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  • 1. Vol. 71, No. 9 March 8, 2013LaCamera to take command Mountaineer staff A native of Westwood, Mass., LaCamera, was commissioned as a including Operation Just Cause in Panama, Operation Uphold Democracy Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera will second lieutenant of the Infantry upon in Haiti, Operation Anaconda intake command of the 4th Infantry graduation from the United States Afghanistan, and multiple rotationsDivision and Fort Carson during a Military Academy in 1985. His recent in support of Operation Enduringceremony Thursday at 2 p.m. on assignments include commander, 75th Freedom in Afghanistan and OperationFounders Field. Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.; Iraqi Freedom and Operation New LaCamera, who has served as the director of operations, Joint Special Dawn in Iraq.deputy commanding general of the U.S. Operations Command, Fort Bragg; His awards include the Silver Star,Army Special Operations Command at assistant commanding general, Joint Defense Superior Service Medal withFort Bragg, N.C., since July 2012, Special Operations Command, Fort two oak leaf clusters, the Legion ofreplaces Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson Bragg; deputy commanding general for Merit, the Bronze Star Medal with twowho has been the commanding general operations, 25th Infantry Division, oak leaf clusters, the Meritorioushere since Nov. 16, 2011. As of press Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Service Medal with five oak leaftime Wednesday, Anderson’s next LaCamera has participated in aassignment had not been announced. number of contingency operations See Command on Page 4 LaCamera Last hooah Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, left, commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, and Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Stall, lead the command team and the rest of the division’s Soldiers on the general’s final postwide run, March 1. More than 10,000 Soldiers joined in the run to build esprit de corps and say farewell to Anderson who relinquishes command March 14. See pages 20-21 for more. Photo by Sgt. Beth Rane Message board INSIDE Spring forward Daylight saving time begins Sunday at 2 a.m. Set clocks forward one hour before going to bed Saturday. Pages 32-33 Page 6 Page 18
  • 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — March 8, 2013 MOUNTAINEERCommanding General: This is a defining time for the Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson United States military and for our nation.Garrison Commander: Col. David L. Grosso We are emerging from more than aFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: Dee McNutt decade of war, yet the threats facing us areChief, Print and Web Communications: no less dangerous or complicated. Rick Emert — Secretary of Defense Chuck HagelEditor: Devin FisherStaff writer: Andrea Sutherland country and standing firm against aggression. To that end, theHappenings:Sports writer: Nel Lampe Walt JohnsonLayout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall New defense secretary strength, well-being and readiness of our all-volunteer force will be my top priority. This will require 21st century agility and flexibility. We must take care of our people, and working with (Veterans Affairs) and other institutions, I will This commercial enterprise newspaper isan authorized publication for members of theDepartment of Defense. Contents of theMountaineer are not necessarily the officialview of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government orthe Department of the Army. Printed circulation addresses workforce By Chuck Hagel ensure that you and your Families get the health care, job opportunities, benefits and education you have all earned and deserve. My life and career have been about helping our servicemembers, veterans and their Families. One of my proudest accomplishments in the U.S. Senate was co-authoring with my fellow Vietnam veteran and friend,is 12,000 copies. The editorial content of the Secretary of Defense Jim Webb, the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill.Mountaineer is the responsibility of the Public As I assume this office, I am mindful of the sacrificesAffairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119, To all Department of Defense personnel: that you and your Families have made for more than a decade,Tel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address Earlier today (Feb. 27), I was privileged to take the and continue to make every day. In Afghanistan, where 66,000 The Mountaineer is posted on the oath of office to become the 24th secretary of Defense. of our troops remain in a tough fight, we have a clear andInternet at I am humbled by and grateful for the opportunity that achievable objective to fully transition security responsibility The Mountaineer is an unofficial President (Barack) Obama and the Congress have given to the Afghan National Security Forces by the end of 2014. Aspublication authorized by AR 360-1. The me to once again serve our nation. you know, Afghan forces will step into the lead for securityMountaineer is printed by Colorado SpringsMilitary Newspaper Group, a private firm in I am most especially grateful for the opportunity to operations across the country this spring, and over the nextno way connected with the Department of the work with all of you. Every day you work to defend year another 34,000 of our troops will come home.Army, under exclusive written contract with America. The noble cause of your profession, your As we turn the page on more than a decade ofFort Carson. It is published 49 times per year. individual sacrifices and your service inspire us all. grinding conflict, we must broaden our attention to The appearance of advertising in this As your leader, I will always do my best for our future threats and challenges. That means continuingpublication, including inserts or supplements,does not constitute endorsement by the country and for all of you — and your Families. As with to increase our focus on the Asia-Pacific region,Department of the Army or Colorado Springs my friends and predecessors, Leon Panetta and Bob Gates, reinvigorating historic alliances like NATO, and makingMilitary Newspaper Group, of the products or your safety, success and welfare will always be at the new investments in critical capabilities like advertised. The printer reserves the forefront of my decisions. I will build on the strong In order to accomplish our mission, we also mustright to reject advertisements. foundation of teamwork built by Secretaries Gates and make wise budget decisions prioritizing our interests and Everything advertised in this publicationshall be made available for purchase, use or Panetta, as we work together. Leadership is a team business. requirements. Like each of you, I am greatly concernedpatronage without regard to race, color, religion, I have long believed that America must maintain about the impact that the looming round of automaticsex, national origin, age, marital status, physical the strongest military on Earth; we must lead the budget cuts will have on you and your Families, and onhandicap, political affiliation or any other international community, with a steady and sure hand, military readiness. As someone who has run businesses,nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. to confront threats and challenges together as we I know that severe budget uncertainty limits our abilityIf a violation or rejection of this equalopportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, work closely with our allies and partners to advance our and flexibility to manage and plan and use taxpayer dollarsthe printer shall refuse to print advertising common interests and build a more hopeful world. in the most efficient manner possible. 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We are emerging from more than a to know that I recognize the immense responsibility thatColorado Springs, CO 80903, phone 634-5905. decade of war, yet the threats facing us are no less I have, and will work hard every day to fulfill my duties The Mountaineer’s editorial content is dangerous or complicated. as secretary of Defense as honestly and effectively as Iedited, prepared and provided by the Public Despite these challenges, I believe an historic opportunity know how. You are the greatest force for good in theAffairs Office, building 1430, room 265, FortCarson, CO 80913-5119, phone 526-4144. exists to help build a safer, more prosperous, and more secure world. It is the highest honor to serve alongside you. Releases from outside sources are so world. But to achieve this goal, we must ensure that we are I am proud to be part of your team. Thank you forindicated. The deadline for submissions to the ready, trained and equipped to fulfill our role of protecting the your commitment and dedication to our country.Mountaineer is close of business the weekbefore the next issue is published. TheMountaineer staff reserves the right to edit Army leaders address sequestrationsubmissions for newspaper style, clarity andtypographical errors. Policies and statements reflected in thenews and editorial columns represent viewsof the individual writers and under nocircumstances are to be considered those of To the Soldiers, civilians and leaders of the U.S. Army: sustain the high level of esprit de corps in your organization.the Department of the Army. As you are aware, sequestration went into effect Our top priority is to ensure that our forces defending Reproduction of editorial material is March 1. Over the past several years, we have faced a the homeland, those in Afghanistan and Korea, and thoseauthorized. Please credit accordingly. lack of predictability and flexibility in our budget next to deploy and rotate into theater, have the resources cycle and a series of cuts. This fiscal year alone, we face required to execute their missions. We also recognize the potential of at least an $18 billion shortfall in our that along with risks to readiness, sequestration will also Operations and Maintenance accounts, due to the bring particular hardship to our civilian workforce. combined impacts of sequestration, the continuing We will share information through official Army resolution and contingency funding. These are the funds channels on the impacts of sequestration as soon as it Classified advertising that allow us to support operations, maintain readiness becomes available. You can also expect your Army 329-5236 and pay our civilian workforce. leadership to visit major installations in the months While our attention here in Washington is on the fiscal ahead to facilitate a dialogue and listen to your concerns Display advertising situation and the difficult decisions that will shape our and those of your Family members. 634-5905 force into the future, we need you to remain focused on Our current fiscal situation is challenging, but we the fundamentals: develop your Soldiers, civilians and must approach this as an opportunity to demonstrate, Mountaineer editor our future Army leaders; conduct tough, realistic once again, our commitment to selfless service and 526-4144 mission-focused training; maintain and account for your our profession. Our Army will always remain, in every Post information equipment; be good stewards of your resources; and respect, the Strength of the Nation. Army Strong! 526-5811 Raymond F. Chandler III Raymond T. Odierno John M. McHugh Post weather hotline Sergeant Major of the Army General, United States Army Secretary of the Army 526-0096 Chief of Staff
  • 3. March 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 3SequestrationChiefs ask Congress for fiscal help By Karen Parrish slope where our buildings American Forces Press Service will fail faster than we can fix them.” “Sequestration will force WASHINGTON — The senior officers from theArmy, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force asked All restoration and modernization projects us to reduce resources for ourCongress Tuesday for more spending flexibility so for fiscal 2013 will schools, our day care centersthey can maintain military readiness as the be deferred, Odiernosequester’s across-the-board budget cuts take effect. said, and 251,000 and every one of our Family Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno,Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, civilian employees will be furloughed. assistance and communityMarine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos “Sequestration will service programs ... ”and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III force us to reduce — Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odiernotestified about 2013 military construction Tuesday resources for our schools,before the House Appropriations Subcommittee for our day care centers andMilitary Construction and Veterans Affairs. every one of our Family assistance and community service programs that over capacity,” he noted. “So as a result, we rely upon the installation’s infrastructure to provide currently have about $3.7 billion more in our Army investment accounts than we requested, and we services,” he said. Odierno told committee members that sequester “I’d ask that you provide us with an appropriations currently have $4.6 billion less in our operationsand the continuing resolution, combined, threaten bill that would provide flexibility to reprogram accounts than we requested.”“grave and immediate impacts” to Army readiness funds to at least reduce some of the (operations and That means the Navy is “out of balance,” he said,that could extend well beyond this year. maintenance) shortfalls and allow for new starts,” “and this unbalance is made worse in our operations The continuing resolution prohibits new starts to Odierno said. account because of sequestration.”military construction projects. The Navy is now reducing its presence in every “Until the Army receives an appropriations theater and halting training for next year’s deployments,measure with new start authority, we cannot initiate Navy Greenert said. If Congress passes an authorizations102 military construction projects that are scheduled Greenert said the continuing resolution poses bill or new continuing resolution that allows thefor award in 35 states,” Odierno said. challenges for the Navy because it holds spending services to move money between accounts, he said, He said sequester cuts will translate into about at 2012 levels. the Navy “would first be able to restore the training100,000 facility work orders per month that will not “But this fiscal year, we are implementing a See Spending on Page 4be done, “Which places the Army on a slippery new defense strategy, and that emphasizes readiness WE STRIVE TO WE STRIVE TO KEEP YOU CONNECTED. KEEP YOU CONNECTED. 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  • 4. 4 MOUNTAINEER — March 8, 2013Tank trail opens to POVs By Andrea Sutherland and roads, the different speed limits for wheeled Additional signage along the trail will also be Mountaineer staff vehicles at 30 mph versus track vehicles at 20 mph installed, said McPherson. and a possible chokepoint at the intersections of According to an official fact sheet, about 30 Post officials announced Wednesday the opening of the tank trail and Specker Avenue and the “crow’s percent of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th InfantryTank Route C to drivers operating privately-owned foot” at Butts Road. Division, Soldiers living in barracks travel thevehicles in an effort to alleviate traffic congestion as “Ultimately, safety and relieving traffic was our Titus-Butts corridor. Thousands of Soldiers assignedconstruction begins at the intersection of Titus No. 1 concern,” McPherson said. to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne); 13th AirBoulevard and Butts Road. Support Operation Squadron; Beginning Tuesday, the south- 242nd Explosive Ordnancebound concrete tank trail from The tank trail detour opens Tuesday to Disposal Battalion; 1st Battalion,Magrath Avenue, near the Central assist traffic flow to Wilderness Road and 2nd Aviation Regiment; 4th BCT,Vehicle Wash Facility and the Fire Butts Army Airfield. Personal vehicle traffic 4th Inf. Div.; and 4th CombatTraining Center, to Butts Road will will be allowed on the southbound concrete Aviation Brigade, 4th Inf. Div.,be open for personal vehicle traffic trail from 4:30-6:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. accessing post through Gate 20from 4:30-6:30 a.m. Monday- will have the opportunity to useFriday, a press release states. the bypass and have “a more “(Drivers) are going to get direct and efficient commute tobacked up at Titus (Boulevard) and their duty locations.”Specker (Avenue) if they don’t use To avoid congestion, officialsthis,” said Carl McPherson, deputy encourage drivers to use gatesdirector, Directorate of Emergency 19 and 6 to access WildernessServices. “This is to alleviate that Road and Butts Army Airfield.traffic congestion. This is just Drivers using the tank trailanother means to keep them from or Titus Boulevard shouldcoming up to Titus and Specker.” allow extra time to get to their Officials said they considered destination, particularly duringa multitude of pros and cons peak traffic periods.when considering the alternative, Construction to widen Titusincluding the lack of safety controls Boulevard and Butts Road isat intersections of the tank trail expected to be complete by May 17.Spending ability to continue operating forward is and risk to the United States of America. Commandfrom Page 3 constrained because of that.” “I urge the committee to consider from Page 1 the full range of these risks created byand maintenance and (also) keep a the Budget Control Act and the yearlong clusters, the Joint Service Marinescarrier strike group and an amphibious continuing resolution,” he said. “I ask Commendation Medal, theready group in the Middle East and the Amos said all the Marine Corps’ 37 for your assistance in mitigating them to Army Commendation MedalPacific through next fiscal year.” military construction projects planned the extent possible.”Force with four oak leaf clusters, the If Congress awards the department for fiscal 2013, totaling $716 million, Army Achievement Medal withenough funding, Greenert said, the Navy are halted. oak leaf cluster, the Combat “Additionally, we have been forced Air Forcewill “restore the rest of this year’s Infantryman Badge with star,planned deployments, training and to halt construction plans on hangars for Welsh said the Air Force faces similar the Expert Infantryman Badge,maintenance.” the F-35 in Beaufort, S.C., as well as road budget-based problems as its sister the Master Parachutist Badge He told members Navy funding improvements aboard our major installa- services. Without congressional approval with bronze star, the Pathfinderconstraints have over the last two tions designed to correct safety deficien- for military construction starts, he said, Badge, and the Ranger Tab.months caused $600 million in lost ship, cies,” Amos said. “These projects are Airmen and their families “will experience LaCamera has a Bachelor ofaircraft and facility maintenance and ready to begin today. Without … appropri- delays to improvements for substandard Science degree from the, “and we also missed some ations or the authorities for new starts, we dormitories and housing. Flight simulators Military Academy and a Masterprogram management.” are forced to defer to future years’ budgets, and maintenance facility construction of Arts in national security In March, Greenert said, the Navy causing a ripple effect which will no doubt delays will magnify readiness degrada- and strategic studies from the“will miss more than $1.2 billion of significantly impact our modernization tions that are already unacceptable.” U.S. Army War College. Hismaintenance and operations because and our sustainment efforts.” The services need the flexibility to military education includeswe’re deferring planned activity. These Amos noted that in three rounds of put dollars where they’re most needed, the Infantry Officer Basicare lost opportunities, many of them, recent congressional testimony, he’d Welsh said. and Advanced Courses, theand these will increase each month as “spoken about the combined effects of “We find ourselves stuck in the U.S. Army Command andwe go on a continuing resolution.” the existing continuing resolution and unenviable trade-space between modern- General Staff College, the U.S. Under sequester and the continuing sequestration. These indiscriminate ization and readiness, with infrastructure Army War College, the Unitedresolution, the Navy was “compelled to measures create unacceptable levels of improvement delays and deferments States Naval War College andstop almost all of our facility renovation risk — risk to our national security, risk amplifying the impacts to each, and we the Senior Service Collegeand modernization,” he said. “Our to our forces, risk to the American people need your help to get out,” he said. Fellowship Course. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/4THID WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/THE4ID WWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/THE4ID WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/THE4ID WWW.TWITTER.COM/@4THINFDIV
