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  • 1. Vol. 70 No. 29 July 20, 2012 Word of the month: Integrity Photo by Samantha B. Koss Rodeo days The 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard rides past Soldiers during the opening ceremony at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Patriot/Fort Carson Night July 11. to the nation and the community. Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson, officially welcomed the rodeo crowd and Soldiers set up Fifty Fort Carson Soldiers received outstanding service medallions for their commitment static displays outside the arena. See pages 22-23 for more. IMCOM leaders visit post By Anna Ciccotti briefing, a tour of the post and wished command places on customer service. Special to the Mountaineer Army Olympians luck prior to their “Our aim is to take care of every departure to London. Soldier, every Family member, every Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, commander, The visit started Monday with a member of our workforce, every retiree Installation Management Command and command update briefing given by the and veteran, every Gold Star Family and assistant chief of staff for Installation garrison commander, Col. David wounded warriors. But at the end of (the) Management, made his first visit to Fort Grosso, who illustrated Fort Carson’s day, no matter where your program starts, Carson Monday-Tuesday since assuming mission, demographics, challenges and it all comes to you,” Ferriter said. the post in November. opportunities. “We have placed on the garrison The general, who commands the Acknowledging the “consensus of commander’s shoulders responsibility for organization that oversees 184 Army spirit and the dedication of this team integrating and coordinating and creating installations, was accompanied by here at Fort Carson,” Ferriter took the magic among the different services. … IMCOM Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice. The opportunity to highlight to the garrison Ferriter leadership team received an orientation leaders in attendance the importance his See Ferriter on Page 4 Message board INSIDE Privately owned weapons firing range event Saturday from 9:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. From Specker Avenue turn on Cobra Lane near Gate 20. Turn right at tank trail and Pages 32-33 follow red safety flag. Page 13 Page 7
  • 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — July 20, 2012 MOUNTAINEER Survivor Benefit PlanCommanding General:Garrison Commander: Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson Col. David L. Grosso Planning for Family’sFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: Dee McNuttChief, Print and Web Communications: Rick Emert financial security Commentary by pay. The good news is that these payments are fromEditor: Devin Fisher Capt. Kurtis Maciorowski pretax dollars — premiums are taken from your retirementStaff writer: Andrea Sutherland Chief, Legal Assistance Division pay before you are taxed on it, resulting in a lower tax bill. Unlike most traditional insurance policies, SBPHappenings: Nel Lampe When you retire from military service, you receive payments adjust with the cost of living in the same waySports writer: Walt Johnson retirement pay based on your rank and number of years of that retirement pay does. This protects your Family fromLayout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall service. These payments continue until you die. Upon your inflation, which, over time, can significantly degrade death, your surviving spouse can be left in a difficult financial the value of a normal insurance policy. This commercial enterprise newspaper is position unless you have a Survivor Benefit Plan. SBP coverage can also be extended to your formeran authorized publication for members of the The Survivor Benefit Plan is an important tool that spouse. In fact, in the event of divorce, judges will oftenDepartment of Defense. Contents of the allows you to plan for your Family’s financial security. require you to change your SBP coverage from spouse toMountaineer are not necessarily the official The SBP can be thought of as a type of life insurance. If former spouse coverage in the divorce decree. Normally,view of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government orthe Department of the Army. Printed circulation you elect to purchase the coverage, SBP will pay up to 55 if you want to change the coverage from spouse to formeris 12,000 copies. percent of your retired pay to your surviving spouse. spouse, you must make the election within one year of The editorial content of the These payments continue until your surviving spouse the divorce. However, if the change is directed by a courtMountaineer is the responsibility of the Public either dies or remarries. However, if your surviving order, as in a divorce decree, your former spouse can askAffairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119, spouse remarries after the age of 55, he or she will for the change at any time, if you fail to do so. All otherTel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address continue to receive payments for life. If your surviving aspects of former spouse coverage including benefits and The Mountaineer is posted on the spouse remarries before 55, the payments will stop but premiums are the same as current spouse coverage.Internet at will begin again if that marriage ends by death or divorce. Finally, SBP coverage can also protect your children. The Mountaineer is an unofficial SBP coverage can be purchased at varying levels. You can either elect a spouse/former spouse andpublication authorized by AR 360-1. The However, in order to elect anything other than full coverage, children plan, or a children only plan. If you choose theMountaineer is printed by Colorado SpringsMilitary Newspaper Group, a private firm in you must have the written consent of spouse/former spouse and childrenno way connected with the Department of the your spouse. If no election is made at plan the children will only receiveArmy, under exclusive written contract with the time of retirement, full coverage For questions or concerns payments if your spouse or formerFort Carson. It is published 49 times per year. is automatic. Once a specific SBP spouse remarries before the age of The appearance of advertising in this coverage is chosen, it cannot be about the Survivor Benefit 55 or dies. Children will only receivepublication, including inserts or supplements,does not constitute endorsement by the changed except in cases of divorce Plan, contact the Fort payments until they turn 18 or 22 or the death of a beneficiary. if they are still in school. There isDepartment of the Army or Colorado SpringsMilitary Newspaper Group, of the products or The premiums for full coverage Carson Legal Assistance also an additional premium cost ifservices advertised. The printer reserves the are monthly payments in the amount Office at 526-5572. you choose to include your childrenright to reject advertisements. of 6.5 percent of the monthly retirement in the coverage. Everything advertised in this publicationshall be made available for purchase, use orpatronage without regard to race, color, religion,sex, national origin, age, marital status, physicalhandicap, political affiliation or any othernonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron.If a violation or rejection of this equalopportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed,the printer shall refuse to print advertisingfrom that source until the violation is corrected.For display advertising call 634-5905. All correspondence or queries regardingadvertising and subscriptions should be directedto Colorado Springs Military NewspaperGroup, 31 E. Platte Avenue, Suite 300,Colorado Springs, CO 80903, phone 634-5905. The Mountaineer’s editorial content isedited, prepared and provided by the PublicAffairs Office, building 1430, room 265, FortCarson, CO 80913-5119, phone 526-4144. Releases from outside sources are soindicated. The deadline for submissions to theMountaineer is close of business the weekbefore the next issue is published. TheMountaineer staff reserves the right to editsubmissions for newspaper style, clarity andtypographical errors. Policies and statements reflected in thenews and editorial columns represent viewsof the individual writers and under nocircumstances are to be considered those ofthe Department of the Army. Reproduction of editorial material isauthorized. Please credit accordingly. Classified advertising 329-5236 Display advertising 634-5905 Mountaineer editor 526-4144 Post information 526-5811 Post weather hotline 526-0096
  • 3. July 20, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 3CSM Greentakes ongarrison By Andrea Sutherland Mountaineer staff The garrison colors were passed once again, Tuesday, asCommand Sgt. Maj. James A. Kilpatrick ceded authorityand the garrison command team welcomed Command Sgt.Maj. Steven O. Green as the new senior enlisted leader ofU.S. Army Garrison Fort Carson. “The greatest thing about being in the U.S. Army is it’snot based on one individual or one person or one leader,”said Col. David Grosso, garrison commander. “The strengthof the U.S. Army, the backbone of the Army, is ournoncommissioned officer corps.” Grosso expressed confidence that Green was the rightman for the command sergeant major slot. “The NCO corps has produced another long and faithfulservant, a tireless worker and a tremendous leader that isgoing to take and fill the shoes of Command Sgt. Maj.Kilpatrick,” he said. “Command Sgt. Maj. Steven Greencomes to Fort Carson with a wealth of experience, makinghim uniquely qualified to serve as the garrison commandsergeant major.” Green, who recently served as command sergeant majorfor the 3rd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, at Fort Photo by Spc. Nathan Thome See Green on Page 4 Col. David Grosso, garrison commander, left, passes the garrison colors to Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Steven O. Green during Tuesday’s change of responsibility ceremony held at Manhart Field.
  • 4. 4 MOUNTAINEER — July 20, 2012Fer riter in an environment where he sees this The employees presented coins also presented to Martha Reed,from Page 1 practice everywhere, and everywhere were staff members from different DFMWR volunteer, for coordinating he sees people who care. garrison directorates: Lt. Col. Mike activities within the shelter and ensuringThat magic is the feeling that we want Following the briefing, Ferriter Kropushek, on behalf of the Directorate proper support to the evacuees.because of the world class customer recognized 13 IMCOM employees with of Emergency Services; Dean Quaranta, Following a windshield tour ofservice and care that we have everywhere IMCOM commander coins for their public works; Gregory P. Joell and the installation, the group concluded thewe go,” he said. exceptional performance and selfless David S. Saenz, logistics; Rick Emert, visit at the Headquarters of the Army’s Ferriter said he saw indicators here service displayed in response to the public affairs; Kristen Kea, Army World Class Athlete Program. Thethat make the Installation Management recent Waldo Canyon Fire. Introducing Community Service; Staff Sgt. Daniel WCAP, which falls under IMCOMCommand so powerful. the awardees, the garrison commander L. Rasher, Headquarters Company, U.S. Family and Morale, Welfare and “We are now in a time of money said that the efforts of the men and Army Garrison Fort Carson; and Sabine Recreation, is based at Fort Carson andconstraint and it doesn’t cost a penny women, both in uniform and civilian, Clark, Michelle Durgin, Charlotte has six other training sites scatteredto make somebody feel like a million were instrumental in helping to contain Laufer, Lori Martindale, William Reed across the nation. Ferriter and Ricedollars, because it is all about what it the fire and minimize the loss of and Master Sgt. Robbie Rohren, met with the WCAP staff and gave ais inside of us. That is my kind of lives and property in the Colorado Directorate of Family and Morale, formal sendoff to the 11 Soldiers thegoing-in thought and I know we can Springs area throughout the emergency Welfare and Recreation. Army is sending to the it.” He said he was proud to get out response efforts. A coin for outstanding service was The Soldiers include coaches and athletes competing in wrestling, shooting, racewalking, the modern pentathlon and boxing. “It was an extreme honor for Lt. Gen. Ferriter and I to be here, sit down with our Olympians and tell them how proud we are of them and their commitment as they goLt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, forward and represent the United left, commander, States of America,” said Rice. Installation “We trained and selected the Management best Soldiers in the whole programCommand, addresses and our athletes here are our a group of Fort ambassadors for the Army and they Carson leaders know what it takes to be No. 1.”during a visit Monday. He said that their determinationHe complimented the and perseverance epitomize the garrison command Warrior Ethos and are inspira- on its focused unity tional for all, both at home and and teamwork. He on the battlefield. was accompanied “To be No.1 is to give my by IMCOM Command best,” said Rice, who noted he is Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice, confident the Soldiers will pull it second from left. together and do nothing less than to Photo by Anna Ciccotti bring home Olympic medals.Gr eenfrom Page 3 Green wished Kilpatrick luck as the former command sergeant major prepares many opportunities that were ahead of me — opportunities to make a difference in Gates close forCampbell, Ky., said he was looking to take a position at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in Indiana. the lives of Soldiers and their Families.” Kilpatrick said he knew he faced maintenanceforward to being a part of the Fort During his final speech at Fort many challenges, but always put the Routine maintenance will beCarson community. Carson, Kilpatrick thanked his many mission to support the community first. conducted on the vehicle “My Family and I are truly grateful supporters. “It’s been a long, but an unbelievable, barriers July 21.and excited,” he said. “To Col. Grosso, “I am humbled to be among many rewarding journey for me,” he said.sir, I look forward to serving alongside fine members of this community, not “Thank you for allowing me to state Gates will be closed toyou to continue to make Fort Carson only from Fort Carson, but the greater the pleasure and honor of personally inbound and outbound trafficthe ‘Best Hometown in the Army.’” Colorado Springs area and the Front knowing you.” during the following times: Green thanked Kilpatrick for Range,” he said. Kilpatrick concluded with advice vGate 20, 7:15-8:15 a.m.;mentoring him on the position. Kilpatrick shared his experience as for Green. vGate 5, 8:45-9:30 a.m.; and “To Command Sgt. Maj. Kilpatrick, I the senior enlisted leader for the garrison, “I welcome you to this greatcan’t thank you enough for all that you’ve a position he held for four years. community,” he said. “Though your tour vGate 4, 10-11:30 a.m.done for me and my Family to make this “I was filled with vigor and excite- is just commencing, two years will fly Times are approximate.transition as smooth as possible.” ment,” he said. “I tried to anticipate the by so savor every moment you can.” WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/4THID WWW.TWITTER.COM/@4THINFDIV WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/THE4ID WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/THE4ID WWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/THE4ID
