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  • 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 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 isfcmountaineer@hotmail.com. The Mountaineer is posted on theInternet at http://csmng.com. 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 member.services 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 professional.sex, 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’ lives.news 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 http://ice.disa.mil/ 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 fcmountaineer@hotmail.com.
  • 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 http://www.carson.army.mil/ running, even on cold morningsher village began a neighborhood watch program in March PMO/iwatch.html to submit a tip online.
  • 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 http://comptroller.defense.gov/fmr/07a/ 07aarch /07A25g.pdf for more information on BAS Photo by Spc. Nathan Thome and for a list of specific conditions of entitlement.
  • 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 Blancett.to 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 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 jerald.j.just.civ@mail.mil 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 http://www.bragg.army.mil/sorb. 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 jdiorio@kira.com to request a facility, Hours of Operation lakegardner@comcast.net 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 http://www.goarmy.com/ranger.html. • 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 borrerorivera@dla.mil for receiving/turn in; Mike Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to building themselves to be outstanding NCOs through a board/ Welsh at mike.welsh@dla.mil 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 rufus.guillory@dla.mil. 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. http://www.move.mil and submit the claim within civ@mail.mil 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 mail.mil 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. civ@mail.mil. 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 dennis.j.frost.civ@mail.mil. 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, @mail.mil. 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 terry.j.hagen.civ@mail.mil 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. 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. 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 future.shop 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 home.pcisys.net/~djr email: mddmd@pcisys.net Conveniently located Downtown Colorado Springs MILITARY DISCOUNTS
  • 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.
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  • 12. 12 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 30, 2012 TransitionDonations spread from Page 5 you have to go without, like benefits that don’t was a Veterans Affairs, you should file a claim, a basic resume class and told you to enjoy yourself when you get out there. “That they take time to provide the resourcescheer to Soldiers kick in until six months down the road, I hadn’t necessary; the Army is moving in the right direction,” thought about that much,” said Adams. “They open Dana Martinez said. “They spend more time on each your eyes, but also prepare you. The way they’ve topic. They get really in-depth; you just get more time done … it’s gone really smooth, and if somebody to ask questions, and get more information.” By Catherine Ross leaves here unprepared, it’s their own fault.” Retired Master Sgt. Robbie Rohren, who Special to the Mountaineer The program has also received support from the separated from the Army in September, was local community. invited to the course to provide feedback on the Fort Carson Soldiers and spouses of deployed Blancett said the program helps Soldiers with changes between the pilot program and the three-daySoldiers have until Wednesday to request a free live job searching by bringing in four representatives TAP course. He said he had a positive experienceChristmas tree. from companies that are currently hiring, to provide with the class, and attributed that in a large part to Federal Express and the Colorado Christmas Soldiers the opportunity to get answers from the the three individuals who put the program togetherSpirit Foundation are donating 500 trees through people who do the recruiting. over the last four months — Mike Webb, director ofthe Trees for Troops program. “I’m here to help you find a job,” said Ken human resources; Lyle Dickason, transition services Soldiers interested in receiving a tree can submit a Dryden, program manager, Quantum Research manager, ACAP; and Blancett.request for a voucher through their unit financial non- International. “I’m here because you don’t know “This is the second time I’ve gone throughcommissioned officers. Spouses of deployed Soldiers what you don’t know.” transition, and there’s a night-and-day difference,”can submit requests through unit Rear Detachments. Soldiers in the class said the course is something said Rohren. “I really feel like I’m going to come out Each unit will receive a set number of vouchers all transitioning Soldiers can use. of this thing with a job, and I didn’t feel that way lastto distribute at their discretion. Trees can be “I’m going to let my chain of command know time. The passion and involvement they’ve shown inpicked up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and ‘You gave me this opportunity and it worked out this is impressive; having guys like them on thisDec. 7 at Mountain Post Sports Complex ball great; now I want you to give it to everyone in installation is a real asset.”fields on Specker Avenue. my company that’s getting out,’” said Staff Sgt. Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding Any trees that have not been claimed by voucher Samantha Brenneman, Headquarters and general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, hasholders will be made available to Soldiers and Family Headquarters Company, 204th Brigade Support also been involved in the program. members on a first-come, first-served Battalion, 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div. “It’s friendly Anderson has made this class the place of duty basis at 4 p.m. Dec. 7. and comfortable; everyone can talk, share their for any Soldier who wishes to attend, said Blancett. “There are always more trees left,” experiences, and no one is judging you.” This program wouldn’t exist without his support. said Loran Doane, Garrison The course has also benefited from the feedback The program will be the standard for transitioning Public Affairs media of people with prior Transition Assistance Program Soldiers at Fort Carson. relations chief, class experience in attendance. “This is a labor of love,” said Blancett. “We are who encourages “I had the three-day class where they came in going to run this every 10 days for five years, or until Soldiers and and gave you a brief synopsis,” said Dana we are told to stop. Families who Martinez, spouse of transitioning Soldier Staff “We need to give Soldiers this opportunity; we did not re- Sgt. 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  • 13. Nov. 30, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 13 By Spc. Nathan Thome The meal preparation also provided 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office Soldiers a training opportunity. “What the Soldiers have done in The aroma of roasted turkeys filled the Fort these three days just goes to showCarson Culinary Academy as food service specialists that there is no limit to what they canfrom across post cooked and carved turkeys, Nov. accomplish,” said Scott. “Each and every19-21, to be served to those in need throughout the one of them stepped up, rose to theColorado Springs community on Thanksgiving Day. occasion, and accomplished great things.” Twenty-five Soldiers volunteered their time to Scott said the skills the cooks gainedprepare and package 300 turkeys, along with from cooking the food in a limited timemashed potatoes, green beans and stuffing. is something they can bring back to their “We’re cooking this food to help feed the units and apply at their dining facilities.homeless,” said Staff Sgt. Anthony Scott, food This year the cooks succeeded inservice specialist, Battery G, 1st Battalion, 77th accomplishing something that has neverField Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat happened before, said Scott.Team, 4th Infantry Division. “We made enough “These Soldiers shocked me; wefood to be delivered to four sites, which is about a were told that it was impossible to cooktotal of 3,000 people … so I think this is something 300 turkeys in one day, but they were sogood that the Army does each and every year.” motivated that they ended up proving everyone wrong,” Scott said. Every Soldier involved with preparing the Thanksgiving meals was a volunteer. “This event was put out to all of us (working) in the Photo by Spc. Nathan Thome dining facilities, and they Spc. Kevin Bauer, food service specialist, Headquarters Support told us we could volunteer Company, 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th for it,” said Pfc. Lorenzo Infantry Division, cuts a turkey in half prior to slicing it at the Fort Herrera, food service Carson Culinary Academy, Nov. 20. Twenty-five Soldiers volunteered specialist, Company E, 4th their time to prepare 3,000 Thanksgiving meals for those in need Combat Aviation Brigade. “I throughout the Colorado Springs community. stepped up and volunteered because it was something I was very Some of the Soldiers even decided to go the interested in.” extra mile and serve the food Thanksgiving Day. Each food service specialist moved “I’m going to be at one of the serving sites fluidly as they prepared the meals. in Colorado Springs because I like serving food. I “Preparing all this food was a lot of like seeing the look on people’s faces when they work, but everyone worked together and see the food I prepare for them,” said Herrera. (it) became more than just work,” said As their final day of cooking came to a Herrera. “We had a lot of fun, and this is close, the Soldiers walked away with their something I’ll remember for a long time.” mission a success. Herrera said if he is still at Fort “I enjoyed this because I knew I was doing Carson next year, he will volunteer something to help the community out, and that’s again because this opportunity had what the Army is about, helping the people in such an impact on him. our community and our country,” said Herrera. Photo by Spc. Nathan ThomeGreen beans, mashed potatoes and stuffing wereprepared at Fort Carson along with 300 turkeys for theSalvation Army Thanksgiving meal.“These Soldiers shocked me; we were told that it was impossible to cook 300 turkeys in one day, but they were so motivated that they ended up proving everyone wrong.” — Staff Sgt. Anthony Scott Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Stall, center, senior enlisted leader, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson; his wife, Cheryl Stall; and Beth Anderson, wife of Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson, serve the Thanksgiving meal at the Yuma Street Salvation Army, Nov. 22. The meal was prepared by Fort Carson Soldiers. Photo by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Ruby Freeman
