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  1. 1. Vol. 70 No. 47 Nov. 30, 20124th Inf. Div.celebrates95 yearsof serviceBy Spc. Nathan Thome 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office Lines of boisterous people stretched to theparking lots of the Robert C. Stack and James R.Wolf dining facilities, as Soldiers, Families andfriends waited for a holiday feast served by FortCarson leadership, Nov. 21. The lunches served as the annual postwideThanksgiving meal for Soldiers and theirFamilies, but this year they also marked the 4thInfantry Division’s 95th birthday. The 4th Inf. Div. was activated Dec. 10, 1917,and has participated in several wars and conflicts,including World War I, World War II, the VietnamWar, Operations Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn andEnduring Freedom. Displays offered diners aglimpse of the equipment and achievements fromeach of the division’s previous wars and campaigns. The U.S. entered World War I in April 1917.The 4th Inf. Div. arrived in France in June 1918, andentered combat in July, fighting with distinctionacross France until the war’s end in November 1918.The division was the only American combat force toserve with both French and British forces in theirrespective sectors. In World War II, the division spearheaded theamphibious portion of the D-Day landing on theNormandy coast of France. The division pushedinto France, liberating Paris, and became the first Photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew PorchU.S. Soldiers to enter Germany Sept. 11, 1944.Between December 1944 and January 1945, the 4thInf. Div. fought the enemy at the Battle of the Bulge. Salute to Service In 1966, during the Vietnam War, the division, Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, exit the field after a pregame ceremony as part ofled by 2nd Brigade, closed into the central highlands the Denver Broncos Military Salute to Service at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Nov. 18. Twenty-fiveof Vietnam and, in a span of four years, engaged the Soldiers made a tunnel of flags for Denver Bronco players to enter the field through prior to their game withenemy in combat, conducted search and destroy the San Diego Chargers. Soldiers also participated in halftime festivities that recognized all the branches of themissions and conducted regular foot patrols. armed forces for their service to the nation. Fifty Fort Carson Soldiers and 25 spouses received tickets to the game. See pages 20-21 for more on the event. See Birthday Page 4 Message board INSIDE Medal of Honor recipient Sal Giunta will be signing copies of his book, “Living with Honor,” at the Exchange Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Page 17 Page 10 Pages 24-25
  2. 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 30, 2012 MOUNTAINEERCommanding General:Garrison Commander: Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson Warrior Care Month reaffirms promise Editor’s note: Army leaders released the following transition units and 9,000 Army veterans through the Col. David L. Grosso letter in observance of Warrior Care Month. Army Wounded Warrior Program. November is traditionally the month when Americans Warrior care goes well beyond providing theFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: reflect on the service of our nation’s veterans and give highest quality medical care possible to these Soldiers. Dee McNutt thanks for the freedoms we enjoy because of their courage We help wounded, ill and injured Soldiers to achieveChief, Print and Web Communications: and sacrifice. Since 2008, the Military Departments have employment and educational goals so they may return Rick Emert observed “Warrior Care Month” during November as a to their civilian communities prepared to succeed. And time to reaffirm our country’s commitment to care for we are not alone in this important endeavor. We areEditor: Devin Fisher and support our wounded, ill and injured servicemembers grateful to the educators and employers across theStaff writer: Andrea Sutherland and their Families. The theme for this year’s joint nation who recognize the unlimited potential andHappenings: Nel Lampe observance is “Success through Transition — Education, invaluable contributions of these men and women andSports writer: Walt Johnson Employment and Entrepreneurship.” open their doors and hearts to them. Since this program began in 2007, approximately Warrior Care Month is the time to tell this story andLayout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall 50 percent of all Soldiers in warrior transition units have to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed so much for returned to the force. Approximately 23,000 of them are the defense of our nation. There is no greater calling than This commercial enterprise newspaper is back in the fight and our veterans who do leave military helping to heal our brothers and sisters in arms whenan authorized publication for members of the service are prepared to lead strong and productive lives. they return home from battle. Together, let’s celebrate theDepartment of Defense. Contents of theMountaineer are not necessarily the official This program, overseen by the Warrior Transition resilience and strength that our wounded, ill and injuredview of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or Command, currently cares for 10,000 Soldiers in warrior Soldiers demonstrate every day. Army Strong.the Department of the Army. Printed circulationis 12,000 copies. Raymond F. Chandler III Raymond T. Odierno John M. McHugh The editorial content of the Sergeant Major of the Army General, United States Army Secretary of the ArmyMountaineer is the responsibility of the Public Chief of StaffAffairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119,Tel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address The Mountaineer is posted on theInternet at The Mountaineer is an unofficialpublication authorized by AR 360-1. The Interactive Customer Evaluation AmbassadorsMountaineer is printed by Colorado SpringsMilitary Newspaper Group, a private firm in Commended for Exceptional Service — are selectedno way connected with the Department of theArmy, under exclusive