  • 5. July 20, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 5 Garrison welcomes CSM Green By Andrea Sutherland Mountaineer staff held numerous leadership positions within the noncommissioned officer corps. He served as team leader with 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry As Command Sgt. Maj. Steven O. Green transi- Regiment; platoon sergeant for 2nd Battalion, 3rd tioned into the role of garrison senior enlisted Aviation Reg.; senior drill sergeant for 1st Bn., leader, he also had to adapt to Colorado’s elevation. 222nd Aviation Reg.; and as a first sergeant in “I’ve never been stationed in Colorado before. 1st Bn., 2nd Aviation Reg., among many others. I’d never been to Colorado before,” he said. “The He completed four combat tours in support elevation, you have to transition to it. You have to of operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, make sure you’re hydrated.” Provide Hope in Somalia, Iraqi Freedom and For the past few weeks, Green observed Enduring Freedom. former Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. James A. Green has earned numerous awards, including Kilpatrick before assuming duties Tuesday after Bronze Star medals, the Army Achievement a change of responsibility ceremony held at Medal and several overseas operations medals. Manhart Field. Green completed the Warrior Leader Course, “I’m very excited to serve in this community Advance Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course and to be a part of this community,” he said. and attended the U.S. Army Sergeants Major A native of South Carolina, Green said his Academy. He also completed the Command assignment at Fort Carson was the farthest west Sergeants Major Course, Battle Staff NCO he’s been stationed. Course, Airborne School, Air Assault School and “Fort Carson has always been one of the Drill Sergeant School. top, sought after assignments,” he said, adding Green has held many command sergeant that he is looking forward to hunting, fishing major positions, including his most recent and learning how to ski. assignment as command sergeant major for 3rd “I’ve been told that’s something I need to Bn., 159th Aviation Reg., at Fort Campbell, Ky. learn how to do,” he said. “I just hope I don’t Despite his many leadership roles, Green said break a limb.” this position will test him in new ways. Green said his wife, Carolyn Green, and two “A lot of this job is outside the ordinary sets of twin daughters, Imani and Imara, realm of leading Soldiers,” he said. “In here, Photo by Spc. Nathan Thome Hayden and Hannah, are anxious to settle into the you’re not only leading Soldiers, you’re leadingGarrison Command Sgt. Maj. Steven O. Green addresses the community and begin school. civilians and the community. It’s a whole differentaudience during Tuesday’s change of responsibility ceremony “They’re looking forward to being here,” he said. aspect that will be a challenge for me, but I’mat Manhart Field. Since joining the Army in 1987, Green has looking forward to it.” Water Solutions For Your Home! No more hard water build-up No more iron, odor or chlorine taste Use less soap, softer clothing Smoother skin and hair Cleaner water for cooking, better taste 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Ask about salt and water delivery services! ® Call your Culligan Man today for a FREE consultation! $ 12.95/month $ 100 OFF Try any Culligan Water System ® Receive up to $100 OFF a for only $12.95 per month Culligan® Whole House System for 3 months (includes water softener and drinking water system) Dealer participation may vary. Limited time offer. See dealer for Dealer participation may vary. Limited time offer. See dealer for details. Not valid with other offers. Not redeemable for cash. details. Not valid with other offers. Not redeemable for cash. ©2012 Culligan International Company. ©2012 Culligan International Company. 715 South Academy Blvd. 1850 East Woodmen Rd. 412 Eagleridge Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80910 Colorado Springs, CO 80920 Pueblo, CO 81008 Pikes Peak Culligan 719-597-2311 719-277-0407 719-584-3028 Colorado Springs: 382-3100 | Pueblo: 545-7850
  • 6. 6 MOUNTAINEER — July 20, 2012Miscellaneous Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationGerman Armed Forces Military Proficiency Badge Dining facility Friday Saturday-Sunday Monday-Thursday — training and testing is conducted monthly. Events Stack Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. include swimming, marksmanship, track and field 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. events (100 meter dash, shot put, long jump and Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: Closed 3,000-meter run) and a 12-kilometer road march. Wolf Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Soldiers with physical limitations can also participate Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with an approved alternate event authorized by Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. medical personnel. Upon completion of all required events, Soldiers are awarded a gold, silver or bronze Warfighter Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. badge; level is determined by results of the marks- (Wilderness Road Complex) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. manship and road march. The foreign military award Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed is authorized to be worn on the Class-A or Army LaRochelle Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Service Uniform. Soldiers should submit packets 10th SFG(A) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. through their chain of command to Sgt. Michael Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed Phillips at 526-5282 or email michael.j.phillips6@ Contact the officer-in-charge of the • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary personnel section, and a pen to complete forms. event, Chief Warrant Officer David Douglas, at 720- Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ Call 526-4730/4583 for more information. 250-1221 or email Use this number to obtain self-help Army ROTC Green to Gold briefings — are heldFinance travel processing — All inbound and tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it • Base operations contracting officer at the education center, building 1117, room 120. Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family representative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs member travel, travel advance pay and travel pay or email for questions Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. on snow removal, grounds maintenance and ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information. contractor response to service orders. first and third Wednesday of each month. BriefingFirst Sergeants’ Barracks Program — is located in • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier Readiness building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours of 524-0786 or email to Building, building 1042, room 244, on a first-come, operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The request latrines, for service or to report damaged first-served basis. Soldiers must be within 120 days office assists Soldiers with room assignments and or overturned latrines. of their expiration term of service, but must attend terminations. For more information call 526-9707. Legal services — provided at the Soldier Readiness the briefing no later than 30 days prior to their ETSSergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson Processing site are for Soldiers undergoing the SRP or start of transition leave. Call 526-2240/8458. Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third process. The SRP Legal Office will only provide Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays in Tuesday of each month at the Family Connection powers of attorney or notary services to Soldiers building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m. Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC is processing through the SRP. Retirees, Family Soldiers must be specialist to staff sergeant from any open to all active members and those interested in members and Soldiers not in the SRP process can military occupational specialty, have a general becoming future SAMC members. The club was receive legal assistance and powers of attorney at technical score of at least 107, be a U.S. citizen, score originally a U.S. Forces Command organization of the main legal office located at 1633 Mekong St., 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test, and elite noncommissioned officers but is now an building 6222, next to the Family Readiness Center. pass a Special Forces physical. Call 524-1461 or visit Armywide program for individuals who have met Legal assistance prepares powers of attorney and the website at the criteria and have proven themselves to be performs notary services on a walk-in basis from outstanding NCOs through a board/leadership 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and Hours of Operation process. Contact the SAMC president, Staff Sgt. Fridays, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. Thomas Witt, at 526-5661 for more information. • In-processing — Monday-Thursday fromRecycle incentive program — The Directorate of Briefings 7:30-10:30 a.m. Public Works has an incentive program to prevent • Initial and partial issues — Monday- recyclable waste from going to the landfill. 75th Ranger Regiment briefings — are held Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards Tuesdays in building 1430, room 150, from noon • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Carson to 1 p.m. Soldiers must private-sergeant first class Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for with a minimum General Technical Score of 105; • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every be a U.S. citizen; score 240 or higher in the Army Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call Physical Fitness Test; and pass a Ranger physical. • Full turn ins — by appointment only; call 526-5898 for more information about the program. Call 524-2691 or visit at 526-3321.Directorate of Public Works services — DPW is ranger.html for more information. • Unit issues and turn ins — Call 526- responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training — 5512/6477 for approval. Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance is held Aug. 21-23 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Education Center hours of operation — The of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and education center, building 1117, room 303c. This Mountain Post Training and Education Center, cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone training is required for all Soldiers asked to perform building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: numbers and points of contact for services: this solemn duty. Per Army Regulation 600-8-1, this • Counselor Support Center — Monday- • Facility repair/service orders — Fort duty is limited to those in the ranks of sergeant first Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11 Carson Support Services service order desk can be class to command sergeant major, chief warrant a.m. to 4:30 p.m. reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergencies officer 2-5 and captain and above. No reservations • Army Learning Center — Monday- or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, are required to attend training. Classes offered on a Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. first-come, first-served basis. Call Jean Graves at • Defense Activity for Nontraditional • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric 526-5613/ 5614 for more information. Education Support and Army Personnel Testing — Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. when needing trash containers, trash Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to building is overflowing or emergency service is required. building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from 217 and is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA Medical Activity Correspondence Department office Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ processes to include turning in excess property, hours — The Correspondence (Release of Infor- for service needs or to report complaints. reutilizing government property, web-based tools mation) Office in the Patient Administration Division • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan available, special handling of property and environ- hours are Monday-Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m. Dorc-ey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey. mental needs. To schedule an orientation, contact to 4:30 p.m. and closed Thursday and federal civ Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo.borrerorivera holidays. Call 526-7322 or 526-7284 for details. • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — for receiving/ turn in; Mike Welsh at Claims Office hours — are Monday-Friday from 9 Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email for reutilization/web tools; or a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. The Claims Office is Rufus Guillory at located on the first floor of building 6222, 1633 Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to noon Mekong Street. Shipment under Full Replacement BOSS meetings are the second and third Wednesday of each month at Value claimants must submit Department of Defense held the first and third the Joel Hefley Community Center conference room, Form 1840R to the carrier within 75 days. Shipment Thursday of each 6800 Prussman Ave. The Retirement Services Office under Defense Personal Property Program claimants month from 2-3:30 recommends spouses accompany Soldiers to the must log into the Defense Personal Property System p.m. at The Foxhole. briefing. Call 526-2840 for more information. at and report all the items Contact Cpl. Rachael Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays online within 75 days. Claims must be submitted Robertson at 524-2677 for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays for within nine months directly with carriers to receive or visit the BOSS office personnel being reassigned stateside. The briefings full replacement value for missing and destroyed in room 106 of The Hub for more information. are held in building 1129, Freedom Performing Arts items. All other claims should be submitted to Fort Text “follow CarsonBOSS” to 40404 to receive Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and briefings start at 7:30 Carson Claims Office within two years of the date of updates and event information. a.m. Soldiers are required to bring Department delivery or date of incident. Call the Fort Carson of the Army Form 5118, signed by their unit Claims Office at 526-1355 for more information.
  • 7. July 20, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 7Cooks take to field Story and photos by Sgt. Khori Johnson3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, back to their current mission.” Fuentes, along with the Fort Carson team non- couple of times,” said Pfc. Michael Hatton, food service specialist, GSSC, GSB, 10th SFG(A). “Rain, 4th Infantry Division commissioned officer-in-charge, Staff Sgt. Christian wind … we’ve learned to adapt to pretty much anything.” Deane from Group Service Support Company, Group Through extensive field training, adaptability and Food service specialists across Fort Carson are Support Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group teamwork, the Fort Carson team stands ready to takeworking together to create a field dining experience (Airborne), built the team from the best food service on the other seven teams within FORSCOM, vyingworthy of earning first place in the Philip A. Connelly specialists from across the post to represent the “Best for first place against rival teams from Fort Hood,Awards program, a competition that recognizes excel- Hometown in the Army.” Texas, and Fort Bragg, N.C.lence in field kitchen operations and food service. The Philip A. Connelly Awards program was If the Fort Carson team places first at the Constructing a field kitchen site, complete with established in 1968 to recognize superiority in FORSCOM level of the competition, they will movesanitation tent, dining area and a trailer-mounted, Army food service among servicemembers and on to represent the Mountain Post at the Departmentcontainerized field kitchen, the team has trained civilians. The competition was named after Philip of the Army Philip A. Connelly Awards program.nearly every day since May in preparation for the A. Connelly, former president of the International “We’ve been working together extremely well,”U.S. Army Forces Command level of the competition. Food Service Executives Association. said Hatton. “I’m pretty confident (in our team).” The daily operation of the field kitchen site is Preparing for the arrivalcentered on the basic elements of food service, such of FORSCOM representa-as sanitation, meal preparation and creating an tives to evaluate the kitchenoverall positive atmosphere for Soldiers to enjoy, said site, the team’s ability toSgt. Albert Fuentes, training noncommissioned officer, adapt and overcome has been60th Ordnance Company, 68th Combat Sustainment tested multiple times, over-Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, coming growing pains and “We’re here to feed Soldiers,” said Fuentes. “We dealing with poor weather.try to give them a relaxing environment to have a “We’ve had weather kindnutritional meal, so they can head back to training or of beat up the field site aSpc. James Grantham, food service specialist, Troop D, 4th Squadron, 10th CavalryRegiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, peels cucumber for a salad. Spc. Joshua Thorbjornsen, food service specialist, Group Service Support Company, Group Support Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), prepares gravy in the trailer-mounted, containerized field kitchen located on the Fort Carson team field kitchen site, July 12. Pfc. Michael Hatton, food service specialist, Group Service Support Company, Group Support Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), adds peppers and onions to pepper steak.
