Vol. 71, No. 4 Feb. 1, 2013Defense Eye in the skyDepartmentexpandscombat rolefor women By David Vergun Army News Service WASHINGTON — Secretary of DefenseLeon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs ofStaff Gen. Martin Dempsey signed a memo Jan. 24,paving the way for more women to serve in directcombat roles and in more military occupationalspecialties that are now open only to males. The memo rescinds the 1994 Department ofDefense “Direct Ground Combat Definitionand Assignment Rule,” which states in part:“Servicemembers are eligible to be assigned to allpositions for which they are qualified, except thatwomen shall be excluded from assignment to unitsbelow the brigade level whose primary missionis to engage in direct combat on the ground.” The memo does not spell out which militaryoccupational specialties will be open to women.Rather, it directs the services to provide theirimplementation strategies to DOD by May2013. Implementation will begin this year andbe completed by 2015, Panetta said. The reason some MOSs in the past wereclosed was “due to permissible restrictions suchas collocation, direct ground combat, privacy andberthing, special operations or long-range recon-naissance,” according to the February 2012 DOD“Report to Congress on the Review of Laws, 2nd Lt. Theresa Ross, intelligence officer, HeadquartersPolicies and Regulations Restricting the Service and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Supportof Female Members in the U.S. Armed Forces.” Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry “This year we will begin to assign women to Division, launches a QR-11 Raven Unmanned Aerialpreviously closed occupations using clear standards Vehicle Jan. 17, during a two-week training course at theof performance in all occupational specialties,” Fort Carson Training Area. Weighing only four poundsDempsey said. and operated by remote control, the Raven can gather “The burden of proof used to be ‘why should video or photographic intelligence or direct forces to aa woman serve in a particular specialty?’” he target using an infrared laser. See story on pages 20-21.said. “Now, it’s ‘why shouldn’t a woman servein a particular specialty?’” Photo by Spc. Andrew Ingram See Women on Page 4 Message board INSIDE Weather hotline Call 526-0096 for Fort Carson road conditions and delay/closure information. Pages 8-9 Page 15 Page 17
2 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 1, 2013 MOUNTAINEERCommanding General:Garrison Commander: Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson Col. David L. Grosso We’re already in combat Commentary by Catherine Ross Since rescinding the ban on women in combat units Special to the Mountaineer serves to catch policy up to reality, the transition shouldFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: be fairly seamless. Opening combat jobs to women may Dee McNutt Until last week, female servicemembers defended the prove to be a more challenging proposition.Chief, Print and Web Communications: American ideal of equality without experiencing the benefits Approached with fairness and respect, I think of all avenues of progression. Now that the Pentagon is integration will succeed. A dozen countries already allow Rick Emert rescinding the ban on women in combat units below brigade women in combat arms jobs, including Canada, AustraliaEditor: Devin Fisher level and opening combat military occupational specialties and Israel. Women in our own military have quietly beenStaff writer: Andrea Sutherland to women, servicewomen will now have access to the same proving themselves when pitted against male counterparts.Happenings: Nel Lampe opportunities to serve their country as men do. Sgt. Sherri Gallagher beat out male competitors in the 2010 Throughout the last decade of war, female troops Best Warrior competition, becoming its first female SoldierSports writer: Walt Johnson have been “attached” to frontline combat units. War has of the Year. Female Soldiers already compete in unarmedLayout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall been a mother of necessity, and these frontline units needed combatives tournaments, matched up with opponents military intelligence, military police, civil affairs teams according to weight class, regardless of gender. This commercial enterprise newspaper is and more to complete the mission at hand, regardless of If women seeking combat jobs can meet the exactan authorized publication for members of the the gender of the Soldiers on those teams. same requirements that men meet, thenDepartment of Defense. Contents of the Despite policy, the women on those they should be allowed to hold those ApproachedMountaineer are not necessarily the officialview of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or teams have been in combat. jobs. To lower existing standards or tothe Department of the Army. Printed circulation I was one of those women. During a allow for separate, female-specificis 12,000 copies. The editorial content of theMountaineer is the responsibility of the Public year in Iraq as part of a Civil Affairs team attached to 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat with fairness standards will be a disservice to the military. It will also be a disservice to Team, 2nd Infantry Division, I spent the women; if they can hold the same job asAffairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119,Tel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address is deployment attached to infantry companies and respect, a man by meeting lower standards, then in Samarra, Balad and Mosul. they will never be seen as truly qualified,email@example.com. The Mountaineer is posted on theInternet at http://csmng.com. I found myself blending in with a platoon of infantrymen during post-curfew I think and will never receive the level of respect that male counterparts receive. The Mountaineer is an unofficialpublication authorized by AR 360-1. The foot patrols, pulling air guard from the hatches of Strykers, and experiencing integration Not every male can hump 100 pounds of gear for miles, or heft 100-plus pound will succeed.Mountaineer is printed by Colorado SpringsMilitary Newspaper Group, a private firm in the fear, adrenaline rush and anger that field artillery rounds, but those who canno way connected with the Department of the enemy contact incites. and want to, are allowed to. The sameArmy, under exclusive written contract with My gender did not present an issue. I will hopefully now be said of females.Fort Carson. It is published 49 times per year. did my job. 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Everything advertised in this publication a month, being the only female attached at the time, I had trajectory will now be available to servicewomen in anyshall be made available for purchase, use or to share a containerized housing unit with three male job field they choose. Whether or not any choose careerspatronage without regard to race, color, religion, Soldiers. All of the males were gentlemen and, for the sake in combat jobs and succeed is up to the individual, andsex, national origin, age, marital status, physical of propriety, we all became pros at getting dressed inside that’s how they should be judged — on their individualhandicap, political affiliation or any other of zipped-up sleep systems. 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Feb. 1, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 3Denver leaderspledge partnership Story and photo by Billie Garner an outward representation Garrison Public Affairs Office of the vital relationship between Fort Carson and DENVER — With the stroke of a pen, Army and our northern neighbors incity of Denver leaders pledged their commitment to Denver,” said Anderson.continue to improve the quality of life for Soldiers He said Fort Carsonand their Families, during an Army Community leadership continues toCovenant signing ceremony Jan. 25. be amazed by the contri- Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding butions of the Denvergeneral, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, community. He cited thehosted the covenant signing with Mayor of Denver Colorado Yellow RibbonMichael B. Hancock and other area leaders at the Parade last August thatDenver City and County Building. welcomed home service- From right, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock; Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding The covenant uniting the civilian community of members from their general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson; Mary Beth Susman, president, DenverDenver with its military neighbors at Fort Carson was commitments in operations City Council; Garrison Commander Col. David Grosso; and Command Sgt. Maj. Williamsigned by Civilian Aide Emeritus to the Secretary of worldwide and showed D. Woods, 89th Troop Command, Colorado National Guard; sign the Army Communitythe Army, William J. Hybl; Anderson; Hancock; Mary support to those still Covenant between Fort Carson and the city of Denver, Jan. 25 in the Denver City andBeth Susman, president, Denver City Council; Fort serving and the Denver County Building. Terrance McWilliams, left, director of military support for the ElCarson Garrison Commander Col. David Grosso; and Broncos’ Military Salute Pomar Foundation, was the ceremony emcee.Command Sgt. Maj. William D. Woods, 89th Troop in November, whichCommand, Colorado National Guard. recognized 25 Soldiers during their annual ceremony The Army Community Covenant promotes In the Parr Widener Library at the Denver City at a home football game on Sports Authority Field at and upholds state and community partnerships withand County Building, officials signed the Army Mile High Stadium. the Army to improve the quality of life for SoldiersCommunity Covenant, which was formed in 2008 by “The covenant signing in Denver was arranged and Families, both at their current duty stations andthe Secretary of the Army to construct shared by Fort Carson leaders, Denver Mayor’s office and when they transfer to other military installations. Theconnections and strengthen relationships between the El Pomar Foundation,” said Terrance covenant accomplishes several goals to includeSoldiers, Families and their local communities. McWilliams, director of military support for the El See Covenant on Page 4“Today’s community covenant signing ceremony is Pomar Foundation. community. join it. Support from a teacher. A moving conversation with a classmate. Connecting with a student club to explore your passion. Making friends for life. This is community at PPCC. Feel it. Experience it. Join it. PPCC.EDU
4 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 1, 2013IMCOM announces limited hiring exemptionU.S. Army Installation Management Command Army for Headquarters, Department of the Army and — regardless of funding source — Child, Youth and its field operating and staff support agencies. and School Services staff in accordance with SAN ANTONIO — Army installations will The above authority delegates hiring authority to IMCOM and Headquarters, Department of the Armycontinue to hire the critical career fields from the commanding general, U.S. Army Installation hiring guidelines.firefighters to child care workers, Lt. Gen. Mike Management Command. “Because of the important nature of installationFerriter, commander of the U.S. Army Installation “I am authorizing the hiring to continue in the management business, we will review hiring requestsManagement Command, announced Tuesday. following program areas to ensure we continue to at each garrison and can make additional approvals to Headquarters, Department of the Army provided provide programs and services in support of critical ensure critical missions continue,” Ferriter said. “Weguidance regarding a departmentwide hiring freeze missions, national security, safety of human life and have spoken with every garrison commander orand release of term and temporary civilian personnel the protection of private property,” Ferriter said. deputy and command sergeant major throughoutearlier this week. In that guidance, authority to Garrisons are given approval to hire firefighters, IMCOM this week to ensure they understand theapprove exceptions to the hiring freeze is delegated to security guards, civilian police, air traffic controllers, importance of our mission. The Army leadershipcommanders of Army commands, Army service lifeguards, Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and remains committed to providing the best possiblecomponent commands, direct reporting units and Prevention program staff (permanent and term), support to Soldiers, Families, civilians and ourthe administrative assistant to the secretary of the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program counselors, ‘Soldiers for Life.’”Sgt. StephanieTremmel, with Covenant the 86th from Page 3Special Troops Battalion, recognizing the volunteer service of 86th Infantry individuals in the community, the Brigade public’s contributions and also displaysCombat Team, the Soldiers’ gratitude for the ongoinginteracts with support of their local communities. an Afghan The covenant also establishes a child while formal commitment of support by local visiting the communities that is not limited to the village of active-duty Army, but also includes Durani. The the Guard and Reserve. Army will be The covenant is “an exchange ofexpanding the commitments between a community and opportunities an installation to support their military for women to members and Families who are doing serve in more their service to the nation,” Anderson combat- said. “It is also a commitment from the related military to be good neighbors and military responsible citizens, and to give back to occupational the community as well.” Anderson specialties. said warriors and their Families could not have accomplished the series of Photo by Spc. Kristina L. Gupton deployments without the support of the communities in which they live. “We feel that it is important toWomen armor, field artillery and engineers,” women going into these specialties,” support our military men and womenfrom Page 1 Cone said, adding that one of the Cone concluded. “We want the right who serve our country,” said Hancock. important