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  • 1. Vol. 71, No. 10 March 15, 2013 Generally speaking Photo by Cpl. William Smith Maj. Gens. Joseph Anderson, left, and Paul J. LaCamera speak at a rehearsal Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., assumed command of 4th Infantry Wednesday for their change of command ceremony, which took place Thursday. Division and Fort Carson. Anderson’s next duty assignment will be at Fort Bragg, as LaCamera, who previously served as the commanding general of the U.S. Army the special assistant to the commanding general, U.S. Forces Command.Sequester furloughsWhat it means to the IMCOM workforce By Robert Dozier employee in a temporary nonduty and nonpay status. Notices are scheduled to go out between MarchU.S. Army Installation Management Command The Department of Defense has notified 18 and 22. Congress of its intent to furlough most civilian The financial burden of the furlough will be the FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — Army employees up to 22 nonconsecutive days — one day equivalent of an 8.5-percent annual reduction in pay.civilian personnel are bracing for the impact of per week until the end of the fiscal year. Active duty, However, a one-day-per-week furlough during thefurloughs and changing financial priorities on their reserve and National Guard are exempt from furloughs. last weeks of the fiscal year (from late April throughorganizations. Approximately 251,000 Department of How an individual employee or activity is September) equates to a 20 percent reduction in paythe Army civilians expect to be notified soon if they affected by furloughs will be subject to the command during that time period.will be furloughed up to 22 days, starting in April. and the overall guidance of human resources and Overtime and compensatory time are curtailed, In order to meet national security responsibilities, legal advice. and no employee will be allowed to volunteer servicesInstallation Management Command is prioritizing Furloughs have the potential to impact approxi- during the furlough. Telework and the use of govern-readiness and programs based on the Army strategy, mately 27,000 IMCOM employees. There may be ment issued electronics, such as blackberries, laptopswhile adjusting to the fiscal resources available. some exceptions for those deployed in a combat zone or ipods will not be permitted on furlough days. Furloughs are a result of the Budget Control Act and those whose duties protect life, health and safety An additional burden at IMCOM will be thepassed Aug. 2, 2011, which requires more than $487 of our Soldiers and their Families. potential termination of temporary and term employees.billion in cuts from the defense base budget over 10 All employees who may be furloughed are entitledyears, beginning in fiscal 2013. A furlough places an by law to a 30-day notice before implementation. See Furloughs on Page 4 Message board INSIDE Eggsperience Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center featuring obstacle course, egg launch, arts and crafts and live entertainment. Cost is $1 per person or $5 for Families of five or more. Children under 3 are free. Pages 20-21 Page 10 Page 9
  • 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — March 15, 2013 MOUNTAINEER Customer service Don’t get hot – use ICECommanding General: Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCameraGarrison Commander: Col. David L. GrossoFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: By Col. David Grosso the customer either via Dee McNutt Garrison commander phone or email. This createsChief, Print and Web Communications: a two-way line of communi- Rick Emert Outstanding customer service is not always easy cation between garrisonEditor: Devin Fisher to come by. service providers and their No matter how vital the service provided, how the customers, and has resultedStaff writer: Andrea Sutherland service was delivered is what sticks in the customer’s mind. in positive resolution ofHappenings: Nel Lampe As the commander of U.S. Army Garrison Fort Carson many issues, as well as — a service organization — I am committed to striving for positive commendationSports writer: Walt Johnson the highest levels of service to our community. A positive of program personnel.Layout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall experience keeps our Soldiers, Family members, retirees, In fact, personnel who civilians and contractors coming back and using the are consistently applauded This commercial enterprise newspaper is services we provide. Similarly, a negative experience can via ICE are nominated foran authorized publication for members of the drive away the customers that count on us to provide the ICE ACES (AccoladesDepartment of Defense. Contents of theMountaineer are not necessarily the official specialized, as well as standard services. One of the tools we have to gauge our service success Grosso Commending Exceptional Service) program. Electedview of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or is the Interactive Customer Evaluation, available at nominees, or ICE ACES, are recognized from the highestthe Department of the Army. Printed circulationis 12,000 copies. This program promotes feedback from installation leadership level down, and represent the The editorial content of the the community directly to garrison directors and managers, exceptional service that Fort Carson strives for at everyMountaineer is the responsibility of the Public leading to improved programs and services, and also service opportunity every day. I invite you to take a momentAffairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119, highlights the things we are doing well. to provide accolades on ICE when you have encounteredTel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address is Very few people keep a negative customer service exceptional services. Acknowledgement of a job The Mountaineer is posted on the experience to themselves — it’s human nature. But I ask that, has a positive impact on staff morale as well as programs.Internet at instead of sharing that poor experience with a handful of ICE is a valuable program that gives me insight into both The Mountaineer is an unofficial friends, you use Fort Carson’s ICE feedback program to inspire the good and substandard practices happening within our com-publication authorized by AR 360-1. The change and communicate directly with the service providers munity. No ICE comment goes unread, and whether the cus-Mountaineer is printed by Colorado Springs who may not even be aware that you had a specific issue. tomer requests a response or not, the matter will be addressed.Military Newspaper Group, a private firm inno way connected with the Department of the It is up to you to give them the opportunity to correct it. Help the garrison maintain its goals of being aArmy, under exclusive written contract with Customers who provide a comment on the ICE website or service-focused, effective and well-disciplined organizationFort Carson. It is published 49 times per year. via one of many ICE card terminals throughout the garrison with high morale by providing your feedback using an The appearance of advertising in this have the opportunity to request a response from the service ICE card, kiosk or online submission at every possiblepublication, including inserts or supplements, provider. If a response is requested, the service provider has opportunity. It’s a program that can absolutely bring positivedoes not constitute endorsement by theDepartment of the Army or Colorado Springs 72 hours, once the comment is logged in the system, to contact change, but it absolutely can’t work without your input.Military Newspaper Group, of the products orservices advertised. 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The Mountaineer’s editorial content isedited, prepared and provided by the PublicAffairs Office, building 1430, room 265, FortCarson, CO 80913-5119, phone 526-4144. Releases from outside sources are soindicated. The deadline for submissions to theMountaineer is close of business the weekbefore the next issue is published. The WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/4THIDMountaineer staff reserves the right to editsubmissions 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 ofthe Department of the Army. Reproduction of editorial material is WWW.TWITTER.COM/@4THINFDIVauthorized. Please credit accordingly. Classified advertising 329-5236 WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/THE4ID Display advertising 634-5905 Mountaineer editor 526-4144 WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/THE4ID Post information 526-5811 WWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/THE4ID Post weather hotline 526-0096
  • 3. March 15, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 3Army, Auroraleaders signcovenant By Billie Garner Garrison Public Affairs Office Hogan; Jeff Thompson, chairman of the board, Aurora Chamber of Commerce; George H. Peck, From left, Wendy Mitchell, Aurora Economic Development Council president and CEO; Aurora Mayor Photo by James C. Burnett senior vice president, Aurora Chamber of Steve Hogan; Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, then DENVER — Fort Carson’s senior military Commerce; and Wendy Mitchell, president and commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fortleader and the city of Aurora leaders pledged their CEO, Aurora Economic Development Council. Carson; Jeff Thompson, chairman of the board, Auroracommitment to continue to improve the quality of In the former Supreme Court chambers, Chamber of Commerce; and George H. Peck, senior vicelife for Soldiers and their Families during an Army officials signed the Army Community Covenant, president, Aurora Chamber of Commerce; sign the ArmyCommunity Covenant signing ceremony March 8 which was formed in 2008 by the Secretary of the Community Covenant between Fort Carson and theat the state capitol. Army to construct shared connections and strengthen city of Aurora, March 8 at the state capitol in Denver. Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, then commanding relationships between Soldiers, Families and theirgeneral, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, local communities.hosted the covenant signing with Aurora Mayor Anderson said Fort Carson leadership continues 31 years of service,” he said.Steve Hogan and other area leaders. to be amazed by the contributions of the Aurora “(This) community covenant signing ceremony “Today is another historic day for our military community, citing the Adopt-A-School program; solidifies our relationship with the surroundingcommunity as we strengthen the already strong supporting and participating in the Armed Forces communities and Fort Carson,” said Hogan.bonds between Fort Carson and the city of Aurora Day Concert; the Aurora Veterans Salute; the The mayor said it made sense to incorporate thewith the signing of this covenant,” said Anderson. Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon; the Anschutz covenant signing into the Aurora Day at the Capitol The covenant uniting the civilian community of Medical Campus; Aurora Defense Council and event. The city of Aurora, the Aurora Chamber ofAurora with its military neighbors at Fort Carson other local events. Commerce and the Aurora Economic Developmentwas signed by Civilian Aide Emeritus to the “I have not seen such outstanding support See Partnership on Page 4Secretary of the Army William J. Hybl; Anderson; like this anywhere else in the Army in my over RATES AS LOW AS 1.49 FOR UP TO 36 MONTHS ON AUTOS %APR1 Who doesn’t love a good, low rate? We want to help get you where you want to go, and to make it simple, we’re offering our lowest rate ever, while keeping the loan process fast and easy. Apply today for a great deal and save hundreds on your next car, or bring your loan from another lender and get $250.2 APPLY TODAY! ARMY MARINE CORPS 1139 Space Center Drive, Colorado Springs, CO NAVY AIR FORCE The Markets at Mesa Ridge, 6916 Mesa Ridge Parkway, Fountain, CO DoD 1.888.842.6328 Federally insured by NCUA. Rates based on creditworthiness, so your rate may differ. Rate discounts can be applied, but cannot bring the rate below the 1.49% APR minimum. 1.49% APR for up to 36-month term available on 2012, 2013, and 2014 model years with 7,499 miles or less. Payment 1 example: Loan amount of $20,000 at a rate of 1.49% APR for 36 months would have a monthly payment of $569.00. 2Within 30 days of the first full payment, $250 will be credited to the primary applicant’s savings account. Existing Navy Federal loans not eligible for this offer. Offer may expire at any time. © 2013 Navy Federal NFCU 12353_COL (3-13)
  • 4. 4 MOUNTAINEER — March 15, 2013Furloughs and activities may accomplish their pay-periods including Monday, May 27 The availability of Family andfrom Page 1 mission with a reduced workweek, (Memorial Day), Thursday, July 4 MWR programs may also be affected, while others may go to a rotating (Independence Day), and Monday, but the full impact is not yet known.The permanent workforce may have to schedule in an attempt to maintain Sept. 2 (Labor Day). This may impact the Army’s ability topick up and fulfill these duties left customer service. The availability of unemployment mitigate the negative effects of thevacant, while working 20 percent fewer Discretion is likely to be in the compensation to ease the effect of furlough by providing morale, welfareman-hours. hands of the supervisor or division furloughs is difficult to summarize and recreation activities and Family Health benefits, flexible spending leader with guidance from the garrison because the rules of each state will support programs.accounts, federal group life insurance, commander, but clear guidance is not apply. Employees may seek part-time All sequestration and furlough plansvision and dental plans and federal long- yet available. employment in the civilian sector, and actions are designed to be reversible.term care plans are not impacted during Employee vacation days cannot be however, they should discuss it with their If Congress passes a balanced deficitthis furlough period. However, the used to cover a furlough day, but there supervisor to meet ethics requirements. reduction plan that the president signs,employee is still responsible for the full is no prohibition to taking accrued The effect of furloughs on an the impact of sequestration on civilianpremiums due for these benefits, even annual leave during the furlough employee’s Thrift Savings Plan employees may be avoided.though their gross pay will be reduced. period, with supervisor approval. The depends on whether deductions are There is activity in the U.S. House These factors are expected to scheduling of annual leave during based on percentage of basic pay or on of Representatives and the U.S. Senateincrease the stress on the workforce as the furlough will likely be a lot tighter dollar amount and it may affect the to write bills which would soften thepeople feel the impact on their home due to the reduced work hours and agency’s contribution. Since some effects of sequestration; however therebudgets while attempting to balance annual leave may need to be cancelled retirement contributions are also based is no guarantee that furloughs will notwork priorities during a shortened to meet the mission. on a percentage of pay, officials be enacted for the full If a furlough day is scheduled encourage employees to meet with For more information on how Other questions on the furloughs immediately before and after a federal their human resources representatives sequestration and furloughs affect theare emerging. For example, how the holiday, the employee will not earn the and/or financial planners to determine IMCOM workforce, go to http://work week schedule will be affected by holiday pay. This has the potential to how furloughs might affect their TSP is not clear. Some facilities have additional impact on pay for and retirement contributions. G1Personnel.aspx.Tuition assistance funding ceases Benefits staff assistance visit By David Vergun significant budget execution challenges caused by Army News Service the combined effects of a possible yearlong continuing resolution and sequestration,” the Army Personnel Public WASHINGTON — Effective March 8, funding Affairs Office wrote in a released statement March 8. set for March 28for tuition assistance ceased and Soldiers can no longer The suspension “will remain in effect until thesubmit new requests for TA, according to Lt. Gen. Howard fiscal situation matures,” Bromberg said in the statement.B. Bromberg, deputy chief of staff, personnel. “The Army understands the impacts of this action Approval for the tuition and will re-evaluate, shouldassistance stoppage came the budgetary situation The Department of the Armyfrom Secretary of the ArmyJohn McHugh, and affects “The Army understands the improve,” he said. Personnel staff will conduct a staff assistance visit to facilitate TA funding, derivedSoldiers from both the activeand reserve components. impacts of this action and from the Army’s budget, is information and training of Army benefits to Soldiers, Families the only education funding Those currently enrolledin courses approved for TA will re-evaluate should the affected at this time. Soldiers and surviving spouses March 28 at McMahon Auditorium from can continue their educationare not impacted and will beallowed to complete their budgetary situation improve.” using alternate methods. 1-3 p.m. Training is open to all benefi- GI Bill funding, which isfunded coursework, however. — Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg derived from the Department ciaries, but targets personnel Soldiers are encouraged of Veterans Affairs, is staff, Family readiness supportto contact their local education available and Soldiers can assistants and the Soldier Familycenters with any question they may have regarding their continue their education using this benefit. The GI Bill Assistance needs and planning, according to officials from includes the Montgomery GI Bill, Post 9/11 GI Bill and An exclusive session forthe Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for several other education programs listed on the VA website Gold Star Families and SurvivorManpower and Reserve Affairs/Army Personnel. Also, at Outreach Services staff will beupdates on any changes to the TA funding will be posted National Guard Soldiers may be eligible for state- conducted at the SOS facilityto funded TA benefits. Federal loans or grants are another March 28 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. This suspension in funding “is necessary, given the option for all Soldiers, as well as their Families. Partnership Soldiers and Families, both at are doing their service to the from Page 3 their current duty stations and nation,” Anderson said. “It is also when they transfer to other military a commitment from the military to Council hosted Aurora Day at installations. be good neighbors and responsible the Capitol, which also included The covenant accomplishes citizens, and to give back to the observing the state legislature in several goals to include recognizing community as well.” session and a discussion on key issues the volunteer service of individuals He noted Soldiers and their by statewide officials and members of in the community, the public’s Families could not have accomplished the legislative delegation. contributions and also displays the the series of deployments without the The covenant signing was Soldiers’ gratitude for the ongoing support of the communities in which arranged by Fort Carson leaders, the support of their local communities. they live. Aurora mayor’s office and the El “The covenant also establishes The ceremony was Fort Carson’s Pomar Foundation, said Terrance a formal commitment of support seventh community covenant McWilliams, director of military by local communities that is not signing with leaders from local support for the El Pomar limited to the active-duty Army, communities — Colorado Springs Foundation and the emcee for but also includes the Guard and and Fountain, October 2009; Pueblo the ceremony. Reserve and all military services,” West, October 2011; Colorado The Army Community said McWilliams. Springs communities, May 2012; Covenant promotes and The covenant is “an exchange of Pueblo community, August 2012; upholds state and community commitments between a community Custer County communities of partnerships with the Army to and an installation to support their Westcliffe and Silver Cliff, September improve the quality of life for military members and Families who 2012; and Denver, January 2013.
