Vol. 70 No. 39 Sept. 28, 2012 Soldier for a day From left, Heidi Allen, Molly Wolf, Heather Hoffman and Heather Siebers carry a litter to the finish line of an obstacle course, Sept. 21. The team completed the obstacle course as part of Jayne Wayne Day, which gave spouses a taste of what their Soldiers do on a daily basis. Hosted by Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, the day featured physical training, land navigation, weapons simulation and paintball and obstacle courses. See story on pages 20-21. Photo by Andrea SutherlandArmy holds suicide prevention stand down By J.D. Leipold Army New Service “Suicide is the toughest enemy I have faced in my 37 years in the Army,” he said, adding that he believes this year’s program brings a more holistic approach to beating the epidemic, said Walter O. Morales, chief of it preventable through solutions aimed at helping the Army Suicide Prevention Program. Morales said WASHINGTON — The Army conducted a individuals build resiliency to help strengthen their Army suicides have more than doubled since 2004.suicide prevention stand down worldwide to focus on life-coping skills. Austin said the Army must continue “I think the big difference between 2009 and now ispromoting good health, teammate involvement, risk to address the stigma associated with asking for help. this time we’ve focused all across the Army, even here atreduction and resilience training, Thursday. “Ultimately, we want the mindset across our the Pentagon we’re going to stand down with the Army Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd J. Austin force and society at large to be that behavioral health chief of staff leading a personal session by talking withIII ordered the stand down following the release of is a routine part of what we do and who we are as we the general officers and senior executives,” said Lt. Gen.July suicide figures, which confirmed two suicides strive to maintain our own physical and mental Howard Bromberg, Army chief of staff for personnel.and another 36 potential suicides presently under wellness,” Austin said. “This is absolutely a battle that we have to engage ininvestigation. This year, 120 active-duty Soldiers are The last suicide prevention stand down the Army every single day,” he said. “I’m asking all Soldiers thisconfirmed to have taken their lives while another had was in 2009 and followed the train-the-trainer See Suicide on Page 467 deaths are under investigation. concept and how to recognize potential suicides, but Message board INSIDE Combined Federal Campaign kickoff Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Special Events Center. The event features information booths from participating Page 17 agencies and a chili cookoff. Page 10 Pages 32-33
2 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 28, 2012 MOUNTAINEER WLC honors Ethos: Each tenetCommanding General: Maj. Gen. Joseph AndersonGarrison Commander: strengthened by next Col. David L. GrossoFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: Dee McNuttChief, Print and Web Communications: Rick Emert Commentary by Spc. Dustin S. LeFors Soldiers are sure to lose sight and quit. Warrior Leader Course graduate Quitting is the most detrimental decision SoldiersEditor: Devin Fisher can make. This breaks down the very core of the ArmyStaff writer: Andrea Sutherland The four parts of the Warrior Ethos define the high operation. The mission will never be accomplished ifHappenings: Nel Lampe standards of professionalism that we, as Soldiers, strive Soldiers refuse to progress it. This also puts the burdenSports writer: Walt Johnson to achieve. Individually, they are on teammates. Without the added effort, constituted of high minded, admirable the Soldier’s teammates will becomeLayout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall goals. 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Sept. 28, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 383,000 still missingPOW/MIA ceremony remembers sacrifices By Jim Garamone pointed to the POW/MIA flags new science that allows the American Forces Press Service flying at the Pentagon and said he department to find and identify hoped they would cause Americans those listed as missing in action WASHINGTON — At every federal building to pause and think of the 83,000 and to give them the recognitionand post office a simple black and white flag flew Americans still missing from the and honors they deserve.Sept. 21, along with the national colors as a reminder wars of the last 100 years. “Today more than 8,000of the sacrifices and valor of former prisoners of Navy Adm. James A. remain listed as missing inwar and those still missing in action. Winnefeld Jr., the vice chairman of action from the Korean War,” At the annual National POW/MIA Recognition Day the Joint Chiefs of Staff and special he said. “Names that are aceremony, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter guest former Sen. Chuck Hagel testament to the inscription on were among those attending. the Korean War Memorial that, Former prisoners of war and ‘Freedom is not free.’” “Courageous men and women the families of those still missing Still the U.S. government will throughout American in action were present as well. “We honor your courage and not rest, he said, noting it has used technological advances to history have answered the strength,” Carter said. bring closure to the Families of “Courageous men and women those missing from that war. call to serve. And just as throughout American history have “Just last month, the remains of Cpl. they committed themselves answered the call to serve. And just as they committed themselves to serve this country, so this Clarence Huff, a Marine from Brunswick, Ohio, who was reported missing in action since the India to serve this country, so country will never tire and never rest until each and Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment of the 1st every one of (the MIA) are returned home.” Marine Division, came under fire near the Chosin this country will never tire But this is not something that only concerns Reservoir in December 1950, returned to Ohio and were and never rest until each older wars. “Our most pressing concern at this moment is for given a proper burial with full military honors,” Winnefeld said. This is thanks to the efforts of the Joint and every one of (the MIA) Army Sgt. Beau Bergdahl, who was captured by POW/MIA Accounting Command, the admiral said. enemy forces in Afghanistan in June 2009,” Carter Hagel, a Vietnam veteran, said former POWs are returned home.” said. “We’re doing everything possible to locate and and the Families of those missing in action have — Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter bring him home and keeping his Family fully informed.” continued to shape America “and have given Winnefeld, too, spoke of the new techniques and inspiration and grace to a nation.”
4 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 28, 2012Suicide Retiree appreciation Annualfrom Page 1entire month and moving forward to just to think aboutthat as military members, Family members, teammates,civilians, neighbors and friends to look out for eachother in our community.” “We’re looking at health promotion — estab- event is Oct.13lishment of good eating and sleeping habits, differentways of exercising and that leadership must beinvolved and accountable, so we’ll be looking at manyresources and not just those resources specifically forsuicide prevention,” said Morales. “Our goal is to let By Nel LampeSoldiers, leaders, Family members and Army civilians Mountaineer staffknow we have resources to help them remain risk-free.” Several of those resources include Army Strong Fort Carson hosts its annual RetireeBonds, a program led by the Chaplain Corps which Appreciation Day Oct. 13, beginning at 7 a.m. atseeks to build resiliency by offering individual McMahon Auditorium.Soldiers and Families relationship education and skills Following briefings on medical, finance andtraining, explained Col. George A. Glaze, director of retiree issues, the veterans and their spouses willthe Health Promotion, Risk Reduction Task Force. be bused to the Special Events Center for a “We have Comprehensive Soldier and Family complimentary continental breakfast and anFitness which is about building resiliency and learning information fair, which runs from 8 a.m. to noon.coping life skills that you need to handle with some More than 40 booths, set up by agencies andof the challenges we have,” Glaze added. “We have U.S. Army graphic organizations with information of interest tothe Army substance abuse program that gets after retirees, will be in the events center.the dependencies on alcohol and drug abuse and those leaders down to the unit to figure out what is “We look forward to Retiree Appreciationwe have for those Soldiers who are geographically specific to their communities and populations — Day every year as it gives us the chance to connectdispersed the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, relationship challenges or financial challenges — then and communicate with the Soldiers who’ve gone1-800-273-TALK.” making sure the assets are available to them.” before us. It’s great to have hundreds of retirees on Morales said programs like ACE — Ask, Care, In the end, he said, the solution to Army suicides post and let them know we appreciate their serviceEscort — teaches skills on how to intervene, and what rests with Soldiers asking for help and recognizing to our nation,” said Garrison Commander Col.questions to ask to get Soldiers the help they need. He that it’s okay to come forward and ask for help David Grosso.said the key is to have the courage to intervene by without repercussion. Flu vaccine will be available for attendees atstepping in with alternative solutions. “Seeking help when needed is a sign of the event, as will vision and cholesterol screenings “There can be no bystanders in this battlefront,” strength. Help is out there, it’s available and it and blood pressure checks.Glaze said. “The stand down is an opportunity to works,” Glaze said. “The quicker you get help, the Retirees or spouses who need to get newheighten awareness by offering a menu to commanders, quicker you get back into the fight.” identification cards, wills or powers of attorney will be transported by bus to those offices during the fair. Representatives from Defense Finance and Accounting Service will answer questions about retiree and annuity pay. Interactive Customer Evaluation Ambassadors Throughout the half-day event, door prizes will be awarded, said Dixie Roberts, human Commended for Exceptional Service — are resources assistant at Retirement Services. selected from personnel who exemplify the Roberts said Retiree Services sent some spirit of keeping Fort Carson the “Best Home 15,000 mailings to retirees in Colorado informing Town in the Army” with superior customer them of the event. About 1,500-2,000 retirees and service to our Soldiers, Family members, spouses are expected to attend. civilian employees and retirees. “It’s a chance to get information to and inform retirees one-on-one at a forum geared to them,” Plans, Analysis and Integration Office welcome to come back at any time if they said Roberts. need to, he said. For more information call 524-2432. Dale McKitrick, Army Community Service McKitrick is not a newcomer to finance.Financial Readiness Program, guides Soldiers and He served 22 years in finance in the Army, retiredFamily members to the path of good financial security. at Fort Carson and started with ACS four He is quick to point out that he guides and years ago. He gets Soldiers thinking about theirdoesn’t order. money, how to spend it in a way that benefits “I tell them, ‘I am not your mom or dad them and steers them clear of businesses that mightand I am definitely not that (noncommissioned take advantage of them. He spends two-and-a-halfofficer) who orders you to go get mandatory hours talking with Soldiers about their financescounseling,’” McKitrick said. “I want them to be during their in-processing.here voluntarily. If they don’t want to be here “We make it interactive. We tell them real storiesand want my help in straightening out their finances, about real Soldiers that they can relate to,” he said.I tell them that they can go.” It is this approach that appears to make the But his door is always open and they are program successful. One Soldier commented: “Great information, I did not get a brief like this as a private at Fort Hood, (Texas). As a result, I paid $19,000 for a 2005 Cobalt in 2008. Thanks to people like Dale, maybe privates will not make the same mistake I did.” Drug Take-Back Another said: “Dale was very informative and helped answer many questions I had. I believe this should be the first brief that incoming Soldiers have.” Day Saturday Fort Carson community members can turn McKitrick and the Financial in unused and expired prescribed medication Readiness team are available for for proper disposal Saturday as part of the U.S. consultations for Soldiers and their Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Family members. Many of their customers Drug Take-Back Day. are Soldiers who were motivated by the The medications can be dropped off Dale McKitrick in-brief, but all are welcome. Contact between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Exchange Army Community Service ACS at 526-4590 for more information. and commissary. The four national Take-Back Days have The ICE system is available for customers to rate service they at Army Community Service, the Iron Horse Sports and Fitness removed more than 1.5 million pounds (774 receive by highlighting superior service or making suggestions Center, DEERS Office, the Soldier Family Assistance Center or tons) of medication from circulation, to improve services. It can be accessed at http://ice.disa. Balfour Beatty’s Joel Hefley Community Center; or by depositing according to a DEA release. mil/index.cfm?fa=site&site(underscore)id=437; through kiosks an ICE card at one of the many boxes located around post.