attributes is physical environment for women.” The mayor said he is impressed by As of September, 418 of the Army’s requirements. “Soldiers don’t want to The commander in chief approved the relationship between Denver and438 MOSs were open to women of all see (that) degraded.” the actions of Panetta and Dempsey Jan. Fort Carson.ranks, according to an Oct. 31 Army Objective assessments and valida- 24, as well as the work that the Army is “It was great to see our military andreport “Women in the Army.” tion studies, many of which have taking to open up MOSs for women. local leaders sign the Army Community “Soldiers, both men and women, already been completed, will look at President Barack Obama released a Covenant here in Denver as the metrowant fair and meaningful standards” to each requirement by MOS, he said. statement that reads in part: “By moving area has a large footprint of military andbe developed for accepting women into Tasks include things like “how much to open more military positions, military supporters,” said Army Lt. Col.previously restricted MOSs, said Gen. does an infantryman have to lift, how including ground combat units, to David M. Rozelle, professor of militaryRobert W. Cone, commander, U.S. much stuff do they have to carry and women, our armed forces have taken science for all Colleges in the DenverArmy Training and Doctrine Command, for what distance.” another historic step toward harnessing metro area, as well as the University ofat a Pentagon media roundtable Once the validations are done, the talents and skills of all our citizens. Colorado at Boulder and Coloradofollowing the DOD press conference. scientists will then develop MOS- “This milestone reflects the School of Mines. “I think that fairness is very specific physical fitness tests, Cone courageous and patriotic service of The ceremony was Fort Carson’simportant in a values-based organiza- said. Then those tests will in turn be women through more than two sixth community covenant signingtion like our Army,” Cone said. validated with field studies. centuries of American history and the with leaders from local communities TRADOC has already been Besides physical ability, the indispensable role of women in — Colorado Springs and Fountain,studying armies in other countries Army will look at “traditional today’s military. October 2009; Pueblo West, Octoberwhere women have successfully been impediments,” meaning the attitudes “Many have made the ultimate 2011; Colorado Springs communi-integrated into combat MOSs, regarding the acceptance of women sacrifice, including more than 150 ties, May; Pueblo community,countries like Canada and Israel. into previously male-only MOSs, he women who have given their lives August; and Custer County commu- The Army will be “looking at said. “A lot of this is about leadership in Iraq and Afghanistan, patriots nities of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff,knowledge, skills and attributes of and the organizational climate.” whose sacrifices show that valor September. Throughout the Army,Soldiers and get the best match in The Army will take “proactive knows no gender.” there have been more than 450 com-specialties (now restricted) like infantry, measures to mitigate resistance to See related commentary on Page 2 munity covenants signed.
6 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 1, 2013 Fort Carson memorial services honor Soldiers with the traditional roll call, a rifle squad salute and final tribute with the playing of taps. Photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch Sgt. Michael K. PritchardCarson honors May 16, 1986 – Jan. 13, 2013 Sgt. Michael K. Pritchard was born May 16, 1986, in Seoul, Korea. He joined the Army Jan. 8, 2008, and attended Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and then Advanced Individual Training as a combat medic at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He was assigned to Camp Casey, Korea,fallen Soldiers in September 2008, and then to Fort Carson in October 2010, where he was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. He deployed with 2nd STB in May 2011 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In November, Pritchard was transferred to Company H, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd BCT, where he served as a health care specialist. Staff Sgt. David C. Dunlap His awards and decorations include the Army June 22, 1975 – Jan. 14, 2013 Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Staff Sgt. David C. Dunlap was born in Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, ArmyMoorpark, Calif., June 22, 1975. He joined Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Koreathe Army May 14, 2003, and attended Basic Defense Service Medal, NATO Medal and the CombatTraining at Fort Benning, Ga., and Advanced Action Badge.Individual Training at Fort Eustis, Va., as an Pritchard is survived by his father, Dennis JamesAH-64D Longbow helicopter systems repairer. Pritchard, and mother, Susan Ann Pritchard. His first assignment was with the 6thSquadron, 6th Calvary Regiment, at Illesheim,Germany. Dunlap deployed with Company D, Pfc. Richard G. Nuncio II159th Aviation Battalion, to Iraq in support of May 2, 1988 – Jan. 22, 2013Operation Iraqi Freedom as an armament systemsrepairer. Following the deployment, he was transferred to Fort Eustis as Pfc. Richard G. Nuncio II was born inan instructor in the Apache Armament Helicopter Division of the San Antonio, May 2, 1988. He enlisted in theUnited States Army Aviation Logistics School. He was moved to the Army Oct. 3, 2011, and attended BasicNew Systems Training Team and traveled to units to train Soldiers on Training and Advanced Individual Training atnew equipment as it was being fielded. Dunlap was assigned to Fort Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.Carson Nov. 16 as the operations noncommissioned officer in charge Upon completion of AIT, Nuncio wasand armament platoon sergeant, 1st Battalion, 4th Aviation Battalion, assigned to the 984th Military Police Company,4th Combat Aviation Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. 759th Military Police Battalion, at Fort Carson His awards and decorations include Meritorious Service Medal, where he served as a military policeman.Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Valorous His awards and decorations include theUnit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Army Service Ribbon and the NationalMedal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Defense Service Medal.Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service He is survived by his wife, Jessica Nuncio; daughter,Ribbon and the Aviation and Air Assault badges. Jazmine; and son, Richard III.
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8 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 1, 2013 Feb. 1, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 9 Sgt. 1st Class Justin Larson, Headquarters and Rangers pushups and situps, a five-mile run, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 67th pullups, a 12-mile ruck march and a 250- Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Rangers of 4th Infantry Division begin meter swim in full ACUs to see where the a five-mile ruck march as they prepare 4th Infantry Division, swims 250 meters in full competitors stood among the competition. Army Combat Uniform as part of the training for the 30th Annual David E. Grange Jr. “The first part was pretty (easy), but the Best Ranger Competition, Jan. 25. for the Best Ranger Competition, Jan. 22. ruck march is what killed everybody,” said Vasquez, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor compete Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div. Sgt. Maj. Alan M. Gibson, plans and operations noncommissioned officer in charge, 4th Inf. Div., put the training together to determine the top six Rangers within the division. to be best “We know Fort Benning hosts the competition in April every year, and we have some (Soldiers) who want to do it, so I started a trial for them to make the team,” Gibson said. Vasquez is hoping to make it back to the Best Ranger Competition and improve Story and photos by Cpl. William Smith on his finish. 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office “I competed in 2010 and I want to win it,” said Vasquez. “I placed 17th out of 45 Sore feet and cramped muscles from a full day of training and teams in 2010, and I feel like I could have marching were ignored by Staff Sgt. Anthony Vasquez as he leapt done a lot better. Now they are giving me into the pool in his full Army Combat Uniform, determined to another opportunity; I am jumping all make high marks for the Best Ranger Competition, at the Iron over it.” Horse Sports and Fitness Center. The contest is designed to test the mettle Forty-one Ranger-qualified Soldiers from various units in the of all its participants. 4th Infantry Division began a six-week group training regimen “It is going to be a grueling event,” said Jan. 22, for the ultimate goal of filling one of six spots on the Gibson. “Their training is going to be team — two teams of two and two alternates — representing intense. They are going to push themselves Fort Carson at the Best Ranger Competition. to the very limit, because it is a three-day The team will travel to Fort Benning, Ga., April 12-15, to compete event with no sleep.” in the 30th Annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition. For more information on the competition, The first day of training consisted of two minutes each of visit http://www.bestrangercompetition.com. AND OPENING CONFIDENCE GR FEBRUARY 8TH Our children’s dentist is a specialist, having completed a residency in Pediatric Dentistry PEACE OF MIND Board Games 10% MILITARY DENTIST AND ORTHODONTICS Parents are always welcome in treatment areas Arcade DISCOUNT Games Magic the We will Demo Games at 6pm Friday Night Call us today at COMFORT Sedation is available. Ensure your child never has an Gathering Specialty Join us as we raffle and all day Saturday! If’s free to play (719) 428-4595 unfortunate dental memory Coffees & off a free $50 game FUN and fun for Pastries everyone! 6940 Mesa Ridge Pkwy 3047 Jet Wing Dr. FOUNTAIN, CO 80817 Children can watch DVD’s or Direct TV on the ceiling Colorado Springs, CO 80916 TV during appointment. Wi-Fi access for parents www.jsgameroom.com www.FountainModernDentistry.com Like us on facebook – jsgameroomcafe 719-229-5504 CONVENIENCE After school and late appointments. Multiple Hygienists to accommodate large families at the same time $25 in-Office Bleaching Winter for Mom or Dad at Fountain Modern Special! Dentistry – Save $174 HURRY OFFER ENDS February 1st, 2013 ALL OF OUR DENTISTS AND SPECIALISTS PARTICIPATE IN THE FOLLOWING PPO INSURANCE PLANS Delta Dental, Metlife, Cigna, Humana, United Concordia, Principle, United HealthCare
Feb. 1, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 11Engineers “I want to make sure I bring guys to get involved with their Families activities to keep everybody engagedfrom Page 10 everybody home,” he said. “I thought and keep in contact with them,” he said. and keeping a positive attitude.” that this was the way to do it.” “Even if they’re single, they need to let Andrea Swanson, wife of 1st Sgt. The company of approximately Many of the engineers, including mom and dad know how they’re doing.” Scott Swanson, said she was happy this100 Soldiers deploys for nine months Chychota, have completed multiple Pfc. Travis Schmoll, 1st Platoon, deployment was shorter than the othersto the southern region of Afghanistan deployments. said he was excited, nervous and her husband has completed.to conduct route clearance missions. Staff Sgt. Paul Bays, 2nd Platoon, anxious for the deployment. “At least this one is nine months,” Capt. Jon Chychota, company said he feels prepared for this deploy- “My mom is kind of sad about it,” she said. “The last one was 15 months.”commander, said his Soldiers are ready. ment, his fourth. he said. “My dad … he’s proud.” Andrea Swanson said she gave birth Chychota took command of the “The training has been up tempo, Family members said they planned to both of her children, now ages 4 andcompany in March and had the engineers but it’s the most realistic training I’ve to keep busy and rely on each other 9, while her husband was overseas.in the field by the end of April. had,” he said. for support. Now that her children are older, she “It’s been pretty intense (training),” Bays said he’s learned to “expect “I’m not sure what to anticipate,” plans on keeping them busy to distracthe said, adding that he believed con- the unexpected” and be able to “adapt said Ashley Chychota, wife of Jon them from missing their father.ducting shooting ranges was pertinent quickly.” Chychota. “We have a solid group of “We’ll keep trucking on,” she said.in preparing for a deployment. “I would encourage the younger ladies, and we’ll be planning lots of group “That’s what we have to do.” 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. CDJAN28FC Experience a Warmer and More Personal Approach to Your Cosmetic Surgical Needs Dr. Raskin specializes in FREE COSMETIC CONSULTATION Douglas J. Raskin, M.D., D.M.D Harvard, Stanford and Baylor Trained Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery MEMBER Active Member American Society of Plastic Surgeons AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS, INC. 578-9988 559 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 209 home.pcisys.net/~djr email: firstname.lastname@example.org Conveniently located Downtown Colorado Springs MILITARY DISCOUNTS Let Us Help Y P You Prepare For Winter Driving! Ever y Full Ser vice Is A 16-Point r Preventive Maintenance Review! $10.00 OFF 0.00 A FULL SERVICE OIL CHANGE! OFFER VALID AT THE BELOW VA AT ALID COLORADO SPRINGS LOCATIONS LOCAT ATIONS 350 South 8th St. Valid only at the 350 South 8th St. and Phone: 719-520-0064 3795 Airport Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO. Not valid with any other offers. Offer expires 1/31/13. MTFS10 3795 Airport Blvd. Phone: 719-570-6112 Also offering $20 OFF a Radiator Flush Mon.-Fri. 8-6 Sat. 8-5 Sun. 9-4 and 15% OFF any Additional Servic F Services! No Appointment Needed! ONLY WHAT YOU NEED. GUARANTEED.