  • 5. March 15, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 5‘Raiders’assumemissionin Kuwait Story and photo by commanding general, U.S. Spc. Andrew Ingram Army Central, who presided 1st Armored Brigade Combat over the ceremony, welcomed Team Public Affairs Office, 4th the Raiders and thanked the Infantry Division “Sledgehammer” Brigade Col. Joel Tyler, left, commander, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and Soldiers and leaders for Command Sgt. Maj. Edison Rebuck, second from right, brigade senior enlisted leader, unfurl CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait. — their hard work during their the “Raider” Brigade colors, assuming their mission at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, March 4.“Raider” Brigade leadership assumed nine-month deployment.command and officially began its “I’m going to miss the ‘Dog Face coming for the Raiders and we are for a better situation with which toSoldiers’ tour of duty at Camp Buehring, Soldiers,’ but the amazing thing about excited to be here,” he said. “For a conduct operations and training andKuwait, during a March 4 ceremony. the U.S. Army is that when somebody professional Soldier, the opportunity to develop the next generation of leaders.” During the mission assumption leaves, no matter how great they are, practice our trade with such a diverse Tyler closed the ceremony byceremony, Col. Joel Tyler, commander, someone will come in right behind group of partners is a once-in-a-life- thanking Johnson and his Soldiers for a1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th them and continue doing great things,” time experience. We intend to take full warm welcome to Camp Buehring andInfantry Division, and Command Sgt. Cheek said. “To the Raider Brigade, advantage of it.” a smooth transition of responsibility.Maj. Edison Rebuck, brigade senior coming from the 4th Infantry Division Johnson thanked the 3rd ABCT “We have learned much from theenlisted leader, uncased the brigade’s … it’s great to have you here. I want leaders, partners and allies for enabling great Soldiers of the Sledgehammercolors after Col. Johnnie L. Johnson Jr., you to know that you have my absolute their success as they furthered Brigade,” Tyler said to Johnson. “Col.commander, 3rd Armored Brigade trust and confidence that you will not ARCENT’s objectives in the region. Johnson, you and your Soldiers haveCombat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, only excel at this mission, but that you “The capabilities and support of all done a tremendous job in partnering withand Sgt. Maj. Jose Rivera, senior will bring us to new heights.” of these well-trained and focused units our great friends in the Kuwaiti Landoperations noncommissioned officer, Tyler expressed eagerness to allowed us to aggressively pursue our Forces, and prepared us for the tremen-cased their brigade colors, representing continue 3rd ABCTs tradition of campaign plan and support the broader dous opportunities of partnership thatthe completion of their deployment. excellence in the coming months. ARCENT campaign plan,” Johnson will allow us to take this friendship to Maj. Gen. Gary Cheek, deputy “This mission has been a long time said. “We simply could not have asked even greater levels of operating together.” Life brings obstacles. USAA brings advice. At USAA, we know military life is different. We’ve been there. So for current and former military servicemembers and their families, we offer free financial advice geared to the realities of your life. Whatever obstacle you face, from deployment to PCS and more, we’re here in Colorado Springs to help. SCAN IT & MAP IT. Visit us today at 1855 Telstar Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920. 800-531-3329 | Investments/Insurance: Not FDIC Insured • Not Bank Issued, Guaranteed or Underwritten • May Lose Value The people pictured are not actual soldiers. Financial planning services and financial advice provided by USAA Financial Planning Services Insurance Agency, Inc. (known as USAA Financial Insurance Company in California, Lic. #0E36312), a registered investment advisor and insurance agency, and its wholly owned subsidiary, USAA Financial Advisors, Inc., a registered broker dealer. © 2013 USAA. 142446-0213
  • 6. 6 MOUNTAINEER — March 15, 201371st EOD welcomes new enlisted leader Stroy and photo by Spc. Nathan Thome After relinquishing responsibility to Boehme, man at the right time, and I wish you well. I have no 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office Woods took his place at the podium, bid farewell doubt you will take the force to the next level, and to his Soldiers and welcomed Boehme and his I’m proud to call you friend.” Sgt. Maj. Matthew Boehme assumed respon- Family to the unit. Boehme, a native of Mullinville, Kan., began hissibility of the 71st Ordnance Group (Explosive “For the past 27 years, it’s been my privilege and military service with the Kansas Army NationalOrdnance Disposal) during a ceremony March 7 on honor to be a member of the EOD community. I’ve Guard in 1987, and switched to active duty in 1990.Founders Field. had the privilege of working with some remarkable His previous assignment was in Washington, D.C., as Boehme replaces Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Soldiers and leaders over the years,” said Woods. the Headquarters, Department of the Army, adaptiveWoods, who is retiring and moving with his Family “I’ve seen many of them grow from young privates, counter-improvised explosive device/explosiveto Arkansas. specialists and second lieutenants to now being ordnance disposal solutions sergeant major. “Today we acknowledge the accomplishments company first sergeants, master sergeants as well as “I’m humbled to stand before you and assumeand sacrifices of a professional Soldier and his company and battalion commanders. responsibility of this great organization,” said Boehme.Family. For the last 27 years, Mike chose a life of “Matt, I leave you with a fighting force of “I would like to commend all the Soldiers of theservice over self, putting the needs of Soldiers and ‘Raptors;’ of steel-eyed killers ready to deal death and 71st EOD for the outstanding job they have done overtheir Families above his own,” said Col. William protect the innocent,” said Woods. “You are the right the past decade, while deployed in support of operationsMcDonough, commander, 71st EOD. “Woods Iraqi Freedom and Operationembodies in spirit and action, in word and Enduring Freedom,” said Boehme.deed, every sentence and every word of the “We will continue to uphold andNoncommissioned Officer Creed. enforce the high standards of the “He is the consummate professional, Raptors group. As the Army continuesalways striving to improve personal and unit to change, we will adapt to new envi-performance, setting and enforcing standards ronments and take on new missions.”of conduct, putting the needs of our Soldiersand their Families before his own, andpreparing Soldiers to professionally accom-plish all missions,” McDonough said. “We’ve Col. William McDonough, secondbeen fortunate to serve with you, and we’re a from left, commander, 71stbetter unit because we’ve served with you.” Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance McDonough offered words of encourage- Disposal), passes the traditionalment to the incoming sergeant major. Noncommissioned Officer Sword “To Sgt. Maj. Matt Boehme, welcome to to incoming senior enlisted leaderthe team; I look forward to working with you, Sgt. Maj. Matthew Boehme, during aand I look forward to the expertise you’re going change of responsibility ceremonyto bring to the 71st EOD,” said McDonough. at Founders Field, March 7 as the After the invocation from the chaplain, outgoing senior enlisted leader,Woods, McDonough and Boehme moved Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Woods,to the field for the traditional passing of the left, and Master Sgt. Ernesto Vazquez,Noncommissioned Officer Sword. operations sergeant major, look on. community. join it. Support from a teacher. A moving conversation with a classmate. Connecting with a student club to explore your passion. Making friends for life. This is community at PPCC. Feel it. Experience it. Join it. PPCC.EDU
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  • 8. 8 MOUNTAINEER — March 15, 201364th BSB hostslogistics seminar Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Henry W. Marris III held at Peterson Air Force Base, was dedicated to classroom training to3rd Brigade Combat Team Public provide a basic overview of whatAffairs Office, 4th Infantry Division sustainment functions the battalion can handle at the battalion level and Leaders and logisticians from 3rd Retired Maj. Gen. Jim Hodge, former what 43rd Sustainment Brigade can to visit the ammunition supply pointBrigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry commander of the Army’s Sustainment do to help. and the ammunition holding areaDivision, gathered at Peterson Air Center of Excellence and Fort Lee, Va., Martin also invited retired Maj. on Fort Carson to receive a briefingForce Base Feb. 20 and Fort Carson speaks to leaders from 3rd Brigade Gen. Jim L. Hodge, former commander from the personnel who run theFeb. 22 for a conference to learn how Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Feb. of the Sustainment Center of different sections.sustainment on Fort Carson and in the 20, during a class held at Peterson Air Excellence and Fort Lee, Va., and After the ammunition supportArmy works. Force Base for the 64th Brigade Support former commander of the 64th BSB, briefings, participants were shuttled Lt. Col. Michael Martin, comman- Battalion Logistics Symposium. to speak to symposium participants to the support battalion motor pool toder, 64th Brigade Support Battalion, about the challenges the Army is facing conduct a walkthrough and see some3rd BCT, 4th Inf. Div., who hosted the with budget uncertainty and about of the maintenance capabilities of thelogistics symposium, said the intent being a leader. battalion firsthand. very concise, and it helped me betterwas to bring the sustainers from 3rd “Not just the battalion commander “Now that I understand the understand the various processesBCT together for the first time since is a leader; every Soldier is a leader in capabilities of the 64th Brigade behind sustainment.”the security forces assistance teams their own right,” Hodge said. “There Support Battalion, I can share it While this symposium coveredredeployed from Afghanistan. are always going to be challenges. with the supply sergeant and the other all the sustaining functions, Martin “We wanted to show folks in the In the end, training is absolutely key section leaders to make us more said he hopes to conduct morebrigade the sustainment functions we to a battalion.” effective with maintenance,” said 1st symposiums in the future coveringdo as a sustainment battalion and how The second day of the symposium Lt. Brian Yoder, executive officer, other areas such as signal, intelli-we do sustainment functions on Fort was cancelled due to severe weather. Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, gence, and operations so leaders canCarson,” Martin said. The final day of the symposium 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, see how they all tie together for The first day of the symposium, allowed participants the opportunity 3rd BCT. “Some of the classes were mission success. Now accepting appointments in our new location. COLORADO SPRINGS 660 South Pointe Court, PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Suite 100 719-596-2097 Little People, Big Smiles Welcoming New Patients Technology with a Caring Touch Specialized treatment planning for all ages Treatment under conscious sedation and general-anesthesia Digital radiography for pinpoint treatment plans and reduced radiation exposure Jeff Kahl, DDS Parents can stay with children during treatment Derek Kirkham, DDS Most insurance accepted including Military and Medicaid Zachary Houser, DMD 719-596-2097 (719) 522-0123 660 South Pointe Court, Suite 100 9480 Briar Village Point, Suite 301
  • 9. March 15, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 9Advanced Gunnery Training SystemSimulated trainer ups ante Story and photo by Soldiers were scored on a scale from 0- Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch 1,000, and could repeat the training if they didn’t2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs meet the standard with a score of at least 850. Office, 4th Infantry Division “You do things over and over and over again,” said Osman. “It is going to be PIÑON CANYON MANEUVER SITE ingrained in you and be second nature.”— Gunners communicating with their tank The system allows crews to work togethercommanders, as rounds are fired downrange and become reliant on each engage enemy targets happened safely “It’s a real teambuilding exercise,” saidfrom a computer simulated trainer, for Nearing. “It gets the gunners and tankSoldiers of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 8th commanders on the same wave length. TheyInfantry Regiment, at Piñon Canyon get to know each other without having to useManeuver Site, March 5. a real tank, which is expensive.” Between live training sessions at PCMS, The AGTS allows units to save funds that2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry would normally be used during training.Division, Soldiers honed their skills for future “It is a lot cheaper to use this facility thangunnery certifications by using the Advanced take a tank downrange and use fuel, ammoGunnery Training System. and other resources,” said Nearing. “This system is essential to Soldiers The AGTS plays a role in ensuring Soldiersbecause it prepares them for live fires,” said are ready for gunnery and future missions.Sgt. Justin Nearing, armor crewman, Removing the AGTS from trainingCompany C. “If we actually sent Soldiers would leave Soldiers without a criticaldownrange prior to doing the training, there training resource, said Osman. Because ofwould probably be accidents and people could the training, everything they have learnedget hurt. This mitigates those safety issues and will be second nature when they get toprepares them for live rounds.” live gunnery. The training was intended to help Soldiershone their fire-command skills. “The most important thing Soldiers should Sgt. Matthew Anselmo, armor crewman,take away from this are the basics,” said 1st Lt. Company C, 2nd Battalion, 8th InfantryHaidar Osman, platoon leader, Company C. Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th“What is the target, what is the direction, when Infantry Division, relays information onthe driver should move up and out of the targets hit to Soldiers conducting training indefilade position; basic fundamentals like that the Advanced Gunnery Training System atare key to every single engagement.” Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site, March 5. TriCare Prime offers off-base routine eye examination benefit! No out-of-pocket cost for an eye exam for glasses! referral is No Primary Care call for necessary. Simply an appointment. The doctors next to LensCrafters are contracted Tricare Prime Providers. They offer three convenient Colorado Springs Locations for eye examinations. Exam includes digital retinal imaging at no additional cost. Southside Between Northside 598-1392 548-8717 598-5068 TriCare Standard, TriCare Reserve and TriCare for Life also accepted. Prescriptions may be filled anywhere. Contact lens evaluation available for additional cost. Call for program details.