  • 14. 14 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 30, 2012 Photo by Nel Lampe Christmas chaos The Fort Carson Community Theatre cast and crew rehearse the Christmas production, go wrong. Erin Joslyn directs the cast of 23; Michael Rose is the producer and Frank “A Christmas Chaos.” A repeat of the group’s first production a year ago, the group Morales is assistant producer. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday decided to reprise the show with an all-new cast and director. “A Christmas Chaos,” through Dec. 15 in the Freedom Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available at by Michael Wehrl, demonstrates that when things go wrong, sometimes they really Information, Tickets and Registration and at the door. GREAT CHINA BUFFET Super Buffet Voted Best in the Springs Featuring All You Can Eat Chinese, American and Japanese Cuisine WE NOW OFFER TAKE-OUT FROM OUR MENU & BUFFET* *Charge per pound 572-8009 Airport S. Academy Blvd Satellite Powers Blvd Hotel Circle Dr 628 South Academy Blvd. Exit 25 Great China 139 Buffet Fountain 24 LUNCH DINNER Monday-Sunday Monday-Saturday 4:00pm-9:30pm 11:00am-3:45pm Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm
  • 15. Nov. 30, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 15Preparation key to S.C. taxpayers’painless tax filing information may Commentary by just because you do not receive an interest statement in Capt. Connor Bidwill the mail does not mean it is not available or one was not be compromised Legal Assistance Office Most taxpayers do not worry, or even think about,filing their taxes until well into the new year. While this passive approach is normal, it is the generated. Student loan interest statements (1098-E), mortgage interest statements (1098), and other related documents are often available in a similar fashion. Lastly, interest and profits on sale of stock are typically available online, and many institutions will not mail Editor’s note: The Office ofwrong mindset in today’s ever-changing “tax-world.” these out, as they are larger documents. the Governor, State of South With new technologies and protocols emerging from Before you sit down with a tax preparer, such as the Carolina, issued the followingbanking and payroll institutions, ensuring you, as the ones available at Fort Carson free of charge, make sure identification theft message Nov. 8.taxpayer, receive all the correct tax forms before it is time stock-related documents include the “basis,” or original The South Carolina Departmentto file can be a cumbersome and often frustrating task. cost of the stock. If the basis is not available, contact that of Revenue was recently breached Now is the time to begin contacting financial financial institution immediately to calculate the basis. in a criminal cyber-attack.institutions, colleges and universities, and rental Filing taxes can be a scary and daunting task. Anyone who paid South Carolinamanagement companies in order to make the However, if you do your homework and prepare taxes dating back to 1998tax-filing process as seamless as possible. by compiling all of the documents ahead of may have had their personal The W-2, or income earnings statement, time, the process can be painless. information compromised.is relatively straightforward. For service- More importantly, if you start Current or former Southmembers and retirees, this is available thinking about what documents Carolina taxpayers are encouragedat http://www.mypay.gov. During will be out there, you to visit http://www.ProtectMyID.the first or second week of minimize the risk of com/SCDOR (code SCDOR123)January, the website will missing important numbers or call 866-578-5422 Monday-post a notice stating when on your tax return. This Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. toW-2s will be available. will result in less stress, enroll for one year of identity Interest statements more accurate returns and theft protection by Jan. 13.from savings and money hopefully prevent the Last U.S. address must bemarket accounts are a little Internal Revenue Service used and spouses must enrolltrickier. Some institutions from knocking on your door. themselves. Parents will bestill mail these documents If you have any questions notified when children may enroll.to the address on file (which is often or concerns, do not hesitate All services are free ofan old address for servicemembers), but the to contact the Fort Carson charge. For more information,majority of banking institutions are simply hanging Legal Assistance Office visit http://www.consumer.sc.gov.the documents on your online account. Remember, at 526-5572. If you missed our sale yesterday, don’t worry. There’s another one today. Something is on sale every day at Goodwill. And, considering our everyday prices beat just about anyone else’s “sale,” a Goodwill sale is a real bargain. DiscoverMyGoodwill.org Gentle Dental Care Howard Short, D.M.D. My one reason? Accepting United Concordia Insurance To show I for military families! care about Botox and Dermafill Treatment Available! my community. You only need one reason CALL FOR APPOINTMENT! to donate plasma. On B Street 719-574-7631 Find out how becoming a plasma donor can make a Right outside Gate 4 behind 7-11 5739 Constitution Ave. difference for patients and help you earn extra money. (SW corner Constitution and Powers next to Walgreens) CARE CREDIT ACCEPTED As a new donor, you can earn up to $100 this week. Biomat USA 3776 Airport Road Colorado Springs, CO 80910 Become a fan of the Colorado Springs Business Journal (719) 380-6991 on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CSBizJournal 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 Get breaking news and headlines throughout the day, learn about upcoming events, special offers and more! card to donate. Must be 18 years of age or older to donate.
  • 16. 16 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 30, 2012Upcoming events and assignments to strengthen the experience of employees and prepare them for broaderInformation technology meeting — The next IT responsibilities, improve organizational working group meeting will be held Wednesday communication, and develop well-rounded at 10:30 a.m. at McMahon Auditorium. Personnel personnel. Applications can be obtained by will be updated on the latest and upcoming contacting your organization’s training coordinator IT changes affecting everyone and those with or the Workforce Development Program. elevated privileges. This meeting is open to UCCS scholarships — The University of Colorado all Fort Carson personnel. Colorado Springs will offer scholarships forSanta’s Workshop — The Mountain Post Spouses past and current servicemembers interested in Club hosts the annual Santa’s Workshop to pursuing degrees in science, technology, benefit Soldiers and Families struggling financially. engineering or mathematics. Contact Jennifer The club is seeking monetary and toy donations as Fisher at 719-255-3460 for more information. Visit well as volunteer elves to assist in set up, shopping http://finaidse.uccs.edu/scholgate.shtml to apply. and cleanup. Santa’s Workshop runs Monday- EFMP — The Exceptional Family Member Dec. 7, but preparations are already taking place. Program at Evans Army Community Hospital Contact mtnpostsantasworkshop@gmail.com has new hours of operation Monday-Thursday or mpsws.volunteercoordinator@gmail.com from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Overseas screenings for information. will be conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The EFMP office is located in the Pfc. Eric P.General announcements Woods Soldier Family Care Center, Pediatric Clinic lobby, Room 2103. Contact the EFMPClinic name changes — Two of the Family medicine Department at 526-7805 for more information, clinics are in the process of changing names. Iron Car wash construction — In an effort to improve its Horse Family Medicine Clinic (located on the services, the Mountain Post Car Wash is undergoing second floor of Evans Army Community Hospital) construction to upgrade an automatic bay to an is changing its name to Warrior Family Medicine express wash. The facility remains open 24-hours Clinic. Evans Family Medicine Clinic (located on for business and the staff will do its best to accom- the second floor of the Woods Soldier Family Care modate customers during construction. Contact Mike Clinic) is changing its name to Iron Horse Family Jimenez at 719-226-2850 for more information. Medicine Clinic. These are only name changes. TRICARE online access — TRICARE patients Beneficiaries will continue to see assigned primary will no longer be able to access online care manager/team in their regular clinic location. accounts with MHS/iAS username andAutomated medical referral — A new automated password. Users must either use a registered reminder system is now in place for medical Department of Defense Common Access Card or referrals. Beneficiaries who are referred to a register for a DOD Self-Service Logon. Visit: civilian specialist in the network will receive a www.dmdc.osd.mil/identitymanagement. Patients phone call from the Colorado Springs Military may also receive personal assistance in creating Health System. The call will remind patients to an account by visiting the TRICARE Service make an appointment. If a patient has already made Center at Evans Army Community Hospital an appointment, an option will allow him to report or Veterans Affairs Regional Office. that information. There is also an option to cancel Ambulance service — Fort Carson officials urge The program provides the van, maintenance and the referral. Unless acted upon, these reminders community members to contact emergency repairs, insurance, fuel and has an Emergency will recur at 20, 60 and 120 days. Call 524-2637 personnel by calling 911 instead of driving Ride Home feature. Go to http://tinyurl.com/ for more information on the automated call system. personal vehicles to the emergency room. In the FtCarsonVanPool for further details, and to reserveThrift shop accepts credit cards — The Fort event of a life- or limb-threatening emergency, a spot. Contact Anneliesa Barta, Sustainable Fort Carson Thrift Shop is now accepting debit and