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  1. 1. Vol. 71, No. 11 March 22, 2013 LaCamera takes command By Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office Fort Carson welcomed a new commander Thursday; a 28-year combat veteran, who has served in ranger, airborne and infantry units around the world prior to coming to the Mountain Post. Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, commander, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, greeted his division for the first time with a calm, relaxed demeanor, though he was prone to moments of laughter during his speech. He was upbeat about his opportunity to command in Colorado Springs. “Everything I’ve seen has been absolutely magnificent,” said LaCamera. “Not only the division, but the local community is absolutely flawless; I look forward to getting to meet everybody.” While happy with what he has seen so far, LaCamera said he is not afraid to make changes as needed. “I’m just going to build on what (Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, former commanding general) has started,” he said. “We are different people, so there will be changes. I will change based on my personality and experience, and, frankly, on the missions we get.” LaCamera began his military career at the U.S. Military Academy Photo by Cpl. William Smith where he received a Bachelor ofMaj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, commanding general, Science and was commissioned as a4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, passes 4thInf. Div. colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Stall, “Everything I’ve seen has been absolutely second lieutenant in May 1985. He has also received a Master of Arts incommand sergeant major, 4th Inf. Div. and FortCarson, after receiving the colors for the first time, magnificent. Not only the division, but the National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Navalwhich signified his new command. The ceremonywas held March 14 on Founders Field, Fort Carson. local community is absolutely flawless.” War College. His other military schools include the Infantry Officer — Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera See LaCamera on Page 4 Message board INSIDE Women’s History Month observance is Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. at Elkhorn Conference Center. Guest speaker is Violeta Garcia, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education coordinator, Colorado Department of Education. Page 11 Page 24 Page 15
  2. 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — March 22, 2013 MOUNTAINEER Women’s History Month Leaders salute accomplishmentsCommanding General: Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCameraGarrison Commander: Col. David L. GrossoFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: Editor’s note: Army leaders released the following Dee McNuttChief, Print and Web Communications: letter in observance of Women’s History Month. This year’s theme is “Women Inspiring Innovation Through “If we’re going to out-innovate Rick Emert Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. ” and out-educate the rest of theEditor:Staff writer: Devin Fisher Andrea Sutherland The American Revolution brought sweeping change world, we’ve got to open doorsHappenings: Nel Lampe to our country. From our beginning, we banded together for everyone ... and that means to become the United States of America, a nation foundedSports writer: Walt Johnson on the novel ideals of independence and equality. Just as clearing hurdles for women all Americans began to demand individual rights and aLayout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall government that rested on the will of the people, women and girls as they navigate This commercial enterprise newspaper is stood shoulder-to-shoulder with their fellow countrymen, committed to safeguarding our fledgling democracy. careers in science, technology,an authorized publication for members of theDepartment of Defense. Contents of theMountaineer are not necessarily the official Those actions laid the foundation for women to participate in fields from science and technology engineering and math.”view of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or to engineering and mathematics that have allowed the First lady Michelle Obama, Sept. 26, 2011the Department of the Army. Printed circulation United States to lead the 12,000 copies. The empowerment of women has made possible officer, Command Sgt. Major Donna Brock, for inspiration. The editorial content of theMountaineer is the responsibility of the Public significant contributions to our military and has provided From these ladies, and all who have followed in theirAffairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119, us with role models for future generations. We need look bold footsteps, we have benefitted tremendously.Tel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address is no further than Dr. Mary E. Walker to find a woman whose Throughout our Army’s 237-year history, courage earned her the Medal of Honor during the Civil have served this nation valiantly and with distinction The Mountaineer is posted on the War while performing her duties as one of the country’s in times of peace and war. We are proud of theirInternet at The Mountaineer is an unofficial first female physicians. Retired Gen. Ann Dunwoody broke accomplishments and grateful for their sacrifices aspublication authorized by AR 360-1. The new ground in our Army as the first female four star general; Soldiers, civilians and Family members. As we honorMountaineer is printed by Colorado Springs and then she went on to blaze trails in science and technology the contributions of women during this month, weMilitary Newspaper Group, a private firm in as she ably commanded the Army Materiel Command. encourage our entire Army Family to plan appropriateno way connected with the Department of the Today we can look to Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, 43rd Army commemorative activities in celebration of womenArmy, under exclusive written contract withFort Carson. It is published 49 times per year. Surgeon General and commanding general of the U.S. whose leadership, courage and patriotism have made The appearance of advertising in this Army Medical Command, and her top noncommissioned our Army the “Strength of the Nation.”publication, including inserts or supplements,does not constitute endorsement by the Raymond F. 