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    • Vol. 70 No. 41 Oct. 12, 2012 It’s a toss up Staff Sgt. Mark Vickery, food service sergeant, Headquarters and Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, delicately arranges plates of salad before he presents them to the instructor, during the culinary accreditation course at the Fort Carson Culinary Academy, Oct. 6. For more on the course, see pages 20-21. Photo by Spc. Nathan ThomeSoldiers to vote on new PT uniform By C. Todd Lopez Army News Service Now the Army wants Soldiers to weigh in on color options and graphic patterns for the uniform. and it can be thick or thin. On the shorts, there’s the option to have colored piping on the sides. For the There are six candidate uniforms — they are all the long- and short-sleeve T-shirts, there are both fabric WASHINGTON — Back in February, the Army same in terms of fabrics, capabilities and durability. color options and the option to have either the wordgave Soldiers a chance to weigh in on the Improved What’s different is the color of the fabrics and the “Army” emblazoned across the chest or the ArmyPhysical Fitness Uniform. The Army took those Soldier size, color and shapes of the graphic designs. logo over the left breast.suggestions and developed a possible replacement All Soldiers have the option to logon and choose Soldiers have until Oct. 28 to make it knownuniform. Now Soldiers can vote on which one of which uniform option they like best. The poll went which they think looks best.those they think looks the best. live Tuesday, and will be available for 20 days. Perhaps more important than how the uniform More than 76,000 Soldiers responded to the initial Stylistic variations include different colors for looks is how the uniform will perform and feel.survey. Among other things, Soldiers commented the jacket and pants — black or gray, for instance. Improvements in the IPFU include reduced fabricabout uniform fit, moisture wicking and anti-microbial Soldiers can also choose among graphic elements weight, tagless labels, anti-microbial properties,properties and how much the uniform weighs. The and colors for graphic elements. quick-dry capability, removal of reflective propertiesArmy listened to Soldiers and has developed a new With the jacket, there is a chevron emblazonedImproved Physical Fitness Uniform. See IPFU on Page 4 across the chest. That can be in yellow, gray or black, Message board INSIDE Retiree Appreciation Day Saturday 7-8 a.m. at McMahon Auditorium and 8 a.m. to noon at Special Events Center. Services include medical, legal, dental and flu shots. Page 6 Visit http://bit.ly/V7KWiY for details. Page 13 Pages 32-33
    • 2 MOUNTAINEER — Oct. 12, 2012 MOUNTAINEERCommanding General:Garrison Commander: Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson SecDef stresses importance of voting Editor’s note: The following to participate in this process unit’s voting assistance officer, or visit Col. David L. Grosso message on the importance of voting — no matter where you the website http://www.fvap.gov.Fort Carson Public Affairs Officer: was delivered by Secretary of Defense are in the world, no matter Every day, your efforts make Dee McNutt Leon E. Panetta at the Pentagon, Oct. 4. who you plan to vote for. this country safer and its peopleChief, Print and Web Communications: On Nov. 6, Americans will have Please exercise the very more secure. You have more Rick Emert the opportunity to exercise the most privilege that you’re willing than earned the right to vote. important responsibility we have in a to fight and die for in So please participate in theEditor: Devin Fisher democracy — the right to vote. Voters order to protect. democratic process that sustainsStaff writer: Andrea Sutherland will choose from candidates at every But there isn’t much the blessings of liberty thatHappenings: Nel Lampe level — from the Commander-in- time. If you’re overseas we work so hard to protect.Sports writer: Walt Johnson Chief, to legislative representatives, or away from home, This Election Day I to county commissioners, city request your absentee ballot encourage you and your FamilyLayout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall council members and others. immediately, and mail it back in to play an important part in our great I don’t have to tell you that your time so that your vote will count. And democracy. Your vote will help determine This commercial enterprise newspaper is vote can determine the future. It really if you need help, visit your Installation the future of our nation, and the future ofan authorized publication for members of theDepartment of Defense. Contents of the counts. And that’s why it’s so important Voter Assistance Office, or see your a government of, by and for all people.Mountaineer are not necessarily the officialview of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government orthe Department of the Army. Printed circulationis 12,000 copies. The editorial content of the Hispanic Heritage Month Leaders salute contributionsMountaineer is the responsibility of the PublicAffairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119,Tel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address isfcmountaineer@hotmail.com. The Mountaineer is posted on theInternet at http://csmng.com. Editor’s note: Army leaders released the following left an indelible mark by unselfishly serving the nation The Mountaineer is an unofficialpublication authorized by AR 360-1. The letter in observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month, and helping to secure peace for the future. ThroughoutMountaineer is printed by Colorado Springs “Diversity United, Building America’s Future Today.” our history — from the Revolutionary War to the currentMilitary Newspaper Group, a private firm in conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq — these Soldiers haveno way connected with the Department of the “Our country was built on and continues to thrive united together, distinguishing themselves in battle, asArmy, under exclusive written contract with on its diversity, and there is no doubt that the future evidenced by both Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1stFort Carson. It is published 49 times per year. The appearance of advertising in this of the United States is inextricably linked to the Class Leroy Petry and the highly decorated Borinqueneerspublication, including inserts or supplements, future of the Hispanic community.” of the Puerto Rican 65th Infantry Regiment. It is thisdoes not constitute endorsement by the — President Barack Obama, Oct. 19, 2010 type of diversity and leadership that has empowered soDepartment of the Army or Colorado Springs many of our Soldiers, civilians and Families to performMilitary Newspaper Group, of the products or Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic beyond their normal abilities to keep our Army andservices advertised. The printer reserves theright to reject advertisements. Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 by celebrating the nation strong for years to come. Everything advertised in this publication histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens We give our thanks and gratitude for the past andshall be made available for purchase, use or whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean present contributions Hispanic American Soldierspatronage without regard to race, color, religion, and Central and South America. These Hispanic Americans and civilians have made to the success of our Army andsex, national origin, age, marital status, physical have united their diverse backgrounds, experiences and nation. During National Hispanic Heritage Month, wehandicap, political affiliation or any othernonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. sacrifices to play a vital part in the Army’s success encourage our entire Army Family to publicly commemorateIf a violation or rejection of this equal and history, while helping to build America’s future. these contributions that help make our Army what it is todayopportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, Over the past 236 years, Hispanic Americans have — the premiere fighting force in the world. Army Strong.the printer shall refuse to print advertisingfrom that source until the violation is corrected. Raymond F. Chandler III Raymond T. Odierno John M. McHughFor display advertising call 634-5905. Sergeant Major of the Army General, United States Army Secretary of the Army All correspondence or queries regarding Chief of Staffadvertising and subscriptions should be directedto Colorado Springs Military NewspaperGroup, 31 E. Platte Avenue, Suite 300,Colorado Springs, CO 80903, phone 634-5905. The Mountaineer’s editorial content isedited, prepared and provided by the PublicAffairs Office, building 1430, room 265, Fort Interactive Customer Evaluation AmbassadorsCarson, CO 80913-5119, phone 526-4144. Releases from outside sources are so Commended for Exceptional Service — are selectedindicated. The deadline for submissions to the from personnel who exemplify the spirit of keepingMountaineer is close of business the weekbefore the next issue is published. The Fort Carson the “Best Home Town in the Army” withMountaineer staff reserves the right to editsubmissions for newspaper style, clarity and superior customer service to our Soldiers, Familytypographical errors. members, civilian employees and retirees. Policies and statements reflected in thenews and editorial columns represent views Plans, Analysis and Dr. Jerry Watkins, who retiredof the individual writers and under no Integration Office at Fort Carson. Shafar workedcircumstances are to be considered those of with him both as a Soldierthe Department of the Army. Shirley Shafar, an education and a civilian. Reproduction of editorial material isauthorized. Please credit accordingly. counselor at the Fort Carson “He was really good,” she Education Center, knows what it said. “He took a lot of time is like to walk in the shoes of a with his customers and was Soldier. She was one and retired also able to reach them with a as Chief Warrant Officer 2. great sense of humor while She knows how important remaining professional. education is for a Soldier’s career, “I try to do the same,” Classified advertising for developing a professional she said. 329-5236 military and for retaining Soldiers Shirley Shafar “Shout out to Mrs. Shirley in the Army. Army Continuing Education System Shafar, thanks for the help,” Display advertising “It’s important that we help commented one of the people 634-5905 to make quality Soldiers, both for Having had both great and she recently helped. their personal and professional not-so-good counselors in her “She went out of her way to Mountaineer editor assist and I was very impressed growth,” she said. “Everybody military career, Shafar has modeled 526-4144 with her service,” said another. needs a good education.” herself after the best she has known, Post information 526-5811 The ICE system is available for customers to rate service they Community Service, the Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center, DEERS receive by highlighting superior service or making suggestions to Office, the Soldier Family Assistance Center or Balfour Beatty’s Joel Post weather hotline improve services. It can be accessed at http://ice.disa.mil/index. Hefley Community Center; or by depositing an ICE card at one of the 526-0096 cfm?fa=site&site(underscore)id=437; through kiosks at Army many boxes located around post.
    • Oct. 12, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 3Networked vehiclesArmy conducts safety testing By Claire Heininger and Katie Cain Army News Service ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. —The Army has completed safety release testing for anew fleet of networked vehicles, paving the way forSoldiers to begin training on them this month. The Army Test and Evaluation Command deter-mined that the five baseline designs for mine-resistant,ambush-protected vehicles, known as MRAPs,equipped with Capability Set 13, are suitable for newequipment training, which kicked off the first week ofOctober for the 3rd and 4th Brigade Combat Teamsof the 10th Mountain Division. Capability Set 13marks the first time the Army is delivering networksystems as an integrated communications packagethat spans the entire brigade combat team formation, Photo courtesy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlanticconnecting the static tactical operations center to the test lead, Army System of Systems Integration. “The Major integration and installation efforts are under waycommander on-the-move to the dismounted Soldier. Capability Set 13 testing takes advantage of previous as the Army delivers the first mine-resistant, ambush- Inside MRAPs configured with components efforts from Lab Based Risk Reduction and Network protected vehicles equipped with components ofof CS 13, commanders will be able to exchange Integration Evaluations to ensure a thorough check Capability Set 13. Two brigade combat teams of the 10thinformation and execute mission command using out prior to fielding.” Mountain Division are receiving the first CS 13 vehiclesmobile communications technologies, rather than The safety release testing for CS 13 vehicles on a staggered schedule starting in October, withhaving to rely on a fixed infrastructure. To demonstrate focused on two main categories: human factors and multiple deliveries over the next several months.that the vehicles are safe and functional to operate electromagnetic interference. During the human factorsin theater, the Army is conducting a rigorous series phase, test personnel conducted ingress/egress drills on nuclear, chemical and biological missions.of tests, the first of which concluded last month at for various scenarios, such as evacuating a vehicle The human factors testing produced valuableATEC’s Aberdeen Test Center. due to casualties. The testers donned full combat gear feedback regarding safety and function of the “As the Army moves toward smartly integrating to ensure they could access and operate CS 13 system integrated CS 13 components, and led to some subtleand delivering Capability Sets, we also need to smartly controls wearing different sets of gloves, including design adjustments to improve accessibility. Duringtest the integrated platforms within the context of the extreme weather arctic mittens, cold weather mittens See Testing on Page 4network,” said Robert Puhalla, synchronized fielding with isolated trigger finger and protective gloves used Experience a Warmer and More Personal Approach to Your Cosmetic Surgical Needs Dr. Raskin specializes in FREE COSMETIC CONSULTATION Douglas J. Raskin, M.D., D.M.D Harvard, Stanford and Baylor Trained Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery MEMBER Active Member American Society of Plastic Surgeons AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS, INC. 578-9988 559 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 209 home.pcisys.net/~djr email: mddmd@pcisys.net Conveniently located Downtown Colorado Springs MILITARY DISCOUNTS
    • 4 MOUNTAINEER — Oct. 12, 2012IPFU On the long sleeve T-shirt, thefrom Page 1 “mock collar” has been removed, as well as the sleeve cuffs, to make thein the uniform, the removal of the uniform more comfortable for Soldiers.liner and elastic bottom on the pants, “We made it more like a crewand overall pattern adjustments to neck collar to allow more air in for theprovide a better fit. Soldiers to cool down as they are Those changes came as a result of working out,” Bruner said. “It won’tSoldier input as well. Command Sgt. be as constricted around the neck area.”Maj. Emmett Maunakea, Program In the February survey, SoldiersExecutive Office Soldier, said Soldiers said they felt the liner in the pants waswere asked to weigh in on the IPFU, too thick and “got in the way,” Brunerand are being asked now to vote on said. The liner has been removed. “Wewhich uniform they like best, because included reinforcements along theit is Soldiers who are the end users. knee area as well.” “Nobody can tell you better what Also an option with the newneeds to happen with it than the user of uniform is “possible female sizing thatthat piece of equipment,” Maunakea will be developed,” Bruner said.said. “We need the feedback from Maunakea and a team from PEOSoldiers and leaders in the field to tell Photo courtesy of Program Executive Office Soldier will travel around the Army tous what is wrong with it, what is right Soldiers have until Oct. 28 to vote on the new Improved Physical Fitness Uniform. show off to Soldiers the new uniformwith it, and how can we make it better There are six candidate uniforms to choose from, varying in color of fabrics and options. The team was at Fort Bragg,and work better for them.” color and shapes of graphic designs. N.C, Monday-Wednesday; and is at Maunakea said Soldiers know Fort Hood, Texas, Thursday-Saturday.what’s available to civilians in the do,” she said. “They knew that they wanted it to have Other stops include Joint Baseway of fitness gear, and brought that knowledge with sort of high-performance capabilities within the fabric. Lewis-McChord, Wash., Tuesday-Thursday andthem when they commented on the Army’s uniform. They know when you go out on the commercial market, Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. “Our Soldiers are smart,” he said. “They are out you see tags that say anti-microbial and quick-dry and 19-26. Locations for those demonstrations werethere spending a lot of money in the economy as they all of these high-speed, high-performance terminology chosen for density of Soldiers.buy their civilian workout clothing. And they are — they knew what characteristics and features they After Soldiers vote on which uniform they likebuying the newest, latest and greatest type of stuff.” wanted to see in the uniform.” best, there will be a “series of steps” that must Maj. Mia Bruner, assistant product manager for To save on cost, the reflective elements of the take place before the uniforms reach Soldiers.initial issue uniforms, said Soldiers came into the IPFU have been removed, Maunakea said. Included in those steps are wear testing by a sampleFebruary survey with well-informed ideas about their “Everybody is going to be wearing a PT belt group of Soldiers, additional improvements as a resultphysical fitness uniform. anyway, so it doesn’t make sense to have it on the of that testing, and a final approval by the chief of “They knew what they wanted that uniform to uniform, if you are already wearing a reflective belt.” staff of the Army. Testing there is a lot of value in understanding other CS 13 components and runs them“There is a new from Page 3 how everything works as a system to conduct a quality test.” Running the tests at Aberdeen through operational threads to validate the network configurations specific to the 10th Mountain Division. level of complexity the electro-magnetic interference phase, engineers created “worst case configu- Proving Ground put testers in close proximity with the Army’s network “The network verification event will help ensure the CS 13 platforms on these platforms, rations” that push the systems to their limit, such as transmitting voice and data experts, including project managers for Capability Set 13 systems and personnel coming off the production line operate and function as a fully integrated and there is a simultaneously via the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical network from the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering system of systems, as intended,” Puhalla said. backbone and several radios, in addition lot of value in to raising and lowering the vehicles weapon systems. Under these conditions, Center, also based at APG. CERDEC certified the network configurations prior to testing, while the PMs provide These final tests come on top of the Army’s NIEs, a series of rigorous field exercises leveraging 3,800 Soldiers of understanding testers can determine whether the radiation and interaction between the various subject-matter expertise to quickly troubleshoot issues that arise. the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, executing realistic mission threads in the how everything systems and antennas will harm Soldiers. “We’ve tested WIN-T on many High The safety release testing cleared the way for Soldiers at Fort Drum, N.Y., and punishing terrain of White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The NIEs validated the works as a system Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle configurations, and have tested numerous Fort Polk, La., to begin new equipment training. Following safety release, the CS 13 network, and also produced Soldier feedback that was incorporated military radios, but now the capability to conduct a set combines WIN-T, additional radios, and the digital backbone all integrated Army is also conducting safety confir- mation and network verification testing through December. Safety confirmation, into CS 13 vehicle designs. The Army also conducted extensive Lab Based Risk Reduction activities quality test.” on a MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle,” said Michael Geiger, the EMI Test Facility also conducted at APG, clears the vehicles for use in theater. Network at APG, in order to validate system functionality, interoperability, all config- — Michael Geiger manager at ATC. “There is a new level verification, which will take place at uration settings and mission threads prior of complexity on these platforms, and Fort Dix, N.J., pairs the vehicles with to the NIE field exercises. 