skilled paramedics and ambulance crew will be Carson at 526-6497 or email anneliesa.m.barta. credit cards. The shop, located in building 305, able to administer critical care and aid. Contact ctr@mail.mil for more information. is open Tuesday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 the Emergency Department at 526-7111 for p.m. Contact Gail Olson at 526-5966 or email more information. Ongoing events thriftshop@gmail.com for more information New prescription policy — All handwritten or to learn about volunteer opportunities. prescriptions from a TRICARE network provider Seeking speakers — The Fort Carson Public Affairs Donations may be dropped off at the store will be filled at the Soldier and Family Care Office is seeking Soldiers, Family members and during normal business hours or at the recycling Center located adjacent to and east of Evans Army civilians from Fort Carson to speak about their center located near the main exchange. Community Hospital. When calling in for refills work, training and varied experiences to publicDonated annual leave for Fort Carson civilian on those prescriptions, beneficiaries will continue organizations throughout the Pikes Peak region. employees — is currently being accepted for the to use the SFCC. A dedicated refill window in this Speakers must be well-qualified professionals following civilians under the Voluntary Leave facility will reduce wait time. The SFCC pharmacy who know how to capture and maintain an Transfer Program. The employees who have is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to audience’s attention for 20-30 minutes. Speakers exhausted all available leave because of medical 5 p.m. The pharmacy is located on the first floor should be comfortable speaking to businesses, emergencies and are currently accepting leave near the east entrance of the facility; park in the professional organizations, community leaders, donations are Francisco Oquendo, Directorate “G” lot, east of the building. Call 719-503-7067 civic groups and schools. Contact Bennie of Logistics; Eric Lewis, Directorate of Planning, or 719-503-7068 for more information. Jackson at 526-9849 or 526-5996. Training, Mobilization and Security; Jacqueline 2-1-1 data expands to two counties — The Pikes Al-Anon meetings — Al-Anon is a 12-step Woodward, Directorate of Contracting; Teresa Peak Area Council of Governments has partnered program for families and friends of alcoholics Miller, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare with Pikes Peak United Way to include 2-1-1 data (admitted or not). Meetings take place in the and Recreation; Erin Kelly, Network Enterprise for El Paso and Teller counties in the Network conference room of The Colorado Inn at Center. Government civilian employees who of Care for servicemembers, veterans and their 6 p.m. every Monday. Attendance is free and wish to donate annual leave may complete form Families. The service directory component of the anyone can attend these open, anonymous OPM-630A, “Request to Donate Annual leave.” Network of Care now includes more than 1,500 meetings. Contact Al-Anon Service Center Nonappropriated Fund employees who wish local resources to assist the military community, at 719-632-0063 for information. to donate complete form OPM-630B “Out of service providers and others. Visit http://pikespeak. Nutrition counseling and classes — The Agency.” Send completed forms to Sharon networkofcare.org for more information. Evans Army Community Hospital Nutrition Peterson at sharon.m.peterson.civ@mail.mil. Share-a-Ride — is a free online car pool coordination Care Division offers nutrition counseling on a Call 526-9341 for more information. to and from post, as well as van pool options, healthy diet, weight loss or gain, high cholesterol,IMCOM recruits — Installation Management typically for those commuting 30 or more miles to hypertension, diabetes, sports nutrition and other Command is currently recruiting junior and post. Riders are matched based on their origination nutrition-related diseases or illnesses. Nutrition mid-level employees to participate in a and destination points, as well as days and times classes include heart-healthy/lipid, weight loss, Developmental Assignment Program. DAP is of travel. Users specify whether they are offering a pregnancy nutrition, commissary tour/healthy designed to support functional and leadership ride, need a ride or if they are interested in sharing shopping and sports nutrition. To schedule an training, which is one of the essential pillars of driving duties. When a “match” is found, users appointment, call the TRICARE appointment the HQ, IMCOM Campaign Plan LOE 3. Eligible are notified immediately of rider options, allowing line at 719-457-2273. To register for a class, applicants are IMCOM appropriated-fund them to contact and coordinate ridesharing within call the Nutrition Care Division at 526-7290. employees (GS7-GS13) and nonappropriated minutes. Access the ride-share portal by visiting Take Off Pounds Sensibly — meets in the Grant fund employees (NF-5 and below, in positions http://www.carson.army.mil/paio/sustainability.html. Library conference room Thursdays. Weigh-in comparable to GS7 through GS13). The DAP Vanpools — Vanpools serve commuters who is from 5-5:45 p.m. and the meeting is from is based on a systematic plan specializing in travel on Interstate 25, Powers Boulevard, 6-7 p.m. Annual membership fee is $26 and developmental assignments through various Security-Widefield and Fountain. Vanpool costs includes the TOPS magazine. Monthly dues functional areas for a period of up to 60 days. for Soldiers and civilians may be reduced (or free) are $5. Call Norma Rook at 719-531-7748 or The program provides multifunctional training when using the Army Mass Transit Benefit subsidy. TOPS at 800-932-8677 for more information.
  • 17. Nov. 30, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 17America Recycles DayCommunity turns in household waste Story and photo by disposal through the El Paso County VHS tapes. Fort Carson sells old Susan C. Galentine Household Hazardous Waste Facility. electronics for a profit to fund the By the numbers Directorate of Public Works “We wanted to use America Recycle Program and contributes public relations Recycles Day to educate, promote and to installation morale, welfare and The following is a waste celebrate recycling on and around Fort recreation funds, Bailey said. collection breakdown of Truckloads worth of old, no longer Carson,” said Eric Bailey, Directorate Retired Army Sgt. Brian items turned in during theneeded household, lawn care, auto- of Public Works Operations and Schlosser and his wife, Jenny Fort Carson America Recyclesmotive products and electronics were Maintenance Division recycle program Schlosser, regulars at the Exchange Day event Nov. 15:brought to the old commissary parking manager. “We were thrilled with the recycle drop-off location, decidedlot during Fort Carson’s America amount of people who participated and to drop off their household waste þ 10,660 pounds of electronics,Recycles Day household hazardous were genuinely interested in keeping at the event and learn more about including unit e-waste itemswaste collection event Nov. 15. waste out of a landfill. The event what items can be recycled. (TVs, VCRs, cell phones, fax A steady stream of nearly 200 was a huge success and Fort Carson “We’ve gotten to the point where machines, printers, chargers)people drove up and unloaded unwanted is proud to have been part of it.” we hardly have any trash,” Brian þ 8,586 pounds of paints, stainsproducts during the day, helping to Also collected at the event Schlosser said of their recycling efforts. and solventsdivert 23,021 pounds of waste from were electronic-related items — Not all of the items dropped aregoing to the landfill. Products such from old TV sets, VCRs, cell phones, at the final stage of their lifecycle. þ 2,525 pounds of automotiveas pesticides, fertilizer, paints, and fax machines and printers to data Latex paints brought in will find products (antifreeze, oil,automotive products were collected for media such as CDs, DVDs and new life through a Pueblo vendor, batteries, cleaners) who mixes the paint for þ 803 pounds of household reuse and used oil is kept toxic liquids (bleach, out of the environment and cleaners, ammonia) recycled for future use. Fort Carson units þ 351 pounds of toxic solids participated in a nonmilitary (fertilizer, pesticides, electronics turn-in competition rodent poisons) during the collection event, þ 48 pounds of data media bringing in 2,061 pounds. (DVDS, VHS tapes, CDs) The 242nd Explosive þ 48 pounds of printer and Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group (EOD), toner cartridges brought in the most with 415 pounds of e-waste, Donations of food items for followed by the Dental Activity Care and Share were encouraged for with 352 pounds. All people dropping off products. More participating units will than 307 pounds and $116 were receive $1 in morale, welfare collected for the local charity. and recreation funds for For information about household each pound turned in. hazardous waste items collected at the El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 3275 Akers Drive, and the hours of operation, visit America Recycles Day http://adm.elpasoco.com/Environmental volunteers help unload items %20Division/Household%20Hazardous off of a customer’s vehicle. %20Waste/Pages/default.aspx. NATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY Colorado Springs REDUCED TUITION for military Locally owned & operated personnel AND Joint Effort Rehab is a family owned, full-service 2835 Dublin Blvd (at Union) therapy provider with over 13 years of treating 719-533-1318 dependents* military personnel and their families. We utilize the Fax: 719-533-1319 latest treatment techniques including trigger point dry Associate, Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees needling, manual therapy, and kinesiotaping. We treat 2989 Broadmoor Valley Rd. (at Hwy 115 and Cheyenne Mtn Blvd) Accounting most all conditions including neck/back pain, hip/ knee/ankle/shoulder/elbow/wrist disorders, dizziness/ 719-527-9331 Business balance issues and headaches. Fax: 719-527-9372 Criminal Justice We are proud to take all Tricare products and look forward to serving you. Healthcare Information Technology w w w.jointef for t rehab.com (719) 590-8300 csadmissions@national.edu Having an We are in the Ft. Carson Education Center every Tuesday Open House? Let our readers know! Ask about our ONLY $30 5 1/2 week classes! National American University is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association|www.ncahlc.org *Must provide a valid military ID card. 6/2012 For more information call 719-329-5236 or email m The individual pictured is not an actual service member.
