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  • 1. Vol. 70 No. 46 Nov. 16, 2012 For all who served Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, march with fellow servicemembers in the “Flight of the Flags” during the Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade Saturday. Soldiers from 3rd BCT participated in numerous events over the holiday weekend to honor those who serve the nation past and present. See pages 24-25 for more on Veterans Day activities. Photo by Spc. Robert HollandVeterans DayPresident recognizes service, sacrifice By Amaani Lyle American Forces Press Service 33,000 troops also have returned from Afghanistan. As veterans return, the president said, it falls to graduate and post-graduate degrees. “We must commit this day and every day to serving Americans as fellow citizens to be there for them and you as well as you’ve served us,” the president said. WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama their Families as those who once wore the uniform “Each year, on the 11th day of the 11th month, welaid a flowered wreath at the Tomb of the now find new ways to serve. pause as a nation and as a people to pay tribute to you,Unknowns Sunday and, after thanking all veterans, “Some of our most patriotic businesses have to thank you, to honor you, the heroes over thehe said more than a million warriors will transition hired and trained 125,000 veterans and military generations who have served this country of oursback into civilian life over the next few years. spouses,” Obama said. with distinction,” Obama said. “This is the first Veterans Day in a decade in which He pledged to maintain the post-9/11 GI Bill, He also acknowledged the toll taken on veterans’there are no American troops fighting and dying in which has helped thousands of veterans pursue theirIraq,” the president said over applause, adding that education, including certifications, undergraduate, See Veterans on Page 4 Message board INSIDE Happy Thanksgiving The next Mountaineer will be printed Nov. 30. Page 16 Page 10 Page 15
  • 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 16, 2012 MOUNTAINEERCommanding General:Garrison Commander: Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson CG sends Thanksgiving safety message By Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson released for the weekend. This will Col. David L. Grosso Commanding general, 4th Infantry include privately-owned vehicle/ Division and Fort Carson motorcycle safety, alcohol and drivingFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: under the influence prevention, Dee McNutt Thanksgiving is the first of three travel safety, weapons safety,Chief, Print and Web Communications: holidays that we will celebrate as a fatigue, off-limits establishments Rick Emert community between now and the and other off-duty safety issues as coming New Year. On this special day appropriate. Additionally, winterEditor: Devin Fisher we remember the 110 pilgrims who driving hazards such as blackStaff writer: Andrea Sutherland bravely left the security and familiarity ice and vehicle survivor packs,Happenings: Nel Lampe of their home in England in 1620 to Fort Carson road conditions andSports writer: Walt Johnson pursue religious freedom in the New delayed reporting procedures World. We must also remember that will be discussed.Layout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall while our tables will be filled with q Complete the TRiPS travel risk This commercial enterprise newspaper is food and surrounded by loved ones, there are those who will spend planning system prior to any travel beyond 150 miles. This Andersonan authorized publication for members of the Thanksgiving away from their Family risk assessment is available atDepartment of Defense. Contents of theMountaineer are not necessarily the official and friends. https://safety.army.mil. Families who are struggling withview of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or Over the next six weeks, our q Conduct POV/motorcycle safety alcohol and drug issues. Units needthe Department of the Army. Printed circulation Soldiers and Families will travel to inspections. This inspection will to ensure that Soldiers are aware ofis 12,000 copies. various destinations around the be conducted by our first-line these tools and have access to them. The editorial content of the country. Thanksgiving weekend is leadership on this installation. I am extremely proud of all that q Update battle buddy rosters andMountaineer is the responsibility of the PublicAffairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119, statistically the highest traveled our Soldiers accomplish each andTel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address is weekend of the year. The crowded review battle buddy responsibilities every day and very humbled to servefcmountaineer@hotmail.com. roads and the potential for adverse with each Soldier. this great division. We must not forget The Mountaineer is posted on the weather make this holiday one of the q Conduct and revalidate the those Soldiers and Families who areInternet at http://csmng.com. most dangerous in terms of potential requirements/counseling on the unable to return home to be with The Mountaineer is an unofficialpublication authorized by AR 360-1. The traffic accidents. It is especially Installation Motorcycle Policy. their loved ones. I ask you to inviteMountaineer is printed by Colorado Springs important that we, as leaders, ensure Alcohol and drug abuse continues your fellow Soldiers over to share aMilitary Newspaper Group, a private firm in that our Soldiers and their Families to be a challenge across our formations meal and companionship with yourno way connected with the Department of the are aware of these potential dangers. and must continue to be addressed. Family. All personnel should knowArmy, under exclusive written contract with In an effort to prevent accidents and The abuse of alcohol and other that their leaders care about theirFort Carson. It is published 49 times per year. The appearance of advertising in this fatalities over this holiday, all military substances has been a factor in the safety, both on and off duty.publication, including inserts or supplements, personnel will complete the following majority of our recent serious Beth and I wish you and yourdoes not constitute endorsement by the tasks with assistance from their incidents. The use of these substances Families a safe and enjoyable holidayDepartment of the Army or Colorado Springs unit leadership: impairs judgment and often leads to weekend. Keep safety in mind andMilitary Newspaper Group, of the products or q Receive an end of duty day safety career-ending events or criminal please take the appropriate safetyservices advertised. The printer reserves theright to reject advertisements. briefing from unit commanders charges. We have agencies that provide precautions regardless of your Everything advertised in this publication and first sergeants prior to being assistance to our Soldiers and their weekend activities.shall be made available for purchase, use orpatronage without regard to race, color, religion,sex, national origin, age, marital status, physicalhandicap, political affiliation or any othernonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron.If a violation or rejection of this equalopportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed,the printer shall refuse to print advertisingfrom that source until the violation is corrected. DFACs serve Thanksgiving mealsFor display advertising call 634-5905. All correspondence or queries regarding Three Fort Carson dining facilities will serve Thanksgiving meals next week.advertising and subscriptions should be directedto Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Prices are $7.50 for non-meal card Soldiers and civilians; $6.40 for Family members of corporal andGroup, 31 E. Platte Avenue, Suite 300, below; and free for children age 5 and younger. The meals will be served:Colorado Springs, CO 80903, phone 634-5905. ä Tuesday The Mountaineer’s editorial content is LaRochelle (10th SFG(A)), building 7481, Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.edited, prepared and provided by the Public ä WednesdayAffairs Office, building 1430, room 265, FortCarson, CO 80913-5119, phone 526-4144. Stack, building 2330, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Releases from outside sources are so Wolf, building 1444, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.indicated. The deadline for submissions to the Note: Continental breakfasts will be served Wednesday at Stack from 7-8 a.m. and Wolf from 6:45-8 a.m. DinnerMountaineer is close of business the week on Wednesday is only available at Stack DFAC, from 4-5 p.m. See Page 6 for complete DFAC schedule.before the next issue is published. The ä MenuMountaineer staff reserves the right to editsubmissions for newspaper style, clarity and The following is the basic dining facility Thanksgiving meal menu; items vary by location.typographical errors. Roast turkey Policies and statements reflected in the Baked hamnews and editorial columns represent views Mashed potatoesof the individual writers and under no Baked sweet potatoescircumstances are to be considered those ofthe Department of the Army. Savory bread dressing Reproduction of editorial material is Seasoned broccoli spearsauthorized. Please credit accordingly. Green bean casserole with mushrooms and onion Squash and carrot medley Shrimp cocktail with seafood sauce Zesty bean soup Oyster crackers Salad bar Cranberry sauce Classified advertising Jellied pear salad 329-5236 Fresh fruits Display advertising Cornbread and 634-5905 butter flake rolls Dessert bar with pumpkin, Mountaineer editor Dutch apple and blueberry pies 526-4144 Cheesecake drizzled with chocolate or caramel sauce Post information Holiday sugar cookies 526-5811 Jelly roll cake Post weather hotline 526-0096
  • 3. Nov. 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 3IMCOM looks to expedite hiring Installation Management Command “It’s great to see that we could continue to meet our mission Public Affairs requirements while still taking care of our civilian workforce,” said IMCOM Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter. At a Garrison commanders are recruiting for about 2,000 job The federal hiring system is a competitive process, designed to glanceopenings, and while the competitive process can be time- evaluate applicants fairly, but not necessarily quickly, especially inconsuming, exceptions to the process allow for noncompetitive recruiting from outside the government. But federal regulations m IMCOM began fiscalselection of current Installation Management Command employees, allow for noncompetitive consideration of the very populations 2012 facing a mandatorytransitioning Soldiers, disabled veterans and certain others. IMCOM seeks to help — including current employees, reduction of more than At the same time, the Army still faces a transitioning Soldiers and disabled veterans. 4,000 civilian positions.new fiscal environment that could require “As we look at ways to expedite the m The command exceededmore civilian workforce reductions in the “As we look at approval process, there are steps the garrisons its reduction target through voluntaryfuture, so the headquarters will continue toclosely oversee the filling of critical vacancies ways to expedite can take to speed the process, including streamlining the recruiting process, working separations, retirementto ensure the command stays within sustainableend strength numbers. the approval in advance with the (Civilian Personnel Advisory Center) on determining the level of and cross-leveling through reassignment. IMCOM started fiscal 2012 facing amandatory reduction of more than 4,000 process, there competition, getting job assessments ready, considering noncompetitive selections of the m Garrisons now need to fill nearly 2,000 openings tocivilian positions including the headquarters, are steps the current IMCOM workforce, and hiring veterans sustain their operations. m Federal regulationsthe regions and the garrisons. In the interest ofretaining a highly experienced and specialized garrisons can and Family members,” said IMCOM Director of Human Resources Karen M. Perkins. allow for noncompetitiveworkforce, the command approached thenecessary reduction with a commitment to take to speed Most hiring actions still must go to the Headquarters IMCOM Human Resources consideration for current employees,meet the end strength target through attritionand judicious filling of critical vacancies, the process ...” Management Board for initial screening and a recommendation to the commanding general. transitioning Soldiers and disabled veterans. Karen M. Perkins m Title 5 of the Code ofIMCOM officials said. When the commander approves a hiring request, This proactive approach to human he specifies whether a vacancy must be filled Federal Regulationsresources management has succeeded to the extent that IMCOM by a current IMCOM employee or whether it can be recruited provides many ways tohas exceeded its reduction target through voluntary separations, outside the command and even outside the federal workforce. hire transitioning Soldiers,retirement and cross-leveling through reassignment. The new The first step remains the IMCOM Enterprise Placement disabled veterans andpersonnel outlook is good news for protecting the workforce, but Program, which may provide a reassignment opportunity for a persons with disabilitiesthe garrisons are now anxious to fill these nearly 2,000 openings noncompetitively. See Hiring on Page 4to sustain their operations.
