Vol. 71, No. 5 Feb. 8, 2013 Cavalry rides again Soldiers of Troop A, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, drive their M3A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicles to reach a phase line, where they will move into a defensive posture, during platoon scout training near Fort Carson’s Camp Red Devil, Jan. 26. Following contingency counterinsurgency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, “Bison” Soldiers are getting back to the basics of decisive action training. See story on Page 9. Photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew PorchDOD leadersBudget deadlock could spark readiness crisis By Karen Parrish American Forces Press Service NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press.” The budget provision known as “sequester,” which us to respond to the crises in the world,” Panetta said. “We’ve got to plan for that possibility … but I is set to take effect March 1 unless Congress acts, have to tell you, it is irresponsible for (sequester) to WASHINGTON — Issuing perhaps their would trigger a half-trillion dollars in defense spending happen,” the secretary said. “I mean, why — why instrongest warnings yet, Pentagon leaders said Sunday cuts over 10 years, beyond major spending cuts already God’s name — would members of Congress electedthe budget impasse threatens to create a military in place during that period. Defense Department staffs by the American people take a step that would badlyreadiness crisis. are preparing for the worst, Panetta said. damage our national defense, but more importantly, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Gen. “If sequester goes into effect, and we have to do undermine the support for our men and women inMartin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of the kind of cuts that will go right at readiness, right at uniform? Why would you do that?”Staff, joined in interviews, televised Sunday, with maintenance, right at training, we are going to weaken See Sequester on Page 4CNN’s Candy Crowley on “State of the Union” and the United States and make it much more difficult for Message board INSIDE Happy Valentine’s Day Community members send messages to loved ones. See pages 19 and 27. Pages 22-23 Page 15 Page 7
2 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 8, 2013 MOUNTAINEER WLC honors Ethos code to live byCommanding General: Maj. Gen. Joseph AndersonGarrison Commander: Col. David L. Grosso Commentary by Sgt. Logan Curci not only achieve, but to excel with such a high level ofFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: Warrior Leader Course graduate conviction and fealty for selfless service, that failure is Dee McNutt impossible and victory is all but accomplished. To some, the Warrior Ethos is just a bunch of words I will never quit. This principle exhumes from theChief, Print and Web Communications: taped on an office wall or a reference card tucked into very core, the ability to shoulder crushing burdens and Rick Emert the back of a notebook. 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Feb. 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 3Women in combat rolesArmy must complete analysis before opening jobs By C. Todd Lopez know that it will be some time before G-1. “In order to open any position closed to female Soldiers. Additionally, Army News Service they’ll be able to make any changes that is closed, whether it is due to the there are units in the Army that are closed in their units. military occupational specialty, or the to women, based on the mission of those WASHINGTON — The Secretary “There will be no immediate unit’s mission, all the services have units. So, within those units, even if thereof Defense announced an end to the changes,” said Col. Linda Sheimo, to submit a detailed request outlining are jobs with MOSs that women areDirect Ground Combat Exclusion Rule chief of the Command Programs and the MOS, the unit, the numbers, and allowed to do elsewhere in the Army,for female Soldiers Jan. 24. But the Policy Division at the Human also a legal analysis, that has to go women would not be allowed to serve inArmy wants commanders in the field to Resources Policy Directorate, Army through the Army leadership to the those MOSs within those specific units. secretary of defense.” The secretary’s announcement is The secretary of defense then has expected to change the current policy, to notify Congress of the intent to open and could open up new opportunities those positions, and Congress has a for women in the Army and in the other specific amount of time to consider the services, Sheimo said. issue before anything in the services “The intent of the policy change is can change, Sheimo said. to make every position open, by Jan. 1, “The very soonest that anything 2016, regardless of gender, unless we could happen would be this summer,” get an approved exception to policy to Sheimo said. keep it closed,” Sheimo explained. The Army now has more than 450 Such exceptions, Sheimo said, must MOSs, about 20 of which are currently be approved by the secretary and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The announcement by the secretary Pvt. Cicely Verstein practices amounts to a “reversal” of the current marksmanship on a Fort Jackson, policy, Sheimo said. Where today, S.C., rifle range. Verstein will be the women are excluded from some jobs first female 91M Bradley Fighting and units and a special exception must Vehicle System maintainer, one of be approved in order to get women into six military occupational specialties those particular jobs; in the future, the previously restricted to men. Other policy will be that all jobs are open to MOSs cannot open until the Army See Women on Page 4 completes an analysis later this year. 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4 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 8, 2013McHugh signs ‘Ready andResilient Campaign’ directiveStory and photo by Spc. John G. Martinez aimed at eliminating sexual assault and sexual Army News Service harassment, bullying and hazing, substance abuse, domestic violence and any stigmas or barriers WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Army John associated with seeking help, according to the memo.McHugh directed Monday that programs from McHugh charged Under Secretary of the Armyresilience training to suicide prevention be part of a Joseph Westphal and Vice Chief of Staff of thewide-ranging “Ready and Resilient Campaign” plan, Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III to finalize planswhich will launch later this month. for the campaign and present them to him by Feb. 15. During a press conference at Joint Base The campaign “must be a top priority for all ArmyLewis-McChord, Wash., McHugh said he’s looked at leaders,” the secretary said.47 recommendations from an Armywide Behavioral The R2C will make improvements to theHealth Task Force, which he stood up last year. Integrated Disability Evaluation System and shorten While McHugh said findings of the task force case-processing times, according to the memorandum.have not yet been staffed and are not ready for And it will improve methods to help leaders understandrelease, he did divulge one of the recommendations: high-risk behaviors that could lead to suicide.that all programs dealing with resilience come under The campaign will make resilience training a keya single command authority, the G-1 or Office of the part of all professional military education, accordingDeputy Chief of Staff for Personnel. to the establishing memo. And it will promote healthy “They felt the disparity of command authority lifestyles that are based on the triad of physical Secretary of the Army John McHugh signs a directiveover all of these various programs tended to diffuse fitness, nutrition and sleep. at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Monday, directingthings rather than make them more accessible,” Finally, the campaign will strive to eliminate the development of a “Ready and Resilient Campaign”McHugh said of the Behavioral Health Task Force stigma that might keep Soldiers from seeking treatment to integrate and synchronize the multiple effortsrecommendations. He explained that the abundance for post-traumatic stress or brain injuries. and programs designed to improve the readiness andof programs, and redundancy of services, could “We’re trying to teach Soldiers it’s OK to reach resilience of Soldiers, Army civilians and their Families.sometimes be confusing, making it difficult for out for help,” McHugh said. “You don’t just do that incommanders or Soldiers to know where to turn. a class or two to a young Soldier. It really has to be a “We’re trying to instill into virtually every level In order to eliminate that confusion, McHugh career-long progression.” of training, it’s your responsibility to take care of yoursigned a memorandum Monday directing that The R2C will seek to institutionalize education buddy,” he said.“multiple efforts and programs” be integrated and to promote resilience and build it into professional McHugh lamented the record 325 suicidessynchronized under the Army Ready and Resilient military instruction at various levels of a Soldier’s committed by Soldiers last year. “All of us in theCampaign plan. R2C programs will include those career, McHugh said. Army are deeply concerned about this,” he said.Sequester in combat and training those next to Women open units and MOSs to women, thefrom Page 1 deploy. The chairman detailed what from Page 3 service will focus not only on civilian employees can expect if sequester recruiting from the outside — but Dempsey noted sequester is only happens and they are furloughed. women and if the services want will also look for volunteers frompart of the vise closing around the “They will lose two days per pay to exclude women they must get a inside the Army in order to fillDepartment of Defense. Under the con- period, 20 percent less pay for the rest of special approved exception that important leadership roles in thosetinuing resolution that sets government the year,” he said. explains why they should be excluded. units and MOSs, Sheimo said, forspending at previous levels when an Dempsey noted that despite public The Army has not completed both enlisted Soldiers and officers.appropriations bill isn’t passed, perception, less than a quarter of the analysis it needs in order to open “Leadership is a key element ofPentagon spending for the fiscal year defense civilian employees work in the any more MOSs or units to women, success in this effort,” Sheimoalready is out of balance, he said. Washington area. but the Army already has an effort said. “It’s very important to have a “The combined effects of sequester “There’s this notion that (civilian under way to meet the secretary’s leadership cadre in place. Initially itand the continuing resolution creates a furloughs are) probably OK, because suspense date. will have to come from other MOSsmagnitude of cut in the last half of the they are just a bunch of white-collar “The Army is pursuing a very and specialties.”year,” Dempsey said. “We have to bureaucrats,” he said. careful and deliberate approach,” But for now, Sheimo said, com-absorb $52 billion when you count But 86 percent of DOD’s civilian she said. “As we move forward manders in the field should know thatthe effects of both sequestration and the employees “live outside of Washington, we will open units and/or MOSs as no new positions are open to women.continuing resolution in the last half D.C., are in our schools, in our clinics, in we complete the appropriate “The Army will not open anyof the year.” our motor pools, in our depots, in our assessments, and we will submit position before congressional Panetta and Dempsey both have factories,” Dempsey said. “This will affect those requests to Congress to open notification has been done and thestated repeatedly that defense spending the entire country, and it will undermine those positions.” notification period is complete,”priorities always will be supporting troops our readiness for the next several years.” When the Army does eventually Sheimo said.