written contract with from personnel who exemplify the spirit of keepingFort Carson. It is published 49 times per year. Fort Carson the “Best Home Town in the Army” with The appearance of advertising in thispublication, including inserts or supplements, superior customer service to our Soldiers, Familydoes not constitute endorsement by the members, civilian employees and retirees.Department of the Army or Colorado SpringsMilitary Newspaper Group, of the products or Plans, Analysis and Integration Office employee or a Soldier’s Family advertised. The printer reserves the Lidmark has worked with the program since Julyright to reject advertisements. Some customer service is nice to have, such as a 2008, first at Evans Army Community Hospital. He said Everything advertised in this publicationshall be made available for purchase, use or friendly greeting. Some customer service can make civilians can either self-refer themselves to the program orpatronage without regard to race, color, religion, a significant impact on a person’s life. be referred by a Family member or medical, national origin, age, marital status, physical With the Employee Assistance Program, dealing well Lidmark said he has seen Department of Army civilians,handicap, political affiliation or any other with a customer is of the upmost importance — it can mean Soldiers’ spouses and even retirees, but has also donenonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. the difference a lot of work with Soldiers who have transitionedIf a violation or rejection of this equalopportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, between life out of the Army and are having a difficult time with thethe printer shall refuse to print advertising and death. transition to a federal civilian job.from that source until the violation is corrected. Calvin “In garrison life and in the community, if we don’tFor display advertising call 634-5905. Lidmark, a support our employees and civilians, we are also All correspondence or queries regarding counselor with doing a disservice to our Soldiers,” Lidmark said.advertising and subscriptions should be directedto Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Fort Carson’s Recently one civilian employee expressed herGroup, 31 E. Platte Avenue, Suite 300, EAP which appreciation to Lidmark: “When I was referred toColorado Springs, CO 80903, phone 634-5905. falls under the Calvin for my depression and anxiety, I feel it was the The Mountaineer’s editorial content is Army Substance best thing that has happened to me in a long time. He isedited, prepared and provided by the Public Abuse Program, kind, gentle and an amazing person. He helped me toAffairs Office, building 1430, room 265, FortCarson, CO 80913-5119, phone 526-4144. said the EAP learn and practice how to work on being able to Releases from outside sources are so is more than communicate rather than hold in my feelings. I feel heindicated. The deadline for submissions to the just drug and cares, is willing to listen and understands how I amMountaineer is close of business the week alcohol abuse. feeling. I am doing so much better now and I appreciatebefore the next issue is published. The He said it can him and your program very much.”Mountaineer staff reserves the right to editsubmissions for newspaper style, clarity and be any kind Lidmark said that it is nice to receive such feedbacktypographical errors. of emotional and to know that he is having a positive impact on Policies and statements reflected in the Calvin Lidmark or mental peoples’ and editorial columns represent views Fort Carson Employee problem that He said that he wishes more civilians would takeof the individual writers and under no Assistance Program affects a civilian advantage of the free program.circumstances are to be considered those ofthe Department of the Army. Reproduction of editorial material isauthorized. Please credit accordingly. The ICE system is available for customers to rate service they Community Service, the Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center, DEERS receive by highlighting superior service or making suggestions to Office, the Soldier Family Assistance Center or Balfour Beatty’s Joel improve services. It can be accessed at Hefley Community Center; or by depositing an ICE card at one of the index.cfm?fa=site&site(underscore)id=437; through kiosks at Army many boxes located around post. Classified advertising 329-5236 Display advertising 634-5905 Has someone in your organization Mountaineer editor recently received kudos? 526-4144 Contact Mountaineer staff at Post information 526-5811 526-4144 or Post weather hotline 526-0096 email
  3. 3. Nov. 30, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 3Break-ins decrease on post By Andrea Sutherland Mountaineer staff 2011 as a way of fostering community and deterring potential criminals. Report suspicious activity “We started it to get everybody involved,” she said. “We q In an emergency, call 911 Recent reports of break-ins and thefts in on-post housing united together and did walkthroughs of the neighborhood,units have sparked concern among some in the Fort Carson or 526-2333. and we check on neighbors’ houses if we know they arehousing community, but Directorate of Emergency Services out of town.” q Community members mayofficials assure residents they are working the issue. Despite a larceny incident in October and a couple of text-a-tip to the Provost “Break-ins have not increased,” said Master Sgt. Robert vandalized cars in the summer, Balanetsky said her village Marshal Office by textingMattson, installation provost sergeant. “Public awareness sees little criminal activity.