  • 8. 8 MOUNTAINEER — July 20, 2012 July 20, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 9 dare not make one sound or they would be down on his name just drifted away from me over the years.” to settle in. He didn’t spook too badly. Some kids you. … Over the hour, hour-and-a-half period that Although he doesn’t recall the Soldier’s name, would have really fallen apart like that.” we were huddled there, we didn’t say very much. We Krajeski remembers his demeanor and commitment After the war, Krajeski returned home to actually touched once in a while to give ourselves a to the mission. Nebraska. He left the Army as a master sergeant, little feeling that we’re not alone.” “He was the kind of guy that didn’t panic when enrolled in the journalism program at the As the Japanese continued to mill above them we got up in that terrible land,” he said. “We had to be University of Nebraska, and reunited with his near the entrance to the cave, Krajeski’s third quiet and had to sit there and wait for the Japanese childhood friend, Darlene Mecham. miracle occurred. “I knew where her apartment was, “We had light flares from the boats and I went to knock on her door,” Maj. Gen. off in the sea. They shut them off for Krajeski said. “Instead of (a) big hug or Joseph (the mission),” he said. “About three something she stood there. I said, ‘Lady, Anderson, or four hours up on that escarpment, could you spare a crust of dry bread forcommanding waiting for those Japanese to go to bed, an old Soldier?’ And she closed the general, 4th the good lord or a drunken sailor pushed door. I stood there a moment. … She Infantry a button, and a night flare came up came back and opened the door and Division and immediately over the top of us. It couldn’t handed me a dry crust of bread. It only Fort Carson, have been placed better.” took us six months after that.” talks with Krajeski said the Japanese rushed John and Darlene Krajeski married Darlene into the cave, fearing an attack. Krajeski in 1948. For three years they ran a and John and the other Soldier rushed up the newspaper in Nebraska, before heading Krajeski hillside, heaving their TNT into the cave. to Colorado to stake claim on soil JohnJuly 11 in his “When that bomb goes off — 50-100 Krajeski said was rich with uranium. office at the pounds of TNT — it was a horrendous But John Krajeski’s myasthenia gravis 4th Inf. Div. blow,” he said. “It blew those big rocks took hold and he couldn’t work due toheadquarters up in the air, and we heard them coming his condition. building. down. If one had hit us on the head Darlene Krajeski worked as a nurse Photo by Andrea Sutherland we wouldn’t be here today. … It was while her husband stayed home andWWII vet something to remember. It’s something raised their children. that sticks with you.” Despite his heroics, John Krajeski The two Soldiers ran back to the beach rarely discussed the war. where they were greeted by their comrades. “He never mentioned this forHero receives medals “My lieutenant, I don’t think he expected to see me come back,” Krajeski said. “He wrote the (citation) up the next day.” Because they were able to blow up years,” Darlene Krajeski said. “Once in a while he would bring up something that would happen in the service, but he never would talk about it.” It wasn’t until 2006 that John67 years after heroic acts the cave, Krajeski said U.S. troops Krajeski said he felt compelled to receive pushed past the Japanese and eventually the medals he’d earned. overtook the island. “Ordinarily, a 19-year-old boy and “That was the last major fight that another 19-year-old boy, we shouldn’t we had to get land to get the Japanese have been there. It was ridiculous and back. It was very important,” he said. anybody who had experience wouldn’t By Andrea Sutherland Krajeski took the stage. When “After we broke through on that, it even consider going up there at night to Mountaineer staff the attention to orders was only took us a month of much easier do that,” he said. “The Silver Star … it called, Krajeski stood as fighting the rest of the way to the end represents that the particular person that John Krajeski says he is finally at peace. straight and tall as he could. of the island.” gets the star has done something above “I think I sleep better at night, now,” he said, His hands remained open, and beyond the call of duty.chuckling. “I wanted at least this recognition. … It was unable to close into fists due to Recognition “Now that I have it, I feel honoredsomething I needed to do before I went to my grave.” myasthenia gravis — a chronic As he’s aged, names of the men he and at peace.” For years, Krajeski, 86, had been trying to receive autoimmune neuromuscular served with elude Krajeski.the Silver Star and Bronze Star medals he had been disease that causes debilitating He can’t remember the name of thepromised 67 years earlier after performing heroic muscle weakness. Soldier who stood by his side throughout A Soldier poses near the entrance ofactions on the island of Okinawa, Japan. As Anderson clipped the mission to the cave. a cave similar to the one bombed by His lieutenant wrote up the paperwork for the the medals to his lapel, “I called him ‘Shorty’ instead of his Pfc. John Krajeski June 10, 1945.citation, but Krajeski stored it in a duffel bag with Krajeski’s face filled with real name,” he said. “For some reason Courtesy photothe rest of his Army paperwork. The bag remained in emotion.his mother’s basement until 1980 when Krajeski “It’s such a wonderfulfound it while helping his mother move. honor,” he said. “I promised myself that I would follow up onthat. … I didn’t really pay attention on following up Three miracles Johnon it until (2006),” he said. Krajeski said he Krajeski’s More than 60 years after the original citation waswritten, Krajeski began his quest to receive themedals, writing hundreds of letters and emails andmaking dozens of phone calls to members ofCongress and officials within the Army. experienced three miracles throughout his time as a private with the 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Inf. Div. The first came after he fell into the ocean trying to navigate across the boats after landing at Okinawa. Courtesy photo Silver Sta citation. r What is a Silver Star? The Silver Star awarded to any person who, while the Navy Department for actions would help, so I got a friend of mine from another “I wrote to all the senators, but they all said is the third-highest serving in any capacity with the on or after Dec. 7, 1941, (Public “I had all my combat items on plus all kinds of company and we volunteered to blow up that cave.”they couldn’t help me,” he said. “That hurt my military decoration armed forces, distinguishes himself Law 702, 77th Congress). heavy things like throwing grenades,” he said. Armed with their weapons and 100 pounds offeelings, badly.” awarded to a by extraordinary heroism involving U.S. Army records estimate that As he started to sink, Krajeski said he grabbed TNT, Krajeski and another Soldier made their way Government and military officials said Krajeski’s member of any one of the following actions: the number of Silver Stars awarded hold of a piece of netting that hung 15 feet below across the hills to the bottom of an escarpment belowrecords burned in the 1973 fire at the National branch of the United * In action against an enemy of for World War II to present is the boat deck. the mouth of the cave.Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. States armed forces. the United States somewhere around 73,650. While “I was able to grab those nettings and come “We had about an hour and a half or two hours Armed only with the citation from his duffel bag, It is also the third * While engaged in military that number seems quite large, crawling up like a squirrel or a monkey and I just got of steady walking and being careful, from where ourKrajeski continued in his pursuit, finding help from highest award given for operations involving conflict when compared to the more than out before those boats crashed back together again.” people were, to get to this escarpment,” he said. “Wean organization based in Washington, D.C. valor in the face of the enemy. with an opposing foreign force 16 million American men and women Another miracle occurred after a bomb landed in kept whispering what we got to do and what we’re “I wish I knew exactly what was pushing me,” The Silver Star is awarded * While serving with friendly foreign who have served in uniform during his foxhole. going to do. When we finally got there, we made anKrajeski said. “It was so important to me. I was going for gallantry in action against an forces engaged in an armed that time period, it is evident that “It hit 20 inches in front of me,” he said. “I heard agreement. We are not going to make any mistakes;to stay with it until I couldn’t breathe anymore. … I enemy of the United States not conflict against an opposing the Silver Star is a rare award, it come bump, bump, bump down into my hole, but it we’re not going to do anything too fast; we’re notwanted at least this recognition.” justifying one of the armed force in which the United bestowed on fewer than one in every didn’t explode. … It was a dud.” gonna try and be heroes; we’re going to be careful.” In a formal ceremony, July 11, at the 4th Infantry two higher awards — States is not a belligerent party 220 veterans of military service. The third miracle came June 10, 1945, two weeks As the two Soldiers made their way up theDivision headquarters, Krajeski was pinned with the the service crosses The Silver Star was established References: after Krajeski celebrated his 19th birthday. escarpment, shattered coral on the hillside cut intohonors by Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding (Distinguished Service by President Woodrow Wilson; After months of intense fighting on Okinawa, their hands and feet.general, 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson. Cross, the Navy Cross, as a “Citation Star” during World Soldiers knew the key to capturing the island rested “We bled all the way to the top,” Krajeski said. “It’s guys like (Krajeski), that’s why we are or the Air Force Cross), War I and it remained exclusively alor/02(underscore)awards/ with the destroying of a single cave from which Just below the top of the escarpment, Krajeskithe greatest country,” Anderson said during the the second-highest an Army decoration until Aug. 7, 04(underscore)ss.html; Japanese soldiers fought. and his companion waited.ceremony. “Most of our heroes who earn these military decoration, or 1942, nearly a year after World American troops made repeated attempts to claim “We must have been there one to two hours, andawards say, ‘I was just doing my job,’ and I know the Medal of Honor, the War II began. On that date, the our-mission/wwii-facts-figures/ the territory, but were forced to retreat four days in a what we would whisper to each other was ‘Don’the would say the same thing. … Today is about highest decoration. Silver Star Medal was expanded row to their morning foxholes, Krajeski said. do any noise. Don’t sneeze; don’t do anything. Ifrecognizing bravery and courage.” The Silver Star may be by Act of Congress for award by — Compiled by Anna Ciccotti “They asked for someone to volunteer to blow you have to go potty, you go in your pants.’ Dressed in his Eisenhower wool uniform, up that cave and I hesitated a long time, but no one “It was so tense, you just could not function. You
  • 9. 10 MOUNTAINEER — July 20, 2012Raiders tackle white-water challenge By Sgt. Breanne Pye Headquarters Company, 1st Special she works with in a less stressful Bighorn Sheep Canyon, near Cañon 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Troops Battalion. “Having so many environment, where she could see a City, where Soldiers split into groups Affairs, 4th Infantry Division people from within the brigade come different side of each of them. of five and met their river guide. together for such a fun activity off post “The point of the trip was to help The guides then briefed Soldiers In the midst of training activities gave me a chance to get to know some some of our newer Soldiers meet each about the dangers of white-water andacross post, Soldiers paused for a day of the Soldiers I see every day, but other and develop connections that will ensured each rafter wore a personalto trade their camouflage and rifles for don’t get to work with.” assist them both in and out of uniform,” floatation device and preservers and paddles. Erickson said she also enjoyed the said Costello. See Rafting on Page 12 More than 140 Soldiers from 1st opportunity to spend time with Soldiers The trip began at the top ofBrigade Combat Team, 4th InfantryDivision, participated in a white-waterrafting trip through Colorado’s BighornSheep Canyon to work on team-building skills and build morale, July 5. “The command team wanted to puttogether an activity suitable for a largegroup of people,” said 1st Lt. NicholasCostello, brigade adjutant, 1st BCT, 4thInf. Div. “Representatives for RaiderOpportunities for Single Soldiersasked ‘Raiders’ throughout the brigadewhat kind of event they would like toparticipate in next, and they chosewhite-water rafting.” The brigade command team thenworked with the Directorate of Familyand Morale, Welfare and Recreation’sAdventure Program and Educationstaff to organize the trip. Getting so many Soldiers down theriver took some planning, saidCostello. In all, there were two separatetrips with 11 rafts making each rundown the river. “I was excited to see how many Photo courtesy of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Divisionpeople signed up for the trip,” said Spc. Soldiers assigned to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, prepare to launch their rafts during a white-water rafting tripElizabeth Erickson, Headquarters and through Bighorn Sheep Canyon, near Cañon City, July 5. INVITING YOU INTO THE ALL NEW... DON’T JUST SIT ME IN ANOTHER DESK. S ANOTH DESK HER Certified used Hondas and other Certified used vehicles TEACH ME TO STAN OUT M STAND OUT. ND Your MPG At CTU we know the sacrifices you make. Your education At CTU we know the sacrifices you make. Your education HQ shouldn’t be one of those sacrifices. We offer support shouldn’t one of those sacrifices. We offer support We 785-5060 designed specifically for current and veteran Army personnel designed specifically for current and veteran Army personnel Matc h USAA South Academy at Fountain and their families. and their families. g Pricin Price Protection Guarantee good on same model within 14 days of purchase... see store for details. Now accepting appointments in our new location. COLORADO SPRINGS 660 South Pointe Court, PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Suite 100 719-596-2097 Little People, Big Smiles Visit our Admissions Advisor every Thursday at the Education Center Visit our Admissions Advisor every Thursday at the Education Center Welcoming New Patients Technology with a Caring Touch Call 877.906.6555 Call 877.906 6555 6.6 Specialized treatment planning for all ages Treatment under conscious sedation and general-anesthesia Digital radiography for pinpoint treatment plans and Visit colo /militar y or Visit or i reduced radiation exposure Jeff Kahl, DDS Parents can stay with children during treatment Derek Kirkham, DDS Text MILIT RY to 94576 for more info Text MILITARY 94576 for more info TA Most insurance accepted including Military and Medicaid Zachary Houser, DMD 719-596-2097 (719) 522-0123 660 South Pointe Court, Suite 100 9480 Briar Village Point, Suite 301 * Not all credits eligible to transfer. See the university’s catalog regarding CTU’s transfer credit policies. transfer. university’s CTU’s Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at www.colo student Not all programs are available to residents of all states. CTU cannot guarantee employment or s all salary. 88-31810 0304353 07/12 salary.
