Vol. 70 No. 23 June 8, 2012 Word of the month: Excellence From left, Sgt. Daniel Morris, Company B, Warrior Transition Battalion; Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson; Sgt. Christopher Champion, Company A, WTB; and division senior enlisted leader, Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Stall, lead 10,000 Soldiers during the four-mile installation run Monday, signifying the start of Iron Horse Week. Photo by Sgt. Khori JohnsonIron Horse Week kicks off By Pfc. Andrew Ingram 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office The first to arrive at Iron Horse Park, Anderson and Stall cheered on units from 4th Inf. Div.’s four brigade Horse Week, Anderson asked all to remember the Fort Carson units and Soldiers currently deployed in combat teams and Headquarters and Headquarters defense of the nation. More than 10,000 Fort Carson Soldiers took to Battalion. The command team congratulated Fort “First and foremost, I want to thank all of you forthe streets, June 4, in a show of solidarity and Army Carson Soldiers from 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 759th what you do, but keep 4th Brigade (Combat Team) intradition, officially beginning Iron Horse Week. Military Police Battalion, 4th and 52nd Engineer your thoughts and prayers, along with our other 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson commanding battalions, 71st Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance deployed units, as we have fun this week,” he said.general, Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, and senior Disposal), 10th Combat Support Hospital, U.S. Army Throughout the week, Soldiers are competing inenlisted leader, Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Stall, led Garrison Fort Carson, Medical Department Activity a variety of sports and tournaments, ranging frombrigade combat teams and tenant units from across and Airmen from 13th Air Support Operation paintball and rock climbing to football and bowling.post during a four-mile run, signaling the start of a Squadron, 3rd Air Support Operation Group, for Whether playing against or cheering forweek of friendly competition, unit camaraderie and finishing the double-time run “Iron Horse Strong.” comrades participating in the Modern Armyesprit de corps. The run motivated Soldiers and built esprit de Combatives tournament at the Special Events Center, “I’d ask you to enjoy it, make the most of it,” corps among the troops, setting the stage for the rest or the archery and marksmanship competitions atAnderson said. “It’s all in the spirit of competition, of the week, said Spc. Charles McCoy, infantryman, Fort Carson’s Outdoor Recreation Center andbut it is also in the spirit of fun as we build up toward Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st BCT.the division’s 95th birthday.” See Iron Horse on Page 4 Before dismissing the troops to celebrate Iron Message board INSIDE Privately owned weapons range firing event Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. From Specker Avenue turn on Cobra Lane near Gate 20. Turn right at tank trail and follow red safety flag. Pages 22-23 Page 13 Page 19
2 MOUNTAINEER — June 8, 2012 MOUNTAINEERCommanding General:Garrison Commander: Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson Leaders honor Army birthday “Blessed to live in the land of the free, you could Vietnam to the Persian Gulf, we answered our nation’s Col. David L. Grosso have opted for an easier path. But you know that freedom every call to preserve peace and stability. And, followingFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: is not free. And so you volunteered and you stepped the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, our Army made the Dee McNutt forward, and you raised your hand and you took an decisive contribution to the global struggle against violent oath — to protect and defend; to serve a cause greater extremism. Today, more than a decade later, as we reflectChief, Print and Web Communications: than yourself, knowing, in a time of war, you could be on our accomplishments in Iraq, continue to serve our Rick Emert sent into harm’s way.” nation’s interests in Afghanistan and elsewhere and protectEditor: Devin Fisher — President Barack Obama, Washington, Feb. 29 the American people at home, we remain vigilant as weStaff writer: Andrea Sutherland On June 14, 237 years ago, our nation’s leaders prepare for the challenges of an uncertain future. established the Continental Army to protect oppressed Despite all this, some things have never changed. OurHappenings: Nel Lampe colonists yearning for freedom — beginning our Army’s Army has always remained true to our enduring professionalSports writer: Walt Johnson rich heritage of defending our country and her citizens. values: we value the dignity and respect of all our Soldiers,Layout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall Today, we celebrate the generations of Soldiers who Families and civilians; we honor the sacred trust our embraced this calling and have served this great nation nation places with us; and, we remain our nation’s loyal This commercial enterprise newspaper is with honor, loyalty and bravery in peace and war for servants — defending the principles upon which ouran authorized publication for members of the more than two centuries. Declaration of Independence and Constitution wereDepartment of Defense. Contents of the Change has always been an enduring theme of our established. 