  • 5. March 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 5Women’s History MonthMuseum showcases contributions Story and photo by Terri Moon Cronk American Forces Press Service ARLINGTON, Va. — A living legacy towomen who served in all branches of the U.S.military honors their service and sacrificeinside the Women’s Memorial at ArlingtonNational Cemetery. The museum in the memorial depicts the“duty, honor and pride” of the 2 million womenwho served to defend the United States, from thebeginning of the Revolutionary War throughtoday’s war in Afghanistan. Situated at the ceremonial entrance to ArlingtonNational Cemetery, the $22 million memorial offersa grand welcome to the sacred military burialgrounds with its neoclassical architecture. Following 11 years of construction, the museumwas dedicated Oct, 18, 1997, after the Women’sMemorial Foundation spearheaded the effort toeducate the public and honor women who defendedthe nation during all eras and in all services. The museum’s “living” exhibits depict thepast, present and future of military women onactive duty, in the reserves, the National Guardand U.S. Public Health Service, in addition to theCoast Guard Auxiliary and Civil Air Patrol. Additionally, the women who served insupport of U.S. armed forces during wartime See Women on Page 14 Donated World War II mementoes, uniforms and recruitment posters sit on display at the Women’s Memorial museum at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., March 1. There are over 1,500 forms that effect your refund!Missing one could cost you THOUSANDS! Our Your Taxlady has had hours of training on this ENTERTAINMENT T T PAC ACKAGE A years’ New Tax Laws! Use a Professional & get the BIGGEST Refund! Call Your Taxlady 548-4924 is a SL AM 401 Windchime Place CALL NOW AND SAVE $25 Offer expires on February 28, 2013 DUNK! Get our Entertainment Package: DIGITAL FULL BASIC CABLE & 5MBPS INTERNET DONT MISS A SECOND OF THE BIG GAMES star ting at $ 82 95 On B Street Right outside Gate 4 behind 7-11 Plus all Baja Br customers get free ESPN3 access! PER MONTH $17 to your new Home BA JABROADBAND.COM 877.422.5282 Find your dream home... * Off areas. For complete details on our rates and offers please contact us reas. ff Connect to today. Offer terms, conditions and features are subject to change at the discretion of Baja Broadband at any time. Additional charges Check out our Welcome Home section in front of the classifieds! apply for taxes and fees and lease of modem, if required. Free installation, when applicable, does not include custom wiring. Other restrictions may apply. Some services may not be available in all areas. © 2013 Baja Broadband. All rights reserved. Offer expires 3.31.13 ff MADNESS SAVINGS AV LIFE
  • 6. 6 MOUNTAINEER — March 8, 2013 From left, Spc. Luke North and Spc. Adam Carpio, unmanned aerial vehicle operators, and Spc. John Vance, UAV mechanic, all assigned to Company A, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, mount an RQ-7B Shadow 200 UAV onto its launcher prior to a training mission at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Feb. 27.UAS Platoon trains to keep eye in sky Story and photo by Spc. Andrew Ingram get Soldiers on the ground the information they need. half that time getting into a good rhythm,” said Spc.1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, This deployment is a great opportunity for some of John Szymanski, UAV operator, Company A. “Here 4th Infantry Division my less-experienced Soldiers to get that experience at Camp Buehring, we spent the past couple weeks without the stakes being so high, because we are here working out all the bugs and learning local flight CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait — Taking off is a on a partnership mission versus a combat operation.” procedures. That means we can spend the rest of ourchoice, landing never is. UAS Soldiers deploy Shadows to facilitate time here flying, training and preparing for whatever This is the message Chief Warrant Officer 2 numerous roles during operations, from long-range mission our command passes down to us.”Dustin Hisel, Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle reconnaissance to targeting enemy forces for air or While flight preparation time varies dependingOperations officer, Company A, 1st Special Troops artillery strikes. on a flight crew’s experience, Szymanski said a well-Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Pfc. Alfred Townsend, UAV maintainer, Company trained team can prepare one Shadow while anotherDivision, drills into his unmanned aerial vehicle A, said he relishes the chance to work with the flies to facilitate continuous UAV operations.operators and maintainers daily. Shadow and improve his expertise on a daily basis. “Not all of us are at that level yet, but we have Newly arrived at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, the “Coming out here six days a week, touching a some very experienced veterans in this platoon whoUnmanned Aircraft Service Platoon flies and maintains ‘bird’ every day, gives us an amount of experience are squaring us away,” he said.the brigade’s RQ-7B Shadow 200s. we can’t match at Fort Carson,” Townsend said. “We Hisel said he looks forward to enhancing his “With any aviation operations, attention to detail encounter new problems every day, and we find new Soldiers’ knowledge, skills and proficiency duringis crucial,” Hisel said. “If you miss one step in a ways to solve them. We can’t gain that experience the platoon’s time at Camp Buehring.checklist you’re looking at a potential loss of a ‘bird,’ from reading a book or a manual; experience has to “I expect excellence out of these Soldiers everyand possibly a loss of life.” be gained by doing.” minute of every day, and I don’t think I could have At Camp Buehring, the UAS Soldiers can fly The UAS Platoon’s current training regimen asked for a better group of people,” Hisel said. “Someand maintain the Shadows constantly, honing their consists of preparing the Shadow for flight, launching of these guys are pretty junior, but we have enoughskills in preparation for any mission the brigade it, maintaining a flight pattern and landing safely. experience to train this platoon to an extremelyrequires of them, said Hisel. Hisel said the training program will expand into high standard … I think we have the potential to be “I’m a firm believer that flights in support of more complex operations as his Soldiers continue the best UAS platoon in the Army.”real-time combat missions are the best training for to sharpen their skills. The UAS Soldiers of Company A will continuea UAV team,” he said. “The downside is that an “Back at Fort Carson, we would spend two weeks training with the Shadow and perfecting their skillsinexperienced crew can make a mistake and fail to to a month in the field training, and we may spend throughout the brigade’s deployment. Always accepting VA Mortgage Center is now new patients, Veterans United Home Loans and now of Colorado Springs caring for Active Duty If youre active military or a veteran, youve earned Personnel. exclusive benefits when buying or refinancing a home. Let the nations #1 dedicated VA lender help you navigate the complex VA Home Loan process. Smile! 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  • 7. March 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 7Miscellaneous Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationShaving study — The Evans Army Community Hospital Dermatology Clinic is conducting a DFAC Friday-Monday (DONSA) Tuesday-Thursday research study looking at various razors and topical Stack Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. products to assist with shaving bumps. Soldiers Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. must have at least 10 lesions and be available for Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. three office visits during a 12-week period. Male Wolf Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. and female participants will be provided with Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. shaving supplies, a tote bag and topical creams. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Call 526-7185 for more information. A referral from a primary care manager is not necessary. Warfighter Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.Finance travel processing — All inbound and (Wilderness Road Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it Complex) Dinner: Closed Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family LaRochelle 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. inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. Dinner: Closed Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information.Points only, nondeployable unit — Reinforcement cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA training units provide an opportunity for numbers and points of contact for services: processes to include turning in excess property, Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers who want to • Facility repair/service orders — Fort reutilizing government property, web-based tools maintain Reserve affiliation and continue their Carson Support Services service order desk can be available, special handling of property and environ- military career. Soldiers of any rank or military reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergen- mental needs. To schedule an orientation, contact occupational specialty considering leaving troop cies or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo.borrerorivera@ program unit assignment can consider the 6399th damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. for receiving/turn in; Mike Welsh at RTU as a short- or long-term option. Benefits • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric for reutilization/web tools; or include earning retirement points and “good” Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. Rufus Guillory at years; optional monthly nonpaid drill weekends; when needing trash containers, trash Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays continued military training and military schools; is overflowing or emergency service is required. in building 1129, Freedom Performing Arts Center. paid annual training opportunities; continued • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan Sign-in for Soldiers heading overseas is at 7 a.m. promotions; earning retirement points via corre- Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ and the briefing starts at 7:30 a.m. Sign-in for spondence courses; Servicemembers’ Group Life for service needs or to report complaints. personnel being reassigned stateside is at 1 p.m., Insurance; and easy transfer to TPUs if desired. • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan with the briefing starting at 1:30 p.m. Soldiers are Contact Chief Warrant Officer 4 Lake Gardner Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey. required to bring Department of the Army Form at 720-363-0511 or 5118, signed by their physician and battalionRecycle incentive program — The Directorate of • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — commander, and a pen to complete forms. Call Public Works has an incentive program to Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email 526-4730/4583 for more information. prevent recyclable waste from going to the landfill. Army ROTC Green-to-Gold briefings — are held Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Carson Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ at the education center, building 1117, room 120. Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for Use this number to obtain self-help Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call • Base operations contracting officer 526-5898 for more information about the program. representative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 Hours of OperationFirst Sergeants’ Barracks Program 2020 — is located or email for questions Central Issue Facility in building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours of on snow removal, grounds maintenance and • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The contractor response to service orders. 7:30-10:30 a.m. office assists Soldiers with room assignments and • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at • Initial and partial issues — Monday- terminations. For more information call 526-9707. 524-0786 or email to Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m.Sergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson request latrines, for service or to report damaged • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third or overturned latrines. Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday of each month at the Family Connection • Signs — Call Jim Diorio, Fort Carson • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC Support Services, at 896-0797 or 524-2924 or Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. is open to all active members and those interested email to request a facility, • Full turn ins — by appointment only; call in becoming future SAMC members. The club was parking or regulatory traffic sign. 526-3321. originally a U.S. Forces Command organization of The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — is • Unit issues and turn ins — require elite noncommissioned officers but is now an able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building approval, call 526-5512/6477. Armywide program for those who meet the criteria 1430, room 233. During duty hours, Soldiers Education Center hours of operation — The and have proven themselves to be outstanding should call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone number Mountain Post Training and Education Center, NCOs through a board/leadership process. Contact for after hours, holidays and weekends is 526-0051. building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: SAMC president Sgt. 1st Class Dawna Brown at • Counselor Support Center — Monday- 526-3983 for information. Briefings Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11Command Evaluation and Training Team — 75th Ranger Regiment briefings — are held Tuesdays a.m. to 4:30 p.m. COMET provides commanders at all levels with a in building 1430, room 150, from noon to 1 p.m. • Army Learning Center — Monday- responsive maintenance and supply assessment and Soldiers must be private-sergeant first class with a Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. training tool that improves the combat effectiveness, minimum General Technical Score of 105; be a U.S. • Defense Activity for Nontraditional readiness and efficiency of their units’ logistical pro- citizen; score 240 or higher on the Army Physical Education Support and Army Personnel Testing — grams. The team identifies supply and maintenance Fitness Test; and pass a Ranger physical. Call 524- Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. weaknesses and problems, and provides individual 2691 or visit Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to building and unit reinforcement training based on assess- Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training — 217 and is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ments. Results remain confidential for the unit is held Tuesday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Medical Activity Correspondence Department commander only. COMET provides assistance in the Veterans’ Chapel. Class is limited to the first 50 office hours — The Correspondence (Release of majority of maintenance and supply management people. Call 526-5613/5614 for details. Information) Office in the Patient Administration areas with one-on-one training, and by conducting Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to noon Division hours are Monday-Wednesday and Friday follow-up visits. The team also conducts classes to the second and third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed Thursday and fed- help strengthen supply skills and improve mainte- the Freedom Performing Arts Center, building 1129 eral holidays. Call 526-7322 or 526-7284 for details. nance readiness. Contact Tim Howarth at 503-3095 at the corner of Specker Avenue and Ellis Street. Claims Office hours — are Monday-Friday from 9 or for information. The Retirement Services Office recommends a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., located on the first floorDirectorate of Public Works services — DPW is spouses accompany Soldiers to the briefing. Call of building 6222, 1633 Mekong Street. Shipment responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort 526-2840 for more information. under Full Replacement Value claimants must Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the submit Department of Defense Form 1840R or After of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and first and third Wednesday of each month. Briefing Delivery Form 1851 for additionally discovered sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier Readiness items to the carrier within 75 days online. Claimants Building, building 1042, room 244, on a first-come, must log into Defense Personal Property System at BOSS meetings are held the first first-served basis. Soldiers must be within 120 days and submit the claim within and third Thursday of each month of their expiration term of service, but must attend no nine months directly to the carrier to receive full from 2-3:30 p.m. at The Foxhole. later than 30 days prior to their ETS or start of transi- replacement value for missing or destroyed items. Contact Cpl. Rachael Robertson at tion leave. Call 526-2240/8458 for more information. All other claims should be submitted to the Claims 524-2677 or visit the BOSS office in room 106 of The Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency Office within two years of the date of delivery or Hub for more information. Text “follow CarsonBOSS” Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in date of incident. Call the Fort Carson Claims Office to 40404 to receive updates and event information. building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from at 526-1355 for more information.
