Vol. 70 No. 33 Aug. 17, 2012 Word of the month: ConfidencePueblo leaders pledge commitment to Soldiers Story and photos by Samantha B. Koss Special to the Mountaineer Pueblo and Fort Carson leaderssigned a covenant in Pueblo Tuesdaypromising to build partnerships thatsupport the strength, resilience andreadiness of Soldiers and theirFamilies. “This is another extraordinary dayfor our military community as westrengthen the already strong bondsbetween Fort Carson and the city ofPueblo with the signing of thiscovenant,” said Maj. Gen. JosephAnderson, commanding general, 4thInfantry Division and Fort Carson. The purpose of the covenant is tohighlight and recognize the numerousties Fort Carson has with the Pueblocommunity and to promote continuedefforts to build strong relationshipswith local communities. The Secretary of the Army createdthe Army Community Covenant in2008 to formalize support from localcommunities across America. Fort Carson leaders Medal of Honor recipients (four) than anywhere else Signers of the Pueblo Community Covenant commit tosigned an Army Community Covenant in 2009 with in the nation,” said covenant signer Rod Slyhoff, build partnerships that support the strength, resilienceFountain and Colorado Springs. They also signed a president and CEO of the Greater Pueblo Chamber and readiness of Soldiers and their Families. Signing thecovenant with Pueblo West in 2011 and one with of Commerce. “It is natural for us to put our support covenant are, from left, Rod Slyhoff, president and CEOColorado Springs again in May. in writing and to sign this covenant of the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce; Col. David “These covenants are designed to develop and even though it has been in our Grosso, Fort Crason garrison commander; Chrisbuild and strengthen effective partnerships hearts forever.” Kaufman, president of the Pueblo City Council; Maj. Gen.in order to improve the quality This signing will bring aware- Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 4th Infantryof life for our Soldiers ness to all of the organizations, Division and Fort Carson; John B. Cordova, Puebloand their Families,” programs and events in Pueblo County Commissioner; and William J. Hybl, civilian aideAnderson said. supporting Fort Carson Soldiers emeritus to the Secretary of the Army. Not pictured is The Secretary of the and Families. Sandy Gutierrez, president and CEO of the Pueblo LatinoArmy assigns a civilian Soldiers participate in Chamber of Commerce; and Robert M. Rawlings,aide to represent the Army Pueblo events each year, such publisher and editor of The Pueblo Chieftain.and to promote community as the Veterans Day parade bypartnerships in every state. providing marching elements Fort Carson, and the support we get from theseColorado’s representative is and military vehicles. This communities is second to none.”William J. Hybl, who grew year, the Pueblo Veterans Upcoming Pueblo events honoring Soldiers’up in Pueblo. Day parade will specifically service to the county include the state fair parade, “Pueblo has always made honor veterans who have Aug. 25, and the first-ever Soldier appreciationa difference to the military and served in Operation night at the Colorado State University — Pueblohonors those who have made Iraqi Freedom. football home game Aug. 30.the greatest sacrifices for our “We thank you for “I have not seen in all my years of servicecountry,” Hybl said. all the programs and anything as outstanding as the relationships and About 20,000 veterans reside things you do to sup- support that we have here,” Anderson said. “Wein Pueblo, and this covenant signing port our Soldiers,” appreciate everyone’s continued support.”renewed the strong bonds the city, Anderson said. “The Fort Carson leaders are scheduled to sign anknown as the “Home of Heroes,” has well-being of our Army Community Covenant with the cities ofwith the military community. Soldiers and Families Westcliffe and Silver Cliff Sept. 18 and hope to sign “We have more Pueblo native remains a top priority for all of us at a covenant with Denver next year. Message board INSIDE Mayoral elections Post housing residents can cast their votes Wednesday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Army Community Service, The Exchange, commissary, the hospital and Joel Hefley Community Center. Voting can also be done at the Special Events Center Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Page 13 Pages 8-9 Pages 22-23
2 MOUNTAINEER — Aug. 17, 2012 MOUNTAINEER Arrivederci ColoradoCommanding General:Garrison Commander: Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson Col. David L. Grosso Developmental assignments: learning opportunities for Army civiliansFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: Dee McNuttChief, Print and Web Communications: Rick Emert Commentary by Anna Ciccotti learn new skills, new ways of dealing with and using change,Editor: Devin Fisher Special to the Mountaineer I believe I arrived here with the right frame of mind thatStaff writer: Andrea Sutherland sharing my experience may help future DAP participantsHappenings: Nel Lampe More and more Department of the Army civilians benefit the most from this extraordinary opportunity and are applying each year for the Developmental Assignment eventually grow as better leaders and more rounded people.Sports writer: Walt Johnson Program. 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Aug. 17, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 3McDonough takescommand of 71st EOD Story and photo by Andrea Sutherland in four battalions stationed at nine different installations. In addition to Mountaineer staff military duties, the Soldiers from the group provide support to local, The colors of the 71st Ordnance state and federal governmentsGroup (Explosive Ordnance throughout the western region withDisposal) changed hands Aug. 9 at training and ordnance disposal.Founders Field as Col. Leo E. Bradley In his opening remarks asrelinquished command of the unit to commander, McDonough echoedCol. William R. McDonough. those of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs “This ceremony allows me to of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey.recognize the accomplishments of “I am well aware of the great giftone Soldier and express confidence in that has been given to me today,” heanother,” said Brig. Gen. Leslie C. said. “To say I’m excited to getSmith, commanding general, 20th started would be an understatement.”Support Command and reviewing Recently the chief of the Armyofficial for the ceremony. Munitions Management Division at Smith spoke about Bradley’s the Pentagon, McDonough said he wasmany accomplishments, including the looking forward to taking commandmultiple deployments companies in of the 71st EOD and returning to Forthis command completed. Carson where he had served as the “This team has risen to meet commander for the 2nd Brigadeevery challenge,” he said. “This is the Support Battalion, 2nd Brigadetip of the spear of the … fight.” Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Smith expressed confidence that A combat-tested off icer,McDonough would continue the McDonough completed tours in“legacy of success.” operations Desert Storm, Enduring As commander of the 71st Group Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He(EOD), McDonough oversees roughly Col. William R. McDonough, center, holds the 71st Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance See EOD on Page 41,300 Soldiers serving in 23 companies Disposal) colors during a change of command ceremony Aug. 9 at Founders Field at Fort Carson.
4 MOUNTAINEER — Aug. 17, 2012 EOD“The tremendous from Page 3 move to Washington, D.C. for another position with the Army. in the U.S., he said. The group provided 48,000 man hours of support. success of the completed numerous Army courses “Leo, your leadership set condi- tions for the numerous successes Bradley said 13 of the group’s companies deployed along with each group … is not including the Scout Platoon Leader’s Course, Explosive Ordnance Disposal achieved by the group over the past two years, most notably the contributions battalion headquarters. While deployed, Soldiers completed 14,000 EOD due to anything Course and the Joint Nuclear Explosive Ordnance Course. He also outlined by (Joint Task Force Paladin) in Afghanistan,” he said. incidents, most surrounding IEDs. Soldiers also trained 17,000 service- that I’ve done. It’s attended the Combined Arms Services Bradley took command of the members in counter-IED awareness. Staff School, the U.S. Army Command 71st EOD July 13, 2010. Under his “The tremendous success of the due entirely to the and General Staff College and the command, several EOD companies group … is not due to anything that I’ve U.S. Army War College. Throughout deployed in support of Operation done,” Bradley said. “It’s due entirely skills, motivation, his time in the Army, McDonough Enduring Freedom. to the skills, motivation, hard work and hard work and earned numerous medals and awards, including the Bronze Star Medal, “For the past two years it’s been my honor and privilege to serve as the determination of the Soldiers.” In his closing statements to the determination of Combat Action Badge, Ranger Tab, Air Assault Badge and Explosive commander,” he said. Bradley touted the numerous audience, Bradley expressed confidence in McDonough. the Soldiers.” Ordnance Disposal Badge. In his first address as commander, achievements of Soldiers under his command. “I leave you with a battle-hardened group of Soldiers,” he said. “I know — Col. Leo E. Bradley McDonough wished Bradley luck as In the past two years, the group you will help write the next chapter in the former commander prepares to performed more than 600 EOD missions the 71st Group’s long history.”Ar rivederci sky as I was climbing, actually driving, up Pikes more so if your dreams happen to go against thefrom Page 2 Peak or through Independence Pass last week. The status quo and you want to live your life the way cosmic beauty of the scenery was soul-shaking you want and not the way others want you to.period, or coming to the States as in my case, and those memories will stay with me forever. I am aware that there are flaws in the system.participants have the fantastic opportunity to The American in me Drawn-out wars, economic struggles, exploding debtbroaden their cultural horizons and explore I do not have an American bone in me but I do and health care liabilities might have faded thethe local heritage. suspect that my DNA has undergone some strange appeal of the American dream, and even suggested It is not a coincidence that one of my favorite star-striped mutation that makes me at home right the beginning of a decline. But in fact, this nationquotes which I feel beautifully expresses my in the United States, the country that, in fact, I can count on its values, its people and their provenapproach to life happens to be said by a great consider my second home. I never got homesick resilience to keep strong and carry on. The veryAmerican named Mark Twain: nor went through stages of adjustment and cultural same resilience that I found makes the Army “Twenty years from now you will be more shock, though I am afraid I may experience thrive and grow in the face of challenges.disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than reverse cultural shock going back to Italy. I return home and to work next week with aby the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Since my first trip in the early ’90s, I loved sense of elated accomplishment. I am proud toSail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade the spirit of opportunity, freedom and choice be part of an organization that is committedwinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” I found here in America, along with a mature to create value for its employees, that invests For many years my family and I made the spirit of respect and appreciation of diversity. on its human capital and contributes to betterconscious decision to spend summer vacations Who I am and where I come from are not working environments, better organizations and,on long road-trips in the United States, important to you. What matters is what I have ultimately, to a better world.coming all the way from Italy, or Bella Italia, as done to be here and what I do while I am here.my American friends would say. Each visit has Your American “you-can-do-it” mentality fits mebeen a happy discovery and renewed the desire perfectly. It may be a given if you happen to be For more information on the program contactto come back soon. born in the U.S. However, it remains a challenge Michele Magrini, Fort Carson Workforce This year, the majestic splendor of the Colorado for many people coming from other nations or Development Program manager, atmountains has been a revelation. I have never been cultures where hard work, sacrifice and commitment email@example.com attached to the earth yet been so close to the may not be enough to follow one’s dreams. Even
