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  • 1. Vol. 70 No. 38 Sept. 21, 20124th BCTbeginsreturn Story and photo by Spc. Nathan Thome 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office Family and friends of 4th Brigade CombatTeam, 4th Infantry Division, filled the stands,waiting for their loved ones to enter the SpecialEvents Center after the Soldiers’ redeploymentfrom Afghanistan, Saturday. The crowd erupted as the 135 Soldiers filedinto the SEC, snapped to attention and renderedhonors to the flag. The Soldiers deployed in supportof Operation Enduring Freedom in March with theprimary mission of enabling the Afghan NationalSecurity Forces and the Islamic Republic ofAfghanistan government to defend and provide forthe Afghan people. Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commandinggeneral, 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson, addressedSoldiers and Families at the event, speaking of hispride in the Soldiers. “Congratulations to the Soldiers for their workdownrange and their accomplishments; most of all,congratulations for a job well done,” said Anderson. “To all the Families here, thanks for your love,support and sacrifice for your loved ones,” saidAnderson. “Godspeed, we love you, and welcome home,”the general concluded. See Return on Page 4 Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, are greeted by division leadership at the Colorado Springs Airport after redeploying from Afghanistan, Saturday. The Soldiers turned in weapons and sensitive equipment and received an in-processing and safety brief prior to reuniting with their Families at Fort Carson. Message board INSIDE Privately owned weapons firing range event Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. From Specker Avenue turn on Cobra Lane near Gate 20. Turn right at tank trail and follow red safety flag. Pages 22-23 Page 24 Pages 10-11
  • 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 21, 2012 MOUNTAINEERCommanding General:Garrison Commander: Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson Every Soldier should have a battle buddy Commentary by Capt. Anthony T. Hoefler Of course these measures are not groundbreaking Col. David L. Grosso 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office leadership tactics within the Army; however, the battleFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: buddy system is still one of many important mechanisms Dee McNutt Being a battle buddy in the Army is a quick and that allow Soldiers to police themselves. It should be endearing way to recognize fellow Soldiers. understood that no matter your rank or position in theChief, Print and Web Communications: The Army has come to embrace the concept of being a Army, everyone should attach themselves to a battle buddy. Rick Emert battle buddy as an opportunity to look after one another for I have had several battle buddies throughout my careerEditor: Devin Fisher the betterment of the team. I agree that, as a leader, the battle in the Army and willingly allowed them to help lookStaff writer: Andrea Sutherland buddy concept is valuable to reinforce cohesion and order. after my best interests. As a recent company commander, I often referred to While in Afghanistan, my first sergeant would oftenHappenings: Nel Lampe the battle buddy concept during weekly safety briefs and be aware of my aggressive demeanor due to lack of sleepSports writer: Walt Johnson while counseling my Soldiers. and inform me that I needed to catch a nap to recharge.Layout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall I would insist that relying on a battle buddy in both As the Army continues to experience the impacts of work-related and off-duty activities would increase sustained combat deployments and high-tempo training This commercial enterprise newspaper is their ability to make responsible decisions and decrease the cycles, the formations have endured many stresses thatan authorized publication for members of the level of risk they were exposed to. can detract from making responsible decisions. ChoosingDepartment of Defense. Contents of the My first sergeant and I even went so far as assigning the right battle buddy to share your Army experience withMountaineer are not necessarily the official new Soldiers to the unit a battle buddy in order to is substantially more important than casually referringview of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or incorporate a sense of team into the junior Soldiers. to a co-worker as a battle buddy.the Department of the Army. Printed circulationis 12,000 copies. The editorial content of the POST TALKMountaineer is the responsibility of the PublicAffairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119,Tel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address isfcmountaineer@hotmail.com. The Mountaineer is posted on theInternet at http://csmng.com. The Mountaineer is an unofficialpublication authorized by AR 360-1. TheMountaineer is printed by Colorado SpringsMilitary Newspaper Group, a private firm in What is your definition of battle buddy?no way connected with the Department of the “Someone who “It’s more than aArmy, under exclusive written contract withFort Carson. It is published 49 times per year. is there no matter co-worker; it’s a The appearance of advertising in this time, date, place friend who takespublication, including inserts or supplements, or situation.” care of you in everydoes not constitute endorsement by the aspect of life.”Department of the Army or Colorado Springs Spc. RobertMilitary Newspaper Group, of the products orservices advertised. The printer reserves the Stokes Lucy Caloright to reject advertisements. 64th BSB Family member Everything advertised in this publicationshall be made available for purchase, use orpatronage without regard to race, color, religion,sex, national origin, age, marital status, physicalhandicap, political affiliation or any othernonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron.If a violation or rejection of this equalopportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed,the printer shall refuse to print advertisingfrom that source until the violation is corrected.For display advertising call 634-5905. All correspondence or queries regardingadvertising and subscriptions should be directedto Colorado Springs Military NewspaperGroup, 31 E. Platte Avenue, Suite 300,Colorado Springs, CO 80903, phone 634-5905. The Mountaineer’s editorial content isedited, prepared and provided by the PublicAffairs Office, building 1430, room 265, FortCarson, CO 80913-5119, phone 526-4144. Releases from outside sources are soindicated. The deadline for submissions to theMountaineer is close of business the weekbefore the next issue is published. TheMountaineer staff reserves the right to editsubmissions for newspaper style, clarity andtypographical errors. Policies and statements reflected in thenews and editorial columns represent views “Someone who has your back “A man you can count on for “Your brother or sister inof the individual writers and under no — no matter what.” anything and someone you arms that will have your backcircumstances are to be considered those of will do anything for.” in any situation.”the Department of the Army. Pfc. Alma Garcia Reproduction of editorial material is 759th MP Bn. Spc. Sidny Forester Spc. Deanna Waltherauthorized. Please credit accordingly. 2nd Bn., 8th Inf. Reg. 1st Bn., 8th Inf. Reg. “Be with and be “One who I would there for each gladly lead or follow other, despite the into battle, and it Classified advertising circumstances.” would be an honor.” 329-5236 Chap. (Maj.) J.R. Marshall Display advertising Sun Macupa U.S. Navy veteran 634-5905 10th CSH Mountaineer editor 526-4144 Post information 526-5811 Post weather hotline 526-0096
  • 3. Sept. 21, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 3Westcliffe, Silver CliffLeaders partner with Carson By Billie Garner Garrison Public Affairs Office WESTCLIFFE — Leaders of the commu-nities of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff hosted FortCarson leaders Tuesday to sign a partnershipcommitted to recognizing the strength of Soldiersand Families and the support of the public. Held at the Custer County High Schoolgymnasium, the Army Community Covenantsigning highlights and recognizes the numerousties and bonds Fort Carson has with theWestcliffe and Silver Cliff communities. “The community covenant was created bythe Secretary of the Army to display support ofthe community to come together making a com-mitment to show their dedication to our militaryand their Families,” said Terrance McWilliams, aformer Fort Carson command sergeant major andcurrent military director for the El PomarFoundation, during his introduction remarks. Photo by Antonio Francis “The strength of the community comes fromthe support of employers, educators, civic and Endorsers of the Custer County Communities of Westcliffe Carson; Lynn Attebery, chairman, Custer County Board ofbusiness leaders and its citizens,” McWilliams said. and Silver Cliff covenant commit to a joint venture of a Commissioners; and Col. David Grosso, Fort Carson “This is another historic day for the Army united pledge of support for Fort Carson Soldiers and garrison commander. Also signing, but not pictured areand the Westcliffe community that dates back to their Families Tuesday at the Custer County High School William J. Hybl, civilian aide emeritus to the Secretary ofOctober of 1959, which was the time of the big gymnasium. Signing the Army Community Covenant, from the Army; Randy Woods, Custer County School Boardsnowstorm that left about 10,000 cattle stranded left, are Christina Veltrie, mayor of Westcliffe; Larry L. president; Charles Bogle, signing for Kenton Felty, See Covenant on Page 4 Weber, mayor of Silver Cliff; Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, American Legion Post 170; and Kathy Wampler, signing commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort for Dave Roever, Eagles Summit Ranch director. Smile. Your search for a new dentist is over. We Serve Those Who Serve. Call for an appointment today. New Patient Special $ 59 Cleaning, Exam & Digital X-Rays* at Fountain Modern Dentistry FREE Electric Toothbrush† at My Kid’s Dentist 719-322-0543 | MyKidsDentistOnline.com 719 382-4936 FountainModernDentistry.com Scott Cairns DDS & Associates FOUNTAIN WITH 6940 Mesa Ridge Pkwy MODERN DENTISTRY AND ORTHODONTICS Fountain, CO 80817 *Regular value of at least $290.00. In absence of periodontal (gum) disease. New patients only. Discounts may vary when combined with insurance and cannot be combined with other offers or discount plans. Not valid at My Kid’s Dentist®. †Upon completion of Cleaning, Exam & X-Rays. Only valid at My Kid’s Dentist.
  • 4. 4 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 21, 2012Re t u r n Lewis Crump, Troop B, 3rd Squadron,from Page 1 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th BCT, 4th Inf. Div. Soldiers sang the 4th Inf. Div. and His wife was overcome with joy,Army songs, before being released to seeing her Soldier safely back home.reunite with their Families. “Waiting for my husband filled me As the Soldiers and Families with anticipation,” said Shelby Crump.rushed to each other, Soldiers held “I was filled with a lot of emotion, buttheir children and hugged their I was very proud mostly.”Families and friends. Spouses cried as “I’m here now, I’m with my wife,they embraced their Soldiers for the and that’s all that I care about rightfirst time in months. now,” said Lewis Crump. “I want to “When we got off the plane, I just spend as much time with her as I can.”couldn’t wait to get (home) and see my The rest of the 4th BCT Soldierswife; nothing else mattered,” said Sgt. will begin returning home soon. Mayor welcomes home Soldiers By Steve Bach important work you carried out Mayor, City of Colorado Springs in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Your bravery, courage Welcome home Soldiers of the and dedication enabling the Afghan 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th National Security Forces and the Infantry Division. government of Afghanistan to On behalf of Colorado Springs defend and provide for the Afghan and our grateful citizens, I am people is historic and you have honored to welcome you home made all of us very proud. to Fort Carson and the City of We hope you enjoy this Colorado Springs. If you look up time with your Family and friends. Photo by Spc. Nathan Thome today, you will be able to see this We value your contributions to Sgt. Lewis Crump, Troop B, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th year’s first snow on Pikes Peak. our community and country. Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, embraces his wife, Shelby We’ve heard about the very Welcome back. Crump, at the Special Events Center Saturday, after returning home from his deployment to Afghanistan.Covenant at Custer County High School and one of about 50 Spc. Joyce Cochran, 10sth CSH, was moved byfrom Page 3 high school students who attended the ceremony. the ceremony. Proud of his family’s military background, Staton “My brother, Marine Lance Cpl. Kennethwithout food. Soldiers came to help, battling waist-deep plans to join the Army after graduation. Cochran, died while we were deployed together insnow to save the cattle and would gladly help again “This (covenant signing) shows Fort Carson cares January. Being from a small town myself, it makesif needed, just as they did a couple months ago with about us,” Staton said. me feel good to know that small communities standthe Waldo Canyon Fire,” said Maj. Gen. Joseph The ceremony began with some light-hearted behind the military,” she said.Anderson, commanding general, 4th Infantry fun when Anderson tossed a cream puff pastry to Other Fort Carson military representativesDivision and Fort Carson. Lane Byerly, a Custer County High School junior attending the signing include Command Sgt. Maj. The Westcliffe community, along with Dave and member of the football team. The commanding Brian Stall, senior enlisted leader, 4th Inf. Div.Roever at Eagles Summit Ranch, hosted an event general later presented the young man with a 4th and Fort Carson; Col. Patrick J. Ahearne, deputycalled “Outdoor Buddies,” that pays tribute to wounded Infantry Division coin. commander for Health Services, Evans Armywarriors and their Families. Soldiers from the 10th American Legion and Patriot Guard member Community Hospital; Maj. Brian Spangler, com-Combat Support Hospital, a partner unit, participate in William “Wild Bill” Miller was glad to be a part of mander, Rear Detachment, 10th CSH; and MasterCuster County events each year and recently partici- the ceremony. Sgt. Daniel R. Traver, senior enlisted leader, Rearpated in the Memorial Day parade, Anderson said. “Our members participate in many community Detachment, 10th CSH. The covenant is designed to develop and foster and military events, including the annual toy run “Our successful collaboration will continue toeffective state and community partnerships with the and escorting military funerals,” Miller said. enhance the lives of Soldiers and Families into theArmy in improving the quality of life for military Charles Bogle, a retired Army colonel and co- future. The well-being of our Soldiers and Familiesmembers and their Families, both at their current chairman of the Fort Carson Retiree Council, was remains a top priority. We appreciate all you do andduty stations and as they transfer from state to state. pleased with the attendance. everyone’s continued support,” Anderson said. “This is great that the Army came here because it “Good turnout today with more than 200 people Fort Carson leaders hope to sign an Armyshows they want to be involved with our community. I’m attending,” he said. “I am proud to see the participation Community Covenant with Denver and northernglad this is happening,” said Derek G. Staton, a junior of the community.” communities sometime next year. Has someone in your organization recently received kudos? Contact Mountaineer staff at 526-4144 or email fcmountaineer@hotmail.com.