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    • Oct. 12, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 5‘Warhorse’ Soldiers recertify UAV Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Ruth Pagán led the recertification, ensured the Soldiers were Company A, 2nd STB, 2nd BCT. “Anything that’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs properly trained on all of the updated systems and broken, they fix it and get it back to us.” Office, 4th Infantry Division equipment that came out while the unit was deployed. Now that all of their equipment is current, the When the UAS platoon returned from deployment Soldiers had to recertify. Soldiers from the Unmanned Aerial System a few months ago, they turned in all their equipment The civilian instructors informed the Soldiers ofPlatoon, Company A, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, for service and updates to AAI as part of the reset. changes to the rules and regulations that govern2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, “The equipment went through their systems and UAVs and how to comply with them, said Harvey.recertified on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles at Fort if there were any new updates, then they added them “The software updates are the most changingCarson’s Camp Red Devil, Sept. 24 through Oct. 5. to the UAV and they re-serviced all the aircraft, aspect of the UAV so they make sure we understand “Drones” are an effective tool in today’s Army ground shelters and antennas,” said Staff Sgt. it,” he said.arsenal and civilian Aeronautic Air Instructors, who Benjamin Harvey, unmanned aerial vehicle operator, The first week of training is classroom instruction and the second week is field training on launching, recovering and flying the UAVs. There are no tests required to certify, but Pfc. Ryan Golden, left, and Sgt. Jacob Schmitt, both Soldiers must prove their proficiency by unmanned aircraft systems repairers, Company A, meeting certain steps and performing 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat certain actions, Harvey said. Team, 4th Infantry Division, perform preflight “Soldiers must successfully show systems checks on an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle at competence in the different aspects of the Fort Carson’s Camp Red Devil, Oct. 4. flight: launch, recover and flight,” he said. For new Soldiers, this is an opportunity to get hands-on training and implement it in actual flight time. “To actually be here with my unit working, launching ‘birds’ and doing my job, it means a lot,” said Pfc. Ryan Golden, unmanned aircraft systems repairer, Company A, 2nd STB. Not only are civilians instructing, but recently redeployed Soldiers are helping new Soldiers with lessons learned downrange. “The training I’m getting from the See UAV on Page 7 John Senter Tire Get your car ready for the cold... WINTERIZATION SPECIAL $ 95 34Includes oil change Pikes Peak & Academy
    • 6 MOUNTAINEER — Oct. 12, 2012 Warriors unwind through paintball Story and photo by “While Soldiers are deployed, Staff Sgt. Ruth Pagán they experience high level of stress 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public for an extended period of time; we Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division are trying to give them a way to get their adrenaline levels up in a positive Running from tree to tree, ducking way, so they aren’t going out and and dodging, the Soldiers’ adrenaline getting drunk or getting into fights,” pumped with the excitement of trying said Ryan Sullivan, recreation assistant not to get hit with paintballs; this was with Fort Carson’s WAQ. not just another day in the office. WAQ offers an array of activities Soldiers from Company A, 204th for redeploying units to choose from, Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd at no expense to the Soldier, such as Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry rock climbing, paintball, ropes courses, Division, participated in the Warrior skiing, zip lines and white-water rafting. Adventure Quest at Fort Carson’s The “Rough Riders” chose to Turkey Creek, Sept. 28. participate in paintball. WAQ is an Army training tool “Today, all they have to do is show designed to introduce Soldiers to up,” Sullivan said. “We provide their coping outlets or resiliency methods markers (paintball guns), their masks, through adrenaline-pumping activities all the paintball rounds, all the gear to achieve an equivalent type of “rush” they need and we have an air refilling that they may have experienced station to fill the markers.” while deployed. This program gives Soldiers the opportunity to get acquainted with a new interest. From front, Cpl. James Kayim, Spc. “I think it’s a good thing they Ronald Lewis, Sgt. Kurt Bailey and 2nd supply all the equipment and all the Lt. Amanda LaSarge, all with Company gear needed,” said Staff Sgt. Ronnie A, 204th Brigade Support Battalion, Biggers, platoon sergeant, Company A. 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th “This gives (Soldiers) an introduction Infantry Division, take cover during to a hobby they could pick up on their a speedball round of paintball at own, and it allows them to do Turkey Creek, Sept. 28, as part of See WAQ on Page 12 the Warrior Adventure Quest program. CONTACTS GLASSES Have Your Childs Vision Checked Every Year Now accepting appointments in our new location. Voted #1 Eye Care in Colorado Springs The Independent & The Gazette COLORADO SPRINGS 660 South Pointe Court, PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Suite 100 719-596-2097 WWW.ABBAEYECARE.COM Little People, Big Smiles4331 Centennial Blvd. 4319 Integrity Center Point 1813 North Circle Drive 1130 Lake Plaza DriveGarden of the Gods & Centennial NW Corner of Powers & Barnes Circle & Constitution Lake Ave & Lake Plaza (next to Culvers) 635-2020 634-2020 632-2020 578-2020 Welcoming New Patients Technology with a Caring Touch Specialized treatment planning for all ages Treatment under conscious sedation and general-anesthesia Optical Concessionaire at the Exchange for: Digital radiography for pinpoint treatment plans and reduced radiation exposure Jeff Kahl, DDS Ft. Carson 576-5151 Parents can stay with children during treatment Derek Kirkham, DDS Air Force Academy 472-0524 Most insurance accepted including Military and Medicaid Zachary Houser, DMD Peterson AFB 574-5252 719-596-2097 (719) 522-0123 Tricare & Medicare Providers 660 South Pointe Court, Suite 100 9480 Briar Village Point, Suite 301 Exams as young as 6 months of age www.cspediatricdentistry.com
    • Oct. 12, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 7Miscellaneous Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationTroops to Teachers — information briefing will be Dining facility Friday Saturday-Monday Tuesday-Thursday held Oct. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the educa- Stack Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. tion center, building 1117. The briefing will discuss Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the requirements and options to become a teacher Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. and services available through the program. Wolf Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Representatives from area school districts will be 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. available to discuss career opportunities. To register, Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. call 800-438-6851 or email info@mpttt.org.Points only, nondeployable unit — Reinforcement Warfighter Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. training units provide a “home” for Individual Ready (Wilderness Road Complex) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reserve Soldiers who want to maintain Reserve Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed affiliation. Soldiers considering leaving troop LaRochelle Closed Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. program unit assignment can consider the 6399th/ 10th SFG(A) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 6404th RTU as a short- or long-term option. Benefits Dinner: Closed include earning retirement points and “good” years; optional monthly nonpaid drill weekends; continued removal, grounds maintenance and contractor Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays military training; paid annual training opportunities; response to service orders. for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays for earning retirement points via correspondence courses; • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at personnel being reassigned stateside. The briefings and easy transfer to TPUs if desired. Contact Chief 524-0786 or email jerald.j.just.civ@mail.mil to are held in building 1129, Freedom Performing Arts Warrant Officer 4 Lake Gardner at 720-363-0511 or request latrines, for service or to report damaged Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and briefings start at 7:30 lakegardner@comcast.net for more information. or overturned latrines. a.m. Soldiers are required to bring DepartmentFinance travel processing — All inbound and The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — of the Army Form 5118, signed by their unit outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it is able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at personnel section, and a pen to complete forms. Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family building 1430, room 233. During duty hours, Call 526-4730/4583 for more information. member travel, travel advance pay and travel pay Soldiers should call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone Army ROTC Green-to-Gold briefings — are held inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. number for after hours, holidays and weekends is the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information. 526-0051. Know your rights. at the education center, building 1117, room 120.First Sergeants’ Barracks Program 2020 — is located Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs in building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours of Briefings Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held office assists Soldiers with room assignments and Warrant Officer Recruiting Team — from the the first and third Wednesday of each month. terminations. For more information call 526-9707. Special Operations Recruiting Battalion will brief on Briefing sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the SoldierSergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson qualifications and application procedures to service- Readiness Building, building 1042, room 244, Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third Tuesday members interested in becoming warrant officers on a first-come, first-served basis. Soldiers must of each month at the Family Connection Center from Tuesday-Thursday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the be within 120 days of their expiration term of 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC is open to all education center, building 1117. Shortage military service, but must attend the briefing no later than active members and those interested in becoming occupational specialties include 14E, 14T, 14G, 30 days prior to their ETS or start of transition future SAMC members. The club was originally a 14H, 14S, 15E, 15W, 31D, 35N, 35F, 35L, 35S, 91E leave. Call 526-2240/8458. U.S. Forces Command organization of elite noncom- and 94A. For more information call (253) 590-3242 Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays in missioned officers but is now an Armywide program or (253) 590-3422 or visit http://www.usarec.army. building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m. for those who meet the criteria and have proven mil/hq/warrant. Soldiers must be specialist-staff sergeant from any themselves to be outstanding NCOs through a board/ 75th Ranger Regiment briefings — are held military occupational specialty, have a general leadership process. Contact the SAMC president, Staff Tuesdays in building 1430, room 150, from technical score of at least 107, be a U.S. citizen, score Sgt. Thomas Witt, at 526-5661 for more information. noon to 1 p.m. Soldiers must be private-sergeant 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test, andDirectorate of Public Works services — DPW is first class with a minimum General Technical pass a Special Forces physical. Call 524-1461 or responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort Score of 105; be a U.S. citizen; score 240 or visit the website at http://www.bragg.army.mil/sorb. Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test; and of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and pass a Ranger physical. Call 524-2691 or visit Hours of Operation cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone http://www.goarmy.com/ranger.html. numbers and points of contact for services: Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training Central Issue Facility • Facility repair/service orders — Fort — is held Tuesday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from Carson Support Services service order desk can be p.m. in building 1187 on Minnick Avenue, behind 7:30-10:30 a.m. reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergen- post car wash. Class is limited to 50 people on a • Initial and partial issues — Monday- cies or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, first-come, first-served basis. Contact Jean Graves Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. at 526-5613/5614 or jean.graves@us.army.mil for • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric more information. Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — civ@mail.mil when needing trash containers, trash is Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. overflowing or emergency service is required. in building 381, conducts orientations Fridays • Full turn ins — by appointment only; call • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss 526-3321. Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ DLA processes to include turning in excess • Unit issues and turn ins — Call 526- mail.mil for service needs or to report complaints. property, reutilizing government property, 5512/6477 for approval. • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan web-based tools available, special handling of Education Center hours of operation — The Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey. property and environmental needs. To schedule Mountain Post Training and Education Center, civ@ mail.mil. an orientation, contact Arnaldo Borrerorivera at building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — arnaldo.borrerorivera@dla.mil for receiving/turn • Counselor Support Center — Monday- Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email in; Mike Welsh at mike.welsh@dla.mil for Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11 dennis.j.frost.civ@mail.mil. reutilization/web tools; or Rufus Guillory at a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary rufus.guillory@dla.mil. • Army Learning Center — Monday- Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to noon Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. @mail.mil. Use this number to obtain self-help tools the second and third Wednesday of each month at • Defense Activity for Nontraditional and equipment or a motorized sweeper. the Joel Hefley Community Center conference Education Support and Army Personnel Testing — • Base operations contracting officer repre- room, 6800 Prussman Ave. The Retirement Services Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. sentative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 or email Office recommends spouses accompany Soldiers to Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to building terry.j.hagen.civ@mail.mil for questions on snow the briefing. Call 526-2840 for more information. 217 and is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.UAV you don’t forget it, but you do get their recertification training, but the be adjusting real well to the new teams.”from Page 5 very rusty,” Harvey said. “So being platoon benefits as well. This has been the first opportunity able to come out and get hands on the “Since we’ve redeployed, there the platoon has been able to work togetherexperienced people who came from equipment is good.” have been a lot of changes to our on the equipment since redeploying.downrange is so useful,” Golden said. “In our job, you have to stay current platoon with people leaving and others “We came together fairly quickly,”“I’m learning so much; there is a lot because things are always changing and coming in, so this has been a good Golden said. “We had a few monthsto take in.” this is one of the ways we stay current,” opportunity to see how everyone works before our equipment came back to get This training is not only beneficial said Spc. Nolan Barr, unmanned aerial together,” Harvey said. “It’s nice to see to know each other and get trained up,to new Soldiers, but veterans as well. vehicle operator, Company A. that a lot of our new people are very so once the equipment got here, we hit “This is kind of like riding a bike, Not only are Soldiers receiving knowledgeable and everyone seems to the ground running.”