  • 10. 10 MOUNTAINEER — March 15, 2013Competitionidentifiesfittest Soldiers Story and photos by Cpl. William Smith respiratory fitness. 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office “There are no losers in this competition. They get to compete to A Soldier lifts his shirt up to put on the heart rate see who is the fittest, but they also getmonitor, steps on the treadmill, puts on the VO2 Max the information of how to train tomask and starts to walk, eventually getting to a slow improve their VO2,” said Krys Bankard,run to reach 85 percent of his maximum heart rate. health promotion technician, AWC. Capt. Mike Meyers did this to see if he is the Depending on the results that anfittest Soldier on Fort Carson, during the Army’s first individual receives from the VO2VO2 Max Competition, March 4-6, at Iron Horse testing, there are recommendations ofSports and Fitness Center. how much cardio exercise they should VO2 max is the maximum capacity of an indi- do per week, as well as what heart ratevidual’s body to transport and use oxygen during zone and the length of each session,incremental exercise, which reflects the physical Heinz of the individual. The competition measures a “Many professional sports teams,Soldier’s fitness through the use of Fitmate Pro, a like the Denver Nuggets, use this kindmachine able to measure oxygen consumption. of testing on their athletes to improve The postwide competition was developed by their fitness levels. This kind of testingFort Carson’s Army Wellness Center to find the is now available to Soldiers for free.”post’s fittest Soldier, who will then put his numbers Meyers, assistant operations officer,up against the elite at other installations once they Headquarters and Headquartersofficially set up their competitions. Company, 3rd Special Troops “The goal of this competition is to raise awareness Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team,of the services we provide, and how people can 4th Infantry Division, and Capt.use our wellness center as a tool to increase their Tracy Wrinkle, officer in charge,cardio-respiratory fitness,” said Tony Heinz, director, patient administration division, 1st Spc. Alejandra Herrera, 7th Squadron, 10th CavalryArmy Wellness Center. Detachment, 7215th Medical Support Unit, Medical Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry The competition gave Soldiers and leaders a Evaluation Board Remote Operation Center, were the Division, runs on a treadmill during the VO2 Maxchance to not only compete against others, but also fittest Soldiers, for the male and female categories, competition, which determined the fittest Soldier onto gain an idea of how to improve their cardio respectively, on Fort Carson. Fort Carson, March 6. Krys Bankard, health promotion “Fitness is a way of life,” Wrinkle technician, Fort Carson Army Wellness Center, monitors said. “The better you feel, the better the test as Tony Heinz, wellness center project lead, quality of life you are going to have, controls the speed of the treadmill. the better you can lead your Soldiers.” Meyers said he enjoyed being able see where he stood among his “Fitness is a continuous thing you have to keep fellow Soldiers. doing,” Wrinkle said. “If you want to do it, you will “My favorite part of the competition make it part of your lifestyle and routine.” was the competition itself,” said Meyers. The winners said the VO2 testing is an important “Knowing where I rank compared to tool that all Soldiers can use to help find what they everyone else; never having done it can do to improve themselves. before, where do I stand when the “Even if you’re not coming in for the competition, results come down?” come in for the testing to see where you fall,” Meyers The winners gave some advice on said. “The initial test we did measured your flexibility, physical fitness. grip and power, everything; it is a great gauge period “Know your limits,” Meyers said. to see where you measure across the board.” “Know whether those limits are The testing is free for all Soldiers and spouses, mental or physical, and then learn to retirees and Department of Defense civilians. overcome them.” The Fort Carson Army Wellness Center providesTony Heinz, left, project lead, Army Wellness Center, counsels Lt. Col. Wrinkle said fitness is an important services to include health assessment review, tobaccoDavid Hamilton, physician assistant, Medical Department Activity, on part of life, and the VO2 Max test education, physical fitness, stress management, healthhow to improve his cardio-respiratory fitness levels after taking the helps show where a person really nutrition and general wellness education. CallVO2 Max test March 5 at Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center. stands in that regard. 526-3887 for more information on the wellness center. 71st By Andrea Sutherland Maj. Gen. Joseph Service, building 1526. lease or to pay credit card bills. Mountaineer staff Anderson, former commanding Beginning in 1942, AER is AER operates 86 stations general, 4th Infantry Division a nonprofit dedicated to helping at Army installations around the Officials kicked off the and Fort Carson, was a big Soldiers and their loved ones. world. The nonprofit partners AER 71st Army Emergency Relief campaign Thursday, hoping to raise $225,000 by July 15 to supporter, Lewis said. “Even though he’s outgoing (com- mander), I think we can continue According to its website, the organization does not accept government funds and operates with similar organizations, like the Air Force Aid Society, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance,begins provide emergency financial assistance to Soldiers, Family members, retirees and Gold Star Family members. that momentum.” The campaign kicked off at the Elkhorn Conference Center with keynote speaker through contributions from Soldiers and civilians, repay- ment of AER loans and investment income. Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and the American Red Cross, to make sure all Soldiers and Family members Frederick Lewis, AER retired Lt. Gen. Robert F. Family members and are cared for. project officer, said he’s opti- Foley, director AER. Soldiers needing assistance Contact ACS for more mistic about meeting the goal. Soldiers may donate through may apply for interest-free information at 526-4590. Visit Last year, community mem- their unit project officer and loans as well as grants through bers raised more than $249,700, community members may AER. Grants and loans do not for more information on exceeding their $200,000 goal donate cash, check or allotment cover nonessentials, legal AER’s history and this year’s by nearly 25 percent. by visiting Army Community expenses, vehicle purchase or national campaign.
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  • 13. March 15, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 13Meal a show of support for Soldiers Story and photo by Sgt. Matt Waymire military, there’s something you can do to continue so we know the food is healthy and they’re supporting 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs serving and helping people,” said 1st. Sgt. Tonio healthy Soldiers,” said Pvt. Candee Wheat, Office, 4th Infantry Division Childress, senior enlisted leader, Headquarters and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Special Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Troops Battalion, 2nd BCT. “It shows that Trinidad is TRINIDAD — The aroma of fresh pasta, Artillery Regiment, 2nd BCT. very big on trying to support a healthy community.”meatballs and baked rolls wafted through the air as Soldiers said they appreciated the meal and knew To the people who work at Mount Carmel,Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry it would have their bodies ready to go when they got taking care of wellness starts and ends with takingDivision, entered the Mount Carmel Health, Wellness back to training. care of the nation’s defenders.and Community Center, in Trinidad, Feb. 28. “I like the fact that it’s a family wellness center, “The Army here is so important for us,” said The “Warhorse” Brigade Bonfadini. “This is a wonderfultransported 50 of its Soldiers community that has a history offrom Piñon Canyon Maneuver war service. To me, as a retiredSite to Mount Carmel for an lieutenant colonel, it’s likeevening away from their seeing family again. I justmonthlong exercise to enjoy a forgot how young you all were.”home-cooked meal. 2nd BCT is currently “We welcomed the conducting an exercise atSoldiers to come in and get a PCMS near Trinidad and willrelief, a break from their usual continue to have engagementsenvironment out there on the with the community through-prairies,” said Leo Bonfadini, out its time there.wellness program coordinator,Mount Carmel. Mount Carmel’s idea ofwellness is similar to theArmy’s idea of resiliency, saidBonfadini. The center helps Kim Schultz, consultant,people, in this case Soldiers, Mount Carmel Health, Wellnessto strengthen their minds, and Community Center, servesbodies and spirits. dinner to Spc. Andy Carmona, The staff, some of whom Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 16thare prior service, intended the Field Artillery Regiment,night as a way to take care 2nd Brigade Combat Team,of Soldiers. 4th Infantry Division, during “I hope my Soldiers realize a meal hosted by the centerthat when you leave the in Trinidad, Feb. 28. Spouses Eligible for TriCare Orthodontic Coverage to Age 23 Our ENTERTAINMENT T T PAC ACKAGE A is a SL AM MARK J. BENTELE, DDS, MS, PC (COL, USAF, RET) ORTHODONTICS FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN Saturday and after-school appointments available. DUNK! 2575 Montebello Dr W, Ste 101 between Union & Academy Get our Entertainment Package:UNITED CONCORDIA/payment plans available. No charge evaluations. DIGITAL FULL BASIC CABLE & 5MBPS INTERNET 50/50. File your taxes here and get $50. DONT MISS A SECOND OF THE BIG GAMES With each friend you refer, get another $50. star ting at Refer 18 friends, and get a 40” TV on top of all your $900. $ 82 95PER MONTH $17 Plus all Baja Br customers get free ESPN3 access! TV given away may not be the same TV pictured above Fountain Barnes and Powers BA JABROADBAND.COM 877.422.5282 5195 Fontaine Blvd. 6045 Barnes Road * 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 (719) 390-1041 (719) 749-1120 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 LIFEWith paid tax preparation. Valid only at participating locations. Cannot be combined with other offers orused toward past services. One coupon per return. CDMAR11FC
  • 14. 14 MOUNTAINEER — March 15, 2013 Miscellaneous Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationGerman Armed Forces Military Proficiency Badge — training and testing is conducted monthly. Events DFAC Friday Saturday-Sunday Monday-Thursday include swimming, marksmanship, track and field Stack Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. events (100-meter dash, shot put, long jump or high Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. jump and 3,000-meter run or 1,000-meter swim) and Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. a 12-kilometer road march. Upon completion of all Wolf Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. required events, Soldiers are awarded a badge in gold, Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. silver or bronze level — determined by results of the Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. marksmanship and road march. This is a foreign military award authorized to be worn on the Class-A Warfighter Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Mon, Wed, Thu or Army Service Uniform. Soldiers should submit (Wilderness Road Complex) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. packets through their chain of command to Sgt. Dinner: Closed Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Michael Phillips at 524-4944 or email michael. Dinner: Closed For more information con- Tuesday: Closed tact Chief Warrant Officer 4 David Douglas at 720- LaRochelle Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. 250-1221 or email 10th SFG(A) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Shaving study — The Evans Army Community Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed Hospital Dermatology Clinic is conducting a research study looking at various razors and topical cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency products to assist with shaving bumps. Soldiers numbers and points of contact for services: Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in must have at least 10 lesions and be available for • Facility repair/service orders — Fort building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from three office visits during a 12-week period. Male Carson Support Services service order desk can be 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA and female participants will be provided with reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergen- processes to include turning in excess property, shaving supplies, a tote bag and topical creams. cies or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, reutilizing government property, web-based tools Call 526-7185 for more information. A referral damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. available, special handling of property and environ- from a primary care manager is not necessary. • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric mental needs. To schedule an orientation, contactFinance travel processing — All inbound and Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo.borrerorivera@ outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it when needing trash containers, trash for receiving/turn in; Mike Welsh at Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family is overflowing or emergency service is required. for reutilization/web tools; or member travel, travel advance pay and travel pay • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan Rufus Guillory at inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information. for service needs or to report complaints. in building 1129, Freedom Performing Arts Center.Points only, nondeployable unit — Reinforcement • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan Sign-in for Soldiers heading overseas is at 7 a.m. training units provide an opportunity for Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey. and the briefing starts