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  • 1. Vol. 71, No. 2 Jan. 18, 2013 Capt. Thorin Parris, commander, 60th Ordnance Company, holds his daughter after the welcome home ceremony at the Special Events Center, Monday. 60th Ord. returned from a seven month deployment to Afghanistan where it supported U.S. and Coalition forces by managing ammunition.60th Ord. completes missionStory and photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Stone43rd Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs Office company controlled all ammunition operations in the theater, providing support to U.S. and Coalition forces. Excess ammunition still in serviceable condition was taken to locations in Kuwait and the U.S. in order to In total, the Soldiers received, stored and issued more facilitate the responsible drawdown of forces in the Friends and Family members welcomed home than $1 billion worth of ammunition, according to country, said Parris.102 Soldiers from the 60th Ordnance Company, 43rd Capt. Thorin Parris, commander, 60th Ord. The Soldiers are home earlier than first expectedSustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, at a In addition to ammunition distribution and due to a change in their mission, according to Capt.ceremony at the Special Events Center Monday. collection, the company supported Soldiers from Bret Guglielmi, rear detachment commander, 60th Ord. The “Wolfpack” Company deployed to the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C., “They were supposed to come home in March,”Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring streamlining the process of turning in ammunition said Guglielmi. “Their deployment got cut, whichFreedom in June to conduct ordnance operations in for the division’s departure from the country. everybody was happy about, especially the Families.”the capital city of Kabul and at Bagram and The company also worked hand in hand with After reintegration, the Soldiers will take leaveKandahar airfields. explosive ordnance disposal units and assisted with the to spend time with Family and friends before During their seven-month deployment, the destruction or demilitarization of damaged ammunition. returning to work. Message board INSIDE Tax Center opens The Fort Carson Tax Center opens Tuesday at 1 p.m. Call 524-1013 or 526-0163 to schedule Page 9 an appointment. Pages 20-21 Page 15
  • 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 18, 2013 MOUNTAINEERCommanding General:Garrison Commander: Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson Planning ensures safe holiday By Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson unit commanders and Col. David L. Grosso Commanding general, first sergeants prior toFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson being released for the Dee McNutt weekend. This will include On Monday, our nation will celebrate the birth of one privately-owned vehicle andChief, Print and Web Communications: of our honored and esteemed leaders — Dr. Martin Luther motorcycle safety, alcohol Rick Emert King Jr. Dr. King’s efforts resulted in legislation that and driving under theEditor: Devin Fisher guarantees the universal application of the Constitution for influence prevention,Staff writer: Andrea Sutherland all Americans. He also gave every American a vision of travel safety, weapons brotherhood and unity through his practice of nonviolence. safety, fatigue, off-limitsHappenings: Nel Lampe We in the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson are proud establishments and otherSports writer: Walt Johnson to celebrate the birth and life of this great American. off-duty safety issues asLayout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall As with most long weekends, Soldiers and Family appropriate prior to being members will capitalize on the opportunity to take to released. Additionally, This commercial enterprise newspaper isan authorized publication for members of the the roads and visit loved ones. As leaders, we must be concerned about the increase of vehicular accidents, winter driving hazards such as rain, ice, snow, slick AndersonDepartment of Defense. Contents of the suicides, alcohol abuse and domestic violence incidents. roads and vehicle survivor packs will be discussed. WinterMountaineer are not necessarily the official Leaders at all levels must do everything possible to prevent weather exposure injury prevention and winter sportsview of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or these incidents. Use our professional resources such as Army safety should also be highlighted.the Department of the Army. Printed circulationis 12,000 copies. Substance Abuse Program drug and alcohol substance • Complete the TRiPS travel risk planning system The editorial content of the abuse counselors, the Soldier Family Assistance Center, prior to any travel beyond 150 miles. This risk assessmentMountaineer is the responsibility of the Public chaplains and mental health Providers for assistance with is available at Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119, counseling, information and other needs during this long • Conduct POV/motorcycle safety inspections. ThisTel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address is weekend. Preventing further losses is everyone’s inspection will be conducted by our first line The Mountaineer is posted on the business, not just commanders. on this installation.Internet at Leaders at all levels will be involved with the weekend • Update battle buddy rosters and review battle buddy The Mountaineer is an unofficial plans for each of their Soldiers. I expect leaders to review responsibilities with each Soldier.publication authorized by AR 360-1. The travel plans and use the resources available to assist our • Conduct and revalidate the requirements/counselingMountaineer is printed by Colorado Springs Soldiers in making sound and safe decisions. In an effort on the Installation Motorcycle Policy.Military Newspaper Group, a private firm inno way connected with the Department of the to prevent accidents and fatalities over this weekend, all All personnel in the 4th Inf. Div. and on Fort CarsonArmy, under exclusive written contract with military personnel will complete the following with must commit to the safety of each other. We are a team andFort Carson. It is published 49 times per year. assistance from their unit leadership: we care about each other’s safety, both on and off duty. The appearance of advertising in this • Receive an end of duty day safety briefing from Beth and I wish you a safe and happy holiday weekend.publication, including inserts or supplements,does not constitute endorsement by theDepartment of the Army or Colorado SpringsMilitary Newspaper Group, of the products or Influenza season hits early, hardservices advertised. The printer reserves theright to reject advertisements. Everything advertised in this publicationshall be made available for purchase, use orpatronage without regard to race, color, religion,sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical Commentary by the flu viruses that are goinghandicap, political affiliation or any other Lindsay Huse around. This means that thenonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron.If a violation or rejection of this equal Nurse epidemiologist, Flu vaccines available vaccine is so far proving to beopportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, Evans Army Community Evans Army Community Hospital effective. One of the mostthe printer shall refuse to print advertising Hospital is offering influenza vaccinations to effective, proven methods forfrom that source until the violation is corrected. TRICARE beneficiaries and preventing the flu is getting a fluFor display advertising call 634-5905. It’s an easy thing to put off, vaccination. Everyone 6 months All correspondence or queries regarding Department of Defense civilians but if you haven’t been vaccinated and older should be vaccinated.advertising and subscriptions should be directed against influenza, it’s time to move at the Exchange from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beneficiaries can receive theto Colorado Springs Military NewspaperGroup, 31 E. Platte Avenue, Suite 300, it to No. 1 on your to-do list. Friday and Tuesday through Jan. 25. vaccination by walking in toColorado Springs, CO 80903, phone 634-5905. Evans Army Community Hospital Providers are also offering pediatric their assigned medical clinic The Mountaineer’s editorial content is has already had its first patient vaccinations at various Child, Youth and requesting it. All Medicaledited, prepared and provided by the Public test positive for Influenza B. and School Services facilities. Department Activity FamilyAffairs Office, building 1430, room 265, FortCarson, CO 80913-5119, phone 526-4144. Flu season is in full swing Parents can check with specific sites Medicine Clinics have stocks of Releases from outside sources are so and has potential to be more for dates and times. Vaccines will be the vaccine on hand. Patientsindicated. The deadline for submissions to the severe than usual. In fact, the given until supplies run out. can request the vaccine during aMountaineer is close of business the week Centers for Disease Control and Beneficiaries need to bring DOD identification. regularly scheduled appointment.before the next issue is published. TheMountaineer staff reserves the right to edit Prevention report that national In addition, TRICARE covers flusubmissions for newspaper style, clarity and flu numbers are already higher Call 526-6422 to access the vaccinations for military memberstypographical errors. this year than they were for all of flu information recorded message. and their Families at participating Policies and statements reflected in the the 2011-2012 flu season. In the area retailers as well. Some agenews and editorial columns represent views last 30 years, the most severe limits apply at these retailers, soof the individual writers and under nocircumstances are to be considered those of influenza seasons caused up to 49,000 occasionally vomiting and diarrhea. call first if seeking vaccination forthe Department of the Army. deaths and countless severe illnesses. While many people recover from children. Reproduction of editorial material is Influenza is caused by a virus that the flu without any problems, it can If you’ve been putting off takingauthorized. Please credit accordingly. spreads through the air when infected be deadly for others. Infants and the vaccination, the time to make people cough, sneeze or talk, and can young children, elderly, people with it a priority is now. Keep yourself also spread when a person comes in health conditions and pregnant and your Family healthy and contact with an infected surface and women are at higher risk for more protected from the flu this year. then spreads it by hand to the eyes, severe flu and complications such For more information on nose or mouth. Symptoms appear one as secondary bacterial pneumonia, influenza, visit to three days after infection and may dehydration, worsening of other flu/keyfacts.htm and the EACH Classified advertising include fever, chills, cough, sore health problems and even death. Preventive Medicine flu page at 329-5236 throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or The CDC reports the current Display advertising body aches, headaches, fatigue and influenza vaccine is well-matched to PM/flu(underscore)information.htm. 634-5905 Mountaineer editor 526-4144 Post information 526-5811 Send your letters or commentaries to Post weather hotline 526-0096
  • 3. Jan. 18, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 3CFC recognizes top performers Story and photo by Spc. Nathan Thome Maj. Gen. 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office Joseph Anderson, The Fort Carson Special Events Center clamored commandingwith excitement during an award ceremony general,Tuesday to recognize the Soldiers, units and post 4th Infantryservices who contributed to the efforts of the Division andCombined Federal Campaign as well as other federal Fort Carson,agencies in the Pikes Peak Region. addresses Fort Carson Soldiers and employees contributed the audienceabout $636,000 during the campaign, which ran during theSept. 1 through Dec. 15. Combined Every year the Office of Personnel Management Federalrecognizes campaigns and volunteers who have made Campaignextraordinary contributions to the CFC through their awarddedication and creativity. ceremony “It’s a special day for the Pikes Peak Region as at thewe gather to recognize the contributions and hard Specialwork of everyone who supported the 2012 CFC,” said EventsMaj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general, Center,4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson. “I would like thank our charitable partners for doing so much tomake our community a better place.” Judge Advocate; Army Recreational Machine Soldiers donated more than $500,000 to CFC Bronze awards were given to organizations that Program; Civilian Personnel Advisory Center; charities during the campaign.”met 75 percent of last year’s donation; silver for Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Among the awards presented, 1st Lt. Nicholasdonating 5 percent more than last year’s donation; and Security; Directorate of Public Works; Equal Mueller, former assistant plans and operations,gold for exceeding last year’s donation by 25 percent. Employment Opportunities; Directorate of Resource Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Bn., Gold awards were presented to 1st Special Troops Management; Mission and Installation Contracting 22nd Inf. Reg., 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div., received theBattalion and 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, Command; Plans, Analysis and Integration Office; Fort Carson Hero Award.1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div.; 204th Garrison Public Affairs Office and Army Audit. This award is given to the campaign’s “unsungBrigade Support Battalion, 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div.; “The purpose of this ceremony is to recognize heroes,” nominated by their units for making significant3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd the CFC awardees,” said Capt. Shannon Smart, See Campaign on Page 4BCT, 4th Inf. Div.; Mission Support Element; Staff plans and operations officer, 4th Inf. Div. The
  • 4. 4 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 18, 2013 CampaignArmy fatal accidents from Page 3 differences and demonstrating leadershipdown, sustaining trend qualities in their campaign. “The Hero Award is an award … to honor any CFC representative showing diligence and initiative by engaging their units, providing information, distributing By Julie Shelley “As our non-deployed population increases with materials and also collecting money and Strategic Communication Directorate, U.S. Army the drawdown in combat deployments, engaged peers keeping it safe,” said 2nd Lt. Brett Denbow, Combat Readiness/Safety Center and leaders at all levels will be more vitally important assistant brigade personnel officer, than ever.” Headquarters and Headquarters Company, The Army completed its safest quarter since 1997 with Off duty, accidental deaths remained stable with last 1st BCT. “Mueller did all that; he went above30 accidental fatalities from October-December. year’s first quarter figures. Fatal four-wheeled private and beyond. He brought in a lot of money The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center motor vehicle accidents were down slightly, as were from his unit and deserves that award.”recently released accident statistics for the first quarter of on-duty fatalities resulting from accidents. Aviation saw Mueller is currently serving in the Armyfiscal 2013, and the data show a continued the largest decrease, with no accidental Reserve after leaving active duty shortlyoverall decline in both on- and off-duty fatalities recorded during the quarter. after the CFC campaign concluded.accidental deaths. Fiscal 2012 was the Army’s safest year “This downward Five Soldiers died in aviation accidents during the first quarter of fiscal 2012. “I was shocked to hear that I was nominated for the Hero Award; I’m verysince Sept. 11, 2001, and the third-safestyear on record. Fatal accidents have trend ... is one Combined, fatal accidents were down 17 percent at quarter’s end from honored that I’ve been selected, but it should go to my noncommissioned officers,”remained steady or declined every year of the longest the same time frame in fiscal 2012. said Mueller, who returned to Fort Carsonsince fiscal 2007. Although the Army is poised to repeat to receive the award. “I couldn’t do Locally, Fort Carson suffered six that’s ever been this success during the second quarter, anything for the CFC if it wasn’t for theiraccidental fatalities in fiscal 2012involving uniformed personnel, five of sustained in USACR/Safety Center Command Sgt. Maj. Richard D. Stidley urges all leaders, help, they’re the only reason (I) and my battalion were a success. Although I’mwhich occurred off duty. Three fatalitiesinvolved privately-owned vehicles, one our Army, and especially junior noncommissioned officers, to stay on top of what their getting credit for it, my NCOs, my key workers, are the ones that did all the work.”a personal weapon and the other was a it’s never been Soldiers are doing. The CFC gives people a convenient waydrowning, said Paul Burns, safety director, “We’re coming into that time of year to donate to a cause that means something4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson. done during where Soldiers will be eager to get on the to them, said Mueller. There are manyHe noted that about 60 percent of allrecordable accidents involving Fort ongoing combat road, whether in their cars or on their motorcycles,” Stidley said. “First-line organizations to choose from, and the CFC provides information about all of the charities,Carson Soldiers happen while off duty. “Our