    • 8 MOUNTAINEER — Oct. 12, 2012 Oct. 12, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 9 By Spc. Nathan Thome New Dads Train-the-Trainer program Oct. 1. The New dads 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office training focused on Soldiers expecting a child, those who recently had children and veteran New or expecting dads may have questions fathers. These Soldiers, in turn, will use their training about how to care for the newest member of their to help others meet the challenges of parenthood. Family, such as how to feed, burp, calm down and “(This) train-the-trainer program is brand new even develop a bond with their child. to Fort Carson, and this class is its first facilitator To train fathers on the basics of child care, Army course ever,” said Steve Frost, victim advocate Community Service held its first Boot Camp for coordinator, ACS. learn The 4th Infantry Division head- quarters Family violence working group developed the Boot Camp for New Dads Train-the-Trainer to teach parenting skills, and reduce child abuse at Fort Carson, said Frost. The course, comprised of three chose Soldiers at random to change the diaper of 1st Lt. Dustin Young, Forward Support Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion, folds the corners of a blanket in an parenting sessions, began with an introduction, a simulated baby. Sgt. Kyle Norris, Company B, where instructors explained what fathers 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat attempt to swaddle a simulated baby. should expect, how to prepare for Team, 4th Infantry Division, changed his first fatherhood and the fears most fathers diaper using the “baby.” “It was definitely harder than it looked,” said have nearing their child’s birth. “I tried to soak up as much knowledge as possible Young. “Trying to get the blanket wrapped around “As time goes on, most new dads from this class, so I could spread it to my unit correctly and making sure it’s snug takes practice.” start to tell themselves, ‘I’m not ready and even teach my wife,” said Norris. “These are Near the end of their course, the class focused on to be a dad,’ ‘I can’t take care of a skills that I can definitely apply as a new father.” caring for the mothers-to-be. Soldiers learned tips skills child,’ ‘I don’t know what to do, what if Facilitators taught Soldiers the five “S’s,” different on how to care for their wives and relieve their stress. I mess up,’” said Ken Robinson, Family ways to trigger a baby’s calming reflex. This The wife is just as important as the baby, so Advocacy Program coordinator, ACS. involved swaddling, the side or stomach position, Soldiers need to help out with caring for the child, This class will help prepare them shushing, swinging and jiggling, and sucking. said Robinson. If the mother is feeling overwhelmed, so those thoughts don’t linger and “I learned a lot from the five ‘S’s;’ I used to do the then the baby won’t get the proper care it needs. they can focus on being great fathers, shushing, but this class taught me that it’s supposed to During their last hour in class, facilitators said Robinson. be as loud as the crying, so it acts as white noise and assisted the Soldiers with putting together a class of Soldiers also learned about crying calms the baby,” said Pfc. Charles Jones, Company their own, to teach at their units. After completing babies, changing diapers, calming babies C, 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th BCT. the third session, all 35 Soldiers became certified and developing father-child bonds. Jones said he also learned that he can combine Boot Camp for New Dads instructors. Sgt. Kyle Norris, Company B, 4th Special Troops “The best way to bond with your the methods, like swinging and swaddling, or “When I get back to my unit, I’m going to Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry child is by changing, bathing and feeding jiggling and shushing. coordinate with my first sergeant to identify the Pfc. Charles Jones, Company C, 704th Brigade Support Division, attempts to change a diaper for the them,” said Robinson. “It lets the baby After a few demonstrations, facilitators chose new and expecting dads in my battalion,” said Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry first time using a simulated baby, during a Boot know that you are there to care for them, 1st Lt. Dustin Young, executive officer, Forward Norris. “I want to set aside an afternoon to teach Division, receives a surprise visit from his daughter, Camp for New Dads Train-the-Trainer class held and that they are safe.” Support Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion, to them everything I learned from this class so they Kaedynce, during an Oct. 1 Boot Camp for New Dads at Army Community Service, Oct. 1. During class instruction, facilitators swaddle the simulated baby. will have the knowledge to be great fathers. Train-the-Trainer class at Army Community Service. Wiinning S Winning Smiles For Everyone! EXPERIENCED, CARING EXPERIENCED, CARING AND GENTLE RI N D A GEN E ENTL Your dedicated service— Cosmetic Dentistry Bonding & Veneers RE WA R REWARDED. RDED. DON’T JUST SIT ME IN ANOTHER DESK. S ANOTH DESK HER Root Canal Therapy Childrens Dentistry Crowns & Bridges Orthodontics TEACH ME TO STAN OUT M STAND OUT. ND Teeth Whitening At CTU we know the sacrifices you make. 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    • 10 MOUNTAINEER — Oct. 12, 2012Soldiers learn lifesaving skills Story and photo by comrade’s side, quickly evaluated the said Royal, congratulating Perhot on his “We would discuss how to perform a Pfc. Andrew Ingram Soldier’s injuries and applied a tourniquet quick and effective work. “Now who can task and then we would take turns doing1st Brigade Combat Team Public to his arm above the elbow. show me how to splint a broken arm?” it. I think having a small class whereAffairs Office, 4th Infantry Division Sgt. Michelle Royal, the health After four days of classroom we had more one-on-one interaction care specialist tasked with training work and practical exercises, 13 with the instructor helped us retain Pfc. Maurquan Jackson moaned in the Soldiers in basic lifesaving skills, Soldiers assigned to Headquarters what we learned.”pain, clutching his bleeding forearm. looked up from her watch. and Headquarters Company, 1st Keeping the classroom excitingSpc. Alariz Perhot rushed to his “One minute, 13 seconds, not bad,” Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry ensured the students would retain the Division, learned the skills knowledge they studied, said Royal. necessary to save a life “I think it is important for Soldiers on the battlefield at the who are learning to have fun,” Royal HHC Company Operating said. “When learning is fun people Facility, Sept. 24-27. retain information better. The medic is During combat life- not always going to be there, so in a saver training, the “Raider” combat situation the Army needs Soldiers learned how to Soldiers to be prepared to help those identify and treat everything around them.” from common injuries to Throughout the weeklong class the life threatening battle HHC Soldiers learned how to clear wounds. airways, apply tourniquets, administer “We did a lot of dis- care to hard to treat places, such as arm cussion and hands-on pits, and treat chest wounds. training,” said Perhot, HHC. At the end of the training each of the Soldiers passed a learning assessment Pvt. Steven Knotts, Pfc. Claudio test and received their CLS certification. Chaves, Pvt. Matthew Bertrand, The class brought a level of confi- and Pfc. Andriy Gener, all dence to many of the Soldiers who felt assigned to Headquarters insecure about their abilities to treat and Headquarters Company, comrades under fire, said Jackson. 1st Brigade Combat Team, “This class really showed me that 4th Infantry Division, use we have to be level-headed when we a Sked litter to carry Pfc. are dealing with someone who is hurt Jake Westover, to a notional or dying,” said Jackson. “It helped me medical evacuation site get in the right mindset to do the right during combat lifesaver thing if I am ever put in a position training Sept. 26. where someone needs my help.”
    • Oct. 12, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 11 Recycle titans From left, Lyle Olson, Master Sgt. Franck Emmou, Capt. Desiree Ledan and Roberto Soliz, Army Field Support Battalion, recycle shredded paper at the Recycle Center. The unit took first place, for the second time, in Fort Carson’s quarterly Unit Recycle Incentive Program awards, collecting 11,489 pounds of recyclables, earning the battalion $750 in morale, welfare and recreation funds. Second place went to the Fort Carson Dental Activity, which turned in 2,942 pounds and pocketed $500. Rounding out third place is the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, which dropped off 2,274 pounds of materials and received $250. The three groups have been in stiff competition since the Recycle Incentive Program began last year, often swapping top positions in the competition. For information on participating in the program call 526-5898. Photo by Susan C. Galentine NATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY Colorado Springs REDUCED TUITION for military personnel AND dependents* Associate, Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees Accounting Business Criminal Justice Healthcare Information Technology (719) 590-8300 csadmissions@national.edu We are in the Ft. Carson Education Center every Tuesday Ask about our 5 1/2 week classes! National American University is regionally accredited by The Higher LearningCommission and a member of the North Central Association|www.ncahlc.org *Must provide a valid military ID card. 6/2012 The individual pictured is not an actual service member. GREAT KOREAN FOOD HAS A NEW 719 AREA CODE! Awesome Korean Food in Town LUNCH SPECIALS STARTING AT $7.50 NEW MENU ITEMS!296 South Academy Blvd (Corner of Airport and S. Academy)See our menu and reviews at www.seoultofugrill.com
    • 12 MOUNTAINEER — Oct. 12, 2012 WA QOfficials confirm from Page 6retroactive Stop something that is a fun outdoors activity, so they aren’t just sitting in their barracks room.” The program is beneficial for SoldiersLoss Special on a personal level as well. “The whole unit gets cohesion and they learn to interact with each otherPay deadline again,” Biggers said. “It’s a good thing; a good experience.” “These guys have just gotten back from a yearlong deployment so they are here to By Amaani Lyle American Forces Press Service decompress and have some more camaraderie with each other,” said 2nd Lt. Amanda WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials have LaSarge, platoon leader, Company A. “Itconfirmed the Oct. 21 deadline to apply for Retroactive is well deserved for them; they did a greatStop Loss Special Pay has not been extended by the job downrange.”recently enacted Continuing Resolution. Soldiers said they appreciated the break Servicemembers, veterans and beneficiaries of in routine.servicemembers whose service was involuntarily “It was fun and very exciting,” said Pfc.extended under stop loss between Sept. 11, 2001, and Roger Zelada, motor transport operator,Sept. 30, 2009, are eligible for RSLSP, which was Company A. “I really appreciate this a lot; it’sestablished by the 2009 War Supplemental nice to give Soldiers a break once in a while.”Appropriations Act, officials said. “This really allows them to get away The average benefit is $3,600. from work and their usual schedule so they Applications can still be mailed, but applicants can wind down,” Sullivan said. “I mean,should, if possible, apply online to obtain an instant who wouldn’t want to come out and playclaims number and expedite communication with for a few hours?”service personnel, officials explained. The paintball game is an event sponsored Since the majority of potential applicants have by the Warrior Adventure Quest programseparated from the military, Defense Department and for redeploying Soldiers as a way to helpservice officials said they have used multiple methods with reintegration.to contact and remind those eligible to apply. Outreach efforts include multiple direct mailings 2nd Lt. Amanda LaSarge, platoon leader,to last known addresses, contact with the VA and more Company A, 204th Brigade Support Battalion,than 100 other veteran and military service organiza- 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantrytions, social networks, and local and national media. Division, takes cover behind a pallet during a The president, Congressional members and senior paintball game at Turkey Creek, Sept. 28.defense officials have also assisted to boost outreach. Photo by Staff Sgt. Ruth Pagán Spouses Eligible for TriCare Orthodontic Coverage to Age 23 No tricks, No tricks, just treats. just treats. MARK J. BENTELE, DDS, MS, PC (COL, USAF, RET) ORTHODONTICS FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN OUR SWEET OUR Saturday and after-school appointments available. DOUBLE PLAY E PLAY A 2575 Montebello Dr W, Ste 101 49 IS JUST $ 95 95 between Union & Academy UNITED CONCORDIA/payment plans available. No charge evaluations. PER MONTH Includes unlimited phone & premium Internet (8 MBPS) (8 Let Us Help Y P You Prepare For Winter Driving! Ever y Full Ser vice Is A 16-Point r Preventive Maintenance Review! TV SP LE E C B I A ADD ADD $10.00 OFF 0.00 A A A A C L L L & A FULL SERVICE OIL CHANGE! 7 00* 00 OFFER VALID AT THE BELOW VA AT ALID FOR ONLY ONLY L $ LOCAT ATIONS COLORADO SPRINGS LOCATIONS 350 South 8th St. MORE PER MONTH! Valid only at the 350 South 8th St. and Phone: 719-520-0064 3795 Airport Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO. Connect to TREAT TREATS REATS A DEALS LIFE LIFE Not valid with any other offers. 3795 Airport Blvd. Offer expires 1/31/13. MTFS10 Phone: 719-570-6112 Also offering $20 OFF a Radiator Flush Mon.-Fri. 8-6 Sat. 8-5 Sun. 9-4 and 15% OFF any Additional Servic F Services! BAJABROADBAND.COM BA JABROADBAND.COM *Offer 877.422.5282 *Offer for Showtime & The Movie Channel for $7.00/month is for the first 12 months, for qualifying customers. Offers valid for new residential customers in wired, serviceable areas. For ff onth Off No Appointment Needed! complete details on our rates and offers please contact us today. Offer terms, conditions and features are subject to change at the discretion of Baja Broadband at any time. Additional offers today. Offer charges apply for taxes and fees and lease of modem, if required. Free installation, when applicable, does not include custom wiring. Other restrictions may apply. Some services may not wiring. apply. be available in all areas. © 2012 Baja Broadband. All rights reserved. SHOWTIME, THE MOVIE CHANNEL and related marks are trademarks of Showtime Networks Inc., a CBS Company. All rights reserved. Offer expires 10.31.12 Offer ff Company. ONLY WHAT YOU NEED. GUARANTEED.