at 7:30 a.m. Sign-in for Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers who want to personnel being reassigned stateside is at 1 p.m., maintain Reserve affiliation and continue their • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — with the briefing starting at 1:30 p.m. Soldiers are military career. Soldiers of any rank or military Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email required to bring Department of the Army Form occupational specialty considering leaving troop 5118, signed by their physician and battalion program unit assignment can consider the 6399th • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary commander, and a pen to complete forms. Call RTU as a short- or long-term option. Benefits Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ 526-4730/4583 for more information. include earning retirement points and “good” Use this number to obtain self-help Army ROTC Green-to-Gold briefings — are held years; optional monthly nonpaid drill weekends; tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon continued military training and military schools; • Base operations contracting officer at the education center, building 1117, room 120. paid annual training opportunities; continued representative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs promotions; earning retirement points via corre- or email for questions Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. spondence courses; Servicemembers’ Group Life on snow removal, grounds maintenance and Insurance; and easy transfer to TPUs if desired. contractor response to service orders. Hours of Operation Contact Chief Warrant Officer 4 Lake Gardner • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at Central Issue Facility at 720-363-0511 or 524-0786 or email to • In-processing — Monday-Thursday fromRecycle incentive program — The Directorate of request latrines, for service or to report damaged 7:30-10:30 a.m. Public Works has an incentive program to or overturned latrines. • Initial and partial issues — Monday- prevent recyclable waste from going to the landfill. • Signs — Call Jim Diorio, Fort Carson Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards Support Services, at 896-0797 or 524-2924 or • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Carson email to request a facility, Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for parking or regulatory traffic sign. • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — is Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building • Full turn ins — by appointment only; call 526-5898 for more information about the program. 1430, room 233. During duty hours, Soldiers 526-3321.First Sergeants’ Barracks Program 2020 — is located should call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone number • Unit issues and turn ins — require in building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours of for after hours, holidays and weekends is 526-0051. approval, call 526-5512/6477. operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Education Center hours of operation — The office assists Soldiers with room assignments and Briefings Mountain Post Training and Education Center, terminations. For more information call 526-9707. 75th Ranger Regiment briefings — are held Tuesdays building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows:Sergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson in building 1430, room 150, from noon to 1 p.m. • Counselor Support Center — Monday- Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third Tuesday Soldiers must be private-sergeant first class with a Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11 of each month at the Family Connection Center from minimum General Technical Score of 105; be a U.S. a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC is open to all citizen; score 240 or higher on the Army Physical • Army Learning Center — Monday- active members and those interested in becoming Fitness Test; and pass a Ranger physical. Call 524- Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. future SAMC members. The club was originally a 2691 or visit • Defense Activity for Nontraditional U.S. Forces Command organization of elite noncom- Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training — Education Support and Army Personnel Testing — missioned officers but is now an Armywide program is held April 16-18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. for those who meet the criteria and have proven Veterans’ Chapel. Class is limited to the first 50 Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to building themselves to be outstanding NCOs through a board/ people. Call 526-5613/5614 for details. 217 and is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. leadership process. Contact SAMC president Sgt. 1st Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to noon Medical Activity Correspondence Department Class Dawna Brown at 526-3983 for information. the second and third Wednesday of each month at office hours — The Correspondence (Release ofDirectorate of Public Works services — DPW is the Freedom Performing Arts Center, building 1129 Information) Office in the Patient Administration responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort at the corner of Specker Avenue and Ellis Street. Division hours are Monday-Wednesday and Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance The Retirement Services Office recommends Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and spouses accompany Soldiers to the briefing. Call Thursday and federal holidays. Call 526-7322 or 526-2840 for more information. 526-7284 for details.Special Forces briefings are ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the Work Management Branch — The DPW Workheld Wednesdays from noon first and third Wednesday of each month. Management Branch, responsible for processingto 1 p.m. Briefing sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier work orders — Facilities Engineering WorkSpecial Operations Forces Readiness Building, building 1042, room 244, on Requests, DA Form 4283 — is open forbriefings are held a first-come, first-served basis. Soldiers must be processing work orders and other in-personWednesdays from 1-2 p.m. within 120 days of their expiration term of service, support from 7-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday.Briefings are held in building 1430, room 123. Call but must attend no later than 30 days prior to Afternoon customer support is by appointment524-1461 or visit their ETS or start of transition leave. Call only, call 526-2900. The Work Management 526-2240/8458 for more information. Branch is located in building 1219.
  • 15. March 15, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 15DPW steps up raptor protection effort Story and photos by Michelle Blake Directorate of Public Works are different, the same criteria are being used for both evaluations. Of the wildlife biologist consultant 1,113 poles evaluated at Fort Carson, 59 demonstrated heavy use, and of Miles of power lines crisscross Fort Carson’s those, 13 were deemed critical and in137,000 acres, providing essential electricity to need of immediate attention.the garrison, but the many poles present a deadly “Fort Carson is dedicated tothreat to wildlife, especially raptors. preventing raptor fatalities from power Raptors are at greater risk, in part because of lines,” said Carlos Rivero-deAguilar,their wide wingspan, but also because of their Fort Carson Directorate of Publicpredatory nature. Although most raptors hunt from Works Environmental Division chief.the air, some species prefer to engage in a “still “Since funding is not available to retro-hunting” technique from a high vantage point, fit every single power line, the firstthereby saving the energy required for flight. Power phase in the raptor protection effort ispoles provide ideal perching, hunting and nesting to evaluate and prioritize the existingopportunities, especially in open areas where natural poles within the garrison boundary.”perches are limited. DPW biologists are partnering Nationally from 1960-1995, more than 4,300 with local electric companies toeagle deaths from power lines were reported, and the implement some of the aviangreatest number of fatalities occurred in open prairie protection techniques outlined inlandscapes, similar to those found around Fort Carson. Avian Protection Plan, a documentSince these numbers only account for the deaths that which power companies and U.S.were both noted and reported, the actual number Fish and Wildlife Service partneredkilled is likely much higher. Most avian mortalities to prepare. Understanding raptorgo unnoticed, particularly in remote areas where behavior and the mechanics of howpower lines are not inspected frequently and fallen raptor electrocution occurs arebirds are quickly consumed by scavengers. essential steps in the implementation Occasionally, birds are not killed instantly, of effective protection techniques.but are gravely injured, suffer and die days later far Birds are not injured by voltagefrom the pole. In addition to the negative impact alone. They must simultaneouslythat these fatalities have on the raptor population, complete the circuit betweenwildfires can be ignited when an electrocuted bird two energized points (lines orcatches on fire and falls to the ground and power conductors) or between an energizedcompanies are inconvenienced by the temporary line and a ground.power outages and line trips. Many raptors have a substantial wing span and may accidentally hitReducing electrocution risk both energized lines with their wings A mature ferruginous hawk prepares for flight from an energized Power lines on Fort Carson have been evaluated during landing and takeoff. Tall water power line on Highway 350.for potential raptor electrocution risk, based primarily birds, like great blue herons, areon evidence — quantity of whitewash, bones from also at risk because of their vertical height and the imperative that Fort Carson and the electricalprey and visual observations — that indicate high probability that their feathers are wet and therefore companies mitigate hazardous poles, since thereraptor use and on pole configuration. A second more conductive. Although the raptors’ wingspan are grave legal repercussions imposed for anyinventory is currently under way at Piñon Canyon and the spacing of live wires are the primary raptor mortalities, intentional or not.Maneuver Site, a 200,000 noncontiguous maneuver electrocution risk factors, high-use poles with The Bald Eagle Protection Act, enacted in 1940,site located 150 miles southeast of Fort Carson. complicated configurations (multiple energized and later amended to include golden eagles, appliesAlthough the landscapes and levels of military use and grounded metal parts), proximity to a food criminal and civil penalties to any person who source, age of the bird, availability of alternative knowingly or unintentionally “take, possess, sell, perches, inclement weather, breeding seasons and purchase, barter, offer to sell, purchase or barter, nearness to a migratory pathway play a role. transport, export or import, at any time or any manner, any bald (or golden eagle), alive or dead, Protection measures or any part, nest or egg thereof.” The word “take” Remedial actions outlined in the APP include is defined as to “pursue, shoot, shoot at, poison, expanding the horizontal length of the cross arm wound, kill, capture, trap, collect, molest or disturb.” from 8 to10 feet or providing at least 60 inches of Penalties for violations are severe and can result in clearance between live wire and points to decrease fines of $100,000 — $200,000 for an organization — the likelihood that large raptors can contact both a year in jail, or both. Electrocution of golden or lines and points simultaneously when they flap their bald eagles falls under the definition of a “take” wings. Other protection measures include increasing and is therefore illegal. the vertical spacing between energized and ground wires, and placing insulating rubber covers over Enhancing habitat exposed wires, jumpers and conductors to protect In addition to reducing mortality risks from a bird in the event of accidental contact. Another power lines, Fort Carson biologists have initiated effective and simple retrofit is to erect an alternate several projects to enhance raptor habitat, support perch several feet above the live wires. raptor protection and monitor raptor populations. In February, Fort Carson opted to install protective They have coordinated with local Boy Scouts to build rubber covers over the exposed wires and components raptor nest boxes which are installed throughout the on 13 of the highest risk poles. On select poles, the garrison, with the exception of air fields and high neutral wires may be lowered to increase the vertical traffic areas, where raptor activity is intentionally separation between the live and ground wires. Fort discouraged to prevent accidental collisions. Carson biologists will be collaborating with local Biologists are collaborating with San Isabel power companies to retrofit additional hazardous Electric, a Colorado utility company, which has power poles; however, funding is essential. indicated willingness to install several alternate “What we have worked on to date at Fort Carson perch poles in critical areas at PCMS. During the is 13 critical poles owned by the government,” winter, surveys for migratory raptor species are said Alan Davis, DPW Operations and Maintenance conducted and golden eagle nests are monitoredA bald eagle perches atop a power line along Highway Division electrical engineer and technician. DPW so that buffers can be placed around active nests to350 near the boundary of Fort Carson’s Piñon Canyon coordinated with its operations and maintenance ensure the eagles are not disturbed while nesting.Maneuver Site in southeastern Colorado. Bald eagles contractor, Fort Carson Support Services, to have All these efforts are being supported by Fortand other raptors frequently use power poles to scan for the work done. Additional frequently used poles Carson to preserve and protect these importantprey, which can put them at risk for electrocution may be modified in future. species for the health of the environment and thebecause of their wide wing span. From a compliance and cost standpoint, it is enjoyment of future generations.