12 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 1, 2013Air traffic controllers learn to call shots Story and photo by to know all these names to properly direct aviators to traffic control specialist lead instructor. Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault get them safely to their correct locations. “Soldiers will use this knowledge of sequencing 4th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs Bean and the three other instructors have a 100- and separating aircraft on a regular basis. We are Office, 4th Infantry Division percent success rate qualifying controllers. giving Soldiers a solid training program to build Staff Sgt. Joshua Burnell, air traffic controller knowledge out of the FAA regulations, along with Quick thinking, auctioneer-like speaking ability Army regulations.” noncommissioned officer in charge, Companyand high awareness skills were needed for four air F, is the team leader for the course. An air The hardest part of the course is to know thetraffic controller specialists from 4th Combat traffic control specialist for five years, Burnell layout of the airfield that the controller is workingAviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, who were is a CTO card holder and is recertifying while on, said Bean. He said each runway, taxiway, piece ofthe first from the new unit to train to be certified as supervising his Soldiers. pavement and grass area has a name; controllers havecontrol tower operators at Butts He said a controller’s job isArmy Airfield, Jan. 25. the safe, orderly and expedi- The Soldiers, all from tious flow of air traffic. BurnellCompany F, 2nd Battalion said all of his Soldiers are(General Support), 4th Aviation doing well progressing throughRegiment, attended the training the program and retaining theprogram designed to train first- knowledge regarding rules,time air traffic controllers and regulations, airspace and therecertify or rate control tower layout of airfield.operator card holders. “I love being an air traffic First-time controllers train controller and it is the greatestfor 154 days, in which the thing that has ever happened tostudents must attend class at me, because you get to hear theleast four hours a day and pilots say ‘thank you,’” saidrecertifying CTO card holders Burnell. “When pilots are flyingtrain at their own pace until around, they can’t always seeprogram requirements are met. everything. We make traffic callsCertification for air traffic trying to save lives. 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Feb. 1, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 13‘Rough Riders’ ready to deploy By Sgt. Khori Johnson entire installations. only prepare elements of43rd Sustainment Brigade Public “We’re going to close down as the unit for unexpectedAffairs Office, 4th Infantry Division much of Afghanistan as we can close events, but for the signifi- down,” said Col. Todd Heussner, cant scale of their primary Since late 2001, coalition forces brigade commander. “We will be busy. missions.have inhabited Afghanistan, with the We will have a lot of responsibility, and “We’re falling in on aintent to eliminate terrorist activity we will be spread all over the country mission that is theater-level,within the country. For nearly 10 … handling a number of tasks that meaning for the entiremonths, the 43rd Sustainment Brigade, need to be completed simultaneously.” country,” said Capt. Nicole4th Infantry Division, has been training With this large-scale responsibility, Bell, brigade intelligenceand preparing to put boots on the the brigade has been making sure that officer. “Normally, a missionground for a third time in support of each Soldier, officer and enlisted, is like this would fall (on aOperation Enduring Freedom. prepared for the challenge at hand. division) with a staff of The 43rd SB “Rough Riders” are Elements of the unit have gone about 150 people for oneset to begin a nine-month deployment through widespread training, including province. We are going toto Afghanistan in February to provide command post exercises at Fort Lee, cover the entire countryassistance in closing operations in Va. Also, the Rough Riders were the with four personnel,the country by shutting down and first sustainment brigade in history to including myself.consolidating the many elements of train at the National Training Center in “That’s going to be thethe coalition forces’ infrastructure, Fort Irwin, Calif. An all-encompassing biggest challenge that we’resuch as vehicles, equipment and training schedule was necessary to not going to face,” said Bell. “We’re going to have to take on multiple jobs, and we’re going to have to work long “I’ve never trained so hours. Also, we will need to communicate with our sub- ordinate and adjacent units extensively in preparation while in country to get the job done.” Currently the brigade is progressing in preparation for a mission,” said Heussner, “and I’ve never been more confident.” for a mission, and I’ve never through its final stages of plans and provisions, with Soldiers fulfilling As President Barrack Obama their predeployment requirements and recently said during his second been more confident.” preparing their Families for their departure. The training for this deployment, while intense, has paid inaugural speech, “A decade of war is now ending,” and the 43rd SB is trained and ready to deploy to assist units in — Col. Todd Heussner off for its Soldiers. the drawdown of forces, as America’s “I’ve never trained so extensively combat role dwindles.
14 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 1, 2013Miscellaneous Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationVII Corps Desert Storm Veterans Association — holds its 22nd annual Memorial Ceremony and DFAC Friday Saturday-Monday (DONSA) Tuesday-Thursday Reunion Dinner Feb. 23 at the Fort Myer, Va., Stack Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed 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. of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno. The memorial 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. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $75 per person; Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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: 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 (Wilderness Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 703-562-4163 for more information. Road Complex) 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. Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ Call University of Colorado-Colorado SpringsPoints only, nondeployable unit — Reinforcement @mail.mil. Use this number to obtain self-help Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. training units provide a “home” for Individual Ready tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. Reserve Soldiers who want to maintain Reserve • Base operations contracting officer Hours of Operation affiliation. Soldiers considering leaving troop representative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 Central Issue Facility program unit assignment can consider the 6399th or email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from RTU as a short- or long-term option. Benefits include on snow removal, grounds maintenance and 7:30-10:30 a.m. earning retirement points and “good” years; optional contractor response to service orders. • Initial and partial issues — Monday- monthly nonpaid drill weekends; continued military • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. training; paid annual training opportunities; earning 524-0786 or email email@example.com to • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- retirement points via correspondence courses; and request latrines, for service or to report damaged Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. easy transfer to TPUs if desired. Contact Chief or overturned latrines. • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — Warrant Officer 4 Lake Gardner at 720-363-0511 or • Signs — Call Jim Diorio, Fort Carson Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Support Services, at 896-0797 or 525-2924 or • Full turn ins — by appointment only; callRecycle incentive program — The Directorate of email email@example.com to request a facility, 526-3321. Public Works has an incentive program to prevent parking or regulatory traffic sign. • Unit issues and turn ins — require recyclable waste from going to the landfill. The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — is approval, call 526-5512/6477. Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building Education Center hours of operation — The for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Carson 1430, room 233. During duty hours, Soldiers Mountain Post Training and Education Center, Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for should call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone number building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every for after hours, holidays and weekends is 526-0051. • Counselor Support Center — Monday- participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11 526-5898 for more information about the program. Briefings a.m. to 4:30 p.m.First Sergeants’ Barracks Program 2020 — is located 75th Ranger Regiment briefings — are held Tuesdays • Army Learning Center — Monday- in building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours of in building 1430, room 150, from noon to 1 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Soldiers must be private-sergeant first class with a • Defense Activity for Nontraditional office assists Soldiers with room assignments and minimum General Technical Score of 105; be a U.S. Education Support and Army Personnel Testing — terminations. For more information call 526-9707. citizen; score 240 or higher on the Army Physical Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m.Sergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson Fitness Test; and pass a Ranger physical. Call 524- Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to building Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third Tuesday 2691 or visit http://www.goarmy.com/ranger.html. 217 and