Vol. 70 No. 20 May 18, 2012 Word of the month: Sacrifice Grosso assumes command of garrison Story and photo by Andrea Sutherland Mountaineer staff Col. Robert F. McLaughlin passed the garrison colors during a May 10 change of command ceremony on Founders Field. The symbolic passing solidified McLaughlin’s departure and welcomed Col. David Grosso as Fort Carson’s newest garrison commander. “The garrison commander is an invaluable and essential part of our team. It’s an extremely complex and demanding position,” said Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson. Anderson thanked McLaughlin for his three years of service as the garrison commander, but assured the community they were receiving an equally qualified leader in Grosso. “Dave is a combat-tested and proven leader,” Anderson said. “I have the utmost confidence that Dave will take charge with ease and give 110-percent effort in order to provide the same level of care and support that our Soldiers and Families have become accustomed to.” Previously the deputy commander of the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Carson, Grosso said he was looking forward to working with the Fort Carson and Pikes Peak community to continue meeting the needs of Soldiers and their Families. “Any success I’ve ever experienced came about because of the Soldiers I’ve served with,” said Grosso during his first address to the Fort Carson community. “We have been given much here at Fort Carson,” he said. “Fort Carson and Colorado Springs can continue to expect much from the U.S.Col. David Grosso, left, passes the garrison colors to Command Sgt. Maj. James A. Kilpatrick, garrison senior enlisted Army Garrison and from myself.”leader, during a May 10 change of command ceremony at Founders Field. Grosso replaces Col. Robert F. McLaughlin See Grosso on Page 4as garrison commander. Message board INSIDE The Asian Pacific American Heritage Month observance is Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Elkhorn Conference Center. Pages 24-25 Pages 7 Page 15
2 MOUNTAINEER — May 18, 2012 MOUNTAINEER Ironhorse 7Commanding General: Be proud of ‘Ivy’ Division heritage Maj. Gen. Joseph AndersonGarrison Commander: Col. David L. GrossoFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: Dee McNutt By Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Stall uniform they wore. TheseChief, Print and Web Communications: Senior enlisted leader, are the same kinds of Rick Emert 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson leaders we need as we lookEditor: Devin Fisher toward the future of our In the six months I have served as the command sergeant Army and our nation.Staff writer: Andrea Sutherland major for the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, I am The Army is changing.Happenings: Nel Lampe impressed with what I have seen. Across our ranks, great In five years, it will lookSports writer: Walt Johnson men and women in uniform are getting at it. We have a lot nothing like the one youLayout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall of great leaders, as well as a number of junior Soldiers, see today. The reason is this who are giving their junior leaders a run for their money. — there will be 70,000 There are people who say that this generation of fewer Soldiers in our ranks, This commercial enterprise newspaper isan authorized publication for members of the Soldiers cannot compare to the “Greatest Generation” and those who remain willDepartment of Defense. Contents of the of World War II — I am not one of those people. have to work harder thanMountaineer are not necessarily the official We are an all-volunteer fighting force, which has ever before. There will beview of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government orthe Department of the Army. Printed circulation endured multiple deployments to two very different combat theaters in the past 11 years. “Ironhorse” Soldiers have officers, noncommissioned officers and Soldiers Stallis 12,000 copies. The editorial content of the borne the same brunt of war as their predecessors, for a ordered to leave our formations because they are not cuttingMountaineer is the responsibility of the Public greater duration. You have battled through the ugliness of it — troops who’ve failed to live up to their end of theAffairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119, war to find the goodness in restoring hope to others. Your bargain. In the past, Soldiers with discipline issues and lowTel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address is blood and sweat have enabled people from around the world standards were maintained because we were fighting email@example.com. to live a safer, more stable, way of life. You have written two-front war — that is no longer the case. It is up to the The Mountaineer is posted on theInternet at http://csmng.com. new chapters in the division’s 94-year history, spanning leaders of this great division to conduct an honest assessment The Mountaineer is an unofficial from its formation at the onset of and determine which Soldiers should be retained. It is uppublication authorized by AR 360-1. The World War I to the most recent to you, as leaders, to coach, train and mentor those troopsMountaineer is printed by Colorado SpringsMilitary Newspaper Group, a private firm in Your blood deployment of the 4th Brigade Combat Team to Afghanistan in to a standard of excellence uncommon in recent years. You need to educate your Soldiers and encourage their growth,no way connected with the Department of theArmy, under exclusive written contract withFort Carson. It is published 49 times per year. and sweat support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Be proud of your for they will be the ones doing your work in the future. 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May 18, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 3Engineers return from Bahrain Story and photo by Andrea Sutherland Mountaineer staff Sara Lenge said she completed her degree in animal science and began working at a veterinary clinic while her husband, Sgt. Charles Cheesman, In the early morning hours May 10, 115 was away.Soldiers from 615th Engineer Company, 52nd Eng. Melissa Parker kept her children, Maverick, 2,Battalion, returned home. and Gabriel, 6, busy throughout their father’s absence. Family, friends and fellow Soldiers gathered at “It’s been crazy,” she said. “This is our firstthe Special Events Center to welcome the engineers, deployment, but the boys did great.”who spent the last year in Bahrain where they Gabriel said he was excited to have his fatherparticipated in security force missions with the home so they could go to the park together.Bahraini army. Once they were finally able to embrace and hold “Tonight, we welcome home the great men and their loved ones, some spouses were speechless.women of the 615th Eng. Company,” said Col. Ryan “I’m shaking,” said Nicole Dennis as sheGonsalves, deputy commanding general for maneuver, clung to her Soldier, Spc. Greg Dennis. “This is4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, during the the best day.”ceremony. “No matter where you serve, no matter Tiffany Baxter welcomed home her husband,what you do, we want to thank you.” Spc. Thomas Baxter. “The deployment was great,” said Spc. Jessica “It’s late. I’m tired. I’m ready to go home,”Bruce, medic. “Being home, it feels surreal. It doesn’t Thomas Baxter said.feel like it’s happened. For the last year, home has Before he could leave, though, Thomasbeen a tent.” Baxter’s commanders held an impromptu promotion Bruce said the engineers spent the first four ceremony for the specialist.months of their deployment in Kuwait, training with Cradling their 1-year-old daughter, Tiffany BaxterKuwait’s army and building guard shacks. pinned a sergeant patch to her husband’s uniform. “In Bahrain, the mission changed,” she said. Despite being sleep deprived, Lynn Willey said Engineers worked alongside Navy and Air Force she was thrilled to welcome her daughter, 1st Lt.servicemembers as well as Bahraini soldiers on joint Leslie Willey home.force missions securing Shaikh Isa Air Base. “I saw her a year ago,” Lynn Willey said. “It’s “Working with all of the different forces, it felt wonderful to have her home. This is the bestkind of homey,” Bruce said. “I don’t regret one second Mother’s Day present ever.”of the past year.” “It was a long trip (home),” Leslie Willey said. Tiffany Baxter pins her husband, Thomas Baxter, after Family members anxious to see their Soldiers said “It’s been a long year. I’m glad (the Soldiers) all welcoming him home, May 10. Thomas Baxter, 615th Engineerthe past year brought challenges, but also growth. got home safely.” Company, was promoted from specialist to sergeant.
4 MOUNTAINEER — May 18, 2012 GrossoGC dedicated to from Page 1 Grosso thanked McLaughlin for his guidance as Grosso prepared to take command.Soldiers, Family Story and photo by Andrea Sutherland “Bob, you’ve set the bar high,” he said. “You’re a professional through and through and I could not have asked for a better friend and mentor.” McLaughlin took command in 2009 during a time of immense change. “Bob’s leadership was essential to the Mountaineer staff transformation and growth of (Fort Carson),” Anderson said. Col. David Grosso knows leading the Fort Carson Anderson touted McLaughlin’s accomplish-garrison is an important and esteemed position. ments, including overseeing the thousands of 4th “I get the privilege of commanding this Army Inf. Div. troops to Fort Carson from Fort Hood,garrison,” he said. “It is a privilege to work in a Texas. McLaughlin also upgraded infrastructureposition that directly influences Soldiers, Families on post, which improved traffic as well as facilitiesand civilians.” for Soldier and Family programs. Anderson said Assuming command May 10, Grosso said that he McLaughlin’s efforts to build relationships withremains committed to supporting the entire Fort the Pikes Peak communities helped Fort CarsonCarson community. reach many long-term goals and fostered a “I’m looking forward to working with the garrison positive working relationship.team as well as Soldiers, Family members and “His hands-on leadership style and maturecivilians,” he said. judgment both produced a positive command Grosso said that his 30 years of military experience climate while focusing his team on the preparationhave prepared him for the position. and synchronization of this installation’s In 1981, Grosso enlisted in the Army and served growth,” Anderson said. “Bob’s team-playerseven years as a Soldier and noncommissioned attitude allowed the division to successfullyofficer. After graduating from the University of relocate, deploy, redeploy and conduct numerousNew Hampshire, Grosso was commissioned as an missions with unwavering garrison support.”infantry lieutenant. During his farewell speech, McLaughlin said He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political he was proud of the Soldiers, Fort Carsonscience from the University of New Hampshire community and the Pikes Peak community.and a Master of Science in leader development and “Today, it feels like a family reunion,” hecounseling from Long Island University. He also said. “Many of you are just like family to me.completed an Army fellowship in the Korbel School … Families are close. They look out for eachof International Studies at the University of Denver. other. They take care of each other. And of Grosso’s military resume is also extensive. He course, there is a little bit of dysfunction tois a graduate of the Army Command and General Col. David Grosso, garrison commander, addresses keep things interesting.”Staff College, the Army Airborne School, the the audience during the May 10 change of command McLaughlin thanked numerous military andArmy Ranger School, the Army Special Forces ceremony at Founders Field. Grosso previously served civilian leaders as well as the members of his staff.Qualification Course and Special Forces Officer as the deputy commander of the 10th Special Forces “In the beginning, (I was) peppered withQualification Course. He completed the Special Group (Airborne) at Fort Carson. tasks and acronyms that I didn’t understand. … IForces Advanced Reconnaissance and Target Analysis really didn’t know if I would make it, but theand Exploitation Training Course, the Army Grosso served as the deputy commander of the 10th team here, the community and my Family allPathfinder Course, the Army Jungle Warfare School Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Carson. kept me on track,” he said.and the Army Jumpmaster Course. Despite his accomplishments, Grosso said he Upon leaving Fort Carson, McLaughlin will Throughout his career, Grosso served with knows the garrison commander position will come deploy to Afghanistan as the chief of staff forseveral units, including numerous special operations with its own set of tests. U.S. Forces-Afghanistan.forces units. He’s deployed overseas multiple times “Col. (Robert F.) McLaughlin and his team and In his final remarks, McLaughlin gave hisin support of operations Desert Storm, Iraqi the leaders of the 4th Infantry Division have prepared successor some encouraging words.Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He also served in me for the ongoing projects and challenges,” he said. “Dave, I wish you the best of luck. I’m excitedBosnia as part of operations Joint Endeavor and Grosso wants the community to know that he is about the future and what you and Maj. Gen.Joint Guard; the Democratic Republic of Congo as dedicated to their needs. Anderson will accomplish together,” he said.part of Operation Guardian Retrieval; and the former “I’ve been a Soldier for 30 years. I’m a father,” he “I’m extremely proud and honored to be a memberRepublic of Georgia as part of the Georgia Train said. “I know the challenges and I’m looking forward of this community. Together, you have made Fortand Equip Program. to working with the community to support Soldiers Carson ‘The Best Hometown in the Army — Prior to taking over as garrison commander, and Families.” Home of America’s Best.’” Lt. Dan Zoo holds EFMP event returns Exceptional Family Member Program entertainment, complimentary food and rides. Access to the keepers and other staff will hopefully give The Fort Carson Exceptional Family Member Families a night they won’t soon forget. Program is working in partnership with the Cheyenne Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has provided the Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band Mountain Zoo to participate in its eighth annual Fort Carson EFMP a limited number of invitations perform Saturday at Ironhorse Park at Dreamnight at the Zoo June 1 to Dreamnight at the Zoo. 7 p.m. from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Due to the special nature of Put on by the USO and the Directorate The invitation only, this event and the limited of Family and Morale, Welfare and entrance-free evening at the zoo availability of invitations, Recreation, the concert is open to all is exclusively for children with eligibility will be determined Department of Defense identification card- critical or chronic illnesses, by EFMP staff based on holders and their guests. children with disabilities and information documented in “One of the goals of both our their parents and siblings. the EFMP enrollment. organizations is to provide support to our Fort Carson EFMP Dreamnight started in troops and Families through professional Families interested in partici- 1996 as a partnership entertainment,” said Ann Edinger, chief, pating in the event should between the Rotterdam Zoo DFMWR Events and Entertainment. “Gary’s contact Jessica Brown at and Sophia Children’s work supports Soldiers and Families throughout 526-4590/6588 or email Hospital in the Netherlands. the year through concerts and many other jessica.m.brown3.ctr@us. Since that time, Dreamnight programs. We look forward to a great concert.” army.mil by May 29. at the Zoo has grown to Follow weather updates and changes Children attending the become an international event in location on Facebook at http://www. event are treated like VIPs, allowing them to get involving more than 240 zoos, wildlife parks and facebook.com/CarsonDFMWR. a more intimate view of the zoo to include aquariums in more than 35 countries.
