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  • 1. Vol. 70 No. 18 May 4, 2012 Word of the month: SacrificeArmy,communityleaders signcovenantStory and photo by Pfc. Andrew Ingram 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office Army and community leadersreaffirmed the relationship between theFort Carson and Front Range commu-nities during the signing of the ArmyCommunity Covenant at the ColoradoSprings City Hall Wednesday. During the ceremony, Secretary ofthe Army John McHugh highlightedthe long-standing relationship oftrust and mutual support that alreadyexists between Fort Carson and thesurrounding communities. “Really, this is a reaffirmation ofa partnership and friendship that hasbeen going on for many years,” Secretary of the Army John McHugh signs the Army Community Covenant, representing the relationship between the Soldiers ofMcHugh said. “In 1942, the taxpayers Fort Carson and the people of Colorado Springs during a ceremony at the Colorado Springs City Hall Wednesday.of this great community decided toget together and pool their recourses, buy some said. “That is what makes the partnership with Fort McLaughlin signed the document on behalf of theland and give it to the Army. That place is now Carson particularly special.” Soldiers and Families of Fort Carson.known as Fort Carson. McHugh, joined by Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, Mayor of Colorado Springs Steve Bach, Civilian “There has been a partnership for every one of 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson commanding See Covenant on Page 6those 70 years that has thrived and prospered,” he general, and Garrison Commander Col. Robert F.Vice chief of staff visits post By Staff Sgt. Craig Cantrell specific to the post. “My goal was to see how the Family members,” Austin said. 4th Infantry Division Austin, the 33rd vice chief of staff Department of the Army might help The VCSA began a fast-paced tour Public Affairs Office of the Army, toured the “Home of the to further the great efforts already across the post, meeting with Col. 4th Infantry Division” before attending under way here at Fort Carson, and at John McGrath, commander, Medical Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III visited Fort the opening ceremony of the 2012 other installations Armywide, in order to Department Activity, and hospital staff atCarson Monday to engage commanders, Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic ensure we are doing all that we possiblySoldiers and leaders, and discuss topics See VCSA on Page 4 Training Center in Colorado Springs. can to best support our Soldiers and Message board INSIDE The Fort Carson Commissary closes at 6 p.m. Sunday. No commissary services will be available at Fort Carson Monday and Tuesday as the store staff prepares for the grand opening of the new commissary Wednesday at 10 a.m. See Page 3 for more. Page 11 Page 13 Pages 22-23
  • 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — May 4, 2012 MOUNTAINEERCommanding General: ICE comments Mayor welcomes Maj. Gen. Joseph AndersonGarrison Commander: Col. Robert F. McLaughlinFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: laud tax center Commentary by Jean Chambers From January-April, the tax center received home Dee McNutt Plans, Analysis and Integration Office 1,440 comments, an unprecedented amountChief, Print and Web Communications: Rick Emert The Fort Carson Tax Center recently closed out another highly successful for the installation in a four-month period, with a 99-percent satisfaction rate. Bidwill attributes the high rate of SoldiersEditor: Devin Fisher season serving the Fort Carson community, customer satisfaction to his top-notch staff By Steve BachStaff writer: Andrea Sutherland and the Interactive Customer Evaluation of assigned garrison Soldiers ranging Mayor, City ofHappenings: Nel Lampe can prove its customers’ satisfaction. from scouts to infantrymen to engineers. Colorado SpringsSports writer: Walt Johnson Returning a total of $9,156,822 in “Taxes are scary (for taxpayers). federal taxes and nearly $1 million in state Although we can’t control how much Dear members ofLayout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall taxes to the active-duty servicemembers, money customers will get back, we can “Warhorse” Brigade: retirees and Family members make them feel comfortable Welcome home. This commercial enterprise newspaper is it served, taxpayers are by helping them understand This letter serves toan authorized publication for members of the decidedly satisfied with the why returns were the way thank you all for yourDepartment of Defense. Contents of the service to this country.Mountaineer are not necessarily the official services they received at they were,” Bidwill said. “Noview of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or the tax center this year. matter how bad the return Your commitment tothe Department of the Army. Printed circulation According to tax center is, my Soldiers help them duty is very muchis 12,000 copies. lead, Capt. Connor Bidwill, understand what’s going on.” appreciated and you The editorial content of the the tax team was able to Given this customer- should be commendedMountaineer is the responsibility of the Public for all that youAffairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119, save taxpayers $672,647 focused attitude, it is easy toTel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address is in tax preparation services see why so many customers have by offering service at no provided positive feedback Colorado Springs The Mountaineer is posted on the charge to its customers, Scanning this quick response to the program. has a long-standingInternet at compared to commercial code with a smartphone The tax center will be friendship with the The Mountaineer is an unofficial military and thispublication authorized by AR 360-1. The tax preparation services. connects Fort Carson cus- staffed through the summerMountaineer is printed by Colorado Springs That’s a lot of dollars. tomers to the Interactive and into the next tax season, community ralliesMilitary Newspaper Group, a private firm in Spending between 20 Custer Evaluation website. preparing amendments and around the men andno way connected with the Department of the minutes to more than an hour past returns. The location will women in uniform.Army, under exclusive written contract with with each customer between January be the same — Barkeley Avenue, building This city is proud ofFort Carson. It is published 49 times per year. the accomplishments The appearance of advertising in this and mid-April, the tax center staff of 16 1358 — and additional signage is beingpublication, including inserts or supplements, Soldiers and two civilian employees created to help customers find the location. of the 2nd Brigadedoes not constitute endorsement by the processed 3,193 federal returns and 2,568 For more information or to make a Combat Team, (4thDepartment of the Army or Colorado Springs state returns this season as of April 17. tax preparation appointment, call Infantry Division).Military Newspaper Group, of the products or This is an average of 250 returns per week. 526-0322. To leave comments for the Welcome homeservices advertised. The printer reserves the to you all.right to reject advertisements. Based on ICE comments, the volume of tax center, or any other service offered Everything advertised in this publication satisfied customers was phenomenally high. on Fort Carson, visit be made available for purchase, use orpatronage without regard to race, color, religion,sex, national origin, age, marital status, physicalhandicap, political affiliation or any othernonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron.If a violation or rejection of this equalopportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed,the printer shall refuse to print advertisingfrom that source until the violation is corrected.For display advertising call 634-5905. All correspondence or queries regardingadvertising and subscriptions should be directedto Colorado Springs Military NewspaperGroup, 31 E. Platte Avenue, Suite 300,Colorado Springs, CO 80903, phone 634-5905. The Mountaineer’s editorial content isedited, prepared and provided by the PublicAffairs Office, building 1430, room 265, FortCarson, CO 80913-5119, phone 526-4144. Releases from outside sources are so I am an American Soldier.indicated. The deadline for submissions to theMountaineer is close of business the week I am a warrior and a member of a team.before the next issue is published. TheMountaineer staff reserves the right to edit I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values.submissions for newspaper style, clarity andtypographical errors. I will always place the mission first. Policies and statements reflected in thenews and editorial columns represent views I will never accept defeat.of the individual writers and under nocircumstances are to be considered those of I will never quit.the Department of the Army. Reproduction of editorial material isauthorized. Please credit accordingly. I will never leave a fallen comrade. I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills. I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself. Classified advertising 329-5236 I am an expert and I am a professional. Display advertising I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of 634-5905 the United States of America in close combat. Mountaineer editor 526-4144 I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life. Post information I am an American Soldier. 526-5811 Post weather hotline 526-0096
  • 3. May 4, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 3Commissary opens Wednesday By Nancy O’Nell grocery departments; an interna- customer traffic.Defense Commissary Agency West Public Affairs Officer tional delicatessen and bakery; sushi to go and rotisserie chicken. “Every department is larger,” said store director Rhonda Quick facts Sustainability and energy- Smith. “With eight more registers • 122,964-square-foot facility Making good on a promise to saving features are priorities for and wider aisles, this store • 58,571-square-feet of sales area • 28 checkout counters (20 regular and 8 self-checkout)deliver a 21st century commissary DeCA, and the store meets helps us provide the high-quality • 21,000 items stockedbenefit to its customers, the Leadership in Energy and service our customers deserve • $60 million projected annual salesDefense Commissary Agency will Environmental Design standards and have earned.” • Energy-saving design featuresopen its newest full-service grocery for silver certification. An Energy Many events are planned to This project used sustainable and energy-saving designstore at Fort Carson Wednesday. Star-rated roofing system, Energy make the opening fun and provide features and meets Leadership in Energy and Environmental The community is invited to Star-rated equipment, natural opportunities for customers to win Design standards for silver certification. Sustainable andattend the 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting lighting in sales areas, LED prizes and save money. Grand energy design features include:ceremony. Doors to the $18.7 lighting on refrigerated-glass- opening promotional prices will 5 Low-maintenance, polished concrete floor in sales areamillion modern facility will door cases and walk-in freezers, begin Wednesday and run through 5 Natural lighting in sales area with automatic lightingopen immediately following. water-saving plumbing fixtures, Memorial Day. Products will be dimmer controls The new store is nearly 50- non-ozone-depleting refrigerants on promotional prices at varying 5 Energy Star-rated roofing system and equipmentpercent larger than the one it’s and native plants used in land- times throughout the period. 5 High-efficiency heating, ventilation and airreplacing, and it has something scaping are some of the many green Commissary vendors will conditioning systemsinside for every type of commis- technologies and features that award commissary gift cards and 5 Enhanced freezer and cooler insulationsary shopper, according to DeCA were designed into the project. other prizes daily through 5 Non-ozone-depleting refrigerantsDirector and CEO Joseph H. Jeu. About 115,000 authorized Memorial Day, with a grand prize, 5 Water-saving plumbing fixtures with automatic flush sensors “In the design phase, we shoppers live within the Fort an automobile, to be awarded on 5 Waterless urinals 5 Automatic exterior lighting controlsconsidered the unique needs of Carson Commissary commuting Memorial Day. 5 Interior motion-sensor lighting controlssingles, Families and retirees area, and the Fort Carson Plans Smith recommends customers 5 Energy-efficient interior lighting fixturesfrom all walks of military life,” Analysis and Integration Office shop often to take advantage of the 5 LED lighting on refrigerated glass door cases andJeu said. “Our customers are predicts the area’s military great prices and vendor giveaways. walk-in freezertelling us they want a variety of population will increase by 6,700 The old Fort Carson 5 Energy-conserving night curtains on open display caseschoices when they shop. This store in the next three years, when Fort Commissary will close at 6 p.m., 5 Refrigeration monitoring and control system fordelivers on that requirement and Carson becomes home to a new Sunday. No commissary services refrigeration, HVAC, lighting and utility meterswill make every shopping trip a combat aviation brigade. will be available at Fort Carson 5 Native plants in landscaping to reduce the need for irrigationpleasant experience.” 5 Adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings made with The bigger commissary, Monday and Tuesday as the compliant low-volatile organic compounds to improve The new commissary features with 28 checkout registers, was commissary staff prepares for overall indoor air qualityextensive produce, meat and built to handle the additional the grand opening. 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. 4 MOUNTAINEER — May 4, 2012Top enlisted leader addresses Soldiers Story and photo by the 14th sergeant major of the Army, Chandler “Our job is to be scouts for the secretary of the Staff Sgt. Craig Cantrell addressed topics ranging from Army forces drawdownArmy and the chief of staff of the Army,” Chandler 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office to regulation changes and the Sexual Harassment/ said. “The past two years, we have been looking at Assault Response and Prevention program. ourselves … and asking ourselves what we need to Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III In his opening remarks, Chandler informed the make changes on in how we train, in our leaderspoke to Fort Carson Soldiers and Family members at crowd that the questions the audience posed would development programs, the Army uniform and ourMcMahon Auditorium Wednesday, as part of a three- go to the Army secretary and chief of staff to help commitment to the American people.”day visit to the “Home of the 4th Infantry Division.” them make informed decisions on future changes Chandler told Soldiers what to expect upon In his first visit to Fort Carson since becoming for the Army. their next re-enlistments, and how the drawdown would affect their career paths. Soldiers of character, commitment and com- petence will succeed in today’s Army, he said. “We are not a zero-defect Army … but when you compromise the Army Values, you are really digging yourself into a place you do not want to be,” Chandler said. “Can you recover? Yes, but if you continue to display a pattern of misconduct or unsatisfactory performance, you are at risk.” Chandler then opened the forum for a question-and-answer session, where attendees asked questions on topics such as the Army’s Noncommissioned Officer Education System, Physical Readiness Training, Army Combat Uniform changes, Army SHARP program and changes to Army regulations and policies. “Soldiers of Fort Carson need to see the senior enlisted leader of the Army take time out of his busy schedule to come here and talk to Soldiers,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Tramell Finch, outgoing maintenance sergeant major, logistics, 4th Inf. Div. The meeting concluded with the sergeant major of the Army handing out his personal coin to 31 Fort Carson Soldiers nominated by their units for exceptional performance. “I am going to take the knowledge I gained today back to my unit and share itSgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III addresses Soldiers, civilians and Family members during a town hall with my Soldiers and peers,” said Spc. Jacobmeeting at McMahon Auditorium Wednesday. Chandler discussed topics ranging from Army uniform changes to the Tyler, cavalry scout, 4th Squadron, 10thdrawdown of forces and answered questions from the audience. The visit marked Chandler’s first visit to Fort Carson Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combatsince being appointed the 14th Sergeant Major of the Army. Team, 4th Inf. Div.VCSA disposition, Fort Carson priorities and mission-related programs. Austin received a guided tour of the Ironhorse Fitness Center and Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program.from Page 1 Following the meeting, Austin Resiliency Campus led by Steave “I would like to say thanks to all of visited Soldiers at an arms room at 1st Barness, chief, Recreation Division, you for what you are doing,” said Austin.Evans Army Community Hospital for a Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Directorate of Family and Morale, “If you are a SHARP representative … around-table breakfast at the newly- Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div., Welfare and Recreation. person that is leading in the formations,renovated EACH dining facility. where he held a sensing session with “A great garrison team came together or just supporting the program, let me Austin then traveled to the 4th a unit armorer. to provide this $40 million facility to thank you for what you are doing.”Inf. Div. Headquarters building where “It was great to be at Fort Carson the Soldiers and Families of Fort Austin handed out VCSA coins tohe spoke one-on-one with Maj. Gen. today and to spend some time with our Carson to enjoy,” Barness told Austin Soldiers who attended the luncheonJoseph Anderson, commanding leaders and Soldiers,” said Austin. “I during the walking tour of the campus. before moving on to the divisiongeneral, 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson. was very impressed by the facilities Fort Carson Soldiers then welcomed headquarters where Fort Carson Anderson and his staff updated the I visited, including the resiliency and Austin to the Wolf Dining Facility to commanders assembled in the commandVCSA on the post mission, troop behavioral health centers.” eat lunch and discuss the Army Sexual conference room to discuss topics ranging from behavioral health to the Army Education System. “It was great to be “The overall impression from the junior enlisted Soldiers that attended at Fort Carson the discussion is that the senior leadership cares and is genuinely con- today and to cerned about the prevention of sexual harassment and sexual assault,” said Sgt. 1st Class Vanessa Kennedy, equal spend some time opportunity leader/SHARP adviser, Headquarters and Headquarters with our leaders Battalion, 4th Inf. Div. After spending time with leaders and Soldiers.” and Soldiers at Fort Carson, Austin — Army Vice Chief of Staff participated in the opening ceremony of the 2012 Warrior Games. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III The Warrior Games showcases 200 wounded warriors from the Army, Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, center, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast commanding general, 4th Infantry Guard and U.S. Special Operations Division and Fort Carson, discusses the Command competing in seven post mission, troop disposition, priorities Olympic-style events. and mission-related programs with Vice “These Soldiers demonstrate extra- Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. ordinary courage and determination,” Austin III, left, during his visit Monday. said Austin. “They represent the Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Craig Cantrell and we’re really proud of them.”