leaders and Soldiers are con- operations.” leaders will have the most influence in making sure their troops are ready, which so people can make a clear decision about where they want to donate, Mueller said.tinuing to do a remarkable job regarding — Brig. Gen. is especially important for Soldiers who “I donate mostly to Habitat forsafety,” said Brig. Gen. Timothy J. Edens, Timothy J. Edens might need a reintroduction to safe riding Humanity and animal shelters, because mydirector of Army Safety and commanding after the lull of winter.” wife and I both really care about animals,”general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center. The Army Safe Spring Campaign, an annual effort said Mueller. “Donating money to or helping“This downward trend in accidental fatalities is one of the designed to raise awareness of driving hazards and out charities isn’t about doing it to get some-longest that’s ever been sustained in our Army, and it’s other seasonal safety issues, will be released Feb. 28 at thing in return; it’s about doing somethingnever been done during ongoing combat operations. because it’s the right thing to do.” Interactive Customer Evaluation Ambassadors Commended for Exceptional Service — are selected from personnel who exemplify the spirit of keeping Fort Carson the “Best Home Town in the Army” with superior customer service to our Soldiers, Family members, civilian employees and retirees. Plans, Analysis and Integration Office “Lisa and Monica have been a great help when I bring stuff in and they tell me what I Fort Carson has three Net Zero goals it is striving can or cannot bring for recycle,” is a commentto achieve for water, energy and waste. The Recycling that the Directorate of Public Works typicallyProgram is an important part of how Fort Carson is receives about Lampton and Weidrick.reducing its waste to achieve its Net Zero waste goal. “Lisa and Monica have become the face Lisa Lampton and Monica Weidrick, contractors of the Recycle Program through their extra-who oversee operations at the recycle location next to ordinary customer service and friendliness.the Exchange, keep things running smoothly for They are always assisting customers bycustomers who come by to drop off their recyclables. helping to unload vehicles, all the while sharing Lampton said coming to work doesn’t feel like information about the Recycle because she loves her job. Through word of mouth of our customers, “We have a lot of fun,” she said. “I like interacting the Exchange recycle point becomes morewith people. It’s mainly informing people about the and more popular each day,” said Ericservices we have and we get to work right with them.” Bailey, DPW, Operations and Maintenance For Weidrick, it is not only a chance to enjoy what Division Recycle Program manager.she is doing, but to educate the public as well. Lampton and Weidrick work opposite days “I enjoy teaching the people how to recycle,” she so the Exchange drop-off location can be opensaid. “I work with them to separate out the different seven days a week. They encourage people toitems so we don’t have a lot of trash left over. If we stop by and find out what they can recycle.can’t take something, like hazardous waste, we tell They accept paper, cardboard, aluminum,them where they can take it, like to (the Nov. 15) tin, glass, plastic, porcelain, mattresses, Fort Carson Recycling Program contractorsAmerica Recycles Day here on post.” scrap metal, electronics and scrap wood. They From left, Monica Weidrick and Lisa Lampton “The customers, especially the retirees, enjoy also run a station to accept household batteries,talking with us as well,” she said. “Customer service both alkaline and rechargeable. When a customer moving boxes. While they can’t recycle packingis our primary focus and is something I have worked brings in broken-down moving boxes, they set them peanuts, they do collect them around the holidays forwith for many years.” aside in a special container for anyone who needs people to pick up and reuse. The ICE system is available for customers to rate service they receive by highlighting superior Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center, DEERS Office, the Soldier Family Assistance Center or service or making suggestions to improve services. It can be accessed at Balfour Beatty’s Joel 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 Community Service, the many boxes located around post.
  • 5. Jan. 18, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 5Building dedicationhonors fallen Soldier Story and photo by Spc. Nathan Thome 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office “It’s something that he took pride in, that he dedicated his life to; it’s a one-of-a-kind facility honoring Soldiers, Family and friends of Fort Carson a one-of-a-kind Soldier.”attended a ceremony to dedicate the Fort Carson The building is the largestMulti-disciplinary Training Platform complex to 1st foundry platform in the Army,Sgt. Bobby Mendez, Jan. 7, in honor of his sacrifice and is the only one that has beenduring his deployment to Iraq, in support of dedicated to a Soldier, saidOperation Iraqi Freedom. Grantman. Maj. Wayne Prince, executive officer, 303rd Through the foundry platform,Military Intelligence Battalion, 504th Battlefield units can train signal, human,Surveillance Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas, recalled April geospatial and all-source intelli-27, 2006, the day Mendez was killed in Bagdad, Iraq. gence Soldiers. Its compound Mendez’s gunner was sick and unable to go on the facilitates home station trainingconvoy to pick up materials to fix an airfield. Mendez for more than 2,500 Soldiers fromdecided to man the gunner’s turret himself, a decision Fort Carson and the surroundingthat led to his ultimate sacrifice, when an improvised area, Grantman said. Brig. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves, left, deputy commandingexplosive device detonated near his Humvee. “1st Sgt. Bobby Mendez was the epitome of a general for maneuver, 4th Infantry Division, and Lt. Col. Formerly known simply as the foundry, the facility noncommissioned officer; he was a leader, trainer Richard Appelhans, assistant chief of staff for intelligence,was renamed the 1st Sgt. Bobby Mendez Foundry and mentor for all to emulate,” said Lt. Col. Richard 4th Inf. Div., unveil the memorial stone dedicating theTraining Platform. Appelhans, assistant chief of staff for intelligence, 4th Fort Carson Multi-disciplinary Training Platform to 1st Foundry is the U.S. Army’s intelligence training Inf. Div. “He was an expert in the craft of intelligence, Sgt. Bobby Mendez, Jan. 7.readiness program, developed in 2006, for the technically and tactically competent, and a dedicatedmilitary intelligence force. It is designed to sustain intelligence professional in all regards. silence was held to give those in attendance acritical military intelligence skills, while providing “He understood the importance of training chance to reflect.enhanced military intelligence skills. The complex military intelligence Soldiers, ensuring they are ready “My sincerest thanks goes out to all those whoprovides simulation and classroom training, and to deploy, and capable of performing their mission,” made this possible,” said Prince. “I think throughholds equipment needed for field training. Applehans said. “It is only fitting that we dedicate this dedication, Mendez will continue to serve as an “1st Sgt. Mendez was a military intelligence this facility, where military intelligence Soldiers, inspiration to generations of Soldiers, in a settingprofessional for the 4th Infantry Division at the time present and future, will be trained, to the life, that is very fitting, through his commitment tohe made his ultimate sacrifice for our nation,” said memory and example of 1st Sgt. Mendez.” training and, more importantly, his commitment to hisThomas Grantman, Fort Carson foundry director. As the ceremony came to a close, a moment of Soldiers overall.” Life brings obstacles. USAA brings advice. At USAA, we know military life is different. We’ve been there. So for current and former military servicemembers and their families, we offer free financial advice geared to the realities of your life. Whatever obstacle you face, from deployment to PCS and more, we’re here in Colorado Springs to help. SCAN IT & MAP IT. Visit us today at 1855 Telstar Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920. 800-531-3329 | Investing in securities products involves risk, including possible loss of principal. The people pictured are not actual soldiers. Financial planning services and financial advice provided by USAA Financial Planning Services Insurance Agency, Inc. (known as USAA Financial Insurance Company in California, Lic. #0E36312), a registered investment advisor and insurance agency, and its wholly owned subsidiary, USAA Financial Advisors, Inc., a registered broker dealer. © 2013 USAA. 142446-0113
  • 6. 6 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 18, 2013Competition to crown fittest Soldier Story and photo by Spc. Nathan Thome Those who take the VO2 Max test will receive a to uptake oxygen and (who) has the greatest 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office readout and number from the Fitmate Pro which cardiorespiratory fitness.” represents their measured cardiorespiratory fitness. The postwide competition was developed to find Soldiers across Fort Carson will have the “This is not a physical fitness test (that) tells Fort Carson’s fittest Soldier, who will then put hischance to compete against each other to see who is you how fast you can run and how many pushups numbers against the elite at other installations.the fittest on post, during the VO2 Max and situps you can do; that does not tell you, “The fittest male and female Soldiers are goingCompetition, scheduled for Feb. 19-22 at Iron objectively, your cardiorespiratory fitness,” said Heinz. to go into an Armywide competition, which is yet toHorse Sports and Fitness Center. “We have equipment to accurately and scientifically be set up, to compete to see who is the fittest Soldier VO2 Max is the scientific term used for measure a Soldier’s actual cardiorespiratory fitness, in the Army,” said Heinz. “It’s important to Soldierscardiorespiratory fitness, and is the maximum capacity so we can find the Soldier with the greatest ability to be able to compete; one thing I’ve learned aboutto transport and use oxygen in the body. The Soldiers is that they like competition.”competition will measure a Soldier’s fitness Soldiers who believe they are fit enoughthrough the use of Fitmate Pro, a machine to compete in the competition should voiceable to measure oxygen consumption. their interest with their chain of command. “The VO2 Max Competition is a great “Each battalion is able to send their fittestchance for those Soldiers who think they’re Soldier to the Iron Horse (Sports and Fitnesspretty fit to come out and prove it,” said Krys Center), then we’re going to determine whoBankard, health promotion technician, has the bragging rights on post to say theyStandardized Fort Carson Army Wellness have the fittest Soldier,” Heinz said.Center. “Their bragging rights will be based Capt. Sarah Reynolds, commander,on science, and no one really loses, because Headquarters and Headquarters Company,everyone finds out how well their body uses 2nd Battalion (General Support), 4th Aviationoxygen, which really is the key to cardio- Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4threspiratory fitness.” Infantry Division, and 1st Lt. Aaron Berg, Bankard and Tony Heinz, wellness center battalion medical officer/executive officer,director, use a set formula to measure See Fitness on Page 14cardiorespiratory fitness, and ensure anaccurate reading of each participant. “Cardiorespiratory fitness is measured by 1st Lt. Aaron Berg, battalion medicalmilliliters of oxygen per kilogram per officer/executive officer, Headquarters andminute,” said Heinz. “We believe the VO2 is Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 68thscientifically based. It measures oxygen Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team,consumption, which is the key ingredient for 4th Infantry Division, takes the VO2 Maxcardiorespiratory fitness; how much your test at the Standardized Fort Carson Armylungs and heart are able to absorb during Wellness Center, Jan. 11, in preparation forcardiorespiratory fitness.” the VO2 Max competition in February. CONFIDENCE NATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY Our children’s dentist is a specialist, having completed Colorado Springs a residency in Pediatric Dentistry REDUCED PEACE OF MIND TUITION Parents are always welcome in treatment areas for military DENTIST AND ORTHODONTICS personnel AND Call us today at COMFORT Sedation is available. Ensure your child never has an dependents* (719) 428-4595 unfortunate dental memory Associate, Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees Accounting 6940 Mesa Ridge Pkwy FUN Business Criminal Justice FOUNTAIN, CO 80817 Children can watch DVD’s or Direct TV on the ceiling Healthcare TV during appointment. Wi-Fi access for parents Information Technology CONVENIENCE (719) 590-8300 After school and late appointments. Multiple Hygienists to accommodate large families at the same time We are in the Ft. Carson Education Center every Tuesday Ask about our $25 in-Office 5 1/2 week classes! Bleaching Winter National American University is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning for Mom or Dad at Commission and a member of the North Central Association| *Must provide a valid military ID card. 6/2012 Fountain Modern Special! The individual pictured is not an actual service member. Dentistry – Save $174 HURRY OFFER ENDS February 1st, 2013 ALL OF OUR DENTISTS AND SPECIALISTS PARTICIPATE IN THE FOLLOWING PPO INSURANCE PLANS Delta Dental, Metlife, Cigna, Humana, United Concordia, Principle, United HealthCare
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  • 8. 8 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 18, 2013Grossman: combat makes Soldiers stronger By Andrea Sutherland what you have to give.” Mountaineer staff “This is the wake-up call to (Soldiers) that what they will “Every bad thing Retired Lt. Col. David Grossman has a messagefor Soldiers. experience will be traumatic, but it’s OK,” said Maj. John that happens in this “You must believe that combat will make youstronger,” he said, addressing hundreds of engineers McNamara, operations officer, 4th Eng. Bn. “We prepare every world reinforcesfrom the 4th Engineer Battalion, behavioral health day physically, but this is tospecialists and cadets from the Colorado Springs prepare people’s minds.” that it needs whatPolice Department during his Jan. 9 “Bullet-proof McNamara said the battalionmind” seminar. has had a long history of you have to give.” “Route-clearing missions are uniquely mentally deployments, resulting in achallenging,” said Lt. Col. Daniel Hibner, commander, — Retired Lt. Col. David Grossman high rate of post-traumatic4th Eng. Bn. stress. He said he hoped the Hibner said Grossman’s four-hour training seminar seminar would help Soldiers prepare for the traumas things in perspective of why we have to go over there.”adds to the battalion’s resiliency program that prepares of combat and be better prepared to handle the Sgt. Pedro Marrero, Forward Support Company,Soldiers not just for combat, but for life. mental stress of a deployment. 4th Eng. Bn., said Grossman’s seminar gave him a better “Resiliency is a life skill that doesn’t just apply to The 4th Eng. Bn. command wanted to host the understanding of the emotional toll combat takes.Soldiers,” Hibner said. “This benefits people, human event to help prevent post-traumatic stress or at least “You wonder what’s wrong with you, but thenbeings. It’s universally beneficial to the people (who) help Soldiers understand what’s going on in their you realize you’re a normal guy,” he said.will listen.” minds, McNamara said. Capt. Guy Mahoney, a behavioral health Grossman, director of the Warrior Science Group Grossman charted a graph for Soldiers on the specialist with the Medical Department Activity,and author of “On Killing,” spoke directly to the approaches to handling post-traumatic stress. On one said he appreciated Grossman’s candid approach toSoldiers preparing to deploy throughout the year, end, was the “pity party,” on the other, the “macho man.” sharing the information.addressing a variety of topics ranging from the He implored Soldiers to navigate the path “He provided a realistic way to handle theimportance of sleep to the realities of war. in between. stressors related to combat,” Mahoney said. Grossman spoke frankly, encouraging Soldiers to “Do not destroy yourself because of the bad He said Grossman was “spot on.”ask themselves if they were prepared to take a human days,” he said. “Do not judge yourself by your worst Grossman said his tactic when preparing service-life to protect innocent lives. day. Take pride in your good days. members for war — something he said he’s been He shared examples of the types of terrorism “Don’t be a ‘macho man.’ We have to create an envi- doing since the beginning of Operation Enduringexperienced worldwide — including the targeting ronment where it’s OK to get help. … If you need help, Freedom — is to meet the needs of the men andof children and women. get help. And you must believe that the help can help.” women serving and that includes being honest about “Somebody has to hunt (the enemy) down “It’s a great concept and it takes you out of the the realities of war and reinforcing that a realistic andand kill them before they do this to us,” he said. normal line of thinking,” said Staff Sgt. Darwin positive outlook is essential.“That’s what this war is about. … Every bad thing Hilliard, 62nd Sapper Company, 4th Eng. Bn. “It “You must go to war with a positive self-fulfillingthat happens in this world reinforces that it needs refreshes how you feel about what you do and keeps prophecy,” he said.