May 18, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 5Wounded warriors reunite with formation Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch From left, Lt. Col. Nicholas Palarino,2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs commander, Rear Office, 4th Infantry Division Detachment, 2nd Brigade Combat Their journey began approximately 10 Team, 4th Infantrymonths ago in the Agrhandab River Valley, Division, leads Staffnear Kandahar, Afghanistan, when Staff Sgt. Sgt. Jason Searles,Jason Searles, Sgt. Eric Trueblood and Pfc. Fort Carson WarriorJeffrey Brown sustained injuries during a Transition Battalion,patrol, forcing them to leave their brothers- and Sgt. Ericin-arms and return home. Trueblood and Pfc. Jeffrey Brown, The wounded warriors greeted redeploying both assigned toSoldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th the San AntonioInfantry Division, participating in their unit’s Medical Clinicwelcome home ceremony and returning to the Warrior Transitionformation, May 6. Battalion in Texas; “It’s everything to me,” Brown said. “I to a formationhave been waiting on this for quite a while.” of redeployed Due to their injuries, Searles completed “Warhorse” Soldiersrehabilitation at Walter Reed National during a welcomeMilitary Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., home ceremony at the Special Eventsand recently transferred to the Fort Carson Center, May 7.Warrior Transition Battalion, while Truebloodand Brown continue rehabilitation at San Antonio As the Warhorse Soldiers exited their plane, their Reuniting with their comrades on the flightMedical Center in Texas. injured comrades welcomed the troops home with line, the wounded warriors joined the Soldiers in the Searles said seeing his company back safe hugs and smiles. redeployment processing, reminiscing about the pastprovided closure, and he welcomed the opportunity “It was really good to see them, and I couldn’t be and catching up on current events.to reunite with his “Warhorse” Family. happier they are doing so well,” said Sgt. 1st Class Justin Following a safety brief, everyone loaded up on “It was a great feeling seeing them come home,” Larson, platoon sergeant, Company C, 1st Battalion, See Reunite on Page 8said Searles. “It felt like I was coming back home, too.” 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd BCT.
6 MOUNTAINEER — May 18, 2012Miscellaneous 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 Thursday 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: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Supply CSDP checklist and go over supply proce- Wolf Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. dures and trends. Contact Rene Ayon at 503-0172 or 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. email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. The Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. target audience is supply sergeants and clerks; supply officers are welcome. Walk-ins will be accepted. Warfighter Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.Self-Help Weed Control Program — Department of (Wilderness Road Complex) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Defense regulations require training for people Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. applying pesticides on military installations. Units LaRochelle Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. interested in participating in the program must 10th SFG(A) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. send Soldiers for training on the proper handling, Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. transportation and application of herbicides. Once individuals are properly trained by the Directorate Directorate of Public Works services — DPW is building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from of Public Works base operations contractor, responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA Soldiers can be issued the appropriate products Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance processes to include turning in excess property, and equipment so units can treat weeds in rocked of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and reutilizing government property, web-based tools areas around their unit facilities. Weed control cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone available, special handling of property and training sessions for Soldiers are available the first numbers and points of contact for services: environmental needs. To schedule an orientation, and third Monday of the month, May-September, • Facility repair/service orders — Fort contact Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo. from 10 a.m. to noon in building 3708. Products Carson Support Services service order desk can be email@example.com for receiving/turn in; Mike and equipment will be available for Soldiers on a reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergencies Welsh at firstname.lastname@example.org for reutilization/web hand receipt. Each unit may send up to five people or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, tools; or Rufus Guillory at email@example.com. for training. Call 492-0166 for more information. damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to noonFinance travel processing — All inbound and • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric the second and third Wednesday of each month at outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. the Joel Hefley Community Center conference room, Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family firstname.lastname@example.org when needing trash containers, trash 6800 Prussman Ave. The Retirement Services Office member travel, travel advance pay and travel pay is overflowing or emergency service is required. recommends spouses accompany Soldiers to the inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan briefing. Call 526-2840 for more information. Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information. Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ Reassignment briefings — are held TuesdaysFirst Sergeants’ Barracks Program — is located in mail.mil for service needs or to report complaints. for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays for building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours of • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan personnel being reassigned stateside. The briefings operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ are held in building 1129, Freedom Performing Arts office assists Soldiers with room assignments and @mail.mil. Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and briefings start at 7:30 terminations. For more information call 526-9735. • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — a.m. Soldiers are required to bring DepartmentSergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email of the Army Form 5118, signed by their unit Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third email@example.com. personnel section, and a pen to complete forms. Tuesday of each month at the Family Connection • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary Call 526-4730/4583 for more information. Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC is Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ Army ROTC Green to Gold briefings — are held open to all active members and those interested in @mail.mil. Use this number to obtain self-help the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon becoming future SAMC members. The club was tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. at the education center, building 1117, room 120. originally a U.S. Forces Command organization of • Base operations contracting officer Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs elite noncommissioned officers but is now an representative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. Armywide program for individuals who have met or email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the the criteria and have proven themselves to be on snow removal, grounds maintenance and first and third Wednesday of each month. Briefing outstanding NCOs through a board/leadership contractor response to service orders. sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier Readiness process. Contact the SAMC president, Staff Sgt. • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at Building, building 1042, room 244, on a first-come, Thomas Witt, at 526-5661 for more information. 524-0786 or email email@example.com to first-served basis. Soldiers must be within 120 daysCommand Evaluation and Training Team — request latrines, for service or to report damaged of their expiration term of service, but must attend COMET provides commanders at all levels with a or overturned latrines. the briefing no later than 30 days prior to their ETS responsive maintenance and supply assessment and The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — is or start of transition leave. Call 526-2240/8458. training tool that improves the combat effectiveness, able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays in readiness and efficiency of their units’ logistical 1430, room 240. During duty hours, Soldiers should building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m. programs. The team identifies supply and mainte- call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone number for after Soldiers must be specialist to staff sergeant from any nance weaknesses and problems, and provides hours, holidays and weekends is 719-358-3275. military occupational specialty, have a general individual and unit reinforcement training based on Questions can also be submitted by email to technical score of at least 107, be a U.S. citizen, score assessments. Results remain confidential for the unit FtCarsonTDS@gmail.com. Know your rights. 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test, and commander only. COMET provides assistance in Legal services — provided at the Soldier Readiness pass a Special Forces physical. Call 524-1461 or the majority of maintenance and supply management Processing site are for Soldiers undergoing the SRP visit the website at http://www.bragg.army.mil/sorb. areas with one-on-one training, and by conducting process. The SRP Legal Office will only provide follow-up visits. The team also conducts classes to powers of attorney or notary services to Soldiers Hours of Operation help strengthen supply skills and improve mainte- processing through the SRP. Retirees, Family nance readiness. Contact Tim Howarth at 503-3095 members and Soldiers not in the SRP process can • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from or firstname.lastname@example.org for information. receive legal assistance and powers of attorney at 7:30-10:30 a.m.Recycle incentive program — The Directorate of the main legal office located at 1633 Mekong St., • Initial and partial issues — Monday- Public Works has an incentive program to prevent building 6222, next to the Family Readiness Center. Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. recyclable waste from going to the landfill. Legal assistance prepares powers of attorney and • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards performs notary services on a walk-in basis from Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Carson 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for Fridays, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every • Full turn ins — by appointment only; call participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call Briefings 526-3321. 526-5898 for more information about the program. • Unit issues and turn ins — Call 526- Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training 5512/6477 for approval.BOSS meetings are — is held June 12-14 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Education Center hours of operation — Theheld the first and third the Family Readiness Center, building 6237, room Mountain Post Training and Education Center,Thursday of each 104. This training is required for all Soldiers asked building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows:month from 2-3:30 to perform this solemn duty. Per Army Regulation • Counselor Support Center — Monday-p.m. at The Foxhole. 600-8-1, this duty is limited to those in the ranks of Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11Contact Cpl. Rachael sergeant first class to command sergeant major, a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Robertson at 524-2677 chief warrant officer 2-5 and captain and above. No • Army Learning Center — Monday-or visit the BOSS office reservations are required to attend training. Classes Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.in room 106 of The Hub for more information. offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Call Jean • Defense Activity for NontraditionalText “follow CarsonBOSS” to 40404 to receive updates Graves at 526-5613/ 5614 for more information. Education Support and Army Personneland event information. Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency Testing — Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in 12:30-4:30 p.m.