  • 5. May 4, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 5Town hall opens window of communication Story and photo by on the community. Samantha B. Koss “It’s really an honor to be able to Special to the Mountaineer work with all of our military instal- lations here,” Clark said. “We appre- Fort Carson leadership and ciate (Fort Carson’s) partnership …the Pikes Peak Area Council of we appreciate the open dialogue andGovernments held a partnership coordination that we have.”town hall April 26 to provide the Clark also serves as chair ofcommunity an opportunity to the PPACG, which helps maintaincommunicate openly with military military-community partnershipleaders. and ensures ongoing regional The group discussed issues coordination and collaboration toaffecting the local area and ideas meet the needs of Fort Carson.of how the Colorado Springs Fort Carson has partnered withcommunity and Fort Carson can PPACG for the last several years,work together to support Soldiers providing the community withand Families while meeting the updates on installation activities,community’s needs. particularly the impacts of growth “We appreciate all of your and ongoing,” said Maj. Gen. Joseph About 2,700 Soldiers andAnderson, commanding general, 4,000 Family members will arrive4th Infantry Division and Fort to Fort Carson next spring with theCarson. “Our goal is to be tied addition of a combat aviationto this community.” brigade. Growth such as this and Anderson provided information Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, provided deployments affect the housingto the Colorado Springs community information to the Colorado Springs community on Fort Carson activities, including growth, industry, schools and other serviceson Fort Carson activities, including deployments and the community’s response to the post’s needs April 26 during the partnership in the community, she said.growth, deployments and the com- town hall meeting at Centennial Hall in downtown Colorado Springs. “We are very supportive of ourmunity’s response to the post’s needs. military here,” Clark said. “And we “Our goal is to be transparent The Pikes Peak region has five has a large military influence. will continue to support our men andto you, responsible to you, accountable major military installations with more Commissioner Sallie Clark, vice women in uniform and those veteransto you (and) to be good stewards and than 40,000 active-duty service- chair, El Paso County Board of who have served our country as well aspartners in this community,” Anderson members. 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  • 6. 6 MOUNTAINEER — May 4, 2012 CovenantMcHugh dines with Army athletes Story and photo by from Page 1 Aide to the Secretary of the Army William Hybl and Colorado Andrea Sutherland Springs City Councilman Scott Mountaineer staff Hente signed the covenant on behalf of the citizens and government of In the cafeteria at the Olympic Colorado Springs.Training Center in Colorado Springs, Fort Carson and ColoradoSecretary of the Army John McHugh Springs leaders signed a covenanttook his seat among the elite group of in 2009. By signing a newSoldier athletes. covenant, Bach, the newly-elected Over lunch, McHugh asked seven mayor, and Anderson reaffirmedSoldiers why they joined the military, the importance of strong tieshow they started competing in their between the two communities.respective sport and how their training in “As we celebrate this partner-the Army’s World Class Athlete Program ship, I am truly humbled by thehas helped their careers. commitment this community “The kind of qualities you have to bring provides on a daily basis to ouras world class athletes — the discipline military men and women,”and work ethic — are the same qualities Anderson said. “The outstandingyou possess as Soldiers,” McHugh said. support here is unequaled by “It’s not something you can switch Secretary of the Army John McHugh, center, talks with Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers, anywhere else I’ve, sir,” said Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel right, about his exercise regimen, Tuesday. McHugh dined with seven Army athletes “Your continued support isByers, a wrestler with the WCAP pro- at the Olympic Training Center, wishing them luck as they trained for the 2012 essential to our success in fightinggram and competitor in the 2012 Olympic Olympic Games in London. and winning our nation’s wars, andGames in London. we are extremely grateful for Byers earned his spot on the U.S. Olympic Team April 20 A race walker, Nunn qualified for the Olympic team in everything you do,” he the 2012 Olympic Team Trials held in Iowa City, Iowa, in January by winning the 50-kilometer Race Walk in 4 hours, Bach, who settled in Coloradothe Greco-Roman championship series. He placed seventh 4 minutes, 41 seconds. He’ll compete in the event in London. Springs after serving as anin the event at the 2008 Olympic Games. Nunn said that it was an honor to meet McHugh. artilleryman at Fort Carson, said the Wrestlers Sgt. Spenser Mango and Spc. Justin Lester “It was humbling,” he said. covenant is a physical representationalso qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team. “He seemed personable,” said Sgt. 1st Class Keith of the residents of Colorado At lunch, Byers and the other athletes told McHugh Sanderson, WCAP athlete and Team USA Shooting team Springs’ commitment to the Soldiersabout their training schedules and shared stories about their member. “He wanted to know our stories. It’s nice to know and Families of Fort Carson.time in the Army. that someone of his caliber cares. It means a lot.” “On behalf of our city … I just Staff Sgt. John Nunn, a WCAP athlete, told McHugh Sanderson qualified in the men’s rapid fire pistol event want to express how much wethe story of when he beat everyone in his unit during their in which he placed fifth in the 2008 Olympic Games. respect all of our military, the U.S.two-mile physical training run. While the other Soldiers As McHugh and the athletes finished their lunch, he Army, the 4th Inf. Div. and all theran, Nunn said he walked, finishing the two miles in less offered his congratulations to the Olympians and wished people who serve and sacrifice sothan 13 minutes. them luck. much for us,” Bach said. “I hope “That’s like driving your Corvette and getting passed by “We’re awful proud of you,” he said. “Just to make the you know that your fellow citizensa little old lady,” said McHugh, laughing. Olympic team, I’d say you are all heroes.” here love you very much.” WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/4THID WWW.TWITTER.COM/@4THINFDIV WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/THE4ID WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/THE4ID WWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/THE4ID
  • 7. May 4, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 7‘Blackjack’ Academy strengthens junior NCOsStory and photo by Staff Sgt. Shaun Delgado Academy in March to prepare junior leaders to Charles Selby, cavalry scout, Headquarters and 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, assume more responsibility. Headquarters Troop, 4th Sqdn., 10th Cav. Reg. “There’s3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division The 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, always a Soldier out there who needs help or guidance.” Blackjack Academy teaches junior noncommissioned Comprised mainly of senior officers and noncom- With more than 300 Soldiers deployed as part of officers basic leadership tasks and standards, as well missioned officers, Soldiers supporting the 3rd BCTthe 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, as the responsibilities and expectations that come SFAT mission in Afghanistan deployed last month,Security Forces Assistance Team mission in with senior leadership positions. leaving junior noncommissioned officers to fill keyAfghanistan, cavalry leaders opened “Blackjack” “Leadership is important in any role,” said Sgt. and essential leadership positions throughout the unit. “I like the fact that they’re not just telling us what they expect out of us, but they are also showing us in the regulations where they’re getting their information from and why they want these things the way they want them,” said Sgt. Michael Arnot, cavalry scout, Troop C. The troop first sergeants conducted the training during the course, which included unit and NCO history, leadership, corrective training and troop leading procedures. Blackjack Academy also addressed the basic skills and foundations of the Corps of the Noncommissioned Officer. Sgt. James Krottner, chemical operations specialist, HHT, said the corrective training and physical readiness training instruction were the most beneficial for him. “There is a lot of gray area of what you can and can’t do to Soldiers based on corrective training nowadays,” he said. “We learned a lot about strength training and also about the physical therapy process for our Soldiers.” Squadron leaders plan to continue the BlackjackJunior noncommissioned officers of 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Academy, developing the curriculum in the future toDivision, take the final “Blackjack” Academy exam in March. Junior NCOs attended the course, learning to fill senior maintain a proficient stock of junior NCOs within theleadership positions as more than 300 of the “Iron” Brigade’s senior officers and NCOs recently deployed in support unit, as they continue to fill the roles of deployedof the Security Force Assistance Team mission in Afghanistan. senior leaders. PLENTY OF BILLS T MONEY, NOT SO MUCH. Y T When your finance need rescuing es escuing, we can help. We ser ve the militar y exclusively, y and we’re committed to offering you a smarter tt way to borrow. for all credit types Stay afloat – apply today! 715 South Academy Blvd. 1850 East Woodmen Rd. 412 Eagleridge Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80910 Colorado Springs, CO 80920 Pueblo, CO 81008 Lending | Saving | Le earning Follow us on 719-597-2311 719-277-0407 719-584-3028 © 2012. All loan applications are confi fidential and subject to our credit policies. No offi U.S. military endorsement is ficial implied. MidCountry Bank is a member FDIC. 12-DL-090-02 r
  • 8. 8 MOUNTAINEER — May 4, 2012SFAT 38 constructs Soldiers hang up beretsoperations center By 2nd Lt. Adam Mancini Sgt. Douglas Hurst, fire support noncom- Mountaineer staff Thirteen Soldiers were 1st STB, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div. Security Force Assistance Team 38, missioned officer, Headquarters and Head- honored for their service • 1st. Lt. Steve Bailey, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, quarters Troop, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, to the nation during a 43rd SB 4th Infantry Division 3rd BCT, assisted Colbert with the project. retirement ceremony • Chief Warrant Officer 3 Easily the team’s biggest member at 6 feet April 25 at the Special Jack Trammell, FORWARD OPERATING BASE 6 inches tall and weighing 300 pounds, the Events Center. 3rd BCT, 4th Inf. Div.ZANGABAD, Afghanistan — Security Forces former football defensive end from the Idaho Soldiers, Family and • 1st. Sgt. Henry Davis,Assistance Team 38 began construction of the State Bengals added brawn and brains to the friends gathered to celebrate 1st Bn., 66th ArmorU.S.-Afghan Combined Tactical Operations building of the TOC. A handyman in his own the closing moments of the Regiment, 1st BCT,Center at Forward Operating Base Zangabad, right, Hurst also worked as a carpenter during Soldiers’ Army careers as 4th Inf. Div.located in the Horn of Panjwai’i, Kandahar college to pay for school. they were presented their • Sgt. 1st Class DonaldProvince, Afghanistan, April 23. “It builds camaraderie among the forces military decorations and Kerns, 4th Squadron, U.S. and Afghan National Army Soldiers, for the future of Afghanistan,” said Hurst. U.S. flags that had been 10th Cavalry Reg.,as well as Afghan National Civil Order Police, “The lack of tools, lumber and other flown over Fort Carson. The 3rd BCT, 4th Inf. Div.will operate the TOC, developing working resources proved to be a difficult challenge, Soldiers’ spouses received • Sgt. 1st Class Paulrelationships between the ANA and ANCOP but the team ultimately prevailed,” he said. certificates of appreciation Coulter, Headquarters andbattalion staffs, and mentoring security force 1st Lt. Jared Moore, HHT, 4th Squadron, and a rose in recognition Headquarters Company,leaders to run their sections more effectively 10th Cavalry Reg., and 2nd Lt. Robert Pedrigi, of their service. 4th BCT, 4th Inf. Div.and efficiently. HHC, 1st Bn., 8th Inf. Reg., designed the Those retiring were: • Sgt. 1st Class Edward Spc. Jason Colbert, combat medic serving operations center, developing the blueprints and • Col. Andrew Kosmowski, McClyment, 4thon the SFAT, Headquarters and Headquarters plans for the two experienced carpenters to work. U.S. Army Medical Engineer Bn.Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, “I gave Moore and Pedrigi an important Department Activity • Staff Sgt. James Seybert,3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry assignment to create a plan for the combined • Lt. Col. Daniel Parker, 759th Military Police Bn.Division, led the construction of the combined TOC, and they exceeded my expectations,” 43rd Sustainment Brigade • Sgt. Sheila Huffman,TOC, erecting three A-frame style wooden said Capt. Brian Murdock, team leader, SFAT • Lt. Col. Cynthia Shue, 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div.easels, a large table and a wall to the front of the 38, and company commander, HHT, 4th Headquarters andtent within the first 48 hours of the project. Sqdn., 10th Cav. Reg. “I think it will allow us Headquarters Battalion, The next Fort Carson “I realize that my day-to-day duties to work (side-by-side) with our counterparts. 4th Infantry Division monthly postencompass a wide range of skillsets to make Once the ANCOP move into the combined • Lt. Col. Kevin retirementthe mission here more successful,” said TOC along with the ANA, it will be very Wesolowski, ceremonyColbert. “When I was younger, I worked beneficial to work with both ANSF partners.” U.S. Army takes placealongside my older brother, Jeff, during the The 3rd BCT Soldiers completed the TOC Garrison May 30 atsummer as a carpenter, and it feels great to in three days. Fort Carson 10 a.m. atuse those skills to help out the team today “Our group is comprised of team players • Maj. David Foundersto build a facility that will benefit both who are willing to step up and complete any Holloway, Field.International Security Assistance Forces and mission I give them, and I am proud to beour Afghan National Security Force partners.” the team leader,” said Murdock.