6 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 28, 2012AFAP conference addresses singles’ issues Story and photo by Spc. Nathan Thome service and other topics and 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office issues important to Soldiers. “AFAP doesn’t just mean The Elkhorn Conference Center buzzed with Soldier, spouse, kid; it means theconversation as Soldiers from units across Fort Carson ‘Army Family.’ Single Soldiersspoke with the Better Opportunities for Single play a role in that Family, so theySoldiers council and facilitators from the Directorate have to have their voices heard asof Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation to well” said Rushaunda Farmer,address issues and concerns on post, Sept. 19. workforce development specialist, About 60 Soldiers attended the BOSS Army Family Directorate of Human Resources.Action Plan conference to discuss solutions for concerns “I think that having a separatespecific to single Soldiers. The top five Soldiers’ BOSS AFAP lets single Soldiers concerns will be sent to bring up issues specific to them; it the installation’s AFAP provides that platform for them Top 5 concerns meeting to be addressed to do something about issues that The following issues were at the post level. they see within their community.” forwarded to the post “BOSS AFAP is Kicking off the BOSS AFAP Army Family Action Plan different than the Army conference, Garrison Command to be addressed at the Community Service Sgt. Maj. Steven O. Green spoke installation level: AFAP, because it’s to the Soldiers, encouraging specifically for single them to think of installation Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Steven O. Green talks to Ø Opportunity to have Soldiers,” said Cpl. issues and solutions to fix them. Soldiers about the importance of expressing their issues pets in the barracks Rachael Robertson, “The BOSS program is the Soldiers’ program, and concerns about Fort Carson during a Better Ø Choosing to live on installation BOSS and today, they are here to make the installation or off post Opportunities for Single Soldiers Army Family Action Plan president, U.S. Army better for single Soldiers by voicing their opinion to conference at the Elkhorn Conference Center, Sept. 19. Ø Opting out of a meal Garrison Fort Carson. the installation level,” said Green. card or being able to “We have a separate one Soldiers take their concerns and issues, and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops use them at shoppettes because we want (single) vote on the top five issues to be addressed at the Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry or the commissary Soldiers to be included.” installation level, said Green. This conference is Division. “It helped them to talk to the other Ø Getting unit commanders BOSS AFAP acti- their chance to voice their concerns on things geared Soldiers and feel more comfortable.” more involved with vated in 1989 to meet toward single Soldiers. After the game, each Soldier received a half sheet Better Opportunities for the recreation needs of Starting off the conference with an “ice breaker,” of colored paper. Every Soldier with the same color Single Soldiers program single Soldiers. In 1991, Soldiers split into groups of 10 and played a game. paper split into their designated groups, occupying Ø Increased security it expanded to include “We had Soldiers participate in the game as a way to different rooms around the conference center. at the post gates quality of life, recreation, get them out of their shells,” said Spc. Elizabeth See BOSS on Page 11 leisure, community Erickson, BOSS vice president, Headquarters and 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.
Sept. 28, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 7Miscellaneous 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. Closed 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. affiliation. Soldiers considering leaving troop Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. program unit assignment can consider the 6399th/ Wolf Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. 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. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. include earning retirement points and “good” years; Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. optional monthly nonpaid drill weekends; continued military training; paid annual training opportunities; Warfighter Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. earning retirement points via correspondence courses; (Wilderness Road Complex) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and easy transfer to TPUs if desired. Contact Chief Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed Warrant Officer 4 Lake Gardner at 720-363-0511 or LaRochelle Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. email@example.com for more information. 10th SFG(A) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.German Armed Forces Military Proficiency Badge Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed — training and testing is conducted monthly. Events include swimming, marksmanship, track and field • 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 @mail.mil. Use this number to obtain self-help Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. of command to Sgt. Michael Phillips at 526-5282 tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org for reutilization/web tools; or Personal Property Program claimants must log into Rufus Guillory at email@example.com. the Defense Personal Property System at http:// 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 for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays for See Briefs on Page 8
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10 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 28, 2012 Soldiers train on warrior tasks, drills Story and photo by Sgt. April York 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public get the kinks out, so Soldiers who can’t remember from basic training get a refresher.” Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division The training was set up for all Soldiers from private to staff sergeant to move Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 67th through the lanes. Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat “It was a good refresher,” said Spc. Team, 4th Infantry Division, conducted Travis Connelly, Company C, 1st Bn., 67th basic warrior tasks training at Fort Carson’s Armor Reg. “There were a lot of things the Training Area Bravo, Sept. 11-19. new guys didn’t know on the medical lanes, The training was set up in six lanes and and they need to know those lifesaving covered more than 40 tasks, said Sgt. 1st techniques, so it helped out a lot. Class Travis Palin, noncommissioned “This training is useful and you never officer in charge of the training, Head- know when you are going to have to use it,” quarters and Headquarters Company, 1st said Connelly. “Some things you never Bn., 67th Armor Reg. think will happen actually do happen, and The tasks included first aid, react to you need the knowledge to overcome contact, react under indirect fire, hand and that situation.” arm signals, weapons assembly for M4 and Each lane was overseen by an NCO M9, land navigation, improvised explosive who trained the Soldiers and evaluated device detection, how to search suspects, them as they performed the tasks. media training and chemical, biological, “The Soldiers are learning and they are radiological and nuclear detection. absorbing a lot of information all at once, Palin said each squad would take about and they are doing a good job,” said Staff an hour to an hour and a half to get through Sgt. Daniel Pine, noncommissioned officer each lane. in charge of the react-to-contact lane, “Overall the training is going real Company A, 1st Bn., 67th Armor Reg.Spc. Travis Connelly, Company C, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd well,” Palin said. “We had some rough “Everything we are training on outBrigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, pulls his M40 Field Protective patches when we first started out, but that here is used during deployment so I hopeMask over his head while an alarm sounds during warrior skills training at is to be expected. Everybody has to know the (Soldiers) take away as much of theFort Carson’s Training Area Bravo, Sept. 18. their skill level 1 tasks and it’s important to knowledge as they can.” Having an Open House? Let our readers know! ONLY $30 For more information call 719-329-5236 or email m
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Sept. 28, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 13Female body armorDeploying Soldiers test prototype By Donna Miles Beverly Kimball, project engineer for American Forces Press Service female Army aviation combat uniforms also being developed at Natick. “We NATICK, Mass. — Female Soldiers have specific proportions that requireat Fort Campbell, Ky., preparing for an designs for fit and function for uniformsupcoming deployment to Afghanistan as well as equipment.”are getting a chance to weigh in on the The Natick team came up withlatest innovation in personal protective eight different sizes of female bodyequipment: body armor designed armor, in two different lengths, tospecifically to fit them. accommodate the force. Although the Any woman who has deployed to vests use the same protective platesthe combat zone can tell what’s wrong as the generic body armor, the sidewith wearing the improved outer tactical plates are slightly scaled down to fitvest — military-speak for body armor the new contours.