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  1. 1. Vol. 71, No. 12 March 29, 2013Soldiers, friends and Family cheer as nearly 50 Soldiers return home at the Fort Carson Combat Support Hospital, redeployment ceremony March 21. The detachment deployed toSpecial Events Center during the 438th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services), 10th Afghanistan in June 2012 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.Army veterinarians return home Story and photo by Cpl. William Smith 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Key’s best friend Capt. Jacob Abramowitz, executive officer, 11th Artillery Defense Air Brigade, safety inspection and defense, animal health care, veterinary preventive medicine and stability operations. Fort Bliss, Texas, surprised Key at the ceremony. Col. James R. Andrews, commander, 10th CSH, When Capt. Paul Key, executive officer, 438th “I totally did not expect him to be here,” Key welcomed the Soldiers home and spoke of his prideMedical Detachment (Veterinary Service), 10th said. “I am so excited. I can’t wait to catch up with in the unit.Combat Support Hospital, marched into the Special my Family and friends.” Andrews commented on the great success theEvents Center for the unit’s redeployment ceremony The 438th Med. Det. deployed in June 2012, to unit had while accomplishing its mission, and thatMarch 22, he was welcomed back by a person he support coalition forces’ health protection by providing See Homecoming on Page 4was not expecting. comprehensive veterinary services, to include: food Message board INSIDE The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans, their families and friends with Veterans Affairs responders. Call 800-273-8255 and Press 1 or send a text message to 838255 for confidential Page 5 support 24/7. Pages 20-21 Page 13
  2. 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — March 29, 2013 MOUNTAINEER WLC honors Ethos epitome of true SoldierCommanding General: Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCameraGarrison Commander: Col. David L. GrossoFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: Dee McNutt Commentary by Spc. Lauren M. Connelly band of brothers and sisters we will always be home, Warrior Leader Course graduate because the ones to your left and right have the sameChief, Print and Web Communications: Rick Emert objective, and live the same mantra. The pride that is felt Four simple phrases define who we are as the in being able to serve our great nation can be seen inEditor: Devin Fisher greatest fighting force in the world. To the average the actions that we carry out in our daily routines, which theStaff writer: Andrea Sutherland person, it’s a paragraph; to the American Warrior, Ethos provides us a foundation for. If you live by the it’s a way of life. Ethos, you could never go wrong —Happenings: Nel Lampe The Warrior Ethos is not only the they are the four pillars of Army life.Sports writer: Walt Johnson words you say when you recite the Soldiers have repeatedly proven that by Soldier’s Creed, but the words you feel living with these values we can accomplishLayout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall when you realize you’re a member of the anything. There were, and still are, Soldiers greatest team in the world. To say it is that left their blood, sweat, tears and even This commercial enterprise newspaper is one thing, but to live it is the epitome their lives in battle for accomplishmentan authorized publication for members of the of being a true Soldier, the one who of their mission. Today, because of it, weDepartment of Defense. Contents of the places the mission first, the one who are a better Army, and for each situationMountaineer are not necessarily the officialview of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or refuses defeat, the one who, no matter like that we become stronger — as athe Department of the Army. Printed circulation what, will not quit and the one who fighting force, as a country and a 12,000 copies. will never leave a fallen comrade. It’s because of these men and women The editorial content of the The beauty of the Warrior Ethos is that we’re able to continue what we do —Mountaineer is the responsibility of the Public that it knows no military occupational living in freedom and knowing thatAffairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119,Tel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address is specialty, and it appeals to everyone Spc. Lauren M. Connelly when you look to your left and right, that has the privilege of putting on our everything will be fine. The Mountaineer is posted on the uniform. When your skills have been tested Warrior Ethos award It’s because of those that displayedInternet at to what you think are your limits to when the valor and character behind the The Mountaineer is an unofficial you’re missing home and those who you love, the Warrior Ethos yesterday, that we have the means to providepublication authorized by AR 360-1. TheMountaineer is printed by Colorado Springs Warrior Ethos reminds us that wherever we are within our the same for today and for our future.Military Newspaper Group, a private firm inno way connected with the Department of theArmy, under exclusive written contract withFort Carson. It is published 49 times per year. The appearance of advertising in thispublication, including inserts or supplements, Top WLC graduatesdoes not constitute endorsement by the Spc. Brian P. Bach, 704th BSBDepartment of the Army or Colorado