6 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 8, 2013Miscellaneous Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationVII Corps Desert Storm Veterans Association — holds its 22nd annual Memorial Ceremony and DFAC Friday Saturday-Sunday Monday-Thursday Reunion Dinner Feb. 23 at the Fort Myer, Va., Stack Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. officers’ club featuring guest speaker Army Chief of 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. Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno. Memorial service is Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. at 6 p.m., “Jayhawk” time at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at Wolf Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. 7:30 p.m. Cost is $75 per person; checks payable to Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. VII Corps DSVA (Attn: Dinner), 2425 Wilson Blvd., Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Arlington, VA 22201. Reservation deadline is Feb. Warfighter Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. 20. Call Hoa McNabb at 703-562-4163 for details.Finance travel processing — All inbound and (Wilderness Road Complex) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family LaRochelle Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. member travel, travel advance pay and travel pay 10th SFG(A) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information.Points only, nondeployable unit — Reinforcement Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs training units provide a “home” for Individual Ready @mail.mil. Use this number to obtain self-help Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. Reserve Soldiers who want to maintain Reserve tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. affiliation. Soldiers considering leaving troop • Base operations contracting officer Hours of Operation program unit assignment can consider the 6399th representative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 Central Issue Facility RTU as a short- or long-term option. Benefits include or email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from earning retirement points and “good” years; optional on snow removal, grounds maintenance and 7:30-10:30 a.m. monthly nonpaid drill weekends; continued military contractor response to service orders. • Initial and partial issues — Monday- training; paid annual training opportunities; earning • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. retirement points via correspondence courses; and 524-0786 or email email@example.com to • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- easy transfer to TPUs if desired. Contact Chief request latrines, for service or to report damaged Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Warrant Officer 4 Lake Gardner at 720-363-0511 or or overturned latrines. • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. • Signs — Call Jim Diorio, Fort Carson Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m.Recycle incentive program — The Directorate of Support Services, at 896-0797 or 525-2924 or • Full turn ins — by appointment only; call Public Works has an incentive program to prevent email email@example.com to request a facility, 526-3321. recyclable waste from going to the landfill. parking or regulatory traffic sign. • Unit issues and turn ins — require Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — is approval, call 526-5512/6477. for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Carson able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building Education Center hours of operation — The Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for 1430, room 233. During duty hours, Soldiers Mountain Post Training and Education Center, the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every should call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone number building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call for after hours, holidays and weekends is 526-0051. • Counselor Support Center — Monday- 526-5898 for more information about the program. Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11First Sergeants’ Barracks Program 2020 — is located Briefings a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours of 75th Ranger Regiment briefings — are held Tuesdays • Army Learning Center — Monday- operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The in building 1430, room 150, from noon to 1 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. office assists Soldiers with room assignments and Soldiers must be private-sergeant first class with a • Defense Activity for Nontraditional terminations. For more information call 526-9707. minimum General Technical Score of 105; be a U.S. Education Support and Army Personnel Testing —Sergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson 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 meets the third Tuesday Fitness Test; and pass a Ranger physical. Call 524- Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to building of each month at the Family Connection Center from 2691 or visit http://www.goarmy.com/ranger.html. 217 and is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC is open to all Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training — Medical Activity Correspondence Department office active members and those interested in becoming is held Tuesday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at hours — The Correspondence (Release of Infor- future SAMC members. The club was originally a Veterans’ Chapel. Class is limited to the first 50 mation) Office in the Patient Administration Division U.S. Forces Command organization of elite noncom- people. Call 526-5613/5614 for details. hours are Monday-Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m. missioned officers but is now an Armywide program Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to noon to 4:30 p.m. and closed Thursday and federal for those who meet the criteria and have proven the second and third Wednesday of each month at holidays. Call 526-7322 or 526-7284 for details. themselves to be outstanding NCOs through a board/ the Freedom Performing Arts Center, building 1129 Claims Office hours — are Monday-Friday from 9 leadership process. Contact SAMC president Sgt. 1st at the corner of Specker Avenue and Ellis Street. a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., located on the first floor Class Dawna Brown at 526-3983 for information. The Retirement Services Office recommends of building 6222, 1633 Mekong Street. ShipmentDirectorate of Public Works services — DPW is spouses accompany Soldiers to the briefing. Call under Full Replacement Value claimants must responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort 526-2840 for more information. submit Department of Defense Form 1840R or After Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the Delivery Form 1851 for additionally discovered of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and first and third Wednesday of each month. Briefing items to the carrier within 75 days online. Claimants cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier Readiness must log into Defense Personal Property System at numbers and points of contact for services: Building, building 1042, room 244, on a first-come, http://www.move.mil and submit the claim within • Facility repair/service orders — Fort first-served basis. Soldiers must be within 120 days nine months directly to the carrier to receive full Carson Support Services service order desk can be of their expiration term of service, but must attend replacement value for missing or destroyed items. reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergen- the briefing no later than 30 days prior to their ETS All other claims should be submitted to the Claims cies or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, or start of transition leave. Call 526-2240/8458. Office within two years of the date of delivery or damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency date of incident. Call the Fort Carson Claims Office • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in at 526-1355 for more information. 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The briefings Fridays, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. 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 processingBOSS meetings are held the first a.m. Soldiers are required to bring Department work orders — Facilities Engineering Workand third Thursday of each month of the Army Form 5118, signed by their unit Requests, DA Form 4283 — is be open forfrom 2-3:30 p.m. at The Foxhole. personnel section, and a pen to complete forms. processing work orders and other in-personContact Cpl. Rachael Robertson at Call 526-4730/4583 for more information. support from 7-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday.524-2677 or visit the BOSS office in room 106 of The Army ROTC Green-to-Gold briefings — are held Afternoon customer support is by appointmentHub for more information. Text “follow CarsonBOSS” the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon only, call 526-2900. 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Feb. 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 7Soldiers vie forbest chef titleStory and photo by Sgt. Grady Jones Carson installation food program manager.3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Joell compared the competition as the Office, 4th Infantry Division Army’s version of “Iron Chef.” “It gives them a chance to crossover Beef tenderloin marinated and stuffed with freelance in preparing and plating dishes,sweet carrots, cheesecake made from scratch and which aren’t normally done in dining facilitiesgourmet bread pudding were just a few of the because of regulations,” said Joell “It givesdishes prepared by Soldiers competing in the 4th them the opportunity to think outside the boxInfantry Division best chef cook-off, Jan. 24. and be creative.” Dressed in their “cook white” and camou- Contestants were judged based on theflage uniforms, two-person teams from the 1st, American Culinary Federation criteria, according2nd, 3rd, and 4th brigade combat teams, 4th to competition judge Thomas Schaefer, AmericanInf. Div.; 10th Special Forces Group Culinary Federation Pikes Peak director of(Airborne) and 214th Fires Brigade, Fort Sill, operations and Pikes Peak Community CollegeOkla., battled for bragging rights. chef instructor. Spc. Michael Hatton, Group Service The judges said they enjoyed watchingSupport Company, 10th SFG(A), and Sgt. Cecil Soldiers display their skills.Lee Parker, Headquarters Support Company, 3rd “These competitors are the cream of theBattalion, 10th SFG(A), captured top honors. crop,” Schaefer said. Each team worked to create a gourmet The Soldiers also said they enjoyed the event.three-course-meal which consisted of an “We had a great time,” Hatton said.appetizer, main course and a dessert, from a Parker contributed his team’s success tomystery basket of food items. Dishes were judged superb teamwork.by a four-man panel that made evaluations “What helped us out was the fact that wein categories such as taste, food-handling work well together,” he said.procedures, cooking techniques and consistencyin recipes. Pfc. Bettie Mays, Headquarters and Headquarters “I think it’s a great opportunity for Soldiers Company, 64th Brigade Support Battalion,to get outside of the dining facilities and 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division,practice the skills that they would use in the marinates sliced beef tenderloin as she prepares her(food) industry,” said Gregory Joell, Fort team’s main portion of a three-course meal, Jan. 24. 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8 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 8, 2013Carson honorsfallen hero vehicle section team leader. Schoonhoven was assigned to the 32nd Transportation Company, 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, Feb. 10, 2011, as a heavy vehicle driver. He deployed to Afghanistan for the third time in November While on a convoy Dec. 14, Schoonhoven’s vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device. He was airlifted to Germany, then eventually to Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where he died Jan. 20. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global Staff Sgt. Mark H. Schoonhoven War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service June 13, 1974 – Jan. 20, 2013 Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Staff Sgt. Mark H. Schoonhoven was born in Development Ribbon and Combat Action andPlainwell, Mich., June 13, 1974. He joined the Army Parachutist badges.in January 2006, and attended Basic Training and Schoonhoven is survived by his wife, TammiAdvanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Schoonhoven, and his children, Ava, Anjelika,Wood, Mo., as a motor transport operator. Sheeshta, Sylvia and Forrest. His first assignment was with 82nd AirborneDivision at Fort Bragg, N.C., where he servedas a vehicle driver. In 2007, he deployed to Staff Sgt. Mark Schoonhoven’s memorialAfghanistan for 14 months. His unit deployed to display sits outside the 43rd Special TroopsAfghanistan again in 2009, when he volunteered Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, during theto deploy with B Company, Division Special unit’s memorial run held in his honor, Jan. 30.Troops Battalion, 82nd Airborne, where he A memorial service was held at Soldiers’performed duties as the operations sergeant and Memorial Chapel that afternoon. Photo by Spc. Gregory Davis We have your HUGE President’s Day Sale February 15 thru February 18 community covered The Fort Carson Community The Business Community Game Consoles Nintendo Wii Console $69.99 The Peterson Air Force Base and The Schriever Air Force Base Community The NORAD Community PlayStation 2 Console $29.99 EXTRAS Xbox 360 Kinect $49.99 Xbox 360 60GB Hard Drive $14.99 Xbox 360 20GB Hard Drive $7.99 Xbox 360 120GB Hard Drive $24.99 PlayStation Move Bundle $22.99 The Legal & Financial Community Call 634-5905 to subscribe or for targeted advertising opportunities www.entertainmart.com
Feb. 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 9 ‘Bison’ Soldiers get back to basics Story and photo by “The problem with using a Bradley as a Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch recon vehicle is that it is very tall, very loud and 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs gives off a lot of signatures,” said Bottomley. “One Office, 4th Infantry Division thing we do is use the terrain to our advantage. We get our weapon system above the high ground Camouflaged by the natural woodland, the to be able to engage the target and hopefully see turret of an M3A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle the enemy before they see us.” rotates to scan its sector near Fort Carson’s Camp During the training, new Soldiers assigned to Red Devil, Jan. 25. the squadron learned their vehicles’ capabilities. Inside the vehicle, cavalry scouts of Troop A, “It’s a big learning experience,” said Pfc. 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Robert Baker, cavalry scout, Troop A. “For the Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, most part, I don’t know much about the system, wait to engage simulated enemy forces. so I have my team leaders and section sergeant to “Bison” Soldiers are getting back to the basics help me out and guide me in the right direction.” of decisive action training after conducting “As a driver, I am learning the ins and outs of counterinsurgency operations in Iraq and what the vehicle can do,” said Baker. “Knowing Afghanistan. the vehicle and the maintenance required is a big “These guys have spent the last 10 years or so part of the training.” fighting the war on terror,” said Staff Sgt. Justin New Soldiers are not the only ones who Bottomley, cavalry scout, Troop A. “What our learned new things during the training. squadron, brigade and elements above us have “Everyone is learning troop leading proce- started to say is that we need to get back into the dures,” said 1st Lt. Samuel Thode, executive doctrinal fight of high-intensity conflict.” officer, Troop B. “Platoon leaders are going During the training, the sections worked through and working with their noncommissioned in small knit groups and focused on working officers to figure out how to put together a mission, as a team. execute a mission, finish it and see ‘here’s what “We get to do our first-, second- and third- we did, what we thought was going to work, why level tasks and learn our jobs,” said Bottomley. it didn’t work, and here is how we can fix it.’” “Normally we don’t get a chance to work purely The scouts are conducting the training in at the section level, and the last couple of days it preparation that will eventually lead to deployment. has just been me and my wingman and that builds “The end state of the training is the Soldiers up teamwork.” are competent at putting together a mission,Staff Sgt. Justin Bottomley, cavalry scout, Troop A, 1st Squadron, The Soldiers practiced some of the tasks by executing it, and ready to do the same down the10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry camouflaging and positioning their vehicle in a line in Piñon Canyon (Maneuver Site), and laterDivision, looks out for enemies during platoon scout training near defensive posture, to prevent the enemy from at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin,Fort Carson’s Camp Red Devil, Jan. 26. moving north. (Calif.),” Thode said. Accessorize. Don’t agonize. If the economy has crimped your shopping habits, Goodwill can help. Find jewelry, scarves and belts to set your wardrobe apart. You might agonize over all the choices – but certainly not the price. DiscoverMyGoodwill.org My one reason? AUTO PUBLIC & DEALER GREAT CHINA BUFFET AUCTION To show I Super Buffet Voted Best in the Springs care about Featuring All You Can Eat Chinese, American and Japanese Cuisine my community. 200-300 units to choose from You only need one reason every auction. Cars, Pickups, to donate plasma. SUVs, RVs, Bank Repos, etc… Find out how becoming a plasma donor can make a 1st and 3rd 2nd Consignments WE NOW OFFER TAKE-OUT FROM OUR MENU & BUFFET* difference for patients and help you earn extra money. Saturday Saturday welcome! *Charge per pound As a new donor, you can earn up to $100 this week. 905 Santa Fe Ave. 2751 N. Pueblo Blvd. Pueblo, CO 572-8009 Airport S. Academy Blvd Satellite Fountain, CO Powers Blvd Hotel Biomat USA Circle Dr 3776 Airport Road Colorado Springs, CO 80910 Pyramid Motors Auctions Co. 628 South Academy Blvd. Exit 25 Great China (719) 380-6991 139 24 Buffet Fountain (Pueblo) 719-547-3585 (Fountain) 719-382-5151 LUNCH DINNER In addition to meeting the donation criteria, you must provide a valid photo Monday-Sunday Monday-Saturday 4:00pm-9:30pm I.D., proof of your current address and your Social Security or immigration card to donate. Must be 18 years of age or older to donate. PyramidAutoAuction.com 11:00am-3:45pm Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm
10 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 8, 2013 Feb. 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 11 Story and photos by Spc. Andrew Ingram “The run is where we really excelled,” said Riggs. As teams began to flood back toward the starting Leaders set standard 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division A battalion physical training challenge on Fort Carson Jan. 23 was dominated by four junior officers, who completed “All four of us are pretty strong runners, so we were able to stick together. I think that set us apart, because some of the other teams had to wait until slower members caught up at the top of the hill or at the finish line.” Following the run, the leaders tested their strength and point, challenges complete, friendly handshakes were given, but no one received a trophy or a blue ribbon. “This is about esprit de corps,” said Capt. Edward Olson, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Bn., 42nd FA Reg. “It’s about setting at PT Competition the six-event competition in 1 hour, 3 minutes, 35 seconds. 1st Lt. John Riggs, executive officer, and platoon leaders, 1st Lt. Andrew Woolen, 2nd Lt. Nathan Winnech and 2nd Lt. Chandler Rochelle, all from Battery B, 4th Battalion, Artillery 42nd Regiment, Field 1st endurance during a five-event, round-robin style gantlet. Competitors executed eight-count pushups, pullups, litter carries, tire flips and a Humvee drag, completing each event as a team; dividing repetitions and labor an example for the Soldiers of this battalion and bringing pride to the Straight Arrow (Battalion).” Brigade Combat Team, 4th between team members to Sgt. Jonathan Overtance and Staff Sgt. Joseph Infantry Division, attributed conserve strength. Donovan, Battery B, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, their win to teamwork. “The Humvee pull was 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, “We are all leaving for the toughest event for us,” pull a Humvee during the battalion’s physical deployment in the next month, Rochelle said. “We had to fitness challenge, Jan. 23. so the name of the game for this pull the thing 100 yards event is teambuilding,” said then pull it back to the Riggs. “Whether we are doing starting location. The way PT or going out to fire rounds, back was brutal.” we do everything in this bat- The competition served a talion as a team. Most of these greater purpose than simple events would be almost impos- bragging rights for the winners sible as an individual, and I or building cohesion within think that is a good lesson for the battalion’s leadership, us, as well as our Soldiers.” said Rochelle. 1st Lt. 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12 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 8, 2013Dog teamsrecertify, earnexcellence rating By Andrea Sutherland Mountaineer staff years sometimes. We’re the ones that identify the area.” “(The certification) is Sgt. Jon Silvey urged his teammate good,” said Silvey after he andforward Jan. 31 at the recreational lot Turbo completed the exercise.near Gate 20. “I didn’t know what to expect.” “Right,” he called, gesturing with Although this was theirhis hand and walking to the right up the first time going through thedirt road between the motor homes certification process, Silveyand recreational vehicles. and Turbo developed a strong “Left,” he said, moving toward bond during their one-yearthe left. deployment to Afghanistan With each command, his teammate, with the 69th Military WorkingTurbo, obeyed, zigzagging his way up Dog Detachment, 759ththe road. Military Police Battalion. As the black Labrador retriever Each year, military bombsniffed the ground, he halted, identifying and drug-sniffing dog teams are Sgt. Jon Silvey, left, 69th Military Working Dog Detachment, 759th Military Police Battalion,a disturbance in the dirt. inspected and must complete directs Turbo, a military working dog, as evaluators critique the team’s performance Jan. 31. After confirming the find with a range of tasks including Silvey and Turbo were one of six military working dog teams to participate in the certificationcertifying officials, Silvey rewarded training missions with explosives process, a yearly requirement for teams. Two teams passed, including Silvey and Turbo.Turbo with a toy ball. The two tussled and narcotics, vehicle searches,for a moment, then Silvey sent Turbo “bite work” and odor detection, observe and trust his Soldiers. including three from Fort Carson,forward again. Macagg said. Teams are also evaluated “(Certification) is the most nerve- completed the certification process in For nearly an hour the two performed on facility maintenance and proper wracking thing,” he said. “Your certifica- January. Two teams passed, includingthe tedious route-clearing mission, one filing of administration paperwork. tion is dependent on so many people.” Silvey and Turbo.of the final tasks during the four-day “There’s a five-page checklist,” Mattingly said to pass, bomb- Teams that did not pass the certifica-military working dog team certification. Macagg said. “This is the first time sniffing dog teams had to score above tion will continue training, with help from “Certification is pretty difficult,” Fort Carson has had two ‘excellence’ 95 percent. On average, only half of Macagg and other certifying officials.said Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Macagg, ratings in a row.” recertifying teams pass. “If we see a training deficiency, wecertifying official and Military Working Staff Sgt. Garry Mattingly, kennel “They’re doing well,” he said. “They keep training,” said Macagg, who hasDog Plans noncommissioned officer, master, 69th MWD, participated in the know what they’re doing. They’re 13 years of experience working withU.S. Forces Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. yearly certification process since he combat-experienced dogs and handlers. military dogs. “It would be a very large“Downrange, you come across stuff that began working with military dogs in They know what they have to do.” injustice just to check the box and nothas been buried for days, weeks, even 2005. Now, as kennel master, he has to Six teams from various posts, provide insight.” Directorate of Public Works Barracks furniture noncommissioned officer in charge. The 1st Brigade Combat Team, barracks. The times designated for accessing individual barracks will First Sergeant Barracks Program 4th Infantry Division, is the first be coordinated with the respective IMCOM 2020 unit representatives began to bar code barracks furniture Jan. 23 as part of a new Installation barracks footprint to undergo bar coding. All room furniture is inven- toried including mattresses and commanders. Soldiers living in the barracks will receive notice from their FSBP mandates Management Command initiative. The IMCOM requirement is to help with property accountability common area furnishings. The FSBP unit representatives are tasked to inventory 33 percent of the buildings representative one week prior to them enter their living area. For more information about thebar coding and to track the life cycle of the furniture, said Master Sgt. Byron Powell, the FSBP 2020 each month with completion by June. The FSBP representatives are developing an inventory schedule for barracks bar coding, contact Powell at 524-3727 or 719-491-0606. The Transcript can publish your NOTICES OF GUARDIANSHIP AND ADOPTIONS NOTICES TO CREDITORS NAME CHANGES For more info call 634-1048
Feb. 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 13Legacy of serviceEnlistment continues family tradition Story and photo by Spc. Nathan Thome to Quinten Ziegler along with more 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office than 100 other new recruits, and promoted outstanding Soldiers to the Every family has a legacy they can call their own, ranks of private and specialist.through bloodline or traditions, and one Fort Carson “To hear that the general was goingFamily just took another step to continue its military to be there to swear them all in, and thenheritage that dates back to World War II. to hear that (Quinten) was going to get Quinten Ziegler took his Oath of Enlistment Jan. promoted to private by the general was25, continuing his Family’s legacy and following in just outstanding, and it shows just howthe footsteps of his father, Staff Sgt. Serge Ziegler. much the military does care about our The Ziegler Family had their first experiences with future Soldiers,” said Serge Ziegler.the U.S. military during World War II in Germany. Quinten Ziegler said being “My dad grew up in Germany during World War promoted at the ceremony was aII ... he and his brother were recruited, not by choice, complete surprise.into the Hitler Youth,” said Serge Ziegler, wheeled “It felt good getting promoted;vehicle mechanic, Headquarters and Headquarters it’s one of those things you don’tCompany, 204th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd expect, but when it happens, it feelsBrigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. great,” said Quinten Ziegler. “Getting“(Eventually,) he and his brother escaped and were promoted is mostly about accomplishingable to get out of the program. They were chased something not only for myself, but forfor a while, so they hid out in different towns and the people around me. I can step upvillages. They started basically taking food from the and be a leader.”U.S. military, and then a lot of the Soldiers found out He said learning the meanings ofwhat was going on and actually started helping them the seven Army values growing up wasout by feeding them. something that just clicked. “My grandfather was actually a German prison “My uncle joined the Army, myguard at the beginning of the war,” Serge Ziegler said. mom wanted to, but didn’t. My dad’s He said his father and two brothers later immi- in right now ... and both of his brothersgrated to Canada to escape the war; then through served,” said Quinten Ziegler. “It’s kindwork processes, came to the U.S. of been one of those things; it’s all I “We all moved to the really know.” States not knowing how to Quinten received support and “My mom speak English, so we (all) …. had to learn everything encouragement from his parents when he told them he was enlisting in always told from scratch,” Serge Ziegler said. “When we the Army. “My parents have always supported me in anything Quinten Ziegler recites the Oath of Enlistment during an induction ceremony, at the Colorado Springs Crowne came to the States, that’s I do, even if they didn’t agree with it, they supported me I was when my brothers and I got interested in the military.” me; so they weren’t surprised when I told them I wanted to join the Army,” said Quinten Ziegler. Plaza, Jan. 25. saying Serge Ziegler joined the Army in 1984 as a He said they responded with “I’m proud of you. You’re doing a good thing.” and experience with the military. “It’s brought us closer together … I’m all for it, cavalry scout. Following his “My mom always told me I was saying ‘hooah’ whatever I can do,” Serge Ziegler said. “I’m trying to ‘hooah’ father’s example, Quinten Ziegler enlisted in the when I (was born),” Quinten Ziegler said. Serge Ziegler expressed his pride and what he teach him now about how to get promoted and what to use and what schools to look for once he gets in. when I Army in the same military occupational specialty. expects of his son. “I actually see him outranking me before too So, I’m pushing him a little bit. “I’m going to do whatever I can to help him,” he Brig. Gen. Darsie long. 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14 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 8, 2013 Breaching the objective Photos by Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch Above: Pfc. Samson Allotey, combat engineer, Company C, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, uses a grapple to conduct manual breaching techniques near Fort Carson’s Camp Red Devil, Jan. 30. The grapple is used to remove obstacles such as concertina wire and debris. Manual breaching is one of many ways engineers are trained to remove obstacles so units can move freely throughout the battlefield. Right: Sgt. Todd White, horizontal construction engineer, Company C, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, takes notes during an operations order brief near Fort Carson’s Camp Red Devil, Jan. 30. White and his squad conducted obstacle reconnaissance training, which requires Soldiers to survey possible obstacles that could impede the unit’s movement. “Comanche” Company Soldiers conducted training in multiple areas to include obstacle reconnaissance, urban breaching techniques and route reconnaissance. COLORADO WOLF LO A WO TAXI AND WILDLIFE CENTER L CEN E Divide, Colora v rado Digital Dispatch 24/7 Friendly Service TOURS TOURS Safe & Reliable Lowest Rates Online Reservations Professional Drivers On B Street 719-444-8989 Facebook P b iPhone & iPad Apps Ap Right outside Gate 4 behind 7-11 SPRINGS CAB, LLC www.springtaxicab.com firstname.lastname@example.org 719-687-9742 · www w.wolfeducation.org n Get Your Geek O Always accepting new patients, and now at caring for Active Duty 2013 Personnel. Claudia Christian (Babylon 5) Smile! FEATURED GUESTS INCLUDE Tony Todd ( ) Plus many other artists, authors and performers in the • Music • Masquerade Contests • Autograph and Fort Carson Families Choose Broadmoor Dental photo opportunities • Family Friendly events for Award Winning Dental Care February 7-10 719-576-5566 Antler’s Hilton 4 S Cascade Ave Downtown Colorado Springs www.BroadmoorDental.com WE ACCEPT METLIFE INSURANCE/PREFERRED PROVIDER www.galaxyfest.org
Feb. 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 15 Fort Carson Soldiers and Family members gather information on services available both on and off post during Destination Fort Carson, Jan. 30 at the Special Events Center.Destination Fort CarsonEvent provides plethora of information Story and photos by Catherine Ross “one stop shop” for the community, Edinger said. individuals to provide feedback on the event and Special to the Mountaineer The event featured Family readiness support collect up to 10 stamps from different agencies. assistants providing Family members an opportunity Completed stamped portions of the passport Balancing free cups of coffee in one hand to sign up for their Family readiness groups; Child, could be submitted as an entry into a drawing forand tote bags filled with information in the Youth and School Services scheduling appointments an iPad and other prizes.other, Soldiers and Family members turned out for central registration; information from local “Hopefully this is of value when they leavein droves for Destination Fort Carson at the businesses; and more. here,” said Edinger of the reference portion ofSpecial Events Center Jan. 30. “There is so much good, free information about the passport. “They have a lot of information here,” said services available to Families as Soldiers prepare The ACS area also combined fun and learningSgt. Christ Angelos, 62nd Sapper Company, to leave,” she said. with displays featuring services offered surrounding4th Engineer Battalion. “They have answers Intermingling fun with information, each a seating area overflowing with Soldiers and Familyto everything.” attendee received a Destination Fort Carson members concentrating on bingo cards. Featuring 45 agencies from the Pikes Peak “passport” as they entered the event. Listing phone “We’ve been holding bingo every five minutes,”region in addition to Fort Carson services numbers and social media sites for Fort Carson said Jean McClintock, ACS Client Operations andand facilities, nearly 4,000 members of the services, the passport also provided space for Relocation Readiness Program manager. Whilecommunity learned about everything from drawing a crowd with the game and prizes,deployment child care benefits to using the McClintock said the ACS corner was able toG.I. Bill at local educational institutions. field a large number of inquiries. “We didn’t know what would be here,” “Deployment and employment informationsaid Spc. April Clark, 4th Brigade Support have been the top two things everyone’s beenBattalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th asking about,” she said.Infantry Division. At another ACS booth, Joey Bautista, “I’m glad we stayed,” said fellow 4th mayoral manager, focused on getting theBSB Soldier Sgt. Angelina Castro, who word out to spouses about the Fort Carsonwas exploring the event with Clark. Both mayoral program.are preparing to deploy. “If their Soldier is deployed and they “I have a daughter, so it’s hard,” Castro need some help, they need to know theiradmitted, but was excited to discover how mayors,” said Bautista, who had been briefingto create a keepsake for her daughter to groups of spouses almost continuouslyhave during her deployment. since the event began. “They need to know “I found this awesome place where they who they are so they can go to them forrecord books,” Castro said. “I was able to set quality of life issues.”up an appointment.” Since all Fort Carson neighborhood The anticipation of what was available mayors and deputy mayors are volunteers,inside the SEC had community members lining spouses were also encouraged to seekup more than an hour before the doors opened. volunteer opportunities, said Bautista, who “We had a crowd at 8 o’clock but we is also the ACS volunteer coordinator.weren’t scheduled to open until nine,” said Army spouse Felicia Johnson saidAnn Edinger, chief of Events and she benefited from the wide range ofEntertainment, Directorate of Family and information available.Morale, Welfare and Recreation . “I usually come to these events to learn “We’ve had a larger turnout (this time) about things I don’t already know about,due to unit deployment support,” she said and figure out what I can participate in,”comparing the turnout to the August she said. “It’s an easy way to find informationDestination Fort Carson event. in one place.” DFMWR staff coordinated the event in Mary Elizabeth Fabian, Religious Support Office, shares information Johnson found time to enjoy some freebiespartnership with Army Community Service. about programs offered at Fort Carson with a Soldier during the as well. Destination Fort Carson serves as a Jan. 30 Destination Fort Carson at the Special Events Center. “It’s fun because there’s chocolate,” she said.