  • 5. Sept. 21, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 5440th Civil Affairs activates Story and photo by Andrea Sutherland Civil Affairs Bn. “A year ago we had five men huddled around a cubicle. … 440th Civil Affairs Bn., like others before us, have a rendezvous with destiny.” to loss of life, property damage and military government,” he said. “During Mountaineer staff We started it from scratch.” Garner spoke about the history of World War II a civil affairs division was After more than a year of planning civil affairs units, dating back to the created and for the first time, civil As Command Sgt. Maj. Aaron A. and preparing, the civil affairs unit Civil War. affairs and military government staffMiller slipped the casing off the officially activated Saturday during a “Civil affairs was originally created sections were added to theater army,guidon for the 440th Civil Affairs ceremony at Founders Field. as an ad hoc from the forces available to corps and even division level. As a resultBattalion, there was a metaphorical “The 440th Civil Affairs Bn. is handle the vast and cumbersome civilian of this creation, civil affairs Soldierssigh of relief from commanders. forging a beginning,” said Lt. Col. issues that were being created by a were called governors as they led and “We’ve come a long way in the last Damone Garner, commander, during his military force conducting operations managed the Marshall Plan.”year,” said Maj. George Meyer, 440th remarks to the audience. “Today … the throughout populated areas in response Garner said the role of civil affairs units is no longer to conduct military government operations, but to support “Civil affairs was originally military commanders by engaging civilians in the operational environment. created as an ad hoc from the “In addition, our mission is to forces available to handle support the civil administration, which includes humanitarian assistance, disaster the vast and cumbersome response and emergency assistance, civilian issues that were population resource control and military civic action,” he said. being created by a military A reserve component of the U.S. force conducting operations Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), the throughout populated 163 Soldiers from the 440th come from areas in response to loss of numerous backgrounds including public safety, medical and engineering fields. life, property damage and During his remarks to the com- military government.” manders and Soldiers of the 440th, Col. Steve J. Ford, commander, 364th — Lt. Col. Damone Garner Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne), Portland, Ore., praised the men and women who chose to serve. From left, Col. Steve J. Ford, commander, “Being a citizen Soldier isn’t easy,” 364th Civil Affairs Brigade, Portland, Ore.; he said. “You must balance your life 440th Civil Affairs Battalion Commander Lt. between your Family, civilian job and Col. Damone A. Garner and Command Sgt. your life as a Soldier. Train hard and Maj. Aaron A. Miller uncase the battalion challenge yourself to be the best in colors, officially activating the unit, Saturday. all that you do.”
  • 6. 6 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 21, 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. lakegardner@comcast.net 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 • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan personnel being reassigned stateside. The briefings events (100-meter dash, shot put, long jump or high Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ are held in building 1129, Freedom Performing Arts jump and 3,000-meter run or 1,000-meter swim) and mail.mil for service needs or to report complaints. Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and briefings start at 7:30 a 12-kilometer road march. Soldiers with physical • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan a.m. Soldiers are required to bring Department limitations can also participate with an approved Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey. of the Army Form 5118, signed by their unit alternate event authorized by medical personnel. civ@mail.mil. personnel section, and a pen to complete forms. Upon completion of all required events, Soldiers are • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — Call 526-4730/4583 for more information. awarded a badge in gold, silver or bronze level — Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email Army ROTC Green-to-Gold briefings — are held determined by results of the marksmanship and road dennis.j.frost.civ@mail.mil. the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon march. This is a foreign military award authorized to • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary at the education center, building 1117, room 120. be worn on the Class-A or Army Service Uniform. Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Soldiers should submit packets through their chain of @mail.mil. Use this number to obtain self-help Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. command to Sgt. Michael Phillips at 526-5282 or tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the email michael.j.phillips6@us.army.mil. Contact • Base operations contracting officer first and third Wednesday of each month. Briefing Chief Warrant Officer David Douglas at 720-250- representative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier Readiness 1221 or email david.douglas1@us.army.mil. or email terry.j.hagen.civ@mail.mil for questions Building, building 1042, room 244, on a first-come,Finance travel processing — All inbound and on snow removal, grounds maintenance and first-served basis. Soldiers must be within 120 days outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it contractor response to service orders. of their expiration term of service, but must attend Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at the briefing no later than 30 days prior to their ETS member travel, travel advance pay and travel pay 524-0786 or email jerald.j.just.civ@mail.mil to or start of transition leave. Call 526-2240/8458. inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. request latrines, for service or to report damaged Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays in Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information. or overturned latrines. building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m.First Sergeants’ Barracks Program 2020 — is located Legal services — provided at the Soldier Readiness Soldiers must be specialist-staff sergeant from any in building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours of Processing site are for Soldiers undergoing the SRP military occupational specialty, have a general operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The process. The SRP Legal Office will only provide technical score of at least 107, be a U.S. citizen, score office assists Soldiers with room assignments and powers of attorney or notary services to Soldiers 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test, and terminations. For more information call 526-9707. processing through the SRP. Retirees, Family pass a Special Forces physical. Call 524-1461 orSergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson members and Soldiers not in the SRP process can visit the website at http://www.bragg.army.mil/sorb. Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third receive legal assistance and powers of attorney at Tuesday of each month at the Family Connection the main legal office located at 1633 Mekong St., Hours of Operation Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC building 6222, next to the Family Readiness Center. is open to all active members and those interested Legal assistance prepares powers of attorney and Central Issue Facility in becoming future SAMC members. The club was performs notary services on a walk-in basis from • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from originally a U.S. Forces Command organization of 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and 7:30-10:30 a.m. elite noncommissioned officers but is now an Fridays, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. • Initial and partial issues — Monday- Armywide program for those who meet the criteria Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. and have proven themselves to be outstanding Briefings • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- NCOs through a board/leadership process. Contact Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the SAMC president, Staff Sgt. Thomas Witt, at 75th Ranger Regiment briefings — are held • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — 526-5661 for more information. Tuesdays in building 1430, room 150, from noon Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m.Recycle incentive program — The Directorate of to 1 p.m. Soldiers must be private-sergeant first • Full turn ins — by appointment only; call Public Works has an incentive program to prevent class with a minimum General Technical Score of 526-3321. recyclable waste from going to the landfill. 105; be a U.S. citizen; score 240 or higher on the • Unit issues and turn ins — Call 526- Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards Army Physical Fitness Test; and pass a Ranger 5512/6477 for approval. for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Carson physical. Call 524-2691 or visit http://www. Education Center hours of operation — The Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for goarmy.com/ranger.html for more information. Mountain Post Training and Education Center, the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call — is held Oct. 16-18 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in • Counselor Support Center — Monday- 526-5898 for more information about the program. building 1187 on Minnick Avenue, behind post car Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11Directorate of Public Works services — DPW is wash. Class is limited to 50 people on a first-come, a.m. to 4:30 p.m. responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort first-served basis. Contact Jean Graves at 526- • Army Learning Center — Monday- Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance 5613/5614 or jean.graves@us.army.mil for more Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and 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 civ@mail.mil when needing trash containers, trash @dla.mil for receiving/turn in; Mike Welsh at carrier within 75 days. Shipment under Defense is overflowing or emergency service is required. mike.welsh@dla.mil for reutilization/web tools; or Personal Property Program claimants must log into Rufus Guillory at rufus.guillory@dla.mil. the Defense Personal Property System at http:// Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to noon www.move.mil and report all the items online BOSS meetings are held the first the second and third Wednesday of each month at within 75 days. Claims must be submitted within and third Thursday of each month the Joel Hefley Community Center conference room, nine months directly with carriers to receive full from 2-3:30 p.m. at The Foxhole. 6800 Prussman Ave. The Retirement Services Office replacement value for missing and destroyed Contact Cpl. Rachael Robertson at 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.
  • 7. Sept. 21, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 7Barracks management transfers back to military Story and photo by The 30 Soldiers selected to run Susan C. Galentine Fort Carson’s FSBP 2020 are set up in Directorate of Public Works teams from each of the brigades and public relations tenant units to manage the 64 barracks buildings and more than The face of Soldier barracks 8,100 rooms on the installation. Themanagement transitions from contractors representatives are responsible for theback to green suiters effective Sept. 29, assignment and clearing of rooms,when the First Sergeants Barracks performing inspections, issuing keysProgram evolves into FSBP 2020. and performing minor maintenance to The move toward military manage- support brigade and tenant units’ment of barracks under FSBP 2020 is footprints.under way Armywide. The program will maintain as “As the Army transitions from a much unit integrity as possible, saidwartime force back to a garrison-ready Lamb. The FSBP 2020 Soldiers mayforce, Department of the Army must not be from the same battalion orlook at ways to reduce operational company as the barracks residents, butcosts,” said Debra Lamb, Directorate of will be a representative of that brigadePublic Works single Soldier housing or tenant unit.manager and lead for the FSBP program The FSBP 2020 representatives,transformation. “By transitioning from who are assigned to the program forcontractor run, to an Army run program, one year, will work closely with theirthis will reduce operational costs and unit leadership to coordinate roomallow this funding to go to other vital assignments and inform them of anyareas of concern.” barracks issues. While many of the day- to-day functions of the barracks The First Sergeants Barracks facilities fall under FSBP 2020, Spc. Terrance Hines, left, and Cpl. Tamorris Jones, Fort Carson’s First Sergeants’ Barracks Program 2020 operates out of the units have, and will always be Program 2020 team members, familiarize themselves with the barracks key system as Single Soldier Housing Office, expected, to manage overall part of their duties in assisting single Soldiers with room assignments and terminations. located in building operation and command and 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. control of their barracks. is properly supported and that any and their assigned rooms in good condition The office is open Monday-Friday “The individual team (non- all barracks issues are addressed and the and calling in routine service orders from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. commissioned officers in charge) quality of life for the Soldiers is as needed to the FSBP 2020 team at For more information about the will coordinate with the command maintained or increased,” said Lamb. 526-9707 or for emergency service FSBP 2020 transition call 526-9707. sergeants major or unit first As always, Soldiers living in the orders to Fort Carson Support sergeants to ensure that the unit barracks are responsible for maintaining Services at 526-5345. The Colorado Springs Business Journal can publish your legal notices Easy and affordable. THE WORLD’S Ordinances Water Rights FIRST POCKET-SIZED Public Trustee Sales SEARCHLIGHT Notices to Creditors City Planning Agenda 500 FAR-REACHING LUMENS. Name Changes WIELD FURY.™ Summonses Adoption Notices Guardianships Sheriff’s Sales and more Call Kathy Bernheim at 719-329-5204 www.surefire.com/fury for more information Call your TLS/GSA Supplier to order now. | NSN: 6230-01-603-3305
  • 8. 8 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 21, 2012Carson honors fallen warrior Spc. Kyle R. Rookey Feb. 28, 1989 - Sept. 2, 2012 Spc. Kyle R. Rookey, a native of Oswego, N.Y., enlisted inthe Army March 3, 2010. He attended Basic Training at Fort Spc. RobertSill, Okla., and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Huachuca, Fleig, bugler,Ariz., as an unmanned aerial vehicle operator. 4th Infantry His only assignment was with the 4th Special Troops Battalion, Division Band,4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Carson. plays taps He was attached to the Dirty Bird during a Platoon as a UAV operator and memorial deployed in support of Operation ceremony Enduring Freedom in March. in honor of His awards and decorations Spc. Kyle R. include the Army Commendation Rookey, 4th Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Special Troops National Defense Service Medal, Battalion, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 4th Brigade bronze star, Global War on Terrorism Combat Team, Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, 4th Infantry Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Division, at Medal and Combat Action Badge. Soldiers’ Rookey is survived by his Memorialwife, Victoria Rookey; daughter, Flora; father, George Chapel,Rookey; mother, Carol Akers; brother, David Wallace; and sister, Monday.Elizabeth Rookey. Photo by Spc. Nathan Thome WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/4THID WWW.TWITTER.COM/@4THINFDIV WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/THE4ID WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/THE4ID WWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/THE4ID Having an Open House? Let our readers know! ONLY $30 For more information call 719-329-5236 or email m
  • 9. Sept. 21, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 9 4th BSB trains to keep brigade moving Petroleum supply specialists assigned to Company Story and photos by Pfc. Andrew Ingram Base) to refuel before heading to their next A, 4th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, objective,” said Staff Sgt. Joseph Hudson, petroleum Team, 4th Infantry Division, provide multiple military 4th Infantry Division supply specialist, Company A. “We set up a ROM vehicles with fuel during a refuel-on-the-move training point at a designated location so they can roll in, mission in the Fort Carson Training Area, Sept. 12. Petroleum supply specialists assigned to get the fuel they need as quickly as possible andCompany A, 4th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st continue the mission.”Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, battled The tactical expedience of a ROM operation Not only was the time improved, butthe wind and rain to practice their basic tasks during ensures that U.S. Forces missions are completed inexperienced Soldiers were able to learn theira refuel-on-the-move training mission, Sept. 12. quickly and efficiently, making setting up a ROM jobs in the field. The Soldiers refueled Humvees, M1A1 Abrams point an important task for petroleum supply Soldiers Many of the junior enlisted Soldiers broadened tanks and M2A2 Bradley Fighting to master, said Hudson. their knowledge base of the vehicles they will work Vehicles at an improvised fueling “I have an outstanding group of individuals with during deployment, said Spc. Brandon Hartman, station in the Fort Carson working with me,” he said. “My Soldiers love getting petroleum supply specialist, Company A. training area. out there and doing missions, they love setting up the “This is a good team-building mission,” Hartman “In a combat environ- ROM. This is what we do, and we love it.” said, gesturing to the cold rain needling his comrades ment a unit may not The Sept. 12 mission marked the third time in as they prepared to meet the first convoy of the have time to go back to seven days the Soldiers set up a ROM point to day. “No matter what the weather conditions are, the (Forward Operating provide fuel for 1st BCT units operating in the Fort everybody pulls together and gets the job done.” Carson Training Area. “We have had a lot of vehicles come through here during these operations,” said Sgt. Christopher Brewer, petroleum supply specialist, Company A. “When they come in, we have two minutes to give them a quick top off and get them on their way.” Sgt. Doug Underwood, petroleum supply specialist, Company A, emphasized speed as the key to setting up a successful ROM mission. “The last time we set up the ROM point, it took us just over 30 minutes. This time, it took us 22 minutes,” Underwood said. “We would like to get it down to 15 minutes, but that will come with practice. Most of these Soldiers had never set up a ROM before, so I’m pretty pleased with how well they are doing.” Sgt. Christopher Brewer, left, and Pfc. Todd Berostick, both petroleum supply specialists assigned to Company A, 4th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, attach a fuel hose to a T-clamp, during a refuel-on-the-move training mission in the Fort Carson Training Area, Sept. 12. Spc. Alejandro Febus, petroleum supply specialist, Company A, 4th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th InfantrySpc. Reid Asanuwa, petroleum supply specialist, Division, refills of an M1A1Company A, 4th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Abrams tank during aCombat Team, 4th Infantry Division, rolls up a fuel hose refuel-on-the-move trainingSept. 12, at the conclusion of a refuel-on-the-move mission in the Fort Carsontraining mission. Training Area, Sept. 12.