6 MOUNTAINEER — Aug. 17, 2012Miscellaneous Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationGerman Armed Forces Military Proficiency Badge Dining facility Friday Saturday-Monday Tuesday-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: 5-6:30 p.m. 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 award is authorized to Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed be worn on the Class-A or Army Service Uniform. LaRochelle Closed Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Soldiers should submit packets through their chain 10th SFG(A) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. of command to Sgt. Michael Phillips at 526-5282 or Dinner: Closed email firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Chief Warrant Officer David Douglas, at 720-250- • Base operations contracting officer ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the 1221 or email email@example.com. representative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 first and third Wednesday of each month. BriefingFinance travel processing — All inbound and or email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier Readiness outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it on snow removal, grounds maintenance and Building, building 1042, room 244, on a first-come, Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family contractor response to service orders. first-served basis. Soldiers must be within 120 days member travel, travel advance pay and travel pay • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at of their expiration term of service, but must attend inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. 524-0786 or email email@example.com to the briefing no later than 30 days prior to their ETS Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information. request latrines, for service or to report damaged or start of transition leave. Call 526-2240/8458.First Sergeants’ Barracks Program — is located in or overturned latrines. Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays in building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours of Legal services — provided at the Soldier Readiness building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m. operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Processing site are for Soldiers undergoing the Soldiers must be specialist-staff sergeant from any office assists Soldiers with room assignments and SRP process. The SRP Legal Office will only military occupational specialty, have a general terminations. For more information call 526-9707. provide powers of attorney or notary services to technical score of at least 107, be a U.S. citizen, scoreSergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson Soldiers processing through the SRP. Retirees, 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test, and Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third Family members and Soldiers not in the SRP pass a Special Forces physical. Call 524-1461 or Tuesday of each month at the Family Connection process can receive legal assistance and powers visit the website at http://www.bragg.army.mil/sorb. Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC of attorney at the main legal office located at is open to all active members and those interested 1633 Mekong St., building 6222, next to the Hours of Operation in becoming future SAMC members. The club was Family Readiness Center. Legal assistance prepares originally a U.S. Forces Command organization of powers of attorney and performs notary services Central Issue Facility elite noncommissioned officers but is now an on a walk-in basis from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from Armywide program for those who meet the criteria Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 7:30-10:30 a.m. and have proven themselves to be outstanding 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. • Initial and partial issues — Monday- NCOs through a board/leadership process. Contact Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. the SAMC president, Staff Sgt. Thomas Witt, at Briefings • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- 526-5661 for more information. Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.Recycle incentive program — The Directorate of 75th Ranger Regiment briefings — are held • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — Public Works has an incentive program to prevent Tuesdays in building 1430, room 150, from noon Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. recyclable waste from going to the landfill. to 1 p.m. Soldiers must be private-sergeant first • Full turn ins — by appointment only; call Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards class with a minimum General Technical Score of 526-3321. for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Carson 105; be a U.S. citizen; score 240 or higher in the • Unit issues and turn ins — Call 526- Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for Army Physical Fitness Test; and pass a Ranger 5512/6477 for approval. the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every physical. Call 524-2691 or visit http://www. Education Center hours of operation — The participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call goarmy.com/ ranger.html for more information. Mountain Post Training and Education Center, 526-5898 for more information about the program. Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows:Directorate of Public Works services — DPW is — is held Tuesday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 • Counselor Support Center — Monday- responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort p.m. in building 1187 on Minnick Avenue, behind Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11 Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance post car wash. Class is limited to 50 people on a a.m. to 4:30 p.m. of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and first-come, first-served basis. Contact Jean • Army Learning Center — Monday- cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone Graves at 526-5613/ 5614 or jean.graves@us. Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. numbers and points of contact for services: army.mil for more information. • Defense Activity for Nontraditional • Facility repair/service orders — Fort Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency Education Support and Army Personnel Testing — Carson Support Services service order desk can be Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergencies building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to building or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA 217 and is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. processes to include turning in excess property, Medical Activity Correspondence Department office • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric reutilizing government property, web-based tools hours — The Correspondence (Release of Infor- Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. available, special handling of property and mation) Office in the Patient Administration Division firstname.lastname@example.org when needing trash containers, trash environmental needs. To schedule an orientation, hours are Monday-Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m. is overflowing or emergency service is required. contact Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo.borrerorivera to 4:30 p.m. and closed Thursday and federal • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan @dla.mil for receiving/ turn in; Mike Welsh at holidays. Call 526-7322 or 526-7284 for details. Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ email@example.com for reutilization/web tools; or Claims Office hours — are Monday-Friday from 9 mail.mil for service needs or to report complaints. Rufus Guillory at firstname.lastname@example.org. a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. on the first floor of • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to noon building 6222, 1633 Mekong Street. Shipment Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey. the second and third Wednesday of each month at under Full Replacement Value claimants must email@example.com. the Joel Hefley Community Center conference room, submit Department of Defense Form 1840R to the • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — 6800 Prussman Ave. The Retirement Services Office carrier within 75 days. Shipment under Defense Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email recommends spouses accompany Soldiers to the Personal Property Program claimants must log into firstname.lastname@example.org. briefing. Call 526-2840 for more information. the Defense Personal Property System at http:// • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays www.move.mil and report all the items online Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays for within 75 days. Claims must be submitted within @mail.mil. Use this number to obtain self-help personnel being reassigned stateside. The briefings nine months directly with carriers to receive full tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. are held in building 1129, Freedom Performing Arts replacement value for missing and destroyed Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and briefings start at 7:30 items. All other claims should be submitted to Fort a.m. Soldiers are required to bring Department Carson Claims Office within two years of the date BOSS meetings are held the of the Army Form 5118, signed by their unit of delivery or date of incident. Call the Fort Carson first and third Thursday personnel section, and a pen to complete forms. Claims Office at 526-1355 for more information. of each month from 2-3:30 p.m. at The Foxhole. Call 526-4730/4583 for more information. The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — Contact Cpl. Rachael Robertson at Army ROTC Green to Gold briefings — are held is able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at 524-2677 or visit the BOSS office in room 106 of The the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon building 1430, room 233. During duty hours, Hub for more information. Text “follow CarsonBOSS” at the education center, building 1117, room 120. Soldiers should call 526-4563. The 24-hour to 40404 to receive updates and event information. Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs phone number for after hours, holidays and Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. weekends is 526-0051. Know your rights.
Aug. 17, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 7Zero tolerance in Army for bullying, hazing By David Vergun Robichaux said hazing often proficient on that submarine.” Both bullying and hazing can result Army News Service occurs in “elite” military units, and that The best way to curtail hazing is in psychological stress, depression and much of it is psychological and directed for unit leaders to get involved and not in some cases, “could result in a longer WASHINGTON — All service- at newcomers. He explained that hazing turn a blind eye to this behavior, term response that would fit the diag-members have a personal responsibility is often rationalized as necessary for one Robichaux said. nostic requirements of post-traumaticto intervene in and stop any occurrences to become “hardened” or “inoculated” Bullying stress disorder,” Robichaux said.of hazing or bullying, according to for the rigors of combat. He said there While hazing often happens in elite Bullies or victims of bullies areChairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is a gray area between what is considered military units as a form of initiation, often attracted to the military forGen. Martin E. Dempsey. effective training and what may cross bullying can occur in any unit and even positive reasons. “(This behavior) undermines our the line into hazing-related bullying. within Soldier Families. “They often have experiencedvalues, tarnishes our profession and Robichaux said he became aware “Bullies were often once bullied abuse and neglect as children,”erodes the trust that bonds us,” firsthand of ritualized hazing during his themselves as children and some are Robichaux said. “The negative behaviorDempsey said. college fraternity days. He experienced it not even aware that they are bullying,” of their parents may have been A letter signed by Secretary of the again in 1967, while going through Robichaux said. “The abusive behavior unpredictable. Perhaps they cameArmy John M. McHugh, Chief of Staff qualifications on a Navy submarine. can be physical, but more often is home late after a night of drinking andof the Army Gen. Ray Odierno and There, he said, there was no gray area. psychological, talking down to someone, meted out punishment in unexpectedSgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. “I knew it was definitely hazing, and treating them as inferior or inadequate, or inappropriate ways.”Chandler III, underscores the chair- that it was time-limited, and completely constantly criticizing and controlling The military often can provide theman’s position. tied to the time that it took to become their behavior.” predictability such individuals did not “The very foundation of what we have when they were younger.do depends on trust, and trust depends “The military structure seen inon the treatment of all Soldiers with basic training and (advanced individualdignity and respect by fellow Soldiersand leaders,” the letter reads. “Without “Bullies were often once bullied themselves as training) is appealing because of the predictability and routine, which forthis, our profession is placed in jeopardy,our readiness suffers and our mission children and some are not even aware that the Soldier coming from a chaotic background, equates to safety; you’resuccess is at risk.” The Army’s senior leadership said they are bullying. 