  • 9. Jan. 18, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 9 Staff Sgt. Jeffery McLane, armor crewmember, Company D, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, pulls guard from an M1A2 Abrams tank near Fort Carson’s Camp Red Devil, Jan. 10.‘Talon’ conducts breach trainingStory and photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch For a majority of the tankers, this is the first time battalion engineer, Headquarters and Headquarters2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, training on their equipment in more than two years. Company, 2nd Bn., 8th Inf. Reg. “They are doing 4th Infantry Division “It’s awesome to do our job now,” said Perez. “We great, this is just a crawl phase for us, but we will be actually get to be tankers again. It was fun being light able to walk and later run.” Like a stampede of horses, M1A2 Abrams tanks infantry, but it’s nice to have our equipment and be The Talon Soldiers saw improvement every timeroared across an open field as Soldiers of Company D, riding out on our ‘pigs.’” they conducted the training, McLane said.2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Other Soldiers agreed that being on the M1A2 “We are getting better every day. We started threeCombat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conducted breach Abrams tank is the preferred way to train. days ago and the difference is day and night,” he near Fort Carson’s Camp Red Devil, Jan. 10. “It’s a great feeling being back on our equipment,” Though improving is important, the Soldiers “Talon” Soldiers conducted training at both the said Staff Sgt. Jeffery McLane, armor crewman, know their main mission is to ensure everyone learnsplatoon and company level to work on the basics of Company D. “It’s what we signed up to do and the something new together.breaching an obstacle and engaging an objective. training is going really good.” “It’s all about teamwork and helping each other “It takes a lot of coordination between the Soldiers performing the breaching techniques out,” said Perez. “Everyone has to do their part toplatoons,” said Staff Sgt. Manuel Perez, armor encountered multiple defensive obstacles such as scout make sure no one is untrained.”crewmember, Company D. “Knowing your sectors snipers, M1A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, dismounted Talon Soldiers are using the training to prepareof fire, ensuring support by fire is set up, and near scout teams and long-range reconnaissance vehicles. for upcoming exercises in Piñon Canyon Maneuverand far security is established are all key elements “The more realistic the training, the better it is,” Site in February and at the National Training Centerto a successful breach.” said Capt. Jonathan Dyer, observer controller and at Fort Irwin, Calif., this summer. TriCare Prime offers off-base Experience a Warmer and More Personal Approach to routine eye examination benefit! Your Cosmetic Surgical Needs No out-of-pocket cost for an eye exam for glasses! Dr. Raskin specializes in FREE COSMETIC CONSULTATION referral is No Primary Care necessary. Simply call for Douglas J. Raskin, M.D., D.M.D an appointment. Harvard, Stanford and Baylor Trained The doctors next to LensCrafters are contracted Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery MEMBER Active Member American Society of Plastic Surgeons AMERICAN SOCIETY OF Tricare Prime Providers. They offer three convenient PLASTIC SURGEONS, INC. Colorado Springs Locations for eye examinations. Exam includes digital retinal imaging at no additional cost. 578-9988 559 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 209 Southside Between Northside email: 598-1392 548-8717 598-5068 Conveniently located Downtown Colorado Springs TriCare Standard, TriCare Reserve and TriCare for Life also accepted. Prescriptions may be filled anywhere. Contact lens evaluation available for additional cost. Call for program details. MILITARY DISCOUNTS COLORADO WOLF LO A WO AND WILDLIFE CENTER L CEN E U.S. SURPLUS Divide, Colora v rado WE SELL: FOOD INSURANCE TOURS TOURS AIR SOFT HEADQUARTERS MOUNTAIN HOUSE FREEZE DRIED at your Fun Store Facebook b iPhone & iPad Apps P Ap 2475 S. Academy 574-8993 719-687-9742 · www HOURS: MON-FRI, 9:00AM-5:30PM, SAT 10AM-4PM
  • 10. 10 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 18, 2013 Recycling programDOD updates TBI, PTSD care DENTAC earns By Nick Simeone among returning warriors and to step up efforts to American Forces Press Service ensure those who need treatment stick with it. Hammer told the task force members his WASHINGTON — Determining the impact organization benefits efforts throughout theof mental health programs across the military will Defense Department to help those suffering top honors Directorate of Public Worksbe a key project this year for the Defense Centers of from PTSD and TBI.Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic “We believe that by serving as the principal The Fort Carson Dental Activity staff in buildingBrain Injury, a top Defense Department health integrator and authority on psychological health and 815 turned in 3,280 pounds to claim top honors in theofficial told a Pentagon task force Tuesday . traumatic brain injury knowledge and standards for quarterly Fort Carson Unit Recycle Incentive Program DCoE’s director, Navy Capt. Paul S. Hammer, DOD, we are uniquely positioned to accelerate and earn $750 in morale, welfare and recreation funds.listed accomplishments over improvement and care.” The DENTAC staff also won thethe past year as well as Hammer noted that a tran- quarterly competition in April.areas where improvement is By definition sition is under way as support Second place went to The Defense Centers of Excellence forneeded, including “streamlining Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury responsibility for DCoE shifts the Office of the Stafffunctions that effectively defines TBI and post traumatic stress disorder as: from DOD’s TRICARE Judge Advocate in buildingaccomplish the stated DCoE TBI — an injury to the brain caused by an Management Activity to the 6222. The staff dropped offmission and vision. external force. This force produces either Army Medical Research and 2,057 pounds of material and an alteration of consciousness or a loss of “Our job is to make the consciousness. It may also be associated Materiel Command under a received $500 in MWR fundssystem better so that our with other neurological deficits. Defense Department directive. for their efforts. The Armyservicemembers, their Families PTSD — an anxiety disorder that can occur “What we need is lead- Field Support Battalion,and veterans get better care,” after experiencing a traumatic event. ership to really clarify building 8100, earned thirdhe told the Recovering Anyone who has gone through a life- expectations on what they place with 1,140 pounds of threatening event can develop PTSD. 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  • 11. Jan. 18, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 1143rd STB honors junior leaders Story and by teach his junior leaders some of the Staff Sgt. Joseph Stone skills 11 years of war had pushed to43rd Sustainment Brigade Public the background.Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division “Cavalry units have their spurs pro- gram and we needed to do something like Nine young leaders were the first that to bring our junior leaders back toSoldiers inducted into 43rd Special core competencies,” said Giraud. “PeopleTroops Battalion, 43rd Sustainment say ‘back-to-basics,’ but some of theBrigade’s, newly-created “Order of the folks don’t know what the basics are.”Trailblazer” Dec. 13, after completing One of the inductees, Staff Sgt. Evanthe requirements for the battalion’s Soto, Headquarters and HeadquartersJunior Leader Program. Company, 43rd STB, found himself The program is intended to pushed to get out of his comfort zone.enhance the leadership skills of Soldiers “Completion of tasks also requiresin the ranks of sergeant, staff sergeant, interaction with people you would notwarrant officer, chief warrant officer otherwise meet,” said Soto. “It is nottwo, second lieutenant, first lieutenant often that a signal Soldier would sitand pre-command captain. down and have a talk with the battalion Each participant was provided a adjutant. Opening the lines of commu-handbook with a list of tasks — starting nication with subject matter experts onwith tasks to be completed within different subjects is invaluable. Not only30, 60, 90 and 120 days of starting the have you learned something new, but youprogram and recurring daily, monthly have built rapport with someone you 59th Quartermaster Company. Staff Sgt. Brad Dioguard. left, shakes handsand quarterly tasks. could reach out to for help in the future. “Attending these meetings, I with Lt. Col. Roger Giraud as he receives The tasks included counseling “The benefits of continuing to imple- learned the importance of management his “Order of the Trailblazer” certificateSoldiers verbally and in writing, ment this program are not just limited to and training, of Soldiers and units,” for completing the 43rd Special Troopsqualifying as a convoy commander, and the junior leaders themselves, whose Toscono said. “I now understand the Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade,learning how to perform maintenance growth has been fostered, but also to the battalion operations and the companies’ Junior Leaders Program, Dec. 13.on all assigned equipment as well Soldiers who will reap the benefits of roles in supporting each other to meetas instructing junior Soldiers to the improved leadership, and the senior (the) mission as a whole.” as they arrive in 43rd STB to beginaccomplish the mission. leaders who will have a stronger support Giraud said his favorite part of the building a strong foundation. The program, begun in December structure below them,” Soto said. process is watching people grow. Giraud presided over the Dec. 132011, has been integrated throughout The Junior Leaders Program also “The best part of this job, the best ceremony and Col. Todd Heussner,the battalion during the last year, lets the participants in on things they part of this program, is watching people commander, 43rd SB, gave the com-according to Lt. Col. Roger Giraud, might not otherwise be a part of. learn and strive toward a goal and earn mencement address.commander, 43rd STB. “I have attended command and staff, it,” Giraud said. The next induction is planned for Giraud said he witnessed similar maintenance, training and first sergeant’s Soldiers who meet the rank March 2013 and then there will be oneprograms in other units and wanted to meetings,” said Sgt. Sergio Toscono, requirements start the program as soon every quarter. GET STOKED FOR SNOFEST 2013 Visit Colorado Technical University at SnoFest 2013! January 25th - 27th Call: 877.906.6555 Visit: Text: MILITARY to 94576 for more info CTU cannot guarantee employment or salary. 88-33399 0404729 1/13
  • 12. 12 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 18, 2013Miscellaneous Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationVII Corps Desert Storm Veterans Association — holds its 22nd annual Memorial Ceremony and Dining facility Friday-Monday (DONSA/holiday) Tuesday-Thursday Reunion Dinner Feb. 23 at the Fort Myer, Va., Stack Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. officers’ club featuring guest speaker Army Chief Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno. The memorial Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. service is at 6 p.m., “Jayhawk” time at 6:30 p.m. Wolf Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $75 per person; Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. make check payable to VII Corps DSVA (Attn: Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner), 2425 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201. Reservation deadline is Feb. 20. Call Hoa McNabb Warfighter Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. at 703-562-4163 for more information. (Wilderness Road Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Finance travel processing — All inbound and Complex) Dinner: Closed outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it LaRochelle Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family 10th SFG(A) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. member travel, travel advance pay and travel pay Dinner: Closed inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information. • Signs — Call Jim Diorio, Fort Carson 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test, andRecycle incentive program — The Directorate of Support Services, at 896-0797 or 525-2924 or pass a Special Forces physical. Call 524-1461 or visit Public Works has an incentive program to prevent email to request a facility, the website at recyclable waste from going to the landfill. parking or regulatory traffic sign. Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — is Hours of Operation for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Carson able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building Central Issue Facility Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for 1430, room 233. During duty hours, Soldiers • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every should call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone number 7:30-10:30 a.m. participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call for after hours, holidays and weekends is 526-0051. • Initial and partial issues — Monday- 526-5898 for more information about the program. Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m.First Sergeants’ Barracks Program 2020 — is located Briefings • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- in building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours of Troops To Teachers — information briefing briefing Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The will be held Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — office assists Soldiers with room assignments and room 202B of the education center, building 1117 on Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. terminations. For more information call 526-9707. Ellis Street. For more information, call 800-438-6851 • Full turn ins — by appointment only; callSergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson or email 526-3321. Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third Tuesday 75th Ranger Regiment briefings — are held Tuesdays • Unit issues and turn ins — require of each month at the Family Connection Center from in building 1430, room 150, from noon to 1 p.m. approval, call 526-5512/6477. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC is open to all Soldiers must be private-sergeant first class with a Education Center hours of operation — The active members and those interested in becoming minimum General Technical Score of 105; be a U.S. Mountain Post Training and Education Center, future SAMC members. The club was originally a citizen; score 240 or higher on the Army Physical building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: U.S. Forces Command organization of elite noncom- Fitness Test; and pass a Ranger physical. Call 524- • Counselor Support Center — Monday- missioned officers but is now an Armywide program 2691 or visit Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11 for those who meet the criteria and have proven Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training — a.m. to 4:30 p.m. themselves to be outstanding NCOs through a board/ is held Feb. 12-14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Veterans’ • Army Learning Center — Monday- leadership process. Contact SAMC president Sgt. 1st Chapel. Class is limited to the first 50 people. Call Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Class Dawna Brown at 526-3983 for information. 