  • 10. 10 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 21, 2012 Sept. 21, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 11 Law enforcement exercise Story and photos by Andrea Sutherland to the door, waiting to bust it open with a door ram. Across the street, neighbors unloaded groceries Lt. Col. Christopher Mountaineer staff from their SUVs, occasionally watching the Heberer, MPs continue In the 5519 block in the Cherokee Village neighborhood, military police in full SWAT gear crept up the sides of the brick duplex. A woman dressed in jeans, a hoodie and a gas commotion taking place during the law enforcement exercise, Sept. 14. When the door didn’t budge, an MP threw a flash- bang grenade through the window, hoping to maintain commander, 759th Military Police SRT quest the element of surprise and disorient anyone inside. Battalion, mask sat on the stoop in front of 5519E. Once inside, MPs restrained another suspect as debriefs As the MPs approached, they yelled for the a third taunted the MPs from upstairs. MPs after woman to lay down on the sidewalk. While a couple “I smell bacon!” he yelled. a Special of MPs restrained her, others stacked themselves next MPs stormed the stairs, securing bedrooms, Reaction closets and a bathroom. They apprehended three Team more suspects and “killed” a fourth. certification “This was a good effort,” said Lt. Col. exercise. Christopher Heberer, commander, 759th MP Heberer Battalion, during a debrief after the exercise. “It was commended a good training run. We’ll do more training and MPs on their practice till we get it right because that saves lives.” efforts, but The team had hoped to earn its certification as a said the team Special Reaction Team, the equivalent of a civilian would need SWAT team, but commanders and SRT evaluators more training determined the MPs needed before more training before receiving its “They have the granting the certification. certification. tactics, the “This was a good practice run,” said Lt. “In the two years I’ve been here we’ve had two “We’re optimistic. Their planning process was technology and Col. Michael Kropushek, incidents requiring a SWAT team,” he said. “We’ve perfect. The hardest part is for them to work as a Directorate of Emergency got to be ready at any given time.” team. They have the tactics, the technology and the equipment. Services. “We’ll do it again.” “They’ll have another few weeks of training,” the equipment. Now it’s just putting that all Now it’s just Kropushek said Fort said Capt. James Bloom, commander, 148th together and working together.” Carson hasn’t had its own Military Police Detachment, 759th MP Bn. “They’ll After the exercise, MPs said they were grateful putting that all SRT in 18 months due to be practicing breaching.” for the feedback from their leaders. Evaluators take notes and military police apprehend a suspect and breach a house during a together and deployments and other demands on MPs. The post Bloom said that the team had only been together five weeks and although they were not ready to be “Overall, it’s a great opportunity to do this in the buildings we might be called to,” said one MP Sept. 14 certification exercise to become a Special Reaction Team. It has been 18 months since working together.” has an agreement with an certified as SRT, they were ahead of where they who participated in the exercise. Fort Carson had its own SRT. 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  • 12. Sept. 21, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 13Hispanic American Heritage MonthLopez to troops: education is way forward By Andrea Sutherland Mountaineer staff cycle of poverty,” he said. “Education is expensive, but ignorance is even said Sgt. 1st Class Harry DeBoise, equal opportunity adviser, 2nd Brigade more expensive.” Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. For Felix Lopez, the vice president Lopez provided sobering statistics “(Observances) give other for student success at Pikes Peak comparing Hispanic Americans to people insight into different cultures,” Community College, education is the the rest of the population. said Sgt. 1st Class Rhonda Dow, key to uniting different cultures and According to a study completed EO adviser, 43rd Sustainment accepting societal differences. by the U.S. Department of Education, Brigade. “Sometimes we take things “It is important for all of us to in 2008 only 11 percent of Hispanic for granted or we take things at be educated,” said Lopez during his adults between ages 25-29 had at face value. These events offer speech Tuesday at the Hispanic least a bachelor’s degree, compared more insight and information on American Heritage Month observance to 33 percent of white Americans different cultures.” at the Elkhorn Conference Center. and 60 percent of Asian-Americans In addition to Lopez’s speech, Lopez, a Mexican-American born in the same age group. dancers performed Hispanic-inspired to Mexican parents who had little “We cannot afford to be the status numbers including the meringue, the formal education, said his family quo,” Lopez said. rumba and the salsa. Biographies of Lopez placed an emphasis on the importance of education as an investment. He challenged Soldiers to “break the cycle” and take advantage of Pablo Picasso, Cesar Chavez and other prominent figures in Hispanic culture “(My parents) wanted to break the education benefits the military offers. lined the walls. Attendees enjoyed a “Not only do I salute you, lunch buffet of Hispanic foods, From left, I challenge you,” he said. including chicken fajitas, taquitos, Command Sgt. “Education should be used enchiladas and jalapeno poppers. Maj. Brian Stall, to make us colorblind.” In his closing remarks to 4th Infantry Lt. Col. David Cushen, attendees, Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, Division and Fort manager for the Equal commanding general, 4th Inf. Div. and Carson, and Opportunity Program, said Fort Carson, reiterated the importanceCommand Sgt. Maj. he hoped Lopez’s words of respecting Hispanic culture andRandy Varner, 43rd resonated with Soldiers. the importance of higher education. Sustainment “(Lopez) shared his story “Education is the key to under- Brigade, pile about how education was standing how diversity can be a unifying their plates with critical to his success,” Cushen factor across ethnicities,” he said. jalapeno poppers, said. “Had he not persevered, Anderson praised the influence taquitos, chicken he wouldn’t have … aspired Hispanics and Latinos have had on fajitas and to the level where he is now.” American culture and applauded enchiladas during Sharing those inspiring their service in the military. the Hispanic stories and connecting with “While diversity implies aAmerican Heritage Soldiers is precisely why the difference, it also incurs thatMonth observance Equal Opportunity Program that difference is beneficial,” he said. Tuesday at hosts cultural observances. “Without the dedicated efforts of the Elkhorn “These events promote Hispanic Americans in government,Conference Center. cross-cultural awareness military service, social science, art, because we come from so music and sports, our nation would Photo by Andrea Sutherland many different backgrounds,” be something less than it could be.” Dancers Brad Ackerman and Lori Ackerman perform for Soldiers and guests at the Hispanic Heritage Month event hosted by 4th Infantry Division Equal Opportunity Program at the Elkhorn Conference Center, Tuesday. The volunteers demonstrated three different dances to familiarize audience members with the variety and depth of Hispanic culture. Photo by Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner
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  • 14. Sept. 21, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 15ACS hosts spouse career day Story and photo by Andrea Sutherland Mountaineer staff For many military spouses, finding employmentcan be stressful, frustrating and infuriating. “I’ve been looking for a job for 10 months,”said Amanda Avila. “I’ve applied to a lot of jobsonline, but I never hear back. At most, I’ll get anemail saying I didn’t get the job.” Avila joined dozens of other spouses Sept. 13for the Spouse Career Day, hosted by ArmyCommunity Service. ACS hosted a career fairSept. 14 for spouses to practice their skills. “Military spouses need guidance on jobsearches,” said Mercedes Jamieson, coordinatorfor the employment readiness program at ACS.“As a military spouse myself, I remember howdifficult it was to get a job.” Jamieson said she uses her experience to helpother spouses. “I try to guide them and mentor them,” shesaid. “My vision is for all military spouses tohave the same opportunities that I have had.” To aid spouses in their search, Jamieson At career fairs, Hessler suggested arriving Dozens of spouses learn valuable tips for job searchesorganized the Spouse Career Day, which brought early and collecting brochures from a variety of Sept. 13 during the Spouse Career Day at the Specialin a certified career coach to provide tips on job companies and review the information before Events Center.searches and career fair etiquette. approaching company representatives. “The most important thing a military spouse Hessler also encouraged spouses to meet with approach a search,” he said. “I learned not towho’s looking for a job can do is get connected in 10 employers they would not want to work for to ‘attack’ employers with my resume and say, ‘Ithe community,” said Kimberly Hessler, career coach. practice engaging with professionals before meeting need a job.’”“You want to strategically embed in the community with representatives from companies that did Avila said she appreciated the suggestions,and build relationships through volunteering.” interest them. particularly that she should be volunteering in Hessler encouraged spouses to maintain a Lee Davis said he learned a lot from the session order to make connections within a company.profile on the professional social networking site, and found Hessler’s tips beneficial. “It’s hard, especially with kids,” she said.LinkedIn, and print business cards to hand to “I learned how to work a career fair and how “To pay for child care while volunteering ispotential employers. to go about looking for a job and the proper way to difficult. I know I need to suck it up and do it.” Do you need a better marketing plan? 715 South Academy Blvd. 1850 East Woodmen Rd. 412 Eagleridge Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80910 Colorado Springs, CO 80920 Pueblo, CO 81008 719-597-2311 719-277-0407 719-584-3028 Contact your Account Executive to discuss options for your business at 719.634.5905
  • 15. 16 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 21, 2012Claims to the estate information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for theCommand Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Griffin — With purpose of determining eligibility and verifying deepest regret to the Family of the deceased. data. Applications may be submitted any time Anyone having claims against or indebtedness during the school year. Contact Dawn Muniz to his estate should contact 2nd Lt. Eric Tyson at 719-382-1334 or email DMuniz@FFC8.org at 631-902-8953. for more information.Staff Sgt. Christopher J. Birdwell — With deepest Ambulance service — Fort Carson officials urge regret to the Family of the deceased. Anyone community members to contact emergency having claims against or indebtedness to his personnel by calling 911 instead of driving estate should contact 2nd Lt. Thomas W. Cagle personal vehicles to the emergency room. at 325-212-8867. In the event of a life- or limb-threateningSpc. Kyle R. Rookey — With deepest regret to the emergency, skilled paramedics and ambulance Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims crew will be able to administer critical care against or indebtedness to his estate should and aid. Contact the Emergency Department contact Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kamau Gaynor at 526-7111 for more information. at 719-503-4614 or 520-226-6281. New prescription policy — All handwrittenSpc. Mabry J. Anders — With deepest regret to the prescriptions from a TRICARE network Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims provider will be filled at the Soldier and Family against or indebtedness to his estate should contact Care Center located adjacent to and east of 2nd Lt. Samuel E. Gooding at 734-478-3104. Evans Army Community Hospital. When calling in for refills on those prescriptions,Upcoming events beneficiaries will continue to use the SFCC.Coat drive — The Mountain Post Spouses Club is A dedicated refill window in this facility will collecting winter coats, scarves, hats and gloves for reduce wait time. The SFCC pharmacy is open Fort Carson Families through Nov. 1. Donations Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. may be made at Family Connection, the The pharmacy is located on the first floor commissary, Evans Army Community Hospital, near the east entrance of the facility; park in the Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center, the “G” lot, east of the building. Call 719-503-7067 Exchange, Soldier Family Care Center and the Hub. or 719-503-7068 for more information.Mother Son Roundup — The Southeast YMCA hosts Warrior Family Medicine becomes Iron Horse — a mother and son western dinner and dance Effective immediately, the name of Warrior Saturday from 2-5 p.m. Cost is $15 per mother and Family Medicine Clinic has changed to Iron son. There is a $5 charge for each additional son. Horse Family Medicine Clinic. The clinic is Call 719-622-9622 for more information. still located on the second floor of Evans ArmyPrivately Owned Weapon Range safety days — Community Hospital. Hours of operation are the Fort Carson Privately Owned Weapon from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 526-9277 for range hosts safety days Saturday and Oct. 20. more information. Contact Master Sgt. Willie R. Chatman Sr. at 2-1-1 data expands to two counties — The Pikes 526-3058 or Jose L. Colon-Rosa at 526-9717 Peak Area Council of Governments has partnered for more information. with Pikes Peak United Way to include 2-1-1Retiree Appreciation Day — The annual