  • 4. 4 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 16, 2012Amendment Veterans from Page 1 again, at home and abroad, you and your Families have sacrificed to protect that powerful promise that all of us 64 doesn’t loved ones, who he said continue to “walk these quiet hills and kneel before a final resting place of those they cherish the most.” hold so dear: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Obama related the significance of today’s servicemembers, the 9/11 generation, that “stepped forward after the towers apply to The president assured that the sacrifices of living and fallen veterans and their Families and friends would never fell and in the years since have stepped into history.” “You toppled a dictator and battled insurgency in Iraq,” he federal be forgotten. “It is in that sacrifice that we see the enduring spirit of America. Since even before our founding, we have been said. “You pushed back the Taliban and decimated al-Qaida in Afghanistan. You delivered justice to Osama bin Laden.” These deeds drive the commitment to care for veterans, as employees blessed with an unbroken chain of patriots who have always come forward to serve,” Obama said. “Time and more than a million warriors will transition back into civilian life over the next few years, the president said. Obama also pledged to champion Army Substance the cause of those who suffer invisible Abuse Program wounds of war, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. The passing of Colorado “No veteran should have to waitConstitutional Amendment 64 months or years for the benefits thatdoes not affect the federal laws you’ve earned, so we will continue toprohibiting the use of marijuana. attack the claims backlog,” Obama said. As federal employees and And as the United States marks theservicemembers of the Armed 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War,Forces of the United States, state the president said, the government haslaws do not override the ban on secured new disability benefits forthe use of a schedule 1 controlled veterans who fought there and weresubstance. Also, if Family exposed to Agent Orange.members of servicemembers live “We carry on knowing that our bestor work on post, federal law days always lie ahead,” Obama said.continues to prohibit the use of “You needed it, you fought for it, andmarijuana anywhere on post to we got it done.”include housing, parks and Also at the cemetery were First Ladycommunity facilities. Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden The current federal prohibition and his wife, Jill Biden, and Veteranson the use of marijuana is Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki.found, in part, at Title 21 Code ofFederal Regulations Part 1300, President Barack Obama and Sgt. 1st21 CFR 1308 (the Controlled Class Chad Stackpole lay a wreath toSubstances Act), 21 U.S.C 844, mark Veterans Day at the Tomb of thethe Department of Justice guide- Unknowns in Arlington Nationallines pertaining to nonmedical Cemetery, Va., Sunday. Stackpole,marijuana, and the Department sergeant of the guard for the tomb, isof Transportation regulations assigned to the 3rd U.S. Infantryprohibiting the use of controlled Regiment, known as “The Old Guard.”substances by their employees. Photo by Staff Sgt. Megan GarciaHiring transitioning soldiers, which we want conditional at any time. There are no the use of noncompetitive appoint-from Page 3 to do anyway,” said Lois Keith, grade limits with a 30-percent disability ments, so every action should be in IMCOM chief of Civilian Personnel. appointment, as long as the applicant consultation with them.potentially vulnerable IMCOM One such authority is the meets all qualification standards. With the need for balance betweenemployee who is willing to relocate. Veterans’ Recruitment Authority, Another talent resource is Army expedited hiring and sustainable endWhile the IEPP process is working, which allows for noncompetitive spouses, who normally won’t qualify strengths, garrison commanders needmanagers can begin their recruitment appointment to positions in grades for noncompetitive appointment, but access to more than one option whenprocess to be ready to select if IEPP up to GS-11 of disabled veterans or often come with wide experience and filling a critical vacancy. The head-does not provide an eligible candidate. veterans who served on active duty varied skill sets that might not be quarters will likely stay involved in If managers want to consider using during a war, a recognized campaign or readily available in the local talent the hiring process for the foreseeableone of the special hiring authorities laid expedition, or certain other military pool. And former government employees future in the interest of sheltering theout under Title 5 of the Code of Federal operations. The VRA also extends to eligible for reinstatement can be selected workforce from future adverse actionsRegulations, there are many ways to recently separated veterans. noncompetitively in any grade up to due to civilian reductions, IMCOMhire transitioning Soldiers, disabled Another opportunity is to appoint a their former highest grade, as long as officials said.veterans and persons with disabilities veteran retired from active duty with they meet qualifications. Options do exist, however, andnoncompetitively. a disability rating of 30 percent or The installation Civilian Personnel using the hiring authorities provided can “These are excellent ways to select more. These appointments are 60-day Advisory Center is the local resource help garrisons fill their critical vacanciesqualified people noncompetitively, temporary or term to start with, but for all civilian hiring, but especially while also providing opportunity forand they help disabled veterans and may be converted to career or career- when trying to expedite hiring through some deserving candidates. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/4THID WWW.TWITTER.COM/@4THINFDIV WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/THE4ID WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/THE4ID WWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/THE4ID
  • 5. Nov. 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 5Education, activities highlight Warrior Care Month By Stacy Neumann of the unit’s Warrior Care Month activities. The Army into civilian life. Trujillo called it “a dream come Medical Department Activity Public Affairs marks November as the time to highlight the impor- true” and was eventually offered a fulltime job with tance of supporting wounded, ill and injured Soldiers. the service in Denver. The Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion “It’s no mistake that we have this observance in “The (WTB) actually made it easy because theycadre sat silently as Spc. Robert Trujillo described “a the same month as Veterans Day,” have all the programs here to help us.moment that would redefine the rest of my life, but I said Lt. Col. Mechelle Tuttle, WTB From school counselors to someonewould not let it define me.” commander. “It allows us to focus on who can talk about the GI Bill to The 27-year-old played a video from Sept. 19, Soldiers and their Family members Operation Warfighter (which provides2010, when he was hit by an improvised explosive who have sacrificed and remember internships with federal governmentdevice blast in Afghanistan. Raw footage shows the challenges they continue to face.” entities), every avenue is possibleSoldiers administering care and encouraging Trujillo The theme for this year is “Success here,” Trujillo said. “They can pointto talk about his wife and newborn son. through Transition — Education, you in the right direction.” Trujillo’s presentation to the WTB cadre was part Employment, Entrepreneurship.” Trujillo concluded his presen- For Trujillo, the past two tation with a slide entitled “Tru years have challenged him to Resiliency” — his fellow Soldiers “We want them to know transition. After he was hit by an IED medical personnel had to call him “Tru.” “I asked Spc. Trujillo to come revive him twice. He had broken here so we remember what our they aren’t alone in this bones and then developed a Soldiers have gone through. It’s condition called heterotopic Trujillo important,” Tuttle told the cadre. process. We have the ossification. Trauma caused parts of the bone to go into a type of “overdrive” “We want them to know they aren’t alone in this process. We have the right people on and bone tissue continued to grow outside of the board to facilitate that transition process. We’re all right people on board to skeleton. Trujillo said he had “more surgeries dedicated to the challenge.” than I can count” to address the problem. Once The Fort Carson WTB is holding a number of facilitate that transition his health was better, he wanted to focus on the future and employment. events for its Soldiers during Warrior Care Month. There is a Fall Festival as well as a Commander’s Stakes process. We’re all “I have a Family at home. I don’t want to leave them hanging, so I started to pursue things competition full of adaptive sports activities at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The cadre right away,” he said. also participated in an Armywide Warrior Transition dedicated to the challenge.” The WTB set him up with an internship at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Command Stand Down to focus on customer service. Currently, there are about 10,000 wounded, ill or — Lt. Col. Mechelle Tuttle The U.S. National Parks Service personnel there injured Soldiers assigned to warrior transition units are helping veterans translate their military skills and community-based warrior transition units.
  • 6. 6 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 16, 2012 Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationDFAC Nov. 16 Nov. 17-18 Nov. 19-20 Nov. 21 Nov. 22-25 Nov. 26-29Stack Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Continental breakfast: 7-8 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. 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. Thanksgiving meal: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 4-5 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.Wolf Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. Continental breakfast: 6:45-8 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving meal: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.Warfighter Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.(Wilderness Road 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. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Complex) Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed Dinner: ClosedLaRochelle Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Nov. 19: Breakfast, 7-9 a.m.; Lunch, Closed Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.10th SFG(A) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Dinner, closed Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner: Closed Nov. 20: Continental breakfast, 7-8 a.m.; Dinner: Closed Thanksgiving meal, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dinner, closedMiscellaneous reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergen- Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in cies or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, building 381, conducts orientations Fridays fromMyBaseGuide mobile smartphone app — provides damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA information about the 86 military installations • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric processes to include turning in excess property, located in the 50 U.S. states. The main function of the Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. reutilizing government property, web-based application is to provide military personnel with civ@mail.mil when needing trash containers, trash is tools available, special handling of property and useful information for a smooth relocation. The overflowing or emergency service is required. environmental needs. To schedule an orientation, MBG App also provides pertinent information and • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan contact Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo. utility for the duration of the servicemembers’ stay at Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ borrerorivera@dla.mil for receiving/turn in; Mike any of the military installations in U.S. and current mail.mil for service needs or to report complaints. Welsh at mike.welsh@dla.mil for reutilization/web and upcoming events. Each listing contains phone • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan tools; or Rufus Guillory at rufus.guillory@dla.mil. numbers, addresses and website information. The Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey. Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays integrated mapping function will provide turn-by- civ@mail.mil. for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays for turn navigation for phones that are GPS capable. • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — personnel being reassigned stateside. The briefingsPoints only, nondeployable unit — Reinforcement Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email are held in building 1129, Freedom Performing Arts training units provide a “home” for Individual Ready dennis.j.frost.civ@mail.mil. Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and briefings start at 7:30 Reserve Soldiers who want to maintain Reserve • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary a.m. Soldiers are required to bring Department affiliation. Soldiers considering leaving troop Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ of the Army Form 5118, signed by their unit program unit assignment can consider the 6399th/ @mail.mil. Use this number to obtain self-help personnel section, and a pen to complete forms. 6404th RTU as a short- or long-term option. Benefits tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. Call 526-4730/4583 for more information. include earning retirement points and “good” years; • Base operations contracting officer Army ROTC Green-to-Gold briefings — are held optional monthly nonpaid drill weekends; continued representative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon military training; paid annual training opportunities; or email terry.j.hagen.civ@mail.mil for questions at the education center, building 1117, room 120. earning retirement points via correspondence courses; on snow removal, grounds maintenance and Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and easy transfer to TPUs if desired. Contact Chief contractor response to service orders. Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. Warrant Officer 4 Lake Gardner at 720-363-0511 or • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays lakegardner@comcast.net for more information. 524-0786 or email jerald.j.just.civ@mail.mil to in building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m.Recycle incentive program — The Directorate of request latrines, for service or to report damaged Soldiers must be specialist-staff sergeant from Public Works has an incentive program to prevent or overturned latrines. any military occupational specialty, have a recyclable waste from going to the landfill. • Signs — Call Jim Diorio, Fort Carson general technical score of at least 107, be a U.S. Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards Support Services, at 896-0797 or 525-2924 or citizen, score 240 or higher on the Army for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Carson email jdiorio@kira.com to request a facility, Physical Fitness Test, and pass a Special Forces Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for parking or regulatory traffic sign. physical. Call 524-1461 or visit the website at the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — is http://www.bragg.army.mil/sorb. participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building 526-5898 for more information about the program. 1430, room 233. During duty hours, Soldiers should Hours of OperationFinance travel processing — All inbound and call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone number for after outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it hours, holidays and weekends is 526-0051. Central Issue Facility Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from member travel, travel advance pay and travel pay Briefings 7:30-10:30 a.m. inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. 75th Ranger Regiment briefings — are held Tuesdays • Initial and partial issues — Monday- Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information. in building 1430, room 150, from noon to 1 p.m. Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m.First Sergeants’ Barracks Program 2020 — is Soldiers must be private-sergeant first class with a • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- located in building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. minimum General Technical Score of 105; be a U.S. Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. citizen; score 240 or higher on the Army Physical • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — Monday-Friday. The office assists Soldiers with Fitness Test; and pass a Ranger physical. Call 524- Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. room assignments and terminations. For more 2691 or visit http://www.goarmy.com/ranger.html. • Full turn ins — by appointment only; call information call 526-9707. Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training — 526-3321.Sergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson is held Nov. 27-29 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at • Unit issues and turn ins — Call 526- Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third Veterans Chapel. Class is limited to 50 people on a 5512/6477 for approval. Tuesday of each month at the Family Connection first-come, first-served basis. Call 526-5613/5614 Education Center hours of operation — The Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The for more information. Mountain Post Training and Education Center, SAMC is open to all active members and those Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: interested in becoming future SAMC members. • Counselor Support Center — Monday- The club was originally a U.S. Forces Command Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11 organization of elite noncommissioned officers Holiday changes a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but is now an Armywide program for those who Retirement briefing — will be held Dec. 12 from • Army Learning Center — Monday- meet the criteria and have proven themselves to 8 a.m. to noon at the Joel Hefley Community Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. be outstanding NCOs through a board/ Center conference room, 6800 Prussman Ave. • Defense Activity for Nontraditional leadership process. Contact the SAMC The Retirement Services Office recommends Education Support and Army Personnel Testing — president, Staff Sgt. Thomas Witt, at 526-5661 spouses accompany Soldiers to the briefing. Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. for information. Call 526-2840 for more information. Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to buildingDirectorate of Public Works services — DPW is ETS briefing — for enlisted personnel will be 217 and is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort held Dec. 5. Briefing sign in begins at 7 a.m. at Medical Activity Correspondence Department Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance the Soldier Readiness Building, building 1042, office hours — The Correspondence (Release of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and room 244, on a first-come, first-served basis. of Infor mation) Office in the Patient cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone Soldiers must be within 120 days of their Administration Division hours are Monday- numbers and points of contact for services: expiration term of service, but must attend the Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Facility repair/service orders — Fort briefing no later than 30 days prior to their ETS and closed Thursday and federal holidays. Call Carson Support Services service order desk can be or start of transition leave. Call 526-2240/8458. 526-7322 or 526-7284 for details.