— it’s designed for a man’s body. During the initial fit tests, 120 “Women were having a real problem female Soldiers at Fort Campbell, thewith the fit of the IOTV said Lynn ,” U.S. Military Academy at West Point,Hennessey, lead designer for the female N.Y.; Fort Benning, Ga.; and an Armybody armor prototype being tested at Reserve Center in Milford, Mass., gaveFort Campbell. “The size extra small Photo by Megan Locke Simpson the prototypes a resounding thumbs-up.was too large for 85 percent of the Spc. Arielle Mailloux gets some help adjusting her prototype Generation III “It was immediate love,”females, so they weren’t getting a good Improved Outer Tactical Vest from Capt. Lindsey Pawlowski, Aug. 21, at Fort Hennessey said. “As soon as they putfit. It was too loose and too long.” Campbell, Ky. Both Soldiers are with the 1st Brigade Combat Team Female them on, they would say, ‘I can’t believe That left vulnerabilities where the Engagement Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). this is the same body armor. Becausebody armor left gaps, particularly of the fit, it felt so much lighter and sounder the arms. But it also made the This kind of feedback, both anecdotal Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade much better balanced.”vests uncomfortable enough to affect and through a formal process of surveys Combat Team. But even before those first 24performance, Hennessey said. and focus groups, led the Natick To design the new vests, the design prototypes were fielded, Hennessey In some cases, women were reporting Soldier Research, Development and team studied anthropometric data — a and her team already were at workbruising on their hip bones because the Engineering Center to launch a program series of measurements to reflect the improving them. She added darts to theside plates dragged down to their hips, to design female-specific body armor. size and shape of female Soldiers’ side and bottom of the vest to draw itshe said. “And when they were sitting The program kicked off in January bodies, with a particular focus on the closer to the body and provide betterdown, it was riding up to their chins, 2011, with prototypes now undergoing bust, torso length and shoulders. 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14 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 28, 2012SFAT 37 Body ar morCheckpoint ensures future security from Page 13 coverage. She made minor improvements to the buckles to Story and photo by Spc. Tyler Meister for almost two years,” said 2nd Lt. Baryely, an Afghan make them fit together better, 117th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment (Hawaii) Uniform Police platoon officer. “I’m honored to work here and incorporated some of the and also proud that, with the help of our ISAF partners, we improvements from the third- ARGHANDAB DISTRICT, Afghanistan — A have brought dependable security to the area.” generation unisex body armor.September ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the completion Baryley said before the checkpoint was renovated, there Of the 100 second-of a police checkpoint in Pirpaymal near District Police was no gate on the door and the policemen slept in tents. He generation female bodyCenter-Arghandab in Arghandab District of Kandahar province. said before the checkpoint was established, the area was full armor prototypes, 19 were The Pirpaymal Checkpoint is designed to ensure long-term of Taliban and the people could not even work their orchards. issued to Fort Campbellsecurity and stability in the region. Pirpaymal is a police “Villagers thought we were only temporarily here to Soldiers in mid-August.sub-garrison in the Arghandab River Valley. provide security and then leave,” said Baryely. “Now that we Soldiers who participated District Governor Haji Shah Mohammad, along with Lt. have a compound, the people trust that we are here to provide in the test are assigned to aCol. Ryan B. Wolfgram, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, long-term security and that makes them happy.” female engagement team that2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry will interact closely with theDivision, and Maj. Darren Keahtigh, commander of Afghan population, particularlySecurity Forces Advisory Team 37, 3rd BCT, 4th Inf. women, when they deploy laterDiv., cut the ribbon Sept. 5. this year. The plan, Hennessey “I hope this checkpoint will provide security and said, was to let the Soldiers getensure the stability of the area,” Mohammad said. accustomed to wearing the new Construction of the checkpoint was completed by body armor and then to train inAfghan contractors in about 90 days at a cost of about it for about five weeks.$194,660. To complete the checkpoint, the contractors The project team will assessrenovated two buildings by sealing cracks and repairing the feedback to determine if thewindows and constructed a perimeter wall, a fuel point, a female body armor is ready forguard tower and a latrine. fielding throughout the Army. International Security Assistance Forces provided Army officials hope tofunding and oversight of the project. The oversight was produce 3,000 of the new vestsmanaged by 1st Lt. Thomas Weadon, an engineer in and to field them to an ArmySFAT 37. brigade to be selected next year “I feel that the project went smoothly,” said Weadon. as a major step in that direction.“The checkpoint will improve the overall security of the area “This is a project that willand allow the Afghan Uniform Police to stabilize the area.” Lt. Col. Ryan B. Wolfgram, right, commander of 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry have a direct impact on the Weadon said increased security promotes a better Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, and Soldiers who wear this,”standard of living for the valley’s villagers. He also said Maj. Darren Keahtigh, second from left, commander of Security Forces Hennessey said. “It will makethe AUP can now prioritize their mission of securing the Advisory Team 37 of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. 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Sept. 28, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 15Cooling to heatingDPW announces transition plan By Bruce Gronczniak the winter season takes Directorate of Public approximately four-to-six Works Operations and weeks and will be completed, Maintenance Division based on type of facility, to maximize comfort for The seasonal transition the users.from cooling to heating During heating season,buildings on Fort Carson the temperature for comfortbegins Monday. heating is set in accordance The Directorate of with the 4th InfantryPublic Works operations Division’s fiscal 2012 Energyand maintenance contractor Efficiency Measures policy.will begin turning off the The policy requires thatcooling systems and preparing heating in the coldest partthe buildings for the of a building is set betweenheating season. 65-70 degrees in barracks Although the process to and offices during occupiedturn off cooling to buildings hours and 55 degrees whenbegins Monday, the Directorateof Public Works operations andmaintenance contractor will buildings are not occupied. Maintenance shops, bays and hangars should be set at Scheduleactivate heating systems based 55 degrees. Due to special The following is a tentative schedule, subject to change as weatheron seasonal temperatures or requirements, medical facilitiesas directed by the garrison will be kept at 72 degrees. dictates, for shutting down and isolating cooling systems.commander in order to If heating is needed higher r Monday: All child care facilities, Soldier barracks, community serviceconserve energy and cutback than the policy temperature facilities (chapels, theater, Special Events Center, legal, etc.), operationalon installation operations costs. range, an exception must The process to turn off be requested through dining facilities and post and division headquarters buildings.the cooling systems and DPW. For more information, r Oct. 15: All remaining buildings, facilities and industrial areas.prepare heating systems for call 526-9241.
16 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 28, 2012Claims to the estate this may cause. DPW will notify facility managers of outages or changes to the coolingSpc. Kyle R. Rookey — With deepest regret to the system due to the repairs. Call the DPW Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims Operations and Maintenance Division against or indebtedness to his estate should at 526-9241, 719-491-2943 or email bruce. contact Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kamau Gaynor email@example.com for more information. at 719-503-4614 or 520-226-6281. School lunch and breakfast program — School District 8 is accepting applications for theUpcoming events national School Lunch and School BreakfastCoat drive — The Mountain Post Spouses Club is programs. Application forms are being provided collecting winter coats, scarves, hats and gloves for to all homes with a letter to parents. Additional Fort Carson Families through Nov. 1. Donations copies are available in each school. The may be made at Family Connection, the information provided on the application is commissary, Evans Army Community Hospital, confidential and will be used only for the Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center, the purpose of determining eligibility and verifying Exchange, Soldier Family Care Center and the Hub. data. Applications may be submitted any timePrivately Owned Weapon Range safety days — during the school year. Contact Dawn Muniz the Fort Carson Privately Owned Weapon at 719-382-1334 or email DMuniz@FFC8.org range hosts safety day Oct. 20. Contact Master for more information. Sgt. Willie R. Chatman Sr. at 526-3058 or Jose L. Ambulance service — Fort Carson officials urge Colon-Rosa at 526-9717 for more information. community members to contact emergencyRetiree Appreciation Day — The annual Retiree personnel by calling 911 instead of driving Appreciation Day takes place Oct. 13 from personal vehicles to the emergency room. 7 a.m. to noon at McMahon Auditorium and the In the event of a life- or limb-threatening Special Events Center. Call 526-0682, 526-2260 emergency, skilled paramedics and ambulance or 524-2342 for more information. crew will be able to administer critical careSanta’s Workshop — The Mountain Post Spouses and aid. Contact the Emergency Department Club hosts the annual Santa’s Workshop to at 526-7111 for more information. benefit Soldiers and Families struggling New prescription policy — All handwritten financially. The club is seeking monetary and toy prescriptions from a TRICARE network donations as well as volunteer elves to assist in provider will be filled at the Soldier and Family set up, shopping and clean-up. Santa’s Workshop Care Center located adjacent to and east of runs