    • Oct. 12, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 13Weather procedures Editor’s note: Information for this article was taken from Fort Carson Regulation 525-2-5 dated April 15, 2011. Post officials prepare for winter Courtesy Fort Carson Support Services By Nel Lampe a.m.,” said Dee McNutt, garrison position, personally notified, and that Services, will apply de-icing product Mountaineer staff public affairs officer. documentation of personal notification at gates, curves and intersections Radio stations add the Fort is maintained using FC Form 9-E of emergency snow routes and on Although it seems only weeks Carson announcement to their list (General Counseling Form). some hills.ago that temperatures were in the 90s, of delays and closures. The TV It is the responsibility of each Roads will be plowed whenwinter is on its way. stations add it to the “crawl” along Soldier and civilian workforce snow depth reaches 3 inches. There’s a plan in place (Fort the bottom of the screen and make member to know his mission essential Snow will be removed fromCarson Regulation 525-2-5) so periodic announcements of area or mission support status and to identified snow routes, runways,Fort Carson personnel know what to delays and closures. report for duty accordingly. taxiways and aircraft ramps at Buttsdo when waking up on a duty day The terms “essential” and District 8 administrators will Army Airfield and Route 1 down toto see several inches of snow covering “nonessential” may be used in make any public announcement the Multi Purpose Range Complex.the car, driveway and streets. broadcast announcements. Managers about school delays, closures or FCSS will remove snow from First, call the post weather line, and other supervisors are responsible school bus information. pre-identified sidewalks. Snow removal526-0096 and listen to the recorded for ensuring that mission essential In the meantime, the DPW of all other sidewalks, steps andmessage or logon to http://www. civilian personnel under severe operations and maintenance See Winter on Page 18carson.army.mil and read the scroll weather conditions are identified by contractor, Fort Carson Supportacross the top. Both sources havethe latest information on post roadconditions, reporting delays orclosures, and are updated regularly. Soldiers and employees can alsotune to local radio or TV stationsfor weather delays or closures. When snow is expected in the Hospital sets severe weather policy By Stacy Neumann it’s OK,” said McGrath. “But, if you feel that it’sColorado Springs area, Fort Carson Medical Department Activity Public Affairs too dangerous out there, it would be great if youOperations Center personnel monitor give us a call and let us know you’re staying home.”Colorado State Patrol and National Each day, Evans Army Community Hospital Patients who miss their appointments should callWeather Service Reports throughout providers see more than 2,600 outpatients, 150 the Care Line at 526-CARE (2273) to cancel andthe night. emergency room cases and fill almost 3,000 reschedule their appointments for the earliest At 3 a.m., operations personnel prescriptions. Like many organizations, a little snow opportunity. Patients who book their appointmentsnotify the 4th Infantry Division chief or ice can disrupt its regulated, scheduled machinery. or their minor children’s appointments throughof Current Operations and give an “When those days come around, it’s about the safety TRICARE Online can cancel online anytime.update on the current weather and road of the Evans Family and our beneficiaries. We continue During a Fort Carson installation closure, onlyconditions. The CHOPs will contact the to take care of our emergency cases and our inpatients. the Emergency Department and inpatient servicesdivision chief of staff and the command- Safety dictates everything else,” said Col. John M. will continue to operate at Evans Army Communitying general and make a recommendation McGrath, Medical Department Activity commander. Hospital. Clinics will call patients, cancel allbased on current conditions. Fort Carson’s U.S. Army Medical Department scheduled appointments and help reschedule visits. When a command decision is Activity implements specific severe weather procedures Should the installation call for a phased-earlymade to delay reporting times or when warranted by outdoor conditions. These are release due to deteriorating road conditions, the clinicscurtail operations, the FCOC will triggered by the installation’s determination about will see patients in the facility and attempt to contacttelephonically notify brigades, reporting conditions due to severe weather. people who are booked later in the day to reschedule.separate battalion staff duty desks, If Fort Carson leadership calls for delayed reporting “We want to make sure everyone is informed,”Public Affairs Office representatives for non-essential personnel, EACH clinics will continue said Scott Tanner, MEDDAC chief of Plans, Training,and Fountain-Fort Carson School to operate on their schedules. Other than the Mobilization and Security. “As an organization, we’llDistrict 8 officials. The decision Emergency Department, walk-ins will not be accepted. implement our inclement weather plans. Communicationusually is a one- or two-hour delay Beneficiaries with scheduled appointments will be with our staff and beneficiaries is a priority.”in reporting for mission support/ seen, but will not be counted as a “no-show” if they During severe weather, MEDDAC will post thenon-mission essential personnel. decide to stay home to avoid poor road conditions. hospital’s operations status on its website at http://www. “The Public Affairs Office makes “We understand that some people will want to evans.amedd.army.mil and its Facebook page atcontact with area radio and television make their scheduled appointments; If you are late, http://www.facebook.com/EvansArmyCommunityHospital.stations with the announcement by 5
    • 14 MOUNTAINEER — Oct. 12, 2012Disability Awareness MonthResources help veterans secure jobs By Andrea Sutherland them see they can.” Mountaineer staff Anderson encourages Brad Bellas has worked since he was 11 years all Soldiers to attend a federal resume class and “You get into thisold. He’s worked for family-owned businesses,performed odd jobs to put himself through school meet with counselors from the Army Career depression, it’s tough.and enlisted as a Soldier in the U.S. Army. So whenthe former sergeant was forced to leave the military and Alumni Program, something former Staff When you’re used to beingdue to medical issues last year, he faced the dauntingtask of securing a job in the civilian workforce. Sgt. Sarah Petersen took seriously. the main provider for your “It was the first time in 31 years I’ve had tocollect unemployment,” he said. “That was the “One time is not enough,” said Petersen, family and then you’re not.”longest I’ve ever gone without work.” who now works for a U.S. — Brad Bellas For almost a year, Bellas said, he searched for Department of Veteranswork, but was turned away for being “overqualified” Affairs clinic in Denver.or was ignored completely. Frustration with his job “It took me seven monthssearch, coupled with often debilitating stomach to get (my federal resume) right. I still tweak it.” of performing the duties required of the job,” sheissues, left Bellas feeling dejected and miserable. Petersen, a former medic with 704th Brigade said. “Our role is to manage expectations and “You get into this depression,” he said. “It’s Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, encourage Soldiers to have realistic expectationstough. When you’re used to being the main provider 4th Infantry Division, said Soldiers leaving the in pursuing a job.”for your family and then you’re not.” Army should begin their job search as quickly Anderson said there are several misconceptions Persistence, however, paid off. Bellas turned to as possible and network through business social surrounding employment and mental injuries,Shelley Anderson, a Veterans Services representative media sites such as LinkedIn and career fairs. specifically post-traumatic stress disorder.working at Fort Carson, for help. In September, “You don’t know how long that process might “I’ve had students say that if you say you havehe took a government service position at Schriever take,” she said. “Soldiers looking for jobs need to PTSD this will prevent you from getting a job —Air Force Base. keep networking and be prepared to be interviewed that if you’re pursuing a career in law enforcement, “Shelley Anderson, she was fantastic,” he said. on the spot.” you won’t be able to handle a gun. This is simply“I could just call her up and she would help.” Although federal resume classes are offered not true,” she said. Bellas attended federal resume classes with to all Soldiers, Anderson dedicates a large portion Although severe cases of PTSD may precludeAnderson and met with her numerous times to of her time to helping Soldiers with disabilities. a Soldier from a position that handles firearms,apply for jobs. “The most important thing is picking jobs Anderson said this is not typically the case and Still, the process took time. you can do with disabilities,” she said. “Many Soldiers fearing this possibility should seek concrete “I must have applied for 300 jobs,” Bellas said. times I’ll introduce alternatives in the career field answers before assuming the worst.“When you’re looking for jobs, that is your job.” for a Soldier to consider.” When Donghee Kim, a former specialist with “We help those Soldiers willing to take those While Anderson would never discourage a 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd BCT, 4thsteps toward … employment,” Anderson said. “We Soldier from pursuing a dream job, she stresses Inf. Div., left the Army due to physical and mentalhelp them market themselves, help them with having realistic expectations. She also educates issues, he pursued a career in law enforcement.interview skills, the ‘elevator speech,’ career Soldiers on what employers can legally ask about “From time to time I concealed my injuries,”counseling and self-confidence. A lot believe they injuries and disabilities. he said. “It’s a problem for a lot of Soldiers.”can’t do something because of injuries and we help “You have to say whether or not you’re capable Kim said he heard rumors that if he disclosed his PTSD, employers would not hire him. “I still have a problem acknowledging PTSD,” he said. “As long as you fit into society correctly, you’ll be fine. … It’s all about your attitude.” Kim eventually achieved his goal and now works as a detention specialist for the El Paso County Sherriff’s office, but not before he spent two grueling years searching and applying for positions. “It was bad,” he said. “I didn’t believe you had to look for a job a year (before leaving the Army). … I felt stuck. A lot of people say, ‘I have all these experiences, this background. How can they say ‘no?’’ They can.” Kim said he took advantage of resources through ACAP, the Soldier Family Assistance Center and Education Services. He took his counselors’ advice and volunteered for the Sherriff’s office, making connections and networking with potential employers and co-workers. “Even if it takes a long ways, (Soldiers) Photo by Andrea Sutherland should do whatever it takes,” he said.Shelley Anderson, veterans service representative, leads a class on building a federal resume, Oct. 10. “Eventually, you will reach it and it’s worth it.” The Army Career and Alumni Program and Army Community Service to 1:45 p.m. at the Elkhorn Conference Center. A career fair with 80 host the Transitional Services Expo Wednesday-Thursday. employers and 20 colleges and universities takes place Thursday Seminars and workshops on resume writing, interview techniques, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Special Events Center. Contact ACAP at networking and social media takes place Wednesday from 8 a.m. 526-1001 or ACS at 526-0452 for more information. 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    • 16 MOUNTAINEER — Oct. 12, 2012Claims to the estate 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Overseas screenings will be conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. TheSpc. John Hargreaves — With deepest regret to EFMP office is located in the Pfc. Eric P. the Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims Woods Soldier Family Care Center, Pediatric against or indebtedness to his estate should Clinic lobby, Room 2103. Contact the EFMP contact 1st Lt. Jason Klemp at 503-2178. Department at 526-7805 for more information,Sgt. 1st Class Charles Lacy — With deepest regret Clinic name changes — Effective Oct. 12, two of to the Family of the deceased. Anyone having the MEDDAC Family Medicine Clinics will be claims against or indebtedness to his estate renamed. Evans Family Medicine clinic, located should contact Chief Warrant Officer 2 Tim within the Pfc. Eric P. Woods Soldier Family Care Savely at 524-4540 or 526-3807. Center, will become Iron Horse Family MedicinePvt. Benjamin Corson — With deepest regret to Clinic. The current Iron Horse Family Medicine the Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims Clinic, located on the second floor of Evans Army against or indebtedness to his estate should Community Hospital, will be renamed Warrior contact 1st Lt. Michael Gallow at 719-331-3337. Family Medicine Clinic. This is only a name change. Patients remain with their assigned primaryUpcoming events care managers in their current clinic locations. Breast Cancer Awareness Month — TRICARERetiree Appreciation Day — The annual Retiree beneficiaries who schedule mammograms during Appreciation Day takes place Saturday from October will receive a gift bag in Evans Army 7 a.m. to noon at McMahon Auditorium and the Community Hospital’s Radiology Department. Special Events Center. Call 526-0682, 526-2260 Call the Breast Care Clinic at 526-7886 to or 524-2342 for more information. schedule an appointment. Community membersCyber Security Seminar — All personnel are are also invited to contribute to the Breast invited to attend the Cyber Security Seminar Cancer Tree of Life outside of Healer Chapel. & Information Technology Expo set to take Write your name or the name of a loved one place at The Hub, Wednesday. Exhibits will who has fought or is fighting breast cancer on be open from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There a pink ribbon card and tie it to the tree. is no fee to attend and complimentary Car wash construction — In an effort to improve refreshments and pizza will be provided. To its services, the Mountain Post Car Wash is pre-register visit www.fedpage.com. Registration undergoing construction to upgrade an is not required, but appreciated. Contact automatic bay to an express wash. The facility davej@fbcdb.com for more information. remains open 24-hours for business and thePrivately Owned Weapon Range safety days — staff will do its best to accommodate customers the Fort Carson Privately Owned Weapon during construction. Contact Mike Jimenez at range hosts safety day Oct. 20. Contact Master 719-226-2850 for more information. Sgt. Willie R. Chatman Sr. at 526-3058 or Jose L. TRICARE online access — TRICARE patients will Colon-Rosa at 526-9717 for more information. no longer be able to access online accounts with service providers and others. Visit http://pikespeak.Wellness in Action — The Army Wellness Center MHS/iAS username and password. Users must networkofcare.org for more information. hosts “Wellness In Action” Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to either use a registered Department of Defense Share-a-Ride — is a free online car pool coordination 2 p.m. at the Exchange. Wellness center employees Common Access Card or register for a DOD to and from post, as well as van pool options, will demonstrate the new hand held body fat Self-Service Logon. Visit: www.dmdc.osd.mil/ typically for those commuting 30 or more miles to scanner and the Vo2 max fitness test machine. identitymanagement. Patients may also receive post. Riders are matched based on their origination Contact the Army Wellness Center team at personal assistance in creating an account by and destination points, as well as days and times of 526-3486 for more information. visiting the TRICARE Service Center at Evans travel. Users specify whether they are offering aHoliday Bazaar — The Mountain Post Spouses Club Army Community Hospital or Veterans Affairs ride, need a ride or if they are interested in sharing hosts a Holiday Bazaar Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to Regional Office. driving duties. When a “match” is found, users are 3 p.m. at the Special Events Center. Admission is School lunch and breakfast program — notified immediately of rider options, allowing them $3 for attendees ages 12 and older. The event School District 8 is accepting applications for the to contact and coordinate ridesharing within features vendors, children’s crafts and a visit with national