1. Vol. 71, No. 3 Jan. 25, 2013 Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex opens Photo by Andrea Sutherland Detective Greg White, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, fires an MK-18 rifle Wednesday positions. Three ranges are designated for rifle use from 300-500 yards. Four ranges at the Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex. The 400-acre complex, which opened are designated for pistol use. In addition to being open to community members, law to the public Wednesday, features seven ranges with about 120 covered shooting enforcement personnel will train at the complex. See story on pages 20-21.Medal of HonorFormer division Soldier to receive award By Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Company B, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, 3rd Sqdn., 61st Cav. Reg., who was the first sergeant at COP Keating at the time of the attack, and excerpts staff sergeant for his actions at Combat Operating that the Army Times used from “The Outpost,” by Clinton L. Romesha will become the fourth living Post Keating, Afghanistan, Oct. 3, 2009. Jake Tapper. The Soldiers in the COP reacted smoothlyrecipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for heroic The engagement began as insurgents launched a and efficiently with battle drills honed and battle testedactions in Iraq or Afghanistan. hail of gunfire, interspersed with rocket fire, during the by 45 attacks in the four months prior. President Barrack Obama will present the presti- early morning hours, according to Master Sgt. Ronald See Medal on Page 4gious award Feb. 11 at the White House to the former Burton, operations noncommissioned officer in charge, Message board INSIDE Lane closure A project to improve sidewalks and crosswalks along Chiles Avenue from Prussman Boulevard to the bowling alley will result in periodic lane closures Friday through Wednesday. Call 526-9267 for more information. Page 8 Page 27 Page 13
2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 25, 2013 MOUNTAINEERCommanding General:Garrison Commander: Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson Fulfilling ‘The Dream’ Commentary by Chap. (Capt.) Carl O. Brown through with her declaration that all men are created equal. Col. David L. Grosso 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) His message was also prophetic and encouraging to blacksFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: and whites — instructing them to continue believing that Dee McNutt Then President Abraham Lincoln signed the God is on the side of justice. He believed that evil would not Emancipation Proclamation Jan. 1, 1863, which was a continue to prevail and that God would set America free.Chief, Print and Web Communications: promissory letter liberating blacks from the most heinous act King encouraged people of every race, color and creed to Rick Emert toward human beings our country had engaged in — slavery. understand that, “Now is the time to rise from the dark andEditor: Devin Fisher The signing of this single document promised to desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racialStaff writer: Andrea Sutherland give blacks the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of justice. Now is the time to open the doors of opportunity happiness, forever ensuring its status as one of the most to all of God’s children. Now is the time to lift our nationHappenings: Nel Lampe significant letters in history. from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock ofSports writer: Walt Johnson One hundred years later, there were still violent and brotherhood” that one day, all people, especially blacks inLayout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall egregious actions toward America, would have the same blacks, such as inequality, right to prosperity, educational This commercial enterprise newspaper is racism and segregation. equality, freedom and liberty.an authorized publication for members of the Millions of black men, women Fifty years ago, KingDepartment of Defense. Contents of the and children were burned, gave this remarkable,Mountaineer are not necessarily the official raped, lynched and excluded challenging and compellingview of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or from the privileges that whites speech and today, the dreamthe Department of the Army. Printed circulationis 12,000 copies. had in America. 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3. Jan. 25, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 3911 operators take top honors Story and photo by Andrea Sutherland Mountaineer staff There’s no “typical” day for operators in a 911call center. “We’ve handled everything from calming a lostchild in distress to helping people deliver babies todirecting someone on performing CPR over thephone,” said Chief Jeff Craig, 911 manager,Directorate of Emergency Services. “You name it, myfolks can handle it.” Craig said his team of 14 dispatchers handlesbetween 50,000 and 60,000 calls each year. The teammans the dispatch center 24/7, 365 days a year, working12-hour shifts that often stretch into 16-hour shifts. “Every time somebody is out enjoying something,my folks are here,” he said. “We pride ourselves oncustomer service.” The team, based in the call center at the Fort CarsonFire Department, is part of the El Paso Teller County 911Authority, which is comprised of nine 911 centers withnearly 200 operators. Every few months, the El PasoTeller County E-911 Authority Board recognizes onedispatcher as the “Telecommunicator of the Quarter.” In 2012, Craig’s team claimed the title three outof four quarters. Three dispatchers — Kim Perkins, Dana Carnealand Sue Aragon — earned the title in the first, secondand fourth quarters, respectively, after “going aboveand beyond” their duties to ensure the necessary help Sue Aragon, a 911 dispatcher for the Directorate of Emergency Services, mans the call desk at the dispatch office,came to the distressed parties. Tuesday. Aragon earned the “Telecommunicator of the Quarter” for the fourth quarter in 2012. Two other dispatchers, Dana Carneal and Kim Perkins, also earned the title in the second and first quarters. Perkins was named See 911 operator on Page 4 “Telecommunicator of the Year” for 2012. NATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY Colorado Springs REDUCED 6 DOCTORS ALL UNDER 1 ROOF 1 STAFF 1 SET OF PAPERWORK 1 FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENT 1 GREAT EXPERIENCE TUITION for military 1 PLACE GIVES YOU IT ALL! personnel AND dependents* Associate, Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees Accounting Business A Modern Approach To Dental Care Criminal Justice Healthcare Information Technology (719) 590-8300 ORTHODONTIST COSMETIC DENTIST Invisalign Braces Veneers Bleaching firstname.lastname@example.org Smile Makeover We are in the Ft. Carson Education Center every Tuesday ORAL SURGEON Implants Wisdom Teeth Ask about our PEDIATRIC DENTIST ENDODONTIST 5 1/2 week classes! Dentistry for Children Root Canals FAMILY DENTIST National American University is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association|www.ncahlc.org *Must provide a valid military ID card. 6/2012 General Dentistry The individual pictured is not an actual service member. ALL OF OUR DENTISTS AND SPECIALISTS $ 59 Cleaning, PARTICIPATE IN THE FOLLOWING PPO INSURANCE PLANS Exam & METLIFE, TRICARE/TRICARE RETIREE, UNITED CONCORDIA, DELTA DENTAL, Digital UNITED HEALTHCARE, PRINCIPAL, HUMANA, CIGNA, AETNA, ASSURANT, X-Rays ANTHEM BC/BS, GUARDIAN, AMERITAS, AMERIPLAN, DENTEMAX & MORE FOUNTAIN, CO 80817
4. 4 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 25, 2013Medal “It’s a great was in the Marine Corps. He said the military was something he always knewfrom Page 1 he wanted to do. opportunity to tell Romesha credits his grandfather for Unlike previous attacks, which lasted five to 10 instilling in him the qualities that mademinutes, and typically involved insurgents shooting all the great things him so effective during that battle.a few rifle and mortar rounds then retreating, theattack remained focused, with 300 insurgents that happened that “I would resort back to my grand- father, who has always been myassaulting the post of 50 American Soldiers and twoLatvian Soldiers, breaching the perimeter and day; one team, personal hero, and one of the great life lessons he taught me, and I’ve alwayssecuring the mortar pit. one fight.” held true, is that your actions will speak The nearby Observation Post Fritsch, with 19 for you: don’t just talk the talk, but — Clinton L. RomeshaAmerican Soldiers, was simultaneously attacked, actually walk the walk, and dig downpreventing them from supporting the COP. deep into that warrior spirit every one of It was during this attack that Romesha took you have, and execute,” Romesha said.charge, which earned him the prestigious award. opportunity to tell all the great things that happened His wife, Tamara Romesha, has also been “The biggest thing for (Romesha) that day, he that day; one team, one fight.” adjusting to the news of the award.was all over the place,” said Burton. “We have our Romesha considered the award an opportunity “I’m still a little star struck, awe-struck,” shebattle drills, but when things began to change, he took to accomplish some things he wanted to do that may said. “I’ve always known he could do amazingcharge. He reported into us, and then he went back not have been possible otherwise. things; he is a very capable, great guy, but youout, took part of the base (and) then defended it.” “To be able to get back into contact with such guys are walking in and seeing him as he is now. I Romesha leading the charge and his retaking of great friends and Family members, and share in the still think back to when we were in high schoolthe mortar pit may have been instrumental in the experience of it; to get the message of teamwork and together, so it’s a little new for me to think of himsuccessful defense of the COP during the 10-hour dedication that everyone showed that day, such courage as a (Medal of Honor) recipient.”fight, but his actions didn’t stop there. and honor, has really meant a lot to me,” he said. Clinton Romesha separated from the Army and According to the Army News Service, he took out Romesha also sees the award as an opportunity to is now working with KS Industries as a qualityan enemy machine gun team and continued to engage tell the Soldier’s story. assurance team member, and lives in Minot, N.D.,another one, even while injured from shrapnel due to “You don’t really wake up in the morning and with his wife and three children.a generator exploding from a rocket-propelled grenade. think; ‘today I’m gonna go try and be awarded the During his service in the Army, from 1999-2011,He also directed air support that killed 30 insurgents. Medal of Honor,’” he said. “And for me, I hold true he was stationed in Germany, Korea and Fort The Army Times’ recounting of Romesha’s to that. I believe there (are) so many Soldiers out Carson. He was assigned twice to Korea, andcitation adds even more detail to his actions that day. there, that if they were given the opportunity that we deployed twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. When Soldiers at COP Keating were informed that had faced that day, they would have done what I did. His military awards include the Bronze StarOP Fritsch had injured Soldiers requiring medical “It’s the small things that people don’t see that Medal, Purple Heart, three Army Commendationassistance, Romesha provided covering fire that Soldiers do every day; the getting up early, putting Medals, five Army Achievement Medals, Army Goodallowed those Soldiers to reach the aid station. He also that uniform on,” said Romesha. “Saying goodbye to Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal,traversed 100 meters under fire to secure the bodies their Families for a year and kind of putting Family Korean Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal,of fellow Soldiers who had fallen during the fighting. life on hold; those are the everyday heroes, this is Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Iraq Obama announced the award Jan. 11. what that award means to me.” Campaign Medal with three campaign stars, Global “It’s been a long time coming,” said Burton. Looking into Romesha’s Family, it might seem as War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned“When it finally came out … I was just excited.” though he had heroism bred into his bones. His Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Romesha had mixed emotions. grandfather was a World War II veteran, his father a Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO “I don’t think you ever sit there and expect this to Vietnam veteran, his oldest brother has served in both Medal with bronze service star, Army Valorous Unitcome, it’s bittersweet,” said Romesha. “It’s a great the Army and the Air Force, while the second oldest Award and the Combat Action Badge.911 operator “a city within a city,” with a high “We’re only as good as the information to responders by the time they arrivedfrom Page 3 call volume. Understanding how to that we get.” on the scene three minutes and 50 navigate calls, she said, is vital to Perkins and Craig stressed that seconds after the call was placed. Perkins, who helped responders knowing what help is necessary. while they prefer community members “I’m an adrenaline junkie,” shelocate a man attempting to commit “We have one of the best records to reserve 911 calls for true “life or said. “I love that fast pace.”suicide, was also named “Tele- for longevity, which just makes us limb” emergencies, they “never judge Aragon earned recognition as thecommunicator of the Year.” that much better and more familiar the integrity of the caller.” fourth quarter winner after she helped “Nobody wants to get that call with what happens,” she said. “It’s our job to help calm down police stop an assault in progress. Afterthat makes them an award winner,” Perkins said that some of the the situation on the other end of the receiving a call with vague informationsaid Perkins, shift supervisor and happiest calls she receives are when phone,” Craig said. from an operator at Evans Army911 dispatcher. she has helped deliver babies over Maintaining composure and keeping Community Hospital, Aragon was able “We’re the first, first responders,” the phone. a nonjudgmental attitude helped to locate an address and dispatchshe said. “There are (a lot of) children born on dispatchers earn those top titles. police to the location. In a career field that experiences front lawns, at gates, on sidewalks and Last May, Carneal, who earned the “All she had was an area code,”34-percent turnover each year, Craig on couches,” she said, laughing. “Those honor the second quarter of 2012, said Craig, adding that Aragon recog-said his team has more than 150 years are the great ones, the ‘blessing calls.’” responded to a call of a vehicle driving nized the numbers from an earlier callof experience. Perkins said that because dispatchers into a residence on Fort Carson. and matched it to an address. “She “Eighty percent of those (who) can only hear what is happening when “As the call progressed,” the could have stopped a potential murder.”leave the workforce each year have someone calls in, it is important for resolution honoring her reads, “she For Aragon, she was simply doingbeen on the job less than two years,” he callers to be very clear when communi- heard the call taker confirm that there her job.said. “We’re dealing with people’s cating the emergency. was smoke, fire, shots fired and a person “It’s every day,” she said. “If I hadn’tday-to-day tragedies.” “We’re visually challenged, which on scene with a compound fracture.” done it, one of (the other dispatchers) Perkins described Fort Carson as is a blessing and a curse,” she said. Carneal relayed pertinent information would have.” Send a Valentine’s Day message to your sweetheart! 