is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. of each month at the Family Connection Center from Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training — Medical Activity Correspondence Department office 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC is open to all is held Feb. 12-14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Veterans’ hours — The Correspondence (Release of Infor- active members and those interested in becoming Chapel. Class is limited to the first 50 people. Call mation) Office in the Patient Administration Division future SAMC members. The club was originally a 526-5613/5614 for details. hours are Monday-Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m. U.S. Forces Command organization of elite noncom- Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to noon to 4:30 p.m. and closed Thursday and federal missioned officers but is now an Armywide program the second and third Wednesday of each month at holidays. Call 526-7322 or 526-7284 for details. for those who meet the criteria and have proven the Freedom Performing Arts Center, building 1129 Claims Office hours — are Monday-Friday from 9 themselves to be outstanding NCOs through a board/ at the corner of Specker Avenue and Ellis Street. a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., located on the first floor leadership process. Contact SAMC president Sgt. 1st The Retirement Services Office recommends of building 6222, 1633 Mekong Street. Shipment Class Dawna Brown at 526-3983 for information. spouses accompany Soldiers to the briefing. Call under Full Replacement Value claimants mustDirectorate of Public Works services — DPW is 526-2840 for more information. submit Department of Defense Form 1840R or After responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the Delivery Form 1851 for additionally discovered Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance first and third Wednesday of each month. Briefing items to the carrier within 75 days online. Claimants of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier Readiness must log into Defense Personal Property System at cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone Building, building 1042, room 244, on a first-come, http://www.move.mil and submit the claim within numbers and points of contact for services: first-served basis. Soldiers must be within 120 days nine months directly to the carrier to receive full • Facility repair/service orders — Fort of their expiration term of service, but must attend replacement value for missing or destroyed items. Carson Support Services service order desk can be the briefing no later than 30 days prior to their ETS All other claims should be submitted to the Claims reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergen- or start of transition leave. Call 526-2240/8458. Office within two years of the date of delivery or cies or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency date of incident. Call the Fort Carson Claims Office damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in at 526-1355 for more information. • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from Legal services — provided at the Soldier Readiness Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA Processing site are for Soldiers undergoing the SRP firstname.lastname@example.org when needing trash containers, trash processes to include turning in excess property, process. The SRP Legal Office will only provide is overflowing or emergency service is required. reutilizing government property, web-based tools powers of attorney or notary services to Soldiers • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan available, special handling of property and environ- processing through the SRP. Retirees, Family Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ mental needs. To schedule an orientation, contact members and Soldiers not in the SRP process can mail.mil for service needs or to report complaints. Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo.borrerorivera@ receive legal assistance and powers of attorney at • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan dla.mil for receiving/turn in; Mike Welsh at the main legal office located at 1633 Mekong St., Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey. email@example.com for reutilization/web tools; or building 6222, next to the Family Readiness Center. firstname.lastname@example.org. Rufus Guillory at email@example.com. Legal assistance prepares powers of attorney and • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays performs notary services on a walk-in basis from Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and firstname.lastname@example.org. personnel being reassigned stateside. The briefings Fridays, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary are held in building 1129, Freedom Performing Arts Work Management Branch — The DPW Work Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and briefings start at 7:30 Management Branch, responsible for processing Special Forces briefings a.m. Soldiers are required to bring Department work orders — Facilities Engineering Workare held Wednesdays in of the Army Form 5118, signed by their unit Requests, DA Form 4283 — is be open forbuilding 1430, room 123, personnel section, and a pen to complete forms. processing work orders and other in-personfrom noon to 1 p.m. Call 526-4730/4583 for more information. support from 7-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday.Call 524-1461 or visit http:// Army ROTC Green-to-Gold briefings — are held Afternoon customer support is by appointmentwww.bragg. army.mil/sorb. the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon only, call 526-2900. The Work Management at the education center, building 1117, room 120. Branch is located in building 1219.
Feb. 1, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 15Techs enjoywinter reprieve By Andrea Sutherland Mountaineer staff in the amputation of three fingers, bone damage and tissue loss. He now works as a curriculum developer for a Braving subzero wind chill, civilian contractor advising 71st EOD.11 explosive ordnance disposal “I’ve been snowboarding sincetechnicians inched their way up the 2006,” he said, adding that he missed awaterfalls near Leadville, skied the couple of seasons due to deploymentspeaks of Breckenridge and Keystone and recovering from his injuries.and participated in an avalanche Mednansky said volunteerstraining course with the National Ski helped participants make adjustmentsPatrol as part of the second “Return and adaptations in their skiing andto Adventure,” Jan. 14-17. snowboarding, based on their abilities. “This was an opportunity to “I improved more in those four dayschallenge these folks,” said Alexandra than my entire time snowboarding,”Petze, event coordinator. “They live he said. “This gives us a chance toon adrenaline. I mean, they’re the show we can still do stuff.”ones walking towards the bomb.” Mednansky said that while many The event began last spring when wounded servicemembers do notCol. Leo Bradley, then commander seek the attention and specialfor the 71st Ordnance Group (EOD), trips, they are appreciative of thesuggested bringing wounded bomb techs community’s generosity.together for a week of adventure sports. Members of the community The techs represented the were anxious to lend their support,Army, Air Force and civilian police Petze said. Breckenridge Outdoordepartments. All had been injured Education Center officials housedperforming their jobs. the participants, offering adaptive “Getting outside for fun is like a skiing and snowboarding lessons.breath of fresh air,” said Master Sgt. Breckenridge Ski Patrol membersJason Gerber, operations noncom- lent their expertise by conductingmissioned officer in charge, 242nd avalanche training. A Denver areaEOD Battalion, 71st EOD. “You see prosthetist manufactured ice climbingthese guys starting to come out of feet for those with leg amputations totheir shells.” try. Corporate sponsors also contributed, The bomb techs made adjustments ensuring the week’s success.based on their abilities. Some swapped “The purpose of this event is toprosthetic feet for custom crampons. celebrate these guys,” Petze said.Others secured pick axes to their fore- “People came out of the woodworkarms with duct tape. Others mono-skied. to help us.” “It was amazing to watch,” said Gerber said he was happy theSpc. Cort “Worm” Worsham, 62nd event was continuing, uniting bombOrdnance Company, 242nd EOD. techs across the country.“It was eye-opening to life itself.” “When you get injured, you don’t Worsham, along with Spc. Tadd know what tomorrow is going toHatch and Staff Sgt. Scott Cotner, bring,” he said. “(This event) helps you62nd Ord., volunteered to assist realize it’s just like yesterday.”throughout the week. “I saw a guy with one arm getto the top (of the ice climb) when Icouldn’t make it up,” Worsham said. Hatch said he was impressed withhow positive the participants were. “Some act like nothing evenhappened to them,” he said. As the three volunteers prepare foran upcoming deployment, they saidworking with the wounded bomb techsmade them less nervous and anxious. Photos by John Werkmeister “It makes me want to do my job Bomb technicians scale amore,” Hatch said. waterfall near Leadville, Jan. 14 The four-day event exposed the as part of the Return to Adventuretechs to different activities, but also Brian Rackow secures an event that brought woundedcreated a bonding experience. ice axe to his prosthetic Army, Air Force and civilian “We all got to cheer each other on,” as Kevin Bruno, a explosive ordnance disposalsaid Gerber, who was injured in Farah Breckenridge Outdoor techs together for a week ofProvince, Afghanistan, in 2006. Education Center outdoor activities, including ice Michael Mednansky, a retired adaptive specialist climbing, skiing, snowboardingsergeant first class, said the activities observes. Rackow, a and avalanche training withwere challenging, but rewarding. bomb technician for the National Ski Patrol. “It was awesome,” said the Midland PoliceMednansky, who was wounded in Department in Midland,2010 after an improvised explosive Texas, lost his leftdevice detonated in his hands, resulting hand in 2010.