8 MOUNTAINEER — May 18, 2012MPs hold officer board By 2nd Lt. Johnethan Mercer nominated junior officers to represent their units such as command supply discipline, command 759th Military Police Battalion standing before a board of the battalion’s most senior maintenance, Army programs, unit history and officers, including the operations officer, executive current events. Board members then scored each Leaders from 759th Military Police Battalion officer and battalion commander. candidate’s response based on knowledge, professionalimplemented a new program to put junior officers to The battalion sergeant major scrutinized the demeanor and the quality of their reply.the test, honing their leadership skills during the nominee’s Army Service Uniforms during a formal The board also graded the junior leaders onbattalion’s first officer of the quarter board. uniform inspection. their Army Physical Fitness Test scores and “Historically, Soldiers and noncommissioned Board members quizzed candidates on topics weapons qualification.officers have competed in monthly and To prepare for the board, candidatesquarterly competitions for the opportunity invested time in reviewing Army regula-to represent their unit at the next higher tions and field manuals, and took advicelevel,” said Sgt. Maj. Larry Orvis, 759th from their Soldiers and NCOs withMP senior enlisted leader. previous board experience. “These competitions bring out the best “I feel like the whole unit set me upin Soldiers and NCOs, promote excellence for success. It was really a team effort,” saidand provide units with greater esprit de inaugural board winner 1st Lt. Amandacorps, usually through rivalry.” Napolitani, platoon leader, 984th Military Orvis said considering the benefits these Police Company, 759th MP Bn.types of competitions bring to NCOs, it only Lt. Col. Christopher Burns, commander,made sense to provide the battalion’s junior 759th MP Bn., said he will continue to raiseofficers the same opportunity. the standard during upcoming boards to “As the Army becomes more stringent intensify the experience for future contenders.on promotions, specifically officers, there The battalion will conduct its next officer ofis no better way to set yourself apart than the quarter board competition this month.by winning a battalionwide competition The junior officers will share andamongst your peers” said Orvis. communicate the experience with peers, For the battalion’s first competition enhancing the knowledge base, camaraderieheld in March, company commanders and leadership skills throughout the battalion, he said. “The sky is the limit, but our intent is Officer of the quarter candidates from the to stress the importance of the direct759th Military Police Battalion stand at attention leader; officer or NCO, (it) doesn’t matter. as they are addressed by Lt. Col. Christopher I expect our junior officers to be striving Burns, battalion commander and president of to be the best Soldier in their formations,” the board, at the battalion headquarters. Burns said. “Our Soldiers should expect, Photo courtesy of 759th Military Police Battalion and deserve, this from our leaders.”Reunite other Soldiers when they come back.” 4th Inf. Div. to cover travel expenses Families and friends of Fort Carson.from Page 5 Warhorse Brigade issued orders to to and from their current WTB. The Soldiers stood at attention as Lt. authorize the temporary duty status of “They got me my orders to come Col. Nicholas Palarino, commander, Rearbuses taking them to the welcome home Trueblood and Brown, who were origi- here,” said Trueblood. “Everything is Detachment, 2nd BCT, led the woundedceremony at Fort Carson’s Special nally assigned to Company C, 1st Bn., paid for and covered, and I really warriors to the front of the formationEvents Center. 67th Armor Reg., so the Soldiers could appreciate it.” where three slots remained open. All wounded warriors should go attend the ceremony at Fort Carson. Before the ceremony, Maj. Gen. Falling into the ranks with theirthrough the experience of seeing their “We made it a point to never forget Joseph Anderson, commanding general, fellow comrades, standing shoulder tounit return and attend welcome home about them,” said Freeborg. “They 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson, greeted shoulder, Searles, Trueblood and Brownceremonies, said Capt. Chris Freeborg, know they will always be a part of the the warriors with a firm handshake joined in singing the Army Song andcommander, Rear Detachment, 1st Bn., ‘Death Dealer’ family.” and a pat on the back, sharing his the 4th Inf. Div. March.67th Armor Reg. Trueblood and Brown drove from gratitude for their service. “It was an honor and privilege to “If it is not a tradition, it should Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in vehicles With songs of military pride playing, see them fall back into the formation,”be,” said Freeborg. “The biggest impact specially modified by SAMC to the redeployed Soldiers entered the said Palarino. “Their recovery is alwaysthese guys have — and I don’t think accommodate their injuries. The Death Special Events Center through a cloud on our minds, and we are glad to havethey realize it — is they really inspire the Dealers coordinated with 2nd BCT and of smoke to loud cheers from Soldiers, them back.” Having an Open House? Let our readers know! 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10 MOUNTAINEER — May 18, 2012Top tankerscompete in Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Christopher Jelle 3rd Brigade Combat Team PublicSullivan Cup Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division FORT BENNING, Ga. — Fifteen four-man tank crews from armor units spanning the globe competed in the inaugural U.S. Army Sullivan Cup competition at Fort Benning, Ga., May 7-10. Two armor crew teams representing the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson entered the contest to vie for the honor to be the first of the Army’s best tankers. The armor community intends to fashion the Sullivan Cup after other prestigious Army competitions, such as Best Ranger and Best Sapper, to test armor Soldiers’ mental and physical strength and stamina, said Lt. Col. Mike Bramblett, commander, 1st Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment, 316th Cavalry Brigade, out of Fort Benning. “Where these other competitions are mainly on an individual, or at best, a buddy-team basis, the Sullivan Cup is a competition between crews,” Bramblett said. “It’s the crew interactions that make this as competitive as it is, just as it’s the crew that makes the tank as lethal as it is.” The competition will also motivate armor Soldiers to return their focus to core skills and training after more than a decade of unconventional warfare, he said. During counterinsurgency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, many armor troops spent deployments conducting foot patrols, rarely setting foot inside a tank. “I think it’s great for the Army,” said Sgt. 1st Class Jason Mayfield, a competitor from 2nd Battalion,A tank crew assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th 7th Infantry Reg., 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Inf.Infantry Division, prepare to engage pop-up targets with pistols on a small-arms range during the Sullivan Div., out of Fort Stewart, Ga. “It’s tankers going back toCup competition, May 9 at Fort Benning, Ga. doing tanker stuff.” Dr. Debbie Roubal DDS, P.C. “We have one simple goal – to make every person who walks through our door a patient for life” 830 Tenderfoot Hill Rd., Suite 250 (719) 636-1933 www.springsteeth.com
May 18, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 11 Staff Sgt. John Roberson, tank commander; Sgt. high-definition monitors hooked up to forwardAdam Maez, gunner; Spc. William Gunther, loader;and Pvt. Darren Rejonis, driver; represented “It was an honor to not looking infrared cameras — the same technology used inside the tanks themselves.Company D, 1st Bn., 68th Armor Reg., 3rd BCT,4th Inf. Div. Staff Sgt. Wilbert Martinez, tank only compete with, but The night-fire challenge lasted to the early morning, taking the competitors right into the finalcommander; Spc. Kelly Murphy, gunner; Pfc.Grant Hashimoto, loader; and Pfc. Ernest Shelton, to cheer for some of the day and the last task of the competition. Targets popped up in the far distance, requiringdriver; represented Company D, 1st Bn., 66th ArmorReg., 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div. best armor teams the the crews to use mounted machine guns and the M256 120 mm main gun. During the main-gun The Fort Carson teams registered and attended engagement, each team had five rounds to take downa reception the day before the competition. The nextmorning, the competition began with a physical Army has to offer.” three targets in a timed event. This was the favorite exercise of many of thefitness test followed by the first main armor event: — Staff Sgt. Wilbert Martinez crews, including Roberson, the tank commander forthe maintenance heat. the 3rd BCT, 4th Inf. Div., team. During the maintenance challenge, armor crews “This is what we came out here for, and this isreplaced an eight-block section of tank track marked who spent two months training for the competition. “I one of the main things we trained for,” said Roberson,as nonserviceable on either an M1A1 Abrams or prefer driving an actual tank, though.” whose crew had one of the best runs of the day. “WeM1A2 System Enhancement Package Abrams tank. At the Engagement Skills Trainer 2000, the shot the first target a second time before the towerGraders scored the teams based on how quickly and Soldiers competed in simulated close engagement could confirm our kill on the first shot.”safely each crew completed the task. scenarios such as building clearance and check While it was an impressive display of its The armor crew from 2nd BCT, 1st Armored point defense. targeting skills, delayed reaction caused an increaseDiv., out of Fort Bliss, Texas, placed first in the heat, Meanwhile, teams of tank commanders and in the team’s time, he said.finishing the challenge in less than 30 minutes, more gunners tested on the Advanced Gunnery In the end, the team from 1st Battalion, 6th Inf.than 12 minutes ahead of the runner-up. Training System, a computer-simulated tank range Reg., 2nd BCT, 1st Armored Div., walked away with “It’s not something you’re usually rushed to do, where the Soldiers worked together to eliminate first place, earning the cup and the prestigious Orderand there are a lot of little things that can go wrong,” computerized targets. of Saint George, bronze award.said Sgt. Matthew Brandt, an armor crewmember The final simulation challenge brought the The Armor Branch selected Saint George, afrom 3rd Sqdn., 16th Cav. Reg., who served as the four-man crews together inside the Close Combat great knight of heavy cavalry, as their patron saint. Insafety observer for the 3rd BCT, 4th Inf. Div., team Technical Trainer, where armor crewmembers worked 1986, the U.S. Army Armor Association began anduring the event. “They tried a lot of different as a team to move through a virtual battlefield, award program to honor the very best of America’stechniques, though, and really thought outside the box.” engaging multiple simulated enemies and targets. tankers and cavalry troopers. The award of knighthood Completing the maintenance challenges, the The next series of challenges took the armor teams consists of four levels: black, bronze, silver and gold.teams finished the first day of the Sullivan Cup with out of the simulators and put them back in the real While the crews from the 1st BCT and 3rd BCT,gunnery skills training and the Armored Fighting world. Soldiers performed dismounted operations, 4th Inf. Div., did not fare as well as they had hoped,Vehicle Identification exam. moving through a smalls-arms range, engaging pop-up they still get the honor of being among the top 15 On the second day of competition, retired targets representing both friendly and enemy forces. tank crews in the Army, said Staff Sgt. WilbertGen. Gordon Sullivan, the nation’s 32nd Army During the scenario, the teams made their way to Martinez, tank commander for the 1st BCT team.chief of staff, and namesake of the Sullivan Cup, a downed aircraft, recovered a casualty and sprinted “The Sullivan Cup was awesome,” Martinezmet with the competitors. back to a recovery point more than 140 meters away. said. “It was an honor to not only compete with, but “I am enormously proud that somebody thought Following the buddy-fire exercise, teams conducted to cheer for some of the best armor teams the Armyenough of my service to put my name on that trophy, a small arms night-fire range and the first live-fire has to offer.”but I’m even more proud of the Soldiers competing to tank-gunnery engagement. Roberson said he hopes that more crews willwin it,” said Sullivan, current president of the Spectators watched small red streaks of light attend the competition in the future using their ownAssociation of the United States Army, who served cross the dark terrain in the distance as thunderous tanks and equipment.more than 36 years in active service after being booms pushed through the air around them. While “I am real proud of my crew,” said Roberson.commissioned as an armor officer in 1959. standing on a hill overlooking the entire tank range, “They showed great teamwork out there, and I’m After the briefing, the graders gauged the Families and supporters also viewed the action on two really glad they got to experience something like this.”crews’ prof iciencyusing tank and smallarms engagementsimulators. Bothloader and drivernavigated virtualterrain in the Com-mon Driver’s Trainer,which required eachteam to follow aconvoy under heavysimulated fire. “We don’t havethese types of simula-tors back at (Fort)Carson,” said Rejonis, From left, Pvt. Darren Rejonis, Sgt. Adam Maez, Spc. William Gunther and Staff Sgt. John Roberson, armor crewmembers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, affix an eight-link section of track to an M1A2 Abrams tank during the U.S. Army Sullivan Cup competition May 7 at Fort Benning, Ga.
12 MOUNTAINEER — May 18, 2012 Cavalry By Andrea Sutherland Mountaineer staff In the muck and mud near Range 40, platoons battled. They fought not for awards or recognition, but for practice. “I guess there were bragging rights for platoons ‘winning,’” said Lt. Col. Geoff Norman, commander, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. “This was training.” For the “Buffalo” Soldiers of the 7th Sqdn., 10th Cav. Reg., the 30-day training was preparation for both 1st BCT’s rotation at the U.S. Army National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., as well as future conflicts they may face. As the war in Afghanistan comes to a close, military leaders have turned their attention to a new era of training, Norman said. Armywide, brigades have switched from counterinsurgency to decisive action training, where troops incorporate counterinsurgency techniques with traditional force-on-force maneuvers. At Fort Carson, 1st Brigade is the first to incorporate these new techniques into its training. “We are training to prepare for a hybrid threat,” said Norman. Norman said Soldiers must now prepare for any contin- gency, including fighting a uniformed military with the same weapons capability as the U.S. Army as well as insurgents, all while protecting and helping a civilian population. In order to make the switch from counterinsurgency Photos by 1st Lt. Jared Grant tactics, Soldiers had to throw out the proverbial playbook Dressed in full chemical protective equipment, Sgt. Samuel Drennen mans the .50 caliber machine gun on of the past 10 years and start fresh. For cavalry troops, his mortar track May 10 during the “Raider Strike” training exercise. Drennen, along with other Soldiers whose primary purpose is reconnaissance, this was in the 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, participated in especially challenging. the weeklong evaluation as well as three weeks of preparation for the brigade exercise. “It was hard for them to wrap their minds around it,” said Hey Ft. Carson! Do you love WINGS? Only 2 minutes from the Main Gate 5 0¢ W INGS ALL DAY EVERY DAY You Name 252 E. Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd. Happy Hour M-F 3-6pm It... We Got It! Just West of Nevada/Hwy. 115 Open 7 Days a Week 11am - 2am (Northwest corner of Nevada and Hwy 115 behind UMB Bank) Scan the QR Gode 576-5223 to see our www.HatchCover.biz full menu Support the wonderful ur businesses & services Call us for yo nd ell a Hail & Farew ies! that adorn the pages of Promoti on Part the Mountaineer.