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  3. 3. March 22, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 3Hagel: U.S. bolstering missile defense By Amaani Lyle Japan to deploy an additional American Forces Press Service advanced radar there. The radar will provide improved “The American people WASHINGTON — The United States will add early warning and tracking of expect us to take everymore ground-based ballistic missile interceptors to any missile launched inits arsenal to guard against increased threats from North Korea at the United necessary step to protectNorth Korea and Iran, Defense Secretary ChuckHagel announced March 15. States or Japan. Hagel said the Depart- our security at home North Korean and Iranian missile capabilitieshave increased and the United States must stay ahead ment of Defense is also conducting environmental and U.S. strategicof that threat, Hagel said. Both have developed longer impact studies for a poten- interests abroad.”range ballistic missiles, and North Korea has now tial additional interceptor — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagelconducted three nuclear tests, followed by stepped up site in the United States.threats against the United States and South Korea. Officials are looking for two The Pentagon will deploy 14 more ground-based sites on the East Coast andinterceptors in locations at Fort Greely, Alaska, and one on the West Coast. While the administration against missiles from Iran and North Korea sooner.Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Hagel said, has not made a decision on whether to proceed, Hagel re-emphasized the United States’boosting the total number from 30 to 44. The added conducting environmental impact studies will “iron-clad” commitment to missile defense.interceptors will provide a nearly 50-percent increase shorten the timeline of construction should a decision “The missile deployments the United States isin U.S. missile defense capability, Hagel said. be made, he said. Hagel also announced plans to making in phases one through three of the European “The United States has missile defense systems in restructure the SM3-2B program, a land-based phase-adaptive approach, including sites in Poland andplace to protect us from limited ICBM attacks, but standard missile, with plans to deploy it as part of Romania, will still be able to provide coverage of allNorth Korea, in particular, has recently made advances the European phase-adapted approach. European NATO territory as planned by 2018,” he its capabilities and is engaged in a series of “The purpose was to add protection of the U.S. The overall result will improve the U.S. ability toirresponsible and reckless provocations,” Hagel said. homeland already provided by our current (ground- counter future missile threats from Iran and North Last month, North Korea conducted its third based interceptors) against missile threats in the Korea while being good stewards of taxpayers’nuclear test. In December, it launched a satellite into Middle East,” Hagel said. resources, Hagel said.orbit, demonstrating an intercontinental ballistic The secretary said shifting resources from the “The American people expect us to take everymissile capability. In April, Pyongyang also displayed “lagging program” to fund the additional interceptors necessary step to protect our security at home andwhat appeared to be a mobile intercontinental and kill vehicle technology that will improve U.S. strategic interests abroad,” he said. “But theyballistic missile capability. performance of the GBI and other versions of the expect us to do so in the most efficient and effective Hagel also said the United States will team with SM3 interceptor allows the U.S. to add protection manner possible.” WE STRIVE TO WE STRIVE TO KEEP YOU CONNECTED. KEEP YOU CONNECTED. 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  4. 4. 4 MOUNTAINEER — March 22, 2013LaCamerafrom Page 1 Community theaterBasic and Advanced Courses, the United StatesArmy Command and General Staff College, andthe Senior Service College Fellowship Course. LaCamera’s deployments include Panama insupport of Operation Just Cause, Haiti in supportof Operation Uphold Democracy, four tours to Andrew Shores,Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and left, as EmmettOperation New Dawn, and four tours to Forrest, and KiraAfghanistan in support of Operation Anaconda Spooner, as Elleand Operation Enduring Freedom. Woods, sing “Take During his time in Panama, LaCamera served it Like a Man”as the assistant battalion supply officer, learning during the Fortthe ins and outs of Army logistics. In Haiti, Carson CommunityLaCamera served as a company commander. Theatre group’s In his first two deployments to Afghanistan production “Legallyand tour in Iraq, in the initial stages of the wars, Blonde the Musical”LaCamera served as a battalion commander, and, at the Freedomsubsequently, as the regimental commander, in Performing Artsthe 75th Airborne Regiment, where he honed his Center. Directedoperational skills. by Aaron Jones, His next two tours to Afghanistan had the musical is basedLaCamera serving as director of operations and on the novel “Legallythen assistant commanding general for Joint Blonde” by AmandaSpecial Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., Brown and the filmfollowed by a deployment as the deputy by the same name.commanding general for operations for the 25th Remaining showsInfantry Division, providing a wide spectrum of are Friday-Saturdaystrategic experience. and March 29-30, LaCamera’s decorations include the Silver at 7 p.m. TicketsStar, Defense Superior Service Medal with two can be purchasedoak leaf clusters, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star at Information,Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Tickets andService Medal with five oak leaf clusters, Joint RegistrationService Commendation Medal, Army Com- or at the door.mendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, CombatInfantryman Badge with star, Expert InfantrymanBadge, Master Parachutist Badge with bronze star,Pathfinder Badge and Ranger Tab. LaCamera and his wife, Theresa LaCamera, Photo by Nel Lampehave four children.
