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    • Vol. 70 No. 22 June 1, 2012 Word of the month: Excellence Photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew PorchCapt. Brian Kern, 4th Infantry Division honor platoon, renders honors as Staff Sgt. Memorial Ceremony, May 24. Each Soldier of the honor platoon represented oneRhyen Dailey, 4th Squadron, 10th Calvary Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th of the Soldiers who lost his life last year while serving in Afghanistan in support ofInfantry Division, holds the memorial wreath during the Mountain Post Warrior Operation Enduring Freedom.Carson honors fallen heroes Story and photo by Pfc. Andrew Ingram 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office Drew Russell, Capt. Joshua Lawrence, Spc. Christopher Mendonca, Staff Sgt. Allen McKenna, foreign lands,” said Anderson. “Their work and sacrifice will never be forgotten.” Staff Sgt. Daniel Brown, Pfc. Eric Soufrine and Sgt. Anderson recognized the sacrifices and loss Hundreds of somber faces gazed at the names, Ken Hermogino, all of whom gave their lives during endured by the loved ones of the fallen, and commendednewly chiseled into the slate rock memorial before the past year while deployed to Afghanistan in the strength displayed by the Gold Star Families.them, personal memories of the fallen playing out support of Operation Enduring Freedom. “As you know, words cannot express the sorrowbehind many of their eyes. Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general, that we have for each of you, due to the loss of your Soldiers, Family members, veterans and friends 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, asked the loved one,” Anderson said. “Today, we honor theirgathered at the Mountain Post Warrior Memorial assembled Soldiers, Families and community members sacrifice and pray for your comfort and strength asCeremony May 24 to honor the lives of nine Fort to carry on the legacy of the fallen heroes. you make your way ahead in life.Carson Soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice “These Soldiers, like all Soldiers in service to our “No piece of paper or token can adequatelyfor their country. country, stepped forward and declared that they explain our shared sorrow for the loss of these Those in attendance honored the lives of Staff would fight for our freedom, the well-being of theirSgt. Lex Lewis, Master Sgt. Charles Price, Capt. See Fallen heroes on Page 4 fellow countrymen and the oppressed people of Message board INSIDE Army Ball Tickets for the Army Ball, June 16 at 5 p.m. at the Special Events Center, are available at Information, Tickets and Registration or online at https://webtrac. carsonrectrac.html. Page 7 Pages A1-A4 Page 13
    • 2 MOUNTAINEER — June 1, 2012 MOUNTAINEERCommanding General:Garrison Commander: Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson ‘Mountain Warriors’ Col. David L. GrossoFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: Dee McNuttChief, Print and Web Communications: take on new mission By Col. James J. Mingus 2nd Brigades of the Rick Emert and Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Griffin 201st Afghan National Commander and senior enlisted leader, 4th Brigade Army Corps, the ZoneEditor: Devin Fisher Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division 1 Afghan Border Police,Staff writer: Andrea Sutherland 202nd Afghan UniformedHappenings: Nel Lampe JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Greetings from Police and many localSports writer: Walt Johnson Jalalabad. police forces have grown It has been a month since the “Mountain Warrior” in professionalism andLayout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall Headquarters assumed authority from 3rd Brigade Combat capabilities since the Team of the 25th Infantry Division, based at Schofield Mountain Warriors’ This commercial enterprise newspaper is Barracks, Hawaii, and I would like to thank the “Bronco” last deployment toan authorized publication for members of the Brigade for doing a tremendous job at taking the fight to eastern Afghanistan.Department of Defense. Contents of theMountaineer are not necessarily the official the enemy, partnering with and growing the capabilities Although we see theirview of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or of the Afghan National Security Forces, and providing a skill on display every day,the Department of the Army. Printed circulationis 12,000 copies. seamless transition of authority to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. We are sincerely grateful the world got a glimpse of their capabilities during the Mingus The editorial content of the for their hard work and sacrifices during their 12 months attacks across Afghanistan April 15. Afghan NationalMountaineer is the responsibility of the PublicAffairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119, here in eastern Afghanistan. Security Forces quickly responded to the threats in theirTel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address is We have settled into the high country of eastern areas, including here in Jalalabad, and took control Afghanistan along the Pakistani border, arrayed across to defeat the enemy. Although there has been much debate The Mountaineer is posted on the the four provinces of Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman and in the U.S. about the relationships between Afghan SecurityInternet at Nuristan, encompassing 10,000 square miles and home Forces and their partnered International Security Assistance The Mountaineer is an unofficialpublication authorized by AR 360-1. The to roughly 2.3 million people. Force members, an Afghan Security Guard named AlamMountaineer is printed by Colorado Springs This is familiar terrain for many in the brigade Baik, who was responsible for defending one of ourMilitary Newspaper Group, a private firm in who deployed here from 2009-2010. The brigade bases, valiantly gave his life to protect our forces, andno way connected with the Department of the headquarters is situated in the Jalalabad “bowl,” at an was posthumously awarded the Commander’s Award forArmy, under exclusive written contract with elevation of approximately 2,100 feet, but anywhere we go Civilian Service.Fort Carson. It is published 49 times per year. The appearance of advertising in this from here is up. The Hindu Kush Mountains are some of the His example is by no means rare. Afghan security forcespublication, including inserts or supplements, tallest in the world, and every battalion has a piece of them. are fighting every day to protect the future of their countrydoes not constitute endorsement by the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, “Destroyers,” and their families. They remain resolute. We can do no less.Department of the Army or Colorado Springs is based in Nangarhar, and is working closely with the The Mountain Warriors have shed their blood here toMilitary Newspaper Group, of the products or Afghan army and police forces to secure a critical highway bring security to eastern Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Christopherservices advertised. The printer reserves theright to reject advertisements. supply route through the province. L. Brown, Staff Sgt. David P. Nowaczyk, both of the Lethal Everything advertised in this publication 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, “Lethal Warriors; Spc. Jason Edens from Task Force Warhorse,shall be made available for purchase, use or Warriors,” is in southern Kunar, working hand-in-hand 3rd BCT, 1st Armored Div.; 1st Lt. Alejo R. Thompsonpatronage without regard to race, color, religion, with their partnered security forces to fight the enemy from Task Force Red Warrior; and Sgt. Jabraun S. Knoxsex, national origin, age, marital status, physical in its support zones along the Kunar River Valley. and Sgt. Michael J. Knapp of Battery B, 1st Battalion,handicap, political affiliation or any othernonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, “Red Warriors,” 377th Field Artillery; all made the ultimate sacrificeIf a violation or rejection of this equal and their partnered security forces are operating in northern during our time here, demonstrating the highest ideals ofopportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, Kunar and southern Nuristan in some of the most remote military service and the Mountain Warrior ethos, “Havingthe printer shall refuse to print advertising and challenging terrain in the world. Been Led by Love of Country.”from that source until the violation is corrected. 1st Squadron, 13th Cavalry, “Warhorse,” from 3rd Our hearts go out to their Families and loved ones. WeFor display advertising call 634-5905. All correspondence or queries regarding BCT, 1st Armored Division, based out of Fort Bliss, Texas, are blessed to have known them for the time we did. Theiradvertising and subscriptions should be directed is now part of the Mountain Warrior team and working to leadership, friendship and presence will be sorely missed Colorado Springs Military Newspaper secure Laghman province and southern Nuristan. Their loss creates a space that words cannot describe, nor fill.Group, 31 E. Platte Avenue, Suite 300, Our air arm, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, This is a dangerous business; our fallen heroes are aColorado Springs, CO 80903, phone 634-5905. “Sabers,” from the 82nd Airborne Division, out of Fort testament to that, but we remain committed to the fight. We The Mountaineer’s editorial content isedited, prepared and provided by the Public Bragg, N.C., provide armed reconnaissance, attack are at a crucial point in the fight. The Afghan Security ForcesAffairs Office, building 1430, room 265, Fort aviation, medical evacuation, and medium and heavy are poised to fully take the lead and secure a prosperous andCarson, CO 80913-5119, phone 526-4144. lift operations to ensure we own the skies. Our aviators peaceful future for the people of Afghanistan. The Mountain Releases from outside sources are so enable us to dominate the ground with their ability to Warriors will be on the leading edge of enabling thatindicated. The deadline for submissions to the move us anywhere in the battle space and take the fight transition, realizing the fruits of many years of labor hereMountaineer is close of business the weekbefore the next issue is published. The to the enemy wherever he thinks he can hide. in eastern Afghanistan. Mountain Warriors are taking anMountaineer staff reserves the right to edit The 704th Brigade Support Battalion, “Blacksmiths,” active part in creating the future of Afghanistan, and historysubmissions for newspaper style, clarity and continue to provide critical logistical support throughout will remember them for their sacrifice and dedication.typographical errors. our operating area, moving supplies along roads that To the greater Colorado Springs community, 4th Policies and statements reflected in the would challenge all but the best drivers in the world, and Infantry Division, friends of the Mountain Warriors andnews and editorial columns represent viewsof the individual writers and under no conducting sling-load operations, moving supplies to Fort Carson: thank you from the bottom of our hearts forcircumstances are to be considered those of places where there are no roads. They accomplish these your support to our Soldiers here and our Families. Youthe Department of the Army. missions while running Forward Operating Base Fenty have provided support and comfort to the loved ones of Reproduction of editorial material is and partnering with Afghan logistical units. our fallen heroes, honoring their sacrifices and displayingauthorized. Please credit accordingly. 4th Special Troops Battalion, “Gryphons,” are providing the deepest gratitude of a grateful nation. We could not critical enabler support to the entire brigade, ensuring that be successful without you. We can get after our mission our forces can talk anywhere in the world, understand our here because we know our Families are in good hands. complex battle space and provide assured mobility. And be sure to follow the Mountain Warriors on The Mountain Warriors are partnered with several Facebook at “4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division.” excellent Afghan National Security Forces. The 1st and — Led by Love of Country. Classified advertising 329-5236 Display advertising 634-5905 Mountaineer editor Has someone in your organization recently 526-4144 Post information received kudos? Contact Mountaineer staff at 526-5811 Post weather hotline 526-4144 or email 526-0096
    • June 1, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 3Obama: Nation must help shoulder burden By Jim Garamone the war. He then spoke of the last of the nearly 4,500 that more Families will take in the months and years American Forces Press Service casualties: Army Spc. David Hickman who was killed ahead,” he said. by a roadside bomb in Baghdad a month before the Obama spoke directly to the Families of the ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. last Americans left Iraq in December. fallen and shared what he told the Hickmans: that— Binding the wounds of war is the priority for our The president spoke about meeting the Hickman there is no more wrenching decision as presidentnation, President Barack Obama said during the Family at Fort Bragg, N.C. “Right now, the Hickmans than sending servicemembers into harm’s way.Memorial Day observance, Monday. are beginning a very difficult journey that so many of “I can promise you that I will never do so unless Representing all Americans, the president placed your Families have traveled before them — a journey it is absolutely necessary,” he said. “Then when wea wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and then do, we must give our troops a clear mission and thespoke at the Memorial Amphitheatre. full support of a grateful nation.” “Today we come together as Americans to pray, Americans need to help the Families facingto reflect and to remember these heroes,” he said. such tragedy, the president said.“But tomorrow this hallowed place will once again “As a country, all of us can and should askbelong to a smaller group of visitors … following a ourselves how we can help you shoulder a burdenwell-worn path to a certain spot and kneeling in front that no one should have to bear alone.of a familiar headstone. You are the Family and “As we honor your mothers and fathers, yourfriends of the fallen.” sons and daughters who have given their last full Those who have lost a loved one “leave a piece measure of devotion to this country, we have to askof yourselves beneath these trees,” Obama said. ourselves how we can support you and your Families,“You, too, call this sanctuary home.” and give you some strength.” The president noted that for the first time in nine The best way to help is to remember theyears Americans are not fighting and dying in Iraq. sacrifices and to remember the dead as not just aThe war in Afghanistan is winding down, he said, and line in the newspaper, but as individuals, ObamaU.S. troops deployed there will come home. “After a said. The country can honor them by meeting itsdecade under the dark cloud of war, we can see the obligations to those who did come home, he added.light of a new day on the horizon,” he said. “To all our men and women in uniform who are With the war in Iraq over, the president put the here today, know this: The patriots who rest beneathscale of the sacrifice in perspective. He spoke of these hills were fighting for many things — for theirthe four Marines who died in a helicopter crash Families, for their flag — but above all, they wereon the first day of Operation Iraqi Freedom in March Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo fighting for you,” Obama said. “As long as I am2003. Maj. Jay Thomas Aubin, Capt. Ryan Anthony President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the president, we will make sure you and your loved onesBeaupre, Cpl. Brian Matthew Kennedy and Staff Sgt. Memorial Day observance ceremony at Arlington will receive the benefits you’ve earned and theKendall Damon Watersbey were the first casualties of National Cemetery in Arlington Va., Monday. respect you deserve. America will be there for you.”