  • 8. 8 MOUNTAINEER — March 8, 2013Chaplains reach out to Soldiers Story and photo by and it ... doesn’t get reported up, so it gives them a safe Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch person to talk to who is outside of their normal realm.” 2nd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers said they appreciate the chaplains coming Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division out to visit them. “It is a really good feeling to have the chaplain PIÑON CANYON MANEUVER SITE — The conduct a service for us,” said Staff Sgt. Devonsounds of Soldiers’ laughter, song and prayer filled a Thomas, Troop D, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalrytent during a religious service at Piñon Canyon Regiment, 2nd BCT. “It’s a morale booster to have himManeuver Site, Feb. 26. come out here; a real pleasure.” Chap. (Maj.) Douglas Ball, brigade chaplain, 2nd Ball said he thinks of visiting and counselingBrigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and Soldiers as more than just a job.Chap. (Capt.) Rodney Gilliam, 2nd Special Troops “It reminds me why I joined the Army and whatBattalion, 2nd BCT, took the opportunity to visit I’m really in for,” said Ball. “I am always amazedmultiple training sites and hold a religious service at to get to know new Soldiers and find out their lifethe Troop D, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, stories; why they joined the Army and what their2nd BCT, maintenance area. goals and dreams are. It reminds me that there are a The chaplains wanted to show Soldiers they care lot of faces behind what we do.”about them and are there if they need to talk, Ball said. During their visits, Ball took time to talk to “For many of them, I provide a different avenue,” unit leadership.he said. “One of the advantages of the chaplains is our “I think they want avenues for their Soldiers toconfidentiality. The Soldier can talk to me about an issue talk to somebody,” said Ball. “They know what they can provide, and they know what the chaplain can provide. It sends a message that we are concerned “I am always amazed to about more than just accomplishing the mission; we want to take care of them and their Soldiers.” get to know new Soldiers Despite being at Piñon Canyon for a monthlong training exercise, Soldiers used the service to come and find out their life together. The feeling of being away from home was put aside, stories; why they joined and the feeling of coming together as one and knowing the chaplain was here for everyone helps, said Thomas. the Army and what their Ball, along with the chaplains from the brigade’s battalions, plan to visit the training sites often and Chap. (Maj.) Douglas Ball, brigade chaplain, 2nd goals and dreams are.” engage Soldiers as much as possible. “We are working to push all chaplains out to other Brigade Combat Team, plays an instrument during a religious service at the Troop D, 1st Squadron, 10th — Chap. (Maj.) Douglas Ball battalions to make sure Soldiers in battalions without Cavalry Regiment, 2nd BCT, field training site at chaplains get an opportunity to see someone,” he said. Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site, Feb. 26. Debbie Roubal DDS, P.C. Working directly with the military community has been one of the INTRODUCING OUR NEW most rewarding experiences in TAVERN THIN CRUST PIZZA my 20 year dental career. Shareable, square-cut, thin and crispy. Our newest crust is all-natural and full of flavor in every slice. 4110 N. Academy Blvd. Blvd. 118 N. Tejon St.. Tejon St 3190 New Center Point New Center Point (719) 636-1933 Academy & Austin Bluffs Pkwy.. Bluffs Pkwy Tejon between Bijou & Kiowa Tejon between Kiowa Powers and N. Carefree Powers Carefree 830 Tenderfoot Hill Road, Suite #250 719.536.0633 719.634.8812 719.591.8994
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  • 10. 10 MOUNTAINEER — March 8, 2013 March 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 11 Cook has appetite for feeding comrades Story and photos by Spc. Nathan Thome I can on my own, and I try to take all the courses Fort Carson has to offer,” what you’ve learned from one area and bring it to the next and try to incor- everywhere there was a military post,” Shepherd said. “I have a drive in me to “He was recently chosen to compete with the culinary arts team, but due to Debra Hair-Shepherd said she noticed her son loved to see the 4th Infantry Division Shepherd said. “I’ve done the food porate it into your meal,” Shepherd be able to make a way so I can travel, so budgeting, they could only take a certain expressions on people’s faces when Public Affairs Office refresher course, participated in about said. “That’s the beauty of cooking, my kids can travel and have the same amount of people. He definitely has they ate his food. four cook-offs and cooked for the you can take two totally different opportunities I had. I want them to know culinary skills, and he used those skills “Whenever someone would eat his As a 4-year-old, Melvin Shepherd wounded warrior events and memorial continents and put them together, and what mu shu is, have some kimchi, to enhance the food, that’s what separates meals, he would love to see their reaction spent his mornings, afternoons and services for our fallen comrades.” come out with an outstanding dish.” some authentic sushi; I want them to him from the rest of the Soldiers. He to it. It pushed him to do more, to see if evenings in the kitchen, cultivating his Born in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Being able to experience different see the different ‘ins’ of the world, takes his time and puts everything he he can make his meals even better,” she love of cooking. Shepherd moved around a lot growing cultures and food from around the go to Japan, Spain, Portugal, Russia.” has into each and every product that said. “I would always tell him, ‘whatever “Whenever I was in the kitchen, up because of his military Family. world sparked a dream that Shepherd When Shepherd is in the kitchen, goes out to the Soldiers.” you do, do it with all your heart.’” my mom would help me to cook, teach “I’m a military brat by birth. My wants to share with his children once his skills are recognized and admired Shepherd credits his mother for Even with his cooking abilities me techniques and show me different father’s a retired (master sergeant), so he starts a family. by peers and supervisors alike. cooking success. where they are now, Melvin Shepherd ingredients to add to make a dish I had a lot of fun being able to travel “While growing up, we moved “Shepherd is a hard worker; always “She would say that the way I plans to further them even more. taste even better,” said Shepherd, at an early age,” Shepherd said. “The around a lot, I’ve been to Korea, on time, always in the right uniform held the spatula, it looked like I was “I’m looking forward to completing now a private first class and food biggest thing I took from (my travels) Germany, Puerto Rico and Spain, and and very dependable,” said Staff Sgt. going to throw the pancake at the the accreditation program, because after service specialist with Battery G, was the food and everything I was stateside. I’ve been pretty much Anthony Scott, assistant dining facility skillet,” Shepherd said. “She worked I finish with that, my godparents have 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery able to sample and manager, Battery G, 2nd Battalion, with me until I got it down and taught their own catering service and have asked Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat partake of.” 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th me how to use my right hand to work me if I would like to work with them, Team, 4th Infantry Division. Shepherd learned BCT. “Every important mission that with other things.” and I’m eager to do it,” he said. “I was always in the kitchen,” he that every region of I have, I always select him, because Shepherd’s mother, Debra Hair- “Hopefully it’s one of those things I’ll said. “When I would see one of my the world has its own I know I can depend on him. Shepherd, lives in Greenville, Miss., and be doing within the next year. I’ll be parents in there, I was in there trying style of cooking, but “He takes pride in what he does,” loves talking with her son about the expanding it, improving my skills and to see what they were doing, trying to with enough creativity, Scott said. things he’s cooked and what he’s done to some of the things I’ll add to it is learn. That’s the main reason I chose this he could combine enhance their flavors. chocolate molding and blown sugar. profession, I wanted to do something I cultures to create new “Melvin loves cooking with herbs “Regardless of whatever you do in love; something creative, where I can culinary delights. Pfc. Melvin Shepherd, food service and spices. If he sees them in the life, you’re going to have ups and downs, do something different every day.” “It’s a different specialist, Battery G, 2nd Battalion, kitchen, he’s going to use them,” said but being a part of the 4th Infantry Shepherd cooks every chance he ballgame everywhere 77th Field Artillery Regiment, Debra Hair-Shepherd. “He loves to see Division, getting the opportunity to come gets, whether he’s at home just cooking you go — there’s a 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th what flavors they will bring out in food. here and actually cook professionally, a meal for himself, or on post, partici- different style of Infantry Division, takes a pumpkin “When he would cook at home, it’s very pleasing and humbling to take pating in the multiple culinary events cooking, different pie out of the oven prior to a Black he would always fill the house with the anything from the original state and Pfc. 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  • 11. 12 MOUNTAINEER — March 8, 2013Gen. Schwarzkopf laid to rest at West Point By Mike Strasser history and will forever be remem- U.S. Military Academy bered as “Stormin’ Norman,” “The Public Affairs Bear,” and a man whose dedication to his troops led them to victory and WEST POINT, N.Y. — whose larger than life personality “litTwenty-two years to the day when up the country and lit up the world.”Operation Desert Storm ended, Cynthia Schwarzkopf presentedthe general who commanded the a more intimate portrait of hercoalition force ground offensive father, one who could relax inwas laid to rest at West Point, N.Y. his recliner while listening to A memorial service for retired Pavarotti or the “Les Miserables”Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, a soundtrack and then appearU.S. Military Academy Class of onstage the next day singing1956 graduate, was held at the alongside Johnny Cash. In aCadet Chapel, Feb. 28, with lifetime of international travel,Family, friends and colleagues in having slept in luxurious palacesattendance. and hotels, she said he was equally Retired Maj. Gen. Leroy comfortable sleeping in tents andSuddath delivered the first memorial drinking day-old hot chocolate ontribute, having met Schwarzkopf a Family camping the academy 61 years ago. At “Where the public remembers21, Suddath had three years of the war hero, dressed in desertcollege but admitted to not being camouflage or wearing a uniformso academically inclined when he Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham decorated with medals and ribbons,entered West Point. Having 1st Sgt. Michael Salazar of the West Point Military Policy Company, escorts the cremains of we remember a father who wouldSchwarzkopf for a roommate was retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf following the Feb. 28 memorial service in the Cadet dress up in clown costume totruly fortunate. At 17, Schwarzkopf Chapel, at the U.S. Military Academy. perform magic tricks at our child-was among the youngest in the hood birthday parties,” she said.Corps of Cadets and his classmates — a command performance of firsts in Powell spoke of working with Choking back tears, she spokebenefited from his knowledge of Middle the dawn of a 24-hour news cycle. Schwarzkopf and former Vice more of the father and husband thanEastern culture and his dedication to the Suddath said Schwarzkopf’s leader- President Dick Cheney in the Joint of the general the public knew. Shemotto of “Duty, Honor, Country.” ship in the war guaranteed his place as Chiefs of Staff as the military was remembered the West Point instructor “He was a leader in the Corps of one of the all-time great commanders preparing for a post-Cold War strategy. who took pride in molding cadets intoCadets and, for Norman, academics of the U.S. Army and credits the general “(He) had the greatest intellectual Army officers, then would come homewere a piece of cake,” Suddath said. for being a visionary of superior intellect. understanding of the need for to make sure his children were practicing“He spent more time helping his Shunning pressure to enter politics, change,” Powell said, in making the their multiplication table flash cards.roommates than on his own studies.” Schwarzkopf focused his post-Army case for a reduction to a smaller yet Schwarzkopf was 78 when he died Schwarzkopf graduated 43rd career toward charitable causes. fully capable force. of complications from pneumonia,among 480 cadets in the Class of 1956 “He was a strong supporter of the Powell, serving as chairman of the Dec. 27, in Tampa, Fla. Cynthiaand was commissioned from the U.S. Starlight Foundation, an organization Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1990-91, said Schwarzkopf said following his death,Military Academy as an infantry second dedicated to rescuing children from the precise planning Schwarzkopf the Family found televised tributes tolieutenant. After earning his master’s abusive situations. He was a champion did in response to Iraq’s invasion of Schwarzkopf cathartic and healing,degree in mechanical engineering from for the wounded warriors and a national Kuwait went largely unchanged and shifting them from mourning the lossthe University of Southern California, spokesperson for cancer awareness,” would become operations Desert to celebrating his memory.Schwarzkopf returned to West Point Suddath said. “He never wavered from Shield and Desert Storm. The “In life, when duty called, he waswhere he instructed cadets for two a life of duty, honor, country.” American people were surprised by there,” she said. “Duty, honor, countryyears in the Department of Mechanical Suddath said Schwarzkopf possessed what they saw on television every day, was his creed. Doing what was rightEngineering. the morality and intelligence to Powell said, of the young men and was his guide.” Schwarzkopf served two tours in command the respect of an entire women trained to fight with discipline, Following the service, SchwarzkopfVietnam, served in Grenada as an Army nation and left behind a great legacy. honor and respect. Schwarzkopf was was buried near his father, Maj. Gen. H.adviser to the Navy and later became “He was not just a bright light in adept at articulating the actions of the Norman Schwarzkopf Sr., at the Westcommander-in-chief of the U.S. Army the ‘Long Gray Line’ (West Point coalition force to the world. Point Cemetery. His father, a 1917 U.S.Central Command. graduates), he was one of the brightest “He gained the full confidence of Military Academy graduate and cavalry But it was his presence during the lights in the Long Gray Line and we the American people,” Powell said. officer, was a World War I veteran andGulf War as he commanded a coalition will miss him,” he added. Schwarzkopf would share stories founder of the New Jersey State Policeforce of more than 700,000 troops from Former Secretary of State Colin with Powell, day and night, about and served as its first superintendent. A34 nations that captured the world’s Powell, also speaking at the memorial, these servicemembers and become contingent of N.J. State Police officers,attention. 