(of break-ins) has increased.” CRIMES (274637). Start the Officer Samuel Romero, Provost From October-November, DES Marshal Off ice, said off icers are message with “Carson PD.”reports seven total incidents in Arapahoe,Choctaw, Shoshoni and Pawnee villages. “If (people would working with communities to develop community watch programs. q To report an incident or for more informationThis number is down from 30 incidents lock houses and car “We’ve had a great response so far,” on community watchfrom September-October. he said, listing five new neighborhood DES officials said many of the doors) our crime watch programs. “Our goal is to make programs call 526-2333.incidents were “opportunity crimes.” them aware.” “The items stolen were readily rate would decrease Rachel Tierney, mayor of Kiowa Preventative stepsavailable things — wallets on thedashboard of unlocked cars,” said Joe 50 percent.” Village, said her community recently organized a neighborhood watch in The Provost Marshal OfficeRoberts, chief of patrol, Police Provost — Joe Roberts response to the break-ins. provides the following tips toMarshal Services, DES. “Our residents need to be deter criminals: Roberts encourages community members to lock houses empowered,” she said. “Residents need an outlet, they q Lock doors and windowsas well as cars and never leave items in plain view that might need somebody that will listen to their needs. I feel likeentice criminals. to house the people in charge here — the officers in charge, garrison “We had an incident where a car was unlocked and commander, the commanding general, (Balfour Beatty q Lock car doors and rollthe house was locked. They were able to get in because the Communities) — are doing a great job of listening, but up windowshomeowner had left a garage door opener in the car,” said residents need to speak up.” q Do not leave valuables inMattson. “Always lock car doors and put up the windows.” The Provost Marshal Office offers various trainings “If those things were done, our crime rate would plain view and services for communities, including the iWatch programdecrease 50 percent,” Roberts said. that gives community members an active role in reporting q Do not leave an unattended car Veronica Balanetsky, mayor for Pawnee Village, said suspicious activity. Visit running, even on cold morningsher village began a neighborhood watch program in March PMO/iwatch.html to submit a tip online.
  4. 4. 4 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 30, 2012Campaign cracks down on impaired drivers Army Substance Abuse Program time, officials noted. During December 2010, 30 percent of all fatalities in motor Fort Carson Police will increase enforcement vehicle traffic crashes involved alcohol-efforts to deter impaired driving during this holiday impaired drivers. Data also show thatseason in support of the annual Drunk and Drugged among those alcohol-impaired-drivingDriving Prevention Campaign. fatalities, 71 percent occurred when Fort Carson Police officials said officers will be drivers had nearly twice the legal limitlooking for impaired drivers and will detain anyone with a blood alcohol concentration ofcaught driving impaired. Enforcement efforts will 0.15 grams per deciliter or higher.include selective enforcement checkpoints and No Soldiers plan on their holidaysaturation patrols. The special enforcement period celebration ending with their firstwill run in conjunction with other activities during sergeant picking them up from thethe 3D campaign that runs through Jan. 2. Provost Marshal Office, or worse, Noting that people will be enjoying themselves at ending in a hospital or the morgue, butholiday festivities, Fort Carson Police officials said officials said that can easily be thethey will be stepping up enforcement in the hopes case for those who try to drive afterthat it will deter impaired driving. they’ve been drinking alcohol or using Increased law enforcement activities will not any other impairing substance.only be happening on Fort Carson, the ColoradoSprings Police Department and El Paso County Fort Carson Police officials offer the following tipsSheriff ’s Office are also increasing their staffing to help people stay safe this holiday season:during the holiday season, including a larger Plan ahead. Read the labels. If impaired, Be responsible. If planning on drinking, do not Even over-the-counter find another If someone is drinking orpresence on the roads in the community. plan on driving. Designate a medications can have an way home. using another impairing During 2010, more than 10,000 people were sober driver or find another impairing effect and their Use a taxi, call a sober substance, do not let themkilled nationwide in motor vehicle traffic crashes safe way home. Even one drink labels warn users not friend, family member get behind the wheel.involving an impaired driver. increases the risk of a crash to operate vehicles when or member of the unit. Report impaired drivers to The holiday season is a particularly dangerous while driving a motor vehicle. using them. law enforcement.Bir thday Pay officials and their leaders. Div. birthday cake and took brief “Since Soldiers would be at tours as they talked with Soldiersfrom Page 1 the dining facilities to celebrate about the unit’s history. the holiday, it was a great “I think it’s great that the explain BAS During four deployments to time to teach them about the leaders talk to the Soldiers, itIraq, between 2003 and 2010, the history of their unit,” said Chief gives them knowledge about their4th Infantry Division conducted Warrant Officer 3 Ruby Freeman, unit,” said Spc. Senobia Smith,counterinsurgency operations in food service technician, 4th band member, 4th Inf. Div. Band,support of Operations Iraqi Inf. Div. ‘Mile High Band.’Freedom and New Dawn. In In addition to passing on Leaders talking to Soldiers By Andrea SutherlandDecember 2003, in a maneuver the division’s proud heritage, about the division they are a part Mountaineer staffknown as Operation Red Dawn, leaders from first sergeants on of makes the Soldiers feel morethe division, in coordination with up stepped behind the serving attached to the unit they are Basic Allowance for Subsistence is a benefita special operations unit, captured lines and piled Thanksgiving assigned to, Smith said. eligible active-duty Soldiers receive under theSaddam Hussein. delicacies onto plates for “I think it’s a good show of Department of Defense Financial Management Beginning May 2009, the Soldiers and Families. leadership,” said Smith. “They’re Regulation and applies to enlisted personnel andSoldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Before they began serving, teaching us values, and better yet, officers. Paid in monthly stipends, the benefit coversTeam were deployed in support of Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, they’re doing it in person.” meals for Soldiers while operating in garrison.Operation Enduring Freedom, and commanding general, 4th Inf. As part of the Thanksgiving Officials from the Defense Military Pay Officebecame the first brigade in the Div. and Fort Carson, and celebration, the Wolf and Stack at Fort Carson said the benefit does not apply whendivision to enter the war. Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Stall, dining facilities competed for Soldiers deploy or take part in training missions, These multiple accomplish- senior enlisted leader, 4th Inf. best decorated dining facility such as stints at the National Training Center orments and achievements sparked Div. and Fort Carson, visited the and birthday cake. Stack won Joint Readiness Training Center.conversation between Soldiers dining facilities, cut the 4th Inf. both events. The benefit does not apply to Family members. “BAS has never been for Family members,” said Jeyssa Coleman, lead, DMPO. “It’s for Soldiers.” The benefit is an additional monetary bonus reflected in a Soldiers’ paycheck to offset the cost of living. Enlisted personnel and officers receive flat BAS rates, not determined by rank or Family status. Enlisted personnel receive $348.44 in BAS and officers receive $239.96. The benefit does not apply when Soldiers deploy or participate in training operations, Coleman said. “When they go to the field, they’re provided with hot meals — (Meals Ready-to-Eat) or chow,” she said. “If they were provided meals and received money for meals, that’s double dipping.” According to Volume 7A, Chapter 25 of the DOD Financial Management Regulation, enlisted members are entitled to full BAS on a daily basis if “rations in kind are not available, permission to mess separately is granted or emergency ration conditions are approved.” Partial BAS is granted when “subsisted in kind.” BAS differs from other benefits, such as Basic From left, Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 4th Infantry Division Allowance for Housing, which is determined by and Fort Carson; Spc. Daniel Ayala, food service specialist, Headquarters and rank, Family status and location. Soldiers with Headquarters Company, 64th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Families continue to receive BAH throughout Team, 4th Inf. Div.; and 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Stall training missions and deployments. cut a cake in honor of the division’s 95th birthday at Wolf Dining Facility, Nov. 21. Visit 07aarch /07A25g.pdf for more information on BAS Photo by Spc. Nathan Thome and for a list of specific conditions of entitlement.
  5. 5. Nov. 30, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 5Transition UniversityProgram schools Soldiers on civilian life Story and photo by class were referred by unit leaders, to ensure the self-marketing and touring two- and four-year Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner best chance of success, said Blancett. college campuses. 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office “The Soldiers were handpicked for this class,” “We spend a lot of time on interviews, resumes said Blancett. “We wanted Soldiers who were and talking for five minutes (in front of an employer),” Transition University, a 10-day program designed serious about what was going to happen when said fully prepare Soldiers for adapting to civilian life they get out.” The time dedicated to preparing Soldiers for theas they leave the Army, held its pilot class at the The course covered many subjects, including civilian workforce has been noticed by the studentsEducation Center, Nov. 5-20. building resumes, veterans’ benefits, interviewing in the class. Transition University was developed to provide skills, business networking, running a small business, “It’s been really good, the amount of effort they’vea more comprehensive knowl- put into everything,” said Sgt. Tyleredge base for Soldiers entering Adams, 3rd Battalion, 29th Fieldcivilian life, since the Transition Artillery Regiment, 3rd BrigadeAssistance Program wasn’t pro- Combat Team, 4th Infantryviding Soldiers all the tools they Division. “They want to makeneeded, said Skip Blancett, Fort sure you know what you’re doingCarson education services officer. when you go to work or school.” “This is the pilot for the The course also presentedwhole Army,” said Blancett. “No some new realities for theone else is even beginning to do Soldiers attending.Transition University.” “The amount of stuff that He said the program absorbed See Transition on Page 12much of what the Army Career andAlumni Program does, and is apartnership between ACAP, ArmyContinuing Education Services Soldiers from Transition Universityand Army Community Service. talk to students at the auto repair “This program has one goal: to class at Pikes Peak Communityensure Soldiers and their Families College during a campus tour, Nov. 15.have a successful transition out of Transition University is a new 10-daythe Army,” said Blancett. course at Fort Carson for Soldiers The Soldiers for the initial transitioning out of the Army. R RENT-A-CENTE WORRY-FREE LG 55" GIFT GUIDE LED HDTVs STARTING AT GUÍA DE REGA LOS SIN PREOC DE RENT-A-CENT ER UPACIONES $ 29 NUMBER OF PAYMENTS: 104 99PER WEEK† 90 DAYS SAME AS CASH PRICE: $1,871.38 TOTAL OF ALL PAYMENTS: $3,118.96 LG #55LS4500 LG #55LM4600 Come Visit One of Our 10 Locations in the Colorado Springs and Pueblo Area The advertised transaction is a rental-purchase agreement. †Offer good while supplies last and cannot be combined with any other promotion. The “Total of All Payments” does not include applicable sales taxes or optional fees and other charges (such as late charges) that you may incur. Advertised rental rates and terms are for new merchandise. Prices not valid outside U.S. Advertised rates begin 11/26/12 and end 12/24/12. Product availability may vary by store. Free-rent offers will not reduce total rent or purchase-option amounts. You will not own the merchandise until the total amount necessary to ren 58 acquire ownership is paid in full or you exercise your early purchase option. Ownership is optional. See Store