are charged $7.50. The center March 31 at 7:30 p.m. Center Saturday at 7 p.m.; general admission is is open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. • “Stuart Little,” an Imagination $10. The Grass It Up band plays traditional Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebration production, is in the Pikes Peak American music, including bluegrass, ragtime, Center April 23. Lobby activities are at 6 p.m.; rock and country. Call 476-2200 for ticket Lake Pueblo State Park has started its summer the show starts at 7 p.m. information. The theater is at 10 S. Parkside Drive. boating hours. Boat ramps are open daily from For tickets to any of these events, call 530- 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. All boats must be inspected SHOW or visit the box office at 190 S. Cascade Ave. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center presents for aquatic nuisance species prior to entering the “Of Mice and Men” until April 1. Performances water. One of 42 state parks, Lake Pueblo StateWorld Arena has these performances scheduled: are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Park has campsites and fishing, in addition to • “The Thorn,” a dramatic portrayal of Saturday-Sunday at 2 p.m. at 30 W. Dale St. boating. To reach the park, take Interstate 25 the passion of Christ, is in the World Arena for south toward Pueblo, taking Highway 50 west to four performances March 30-April 1. The Money Museum holds a free-admission day Pueblo Boulevard, go south on Pueblo Boulevard • “Disney on Ice — 100 Years of Magic” Saturday. Exhibits include how U.S. money has to Thatcher Avenue then follow it to the park. will be in the World Arena for seven changed over the years and a display about the There’s a daily use fee of $7 for the park, performances April 5-8, including several role money played during the Civil War. There’s or a Colorado State Park annual pass. daytime performances. Contact the World a mint-type display every half hour, from noon Arena box office at 576-2626 or visit to 4 p.m. The museum is at 818 N. Cascade “A Breath of Spring” is presented by the http://www.worldarena-tickets.org. Ave., and opens at 10:30 a.m.; call 634-2646. Colorado Springs Chorale March 24 at 8 p.m., the concert is in Shove Chapel on theAcademy Concerts present — Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Colorado College campus, 1010 N. Nevada • “Shrek the Musical,” April 13-14. For Parkway, presents “Yves Saint Laurent: Ave. Admission is free, but donations are tickets and information, call the box office, The Retrospective” in the museum March accepted. For information call 634-3737. 333-4497, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 25-July 8, the only time the exhibition will be Performances are open to the public. in the U.S. A selection of 200 haute couture A “Rachmaninoff ” concert is in the Pikes outfits, along with photographs and drawings Peak Center April 14 at 8 p.m. and April 15The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center offers will be in the exhibit. Tickets for the Yves at 2:30 p.m. presented by the Colorado free general admission on the third Tuesday of Saint Laurent exhibit cost $22 for nonmember Springs Philharmonic conducted by Josep each month. The next public free day is Tuesday, adults, $18 for students and youths 6-18 are Caballe-Domenech. Call 520-SHOW for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free guided tours are at $12. 