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  • 11. 12 MOUNTAINEER — July 20, 2012 R afting couldn’t paddle the raft in the right “I was really impressed that our“It was from Page 10 direction, so we kept spinning around in a circle and hitting rocks,” said Erickson. Soldiers came up with the idea to split into groups with people they were unfamiliar obvious this “Safety was an important part of the entire event because there were a “At that point, the guide steered the raft toward shore and taught us all how to with,” said Costello. “If a Soldier was standing alone when groups were forming adventure lot of people in the group who didn’t know how to swim,” said Spc. Corrie Buerger, Company B, 4th Brigade paddle as a team, then made us row back upriver to run the rapids again.” Soldiers started the rafting adventure up, he was immediately approached by several groups to join.” Following the white-water rafting, brought Support Battalion. Buerger said the guide on her raft with Soldiers they could only call comrades, and by the end of the day, the 1st BCT Soldiers enjoyed a buffet meal and additional activities together Soldiers from made the Soldiers feel safe and brought the group together to work as a team. “When we started the trip, none of us made new friends. “It was really great to meet so many new people and feel like I have a at a local food establishment. “It was obvious this adventure brought Soldiers from across the entire across the knew how to paddle or steer the raft; but the guide worked with us as a group, and support group when I get back to work,” said Buerger. “When we deploy, these brigade closer together,” said Costello. “The support they showed each other entire brigade by the end of the trip, we were working as a solid team,” said Buerger. new friendships are going to be a very important outlet and support network.” Costello said he admired how during this trip will translate into a more confident team when we are on mission.” The 1st BCT command team plans closer together.” Erickson also gave a lot of credit to the guide on her raft for bringing everyone together to overcome obstacles Soldiers embraced the idea of separating from their friends and choosing Soldiers to host another teambuilding opportunity in the near future, giving Raiders — 1st Lt. Nicholas Costello on the river. who were new arrivals to the brigade to Soldiers the opportunity to attend a “At the beginning of the trip, we go down the river with. large sporting event. EXPERIENCE A MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU! REFER SOMEONE FOR MILITARY DISCOUNTS Breast Enlargement MEMBERSHIP Breast Lift Tummy Tuck AND GET For a limited time only, if you get someone eligible to join, you’ll each get $25. You can Liposuction FREE CONSULTATION $25 * refer a friend, family member, coworker, or Affordable Financing Options fellow servicemember, and you’ll each get $25—it’s that simple. So help spread the word DOUGLAS J. RASKIN, M.D., D.M.D and cash in on the rewards. Baylor, Harvard & Stanford Trained Certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery $ 1139 Space Center Drive Colorado Springs, CO The Markets at Mesa Ridge 6916 Mesa Ridge Parkway Fountain, CO Federally insured by NCUA. *This offer may not be combined with any other new-member offers at the time of account opening. Eligible members include all Department of Defense uniformed personnel, reservists, active duty, retired, Army and Air National Guard, DoD civilian employees, contractors, and family members. Recruiters are not eligible to refer recruits. $5 minimum balance to open and maintain savings account and to obtain bonus. Annual Percentage Yield 0.30%, effective 1/30/12. Bonus deposited within five days of account opening. Program must be mentioned at time of joining for accounts to be credited. Fees may reduce earnings and rates may change. Limit 10 referrals per member. Navy Federal employees are not eligible to participate in this program. Images used are not actual service members and are for representational purposes only; does not imply government endorsement. © 2012 Navy Federal NFCU 12027_Col (3-12)
  • 12. July 20, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 13 Family members from the 576th Engineer Company, 4th Eng. Battalion, walk the ceremonial final mile of their “Walk to Afghanistan” campaign. Throughout the yearlong deployment, spouses have shown support for their Soldiers by walking more than 7,500 miles, roughly the distance from Fort Carson to Afghanistan. Spouses walk to show support Story and photos by Thursday after their yearlong separation 4th Eng. Bn., joined the walkers at Andrea Sutherland from loved ones. Saturday’s event to show his support. Mountaineer staff Throughout the deployment, “I’ve seen things like this in other spouses showed their support through units where you put a bottlecap in Since their Soldiers deployed the walks. the jar for every day the Soldier is almost a year ago, the spouses from “It started out as a ‘get healthy’ gone to count the days but not one the 576th Engineer Company, 4th Eng. thing,” said Morrissey, who gave where they’re taking on a physical Battalion, have collectively walked birth to her third child right before activity,” he said. “I think it’s awesome.” 7,538 miles — the symbolic equivalent her husband, Staff Sgt. Gary Hibner said events like this not of the distance that separates them Morrissey deployed. only help pass the time during a from their loved ones in Afghanistan. “We said ‘let’s do the walk to deployment, but help foster bonds and “We’re actually over that by Afghanistan to support our troops and camaraderie among Family members. 134 miles,” said Emily Morrissey, get fit at the same time,’” she said. “This shows them we’re thinking organizer of the walking events. The spouses agreed, tracking miles about them,” said Melissa Shifflett, Despite surpassing their goal, on their own and shedding pounds Family readiness group leader for Morrissey and a dozen other supporters along the way. the company. gathered at Iron Horse Park Saturday “I lost 25 pounds,” Morrissey said. Morrissey said it was important morning to walk the ceremonial Caralyn Brown, wife of Spc. Kevin to document milestones throughout final mile. Brown, said she’s lost 60 pounds since the deployment to show how far the “That marks the end of another she began walking with the group. spouses have come and that they are chapter of this deployment,” Morrissey “He hasn’t seen a picture of me continuing to support their Soldiers said as the group crossed a finish line since I lost the weight,” she said. in the final days of the deployment. made of red, white and blue streamers. “I’m excited for him to come home “We wanted them to know we Engineers from the company were and for him to see me.” were here supporting them the whole scheduled to return to Fort Carson Lt. Col. Daniel Hibner, commander, time,” she said.Caralyn Brown carries her son,Johnathan, 3, on her shoulders duringthe final mile of the 576th EngineerCompany, 4th Eng. Battalion, “Walkto Afghanistan.” Family members from the 576th Engineer Company, 4th Eng. Battalion, cross the finish line at Iron Horse Park, concluding the ceremonial final mile of their “Walk to Afghanistan” campaign.
  • 13. 14 MOUNTAINEER — July 20, 2012 ACS holds focus groups Army Community Service officials will hold eight focus groups July 30-Aug. 1 in an effort to capture the voice of their customers and improve the services they provide. The annual focus groups provide opportunities for Soldiers, Family members and community service providers to share their concerns with the ACS staff. The focus groups will be held in the ACS Soldier Aspen Room, building 1526. Show Date Time Focus group Spc. Tiffani A. Lindstrom, assigned to Fort Meade, July 30 10 a.m. Privates-corporals Md., and Staff Sgt. Melvin Williams Jr., of Fort Bliss, July 30 1 p.m. Sergeants-staff sergeants Texas, sing “At Last” during the “Soldier Show 2012” Sunday at McMahon July 30 3 p.m. Second lieutenants-majors Auditorium. About 800 people gave a standing July 31 1 p.m. Family members of second ovation to the cast at the lieutenants-majors first of three performances at Fort Carson. The July 31 3 p.m. Family readiness support cast and crew are all assistants and Soldiers who’ve auditioned community providers for the show, an Army Aug. 1 10 a.m. Family readiness group leaders Entertainment Production. and key volunteers Some 1,750 people attended the three shows. Aug. 1 1 p.m. Family members of Photo by Nel Lampe privates-corporals NATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY Colorado Springs REDUCED TUITION for military personnel AND dependents* Associate, Bachelor’s Master’s degrees Accounting Business Criminal Justice Healthcare Information Technology (719) 590-8300 We are in the Ft. Carson Education Center every Tuesday Ask about our 5 1/2 week classes! National American University is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association| *Must provide a valid military ID card. 6/2012 The individual pictured is not an actual service member.
