Vol. 70 No. 36 Sept. 7, 2012 1st Lt. Keith Hayes, 110th Military Police Company, 759th MP Battalion, reunites with his wife, Starre Hayes, and daughter, Skarlette, during a redeployment ceremony at the Special Events Center, Wednesday. Photo by Spc. Nathan ThomeMPs return home By Andrea Sutherland Mountaineer staff Julie Beddo, mother of Pvt. Ken Bake, 110th Military Police Company, 759th The Beddos said they were anxious to see their son, who deployed shortly Team, 4th Infantry Division, returned. The MPs deployed to Afghanistan MP Battalion. “We’ve had a lot of ups after completing boot camp. in March, operating in several areas Family members and friends cheered and downs crying.” “We’re glad they all came back throughout the country.as more than 100 Fort Carson Soldiers “Half my hair fell out taking care safe,” Julie Beddo said. Their primary mission — to trainreturned from Afghanistan Wednesday of her,” said Jeff Beddo, laughing. “She More than 100 Soldiers from the Afghan forces.after a five-month deployment. started at 3 this morning. ‘What time 110th MP, 759th MP Bn., and two “We’re excited to see him,” said See Home on Page 4 is it?’ ‘Time to go back to bed.’” Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Message board INSIDE Post 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the 9/1 Memorial 1 near Gate 1. Pages 10-11 Pages 22-23 Page 13
2 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 7, 2012 MOUNTAINEERCommanding General:Garrison Commander: Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson Leaders send message to workforce Editor’s note: U.S. Army Installation Management to deliver services every day ensures our Soldiers and Families Col. David L. Grosso Command Commander Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter and know we care about them and appreciate their service.Fort Carson Public Affairs Officer: Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice released the following The entire Army is now affected by force and funding Dee McNutt message to the civilian workforce Wednesday. reductions. This means IMCOM will also reshape and Command has the best workforce we have seen in reduce in size. This past year we accomplished all of ourChief, Print and Web Communications: each of our 30-plus years of service. At every installation, mandated reductions through voluntary actions. We also Rick Emert base and depot we visit, we are impressed by the spirit, retrained and reassigned people within our IMCOM team toEditor: Devin Fisher energy and teamwork exhibited by the IMCOM team. allow for personal growth and to keep our team together.Staff writer: Andrea Sutherland We are just as inspired by Even as we reduced our num- the dedicated professionals in the bers, we approved for hire almostHappenings: Nel Lampe IMCOM and region headquarters, 2,000 positions across IMCOM.Sports writer: Walt Johnson who oversee operations that stretch In fact, many of these are vacantLayout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall around the globe from Japan and and I invite you to the IMCOM Korea, across the continental Enterprise Placement Program to This commercial enterprise newspaper is United States, to Europe, and even see what is there and if there is aan authorized publication for members of the into bases in Afghanistan. Simply position that interests you.Department of Defense. 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Sept. 7, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 3AfghanistanObama pledges responsible drawdown By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The United States willremain focused on the mission in Afghanistanwhile working toward ending the war in a responsibleway that protects everything its military membershave sacrificed for, President Barack Obama saidAug. 31. Obama traveled to Fort Bliss, Texas, to honorservicemembers he credited with making a turn-around in Iraq and also helping Afghanistan chartits own new future. “You left Iraq with honor, your mission complete,your heads high,” the president told the assemblyof active, National Guard and Reserve troops andtheir Families. “And today Iraq has a chance toforge its own destiny.” Last visiting Fort Bliss two years ago, Obamarecalled reminding the troops there that “we had morework to do, including taking the fight to al-Qaida.” Flashing forward, the president cited progress. “With allies and partners, we’ve taken out more Photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeleytop al-Qaida terrorists than at any time since 9/11,” he President Barack Obama addresses servicemembers and their Families during a visit to Fort Bliss, Texas, Aug. 31.said. “And thanks to the courage of our forces, al-Qaidais on the road to defeat, and bin Laden will never The president recognized the sacrifices made, service, we pushed the Taliban back,” the presidentagain threaten the United States of America.” noting that he met earlier in the day with Gold Star said. “We’re training forces. The transition to Obama recognized Fort Bliss troops who have Families who lost loved ones in the conflict. Afghan lead is under way. And, as promised, morerecently returned from Afghanistan or are currently “Your loved ones live on in the soul of the than 30,000 of our troops will have come home bydeployed there, and some scheduled to deploy soon. nation. We will honor them always,” he told the next month.” “I’ve got to tell you the truth,” he said. “This is Family members. See Drawdown on Page 4still a very tough fight.” “Because of their sacrifice, because of your It’s more than a car. It’s your future. The MILES® (Military Installment Loan & Educational Services) Program was created to help educate Active Duty Service Members. We help you get a great deal on a vehicle, and help you build positive credit for the future. 3 ways the MILES Program protects you. 1 Purchase protection. Our buying protections help ensure that you get a fair deal on a quality vehicle. 2 Buyer education. We provide one-on-one Vehicle Purchase Training to educate you about purchasing, financing and ownership. 3 Building credit. Responsible financing from a reputable lender can help you establish positive credit for the future. We’ve protected over 100,000 Service Members and counting. Buy quality, buy smart. Learn more at usmiles.com ® No Army, Department of Defense, or Federal Government Endorsement Implied. No Army, Department of Defense, or Federal Government Endorsement Implied. The person pictured is not an actual service member.
4 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 7, 2012Home Chloe Cowden, 13, said she missed Nola Inlay traveled with her mother, Once Staples officially released hisfrom Page 1 her older brother. Amanda Murray, from Michigan to greet Soldiers, Family members rushed to “We used to hang out and watch her father, Sgt. David Inlay, 110th MP. welcome their loved ones home. “We trained close to 1,500 (Afghan movies,” she said, adding that Osborne “We’re going to get ice cream,” she “It’s indescribable,” said Princesstroops),” said Capt. Terence Staples, loved superhero movies. said, adding that she was going to hug Queen, wife of Sgt. Michael Queen,company commander, 110th MP. The trio came armed with posters and kiss her daddy. 110th MP. “I’m very happy.” Staples said his Soldiers helped with Captain America logos. “It was his first deployment so it “I’m feeling great,” Michael Queentransition two districts and one outpost “He’s definitely our superhero,” was hard,” Murray said. “We’re excited said, holding his 2-year-old son, Isaiah.to Afghan control. MPs earned two Patrick Cowden said. to see him.” “I’m glad to be back.”Purple Hearts, 19 Bronze Star Medalsand 82 Army Commendation Medals. Staples added that 38 MPs remainin Afghanistan as a transition team andwill redeploy later this year. 1st Sgt. Richard E. Anderson said 75percent of the 145 MPs that deployedwere doing so for the first time. “They were professional and didan exceptional job,” he said. Lt. Col. Christopher A. Heberer,commander, 759th MP Bn., thankedthe Soldiers for their service andwelcomed them home. “We cannot begin to tell you howproud we are,” he said. “The sacrificesyou’ve made cannot be measured. Thenation is eternally grateful.” Family members traveled fromacross the country to welcome theirSoldiers home. The Cowden Family flew fromNorth Carolina to welcome home Pfc.Aaron Osborne, 110th MP. “We’re excited to hug on him andtake him out for a steak dinner,” saidPatrick Cowden, Osborne’s stepfather. “We’d hear from him every once ina while,” said Jessie Cowden,Osborne’s mother. “We were getting Photo by Andrea Sutherlandused to answering the phone at 3 a.m.” Family members and friends prepare to welcome home their Soldiers Wednesday at the Special Events Center.Drawdown improve readiness, prepare for the future and The president recognized that the future,from Page 3 reconnect with Families. post-conflict military will be leaner. He promised, “So make no mistake: ending the wars respon- however, that the United States will continue making Obama offered assurance that “just as in Iraq, we sibly makes us safer, and it makes our military the investments needed “to keep you the absoluteare going to end this war responsibly.” even stronger,” he said. best military in the world, bar none.” The Afghans will take the lead for their own Obama emphasized, in drawing down the force The United States will always maintain itssecurity next year, he noted, and the transition will be in Afghanistan, that the United States must remain military superiority, he said.complete in 2014. ready for the challenges ahead. “In a world of “In you, we’ve got the best-trained, best-led, “And even as this war ends, we will stay vigilant serious threats, I will never hesitate to use force best-equipped military in human history. And asuntil Afghanistan is never again a source for attacks to defend the United States of America or our commander in chief, I am going to keep it thatagainst America — never again,” Obama said, drawing interests,” he said. way,” the president said.cheers from the crowd. “So we’re not just ending these “At the same time, I will only send you into Obama reaffirmed his pledge that the Unitedwars. We’re doing it in a way that keeps America safe harm’s way when it is absolutely necessary,” he States will continue to support those who have servedand makes America stronger.” pledged. “And when we do, we will give you the and sacrificed on behalf of the nation. That, the president said, includes the military. equipment and the clear mission and the smart “We may be turning a page on a decade of war,Drawing down forces, he said, will mean fewer strategy and the support back home that you need to but America’s responsibilities to you have only justdeployments, which creates more time to train, get the job done. We owe you that.” begun,” he said. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/4THID WWW.TWITTER.COM/@4THINFDIV WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/THE4ID WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/THE4ID WWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/THE4ID
Sept. 7, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 51st BCT welcomes new CSM Story and photos by Pfc. Andrew Ingram Tyler. “In Dennis Defreese, I found world, thank you for all of your hard 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs the model of a professional Soldier work, leadership and dedication.” Office, 4th Infantry Division ,and fortunately … I also found a Defreese is slated to take a position leader whose ideas on standards and as the senior enlisted leader for 1st Soldiers and friends of 1st Brigade Combat Team, tough training match my own perfectly. Army Division East at Fort Meade, Md.4th Infantry Division, assembled at Founders Field to Finally, best of all, I found in my Tyler welcomed Rebuck andbid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Defreese, sergeant major, a friend, someone who expressed eagerness to begin workingthe “Raider” Brigade’s senior enlisted leader, and rails against apathy and complacency, with his new senior enlisted leader.welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Edison Rebuck during a lifelong student of our profession.” “(Command) Sgt. Maj. Rebuck isa change of responsibility ceremony, Tuesday. Defreese thanked Tyler and the the son of two members of the Defreese passed the ceremonial Noncommissioned Raiders for serving honorably with British military service,” Tyler said.Officers Sword to Col. Joel Tyler, commander, 1st BCT, him during his time at Fort Carson. “He told me when we met that herepresenting his departure from the unit. Tyler then “I want to start by thanking the decided to stay in the United Statespassed the sword to Rebuck signifying the senior command sergeants major and first at 12 years old because of the oppor-NCO’s new responsibilities as brigade commandsergeant major. sergeants you see standing in the formation in front of you,” Defreese Rebuck tunities in our country, and I’d say he did pretty well. Our Soldiers and Tyler thanked Defreese for his tireless efforts said. “They are some of the best I’ve ever seen in the Families welcome you and your Family, and lookto ref it, retrain and shape the Raider Brigade Army, and they are the significant factor in making forward to your impact on the brigade.”Soldiers into a well-rounded fighting force during his this one of the best brigades in the Army. To the Rebuck joins the ranks of the Raider Brigade fromtenure with the unit. outstanding Soldiers of this brigade, from the reset Fort Bliss, Texas, where he served as the senior enlisted “(Command) Sgt. Maj. Defreese epitomizes our coming back from Afghanistan to being what I think leader of 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 1stNCO Corps — smart, tough, battle-hardened,” said is the most capable armor unit in the Army and the Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division. “Thank you, Col. and Mrs. Tyler, for welcoming us with open arms; we are truly blessed to be received so graciously,” Rebuck said. “Command Sgt. Maj. and Mrs. Defreese, the Raiders are indebted to both of you. Your efforts and your leadership will be missed. “To the Soldiers of this mighty brigade; uphold the standards and do what is right. I am humbled and proud to be your command sergeant major. Thank you for the opportunity.” Col. Joel Tyler, second from right, commander, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, passes the Noncommissioned Officers Sword to Command Sgt. Maj. Edison Rebuck, the brigade’s incoming senior enlisted leader, during a change of responsibility ceremony at Founders Field, Tuesday. Rebuck replaces Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Defreese, right. Considering The person pictured is not an actual service member theological studies?? JOIN US AT For more information visit us at www.frbible.org Our Purpose: To see God progressively glorified through the equipping of His people. Our Mission: To provide easily accessible seminary training geared to a level of intensity appropriate to the church-based setting. VA Benefits Available Get a new set of keys... ... to your new or slightly used auto, that you can find in our Classified Section. For advertising information call 329-5236