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5. Jan. 25, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 5Leaders award Soldiers for heroism, serviceSFAT Sutton receivesmembers safety award By Staff Sgt. Christopher Jelleearn 100 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division During an award ceremony Jan. 10, which honored and recognized more than 370 Soldiers of the 3rdBronze Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, one award in particular stood out; a small, translucent plaque with the word “Army Safety Guardian” etched into it. The award is presented to individuals who perform extraordinary actions or skill during an emergencyStars, 200 or imminently dangerous situation while preventing damage to Army property, personnel or loss of life to an individual. Staff Sgt. Donald Sutton was awarded the ArmyARCOMs Safety Guardian award for his actions that helped save the life of a man trapped in a burning semitrailer during a multicar crash on Interstate-25 near exit 128, March 29. The field artillery system mechanic with Story and photo by Company K, 64th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Sgt. Grady Jones BCT, saw the wrecked vehicle as he was driving on 3rd Brigade Combat Team Bandley Drive, returning to Fort Carson from lunch. Public Affairs Office, A car heading north on the interstate went across the 4th Infantry Division median into the southbound lane, striking another Col. Michael Kasales, right, commander, 3rd Brigade vehicle. The semitrailer, heading south, swerved to Leadership of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, shakes the hand avoid the accident and crossed the median, striking4th Infantry Division, hosted an award ceremony of Maj. Ethan Allen, executive officer, 1st Battalion, a pole on the passenger side and pinning the driver’sJan. 10, to recognize Soldiers and civilians for 68th Armor Regiment, after pinning him with a Purple side door of the vehicle against a guardrail in thetheir superior service and support during the Heart medal. Maj. Allen was the Team Leader for northbound lane.Security Forces Advisory Team’s nine-month Security Forces Advisory Team 42 when he was “I saw the truck hit the guardrail and flames on thedeployment to Afghanistan. wounded by an improvised explosive device while side of the truck,” said Sutton. “I stopped to see if I “Iron” Brigade Commander Col. Michael serving in Afghanistan. could offer any assistance, because it’s just one of thoseKasales and Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas things that you know you’re supposed to do.”Maddi, along with 3rd BCT subordinate unit Jim Herrell, a local citizen who arrived at the crashcommanders, pinned awards on more than 370 controlling a squad-sized element,” Allen said, as site just before Sutton, said he could hear the screamsSoldiers and civilians during the ceremony to he gave words of advice to fellow senior leaders. as the truck driver grew frantic.include 100 Bronze Stars and 200 Army “You still have to know how to be able to perform Sutton and Herrell worked together to keep theCommendation Medals. those basic Soldier skills that all Soldiers must be driver calm as they explained the door was jammed and ARCOMs with “V” devices for valor were able to do.” they would have to pull him out through the window.awarded to Spcs. Thomas Carlton and Craige “Maj. Allen and 1st Lt. Perreault wanted to “(Sutton) stuck his face right into that burningWhiting, both combat engineers, C Company, 3rd come back (to their teams) after getting hurt,” vehicle,” Herrell said. “He and I had (an intense)Brigade Special Troops Battalion, and Spc. James Kasales said. “They didn’t back down. To me, that See Safety on Page 11McDaniel, military police officer, Headquarters is just another indication of the kind of Soldiersand Headquarters Company, 3rd STB, for their within the brigade.”heroic actions when they engaged enemy During his speech, Kasales said SFAT teamscombatants who had breached the perimeter of were deployed to austere environments wherethe outpost they were tasked with guarding. At the access to phones or other morale, welfare andtime of the breach, the Soldiers were also under recreation facilities was limited. The SFATs alsosmall arms fire and grenade attacks. trained and lived with Afghan forces. A U.S. servicemember may be awarded an Kasales said senior Army leadership inARCOM with “V” device if serving in a capacity Afghanistan described the 3rd BCT SFAT’s role aswith the Army and distinguishes himself by “game changing.”heroism. According to the U.S. Army Human Soldiers, who remained with the garrison elementResources Command, 142,609 ARCOMs have of the brigade at Fort Carson and performed theirbeen awarded for Operation Enduring Freedom as duties exceptionally, were also honored forof Nov. 30, with only 3,056 having “V” devices. accomplishments to include an Audie Murphy “The ARCOM with ‘V’ device means doing Club inductee, 3rd BCT Soldiers winning the 4thyour job plus more,” Whiting said. “If I had to do Inf. Div. Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier ofit again, I would.” the Quarter board, and food service specialists Purple Heart medals were given to 1st Lt. winning culinary competitions.Christopher Perreault, infantry officer, Head- “Equally as important was the recognition ofquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd STB, all the hard work that went on back here,” saidand Maj. Ethan Allen, executive officer, 1st Kasales. “We asked junior leaders and Soldiers toBattalion, 68th Armor Regiment. step up into positions of higher responsibility. “It means self-sacrifice for my country,” They had very little, if any, time to prepare for it, Photo by Sgt. Grady JonesPerreault said. “It makes me proud.” the same way that the SFATs had little time to 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson Command Sgt. Maj. Allen said that he regrets having to leave his prepare for deployment. Brian Stall, right, presents Staff Sgt. Donald Sutton,team on the first day of the mission when he “It was so important to bring all those guys Company K, 64th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd BCT, 4thwas injured. together and say it was a team effort,” Kasales Inf. Div., with the U.S. Army Safety Guardian Award at a “You often think that eventually you’ll get up said. “They all did very well. They performed brigade awards ceremony, Jan. 10, for pulling a driver outto a place in rank or grade where you’re not going exceptionally. They really stepped up and knocked of his burning semitrailer, following a multicar crash onto be out moving in a squad formation and it out of the park.” Interstate-25 in Colorado Springs.
6. 6 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 25, 2013MPs break crime ring Story and photo by Andrea Sutherland Mountaineer staff For investigators Louis Ramirez, Adrain Seijemai and Kyle VonJares, stealing from fellow Soldiers is a despicable act. “It’s disgusting,” said Von Jares. “They did it to their own.” Ramirez, Seijemai and Von Jares, all serving with the 759th MilitaryPolice Battalion, received Army Achievement Medals for their investi-gation of a crime ring in the barracks where Soldiers stole thousandsof dollars of personal property from their battle buddies. “It’s about the lowest thing you can do,” said Maj. Gen. JosephAnderson, commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson,who presented the awards Jan. 16. Investigators estimate the suspects stole between $15,000 and$20,000 of personal and government property from six Soldiers in 2ndBrigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div., while they were participating in atraining exercise in December. Lt. Daniel Wentzel, supervisor, Fort Carson Military PoliceInvestigation, said the team of investigators collected leads and were able to get confessions from the suspects. Wentzel said almost every piece of stolen Tips for property was returned. protecting Seijemai. “It’s an honormy be recognized by “I’m proud of to section,” said property such high-ranking officials.” ✔ Document serial The investigating team said they have numbers of electronics received similar awards in the past for their and other items. efforts, but that each recognition reaffirms their commitment to protecting the public. ✔ Purchase personal “It’s very rewarding to know that we did property insurance our jobs and protected the people we serve,” even if living in the said Von Jares. barracks. The team said the public perception of police work may be met with frustration. ✔ Lock doors and close “Some have the perception that (a crime) curtains when leaving gets reported and then they don’t see what the barracks or the goes on and they think nothing happens,” said Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, shakes house. Keep expensive Ramirez. “This shows that we do work and Louis Ramirez’s hand after awarding him the Army Achievement Medal, Jan. 16. Adrain Seijemai items out of view. are successful. … It’s good to get that recog- and Kyle Von Jares also received the honor. The three investigators broke up a crime ring nition. It is good to show hard work pays off.” occurring in the 2nd Brigade Combat Team barracks in December. Now accepting appointments in our new location. COLORADO SPRINGS 660 South Pointe Court, PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Suite 100 719-596-2097 Little People, Big Smiles CONTACTS GLASSES Welcoming New Patients 25% MILITARY Technology with a Caring Touch Specialized treatment planning for all ages DISCOUNT Treatment under conscious sedation and general-anesthesia Digital radiography for pinpoint treatment plans and on all goods and reduced radiation exposure Jeff Kahl, DDS Parents can stay with children during treatment Derek Kirkham, DDS services* Most insurance accepted including Military and Medicaid Zachary Houser, DMD Voted #1 Eye Care in Colorado Springs 719-596-2097 (719) 522-0123 The Independent & The Gazette 660 South Pointe Court, Suite 100 9480 Briar Village Point, Suite 301 www.cspediatricdentistry.com www.abbaeyecare.com 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) 635-2020 634-2020 632-2020 578-2020 can publish your NOTICES OF GUARDIANSHIP (precurser notice to adoption) NAME CHANGES For more info call 634-1048
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8. 8 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 25, 2013 Sgt. 1st Class Craig Butterman, brigade personnel noncommissioned officer in charge, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, looks at Makayla Hendrickson’s research documents during the Russell Middle School science fair, Jan. 15.Soldiers score school science fair Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Ruth Pagán Wade, eighth-grade science teacher. The judging had two parts: project some of them that is what they want to aspire to. It’s nice, too, because I feel management system operator, HHT, 2nd STB. “It’s cool to get to see their 2nd Brigade Combat Team display and an interview with the student. like this whole community has a good experiments.” Public Affairs Office, 4th “I enjoyed being able to get a relationship with Fort Carson.” Students said they liked having Infantry Division chance to see the next generation and Some students seemed nervous the Soldiers there to judge. see their ideas and how much effort during the interview portion, but were “I feel like they know a lot, so it’s Are fingerprints hereditary? What they put into their projects,” said Sgt. put at ease quickly. cool for them to come out and judge us,type of tape is the strongest? What is 1st Class Craig Butterman, brigade “I got nervous because I didn’t instead of teachers,” said Makaylathe lifecycle of a fruit? personnel noncommissioned officer in want to mess up, but after a while (you Hendrickson, science fair participant. These are just some of the questions charge, Headquarters and Headquarters realize) the Soldiers are really cool, so Soldiers said they felt a sense ofasked by students during Russell Troop, 2nd STB, 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. I loosened up,” said Madison Lemley, duty to the students while judging.Middle School’s Science Fair, judged Div. “What surprised me the most science fair participant. “It’s cool “To me, it feels pretty good to beby about 30 Soldiers from 2nd Special was the amount of participants and the because I respect the Soldiers, and I get able to go out into the community andTroops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat students’ interpersonal skills.” to interact with them.” show people that this is what we doTeam, 4th Infantry Division, Jan. 15. Both Soldiers and students said Soldiers were impressed with the and who we are and that we care,” The science projects, created by they felt the benefits of volunteering. projects that students created. Butterman said. “At the end of the day,sixth- through eighth-grade students, “The kids really appreciate it,” “These kids are very smart, a lot these are our future leaders, and I wantwere assigned in October and had to said Wade. “They are seeing all these smarter than I was at their age,” said to make sure we are doing the rightmeet various requirements, said Alex men and women in uniform and for Spc. Robert Cox, air defense battle thing for them.”Medics learn advanced skills to treat patients By Spc. Nathan Thome Medicine noncommissioned officer in charge. “They knowledge that they can call upon both when they 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office learn what it really means to do their job when are in garrison and downrange.” they get to their unit.” During the training, medics learn and perform Medical professionals from battalion aid stations This training provides Soldiers with training tasks such as putting in sutures, operating anacross post began training at Evans Army different from what is available at the battalion level. electrocardiogram, blood draws, throat cultures,Community Hospital Jan. 7 to develop and enhance “When they’re deployed, they get to do more glucose testing, escorting patients and a variety oftheir medical proficiency, as well as update and things under the license of a provider, but in the other clinical tasks.sustain their clinical skills. garrison environment, they’re limited and can only do “This training gives us a variety of new skills that Medical skills training, which started in March certain things,” said Harris. “Coming here and doing we wouldn’t have learned if we weren’t in a hospitalas a 15-day course, is now a 24-day training period this rotation, it gives the Soldiers the opportunity to setting,” said Pvt. Zachary Lutz, health care specialist,that allows Soldiers to train longer and go more do a little more than what they would usually do in Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 4th Squadron,in-depth into working in a clinical environment. their aid stations. For the most part, they already 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, “Basically, this training helps medical Soldiers to have the medical knowledge. This is enhancing their 4th Infantry Division. “It builds upon things webuild on the skills they already have, when they’re skills and adding what they normally wouldn’t have already learned during our other training andfresh out of advanced individual training,” said Sgt. (receive) in their battalion aid stations, and benefiting See Medics on Page 101st Class Jimi Harris, Department of Emergency their units when they go back, because they have this
9. Jan. 25, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 9‘Raiders’ master Kelmar Story and photo by the brigade’s equipment anywhere in the world. will be critical to their logistics mission during Staff Sgt. Craig Cantrell “We can rely more on our Soldiers within our future deployments.1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, unit and less on contractors so we become self-reliant “This is one of the best classes I have ever attended. 4th Infantry Division and expedite the movement of our containers,” said I have learned a lot about this piece of equipment 2nd Lt. John Peake, support operations transportation and feel very confident operating it,” said Sgt. Thirteen “Raider” Brigade Soldiers trained to officer, 4th BSB, 1st BCT. Michael Villerot, motor transport operator,become proficient with the 118,500-pound Kalmar The training Raider Brigade Soldiers received Company A, 4th BSB.Rough Terrain Container Handler-240 during an80-hour course Jan. 7-18. The two-week course began in a classroom wherestudents learned container safety, vehicle maintenanceand lifting and transporting procedures beforeconducting practical exercises with the Kalmar RT-240in the 4th Brigade Support Battalion motor pool. “As soon as I saw a picture of the Kalmar, I wasintimidated, and I never thought I would be able tooperate it, but we learned everything step-by-step,from lifting and dropping to stacking containersthree high and now it’s a piece of cake,” said Spc.Charlene Fellows, motor transport operator,Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1stBattalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st BrigadeCombat Team, 4th Infantry Division. The training these Soldiers are getting will helptheir units, said Training Specialist WendellCrawford, course instructor, who has 20 years ofcargo container movement experience. Once trainedon the Kalmar, they have the capability to offloadtheir equipment and get it to their units without havingto wait on someone to come move it for them. “This class is very useful when you deploy andhave to build a Forward Operating Base or deliversupplies that are essential to the mission,” saidFellows. “If I can operate the Kalmar I can get these Spc. Luis Saldana, motor transport operator, Company A, 4th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4thsupplies to my unit.” Infantry Division, uses signals to communicate with Spc. Charlene Fellows, motor transport operator, Headquarters The course certifies the handlers to operate the and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div., during the Rough TerrainKalmar during logistical operations that transport Container Handler Course, Jan. 15 at the 4th BSB motor pool. Wiinning S Winning Smiles For Everyone! EXPERIEN ED, CARING EXPERIENCED, CARING AND GENTLE RI NC D A GEN E ENTL Cosmetic Dentistry Bonding & Veneers Root Canal Therapy Childrens Dentistry Crowns & Bridges Orthodontics Teeth Whitening Oral Surgery Dentures Implants Wisdom Teeth White Fillings Porcelain Laminates Gum Care PROVIDER PROVIDER FOR ACTIVE MILITARY DEPENDENTS I ACTIVE MILITARY DEPENDENTS I TA E N T Personal Dentistry with a Soft To Personal Dentistry r Soft Touch for f ouch Children, Parents & Grandparents. Parents Grandparents. r SAME DAY EMERGENCY CARE DAY EMERGENCY CARE A 597-9737 www.powersdentalgroup.com www.powersdentalgroup.com Caring Caring For Smiles Since 1974