Retiree data for El Paso and Teller counties in the Appreciation Day takes place Oct. 13 from Network of Care for servicemembers, veterans 7 a.m. to noon at McMahon Auditorium and the and their Families. The service directory Special Events Center. Call 526-0682, 526-2260 component of the Network of Care now includes or 524-2342 for more information. more than 1,500 local resources to assist the civilians from Fort Carson to speak about their military community, service providers and work, training and varied experiences to publicGeneral announcements others. Visit http://pikespeak.networkofcare.org organizations throughout the Pikes Peak region. for more information. Speakers must be well-qualified professionalsCar wash construction — In an effort to improve Share-a-Ride — is a free online car pool who know how to capture and maintain an its services, the Mountain Post Car Wash is coordination to and from post, as well as van audience’s attention for 20-30 minutes. Speakers undergoing construction to upgrade an automatic pool options, typically for those commuting should be comfortable speaking to businesses, bay to an express wash. The facility remains 30 or more miles to post. Riders are matched professional organizations, community leaders, open 24-hours for business and the staff will based on their origination and destination points, civic groups and schools. Contact Community do its best to accommodate customers during as well as days and times of travel. Users specify Relations at 526-1246 or 526-1256. construction. Contact Mike Jimenez at whether they are offering a ride, need a ride or if Al-Anon meetings — Al-Anon is a 12-step 719-226-2850 for more information. they are interested in sharing driving duties. When program for families and friends of alcoholicsTRICARE online access — TRICARE patients will a “match” is found, users are notified immediately (admitted or not). Meetings take place in the no longer be able to access online accounts with of rider options, allowing them to contact and conference room of The Colorado Inn at MHS/iAS username and password. Users must coordinate ridesharing within minutes. Access 6 p.m. every Monday. Attendance is free and either use a registered Department of Defense the ride-share portal by visiting http://www. anyone can attend these open, anonymous Common Access Card or register for a DOD carson.army.mil/paio/sustainability.html. meetings. Contact Al-Anon Service Center Self-Service Logon. Visit: www.dmdc.osd.mil/ Vanpools — Vanpools serve commuters who at 719-632-0063 for information. identitymanagement. Patients may also receive travel on Interstate 25, Powers Boulevard, Nutrition counseling and classes — The Evans personal assistance in creating an account by Security-Widefield and Fountain. Vanpool costs Army Community Hospital Nutrition Care visiting the TRICARE Service Center at Evans for Soldiers and civilians may be reduced (or free) Division offers nutrition counseling on a healthy Army Community Hospital or Veterans Affairs when using the Army Mass Transit Benefit subsidy. diet, weight loss or gain, high cholesterol, Regional Office. The program provides the van, maintenance and hypertension, diabetes, sports nutrition and otherCooling system undergoes repairs — One of the repairs, insurance, fuel and has an Emergency nutrition-related diseases or illnesses. Nutrition two chilling systems that provide cooling for Ride Home feature. Go to http://tinyurl.com/ classes include heart-healthy/lipid, weight loss, the majority of the “banana belt” area of the FtCarsonVanPool for further details, and to reserve pregnancy nutrition, commissary tour/healthy cantonment is undergoing emergency repairs. a spot. Contact Anneliesa Barta, Sustainable Fort shopping and sports nutrition. To schedule an Buildings in the area, which include barracks, Carson at 526-6497 or email anneliesa.m.barta. appointment, call the TRICARE appointment dining facilities, gyms and administrative ctr@mail.mil for more information. line at 719-457-2273. To register for a class, buildings, are currently receiving limited call the Nutrition Care Division at 526-7290. cooling. Repairs to the chiller is anticipated Ongoing events Take Off Pounds Sensibly — meets in the Grant within the next several weeks. The Directorate Library conference room Thursdays. Weigh-in of Public Works apologizes for any inconvenience Yard sales — can be held on post the first and third is from 5-5:45 p.m. and the meeting is from this may cause. DPW will notify facility Saturday of the month through December. Post 6-7 p.m. Annual membership fee is $26 and managers of outages or changes to the cooling residents set up their items in front of their homes. includes the TOPS magazine. Monthly dues system due to the repairs. Call the DPW Single Soldiers and Families who reside off are $5. Call Norma Rook at 719-531-7748 or Operations and Maintenance Division post can set up in the building 5510 parking TOPS at 800-932-8677 for more information. at 526-9241, 719-491-2943 or email bruce. lot. Yard sales are organized and conducted by Pregnancy and Parenting Portal — A new portal gronczniak@us.army.mil for more information. the Installation Mayoral Program, the Directorate from TriWest Healthcare Alliance connectsSchool lunch and breakfast program — School of Public Works Housing Liaison Office and the military Families to helpful information for various District 8 is accepting applications for the Balfour Beatty Family Housing Office. Call the stages of pregnancy, as well as for adoption. national School Lunch and School Breakfast Mayoral Program at 526-8303 or Army Community Different from other pregnancy sites, the TriWest programs. Application forms are being provided Service at 526-4590 for more information. portal offers information on TRICARE coverage to all homes with a letter to parents. Additional Seeking speakers — The Fort Carson Public Affairs and locating a nearby military clinic. Access copies are available in each school. The Office is seeking Soldiers, Family members and the site at http://www.triwest.com/pregnancy.
  • 16. Sept. 21, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 17Suicide Prevention MonthCarson raises awareness By Spc. Nathan Thome 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office September is National Suicide PreventionMonth, and Army leaders are teaching Soldiers Leaders: Loss of one is too many Editor’s note: Army leaders released the a Suicide Prevention Stand Down Thursday. Thisand Families the skills they need to do their part in following letter in observance of Army Suicide stand down aims to promote good health, teammatehelping a fellow warrior. Prevention Month. involvement, risk education and resilience training. For years, the Army has faced this enemy It is truly remarkable what our Soldiers, Army Units will promote Comprehensive Soldier Fitness,both stateside and overseas, developing plans civilians and Family members have accomplished stigma reduction, resiliency training, protectiveand conducting training to address this threat to over the past 11 years. Our Army and our nation factors and effective treatment resources.U.S. Soldiers. have asked much of you and you have performed Many factors may influence whether someone “Obviously, suicide continues to be a major exceptionally well. That said, the stress and strain of is likely to attempt suicide. Developing resilientconcern. It’s something that is vexing to us, and we more than a decade of war has had an impact on our Soldiers, Army civilians and Family membershave studied it incredibly hard,” said Army Chief force and, in particular, on our people. requires comprehensive, collaborative Armywideof Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, during a visit Unfortunately, many are dealing with difficult issues approaches. Effective suicide prevention and inter-to Fort Hood, Texas. “We’re focused on this, and and some view suicide as a solution to their vention activities require a continuum of serviceswe’re going to sustain our focus on this.” problems. Every one of these individuals has a and strong communities that build on individual, The first national strategy for suicide prevention friend, a battle buddy or a leader who is in a position unit/agency and Family strengths. Members of ourand Suicide Prevention Month were both launched to help. We need everyone to get involved — there is Army Family must adopt effective coping skills,in 2001 by then Surgeon General David Satcher as no room for bystanders. We are a team, and the loss turn to trusted friends and Family members in timesa way to save the lives of Soldiers and decrease of even one member of our Army Family is one too of need, and be willing to seek assistance whenthe amount of suicides in the Army. many; every single person is too important to lose. needed. There is no shame in asking for help. “There are several prevailing thoughts and This September, the Army will expand National We urge all Soldiers, Army civilians and Familiestheories about why someone ends their own life,” Suicide Prevention Week and World Suicide to work together to prevent suicide and to raise theirsaid Maj. Samuel Preston, chief, Fort Carson Prevention Day to Suicide Prevention Month. The own awareness of the available tools and resources.Embedded Behavioral Health Service, Evans theme is “A Healthy Force is a Ready Force.” As part Remember — your actions may save a life.Army Community Hospital. “In the Army we have of Suicide Prevention Month, the Army will conduct — Army Stronganalyzed the stats of Soldiers by suicide, andwhat we’ve uncovered is that there are some very Raymond F. Chandler III Raymond T. Odierno John M. McHughspecific trends (in regards to) completed suicides.” Sergeant Major of the Army General, United States Army Secretary of the Army Statistics have shown suicide in the Army at a Chief of Stafflow from 2001-2003, then trending upward since2004. The 2012 National Strategy for Suicide powerlessness or hopelessness, said Preston. team and unit, to not be afraid to talk about suicide.”Prevention stated that the Army has refined the The Army provides many training programs The Army provides multiple services whichSuicide Prevention Program to reflect major to help Soldiers recognize warning signs. offer help to Soldiers and those concerned aboutdevelopments in suicide prevention, research and “The Army has developed programs, including them, said Goode. Post chaplains, Behavioralpractice during the past decade. the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and Health, Community Outreach and Army Potential signs of suicidal behavior to watch Ask Care Escort program, to teach Soldiers how to Community Service provide assistance in dealingout for may include previous attempts of suicide or help their fellow Soldiers,” said Chap. (Lt. Col.) with suicidal thoughts or behavior.self-harm, substance abuse, loss of a fellow warrior, Keith Goode, division chaplain, 4th Infantry Division. See Suicide on Page 20stress that seems unmanageable or a sense of “We want to empower every Soldier, everyone in their Gentle Dental Care TriCare Prime offers off-base Best Howard Short, D.M.D. Accepting routine eye examination benefit! Friends United Concordia Insurance No out-of-pocket cost for for military families! an eye exam for glasses! 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  • 17. 18 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 21, 2012Army Families build ‘Strong Bonds’ Story and photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jacob A. McDonald 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office Sixteen Fort Carson Familiestook time off from their daily routinesand descended on Keystone Resort,Sept 14-16, to build their relationshipswith Strong Bonds MarriageEnrichment Training. The training, led by Chap.(Capt.) Sam Rico, Headquarters andHead-quarters Battalion, 4th InfantryDivision, allowed the couples to stepaway from their daily routines to learnsome new tools to keep their marriageshealthy in a vacation atmosphere. “This is an opportunity forFamilies to get away from work to apeaceful place where they can haveconcentrated time to focus on buildingstrong bonds in their relationships,”Rico said. “Soldiers with strong them and they will mention they are The couples who attended also Chap. (Capt.) Sam Rico, Headquarters andrelationships make better Soldiers.” implementing the skills they learned said it was beneficial and could Headquarters Battalion, 4th Infantry The training offers relationship successfully. It is change for the help them in their relationship. Division, speaks to Fort Carson Soldierstools for couples or single Soldiers, positive. It is growth.” “It’s a good idea to be open and their spouses during Strong Bondsto include communication skills Rico said the training is good for to find new ways to improve our Marriage Enrichment Training atand learning to focus on their the well-being of the Army as well, relationship,” said Sgt. Mario Keystone Resort, Sunday.spouse or significant other. Even stating that the skills learned can be Anguiano, Company C, Headquartersthough the chaplains run the Strong passed on to other Soldiers to help them and Headquarters Battalion, whoBonds program, the emphasis is when they may be having trouble. attended with his wife, Jessica will help them to make theirnot on religion, but relationship “Relationship issues are one of Anguiano. “The training has been marriage stronger.training based on religious the greatest contributors to combat entertaining, insightful and relaxing. “A marriage takes a lot of work,principles, Rico said. stress,” he said. “We need to focus on Everything in the seminar is true. we are always working at it,” she said. “It is great to see couples come, our Soldiers and their relationships.” The material is something we can Soldiers or Families who wishget the training, learn the skills, and Rico emphasized that the relate to.” to find out more about the Strongthen use them,” Rico said. “A week training is part of Comprehensive Jessica Anguiano said that Bonds training should contact theirafter a training (session), I will see Soldier Fitness. the tools they learned at the training chaplain or unit ministry team.