16 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 8, 2013Claims to the Estate unimproved road. Essayons Road is also used to access several ranges and training areas, soStaff Sgt. David Dunlap — With deepest regret to the road remains open during all conditions. In the Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims order to notify the motorists of the actual road against or indebtedness to his estate should conditions, two “Downrange Road Conditions” contact 1st Lt. Ryun S. Haugaard at 524-0457. status signs are now located along Butts andSpc. Michael K. Pritchard — With deepest regret Essayons roads showing whether road conditions to the Family of the deceased. Anyone having are green, amber or red. One sign is at the claims against or indebtedness to his estate should intersection of Butts Road and Airfield Road, contact 1st Lt. Evan R. Crabb at 524-0371. facing north, and the other is on EssayonsSpc. Patrick S. Keuper — With deepest regret to Road just inside Gate 19, facing inbound traffic. the Family of the deceased. Anyone having Clinic name changes — Two of the Family medicine claims against or indebtedness to his estate clinics are in the process of changing names. Iron should contact Capt. Austin Cattle at 524-0371. Horse Family Medicine Clinic (located on the second floor of Evans Army Community Hospital)Upcoming events is changing its name to Warrior Family Medicine Clinic. Evans Family Medicine Clinic (located onCut firewood — The Directorate of Public Works the second floor of the Woods Soldier Family Care is holding a “Cut your own firewood” event at Clinic) is changing its name to Iron Horse Family Turkey Creek Ranch Feb. 15-16 from 8:30 a.m. Medicine Clinic. These are only name changes. to 4 p.m. Interested individuals must bring their Beneficiaries will continue to see assigned primary own chainsaw and safety equipment. Access to care manager/team in their regular clinic location. the area is good, however a four-wheel drive Automated medical referral — A new automated vehicle is recommended. The cost is $10 per half reminder system is now in place for medical cord or $15 for a cord. Payment for the wood is referrals. Beneficiaries who are referred to a by money order or personal check made out to civilian specialist in the network will receive the U.S. Treasury. There are a limited number a phone call from the Colorado Springs Military of permits for the two-day program. Interested Health System. The call will remind patients to patrons must reserve a permit in advance by make an appointment. If a patient has already made calling 526-1692 and leaving a message with a an appointment, an option will allow him to report phone number or by emailing danny.j.gray4.civ@ that information. There is also an option to cancel mail.mil. Individuals will be contacted and given the referral. Unless acted upon, these reminders a permit number. All participants must be present will recur at 20, 60 and 120 days. Call 524-2637 at the parking lot north of the fire station at for more information on the automated call system. Turkey Creek Ranch at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 15 or 16 Thrift shop accepts credit cards — The Fort Carson for a safety briefing prior to cutting wood. 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.com skilled paramedics and ambulance crew willAnnual Weingarten notice — In accordance with for more information or to learn about volunteer be able to administer critical care and aid. the requirements of 5 USC 7114(a)(3), this is to opportunities. Donations may be dropped off at Contact the Emergency Department at advise bargaining unit employees that: you are the store during normal business hours or at the 526-7111 for more information. entitled to union representation in meetings held recycling center located near the main exchange. Prescription policy — All handwritten prescriptions in connection with an investigation if: 1. The IMCOM recruits — Installation Management from a TRICARE network provider will be filled meeting is conducted by one or more agency Command is currently recruiting junior and at the Soldier and Family Care Center located representatives. 2. The agency representatives are mid-level employees to participate in a adjacent to and east of Evans Army Community conducting an examination in connection with an Developmental Assignment Program. DAP is Hospital. When calling in for refills on those investigation. 3. You are in the bargaining unit. 4. designed to support functional and leadership prescriptions, beneficiaries will continue to use You reasonably believe that the examination may training, which is one of the essential pillars the SFCC. A dedicated refill window in this result in disciplinary action. 5. You request union of the HQ, IMCOM Campaign Plan LOE 3. facility will reduce wait time. The SFCC pharmacy representation. All five conditions must be met. Eligible applicants are IMCOM appropriated- is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. toMedical assisting training course — The American fund employees (GS7-GS13) and nonappropriated 5 p.m. The pharmacy is located on the first Red Cross on Fort Carson is offering an fund employees (NAF-5 and below, in positions floor near the east entrance of the facility; park introductory course for medical assisting training. comparable to GS7 through GS13). The DAP in the “G” lot, east of the building. Call Applications may be picked up at the Red is based on a systematic plan specializing in 503-7067 or 503-7068 for more information. Cross office located at Evans Army Community developmental assignments through various 2-1-1 data expands to two counties — The Pikes Hospital near the main pharmacy. The office is functional areas for a period of up to 60 days. Peak Area Council of Governments has partnered open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The program provides multifunctional training with Pikes Peak United Way to include 2-1-1 Applications are due Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. and assignments to strengthen the experience data for El Paso and Teller counties in the Network No late applications will be accepted. Applicants of employees and prepare them for broader of Care for servicemembers, veterans and their must be at least 18 years of age, have a military responsibilities, improve organizational Families. The service directory component of the identification card, hold a high school diploma or communication, and develop well-rounded Network of Care now includes more than 1,500 GED and be a U.S. citizen. Ten applicants will be personnel. Applications can be obtained by local resources to assist the military community, selected for the program and the course will run contacting your organization’s training coordinator service providers and others. Visit http://pikespeak. from April 22-June 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or the Workforce Development Program. networkofcare.org for more information. Call 526-7144 for more information. EFMP — The Exceptional Family Member Share-a-Ride — is a free online car poolFlu shots — Influenza vaccinations are available at Program at Evans Army Community Hospital coordination to and from post, as well as van post clinics and local pharmacies. Soldiers and has new hours of operation Monday-Thursday pool options, typically for those commuting 30 Family members older than 6 months may receive a from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Overseas screenings or more miles to post. Riders are matched based vaccination. Visit http://www.express-scripts.com/ will be conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. on their origination and destination points, as TRICARE/pharmacy/ or call 877-363-1303 option The EFMP office is located in the Pfc. Eric P. well as days and times of travel. Users specify 5 for more information. Visit http://www.evans. Woods Soldier Family Care Center, Pediatric whether they are offering a ride, need a ride amedd.army.mil/PM/flu(underscore)information. Clinic lobby, Room 2103. Contact the EFMP or if they are interested in sharing driving duties. htm or call 526-6422 for appointment information. Department at 526-7805 for more information, When a “match” is found, users are notifiedNew immunization hours — The Allergy/Adult TRICARE online access — TRICARE patients immediately of rider options, allowing them to Immunizations Clinic at Evans Army Community will no longer be able to access online accounts contact and coordinate ridesharing within minutes. Hospital has new walk-in immunization hours: with MHS/iAS username and password. Users Access the ride-share portal by visiting http://www. 7:45-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Mondays must either use a registered Department of carson.army.mil/paio/sustainability.html. through Thursdays and Friday mornings from Defense Common Access Card or register for a Vanpools — Vanpools serve commuters who 7:45-11:30 a.m. for adult immunizations only. DOD Self-Service Logon. Visit: www.dmdc.osd. travel on Interstate 25, Powers Boulevard, Allergy shot scheduling remains the same. The mil/identitymanagement. Patients may also Security-Widefield and Fountain. Vanpool costs clinic will not provide vaccinations on training receive personal assistance in creating an for Soldiers and civilians may be reduced (or free) holidays, federal holidays and during clinic account by visiting the TRICARE Service when using the Army Mass Transit Benefit subsidy. administration time on Friday afternoons. Call Center at Evans Army Community Hospital The program provides the van, maintenance and 503-7379 for more information. or Veterans Affairs Regional Office. repairs, insurance, fuel and has an EmergencyInclement weather procedures for Gate 19 — Ambulance service — Fort Carson officials urge Ride Home feature. Go to http://tinyurl.com/ The Directorate of Emergency Services operates community members to contact emergency FtCarsonVanPool for further details, and to reserve Gate 19 Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to personnel by calling 911 instead of driving a spot. Contact Anneliesa Barta, Sustainable Fort 6 p.m. regardless of inclement weather or road personal vehicles to the emergency room. In the Carson at 526-6497 or email anneliesa.m.barta. conditions along Essayons Road, which is an event of a life- or limb-threatening emergency, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Feb. 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 17Group promotes healthy thinking By Stacy Neumann Medical Department Activity Public Affairs The instructor elaborates oncognitive models and the Yerkes-Dodson law, then the students recitethe three types of responses to asituation: physical, emotional andbehavioral. It’s the kind of lecturea person might expect to find in anycollege psychology class across thecountry. But this class takes place ina Fort Carson conference room. The Medical Department ActivityDepartment of Behavioral Healthdebuted its “Behavioral Health 101”class in November. Each of theembedded behavioral health teamsaround the post conducts the coursefor Soldiers within their brigadeswho have sought behavioral healthhelp. At EBHT 3, the four-weekcourse starts the first Wednesday ofeach month and introduces troops Photo by Spc. Kaila Mugglito the scope of behavioral health started laughing and trading stories responsible for their behavior or Bob Stewart, a psychologist withservices offered on post. Most of about an “activating event” that had responses to various situations,” Embedded Behavioral Health Team 3,the course, though, focuses on basic occurred in the last week. The group Stewart said. “After this class, some captures the attention of a group ofbehavioral health concepts. dissected anecdotes about getting have said to me, ‘I have control over Soldiers as he teaches a healthy “It’s really important for people to pulled over by police, trouble at the my anxiety. I always thought I was thinking class.understand what’s available, but also post office, divorce delays and more. just an anxious person.’”to get a firsthand view of methodology. “I’m big on techniques. Resources A male Soldier said just one weekOur Soldiers should know how to use are helpful. I need concepts and of the course has already helped him. they need help are screened andthe cognitive-behavioral concepts strategies,” said one female Soldier. “It changed my week. I look at diagnosed by behavioral healthpresented in this group,” said Bob “This is teaching me how to approach everything differently. I can examine specialists. They can then be referredStewart, a psychologist with EBHT 3. my anger.” situations before I get irate,” he said. to the class.“I want them to go out and take this Animated and energetic, Stewart “Instead of worrying about something, Near the end of the session,with them into every facet of their went on to talk about how beliefs I smiled and laughed. Everything Stewart turned to the Soldiers andlives. They’re essentially adding to and perceptions can shape a person’s got easier.” threw up his hands: “How muchtheir psychological armor.” reactions to stressful events. Through He smiled and said, “I already control do we have over situations He likes to call his class “healthy personal stories, some theoretical told one Soldier that his anger was that occur in our lives?”thinking.” On one Wednesday morning, models and self-monitoring, Stewart counterproductive.” “Zero,” answered a chorus of voices.he scrawled “Session II: When our wants to help Soldiers respond Stewart said the first two “That’s right,” the recently retiredthoughts work against us” onto the to adverse situations more effectively. iterations of the class have been colonel affirmed. “What we havewhiteboard. Thirteen Soldiers pulled “They’re responsible for their popular and he is hoping to offer two control over is how we respond toout blue folders with worksheets, behavioral health, and they are courses a month. Soldiers who feel the events that occur. Stuff happens.” 2-9 ...... Dotsero - Jazz 2-16 .... Yesterday - Beatles Tribute 2-23 .... ZoSo Led Zepplin Tribute 3-9 ...... Satisfaction A Tribute To The Rolling Stones 3-10 .... Adrian Legg-Guitar Master 3-21 .... Pat Travers 3-22 .... Firefall 3-23 .... Flying W Wranglers 4-6 ...... The Elders - Celtic Rock and many more great events www.stargazerstheatre.com 10 S. Parkside Dr. Colorado Springs 719.476.2200 Become a fan of the Colorado Springs Business Journal on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CSBizJournal Get breaking news and headlines throughout the day, learn about upcoming events, special offers and more!