6 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 7, 2012Miscellaneous Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationPoints only, nondeployable unit — Reinforcement Dining facility Friday Saturday-Sunday Monday-Thursday training units provide a “home” for Individual Ready Stack Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Reserve Soldiers who want to maintain Reserve 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. affiliation. Soldiers considering leaving troop Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. program unit assignment can consider the 6399th/ Wolf Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. 6404th RTU as a short- or long-term option. Benefits Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. include earning retirement points and “good” years; Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. optional monthly nonpaid drill weekends; continued military training; paid annual training opportunities; Warfighter Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. earning retirement points via correspondence courses; (Wilderness Road Complex) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and easy transfer to TPUs if desired. Contact Chief Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed Warrant Officer 4 Lake Gardner at 720-363-0511 or LaRochelle Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. email@example.com for more information. 10th SFG(A) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.German Armed Forces Military Proficiency Badge Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed — training and testing is conducted monthly. Events include swimming, marksmanship, track and field is overflowing or emergency service is required. personnel being reassigned stateside. The briefings events (100-meter dash, shot put, long jump or high • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan are held in building 1129, Freedom Performing Arts jump and 3,000-meter run or 1,000-meter swim) and Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and briefings start at 7:30 a 12-kilometer road march. Soldiers with physical mail.mil for service needs or to report complaints. a.m. Soldiers are required to bring Department limitations can also participate with an approved • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan of the Army Form 5118, signed by their unit alternate event authorized by medical personnel. Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey. personnel section, and a pen to complete forms. Upon completion of all required events, Soldiers are firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 526-4730/4583 for more information. awarded a gold, silver or bronze badge; level is • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — Army ROTC Green-to-Gold briefings — are held determined by results of the marksmanship and Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon road march. The award is authorized to be worn on email@example.com. at the education center, building 1117, room 120. the Class-A or Army Service Uniform. Soldiers • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs should submit packets through their chain of Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. command to Sgt. Michael Phillips at 526-5282 @mail.mil. Use this number to obtain self-help ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. first and third Wednesday of each month. Briefing Chief Warrant Officer David Douglas at 720-250- • Base operations contracting officer sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier Readiness 1221 or email email@example.com. representative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 Building, building 1042, room 244, on a first-come,Finance travel processing — All inbound and or email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions first-served basis. Soldiers must be within 120 days outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it on snow removal, grounds maintenance and of their expiration term of service, but must attend Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family contractor response to service orders. the briefing no later than 30 days prior to their ETS member travel, travel advance pay and travel pay • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at or start of transition leave. Call 526-2240/8458. inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. 524-0786 or email email@example.com to Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays in Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information. request latrines, for service or to report damaged building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m.First Sergeants’ Barracks Program — is located in or overturned latrines. Soldiers must be specialist-staff sergeant from any building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours of Legal services — provided at the Soldier Readiness military occupational specialty, have a general operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Processing site are for Soldiers undergoing the SRP technical score of at least 107, be a U.S. citizen, score office assists Soldiers with room assignments and process. The SRP Legal Office will only provide 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test, and terminations. For more information call 526-9707. powers of attorney or notary services to Soldiers pass a Special Forces physical. Call 524-1461 orSergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson processing through the SRP. Retirees, Family visit the website at http://www.bragg.army.mil/sorb. Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third members and Soldiers not in the SRP process can Tuesday of each month at the Family Connection receive legal assistance and powers of attorney at Hours of Operation Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC the main legal office located at 1633 Mekong St., is open to all active members and those interested building 6222, next to the Family Readiness Center. Central Issue Facility in becoming future SAMC members. The club was Legal assistance prepares powers of attorney and • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from originally a U.S. Forces Command organization of performs notary services on a walk-in basis from 7:30-10:30 a.m. elite noncommissioned officers but is now an 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and • Initial and partial issues — Monday- Armywide program for those who meet the criteria Fridays, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. and have proven themselves to be outstanding • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- NCOs through a board/leadership process. Contact Briefings Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the SAMC president, Staff Sgt. Thomas Witt, at • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — 526-5661 for more information. 75th Ranger Regiment briefings — are held Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m.Recycle incentive program — The Directorate of Tuesdays in building 1430, room 150, from noon • Full turn ins — by appointment only; call Public Works has an incentive program to prevent to 1 p.m. Soldiers must be private-sergeant first 526-3321. recyclable waste from going to the landfill. class with a minimum General Technical Score of • Unit issues and turn ins — Call 526- Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards 105; be a U.S. citizen; score 240 or higher on the 5512/6477 for approval. for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Carson Army Physical Fitness Test; and pass a Ranger Education Center hours of operation — The Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for physical. Call 524-2691 or visit http://www. Mountain Post Training and Education Center, the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every goarmy.com/ranger.html for more information. building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training — • Counselor Support Center — Monday- 526-5898 for more information about the program. is held Sept. 18-20 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in build- Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11Directorate of Public Works services — DPW is ing 1187 on Minnick Avenue, behind post car wash. a.m. to 4:30 p.m. responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort Class is limited to 50 people on a first-come, first- • Army Learning Center — Monday- Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance served basis. Contact Jean Graves at 526-5613/5614 Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. • Defense Activity for Nontraditional cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency Education Support and Army Personnel Testing — numbers and points of contact for services: Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. • Facility repair/service orders — Fort building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to building Carson Support Services service order desk can be 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA 217 and is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergencies processes to include turning in excess property, Claims Office hours — are Monday-Friday from 9 or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, reutilizing government property, web-based tools a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. on the first floor of damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. available, special handling of property and building 6222, 1633 Mekong Street. Shipment • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric environmental needs. To schedule an orientation, under Full Replacement Value claimants must Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. contact Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo.borrerorivera submit Department of Defense Form 1840R to the email@example.com when needing trash containers, trash @dla.mil for receiving/turn in; Mike Welsh at carrier within 75 days. Shipment under Defense firstname.lastname@example.org for reutilization/web tools; or Personal Property Program claimants must log into Rufus Guillory at email@example.com. the Defense Personal Property System at http:// BOSS meetings are held the Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to noon www.move.mil and report all the items online first and third Thursday the second and third Wednesday of each month at within 75 days. Claims must be submitted within of each month from 2-3:30 p.m. at The Foxhole. the Joel Hefley Community Center conference room, nine months directly with carriers to receive full Contact Cpl. Rachael Robertson at 6800 Prussman Ave. The Retirement Services Office replacement value for missing and destroyed 524-2677 or visit the BOSS office in room 106 of The recommends spouses accompany Soldiers to the items. All other claims should be submitted to Fort Hub for more information. Text “follow CarsonBOSS” briefing. Call 526-2840 for more information. Carson Claims Office within two years of the date to 40404 to receive updates and event information. Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays of delivery or date of incident. Call the Fort Carson for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays for Claims Office at 526-1355 for more information.
Sept. 7, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 7Rubber meets road in motorcycle check ride By Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner at the Kit Carson Memorial parking lot their periodic motorcycle check rides the purpose of the program is to serve 4th Infantry Division outside Fort Carson’s Gate 1, awaiting conducted as part of the Army as a voluntary motorcycle club where Public Affairs Office the signal to head out for Bent’s Old Motorcycle Mentorship Program to teach seasoned and newer riders can create a Fort, near La Junta. Soldiers how to perform proper preven- supportive environment of responsible Shiny, clean motorcycles leaned on The riders were Soldiers from tive maintenance checks and services on motorcycle enjoyment and riding.kickstands in a semicircle, as their Headquarters and Headquarters their motorcycles and how to ride safely. “They help everybody that’s a riderriders stood by with helmets and other Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, and the According to the U.S. Army understand their bikes,” said Sgt. Johnpersonal protective equipment in hand early morning ride Aug. 30 was one of Combat Readiness and Safety Center, Mendez, battalion master driver and company motorcycle mentor, Headquarters Support Company, HHBN, 4th Inf. Div. Soldiers learn how to identify problems with their bikes as well as gain knowledge from each other, he said. The check ride consisted of a number of activities. “The day before the ride, we go over safety inspections and make sure everyone’s ride is safe,” said Mendez. “It’s as simple as a PMCS on a military vehicle.” Within the PMCS portion, is a “T-CLOCKS” — tires, controls, lights, oil, chassis and kickstand — inspection, said Mendez. The morning of the ride, the Soldiers received a route and safety brief by the HHBN motorcycle mentor, Sgt. 1st Class James Sweeney, battalion military intelligence noncommis- sioned-officer-in-charge, who stressed the importance for allSoldiers with Headquarters Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, prepare for the See Motorcycle on Page 8battalion motorcycle check ride, Aug. 30. The riders traveled from the Kit Carson Memorial parking lot to Bent’s Old Fort, near La Junta. CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN DENTAL GROUP Serving the Cheyenne Mountain Community Since 1978 We accept Dr. Grant Dr. Bertsch military insurance Dr. VanOrman Dr. Koditek 3605 Star Ranch Road (corner of Star Ranch & Hwy. 115) 576-3276 Monday – Wednesday – Friday, 8a-5p Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7a-6p Accepting new patients! THE WILLIAM STORMS Free Online High School CSU COLORADO SPRINGS USED CARS AND TRUCKS William W. Storms, MD ALLERGY CLINIC Diagnosing and Treating Children and Adults: Matthew S. Bowdish, MD Serving High School Students Across Colorado Structured Flexibility Fast Convenient Military Friendly Free College Opportunities Local Academic Teams In (719) 955-6000 Colorado Springs and Fountain Roger@coloradospringsusedcarsandtrucks.com Supporting Military Families In Transition www.stormsallergy.com Let us be your referral doctors of choice. Ask your provider to refer you to the Storms Allergy Clinic. NOW We accept Tricare and Tricare for Life. ACCEPTIN APPLICATIO G NS Become a fan of the Colorado Springs Business Journal on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CSBizJournal Get breaking news and headlines throughout the day, learn about upcoming events, special offers and more! www.goalac.org 1-877-PRO-GOAL
8 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 7, 2012 Battery A and Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and the 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard stand ready in formation to pay tribute during the monthly retirement ceremony held at Founders Field, Aug. 29.‘Rolling Thunder’ honors retirees Story and photos by appreciation from the President of the said. “You’ve spent your whole life “Thank you for leading the way,” Staff Sgt. Ruth Pagán United States, a certificate of retirement dedicated to the Army, so now this is Rios said.2nd Brigade Combat Team Public and a certificate of authentication that your time to go out and enjoy your One retiree, Maj. Jonathan Landon,Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division accompanied an U.S. flag. family or whatever you want to do, so said to Soldiers still serving: “This is Soldiers offered well wishes to just enjoy it.” very special to me; it means a lot, but Seven Soldiers were honored at the the retirees. The ceremony was one way for it’s time to hand the flag on. So carry itmonthly retirement ceremony hosted “Congratulations on your careers Soldiers to show their gratitude for proudly, because I’ve worked hard toby 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery and enjoy your retirement,” Posey what the retirees have accomplished. leave it as something to be proud of.”Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team,4th Infantry Division, at FoundersField Aug. 29. “(These) Soldiers have spent thelast two plus decades in tremendousservice to our nation, and it is myprivilege to recognize them and to Col. Omar Jones IV,thank them for their service to our commander, 2ndgreat nation as they end their active Brigade Combatmilitary careers,” said Col. Omar Team, 4th InfantryJones IV, commander, 2nd BCT, 4th Division, pins Sgt.Inf. Div., during the ceremony. 1st Class Christian A formation of Soldiers from 3rd Alexander with theBn., 16th FA Reg., stood proud as a Meritorious Serviceshow of honor and respect during the Medal during aceremony. monthly retirement “It’s not just standing in formation,” ceremony atsaid Spc. Francisco Rios, Battery B, Founders Field, Aug.3rd Bn., 16th FA Reg. “It’s showing 29. Alexander’spride and showing them that we respect wife and two sonsthem for being in this long, and that we joined him whileare honored to be here and experience receiving thethe joy that they are feeling.” medal and received “I think this is wonderful and a certificates ofgreat tradition,” said Spc. Nicholas appreciation.Posey, Battery A, 3rd Bn., 16th FA Reg.“It’s nice to be able to honor these guysthat have made it through their fullArmy career.” Retirees received the MeritoriousService Medal as well as a certificate ofMotorcycle Mendez. “We’ll go over how to move as a group.” Ortiz. “No matter how good a rider you are, there’sfrom Page 7 The check rides are focused on safety, but the always something you can improve.” riders also have a lot of fun. The bonding that takes place between Soldiersriders to attend motorcycle check rides. “Getting everybody together is a wonderful thing, sharing their enjoyment of riding motorcycles is “(People) need to understand the check ride is and gives us a chance to bond in a different way,” said also important.not just to have fun, there is training (conducted) Pfc. Marvin Ortiz, Headquarters Support Company. “People who ride two-wheels up, it’s a brother-mid-ride … (This mentorship ride) is mainly about “It lets experienced riders share knowledge with hood, a sisterhood; it’s like a family gathering,”freeway driving; this is the first time we’ve ridden on newer riders.” said Mendez. “It’s for everyone to get experiencethe freeway,” said Sweeney. “People need to come out Ortiz said that he’s been riding for 15 years; his and have a good time.”and participate; they’ll have a good time.” Family owns a chopperbuilding business and his first The Soldiers were appreciative of the Army Mendez also commented on the type of training vehicle was a motorcycle, so he’s been around support of motorcycle safety as well.Soldiers receive during motorcycle check rides. motorcycles all his life. That doesn’t preclude him “I’m grateful that the Army has placed such “We’ll get people familiar with moving on high- from learning on the check ride, though. importance on this,” said Ortiz. “Every day you seeways; we’ve gone over different types of terrains, “For me, coming from a different place, it’s good riders making mistakes, and the Army sees it as a waygetting people familiar with their vehicles,” said to learn everybody’s routine and knowledge,” said of improving safety. I’ll give it my full support.”