Dec. 3-7, but preparations are already Evans Army Community Hospital. When taking place. Contact mtnpostsantasworkshop@ calling in for refills on those prescriptions, gmail.com or mpsws.volunteercoordinator@ beneficiaries will continue to use the SFCC. gmail.com for more information. A dedicated refill window in this facility will reduce wait time. The SFCC pharmacy is openGeneral announcements Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The pharmacy is located on the first floorClinic name changes — Effective Oct. 12, two of near the east entrance of the facility; park in the the MEDDAC Family Medicine Clinics will be “G” lot, east of the building. Call 719-503-7067 renamed. Evans Family Medicine clinic, located or 719-503-7068 for more information. within the Pfc. Eric P. Woods Soldier Family Care 2-1-1 data expands to two counties — The Pikes Center, will become Iron Horse Family Medicine Peak Area Council of Governments has partnered Clinic. The current Iron Horse Family Medicine with Pikes Peak United Way to include 2-1-1 Clinic, located on the second floor of Evans Army data for El Paso and Teller counties in the Community Hospital, will be renamed Warrior Network of Care for servicemembers, veterans Family Medicine Clinic. This is only a name and their Families. The service directory change. Patients remain with their assigned primary component of the Network of Care now includes Mayoral Program at 526-8303 or Army Community care managers in their current clinic locations. more than 1,500 local resources to assist the Service at 526-4590 for more information.Breast Cancer Awareness Month — TRICARE military community, service providers and Seeking speakers — The Fort Carson Public Affairs beneficiaries who schedule mammograms during others. Visit http://pikespeak.networkofcare.org Office is seeking Soldiers, Family members and October will receive a gift bag in Evans Army for more information. civilians from Fort Carson to speak about their Community Hospitals Radiology Department. Share-a-Ride — is a free online car pool work, training and varied experiences to public Call the Breast Care Clinic at 526-7886 to coordination to and from post, as well as van organizations throughout the Pikes Peak region. schedule an appointment. Community members pool options, typically for those commuting Speakers must be well-qualified professionals are also invited to contribute to the Breast 30 or more miles to post. Riders are matched who know how to capture and maintain an Cancer Tree of Life outside of Healer Chapel. based on their origination and destination points, audience’s attention for 20-30 minutes. Speakers Write your name or the name of a loved one as well as days and times of travel. Users specify should be comfortable speaking to businesses, who has fought or is fighting breast cancer on whether they are offering a ride, need a ride or if professional organizations, community leaders, a pink ribbon card and tie it to the tree. they are interested in sharing driving duties. When civic groups and schools. Contact CommunityCar wash construction — In an effort to improve a “match” is found, users are notified immediately Relations at 526-1246 or 526-1256. its services, the Mountain Post Car Wash is of rider options, allowing them to contact and Al-Anon meetings — Al-Anon is a 12-step undergoing construction to upgrade an automatic coordinate ridesharing within minutes. Access program for families and friends of alcoholics bay to an express wash. The facility remains the ride-share portal by visiting http://www. (admitted or not). Meetings take place in the open 24-hours for business and the staff will carson.army.mil/paio/sustainability.html. conference room of The Colorado Inn at do its best to accommodate customers during Vanpools — Vanpools serve commuters who 6 p.m. every Monday. Attendance is free and construction. Contact Mike Jimenez at travel on Interstate 25, Powers Boulevard, anyone can attend these open, anonymous 719-226-2850 for more information. Security-Widefield and Fountain. Vanpool costs meetings. Contact Al-Anon Service CenterTRICARE online access — TRICARE patients will for Soldiers and civilians may be reduced (or free) at 719-632-0063 for information. no longer be able to access online accounts with when using the Army Mass Transit Benefit subsidy. Nutrition counseling and classes — The MHS/iAS username and password. Users must The program provides the van, maintenance and Evans Army Community Hospital Nutrition either use a registered Department of Defense repairs, insurance, fuel and has an Emergency Care Division offers nutrition counseling Common Access Card or register for a DOD Ride Home feature. Go to http://tinyurl.com/ on a healthy diet, weight loss or gain, high Self-Service Logon. Visit: www.dmdc.osd.mil/ FtCarsonVanPool for further details, and to reserve cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes, sports identitymanagement. Patients may also receive a spot. Contact Anneliesa Barta, Sustainable Fort nutrition and other nutrition-related diseases personal assistance in creating an account by Carson at 526-6497 or email anneliesa.m.barta. or illnesses. Nutrition classes include heart- visiting the TRICARE Service Center at Evans firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. healthy/lipid, weight loss, pregnancy nutrition, Army Community Hospital or Veterans Affairs commissary tour/healthy shopping and sports Regional Office. Ongoing events nutrition. To schedule an appointment, call theCooling system undergoes repairs — One of the TRICARE appointment line at 719-457-2273. two chilling systems that provide cooling for Yard sales — can be held on post the first and third To register for a class, call the Nutrition Care the majority of the “banana belt” area of the Saturday of the month through December. Post Division at 526-7290. cantonment is undergoing emergency repairs. residents set up their items in front of their homes. Take Off Pounds Sensibly — meets in the Grant Buildings in the area, which include barracks, Single Soldiers and Families who reside off Library conference room Thursdays. Weigh-in dining facilities, gyms and administrative post can set up in the building 5510 parking is from 5-5:45 p.m. and the meeting is from buildings, are currently receiving limited lot. Yard sales are organized and conducted by 6-7 p.m. Annual membership fee is $26 and cooling. Repairs to the chiller is anticipated the Installation Mayoral Program, the Directorate includes the TOPS magazine. Monthly dues within the next several weeks. The Directorate of Public Works Housing Liaison Office and the are $5. Call Norma Rook at 719-531-7748 or of Public Works apologizes for any inconvenience Balfour Beatty Family Housing Office. Call the TOPS at 800-932-8677 for more information.
Sept. 28, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 17Soldiers assist with POW range Story and photos by Sqdn., 10th Cav.), who is the Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Troop, 1st Sqdn., 10th Cav. Reg. Staff Sgt. Ruth Pagán sponsoring unit here today, as the receives support from volunteering The POW range is held the2nd Brigade Combat Team Public (range) safeties and instructors,” said Soldiers from sponsoring units. third Saturday of the month,Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division Jose Colon, range supervisor and “We are supporting the range doing January-October. organizer of the event. “They are helping range safety, putting the targets together, “We intend to do this monthly The sound of gunfire rang out individuals who might not be as directing traffic and helping out any and improve,” Weaver said. “I’macross Fort Carson as Family members, comfortable with their weapon; so they way we can,” said Sgt. Robert Long, grateful for this facility to be ableSoldiers and civilians sharpened are coaching them and overseeing Troop D, 1st Sqdn., 10th Cav. Reg. to practice and get better both astheir marksmanship skills during the them to make sure they are being safe.” Volunteers were allowed to sport and personal protection.”privately owned weapons range event Participants were free to shoot their participate as well. The free event allowed participantsheld at Range 1, Saturday. weapons on their own or could request “Its nice to be able to do my to have fun while they learned and The POW range, open to service- one-on-one coaching from safeties. job today, and it is another day out improved their shooting skills.members and their Family members “I think I’m with professionals here for me to have fun and maybe shoot at “Bottom line: it’s an opportunityages 10 and older, Department of the and am receiving excellent assistance,” the very end,” said Spc. Jacob Chege, for people to come out, shoot andArmy civilians, retirees and contractors, said retired Air Force Lt. Col. Janet Headquarters and Headquarters have a good time,” Colon said.gave gun owners an opportunity to Weaver. “The Soldiers are showingreceive coaching from Soldiers and me techniques I didn’t know before.”practice shooting their privately owned The POW range is run by the U.S.weapons safely. Soldiers with 1st Army Garrison Fort Carson SafetySquadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Office in conjunction with DirectorateBrigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry of Plans, Training, Mobilization andDivision, volunteered at the event. Security; Directorate of Emergency “We have the Soldiers from (1st Services; Directorate of Family andSgt. Robert Long, left, Troop D, and Spc. Jacob Chege, Headquarters and HeadquartersTroop, both from 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4thInfantry Division, put together targets for the privately owned weapons range event. Above: Staff Sgt. Christopher Cannaday, Troop B, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, coaches retired Air Force Lt. Col. Janet Weaver on pistol holding techniques, during a privately owned weapons range Saturday at Range 1. Left: John Bieganek, 12, reloads his Savage Mark II long barrel rifle under the supervision of his father, Chap. (Maj.) Ralph Bieganek, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, at the privately owned weapons range event at Fort Carson’s Range 1, Saturday.