SpringsMilitary Newspaper Group, of the products or Sgt. Brett Brown, 743rd MI advertised. The printer reserves theright to reject advertisements. Spc. Robert S. Byrnes, 10th SFG(A) Everything advertised in this publication Sgt. Neil P. Casey, 2nd Bn., 12th Inf. Reg.shall be made available for purchase, use orpatronage without regard to race, color, religion, Sgt. Ted C. Choate Jr., 1st Bn., 12th Inf., national origin, age, marital status, physicalhandicap, political affiliation or any other Cpl. John M. Coleman, 3rd Sqdn., 61st Cav. Reg.nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron.If a violation or rejection of this equal Spc. Lauren M. Connelly, 2nd Med. Det.opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, Sgt. Andrea E. Ekegren, 4th BSTBthe printer shall refuse to print advertisingfrom that source until the violation is corrected. Sgt. Adam R. Fitzmaurice, 3rd Sqdn., 29th FA Reg.For display advertising call 634-5905. All correspondence or queries regarding Spc. Ryan A. Fowler, 204th BSBadvertising and subscriptions should be directed Spc. Drew A. Hanshaw, 2nd Bn. 77th FA Colorado Springs Military NewspaperGroup, 31 E. Platte Avenue, Suite 300, Sgt. Andre L. Holley, 1st Bn., 67th Armor Reg.Colorado Springs, CO 80903, phone 634-5905. The Mountaineer’s editorial content is Spc. John A. Laporte Spc. Audryann C. Hood, 704th BSBedited, prepared and provided by the Public Distinguished award Spc. Wesley D. Hooten, 1st Bn., 12th Inf. Reg.Affairs Office, building 1430, room 265, FortCarson, CO 80913-5119, phone 526-4144. Sgt. Glenn R. Houghton, 704 BSB Releases from outside sources are soindicated. The deadline for submissions to the Spc. John A. Laporte, 4th Sqdn., 10th Cav. Reg.Mountaineer is close of business the weekbefore the next issue is published. The Sgt. Stephen D. Lee, 2nd Bn., 12th Inf. Reg.Mountaineer staff reserves the right to edit Spc. Dominik A. Maligranda, 2nd STBsubmissions for newspaper style, clarity andtypographical errors. Sgt. Matthew T. Padgett, 2nd Bn., 12th Inf. Reg. Policies and statements reflected in thenews and editorial columns represent views Spc. Alexander M. Palaniuk, 2nd Bn., 12th Inf. Reg.of the individual writers and under no Sgt. Charles A. Rance, 1st Bn., 12th Inf. Reg.circumstances are to be considered those ofthe Department of the Army. Spc. Bryan E. Schermerhorn, 2nd Bn., 12th Inf. Reg. Reproduction of editorial material isauthorized. Please credit accordingly. Sgt. Jeremiah P. Sichler, 1st Bn., 67th Armor Reg. Spc. Matthew P. Simms, 2nd Bn., 12th Inf. Reg. Spc. Robert A. Stringer, 10th CSH Sgt. Richard L. Teter, 1st Bn., 67th Armor Reg. Sgt. Neil P. Casey Sgt. Brent Thomas, 204th BSB Leadership award Classified advertising Sgt. Ryan M. Tomasko, 10th CSH 329-5236 Sgt. Joshua D. Way, 2nd Bn., 12th Inf. Reg. Display advertising Spc. Brittany M. Wheeler, 220th MP 634-5905 Sgt. Samuel K. White, 7th Sqdn., 10th Cav. Reg. 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  3. 3. March 29, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 3Sequester furlough planning complex By Robert Dozier resource officials are expecting a signed memo from remainder of the fiscal year. Employees may appealU.S. Army Installation Management Command Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and the agency’s decision to the Merit System Reserve Affairs Thomas R. Lamont. In that memo Protection Board within 30 days from the effective SAN ANTONIO — There’s no shortcut to make will come specific guidance for conducting the date of the furlough.the pending Proposal of Notification Letter easier or furlough process. A furlough places an employee in a temporaryquicker to produce. Officials across the Army await With civilian personnel all across the Army nonduty and nonpay status. IMCOM is furloughingthe exact details and wording of the furlough com- anticipating furloughs, approximately 27,000 its employees as a result of the Budget Control Actmunication to minimize confusion among employees. IMCOM employees are waiting to find out if they, as passed Aug. 2, 2011. The act requires more than Employees of the U.S. Army Installation individuals, are going into temporary nonduty and $487 billion in cuts from the defense base budgetManagement Command are expected to receive their nonpay status. Those employees will be notified over 10 years, beginning in fiscal 2013. These cutsnotification letters soon. Officials now estimate that directly by their supervisors. are commonly referred to as the “sequester.”furlough notices will go out on or about April 5, Once employees are notified, several things must be IMCOM is taking other steps to help preservesaid Navy Cmdr. Leslie Hull-Ryde, a Pentagon accomplished. They will first acknowledge in writing financial resources during sequester. These includespokesperson, in a recent announcement. their receipt of notification. They will then have seven close scrutiny of 783 contracts across the IMCOM Before notifications can be made, human days to exercise their right to reply. Employees may garrisons with a performance period starting in appeal orally or in writing to the May or later. Contracts under review may be new designated reply official. awards or contracts with options scheduled for“With civilian personnel all across Also, supervisors will inform employees of their exact furlough extension during this period. Most of the contracts under review fall in the the Army anticipating furloughs, schedule. IMCOM is considering various methods to balance the work municipal services arena. These