    • 4 MOUNTAINEER — June 1, 2012 Army veterans of the Korean War render honors during the Mountain Post Warrior Memorial Ceremony, May 24. Families, friends, and Soldiers of Fort Carson remembered nine Soldiers who lost their lives serving in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Photo by Pfc. Andrew IngramFallen heroes Honoring their fallen comrades is an obligationfrom Page 1 survivors owe to the Family and friends left behind, said Sgt. 1st Class Robert Weible, platoonAmerican heroes and our comrades,” he said. sergeant, Troop D, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry“These monuments of stone before you are simple, Regiment, 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div.humble and a pale reflection of our deep and “A ceremony like this makes you proud andgenuine gratitude for your loved ones’ service sad at the same time,” said Weible, who representedand sacrifice. They are a reminder to all of us, and McKenna during the ceremony. “I’m honoredto those who will follow, of the cost of freedom.” to be chosen to represent a good Soldier and Following his address, Anderson and leader — to show my support to the Family.”Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Delosa, senior Weible said he believes the memorial willenlisted leader, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, stand as a testament of heroism for Americans4th Inf. Div., laid a wreath at the foot of the to look to in the A Soldier from each of the fallen “Our younger generation needs to realizeheroes’ units paid formal honors, rendering a these Soldiers didn’t die in vain,” he said. “Whensalute to their comrades. I get out of the military, I can come back and The Soldiers honored during the ceremony show my Family the Soldier I served with whoset a great example for those they left behind, died in Kandahar (Afghanistan).”said Staff Sgt. JohnHammill, infantry-man, Company D,1st Battalion, 67thArmor Regiment,2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div. “Master Sgt.Price would doanything for hisSoldiers,” Hammillsaid of his formerplatoon sergeant. “Inour line of work,especially in combat,you don’t know ifyou are going to Photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Porchcome back, but hewent out there every Sergeant 1st Class Dale Smith, Warrior Transition Battalion,day — he was doing Fort Stewart, Ga., and his wife, Lindsey Smith, rub their fingersit for his Family, he over the name of one of his former Soldiers engraved on thewas doing it for his Mountain Post Warrior Memorial, May 24.Soldiers, to makesure that they madeit back — even ifhe had to give up hislife for that.” Following theceremony, the Gold Spc. Justin Biays, Company B,Star Families paid 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantrytheir respects at Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combatthe memorial and Team, 4th Infantry Division,collected pencil rub- collects a pencil rubbing of abings of their loved fallen comrade’s name duringones’ names from the Mountain Post Warriorthe stone surface. Memorial Ceremony, May 24. Photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch
    • June 1, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 5‘Straight Arrows’ supports field day Story and photo by Sgt. Breanne Pye 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division As hundreds of elementary school students throughoutthe Front Range community prepare for summer vacation,one local school teamed with Soldiers from Fort Carsonto host one of their biggest events of the year. More than 30 Soldiers assigned to 4th Battalion,42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade CombatTeam, 4th Infantry Division, joined faculty from BrickerElementary School in Colorado Springs to host a fieldday for students, May 23. “This was another great opportunity for the ‘StraightArrows’ (Battalion) to partner with the community andshare some of the things that are important to the Army,through the Adopt-A-School Program,” said Capt.Timothy Sechrist, commander, Company G (ForwardSupport Company), 4th Bn., 42nd FA Reg. The Straight Arrows arrived at Bricker ElementarySchool early in the morning to prepare an M109A6Paladin self-propelled howitzer, cover a large picnic areawith camouflage netting and provide a water buffalo andother military vehicles for the event. “All the vehicles we staged prior to the field dayprovided students an opportunity to get up close withequipment they had never seen,” said Sechrist. “Theyalso got to ask questions about the vehicle each Soldierwas specialized in.” Bricker Elementary interim principal, Kellie Moore,said many of the students had never met a Soldier before, Spc. Richard Soto, Company G (Forward Support Company), 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, supervises a sponge relay race between Bricker Elementary School See Field day on Page 10 students during a field day in Colorado Springs, May 23. CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN DENTAL GROUP FAST MONEY. Serving the Cheyenne Mountain Community Since 1978 We accept Dr. Grant Dr. Bertsch military insurance Dr. VanOrman Without the Fear. Dr. Koditek 3605 Star Ranch Road (corner of Star Ranch & Hwy. 115) 576-3276 Monday – Wednesday – Friday, 8a-5p Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7a-6p Accepting new patients! We get military life, and with our high approval rates for all ranks you get the money you need fast with payments you can afford. All backed by a 15-day no-risk guarantee. Borrow smarter. With Pioneer Services. 1-800-FOR-LOAN Stop in Today! Astrozon Blvd 2710 S. Academy Blvd ©2012. All loan applications are confidential and subject to our credit policies. No official U.S. military endorsement is implied. MidCountry Bank is a member FDIC. 12-DL-111-03
    • 6 MOUNTAINEER — June 1, 2012Miscellaneous Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationThe Fort Carson Inspector General’s Office — Dining facility Friday Saturday-Sunday Monday-Thursday will offer limited services in building 1659 June Stack Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. 11-15. The IG office will reopen with full service Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18 in its new location, building 1668, north of Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. the Magrath Avenue and Prussman Boulevard Wolf Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. intersection June 18. Call 526-3900 for more 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. information. Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.Self-Help Weed Control Program — Department of Defense regulations require training for people Warfighter Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. applying pesticides on military installations. Units (Wilderness Road Complex) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. interested in participating in the program must Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. send Soldiers for training on the proper handling, LaRochelle Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. transportation and application of herbicides. Once 10th SFG(A) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. individuals are properly trained by the Directorate Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. of Public Works base operations contractor, 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 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 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 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 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 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 Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and briefings start at 7:30 terminations. For more information call 526-9707. • 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 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 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 for questions ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the criteria and have proven themselves to be on snow removal, grounds maintenance and the first and third Wednesday of each month. outstanding NCOs through a board/leadership contractor response to service orders. Briefing sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier process. Contact the SAMC president, Staff Sgt. • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at Readiness Building, building 1042, room 244, Thomas Witt, at 526-5661 for more information. 524-0786 or email to on a first-come, first-served basis. Soldiers mustCommand Evaluation and Training Team — request latrines, for service or to report damaged be within 120 days of their expiration term of COMET provides commanders at all levels with a or overturned latrines. service, but must attend the briefing no later than responsive maintenance and supply assessment and The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — is 30 days prior to their ETS or start of transition training tool that improves the combat effectiveness, able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building leave. Call 526-2240/8458. readiness and efficiency of their units’ logistical 1430, room 240. During duty hours, Soldiers should Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays in programs. The team identifies supply and mainte- call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone number for after building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m. nance weaknesses and problems, and provides hours, holidays and weekends is 719-358-3275. Soldiers must be specialist to staff sergeant from any individual and unit reinforcement training based on Questions can also be submitted by email to military occupational specialty, have a general assessments. Results remain confidential for the unit Know your rights. technical score of at least 107, be a U.S. citizen, score commander only. COMET provides assistance in Legal services — provided at the Soldier Readiness 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test, and the majority of maintenance and supply management Processing site are for Soldiers undergoing the SRP pass a Special Forces physical. Call 524-1461 or areas with one-on-one training, and by conducting process. The SRP Legal Office will only provide visit the website at follow-up visits. The team also conducts classes to powers of attorney or notary services to Soldiers help strengthen supply skills and improve mainte- processing through the SRP. Retirees, Family Hours of Operation nance readiness. Contact Tim Howarth at 503-3095 members and Soldiers not in the SRP process can or for information. receive legal assistance and powers of attorney at • In-processing — Monday-Thursday fromRecycle incentive program — The Directorate of the main legal office located at 1633 Mekong St., 7:30-10:30 a.m. Public Works has an incentive program to prevent building 6222, next to the Family Readiness Center. • Initial and partial issues — Monday- recyclable waste from going to the landfill. Legal assistance prepares powers of attorney and Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards performs notary services on a walk-in basis from • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Carson 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for Fridays, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call Briefings • Full turn ins — by appointment only; call 526-5898 for more information about the program. 526-3321.Directorate of Public Works services — DPW is Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training • Unit issues and turn ins — Call 526- responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort — is held June 12-14 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 5512/6477 for approval. the Family Readiness Center, building 6237, room Education Center hours of operation — TheBOSS meetings are 104. This training is required for all Soldiers asked Mountain Post Training and Education Center,held the first and third to perform this solemn duty. Per Army Regulation building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows:Thursday of each 600-8-1, this duty is limited to those in the ranks of • Counselor Support Center — Monday-month from 2-3:30 sergeant first class to command sergeant major, Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11p.m. at The Foxhole. chief warrant officer 2-5 and captain and above. No a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Contact Cpl. Rachael reservations are required to attend training. Classes • Army Learning Center — Monday-Robertson at 524-2677 offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Call Jean Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.or visit the BOSS office Graves at 526-5613/ 5614 for more information. • Defense Activity for Nontraditionalin room 106 of The Hub for more information. Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency Education Support and Army PersonnelText “follow CarsonBOSS” to 40404 to receive Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in Testing — Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. andupdates and event information. building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from 12:30-4:30 p.m. 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to building
    • June 1, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 7‘Gunfighters’ team with commandos Story and photos by In January, Soldiers of 1st We have conducted air assaults for to provide security extending from Sgt. Daniel Schroeder Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, various missions and have removed (Tarin Kot) to Bagram Air Field,” said 25th Combat Aviation Brigade attached to 25th Combat Aviation enemy assets from the battlefield.” an Australian Special Forces commando, Public Affairs Office Brigade, Task Force Gunfighter, joined Since the 1st Bn., 2nd Avn. Reg., who serves as a platoon commander in the mission in Tarin Kot, continuing the from Fort Carson, began working with the 2nd Commando Reg. “‘Gunfighter’ TARIN KOT, Afghanistan — partnership with 2nd Commando 2nd Commando Reg., the combined support was critical to enable us toDuring the past 11 years, U.S. and Regiment, Australian Special task force completed an average of 25 execute deep strike missions and directAustralian soldiers formed a bond Operations Command. missions per month, provided security action particularly deep into enemywithin the walls of Multi-national Base “The Australians are great partners for patrol bases, conducted more than held territory.”Tarin Kot, Afghanistan. In that time, to work with,” said Capt. Travis 50 special operations missions, and U.S. and Australian troops havethey shared a mission: to disrupt Galloway, fire support officer for 1st inserted more than 1,000 troops during provided security and assistance duringinsurgent operations in and around the Bn., 2nd Avn. Reg. “They are highly air assault operations. the transition of responsibility to theUruzgan province. trained and very professional soldiers. “Our partnership has enabled us Afghan National Security forces. The forces took the time to foster personal relationships at events. Recently, they attended the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Day, a national day of remembrance to honor the members of the ANZAC, who fought at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. During the event, the troops shared in food and festivities, including an obstacle course the participants had to overcome using remote controlled helicopters. “The Americans beat us badly with the helicopters,” said the Australian captain. “The obstacle course helped them fine tune their piloting skills.” Soldiers from the Afghan National Army and 2nd Commando Regiment, Australian Special Operations Command, head to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter operated by 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, attached to the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, after completing a mission in the Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, March 26. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/4THID WWW.TWITTER.COM/@4THINFDIV WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/THE4ID WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/THE4ID WWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/THE4ID