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Jason Nichols, Battery A, 3rd Office, 4th Infantry Division Eighteen Soldiers came out to support the 176 Headquarters Troop, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, “They get so much enjoyment from the stuff Bn., 16th FA Reg. children, all of whom have a Family member who 2nd BCT. “They’ve given so much to us by holding we work with every day.” Donations made by a national food NEAR DECKERS — Soldiers from 3rd has been injured or killed in combat, or is currently down the fort at home.” “It’s good when you can get out here chain allowed the children to take part in Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd deployed or will deploy. The children, ranging from age 6-17, stayed at and play with them and they can see the weeklong event, which would have cost Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, “This is a chance for us to say ‘thank you’ to the camp for a week. Soldiers in a different way; they get to $550 per child. “We try to build on their life skills, such as friendships, confidence and self improvement, which are things they can take with them from here back to the real world,” said Patrick Soldan, program director for YMCA Camp Shady Brook. “It’s a unique experience for them to come to camp, but more importantly to be a kid with other kids who are going through the same things so they have that sense of community.” The military appreciation day’s events started with a color guard presentation and guest speaker, Master Sgt. Jose Colon-Rivera, 4th Inf. Div. equal opportunity adviser, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 4th Inf. 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Aug. 17, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 13 Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, led by Lt. Col. Keith Jarolimek, left, battalion commander, march and call cadence in the Colorado Yellow Ribbon Parade in downtown Denver, Saturday.Denver communitywelcomes home troops Story and photos by Sgt. April York Reg., from 2001 to 2004 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public as a platoon Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division sergeant for Battery C and DENVER — Cries of “thank you” deployed toand “welcome home” filled the streets Iraq in supportof downtown Denver Saturday as 160 of OperationSoldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 16th Iraqi FreedomField Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade 01 where heCombat Team, 4th Infantry Division, lost a Soldier.marched and called cadence in the Seeing theColorado Yellow Ribbon Parade. community get Fort Carson The 4th Infantry Division and involved to support the Soldiers was woundedFort Carson Mounted Color Guard uplifting for the participants. warriors ridefollowed by Fort Carson wounded “As military servicemembers in an 1878warriors led the parade. sometimes we don’t see the appreciation Army escort “The parade was about welcoming from the civilians and parades like this wagon ashome the troops, letting the community really make us realize that they really participantsknow we were there and that we are do appreciate everything we do,” said of theback, and to say thank you,” said Spc. Sgt. Noe Tapia, Battery B, 3rd Bn., ColoradoAshley Barraza, Forward Support 16th FA Reg. “It felt kind of nice to YellowCompany G, 3rd Bn., 16th FA Reg. actually have civilians supporting us on Ribbon Representatives from the Army, Navy, coming back home and doing the mission Parade,Air Force and Marines, along with veterans we did in Afghanistan.” Saturday.and community organizations, marched The Soldiers of 3rd Bn., 16th FAin the parade in support of the troops. Reg., recently returned home from a “This is just awesome,” said deployment to Afghanistan in supportKatherine Mullin, a retired special of Operation Enduring Freedom 11-12.education teacher for Littleton Public Deployments can be long hours andSchools. “I think everyone has feelings high stress, which makes this welcomefor our military, but maybe they don’t home parade all the more meaningful. Communityknow how to show it and this is just a “It was great to hear people cheering members linegreat venue for it.” for our Soldiers before they even the streets of Soldiers from private to command announced our name,” Perez said. “It downtownsergeant major took pride in the event. was really touching.” Denver to show “To me, it’s more emotional,” said Community members and veterans support andCommand Sgt. Maj. Benito Perez Jr., 3rd waved signs and cheered as the parade welcome troopsBn., 16th FA Reg. “It felt good seeing my participants passed by them. during theSoldiers march in the parade — it means Evelyn Poulo, a retired database Colorado Yellowmore to me than they may know.” administrator, had a message for the men Ribbon Parade, Perez served with 3rd Bn., 16th FA and women who serve: “We love you for it.” Saturday.
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Installation Mayoral Program, the Directorate represent clients in divorce proceedings in court, email@example.com for more information. of Public Works Housing Liaison Office and the however, a referral list of private attorneys isSchool lunch and breakfast program — School Balfour Beatty Family Housing Office. Call the available. Call 526-5572/5573 for details. District 8 is accepting applications for the Mayoral Program at 526-8303 or Army Community Take Off Pounds Sensibly — meets in the Grant national School Lunch and School Breakfast Service at 526-4590 for more information. Library conference room Thursdays. Weigh-in programs. Application forms are being provided Seeking speakers — The Fort Carson Public Affairs is from 5-5:45 p.m. and the meeting is from to all homes with a letter to parents. Additional Office is seeking Soldiers, Family members and 6-7 p.m. Annual membership fee is $26 and copies are available in each school. The civilians from Fort Carson to speak about their includes the TOPS magazine. Monthly dues information provided on the application is work, training and varied experiences to public are $5. Call Norma Rook at 719-531-7748 or confidential and will be used only for the organizations throughout the Pikes Peak region. TOPS at 800-932-8677 for more information. purpose of determining eligibility and verifying Speakers must be well-qualified professionals No-show policy — A “Commander’s Appointment data. Applications may be submitted any time who know how to capture and maintain an Policy” affects all TRICARE beneficiaries who during the school year. Contact Dawn Muniz audience’s attention for 20-30 minutes. Speakers receive health care services on Fort Carson and at 719-382-1334 or email DMuniz@FFC8.org should be comfortable speaking to businesses, at the Premier Army Health Clinic. Multiple for more information. professional organizations, community leaders, no-shows could result in the stopping of medicalAmbulance service — Fort Carson officials urge civic groups and schools. Contact the Public services; Soldiers requiring unit escorts to future community members to contact emergency Affairs Office at 526-5996. appointments; patients may have to sign a statement personnel by calling 911 instead of driving Al-Anon meetings — Al-Anon is a 12-step program acknowledging they understand the ramifications personal vehicles to the emergency room. for families and friends of alcoholics (admitted or of multiple no-shows; a letter may be sent to the In the event of a life- or limb-threatening not). Meetings take place in the conference room Soldier’s unit when he or his Family member has emergency, skilled paramedics and ambulance of The Colorado Inn at 6 p.m. every Monday. multiple no-shows or cancellations; retirees with crew will be able to administer critical care Attendance is free and anyone can attend these multiple missed appointments, “left without being and aid. Contact the Emergency Department open, anonymous meetings. Contact Al-Anon seen,” or cancellations may have their locations at 526-7111 for more information. Service Center at 719-632-0063 for information. of care changed. To cancel appointments duringNew prescription policy — All handwritten Nutrition counseling and classes — The Evans weekdays, beneficiaries can call the TRICARE prescriptions from a TRICARE network provider Army Community Hospital Nutrition Care appointment line 719-457-2273 or 866-422-7391 will be filled at the Soldier and Family Care Division offers nutrition counseling on a healthy weekdays from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Appointments Center located adjacent to and east of Evans Army diet, weight loss or gain, high cholesterol, made through TRICARE online can be canceled Community Hospital. When calling in for refills hypertension, diabetes, sports nutrition and other at http://www.tricareonline.com. on those prescriptions, beneficiaries will continue nutrition-related diseases or illnesses. Nutrition Pregnancy and Parenting Portal — A new portal to use the SFCC. A dedicated refill window in classes include heart-healthy/lipid, weight loss, from TriWest Healthcare Alliance connects this facility will reduce wait time. The SFCC pregnancy nutrition, commissary tour/healthy military Families to helpful information for various pharmacy is open Monday through Friday from shopping and sports nutrition. To schedule an stages of pregnancy, as well as for adoption. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The pharmacy is located on the appointment, call the TRICARE appointment Different from other pregnancy sites, the TriWest first floor near the east entrance of the facility; line at 719-457-2273. To register for a class, portal offers information on TRICARE coverage park in the “G” lot, east of the building. Call 719- call the Nutrition Care Division at 526-7290. and locating a nearby military clinic. Access 503-7067 or 719-503-7068 for more information. Legal Assistance Office — services, open to Soldiers, the site at http://www.triwest.com/pregnancy.Warrior Family Medicine becomes Iron Horse — Family members and retirees, include preparation Highway improvements — The Colorado Effective immediately, the name of Warrior Family of wills, powers of attorney, name changes and Department of Transportation broke ground on Medicine Clinic has changed to Iron Horse stepchild adoptions. The office also offers counseling the second of three phases of safety and capacity Family Medicine Clinic. The clinic is still located and provides advice for individuals dealing with improvements along State Highway 115 between on the second floor of Evans Army Community landlord/tenant, military administrative, tax, family Gates 1 and 6. The current phase will provide four Hospital. Hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. law and consumer issues, as well as counsel and through traffic lanes from the edge of the recently to 4 p.m. Call 526-9277 for more information. representation of Soldiers going through medical completed improvements near Gate 5 to the Rock2-1-1 data expands to two counties — The and physical evaluation boards. The office is Creek bridge, located just south of Gate 6. It will Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments open from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4 p.m., also provide major safety improvements at the has partnered with Pikes Peak United Way Monday-Friday. Schedule appointments by calling intersection of State Highway 115 and Wilderness to include 2-1-1 data for El Paso and the last duty day of the week, at 9 a.m. Sign-ups Road, just outside of Gate 6. The project has a Teller counties in the Network of Care for for walk-in appointments are available Monday fixed completion date of Dec. 30. Contact servicemembers, veterans and their Families. and Thursday beginning at 11:30 a.m. The Legal Directorate of Public Works Traffic Planning and The service directory component of the Assistance Office offers a divorce and separation Operations at 526-9267 for more information.