  • 9. May 4, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 9Miscellaneous Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationSupply class — The Command Evaluation and Dining facility Friday Saturday-Sunday Monday-Thursday Training Team will hold a Unit Supply Operations Stack Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. class May 17 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the education Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. center, building 1117. The class will focus on the Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Supply CSDP checklist and go over supply Wolf Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. procedures and trends. Contact Rene Ayon at 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. 503-0172 or email to Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. register. The target audience is supply sergeants and clerks; supply officers are welcome. Walk-ins Warfighter Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. will be accepted. (Wilderness Road Complex) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Self-Help Weed Control Program — Department of Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Defense regulations require training for people LaRochelle Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. applying pesticides on military installations. Units 10th SFG(A) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. interested in participating in the program must Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. send Soldiers for training on the proper handling, transportation and application of herbicides. Once Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance processes to include turning in excess property, individuals are properly trained by the Directorate of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and reutilizing government property, web-based tools of Public Works base operations contractor, cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone available, special handling of property and Soldiers can be issued the appropriate products numbers and points of contact for services: environmental needs. To schedule an orientation, and equipment so units can treat weeds in rocked • Facility repair/service orders — Fort contact Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo. areas around their unit facilities. Weed control Carson Support Services service order desk can be for receiving/turn in; Mike training sessions for Soldiers are available the first reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergencies Welsh at for reutilization/web and third Monday of the month, May-September, or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, tools; or Rufus Guillory at from 10 a.m. to noon in building 3708. Products damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to noon and equipment will be available for Soldiers on a • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric the second and third Wednesday of each month at hand receipt. Each unit may send up to five people Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. the Joel Hefley Community Center conference room, for training. Call 492-0166 for more information. when needing trash containers, trash 6800 Prussman Ave. The Retirement Services OfficeFinance travel processing — All inbound and is overflowing or emergency service is required. recommends spouses accompany Soldiers to the outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan briefing. Call 526-2840 for more information. Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays member travel, travel advance pay and travel pay for service needs or to report complaints. for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays for inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan personnel being reassigned stateside. The briefings Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information. Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ are held in building 1129, Freedom Performing ArtsFirst Sergeants’ Barracks Program — is located in Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and briefings start at 7:30 building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours of • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — a.m. Soldiers are required to bring Department operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email of the Army Form 5118, signed by their unit office assists Soldiers with room assignments and personnel section, and a pen to complete forms. terminations. For more information call 526-9735. • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary Call 526-4730/4583 for more information.Sergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ Army ROTC Green to Gold briefings — are held Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third Use this number to obtain self-help the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon Tuesday of each month at the Family Connection tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. at the education center, building 1117, room 120. Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC is • Base operations contracting officer Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs open to all active members and those interested in representative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. becoming future SAMC members. The club was or email for questions ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the originally a U.S. Forces Command organization of on snow removal, grounds maintenance and first and third Wednesday of each month. Briefing elite noncommissioned officers but is now an contractor response to service orders. sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier Readiness Armywide program for individuals who have met • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at Building, building 1042, room 244, on a first-come, the criteria and have proven themselves to be 524-0786 or email to first-served basis. Soldiers must be within 120 days outstanding NCOs through a board/leadership request latrines, for service or to report damaged of their expiration term of service, but must attend process. Contact the SAMC president, Staff Sgt. or overturned latrines. the briefing no later than 30 days prior to their ETS Thomas Witt, at 526-5661 for more information. The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — is or start of transition leave. Call 526-2240/8458.Command Evaluation and Training Team — able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays in COMET provides commanders at all levels with a 1430, room 240. During duty hours, Soldiers should building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m. responsive maintenance and supply assessment and call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone number for after Soldiers must be specialist to staff sergeant from any training tool that improves the combat effectiveness, hours, holidays and weekends is 719-358-3275. military occupational specialty, have a general readiness and efficiency of their units’ logistical Questions can also be submitted by email to technical score of at least 107, be a U.S. citizen, score programs. The team identifies supply and mainte- Know your rights. 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test, and nance weaknesses and problems, and provides Legal services — provided at the Soldier Readiness pass a Special Forces physical. Call 524-1461 or individual and unit reinforcement training based on Processing site are for Soldiers undergoing the SRP visit the website at assessments. Results remain confidential for the unit process. The SRP Legal Office will only provide commander only. COMET provides assistance in powers of attorney or notary services to Soldiers Hours of Operation the majority of maintenance and supply management processing through the SRP. Retirees, Family areas with one-on-one training, and by conducting members and Soldiers not in the SRP process can • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from follow-up visits. The team also conducts classes to receive legal assistance and powers of attorney at the 7:30-10:30 a.m. help strengthen supply skills and improve mainte- main legal office located at 1633 Mekong St., • Initial and partial issues — Monday- nance readiness. Contact Tim Howarth at 503-3095 building 6222, next to the Family Readiness Center. Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. or for information. Legal assistance prepares powers of attorney and • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday-Recycle incentive program — The Directorate of performs notary services on a walk-in basis from Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Public Works has an incentive program to prevent 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — recyclable waste from going to the landfill. Fridays, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards • Full turn ins — by appointment only; call for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Carson Briefings 526-3321. Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for • Unit issues and turn ins — Call 526- the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training — 5512/6477 for approval. participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call is held May 15-17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Education Center hours of operation — The 526-5898 for more information about the program. Grant Library. This training is required for all Mountain Post Training and Education Center,Directorate of Public Works services — DPW is Soldiers asked to perform this solemn duty. Per building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort Army Regulation 600-8-1, this duty is limited to • Counselor Support Center — Monday- those in the ranks of sergeant first class to command Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11 sergeant major, chief warrant officer 2-5 and a.m. to 4:30 p.m. BOSS meetings captain and above. No reservations are required to • Army Learning Center — Monday- are held at 10 a.m. attend training. Classes offered on a first-come, Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. the first and third first-served basis. Call Jean Graves at 526-5613/ • Defense Activity for Nontraditional Wednesday of each 5614 for more information. Education Support and Army Personnel month at the Foxhole. Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency Testing — Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and For information, call Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in 12:30-4:30 p.m. 524-BOSS. building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to building 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA 217 and is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • 10. 10 MOUNTAINEER — May 4, 2012Sacrifice deservesultimate respect Story and photos by Sgt. Andrea Merritt brigade was counting on me. I didn’t want to fail.” 7th Public Affairs Detachment Upon arriving in Afghanistan, Acevedo reached out to the mortuary affairs staff at KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan Bagram Air Field for guidance on how— In Hollywood, people in professions to run his shop effectively.that deal with the deceased are often In addition to creating stan-portrayed as creeps in black clothing, dard operating procedures, heoddball loners with morbid senses also formed and trained twoof humor or forensic geniuses teams to aid in recoveringwho help crack the case. and processing remains. For members of the He was also fortunatemortuary affairs team on enough to have anotherForward Operating Base Fenty, mortuary affairs specialistthere is nothing “Hollywood” in his unit, who wasabout their job. It is simply part able to assist with theof their commitment to never workload.leave a fallen comrade. “I work with (the “This job is a way to pay vertical transporta-respect to our fallen heroes, tion and constructionbottom line,” said Staff Sgt. aviation sectionRamon Acevedo, noncommissioned during the day),officer-in-charge of Mortuary scheduling flights,Affairs, 704th Brigade Support and with mortuaryBattalion, 4th Brigade Combat affairs, I am onTeam, 4th Infantry Division. call,” said Spc. “They gave their all for our Sasha Santiago.freedom,” said Acevedo, “and to Previously,help put the Family members at ease, Santiago servedI do my part to get their loved one as an engineer,back to them.” but decided to Spc. Sasha Santiago, mortuary affairs specialist, 704th Brigade For most of his 14-year Army career, change her military Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division,Acevedo worked an administrative job in the occupational specialty helps set up a Fallen Soldier Memorial April 23 in front of theArmy’s personnel field, but he decided five years to mortuary affairs a year ago. Forward Operating Base Fenty Mortuary Affairs Office in the Kunarago to change his occupation to mortuary affairs. “I wanted to do something different. province of Afghanistan. During advanced individual training, Acevedo They offered me other jobs, but nothinglearned the basics of properly handling the remains sounded interesting,” Santiago said. documentation is filled out properly, and Acevedoand personal effects of the fallen, to include the “My perception has changed since taking this ensures the remains are handled properly.process for preparing, preserving and returning job,” Santiago said. “I see a different side. It’s about Although both Acevedo and Santiago are trainedSoldiers to their loved ones. bringing closure to Families and helping out your to deal with certain things they may see, there are He also conducted follow-on training at a civilian battle buddy.” times when the job can be difficult.morgue in Richmond, Va., before going to Dover Air Primarily, the mortuary affairs team on FOB “So far, the hardest one is when I had to goForce Base, Del., to get more training. Fenty processes the remains of U.S. servicemembers, through the pockets and inventory the personal At Dover, the mortuary affairs specialists learned Department of Defense contractors and civilians, effects, and (the fallen Soldier) had pictures of histo follow the remains of one specific servicemember third country nationals and Afghan National Security Family and kids,” Acevedo said.through the entire process, starting with identification Forces personnel. A father of two, Acevedo said the event reallyand ending with the autopsy, Acevedo said. Since the mortuary affairs shop on FOB Fenty is hit home, but also served as affirmation that he Although he has deployed before, Acevedo said a transient station, the team’s primary duty is to chose the right job.this is his first deployment as a mortuary affairs document the condition of the remains, inventory For Acevedo and Santiago, serving in the mortuaryNCO, and admits the thought of running the shop personal effects and to prepare the fallen for transport affairs field is a way for them to help bring closuremade him nervous. to Bagram Air Field. to Families who lose a loved one in combat, and “In (personnel), it was a different type of Santiago is in charge of making sure all also a way to pay respect to the Soldiers who makeenvironment. The struc- the ultimate sacrif iceture was really different,” for their country.Acevedo said. “There “They gave their allwas specific guidance on to defend our way of life,how to do everything, and we respect that,”and then we would file it Acevedo said. “We givethrough an officer. our undivided attention “In (mortuary affairs), to them by making sureI’m on my own. I didn’t everything is done right.think I would be able to do We want to give closureit,” he said. “I was the only to the Families — that isone, and the whole the main goal.” Mortuary Affairs Soldiers from the 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, set up a Fallen Soldier Memorial April 23 in front of their office on Forward Operating Base Fenty, located in the Kunar province of Afghanistan.