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10 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 7, 2012 Sept. 7, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 11 EOD hosts civilian bomb squads Story and photos by Andrea Sutherland face-to-face helps build that relationship.” “Collaboration is key, (the conference) Mountaineer staff “It’s been first class,” said Jim McBrierty, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers met assistant international director, IABTI. “It’s been an absolutely fascinating show. … Bringing helped build their civilian counterparts for four days of workshops together law enforcement and local military and and training lanes Aug. 27-30 during the establishing those common minimum standards good rapport International Association of Bomb Technicians and so they can work together, it’s been a great Investigators regional conference. “It’s a big pow-wow,” said Capt. Austin Beaty, opportunity to bring the two sides together.” A worldwide organization, the IABTI has held and cross assistant operations officer, 242nd EOD Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group (EOD). “This (event) is a international conferences for 40 years, McBrierty said. August’s regional conference marked the train.” — Sgt. Jared Carrington sharing of information and ideas.” second time the event was held at Fort Carson. Beaty said 30 Soldiers and 30 civilian police “It’s always nice to collaborate,” said Staff Sgt. officers and bomb technicians attended the two-day Michael Podemski, 749th Ordnance Company, conference in Colorado Springs and the subsequent 242nd EOD. “We need to be able to work with Master Sgt. Jason Gerber leads a two-day training at Fort Carson. them and vice versa.” workshop on identifying military “I think it’s excellent,” said Jay Parker, explosive Whenever civilian departments discover military ordnance Aug. 28 during the technician, Pitkin County Sherriff’s Department in ordnance, the Army must handle and dispose of International Association of Bomb Aspen. “(The Soldiers) will be our future law it, Beaty said. Technicians and Investigators enforcements. Getting us working together is an “Collaboration is key,” said Sgt. Jared conference held at the Crowne excellent idea. They think one way; we think another Carrington, 749th Ord. “(The conference) helped Plaza in Colorado Springs. … We’re all in the same community together.” build good rapport and cross train.” Soldiers and civilians shared leadership On ranges 121 and 141, integrated teams of with Joe Tenant, a bomb technician from Denver great training. Learning how (Soldiers) teach it, responsibilities, each teaching workshops and leading civilians and Soldiers completed eight training Police Department, and Staff Sgt. Scott Cotner, train it — it’s fantastic.” training in their respective fields. Workshops included lanes that depicted both stateside and overseas 62nd Ord., 242nd EOD, for the scenario. Soldiers and civilians traded off throughout the briefs on software capabilities, X-ray interpretation, scenarios including ordnance identif ication, Tye and Tenant watched intently as Cotner training lanes, allowing each to take the leadership ordnance recognition, improvised tools and briefs on diagnostics and precision shot. worked, helping when needed. role when necessary. Michelle Tye, second from left, sets up a percussion actuated neutralizer during a training scenario Aug. 30 current trends, both domestic and abroad. In one scenario, dubbed “hand entry,” the “I learned so much right here,” Tye said. “He “We get a lot of military ordnance,” said Bill at Range 121. Tye, a police officer with the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, was one of 30 civilians “The great thing about this is they can see team had to disarm a bomb rigged to a hostage was unbelievable.” Betts, regional explosive unit coordinator for the participating in a weeklong conference hosted by the International Association of Bomb Technicians and our capabilities,” said Master Sgt. Jason Gerber, holding a detonator switch. “I could tell he knew what he was doing,” Colorado Springs Police Department. “To have Investigators held in Colorado Springs and at Fort Carson. Both civilians and explosive ordnance disposal Soldiers operations noncommissioned officer-in-charge, Michelle Tye, a police officer with the Tenant said. “We know what we’re doing, too, but (the Soldiers) put on these classes and teach us participated in the event, sharing lessons learned from the field. 242nd EOD. “This instills confidence. Meeting Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, partnered he probably does this more than we do. 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Sept. 7, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 13Wellness fairpromotes health,awareness Story and photos by In addition to promoting health and Spc. Nathan Thome wellness, the fair signified the start of4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office Suicide Prevention Month in September, increasing awareness of the resources and Soldiers and Family members learned services to help Soldiers and Families inabout physical, mental and spiritual wellness the struggle against suicide.during the Fort Carson Wellness Fair at the “During the month of September,Forrest Resiliency Center, Aug. 30. there are going to be activities dealing The open house provided guests with an with suicide prevention, talking aboutopportunity to freely explore the resiliency resiliency, and helping our force, whichcenter, talk to health educators and test includes not only our Soldiers, but ourout physical fitness equipment. Families as well,” said Chisholm. “The wellness fair explains and educates The fair included a booth dedicated toSoldiers and Families about what body, suicide prevention, topped with brochures,mind and spiritual wellness is,” said Rod resources and places to go for help.Chisholm, deputy garrison commander. “I think this event shows there are“Folks who have questions can come in people who care and want to help those inand look at all the different aspects of what need, whether to promote health, or helpit means to be a well person, and use the those contemplating suicide,” said Camp.resources we provide to attain wellness.” “Everybody is part of the team, and the Guests checked out stands topped with Army wants us to succeed.”information and received a first-hand look Sgt. Shawn McMurray, 62nd Engineer Company, 4that services available in the facility. Engineer Battalion, runs on a treadmill to elevate his heart “The wellness fair was an opportunity for rate during the Fort Carson Wellness Fair at the Forrestme to gather information about the facility Resiliency Center, Aug. 30. The cardio exercise determinedand what types of services they offer ... which McMurray’s average heart rate and how many caloriesincluded support, dealing with health, weight, he needs to eat in a day to lose weight or stay in shape.exercise and stress relief,” said BrendaDonlin, spouse of Maj. John Donlin, 4th Rod Chisholm, deputy garrison commander, addressesBrigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. Soldiers and Families about the importance of Donlin learned that, as a spouse of a health and wellness, and suicide preventiondeployed Soldier, she is eligible for services awareness of during the Fort Carson Wellness Fairspecifically for spouses. at the Forrest Resiliency Center, Aug. 30. “I really enjoy events like these, becausewhenever I move to a new place, I wantto know what the post has that I can use to Krys Bankard, health promotion technician, Armybetter my life and improve the quality of Wellness Center, explains the health benefits of thelife for my Soldier,” said Donlin. Bod Pod to, from left, Pfc. Jose Morales Rodriguez, Sgt. One of the features of the wellness John Camp, Sgt. Shawn McMurray, and Sgt. Timothyfair included the “Bod Pod,” which measures Hargers, all assigned to 62nd Engineer Company, 4thbody composition, body fat and tissue Engineer Battalion, during the Fort Carson Wellnessmass to help Soldiers reach the Army’s Fair at the Forrest Resiliency Center, Aug. 30.physical standard. “The Bod Pod is Fort Carson’s newesttoy, which is the gold standard in bodycomposition measurement,” said Tony Hinz,nurse educator, Army Wellness Center. “Weplace Soldiers inside the capsule and thenmeasure, with up to 99-percent accuracy,their level of body fat and composition.” Another service determined a person’sresting metabolic rate to show Soldiers howmany calories they burn in their restingstate and how many calories they need toeat in a day to lose weight or stay in shape. Soldiers and Families took theopportunity to use the facility equipmentto check their body fat percentage and,after five minutes of cardio exercise, theiraverage heart rate. “The Army has put a lot of effortinto looking out for the well-being ofSoldiers and their Families,” said Sgt.John Camp, 62nd Engineer Company,4th Engineer Battalion. Soldiers responded positively to thefair, organizing their units to set upappointments for each Soldier to learntheir body composition. “Soldiers are feeling really cared for inthe fact that they are getting individualizedresults and can use the information wegive them to improve their physical fitnessand overall wellness,” said Hinz.