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The Second The Mountaineer’s editorial content is I live about seven miles from in New York City before heading for Continental Congress passed aedited, prepared and provided by the PublicAffairs Office, building 1430, room 265, Fort Fort Carson, and occasionally I hear work at Fort Carson that morning. resolution June 14, 1777, adoptingCarson, CO 80913-5119, phone 526-4144. reveille early in the morning when Returning home that evening, I the flag.“Resolved: that the flag of the Releases from outside sources are so weather and conditions are just right. saw that U.S. flags were flying at United States be made of 13 stripes,indicated. The deadline for submissions to the It gets my patriotism going. several houses in my neighborhood. alternate red and white; that the unionMountaineer is close of business the week Sometimes, some employees who It took a split second to realize why. be 13 stars, white in a blue field,before the next issue is published. 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June 8, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 3 Hibner takes over 4th Eng. Bn. Story and photo by Pfc. Andrew Ingram dedication to the mission. 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office “You’re some of the best out there,” Green said. “Thanks for always telling it to me straight; Soldiers of 4th Engineer Battalion gathered and understanding that this is your battalion, at Manhart Field May 30 to bid farewell to your Family.” outgoing battalion commander, Col. Bryan “It was my hope to be a Soldier’s colonel,” he Green, and senior enlisted leader, Command said. “If I made one Soldier, one Family, one life, Sgt. Maj. Lauro Obeada. a little bit better, then I succeeded.” Green passed the battalion colors to incoming Officially assuming his new role as the 4th commander, Lt. Col. Daniel Hibner, during a Eng. Bn. commander, Hibner expressed excitement change of command ceremony, signifying the at the prospect of leading a unit with a long transition of authority for the “Vanguard” Battalion. history of service and accomplishment. Reviewing officer, Col. Nicholas Katers, “It’s a battalion that has been at the tip of commander, 555th Engineer Brigade, Joint Base the spear for the nation, on the cutting edge of the Lewis-McChord, Wash., commended Green for his battlefield,” Hibner said. “They are selfless dedication to training, mentoring and developing servants, and I couldn’t be more proud to be his Soldiers as leaders during his time with the leading some of the nation’s very best Soldiers.” Vanguard Battalion. Green departs Fort Carson to take command “Colonel Green’s focus embraced the concept of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East that the primary function of the leadership is to District, at Camp Yongsan, Korea. produce more leaders,” Katers said. “In keeping Obeada, slated to take responsibility for with that theme, the opportunity exists today to training and mentoring the 18th Engineer give another great officer the reigns of command.” Brigade at Tompkins Barracks in Schwetzingen, During Green’s nearly two years with the Germany, said he expects nothing but the best battalion, he and Obeada implemented programs from the Soldiers of the Vanguard Battalion. to improve leadership skills of junior noncommis- “I have been very blessed and honored to sioned officers, and centered the formation serve in the 4th Eng. Bn., one of the best battalions around the history and traditions of the U.S. in the Army,” he said. “I wish the new commandCol. Nicholas Katers, right, commander, 555th Engineer Brigade, Army and combat engineers. team the best of luck. I know they are going topasses the 4th Engineer Battalion colors to incoming commander, Addressing the Vanguards for the last time, take this battalion to even greater heights.”Lt. Col. Daniel Hibner, entrusting him with the responsibility Green shared his favorite memories of the battalion, Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Stanley is slated toof commanding the “Vanguard” Battalion, during a ceremony at and thanked the Soldiers for adhering to the highest take over Obeada’s responsibilities as the battalion’sManhart Field, May 30. of Army standards and for their unwavering senior enlisted leader upon his arrival in August.