  • 11. May 4, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 11Support Soldiers vital to mission Story and photo by with the cavalry unit. they tow the vehicles back to the have all the supplies needed,” said 1st Andrea Sutherland “They earn the spurs and wear the support company’s camp. Lt. Boone Gilbreath, executive officer, Mountaineer staff Stetsons,” he said. “Once they get the vehicles back Company D. “We cook one hot meal In the field, Company D Soldiers here, we can call and get whatever parts a day and push that out to the guys When 2nd Lt. Nicholas McVane respond to a variety of needs from we need,” he said. “Out in the field, we at the front. We get anything theysees the portable toilets near the Tactical troops on the front lines, including like to be proactive, not reactive.” need. We do everything we can toOperations Center on Training Area 40, medical and maintenance needs. While cavalry troops trained in make that happen.”he’s filled with a sense of pride. “We have a combat repair team that nighttime missions, Company D Soldiers Despite the long hours and “grunt” “That’s what logistics is all about,” goes out with the troops,” said 2nd Lt. listened to troop movements on radios, work, Soldiers from Company D say theysaid McVane, assistant supply officer Theodore Villasenor, Company D. ready to respond if needed. In the are proud to support the cavalry unit.for 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry “They’re mechanics on the front line to daytime, as the other Soldiers slept, “We claim 7-10 as our own,”Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, diagnose any problems with vehicles.” Company D fixed weapons, vehicles and Gilbreath said. “If you’re attached to4th Infantry Division. Villasenor said that if the mechanics coordinated food and water supply drops. 7-10, you’re part of the cav. It’s nice Although McVane said he spent a are unable to fix problems in the field, “We make sure forward units to be looked at as one of the team.”few days trying to coordinate the arrivalof the portable toilets, he said his effortswere small compared to the 90 men and Soldiers from Company D, 4th Brigade Support Battalion, 1stwomen of Company D — the forward Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, test an M-88 recoverysupport company that coordinated food, vehicle April 25 near Range 40. “Dragon Company” Soldiersfuel, ammunition and maintenance for are supporting troops from 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment,vehicles for the 550-member battalion. 1st BCT, for a training exercise that ends Thursday by fixing “They’re what makes it all work,” vehicles and providing medical support and supplies for troops.he said. As the “Buffalo Soldiers” of thecavalry unit train April 16-Thursday,troops from “Dragon” Company remainin the field next to their comrades. “The support troops make ithappen,” said Lt. Col. Geoff Norman,commander, 7th Sqdn., 10th Cav. Reg.“They may have the less glamorous work,but in a sense they are more essential.” Although technically part of 4thBrigade Support Battalion, 1stBrigade Combat Team, Norman saidDragon Company Soldiers associate U.S. SURPLUS MILITARY M I LI TA RY WE SELL: FOOD INSURANCE The Jewelry You Want... The Jewelry You Want... AND GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES A N D G OV ER N M E N T EM P L OY EE S AIR SOFT MOUNTAIN HOUSE The Credit You Deserve.® The Credit You Deserve. ALWAYS A P P R O E D ALWAYS APPRO ED F O R CREDIT FOR C R ED I T HEADQUARTERS FREEZE DRIED at your Fun Store 2475 S. Academy EVERYTHING EVERYTHING OLD OLD 574-8993 Master Craftsm Master Craftsman f HOURS: MON-FRI, 9:00AM-5:30PM, SAT 10AM-5PM on premise will on premise will help you create help you create a one-of-a-kind one-of-a-kind Gentle Dental Care IS piece. Purchase piece. Purchase Howard Short, D.M.D. r bring in your or bring in your Accepting own diamonds o own diamonds or NEW NGAIN EW E United Concordia Insurance gemstones to be gemstones to be for military families! reset while you reset while you Botox and Dermafill Treatment watch. Featuring watch. Featuring AGAIN A Available! the Yolanté™ the Yolanté™ Collection. See Collection. See CALL FOR APPOINTMENT! store for details. store for details. 719-574-7631 5739 Constitution Ave. (SW corner Constitution and Powers next to Walgreens) CARE CREDIT ACCEPTED TO A T DAY ONLY TODAY ONLY THURSDAY, MAY THURSDAY, MAY 3 A PROUD ® SUPPORTER SUPPOR TER OF THE T CITADEL THE CITADEL MALL FletchersJewelers com s. 7 719-573-1000
  • 12. 12 MOUNTAINEER — May 4, 2012 Soldiers make the first strides to qualify for the Fort Carson Army Ten-Miler Team, April 26. Fort Carson will host qualifiers Thursday and May 24.Soldiers vie for place on 10-Miler team Story and photos by Pfc. Andrew Ingram Martindale, who has organized the Fort Carson team minute faster than his closest competitor, with a 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office for the past eight years. “The feeling of camaraderie time of 1:02.09. “There is a lot of energy at this race. in the air is really inviting,” I look forward to competing again this year.” Every year teams representing Army posts During the second of four qualifiers, Soldiers ran The 28th Annual Army Ten-Miler will be heldaround the world pit their abilities against one a 10-mile loop around Fort Carson to earn one of 16 Oct. 21, the day before the start of the Association ofanother during the Army Ten-Miler in Washington, slots on the team. the U.S. Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition.D.C. Post commanders accept only the best runners to “The best runners are people who are truly Martindale said she would like to see maximumcarry the pride of their installation to the nation’s dedicated to the sport,” Martindale said. “It is a way participation from Soldiers interested in becomingcapital, where they compete with more than 30,000 of life for them. They have regimented training members of Fort Carson’s 2012 team during theSoldiers, Family members, veterans and civilians in a schedules, and they don’t take it lightly.” final qualifiers Thursday and May 24.tradition that spans nearly three decades. Staying in good physical condition and pushing The eight males and eight females with the Eighteen Soldiers tested their physical and personal limits to achieve higher standards motivates fastest times from any of the qualifiers will representmental limits to represent Fort Carson during the competitive runners, said Spc. Nate McManus, Fort Carson during the event in qualifiers April 26. horizontal construction engineer, 59th Quartermaster “If you don’t come out to the trials, you will “If you have never been to the Army Ten-Miler, it Company, 68th Combat Sustainment Support never know if you were good enough to make theis really something to see,” said Lorri Martindale, Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade. team,” she said.facilities manager, Fort Carson Directorate of Family “I’ve been running competitively for 14 years, Contact Martindale at 526-9120 or lorri.d.and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. and I’ve run in the Army Ten-Miler three times,” said for information on trying “I still get goose bumps thinking about it,” said McManus, who finished the qualifiers more than a out for the Fort Carson Army Ten-Miler team. MOST HOSPITALS WOULD Nephrology: DONATE A KIDNEY Mark Albright, M.D. Scott Harberts, M.D. TO BE RECOGNIZED BY Stanley Sicher, M.D. Irina Vancea, M.D. U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT Constance Wehling, M.D. LUCKY FOR THEM, OUR AWARD WINNING NEPHROLOGY TEAM IS JUST A STONES THROW AWAY. U.S. News & World Report ranked five specialties at Parkview as “High-Performing.” That’s four more specialties than any other hospital south of Denver. If you need great care, it’s right here. And it’s only going to get better. INVITING YOU INTO THE ALL NEW... Certified used Hondas and other Certified used vehicles Your MPG HQ We 785-5060 h Matc USAA South Academy at Fountain g Pricin Price Protection Guarantee good on same model within 14 days of purchase... see store for details.
  • 13. May 4, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 13Survivors suffering the loss of a military loved one send off messages tied to balloons in remembranceof their servicemembers during the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors seminar and Good GriefCamp Saturday at the Elkhorn Conference Center.TAPS seminar ‘meansthe world’ to survivor Story and photos by “We are here to help each other find Samantha B. Koss healing,” said Bonnie Carroll, TAPS founder Special to the Mountaineer and president. “TAPS offers Families a place to talk about their feelings and teach When Russel Hicks’ son became an them how to cope with those feelings.”American hero May 2, 2008, he knew Carroll established the program in 1994of a few ways to deal with the loss. when she saw a lack of tragedy support in “I could have crawled into a bottle the military after she lost her husband, anof whiskey and not come out,” Hicks said Army National Guard brigadier general,Saturday during the Tragedy Assistance in a plane crash.Program for Survivor’s seminar at the “I spent two years finding gaps in theElkhorn Conference Center. “Instead, I system,” Carroll said. “We needed a supportdecided to direct (the grief) in a more network for the surviving Families of thosepositive way.” who have died in service to America.” Hicks and his wife, Shannon Hicks, Now there are 30 TAPS seminars eachhave attended the TAPS seminar at Fort year all over the country. Regional gatheringsCarson every year for grief support since happen annually at Fort Carson.their son, Pfc. Corey L. Hicks, was killed The TAPS seminar began with an openingin Iraq while assigned to 1st Battalion, 66th ceremony followed by a Good Grief CampArmor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat for children and teens, and group griefTeam, 4th Infantry Division, in 2008. Corey support for adults to explore coping strategies.Hicks joined the Army August 2007 and “The grief camp for the kids is incredible,”deployed soon after basic and advanced Shannon Hicks said. “The little ones don’t Russel Hicks, father of Pfc. Corey L. Hicks, who was killed in Iraq, displaysindividual training. have the coping skills like we do as adults.” pins and patches on his jacket Saturday at the Tragedy Assistance “TAPS means the world to us,” Russel Every child receives a military mentor Program for Survivors seminar in honor of his son’s service to his country.Hicks said. “You learn a lot, you share a for the weekend from Fort Carson. Thislot, and we come away from it with a little mentor helps teach them how to handlemore each year.” their emotions, Carroll said. TAPS offers tragedy assistance for anyone “We give the children a safe place where The TAPS seminar and Good Griefwho has suffered the loss of a military loved they can talk about their loss in their ownone, regardless of the relationship to the language … where they can talk to other Camp occur once a year at Fortdeceased or the circumstance of the death. “When I leave here I feel more kids their own age and normalize what they feel,” Carroll said. Carson, but a 24-hour help line forempowered,” Shannon Hicks said. “TAPS The Hicks Family, along with many grief support is always available forgives us an opportunity to be around other Families in the western region, traveledother people who can relate to what we from the surrounding states to receive survivors at 800-959-TAPSare going through.” The program provides peer-based healing for their loss. “We can’t thank (Bonnie Carroll) (8277). More information on TAPSsupport, crisis care, casualty casework enough for starting this program,” Russel can be found at and grief and trauma resources. Hicks said. “She touches a lot of hearts.”
  • 14. 14 MOUNTAINEER — May 4, 2012McLaughlin heads to U.S. Forces Afghanistan By Andrea Sutherland the dedication of our Mountaineer staff “... learning to manage civilian workforce.” McLaughlin said he has Few young field artillery officers imagine an installation, building seen many changes duringcommanding an Army garrison, but for Col. RobertF. McLaughlin, his years as garrison commander community relations, all his command, including an increase in population,have provided him a wealth of knowledge, during a huge growth in changes to infrastructurechallenges and experiences. and the addition of many “The last three years as a garrison commander, population, it’s been a great support services.I’ve learned more than (during) my entire career,”he said. learning experience.” “I’m very proud of the Fallen Heroes Family Center,” McLaughlin entered the Reserve Officers’ — Col. Robert F. McLaughlin he said. “It’s survivors helpingTraining Corps at the University of Massachusetts survivors. It’s important theyin 1983. have a place they can call home.” “I’d always been a big fan of the military,” he said. Al Anbar province, Iraq in 2005 as part of Operation Soldier fitness and welfare remained a top“I really enjoyed the things the Army stood for — Iraqi Freedom. McLaughlin completed a second priority for McLaughlin throughout his command.teamwork, duty. … That’s what drew me to the Army.” tour in Iraq as commander of the 5th Battalion, “We transformed the gyms on post,” he said. Commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1985, 82nd FA Regiment, 4th BCT, 1st Cav. Div., in 2007. “We’ve been a pilot for functional fitness toMcLaughlin completed the field artillery officer basic Yet McLaughlin insists his time as garrison support Soldier readiness.”and advanced courses, serving with the 2nd Armored commander at Fort Carson has taught him the most Community relationships have also beenDivision in Germany as a platoon leader, fires about leadership and the importance of community. important and McLaughlin said he encouragesdirection officer and company fire support officer. “I had a little apprehension when I found out the next garrison commander, Col. David L.After stints at Fort Ord, Calif.; Fort Hood, Texas; about the GC slot, but learning to manage an Grosso, now deputy commander of the 10thand Camp Lejeune, N.C.; McLaughlin served as the installation, building community relations, all Special Forces Group (Airborne), to keep thosefield artillery battery commander for the 4th Brigade during a huge growth in population, it’s been a relationships a priority.Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, at Fort Hood. great learning experience,” he said. “It’s a team effort,” he said. “It’s all about McLaughlin deployed to Bosnia in 1999 as McLaughlin took command in 2009, just as unity of effort, not unity of command. … Mypart of Operation Joint Forge. He deployed with the the 4th Infantry Division moved from Fort Hood hope is that I’ve set him up with a good team.”2nd Marine Division in 2003 as part of Operation to Fort Carson. As he prepares for his position as the chiefEnduring Freedom and again with the Marines to “To me, it’s been a cultural change at the of staff for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, McLaughlin installation — bringing the 4th Inf. Div. back to said he will take the lessons learned at Fort Carson Fort Carson, deploying division (Headquarters and apply them to his future assignments. The garrison commander change and Headquarters Battalion), then welcoming “The skills I learned here will help me as I of command ceremony takes place them home — all while the population is continue on,” he said. “I leave with a lot of Thursday at 11 a.m. at Founders Field. growing. … It’s been amazing to watch the mission knowledge. I’m proud of what has happened and support elements. … It’s been amazing to watch I’m optimistic of what the future holds.” SUCCESS This is PPCC. At PPCC, we’re invested in your success. Every year, thousands of our students get the classes they need and move to a four-year university, or right into their career. So regardless of your path, we’ll help you succeed. 719.502.2000 | The person pictured is not an actual service member
  • 15. May 4, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 15 Website resource for John Bishop, civilian employees,Fort Carson Support Services irrigation supervisors By Julia Bobick repair Army Civilian Training and Leader Developmenttechnician, Division, Army Operations, Plans and Training monitors one of the WASHINGTON — The Civilian Training and evapotran- Leader Development Division has launched a one-stop spiration- website consolidating information about career system program occupational and functional training, clocks. competitive professional development and leader development opportunities, as well as application procedures and course registration links.New irrigation control system The Army Operations, Plans and Training site, located at, serves as an integrated resource for civilian employees, supervisors and Armykeeps ‘green’ in post’s pocket Story and photo by Susan C. Galentine Fort Carson’s total water use when Family leaders interested in learning more about the training and opportunities avail- able to the Army Civilian Corps. Directorate of Public Works public relations housing is excluded,” said Vince Guthrie, utility In the past, programs manager, DPW Operations and Army civilians and Irrigation at Fort Carson is getting a high- Maintenance Division. “This smart irrigation supervisors have had totech overhaul with a new computerized-control control system will help assure that we use the visit several differentsystem that uses global positioning system right amount of water at the right time to keep sites to find out abouttechnology and weather stations to apply just plants and turf areas healthy.” mandatory training and professionalthe right amount of water based on current Guthrie anticipates eliminating water development opportunities since several Armyweather conditions. Full implementation of the wasted while irrigating landscaped areas will organizations administer the various leader developmentsystem is expected in June. save Fort Carson more than $300,000 per year courses, developmental assignments and training. A lawn’s irrigation needs can be looked through a 20-percent water use reduction “We wanted to provide civilians and supervisors aat like a glass of water, said Alvin Jackson, (50 million gallons a year savings). comprehensive site to help them more easily navigate theFort Carson Support Services grounds Jackson said wind and rain sensors will myriad opportunities in Army civilian training and leadersupervisor. The new Weather TRAK be added to the system by this summer to development,” said Vicki Brown, chief of the Civilianevapotranspiration-sensing system downloads even further enhance water savings. High Training and Leader Development Division. “It’s ourinformation about the weather conditions winds or unexpected rain during irrigation goal to ensure all civilians know about the availablefrom the previous day and the impact on water periods will automatically shut down the training, often at little or no cost to their units, and takeevaporation on the soil in specific areas to sprinkler heads to avoid water waste. advantage of the training that fits into their individualcalculate the exact amount of timed watering Upgrades are also under way to install 40 career goals and supports their organization outcomes.”to refill what was lost from the “glass of water” percent more-efficient sprinkler heads. The updated website includes course descriptions,— no more and no less. Traditional timed “Figuring out smart ways, like this new prerequisites and registration links for Army Civiliansystems can oversaturate and cause runoff, irrigation control system, to better utilize the Education System courses, Supervisor Developmentwasting a substantial amount of water, he said. limited water resources we have will move Course requirements, Competitive Professional The system consists of 135 weather clocks us closer to achieving our net zero water Development and Academic Degree Training, advancedlocated across the cantonment in irrigated goal,” Guthrie said. opportunities such as Senior Service College, Armyareas that download GPS information from the Water-saving irrigation systems are not Congressional Fellowship Program and the DefenseInternet collected by 36 weather stations on exclusive to large-scale operations such as a Senior Leadership Development Program, as well aspost — one per square mile. It then calculates military installation. There are weather clocks career management tools such as Army Career many gallons per minute of watering are available for residential use and more efficient When fully deployed on the site, the Civilianneeded to replace what was lost from the sprinkler heads can be purchased at most Training and Leader Development Catalog will be theday’s weather elements, said Jackson. Another irrigation supply stores, said Jackson. official resource for information on centrally-managedfeature is that the system has an automatic For more information about conserving civilian training and professional and leadershutoff if watering goes over a specific water or submitting suggestions, call the DPW development training opportunities, replacing thethreshold, which could indicate a leak. energy program coordinator at 526-1739 or the information currently found in the Army Civilian “Irrigation accounts for 54 percent of DPW utilities program manager at 526-2927. Training, Education and Development System catalog.