14 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 7, 2012Domestic violence, sexual assault24/7 hotlinesoffer hope By Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner According to the Fort Carson Resource By definition 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office Pamphlet for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, the SHARP hotline is specifically A husband twists his wife’s arm and slams for Soldier victims of sexual assault.her against the wall to remind her who is in “The SHARP number has been around sincecharge before going to drink with friends. A wife SHARP stood up in March,” said Hollis. “The The following definitions are provided by the Forttells her husband he is lazy, stupid and worthless, (victim advocate) hotline has been around for Carson Resource Pamphlet for Sexual Assault andand she doesn’t know why she’s still with him. 10 years, although the new number has only Domestic Violence: Both of these examples, and the many been around for the last couple of months.”gradations in between, are instances of domestic No matter which line is called. victims will Sexual assaultviolence. Fortunately, there are people at still get help. Sexual assault is defined as intentional sexual contact,Fort Carson ready and willing to help. “We work well with SHARP,” said Hollis. characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of The Fort Carson community has two, “We will do a warm hand-off with them if authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent.24/7 hotlines in place for victims of domestic a Soldier that falls under SHARP contacts us, ✔ Types include rape, nonconsensual sodomy, indecentviolence and sexual assault — the Army and vice versa.”Community Service victim advocate phone It’s important to note that spouses of assault (unwanted and inappropriate sexual contactnumber is 719-243-7907 and the Sexual active-duty military can use the services of or fondling), or attempts to commit these actsHarassment Assault Response Prevention victim advocates. ✔ Consent not given by lack of physical resistancenumber is 719-338-9654. “Spousal sexual assault is domestic violence, by the victim There are two numbers, because they and advocates are here to help,” said Hollis. ✔ Consent unable to be given when a victim is asleep,address slightly different audiences. “When a married active-duty Soldier sexually incapacitated or unconscious “The victim advocates hotline is for any assaults their active-duty spouse, the victim ✔ Can occur regardless of gender, spousal relationshipadult victim of domestic violence who is a can choose to work with the installation or age of victimmilitary identification cardholder, or any sexual victim advocate, SHARP, or both.”assault victim who is an adult (Family member) These hotlines provide an essential service Domestic violenceID cardholder,” said Gail Hollis, victim to the Fort Carson community. Domestic violence is defined as a pattern ofadvocate, Army Community Service. “This “Unfortunately in society, predators abound,” abusive behavior that is used by an intimate partnernumber is for any military, or military (Family said Master Sgt. Jose A. Colon-Rivera, leadmembers), who are in need of domestic violence SHARP representative, 4th Infantry Division. to gain or maintain power and control over thecrisis intervention, safety planning, and in “Even though we do everything we can to other intimate partnerunrestricted cases, command notification.” prevent sexual harassment and assault from ✔ Types of actions/threat of actions that influence While the hotline is available at all times, occurring, it’s a fact of life; it happens. another person include physical, sexual, emotionalit is recommended that victims ensure their “Whenever it happens, these hotlines and economic.own immediate safety before contacting provide a way for the victim to reach out to ✔ Behaviors include intimidation, manipulation,the victim advocate hotline. somebody and receive immediate support. humiliation, isolation or frightening, terrorizing, “If you are in danger, you need to call Medical support, law enforcement support, coercing, threatening, blaming, hurting, injuring911 first,” said Hollis. “Also, we do not handle legal support, counseling: the people manning or wounding someonechild abuse calls; during work hours you need the hotlines are trained to assist in theirto contact Social Work Services, 526-5050 or recovery (24-7).”526-4584, or the (Evans Army CommunityHospital) emergency room, 526-7111.” After being contacted by phone, victimadvocates are willing to reach out in person to Resourceshelp, within the constraints of their position. “We will go to the hospital to see the victim Army Community Service victim advocate hotline: 719-243-7907and talk about a safety plan and some of their Sexual Harassment Assault Response Prevention hotline: 719-338-9654options,” said Leah Goss, victim advocate, ACS.“We are not allowed to respond to residences, Army Sexual Harassment Assault Response Prevention program:however, to protect our personal safety.” http://www.sexualassault.army.mil The domestic abuse hotline was created to DOD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response: http://www.sapr.milanswer a specific need within the community. “The hotline was produced because the law Military One Source: http://www.militaryonesource.milenforcement and emergency room personnel Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network: http://www.rainn.orgneeded resources for victims of sexual assaultand domestic violence to help victims create National Sexual Violence Resource Center: http://www.nsvrc.orgimmediate safety plans,” said Hollis.
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16 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 7, 2012 Sept. 7, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 17 Army focuses efforts on Family well-being By Kirk Frady risk and resilience factors among military personnel. to help Soldiers and Family members improve include the Comprehensive Soldier and Family valuable life skills which helps to better cope in Army Medicine Agencies and organizations throughout their ability to cope with the stresses associated Fitness, or CSF2, program, which the Army stressful situations, bounce back from adversity, the Army are planning appropriate educational with military service, to include separation, instituted in 2012. CSF2 an update to the and avoid self-defeating behavior. CSF2 resilience WASHINGTON — The Army has activities to observe the Army’s Suicide Prevention deployments and financial pressures. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, which training will help commanders with “Health of designated September as Suicide Prevention Month. The Department of the Army will sponsor The increased use of these services indicates equips and trains Soldiers, Family members and the Force” issues to include suicide prevention. Month and joins the nation in observing a health fair in the Pentagon Courtyard, Wednesday- that Soldiers and Families are using these Army civilians for the psychological as well as For assistance, Soldiers and Family members can World Suicide Prevention Day, Monday, Thursday, with representation from various programs. For example, the number of Soldiers physical rigors of sustained operations. contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline/ and National Suicide Prevention Week, government and non-government agencies. Similar that have been seen in behavioral health clinics The CSF2 training equips individuals with Military Crisis Line at 800-273-TALK (8255). Monday-Sept. 14. activities will occur throughout the Army. has steadily increased over the past five years, The Army will expand its observance Former NFL player Herschel Walker will attend the total number of behavioral health clinic with events occurring during the entire the health fair to share his testimony with attendees. visits increased, and the number of Soldiers that month of September, focusing efforts on total Army Family well-being, resilience, A Suicide Prevention Web page has been established on the Army Suicide Prevention website to facilitate participate in Strong Bonds marital retreats has increased. These types of programs are geared Leaders tackle stigma stigma reduction and positive results suicide prevention training and resource needs toward getting the Army out “in front” of the suicide, Stigma toward seeking behav- Soldiers are overcoming those messaging is included in all achieved by getting involved and at http://www.preventsuicide.army.mil. and will ultimately help lower suicide rates. ioral health support is a national stigma barriers. It will take suicide prevention training videos reaching out for help. Public Service Announcements with senior “Despite the tough enemies our Army encoun- problem which the Army takes time to change this culture, l Strategic communications “We are committed to every Soldier leaders’ messaging have been developed and tered in Iraq and Afghanistan, suicide is the toughest very seriously. Numerous surveys but through actions and initiatives launched to promote and our efforts are focused on prevention disseminated throughout the Army to support enemy we’ve faced, and I’m confident we will defeat indicate that some Soldiers are example, Army leaders are help-seeking behavior for well before the individual chooses Army leaders. A stand down has been directed by this enemy,” said Joseph Westphal, undersecretary reluctant to seek help because beginning that transformation. Soldiers and their Families (to suicide as their only option,” said Lt. Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin of the Army. “I’ve served as a senior leader in they view it as a sign of weakness, Army leaders have include PSAs using celebrities Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army Surgeon III for Sept. 27. The theme for the stand down is the Army and various capacities, across several or they believe their leaders will developed and implemented as well as Army leaders) General and commander of the U.S. “Shoulder to Shoulder, We Stand up for Life.” administrations, and I have never seen a challenge view it as a sign of weakness. numerous initiatives to address l Policy revisions have Army Medical Command. “Leaders across our Army recognize that the that, when Army leadership put their minds to it, However, over the past the issue of stigma as it relates been promulgated to discontinue To reduce the number of suicides, health of our Soldiers, Army civilians, and Family they weren’t able to address it successfully.” several years there has been to seeking behavioral (mental) use of the term “mental” the Army is taking a holistic approach to members is a top priority,” Austin said. “We remain The Army has expanded its Applied Suicide a decrease in the percentage health services including: when referring to mental health promotion, risk reduction and committed to doing what is needed to care for Intervention Skills Training, or ASIST, efforts and of Soldiers that hold these l The collocation of health services and replace it suicide prevention. It takes into account our most precious asset — our people — thereby developed and fielded a number of training tools views. At the same time, the behavioral health and primary with “behavioral” the challenges derived from financial, ensuring a healthy and resilient force for the future.” to facilitate units’ training. Other resources number of Soldiers who are health care providers l Continued exploration relationship, legal, substance abuse Defeating suicide will take active involvement include ACE cards, Suicide Prevention Training using treatment programs (Respect-Mil and Medical of opportunities to employ and medical issues. The Army has from everyone. Civilian and military research Tip cards, Leaders’ Guides and videos. Additional such as behavioral health and Home Model) within medical confidential behavioral health partnered with the National Institute on suicide has demonstrated that it is a complex resources may be accessed on the Army G-1, substance abuse has steadily service facilities and related services of Mental Health to conduct the phenomenon which defies easy solutions. The Army Suicide Prevention website. increased which indicates l Stigma reduction — Kirk Frady largest behavioral health study of has expanded access to services and programs Other programs designed to combat suicide 34th Annual Holly Berry House FOLK ART FESTIVAL BOOK NOW FOR THE HOLIDAYS When it Professionals in Dentistry, LLC comes to Public Dr. Ryan D. Baros & & Dr. Ryan D. 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18 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 7, 2012Claims to the estate cooling. Repairs to the chiller is anticipated within the next several weeks. The DirectorateCommand Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Griffin — With of Public Works apologizes for any inconvenience deepest regret to the Family of the deceased. this may cause. DPW will notify facility Anyone having claims against or indebtedness managers of outages or changes to the cooling to his estate should contact 2nd Lt. Eric Tyson system due to the repairs. Call the DPW at 631-902-8953. Operations and Maintenance DivisionMaj. Thomas Kennedy— With deepest regret to at 526-9241, 719-491-2943 or email bruce. the Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. against or indebtedness to his estate should School lunch and breakfast program — School contact 2nd Lt. Cort Mukina at 814-460-5455. District 8 is accepting applications for theStaff Sgt. Christopher J. Birdwell — With deepest national School Lunch and School Breakfast regret to the Family of the deceased. Anyone programs. Application forms are being provided having claims against or indebtedness to his to all homes with a letter to parents. Additional estate should contact 2nd Lt. Thomas W. Cagle copies are available in each school. The at 325-212-8867. information provided on the application isSpc. Nerissa Cruz — With deepest regret to the confidential and will be used only for the Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims purpose of determining eligibility and verifying against or indebtedness to her estate should data. Applications may be submitted any time contact 1st Lt. Amber Sanchez at 719-534-3662. during the school year. Contact Dawn MunizSpc. Mabry J. Anders — With deepest regret to the at 719-382-1334 or email DMuniz@FFC8.org Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims for more information. against or indebtedness to his estate should contact Ambulance service — Fort Carson officials urge 2nd Lt. Samuel E. Gooding at 734-478-3104. community members to contact emergencyPfc. Ryan Kennedy — With deepest regret to the personnel by calling 911 instead of driving Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims personal vehicles to the emergency room. against or indebtedness to his estate should In the event of a life- or limb-threatening contact 1st Lt. Yancy Bush at 228-229-6965. emergency, skilled paramedics and ambulance crew will be able to administer critical careUpcoming events and aid. Contact the Emergency DepartmentHispanic History Month — Community members at 526-7111 for more information. may attend the Hispanic Heritage Month New prescription policy — All handwritten Observance Sept. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 prescriptions from a TRICARE network p.m. at the Elkhorn Conference Center. provider will be filled at the Soldier and FamilyCareer fair and workshop — The Wounded Warrior Care Center located adjacent to and east of Project hosts a career fair and workshop Thursday Evans Army Community Hospital. When to Sept. 15 at the Colorado Springs Marriott at calling in for refills on those prescriptions, 5580 Tech Center Drive. Contact Aaron Miranda beneficiaries will continue to use the SFCC. at email@example.com or call A dedicated refill window in this facility will 904-349-5327 for more information or to reduce wait time. The SFCC pharmacy is open Ongoing events register for the event. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Blood drive — The U.S. Air Force Academy hosts its The pharmacy is located on the first floor Yard sales — can be held on post the first and third annual three-day Armed Services Blood Program near the east entrance of the facility; park in the Saturday of the month through December. Post blood drive in Arnold Hall Monday-Wednesday “G” lot, east of the building. Call 719-503-7067 residents set up their items in front of their homes. from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit https://www. or 719-503-7068 for more information. Single Soldiers and Families who reside off militarydonor.com/index.cfm to register by using Warrior Family Medicine becomes Iron Horse — post can set up in the building 5510 parking lot. the sponsor code USAFA1. Appointments are not Effective immediately, the name of Warrior Yard sales are organized and conducted by required, but are encouraged. Donors must be 17 Family Medicine Clinic has changed to Iron the Installation Mayoral Program, the Directorate years old or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and Horse Family Medicine Clinic. The clinic is of Public Works Housing Liaison Office and the have a state or federal form of photo identification. still located on the second floor of Evans Army Balfour Beatty Family Housing Office. Call thePrivately Owned Weapon Range safety days — Community Hospital. Hours of operation are Mayoral Program at 526-8303 or Army Community the Fort Carson Privately Owned Weapon from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 526-9277 for Service at 526-4590 for more information. range hosts safety days Sept. 22 and Oct. 20. more information. Seeking speakers — The Fort Carson Public Affairs Contact Master Sgt. Willie R. Chatman Sr. at 2-1-1 data expands to two counties — The Office is seeking Soldiers, Family members and 526-3058 or Jose L. Colon-Rosa at 526-9717 Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments civilians from Fort Carson to speak about their for more information. has partnered with Pikes Peak United Way work, training and varied experiences to publicRetiree Appreciation Day — The annual Retiree to include 2-1-1 data for El Paso and organizations throughout the Pikes Peak region. Appreciation Day takes place Oct. 13 from Teller counties in the Network of Care for Speakers must be well-qualified professionals 7 a.m. to noon at McMahon Auditorium and the servicemembers, veterans and their Families. who know how to capture and maintain an Special Events Center. Call 526-0682, 526-2260 The service directory component of the audience’s attention for 20-30 minutes. Speakers or 524-2342 for more information. Network of Care now includes more than should be comfortable speaking to businesses, 1,500 local resources to assist the military professional organizations, community leaders,General announcements community, service providers and others. civic groups and schools. Contact Community Visit http://pikespeak.networkofcare.org for Relations at 526-1246 or 526-1256.Car wash construction — In an effort to improve more information. Al-Anon meetings — Al-Anon is a 12-step program its services, the Mountain Post Car Wash is Share-a-Ride — is a free online car pool for families and friends of alcoholics (admitted or undergoing construction to upgrade an automatic coordination to and from post, as well as van not). Meetings take place in the conference room bay to an express wash. The facility remains pool options, typically for those commuting of The Colorado Inn at 6 p.m. every Monday. open 24-hours for business and the staff will 30 or more miles to post. Riders are matched Attendance is free and anyone can attend these do its best to accommodate customers during based on their origination and destination points, open, anonymous meetings. Contact Al-Anon construction. Contact Mike Jimenez at as well as days and times of travel. Users specify Service Center at 719-632-0063 for information. 719-226-2850 for more information. whether they are offering a ride, need a ride or if Nutrition counseling and classes — The EvansTRICARE online access — TRICARE patients will they are interested in sharing driving duties. When Army Community Hospital Nutrition Care no longer be able to access online accounts with a “match” is found, users are notified immediately Division offers nutrition counseling on a healthy MHS/iAS username and password. Users must of rider options, allowing them to contact and diet, weight loss or gain, high cholesterol, either use a registered Department of Defense coordinate ridesharing within minutes. Access hypertension, diabetes, sports nutrition and other Common Access Card or register for a DOD the ride-share portal by visiting http://www. nutrition-related diseases or illnesses. Nutrition Self-Service Logon. Visit: www.dmdc.osd.mil/ carson.army.mil/paio/sustainability.html. classes include heart-healthy/lipid, weight loss, identitymanagement. Patients may also receive Vanpools — Vanpools serve commuters who pregnancy nutrition, commissary tour/healthy personal assistance in creating an account by travel on Interstate 25, Powers Boulevard, shopping and sports nutrition. To schedule an visiting the TRICARE Service Center at Evans Security-Widefield and Fountain. Vanpool costs appointment, call the TRICARE appointment Army Community Hospital or Veterans Affairs for Soldiers and civilians may be reduced (or free) line at 719-457-2273. To register for a class, Regional Office. when using the Army Mass Transit Benefit subsidy. call the Nutrition Care Division at 526-7290.Cooling system undergoes repairs — One of the The program provides the van, maintenance and Take Off Pounds Sensibly — meets in the Grant two chilling systems that provide cooling for repairs, insurance, fuel and has an Emergency Library conference room Thursdays. Weigh-in the majority of the “banana belt” area of the Ride Home feature. Go to http://tinyurl.com/ is from 5-5:45 p.m. and the meeting is from cantonment is undergoing emergency repairs. FtCarsonVanPool for further details, and to reserve 6-7 p.m. Annual membership fee is $26 and Buildings in the area, which include barracks, a spot. Contact Anneliesa Barta, Sustainable Fort includes the TOPS magazine. Monthly dues dining facilities, gyms and administrative Carson at 526-6497 or email anneliesa.m.barta. are $5. Call Norma Rook at 719-531-7748 or buildings, are currently receiving limited firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. TOPS at 800-932-8677 for more information.
20 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 7, 2012Mountaineer celebrates 70th year Editor’s note: In the first few months that To mark the first anniversary of CampCamp Carson existed, there was no newspaper. Carson’s newspaper, a two-page pictureBut about June 1942 a public affairs staff began story was published in the Sept. 9, 1943,to supply stories to the local Colorado Springs issue to show the Mountaineer at Work.Gazette and Telegraph, which were published in At that time, three Soldiers werethe regular newspaper. As the stories grew in employed full time: Pvt. Ray Cox,number, they were grouped onto one page. Pfc. Leon Reed and Pvt. Ralph Davis.Eventually, two pages of the town paper were Many others contributed to the paper,necessary to print the camp news. including part timers, columnists and The Public Relations Office was given the company reporters.go-ahead to publish its own paper, the Camp These pictures are reprintedCarson Mountaineer which started as an from the Sept. 9, 1943, photo review,eight-page edition Sept. 10, 1942. The two telling the behind the scenes story ofarticles below are being reprinted from that the newspaper in celebration of theedition, pictured at right. first anniversary of the Mountaineer.Camp Carson Mountaineer InauguratedNewspaper to Be PublishedWeekly for Carson Soldiers By Pvt. Ray Cox and this involved careful consideration of Statement of Policy The Camp Carson Mountaineer comes articles with the subsequent eliminationon the scene as the contribution of the Public of some because of lack of space.Relations Office to the men of camp, in The final step was accomplishedhopes that the men will thereby become when the Public Relations Office wasbetter informed on events of interest to them given the go-ahead signal on supervising The days of a single page in a local newspaper are over forand that a closer contact may be established the publishing of its own paper, which, Camp Carson. We now have a paper all our own. And rightfullybetween the members of the numerous units. it was agreed, was to start as an so too, for we believe that every camp should have its own When this office began its operations, eight-page edition. This increase in individual medium of news.slightly more than three months ago, its available space and the freedom of being Not only is a camp paper a special added feature of camp lifeactivities were confined to supplying a able to decide itself which articles are but it may also serve a more definite, though intangible purpose.very few stories concerning the camp to to run give greater latitude to this office It can serve to act as a very powerful factor in cementing the entirethe Colorado Springs Gazette and and enables it better to carry out the camp together. A better understanding of the various units locatedTelegraph newspaper. As time went on, duties it is intrusted with. on the post, resulting in greater tolerance of these various unitsthe supply of material supplied the town The stories and articles appearing in the for one another, can be instilled in the soldiers through thepaper kept increasing until the stories had Mountaineer will concern themselves with pages of a camp paper. Civilians reading the camp newspaperto be grouped onto a regular Army page activities occurring on the camp or near gain a fuller conception of life and activities going on in theeach week. Two pages was the next step enough to the camp to be of particular Army camp. This, then is the justification for such a project. interest to the men located It shall be the policy of the Camp Carson Mountaineer to present here. All news matter will be as complete a picture as possible of news events and happenings supplied by the regular staff which occur on or near the post and which should prove of interest to of the Mountaineer and the the men of this camp. No attempt will be made to cover the outside numerous representatives news field. Civilian papers are better and more fully equipped to from the 89th Division who handle this side of the picture and such coverage will be left to them. are serving in their free time It is the hope of the paper of Camp Carson that it may as reporters. Distribution satisfactorily justify its existence along these prescribed lines. of the Mountaineer will It is new and still in the process of formation so is receptive to be made through company suggestions and criticisms, which may be addressed to the Editor orderly rooms. at the Public Relations Office. Right: One of the press boys takes the papers off the press and stacks them for bundling. The papers were then picked up by the press truckAbove: Staff and hauled to theSgt. Ray Cox, MountaineerPfc. Leon office at CampReed and Pvt. Carson where theyRalph Davis were counted andplan the wrapped for eachlayout for the outfit in camp.next editionof the CampCarson Left: Cpl. PaulMountaineer. Yamada, the “ace photographer” prepares to take another photo for the Camp Carson Mountaineer.
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22 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 7, 2012 Sept. 7, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 23 High Altitude, the 4th Infantry Divisionrock band, performs at the“Fourth on the Third” in Iron Horse Park, Monday.Labor Day brings ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Story and photos by Andrea Sutherland Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Mountaineer staff Brigade, and friends. “Everything is fantastic — the music, the food, the As the fall colors peeked through the leaves of atmosphere,” she said. “We missed having fireworksthe trees at Iron Horse Park, Paul Borrillo donned his this year so this makes up for it.”red, white and blue suit and top hat to celebrate a The traditional celebration, known as the “Fourthholiday typically enjoyed in July. on the Third,” is typically held in July, but was cancelled “It’s still an American holiday and what better way due to high fire danger and devastation caused by theto celebrate than on a military base,” said Borrillo, dressed Waldo Canyon Fire.as Uncle Sam. Toni Savino, recreation specialist for the Directorate Although Labor Day marked the unofficial end of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, saidof summer, the Fort Carson community gathered to moving the event went smoothly.commemorate the Fourth of July with family activities, “It was seamless,” she said. “We had everythingfireworks and live music performed by High Altitude, planned out. We kept a lot of the same elements andthe 4th Infantry Division rock band. moved it to this event.” Susanne Fleet attended the event with her husband, Savino said more than 4,000 community membersChief Warrant Officer 2 Tim Fleet, 68th Combat attended the event, which featured paintball, bungee trampolines and a rock climbing wall. “It went great,” she said. “We had a good crowd. We had great activities for the events. The 4th Inf. Div. band rocked it.” Spc. Zechariah Gonzales, 984th Military Police Company, 759th MP Battalion, said he and his son, Malakai, enjoyed the live music. “This is great,” he said. The delayed festivities meant Malakai could finally enjoy his first Fourth of July fireworks display. “He’s 14 months (old) so this is his first,” Makena Keracik, 10, soars through Gonzales said. “We’re excited.” the air on the bungee trampoline. Dressed as Uncle Sam, Paul Borrillo passes out candy to anxious children Monday at Iron Horse Park. Fireworks light up the sky above Iron Horse Park Monday at Children play on the merry- the “Fourth on the Third” celebration. Typically held in July, go-round at the playground the festivities had to be postponed due to high fire danger.Layout by Jeanne Mazerall in Iron Horse Park, Monday.