  • 16. 16 MOUNTAINEER — March 15, 2013Claims to the estate serve as positive role models. Visit http://www. for more information.Master Sgt. Joseph Bascio — With deepest regret Annual Weingarten notice — In accordance with to the Family of the deceased. Anyone having the requirements of 5 USC 7114(a)(3), this is to claims against or indebtedness to his estate advise bargaining unit employees that: you are should contact Capt. Donald Fair at 526-3429 entitled to union representation in meetings held or 719-310-5054. in connection with an investigation if: 1. TheSgt. James Fleming — With deepest regret to meeting is conducted by one or more agency the Family of the deceased. Anyone having claims representatives. 2. The agency representatives are against or indebtedness to his estate should conducting an examination in connection with an contact Capt. Todd Geszvain at 526-1388. investigation. 3. You are in the bargaining unit. 4. You reasonably believe that the examination mayUpcoming events result in disciplinary action. 5. You request union representation. All five conditions must be met.Intersection closure — The intersection of Chiles Flu shots — Influenza vaccinations are available at Avenue and Ellis Street will be closed to traffic on post clinics and local pharmacies. Soldiers and two upcoming weekends in March. Chiles Avenue Family members older than 6 months may receive a will be closed from O’Connell Boulevard to Nelson vaccination. Visit Boulevard and Ellis Street will be closed from TRICARE/pharmacy/ or call 877-363-1303 option Wetzel Avenue to Ware Street. The first traffic 5 for more information. Visit http://www.evans. closure begins Friday at 9 p.m. and ends Monday at 5 a.m. and is in order for the Directorate of htm or call 526-6422 for appointment information. Public Works contractor to conduct asphalt milling New immunization hours — The Allergy/Adult operations. The second intersection closure Immunizations Clinic at Evans Army Community begins March 22 at 9 p.m. and ends March 25 at Hospital has new walk-in immunization hours: 5 a.m. in order for the DPW contractor to conduct 7:45-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Mondays asphalt paving and lane striping operations. These through Thursdays and Friday mornings from closures are weather dependent and will be 7:45-11:30 a.m. for adult immunizations only. rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Allergy shot scheduling remains the same. The During these closures, temporary signs will clinic will not provide vaccinations on training detour traffic around the intersection. Northbound holidays, federal holidays and during clinic Chiles Avenue traffic will be detoured onto Ware administration time on Friday afternoons. Call and Harr streets and southbound Chiles Avenue 503-7379 for more information. traffic will be detoured onto Wetzel Avenue. Inclement weather procedures for Gate 19 — Eligible applicants are IMCOM appropriated-fund Drivers are requested to avoid the road The Directorate of Emergency Services operates employees (GS7-GS13) and nonappropriated construction area during the closure periods. Gate 19 Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to fund employees (NAF-5 and below, in positions Call the DPW Engineering Division at 526-3084 6 p.m., regardless of inclement weather or road comparable to GS7 through GS13). The DAP for more information. conditions along Essayons Road, which is an is based on a systematic plan specializing inInstallation Safety Day — The Garrison Safety unimproved road. Essayons Road is also used developmental assignments through various Office hosts the Installation Safety Day April 16 to access several ranges and training areas, so functional areas for a period of up to 60 days. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Special Events the road remains open during all conditions. In The program provides multifunctional training Center. Contact Master Sgt. Edward L. Smith at order to notify the motorists of the actual road and assignments to strengthen the experience 526-2123 or email conditions, two “Downrange Road Conditions” of employees and prepare them for broader for more information. status signs are now located along Butts and responsibilities, improve organizationalScouting for Food Drive — Cub Scout Pack 264 Essayons roads showing whether road conditions communication, and develop well-rounded and Boy Scout Troop 164 host the 2013 Scouting are green, amber or red. One sign is at the personnel. Applications can be obtained by for Food Drive April 20-27 at the commissary. intersection of Butts Road and Airfield Road, contacting your organization’s training coordinator Participants may donate bags of food in the facing north, and the other is on Essayons or the Workforce Development Program. collection box, which will be collected April 27. Road just inside Gate 19, facing inbound traffic. EFMP — The Exceptional Family Member All donations benefit the Care and Share Food Clinic name changes — Two of the Family medicine Program at Evans Army Community Hospital Bank for Southern Colorado. Contact Janita clinics are in the process of changing names. has new hours of operation Monday-Thursday McGregor at 284-0186 for more information. Iron Horse Family Medicine Clinic (located on from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Overseas screenings the second floor of Evans Army Community will be conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays.General announcements Hospital) is changing its name to Warrior Family The EFMP office is located in the Pfc. Eric P. Medicine Clinic. Evans Family Medicine Clinic Woods Soldier Family Care Center, PediatricTriple Threat expands — The Southeast Family (located on the second floor of the Woods Soldier Clinic lobby, Room 2103. Contact the EFMP Center and Armed Services YMCA hosts Triple Family Care Clinic) is changing its name to Iron Department at 526-7805 for more information. Threat meetings for Family members of military Horse Family Medicine Clinic. These are only TRICARE online access — TRICARE patients personnel dealing with post-traumatic stress name changes. Beneficiaries will continue to will no longer be able to access online accounts disorder. Groups meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday see assigned primary care manager/team in with MHS/iAS username and password. Users evenings at the YMCA located at 2190 Jet Wing their regular clinic location. must either use a registered Department of Drive in Colorado Springs. Contact Larry Palma Automated medical referral — A new automated Defense Common Access Card or register for a at 559-376-5389 or for reminder system is now in place for medical DOD Self-Service Logon. Visit: www.dmdc.osd. more information. referrals. Beneficiaries who are referred to a mil/identitymanagement. Patients may alsoMedications self-care program suspended — Due to civilian specialist in the network will receive receive personal assistance in creating an fiscal constraints, Evans Army Community Hospital a phone call from the Colorado Springs Military account by visiting the TRICARE Service is suspending the over-the-counter medication Health System. The call will remind patients to Center at Evans Army Community Hospital self-care program. All self-care classes have been make an appointment. If a patient has already made or Veterans Affairs Regional Office. cancelled pending further information, and training an appointment, an option will allow him to report Ambulance service — Fort Carson officials urge information will be removed from the Evans that information. There is also an option to cancel community members to contact emergency Preventive Medicine Web page. Contact Preventive the referral. Unless acted upon, these reminders personnel by calling 911 instead of driving Medicine at 526-8201 for more information. will recur at 20, 60 and 120 days. Call 524-2637 personal vehicles to the emergency room. In theFree all-day kindergarten — The Fountain-Fort for more information on the automated call system. event of a life- or limb-threatening emergency, Carson School Board approved free all-day Thrift shop accepts credit cards — The Fort skilled paramedics and ambulance crew will kindergarten at the February Board of Education Carson Thrift Shop is now accepting debit and be able to administer critical care and aid. meeting. Beginning in the 2013-2014 school credit cards. The shop, located in building 305, Contact the Emergency Department at year, parents will no longer have to pay. An is open Tuesday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 526-7111 for more information. informational meeting, Kindergarten Roundup, 2:30 p.m. Contact Gail Olson at 526-5966 Prescription policy — All handwritten prescriptions will be held at each Fountain-Fort Carson School or email for more from a TRICARE network provider will be filled District 8 elementary school on April 9 at 1:30 p.m. information or to learn about volunteer at the Soldier and Family Care Center located Visit the District 8 website at http://www. opportunities. Donations may be dropped off at adjacent to and east of Evans Army Community or contact your school for more information. the store during normal business hours or at the Hospital. When calling in for refills on thoseNew post office hours — Retail hours at the Fort recycling center located near the main exchange. prescriptions, beneficiaries will continue to Carson Post Office change March 30. New hours IMCOM recruits — Installation Management use the SFCC. A dedicated refill window in will be 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Command is currently recruiting junior and this facility will reduce wait time. The SFCC Saturday hours remain the same. mid-level employees to participate in a pharmacy is open Monday through Friday fromOperation Mentor — Big Brothers Big Sisters Developmental Assignment Program. DAP is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The pharmacy is located on the seeks children ages 9-16 from military Families designed to support functional and leadership first floor near the east entrance of the facility; to participate in the military mentoring program, training, which is one of the essential pillars park in the “G” lot, east of the building. Call which matches children with adult volunteers who of the HQ, IMCOM Campaign Plan LOE 3. 503-7067 or 503-7068 for more information.
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  • 18. 18 MOUNTAINEER — March 15, 2013Same-day appointments debut April 1 By Stacy Neumann on processes that are patient-centered,” said Number provides Access to Care Medical Department Activity Lt. Col. Joel Tanaka, chief of primary care. Public Affairs “We know we can’t claim to be patient-centered Medical Department Activity Public Affairs until you say we are.” A new appointment experience is on the The new appointment model applies to all types The Access to Care Line, 526-2273, is not onlyway for Evans Army Community Hospital’s of primary care visits. for making or changing an appointment at one of thebeneficiaries. “(If) feeling a bit under the weather (or) … military installations’ medical treatment facilities. The Medical Department Activity debuts a have the day off from work and need your annual The number also provides options formodel called “Open Access” April 1 for physical or well visit, you can get a same-day beneficiaries to order medication refills, findall Family medicine clinics, the appointment,” said Sloan. out more about the status of a referral or getInternal Medicine Clinic and The new model should also ease the questions answered about TRICARE benefits.Pediatrics. flow into the Emergency Department. Callers can also use the phone number to get “Our goal is to offer Sloan estimates that 25-35 ED cases connected to various MEDDAC clinics.your first appointment each day should really be seen at “The Access to Care (Line) is really the onlywithin three hours,” said the patient’s primary care clinic. number you need to remember,” said Maj. ChrisMaj. Chris Sloan, chief The new system ensures Sloan, chief of Clinical Operations Division.of Clinical Operations they will get that timely Started in 2005, the phone service nowDivision, MEDDAC. “The appointment. However, serves more than 172,000 beneficiaries enrolledintent is when you need beneficiaries should note at Evans Army Community Hospital, Petersonhealth care, we’ll have that same-day access does Air Force Base and the U.S. Air Force Academyspace for you. It’s about taking care not mean they will get the exact appointment and is contracted out by the Colorado Springsof today’s business … today.” time they want. In addition, there may be Multi-Service Market Office. The standard is for Modifying the appointment model for unforeseen patient surges and challenges, phone calls to be answered within seven seconds.the clinics is part of Army Medicine’s particularly during times such as flu season. If personnel at the Access to Care Line cannotfocus on creating a patient-centered experience. “Just keep in mind that we are transforming help with an issue, they can transfer beneficiariesTo prepare, Sloan’s team first had to redistribute our culture, which can have bumps in the road,” to someone for additional assistance.the number of patients assigned to a medical Tanaka said. “We hope to learn quickly. Patients “The goal is to facilitate patient-centered careprovider. That’s why some beneficiaries can make this transition easier by giving us by creating a singular point of access,” Sloan said.recently received notices that their primary feedback on (Interactive Customer Evaluation) “We want beneficiaries to feel like they can accesscare manager had changed. cards, talking to a member of their core health everything they need in a direct and easy manner.” “We are now right-sized across the board,” care team or by filling out their Army Level The Access to Care Line is staffed weekdaysSloan said. “Reducing the size of assigned Provider Satisfaction Surveys. We want to from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be reached atpatients means patients have access to their understand and meet our patients’ expectations 526-2273 or 524-2273. Beneficiaries must be fullyprimary care manager when they want to of access to care and customer service.” enrolled with TRICARE before calling the service.see them. This is patient-driven change.” The adjustments to implement the appointment UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans takes over Providers said they are eager to see how scheduling model have been made. Beneficiaries the health care contract from TRICARE April 1.beneficiaries respond. should continue to use the same Access to Care Visit for details. “It shows that we are dedicated to focusing Line at 526-2273 to make appointments. Colorado Publishing Company
  • 19. March 15, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 19VA helps Soldiers buy homes Story and photo by Finding the house of one’s and determine if they want to put an everything is agreed upon, you go Sgt. Eric Glassey dreams is only half the battle, and offer on the property, he said. If a through your inspections and 4th Infantry Division Public like any big purchase, negotiations contract is submitted, the buyer’s agent appraisals. When it closes at the Affairs Office will follow, Douglas said. contacts the listing agent to try to title company and is funded, they “Say you are in love with this reach an agreement. If this happens, give you the keys.” Homeownership is part of the house and this is the one you want, the home is under contract. The VA differs from conventionalAmerican dream, which, for Soldiers and you tell your representation or “Then the buyer should have the loans from appraisal to final costs.and veterans, can be accomplished realtor that you want to purchase that mortgage company or lender cement “With a conventional loan, youwith the aid of a Veterans Affairs home,” Douglas said. the contract, and you have to have have to put a minimum of 5 percentapproved loan. Buyers consider the pros and cons earnest money,” Douglas said. “Once down, and unless you have 20 percent VA provides servicemembers, down, you have to get privateveterans and eligible surviving spouses mortgage insurance,” Hartshorna guarantee on a portion of the said. “Private mortgage insuranceloan to make owning a home more isn’t the same as homeownersaccessible to troops and Families. insurance; it doesn’t go towards “The best situation is to get the house at all. You’re just payingprequalified from a lender,” said the lender. With a VA loan youCharles Douglas, Fort Carson don’t have to put any down payment,Housing Services Office Volunteer and you don’t have mortgageRealtor Program. “One of the first insurance. VA also has its appraisersthings is to get prequalified to see that check out the property.”what you can afford.” Hartshorn offers some additional Todd Hartshorn, loan consultant advice to potential buyers aboutwith an on-post financial institution, closing costs.takes into account a potential buyer’s “Our market, at this time,income, debt and credit rating when the seller is paying for a lot of theseeing how much money a Family closing cost,” Hartshorn qualified for. After receiving the “But they have to get that in theprequalification letter, a Family contract. If it isn’t in the contract,should decide on the must-haves then the buyer pays.”for their new home. “Shop around for a realtor,” Fort Carson HousingDouglas said. “You could shop around Services Office, located aton your own, but it’s best to find a 7301 Woodfill Road, room 104,realtor. Find which one fits you. Give Veterans Affairs employs assessors and appraisers to ensure that each home purchased by can be reached at 526-2323.them your criteria and start looking.” servicemembers is priced correctly. Welcome Home! We celebrate the success, honor the service, and remember the sacrifice by members of the United States Armed Forces on a National Day of Honor. March 19, 2013 a good night’s sleep... $ 400 Military Appreciation closing cost credit.* Great Service We are your VA mortgage consultants. Comfortable Beds Government Rate CALL NOW! Cobalt Mortgage, Inc. NMLS-35653 8610 Explorer Drive, Suite 140 | Colorado Springs, CO 80920 | 719.466.8700 Close to Ft. Carson, shopping, restaurants, entertainment & attractions - FREE hot breakfast - Pet Friendly - Free Internet Proud sponsor of The Boot Campaign Indoor heated pool - Executive Suites - Business Center Comfort Inn South *Some restrictions may apply. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. © 2013 Cobalt Mortgage, Inc., 11255 Kirkland Way, Suite 100, Kirkland, WA 98033. Toll Free: (877) 220-4663; Fax: (425) 605-3199. NMLS Unique Identifier: 35653. COLORADO SPRINGS/ I-25 South Exit 138 Arizona Mortgage Banker License #0909801. Licensed by the Department of Corporations under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act #4130455. Licensed by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies in Colorado state. Idaho Mortgage Broker/Lender License #MBL-5220. Indiana Mortgage Lending License #17900. Louisiana Residential Mortgage Lending License #35653. Montana Mortgage Lender License #35653. Nebraska Mortgage Banker License #35653. Nevada Mort- 1410 Harrison Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 gage Banker #3723, Nevada Mortgage Broker #3725. New Mexico Mortgage Loan Company License #03587. Ohio Mortgage Broker Act Mortgage Banker Exemption MBMB.850154.000. Oklahoma Mortgage Broker License #MB002202. Oregon Mortgage Lender License #ML-2991. Texas SML Mortgage Banker Registration. Utah-DRE (719) 579-6900 #8220471. Washington Consumer Loan License #520-CL-48866. Wyoming Mortgage Lender/Broker License #2315. Ticket #2013030510001129 The person pictured is not an actual service member.