  • 16. 16 MOUNTAINEER — May 4, 2012Claims against the Estate are needed to help demonstrate sufficient potential demand for express commuter busStaff Sgt. Christopher Brown — With deepest service, dedicated to serving Fort Carson regret to the Family of the deceased. Anyone commuters with fast and convenient service. For having claims against or indebtedness to his Soldiers and civilians, this service can be free. estate should contact 1st Lt. Gilberto Pina at Go to or call 706-289-1982. 526-6497 for more information and to sign up.Staff Sgt. David Nowaczyk— With deepest regret to 2-1-1 data expands to two counties — The the Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments has against or indebtedness to his estate should contact partnered with Pikes Peak United Way to 1st Lt. Ryan Stauffer at 407-705-7493. include 2-1-1 data for El Paso and Teller countiesPvt. Jamale Franklin — With deepest regret to in the Network of Care for servicemembers, the Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims veterans and their Families. The service against or indebtedness to his estate should directory component of the Network of Care contact 2nd Lt. Susan Redwine at 616-987-6040. now includes more than 1,500 local resources to assist the military community, serviceUpcoming events providers and others. Visit http://pikespeak. for more information.Career day — Hire Heroes USA hosts a Career Share-a-Ride — is a free online car pool coordination Opportunity Day Wednesday at the Doubletree to and from post, as well as van pool options, Hotel in Colorado Springs. Participants must typically for those commuting 30 or more miles to pre-register by uploading resumes to http://www. post. Riders are matched based on their origination and destination points, as well as days and times 1086459. Contact Lauren Berman lberman@ of travel. Users specify whether they are offering a for more information. ride, need a ride or if they are interested in sharingCommissary opening — A ribbon cutting and driving duties. When a “match” is found, users are grand opening ceremony for the new Fort notified immediately of rider options, allowing Carson Commissary is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday. them to contact and coordinate ridesharing within The current commissary will close Sunday at minutes. Access the ride-share portal by visiting 6 p.m. There will be no commissary service available on Fort Carson Monday-Tuesday. The Vanpools forming — Vanpools are forming to serve ribbon cutting will also include savings, food commuters who travel on Interstate 25, Powers sampling, gift card drawings and other prizes. Boulevard, Security-Widefield and Fountain. The hours for the new commissary will be Vanpool costs for Soldiers and civilians may 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. be reduced (or free) when using the Army Mass Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Transit Benefit subsidy. The program providesSpouse appreciation day — The Armed Services the van, maintenance and repairs, insurance, YMCA hosts Military Spouse Appreciation Day fuel and has an Emergency Ride Home feature. Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2190 Jet Wing Go to for Drive. Spouses can get hair cuts and massages further details, and to reserve your spot. Contact and see cooking demonstrations and a fashion Anneliesa Barta, Sustainable Fort Carson at show. Child care is available with reservations. 526-6497 or email anneliesa.m.barta.ctr@ Call 719-622-9622 for more information. for more information.Fishing Derby — The Youth Fishing Derby takes Library conference room Thursdays. Weigh-in place May 12 at Womack Reservoir from 9 a.m. Ongoing events is from 5-5:45 p.m. and the meeting is from to 1 p.m. Open to children ages 3-15, participants 6-7 p.m. Annual membership fee is $26 and may pre-register for $10 or register the day of the Yard sales — can be held on post the first and third includes the TOPS magazine. Monthly dues derby for $12. Call 526-5366 or visit http://www. Saturday of the month through December. Post are $5. Call Norma Rook at 719-531-7748 or for more information. residents set up their items in front of their homes. TOPS at 800-932-8677 for more information.Military Family Camp — Military Family Camp Single Soldiers and Families who reside off Legal Assistance Office — services are open to at Young Life’s Trail West in Buena Vista offers post can set up in the building 5510 parking lot. Soldiers, Family members and retirees. Services a variety of activities for servicemembers and Yard sales are organized and conducted by include preparation of wills, powers of attorney, their Families. Camps take place May 27-June 2, the Installation Mayoral Program, the Directorate name changes and stepchild adoptions. The office June 10-16 and Aug. 5-11. A small fee, based of Public Works Housing Liaison Office and the also offers counseling and provides advice for on rank, covers all meals, activities and lodging Balfour Beatty Family Housing Office. Call the individuals dealing with landlord/tenant, military for a Family for the week. Visit http://www. Mayoral Program at 526-8303 or Army Community administrative, tax, family law and consumer or call Service at 526-4590 for more information. issues, as well as counsel and representation of 526-6917 for more information. Seeking speakers — The Fort Carson Public Affairs Soldiers going through medical and physical Office is seeking Soldiers, Family members and evaluation boards. The office is open fromGeneral announcements civilians from Fort Carson to speak about their 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. work, training and varied experiences to public Schedule appointments by calling the last dutyGate 2 closure — Gate 2 will be closed May 23 from organizations throughout the Pikes Peak region. day of the week, at 9 a.m. Sign-ups for walk-in 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a Directorate of Emergency Speakers must be well-qualified professionals appointments are available Monday and Services emergency response exercise. The who know how to capture and maintain an Thursday beginning at 11:30 a.m. The Legal purpose of this exercise is to test the DES audience’s attention for 20-30 minutes. Speakers Assistance Office offers a divorce and separation capability to respond to an emergency situation on should be comfortable speaking to businesses, video briefing followed by a general question- Fort Carson. During this exercise, Gate 2 will be professional organizations, community leaders, and-answer session Monday and Wednesday at closed to both inbound and outbound traffic. civic groups and schools. Contact Samantha Koss 9:30 a.m. and Thursday at 2 p.m. Attorneys Contact DES at 526-2760 for more information. at 526-5996 or cannot represent clients in divorce proceedings inGate 6 closure — Gate 6, located at State Highway Al-Anon meetings — Al-Anon is a 12-step court, however, a referral list of private attorneys 115 and Wilderness Road, will be closed for program for families and friends of alcoholics is available. Call 526-5572/5573 for information. approximately three weeks. This temporary gate (admitted or not). Meetings take place in the No-show policy — A “Commander’s Appointment closure is required in support of an ongoing conference room of The Colorado Inn at 6 p.m. Policy” affects all TRICARE beneficiaries who Colorado Department of Transportation project every Monday. Attendance is free and anyone receive health care services on Fort Carson and to expand traffic capacity and improve safety can attend these open, anonymous meetings. at the Premier Army Health Clinic. Multiple along State Highway 115 between Gate 5 and Contact Al-Anon Service Center at 719-632-0063 no-shows could result in the stopping of medical the Rock Creek bridge, located south of Gate 6. for more information. services; Soldiers requiring unit escorts to future State Highway 115 will remain open to traffic Nutrition counseling and classes — The Evans appointments; patients may have to sign a statement while work is in progress. Contact CDOT at Army Community Hospital Nutrition Care acknowledging they understand the ramifications 634-2323 or Directorate of Public Works Traffic Division offers nutrition counseling on a healthy of multiple no-shows; a letter may be sent to the Engineering at 526-9267 for more information. diet, weight loss or gain, high cholesterol, Soldier’s unit when he or his Family member hasJunior-enlisted housing available — Balfour hypertension, diabetes, sports nutrition and other multiple no-shows or cancellations; retirees with Beatty Communities has junior enlisted, two- nutrition-related diseases or illnesses. Nutrition multiple missed appointments, “left without being and three-bedroom housing available. Call classes include heart-healthy/lipid, weight loss, seen,” or cancellations may have their locations 719-579-1606 for details. pregnancy nutrition, commissary tour/healthy of care changed. To cancel appointments duringExpress bus sign-up — Interest is being assessed shopping and sports nutrition. To schedule an weekdays, beneficiaries can call the TRICARE for commuter express bus service to Fort appointment, call the TRICARE appointment appointment line 719-457-2273 or 866-422-7391 Carson from Fountain, Powers and Academy line at 719-457-2273. To register for a class, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Appointments boulevards and Interstate 25 corridors. Sign up call the Nutrition Care Division at 526-7290. made through TRICARE online can be now to indicate interest. Fort Carson individuals Take Off Pounds Sensibly — meets in the Grant canceled at
  • 18. 18 MOUNTAINEER — May 4, 2012Open houseLeaders welcome community to PCMS Story and photo by Billie Garner subject matter experts highlighted Fort Carson’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation; Plans, Analysis and Garrison Public Affairs Office proactive approach in maintaining a positive Integration Office; Directorate of Plans, Training, environmental resource stewardship. Mobilization and Security; Directorate of Public Fort Carson officials hosted an open house for Military emergency vehicles and fire trucks Works; Directorate of Emergency Services; MissionSouthern Colorado community members at the were displayed with Soldiers and civilian staff and Installation Contracting Command; MedicalPiñon Canyon Maneuver Site, April 25. providing details on the equipment and its intended Department Activity; and Army Community Service. This was the second open house held at PCMS use. Training on PCMS ensures lifesaving skills Also represented at the event was Fortin the past two years, which drew approximately are taught to personnel to improve rescue abilities Carson’s sustainability team that works in50 locals to visit and engage with Fort Carson for dangerous situations while deployed. partnership with Colorado Procurement Technicalmilitary leadership and civilian staff. Fort Carson organizations represented at the Assistance Centers, to provide outreach and The open house was intended to raise awareness open house included the Directorate of Family and education opportunities to businesses seeking toand offer a better understanding become government vendors.of how training at PCMS supports The Mission and Installationthe Army’s critical missions, said Contracting Command providedDee McNutt, Garrison Public basic guidelines for contractingAffairs officer. with the MICC of Fort Carson. Col. Robert F. McLaughlin, Fort Carson has an excellentgarrison commander, and incoming record of environmental resourcegarrison commander, Col. David stewardship and has developedGrosso, hosted the event at the a training strategy to use the235,896-acre training region, which existing terrain at Piñon Canyon,is located 150 miles southeast of Fort McNutt said. PCMS staff worksCarson and approximately 25 miles with the southern Coloradoeast of Trinidad on Highway 350. community to share information Fort Carson’s PCMS is an and expectations.essential training resource for Fort Efforts to prevent damage to theCarson Soldiers, other military environment and mitigating thoseinstallations, the National Guard damages by making repairs as theyand Reserve units from all branches occur remain a priority at PCMS.of service, said McNutt. Opened “I’m glad to see events suchin 1985, PCMS provides critical as this and would like to see Fortmaneuver land necessary to train Carson’s newspaper (Mountaineer)the military with lifesaving skills in the La Junta Library to keepfor combat situations. everyone informed about what “Training areas serve an goes on,” said Phyllis Kelley, aimportant purpose because better local ranch and more training will offer Kelly, who is interested inour military a better chance to come PCMS and military training, saidhome safely,” said Glenn T. Davis, Mike Camp, left, Fort Carson Range Operations officer, explains how solar panels are used she would like to come back andowner of Davis Service Company. as an alternate power source at Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site to Glenn T. Davis, right, owner see what the Army does to train Information booths manned by of Davis Service Company, April 25 as Bert Davis, Fort Carson range officer, looks on. its Soldiers. The Colorado Springs Business Journal can publish your legal notices. Easy and affordable. Ordinances Water Rights Public Trustee Sales Notices to Creditors City Planning Agenda Name Changes Summonses Adoption Notices Guardianships Sheriff’s Sales and more Call Kathy Bernheim at 719-329-5204 for more information
  • 19. May 4, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 19 How does your garden grow? Story and photo by Wayne Barnett Special to the Mountaineer Armed with shovels, rakes, hoes and seeds, dozens of Fort Carson children and parents attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Balfour Beatty Communities children’s garden Monday. “We are very excited to be able to bring this to our residents and their children,” said Kris Spiller, life works coordinator, Balfour Beatty. “I have been able to see the pure excitement in the faces of the children as we have gotten closer to being able to plant.” The garden was the brainchild of Bob Mooney, project director for Balfour Beatty Communities, Fort Carson Family housing. “This whole garden is geared toward educating children and providing them the opportunity to be involved in a healthy project that helps them learn about raising their own vegetables and eating healthy,” said Mooney. The plan for the garden is to have children grow and harvest their own vegetables and have local chefs come in and teach the children how to prepare healthy dishes. The garden plot, located adjacent to the Balfour Beatty housing office, has 25 raised beds with an underground watering system. A variety of vegetables will be grown including peas, lettuce, carrots, beets, spinach and radishes. Children and parents join in the initial planting at the grand opening of Balfour Beatty Communities children’s garden April 30. 4331 Centennial Blvd. 1813 North Circle DriveGarden of the Gods & Centennial Circle & Constitution 635-2020 632-20204319 Integrity Center Point 1130 Lake Plaza DriveNW Corner of Powers & Barnes Lake Ave & Lake Plaza (next to Culvers) 634-2020 578-2020 WWW.ABBAEYECARE.COM Exams as young as 6 months of age Voted #1 Eye Care in Colorado Springs The Independent & The Gazette Ft. Carson 576-5151 Air Force Academy 472-0524 Peterson AFB 574-5252