10. 10 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 25, 2013 Family Day in the field Family members climb on an M1A2 Abrams Tank during Company C, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Family day at Murphy Range, Jan. 11. Families were bused to the battalion’s field training exercise site to interact with their Soldiers and tour the FTX site. Photo by Staff Sgt. Ruth PaganMedics communication with one another,” said Lutz. “We “When it comes to medics, there are two separatefrom Page 8 need to keep a cool head, because that can make sides; there are the line medics and the clinic medics,” all the difference when it comes to performing a said Spc. Joe Rodriguez, health care specialist,advanced individual training, so we are able to treat successful medical task.” HHB, 3rd Bn., 16th FA Reg., 2nd BCT, 4th Inf.and help more patients in more types of situations When the medics return to their units, they can use Div. “I’m trying to go into nursing, so this is a goodthan we were beforehand. Also, if we were to get the knowledge they’ve gained to mentor Soldiers so eye-opener for me to get more practice. Being in adetached to a hospital, we would have some experience they, too, can become more proficient in their skills. line unit, I don’t really get to learn (the nurse’s) role,in a hospital setting.” “The vast majority of what we have learned we but being here, I can see more of what they do. As the Soldiers’ skills improve, they will advance will be able to use at our clinics, but we will also be Rodriguez said he joined the training to servein their training and perform more complex tasks able to apply it as field medics,” said Spc. David as a stepping stone to his ultimate goal, being aand operations. Holmes, health care specialist, Headquarters and sports medicine practitioner, but training with “Once (the instructors) get the confidence that Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field civilian patients has given him a new perspectivewe can perform more tasks, we’ll start moving to the Artillery Regiment, 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div. “This and foundation, broadening his plans for the future.next level,” said Lutz. “The way it’s taught to us is, training is geared more toward the Soldiers who “I didn’t know exactly what I was getting myselfwe watch a procedure, we do what is taught to us don’t work in the hospital, and allows us to expand into when I started this program, but I’m so glad that(and) then we teach, meaning we need to be proficient our knowledge of medical procedures, but we can I’m part of this,” said Rodriguez. “It helped me getenough to teach what we’ve learned.” use it to teach others so they will be prepared in the confidence I need to do procedures in the future, In addition to valuable skills gained, Lutz expressed future situations.” and the knowledge to teach other Soldiers in my unitthe importance of staying calm in intense situations. Through this training, Soldiers gain a wider become even better at their jobs. We’ve been here “No matter what situation you’re in, you need to perspective of tasks medical professionals accomplish, six days and we’ve learned a lot, and there is sostay calm, be collected and have a very clear line of and expand their medical goals. much more to learn.” Always accepting new patients, UPCOMING EVENTS and now 1-26 .... Switchback - Celtic caring for 2-1 ...... Fly Fishing Film Festival Active Duty 2-9 ...... Dotsero - Jazz Personnel. 2-16 .... Yesterday - Beatles Tribute Smile! 2-23 .... ZoSo Led Zepplin Tribute 3-9 ...... Satisfaction A Tribute To The Rolling Stones 3-10 .... Adrian Legg-Guitar Master Fort Carson Families Choose Broadmoor Dental 3-23 .... Flying W Wranglers for Award Winning Dental Care 4-6 ...... The Elders - Celtic Rock and many more great events 719-576-5566 www.stargazerstheatre.com www.BroadmoorDental.com 10 S. Parkside Dr. Colorado Springs WE ACCEPT METLIFE INSURANCE/PREFERRED PROVIDER 719.476.2200
12. 12 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 25, 2013Miscellaneous Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationVII Corps Desert Storm Veterans Association — holds its 22nd annual Memorial Ceremony and Dining facility Friday Saturday-Monday Tuesday-Thursday Reunion Dinner Feb. 23 at the Fort Myer, Va., Stack Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. officers’ club featuring guest speaker Army Chief Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno. The memorial Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. service is at 6 p.m., “Jayhawk” time at 6:30 p.m. Wolf Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. Closed 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: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner), 2425 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201. Warfighter Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Reservation deadline is Feb. 20. Call Hoa McNabb at 703-562-4163 for more information. (Wilderness Road Complex) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner: Closed Dinner: ClosedFinance travel processing — All inbound and outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it LaRochelle Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family 10th SFG(A) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. member travel, travel advance pay and travel pay Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information. • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary at the education center, building 1117, room 120.Points only, nondeployable unit — Reinforcement Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs training units provide a “home” for Individual Ready @mail.mil. Use this number to obtain self-help Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. Reserve Soldiers who want to maintain Reserve tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays in affiliation. Soldiers considering leaving troop • Base operations contracting officer building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m. program unit assignment can consider the 6399th representative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 Soldiers must be specialist-staff sergeant from any RTU as a short- or long-term option. Benefits include or email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions military occupational specialty, have a general earning retirement points and “good” years; optional on snow removal, grounds maintenance and technical score of at least 107, be a U.S. citizen, score monthly nonpaid drill weekends; continued military contractor response to service orders. 240 or higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test, and training; paid annual training opportunities; earning • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at pass a Special Forces physical. Call 524-1461 or visit retirement points via correspondence courses; and 524-0786 or email email@example.com to the website at http://www.bragg.army.mil/sorb. easy transfer to TPUs if desired. Contact Chief request latrines, for service or to report damaged Warrant Officer 4 Lake Gardner at 720-363-0511 or or overturned latrines. Hours of Operation firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. • Signs — Call Jim Diorio, Fort Carson Central Issue FacilityRecycle incentive program — The Directorate of Support Services, at 896-0797 or 525-2924 or • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from Public Works has an incentive program to prevent email email@example.com to request a facility, 7:30-10:30 a.m. recyclable waste from going to the landfill. parking or regulatory traffic sign. • Initial and partial issues — Monday- Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — is Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Carson able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for 1430, room 233. During duty hours, Soldiers Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every should call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone number • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call for after hours, holidays and weekends is 526-0051. Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. 526-5898 for more information about the program. • Full turn ins — by appointment only; callFirst Sergeants’ Barracks Program 2020 — is located Briefings 526-3321. in building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours of 75th Ranger Regiment briefings — are held Tuesdays • Unit issues and turn ins — require operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The in building 1430, room 150, from noon to 1 p.m. approval, call 526-5512/6477. office assists Soldiers with room assignments and Soldiers must be private-sergeant first class with a Education Center hours of operation — The terminations. For more information call 526-9707. minimum General Technical Score of 105; be a U.S. Mountain Post Training and Education Center,Sergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson citizen; score 240 or higher on the Army Physical building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third Tuesday Fitness Test; and pass a Ranger physical. Call 524- • Counselor Support Center — Monday- of each month at the Family Connection Center from 2691 or visit http://www.goarmy.com/ranger.html. Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC is open to all Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training — a.m. to 4:30 p.m. active members and those interested in becoming is held Feb. 12-14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Veterans’ • Army Learning Center — Monday- future SAMC members. The club was originally a Chapel. Class is limited to the first 50 people. Call Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. U.S. Forces Command organization of elite noncom- 526-5613/5614 for details. • Defense Activity for Nontraditional missioned officers but is now an Armywide program Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to noon Education Support and Army Personnel Testing — for those who meet the criteria and have proven the second and third Wednesday of each month at Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. themselves to be outstanding NCOs through a board/ the Freedom Performing Arts Center, building 1129 Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to building leadership process. Contact SAMC president Sgt. 1st at the corner of Specker Avenue and Ellis Street. 217 and is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Class Dawna Brown at 526-3983 for information. The Retirement Services Office recommends Medical Activity Correspondence Department officeDirectorate of Public Works services — DPW is spouses accompany Soldiers to the briefing. Call hours — The Correspondence (Release of Infor- responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort 526-2840 for more information. mation) Office in the Patient Administration Division Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the hours are Monday-Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m. of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and first and third Wednesday of each month. Briefing to 4:30 p.m. and closed Thursday and federal cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier Readiness holidays. Call 526-7322 or 526-7284 for details. numbers and points of contact for services: Building, building 1042, room 244, on a first-come, Claims Office hours — are Monday-Friday from 9 • Facility repair/service orders — Fort first-served basis. Soldiers must be within 120 days a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., located on the first floor Carson Support Services service order desk can be of their expiration term of service, but must attend of building 6222, 1633 Mekong Street. Shipment reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergen- the briefing no later than 30 days prior to their ETS under Full Replacement Value claimants must cies or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, or start of transition leave. Call 526-2240/8458. submit Department of Defense Form 1840R or After damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency Delivery Form 1851 for additionally discovered • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in items to the carrier within 75 days online. Claimants Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from must log into Defense Personal Property System at firstname.lastname@example.org when needing trash containers, trash is 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA http://www.move.mil and submit the claim within overflowing or emergency service is required. processes to include turning in excess property, nine months directly to the carrier to receive full • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan reutilizing government property, web-based tools replacement value for missing or destroyed items. Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ available, special handling of property and environ- All other claims should be submitted to the Claims mail.mil for service needs or to report complaints. mental needs. To schedule an orientation, contact Office within two years of the date of delivery or • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo.borrerorivera@ date of incident. Call the Fort Carson Claims Office Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey. dla.mil for receiving/turn in; Mike Welsh at at 526-1355 for more information. email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org for reutilization/web tools; or Legal services — provided at the Soldier Readiness • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — Rufus Guillory at email@example.com. Processing site are for Soldiers undergoing the SRP Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays process. The SRP Legal Office will only provide firstname.lastname@example.org. for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays for powers of attorney or notary services to Soldiers personnel being reassigned stateside. The briefings processing through the SRP. Retirees, Family are held in building 1129, Freedom Performing Arts members and Soldiers not in the SRP process canBOSS meetings are held the first Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and briefings start at 7:30 receive legal assistance and powers of attorney at theand third Thursday of each month a.m. Soldiers are required to bring Department main legal office located at 1633 Mekong St.,from 2-3:30 p.m. at The Foxhole. of the Army Form 5118, signed by their unit building 6222, next to the Family Readiness Center.Contact Cpl. Rachael Robertson at personnel section, and a pen to complete forms. Legal assistance prepares powers of attorney and524-2677 or visit the BOSS office in room 106 of The Call 526-4730/4583 for more information. performs notary services on a walk-in basis fromHub for more information. Text “follow CarsonBOSS” Army ROTC Green-to-Gold briefings — are held 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays andto 40404 to receive updates and event information. the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon Fridays, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays.