18 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 8, 2013Engineer ‘driven’ to reduce congestion Story and photo by position is different than the last. Susan C. Galentine “There really is no average day in Rick Orphan, Directorate of Public Works traffic Directorate of Public Works my position,” said Orphan. “I am the engineer, uploads data from the signal controller public relations post’s single point of contact for all at the intersection of O’Connell Boulevard and things related to our transportation Magrath Avenue to check for traffic signal issues. Every day at work Rick Orphan infrastructure, so, on any given day,thinks about improving the flow of I might need to support the (Provosttraffic on the installation to ensure Marshal Office), the Physical SecuritySoldiers, civilians and visitors to Fort Office or any of the various safetyCarson get where they need to go safely. offices in dealing with traffic-related The traffic engineer for the issues; advise or assist the maintenanceDirectorate of Public Works crews responsible for traffic signals,Engineering Division has been signage and pavement stripping;taking care of traffic at Fort Carson review and approve traffic controlfor 11 years through the challenges plans for projects postwide; orof rapid growth and limited roadway attend meetings, both scheduledimprovement funding. and unscheduled.” Orphan is a one-man operation, Recent major projects Orphanresponsible for the management of helped orchestrate include the Coloradothe traffic signal system, overseeing Department of Transportation’straffic control projects to ensure they widening of State Highway 115accommodate and ease traffic bottle- between Gates 1 and 6 and thenecks and conducting transportation reopening of Gate 19, includingstudies, which provide the basis for the planned reconstruction andfuture road projects. He also serves as improvement of Charter Oak Ranchthe installation’s liaison with federal, Road linking the gate to Interstate 25.state and local transportation agencies. “There is significant cost savings Transportation demands never associated with these projects throughtake a break and every day in his the mitigation of traffic congestion,” said Orphan. “Less time stuck in traffic means more time for the Soldiers “Less time stuck and the Fort Carson community,” said Orphan. “Reduced lost time, reduced fuel consumption and lower in traffic means operating costs benefit Fort Carson’s mission and the community.” more time for An example of savings analyzed from one of these projects was found the Soldiers and in a study conducted on the conversion of Specker and Wetzel avenues to Orphan is not slowing down — project is the widening of Butts Road the Fort Carson one-way roads in 2010. The study determined that the weekday peak more traffic projects are on the horizon. This year he plans to upgrade between Titus Boulevard and the Crows Foot Gate to four lanes to community.” hour savings resulting from that project was about $601,000 annually, the installation’s traffic signals using an advanced control system which improve traffic flow out to Wilderness Road and Butts Army Airfield. — Rick Orphan based on avoiding delays in people will enable the coordination of signal Call 526-9267 for more information getting to work. operations postwide. Another large about Fort Carson’s traffic efforts.
Feb. 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 19Valentine messages with lo e Matt, whatever the To: Ivy CDC John, these seven future holds, just We have a great team! Thanks for all the hard months have been know that every day work. You are very much appreciated. Watch amazing being we spend together for valentine surprise in staff lounge! ~ Ruth married to you. I is the greatest day love you so much of my life. I love and can’t wait for you and our miracle! many more years ~ Taryn I love you because to come! ~ Kristen at one point I liked you. I’m IN LOVE with you because at one point I loved Thanks for making you. ~ Happy Out of all theme the happiest girl Valentine’s Day moments in my life, in the world. I feel the ones I’ve spenthappy and complete with you have been when I am by your the very best. I love side! I love you you, Travis Ocker! Matthew! ~ Jackie ~ Amanda 1st Lt. Peter Harris, “I have found the one whom my soul loves.” Song of Liliana, I love you I love you, Sarah! Solomon 3:4. ~ Allie with all my heart Thank you for the and I couldn’t past seven years picture my life of happiness, without you. Happy fulfillment, and Valentine’s Day for being the best mi amor! Happy three-year wife in the world! ~ Love, Andrew anniversary babe! ~ John I love our family! Thank you for all you do for us“A real man treats his and our country. Happy Valentine’swife the same way he I love you so Day to my love, my wants his daughter much! ~ Amber best friend and treated.” Thanks, my partner in life. Tony, for loving You are a wonderful me unconditionally husband and a and showing Ariel Robert, Happy loving father. We unconditional love. Valentine’s Day, love you! ~ Jamaris ~ Miche’l baby. You mean the world to me and I love you more than words can James Allen Sikes, Happy Valentines ever express. Love you are an amazing Day! You’re the best always. ~ Melissa man! I am so lucky guy a girl could ask to be your wife. for and I am looking Happy Valentine’s forward to many Day Love! more adventures My husband and I ~ Your very proud together! ~ Nicole are the military wife, Sarah Romeo and Juliet. He’s my Marine and I’m his Soldier. From the day you I thank God texted me back, till Lt. Col. Thomas P. everyday for him.the very end of time, Moore, to the boy I ~ Spc. Marci Farber I will love you with met when I was 16, everything that I we’ve been through have and everything it all. Here’s to that you have given another 25 years! me. I love you! ~ Love, Tara ~ Beverly I’m so happy you’re back in my arms. Happy Valentine’s Day and happy first Capt. Daniels, after anniversary, Capt. I can’t wait to see 21 years of marriage, Signor. ~ Andrea what the future you are amazing, holds for our family! loving, and funny! I love you with all I may not always my heart! Forever say it or show it, and three days! When we first met, but make no ~ Christy Nolf we were both on the mistake, I LOVE path to nowhere fast YOU! ~ Shameka now three kids later and your career, we Sgt. Balanetsky, after all these years you were clearly destined Caroline, you have been my best friend and still give me butterflies ... Thank you for to be together! I love my rock for 13 years. Happy Valentine’s my happily ever after! I love you babe! you Spc. Orellana! Day and anniversary. Love, Keith Happy Valentine’s Day. ~ Veronica ~ Angelique See Valentine messages on Page 27
20 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 8, 2013Programs strengthen bonds, prevent violence By Sgt. Eric Glassey ACS does can fit under (domestic distress or physical violence to 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office violence) prevention,” said control the other. The other form Steve Frost, victim advocacy is situational domestic violence, Domestic violence is an unfortunate truth coordinator, Family Advocacy which arises from conflictingof society, and Fort Carson is no exception. Program, ACS. personalities between spouses. To curb the domestic violence numbers, Army Ken Robinson, a former Air Frost said situationalCommunity Service offers classes to service- Force and Army chaplain who domestic violence is moremembers and their Families. currently serves as a Family Advocacy Program common in the military than the classic power control. ACS strives to not only prevent domestic specialist for the Soldier and Family Readiness To help educate Families and prevent violence inviolence, but to enhance quality of life for troops Program, ACS, describes two typical forms of the home, ACS offers programs directed to changein various aspects, according to victim advocates. domestic violence crimes. The first is the classic See ACS on Page 25 “When you really look at it, everything that power control where one spouse uses emotional Wiinning S Winning Smiles For Everyone! EXPERIENCED, CARING EXPERIENCED, CARING AND GENTLE RI N D A GEN E ENTL Cosmetic Dentistry Bonding & Veneers Root Canal Therapy Childrens Dentistry Crowns & Bridges Orthodontics Teeth Whitening Oral Surgery Dentures Implants Wisdom Teeth White Fillings Porcelain Laminates Gum Care PROVIDER PROVIDER FOR ACTIVE MILITARY DEPENDENTS I ACTIVE MILITA Y DEPENDENTS I TAR E N T Personal Dentistry Personal Dentistry with a Soft To r Soft Touch for f ouch Children, Parents & Grandparents. r Parents Grandparents. SAME DAY EMERGENCY CARE DAY EMERGENCY CARE A 597-9737 www.powersdentalgroup.com www.powersdentalgroup.com Caring Caring For Smiles Since 1974 FREE First Class Postage for Valentines letters sent to overseas military personnel Now through February 14 & Veterans in VA Hospitals You Name The UPS Store - Fountain 6885 Mesa Ridge Parkway The Fountain UPS Store will (Next to Safeway) It... provide free first-class postage Fountain, CO 80817 (50 cents) for one-ounce valentines 719-390-0745 and letters. Eligible mail must be Mon-Fri: 8:30 to 6:00 Sat/Sun:9:00 to 2:00 addressed to a specific U.S. serviceman or woman assigned a APO/AE address We Got It! or a specific veteran residing in a 100% Veteran Owned & Operated VA hospital, and must bear a Support the wonderful APO/AE Shipping and Mail Forwarding FREE UPS AND USPS DROP OFF SERVICE valid return address. businesses & services that adorn the pages of theupsstorelocal.com/6327 the Mountaineer.