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  • 22. 22 MOUNTAINEER — May 4, 2012 May 4, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 23 not care packages, saves lives Story and photos by Andrea Sutherland Mountaineer staff Temisha Yalledy sat in a lawn chair in the Special Events Center, wiping the tears from her eyes with a napkin. Staff Sgt. Angela Gehers placed a blanket over Yalledy, trying to keep the petite Soldier warm as 400 milliliters of her blood drained into a blood bag. “I hate needles,” said Yalledy, a specialist with the 4th Engineer Battalion. “I was really nervous all day. Thinking about the needle going into me, that was the hardest part.” Yalledy was one of 150 donors to participate in the annual blood drive Tuesday. “Blood is a vital resource and it will help out the Soldiers who need it,” she said. The blood drive, which took place Tuesday and Wednesday, benefits the Armed Services Blood Program. Blood collected for the program is sent overseas to military hospitals, ships, combat support hospitals and medics serving in combat. “If people really want to support the troops, this is the way,” said Lori Kuczmanski, blood donator coor- dinator. “Care packages don’t save lives. Blood does.” Kuczmanski said this was the seventh year Fort Carson has hosted the blood drive and each year more volunteers donate. “Last year we collected 360 pints,” she said. “This year we brought enough supplies for 500 pints.”Soldiers donate blood Medics and civilians from the William BeaumontTuesday at the annual Army Medical Center, located at Fort Bliss, Texas,blood drive held at the collected volunteer information, drew blood andSpecial Events Center. packed and shipped the blood to the Armed ServicesMore than 400 Blood Program. The blood is then processed, storedvolunteers donated and distributed to troops overseas.more than 300 pints Kuczmanski said she hopes community membersof blood during the will donate to the Armed Services Blood Program.two-day event. “The Armed Services Blood Program is the blood bank for the military,” she said. “If we’re short, we buy blood from the civilian blood banks, which can cost $250 a pint.” Sgt. 1st Class Antony Bashful said he doesn’t like needles, but donating blood was the right thing to do. “I’ve given plasma and that hurts,” said Bashful, 4th Eng. Bn. “That feels like you’re going through Sgt. 1st Class Antony Bashful, dialysis. … This, it isn’t so bad.” 4th Engineer Battalion, gives Family members, Soldiers and civilians participated blood Tuesday at the annual in the two-day event, which collected more than blood drive held at the Special 300 pints of blood. Events Center. The two-day “It’s become an annual thing,” said Patrick Laydon, event collected more than a general maintenance worker for Fort Carson 300 pints of blood for the Support Services. “I can take a little discomfort Armed Services Blood for somebody who went through a lot.” Program, which Pfc. Ann-Marie John-Fuller’s children, Mikael benefits servicemembers and Kyle, stood by their mother’s side as she donated around the world. her blood. Although they were too young to donate, Mikael and Kyle said they would consider donating when they are old enough. “This goes back to help our troops,” said John-Fuller, 4th Eng. Bn. “I would encourage others Blood bags are collected into boxes to be shipped to the Armed Services Blood Program. Once received, the blood will be to donate. It might not only save another Soldier’sLayout by Jeanne Mazerall processed, stored and distributed as needed for troops serving overseas. life, it might save your own.”
  • 23. 24 MOUNTAINEER — May 4, 2012 School visit First-grade students of Abrams Elementary School admire the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard riders and horses Wednesday during the school’s field day. The mounted color guard conducted a demonstration earlier in the day for the students, consisting of jumps and tricks with the unit’s best horses. The riders sliced fruit with sabers, and the horses jumped higher as the children yelled louder. Photo by Samantha B. Koss Wiinning S Winning Smiles For Everyone! E EXPERIENCED, CARING AND GEN E EXPERIENCED, CARING AND GENTLE RI NC D A ENTL Cosmetic Dentistry Bonding & Veneers Root Canal Therapy DON’T GIVE ME TEACHERS. Childrens Dentistry Crowns & Bridges GIVE ME REAL WORLD GLADIATORS. Orthodontics Teeth Whitening Oral Surgery Your commitment to serve our country is as meaningful to us as it is to Dentures you. CTU is proud to offer support designed specifically for current and Implants veteran military personnel and their families. Wisdom Teeth White Fillings * Porcelain Laminates ** Gum Care PROVIDER PROVIDER FOR ACTIVE MILITARY DEPENDENTS I R ACTIVE MILITA Y DEPENDENTS I TAR E N T and prior learning assessment Personal De Personal Dentistry with a Soft To entistry r Soft Touch for f ouch Visit our Admission Advisor every Thursday at the Education Center. Children, Parents & Grandparents. , Parents Grandp rents. r pa Visit, Call 877.906.6555, or Text MILITARY to 94576 for more info. SAME D Y EMERGENCY CARE DA EMERGENCY CARE DAY Y A 5 597-9737 *Not all credits eligible to transfer. See the university’s catalog regarding CTU’s transfer credit policies. **Military tuition rate applicable for Associate and Bachelor’s degrees only. www.p powersdentalgroup Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at Not all programs are available to residents of all states. CTU cannot guarantee employment or salary. 88-30534 262458 02/12 Caring Caring For Smiles Sinc 1974 g Since ce
  • 24. May 4, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 25TriWest offers mobile services By Brian P. Smith the military clinic finder and optimized v Register for a secure account. when adding a new spouse, new child TriWest Healthcare Alliance for use with smartphones and tablets. Beneficiaries can register online or new status with the TriWest app. The website can use the current location from their desktop, laptop, smartphone v Pay fees or premiums. Log into TriWest Healthcare Alliance to find the closest local TRICARE or tablet. the secure mobile website and makehas the mobile tools that provide network providers. People can also v Access preventive care and a one-time payment for TRICAREbeneficiaries access to their information search by location, name and specialty. wellness tips. TRICARE covers Prime enrollment fee or TRICAREwhenever and wherever they need. v View specialty care referrals recommended clinical preventive Reserve Select or TRICARE Retired Beneficiaries who visit http:// and authorizations and claims services and TriWest wants to help Reserve monthly can: status. TriWest’s mobile site, beneficiaries keep their families healthy. v Save time by receiving v Find a provider, military clinic, lets beneficiaries v Protect TRICARE coverage text alerts. “QuickAlerts” notifyor urgent care facility near them. log into their secure account to view after a life-changing event like a beneficiaries as soon as referrals,The TRICARE West Region network specialty care referrals, authorizations marriage, a new child or deployment. authorizations or claims are processedprovider directory was combined with and medical claims. Make sure by taking the right steps or when a fee is due. ACOS $ R REGULA T Price and part cipat on Price and participation ric part ipation may vary. m y v ryy. 3-11 PM TUESDAY TUESDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY 99¢ $ 99 1 $ 09 2 3 Regular Tacos Tacos 3 Ta Tacos Deluxe acos e ™ 3 Chicken Soft Tacos Tacos VALUE MENU $ 1 OVE OVER 12 OVER 12 VE UNDER ITEMS ITEMS ITEMS M PRICED PRICED ED 8 8020 N. ACADEMY BLVD. - 719-599-0155 ACADEMY BLVD. LV (NEAR (NEAR I-25) 4 ACADEMY BLVD. LV 4310 N. ACADEMY BLVD. - 719-264-1013 (N. ACADEMY & AUSTIN BLUFFS) ACADEMY AUSTIN 1645 SPACE CENTER DR. 1645 SPACE CENTER DR. - 719-573-0418 (POWERS & PALMER PARK) (POWERS PALMER PARK) 3855 ASTROZON BLVD. - 719-391-5860 ASTROZON BLVD. ©2012 Del Taco LLC DTL-5197 Del Taco DTL-5197 (S. ACADEMY & ASTROZON) (S. ACADEMY ASTROZON) EXPERIENCE A MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU! Month of May MILITARY DISCOUNTS Mountain Metropolitan Transit Breast Enlargement appreciates your service to our country 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 May is Military Appreciation Month - Active Duty Military Ride Free Colorado Springs, Transit Services Division, is honored to serve you. All active Get a new set duty members of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves ride free on the local fixed-route city buses. of keys... To ride free, active duty military personnel must present, to the driver, an active duty military ID card or wear the appropriate uniform at time of boarding. ... to your new or slightly used auto, that you can find in our Classified Section. Offer applies to fixed-route service only. For advertising information call 329-5236
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  • 26. May 4, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 27Who taught you how to be married? of faith and trust necessary for a healthy, happy marriage. Commentary by Chap. (Capt.) Nathan Whitham They move from one relationship to another, never 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st realizing they leave a piece of themselves behind each Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division time. Their idea of dating is actually excellent training for divorce. When they run into trouble, they In my time as an Army chaplain I have discovered leave rather than getting help because that isan alarming reality — more than 60 percent of my Soldiers what they have done in the past. It is a destructivecome from broken homes. pattern that will, in turn, confuse and I suspect this represents a growing trend in our society demoralize their children if they have large. I often ask the question, “Who taught you how Many want to blame the frequentto be married?” deployments for the Army’s high divorce The typical response: “I guess no one.” In all my marriage rate. But I am a firm believer that healthycounseling, I have had only two couples who were experiencing marriages can survive multiple deployments.serious problems whose biological parents were still married The problem is not the deployments, buton both sides. Odds exponentially increase for children of the lack of a solid foundation. If you are abroken homes to have their own marital problems. And yet, young couple looking to get married, takerarely do they take the time to receive premarital counseling. the time to seek counsel from someone Far too many of our young people never have the who has been happily marriedopportunity to grow up in a loving home with a healthy awhile. Find a pastor, chaplainmarriage modeled for them by their parents. They have or grandparent. Don’t try tono idea of how to be married, how to communicate, how to figure how to make it work onforgive and how to put another’s needs ahead of their your own. Your marriage is tooown. They get married thinking they are “in love” with important to leave these mattersno idea what love really is. They often have selfish and to chance. If you have been blessedunrealistic expectations. with a great marriage, look for Today’s generation has bought into the concept of someone to mentor. Invest yourselfcohabitation and premarital sex. The results have been in the young lives of those arounddevastating. They have undercut the foundation blocks you. This generation needs your help.Chapel briefsFacebook: Search “Fort Carson Chaplains (Religious Support Office)” for the latest Chapel Schedule chapel events and schedules. ROMAN CATHOLICSky: Everything is Possible with God event for Day Time Service Chapel Location Contact Person children ages 4 through fifth grade will be held 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 at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel from 9 a.m. to Sunday 8:15-8:45 a.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 noon June 11-15. Children will participate in Sunday 9 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Sunday 10:30 a.m. Religious education Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 Bible-learning activities, sing songs, play Sunday 10:30 a.m. RCIA Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 teamwork-building games, make and enjoy treats Sunday 11 a.m. Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 and experience electrifying Bible adventures. Mon-Fri 11:45 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Mon-Thurs noon Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 Children will also learn to look for evidence of God all around them through “God sightings.” PROTESTANT Friday 4:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer, Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 Each day concludes with Fly Away Finale, a Bible Study celebration that gets them involved in living what Sunday 9 a.m. Protestant Healer Evans Army Hospital Chap. Gee/526-7386 they’ve learned. Family members and friends are 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 encouraged to join in activities daily at 11:35 Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Heidi McAllister/526-5744 a.m. Children will join an international missions Sunday 11 a.m. Protestant Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Ursula Pittman/503-1104 effort to squash malaria in the African country of Sunday 10 a.m. Chapel NeXt Veterans Magrath & Titus Chap. Palmer/526-3888 Mali, helping to send more than a million mosquito Sunday 2:30-4:30p.m. Youth ministry Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 nets to protect Malian children. Register by Tuesday 9:30 a.m. PWOC Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 calling 526-5744. Call 524-2458 for details on volunteer opportunities. JEWISH Fort Carson does not offer Jewish services on post. Contact Chap. (Lt. Col.) Fields at 503-4090/4099 for Jewish service and study informationMilitary Council of Catholic Women meets Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial ISLAMIC SERVICES Chapel. For more information call 526-5769 or Fort Carson does not offer Islamic services on post. Contact the Islamic Society at 2125 N. Chestnut, 632-3364 for information. visit “Fort Carson Military Council of Catholic Women” on Facebook. (FORT CARSON OPEN CIRCLE) WICCAKnights of Columbus, a Catholic group for Sunday 1 p.m. Provider Chapel, Building 1350, Barkeley and Ellis men 18 and older, meets the second and fourth COLORADO WARRIORS SWEAT LODGE Tuesday of the month at Soldiers’ Memorial Meets once or twice monthly and upon special request. Contact Michael Hackwith or Wendy Chunn-Hackwith at 285-5240 for information. Chapel. Call 526-5769 for more information.Protestant Women of the Chapel meets Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Free child care is available. Email or visit PWOC Fort Carson on Facebook for more information.Catholic Religious Education registration is under Deployed Spouses Group meets for Family members and friends who are suicide way for the religious education year, which runs fellowship, food and spiritual guidance survivors, meets the second Tuesday of each through May 6 for children age 4 through high Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Soldiers’ month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Fallen Heroes school students. Email Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall. Family Center, building 6215, 6990 Mekong to obtain a registration form. Classes are Sunday Children are welcome to attend. Call St. The group is open to members of all from 10:30-11:50 a.