  • 18. 18 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 30, 2012 Tips help Commentary by Christine N. Levy Here are some tips to arm you to ensure there is something to Dietitian, Nutrition Care Division, with confidence as you enter the eat and feel good about. Evans Army Community Hospital challenging high-calorie seas ahead: ⌧Sometimes small servings of ⌧Do not skip meals. Include everything make it seem as if you Planning for visitors, buying gifts, some protein, fat and complex didn’t have a meal. You may be better traveling and a change in sleeping carbohydrate at each meal. off just choosing a few things. avoid habits — it’s no wonder the holidays ⌧Drink water frequently throughout ⌧Order an entrée instead of can be stressful. the day. getting the buffet, which makes A major stressor for many ⌧Choose fruit instead of juice. it challenging to limit portions people is all the food associated ⌧Pack individual snack portions and quantity of food consumed. with holidays. Lots of people are when traveling or shopping. Don’t ⌧Use a small plate, it gives the already worrying about how they will be caught without a healthy snack appearance of consuming more. holiday make it through the holidays without to avoid buying and unhealthy one. ⌧Plan for at least 30 minutes of gaining weight. ⌧ Have a small snack with protein daily activity early in the day. “Moderation, not elimination” before going to holiday parties. You’ll make smarter decisions should be your mantra. Food itself It will make you less likely to about food choices later in the day. is not bad for you, unless your justify overeating and overdrinking ⌧Keep in mind that 100 extra calories portions resemble those of a bear at the party. a day from any food or drink willweight gain before hibernation. ⌧Alcohol adds calories. Mixed drinks put on 10 pounds a year. It’s important to remember that have more calories than a glass of Evans Army Community Hospital you are in control of what you eat and wine, wine spritzer or light beer. Too offers weight management classes how much you eat. You don’t have to much alcohol lowers food inhibitions and has dietitians available by eat everything that is available; it and usually triggers overeating. appointment. There is no need will not be your last meal or snack. ⌧Take a healthy item to a gathering for a referral, call 526-7920. Let Us Help Y P You Prepare For Winter Driving! Ever y Full Ser vice Is A 16-Point r Preventive Maintenance Review! $10.00 OFF 0.00 A FULL SERVICE OIL CHANGE! OFFER VALID AT THE BELOW VA AT ALID COLORADO SPRINGS LOCATIONS LOCAT ATIONS 350 South 8th St. Valid only at the 350 South 8th St. and Phone: 719-520-0064 3795 Airport Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO. Not valid with any other offers. Offer expires 1/31/13. MTFS10 3795 Airport Blvd. Phone: 719-570-6112 Also offering $20 OFF a Radiator Flush Mon.-Fri. 8-6 Sat. 8-5 Sun. 9-4 and 15% OFF any Additional Servic F Services! No Appointment Needed! ONLY WHAT YOU NEED. GUARANTEED. SHIN SA DONG KOREAN RESTAURANT We have delicious foods with the best prices! We always have 8 or more side dishes that come with every food for FREE! 10% Military Discount* We make tasty foods such as: 3845 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 638-2695
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  • 20. 20 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 30, 2012 Nov. 30, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 21 Photo by Walt Johnson Former Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer autographs a football while visiting with 4th Infantry Division Soldiers during the NFL Salute to Service game in Denver, Nov. 18. Photo by Walt Johnson Col. Omar J. Jones IV, commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, leads Soldiers onto the field during halftime activities Nov. 18 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver. Photo by Staff Sergeant Andrew Porch Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, shake hands and receive thanks from fans during the Denver Broncos Salute to Denver Broncos linebacker Leslie Woodyard Service at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Nov. 18. The crowd of more than 73,000 erupted in cheers, during both a pregame and greets Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding halftime ceremony, to show thanks to servicemembers from all branches of service. general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, Broncos By Walt Johnson Mountaineer Soldiers representing Fort Carson’s 4th Infantry Division and the Warrior Transition greeted by members of the Broncos organization, past and present, and representatives from USAA who presented them with gift bags. Among the former Broncos that signed autographs and visited with the military gesture and we appreciate the opportunity to come and see a professional football game today. To all the military members here today, thank you for your service; Photo by Walt Johnson as Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers Spc. Daniel Teves, left, and Spc. Robert Trujillo, look on prior to the three Soldiers taking part in the pregame coin toss ceremony Nov. 18 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. give Battalion were honored for their service to the nation by the Denver Broncos Nov. 18, during pregame and halftime festivities at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. The Denver Broncos, in association with United Services Automobile Association, opened members were former quarterback Jake Plummer, former wide receiver Vance Johnson and former offensive lineman Tom Graham. Joe Ellis, Denver Broncos team president, said the organization was proud to host the servicemembers and their Families. and to all the Family members, thanks for all the sacrifice and love that you give so that we are able to do our job.” Football fans showed their appreciation to the military members with rousing ovations following their participation in pregame and halftime Soldiers the doors to Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium to honor members of the military as part of the NFL Salute to Service Campaign. ’s The Soldiers joined Airmen from Peterson and Buckley Air Force bases, Sailors from the Navy recruiting office in Denver and Coast Guardsmen were recognized in pregame and “We are appreciative of everyone here and all that you do for our country,” Ellis said. “On behalf of Mr. (Pat) Bowlen (DenverBroncos owner), I would like to say thank you to all the men and women who serve our country. You allow us to do what we do and we are here today to thank you on this beautiful activities, but the fans weren’t the only grateful ones, according to Stephanie Kennedy, wife of Capt. Leigh Kennedy, a company commander with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div. “It’s very special to honor the military because where the military are heroes for a lot of people, a lot of these NFL players are heroes Mile High halftime ceremonies. Among the dignitaries from Fort Carson were Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson; Brig. Gen. Darsie Rogers, deputy commanding general for support, 4th Inf. Div.; Brig. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves, deputy commanding general for maneuver, 4th Inf. Div.; Command Sgt. Maj. day, in this beautiful stadium. But this athletic competition today pales in comparison to what you do for our country each day and we are grateful and we thank you for your service.” Anderson said it was a pleasure to be with members of each of the branches of service at the event. “On behalf of all the Soldiers, Sailors, to people in the military,” Stephanie Kennedy said. “Our military people are very happy to be here today and are extremely honored that they can be on the same field as NFL players.” “It (means) a lot for me to see the servicemembers recognized because they’ve done a great job and many of them are getting back from deployment and some are getting salute Brian Stall, 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson. After the pregame rehearsal, the servicemembers and their Families were escorted to a VIP area of the stadium where they were Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, I would like to thank the Broncos for what they’re doing for us today and USAA for what they do for us every day,” Anderson said. “We appreciate the ready to go on a deployment. The fact that they have the opportunity to take their mind off of what they do each day, if only for a little while, is very important,” she said. Photo by Walt Johnson Fort Carson Soldiers create a tunnel for Denver Broncos players during the pregame ceremony Nov. 18 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver as part of the NFL’s Salute to Service Campaign. Layout by Jeanne Mazerall
  • 21. 22 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 30, 2012