24 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 7, 2012TriWest explains referral processCommentary by Brian P. Smith before making the appointment can (when available). Those who live account and receive an email TriWest Healthcare Alliance save time and money. You can quickly near a military installation with a notification when the referral is start managing referral information medical clinic that offers the required processed — usually within a day or Your primary care manager by registering at http://TriWest.com. specialty care may be assigned to two of the primary doctor submittingsuggests you go see a specialist. When a patient needs care that the military clinic for care. the request. Once received, log intoMaybe it’s for an evaluation or for his primary doctor can’t provide, he When the referral request is http://TriWest.com to find out whoa specific treatment, you just know will get a referral to see someone authorized, TriWest will provide will be providing the specialty care.you need to make another appointment else. The request for a referral goes the name and contact information Beneficiaries can choose to receive aand want to make it quickly. to TriWest Healthcare Alliance for of the network specialist and the letter in the mail with their specialist Whether this is your first referral processing and matching the needed expiration date of the referral — if information, but that may take up toor the 50th, having all the information care with a local network specialist the appointment isn’t made within the 10 days after the request is made. time allowed you may have to go back Those who don’t go to a to the primary doctor for a new referral. TRICARE network specialist (or The request for a referral goes to Patients contact the network specialist and make an appointment. the military clinic if assigned to go there) could end up paying TriWest Healthcare Alliance for Network providers will submit claims to TriWest and send any out-of-pocket for their care. The TriWest Provider Directory processing and matching the needed results back to the primary doctor. TRICARE Standard and can help locate nearby network specialists by specialty, location TRICARE Extra plans don’t require or by name. The interactive care with a local network specialist referrals or primary care managers. provider directory is available at There are, however, higher out-of- http://TriWest.com/ProviderDirectory (when available). pocket costs for care under those plans. Register for a TriWest.com or http://m.TriWest.com on mobile devices. CSUCOLORADO SPRINGS USED CARS AND TRUCKS Le t b e yo u r p e r s o n a l m e c h a n i c . 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Sept. 7, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 27JAG explains divorce process Commentary by divorce. If you are filing individually, plan outlines how you want Capt. Kurtis Maciorowski you also need to file a summons. This is the child custody to Chief, Legal Assistance Division the document that informs your spouse be decided. If both of the upcoming divorce proceeding. parties agree, The first step in filing for divorce If you are filing individually, you only one form isin Colorado is determining if the state will have to have your spouse served needed. If you If there arecourt system has jurisdiction — the with all three of these documents. disagree on still unresolvedauthority to grant the divorce. You cannot give these documents to child custody, issues after mediation, Once you have determined that the your spouse yourself; a disinterested each party the court will schedule aColorado court system has the authority person who is 18 or older must hand should fill out contested hearing. This isto grant the divorce, you must then deliver these documents. Once these their own where both parties presentdecide how you want to file. You have documents are served, you must versions of evidence and attempt totwo choices: jointly or individually. provide proof of this delivery to the the form. convince the court to agree withJoint filing means that both parties court. If filing jointly, you do not need After these forms their respective positions. Afterwill fill out the court documents to have the papers served. have been filed with the the Colorado court decides the detailstogether. This is generally only a good The next step is the completion of Colorado court, a date will be of the case, it will issue a final divorceidea if you both agree on most aspects a number of forms. These forms will established for an initial status decree. If there are children of theof the divorce. In the alternative, vary, depending on whether you and conference, which is an opportunity to marriage, there must be a finalyou may file individually without the your spouse have children together. discuss the status of the case. These hearing, regardless of whether youconsent of your spouse. Whether or not you and your spouse are not required in all cases. If both and your spouse agree on all matters. On initial filing in Colorado, you have children, you will both need to parties agree on all aspects of the This article does not cover allwill have to submit either two or three complete financial statements which divorce and there are no children the issues or procedures involved indocuments with the court, depending on provides information to the court about involved, a divorce decree may be obtaining a divorce in Colorado. Thehow you are filing. In both cases, you the assets and debts of both parties. It is entered by the court on the 92nd day Legal Assistance Office provides awill have to file an information sheet vital that any information put on this after filing, without the need for a video divorce briefing at 9:30 a.m.and a petition. The information sheet form is correct and that you disclose hearing. If there are disagreements Monday and Wednesday, and atprovides some general information everything the form requires. If you about the details of the divorce, the 2 p.m. Thursday. Contact the Fortabout you and your spouse to the have children together, you will also court may order both parties to attend Carson Legal Assistance Office atcourt. The petition is the document have to fill out a parenting plan and mediation. This is a chance to resolve 526-5572 for more information orthat actually asks the court to grant the child support worksheets. The parenting issues before a formal court hearing. to schedule an appointment.AR 608-99Regulation details financial support requirements Legal Assistance Office where and with whom a Soldier’s dependents live has two provisions for releasing a Soldier from the can change the distribution of the support payment. support obligation to his spouse. Soldiers are required to provide adequate First, AR 608-99 paragraph 2-14 recognizesfinancial support to their dependents How much support should I pay? several specific situations that allow a battalionwhen they are physically separated. The Army uses a chart based on rank, updated commander to release a Soldier from paying Army Regulation 608-99 details the financial yearly, to determine how much support a Soldier support. Second, a special court martial conveningsupport requirements for Soldiers with dependents, must pay per month to his Family members. authority may release a Soldier on the basis ofincluding whether a Soldier is required to pay This chart is based on a non-locality Basic fundamental fairness, but this argument requiressupport, how much a Soldier must pay and Allowance for Housing rate, which means that it does substantial factual support. No matter thewhether a Soldier qualifies for a release from not consider the actual BAH a Soldier receives, or circumstances, however, a Soldier cannot stopthe obligation to pay. even whether a Soldier receives BAH at all. In 2012, paying support until the being properly released. the monthly support requirement for a specialist isWho is required to pay support? $705.90. If a Soldier has three dependents, a spouse What should I do if AR 608-99 might AR 608-99 applies only in the absence of a and two children, each dependent may be entitled apply to me?court order or a financial support agreement to one-third of the support requirement. However, Read the regulation. AR 608-99 discusses allbetween the parties. if the two children live with the Soldier, the Soldier of the above questions in further detail, and it Once AR 608-99 is triggered, whether a must pay only one-third of the monthly support provides guidance on several other related issues.Soldier must pay support depends on the Soldier’s requirement to the spouse, or $235.30. If, however, Second, come to the Fort Carson Legalindividual circumstances. For instance, the one child moves in with the spouse, the Soldier now Assistance Office at 9:30 a.m. Monday orregulation generally exempts a Soldier from paying must pay two-thirds of the support requirement for a Wednesday or at 2 p.m. Thursday to view a videosupport if the Soldier is part of a dual-military specialist, or $470.60, because two of the Soldier’s divorce briefing that also addresses common ARFamily; the Soldier’s dependents reside in three dependents no longer live with the Soldier. 608-99 concerns. Finally, if you have more specificgovernment housing; or the Soldier provides questions, schedule an appointment to speak within-kind support in the form of rent, mortgage or Can I be released from paying support? an attorney. Appointments are made on the last dutyessential utility payments. Additionally, AR 608-99 A Soldier generally cannot be released from the day of the week at 9 a.m. by calling 526-5572/5573employs a pro-rata payment scheme; accordingly, support obligation to his children, but AR 608-99 or by visiting the Legal Assistance Office.
28 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 7, 2012Trials mold, bring patience in life Commentary by for hours. This chair, identical to Chap. (Capt.) Jerry Wagner the one behind the glass, looked 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry incredibly worn out. The leather Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat, was faded and worn, stitches were 4th Infantry Division pulling apart and the hardware was probably starting I reluctantly went shopping with to loosen.my wife at a Scandinavian furniturestore in Denver upon our arrival I couldn’t help but to laugh out loud “Consider it all joy,at Fort Carson. and wonder if the my brethren, when The store can be a bit real unit was moreoverwhelming, especially for a than a month old. I you encounterperson like me who can take up to genuinely debated10 minutes to choose what brand of whether to put a sign various trials,paper towels to buy at the commissary.Nevertheless, I went with her and on the floor model that said, “Actual knowing that thetried my best to remain pleasantthrough the experience. results of a chair used for a month.” testing of your I was amazed to see the durabilitytests of couches and chairs behind However, I had never had an encounter faith producesshiny glass displays. The test wouldmimic a person sitting down and with store security and did not want endurance.”standing up and the electronic counter this day to be — James 1:2would meticulously track each any different.movement. The result on the digital I was reminded through thiscounter was some extraordinary experience that there is a theoretical through trying times, yet increasingly and mold you and ultimately producenumber, like eight years of use, yet understanding of endurance and a more difficult when great trials actually patience in your life. Prosperousthe chair still looked brand new. So, I realistic practical application of occur in our lives. You may have times of ease and plenty are great,start thinking that store makes the best endurance. Needless to say, the latter heard it said that it is not if trials but they do not ultimately test ourchairs in the world for less than $30. is much more trying than the “perfect will come, but when trials come. I faith or produce endurance. My eyes wandered to the floor world” scenario. The laboratory had not challenge you to remember that trials I further challenge you tomodel that “real” customers had actually accounted for such scenarios as heavy will come your way as a Soldier, Family remember that as Soldiers andused. I am confident that thousands of bodies plopping down and shifting member or Department of Defense Families, Fort Carson has a multitudereluctant patrons had plopped down in anxiously around for 12 hours a day. civilian or contractor, regardless of of resources to support us. Chaplainsdisgust while their happy-go-lucky Enduring life’s trials is similar. your religious background. are one of the resources to providespouse continued shopping aimlessly It is one thing to intend to endure These regular hardships are normal support in times of hardships and trials.Chapel briefsFacebook: Search “Fort Carson Chaplains (Religious Chapel Schedule Support Office)” for the latest events and schedules.Bible Bistro: Cookout and user-friendly Bible ROMAN CATHOLIC discussion Sept. 24 from 11:45 a.m. to Day Time Service Chapel Location Contact Person Saturday 4-45 p.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 12:45 p.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Saturday 5 p.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Call 803-319-5296 for more information. Sunday 8:15-8:45 a.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Sunday 9 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769Bethlehem Bash items needed: Unbroken turkey Sunday 10:30 a.m. Religious education Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 breast bones; pinecones; plastic, six-pack can Sunday 10:30 a.m. RCIA Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 holders; and paper grocery bags are needed for Sunday 11 a.m. Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 Mon-Fri 11:45 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 this year’s Bethlehem Bash. Items can be dropped Mon-Thurs noon Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 off in room 133 at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. PROTESTANT Contact Heidi McAllister at heidi.a.mcallister. Friday 4:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer, Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 email@example.com for more information. Bible StudyMilitary Council of Catholic Women meets Sunday 9 a.m. Protestant Healer Evans Army Hospital Chap. Gee/526-7386 Sunday 9 a.m. Communion Service Provider Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Landon/526-2803 Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Soldiers’ Sunday 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Memorial Chapel. For more information Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Sunday 11 a.m. Protestant Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 call 526-5769 or visit “Fort Carson Military Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Ursula Pittman/503-1104 Council of Catholic Women” on Facebook. Sunday 10 a.m. Chapel NeXt Veterans Magrath & Titus Chap. Palmer/526-3888Knights of Columbus, a Catholic group for Sunday 2:30-4:30p.m. Youth ministry Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Tuesday 9:30 a.m. PWOC Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 men 18 and older, meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Soldiers’ Memorial JEWISH Chapel. Call 526-5769 for more information. Fort Carson does not offer Jewish services on post. Contact Chap. (Lt. Col.) Fields at 503-4090/4099 for Jewish service and study informationProtestant Women of the Chapel meets Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Soldiers’ Memorial ISLAMIC SERVICES Chapel. Free child care is available. Email Fort Carson does not offer Islamic services on post. Contact the Islamic Society at 2125 N. Chestnut, 632-3364 for information. firstname.lastname@example.org or visit PWOC Fort Carson on Facebook (FORT CARSON OPEN CIRCLE) WICCA Sunday 1 p.m. Provider Chapel, Building 1350, Barkeley and Ellis email@example.com for details.Deployed Spouses COLORADO WARRIORS SWEAT LODGE Group meets Meets once or twice monthly and upon special request. Contact Michael Hackwith or Wendy Chunn-Hackwith at 285-5240 for information. for fellowship, food and spiritual guidance Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall. Chapel. Call 719-266-0283 or 719-649-1671 719-598-6576 or Cheryl Sims at 719-304-9815 Children are for more information. for more information. welcome to attend. Heartbeat, a support group for battle buddies, Spanish Bible Study meets at Soldiers’ Memorial Call Cecilia Croft at Family members and friends who are suicide Chapel Tuesday at 6 p.m. Contact Staff 526-5769 for more survivors, meets the second Tuesday of each Sgt. Jose Varga at 719-287-2016 for details. information. month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Fallen Heroes Jewish Lunch and Learn with Chap. (Lt. Col.)Latter Day Saints Family Center, building 6215, 6990 Mekong Howard Fields takes place Wednesday from Soldiers: Weekly Institute Class (Bible study) is St. The group is open to members of all noon to 1 p.m. at Provider Chapel. For Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial branches of service. Contact Richard Stites at more information, call 526-8263.