    • 8 MOUNTAINEER — June 1, 2012SFAT 42 arrives Soldiers hang up uniformsat FOB Apache By Capt. Jake Mentele area of expertise, including Mountaineer staff Fourteen Soldiers were honored for their service to the nation during a retirement ceremony Wednesday Team, 4th Infantry Division • 1st Sgt. Chris Pitcock, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div. • Master Sgt. Zane Morris, 2nd Bn., 17th Field Artillery Reg. Security Force Assistance administration and company on Manhart Field.Team 42, 3rd Brigade Combat advising to intelligence, tactics, Soldiers, Family and friends • Master Sgt. Brian Pals, 242nd Team, 4th Infantry Division operations, logistics, communi- gathered to celebrate the closing Explosive Ordnance Disposal cations and field artillery. moments of the Soldiers’ Army Ordnance Battalion, 71st Ordnance FORWARD OPERATING Working with the Afghan careers as they were presented their Group (EOD)BASE APACHE, Afghanistan — National Security Forces to defeat military decorations and U.S. flags • Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Meyer,Soldiers of Security Force Taliban fighters and prevent that had been flown over Fort Carson. 10th Combat Support HospitalAssistance Team 42, from the 3rd Afghanistan from harboring The Soldiers’ spouses received • Sgt. 1st Class David Lee,Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry terrorists, members of SFAT 42 certificates of appreciation and a 10th CSHDivision, arrived at Forward recently completed their first rose in recognition of their service. • Staff Sgt. Ismal Hermosillo, 1stOperating Base Apache, in the operation in the Zabul province. Those retiring were: Bn., 66th Armor Reg., 1st BCT,Zabul province of Afghanistan, in This was the first opportunity • Lt. Col. Leif Gunhus, North American 4th Inf. Div.early May to partner with and assist that SFAT 42 had to understand Aerospace Defense Command and • Staff Sgt. Guillermo Allen, 7thAfghan National Army forces. how the Afghan unit operates on a U.S. Northern Command Sqdn., 10th Cav. Reg, 1st BCT, The “Iron” Brigade Soldiers day-to-day basis, and to see SFAT • Maj. Shawn Shulze, 230th Financial 4th Inf. Div.moved on to the FOB to find the 42’s presence can enhance the Management Company, 43rd • Staff Sgt. Cedric Woodyard, 1stcastle ruins of the Macedonian unit’s ability to operate and sustain Special Troops Battalion, Bn., 22nd Inf. Reg., 1st BCT, 4thleader, Alexander the Great, who themselves in the future, said 43rd Sustainment Brigade Inf. Div.settled in the area during his Capt. Jonathan Fitzgerald, team • Sgt. Maj. Felipe Ogas, Rear • Staff Sgt. Wesley Verner, 7th Sqdn.,conquest of the Persian Empire executive officer, assigned to Detachment, 3rd Brigade Combat 10th Cav. Reg, 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div.around 300 B.C. Headquarters and Headquarters • Staff Sgt. Jason Gohn, 2nd “I was a history major in Company, 64th Brigade Support Bn., 77th FA and learned about Battalion, 3rd BCT. • Sgt. Merita Lee, 10th CSHAlexander the Great,” said 1st Lt. “This is definitely a unique andJohn Fellows, SFAT 42 company challenging mission we are under- The next Fort Carsonadviser, attached to Company D, taking, and I’m confident we will monthly post retirement1st Battalion, 8th Infantry make a difference,” said Fitzgerald. ceremony takes placeRegiment, 3rd BCT. Working side by side, SFAT June 27 at 3:30 p.m. at “It’s exciting to trace the foot- 42 has built a rapport with its Founders Plaza.prints of a great historical figure I Afghan partners with the hopelearned about in textbooks,” he said. that one day it will lead to a Each member of SFAT 42 long-lasting partnership for futuredeployed to provide a specific generations, he said. PUBLIC & DEALER The person pictured is not an actual service member AUTO AUCTION 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month NOW ENR ROLLING 905 Santa Fe Ave., Fountain, CO – 11:00 am 2nd Saturday of every month NO-COST P PRESCHOOL 2751 N. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, CO – 11:00 am 200-300 units to choose from every auction. Now accepting applic cations for eligible Cars, Pickups, SUVs, RVs, Bank Repos, etc… children, ages birth to 5, in Head Start, o Consignments are welcome! Early Head Start & the Colorado Preschool Pyramid Motors Auctions Co. Program. Program Applications submitted by May 4 (Pueblo) 719-547-3585 receive priority conside eration for placement. (Fountain) 719-382-5151 Go to (719) 635 5-1536 www.cpcdhea JUNIPER VALLEY DINING ROOM Call or go online for more information about eligibility and upcoming enrollment events. g Specializing Military families are enco ouraged to apply. in skillet fried chicken or baked HEAD STA | EARLY HEAD STA TART R TART ham dinner COLORADO NOW IN OUR 61st SEASON! Reservations 576-0741 Suggested! (located 12 miles south on Hwy 115) **CASH OR Hours: Fri - Sat, 5pm-8pm. Sundays, 1p-7pm CHECKS ONLY**
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    • 10 MOUNTAINEER — June 1, 2012Field day and team building skills,” said Sechrist. “My favorite activity of the day Elementary School officials thankedfrom Page 5 “The children looked to the Soldiers for was working with the kids during the the Straight Arrows Soldiers for their an example, and counted on them to tug of war challenge,” said Spc. Tariq continued support in the Adopt-A-and had never seen Army equipment. help make decisions and work through Collins, petroleum supply specialist, School Program. “It’s our responsibility as educators problems during the activities.” Company G. “I split the teams up as “We are incredibly fortunate toto make sure these kids understand the During the field day, students boys versus girls, and I think even have such a motivated and compassionateimportance of teamwork; that we give played as many as 15 different physical the parents were surprised how often the partner in the Straight Arrows,” saidthem a sense of country and commu- activity stations. girls’ team won.” Moore. “They have gone above andnity,” said Moore. “Our partnership “We really wanted to get the students “One of my favorite parts of the beyond in dedicating time to help ourwith Fort Carson and the Straight outside and show them not only how day was watching my students surround school and our students, even duringArrows is setting a solid foundation important, but how much fun fitness a Soldier after they completed an their holidays.”for these children’s futures.” can be,” said Justin Seigel, Bricker activity, and asking the Soldier for Bricker Elementary School officials Sechrist said the Soldiers learned physical education teacher. “Soldiers his autograph,” said Siegel. “That and Straight Arrows Soldiers continuejust as much as the students. were the perfect examples for these really shows how much the Soldier to plan future projects for the school, “This was an amazing opportunity kids, especially in an era where children presence in their schoolhouse means to with the eventual goal of havingfor our younger, more inexperienced spend more time playing video games these kids.” Soldiers assist faculty and mentorSoldiers to work on their leadership than engaging in outdoor activities.” Following the event, Bricker students during the school week. Gentle Dental Care Howard Short, D.M.D. Accepting United Concordia Insurance for military families! Botox and Dermafill Treatment Available! CALL FOR APPOINTMENT! 719-574-7631 12% Off 5739 Constitution Ave. (SW corner Constitution and Powers next to Walgreens) EVERYTHING ELSE CARE CREDIT ACCEPTED st IN THE STORE Excludes all clearance & discontinued 24% Off items. No rainchecks. No other coupons or discounts may be used on this sale. (Must be 18 years of age) ALL CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR Excludes all clearance and discontinued items. No rainchecks. No other coupons FREE or discounts may be used on this sale. SODA & POPCORN IN ALL STORES HOT DOGS will be served from 11am - 1pm ¢ st (Must be 18 years of age) (Must be 21 years of age) Stay ahead of your SHOP NOW at Almost Anything - Big R’s got it! Big R of Lamar, Inc. competition withALAMOSA CENTER SECURITY/WIDEFIELD CONIFER*NEW STORE CORTEZ LAJUNTA ELIZABETH breaking news from148 CRAFT STREET719-587-0435 307WORTH STREET 719-754-3983 165 FONTAINE BLVD COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 25557 CONIFER RD, BUILDING 7B CONIFER, CO 80433 1319 MAIN STREET 970-564-5952 WEST HWY 50 719-384-7721 650 BEVERLY STREET 303-646-6936 the CSBJ newsroomHOURS HOURS 719-390-9134 303-816-7124 HOURS HOURS HOURSMON-SAT 8AM TO 7PMSUNDAY 9AM TO 5PM MON-SAT 8AM TO 6PM CLOSED SUNDAY HOURS MON-FRI 8AM TO 8PM MON-SAT 8AM TO 7PM SUNDAY 9AM TO 5PM MON-SAT 8AM TO 7PM SUNDAY 9AM TO 5PM MON-FRI 8AM TO 8PM SAT 8AM TO 7PM every day. SAT 8AM TO 7PM SUNDAY 9AM TO 5PM SUNDAY 9AM TO 5PM FALCON 14155 EAST HWY 24 719-749-9136 LAMAR EAST HWY 50 719-336-7728 PUEBLO 1020 BONFORTE BLVD 719-542-1835 TRINIDAD 2208 FREEDOM RD 719-845-1587 DUMAS, TX 1400 GUY LANE PLAZA 806-935-7700 FARMINGTON, NM 908 E. MAIN ST. 505-326-7711 Sign up at HOURS MON-FRI 8AM TO 8PM SAT 8AM TO 7PM HOURS MON-SAT 8AM TO 7PM SUNDAY 9AM TO 5PM HOURS MON-FRI 8AM TO 8PM SAT 8AM TO 7PM HOURS MON-SAT 8AM TO 7PM SUNDAY 9AM TO 5PM HOURS MON-FRI 8AM TO 8PM SAT 8AM TO 7PM HOURS MON-FRI 8AM TO 8PM SAT 8AM TO 7PM SUNDAY 9AM TO 5PM SUNDAY 9AM TO 5PM SUNDAY 9AM TO 5PM SUNDAY 9AM TO 5PM
    • June 1, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 11Vietnam veteransPanetta, Dempsey recall valor, sacrifice By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The Defense Department’s mostsenior leaders honored Vietnam War veterans, includingtheir own friends and mentors, in a commemorationMonday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall that theysaid was long overdue. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, Chairman of theJoint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and actor TomSelleck all mentioned friends and mentors whose names areamong the 58,282 etched into the black granite panels.They joined President Barack Obama in a ceremonymarking the beginning of the 50th anniversary of the war. The Vietnam War ended in April 1975 when NorthVietnamese troops took the South Vietnamese capital ofSaigon. While the end date is a certainty, it is a mirrorof the war and the divisions it caused that Americans stilldisagree on when U.S. involvement in the country began. 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    • 12 MOUNTAINEER — June 1, 2012Vietnam The secretary spoke of his recent participation in only saw loss, and to see valor where some simplyfrom Page 11 a ceremony presenting the Medal of Honor to the refused to look,” he said. widow of Army Spec. 4 Les Sabo. Sabo, a member of The war’s 50th anniversary gives Americans the “No memorial better reflects the pain of the the famed 101st Airborne Division, died saving his opportunity to look back, the chairman said.sacrifices that were made (than this one),” he said. platoon in 1970. The award recommendation was Dempsey recalled being a 16 year old in upstate Millions of American served in Vietnam and, at lost for years before another Screaming Eagle found New York and watching Capt. John Graham comeone point, more than 500,000 U.S. servicemembers it and revived the process. back from the war, motivating him to want to be awere deployed there. They returned, Panetta said, to “The story of Les, in many ways, is the story of Soldier himself.a country that “failed to fully acknowledge their the Vietnam War: We forgot and now we finally “I remember the day in 1971 when Capt. Johnservice, their sacrifice and failed to give them the remember,” Panetta said. Graham was buried at West Point,” Dempsey said.honor they so justly deserved.” Dempsey noted that some people called the war “He died during his second tour advising the The Vietnam generation “is graying now,” Panetta — and the wall — a scar. South Vietnamese Army. His son is now on Westsaid. But it is not too late for the commemoration of “But history’s temperance allows us to see success Point’s faculty.”Vietnam to right the wrongs of the past, he said. where some only saw failure, to see hope where some The chairman also spoke of Army Warrant Officer Roy Thomas, a gunship pilot with the 25th Infantry Division. “He died in battle when his son was 4 months old,” the chairman said. “His son is Defense Secretary an Air Force officer on my staff.” Leon E. Panetta Those men are just two examples that escorts 93-year- echo thousands more who share a martial old Sarah Shay to bond with their forbearers, Dempsey said. lay a wreath in “Whether they served in Vietnam or remembrance of Iraq or Afghanistan, whether they returned her son, Maj. home or we still await their homecoming, Donald Shay Jr., there is no difference in their courage and during a ceremony sense of duty,” he said. “There is no differencecommemorating the when it comes to fear and suffering, on the 50th anniversary front line and on the homefront. There is noof the Vietnam War difference in the love and longing of their at the Vietnam Families. And, there is no difference in theVeterans Memorial wounds that remain both seen and unseen.”wall in Washington, Their example calls for Americans to D.C., Monday. resolve to “never again allow our veterans and Donald Shay has their Families to be left alone, left to feel been missing in outside, left to fend for themselves,” Dempsey action from the said. “And let us resolve today to not just say Vietnam War for ‘welcome home,’ but to truly welcome our 42 years. troops home with the respect and care that Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley they and their Families have earned.” 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 GIVE ME REAL WORLD GLADIATORS. reduced radiation exposure Parents can stay with children during treatment Most insurance accepted including Military and Medicaid Your commitment to serve our country is as meaningful to us as it is to Welcoming New Patients Healthy Smiles (719) 522-0123 you. CTU is proud to offer support designed specifically for current and are Beary Special 9480 Briar Village Point, Suite 301 veteran military personnel and their families. * ** and prior learning assessment MILITARY SPECIALS Secure your space today Visit our Admission Advisor every Thursday at the Education Center. Save An Additional 5% Visit, On Your Monthly Rent Call 877.906.6555, or FREE use of our moving van on move-IN and OUT Text MILITARY to 94576 for more info. FREE Call us today and reserve your storage CIRCLE DRIVE SELF STORAGE 2515 Arlington Drive, Colorado Springs, CO *Not all credits eligible to transfer. See the university’s catalog regarding CTU’s transfer credit policies. (South of Fountain Blvd, behind Shamrock Gas on Circle Drive) **Military tuition rate applicable for Associate and Bachelor’s degrees only. Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at Not all programs are available to residents of all states. CTU cannot guarantee employment or salary. 88-30534 262458 02/12 719-447-0452
    • June 1, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 13Open swim: Hailey Saiver, 8, plugs her nose as she jumps from the three-meter springboard Monday at the Outdoor Pool.Community members Hailey said she was scared to perform back flips, but hopes to be able to by the end of the summer.dive into summer Story and photos by throughout the day. Andrea Sutherland Trained lifeguards, made up Mountaineer staff of Soldiers and pool employees, trained for two months on CPR Memorial Day weekend skills, basic first aid and “backmarked the unofficial start to boarding” victims with potentialsummer as hundreds of community spinal cord injuries, all in prepara-members splished, splashed, dove tion for the swimming season.and swam at the Outdoor Pool, “If we do our jobs right, wewhich opened Saturday. don’t have to (use this training),” “It got crowded, but the said Pfc. Casey Milsop, 4thwind took over,” said Spc. Sean Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment,McCarthy, lifeguard. 3rd BCT, 4th Inf. Div. A Soldier with the 704th As the lifeguards stood watch,Brigade Support Battalion, water bugs took advantage of the4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th water slides and played games.Infantry Division, McCarthy “We’re playing water tag,”estimated that as many as 70 said Christian Mortonn, 8, asswimmers crowded the pool he adjusted his goggles andduring its busiest time Monday. snorkel gear. More than 200 community See Pool on Page 20members visited the pool Swimming options Both the Indoor and Outdoor pools offer several Open swim takes place noon to 6 p.m. daily as from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. swim options for water lovers. through Sept. 3. Visit Call 526-4093 or visit Swimming lessons for children ages 6 months to 12 years id=142 or call 526-4456 for more information. ?page(underscore)id=2297 for more information. take place throughout the year at both the Outdoor Pool and the Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center pool. Iron Horse Pool: Passes to both aquatic facilities: Parents must register children in Child, Youth and Early bird lap swim is daily from 5:30-6:30 a.m. Active duty: free with identification cards School Services. Visit Active-duty lap swim is 6:30-8:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Family members up to 3 years old: free pools-lessons.php or call 524-2329 for more information. Lap swim for community members occurs daily Daily pass (required for Family members ages at various hours. 4 years and older): $2 Outdoor Pool: Open swim takes place 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and Nonmilitary visitors daily pass: $5 Lap swim for active-duty servicemembers is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Water aerobics: $3 6-7 a.m. Monday-Friday. Lap swim for community members is 8:30-10 a.m. Water aerobics classes are 8:15-9 a.m. Individual, family and three-month passes Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday-Sunday. Monday, Wednesday and Friday as well are also available. Deanna Andronis, right, catches her daughter, Cheyenne, 2, as she slides down the water slide at the Outdoor Pool, Monday. The pool opened Saturday, marking the unofficial start of summer.