School Lunch and School Breakfast minutes. Access the ride-share portal by visiting Santa. Contact Valerie at 254-258-2125 or programs. Application forms are being provided http://www.carson.army.mil/paio/sustainability.html. email mpscholidaybazaar@gmail.com. to all homes with a letter to parents. Additional Vanpools — Vanpools serve commuters whoCoat drive — The Mountain Post Spouses Club is copies are available in each school. The information travel on Interstate 25, Powers Boulevard, collecting winter coats, scarves, hats and gloves provided on the application is confidential and Security-Widefield and Fountain. Vanpool costs for Fort Carson Families through Nov. 1. Donations will be used only for the purpose of determining for Soldiers and civilians may be reduced (or free) may be made at Family Connection, the eligibility and verifying data. Applications may when using the Army Mass Transit Benefit subsidy. commissary, Evans Army Community Hospital, be submitted any time during the school year. The program provides the van, maintenance and Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center, the Exchange, Contact Dawn Muniz at 719-382-1334 or email repairs, insurance, fuel and has an Emergency Soldier Family Care Center and The Hub. DMuniz@FFC8.org for more information. Ride Home feature. Go to http://tinyurl.com/Santa’s Workshop — The Mountain Post Spouses Ambulance service — Fort Carson officials urge FtCarsonVanPool for further details, and to reserve Club hosts the annual Santa’s Workshop to community members to contact emergency a spot. Contact Anneliesa Barta, Sustainable Fort benefit Soldiers and Families struggling personnel by calling 911 instead of driving Carson at 526-6497 or email anneliesa.m.barta. financially. The club is seeking monetary and toy personal vehicles to the emergency room. ctr@mail.mil for more information. donations as well as volunteer elves to assist in In the event of a life- or limb-threatening set up, shopping and cleanup. Santa’s Workshop emergency, skilled paramedics and ambulance Ongoing events runs Dec. 3-7, but preparations are already crew will be able to administer critical care taking place. Contact mtnpostsantasworkshop@ and aid. Contact the Emergency Department Yard sales — can be held on post the first and gmail.com or mpsws.volunteercoordinator@ at 526-7111 for more information. third Saturday of the month through December. gmail.com for more information. New prescription policy — All handwritten Post residents set up their items in front of prescriptions from a TRICARE network their homes. Single Soldiers and Families whoGeneral announcements provider will be filled at the Soldier and Family reside off post can set up in the building 5510 Care Center located adjacent to and east of parking lot. Yard sales are organized andEquipment transport through Monday — The Evans Army Community Hospital. When conducted by the Installation Mayoral Program, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, calling in for refills on those prescriptions, the Directorate of Public Works Housing will conduct railhead operations through Oct. 15. beneficiaries will continue to use the SFCC. Liaison Office and the Balfour Beatty Family The route the brigade is using will be between the A dedicated refill window in this facility will Housing Office. Call the Mayoral Program Raider Brigade motor pools (corner of Titus reduce wait time. The SFCC pharmacy is open at 526-8303 or Army Community Service at Boulevard and Specker Avenue) and building 8012. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 526-4590 for more information. Fort Carson personnel and Family members are The pharmacy is located on the first floor Seeking speakers — The Fort Carson Public Affairs encouraged to use alternate roads during these near the east entrance of the facility; park in the Office is seeking Soldiers, Family members and days to minimize the chance of an accident “G” lot, east of the building. Call 719-503-7067 civilians from Fort Carson to speak about their occurring between moving equipment and or 719-503-7068 for more information. work, training and varied experiences to public personnel. The Raider Brigade will be using 2-1-1 data expands to two counties — The Pikes organizations throughout the Pikes Peak region. the tank trails to move a significant amount of the Peak Area Council of Governments has partnered Speakers must be well-qualified professionals unit’s equipment going to the National Training with Pikes Peak United Way to include 2-1-1 data who know how to capture and maintain an Center and appreciates community members’ for El Paso and Teller counties in the Network audience’s attention for 20-30 minutes. Speakers understanding and cooperation during this time. of Care for servicemembers, veterans and their should be comfortable speaking to businesses,EFMP — The Exceptional Family Member Families. The service directory component of the professional organizations, community leaders, Program at Evans Army Community Hospital has Network of Care now includes more than 1,500 civic groups and schools. Contact Community new hours of operation Monday-Thursday from local resources to assist the military community, Relations at 526-1246 or 526-1256.
    • Oct. 12, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 17Volunteers needed to make a difference By Joey Bautista Fort Carson Army Volunteer Corps manager beautification of the park to include general cleaning, raking and accessories; camcorders, cell phones, copiers, digital cameras, and maintenance of the grounds of fax machines, pagers, personal Volunteers are needed Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to the Iron Horse Park and Dog Park. digital assistants, printers, scanners,2 p.m. to give Iron Horse Park and its surrounding Fort Carson military housing stereos, VCR and DVD playersareas a facelift. — General cleaning and maintenance and telephones. No microwave Make A Difference Day is a national volunteer of the military housing community, ovens or televisions will be accepted.day event dedicated to helping others — a celebration including beautification of the parks, Make A Difference Day is aof neighbors helping neighbors. The annual event playgrounds and common areas as national day set aside for “doingtakes place the fourth Saturday of October. well as painting and repairing fences good works.” It is the largest In 2011, 3 million people cared enough about their and landscape maintenance. community service volunteercommunities to volunteer, accomplishing thousands Gate 1 to Gate 4 fence line — General effort conducted on a national level. Individuals andof projects in hundreds of towns and communities. policing, cleaning and maintenance of Fort Carson Families, school and church groups, businesses Everyone is welcome to participate in the Fort fence line from the main gate to B Street gate. and other organizations draw upon their skills andCarson Make A Difference Day. Volunteers will Storm water drains — General cleaning and resources to contribute where needs exist.meet at Iron Horse Park main pavilion at 8 a.m. for maintenance of stormwater ditches to include erosion Work boots or sturdy shoes and work gloveson-site registration and a free continental breakfast. control, repairs and clearing of debris. Concentration of are required. Volunteers are encouraged to A limited number of T-shirts will be distributed the storm drainage cleanup will be conducted around bring rakes. Participants must be 14 or older,to participants on a first-come, first-served basis and schools and Iron Horse Park storm drainage areas. however, younger children are welcome ifeach volunteer will receive a project assignment. Electronics recycling drop-off — There will accompanied by parents.Participants will return to the pavilion at 1 p.m. for a be collection containers for unwanted personal To register, visit the Fort Carson Armyfree lunch, entertainment, a prize raffle and comments electronics (no government property accepted). Volunteer Corps Office at Army Communityby the garrison commander and senior enlisted leader. The following personal items will be collected Service, building 1526, or contact Joey Bautista, There are five main projects scheduled this year: and then recycled by the El Paso County Solid Fort Carson Army Volunteer manager, at Iron Horse Park and dog park — An overall Waste Management facility: computers, laptops 526-4590/1082 or josesimo.r.bautista.civ@mail.mil. Deondriea Harris Bachelor of Arts in Communication I saw the Learn more at: CPS.Regis.edu/beinfluential POWER of what getting a DEGREE BE INFLUENTIAL. could do... As a young mother, Deondriea appreciated the adult learning options at CHANGE YOUR Regis. She now juggles multiple careers as a speaker, author, parent and WORLD community activist. How will you be influential? The School of Humanities & Social Sciences in Regis University’s College for Professional Studies provides critical- A SCHOOL OF thinking, leadership, ethical decision-making and problem-solving skills INFLUENCE through a rigorous liberal arts core curriculum and individually designed programs customized to advance your career. Busy adults choose Regis University for the academic rigor and our College for Professional Studies for the flexibility. ON YOUR SCHEDULE > Regionally accredited and nationally ranked > Accelerated 5- and 8-week classes > Online and campus-based learning > Multiple start dates throughout the year EXPLORE IN-DEMAND DEGREES | REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION | APPLY NOW CPS.Regis.edu/beinfluential | 800.392.7984 | > JOIN US FOR OUR NOVEMBER 3 OPEN HOUSE
    • 18 MOUNTAINEER — Oct. 12, 2012Wi n t e r snow route roads as safe as possible. In extreme weather Road conditions on Fort Carson arefrom Page 13 Normal installation duty hours are conditions, the decision 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. may be made to close designated as green, amber or red.handicap ramps will be the responsibility The one- or two-hour reporting the post. In that case, theof facility occupants as identified in delay isn’t meant for people to announcement will state • Green road conditions mean thatFort Carson Regulation 525-2-5. get extra sleep; the time should be that non-mission essential roads are safe to travel using normal If snowfall starts overnight, used to dig out cars or driveways Soldiers and civilian safety precautions.FCSS will respond early in the and safely make it to work by employees will notmorning so the emergency snow 9:30 a.m. — the end of the delay. report for duty.routes are safe. Contractor employees should check Post closure may • Amber road conditions may mean If snowfall starts during the normal with their company for policy guidance last an entire day unless that roads are snow-packedworkday, FCSS will keep emergency related to a delay or closure. notified otherwise by and/or icy in spots, may cause the supervisory chain. It is the Soldiers’ and moderate delays and are becoming employees’ responsibility increasingly hazardous. Be prepared for winter weather to keep updated by contacting their chain of command or listening • Red road conditions mean roads Vehicles Have in car or watching for updates are icy or deeply snow-covered, or on local stations. near zero visibility conditions exist. ✓Mechanically sound ✓Sand or cat litter If a storm develops ✓Adequate antifreeze ✓Spare tire, jack during the work day, ✓Tires properly inflated ✓Jumper cables phased release may be authorized and announced through those who reside 15 miles or more ✓Snow tires if needed ✓Shovel the mass notification system, from Fort Carson. ✓Wiper blades in good condition ✓Flashlight, batteries although such notification does • The second wave will be released ✓Windshield wiper reservoir filled ✓Gloves, cap, jacket not automatically excuse Soldiers half an hour after the first wave, and ✓Battery in good condition ✓Blanket or sleeping bag and employees. Commanders and will include those who reside five-15 directors may excuse personnel miles off post. ✓Gas tank is full ✓Water whose presence is not necessary to • The third wave release will be ✓High energy snacks, nuts, dried fruit perform essential functions, using an hour after the first release, and ✓Car charger for cell phone phased release in three waves: includes people who reside up to • Personnel released first will be five miles from post. ALWAYS THERE It affects everything BOOK NOW FOR THE HOLIDAYS in your life. About a year and a half ago, my back PROVIDING BEAUTIFUL SMILES AND started hurting. I couldn’t get out of a chair, I couldn’t walk up steps... IDEAL BITE CORRECTION FOR ALL AGES Experienced Team so I went to Parkview for my surgery. State of the Art Technology Better Oral Health for your Individual Needs The minute I got up, I knew it was gone. Parkview did an excellent job Non-extraction treatment, less time, fewer appointments and they’re still doing an excellent Clear and “Hidden” lingual braces job. The nurses still call me and ask 100% Financing how I’m doing. 0% Interest Options Most Insurance Accepted Bethany Hamilton, Professional Surfer 2nd Opinions Welcome William Rasmussen, former patient Present this ad and receive $500 OFF BEFORE AFTER comprehensive treatment* *New orthodontic patients only, some restrictions apply. Offer expires 12/31/12 If you need great care, it’s right here. Call Today For A Consultation! And it’s only going to get better. 596-3113 Schedule an appointment today! The first 10 new www.parkviewmc.org | 719.584.4000 starts will New Downtown Location! receive a North Sonicare www.rangewoodorthodontics.com Toothbrush
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    • 20 MOUNTAINEER — Oct. 12, 2012 Oct. 12, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 21 Story and photos by Spc. Nathan Thome Soldiers also gained college credits toward an 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office associate degree in Applied Science-Culinary Arts. “The main reason I took this course is Soldiers grabbed fresh ingredients and because I wanted to lead by example,” said prepared their cooking areas, to put their skills Sgt. 1st Class John Carpenter, senior food to the test and create an edible delight, during operations sergeant, Headquarters and a culinary accreditation class at the Fort Headquarters Company, 2nd Special Troops Carson Culinary Academy, Oct. 6. Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Eighteen Soldiers from dining facilities Inf. Div. “I wanted to encourage my Soldiers to across Fort Carson enrolled in the 45-day go ahead and further their career.” cooking course to enhance their culinary skills. Soldiers found recipes from their study book, Soldiers were assigned to “Garde Manger: The Art and groups of three, where they Craft of the Cold Kitchen,” studied and cooked together throughout the course. “The main and chose a dish to cook and present during their lab. “Fort Carson developed a partnership with Pikes reason I took “I’ve never done anything like this before, which is Peak Community College, which helped the culinary this course is why I’ve learned so much,” said Chief Warrant Officer 2 accreditation program get David Geier, food service approved,” said Thomas because I adviser, 4th Combat Aviation Schaefer, chef, American Brigade, 4th Inf. Div. Culinary Federation, Pikes Peak Chapter, and an instructor wanted to lead Most of the food Soldiers cook in the dining facility are in the course. “I had a proposal that I guess meshed with the by example.” Army recipes, said Geier. With this training, Soldiers commanding general’s plan, — Sgt. 1st Class can learn how to make their because he was eager to make John Carpenter own recipes and healthier this program happen.” food from scratch. Soldiers attended three When they complete classes a week; Garde Manger, the preparation of their course in January, Soldiers will receive foods such as salads, hors d’oeuvres, pates and certificates of completion, as well as the terrines; wine and spirits; and hands-on training. opportunity to intern at the Cheyenne “By taking this course, the Soldiers will Mountain Resort. gain the experience to create their own products, The 18 Soldiers have already started to make dishes from scratch, and mentor the teach their Soldiers in the dining facilities Soldiers they work with so they, too, can learn when they aren’t in class, and will continue different ways to cook,” said Schaefer. to take in what the culinary accreditation In addition to improving their cooking skills, course has to offer.Chief Warrant Officer 2 Elliott Johnson, food service adviser, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Student prepared dishes are displayed at the Fort Carson Culinary Academy.roasts yellow peppers for his group’s main dish. Chief Warrant Officer 2 David Geier, food service adviser, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, prepares meat for his group’sLayout by Jeanne Mazerall dish, during the culinary accreditation course at the Fort Carson Culinary Academy, Oct. 6.