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  • 23. 24 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 30, 2012 Nov. 30, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 25 Native American Heritage Month Event highlights culture, achievements Story and photos by history at University of Colorado at The event Nicholas Kucan, who Catherine Ross Special to the Mountaineer Colorado Springs, also paid tribute to military service by explaining “We want to not only concluded with a sampling of is with the Warrior Transition Battalion. Nearly 100 members of the how her father, who served in the Army during World War II, taught honor them, but ... pay authentic Native American dishes The dance performance and Fort Carson community enjoyed a breadth of Native American culture, her about courage. She also high- lighted how her mixed backgrounds, tribute to their continued including beef stew, corn, presentation by Cheek stood out for Kucan. religion and cuisine at the Elkhorn Conference Center, Nov. 19. which include Montaukett Indian Nation, have enabled her to inherit contributions in culture fry bread and sweet potato “I didn’t know the dances were newer, The Equal Opportunity Program’s observance of National knowledge from multiple cultures. “I have pulled complimentary and military service.” and fruit dishes. “Fort Carson that the dances were continuing to evolve.” Native American Heritage Month inheritances that have humbled and — Lt. Col. David Cushen has eight ethnic Brig. Gen. Darsie tied the ethnic history and values enriched me,” she said. and special Rogers, deputy with military service. Marine Corps Gulf War veteran observances commanding general “In part, a warrior tradition and Lakota spiritual leader Michael wearing a traditional Native American throughout the year,” said Lt. Col. for support, 4th Inf. Div., is the willingness to engage the Hackwith delivered the event’s fancy dancer’s costume. Adorned David Cushen, 4th Infantry Division presented certificates of enemy in battle. This characteristic invocation and performed a song, with eagle, turkey and chicken feathers, Equal Opportunity Program manager. appreciation to the guest has been clearly demonstrated by both in Lakota. Cheek explained the significance “November is the month to speakers and performers the courageous deeds of Native “This is historic. This is the first of the components and colors, and honor Native Americans and prior to addressing Eddie Three Eagles, who is part Cherokee and part Americans in combat,” said Amber time Fort Carson has recognized the provided background on the dance. Alaskan Natives. These are two the audience. Mescalero Apache, performs the song “Red, White Hargrove, event emcee. community within the community,” “Each dance has its own distinct groups, but we combine “Today we celebrate and Blue” on the flute Nov. 19 at the Elkhorn Guest speaker Dr. Bernice Hackwith said, referring to service- origins,” he said. “My style mimics them because they are both native to the theme of service: Conference Center. Forrest, associate professor of members, veterans and Families who a bird in flight.” the geography of the United States. the service of Native gather at the “He Ska Akicita Inipi,” Eddie Three Eagles, a Navy “We want to not only honor them, Americans, service to our nation, largest percentage of servicemembers or White Mountain Warriors Lodge, at veteran of the Vietnam War who is but also educate non-Native Americans service to our future generations. in our armed forces. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin Cheek, a Turkey Creek Recreational Area for part Cherokee and part Mescalero and Alaskans, and pay tribute to their “Native American and Alaskan “Native Americans and Cherokee, performs a dance wearing Native American spiritual ceremonies. Apache, performed the song “Red, continued contributions in culture Natives represent just under 2 percent Alaskan Natives honor our nation a traditional Native American “fancy” Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin White and Blue” on the flute. and military service,” he said. of the population of the United and serve with quiet pride, sense dancer’s costume at the Elkhorn Cheek, a Cherokee, enriched the “I do this in honor of all the war- “I think this is a great thing States,” said Rogers. “Based on of community, discipline and Conference Center, Nov. 19. observance with a dance performance riors present, past and future,” he said. 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  • 24. 26 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 30, 2012Meaning of Christmas — a Christian perspectiveCommentary by Chap. (Maj.) Pete Keough Christians look to Christmas with anticipation all mankind. Christmas is a precious time of year 43rd Sustainment Brigade as a reminder of hope and of God’s grace. Just as that reminds the Christian of how much God parents anticipate the arrival of a new child into loves all people, that he graciously gave us the Christmas is one of the most celebrated days their family, Christians look to the birth of Jesus free gift of life through the birth, life, death andon the calendar. People from all over the world Christ as a symbol of eternal hope and salvation. resurrection of his only son, Jesus.celebrate Christmas in one form or another. In our In the Christian view, Jesus is the gift of life from How can Christmas help us to live and loveAmerican context, Christmas is a season of holiday God and is the means of the Christian believer’s more freely? First, I would submit that anyone andmusic, the giving and receiving of gifts, festive salvation. This is one reason why we see people everyone can appreciate and participate in Christmas.parties, tons of food, family gatherings and, for exchange gifts each year; it is, in part, symbolic Not everyone who celebrates Christmas is amany, a time to celebrate and reflect on one’s faith. to the gift God gave by sending his son to save Christian. People all over the world, made up of Interesting to note, Christmas is also that many faiths, or no particular faith, celebratetime of year where people are generally nicer this holiday. But if we look at what Christmasthan usual, a little bit more gracious and a great was from the beginning, it was about a freedeal more celebratory than other holidays. Why gift from God to mankind. Christmas is stillis that? Before I can fully answer this question, that today and will always be about that. Thewe must take a quick look at the history of spirit of Christmas is one of love, forgiveness,Christmas, what Christmas means to Christians, appreciation and celebration. For the Christian,and how the holiday can help us to live more however, it takes an even deeper meaning inand love more. that it reminds the believer of the personal Christmas is the celebration of the birth relationship they have with God through Christof Jesus Christ, the founder and savior of the because of God’s immeasurable love for allChristian faith. The word Christmas comes mankind. Christmas, and all that it represents,from the Old English word “Cristesmaesse,” is about a gracious gift to you and to me.or Christ’s Mass. It is the word that describes It is my belief that we can all benefitthe celebration of the birth of Christ. Christians from Christmas. If we all take on the spirithave celebrated this holy event since the of Christmas in our hearts; the spirit of love,third century. It is important to note forgiveness, appreciation for all mankindthat before the third century, few, if any, and a celebration of the life we have, by theactually celebrated the birth of Jesus as grace of God, then our lives and the lives ofan official event since birthdays weren’t those around us will be infinitely impactednecessarily events to be celebrated. for the better. If we allow ourselves to live a This celebration of Jesus’ birth came more full life, to love others unconditionally,about later as a desire to highlight the full to see others for their good, then I wouldlife of Jesus as it was custom to only focus say Christmas has been rightly celebrated.on his baptism and resurrection. From the It is my prayer for you and yours that thisthird century until now, Christmas has been Christmas, the greatest gift you give others is aa considerable commemoration among all loving, forgiving, appreciative and celebratoryChristian traditions worldwide and is heart. And in that same prayer, my hope is thatpracticed in a multitude of ways. you receive the same from those around you.Chapel briefsFacebook: Search “Fort Carson Chaplains Chapel Schedule (Religious Support Office)” for the latest events and schedules. ROMAN CATHOLICBethlehem Bash items needed: Unbroken turkey Day Time Service Chapel Location Contact Person Saturday 4-45 p.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 breast bones; pinecones; plastic, six-pack can 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 Sunday 9 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 for this year’s Bethlehem Bash. Items can Sunday 10:30 a.m. Religious education Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 be dropped off in room 133 at Soldiers’ 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 Mon-Fri 11:45 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 at heidi.a.mcallister.civ@mail.mil for Mon-Thurs noon Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 more information. PROTESTANTMilitary Council of Catholic Women meets 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 Sunday 9 a.m. Communion Service Provider Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Landon/526-2803 526-5769 or visit “Fort Carson Military 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/526-5744 Sunday 11 a.m. Protestant Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316Knights of Columbus, a Catholic group for Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Ursula Pittman/503-1104 men 18 and older, meets the second and fourth 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 Tuesday 9:30 a.m. PWOC Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 Chapel. Call 526-5769 for more information.Protestant Women of the Chapel meets Tuesday JEWISH from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Soldiers’ Memorial 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 Sunday 1 p.m. Provider Chapel, Building 1350, Barkeley and Ellis ftcarsonopencircle@gmail.com 5 p.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel 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. members and friends who 719-304-9815 for more information. For more information, call 526-8263.