18 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 28, 2012Time for annual flu comeback Commentary by Lindsay Huse Nurse epidemiologist, illnesses that affect the ability to fight off diseases, such as cancer or pneumonia. People in those high risk groups should also be screened sneezing into a tissue or a sleeve and throwing used tissues away; staying Preventive Medicine Department auto-immune disorders. The Centers to determine if they should get the home if you are sick so you don’t for Disease Control and Prevention pneumonia vaccine. spread germs; and getting an annual Just when you start forgetting estimates that on average 36,000 There are effective ways to flu vaccination.about the nuisance, it circles back people will die each year from the prevent catching or spreading the According to the CDC, thefor its annual appearance. Flu season flu or flu-related complications. In flu. Important prevention activities influenza vaccine effectively preventsis almost here. addition, people infected with the flu include washing hands frequently, flu infection for most people, and Influenza is caused by a virus that are more likely to develop bacterial especially when sick; coughing or can lessen the severity of the illnessis spread through respiratory in those for whom it doesn’tdroplets in the air and on surfaces provide complete protection.when an infected person coughs, Everyone over the age ofsneezes or talks. There are afew ways these droplets enter Immunization 6 months is encouraged to get a flu vaccination each year.another person’s body. Someonecan breathe them in or they can clinics Yearly vaccinations are necessary because flu viruses tend totouch the eyes, nose or mouth Evans Army Community Hospital change over time, which meansafter touching a surface where Preventive Medicine will host seasonal that the vaccine will have toinfected respiratory secretions influenza immunization clinics for all change along with the viruses inlanded. Once a person is TRICARE beneficiaries 6 months and older order to be effective. The vaccineinfected, symptoms usually who need only a flu vaccination. is now available in three differentbegin to appear within one to The clinics will be held at the forms: a shot in the muscle, afour days and can last for up Family Readiness Center, building 6237, nasal spray and a shot under theto two weeks. Symptoms include on Mekong Street: skin. However, at Fort Carson,fever, cough, sore throat, runny v Oct. 15-19, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. only the shot in the muscle andnose, muscle aches, fatigue, v Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. nasal spray will be offered.headache and occasionally v Oct. 23-26, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information ondiarrhea and vomiting. Vaccinations can also be obtained during influenza and vaccinations, a flu While most people visits with a primary care provider or during information recorded messagewho get the flu will have an established immunization clinic walk-in times. is available at 526-6422 and atuncomfortable but relatively Active-duty servicemembers will be vacci- http://www.evans.amedd.army.mild illness, others are at high nated through their units or medical personnel. mil/PM/flu(underscore)risk for severe illness and even Retirees may be vaccinated during information.htm. Generaldeath. 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20 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 28, 2012 Sept. 28, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 21 Spouses perform the prone row during a morning physical training session, Sept. 21. Training rifles in hand, spouses race through a tire obstacle Sept. 21. The half-mile Spouses get taste of obstacle course was the final event for spouses participating in Jayne Wayne Day. Story and photos by Andrea Sutherland In the physical training pit outside the 4th BCT for his “recruits” to hurry up and shut up. Mountaineer staff headquarters building, spouses shouted reps as they “It’s fun,” he said after scolding a spouse for completed rowers, rear lunges, squat benders and talking on her phone. “It’s nice seeing the spouses In the final formation Sept. 21, 19 spouses pushups, following Staff Sgt. Jamie Jenness’ lead. get out here enjoying themselves.” covered in sweat, mud and welts stood before “They seemed to catch on and were motivated,” Pvt. Michael Copeland, 4th STB, led his team Capt. Shayne Heap. said Jenness, 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th of spouses to victory during the land navigation “Tell your friends they either have tiny BCT. “They need a lot of practice, but it’s good portion of the day, which had spouses tracking hearts or tiny children,” said Heap, commander, to see them come out here and at least try.” various points around the 4th BCT complex Rear Detachment, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Jenness led the spouses through the PT session, using a compass. Regiment, 4th Brigade which included lateral, “They did good,” he said. “I explained it once Combat Team, 4th vertical and shuttle runs. and they took over.” Infantry Division. “My legs are on “There’s definitely a learning That morning, 45 fire,” said Marshall curve, but we figured it out,” said spouses stood in the Binkley, spouse. Dawn Turnboo, a member of the formation, ready to “I’m getting a new winning team. tackle physical training, appreciation for what After a lunch of Meals Ready- land navigation, weapons (my wife) does. I’m out to-Eat, the group split up to tackle simulators and paintball of shape. I don’t think I the obstacle courses and weapons and obstacle courses as could do minimal PT.” simulator where spouses fired rifles part of 4th BCT’s Jayne Binkley said he and a .50-caliber machine gun. Wayne Day. Throughout was looking forward “Paintball and the simulator the day, that number to the events after was the best part,” said Molly dwindled due to personal PT — specifically the Wolf, after completing a half-mile obligations with school, weapons simulator. obstacle course. work or children. “I like anything Before the final formation, “We had a good that has to do with the spouses who survived the turnout,” said Amy firearms,” he said. day’s events compared welts, Mingus, wife of Col. Command Sgt. Maj. bruises and experiences. James J. Mingus, brigade Willie Pearson, Rear “I’m getting a new commander. “It’s a fun day Detachment brigade appreciation for what my that builds camaraderie. Kimberly Figueroa tests her compass before a land navi- sergeant major, played husband does,” said Natalie This gives (spouses) a gation exercise, Sept. 21. Figueroa was one of 45 spouses drill sergeant as the Ryan. “Now I understand chance to see what their to participate in Jayne Wayne Day, hosted by Soldiers spouses stood in why my husband comes home Spouses sift through Meals Ready-to-Eat for lunch Sept. 21. Soldiers are doing.” from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. formation, shouting tired and muddy.” Spouses attempt to march in step as a Soldier calls cadence, Sept. 21. Layout by Jeanne Mazerall
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Sept. 28, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 23Leaders share Soldier experience Story and photo by Andrea Sutherland Mountaineer staff Community leaders got dirty at Range 51 Sept.19 during the third Leadership Fort Carson Tour. Sue Scherer, associate dean of Regis University,braved the dust in order to shoot an M4 rifle. She hither target six times, including one hit on the silhouette. “I’m surprised I did so well,” she said, admiringher grid. “I had a very good coach.” Staff Sgt. Kenneth Leikam said Scherer wasa good student. “She followed the fundamentals ofmarksmanship,” said Leikam, 3rd Battalion,16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd BrigadeCombat Team, 4th Infantry Division. “That’swhat we teach the Soldiers.” “It’s a little bit unnerving, but it’s a goodconfidence builder,” Scherer said. She joined 13 other community leaders fora day of outreach with Fort Carson personnel.Attendees heard briefings from 4th Inf. Div.commanding general, discussed the importanceof leadership roles in the community and hadan opportunity to meet Soldiers and learn about Staff Sgt. Kenneth Leikam, 3rd Battalion, 16 Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division,their mission and training. coaches Sue Scherer, associate dean of Regis University, as she aims at a target on Range 51, Sept. 19. Scherer joined “I think every citizen should have to come here 13 community members for the Leadership Fort Carson tour, which provided participants insight into Army life.and see what these guys go through,” said PeggyLittleton, El Paso County Board of Commissioners. Littleton watched as Soldiers from the field “He spoke eloquently of his vision of leadership“This has been very informative and educational.” artillery regiment zeroed their rifles as part of a and how it effects organizational change,” Leigh To experience some of what a Soldier training exercise. said. “He seemed like a real, down-to-earth person.”carries downrange, Littleton tried on body armor “Watching the live fire, you actually have Tom Allee, Center for American Values, saidand held a rifle. objectives to meet,” she said. “You’re not just the entire experience was rewarding for the “It’s very heavy,” she said. “It gives you a shooting to shoot.” civilians involved.great respect for these guys. It would be very Tim Leigh, Hoff and Leigh Management, “I think it’s extremely important for thedifficult to shoot a weapon with all of this on.” Inc., said having a chance to meet with Maj. Gen. American people to see this and understand this,” Civilians had an opportunity to ask Soldiers Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 4th Inf. he said. “We’re fortunate. … It’s a shame morequestions about various weapons and their training. Div. and Fort Carson, was beneficial. Americans can’t see this.”