Manager for complete details. Consulta con el Gerente de la Tienda para los detalles completos. *Agreement requires verification of residence, income and four personal references. Delivery and ce 77 ta set-up are included and RAC services and maintains the merchandise while on rent; set-up does not include connection of gas appliances. For model upgrades, simply return the product you are currently renting and open a new agreement for another model. You can return your product and freeze your nte 7. r. c o 87 payments. To restart an agreement on a returned product, Rent-A-Center will retain your payment records for two years. Thereafter, simply bring in your last payment receipt for reinstatement. Acer, the Acer logo and Aspire are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. Other trademarks, registered trademarks and m 800. or service marks, indicated or otherwise, are the properties of their respective owners. ROP1212_MIL_COL 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
  6. 6. 6 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 30, 2012Miscellaneous Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationMyBaseGuide mobile smartphone app — provides Dining facility Friday Saturday-Monday Tuesday-Thursday information about the 86 military installations Stack Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. located in the 50 U.S. states. The main function of the Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. application is to provide military personnel with Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. useful information for a smooth relocation. The Wolf Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. MBG App also provides pertinent information and 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. utility for the duration of the servicemembers’ stay at Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. any of the military installations in U.S. and current Warfighter Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. and upcoming events. The integrated mapping function will provide turn-by-turn navigation for (Wilderness Road Complex) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed phones that are GPS capable.Points only, nondeployable unit — Reinforcement LaRochelle Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. training units provide a “home” for Individual Ready 10th SFG(A) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reserve Soldiers who want to maintain Reserve Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed affiliation. Soldiers considering leaving troop program unit assignment can consider the 6399th/ contractor response to service orders. Soldiers must be specialist-staff sergeant from any 6404th RTU as a short- or long-term option. Benefits • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at military occupational specialty, have a general include earning retirement points and “good” years; 524-0786 or email to technical score of at least 107, be a U.S. citizen, score optional monthly nonpaid drill weekends; continued request latrines, for service or to report damaged 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test, and military training; paid annual training opportunities; or overturned latrines. pass a Special Forces physical. Call 524-1461 or visit earning retirement points via correspondence courses; • Signs — Call Jim Diorio, Fort Carson the website at and easy transfer to TPUs if desired. Contact Chief Support Services, at 896-0797 or 525-2924 or Warrant Officer 4 Lake Gardner at 720-363-0511 or email to request a facility, Hours of Operation for more information. parking or regulatory traffic sign.Recycle incentive program — The Directorate of The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — is Central Issue Facility Public Works has an incentive program to prevent able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building Note: CIF will be closed for its annual wall- recyclable waste from going to the landfill. 1430, room 233. During duty hours, Soldiers should to-wall inventory Dec. 17-21. Emergencies Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone number for after will be handled on an individual basis by for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Carson hours, holidays and weekends is 526-0051. Catherine Martinez at 524-1888. Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every Briefings 7:30-10:30 a.m. participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call 75th Ranger Regiment briefings — are held Tuesdays • Initial and partial issues — Monday- 526-5898 for more information about the program. in building 1430, room 150, from noon to 1 p.m. Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m.Finance travel processing — All inbound and Soldiers must be private-sergeant first class with a • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it minimum General Technical Score of 105; be a U.S. Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family citizen; score 240 or higher on the Army Physical • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — member travel, travel advance pay and travel pay Fitness Test; and pass a Ranger physical. Call 524- Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. 2691 or visit • Full turn ins — by appointment only; call Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information. Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training — 526-3321.First Sergeants’ Barracks Program 2020 — is located is held Dec. 11-13 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in • Unit issues and turn ins — require in building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours of building 1187 on Minnick Avenue, behind post car approval, call 526-5512/6477. operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The wash. Class is limited to 50 people on a first-come, Education Center hours of operation — The office assists Soldiers with room assignments and first-served basis. Call 526-5613/5614 for details. Mountain Post Training and Education Center, terminations. For more information call 526-9707. Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows:Sergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in • Counselor Support Center — Monday- Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third Tuesday building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11 of each month at the Family Connection Center from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC is open to all processes to include turning in excess property, • Army Learning Center — Monday- active members and those interested in becoming reutilizing government property, web-based Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. future SAMC members. The club was originally a tools available, special handling of property and • Defense Activity for Nontraditional U.S. Forces Command organization of elite noncom- environmental needs. To schedule an orientation, Education Support and Army Personnel Testing — missioned officers but is now an Armywide program contact Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo. Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. for those who meet the criteria and have proven for receiving/turn in; Mike Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to building themselves to be outstanding NCOs through a board/ Welsh at for reutilization/web 217 and is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. leadership process. Contact SAMC president Sgt. 1st tools; or Rufus Guillory at Medical Activity Correspondence Department office Class Dawna Brown at 526-3983 for information. Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays hours — The Correspondence (Release of Infor-Directorate of Public Works services — DPW is for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays for mation) Office in the Patient Administration Division responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort personnel being reassigned stateside. The briefings hours are Monday-Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m. Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance are held in building 1129, Freedom Performing Arts to 4:30 p.m. and closed Thursday and federal of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and briefings start at 7:30 holidays. Call 526-7322 or 526-7284 for details. cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone a.m. Soldiers are required to bring Department Claims Office hours — are Monday-Friday from 9 numbers and points of contact for services: of the Army Form 5118, signed by their unit a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., located on the first floor • Facility repair/service orders — Fort personnel section, and a pen to complete forms. of building 6222, 1633 Mekong Street. Shipment Carson Support Services service order desk can be Call 526-4730/4583 for more information. under Full Replacement Value claimants must submit reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergen- Army ROTC Green-to-Gold briefings — are held Department of Defense Form 1840R or After cies or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon Delivery Form 1851 for additionally discovered damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. at the education center, building 1117, room 120. items to the carrier within 75 days online. Claimants • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs must log into Defense Personal Property System at Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. and submit the claim within when needing trash containers, trash is Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays in nine months directly to the carrier to receive full overflowing or emergency service is required. building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m. replacement value for missing or destroyed items. All • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan other claims should be submitted to Fort Carson Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ Claims Office within two years of the date of Holiday changes delivery or date of incident. Call the Fort Carson for service needs or to report complaints. Retirement briefing — will be held Dec. 12 from • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan Claims Office at 526-1355 for more information. 8 a.m. to noon at the Joel Hefley Community Legal services — provided at the Soldier Readiness Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey. Center conference room, 6800 Prussman Ave. Processing site are for Soldiers undergoing the SRP The Retirement Services Office recommends process. The SRP Legal Office will only provide • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — spouses accompany Soldiers to the briefing. Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email powers of attorney or notary services to Soldiers Call 526-2840 for more information. processing through the SRP. Retirees, Family ETS briefing — for enlisted personnel will be held • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary members and Soldiers not in the SRP process can Wednesday. Briefing sign in begins at 7 a.m. at receive legal assistance and powers of attorney at Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ the Soldier Readiness Building, building 1042, Use this number to obtain self-help the main legal office located at 1633 Mekong St., room 244, on a first-come, first-served basis. building 6222, next to the Family Readiness Center. tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. Soldiers must be within 120 days of their • Base operations contracting officer Legal assistance prepares powers of attorney and expiration term of service, but must attend the performs notary services on a walk-in basis from representative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 briefing no later than 30 days prior to their ETS or email for questions 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and or start of transition leave; call 526-2240/8458. Fridays, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. on snow removal, grounds maintenance and