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  • 9. Nov. 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 9 Management“It helps from Page 8 Behavioral management is a big part of the program, Brewer said, because change. Those who don’t see a change in pain level said they feel more emotionally Soldiers everybody and see if we achieve the Soldiers need to develop realistic guidelines. Chronic pain can easily lead to depression stable and have an improved ability to handle their chronic pain. develop progression we want to get. This is and behavioral health specialists can help Soldiers reframe the issue. “It helps Soldiers develop the mental capacity and fortitude to be self-sufficient about improving their activity level and the mental quality of life.” One of the questions Soldiers answer is, and proud of what they do,” said Brewer. Soldiers in the intensive outpatient “Do you consider your pain a disability?” Administrators conduct an after- capacity program work with occupational therapy, Spc. Michael Salas, 2nd BCT, 4th action review following each four-week physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, Inf. Div., said he had never thought about course. They are constantly modifying and fortitude behavioral health, clinical pharmacy, it that way. and changing it to better suit the to be nutrition and a nurse educator. For two days a week over the span of four weeks, “I’m not into setting limits. I jumped at the opportunity to learn as opposed to Soldiers’ needs, Brewer said. A new class begins each month with eight to 10 self-sufficient those diagnosed with chronic pain try everything from tai chi to water exercises medication. I want to know if anything I learn can substantially manage my pain.” active-duty participants who have been referred by providers. and proud of and inside rock climbing. “A lot of them have a huge amount of Though only in its third iteration, Brewer noted that the Functional Ultimately, Brewer knows most Soldiers want the same thing as Bland. what they do.” anxiety. They’re afraid they’ll get worse,” said Brewer. “Here, they can do activities Restoration Program has already seen good results. Some Soldiers reported a “People look at me and tell me ‘I look fine,’” she said. “I’m hoping, at — Dr. Alan Brewer and not hurt themselves. We can do it in a 70-80 percent pain level reduction. More the end of this program, I can gain a controlled environment.” importantly, he said, is the cultural sense of normalcy.” Roosevelt Dickerson Master of Education with Licensure REGIS put me as Learn more at: CPS.Regis.edu/beinfluential CLOSE as POSSIBLE BE INFLUENTIAL. to theACTION. Regis University gave Roosevelt new focus after his time in the military. CHANGE YOUR Now this ‘Teacher of the Year’ uses the skills he developed at Regis to WORLD challenge the next generation. How will you be influential? The School of Education & Counseling in Regis University’s College for Professional Studies offers accredited teacher education A SCHOOL OF programs designed by faculty who are in the field and know the latest INFLUENCE trends, technologies and regulations. Benefit from hands-on training in our state-of-the art labs and professional mentoring whether you’re just earning your license or looking to advance your skills. Busy adults choose Regis University for the academic rigor and our College for Professional Studies for the flexibility. ON YOUR SCHEDULE > Regionally accredited and nationally ranked > Accelerated 5- and 8-week classes > Online and campus-based learning > Multiple start dates throughout the year EXPLORE IN-DEMAND DEGREES | REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION | APPLY NOW CPS.Regis.edu/beinfluential | 800.392.7984 | > CLASSES START JANUARY 7
  • 10. 10 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 16, 2012Spur ride measuresstrength, endurance Story and photos by written test, vehicle identification, an obstacle Staff Sgt. Ruth Pagán course and a land navigation course, carrying a 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs 40-65 pound rucksack. Office, 4th Infantry Division “This is about physical and mental toughness,” said Lt. Col. Dave Guthrie, commander, 1st For a grueling 36 hours, Soldiers from 1st Sqdn., 10th Cav. Reg., and senior squadron spurSquadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, and 2nd holder. “It’s knowing you can overcome theBattalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, both with 2nd obstacles; you’re going to gut through it becauseBrigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, the guy next to you is going to gut through it.”pushed themselves to the limit during the The Soldiers relied heavily on their fellowsquadron’s spur ride. spur candidates for support and encouragement. The Nov. 1-2 event pushed Soldiers to their “It’s a team effort,” said Spc. Logan Cruci,physical and mental limit by testing their ability cavalry scout, HHT, and spur candidate. “Weto operate as part of a team under high levels came together as a group and accomplishedof stress and fatigue throughout day and night things we probably wouldn’t have been able toconditions. alone, because we pushed each other and wouldn’t “If you notice, (cavalry) is not a branch, let each other fail.”(cavalry) is a state of mind,” said Col. Omar Jones The spur ride isn’t just about a Soldier gainingIV commander, 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div., and senior , his silver spurs; it’s also a way for the squadron tospur holder. “(Cavalry) is about combined arms; distinguish its best and brightest Soldiers.it’s about moving faster, shooting straighter and “This is how the (cavalry) identifies theirthinking better. It doesn’t matter what your branch leaders,” said Sgt. 1st Class William Blizzard,is, doesn’t matter what your (military job) is, what senior enlisted leader, HHT, and spur holder. “So,matters is (cavalry) is in your head and you’re knowing that every leader in the squadron knowsgoing to prove that through your spur ride.” how to push themselves past that limit — that The spur candidates were randomly placed refusal to quit, that’s what makes us stronger asinto 10 teams, each with a “walker,” or spur holder, an organization.”who coached the candidates through the spur ride, Out of the 134 spur candidates, 123 completedboth with physical and verbal encouragement. the physically-demanding challenge and rucked “The spur candidates are constantly questioned to a ceremony held at Turkey Creek Ranch, whereon cavalry history and basic soldiering skills,” they were presented with silver spurs and asaid Staff Sgt. Jacob Aanerud, operations barbecue lunch.noncommissioned officer, Headquarters and “Not every Soldier gets this opportunity,Headquarters Troop, 1st Sqdn., 10th Cav. Reg., and for me to be able to go through this andand spur holder. “If their answer is wrong, their accomplish it — I feel really proud,” said Sgt. Joycebody makes up for where their mind failed them, Ho, intelligence analyst, HHT, 1st Sqdn., 10thso they have to complete a physical task to make Cav. Reg., spur recipient. “I think everyone shouldup for their lacking knowledge. As long as they do it; it’s a way to test yourself physically anddon’t give up, they will get their spurs.” mentally to see what you can do, and more often The tasks the spur candidates were required than not, you will surprise yourself at what youto complete included a physical fitness test, a can accomplish when you set your mind to it.” Sgt. 1st Class Ramon Contreras, spur holder, Troop B, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, attaches spurs to the boots of one of the 123 candidates to receive the honor during the spur ride ceremony at Turkey Creek Ranch, Nov. 2. Spur candidates participate in an obstacle course as “walkers,” or current spur holders, encourage the troops during the 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, annual spur ride, Nov. 2.
  • 11. Nov. 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 11 Soldiers build unity through BOSS Story and photo by Spc. Nathan Thome “BOSS is a great opportunity for Soldiers,” said Garrison Command Soldiers from across Fort Carson ride horses as part of a Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers event at Estes Park, Oct 14. For 22 years, BOSS has provided Soldiers the chance to create a stronger life,” said Cpl. Rachael Robertson, BOSS president, U.S. Army Garrison 4th Infantry Division Public Sgt. Maj. Steven O. Green. “It gets bond with their fellow warriors through Fort Carson. Affairs Office them out of their barracks, and gives a variety of recreational and volunteer A variety of recreational activities them the chance to interact with other opportunities. are held a few times a month for Soldiers on Fort Carson have the single Soldiers that they wouldn’t “BOSS was created through (the Soldiers, to include horseback riding,opportunity to participate in a program otherwise meet. Army Family Action Plan) in 1989, and bowling nights and haunted houses.tailored specifically for the needs of “They also get to participate in fun then expanded to include all aspects “Events are chosen by the sugges-single Soldiers, geographical bachelors and exciting events, as well as commu- of Soldiers’ lives. It was designed for tions Soldiers give their representativesand single parents; Better Opportunities nity activities, which sends a positive single and unaccompanied Soldiers See BOSS on Page 14for Single Soldiers. outlook to the community,” Green said. and is used to improve their quality of
  • 12. 12 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 16, 2012 Nov. 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 13 1st Lt. Andrew Johnson, platoon Engineers volunteer to help build house leader, Company C, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, uses a power saw to cut wood with the help of Spc. Chris Rogers, combat engineer, Story and photos by With the assistance of Soldier volunteers, Company C, Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch the family will buy the home for what it costs during the 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs to build, resulting in payments of as little as building of Office, 4th Infantry Division half of what they normally would be, said a house in Gary Blake, construction supervisor for Fountain, Nov. 2. FOUNTAIN — One lucky Fountain Habitat for Humanity. Family received valuable help when 24 For some of the Soldiers, the chance “Lonestar” Battalion Soldiers volunteered to help was an opportunity they had to their time to help build them a house, Nov. 2. take advantage of. Soldiers from Company C, “For me, volunteering helps 2nd Special Troops Battalion, you build yourself up,” said Pvt. 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th “For me, Tyler Terry, combat engineer, Infantry Division, split into Company C. “It makes you feel morning and afternoon crews volunteering good that you’re a part of some- and pledged their time to help thing bigger (than yourself).” a local nonprofit organization helps you The Soldiers know that their build a home by installing insula- tion, verifying frame angles, build volunteer work has an impact on the community. strengthening the frame, placing studs for a more sound structure, yourself up.” “The fact that I’m helping made me want to come out here,” enhancing doorways and — Pvt. Tyler Terry said Terry. “Some people struggle installing outside paneling. and can’t afford a home on the The Soldiers not only gave regular market, and this way we back to the community, but also conducted are doing our part.” some common task training. There are plans by this time next year to have “It’s nice to have something different to 10 houses built in the Front Range community, do and it’s nice to have something to do for and Soldiers are always welcome to help. the community,” said Sgt. Kyle Iverson, “We really appreciate the Soldiers coming combat engineer, Company C, 2nd STB. out (here to help). Without them this wouldn’t Pvt. Tyler Terry, combat engineer, Company C, 2nd Special Troops The family is required to invest 350-450 hours happen,” said Blake. “We hope to see them Sgt. Brandon Simon, combat engineer, Company C, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, of their personal time to help build the home. out here again.” Team, 4th Infantry Division, uses a reciprocating saw to cut out a doorway, Nov. 2. braces the wall of a house, Nov. 2.
  • 13. 14 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 16, 2012BOSS events or voice concerns, which are leave, said Erickson. People were willing Street, an indoor trampoline park.from Page 11 brought up at our bimonthly meetings.” to go out with a group of people they Soldiers can participate in the next Seventy-eight Army posts, both don’t know, and end up forming strong BOSS volunteer event by signing upthe fiscal year prior,” said Robertson. overseas and stateside, have a BOSS bonds and friendships, she said. to help with the Turkey Trot, a five-“So, the single Soldiers are the ones program, but every program has its “I want to take certain aspects of kilometer fun run at Iron Horse Park,who decide what events BOSS does.” strengths and weaknesses, said Spc. the program that I learned in Korea and Saturday, at 8:15 a.m. Soldiers also get involved with the Elizabeth Erickson, BOSS vice president apply them to the program here, so we For more information about BOSS,community by volunteering. BOSS and and orderly room clerk, Headquarters can get more Soldiers who want to get call 524-BOSS (2677) or visit the Fortits volunteers have participated in events and Headquarters Company, 1st involved in BOSS,” Erickson said. Carson BOSS website at http://www.such as Walk Now for Autism Speaks, Special Troops battalion, 1st Brigade “The program is definitely a morale mwrfortcarson.com/what-is-boss.phpby helping with set up and tear down, Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. booster for Soldiers, because we can or its Facebook page at http://www.and cleaning up Fort Carson during Erickson was involved with the take the stresses that we have as an facebook.com/FortCarsonBOSS?ref=Make-A-Difference Day. program when she was stationed in everyday Soldier and put them on the ts&fref=ts. Text “follow CarsonBOSS” “Soldiers can get involved with the Korea. Soldiers made their own Family back burner, let loose and have fun and to 40404 to receive updates and eventprogram by talking to their BOSS through the program, because they enjoy ourselves.” information. BOSS meetings are heldrepresentatives,” said Robertson. don’t always have the opportunity to go Activities planned in November the first and third Thursday of each“They can come up with ideas for home every weekend, or even go on include indoor paintball and Jump month from 2-3:30 p.m. at The Foxhole. Wiinning S Winning Smiles For Everyone! EXPERIENCED, CARING EXPERIENCED, CARING AND GENTLE RI N D A GEN E ENTL “I TOOK MILITARY.ASHFORD.EDU/MOUNTAINEER Cosmetic Dentistry CLASSES DURING Bonding & Veneers Root Canal Therapy Childrens Dentistry COMBAT SKILLS Crowns & Bridges Orthodontics TRAINING.” Teeth Whitening Oral Surgery Dentures AU 1918 - Deric Walker, Ashford graduate Implants VISIT MILITARY.ASHFORD.EDU/MOUNTAINEER OR CALL 800.548.1766 Wisdom Teeth White Fillings Porcelain Laminates Gum Care PROVIDER PROVIDER FOR ACTIVE MILITARY DEPENDENTS I ACTIVE MILITA Y DEPENDENTS I TAR E N T Personal Dentistry Personal Dentistry with a Soft To r Soft Touch for f ouch Parents Grandparents. r Children, Parents & Grandparents. SAME DAY EMERGENCY CARE DAY EMERGENCY CARE A 597-9737 www.powersdentalgroup.com www.powersdentalgroup.com Caring Caring For Smiles Since 1974 CIRCLE DRIVE SELF STORAGE MILITARY SPECIALS Secure your space today Save An Additional 5% On Your Monthly Rent FREE use of our moving van on move-IN and OUT FREE Call us today and reserve your storage 2515 Arlington Drive, Colorado Springs, CO (South of Fountain Blvd, behind the Diamond Shamrock on Circle Drive) 719-447-0452
  • 14. Nov. 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 15Inipi provides sense of community Story and photos by Catherine Ross Hackwith said. “It takes Special to the Mountaineer the focus off of work and helps you let go of stuff Servicemembers, veterans and Family members and better focus on yourparticipated in a traditional Native American mission as a Soldier.”purification ceremony, called an Inipi, at the The purificationHe Ska Akicita “Warriors’ Sweat Lodge” at Turkey ceremony begins with aCreek Recreational Area Saturday. prayer offering made at The lodge, established in 1993 by two Fort the altar. Participants andCarson Soldiers and Michael Hackwith, a Lakota their supporters all joinspiritual leader and Marine veteran, is the first in this prayer. Those whoof its kind on any U.S. military installation and wish to pray inside thethe only one in Colorado, said Hackwith. The Inipi, crawl in on theirlodge supports members of Fort Carson, the U.S. hands and knees showingAir Force Academy, Peterson, Buckley and humility, with womenSchriever Air Force bases, Cheyenne Mountain on one side and men onAir Force Station and the U.S. Mint. the other. In the center is Citing the rarity of such a resource for service- a shallow pit into whichmembers, Hackwith encourages Soldiers, Airmen, hot stones are placed.Sailors and Marines to participate in this sacred rite. The lodge, which isWhile servicemembers, their Families and veterans framed with willowhave priority, Department of Defense civilians and branches and coveredpeople of the community are also welcome. with blankets, is sealed “We don’t turn anyone away,” Hackwith said. so no light may enter.“We let any and all faiths participate.” Hackwith and his wife, Lakota spiritual leader Michael Hackwith, second from While the Inipi is a Lakota ceremony, other Wendy Chunn-Hackwith, lead participants in right, leads in singing and playing the drum while the stonesNative American nations have adopted it, Hackwith traditional prayers and songs in their native languages. are heated in the fire pit behind them, in preparation forsaid. Among the two dozen participants in Water is poured on the stones to create steam. the Inipi Saturday at Turkey Creek Ranch.Saturday’s ceremony, Lakota, Cherokee, Choctaw, Following four rounds of prayers and songs, withMissouri-Otoe, Blackfoot, Crow and Yup’ik were brief breaks in which the tent is opened up to does not allow them to participate in coedrepresented, as well as non-Native Americans. allow more hot stones to be added, participants ceremonies, so she and her husband plan to add Nestled on an isolated parcel of land within are dripping with perspiration from head to toe. men-only and women-only ceremonies to theLytle Pond, the sweat lodge is surrounded by “Your mind is going to say it’s too hot,” schedule. There are others that use the sacred rite ofthe sights and sounds of nature. Hackwith said, emphasizing that safety takes Native American Church. Although it is a different “We are out in the middle of nowhere,” precedence. He ensures that participants are well ceremony and would not occur inside the Inipi, it hydrated before and after the ceremony, can become available, if needed. which lasts no more than two hours. “I enjoy learning about other cultures and not “We don’t do any Mickey Mouse stuff. just on a day-to-day basis, but also how they gain There’s no peyote. We’re here to pray.” strength,” said Lt. Col. David Cushen, 4th Inf. “If you focus on your prayer in there, Div. Equal Opportunity program manager, who and not the heat, you’ll be all right,” participated in the Inipi, Saturday. “This experience said (Chap.) Capt. Joe Moffitt, U.S. was intense, to say the least. It’s a physical and Army Garrison Fort Carson, and spiritual way toward healing. There is education sponsoring Chaplain for the Inipi. and growth in the experience.” “To Native American people, Red Feather, a Lakota and specialist in 1st community is critical. It is important Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade to be able to get away from the Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, imparted a pressures/stressors of military life and saying in his native tongue to sum up the Inipi be surrounded by those that share experience: “Mawayakan,” he said, which translates the same sense of belonging,” said to “We are all sacred.” Chunn-Hackwith. “But that sense The purification ceremony is performed at of community is what those Soldiers least twice a month or more, weather permitting. need, and they can get that here.” A special request can be made.A buffalo skull sits on the altar facing the entrance of the Lakota sweat She said there are some Native For more information, directions to the lodgelodge. It is believed buffaloes are creatures to emulate because they American servicemembers who would or to request a ceremony, contact the Hackwiths atare known to sacrifice themselves for their family. like to come to Inipi, but their culture 719-285-5240 or email HeSkaAkicita@gmail.com. A fire heats the stones to be placed in a pit inside the sweat lodge, which is framed with willow branches and covered with blankets to keep any light from entering.