    • 22 MOUNTAINEER — Oct. 12, 2012
    • Oct. 12, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 23Post office implements changes By Andrea Sutherland said. “We’re trying to Mountaineer staff ease the line as much as possible.” On-post housing residents may see changes to Officials for both thetheir mailboxes as post office officials implement USPS and Fort Carson hadcluster box units in various neighborhoods. previously discussed the “It’s not about an inconvenience,” said concept of consolidatedRon Perry, customer relations coordinator for mailboxes two years ago.the U.S. Postal Service. The first CBUs were As the USPS continues to face budget installed in November onrestraints and downsizing, Perry said his office Manila Drive, with moreis working to meet the demands of the growing installations in 2012 on Fort Carson Harr Avenue; Ware Street; community. Ray Circle; Huertgen “By realigning “We’re working to find a balance,” Forest, Falaise Gap and Stumpf roads; and the post office he said. One way the McNerney, Garcia and Smith streets. centralized USPS can cut costs is by condensing In September, CBUs were installed at St. Lo units, we can mailboxes in and Iwo Jima drives; housing areas, Guadalcanal, Karopczyc deliver more allowing for and Willett circles; mail and mail, including larger parcels, to Remagen Road; and Shemin and Helwig courts. Photo by Devin Fisher packages in reach intended recipients. CBUs will be installed in Cheyenne, Shoshoni, Sioux, Apache, Cherokee and Arapahoe Cluster box units help the U.S. Postal Service reduce operating costs and allow mail carriers to deliver larger parcel lockers “By realigning neighborhoods as weather permits. parcels, reducing wait lines at post offices. the post office Perry said his office is committed to and reduce the centralized units, accommodating the Fort Carson community. Perry said he also works with Family wait time in we can deliver more mail and To help cut wait times in line at the post office, stamps are now sold at Army and Air readiness groups to educate spouses on customs forms for shipping packages to line issue.” packages in parcel lockers and reduce Force Exchange Service stores. The post office on Fort Carson, located at 1611 McDonald Soldiers serving overseas. “We’re trying to ease the line as much as — Ron Perry the wait time in Street is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. possible,” he said. “We’re trying to make line issue,” Perry to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to noon. things more convenient.” Debbie Roubal DDS, P.C. “A very welcoming office. I would loan an recommend Dr. Roubal to anyone looking for a great caring, gentle dentist!” CB Expects Expects pec pe UnExpected UnExpe ted pec d (719) 636-1933 830 Tenderfoot Hill Road, Suite #250 E n t A u t o L o a n s o f f e r g r ea t r a t e s a n d t h e option to skip a payment once a year. www.springsteeth.com Payment Flexibilit y, which includes Skip -A- Pay* a 10 - day “no late fee” , 500 OFF p er i o d o n l o an p a y m en t s , an d n o l o an $ pre-payment penalties, comes s tandard o n a ll E n t A u t o L o a n s – h e l p i n g y o u your next car purchase from prepare for the unexpec ted. Roger Phillips Apply online, in person, PLUS I Pay a $200 Referral Fee! by phone or ask for Ent at the dealer! Roger Phillips 243-5941 cell 260-6600 store Roger@coloradospringsusedcarsandtrucks.com COLORADO SPRINGS * Sk i p - A - P a y i s a n o p t i o na l p r o g r a m t ha t a l l o w s y o u t o d e f e r a q u a l i f y i n g co n s u m e r l o a n p a y m e n t f o r a USED CARS AND TRUCKS $10 fee per skipped loan payment. Skip - A - Pay is available on all consumer loan t ypes except Home Equit y 195 N. Academy Blvd. Loans and Lines of Credit, Per sonal Lines of Credit and Single Pay Loans. Your loan mus t be open for a year to be potentially eligible for this benef it. O ther qualif ications apply. F inance charges will continue Colorado Springs, CO 80909 t o a ccr u e a t t h e r a t e p r o v i d e d i n y o u r o r i g i na l l o a n a g r e e m e n t d u r i n g a n d a f t e r t h e p a y m e n t d e f e r r a l . Deferring your payment(s) will result in higher f inance charges and will ex tend the term of your loan(s). You will be required to resume your regular monthly payment(s) the following month. O f fer subjec t to change at Ent ’s sole discretion. | |
    • 24 MOUNTAINEER — Oct. 12, 2012 Health wisePack nutrition in lunch sack Commentary by for pretzels, celery sticks, carrots, peppers 1st Lt. Ashley Carlson and other snacks. If you’re not into hummus, Nutrition Care Division, Evans Army try other healthy options, including Community Hospital avocado, salsa or balsamic vinegar. Low-fat dairy items contain calcium Is packing a lunch day in and day out and vitamin D which help keep bonesexhausting and boring? Well, it doesn’t have strong. Spice up a sandwich with a piece ofto be. Planning ahead and packing a lunch pepper jack, mozzarella, brie or feta cheese.is a great way to add nutrient dense foods Pack low-fat cheese sticks, milk or Greekto a diet and gives the freedom to choose yogurt as midday snacks to keep fromhealthy foods in preparation for the snacking on candy bars and potato chips.upcoming week. Here are some easy and In particular, Greek yogurt has become acreative ways to build healthy meals that popular snack due to its low sugar and highwon’t bog you down. protein content. It also contains calcium Make a healthy sandwich, wrap or and is a trendy choice for a midday snack.burrito by choosing a variety of whole Fruits and vegetables make a tastygrain breads, including tortilla wraps, pita snack and are simple, low calorie additionspockets, raisin bread or English muffins. to the lunch meal. Fruits and vegetablesWhole grain breads contain more fiber and come in a variety of colors. Each colorB vitamins than their white counterparts contains a different nutrient which isand add a boost of flavor to a sandwich. why it is important to vary fruits and Be creative with the kinds of spreads veggies. Be adventurous; go tropical withon a sandwich. There are many options vitamin C packed mango, pineapple,available that provide just as much flavor star fruit and papaya. Or pack in theas mayonnaise and mustard, not to mention antioxidants with blueberries, blackberries,give more bang for the buck when it raspberries and strawberries.comes to nutrition. One option is the protein What better time than now to modifypacked hummus, which comes in a variety the foods you eat and create a healthierof flavors including roasted red pepper, lifestyle? These tips are just a few tools togarlic and olive oil. Hummus is a low-fat add to your nutrition toolbox, but only youoption and a great substitute for high-fat can put them into practice. Take advantagedressings and spreads. It can be used to add of this opportunity and be creative. Thisflavor to sandwiches or as a dipping sauce is just the start to a healthier you. It’s more than a car. It’s your future. The MILES® (Military Installment Loan & Educational Services) Program was created to help educate Active Duty Service Members. We help you get a great deal on a vehicle, and help you build positive credit for the future. 3 ways the MILES Program protects you. 1 Purchase protection. Our buying protections help ensure that you get a fair deal on a quality vehicle. 2 Buyer education. We provide one-on-one Vehicle Purchase Training to educate you about purchasing, financing and ownership. 3 Building credit. Responsible financing from a reputable lender can help you establish positive credit for the future. We’ve protected over 100,000 Service Members and counting. Buy quality, buy smart. 715 South Academy Blvd. 1850 East Woodmen Rd. 412 Eagleridge Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80910 Colorado Springs, CO 80920 Pueblo, CO 81008 Learn more at usmiles.com ® 719-597-2311 719-277-0407 719-584-3028 No Army, Department of Defense, or Federal Government Endorsement Implied. No Army, Department of Defense, or Federal Government Endorsement Implied. The person pictured is not an actual service member.