  • 25. Nov. 30, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 27IntramuralplayoffsbeginMonday Story and photo by Walt Johnson Mountaineer staff After a long season, footballplayers in the Fort Carson intramuralfootball league are ready to beginthe drive to determine this year’sintramural champion. There were 43 teams competing inthis year’s intramural league, but onlythe top 12 make it to the playoffs thatbegin Monday, according to AmberZurita, intramural sports director. This year’s intramural leaguewas divided into two leagues — theAmerican and National conferences,but there will be no league affiliation but had five makeup games this week. Parker said that is not going to be an Tight defensive pressure, asas the top 12 teams battle for the title. As the team took the field Tuesday issue for the Regulators because the displayed in a recent intramuralAt presstime Wednesday, half of the to begin a grueling six games in team’s philosophy is to play its brand league game, may be the key to43 teams in the league were still three nights, Regulators’ quarterback of football and not concern itself with winning the post intramural flagcompeting for a spot in this year’s Jay Parker said the team knew what what the opponents are trying to do. football title this year.playoffs. The results of the final games was at stake. Knowing that his team probably hasbeing played this week will determine “We were off for a month to win four of the six games to gain a will win this year’s championship,who gets to play Monday and Tuesday. (training) at the National Training playoff berth did not faze Parker, who but he thinks each team might want Rarely would an undefeated team Center (Fort Irwin, Calif.), so we’ve said there was another objective his to practice maintaining ball controlhave to worry about its chances to got some catching up to do and a team was trying to meet. on offense and playing tight,make the playoffs, but that’s the case pretty intense week of football ahead “We want to win each of the games shutdown defense.for the “Regulators” of 1st Battalion, of us,” he said. we play this week because if we The playoffs begin Monday and22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade While some teams might feel it win them all, then we are guaranteed are scheduled to conclude ThursdayCombat Team, 4th Infantry Division. was a disadvantage to be away from to be in the playoffs,” Parker said. at 6:30 p.m. with a one-game,The Regulators are 3-0 in league play, the post training and not playing, He said it remains to be seen who winner-take-all championship game.Mountaineer Sports Feature Road warriors Donovan Scott, Carson Middle School center, shoots over a Fountain Middle School defender during basketball action Monday at Fountain Middle School. The Carson Middle School Eagles boys’ basketball team’s final road game will be played Monday against The Classical Academy at 3:30 p.m. The Eagles’ next home contest is Wednesday when it hosts Cheyenne Mountain Middle School at 3:30 p.m. The Eagles will also host a tournament Dec. 10 and 12. Photo by Walt Johnson
  • 26. 28 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 30, 2012On the BenchDFMWR hosts hoops tournament By Walt Johnson is offered and people can Mountaineer staff win cash during the Color Pin event that evening. The Directorate of Family and Morale, Sunday is Family PizzaWelfare and Recreation Sports and Fitness Bowl where $7 gets twoDivision will host a preseason basketball games of bowling, twotournament Monday through Dec. 20 at slices of pizza and aIron Horse Sports and Fitness Center. drink. Call 526-4201 for According to DFMWR officials, teams must more information.submit a separate team roster for the tournament Iron Horse Sportsthat is limited to 12 players for each team. Officials and Fitness Centersaid the first 24 men’s teams and eight women’s will offer a variety ofteams that register will play in the tournament. certification workshopsThe tournament is open to any active-duty person, in the coming months.Army Reserve or National Guardsmen on active There will be twoorders, Family members 16 and above and workshops offered inany Department of Defense identification card December — indoorholder affiliated with Fort Carson. cycling Dec. 15 and a The registration deadline is Friday. Contact Fuzecraze class Dec. 16.Amber Zurita at 526-2706 for more information. A practical yoga workshop The Fort Carson Youth Sports Division is Jan. 26 and a senioroffers a winter wrestling program. fitness class is Jan. 27. A The program will run Jan. 7-March 2. military fitness specialistRegistration closes Jan. 4. Parents can register certification course willchildren ages 6-15 at the Parent Central Building be offered March 1-3.at 1518 Prussman Blvd. or at http://www.webtrac. The courses are heldmwr.army.mil/webtrac/carsoncyms.html. in conjunction with the A current physical is required to participate. Aerobics and FitnessFor more information contact Tyneika Williams Association of America.at 526-4425. For more information The DFMWR Sports and Fitness Division contact the Iron Horsewill host the annual Jingle Bell Run in December. Sports and Fitness Center The event is a fun run that begins and ends staff at 526-2706.at Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center. Registration Fort Carson Familyis not required to compete in the run, according member Ann Claiborneto DFMWR officials. Participants just need to took home two titles Photo by Walt Johnsonshow up at the facility prior to the 8 a.m. start time. The event is free for post patrons and will at the 2012 National Physique Committee Women’s hoopsfeature a five-kilometer run and walk. DFMWR METRX Rocky Anna Simmers, left, U.S. Military Academy guard, shoots over U.S. Air Forceofficials said in addition to the race there will Mountain Bodybuilding, Academy’s Camille Thompson Nov. 24 at Clune Arena on the Air Force Academy. Thebe many Family-based activities scheduled. Fitness, Figure, Bikini Army Black Knights won the contest 72-68. Fort Carson’s Thunder Alley Bowling and PhysiqueCenter has special events on tap in December. Championships. The monthly No Tap event will be held Sunday Claiborne won the master’s division overall more, to include special orders, will receiveat 1 p.m. Tuesday is 50s Night with 50 cent games, and overall best in show in the figure competition a coupon for 5-30 percent off the purchase,shoes and hot dogs. Wednesday is Family Night with at the event that was held in Sheridan Nov. 19. according to golf course officials. There will$1 games for Family bowlers. Friday is Cosmic The Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club Christmas also be special deals on any trail fee, annual feeBowl, which offers individual games or $12 for the Sale is under way. or punch card purchases.entire evening. Saturday, an afternoon Cosmic Bowl All merchandise purchases that total $25 or Call 526-4102 for more information. Close call A dodge ball player barely eludes a ball during the post dodge ball championship tournament held at Waller Physical Fitness Center Nov. 15. Chupacabra won the tournament after defeating the Purple Cobras in the championship game. Photo by Walt Johnson
  • 27. Nov. 30, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 29 Fort Carson Football Picks Pro Pro 1. New Orleans vs. Atlanta 9. San Francisco vs. St. Louis 2. Seattle vs. Chicago 10. Arizona vs. N.Y. Jets 3. Houston vs. Tennessee 11. Tampa Bay vs. Denver 4. New England vs. Miami 12. Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore 5. Jacksonville vs. Buffalo 13. Cincinnati vs. San Diego 6. Indianapolis vs. Detroit 14. Cleveland vs. Oakland 7. Carolina vs. Kansas City 15. Philadelphia vs. Dallas 8. Minnesota vs. Green Bay 16. N.Y. Giants vs. Washington Eric Goodman Jason Rump Carbella Cheek Michael Smith 1st Bn., 22nd Inf. Reg. 204th BSB PHCD-Carson 4th Sqdn., 10th Cav. Reg. Falcons 49ers Falcons 49ers Saints 49ers Falcons 49ers Bears N.Y. Jets Bears Cardinals Seahawks N.Y. Jets Seahawks Cardinals Texans Broncos Texans Broncos Texans Buccaneers Texans Broncos Patriots Ravens Patriots Ravens Patriots Steelers Patriots Ravens Bills Bengals Jaguars Chargers Jaguars Chargers Bills Bengals Lions Browns Colts Browns Lions Raiders Colts Raiders Panthers Cowboys Panthers Cowboys Chiefs Cowboys Panthers Cowboys Packers Redskins Packers Giants Vikings Giants Packers GiantsDebbie Roubal DDS, P.C. Working directly with the military community has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my 20 year dental career. USE YOUR PAY STUB (719) 636-1933 TO DRIVE TODAY! 830 Tenderfoot Hill Road, Suite #250 Simply BRING US YOUR PAY www.springsteeth.com The person pictured is not an actual service member STUB and we’ll calculate your 2012 Tax Refund. You could use it to get the car you need today! At J.D. Byrider, you get: WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS! 155 N. Academy Colorado Springs, CO (888) 927-3779 Apply online at:
  • 28. 30 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 30, 2012 Nov. 30, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 31 9475 Briar Village Point; and music and warm drinks and treats Create your own holiday traditions — 1:30 p.m., Dec. 15 at Rockrimmon Library Branch, 832 Village Center Drive. e Santa arrives at the Town Clock in Manitou Springs Dec. 24, are available. Open from 5:30-9:30 p.m. daily. Admission is $7-$10. Denver Botanic Gardens is at 1007 York St. Call 730-865-3500 or visit http://www.Botanic choose from many activities from 6-7 p.m. gardens.org for information. e “Family Adventure Day — e Denver “Zoo Lights” can be Traditions” is at Bemis School of visited through Jan. 2, 5:30-9:30 Art, 818 Pelham Place, Dec. 15, p.m. The zoo has 38 acres of 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Instructors will lights featuring 150 animated lead art activities for participants animal sculptures. Admission is of all ages. Bemis is near the $6-$10, bring a non-perishable e Salvation Army community Colorado Fine Arts Center. For food donation and get $1 off holiday dinners are at 11 information call 634-5581 or visit admission. The zoo is in Denver a.m. to 1 p.m. Christmas http://www.cafineartscenter.org. City Park, at 2300 Steele St., Day. Locations are call 720-337-1400 or visit 12 $5 orGospel According to under The Salvation Army, http://www.DenverZoo.org. 908 Yuma St.; Manitou e Holiday Evening at Rock Ledge 20 Springs Town Hall, 607 e “The Ranch is Dec. 15, 4-8 p.m., with Manitou Ave., Manitou Scrooge” is at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 lantern-light tours, wagon Springs and the Fountain and 6 p.m. Dec. 8-9 at Victory rides and musical Valley Senior Center, 5725 World Outreach, 3150 S. entertainment; pe l Lam Southmoor Dr., Fountain. Academy Blvd. Admission is call 578-6777. iled by Ne staff e Downtown Denver is $5; 392-1231, http://www.victory Traditional Comp ountaineer known for its holiday worldoutreach.com/scrooge. holiday celebra- M joyful a lights, especially Doors open an hour before tions will be in ason is al hol iday se with tradition the City and each performance. http://www.cmzoo.org. The zoo is the Rock Ledge The d s. e A Colorado Christmas is at ar, fille hering County Building at 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo House and the tim e of ye nd family gat military and Union Station. Denver’s Four Mile Historic Park Road, behind the Broadmoor Hotel. Orchard House. es a en a activiti for many, wh is deployed, The lights are on Dec. 2, noon to 4 p.m. Father e Visit Seven Falls during the Stop by the Carriage But Family a every night through Christmas will be there and Christmas season and view the House to visit with r of the lt to get into membe e difficu g the holidays. visitors experience a Victorian Christmas lights along the canyon Santa. Hot cider and b it may ood. a listin e Denver Christkindl Christmas. The Four Mile Historic and at the falls. From Dec. 16-30, other snacks will m r co mpiled Family Market is in Skyline Park, Park is at 715 South Forest St., in except for Christmas Eve, the falls be available. Regular holiday Mountainee ht put the ities 1825 Arapahoe St., in Denver Denver, go to http://www.four may be visited from 5-9:30 p.m. by admission applies: Th e hat mig y activ vities t ood, and man ce to start is of acti iday m through Dec. 22. Hours are e Olde Golden Christmas on Parade milepark.org/index.php?/events. donation to Christmas Unlimited $8 for adults, ages l ood pla arade Sunday-Wednesday, 11 a.m. to is in Golden on Washington Admission is $3-$5. The house at charity in lieu of the regular 6-17 are $4 and in a ho . Perhaps a g al of Lights” p ntown 7 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays, Avenue from 11-11:30 a.m. the park is the oldest house in admission price. A donation of $4 children 5 and under e v w are fre e free “Festi aturday, in do s. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Christkindl the first four Saturdays in Denver, built in 1859. It was per person is suggested. Seven Falls are admitted free. th with t 5:50 p.m .S ing do Spr Market is presented by the December. The free event is the last stage stop for travelers is at 2850 S. Cheyenne Canyon e Christmas at Rosemount, a Color a German American Chamber of in historic downtown Golden, coming into Denver along Road, behind the Broadmoor Hotel. the splendid 37-room Commerce in the old German call 303-279-3113 or go to the Cherokee Trail. A map to the A map to Seven Falls is on the Victorian mansion at tradition. Call 303-571-9482 for http://www.visitgolden.com for park is on the website. website http://www.sevenfalls.com/ 419 W. 14th St., in information or visit http://www. a schedule of activities and a e “Electric Safari at the Cheyenne your-visit/maps-and-directions. Pueblo, is fully decorated denverchristkindlmarket.com/. map. Free horse-drawn carriage e Hornbek Homestead Holiday open FreeColorado Springs 28th e The hayrides, caroling, cookies and hot drinks, food vendors and Santa Claus. Call 391-3516 e Southwest Rink at Skyline Park is open at 16th and Arapahoe streets rides, Victorian carolers or visit with Santa. Golden is west Mountain Zoo is Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 14-Jan. 1, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and features a million house is Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Visit the 1880s homestead inside and out. Guided tours are available through Dec. 14 and Festival of Lights parade is for information. in downtown Denver. It’s free. of Denver, off Interstate 70. sparkling lights, 40 animated light on the Florissant Fossil Beds self-guided tours are Dec. 1, at 5:50 p.m. The lighted e Community Christmas Handbell Bring your own skates — limited e Denver Parade of Lights is sculptures and warming fires. National Monument. Staff and available Dec. 15-29. floats and bands go south on Concert with handbells, chimes, supply of skates for rent at $2 Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 1 at Meet Santa in the Santa Zone. volunteers, dressed in period Rosemount is open Tejon Street to Vermijo Avenue. piano, flute and organ, is at a pair. The rink is open daily 6 p.m. Floats with sparkling Active-duty and retired military costumes, will serve refreshments Tuesday-Saturday, This year’s grand marshal is 7 p.m. Dec. 8, at the Monument from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday- lights, marching bands and personnel and their Families and conduct tours of the homestead. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jerri Marr, forest supervisor Community Presbyterian Church Thursday; Friday-Saturday, giant balloons are in the parade receive $4.25 admission for There will be crafts and activities Admission is $6 for for Pike and San Isabel National at 238 Third St., in Monument; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, that begins at the Civic Center. Electric Safari by showing valid reminiscent of life in the 1800s. adults and $4 for ages 6-18. Forests and Commanche call 488-3853. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Go online for The 16th Street Mall shuttles will identification. Regular admission Admission is $3 per person for Children 5 and under are admitted National Grasslands. e Living Nativity, an interactive information at http://www. not operate during the parade, for adults is $8.25 and $5.25 for anyone over the age of 16. The free. Call 719-545-5290 e A Tuba Christmas is Dec. 1 at performance, is Dec. 9, downtowndenver.com/Life/What but will run before and afterward. ages 3-11. Call 633-9935 or visit fossil beds are one mile south for information or visit 4 p.m. in the Acacia Park Band 6-9 p.m. at Stratmoor Hills toDo/SouthwestRinkatSkyline e The 4th Infantry Division of the town of Florissant, on http://www.rosemountmuseum.org. Shell, at the corner of Tejon United Methodist Church, Park/tabid/491/Default.aspx. Band presents a holiday concert Teller County 1, about 35 miles e “ElectriCritters” at the Pueblo and Bijou streets in downtown 1705 Cheyenne Meadows e The Georgetown Christmas Market Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. in McMahon west of Colorado Springs, using Zoo is a holiday light show with Colorado Springs. The concert has Road, call 576-0005. is in its 52nd year, celebrating Auditorium and is open to all. Highway 24 west. thousands of twinkling lights, been a holiday tradition for years, e “The Secret of Snowflake Christmases of long ago. Visitors e The Air Force Academy Band holiday music and lighted animal and features Christmas carols played by tubas, sousaphones, euphoniums and baritone horns. County,” a children’s production, is Dec. 16 at 6 p.m., at Victory can take horse-drawn wagon rides, see St. Nicholas, be presents its annual “Holly & Ivy Holiday Concert” at 7 p.m. in the Pikes Peak Center $10Christmas Chaos,” presented e “A or under sculptures. From 5:30-8:30 p.m., Dec. 1-2, 7-9, 14-23 and 26-30. Tickets are $3-$8, children ages e “Songs of the Season” features World entertained by Dec. 17-18. Tickets are free but by the Fort Carson Community 2 and younger are admitted free. local school and nonprofit music Outreach, Victorian-style carolers required. Tickets are available Theatre is in the Freedom Hot chocolate is available in groups at the Chapel Hills Mall. 3150 S. and shop the Christmas at the Pikes Peak Center box Performing Arts Center the zoo’s Candy Cane Café. The Groups will perform Dec. 1 at Academy Market. Entrance office beginning Nov. 30. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7-8 and Pueblo Zoo is at 3455 Nuckolls 11 a.m.; Dec. 4 at 1 p.m.; Blvd. is free Dec. 1-2 and e “Mrs. Claus Tells Stories,” is in 14-15 at 7 p.m. Tickets Ave., in Pueblo’s City Park, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m.; Dec. 8 at 1 p.m.; e The annual 8-9, 10 a.m. to several libraries in December. are $5 in advance with entered at Pueblo Boulevard Dec. 9 at 1 and 5 p.m.; Dec. 11 Tuba Christmas 6 p.m., call 303- Mrs. Claus, as portrayed by military identification and Goodnight Avenue. For at noon; Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.; Dec. Concert is 569-2840 or visit Cathy Kelsay, tells holiday or $7 at Information, information call 719-561-1452, or 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Dec. 16, in Denver’s http://www.historic stories, sings holiday songs and Tickets and Registration. At go to http://www.pueblozoo.com. 1-3 p.m.; Dec. 18 at 4:30 p.m.; Skyline Park on georgetown.org. has puppet shows at 10:30 a.m. the door, tickets are $8 for military e A Season of Firsts — celebrating and Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. the 16th Street Mall Georgetown Dec. 8, Penrose Library, 20 N. cardholders and $10 for others. musical firsts at Sand Creek High e A holiday tree lighting celebration and features 300 is about 50 Cascade; 2 p.m. Dec. 8, Ruth e “Blossoms of Light” at the Denver School, 7005 N. Carefree Circle, a is Dec. 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Tuba players from all miles west of Holley Library Branch, 685 N. Botanic Gardens runs through New holiday concert performed by the Widefield Community Center, over the region. It’s Denver on Murray Blvd.; 10:30 a.m. Dec. Year’s Day. A million glittering See Events on Page 32 705 Aspen Dr. There’ll be crafts, at 1-2 p.m. Dec. 23. Interstate 70. 15, Briargate Branch Library, lights are synchronized to Places to see in the Pikes Peak area.