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30 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 7, 2012 Health wiseDry skin: Stop that itching Commentary by Linda Vo generally cause dry skin: infections, hypertension or high cholesterol. Program evaluator, U.S. Army Public m During low humidity, cold harsh weather or The lack of essential nutrients (malnutrition) Health Command dry hot weather, dry air draws the moisture or dehydration can also deprive the skin of healthy out of the skin. normal skin substances. Also, poor blood circulation Do you have the sort of dry, itchy skin that m Prolonged exposures, such as taking too many can decrease the proper nourishment of skin.makes you feel like you’re infested with fleas, or too long showers or baths, can wash away How to care for and prevent dry skin?that keeps you awake at night and miserably the skin’s natural fatty oils. Also, the evaporation Immediate short-term skin care practices toraking your skin with a back scratcher? of the water after taking long, hot showers or reduce dry skin include: If the itching wasn’t bad enough, a dry skin baths causes the skin to dry. m Apply moisturizer or an oily substance (suchproblem can be more than just a superficial issue. m The use of harsh soap or chemical cleansers, as petroleum jelly) when the skin is damp,You could be giving all sorts of bacteria a way the overuse of sanitizers and cleaning such as after showers or baths.in that can lead to more serious problems. Let’s agents such as rubbing alcohol, or rigorous m Use mild moisturizers with no perfumesput down the back scratcher and figure out what scrubbing of the skin can strip away the or alcohol.really causes dry skin. skin’s natural fatty oils. m Use lukewarm water for washing instead of Dry skin is a common condition that can be In addition, dry skin can be a side effect of hot water.annoying, uncomfortable and sometimes painful certain medications or be a symptom for a variety m Decrease the number of showers or baths.when left untreated. It can result in itching and of medical conditions, such as heatstroke, diabetes, m Avoid rigorous scrubbing of the skin.scratching or roughness and red patches, which hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, allergies, m Turn down the thermostat in the winter tocan be unattractive and bothersome. In worse reduce the dry air caused by the heat.cases, dry skin can lead to skin diseases (for m Wear thin cotton gloves after moisturizingexample, eczema), severe inflammations of the Resources your hands when going to bed.hair follicles (folliculitis) and skin tissues To learn more about treating dry skin, visit: m Bundle up in the winter to protect the skin(cellulites), or even infections when the skin is American Skin Association, from cold air.broken by excessive scratching. http://www.americanskin.org m Use a humidifier to increase moisture in the air. What causes dry skin? For long-term care and prevention of dry Healthy normal skin has a thin layer of natural MedicineNet, skin, follow these practices:fatty substances that lock in moisture, leaving http://www.medicinenet.com/ m Eat healthy, balanced meals to ensure sufficientthe skin soft and supple. Dry skin is a condition dry(underscore)skin/article.htm intake of essential nutrients, particularly fattywhere these fatty oils are deficient, damaged or Mayo Clinic, acids such as omega-3 that can be found instripped away, and skin loses its moisture. Soldiers http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ flax, salmon, sardines and walnuts.are most likely to experience dry skin when they dry-skin/DS00560 m Drink a sufficient amount of water, at leastare exposed to extreme weather conditions. 64 ounces a day, to stay hydrated. The following environmental exposures m Engage in regular physical activities.
Sept. 7, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 31 4th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Avengers’ Russell Ellman is tagged out by Justin McLamb, right, 1st Bn., 8th Inf. Regiment, 3rd BCT, 4th Inf. Div., after colliding with third baseman Jesus Duran during the intramural softball championship game, Aug. 29. Photo by Tiffany LaGuardiaAvengers capture post title By Walt Johnson tournament that they were capable of being to be a commanding 11-4 lead. Mountaineer staff explosive on offense and exceptional on defense. At In the fifth inning, the infantry team scored times during the game, both characteristics of each five runs to pull within three runs of the Avengers The Avengers of the 4th Brigade Support team showed themselves to be true. It wasn’t until and suddenly the game was anyone’s contest. SensingBattalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry the end that either team could breathe a sigh of the infantry team was beginning to seize momentum,Division, defeated the 1st Bn., 8th Inf. Regiment, 3rd relief. When offense was needed, both teams were the Avengers came to bat in the top of the sixthBCT, 4th Inf. Div., softball team 20-15 to capture the able to generate it. When it came time for defense, inning, determined to regain the momentum.2012 Fort Carson intramural softball championship both teams were equally up to the challenge. The Avengers sent nine batters to the plateAug. 29 at the Mountain Post Sports Complex. The infantry team opened the scoring in the and scored seven runs to improve their lead to 20-9, The two teams left standing for the championship bottom of the first inning when Justin McLamb but they knew even with that big of a lead it wasgame outlasted 10 other teams for the right to blasted a solo home run over the right center not a foregone conclusion the game was oversucceed the 759th Military Police Battalion as post field fence. The Avengers responded in the bottom as the infantry team came to bat in the bottom ofsoftball champions. The teams survived a grueling of the second inning to take a commanding the sixth inning.three-day, double-elimination tournament and few 7-1 lead. The Avengers tacked on two runs in both The infantry team made things tense in thepeople were surprised to see them vying for the title. the third and fourth innings while holding the final inning, plating six runs, but still fell 20-15 Both teams showed during the season and infantry team to three runs to take what appeared as the Avengers became the new post champions.Mountaineer Sports Feature Trojans win Mitch Johnson, Fountain-Fort Carson head football coach, center, congratulates his team after it defeated Pine Creek High School 24-13, Aug. 30. The Trojans will travel to Columbine High School Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Trojans home schedule includes Sept. 14 vs. Rock Canyon; Oct. 12 vs. Castle View and Oct. 26 vs. Heritage. All home games will begin at 7 p.m. Photo by Walt Johnson
32 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 7, 2012On the BenchTriathlonSaturday atOutdoor Pool By Walt Johnson Mountaineer staff The Mountain Post Hero Challenge series will sponsorthe individual triathlon sprint and team triathlon sprintcompetition Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Outdoor Pool. The registration fee for the event is $20 for the individualtriathlon and $60 for the team triathlon. Medals will be awardedfor first, second and third place in each age group. The individual events will be a 500-meter swim, 12.4-milebicycle event and a 3.4-mile run. The team events will be a750-meter swim, 12.4-mile bicycle event and a 6.4-mile run. Contact Sabine Clark at 526-6222 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Colorado Technical University will hold a Patriots’Festival Heroes Challenge Ride and Patriots Ride Friday. The event will begin at the Chick-fil-A at 575 Garden of theGods Road at 8 a.m. According to race organizers, the Patriots’Festival is the premier event to honor Colorado Springs fire,police, Emergency Medical Services and military personnel. The event will include three bicycle rides; a series of free,fun-filled activities for children and adults; and a “Who’sYour Hometown Hero” award contest, which awards up to fivewinners with a year’s supply of Chick-fil-A, among otherprizes, according to event organizers. To receive the free entry, military identification cardholderscan go to http://www.patriotsfestival.com/register.html andenter the code “CTUHERO.” This covers the regular $30registration, a free T-shirt and a meal at the end of the race. Photo by Walt Johnson The Fort Carson Athletic Officials Association will hostan open tryout for women interested in playing in a Swimmingsoftball tournament on post Sept. 15-16. Lifeguards discuss pool operations Tuesday at the Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center indoor Tryouts are open to active-duty military and Army swimming pool. The outdoor swimming pool is now closed but swimmers can still get in a good aerobic workout at the indoor pool. See Bench on Page 33 Fort Carson Football Picks College 1. Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati 9. USC vs. Syracuse 2. Penn State vs. Virginia 10. Wisconsin vs. Oregon State 3. Miami (Fla.) vs. Kansas State 11. Washington vs. LSU 4. Auburn vs. Mississippi State 12. Army vs. San Diego State 5. N. Carolina vs. Wake Forest 13. Georgia vs. Missouri 6. Air Force vs. Michigan 14. Oklahoma State vs. Arizona 7. Purdue vs. Notre Dame 15. Illinois vs. Arizona State 8. Florida vs. Texas A&M 16. Nebraska vs. UCLA Willie Bell Yendi Herrera Ron Ravelo Mallory Soriano 3rd Bn., 29th FA Reg. Family member NORAD Family member Pittsburgh USC Pittsburgh USC Pittsburgh USC Pittsburgh USC Penn State Oregon State Penn State Oregon State Penn State Wisconsin Penn State Oregon State Miami, Fla. LSU Kansas State LSU Miami, Fla. LSU Kansas State LSU Miss. State San Diego State Miss. State San Diego State Auburn San Diego State Miss. State Army N. Carolina Georgia N. Carolina Georgia N. Carolina Georgia N. Carolina Georgia Michigan Okla. State Michigan Arizona Michigan Arizona Air Force Arizona Notre Dame Arizona State Notre Dame Arizona State Notre Dame Arizona State Notre Dame Arizona State Florida Nebraska Texas A&M Nebraska Florida Nebraska Texas A&M UCLA
Sept. 7, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 33 Bench from page 32 Reserve/National Guard Soldiers in an active status; Family members age 18 and older; and Department of Defense identification cardholders assigned or attached to Fort Carson. For more information contact Willie Chatman at 915-731-7405 or email email@example.com. The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will offer a coed softball league beginning in September. People who are interested in playing in the league but have not been associated with a team should attend the coaches meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday at the north fields of the Mountain Post Sports Softball Complex. This will be the first year a coed league has been offered on post. Each team will be required to have a 15-player maximum roster and at least three female players must be on the field at all times. The league is open to all military and Department of Defense identification cardholders 16 and older. The last day to register to compete in the league is Friday. For more information contact Amber Zurita at 526-3972. The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports Office is looking for people interested in playing in a soccer tournament at the U.S. Air Force Academy Oct. 13. The tournament is open to active-duty members, Department of Defense civilians, post contractors, Family members 18 years and older and DOD retirees. For more information contact the intramural sports office before Sept. 24. The Colorado Rockies are offering military members special ticket buys for the series with the San Francisco Photo by Walt Johnson Giants Monday-Wednesday. Working out Game times are 6:40 p.m. each day. Tickets will be sold for $14 each (with a $3.50 service charge per order), a discountIron Horse Sports and Fitness Center aerobics instructor Natalie Strong leads a morning from the usual range of $19-$39.aerobics class Tuesday. The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff Call the Rockies at 303 ROCKIES, ask for the military discountoffers a number of aerobic classes. Call 526-2706 for a complete schedule. and provide reference number 21231258 to take advantage of the offer. This offer is not available on a walk-up basis. DON’T JUST SIT ME IN ANOTHER DESK. S ANOTH DESK HER TEACH ME TO STAN OUT M STAND OUT. ND At CTU we know the sacriﬁces you make. Your education Respect R Respects cts shouldn’t be one of those sacriﬁces. We offer support designed speciﬁcally for current and veteran Army personnel and their families. All car loans are not the same. Ent’s flexible loan options help you find a loan you can af ford – without breaking your budget.Visit our Admissions Advisor every Thursday at the Education CenterVisit our Admissions Advisor every Thursday at the Education Center Apply today or ask for Ent at the dealer. Call 877.906.6555 Visit coloradotech.edu /military or Text MILITARY to 94576 for more info * Not all credits eligible to transfer. See the university’s catalog regarding CTU’s transfer credit policies. Standard credit qualif ications apply. Loans subjec t to f inal credit approval. Find disclosures on graduation rates, student ﬁnancial obligations and more at www.coloradotech.edu/disclosures. Not all | | programs are available to residents of all states. CTU cannot guarantee employment or salary. 88-31810 0304353 07/12