May 18, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 13tackles ‘hybrid threat’Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Dunlap, 7th Sqdn., 10th Cav. Reg. for missions, but to remain a self-sustaining unit Dunlap said it was essential for his troops to learn the able to secure its own troops and respond to anyfundamentals of reconnaissance. problems in the field. “This training was a long time coming,” he said. “It “It’s always a tactical environment,” said 1st Lt.was challenging because we’ve been away from our job Jared Grant, executive officer, Troop B. “You have tofor so long.” always be prepared to face the enemy. There’s no (for- As a reconnaissance unit, cavalry Soldiers traditionally ward operating base) to go back to and watch a movie.”operated with “heavy” equipment, including Bradley “One of our Bradleys broke down in a snakevehicles and armored tanks. However, the fighting pit,” German said. “Our support unit came out andenvironment in Iraq and Afghanistan called for “light” repaired the vehicle and we moved on. There’s novehicles and cavalry units across the Army had to adapt. ‘safe zone’ anymore.”Now, with the switch to decisive-action training, Grant said the cavalry unit’s three weeks ofSoldiers must return to the traditional training while training was all in preparation for a weeklongincorporating lessons learned in operations Iraqi brigade-level maneuver dubbed “Raider Strike,”Freedom and Enduring Freedom. where units throughout 1st Brigade were tested “Our focus (in training) was getting back to and evaluated.basics,” said 2nd Lt. Joshua McDowell, platoon leader, “The intent (of Raider Strike) was to combineTroop B, 7th Sqdn., 10th Cav. Reg. “There’s definitely a what we’ve learned over the last 10 years with thegap between the (lower enlisted) Soldiers and (senior contemporary environment as well as training wenoncommissioned officers).” haven’t used in years,” said Grant. “Platoons maneu- “It’s a lost art,” said 1st Lt. Ryan German, Troop B, vered against similar strength platoons. In addition,7th Sqdn., 10th Cav. Reg. “A lot of the younger guys our Soldiers had to factor in the local population.”haven’t had this type of training before. We need to be “(The evaluators) continuously throw tasks atprepared for all types of threats.” you to stress you out,” German said. “The purpose For three weeks, cavalry Soldiers trained for several was to get us out of our comfort zone. It was greatscenarios. training for all of the troops from the support guys Troops practiced creating screen lines, a core recon task, to the medics.”where Soldiers establish a position and report on enemy Dunlap said the training was a good wake-up call for Troopers from 7th Squadron, 10thactivity. The cavalry unit also participated in “zone” all of his Soldiers. Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combatreconnaissance that had troops moving throughout an area to “It was a surprise,” he said. “It was a rude awakening Team, 4th Infantry Division, receive angather information on enemy activity, terrain challenges and for all of us – this is what we do and this is how we do operations order as part of their troopother vital information to prepare other forces in the area. it. … Training is training. This is what we have to do. It’s leading procedures May 9 during the Cavalry officers said troops had to prepare not only only going to get better.” “Raider Strike” training exercise. EXPERIENCE A MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU! MILITARY DISCOUNTS Breast Enlargement Breast Lift Tummy Tuck Military Discounts Invisible Braces Liposuction Invisalign No Interest Financing FREE CONSULTATION GREAT VALUE! Affordable Financing Options * *Please ask about your DOUGLAS J. RASKIN, M.D., D.M.D We offer a Complimentary Consultation! Baylor, Harvard & Stanford Trained Certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery 1694 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 719-538-4671 www.appleorthocolorado.com
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May 18, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 15Soldierssponsorfield day Story and photos by Samantha B. Koss Special to the Mountaineer Soldiers partnered with schools through the Adopt-A-School programinvited their students to Fort Carson for a camp day at Ironhorse Park May 11. The camp gave 200 kindergarten through fifth-grade students anopportunity to see what it’s like to be a Soldier for a day. Students movedbetween 12 stations where they learned lifesaving techniques from Armymedics, tried on combat gear and climbed in military vehicles. “This camp gives the students a chance to see what kinds of thingsSoldiers do, where they work and see what it takes to be a Soldier,” saidMargaret McCormick, lead of school support service, which partnersstudents and units through the Adopt-A-School program. Units sponsor local schools through this program and Soldiers mentor,tutor and become role models for the students. It also gives Soldiers anopportunity to give back to the community. “The kids are excited to try on our gear, and I like teaching them aboutit,” said Staff Sgt. Barrie Maken, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment,1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, who explained what eachpiece of his gear does. “I think they really just want to play with the gear,not listen to me lecture about it.” Maken and his battle buddies helped students don Kevlar helmets andbulletproof vests while their teachers took pictures. The students eagerlywaited in line to see what it feels like to be a Soldier. “The kids run up to (the Soldiers) when they visit … they are alwaysglad to see them,” McCormick said. “It has been a positive experienceall the way around.” Some Soldiers help by tutoring their students in math and science whileothers join them in the school cafeteria as lunch buddies. “It depends on what help the school needs,” McCormick said. “And howmuch time the unit can give … some Soldiers even come on their own.” The Adopt-A-School program has grown to include 37 Fort Carson unitswho are partnered with 35 schools. The students were picked to attend thecamp, most of whom have someone close to them in the military. This isthe second year Fort Carson hosted the camp. “It was such a big hit last year we decided to do it again,” McCormicksaid. “They learn all the different areas of the Army here, and then theteachers tie it back into the classroom.” Not only is the camp day an opportunity for students to learn about the Staff Sgt. Anton Waterman, 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade CombatArmy, but it also gives them a chance to think about the Army as a career. Team, 4th Infantry Division, pulls J.C. Wells, a first grader at Webster Elementary “Some of these children have never been on a post before,” McCormick School in Colorado Springs, out of the interior of an M1 Abrams tank, May 11.said. “And for the ones who have deployed parents,it’s a chance to see what their parents do.” The students learned about road-buildingequipment, played tug of war with their teachersand watched military working dog demonstrations. “They are having a great time, it is awesome,”said Megan Oleson, fifth-grade teacher at AragonElementary School in Fountain. “(The students)benefit greatly from having these positive role models.”Jarod Canty, fourth grader at Aragon Elementary schoolin Fountain, tries on a Kevlar helmet at the military gearstation during the Adopt-A-School camp, May 11. Students climb on top of an M1 Abrams tank for a lesson on military vehicles during the Adopt-A-School camp May 11 at Ironhorse Park.
May 18, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 17Upcoming events of travel. Users specify whether they are offering aMilitary spouses job fair — Peterson Air Force Base ride, need a ride or if they are interested in sharing hosts the Hiring our Heroes Job Fair for military driving duties. When a “match” is found, users spouses May 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Club, are notified immediately of rider options, allowing building 1013 on Peterson Air Force Base. More them to contact and coordinate ridesharing within than 49 employers are expected to participate. The minutes. Access the ride-share portal by visiting event is free, but attendees must register by May http://www.carson.army.mil/paio/sustainability.html. 25. Visit https://hoh.greatjob.net/sc/index. action Vanpools forming — Vanpools are forming to serve or email firstname.lastname@example.org to commuters who travel on Interstate 25, Powers register or for more information. Boulevard, Security-Widefield and Fountain.Asian Pacific Heritage — The 4th Infantry Vanpool costs for Soldiers and civilians may Division Equal Opportunity Team hosts Nestor be reduced (or free) when using the Army Mass Mercado Tuesday at the Elkhorn Conference Transit Benefit subsidy. The program provides Center from noon to 1 p.m. for Asian Pacific the van, maintenance and repairs, insurance, American Heritage Month Observance. fuel and has an Emergency Ride Home feature.Military Family Camp — Military Family Camp Go to http://tinyurl.com/FtCarsonVanPool for at Young Life’s Trail West in Buena Vista offers further details, and to reserve your spot. Contact a variety of activities for servicemembers and Anneliesa Barta, Sustainable Fort Carson at their Families. Camps take place May 27-June 2, 526-6497 or email anneliesa.m.barta.ctr@ June 10-16 and Aug. 5-11. A small fee, based mail.mil for more information. on rank, covers all meals, activities and lodging for a Family for the week. Visit http://www. Ongoing events militaryfamilycamp.younglife.org or call 526-6917 for more information. Yard sales — can be held on post the first and third Saturday of the month through December.General announcements Post residents set up their items in front of their homes. Single Soldiers and Families whoWarrior Family Medicine becomes Ironhorse — reside off post can set up in the building 5510 Effective immediately, the name of Warrior Family parking lot. Yard sales are organized and Medicine clinic has changed to Ironhorse Family conducted by the Installation Mayoral Program, Medicine Clinic. The clinic is still located on the the Directorate of Public Works Housing Liaison second floor of Evans Army Community Hospital. Office and the Balfour Beatty Family Housing Hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Office. Call the Mayoral Program at 526-8303 Call 526-9277 for more information. or Army Community Service at 526-4590 forForrest Resiliency Center Opens — Located on more information. the Fort Carson Resiliency Campus, the Forrest Seeking speakers — The Fort Carson Public Affairs Resiliency Center is located at 1891 Prussman Office is seeking Soldiers, Family members and Blvd, building 1843. The center offers health civilians from Fort Carson to speak about their education classes as well as walk-in blood pressure work, training and varied experiences to public and cholesterol screenings. The center is open to organizations throughout the Pikes Peak region. Soldiers, Family members and civilians working at Speakers must be well-qualified professionals Fort Carson. Call 526-3887 for more information. who know how to capture and maintain an and separation video briefing followed by aFirewood sale — Families of deployed Soldiers audience’s attention for 20-30 minutes. Speakers general question-and-answer session Monday may purchase firewood for a discounted price. should be comfortable speaking to businesses, and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and Thursday at The Directorate of Public Works Environmental professional organizations, community leaders, 2 p.m. Attorneys cannot represent clients in Program is offering split firewood for $25 per half civic groups and schools. Contact Samantha Koss divorce proceedings in court, however, a referral cord, a $15 discount. All servicemembers, retirees at 526-5996 or email@example.com. list of private attorneys is available. Call and civilians may purchase half cords of wood, Al-Anon meetings — Al-Anon is a 12-step 526-5572/5573 for information. not split, for $25 until June 1. A wood splitter is program for families and friends of alcoholics No-show policy — A “Commander’s Appointment available to customers for $8. Payments must be (admitted or not). Meetings take place in the Policy” affects all TRICARE beneficiaries who made by personal check or money order, payable conference room of The Colorado Inn at 6 p.m. receive health care services on Fort Carson and to the U.S. Treasury. Patrons must call in advance every Monday. Attendance is free and anyone at the Premier Army Health Clinic. Multiple to make arrangements for the permit, payment and can attend these open, anonymous meetings. no-shows could result in the stopping of medical wood pickup. The firewood yard is located next Contact Al-Anon Service Center at 719-632-0063 services; Soldiers requiring unit escorts to future to building 155, the Fort Carson Recycle Center, for more information. appointments; patients may have to sign a statement near the intersection of Wickersham Boulevard Nutrition counseling and classes — The Evans acknowledging they understand the ramifications and Specker Avenue. Call 526-1692 or 526-1667 Army Community Hospital Nutrition Care of multiple no-shows; a letter may be sent to the for more information, or to make a reservation. Division offers nutrition counseling on a healthy Soldier’s unit when he or his Family member hasGate 6 closure — Gate 6, located at State Highway diet, weight loss or gain, high cholesterol, multiple no-shows or cancellations; retirees with 115 and Wilderness Road, will be closed for hypertension, diabetes, sports nutrition and other multiple missed appointments, “left without being approximately two weeks. This temporary gate nutrition-related diseases or illnesses. Nutrition seen,” or cancellations may have their locations closure is required in support of an ongoing classes include heart-healthy/lipid, weight loss, of care changed. To cancel appointments during Colorado Department of Transportation project pregnancy nutrition, commissary tour/healthy weekdays, beneficiaries can call the TRICARE to expand traffic capacity and improve safety shopping and sports nutrition. To schedule an appointment line 719-457-2273 or 866-422-7391 along State Highway 115 between Gate 5 and appointment, call the TRICARE appointment weekdays from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Appointments the Rock Creek bridge, located south of Gate 6. line at 719-457-2273. To register for a class, made through TRICARE online can be canceled State Highway 115 will remain open to traffic call the Nutrition Care Division at 526-7290. at http://www.tricareonline.com. while work is in progress. Contact CDOT at Take Off Pounds Sensibly — meets in the Grant Pregnancy and Parenting Portal — A new portal 634-2323 or Directorate of Public Works Traffic Library conference room Thursdays. Weigh-in from TriWest Healthcare Alliance connects Engineering at 526-9267 for more information. is from 5-5:45 p.m. and the meeting is from military Families to helpful information for variousJunior-enlisted housing available — Balfour 6-7 p.m. Annual membership fee is $26 and stages of pregnancy, as well as for adoption. Beatty Communities has junior enlisted, two- includes the TOPS magazine. Monthly dues Different from other pregnancy sites, the TriWest and three-bedroom housing available. Call are $5. Call Norma Rook at 719-531-7748 or portal offers information on TRICARE coverage 719-579-1606 for details. TOPS at 800-932-8677 for more information. and locating a nearby military clinic. Access2-1-1 data expands to two counties — The Legal Assistance Office — services are open to the site at http://www.triwest.com/pregnancy. Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments has Soldiers, Family members and retirees. Services Highway improvements — The Colorado partnered with Pikes Peak United Way to include preparation of wills, powers of attorney, Department of Transportation broke ground include 2-1-1 data for El Paso and Teller counties name changes and stepchild adoptions. The on the second of three phases of safety and in the Network of Care for servicemembers, office also offers counseling and provides capacity improvements along State Highway 115 veterans and their Families. The service advice for individuals dealing with landlord/ between Gates 1 and 6. The current phase directory component of the Network of Care tenant, military administrative, tax, family will provide four through traffic lanes from the now includes more than 1,500 local resources law and consumer issues, as well as counsel edge of the recently completed improvements to assist the military community, service and representation of Soldiers going through near Gate 5 to the Rock Creek bridge, located providers and others. Visit http://pikespeak. medical and physical evaluation boards. The just south of Gate 6. It will also provide major networkofcare.org for more information. office is open from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4 safety improvements at the intersection ofShare-a-Ride — is a free online car pool coordination p.m., Monday-Friday. Schedule appointments by State Highway 115 and Wilderness Road, just to and from post, as well as van pool options, calling the last duty day of the week, at 9 a.m. outside of Gate 6. The project has a fixed typically for those commuting 30 or more miles to Sign-ups for walk-in appointments are available completion date of Dec. 30. Contact Directorate post. Riders are matched based on their origination Monday and Thursday beginning at 11:30 a.m. of Public Works Traffic Planning and Operations and destination points, as well as days and times The Legal Assistance Office offers a divorce at 526-9267 for more information.