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  • 12. March 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 13Cooks earn college credit DOD expands By Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault The culinary arts accreditation luncheon at the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division Elkhorn Feb. 20 was their first practical exam. “This program will raise the standards for cooks and propel their culinary skills to another Mouthwatering aromas of delicious gourmet level,” said Staff Sgt. Malcolm Mahogany,foods fill the air as the cooks of 4th Combat battalion senior food service noncommissionedAviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, create officer, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, valor website Department of Defensemeals and learn to make new cuisine, as part of an 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th CAB, 4th ID. “Theaccreditation program for cooks on Fort Carson. cooks will not only better serve the dining The Department of Defense announced the The cook accreditation program was proposed facilities, but will also gain tangible skills outside expansion of its valor website Feb. 28, to includea year ago by Fort Carson of the Army.” the names of individuals who were awardedInstallation Food Service in The program is based off Medals of Honor for actions prior to Sept. 11, 2001.collaboration with Pikes Peak “The accreditation the curriculum used by PPCC, The decision to expand the website will giveCommunity College and the which is accredited by the ACF. recognition to servicemembers who were awarded the Medal of Honor during the nation’s previousAmerican Culinary Federation. program gives All senior cooks are members of wars, campaigns and conflicts. 4th CAB had one warrant the ACF, the largest organizationofficer from the senior class and Soldiers the of professional chefs. “Recognizing our brave men and women for their heroic actions is one of the most importantfive enlisted cooks from thejunior class that are the first opportunity to Chef Thomas E. Schaefer, Fort Carson director of culinary things we can do as a department,” said Vee Penrod, deputy assistant secretary of defense forcooks from the unit to go earn their culinary training, accreditation and cer- military personnel policy. “Our servicemembersthrough the program. tification, and an ACF certified Chief Warrant Officer 2 degree and earn chef, is a volunteer who have shown great courage and sacrifice on the battlefield throughout our nation’s history and it isDavid Geier, brigade foodservice adviser, 4th CAB, 4th college credit for instructs the senior and junior cook accreditation classes, as fitting that we honor their sacrifice and courage. Expanding this site is one small way to do that.”Inf. Div., has been in Army their job skills well as the Fort Carson The website,, lists thefood service for 16 years. Culinary Arts Team. “The accreditation program learned throughout “The cooks in this program recipients of the nation’s most prestigious military awards for valor: the Medal of Honor, Servicegives Soldiers the opportunity toearn their culinary degree and their military career.” would learn in a culinary are learning everything a person Crosses and Silver Star medals. The site wasearn college credit for their job designed to raise awareness of servicemembers’ — Chief Warrant Officer 2 school,” said Schaefer. “I heroism and to help deter those who falsely claimskills learned throughout their David Geier proposed this program a yearmilitary career,” said Geier. “This ago and hope to build it into a military honors.program is a great opportunity program used across the Army, to The department plans a similar expansion offor food service personnel who want to go above allow Soldiers to get college credit for the skills the Service Cross lists in the next few weeks.and beyond to become more culinary experts.” they have learned.” Once complete, the site will list, by service Since October, 4th CAB cooks have attended IFS, PPCC, ACF and Fort Carson cooks hope and conflict, recipients of the Medal of Honor andclasses and earned up to 12 credit hours toward to build the program into a three-part program that Service Crosses, dating back to the inception ofculinary degrees by taking classes before or after will earn the cooks an associate degree in culinary each medal as well as Silver Star Medal recipientstheir normal work hours. 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  • 13. 14 MOUNTAINEER — March 8, 2013Courts-Martial1st Lt. Jason Bourque, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry and one specification of larceny in violation of The following are the results of cases tried on Fort Carson from Feb.13-27. specification of larceny in violation of Article Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Article 121, UCMJ, during a Feb. 22 general 121, UCMJ; one specification of violating a Division, was convicted by an officer panel, contrary court-martial. Bliss, who was retirement eligible, lawful general order in violation of Article to his pleas, of two specifications of violating was sentenced to a bad conduct discharge. 92, UCMJ; and one specification of receiving stolen a lawful regulation (fraternization) in violation of Pvt. Josh Bergeron, 2nd Bn., 12th Inf. Reg., 4th BCT, property in violation of Article 134, UCMJ; during Article 92, Uniform Code of Military Justice during was convicted by a military judge alone, consistent a Feb. 26 bad conduct discharge special court- a Feb. 13 general court-martial. He was received a with his pleas, of six specifications of AWOL in martial. He was sentenced to be reduced to the letter of reprimand and was sentenced to forfeiture violation of Article 86, UCMJ; six specifications grade of private, restricted to Fort Carson for two of $2,000 pay per month for six months. of failure to report in violation of Article 86, UCMJ; months, two months hard labor with no confinement1st Lt. William T. Dawson, Company F, 2nd two specifications of willfully disobeying a lawful and forfeiture of $750 per month for two months. Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th BCT, 4th order in violation of Article 91, UCMJ; one specifi- Spc. Benjamin Hernandez, Headquarters and Inf. Div., was convicted, by a military judge alone, cation of disrespect to a noncommissioned officer Headquarters Company, 64th Brigade Support consistent with his pleas, of one specification of in violation of Article 91, UCMJ; two specifications Battalion, 3rd BCT, 4th Inf. Div., was convicted, by a AWOL in violation of Article 86, UCMJ, and one of unlawful sale of military property in violation military judge alone, consistent with his pleas, of one specification of drunk and disorderly in violation of Article 108, UCMJ; one specification of specification of failure to go to appointed place of Article 134, UCMJ, during a Feb. 14 general larceny of military property in violation of Article of duty in violation of Article 86, Uniformed Code of court-martial. He was sentenced to forfeiture of 121, UCMJ; and one specification of house- Military Justice; one specification of false official all pay, 11 months confinement and a dismissal. breaking in violation of Article 130, UCMJ; during statement in violation of Article 107, UCMJ; oneSgt. 1st Class David Bliss, Headquarters and a Feb. 25 general court-martial. He was sentenced to specification of damaging military property of the Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Fort forfeiture of all pay and allowances, 18 months United States in violation of Article 108, UCMJ; one Carson, was convicted, by a military judge alone, confinement and a bad conduct discharge. specification of larceny in violation of Article 121, consistent with his pleas, of one specification of Spc. Nicholas G. Cota, 534th Signal Company, 43rd UCMJ; and five specifications of housebreaking in AWOL in violation of Article 86, UCMJ; one Special Troops Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, violation of Article 130, UCMJ during a Feb. 27 specification of failure to report for duty in violation was convicted, by a military judge alone, consistent special court-martial. He was sentenced to reduction of Article 86, UCMJ; three specifications of with his pleas, of one specification of false official to private, forfeiture of $1,010 per month for a year, wrongful use in violation of Article 112a, UCMJ; statement in violation of Article 107, UCMJ; one a year confinement and a bad conduct discharge.Women veterans, active-duty, National Guard Exhibits titled, “Serving in the comprised 80 to 90 percent of U.S.from Page 5 and Reserve servicewomen to register. Military, from 1901 to 1945” and military women in Vietnam working Cadet nurses and service organization another “Since 1946,” comprise the on the ground, at sea and on evacuationoverseas in such organizations as employees who served overseas during work of early servicewomen. The flights, from 1964 to 1973.the Red Cross, United Service a war also are eligible to register. exhibits include World War II dog tags, Monday marked the opening ofOrganizations, Special Services and The museum’s Hall of Honor pays identification cards, worn photos and “Celebrating 40 Years of Womenthe PHS Cadet Nurse Corps, have a tribute to fallen servicewomen in a service manuals titled, “If You Should Chaplains: A Courageous Journey ofplace of honor in the museum. somber room amid flags of U.S. states, be Captured, These are Your Rights,” Faith and Service.” The Women in The Women’s Memorial is the only territories and the military services. A and “Survival on Land and Sea.” Military Service for America Memorialnational museum of its kind, according small exhibit displays two books of A citation for a Bronze Star medal, Foundation Inc. website says theto The Women in Military Service for female casualties while serving in the awarded to Della Polacek, reads, “In exhibit “tells the story of the scores ofAmerica Memorial Foundation Inc. line of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom support of combat operations against women, beginning in 1973, whowebsite. Its staff collects, preserves, and Operation Enduring Freedom. the enemy in Manila, the Philippines,” answered God’s call to minister to thedocuments and analyzes the history of The hall also honors women who for her service from April to July 1945. nation’s military members and theirwomen’s military service by gathering served with “… particular sacrifice Today, “The Greatest Generation” families in times of war and peace.”official and personal records, oral and achievement. Honored are those of World War II veterans are in their Of all the meticulously plannedhistories, photographs and memorabilia who were killed in action, died in the 80s and 90s, and the museum offers a exhibits and tributes, however, onefor its exhibits. line of duty, were prisoners of war or multitude of World War II-era artifacts extemporaneous display features a “Although women have always were recipients of the nation’s highest from 1941 to 1945 in exhibits titled, painting on an easel of Staff Sgt.volunteered in defense of our nation, awards for service and bravery,” a “Overseas in the Military,” “POWs Jessica Clements, who left the militarymany of their contributions have been description reads. A marble “Sister Under Fire,” and “The War Ends.” on a medical retirement following aforgotten and are not recorded in today’s Block,” taken from the Tomb of the A huge wall visual tribute, “The roadside-bomb explosion in Iraq thathistory books,” the website notes. Unknowns at Arlington National Greatest Generation,” displays lifelike, left her with such severe traumatic A signature feature of the museum Cemetery, stands formidably tall and hand-painted portraits, taken from old brain injury that she had to learn to walkis the Register, a computerized database wide, nearly ceiling-high in the room. black-and-white photographs. Men and talk again. Behind her painting is aof information on about 3,500 former The glass-enclosed exhibits in the also are depicted in this display — the large wall, filled with hundreds ofmilitary and current active-duty museum’s main section vary by era, only mention of male servicemembers notes to her, written by visitors.women who voluntarily registered. and among them are reminders of in the museum. Resident artist Chris Demarest saidEach entry shows the service woman’s today’s wars; one depicting “The War “The Forgotten War,” exhibit covers it started with a single drawing by a 6-picture, dates of service, awards on Terror,” and another displaying women who served during the 1950-53 year-old child. One week later, he said,received, key memories of her service service uniforms worn in Iraq and Korean War. “The Era of Conflict — the wall was filled with notes left byand other statistics. Afghanistan with the backdrop of a the Vietnam War,” tells the story of visitors, thanking Clements for her The foundation registry invites flag that reads, “We Remember 9/11.” Army, Navy and Air Force nurses who service. He calls it “The Wall of Thanks.” COLORADO WOLF LO A WO MULTICAM® AND WILDLIFE CENTER L CEN E GORTEX Divide, Colora v rado GEN II ECWS TOURS TOURS PARKS $149.95 TROUSERS $99.95 glenn’s Facebook b iPhone & iPad Apps P Ap army surplus 114 e. mill st. • 634-9828 719-687-9742 · www
  • 14. March 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 15Positively‘purrfect’therapy Story and photo by Spc. Kaila Muggli Medical Department Activity Public Affairs A rare opportunity is strolling down the hallsat Evans Army Community Hospital. So rare infact, that there are only a few like it in the stateof Colorado. If a person smells the scent of oranges, sees aplush purple stroller and a pair of alien-like eyesstaring at them, they are about to be greeted byPiglet, the sweater dress-wearing therapy cat. Piglet is a 13-year-old hairless, lavendersphynx with a wardrobe collection that could makemost women jealous. Her owner, Debbie Polelli, said she recognizedsomething special about Piglet; she doesn’t run fromloud noises, strange hands or new places. Sphynxcats naturally love to cuddle with people and theirsoft, warm suede feel makes them the perfect heatpack to cuddle with for some soothing relaxationtime, Polelli said. These qualities keep the catemployed as a registered therapy animal with PetPartners and the American Red Cross. During a visit to the Family Care Ward inFebruary, Piglet crawled immediately to work After the quick morale boost for the staff, it Piglet is the lone cat in the American Red Cross Animalas a quick companion for an 18-month-old was on to the other side of the ward. Therapy Program at Evans Army Community Hospital.boy and his 4-year-old brother. Piglet’s big eyes “(Piglet) acts more like a dog,” a young She and her owner visits patients and staff on Saturdays.met the 4-year-old’s as he curiously checked female patient said as Piglet curled up on her lap.her over. His mood lightened as he asked about “It would be so nice if everyone in the hospital had pass background checks and be a fully-registeredeach of the badges that she wears on her vest one. It’s a nice distraction.” volunteer, and the animals have to get clearedand Polelli explained in simple terms to satisfy Piglet visited with five patients on the from the veterinarian here on post annually.the boy’s curiosity. Family Care Ward, six on the Mother Baby “The main difference between here and other “Is that a dog?” the little boy asked, pointing Ward, a little boy in the Intensive Care Unit, places I’ve seen therapy animals (is that) ourto the picture on the cat’s badge. and wrapped up with almost every smiling face handlers are required to offer hand sanitizer at “That’s the cat, Piglet,” Polelli replied. waiting in the pharmacy. the end of the session,” she said. Piglet drew more attention as she moved Piglet, one of 10 registered therapy animals at Piglet currently resides with Polelli in Castlebetween rooms on her visits. the hospital, has been working with the American Rock after living in the Colorado Springs area “She’s not just here for the patients, but for Red Cross since 2011. The program started in for many years. It means visits to EACH aren’tthe staff, too,” Polelli said as a crowd of people January 2009, placing strict requirements on their as frequent, but she’s dedicated to her work. Justsurrounded the plush purple stroller. therapy animal teams. don’t ask Piglet to do it outside. “Does she meow? Was she born with hair?” “They have to already be registered with an “She gets sunburned outside,” Polelli said.were quickly followed by statements such as “She organization,” pet therapy coordinator Amy “But in 90 degree heat, Piglet still spent four hoursdoesn’t even have whiskers.” Sorrels-Mourabit said. “Their handler has to supporting the victims of the Waldo Canyon Fire.”