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22 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 8, 2013 Feb. 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 23 Soldiers with 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, receive the unit’s first UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at Butts Army Airfield, Jan. 20. ‘Iron Eagles’ Story and photos by Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault 4th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division Roaring booms of powerful receive helicopter engines announced the arrival of the first 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters at Butts Army Airfield, Jan. 20. In addition to the three Black 1st aircraft Hawks, the unit’s first three CH-47 Chinook helicopters arrived Jan. 22. The 4th CAB currently has six of each aircraft and are expecting to have more than 100 helicopters when fully operational. Capt. Joshua Meyer, commander, Company A, 2nd Battalion (General Support), 4th Avn. Reg., 4th CAB, Three CH-47 Chinook helicopters arrive at Butts coordinated getting the helicopters Army Airfield Jan. 22, and are assigned to the to Fort Carson. He and his Soldiers 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. worked through the weekend to make sure there was a smooth transition when the helicopters arrived. “It’s a big deal for us because it marks the arrival of the CAB here at The 4th CAB consisted of only 50 Soldier training, such as weapons Adams said the structure that stands Fort Carson,” said Meyer. “A lot of people Soldiers when Davis arrived in June and qualification, Soldier tasks and drills out most to him is the first hangar to be from the company, battalion and brigade now has more than 970 Soldiers. He said and other skills that troops need to be completed for the Aviation Support have been working hard for the last six the brigade is projected to be completely proficient at, said Maj. George A. Hodges, Battalion. Most of the projects are months. It means a lot to the Soldiers manned and activated, including operations officer, 4th CAB, 4th ID. proposed to be net zero developments. because they’re going to be working on subordinate units, in April 2014. To house the brigade’s equipment and “The need is there to rebuild that and flying (the helicopters). They have “We are ahead of schedule in a Soldiers, new structures are being built at airfield,” said Adams. “The facilities been very busy working to meet the lot of areas, and areas that we face Butts Army Airfield. The Directorate of that we provide will be top quality requirements so that these aircraft can challenges in are going to be areas Public Works is working to get the CAB’s and will be a great contribution to Fort arrive; establishing and validating our that any unit faces in the Army today, building contracts approved and built. Carson. Our teams of engineers, who systems and procedures for maintenance with funding and facilities,” said The biggest of the CAB’s construction are working with the contractors, are and flight operations. We are looking Davis. “I am really pleased with the projects is a complete renovation of highly professional. The CAB has a lot forward to flying them and maintaining progress we’ve made. Butts Army Airfield. to look forward to with the facilities them at the company level.” “We’ve gotten a great number of The CAB is getting five hangars, that they are going to get and when With the new helicopters, the people in … (who are) ready to work a new brigade headquarters building, they see the work completed, it will be brigade can start working toward full and they dive into whatever their task runway and apron, control tower and a transformed Butts Army Airfield.” activation and completing its mission to is,” he said. “They start building the barracks, said Maj. Eli Adams, an 4th CAB Soldiers worked quickly provide attack aviation, air assault, heavy systems and processes that we need.” Omaha District of the U.S. Army Corps to get their first helicopters into the lift and medical evacuation aviation In addition to the arrival of new of Engineers project manager at Fort hangar and are continuing to work operations in support of 4th Inf. Div. and Soldiers, aircraft and equipment, training Carson. He said there are currently nine on them to make sure all preventive other division-sized units, said Maj. Jason for the brigade is vital to becoming authorized projects out of 27 proposed maintenance, checks and services S. Davis, brigade executive officer and mission ready. construction projects. All projects are are done, so they can be ready to acting brigade commander, 4th CAB. Upcoming preparation includes basic expected to be complete by 2020. train and perform missions.The first UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters assigned to the 4th Combat AviationBrigade, 4th Infantry Division, arrive at Fort Carson’s Butts Army Airfield, Jan. 20. Layout by Jeanne Mazerall
24 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 8, 2013 Cheering to victory Left: From left, Spencer McGregor, Jack Fagnan, Aaron Argeta and Jack Irgens cheer on their cars during the Fort Carson Cub Scout Pack 264 Pinewood Derby, Jan. 26. Above: Pinewood Derby cars sit in the impound lot, awaiting their turn to compete. The top three finishers — Ben Carino, Wolf Scout, 2.445 seconds; Trevor Albright, Weeblo, 2.452; and Jacob Ortega, Tiger, 2.469 — will compete at the district derby, date and time to be announced. Cub Scouts is for boys in first-fifth grades while Boy Scouts is for boys who have completed fifth grade through 17 years old. For more information on Fort Carson Pack 264 email email@example.com. Photos by Christina Codd
Feb. 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 25 ACS couples fall deeply in love with each other, and a mom’s support group. “Just like a from Page 20 have deeply satisfying relationships and Classes for couples include the heart attack, the lifestyle of its attendees to improve the have a strong commitment to each other.” The classes can range from a single Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program, “The Five Love Languages” it’s easier to relationships with their spouse and children. day, such as “The Five Love Languages” workshop, Relationships 101, Saving Your “ACS’s primary job within Family marriage workshop, to the 12-week Marriage Before it Starts, Intimate Allies I change the Advocacy is prevention,” Frost said. parenting classes. and II, and couple’s resilience workshops. “Just like a heart attack, it’s easier to To help parents, ACS offers the “I ask people two questions,” Frost lifestyle than to change the lifestyle than to treat the following resiliency classes: Nurturing said. “What would you be willing to do treat the heart heart attack during the crisis.” The ACS classes are designed to Parenting Programs, Cooperative Parenting and Divorce, Infant Massage, to protect your spouse and what would you be willing to do to protect your kids? attack during enrich Family ties and strengthen bonds. Single Parent Support and Boot Camp This is how you really protect your “These workshops are not just to for New Dads. In addition, ACS offers Family. Go to a relationship class.” the crisis.” prevent domestic violence, but to build a New Parent Support Program that Additional information and class — Steve Frost relationships,” Robinson said. “I teach most offers prenatal and hospital contacts, schedule is available at http://community. of these classes and our goal is to help home visitation, weekly playgroups carson.army.mil/ACS. NATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY Colorado Springs REDUCED TUITION for military personnel AND dependents* Associate, Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees Accounting Business Criminal Justice Healthcare Information Technology (719) 590-8300 firstname.lastname@example.org We are in the Ft. Carson Education Center every Tuesday Ask about our 5 1/2 week classes! National American University is regionally accredited by The Higher LearningCommission and a member of the North Central Association|www.ncahlc.org *Must provide a valid military ID card. 6/2012 The individual pictured is not an actual service member. U.S. SURPLUS WE SELL: AIR SOFT FOOD INSURANCE MOUNTAIN HOUSE HEADQUARTERS FREEZE DRIED at your Fun Store 2475 S. Academy 574-8993HOURS: MON-FRI, 9:00AM-5:30PM, SAT 10AM-4PM
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Feb. 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 27ACS offers couples Valentine seminar By Sgt. Eric Glassey attend the event, which includes lunch. the top 10 principles for deepening programs they reach out and 4th Infantry Division Public “It’s a day we bring couples in love in intimate relationships and get help when something Affairs Office for a short, fun workshop for love,” will have an opportunity to focus on happens in the relationship,” said said Ken Robinson, Family Advocacy what is important between partners, Steve Frost, victim advocacy A free “Be My Valentine” Program Specialist, Soldier and said Robinson. coordinator, Family Advocacycouples seminar offered by the Family Readiness Program, ACS. “We want the couples to come Program. “They realize the classesFamily Advocacy Program is “We’ll be teaching them a model out with deeper levels of love for are about having a good time withThursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for loving each other a little better. each other,” he said. their spouses.”at the Army Community Service It’s educational, but it’s still a The seminar’s focus on Call 526-8747 to register forNurturing Center. fun event.” relationships also provides tools the “Be My Valentine” class. Fort Carson Soldiers and their The participants will learn for conflict resolution. For more information on thesignificant others are encouraged to about the many facets of love, “When couples get involved in class, call Robinson at 524-1991.Valentine messages To: Spc. Amos E. Chase, Happy Valentine’s Day babe! I love you and can’t wait to grow Mark, I’ll alwaysfrom Page 19 old with you. My love always. ~ Tracey love you from the bottom of my heart, always have from the start. ~ Bethany Rick, I am grateful From the schoolyard that you came into to Europe, from sea my life. Everything to sea, through 25 became more moves, with four amazing, fun and beautiful children, adventurous. I you will ALWAYS love you with all be my Cohaney. ~ Di my heart. ~ Susan Happy Valentine’s Day to my lovely wife Jeanne Lopez de Castilla. I love To my wonderful you so much husband, Spc. and can’t wait to Troy, I love you with Aragon, I love start our new all my heart. You you more than chapter in life. mean the world to words could ever me. You’re the best describe. You are husband I could ever my everything. ask for. ~ Judith Happy Valentine’s Day! ~ Patricia True love since Spc. Brock Jones, high school moving cross- To my best friend, ~ David country with you my love and the best has been an amazing soon-to-be father adventure! These in the world! past four months Happy Valentine’s have been the best Day, my love. of my life! Te amo! ~ Kathy ~ Love, Megan If I had my life to live over again, I would find you To the love of my Tom, we have an sooner so that I life, we have spent innate, unique bond could love you 14 years together.that I thank God for. longer! Together Many deployments Be my Valentine for forever *JJV & and many moves, the eighth time? RDV* ~ Jennifer you are still the rock ~ love, Chelsea of our family. Love Circle YES or NO you! ~ Catalina Elizabeth, you are my sun, moon and stars. You are the love of my life. Happy Valentine’s Day. ~ Jake James, this place is Heather, 20 years of our dream come true marriage + 20 years and I am grateful of the military life = we get to spend it one amazing ride! with you. I love you Love Always, Ant always. ~ Christina
28 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 8, 2013Germany begins pet importation fees Commentary by Capt. Emily Stuebing arriving through the Frankfurt International Airport Public Health Command District — is also 55 euros per pet; however, owners who Pet importation requirements can be found Fort Carson present documentation (boarding pass, booking at the U.S. Department of Agriculture reference or ticket) showing they were on the same Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Servicemembers and civil service employees flight as their pets will pay 35 euros per pet. Fees website at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/moving to Germany will now pay importation are increased by 50 percent on weekends andfees upon their arrival. German holidays. regulations/vs/iregs/animals. This fee, which took effect Feb. 1, covers The Frankfurt International Airport staff accepts Check the website regularly asexamination of pets by veterinary personnel from cash (euros only) or credit card; owners are urged country-specific regulations can change.the German General Customs office. The fee will to check with their credit card company prior tobe the military member’s responsibility and will be traveling to ensure the payment can be processedcharged at the port of entry. by a non-U.S. entity. People having pets flown At the Ramstein Air Base passenger terminal into other locations in Germany should contact the vaccination must occur after the identity of thethe fee is 55 euros per pet; credit cards are the only airport border inspection post to determine what pet has been established through a microchip.accepted form of payment. The basic fee for pets fees and requirements apply. Any rabies vaccination occurring before Here are some important tips to remember microchip implantation will not be recognized. before moving to Germany with pets: þ Contact the airline prior to travel for specific þ An international health certificate issued by an regulations, to include temperature traveling official veterinarian and a rabies vaccination restrictions. certificate are required for entry into the European þ The import of pit-bull terriers, American Union. The certificate must be issued within Staffordshire terriers and Staffordshire bull 10 days of arrival. terriers and their crossbreeds is prohibited. þ Pet dogs, cats and ferrets must be identified Most importantly, start the process of getting with a microchip compatible with International a pet ready for travel at least six months prior to Organization for Standardization 11784 or 11785. the departure date. The Fort Carson Veterinary Compatible microchip brands include Home Center can help with the process by providing the Again, Datamars, ResQ and Avid. necessary vaccines, health certificate and education þ Pets older than three months must be vaccinated prior to the move. The center is located at 1535 against rabies. If bringing a kitten or puppy into Sheridan Ave. in building 6190, and the staff can Germany that is not older than three months, be contacted at 526-3803. owners need to purchase an import permit from Pet importation requirements can be found the state authority of the future domicile and at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal the state authority of the port of entry (contact and Plant Health Inspection Service website at information is available at http://www.germany.info http://www.aphis.usda.gov/regulations/vs/ and click on “Visa, Passport & Legal” and iregs/animals. Be sure to check the website regularly then “Pets: Cats, Dogs, Ferrets.” The rabies as country-specific regulations can change. Let all that you do be in love. I Corinthians 16:14 Saturday, February 23, 2013 • 8:30am to 3:30pm Host Church: Sunnyside Christian Church 2025 North Murray Tickets: $40 including Lunch Speakers: Patti Davis • Keeta Middleton • Macki Jones Comedian: Stacy Pederson Register Online: www.heartbeatofawoman.com or Contact: Bobbie Hagar at 719.382.7417 or 719.337.0604 BUY 10 TICKETS & GET 1 FREE ADMISSION to your new Home Find your dream home... Check out our Welcome Home section in front of the classiﬁeds!