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Cecilia Croft at 526-5769 for details. branches of service. Contact Richard Chapel. Adult Bible study and classes for adults Latter Day Saints Soldiers: Weekly Stites at 719-598-6576 or Cheryl Sims seeking to join the Catholic Church are also Institute Class (Bible study) is at 719-304-9815 for more information. held during religious education. Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Soldiers’ Jewish Lunch and Learn with Chap.Spanish Bible Study meets at Soldiers’ Memorial Memorial Chapel. Call 719-266-0283 (Lt. Col.) Howard Fields takes place Chapel Tuesday at 6 p.m. Contact Staff Sgt. Jose or 719-649-1671 for more information. Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at Provider Varga at 719-287-2016 for details. Heartbeat, a support group for battle buddies, Chapel. For more information, call 526-8263. Has someone in your organization recently received kudos? Contact Mountaineer staff at 526-4144 or email
  • 27. 28 MOUNTAINEER — May 4, 2012Wounded warriorsProgram provides tools, H istory ighlightsresources for next phase May 3, 1942 — Despite poor weather conditions and heavy rains, construction on Commentary by Michael Robinson transition into veteran status make up the majority of the post continues at Transition coordinator, the WTB population. They spend their time in the unit a remarkable pace. Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion preparing for civilian careers. Specialists aid Soldiers in May 1943 — The first writing civilian resumes and learning job interview skills. contingent of Women’s Army Engineers, infantrymen, artillery, medics, cooks Many pursue academic degrees, certifications or licenses. Auxiliary Corps personneland intelligence personnel — there’s only one Fort q Pursuing educational opportunities: Through begin arriving at CampCarson battalion where you can find all of these in Army schools, traditional universities at the undergraduate Carson for place. When they leave this battalion, most will be and graduate levels, online universities, community May 15, 1943 — Camp Carson General Orderspecializing in something else. colleges and vocational schools, Soldiers gain valuable No.1 appoints Lt. Col. Cornelius F. O’Keefe as This is the Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion, knowledge and skills, making them more marketable in commander of the post.where wounded, ill and injured Soldiers focus on preparing the civilian workplace. May/June 1945 — Camp Carson personnelfor the next step in their careers, whether they’re Internships provided through Operation Warfighter have are entertained by visits from Jack Benny,returning to the force or transitioning to civilian life. It’s become an important resource for many Soldiers leaving Dinah Shore and Jack Dempsey.part of the military’s commitment to Soldiers who may the military. OWF is a Department of Defense programbe left wondering what the future holds when they can providing temporary internships at federal agencies for May 30, 1946 — The last of the mule packersno longer do what they were originally trained to do. servicemembers convalescing at treatment facilities across in the Army appear at Carson with the arrival of the 611th Field Artillery Battalion (Pack) and Upon arrival at a WTB, Soldiers are required to make the globe. It is intended to provide recuperating service- the 35th Quartermaster Pack appointment with their transition coordinator to talk members with meaningful activity outside the hospital envi-about career, education and work opportunities. The Career ronment to enhance their wellness and support their return May 14, 1954 — Fort Carson personnel detonateand Education Readiness program provides the guidance, to duty or transition to the civilian workforce. The internships a mock atom bomb to provide the local communityadvocacy and oversight for this process. The program help servicemembers build their resumes, explore a glimpse into the nuclear age.offers a wide variety of career-readiness tools and resources employment interests, develop job skills and gain valuable May 1960 — The Outdoor Swimming Pool isto help Soldiers enter the next phase of their lives. federal government work experience that will prepare them constructed. The Career and Education Readiness program has for the future. The program simultaneously enables partici- May 31, 1960 — Ceremonies are held tofour career tracks: pating federal agencies to benefit from the considerable welcome Maj. Gen. Ashton H. Manhart as the q Return to duty: Some Soldiers will have the talent and dedication of these recuperating Soldiers. new commander of Fort Carson.ability to return to duty. For those troops, time is spent There is no promise of permanent employment with any May 1961 — The Fort Carson communityon refresher and additional Army training. The WTB agency upon completion of an OWF assignment. However, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Medalrecognizes how important it is for Soldiers to keep up an OWF internship is an opportunity for a motivated of Honor with events honoring recipients.with their skills and physical fitness so they will have no Soldier to impress leaders, supervisors and managers inproblem returning to their military units. a federal agency. Offers of full-time employment to May 1973 — Operation Quick Switch, an air q Return to duty with a new military occupational Soldiers completing an internship are not unprecedented. mobility joint training exercise, involving Fort Carson, Fort Lewis, Wash., and the Air Force is held.specialty: Other Soldiers may have the opportunity Overall, the goal of the CER program is to enlighten,to continue to serve in the Army, but must retrain strengthen and enable Soldiers as they transition. By May 18, 1973 — The Fort Carson community andfor a new specialty. In particular, the CER program broadening their horizons and helping Soldiers maintain a 4th Infantry Division celebrate Armed Forces Day 73.helps these people pursue certifications that will aid positive attitude, our wounded, ill or injured servicemembers May 1978 — 4th Infantry Division staff andthem in their new chosen field. find they can continue to serve in other branches, as veterans Fort Carson personnel conduct exercise Sky q Separate from the Army: Soldiers preparing to and as productive members of our civilian community. Check II to evaluate attack readiness. The person pictured is not an actual service member MULTICAM® GORTEX GEN II ECWS PARKS $149.95 TROUSERS $99.95 Become a fan of the Colorado Springs Business Journal on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CSBizJournal Get breaking news and headlines throughout the day, learn about upcoming events, special offers and more!
  • 28. May 4, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 29Softball season begins Monday Story and photos by Walt Johnson Mountaineer staff The Fort Carson intramural softball season began with anearly bird tournament featuring 26 teams April 27-Saturday. The post intramural season is scheduled to begin Mondaywith a rematch of last year’s championship game as the 759thMilitary Police Battalion battles the Directorate of Familyand Morale, Welfare and Recreation at 6 p.m. GarrisonCommand Sgt. Maj. James A. Kilpatrick is scheduled tothrow out the first pitch. The softball season will continuethrough August. Following the lone 6 p.m. contest, the regular seasonwill jump into full swing with games on each of the eightsoftball fields. The story of the early season is going to be the preseasontournament that Amber Zurita, intramural sports director, puttogether to provide teams a chance to assess where they are andhow much work they will need to be competitive this season. “We got 28 teams for the preseason softball tournamentand that’s real nice,” said Kevin Sosa, 64th Brigade SupportBattalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, and 4th InfantryDivision. “Hopefully we can keep up this kind of participationfor the whole year. “I like this early bird tournament because it gives us achance to get a feel for the umpires, and for the umpires toget a feel for us. I hope they ... have a tournament like thisevery year,” he said. Other players were just as excited as the 64th BSB teamto get in some early season games and see how well their unitmatches up with the competition. Heather Effleck, coach of the “Sons of Pitches”team, believes her team may be one of the surprise teamsin the league. “We have actually been practicing as a team for the pastmonth (and) also been scrimmaging against other teams onpost,” she said. “The scrimmages have been really lighthearted,nothing intense, but we just want to play a little softball. Whatwe learn from the scrimmages is the team is coming togethervery well. We had two scrimmages and we wanted to do thingsto see where we stand as a team. We felt coming out of thescrimmages we were really starting to come together as a team.” Effleck said that if her team continues to play the gameas effectively as they have they will have a successful year.She said the one thing she likes about her team is its abilityto be versatile. “I would say this team could be very good defensively,but I also realize that if we are spot on with our hitting andwe put the ball in play and force teams to make errors, wecan really be a very good offensive team also,” Effleck said.“One of (the) things we know we want to do is to be able toget into a good groove that will allow us to play the way we A runner gets thrown out at home plate during the early bird softball tournament Saturday at thelike to play all year.” Mountain Post Sports Complex. A runner makes it safely into second base during the early bird softball tournament at the Mountain Post Sports Complex.
  • 29. 30 MOUNTAINEER — May 4, 2012Mountaineer Athlete of the Week Ryan Tremblay Intramural softball player Ryan Tremblay does not have the childhood memories of playing football because the weather in northern Maine, where the ground freezes as early as September, prohibited him, and others he grew up with, from playing the game of football like most young men do in the early fall. When did you begin playing sports? I started playing sports when I was about 6 years old. I started out playing soccer. As I got older, I played a little bit of baseball and then I started playing other sports. What other sports did you play growing up? I played a lot of tennis and some volleyball and I also played football some. Where I grew up we really didn’t have much of a chance to play high school football because the ground froze too early in the year in northern Maine. What is your favorite personal sports moment? I don’t know if I really have a favorite because I have a lot of good memories from playing sports. But if I had to pick one, I would pick when I was in the Marine Corps and we had a unit soccer team that went undefeated one season. What is your favorite professional sports moment? The New England Patriots are my favorite professional sports team and my favorite moment was when Adam Vinatieri hit that 46-yard field goal in 2002 to beat the St. Louis Rams and win the Super Bowl. If you could spend a day with any athlete, who would it be? The easy pick would be Tom Brady, but I think I really would like to meet Roger Clemens. With everything that he’s done to (prolong) his career and lately with him having to stand up for himself (facing charges that he lied to Congress in 2008 about never using steroids or human growth hormone), I would like to talk to him about his work ethic and how he intimidated people on the mound. Photo by Walt Johnson Whatever you’re looking for, look no further than Goodwill. Drive all over town or search the Internet – you’ll pay more for the same things you’ll find at Goodwill. Shop with us. Your money stays here, helping others in need. Try finding that online. Aspen Dental GREAT CHINA TriCare Prime offers off-base Associates BUFFET routine eye examination benefit! Complete Family Super Buffet Voted Best in the Springs No out-of-pocket cost for an eye exam for glasses! Dental Care Featuring All You Can Eat Chinese, American and Japanese Cuisine MILITARY INSURANCE (Dependents, Active-Duty, Reserve accepted) referral is No Primary Care S. Wahsatch Ave. E. Pikes Peak call for necessary. Simply . E. Pikes an appointment E. Colorado Ave. Peak Ave. WE NOW OFFER TAKE-OUT FROM OUR MENU & BUFFET* *Charge per pound The doctors next to LensCrafters are contracted Santa Fe 572-8009 Railroad Homburg Tricare Prime Providers. They offer three convenient Station Airport Bldg. Colorado Springs Locations for eye examinations. Exam S. Academy Blvd Satellite includes digital retinal imaging at no additional cost. Powers Blvd Gregory D. Mock, D.D.S. Hotel Circle Dr Michael E. Gilbert, D.D.S. 628 South Academy Blvd. Exit 25 Great China Southside Between Northside 139 Buffet Fountain 24 559 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 203 Colorado Springs, CO 80903 LUNCH DINNER 598-1392 548-8717 598-5068 Monday-Sunday Monday-Saturday 4:00pm-9:30pm TriCare Standard, TriCare Reserve and TriCare for Life also accepted. Prescriptions may be filled 11:00am-3:45pm Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm anywhere. Contact lens evaluation available for additional cost. Call for program details.