  5. 5. March 22, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 5‘Rough Riders’ take on recovery mission Story and photo by Sgt. Khori Johnson Coalition Forces continue their responsible drawdown, the Rough Riders will strategically43rd Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs and fiscally recover assets from within Office, 4th Infantry Division Afghanistan. The transfer of authority ceremony KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — A few signified the Rough Riders taking the leadweeks after arriving in Afghanistan, Soldiers role in the CMRE mission in Afghanistan.of the 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th After a seamless transition by theInfantry Division, said farewell to their Trailblazers, the Rough Riders leadershipbrothers in arms, the 593rd SB, during a said they intend on not only accomplishingtransfer of authority ceremony at Kandahar their set goals within the recovery missionAirfield, March 3. but taking the mission to the next level. The 593rd SB, U.S. Central Command “We have great leaders and we have greatMateriel Recovery Element, appropriately Soldiers who have prepared hard, are creativenicknamed the “Trailblazers,” was the first problem-solvers and are ready to attack thisunit to take on the CMRE mission in problem,” said Col. Todd Heussner, com-Kandahar and paved the way for the Rough mander, 43rd SB. “We will make tremendousRiders to continue the operation. progress, leave this area better than we found it “(We) entered into theater at less than and make sure that the folks who follow us50-percent manning, 50-percent equipment, will be in a great position to finish this up.”on short notice, with no culminating training McBride said he expects to see greatevent, no predeployment site survey and no success with the 43rd SB taking overbenefit of a relief in place or placed frame- the,” said Col. Douglas McBride Jr., “The trail has been blazed and the condi-commander, 593rd SB. “Nine months later, tions have been set for the 43rd SB to buildwe have truly blazed a trail and set the upon the foundation and successes of the firstconditions for all current and future CMRE nine months and take it to the next level ofoperations to follow.” excellence,” said McBride. “The Army could Since Coalition Forces’ initial offensive not have picked a better command team or unitagainst the actions of the Taliban and the to come in behind my Trailblazers.” Col. Todd Heussner, left, commander, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4thAl-Qaida terrorist group, a substantial The 43rd SB deployed Feb. 9 to Infantry Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Traylor, brigade senioramount of infrastructure and materiel has Kandahar Airfield for a nine-month rotation enlisted leader, uncase the unit colors during a transfer of authoritybeen accumulated within Afghanistan. As in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. CIRCLE DRIVE SELF STORAGE MILITARY SPECIALS Reading. Writing. Riveted. Secure your space today Receive 15% off Colorado Connections Academy is a tuition-free, fully accredited online public school for grades K–12. And your monthly rent when students enroll, they connect—with exciting classes, enriching activities and enthusiastic, certified teachers. FREE use of our moving van on move-IN and OUT That’s why our students get wrapped up in learning like FREE never before. Visit to find an information session near you, or call 800-382-6019 Call us today and reserve your storage 2515 Arlington Drive, Colorado Springs, CO to learn more. (South of Fountain Blvd, behind the Diamond Shamrock on Circle Drive) 719-447-0452 Accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accrediting division of AdvancED.