526-5613/5614 for details. • Defense Activity for NontraditionalDirectorate of Public Works services — DPW is Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to noon Education Support and Army Personnel Testing — responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort the second and third Wednesday of each month at Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance the Freedom Performing Arts Center, building 1129 Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to building of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and at the corner of Specker Avenue and Ellis Street. 217 and is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone The Retirement Services Office recommends Medical Activity Correspondence Department office numbers and points of contact for services: spouses accompany Soldiers to the briefing. Call hours — The Correspondence (Release of Infor- • Facility repair/service orders — Fort 526-2840 for more information. mation) Office in the Patient Administration Division Carson Support Services service order desk can be ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the hours are Monday-Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m. reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergen- first and third Wednesday of each month. Briefing to 4:30 p.m. and closed Thursday and federal cies or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier Readiness holidays. Call 526-7322 or 526-7284 for details. damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. Building, building 1042, room 244, on a first-come, Claims Office hours — are Monday-Friday from 9 • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric first-served basis. Soldiers must be within 120 days a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., located on the first floor Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. of their expiration term of service, but must attend of building 6222, 1633 Mekong Street. Shipment when needing trash containers, trash is the briefing no later than 30 days prior to their ETS under Full Replacement Value claimants must overflowing or emergency service is required. or start of transition leave. Call 526-2240/8458. submit Department of Defense Form 1840R or After • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency Delivery Form 1851 for additionally discovered Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in items to the carrier within 75 days online. Claimants for service needs or to report complaints. building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from must log into Defense Personal Property System at • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA http:// and submit the claim within Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey. processes to include turning in excess property, reuti- nine months directly to the carrier to receive full lizing government property, web-based tools avail- replacement value for missing or destroyed items. • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — able, special handling of property and environmental All other claims should be submitted to the Claims Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email needs. To schedule an orientation, contact Arnaldo Office within two years of the date of delivery or Borrerorivera at arnaldo. for date of incident. Call the Fort Carson Claims Office • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary receiving/turn in; Mike Welsh at mike.welsh@ at 526-1355 for more information. Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ for reutilization/web tools; or Rufus Guillory Legal services — provided at the Soldier Readiness Use this number to obtain self-help at Processing site are for Soldiers undergoing the SRP tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays process. The SRP Legal Office will only provide • Base operations contracting officer for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays for powers of attorney or notary services to Soldiers representative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 personnel being reassigned stateside. The briefings processing through the SRP. Retirees, Family or email for questions are held in building 1129, Freedom Performing Arts members and Soldiers not in the SRP process can on snow removal, grounds maintenance and Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and briefings start at 7:30 receive legal assistance and powers of attorney at the contractor response to service orders. a.m. Soldiers are required to bring Department main legal office located at 1633 Mekong St., • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at of the Army Form 5118, signed by their unit building 6222, next to the Family Readiness Center. 524-0786 or email to personnel section, and a pen to complete forms. Legal assistance prepares powers of attorney and request latrines, for service or to report damaged Call 526-4730/4583 for more information. performs notary services on a walk-in basis from or overturned latrines. Army ROTC Green-to-Gold briefings — are held 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon Fridays, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. at the education center, building 1117, room 120. Work Management Branch — The DPW WorkBOSS meetings are held the first Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Management Branch, responsible for processingand third Thursday of each month Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. work orders — Facilities Engineering Workfrom 2-3:30 p.m. at The Foxhole. Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays in Requests, DA Form 4283 — is be open for processingContact Cpl. Rachael Robertson at building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m. work orders and other in-person support from 7-524-2677 or visit the BOSS office in room 106 of The Soldiers must be specialist-staff sergeant from any 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Afternoon customer sup-Hub for more information. Text “follow CarsonBOSS” military occupational specialty, have a general port is by appointment only, call 526-2900. The Workto 40404 to receive updates and event information. technical score of at least 107, be a U.S. citizen, score Management Branch is located in building 1219.
  • 13. Jan. 18, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 13EQUIP enhances Soldiers’ employability By Staff Sgt. Joseph Stone currently taught, in order to prepare them program would cut more than 75 percent program we’re really catching them up,43rd Sustainment Brigade Public for the Automotive Service Excellence of that cost, leaving Soldiers with only taking advantage of their militaryAffairs Office, 4th Infantry Division certificate exam. It will also train them 15 general studies credits to complete experience and training, but making to train their fellow Soldiers. their degrees. The Soldiers’ tuition them much more employable,” Kynor The 43rd Sustainment Brigade has Train-the-trainer, a familiar concept assistance could be used to cover most said. “All that military experience ispartnered with Pikes Peak Community to the Army, is brand new to PPCC, of the remaining cost. just icing on the cake.”College to develop a program that according to Taffy Mulliken, dean of “We want to give them an opportu- The Soldiers will learn skillswill provide a way for Soldiers to Communications, Humanities and nity to complete a degree if they want to,” taking them back to the way the Armyupdate their skills, earn certificates and Technical Studies Division. said Mulliken. “Maybe they come over worked before quick turnaround timesmake them more employable in the “Training-the-trainer is a whole new here, and they like learning so much, they demanded by combat.civilian job market. way of thinking about how we’re doing pursue something else and continue on.” During the last 10 years, mechanics Set to begin this summer, the education. It’s a new delivery Many Soldiers already take advan- have been encouraged to pull a brokenEnhanced Qualification Instruction system, and it’s going tage of the various or malfunctioning part, send it in forProgram is designed to round outSoldiers’ knowledge in their military to be a person who speaks their lan- “The Army gets the education benefits offered by the Army, repair or replacement and put a new part on in order to get the vehicle backspecialty and give them advantages guage,” Mulliken said. benefit from all but this opportunity into service as quickly as possible.they would not otherwise have. It will The experienced could help the com- Along the way, some of the diagnosingalso prepare them to transition back to NCOs who attend the training they munity college, the and troubleshooting skills have beencivilian employment when they leave class at PPCC will receive, whether Soldiers and the Army. lost, Bethoney said.the Army and enhance their skills while return to their units “The Army gets The program will make diagnosisthey are still in. as instructors and they pursue the the benefit from all and troubleshooting a priority, Chief Warrant Officer 2 MarkBethoney, EQUIP manager, 43rd SB, conduct training at their motor pools or degree or not.” the training they receive, whether they Bethoney said. A byproduct of that is saving the Army money.asked PPCC to evaluate the curriculum classrooms as needed. — Chief Warrant Officer 2 pursue the degree or “I think you’ve got the added benefitthe Army uses to qualify Soldiers, One of the bene- Mark Bethoney not,” Bethoney said. of cost savings in the long run. If theystarting with wheeled vehicle fits for the Soldiers is “It’s a win-win.” can repair and diagnose (the problem)mechanics, and with plans to expand that they may use the EQUIP certificate Jim Kynor, associate dean of before it becomes replaced, that’s defi-the program into other military occu- they earn through the course for “credits Manufacturing, Workforce and Career nitely budget friendly,” said Bicknell.pational specialties. Troy Jergens, for prior learning” and apply them toward and Technical Education, has been The program’s first 10 students/senior faculty, PPCC Diesel Power a degree. Army mechanics will have 49 involved in the program since its instructors are scheduled for thisMechanics program, looked at the of the 64 credits needed for an associate beginning. summer. They will study for twocurrent curriculum and designed a degree in diesel power mechanics “What I really like about this weeks, and if they get their certificates,class to help the Army mechanics fill without ever setting foot on campus. program is, it’s really focusing on the they will return to their units and beginin any missing information. With tuition charges and fees, a 64 core purpose of a community college; to pass along their knowledge. The For the mechanics, PPCC instructors credit degree would cost $6,279, to prepare a student for successful next MOS Bethoney will look atwill train experienced noncommissioned according to Gail Bicknell, Military employment,” said Kynor. including in the program is allied tradeofficers on the requirements they are not and Veterans Program Manager. 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  • 14. 14 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 18, 2013Elkhorn honors Fitness from Page 61st BCT legacy By Spc. Andrew Ingram other units taking notice of the room’s new look. Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Bn., 68th Armor Reg., 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div., both took a trial run of the VO2 test Jan. 11 to see where they ranked on the fitness scale. “I’m in the competition to see where I rank among 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs “I think it is great that the other units might be other Soldiers, and to challenge myself,” said Berg. “It Office, 4th Infantry Division getting jealous,” she said. “I think it will gives you a baseline approach to see where you need motivate them to make another piece of Fort to improve.” The Elkhorn Room at the Elkhorn Conference Carson their own.” Berg said he took his platoon to the wellness centerCenter underwent a major renovation during the In the evenings, patrons of the Ivy Pub often so they could all go through the Bod Pod and see theirmonth of November through the combined efforts find their way into the Raider Room to watch metabolic rates.of “Raider” Soldiers and facility staff. football or socialize away from the noise and “I think everyone in the military strives to be more Formerly a den of World War II nostalgia, the crowd of the pub, Jackson said. than they are,” said Berg.cozy sitting room, adjacent to the Ivy Pub, now “It has become the unofficial boys’ clubhouse Gaining this experience and seeing ranks andcelebrates the history and legacy of 1st of the Elkhorn,” she said. “There is usually placement is important to identify areas to improve,Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry a game (on the TV), with the men said Berg.Division, with “Raider” Brigade bringing their drinks in from the bar.” Reynolds went through the VO2 Max test to see ifmemorabilia decorating the walls. In addition to showing unit pride the workouts she did on her free time paid off. The test Dedicating a room at one of the and providing a fun environment to results landed Reynolds in the “excellent”’s key social gathering locations relax in, the room exemplifies a She said the VO2 Max test is valuable to all thoseto the 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div., bol- strong partnership between the who take it, because of the knowledge it provides.sters Soldiers’ pride and highlights brigade and the Directorate of Soldiers can customize their workouts to increase theirthe unit’s accomplishments to the rest Family and Morale, Welfare and fitness and meet their physical goals.of the community, said 1st BCT Recreation, said Michael O’Donnell, “This competition is a great way to give me somethingCommand Sgt. Maj. Edison Rebuck. business division chief, DFMWR. to work for,” said Reynolds. “Normally there is the Army “It is important for our Soldiers “By setting up all of the Raider Physical Fitness Test, but this is a new measure. From theto know that Fort Carson is proud of memorabilia on the walls of this room, information that I’ve gained from the VO2 Max results,us,” Rebuck said. “By highlighting the brigade 1st BCT has made part of the Elkhorn their own,” I’m able to customize my workouts, so that I know whenat the Elkhorn, we are also displaying our history O’Donnell said. “This creates a synergy between I’m hitting an endurance heart rate, when I improve.”and accomplishments to Fort Carson visitors.” the DFMWR and the brigade. 1st Brigade Soldiers Reynolds said she recommends the VO2 Max test to The new look has already generated have a place to socialize and celebrate their unit, all Soldiers, because they gain knowledge that can beattention, said Martha Jackson, Elkhorn and all the money the Elkhorn makes gets pumped applied to their daily life.Conference Center manager. right back into creating better DFMWR services.” “The biggest benefit of this test and the upcoming “Everybody loves it,” Jackson said. “The room The Ivy Pub and Elkhorn Room are open to competition is to see if your hard work pays off, and toseems to make the Soldiers who come through it visitors Monday and Tuesday from 4-8 p.m., what level,” said Reynolds. “It’s like, every day you’revery proud, and that is what we are going for.” Wednesday and Thursday 4-9 p.m. and Friday out there running, pushing yourself, and this test shows Jackson said she also noticed leaders from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. just how much it paid off; it’s very motivating.”