4 MOUNTAINEER — June 8, 2012 Iron Horse recognizing the week’s top competitors at the from Page 1 individual and unit level, presenting trophies to the victors at 5:30 p.m. Range 45, Iron Horse Week provides Soldiers, The 4th Inf. Div. command team will pre- their Families and friends the opportunity to sent the winning battalions with Commander’s come together and play, he said. Cups; each battalion will maintain the cup “It’s pretty neat to see the whole post out until the next annual Iron Horse Week. The here,” McCoy said. “The run was about cama- winning battalion of the combatives tournament raderie, but this week is about bragging rights. will receive the Fight House Cup to be displayed It’s competition mode now; it’s at its battalion headquarters until the next about which unit is the best at Fort Carson combatives tourna- wrestling, boxing, running.” ment. The winning battalion of Leaders across the post the boxing tournament will adjusted training sched- receive the World Class ules and prioritized unit Athlete Program Boxing duties and responsibilities Winner’s Belt to be kept at to provide troops the oppor- its battalion headquarters tunity to take a break for the until the next post boxing sake of having a little fun. tournament. “Balancing our mis- The awards ceremony sion at the unit, and the will be followed by enter- sports we are competing in is tainment from the U.S. Air actually bringing our unit Force Reserve Rock Band Max closer together,” said 2nd Lt. Impact, beginning at Iron Horse Richard Garcia, platoon leader, Park at 6 p.m., and contemporary Company C, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry musical act, Daughtry at 7 p.m. The concert Regiment, 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div. “We have is only open to Department of Defense something to look forward to when we come into identification cardholders and their guests. work in the morning. Yes we are (working), but Event schedules and competition brackets Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Cruz after we are done with the mission, we can go are available at http://carspublic.carson.Col. Joel Tyler, commander, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry out and support our team, our battle buddies.” army.mil/ihw/iron.aspx.Division, leads “Raider” Soldiers through Iron Horse Park during an Iron Horse Week will wrap up with an See pages 8-9 for more Iron Horseinstallation run, Monday. awards ceremony Friday at Iron Horse Park, Week photos.Street breakfast kicks off rodeo AER Campaign By Nel Lampe Mountaineer staff are planning to have enough pancakes and eggs for 7,000 people. Serving lines close at 9 a.m. said the breakfast also is a send-off for the 175 Range Riders who take a five- day horseback ride around the area, ends June 15 Officials with the The Colorado Springs Street “We’ve done this 51 times and we’ve continuing the tradition of promoting Army EmergencyBreakfast isn’t like other pancake got it figured out,” Singleton said. “I the rodeo. This will be the 64th ride for Relief Campaignbreakfasts. This breakfast is actually in think it’s a good thing to do. Some of the the Range Riders, whose membership is hope to raisethe street — smack dab in the middle of funds from the street breakfast come composed of local businessmen and $200,000 and will bePikes Peak Avenue and Tejon Street back to Soldiers at Fort Carson.” local citizens who support the rodeo. accepting donationsdowntown. Streets are roped off, and Soldiers from 1st, 2nd and 3rd “This (breakfast) is definitely a through June 15. LastSoldiers bring field kitchens in and Brigade Combat Teams and 43rd family event,” Axton said. “There year the campaigncook up a mess of pancakes to feed Sustainment Brigade, 4th Inf. Div., as well are generations of families that attend raised $126,187.hungry diners who line up early to get as 4th and 52nd Engineer Battalions and the breakfast.” Money collecteda breakfast of pancakes, eggs, coffee or 759th Military Police Battalion will Axton said there will be a children’s during the annualmilk. Diners grab a place on a hay bale, participate in breakfast preparation. area, with activities that will keep campaign provideshunker down and gobble up those The street breakfast has been a them occupied, such as balloons, face emergency financialpancakes while listening to music Colorado Springs tradition for 52 years. painting and games. assistance to Soldiersprovided by The Durango Drifters. The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo debuted Radio and television stations and Family members. June 20, the Street breakfast is the in 1937, and the street breakfast was broadcast live from the street breakfast. Soldiers may donatebiggest thing in town. started by a booster club to build interest Tickets to the breakfast are actually through their unit Sgt. Maj. Willie Singleton, 4th project officer. All for the rodeo. souvenir “wooden nickels” and cost $5 community membersInfantry Division food service supervisor, The Sertoma Club took over the on site. People can buy wooden nickels may donate cash,said he’s taking about 90 people at 1 a.m. breakfast in 1960, and along with the for $4 until the day before the breakfast check or allotmenton the day of the breakfast to start the Pikes Peak Range Riders and Fort by calling 526-5249. Children under 5 by visiting Armypreparation work and put on the coffee. Carson Soldiers, continue the tradition. eat free. Western attire is encouraged. Community Service, “We’ll be ready to serve at 5:30 Brett Axton, liaison for the Sertoma Parking is along the streets at building 1526.a.m.,” he said. Food service personnel Club and the Pikes Peak Range Riders, meters or in city parking garages. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/4THID WWW.TWITTER.COM/@4THINFDIV WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/THE4ID WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/THE4ID WWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/THE4ID