  6. 6. 6 MOUNTAINEER — March 22, 2013Miscellaneous 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) Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. and a 12-kilometer road march. Upon completion Wolf Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. of all required events, Soldiers are awarded a Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. badge in gold, silver or bronze level — determined Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. by results of the marksmanship and road march. This is a foreign military award authorized to be Warfighter Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. worn on the Class-A or Army Service Uniform. (Wilderness Road Complex) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Soldiers should submit packets through their chain Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed of command to Sgt. Michael Phillips at 524-4944 LaRochelle Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. or email For 10th SFG(A) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. more information contact Chief Warrant Officer 4 Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed David Douglas at 720-250-1221 or email responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort prior to their ETS or start of transition leave.Shaving study — The Evans Army Community Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance Call 526-2240/8458 for more information. Hospital Dermatology Clinic is conducting a of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency research study looking at various razors and topical cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in products to assist with shaving bumps. Soldiers numbers and points of contact for services: building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from must have at least 10 lesions and be available for • Facility repair/service orders — Fort 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA three office visits during a 12-week period. Male Carson Support Services service order desk can be processes to include turning in excess property, and female participants will be provided with reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergen- reutilizing government property, web-based tools shaving supplies, a tote bag and topical creams. cies or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, available, special handling of property and envi- Call 526-7185 for more information. A referral damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. ronmental needs. To schedule an orientation, contact from a primary care manager is not necessary. • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo.borrerorivera@Finance travel processing — All inbound and Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. for receiving/turn in; Mike Welsh at outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it when needing trash containers, trash for reutilization/web tools; or Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family is overflowing or emergency service is required. Rufus Guillory at member travel, travel advance pay and travel pay • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays in inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ building 1129, Freedom Performing Arts Center. Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information. for service needs or to report complaints. Sign-in for Soldiers heading overseas is at 7 a.m.Points only, nondeployable unit — Reinforcement • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan and the briefing starts at 7:30 a.m. Sign-in for training units provide an opportunity for Individual Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey. personnel being reassigned stateside is at 1 p.m., Ready Reserve Soldiers who want to maintain with the briefing starting at 1:30 p.m. Soldiers are Reserve affiliation and continue their military • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — required to bring Department of the Army Form career. Soldiers of any rank or military occupational Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email 5118, signed by their physician and battalion specialty considering leaving troop program unit commander, and a pen to complete forms. Call assignment can consider the 6399th RTU as a • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary 526-4730/4583 for more information. short- or long-term option. Benefits include earning Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ Army ROTC Green-to-Gold briefings — are held retirement points and “good” years; optional Use this number to obtain self-help the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon monthly nonpaid drill weekends; continued military tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. at the education center, building 1117, room 120. training and military schools; paid annual training • Base operations contracting officer Call University of Colorado-Colorado Springs opportunities; continued promotions; earning representative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. retirement points via correspondence courses; or email for questions Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance; and easy on snow removal, grounds maintenance and Hours of Operation transfer to TPUs if desired. Contact Chief Warrant contractor response to service orders. Central Issue Facility Officer 4 Lake Gardner at 720-363-0511 or • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from 524-0786 or email to 7:30-10:30 a.m.Recycle incentive program — The Directorate of request latrines, for service or to report damaged • Initial and partial issues — Monday- Public Works has an incentive program to or overturned latrines. Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. prevent recyclable waste from going to the landfill. • Signs — Call Jim Diorio, Fort Carson • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards Support Services, at 896-0797 or 524-2924 or Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort email to request a facility, • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — Carson Recycle Center, building 155. Points are parking or regulatory traffic sign. Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. assigned for the pounds of recyclable goods turned The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — is • Full turn ins — by appointment only; call in and every participating battalion receives money able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building 526-3321. quarterly. Call 526-5898 for more information 1430, room 233. During duty hours, Soldiers • Unit issues and turn ins — require about the program. should call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone number approval, call 526-5512/6477.First Sergeants’ Barracks Program 2020 — is for after hours, holidays and weekends is 526-0051. Education Center hours of operation — The located in building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. Mountain Post Training and Education Center, The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Briefings building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: Monday-Friday. The office assists Soldiers with 75th Ranger Regiment briefings — are held • Counselor Support Center — Monday- room assignments and terminations. For more Tuesdays in building 1430, room 150, from Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11 information call 526-9707. noon to 1 p.m. Soldiers must be private-sergeant a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Sergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson first class with a minimum General Technical • Army Learning Center — Monday- Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third Score of 105; be a U.S. citizen; score 240 or Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday of each month at the Family Connection higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test; and • Defense Activity for Nontraditional Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC pass a Ranger physical. Call 524-2691 or visit Education Support and Army Personnel Testing — is open to all active members and those interested Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. in becoming future SAMC members. The club Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training — Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to building was originally a U.S. Forces Command organization is held April 16-18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 217 and is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. of elite noncommissioned officers but is now an Veterans’ Chapel. Class is limited to the first 50 Medical Activity Correspondence Department Armywide program for those who meet the criteria people. Call 526-5613/5614 for details. office hours — The Correspondence (Release and have proven themselves to be outstanding Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to of Infor mation) Office in the Patient NCOs through a board/ leadership process. noon the second and third Wednesday of each Administration Division hours are Monday- Contact SAMC president Sgt. 1st Class Dawna month at the Freedom Performing Arts Center, Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Brown at 526-3983 for information. building 1129 at the corner of Specker Avenue and closed Thursday and federal holidays. CallDirectorate of Public Works services — DPW is and Ellis Street. The Retirement Services Office 526-7322 or 526-7284 for details. recommends spouses accompany Soldiers to the Work Management Branch — The DPW Work briefing. Call 526-2840 for more information. Management Branch, responsible for processingBOSS meetings are held the first ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held work orders — Facilities Engineering Workand third Thursday of each month the first and third Wednesday of each month. Requests, DA Form 4283 — is open for processingfrom 2-3:30 p.m. at The Foxhole. Briefing sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier work orders and other in-person support fromContact Cpl. Rachael Robertson at Readiness Building, building 1042, room 244, 7-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Afternoon524-2677 or visit the BOSS office in room 106 of TheHub for more information. Text “follow CarsonBOSS” on a first-come, first-served basis. Soldiers must customer support is by appointment only, callto 40404 to receive updates and event information. be within 120 days of their expiration term of 526-2900. The Work Management Branch is service, but must attend no later than 30 days located in building 1219.
  7. 7. March 22, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 7Moving on Photos by Spc. Nathan Thome Left: Brig. Gen. Darsie Rogers, right, deputy commanding general for support, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, receives the last round fired from 1st Lt. Nathan Williams and Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Simer, both with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div., as a gift for his service at Fort Carson, during his farewell ceremony at Founders Plaza, March 13. Above: Rogers gives his farewell speech during a retreat ceremony at Founders Plaza, March 13. Rogers’ next assignment is at Fort Bragg, N.C., where he will serve as the deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Special Operations Command. “It’s been a great year, given I recognize that few officers in the Army get the opportunity to come here, and I’m truly grateful,” said Rogers. “To the leaders, Soldiers, civilians, friends and partners, both here on Fort Carson and in Colorado Springs, it was an honor to be included among your ranks. Thank you for what you do for our Soldiers and Families of Fort Carson every day, it’s truly remarkable.”