  • 15. Jan. 18, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 15 Balloons launch to honor Sandy Hook victims Story and photos by Andrea Sutherland are committed to serving young children and they Mountaineer staff were the victims.” Despite having the day off of school, dozens of One month after 20 children and six adults died in parents and children braved the single-digit temperatures the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School to release green and white balloons — the Sandy Hook in Newtown, Conn., parents, children and teachers school colors — and be part of the memorial. gathered at the Fort Carson Head Start Center to “It’s important for me,” said Family member honor and remember the victims’ lives. Veronica DeJesus. “I have young children. I put myself “This is a day to celebrate,” said Noreen in those parents’ shoes.” Landis-Tyson, CEO of the Community Partnership Sarah Sherwood, a teacher with the Head Start for Child Development, addressing the attendees. program, said it was important for schools and “This is a day to celebrate because that is the only communities to band together in times of sorrow. way we can continue to heal.” “It’s a very tragic thing,” she said. “This shows Landis-Tyson said it was important to acknowledge that we can come together to overcome that.” the anniversary and use it as an opportunity to grow Kristen Camp’s 4-year-old son, Cameron, is too young and reconcile the grief experienced after the Dec. 14 to understand what happened to the children from Sandy massacre at Sandy Hook. Hook, but she brought him to the balloon launch because “We serve young children and (they) were affected she feels he needs to be aware of what happened. by Sandy Hook,” she said. “It’s never easy when young “Everybody should be aware,” she said. “I want him children are involved, but it’s even harder when you to know that even if it didn’t happen here, it’s important.”Parents, children and teachers gather outside the Fort Carson HeadStart Center Monday to release green and white balloons in honor of theone-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Trajan Rameyvicario, left, releases a balloon Monday as his father, Jeremy Rameyvicario, and sister, Nicia Rameyvicario watch. Trajan, 3, was one of dozens of children to release balloons in honor of the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
  • 16. 16 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 18, 2013Claims to the Estate for more information on the automated call system. Thrift shop accepts credit cards — The Fort CarsonCommand Sgt. Maj. Frank A. Socha — With Thrift Shop is now accepting debit and credit cards. deepest regret to the Family of the deceased. The shop, located in building 305, is open Tuesday- Anyone having claims against or indebtedness Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Contact Gail to his estate should contact Capt. Brendan Olson at 526-5966 or email M. Curran at 524-1828. for more information or to learn about volunteerStaff Sgt. Steven Padilla — With deepest regret to opportunities. Donations may be dropped off at the Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims the store during normal business hours or at the against or indebtedness to his estate should recycling center located near the main exchange. contact Capt. Michael S. Fernholz at 524-2537. IMCOM recruits — Installation ManagementSpc. Andrew Dalenko — With deepest regret to Command is currently recruiting junior and the Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims mid-level employees to participate in a against or indebtedness to his estate should Developmental Assignment Program. DAP is contact 2nd Lt. Daniel F. Dang at 360-621-8701. designed to support functional and leadership training, which is one of the essential pillars ofGeneral announcements the HQ, IMCOM Campaign Plan LOE 3. Eligible applicants are IMCOM appropriated-fundMedical assisting training course — The employees (GS7-GS13) and nonappropriated fund American Red Cross on Fort Carson is offering employees (NF-5 and below, in positions comparable an introductory course for medical assisting to GS7 through GS13). The DAP is based on a training. Applications may be picked up at the systematic plan specializing in developmental Red Cross office located at Evans Army assignments through various functional areas for Community Hospital near the main pharmacy. a period of up to 60 days. The program provides The office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to multifunctional training and assignments to 4:30 p.m. Applications are due Feb. 6 at 4:30 p.m. strengthen the experience of employees and No late applications will be accepted. Applicants prepare them for broader responsibilities, improve must be at least 18 years of age, have a military organizational communication, and develop well- identification card, hold a high school diploma or rounded personnel. Applications can be obtained by GED and be a U.S. citizen. Ten applicants will be contacting your organization’s training coordinator selected for the program and the course will run or the Workforce Development Program. from April 22-June 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 EFMP — The Exceptional Family Member or if they are interested in sharing driving duties. p.m. Call 526-7144 for more information. Program at Evans Army Community Hospital When a “match” is found, users are notifiedFlu shots — Influenza vaccinations are available at has new hours of operation Monday-Thursday immediately of rider options, allowing them to post clinics and local pharmacies. Soldiers and from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Overseas screenings contact and coordinate ridesharing within minutes. Family members older than 6 months may receive a will be conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Access the ride-share portal by visiting http://www. vaccination. Visit The EFMP office is located in the Pfc. Eric P. TRICARE/pharmacy/ or call 877-363-1303 option Woods Soldier Family Care Center, Pediatric Vanpools — Vanpools serve commuters who 5 for more information. Visit http://www.evans. Clinic lobby, Room 2103. Contact the EFMP travel on Interstate 25, Powers Boulevard, Department at 526-7805 for more information, Security-Widefield and Fountain. Vanpool costs htm or call 526-6422 for appointment information. TRICARE online access — TRICARE patients for Soldiers and civilians may be reduced (or free)New immunization hours — The Allergy/Adult will no longer be able to access online accounts when using the Army Mass Transit Benefit subsidy. Immunizations Clinic at Evans Army Community with MHS/iAS username and password. Users The program provides the van, maintenance and Hospital has new walk-in immunization hours: must either use a registered Department of repairs, insurance, fuel and has an Emergency 7:45-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Mondays Defense Common Access Card or register for a Ride Home feature. Go to through Thursdays and Friday mornings from DOD Self-Service Logon. Visit: www.dmdc.osd. FtCarsonVanPool for further details, and to reserve 7:45-11:30 a.m. for adult immunizations only. mil/identitymanagement. Patients may also a spot. Contact Anneliesa Barta, Sustainable Fort Allergy shot scheduling remains the same. The receive personal assistance in creating an Carson at 526-6497 or email anneliesa.m.barta. clinic will not provide vaccinations on training account by visiting the TRICARE Service for more information. holidays, federal holidays and during clinic Center at Evans Army Community Hospital or Ongoing events administration time on Friday afternoons. Call Veterans Affairs Regional Office. 503-7379 for more information. Ambulance service — Fort Carson officials urge Seeking speakers — The Fort Carson Public AffairsInclement weather procedures for Gate 19 — community members to contact emergency Office is seeking Soldiers, Family members and The Directorate of Emergency Services operates personnel by calling 911 instead of driving civilians from Fort Carson to speak about their Gate 19 Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to personal vehicles to the emergency room. In the work, training and varied experiences to public 6 p.m. regardless of inclement weather or road event of a life- or limb-threatening emergency, organizations throughout the Pikes Peak region. conditions along Essayons Road, which is an skilled paramedics and ambulance crew will be Speakers must be well-qualified professionals unimproved road. Essayons Road is also used to able to administer critical care and aid. Contact who know how to capture and maintain an access several ranges and training areas, so the the Emergency Department at 526-7111 for audience’s attention for 20-30 minutes. Speakers road remains open during all conditions. In more information. should be comfortable speaking to businesses, order to notify the motorists of the actual road Prescription policy — All handwritten prescriptions professional organizations, community leaders, conditions, two “Downrange Road Conditions” from a TRICARE network provider will be filled civic groups and schools. Call 526-9849 or status signs are now located along Butts and at the Soldier and Family Care Center located 526-5996 for more information. Essayons roads showing whether road conditions adjacent to and east of Evans Army Community Nutrition counseling and classes — The are green, amber or red. One sign is at the Hospital. When calling in for refills on those Evans Army Community Hospital Nutrition intersection of Butts Road and Airfield Road, prescriptions, beneficiaries will continue to use Care Division offers nutrition counseling on a facing north, and the other is on Essayons Road the SFCC. A dedicated refill window in this healthy diet, weight loss or gain, high cholesterol, just inside Gate 19, facing inbound traffic. facility will reduce wait time. The SFCC pharmacy hypertension, diabetes, sports nutrition and otherClinic name changes — Two of the Family medicine is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to nutrition-related diseases or illnesses. Nutrition clinics are in the process of changing names. Iron 5 p.m. The pharmacy is located on the first floor classes include heart-healthy/lipid, weight loss, Horse Family Medicine Clinic (located on the near the east entrance of the facility; park in the pregnancy nutrition, commissary tour/healthy second floor of Evans Army Community Hospital) “G” lot, east of the building. Call 503-7067 or shopping and sports nutrition. To schedule an is changing its name to Warrior Family Medicine 503-7068 for more information. appointment, call the TRICARE appointment Clinic. Evans Family Medicine Clinic (located on 2-1-1 data expands to two counties — The Pikes line at 719-457-2273. To register for a class, the second floor of the Woods Soldier Family Care Peak Area Council of Governments has partnered call the Nutrition Care Division at 526-7290. Clinic) is changing its name to Iron Horse Family with Pikes Peak United Way to include 2-1-1 Take Off Pounds Sensibly — meets in the Grant Medicine Clinic. These are only name changes. data for El Paso and Teller counties in the Network Library conference room Thursdays. Weigh-in Beneficiaries will continue to see assigned primary of Care for servicemembers, veterans and their is from 5-5:45 p.m. and the meeting is from care manager/team in their regular clinic location. Families. The service directory component of the 6-7 p.m. Annual membership fee is $26 andAutomated medical referral — A new automated Network of Care now includes more than 1,500 includes the TOPS magazine. Monthly dues reminder system is now in place for medical local resources to assist the military community, are $5. Contact Debby Beck at 719-392-8582 or referrals. Beneficiaries who are referred to a service providers and others. Visit http://pikespeak. TOPS at 800-932-8677 for more information. civilian specialist in the network will receive for more information. Pregnancy and Parenting Portal — A portal from a phone call from the Colorado Springs Military Share-a-Ride — is a free online car pool TriWest Healthcare Alliance connects military Health System. The call will remind patients to coordination to and from post, as well as van Families to helpful information for various stages make an appointment. If a patient has already made pool options, typically for those commuting 30 of pregnancy, as well as for adoption. Different an appointment, an option will allow him to report or more miles to post. Riders are matched based from other pregnancy sites, the TriWest portal that information. There is also an option to cancel on their origination and destination points, as offers information on TRICARE coverage the referral. Unless acted upon, these reminders well as days and times of travel. Users specify and locating a nearby military clinic. Access will recur at 20, 60 and 120 days. Call 524-2637 whether they are offering a ride, need a ride the site at
  • 17. Jan. 18, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 17Nurse case managersSupport WTB Soldiers in health care journey By Stacy Neumann, hub of information,” said Maj. Yvette scheduled Soldiers. They may meet or her physical, emotional and spiritual Medical Department Activity Concina, who coordinates the WTB with more if someone is considered needs are being met. The goal is to Public Affairs managers. “That person is a key liaison high risk or an emergency occurs. be proactive and make sure military between Soldiers, the commander, Then, once a week, the nurse case leadership and medical providers are Susan Reynolds is like a quarter- the doctor and Family members. They manager sits down for an administrative communicating clearly.back on the health care field. Being consolidate information to help meeting, bringing together the To prepare, Reynolds said they askready to receive any information and each person make decisions about commander, the squad leader, social Soldiers plenty of questions, such asexecute a care plan precisely is the the best possible resources to help the workers and other professionals “Do you feel like we are taking carenature of her job as a nurse case Soldier transition.” dedicated to helping the Soldier heal of you? Do we have you at the rightmanager at the Fort Carson Warrior In a typical day, the nurse case and transition. Each one of their providers? Have you gotten yourTransition Battalion. manager will see five to seven client’s cases is reviewed, ensuring his initial Veterans Affairs appointments?” “My goal is to decrease (the Beyond simply coordinating medicalSoldiers’) stress,” said Reynolds, care, the nurse case managers alsonurse case manager, Headquarters talk with troops about their Families,and Headquarters Company, WTB. hobbies and hopes for the future.“They have a lot of appointments and “They are challenged when theyI help keep the balls in the air for them. arrive in our unit. Either figurativelyWhether it’s a physical, a behavioral or literally from things (such as)health visit or something else, I want disease, shrapnel and bombs,” saidthem to have a good return to duty or Concina. “We help them find atransition as a successful veteran.” new normal. You have to be aware Since first fielding the position of the loss they encountered.”in 2007, the number of nurse case In addition, because each case ismanagers embedded in the WTB has unique, Concina said they sometimesgrown to 22. Each one works with have to “color outside the lines and10-25 Soldiers at any given time be creative with our care” to ensureand each of their clients may have Soldiers’ needs are met. But whenmultiple medical appointments each these health care professionals hearweek. The nurse case manager is part a Soldier talk about strapping on aof the Soldier’s Triad of Care and prosthesis and running three miles, theyalso includes the primary care Photo by Spc. Kaila Muggli say any extra work is well worth it.manager and squad leader. Spc. Victor Gabaldon, Warrior Transition Battalion, receives advice from Eleanor “We love those stories,” “The nurse case manager is the McKennan, his WTB nurse case manager. Reynolds said.