Feb. 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 29 Commentary by trying to discover what you for fellow believers to assist Chap. (Maj.) Doug Ball believe, working to establish you in your spiritual journey, 2nd Brigade Combat a spiritual walk or well on you can find authentic, Team, 4th Infantry the way in your spiritual loving and lasting personal Division journey, we want to help lead relationships at Chapel Next. you to the next step in an We believe that the In 2008, I had the ever-deepening relationship wholeness, significance, opportunity to be on the with Jesus Christ. passion and purpose that ground floor as one of the We believe that worship you are seeking can be chaplains starting a new in a chapel can be exciting found — right now, here in chapel service on post — contemporary and the Army — when we are called Chapel Next. cutting-edge worship music, part of God’s kingdom Now, after a few years video segments and real-life through Jesus Christ. As we away from Fort Carson, I application of God’s word. spread the message of God’s have the unique opportunity Worship involves entering love through actions and to come back and work with God’s presence and being words and discover the the Chapel Next service once changed by him, and we purposes for which God has again. It is now a thriving just don’t think that should created us, we find fulfillment service that has been steadily be boring. and meaning in life. growing over the past year We believe that you’re So we invite you toService tailors to under the leadership of looking for more than just join us. Chapel Next meets Chap. (Maj.) Pete Keough. a chapel service; you want at Veterans Chapel, on Titus As Chapel Next, our a chapel community — Boulevard between Barkeley desire is to work with the fellowship, small groups and McGrath avenues. next generation of Soldiers and people who love and The service begins at 10 a.m. younger crowd and Families. We are support you through tough Sunday and lasts about specifically working to times. If your spouse is an hour. We can’t promise provide a chapel experience deployed and you need a that we can change your that serves and appeals to “family,” if you are new to life, but we can promise that our single Soldiers and the Army and looking for taking the next step with younger Families. Whether friends, or if you are looking Christ will transform it.Chapel briefsFacebook: Search “Fort Carson Chaplains (Religious Support Office)” for the latest Chapel Schedule events and schedules. ROMAN CATHOLICIntimate Allies 2 — “Growing Close, Growing Day Time Service Chapel Location Contact Person Strong, The Science and Theology of Successful Saturday 4-45 p.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Saturday 5 p.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Loving Relationships,” will be presented Feb. 23 Sunday 8:15-8:45 a.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Sunday 9 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Chapel. The couples’ workshop will be facilitated Sunday 10:30 a.m. Religious education Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 Sunday 10:30 a.m. RCIA Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 by Ken Robinson, Army Community Service Sunday 11 a.m. Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 Family Advocacy Program specialist. Registration Mon-Fri 11:45 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 deadline is Friday. Contact Pat Treacy at 524- Mon-Thurs noon Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 2458 or email email@example.com. PROTESTANTMilitary Council of Catholic Women meets Friday 4:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer, Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 Bible Study Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Soldiers’ Sunday 9 a.m. Protestant Healer Evans Army Hospital Chap. Gee/526-7386 Memorial Chapel. For information call Sunday 9 a.m. Communion Service Provider Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Landon/526-2803 Sunday 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 526-5769 or visit “Fort Carson Military Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Council of Catholic Women” on Facebook. Sunday 11 a.m. Protestant Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316Knights of Columbus, a Catholic group for Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Ursula Pittman/503-1104 Sunday 10 a.m. Chapel NeXt Veterans Magrath & Titus Chap. Palmer/526-3888 men 18 and older, meets the second and fourth Sunday 2:30-4:30p.m. Youth ministry Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Tuesday of the month at Soldiers’ Memorial Tuesday 9:30 a.m. PWOC Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 Chapel. Call 526-5769 for more information.Protestant Women of the Chapel meets Tuesday JEWISH Fort Carson does not offer Jewish services on post. Contact Chap. (Lt. Col.) Fields at 503-4090/4099 for Jewish service and study information from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Free child care is available. Email ISLAMIC SERVICES firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
30 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 8, 2013Police blotter The following crimes were committed on the Fort Carson installation Jan. 1-31.AWOL or desertion crimes 1 — servicemember was cited for drunk 6 — servicemembers were cited for 1 — servicemember was cited for desertion. and disorderly. weapons violations.27 — servicemembers were cited for AWOL. 2 — civilians were cited for use of other drugs. 5 — servicemembers were cited for larceny, theft or shoplifting.Motor vehicle crimes Miscellaneous crimes 10 — civilians were cited for larceny, theft 2 — servicemembers were cited for careless 10 — servicemembers were cited for assault or shoplifting. or reckless driving. or menacing. 3 — servicemembers were cited for wrongful18 — servicemembers were cited for DUI, DWAI, 8 — civilians were cited for assault or destruction or criminal mischief. DUID or excessive alcohol content. menacing. 1 — civilian was cited for burglary, criminal 8 — civilians were cited for DUI, DWAI, DUID 7 — servicemembers were cited for spouse trespass or unlawful entry. or excessive alcohol content. abuse or domestic violence. 3 — servicemembers were cited for other crimes.13 — servicemembers were cited for traffic 4 — civilians were cited for domestic violence. 4 — civilians were cited for other crimes. accident, damage to government or private property. 2 — servicemembers were cited for traffic accident, injury/destruction of property. 4 — civilians were cited for traffic accident, damage to government or private property.23 — servicemembers were cited for traffic violations. 5 — civilians were cited for traffic violations.Drug and alcohol crimes(not including motor vehicles) 4 — servicemembers were cited for controlled substance violations, marijuana or paraphernalia. 4 — civilians were cited for controlled substance violations, marijuana or paraphernalia. 1 — servicemember was cited for controlled substance violations, synthetic cannibanoids/spice. 21 MONTHS OR LESS Get 5 0" 90 DAYS SAME AS 90 DAYS Rent-A-Center’s CASH PRICE: $1,109.64 SAME AS CASH WORRY-FREE Price: $1,819.09 OR 15.6" $ 19 On Your Choice Of One 99 Per Week† SIN PREOCUPACIONES 15 OFF % †† 15 MONTHS OR LESS Come Visit One of Our 10 Locations MI LIT AR Y DIS CO UN T 90 DAYS SAME AS CASH PRICE: $727.64 in the Colorado Springs and Pueblo Area The advertised transaction is a rental-purchase agreement. †Offer good while supplies last and cannot be combined with any other promotion. The “Total of All Payments” does not include applicable sales taxes or optional fees and other charges (such as late charges) that you may incur. Advertised rental rates and terms are for new merchandise. Prices not valid outside U.S. Advertised rates start 1/28/13 and end 2/9/13. ††Must present valid military ID to receive offer. 15% discount may be applied on new agreements for new or pre-leased merchandise or “cash and carry” sales. Product availability may vary by store. Free-rent offers will not reduce total rent or purchase-option amounts. You will not own the merchandise until the total amount necessary to acquire ownership is paid in full or you exercise your early purchase option. Ownership is optional. See Store Manager for complete details. Consulta con el Gerente de la Tienda para los detalles completos. *Agreement requires ren 58 77 ce veriﬁcation of residence, income and four personal references. ta nte 7. r. c o 87 m 800. ROP1302_MIL_COL AND OPENING GET THE BEST RETURN TriCare Prime offers off-base GR FEBRUARY 8TH FOR YOUR MONEY routine eye examination beneﬁt! Liberty offers fast, accurate No out-of-pocket cost for & friendly services an eye exam for glasses! Board Games 10% MILITARY File your taxes with us and get $50 now! Arcade DISCOUNT referral is We will No Primary Care Games call for Demo Games necessary. Simply . at 6pm an appointment Magic the Friday Night Gathering and all day The doctors next to LensCrafters are contracted Specialty Saturday! If’s HWY 115 Tricare Prime Providers. They offer three convenient Join us as we raffle free to play N Colorado Springs Locations for eye examinations. Exam Coffees & Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd. off a free $50 game and fun for includes digital retinal imaging at no additional cost. Pastries everyone! 445 E. Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd. 3047 Jet Wing Dr. Colo. Spgs. CO 80906 Southside Between Northside Colorado Springs, CO 80916 (719) 571-9930 www.jsgameroom.com Hwy 115 next to Albertsons 598-1392 548-8717 598-5068 Like us on facebook – jsgameroomcafe With paid tax preparation. Valid only at participating locations. Cannot be combined with other offers TriCare Standard, TriCare Reserve and TriCare for Life also accepted. Prescriptions may be ﬁlled 719-229-5504 or used toward past services. One coupon per return. Valid through 2-15-13. anywhere. Contact lens evaluation available for additional cost. Call for program details.
Feb. 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 31Football fans unite for Super BowlStory and photo by Walt Johnson Mountaineer staff Members of the community gatheredat the Foxhole Sports and EntertainmentLounge Sunday to watch the BaltimoreRavens and San Francisco 49ers battle itout in Super Bowl XLVII. As the crowd began to gather, itbecame obvious that the room would notbe filled with Ravens and 49ers fans, butfootball fans who anticipated seeing agood game and being in good company. Colton King was watching theNational Football League championshipgame for the first time in three years. Hewasn’t interested in last year’s matchupbetween the New England Patriots andNew York Giants and was deployed forthe two prior Super Bowls. King said he thought it was goingto be a close game this year and thathe liked the storyline of the brothers,Jim and John Harbaugh, coachingagainst each other. “There are other good storylines, too— this being Ray Lewis’ last game and arookie quarterback for the 49ers, but I thinkthe Ravens will win the game,” he said. Fort Carson patrons enjoy some free refreshments prior Frankie Navarro, who will soon be Adam Lovewell and his wife, Kayla Lovewell, to watching the Super Bowl Sunday at the Foxhole Sportsassigned overseas, said it was a chance for him brought their daughter to the lounge to watch the and Entertainment Lounge.to feel close to one of his hometown teams and game because they wanted to return to the loungewatch the game with fellow Soldiers before because they enjoyed the atmosphere during the second-half kickoff for a Super Bowl recordleaving the country. the Super Bowl the past few years. 108-yard touchdown. Following a 34-minute power “I’m rooting for the 49ers to win today. I’m “We have been here before and the last time we outage at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in Newfrom California, so I’ve got to root for the home came it was a lot of fun,” said Adam Lovewell. Orleans, the 49ers stormed back, outscoring theteam. I came today because I think (it) is a good “We decided we wanted to come back again this Ravens 23-3 to pull within five points. The Ravensthing that the post has something like this where year to watch the game with members of the added a late field goal and then stopped the 49erspeople in the barracks can come and watch the post community. My wife and I consider this a following a first and goal inside the 10 yard line.game with other Soldiers and Family members. I very positive experience and a nice setting to The Ravens opted to run the clock on fourth downthink it’s a good thing that the post thinks about watch the game.” prior to taking a safety. Time expired on theSoldiers in this way and gives us an opportunity to The Ravens owned what seemed to be a ensuing free kick and the Ravens raised the Vincewatch a game in a venue like this,” Navarro said. comfortable 28-6 lead after Jacoby Jones returned Lombardi Trophy following a 34-31 victory. Mountaineer Sports Feature Master Sgt. Mark Vasquez, right, Colorado National Guard, presents a trophy to Doherty High School volleyball coach Tara Hittle, second from right, and members of the Colorado State 5A champion Spartans team during a ceremony Saturday at Doherty High School in Colorado Springs. Vasquez said the award was presented as part of the Army’s partnership with Max Preps, which nationally recognizes the top 100 high school teams in the country. The volleyball team was ranked No. 13 in the country after winning the state championship in November. Photo by Walt Johnson
32 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 8, 2013 BENCH On theCheyenne Shadows Golf club officials will be offering an opportunity for golfers to fine-tune Strong rebound Torrence their game during the month of February. Daniels, of the Officials said the program, only offered in Fort Carson February, includes a video swing analysis and youth center one lesson focusing on the power game and one 13-15 year old on the short game. The offer must be purchased team, grabs a this month, but can be redeemed at any time. rebound away For more information contact the golf from a Peterson course at 526-4122. Air Force BaseAir Force Academy women’s team coaches and player Saturday players hold sports clinics Saturday from at Peterson. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Cadet Gym. The youth Clinics, which include basketball, soccer, traveling team volleyball, tennis and fencing, are open to girls will play at through eighth grade (brothers and friends may the YMCA on also attend). T-shirts will be provided while Jetwing Drive supplies last. Participants and their families in Colorado receive free admission to the women’s basketball Springs game against Nevada at 2 p.m. in Clune Arena. Saturday as itCheyenne Shadows Golf Club will have a number continues of events to kickoff the spring season. league action. The “Club for Kids Day” activity, open to youth ages 6-16, is set for April 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The active-duty post championship is scheduled April 14-15.The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare Photo by Walt Johnson and Recreation Sports and Fitness Division has announced its monthly drawing winners. Congratulations to Trinity Southworth, Johnston, a 2016 Paralympic Games hopeful in start at 7 p.m. The Lady Trojans close out their winner of the Thunder Alley Bowling Center’s triathlon, who used sports in his rehabilitation regular season with a home contest Feb. 19 when drawing and Chase Williams, winner of the after losing his left leg below the knee following they host the Doherty Spartans at 7 p.m. and then Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club drawing. a 2003 motorcycle accident. travel to Palmer High School Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.The U.S. Paralympics organization is urging Logon to the VA website, http://www.va. The Trojan boys’ team travels to Liberty veterans and servicemembers with a physical gov/adaptivesports, to find sport programs and High School Saturday at 7 p.m. The team hosts disability to get involved in community events in the local community. the Pine Creek Eagles Tuesday and the Rampart sports programs. The Fountain-Fort Carson High School girls’ and Rams Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. The Trojans last regular In collaboration with the U.S. Department boys’ basketball teams are heading down the season road game will be Feb. 19 at Doherty of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Paralympics released homestretch of their regular seasons. High School before closing out its regular season a 30-second public service announcement, at The Lady Trojans host Liberty High School Feb. 22 hosting the Palmer Terrors. http://bit.ly/WA2DD7, that describes the program. Friday and then travel to Pine Creek High School The Mesa Ridge High School girls’ and boys’ The video features U.S. Navy veteran Michael Tuesday and Rampart High School Feb. 16; games basketball teams wrap-up regular season play this month. The undefeated Lady Grizzlies are currently Long shot ranked No. 13 in the Colorado 4A state rankings. The Lady Grizzlies travel to Coronado High School Tuesday to meet the Lady Cougars before hosting the Woodland Park Panthers Feb. 15. The Lady Grizzlies will then travel to Wasson High School Feb. 19 before closing out their regular season schedule Feb. 21 when they host the Mitchell Marauders. All games start at 7 p.m. The Grizzlies boys’ team will host Coronado High School Tuesday. The team will travel to Woodland Park to meet the Panthers Feb. 15 Fort Carson Lakers before hosting its last home game against the player Carmie Wasson Thunderbirds Feb. 19. The team will then play its final road game of the regular Arana, 1, fires a season Feb. 21 when it travels to Mitchell High two-point shot School. All games start at 7 p.m. toward the basket Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center will host during a game at a basketball skills contest March 20. the youth center Officials said the facility will host a Saturday. The 3-points shooting and slam dunk contest at post youth are in 6:30 p.m. The event is open to all Department action Saturdays of Defense identification card holders. People beginning at interested in participating in the contest can 9 a.m. with sign up at the front desk at the fitness facility. The deadline for entering the competition is games running March 1. For more information contact the concurrently fitness center at 526-3972. until 1 or 2 p.m. The Colorado Springs Flames, a semipro football team that features military members, is beginning training for the upcoming Colorado Football Conference season. Anyone interested in trying out for the Flames should attend the mini-camps held Sundays at 2 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1200 Cresta Road in Colorado Springs. The reigning champion begins its title defense Photo by Walt Johnson May 4 against the Colorado Springs Cyclones. — Compiled by Walt Johnson