24 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 28, 2012Hunting season Tips ensure meat safe to eat There is currently no scientific evidence available that chronic wasting disease is transmissible to humans, butspurs warning By Christopher Zimmerman Conservation officer ailment slowly attacks the brain of infected studies continue. A few basic precautions will ensure that harvested animals are safe to eat: ± Do not shoot, handle or eat any animal that appears sick; report the animal to Range Control or to a Fort Carson conservation officer. ± Do not eat the meat from any animal that tests positive animals, but observable symptoms do not for chronic wasting disease. generally appear until the later stages of ± Wear rubber or disposable gloves when field dressing a Rifle deer and elk seasons begin the infection. Symptoms include emaciation deer or elk.Monday on Fort Carson and chronic — the animal becomes extremely skinny, ± Do not eat, drink or smoke while dressing game.wasting disease is a continuing concern and loses fat and muscle mass — and ± Avoid handling brain and spinal tissues.for big game hunters. abnormal behavior to include their fear ± Do not eat raw portions of wild game or feed them to pets. In April 2004, a deer from the southern of humans. Their head and ears will ± Wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol wipes afterBroadmoor area tested positive for the droop and they seem lethargic prior to field dressing animals. Clean tools with hot soapy waterdisease that has slowly spread southward succumbing to the disease. and disinfect with a 10 percent chlorine bleach solution.to Fort Carson. The number of buck tags issued on Fort ± Cook game meat to an internal temperature of at least CWD is an incurable, fatal neurological 165 degrees to kill other bacteria and parasites. See Hunting on Page 26disease contracted by deer and elk. The Ask me about Additional Savings Available! COLORADO SPRINGS USED CARS AND TRUCKS NO PRESSURE, NO GAMES, NO GIMMICKS Bob Carabajal 260-6600 x27 email@example.com
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26 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 28, 2012Jesus offers life without bitterness, anger “Come unto me, Commentary by grow. He was talking about a message hurtful emotions is the easy way. The more all ye that labor and Chap. (Capt.) George Tyger that required doing. difficult way, the way that is truly the burden, are heavy laden, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, The yoke of Jesus is not about your is to face the most difficult moments in our and I will give you 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th beliefs, but your actions. It is about how lives without building bitterness in our hearts. rest. Take my yoke Infantry Division you live every day. It is about picking up When we are able to free ourselves upon you, and learn and carrying something far more weighty from anger and bitterness, a weight is of me; for I am meek This is a strange verse. How can than beliefs alone. But paradoxically, if you lifted. When we take on the yoke of Jesus, and lowly in heart: someone take an additional burden and do that you will find rest — your life will a way of life free from anger and bitterness and ye shall find rest still find rest? I will give you rest, but become more meaningful, powerful and free. then our burden is truly light and easy. unto your souls. For only if you take on this yoke. So what is the yoke Jesus was talking Saying this is easy, doing it is very my yoke is easy, and The people to whom Jesus was talking about? I think it comes in the words difficult. But in all we do we must try my burden is light. ” were already burdened. They were those “I am meek and lowly in heart.” Being to put these things out of our hearts. Matthew 11:28-29 in society who worked so that all rich meek in this sense does not mean letting The American preacher and pastor and powerful would not have to. people walk all over you. It is not being Howard Thurman said, “Jesus rejected Think about the image that saying “take weak. Jesus was anything but weak. After hatred. It was not because he lacked vitality my yoke upon you” would bring forth in the all, he stood up against the biggest, most or the strength. It was not because he agricultural society that Jesus lived powerful rulers around and never backed lacked incentive. Jesus rejected hatred in. It was an image of doing, of down. He saw injustice and sought to because he saw that hatred meant death working. It was an image of tilling bring healing to the world. But how did he to the mind, death to the spirit, death to the soil, getting your hands do that? He did it without anger, without communion with his Father. He affirmed dirty and making things grow. bitterness, without hate. life; and hatred was the great denial.” He didn’t say take my I believe that is how we are called to live Let us then take the yoke of Jesus in our yoke and believe certain our lives as well. The busyness and uncer- lives, to love, to care, to hope that beyond things. He said take my tainty of Army life makes it easy to become our anger, bitterness or pain there remains yoke and make something bitter and angry. Yet, to follow these base and hope that love can prevail.Chapel briefsFacebook: Search “Fort Carson Chaplains (Religious Support Office)” for the latest Chapel Schedule events and schedules.Bethlehem Bash items needed: Unbroken turkey ROMAN CATHOLIC Day Time Service Chapel Location Contact Person breast bones; pinecones; plastic, six-pack can Saturday 4-45 p.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 holders; and paper grocery bags are needed for Saturday 5 p.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 this year’s Bethlehem Bash. Items can be dropped Sunday 8:15-8:45 a.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Sunday 9 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 off in room 133 at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Religious education Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 Contact Heidi McAllister at heidi.a.mcallister. Sunday 10:30 a.m. RCIA Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 Sunday 11 a.m. Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Mon-Fri 11:45 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769Military Council of Catholic Women meets Friday Mon-Thurs noon Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. PROTESTANT For information call 526-5769 or visit “Fort Carson Friday 4:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer, Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 Military Council of Catholic Women” on Facebook. Bible Study Sunday 9 a.m. Protestant Healer Evans Army Hospital Chap. Gee/526-7386Knights of Columbus, a Catholic group for Sunday 9 a.m. Communion Service Provider Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Landon/526-2803 men 18 and older, meets the second and fourth Sunday 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Tuesday of the month at Soldiers’ Memorial Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Sunday 11 a.m. Protestant Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 Chapel. Call 526-5769 for more information. Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Ursula Pittman/503-1104Protestant Women of the Chapel meets Tuesday Sunday 10 a.m. Chapel NeXt Veterans Magrath & Titus Chap. Palmer/526-3888 Sunday 2:30-4:30p.m. Youth ministry Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Soldiers’ Memorial Tuesday 9:30 a.m. PWOC Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 Chapel. Free child care is available. Email email@example.com or visit PWOC Fort Carson JEWISH on Facebook for details. Fort Carson does not offer Jewish services on post. Contact Chap. (Lt. Col.) Fields at 503-4090/4099 for Jewish service and study informationLatter Day Saints Soldiers: Weekly Institute Class (Bible study) is Wednesday at 7 p.m. ISLAMIC SERVICES Fort Carson does not offer Islamic services on post. Contact the Islamic Society at 2125 N. Chestnut, 632-3364 for information. at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Call 719-266-0283 or 719-649-1671 for more information. (FORT CARSON OPEN CIRCLE) WICCADeployed Spouses Group Sunday 1 p.m. Provider Chapel, Building 1350, Barkeley and Ellis firstname.lastname@example.org meets for fellowship, food and spiritual guidance COLORADO WARRIORS SWEAT LODGE Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Meets once or twice monthly and upon special request. Contact Michael Hackwith or Wendy Chunn-Hackwith at 285-5240 for information. Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall. Children are welcome to attend. Call Cecilia Croft at 526-5769 for information.Heartbeat, a support at the Fallen Heroes Family Center, building Memorial Chapel Tuesday at 6 p.m. Contact group for battle buddies, 6215, 6990 Mekong St. The group is open Staff Sgt. Jose Varga at 719-287-2016 Family members and to members of all branches of service. for details. friends who are suicide Contact Richard Stites at 719-598-6576 Jewish Lunch and Learn with Chap. (Lt. Col.) survivors, meets the or Cheryl Sims at 719-304-9815 for more Howard Fields takes place Wednesday from second Tuesday of each information. noon to 1 p.m. at Provider Chapel. For month from 6:30-8 p.m. Spanish Bible Study meets at Soldiers’ more information, call 526-8263.Hunting CWD and the disease has not been found in any animal at the Piñon To ensure compliance, the normal $25 testing fee is waived for deer for CWD are eligible for a license fee refund or may receive an antlerlessfrom Page 24 Canyon Maneuver Site. harvested on the installation. See tag. If the hunting season has ended, CWD testing of deer harvested the Colorado Parks and Wildlife an antlerless tag will be issued forCarson this year were doubled from on Fort Carson is mandatory. website at http://wildlife.state.co.us/ the next year’s season. The State50-100, primarily to help reduce the Tissue samples are collected at SiteCollectionDocuments/DOW/ of Colorado will reimbursespread of the disease in central the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunting/BigGame/CWD for more reasonable costs for processing aColorado. The number of doe tags Service Center at 4255 Sinton Road information on submission times CWD-positive animal, see thewas unchanged. To date, no elk on in Colorado Springs. There are no and procedures. Colorado big game hunting brochureFort Carson have tested positive for collection facilities on Fort Carson. Hunters whose deer test positive for further details.