  • 18. 18 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 18, 2013Post shuttle ridership on rise By Anneliesa Cappelli Barta Sustainable Fort Carson The free on-post shuttle service is seeinga constant rise in ridership. “Since service began in May 2012,average daily ridership has more than tripled,”said Mary Barber, Sustainable Fort Carson.“In December alone, the shuttle averaged morethan 215 riders per day. Fort Carson Soldiersare becoming more aware of the obviousbenefits of using the post shuttle system. The shuttle currently operates two routes:the green route operates from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.every day, including holidays and trainingholidays and the blue route from 7 a.m. to7 p.m. weekdays, excluding federal holidaysand training holidays. Although there is no set schedule foreach stop, passengers will not have to waitmore than 10 minutes for a ride, Barber said. This service is provided for Soldiers andDepartment of Defense civilians and is availableto Family members on a space-available basis.People 17 years of age may ride alone whilechildren 13-16 may ride if accompanied bysomeone at least 17 years old. Children 12or younger must be accompanied by a parentor guardian. Child restraints, including car seatsfor infants and children, are not provided andare the responsibility of the parent or guardian. The free shuttle bus service began operationMay 8, providing transportation within the maincantonment area. The shuttle is part of a systemof transportation alternatives designed toreduce air pollutants, save fuel, reduce vehicleownership costs and provide a service for thosewho can’t or don’t wish to drive, said Barber. Soldiers from the U.S. Army GarrisonReplacement Detachment and tasked unitsoperate the 15-passenger vans. Passengers can transfer betweenthe green and blue routes to get to theirdesired destination. Shuttle service to and from Gate 4 andWilderness Road operates on an “on call”basis; call 526-6453 to arrange a ride. Sustainable Fort Carson officials encourageshuttle bus riders to provide feedback onthe shuttle system using the InteractiveCustomer Evaluation system or by fillingout comment cards available in each van. For the latest information on the shuttle,visit “ShuttleFortCarson” on Facebook. Debbie Roubal DDS, P.C. Working directly with the military community has been one of the most rewarding experiences in CONTACTS GLASSES my 20 year dental career. 25% MILITARY DISCOUNT ON ALL GOODS & SERVICES* Voted #1 Eye Care in Colorado Springs (719) 636-1933 The Independent & The Gazette 830 Tenderfoot Hill Road, Suite #250 4430 N. Nevada Ave. 4319 Integrity Center Point 1813 North Circle Drive 1130 Lake Plaza Drive Southwest Corner of Garden of the Gods & Nevada NW Corner of Powers & Barnes Circle & Constitution Lake Ave & Lake Plaza (next to Culvers) Become a fan of the Colorado Springs Business Journal 635-2020 634-2020 632-2020 578-2020 on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CSBizJournal Get breaking news and headlines throughout the day, learn about upcoming events, special offers and more!
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  • 20. 20 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 18, 2013 Jan. 18, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 21 Fitness centers boast plethora of services Story and photos by fitness facilities available “We have a number of getting from our facilities Walt Johnson on post to meet their military classes and programs at each and we are encouraged by Mountaineer training and physical of our facilities that have them that what we are trying Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center The new year often brings conditioning needs. “Whether someone is in gotten great results for the people that are currently using to achieve is working for them and would work for McKibben Physical Fitness Center about a promise from people shape and wants to improve on them. We have listened to the anyone who uses our to get in better physical their conditioning or if they feedback from our customers facilities,” Mack said. condition, even for those have decided that they want to who are giving us ideas on Iron Horse Sports and already physically fit. make a serious commitment how to make the programs Fitness Center and McKibben, People in the Fort Carson to get back into shape, we and events even better and Garcia and Waller physical community are no different feel we will have a program are putting plans in place fitness centers are designed in making these resolutions, to meet their goal,” said Teia to do just that. What really to meet specific training but may have an advantage Mack, Iron Horse Sports and excites us is to see the results or conditioning needs for thanks to the four top-flight Fitness Center director. our current patrons are Soldiers and their Families. McKibben PFC, located at 5785 Barkeley Ave. in building 1160, is open 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, The newest facility on post, Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center, is Sunday and training holidays. located at 6415 Specker Ave., in building 1925. The facility features weight equipment and free weights; racquetball The facility is open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. and has an indoor courts; cardiovascular room; two Olympic platforms; 21 pin selector swimming pool, which is open 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. machines; wet and dry saunas; hot tub; Army Physical Fitness Test The facility features an indoor rock and bouldering wall; an indoor monarch exercise bikes; TRX training equipment; an outdoor pool with a diving tank; an outdoor basketball court; a sauna; a running track; free fitness equipment orientations and free body fat steam room; multiple classrooms designed for workout activity; analysis/competition measurements, by appointment only. a spinning bike room; racquetball courts; strength and cardio areas; For more information call McKibben PFC at 526-2597. three full-size basketball courts and an elevated indoor track. For more information call Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center at 526-2706. Waller Physical Fitness Center Garcia Physical Fitness Center Waller PFC, located at 6946 Magrath Ave. in building 2357, is open weekdays from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. It is closed weekends, holidays Garcia PFC, located at 6360 Porter Street in building 1856, is open From free weights to weight machines and an and training days. Monday-Friday from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is closed weekends, holidays indoor rock and bouldering wall to aerobics The facility features indoor basketball courts; sauna; hot tub; three and training holidays. classes, Fort Carson’s fitness centers offer a weight rooms; a multipurpose room; TRX training equipment; a The facility features weight equipment and free weights; racquetball variety of options to community members cross- training room; free body fat analysis; free group exercise looking to improve their fitness levels. courts; cardiovascular room; sauna; hot tub; TRX training equipment; classes; free group personal training; a fitness DVD library and a cardio free fitness classes, a multipurpose room and day-use lockers. room with more than 40 pieces of equipment; and day-use lockers. For more information call Garcia PFC at 526-3944. For more information call Waller PFC at 526-2742. Layout by Jeanne Mazerall
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  • 22. Jan. 18, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 23Stray animals continue to be issue By Chris Zimmerman hamsters and two domestic goats that posts pictures of animals within 24 Banned breedsConservation law enforcement officer wandered downrange from off-post. hours of collection. If the missing Nine breeds of dogs with a The goats were found hungry and animal is not pictured, owners can propensity for aggressive behavior It’s been a year now since Fort thirsty, but otherwise intact on the call the kennel at 719-382-0188. are banned from post housing, saidCarson contracted with the Land of northeast side of the large impact area. The kennel, located at 12599 Jordan Doug Peck, animal control officerAhs Kennel in Fountain to care for Owners of pets gone missing on Road, is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the Fort Carson Police/Provoststray animals. Fort Carson can visit the Land of Ahs Monday-Friday and 7 a.m. to noon Marshal Division In 2012, the shelter took website,, which Saturday; The facility is closed The breeds banned are Akitas,in 389 domestic animals — Sunday and federal holidays. chows, Doberman pinschers, pit bulls,234 dogs, 149 cats, four Only 26 percent of the animals Rottweilers, American Staffordshire brought to the kennel were micro- terriers, English Staffordshire bull chipped. Chipping helps officials terriers, mastiffs and wolf hybrids. quickly locate the owner of a stray animal. Fort Carson Regulation 40-37 Unwanted pets requires that all pets be micro-chipped Abandoning a pet is a violation of 30 days after arriving on the state statute, carries a minimum fine installation. Chipping can be done at of $500 and is a class 1 misdemeanor. the Fort Carson Veterinary Treatment People who live on Fort Carson Facility at cost plus a minimal should not take their pets to the administrative fee. Owners are Humane Society because it is over reminded to update their contact capacity or directly to the Land of Ahs information if they have moved since Kennel, as it will not accept the animal. their pet received a micro-chip. The Community members who have a VTF or military police can scan pet they no longer want can call MP chips and provide chip numbers dispatch at 526-2333 to relinquish the which can be looked animal or bring the animal to the MP up at http://www. station in building 2700. Providing the to animal’s medical and immunization determine which company’s records greatly facilitates the adoption microchip was used. process. The Land of Ahs Kennel The regulation also mandates that has tapped into a large network of pets residing in post housing must be adoption agencies and regularly registered with the VTF within 72 hours provides pets to fostering homes of arriving on post. 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  • 23. 24 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 18, 2013Event empowers children through reading By Devin Fisher “Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot” is the throughout their lives, Brown said. Mountaineer editor true story of a young German girl living in Berlin She noted the stories have the capacity to during the Berlin Blockade. The story tells how open discussion on potentially difficult topics The Military Child Education Coalition hosts an American pilot brought hope to a child through such as Family separations or the fear of movinga free Tell Me A Story program Feb. 10 from a simple act of kindness, which became the to a new location. She said the story also2-4 p.m. at the Special Events Center. connecting thread that brought the two people reinforces that Soldiers are working hard to bring Military Families have until Feb. 7 to register for together 20 years later and has kept them linked hope for a better life to children in Afghanistan.the event, featuring guest reader Garrison Command This year’s book highlights the themes of socialSgt. Maj. Steven O. Green, who will read “Mercedes and emotional intelligence, valor, kindness, citizenship,and the Chocolate Pilot” by Margot Theis Raven. hope and gratitude, Brown said. She said the storyThe event was originally scheduled for Nov. 4 but demonstrates how powerfully an act of generositywas postponed due to conflicting events. Every and kindness can affect a single life. Not only doesFamily attending will receive a copy of the book. Mercedes benefit from Army Air Forces Lt. Gail “The event is geared to build strong parent-child Halverson’s kindness, but the pilot surely foundconnections, and foster a positive, optimistic pleasure and gained perspective on the work he wasoutlook on daily experiences” said Tracy Brown of doing during the post World War II Berlin Airlift.Fort Carson’s Parent to Parent program. Brown noted reservations are required to Geared for children 4-12, the Military Child ensure there are enough books for everyone.Education Coalition launched the Tell Me A Story Families are asked to bring blankets to sit onprogram Sept. 11, 2005, to empower military children during the presentation. Parents with teenagersby using literature and their own stories in a way that are encouraged to bring their older children alongfosters skills for resilience, strong peer and parent to help the youngsters with crafts.connections, a sense of pride and accomplishment, The Parent to Parent program providesand a caring community, Brown said. workshops for military Families in areas of Green will read the book before Families transitioning children from post to post, resiliency,participate in breakout sessions where facilitators early literacy and math literacy. To register fortalk to children about the book and help them the event or for more information on the Parenttie the story to their personal lives and then to Parent team, contact Brown at 706-761-6343participate in a craft project. or email WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/4THID WWW.TWITTER.COM/@4THINFDIV WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/THE4ID WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/THE4ID WWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/THE4ID What can YOU UPCOMING EVENTS do with $50? 1-26 .... Switchback - Celtic At Liberty Tax, we leave that choice to you. 2-1 ...... Fly Fishing Film Festival Step 1: Cut out this ad and take it to our two 2-9 ...... Dotsero - Jazz participating locations (see below) You CODE: CDJAN14FC 2-16 .... Yesterday - Beatles Name It... Tribute Step 2: File your taxes with us 2-23 .... ZoSo Led Zepplin Step 3: Walk out with a $50 bill We Got Tribute It! 3-9 ...... Satisfaction A That’s right – a $50 bill straight to your pocket. Support the wonderful Tribute To The Simple enough. No questions asked. businesses & services Rolling Stones What’s not to love? Come in today! that adorn the pages of the 3-10 .... Adrian Legg-Guitar Fountain Barnes and Powers Mountaineer. Master 5195 Fontaine Blvd. 6045 Barnes Road 3-23 .... Flying W Wranglers (719) 390-1041 (719) 749-1120 4-6 ...... The Elders - Celtic With paid tax preparation. Valid only at participating locations. Cannot be combined with other offers or used toward past services. One coupon per return. Valid 1/16/2013-2/15/2013. Rock and many more great events 10 S. Parkside Dr. Colorado Springs 719.476.2200