    • 14 MOUNTAINEER — June 1, 2012 Daughtry By Kerstin Lopez Special to the Mountaineer is part of the global “Tour for the Troops” event that is being put on by the Air Force Reserve. opening act will be performed by the Air Force Reserve band beginning at 6 p.m. performs The award winning rock group Daughtry will perform June 8 at Iron Horse Park at 7 p.m. Daughtry is led by former “American Idol” finalist Chris Daughtry, who is the lead singer DFMWR asks all patrons to leave glass products and pets at home. Vendors will be on site for food for military The concert, which is offered through a partnership with Directorate and rhythm guitarist for the band. The concert is free and open to all and beverage purchases. Follow weather updates and changes community of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and the Air Force Reserve, Department of Defense identification cardholders and their guests. The in location on Facebook at http://www., Families get free parks pass By Lisa Daniel vehicle access to some 2,000 sites that charge per Jarvis, a 40-year Park Service employee, said American Forces Press Service vehicle. At sites where entrance fees are charged that while the free passes are a first, they are per person, it covers the pass owner and three representative of the parks’ history with the military, WASHINGTON — Servicemembers and adults age 16 and older. which dates back to the Buffalo Soldiers’ battlestheir Families will be able to enter all of America’s The National Park Service estimates that giving with Native Americans in the mid-1800s and thenational parks free of charge for a year. away the passes to servicemembers and their Families recruitment of former military members to serve The America the Beautiful National Parks will result in a revenue loss between $2 million as park rangers under the first NPS director,and Federal Recreation Lands Annual Pass, and $6 million, but Jarvis said that won’t cause a Stephen T. Mather. The Park Service maintainswhich normally costs $80, became available to significant impact on the agency, which collects many military historical sites from Gettysburg toservicemembers and their Family members on about $150 million in fees each year. Pearl Harbor, and in World War II even closedArmed Forces Day, May 19. Military personnel can get some parks, such as Mount Rainier in Washington Interior Secretary Ken Salazar the passes at any national park state, to all but active military members, he said.made the announcement May 15,along with National Park Service “Our nation or wildlife refuge that charges an entrance fee by showing their Right after World War II, the Park Service invested heavily in infrastructure to prepare theDirector Jon Jarvis, at a ceremonyat Colonial National Historical owes a debt of military identification card. Family members also will be able to parks for returning servicemembers, Jarvis said. Today’s generation of warriors also deserves aPark in Yorktown, Va., the siteof the last major battle of the gratitude to obtain their own pass, even if the servicemember is deployed or if deep connection to the parks, he said. “From my perspective, it is incredibly importantRevolutionary War. The areasurrounding the park hosts our servicemen they are traveling separately. The pass will be accepted to return this group of returning military members to its national parks,” Jarvis said. “Nothing is moreinstallations from all the militaryservices, including the world’s and women at National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau core to the American experience than the national parks. These are places for quiet and contemplationlargest naval base. “I think when one goes into who make of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and to reconnect to the American experience. And we don’t want there to be any barriers to that.”Virginia and you see all the sites,the Yorktown battlefield and the great sacrifices and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sites that charge entrance or The free pass initiative is part of the “Joining Forces” campaign first lady Michelle Obama andwhole history of the country, it’simportant that those who have to protect our standard amenity fees. 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    • 16 MOUNTAINEER — June 1, 2012Injured Soldierclimbs Kilimanjaroto inspire others By Stacy Neumann good way to improve her English and Medical Department Activity learn more about American culture. Public Affairs “I loved it,” she said. “My plan was to do 20 years. I loved the travel It took 10 days, but Staff Sgt. and the people and what I did.”Sandra Ambotaite topped the summit of Ambotaite became a U.S. citizenMount Kilimanjaro and proved a point. in 2005, just before deploying to “The only disability you can Iraq. By her account, she’d found thehave is a negative attitude,” she said. place she felt she excelled, competing The 27-year-old medical regulation in Soldier of the Year competitionsspecialist joined eight others on and pursuing activities that were“Mission Kilimanjaro” in January. “scary, fast or competitive.” Spearheaded by Kyle Maynard, a A motorcycle accidentquadruple amputee, the organization changed it all.took a team of able-bodied and Ambotaite broke her back indisabled civilians and veterans to the wreck and doctors had to fuseclimb Africa’s tallest peak. her spine, leaving her wondering The goal — to inspire others if she would ever walk again.into understanding that any obstacle “I was in depression mode,”could be overcome. she said. “I didn’t want to get up. I Ambotaite’s journey to didn’t want to get off the couch.Kilimanjaro meant overcoming her (I was) weak and helpless.”own medical obstacles. Eventually, the petite blonde Born in Lithuania, Ambotaite came decided she had to try. Throughto the United States at 17 years old. outreach programs she found at FortWhile working at Coney Island in Carson’s Warrior Transition Battalion,Brooklyn, she passed an Army recruiting she made contacts that eventually led Staff Sgt. Sandra Ambotaite, Warrior Transition Battalion, poses for a photo with Kylestation every day. In 2003, Ambotaite her to Mission Kilimanjaro. Maynard, a quadruple amputee, after reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.said the recruiter’s persistence paid off Maynard led a team of eight climbers with the goal of inspiring people to understand See Climb on Page 25and she decided the Army would be a any obstacle can be overcome. MOST HOSPITALS WOULD Orthopedics: Mark D. Porter, M.D. GIVE AN ARM&LEG Michael Daines, M.D. Kenneth Danylchuk, M.D. Drew Ritter, M.D. Charles Rowland, M.D. TO BE RECOGNIZED BY Jan G. Davis, M.D. Robert Thomas, M.D. William Watson, M.D. Lance Farnworth, M.D. U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT Charles Hanson, M.D. Rickland Likes, D.O. LUCKY FOR THEM, OUR NATIONALLY-RANKED ORTHOPEDISTS ARE STANDING BY. U.S. News & World Report ranked five specialties at Parkview as “High-Performing.” That’s four more specialties than any other hospital south of Denver. If you need great care, it’s right here. And it’s only going to get better. The Transcript can publish your NOTICES OF GUARDIANSHIP (precurser notice to adoption) NOTICES TO CREDITORS NAME CHANGES For more info call 634-1048
    • June 1, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 17Change encourages safe medication use Commentary by Col. Stephen Ford test. Exceptions may include evidence of a continued 4 Take advantage of community drug take-back Evans Army Community Hospital need in the Soldier’s medical record. Positive programs, like the nationwide National Prescription pharmacy chief results may lead to disciplinary or administrative Drug Take Back Days, that allow the public to bring action and adversely impact a Soldier’s career. unused drugs to a central location for proper disposal. Most people can look into the medicine cabinet The bottom line is that everyone should Call your city or county government’s household trashand find numerous prescription and over-the-counter only take medications prescribed by a health and recycling service. For El Paso and Teller counties,medications. care provider for you. Use only U.S. Food and visit and search “waste.” While most medications are prescribed to keep Drug Administration approved over-the-counter 4 If no instructions are on the label and noyou healthy, or return you to health when sick, they medications and take recommended doses. take-back program is available, throw the drugscan also cause serious problems if used incorrectly. Remember, “natural” does not always mean in the household trash, but first take them out of A large percentage of adults in the United safe. Clean out the medicine cabinet and properly their original containers and mix them with anStates are taking too many medications, not taking dispose of unused and expired medications. undesirable substance, such as used coffee groundstheir medications correctly, or both. To get rid of your medications, follow the or kitty litter. The medication will be less appealing The more medications you take, the greater steps available from the Smart Disposal website to children and pets and unrecognizable to peoplethe chance for these drugs to interact negatively. at These include: who may go through your trash. Put them in aThere is also greater risk of forgetting to take your 4Follow specific disposal instructions on sealable bag, empty can or other container tomedications, taking them at the wrong time or the drug label or patient information that prevent the medication from leaking or breakingtaking too much or too little. In fact, fatalities accompanies the medication. Do not flush out of a garbage bag.from unintentional overdoses of prescription prescription drugs down the toilet unless this 4 Before throwing out a container, scratch outmedications now outnumber traffic fatalities in information specifically instructs you to do so. all identifying information on the prescriptionthe United States. The odds of severe medical label to make it unreadable. This will helpcomplications, even death, increase when protect your identity and the privacy ofprescription medications are abused your personal health information.or taken incorrectly. 4 Do not give medications to friends. To limit the misuse or abuse of Doctors prescribe drugs based on a person’sprescription medications, the Army recently specific symptoms and medical history.changed its policy for defining valid medical A drug that works for you could beuse of medication. The revised Medical dangerous for someone else; besides,Command regulation now imposes a sharing prescribed medication is illegal.six month time limit on valid medical 4 When in doubt about proper disposal,prescriptions. For the purposes of evaluating talk to your pharmacist.a positive drug test, prescription medications It is clear that something needs to be doneare considered valid for up to six months about the increasing problem of medicationsafter the fill date. Beyond that, any positive being taken incorrectly. Solutions willurine drug screen due to a prescription require patients to work in cooperationmedication will be reported as a positive with all their health care providers. FLEXIBILITY This is PPCC. A traditional school day isn’t for everyone, which is why we offer day, night, weekend and online classes. It’s just another example of how we make college more accessible and help our students succeed. | 719.502.2000
    • 18 MOUNTAINEER — June 1, 2012Claims to the estate fuel and has an Emergency Ride Home feature. Go to Clayton Michael Hershberger — With deepest FtCarsonVanPool for further details, regret to the Family of the deceased. Anyone having and to reserve your spot. Contact claims against or indebtedness to his estate should Anneliesa Barta, Sustainable contact 1st Lt. Corry Shepherd at 526-0481. Fort Carson at 526-6497 or email1st Lt. Gregory A. Maull — With deepest regret to the Family of the deceased. Anyone having for more information. claims against or indebtedness to his estate should contact 2nd Lt. Andre Rougeot at 526-6911. Ongoing eventsUpcoming events Yard sales — can be held on post the first and third Saturday of the month throughMen’s health week — Attend Men’s Health Week December. Post residents set up their activities in the Special Events Center Monday- items in front of their homes. Single June 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Soldiers and Families who reside off wellness center and Evans Army Community post can set up in the building 5510 Hospital, health experts will field questions, parking lot. Yard sales are organized and including the issues of tobacco cessation, weight conducted by the Installation Mayoral management, exercise, high blood pressure, Program, the Directorate of Public prostate health, vasectomies and impotency. Works Housing Liaison Office and the This event is open to men and women. Call Balfour Beatty Family Housing Office. 