Sept. 28, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 27 Soldiers net 2nd in tourney Story and photo by Walt Johnson Soldiers, who had to overcome many obstacles during the season. Mountaineer staff The biggest obstacle was the Soldiers played against teams An intramural team of Fort that have been together for Carson Soldiers claimed second years and had a camaraderie and place in the Colorado Springs understanding of each other’s YMCA fall basketball program. abilities that only comes from After posting an undefeated playing together on a consistent record in the six-week regular basis. Acevedo held an open season against some of the tryout, as he always does before top competition in the area, a season, and wound up with a the post team earned runner-up mix of players who played honors in the league’s end of together for a short period of season tournament. time and several newcomers. “We came into this season Over the six-week period the with the goal of establishing team committed itself to going ourself as a good defensive team from individuals to a team and the and that is what we wanted to results showed on the court. do as much as we wanted The team went through the regular to win the championship,” said season undefeated, including a Fort Carson coach Angel “Ace” thrilling two-point decision over Acevedo. “We think we succeeded a Colorado Kings team that has at becoming a good defensive been dominant for years. team. We learned to depend on our The Soldiers continued defense to get out of situations their dominant run when the and help us win games. playoffs began, winning the “I think we have a team that first three games to secure a has jelled (together) and should spot in the championship round. be very competitive in the Due to military commitments, upcoming winter season,” the team was not at full strength Acevedo said. for the championship roundFort Carson’s Nathanikel “Big Slim” Prigdon, right, dunks the ball over a Colorado Kings defender The season featured many and fell to the Kings after twoSaturday at the Downtown YMCA in Colorado Springs. highlights for Acevedo and the contests Sunday.Mountaineer Sports Feature Combine test Levi Hokkala, right, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation intramural sports office, checks the time of a participant in the 40-yard dash during the post’s first football combine Saturday at Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center. A number of Soldiers took part in the combine that measured their speed in the 40-yard dash, their vertical and horizontal jumping ability and overall athleticism. Hokkala said the intramural sports office is hoping to offer the combine again in the spring. Photo by Walt Johnson
28 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 28, 2012On the BenchTrojans travel to Denverfor huge football contest By Walt Johnson Officials said the tournament will be Mountaineer staff limited to 20 singles players and 10 doubles teams. All participants must be The Fountain-Fort Carson High Department of Defense identificationSchool Trojans football team travels to cardholders. Prizes will be awarded forDenver Friday for a titanic matchup first and second place. Entry deadline iswith Valor Christian High School. Oct. 22. For more information contact The undefeated Trojans face the Joe Braxton at 526-3972.two-time 4A champions — playing at The U.S. Air Force Academy Falconthe 5A level this year — in what may Ground Speed club is scheduled tobe the best contest of the week in Colorado hold the Lindsey Brown Triathlonhigh school football. The game can be Sunday at the academy.heard live on KREL AM 1580 at 7 p.m. According to race officials, the raceValor Christian enters the game on a will consist of three events — swimming,two-game winning streak after pounding biking and running. Officials said thereHeritage, 42-0, and Legend, 51-0. The will be 750-meter, 20-kilometer, andTrojans picked up a 33-7 road win against five-kilometer length sprint triathlons.the Palmer Terrors Sept. 21. Proceeds go to the Rando Fund, a charity Carson Middle School will host that supports cadets in times of need. Fortwo sporting events this week. more information visit the club’s website The girls’ volleyball team will host at http://www.falcongroundspeed.com.Cheyenne Mountain Middle School The 2012 National PhysiqueMonday at 3:30 p.m. at the school’s Committee GNC Natural Coloradogym. The boys’ football team will host Open Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure,Falcon Middle School Wednesday at Bikini and Physique Championships Photo by Walt Johnson3:30 p.m. Both contests will have will be held Oct. 13 at Coloradoseventh and eighth grade games. Heights University Theater, (formerly Getting ready Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Teikyo Loretto Heights), 3001 S. A Soldier celebrates a touchdown catch Saturday during a pickupCenter will host a singles and doubles Federal Blvd., in Denver. game. Players are getting ready for the upcoming intramural footballracquetball tournament Oct. 24-25. Prejudging begins at 8:30 a.m. in season, which kicks off Saturday at the Mountain Post Sports Complex The single-elimination tournament football fields. See Bench on Page 29will be played in a best-of-three format. $ 17.95 OIL CHANGE SPECIAL Must have coupon Pikes Peak & Academy
Sept. 28, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 29 Bench Tee times will begin at from page 28 7 a.m. Anyone interested in playing in the tournament can the men’s and women’s sign up at the golf course. Players bodybuilding and physique must have a recognized handicap. categories. Judging will then take Awards will be presented to the place in women’s bodybuilding low gross and low net — a player and physique; fitness routines, can only win one — and the bikini, fitness physique and highest finish. The entry fee is figure competitions, respectively, $30. For information or to sign at 10:30 a.m. Finals begin up for the event contact the at 5 p.m. pro shop at 526-4102. The Directorate of Family The next Commanding and Morale, Welfare and General’s Golf Scramble is recreation offers “Fit Mommas,” scheduled for Thursday at the a class for pregnant and Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club. post-partum mothers. The cost for the scramble is The program, offered for $30, which includes greens fees, the past two years, is a safe and a golf cart, lunch, range balls and effective stroller fitness class prizes. Call Cheyenne Shadows at taught outdoors by certified 526-4102 for more information. instructors incorporating the Teams of four or five environment, resistance tubing, are needed to compete in plenty of creativity and the the Race Against Suicide stroller to get a complete body 15K Commander’s Cup workout in 60 minutes. Run, Sunday. Free classes taught by Deadline for team entries is Sarah Dingeman are held 11 a.m. Friday. The entry fee has Monday and Wednesday from been paid for Fort Carson teams 9-10 a.m. Classes are also competing in the Commander’s offered from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday Cup. The run starts at 8 a.m. at and Thursday, taught by Deena El Pomar Youth Sports Park, Gerber, for a minimal fee. 2212 Executive Circle in Classes are open to anyone with Colorado Springs. To compete, DFMWR privileges. For more contact Suicide Prevention Photo by Walt Johnson information call 526-2706. Partnership of the Pikes Peak Cheyenne Shadows Golf Region at 719-573-7447 or Soccer battle course will host the second email email@example.com. Members of the youth soccer program compete to see who could reach the ball first annual Cheyenne Shadows For information about the during soccer action Saturday at Pershing Field. Handicap Stroke Play race log on to http://www. Tournament Oct. 14. pikespeaksuicideprevention.org. Your dedicated service— RE WA R REWARDED. RDED. DON’T JUST SIT ME IN ANOTHER DESK. S ANOTH DESK HER TEACH ME TO STAN OUT M STAND OUT. ND At CTU we know the sacriﬁces you make. Your education Use of DoD image does not constitute or imply DoD endorsement. shouldn’t be one of those sacriﬁces. We offer support designed speciﬁcally for current and veteran Army personnel I n t r o d u c i n g t h e Ne w and their families. PenFed Defender American Express® Card Exclusively available to the courageous men and women of the United States militar y— Active, Guard, Reser ve and Retired.1 1.5% cash back on every purchase, every time, everywhere2 1.5 cash back . NO Fees at all — No annual fee, no foreign transaction fee, NO Fees at all no balance transfer fee, no cash advance fee, no late fee, no over credit limit fee. 6.99% introductory purchase APR for the first 60 months. After that, 6.99 the APR will var y with the Prime Rate, and is currently 9.99% APR. Visit our Admissions Advisor every Thursday at the Education Center Visit our Admissions Advisor every Thursday at the Education Center NO Penalty APR NO Penalty APR Call 877.906.6555 APPLY TODAY! APPLY TODAY! Visit coloradotech.edu /militar y or PenFed.org/DefenderFTCR or call 800.732.8268 Reward tho who SERVE our country. warding those E r Text MILITARY to 94576 for more infoOf fer is ef fective September 1, 2012, and is subject to change. 1You must be in an active military service status, a member of the Reserves or National Guard or retired fromsuch service to qualif y for this product. No-fee cash advances carry a 9.99% APR and will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate. 4.99% APR promotional balance transferrate for life of the balance on transfers made bet ween September 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. After December 31, 2012, the APR for new balance transfers will be 9.99% * Not all credits eligible to transfer. See the university’s catalog regarding CTU’s transfer credit policies.and will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate. Subject to credit approval. 2Cash advances, credit card checks, or balance transfers are excluded from cash rewards. t Find disclosures on graduation rates, student ﬁnancial obligations and more at www.coloradotech.edu/disclosures. Not all programs are available to residents of all states. CTU cannot guarantee employment or salary. 88-31810 0304353 07/12This Creditt Card program is issued and administered by PenFed. American Express® is a federally registered service mark of American Express and is used by PenFed pursuant to a license.