    • Oct. 12, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 25Police blotter The following crimes were committed on the Fort Carson installation Sept. 1-30.AWOL or desertion crimes to government or private violations, Miscellaneous crimes 4 – servicemembers were cited property. marijuana or 12 – servicemembers were cited for desertion. 1 – civilian was cited for paraphernalia. for assault or menacing.18 – servicemembers were traffic accident, damage 12 – civilians were cited for 7 – civilians were cited for assault cited for AWOL. to government or controlled substance or menacing. private property. violations, marijuana or 2 – civilians were cited forMotor vehicle crimes 3 – servicemembers were cited paraphernalia. harassment. 2 – servicemembers were for traffic accident, 3 – servicemembers were 7 – servicemembers were cited for careless or injury/destruction of property. cited for controlled substance cited for spouse abuse or reckless driving. 14 – servicemembers were cited violations, synthetic domestic violence.16 – servicemembers were cited for traffic violations. cannibanoids/spice. 4 – civilians were cited for for DUI, DWAI, DUID or 5 – civilians were cited for traffic 3 – servicemembers were domestic violence. excessive alcohol content. violations. cited for drunk and 6 – servicemembers were 8 – civilians were cited for DUI, disorderly. cited for communicating DWAI, DUID or excessive Drug and alcohol crimes (not 1 – servicemember was cited a threat. alcohol content. including motor vehicles) for underage drinking. 2 – servicemembers were cited 7 – servicemembers were cited 8 – servicemembers were 2 – servicemembers were cited for failure to obey general for traffic accident, damage cited for controlled substance for use of other drugs. order, weapons. 6 – servicemembers were cited for larceny, burglary or shoplifting. 10 – servicemembers were cited for wrongful destruction or criminal mischief. 5 – civilians were cited for burglary, criminal trespass or unlawful entry. 11 – civilians were cited for larceny, theft or shoplifting. 13 – civilians were cited for wrongful damaging or criminal mischief. 2 – civilians were cited for other crimes. 8 – servicemembers were cited for other crimes. The Colorado Ordinances Springs Business Water Rights Journal can Public Trustee Sales publish your Notices to Creditors legal City Planning Agenda Name Changes notices. Summonses Adoption Notices Guardianships Easy and Sheriff’s Sales affordable. and more Call Kathy Bernheim at 719-329-5204 for more information
    • 26 MOUNTAINEER — Oct. 12, 2012Choose words wisely Commentary by Chap. (Capt.) Bill E. Kim While some of the negative 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade experiences may be the fault of Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division another, how often is it that we take the time to look inward at It’s going to be one of “those” days? The story ourselves? We often play thebelow, from Steve Farrar’s book “Point Man,” “blame game” rather thanillustrates a making of “that” kind of day. take the time to recognize A photographer for a national magazine was our own faults, many ofassigned to get photos of a great forest fire. Smoke which may actually haveat the scene hampered him and he asked his home resulted in theoffice to hire a plane. Arrangements were made and day’s negativity.he was told to go at once to a nearby airport, wherethe plane would be waiting. When he arrived at the The December 1990 issue of “A soft answerairport, a plane was warming up near the runway.He jumped in with his equipment and yelled, “Bits and Pieces” states, turns away“Let’s go! Let’s go!” The pilot swung the planeinto the wind and they soon were in the air. “If you could kick the person wrath, but a “Fly over the north side of the fire,” yelledthe photographer, “and make three or four low responsible for most of your harsh wordlevel passes.” “Why?” asked the pilot. troubles in the backside, you stirs up anger.” “Because I’m going to take pictures,” cried wouldn’t be able — Proverbs 15:1the photographer. “I’m a photographer and to sit down forphotographers take pictures!” two weeks.” After a pause the pilot said, “You mean you’re One such example is the use of our words. Allnot the instructor?” of us are able to remember times when the day prove and point out the other party’s wrongdoings, A little issue can lead to a lot of trouble. I would have passed by more peacefully if we had it’s best to speak without contempt or anger.suppose it’s quite safe to assume that everyone has only kept quiet instead of verbally retaliating. Proverbs 15:1 reminds us that “A soft answer turnshad one of those days. Of course, what I speak of One of the fruits of the Spirit, mentioned away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”is a day where one bad issue leads to another and in Galatians 5:23, is self-control. If one finds So what we must remember is that we needeventually forms the ultimate chain of negative events himself to be emotionally charged during a heated to choose our words wisely, or speak nothingthat causes us to lose complete control. It’s as if argument, it’s best to exhibit self-control; that at all. God bestowed the gift of wisdom uponone was suddenly selected to be a contestant on “One is, to keep silent in order to prevent the situation each of us, and if we fail to use it, we will onlyVersus 6.8 Billion.” Nothing seems to go correctly or from becoming worse. prove the old adage that it is “Better to remainas planned; and if that wasn’t bad enough, Murphy’s But sometimes, words are necessary to correct silent and be thought a fool than to speak outLaw finds a way to completely destroy the day. a situation. So instead of hurling insults or trying to and remove all doubt” — Abraham Lincoln.Chapel briefsFacebook: Search “Fort Carson Chaplains Chapel Schedule (Religious Support Office)” for the latest events and schedules. ROMAN CATHOLICTrunk-or-Treat provides Families with young Day Time Service Chapel Location Contact Person Saturday 4-45 p.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 children an opportunity to go “trunk-or-treating” Saturday 5 p.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 in one area from 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Soldiers’ 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 Memorial Chapel north parking lot. Groups Sunday 10:30 a.m. Religious education Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 or Families are needed to host a car trunk; Sunday 10:30 a.m. RCIA Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 participants are asked to arrive at 1:15 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 Mon-Fri 11:45 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 dress in costume, decorate their trunk and Mon-Thurs noon Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 provide candy. Call Pat Treacy at 524-2458 to PROTESTANT volunteer or donate candy for the event. Friday 4:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer, Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316Bethlehem Bash items needed: Unbroken turkey Bible Study breast bones; pinecones; plastic, six-pack can Sunday 9 a.m. Protestant Healer Evans Army Hospital Chap. Gee/526-7386 Sunday 9 a.m. Communion Service Provider Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Landon/526-2803 holders; and paper grocery bags are needed for Sunday 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 this year’s Bethlehem Bash. Items can be dropped 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 off in room 133 at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Ursula Pittman/503-1104 Contact Heidi McAllister at heidi.a.mcallister. Sunday 10 a.m. Chapel NeXt Veterans Magrath & Titus Chap. Palmer/526-3888 civ@mail.mil for more information. Sunday 2:30-4:30p.m. Youth ministry Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Tuesday 9:30 a.m. PWOC Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316Military Council of Catholic Women meets Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Soldiers’ JEWISH Memorial Chapel. For information call Fort Carson does not offer Jewish services on post. Contact Chap. (Lt. Col.) Fields at 503-4090/4099 for Jewish service and study information 526-5769 or visit “Fort Carson Military Council of Catholic Women” on Facebook. ISLAMIC SERVICESKnights of Columbus, a Catholic group for Fort Carson does not offer Islamic services on post. Contact the Islamic Society at 2125 N. Chestnut, 632-3364 for information. men 18 and older, meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Soldiers’ Memorial (FORT CARSON OPEN CIRCLE) WICCA Sunday 1 p.m. Provider Chapel, Building 1350, Barkeley and Ellis ftcarsonopencircle@gmail.com Chapel. Call 526-5769 for more information.Protestant Women of COLORADO WARRIORS SWEAT LODGE the Chapel meets Meets once or twice monthly and upon special request. Contact Michael Hackwith or Wendy Chunn-Hackwith at 285-5240 for information. Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Free child care is available. Email carson@pwoc.org or visit PWOC Fort Carson on Facebook Latter Day Saints Soldiers: Weekly Institute of service. Contact Richard Stites at for details. Class (Bible study) is Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 719-598-6576 or Cheryl Sims at 719-304-9815Deployed Spouses Group Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Call 719-266-0283 for more information. meets for fellowship, or 719-649-1671 for more information. Spanish Bible Study meets at Soldiers’ Memorial food and spiritual Heartbeat, a support group for battle buddies, Chapel Tuesday at 6 p.m. Contact Staff Sgt. guidance Wednesday Family members and friends who are suicide Jose Varga at 719-287-2016 for details. at 5 p.m. at Soldiers’ survivors, meets the second Tuesday of each Jewish Lunch and Learn with Chap. (Lt. Col.) Memorial Chapel month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Fallen Heroes Howard Fields takes place Wednesday Fellowship Hall. Call Cecilia Croft at Family Center, building 6215, 6990 Mekong from noon to 1 p.m. at Provider Chapel. For 526-5769 for information. St. The group is open to members of all branches more information, call 526-8263.
    • Oct. 12, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 27Interns support DFMWR programs Story and photos by Walt Johnson further, saying she enjoyed supporting military multitude of programs offered at the various Mountaineer staff members and their Families. post fitness centers will provide invaluable “Since I left the Army in 2010 I have missed it training for the interns while the help they The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare terribly. I thought this was a good opportunity to get provide will benefit the patrons.and Recreation Sports Office has turned to personal back into this environment. When this opportunity The interns are learning everything fromfitness trainer interns to provide a valuable service came up, I thought it would be great to be able to working the front desk to teaching group classesto members of the post community. help the military people because the military has to specialized workout programs such as TRX. DFMWR is currently hosting three interns from helped me so much in my life,” Hofmer said. Hofmer said a highlight for her was workingIntellitec Medical Institute to support the fitness The interns will be rotating through all the fitness with a group exercise class and helping peoplecenter programs as they learn as much as they can centers on post so they can get a thorough idea of refine their workout regimens.about the profession while preparing to enter the how each of the facilities work and how the ideas “I enjoyed it because I got a chance to workcivilian sector after graduating, said Rick Garcia, they have fit into a real environment. The interns with people who needed some pointers on how toDFMWR sports and fitness director. will also get hands-on exposure to all the programs make the exercise more effective for what they “We partnered with Intellitec to give their offered and how the Soldiers benefit from these were doing. Everyone has their own specific needsstudents a sense of the Army way of training programs during their six-week internship. when it comes to fitness and I was happy thatand what it’s like to work with the type of fitness Garcia said it’s a win-win situation, as the I was able to help those people exercise correctly.”programs the Army offers. Wealso want to give the studentsa chance to have a hands-onexperience working in fitnessfacilities like we have thataren’t available to them inthe civilian sector at thistime,” Garcia said. Each of the interns has atie to the military community.Shannon Hofmer served in theArmy prior to leaving in2010. Ariel Brown is marriedto a Fort Carson Soldierand Brianna Beauchamp isa Navy veteran. Each of the interns saidthey feel a sense of communityinterning on post. Beauchamp,who is recovering from aninjury sustained while on activeduty, said she wanted to cometo Fort Carson to give back tothe military that has donemuch for her. Ariel Brown, center, assists two patrons during a workout at Hofmer went a step the Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center. Brianna Beauchamp assists a Soldier at Waller Physical Fitness Center. Shannon Hofmer, left, looks on as a Fort Carson Family member goes through a TRX workout at McKibben Physical Fitness Center.
    • 28 MOUNTAINEER — Oct. 12, 2012On the BenchGolf coursehosts tourney By Walt Johnson must have a recognized handicap. Mountaineer staff Awards will be presented to the low gross and low net — a player can Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club only win one — and the highest finish.hosts the annual Military Cup The entry fee is $30. Contact theChallenge tournament Saturday. pro shop at 526-4102 to register or The tournament features teams for more information.from Fort Carson, Peterson and The Fountain-Fort CarsonSchriever Air Force Bases and the U.S. High School Trojans footballAir Force Academy. The 28-person team improved to 5-1 with a 41-7tournament tees off at 11 a.m. and victory over Legend High Schoolwill decide which installation will be Oct. 8 in Parker.recognized as having the best military The Trojans host the Castlegolfing team in this area. View Sabercats Friday at 7 p.m. The Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Sabercats come into the contestCenter hosts a Halloween Baby with a 3-3 record. The Trojans playand Boo five-kilometer fun their last road game of the season Oct.run/walk Oct. 27. 18 at Garry Berry Stadium in Colorado The event begins at 8 a.m. at Springs as they meet the Dohertythe fitness center. The cost is $5 for Spartans at 7 p.m. The Trojans closeages 6 and older; free for 5 and out the season at home againstunder. Registration forms, available the Heritage Eagles Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.at the Iron Horse Sports and Fitness and then the team will wait to see whereCenter, are due by Oct. 26. For more it will compete in the 2012 Coloradoinformation call 526-2706. High School football playoffs. Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club Iron Horse Sports and Fitnesshosts the second annual Cheyenne Center hosts a singles and doubles Photo by Walt JohnsonShadows Handicap Stroke PlayTournament Sunday. racquetball tournament Oct. 24-25. The single-elimination tournament Heading upfield Tee times begin at 7 a.m. Anyone will be played in a best-of-three format. Carson Middle School’s Damon Cruz, 23, returns a kickoff against Falcon Middleinterested in playing in the tournament School Oct. 3. The Eagles lost to Falcon in their last regular season game. See Bench on Page 29can sign up at the golf course. Players Samsung 51" Plasma HDTV PAQUETE RAC SIN PREOCUPACIONES ¡OBTÉN 2 ARTÍCULOS O MÁS POR 1 SOLA TARIFA BAJA! Samsung 40" Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer Come Visit One of Our 10 Locations in the Colorado Springs and Pueblo Area The advertised transaction is a rental-purchase agreement. *Offer good while supplies last and cannot be combined with any other promotion. The “Total of All Payments” does not include applicable sales taxes or optional fees and other charges (such as late charges) that you may incur. Advertised rental rates and terms are for new merchandise. Advertised rate begins 9/24/12 and ends 10/20/12. Product availability may vary by store. Free-rent offers will not reduce total rent or purchase-option amounts. You will not own the merchandise until the total amount necessary to acquire ownership is paid in full ren 58 ce or you exercise your early purchase option. Ownership is optional. See Store Manager for complete details. Consulta con el Gerente de la Tienda para los detalles completos.**To restart an agreement on a returned product, Rent-A-Center will retain your payment records for two years. Thereafter, simply 77 ta nte 7. bring in your last payment receipt for reinstatement. Delivery and set-up are included and RAC services and maintains the merchandise while on rent; set-up does not include connection of gas appliances. Acer, the Acer logo and Aspire are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. Other trademarks, registered r. c o 87 m 800. trademarks and/or service marks, indicated or otherwise, are the properties of their respective owners. ROP1210_MIL_COL TriCare Prime offers off-base routine eye examination benefit! China Doll No out-of-pocket cost for Restaurant an eye exam for glasses! All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet Mon-Fri (11am-2pm) 10% Discount with coupon referral is No Primary Care (Delivery, Carryout and Dine-In) call for necessary. Simply . an appointment We Deliver To Ft. Carson and we are just minutes away from the Post! The doctors next to LensCrafters are contracted *FREE Delivery - 4 Mile Radius Tricare Prime Providers. They offer three convenient (Minimum $15 Order) Colorado Springs Locations for eye examinations. Exam Open 7 Days a Week includes digital retinal imaging at no additional cost. 579-8822 or 579-8833 HWY 115 Southside Between Northside 3629 Star Ranch Rd. Ft. Carson Main Gate Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-9:30pm Friday 11am-10pm 598-1392 548-8717 598-5068 Saturday 12 noon -10pm TriCare Standard, TriCare Reserve and TriCare for Life also accepted. Prescriptions may be filled Sunday 4pm -9pm anywhere. Contact lens evaluation available for additional cost. Call for program details.