  • 15. 16 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 16, 2012Veterans welcome new generation home Story and photo by Andrea Sutherland him, he brought a bag full of silver-colored coins guys come home to an empty house,” he said. Mountaineer staff with the VFW emblem on one side and the words Robert Czosnyka, a retired Air Force staff “Welcome Home” on the other. sergeant, echoed Lanier’s sentiments. Paige Lanier arrived at the Special Events “I left the service 40 years ago,” said Lanier. “I want to tell them, ‘Welcome back,’” he said.Center early, Monday. The former Army officer “I enjoy coming out and seeing the troops.” “Job well done.”dressed up for the occasion – gray slacks, a blue Monday’s welcome home ceremony for troops Czosnyka joined the Air Force after servingblazer and his Veterans of Foreign Wars cap. With from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry in the Army. He fought in the Vietnam War. Division, held special significance “Nobody was there to greet me,” he said. for Lanier. The Soldiers arrived “I was just by myself. That’s how it was.” one day after Veterans Day, a “All of us should take responsibility to Paige Lanier, time when many in the nation welcome home Soldiers,” said Gloria Otwell, Veterans of honor members of the military department conductress for the VFW Ladies Foreign Wars for their service and sacrifice. Auxiliary. “In the past, when Soldiers haven’trepresentative, “I always celebrate Veterans been welcomed home, it takes them years to salutes the Day,” said Lanier, who retired from recover and some never recover.”U.S. flag during the Army as a captain, serving with Otwell said her husband and brother are a welcome 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery both veterans.home ceremony Regiment, in Vietnam. “My brother served in Vietnam,” she said.for troops from One of 12 children, Lanier “He returned feeling like nobody cared.” 4th Brigade and five of his brothers served Otwell has served as an auxiliary member of Combat Team, in the military, fighting in World the VFW for seven years, seeing her work as her 4th Infantry War II, Korea and Vietnam. His contribution to supporting the troops. 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  • 16. Nov. 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 17 Health wiseBronchiolitis, RSVDifficulty breathing could mean more than flu Commentary by Tess Cox fall or late spring. These conditions aches. Usually, there is no sore can help loosen thick mucus or Pediatric hospitalist, Evans Army are not the flu. Short for the influenza throat and it primarily affects phlegm in the nose and lungs. Community Hospital virus, flu symptoms are fever, cough, babies and children younger than 5. Many times, babies come to the sore throat and body aches all over. Premature babies are at the highest emergency department with low It’s not just the lower temperatures Some people even call it the “Mack risk of infection; they require oxygen counts and improve after athat give parents the chills during this Truck Syndrome,” because you feel monthly shots to protect them from simple application of saline withtime of year. The thought of a little like you’ve been hit by one of those hospitalization or death. a little bit of suction. This is easy toone coughing and crying can also massive vehicles. These conditions start out with do at home and avoid an Emergencysend a shiver up the spine. Bronchiolitis is a condition that average cold symptoms and there is Department visit. Be careful though Bronchiolitis and respiratory occurs in the smaller airways of babies no way to predict if it will progress to — too frequent suctioning can causesyncytial virus season most commonly and young children. A virus infects bronchiolitis. Coughing is a normal more swelling and congestion in theruns January-April but it is possible the lungs and causes swelling and symptom of both. Often, babies and nose. The recommended procedurefor children to have symptoms in early inflammation of the airways. Some children have significant congestion is to wash often, but keep suctioning children will seem to have a in their noses and upper airways. to a minimum. lot of chest congestion and Since babies don’t really breathe Children with a coughing, while others will also have trouble breathing, resulting in lower oxygen levels in the through their mouths until around age 2, they may continue to try and breathe past significant nasal congestion. The When to go to a doctor Despite these efforts, if children begin to work hard to breathe — family member body. With the higher altitude and lower oxygen levels in the “rattling” that occurs from this may be transmitted to the chest, making it acting as if they can’t catch or take a deep breath, or if their chest sinks in who smokes, a air in Colorado, bronchiolitis can cause significant breathing seem as though they have developed an infection in the lungs. between their ribs with each breath, then the child should be evaluated family history problems for little ones. RSV is a germ that can cause significant upper respiratory Treatment Simply using a humidifier and by its primary care manager or in the Emergency Department as soon as possible. If the baby’s lips, hands or of asthma or a congestion and cold symptoms. It may also result in wheezing, nasal saline applications frequently can often loosen up the thick, sticky feet begin to turn blue, call 911. Diagnosis of RSV is done by sibling who had spasms and sickness in the lungs. This is a more severe form of bronchiolitis. secretions that plug the upper airways and nasal passages and allow children to sneeze or cough them out. Here washing out the baby’s nose with saline, suctioning the moistened mucus from the nose and conducting bronchiolitis/RSV Symptoms in Colorado, the air is so dry that secretions thicken pretty quickly. a lab test on the phlegm. There is very little difference are at higher risk. Symptoms of both bronchiolitis and RSV may or Staying on top of congestion can lessen a baby’s work to breathe. In in treatment between RSV and See RSV on Page 21 may not include fever or body addition, keeping a child hydrated Gentle Dental Care Howard Short, D.M.D. Accepting United Concordia Insurance for military families! Botox and Dermafill Treatment Available! CALL FOR APPOINTMENT! 719-574-7631 5739 Constitution Ave. (SW corner Constitution and Powers next to Walgreens) CARE CREDIT ACCEPTED MULTICAM® GORTEX GEN II ECWS PARKS $149.95 TROUSERS $99.95 glenn’s army surplus 114 e. mill st. • 634-9828 www.glennsarmysurplus.com
  • 17. 18 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 16, 2012High Morale at PW Camp Editor’s Nov. 11, 19 note: This article, pMakes Operation Smooth 4 e of Fort C arson’s 70 ub observanc 3, Mountaineer, is b lished in the eing reprin th annivers ted in aryPrisoners Work Hard During Day But Have AmpleTime for Recreation and Education; Run Own Paper Morale of Prisoners-of-War in an internment stock as the Army’s post exchanges.camp means the difference between a troublesome Every night you will find a baseballand a smooth running camp. Prisoners with high game, soccer game or a football gamemorale make it possible to run a camp with the least going on somewhere in the compound.amount of personnel, thereby being an aid to our Those games are arranged by a Germanever increasing manpower shortage problem. For prisoner with the title of “Sports Leader.”this reason, the Army officers and men running He is in charge of all sports and it isthe Camp Carson Interment Camp, commanded by his job to see that every company inLt. Col. Eugene N. Frakes, extend all their efforts the camp has a team to compete in theto attain the highest morale possible. That they games and tournaments held throughhave succeeded at the Carson Internment Camp the week. The United States Army hasis borne out by the fact that the morale of the a fund for sports equipment, but theGermans interned at Carson is unbelievably high. officials at the Carson Internment After working hours, each day the German Camp didn’t wait until the equipmentPrisoners-of-War have quite a few hours to pass arrived to start their sports program.away before retiring. To fill this time with enjoyable When the camp first opened, theyand educational recreation is the aim of the camp went to see Father Kelley of the Saintofficials and the Germans in charge within the Mary’s Church in Colorado Springs,compound, for in doing this, they do not chance who was able to donate enough equipment to getthe adage that “an idle mind breeds contempt.” them started. Equipment was also sent to Carson In each of the three compounds in the Carson by the Archbishop of Denver, Urban J. Vehr,Internment Camp is located a canteen where the International Red Cross, YMCA, and other the best and most understandable parts fromprisoners can purchase all of their personal organizations of that type. When the majority of all the shows and put them into a revue to benecessities and a few of the luxuries of life. Here the prisoners had arrived, they chipped in from two shown for the American officers and men of thethey are able to purchase cigarettes, cigars, cokes, to five cents each to buy more equipment. internment camp. For this revue, the prisonerscandy, beer, toothpaste and many other items that One of the smaller buildings has been set aside printed programs in English and explained allmake life more enjoyable. All of the canteens are for woodworking. The room is equipped with hand parts that would be difficult for the Americans tomanaged by prisoners under the supervision of the saws, jigs, and other implements used in woodcraft. understand. This effort was indeed proof, if proofCamp Carson Post Exchange Officer, Maj. Raymond The men have constructed many pieces of furniture is needed, of the morale among the prisonersHargraves. In the front part of these canteens is that are used throughout the camp. Some of the interned at Camp Carson.situated a barber shop operated by the prisoners. men have been assigned to regular duty at the Each night, classes in English, shorthand, woodshop while others work there as a hobby. mathematics, geology, blue printing, radio, andPseudo Beer Gardens. many other subjects are held. Among the prisoners The prisoners have added a touch of old Prisoners’ Theater. are college professors, high school, and gradeGermany to the canteens by decorating them to look In one of the empty barracks, the Germans school teachers who conduct these classes. Oncelike beer gardens. All of the decorations, chairs and have constructed a stage, made many backdrops, a week formal lectures are given, frequently with atables in the canteen were made by the prisoners in built in lights and managed to make seats from capacity attendance of 400. Many of the prisonersthe woodcraft shop. Prisoners purchasing products scrap wood found in the camp. When this was all are taking advantage of these classes to finishin the canteen use cantonment tickets which they finished they had a theater, not large, but complete. their education or to improve upon it.receive as part of their pay for their work in After the final touches had been put to the theater,the Carson Quartermaster Laundry and other places, they began to write script, music, form a band and Weekly Newspaper.on and off the post. Those managing the canteens have had a show running every week since the One of the major factors contributing to theuse the same tickets to re-stock their shelves and first production in early summer. morale of the prisoners is their newspaper, “Dieto re-purchase. Those canteens carry much the same At the end of their summer season, they took PW Woche” or “The Prisoners-of–War (Weekly).” This paper is published, composed, circulated and paid for by the German prisoners. The cost of the paper is 15 cents per month, payable in advance! The cantonment tickets used by the prisoners to purchase the newspaper are used by the publishers to purchase the ink, paper, rent a mimeograph machine and purchase such civilian publications as the New York Times, Life, Time, Readers Digest and many other reference sources. On the front page of the paper the prisoners are given a trip back home, figuratively speaking, with a poem or the saying of some German. Throughout the paper, which is printed in German, is spread war news, stories of this part of the country, short stories, jokes, pin-up girls, theater news, important announcements, puzzle page, cartoons, and editorial See History on Page 22 It’s the opening number in the revue given for the American officers and men of the Internment Camp by the German Prisoners-of-War interned at Camp Carson. The parts of their summer shows that the Germans thought were understandable by the American soldiers were combined to make this production.