526-3887 for more information. Call the Mayoral Program at 526-8303Military Family Camp — Military Family Camp or Army Community Service at at Young Life’s Trail West in Buena Vista offers a 526-4590 for more information. variety of activities for servicemembers and their Seeking speakers — The Fort Carson Families. Camps take place June 10-16 and Aug. Public Affairs Office is seeking Soldiers, 5-11. A small fee, based on rank, covers all meals, Family members and civilians from activities and lodging for a Family for the week. Fort Carson to speak about their work, Visit training and varied experiences to public or call 526-6917 for more information. organizations throughout the Pikes Peak region. Speakers must be well-qualifiedGeneral announcements professionals who know how to capture and maintain an audience’s attentionPlayground closure — The playground behind for 20-30 minutes. Speakers should be building 5519 will be closed for the next five comfortable speaking to businesses, weeks while a new playground is constructed. professional organizations, community Contact Dan Carson at 719-579-1606 ext. 223 leaders, civic groups and schools. for more information. Contact Samantha Koss at 526-5996Warrior Family Medicine becomes Iron Horse — or Effective immediately, the name of Warrior Family Al-Anon meetings — Al-Anon is a Medicine clinic has changed to Iron Horse 12-step program for families and friends Family Medicine Clinic. The clinic is still located of alcoholics (admitted or not). Meetings on the second floor of Evans Army Community take place in the conference room of Hospital. Hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. to The Colorado Inn at 6 p.m. every 4 p.m. Call 526-9277 for more information. Monday. Attendance is free and anyoneForrest Resiliency Center Opens — Located on can attend these open, anonymous the Fort Carson Resiliency Campus, the Forrest meetings. Contact Al-Anon Service Center 526-5572/5573 for information. Resiliency Center is located at 1891 Prussman at 719-632-0063 for more information. No-show policy — A “Commander’s Appointment Blvd., building 1843. The center offers health Nutrition counseling and classes — The Evans Policy” affects all TRICARE beneficiaries who education classes as well as walk-in blood pressure Army Community Hospital Nutrition Care receive health care services on Fort Carson and and cholesterol screenings. The center is open to Division offers nutrition counseling on a healthy at the Premier Army Health Clinic. Multiple Soldiers, Family members and civilians working at diet, weight loss or gain, high cholesterol, no-shows could result in the stopping of medical Fort Carson. Call 526-3887 for more information. hypertension, diabetes, sports nutrition and other services; Soldiers requiring unit escorts to futureJunior-enlisted housing available — Balfour nutrition-related diseases or illnesses. Nutrition appointments; patients may have to sign a statement Beatty Communities has junior enlisted, two- classes include heart-healthy/lipid, weight loss, acknowledging they understand the ramifications and three-bedroom housing available. Call pregnancy nutrition, commissary tour/healthy of multiple no-shows; a letter may be sent to the 719-579-1606 for details. shopping and sports nutrition. To schedule an Soldier’s unit when he or his Family member has2-1-1 data expands to two counties — The appointment, call the TRICARE appointment multiple no-shows or cancellations; retirees with Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments has line at 719-457-2273. To register for a class, multiple missed appointments, “left without being partnered with Pikes Peak United Way to call the Nutrition Care Division at 526-7290. seen,” or cancellations may have their locations include 2-1-1 data for El Paso and Teller counties Take Off Pounds Sensibly — meets in the Grant of care changed. To cancel appointments during in the Network of Care for servicemembers, Library conference room Thursdays. Weigh-in weekdays, beneficiaries can call the TRICARE veterans and their Families. The service is from 5-5:45 p.m. and the meeting is from appointment line 719-457-2273 or 866-422-7391 directory component of the Network of Care 6-7 p.m. Annual membership fee is $26 and weekdays from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Appointments now includes more than 1,500 local resources includes the TOPS magazine. Monthly dues made through TRICARE online can be canceled to assist the military community, service are $5. Call Norma Rook at 719-531-7748 or at providers and others. Visit http://pikespeak. TOPS at 800-932-8677 for more information. Pregnancy and Parenting Portal — A new portal for more information. Legal Assistance Office — services are open to from TriWest Healthcare Alliance connectsShare-a-Ride — is a free online car pool Soldiers, Family members and retirees. Services military Families to helpful information for various coordination to and from post, as well as van include preparation of wills, powers of attorney, stages of pregnancy, as well as for adoption. pool options, typically for those commuting name changes and stepchild adoptions. The Different from other pregnancy sites, the TriWest 30 or more miles to post. Riders are matched office also offers counseling and provides portal offers information on TRICARE coverage based on their origination and destination advice for individuals dealing with landlord/ and locating a nearby military clinic. Access points, as well as days and times of travel. tenant, military administrative, tax, family the site at Users specify whether they are offering a ride, law and consumer issues, as well as counsel Highway improvements — The Colorado need a ride or if they are interested in sharing and representation of Soldiers going through Department of Transportation broke ground driving duties. When a “match” is found, users medical and physical evaluation boards. The on the second of three phases of safety and are notified immediately of rider options, office is open from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30- capacity improvements along State Highway 115 allowing them to contact and coordinate 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Schedule appointments between Gates 1 and 6. The current phase ridesharing within minutes. Access the ride-share by calling the last duty day of the week, at 9 a.m. will provide four through traffic lanes from the portal by visiting Sign-ups for walk-in appointments are available edge of the recently completed improvements mil/paio/sustainability.html. Monday and Thursday beginning at 11:30 a.m. near Gate 5 to the Rock Creek bridge, locatedVanpools forming — Vanpools are forming to serve The Legal Assistance Office offers a divorce just south of Gate 6. It will also provide major commuters who travel on Interstate 25, Powers and separation video briefing followed by a safety improvements at the intersection of Boulevard, Security-Widefield and Fountain. general question-and-answer session Monday State Highway 115 and Wilderness Road, just Vanpool costs for Soldiers and civilians may and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and Thursday at outside of Gate 6. The project has a fixed be reduced (or free) when using the Army Mass 2 p.m. Attorneys cannot represent clients in completion date of Dec. 30. Contact Directorate Transit Benefit subsidy. The program provides divorce proceedings in court, however, a referral of Public Works Traffic Planning and Operations the van, maintenance and repairs, insurance, list of private attorneys is available. Call at 526-9267 for more information.
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    • 20 MOUNTAINEER — June 1, 2012Keep swimmer’sear at bay Commentary by Tess Cox Pediatric hospitalist, Evans Army Community Hospital Summer is on its way and children are already playing andsplashing in neighborhood and backyard pools. Along with increased pool time comes the possibility ofdeveloping an infection in the outer ear canal. It’s officially calledotitis externa, but more commonly referred to as “swimmer’s ear.” First, it’s important to note that this type of outer ear infectiondoes not result just from swimming. Other causes include bacteriaand fungus, allergies, irritants and scratches or trauma. Symptoms of outer ear infections include: • Pain inside the ear, especially when the ear is pulled or tugged on • Itching inside the ear Photo by Andrea Sutherland • Fluid or pus leaking from the ear Pvt. Kyra Kick, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 43rd Sustainment Brigade; Spc. • Difficulty hearing well Martin Frazer, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 4th Infantry Division; and Pfc. Gary Kellar Through “special” skin cells and ear wax, the ear canal HHBN, 4th Inf. Div. soak up the sun Monday at the Outdoor Pool.normally has a self-cleaning protective quality. These help toprevent bacteria and fungi from growing inside the ear. Usingcotton swabs or other objects inside the ear canal can scratch Poolthat special skin or remove too much wax and the protection is from Page 13 Monday, performing aerial flips andlost. It’s important to keep anything like that out of the ear. twists as he dove into the water. Prolonged exposure to water or devices that block Before swimming away to tackle “I’m just relaxing and enjoying thethe ear canals, such as hearing aids, headphones or ear plugs, his friend, Christian said swimming was his day,” he said.can increase the risk of developing otitis externa. favorite part of the day. Not to be outshone, Hailey Saiver, 8, Primary care medical providers can look inside a child’s In the wading pools, twins Cayden and also performed tricks off the high dive.ear with a special light and tell if he has an outer ear infection. Kaleigha Elledge, 2, cautiously entered “I’m scared to do a back flip, but ICleaning some infection out of the ear canal may also help the water, splashing each other. want to real bad,” she said.speed healing. “This is our first time swimming this Jakob Sandow, 6, put his tumbling When otitis externa is diagnosed, treatment aims to reduce year,” said Erin Elledge, Cayden and techniques to work as he performed flipspain and eliminate the infection through the use of antibiotic ear Kaleigha’s mother. “She loves the water.” off of the one-meter springboard as hisdrops or ear pain drops; use as directed for five-seven days. Like many parents, Erin Elledge kept mother, Kris Sandow, watched nearby.Keep the ear dry for a week and do not plug it with cotton all watch over her children as she soaked “He was 3 and wanted to go off thethe time. After the ear drops have had a chance to work for 15-20 up the sun from her lounge chair. Others high dive,” she said. “I just said go for it.”minutes, remove the cotton and allow the ear to dry out. Patients avoided the sun at all costs. Dressed in Angry Bird swim trunks,can use over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen or “I’m always in the shade,” said Jakob performed dive after dive foracetaminophen as directed to help with pain or fever. Chris Graham, as she sat in the shaded his audience. Patients should avoid wearing hearing aids, headphones area covered in towels. “I went to (Elitch “My favorite is the ‘Torpedo,’” heor ear buds and clean these items well with alcohol. Allow them Gardens) Friday and got burned so I’m said. “That’s when you spin so quickly,to air dry for a few days before trying to use them again; not taking chances.” but your feet face the water.”contaminated items could bring the infection back. At the diving boards Spc. David Jakob said his favorite part about Treating swimmer’s ear is an easy process. If your child’s Leopold, 59th Quartermaster Company, coming to the pool was getting to jumpears do not significantly improve after using the treatments for 43rd Sustainment Brigade, launched off of the diving board.a week, return to the medical provider for a re-evaluation. himself off of the three-meter springboard “It’s not scary at all,” he said. 50% DISCOUNT for Military and their Families SAVE ON RESTAURANTS, FAMILY FUN, AUTOMOTIVE AND MORE Tune in to KVCR 1040AM or KAVA 1480AM or 93.9FM Mon-Fri 10 am -12pm 3 WAYS TO PURCHASE Call, MILITARY APPRECIATION TAR AT visit or online Bargain Radio Network offers incredible savings on products and services you use every day. It’s easy. You purchase our “Value Vouchers” that we sell for a fraction of their retail value. Save on Restaurants, hair care, dental, automotive, carpet cleaning pet care, lodging, entertainment, and much, much more!
    • June 1, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 21H istory ighlightsJune 1942 — Col. Wilfred Dealing with debt collectors Commentary by also must informBlunt assumes command Capt. Kurtis Maciorowski you that failure toof Camp Carson. Chief, Legal Assistance Division request such verificationJune 2, 1942 — Army accepts within 30 days means theyfirst completed building at the The Fair Debt Collection will assume the debt is The remaining buildings Practices Act is a federal law Verification of the debt is just a reportwill be completed by August. that regulates the behavior of outlining the details and accounting of theJune 6, 1944 — Elements of the collection agencies. debt. Once verification is demanded, all4th Infantry Division are the first Understanding the FDCPA communication from debt collectors must stopashore at Utah Beach during the Normandy invasion of WWII. is a two-step process: you must until they provide the verification. determine if the person or agency The FDCPA also controls the means andJune 6, 1952 —Troops from the Mountain Training contacting you is a “debt collector” as methods of debt collectors. Debt collectors canCenter hold public rock climbing demonstrations at NorthCheyenne Canyon. defined by the law and you must determine if only contact you between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m., unless their behavior violates the law. you give consent to be contacted outside theseJune 1960 — The 9th Infantry Division is reduced in Debt collectors are people or agencies whose hours. They are also forbidden from contactingnumbers to a caretaker status at Fort Carson. main business is the collection of debts originally you at inconvenient places, which includesJune 1963 — Exercise Ready Devil 1, a divisionwide exercise owed to another person or organization. The most your workplace. With some limited exceptions,conducted by the 5th Infantry Division, comes to a conclusion. important aspect of this definition is that in order to debt collectors cannot contact third parties about qualify as a debt collector, the debt must have first the alleged debt. Finally, debt collectors areJune 1965 — An additional 78,471 acres is added to the been owed to someone else. If the person contacting forbidden from using harassing or abusivepost to provide enhanced training and maneuver opportunities. you is the person or business you originally owed language or methods in their communications.June 30, 1965 — Camp Hale, once a sub-post of the money, he or she is not a debt collector and is not Debt collectors face possible penaltiesCamp Carson, is closed. bound by any of the provisions below. Attorneys may up to $1,000 per violation, as well as otherJune 1966 — A new bowling alley is constructed to qualify as debt collectors if they regularly engage in damages, if you can show they were directlyprovide the post a recreation center. consumer debt collection activity. Finally, repossession caused by the violations. However, it is important companies or persons are normally not considered to note that the FDCPA only controls theJune 1967 — Four motor pools and a large barracks debt collectors with some limited exceptions. method by which debt collectors can pursue debtcomplex are completed marking the end of a massive The FDCPA outlines several duties and collection. It normally does not affect their abilityconstruction effort on the post. restrictions on debt collectors’ communication. The to collect debt. The FDCPA might allow you toJune 1967 — Soldiers from Fort Carson capture first time debt collectors contact you, whether written force debt collectors to cease communicationan unprecedented five Fifth Army championships in or oral, they must tell you that they are debt collectors with you and third parties, but the debt collectorssports by winning titles in basketball, wrestling, boxing, and that any information they gather is for the may still seek judicial remedies, including filingvolleyball and track. purpose of debt collection. 