13. Jan. 25, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 13 Eight new U.S. citizens take the Oath of Citizenship during the Army Community Service naturalization ceremony Jan. 17 in the Freedom Performing Arts Center.8 join ranks of U.S. citizens Story and photos by Catherine Ross citizens received citizenship certificates. Members between the USCIS and active-duty servicemembers, Special to the Mountaineer of the Zebulon Pike Chapter of the Daughters Reservists and military spouses seeking citizenship, of the American Revolution also presented U.S. and provides a study guide for the naturalization test. A group of eight Soldiers, spouses and an Air flags to each naturalized citizen. “The process normally takes six months,Force Academy cadet became U.S. citizens Jan. 17, “I feel great,” said Spc. Ismael Alvarez, 1st unless the Soldier submitted their packet, thenduring a naturalization ceremony at the Freedom Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th had to deploy,” said Kate McNeely, immigrationPerforming Arts Center. Infantry Division, with a smile as he enjoyed a slice coordinator and sponsorship trainer, ACS. “There “Each of you has a story to tell, a story that of red, white and blue cake courtesy of the Army are extenuating circumstances that can lengtheninvolves courage,” said William Winfield, Immigration Community Service, with his wife and children. the process, but it typically takes six months.”Services Officer from the U.S. Citizenship and Becoming a U.S. citizen is something he always The personal interviews and testing take placeImmigration Services, Denver Field Office. “I hope wanted to do, Alvarez said. the morning of the ceremony. The oath taken duringyou share this story with your children and your “The process didn’t take long. ACS is the ceremony is also a requirement of citizenship.children’s children, so that it will not be forgotten. very helpful.” The naturalization process typicallyThis is a very important date for you. Individuals seeking U.S. takes one to two years, once permanent “This is a day of celebration,” he said. “At theconclusion of this ceremony, go out and celebrate. citizenship must submit an application, undergo a back- “I feel blessed. residency requirements of three to five years have been met. The applicationCelebrating not only today, but the rest of yourlives as United States citizens.” ground check and personal interview, and pass an To be a U.S. process is expedited and the residency requirement is waived for applicants Originally hailing from Poland, Nicaragua,Philippines, Mexico, Colombia, Panama and English language and U.S. civics test. Servicemembers citizen, it’s serving in the U.S. military, McNeely said. Spouses of deployed Soldiersthe Marshall Islands, the group of eight raisedright hands and took an oath to support and who apply must undergo a check to verify their pretty exciting.” who apply for naturalization are eligible for expedited processing as well.defend its new nation. military service as well. — Juan Alvarez In addition, the application fee is After pledging allegiance to the flag, the new ACS coordinates waived for active-duty servicemembers. “We have been in a time of conflict since 2001, (so) active-duty military are eligible for naturalization for free,” said McNeely. “Non-active Air Force duty must pay $680 for the process.” Academy According to the USCIS website, the Cadet Juan organization has naturalized 74,977 members of Alvarez the military and 1,236 military spouses since 2001. receives a Air Force Academy Cadet Juan Alvarez,U.S. flag from came from Colombia to study at the academyKaren Penley, then decided to become a U.S. citizen. His U.S. center, sponsor family, Dean and Debbie Halverson, was and Penny on hand to celebrate the occasion with him. Fischer, “I feel blessed. To be a U.S. citizen, it’s Zebulon Pike pretty exciting,” said Juan Alvarez, who is due to Chapter graduate this year in systems engineering. of the “It’s nice to help people’s dreams come true,” Daughters of said Michelle Levine, a volunteer who assists thethe American ACS immigration coordinator. “A lot of people Revolution, work really hard to become U.S. citizens.” after being Army spouse Aurelia Ross shared thepresented his excitement of her new citizenship with members certificate of of her family. One family member could not citizenship attend: her husband is currently deployed. Jan. 17 at “This is a great moment for me and for my the Freedom husband (serving) in Afghanistan,” Ross said. Performing “I know he is so proud of me and supporting Arts Center. me from over there.”
14. 14 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 25, 2013CiviliansexperienceSoldier life By Cpl. William Smith Carson briefing 4th Infantry Division Public followed by a Affairs Office moderated discussion on leadership. Photo by Jim Burnett Twenty-seven local community This was an open Sgt. Otto Niesluchowski, Company B, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team,leaders from the Colorado Springs dialogue with 4th Infantry Division, instructs Marc Wallace on the proper firing techniques of the M240B machineregion had an opportunity to gain an Anderson for gun during the Leadership Fort Carson tour, Jan. 17.inside look at a Soldier’s life Jan. 17, exchanging ideas andduring the Leadership Fort Carson tour. answering questions about Fort Carson sioned officers and 10 junior officers manning an observation post, wearing The leaders were invited by Maj. and the Army. More than half of the from 4th Brigade Support Battalion, of all safety gear, loading and clearingGen. Joseph Anderson, commanding visitors said that this time spent with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div. a weapon, firing the M240B machinegeneral, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Anderson was the best part of the day. One-on-one discussions over gun and watched downed gunner drills,Carson, to learn about and experience The Training Support Center, lunch left a lasting impression where incapacitated vehicle gunnersa day at the post to help build lasting located in building 2012, was the next with Lisa Buckley, chief executive are swapped out with another Soldier.relationships between the local commu- stop on the tour where Soldiers from officer, American Automation “I loved firing the machine gun,”nities and the Soldiers of Fort Carson. the Fires and Effects Coordination Cell, Buildings Solutions. said Peter Braza, dean, college of The day started at the Elkhorn 4th Inf. Div., met the group. Soldiers in “(The Soldier) was inspirational,” letters, arts and sciences, UniversityConference Center for breakfast and full battle gear and TSC staff provided said Buckley. “He is about to be of Colorado at Colorado Springs.a welcome from Anderson. The guest information about protective clothing deployed for the second time and is The leaders visited Survivorspeaker was Steve Bach, mayor and instructions on donning equipment. proud to serve and protect his country.” Outreach Services where Brazaof Colorado Springs, who spoke of The group received hands-on training on After lunch the group went to was moved by the sacrifices thatthe relationship Fort Carson and the Equipment Skills Trainer 2000, M4 range 115 for hands-on weapons Soldiers sometimes make for theColorado Springs have established carbine simulator, improvised explosive training and live fire with Company B, love of their country.throughout the years. device awareness training and observed 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, “I found the Fallen Heroes Family The group went to the division the Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer. 3rd BCT, 4th Inf. Div. Home to be very sobering; I just couldheadquarters where Anderson Lunch was at Stack Dining Facility The group received basic classes onpresented a 4th Inf. Div. and Fort where the group met 10 noncommis- moving a casualty on the battlefield, See Tour on Page 16 Refer 18 friends to Liberty Tax… and watch the Superbowl on your new 40” TV! TV given away may not be the same TV pictured above Fountain Barnes and Powers 5195 Fontaine Blvd. 6045 Barnes Road (719) 390-1041 (719) 749-1120 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 through February 2, 2013. CDJAN21FC AUTO PUBLIC & DEALER AUCTION 200-300 units to choose from every auction. Cars, Pickups, SUVs, RVs, Bank Repos, etc… 1st and 3rd 2nd Consignments Saturday Saturday welcome! 905 Santa Fe Ave. 2751 N. Pueblo Blvd. Fountain, CO Pueblo, CO Pyramid Motors Auctions Co. (Pueblo) 719-547-3585 (Fountain) 719-382-5151 PyramidAutoAuction.com
15. Jan. 25, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 15Troops observe MLK Day Story and photo by support to the ceremony and offered a few Cpl. William Smith words on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 4th Infantry Division Public “It offers us time to pause and reflect Affairs Office on the theme of his legacy, the advancement of civil rights and equality across all ethnic More than 100 Fort Carson Soldiers paid groups through action,” said Anderson. “Ittribute to the legacy and accomplishments is through service or taking action for aof a national icon during the annual Martin greater good, to do something positive thatLuther King Jr. Day celebration at the is larger than ourselves, that we draw closerElkhorn Conference Center, Jan. 16. to one another; to look past our differences, The celebration featured video excerpts and to see that we are one nation of peopleof King’s life and guest speaker Rosemary seeking respect and prosperity for thisHarris Lytle, president, Colorado-Montana- and future generations.”Wyoming State Area Conference of the Master Sgt. Louis Dupont, equalNational Association for the Advancement opportunity adviser, 4th Inf. Div., isof Colored People, who interlaced humor enthusiastic about the Army’s effort inwith quotes while discussing the prevalent creating a unified team.themes revealed in King’s speeches, “The Army as a whole has achieved whatmarches and contributions to the civil MLK set out to do,” Dupont said. “The U.S.rights movement. military has led the way in desegregation “We recognize today that we are throughout the nation; that is a fact. Currentbrothers and sisters over and under the policies across the force do not allowskin,” Lytle said. discrimination based on race, gender, sexual She demonstrated her knowledge of orientation, national origin, religion orKing’s life by using some of his lesser-known color. Those policies have been vigorouslyquotes, such as “Everybody can be great, enforced, and for the right reasons.”because anybody can serve;” “You don’t As the speech concluded, Lytle remindedhave to have a college degree, you don’t have those in attendance that it wasn’t just theto make your subject and verbs agree to military, but everyone’s duty to help.serve;” and “you only need a heart full “The idea of service is what it is allof grace and a soul generated by love.” about,” Lytle said. “For us, not only is “This is the quote that helps guide us this a day to remember King’s contributionstoday,” Lytle said. “What we do is about to this nation, but also to reflect on theservice in the way of one of King’s mottos.” service to each other.” Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, The next Equal Opportunity event Rosemary Harris Lytle, president, Colorado-Montana-Wyoming Statecommanding general, 4th Infantry will be the African-American Heritage Area Conference of the National Association for the Advancement ofDivision and Fort Carson, presented Lytle Month observance at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 19 Colored People, addresses the crowd at the Martin Luther King Jr. Daywith a certificate of appreciation for her at the Elkhorn Conference Center. observance Jan. 16 at the Elkhorn Conference Center. My one reason? COLORADO WOLF LO A WO AND WILDLIFE CENTER L CEN E To show I Divide, Colora v rado care about my community. TOURS TOURS You only need one reason to donate plasma. On B Street Find out how becoming a plasma donor can make a Facebook b Right outside Gate 4 behind 7-11 difference for patients and help you earn extra money. iPhone & iPad Apps P Ap As a new donor, you can earn up to $100 this week. 719-687-9742 · www w.wolfeducation.org Biomat USA 3776 Airport Road Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (719) 380-6991 GREAT CHINA In addition to meeting the donation criteria, you must provide a valid photo I.D., proof of your current address and your Social Security or immigration card to donate. Must be 18 years of age or older to donate. BUFFET Super Buffet Voted Best in the Springs Featuring All You Can Eat Chinese, American and Japanese Cuisine A fascinating peek at the wives who followed and supported their husbands throughout their military careers and helped the generals attain their high WE NOW OFFER TAKE-OUT FROM OUR MENU & BUFFET* rank — Jackson, Grant, *Charge per pound 572-8009 Custer, Pershing, Patton, Airport MacArthur, etc. S. Academy Blvd Satellite Powers Blvd Hotel Circle Dr $ 14.95 Available at the 628 South Academy Blvd. Exit 25 Great China 139 Buffet Fountain 24 Citadel Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com LUNCH DINNER Monday-Sunday Monday-Saturday 4:00pm-9:30pm 11:00am-3:45pm Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm Become a fan of the Colorado Springs Business Journal on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CSBizJournal Get breaking news and headlines throughout the day, learn about upcoming events, special offers and more!