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  • 19. 20 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 21, 2012Suicide outlook looms around the prospect Wellness Fair and are receiving ASIST Resourcesfrom Page 17 of getting help. and ACE training from their chain of Numbers to call “Soldiers are afraid that getting command and chaplains. Fliers and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Army ASIST and ACE programs help will label them as weak,” said information about programs and services v 800-273-TALK (8255), option 1provide Soldiers with the tools to Chap. (Maj.) James Lester, Family Life have been posted at the Exchange and Suicide Prevention Program Managerhelp not only themselves, but their Chaplain, 4th Inf. Div. “To reduce that commissary. Soldiers will also attend a v 526-0401fellow Soldiers as well. stigma, it helps when senior leaders or suicide prevention standdown Oct. 4. Fort Carson Suicide Prevention Office “We want to make sure we have the commanders who have gotten help talk Communication is a common v 524-2115right feedback and programs in place to Soldiers about their experiences.” theme of the services provided onthat will help us in our attempts to When other Soldiers talk about post. Through talking, Soldiers have Websitesreduce what I consider to be a very getting help, it takes away the sense the ability to help those in need. Signs of Suicideserious problem in the Army,” Odierno of being the only one; Soldiers realize “When I talk to Soldiers on post, v http://www.mentalhealthscreening.told reporters at Fort Hood. “It’s about that it’s all right to get help, said Lester. the question always comes up, ‘When org/military/index.aspxcreating environments where we can “If you think someone is should a battle buddy talk to a fellow Army chaplainsidentify those who may be at risk and depressed or thinking about suicide, Soldier about concerns with their v http://www.army.mil/info/helping them with the proper programs.” talk to them and actually listen to what behavioral health?’ And my answer to organization/chaplaincy Although services are provided they say,” Lester said. “Soldiers are that is ‘regularly,’” said Preston. “We Mountain Post Wellness Centerto those who need it, a negative more likely to talk to someone about should be checking in with one another v http://evans.amedd.army.mil/ problems when they feel they trust on a regular basis. We must understand wellness that person and are cared about.” as an Army, as an installation, and“If you think someone is In previous years, Fort Carson held as Soldiers, that 11 years of armed On-post services v Army Community Service depressed or thinking many activities to train and encourage conflict does have its toll. v Army Substance Abuse Program about suicide, talk to Soldiers to seek help, including runs, “We must understand that it is v Mountain Post Wellness Center suicide standdowns, platoon-level our responsibility, as Soldiers and v Behavioral Health them and actually listen sit downs, and posting fliers and battle buddies, to ask each other v Chaplains to what they say.” information promoting on-post services how we are doing and check in,” v Fort Carson’s Suicide available to Soldiers and Families. said Preston. “If we don’t ask the Prevention Program — Chap. (Maj.) James Lester This year, Soldiers participated in a question, we will never know.” Lisa Herman Master of Business Administration Learn more at: I’ve learned CPS.Regis.edu/beinfluential WHAT IT TAKES to lead an ORGANIZATION... BE INFLUENTIAL. Lisa used her Regis MBA degree and entrepreneurial spirit to start her CHANGE YOUR own business. Now she runs a bakeshop that gives back to the community. WORLD How will you be influential? The School of Management in Regis University’s College for Professional Studies offers undergraduate and graduate degrees A SCHOOL OF that build strong business, management and communications skills INFLUENCE through both theory and real-world application. Students benefit from our industry partnerships and experienced faculty who know first-hand how to be successful in a competitive market. Busy adults choose Regis University for the academic rigor and our College for Professional Studies for the flexibility. ON YOUR SCHEDULE > Regionally accredited and nationally ranked > Accelerated 5- and 8-week classes > Online and campus-based learning > Multiple start dates throughout the year EXPLORE IN-DEMAND DEGREES | REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION | APPLY NOW CPS.Regis.edu/beinfluential | 800.392.7984 | > CLASSES START OCTOBER 22
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  • 21. 22 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 21, 2012 Sept. 21, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 23 Photo by Spc. Nathan Thome Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class James Lynch, corpsman, Medium Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 263, straps on his flight gear in preparation for takeoff at Butts Army Airfield, Sept. 13. A Marine leans out of an MV-22 Osprey Sept. 13 as it flies to Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site for a training mission. Fort Carson hosted the eight Ospreys and 200 Marines from the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263, based out of the Marine Corps Air Station in New River, N.C., Sept. 6-Monday.Photo by Spc. Nathan Thome By Andrea Sutherland test Marines as if they were in a deployed environment. eight Ospreys from North Carolina to Mountaineer staff Marines practiced transporting personnel to specific drop Colorado in seven hours. points, evacuating casualties and recovering personnel. “Ospreys can travel to a place in In the cockpit of the MV-22 Osprey, pilots performed “We’re training to improve our pilots, mechanics and half the time as helicopters,” said Marine last-minute checks as dual sets of rotor blades spun in crew,” he said. Maj. Lee York, aviation maintenance rapid succession. Giving the ground crew a thumbs up, In their off time, a couple dozen Marines traveled to officer, VMM-263. “It gives us the the pilots guided the aircraft — part helicopter and part a local food bank to pack 244 boxes of food for families ability to train in really cool places. … airplane — down the runway at Butts Army Airfield. affected by the Waldo Canyon Fire. To have the ability to train here and get As it navigated the runway, the aircraft lifted into the “The kind of person that serves in the Marine Corps not comfortable, it will make us that more air with the ease of a Black Hawk or Chinook, rising higher only wants to serve their country, they want to serve their comfortable (when deployed).” and higher before tilting its rotors forward into propellers, community,” U.S. Navy Chap. (Capt.) David Pahs said. One of the newest aircraft in the Photo by Andrea Sutherland switching to airplane operations. “They have a heart and a passion to care about people.” military, Ospreys have been deployed Marines from the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 pack food into boxes for families affected “There’s a lot of Gs involved,” said Chief Warrant To travel to Fort Carson, Marines flew their fleet of since 2007 in land-based operations in by the Waldo Canyon Fire Sept. 12 at the Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. Marines Officer 4 Michael Madura, air operations officer, Iraq and Afghanistan took time off from their monthlong training at Fort Carson to give back to the local community. In Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 4th Infantry The runway grows and sea-based two hours, the Marines filled 244 boxes, filling seven pallets. Division. “They can climb very rapidly.” smaller as the operations in Haiti Madura helped facilitate the September high-altitude MV-22 Osprey and Libya, according speed and ability to fly long distances as an airplane, make training for the 200 Marines from the Marine Medium takes off from to a Marine public service announcement. it an attractive option for units operating in combat zones. Tiltrotor Squadron 263, based out of Marine Corps Air Butts Army “In the late ’80s, it started to be “It’s the best of both worlds,” said O’Malley, Osprey pilot. Station in New River, N.C. Airfield tested,” York said. “It’s 10 times safer “To get up that high that quickly — no other aircraft can do “Fort Carson is unique in the fact that we are up so Sept. 13. than older aircraft.” this. It can go farther distances in a shorter amount of time.” high,” Madura said. “Butts is 6,000 feet above sea level.” A former CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter York said the aircraft’s capabilities meant evacuating Madura said Fort Carson hosts numerous aviation pilot, York said the redundancy of systems casualties from combat zones would be quicker and units for high-altitude training, facilitating hangar space, on the Osprey are better than those of more efficient. accommodations and training areas. other helicopters. He said during a deployment to Iraq, his unit medevaced “It’s been exciting,” said Marine 1st Lt. K.C. O’Malley, “It’s fly-by-wire,” he said. “It’s a casualty to a combat hospital in a helicopter. The casualty VMM-263. “In North Carolina, we’re at sea level. The computerized. … This thing can tell then had to be flown to another hospital that was able to aircraft operates much differently. Here, we have to do you so much information. If it foresees treat his wounds. Photo by Spc. Nathan Thome more calculations. … It’s been a good opportunity to see a problem, it tells you.” “If we had been in an Osprey we could have evacuatedAn MV-22 Osprey lands on top of a mesa during a training mission at how we operate away from our home base.” Marines said the Osprey’s ability to him straight to the larger hospital,” York said. “ThisPiñon Canyon Maneuver Site, Sept. 13. O’Malley said the three-week training was intended to operate as a helicopter, coupled with its (aircraft) is a lifesaver.” Photo by Spc. Nathan Thome Layout by Jeanne Mazerall
  • 22. 24 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 21, 2012Veterans honor9/11 fallen Story and photos by Sgt. April York2nd Brigade Combat Team Public The ceremony ended with a special signal from a fireman’s bell to honor the fallen of 9/11.Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division “In the past, as firefighters began their tour of duty it was the bell that Rays of sunlight broke through signified the beginning of the day’sthe clouds and peeked over the shift,” said Christopher Riley, fireMain Street Bridge to shine during chief, City of Pueblo. “Throughout thea tribute ceremony for the fallen day and night each alarm was soundedheroes of 9/11 at the Historic Arkansas by a bell, which summoned theseRiverwalk of Pueblo, Sept. 11. brave souls to fight fires and to place Col. Omar Jones IV, commander, their lives in jeopardy for the good of2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th their fellow citizens. When a firefighterInfantry Division, joined veterans, died in the line of duty, it was thePueblo City representatives and mournful toll of the bell that solemnlylocal residents in remembering announced a comrade’s passing.the events of 9/11. “These brave souls (9/11 victims) “We are here so we never have done their duty, a special signalforget,” Jones said. “It’s important of three rings, three times each,for the families of the great represents the end of our comrades’Americans we lost that day to duties. To those that have selflesslyknow that we are never going to given up their lives for the good offorget their sacrifice, who they were their fellow man, their task completeand the contributions they made. (and) their duties well done; to our “I was at the Pentagon when it comrades — their last alarm.”got hit (by a hijacked airplane), andit is a very personal experience for Col. Omar Jones IV, left,me having actually gone through the commander, 2nd Brigadeattack,” Jones said. “Fortunately, for Combat Team, 4thme and my team, we were all able Infantry Division, and Salto evacuate the building safely.” Torres, retired Marine and The ceremony consisted of a member of the Puebloposting and retiring the colors, Veterans Ritual Team,speeches, a wreath laying, a volley prepare to place a wreathfrom a firing squad and the ringing at the base of a 9/11of the fireman’s bell. memorial at the Historic In May, a steel beam from Arkansas Riverwalk ofGround Zero was unveiled as part Pueblo, Sept. 11.of the 9/11 memorial just outside thesteps of The Center for AmericanValues, which hosted the event. According to Trish Rooney,manager, The Center for AmericanValues, the 9/11 tribute ceremonyis an annual event held in Pueblo. A firing squad of retiredPreviously it was held at Gateway veterans prepares to firePark, but this year it was held outside three rounds to rememberthe center. the victims of 9/11 during Jones, along with representatives a ceremony at the Historicfrom the Pueblo City fire and police Arkansas Riverwalk ofdepartments, Pueblo County Sheriff’s Pueblo, Sept. 11.Office, Pueblo Veterans RitualTeam, Home of Heroes MarineCorps League, American Legion PostNo. 2, Pueblo West Fire Department,Colorado Patriot Guard, PuebloWeisbrod Aircraft Museum and theAmerican GI Forum men’s andwomen’s chapters, laid wreathsof flowers at the base of the memorialin memory of all the men andwomen who lost their lives in the9/11 attacks. Residents viewed the ceremonyin silence from across the river.The simplicity and emotion of theceremony made it memorable. “It’s events like these that plantthe seed in our youth,” Rooney said.“So that we remain great as a country,we have to have them focused onhonor, integrity and patriotism.” The Pueblo Police Honor Guard retires the colors to remember the victims of 9/11 during a ceremony in Pueblo.