Aug. 17, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 17Army observes antiterrorism awareness month By Spc. Nathan Thome when they see them, and learn to 4th Infantry Division Public change up their patterns to be less of Affairs Office a target,” said Master Sgt. Donald Websites Nelson, military police, Company A, For more information on iWATCH and Anti-terrorism, go to: To encourage Armywide Headquarters and Headquartersawareness and protect its communities Battalion, 4th Infantry Division. www.myarmyonesource.comfrom terrorist acts, the Army During the month, Army From there, go to Family Programs and Services, and then todesignated August as antiterrorism leadership provides Soldiers and iWATCH to view Army public service announcements or readawareness month. Families the information they need senior leader messages about terrorism prevention. The goal of antiterrorism month is to be vigilant to prevent acts ofto bring everyone’s attention to the terrorism and protect the Fort Carson Families and children, 14 years and older, can also takeArmy’s dedicated plan for instilling community, Nelson said. anti-terrorism training through Army Knowledge Online:heightened awareness and vigilance, A key emphasis of AT awareness is https://www.us.army.milpreventing acts of terrorism and iWATCH Army, an Armywide terroristprotecting people, installations and stand- watch program that encourages andalone facilities, units and information. empowers the Army community to “We want people to have enhanced identify and report indicators of better understanding of what to be One Training,” said Mitchell.awareness, know how to report things suspicious behavior potentially associated on the lookout for.” “(Antiterrorism awareness) is also with terrorist activity. “Numerous products created to incorporated into training, such as The Army iWATCH establish an initial effort to teach urban warfare and offensive and“Part of AT training is motto, “If you see some- thing, say something,” antiterrorism (to Families) in the Army include brochures, websites, defensive operations.” Terrorist activity is a persistent increases the abilities public service announcements and threat, but with proper training determining what of law enforcement to newsletters,” said Sgt. Maj. Willie and vigilance, Soldiers, Families, and detect and prevent Mitchell, force protection sergeant civilians can do their part to prevent suspicious scenarios would potential terrorist attacks “If Soldiers or Family major, 4th Inf. Div. Antiterrorism information and potential terrorist acts. “I would like to tell Soldiers and be, to provide a better members see something suspicious or threatening to training disseminates through the ranks by unit leadership, ensuring Families to continue being vigilant and be part of the solution, not the understanding of what to them, they are encouraged to report it, so law enforce- each Soldier receives the proper training and information they need to problem,” Mitchell said. “Tell them to comply with the Army regulations on ment officials can take care understand the importance of being how to conduct and carry themselves, be on the lookout for.” of it,” said Nelson. “Part of aware of their surroundings. and not to take it as punishment, AT training is determining “Soldiers receive antiterrorism but as a way to protect themselves — Master Sgt. Donald Nelson what suspicious scenarios training when they first join the and loved ones from someone who would be, to provide a Army through Antiterrorism Level is trying to hurt them.” BOBBY BROWN BAIL BONDS INC. AS SEEN ON DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER OT PICK THE BOND WHY NTHE PROOF YOU NEED YOUSMAN KNOW N BY MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD PICKED THE BEST NO FASTER WAY OUT OF JAIL! AGENTS AVAILBLE 24/7 21 YEARS OF SERVICE CREDIT NO PROBLEM ASK ABOUT NO COLLATERAL, NO CO-SIGNER BONDS MILITARY DISCOUNTS BOBBY BROWN BAIL RECOVERY SCHOOL $30 App li Fee Waiv cation e The Milit d For ary INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE BOBBY BROWN BAIL BONDS INC. 506 S. Nevada Ave. 715 South Academy Blvd. 1850 East Woodmen Rd. 412 Eagleridge Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80910 Colorado Springs, CO 80920 Pueblo, CO 81008 719-597-2311 719-277-0407 719-584-3028 Visit Us @ BobbyBrown.com Find The Little YELLOW HOUSE, Find Your FREEDOM!
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Aug. 17, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 19A Look at the Medical Evaluation Board Commentary by Christy B. Neyman Here is a brief overview of the MEB process: medical diagnosis prevents the Soldier from performing his duties. get out due to the medical condition. The Soldier’s goal can significantly Medical Evaluation Board The MEB process starts when the Along with the medical appoint- impact the process, and the Soldier’s Soldiers’ Counsel Soldier receives a permanent level three ments, tests, and examinations, the MEB office is here to assist from the profile for one or multiple conditions process also includes information from beginning. Fort Carson has a team of Soldiers recently referred to and the doctor makes the referral. the Soldier’s unit. The commander’s attorneys and paralegals available tothe Medical Evaluation Board are The Soldier is assigned a physical statement is a form used in the MEB provide confidential informationoften-times, along with Family evaluation board liaison officer who process for the commander to describe to the Soldier. We are here for themembers, overwhelmed and concerned assists the Soldier in navigating the the Soldier’s ability, or inability, to Soldier, not the command, the doctorsabout the process ahead. process and serving as a valuable perform within his military occupational or the decision makers on the Medical The servicemember may question resource to answer questions and help specialty, and describe the Soldier’s Evaluation Board. An early consultationif his physical or behavioral health the Soldier along the way. skill level, despite the medical with attorneys and paralegals can andcondition will be addressed thoroughly, From the time of referral, the condition. The commander’s statement will assist the Soldier in reaching hisand whether fair and adequate Soldier will attend numerous can be influential in determining goals. Soldiers should to comecompensation will be given if he is appointments with Army and Veterans whether the Soldier is fit or unfit MEB Soldiers’ Counsel as early asfound unfit for duty. The Soldier Affairs doctors for examination and for duty, and it should not be taken possible to maximize the opportunitiesmay be unsure about leaving the any necessary testing. Army, lightly by the Soldier or command. available within the MEB process.military and finding other employment, specifically MEB, doctors will When the process begins, most The office is located at 1980 Ellis St.,or if he can remain in the military examine the Soldier to determine if Soldiers are not sure whether or not building 1162. To schedule andespite the medical condition. he meets retention standards, or if the they desire to remain in the military or appointment call 526-9854/6537. We have your HUGE LABOR DAY SALE community August 31st thru September 3rd HUGE GAME CONSOLE SALE covered ONLY! CONSOLE GIVEAWAYS Friday, Aug. 31st Saturday, Sept. 1st Must be 18 years of age, pick up your free ticket the day of the drawing. Drawing promptly at 9:00 p.m. each night The Fort Carson Community www.entertainmart.com The Legal & Financial Community The Peterson Air Force Base and The NORAD Community The Schriever Air Force Base Community The Business Community Call 634-5905 to subscribe or for Become a fan of the Colorado Springs Business Journal targeted advertising opportunities on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CSBizJournal Get breaking news and headlines throughout the day, learn about upcoming events, special offers and more!
20 MOUNTAINEER — Aug. 17, 2012 Vi c t i m s from Page 15 for the program,” said Michelle Eller, victim advocate, ACS. “Also, if the spouse was an active participant in the case of child abuse, they would also not be eligible. If the spouse has any prior history of child abuse on record, they can’t apply.” When Soldiers do get a medical board, victim advocates will assist the victim in other ways. “If the Soldier isn’t chaptered or court-martialed, we will advocate through their chain of command to get the (Family member) their (Basic Allowance Sgt. 1st Class Courtney Williams, 59th Military for Housing) and other benefits Police Company, 759th MP Battalion, lends a they are entitled to,” said Goss. helping hand to fourth-grade teacher Katrina The victim advocates McLane Aug. 9, the first day of school. Williams stressed the necessity of and other MPs volunteered to assist students keeping a proper perspective and teachers at Mountainside Elementary School on the program. on the first day of classes. The unit “adopted” the “It’s a long application school through the Adopt-a-School program. process, it’s not something to rely upon; cases get rejected all the time, charges sometimes get dropped,” said Goss. “TheMPs welcome students program is available, but on very limited and specific circumstances.” As for the success of theback to Mountainside program, it’s hard to measure. “It’s hard to say if there’s been any increase in reporting due to the program, as the Story and photo by Andrea Sutherland the military and foster a partnership between Fort Carson Army has made such a Mountaineer staff and the Pikes Peak community. strong push in many different “It’s been an absolutely great partnership,” said programs combating domestic There’s typically a lot of excitement surrounding the Lynn Zupans, principal, Mountainside Elementary School. violence and child abuse,” saidfirst day of school. For young students, it’s a change “We have such great support (from the MPs).” Graupmann. “The militaryfrom the summer routine and a guaranteed reunion with “The school has a lot of kids with parents deployed,” culture as a whole has shiftedfriends. For teachers, it’s a fresh start. Heberer said. “Just having this presence is so important. toward being more supportive But as students filed into Mountainside Elementary They look up to Soldiers so much.” of child abuse victims. I willSchool for the first day of classes Aug. 9, it was difficult to Throughout the school year, the unit will assist in say that I have definitelytell who was more excited — the students and teachers, classrooms, host events and participate in other school seen an increase in reportingor Capt. Alex Raggio who handed out one high-five after functions. This year, command officials will present in my six years here.”another to students walking through the doors. quarterly awards to students. While the program’s “This is way better than (physical training),” said “We’re calling it the ‘Sentinel Award,’” Heberer said. “It’s to effectiveness in reportingRaggio, company commander, 984th Military Police highlight and reinforce good behavior — all the things we value. may be hard to determine, it isCompany, 759th MP Battalion. We’re here to be positive influences, role models and mentors.” definitely appreciated by the Raggio joined other military police greeting students, Heberer said that in addition to the battalion supporting the victim advocates.directing traffic and assisting parents at the elementary school. school, each company within the battalion “adopted” a grade. “It’s very rewarding to hear “This is our third year partnering with Mountainside,” Raggio’s company partners with the fourth-graders. our clients feel thankful andsaid Lt. Col. Christopher Heberer, commander, 759th MP “Fourth grade was definitely my favorite year,” he said, empowered, like they have aBn. “We’re looking forward to a great school year.” smiling. “It’s great to develop a relationship with students and new lease on life,” said Eller. The battalion “adopted” Mountainside Elementary School teachers. The teachers really appreciate the involvement. The “It does me good to see thatthrough the Adopt-a-School program, which pairs units Army is such a transient community so being part of this people can change and notwith local schools to increase community understanding of community and developing this relationship is very important.” have to live in fear.” WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/4THID WWW.TWITTER.COM/@4THINFDIV WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/THE4ID WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/THE4ID WWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/THE4ID