16. 16 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 25, 2013Claims to the Estate from April 22-June 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 526-7144 for more information.Command Sgt. Maj. Frank A. Socha — With Flu shots — Influenza vaccinations are available at deepest regret to the Family of the deceased. post clinics and local pharmacies. Soldiers and Anyone having claims against or indebtedness Family members older than 6 months may receive a to his estate should contact Capt. Brendan vaccination. Visit http://www.express-scripts.com/ M. Curran at 524-1828. TRICARE/pharmacy/ or call 877-363-1303 optionStaff Sgt. Steven Padilla — With deepest regret to 5 for more information. Visit http://www.evans. the Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims amedd.army.mil/PM/flu(underscore)information. against or indebtedness to his estate should htm or call 526-6422 for appointment information. contact Capt. Michael S. Fernholz at 524-2537. New immunization hours — The Allergy/AdultStaff Sgt. David Dunlap — With deepest regret to Immunizations Clinic at Evans Army Community the Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims Hospital has new walk-in immunization hours: against or indebtedness to his estate should 7:45-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Mondays contact 1st Lt. Ryun S. Haugaard at 524-0457. through Thursdays and Friday mornings fromSpc. Michael K. Pritchard — With deepest regret 7:45-11:30 a.m. for adult immunizations only. to the Family of the deceased. Anyone having Allergy shot scheduling remains the same. The claims against or indebtedness to his estate should clinic will not provide vaccinations on training contact 1st Lt. Evan R. Crabb at 524-0371. holidays, federal holidays and during clinicSpc. Andrew Dalenko — With deepest regret to administration time on Friday afternoons. Call the Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims 503-7379 for more information. against or indebtedness to his estate should Inclement weather procedures for Gate 19 — contact 2nd Lt. Daniel F. Dang at 360-621-8701. The Directorate of Emergency Services operates Gate 19 Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. toGeneral announcements 6 p.m. regardless of inclement weather or road conditions along Essayons Road, which is anAnnual Weingarten notice — In accordance with unimproved road. Essayons Road is also used the requirements of 5 USC 7114(a)(3), this is to to access several ranges and training areas, so advise bargaining unit employees that: you are the road remains open during all conditions. In entitled to union representation in meetings held order to notify the motorists of the actual road in connection with an investigation if: 1. The conditions, two “Downrange Road Conditions” meeting is conducted by one or more agency status signs are now located along Butts and representatives. 2. The agency representatives are Essayons roads showing whether road conditions conducting an examination in connection with an are green, amber or red. One sign is at the investigation. 3. You are in the bargaining unit. 4. intersection of Butts Road and Airfield Road, Developmental Assignment Program. DAP is You reasonably believe that the examination may facing north, and the other is on Essayons Road designed to support functional and leadership result in disciplinary action. 5. You request union just inside Gate 19, facing inbound traffic. training, which is one of the essential pillars of representation. All five conditions must be met. Clinic name changes — Two of the Family medicine the HQ, IMCOM Campaign Plan LOE 3. EligibleDonated annual leave for Fort Carson civilian clinics are in the process of changing names. Iron applicants are IMCOM appropriated-fund employees — is currently being accepted for the Horse Family Medicine Clinic (located on the employees (GS7-GS13) and nonappropriated fund following civilians under the Voluntary Leave second floor of Evans Army Community Hospital) employees (NF-5 and below, in positions comparable Transfer Program. The employees who have is changing its name to Warrior Family Medicine to GS7 through GS13). The DAP is based on a exhausted all available leave because of medical Clinic. Evans Family Medicine Clinic (located on systematic plan specializing in developmental emergencies and are currently accepting leave dona- the second floor of the Woods Soldier Family Care assignments through various functional areas for tions are Brad Hanerkratt, Dental Activity; Michele Clinic) is changing its name to Iron Horse Family a period of up to 60 days. The program provides Bower, Space and Missile Defense Command; Medicine Clinic. These are only name changes. multifunctional training and assignments to Bradley Bills, Department of Emergency Services; Beneficiaries will continue to see assigned primary strengthen the experience of employees and James Werner, Directorate of Emergency Services; care manager/team in their regular clinic location. prepare them for broader responsibilities, improve Frank Oquendo, Directorate of Logistics; Jacqueline Automated medical referral — A new automated organizational communication, and develop well- Woodward, Directorate of Contracting; Teresa reminder system is now in place for medical rounded personnel. Applications can be obtained by Miller, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare referrals. Beneficiaries who are referred to a contacting your organization’s training coordinator and Recreation. Government civilian employees civilian specialist in the network will receive or the Workforce Development Program. who wish to donate annual leave may complete a phone call from the Colorado Springs Military EFMP — The Exceptional Family Member form OPM-630A, “Request to Donate Annual Health System. The call will remind patients to Program at Evans Army Community Hospital leave.” Nonappropriated Fund employees who make an appointment. If a patient has already made has new hours of operation Monday-Thursday wish to donate complete form OPM-630B “Out an appointment, an option will allow him to report from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Overseas screenings of Agency.” Send completed forms to Sharon that information. There is also an option to cancel will be conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Peterson at email@example.com. the referral. Unless acted upon, these reminders The EFMP office is located in the Pfc. Eric P. Call 526-9341 for more information. will recur at 20, 60 and 120 days. Call 524-2637 Woods Soldier Family Care Center, PediatricMedical assisting training course — The for more information on the automated call system. Clinic lobby, Room 2103. Contact the EFMP American Red Cross on Fort Carson is offering Thrift shop accepts credit cards — The Fort Carson Department at 526-7805 for more information, an introductory course for medical assisting Thrift Shop is now accepting debit and credit cards. TRICARE online access — TRICARE patients training. Applications may be picked up at the The shop, located in building 305, is open Tuesday- will no longer be able to access online accounts Red Cross office located at Evans Army Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Contact Gail with MHS/iAS username and password. Users Community Hospital near the main pharmacy. Olson at 526-5966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org must either use a registered Department of The office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to for more information or to learn about volunteer Defense Common Access Card or register for a 4:30 p.m. Applications are due Feb. 6 at 4:30 p.m. opportunities. Donations may be dropped off at DOD Self-Service Logon. Visit: www.dmdc.osd. No late applications will be accepted. Applicants the store during normal business hours or at the mil/identitymanagement. Patients may also must be at least 18 years of age, have a military recycling center located near the main exchange. receive personal assistance in creating an identification card, hold a high school diploma or IMCOM recruits — Installation Management account by visiting the TRICARE Service GED and be a U.S. citizen. Ten applicants will be Command is currently recruiting junior and Center at Evans Army Community Hospital or selected for the program and the course will run mid-level employees to participate in a Veterans Affairs Regional Office.Tour leadership tours. Brig. Gen. Ryan “I would absolutely come back said. “I would do it again if providedfrom Page 14 Gonsalves, deputy commanding if invited,” said Bill Becker, business with the opportunity. I would like general for maneuver, 4th Inf. Div. development manager, Security to help out some of the Soldiers (whonot stop staring at the pictures of the and Fort Carson, gave each attendee Service Federal Credit Union. “I want to) come to UCCS and paveSoldiers with their wives and kids,” a certificate, along with the group have several staff in the credit union the way for them, either the currenthe said. “I am grateful for all of those photo taken with Anderson. Before I will look at bringing in. I have a fair Soldiers or the ones on their way out.”people who have made that sacrifice presenting the certificates, Gonsalves amount of interaction with different The quarterly held Leadershipin service to their country.” gave each member of the group leaders in (Colorado) Springs that Fort Carson tour is happening The day ended with a social at a chance to speak about their I am going to tell that this is a good again this spring and will be thethe Hub, where the 4th Inf. Div. experience that day at Fort Carson. thing to go do.” fifth time in which Fort Carson hasBand played light jazz as the group The majority said the interaction Braza said the experience has reached out to its neighbors in themingled with brigade commanders, with the Soldiers was invaluable inspired him to want to do more. Colorado Springs region to provideFort Carson Good Neighbor Ryer and the hands-on training was a “The people here are candid an in-depth view of what happensHitchcock and alumni from previous once-in-a-lifetime experience. and I can’t help but be impressed,” he here on a daily basis.
17. Jan. 25, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 17Storage lot facility security improves Story and photo by “It’s been an ongoing battle to he said, adding that other vulnerable sporting equipment and vehicles Andrea Sutherland get the gate systems repaired,” said spots had been welded to help fortify including recreational vehicles, Mountaineer staff Michael Elmer, director, Outdoor the gate and fence. all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes. Recreation, Directorate of Family and Although security at the lot Police officials said thefts were Outdoor Recreation officials Morale, Welfare and Recreation. remained a priority, reports of thefts reported from the end of Augustadded lights and photo sensors Elmer said DFMWR officials are totaling $30,000 prompted Fort until mid-September.to the storage lots near Gate 20 working with a construction contractor Carson officials to address the need “(The suspects) were targetingand behind the Outdoor Recreation to identify weak points in the fence for improvements. anything they could get their handscomplex as part of renewed and gate and improve security. The lot, which falls under the on,” said Capt. Joe Roberts, chief ofcommitments to improving security “We installed a ‘V-device’ under responsibilities of Outdoor Recreation patrol, Fort Carson Police Department.along the fences and gates. the gate so it can’t be pushed open,” officials, stores customers’ personal According to Elmer and Roberts, the gate and fence surrounding the lot showed no signs of forcible entry. Both men acknowledged the weaknesses in the security of the gates, including design flaws. “Off and on we’ve had problems where the gate would stay open,” said Elmer. “We sent letters to our customers (asking them) to wait until the gate closes instead of just driving off (after leaving the lot).” Despite the additional security measures, Elmer implored lot users to remain vigilant of personal property. “That’s your property,” he said. “Make a concerted effort to check on your stuff on a weekly or monthly basis. … We go out there and check it to see if everything looks secure, butImprovements have been made to the gate and fence surrounding the Recreational Vehicle Storage Lot near Gate 20. they need to do the same thing.” Dave Solon Kia Phil Long Hyundai of 1560 Auto Mall Loop Motor City 888.706.1254 170 W. Motor Way 888.706.1332 Lakeside Auto Brokers Motor City: South Colorado Springs 810 Brianna Pt. Nissan 719.471.2277 1333 S. Academy Blvd. North: 888.706.6241 8320 Razorback Dr. Springs Automotive 719.268.0100 Group Phil Long Ford of 3499 E. Platte Ave. Chapel Hills 888.705.0226 1565 Auto Mall Loop See All Our Inventory at 888.706.6228 ColoradoAutoSearch.com 8 † Special Military Financing As Low As 0.9%! and the “Cleanest Used Cars In Southern Colorado”
18. 18 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 25, 2013 Spc. Phillip Amerson, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Carson, left, leads 24 Calvin College students from Grand Rapids, Mich., in a physical training warm-up session Jan. 17 before the students completed a five-mile run as part of their monthlong class on the study of competition. The students traveled from California to Colorado, performing various physical and mental challenges. Soldiers school college students Story and photo by Andrea Sutherland sophomore. “In the elevation, I’m not really challenges, students studied various groups in Mountaineer staff (looking forward to the run).” competition, including genders in the workplace For one month, the 12 teams traveled from and among siblings. In the brush and brambles near Gate 1, 24 Calvin California to Colorado in an “Amazing Race”-style Warners said the winning team receives a freeCollege students lay facedown in the dirt, performing battle, performing physical and mental challenges semester of books.pushups and rowers as Soldiers called cadence. while studying the art of competition, said Amber At Fort Carson, students performed Army physical “So far it’s going great,” said Jenna Heethuis, Warners, a professor of kinesiology at Calvin College. training under the scrutiny of seasoned Soldiers.a junior, as she performed a windmill exercise. “I think the military has to perform under “The main lesson that they will face is will they“I’m a little nervous (for the run). I’m expecting pressure,” said Brian Bolt, a professor of kinesiology continue to be the best they can be. To do that,it to be extremely, extremely difficult.” at Calvin College. “There’s cooperation embedded you have to rely on that person next to you,” said Heethuis and her fellow classmates from in competition. High-level military and high-level Sgt. 1st Class Justin Payne, 4th Engineer Battalion.Grand Rapids, Mich., participated in the Jan. 17 sport shares that grit and toughness and the Warners said the college students enjoyed theirphysical training session with Fort Carson Soldiers expectation that you must have the mental experience at Fort Carson and came away with abefore completing a five-mile run with obstacle capacity to overcome physical challenges.” better understanding of men and women in uniform.checkpoints as part of their monthlong course on Students participated in challenges involving “The students have a new appreciation for whatthe study of competition. professional race car driving, sky diving and people sacrifice for our country and how mentally “(PT) is interesting,” said Jon Bosma, a dog sled racing. In addition to the physical and physically tough they are,” she said. Debbie Roubal DDS, P.C. Colorado’s LARGEST Antique Mall 350 Vendors Working directly with the military community has been one of the Join our Family 65,000 Square Feet Over 100,000 Items If you are a local Artisan, New items DAILY most rewarding experiences in Low Everyday Prices my 20 year dental career. or would like to sell your treasures, we have Vendor Space Available for as little as $4 per day! (719) 636-1933 830 Tenderfoot Hill Road, Suite #250 www.AmericanClassicsMarketplace.com www.springsteeth.com 1815 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 719-596-8585 TAXI U.S. SURPLUS WE SELL: AIR SOFT FOOD INSURANCE MOUNTAIN HOUSE Digital Dispatch 24/7 Friendly Service HEADQUARTERS FREEZE DRIED Safe & Reliable Lowest Rates Online Reservations Professional Drivers 719-444-8989 at your Fun Store 2475 S. Academy SPRINGS CAB, LLC 574-8993 www.springtaxicab.com email@example.com HOURS: MON-FRI, 9:00AM-5:30PM, SAT 10AM-4PM