  • 24. Jan. 18, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 25Can you hear the bells? Commentary by Chap. clear night listening to As I pen these (Capt. ) Ben Clark some new Christmas words, the recent school 1st Battalion, 68th Armor music from the band shooting in Connecticut Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Mercy Me. One of the is a fresh reminder that Team, 4th Infantry Division songs was new to me, hate is strong. The entire but, come to find out, world is wondering how My Family and I moved to Colorado not all that new at all. someone can be so evilSprings last summer after completing The song was “I Heard as to target innocenta three-year tour in Germany. We the Bells on Christmas children. Many areenjoyed Europe for many reasons, but Day” and I was struck asking, “Where wasone enduring memory is the old and by the final verse that God when all this wasquaint villages that dot the Franconian says: “And in despair I happening?” A quick,countryside where we lived. bowed my head; ‘There once-over-the-world Every little town still had beautiful is no peace on earth,’ I glance will reveal thatremnants of medieval heritage, some of said: For hate is strong evil is not concentratedwhich have not changed much since the and mocks the song, of only in New England,15th century. At the center of many old peace on earth, good but is indeed a globaltown areas is the church, and every will to men. Then presence. It is easy tochurch has a belfry, where large bronze pealed the bells more agree that hate is strongbells peal from time to time, loud and loud and deep: God is and causes many toproud. Before the days of texts, email not dead, nor doth he wonder, will rightor even television and radio, the church sleep; The wrong shall prevail? A few daysbells were not just quaint and joyful to fail, The right prevail, with peace on composed by the great American poet before Christmas, the bells of manyhear, they rang out during holiday cele- earth, good will to men.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. churches around the country werebrations, for information, celebration From my position on that starry His oldest son, Charles, had joined ringing out in memory of the slainand warning. I still remember being night, looking south towards the the Union in 1863 against his father’s at Sandy Hook. Let the bells ringable to hear the bells from our house city of Baghdad, I knew a lot of us wishes. Longfellow soon got the news and the words of Henry Wadsworthup on the hill overlooking the village. needed to hear the bells; that message that his son was severely wounded in Longfellow, who was no stranger to Like many of you, I have been that God wasn’t dead or sleeping, Virginia. It was out of deep despair for personal tragedy, ring true for you.deployed during the holiday season. and right will win in the end. Later his son and the recent death of his “God is not dead, nor doth he sleep;During one such deployment, I was I looked up the song and found out wife, that Longfellow penned these The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,sitting outside on a strangely cool and that is was originally a poem words on Christmas Day 1863. with peace on earth, good will to men.”Chapel briefsFacebook: Search “Fort Carson Chaplains (Religious Support Office)” for the latest Chapel Schedule events and schedules.Intimate Allies 2 — “Growing Close, Growing ROMAN CATHOLIC Day Time Service Chapel Location Contact Person Strong, The Science and Theology of Successful Saturday 4-45 p.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Loving Relationships,” will be presented Feb. 23 Saturday 5 p.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial 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 Chapel. The couples’ workshop will be facilitated Sunday 10:30 a.m. Religious education Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 by Ken Robinson, Army Community Service Sunday 10:30 a.m. RCIA Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 Sunday 11 a.m. Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 Family Advocacy Program specialist. Registration Mon-Fri 11:45 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 deadline is Feb. 8. Contact Pat Treacy at 524- Mon-Thurs noon Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 2458 or email 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 Sunday 9 a.m. Protestant Healer Evans Army Hospital Chap. Gee/526-7386 Memorial Chapel. For information call 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 Sunday 2:30-4:30p.m. Youth ministry Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Tuesday of the month at Soldiers’ Memorial 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 or visit PWOC Fort Carson ISLAMIC SERVICES Fort Carson does not offer Islamic services on post. Contact the Islamic Society at 2125 N. Chestnut, 632-3364 for information. on Facebook for details.Deployed Spouses Group meets for fellowship, (FORT CARSON OPEN CIRCLE) WICCA food and spiritual guidance Wednesday at Sunday 1 p.m. Provider Chapel, Building 1350, Barkeley and Ellis 5 p.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel COLORADO WARRIORS SWEAT LODGE Fellowship Hall. Meets once or twice monthly and upon special request. Contact Michael Hackwith or Wendy Chunn-Hackwith at 285-5240 for information. Call Cecilia Croft at 526-5769 for more information.Latter Day Saints Soldiers: Weekly Institute Class (Bible study) is Wednesday members and friends who are suicide survivors, Spanish Bible Study meets at Soldiers’ Memorial at 7 p.m. at Soldiers’ meets the second Tuesday of each month from Chapel Tuesday at 6 p.m. Contact Staff Sgt. Memorial Chapel. Call 719- 6:30-8 p.m. at the Fallen Heroes Family Center, Jose Varga at 719-287-2016 for details. 266-0283 or 719-649-1671 building 6215, 6990 Mekong St. The group Jewish Lunch and Learn with Chap. (Lt. Col.) for more information. is open to members of all branches of service. Howard Fields takes place Wednesday fromHeartbeat, a support group Contact Richard Stites at 719-598-6576 or Cheryl noon to 1 p.m. at Provider Chapel. For more for battle buddies, Family Sims at 719-304-9815 for more information. information, call 526-8263. Has someone in your organization recently received kudos? Contact Mountaineer staff at 526-4144 or email
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  • 26. Jan. 18, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 27 Silver Lions defeat Wolfpack in thriller Story and photo by Walt Johnson himself wide open for a three-point jump shot that he buried, with just two Mountaineer staff seconds left in the game. Toderick Scypion, Silver Lions In what may be the most competitive coach, said it was a good thing his season the Fort Carson intramural team was involved in such a tough basketball league has seen in some time, game this early in the season. He said the Silver Lions defeated the Wolfpack, this showed him what he thought this 42-39, in an action-filled game Jan. 9 at team was made of. Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center. “I think the secret to our success ... The two evenly matched teams in was the fact that my guys never gave up terms of talent put on shooting displays and they continue to fight hard even and defensive stops that kept the fans though they were being pushed and the on the edge of their seats for most of other team didn’t back down,” Scypion the contest. As the teams traded baskets, said. “We were very limited with the no one was sure if this game was number of players we had available, destined to be an overtime thriller or and I told (my players) before the game if the team that had the ball last would that this team would come at us hard win it in regulation. because they had a long bench.” With the Wolfpack holding on to a Scypion said he has three players 39-37 lead with 10 seconds remaining back from last year’s team and the on the game clock, Silver Lions’ guard players that have joined this team Butch Jointer brought the ball into understand the concept that this the frontcourt looking to make a shot team will play as well as it can only to force overtime. He instead found if it gets out and hustles and outworks the opposition each night. “This will be a fun league this year Silver Lions guard Butch Jointer goes because everyone is playing with their between two Wolfpack defenders to own unit and it is truly intramural sports score two points during intramural again. I think it’s great that people basketball action Jan. 9 at Iron Horse will be representing their battalions Sports and Fitness Center. and units,” Scypion said.Mountaineer Sports Feature Fountain-Fort Carson High School guard Anthony Davis, 15, drives between Regis Jesuit Raiders defenders to score a basket Jan. 11 at Fountain-Fort Carson High School. The Trojans fell to the Raiders, 75-47. The Trojans host the Liberty Lancers at 7 p.m. Tuesday before traveling to Pine Creek Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. The Lady Trojans dropped a 65-48 decision against the Pueblo East Eagles Saturday in Pueblo. The Lady Trojans will be back in action Tuesday at Liberty High School at 7 p.m. before hosting the Pine Creek Eagles Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. Photo by Walt Johnson
  • 27. 28 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 18, 2013 BENCH On theWorld Class Athlete Program wrestlers will compete in the Dave Schultz Memorial Under control wrestling tournament Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 in Colorado Springs. The wrestlers will compete in freestyle and Greco-Roman competitions against some of the best international competition. The competition will take place at the U. S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.The Fort Carson youth wrestling program athletes will compete at the Wolfpack Rumble at the Colorado State University-Pueblo campus Saturday. The wrestling program will be participating in the “Border War Challenge,” the second of seven tournaments the wrestlers will be competing in during the next three months. The next tournament will be the Wolfpack Rumble at the “Mayhem in the Mountains” OTC Fundraiser at the Colorado Springs Event Center Feb. 9.The Foxhole sports and entertainment lounge will host a Super Bowl party Feb. 3 beginning at 2 p.m. The lounge will have the game on the big screen and also have more than 20 flat-screen televisions available for people to watch the game. The lounge will offer snacks for the evening in addition to having a full menu available for purchase from Borriello Brothers New York Pizza. In addition to the game, there will be a number of other activities available to make the day an entertaining one for Soldiers and Families. Photo by Walt Johnson Games and door prizes begin when the Fort Carson’s Mason Holmberg, left, controls his opponent during action Saturday at the “You Da Man” doors open at 2 p.m. and will last throughout tournament at Fountain Middle School. the day. According to Foxhole officials, there will be a 60-inch TV given away as the grand prize and prizes given away each quarter. players, both men and women. Prizes will be veterans and servicemembers with a physical Tickets will be handed out at the door. Lounge awarded to first- and second-place teams and disability to get involved in community officials encourage people to arrive early to the champion will be awarded a trophy that sport programs. acquire squares needed to participate will be on display at the division headquarters, In collaboration with the U.S. Department in the grand prize drawing. For more according to club officials. Portions of the of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Paralympics released information call 526-5347. proceeds from the tournament will be used to 30-second public service announcement, atThe Sergeant Audie Murphy Club will sponsor support the Fort Carson community., that describes the program. its third annual Mountain Post Bowl Jan. 26 For more information call 201-401-1378, email The video features U.S. Navy veteran Michael at the Mountain Post football complex. Gilbert Guzman at Johnston, a 2016 Paralympic Games hopeful in The tournament will be a one-day, or Dawna Brown at, triathlon, who used sports in his rehabilitation three-game minimum event featuring 20 teams. or contact a battalion SAMC representative. after losing his left leg below the knee following The teams can consist of military and civilian The U.S. Paralympics organization is urging a 2003 motorcycle accident. Logon to the VA website, adaptivesports/, to find sport programs and events in the local community. Rebound battle There will be two workshops offered in January at the Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center. A practical yoga workshop is set for Jan. 26 and a senior fitness class Jan. 27. A military fitness specialist certification course will be offered March 1-3. The courses are held in conjunction with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. For more information contact the Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center staff at 526-2706. The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will sponsor a wiffle ball tournament Feb. 9 at Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center. The tournament, which features coed and men’s divisions, is open to active-duty military, Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, Family members 16 and older and Department of Defense identification card holders affiliated with Fort Carson. Registration deadline is Feb. 1. There will be a coaches meeting Feb. 9 at 9:30 a.m. at Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center. The tournament is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. There will also be a table tennis tournament in March and a dodge ball tournament in April Photo by Walt Johnson at the facility. Youth center basketball players battle for a rebound during the opening weekend of action in the Fort Carson For more information and to register, visit youth basketball league Saturday. The youth center program will run until early March each weekend with games beginning at 9 a.m. each Saturday. or call 526-3972. — Compiled by Walt Johnson
  • 28. Jan. 18, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 29 Mountaineer Athlete of the Week Janine Price Foxhole employee Janine Price can be seen taking care of customers during events at the Foxhole, sometimes wearing a referee jersey. She has spent countless hours in the swimming pool as a rescue swimmer and teaching swimming skills to children. How much time did you spend in the pool? I would train the (children) for 1.5 hours and then I would workout for 1.5 hours four times a week because it gave me a chance to work with children and to get in some good exercise and stay physically fit. What did you specialize in when you trained people? I was a rescue swimming instructor for four years. During this time, I worked mostly with young children teaching them how to swim and how to rescue people if they found themselves in the water needing help. I also gave presentations on how to rescue people from icy water and what you have to do after you rescue them to include how to revive them. Have you had to put your training to the test? I was a guard at an outdoor pool and there was a 7-year-old girl who (nearly) drowned. When I got to her she had already started turning blue. She had wandered into the deep pool area. When we got to her, she didn’t have a pulse and she wasn’t breathing. We were able to revive her and bring her back to life. If you could do anything associated with swimming, what would make you the happiest? After my experience with the 7-year-old girl (bringing her back to life), if I could do anything at all in this world, I would want to be a rescue swimmer. Photo by Walt Johnson $1 A DAY SALE OBTÉN LAS MEJORES MARCAS POR SÓLO UN DÓLAR POR DÍA HASTA EL 2 DE FEB.† VENTA DE $1 AL DÍA 13 .3 " #JAX01-411022 #S3-391-6686 15 OFF %†† Come Visit One of Our 10 Locations in the Colorado Springs and Pueblo Area MIL T ITA O UN RY D ISC The advertised transaction is a rental-purchase agreement. †“$1 a Day Until Feb. 2” offer only valid on new rent-to own agreements for new or used merchandise entered into through February 2, 2013, when the offer ends. One dollar for each day through 2/2/13 must be paid in advance. Regular rates apply thereafter; optional fees and taxes are not included. Product availability may vary by store. Free or reduced rent offers will not reduce total rent or purchase-option amounts. ††Must present valid military ID to receive offer. 15% discount may be applied on new agreements for new or pre-leasedren 58 merchandise or “cash and carry” sales. Product availability may vary by store. Free-rent offers will not reduce total rent or purchase-option amounts.Ownership is optional. Offer good while supplies last and cannot be combined with any other promotion. See Store Manager for complete details. Consulta ce 77 ta con el Gerente de la Tienda para los detalles completos. *Agreement requires verification of residence, income and four personal references. **Delivery and set-up are included and RAC services and maintains the merchandise while on rent or in NJ for duration stated on agreement; set-up does not include nte 7. r. c o 87 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 payments. Acer, the Acer logo and Aspire are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. Other trademarks, registered m 800. trademarks and/or service marks, indicated or otherwise, are the properties of their respective owners. ROP1301_MIL_COL Sweetheart Deal COLORADO BLUE CLIFF PHEASANTS $99 Sweetheart Karval, Colorado We have Pheasants, Chukars and Bob White Quail Package includes Special Military offer good Champagne & until Jan. 19th a Box of Chocolates. Buy one hunt get a second valid 2/1/13 to 2/28/13 call for details hunt free some restrictions Close to shopping, restaurants, entertainment & attractions Spacious rooms include microwaves and refrigerators apply call for details. FREE hot breakfast - Indoor heated pool Comfort Inn South COLORADO SPRINGS/ I-25 South Exit 138 866-726-1031 1410 Harrison Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 (719) 579-6900