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    • June 4-8, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER A1 A special section created by 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office 4th Inf. Div.: celebrating 95 years of excellence Pfc. Andrew Ingram War II set the standard for every young Soldier 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs who entered the division after the war, said Pfc. Herb Shore, a former combat medic who served During Iron Horse Week, Soldiers and units with the division from 1950-1953. of 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson compete “When I got to the division, my platoon in an array of tournaments and challenges with sergeant was a medic who had served at the goal of building stronger ties between troops. Utah Beach,” Shore said. “He and the other “Iron Horse Week precedes our Army’s (noncommissioned officers) knocked it into our 237th Birthday,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Brian heads pretty quick what it meant to be a part of Stall, senior enlisted leader, 4th Inf. Div. and the 4th Inf. Div.” Fort Carson. “The time set aside is designed to Shortly after Shore joined the division at boost the elements of camaraderie and esprit de Fort Hood, Texas, the Ivy Division headed corps through competitive spirit. It is also time back to Europe to the border of East and West to reflect on the fame of our units, division and Germany to guard against the growing threat Army.” from communist Russia. Iron Horse Week celebrates the 4th Inf. “We were the first division element to stand Div. and its Soldiers, marking nearly 95 years up on the border,” Shore said. “Our allies wereCamp Greene, N.C., 1918 of tradition and excellence, from its storied there as well, but for the most part, we did the inception at Camp Greene, N.C., to its return heavy lifting.” to Fort Carson, “Best Hometown in the Army, After more than five years of constant Home of America’s Best.” vigilance with no serious conflict, the division The 4th Inf. Div. formed Nov. 17, 1917, under returned to the U.S.; this time to Fort Lewis, the leadership of Maj. Gen. George Cameron. Wash., where its Soldiers trained and prepared Comprised primarily of draftees, the mission of for their next challenge. this light infantry division, was simple: deploy That challenge came 10 years later in the to Europe and defeat the German army. form of the North Vietnamese army. In July In April 1918, the “Ivy” Division entered 1966, the first elements of the 4th Inf. Div. World War I, fighting beside French and arrived in Vietnam with the task of preparing British forces in their respective sectors – the a defendable position for the division to occupy only American combat division to claim this later that year. distinction. The 4th Engineer Battalion, 4th Inf. Div., “There was a lot of heavy action in that battled the elements to build the division war,” said Steve Ruhnke, curator, 4th Inf. headquarters in the highlands of central Vietnam, World War I, 1914-1918 Div. and Fort Carson Museum. “The 4th Inf. said retired Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Dunkel, Div. really had an outstanding record and former senior enlisted leader, 4th Eng. Bn. really proved themselves as an exceptional “The weather was our biggest enemy in those division, even though the war was relatively first months,” Dunkel said. “Combat came short compared to some of the other conflicts later, but at first, it was the mud and rain we it has been involved in.” were fighting.” When the U.S. entered World War II, the With the largest assigned area of operations division was reactivated as an experimental of any division in Vietnam, the 4th Inf. Div. motorized division at Fort Benning, Ga. By the screened the border of Laos and Cambodia, fall of 1943, the Army abandoned the concept and stood as a first line of defense against the of motorized divisions, and the 4th Inf. Div. NVA. Eleven 4th Inf. Div. Soldiers earned the began to train in preparation for the assault on Medal of Honor for their actions during the fascist forces in Europe. Vietnam War. On June 6, 1944, the “Ivy Men,” as they “We had a lot of hard fighting over there – were called, stormed Utah Beach as a part of lost a lot of good men,” Dunkel said. “I think the D-Day amphibious assault on Normandy. we have a lot to be proud of, though. The 4th Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr., earned the Inf. Div. did more than its share of the heavy division’s first Medal of Honor for his actions lifting in Vietnam.” World War II, 1939-1945 during the allied invasion. Returning from Vietnam in 1970, the division “4th Inf. Div. Soldiers were the first ones to stood up at Fort Carson with a new mission: hit the beach that morning,” said retired Col. develop and train a mechanized infantry division. David Hughes, a military historian who served “The 4th Inf. Div. had always been a light as the 4th Inf. Div. chief of staff and 2nd Brigade infantry unit,” said Hughes. “We were given commander from 1970-1973. “That day was a the challenge of training these Soldiers coming real high point for the division. There were a home from Vietnam in a completely different lot of brave men on that beach.” kind of combat.” July 25 of the same year, Ivy Division Soldiers Mechanized infantry traveled by M113 and troops from France’s 2nd Armored Division Armored Personnel Carrier, a tracked vehicle liberated Paris from its Nazi German occupiers. designed to carry a squad of Soldiers over In September 1944, 4th Inf. Div. troops virtually any terrain, Hughes said. When engaged became the first allied ground forces to enter in combat, the Soldiers would dismount from Germany. the vehicle to engage the enemy. By the end of the war, the division sustained “This method of fighting can be traced back more than 34,000 casualties, including more to the dragoons, who would ride into battle, than 5,000 fatalities. Vietnam, 1959-1975 The Ivy Men’s exemplary actions in World see page A4
    • A2 MOUNTAINEER — June 4-8, 2012 June 4-8, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER A3 A special section created by 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office Schedule of eventsSomething for everyone Installation Run Paintball Tournament June 4, 6:30 a.m. June 4-7, 10 a.m. until complete Iron Horse Park Iron Horse Park Basketball 10K Race June 4-7, 9:30 a.m. until complete June 5, 9:30 a.m. until complete Soldiers, Families and friendsof Fort Carson are welcome to Mountain Post Sports Complex Nelson Boulevard and Minick Avenueattend Iron Horse Week, a five-dayevent highlighting fun, camaraderie, Flag Football Volleyball Tournamentdivision pride and the spirit of friendly June 4-7, 9:30 a.m. until complete June 5-7, 9:30 a.m. until completecompetition, Monday-June 8. Mountain Post Sports Complex Iron Horse Park The week kicks off with FortCarson units participating in aninstallation run, Monday, at 6:30 Softball Tournament Combatives Tournamenta.m., followed by comments from Maj. June 4-7, 9:30 a.m. until complete June 6-8, 9:30 a.m. until completeGen. Joseph Anderson, commanding Mountain Post Sports Complex Special Events Centergeneral, 4th Infantry Division andFort Carson, at Iron Horse Park. Boxing Tournament Archery Tournament Throughout the week, individual June 4-6, 9:30 a.m. until complete June 6, 9:30 a.m. until completeSoldiers and teams, comprised of Special Events Center Outdoor Recreation Centertroops and units from across FortCarson, will participate in a varietyof tournaments and competitions Bowling Tournamentto build esprit de corps and earn June 6-7, 9:30 a.m. - until completebragging rights for the next year. Thunder Alley Bowling Center Soldiers will represent theircompanies, battalions and brigades Racquetball Tournamentduring a 10-kilometer race; wall June 6-7, 9:30 a.m. - until completeclimbing and tug-of-war competitions; Iron Horse Physical Fintness Centerbasketball, flag football, softball,volleyball, racquetball, bowling andgolf tournaments; boxing and Modern Combat Swim CompetitionArmy Combatives bouts; paintball, June 6, 9:30 a.m. until completearchery and marksmanship contests; Outdoor Pooland a combat swim event. Food and refreshments will be Wall Climb Competitionavailable for purchase at Iron Horse June 7, 9:30 a.m. until completePark and by Fort Carson vendors. Iron Horse Physical Fitness Center The week will wrap up withan awards ceremony honoring thecompetition champions at Iron Tug-of-war CompetitionHorse Park, June 8, followed by a June 7, 1 p.m. until completeperformance from contemporary Iron Horse Parksinger Chris Daughtry at 7 p.m. Theconcert is only open to Department Awards Ceremonyof Defense identification cardholders June 8, 5:30 p.m.and their guests. Times for events are subject Iron Horse Parkto change. Find more informationon event schedules and competition Chris Daughtry Concertbrackets at http://carspublic.carson. June 8, 7 Iron Horse Park Golf Tournament June 6, 9:30 a.m. until complete Marksmanship Competition Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club, June 6, 9:30 a.m. until complete west end of Titus Boulevard Range 45, near Gate 19
    • A4 MOUNTAINEER — June 4-8, 2012 A special section created by 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs OfficeIron Horse: Standing tall since 1917continued from page A1 After a successful transition back to the Mountain Post, the division deployed to Iraqdismount their horses and fight on foot,” again, this time in support of Operation Newhe said. Dawn. Operating as headquarters for U.S. “That’s what we did as mechanized Division-North, the Iron Horse Division ledinfantry,” Hughes said. “That is where we the advise and assist mission, transitioninggot the name Iron Horse Division, recognizing security missions in northern Iraq to the fullour martial forefathers, the dragoons.” control of Iraqi Security Forces. The Iron Horse Division called Fort With U.S. military efforts complete in IraqCarson home until 1995, when the division at the end of 2011, the 4th Inf. Div. shiftedmade a move to Fort Hood. its attention to Afghanistan. In March 2003, the division re-entered As 4th BCT, 4th Inf. Div., and seniorcombat during initial operations in Iraq leaders and Soldiers from 3rd BCT, 4th Inf.against the army of Iraqi dictator Saddam Div., continue to serve while deployed toHussein. On Dec. 13, elements of 1st Brigade Afghanistan in support of Operation EnduringCombat Team, 4th Inf. Div., and special Freedom, Stall said it is important for Ironoperations forces captured Hussein near his Horse Soldiers to take an active interest in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn 2003-2011childhood home of Tikrit. continuing the Ivy Division storied history. “You could say that this is one of the “In any organization, the people – Soldiers,defining moments of the division,” said Families and civilian workforce – make orRuhnke. break a unit’s distinction,” Stall said. “The “Every division has something to look to 4th Inf. Div.’s chronicled past is renownedas a kind of defining moment, and the 4th throughout the free world, and our Soldiers’Inf. Div. takes responsibility for the capture contributions, today, will continue our greatof Saddam Hussein,” he said. legacy.” The division returned to Fort Hood in While reflecting on the accomplishmentsApril 2004, and through the course of the next of the past is an important part of Iron Horseeight years, added a fourth brigade combat Week, Stall said Soldiers and their lovedteam, completed three deployments to Iraq ones should also focus on having fun andand multiple deployments to Afghanistan. bringing new glory to the division through Upon returning from Iraq in 2009, the a competitive spirit and sportsmanship.Iron Horse Division relocated to Fort Carson, “Come out and enjoy the camaraderiereturning to the Front Range community and esprit de corps found in America’s bestafter an 11-year absence. division,” he said. Operation Enduring Freedom 2001-present Iron Horse Week Run The 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson will celebrate Iron Horse Week, five days of competition and entertainment, for units on post, Soldiers and their Families, June 4-8. The celebration of camaraderie and esprit de corps starts Monday with a four-mile installation run led by the 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson commanding general, Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, and senior enlisted leader, Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Stall. Due to the Iron Horse Run, the Fort Carson community must be aware of the following road closures and delays, and should plan on using alternate routes from approximately 6:15-8 a.m.: - Wetzel Avenue from Nelson Boulevard to Ellis Street - Ellis Street to Magrath Avenue - Magrath Avenue to Titus Boulevard - Titus Boulevard to Specker Avenue - Specker Avenue to Wetzel Avenue - Wetzel Avenue to Prussman Boulevard Iron Horse Week, with the exception of the Daughtry concert, June 8, is open to the public. Visitors may enter any Fort Carson gate as long as they have a valid federal- or state-issued identification card, driver’s license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration. All vehicles are subject to be searched.