  • 20. 20 MOUNTAINEER — March 15, 2013 March 15, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 21Race tests spouses’ Army knowledge Story and photos by Sgt. Eric Glassey “Right now, a large portion of the brigade is deployed,” 4th Infantry Division Norman said. “It’s one way for Public Affairs Office all the FRGs to connect and touch base, and offer advice Soldiers’ spouses hurried and assistance to help the unitsthrough the 1st Brigade Combat get through the deployment.Team, 4th Infantry Division, Really, fundamentally, it’s aboutheadquarters building seeking building stronger teams andclues and hitting roadblocks as cohesiveness among the teams.”they participated in their quarterly As the spouses movedbrigade Family readiness throughout the headquarters,group function, March 6. teammates had to rely on each During the event styled other’s knowledge of differentafter the television show “The units within the battalionAmazing Race,” spouses had to to figure out the clues andcomplete challenges that tested complete challenges.their knowledge of the various “It was a great way to learnunits within the brigade. about the brigade,” said Lemoni To find their next objective, Burney, spouse and FRG leader,racers had to place colored candy Company B, 4th Brigade Supporton a unit crest displayed in Battalion, 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div.monochrome and decode riddles “You get everyone involvedabout units. In addition, they and rely on people’s strengths.were tested on their general Army It really was a great team-knowledge by arranging ranks building exercise.from private to general in ascend- “What I would take froming order and singing the Army this, and what I hope othersSong and 4th Inf. Div. March. From left, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division spouses Kelly Kohunsky, Jennifer would as well, is having the “We did the ‘Amazing Race’; Broderick and Nichole Peterson, huddle around their first challenge pack during the brigade’s experience of re-energizingwe basically ran from station to Family readiness group function March 6 at the brigade headquarters. yourself as a team,” Burneystation doing treasure hunts, said. “I think as an FRG leader,reciting songs and doing the Cupid it’s a dance we had to do. Some of the FRGs from different battalions and we’re always trying to get FamiliesShuffle,” said Angel Brown, a spouse girls didn’t know it, and they just got develop new relationships. together, and not just have a lame oldwith 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, into it. This is my first team building “What we did today was allow meeting with pizza. Do things that1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div. This was Brown’s (event) here, and this is a completely various FRGs from different battalions are fun and engaging; have themfirst brigade FRG function, having just different experience. I’ve been to to co-mingle and come together, want to come out to a meeting.”arrived at Fort Carson in August. several different team buildings before, which, I think, makes the team even Family readiness support “It was a very good experience,” but (they were) never this fun.” stronger,” said Stephanie Norman, advisers or noncommissionedBrown said. “I got to learn all the The 32 participants were divided Family readiness support assistant, officers are located within eachdifferent battalions within the brigade. into seven teams of either four or five 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, battalion to assist FamiliesMy favorite part was the Cupid Shuffle, spouses, picked at random, to merge 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div. during deployments. A team of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, spouses sing the division march during the brigade’s quarterly Family readiness group function, March 6. Tracey Barber, left, military Family life consultant, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and Melissa Danford, Family readiness group leader, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div., fish out letters to complete a challenge during the brigade’s quarterly Family readiness group function themed after “The Amazing Race,” March 6.Layout by Jeanne Mazerall
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  • 22. March 15, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 23Cancelling contracts3 days not option in all situations Legal Assistance Office must be a contract for sale, lease or written notice must rental of consumer goods or services include an easily The Many people believe they have with a total purchase price of at least detachable, fully seller isa right to cancel any contract if $25 and personally solicited by the completed copy required todone within three days of signing. seller at a place other than their for the buyer, plus inform the buyerThis is a myth, which is only partially permanent place of business. another copy for the how to return thetrue and applicable under limited Think of the salesman who buyer to send back goods and the sellercircumstances. goes door to door asking residents to the seller if the must pay for return Generally, once an individual if they would like to purchase a buyer decides to shipping. For example,signs a contract, that individual is vacuum cleaner, security system or rescind the contract. if a person bought anobligated by law to fulfill the terms a water filtration device. Because Notice to rescind must encyclopedia and thenof the contract unless the contract buyers may feel pressured into be in bold print and in changed his mind about theprovides the right to cancel within a purchasing goods or services when close proximity to where the purchase, he can cancel thecertain period of time or there is the salesman appears on their buyer signs the contract. contract within three business daysa law giving the consumer the right doorstep, the FTC requires a three-day To rescind the contract, the buyer and the salesman has to come andto cancel. cooling off period for these types must provide written notice to the pick up the encyclopedias or pay to There are some contracts, of contracts. This rule grants the seller by midnight of the third have them sent back to the seller.however, that can be cancelled within buyer a unilateral right to rescind business day. Business days include Some buyers claim that they didthree days if it falls within the scope the contract within three business any calendar day except Sundays not know of their right to rescind.of the three-day cooling off period days following a door-to-door sale. and federal holidays. A phone call is If they had read the entire contract,mandated by the Federal Trade The buyer can, for any reason, or no not enough to rescind the contract; they would have known of their rightCommission. This rule is known reason at all, change their mind within it must be in writing. Mailing or to rescind. Most contract issues wouldas the “Door-to-Door Sale” rule the three-day period and cancel the hand-delivering notice to rescind is not occur if the buyer carefully readbecause it typically applies to contract without any repercussions. effective, however, if mailing a notice the entire contract before signing.situations where an individual signs Sellers usually know that the of cancellation, the buyer should use Therefore, it is always a good ideaa contract for goods or services with contract they are asking people to sign return receipt mail so they have proof to read the entire contract, even thea salesman who came uninvited to falls within this rule, although they that the cancellation notice was mailed small print before signing.their home. Because the rule applies may not be overly willing to disclose during the allowed three-day period. Contact the Fort Carson Legalto a few other situations as well, the this fact. 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  • 23. 24 MOUNTAINEER — March 15, 2013National Nutrition Month Commentary by Christine N. Levy Evans Army Community Hospital The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has published a “Top 10 registered dietitian Nutrition App” list in observance of this Healthy eating: People give many reasons for why they are not eating healthy foods or even eating on a regular basis. Everyone’s year’s National Nutrition Month with the theme of “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.” As individuals, every person needs to find something that works for them.there’s an app for that life is busy, and it’s rare that a work The following apps make it easy deadline or project is set aside in order to stick to whatever plan is chosen: to provide the body the daily fuel ¶ My Fitness Pal’s Calorie Counter needed to help accomplish such projects. and Fitness Tracker Healthy eating and weight loss are ¶ Calorie Counter: Diets and Activities always on the top 10 list of New Year’s ¶ Calorie Counter by About, resolutions. By March, most of these SparkPeople.Com resolutions are long forgotten. This ¶ Calorie Tracker by Livestrong month marks the 40th anniversary of ¶ Lose It! National Nutrition Month and the ¶ Tap & Track-Calorie Counter Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics ¶ Calorie Counter by Fat-Secret wants to encourage everyone to develop ¶ Restaurant Nutrition and Fooducate a healthy eating plan that recognizes Lack of time to plan or pack meals individual food preferences, lifestyle, is probably the biggest reason people health and cultural and ethnic traditions. give as they are heading through the The six registered dietitians at drive-thru to pick up their fast food. The Evans Army Community Hospital want apps listed above can assist with menu to get people back on track with those planning and nutrition information and healthy-eating goals. Not everyone has make the task less daunting and more fun. the time to meet with the dietitians, The Academy of Nutrition despite the odds they are one of the more and Dietetic’s main site is also a than 955 million active users who spend good reference and resource at an average of six hours and 35 minutes a month on Facebook and the Internet. The EACH dining facility is hosting Taking this into consideration, the weekly nutrition quizzes throughout dietitians encourage people to check the month and all correctly-answered out 10 nutrition links, most with no fees, quizzes will be entered into a drawing the next time they are surfing the web. for a weekly prize. CONTACTS GLASSES 25% MILITARY DISCOUNT ON ALL GOODS & SERVICES* Voted #1 Eye Care in Colorado Springs The Independent & The Gazette 4430 N. Nevada Ave. 4319 Integrity Center Point 1813 North Circle Drive 1130 Lake Plaza Drive Southwest Corner of Garden of the Gods & Nevada NW Corner of Powers & Barnes Circle & Constitution Lake Ave & Lake Plaza (next to Culvers) 635-2020 634-2020 632-2020 578-2020 The person pictured is not an actual service member. My one reason? Let Us Help You Prepare For Winter Driving! Mailbox Services To show I For a Limited Time, recieve A mailbox that works for you care about Every Full Service Is A 16-Point my community. Preventive Maintenance Review! 50% Off full service mailbox at You only need one reason $10.00 OFF ALL Mailbox Services The UPS Store: A FULL SERVICE OIL CHANGE! real street address to donate plasma. OFFER VALID AT THE BELOW COLORADO SPRINGS LOCATIONS very notification: 350 South 8th St. box access Find out how becoming a plasma donor can make a The UPS Store - Fountain difference for patients and help you earn extra money. Valid only at the 350 South 8th St. and Phone: 719-520-0064 6885 Mesa Ridge Parkway Full-service mail 3795 Airport Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO. (Next to Safeway) Mail holding and forwarding* Not valid with any other offers. 3795 Airport Blvd. Package acceptance from all As a new donor, you can earn up to $100 this week. Offer expires 3/31/13. MTFS10 Offer 1/31/13. Fountain, CO 80817 Phone: 719-570-6112 shipping carriers 719-390-0745 Biomat USA Also offering $20 OFF a Radiator Flush Mon.-Fri. 8-6 Sat. 8-5 Sun. 9-4 and 15% OFF any Additional Services! Mon-Fri: 8:30 to 6:00 3776 Airport Road Colorado Springs, CO 80910 Sat/Sun:9:00 to 2:00 (719) 380-6991 No Appointment Needed! 100% Veteran Owned & Operated *Additional fees may apply APO/AE Shipping and Mail Forwarding FREE UPS AND USPS DROP OFF SERVICEIn addition to meeting the donation criteria, you must provide a valid photo ONLY WHAT YOU NEED.I.D., proof of your current address and your Social Security or immigrationcard to donate. Must be 18 years of age or older to donate. GUARANTEED.