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  • 19. 20 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 16, 2012Claims to the estate community members to contact emergency personnel by calling 911 instead of drivingSpc. Karen Mamo — With deepest regret to the personal vehicles to the emergency room. In the Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims event of a life- or limb-threatening emergency, against or indebtedness to her estate should skilled paramedics and ambulance crew will be contact 2nd Lt. Zachariah Owens at 918-404-1665. able to administer critical care and aid. Contact the Emergency Department at 526-7111 forUpcoming events more information. New prescription policy — All handwrittenInformation technology meeting — The next prescriptions from a TRICARE network provider meeting IT working group meeting will be held will be filled at the Soldier and Family Care on Dec. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at McMahon Auditorium. Center located adjacent to and east of Evans Army Personnel will be updated on the latest and Community Hospital. When calling in for refills upcoming IT changes affecting everyone and on those prescriptions, beneficiaries will continue those with elevated privileges. This meeting is to use the SFCC. A dedicated refill window in this open to all Fort Carson personnel. facility will reduce wait time. The SFCC pharmacySanta’s Workshop — The Mountain Post Spouses is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to Club hosts the annual Santa’s Workshop to 5 p.m. The pharmacy is located on the first floor benefit Soldiers and Families struggling financially. near the east entrance of the facility; park in the The club is seeking monetary and toy donations as “G” lot, east of the building. Call 719-503-7067 well as volunteer elves to assist in set up, shopping or 719-503-7068 for more information. and cleanup. Santa’s Workshop runs Dec. 3-7, 2-1-1 data expands to two counties — The Pikes but preparations are already taking place. Contact Peak Area Council of Governments has partnered mtnpostsantasworkshop@gmail.com or mpsws. with Pikes Peak United Way to include 2-1-1 data volunteercoordinator@gmail.com for information. for El Paso and Teller counties in the Network of Care for servicemembers, veterans and theirGeneral announcements Families. The service directory component of the Network of Care now includes more than 1,500Network Enterprise Center Help Desk Closure — local resources to assist the military community, The NEC Customer Service Center will be closed service providers and others. Visit http://pikespeak. on Nov. 23. The NEC Customer Service Center networkofcare.org for more information. will be available for emergency IT services Share-a-Ride — is a free online car pool coordination only by calling 526-2270. to and from post, as well as van pool options,IMCOM recruits — Installation Management typically for those commuting 30 or more miles to Command is currently recruiting junior and post. Riders are matched based on their origination mid-level employees to participate in a and destination points, as well as days and times Developmental Assignment Program. DAP is of travel. Users specify whether they are offering a designed to support functional and leadership ride, need a ride or if they are interested in sharing training, which is one of the essential pillars of driving duties. When a “match” is found, users the HQ, IMCOM Campaign Plan LOE 3. Eligible are notified immediately of rider options, allowing applicants are IMCOM appropriated-fund them to contact and coordinate ridesharing within employees (GS7-GS13) and nonappropriated minutes. Access the ride-share portal by visiting fund employees (NF-5 and below, in positions http://www.carson.army.mil/paio/sustainability.html. comparable to GS7 through GS13). The DAP Vanpools — Vanpools serve commuters who Nutrition counseling and classes — The is based on a systematic plan specializing in travel on Interstate 25, Powers Boulevard, Evans Army Community Hospital Nutrition Care developmental assignments through various Security-Widefield and Fountain. Vanpool costs Division offers nutrition counseling on a healthy functional areas for a period of up to 60 days. for Soldiers and civilians may be reduced (or free) diet, weight loss or gain, high cholesterol, The program provides multifunctional training when using the Army Mass Transit Benefit subsidy. hypertension, diabetes, sports nutrition and other and assignments to strengthen the experience The program provides the van, maintenance and nutrition-related diseases or illnesses. Nutrition of employees and prepare them for broader repairs, insurance, fuel and has an Emergency classes include heart-healthy/lipid, weight loss, responsibilities, improve organizational Ride Home feature. Go to http://tinyurl.com/ pregnancy nutrition, commissary tour/healthy communication, and develop well-rounded FtCarsonVanPool for further details, and to reserve shopping and sports nutrition. To schedule an personnel. Applications can be obtained by a spot. Contact Anneliesa Barta, Sustainable Fort appointment, call the TRICARE appointment contacting your organization’s training coordinator Carson at 526-6497 or email anneliesa.m.barta. line at 719-457-2273. To register for a class, or the Workforce Development Program. ctr@mail.mil for more information. call the Nutrition Care Division at 526-7290.UCCS scholarships — The University of Colorado Take Off Pounds Sensibly — meets in the Grant Colorado Springs will offer scholarships for Ongoing events Library conference room Thursdays. Weigh-in past and current servicemembers interested in is from 5-5:45 p.m. and the meeting is from pursuing degrees in science, technology, Yard sales — can be held on post the first and 6-7 p.m. Annual membership fee is $26 and engineering or mathematics. Contact Jennifer third Saturday of the month through December. includes the TOPS magazine. Monthly dues Fisher at 719-255-3460 for more information. Visit Post residents set up their items in front of are $5. Call Norma Rook at 719-531-7748 or http://finaidse.uccs.edu/scholgate.shtml to apply. their homes. Single Soldiers and Families TOPS at 800-932-8677 for more information.EFMP — The Exceptional Family Member who reside off post can set up in the building Pregnancy and Parenting Portal — A portal from Program at Evans Army Community Hospital 5510 parking lot. Yard sales are organized and TriWest Healthcare Alliance connects military has new hours of operation Monday-Thursday conducted by the Installation Mayoral Program, Families to helpful information for various stages from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Overseas screenings the Directorate of Public Works Housing of pregnancy, as well as for adoption. Different will be conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Liaison Office and the Balfour Beatty Family from other pregnancy sites, the TriWest portal The EFMP office is located in the Pfc. Eric P. Housing Office. Call the Mayoral Program offers information on TRICARE coverage Woods Soldier Family Care Center, Pediatric at 526-8303 or Army Community Service at and locating a nearby military clinic. Access Clinic lobby, Room 2103. Contact the EFMP 526-4590 for more information. the site at http://www.triwest.com/pregnancy. Department at 526-7805 for more information, Seeking speakers — The Fort Carson Public Affairs No-show policy — A “Commander’s AppointmentCar wash construction — In an effort to improve its Office is seeking Soldiers, Family members and Policy” affects all TRICARE beneficiaries who services, the Mountain Post Car Wash is undergoing civilians from Fort Carson to speak about their receive health care services on Fort Carson construction to upgrade an automatic bay to an work, training and varied experiences to public and at the Premier Army Health Clinic. express wash. The facility remains open 24-hours organizations throughout the Pikes Peak region. Multiple no-shows could result in the stopping for business and the staff will do its best to accom- Speakers must be well-qualified professionals of medical services; Soldiers requiring unit modate customers during construction. Contact Mike who know how to capture and maintain an escorts to future appointments; patients may Jimenez at 719-226-2850 for more information. audience’s attention for 20-30 minutes. Speakers have to sign a statement acknowledging theyTRICARE online access — TRICARE patients should be comfortable speaking to businesses, understand the ramifications of multiple will no longer be able to access online accounts professional organizations, community leaders, no-shows; a letter may be sent to the Soldier’s with MHS/iAS username and password. civic groups and schools. Contact Bennie unit when he or his Family member has Users must either use a registered Department Jackson at 526-9849 or 526-5996. multiple no-shows or cancellations; retirees of Defense Common Access Card or register Al-Anon meetings — Al-Anon is a 12-step with multiple missed appointments, “left without for a DOD Self-Service Logon. Visit: program for families and friends of alcoholics being seen,” or cancellations may have their www.dmdc.osd.mil/identitymanagement. Patients (admitted or not). Meetings take place in the locations of care changed. To cancel appointments may also receive personal assistance in creating conference room of The Colorado Inn at during weekdays, beneficiaries can call the an account by visiting the TRICARE Service 6 p.m. every Monday. Attendance is free and TRICARE appointment line 719-457-2273 or Center at Evans Army Community Hospital or anyone can attend these open, anonymous 866-422-7391 weekdays from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Veterans Affairs Regional Office. meetings. Contact Al-Anon Service Center at Appointments made through TRICARE onlineAmbulance service — Fort Carson officials urge 719-632-0063 for information. can be canceled at http://www.tricareonline.com.
  • 20. Nov. 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 21 TIPSRSVfrom Page 17 It’s important to note that children with a family member who smokes, a Sustainability family history of asthma or a siblingbronchiolitis. It’s based on the severity of who had bronchiolitis/ RSV are at higherthe child’s symptoms and its oxygen count. risk for hospitalization.Premature babies may need special care. If your baby was premature and is NovemberNearly all diagnosed cases will receive a younger than 2, you should contact yourshort course of steroids, either by IV or by primary care provider as soon as possiblemouth. Appropriate doses of steroids based to see if they qualify for the preventative Net zero waste —on the child’s weight can decrease swellingand inflammation in the lungs and help Synagis monthly shots. These shots should begin in mid- to late-November. America Recycles Monthchildren improve. Not every bad cold ends up • One recycled aluminum can saves enough energy Children whose oxygen level is low becoming bronchiolitis or RSV. Keepingwhile they are awake usually have to be the upper airways clear of mucus, to power a television or computer for three hours.hospitalized so a close eye can be kept on using a humidifier regularly for sleeping • Recycle cardboard, plastics, glass, paper andtheir oxygen levels. Nasal saline washes and carefully watching your child can aluminum at the Recycle Center, building 155, orare done in the hospital for babies who help determine if it’s a regular, badare admitted since they need to keep cold or if it has progressed to difficulty the drop-off location at the Exchange.their upper airways clear. Otherwise, breathing. Keep babies and children • Repair, refurbish and reuse still usable items.if oxygen levels are sufficiently high, hydrated; this will help keep their lungs • Donate reusable items, like clothing and furniture.children may be treated at home with healthier and help fight infection in thefollow-up by their clinic medical provider. dry winter climate. 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 My one reason? To show I care about my community. You only need one reason to donate plasma. Find out how becoming a plasma donor can make a difference for patients and help you earn extra money. As a new donor, you can earn up to $100 this week. Biomat USA 3776 Airport Road Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (719) 380-6991 In addition to meeting the donation criteria, you must provide a valid photo I.D., proof of your current address and your Social Security or immigration card to donate. Must be 18 years of age or older to donate. TAXI Digital Dispatch 24/7 Friendly Service Safe & Reliable Lowest Rates Online Reservations Professional Drivers 719-444-8989 SPRINGS CAB, LLC www.springtaxicab.com info@cspringscab.com
  • 21. 22 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 16, 2012 Photo by Catherine Ross Keeping warm Volunteers from the Mountain Post Spouses Club and Warriors’ Warehouse distributed will be donated to a local charity, with the rest made available at organize coats prior to a winter coat drive for Fort Carson military Families the Warriors’ Warehouse. The drive is a joint effort between the MPSC and Nov. 8 at the Special Events Center. Students from Carson Middle School and Warriors’ Warehouse. “It’s about working together on this post,” said Warrior Patriot Elementary School also assisted with the distribution of approximately Warehouse Executive Director Ranya Kelly. “We’re excited about having this as 2,000 new and used coats donated to the annual drive. A portion of coats not an ongoing project.”History and tongue. He was commissioned anfrom Page 18 officer in the Army in June of this year and for the six years previous was assistant to Morale isenlightenment. Seventy-five per-cent of the pastor of a church in Manchester, Conn. bound to bethe prisoners subscribe to the paper. The chaplain states that only two per high when One of the most important men in the cent of the prisoners confess that they the stomachinternment camp, as far as morale is have no belief in God. Four men who were is full. Hereconcerned, is Lt. V Hines, the chaplain. .J. studying to become Catholic priests and is shown aTo the prisoners in the camp, he is not an were drafted into the German army before batch ofenemy but their “Kaplan” and he probably they could complete their courses, are German madecomes in closer contact with the men now finishing their studies. Father Hines rolls just outinterned there than any other American. is more than pleased with the attendance of the oven. Chaplain Hines comes from New at the chapel for his services and the The messHaven, Conn. He was ordained a priest in services of the ministers of other religions halls in thethe Catholic Church after completing his who visit the camp. Camp Carsonstudies in Paris. While studying in Europe All of these morale building occupations Prisoners-of-Father Hines had a chance to visit every help keep the prisoners busy and a busy War Campcountry over there with the exception of mind hasn’t much time to brood or feel are run bySpain but couldn’t get the official OK sorry for itself. By keeping the men busy the Germanfrom the American consul because of the at these enjoyable occupations the officials prisoners andcivil war breeding. The chaplain was in at the Camp Carson Internment Camp are subjectMunich at the time of Adolf Hitler’s “blood have attained the highest morale they to inspectionpurge.” He spent three years in Germany and believe possible at the same time making by Campis very familiar with their habits, traditions life more bearable for those interned. officials. COLORADO BLUE CLIFF PHEASANTS Karval, Colorado “Top Dentists” New hunting experience style magazine 2012 in Colorado. 5280 Denver We have pheasants, 2010, 2011, 2012 Chukars and Bob White Quail DR. JAMES GRANT DR. MATT VANORMAN DR. BILL BERTSCH CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN DENTAL GROUP 866-726-1031 3605 Star Ranch Rd. Military Dental info@coloradobluecliffpheasants.com Colorado Springs (719) 576-3276 Insurance www.coloradobluecliffpheasants.com Accepted 80906 Delta, MetLife - TriCare