  • 29. 32 MOUNTAINEER — Nov. 30, 2012Events military and Family members or are available with first classfrom Page 31 retired military with current and Vista Dome guests. Coach military identification is $13.95 Class passengers may purchase a Pikes Peak Philharmonic is Dec. 2, per person. Regular admission for meal from the concession car. 3-5 p.m. Admission is $10 for ages 2-59 is $18.95 per person. Reservations are necessary. adults, $8 for students, children Admission includes rides and e “A Christmas Story,” is at The Fine under 18 and seniors. Tickets are shows. The park is open 10 a.m. Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday- $5 for military with identification. to 5 p.m. but is closed Wednesdays Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday-e “A Cherry Christmas Time” through December as well as Dec. Sunday through Dec. 23. Tickets features Santa and Mrs. Claus 6 and 13. It closes for the season are $20-37, call 634-5583 or visit at the Dinosaur Resource Center at 4 p.m. Dec. 24. Santa receives http://www.csfineartscenter.org. in Woodland Park, Dec. 22 at visitors to his house when the e “Nutcracker,” presented by 1 and 2:30 p.m. Mrs. Claus will park is open and there are several the Colorado Youth Ballet is tell Christmas stories and lead shops in the park as well as snack Dec. 14, at 5 and 7 p.m., in the songs. The center is at 120 S. bars. Rides are for children, adults Pikes Peak Center, 190 S Cascade Fairview St. in Woodland Park; and families. Christmas cards can Ave. Tickets are $16-$31; call call 719-686-1820 or go online be mailed at the North Pole post 520-7469 or go online at at http://www.rmdrc.com for office. For information, call 684- http://www.pikespeakcenter.com. information. Regular admission 9432 or go on line at http://www. e “You Can’t Take it With You,” is $11.50 for adults, and $7.50 santas-colo.com. Santa’s Workshop is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays- for ages 5-12. Children 4 and is at 5050 Pikes Peak Highway, in Saturdays, and a matinee is under are admitted free. Cascade, off Highway 24 west. at 2 p.m. Saturdays and 4 p.m.e “Nutcracker, the Ballet” is e “A Cripple Creek Christmas Sundays, Dec. 6-23. Presented presented for the 13th year at the Carol” is at 7 p.m. Thursdays and by TheatreWorks in the Dusty Arts Center Theater at the Sangre Fridays; 1 and 7 p.m. Saturdays; Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa and 1 p.m. Sundays through Regent Circle at the University Fe Ave., in Pueblo. Performances Dec. 30 at the Butte Theater, of Colorado at Colorado Springs. by the Sangre de Cristo Ballet are 139 E. Bennett Ave. in Cripple e Under the Mistletoe Candlelight Tickets are $35 for adults, and at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 1 and Creek. Admission is $8.25- Christmas Tours of the Molly $15 for children under 16; no at 2 p.m. Dec. 3-4, tickets are $13.25; call 689-6402 or visit Brown House in Denver, along children under 5 admitted; call $10. Call 719-295-7200 or visit http:www.buttetheater.com. with holiday treats are Dec. 14-15 255-3232 or go online at http://www.sangredecristoarts.org e “The Nutcracker,” presented at 6 and 7 p.m. Go online at http://www.theatreworkscs.org. for information. by Zamuel Ballet, is at 1-3 p.m. http://store.mollybrown.org/ e “Deck the Hall,” presented by thee Colorado Springs Children’s Dec. 15-16 and 5-7 p.m. Dec. 15, store/winter-workshops-and- Colorado Springs Chorale, is Chorale’s “Tis the Season: A in the theater at Mitchell High events/under-the-mistle-candle- Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pikes Holiday Forecast,” features an School, 1205 Potter Dr. Tickets light-christmas-tour or call 303- Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. appearance by KKTV’s weather are $15, call 570-1441 or visit 571-9483.Tickets are $13-$16. Tickets are $12-$40; call 520-7469. forecaster, Brian Bledsoe. It’s at http://www.zamuelballet.com. e The Christmas Joy Concert e The Great Russian Nutcracker, 3 p.m. Dec. 2, at the Pikes Peak includes a full orchestra, bagpipes, presented by the Moscow Ballet drums, a Celtic band, choir Center. Admission is $10-$22, call 510-7489,or visit http://tickets west.com. Under $20Christmas” e “Kings Island and bell ringers, and is Dec. 9, at 2:30 and 6 p.m. in the Pikes is at the Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place in Denver. Tickets are $28. Performances is in the Damon Runyon Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade are Dec. 9 at 3 and 7 p.m., visit Theater, 611 N. Main St., Ave. Tickets are $14-$22; http://www.paramountdenver.com$15 or undere “The Christmas Mouse in Pueblo at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8 and 2 p.m. Dec. call 884-6144 or go to http://www.firstpres.org. for information and a map. e Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” on Holiday,” is at 9. The production is a runs through Dec. 24 at the Denver 7 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. lighthearted musical about Alaska residents banding together on $35 or underRailroad’s e Royal Gorge Route Center for the Performing Arts in Denver. Call 303-893-4100 for ticket information or go to Saturdays; and 1 and 3 p.m. Christmas Eve; 719- Santa Express Train runs every http://www. denvercenter.org. Sundays through 564-0579, or http://www. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Tickets start at $28. Dec. 22 at Milibo runyontheater.org. 6 p.m. through Nov. 30 and every Art Theatre, 1367 The box office is open evening at 6 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 6-9, Pecan St., in Wednesday-Thursday, and 12-26 (except for Christmas Colorado Springs. 1-5 p.m., and one hour Day). There is a special noon Call 465-6321 for prior to performances; departure Dec. 1-2, 8-9 and tickets or go online to tickets are $9-$19. 15-24. The trip is 1.5 hours long. http://www.themat.org. e The Flying W Wranglers Children are served complimentary Admission is $10.50. “Cowboy Holiday Concert” hot cocoa and a cookie on the The show is followed is Dec. 8 at 8:30 p.m. at way to the “North Pole” where by refreshments. Stargazers Theatre and Santa boards the train and passese Santa’s Workshop Event Center, 10 Parkside out gifts. Children are encouraged at the North Pole, a Drive, $15 in advance, to wear pajamas for the train Christmas-themed $20 at the door. Call ride. Prices in coach class are amusement park, 476-2200 or visit $22 for ages 2-12 and $32 for is open through http://www.star adults. Tickets may be upgraded Christmas Eve. gazerstheatre.com to first class or Vista Dome for Admission for active-duty for tickets. additional cost. Food packages U.S. SURPLUS TAXI WE SELL: AIR SOFT FOOD INSURANCE MOUNTAIN HOUSE HEADQUARTERS FREEZE DRIED Digital Dispatch 24/7 Friendly Service Safe & Reliable Lowest Rates Online Reservations Professional Drivers at your Fun Store 719-444-8989 2475 S. Academy 574-8993 SPRINGS CAB, LLC HOURS: MON-FRI, 9:00AM-5:30PM, SAT 10AM-4PM www.springtaxicab.com info@cspringscab.com
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