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22 MOUNTAINEER — Aug. 17, 2012 Aug. 17, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 23 Lt. Col. Daniel Hibner, left, commander, 4th Engineer Battalion, watches as Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, 62nd Sapper Company, 4th Eng. Bn., prepare for a training mission, Aug. 8.Preparationessential Story and photos by Andrea Sutherland “That’s the hardest thing getting through to I saw my company get better,” he said. “It Mountaineer staff a platoon leader is that if one thing is wrong, instills confidence. … you never want to leave you can’t go out,” said Hibner, listing the wire with a question mark.” As Soldiers milled about the motor pool communications and weapons systems checks For Hibner, preparing for a new mission at Camp Red Devil Aug. 8, the 4th Engineer as well as medevac and maintenance recovery begins as soon as the current mission ends.for Battalion commander paced the gravel lot, picking plans as necessary steps for mission readiness. Prior to departing, platoon leaders brief up stones and chucking them to pass the time. Maj. John McNamara, operations officer, Soldiers on the mission, including routes, “Going in, this being their first (mission), 4th Eng. Bn., agreed. weather, terrain and enemy forces. Soldiers I’d give them a C-minus,” said Lt. Col. Daniel “If you rush preparation, you rush into inspect vehicles, weapons and radios to ensure Hibner. “There’s an Army saying that you learn failure,” he said. their tools are working properly. Platoons by mindless repetition or blunt force trauma. McNamara and Hibner deliberately then rehearse missions, practicing variousmission They’re going to get both in the next couple of arrived at the training site early to review scenarios should they be attacked. weeks. By the end of this, they will be ready.” the preparation procedures of the unit. “The first time you react to enemy contact For 10 days, Soldiers of the 62nd Sapper “There’s a lot of good things going on,” should be before the line of departure,” Hibner Company, 4th Eng. Bn., performed route said Hibner. “This is a lesson for the (platoon said. “In order for the platoon rehearsal to clearance missions in preparation for an leader) to take away — it takes more time be successful, lower level rehearsals downsuccess upcoming rotation at the National Training to do checks and inspections and they have to the squad have to take place.” Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., and a subsequent to build in that time.” After briefing his platoon at 8:30 a.m., deployment to Afghanistan in 2013. Hibner said he learned the importance 2nd Lt. Matt Ryan, platoon leader, 2nd Platoon, And while performance in training missions of preparing for missions as a company 62nd Sapper Company, said he was grateful was important, for Hibner, preparation was commander at Fort Stewart, Ga. for the feedback from his battalion commander. equally essential. “After I started emphasizing preparation, “It was great,” he said. “They have a lot of input based on their experience.” Under Hibner’s watchful eye, 2nd Platoon prepared for its mission. After an hour and 15 minutes, though, rehearsals still hadn’t taken place. “The pressure should be mounting,” Hibner said, checking his watch. “Now (Ryan) should be thinking how he can adapt.” For combat engineers, leaving for missions on time is crucial in combat zones. “Route clearance is vital for every other unit operations,” Hibner said. “You can’t not go out because of bad weather or your medevac is out. You have to be able to mitigate and prepare for an alternative. … The mission is constant.” Ten minutes before their mission was to begin, 2nd Platoon began simulated rehearsals, forgoing practice with vehicles. At 10:20 a.m., 20 minutes after they were supposed to depart, the convoy left the wire. “The great thing about doing this now is that it’s early (in the training),” Hibner said. “It’s all about learning and improving. This (practice) benefits everyone.” A convoy operated by 2nd Platoon, 62nd Sapper Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, travels near Camp Red Devil, Aug. 8. Sgt. John Parkinson, right, demonstrates how to calibrate a minehound for Sgt. Joshua Myers in preparation for a The company performed numerous 2nd Platoon, 62nd Sapper Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, training mission Aug. 8 near Camp Red Devil. route-clearance missions Aug. 7-Thursday in preparation for a rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., and for an upcoming tour to Afghanistan in 2013. Layout by Jeanne Mazerall
24 MOUNTAINEER — Aug. 17, 2012Back to schoolStart year off right The Exceptional Advocate ■ If you cannot come to an agreement in the IEP meeting, other options for resolution include: The transition from summer break to back additional testing, an independent evaluation,to school can be quite daunting, especially for mediation or due process hearing (which is aparents of special needs children. proceeding in which an impartial hearing officer The following tips can help parents ease makes a decision based on the evidence presentedtheir child’s transition back to school. if parents disagree with the IEP).Get organized Visit the U.S. Department of Education Parents of children with an Individualized website, http://idea.edu.gov, for specific IndividualsEducation Program are probably well aware of all with Disabilities Educational Act regulationsthe paperwork and documents that can accumulate. regarding IEPs.Get started by making a binder or file folder to Module two of the Department of Defensestore important IEP-related paperwork. Labeled Special Needs Parent Tool Kit focuses on specialdividers will help keep documents organized and education. It can be downloaded from Militaryeasy to find when needed. Consider arranging the OneSource, http://militaryonesource.mil orbinder in sections labeled by “month,” “type of ordered by calling 800-342-9647.meeting,” “correspondence” or whatever preferred Stay informedlogical method. Deciding which filing system A few points to keep in mind include: Part of being a successful advocate forworks best is key to staying organized throughout ■ The IEP should be reviewed at least every year, your child is staying informed about news andthe school year. but it can be reviewed more often if a parent information related to his disability, special The Special Care Organization Record is another or the school requests a review. education legislation or events that may impacttool to help parents stay organized. The whole ■ Parents are IEP team members and must be the services or supports your child receives.filing system can be downloaded from Military invited to participate in the review meetings. The Parent Training and Information centerOneSource at http://www.militaryonesource.mil or ■ Parents have the right to make suggestions in each state provides training and informationordered by calling 800-342-9647. to change their child’s IEP or express their on a variety of topics and helps parents to obtainReview IEP disagreement with the IEP or the placement. appropriate education and services for their children. When was the last time the IEP was reviewed? ■ Children with IEPs must be re-evaluated every Specialized Training of Military Parents is aIs it about to expire? Knowing the answers to these three years or sooner if requested by the parent PTI center specifically for military Families. Visitquestions helps you stay ahead. Parents may have or teacher. This is called the triennial review. the STOMP website, http://www.stompproject.org,noticed changes in their child that may indicate a ■ Parents who disagree with the IEP should for more information.need to re-evaluate his IEP. If you have concerns or express their concerns at the IEP meeting. Do your researchquestions, be proactive and contact your child’s Module five of the Department of Defense If you have recently relocated, or areschool at the earliest opportunity. Special Needs Parent Tool Kit contains researching special education options for your If unfamiliar with the IEP process, take some information about problem solving strategiestime to get reacquainted with the steps involved. to use during the IEP process. See EFMP on Page 25 Can’t try this online. Goodwill offers two things Internet shopping doesn’t. You can try on dozens of fashions to see what ﬁts and ﬂatters. And, you’ll always ﬁnd everyday sale prices no mouse can match. DiscoverMyGoodwill.org Need a new twist on Date night? China Doll Bring your date here and take home great keepsake! Restaurant All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet Mon-Fri (11am-2pm) with a 10% Discount with coupon (Delivery, Carryout and Dine-In) (719)591-2455 We Deliver To Ft. Carson and we are just minutes away from the Post! *FREE Delivery - 4 Mile Radius (Minimum $15 Order) Open 7 Days a Week 579-8822 or 579-8833 Support the ones that support you HWY 115 3629 Star Ranch Rd. Call Us Today T book your next FRG party!! o Ft. Carson Main Gate Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-9:30pm Friday 11am-10pm Saturday 12 noon -10pm 2834 N. Powers Blvd. Colorado Springs CO 80922 Sunday 4pm -9pm www.paintingwithatwist.com/coloradosprings
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Aug. 17, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 27Carson to Hale Trek Made Editor’s Aug. 5, 19 note: This article, pBy 605th Field Artillery 43 e of Fort C arson’s 70 ub observanc , Mountaineer, is be lished in the ing reprinte th annivers d in aryBattalion Completes Arduous 170-mile MarchIn 10 days Thru West’s Rugged Rockies Editor’s note: Construction of Camp Hale, The pack battalions, altho traversingnamed for Brig. Gen. Irving Hale, began in April some of the West’s most rugged terrain,1942 and was completed that November. The camp, were well taken care of thruout the entirelocated about 20 miles west of Leadville, was the trip. There was no lack of adequate foodfirst U.S. training post for mountain troops. and medical attention was given quickly The Mountain Training Command was activated to those that needed it by the medics ofat Camp Carson on Sept. 2, 1942, but was moved to the outfit. Even mail service wasCamp Hale in November, just in time for the arrival supplied regularly everyday by mailof the 10th Mountain Division. — from “Fort orderly Corporal Wahl who each dayCarson A Tradition of Victory, Public Affairs Office. ” made a run from Camp Carson by jeep “Git along, mule” was the chant of the to the camp site of the mule pack battalion.605th Field Artillery Battalion (Pack) which was See Historytransferred from Camp Carson to the heights of on Page 30Camp Hale recently. Scorning the soft transportationafforded by rail, this outfit slung pack saddles overtheir long-eared friends, bade a fond farewell toCamp Carson on Monday, July 19, and started the170-mile mountainous trek to Hale. Ten days later, on July 28, the 605th marched The day’s march is over andinto the new training area high in the mountains members of the 605th getabove Leadville. A companion outfit, the 604th, their tents set up, checkpreceded the 605th by two weeks over the same packs and saddles and taketrails. The 252nd Quartermaster Battalion care of any repair work(Pack) accompanied each of these two outfits necessary. This camp siteover half of their journey, furnishing them with was located on the shoressupplies along the route. of Eleven-Mile reservoir. CLEARANCE 50 % OFF! GET UP TO SELECT ITEMS THROUGHOUT THE STORE* LIQUIDACIÓN DE LOCURA ¡OBTÉN HASTA 50% DE DESCUENTO EN ARTÍCULOS SELECCIONADOS!