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    • 38 MOUNTAINEER — March 16, 2012 LEGAL MERCHANDISE TOUR OF OPEN HOMES NORTHEAST ATTORNEY SERVICES MERCHANDISE WANTED Moving Boxes wanted. We will pick up. Classifieds Call 719-282-8525 BILLIARDS Antique Billiard Museum Two great Billiard Rooms. Best equipment, pricing and pro shop. 3628 Citadel Dr N Colorado Springs, Over 68 playing pool tables including regulation, snooker billiards MERCHANDISE CO 80909 / 719-597-9809 or and diamond bar tables, 50 cents. Diamond Billiards 3780 E Boulder St Colorado 6005 Whiskey River 80923. Sat/Sunday TICKETMART 17-18 Mar, 12-3pm. 5 Bdrm/4Bth over Springs CO 80909 / 719-596-9516 4000 sq ft. Great home for the whole CONCERTS-SPORTS-THEATRE family. Come view this home, you will NFL-NBA-NHL-NCAA-MLB-PGA not be disappointed! Call Prince w/ CARIBBEAN WWW.DENVERTICKET.COM (303)-420-5000 or (800) 500-8955 RE/MAX Properties at 719-963-4710 Caribbean Blend Bldg 2355 Caribbean/American Cuisine featuring Jerk Chicken, Oxtails, Rice Fort Carson, CO and Peas, fried Plantains, Beef Patties, Burgers, Dogs, and Wings, 80913 all at a affordable price. Take out, Dine-in, and delivery available PETS Rentals 719-284-0440 on Fort Carson only Monday-Saturday 10-6pm. Pool tables, darts, (Beside Waller Gym) plasma tv’s, video games, reggae music and Free WiFi available. DOGS Maltese Puppies 2 males, GERMAN 1 female, all shots, ready now. Call 719-362-9831 Schnitzel Fritz *Bringing the BEST of Germany to COLORADO* Authentic 4037 Tutt Blvd., Colorado Springs German Food. All NATURAL & FRESH Wiener-, Jaeger-, Rahm-, TEL. 719-573-2000 Zugeuner-, Holsteiner-, or Zwiebelschnitzel. Bratwurst, Knackwurst, Mon-Sat 10am-7pm Weisswurst, Sauerkraut, Red Cabbage, Spaetzle, Fried Potatoes. Real Estate www.schnitzelfritz.com Potato-, Cucumber-, Tomato- or Bean Salads. Enjoy our Daily (1 block South of Sky Sox Stadium) “Stammessem” (Specials) Sauerbraten, Gulasch, and more... INDIAN LEGAL NOTICES India Palace NOTICE OF TERMINATION 5644 N. Academy Authentic traditional Indian curries • vegetarian • clay oven dishes OF RECEIVERSHIP (Southwest corner of Vickers & Academy) • stuffed bread made to order • mild, medium hot & super hot. United Western Bank, Plaintiff, 719-535-9196 All you can eat lunch buffet $7.95 with free soft drink* Sun Haven Holdings, LLC, Defendant. Open 7 days a week Cordes & Company appointed as 11am - 2:30pm lunch; 20% off the menu* Receiver in District Court, Pueblo 5pm - 9:30 dinner *When you show your military ID excluding alcoholic beverages County, Colorado, Case No. 09CV851, APARTMENTS will apply to such Court to terminate the Receivership as of March 27, 2012. All invoices or other claims for payment CENTRAL IRISH / AMERICAN relating to the Receivership period (August 27, 2009 to the present) must be submitted to the Receiver by March 2BR near Platte and Institute. No pets. 27, 2012. Thereafter, the Receiver shall Private off street parking. $575/mo. Jack Quinn’s Owned by 4 USAFA Grads! Serving traditional Irish & disburse all property of the Receivership Owner-719-630-3392. 21 South Tejon American cuisine for lunch & dinner. Happy Hour Daily 3-6pm. estate as directed by the Court and shall 385-0766 Thursday military appreciation night 15% off food 6-10pm, excluding apply to the District Court for discharge. www.jackquinnspub.com private events and 1 discount/ID. Voted Best Irish Bar 2011 by locals. Date: March 7, 2012. 317 sqft Storage High ceilings, security cameras, Rec. Cordes & Company, Receiver mail, businesses ok. 719-465-1096. 