  • 30. Jan. 18, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 31 GT E Peak Center Feb. 3, at noon and 3 p.m. wood carvers, a stick horse rodeo, trick roping, a Tickets start at $19. yak halter show, a longhorn show, mutton bustin’, • “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs,” tractor races and more. Families might visit an Imagination Celebration production, is at Children’s Ranchland and the Activity Pavilion. Out 7 p.m. Feb. 11. Tickets start at $9. Preshow activities are in the lobby and milk and cookies. There’s plenty of food vendors. Ticketed events include grounds admission. It’s at the National • “Dreamgirls” is in the Pikes Peak Center Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. in Feb. 12-13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $38. Denver. It’s off Interstate 70 going east near the Call 520-SHOW or 576-2626 for tickets and Brighton Boulevard exit. Call 303-297-1166 forThe Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum has a information. information and the box office at 888-551-6124. special exhibit “To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA” that runs through April 20. The exhibit “Colorado You’ve Got Talent 2013 Live Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Showcase examines the Apollo 10 mission and the role of Finals” is presented by Family Nation at the is Friday-Sunday at the Denver Merchandise Peanuts characters in that flight. In conjunction Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E. Mart. The 32nd Colorado Indian Market is with the exhibit, “Space Saturdays” feature Kiowa St., Saturday at 5 p.m. Tickets start Friday, 1-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and programs related to space topics. The museum, at at $6; call 465-2001. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event includes 215 S. Tejon, is free. It is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. shows, performances and demonstrations and Tuesday-Saturday. See the story on pages 29-30. The Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., hosts a public admission is $12 for anyone over 13 and is free free day the second Tuesday of each month. for children under 13. Vendors will sell NativeFree youth tickets are available for the Air Force The public is admitted free Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. American food. The Denver Merchandise Mart Academy men’s basketball team vs. Boise State to 5 p.m., with free guided tours at 10 and 11 is at the corner of Interstate 25 and 58th Avenue. Saturday at 2 p.m. at Clune Arena in the Field a.m. and 1 p.m. Call 634-5583 for information. House at the Air Force Academy. Anyone There’s a free parking lot in front of the center. “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” is presented 13 and under will receive free admission to the by Colorado Springs Conservatory Jan. 30-31, game with the purchase of an adult ticket. Denver Zoo, located in Denver City Park, has at Stargazers Theatre & Event Center, 10 S. To order the free ticket, go to the ticket page at free admission to everyone Wednesday and Parkside Drive. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 or contact Feb. 3-4. The zoo is open every day, 10 a.m to for children.The performance is at 6 p.m., and a the ticket office at 472-1895. 4 p.m. through February,.when the hours will be family-friendly dinner menu is available at 5 p.m. extended. The zoo’s entrance is at 23rd AvenueAir Force Academy concerts for the 2012-2013 between Colorado Boulevard and York Street. Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra season include “Nunset Boulevard” Feb. 1; presents performances at Pikes Peak Center: “Midtown Men” March 8; and “Rat Pack The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, • “Wagner and Beethoven,” Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. Show” April 19. Call the box office at 333-4497. at 14th and Curtis streets, has several and Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m. Concerts are in Arnold Hall; take the North Broadway productions on its agenda. • “Appalachian Spring,” Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. Gate entrance. “Catch Me If You Can” is Feb. 26-March 10, • “Casablanca,” Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. “Sense & Sensibility, the Musical” is April 11; • “Mozart and Prokofiev,” March 9 at 8 p.m.Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center announces its “Peter and the Starcatcher” is Aug. 15-16, and March 10 at 2:30 p.m. 2013 theater schedule: “Prelude to a Kiss” is Jan. “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” is Sept. 3-6 Call 520-SHOW for information and tickets. 31-Feb. 17; “Other Desert Cities” is March 14-31; “Sister Act” is Sept. 24-27; “Evita” is “The Drowsy Chaperone” is May 9-June 2; and Jan. 15-17 and “Million Dollar Quartet” is Feb. Stargazers Theatre & Event Center, 10 S. “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris” 25-28. Other productions include “Romeo & Parkside Drive, hosts a free R&R Military & June 20-30. Call the box office, 634-5583. The Juliet,” Jan. 25-Feb. 24; “Spamalot” March Veterans Monthly Music Jam Feb. 6, 7-10 p.m. Fine Arts Center theater is at 30 W. Dale St. 28-30, and “Works in Progress: An intimate Stargazers welcomes visual artists, poets and Evening with David Sedaris” is Jan. 21-27. spoken word artists, and provides mics, guitarThe World Arena has Carrie Underwood on stage For ticket information call 303-446-4811. amp, bass amp and keyboard. Bring guitars or Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Call 576-2626 for tickets, instruments needed. Call 476-2200 for information. which start at $46. The 107th National Western Stock Show is in Denver through Jan. 27. There are horses, Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-off and CarnivaleThe Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade, has bison, rabbits, llamas, goats, sheep, cattle, yaks, Parade begins at 8 a.m. Feb. 9, and features these performances scheduled: chickens and vendors. There are bull riding chefs cooking their favorite recipes of gumbo • Stand-up comedian Lewis Black is on stage contests, rodeos, a wild west show, dogs, dancing and music and entertainment at Soda Springs Park Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $46.25. horses, draft horse shows and mule shows. in downtown Manitou Springs, followed by the • “Phineas and Ferb Live!” is in the Pikes There are mechanical bulls, rodeo clowns, Carnivale Parade along Manitou Avenue at 1 p.m. TAXI Professionals in Dentistry, LLC Public Notice Dr. Ryan D. Baros & & Dr. Ryan D. Baros Dr. Raymond Baros Dr. Raymond Baros Watch Out, Colorado Springs! 513 Kiva Dr., in Security Southern Colorado Is Where It’s At! 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  • 31. 32 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 18, 2013 Jan. 18, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 33Portrays city,area history Story and photos by the museum in the special exhibit Nel Lampe space, just off the lobby. Mountaineer staff Nearby is a theater where visitors A large collection of Van Briggle pottery is in can view several short films that the museum. Artus Van Briggle came here for A special exhibit is in the may be of interest, such as the video his health in 1899 and started the company.Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum about the history of Colorado Springs.of interest to children and adults, The Colorado Springs Pioneersespecially fans of Charles Schulz’s Museum exhibits local history in two“Peanuts” comic strips. The featured floors of the 1903 El Paso Countyexhibit, “To the Moon: Snoopy Courthouse. The building itself is Visitors enter the ColoradoSoars with NASA,” is about the part of Colorado Springs history. Springs Pioneer MuseumMay 1969 Apollo 10 mission. It’s a luxurious building, with wide Saturday. The museum is The space exhibit will be in hallways, hand-painted columns that housed in the luxurious 1903the museum until April 20, and is look like marble, ornate ceilings, El Paso County Courthouse.organized and toured by the Charles carved door frames, polished terrazzoM. Schulz Museum and Research floors and stained glass windows.Center, Santa Rosa, Calif. Visitors Designed by local architectcan learn how Snoopy and Charlie August J. Smith, the new courthouseBrown became involved in the Lunar came into being during a prosperousApollo mission and the “Snoopy time in Colorado Springs, broughtthe Astronaut” program and Snoopy’s about by Cripple Creek’s gold boomrole as NASA’s safety mascot. and tourists who arrived by train. The exhibit includes Snoopy’s Many of the town’s buildings,“dog house” that children can visit of early frontier vintage, were beingto learn about space. Also displayed replaced by buildings made of brickis information about Colorado’s or stone, and city leaders and citizensconnection to space and a display wanted a suitable courthouse. It’sof perhaps the oldest image of designed in a classical revival style The 1903 former El Paso County Courthouse is home to the Colorado Springs PioneersSchulz’s characters. Charlie Brown that was popular at that time. The Museum. It exhibits city and area history and is free and open to the public. Colorado Springs was a popular settlers and an exhibit about Gen.and Snoopy, that he painted on a building was furnished and built for destination for tuberculosis patients William Palmer, who foundedwall of a Colorado Springs home about $450,000, and was completely pottery is much sought after by includes extensive photographs, during the early 1900s, when Colorado Springs in 1871. Also onwhere he lived in 1952. paid for when it opened. collectors and known throughout posters, souvenirs and other attempts treatment was resting and breathing the third floor is the 1880s’ residence In connection with this exhibit, The exterior of the building the world. The potter/artist Artus to attract visitors to Pikes Peak fresh air in a high, dry climate. of well-known author Helen Huntthe museum staff has scheduled pays tribute to Native American Van Briggle came to Colorado over the years; “Behind the Lens: Typical tuberculosis patient huts Jackson, relocated from Kiowaseveral related “Space Saturday” tribes from the Pikes Peak area Springs for his health in 1899 and Photography in the Pikes Peak dotted the grounds of the 15 Street to the museum.activities that are family friendly; with carvings in the keystones of started the company. Region,” includes historic photographs sanitariums that were in the Colorado There’s also an exhibit “Anysee the list below. the ground floor windows. The bell Exhibits in the museum include and a photographer’s studio. Springs area at that time. One of Place That is North and West: African- The exhibit includes posters tower is a prominent feature of the “Pedal Power,” an exhibit about Ride the historic “birdcage” the patient huts is in the display. Americans in Colorado Springs.”and photos about the program and building, which occupies a city block 100 years of cycling in the area elevator to the third floor, with its The third floor also includes The museum, at 215 S. Tejon St.,an interactive area where children and has its own bandstand. and a collection of bicycles; historical murals, the medical heritage a Pikes Peak regional history area, is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.can try on “astronaut suits and Also on the main floor is the large “Marketing the Mountain: Pikes of historic dental and medical offices including displays about Native to 5 p.m. Metered parking is availablehelmets.” It’s on the main floor of Van Briggle pottery collection. The Peak in the Popular Imagination,” are displayed and an early drugstore. Americans, early explorers, area in the vicinity of the museum. Space Saturdays Call 385-5990 to make reservations for lectures and the planetarium show. A suggested donation of $5 is asked for lectures. Snoopy’s “doghouse” is in the special exhibit now in the museum — “To the Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 2, 2 p.m. Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA,” Family fun — Space Day! Challenger Learning Center’s Space Planetarium Family fun — “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” songs presented by the which tells the story of the May 1969 show is free at 11, 11:40 a.m., 12:20, 1 and 1:40 p.m., reservations required. Colorado Springs Conservatory and interactive activities. Apollo 10 mission that involved Snoopy and Charlie Brown. Other activities include the Colorado Springs Rocket Society. Feb. 23, time to be announced Saturday, 2 p.m. Family Fun – Rocket Science 101 with the Colorado Springs Rocket Society. Lecture — “Blast Off! Presented by the Space Foundation Chief Executive March 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Officer Eliot Pulham, who talks about the Space Foundation, the history of Family fun — Space Day! Challenger Learning Center’s “Living in Space” with the space industry in Colorado Springs and the impact of space missions on fun activities, the Colorado Springs Rocket Society and more. everyday lives. March 23, 2 p.m. Jan. 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Lecture — “Weather, Earth and Beyond,” presented by Matt Meister, KRDO “Fun for Kids!” Children’s History Hour “Once Upon a Starry Night: A Book of chief meteorologist. Constellations” by Jacqueline Mitton and Christina Balit, crafts and a April 13, 2 p.m. family-friendly tour. A $1 donation is asked for this event. Lecture — “Space Wars and Counterspace,” presented by Bill Scott. Places to see in the Pikes Peak area.
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