  • 24. March 15, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 25Speaking without words Commentary by The response to nonverbal Chap. (Maj.) Ralph Bieganek communication demonstrates how 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th significant body position is to commu- Infantry Division nication. If the words and expression of a person do not seem to agree, it What does it mean to worship is often wise to believe the actionsGod? Singing is commonly associated and not the words. It is easier to liewith worship in many churches in with words than with our expressions.America and animal or plant sacrifice If our actionsofferings would be seen as essential or expressionsacts of worship in some religions. can honestly “I call upon you, How can one worship God in anacceptable manner which expresses communicate to God, then they may also therefore, brethren,our depth of devotion? speak to us. Some through the compassions Our human body may be a gift wecan best offer to God. We may also people have become convinced or clear of God, to present yourthen receive something from the about an idea they bodies a sacrifice —experience which communicates deeplyto our being. I think how worshipers were describing or defending to living, sanctified,position their bodies can speak without someone else. Some acceptable to God —words: to kneel may speak of humility;to stand may express celebration or may have not been sure or clear about your intelligent service.”attention focused on a speaker; and an issue until they — Romans 12:1to lay prostrate face down on the tried to make anotherground is understood in some sacred person sure or clear. If I am not sure, There are many people whose my own, God only knows how oftenceremonies to demonstrate full and but start to act with a little bit of faith, faith and confidence are increased I may not want to. By gatheringcomplete surrender. I may find myself full of faith later. by regular weekly reminders of faith. together with others I have run to The human body can express some- There are many examples in the While so many people are quick to a higher standard of fitness.thing of what is otherwise hidden on the lives of Soldiers which demonstrate say they can practice their faith on When it comes to worship, it isinside. I have become more accustomed growth in faith and confidence. A their own anywhere, it is also true good if my whole being is involved —to kneeling in times of prayer. I heard Soldier may weakly follow the example that collective wholly engaging body, soul and spirit. Sometimes itstories from my father years ago that of a leader, but with weekly repetition, faith exercise makes people more may be our bodies which lead thehe would kneel and say prayers before the Soldier can grow in confidence. So spiritually fit. Perhaps the example rest of our beings to worship God. Ingoing to sleep, but, honestly, I never a Soldier’s faithful actions lead to a of physical training has parallels: all of this may we remain dependentbelieved them till years later. more faith-filled confidence. While I can and should exercise on on the grace of God.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 Mon-Fri 11:45 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 they have; discover dynamics that shape Mon-Thurs noon Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 their parenting; eliminate “buttons” so their PROTESTANT children can’t push them; create close Friday 4:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer, Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 Bible Study connections with children that last a lifetime; Sunday 9 a.m. Protestant Healer Evans Army Hospital Chap. Gee/526-7386 and learn the seven gifts every child needs. Sunday 9 a.m. Communion Service Provider Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Landon/526-2803 The event will be led by Ken Robinson and Sunday 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Justin Cole, Soldier and Family Readiness Sunday 11 a.m. Protestant Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 Program, Army Community Service. Limited Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Ursula Pittman/503-1104 child care will be available and participants Sunday 10 a.m. Chapel NeXt Veterans Magrath & Titus Chap. Palmer/526-3888 Sunday 2:30-4:30p.m. Youth ministry Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 are asked to bring a snack to share. Call Pat Tuesday 9:30 a.m. PWOC Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 Treacy at 524-2458 or email patricia.a. by April 5 to register. JEWISHMilitary Council of Catholic Women meets 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’ ISLAMIC SERVICES Memorial Chapel. For information call Fort Carson does not offer Islamic services on post. Contact the Islamic Society at 2125 N. Chestnut, 632-3364 for information. 526-5769 or visit “Fort Carson Military Council of Catholic Women” on Facebook. (FORT CARSON OPEN CIRCLE) WICCAKnights of Columbus, a Catholic group for Sunday 1 p.m. Provider Chapel, Building 1350, Barkeley and Ellis men 18 and older, meets the second and fourth 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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  • 26. March 15, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 27‘Hell Raisers’ A 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, player beats the defense and drives to the basketelevate play to score two points during recent intramural basketball action at Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center. Story and photo by Walt Johnson Mountaineer staff The “Hell Raisers” intramural basketball teamis looking ready to make a deep run into theplayoffs beginning March 25 at Iron Horse Sportsand Fitness Center. The 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4thBrigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, squadhas a number of outstanding frontcourt players thatkeep constant pressure on opposing team defensesand guards that are capable of controlling the game. Shirley Patterson, team coach, said the team hascome a long way this year, battling injuries andchanging personnel. Patterson said she has seen alot of growth in the team and it is still continuing. “What I really like about this team is its abilityto play well together and it hasn’t been easy to dothat this year, mostly because of all the injurieswe have sustained,” she said. “Even though wehave had to incorporate new players, we still havea tremendous amount of team chemistry. One ofthe challenges for this year for us is figuringout who plays better in what position and, truthfully,we are still learning that aspect of our team.But we are also doing that at a good pace.” Jamaal Glinsey, one of the team’s top playerswho has played on some of the intramural league’selite teams the past few years, said while thisteam may not have the varsity-level talent the teamshe has played with in the past had, it is learninghow to work together to be just as effective. “One thing I think we agree on is we havethe talent to be a very good team. If we continueto progress the way we are, and people continueto be faithful ... showing up for practices and we want to go and how we want to get there.” blocking out so that the team can be aggressivegames, we will definitely be a very good team Patterson said the team realizes there are on the backboards. She said the team is alsothe rest of the way,” Glinsey said. “We have a areas that it needs to work on prior to the playoffs, working to strengthen its man-to-man defensivegood core group of players, but I think we but the biggest thing for them is to continue to work concepts and learning how to communicateare now at the point where we understand where on understanding the value of rebounding and better with each other on the floor. Mountaineer Sports Feature Hope Carter, Fort Carson Outdoor Recreation intern for Adventure Programming and Education, instructs rock climbers on how to properly climb the wall and belay a climber during a class Tuesday at Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center. Outdoor Recreation staff offers classes Tuesday at Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center and Thursday at the Outdoor Recreation facility. Classes are held from 5:30-8 p.m. and cost $20, which includes certification and a year membership to the climbing walls run by Outdoor Recreation. For more information on programs offered by Outdoor Recreation, call 526-5366. Photo by Walt Johnson
  • 27. 28 MOUNTAINEER — March 15, 2013 BENCH The event begins with a shotgun start at On the 3-point shooter 12:30 p.m. According to golf course officials, registration is currently open for the April event; call 526-4102. The golf course is scheduled to hold a CG golf scramble the first Friday of each month from April to September, except July’s event will be held July 3. The Directorate of Family and Morale, Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center hosts Welfare and Recreation is registering teams a basketball skills contest Wednesday. for a coed volleyball league, which begins Officials said the facility will host three-point play in April. shooting and slam dunk contests at 6:30 p.m. The league will consist of teams with three The event is open to all Department of Defense men and three women. Registration deadline identification card holders. is March 28. People can sign up at the front desk at the There will be a coaches meeting April 4 at fitness facility. For more information, contact 6:30 p.m. at Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center. the fitness center at 526-3972. The league is free and open to all Department of A Luck of the Volunteer run/walk Friday Defense identification card holders. recognizes Red Cross volunteers. Registration information and rules are available The event offers a three- and six-mile run/walk. at Registration begins at Iron Horse Sports and Fitness For more information, call 526-3972. Center at 3 p.m. and the race is at 4 p.m. Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club will have a According to race officials, there is a $5 number of events to kickoff the spring season. registration fee (cash or check) and the first 100 The “Club for Kids Day” activity, open to people who register will receive a T-shirt, which youths ages 6-16, is set for April 7 from 10 a.m. can be picked up at the Foxhole sports and to 2 p.m. The active-duty post championship is entertainment lounge after the race. All children scheduled April 14-15. 12 and under will receive a free goodie bag. Pets The Colorado Springs Flames, a semipro on a leash are welcome. Call the American Red football team that features military members, Cross at 526-2311 for more information. is training for its upcoming Colorado Football The Fort Carson Women’s Golf Association Conference season. hosts its annual season opening coffee April 2 Anyone interested in trying out for the Flames at 9 a.m. should attend the mini-camps held Sundays at 2 The event held at the Cheyenne Shadows Golf p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1200 Club serves as the official kickoff event for the Cresta Road in Colorado Springs. The reigning 2013 golfing season, according to association champion begins its title defense May 4 against officials. Weather permitting, nine holes of golf the Colorado Springs Cyclones. will follow the coffee. Women golfers, both The National Physique Committee 2013 Axis military and civilian, interested in joining the Labs Northern Colorado bodybuilding, Figure, league are encouraged to attend the coffee and bikini and Physique and Expo championships get more information about the club. will be held in Golden April 13. Photo by Walt Johnson Civilians wishing to attend the event should The event takes place at the Bunker Roderick Harvey, left, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, enter the post through Gate 1 off Highway 115. A Auditorium in the Green Center, Colorado School 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, valid driver’s license and current proof of auto of Mines, 924 16th St. Prejudging begins at fires and connects on a three-point jump shot insurance and registration are required to access the 10 a.m. and the finals begin at 4 p.m. Visit during intramural action, Monday. Harvey will be post. Contact Judy Jacoby at 719-685-1901 or email for tickets. participating in the three-point shooting contest for more information. The intramural program will take a week off Wednesday at Iron Horse Sports and Fitness A Commanding General Golf Scramble is as officials prepare for the upcoming intramural Center at 6:30 p.m. scheduled April 4 at the Cheyenne Shadows basketball playoffs that begin March 25. Golf Club. — Compiled by Walt Johnson Tough workout Members of the Fort Carson community take part in a K-OS workout at Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center. The circuit training workout, taught by Kareem Braithwaite and Sara Dingman, is held Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and emphasizes full body conditioning and workouts. For more information on classes offered at the facility, call 526-2706. Photo by Walt Johnson
  • 28. March 15, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 29 Mountaineer Athlete of the Week Butch Jointer Intramural sports player What sports did you play growing up? I started playing sports when I was in the eighth grade, and it wasn’t basketball that I played. I actually played baseball ... I was a pretty good left fielder. You’re mainly known for playing basketball now, what made you make the switch? After baseball season was finished in my eighth grade year, one of my good friends literally pulled me out of the house because we had a basketball court in front of my house, and we started playing. He would come get me every day to play and the more I played, the more I started enjoying basketball. When we first started, he was a better player than I was so my goal was to continue playing until I got to be a better player than he was. What would you consider your best personal sports moment? When I went over the 1,000 points scored (mark) in high school; that is the accomplishment I am most proud of at this time. What is your favorite college basketball moment? I am a big University of Kentucky fan and any time they win the national championship like they did last year, I love it because then I can talk smack to anyone because we are the national champions. What is the one thing in sports that you haven’t done that you would still like to do? Win a championship. I have not won at any level, although I did come close when we lost in a regional championship in high school basketball. I would like to know what it’s like to win a championship. People who don’t know me would be surprised to know that … I can sing. I am a (rhythm and blues) and gospel singer and people are surprised to know that about me. I’m 6 feet 4 inches (tall) and 247 pounds, so I don’t normally go around singing, but sometimes on the basketball court you will catch me singing. Photo by Walt Johnson Experience a Warmer and CONFIDENCE More Personal Approach to Our children’s dentist is a specialist, having completed Your Cosmetic Surgical Needs a residency in Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Raskin specializes in PEACE OF MIND Parents are always welcome in treatment areas FREE COSMETIC CONSULTATION DENTIST AND ORTHODONTICS Douglas J. Raskin, M.D., D.M.D Harvard, Stanford and Baylor Trained Call us today at COMFORT Sedation is available. Ensure your child never has an Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (719) 428-4595 MEMBER Active Member American Society of Plastic Surgeons AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS, INC. unfortunate dental memory 578-9988 6940 Mesa Ridge Pkwy FUN 559 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 209 FOUNTAIN, CO 80817 Children can watch DVD’s or Direct TV on the ceiling email: TV during appointment. Wi-Fi access for parents Conveniently located Downtown Colorado Springs MILITARY DISCOUNTS CONVENIENCE After school and late appointments. Multiple Hygienists to accommodate large families at the same time $25 in-Office Bleaching Winter for Mom or Dad at Fountain Modern Special! Dentistry – Save $174 HURRY OFFER ENDS February 1st, 2013 ALL OF OUR DENTISTS AND SPECIALISTS Become a fan of the Colorado Springs Business Journal on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CSBizJournal PARTICIPATE IN THE FOLLOWING PPO INSURANCE PLANSGet breaking news and headlines throughout the day, learn about upcoming events, special offers and more! Delta Dental, Metlife, Cigna, Humana, United Concordia, Principle, United HealthCare