5299 DTC Boulevard, Suite 815 Denver, CO 80237 KOREAN BBQ MANITOU Jin Go Gae Best Korean BBQ in town. $6.99 lunch special Mon-Sat 11am-3pm. BUSINESS Manitou 1bed PLUS! $6.99 Bulgogi Special all day. Nice clean apt has 2 8’x11’bonus 1825 Peterson Rd rooms wood floors fresh paint. Colorado Springs, CO 80915 10% off dinner with Military ID. FUNDS AVAILABLE All real estate advertising in this PP/GoG views. $595mo.719-636-0004 719-574-2060 On the corner of Peterson and Palmer Park. Just 5 minutes from Peterson AFB. Up to $100K cash available for short newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair term opportunities with extraordinary Housing Act of 1968, which makes it SOUTHEAST return. All replies strictly confidential. illegal to advertise any preference, MEXICAN 719-660-5999 limitationordiscriminationbasedonrace, Fountain Springs Apartments color, religion or national origin, or an Huge 1-2-3 BR starting at just $705! We have 4 locations for your convenience: Taco Nights: BUSINESS WANTED Full size washer/ dryer included, 24-hr • North Academy near I-25 719-599-0155 • Tuesday Taco Nights – get 3 Regular tacos for 99¢ intention to make such preference, fitness center, swimming pool, gated • North Academy & Austin Bluffs 719-264-1013 or 3 Classic tacos for $1.99 limitation or discrimination. The community & more. Call BUSINESSES WANTED. Retired CEO • Powers & Palmer Park 719-573-0418 • Thursday Taco Nights – get 3 chicken soft tacos for $2.09 with broad turnaround experience inter- Mountaineer shall not accept any 719-591-4600 • South Academy & Astrozon 719-391-5860 ested in acquiring troubled companies advertisement for real estate which is in 10% MILITARY DISCOUNT Military discount cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, taco night specials or esta hour. with revenue of $2M-$10M/yr. Call violation of the law. Our readers are on full price menu items 719-660-5999. hereby informed that all dwellings HOMES FOR RENT advertised in this newspaper are POPCORN MERCHANDISE available on an equal opportunity basis. CENTRAL Kettle Chefs Trailer Stop by and enjoy our popcorn sample buffet! Fall in love with our Kettle Corn, Cheddar-Rif c, Caramel-icious, and special avors. APPLIANCES COMMERCIAL 317 sqft Storage In front of Fort Carson PX High ceilings, security cameras, Rec. Then select your favorites in our money saving re- llable Teasers and mail, businesses ok. 719-465-1096. 719-347-1892 Pleasers” Popped Fresh, Stays Fresh” containers! We will even craft www.kettlechefs.com GOOD PRODUCTS FOR LEASE WAREHOUSE a custom blend just for you! Mention this add and receive a free Kettle GOOD PRICES BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOME IN A Corn or Cheddar-Rif c teaser with any Pleaser purchase! GATED COMM - 2 MASTER BED- GOOD PEOPLE 317 - 634 sqft Avail ROOMS ALONG WITH 2 MASTER Great for small businesses or toy shop. BATHROOMS, LOFT, GAS FIRE- THAI DUPREE USED APPLIANCES Gated, security cameras, For 38 Years!!! PLACE, NOT PET FRIENDLY 2366 Central location. 719-465-1096. Wood Ave $1475/1375 HALEY RE- Visit us for a savings certificate at ALTY 634-3785 Thai Satay Great Thai Restaurant! www.dupreeappliance.com 821 Cheyenne Meadows Rd. Colorado Springs, CO 80906 We offer Free delivery (within limit area-minimum order of $15) 10% Discount to Military Call us at 442-2233 LAND Central Located - BEAUTIFUL FENCED BACK YARD, WORKSHOP, 719-540-8288 Quality, reconditioned stoves, LARGE FAMILY ROOMS, BASE- refrigerators, washers & dryers. MENT, NOTE PET FRIENDLY, 2 LAND FOR SALE CAR GARAGE 1418 Baylor Dr To advertise in Cork ‘n Fork please call 719-329-5236 *Up to 2 year warranty 50 acres w well 25 mi from Salida. Pan- $1025/925 634-3785 HALEY REALTY Rates are $35 per week with a 13 time commitment. *Whirlpool - GE - Kenmore oramic Sangre de Cristo views. Adj to paved cty rd. $99K 719-275-3940 *Visa, MC, checks welcomed CENTRAL-Near schools. 