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    • 24 MOUNTAINEER — June 1, 2012
    • June 1, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 25“Rather than take Climb and there was no place to rest,” she said. the history of the mountain.” from Page 16 Ambotaite said she only had to look Ambotaite hoped the trip showed the easier route around for inspiration. other veterans that obstacles, no matter around, the team by hiking 14-ers in Colorado and then For about six months she trained “(I looked) at Kyle. He was crawling it. Not once did he complain,” she said. “I what they are, can be overcome. “To this day, I can’t believe it chose the hardest found herself facing the 19,341 foot had a team. It’s not just me. Our team was happened. It’s been almost three years peak in Tanzania. doing it together. People from all over the since the accident and I went from, ‘I route. It meant “The first two days I got really sick. world stopped by to see us on our ascent. can’t do this’ to what the Army trained I wondered, ‘Will I make it?’ If I was They knew about us. It was motivating.” us to do — lead from the front.” moving straight starting out this way, I wasn’t sure I’d Finally, they reached the top. Ambotaite is transitioning out of up the mountain be able to continue,” she said. felt things Ambotaite pushed on and “We carried the ashes of a Soldier who lost his life in Iraq,” she said. “His the Army and hopes to work for the Department of Homeland Security in and there was no got better until the day before they mom asked (Maynard) to spread his ashes Denver. Although she’d hoped to reached the summit. up top. It felt special. More special than make the military her home, she said, place to rest.” “Rather than take the easier route just turning around and going down again. “Everything happens for a reason.” — Staff Sgt. Sandra Ambotaite around, the team chose the hardest route. I had mixed feelings to be there — some She now has her eyes on mountain It meant moving straight up the mountain happy, some relieved. I felt like a part of ranges in Russia and Argentina. New Look. New Confidence. Get ready for Summer $ 500 Military Discount* *Discount only applies to Plastic Surgery Conrad J. Tirre, MD, FACS PLASTIC, RECONSTRUCTIVE AND HAND SURGERY SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CONSULTATION TODAY 303.832.3965 Financing Plans Available U.S. SURPLUS WE SELL: AIR SOFT FOOD INSURANCE MOUNTAIN HOUSE HEADQUARTERS FREEZE DRIED at your Fun Store 2475 S. Academy 574-8993 HOURS: MON-FRI, 9:00AM-5:30PM, SAT 10AM-4PM Get a new set of keys today... ... to your new or slightly used auto, that you can find in our Classified Section. For advertising information call 329-5236 The people pictured are not actual service members
    • 26 MOUNTAINEER — June 1, 2012Community provides strength Commentary by following years. When Evelyn McConnell was born went on to buy a home and use it as a gathering place Chap. (Capt.) Jake Snodgrass everyone rejoiced and was amazed how much she for a new Mars Hill Community Group this past 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, looked like her father. When she took her first steps year, impacting the lives of countless others through 43rd Sustainment Brigade everyone cheered and celebrated with Sarah again. the testimony of her faith and God-given endurance. We celebrated Andrew McConnell’s ‘heaven It is amazing what God does in community. Writing this just before Memorial Day Weekend, birthday’ a year later and again the following year. For Sarah McConnell, and for all of us, itmy heart is with the many Families who have This community of people, who were with her became clear how community was truly importantlost their beloved Soldier, not just this year but when it all started, is still very much a part of her and meaningful. In a day and age where peoplethroughout our campaign. life today. The military life has called some to other have become more and more isolated — even As I reflect on the loss that many have endured, installations, but all remain in contact and are still there with, or maybe because, of our technology — weI am reminded of my Family’s dear friend, Sarah at a moment’s notice. Sarah McConnell would testify, need to make a clear case for community.McConnell, who lost her husband, Andrew and so would I, that lives were changed in this process. Brad House says in his book “Community,” thatMcConnell, in Afghanistan in late 2009 when she was People who tended to keep to themselves became the average American has only two people that hejust a few months pregnant. The story is not one of others-oriented and serving. Sarah McConnell even can confide in for meaningful conversation. This isrecovery, but one of living in and being a stark reminder of the isolation andenlarged by loss through community. loneliness that many people encounter. My wife and I met Sarah Community is challenging andMcConnell at a community group for often costs us, but the deep meaningMars Hill Church in Seattle. We met and purpose that comes out of lovingin a small house and we started others and living others-oriented livesgetting to know her. I soon deployed is life changing and is a source ofon my way to Iraq and it was while true joy. Our faith communitiesI was still in Kuwait that I got the should be leaders and at the forefrontnews that Andrew McConnell was of renewed community. In order tokilled in an improvised explosive promote robust, free expression ofdevice attack. Sarah McConnell religion and faith we will do so bywas devastated, and what followed was growing an organic loving community.a community of people serving and We live our faith community in theloving her in very powerful ways. midst of and for a greater community She borrowed our van for a few through service and love.weeks while Family was with her, My hope for you today is thatmeals were cooked and a tremendous you create and involve yourself in aamount of time was spent just being community that transforms lives andby her side. What was amazing, impacts those around you. In ourhowever, was that these people weren’t transient military culture it is easy toin her life for a few weeks or a couple isolate yourself, but life change andof months, but were there for the meaning comes in community.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 Day Time Service Chapel Location Contact Person Saturday 4-45 p.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 11-15 from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 4 through Saturday 5 p.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 students currently in fifth grade. Email Sunday 8:15-8:45 a.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Sunday 9 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 for a Sunday 10:30 a.m. Religious education Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 registration form. Call Heidi McAllister at Sunday 10:30 a.m. RCIA Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 526-5744 for more information. 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/526-5769Sky: Everything is Possible with God event for Mon-Thurs noon Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 children ages 4 through fifth grade will be held PROTESTANT at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel from 9 a.m. to Friday 4:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer, Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 noon June 11-15. Children will participate in Bible Study Bible-learning activities, sing songs, play 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 teamwork-building games, make and enjoy treats Sunday 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 and experience electrifying Bible adventures. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Sunday 11 a.m. Protestant Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 Children will also learn to look for evidence of Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Ursula Pittman/503-1104 God all around them through “God sightings.” Sunday 10 a.m. Chapel NeXt Veterans Magrath & Titus Chap. Palmer/526-3888 Each day concludes with Fly Away Finale, a 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 celebration that gets them involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and JEWISH friends are encouraged to join in activities daily Fort Carson does not offer Jewish services on post. Contact Chap. (Lt. Col.) Fields at 503-4090/4099 for Jewish service and study information at 11:35 a.m. Children will join an international missions effort to squash malaria in the African ISLAMIC SERVICES country of Mali, helping to send more than a Fort Carson does not offer Islamic services on post. Contact the Islamic Society at 2125 N. Chestnut, 632-3364 for information. million mosquito nets to protect Malian children. Register by calling 526-5744. Call 524-2458 (FORT CARSON OPEN CIRCLE) WICCA Sunday 1 p.m. Provider Chapel, Building 1350, Barkeley and Ellis for details on volunteer opportunities.Military Council of Catholic Women meets COLORADO WARRIORS SWEAT LODGE Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Soldiers’ Meets once or twice monthly and upon special request. Contact Michael Hackwith or Wendy Chunn-Hackwith at 285-5240 for information. Memorial Chapel. For more information call 526-5769 or 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. Fellowship Hall. Children are buddies, Family members and friends who areProtestant Women of the Chapel meets Tuesday welcome to attend. Call Cecilia suicide survivors, meets the second Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Soldiers’ Memorial Croft at 526-5769 for details. of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Chapel. Free child care is available. Email Latter Day Saints Soldiers: Weekly Fallen Heroes Family Center, building 6215, or visit PWOC Fort Carson Institute Class (Bible study) is 6990 Mekong St. The group is open to on Facebook for more information. Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Soldiers’ members of all branches of service.Deployed Spouses Group meets for fellowship, Memorial Chapel. Call 719-266-0283 or Contact Richard Stites at 719-598-6576 food and spiritual guidance Wednesday at 719-649-1671 for more information. or Cheryl Sims at 719-304-9815 for 5 p.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel Heartbeat, a support group for battle more information.”
    • June 1, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 27Athlete overcomes odds to graduate Commentary and photo by Walt Johnson Mountaineer staff When Jalen Kinloch ran on the football fieldto represent the Fountain-Fort Carson HighSchool Trojans this past football season, he and histeammates heard a thunderous ovation from Trojansfans. No one knew at that moment that the nexttime Kinloch would make an appearance on thefootball field the thunderous ovation would be forhim. That was the case Saturday during theFountain-Fort Carson graduation ceremony. The ovation had nothing to do with the fact thatKinloch was a member of the football team thatgave Trojans fans a lot to cheer about during histhree-year varsity career. It was not about thefact that he was an integral member of the Trojansbaseball team over the same time span. Thisovation was a testament to the courage Kinlochhas shown fighting the toughest opponent he hasfaced on or off the athletic field. While practicing with the Trojan baseball teamMarch 15, Kinloch collided with a teammate whilechasing down a fly ball. Unlike many other timeshe crashed into a teammate or opponent, this timehe could not get up. School officials called 911 and Jalen Kinloch holds up his high school diploma after walking off the stage and graduating with his class Saturdayparamedics called for a helicopter to transport at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, Saturday.Kinloch to a hospital to diagnose why he could notmove his body. The diagnosis was every parent’s therapy began to work. The second question with a photo of Jalen Kinloch signed by many ofworst fear, Kinloch had suffered a broken neck was answered as soon as Jalen Kinloch could let his classmates.and had no range of motion in his body. his thoughts be known. He let his parents know As the students gathered to march onto the His parents Gerald Kinloch, a 4th Infantry that he wanted to walk onto the high school field, administrators, teachers and students cameDivision sergeant major, and Elizabeth Kinloch, football field and receive his diploma with the by to see how Jalen Kinloch was progressing andand his sister, Jasmine Kinloch, were faced with rest of his classmates. wish him well.the prospect that their son, and brother, would no Seeing the condition Jalen Kinloch was in, not His smile, which could have lit up a dark night,longer be the athletic, strong young man they had many held hope of him walking onto the field to said all that needed to be said about how he felt.always known. The question at the time of injury receive his diploma, or even being out of the hospi- But, as good as he felt at that moment, there waswas whether or not Kinloch would walk again; tal, for that matter. The Kinlochs were hoping their another moment waiting for him that would bringpermanent paralysis was a possibility. son would get better each day, but accepted they even the strongest person to tears. In the early stages of treating the injury, the could live with whatever happened. As the graduates walked onto the field there wasKinloch Family watched as Jalen Kinloch made His mother said it was something her son want- the usual clapping and cheering from the overflowsmall progress, sometimes getting feeling in his ed, but she didn’t know how realistic the goal was, crowd in attendance. Jalen Kinloch was in thefingers or toes. Unlike a 48-minute football game until she saw his determination to graduate with his second wave of students to enter the stadium. Thewhere the outcome is known when the clock runs classmates was more than anything he ever showed stadium erupted with chants of “Jalen” as peopleout of time, this was going to be a long process, on the sports fields. caught a glimpse of him on his crutches.filled with more questions than answers. Questions Jalen Kinloch began improving so rapidly that This time the ovation Jalen Kinloch heardsuch as how much progress could be made in getting there was hope he might achieve his goal, but, a when he came into the stadium was just for him,Jalen Kinloch back to as normal a life as possible week prior to graduation, the odds were still 50/50. not for his teammates. This time it would notand how this injury would affect an athlete who Four days before the graduation date everyone matter what the scoreboard read at the end of 48obviously never had to face this type of adversity in knew that Jalen Kinloch’s hard work in therapy was minutes or seven innings, because the winning teamhis young life went through his parents his heads. going to pay off and he would be able to graduate was already established. Jalen Kinloch had won Slowly the answer to the first question became with his class. this game by a wide margin. Although he still hasone that gave a lot of hope to everyone as Jalen Saturday, Jalen Kinloch’s classmates let him know games left to win in his road to recovery, this gameKinloch got stronger and stronger as each day how much his presence at graduation meant to them, will always rank as a Super Bowl winning momentpassed, gaining more feeling in his body as the as a huge sign was posted to the entrance to the field for the Kinloch Family.Mountaineer Sports Feature Pool time Fort Carson Family members Travis Peterson, left, and Fabio Caipa enjoy lap swimming Monday at the Outdoor Pool. The pool is open daily, through Labor Day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See story on Page 13. Photo by Walt Johnson
    • 28 MOUNTAINEER — June 1, 2012On the BenchGolf course prepares tohost CG Golf Scramble By Walt Johnson Proceeds will provide school Mountaineer staff supplies for post students, holiday food baskets, scholarships for The next Commanding military Families and support theGeneral’s Golf Scramble is Noncommissioned Officer andFriday at the Cheyenne Shadows Soldier of the Year program.Golf Club. Contact Sgt. Maj. Michael The cost for the scramble is $30, Borrelli at 526-1518 or emailwhich includes greens fees, golf, lunch, range balls and prizes. for more information.Former golf tour player Terry Dill Cheyenne Shadows Golf Clubwill offer a free clinic starting at will host the fifth annual Army10:30 a.m. at the golf course. Call Field Support Battalion-Carson526-4102 for more information. Pfc. Jesse A. Givens Memorial Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club Golf Tournament June 15 at 1 p.m.will also be holding a major golfing The event is a four-personevent June 9 that will test golfers’ scramble designed to benefit theability to compete as a team. Knights of Heroes Foundation. The course will hold the Fort According to officials, the foundationCarson Four-Man Best Ball was created in January of 2007Championship event June 9-10. by Lt. Col. Steve Harrold toCall Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club commemorate the life of friend andat 526-4102 to sign up or for former pilot, Maj. Troy Lee “Trojan”more information. Gilbert, who was killed during Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club combat operations while flying hisis scheduled to host the first-ever F-16 to protect ground troops beingSergeants Major Association golf overrun by the enemy in Al-Anbar Photo by Walt Johnsonevent June 25. The event will begin at 8 a.m. Province, Iraq, Nov. 27, 2006. On time Each summer, families with A runner arrives at third base just ahead of a throw to the 759th MilitarySGMA officials said they are children ages 11-17 are invited to Police Battalion third baseman during intramural action at the Mountain Postexpecting this to be one of the Sports Complex. See Bench on Page 29biggest events of the post golf season.