* Accessories not included Come Visit One of Our 10 Locations in the Colorado Springs and Pueblo Area The advertised transaction is a rental-purchase agreement. *“Get up to 50% off” compared to non-promotional rent-to-own prices for new merchandise. Offer begins July 30, 2012, and ends August 25, 2012, and applies to select ren 58 ce new and preleased items as marked in the store. Offer good while supplies last and cannot be combined with any other promotion. Product availability may vary by store. You will not own the merchandise until the total amount 77 ta nte 7. r. c o 87 necessary to acquire ownership is paid in full or you exercise your early purchase option. See Store Manager for complete details. Consulta con el Gerente de la Tienda para los detalles completos. m 800. ROP1208_MIL_COL Professionals in Dentistry, LLC JUNIPER VALLEY DINING ROOMDr. Ryan D. Baros & & Dr. Ryan D. Baros Dr. Raymond Baros Dr. Raymond Baros 513 Kiva Dr., in Security Specializing To schedule your appointment call in skillet fried 392-5300 chicken or baked Our practice is committed to providing our patientswith Our practice commited to providing our patients with Regular Schedule ham dinner skilled, caring and gentle dental care. skilled, and gentle dental care. Sunday: Small Groups - 9am NOW IN OUR NO Celebration Service - 10:30am 61st SEASON! We Welcome INSURANCE? new Patients We offer convenient credit Pastor Kyle Sullivan Reservations 576-0741 firstname.lastname@example.org Suggested! (located 12 miles south on Hwy 115) plans up to 12 Hours: Fri - Sat, 5pm-8pm. Sundays, 1p-7pm 1712 South Corona Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 **CASH OR Children are months. CHECKS ONLY** www.junipervalleyranch.com WITHOUT www.CalvaryBapt.net 719.623.4442 Welcome INTEREST! The Transcript can publish your Most dental insurance accepted, NOTICES OF GUARDIANSHIP AND ADOPTIONS including United Concordia for NOTICES TO CREDITORS NAME CHANGES For more info call 634-1048 MILITARY DEPENDENTS
28 MOUNTAINEER — Aug. 17, 2012Generosity part of American spirit Commentary by Springs and displaced more than Chap. (Maj.) James Lester 30,000 people. I remember driving U.S. Army Garrison Fort Carson home June 26 and thinking “God Family life chaplain please help those around us.” The smoke was overpowering as people I am always amazed at the were told again and again that theygenerous spirit we as Americans needed to leave their homes. Somepossess. It never fails when someone found a place to stay in shelters,needs something, we, as a nation, others in hotels; but many foundstep up to the challenge and give outof a generous heart. refuge in homes. Neighbors “God comforts us in all opened up their homes to their I have seen this over and overagain in Iraq, South Korea and friends, but also to complete strangers. They provided meals and our tribulation, that we mayMexico. I have seen the hardenedSoldier bend down on his knees and lodging and friendship as these families waited with baited breath be able to comfort those whogive a child a hug and look at me on the status of their own homes.and say, “Chaplain, can’t we do more?” I don’t know how many found are in any trouble, with theI wish that we could do more, refuge in homes, but I do knowbut sometimes we can’t — but we that as I went for a run the next comfort with which we ourselvescontinue to try. morning I saw that almost every This summer was another house on my street had different are comforted by God.”opportunity to see true American cars in the driveways and on the — 2 Corinthians 1:4heroes in action. July began with street. My eyes watered, not fromflames, a small fire in a canyon quickly the smoke but from the simplicitygrew to astronomical proportions, of that act of kindness of justand the world watched as our valiant opening up their homes. I was nation; a nation that gives of itself. like firefighters, policeman and Soldiersfirefighters fought a blaze that didn’t encouraged and reminded of the Many folks wish that we would stay who run to the sound of danger, notseem to want to stop. The Waldo fact that our nation was founded on put and not deploy our Soldiers into away from it. Not for the glory but toCanyon Fire destroyed a large section principles, not just any principles but harm’s way. But the fact of the matter protect and to serve, and to give ofof the area overlooking Colorado principles that have defined us as a is that we are a nation that has folks themselves so that others may live.Chapel briefsFacebook: Search “Fort Carson Chaplains (Religious Support Office)” for the latest Chapel Schedule chapel events and schedules. ROMAN CATHOLICMilitary Council of Catholic Women meets Day Time Service Chapel Location Contact Person Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Soldiers’ Saturday 4-45 p.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Saturday 5 p.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Memorial Chapel. For more information Sunday 8:15-8:45 a.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 call 526-5769 or visit “Fort Carson Military Sunday 9 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Council of Catholic Women” on Facebook. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Religious education Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 Sunday 10:30 a.m. RCIA Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458Knights of Columbus, a Catholic group for Sunday 11 a.m. Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 men 18 and older, meets the second and fourth Mon-Fri 11:45 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Tuesday of the month at Soldiers’ Memorial Mon-Thurs noon Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 Chapel. Call 526-5769 for more information. PROTESTANT Friday 4:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer, Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316Protestant Women of the Chapel meets Tuesday Bible Study from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Soldiers’ Memorial Sunday 9 a.m. Protestant Healer Evans Army Hospital Chap. Gee/526-7386 Chapel. Free child care is available. Email Sunday 9 a.m. Communion Service Provider Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Landon/526-2803 Sunday 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 email@example.com or visit PWOC Fort Carson Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Heidi McAllister/526-5744 on Facebook for more information. Sunday 11 a.m. Protestant Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316Deployed Spouses Group meets for fellowship, Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Ursula Pittman/503-1104 Sunday 10 a.m. Chapel NeXt Veterans Magrath & Titus Chap. Palmer/526-3888 food and spiritual guidance Wednesday at Sunday 2:30-4:30p.m. Youth ministry Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 5 p.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel Tuesday 9:30 a.m. PWOC Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 Fellowship Hall. Children are welcome to attend. Call Cecilia Croft at 526-5769 for JEWISH Fort Carson does not offer Jewish services on post. Contact Chap. (Lt. Col.) Fields at 503-4090/4099 for Jewish service and study information more information.Latter Day Saints Soldiers: Weekly Institute ISLAMIC SERVICES Class (Bible study) is Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Fort Carson does not offer Islamic services on post. Contact the Islamic Society at 2125 N. Chestnut, 632-3364 for information. Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Call 719-266-0283 or 719-649-1671 (FORT CARSON OPEN CIRCLE) WICCA for more Sunday 1 p.m. Provider Chapel, Building 1350, Barkeley and Ellis firstname.lastname@example.org information. COLORADO WARRIORS SWEAT LODGEHeartbeat, a Meets once or twice monthly and upon special request. Contact Michael Hackwith or Wendy Chunn-Hackwith at 285-5240 for information. support group for battle buddies, Family members and friends who are suicide survivors, meets the second building 6215, 6990 Mekong St. The group is Chapel Tuesday at 6 p.m. Contact Staff Tuesday of each open to members of all branches of service. Sgt. Jose Varga at 719-287-2016 for details. month from Contact Richard Stites at 719-598-6576 Jewish Lunch and Learn with Chap. (Lt. Col.) 6:30-8 p.m. at or Cheryl Sims at 719-304-9815 for Howard Fields takes place Wednesday from the Fallen Heroes more information. noon to 1 p.m. at Provider Chapel. For Family Center, 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 email@example.com.
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30 MOUNTAINEER — Aug. 17, 2012Carson Mule PackMarches 170 MilesTo New StationHistor y to come upon suddenly in thefrom Page 27 wild, unfrequented mountainous country — a modern ArmyCamp papers were not forgotten either, and on tent camp with hundreds ofThursday, the date of the Camp Carson Mountaineer’s mules grazing unconcernedlypublication, copies of the newspapers were sent about the area!up into the mountains with the mail orderly. Altho all of these men of Each evening, after the camp site had been the pack battalion are hardyreached, the mules were unpacked and turned out to individuals, thoroly trained andgraze over the hillsides. An unusual sight indeed accustomed to long marches, there were many who turned up at the end of the day’s march with blisters on their feet. For “No privacy even in the wilderness” At least this is what Lt. O.G. Eastep of the many of these 605th Vet. Bn. seems about to say as the camera snaps him in action shaving in men it was the his tent. Photos by U.S. Army Signal Corps. first bit of real mountain marching, hence blistered of Eleven-Mile reservoir. Surrounded on all sides feet and aching muscles. by exceptional scenic grandeur, the 605th had Mascots Go Right Along. pitched tents on the shore of the lake, set up their As is the case with practically kitchen only a few paces from the water and had all United States Army units, the tied their mules in a nearby clearing. dog mascots of the outfit were right Necessary repairs on equipment were rapidly on hand all the way, trotting easily made during rest periods or at the end of the day’s over hill and dale at the men’s feet. marching. Saddles were worked over and adjusted, For when an outfit is transferred packs were checked and re-checked and mules were from one camp to another the even shod when they threw a shoe on the rocky trail. dogs go right along. These pack battalions, the 604th and 605th, The men’s appetites were showed the stuff they are made of in accomplishing nothing short of stupendous, as can the arduous 170-mile cross country trek to Camp well be imagined when one considers Hale in such short time and with no serious mishaps.Many blisters turned up after a hard day of marching through the mountains the difficulty of crossing the Besides this they proved how self-sufficient aeven though these men are all hardy, well-trained soldiers. For many this mountains from Carson to Hale. modern unit of this type really is. Difficult andwas the first real bit of actual mountain marching to be done. The medics On the evening the photographer tiring tho the trip was, the overland march to Campgave all injuries prompt and efficient attention, however, so that there caught up with the 605th, the Hale is one that will live long in the memorieswere no serious casualties throughout the entire trip. battalion was camped on the banks of the men who took part in this event. Having an Open House? Let our readers know! ONLY $30 For more information call 719-329-5236 or email m