2 BR, 1 BA *Professional Delivery Team 4PLX. kitchen/bath. 1 level,R-30 insul. Choose from over 150 appliances at Storm windows, W/D hookups in pan- our clean, spacious showroom. RANCHES/FARMS try. Inclds ,RF,DS,ceiling fans. $610/400dep. HALEY REALTY 2200 East Platte Ave. 5 acres san luis valley 634-3785 close to river secluded 5k or best reasonable offer 719-434-8084 Cozy Cottage Centrally Located - OAK COMPUTERS Great Audience, CABINETS, WASHER DRYER HOOK UPS, CLOSE TO SHOPPING AND Dell XPS M1730 Laptop RESIDENTIAL FOR SALE SCHOOLS, NOT PET FRIENDLY Good condition, works great, 3 yrs old. 1212 ½ McArthur $550/400 HALEY $400 cash. 244-2504 REALTY 634-3785 CALHAN/RAMAH Great Value, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT Cozy Cottage Centrally Located -NEWLY REMODELED BATH- Hitachi 50” projection large screen TV. 3 Bd home w/New roof, w/11 Stall ROOM, FENCED YARD, CLOSE TO Excellent condition. Wood grain cabi- Barn, tackroom, arena, 38+acre, garage, DOWNTOWN WITH SHOPS AND net, remote. $250 obo. 719-528-6802 hay barn. off hwy24. 719-347-2232 RESTAURANTS. 1709 ½ N Royer $510/425 HALEY REALTY Great Results 634-3785 FIREARMS FALCON 357 Magnum EAST House, garage, Shed, 40 Acres Ruger SP101 357 magnum, great cond, $154,000 $485, Steven, 719-244-1674 3918 Kings Island Pt #202 $975 VA $0 Down $0 Close 4% Interest Colorado Power Classifieds 2Bd 2Ba 1CG+1CP 1084SqFt Well, Fence, Horses / Small Business Condo w/ Amenities, No Pets HOME FURNISHINGS Ok. Views, Fireplace, New Appliances, Total Remodel, Excellent Condition. RE/MAX Properties 590-4735 Jim 719-475-0517 hm/wk German brand name china, dinner serv- FOUNTAIN Call (719) 329-5236 for Details ice and coffee service for 12. 92 pieces. w org bill. $550 obo 574-3985 SOUTHWEST 10570 County Park Pt $1100 German Solid Oak cabinet, great as FSBO, veteran owned 6b/3ba/2car, 3bd 3ba 1507sqft entertainment center 74”hx57”wx20”d D-20, Views, 2 decks, fenced yd. Pet Friendly - Avail. 06/12 $750obo. org. price $1,900 574-3985 $167K. 6510 E. Wicklow Cir. 590-1799 www.AllCountyCS.com 719-445-7172
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    • 40 MOUNTAINEER — March 16, 2012 TM SUBARU SuperStore #1 LARGEST SUBARU DEALER IN AMERICA! BASED ON 2011 NATIONAL DEALER RANKING Introducing the all new 2012 SUBARU IMPREZA NEW 2012 SUBARU IMPREZA SEDAN 2.0i MSRP $ 18,314 $159/MONTH $1,000 DUE $159/MONTH PLUS TAX, 42 MONTH CLOSED END LEASE, 10,000 MILES PER YEAR. $1000 DUE AT SIGNING PLUS FIRST MONTH PAYMENT AND TAXES. NO SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED. WAC. MODEL CODE CJA-01 STOCK# 121061 36MPG Impreza 2.0i CVT models. Comparison based upon highway fuel economy for all 2012 AWD vehicles. Actual mileage may vary. An IIHS Top Safety Pick for five years running The most fuel efficient all-wheel drive car in America MODEL CODE CFA-21 MODEL CODE CAA-01 STOCK# 121302 STOCK# 121196 NEW 2012 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5x MSRP $22,270 NEW 2012 SUBARU LEGACY 2.5i MSRP $20,745 $189/MONTH $159/MONTH $1,000 DUE $219/MONTH PLUS TAX, 42 MONTH CLOSED END $1,000 DUE $159/MONTH PLUS TAX, 36 MONTH CLOSED END LEASE, 10,000 MILES PER YEAR. $1000 DUE AT SIGNING PLUS FIRST LEASE, 10,000 MILES PER YEAR. $1000 DUE AT SIGNING PLUS FIRST MONTH PAYMENT AND TAXES. NO SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED. WAC. MONTH PAYMENT AND TAXES. NO SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED. WAC. Family Owned and Operated for Over 41 years. Committed to the Community we serve. 1080 MOTOR CITY DRIVE CHECK OUT OUR HUGE 475-1920 Facebook.com/ heubergermotors SELECTION Twitter.com/ OF CERTIFIED B E S T B U Y S U B A R U. C O M heubergermotors PRE-OWNED SUBARUS Love Spring runs until/expires on April 2.