16 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 1, 2013Claims to the Estate Horse Family Medicine Clinic (located on the second floor of Evans Army Community Hospital)Staff Sgt. David Dunlap — With deepest regret to is changing its name to Warrior Family Medicine the Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims Clinic. Evans Family Medicine Clinic (located on against or indebtedness to his estate should the second floor of the Woods Soldier Family Care contact 1st Lt. Ryun S. Haugaard at 524-0457. Clinic) is changing its name to Iron Horse FamilySpc. Michael K. Pritchard — With deepest regret Medicine Clinic. These are only name changes. to the Family of the deceased. Anyone having Beneficiaries will continue to see assigned primary claims against or indebtedness to his estate should care manager/team in their regular clinic location. contact 1st Lt. Evan R. Crabb at 524-0371. Automated medical referral — A new automatedSpc. Andrew Dalenko — With deepest regret to reminder system is now in place for medical the Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims referrals. Beneficiaries who are referred to a against or indebtedness to his estate should civilian specialist in the network will receive contact 2nd Lt. Daniel F. Dang at 360-621-8701. a phone call from the Colorado Springs Military Health System. The call will remind patients toUpcoming events make an appointment. If a patient has already made an appointment, an option will allow him to reportMilitary Adoption Workshop — Army Community that information. There is also an option to cancel Service hosts a military adoption workshop the referral. Unless acted upon, these reminders Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Southeast will recur at 20, 60 and 120 days. Call 524-2637 YMCA located at 2190 Jetwing Drive in for more information on the automated call system. Colorado Springs. Call 526-4590 for more Thrift shop accepts credit cards — The Fort Carson information or to register for the event. Thrift Shop is now accepting debit and credit cards. The shop, located in building 305, is open Tuesday-General announcements Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Contact Gail Olson at 526-5966 or email email@example.comAnnual Weingarten notice — In accordance with for more information or to learn about volunteer the requirements of 5 USC 7114(a)(3), this is to opportunities. Donations may be dropped off at advise bargaining unit employees that: you are the store during normal business hours or at the entitled to union representation in meetings held recycling center located near the main exchange. in connection with an investigation if: 1. The IMCOM recruits — Installation Management meeting is conducted by one or more agency Command is currently recruiting junior and representatives. 2. The agency representatives are mid-level employees to participate in a conducting an examination in connection with an Developmental Assignment Program. DAP is investigation. 3. You are in the bargaining unit. 4. designed to support functional and leadership You reasonably believe that the examination may training, which is one of the essential pillars of result in disciplinary action. 5. You request union the HQ, IMCOM Campaign Plan LOE 3. Eligible representation. All five conditions must be met. applicants are IMCOM appropriated-fund near the east entrance of the facility; park in theMedical assisting training course — The American employees (GS7-GS13) and nonappropriated “G” lot, east of the building. Call 503-7067 or Red Cross on Fort Carson is offering an fund employees (NAF-5 and below, in positions 503-7068 for more information. introductory course for medical assisting training. comparable to GS7 through GS13). The DAP is 2-1-1 data expands to two counties — The Pikes Applications may be picked up at the Red based on a systematic plan specializing in develop- Peak Area Council of Governments has partnered Cross office located at Evans Army Community mental assignments through various functional with Pikes Peak United Way to include 2-1-1 Hospital near the main pharmacy. The office is areas for a period of up to 60 days. The program data for El Paso and Teller counties in the Network open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. provides multifunctional training and assignments of Care for servicemembers, veterans and their Applications are due Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. to strengthen the experience of employees and Families. The service directory component of the No late applications will be accepted. Applicants prepare them for broader responsibilities, improve Network of Care now includes more than 1,500 must be at least 18 years of age, have a military organizational communication, and develop well- local resources to assist the military community, identification card, hold a high school diploma or rounded personnel. Applications can be obtained service providers and others. Visit http://pikespeak. GED and be a U.S. citizen. Ten applicants will be by contacting your organization’s training coordi- networkofcare.org for more information. selected for the program and the course will run nator or the Workforce Development Program. Share-a-Ride — is a free online car pool from April 22-June 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EFMP — The Exceptional Family Member coordination to and from post, as well as van Call 526-7144 for more information. Program at Evans Army Community Hospital pool options, typically for those commuting 30Flu shots — Influenza vaccinations are available at has new hours of operation Monday-Thursday or more miles to post. Riders are matched based post clinics and local pharmacies. Soldiers and from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Overseas screenings on their origination and destination points, as Family members older than 6 months may receive a will be conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. well as days and times of travel. Users specify vaccination. Visit http://www.express-scripts.com/ The EFMP office is located in the Pfc. Eric P. whether they are offering a ride, need a ride TRICARE/pharmacy/ or call 877-363-1303 option Woods Soldier Family Care Center, Pediatric or if they are interested in sharing driving duties. 5 for more information. Visit http://www.evans. Clinic lobby, Room 2103. Contact the EFMP When a “match” is found, users are notified amedd.army.mil/PM/flu(underscore)information. Department at 526-7805 for more information, immediately of rider options, allowing them to htm or call 526-6422 for appointment information. TRICARE online access — TRICARE patients contact and coordinate ridesharing within minutes.New immunization hours — The Allergy/Adult will no longer be able to access online accounts Access the ride-share portal by visiting http://www. Immunizations Clinic at Evans Army Community with MHS/iAS username and password. Users carson.army.mil/paio/sustainability.html. Hospital has new walk-in immunization hours: must either use a registered Department of Vanpools — Vanpools serve commuters who 7:45-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Mondays Defense Common Access Card or register for a travel on Interstate 25, Powers Boulevard, through Thursdays and Friday mornings from DOD Self-Service Logon. Visit: www.dmdc.osd. Security-Widefield and Fountain. Vanpool costs 7:45-11:30 a.m. for adult immunizations only. mil/identitymanagement. Patients may also for Soldiers and civilians may be reduced (or free) Allergy shot scheduling remains the same. The receive personal assistance in creating an when using the Army Mass Transit Benefit subsidy. clinic will not provide vaccinations on training account by visiting the TRICARE Service The program provides the van, maintenance and holidays, federal holidays and during clinic Center at Evans Army Community Hospital or repairs, insurance, fuel and has an Emergency administration time on Friday afternoons. Call Veterans Affairs Regional Office. Ride Home feature. Go to http://tinyurl.com/ 503-7379 for more information. Ambulance service — Fort Carson officials urge FtCarsonVanPool for further details, and to reserveInclement weather procedures for Gate 19 — community members to contact emergency a spot. Contact Anneliesa Barta, Sustainable Fort The Directorate of Emergency Services operates personnel by calling 911 instead of driving Carson at 526-6497 or email anneliesa.m.barta. Gate 19 Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to personal vehicles to the emergency room. In the firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. 6 p.m. regardless of inclement weather or road event of a life- or limb-threatening emergency, conditions along Essayons Road, which is an skilled paramedics and ambulance crew will Ongoing events unimproved road. Essayons Road is also used be able to administer critical care and aid. to access several ranges and training areas, so Contact the Emergency Department at Seeking speakers — The Fort Carson Public Affairs the road remains open during all conditions. In 526-7111 for more information. Office is seeking Soldiers, Family members and order to notify the motorists of the actual road Prescription policy — All handwritten prescriptions civilians from Fort Carson to speak about their conditions, two “Downrange Road Conditions” from a TRICARE network provider will be filled work, training and varied experiences to public status signs are now located along Butts and at the Soldier and Family Care Center located organizations throughout the Pikes Peak region. Essayons roads showing whether road conditions adjacent to and east of Evans Army Community Speakers must be well-qualified professionals are green, amber or red. One sign is at the Hospital. When calling in for refills on those who know how to capture and maintain an intersection of Butts Road and Airfield Road, prescriptions, beneficiaries will continue to use audience’s attention for 20-30 minutes. Speakers facing north, and the other is on Essayons Road the SFCC. A dedicated refill window in this should be comfortable speaking to businesses, just inside Gate 19, facing inbound traffic. facility will reduce wait time. The SFCC pharmacy professional organizations, community leaders,Clinic name changes — Two of the Family medicine is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to civic groups and schools. Call 526-9849 or clinics are in the process of changing names. Iron 5 p.m. The pharmacy is located on the first floor 526-5996 for more information.
Feb. 1, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 17 Rogers swears in new recruits Story and photos by Spc. Nathan Thome After the keynote speeches, some new recruits 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office received promotions, as they were pinned their new ranks by Rogers. The Colorado Springs Crowne Plaza buzzed with “It feels good (to be promoted). It’s one of excitement and anticipation as more than 100 future those things where you don’t expect it, but when Soldiers took the Oath of Enlistment, Jan. 25, during it happens, you’re like, ‘this is really cool,’” the Colorado American Legion Midyear Conference. said Quinten Ziegler, who was promoted to Brig. Gen. Darsie Rogers, deputy commanding private two, and is enlisting as a cavalry scout. general for support, 4th Infantry Division and Fort “It’s mostly about accomplishing something, Carson, administered the Oath of Enlistment, which doing something not only for myself, but for the recruits recited in front of Families, friends and the people around me.” Soldiers, both retired and still serving. Ziegler said the ceremony was nerve-racking. “These soon-to-be Soldiers represent the future The induction marks the next step in his life, of our nation, to protect our homeland and defend and he’s ready for it. our interest around the world,” said Rogers. “You’ve Another inductee, Matthew Cavanaugh, is all chosen to continue the legacy of our nation’s enlisting as a satellite communication systems sons and daughters. You’ve chosen the road less operator/maintainer. traveled, and we, as a nation, owe you a debt of “I believe the Army’s a great opportunity to thanks. I look forward to serving with you.” develop as a human being, and, in general, make me a better person,” said Cavanaugh. “My grandfather was in the Army during World War II, both my parents were in the Air Force, andAbove: Brig. Gen. Darsie Rogers, deputy my brother joined the Marines …commanding general for support, 4th Infantry so it’s been throughout my Family,Division and Fort Carson, promotes Matthew a military history.”Cavanaugh during an induction ceremony at As the recruits finished recitingthe Colorado Springs Crowne Plaza, Jan. 25. the oath, they returned to their Families and friends, one step closer to becoming a full-fledged Soldier. Right: Colorado’s newest Army recruits recite “We had a swearing in by a the Oath of Enlistment during an induction ceremony general, and it’s a big event for all at the Colorado Springs Crowne Plaza, Jan. 25, the future Soldiers in the area,” during the Colorado American Legion Midyear said Cavanaugh. “I’m excited to Conference. Brig. Gen. Darsie Rogers, deputy be here. I’ve never seen a general commanding general for support, 4th Infantry before, so it’s been a great Division and Fort Carson, administered the oath. experience and opportunity.” CONTACTS GLASSES 25% MILITARY DISCOUNT ON ALL GOODS & SERVICES* Voted #1 Eye Care in Colorado Springs The Independent & The Gazette 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) Amenities include: 635-2020 634-2020 632-2020 578-2020 No security deposit Basic renter’s insurance is included Our New Homes have state-of-the-art, energy- efﬁcient Appliances; Private fenced-in Ya ds; Laundry ar Pet-friendly community with Room Sinks; Kitchen Islands; and so much more. one-time $200 fee Plus, with a brand new community center open soon 24/7 emergency with a ﬁtness center, splash park, full-service kitchen maintenance and Wi-Fi lounge, community outdoor playgrounds, Resident functions dog and skateboard parks, and so much more, and events Tierra Vista has something for everyone. Lawn care service Short commute tierra-vista.com r Visit us at tierra-vista.com for more to work Safe, gated on-base information or call (719) 597-7200. (719) 597-7200. community