34 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 7, 2012 Sept. 7, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 35 Cheyenne Mountain The zoo is known for its large Aquatics building. stuffed animals and gifts, as well as giraffe herd — the largest herd in any Primate World includes T-shirts and hats. zoo. More than 20 giraffes spend the orangutans, Western lowland gorillas To get to the zoo from Fort Carson, day in the African Rift Valley. The (including a recently born baby), take Highway 115 north to the exit for tallest mammal in the world, giraffes gibbons and macaques. Lake Avenue, go west to the Broadmoor are 15-19 feet tall and weigh up to “My Big Backyard” is an exhibit Hotel. Take a right at the traffic circle 2,800 pounds. More than 190 giraffes for youngsters and includes rabbits, just in front of the hotel. Go around have been born at the zoo since 1954, turkeys, chickens, goats and a the hotel and follow signs for the zoo, including the youngest giraffe that pot-bellied pig. Oversize garden 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road. was born in July. tools and sculptures and a tree The giraffes are the only animals in house are for climbing, and an the zoo that may be fed by visitors — oversize garden hose provides lettuce to feed the giraffes costs $2. a cooling water spray. In an unusual 9:15 a.m. morning Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ritual, the giraffes leave the building is one of the nation’s top-rated where they spend the night and middle-sized zoos and has been “stampede” to the drawbridge. They named one of the top 10 U.S. know that visitors are waiting there with zoos by Trip Advisor. lettuce in hand and the giraffes go for it. The zoo is open 9 a.m. to 5 African-style huts are in the valley p.m. The zoo closes at 4 p.m. on along with other animals that share Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve the space — zebras, cranes, vultures, and Christmas Day. The zoo has bustards, meerkats, tortoises, red river no local tax support, depending hogs and Colobus monkeys. Not far on admission fees, membership from the Safari Lodge and cafe is the dues, donations and grants. children’s train, which costs $1 to ride Summer admission is $17.25 and the antique hand-carved carousel, for adults and $12.25 for children built in 1921, which is $2. ages 3-11. Military members are Rocky Mountain Wild is an exhibit admitted for $14.25 and children that houses wildlife common to of military ages 3-11 are charged Colorado, such as grizzly bears, bald $9.25 — except during military eagles and a moose. There’s a fire tower appreciation week. nearby that provides a good view of Anyone needing a stroller the zoo — take the elevator or stairs. or wagon can rent one at A lodge is near Moose Lake, the stroller hut just behind with interactive exhibits and small the entrance building. animals. Just north of the carousel The zoo was started by is the monkey house, which has lemurs, Spencer Penrose, owner of the Photo by Anna Ciccotti monkeys and gibbons. Broadmoor Hotel, to house Giraffes gather around zoo visitors, hoping for a handout. Visitors are Pony rides are nearby — $5 per ride. his exotic collection of animals appreciates By Nel Lampe Mountaineer staff allowed to feed the giraffes with food purchased near the exhibit. admit active-duty and retired military personnel and their Families to the zoo zoo. In addition, the entry plaza was redone and Grizzly Grill was added. The Australia exhibit includes wallabies, budgies, lizards, cockatiels and bearded dragons. African penguins, pythons, tropical that he kept on his ranch and at the hotel. The Thundergod gift shop is at the zoo’s entrance and has a Photo courtesy Cheyenne Mountain Zoo The newest animal at the zoo is the baby lowland gorilla military for $5.25 per person Monday-Sept. 16. Presently under way is a renovation fish and a komodo dragon are in the large gift shop with zoo-related born Aug. 14. The baby and its mother live at Primate World. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo — “It’s one small way we can recognize of the zoo’s African elephant exhibit. America’s only mountain zoo attraction how much we appreciate the many Encounter Africa will include lions, — thanks servicemembers for their military Families in our community elephants, rhinos, meerkats and other continued service with military during making such huge sacrifices on the animals. The exhibit is expected to be appreciation week. The zoo will public’s behalf,” said Cheyenne completed in a few months. Mountain Zoo President Bob Chastain. Another addition to the zoo is the Just present military identification Mountaineer ride, a cable-car style ride at the zoo’s admissions booth. Military that takes visitors above the zoo for a special personnel also receive a 10 percent discount off merchandise in the Thundergod Gift Shop. The zoo continues to make different view of the zoo and a great view of Colorado Springs and the eastern plains; there’s a $5 charge. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has week improvements according to a master plan that’s been in place since 1989. Asian Highlands, Lions Lair, My Big Backyard, African Rift Valley and Rocky Mountain Wild are first-class more than 800 animals, representing more than 200 species, of which 30 are endangered. Many of the zoo’s exhibits are designed in a natural habitat, without exhibits that have been added to the obvious walls and fences. Just the Facts • TRAVEL TIME — 20 minutes • FOR AGES — anyone • TYPE — zoo • FUN FACTOR — ★★★★★ (Out of 5 stars) • WALLET DAMAGE — $$ DURING MILITARY APPRECIATION Photo by Anna Ciccotti $ = Less than $20 A mountain lion poses for visitors at $$ = $21 to $40 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. $$$ = $41 to $60 $$$$ = $61 to $80 (BASED ON A FAMILY OF FOUR) Photo by Nel Lampe An Andean (spectacled) bear eases into the Places to see in the water at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo last month. My Big Backyard is a favorite with children who visit Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Oversized garden furniture and giant Photo by Anna Ciccotti plants are a touch of whimsy. Goats, rabbits, chickens, turkeys and a pot-bellied pig roam inside a fenced yard. Pikes Peak area.
36 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 7, 2012 GETCheyenne Mountain Zoo honors the military with “Military Appreciation Week” Out Peak Highway is open Friday-Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Christmas Eve. General admission to the Christmas theme park is $18.95 for ages 2-59. Active-duty military members and their Families are charged $13.95 per person and everyone 10 or older must show their own military identification card. Call 684-9432 for more information. Admission is $6 for adults, children 6-12 are $2 and those under 6 are free. Festival goers may also visit the Orchard House. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center announces its 2012-2013 theater season: “Gypsy: A Musical Fable” is on stage Sept. 27-Oct. 21, “A Christmas Story” is Nov. 29-Dec 12, “Prelude to a Kiss,” Jan. 31-Feb. 17; “Other Desert Cities” Monday-Sept. 11. The price for military Elitch Amusement Park’s major rides are still March 14-31, “The Drowsy Chaperone” May cardholders and their Families is $5.25. The zoo available although the water park is now closed. 9-June 2 and “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well is at 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road. Hours Elitch’s is open through Oct. 28, weekends only. and Living in Paris,” is June 20-30. Season are 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily, free parking. Daily tickets at the gate are $39.99 for adults subscriptions available or purchase single tickets and $29.99 for those under 48 inches. Buy three at the box office, 634-5583. The Fine Arts“Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” presented by tickets at ITR for $28 each, get one free. Center theater is at 30 W. Dale St. There’s a free Fort Carson Community Theatre, is in the parking lot in front of the Fine Arts Center. Freedom Performing Arts Center Friday-Saturday Upcoming Pikes Peak Center events include: and Sept. 14-15 and 21-22, at 7 p.m. Tickets are • Imagination Celebration: Golden Dragon World Arena has the following events scheduled: available at Information, Tickets and Registration. Acrobats is Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. Adult tickets • Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions, are $22 and children under 13 are $12. There’ll including top performing gymnasts of theTwo Mile High Club’s aspen tours in Cripple be activities in the lobby at 6 p.m. just completed Olympics is Sept. 29. Tickets Creek are Sept. 22-23 and 29-30. Tours are on • Tap Dogs perform Oct. 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. start at $25. a first come, first-served basis — reservations are For tickets for events in Pikes Peak Center, • “Batman Live,” a $15 million live-action arena not accepted. Tours are free, but donations 190 S. Cascade Ave., call 520-SHOW for adventure production with fight sequences, are appreciated. Proceeds are used to care for tickets or visit the box office. illusions, a large cast of actors and a batmobile, the city’s free-roaming donkey herd. Meet at the is in the World Arena Oct. 23-24 at 7:30 p.m. Cripple Creek District Museum, 520 E. Bennett Air Force Academy concerts for the 2012-2013 and Oct. 24 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29.50. Ave., in Cripple Creek. season include “Capitol Steps” Oct. 5 at Palmer • The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is in the World High School; “Titanic the Musical” Nov. 2; John Arena Nov. 17.Florissant Fossil Beds hosts “Wapiti Walks,” Tesh Holiday Show Dec. 7; “Nunset Boulevard” • Colorado College Hockey season begins in Sept. 14-16, 21, 23 and 28-30, from 5-7:30 p.m. Feb. 1, “Midtown Men” March 8; and “Rat Pack October. Season tickets are presently on sale; There is a presentation about the bull elks Show” April 19. Tickets are now available, call single game tickets are on sale Sept. 22. followed by a trail hike to look for and listen to 333-4497 to reach the box office in Arnold Hall. the bugling elks on the Florissant Fossil Beds The U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons have one National Monument. Advance registration is “IF Festival of Innovation and Imagination” win under their belts. Upcoming home games necessary as the programs fill up quickly. Call is Sept. 15 in downtown Colorado Springs. are Sept. 29, with a noon game vs. the Colorado 719-748-3253, ext. 161. Entrance fee to the Presented by Imagination Celebration, the State Rams. The Air Force Falcons play the national monument is $3. festival will feature tech enthusiasts, art U.S. Naval Academy Oct. 6 at 9:30 a.m., New makers, garage inventors, performers, do-it- Mexico Lobos Oct. 20 at 5 p.m.; the NevadaLakeside Amusement Park, in the Denver yourselfers, scientists, robot builders and Wolf Pack Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. and the Hawaii suburb of Lakeside, is no longer open daily, other thinkers and tinkerers. The festival is Warriors Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Call the Air Force but is open Friday-Sunday and Sept. 15-16 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Center, Academy ticket office at 472-1895. 21-23, then it closes for the season. Admission Pioneers Museum and the Plaza of the Rockies, is $2.50 per person, parking is free and both in and outside the buildings. The festival The Harvest Festival at Rock Ledge Ranch unlimited ride tickets are $14 on weekdays is free and for all ages. Historic Site is Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and and $22 Saturday-Sunday. The old-fashioned admission is free. Activities cost a small fee park is at Interstate 70 and Sheridan Boulevard; The annual Holly Berry Folk Art Festival at and include horse-drawn wagon rides, old-time call 303-477-1621 to see if the park is Rock Ledge Historic Site is Sept. 14, noon to music and pumpkin picking. Visitors may tour the open during inclement weather or visit 6 p.m.; Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sept. 16, 1880s Rock Ledge House and the 1907 estate. http://www.lakeside-amusementpark.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The popular fest features folk Food vendors will be on site or visitors may bring art, antiques, furniture, gourmet foods, jewelry a lunch. 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