    • June 1, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 29 Bench from page 28 attend at no cost. While the children are at camp, the mothers and younger siblings spend the week visiting sites in and around Colorado Springs. Lodging and travel arrangements are made for the families that attend from outside the local area, officials said. Contact Greg Taveau at 244-2048 or email for more information. The Colorado Rockies are offering military members special ticket buys this season. The next chance to take advantage of these deals is Friday-Sunday when the Los Angeles Dodgers will be in Denver. Game times are 6:40 p.m. Friday, 2:10 p.m. Saturday and 1:10 p.m. Sunday. Tickets will be sold for $14 each (with a $3.50 service charge per order), a discount from the usual range of $19-$39. Call the Rockies at 303-ROCKIES, ask for the military discount and provide reference number 21231258 to take advantage of the offer. This offer is not available on a walk-up basis. A free summer camp will be held in Colorado Springs June 9 for aspiring football players and cheerleaders. The Pikes Peak Pop Warner organization will hold the youth football combine and cheerleading camps for ages 5-15 from noon to 5 p.m. at the University of Colorado- Colorado Springs Four Diamonds football field. The camp is designed to promote exercise and fundamentals. A skilled positions player camp, for athletes interested in playing quarterback, running back and wide Photo by Walt Johnson receiver, will be run by former U.S. Military Academy Title feast standout Nate Sassaman, the first quarterback to rush for more than 1,000 yards in Army football history. Kevie Durham, center, Youth Services Center seventh-grade basketball coach, grills hamburgers and Athletes will be in timed events and have the opportunity hot dogs for his players. The team set a post youth basketball record by becoming the first team to win to show their football skills. Aspiring cheerleaders will the Southern Colorado seventh-grade championship. be able to learn cheer, stunt and jumping routines taught by the Palmer High School varsity cheerleading squad. INVITING YOU INTO THE ALL NEW... Certified used Hondas and other Certified used vehicles Your MPG HQ We 785-5060 h Matc USAA South Academy at Fountain g Pricin Price Protection Guarantee good on same model within 14 days of purchase... see store for details. CENTER FOR PLASTIC SURGERY, P.C. SPECIALIZING IN COSMETIC CARE FOR WOMEN 20% Military Discount for all Surgical Procedures and FREE Military Consultation Expires June, 30th 2012 CALIFORNIA TRAINED Gregory F. Bland, M.D., F.A.C.S. Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery Gertrudes R. Bland, R.N., BSN Skin Care Specialist WELCOME HOME TROOPS!Financing Available
    • 30 MOUNTAINEER — June 1, 2012‘Dare Devils’ set red hot paceStory and photo by Walt Johnson softball against the best teams on post as Mountaineer staff well as teams that are on the rise. “In softball you want to get your The intramural softball season offense established first, becausebegan in late April for most teams, you hope to get that last at bat and bebut the squad from the 64th Brigade in position to win the game,” FowlerSupport Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat said. “We also wanted to get our guysTeam, 4th Infantry Division, started to catch the ball and play good defense,its season in Pueblo in March — A which is normally a good way to bedecision that may have helped the team successful in the game of softball.get off to a fast start in intramural play. “After the first five games we pretty Going into action much knew whereMay 24, the team had people were going to off nine consecutive “In softball We moved people aroundvictories with a to see where they wouldcombination of great you want be most comfortable,offense and steady and we think we’ve got adefense. A team that to get your pretty good feel nowdoesn’t seem to fear a for how everyone canchallenge, the nickname offense be effective for this“Dare Devils,” fits so team,” he said.well. Teams are going established While there areto find out they better many games still to bebring their “A” games first, because played, Fowler said hisif they want a chance to team will stay focusedbeat the Dare Devils. you hope to because it realizes how The team’s coach, good it can be. He saidJoshua Fowler, said get that last at the team has held itshis team operates own against the eliteunder a simple formula: bat and be in teams in the league andhit the ball and playstellar defense. position to win it will be easy for his team to keep the attitude So far this has provento be a successful the game. it plays with now, which may not be good news A “Dare Devil” runner gets thrown out at home plate after the opposing catcherformula for the team that — Joshua Fowler for the rest of the league holds on to the ball following a collison, during intramural action at the Mountainhas played lights out when the season ends. Post Sports Complex. Hey Ft. Carson! EXPERIENCE A MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU! MILITARY DISCOUNTS Do you love WINGS? Breast Enlargement Breast Lift Tummy Tuck Only 2 minutes from the Main Gate Liposuction FREE CONSULTATION 5 0¢ Affordable Financing Options DOUGLAS J. RASKIN, M.D., D.M.D Baylor, Harvard & Stanford Trained Certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery W INGS ALL DAY EVERY DAY 252 E. Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd. Happy Hour M-F 3-6pm 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 full menu ur Call us for yo nd ell a Hail & Farew ies! Promoti on Part
    • June 1, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 31Mountaineer Athlete of the Week Aaron Bangel Intramural softball player Aaron Bangel grew up in Indiana as a catcher who loved the New York Yankees so much that he watched the movie “61*” — the story of the Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle race to break Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record — “about a hundred times.” Now he spends a lot of time helping his intramural team win softball games. How did a young man growing up in Indiana become a Yankees fan? My grandparents were Yankee fans and so were my dad and my uncles so I really didn’t have a choice growing up: I was going to be a Yankee fan. I wouldn’t have been able to live in the house if I wasn’t a Yankee fan. What is your favorite personal sports moment? I won a lot of championships when I played from Little League through high school and probably winning those championships is the highlight of my sports days. I like the fact that they were team awards, I’ve done some things as an individual, but all my life I was brought up to be a team type of person. What was your favorite professional sports moment? That would be in 2003, when Aaron Boone hit a walk-off home run to help the Yankees defeat the Boston Red Sox and advance to the World Series against the Florida Marlins. That was a very big deal in my household. My dad and I were jumping and screaming and having a good time about that. What is one thing you haven’t done in sports that you would still like to do? I would have liked to have gone to a state championship tournament when I was a kid in school. I still would like to experience what that would have been like, to have been able to compete for a state championship. People who don’t know me would be surprised to know … That someone my age would be as career-oriented and goal-oriented as I am. From the age of 8, I always wanted to be a firefighter. When I was 20 years old, I figured I would get my education, get some benefits and then go to school, after serving in the Army, to be a firefighter. But I developed some knee problems and cannot be a firefighter, but I can still serve my country. Photo by Walt Johnson
    • 32 MOUNTAINEER — June 1, 2012 Mueller State Park Just the Facts • TRAVEL TIME — 45 minutes Pikes Peak can be seen from Mueller State Park, about 25 • FOR AGES — anyone miles from Fort Carson. The park has camping and fishing. • TYPE — state park known for Story and photos by The park also has • FUN FACTOR — ★★★★ Nel Lampe three cabins for rent — Mountaineer staff fully furnished with a (Out of 5 stars) two-night minimum. Colorado has 42 state parks, at The cabins must be • WALLET DAMAGE — $7 DAY USE PASS camping, locations chosen for scenic beauty, reserved ahead of time. $ = Less than $20 proximity to lakes, recreation or Pine Cabin sleeps four $$ = $21 to $40 wildlife, and geared for outdoor people and rents for activities, including hiking trails $140 per night. Spruce $$$ = $41 to $60 and camping facilities. cabin accommodates $$$$ = $61 to $80 scenery Mueller State Park is one of the six people and rents (BASED ON A FAMILY OF FOUR) state parks close to Fort Carson; for $200 per night. The it’s about 25 miles west. Although largest cabin, Ponderosa, Mueller doesn’t have a lake, it has rents for $260 per night and to answer questions and trail maps are three ponds for fishing as well as accommodates eight people. All available. There are nature programs dramatic scenery — forests of cabins have queen size mattresses and ranger-led hikes scheduled. evergreen and aspen and are furnished in a western theme. Call 687-2366 for information. trees, dramatic rock The cabins have coffeemakers, Mueller State Park is named for outcroppings and dishes, a stove and refrigerator. Linens the Mueller Family, who owned snow-capped Rocky are also supplied. Each cabin has a the cattle ranch that became a state Mountains in view. furnace as well as a gas fireplace park. The 5,121 acre-park opened in Mueller State Park and an outdoor gas grill. Pets are 1991. The Mueller family designate is very popular with not allowed in the cabins. their ranch as a game preserve, and campers — even Reservations are required for Mueller State Park has elk herds, year-round. There are camping sites and cabins, call deer, bighorn sheep, small 132 campsites — 22 of 800-678-CAMP (2267). mammals and birds. them are walk-in tent Plan for a relaxing stay, as the Fishing is available in Mueller sites — leave the car park is rather quiet. And at 9,500 feet State Park at a couple of ponds in the parking lot and altitude, remember sunscreen and that are a two-mile walk. A third walk the 250-300 yards adequate water intake while hiking. pond, Dragonfly Pond, is just inside to the site. Walk-in sites Camping is the most popular the entrance and near the road. are $18 per night. activity at Mueller State Park, which A Colorado fishing license is The other 110 sites gets about 200,000 visitors each year. required for fishing but are not have electrical hookups But Mueller is also for day sold in the park. and can accommodate visitors, with 50 miles of hiking By combining camping with motor homes, trailers trails and several tables for picnics. sightseeing, Mueller State Park and tents and rent for Trails are easily accessed, ranging could serve as headquarters for day $22. There’s a camper from short walks to full-day hikes. trips to other area attractions. For services facility with Mueller has an excellent visitor example, it’s only 12 miles from restrooms, coin-operated center with exhibits about area Mueller to Florissant Fossil Beds. showers and laundry wildlife, hands-on activities, and the Just 15 miles south of Mueller facilities. area’s history. Rangers are on duty State Park on Highway 67, is theThe park’s history is shown in Mueller State Park visitorcenter. The park was once a private ranch.
    • June 1, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 33 Children talk with a park ranger before a hands-on activity at Mueller State Park. Mueller State Park is popular with campers. The park also has three fully furnished cabins that can be rented.historic town of Cripple Creek, with its free visitorcenter, museums, gold mine tour, tourist railway, casinos,restaurants and live theater. Six miles beyond Cripple Creek is the historicmining town of Victor. Woodland Park is about eight miles east of Mueller.Although not a large town, Woodland Park does havegrocery stores, a movie theater, fast food establishments,coffee shops, a variety of restaurants and automatedteller machines. There’s also a medical center, a golfcourse and several churches. Mueller State Park also offers opportunities forwinter activities, such as trails for cross-country skiingand snowshoeing. There are also hills designated forsledding, tubing and snowboarding. Visitors must have an annual Colorado State Parkpass or buy a $7 day pass to visit Mueller State Park. Take Highway 115 north to the Cimarron Exit,then take Highway 24 west to the small town of Divide,beyond Woodland Park. At Divide, turn south onHighway 67. It’s about three miles to the park entrance. Places to see in theMueller State Park is especially scenic during fall, when the aspen trees change color. Pikes Peak area.The park has 50 miles of hiking trails and several picnic sites for day-use visitors.
    • 34 MOUNTAINEER — June 1, 2012 GET Out Take Interstate 25 north to 89th Avenue, head display at 201 S. Fairview St. in Woodland west to Pecos Street. Parking is free. Tickets Park. Regular admission is $11.50 for adults at the gate are $34.99 for children under 48 and children 5-12 are charged $7.50. The center inches and $39.99 for those taller than is open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 48 inches. Call 303-427-7873 for information Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as Water World is sometimes closed because of inclement weather. New rides are being The Colorado Renaissance Festival at Larkspur added this year. ITR should have discount tickets begins June 9. It is open 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.,Fort Carson’s Community Theatre presents soon for $31 each, call 526-5366. rain or shine, Saturday-Sunday through July 29. George Orwell’s “Animal Farm,” based on a Admission is $18.95 for adults, children 5-12 are 1945 novella by George Orwell, in the Freedom Lakeside Amusement Park, in the Denver $8. Children under 5 are free. Military Weekend Performing Arts Center Friday-Saturday at suburb of Lakeside, is open at 1 p.m. beginning is June 16-17, when tickets are buy one, get one 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for military identification June 7. Kiddies Playland rides close at 10 p.m., free and children are admitted free. Take exit 172 cardholders in advance at the Information, Tickets the park closes by 11 p.m. Admission is off Interstate 25 north and follow the signs. and Registration office in the Outdoor Recreation $2.50 per person, parking is free, unlimited Medieval costumes are welcome. Parking is free Center, call 526-5366. Tickets at the door are $7. ride tickets are $14 on weekdays and $22 and shuttles are provided. For non-identification cardholders, tickets are Saturday-Sunday. The old-fashioned park is $8 in advance or $10 at the door. at Interstate 70 and Sheridan Boulevard; call Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is 303-477-1621 to see if the park is open during in the World Arena Thursday-June 9. There areWorld Wrestling Entertainment presents inclement weather or check the calendar by daytime shows as well as 7 p.m. shows. Tickets WWE Smackdown at the World Arena July 10, visiting are available at the World Arena box office, call at 7 p.m. Information, Tickets and Registration 520-SHOW. There’s a $5 military discount for has tickets from $20.50-$51.50. For a chance Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole, on the all shows except opening night. to win two ringside tickets, stop in the ITR Pikes Peak Highway, opens daily, beginning office to put your name in the drawing box Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission to DaVinci Machines Exhibition — is at the Denver before Wednesday when the winning name is the Christmas-themed amusement park is Pavilions through September. On loan from the pulled. Call 526-5366 for information. $18.95 per person, ages 2-59, and free for anyone Museum of Leonardo DaVinci in Florence, younger than 2 and older than 60. Active-duty Italy, the exhibition is at Denver Pavilions, atBent’s Old Fort has its “Fur Trade Encampment” military members and their Families are $13.95 the 16th Street Mall. More than 60 handcrafted Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to each person. Everyone 10 or older must show exhibits are replicas built from DaVinci’s 2 p.m. Re-enactors — trappers, traders, teamsters, their own military identification card to receive 500-year-old designs. Admission to the exhibit craftsmen, cooks and Soldiers from an 1835 the military rate. During inclement weather call is $14 for adults, $11 for students, military and expedition will set up camp at the fort in 1835 the park at 684-9432 for closing information. seniors; children 5-10 are $9. style. Admission is $3 for adults; $2 for ages 6-12. The fort is about 10 miles from La Junta. Pikes Peak Center — Upcoming events at Free annual passes for national parks are the theater: available to active-duty servicemembers andElitch Gardens amusement park in Denver • The Colorado Springs Children’s their Families under the Joining Forces initiative. is open for the summer 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, Chorale: “Red, White & Broadway” is Sunday These passes are good for 2,000 national parks, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Sunday and 10 a.m. at 3 p.m., featuring Broadway tunes. wildlife refuges, national forests and other to 10 p.m. Saturday.The water park is open • Celtic Thunder will be in Pikes Peak national public lands. The pass can be picked up 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. when the amusement park is Center Nov. 18. at national parks and wildlife refuges or national open, but may close during inclement weather. For For tickets to these events, call 520-SHOW forests that charge a national fee for entry. information call 303-595-4386. Daily tickets at the or visit the box office at 190 S. Cascade Ave. Servicemembers or Family members must show gate are $29.99 for those under 48 inches; adults Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. valid military identification to receive the pass. are $43.99. Tickets include both the amusement The show begins at 7 p.m. park and water park, but there’s a charge to park Denver’s Capitol Hill People’s Fair is held in in the Elitch Gardens parking lot. Buy three The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center Civic Center Park Saturday-Sunday, near discounted tickets at Information, Tickets and has a new dinosaur on display. The original the state capitol. The fair is in its 41st year, and Registration for $28 each and get one free. Apatosaurus was discovered in 1901 and was includes vendors with live music, rides, arts recently restored, molded and cast at the resource and crafts, children’s activities. 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