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  • 23. 24 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 16, 2012 Nov. 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 25 Soldiers celebrate Veterans Day By Sgt. Khori Johnson throughout state Noting nearly 20 percent of PPCC’s student body is 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs made up of active and retired military and spouses of Office, 4th Infantry Division active-duty servicemembers, retired Lt. Col. Wayne Artis, associate professor and co-chair, PPCC Department of History, Veterans Day has been a day of remembrance and said it was appropriate for the school to hold a ceremony reflection upon those who serve in the nation’s military Sunday to honor those who serve the nation in the military. since the federal holiday’s proclamation by President In addition to multiple ceremonies, companies within Woodrow Wilson in 1919. 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, marched in two During the four-day weekend, Soldiers from the 3rd parades Sunday that occurred simultaneously in different Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, participated cities. While Company D was marching in the Colorado in various Veterans Day celebrations, ranging from Springs Veterans Day parade, Company A was about 45 ceremonies to parades. miles away, marching in Pueblo’s Veterans Day parade. A color guard comprised One of the more unique of 3rd Special Troops events of the Veterans Photo by Spc. Robert Holland Battalion Soldiers presented Day weekend took placeAn honor guard from 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, the nation’s colors Sunday Sunday morning, whenrenders a 21-gun salute during a wreath-laying ceremony at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Saturday. during the Pike’s Peak Company A provided a colorThe Military Order of the Purple Heart, along with six other Veteran organizations laid wreaths on memorials Community College guard to post the nation’sthroughout the park in memory of those who have served. Veterans Day ceremony. colors, while Chap. (Maj.) Ralph Bieganek, brigade chaplain, gave the invocation during a ceremony at the Staff Sgt. George Royal Gorge Route Railroad Vasquez, Company station in Cañon City. A, 1st Battalion, The ceremony was 8th Infantry followed by discount pricing Regiment, 3rd for a train excursion for Brigade Combat veterans, active-duty military, Team, 4th Infantry reservists and National Guard Division, renders members and one guest. honors to the U.S. “It’s a nice opportunity for flag during a us to extend a discount to our presentation of veterans,” said Steve Kaverman, colors at the Pikes Royal Gorge Route Railroad Peak Veterans general manager. “It’s a good Council Veterans chance for (Soldiers) to enjoy Day Ceremony, something that they may not Sunday. The have had a chance to do, so we ceremony was just wanted to take advantage held at the of this time of the year.” Retired Enlisted The “Iron” Brigade Association and also facilitated a number of honored Canada’s festivities in honor of the Remembrance Day. brave servicemembers who Photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Jelle have served the nation. Photo by Spc. Robert HollandMembers of the 4th Infantry Division Association,place a wreath at the memorial for Fort Carson’sfallen Soldiers during a wreath-laying ceremonyat Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Saturday.The Military Order of the Purple Heart, alongwith six other Veteran organizations laidwreaths on memorials throughout the park inmemory of those who have served. Soldiers from Company D, 1st Photo by Sgt. Khori Johnson Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, The Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, color 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th guard marches in unison to post the colors during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Royal Gorge Route Railroad Infantry Division, march by the station in Cañon City, Sunday. main stage and spectator area during the Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade, Saturday. Photo by Spc. Robert Holland Layout by Jeanne Mazerall
  • 24. 26 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 16, 2012 Photo by Andrea Sutherland Giving back Soldiers organize bags of food donated to the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and Directorate of Emergency Services. Borrelli said community members donated Sergeants Major Association, Tuesday, to hand out to Soldiers and Family members more than 700 boxes of stuffing, 2,400 cans of vegetables and roughly 550 desserts in need this holiday season. Volunteers collected food and monetary donations outside throughout the four-day food drive. The drive also raised more than $2,100, which the Fort Carson Commissary Nov. 3-4 and Saturday-Sunday. “The Fort Carson will be used to purchase turkeys for basket recipients. Borrelli said any money left community has been overwhelming this year,” said Sgt. Maj. Mike Borrelli, over would be donated to the Santa’s Workshop. Now accepting appointments in our new location. COLORADO SPRINGS 660 South Pointe Court, PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Suite 100 719-596-2097 Little People, Big Smiles DON’T JUST SIT ME IN ANOTHER DESK. S ANOTH DESK HER Welcoming New Patients Technology with a Caring Touch TEACH ME TO STAN OUT M STAND OUT. ND Specialized treatment planning for all ages Treatment under conscious sedation and general-anesthesia Digital radiography for pinpoint treatment plans and reduced radiation exposure Jeff Kahl, DDS At CTU we know the sacrifices you make. Your education Parents can stay with children during treatment Derek Kirkham, DDS shouldn’t be one of those sacrifices. We offer support Most insurance accepted including Military and Medicaid Zachary Houser, DMD designed specifically for current and veteran Army personnel 719-596-2097 (719) 522-0123 and their families. 660 South Pointe Court, Suite 100 9480 Briar Village Point, Suite 301 www.cspediatricdentistry.com Visit our Admissions Advisor every Thursday at the Education Center Visit our Admissions Advisor every Thursday at the Education Center Call 877.906.6555 Visit coloradotech.edu /militar y or Text MILITARY to 94576 for more info * Not all credits eligible to transfer. See the university’s catalog regarding CTU’s transfer credit policies. Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at www.coloradotech.edu/disclosures. Not all programs are available to residents of all states. CTU cannot guarantee employment or salary. 88-31810 0304353 07/12
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  • 26. 28 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 16, 2012 By Susan C. Galentine engineering technician. The remaining provides the following tips for facilityNatural gas Directorate of Public Works public relations In anticipation of winter bringing facilities are heated using a high-temperature hot water system. “Our natural gas distribution system was part of the original design occupants should they encounter a possible gas leak: 4 Do not turn any lights off or on 4 Do not operate any electricalprovides freezing temperatures to Colorado, installation furnaces will soon hum to life to keep Fort Carson residents and staff warm. One hundred seventy two miles of Fort Carson. Natural gas was a much cheaper energy source for heating over the past 60 years and continues to be a reliable and readily available resource,” said Casey. devices 4 Do not use a telephone 4 Evacuate the area and call 911 once outside the building, using a cell phone or a phonesafe heating of piping comprise the natural gas distribution system that keeps Fort Carson buildings cozy during the colder months and hot water coming To ensure the safety of the system, the DPW base operations and maintenance contractor, Fort Carson Support Services, provides in another building. “Our natural gas has a distinctive odor similar to a rotten egg smell,” he said. “We ask our customers to callfor facilities, out of the faucet. Approximately 85 percent of the installation facilities, including housing, use natural gas for heating, supplied by Colorado Springs annual leak detection surveys on all underground piping. The natural gas system also has built-in safety devices, including gas regulator stations, facility regulators and 911 any time they suspect a gas leak.” Call the DPW Operations and Maintenance Divisionhomes Utilities, said Jim Casey, Directorate of Public Works Operations and Maintenance Division utility pressure-relief valves. While the system has a number of safeguards in place, Casey at 526-9243 for more information. Public Notice Watch Out, Colorado Springs! Southern Colorado Is Where It’s At! “We’re A Little Bit Country, & Little Bit Rock ‘N’ Roll” CONTACTS GLASSES 10% MILITARY DISCOUNT HAVE Must show ID YOU BEEN CHECKED RECENTLY? Wednesdays & Thursdays: Try Out Your Voice for $1000!!! Voted #1 Eye Care in Colorado Springs Qualify every Wed & Thur from 8-10pm The Independent & The Gazette One $1000 WInner Every 7 Weeks! WWW.ABBAEYECARE.COM Fridays: Country DJ 4331 Centennial Blvd. 4319 Integrity Center Point 1813 North Circle Drive 1130 Lake Plaza Drive Garden of the Gods & Centennial NW Corner of Powers & Barnes Circle & Constitution Lake Ave & Lake Plaza (next to Culvers) Learn to Line Dance! 635-2020 634-2020 632-2020 578-2020 Saturdays: Country Band Night (Most Saturdays) Optical Concessionaire at the Exchange for: Sundays: NFL TIcket Ft. Carson 576-5151 Air Force Academy 472-0524 Any Game Any Time! Peterson AFB 574-5252 Tricare & Medicare Providers Exams as young as 6 months of age 719- 382-5361 Colorado Publishing Company
  • 27. Nov. 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 29Be thankful with attitude of gratitudeCommentary by Chap. (Maj.) Glenn Palmer remember who I am (child of God) Officer in charge, Soldier’s Memorial Chapel and whose I am. I give thanks for a loving, just and life-giving “When you have eaten your fill, praise the Lord God. Each day and everyyour God for the good land he has given you. But relationship is so fragile andthat is the time to be careful! Beware that in your so precious and a gift from God.plenty you do not forget the Lord your God.” In response to God’s— Deuteronomy 8:10-11a. saving grace, I give Many years ago I started my military career asan enlisted Marine, just 17 years old and days out thanks and I am humbled by it and “The grass withers,of high school. Our senior drill instructor, Staff in awe of it all.Sgt. White, who played the “good cop,” wouldalways tell us, “There is your way, there is the On Thanksgiving Day — as we are the flower fadescivilian way, and there is ‘my way.’ ” Whose way do you think won out? That’s right, gathered around banquet tables with but the word of thehis way won out. And when all was said and done,our survival and growth depended upon his way friends and loved ones; as we are Lord lasts forever.”winning out. He humbled us and caused to realize filled; as we joyously — Isaiah 40:8through correction, rebuking and training, that when make gluttons ofall was said and done, that we were dependent on ourselves with turkeyhim and then on one another. and mashed potatoes and stuffing and cranberry The lesson learned from my senior drill sauce and pies, as we loosen our belts and settle ininstructor served me well in combat; when all else is for a nap and football — I pray that we are able to who forms and creates and has us as his own longstripped away, we simply have God and one another. slow down and be thankful, living with an attitude before we have or own anything. All comes fromThe Bible says, “The grass withers, the flower fades of gratitude in all we say and in all we do, to and God and moves back towards God. We are bornbut the word of the Lord lasts forever” Isaiah 40:8. for God and his grace. I pray we are able to humble naked and we will die naked. Everything in betweenFor that I am thankful. For God’s love and saving ourselves, not worshipping, but appreciating all is a gift from God and we say “thank you” when wegrace, to and for the God who gave and gives me our “stuff,” thanking God for what we have and receive a wonderful gift. All that we have and alllife, I am thankful. I give thanks to God for the who we are before God and others, and not taking that we are is from God and one day it is promisedgift of each day and for each waking breath. ourselves too seriously. we will go to our final home and resting place to Every morning when I wake, I cross myself; I Thanksgiving is a good time to thank the god be with God. For that, I give thanks and live thanks.Chapel briefsFacebook: Search “Fort Carson Chaplains (Religious Support Office)” for the latest Chapel Schedule events and schedules. ROMAN CATHOLICBethlehem Bash items needed: Unbroken turkey Day Time Service Chapel Location Contact Person breast bones; pinecones; plastic, six-pack can Saturday 4-45 p.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Saturday 5 p.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 holders; and paper grocery bags are needed Sunday 8:15-8:45 a.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 for this year’s Bethlehem Bash. Items can Sunday 9 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 be dropped off in room 133 at Soldiers’ Sunday 10:30 a.m. Religious education Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 Sunday 10:30 a.m. RCIA Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 Memorial Chapel. Contact Heidi McAllister Sunday 11 a.m. Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 at heidi.a.mcallister.civ@mail.mil for Mon-Fri 11:45 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Mon-Thurs noon Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 more information.Military Council of Catholic Women meets PROTESTANT Friday 4:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer, Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Soldiers’ Bible Study Memorial Chapel. For information call Sunday 9 a.m. Protestant Healer Evans Army Hospital Chap. Gee/526-7386 526-5769 or visit “Fort Carson Military Sunday 9 a.m. Communion Service Provider Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Landon/526-2803 Sunday 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Council of Catholic Women” on Facebook. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Heidi McAllister/526-5744Knights of Columbus, a Catholic group for Sunday 11 a.m. Protestant Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 men 18 and older, meets the second and fourth Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Ursula Pittman/503-1104 Sunday 10 a.m. Chapel NeXt Veterans Magrath & Titus Chap. Palmer/526-3888 Tuesday of the month at Soldiers’ Memorial Sunday 2:30-4:30p.m. Youth ministry Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Chapel. Call 526-5769 for more information. Tuesday 9:30 a.m. PWOC Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316Protestant Women of the Chapel meets Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Soldiers’ Memorial JEWISH Fort Carson does not offer Jewish services on post. Contact Chap. (Lt. Col.) Fields at 503-4090/4099 for Jewish service and study information Chapel. Free child care is available. Email carson@pwoc.org or visit PWOC Fort Carson ISLAMIC SERVICES on Facebook for details. Fort Carson does not offer Islamic services on post. Contact the Islamic Society at 2125 N. Chestnut, 632-3364 for information.Deployed Spouses Group meets for fellowship, food and spiritual guidance Wednesday at (FORT CARSON OPEN CIRCLE) WICCA 5 p.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel Sunday 1 p.m. Provider Chapel, Building 1350, Barkeley and Ellis ftcarsonopencircle@gmail.com Fellowship Hall. Call COLORADO WARRIORS SWEAT LODGE Cecilia Croft at Meets once or twice monthly and upon special request. Contact Michael Hackwith or Wendy Chunn-Hackwith at 285-5240 for information. 526-5769 for more information.Latter Day Saints Soldiers: Weekly Institute Class (Bible study) is Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial are suicide survivors, meets the second Tuesday Spanish Bible Study meets at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Call 719-266-0283 of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Fallen Chapel Tuesday at 6 p.m. Contact Staff Sgt. or 719-649-1671 for Heroes Family Center, building 6215, 6990 Jose Varga at 719-287-2016 for details. more information. Mekong St. The group is open to members Jewish Lunch and Learn with Chap. (Lt. Col.)Heartbeat, a support group of all branches of service. Contact Richard Howard Fields takes place Wednesday for battle buddies, Family Stites at 719-598-6576 or Cheryl Sims at from noon to 1 p.m. at Provider Chapel. For members and friends who 719-304-9815 for more information. more information, call 526-8263. Has someone in your organization recently received kudos? Contact Mountaineer staff at 526-4144 or email fcmountaineer@hotmail.com.