18 MOUNTAINEER — May 18, 2012Holly Petraeus: Be smart, avoid scams Story and photo by Andrea Sutherland debt collection scams, for-profit colleges Mountaineer staff seeking Soldiers with GI Bill benefits and affinity fraud — scammers preying on Soldiers received a frank message from Holly consumers’ emotions — as major issuesPetraeus: be smart. facing the military population. “Some of this is on you,” she said during Tuesday’s “We take consumer protection veryConsumer Awareness Town Hall at McMahon seriously,” he said, adding that his officeAuditorium. “You have to recognize the red prioritizes its response to these issues basedflags. … Read that contract and if you can’t on the number of complaints it receivesunderstand it, get (Soldiers from the Office of the from the public.Fort Carson Judge Advocate General) to read it “Almost 10 percent of our state populationfor you. That’s what they are there for.” are veterans or active-duty (servicemembers),” Petraeus, wife of retired Gen. David Petraeus, he said. “We accumulate information (onis the assistant director of the Consumer Financial fraudulent activity) and make determinationsProtection Bureau, headquartered in Washington, on how we can best go about protecting menD.C. She joined Colorado State Attorney General and women in the service and our veteransJohn Suthers and Col. John S.T. Irgens, JAG, in on the basis of the complaints we receive.”a panel discussion about scams targeting the One of the largest consumer issuesmilitary population. affecting members of the military are From left, Col. John S.T. Irgens, Office of the Fort Carson Judge “I’m here for two reasons,” she said. “I’m predatory lending scams, or payday loans. Advocate General; Holly Petraeus, assistant director of thehere to tell you about our office, but I’m also here Businesses that partake in these kinds of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; and John Suthers, Coloradoto hear from you.” activities often charge interest rates of more state attorney general, field questions from the audience during Holly Petraeus said her office is responsible than 180- to 300-percent, Suthers said. Tuesday’s Consumer Awareness Town Hall at McMahon Auditorium.for three primary tasks: education, listening and “Congress passed legislation that basicallyresponding to consumer complaints and working prohibited payday lenders from lending to military of GI loans,” he said. “They don’t do a good job ofwith other federal agencies to protect consumers. personnel if they charged more than 37-percent disclosing the actual cost over time of these loans.” “Our job is to see that when you buy something annual percentage rate,” he said. Suthers said affinity fraud is also a largeit’s transparent what you’re getting and what you’re However, Suthers said lenders are finding issue for the military.going to pay for it,” she said. loopholes in the legislation. He shared an example where a Soldier’s Suthers shared several anecdotes about fraudulent “They’ve gotten around federal legislation by grandparents were solicited by a “charitable”cases his office has seen, listing predatory lending, making the loan longer term than the federal legisla- organization asking them for money to help their tion prohibits,” he said. “We’ve also had a huge battle grandchild return from combat. with online payday lending that is charging rates in “I can’t tell you how many people fall for excess of what Colorado allows. They get around that,” he said. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau came our regulation by affiliating with Indian tribes and “There are so many creative ways to get in about as a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street claiming sovereign unity that the state can’t regulate, trouble online,” Holly Petraeus said. “There’s a lady Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. even though they are doing business in Colorado.” in Taiwan who’s convinced that my husband wants The bureau began operating in July. Other issues affecting the military population to marry her. All she has to do is send enough money are debt collection scams, which may come in the for a military jet to come and get her. She did it. She The primary functions of the bureau, according sent many thousands of dollars to the scammers. … form of foreclosure rescue claims. The panelists to its website, are to supervise and enforce I was thinking of doing an education piece called, urged Soldiers to be vigilant about scammers federal consumer financial protection laws; ‘Gen. Petraeus does not want to date you.’” contacting them for money via telephone. restrict unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or After sharing their advice, the panelists took “If somebody calls saying you owe money, practices; take consumer complaints; promote questions from the Soldiers, which ranged from ask for evidence in writing,” Suthers said. financial education; and monitor risks. inquiries about Department of Veterans Affairs Educational opportunities marketed to active- Visit http://www.consumerfinance.gov duty personnel is another problem Suthers and his benefits and loans to privatized housing issues on post. for more information. team of 265 lawyers have been trying to tackle. “I was really, really surprised at how much I “The biggest problem has been for-profit colleges See Holly Petraeus on Page 19 trying to sell their flexibility … and their availability Save on Restaurants, Family Fun, Automotive and More NOW ENR ROLLING NO-COST P PRESCHOOL Now accepting applic cations for eligible children, ages birth to 5, in Head Start, o Tune in to KVCR 1040AM or Early Head Start & the Colorado Preschool Program. 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May 18, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 19Holly Petraeusfrom Page 18learned,” said Sgt. Christopher Thompson,3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd BrigadeCombat Team, 4th Infantry Division. Thompson said that he was not awareof all of the organizations available to helpSoldiers with finances or complaints. Although the attorney general’s officeand the Consumer Financial ProtectionBureau are in place to protect consumers, Carson recognizes volunteers By Staff Sgt. Craig Cantrell to show their support for the “It is very important that wethe services are mainly reactionary. 4th Infantry Division Public award recipients. take this time to recognize all theThe panelists urged the Soldiers in the Affairs Office “This is a tremendous effort volunteers who have so generouslyaudience to educate themselves on on behalf of the Fort Carson given their time to make the qualitythe different issues to avoid being Fort Carson officials recognized community to inform the public of life better for our Soldiers andtaken in by a scammer. 123 volunteers for their exceptional on how important volunteers are,” their Families,” said Beth Anderson, “The first step is education,” Holly service and dedication during the said retired Command Sgt. Maj. wife of Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson,Petraeus said. “The Air Force told us that 2012 Volunteer Awards ceremony Norris Cole, a volunteer fitness commanding general, 4th Infantrythe average trainee in 2008 showed up at the Elkhorn Conference trainer who has devoted more than Division and Fort Carson.with $10,000 in debt. Education is key.” Center, Tuesday. 1,000 hours this calendar year. The dollar amount the Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Roebuck, Fort Carson Army Community Fort Carson ACS recognized would have to pay Fort Carsonthe command financial noncommissioned Service recognized the more than volunteers with a variety of awards, volunteers for their time wouldofficer for 1st Bn., 66th Armor Regiment, 4,000 individuals who comprise such as the Exemplary Volunteer total $2.5 million a year, she said.1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div., said CFNCOs the Army Community Service Service award, Youth Volunteer of Randle and Beth Andersonwere in place within each unit to help Volunteer Program, contributing the Year, Volunteer of the Year, The presented the final award from theSoldiers who might need financial advice. more than 147,000 hours of personal Emma Marie Baird Award and Army Volunteer Corps to the Fort “We are the liaison between (Army time this year to the post. the Columbine Award of Excellence. Carson community in the form ofCommunity Service) and the Soldiers,” “This ceremony is to honor a novelty “check” with a depositsaid Roebuck. “We work with (ArmyEmergency Relief) loans, financial and award our installation volunteers,” said Patricia A. “It is very important balance of $2.5 million. “When you are able to helpclasses and budget classes.” Randle, director, Fort Carson ACS. “I think it’s right for us to that we take this time someone who really needs the help, it makes all the difference Fort Carson offers numerousresources to Soldiers and Family recognize people who so selflessly to recognize all the in the world,” said Brigittemembers, including appointments withJAG lawyers and financial counselors give their time and talent to provide support for Soldiers and volunteers who have Cornell, volunteer mayor, Navajo Village. “That is your paycheck.”at ACS. Contact JAG at 524-0421 to Families on this installation.” More than 300 Soldiers, so generously given For more information on Army Community Serviceschedule an appointment. ContactACS at 526-4590 for more information Family members and friends their time ...” volunteer program, contact Joeyabout one-on-one appointments or group of Fort Carson gathered at — Beth Anderson Bautista at josesimo.r.bautista.classes about finance. the Elkhorn Conference Center firstname.lastname@example.org or 526-1082. 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 715 South Academy Blvd. 1850 East Woodmen Rd. 412 Eagleridge Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80910 Colorado Springs, CO 80920 Pueblo, CO 81008 719-597-2311 719-277-0407 719-584-3028
20 MOUNTAINEER — May 18, 2012Baseball offers metaphors for life Commentary by Chap. (Maj.) Clint Black the dead grass and leaves of winter 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) give way to the green shoots and buds of new life, so we too can find new and Play ball! Spring has “sprung” and baseball fresh opportunities for living.gives a whole new meaning to the word “diamonds.” And, just as the hitter has threeOil and leather, pine tar and ash, caps, mitts andcleats — and the smell of fresh cut grass; I have chances to swing and hit the ball, so we can face another “If anyone is inalways enjoyed baseball and grew up knowing it asAmerica’s pastime, along with hot dogs and apple pie. one of life’s “pitches” and take another swing. Christ, that I think those of us in uniforms can find some One of the earliest followers person is part ofgreat parallels with life: we work and play on ateam (and we know we’re on the same team by the of Christ was a man named Paul who wrote some letters to an the new creation.uniform); we all have a designated job to perform ancient Christian Church in The old thingson the team (some can play a couple of different Corinth, Greece. In his secondpositions); there is a scorecard; there are umpires; letter (some would argue this have gone away,and though there may be a superstar or two, ittakes an entire team effort to be successful. was actually his third letter), Paul told them, “If anyone is and look, new Baseball actually offers some important in Christ, that person is part of things havemetaphors for life. One of the metaphors I appreciate has to do with the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, arrived.”hitting and batting averages. Baseball is one of the few new things have arrived” 2 — 2 Corinthians 5:17sports where getting a base hit consistently three out Corinthians 5:17. He continued,of 10 times can make someone a millionaire. Think “God was reconciling the world to himself through third chances (and even fourth and fifth).about that: in relation to other sports or ventures, that’s Christ by not counting people’s sins against them.” For some of us, we may think the game is over —just a 30 percent success rate. But a consistent .300 To me, believing that old things can go away or our season has ended. However, I would simply saybatting average is world class. Another thing with and having hope for new things to come is really that in God’s measure of the game, or the season, therehitting is how a batter gets three swings to attempt to inspiring. It’s like swinging at that high fastball and can be another chance. New things are continuallyhit the ball each time he comes to bat; we get our missing entirely, but being reminded by the umpire arriving. And, our sins have been forgiven and Godunderstanding of “three strikes and you’re out” from it’s only “strike one.” If the pitcher has a great truly wants to offer us another opportunity to live.this. And, typically, even if a batter strikes out, he will slider that gets me on my second swing, I still have Celebrate this season of spring and baseball andget another opportunity to try again later in the game. another swing. And, even when I strike out, there new life. Experience afresh all that God’s forgiveness Baseball and spring can offer us the opportunity will come a time when I get another chance to offers. Rejoice and give thanks — and take anotherfor new beginnings. As the earth renews itself and hit the ball. I do believe God offers us second and swing. Play ball.Chapel briefsFacebook: Search “Fort Carson Chaplains Chapel Schedule (Religious Support Office)” for the latest chapel events and schedules. ROMAN CATHOLICVacation Bible School: VBS will be held June 11-15 Day Time Service Chapel Location Contact Person Saturday 4-45 p.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 4 through students Saturday 5 p.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 currently in fifth grade. Email heidi.a.mcallister. Sunday 8:15-8:45 a.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 email@example.com for a registration form. Call Heidi 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 McAllister at 526-5744 for more information. Sunday 10:30 a.m. RCIA Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458Sky: Everything is Possible with God event for Sunday 11 a.m. Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 Mon-Fri 11:45 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 children ages 4 through fifth grade will be held Mon-Thurs noon Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel from 9 a.m. to PROTESTANT noon June 11-15. Children will participate in Friday 4:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer, Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 Bible-learning activities, sing songs, play Bible Study teamwork-building games, make and enjoy treats Sunday 9 a.m. Protestant Healer Evans Army Hospital Chap. Gee/526-7386 Sunday 9 a.m. Communion Service Provider Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Landon/526-2803 and experience electrifying Bible adventures. Sunday 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Children will also learn to look for evidence of Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Heidi McAllister/526-5744 God all around them through “God sightings.” Sunday 11 a.m. Protestant Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Ursula Pittman/503-1104 Each day concludes with Fly Away Finale, a Sunday 10 a.m. Chapel NeXt Veterans Magrath & Titus Chap. Palmer/526-3888 celebration that gets them involved in living Sunday 2:30-4:30p.m. Youth ministry Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Tuesday 9:30 a.m. PWOC Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in activities daily JEWISH at 11:35 a.m. Children will join an international Fort Carson does not offer Jewish services on post. Contact Chap. (Lt. Col.) Fields at 503-4090/4099 for Jewish service and study information missions effort to squash malaria in the African country of Mali, helping to send more than a ISLAMIC SERVICES million mosquito nets to protect Malian children. Fort Carson does not offer Islamic services on post. Contact the Islamic Society at 2125 N. Chestnut, 632-3364 for information. Register by calling 526-5744. Call 524-2458 for details on volunteer opportunities. (FORT CARSON OPEN CIRCLE) WICCA Sunday 1 p.m. Provider Chapel, Building 1350, Barkeley and Ellis firstname.lastname@example.orgMilitary Council of Catholic Women meets Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial COLORADO WARRIORS SWEAT LODGE Chapel. For more information call 526-5769 or Meets once or twice monthly and upon special request. Contact Michael Hackwith or Wendy Chunn-Hackwith at 285-5240 for information. visit “Fort Carson Military Council of Catholic Women” on Facebook.Knights of Columbus, a Catholic group for men 18 and older, meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Call 526-5769 for more information.Protestant Women of the Chapel meets Tuesday also held during religious education. month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Fallen Heroes from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Soldiers’ Memorial Deployed Spouses Group meets for fellowship, Family Center, building 6215, 6990 Mekong Chapel. Free child care is available. Email food and spiritual guidance Wednesday at St. The group is open to members of all email@example.com or visit PWOC Fort Carson 5 p.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel Fellowship branches of service. Contact Richard on Facebook for more information. Hall. Children are welcome to attend. Call Stites at 719-598-6576 or Cheryl SimsCatholic Religious Education registration is under Cecilia Croft at 526-5769 for details. at 719-304-9815 for more information.” way for the religious education year, which runs Latter Day Saints Soldiers: Weekly Institute Spanish Bible Study meets at Soldiers’ through May 6 for children age 4 through high Class (Bible study) is Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Memorial Chapel Tuesday at 6 p.m. Contact Staff school students. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Call 719-266-0283 Sgt. Jose Varga at 719-287-2016 for details. to obtain a registration form. Classes are Sunday or 719-649-1671 for more information. Jewish Lunch and Learn with Chap. (Lt. Col.) from 10:30-11:50 a.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Heartbeat, a support group for battle buddies, Howard Fields takes place Wednesday from Chapel. Adult Bible study and classes for Family members and friends who are suicide noon to 1 p.m. at Provider Chapel. For more adults seeking to join the Catholic Church are survivors, meets the second Tuesday of each information, call 526-8263.