  • 15. 16 MOUNTAINEER — March 8, 2013Upcoming events 6 p.m., regardless of inclement weather or road conditions along Essayons Road, which is anInstallation Safety Day — The Garrison Safety unimproved road. Essayons Road is also used Office hosts the Installation Safety Day April 16 to access several ranges and training areas, so from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Special Events the road remains open during all conditions. In Center. Contact Master Sgt. Edward L. Smith at order to notify the motorists of the actual road 526-2123 or email conditions, two “Downrange Road Conditions” for more information. status signs are now located along Butts andScouting for Food Drive — Cub Scout Pack 264 Essayons roads showing whether road conditions and Boy Scout Troop 164 host the 2013 Scouting are green, amber or red. One sign is at the for Food Drive April 20-27 at the commissary. intersection of Butts Road and Airfield Road, Participants may donate bags of food in the facing north, and the other is on Essayons collection box, which will be collected April 27. Road just inside Gate 19, facing inbound traffic. All donations benefit the Care and Share Food Clinic name changes — Two of the Family medicine Bank for Southern Colorado. Contact Janita clinics are in the process of changing names. McGregor at 284-0186 for more information. Iron Horse Family Medicine Clinic (located on the second floor of Evans Army CommunityGeneral announcements Hospital) is changing its name to Warrior Family Medicine Clinic. Evans Family Medicine ClinicTriple Threat expands — The Southeast Family (located on the second floor of the Woods Soldier Center and Armed Services YMCA hosts Triple Family Care Clinic) is changing its name to Iron Threat meetings for Family members of military Horse Family Medicine Clinic. These are only personnel dealing with post-traumatic stress name changes. Beneficiaries will continue to disorder. Groups meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday see assigned primary care manager/team in evenings at the YMCA located at 2190 Jet Wing their regular clinic location. Drive in Colorado Springs. Contact Larry Palma Automated medical referral — A new automated at 559-376-5389 or for reminder system is now in place for medical more information. referrals. Beneficiaries who are referred to aMedications self-care program suspended — Due to civilian specialist in the network will receive fiscal constraints, Evans Army Community Hospital a phone call from the Colorado Springs Military is suspending the over-the-counter medication Health System. The call will remind patients to self-care program. All self-care classes have been make an appointment. If a patient has already made cancelled pending further information and training an appointment, an option will allow him to report information will be removed from the Evans that information. There is also an option to cancel Preventive Medicine webpage. Contact Preventive the referral. Unless acted upon, these reminders community members to contact emergency Medicine at 526-8201 for more information. will recur at 20, 60 and 120 days. Call 524-2637 personnel by calling 911 instead of drivingFree all-day kindergarten — The Fountain-Fort for more information on the automated call system. personal vehicles to the emergency room. In the Carson School Board approved free all-day Thrift shop accepts credit cards — The Fort event of a life- or limb-threatening emergency, kindergarten at the February Board of Education Carson Thrift Shop is now accepting debit and skilled paramedics and ambulance crew will meeting. Beginning in the 2013-2014 school credit cards. The shop, located in building 305, be able to administer critical care and aid. year, parents will no longer have to pay. An is open Tuesday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to Contact the Emergency Department at informational meeting, Kindergarten Roundup, 2:30 p.m. Contact Gail Olson at 526-5966 526-7111 for more information. will be held at each Fountain-Fort Carson School or email for more Prescription policy — All handwritten prescriptions District 8 elementary school on April 9 at 1:30 information or to learn about volunteer from a TRICARE network provider will be filled p.m. Visit the District 8 website at opportunities. Donations may be dropped off at at the Soldier and Family Care Center located or contact your school for more information. the store during normal business hours or at the adjacent to and east of Evans Army CommunityNew post office hours — Retail hours at the Fort recycling center located near the main exchange. Hospital. When calling in for refills on those Carson Post Office change March 30. New hours IMCOM recruits — Installation Management prescriptions, beneficiaries will continue to will be 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Command is currently recruiting junior and use the SFCC. A dedicated refill window in Saturday hours remain the same. mid-level employees to participate in a this facility will reduce wait time. The SFCCOperation Mentor — Big Brothers Big Sisters Developmental Assignment Program. DAP is pharmacy is open Monday through Friday from seeks children ages 9-16 from military Families designed to support functional and leadership 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The pharmacy is located on the to participate in the military mentoring program, training, which is one of the essential pillars first floor near the east entrance of the facility; which matches children with adult volunteers who of the HQ, IMCOM Campaign Plan LOE 3. park in the “G” lot, east of the building. Call serve as positive role models. Visit http://www. Eligible applicants are IMCOM appropriated- 503-7067 or 503-7068 for more information. for more information. fund employees (GS7-GS13) and nonappropriated 2-1-1 data expands to two counties — The PikesAnnual Weingarten notice — In accordance with fund employees (NAF-5 and below, in positions Peak Area Council of Governments has partnered the requirements of 5 USC 7114(a)(3), this is to comparable to GS7 through GS13). The DAP with Pikes Peak United Way to include 2-1-1 data advise bargaining unit employees that: you are is based on a systematic plan specializing in for El Paso and Teller counties in the Network entitled to union representation in meetings held developmental assignments through various of Care for servicemembers, veterans and their in connection with an investigation if: 1. The functional areas for a period of up to 60 days. Families. The service directory component of the meeting is conducted by one or more agency The program provides multifunctional training Network of Care now includes more than 1,500 representatives. 2. The agency representatives are and assignments to strengthen the experience local resources to assist the military community, conducting an examination in connection with an of employees and prepare them for broader service providers and others. Visit http:// investigation. 3. You are in the bargaining unit. 4. responsibilities, improve organizational for more information. You reasonably believe that the examination may communication, and develop well-rounded Share-a-Ride — is a free online car pool result in disciplinary action. 5. You request union personnel. Applications can be obtained by coordination to and from post, as well as van representation. All five conditions must be met. contacting your organization’s training coordinator pool options, typically for those commuting 30Flu shots — Influenza vaccinations are available at or the Workforce Development Program. or more miles to post. Riders are matched based post clinics and local pharmacies. Soldiers and EFMP — The Exceptional Family Member on their origination and destination points, as Family members older than 6 months may receive a Program at Evans Army Community Hospital well as days and times of travel. Users specify vaccination. Visit has new hours of operation Monday-Thursday whether they are offering a ride, need a ride TRICARE/pharmacy/ or call 877-363-1303 option from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Overseas screenings or if they are interested in sharing driving duties. 5 for more information. Visit http://www.evans. will be conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. When a “match” is found, users are notified The EFMP office is located in the Pfc. Eric P. immediately of rider options, allowing them to htm or call 526-6422 for appointment information. Woods Soldier Family Care Center, Pediatric contact and coordinate ridesharing within minutes.New immunization hours — The Allergy/Adult Clinic lobby, Room 2103. Contact the EFMP Access the ride-share portal by visiting http://www. Immunizations Clinic at Evans Army Community Department at 526-7805 for more information. Hospital has new walk-in immunization hours: TRICARE online access — TRICARE patients Vanpools — Vanpools serve commuters who 7:45-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Mondays will no longer be able to access online accounts travel on Interstate 25, Powers Boulevard, through Thursdays and Friday mornings from with MHS/iAS username and password. Users Security-Widefield and Fountain. Vanpool costs 7:45-11:30 a.m. for adult immunizations only. must either use a registered Department of for Soldiers and civilians may be reduced (or free) Allergy shot scheduling remains the same. The Defense Common Access Card or register for a when using the Army Mass Transit Benefit subsidy. clinic will not provide vaccinations on training DOD Self-Service Logon. Visit: www.dmdc.osd. The program provides the van, maintenance and holidays, federal holidays and during clinic mil/identitymanagement. Patients may also repairs, insurance, fuel and has an Emergency administration time on Friday afternoons. Call receive personal assistance in creating an Ride Home feature. Go to 503-7379 for more information. account by visiting the TRICARE Service FtCarsonVanPool for further details, and to reserveInclement weather procedures for Gate 19 — Center at Evans Army Community Hospital a spot. Contact Anneliesa Barta, Sustainable Fort The Directorate of Emergency Services operates or Veterans Affairs Regional Office. Carson at 526-6497 or email anneliesa.m.barta. Gate 19 Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to Ambulance service — Fort Carson officials urge for more information.