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  • 15. 16 MOUNTAINEER — July 20, 2012Programs reach out to youths By Spc. Nathan Thome the responsibilities of parenting at a young age, and mediator trying to solve a conflict between two people. 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office how much time and energy a baby can take. “A lot of the time, kids don’t listen to the other The training aids provide an electronic readout person’s perspective, and only think about what they In the Fort Carson Family, Soldiers and loved which records how well the students did. will say next,” said Nugin. “The course taught theones focus on protecting children from the stresses Another course provided by the Child Safety students how to communicate effectively and to reallyof the Army lifestyle and marital challenges by Program, Youth on the Block, teaches students listen to what the other person is trying to tell them.”providing several services through the Army ways to deal with safety, identify abuse Soldiers are a reflection of theCommunity Service Family Advocacy Program. and prevent violence. Army, and their performances The FAP contributes to overall Family wellness An important aspect are greatly determinedand resiliency by focusing on military youths of this service is how it by their Families, saidthrough its Child Safety Program, providing empowers students to make Mariana Graupmann,multiple classes to help Families, students and good decisions and feel victim advocate, FAP.children of the Fort Carson community develop more confident, said Nugin. The Fort Carsonskills to cope with a military lifestyle. “During the program, Family Advocacy Program “These programs keep kids safe and help them we adapt the lesson plan so we provides special servicesas they develop,” said Jill Nugin, manager, Family can talk to (school-age military Family designed to assist military FamiliesAdvocacy Program, Fort Carson ACS. members) about how they feel about deployment, with issues, so Soldiers can concentrate on performing With youths involved in these types of programs, change and war,” said Nugin. “We make a point to their duties to the best of their abilities.Families receive a chance to strengthen their Family get students to know what their resources are and As part of their effort, CSP offers initial andbond and overall understanding of the Army, she said. who they can go to for help when they’re in need.” follow-up training to requesting schools in Colorado The FAP’s Child Safety Program provides Children gain an understanding of child abuse Springs. Additionally, local schools offer a varietyeducational services upon request from schools where and neglect, learn to identify the indicators, and how of classes for children including anger management,at least 50 percent of the enrolled students are military to ask for help, said Sgt. 1st Class Larry Hoedebeck, expect respect, esteem builders and more.Family members. Instructors teach military and Headquarters Support Company, Headquarters and “These programs provided students ... withcivilian youths important aspects of healthy living. Headquarters Battalion, 4th Infantry Division. helpful skills such as determining unsafe situations Students get a realistic look of what it’s like “I think it sounds like a great idea to teach these involving strangers, effective communication skillsto have a baby as a teenager in the “Baby, Think it courses in schools, to have these kids and teenagers and coping with bullying,” Graupmann said.Over” program, having to take care of a lifelike, learn about responsibilities and their avenues of Being a Soldier takes a lot of strength andlife-sized infant doll, which cries and needs care getting help,” said Hoedebeck. concentration, and if that focus is split between workfrom its “parent” to pass the class. During Peer Mediation and Conflict Resolution, and Family, Soldiers won’t be able to perform to the Baby, Think it Over is not a service exclusive children learn skills that enable them to think best of their ability, said Graupmann. 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  • 16. July 20, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 17Claims to the estate Cooling system undergoes repairs — One of the two chilling systems that provide cooling forSpc. James Kendrick — With deepest regret to the the majority of the “banana belt” area of the Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims cantonment is undergoing emergency repairs. against or indebtedness to his estate should Buildings in the area, which include barracks, contact 2nd Lt. Anthony Sickelka at 719-503-2632. dining facilities, gyms and administrative buildings, are currently receiving limited cooling. RepairsUpcoming events to the chiller is anticipated within the next several weeks. The Directorate of Public Works apologizesBack to school physicals — Evans Army Community for any inconvenience this may cause. DPW will Hospital is holding its annual one-day “School/ notify facility managers of outages or changes Sports Physical Day” Saturday from 8 a.m. to to the cooling system due to the repairs. Call 4 p.m. in Iron Horse Family Medicine Clinic. A the DPW Operations and Maintenance Division limited number of appointments are available. at 526-9241, 719-491-2943 or email bruce. Call 526-9275 or 524-2273. Families should bring for more information. any immunization records or necessary school or School lunch and breakfast program — School sport forms to be filled out by a provider. District 8 is accepting applications for the nationalCyber Security Training Conference — Community School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. members interested in cyber security may attend the Application forms are being provided to all Cyber Security Training Conference Aug. 1-2 at homes with a letter to parents. Additional copies the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Colorado Springs. The are available in each school. The information conference serves as a way to share ideas, exchange provided on the application is confidential and information and strengthen the defensive posture will be used only for the purpose of determining of information systems. Department of Defense eligibility and verifying data. Applications may personnel may earn 16 continuing professional be submitted any time during the school year. education credits by attending. Attendees who Contact Dawn Muniz at 719-382-1334 or email preregister may receive a 10-percent discount by for more information. using the promotional code CSTCten. Visit Construction near Gate 2 — The roadway bridge for more information. over Highway 115 outside of Gate 2 will beNational Night Out Aug. 7 — National Night closed until Aug. 1. Gate 2 will remain open Out takes place Aug. 7 beginning at 4 p.m. at and continue to operate on its normal schedule the Soldiers Memorial Chapel, building 1500, during this period. Access to the gate will be parking lot. There will be food, fun, prizes, limited to northbound traffic from Highway 115. drawings, giveaways, safety tips and Traffic exiting the gate will be detoured back demonstrations. The event is designed to allow onto northbound Highway 115. The remaining community members to meet their neighbors. gates will be available to provide alternateRetiree Appreciation Day — The annual Retiree access to the installation while this bridge Appreciation Day takes place Oct. 13 from project is under way. This closure is required 7 a.m. to noon at McMahon Auditorium and the for Colorado Department of Transportation to and from post, as well as van pool options, Special Events Center. Call 526-0682, 526-2260 contractors to replace the deck of the bridge typically for those commuting 30 or more miles to or 524-2342 for more information. and make other safety improvements in the post. Riders are matched based on their origination area. Contact CDOT at 576-3450 or Fort and destination points, as well as days and timesGeneral announcements Carson Directorate of Public Works Traffic of travel. Users specify whether they are offering a Engineering at 526-9267 for additional ride, need a ride or if they are interested in sharingTRICARE online access — Starting Aug. 1, information regarding this closure. driving duties. When a “match” is found, users are TRICARE patients will no longer be able to access Ambulance service — Fort Carson officials urge notified immediately of rider options, allowing online accounts with MHS/iAS username and community members to contact emergency them to contact and coordinate ridesharing within password. Users must either use a registered personnel by calling 911 instead of driving minutes. Access the ride-share portal by visiting Department of Defense Common Access Card or personal vehicles to the emergency room. register for a DOD Self-Service Logon. Visit: In the event of a life- or limb-threatening Vanpools forming — Vanpools are forming to Patients emergency, skilled paramedics and ambulance serve commuters who travel on Interstate 25, may also receive personal assistance in creating crew will be able to administer critical care Powers Boulevard, Security-Widefield and Fountain. an account by visiting the TRICARE Service and aid. Contact the Emergency Department at Vanpool costs for Soldiers and civilians may be Center at Evans Army Community Hospital or 526-7111 for more information. reduced (or free) when using the Army Mass Transit Veterans Affairs Regional Office. New prescription policy — All handwritten Benefit subsidy. The program provides the van,Civilian wellness program registration opens — prescriptions from a TRICARE network provider maintenance and repairs, insurance, fuel and has an Sign up for the Civilian Wellness Program at will be filled at the Soldier and Family Care Emergency Ride Home feature. Go to http://tinyurl. the Fort Carson Army Wellness Center, 1891 Center located adjacent to and east of Evans com/FtCarsonVanPool for further details, and to Prussman Blvd., building 1843. With supervisor Army Community Hospital. When calling in reserve a spot. Contact Anneliesa Barta, Sustainable approval, Department of Defense employees for refills on those prescriptions, beneficiaries Fort Carson at 526-6497 or email anneliesa.m.barta. could get three hours of paid time to work will continue to use the SFCC. A dedicated for more information. out each week. To find out more and take the refill window in this facility will reduce wait first step toward a healthier lifestyle, call time. The SFCC pharmacy is open Monday Ongoing events the health promotion coordinator at 526-3887. through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Registration continues until July 31. pharmacy is located on the first floor near Troops to Principal — The Fort Carson EducationMilitary renters evacuated by fire — Military the east entrance of the facility; park in the Center will host a Troops to Principal representative members who had to evacuate their residences “G” lot, east of the building. Call 719-503-7067 Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. The Alternative due to the Waldo Canyon Fire and are not or 719-503-7068 for more information. Principal Licensure Program for military veterans allowed to move back into the residence due Warrior Family Medicine becomes Iron Horse — mission is to provide an avenue to a career as to roof damage, structural damage or another Effective immediately, the name of Warrior Family a public school principal. Candidates must hold a reason, may be eligible for a government funded Medicine Clinic has changed to Iron Horse license as a teacher and have three years of full move of their household goods to their new Family Medicine Clinic. The clinic is still located time, successful teaching experience or have three location. Call the Housing Division for details on the second floor of Evans Army Community years of other documented teaching or special at 526-4388 for more information. Hospital. Hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. service experience or hold a master degree in anyWaldo Canyon Fire pharmacy information — Any to 4 p.m. Call 526-9277 for more information. field. A Troops to Principal presentation will be TRICARE beneficiary displaced or isolated by the Junior-enlisted housing available — Balfour available July 31 in the education center. Contact wild fires and in need of prescriptions may come Beatty Communities has junior enlisted, two- Dr. John Evans at 303-840-9830 or email rjohn to the Evans Army Community Hospital’s Main and three-bedroom housing available. Call for more information. Pharmacy for assistance. The pharmacy is open 719-579-1606 for details. Yard sales — can be held on post the first and Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on 2-1-1 data expands to two counties — The Pikes third Saturday of the month through December. Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patients may choose Peak Area Council of Governments has partnered Post residents set up their items in front of to pick up at either Peterson or EACH. The refill with Pikes Peak United Way to include 2-1-1 their homes. Single Soldiers and Families who number is 719-524-4081. Also, TRICARE, through data for El Paso and Teller counties in the Network reside off post can set up in the building 5510 Express Scripts, has implemented the “Emergency of Care for servicemembers, veterans and their parking lot. Yard sales are organized and Refill Too Soon” procedures for El Paso, Larimer Families. The service directory component of the conducted by the Installation Mayoral Program, and Teller counties. To get an emergency refill, Network of Care now includes more than 1,500 the Directorate of Public Works Housing take your prescription bottle to any TRICARE local resources to assist the military community, Liaison Office and the Balfour Beatty Family retail network pharmacy. Contact Express Scripts service providers and others. Visit http://pikespeak. Housing Office. Call the Mayoral Program at 877-363-1303 or search the network pharmacy for more information. at 526-8303 or Army Community Service at locator to find the nearest network pharmacy. Share-a-Ride — is a free online car pool coordination 526-4590 for more information.
  • 17. 18 MOUNTAINEER — July 20, 2012Air-Ground Force Fire Power Demonstrated Editor’s July 29, 19 note: This article, p 4 ubPlanes and Troops Show Value of Cooperation observanc 3, Mountaineer, is b lished in the e of Fort C arson’s 70 eing reprin th annivers ted in aryTotal Strength of Camp Turned Out for Spectacle;Planes Demonstrate Bombing and Strafing Tactics The greatest show ever to be staged at Camp over the public address system set upCarson was presented Tuesday afternoon when a on the side of the hill. An explanation ofcombined demonstration of air and ground fire the methods of obtaining air support,power was put on at the southern end of the Carson showing the different steps, followed.reservation. Airplanes from the Second Army at The 914th Field Artillery BattalionTexas participated in the display, B-26s doing the then demonstrated a method ofbombing and P-39s demonstrating strafing tactics. designating a specific target by firing For the first time in the history of Camp Carson smoke on the target. The target wasall the troops stationed at the camp were massed also designated by a panel crew ofin one gigantic formation to witness the spectacle, the 89th Signal Company by meanswhich for a great number of the men represented of panels. Then came one of thethe first and most practical example of many of the highlights of the day’s demonstration.principles they had been studying for months. Bombing and StrafingThousands of troops, spread out over the hillsides, B-26 bombers, flying in formation,gave silent promise of what the Axis may expect. swept over the designated target at Identification of Planes medium altitude, releasing their bomb The program began at 2:30 p.m., with a loads in full view of the thousandsdemonstration of mutual identification between a of spectators. The bomb pattern wasplane and ground troops. An observation plane apparent to all the watchers and plainlyswooped low over the ground troops, enabling them demonstrated not only the effectivenessto observe the identifying features of the ship. of aerial assault but also the terrific Major Vincent, Air Liaison Officer of the force of exploding bomb charges.Second Army, next gave a discussion of air support Speedy P-39 fighters next flew over and strafed a long line of dummy tanks, arranged in column formation in the valley below the hill on which the troops were stationed. Firing the amount of fire a ground unit can concentrate deadly bursts of machine gun and 37 mm. against low flying aircraft. Tracer bullets made the cannon fire, the P-39s quickly set several effectiveness of the fire quite apparent. In less than 15 of the tanks ablaze. Time and time again seconds the target was in flames and at the end of they swooped to the attack, giving a approximately one minute’s firing nothing but a few graphic picture of what happens to troops charred scraps remained of the airplane silhouette. and equipment that are grouped rather The demonstration was interesting to the than spread out over a large area. thousands of Carson soldiers of course since it Concentrated Ground Fire was the first such undertaking to be staged at the The 2nd Battalion of the 355th Infantry camp. But of greater importance was the fact thatAbove is a portion of the thousands of Carson troops that were on wound up the program by assembling below it clearly demonstrated the effectiveness ofhand to witness the demonstration, the first of its kind ever to be held a wooden dummy airplane mounted on a cooperation between air and ground forces andat Camp Carson. For the first time in the history of the camp, all of hillside. The unit then concentrated all of its highlighted the dangers of grouping troops ratherthe troops stationed there were turned out in one giant formation. fire power on the silhouette, demonstrating than scattering them out over the terrain. 50% DISCOUNT for Military and their Families SAVE ON RESTAURANTS, FAMILY FUN, AUTOMOTIVE AND MORE Get a new set of Join our live broadcast at Mon-Fri 12pm -1pm 3 WAYS TO PURCHASE keys today... MILITARY APPRECIATION TAR AT Call, Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm ... to your new or slightly used auto, that you visit Sat - Sun., Colo. Spgs. Flea Market 10am - 2pm can find in our Classified Section. 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, For advertising information call 329-5236 lodging, entertainment, and much, much more!