  • 23. Sept. 21, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 25 Drug Take-Back Day Sept. 29 Mountaineer staff combat prescription drug abuse. According to a Drug Enforcement Agency Fort Carson community members can turn press release, citizens turned in a record- in unused and expired prescribed medication breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted for proper disposal Sept. 29 as part of the U.S. or expired medications for safe and proper Drug Enforcement Administration’s National disposal during the April 28 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Drug Take-Back Day. The medications can be dropped off between When the results of the four Take-Back Days 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Exchange and commissary. to date are combined, the DEA and its state, local, The “no-questions-asked” turn in day was and tribal law-enforcement and community initiated Sept. 24, 2010, as an opportunity to raise partners have removed more than 1.5 million community awareness and mobilize support to pounds (774 tons) of medication from circulation. LETTERS FROM HOME USED TOFurniture Built to Last. TAKE WEEKSExplore over 65,000 square feet of merchandise TO ARRIVEwith new items coming in daily! With over 300 dealers in one location, American Classics Marketplace is the best place to find amazing furniture at great bargains! Accent Tables - Chairs - China Cabinets Bedroom Furniture - Dining Sets & more! TECHNOLOGY CHANGES EVERYTHING. IT TRANSFORMED THE WAY YOU DEPLOY OVERSEAS. THE WAY YOU TALK TO YOUR LOVED ONES. HEAR N E W S F R O M H O M E . E V E RY DAY, I N N OVAT I O N Swww.AmericanClassicsMarketplace.com WHAT IF TECHNOLOGY CONNECTED1815 N. Academy Blvd. - Colorado Springs - 719-596-8585 YOU TO A COLLEGE DEGREE? BELONG TO A WORLDWIDE LEARNING COMMUNITY. . M I L I TA R Y. A S H F O R D . E D U/ M O U N TA I N E E R | 8 0 0 . 5 4 8 . 1 7 6 6
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  • 25. Sept. 21, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 27 Health wiseSurvey says Hidden healthFeedback pays EACH, insurance hurtsimproves services By Stacy Neumann surveys that are sent out, particularly By Stacy Neumann Medical Department Activity Public Affairs Office Evans Army Community Hospital is losing thousands of dollars a year because TRICARE beneficiaries are failing to make Medical Department Activity when it comes to active-duty it known that they have other health insurance. Public Affairs Office servicemembers and their Families. “If one of our beneficiaries has health insurance through an Last year, only 9.9 percent of employer or private insurance program, we are required by law Within 48 hours of a visit to surveyed active-duty members to bill that program,” said Lt. Col. Russell DeVries, deputyEvans Army Community Hospital, completed their APLSS surveys while commander for Administrative Services.the Army Provider Level Satisfaction Family members had a completion Each year, TRICARE beneficiaries must fill out a DepartmentSurvey is sent to a sample of random rate of 29.4 percent. Overall, retirees of Defense Form 2569, declaring whether or not they have additionalbeneficiaries to ask about the quality averaged a return rate of more health insurance. Hospital administrators said that many peopleof their care. The 27-question survey than 50 percent. are reluctant to admit they have additional coverage. packs a lot “We’d really like to hear more from “Many people have said to me that they are worried. They of punch at our active-duty military,” said Col. John think it means their premiums will go up,” said Nina Britton, a “We can’t the military M. McGrath, hospital commander. “We nurse in Patient Administration Division. improve treatment facility. can’t improve without your feedback. Not only does APLSS provide money She said that isn’t true. Instead, disclosing an additional policy benefits both the patient and the military treatment facility. without your “We’re very interested for our facilities, but the results help “Not only will your other premium stay the same, but the us determine where to spend money to services you receive at our facility count towards your deductible,” feedback. in improving improve your experience.” said Britton. “We will bill your insurance company through our ... the results overall satisfaction,” EACH’s overall APLSS satisfaction rate regularly exceeds 90 percent, Third Party Collections Program and that money comes directly back to Evans. It allows us to buy the latest equipment or services help us said Adalia Solero, but the facility’s goal is to top for our patients.” 95 percent, said Solero. Once patients fill out DD Form 2569, the Third Party Billing determine EACH patient “We want to create a small clinic Department will verify their information and provide them a where to advocate. “We scrutinize the atmosphere for you,” she said. “It should be a place where we know you green OHI card. Beneficiaries then present this card with their DOD identification card each time they are treated at a hospital clinic. spend money APLSS results monthly. We and greet you. We want to know how If a beneficiary has other health insurance and does not declare our patients are feeling. You are a part it, there could be consequences, DeVries said. An outside agency to improve check the of our Family.” researches service TRICARE beneficiary information and compares your verbatim comments The survey is administered by the Office of the U.S. Army Surgeon that information to a list of outside insurance programs. If someone is found to have an additional policy and not identify it, the military experience.” and make improvements.” General and all results are confidential. treatment facility can still bill for services rendered. In addition, Col. John M. Once a beneficiary receives a falsification on forms can be punished by a fine or imprisonment. The hospital questionnaire, he can fill it out and “If you are paying premiums for another policy, you should make McGrath can earn up mail it back, answer via Internet or use sure you tell us and use it,” DeVries said. “The Third Party Collections to $800 for an automated toll-free number. program ensures you are getting your money’s worth and it benefitseach returned survey. Anywhere from For more information on APLSS, the place where you are getting your health care. 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  • 26. 28 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 21, 2012Building culture of life or death? Commentary by J. Wesley Smith chronicles what he Chap. (Capt.) Scott Ingram calls ‘the assault on medical ethics in 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd America.’ Smith analyzes the practices Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division and philosophies that have taken the medical profession away from the moral Recently, Sgt. Marc Frazer and I — the unit certainty provided in the maxim of theministry team — conducted a two-day suicide Hippocratic Oath, ‘First do no harm.’”intervention training. At one point in training, the As Smith tellsstudents discussed whether or not they agreed readers, the bioethicswith certain attitudes toward suicide. Examples of some of those attitudes included establishment “(rejects) what until “So God created mankindsuicide is wrong, people have a right to suicide; Ihave failed if a person I am helping dies by suicide; now has been the core value of Western in his own image, in theand people serious about suicide cannot be helped. We discuss these attitudes in the training because civilization: that all human beings possess image of God he createdhow we feel about suicide may either attract or repelsomeone who is struggling with whether or not to equal moral worth. “As a result of this them; male and femalefollow through with it. While a significant portionof the participants clearly wanted to prevent and even rejection, bioethicists increasingly embrace he created them.”intervene to assist someone who was suicidal, they the idea that there are — Genesis 1:27also believed that it was a person’s choice whether lives that are not worthto live or die. When pressed to provide a basis for this living — that the right to life is contingentchoice, their answers were random or indiscriminate. on an arbitrary idea known as ‘quality of life.’” existence, our being free and having the ability toThis is not unlike many other groups that we This quality of life idea appears to be the pursue the virtuous life is contingent upon this truth.have trained in suicide intervention. prevailing attitude that I have observed in every suicide Another pivotal idea to promote life is by The question of how to build a culture of life intervention and ethics training that I conduct. It affirming that human life is sacred, has immensewas brought into even sharper focus a few weeks leads us to ask, “How do we build a culture of life?” value, and warrants dignity because we bear theago when we conducted ethics training at Glen One place to begin is to recover what our image of God. This foundational idea is thatEyrie castle. The session was centered around the country’s founders voiced in the Declaration touchstone upon which western civilization hasquestion of, “What does it mean to be human?” of Independence: “We hold these truths to be been built. Without it, the value of human beingsHow a person answers that (life and death) question self-evident, that all men are created equal, that is only based upon their capacity or utility. Oncewill determine how he treats another person. they are endowed by their Creator with certain their utility is gone (either by age or disability)It goes to the heart of what it means to be a unalienable Rights, that among these are life, liberty, and without a fixed value point, then theirwarrior in the Army, upholding its core values and the pursuit of happiness.” America’s unique personhood and worth are relative.for the good of everyone. contribution to the world was that we held that Building and sustaining a culture of life is Chuck Colson commented on our society as it our human rights were not given to us by the more than talking about attitudes in a class, it’s ahas been dubbed as a culture of death: “In his new government or person, but by our creator — worldview to how we see and engage all of life.book, appropriately entitled “The Culture of Death,” God. Since our right to life is integral to our very What kind of culture are you building?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 civ@mail.mil for more information. Bible StudyMilitary Council of Catholic Women meets Friday 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 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Sunday 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 For information call 526-5769 or visit “Fort Carson 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 Military Council of Catholic Women” on Facebook. Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Ursula Pittman/503-1104Knights of Columbus, a Catholic group for Sunday 10 a.m. Chapel NeXt Veterans Magrath & Titus Chap. Palmer/526-3888 men 18 and older, meets the second and fourth 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 Tuesday of the month at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Call 526-5769 for more information. JEWISHProtestant Women of the Chapel meets Tuesday Fort Carson does not offer Jewish services on post. Contact Chap. (Lt. Col.) Fields at 503-4090/4099 for Jewish service and study information from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Free child care is available. Email ISLAMIC SERVICES carson@pwoc.org or visit PWOC Fort Carson Fort Carson does not offer Islamic services on post. Contact the Islamic Society at 2125 N. Chestnut, 632-3364 for information. on Facebook for details.Latter Day Saints Soldiers: Weekly Institute (FORT CARSON OPEN CIRCLE) WICCA Sunday 1 p.m. Provider Chapel, Building 1350, Barkeley and Ellis ftcarsonopencircle@gmail.com Class (Bible study) is Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Call COLORADO WARRIORS SWEAT LODGE 719-266-0283 or 719-649-1671 Meets once or twice monthly and upon special request. Contact Michael Hackwith or Wendy Chunn-Hackwith at 285-5240 for information. for more information.Deployed Spouses Group meets for fellowship, food and spiritual guidance Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall. Children are welcome to attend. Call Cecilia 6:30-8 p.m. at the Fallen Heroes Family Center, Memorial Chapel Tuesday at 6 p.m. Contact Croft at 526-5769 for information. building 6215, 6990 Mekong St. The group Staff Sgt. Jose Varga at 719-287-2016Heartbeat, a support group for is open to members of all branches of for details. battle buddies, Family members service. Contact Richard Stites at Jewish Lunch and Learn with Chap. (Lt. Col.) and friends who are suicide 719-598-6576 or Cheryl Sims Howard Fields takes place Wednesday from survivors, meets the second at 719-304-9815 for more information. noon to 1 p.m. at Provider Chapel. For Tuesday of each month from Spanish Bible Study meets at Soldiers’ more information, call 526-8263.
  • 27. Sept. 21, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 29 Bargain hunters Community members sift through items during the Postwide Yard Sale, Saturday. Each year, Fort Carson hosts two large community yard sales on post. Kris Vetts said she found lots of good finds at Saturday’s yard sale. “I need to quit shopping or get another bag,” she said, laughing. Photo by Andrea SutherlandCIRCLE DRIVE SELF STORAGE Phone and Internet DiscountsMILITARY SPECIALS Available to CenturyLink Customers The Colorado Public Utilities Commission designated CenturyLink as an Eligible Secure your space today Telecommunications Carrier within its service area for universal service purposes. CenturyLink’s basic local service rates for residential voice lines are $15.40-$17.00Save An Additional 5% per month and business services are $30.60-$35.02 per month. Specific rates will be provided upon request.On Your Monthly Rent CenturyLink offers Lifeline service to customers who meet eligibility requirements. FREE use of our moving van on move-IN and OUT The federal Lifeline program is undergoing some changes in 2012, but customers may be eligible if they participate in certain federal or state assistance programs or FREE have a household annual gross income at or below 135% of the federal poverty Call us today and reserve your storage level. Lifeline is available for only one wireline or wireless telephone per household. 2515 Arlington Drive, Colorado Springs, CO Lifeline is not transferrable and documentation of eligibility is required to enroll. (South of Fountain Blvd, behind the Diamond Shamrock on Circle Drive) Qualifying residents of American Indian and Alaskan Native tribal lands may be eligible for additional discounts. 719-447-0452 Lifeline eligible subscribers may also qualify for reliable home high-speed Internet service up to 1.5Mbps for $9.95* per month for the first 12 months of service. Further details are available at centurylink.com/internetbasics. If you live in a CenturyLink service area, please call 1-800-244-1111 or visit centurylink. com/lifeline with questions or to request an application for the Lifeline program. *CenturyLink Internet Basics Program – Residential customers only who qualify based on meeting income level or program participation eligibility requirements, and requires remaining eligible for the entire offer period. First bill will include charges for the first full month of service billed in advance, prorated charges for service from the date of installation to bill date, and one-time charges and fees described above. Qualifying customers may keep this program for a maximum of 60 months after service activation provided customer still qualifies during that time. Listed High-Speed Internet rate of $9.95/mo. applies for first 12 months of service (after which the rate reverts to $14.95/mo. for the next 48 months of service), and requires a 12-month term agreement. Customer must either lease a modem/router from CenturyLink for an additional monthly charge or independently purchase a modem/router, and a one-time High-Speed Internet activation fee applies. A one-time professional installation charge (if selected by customer) and a one-time shipping and handling fee applies to customer’s modem/router. General – Services not available everywhere. CenturyLink may change or cancel services or substitute similar services at its sole discretion without notice. Offer, plans, and stated rates are subject to change and may vary by service area. Deposit may be required. Additional restrictions apply. Terms and Conditions – All products and services listed are governed by tariffs, terms of service, or terms and conditions posted at centurylink.com. Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges – Applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges include a carrier Universal Service charge, carrier cost recovery surcharges, state and local fees that vary by area and certain in-state surcharges. Cost recovery fees are not taxes or government-required charges for use. Taxes, fees, and surcharges apply based on standard monthly, not promotional, rates.