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  • 17. 18 MOUNTAINEER — March 8, 2013 Vet dominates Spartan series By Andrea Sutherland children to school and Gymboree She won, adding nine minutes to Mountaineer staff classes, Luu said she began teaching her time from the day before. fitness classes and participating “I was the first athlete — male From 1997-2003, April Luu in organized sporting events. or female — to win the ‘Beast’ jumped out of airplanes with the “I started doing the ‘fun runs’ back-to-back,” she said. 82nd Airborne Division, became a couple of years ago then I With sponsors vying to support the first female parachute rigger did the Warrior Dash in August her, Luu returned to Colorado to be stationed with 10th Special 2010 and placed third,” she said. to continue her training and her Forces Group (Airborne) and was “I got addicted.” quest to reach the No. 1 slot. the first female to go up against Luu competed in the Devil At the Arizona Sprint Spartan her male counterparts in the Marine Dash, placing first among female Feb. 9, Luu missed the top female Corps Linear Infighting Neural athletes. She ran the Rugged slot by five seconds. The next day, Override Engagement program. Maniac and the Tough Mudder, she reclaimed her place on the “I thought (the Army) seemed placing in the top five. winner’s podium. fun and exciting,” she said. “I’m Then she found the Spartans. “I trained hard for the an adrenaline junkie.” “I only trained for a few weeks sprint,” she said. “With the shorter She met her husband, a Marine, before the Spartan,” she said. “You distance, there’s no time to make in 1997. don’t know what’s going to happen up for a mistake.” Just before her unit deployed next. I thought, ‘Now this is a race.’” Luu said she missed her spear to Iraq in 2003, Luu learned she Luu competed in the elite heat throw and had to do 30 burpees — was pregnant. of the May 5 Colorado Military an exercise combining a pushup “I got out after that,” she said. Sprint Spartan Race — a 4.7-mile and jump — as punishment, “I didn’t want to miss out on her course winding through Fort Carson allowing for another athlete toApril Luu holds her reserve parachute in this life. I can’t get that back.” and featuring 30 obstacles. She sneak in front of her.undated photograph. Luu served in the Army Luu and her husband settled placed first among females, coming “It’s getting very competitive,”from 1997-2003 as a parachute rigger for the in Colorado Springs, raising their in at 1 hour, 7 minutes, 43 seconds. she said. “I know I have to get82nd Airborne Division and later the 10th daughter and, later, their son. “Standing on stage with the faster between now and Vegas.”Special Forces Group (Airborne). In between shuffling her helmet (trophy) was amazing,” Currently ranked fourth she said. “I thought, among female Spartan athletes, ‘I’m hooked.’ I knew Luu hopes that a win at the I wanted to go for April 6 Super Spartan at Lake the world title.” Las Vegas near Henderson, Nev., Luu trained, will push her to first. working with Max “If I get first in Vegas, I’ll Performance trainers be the No. 1 female in the and Arizona Diamond- world,” she said. backs trainer and Since the 2012 World conditioning coach Championship in October, Spartan Aaron Knutson. scoring takes an athlete’s top-five “They built me,” times and calculates placement. she said, adding that in Since October, Luu has only addition to teaching participated in four races. eight-nine fitness In each race, top athletes classes each week, may earn thousands of dollars in working with clients as prize money. a personal trainer and “I’m doing this professionally working out with her now,” she said. “My sponsors cover coaches twice a week, my travel and outfitted me. Them she is still a full-time believing in me, it means a lot. mom. “You’ve got It’s been a ride.” to really want it.” “It’s exciting and she’s really In December, Luu good at it,” said Daniel Luu, April entered the next tier of Luu’s husband. Spartan racing — the Daniel Luu said he helps Texas Spartan Beast, a manage his wife’s schedule and 13.5-mile course with finances, as well as their children more than 25 obstacles. while she races. Former parachute She won with a time of “It’s a passion she’s had for a rigger April Luu 2:19:48, more than 18 long time,” he said. “I’m glad I’m competes in her minutes ahead of the able to help so she can do what first Spartan Race next female competitor. she does best — win races.” at Fort Carson May “I was possessed,” After Nevada, Luu said she will 5. Luu completed she said, adding that participate in the May 4 Colorado the 4.7-mile she averaged a 7:20- Spartan Military Race at Fort obstacle course in mile time while Carson, defending her title and she’s 1 hour, 7 minutes navigating mud pits, encouraging others to get involved. and 43 seconds, barbed wire crawl “Do it,” she said. “See where placing first among and Tyrolean rope it takes you. You’ve got to take female athletes. traverse. “All the that jump, that leap. hard work paid off.” “I’m in the best shape of my The next day, she life now. You’ve got to want it and ran the race again. you’ve got to work hard for it.” Become a Spartan Register for the Colorado Spartan Military Race May 4-5. Participants may register individually or as part of teams. Visit colorado-obstacle-racing-spartan-sprint-2013.html to register or for more information. Courtesy photos
  • 18. March 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 19Weapons accidentsSafety, police team to increase awareness By Cpl. William Smith 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, Lt. James Walter, watch commander. proving that the weapon is unloaded, 4th Infantry Division who said that each year, weapons are “Weapons are a tool, but can be muzzle awareness comes into play,” Public Affairs Office the cause of numerous accidents from dangerous if not handled properly.” Burns said. “You only point where improper handling or negligence. The Fort Carson Safety Office is you are going to shoot.” There were 14 weapons-related Fort Carson police, both civilian trying to raise awareness so people Another important part ofaccidents last year involving Fort and military, encourage anyone will be more cognizant of what weapons safety is properly registeringCarson Soldiers, resulting in one dead who may be handling a gun to learn weapons can do. and transporting personally ownedand 12 injured, and so far this year weapons safety to avoid accidents. “A weapon or firearm is just weapons on post.there have been five reported accidents, “It is important to teach weapons like any other piece of equipment People who wish to registerresulting in four injuries and one dead. safety, because weapons can be or machine,” Burns said. “You have weapons on post should bring the These numbers don’t include Fort dangerous and, if not handled properly, to know how to use it, and use it information regarding their firearmsCarson civilians or Family members, they can seriously injure or kill properly. We’re raising awareness so to the Fort Carson Police station andaccording to Paul Burns, safety director, someone,” said Fort Carson Police that people will apply the common talk with the law enforcement desk safety procedures. A weapon is no personnel to request the registration different than a car, it is just a form, Walter said. machine, and when people don’t “They do not need to bring the follow precautions, it can hurt or kill.” weapon with them,” he said. People can Burns and Walter share a refer to Fort Carson Regulation 210-18 few common safety procedures to for more information on the registration reduce accidents. process, transportation and storing a The first rule is “all guns are weapon on post. The regulation is always loaded,” Burns said. “It is not available on the Fort Carson Portal at ‘is the weapon safe?’ It is show me the weapon is safe, show me that there asd/FCFP/FC%20Publications/FC% is no magazine, that there are no 20REG%20210-18.pdf. rounds in there, and then verify.’” For those who wish to have a The second rule is “to keep your more hands-on approach to weapons finger off the trigger and outside the safety, the U.S. Army Combat trigger guard until you are ready to Readiness/Safety Center has shoot,” Walter said. “This rule is developed an interactive site, called Photo by Andrea Sutherland the key to firearm safety. A firearm Firearm Safety Techniques, to helpThe Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex, located outside Gate 20 near Interstate cannot fire if you keep your finger reduce off-duty accidental firearm25, is available to help Soldiers and civilians become familiar with their weapons away from the trigger.” incidents. 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  • 19. 20 MOUNTAINEER — March 8, 2013 March 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 21 The Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general, guides the 4th Infantry Division run, from 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, leads his Founders’ Field to Iron Horse Park, March 1. last division run at Fort Carson, March 1. Photo by Sgt. Eric Glassey Photo by Spc. Nathan Thome Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, run along Ellis Street during a March 1 division run.Division run Photo by Cpl. William Smith Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers carry their unit colors across Fort Carson March 1, during the 4th Infantry Division run. Photo by Cpl. William Smith Soldiers with the 4th Infantry Division are dismissed from Iron Horse Park to return to their unit areas March 1, following the four-mile division run to bid farewell to Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, who has served as the commanding general of 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson since November 2011. By Sgt. Eric Glassey Field and finishing at Iron Horse Park. following their commanding officers down the road was pretty motivating.” As of press time Wednesday, 4th Infantry Division Public “Thanks for coming out,” Anderson along the run route. During Anderson’s tenure at Fort Anderson’s next assignment had Affairs Office said. “We got to do these things because “It’s great when you get that esprit Carson, Soldiers noticed several marked not been announced. we’re ‘hooah.’” de corps, getting those cadences called improvements throughout post. “I think it’s a great to get everyone More than 10,000 Soldiers traversed Anderson spoke to the troops prior out and those NCOs out there motivating “There is a new division building together, it shows the support all over Fort Carson as Maj. Gen. Joseph to the run, asking them to honor those those Soldiers and being led by the and a new commissary; everything is Fort Carson,” said Spc. Kyle Heath, Anderson, commanding general, 4th who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and officers,” said Sgt. 1st Class Dustin pretty good here at Fort Carson,” said distance runner, Army World Class Infantry Division and Fort Carson, led those who are still fighting overseas. Wheeland, current operations noncom- Pfc. Tyrell Hill, 183rd Maintenance Athlete Program. “Being a sendoff, I his final division run March 1. “I ask you to remember the missioned officer in charge, 3rd Special Company, 43rd Sustainment Brigade. think there’s no better way to show our Anderson, who relinquishes deployed, and those who are fallen Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat “I’m glad we had a division run today; support for the future of (Maj. Gen.) command of the 4th Inf. Div. and Fort today while you’re running,” he said. Team, 4th Inf. Div. “Seeing the guidons had everybody out there staying Anderson as well as Fort Carson. Carson Thursday, led the Soldiers on Noncommissioned officers led and the 4th Inf. Div. flag out there, and motivated, building that camaraderie Getting everyone together shows a lot the four-mile route starting at Founders’ Soldiers through cadences while everyone in one mass formation, running that the Army is built on.” of camaraderie and great support.” Photo by Sgt. Jonathan C. ThibaultLayout by Jeanne Mazerall
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  • 21. March 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 23 By Sgt. Eric Glassey to uncertainties of deployments and when you go to sell in two or three years, Office 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Editor’s note: This is the second of perceptions of housing market conditions. “If you like certain things in the area, you could be close to those activities,” said all your profits get eaten up with commission. You can expect to pay 6-percent commission on the sale of the home. helps a three-part series on Family housing opportunities. Charles Douglas, realtor, HSO Volunteer Realtor Program. “If you want to buy a home as opposed to rent, you could build equity. “If it goes south like it did in (the) ’80s, ’90s and in 2007, you can end up upside down, and we have an awful amount of Choosing to live off-post, either by “If they want to buy property, they Soldiers who file for bankruptcy because,Soldiers renting or buying a home, is a decision many military Families face during their career. The Fort Carson Housing Services will want to … stay in it for more than three years,” Douglas said. “That’s my personal option. You could keep it for less instead of their house appreciating, it goes down in value,” he said. “Unless you’re a senior noncommissioned officer and you’re Office helps Soldiers find the housing than (that), but when you buy a home, you planning on retiring here, seldom does it secure they need for their Families. Eighty-three percent of Fort Carson Soldiers rent their homes, according to would want to stay here a little longer.” Dean Quaranta, HSO chief, said there can be additional stresses associated make sense to buy.” The choice is ultimately the Soldier’s, but the volunteers at the HSO are willing findings from Fort Carson’s Regional Growth with purchasing a home. to assist in their decision making.housing Plan Phase II, published in June 2010 by the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments. The growth plan attributes the high percentage “It’s risky,” Quaranta said. “There is a possibility of making money and we try to counsel people. If it does go up in value The Housing Services Office located in 7301 Woodfill Road, room 104, can be reached at 526-2323. 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 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| *Must provide a valid military ID card. 6/2012 The individual pictured is not an actual service member. NEED AN ESCAPE? Look no farther than Manitou Springs! Nestled in the foot of Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs is the perfect place to escape from your everyday routine. Bring your family and spend a day, or stay for a weekend and enjoy all of the attractions, shopping, and dining that the PikesPeak Region has to offer, without breaking the bank! Conveniently located on the West Side of Colorado Springs! Request a FREE Visitors Guide! (719) 685-5089