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  • 19. 20 MOUNTAINEER — July 20, 2012 July 20, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 21WCAP mission: Win medals By Jennifer Mattson in the 2004 Olympics. He puts in 100 miles a week international stage as a win for Soldiers everywhere. (the Olympics is a) competition, the will to fight Their mission to win the Olympics makes them “Every job you can train a Soldier to standard NCO Journal in training, and says he supports the other WCAP “This victory is our victory,” Byers said. is very important. In the Olympic Games, it can unique among Army units. It also means that many and hold them accountable for failure,” Byers said. athletes as they head to London later this month. “Sometimes when we’re overseas, and I know get kind of stressful and the ability to deal with of them will come in and out of the program every “There’s a handful of jobs where you just have to have FORT BLISS, Texas — Servicemembers have “Within the Army, everyone is striving for I’m going to be the one on top of the podium, I that stress is critical to be successful. The things two or three years. When not training for the it or you don’t. How many Soldiers can you pull outparticipated in the Olympics since 1896 as athletes success and being the best that they can be in love seeing the flag and love hearing our anthem you learn to deal with stress in competition are the Olympics, they maintain proficiency in their primary of the ranks and say, ‘Go get a gold medal?’ We canand as coaches in both the summer and winter games. whatever the Army is asking them to do,” Nunn being played. It feels good.” same ways you deal with stress in combat — MOSs and work within the operational Army. be No. 1 in the nation and bring home world medals.”In 1997, the Army created the World Class Athlete said. “This is a situation with the program when As NCOs and competitors, many Soldiers in it’s the same techniques.”Program with the explicit goal of competing — we make the Olympic team. It’s an honor, one, the program compete against one another when it Nunn said his time during basic training hasand winning medals — in the Olympic Games. to make an Olympic team and represent your comes to Army standards and tests — especially helped him mentally prepare for competition. Since its founding, 40 World Class Athlete country. But for us, it’s even more of an honor the Army Physical Fitness Test. “Physically, basic training was very easy forProgram Soldiers have brought home gold, silver because we get to represent the Army along the “The Soldiers in this program are some of the me,” Nunn said. “I actually got out of shape goingand bronze Olympic medals. way. It gives you something to cheer on and be a cream of the crop that the Army has to offer,” Nunn through basic training since I was training at such a This summer, the Army’s World Class Athlete part of something bigger than just yourself.” said. “Every Soldier in this program is not working higher level. Mentally, I’d never been in a situationProgram will send eight noncommissioned officers to just get the bare minimum on their PT test or the where they break you down by being mean andto London; four of them have competed in the Olympian and NCO bare minimum to pass so they can get a promotion. angry and building you up the way they want youOlympics in previous years, and four of them WCAP has benchmarks for those hoping Everyone is striving for perfection. With that, it to be. After I got out of basic, it really helpedstand ready to show what it means to serve in to compete in the Olympics. If Soldiers fail to carries over into the Army aspect of being a Soldier. with my training. I was already a decent athlete, butWCAP. These NCOs are charged with one task: meet those benchmarks, they are sent back to We’re constantly going to competitions, working racewalking requires so much mentally of you.”to bring home medals. the operational Army to serve in their primary to beat each other at PT tests and who can become Nunn said basic training allowed him to understand After the games, these NCOs will continue to MOSs. When the program begins to recruit, usually Soldier of the month or NCO of the quarter and who the bigger picture of what he was doing and why heserve the Army by supporting U.S. Army Recruiting two years before the Olympic trials, NCOs in the maxes their boards when they go. It provides a great was there. Those lessons, he said, are important whenCommand, hosting clinics and promoting the Army. program are charged with setting the example for asset to the Army itself as far as deploying Soldiers it comes to competing on the international stage.Then, they will either serve in WCAP by training younger Soldiers. The unit, which serves under and giving them opportunities to train for thefor national and international competitions, or Installation Management Command’s Family and Olympics. But then those Soldiers are put back into Lessons learnedthey will return to the operational Army to serve Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs, consists regular units and are incredible assets to those units Though their primary goal is to bring homein their military occupational specialty. of a company with a commander and support staff. by the discipline and things that they’ve learned medals, Soldiers with the WCAP also make time U.S. Army Soldiers compete alongside other “You’re still an NCO, and still in the absence being part of the World Class Athlete Program.” to give back to the Army. They support recruitingAmericans at the Olympics. They wear the Team of orders or the absence of leadership, take charge,” efforts in which they can tell their Army story andUSA gear, and when they win, they step up to the Szarenski said. “There’s not a squad or teams, Training brings home medals inspire athletes to join, and they host wrestlingpodium to hear “The Star-Spangled Banner” play. but you’re still an NCO, and how I carry myself Most WCAP Soldiers come into the Army with and shooting clinics to make Soldiers moreBut these Soldier-athletes continually represent influences those younger guys. You have to maintain the explicit intent of serving the Army by winning proficient in their warrior tasks.the Army on and off the field — through their your military bearing.” Olympic medals. Most, though, say that Army “People should know we’re the same,” Byersdiscipline and determination. Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers has served on training has helped them compete at the higher said. “We learn from everybody around us; I’m Fort Carson’s Sgt. 1st Class Daryl Szarenski, an and off with WCAP since 1997, when it was stood level by teaching them mental strength. truly humbled in the presence of every Soldier. Photo by Tim Hippsair pistol Olympian, will return to the Olympics for up at Fort Carson. Byers, who competes in “The Army has taught me with discipline and “The people who are out there doing it every U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program pistol shooter Sgt. 1st Class Daryl Szarenski practices at Fort Benning, Ga.the fourth time in the shooting event. Previously, Greco-Roman wrestling in the 120 kilogram weight being able to train every day,” Szarenski said. “With day cast a shadow over anything that I do.” He will compete in his fourth Olympics this year in London in the air pistol event.Szarenski has gone to the Olympics with the group, said being professional and disciplined is a periodization, many people will taper down to 20Army Marksmanship Unit, which also sends part of his training. Byers and other wrestlers or 40 shots. With me, I’ve learned through the ArmySoldiers to the Olympics. The difference, Szarenski also teach combatives clinics for other Soldiers. drilling and doing something over and over againsaid, is that the World Class Athlete Program’sfocus is solely on the Olympics. “Our mission is to go to the Olympics and win “It’s Soldiering all around,” Byers said. “There’s discipline that you have to have to be a highly competitive athlete and even more discipline to until it’s second nature. Like anything you do in the Army, you do it until you can’t. It’s just second nature. The Army has taught me that if you think you have CENTER FOR PLASTIC SURGERY, P.C.the Olympics,” Szarenski said. “Not everyone here be a Soldier. The two go hand-in-hand, and they it down, you’re about halfway there and you just SPECIALIZING IN COSMETIC CARE FOR WOMENwill make the Olympic team, but we’re all pulling complement each other.” need to keep beating it down to the ground.”together to try to get the mission accomplished. Byers said he sees bringing home the medal on the Staff Sgt. Keith Sanderson served in the Marine 20% Military Discount for all SurgicalWe’re there to win.” Corps for eight years Procedures and FREE Military Consultation After 21 years of service, Szarenski will retire before joining the Army Expires July 31, 2012from the Army after this year’s Olympics. Reserve. He served for 12 CALIFORNIA TRAINED “I was in ROTC and had a chance to be an years as an infantryman Gregory F. 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  • 20. 22 MOUNTAINEER — July 20, 2012 July 20, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 23Rodeo honors Soldiers Story and photos by Samantha B. Koss Special to the Mountaineer been rewarding local enlisted men and women for their commitment to the nation and the community medallion recipient from 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div. for the past 10 years, said Brian Kent provides phone and Internet The 72nd Pikes Peak or Bust Stewart, event chairperson at the service to the brigade headquarters. Rodeo kicked off with Patriot/Fort Interquest Rotary Club. “I work to help everyone in my Carson Night July 11 at the Norris- “Soldiers get awards for their unit,” Kent said. “I’d rather this Penrose Event Center celebrating service in their unit, but they don’t award go to my Soldiers, but it is military service to the nation. always get awards from the outside very nice to be recognized for my “I want to thank the entire Pikes community,” Stewart said. “We hard work as well.” Peak region and the Pikes Peak or Bust just want to present an award to The 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson Rodeo board and foundation for all the distinguished Soldiers to show our Mounted Color Guard presented the great support you give to our Soldiers thanks for all that they do.” national flag during the rodeo opening and Families who are all sitting out These Soldiers, all staff sergeant ceremony, and Anderson officially here tonight,” said Maj. Gen. Joseph and below, were selected from units welcomed the rodeo audience. Anderson, commanding general, 4th across Fort Carson by their superior “You are truly the best military- Infantry Division and Fort Carson, at officers for special recognition at support community in the entire the opening ceremony. “And more the ceremony. United States,” Anderson said. specifically, thank our heroes standing “Congratulations … you represent “Thank you for all you do; we love in front of us that we recognized tonight the best of what is at Fort Carson … you and appreciate you.” with medallions … we appreciate all thank you for your sacrifices, and Soldiers from 2nd BCT supported the great support you give us.” congratulations on your medallions the event by providing vehicles for Anderson and Command Sgt. tonight, wear them proudly,” static displays outside the arena. Maj. Brian Stall, 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Anderson said. “This is a great experience for Carson, presented 50 Soldiers with After the presentation, 50 me,” said Pfc. Ryan Golden, 2nd outstanding service medallions before Soldiers received the rare opportunity STB, 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div. “I the rodeo at the Salute our Troops to march onto the rodeo arena floor offered to help out tonight … Medallion Presentation Ceremony. during the opening ceremony. I think it is important to show the The ceremony is sponsored by “I’m really excited, this is my first community that we are here and the Interquest Rotary Club, which has rodeo,” said Sgt. Dustin M. Kent, a to show them who we are.” Sgt. Dustin M. Kent, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, receives a medallion from Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson at the Salute the Troops Medallion Ceremony July 11. Medallion-awarded Soldiers salute during the national anthem at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo arena July 11. The ceremony medallions are presented to local enlisted men and women for their commitment to the nation and the community. Medallion- awarded Soldiers mingle with Miss Rodeo representatives before the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Patriot/Fort Carson Night July 11 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center.Layout by Jeanne Mazerall A participant competes in saddle bronc riding during the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo July 11.