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  • 30. March 15, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 31 to 6 p.m. Adult admission is $10 and $5 for for information and tickets. GT E ages 6-12; Children under 6 are admitted free. The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave. in Pueblo, has a Family Theater Series The Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade, has production, these performances scheduled: •“Todd Oliver and Friends,” at 11 a.m. and Out • Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance,” is March 26 at 7:30 p.m. 2 p.m. April 27. Tickets are $8 each; call 719-295-7200. • Bill Cosby is on stage April 16 at 8 p.m. •“Swan Lake,” a Sangre de Cristo Ballet • “The Ugly Duckling,” an Imagination Performance, is April 19 at 7:30 p.m. andThe Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum has a Celebration presentation is in the theater April 20 at 2 p.m. at the Sangre de Cristo Ballet special exhibit “To the Moon: Snoopy Soars April 29 at 7 p.m. Children are encouraged to theater, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave. in Pueblo. Tickets with NASA” that runs through April 20. The wear their pajamas or favorite character attire. are $10 at the box office, 719-295-7200. exhibit examines the Apollo 10 mission and Preshow activities are in the lobby and milk the role of Peanuts characters in that flight. and cookies are available after the performance. The Denver Art Museum has opened a The museum is free. It is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 520-SHOW or 576-2626 for tickets. special exhibit that runs through April 28: Tuesday-Saturday and is at 215 S. Tejon St. “Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Call 685-5990 for information. “Free Scout Day” has been rescheduled for Architecture, Katsinam and the Land.” April 6 at the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur The exhibit features 53 of the renownedA Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet is Saturday, Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview, Woodland artist’s works. The Denver Art Museum is free 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Park. All Scouts and Scout leaders in uniform Saturday. Regular admission is $10 for adult Admission is $9 for adults and children 12 and will be admitted free. Nature’s Educators will Colorado residents, $8 for military and students under are free. Custom and antique motorcycles give presentations at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and and $3 for ages 6-18. The museum is at are on display; there’s a tattoo contest, door prizes host an interactive table about raptors and reptiles 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway in downtown and vendors. The meet is at 3650 N. Nevada Ave. and how they are related to dinosaurs and other Denver. Nearby parking is in the Cultural reptiles. Friends of Dinosaur Ridge will also Complex Garage, for a fee.“Legally Blonde the Musical” is the next production have activity tables during Free Scout Day. of the Fort Carson Community Theatre. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science has Shows are Saturday-Sunday, March 22-23, and The Air Force Academy hosts Canisius College in the “Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice 29-30 at 7 p.m. in the Freedom Performing Arts quarterfinal playoffs of the Atlantic Hockey Age” in the museum through May 27. Visitors Center. Tickets are $5 with military identification Association Friday-Sunday at the Cadet Ice Arena. will be able to see fossils from the Ice Age and $7 for general admission at Information, Tickets for a single session are $12, or $36 for unearthed near Snowmass Village in 2010. The Tickets and Registration office, and at the door all sessions. Call 472-1895 for tickets. museum is at 2001 Colorado Blvd. and is open for $3 more. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call 303-370-6000 for Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s 2013 tickets for this special exhibition, $21 for adultsSt. Patrick’s Day Parade includes floats, theater schedule includes “Other Desert Cities” and $12 for juniors and students. Tickets are leprechauns, marching bands and fun, and through March 31; “The Drowsy Chaperone” available on a timed schedule. Go online to starts at noon Saturday on Tejon Street, starting May 9-June 2; and “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well pre-purchase tickets at at St. Vrain Street and ending at Vermijo Street. and Living in Paris” June 20-30. Call the box There’s a bike ride at 8:30 a.m. and a five- office, 634-5583. The theater is at 30 W. Dale St. Disney on Ice presents “Treasure Trove” in the kilometer run at 11 a.m. There’s a Fun Run for and has a free parking lot in front of the center. World Arena April 18-21. Opening night tickets the wee ones (up to age 10). Bikers register start at $12; tickets for other shows are $15, online at Buell Children’s Museum in Pueblo has a new $22 and $27 at exhibit in which math plus toys multiplied by or call the box office at 866-464-2626.The Fountain Creek Nature Center has a Junior art equal smart fun. The “Under the Big Top: Performances are at 7 p.m. April 18-20, and Naturalists Spring Break Nature Camp Math and Art” exhibit runs until June 1. Buell 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. April 20. April 21 March 25-29. Prepaid registration is required, Children’s Museum, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., in performances are at 1 and 5 p.m. call 520-6745 for information. The cost is Pueblo, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday- $130. The nature center is off Highway 85/87. Saturday. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 The DaVinci Machines Exhibition on the ground for children. Visit for floor of the Denver Pavilions ends March 31.The Denver Auto Show is in the Colorado more information. It is open Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Convention Center, 700 14th St., in downtown Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Denver, Wednesday, 5-10 p.m.; Thursday, noon Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra noon to 6 p.m., $14 for adults, $11 for military to 10 p.m.; March 22, noon to 10 p.m.; March 23, performs “Broadway Rocks” Saturday at and $9 for ages 5-11. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and March 24, 10 a.m. 8 p.m. at Pikes Peak Center. Call 520-SHOW —Compiled by Nel Lampe NATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY NEED AN ESCAPE? Colorado Springs Look no farther than REDUCED Manitou Springs! TUITION for military personnel AND dependents* Active Duty ADULT CUT Military Haircut Color or Perm $2.00 Off Mon-Thurs Associate, Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees $10.00 KIDS CUT Accounting Bring in your military ID and recieve an Adult Shampoo & Cut for $10. $1.00 Off $5.00 Off Business Valid at these locations: Criminal Justice 6883 Mesa Ridge Pkwy., Fountain, CO 80817 1863 S. 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  • 31. 32 MOUNTAINEER — March 15, 2013 March 15, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 33InflatablesIndoor places for children to play Story and photos by Nel Lampe Mountaineer staff Children like to play on inflatables, sometimes Three such facilities are in Colorado Springs. called jump houses or bouncy castles, which are quite All these facilities have refreshments available for popular at festivals, picnics or birthday parties. purchase and free Wi-Fi, charge only for children Indoor play space centers for children, usually con- and require that all children must wear socks while Jump-n-Jack is the newest indoor Children’s parties can be arranged service members and their Families. taining inflatables or other play equipment that require an playing. All three establishments schedule birthday play space, having opened in January. at Jump-n-Jack. There are four Hours at Jump-n-Jack are Monday- admission fee, are cropping up in cities across America. parties by arrangement. It is a 17,500 square-foot active fun large party rooms. Rooms can Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; center, with a toddler area and seven accommodate eight to 20 guests. Call Friday-Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to inflatables — an obstacle course, to make arrangements. 8 p.m. and Sundays, it is open from slides, a pirate ship and jump houses. Admission to Jump-n-Jack is noon to 6 p.m. Owner Uche Njoku said the 65-foot $8.99 per child for all day of play, Jump-n-Jack is at 563 N. Academy Colorado Springs House of 8 p.m. and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. long obstacle course and the pirate but they can leave and return on the Blvd, across Academy Boulevard Bounce is a 5,600 square-foot The concession stand at House ship are the most popular inflatables same day. Frequent use discounts and from the Citadel Mall at Citadel facility at 2360 Montebello Square of Bounce includes prepackaged at Jump-n-Jack. He said Jump-n-Jack family memberships are available. Crossing. It is behind the Olive Drive that’s been open since June. lunches, chips, candy, juice, is a place for families to have fun. Military Mondays features a Garden restaurant. The phone number House of Bounce was created sports drinks, soft drinks, chocolate “We have family fun nights on discounted price of $6.99 for active-duty is 573-8770. to provide a safe and clean milk, specialty coffee and ice Friday,” he said. March 8 was karaoke environment for children to cream. Patrons may also bring night. There’s also a Family Night play and have fun, according in their own food. special package that includes two to Matt Curry, manager. There The snack bar is on a balcony admissions, one whole pizza and are bounce houses, a Batter overlooking the play area and two drinks for $25. Up bouncer and an obstacle benches for family members are Jump-n-Jack has a toddler play course. Other inflatables are throughout the play area. There’s area for ages 2-5, which includes softer Hot Air Balloon Slide Combo, a large screen TV . and smaller obstacles. Magic Jump Obstacle Combo, Parties can be celebrated at “Mess it Up” classes are available Blast Zone Magic Castle. the House of Bounce. Three party for children ages 2-3 years old, as well The special fun feature at rooms are available, which can hold as a “Mommy/Daddy & Me Preschool” House of Bounce is a Velcro 10 to 20 children. Several party and a “Mommy/Daddy & Me jumper/wall. Players put on a packages are available, depending Gym/Music Class.” More information Velcro suit, get on the jumper on the number of guests and about the classes is on the website and stick to the Velcro wall. amenities. Call 445-0676 for details Curry said the Velcro Wall is and party reservations. Attendants at Jump-n-Jack are a lot of fun for players and Admission for the Colorado dressed as referees and also interact provides photo opportunities Springs House of Bounce is $8 for with the children. A mascot is on for their parents. He said anyone 3 years old and under; ages 3 duty on weekends. the big slide/obstacle course to 12 are $10. Admission is good for Jump-n-Jack has Jack’s Café, which combination jumper is a the whole day and parents accom- features pizza slices cooked on site and favorite of children ages 3-6. panying children are admitted free. sandwiches made with peanut butter and A fenced in area is There’s a 10-percent discount jellies from the PB&Jellies restaurant for toddlers, which has for military Families. downtown. Available drinks are water, age-appropriate toys and House of Bounce is at 2360 chocolate milk and sports drinks. Fruits My Little Farm inflatable. Montebello Square Drive, Suite are also available, as is yogurt, cookies, Melissa and Doug toys are E, off North Academy Boulevard, muffins and ice cream. also sold at House of Bounce. in a strip mall. It can be reached Tables and chairs are in the café The House of Bounce is at 445-0676 or by visiting area and numerous picnic tables and Children play in the toddler area at House of Bounce, open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to http://www.coloradosprings chairs are throughout Jump-N-Jack. Children play on the obstacle course jump house at Jump-n-Jack, which includes toys and a jump house, My Little Farm. 6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to A TV area seats about 30 people. a new indoor play area that is near the Citadel Shopping Center. Little Monkey Bizness is geared for younger A special feature at Little Monkey Bizness Little Monkey Bizness is very popular for children — 8 and under. The 7,100 square-foot is an art room stocked with all kinds of birthday parties; 23 birthday parties were held facility provides indoor family fun. supplies, which encourages children to be there Saturday and Sunday. Little Monkey Bizness opened in October, and is part of a Denver-based franchise. creative as they engage in art projects. There are no arcade-style video games, Children who are walking are charged $8 admission. Crawling children are charged $5 and Zane Peet, 4, climbs the Just the Facts Parents can check out the Seattle’s Best but play structures, a climbing wall, games children who cannot yet crawl are admission-free. climbing • TRAVEL TIME — 15-30 minutes Coffee bar/café, which has tables and chairs and an inflatable. Children are bouncing, Children are allowed to play all day. wall at Little for patrons and a view of the play area. Snack sliding and climbing and getting lots of exercise, Little Monkey Bizness is at 1015 Kelly Monkey • FOR AGES — children up to 12 items for sale include milk, yogurt, apple slices, said Seabaugh. Johnson Blvd., near the intersection of North Bizness • TYPE — indoor play area cheese sticks, fruit, cookies, pretzels bananas There’s an area upstairs for those Academy Boulevard and Voyager Parkway. The Monday and tangerines. under age 2, with play equipment suitable for phone number is 428-2888 and the website is afternoon • FUN FACTOR — ★★★★ Franchise owner Raina Seabaugh said the age group. as his sister, (Out of 5 stars) Little Monkey Bizness caters to a younger Evelyn, 2, crowd and has an inflatable as well as a soft-sided watches. • WALLET DAMAGE — $ play area. Play areas are carpeted, and carpeted Little benches are throughout the area for adults to Monkey $ = Less than $20 watch their children play. Bizness $$ = $21 to $40 Little Monkey Bizness has an Xbox Kinect caters to $$$ = $41 to $60 that allows children to play full body gaming children 8 $$$$ = $61 to $80 controller-free, while getting exercise and having and under. fun. There’s also an Eyeplay, which projects (BASED ON A FAMILY OF FOUR) colorful graphics and sounds onto the floor, for children to interact with. Places to see in the Pikes Peak area.
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