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20. 20 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 25, 2013 Jan. 25, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 21 By Andrea Sutherland for the Directorate of Family and Morale, community really had no place to go.” Mountaineer staff Welfare and Recreation, said Wednesday’s Meanwhile, Maketa said, training opening comes after more than three years ranges for deputies became crowded, With the crackle of gunfire and of planning, negotiating and partnering with making scheduling trainings difficult. disintegrating red ribbons, the Cheyenne local governments and community groups. To meet the needs of the sheriff’s Mountain Shooting Complex opened “About three and a half years ago we met department as well as the community, Wednesday as officials from Fort Carson with the county, both of us deciding that we officials spent months conducting and the Pikes Peak community came needed a shooting range,” he said. “The environmental assessments, resolutions, together to celebrate. county then came on board and said if you meetings with lawyers and seeking “This is an incredible day,” said Amy can help us with the land, we can help the approval from Secretary of the Army Lathen, El Paso County Commissioner and you with the construction of the range.” John McHugh. one of five guest speakers at the opening. Barness said no tax dollars were used “After all of that, we have arrived here,” “For me, these are the sounds of freedom.” in the building of the facility, with funding Barness said. Lathen was joined by other community coming from grants and donations from “This range is going to be a tremendous and Fort Carson officials, including Maj. government agencies and community asset,” said Maketa. “It’s a huge step not only Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general, partners. All profits from the range will for the community, but for law enforcement. 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson; Dan support DFMWR programs. … Our tactical folks are no longer limited Prenzlow, Colorado Division of Parks and In addition to its condition that the to 100 yards and this eliminates the need Wildlife; Terry Maketa, El Paso County shooting complex be open to the public, to go up into the mountains (to train).” Sheriff; and El Paso County Commissioner county officials negotiated for a dedicated Officials from both Fort Carson and Board Chair Dennis Hisey. place to train the deputies with the El El Paso County applauded the efforts of “Our hope is that this complex will Paso County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado those that worked to gain the approval provide Soldiers and Family members an Springs Police Department, he said. for and build the complex. opportunity to enjoy shooting together as “The real need for this started from an “It’s a great partnership between Fort well as the community,” Anderson said. old range called the Rampart Range shooting Carson and El Paso County,” said Josh Photo by Marco Minero “While the range is on Fort Carson land, it area north of town. There was a death — Gwinn, director, DFMWR. “This is Photo by Andrea SutherlandEl Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen participates in the Cheyenne Mountain Shooting will be open to the community.” an accidental shooting — and that closed something that neither one of us could El Paso County Sheriff deputies display sniper rifles SWAT personnel use during the opening festivities ofComplex ribbon shooting ceremony, officially opening the facility Wednesday. Steave Barness, recreation division chief the range,” he said. “At that point, the have done on our own.” the Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex, Wednesday. Community members take El Paso County Commissioner Board Chair Dennis Hisey addresses aim at targets attendees at the opening of the Cheyenne Mountain Shooting on opening day Complex, Wednesday. Fort Carson and El Paso County officials worked of the Cheyenne together for more than three years to see the complex to fruition. Mountain Shooting Complex, Wednesday. Photo by Andrea Sutherland Range information The first of three phases, the 400-acre and trap ranges as well as a club house. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from complex located outside of Gate 20 near Interstate Projects for a third phase include a restaurant 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Sept. 1-April 30. The 25 features seven shooting ranges with about on site, according to a press release. complex is open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. 120 covered shooting positions. Three ranges are The range is open to all community to 7 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from designated for rifles with distances from 300-500 members ages 6 and older, with discounts for 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 1-Aug. 31. yards and four are designated pistol ranges. servicemembers and Department of Defense Contact Fort Carson Outdoor One multi-positions range is prioritized for law civilians. Weapons do not have to be registered, Recreation at 896-6196 or visit http:// enforcement and public safety training. but shooters must comply with range regulations. cheyennemountainshootingcomplex.com Phases two and three will feature five skeet The complex is open Tuesday-Friday from for more information. Photo by Andrea SutherlandLayout by Jeanne Mazerall
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23. 24 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 25, 2013Avoiding the relationship cliff in marriage Commentary by point where communication gaps or give up righteous, godly and ÿ Forgiving must be a way of Chap. (Capt.) Carlos Ruiz prevent any chance for reconciliation moral principles. being, not a choice. Oftentimes 1st Battalion, 66th Armor and healing. Such brinkmanship ÿ Throw away the option to separate people chose to give others Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat between a husband and wife only and divorce. Divorce and power over their feelings and Team, 4th Infantry Division pushes the relationship further into separation was not in your minds emotions because of their inability a predictable and unfortunate end. when you first decided to love, to to forgive. Nothing removes The U.S. House and Senate There are some who morbidly call commit and be with each other bitterness, stress and resentmentrecently passed legislation to avoid January the “national breakup month” “til death do us part.” Too many faster than true forgiveness.the notorious “fiscal cliff ” that has because unofficial rumors among some relationships wield this option as Forgiveness opens the door tosaturated every form of media and social circles declare that 60 percent a tool to get their way and, in the a renewed trust and commitment.public communication for weeks. of breakups occur in this month. end, everyone loses. Everyone has faults and everyoneThe bad news is that their deal Is your relationship reaching the ÿ Change your “happiness” makes mistakes; if you wantwas partial and did not include a cliff? Are you afraid your marriage perspective and gauge. Many to have a successful and healthymuch bigger issue in the economic will become a sad statistic in the marriages end because people relationship, forgive freelystewardship of the nation. quest for happiness? measure their happiness based on and often. The pride and strong headedness If any part of you trembles at the material achievement or on how ÿ Remember God. Life is moreby each side seemed to be taking thought that your marriage may be the relationship is happening, and than what we see and experiencethe U.S. economy into an apocalyptic reaching the relationship cliff, then when things don’t happen the with our eyes. What we see andmess. The bigger concern is that you must be willing to roll up your way they expect, the relationship experience with our hearts iseventually the brinkmanship that is sleeves and do the necessary work to is dissatisfying. Instead, celebrate deeper and more valuable, andbeing displayed will someday lead save your marriage and fulfill your the things that each brings to a it touches on our spirituality. Aus too far, and beyond repair of the promised commitment to your spouse. relationship; those differences spiritual connection with thedamage it will cause. Here are six ways to save your that attracted you to each other creator and source of love itself The sad reality of what is marriage, have a healthier and are the pieces that make both makes two people truly love onetaking place in Washington is that stronger relationship and avoid the uniquely right for each other. another. God as the source ofit is a reflection of human nature. If relationship cliff this year. ÿ If you want a better spouse, your love will allow you to expressyou consider what is taking place ÿ Decide and choose to get along with become a better spouse. The only gratitude to your spouse aboutamong these elected officials, you each other. Relationships are not person you have the power to his or her uniquely, God givenwill see that they are displaying about getting everything we want; change is you, and if you are qualities. With his blueprint of lovewhat many marriages display on to expect that out of any relationship looking for your spouse to change, dictating yours, your relationshipan everyday basis. is immature and selfish. So choose then change must begin with will become strong, healthy and Human nature often gets in the way now to get along at all costs and you. Those things that annoy statistic proof. Start today withby rearing its selfish desires and pride agree to be reasonable about giving you about him or her are only a these six ways to strengthenthat forces relationships to reach and taking. Compromise should change in your attitude away your relationships and save youran impasse, strains marriages to the never force one to lose his identity from being a nonissue. marriage in 2013.Chapel briefsFacebook: Search “Fort Carson Chaplains (Religious Support Office)” for the latest Chapel Schedule events and schedules. ROMAN CATHOLICIntimate Allies 2 — “Growing Close, Growing 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 Saturday 5 p.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Loving Relationships,” will be presented Feb. 23 Sunday 8:15-8:45 a.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial 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 Sunday 10:30 a.m. RCIA Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 by Ken Robinson, Army Community Service 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. PROTESTANTMilitary Council of Catholic Women meets Friday 4:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer, Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 Bible Study Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Soldiers’ 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 Sunday 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 526-5769 or visit “Fort Carson Military Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Council of Catholic Women” on Facebook. 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 Sunday 10 a.m. Chapel NeXt Veterans Magrath & Titus Chap. Palmer/526-3888 men 18 and older, meets the second and fourth 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 Fort Carson does not offer Jewish services on post. Contact Chap. (Lt. Col.) Fields at 503-4090/4099 for Jewish service and study information from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Free child care is available. Email ISLAMIC SERVICES email@example.com or visit PWOC Fort Carson 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 5 p.m. at Soldiers’ COLORADO WARRIORS SWEAT LODGE Memorial Chapel Meets once or twice monthly and upon special request. Contact Michael Hackwith or Wendy Chunn-Hackwith at 285-5240 for information. Fellowship Hall. 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 email@example.com.
24. Jan. 25, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 25Amendment 64Marijuana illegal for H istory ighlights Jan. 6, 1942 — War DepartmentSoldiers, anyone on post Legal Assistance Office announces that a new cantonment will be built south of Colorado Springs. The new camp is eventually named Camp Carson. Jan. 19, 1942 — Army engineers begin construction on the first permanent building (now building 6043) on the new camp. Voters in Colorado passed Amendment 64 UCMJNov. 6 making legal, under certain and all Jan. 20, 1943 — Camp Carson suffers more than $1 million incircumstances, the use, possession, persons on a damage when a violent windstorm hits the area.manufacturing and sale of marijuana Department of Jan. 11, 1946 — Army Ground Forces Commander Gen. Jacobby adults 21 and older. Defense installation Devers announces Camp Carson will remain a key installation The passage of remain subject to during his visit.Amendment 64 has no prosecution, either by militaryeffect on the illegality of court-martial or in U.S. District Jan. 19, 1950 — Wildfire blasts Camp Carson killing eight andthese activities by U.S. Court, for possession, use, causing more than $3.5 million in damage. The blaze threatenedservicemembers. manufacture and distribution to wipe out the entire post. Article 112a of the of marijuana. Jan. 24, 1953 — Mule skinners from Camp Carson’s 4th FieldUniform Code of Military Military personnel living off Artillery Battalion and 35th Quartermaster (Pack) CompanyJustice remains in full effect for post remain subject to the UCMJ stage mule races at Denver’s National Western Stock Show.all servicemembers and specifically regarding personal possession, use,prohibits servicemembers from using, manufacture and distribution of marijuana. Jan. 27, 1955 — To promote its success, Fort Carson’s Armypossessing, manufacturing and distributing While military Family members may not be Dog Training Center sends dogs and handlers to the Westernmarijuana under any circumstances, in any prosecuted by local or state authorities for these Reserve Kennel Dog Show in Cleveland.location, at any time, regardless of contrary activities if they conform to the law and are Jan. 5, 1960 — 14th Regimental Combat Team leaves Fortlocal state law. Article 112a further prohibits the conducted off Fort Carson, military personnel Carson on a 2,000-mile journey to the Yukon to participate in aintroduction of marijuana into an installation, risk prosecution if found in possession of joint U.S.-Canadian exercise.vessel, vehicle or aircraft used by or under marijuana regardless of the location of thethe control of the armed forces. military member. Any legal use, possession, Jan. 31, 1962 — The 9th Infantry Division is inactivated at Fort Carson. In addition to the UCMJ, federal laws make distribution or manufacture of marijuana by Jan. 10, 1972 — Butts Army Airfield begins a program to allowpossession, use and distribution of marijuana Family members or nonmilitary spouses in Soldiers to accompany scheduled training flights and view theillegal. Under such federal laws, it remains the presence, vehicle or home of military Pikes Peak region from the air.illegal for Family members, employees, personnel does not constitute a criminalcontractors and visitors to Fort Carson to use, offense by military personnel. Jan. 15, 1983 — Fort Carson personnel commemorate Martinpossess, manufacture or distribute marijuana Contact the Fort Carson Legal Assistance Luther King Jr.’s birthday with a recognition ceremony, lectureson the installation. All persons subject to the Office at 526-5761 for more information. and presentations. CIRCLE DRIVE SELF STORAGE MILITARY SPECIALS Secure your space today Receive 15% off your monthly rent FREE use of our moving van on move-IN and OUT FREE Call us today and reserve your storage 2515 Arlington Drive, Colorado Springs, CO (South of Fountain Blvd, behind the Diamond Shamrock on Circle Drive) 719-447-0452 TriCare Prime offers off-base routine eye examination beneﬁt! No out-of-pocket cost for an eye exam for glasses! referral is Stay ahead of your No Primary Care call for necessary. Simply . competition with an appointment breaking news from The doctors next to LensCrafters are contracted the CSBJ newsroom Tricare Prime Providers. They offer three convenient Colorado Springs Locations for eye examinations. Exam every day. includes digital retinal imaging at no additional cost. Southside Between Northside Sign up at 598-1392 548-8717 598-5068 www.csbj.com 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.