  • 21. 24 MOUNTAINEER — July 20, 2012‘Feds Feed Families’DOD aims to combat summer hunger By Karen Parrish any goals that we have set for American Forces Press Service ourselves this year.” The Capital Area Food Bank, WASHINGTON — Defense which also accepts donations of schoolDepartment officials have set a goal of supplies and pet food through Fedscollecting 1.5 million pounds of non- Feed Families, distributes donationsperishable food and household products received in the Washington area toduring the annual voluntary food drive more than 700 food pantries, soupknown as “Feds Feed Families.” kitchens and other service organizations Paige Hinkle-Bowles, deputy in the District of Columbia, Virginia,assistant defense secretary for and Maryland. Participating DOD feds feed familiescivilian personnel policy, told the organizations outside the nationalPentagon Channel and American capital area donate to food banks inForces Press Service June 25 the drive their communities. Agency coordinatorshappens every summer to help in can provide more informationfilling shelves emptied by the seasonal Community members can donate to the “Feds Feed on most-needed items in thoseshortages food banks experience. Families” food drive at the Fort Carson Commissary. communities, defense officials said.The 2012 effort runs through August. The Capital Area Food Bank “We think it’s important for compiles an annual “most-wanted” listDOD to contribute. … It’s really an Human Capital Officers Council — “We have donation boxes throughout of items food banks in the Washingtonopportunity for us to show that we which includes representative from the country, at installations and here area ask for. This year’s most requestedare public servants, and we are part agencies across government — along in the (national capital region).” items include canned fruits packed inof the community and want that with officials from the U.S. Office Defense Commissary Agency light syrup or juice, low-sodium cannedopportunity to give back,” she said. of Personnel Management, DOD and staffs support the effort by placing vegetables, hygiene items and cleaning Hinkle-Bowles noted children the Agriculture Department collection boxes in commissaries supplies. The list also includeswho normally participate in the Hinkle-Bowles said the annual throughout the United States and multigrain cereals, grains such as ricefederal school lunch program may food drive was Beltway-based for its at overseas military installations, and oatmeal, canned protein items,face hunger when they’re out of first two years, collecting from federal Hinkle-Bowles said. soups, snacks, baking goods and for the summer. And when workers inside the national capital “Our goal would be that anyone “Our hope would be, if we can getpeople take vacations, she said, region. In 2011 and again this year, within the total force who has access the military and civilian populationthey may not be making the donations she said, the department has expanded and capability to contribute … will activated, we can far exceed eventhat they generally would. collections throughout the country. do so,” she said. “If every individual, what we did last year,” when Feds Feed Families, now in its “People can contribute by bringing military or civilian, contributes just donations topped 2 million pounds,fourth year, is organized by the Chief food into the workplace,” she said. 1 pound of food, we will far surpass Hinkle-Bowles said. Wiinning S Winning Smiles For Everyone! E EXPERIENCED, CARING AND GEN E EXPERIENCED, CARING AND GENTLE RI NC D A ENTL Cosmetic Dentistry Bonding Veneers Root Canal Therapy Childrens Dentistry Crowns Bridges Orthodontics Teeth Whitening Oral Surgery Dentures Implants Wisdom Teeth White Fillings Porcelain Laminates Gum Care PROVIDER R ACTIVE MILITA Y DEPENDENTS PROVIDER FOR ACTIVE MILITARY DEPENDENTS I I TAR E N T Personal De Personal Dentistry with a Soft To entistry r Soft Touch for f ouch Children, Parents Grandp rents. , Parents Grandparents. r pa SAME D Y EMERGENCY CARE DA EMERGENCY CARE DAY Y A 5 597-9737 www.p powersdentalgroup Caring Caring For Smiles Sinc 1974 g Since ce
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  • 24. July 20, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 27Combating childhood obesity: A family affair Commentary by Allison Pompey problems. Children who are overweight are at 0 - Drink fewer sugar-sweetened drinks. Try U.S. Army Public Health Command greater risk of developing complications such water and low-fat milk instead. as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart In addition to the 5-2-1-0 goals, adopt family At what age do you remember starting to disease. Additionally, these children are at an activities like eating breakfast every day; limitingmake healthy food choices? For many of us, those increased risk of developing emotional problems fast food, take-out food and eating out at restaurants;decisions don’t happen until later in life. such as depression and anxiety. and preparing foods at home and eating meals The obesity epidemic has grown considerably in Although the risks and complications together as a family. Turn family time into fun,recent years, particularly in children and adolescents. associated with childhood obesity are burdensome, active time by taking a family bike ride or hike,In fact, one in every three American children is they are not necessarily permanent. Families going to the park and throwing a ball back andoverweight or obese. Like other childhood health can do a number of things to combat obesity. forth, or taking a family martial arts class together.conditions, such as diabetes and asthma, obesity in By making healthy eating and regular exercise a Choose to be healthy — use 5-2-1-0 goalschildren requires some form of lifestyle intervention. family activity, parents can improve the chances every day. Remember small changes can make a Numerous studies have found that overweight of successful weight control and positively big difference in the long run. Maintain a lifestylechildren and teens are much more likely to become affect their children’s health in a big way. for your child that supports healthy eating andoverweight adults unless they make positive lifestyle The American Academy of Pediatrics active living. Discuss your child’s weight witheating and physical activity changes. Parents and recommends families start with one of the a doctor at least annually. A registered dietitianguardians are key decision-makers who affect the 5-2-1-0 behaviors listed below and set specific can assist with developing goals for healthy eatinglifestyle needs when it comes to the nutrition, goals to improve their health: and physical activity.physical activity and health of their children. 5 - Eat at least five fruits and vegetables every day. Go online to for While the problem of obesity is largely due to 2 - Limit screen time (i.e., television, computer, reliable, scientifically-based health and nutritioninactivity coupled with poor diet, several other video games) to two hours or less per day. information to help children grow healthy. Infactors also contribute to the problem. Those Children younger than 2 should have no addition, the Centers for Disease Control andfactors include culture, a family history of obesity, screen time at all. Prevention has more information about childhoodmedications, medical illness, stressful life events, 1 - Strive for one hour or more of physical activity overweight and obesity at self-esteem and depression or other emotional every day. obesity/childhood. The Credit Builder secured credit card Power from Armed Forces Bank gives you a simple way to build - or rebuild - your to build credit. With a flexible credit line based on your savings account balance, Credit Builder puts the power to build your your credit back in your hands. credit. Apply Today. Call 719.244.9820 or go online
  • 25. 28 MOUNTAINEER — July 20, 2012Do you walk in darkness of negative thinking? Commentary by toward these types of people, Chap. (Capt.) Dell Harlow-Curtis I allow the negative emotions Warrior Transition Unit to rob me of God’s joy. I allow the negative to rob me of We spend hours and hours dwelling and feelings of peace and of safety.ruminating on the negative and fearful things in our A wise teacher oncelives. Instead, our focus and attention needs to be reminded me thaton the positive, godly things that will move us in no one can makethe right direction. me feel anything “... whatever is true, There is so much in our lives that we cannot without my whatever is noble,control. But we can choose to be happy regardless permission. Iof negative circumstances. It’s not “when I get a am learning whatever is right,promotion, I’ll be happy …” or “when I can speakin front of a small group of people, I’ll be happy …” that I cannot control the whatever is pure,The focus should be on learning to be happy now. actions or words whatever is lovely, Analyze your thoughts, your words and yourworld. Do you find that you consider the worst before of others, but I certainly can whatever is admirableyou are convinced of the good? Do you feel you live control myself. ... think abouton the edge of disaster, just inches away from collapse? Today, tryDo you walk in the darkness of negative thinking? to seek after the such things.” Maybe it is time that you consider a new way of positives in — Philippians 4:8thinking. When we become saturated in negative simple things.thinking, we play the role of the victim instead of the Learn to relax and truly look for possible joys that control the way you think, choosing to focus onrole of the victor. It is as though we look for something the Lord is trying to show you. Only you can control some thoughts and to reject others.bad to happen or believe that life is always half empty you. If you find yourself weak and all alone, call The following verse can be life changing.because of something unfortunate from the past that is on him and ask for his comfort. When the clouds Write it out and post it where you will see itunresolved. We become so dominated and oppressed roll in and it feels as though it is going to be one of regularly — the refrigerator, bathroom mirror orthat we cannot even find the energy to smile, much those days, challenge yourself to see the good in dashboard of the car.less encourage others when they are in need. the experience and how you may grow from it. “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever You may say that there seems to be someone Determine that today is the day you choose to is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure,always “raining on your parade.” I must say that walk in the light. Ask God to help you develop a whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — ifsometimes that may be true. However, I have come positive thought life. Immerse yourself in his word. anything is excellent or praiseworthy — thinkto realize that when I concentrate on negative feelings Pray. Over time, you will discover that you can about such things,” Philippians 4:8.Chapel briefsFacebook: Search “Fort Carson Chaplains (Religious Support Office)” for the latest Chapel Schedule chapel events and schedules.Christian Kids Club is held Tuesdays through July ROMAN CATHOLIC Day Time Service Chapel Location Contact Person 31 from 9:30 a.m. to noon for children who have Saturday 4-45 p.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 completed kindergarten through fifth grade. Saturday 5 p.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 The free club features Bible study, games, 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 snacks and crafts. It is limited to 30 children. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Religious education Soldiers’ Nelson Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 Call 526-5744 for more information. Sunday 10:30 a.m. RCIA Soldiers’ Nelson Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 Sunday 11 a.m. Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347Military Council of Catholic Women meets Mon-Fri 11:45 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Soldiers’ Mon-Thurs noon Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 Memorial Chapel. For more information PROTESTANT call 526-5769 or visit “Fort Carson Military Friday 4:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer, Soldiers’ Nelson Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 Council of Catholic Women” on Facebook. Bible Study Sunday 9 a.m. Protestant Healer Evans Army Hospital Chap. Gee/526-7386Knights of Columbus, a Catholic group for Sunday 9 a.m. Communion Service Provider Barkeley Ellis Chap. Landon/526-2803 men 18 and older, meets the second and fourth Sunday 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Soldiers’ Nelson Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Tuesday of the month at Soldiers’ Memorial 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 Chapel. Call 526-5769 for more information. Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Prussman Barkeley Prussman Ursula Pittman/503-1104Protestant Women of the Chapel meets Tuesday Sunday 10 a.m. Chapel NeXt Veterans Magrath Titus Chap. Palmer/526-3888 Sunday 2:30-4:30p.m. Youth ministry Soldiers’ Nelson Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Soldiers’ Memorial Tuesday 9:30 a.m. PWOC Soldiers’ Nelson Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 Chapel. Free child care is available. Email or visit PWOC Fort Carson JEWISH on Facebook for more information. Fort Carson does not offer Jewish services on post. Contact Chap. (Lt. Col.) Fields at 503-4090/4099 for Jewish service and study informationDeployed Spouses Group meets for fellowship, food and spiritual guidance Wednesday at ISLAMIC SERVICES Fort Carson does not offer Islamic services on post. Contact the Islamic Society at 2125 N. Chestnut, 632-3364 for information. 5 p.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall. Children are welcome (FORT CARSON OPEN CIRCLE) WICCA to attend. Call Cecilia Croft Sunday 1 p.m. Provider Chapel, Building 1350, Barkeley and Ellis at 526-5769 for details.Latter Day Saints Soldiers: COLORADO WARRIORS SWEAT LODGE Weekly Institute Class Meets once or twice monthly and upon special request. Contact Michael Hackwith or Wendy Chunn-Hackwith at 285-5240 for information. (Bible study) is Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Call 719-266-0283 or 719-649- 1671 for more information.Heartbeat, a support group for Family Center, building 6215, 6990 Chapel Tuesday at 6 p.m. Contact Staff Sgt. battle buddies, Family members Mekong St. The group is open to members Jose Varga at 719-287-2016 for details. and friends who are suicide of all branches of service. Contact Jewish Lunch and Learn with Chap. (Lt. Col.) survivors, meets the second Richard Stites at 719-598-6576 or Cheryl Howard Fields takes place Wednesday from Tuesday of each month from Sims at 719-304-9815 for more information. noon to 1 p.m. at Provider Chapel. For 6:30-8 p.m. at the Fallen Heroes Spanish Bible Study meets at Soldiers’ Memorial more information, call 526-8263. Has someone in your organization recently received kudos? Contact Mountaineer staff at 526-4144 or email