18 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 1, 2013Smart meters track energy use By Susan C. Galentine Rich Tumbaga, Directorate of Public Works controls technician, public relations Fort Carson Support Services, Capturing energy used in installs a smartbuildings is getting “smart” through meter in a facility.a metering initiative under way totrack electrical use and aid in reducingFort Carson’s approximately $16million annual utility bill. Within the last four years, thehigh-tech smart meters have beeninstalled in 150 of the post’s 900facilities. The meters tie into theEnergy Management ControlSystem, which runs heating, cooling,ventilation and lighting in a third ofthe facilities, said Todd Gamboa,energy conservation specialist with Photo by Todd Gamboathe Directorate of Public Worksoperations and maintenance contractor,Fort Carson Support Services. During the current phase, theFCSS is installing 27 meters withan additional 40 more planned bythe end of 2013. The buildings help maintenance personnel information, we can make recommen- underwent energy-efficient lightingreceiving the meters are those and occupants save energy dations for energy saving measures retrofit and the installation of motionthat exceed 29,000 square in facilities,” said Vince that will reduce consumption.” sensors is now approximatelyfeet. Occupants of facilities Guthrie, Fort Carson A Fort Carson motor pool’s 50 percent more energy efficient.receiving smart meters will utility program manager, energy consumption showed it was The initiative furthers Fortbe notified in advance of brief DPW Operations and using a large amount of natural gas Carson’s net zero energy goal effortsoutages that are required as Maintenance Division. for heating because bay doors were in a number of ways. The energy usepart of the installation process. Data collected to date kept open to ensure safe air quality data collected will help the DPW The smart meters, typically has already assisted the while vehicles were running work with occupants on how to reducelocated in the mechanical DPW in tracking down during maintenance operations. This their energy use and ensure optimalrooms of buildings, are networked energy issues in a number of buildings has since led to an effort to find a comfort in the buildings. On a largerdirectly to the EMCS. The FCSS and aid in comparing why similar way to better ventilate vehicle scale, the data helps Fort Carsonstaff monitoring the EMCS receive facilities may vary in energy demand. exhaust so the bay doors can be identify and program funds forreal-time data from the meters, which “In order to save energy, we closed to save energy. energy conservation projects.is stored, enabling them to evaluate must first establish the baseline of The smart meters are also validating For more information about Fortseasonal trends, said Gamboa. performance in each of the buildings,” implemented energy initiatives are Carson’s Net Zero energy and water “Our goal is to use meter data to said Gamboa. “Once we analyze the working. A warehouse facility that efforts, call the DPW at 526-1739. PROVIDING BEAUTIFUL SMILES AND IDEAL BITE CORRECTION FOR ALL AGES Experienced Team State of the Art Technology Better Oral Health for your Individual Needs Non-extraction treatment, less time, fewer appointments Clear and “Hidden” lingual braces 100% Financing 719-471-4429 0% Interest Options Most Insurance Accepted Bethany Hamilton, Professional Surfer 2nd Opinions Welcome Present this ad and receive $500 OFF Taking Over Downtown BEFORE AFTER comprehensive treatment* *New orthodontic patients only, some restrictions apply. Offer expires 2/28/13 528 South Tejon Street Call Today For A Consultation! 596-3113 Schedule an appointment today! The first 10 new Carolyn Cathey A Plus Financial Full Service starts will Mortgage Company New Downtown Location! receive a Sponsored By Real Estate North Sonicare 719-321-0306 719-572-5155 www.rangewoodorthodontics.com Toothbrush There are over 1,500 forms that effect your refund! TAXI Missing one could cost you THOUSANDS! U.S. SURPLUS WE SELL: Your Taxlady has had AIR SOFT FOOD INSURANCE hours of training on this MOUNTAIN HOUSE Digital Dispatch 24/7 Friendly Service years’ New Tax Laws! HEADQUARTERS FREEZE DRIED Use a Professional & get Safe & Reliable Lowest Rates the BIGGEST Refund! Online Reservations Professional Drivers 719-444-8989 Call Your Taxlady 548-4924 at your Fun Store 401 Windchime Place 2475 S. Academy SPRINGS CAB, LLC 574-8993 www.springtaxicab.com email@example.com CALL NOW AND SAVE $25 HOURS: MON-FRI, 9:00AM-5:30PM, SAT 10AM-4PM Offer expires on February 28, 2013
20 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 1, 2013 Feb. 1, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 21 “We use (the Raven) for everything from site reconnaissance to target acquisition, so having several Soldiers trained and qualified to operate it is a huge combat multiplier.” — 2nd Lt. Theresa Ross A QR-11 Raven Unmanned Ariel Vehicle under the UAV training control of Pvt. Mart Webber, aviation operations specialist, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, comes in for a landing during a 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, training course on Fort Carson, Jan. 17.‘Raiders’ enter ‘wild blue’ Story and photos by Spc. Andrew Ingram1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division small, unmanned aircraft in a variety of situations including aerial security during movement operations, terrain reconnaissance and target U.S. Forces can always get an “eye in the sky,” said Steve Rocovitch, small unmanned aerial system instructor, Rally Point Management. acquisition during night operations. “The Raven is a great asset to the military, but only if it is used Unmanned aerial vehicles soared through the sky under the control “The benefit of this training can’t be overstated,” said 2nd Lt. Theresa properly,” Rocovitch said. “I have confidence that these Soldiers canof 16 “Raider” Brigade Soldiers during QR-11 Raven training, Jan. 7-18. Ross, intelligence officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, take what we’ve practiced these past two weeks and implement them Soldiers in a variety of career fields from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st BCT. “The Raven is small, in a complex deployed environment.”4th Infantry Division, learned how to launch, maneuver and land the lightweight and portable. We use it for everything from site While one Soldier flew the Raven via remote control, others reconnaissance to target acquisition, so having several Soldiers viewed the UAV’s flight on a laptop, implemented flight patterns and trained and qualified to operate it is a huge combat multiplier.” controlled its cameras and other tools. The hands-on approach to the training helped the Raiders get a feel “In addition to learning how to operate the Raven, I gained a better for the tactical importance of the unmanned aerial vehicle, as well as a understanding of all the things going on in an operating environment,” solid understanding of its capabilities and limitations, said Ross. said Pfc. Glen Default, infantryman, Company B, 1st Battalion, “Not a whole lot of intelligence officers get the chance to learn about 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st BCT. this hardware firsthand,” she said. “Because I have firsthand knowledge “When I fly, I have to be aware of everything going on in my airspace of the Raven, I will have reasonable expectations of what we can and know what is going on groundside to accomplish my mission. It’s a accomplish with it during a combat deployment.” much bigger picture than I have been exposed to (prior to this training).” The Raven is designed for quick assembly and deployment at the The Raider Soldiers will continue to train in preparation for an lowest levels of the military structure. Weighing only four pounds and upcoming deployment in support of U.S. Army Central Command. operated by remote control, the Raven can gather video or photographic intelligence, or direct forces to a target using an infrared laser. Having Soldiers from both combat arms and support career fields participating in the training ensures that no matter what the situation is, Pfc. Glen Dufault, Company B, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, operates a QR-11 Raven Unmanned Aerial Vehicle via remote Pvt. Mart Webber, left, aviation operations specialist, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Right: Pfc. Shawn Broussard, right, Company B, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and 2nd Lt. Theresa Ross, intelligence officer, Headquarters control, Jan. 17. Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st BCT, assemble a QR-11 Raven Unmanned 4th Infantry Division, and Spc. Alston Tatum, Company B, Aerial Vehicle, Jan. 17. 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st BCT, monitor information gathered by a QR-11 Raven Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Jan. 17, during a two-week training course on Fort Carson. Above: Broussard uses a Laptop to send commands to a QR-11 Raven Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Layout by Jeanne Mazerall
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Feb. 1, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 23Hospital staff focuses on patient recognition By Stacy Neumann are creating themed Medical Department Activity baskets to give away to Public Affairs beneficiaries, and some plan to set out coffee, The U.S. Army Medical Department cookies and tea to thankActivity celebrates its beneficiaries in their beneficiaries forFebruary, during National Patient trusting them for theirRecognition Month. health care needs. Though Army Medicine is dedicated Maj. Kathleento valuing its patients throughout the Spangler, Family Careyear, MEDDAC staff said the monthlong Ward chief nurse officerobservance provides an opportunity to in charge, said shelet beneficiaries know they are valued wants beneficiaries topartners in military health care. know that they are part “We want to let them know we of the health care team.care. We know they can choose to go “Patients are partsomewhere else. Our patients are why we of decision making,”exist,” said Cynthia Brisby, coordinator of Spangler said. “Theythe Patient Family Centered Care program, need to understandEvans Army Community Hospital. their care plan for the In her office on the first floor day. If they know andof the hospital, beneficiaries can get understand the tools,directions, use the Internet, or receive they can succeed.”assistance researching medical issues. During Patient This year’s theme is “Patients — The Recognition Month, theHeart of Army Medicine.” Clinic staffs medical staff also wants to help beneficiaries understand their Patient“Patients are part of decision Centered Medical Home making, they need to understand core teams are concerned about more than just Photo by Spc. Kaila Muggli their care plan for the day. If when patients are sick. Providers want to MEDDAC clinic, she said, patient Spc. Raymond Connolly they know and understand the improve beneficiary health by helping them recognition boils down to just one thing. receives hands-on care make better choices and encouraging them “I want them to know they are the after his workout with John tools, they can succeed.” to engage in activity, improve their nutrition most important person to me today,” Severson in the Evans Army — Maj. Kathleen Spangler and get quality sleep, Spangler said. Spangler said. “I am here for you. Community Hospital Anytime someone ends up in a I am here because of you.” Physical Therapy Clinic.
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Feb. 1, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 25Don’t settle, seek abundant lifeCommentary by Chap. (Maj.) Douglas Ball have followed since they were children. A religious would burst open the old stiff leather. 2nd Brigade Combat Team, person did not have such a good time eating and Do you see what Jesus is saying to the 4th Infantry Division drinking, especially eating and drinking with sinners. religious leaders? Jesus is telling them that he isn’t So, the religious leaders confronted Jesus and something that can just be fit into the old system. The religious leaders of Jesus’ day questioned asked why his followers didn’t behave like they were You can’t force Christ into empty traditionalism,the way he did things. religious. Jesus answered, you can’t stuff him into stiff and stretched They were bent out “No one puts new wine legalism, and you can’t make him fit your box.of shape because Jesus in old wineskins; What Jesus offers is something new — aand his followers otherwise the new relationship with God that is exciting, vigorousattended a party and wine will burst the and expansive. His offer isn’t on the basis of ouractually had fun. At skins, and it will be religious works, but on the basis of grace and faith.this party, there were spilled out, and the His gift isn’t one that burdens us with rules andsome sinners and Jesus skins will be ruined. regulations; rather it is one that frees us to lovehad the nerve to eat But new wine must and to be loved. Jesus offers us a relationshipwith them and drink be put into fresh with God that grows and molds us from thewith them (Luke 5). wineskins.’ inside out; not something we put on the outside This didn’t fit into Back then, like a straitjacket. Our relationship with Jesusthe religious leaders’ wine was stored in Christ is something that should be — dare I sayframework of religion. leather bottles. As it — intoxicating (see Ephesians 5:18).Having fun was it fermented and If your religion is just something stiff anddefinitely not expanded, the leather confining, realize that God has something moresomething a religious would stretch. After in mind for you. If you’ve just tried to stick Jesusperson did; they were a while, the leather Christ into the confines of your old way of life,to follow a strict would harden into realize that isn’t going to work. Ask Jesus to changeregimen of do’s and an expanded shape. your heart into new soft leather and then to work indon’ts. Religious If new wine were your life with his exploding, expanding power. Findpeople should stick to put in the old skins, a chapel or church where you can experience thethe same old dead the fermenting and newness and excitement of a relationship withtraditions that they expansion process God. Don’t settle for religion, seek abundant life.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 Sunday 10:30 a.m. Religious education Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 Chapel. The couples’ workshop will be facilitated 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 Mon-Thurs noon Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 deadline is Feb. 8. Contact Pat Treacy at 524- 2458 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. PROTESTANT Friday 4:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer, Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316Military Council of Catholic Women meets 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/524-4316 Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Ursula Pittman/503-1104Knights of Columbus, a Catholic group for 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.