  • 22. 24 MOUNTAINEER — March 8, 2013MPSC brings Vegas to Carson Story and photo by professional dealers from Cripple the novel of the same name and blonde curls and red lipstick. Catherine Ross Creek casinos and Soldiers who themed accessories. “I’m here to make sure people are Special to the Mountaineer volunteered for the evening, became The two dozen baskets up for having a good time,” Bourne said. difficult to come by. auction were donated by Fort Carson With frequent requests from guests The “Las Vegas strip” came to life “We can’t find a seat,” said Army units and spouse groups, Army Com- to have their photo taken with her,at Fort Carson when the Mountain spouse Tara Pfaff, who along with munity Service and local businesses. Bourne said, “It’s really entertainingPost Spouses Club transformed the friend Amber Householder, stood Prior to the event, a vote on the to see how many people are willing toSpecial Events Center for its annual waiting for openings at the tables. themes took place with “It’s All About talk to a total stranger.”Viva Las Carson event Saturday. “It’s going great. It’s bringing out so the Dog” themed basket donated by The live auction featured high- More than 500 Soldiers, spouses many more people than we expected,” 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. value items such as a night’s stay atand community members turned out said MPSC volunteer coordinator Div., winning with the most “Likes,” The Broadmoor, and a 50-inch plasmafor the event. and events co-emcee Megan Davis. according to Amanda Gulden, MPSC TV. A Denver Broncos jersey from “This year’s turnout is even better Capt. Conor Kinkead, marketing and media representative. former player Randy Gradishar, whothan we were expecting,” said MPSC Headquarters and Headquarters Near the display of baskets, a jail was on hand to assist with the auction,president and event chairwoman Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, and cell mockup saw frequent occupants. drew the highest winning bid of theAngela Oakley. “The numbers are his guest, Ashley Sahhar, perused the “We’re having more fun than night, $2,600.way up from last year.” themed baskets up for silent auction. anything,” said Army spouse Sandi The event drew not just Soldiers With such a strong turnout, seats “The ‘50 Shades of Gray’ basket Spreier of the requisite 10-minute and spouses, but guests from theat the tables, many of which were is pretty tempting,” Kinkead said with stay behind bars as her friends who community at large.unit-sponsored and featured both a laugh, indicating a basket containing placed her in lockup took photos. “I’m happy because a lot of “The Jail” was just one of the community members are here,” ways revelers could spend their chip said Oakley. credits, obtained by winning at the Former Colorado Springs mayor, tables. Guests could trade in credits Lionel Rivera, who was stationed at for tickets, which could be used to Fort Carson from 1984-1987 as an enter one or more of the 66 drawings officer, attended the event to show in the Viva Las Carson prize vault, his support for Fort Carson Soldiers all donated by event sponsors. and Families. Several times throughout the night, “It’s good visiting with some of the a group of six Army spouse “showgirls” Soldiers here and seeing what they’re performed dance numbers on stage. up to. Some of them are deploying,” “It was fun,” said showgirl said Rivera. “It’s good to support the Samantha Gunther after the first spouses. It’s the least we can do, to number. She explained that, with come here and support them.” the exception of the group’s The charitable occasion where choreographer, Misty Bruce, none guests played craps, roulette and of them were dancers. black jack, participated in auctions, “I’m pretty impressed with our per- and enjoyed live entertainment raised formance,” Gunther said with a smile. nearly $20,000 in the process. Viva Las Carson attendees unite As part of the solicitations board, “The money we’re raising tonight on the dance floor to line dance Maggie Bourne fundraised to help make goes directly to our scholarship to the “Cupid Shuffle” Saturday Viva Las Carson possible, and on the funds for military (Family members) at the Special Events Center. night of the event, she transformed and to our welfare funds, not only herself into Marilyn Monroe complete for agencies on post, but also in the with signature white dress, platinum community,” said Davis. We have The Fort Carson Community your The Legal & Financial Community The Peterson Air Force Base and community The NORAD Community The Schriever Air Force Base Community covered The Business Community Call 634-5905 to subscribe or for targeted advertising opportunities
  • 23. March 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 25Find new life,growth, warmth Commentary by toward spring. The warmth of additional days Chap. (Col.) David Brown of sunshine begins to effect a change in the Fort Carson garrison chaplain trees and grasses and flowers around us. The warmth and light begins to coax new life out I think I am ready for spring; ready to sit of the Earth itself and slowly, but surely, lifeout in the warm sun, watch the leaves explode begins to emerge from the cocoon of winter.out of the trees and watch the dull gray days of Are you finding your spiritual self stillwinter turn to green. But spring isn’t quite here wrapped in winter clothing? Are you feelingyet, and there is snow on the ground as I write dormant, as if the cold which has encasedof my longing for warmth, green and spring. your life is so tightly gripping who you are One of the reasons I think I like spring is that you don’t have a chance to become whobecause it represents such a positive change. you really want to be? Well, it seems we,You can see the change, smell the change in the too, should take a lesson from spring andair, almost as if you could watch nature itself reorient our life’s axis. Who is it that you leanlean forward into a new season. All of the toward in your life’s journey? Where do youactivity around me reminds me that life doesn’t find warmth and light for your life? Arehave to remain the same; life doesn’t have to be you leaning in that direction, or are yourdark, cold and gray. It is possible for the dull actions, decisions and attitude leaninggrays of winter days in our lives to be replaced you in another way, back toward the coldwith new growth and new possibilities. We and gray you want to break away from?don’t have to remain cold in our outlook or Worship is a chance to reorient our lives,responses to those who are close to us. We, too, to turn our axis toward who we want tocan find new life, new growth and new warmth. become. Worship helps us find, once again, But it doesn’t just happen by itself. In our connection with life and warmth andorder for spring to begin, there is a change those who care about us. Spring is here, allin the orientation of the Earth. The Earth’s axis year long. Find a place in worship to celebratebegins to tilt back toward the sun as the long your new life, discover your new possibilitiesjourney around the sun moves from winter and become who you want to be.Chapel briefsFacebook: Search “Fort Carson Chaplains (Religious Support Office)” for the latest Chapel Schedule events and schedules. ROMAN CATHOLIC“How we Love our Kids: The Five Love Day Time Service Chapel Location Contact Person Styles of Parenting Seminar” — will be 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 held April 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at Soldiers’ Sunday 8:15-8:45 a.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Memorial Chapel. Based on the work of Sunday 9 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Milan and Kay Yerkovich, the seminar helps 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 parents identify which of the five love styles Sunday 11 a.m. Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 they have; discover dynamics that shape Mon-Fri 11:45 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Mon-Thurs noon Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 their parenting; eliminate “buttons” so their children can’t push them; create close PROTESTANT Friday 4:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer, Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 connections with children that last a lifetime; Bible Study and learn the seven gifts every child needs. Sunday 9 a.m. Protestant Healer Evans Army Hospital Chap. Gee/526-7386 The event will be led by Ken Robinson and 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 Justin Cole, Soldier and Family Readiness Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Program, Army Community Service. Limited Sunday 11 a.m. Protestant Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 child care will be available and participants 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 are asked to bring a snack to share. Call Pat Sunday 2:30-4:30p.m. Youth ministry Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Treacy at 524-2458 or email patricia.a. Tuesday 9:30 a.m. PWOC Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 by April 5 to register.Military Council of Catholic Women meets 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 Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. For information call ISLAMIC SERVICES 526-5769 or visit “Fort Carson Military Fort Carson does not offer Islamic services on post. Contact the Islamic Society at 2125 N. Chestnut, 632-3364 for information. Council of Catholic Women” on Facebook.Knights of Columbus, a Catholic group for (FORT CARSON OPEN CIRCLE) WICCA men 18 and older, meets the second and fourth Sunday 1 p.m. Provider Chapel, Building 1350, Barkeley and Ellis Tuesday of the month at Soldiers’ Memorial COLORADO WARRIORS SWEAT LODGE Chapel. Call 526-5769 for more information. Meets once or twice monthly and upon special request. Contact Michael Hackwith or Wendy Chunn-Hackwith at 285-5240 for information.Protestant Women of the Chapel meets Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Free child care is available. Email or visit PWOC Fort 526-5769 for more information. open to members of all branches of service. Carson on Facebook Latter Day Saints Soldiers: Weekly Institute Contact Richard Stites at 719-598-6576 for details. Class (Bible study) is Wednesday at 7 p.m. at or Cheryl Sims at 719-304-9815 forDeployed Spouses Group Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Call 719-266-0283 more information. meets for fellowship, or 719-649-1671 for more information. Spanish Bible Study meets at Soldiers’ Memorial food and spiritual Heartbeat, a support group for battle Chapel Tuesday at 6 p.m. Contact Staff Sgt. guidance Wednesday buddies, Family members and friends who Jose Varga at 719-287-2016 for details. at 5 p.m. at Soldiers’ are suicide survivors, meets the second Jewish Lunch and Learn with Chap. (Lt. Col.) Memorial Chapel Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. Howard Fields takes place Wednesday from Fellowship Hall. at the Fallen Heroes Family Center, building noon to 1 p.m. at Provider Chapel. For more Call Cecilia Croft at 6215, 6990 Mekong St. The group is information, call 526-8263.
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  • 25. March 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 27 Youths shine in Idaho track competition Story and photo by Walt Johnson Mountaineer staff from the Simplot Games with a medal because of the level of competition there. The biggest thing the athletes get Four members of the Fort Carson from the event is the level of exposure youth running team participated in the they get and figure out where they rank Simplot Games, the premiere indoor nationally. I watched our athletes, and track and field event for high school they were not in awe of the competition. athletes in the nation, at Idaho State In fact, they embraced the chance to University Feb. 14-16, at Pocatello, Idaho. compete and did a very good job at the The Simplot Games is an annual track games,” Smith said. and field competition which gives high One of the athletes that fared well at school athletes the chance to compete the event is Kyree Goodman, a junior against many of the best track and field at Widefield High School, said Smith. athletes in the United States and Canada. Goodman said one of the According to John Smith, Fort Carson contributing factors for him wanting Family member and team coach, the to compete in the Simplot Games event gives athletes the chance to see was the improvement he saw in one how well they stack up nationally in of his teammates last year. their respective track and field events. He said he saw how much the According to Smith and Simplot games helped his teammate earn a Games officials, the competition, which scholarship to the University of has been held since 1979, has proven Missouri and Goodman wanted to to be a good measuring stick for high put himself in that type of a position. school athletes, many that go on to have He said his goal was to see how well productive and successful college careers he could compete at the games without in the sport. Smith said many athletes concerning himself with competing find they can improve their strengths against the other athletes. and better understand their weaknesses Goodman said he and his teammates after competing in this competition wanted to see how they rate against the with many of the elite young athletes top competition in the country andFort Carson youth running team members, from left, Joshua Gloor, Kyree from around the nation. see what they needed to do to improveGoodman and Dylan Day, get in some practice at the Iron Horse Sports and Fitness “It is very rare that a sophomore or for the upcoming high school trackCenter track recently after competing in the Simplot Games in Idaho in February. junior in high school will come back season and beyond. Mountaineer Sports Feature Fountain-Fort Carson High School’s Al Davis battles Heritage Eagles’ Ryan Singer, 22, for a rebound during Colorado 5A state basketball playoff action Saturday at Fountain-Fort Carson High School. The Eagles defeated the Trojans, 75-66, to move on to the regional semifinals to play the state’s top-ranked team, the Denver East Angels, Wednesday. The loss ended the high school careers for seniors Davis, Devin Lindsey, Dominique LaSalle, Ben Selby, A.J. Watson and Anthony Davis. The next high local school basketball action will feature members of the Trojans and Mesa Ridge High School Grizzlies competing in the 4A vs. 5A all-star game at Doherty High School in Colorado Springs, March 21. Photo by Walt Johnson
  • 26. 28 MOUNTAINEER — March 8, 2013BENCH On theThe Fort Carson Women’s Golf Association hosts its annual Advancing to regional finals Fort Carson Family member and Mesa season opening coffee April 2 Ridge High School at 9 a.m. guard Ifti Dunne The event held at the drives past Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club Windsor High serves as the official kickoff event School defenders for the 2013 golfing season, Maggie Griggs, 13, according to association officials. and Brooke Weather permitting, nine holes of Pemberton, 35, golf will follow the coffee. Women during action golfers, both military and civilian, Saturday at Mesa interested in joining the league Ridge High School. are encouraged to attend the The Grizzlies won coffee and get more information the contest to about the club. advance to the Civilians wishing to attend the regional finals event should enter the post through against the Gate 1 off Highway 115. A valid Pueblo South driver’s license and current proof of Colts Saturday at auto insurance and registration are 11:45 a.m. at the required to access the post. Contact Denver Coliseum Judy Jacoby at 719-685-1901 or in Denver. The email winner advances for more information. to the Colorado 4AA Luck of the Volunteer run/walk final four Thursday March 15 recognizes Red Cross at the University of volunteers. Colorado Boulder. The event offers a three- and six-mile run/walk. Registration begins at Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center at 3 p.m. and the race is at 4 p.m. Early registration Photo by Walt Johnson is being accepted at the Red Cross Office, located at 1675 Ellis St., building 1217, room 101; or at Evans Army According to race officials, there is a $5 There will be a coaches meeting April 4 Community Hospital in room 1033; from registration fee (cash or check) and the first 100 at 6:30 p.m. at Iron Horse Sports and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Preregistration closes people who register will receive a T-shirt, which Fitness Center. The league is free and Thursday at 4:30 p.m. can be picked up at the Foxhole sports and open to all Department of Defense entertainment lounge identification cardholders. after the race. All Registration information and rules are children 12 and under available at Table tennis tourney will receive a free goodie bag. Pets on a intramuralsports.php. For more information, call 526-3972. leash are welcome. Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club will have Call the American Red a number of events to kickoff the Cross at 526-2311 for spring season. more information. The “Club for Kids Day” activity, open to A Commanding youths ages 6-16, is set for April 7 from 10 a.m. General Golf Scramble to 2 p.m. The active-duty post championship is is scheduled April scheduled April 14-15. 4 at the Cheyenne Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center hosts Shadows Golf Club. a basketball skills contest March 20. The event begins Officials said the facility will host a with a shotgun start at three-point shooting and slam dunk contest 12:30 p.m. According to at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to all DOD golf course officials, identification cardholders. registration is currently People interested in participating in open for the April the contest can sign up at the front desk at the event; call 526-4102. fitness facility. For more information, contact The golf course is the fitness center at 526-3972. scheduled to hold a The Colorado Springs Flames, a semipro CG golf scramble the football team that features military members, first Friday of each is training for its upcoming Colorado month from April to Football Conference season. September, except Anyone interested in trying out for July’s event will be the Flames should attend the mini-camps held July 3. held Sundays at 2 p.m. at Cheyenne The Directorate Mountain High School, 1200 Cresta Road of Family and in Colorado Springs. The reigning champion Morale, Welfare begins its title defense May 4 against the and Recreation is Colorado Springs Cyclones. registering teams The National Physique Committee 2013 Nutrition Jake Cook teaches his sister, Cheyenne Brown, the for a coed Company Denver Open bodybuilding, Figure, proper way to play table tennis at Iron Horse Sports volleyball league, bikini and Physique and Expo championships and Fitness Center. The center will hold a table which begins play will be held in Denver Sunday. tennis tournament March 18 from noon to 1 p.m. in in April. The event takes place at the River Point singles and open division play. Registration deadline The league will Event Center, 1840 West Oxford, in Sheridan. is Monday. Call 526-3972 for more information. consist of teams with Prejudging begins at 11 a.m. and the finals three men and three begin at 4 p.m. Visit Photo by Walt Johnson women. Registration for tickets. deadline is March 28. — Compiled by Walt Johnson