  • 26. July 20, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 29 Medical Department Activity player Marie Greenberg slides safely into second base during a July 12 scrimmage at the Mountain Post Softball Complex.MEDDAC not typical team Story and photo by Walt Johnson terms of power and talent, but it is a combination that team has is a sense of rooting for each other to be Mountaineer staff works and is a testament to teamwork at its finest. successful in spite of the outcome of the game. MEDDAC can boast having more female She said two of the team’s better players, husband While most intramural teams pride players in significant positions than any other team and wife tandem Marie and Matthew Greenberg,themselves on being competitive enough to win in the post intramural league. The team understands are team leaders who show everyone what aa championship, some teams understand that that playing as many females as it does means it team-first attitude is all about.they are just a step below being that type of team. will not have the same firepower as male-dominated “The Greenbergs have been playing So they find other ways to make the season teams but Tonya Culifer, MEDDAC assistant competitively together for some time in Germany,interesting. One team that could give lessons on how coach, said the team likes its personnel and enjoys here on post and in off-post leagues. The reallyto be a cohesive squad while not having top-level playing together, which makes up for not being good thing about the Greenbergs is they havetalent is the Medical Department Activity team. able to overpower other teams. so much experience, and they are always willing to The MEDDAC team is not devoid of talent by “Everyone that plays in the intramural league share their knowledge of the game with all of usany means, some of its players would be considered does so to win the game,” Culifer said. “When we to help us all become better players,” Culifer notch in any league. But this team takes an come out to play we realize most teams are made She said a team first attitude and someinteresting approach to the game. Instead of having up of ‘alpha males’ which we think makes it a little people who are truly “characters” is what makes the“alpha male” players at every position intent on harder for us to compete with as many female team so enjoyable to play with. Culifer said whileknocking the cover off the ball with each swing, this players as we have. So if we play the game and we this may not be a team playing for a title in August,team prides itself on having one of the most diverse are competitive, within one or two runs at the end of it is a team she and her teammates enjoy playingsquads in the league. That diversity means they the game, we feel that’s a pretty good achievement.” with each time it takes the field. She said justwon’t be able to go toe-to-toe with most teams in Culifer said the one thing this MEDDAC maybe this team can play the spoiler role this year.Mountaineer Sports Feature Title quest Former Fountain-Fort Carson standouts Donte Stewart, 1, and Mellous Carney, 99, bring down a Pueblo Steel ballcarrier Saturday during the Colorado Football Conference Foothills championship game. The Colorado Springs Flames defeated the Pueblo Steel 26-16 to advance to the Colorado Football Conference championship game Saturday at 7 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain High School. The Flames, who are playing in their third straight league championship game, will meet the Denver Pirates, who won the Rocky Mountain Division championship, in the championship contest. The Flames beat the Pirates 31-30 in a memorable contest in the third game of the season. Photo by Walt Johnson
  • 27. 30 MOUNTAINEER — July 20, 2012On the BenchArmy all star holds youth basketball camp By Walt Johnson for Physique competition will be held physique and figure competitions Mountaineer staff more information and to register. Aug. 18 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, respectively. The finals will begin Registration forms are available Spa and Conference Center, 4705 at 5 p.m. The special guest posers Fort Carson’s Ron and April at Golf Club Pro Shop. Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland. for the event will be Alina Popa,Bartley will hold the Bartley Method The Military Intelligence Ball Prejudging for bodybuilding and IFBB Pro Ms. Olympia and ArnoldYouth Basketball Training Camp July Golf Scramble takes place July 30 physique will begin at 8 a.m. in the Classic Finalist and Jacklyn Abrams,28-29 for boys and girls ages 7-15. at Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club. men’s bodybuilding and physique International Federation of Body Ron Bartley, a four-time gold Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. categories. Judging will then take Builders Pro Fitness competitor.medalist for the U.S. Army basketball with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Early place in women’s bodybuilding and Visit http://www.jefftaylor.comteam, will be assisted by former NBA registration is $45 per player; registra- physique; fitness routines, bikini, fitness for more information.player Chris Whitney. The training tion the day of the tournament is $50 percamp will be held at the Hillside player, with a four-player-per-team limit.Community Center, 925 S. Institute Send an email with golfers’ namesSt., in Colorado Springs from 8:15 to to preregister.a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The cost for Call 503-0204 for more information.the camp is $50 per child. Visit The Adventure with a Purpose program will sponsor the first Funfor more information. Mud Run Aug. 4 in Colorado Springs. The Pikes Peak Chapter of the The five-kilometer fun mud runAssociation of the United States challenge and the two-kilometerArmy will host a golf scramble at family-friendly fun run will be held atCheyenne Shadows Golf Club Friday. Ram Off-Road Park, 12800 Highway “In addition to fighting for military 94 in Colorado Springs, seven milesbenefits on Capitol Hill — like pay east of Powers Boulevard.and allowances and health care for AWAP is a Colorado SpringsSoldiers — the local chapter of AUSA based nonprofit 501(c)3 whosesupports Soldier and Family programs mission is to create adventurousat Fort Carson,” said retired Lt. Gen. experiences that bring people togetherKen Hunzeker, president of the local for the purpose of learning how to livechapter. “This fundraiser and golf each day with purpose and meaning,outing will generate the funding base according to event organizers.we will use to provide scholarships Proceeds will help supportand support to active-duty, National the ongoing efforts of AWAP andGuard and Reserve Soldiers and “Extreme Impact,” a sustainabletheir Families throughout 2012.” assistance program helping families The cost for military members to facing significant challenges,golf is $50 while civilians and retirees organizers said. Registration is $20will be charged $75. The cost includes a for ages 6-12; $55 before July 31free future round of golf, lunch and a gift and $65 on race day for ages 13 andcertificate to the Pro Shop. The outing older. Military receive a $10 discountwill also feature hole-in-one prizes that by using the code “MILDOG1012.”include golf clubs, a flat-screen TV , For more information or to register Photo by Walt JohnsonCaribbean cruise and a vehicle. Otherfeatures are a putting raffle worth go to The 2012 National Physique Yer out$2,500 and longest drive, straightest Committee Armbrust Pro Gym 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantrydrive and closest to the pin contests, Warrior Classic, presented by Tokyo Division’s third baseman Jesus Duran, back, holds up the ball after tagging outaccording to association officials. Joes, Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Ken Wadsworth, Maintenance Task Force, 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div., during action Contact Robin Wininger at Bikini, Teen Fitness, Jr. Fitness, Monday at the Mountain Post Sports Complex.719-659-8498, or email robin. Men’s Physique and Women’s
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  • 29. 32 MOUNTAINEER — July 20, 2012 July 20, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 33 Christmas in July Santa’s Workshop at the The ladybug ride is North Pole Santa, rarely wears his fur one of 15 children’s coat during summer, preferring rides in the enchanted shirt sleeves while waiting forest at Santa’s for children to visit. Workshop at the North Pole. The peppermint slide at Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole is popular with younger children and families. Story and photos by everybody wants to visit Santa, or at paratrooper, peppermint slide, The park is really designed for Muffet’s have similar food choices Rides and shows are unlimited, Nel Lampe least catch a glimpse. Children can scrambler, sky ride, space shuttle, younger children, although parents, as well as ice cream and funnel except for the arcade. However, Mountaineer staff have photos made while visiting Santa. haunted house and tilt-a-whirl. grandparents and older brothers cakes. And there’s a popcorn wagon active-duty military and their The Christmas spirit is captured In the Enchanted Forrest, there and sisters can find rides they enjoy which sells popcorn, cotton candy immediate Families are charged Santa’s Workshop at the North at Santa’s Workshop at the North are 15 rides just for the youngsters: and there’s also an arcade, which and refreshments. $13.95 but everyone 10 or older must Pole is minutes from Fort Carson, Pole, with Christmas music on the pony carts, motorcycles, kiddie is the only attraction not included There are magic shows in the have their own military identification just off Highway 24 west on the sound system, storybook ambiance, combo, midge-o-racers, candy in admission. show house several times a day, card. There’s a $3 discount coupon Pikes Peak Highway. forested landscape, frozen north cane coaster, granny bug, tubs Food is readily available, at ducks near the pond, a water wheel that may be printed for guests July is always a good time pole and sense of fun. It’s evident to of fun, whip ride, boat ride, rodeo Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, and a small chapel. Deer and llamas who are not active-duty military to visit the Christmas-theme the children when the family car rider, rocket ride, Christmas which has pretzels, nachos, hot are also in the park. or their immediate families. amusement park as it’s at 7,500 pulls into the parking lot and they tree ride, antique car ride, star dogs, hamburgers and chicken In 1947, artist Arto Monaco, Money is not exchanged in foot altitude, in a forested area spy the bright red entrance building fighters and kiddie wheel. nuggets. Carousel Café and Miss who had worked for several movie the park, other than at the arcade. and several degrees cooler than and the peppermint companies in Hollywood, including Purchase cards are issued at the it is in Colorado Springs. The slide that can Walt Disney, designed a North entrance and purchases are posted park is less crowded than usual. be seen above Pole village, using the description to a card. Upon exiting at the The park was evacuated for a the fence. provided by an 8-year-old girl. It end of the visit, the cards are few days in late June during the And rides was constructed near Lake Placid, tallied and the bill is paid then, Waldo Canyon Fire. Owner Tom number more N.Y., in July 1949, and is credited by cash, Mastercard, Visa, Discover Haggard said that the park received than two dozen. as being the first theme park in or American Express. no damage during the fire and is There are rides for the United States. Visitors may bring their own open for business. families — the In 1955, it was announced that a food, leaving it in the car and The amusement park includes train, antique Christmas village would be built retrieving it when ready to eat. an alpine-style village that looks car ride, antique on a 25-acre plot on Pikes Peak. A covered pavilion is near the train Disney-inspired, dozens of rides, a hand-carved That village/theme park opened station at the front of the park. candy kitchen, boys’ shop, girls’ carousel, dive in 1956 as Santa’s Workshop at the Haggard suggests that visits shop, Christmas shop, souvenir shop, bombers, North Pole, and was built using the be started early in the day as and personalization shop. Santa’s Ferris wheel, same plans as North Pole, N.Y. There summer rains typically occur house is the most popular attraction — mini-Himalayan, were three rides — a stage coach, a in afternoons. fire engine and a mining ride. As the Strollers may be rented for $2. years passed, more and more rides, To reach Santa’s Workshop at the shops and attractions were added. North Pole, take Highway 24 west Just the Facts The park is open mid-May through Christmas Eve. Summer (Exit 141 from Interstate 25) or take Highway 115/South Nevada Street • TRAVEL TIME — 25 minutes hours are presently in effect and the to Cimarron Street and go west to the park is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 small town of Cascade. At Cascade, • FOR AGES — anyone p.m. through Aug. 22 when the park turn left following signs for the • TYPE — Christmas-theme park will be closed Wednesday-Thursday Pikes Peak Highway. About a mile until mid-November. Check the up the Pikes Peak Highway, Santa’s • FUN FACTOR — ★★★★★ (Out of 5 stars) website for the schedule through Workshop is on the left at 5050 • WALLET DAMAGE — $$$$ Christmas Eve. Pikes Peak Highway. Call 684-9432 Regular admission is $18.95 for information or go online at $ = Less than $20 for ages 2-59, and those under 2 and $$ = $21 to $40 60 and older are admitted free. There’s a large, free parking lot. $$$ = $41 to $60 $$$$ = $61 to $80 (BASED ON A FAMILY OF FOUR) Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole The Christmas Shop at Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole has everything needed for decorating has a north pole that is frozen Places to see in the trees or houses during the holidays. year-round, to the delight of visitors. Pikes Peak area.
  • 30. 34 MOUNTAINEER — July 20, 2012 GET OutThe Colorado Renaissance Festival at Larkspur has only two weekends left. The fest is 10 a.m. Take Interstate 25 north to 84th Avenue, head west to Pecos Street then north to 89th. Parking is free. Tickets at the gate are $34.99 for children under 48 inches and $39.99 for those taller than 48 inches. ITR has discount tickets for $31 each; call 536-5366. Call 303-427-7873 for information as Water World is sometimes closed because of inclement weather. Two new rides were added. or check the calendar by visiting Upcoming Pikes Peak Center events include: • Bill Meyer is in the center July 28 at 8 p.m. • B-52s perform Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. • Tap Dogs perform Oct. 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39. For tickets for events in Pikes Peak Center, to 6:30 p.m., rain or shine, Saturday-Sunday El Paso County Fair runs Saturday-July 28 in 190 S. Cascade Ave., call 520-SHOW for tickets through July 29. Admission is $18.95 Calhan, about 30 minutes east of Colorado or visit the box office. for adults, children 5-12 are $8. Children under Springs on Highway 24. The first El Paso 5 are free. Take exit 172 off Interstate 25 north County Fair was held in 1905, and people came The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the and follow the signs. Parking is free and shuttles in covered wagons and on horseback. This second oldest motor sports race in America, are provided from parking lots to the entrance. year’s fair includes car shows, rodeos, nightly has been rescheduled for Aug. 12. The race is entertainment, arts and crafts, livestock shows, on the Pikes Peak Highway and starts at 9 a.m.DaVinci Machines Exhibition — is at the animal races, chicken chase contest, stick Tickets and race week schedules are available Denver Pavilions through September. On loan horse rodeo, a hypnotist and more. Saturday at from the Museum of Leonardo DaVinci in is Military Appreciation Day and all active-duty Florence, Italy, the exhibition is at Denver military and their Families get in free with Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Fan Fest is Pavilions, on the 16th Street Mall and includes proper identification. General admission is $7 for Aug. 10, 5-10 p.m. Admission is free to the fan 60 handcrafted exhibits built from DaVinci’s adults and $3 for ages 3-12. Children under 3 are fest at 1 N. Tejon St., between Colorado Avenue 500-year-old designs. Admission to the exhibit admitted free. Auto races Saturday are $15 for and Bijou Street in downtown Colorado Springs. is $14 for adults, $11 for students, military adults, $10 for youths and includes fair admission. There’ll be live bands, entertainment, motorcycle and seniors; children 5-10 are $9. Xtreme Truck Racing is Thursday, admission for jumpers and race cars on display. adults is $12 and youths $8; CPRA Rodeo/KatieElitch Gardens Amusement Park in Denver is Armiger Concert July 27, adults $12 and youths Olympic Opening Celebration is downtown July open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 9 $8; and demolition derby July 28, adults $15, 27 at 4 p.m., with family-friendly entertainment, p.m. Friday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. youths $10. Go to including music, Olympians and Paralympians Saturday. The water park is open 10 a.m. to for more information. from past Olympic Games, a BMX team, slides 6 p.m. when the amusement park is open, but and climbing walls, torch lighting and a huge may close during inclement weather. For Lakeside Amusement Park, in the Denver video screen, all in front of the U.S. Olympic information call 303-595-4386. Daily tickets suburb of Lakeside, is open at 1 p.m. daily. Committee building at the corner of Colorado at the gate are $29.99 for those under Kiddies Playland rides close at 10 p.m., the park Avenue and Tejon Street. The event is free. 48 inches; adults are $43.99. Buy three closes by 11 p.m. Admission is $2.50 per person, discounted tickets at Information, Tickets and parking is free, unlimited ride tickets are $14 Florissant Fossil Beds observes Hornbek Registration for $28 each and get one free. on weekdays and $22 Saturday-Sunday. The Homestead Day July 28 with an open house at old-fashioned park is at Interstate 70 and the 1880s homestead on the grounds. Active-dutyWater World, in the Hyland Hills area of Denver, Sheridan Boulevard; call 303-477-1621 to see military and Families can get a free pass at the is open for the summer 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. if the park is open during inclement weather visitor center at the fossil beds entrance.
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