26 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 1, 2013 Health wiseAmerican Heart MonthStrategies keep ‘ticker’ healthy Commentary by and blood vessels and nicotine makes and dinner, make sure half of the plate are and what action needs to be taken. Dr. Ramona I. Rodriguez the heart work harder. This leads to an is filled with vegetables. Take time to Adults should have their blood Internal Medicine Clinic, Medical increased heart rate and blood pressure. discover new vegetables at the grocery pressure checked at least every two Department Activity When people quit smoking, their risk store — you just might like them. years and more frequently if their of heart disease drops dramatically numbers are not ideal or if they have Do you know the risk factors that within just one year. Maintain a healthy weight other risk factors for heart disease.can lead to heart disease, including In adulthood, weight gain is mostly Adults should have theircoronary artery disease and heart Be active fat and not muscle. cholesterol measured at least onceattack? Do you know that you can Just 30 minutes of exercise most Being overweight or obese can lead every five years, starting at age 20,change many of those risk factors? days of the week can reduce the risk to conditions that increase the risk for and more often if numbers are not Admittedly, there are major risk of heart disease. heart disease, including hypertension, optimal or they have other riskfactors that one cannot change. People If 30 minutes seems impossible, try elevated cholesterol and diabetes. Ask factors for heart disease.who have a family history of coronary to break up the time into 10-minute your health care provider if your weight Also, people should ask their doctorartery disease are more likely to intervals throughout the day. Even 10 is healthy. If not at the ideal weight, when they should be tested for diabetes.develop it. Men are more likely minutes a day can have heart benefits. work on losing weight. Even ato have heart attacks and have them Gear up to do 60-90 minutes of physical 10-percent reduction in weight Avoid stressat a younger age than women. activity a week and reduce heart risk by can decrease blood pressure, Stress can be avoided and, even In addition, men 45 and older and half. Get moving. Take a walk, take the lower cholesterol and reduce risk when inevitable, it can be controlled.women 55 and older are more likely to stairs, dance, run. Consistency is the key. of developing diabetes. When people are stressed, they arehave coronary artery disease. People less likely to adhere to heart-healthy65 and older are more likely to die Eat a heart healthy diet Get regular health practices. Simple stress reducersof a heart attack. Older women are This isn’t about screenings include spending time with familytwice as likely as older men to die cutting back; it’s about Without testing, and friends, thinking positive,within a few weeks of a heart attack. adding the better foods people may not getting enough sleep, exercising and Fortunately, there are ways to for the heart. Start with know they are practicing relaxation techniques.help keep your heart healthy. simple changes. Eat at risk or have five to 10 servings of already developed Get enough sleepAvoid smoking and tobacco use vegetables and fruits a heart-related Try to get eight hours of good Smoking is one of the most day. Start with breakfast conditions. sleep. Yes, it can be a challenge,significant risk factors for developing and include one fruit Regular but eight hours is a good numberheart disease. or vegetable. Snack on screening to achieve. No amount of smoking is safe. vegetables and fruit will tell what Take control and start practicingChemicals in tobacco damage the heart between meals. For lunch current numbers heart-healthy strategies today.
Feb. 1, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 27Expo spotlights fitness programs Story and photos by Walt Johnson Mountaineer staff A large number of communitymembers received a firsthand look atavailable health and wellness programsduring the Iron Horse Sports andFitness Center fitness expo, Saturday. The expo highlighted fitnessclasses offered at the facility six daysa week in addition to informationabout the new post wellness center andhealth and wellness vendors from thelocal community, said Ann Tsuyama,assistant facility manager. Tsuyama said the expo wasorganized as an avenue to educate thecommunity on the group exerciseprograms and fitness assessment andtesting programs the facility offers. “Our objective was to inform theFort Carson community of all the greatfitness and sports programs that wehave on post. We felt it was importantto have a day where we can offer asmany of the fitness and trainingprograms as we could so that peoplecan see everything we have tooffer,” she said. Members of the Fort Carson community participate in “Because our classes are spread over a think one thing people will walk away with from a yoga class during the Iron Horse Sports and Fitnessfew days, sometimes people don’t know all that we today’s expo, since they were able to participate Center fitness expo ,Saturday.have to offer and this gave us the opportunity to in a variety of classes, is that we offer a greatpresent all our programs in one condensed program variety of activities that will benefit (their) healthto the Fort Carson community,” Tsuyama said. and wellness. One of In addition to the wellness classes, she said, the the things that peopleexpo also provided an opportunity to emphasize learned is we havethe facility’s climbing wall, aquatics center some classes weprograms and the wellness center programs, located charge for butin the Forrest Resiliency Center building. we also have a lot of “We also decided that we would work with classes that are freethe Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and of charge, and thereRecreation marketing and sponsorship to ask a are great waternumber of vendors to come out that could pass aerobics and climbingalong fitness information ... to help (attendees) wall activities thatunderstand what is available to them in relation to will help them achievegood physical fitness conditioning,” Tsuyama said. fitness success,” “We had a lot of happy customers at the expo. I Tsuyama said.Members of the post community receive information from a fitness expo booth Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center aerobics instructor Tameka Dzuricky, right, helps aparticipant, right, at the Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center, Saturday. participant with a step routine during the fitness expo, Saturday.
28 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 1, 2013 According to Foxhole officials, there will be a to 1:30 p.m. in the Cadet Gym. BENCH On the 60-inch TV grand prize and prizes given away each Clinics, which include basketball, soccer, quarter. Tickets will be handed out at the door. volleyball, tennis and fencing, are open to girls Lounge officials encourage people to arrive early to through eighth grade (brothers and friends may acquire squares needed to participate in the grand also attend). T-shirts will be provided while supplies prize drawing. Call 526-5347 for more information. last. Participants and their families receive free The U.S. Paralympics organization is urging admission to the women’s basketball game against veterans and servicemembers with a physical Nevada at 2 p.m. in Clune Arena.Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center’s new disability to get involved in community — Compiled by Walt Johnson weekend and holiday hours take effective Friday. sports programs. The center will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. In collaboration with the U.S. weekends and federal and training holidays. The changes are based on facility use, according to officials. Call 526-4093 for more information. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Paralympics released a 30-second public service announcement, at Hot shotWorld Class Athlete Program wrestlers will compete http://bit.ly/WA2DD7, that describes in Colorado Springs Friday and Saturday at the program. The video features U.S. the Dave Schultz Memorial tournament. Navy veteran Michael Johnston, a 2016 The wrestlers will compete in freestyle Paralympic Games hopeful in triathlon, and Greco-Roman competitions against some who used sports in his rehabilitation of the best international competition at the U. S. after losing his left leg below the knee Olympic Training Center. following a 2003 motorcycle accident.The Air Force Academy will sponsor its Falcon Logon to the VA website, 50 event in May. http://www.va.gov/adaptivesports/, The Falcon 50 series consist of three to find sport programs and events events, a 50-mile ultramarathon, a 26.2-mile in the local community. trail marathon and a military heavy marathon The 28th Military Masters with a 35-pound ruck. The event begins at Tournament will be held at the sunrise May 4, starting and finishing on the Thunder Alley Bowling Center parade grounds. Saturday and Sunday. Open to all Department of Defense identifica- The tournament is open to tion card holders and their Families, the fee for the eligible military United States Bowling event is $50 for the ultramarathon and $35 for the Congress members. Qualifying rounds marathon and military heavy events. Registration will take place Saturday featuring six closes Feb. 15. Sign up at http://ultrasignup.com/ games on 12 lanes at 9 a.m. and register.aspx?did=17840. Contact Ryan Silva at six games on 12 lanes at 1 p.m., firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. according to bowling officials. TheFort Carson youth wrestling program athletes top 16 bowlers will then compete in will compete at the “Final Dan Gable match play Sunday at 9 a.m. Challenge” at Castle View High School Anyone interested in participating in Castle Rock, Saturday. in the event must have a military The wrestlers will also participate in or Department of Defense civilian the “Mayhem in the Mountains” Feb. 9 at the identification card (active, retired, Colorado Springs Events Center. Reservist, Family member or DODThe Foxhole sports and entertainment lounge hosts government employment card). a Super Bowl party Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. Participants must be a member of the The lounge will have the game featuring United States Bowling Congress in the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco good standing. Bowling center 49ers on the big screen and also have more than employees may participate in the 20 flat-screen televisions available for people to tournament and may receive any watch the game. The lounge will offer snacks for prizes earned if otherwise eligible. Photo by Walt Johnson the evening in addition to having a full menu The entry fee is $100; deadline Fort Carson intramural all-stars Lionelle Simpson, 33, shoots available for purchase from Borriello Brothers New is 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Contact the over Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., defenders during action York Pizza. In addition to the game, there will be bowling center staff at 526-5542 for Saturday at the Special Events Center. The post intramural a number of other activities available to make the more information. all-star team plays the Colorado Kings at the Pepsi Center in day an entertaining one for Soldiers and Families. Air Force Academy women’s Denver Feb. 25 at 3 p.m., prior to the Denver Nuggets meeting Games and door prizes begin when the doors team coaches and players hold the Los Angeles Lakers at 7 p.m. open at 2 p.m. and will last throughout the day. sports clinics Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. Fast burner Walter Nix, left, races around the right end to elude defenders during the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club football tournament Saturday at the post football fields. According to Cindy Lisbon, club vice president, the 18-team tournament was a fundraising effort to benefit Soldiers and the post community. Photo by Walt Johnson