June 8, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 5Army celebrates 237 years of service, sacrifice By Pfc. Andrew Ingram have made,” he said. “I, personally, try to focus on than a dozen wars and conflicts, the U.S. Army has 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office being better, today, than I was yesterday. I look at conducted combat operations on five continents and it as my way of paying back all those warriors who provided humanitarian aid to countries and people In the summer of 1775, the Continental Congress have paid the ultimate sacrifice.” around the world.organized the Continental Army to supplement local Jefferson challenged all Soldiers to develop Soldiers at every level of the formation shouldmilitia forces during the Revolutionary War. themselves by learning as much as they can about focus on the adversity and triumph American Soldiers More than two centuries after its inception, Army traditions and history. experienced throughout the nation’s history, said Sgt.Soldiers of the U.S. Army continue to defend the For instance, the Roman cuirass located in the Seanan McMullen, infantryman, Headquarters andConstitution and freedom of the American people. U.S. center of the Department of Army Emblem is a Headquarters Troop, 2nd Special Troops Battalion,Soldiers across the world will celebrate the Army’s symbol of strength and defense; the sword, esponton, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.237th birthday Thursday, conducting ceremonies, musket, bayonet, cannon, mortar, cannon balls and “We’ve gone more than 200 years as an Army, asattending Army balls and reflecting on the men and mortar bombs represent the armaments used in defense a nation,” said McMullen, who returned to Fortwomen who served and sacrificed in defense of of the nation, according to the Institute of Heraldry. Carson May 26, after a yearlong deployment toAmerican liberty. Above the weapons, the emblem sports the Afghanistan. “We came from almost nothing, and we Learning the history and traditions of the Army motto, “This We’ll Defend,” a symbol originally became one of the greatest nations in the world.gives Soldiers a sense of pride in their service and a depicted on American Colonial flags during the “I’m honored to be part of such a great insti-standard of behavior and actions, said Command Sgt. Revolutionary War. tution,” he said.Maj. Wardell Jefferson, senior enlisted leader, “This is all a part of our professional development In celebration of another year of Army history,Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 4th Inf. Div. and it plays an important role in developing our Fort Carson will host the 237th Army Birthday Ball “We celebrate because, along with the 237 years force,” Jefferson said. “We must know where we and celebrate the 95th Anniversary of the 4th Infantrythe Army has been in existence, comes 237 years of came from in order to know where we are going.” Division at the Special Events Center June 16.history that all Soldiers should be aware of,” Jefferson Earning recognition for participating in more The birthday ball has become an integral part insaid. “We are professionals of the finest the tradition and pageantry of theArmy in the world and we should know Army, said Master Sgt. Stephenwhat that means.” Acord, noncommissioned officer-in- It is important for Soldiers to use charge, intelligence office, 2nd Brigadethe examples of heroism demonstrated Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div.throughout the Army’s history as “Every Soldier should attend a ballmotivation to improve themselves and at least one time in their careertheir organizations, said Jefferson. to experience that tradition and to With the signing of the Declaration celebrate the history of the Army, as aof Independence, the Continental Army whole,” he said.began developing its heraldry to meet the Tickets are on sale at Fort Carsonneeds of identifying Soldiers and their Information, Tickets and Registrationunits. Creating flags, staffs, emblems Office or online at http://bit.ly/KdAb6U.and mottos captured the history of For more information on FortArmy branches and its regiments. Carson’s 237th Army Birthday Ball, “I think it should be a time to reflect call 526-1867, or go to http://www.on the sacrifices that those before us mwrfortcarson.com/event.php?cn=1506.
6 MOUNTAINEER — June 8, 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 Stack Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Monday-June 15. The IG office will reopen with 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. full service June 18 in its new location, building Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. 1668, north of the Magrath Avenue and Wolf Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Prussman Boulevard intersection. Call 526-3900 Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for more information. Dinner: Closed 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 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA and equipment so units can treat weeds in rocked of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and processes to include turning in excess property, areas around their unit facilities. Weed control cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone reutilizing government property, web-based tools training sessions for Soldiers are available the first numbers and points of contact for services: available, special handling of property and and third Monday of the month, May-September, • Facility repair/service orders — Fort environmental needs. To schedule an orientation, from 10 a.m. to noon in building 3708. Products Carson Support Services service order desk can be contact Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo. and equipment will be available for Soldiers on a reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergencies email@example.com for receiving/turn in; Mike hand receipt. Each unit may send up to five people or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, Welsh at firstname.lastname@example.org for reutilization/web for training. Call 492-0166 for more information. damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. tools; or Rufus Guillory at email@example.com.Finance travel processing — All inbound and • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to noon outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. the second and third Wednesday of each month at Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family firstname.lastname@example.org when needing trash containers, trash the Joel Hefley Community Center conference room, member travel, travel advance pay and travel pay is overflowing or emergency service is required. 6800 Prussman Ave. The Retirement Services Office inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan recommends spouses accompany Soldiers to the Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information. Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ briefing. Call 526-2840 for more information.First Sergeants’ Barracks Program — is located in mail.mil for service needs or to report complaints. Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours of • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays for operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ personnel being reassigned stateside. The briefings office assists Soldiers with room assignments and @mail.mil. are held in building 1129, Freedom Performing Arts terminations. For more information call 526-9707. • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and briefings start at 7:30Sergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email a.m. Soldiers are required to bring Department Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third email@example.com. of the Army Form 5118, signed by their unit Tuesday of each month at the Family Connection • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary personnel section, and a pen to complete forms. Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC is Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ Call 526-4730/4583 for more information. open to all active members and those interested in @mail.mil. Use this number to obtain self-help Army ROTC Green to Gold briefings — are held becoming future SAMC members. The club was tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon originally a U.S. Forces Command organization of • Base operations contracting officer at the education center, building 1117, room 120. elite noncommissioned officers but is now an representative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Armywide program for individuals who have met or email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. the criteria and have proven themselves to be on snow removal, grounds maintenance and ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held outstanding NCOs through a board/leadership contractor response to service orders. the first and third Wednesday of each month. process. Contact the SAMC president, Staff Sgt. • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at Briefing sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier Thomas Witt, at 526-5661 for more information. 524-0786 or email email@example.com to Readiness Building, building 1042, room 244,Command Evaluation and Training Team — request latrines, for service or to report damaged on a first-come, first-served basis. Soldiers must COMET provides commanders at all levels with a or overturned latrines. be within 120 days of their expiration term of responsive maintenance and supply assessment and The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — is service, but must attend the briefing no later than training tool that improves the combat effectiveness, able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building 30 days prior to their ETS or start of transition readiness and efficiency of their units’ logistical 1430, room 240. During duty hours, Soldiers should leave. Call 526-2240/8458. programs. The team identifies supply and mainte- call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone number for after Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays in nance weaknesses and problems, and provides hours, holidays and weekends is 719-358-3275. building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m. individual and unit reinforcement training based on Questions can also be submitted by email to Soldiers must be specialist to staff sergeant from any assessments. Results remain confidential for the unit FtCarsonTDS@gmail.com. Know your rights. military occupational specialty, have a general commander only. COMET provides assistance in Legal services — provided at the Soldier Readiness technical score of at least 107, be a U.S. citizen, score the majority of maintenance and supply management Processing site are for Soldiers undergoing the SRP 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test, and areas with one-on-one training, and by conducting process. The SRP Legal Office will only provide pass a Special Forces physical. Call 524-1461 or follow-up visits. The team also conducts classes to powers of attorney or notary services to Soldiers visit the website at http://www.bragg.army.mil/sorb. help strengthen supply skills and improve mainte- processing through the SRP. Retirees, Family nance readiness. Contact Tim Howarth at 503-3095 members and Soldiers not in the SRP process can Hours of Operation or firstname.lastname@example.org for information. receive legal assistance and powers of attorney atRecycle incentive program — The Directorate of the main legal office located at 1633 Mekong St., • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from Public Works has an incentive program to prevent building 6222, next to the Family Readiness Center. 7:30-10:30 a.m. recyclable waste from going to the landfill. Legal assistance prepares powers of attorney and • Initial and partial issues — Monday- Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards performs notary services on a walk-in basis from Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Carson 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for Fridays, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call Briefings Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. 526-5898 for more information about the program. • Full turn ins — by appointment only; callDirectorate of Public Works services — DPW is Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training — 526-3321. responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort is held Tuesday-Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Unit issues and turn ins — Call 526- in the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 4th 5512/6477 for approval.BOSS meetings are Infantry Division, building 1445, classroom No. 3. Education Center hours of operation — Theheld the first and third This training is required for all Soldiers asked to Mountain Post Training and Education Center,Thursday of each perform this solemn duty. Per Army Regulation building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows:month from 2-3:30 600-8-1, this duty is limited to those in the ranks of • Counselor Support Center — Monday-p.m. at The Foxhole. sergeant first class to command sergeant major, Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11Contact Cpl. Rachael chief warrant officer 2-5 and captain and above. No a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Robertson at 524-2677 reservations are required to attend training. Classes • Army Learning Center — Monday-or visit the BOSS office offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Call Jean Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.in room 106 of The Hub for more information. Graves at 526-5613/ 5614 for more information. • Defense Activity for NontraditionalText “follow CarsonBOSS” to 40404 to receive Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency Education Support and Army Personnelupdates and event information. Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in Testing — Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from 12:30-4:30 p.m.
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