Aug. 17, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 31Infantry team mindset fosters teamwork Story and photo by Walt Johnson Mountaineer staff Sometimes people believe the onlyvalue in sports comes from winning. Vince Lombardi, former Green BayPackers and Washington Redskins coachand a member of the NFL Hall of Fame,is credited with one of the most famousquotes about what it means to win. “I firmly believe that any man’s finesthour, the greatest fulfillment of all thathe holds dear, is that moment when hehas worked his heart out in a goodcause and lies exhausted on the field ofbattle — victorious,” Lombardi once said. While it is true that nothing beats thejoy of winning, there are other things thatsports can bring that have the same valueas winning. There is the camaraderie andthe feeling of a group of people being onethat is also valuable, according to MikeMcCoy, 1st Battalion, 67th ArmorRegiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team,4th Infantry Division, coach. McCoy said his team is in the middleof the pack in the intramural leagues and Joshua Carrington, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, right, slides safely intohas an outside shot of being in the post third base during action Tuesday at the Mountain Post Softball Complex.playoffs at the end of the month. He saidwhether the team makes it into the tournament or Depending on what day it is, the joke could than they would tell you they are here to winnot is secondary to what has been the real success be on the opposing team as the infantry team has games.” he said.for this team — its ability to bond into an even hovered around the 500 mark all season. There McCoy said the team has been working oncloser unit than it is now. are times when the team can beat anyone, and then improving areas of the game all year and are seeing “Most teams would tell you it is their offense or there are times when things just aren’t clicking some progress, with one notable exception. Theits defense that’s the best part of their team, but (that on the field. It is a mirror image of the makeup of team has been trying to perfect the double playis not true) in our case,” he said. “We are rather the players on the team that it can be hot and but just hasn’t gotten it down yet. But the oneunique because the best thing about this team is the cold on the field, McCoy said. thing McCoy said this team has mastered is theway we bond so well with each other. We all have “We have an interesting mix of players on feeling that they will win together or lose together,such a great sense of humor and that has helped us this team. I am actually a very competitive person but in the end they will always be together.build a great deal of camaraderie. Most of the people as are some of the other players on the team. “The thing that we will always look at this year,on this team are 11 bravos (infantry) and the rest are And then we have some players out here who win or lose, is that we have a brotherhood and that19 kilos (tankers) which puts us in a combined arms are not as competitive and would probably tell brotherhood will always be there. We think beingbattalion and, the fact of the matter is, we’re all just you they were happier to be able to come out out here and playing is simply an extension ofa bunch of jokers,” McCoy said. play the game and be around the guys more what we do every day we go to work,” McCoy said.Mountaineer Athlete of the Week Seth Blackiston Intramural softball player What sports did you first play? I started playing baseball and football (when I was 5 years old). What was your high school sports career like? I played on the varsity baseball team each of my four years in high school and I also played two years of college baseball. What position did you play in baseball and which one would you consider your favorite? I played pitcher, shortstop and center field. Pitching was my favorite position because I was involved with every play of the game. What is your favorite personal sports moment? When I was 13 years old, I pitched a perfect game. I knew I had a no-hitter at the end of the game, but I thought I had walked a batter or two earlier in the game. After the game my catcher said, “Do you realize you threw a perfect game.” What would be your favorite professional sports moment? It was the year the home run derby was in Baltimore and I saw Ken Griffey Jr. hit the warehouse out in right field at Camden Yards. What is the one regret that you have had in sports? I missed a chance when I was 11 to have played at Cooperstown in the Little League World Series. I had to watch the entire tournament because of a broken arm. People who don’t know me would be surprised to know that … I can dunk on an 11-foot rim with a mini ball and can dunk consistently on a 10-inch rim with a regular ball. I’m only 5’8” but I’ve always had the ability to jump. I also won a bunch of track meets in the high hurdles because of my jumping ability. Photo by Walt Johnson
32 MOUNTAINEER — Aug. 17, 2012On the BenchWomen sought for softball tournament By Walt Johnson This will be the first year a coed Joes, Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, physique; fitness routines, bikini, Mountaineer staff league has been offered on post. Bikini, Teen Fitness, Jr. Fitness, fitness physique and figure Each team will be required to have Men’s Physique and Women’s competitions respectively. The finals The Fort Carson Athletic a 15-player maximum roster and at Physique competition will be held will begin at 5 p.m.Officials Association will host an least three female players must be Saturday at the Embassy Suites Hotel, The youth center has scheduledopen tryout for women interested on the field at all times. Spa and Conference Center, 4705 a parents meeting Monday andin playing in a softball tournament The league is open to all Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland. Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at McMahonon post Sept. 15-16. military and Department of Defense Prejudging for bodybuilding and Auditorium for the upcoming Tryouts are open to active-duty identification cardholders 16 and physique will begin at 8 a.m. in the youth sports season.military and Army Reserve/National older. The last day to register to men’s bodybuilding and physique Youth center officials ask thatGuard Soldiers in an active status; compete in the league is Sept. 7. categories. Judging will then take parents attend one of the meetingsFamily members, age 18 and older; and There will also be a coaches meeting place in womens bodybuilding and to get familiar with the program.Department of Defense identification Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Iron Horsecardholders assigned or attached to Fort Sports and Fitness Center.Carson. For more information contact For more information contactWillie Chatman at 915-731-7405 or Amber Zurita at 526-3972.email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club Colorado Technical University will host the eighth annual Anywill be giving out free registrations Soldier Golf Tournament Aug. 24.to the first 100 military members According to officials, the biggestwho sign up to participate in the tournament hosted by the post golfPatriots’ Festival Heroes Challenge course is expected to have a field ofRide or the Patriots Ride. 144 golfers. Officials said the majority According to race organizers, of golfers are active-duty servicethe Patriots’ Festival is the premier members and retirees from Fortevent to honor Colorado Springs fire, Carson, Peterson Air Force Base, thepolice, EMS and military. U.S. Air Force Academy, Cheyenne The Sept. 8 event will include Mountain Air Force Station andthree bicycle rides; a series of free, Schriever Air Force Base.fun-filled activities for children and All proceeds go to Any Soldier,adults; and a “Who’s Your Hometown Inc. The program was started afterHero” award contest, which awards Army Sgt. Brian Horn was finallyup to five winners with a year’s supply able to call home after his parentsof Chick-fil-A, among other prizes, had been sending him care packagesaccording to event organizers. in Iraq for five months. Horn asked To receive the free entry, military his parents to send more packagesidentification cardholders can go to for other troop members.http://www.patriotsfestival.com/ His parents, both military, quicklyregister.html and enter the code responded to the request by beginning“CTUHERO.” This covers the regular the Any Soldier, Inc. campaign. Last$30 registration, a free T-shirt and a year’s tournament raised $7,800 whichmeal at the end of the race. provided approximately 500 care Photo by Walt Johnson The Directorate of Family andMorale, Welfare and Recreation packages to troops overseas. The 2012 National Physique On the run D.J. Thornton, U.S. Army Garrison, right, slides into third base ahead of a tag bywill offer a coed softball league Committee Armbrust Pro Gym Greg Juarez during action Monday night at the Mountain Post Softball Complex.beginning in September. Warrior Classic, presented by Tokyo Fast burner Michael Chavez, right, 204th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, slides into third base as Nathan Sosebee, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, awaits the throw from the outfield. Photo by Walt Johnson
Aug. 17, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 33Mountaineer Sports Feature Safe at second Miguel Rodriguez, right, Medical Department Activity second baseman, applies a tag too late to Dontavius Dozier, 4th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, during action Monday at the Mountain Post Sports Complex. The post intramural league has completed regular season play. The top 12 teams in the league will begin the playoff series to determine the 2012 post intramural champions Aug. 27 at the Mountain Post Softball Complex with games scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Photo by Walt Johnson Let Us Help Y P You Prepare For Summer Driving!Ever y Full Ser vice Is A 16-Point rPreventive Maintenance Review! $5.00 OFF A FULL SERVICE OFFER VALID AT THE BELOW OFFER VALID AT THE BELOW COLORADO SPRINGS LOCATIONS COLORADO SPRINGS LOCAT ONS TI CHANGE! OIL CHANGE! 350 South 8th St. Phone: 719-520-0064 Valid only at the 350 South 8th St. and 3795 Airport Blvd. 3795 Airport Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO. Not valid with any other offers. Phone: 719-570-6112 Offer expires 9/30/12. MTFS05 Mon.-Fri. 8-6 Sat. 8-5 Sun. 9-4 No Appointment Needed!ONLY WHAT YOU NEED. YOU NEED.GUARANTEED. SHIN SA DONG KOREAN RESTAURANT We have delicious foods with the best prices! We always have 8 or more side dishes that come with every food for FREE! 10% Military Discount* We make tasty foods such as:3845 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 638-2695