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Feb. 1, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 31 GT for military or students and children under 5 are a.m. and 1 p.m. Call 634-5583 for information. E Out admitted free. Tickets are available at the door. Air Force Academy concerts for the 2012-2013 season include “Midtown Men” March 8; and “Rat Pack Show” April 19. Call the box office There’s a free parking lot in front of the center. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, at 14th and Curtis streets, has several Broadway productions on its agenda. at 333-4497. Concerts are in Arnold Hall; take “Catch Me If You Can” is Feb. 26-March 10; the North Gate entrance from Interstate 25 “Sense & Sensibility, the Musical” is April 5-May north and follow that road to the Cadet Area, 26; “Peter and the Starcatcher” is Aug. 15-The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum has a near the chapel. 16;“Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” is Sept. 3-6; special exhibit “To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with “Sister Act” is Sept. 24-27; and “Million Dollar NASA” that runs through April 20. The exhibit Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center announces Quartet” is Feb. 25-28. Other productions include examines the Apollo 10 mission and the role of its 2013 theater schedule: “Prelude to a Kiss” “Romeo & Juliet,” through Feb. 24; “Spamalot” Peanuts characters in that flight. In conjunction runs through Feb. 17; “Other Desert Cities” is March 28-30, and “Les Miserables” May 22-26. with the exhibit, “Space Saturdays” feature March 14-31; “The Drowsy Chaperone” is May For ticket information call 303-446-4811. programs related to space topics. The museum, 9-June 2; and “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well at 215 S. Tejon, is free. It is open 10 a.m. to and Living in Paris” is June 20-30. Call the box Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and is at 215 S. Tejon St. office, 634-5583. The theater is at 30 W. Dale St. presents performances at Pikes Peak Center: Call 685-5990 for information. and has a free parking lot in front of the center. • “Appalachian Spring,” Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. • “Casablanca,” Feb. 16 at 8 p.m.The Denver Art Museum has free general Buell Children’s Museum in Pueblo has a new • “Mozart and Prokofiev,” March 9 at 8 p.m. admission Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit in which math plus toys multiplied by art and March 10 at 2:30 p.m. museum is at 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, in equals smart fun. Visitors will have fun while Call 520-SHOW for information and tickets. downtown Denver. A parking garage that charges applying real concepts to creative activities. The a fee is nearby, or use metered parking. “Under the Big Top: Math and Art” exhibit runs Cripple Creek Ice Festival is Feb. 9-10 and 16-17 until June 1. Buell Children’s Museum, 210 N. and features a “Mythological Wonderland” ofDenver Zoo, located in Denver City Park, has Santa Fe Ave., in Pueblo, is open 10 a.m. to 4 ice carvings.There’s an ice slide and ice maze for free admission to everyone Sunday-Monday. The p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is $4 for adults youngsters, carnival-type games and vendors. zoo is open every day, 10 a.m to 4 p.m. through and $3 for children. Visit http://www.sdc-arts.org February, when the hours will be extended. for more information. See story on pages 32-33. The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo has The zoo’s entrance is at 23rd Avenue between Family Theater Series scheduled in its theater: Colorado Boulevard and York Street. The World Arena has Carrie Underwood on Tickets are $8 each; call 719-295-7200. stage Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Call 576-2626 for Performances are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.:Stargazers Theatre & Event Center, 10 S. tickets, which start at $46. “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” is Parkside Drive, hosts a free R&R Military & Feb. 9. Veterans Monthly Music Jam Wednesday, 7-10 The Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade, has “The Mark of Zorro” is March 16. p.m. Stargazers welcomes visual artists, poets these performances scheduled: “Todd Oliver and Friends” is April 27. and spoken word artists, and provides mics, guitar • “Phineas and Ferb Live!” is in the Pikes The Broadway Theatre League has these amp, bass amp and keyboard. Bring guitars or Peak Center Sunday at noon and 3 p.m. productions in the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center instruments needed. Call 476-2200 for information. Tickets start at $19. theater, with tickets selling for $40; call the • “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs,” box office at 719-295-7200.Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-off and Carnivale an Imagination Celebration event, is at 7 p.m. “Hooray for Hollywood is Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Parade begins at 8 a.m. Feb. 9, featuring music Feb. 11. Tickets start at $9. Pre-show activities “Midtown Men” is April 28, at 2 and 7 p.m. and entertainment, along with chefs cooking are in the lobby and milk and cookies. Other performances in the Sangre de Cristo Arts their favorite recipes of gumbo. It’s in Soda • “Dreamgirls” is in the Pikes Peak Center Center theater, with tickets selling for $30 at the Springs Park in downtown Manitou Springs. Feb. 12-13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $38. box office, 719-295-7200, are: The Carnivale Parade follows at 1 p.m., and Call 520-SHOW or 576-2626 for tickets and A John Denver Tribute with Ted Vigil, March 8 runs along Manitou Avenue. information. at 7:30 p.m. “Smuin,” a contemporary dance, April 5 atCelebrate the Chinese New Year Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to The Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., hosts a public 7:30 p.m. 4 p.m. at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium, free day the second Tuesday of each month. “Swan Lake,” a Sangre de Cristo Ballet 221 E. Kiowa Street. The lion dance will be The public is admitted free Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. Performance, is April 19 at 7:30 p.m. and performed. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 to 5 p.m., with free guided tours at 10 and 11 April 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. Debbie Roubal DDS, P.C. Working directly with the military community has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my 20 year dental career. 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32 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 1, 2013 Feb. 1, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 33 Pueblo’s treasure: , Buell Children s Museum Story and photos by Nel Lampe Once inside, visitors stop at the entrance desk to other exhibits and visitors can walk through “Sensations,” soup of the day, sandwich choices and several Italian- Cristo Art Center theater. The next production is “The Mountaineer staff pay admission and learn of a high-tech experience with style entrees. Franco’s True Story of the Three Little special activities scheduled lights, sound and video. Bistro is open 9 a.m. to 7 Pigs,” performed by Dallas Buell Children’s Museum that day. When finished with the p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, and Children’s Theater Feb. 9, in Pueblo is a first-class Exhibits and activities exhibits on the first floor, the number is 719-563-6216. at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. “The children’s museum — a are designed for children ages take the stairs or elevator There’s a small gift shop Mark of Zorro” is March 16, good place to take children 3-13. However, many adults to the second floor. behind the entrance desk at 11 a. m. and 2 p.m. “Todd during winter. There are can be seen using interactive There are more interactive selling souvenirs, pens, Oliver and Friends” is April activities, exhibits, crafts computers or assisting in art computers, a gigantic toys and T-shirts. 27 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and fun things to do. or building projects. Several kaleidoscope, other exhibits Children’s birthday Tickets are $8; call Child Magazine named Southern Colorado artists are and the “Artrageous Studio,” parties can be arranged at 719-295-7100. Buell Children’s Museum as involved with the museum, a large crafts area well Buell Children’s Museum Museum admission is $4 the No. 2 children’s museum creating artistic, innovative stocked with scissors, Tuesdays-Saturdays. Call for adults, with a $1 discount in the U.S. for art and one of and clever displays. markers, paper scraps, Joleen Ryan at 719-295-7200, for military members. the top 25 children’s museums The themes and exhibits ribbons, string and other ext. 7206 to arrange a party. Children are charged $3. in the nation. Exhibits in the are changed a few times supplies for creative crafting. Hours at the Buell The museum’s website is museum are based on art, a year, providing regular For the younger set, Children’s Museum are http://www.sdc-arts.org. Kim Sewell of Buell Children’s Museum shows visitors how to assemble science, literature or history visitors with new experiences. babies and toddlers, there’s Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. To reach Buell Children’s builder boards to make a house. themes. Sometimes the The museum includes the colorful Red Barn area. to 4 p.m. The museum is Museum and the Sangre De children’s exhibit is related to a theater where special Children can play with closed on federal holidays. Cristo Arts Center at 210 N. art exhibits in the Sangre de shows take place or a video age-appropriate toys and Sangre de Cristo Arts Santa Fe Ave., in Pueblo, Cristo Arts Center, which may be shown. puzzles and there’s even a Center’s art galleries, located take Interstate 25 south to is in the complex and has The current exhibit in rocking chair for moms. in the next building, observe Exit 98b (First Street) and galleries, a 500-seat theater and a gift shop. the museum is “Under the Big Top: Math and Art,” People who want to take a refreshment break don’t have the same hours as the children’s museum. Entrance go west to Santa Fe Avenue and turn right. Just the Facts The museum’s 12,000 which is in place until June 1. to leave the building. “Kid’s to the galleries there is There’s free parking in • TRAVEL TIME — 45 minutes square-foot building was On the first floor, children Café,” on the first floor, has included in admission. the lot south of the arts designed as a children’s are drawn to several coffee, soft drinks, milk and Family Theater Series center. Additional parking is • FOR AGES — Families museum and looks friendly interactive computers and juice boxes,breakfast rolls, is offered at the Sangre de at meters along the street. — a three-dimensional, craft tables. There’s a croissant breakfast sandwiches • TYPE — children’s museumAge-appropriate toys and puzzles are available in the Red Barn areafor babies and toddlers. There’s a nearby seating area so parents carved brick “sculpture” is dress-up area where costumes and appetizers. The menu • FUN FACTOR — ★★★★★ (Out of 5 stars) above the entrance and a are available and related to for ages 10 and youngermay watch their children at play. world globe hangs on the overall exhibit’s theme, has $1 snacks and $2.50 • WALLET DAMAGE —$ both sides. Sculptures of including clown costumes. lunches, including a choice scampering children lead There’s a place to relax of sandwiches, pasta, nachos $ = Less than $20 to the entrance and there’s and read books, called the or meatballs. $$ = $21 to $40Pueblo Children’s Museum in Pueblo a carousel pony statue. Lizard Lounge. There are The adult menu includes $$$ = $41 to $60has 12,000 square-feet of space. $$$$ = $61 to $80 (BASED ON A FAMILY OF FOUR) Interactive computers are popular with visitors at the Buell Children’s Museum. Several craft tables are being used by children and adults in the “Artrageous Studio” at Buell Places to see in the Children’s Museum Pikes Peak area. in Pueblo.
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