  • 28. 30 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 21, 2012World Rabies DayThreat should be taken seriously By Chanel S. Weaver shots in the arm over a period Central Command’s general order U.S. Army Public Health of several weeks. to avoid contact with wild andCommand Public Affairs Office “If individuals obtain medical stray animals. But Army medical treatment promptly following personnel say fear of punishment Sept. 28 marks World Rabies a potential rabies exposure, should not prohibit a SoldierDay, a global health observance nearly all cases of rabies can from coming forward.that seeks to raise awareness about be prevented,” said Cersovsky. “It is vital that everyone withrabies and enhance prevention DOD officials have updated potential exposures receive immediateand control efforts. the Post-Deployment Health medical evaluation,” said Cersovsky. After the death of a Soldier Assessment and Post-Deployment “Rabies is a fatal disease, and itfrom rabies last year, Army public Health Reassessment forms — should be taken seriously.”health officials are reiterating the health questionnaires that The rabies virus infects the centralneed for Soldiers to stay vigilant Soldiers complete after returning nervous system, ultimately causingand protect themselves from the from a deployment. disease in the brain and death.deadly disease. They warn Army “We have always asked Rabies is rare in the United States,personnel to be aware of the Soldiers about animal bites due to an active vaccination programrisk of rabies during travel or on these questionnaires, but for pets. The vast majority of humandeployments to less developed now there is a more specific rabies cases that occur in the Unitedcountries, and to seek prompt question on these forms that States each year are the result ofmedical treatment if they have asks redeploying personnel to contact with wild animals likea bite or scratch from an animal identify if they have been bitten raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes.while deployed. or scratched by an animal while But in the developing world, dog “In a deployed environment, deployed,” said Cersovsky. bites are the most common cause ofit’s best to treat every animal as He also said there is still human infection, causing more thanpotentially rabid,” said Col. a space on the form for Soldiers 99 percent of the estimated 55,000Steven Cersovsky, senior physician officials are also continuing to to write in information about a human deaths from rabies each year.epidemiologist at the U.S. Army ensure that medical providers are possible rabies exposure,Public Health Command. Soldiers who deploy are educated trained on rabies evaluation and treatment protocols, and that Soldiers or any other health concern they may Resourcesabout how to prevent the disease during understand what they should do have. These free-text For more information on rabies and how toroutine predeployment medical threat if they are exposed to a bite or fields are now more prevent the disease, visit:briefings. These prevention measures scratch from a wild animal. easily accessible to U.S. Army Public Health Commandinclude not approaching, feeding or “Individuals who receive bites Army medical providers. http://phc.amedd.army.mil/topics/discond/aid/handling animals, and not adopting from animals should wash the wound Many Soldiers may Pages/Rabies.aspxanimals as pets or mascots. Educational thoroughly with soap and water, fear coming forwardtools such as posters and cards also are and promptly seek medical attention,” to report animal bites Centers for Disease Control and Preventionavailable from the USAPHC website said Cersovsky. because they may be http://www.cdc.gov/rabiesfor use before and during deployment. If medical treatment is warranted, reprimanded for not Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline — 800-984-8523 Department of Defense health the Soldiers will receive a series of following the U.S.
  • 29. Sept. 21, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 31Iron Horse welcomes new manager Story and photo by Walt Johnson “I can honestly say the thing that has really on my own. They have helped me learn how things Mountaineer staff made my job easy is the way my staff reached out are done here, from the paperwork aspect to and welcomed me,” she said. “They have been very the actual hands-on aspect.” When the Iron Horse Sports and Fitness helpful to me in every aspect. Everywhere you go Mack said one of the first things she wantedCenter opened three months ago, there was an things are done differently and they have a lot to do was determine what was working well.important piece to the puzzle that still had to be of knowledge about how things have been done “I now want to make sure that those thingsfound. The center needed a manager. here in the past and that has helped me to learn this continue to work well and with my staff’s help, After an exhaustive search, self-proclaimed community at a quicker pace than if I had to learn that is happening,” Mack said.outdoor and fitness lover Teia Mack assumed She said the fitness and sports programsthe role and the center has flourished. are in a constant state of change and the Mack came to Fort Carson from Fort facility’s staff challenge is to make sure thatBliss, Texas, to continue working in the it stays on top of all the latest aspects ofsports and fitness business; she has been those programs. Mack has set a goal forworking for the past 17 years for the military her and the staff to know and understand alland in the civilian sector before that. Mack of the latest improvements in the sportsplayed whatever sport she could growing up and fitness field to make sure facilityand continued playing as a young adult. She customers are getting the most out of theis a personal trainer and an expert on fitness programs the facility offers.and sports programs and needs. Her sports “Our goal is to be the best facility andand fitness background is based on hands-on provide the best programs we can for ourknowledge and she brings that experience customers, and that will always be our goalsto the job she says she has always loved. as long as I am here,” Mack said. “We have Ironically, Mack’s strength has been the a lot of state-of-the-art equipment in thisone thing that she has spent the least amount facility and I want to make sure that all ourof time working on. Her biggest challenge programs will also be of the highest caliber.so far has been managing the operation of “I would love to see us have morethe new facility and seeing to its needs. The programs for the Soldiers and their Families.facility is like a newborn baby in need of One of things I am doing right now isconstant attention as some of the bugs, examining what programs I can addwhich are common with any new facility, here. We are taking some feedback fromare being worked out. Soldiers and their Families as to the types “I’ve been especially busy dealing with of programs they would like us toall of the warranty issues associated with a provide, and we’ll see if we can makenew building. This is a demanding job the programs become available here.”because it is not going to be easy getting the Mack said she wants the facility tothings fixed in a new facility because there provide a good atmosphere and be a goodare so many different things you have to do facility for everyone that comes through itsand so many different channels to go through doors to get in a workout. She said oneto get things fixed. But it’s a challenge that of the main goals for her and the staff iswe are meeting so far,” Mack said. to have a facility that people are excited to Another interesting and unique challenge come to because they know it is a placeMack has had is learning about her staff that will provide everything possible formembers and getting them familiar with their sports and fitness needs.her expectations for making the facilitysuccessful. Mack said this is one of the Nick Nicholson, left, Iron Horse Sports andthings that she has enjoyed the most in Fitness Center fitness instructor, showsthe past three months, because she said Teia Mack, fitness center manager, the wayshe likes getting to know new people and he teaches classes on the TRX exercisetackling new challenges. equipment Monday.Mountaineer Sports Feature Batter up Alex Napier, 4th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Avengers, drives a base hit to center field during the Military Classic Softball tournament at Peterson Air Force Base Saturday. The Avengers finished second in the tournament that pits teams from local military bases and Buckley Air Force Base in Denver. Shriever Air Force Base beat 4th BSB 15-5 to capture the title. Photo by Walt Johnson
  • 30. 32 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 21, 2012On the BenchIron Horse tohost racquetballtournament By Walt Johnson day registration and check-in Mountaineer staff will begin at 7:30 a.m. The registration fee is $25 in advance Iron Horse Sports and and $30 on the day of theFitness Center will host a race. Participants may registersingles and doubles racquetball online at http://www.raceit.com/tournament Oct. 24-25. search/event.aspx or http://www. The single-elimination spartykawoundedwarrior.com.tournament will be played in a For more information aboutbest-of-three format. Officials the event, contact Rebeccasaid the tournament will be Desjardins, race director, atlimited to 20 singles players and rebeccad@spartykanation.com10 doubles teams. All participants or 860-334-2268.must be Department of Defense The Sergeant Audieidentification cardholders. Prizes Murphy Club will sponsorwill be awarded for first and a four-person golf scramblesecond place. Entry deadline is Wednesday at the CheyenneOct. 22. For more information Shadows Golf Club.contact Joe Braxton at 526-3972. The event includes 18 holes The Spartyka Wounded of golf, lunch, a cart and a futureWarrior five-kilometer free round of golf. Fees are $40run/walk will be held Saturday for military and $45 for retireesat 9 a.m. at Monument Valley and nonmilitary. Check-in is atPark in Colorado Springs. 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 The Spartyka Wounded a.m. Awards will be presentedWarrior program is designed to to first-, second- and third-placehonor the nation’s troops and teams and for longest drive,raise funds for the Wounded closest to the pin and hole-in- Photo by Walt JohnsonWarrior Project, a nationalnonprofit organization supporting one. For more information contact Sgt. 1st Class Danielle Vaccaro Arriving safelyinjured veterans, according to at 719-373-2394 or at danielle. Deb Gerken slides safely into third base just ahead of a tag during action in the women’sevent organizers. vaccaro@us.army.mil. Event is division of the Fort Carson Athletic Officials Association tournament Saturday at the The event is open to runners Mountain Post Softball Complex. See Bench on Page 33and walkers of all ages. Race Fort Carson Football Picks College Pro 1. BYU vs. Boise State 9. N.Y. Giants vs. Carolina 2. Army vs. Wake Forest 10. Cincinnati vs. Washington 3. Missouri vs. S. Carolina 11. Tampa Bay vs. Dallas 4. LSU vs. Auburn 12. St. Louis vs. Chicago 5. Michigan vs. Notre Dame 13. Atlanta vs. San Diego 6. Kansas State vs. Oklahoma 14. Houston vs. Denver 7. Clemson vs. Florida State 15. New England vs. Baltimore 8. Air Force vs. UNLV 16. Green Bay vs. Seattle Franck Emmou Elaine Garcia Brian Herzik David Hill AFSBN 1st Bn., 68th Armor Reg. 4th Bn., 42nd FA Reg. WTB BYU Carolina Boise State N.Y. Giants Boise State N.Y. Giants Boise State N.Y. Giants Wake Forest Washington Wake Forest Washington Army Cincinnati Wake Forest Washington S. Carolina Dallas S. Carolina Dallas S. Carolina Dallas Missouri Tampa Bay LSU Chicago LSU St. Louis Auburn Chicago LSU Chicago Michigan Atlanta Notre Dame Atlanta Notre Dame Atlanta Notre Dame Atlanta Oklahoma Denver Oklahoma Houston Kansas State Denver Oklahoma Denver Florida State New England Florida State New England Florida State New England Florida State Baltimore UNLV Green Bay Air Force Green Bay Air Force Green Bay Air Force Seattle
  • 31. Sept. 21, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 33 Bench from page 32 limited to 144 players. Proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. 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 Monday. The 2012 National Physique Committee GNC Natural Colorado Open Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Physique Championships will be held Oct. 13 at Colorado Heights University Theater, (formerly Teikyo Loretto Heights), 3001 S. Federal Blvd., in Denver. Prejudging for bodybuilding and physique will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the men’s and women’s bodybuilding and physique categories. Judging will then take place in women’s bodybuilding and physique; fitness routines, bikini, fitness physique and figure competitions respectively at 10:30 a.m. The finals will begin at 5 p.m. The Colorado Rockies are offering their last military special ticket buys this season. The next chance to take advantage of these deals is Saturday-Thursday. The Arizona Diamondbacks will be in Denver Saturday-Monday; game times are 6:10 p.m. Saturday, 1:10 p.m. Sunday and 6:40 p.m. Monday. The Chicago Cubs will be in Denver Tuesday-Thursday; game times are 6:10 p.m. Tuesday- Wednesday and 1:10 p.m. Thursday. Tickets will be sold for $14 each (with a $3.50 service Photo by Walt Johnson charge per order), a discount from the usual range of $19-$39. Soccer time Call the Rockies at 303-ROCKIES, ask for the Members of the Fort Carson Youth Services Center soccer league battle for the ball Saturday during military discount and provide reference number action at Pershing Field. 21231258 to take advantage of the offer. This offer is not available on a walk-up basis. Now accepting appointments in our new location. COLORADO SPRINGS 660 South Pointe Court, PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Suite 100 719-596-2097 Little People, Big Smiles Welcoming New Patients Technology with a Caring Touch Specialized treatment planning for all ages Treatment under conscious sedation and general-anesthesia Digital radiography for pinpoint treatment plans and reduced radiation exposure Jeff Kahl, DDS Parents can stay with children during treatment Derek Kirkham, DDS Most insurance accepted including Military and Medicaid Zachary Houser, DMD 719-596-2097 (719) 522-0123 660 South Pointe Court, Suite 100 9480 Briar Village Point, Suite 301 www.cspediatricdentistry.com BOOK NOW FOR THE HOLIDAYS Let Us Help Y P You Prepare For Summer Driving! GREAT CHINA BUFFET $ 500 OFF your next car purchase fromEver y Full Ser vice Is A 16-Point r Super Buffet Voted Best in the Springs Roger PhillipsPreventive Maintenance Review! Featuring All You Can Eat Chinese, PLUS American and Japanese Cuisine I Pay a $200 Referral Fee! $5.00 OFF Roger Phillips A FULL SERVICE OFFER VALID AT THE BELOW OFFER VALID AT THE BELOW COLORADO SPRINGS LOCAT ONS TI COLORADO SPRINGS LOCATIONS 243-5941 cell CHANGE! OIL CHANGE! 350 South 8th St. 260-6600 store Phone: 719-520-0064 WE NOW OFFER TAKE-OUT FROM OUR MENU & BUFFET* Roger@coloradospringsusedcarsandtrucks.com *Charge per pound COLORADO SPRINGS 572-8009 Valid only at the 350 South 8th St. and 3795 Airport Blvd. 3795 Airport Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO. Phone: 719-570-6112 Airport USED CARS AND TRUCKS Not valid with any other offers. S. Academy Blvd Satellite Powers Blvd Offer expires 9/30/12. MTFS05 Mon.-Fri. 8-6 Sat. 8-5 Sun. 9-4 Hotel 195 N. Academy Blvd. Circle Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80909 No Appointment Needed! 628 South Academy Blvd. Exit 25 Great China 139 Buffet Fountain 24 LUNCH DINNERONLY WHAT YOU NEED. YOU NEED. Monday-Saturday 4:00pm-9:30pm Monday-SundayGUARANTEED. 11:00am-3:45pm Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm
  • 32. 34 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 21, 2012 Sept. 21, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 35 Just the Facts • TRAVEL TIME — One hour plus • FOR AGES — anyone • TYPE — mining town, fall color • FUN FACTOR — ★★★★★ turn to gold (Out of 5 stars) • WALLET DAMAGE — FREE ENTRY $ = Less than $20 in autumn $$ = $21 to $40 $$$ = $41 to $60 $$$$ = $61 to $80 Story and photos by Nel Lampe (BASED ON A FAMILY OF FOUR) Mountaineer staff In fall, the changing colors can be glorious in to learn about the area’s mining history. It’s free Colorado, depending on the weather, and adds another of admission. outdoor Colorado adventure — leaf peeping. The Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine is open for tours Aspen trees are the dominant fall color tree in this until mid-October. It’s open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs area, turning gold during autumn. Aspen trees are $18 for a tour for adults, $10 for those 12 and below. usually straight and tall, perhaps reaching 60 or 70 feet. The Jail Museum is also in Cripple Creek as is Trees begin changing color earlier at high elevation the Homestead House Museum. — 8,000 feet or higher. Especially colorful displays Cripple Creek also has casinos, restaurants can be found in the San Juan Mountains, the Maroon and a park. Bells, Cottonwood Pass, Estes Park, Durango, Near Woodland Park, Farish Recreation Area Ouray, St. Elmo, Boulder, Aspen, Twin Lakes, Salt is another scenic area to see aspens in color. Creek and Grand Mesa. A recreation center/resort operated by the U.S. Air Above: The Colorado State Parks officials usually recommend Force Academy, it can be used by Department heritage center trips to state parks that show autumn colors. Check of Defense employees, retirees, Soldiers and is filled with first the web site http://www.parks.state.co.us/fall. Families; show military identification. There’s a class exhibits, To check on fall colors in the forests, call $5 day-use fee. Farish is reached by turning right photographs and the Forest Service at 800-354-4595 or visit at the traffic light just before McDonald’s, onto artifacts from http://www. fs.fed.us/r2/colors. Baldwin Street, which later becomes Rampart early mining But the fall color season at high elevations is short Range Road. Drive almost three miles to a “Y” days as well as — usually the last two weeks in September and the intersection, and turn right on Loy Creek Road. Colorado history. first week of October. Once the first freeze of winter Follow the signs to Farish. arrives, the leaves turn black and begin to fall off. Pikes Peak Highway also has fall color — just Fall color will be available later in the season in the drive the six miles to the Crystal Reservoirs on Colorado Springs area, but seeing the most spectacular the Pikes Peak Highway paved road. The toll is fall colors in Colorado may require a drive of several $4 for each adult for a car to use the highway Left: A mining hours and an overnight or weekend stay. to the reservoir. The toll to the top of Pikes Peak headframe is at Or, opt for a day trip to see golden aspen by going to is $12 for each person older than 16 and $5 for the Molly Kathleen nearby Cripple Creek; take highway 24 west to Divide, each child age 6-15, or a maximum of $40 per Mine near Cripple turn south on Highway 67 to reach Cripple Creek. car load to go all the way to the top and return, Creek. The mine Mueller State Park is about three miles down the about 19 miles each way. It takes two-three hours to is open for tours. road and usually has aspen trees in fall foliage, but make the round trip. Pikes Peak Highway is reached requires a day fee of $7 or an annual pass. Mueller by taking Highway 24 west to the small town of has several walking paths, picnic tables and a visitor Cascade. Take a left at the stoplight; there are signs center with several exhibits. for Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole and the Pikes It’s about 15 miles further to Cripple Creek, a drive Peak Highway. Continue past Santa’s Workshop to Below: that should be in prime color this weekend. There are the entry gate for Pikes Peak Highway. Passengers several pull-offs along the way for picture-taking. The fall color show may not reach Colorado Springs talk with the Once in Cripple Creek, if interested in a backcountry until late October or early November, depending on Cripple Creek tour, stop at the District Museum for the free tours weather. Local sites for color include North Cheyenne and Victor Above: Aspen offered by the Two-Mile High Four Cañon, Garden of the Gods and local parks. Narrow Gauge leaves on the Wheel Drive Club. Tours are offered Railroad crew. road to Cripple Saturday-Sunday and Sept. 29-30, Creek were 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., first-come, first- magnificent in served. No reservations are accepted. September 2011. The museum is next to the visitor The Collegiate information center at 510 Bennett Range of the Ave. Donations are accepted for Rocky Mountains tours, with the money used to care can be seen in for Cripple Creek’s herd of donkeys. the distance. The museum itself is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Oct. 14. Admission of $3 is charged for military and children; regular adult admission is $4. Cripple Creek has several Right: The attractions to visit. A good place to Cripple Creek start is the Cripple Creek Heritage Heritage Center Center, on the right-hand side of tells the story of Highway 67, just opposite the Mollie the discovery Kathleen Gold Mine attraction. The of gold and Cripple Creek Heritage Center is a mining in this first-class facility and a good place part of Colorado. It’s free. Places to see in the Pikes Peak area.
  • 33. 36 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 21, 2012 GET“Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” a musical Out presented by Fort Carson Community Theatre, military; under 21 are free. It’s in Woodland Park, about 18 miles west on Highway 24, in the Ute Pass Cultural Center and grounds at 24th and Fairview Street. The 77th Apple Day will be celebrated Oct. 6 in Penrose, the small town south of Fort Carson on Highway 115 where apples are grown. The day is celebrated with a parade at 11 a.m., a car Upcoming Pikes Peak Center events include: • Tap Dogs perform Oct. 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets for events in Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., call 520-SHOW for tickets or visit the box office. World Arena has the following events scheduled: • Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions, including top performing gymnasts of the is in the Freedom Performing Arts Center at show, apple pie contests, entertainment and a free just completed Olympics, is Sept. 29. Tickets 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Tickets are available at slice of apple pie for everyone attending. There start at $25. Information, Tickets and Registration and are arts and crafts booths, food vendors and a • “Batman Live,” a $15 million live-action arena at the door. library book sale. Early risers can buy breakfast adventure production with fight sequences, at the VFW or Fire Department. For information illusions, a large cast of actors and a batmobile,Two Mile High Club’s aspen tours in Cripple visit to http://www.penrosechamber.com. is in the World Arena Oct. 23-24 at 7:30 p.m. Creek are Friday-Saturday and Sept. 29-30, 10 and Oct. 24 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29.50. a.m. to 4 p.m. Free tours to see the fall colors in Lakeside Amusement Park, in the Denver • The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is in the World the backcountry are on a first-come, first-served suburb of Lakeside, is open Saturday-Sunday Arena Nov. 17. basis — reservations are not accepted. Tours are then closes for the season. Admission is $2.50 free, but donations are appreciated. Proceeds per person, parking is free and unlimited Air Force Academy concerts for the 2012-2013 are used to care for the city’s free-roaming ride tickets are $22 Saturday-Sunday. The season include “Capitol Steps” Oct. 5 at Palmer donkey herd. Meet at the Cripple Creek District old-fashioned park is at Interstate 70 and High School; “Titanic the Musical” Nov. 2; John Museum, 520 E. Bennett Ave., in Cripple Creek. Sheridan Boulevard; call 303-477-1621 to see Tesh Holiday Show Dec. 7; “Nunset Boulevard” See a related story on pages 34-35. if the park is open during inclement weather or Feb. 1, “Midtown Men” March 8; and “Rat Pack visit http://www.lakeside amusementpark.com. Show” April 19. Tickets are now available, callFlorissant Fossil Beds hosts “Wapiti Walks,” 333-4497 to reach the box office in Arnold Hall. Friday and Sunday and Sept. 28-30, from Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole, on the 5-7:30 p.m. There is a presentation about the Pikes Peak Highway, is open Friday-Tuesday Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center announces bull elks followed by a trail hike to look for and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Christmas Eve. its 2012-2013 theater season: “Gypsy: A listen to the bugling elks on the Florissant Fossil General admission to the Christmas theme park Musical Fable” is on stage Sept. 27-Oct. 21, Beds National Monument. Advance registration is $18.95 for ages 2-59. Active-duty military “A Christmas Story” is Nov. 29-Dec 12, “Prelude is necessary as programs fill up quickly. Call members and their Families are charged $13.95 to a Kiss,” Jan. 31-Feb. 17; “Other Desert Cities” 719-748-3253, ext. 161. Entrance fee to the per person and everyone 10 or older must March 14-31, “The Drowsy Chaperone” May national monument is $3. show their own military identification card. 9-June 2 and “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well Call 684-9432 for more information. and Living in Paris,” is June 20-30. SeasonThe annual Chile and Frijoles Festival is in tickets are available or purchase single tickets Pueblo Saturday-Sunday, celebrating the harvest Elitch Amusement Park’s major rides are still at the box office, 634-5583. The Fine Arts of the popular Pueblo chiles and pinto beans. available although the water park is now closed. Center theater is at 30 W. Dale St. There’s a free Admission is $2 for ages 12 and older. The Elitch’s is open through Oct. 28, weekends only. parking lot in front of the Fine Arts Center. festival, in downtown Pueblo on Union Avenue, Daily tickets at the gate are $39.99 for adults draws thousands of people for the food, farmers’ and $29.99 for those under 48 inches. Buy three The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has market, cooking competitions, entertainment and tickets at ITR for $28 each, get one free. opened a special exhibit, “A Day in Pompeii” arts and crafts. To avoid parking issues, park at that runs through Jan. 13, Mount Vesuvius Midtown Shopping Center, 1000 West 6th St. and The Harvest Festival at Rock Ledge Ranch erupted in AD 79, destroying the Roman city take the fest shuttle that runs every 15 minutes. Historic Site is Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and of Pompeii that is now excavated. This exhibit admission is free. Activities cost a small fee provides a glimpse into the life of its citizensWoodland Park holds its annual Rocky Mountain and include horse-drawn wagon rides, old-time before the eruption. Special tickets are required Oktoberfest PLUS Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m. music and pumpkin picking. Visitors may tour the for the exhibit at $26 for adults and $17 for junior to 7 p.m. with German music, food and drink, 1880s Rock Ledge House and the 1907 estate. students. Tickets are timed and may be purchased arts and crafts, children’s games, bouncy houses, Food vendors will be on site or visitors may bring in advance for a specific date or at the door, if a climbing wall, balloon art and face painting. a lunch. Rock Ledge Ranch is located left of available. The museum is at 2001 Colorado Admission for those over 21 is $6 or $5 for the Garden of the Gods entrance off 30th Street. Blvd.; call 303-370-6000. There’s free parking. The person pictured is not an actual service member Help us raise $25,000! Help us raise $25,000! Join us at HuHot – Monday, Sept. 24th from 9AM-9PM 2 Locations in Colorado Springs: Ask me about 7790 N. 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