  7. 7. Nov. 30, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 7Financial management promotes stability Story and photo by Army Community Service Nov. 13-15, installations to get us out there, to train with their finances in the past, and when Spc. Nathan Thome to learn new skills to help Soldiers folks who will be conducting the class,” he heard about the financial management 4th Infantry Division better manage their money. said Eric Smith, military adviser for Dave train-the-trainer course, he jumped at Public Affairs Office The training provided CFNCOs Ramsey’s Financial Peace, Military the opportunity to attend so he could the skills to meet the ACS Financial Edition. “We talk to these leaders about help Soldiers in even more ways. Battalion command financial Readiness Program’s mission to what the program is and give them Working hand-in-hand with theirnoncommissioned officers throughout assist Soldiers in achieving personal some insight into how they can make course instructors, each CFNCO adoptedFort Carson attended a f inancial financial readiness. the classes they will hold better.” the financial management class for theirmanagement train-the-trainer course at “There is a great interest among During the course, the CFNCOs specific battalion. learned a variety of skills they could “Through what I’ve learned, I will put into their own classes. be able to teach the Soldiers in my The instructors went into detail battalion how to place and save money, about the challenges associated with and know where their money is going,” financial troubles, to include under- said Sgt. Evelyn Esposito, CFNCO, standing what the “problem” is, what Headquarters and Headquarters challenges they will face and what the Company, 204th Brigade Support chain of command will face. Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, “Financial management is impor- 4th Infantry Division. tant, because several studies that we Esposito said she believes if have conducted indicate that about Soldiers are financially sound, they half of the Soldiers out there are will have less stress at home and be deeply concerned about their financial more productive at work. circumstances,” said Smith. “Soldiers “I want to help my Soldiers, and are vulnerable to very unscrupulous through this class, I am better able tactics that are going on in both and prepared to do that,” said Esposito. commercial and learning situations.” “When I teach the Soldiers in my The CFNCOs were provided with battalion, I want to ensure that every materials to teach the Soldiers in their Soldier is financially sound and on battalions, including workbooks and their way to achieving financial peace.” study guides. The Fort Carson ACS Financial “This class shows us that if Soldiers Readiness Program offers a variety of have the willingness to learn and budget, services, including finance education, they will save money,” said Chap. (Maj.) budget assistance and debt management. Vincent Manuel, U.S. Army Garrison Soldiers can schedule an appointmentEric Smith, military adviser for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace, Military Edition, talks Fort Carson. “I recommend this training by calling 526-4590 or contactingto command financial noncommissioned officers about finances Nov. 13, during a to all Soldiers.” their unit CFNCO for more informationfinancial management train-the-trainer course at Army Community Service. Manuel said he has helped Soldiers or assistance. NEW DAILY SPECIALS MONDAY 1/2 OFF All Family Platters Featuring TUESDAY FAMILY NIGHT MONDAY $9.99 All You Can Eat Pasta o 1/2 OFF All Family Platters (Feeds 2-3) WEDNESDAY 1/2 OFF Drink Specials THURSDAY $3 OFF Drink Specials FRIDAY $2 OFF Any Seafood Entrée SATURDAY $5 Drink Specials SUNDAY ALL DAY Happy Hour A
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  9. 9. Nov. 30, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 9Sustainers host maintenance software trainingStory and photo by Staff Sgt. Ian M. Terry43rd Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs Office Staff Sgt. Dantony Lewis, motor sergeant, 62nd Engineer Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, echoed of knowledge of the system,” said Robinson. He said that as knowledge of the software Samson’s sentiments. increases, it will help both the 43rd SB and its The 43rd Sustainment Brigade “Rough Riders” “I came here knowing pretty much nothing supported units work together more effectivelyhosted a 40-hour maintenance system training about the SAMS(-E) system,” said Lewis. “After when conducting maintenance missions.session at the brigade headquarters building Nov. 5-8. this week of instruction, I scored a 98. It’s good “This training is comprehensive and hands-on,” More than 20 Soldiers from a dozen units across training.” Robinson said. “And you have an instructor whoFort Carson participated in training on the Standard Chief Warrant Officer 3 Stephen Robinson, really knows the system and knows exactly whatArmy Maintenance System - Enhanced software. sustainment automations systems officer in charge, our organization needs to do with it, which makes Joseph Pishner, senior trainer for a government 43rd SB, coordinated the training session after hearing the training very useful for us.”contract company who specializes in Standard Army about the program from another Soldier. He saw a need All students in the course passed the finalManagement Information System software, led the on Fort Carson and took steps to host the training. exam, with more than half scoring higher thantraining course. “With this type of system, which is already 97 percent. The SAMS-E application was launched in 2004 being pretty well used on Fort Carson, 99 percent Robinson said he and the 43rd SB plan to hostand assists units in maintaining equipment, ordering of the problems you run into are because of a lack further SAMS-E training sessions in the supplies, dispatching vehicles and manyother maintenance tasks, said Pishner. “The course is very intensive,” saidPishner. “It starts with a pretest, contains 2,400slides and concludes with a final exam.” Soldiers who had little or no experience Josephwith the system raved about the training. Pishner, senior “Overall, SAMS(-E) could be a very good trainer for asystem,” said Spc. Travis Samson, mechanic, government183rd Maintenance Company, 43rd SB. “So contractlong as people have proper training and are company, leadsusing it correctly.” a 40-hour Being such a vast system, there is more trainingpotential for error, he said. course on the Samson said the training could have Standard Armybeen longer, allowing more time to absorb Maintenanceall of the material, but he found it informative System —and thorough. Enhanced “I didn’t know anything about SAMS(-E) softwarebefore coming here, and now I feel confident in package Nov. 7leaving here and teaching the basics to someone at the brigadeelse who doesn’t know the system at all.” headquarters. 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 email: Conveniently located Downtown Colorado Springs MILITARY DISCOUNTS