  8. 8. 8 MOUNTAINEER — March 22, 2013 March 22, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 9 Maintenance crews enter 200-hour phase Story and photos by for younger, inexperienced troops. said they benefitted from learning the Andrea Sutherland “We’ve had the aircraft less than aircraft inside and out. Mountaineer staff two months and we’ve already seen a “This is a good refresher,” said substantial improvement in our Halweg. “Before we started this, the In a hangar at Butts Army Airfield, Soldiers,” said Staff Sgt. Victor last time I did any maintenance was 11 Soldiers picked apart the 50,000- Alonso, maintenance floor super - six months ago. We’re learning the pound Chinook helicopter, March 13. visor, 2nd GSAB, 4th Avn., Reg., 4th new system and we’re learning more Piece by piece, they inspected the CAB. “The Soldiers have a variety of about the unit.” engines, transmission, rotor blades and experience and there are several tasks Pfc. Sean Finegan said gaining drive shafts, searching for signs of on a Chinook that require five or six an intimate knowledge of the aircraft corrosion and cracks. personnel so everyone has to know has set him up for success outside of “Over time, the aircraft wears their job.” the military. out,” said Spc. Daniel Halweg, Alonso said that while the time it “These are transferable skills to mechanic, Company D, 2nd General takes to complete an inspection varies civilian life,” said Finegan, mechanic, Support Aviation Battalion, 4th throughout the Army, he anticipated 2nd GSAB. Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry this inspection taking about a month He said that after he completes his Division. “If the damaged components to complete. time in the Army, he hopes to work as aren’t caught, it wouldn’t be good.” “We’re a new unit with new a mechanic in the aviation field. Halweg said every time a helicopter Soldiers,” he said. “We have to make “It’s only day five of training and reaches 200 flight hours, it undergoes sure we’re safe. We’re focused on I’m getting better knowledge of my job the intense inspection. safety and a fluid work schedule.” and overall knowledge of aviation,” he For the maintenance platoon Maintenance crew members con- said. “I’ve learned a lot.” Soldiers, the 200-hour phase met inspec- sulted digital manuals as they inspected tion requirements and served as training the 10 main components and numerous subcomponents of the helicopter. “Once upon a time we had these Sgt. Arowale Jarsagaray, mechanic, thick books and manuals,” Alonso Spc. Brett Bidwell, 2nd General 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, said. “For the old-school mechanics, Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Combat 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th we knew the books, but (today) the Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Infantry Division, inspects components computer takes the Soldier through all rigs a safety on the tail cone of the of a Chinook during the 200-phase of the steps.” auxillary power unit on a Chinook inspection, March 12. Soldiers performing the inspection helicopter, March 12. There are over 1,500 forms that effect your refund! Now accepting appointments in our new location. Specializing in COLORADO SPRINGS 660 South Pointe Court, Missing one could cost you PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Suite 100 THOUSANDS! COSMETIC Little People, Big Smiles 719-596-2097 Your Taxlady has had hours of training on this BREAST Welcoming New Patients years’ New Tax Laws! Use a Professional & get the BIGGEST Refund! AND Technology with a Caring Touch Specialized treatment planning for all ages Call Your Taxlady • 548-4924 BODY 401 Windchime Place Treatment under conscious sedation and general-anesthesia Digital radiography for pinpoint treatment plans and Naturally reduced radiation exposure Jeff Kahl, DDS CALL NOW AND SAVE $25 SURGERY Parents can stay with children during treatment Derek Kirkham, DDS Offer expires on March 31, 2013 Beautiful Most insurance accepted including Military and Medicaid Zachary Houser, DMD Results 719-596-2097 (719) 522-0123 660 South Pointe Court, Suite 100 9480 Briar Village Point, Suite 301 glenn’s • Breast Augmentation • Tummy Tuck army surplus Easter • Breast Reduction • Liposuction • Breast Lift • Body Lift Converse® • Breast Revision • Arm Lift Rapid Response Scavenger Hunt ACU Boots Matthew B. Baker, M.D., PH.D. We are committed to providing the absolute $ 7995 best quality of care to all our patients. SPRING s, CLEARANCE nies and get prize 114 e. mill st. • 634-9828 Find hidden bun cates. ifi PRICES ON including gift cert THOUSANDS OF ITEMS. Bunny hidden through the displays of our 300 plus vendors. Save up to 75% off AMERICAN CLASSICS on Antiques, furniture, Call Today 303-563-3318 MARKETPLACE collectables, home decor, jewelry and gifts Open Daily 10am-6pm B A K E R P L A S T I C S U R G E R Y. C O M