  • 28. 30 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 16, 2012Administrative reprimands document Reviews determineSoldiers failure to meet expectations promotion potential Legal Assistance Office m Refused to take, or failed, a test to determine Legal Assistance Office if alcohol is present in his system Reprimands are administrative tools that m Operated a vehicle with a blood alcohol Army Regulation 635-200 sets the policies and proce-commanders use to censure Soldiers for content greater than .08 or the applicable dures for the Army’s Qualitative Management Program.substandard personal conduct. state limit Under the QMP, an Army board periodically The Army expects Soldiers to demonstrate m Operated a vehicle after taking illegal drugs reviews the official files of noncommissioned officershigh moral character on and off duty. that are still present in his body staff sergeant and above to determine if the Soldier’sReprimands are appropriate when a Soldier While the issuance of a reprimand for these performance, conduct or potential for advancementfalls short of this expectation. offenses is mandatory, AR 190-5 does not require meet Army standards. The Uniform Code of Military Justice such reprimands to be filed in a Soldier’s Soldiers who do not meet these standards may beauthorizes the issuance of reprimands and OMPF. The Department of the Army Suitability denied continued service and involuntarily discharged.provides that reprimands may be issued in Evaluation Board has the authority to review a When making a determination, the QMP boardconnection with judicial or nonjudicial Soldier’s OMPF and order transfer of unfavorable reviews the performance microfiche of the Soldier’spunishment. While administrative reprimands information from a Soldier’s performance Official Military Personnel File, personnel qualificationare not punishment, they may be filed in a microfiche to his restricted microfiche. record, official photograph and other documents.Soldier’s Official Military Personnel File. As promotion boards only In addition, the QMP board considers Filing of a reprimand is the most important review the performance fiche of the following factors:consideration for a career Soldier. There are two a Soldier’s OMPF, a transfer m Moral and ethical conductpossible filing options — a Soldier’s local file or to the restricted fiche can incompatible with the values ofthe OMPF. Filing a reprimand in a Soldier’s local be beneficial for the career the NCO Corps and Army ethicfile has no long-term effect on the Soldier’s career, Soldier. In order to have a m Lack of potential to performas the reprimand will be destroyed once the Soldier reprimand transferred, the NCO duties in current gradeis reassigned. On the other hand, filing a reprimand petitioning Soldier must m A decline in efficiency and performance asin a Soldier’s OMPF may be career ending. establish that transfer is in the reflected by the Soldier’s NCO Evaluation Reports Army Regulation 600-37 sets the procedures best interest of the Army and or failure of NCO Education System coursesfor filing unfavorable information in a Soldier’s that the reprimand’s intended m Recent or continuing disciplinary problemsOMPF. The regulation allows only general officers purpose has been served. The petitioning Soldier Soldiers selected for denial of continued service byto make such filings after providing the Soldier an must be a staff sergeant or above, one year must the QMP board are notified via a memorandum fromopportunity to submit a rebuttal statement. have elapsed since filing of the reprimand, and the U.S. Army Enlisted Records and Evaluation Center Army Regulation 190-5 requires the issuance of the Soldier must have received one military commander. When notified, the Soldier is provideda reprimand for active-duty Soldiers if the Soldier: evaluation dated after the reprimand was filed. with administrative instructions and a copy of hism Is convicted for driving under the influence Contact the Legal Assistance Office at See QMP on Page 32 of alcohol or drugs 526-5572 for more information. Go green with Goodwill– in more ways than one. Not only will you recycle and reuse everything from hoes to hammers, you’ll save yourself a bunch of green. DiscoverMyGoodwill.org TriCare Prime offers off-base routine eye examination benefit! No out-of-pocket cost for an eye exam for glasses! referral is No Primary Care call for necessary. Simply . an appointment The doctors next to LensCrafters are contracted Tricare Prime Providers. They offer three convenient Colorado Springs Locations for eye examinations. Exam includes digital retinal imaging at no additional cost. Southside Between Northside 598-1392 548-8717 598-5068 TriCare Standard, TriCare Reserve and TriCare for Life also accepted. Prescriptions may be filled anywhere. Contact lens evaluation available for additional cost. Call for program details.
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  • 30. 32 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 16, 2012Quail hunting season under way Commentary by Chris Zimmerman span between 50-60 acres and are typically lacking QMP from Page 30 performance fiche and the documents the QMP board relied upon in Conservation law enforcement officer streams and dense growth. making the determination. Walking on the ground, the scaled quail forages in Soldiers denied continued service Quail season in Colorado began Saturday and the morning and the evening. Its omnivorous diet changes by a QMP board may file an appealextends into January. Although there are bobwhite quails with the season, but seeds are important year-round. within 60 days of completingalong the Arkansas River basin, the species most prevalent During the summer, green vegetation and insects provide Department of the Army Form 4941.in the area is the an important A Soldier is only allowed to submitscaled quail. source of moisture. one appeal and no request for “Scalies” are Quail are highly reconsideration of a denied appeal isa pale blue/gray social and live in authorized. When an appeal is filed,medium-sized bird groups of 20-30 each commander in the Soldier’sabout eight inches birds known as a chain of command, including thelong. The feathers covey. Scalies roost general court-martial conveningon their breast and on the ground, authority, will add substantivebelly are tipped usually in a circle comments regarding the Soldier’sin black and look with tails pointing performance and potential andlike scales. They inward. When dis- recommend approval or disapprovalare also easy to turbed, rather than of the Soldier’s appeal.identify by the flush upwards into A Soldier’s appeal may bepointed tuft of the air, these birds based upon either material errorwhite or cream prefer to run and or improved performance. Materialcolored feathers scatter, regrouping error usually exists whereatop their heads. to sit tight while the something has been misfiled in Scaled quail predator, or hunter, a Soldier’s OMPF. Improvedprefer drier passes. Only rarely performance, on the other hand,climates and will they choose simply means the Soldier hashabitat typically to fly very far. overcome the weakness cited byfound on the southeastern portions of Fort Carson. To hunt quail off post, hunters only need a small the QMP selection board and thatImmediate water sources don’t appear as important to game license; purchase of a migratory bird stamp is not separation is not in the best interestthe birds as cover, open areas and concealment. required. Most hunters prefer to use field loads with a of the Army. Favorable chain of Dry grasslands covered with native bunchgrasses are No. 7.5 or 8 shot fired from a 12- to 20-guage shotgun. command endorsements are crucialused for ground nesting, foraging and wintering. Four The daily bag limit is eight scaled quail and hunters for a successful QMP appeal.wing saltbush and sagebrush provide the brushy cover the can possess a total of 24 birds at any one time. Contact the Legal Assistancebirds need to protect themselves from predators and bad Visit http://fortcarson.isportsman.net for detailed Office at 526-5572 for moreweather. Cholla cactus patches provide excellent overhead information on hunting on Fort Carson and Piñon information on appealing ancover from raptors and coyotes. Their home ranges may Canyon Maneuver Site. adverse QMP determination. WA N T E D Small Coffee with purchase of FREE 2 We estern Burritos for $ 3. Bur Expires 12/31/12. Va only at participating U.S. McDonald’s® in Colorado alid p Springs, CO and surrounding areas. Prices may vary. Not valid with any other offer, discount, coupon or combo meal. Cash value 1/20 of 1 cent. Limit one r coupon per person per visit. Tax may apply. Price of required purchase posted on menu board. Coupon may not be transferred, auctioned, sold, copied or duplicated in any way or transmitted via electronic media. Valid when product a served. May not be valid for custom orders. © 2012 McDonald’s Become a fan of the Colorado Springs Business Journal on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CSBizJournal Get breaking news and headlines throughout the day, learn about upcoming events, special offers and more!
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  • 32. 34 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 16, 2012 Nov. 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 35 Miramont Castle Manitou Visitors leave Miramont Castle after a tour in November. Springs’ The castle is open to the public for tours. Victorian Castle Story and photos by Miramont Castle in Manitou Springs, was built in 1895 by Father Jean Baptiste Francolon as a residence for he and his mother. Romanesque, Flemish stepped Untold hours and dollars tribute to honor veterans from Parlor — which is open daily Nel Lampe gables, Venetian Ogree, have been spent on restoring the Civil War to present day. in summer. In the off-season, Mountaineer staff Byzantine, Moorish and the castle. Other collections and teas are available by reservation half-timber Chateau, It’s open to the public displays in the castle depict for groups of 10 or more, Miramont Castle was built as Jean Francolon’s father had for self-guided tours, using historic Manitou Springs call 884-4109. a personal residence for Father been a diplomat and the family a brochure provided. businesses and icons. Historic Miramont is decorated in Jean Baptiste Francolon and his lived in several countries. It is A couple of other photographs are throughout Victorian Christmas splendor mother, Marie Francolon. believed that Jean Francolon “museums” are in the castle. the castle. during the holiday season and When the castle was started designed Miramont using A Fire Department Museum is More than 24,000 visitors holds an annual “Victorian in 1895, Manitou Springs was a styles he had seen and liked. on the lower floor. Antique tour Miramont each year. Christmas” event Nov. 23-24, thriving health resort. With the The castle has about 40 and vintage fire department A gift shop on the fourth 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Homemade attraction of the town’s mineral rooms with features such as equipment from the Manitou floor has Victorian-era gifts cookies and hot cider will springs, luxury hotels and an hidden compartments and Springs Fire Department, from and souvenirs, including be served and there will be elegant bath house, two railroad tunnels. The castle is built 1880 to present day is displayed, reproduction dolls and lamps, holiday entertainment. connections brought well-to-do against a mountain and is including an antique hose cart. Victorian-style stationery, Admission for this special guests with steamer trunks filled secured to the mountain by A display of miniatures, cards, teacups and paper dolls. event is $10 for adults; with clothes for a lengthy stay. huge bolts. The castle has handcrafted by Doris Crawford, There’s a Christmas room children ages 6-15 are $7. Tourists enjoyed the windows in several styles. is a representation of Colorado with Victorian-era decorations Miramont Castle is open attractions around Manitou Some rooms have six Springs in the 1880s. It is also for sale. all year. Winter hours are Above: Miramont Castle has its own chapel, added by the Springs, such as the Cave of walls, others have eight walls displayed on the lower floor. Weddings, receptions and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday- Sisters of Mercy after they took over the castle. the Winds, the Pikes Peak Cog and one room has 16 walls. Another exhibit, “Spoils private parties for up to 50 Saturday. It is open Sundays Small weddings can be held in the chapel. Railway, the Garden of the There’s a room with an 18-foot of War,” includes uniforms, guests can be scheduled in from noon to 4 p.m. In summer, Left: The guest suite bedroom has 16 walls. Gods and a ride up Pikes Peak. high ceiling. photographs and souvenirs that Miramont, call 685-1011. the castle is open seven days a The suite includes The resort and the mineral When built, the castle had servicemembers have brought Miramont Castle also has week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. two closets, a waters also drew tubercular indoor plumbing, steam heat and back from war. This exhibit is a a tea room — the Queen’s Active-duty military bedroom, a bathroom patients and the town had electricity, unusual for its time. members with identification and another room. Below: “Spoils of War” is an sanitariums and summer Marie Francolon arrived at are admitted free at Miramont. exhibit in Miramont Castle. Local rental cottages. Miramont in Manitou Springs Family members pay normal citizens contributed the items on display. Jean Francolon, from France, was working with the with her own servants and furniture, including a bed Just the Facts admission: $8 for adults, $5 for ages 6-15, and children Catholic archbishop in Santa Fe that had been owned by the ages 5 and under are free. when he relocated to Manitou Empress Josephine of France. • TRAVEL TIME — 20 minutes To reach Miramont Castle, Springs because of ill health. After five years, the family take Colorado Avenue west, He became the parish priest abruptly left Manitou Springs • FOR AGES — anyone through Old Colorado City. for Our Lady of Perpetual for unknown reasons, leaving A few blocks later, Colorado Help in 1892. His first home their home and belongings • TYPE — castle Avenue becomes Manitou was near the castle, which he later donated to the Sisters of in the hands of a lawyer. The castle was vacant for • FUN FACTOR — ★★★★ (Out of 5 stars) Avenue, continue until reaching downtown Manitou Springs Mercy for a sanitarium. a few years before being taken • WALLET DAMAGE — $, FREE FOR SOLDIERS and take the traffic circle, He then built Miramont, over by the Sisters of Mercy, exiting at Ruxton Avenue. which means “look at the who used it as a sanitarium. $ = Less than $20 A street banner reads mountain.” Over the years, the castle “Miramont Castle,” follow Although built during the had many owners, and was $$ = $21 to $40 the signs. Miramont is at 9 Victorian era, Miramont was turned into apartments. $$$ = $41 to $60 Capitol Hill Ave. Park in one not built in Victorian style, but The property was in a of the lots provided and walk in a combination of nine other state of disrepair when it was $$$$ = $61 to $80 to the entrance. architecture styles: shingle-style acquired by the Manitou Springs (BASED ON A FAMILY OF FOUR) Grounds around the castle Queen Anne, English Tudor, Historical Society in 1976, are quite hilly and the domestic Elizabethan, saving it from demolition. castle has many steep stairs. Places to see in the Pikes Peak area.