  10. 10. 10 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 30, 2012‘Warhorse’ spends day with Denver Broncos Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Ruth Pagán2nd Brigade Combat Team PublicAffairs Office, 4th Infantry Division Members of the Denver Broncosspent the day with Soldiers from 2ndBrigade Combat Team, 4th InfantryDivision, Nov. 13, as part of the NFLSalute to Service Campaign. The group included defensive endBen Garland, fullback ChrisGronkowski, five cheerleaders, Milesthe Broncos’ mascot, and formerBroncos players Reggie Rivers andRandy Gradishar. “They wanted to come down hereand show some appreciation to theSoldiers, but what they really wanted todo is understand what Soldiers do,”said Sgt. Maj. Kevin Muhlenbeck,operations sergeant major, 2nd SpecialTroops Battalion, 2nd BCT, 4th Inf.Div. “This is a way for them to builda relationship with Fort Carson.” The visit gave the Broncos anopportunity to see how some Soldiersspend their day. “We wanted to get out and say‘thank you’ to the troops; you guys arein our backyard, so we just came downhere to get a little taste of the life thatSoldiers lead,” said Dustin Frost, eventsand special projects coordinator with the Broncos. lunch and an autograph session with Soldiers. Staff Sgt. Robert Larson, Troop C, 1st Squadron, 10th The day’s events began with a trip to Patriot “We love this opportunity,” Garland said. “Any Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4thElementary School and then to the 2nd Battalion, 8th time we can come out and interact with the Infantry Division, talks to Chris Gronkowski, DenverInfantry Regiment, motor pool, where the visitors got Soldiers and thank them for their service, it means Broncos fullback, inside a Bradley Fighting Vehicle atan up-close look at tanks, weapons and put on the a lot to us.” the 1st Sqdn., 10th Cav. Reg., motor pool, Nov. 13.gear Soldiers wear. After lunch, the group went to division head- The group went to Stack Dining Facility for quarters and met with Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, “I was very humbled … that they took the time commanding general, 4th out of their busy schedules to come out and hang Infantry Division and Fort out with Soldiers,” said Staff Sgt. Robert Larson, Carson, where they received Troop C. “It’s very rare that people of their caliber division coins as gratitude for come and hang out with Soldiers. To see their their visit. The group’s final expressions — they seemed impressed with what stop was the 1st Squadron, 10th we do on a day-to-day basis.” Cavalry Regiment, motor pool. The visitors were not only impressed by the “It’s a great opportunity to equipment, but by the Soldiers as well. have them out and for them “My favorite part about (the visit) was meeting to see what we do,” said Spc. the Soldiers,” Garland said. “The guns are cool; the Joseph Houser, cavalry scout, tanks are cool, but not as cool as the actual Troop C, 1st Sqdn., 10th Cav. Soldiers behind them.” Reg. “It’s a fun time and it gives The visit was just one part of the NFL Salute to us a little break from training.” Service Campaign. As another gesture of goodwill, The visitors were given the Denver Broncos invited 50 “Warhorse” tours of Bradley Fighting Soldiers and 25 Family members to attend the Nov. Vehicles and interacted with the 18 game against the San Diego Chargers. See Soldiers from the squadron. pages 20-21 for related story.Ben Garland, Denver Broncos defensive end, eats a meal with Soldiersfrom 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, at Stack DiningFacility, Nov. 13. “My favorite part about (the visit) was meeting the Soldiers. The guns are cool; the tanks are cool, but not as cool as the actual Soldiers behind them.” — Ben Garland Pvt. George Park, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, receives autographs from Denver Broncos fullback, Chris Gronkowski, right, defensive end Ben Garland and cheerleaders at Stack Dining Facility, Nov. 13.
  11. 11. Nov. 30, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 11Off-limits Rental properties owned • 1720 W. Vermijo Ave. • Siam’s Oriental Massage by Alma Patrick: • 2132 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Parlor, 1783 B St. • 112 S. Tenth St. • 13 N. Twenty-Fifth St. • Moshi Moshi Spa, • 15 S. Twelfth St. • 2221 Bison Drive 409 Windchime Place • 1003 W. Colorado Ave. • 631 Catalina Drive list set Bars and clubs: • 1124 W. Colorado Ave. • 7 W. Clover Circle • Golden Cue, • 1130 W. Colorado Ave. • 2125 Hampton South 2790 Hancock Expressway • 1208 W. Colorado Ave. • 1203 Richards Ave. • Sodo Nightclub, • 1705 W. Colorado Ave. • 908 E. Cimarron St. 527 South Tejon St. A Nov. 19 memorandum, as a result of Armed Forces • 1713 W. Colorado Ave. • 232 S. Main St. • Club Q, 3430 North Disciplinary Control Board, designated several • 1715 W. Colorado Ave. • 418 E. Ohio Ave., Fountain Academy Blvd. local areas and establishments off limits to Fort • 2123 W. Colorado Ave. • 2015 N. Ellicott Highway • 428 W. Kiowa St. Head shops:Carson Soldiers. Per the memorandum, all Fort Carson • 1104 W. Kiowa St. Massage and spa parlors: • Myxed Up Creations, uniformed personnel are prohibited from entering • 724 W. Platte Ave. • Kinja Clinic, 1619 Lashelle Way the following areas and establishments within • 1718 W. Vermijo Ave. 1729 Crest Place • Freaky’s, 308 E. Platte Ave. Colorado Springs and surrounding areas: The person pictured is not an actual service memberglenn’s army surplus114 e. mill st. • 634-9828 ACU Gortex Parkas $ 9995Serving Colorado Springs for 30 Years in the Same LocationFrom I-25 & S. Nevada go north 2 blocks on Nevada to Mill St., located between Nevada & Tejon