Feb. 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 33Mountaineer Athlete of the Week Tracy McDaniel Youth basketball coach What do you like best about coaching youth sports? The best thing about coaching youth sports is watching the fun the kids have. At this point, the kids may not have the best skills they will (ever) have, but it’s great to see them out having fun and learning the skills involved in the game. What is your best personal sports moment? I was playing basketball for my unit at my first duty station, and in the first game I played for them, I was able to hit a game-winning shot. I was at the free-throw line; I went for jump shot and I made it. We were tied at the time so there wasn’t too much pressure. If I missed the shot, we would go to overtime. What would you consider your best professional sports moment? I grew up in Indiana as a big Michael Jordan fan and my favorite moment is when he made that shot over Craig Ehlo of the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the playoff series (in 1989). If you could change anything in sports what would it be? I would like to see the NBA go to a best-of-five series until they get to the conference and NBA Finals. I think it would make the playoffs more competitive in the earlier rounds with teams knowing they don’t have as many chances to win. If you could meet any athlete who would it be? I would love to be able to spend some time with Michael Jordan. Growing up I met (his Chicago Bulls teammates) Horace Grant and Scottie Pippen, but Michael is the one person I would love to talk with to get some tips on the game of basketball. People who don’t know me would be surprised to know ... I take a lot of pride in being a youth basketball coach. I like to make sure that the kids don’t feel pressure to play and know how much fun the game is. The kids like to win, but (winning is) not the biggest thing in the world ... to them (it’s) having fun (playing the game). Photo by Walt Johnson Now accepting appointments in our new location. COLORADO SPRINGS 660 South Pointe Court,PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Suite 100 719-596-2097 Little People, Big Smiles Welcoming New Patients Technology with a Caring Touch Specialized treatment planning for all ages Treatment under conscious sedation and general-anesthesia Digital radiography for pinpoint treatment plans and reduced radiation exposure Jeff Kahl, DDS Parents can stay with children during treatment Derek Kirkham, DDS Most insurance accepted including Military and Medicaid Zachary Houser, DMD 719-596-2097 (719) 522-0123660 South Pointe Court, Suite 100 9480 Briar Village Point, Suite 301 www.cspediatricdentistry.com
34 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 8, 2013 Feb. 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 35Planes, trains and automobiles are in Forney A Ford Fairlane Skyliner was manufactured in 1957-59. It had a retractable hard top. Museum of Transportation Story and photos by stored in another building and cars Nel Lampe are rotated through the museum Mountaineer staff when displays are changed. Although cars make up the The Forney Museum of largest part of the museum’s display, Transportation has more cars than other modes of transportation trains and planes — dozens of are exhibited. automobiles are on display. Some There’s the Big Boy steam cars have historic significance, such locomotive, one of the largest as the 1923 Kissel yellow roadster locomotives ever built, as well that belonged to aviator Amelia as a locomotive made in Germany Hearing about his old car, books, train-related items, videos and Earhart. She was the first woman and train cars from the Denver people began offering to trade their children’s pedal cars. There are T-shirts, pilot to cross the Atlantic. and Rio Grande Railroad. old cars for the welders they needed. caps, games and cups. There’s the 1923 Hispano Suiza The collection includes stage Forney made the trades and his car Admission is $8 for adults and Victoria Town Car that had six wheels. coaches, carriages, bicycles, trolleys, collection grew. $4 for children ages 3-12. Children It was built for a king who was wagons and a 1923 Case tractor He drove some of his old cars under 3 are admitted free. There’s deposed before the car was finished. that could run on straw, wood or in parades and people kept asking to a $1 discount for active-duty A 1927 Rolls Royce, coal. Also, a bus made of wood, visit his collection. servicemembers. The website is originally owned by Prince Aly a sputnik satellite replica and an He first opened a museum to http://www.forneymuseum.com. Khan, is displayed. aircraft are displayed. house his car collection in a Denver To reach Forney Museum of There are unusual cars on There are dozens of motorcycles shopping center. He later moved the Transportation, take Interstate 25 display, including a pink Brewster — Hondas, Indians and Harley- museum to a brick warehouse near north until it intersects with Interstate that has a heart-shaped grill, a car Davidsons, including a collection of downtown Denver. 70, then take I-70 east to the Brighton with only three wheels and a car that 50 vintage cycles that belonged to After 30 years in the warehouse, Exit, go south to the museum, near could run on land and in water. Walter Timme, a dealer from Pueblo. Forney decided to move the museum the coliseum. There are early cars by makers No one could imagine that again, rather than refurbish the most people never heard of — one Kissel car could lead to such a warehouse. The transportation Vauxhall, Metz, Maxwell, Saxon, Cord, REO, Sears, Pope-Tribune, massive collection. J.D. Forney was always a hard collection was stored while the new location was prepared. Just the Facts Knox, Nyberg, Hupmobile, Franklin, worker; growing up on a farm. After The new museum opened in 2001. • TRAVEL TIME — 1 hour plus Empire and Cole. Those cars are college, he was an encyclopedia Forney Museum of Transportation in the museum, along with cars salesman and sales were slow during is a good place to visit on a cold or • FOR AGES — anyone that were driven by people a the depression. rainy day. People of all ages can spend • TYPE — museum couple of generations ago, such as the Studebaker, Hudson, Edsel To support his family, he invented an instant heat soldering iron and time looking at old cars, motorcycles and trains. All displays are inside. • FUN FACTOR — ★★★★ (Out of 5 stars) and Packard. other farm welders. He also created The museum is at 4303 Brighton There are two cars in the battery chargers, vacuum cleaners Blvd.; call 303-297-1112. It’s open • WALLET DAMAGE — $$ museum that visitors can get into — and an aircraft, and founded Forney Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. a Model T Ford and a Jeep. Industries in Fort Collins. A special exhibit in the $ = Less than $20 Despite the large number of His family thought he worked museum until April 30 is “Woodie $$ = $21 to $40 cars displayed, there’s not room too hard, and to distract him, found a Station Wagons.” $$$ = $41 to $60A 1909 Empire Touring Car, built in Indianapolis is in the museum. An Empire car for all of them in the 140,000 Kissel car like the one he’d driven The museum also has a gift shop $$$$ = $61 to $80was the first car to try out the new paved surface of the Indianapolis Motor square-foot museum. as a teenager. He had it painted that features transportation-related (BASED ON A FAMILY OF FOUR) Visitors look at The Big Boy Train in the Forney MuseumSpeedway in 1909. The rest of the collection is yellow and drove it to work. items, including miniature cars, of Transportation in the Denver area. Brewster & The Pikes Peak Company produced Diner Car seats bodies for other 36 people and manufacturers was used on the and for a few years Denver and Rio produced its Grande Railroad, own line of luxury which was started and expensive by Gen. William automobiles in Palmer, founder of Long Island City, N.Y. Colorado Springs. In 1934 this popular Dining cars were model was a hit at very luxurious. the 1934 Auto Show and sold for $3,500. Places to see in the Pikes Peak area.
36 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 8, 2013 Buell Children’s Museum in Pueblo has a new • “Casablanca,” Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. GT E exhibit in which math plus toys multiplied by art • “Mozart and Prokofiev,” March 9 at 8 p.m. equal smart fun. Visitors will have fun while and March 10 at 2:30 p.m. applying real concepts to creative activities. The Call 520-SHOW for information and tickets. “Under the Big Top: Math and Art” exhibit runs Out until June 1. Buell Children’s Museum, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., in Pueblo, is open 10 a.m. to 4 Cripple Creek Ice Festival is Saturday-Sunday and Feb. 16-17 and features a “Mythological p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is $4 for adults Wonderland” of ice carvings.There’s an ice and $3 for children. Visit http://www.sdc-arts.org slide and ice maze for youngsters, carnival-typeThe Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum has a for more information. games and vendors. special exhibit “To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA” that runs through April 20. The exhibit The World Arena has Carrie Underwood on The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo has examines the Apollo 10 mission and the role of stage Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Call 576-2626 Family Theater Series scheduled in its theater: Peanuts characters in that flight. In conjunction for tickets, which start at $46. Tickets are $8 each; call 719-295-7200. with the exhibit, “Space Saturdays” feature Performances are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.: programs related to space topics. The museum, The Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade, has “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” is at 215 S. Tejon, is free. It is open 10 a.m. to these performances scheduled: Saturday. 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and is at 215 S. Tejon St. • “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs,” “The Mark of Zorro” is March 16. Call 685-5990 for information. an Imagination Celebration event, is at 7 p.m. “Todd Oliver and Friends” is April 27. Monday. Tickets start at $9. Pre-show activities The Broadway Theatre League has theseMumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-off and Carnivale are in the lobby and milk and cookies. productions in the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Parade begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, featuring music • “Dreamgirls” is in the Pikes Peak Center theater, with tickets selling for $40; call the and entertainment, along with chefs cooking Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start box office at 719-295-7200. their favorite recipes of gumbo. It’s in Soda at $38. “Hooray for Hollywood is Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Springs Park in downtown Manitou Springs. •”Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular” is Feb. 17 at “Midtown Men” is April 28, at 2 and 7 p.m. The Carnivale Parade follows at 1 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Other performances in the Sangre de Cristo Arts begins at Memorial Park in Manitou Springs •”West Side Story” is March 12 at 7:30 p.m. Center theater, with tickets selling for $30 at and runs along Manitou Avenue. Call 520-SHOW or 576-2626 for tickets and the box office, 719-295-7200, are: information. A John Denver Tribute with Ted Vigil, March 8Celebrate the Chinese New Year Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Colorado Springs City The Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., hosts a “Sihun,” a contemporary dance, April 5 at Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. The lion dance public free day each month. The public is 7:30 p.m. will be performed. Admission is $5 for adults admitted free Feb.19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., “Swan Lake,” a Sangre de Cristo Ballet and $4 for military or students and children with free guided tours at 10 and 11 a.m. and Performance, is April 19 at 7:30 p.m. and under 5 are admitted free. Tickets are available 1 p.m. Call 634-5583 for information. There’s April 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. at the door. a free parking lot in front of the center. Roller Derby Bout: Men’s, Women’s and JuniorsAir Force Academy concerts for the 2012-2013 The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, compete Saturday in a “Lover’s Quarrel season include “Midtown Men” March 8; and at 14th and Curtis streets, has several Tournament” at Big House Sports at 2660 “Rat Pack Show” April 19. Call the box office Broadway productions on its agenda. Vickers Drive. at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 at 333-4497. Concerts are in Arnold Hall; take “Million Dollar Quartet” is Feb. 25-28; “Catch p.m., tickets are $5 in advance and $12 at the the North Gate entrance from Interstate 25 Me If You Can” is Feb. 26-March 10; “Sense & door; military with identification card are north and follow that road to the Cadet Area, Sensibility, the Musical” is April 5-May 26; admitted for $4. Children 10 and under are free. near the chapel. “Peter and the Starkweather” is Aug. 15-16; “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” is Sept. 3-6; St. Patrick’s Day Parade includes floats,Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center announces “Sister Act” is Sept. 24-27; . Other productions leprechauns, marching bands and fun, and its 2013 theater schedule: “Prelude to a Kiss” include “Spalato” March 28-30, and “Les starts at noon March 16 on Tejon Street, starting runs through Feb. 17; “Other Desert Cities” is Miserables” May 22-26. For ticket information at St. Vrain Street and ending at Vermijo Street. March 14-31; “The Drowsy Chaperone” is May call 303-446-4811. There’s a bike ride at 8:30 a.m. and a five- 9-June 2; and “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well kilometer run at 11 a.m. There’s a Fun Run for and Living in Paris” is June 20-30. Call the box Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra the wee ones (up to 10). Bikers register online office, 634-5583. The theater is at 30 W. 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