    • Oct. 12, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 29 Bench who have played golf for a while from page 28 and are looking for a refresher. The class includes seven lessons Officials said the tournament will — six group lessons and one private be limited to 20 singles players and video lesson. The objectives of 10 doubles teams. All participants the class is to allow students to must be Department of Defense concentrate on playing the game identification cardholders. Prizes and two of the lessons will be on will be awarded for first and the golf course, working on the second place. Entry deadline is finer points of the game. The class Oct. 22. For more information dates are: Friday, Wednesday and contact Joe Braxton at 526-3972. Oct. 19, 24 and 26. Each class The 2012 National Physique begins at 5:30 p.m. Committee GNC Natural The Women’s advanced series Colorado Open Bodybuilding, costs $125 and the class is limited Fitness, Figure, Bikini and to five students. This is also a Physique Championships will seven-lesson program. According be held Saturday at Colorado to golf course officials, three Heights University Theater, of the seven lessons are on the (formerly Teikyo Loretto Heights), course and one lesson is a private 3001 S. Federal Blvd., in Denver. video lesson to work on individual Prejudging begins at 8:30 a.m. in needs. The class dates are: the men’s and women’s bodybuilding Saturday, Oct. 23 and 25. Each and physique categories. Judging class begins at 5:30 p.m. will then take place in women’s The Directorate of Family bodybuilding and physique; fitness and Morale, Welfare and routines, bikini, fitness physique and Recreation offers a class for figure competitions, respectively, pregnant and post-partum at 10:30 a.m. Finals begin at 5 p.m. mothers called ‘Fit Mommas.’ Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club The Tuesday and Thursday hosts new golf lesson programs classes, held from 9-10 a.m., are for women in October. taught by Deena Gerber. There is The Women’s intermediate a charge for these classes. The series class cost $99 and is limited Monday and Wednesday classes Photo by Walt Johnson to six students. The class is designed are also held from 9-10 a.m. and are Running away to give students one-on-one attention. According to golf course taught by Sarah Dingeman. These classes are free. Military spousesDining Facilities’ David Joseph, left, eludes an opposing player during intramural officials, it is perfect for people or anyone with DFMWR privilegesfootball action Tuesday at the Mountain Post football field. who have already gone through are able to attend. For more the golf course’s beginner class or information call 526-2706. Join the Fun as BOBBY BROWN BAIL BONDS INC.Oktoberfest Returns! AS SEEN ON DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER OT PICK THE BOND WHY NTHE PROOF YOU NEED YOUSMAN KNOW N BY MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD PICKED THE BEST NO FASTER WAY OUT OF JAIL! AGENTS AVAILBLE 24/7 21 YEARS OF SERVICE CREDIT NO PROBLEM ASK ABOUT NO COLLATERAL, NO CO-SIGNER BONDS MILITARY DISCOUNTS BOBBY BROWN BAIL RECOVERY SCHOOL $30 App Fee Waiv cation li e The Milit d For ary INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE BOBBY BROWN BAIL BONDS INC. 506 S. Nevada Ave. Visit Us @ BobbyBrown.com Find The Little YELLOW HOUSE, Find Your FREEDOM!
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    • Oct. 12, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 31 GET Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center announces Thursday and Sunday is $17, Friday-Saturday Out its 2012-2013 theater season: “Gypsy: A Musical Fable” is on stage through Oct. 21, $20. Tickets are discounted $2 for military every night. For information go online to “A Christmas Story” is Nov. 29-Dec. 12, “Prelude http://www.fanfueled.com/Venues/hellscream. to a Kiss,” Jan. 31-Feb. 17; “Other Desert Cities” March 14-31; “The Drowsy Chaperone” May Delirium Haunted House, at 3910 Palmer Park 9-June 2; and “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well Blvd., is $15 for one haunted house and $25 and Living in Paris;” is June 20-30. Season for two haunted houses. Open Thursday andSanta’s Workshop at the North Pole celebrates tickets are available at the box office, 634-5583. Sunday 7-10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 7-11 p.m. Military Appreciation through Oct. 30, by The Fine Arts Center theater is at 30 W. Dale St. Open daily beginning Oct. 25. Visit the website admitting any active-duty military member http://www.deliriumhauntedhouse.com/ and/or spouse with valid military identification Buell Children’s Museum in Pueblo has a admission.html for information. free of charge. Dependent children 10 and new exhibit — the Old West comes alive and up will receive the military rate of $13.95 visitors are encouraged to “Discover the New Emma Crawford Coffin Race & Parade is in but must show a military identification card. Frontier.” The museum is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., downtown Manitou Springs Oct. 27, beginning Retirees are eligible for the $13.95 rate. Santa’s Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is $4 for adults at noon. The parade of coffins is followed by Workshop, on the Pikes Peak Highway, is ($3 for military) and $3 for children. The the race in which teams push a coffin with an open Friday-Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. museum is at 315 S. Santa Fe in Pueblo. “Emma” along Manitou Avenue. There’s no through Christmas Eve. Call 684-9432 for charge for spectators. more information. On its anniversary Oct. 20, the Asian Pacific Market at 615 Wooten Road, Suite 160, celebrates Emma Crawford’s Wake is in Miramont CastleElitch Amusement Park’s major rides are with a lion and dragon dance, dancers, martial Oct. 26. Emma Crawford came to Manitou for still open Friday-Sunday through October, arts demonstrations, cooking demonstrations her health. She seemed to recover but died while along with “Frightfest,” included with admission. and food samples, 10 a.m. to 4:30. p.m. planning her wedding. A Victorian-type viewing Two other haunted houses —“Blood-Bath” is set for every 15 minutes, between 6 to 7:45 and “Brutal Planet” have separate charges — Octoberfest at the Sky Sox stadium, Security p.m. Guests will be served a buffet dinner in the $8 each or $12 for both. More information is at Service Field, 4385 Tutt Blvd., Oct. 19-21 with Great Hall. Reservations are required. Adults http//www.elitchgardens.com/frightfestdenver/ German music, food, drink and dancing, from are $40 and children are $30, call 685-1011. brutal-planet. Elitch daily tickets are $43.99 for 4 p.m. to midnight Oct. 19, noon to midnight The castle is at 9 Capitol Hill Ave. adults and $29.99 for people under 48 inches Oct. 20 and from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 21. tall. Or, buy three tickets at Information, Tickets Entry is $10 for adults, and $8 for military. Fountain Fairview Cemetery Crawl is Nov. 3, and Registration for $28 each and get one free. Call 635-8803 for information. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 757 S. Santa Fe Ave. Admission is $10 for adults, children 12“Tap Dogs” perform in the Pikes Peak Center Haunted House, Mind Seizure and Ghouls Gulch and under are free. Actors will portray early at 190 S. Cascade Ave., Wednesday-Thursday at are at 2010 Palmer Park Blvd. Admission is leading Fountain citizens who are buried there. 7:30 p.m. Call 520-SHOW for tickets. $20 for both houses or $15 for Mind Seizure This event is a fundraiser to repair or replace alone. Through October, it’s open Thursday vandalism damage.World Arena has the following events scheduled: and Sunday, 7-10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, • “Batman Live,” a $15 million live-action arena 7-11 p.m. It’s open daily Oct. 28-31, 7-10 p.m. “Haunting at the Old Homestead” is the adventure production with fight sequences, Thin Air Theater Company’s Halloween illusions, a large cast of actors and a batmobile, Haunted Mines is open on the grounds of the melodrama at Butte Opera House, 139 E. is in the World Arena Oct. 23-24 at 7:30 p.m. Western Museum of Mining & Industry Bennett Avenue in Cripple Creek, through and Oct. 24 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29.50. Thursday-Saturday through October, plus Nov. 4. Performances are at 1 and 7 p.m., • The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is in the World Oct. 30-31. Visitors go through spooky tunnels, call 689-3247 for tickets. Arena Nov. 17. a Hellevator, explore a maze, ancient cemeteries Call 520-7469 for ticket information. and more. Prices range from $10-$30, Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival at Western Recommended for ages 13 and above. Visit Museum of Mining and Industry is Saturday,Air Force Academy concerts for the 2012-2013 http://www.hauntedmines.org for hours. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The museum is on the former season include “Titanic the Musical” Nov. 2; Reynolds Ranch where the festival includes a John Tesh Holiday Show Dec. 7; “Nunset Hellscream Haunted House, 4705 Centennial pumpkin patch ($5.50) children’s games, Boulevard” Feb. 1, “Midtown Men” March 8; Blvd., is open Thursday and Sunday, 6:30-10 p.m. hayrides, spooky histories and antique tractors. and “Rat Pack Show” April 19. 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    • 32 MOUNTAINEER — Oct. 12, 2012 Oct. 12, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 33 Colorado’s newest state park camping sites have no trees but are scenic and Wildlife, very suitable for recreational vehicles. such as this There are also 10 walk-in primitive tent deer, along sites that rent for $18 May-September and $16 with coyotes, each night October-April. These tent sites are foxes, wild accessed by paved paths or sidewalks that are near turkeys, elks a parking lot. Each camper has a reserved parking and prairie spot in the lot. Some of the tent sites are handicapped dogs inhabit accessible. All camp sites haves a grill that Cheyenne uses charcoal or wood, a table and a tent pad. Mountain Campers may bring their own gas stoves or grills. State Park, A restroom building is available in each just across camping area and a Camper Services Building is Highway 115 open during the April-October timeframe, Cheyenne from Fort with coin operated showers, restrooms and a Carson’s laundry room. Gate 1. In the off-season, only the tents and Swift Puma Photo courtesy of Cheyenne Mountain State Park campground, with 17 sites available, are open. Group camping sites are available so that a By Nel Lampe soft drinks at the visitor center, or stopping group of campers can be close together. Group Mountaineer staff by the Camping Service Building for a larger campsites must be reserved through the park Mountain food selection, to include chips and packaged office at 576-2016, first-come, first-served. State park amenities are just minutes away snacks. The Camping Service Building is open Small or large groups can be accommodated if from post — just across Highway 115 from Fort until mid-October, when most of the camping reservations are made early enough. Carson’s Gate 1 is the entrance road to Cheyenne sites are closed for the season. Other sites are reserved through Colorado Mountain State Park. It’s Colorado’s newest state Visitors may hike any of the trails and bikes State Park’s reservation system at 800-678 CAMP park and the only one in El Paso County. may be ridden on the trails. or on the internet at http://www.parks.state.co.us. This month the park has its sixth anniversary. Camping is a popular activity at Cheyenne Cheyenne Mountain Park’s wildlife StatePark More than 133,596 people visited the park last year. Mountain State Park. “The campsites are full every population includes elk, mule deer, coyotes, The park has 20 miles of moderate trails, from weekend,” said Senior Ranger Stacey Lewis. foxes, prairie dogs, wild turkeys and a half-mile to three miles in length. Pets or horses Sixty-one camping sites are available red-tailed hawks. are not allowed on park trails. mid-April to mid-October. Included are 51 full Once the JL Ranch, the land A fee is required to visit the park — a $7 hookup camp sites that rent for $26 per night May was acquired in 2000 through a day-use pass for one vehicle is sold at the entrance through September and $24 per night October partnership of the city of Colorado gate to the park, just past the visitor center. An through April. Because of Cheyenne Mountain Springs, Colorado State Parks, Great annual pass can be purchased for $70, which allows State Park’s terrain — plains transitioning to Outdoors Colorado, Colorado Lottery, El Paso unlimited visits to Cheyenne Mountain State Park peaks — the park is not heavily forested. Some County and private organizations. and any of the 41 other Colorado State Parks. Volunteers are needed to join a trail crew People who walk or ride a bicycle into the that is building a portion of the historic Dixon park are admitted free, unless they park a vehicle trail Saturday. Volunteers who donate 48 hours in the visitor parking lot. or more at a state park receive a free annual Colorado disabled veterans with a Colorado park pass. Anyone interested in volunteering Disabled Veteran license plate are admitted free. should contact Stacey.Lewis@state.co.us for Just the Facts The park regularly offers programs for children or families. Such programs, if held solely in the further information. Cheyenne Mountain Park is open from • TRAVEL TIME — 15 minutes visitor center, do not require a pass for participants. 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Visitor Center is open When an activity involves use of a trail or any from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • FOR AGES — anyone amenity beyond the park’s entrance, then a Cheyenne Mountain State Park is across Photo courtesy of Cheyenne Mountain State Park • TYPE —state park day-use or annual pass is required. Highway 115 from Fort Carson’s Gate 1. The Ranger Sean O’Donnell shows a snake to a participant in one of the programs offered Such an event is being offered Saturday, from park’s address is 410 JL Ranch Heights. by the park for children and families. • FUN FACTOR — ★★★★ 6-8 p.m. in the visitor center. Learn about owls, (Out of 5 stars) bats and other animals that roam the night. Children will make spooky crafts and listen to stories. • WALLET DAMAGE — $ Refreshments are included. Children are encouraged $ = Less than $20 to wear their pajamas or a Halloween costume. $$ = $21 to $40 The event is free, make reservations at 576-2016. $$$ = $41 to $60 Cheyenne Mountain State Park has 41 picnic areas in natural landscapes that may be used by $$$$ = $61 to $80 visitors. There’s a table and grill at each site and (BASED ON A FAMILY OF FOUR) all are open year-round. People who didn’t bring a lunch can be spontaneous by buying ice cream and Photo by Nel Lampe Senior Ranger Stacey Lewis, right, answers questions a visitor asks about Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Cheyenne Mountain State Park’s visitor center has interactive exhibits, hosts family and children’s programs and has a gift shop. Photo courtesy of Cheyenne Mountain State Park Places to see in the Photo by Nel Lampe Cheyenne Mountain State Park is named after Cheyenne Mountain. The 1,680-acre park has 16 trails, ranging from easy to moderate. Pikes Peak area.
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