34 MOUNTAINEER — Aug. 17, 2012 Aug. 17, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 35 Take a ‘vacation’ to MANITOU SPRINGS Cheyenne Spring water is sampled by many visitors to Manitou Springs as it is easily accessed -- beside Manitou Avenue. Story and photos by Nel Lampe Vacationers found many attractions to occupy just add Miramont Castle to the list. Manitou Springs Mountaineer staff their time. In addition to taking mineral baths or One special reason to go to Manitou Springs is has its share of events, attending dances at the hotels, they could take to visit the penny arcade. Right downtown, it’s next including some unusual Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs neighbor to trips to the Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds, to Patsy’s Candy (open since 1903, with salt-water ones, such as the Emma the west, was started as a resort town. It still has ride the Pikes Peak Cog Railway or a mule to the taffy, caramel or chocolate popcorn and other Crawford Coffin Races the flavor and look of a vacation town — lots of top of Pikes Peak. goodies) and near Soda Springs Park. Filled with in October, the Fruitcake tourists in and out of unique shops, a variety of Many famous people vacationed in Manitou antique pinball machines, some with cabinets made Toss in January, and restaurants, sweet shops, an antique arcade and Springs, such as Presidents William McKinley, Ulysses of wood, the arcade lover is in heaven. Games cost the Mumbo Jumbo T-shirt shops. The town is located in a box canyon S. Grant and Theodore Roosevelt. Other well known a penny to a quarter, and include Frogger, Donkey Gumbo Cookoff and near Pikes Peak and has nine mineral springs. visitors were Zalmon Simmons, who started Simmons Kong, Space Invaders, Sky Fighter and Ms. Pac-Man. Carnivale in February. Tourists are still tasting the mineral water. Mattress Co., and built Pikes Peak Cog Railway; P.T. There’s horse derby racing and skee ball, too. Upcoming events The town was started about the same time as Barnum of circus fame and inventor Thomas Edison. And for evening entertainment, how about a include the Pikes Peak Colorado Springs was, by the same founder. Gen. When the Colorado Springs area became the melodrama? The audience is encouraged to boo Ascent Saturday when William Palmer and his colleague, Dr. William Bell, destination for many tuberculosis patients during the villain and cheer for the hero at the Iron hundreds of people run up visited the area while working for the Kansas Pacific the early 1900s, many of those health seekers Springs Chateau dinner theater. A family-style Pikes Peak and the Pikes Railroad in 1868. They saw potential in the beauty were drawn to Manitou Springs. buffet is served or opt for the show only, Peak Marathon Sunday, of the site and coupled with the mineral springs, But, when automobiles made traveling affordable followed by a musical sing-along. when hundreds of people they thought it had a future as a health resort. for the less wealthy, vacationing styles changed. Looking for something to eat? There are buffalo run up the peak and down The first hotel was built in 1872; grand hotels, spas Vacationers wanted to stay close to their cars and burgers at the Trading Post’s Balanced Rock Café, again. Watch participants and villas were in the plans. But there was a serious instead of weeks, stayed only a few days. To serve near the Garden of the Gods, the Stagecoach Inn complete the marathon at Alyssa Iliff puts green economic depression in 1873, which caused those these motoring vacationers, the motel or auto-court or The Keg; Mexican-style food at the Crystal the finish line in downtown Manitou Springs. apple salt-water taffy in grandiose plans for the resort town to be curtailed. came into being. The tourists drank mineral water from Park Cantina or the Loop; Pizza at Marilyn’s or The Commonwheel Artists 38th Annual Labor a custom order she is Building continued in the new town of Manitou the springs, rode the Mount Manitou Scenic Incline Hell’s Kitchen Pizza Ruffrano’s; fine dining at The Day Arts & Crafts Festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. filling for a customer at Springs but small cottages and shops replaced the Railway, visited the Manitou Cliff Dwellings and the Craftwood Inn, The Cliff House or the Briarhurst Sept. 1-3 in Manitou Springs Memorial Park, a Patsy’s Candy and Gift grand spas and villas that were envisioned. Trading Post as well as the attractions the earlier (Bell’s mansion); pancakes at Uncle Sam’s Pancake few blocks west of the Chamber of Commerce. Shop that has been After a railroad spur reached Manitou Springs tourists had visited. Several of those early motels are House or Manitou Pancake and Steak House; Call the chamber at 685-5089 for information serving customers in 1881, the health resort town thrived. Vacationers still in business, such as the Buffalo Lodge, El Moroccan food at Tajine Alami; tea and light on any event. since 1903. came by train with steamer trunks filled with clothes Colorado Lodge, the Beverly Hills Motel and the Mel lunches at the Miramont Castle Queen’s Parlour Tea To reach Manitou Springs from Fort Carson, and stayed for weeks. The Cliff House and the Haven Lodge, and so are those same tourist attractions. Room; and other choices at Heart of Jerusalem take Highway 115 to Colorado Avenue and go Barker House, still in Manitou Springs, were two of For today’s visitors or vacationers, those same Café, Castaways, Coquette’s, the European Café or west to Manitou Springs. the seven large hotels that were built in the 1890s. attractions early vacationers visited are still there; Adam’s Mountain Café. There’s a Subway, too. Shopping in Manitou Springs can be eclectic — a Christmas shop, a leprechaun shop, a dulcimer shop, a gift shop for pets, a yoyo shop, antique Guests have lunch on the cafe stores, glassblowers, spas, chain saw art, Native patio overlooking a flowing creek American art, an olive oil shop, wands, a toy store, in downtown Manitou Springs. gift shops, clothing stores and many others. A parking lot two blocks from downtown is available for 100 vehicles until Oct. 1, from 6 a.m. to 3 a.m., every day. It is located at 10 Old Man’s Trail, behind Tajine Alami Restaurant. The lot is free except Sept. 1-3, when a fee will be charged during the Commonwheel Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival. Stop at the Chamber of Commerce on the eastern edge of town and pick up brochures and information. To try out the water, bring a cup, pick up a springs map and try the water at one or more of the nine springs in Manitou. The Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway has been taking passengers to the top of Pikes Peak on the cog wheel route for more than 100 years. Just the Facts • TRAVEL TIME — 20 minutes • FOR AGES — anyone • TYPE — resort town • FUN FACTOR — ★★★★ (Out of 5 stars) • WALLET DAMAGE — FREE ENTRY $ = Less than $20 $$ = $21 to $40 $$$ = $41 to $60 The penny arcade in downtown Manitou Springs has generations of arcade games that $$$$ = $61 to $80 attract young and old alike — from Frogger to retro coin-operated animal rides for children. Places to see in the (BASED ON A FAMILY OF FOUR) Pikes Peak area.
36 MOUNTAINEER — Aug. 17, 2012 GETElitch Gardens Amusement Park in Denver is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to Out • Tap Dogs perform Oct. 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets for events in Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., call 520-SHOW for tickets or visit the box office. Air Force Academy concerts for the 2012-2013 season include “Capitol Steps” Oct. 5 at Palmer High School; “Titanic the Musical” Nov. 2; John Tesh Holiday Show Dec. 7; “Nunset Boulevard” Celebrate Labor Day with a picnic and vintage baseball game at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site Sept. 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendors will have hot dogs, popcorn and ice cream, and picnics are welcome. The Camp Creek Cloud Busters and the Colorado Territorial All-Stars meet at 1 p.m., playing vintage rules. Only the catcher wears a mitt. Rock Ledge Ranch is left of the entrance to Garden 9 p.m. Friday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to Feb. 1, “Midtown Men” March 8; and “Rat Pack of the Gods on North 30th Street. 10 p.m. Saturday. The water park is open 10 a.m. Show” April 19. Tickets are now available, call to 6 p.m. when the amusement park is open, 333-4497 to reach the box office in Arnold Hall. Colorado Balloon Classic is set for Memorial but may close during inclement weather, Park Sept. 1-3. The free event is in its call 303-595-4386. Daily tickets at the gate Sky Sox baseball team celebrates military 36th year. Hot-air balloons lift off each morning are $29.99 for those under 48 inches; appreciation night at Security Service Field at 7 a.m. for a mass ascension. Other activities adults are $43.99. Buy three discounted Aug. 29 when the Sacramento River Cats are are in the park, including bounce castles, tickets at Information, Tickets and Registration in town. Pick up free vouchers at Information, entertainment and vendors. A balloon glow for $28 each and get one free. Tickets and Registration when available and will be in the park Saturday and Sunday exchange the vouchers for tickets at Security evenings, when tethered balloons will beWater World, in the Hyland Hills area of Service Field box office. inflated. Crowds will be treated to free concerts. Denver, is open for the summer 10 a.m. to Food vendors will be on hand. 6 p.m. daily. Take Interstate 25 north to Colorado State Fair marks its 140th year, running 84th Avenue, head west to Pecos Street then Aug. 24-Sept. 3 in Pueblo. In addition to a Celebrate the Fourth on the Third —The north to 89th Avenue. Parking is free. Tickets at midway and carnival, there’s great fair food, free Independence Day celebration cancelled because the gate are $34.99 for children under 48 inches shows, lots of animals and concerts. See the of the Waldo Canyon Fire is rescheduled for Sept. and $39.99 for those taller than 48 inches. schedule at http://www.ColoradoStateFair.com. 3, from 5-9 p.m. in Iron Horse Park. There’ll be ITR has discount tickets for $31 each; call food and beverages for sale, “High Altitude” and 536-5366. Call 303-427-7873 for information The Salute to American Veterans Rally in Cripple the 4th Infantry Division rock band will play at Water World. Creek includes the traveling Vietnam Memorial and there’ll be bounce houses, games and crafts. Wall which is on display at Cripple Creek High The event will conclude with a fireworks show.Lakeside Amusement Park, in the Denver School and open to the public. Saturday, there’s suburb of Lakeside, is open at noon daily. a Veterans Parade at 10 a.m., a POW/MIA Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will honor the military Kiddies Playland rides close at 10 p.m., the park Recognition Ride, with motorcycles arriving at with “Military Appreciation Week” Sept. 10-16. closes by 11 p.m. Admission is $2.50 per person, 11:15 a.m. and a POW/MIA Remembrance More details to come. parking is free, unlimited ride tickets are $14 Ceremony with guest speakers at noon in on weekdays and $22 Saturday-Sunday. The Cripple Creek City Park. There’ll be food “IF Festival of Innovation and Imagination” old-fashioned park is at Interstate 70 and vendors and live bands. is Sept. 15 in downtown Colorado Springs. Sheridan Boulevard; call 303-477-1621 to see Presented by Imagination Celebration, the if the park is open during inclement weather or City Strings Hausmusik Quartet performs festival will feature tech enthusiasts, art visit http://www.lakesideamusementpark.com. interactive concerts that engage the audience. The makers, garage inventors, performers, do-it- next concert is Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. at St. George’s yourselfers, scientists, robot builders andSanta’s Workshop at the North Pole, on the Pikes Anglican Church, 217 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Tickets other thinkers and tinkerers. The festival is Peak Highway is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. are $20 at http://www.coloradohausmusik.com 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Center, General admission to the Christmas theme park and at the door. Tickets for military are $15 and Pioneers Museum and the Plaza of the Rockies, is $18.95 for ages 2-59. Active-duty military include a reception. Those 15 and under are $10. both in and outside the buildings. The festival members and their Families are charged $13.95 is free and for all ages. per person and everyone 10 or older must Manitou Springs holds its annual Commonwheel show their own military identification card. Co-op’s Art and Craft Festival Sept. 1-3, The annual Holly Berry Folk Art Festival at Call 684-9432 for more information. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with arts, crafts, food and Rock Ledge Historic Site is Sept. 14-16. The entertainment in Manitou Springs’ Memorial popular fest features folk art, antiques, furniture,Upcoming Pikes Peak Center events include: Park. The Manitou Springs Library will hold gourmet foods, jewelry and other goods as well • B-52s perform Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. its annual book sale at the festival. as food vendors. Admission is charged. 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