25. 26 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 25, 2013 Health wiseFour risks increase Eczemaodds of cervical cancer By Shari Lopatin Tips help treat skin irritation Commentary by Tess Cox q Protect a child’s skin from losing TriWest Healthcare Alliance Pediatric hospitalist, Evans Army moisture. Use a cool mist humidifier Community Hospital and make sure the child drinks plenty of Women may know that getting regular Pap tests is the water to keep the skin hydrated.No. 1 way to protect against cervical cancer, but how many Eczema is a form of dry skin that results q High emollient creams are better thanknow if they are high risk? when the skin loses moisture easily. lotions. Lotions are water based, meaning Cervical cancer occurs most often in women older than 30, The top layer of skin, the epidermis, is the the water can evaporate and even causeaccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. first line of defense from the environment. An more drying. Stick with thick creams thatIt used to be the leading cause of cancer death for American intact epidermis keeps irritants, allergens and come in a jar; these create a great barrierwomen, however, over the past 40 years, the number of germs from entering the body. In some to lock in moisture. You may also use oint-deaths related to cervical cancer has dropped significantly. children, there is a defect in the skin’s barrier ments such as petroleum jelly, nonscented This can be traced to the Pap test — which TRICARE cells that allows extra water loss, which leads shea butter or a little olive oil mixed withcovers for its beneficiaries. to severe irritation, dryness and itching. creams. Use liberally several times a day. A few lesser-known factors can increase the risk of There used to be a belief that most eczema q Cotton pajamas greatly enhance thecervical cancer. They include: cases were caused by allergic reaction to moisturizing power of creams and jellies.• High number of full-term pregnancies: According to the food or environmental causes. We now know Dermatologists at Children’s Hospital in National Cancer Institute, women who have had seven or more that food and environmental allergens are Denver instruct parents to wet pajamas full-term pregnancies could have an increased risk of cervical the cause of only a small number of in warm water and wring out and put on cancer. The CDC lists that number as three or more children. cases. The main issue is loss of moisture. baby, then cover with a dry set of footie• Long-term use of birth control pills: Experts agree that Eczema, known as atopic dermatitis, looks pajamas and have the baby sleep overnight women who have used “the pill” for five years or more are like dry, red patches of skin that can occur any- in them. In the morning, the pajamas at a greater risk to have cervical cancer than women who where on the body of infants. Most young chil- will be dry and the skin will be improved don’t use oral contraceptives. dren are diagnosed by 5 years old with 60 per- due to the increased moisture.• Smoking: This is perhaps one of the greatest preventable risk fac- cent being diagnosed before their first birthday. q Gentle or no soap. Soap is drying. Let the tors of cervical cancer. Quitting smoking can cut the risk in half. As children get older, the skin condition child take a plain water soaking bath every• HPV: Not to be confused with HIV human papillomavirus is , can go away or localize to certain parts of the night. Use soap two to three times a week, a common sexually-transmitted virus. The CDC says that body, such as the inside of knees or elbows. applying it to soiled skin, groin areas and almost all cervical cancers are caused by HPV Luckily, . Eczema can be a difficult skin condition to underarms. Be sure to rinse well. Bubble there is a vaccine, and it’s covered by TRICARE. manage during childhood. For those who baths, are drying to the skin and can cause Getting regular Pap tests remains the No. 1 way to don’t outgrow it, they must learn to care for urinary tract infections in girls. Pat, neverdetect cervical cancer early enough for successful treatment. their skin over their lifetime. rub, the skin dry to avoid irritating.TRICARE covers Pap testing every year beginning at age In Colorado, the greatest enemy of our Children suffering from red, inflamed, dry,18, or younger if sexually active. Then, after three consecutive children’s skin is the dry climate. Skin needs itching or scaly skin should see their primarynormal tests, TRICARE will cover a Pap test every three a humidity of around 40 percent; Colorado’s care manager. 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26. Jan. 25, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 27Swimming pools offer aerobic exercise Story and photo by Walt Johnson was fun for the attendees, but also turned into or doing an aerobic exercise program,” Pearson Mountaineer staff great aerobic workouts, said Jennifer Pearson, Fort said. “We have a number of different programs for Carson aquatics manager. Soldiers who need to prepare for combat and One of the best forms of aerobic activity can be “One of the best things about working out in the Family members who simply want to either enjoyfound year-round at Fort Carson’s two indoor pools. pools is that water activity can burn tons of calories swimming or use it for an aerobic activity.” Water aerobics and lap swimming are just two while people actually enjoy being in the water Pearson said the Outdoor Swimming Pool, locatedof the services available at near Specker Avenue andthe pools located in the Iron Ellis Street and open duringHorse Sports and Fitness the summer months, and theCenter and the facility indoor pools offer peoplelocated in building 1446 a variety of water aerobicsoff Nelson Boulevard and activities that can be usedSpecker Avenue, scheduled for either fun or fitness.to reopen Feb. 1, following “Water aerobic activitya major renovation. can really be an outstanding In addition to the way for people to get inOlympic-size pool, Iron good physical workouts andHorse Sports and Fitness also to have great familyCenter also has a diving fun,” Pearson said. “Wearea with a depth of 14 feet, have been putting programsa waterfall and children’s in place over the past yearswimming pool. to address Family-friendly The pools at Fort Carson activities and to ensureoffer a variety of different that Soldiers can meet theirprograms and activities that military obligations. Wepeople can use that will turn are looking forward toexercise into fun, according a great year of water funto the post aquatics staff. and exercise for the peopleA prime example of this on post,” Pearson said.occurred during the A swimming day passChristmas holiday when is $2 for Family membersthe indoor swimming pool and Department of Defenseat the Iron Horse Sports civilian employees; $5 forand Fitness Center hosted nonmilitary guests and freea program that drew more for active-duty Soldiers.than 250 people and offered Fort Carson community members enjoy a water game activity during the Christmas holiday event, Water aerobics classes area variety of activities that sponsored by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation acquatics staff Dec. 14. offered at $3 per person. Mountaineer Sports Feature Fort Carson’s Reannon Dunn, right, Kara Jackson, second from right, and Jermaine Jackson, front, cheer for the Denver Nuggets during the Nuggets game against the Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Soldiers were recognized by the Nuggets at center court during the break between the first and second quarters. The Nuggets are honoring members of the Colorado military community at home games this year in a variety of ways, thanking servicemembers for their service to the nation, according to Nuggets officials. Photo by Walt Johnson
27. 28 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 25, 2013 athletes will compete at the “Power on the of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Paralympics released BENCH On the Prairie” Dan Gable challenge tournament a30-second public service announcement, at at Peyton High School in Peyton, Saturday. http://bit.ly/WA2DD7, that describes the program. The wrestling program will also be The video features U.S. Navy veteran Michael participating in the finals of the Dan Gable Johnston, a 2016 Paralympic Games hopeful in tournament Feb. 2 at Castle View High School, triathlon, who used sports in his rehabilitation in Castle Rock. The wrestlers will then compete after losing his left leg below the knee in the Wolfpack Rumble at the “Mayhem in the following a 2003 motorcycle accident.World Class Athlete Program wrestlers will Mountains” OTC Fundraiser at the Colorado Logon to the VA website, http://www.va. compete in Colorado Springs at the Dave Schultz Springs Event Center Feb. 9. gov/adaptivesports/, to find sport programs Memorial tournament Thursday through Feb. 2. The Foxhole sports and entertainment lounge and events in the local community. The wrestlers will compete in freestyle will host a Super Bowl party Feb. 3 beginning There will be two workshops offered this and Greco-Roman competitions against some at 2 p.m. weekend at the Iron Horse Sports and of the best international competition. The The lounge will have the game featuring the Fitness Center. tournament will take place at the U. S. Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers on A practical yoga workshop is set for Olympic Training Center. the big screen and also have more than 20 flat- Saturday and a senior fitness class Sunday.The Fort Carson youth wrestling program screen televisions available for people to watch the A military fitness specialist certification course game. The lounge will offer snacks for the evening will be offered March 1-3. The courses are held in addition to having a full menu available for in conjunction with the Aerobics and Fitness purchase from Borriello Brothers New York Pizza. Association of America. For more information Weight training 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. contact the Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center staff at 526-2706. The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare Games and door prizes begin when the and Recreation will sponsor a whiffle ball doors open at 2 p.m. and will last throughout tournament Feb. 9 at Iron Horse Sports the day. According to Foxhole officials, there and Fitness Center. will be a 60-inch TV given away as the grand The tournament, which features coed and prize and prizes given away each quarter. Tickets men’s divisions, is open to active-duty military, will be handed out at the door. Lounge officials Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, encourage people to arrive early to acquire Family members 16 and older and Department squares needed to participate in the grand prize of Defense identification cardholders affiliated drawing. For more information call 526-5347. with Fort Carson. The Sergeant Audie Murphy Club will sponsor Registration deadline is Feb. 1. There will its third annual Mountain Post Bowl Saturday be a coaches meeting Feb. 9 at 9:30 a.m. at at the Mountain Post football complex. Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center. The The tournament will be a one-day, three- tournament is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. game minimum event featuring 20 teams. There will also be a table tennis tournament The teams can consist of military and in March and a dodge ball tournament in civilian players, both men and women. Prizes April at the facility. For more information and will be awarded to first- and second-place teams to register, visit http://mwrfortcarson.com/ and the champion will be awarded a trophy that intramural-sports.php or call 526-3972. will be on display at the division headquarters, The Fountain-Fort Carson boys basketball team according to club officials. Portions of the will play its next two games on the road. proceeds from the tournament will be used The Trojans will travel to Pine Creek to support the Fort Carson community. High School Friday to meet the Eagles at For more information call 201-401-1378, 7 p.m. and then to Rampart High School email Gilbert Guzman at gilbert.guzman Tuesday to meet the Rams, also at 7 p.m. The @us.army.mil or Dawna Brown at dawna.n. Trojans’ next home game will be Thursday Photo by Walt Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact a battalion when they meet the Doherty Spartans at Soldiers get in weight training at McKibben SAMC representative. 7 p.m. The Lady Trojans will host the Lady Physical Fitness Center. The post fitness centers The U.S. Paralympics organization is urging Eagles Friday at 7 p.m. before hosting the have a number of free weights and weight veterans and servicemembers with a Lady Rams Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Lady Trojans training equipment to help Soldiers meet their physical disability to get involved in community will travel to Doherty High School Thursday physical fitness needs. sports programs. to meet the Lady Spartans at 7 p.m. In collaboration with the U.S. Department — Compiled by Walt Johnson Hoop vision Fountain-Fort Carson’s A.J. Watson, 34, jumps up for a shot during the Trojans’ 51-47 victory over Liberty High School Tuesday at Fountain-Fort Carson High School. The boys’ varsity team travels to Pine Creek Friday while the girls’ team hosts Pine Creek. Both games start at 7 p.m. Photo by Walt Johnson
28. Jan. 25, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 29 Mountaineer Athlete of the Week Raymond Myers Youth basketball coach What is your best personal sports moment? That would be when I won the middleweight title at the Army European Boxing Championship in 2004. I got involved with boxing because I came into the Army as a young man with no direction and I would fight a lot. So my squad leader decided that if I wanted to fight so much he would take me to the gym so I could learn how to box. If you could change anything in sports today what would it be? I would change the fact that we don’t have enough youths playing sports. I feel we have a problem with our children playing too many video games and some having an issue with obesity. If I could, I would make things like the NFL Play 60 initiative — a campaign that encourages children to be active 60 minutes a day to combat childhood obesity — to mandatory. I think children need to be involved in sports so they can learn teamwork, social skills and discipline. If you could meet any athlete who would it be? I would love to spend a day with Muhammad Ali and talk to him about everything he went through in his life and the lessons he learned growing up. I believe his life and the things he went through are the mark of what a real man can overcome. I would like to ask him what gave him the courage to step up and do many of the things he did. People who don’t know me would be surprised to know that … I live for my children, and I enjoy watching them succeed at everything they do. (It is) important to me that I raise my boys to be better than I am, and that means to be a better man than I am and be a better athlete than I am. The bottom line is, I tell my children whatever they want to do, I want them to do it 100 percent. Photo by Walt Johnson GET THE BEST RETURN FOR YOUR MONEYLiberty offers fast, accurate & friendly services File your taxes with us and get $50 now! HWY 115 N Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd. 445 E. Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd. Colo. Spgs. CO 80906 (719) 571-9930 Hwy 115 next to AlbertsonsWith paid tax preparation. Valid only at participating locations. Cannot be combined with other offers or used toward past services. One coupon per return. Valid through 2-15-13.
