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  1. 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. 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 The Mountaineer is posted on theInternet at 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. 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 | 719 382-4936 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. 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
  5. 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. 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. 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 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. 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 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 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 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 or email 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 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 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 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 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 when needing trash containers, trash for receiving/turn in; Mike Welsh at carrier within 75 days. Shipment under Defense is overflowing or emergency service is required. for reutilization/web tools; or Personal Property Program claimants must log into Rufus Guillory at the Defense Personal Property System at http:// Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to noon 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. 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 for more information Call your TLS/GSA Supplier to order now. | NSN: 6230-01-603-3305
  8. 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. 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.