May 18, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 21Shuttle service begins Sustainable Fort Carson “blue” route offers service from the B Street Gate through main post and to Free shuttle bus service began Evans Army Community Hospitaloperation May 8, serving Soldiers and weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.Department of Defense personnel Both routes, which will have twowith transportation in the main shuttles running at a time, will detourcantonment area. to Specker Avenue during physical The “green” route provides service training hours, weekdays from 6-8 a.m.through the central cantonment area “The post shuttle is the realizationand up and down the “Banana Belt” of several years of work to identifydaily from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. while the funding sources and partnerships,” said Mary Barber, Sustainable Fort Carson. She said the shuttle service Stops would have not been possible without the collaborative efforts Blue route of the directorates of Family and 43rd SB headquarters on O’Connell Blvd. Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Wetzel Ave. and Ellis St. Public Works and Logistics; Network Wetzel Ave. and Evans St. Enterprise Center; and the U.S. Wetzel Ave. and Nelson Blvd. Army Garrison Fort Carson. Evans Army Community Hospital The routes are designed to keep Commissary wait times at any particular stop Fort Carson Resiliency Campus parking lot no more than 15 minutes, Barber said. Routes and schedules are the necessity of a car,” Barber said. a service for those who can’t or don’t Magrath Ave. and Prussman Blvd. subject to change based on ridership All personnel residing off post wish to drive, Barber said. Magrath Ave. and Ellis St. and rider feedback. are encouraged to carpool to Fort Sustainability Fort Carson Green route Several designated shuttle stops Carson. Van pool riders are eligible officials encourage shuttle bus riders 43rd SB headquarters on O’Connell Blvd. along each route make transfers to the for the Army Mass Transit Benefit, to provide feedback on the shuttle Wetzel Ave. and Ellis St. other shuttle service route possible. which helps defer the cost of the van, system using the Interactive Customer Wetzel Ave. and Evans St. Soldiers from the U.S. Army insurance and maintenance, she said. Evaluation system; comment cards Wetzel Ave. and Nelson Blvd. Garrison Replacement Detachment For more information and to sign up, will be available on each van. The Exchange and tasked units will operate the visit http://www.carson.army.mil/ For more information about Commissary 15-passenger vans, she said. paio/sustainability.html. Sustainable Fort Carson events Magrath Ave. and Prussman Blvd. “The shuttle is part of a whole Barber said using the shuttle will visit http://www.facebook.com/ Magrath Ave. and Ellis St. system of transportation alternatives reduce air pollutants, save fuel, reduce SustainableMountainPost or call to serve Soldiers and civilians without vehicle ownership costs and provide 526-9777. Jeff Kahl, DDS Derek Kirkham, DDS COLORADO SPRINGS Zachary Houser, DMD PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Committed to your Little People, Big Smiles children’s oral health! Technology with a Caring Touch DON’T GIVE ME TEACHERS. Specialized treatment planning for all ages Treatment under conscious sedation and general-anesthesia Digital radiography for pinpoint treatment plans and reduced radiation exposure Parents can stay with children during treatment Most insurance accepted including Military and Medicaid GIVE ME REAL WORLD GLADIATORS. Welcoming New Patients Healthy Smiles (719) 522-0123 Your commitment to serve our country is as meaningful to us as it is to are Beary Special 9480 Briar Village Point, Suite 301 you. CTU is proud to offer support designed speciﬁcally for current and www.cspediatricdentistry.com veteran military personnel and their families. * ** INVITING YOU INTO THE ALL NEW... and prior learning assessment Visit our Admission Advisor every Thursday at the Education Center. Certified used Hondas and other Visit coloradotech.edu/military, Certified used vehicles Call 877.906.6555, or Your Text MILITARY to 94576 for more info. MPG HQ We 785-5060 h Matc USAA South Academy at Fountain *Not all credits eligible to transfer. See the university’s catalog regarding CTU’s transfer credit policies. g Pricin www.FrontRangeHonda.com **Military tuition rate applicable for Associate and Bachelor’s degrees only. Find disclosures on graduation rates, student ﬁnancial obligations and more at www.coloradotech.edu/disclosures. Not all programs are available to residents of all states. CTU cannot guarantee employment or salary. 88-30534 262458 02/12 Price Protection Guarantee good on same model within 14 days of purchase... see store for details.
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24 MOUNTAINEER — May 18, 2012 May 18, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 25 NCO, Soldier of Year Troops battle for top honors Story and photos by Pfc. Andrew Ingram the mud made the (foot) march a lot harder than any of 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office us expected,” said Schollmeier. After completing the foot march more than five Eight Soldiers showcased their mental, physical and minutes faster than his closest competitor, Schollmeier tactical prowess during the Fort Carson Noncommissioned said his lead did not make him overconfident about the Officer and Soldier of the Year competition, May 7-9. competition as a whole. Pushing through a 12-mile foot march, navigating “At the end of the day, we are all trying to be the terrain using a map and compass, and enduring the trial best here, and the competition is very stiff,” he said. of answering questions posed by six sergeants major, “Somebody else may beat me on the next test, but I am the junior Soldiers and NCOs competed for the right to not going to make it easy for them.” call themselves the best Fort Carson has to offer. That afternoon, the Soldiers and NCOs competed in “It is a big event for us to showcase the Soldiers and multiple practical exercises to gauge their knowledge NCOs of the Year,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Stall, and proficiency with common warrior tasks. senior enlisted leader, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, The IRT Company cadre graded the competitors on who presided over the competition as the board president. “I their ability to identify potential improvised explosive think they can all attest they went through devices, assemble and reassemble the ringer a little bit. Mother Nature threw multiple weapons, demonstrate the proper a couple (of) curve balls at them, but every one of them showcased outstanding talent.” “This group of procedures to inform command elements of the location of enemy personnel and Stall announced the winners of the competition during a ceremony Soldiers has vehicles and search detainees. “This group of Soldiers has impressed at the Foxhole, May 11. Pfc. Gregory Schollmeier, armor crewman, Company C, impressed all all of us,” said 1st Sgt. Kurt Dinsmore, senior enlisted leader of the IRT Company. 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div., of us.” “The events this year are really tough, and the Soldiers have done very well.” distinguished himself as the Soldier of — 1st Sgt. Kurt Dinsmore On the final day of competition, the the Year. Staff Sgt. Mitchell Howard, junior enlisted Soldiers took a written test as financial management technician, 230th the NCOs donned their Army dress uniformsPfc. Gregory Finance Company, 43rd Sustainment and reported to Stall and the panel of sergeants major.Schollmeier, armor Brigade, narrowly beat out his competitors The board asked questions ranging from military customscrewman, Company C, to be named the NCO of the Year. and courtesies to current events and military justice, testing1st Battalion, 22nd “It’s a big honor to test yourself against the NCOs’ knowledge and ability to perform under stress.Infantry Regiment, 1st your peers and come out successful,” “Honestly, I feel very relieved to be out of that room,”Brigade Combat Team, said Howard. “The physical portion was said Staff Sgt. William Warner, human intelligence analyst,4th Infantry Division, really gratifying for me, knowing that I Company B, Headquarters and Headquarters Bn., 4th Inf. Div.qualifies with his M4 could still excel at all the tasks that set “It was like no other board I had ever been in; the sergeantscarbine during the Fort us apart as Soldiers.” major were firing questions from every direction.Carson Soldier of the Stall, a panel of sergeants major “It was intense, but this is the NCO of the YearYear competition, May and a team of graders from the Fort competition, so I couldn’t have expected any less,” he said.8. Schollmeier, who Carson Individual Readiness Training “The thing I was most impressed with during thiswon the Soldier of the Company gauged the competitors’ competition was the knowledge demonstrated by these youngYear competition, will capabilities during six events. Soldiers,” said board member Command Sgt. Maj. Wardellrepresent Fort Carson On the first day of competition, the Jefferson, senior enlisted leader, HHBN, 4th Inf. Div. “Theduring the I Corps-level Soldiers and NCOs conducted the Army NCOs came in and did a good job this morning; but thiscompetition at Joint Physical Fitness Test in the morning to afternoon, some of these young Soldiers outshined the NCOs.”Base Lewis-McChord, measure their physical readiness before Jefferson said he hoped the competitors’ experiencesWash., in June. conducting a land navigation course. during the three-day trial will inspire the best Fort Carson “The land navigation course was has to offer to continue improving and motivating their difficult because we did it during the day, fellow Soldiers to excel. and then turned around and had to do it “The Soldiers had to have intestinal fortitude to go in the dark that night,” Howard said. through this process,” he said. “These boards are important; “It was really tough to walk through the they motivate Soldiers to get into the regulations, to mud and the rain, through rough terrain in learn and to better themselves.” the dark with only a red lens flashlight.” Schollmeier and Howard will represent Fort Carson Staff Sgt. William Warner, The second day of the competition during the I Corps Soldier and NCO of the Year human intelligence began with a 12-mile foot march through Competition at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., in June. analyst, Company B, the Fort Carson training area, concluding “Winning always feels great,” Schollmeier said. “I Headquarters and at Range 49, where the competitors know what a lot of my weaknesses are now, so I’m going to Headquarters Battalion, qualified with their assigned weapons. work on making those weaknesses strengths. Then I should 4th Infantry Division, “It rained (the day before), and I think be able to sweep the competition.” disassembles an M2 .50-caliber machine gun during the Fort Carson Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Stall, senior enlisted leader, 4th Infantry Noncommissioned Division and Fort Carson, congratulates Staff Sgt. Mitchell Officer of the Year Howard, financial management technician, 230th Finance competition, May 8. Company, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, on winning the Fort Carson Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition, May 11. Layout by Jeanne Mazerall
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May 18, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 29CAFAC Patient Centered Medical Homefrom Page 26Wilkinson said she’sseen far more Soldierscoming in for services Team dedicated to best service Commentary by potential complications if they are not asthma improves their quality of life andwith Family members Lt. Col. Mark DeMichiei addressed and closely monitored. reduces hospitalization. Proper treatmentand command support is Family Medicine, Chronic illnesses have a tremendous of diabetes results in improved control ofstrong. She emphasized Evans Army Community Hospital monetary cost associated with them, blood sugars which is associated withthat each case is reviewed both on individual patients and society. improved long-term vision and kidneyand providers evaluate the The Department of Primary Care There are other costs, too. Quality and function. It can also mean fewer strokes,Family’s needs as a whole. at Fort Carson is delivering on a promise quantity of life are affected. heart attacks, amputations and all the Novack said it’s an to improve your health care. These illnesses result in the premature associated suffering and cost. All of theseapproach that has worked The Patient Centered Medical Home death of thousands each day. It is not result in tremendous savings for everyone.for her Family. has arrived. At the PCMH core is the uncommon for people who smoke to Small lifestyle and behavior modifications “We have techniques commitment to serve your Family’s health have chronic lung disease, such as can go a long way.we can use. My husband care needs. The concept is grounded in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary We want to help. Our PCMH teamand I have learned new disease prevention and wellness. Disease or asthma. This is on top consists of your core team as well as nurseways to deal with our Your health care providers of coronary artery disease, case managers, clinical pharmacologistskids,” she said. “We don’t want to partner with you to heart attacks and stroke. and behavioral health specialists. Thislet problems get out of improve your preventive Obesity is directly extended group provides increased accesshand. It has made a medical care. It’s a long- associated with diabetes. to ensure that health-related needs aretremendous change. I tell term investment in your In turn, diabetes managed in a comprehensive andothers, if you can get health and well-being. increases the risk for deliberate fashion. We monitor and trackon board, you definitely Episodic care stroke, heart attack, Pap smears, mammograms, colon cancerneed to get on it. Even my problems, such blindness and screening and chronic illnesses in orderrelatives out of state say as colds or kidney failure. to prevent disease and limit the impactthey can tell how excited I other minor illnesses, will continue It is easy to see how the combined of those that already exist.am about our Family. They to have priority attention in the and comprehensive management Ultimately, we need and want tocan hear it (in my voice).” Primary Care Clinic. However, approach can drastically improve engage you, our patients, in the active Wilkinson said that’s the PCMH concept will also allow the health of our community. management and treatment of your health.exactly what her staff us to focus on chronic disease Imagine the benefit if you modify You are at the center of the PCMH,wants to accomplish. care. Common problems, such as your behavior and stop smoking, surrounded by your health care team. “A therapist’s greatest hypertension, obesity, lung disease, change your diet, exercise and Together, we have the opportunitysense of fulfillment is diabetes or osteoporosis, are among lose weight. to make great things happen. This is ourwhen they see a Family those slated for special attention We know if we can get people promise to you: We will maintain aor patient take what they because they are often “silent,” but these to stop smoking, that intervention alone consistent focus on improving yourreceived and improve impact the quality of your life over time. will reduce the incidence of heart attacks, health through disease surveillancetheir lives,” she said. “It We know that many of these problems chronic lung disease and hospitalizations. and prevention. Join your medical teammakes their day.” are complex and are associated with Proper education for patients with today in this commitment. 