30 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 28, 2012 Fort Carson Picks College Pro 1. Stony Brook vs. Army 5. Tennessee vs. Georgia 9. Minnesota vs. Detroit 13. Oakland vs. Denver 2. Baylor vs. West Virginia 6. UCLA vs. Colorado 10. New England vs. Buffalo 14. Washington vs. Tampa Bay 3. Colorado State vs. Air Force 7. Texas vs. Oklahoma State 11. San Francisco vs. N.Y. Jets 15. N.Y. Giants vs. Philadelphia 4. Ohio State vs. Michigan State 8. Wisconsin vs. Nebraska 12. Seattle vs. St. Louis 16. Chicago vs. Dallas Kimberly Beatty Stephen Oates Celina Pino James Staccone HHT, 2nd BCT 2nd STB Family member 2nd STB Army Detroit Army Minnesota Army Detroit Army Minnesota Baylor New England W. Virginia Buffalo W. Virginia New England W. Virginia New England Air Force N.Y. Jets Colorado State San Francisco Colorado State San Francisco Air Force San Francisco Michigan State St. Louis Michigan State Seattle Michigan State St. Louis Ohio State Seattle Georgia Oakland Georgia Oakland Georgia Denver Georgia Denver UCLA Tampa Bay UCLA Tampa Bay UCLA Washington UCLA Washington Texas Philadelphia Texas N.Y. Giants Okla. State N.Y. Giants Texas N.Y. Giants Wisconsin Chicago Wisconsin Chicago Nebraska Dallas Wisconsin Dallas
Sept. 28, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 31 GET OutAn independent film, “Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed” is in a one-time special seven-day Public Lands Day, Saturday as a fee-free day. An America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is offered free to all active-duty military members and their dependents. Information on these and other pass options is available online. at http://www.store.usgs.gov/pass/military.html. Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole celebrates is in the World Arena Oct. 23-24 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 24 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29.50. • The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is in the World Arena Nov. 17. Air Force Academy concerts for the 2012-2013 season include “Capitol Steps” Oct. 5 at Palmer High School; “Titanic the Musical” Nov. 2; John Tesh Holiday Show Dec. 7; “Nunset Boulevard” engagement at Tinseltown Theater, Friday-Thursday. Military Appreciation Oct. 1-30, by admitting Feb. 1, “Midtown Men” March 8; and “Rat Pack The film tells the story of a little known battle, any active-duty military member and/or spouse Show” April 19. Call the box office at 333-4497. Operation Dragoon, that occurred in August with valid military identification free of charge. 1944, during an invasion of southern France Dependent children 10 and up will receive the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center announces shortly after the invasion of Normandy. The military rate of $13.95, but anyone older than its 2012-2013 theater season: “Gypsy: A story follows three U.S. paratroopers who 10 must show their military identification card Musical Fable” is on stage through Oct. 21, were separated from their unit and fought with to get the discount. Retirees are also eligible “A Christmas Story” is Nov. 29-Dec. 12, “Prelude the French Underground. Regular admission for the $13.95 rate. Santa’s Workshop, on the to a Kiss,” Jan. 31-Feb. 17; “Other Desert Cities” applies for this film, which shows at 11:30 a.m., Pikes Peak Highway, is open Friday-Tuesday March 14-31, “The Drowsy Chaperone” May 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Several actors and extras 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Christmas Eve. Call 9-June 2 and “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well will be at the 7 p.m. Friday showing. Tinseltown 684-9432 for more information. and Living in Paris,” is June 20-30. Season is at 1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. tickets are available at the box office, 634-5583. Elitch Amusement Park’s major rides are still The Fine Arts Center theater is at 30 W. Dale St.Two Mile High Club’s aspen tours in Cripple available although the water park is now closed. Creek are Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free Elitch’s is open through Oct. 28, weekends only. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has tours to see the fall colors in the backcountry are Daily tickets at the gate are $39.99 for adults opened a special exhibit, “A Day in Pompeii” on a first-come, first-served basis — reservations and $29.99 for those under 48 inches. Buy three that runs through Jan. 13, Mount Vesuvius are not accepted. Tours are free, but donations are tickets at ITR for $28 each, get one free. erupted in AD 79, destroying the Roman city appreciated. Meet at the Cripple Creek District of Pompeii, which has been excavated. This Museum, 520 E. Bennett Ave., in Cripple Creek. The Harvest Festival at Rock Ledge Ranch exhibit provides a glimpse into life before the Historic Site is Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and eruption. Special tickets are required for theFlorissant Fossil Beds hosts “Wapiti Walks,” admission is free. Activities cost a small fee exhibit at $26 for adults and $17 for junior Friday-Sunday from 5-7:30 p.m. A presentation and include horse-drawn wagon rides, old-time students. Tickets are timed and may be purchased about the bull elks is followed by a trail hike music and pumpkin picking. Visitors may tour in advance for a specific date or at the door, to look for and listen to bugling elks on the the 1880s Rock Ledge House and the 1907 estate. if available. The museum is at 2001 Colorado Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Food vendors will be on site or visitors may bring Blvd.; call 303-370-6000. Parking is free. Registration is required. Call 719-748-3253, ext. a lunch. Rock Ledge Ranch is located left of 161. Entrance fee to the national monument is $3. the Garden of the Gods entrance off 30th Street. Buell Children’s Museum in Pueblo has a new exhibit — the Old West comes alive and visitorsCheyenne Mountain Park hosts its third annual Upcoming Pikes Peak Center events include: are encouraged to “Discover the New Frontier.” “No Child Left Inside Event” Saturday, 10 a.m. • Tap Dogs perform Oct. 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. Related activities will be in the Magic Carpet to 2 p.m. at the main trailhead parking lot. For tickets for events in Pikes Peak Theater Saturdays, noon to 2 p.m. The museum Activities include archery, a bug hunt, basic GPS Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., call 520-SHOW is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. and geocaching, prairie dog observation, animal for tickets or visit the box office. Admission is $4 for adults ($3 for military) track identification and more. The event is free and $3 for children. The museum is at but every vehicle entering the park must buy World Arena has the following events scheduled: 315 S. Santa Fe in Pueblo. a $7 day use pass or have an annual Colorado • Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions, State Parks pass. A food vendor will be on site. including top performing gymnasts of the On its anniversary Oct. 20, the Asian Pacific Call 576-2016 for more information. just completed Olympics, is Saturday. Market at 615 Wooten Road, Suite 160, Tickets start at $25. celebrates with a lion and dragon dance,The National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife • “Batman Live,” a $15 million live-action arena dancers, martial arts demonstrations, cooking Service, U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of adventure production with fight sequences, demonstrations and food samples. Land Management have all declared National illusions, a large cast of actors and a batmobile, — Compiled by Nel Lampe THE WILLIAM STORMS ALLERGY CLINIC Colorado Publishing Company Diagnosing and Treating William W. Storms, MD Children and Adults: Matthew S. 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32 MOUNTAINEER — Sept. 28, 2012 Sept. 28, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 33 Manitou Cliff Dwellings A pueblo dwelling, the type used by descendents of the Anasazi, is next to the Manitou Cliff Dwellings Built 700 years ago and serves as a museum and gift shop. Story and photos by Some of the dwellings had openings Nel Lampe high above the ground that served as Mountaineer staff doors. Ladders were used to enter the high openings, which were then pulled The Four Corners area — where inside for security. Holes that served as Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and windows were sometimes fitted with Arizona converge — was home to branches as security. Anasazi Native Americans for more It’s not known why the Anasazi The Manitou than 2,000 years. began abandoning the cliff dwellings Cliff Dwellings The Anasazi, known as “the ancient about 1300 A.D. or where they went. includes a ones,” were hunters and gatherers, but In the early 1900s, the cliff dwellings round structure, a kiva, which Just the Facts over the years developed agricultural and artist skills. They also progressed in the Four Corners area were discovered. People began taking some of the artifacts is believed to • TRAVEL TIME — 25 minutes from a nomadic lifestyle, to building and vandalizing the structures. A group Visitors to the Manitou Cliff very inclement weather. have been used pit houses as a permanent home. of citizens in Manitou Springs became Dwellings are able to step inside the Visitors can learn about wolves at for religious, • FOR AGES — anyone They lived mostly on top of mesas, concerned that the dwellings would dwellings, marvel at the ingenuity of the cliff dwellings Saturday and Oct. 6 community or growing crops and building towers be destroyed. To preserve this history, the builders and appreciate the and 20 and get up close with the wolves. • TYPE — ancient ruins/museum and agricultural structures. the group obtained a cliff dwelling and workmanship and creativity. The wolves will be on site from 10 a.m. ceremonial purposes. • FUN FACTOR — ★★★★ About 1200 A.D., the Anasazi started building dwellings from stone. The transported it to Manitou Springs. The structure came from St. McElmo Towers were built to store grain. to 4 p.m. The special event is included (Out of 5 stars) A round kiva is a part of the Manitou with admission. dwellings had several rooms, were Canyon in southwestern Colorado. It is Cliff Dwellings and was thought to The attraction is closed Thanksgiving • WALLET DAMAGE — $$ sometimes several stories high and an authentic cliff dwelling that was be used for community, ceremonial or and Christmas. occupied by several families. They taken apart, the rocks numbered and religious purposes. The museum is open from 9 a.m. $ = Less than $20 began to build these dwellings below transported by wagon and train to Other structures at the Manitou to 6 p.m. in summer. It closes at $$ = $21 to $40 cliffs, possibly as camouflage and Manitou Springs. Springs site include an oven used for 4 p.m. December-February. $$$ = $41 to $60 protection. The rooms were small, The Mesa Verde National Park, baking and a mesa dwelling, which Admission is $9.50 for anyone $$$$ = $61 to $80 perhaps six feet by eight feet, with about 350 miles from Colorado Springs, was used by overseers of the crops. older than 12. Children ages 7-11 are ceilings about six feet high. was later created to preserve the cliff Manitou Cliff Dwellings opened to admitted for $7.50; those 6 years and (BASED ON A FAMILY OF FOUR) It’s unknown why they changed dwellings. More than 600 cliff dwellings the public in 1907. under are admitted free. their architectural style. have been discovered and are protected. A pueblo structure, the type used by To reach Manitou Cliff Dwellings, descendents of the Anasazi, is beside the take Highway 24 west. The cliff cliff dwellings. The pueblo was occupied dwellings are west of Manitou Springs; until 1994 by a Native American family. watch for signs. The museum is on the Visitors read about the A tepee or tipi, used by Plains Indians, north side of Highway 24 at 10 Cliff round tower building is displayed near the pueblo. Tepees of Dwelling Road, call 685-5242. at the Manitou Cliff that time would have been covered with Dwellings, where they tanned hides, rather than the canvas are allowed to explore material on the displayed tepee. Visitors learn about the daily and touch the buildings. A snack bar and picnic patio is on life of the Anasazi in site and open during summer months. displays in the museum on There are two museums at the the first floor of the pueblo. cliff dwellings. Located in the lower cave of the gift shop area, is the Anasazi room, which contains ancient pots, tools, baskets and photographs. There’s also a display of the history of the cliff dwellings preserve after it opened in Manitou Springs. The second museum, which contains displays depicting the Anasazi pottery making, farming skills and daily life is in a museum on the first floor of the pueblo. Ancient pots, cradle boards and hieroglyphics are also displayed. Well stocked gift shops are at the cliff dwellings, and include Native American art, decorative items, calendars, figurines, pottery, sand paintings, gifts, postcards and books. Reproductions of some artifacts are sold in the shops. The cliff dwelling museum is open year-round, except in Pottery pots and bowls that are several hundred years old are displayed in the museum in the lower cave. Places to see in the Pikes Peak area.
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