  • 33. 36 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 16, 2012 •Brule is Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m., Dec. 11-12 at 2:30 p.m., and Nov. 25, GET Out •The Chorale’s “Deck the Hall” is Dec. 7. 27-28, Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 18-19 at 11:30 a.m. •Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2012 and 2:30 p.m. Call 265-7050 for reservations. is Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Space is limited. Glen Eyrie is at 3820 N. 30th •“The Nutcracker” with Colorado Youth Ballet St., just north of Garden of the Gods. is Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. •Craig Morgan and Phil Vassar Acoustic Fort Carson Community Theatre presents “A Christmas Tour is Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Christmas Chaos” in the Freedom Performing •National Ballet Academy of Denver: “An Arts Center Theater. Performances are Nov. 30,World Arena has the following events scheduled, Evening of Stars” is Dec. 16, at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15. All performances are call 520-7469 for tickets: tickets start at $28. at 7 p.m. Tickets are at Information, Tickets and • Harlem Globetrotters, Jan. 6. •Christmas Symphony is Dec. 23 at 8 p.m., Registration, 526-5366 and at the door. • Cirque du Soleil: Quidam, Jan. 9-13. tickets start at $19. •The Beach Boys perform Dec. 28. “Christmas Classics” concerts by the ChamberAir Force Academy concerts for the 2012-2013 Call 520-7469 for ticket information for the Orchestra of the Springs are Dec. 2 at 4:30 season include John Tesh Holiday Show Pikes Peak Center, at 190 S. Cascade, or visit and 7 p.m. Concerts Dec. 16 are at 4:30 and Dec. 7; “Nunset Boulevard” Feb. 1; “Midtown http://www.pikespeakcenter.com. 7 p.m. and Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. These concerts are Men” March 8; and “Rat Pack Show” April 19. at Glen Eyrie Castle, 3820 30th St. Tickets Call the box office at 333-4497. Concerts are in The Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., hosts a are $20, call 265-7050 for reservations. Arnold Hall; take the North Gate entrance. public free day Tuesday. The public is admitted free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with free guided Acoustic Eidolon plays and sings an evening ofColorado Springs Fine Arts Center announces tours at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call Christmas carols at Glen Eyrie Castle Dec. 18 its 2012-2013 theater season: “A Christmas 634-5583 for information. There’s a free and 19 at 7 p.m. Call 265-7050 for reservations. Story” is Nov. 29-Dec. 12; “Prelude to a Kiss,” parking lot in front of the center. The castle is at 3820 30th St., just north of the Jan. 31-Feb. 17; “Other Desert Cities” Garden of the Gods. March 14-31; “The Drowsy Chaperone” Royal Gorge Route Railroad’s Santa Express May 9-June 2; and “Jacques Brel is Alive and Train runs at 6 p.m. every Friday, Saturday “Nutcracker, the Ballet” is presented for the Well and Living in Paris” is June 20-30. Call and Sunday in November and Dec. 1-2, 6-9 and 13th year at the Arts Center Theater at the the box office, 634-5583. The Fine Arts Center 12-26 (except for Christmas Day). There’s also a Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe theater is at 30 W. Dale St. special noon departure Dec. 1-2, 8-9 and 15-24. Ave. in Pueblo. Performances by the Sangre The trip is 1.5 hours long. Children are served de Cristo Ballet, under the artistic directionBuell Children’s Museum in Pueblo has a complimentary hot cocoa and a cookie on the way of Stephen Wynne, are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29- new exhibit — the Old West comes alive and to the “North Pole” where Santa boards the train Dec. 1, and at 2 p.m. Dec. 3-4. Tickets are visitors are encouraged to “Discover the New and passes out gifts. Children are encouraged to $10; call 719-295-7200. For information, or Frontier.” The museum is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., wear pajamas. Prices in coach class are $22 for visit http://www.sangredecristoarts.org. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is $4 for adults ages 2-12 and $32 for adults. Tickets may be ($3 for military) and $3 for children. The upgraded to first class or Vista Dome for additional “Electric Safari at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo museum is at 315 S. Santa Fe in Pueblo. cost. Food packages are available for first class is in its 22nd year, Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 14-Jan. 1, and Vista Dome guests. Coach class passengers from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Electric Safari featuresThe “Little Shop of Horrors” is in Armstrong may purchase a meal from the concession car. more than a million sparkling lights, 40 animated Hall at Colorado College Saturday at 7 p.m. and Reservations are necessary. Call 888-724-5748 light sculptures and warming fires throughout Sunday at 2 p.m., presented by Colorado Springs or visit http://www.royalgorgeroute.com. the zoo. Interactive activities are in the Loft and Conservatory. Tickets are $10, call 577-4556. several animal exhibits are open during the event. Glen Eyrie has scheduled its Christmas Teas. Meet Santa in the Santa Zone and take a ponyPikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., has Served in the castle, the Christmas teas include ride, weather permitting. Admission for adults is the following events scheduled: Winter Palace Marzipan tea and Glen Eyrie $8.25 and $5.25 for ages 3-11. Active-duty and •Celtic Thunder is Sunday. House blend tea, hot crab dip with flatbread, red retired military personnel and their Families •“The Nutcracker,” presented by Colorado wheat berry salad with grilled shrimp, wonton receive $4.25 admission for Electric Safari Springs Philharmonic Orchestra, is Nov. 23-24 artichoke cups, fresh seasonal fruit, pumpkin by showing valid identification. Call 633-9935 at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m.; and Nov. 24-25 at 2 p.m. mousse torte cup with ginger, fruit cake cookies or visit http://www.cmzoo.org. The zoo is at Tickets begin at $29. and chocolate. 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  • 34. Nov. 16, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 37242nd EODovercomesrough start Story by Walt Johnson Mountaineer staff Most teams would probably get overlyconcerned starting the year off with three consecutivelosses, but that wasn’t the attitude of the 242ndExplosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 71stOrdnance Group (EOD) intramural football team. The team took on the attitude that football is agame that should be enjoyed and not taken seriously,said coach Andrew Ferra. He said the team started the season a littlerough, but has been playing well of late. The teamwas a little disorganized at the beginning of theseason, but after winning its last three games,it has began to hit its stride. Ferra said the team was trying to find its identityearly on since most of the players haven’t playedmuch together. He said it was really an issue of trustbecause everyone wanted to do everyone else’s jobbecause they didn’t know if they could trust theirteammates to be in the right place at the right time. “We were able to solve the issue of trust becausewe just decided to play the game like we work atour job each day. We know we have to depend oneach other at our day job and we are now bringingthat attitude to the football field,” Ferra said. Jason Stafford, left, 242nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group (EOD), receiver catches a The quarterback situation was not as good as it touchdown pass during intramural league play Tuesday at the Mountain Post football complex.needed to be for the team to take advantage of itsweapons, so David Guyette took over the position Guyette has proven to be the perfect fit for this fun playing the game and see where thattwo games ago in order to run the type of offense team. He is intelligent, can read defenses and has takes us. Everyone that comes out here thinksthe team wants to run. shown an ability to make the difficult plays when that they’re going to be the team that wins the “We think the best approach to playing flag needed, Ferra said. He also has taken on the role post championship, but we know that we mayfootball on offense is to come out and play street of a leader of the team who will not let his team not have that type of talent. We also knowball. We don’t try to run plays, we just get to the get too uptight about the games or worry about that we may not win the post championshipline of scrimmage and try to find openings in whether or not his team will be in position to play this year, but we want to make sure we spoilthe defense and hope that Guyette can find the the last game of the season. the season for a lot of people that think theyopen man,” Ferra said. “Our main goal is to come out and have will,” Guyette said.Mountaineer Sports Feature Intramural champs A member of the Blue Falcon intramural soccer team, center, fends off a 52nd Engineer Battalion player during the intramural soccer league championship game Nov. 7 at Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center. The Blue Falcon team jumped out to a three-goal first half lead and nearly surrendered a five-goal lead. The Engineers mounted a furious comeback from a 7-2 deficit late in the contest. The Engineer scored three goals to pull within two and put pressure on the Blue Falcon team before hitting the goal post on two shots in the last minute and a half. The Blue Falcon team withstood the furious rally to win the first intramural indoor soccer championship on post. Photo by Walt Johnson
  • 35. 38 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 16, 2012On the BenchPost to hold annualTurkey Trot event By Walt Johnson Mountaineer staff The Eagles will then have one more home game against Cheyenne Mountain Dec. 5 at 3:30 p.m. The The Directorate of Family and Eagles road schedule includes gamesMorale, Welfare and Recreation against Fountain Nov. 26 at 4 p.m.;staff holds its annual Turkey Trot and The Classical Academy Dec. 3 at10-kilometer run and five-kilometer 3:30 p.m. The Eagles will also hostrun/walk Saturday. a tournament Dec. 10 and 12. Held at the Special Events Center, The DFMWR Sports andthe free event begins with a Fitness Division will host the annual10-kilometer run at 8 a.m. and a five- Jingle Bell Run in December.kilometer event at 8:15 a.m. A turkey The event is a fun run that willraffle will be held in conjunction with begin and end at Iron Horse Sports andthe run. Both courses will be run on Fitness Center. There is no registrationa dirt running trail with the start and necessary to compete in the run,finish line at the Special Events according to DFMWR officials.Center. Baby strollers are authorized People interested in participatingon the dirt trails. The terrain consists in the event need only to show up atof steep hills and sharp turns so the facility prior to the 8 a.m. start time.jogging strollers fit for dirt terrain The event is free for post patronsare recommended. Register at the and will feature a five-kilometer run Photo by Amber ZuritaSpecial Events Center or any post and walk. DFMWR officials said infitness center. Contact Bill Reed at addition to the race there will be many Foot action524-1163 for more information. Family-based activities scheduled. A member of the 52nd Engineer Battalion coed soccer team, left, and the Medical The 2012 National Physique Fort Carson’s Thunder Alley Department Activity Preventive Medicine team, battle for the ball during actionCommittee METRX Rocky Bowling Center has special events in the coed championship game Monday at Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center.Mountain Bodybuilding, Fitness, on tap in November. The Engineers won the first coed indoor soccer championship.Figure, Bikini and Physique The monthly No Tap event willChampionships will be held Saturday be held Sunday at 1 p.m. Tuesday isat the River Point Event Center, 50s Night with 50 cent games, shoes tion workshops in the coming months. For more information on the1840 W. Oxford Ave. in Sheridan. and hot dogs. Wednesday is Family A kickboxing certification course certification workshops contact Iron Prejudging begins at 8:30 a.m. in Night with $1 games for Family will be offered Saturday. There will be Horse Sports and Fitness Centerthe men’s and women’s bodybuilding bowlers. Friday is Cosmic Bowl which two workshops offered in December, staff at 526-2706.and physique categories. Judging offers individual games or $12 for the indoor cycling Dec. 15 and a The Fountain Fort Carson boys’will then take place in women’s entire evening. Saturday, an afternoon Fuzecraze class will Dec. 16. Two and girls’ basketball teams arebodybuilding and physique; fitness Cosmic Bowl is offered and people certification classes are scheduled practicing in preparation for theroutines, bikini, fitness physique and can win cash during the Color Pin for January, a practical yoga workshop upcoming high school season.figure competitions, respectively, at event that evening. Sunday is Family Jan. 26 and a senior fitness class The boys will begin their season on10:30 a.m. Finals begin at 4:30 p.m. Pizza Bowl, and $7 gets two games of Jan. 27. A military fitness specialist the road again this year in a return visit Carson Middle School Eagles bowling, two slices of pizza and a drink. certification course will be offered to the Grand Junction area to competeboys’ basketball team’s next home Call 526-4201 for more information. March 1-3. The courses are held in in the Warrior Classic. The girls willcontest will be Nov. 28 when it hosts Iron Horse Sports and Fitness conjunction with the Aerobics and take part in the Pueblo West tournamentFalcon Middle School at 3:30 p.m. Center will offer a variety of certifica- Fitness Association of America. in Pueblo to begin its season. Trojans fall Fountain-Fort Carson’s Anthony Davis, 21, heads upfield during action Nov. 9 at Fountain-Fort Carson High School. The Trojans fell to the Grandview Wolves, 48-14, to end the season with a 9-2 record. Photo by Walt Johnson
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