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30 MOUNTAINEER — May 18, 2012 Bobby Day, wildlife biological technician, stocks trout at Fort Carson’s Haymes Reservoir. Photo by Roger PeytonReservoirs stocked, ready By Chris Zimmerman Popular angling methods include a fly rod, reservoirs are currently dry. Except when Conservation officer spinner baits that imitate smaller forage fish, night supporting military training activities, all crawlers or scented dough baits. Those fishing reservoirs are open to the public so there is no Springtime is here and the wildlife office has with worms on the bottom should inject a small need for range passes.begun stocking Fort Carson’s reservoirs. amount of air into the tail to float the worm above Colorado fishing licenses are not required to Every year between April and September the vegetation. The color of dough bait may also fish on Fort Carson, however anglers must have anthe installation stocks about 1,000 pounds of make a difference under certain conditions, so it installation recreational permit available from therainbow trout monthly. is recommended to have several colors available. Outdoor Recreation Center. Permits are $15 for Rainbow trout is the primary fish stocked Four-pound test line should handle the trout active-duty military, which includes immediatethroughout Colorado and can be identified by stocked on Fort Carson; rainbows have good Family members; $25 for military retirees andits black spots on a light body and a red or pink eyesight and anything more than six pound test Department of the Defense civilians; and $35stripe down either side. Rainbow trout are not native line may scare them off. for civilians. Funds collected from permit salesto Colorado, but after being introduced to the There are three lakes presently active on are used to improve wildlife habitat and to helpwaterways by anglers in the 1880s, are now found Fort Carson and each is teeming with fish. In defray the cost of stocking fish.in both lakes and streams. addition to the trout, the lakes have self-sustaining Daily bag limits of four trout per angler and The fish stocked on Fort Carson are usually populations of bass, crappie and bluegill. other requirements set by the Colorado Parks10-12 inches long, but some are nearly 16 inches Townsend Reservoir is the largest lake. It’s and Wildlife apply on Fort Carson. Using minnowsfrom nose to tail. spring fed and covers 10 surface acres and is about as bait and transferring fish between reservoirs 42-feet deep at the dam. Haymes and Womack is prohibited. To maintain the pristine condition Contact the reservoirs are smaller, averaging about 14-20 of the reservoirs, only hand or electric-powered Conservation Law Enforcement Program at feet deep, and are fed by runoff from the south boats are allowed. When on the water, life jackets 524-5394 or 524-5356 for more information face of Cheyenne Mountain. The lakes are are mandatory. There is no size limit for fish on fishing and hunting at Fort Carson. southwest of Butts Army Airfield, adjacent to caught on the installation and the bass are no Route 4. Teller, Northside and Small Bird longer catch and release.
May 18, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 31Garrison team seeks lofty heights Story and photo by Walt Johnson we had some great starting players coming back from guarantee success for the USAG team as it began Mountaineer staff last year, but we needed to know exactly the kind of play in the post preseason tournament. In fact, team we would have as we integrated new players. the team lost its first game to the 759th Military The U.S. Army Garrison Fort Carson softball “So we played the past month and a half in Police Battalion. The team knew that it would haveteam wasn’t one of the top teams on post last year leagues downtown, which I think helped us get a few to play better in order to advance in the tournament,as it finished near the bottom of the league. But players added to the team to fill certain positions but the players had no idea what a tough roadthe players took the opportunity to get better as a team that are now key to our team,” McGeorge said. they would have to travel to win the championship.in hopes of being one of the elite teams this year. Playing in the downtown leagues did not The USAG team played two more games the The USAG team has come out of the first night of the tournament and agates on fire this season, winning the post gantlet of games on Saturday.early bird softball tournament and posting “We lost to the police team on Fridaya perfect 5-0 record in intramural league night and, after winning the next twoplay as of Monday. Ryan McGeorge, games that night, we had to be back at theUSAG coach, said his team was ahead of fields at 7 a.m. Saturday to play the nextthe curve when the post began its softball round of games,” he said. “Some of ourseason because his team took advantage guys got about three or maybe four hoursof the opportunity to play in Colorado of sleep before we had to play again. ThenSprings city leagues to prepare for the we had to play constantly on Saturday, butintramural season. He said six weeks these guys really stepped up and playedbefore the tournament took place, his team well. The one thing we found out aboutwas competing in the Colorado Springs this team is we are constantly pulling forleague to see how far it had come from each other, we won’t let each other down,last year, and he is happy with the results. and we know it is important for us to stay McGeorge said last year his team was together as a team,” McGeorge said.average, to be kind, and probably not that He said his team should be successfulgood at some points in the season. He this year because it has played together forsaid the good thing about last year was it the past two years, but the biggest reasongave the team the chance to work together is that they understand the concept ofand form the nucleus of this year’s team playing as a team and not individuals.that has gotten off to such a strong start. McGeorge said he looks for team playersHe said although the team had a lot of when selecting a team and he feels thisits players return, there were still some team is filled with players that will goquestions that needed to be answered to battle with each other.during the preseason. “I would rather have a team that has “Last year we finished in the bottom the chance to win a championship andhalf of the league and we had a pretty plays as a team than a team with a lot ofaverage team, but, in the second half of the talented players that play as individuals.season, we got a little stronger and were We saw what we had last year, and Iable to get some key players on the field would say we were average. But this year,that helped us get better as a team,” he with the team we have, I think this is asaid. “We came into this season looking to team that will play together and competeintegrate some new players into the team A runner crosses the plate just ahead of the throw to score a run against the for the post championship.”and continue the progress we had late last U.S. Army Garrison Fort Carson softball team Monday at the Mountain Post If early season results hold up,year. The one thing we did know is that Sports Complex. McGeorge just may get his wish.Mountaineer Sports Feature Honoring Soldiers Former Fountain-Fort Carson High School and current Colorado Springs Flames standout Mellous Carney, 99, puts heat on Northern Colorado Wolfpack quarterback Colton Taylor, 6, during Colorado Football Conference play Saturday in Thornton. The defending CFC champion Flames defeated the Wolfpack, 59-27, to run their season record to 2-0. The Flames will hold the annual military appreciation night salute to the military Saturday when they host the Denver Pirates, one of the top teams in the league, at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs at 7 p.m. Photo by Walt Johnson
32 MOUNTAINEER — May 18, 2012On the BenchRockies offerticket specials by Walt Johnson person. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Mountaineer staff The event begins at Manzanola City Park at 10 a.m., and the course will The Colorado Rockies are include Fowler, Olney Springs,offering military members special Ordway, La Junta and Rocky Ford.ticket buys this season. Vasquez was raised in Manzanola The next chance to take advantage and was assigned to the 3rd Squadron,of these deals is Friday-Sunday when 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, atthe Seattle Mariners are in Denver for Fort Carson. He was killed in actioninterleague action. The Rockies will face by an improvised explosive devicethe Mariners at 6:40 p.m. Friday; 2:10 blast June 5, 2005, during his secondp.m. Saturday and 1:10 p.m. Sunday. deployment to Iraq. Photo by Walt Johnson The Houston Astros will be in Proceeds from the poker runDenver for a Memorial Day splitdoubleheader May 28. The first game will benefit the scholarship fund. For more information or to request Sitting position A member of the Youth Services Center soccer league wants to see how thewill begin at 1:10 p.m. and the second a registration form, contact Vicki action looks from the ground as he tries to make a play lying on his back duringgame will be played at 6:10 p.m. Bosley at 719-469-5083 or Jennifer youth soccer action, Saturday.There will be a fireworks demonstration Vasquez at 719-469-3148. Registrationafter the evening game. The Astros is available the day of the event.will also be the opposition May The 2012 National Physique organization will hold the youth football football skills. Aspiring cheerleaders30-31, beginning at 6:40 p.m. Committee GNC Southern Colorado combine and cheerleading camps for will be able to learn cheer, stunt and Tickets will be sold for $14 and Armed Forces Natural ages 5-15 from noon to 5 p.m. at the jumping routines taught by the Palmereach (with a $3.50 service charge Bodybuilding/Figure/Bikini/Physique University of Colorado-Colorado High School varsity cheerleading squad.per order), a discount from the usual championships will be held in Springs Four Diamonds football field. The Pop Warner fall youth footballrange of $19-$39. Colorado Springs Saturday. The camp is designed to promote season begins Aug. 1. Call the Rockies at 303-ROCKIES, The event takes place at Doherty exercise and fundamentals. A skilled The Directorate of Family andask for the military discount and High School on Barnes Road. positions player camp, for athletes Morale, Welfare and Recreationprovide reference number 21231258 to Prejudging begins at 10:30 a.m. interested in playing quarterback, has announced the Memorial Daytake advantage of the offer. This offer and the finals begin at 6 p.m. Visit running back and wide receiver, will be Training Holiday schedule foris not available on a walk-up basis. http://www.jefftaylor.com for tickets. run by former U.S. Military Academy fitness facilities. The Staff Sgt. Justin L. Vasquez A free summer camp will be standout Nate Sassaman, the first Ironhorse Sports and FitnessMemorial Scholarship Fund Poker held in Colorado Springs June 9 quarterback to rush for more than Center will be open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.Run takes place Saturday, Armed for aspiring football players and 1,000 yards in Army football history. and McKibben Physical Fitness CenterForces Day, in Southeast Colorado. cheerleaders. Athletes will be in timed events will be open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Garcia The entry fee will be $20 per The Pikes Peak Pop Warner and have the opportunity to show their and Waller PFCs will be closed. We have your community covered The Fort Carson Community The Business Community The Peterson Air Force Base and The Schriever Air Force Base Community The NORAD Community The Legal & Financial Community Call 634-5905 to subscribe or for targeted advertising opportunities GREAT CHINA Aspen Dental BUFFET Associates Super Buffet Voted Best in the Springs Complete Family Featuring All You Can Eat Chinese, American and Japanese Cuisine Dental Care MILITARY INSURANCE (Dependents, Active-Duty, Reserve accepted) S. Wahsatch Ave. E. Pikes Peak WE NOW OFFER TAKE-OUT FROM OUR MENU & BUFFET* E. Pikes E. Colorado Ave. Peak Ave. *Charge per pound 572-8009 Santa Fe Railroad Homburg Airport Station Bldg. S. Academy Blvd Satellite Powers Blvd Gregory D. Mock, D.D.S. Hotel Circle Dr 628 South Academy Blvd. Exit 25 Great China Michael E. Gilbert, D.D.S. 139 Buffet Fountain 24 559 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 203 LUNCH DINNER Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Monday-Sunday Monday-Saturday 4:00pm-9:30pm 11:00am-3:45pm Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm
34 MOUNTAINEER — May 18, 2012Mountaineer Athlete of the Week Ashley Jenkins Intramural softball player Ashley Jenkins is an Army officer who would do whatever it takes to make sure her Soldiers know they have her full support and backing. Recently during the intramural softball preseason tournament, Jenkins was so intent on making a play that she sustained a nice “shiner” as the ball glanced off her glove and hit her in the cheek. Jenkins said it was more embarrassing than hurtful, but she wanted to make a play for her team. What got you to come out and play softball this season? I have been playing sports since the second grade, but haven’t played softball in about two years, so it’s kind of ironic that I am even out here. I signed up because the unit was short players, and I said if that is the case, sign me up. What is your favorite professional sports moment? I’m from the St. Louis area, so I was super stoked when the Cardinals won the World Series last year. What is your favorite personal sports moment? It’s always great to get that game-winning hit or make that awesome amazing play, but right now playing with my unit is my favorite sports moment. I love the camaraderie we have here. It’s a lot different than any team I have played on because of the other aspects we have since we work together. What is the one thing in sports you haven’t done that you would still like to do? I grew up in a small town that only offered us basketball and softball, so I would like to try sports other than the ones I am comfortable with because I have never played anything else. People who don’t know me would be surprised to know that ... I am an officer in the Army. When I am out and about and people see me they have a hard time understanding that I am independent and am ambitious with goals. It’s hard for them to see me being in the military. Right now, I am in the (supply officer) position for my battalion, and I like learning something new every day. Photo by Walt Johnson 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 Childrens Dentistry Crowns & Bridges Orthodontics Teeth Whitening Oral Surgery Dentures Implants AT CCU, YOUR PATH TO A DEGREE Wisdom Teeth HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER. White Fillings Porcelain Laminates CCU is military friendly—offering special tuition discounts to active duty, Gum Care Reserve, National Guard, and their spouses Online courses available PROVIDER R ACTIVE MILITA Y DEPENDENTS PROVIDER FOR ACTIVE MILITARY DEPENDENTS I I TAR E N T Learn vital skills from faculty with real world experience Personal De Personal Dentistry with a Soft To entistry r Soft Touch for f ouch Finish each course in weeks, not months—with a schedule that fits your life Children, Parents & Grandparents. , Parents Grandp rents. r pa Complete your degree faster, with AARTS, other college courses, and life-learning experience Colorado Christian University oﬀers certiﬁcate, associate, and bachelor’s degrees: Accounting, Biblical Studies, Business Administration Criminal Justice, Education, Nursing, and many more! Masters’ Degrees: SAME D Y EMERGENCY CARE DA EMERGENCY CARE DAY Y A Business Administration, Counseling, Curriculum and Instruction CALL TODAY! MENTION PROMO CODE CSMNG 5 597-9737 AND WAIVE YOUR APPLICATION FEE www.p www.powersdentalgroup.com powersdentalgroup p.com Contact: Jon Haar email@example.com 719.867.5802 or visit: www.ccu.edu/Military Colorado Christian University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Caring Caring For Smiles Sinc 1974 g Since ce
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36 MOUNTAINEER — May 18, 2012 Photo by Nel Lampe Artifacts from the Titanic are displayed in the Molly Brown House until the end of the year. Molly Brown House Museum A Titanic survivor: Denver resident Molly Brown by Nel Lampe Mountaineer staff This year marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on its maiden voyage. A Denver resident was aboard the ship when it went down in the Atlantic Ocean — Margaret Brown, who became the most famous Titanic survivor and a heroine. Margaret Tobin Brown was in Europe with friends, John Jacob and Madeleine Astor, when she received news that her grandson was ill. Anxious to get home, she hurriedly booked passage on the first available ship, which was the Titanic, making its maiden voyage. At that time, the Titanic was the largest ocean liner ever built and was luxuriously appointed. Wealthy first-class passengers were among the 2,228 passengers and crew aboard the ship when it set sail April 10, 1912. Learn about Margaret Brown and her role in helping Titanic survivors by visiting the Molly Brown House Museum. Opt for the Titanic tour and be taken back to that tumultuous time by a guide who tells the story while showing visitors through the Brown house. The Titanic tour will continue through December. Margaret Brown’s story starts in Hannibal, Mo., where she lived with her Irish immigrant Photo by Nel Lampe The Browns bought a house in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Denver, just blocks from the Colorado Capitol. The mansion cost about $30,000 at the time. Margaret Brown added the lions and sphinxes to the house.
May 18, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 37parents. Lots of trains and people were survivors. About 750heading west where gold and silver had of the 2,200 passengersbeen discovered. She longed to join the survived.adventure and followed her brother to On board the rescueLeadville in 1884, hoping to marry a ship, Margaret Brownrich man. She took a room in a boarding helped organize thehouse and found a job. She met and survivors, making listsmarried J.J. Brown, who worked in a of names and usingmine. He worked his way up and her language skillseventually became rich when gold was to communicate withfound in the Little Jonny Mine. The those who didn’t speaknewly rich Browns bought a 14-room English. She raisedhouse in the swanky Capitol Hill area $10,000 from wealthyof Denver and decorated it lavishly, survivors for thewith Persian and polar bear rugs. rescued victims while Margaret Brown became active in on the Carpathia.Denver philanthropic and political circles, Once in New York,helping found the Denver Woman’s Club she continued to helpand working on miners,’ women’s and the survivors from herchildren’s issues. Although not well hotel room, arrangingeducated, Margaret Brown was spunky, passage and helpingambitious and outspoken. She learned passengers contactseveral languages and traveled the world. friends or relatives.She made high class friends in Europe, Margaret BrownNew York and Newport, R.I. She threw added the Titaniclavish parties and wore the best clothes. tragedy to her list Margaret Brown was reading a of causes and wasbook in her stateroom on the Titanic influential in changingwhen she was knocked to the floor as the maritime laws regardingTitanic hit an iceberg April 14, 1912. safety issues.She grabbed blankets and fur coats and How did Margaretheaded to the deck. The deck was in Brown become knownturmoil; women and children were as unsinkable? The storybeing put into lifeboats. Margaret goes that a reporterBrown found herself being lifted by two recognized her in Newmen and dropped into lifeboat No. 6. York and asked how Photo by Jeff Padrick There was room for 65 people in she survived. Margaret The parlor in the Molly Brown House is decorated in lavishthe lifeboat, but only 21 women, two Brown is said to have Victorian style, with polar bear and Persian rugs, statuettes andmen and a 12-year-old boy were on board. replied, “Typical Brown Tiffany-style lamps.It was dark and cold. Seeing the need luck. I’m unsinkable.”for additional rowers, Margaret Brown Musicals and plays were written for military and $6 for children. Callbegan to row, encouraging the other about Margaret Brown, in which she was 303-832-4092, ext. 10 for reservationswomen to row and save themselves. called “Molly” as in “The Unsinkable weekdays; on weekends ask for extension Lifeboat No. 6 was picked up by the Molly Brown.” Kathy Bates plays her 13. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday,Carpathia at 4:30 a.m. April 15, 1912, in the James Cameron film, “Titanic.” 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday hours arealong with other lifeboats filled with A collection of Titanic memorabilia is noon to 4:30 p.m. displayed on the first After Memorial Day, the Molly floor of the house Brown House Museum will be a Blue for tour guests to see. Star Museum participant, which entitles Before or after the military personnel and up to five Family tour, visit the gift shop members to visit the museum for free. in the carriage house. During that time, military Families may Victorian-era gifts, hats take the Titanic Tour for $2 per person and jewelry are sold through Labor Day. Proper identification there, as well as a large must be provided. inventory of Titanic The museum will be closed Memorial items: movies, games, Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, T-shirts and souvenirs. Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Make reservations Christmas Day as well as New Year’s Eve. for a tour of the Molly Guided tours will not be available Brown House; $8 for July 25, as the museum will observe adults, $6 for military Molly’s Birthday, Jubilee and Titanic and $4 for children Expo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 6-12. The Titanic tour Many lectures, tours and private is $10 for adults, $8 events will be in the museum and other venues in Denver through December; go to http://www. Just the Facts mollybrown.org. The Molly Brown • TRAVEL TIME — about an hour House is at 1340 • FOR AGES — anyone Pennsylvania Ave. Take Interstate 25 • TYPE — Titanic exhibit, his- north to Denver and toric house take the Colfax Exit • FUN FACTOR — ★★★★ east, past the capitol to (Out of 5 stars) Pennsylvania Avenue Photo by Nel Lampe and take a right. AllowA child-friendly area features Victorian-style clothing that children • WALLET DAMAGE — $$ PRESENTLY, time to find a parkingmay try on, reproduction life jackets, telegraphic equipment and $ FOR SOLDIERS, FAMILY IN SUMMER space along the streetsMargaret Brown’s recordings about the Titanic. $ = Less than $20 in the neighborhood. $$ = $21 to $40 $$$ = $41 to $60 $$$$ = $61 to $80 (BASED ON A FAMILY OF FOUR) Places to see in the Pikes Peak area.
38 MOUNTAINEER — May 18, 2012 GET Pikes Peak Center — Upcoming events at 31001 Magnuson Ave. The event is free, and Out the theater: • The Colorado Springs Children’s includes exhibits of military vehicles, museum tours, entry to both hangars and open cockpits Chorale: “Red, White & Broadway” is June 3. for the B-29 aircraft, the C-119, the F-6 • Celtic Thunder will be in Pikes Peak and F-86D. A pancake breakfast or barbecue Center Nov. 18. lunch will be available at a nominal cost For tickets to these events, call 520-SHOW and the band “Fireweed” will provide music or visit the box office at 190 S. Cascade Ave. from 1-2 p.m. tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.Fort Carson’s Community Theatre presents The show begins at 7 p.m. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is “George Orwell’s Animal Farm,” based on a in the World Arena June 7-9. There are daytime 1945 novella by George Orwell. The drama runs The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center shows as well as 7 p.m. shows. Tickets are Friday-Saturday, May 25-26 and June 1-2 in the offers free general admission on the third available at the World Arena box office, call Freedom Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5 for Tuesday of each month. The next public 520-SHOW. There’s a $5 military discount for military identification cardholders in advance at free day is June 19, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free all shows except opening night. the Information, Tickets and Registration office guided tours are at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 and in the Outdoor Recreation Center, call 526-5366. 6 p.m. The Fine Arts Center is at 30 W. Falcon Wanderers and Woodland Wanderers Tickets at the door are $7. For non-identification Dale St.; call 634-5581. host a volksmarch Saturday in Cripple Creek. cardholders, tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the Start time is between 9 a.m. and noon at the door. The show begins at 7 p.m. The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Gold King Mountain Inn, 601 E. Galena Ave. Center has a new dinosaur on display. TheWorld Wrestling Entertainment presents original Apatosaurus was discovered in DaVinci Machines Exhibition — is at the Denver WWE Smackdown at the World Arena July 10, 1901 and was recently restored, molded and Pavilions through September. On loan from the at 7 p.m. Information, Tickets and Registration cast at the resource center and remounted Museum of Leonardo DaVinci in Florence, Italy, has tickets from $20.50-$51.50. For a chance in a more modern pose based on recent the exhibition will be next to H&M in Denver to win two ringside tickets, stop in the ITR science. The skeleton is on display at Pavilions, which is on the 16th Street Mall, in office to put your name in the drawing box 201 S. Fairview St. in Woodland Park. Regular the former Virgin Record Store. More than 60 before June 6, when the winning name is admission is $11.50 for adults and children handcrafted exhibits are replicas built from pulled. Call 526-5366 for information. 5-12 are charged $7.50. The center is open DaVinci’s 500-year-old designs. Admission to Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday the exhibit is $14 for adults, $11 for students,Elitch Gardens amusement park in Denver will hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. military and seniors; children 5-10 are $9. be open Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The The Colorado Renaissance Festival at Larkspur Old Colorado City celebrates “Territory park opens May 25 with weekend hours of begins June 9. It is open 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Days” May 25-28 with the biggest street fest 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will be open daily through rain or shine, Saturday-Sunday through July 29. in the area. There will be food vendors, live Aug. 19. The water park opens for the summer Admission is $18.95 for adults, children 5-12 are music and entertainment. Entry is free and May 26-28, on days the park is open, through $8. Children under 5 are free. 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