  • 27. March 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 29Mountaineer Athlete of the Week James Bollinger Intramural sports player What sports did you play growing up? I played football, wrestling and lacrosse when I was in middle school and I continued playing all the sports all the way through high school. What was one of your memorable highlights in high school football? We went to the state championships in the AAA bracket and I was the starting safety for the team. I was also selected as an all-American in football in Virginia in my junior and senior year in high school. What is your best personal sports moment? When I was 14 years old — the first year I ever played basketball — in the finals of the tournament we were in, I had to go in and play center in overtime. I had five rebounds and six points to help us win the game. What is your best professional sports moment? That would be when the Dallas Cowboys won the first of their three Super Bowls in four years in the mid-90s. I’m a big Cowboys fan and watched Troy Aikman, Emmit Smith, Michael Irvin and the rest of the Cowboys win that Super Bowl championship. It was the first time I really understood football and I hope they do it again real soon. What is the one thing you haven’t done in sports that you would still like to do? My high school team won the state championship the year after I graduated. I would love to be a member of a team that won a championship. People who don’t know me would be surprised to know that ... I am as athletic as I really am. Many people wouldn’t realize that I played as many sports as I have. Today you don’t see people playing as many sports ... people are more specialized. I actually played the other sports so that I could (get better) at football, but I ended up being much better at lacrosse than any other sport I played. Photo by Walt Johnson Colorado Springs Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Wiinning S Winning Smiles For Everyone! Krav Maga of EXPERIEN ED CARING EXPERIENCED, CARING AND GENTLE RI NC D, A GENTLE EN Southern Colorado Cosmetic DentistryBrazilian Jiu Jitsu • Krav Maga • Self Defense Bonding & Veneers Fitness • Kickboxing • Weapon Defense Root Canal Therapy Childrens Dentistry Level 4 MACP Combative Instructor Crowns & Bridges Certified Police Combative Instructor Orthodontics Teeth Whitening719-439-5776 or 719-963-7057 • 3226 N. Nevada Ave Oral Surgery WWW.CSBJJ.COM • WWW.KM-SCO.COM Dentures Implants 3 Months at HALF Price Wisdom Teeth White Fillings With Six Month Agreement • Mention this ad. Not including initiation fees. This special not to be used in conjunction with any other special or discounts, no cash value. Porcelain Laminates Gum Care PROVIDER PROVIDER FOR ACTIVE MI TARY DEPENDENTS I ACTIVE MILITARY DEPENDENTS ILITA 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 Caring Caring For Smiles Since 1974
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  • 29. March 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 31 GT E Math and Art” exhibit runs until June 1. Buell Admission is $9 for adults and children 12 and Children’s Museum, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., in under are free. Custom and antique motorcycles Pueblo, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday- are on display; there’s a tattoo contest, door prizes Saturday. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 and vendors. The meet is at 3650 N. Nevada Ave. Out for children. Visit for more information. “Legally Blonde the Musical” is the next production of the Fort Carson Community Theatre. The Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade, has Shows are March 15-16, 22-23, and 29-30 atThe Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum has a these performances scheduled: 7 p.m. in the Freedom Performing Arts Center. special exhibit “To the Moon: Snoopy Soars • Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance,” Tickets are $5 with military identification and $7 with NASA” that runs through April 20. The is March 26 at 7:30 p.m. for general admission at Information, Tickets and exhibit examines the Apollo 10 mission and • Bill Cosby is on stage April 16 at 8 p.m. Registration office, and at the door for $3 more. the role of Peanuts characters in that flight. • “The Ugly Duckling,” an Imagination The museum is free. It is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebration presentation is in the theater St. Patrick’s Day Parade includes floats, Tuesday-Saturday and is at 215 S. Tejon St. April 29 at 7 p.m. Children are encouraged to leprechauns, marching bands and fun, and Call 685-5990 for information. wear their pajamas or favorite character attire. starts at noon March 16 on Tejon Street, starting Preshow activities are in the lobby and milk at St. Vrain Street and ending at Vermijo Street.“Free Scout Day” is Saturday at the Rocky and cookies are available after the performance. There’s a bike ride at 8:30 a.m. and a five- Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Call 520-SHOW or 576-2626 for tickets and kilometer run at 11 a.m. There’s a Fun Run for Fairview, Woodland Park. All Scouts and Scout information for any of the events. the wee ones (up to age 10). Bikers register leaders in uniform will be admitted free. Nature’s online at Educators will give presentations at 11:30 a.m. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and 2 p.m. and host an interactive table about at 14th and Curtis streets, has several The Falcon Wanderers’ 16th annual St. Patrick’s raptors and reptiles and how they are related Broadway productions on its agenda. Day Walk, Saturday, begins and ends at to dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. “Sense & Sensibility, the Musical” is the Modern Woodmen of America, 2924 N. Friends of Dinosaur Ridge will also have April 5-May 26; “Peter and the Starkweather” Beacon St. and is free. Register 8:30 a.m. to activity tables during Free Scout Day. is Aug. 15-16; “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” 12:30 p.m. For more information, email is Sept. 3-6; and “Sister Act” is Sept. 24-27. Fountain Creek Nature Center has a Junior Other productions include “Spalato” Naturalists Spring Break Nature Camp March 28-30, and “Les Miserables” May 22-26. The Denver Art Museum has opened a special March 25-29. Prepaid registration is required, For ticket information call 303-446-4811. exhibit that runs through April 28: “Georgia call 520-6745 for information. The cost is $130. O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, The nature center is off Highway 85/87. Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra Katsinam and the Land.” The exhibit features performs “Broadway Rocks” March 16 at 53 of the renowned artist’s works. The DenverAir Force Academy has “Rat Pack Show” April 19. 8 p.m. at Pikes Peak Center. Call 520-SHOW Art Museum is free Saturday. Regular admission in Arnold Hall. Call the box office at 333-4497. for information and tickets. is $10 for adult Colorado residents, $8 for Take the North Gate entrance from Interstate 25 military and students and $3 for ages 6-18. north and follow that road to the Cadet Area, The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa The museum is at 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway near the chapel. Fe Ave. in Pueblo, has Family Theater Series in downtown Denver. Nearby parking is in the performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Cultural Complex Garage, for a fee.Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center announces designated dates.Tickets are $8 each; call its 2013 theater schedule: “Other Desert Cities” 719-295-7200 for tickets. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science has runs through March 31; “The Drowsy • “The Mark of Zorro” is March 16. “Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Chaperone” is May 9-June 2; and “Jacques • “Todd Oliver and Friends” is April 27. Age” in the museum through May 27. Visitors Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris” is A Sangre de Cristo Ballet Performance “Swan will be able to see fossils from the Ice Age June 20-30. Call the box office, 634-5583. Lake,” is April 19 at 7:30 p.m. and unearthed near Snowmass Village in 2010. The The theater is at 30 W. Dale St. and has a free April 20 at 2 p.m. at the Sangre de Cristo Ballet museum is at 2001 Colorado Blvd. and is open parking lot in front of the center. theater, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave. in Pueblo. Tickets 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call 303-370-6000 for are $10 at the box office, 719-295-7200. tickets for this special exhibition, $21 for adultsBuell Children’s Museum in Pueblo has a new and $12 for juniors and students. Tickets are exhibit in which math plus toys multiplied by A Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet is March 16, 9 available on a timed schedule. Go online to art equal smart fun. 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  • 30. 32 MOUNTAINEER — March 8, 2013 March 8, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 33 SPACE FOUNDATIONVisitorsCenter —one ofthe city’s Photo by Nel Lampenewest A model of the first lunar module that was the first manned vehicle to land on the moon is in the El Pomar Space Gallery. The Space Foundation partners with local schools and has aattractions space-related education program for teachers. Arrangements can be made for Campfire groups, Scout groups or school classes to take a field trip or an in-depth education program at the visitors center by calling 576-8000. A visit to the Space Foundation Visitors Center will fascinate Photo courtesy Space Foundation almost anyone, from youngsters to senior citizens. For very young A group of children have questions for the facilitator during a Science on a Sphere presentation in the Northrop Grumman children, a visit to the free Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum’s Science Center. The science center is in the Visitors Center at the Space Foundation World Headquarters. related exhibit, “To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA,” might be in order. This special exhibit looks at the history of the Apollo 10 By Nel Lampe era, beginning in 1959, when the United States and The model is one-quarter the size of the actual mission, and the part Peanuts characters, Snoopy and Charlie Photo by Nel Lampe Mountaineer staff the Soviet Union were both attempting to reach the Lunar Module. Near the module is a cutout of an Brown, played in that mission. Children can try on spacesuits and A spacesuit worn by U.S. astronauts for walks outside the moon. The exhibit includes photos and milestones. astronaut, showing how large the module is, helmets at the exhibit at Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon. It’ll be in spacecraft is a self-contained “spaceship.” A pressure spacesuit A visit to the Space Foundation Visitors Center Ever seen a U.S. or Soviet spacesuit? One from compared to a human being. place until April 20, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free. is worn during launches and Colorado Springs is awesome. Visitors walk into each country is in the space gallery, along with two Duplicates of rockets used to launch space The Space Foundation Visitors Center,an area with Doug Rouse’s paintings of futuristic Russian Lunokhod robotic moon buggy models, vehicles, shown in 1/20th scale, are grouped 4425 Arrowswest Drive, is open Tuesdays andspace ships, planets and an astronaut, setting the duplicates of those secretly sent on a moon mission at the end of the exhibit hall. Four rockets, the Thursdays, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., as well asstage for a visit to the Space Foundation’s exhibits. during the Cold War period. The Soviet models Atlas V, the Delta IV Heavy, the Ariane 44 LP and the first Saturday of the month. Arrowswest Drive Admission is free for active-duty Soldiers and are on loan from the Kansas Cosmosphere and the Ariane 5, are displayed. intersects Garden of the Gods Road.Families. Visitors’ first stop is the El Pomar Space Space Center in Hutchinson, Kan. The next stop in the visit is in the Northrop The Space Foundation Store has space andGallery, where the foundation’s space artifacts are Soviet and U.S. food developed for astronauts Grumman Science Center, where the Science On a NASA memorabilia and collectibles for sale asdisplayed. to eat while on space missions is in an exhibit. Sphere is the attraction. well as toys, rockets, dolls , pens, puzzles, space A good place to start is “Launch to the Moon,” Other displays include the U.S. Lunar Module The 68-inch in diameter sphere is suspended art, backpacks, meteorite jewelry and spacewhich is a look at the timeline of the “space race” — the first manned vehicle to land on the moon. from the ceiling and uses computers and projectors food. Call 877-698-0704 to reach the store or to depict environmental and science displays. visit Science On a Sphere was developed by the The Space Foundation will host the 29th National National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Space Symposium April 8-11 at the Broadmoor and can provide views of the Earth, sun, moon, and Hotel. It is attended by top-level representatives planets. There are less than a hundred Science from space organizations who are registered to on a Sphere in the world and generally used in attend. However, during the symposium, Soldiers planetariums and museums. in uniform who show military identification have If the Science On a Sphere is not being free admission to the Exhibit Center, which used for a class presentation, a docent will give showcases the latest space innovations. visitors an overview of what the sphere can do Soldiers with valid identification and their Families by showing some sample programs. Be sure to are admitted free to the Space Foundation Visitors ask for the demonstration when in the visitors Center. Regular admission prices are $5 for adults center. Or, call ahead of the visit to ask when and $4 for students with identification and $2 for the sphere is available to see. ages 4-17; children younger than 3 are admitted free. The Visitors Center opened in October at the Space Foundation’s World Headquarters off Garden of the Gods Road. It had been in planning for several years, but the Space Foundation didn’t have Just the Facts enough room until acquiring the present facility • TRAVEL TIME — 25 minutes about a year ago. More exhibits are in future plans. • FOR AGES — anyone Interest in space may be high in this area because of the prominent space industry in • TYPE — space museum Colorado Springs as well as the space-related missions at local Air Force bases. Colorado has • FUN FACTOR — ★★★★★ the second largest space industry in the U.S., (Out of 5 stars) next to California. • WALLET DAMAGE — FREE FOR MILITARY Established in 1983 in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation has a mission: “To $ = Less than $20 advance space-related endeavors to inspire, $$ = $21 to $40 Models of rockets used in launching enable and propel humanity.” The foundation is a $$$ = $41 to $60 space vehicles are in the visitors center. leader in “space awareness activities and educational $$$$ = $61 to $80 Photo by Nel Lampe programs that bring space into the classroom,” Futuristic images of spaceships, planets and an astronaut are in the entrance to the Places to see in the Photo by Nel Lampe according to the foundation’s website. (BASED ON A FAMILY OF FOUR) Space Foundation Visitors Center. Visitors are greeted by employees and volunteers. Pikes Peak area.
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