  9. 9. 10 MOUNTAINEER — March 22, 2013Women plotplace in history By Sgt. Eric Glassey Fort Carson, Anderson tore her anterior 4th Infantry Division Public cruciate ligament and meniscus and Affairs Office fractured a bone in her knee. Recovering from her injuries, As hundreds of Soldiers stood at Anderson said she went to Turkeyattention during the 4th Infantry Creek Ranch where she approachedDivision change of command ceremony Farnsworth about joining the team.March 14, Sgt. Shelly Anderson took “My first instinct was ‘no,’” saidher place atop a quarter horse. Farnsworth. “She didn’t know anything “It was pretty prestigious,” said about horses, she had the profile and sheAnderson, horseman, 4th Inf. Div. and wouldn’t be able to meet the obligations.Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard. “I So I told her, ‘Sgt. Anderson, this is whatwas the only female (horseman) there you need to do. You need to recover, getand it was my first change of command.” your knee stronger so you can ride.’” Dressed in a blue wool uniform Determined to earn her place onreminiscent of those worn by Soldiers the team, Anderson volunteered at themore than 130 years ago, she galloped U.S. Air Force Academy where sheacross Founders Field alongside her learned the basics of riding and takingmale counterparts. care of horses. “We’ve had women on the mounted “They taught me what a saddle is,color guard before, but they’ve been what a horse is; because I just thoughtfew and far between,” said Master Sgt. that I (was supposed to) just sit there andShawn Farnsworth, noncommissioned look pretty. That was my conception,officer in charge, mounted color guard. and I was wrong,” she said. Anderson, a chemical specialist, set Anderson said as her ridingher goal to be a part of the mounted team improved, she kept up her communi-before she ever came to Fort Carson. cation with Farnsworth. “I first saw the (mounted color “She would not stop calling me,”guard) at Fort Hood, Texas, and I thought, Farnsworth said. “Every month, she‘that’s a really neat job,’” she said. “I would call me and let me know that Photo by Cpl. William Smiththought somehow, someway, I’m going she was working with the Air Force Master Sgt. Shawn Farnsworth, noncommissioned officer in charge, Fort Carsonto be part of the mounted color guard.” Academy. I talked to the guys up there, Mounted Color Guard, and Sgt. Shelly Anderson, horseman, Fort Carson Mounted The quest to reach her goal was not Color Guard, ride across Founders Field during the 4th Infantry Division change See Women on Page 14an easy one. Three days after arriving at of command ceremony March 11. TriCare Prime offers off-base 6 DOCTORS ALL UNDER 1 ROOF 1 STAFF 1 SET OF PAPERWORK 1 FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENT 1 GREAT EXPERIENCE routine eye examination benefit! No out-of-pocket cost for an eye exam for glasses! 1 PLACE GIVES YOU IT ALL! 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. A Modern Approach To Dental Care Southside Between Northside 598-1392 548-8717 598-5068 COSMETIC DENTIST TriCare Standard, TriCare Reserve and TriCare for Life also accepted. Prescriptions may be filled ORTHODONTIST Veneers Bleaching anywhere. Contact lens evaluation available for additional cost. Call for program details. Invisalign Braces Smile Makeover ORAL SURGEON My one reason? Implants Wisdom Teeth ENDODONTIST To show I PEDIATRIC DENTIST Root Canals care about Dentistry for Children FAMILY DENTIST my community. General Dentistry You only need one reason $ 59 to donate plasma. Find out how becoming a plasma donor can make a ALL OF OUR DENTISTS AND SPECIALISTS Cleaning, difference for patients and help you earn extra money. PARTICIPATE IN THE FOLLOWING PPO INSURANCE PLANS Exam & METLIFE, TRICARE/TRICARE RETIREE, UNITED CONCORDIA, DELTA DENTAL, Digital As a new donor, you can earn up to $100 this week. UNITED HEALTHCARE, PRINCIPAL, HUMANA, CIGNA, AETNA, ASSURANT, X-Rays Biomat USA ANTHEM BC/BS, GUARDIAN, AMERITAS, AMERIPLAN, DENTEMAX & MORE 3776 Airport Road Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (719) 380-6991 In addition to meeting the donation criteria, you must provide a valid photo I.D., proof of your current address and your Social Security or immigration FOUNTAIN, CO 80817 card to donate. Must be 18 years of age or older to donate.
  10. 10. March 22, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 11Soldiers enhance warrior skills Story and photo by M2 machine guns, M320A1 grenade Burse said. “As this deployment pro- conducting comprehensive training Spc. Andrew Ingram launchers and MK-19 40 mm grenade gresses, the Soldiers in my platoon and early in a deployment. 1st Armored Brigade Combat machine guns. company are going to build some very “These are the weapons we mount Team Public Affairs Office, 4th Soldiers of 4th Brigade Support strong bonds, train very hard and become on our vehicles during combat opera- Infantry Division Battalion, 1st ABCT, also certified on the an even more efficient fighting force.” tions,” said Erickson. “We need all of M4 carbine and M16 rifle in their first The range operations marked the our gunners, drivers and as many other CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait — live-fire training since arriving in Kuwait. first of many training rotations slated Soldiers as possible to feel comfortableSoldiers with three “Raider” Brigade “We don’t have any distractions out for Raider Soldiers in coming months. with these weapons, know how tobattalions enhanced their warrior here,” said 1st Lt. Eric Burse, platoon “This is the perfect time to have break them down and have a good feelskills during weapons systems training leader, Company A, 1st Bn., 22nd Inf. their attention 24 hours a day,” said 1st for what they are capable of.”at Udairi Range, Kuwait, March 4-7 Reg. “This deployment is the perfect time Sgt. Sean Patterson, senior enlisted Even after months of trainingand March 12-14. for us to perfect our skills. It’s tough to be leader, Company A, 4th BSB, 1st leading up to the deployment, Pfc. In addition to fulfilling annual away from our Families, but this is a great ABCT. “The equipment