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30. Jan. 25, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 31 GT • “Phineas and Ferb Live!” is in the Pikes Denver. It’s off Interstate 70 going east near the E Out Peak Center Feb. 3, at noon and 3 p.m. Tickets start at $19. • “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs,” an Imagination Celebration event. is at 7 p.m. Feb. 11. Tickets start at $9. Pre-show activities Brighton Boulevard exit. Call 303-297-1166 for information and the box office at 888-551-6124. “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” is presented by Colorado Springs Conservatory Wednesday- are in the lobby and milk and cookies. Thursday at Stargazers Theatre & Event Center, • “Dreamgirls” is in the Pikes Peak Center 10 S. Parkside Drive. Tickets are $10 for Feb. 12-13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $38. adults and $5 for children.The performance isThe Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum has a Call 520-SHOW or 576-2626 for tickets and at 6 p.m., and a family-friendly dinner menu special exhibit “To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with information. is available at 5 p.m. NASA” that runs through April 20. The exhibit examines the Apollo 10 mission and the role of The Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., hosts a public Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra Peanuts characters in that flight. In conjunction free day the second Tuesday of each month. presents performances at Pikes Peak Center: with the exhibit, “Space Saturdays” feature The public is admitted free Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. • “Wagner and Beethoven,” Saturday at 8 p.m. programs related to space topics. The museum, to 5 p.m., with free guided tours at 10 and 11 and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at 215 S. Tejon, is free. It is open 10 a.m. to a.m. and 1 p.m. Call 634-5583 for information. • “Appalachian Spring,” Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and is at 215 S. Tejon St. There’s a free parking lot in front of the center. • “Casablanca,” Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. Call 685-5990 for information. • “Mozart and Prokofiev,” March 9 at 8 p.m. Denver Zoo, located in Denver City Park, has and March 10 at 2:30 p.m.Air Force Academy concerts for the 2012-2013 free admission to everyone Feb. 3-4. The zoo Call 520-SHOW for information and tickets. season include “Nunset Boulevard” Feb. 1; is open every day, 10 a.m to 4 p.m. through “Midtown Men” March 8; and “Rat Pack February, when the hours will be extended. Stargazers Theatre & Event Center, 10 S. Show” April 19. Call the box office at 333-4497. The zoo’s entrance is at 23rd Avenue between Parkside Drive, hosts a free R&R Military & Concerts are in Arnold Hall; take the North Colorado Boulevard and York Street. Veterans Monthly Music Jam Feb. 6, 7-10 p.m. Gate entrance from Interstate 25 north and follow Stargazers welcomes visual artists, poets and that road to the Cadet Area, near the chapel. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, spoken word artists, and provides mics, guitar at 14th and Curtis streets, has several amp, bass amp and keyboard. Bring guitars orColorado Springs Fine Arts Center announces Broadway productions on its agenda. instruments needed. Call 476-2200 for information. its 2013 theater schedule: “Prelude to a Kiss” “Catch Me If You Can” is Feb. 26-March 10, is Thursday to Feb. 17; “Other Desert Cities” is “Sense & Sensibility, the Musical” is April 5-May Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-off and Carnivale March 14-31; “The Drowsy Chaperone” is May 26; “Peter and the Starcatcher” is Aug. 15- Parade begins at 8 a.m. Feb. 9, featuring music 9-June 2; and “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well 16;“Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” is Sept. 3-6; and entertainment, along with chefs cooking and Living in Paris” is June 20-30. Call the box “Sister Act” is Sept. 24-27; and “Million Dollar their favorite recipes of gumbo. It’s in Soda office, 634-5583. The theater is at 30 W. Dale St. Quartet” is Feb. 25-28. Other productions include Springs Park in downtown Manitou Springs. “Romeo & Juliet,” Friday to Feb. 24; “Spamalot” The Carnivale Parade follows at 1 p.m., andBuell Children’s Museum in Pueblo has a new March 28-30, and “Les Miserables” May 22-26. runs along Manitou Avenue. exhibit in which math plus toys multiplied by art For ticket information call 303-446-4811. equals smart fun. Visitors will have fun while Bent’s Old Fort Historic Site hosts a “Frontier applying real concepts to creative activities. The The 107th National Western Stock Show is Skills Day” for adults March 16, 9 a.m. to 4 “Under the Big Top: Math and Art” exhibit runs in Denver through Sunday. There are horses, p.m. Pre-registered participants 18 and older will until June 1. Buell Children’s Museum, 210 N. bison, rabbits, llamas, goats, sheep, cattle, yaks, experience an 1840s’ work and life, emphasizing Santa Fe Ave., in Pueblo, is open 10 a.m. to 4 chickens and vendors. There are bull riding the history of the fort. Registration forms are p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is $4 for adults contests, rodeos, a wild west show, dogs, dancing online at http://www.nps.gov/eol or call 719- and $3 for children. Visit http://www.sdc-arts.org horses, draft horse shows and mule shows. 383-5026. There’s a $20 participants’ fee, for more information. There are mechanical bulls, rodeo clowns, which includes supplies and materials. wood carvers, a stick horse rodeo, trick roping, aThe World Arena has Carrie Underwood on stage yak halter show, a longhorn show, mutton bustin’, Celebrate the Chinese New Year Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Call 576-2626 for tickets, tractor races and more. Families might visit 4 p.m. at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium, which start at $46. Children’s Ranchland and the Activity Pavilion. 221 E. Kiowa Street. The lion dance will be There’s plenty of food vendors. Ticketed events performed. Admission is $5 for adults and $4The Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade, has include grounds admission. It’s at the National for military or students and children under 5 are these performances scheduled: Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. in admitted free. Tickets are available at the door.
31. 32 MOUNTAINEER — Jan. 25, 2013 Jan. 25, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 33 The Carriage Museum, located near the Broadmoor Hotel, displays 31 horse-drawn carriages and five motorized carriages, along with other collections belonging to Spencer and Julie Penrose. Several collections belonging to Spencer Penrose are displayed on the second As a gift to the citizens of Colorado Springs, floor of the Carriage Museum, including Native American clothing and antique guns. Julie Penrose had the Carriage House Museum built in 1941. The museum is operated by the El Pomar Foundation and houses the cars and carriages that she and her husband collected. The original museum was across the street from the Broadmoor Hotel entrance until it was demolished in 2004. A new 8,500 square-foot museum opened the following year, next to the Broadmoor Hall and north of the hotel. More than 30 carriages are in the Carriage museum, including two that were owned by U.S. presidents, and five horseless, motorized carriages. Three race cars used in the Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb during the 1920s are in the museum, as well as a 1928 Cadillac owned by Julie Penrose. The Cadillac was purchased by Spencer Penrose as an anniversary present for his wife, but first he sent the chassis and engine to Paris to have a custom body made. The car has less than 20,000 original miles and has many luxurious touches. The only other car in the collection is a 1906 Renault, House theMuseum one of the first Renault automobiles sold in the U.S. When the new museum opened, additional artifacts were added that had been collected by Spencer Penrose, including antique firearms, vintage saddles, harnesses and other tack as well as a collection of Just the Facts cowboy gear. A collection of Native American clothing and artifacts is also displayed. A modified 1918 Pierce-Arrow, named the Broadmoor Special, competed in the • TRAVEL TIME — 15 minutes Three paintings by well known Western artist Pikes Peak Hill Climb eight times. The Pikes Peak Hill Climb is the second oldest Charles Craig are on the second floor. automobile race in the U.S. and was started in1916 by Spencer Penrose. • FOR AGES — anyone An interesting carriage in the collection is a Part of Gentleman’s Drag, which could carry 18 people. Built • TYPE — museum in 1890 in New York City, the drag was fitted with a wine • FUN FACTOR — ★★★★ cooler and felt-lined drawers of glasses. A wealthy owner (Out of 5 stars) could use the drag to take several friends to sporting Spencer Penrose Legacy events. The roof-top seats provided prime viewing • WALLET DAMAGE — FREE and the wine cooler was ready for a tailgate party. Two carriages in the collection have connections $ = Less than $20 to U.S. presidents. An 1841 Williamsburg Brougham $$ = $21 to $40 carriage, used during the inauguration of the ninth $$$ = $41 to $60 Story and photos by Nel Lampe 1918, started Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, built the president of the United States, William Henry Harrison, $$$$ = $61 to $80 Mountaineer staff Pikes Peak Highway and started the Pikes Peak Hill is in the museum. An 1862 Victoria, manufactured by Climb to bring attention to the highway. He started Brewster & Company in New York City, belonged to (BASED ON A FAMILY OF FOUR) Much of the legacy of Colorado Springs was left the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, built the Will Rogers the 21st U. S. president, Chester A. Arthur. to us by the city’s founder, Gen. William Palmer, Shrine to the Sun that looks down on the zoo; and An 1895 Yellowstone in the museum once belonged whose vision included wide streets once owned Fort Carson’s Turkey Creek Ranch to Buffalo Bill Cody. Yellowstones were used as and trees along downtown streets. He and built the Penrose House that is on the ranch. sightseeing carriages in Yellowstone National Park and built parks and roads and donated Spencer Penrose and his wife, Julie Penrose, other scenic places, such as the Garden of the Gods. more than 1,000 acres for other parks. donated their home and land to the Broadmoor A Brewster Runabout in the museum could be He gave land to several churches and Art Academy, which became the Colorado Springs purchased for $425 in 1895. A similar Runabout, the School for the Deaf and Blind and Fine Arts Center, and set up the El Pomar made by Sears, sold for $24.95. started Colorado College, the Denver Foundation, which contributes millions of dollars Pull-out drawers of artifacts are throughout the A 1928 and Rio Grande Railroad and the steel annually to programs and nonprofits in Colorado. museum’s main floor’s exhibits. Cadillac in mill in Pueblo. Spencer Penrose arrived in Colorado Springs The Carriage Museum is open Monday-Saturday the museum Another man with vision came to in 1892. From a prominent Philadelphia family, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. It is closedhas less than town 20 years later. Spencer Penrose Spencer, known as Speck, seemed more interested Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. 20,000 greatly contributed to the city, its in adventure than hard work. Like his brothers, It is open to the public and is free of charge. original citizens and the quality of life. The he graduated from Harvard. Guided tours are provided to visitors and guided miles. It was Penrose name is attached to several Spencer Penrose joined his childhood friend, tours can be arranged for Scout or school groupspurchased by landmarks around Colorado Springs: Charles Tutt, in his Cripple Creek real estate business. by calling 577-7065. Spencer Penrose Hospital, Norris Penrose The two friends invested in a local gold mine, the To reach the museum from Fort Carson, takePenrose as a Stadium, Penrose Elementary School Cash on Delivery. When the mine later sold for a Highway 115 north about three miles to the Fountain exit gift for Julie and the town of Penrose, about 25 miles large profit, Penrose invested his money in Utah and take a left onto Lake Avenue west and follow signsPenrose. The south of Fort Carson on Highway 115. copper mines, which eventually earned him millions. for the Broadmoor. Continue west and at the third traffic chassis and The hockey trophy presented to the top Spencer Penrose became an astute businessman, circle, in front of the Broadmoor Hotel, take a right engine were ice hockey coach in the NCAA Division promoter, entrepreneur and philanthropist. onto Lake Circle. Go about a half block about one-half shipped to I is named for Spencer Penrose. He and his wife traveled the world while making block to the parking garage entrance on the right, next to A Gentleman’s Drag, built in 1890 in New York City, could carry 13 people seatedParis to have There are other places connected to their home near the Broadmoor. They moved in the best Broadmoor Hall. The museum is to the left of the parking on top and the coachman (driver). Four passengers be seated inside. Also a custom Spencer Penrose that don’t bear his circles and many of the cars and carriages in their garage entrance at 11 Lake Circle; park in the garage. equipped with drawers to hold wine and glasses, the drag was used to drive Places to see in the body made. name. He built the Broadmoor Hotel in collection had been owned by friends and neighbors. The museum curator will validate the parking ticket. guests to sporting events and drives through parks or resort areas. Pikes Peak area.
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