  • 30. May 4, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 31On the BenchArmygrapplernamedwrestlerof year By Walt Johnson Mountaineer staff World Class Athlete Program wrestlerJustin Lester has been named the 2011 Greco-Roman Wrestler of the Year by USA Wrestling. Lester is only the second Army wrestler towin the prestigious honor since 1993. FellowWCAP wrestler Dremiel Byers won the awardthree times (1999, 2002 and 2009). Lester iscoming off a fifth-place finish at the 2011 World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, in Photo by Walt JohnsonSeptember that helped the United States qualifyfor the 2012 Olympics in London this summer. Bouncing ball The Colorado Springs Sky Sox will host Members of the Youth Services Center soccer program follow the bouncing ball during soccer action SaturdayFort Carson Appreciation Night Friday. at Ironhorse Park. The Sky Sox play the Fresno Grizzlies, theSan Francisco Giants Triple-A affiliate, in agame at 6:05 p.m. at Security Services Field in Scholarship Fund Poker Run takes place May 19, The Colorado Rockies are offering militaryColorado Springs. Free ticket vouchers are available Armed Forces Day, in Southeast Colorado. members special ticket buys this Information, Tickets and Registration. The The entry fee will be $20 per person. Registration The next chance to take advantage of these dealsvouchers need to be exchanged for tickets at begins at 8 a.m. The event begins at Manzanola City is Friday-Sunday when military personnel canSecurity Service Field. The gates will open at Park at 10 a.m., and the course will include Fowler, purchase discount tickets in the outfield box, pavilion5 p.m. If the game is canceled, the tickets will be Olney Springs, Ordway, La Junta, and Rocky and upper reserved infield/outfield area for theirgood for admission to another game this year. Ford. Vasquez was raised in Manzanola and was Family and friends. The Atlanta Braves face The next Commanding General Golf Scramble assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry the Rockies at 6:40 p.m. Friday; 6:10 p.m. Saturdayis Friday at the Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club. Regiment at Fort Carson. He was killed in action and 1:10 p.m. Sunday. The event will begin with a shotgun start on his second deployment to Iraq June 5, 2005, by Tickets will be sold for $14 each (with a $3.50at 12:30 p.m. The event is a four-person teams an improvised explosive device blast. service charge per order), a discount from the usualconcept, according to golf course officials. Call Proceeds from the poker run will benefit range of $19-$39.526-4102 to reserve a spot. The golf course is the scholarship fund. For more information or to Call the Rockies at 303-ROCKIES, ask for thescheduled to hold a CG golf scramble each request a registration form contact Vicki Bosley at military discount and provide reference numbermonth through September. 719-469-5083 or Jennifer Vasquez at 719-469-3148. 21231258 to take advantage of the offer. This The Staff Sgt. Justin L. Vasquez Memorial Registration is also available the day of the event. offer is not available on a walk-up basis. The 2012 National Physique Committee GNC Southern Colorado and Armed Forces Natural Bodybuilding/Figure/Bikini/Physique championships will be held in Colorado Springs, May 17. The event features some of the top military athletes from Colorado, New Mexico and Nebraska, among other places. It is one of the premier events of the NPC season and traditionally Fort Carson members have done well at this event. The event takes place at Doherty High School, on Barnes Road. Prejudging begins at 10:30 a.m. and the finals begin at 6 p.m. Visit for tickets. The Colorado Springs Flames football team begins regular season play Saturday. The Flames host the North Metro Thunder at 7 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs. The Flames have designated May 19 as military appreciation night when they host the Denver Pirates at 7 p.m. The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation has announced the bowling and golf award winners for April. Anthony Scribner was the winner of the golf award while H.J. Paszek is the winner of the bowling award. The first major golf event of the year Photo by Walt Johnson will take place when the golf course hosts the Super grill Two-Man Best Championships, May 19-20. Andy Scott grills hot dogs and hamburgers on the Superman Grill that was built by Fort Carson Soldiers while The May 19 event is a qualifying event with the deployed to Afghanistan. Scott said the grill, which was used to help boost morale while the troops were deployed May 20 event devoted to competing against teams near Kandahar last year, will be used at the Mountain Post Sports Complex during the upcoming softball season. in each flight. After the May 20 competition, teams will vie for $800 in prize money.
  • 31. 32 MOUNTAINEER — May 4, 2012 Food and entertainment Casa Bonita restaurant is in a pink palace-like Casa Bonita — building with a bell tower at 6715 W. Colfax Street, in the Denver area. a Denver icon Story and photos by Nel Lampe bring a basket of Mountaineer staff sopapillas — deep-fried squares of dough, For a few hours of family-friendly which serve as dessert entertainment, visit an unusual Mexican when drizzled with food theme restaurant in the Denver honey. The server area — Casa Bonita. will bring more A theme restaurant before the term came sopapillas — just raise into popular use, Casa Bonita was created the flag on the table to in a former department store in a strip mall summon a server. on West Colfax Street, with a theme Children will be “Mexican village at night,” complete with anxious to finish eating fireflies and stars against a black sky. There to start exploring the is a waterfall, a nearby stage where skits are village, which is performed, cliff divers, a wishing well, designed with children puppet shows, a scary cave and various in mind. Casa Bonita dining rooms, such as the cavern or mine. Eat also has a gift shop, in a palace or a straw hut by the waterfall. caricature artist and an Fans of television’s “South Park” may arcade. There’s a jail remember the “Casa Bonita” episode 11 of where visitors can have the seventh season, when Eric Cartman plotted their picture made and to get invited to Kyle’s birthday party being a photo studio in which held at the popular Denver restaurant. visitors can dress in Buying a meal is the price of admission old-fashioned clothes to the village and its attractions, and everyone for a photo session. older than 2 must purchase a meal. The Denver Casa Food is mostly of the Mexican variety Bonita has been although there’s a couple of “gringo”meal drawing crowds since choices — country-fried steak or fried 1974. The restaurant is chicken breast at $12.49 each. The “all you one of four restaurants can eat deluxe dinner,” chicken or beef, is built by Bill Waugh, served with sides, and as many refills as who had heard about a wanted, for $13.79. Other menu items Mexican cantina that attracted soldiers who include enchilada, chile rellenos, burrito wanted to relax and forget about their troubles. or fajitas platters and taco or nacho salad. Three children’s plates for “little amigos” Each of his restaurants was built as a version of that story, as Waugh added more and more Just the Facts are on the menu for those under 12 and cost elaborate details and entertainment to each • TRAVEL TIME — about an hour about $5 each. restaurant. The first restaurant was built in Soft drinks are available in the serving Little Rock, Ark. He built two more in • FOR AGES — anyone line, from the bar or by asking the server. Oklahoma before building the Denver area • TYPE — theme restaurant Fried ice cream is also available — order restaurant, the most elaborate. from the server. Birthday parties can be arranged at • FUN FACTOR — ★★★★ Visitors enter the restaurant, which is a Casa Bonita; call 303-232-5115. (Out of 5 stars) pink palace-type structure with an 85-foot Casa Bonita is open seven days a week at bell tower, topped by a statue of Mexico’s 11 a.m. Sunday-Thursday, it closes at 9 p.m. • WALLET DAMAGE — $$$ last emperor. The tower is trimmed in white Friday-Saturday, it closes at 10 p.m. with hundreds of small white lights. To reach Casa Bonita, 6715 W. Colfax Ave., $ = Less than $20 Inside is the Mexican village, with palm take Interstate 25 north to Denver, take the $$ = $21 to $40 trees and flowers throughout. Turn left and Colfax Avenue exit and go west to the 6700 $$$ = $41 to $60 follow the path to get in line. During busy block. The restaurant is in the Bell Tower Plaza $$$$ = $61 to $80 times there may be long lines, but Sunday — watch for the pink bell tower landmark on (BASED ON A FAMILY OF FOUR) afternoon’s line only had about 20 diners the north side of the street. There’s plenty of waiting. Paper menus are available in boxes parking in the lot in front of the restaurant. along the queue line. Arriving at the ordering station, give the attendant the order and continue to the serving line. Pick up a tray and silverware and when you arrive at the serving station an attendant will put the order on the tray. Beef fajitas are a An attendant assists diners by carrying a popular choice from tray and escorting families to the assigned a menu of a dozen table. If seated near the waterfall, diners food choices, including will be able to watch the skits and divers country-fried steak or while eating — there’s a new show every chicken breast. There’s 15 minutes. The schedule is on a placard at also a children’s menu. the table. If not seated near the waterfall, The meal is the only catch a few shows after the meal. admission required At the end of the meal, the server will at Casa Bonita.
  • 32. May 4, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 33Above: One of the divers clingsto the rocks before diving intothe water during a show. Below: Visitors walk through the Mexican village that has palm trees, flowers and Mexican-style architecture. Visitors can walk behind the waterfall between shows at Casa Bonita. Places to see in the Pikes Peak area.
  • 33. 34 MOUNTAINEER — May 4, 2012 GET programs. A donation of $3 for an individual or 1901 and was recently restored, molded and Out $5 for a family is suggested. Park at Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1200 Cresta Road and cast at the resource center and remounted in a more modern pose based on recent ride the free shuttle. Call 385-6086 or visit science. The skeleton is on display at 201 S. Fairview St. in Woodland Park. Regular admission is $11.50 for adults and children Pikes Peak Center — Upcoming events at 5-12 are charged $7.50. The center is open the theater are: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday • Carmina Burana Festival is Sunday. hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Royal Gorge Park and Bridge offers a military • “Cirque Dreams: Pop Goes the Rock” discount during May. May is military is May 13. The 74th annual Music and Blossom Festival in appreciation month at the attraction near Cañon • The Colorado Springs Children’s Cañon City runs through Sunday, with a City. All active-duty and retired military with Chorale: “Red, White & Broadway” is June 3. parade Saturday, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at 3rd identification, along with their Families, get in • Celtic Thunder will be in Pikes Peak and Main streets. The parade has more than for half price — regular admission is $26 for Center Nov. 18. 100 entries, including 25 marching bands. There’s adults and $20 for children. Hours are 10 a.m. For tickets to any of these events, call 520- a carnival next to the County Fairground that to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. SHOW or visit the box office at 190 S. Cascade Ave. opens Friday at 5 pm. Carnival hours Saturday- Saturday-Sunday. To reach Royal Gorge Bridge, Sunday are noon-midnight. There will be food take Highway 115 south to the small town Fort Carson’s Community Theatre presents vendors on Main Street, at Veterans Park and of Penrose, then take Highway 50 west about “George Orwell’s Animal Farm,” based on on the fair ground. 10 miles; watch for the large sign for the bridge a 1945 novella by George Orwell. The drama and take a left on County Road 3A. It’s about runs May 18-19, 25-26 and June 1-2 in the Events coming to Denver include: three miles to the bridge. Freedom Performing Arts Center. Tickets are • “Jersey Boys” will be in the Buell $5 for military identification cardholders in Theatre July 17-Aug. 11. This musical winnerFountain Creek Nature Center’s Family Fun advance at the Information, Tickets and of Tony, Grammy and Olivier Awards tells the Day is Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Experience Registration office in the Outdoor Recreation story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. a day outdoors along the nature trails around Center, call 526-5366. Tickets at the door Call 303-893-4100 for tickets. the center and participate in activities, such as are $7. For non-identification holders, • “Ring of Fire,” the music of Johnny face painting, old-fashioned games, an obstacle tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Cash is created by Richard Maltby Jr., course, puppet shows, kite building, s’mores The show begins at 7 p.m. featuring 36 of the singer’s songs. It will made in a solar oven and bluegrass music. Free be in the Stage Theatre until May 13. Call lunch is provided with admission, which is $5 Professional Bull Riders host the Built Ford 303-893-4100 for tickets. for nonmembers. The event is free to active-duty Tough Series in Pueblo May 18-20, at the • “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now military families with identification. No Colorado State Fair Events Center. The May 18 Change” is in the Garner Galleria Theatre reservations necessary. Call 620-6745 for event is at 8 p.m., May 19 is at 7 p.m. and May through June 24. Tickets are available at information. To reach the park, take Gate 20 20’s event is at 2 p.m. Tickets for the Pueblo Denver Center Attractions, 303-893-4100. over the interstate, then Highway 16 to Highway event start at $15 and are available at the events 85/87, and head south. The Fountain Creek center box office, DaVinci Machines Exhibition — is at the Denver Nature Center is on the right. or by phone at 800-745-3000. Pavilions through September. On loan from the Museum of Leonardo DaVinci in Florence, Italy,Armed Forces Week Concert, presented by the Air World Arena presents — “Batman Live” is Oct. the exhibition will be next to H&M in Denver Force Academy Band, is May 15, at 7:30 p.m. at 23-24. Tickets are now on sale at 520-SHOW. Pavilions, which is on the 16th Street Mall, in the Pikes Peak Center. Free tickets can be picked the former Virgin Record Store. More than 60 up at the World Arena box office or the Pikes The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center offers handcrafted exhibits are replicas built from Peak Center box office while quantities last. free general admission on the third Tuesday of DaVinci’s 500-year-old designs. Admission to each month. The next public free day is May 15. the exhibit is $14 for adults, $11 for students,The 19th annual Hummingbird Festival is May 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free guided tours are at military and seniors; children 5-10 are $9. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Starsmore Discovery 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 6 p.m. The Fine Arts Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road. This Center is at 30 W. Dale St.; call 634-5581. 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