is right here, Matthew Coulter, infantryman,certification requirements with the opportunity for all of us to focus on ammo is readily available and we are Company A, 1st Bn., 22nd Inf. Reg.,M16 rifle and M4 carbine, Soldiers of training and improving ourselves as indi- close enough to Camp Buehring that the said he learned a great deal about how1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, vidual Soldiers and as a cohesive unit.” trips are easy to organize. This is a to operate and maintain some of theand 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Burse said he looks forward to tremendous opportunity for us to gain larger caliber weapons.Regiment, both with 1st Armored conquering the challenges his platoon, valuable proficiencies and experience.” “I haven’t fired the MK-19 sinceBrigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry and the Raider Brigade as a whole, will Sgt. Michael Erickson, cannon basic training, during weapons familiar-Division, trained with M249 light face during their deployment. crewmember, Battery A, 4th Bn., 42nd ization, more than a year ago,” Coultermachine guns, M240B and .50 caliber “Out here all we have is each other,” FA Reg., emphasized the importance of said. “This time I got to break it down, I learned how to clean it and respond to malfunctions, and I was able to fire a lot of rounds on the range. I feel a lot more comfortable with the weapon now.” Erickson said combat readiness must be the top priority of any combat brigade, regardless of its current mission. “We aren’t deployed in a combat role right now, but we are combat arms Soldiers,” Erickson said. “Maintaining Pfc. Steven Ward, and improving our tactical and technical Battery A, 4th skills is what we do when we aren’tBattalion, 42nd Field actively involved in conflict. Here at Artillery Regiment, Camp Buehring and Udairi Range, we1st Armored Brigade have the time and resources to become one Combat Team, 4th of the most competent units in the Army.” Infantry Division, Raider Soldiers will continue azeros his M249 light rigorous training schedule throughout machine gun during their deployment to Kuwait, in addition weapons training to partnering with local armed forces to at Udairi Range, foster mutual respect and stability in Kuwait, March 6. the region.Back to schoolRaider University studies adaptability Story and photo by training ourselves,” Rebuck said. National Training Center, at Fort Irwin, Calif., last year. Staff Sgt. Craig Cantrell During the opening ceremony, Rebuck The lead planner for Raider University, Maj. 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team Public explained how the implementation of the program Robert Walker, brigade fire support officer, 1st ABCT, Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division would train more adaptive Soldiers of the future for laid out the agenda of the program to the brigade the brigade and the Army. leadership during his presentation and emphasized the CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait — With a central “We have to spend as much time, sweat and importance of thinking outside the box.theme of operational adaptability, leaders opened Raider ability in developing our brains as we do physically “We really want (Raider Brigade leaders) to getUniversity with a ceremony March 8 at the out of the mindset of typical military training,Gateway Theater on Camp Buehring, Kuwait. reach down into your units and access the Senior leadership across the brigade gathered knowledge made available by our Soldiers,”to discuss the future of the training program intro- Walker said.duced by Col. Joel Tyler, commander, 1st Armored Walker challenged Raider UniversityBrigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. attendees to tap into the resources available “Raider University is our term for professional within their units and urged the leaders todevelopment,” Tyler said. “I love this Army, this take this adaptive mindset and use it to developnation and our profession, and when someone junior brigade Soldiers into the future leadersdoesn’t see the value in it I take it personally.” of the Army. According to officials, operational adapt- “My takeaway from the Raider Universityability includes the improvement of critical presentation is a command-led opportunity tothinking skills, comfort with ambiguity and think about our jobs and processes in a differentdecentralization, willingness to accept prudent way ... in a way to focus our efforts on takingrisks, making sound rapid adjustments from everyday problems or historical missteps andcontinuous assessments, building resilient finding pointed means for overcoming themSoldiers and cohesive teams, mastering the through increased leader and Soldier dialogueoperational art and recognizing the human on adaptability at all levels,” said 2nd Lt.aspects of conflict and war. Blake Ritchey, platoon leader, Company C, “What makes us strong is the adaptability of 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st ABCT.our American Soldiers,” Tyler said. Raider University offers Soldiers and Tyler and Command Sgt. Maj. Edison leaders the unique opportunity to train andRebuck, senior enlisted leader, 1st ABCT, 4th Inf. Col. Joel Tyler, commander, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th professionally develop themselves in a timeDiv., discussed the idea of putting together a Infantry Division, explains his vision of Raider University during the of fiscal constraint at no cost to the Soldierprogram to professionally develop “Raider” opening ceremony held at the Gateway Theater on Camp Buehring, through innovative means available withinSoldiers during the brigade’s rotation to the Kuwait, March 8. their units.