include pest control, refuse, custodial care and grounds maintenance approximately 27,000 IMCOM schedule, including a shortened 4-day workweek, but no decision services. To maintain fiscal goals during sequester, IMCOM must make contracting decisions for the has been made. balance of fiscal 2013 and into fiscal 2014; however, employees are waiting to find Finally, supervisors will distribute no enterprisewide contracting decisions have been decision notification notices to made so far. out if they, as individuals, are employees to begin the furlough schedule. These letters are expected Active-duty, Reserve and National Guard servicemembers are exempt from furloughs. going into temporary nonduty to go out the week ending April 19, in time for the following furlough While the furlough is the equivalent of an 8.5 percent annual reduction in pay, each employee will and nonpay status.” week. Then furloughs are expected to continue for 22 discontinuous experience a 20 percent reduction during the last five See Furlough on Page 4 days or one day per week for the quality. expect it. What is a quality education? At PPCC quality means small class sizes so students get personal attention, using the latest technology to stay ahead of the curve and working with faculty who are leaders in their field. PPCC.EDU
  4. 4. 4 MOUNTAINEER — March 29, 2013Electronic access control receives upgrade Mountaineer staff territories against open source law Reporting System database to verify Automated Installation Entry system. enforcement databases such as the if the ID presented is still a current This system will also be installed at the Fort Carson officials will upgrade FBI Ten Most Wanted; FBI Most and valid ID. Additionally, the system DES Vehicle Registration Office locatedthe electronic access control capability Wanted Terrorist; FBI Crimes Against allows DES to upload the installation at building 6012 outside Gate 1, allowingto the RAPIDGate RCx/JGS systems, Children; U.S. Marshal’s Most roster and validate entry requests visitors to be screened and issued aMonday. Wanted; International Criminal Police against this list. pass prior to coming to the gates if the The system leverages technology Organization Wanted Fugitives; The new upgrades will seamlessly security situation changes, requiringfor security guards and military police Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms integrate with the existing RAPIDGate additional security the gates by using hand-held scanners and Explosives Most Wanted; and program, which has been in use at the Incorporating these technologiesto electronically authenticate a range of U.S. Immigration and Customs gates since March 2007 and is used by will enhance the installation’s securityidentification credentials for personnel Enforcement Most Wanted lists. contractors and vendors on a daily basis. posture by helping to identify fraudulentaccessing the installation. The JGS component will validate The handheld scanners are FIPS and forged ID cards, personnel who The RCx component provides the Department of Defense-issued ID 201 compliant and no personally have been barred from installationDirectorate of Emergency Services with cards such as comman access card, identifiable information is stored. entry and wanted felons. Contact thethe capability to vet driver’s licenses dependent ID and retired ID against There is no registration requirement DES Security and Access Controlissued by all 50 states and all U.S. the Defense Enrollment Eligibility for DOD IDs, unlike the previous Division at 526-5543 for more infor-Homecoming and screams of joy erupted from theirfrom Page 1 Families and loved ones. Soldiers sang the Army Song, before being released to reuniteeven through the harsh environment, there were with their Families.a number of re-enlistments and promotions. Friends and Family rushed to reunite with The unit also supported the Afghan their Soldiers with smiles, tears and openNational Army on two fronts by training arms once the ceremony concluded.medics on food sanitation and protection, as “I am so relieved,” said Elizabeth Sager,well as on rabies control and risk reduction, spouse of Staff Sgt. Thomas Sager, animalwhich included vaccinating sentry dogs. The care specialist, 438th Med. Det. “The hardestunit directly supported the Farah Provincial part of him being gone was keeping him inReconstruction Team and Farah Department the forefront with the kids. Letting themof Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock by know that he was thinking about them, that heproviding veterinary training and advanced missed them, that he was doing his job andveterinary classes. what had to be done; but he still thought of During their deployment, 438th Med. them, still loved them and was missing them.Det. Soldiers tested food from 50 dining “I’m just glad they’re home safe and thisfacilities in Afghanistan, using the first is over,” Elizabeth Sager said. “We can getsurveillance lab ever established in theater, back to living our lives. I’m glad the worryingwhich helped identify food safety issues is over.”before they affected personnel. They also After the long wait, Families left the SECconducted food inspections for more than 130 to spend long overdue quality time together. Spc. Bozena Weber, animal care specialist, 438th Medical Detachmentforward operating bases and combat outposts “I feel very relaxed now that I am home (Veterinary Service), 10th Combat Support Hospital, reunites with herthroughout Regional Command South, with my Family,” said Sgt. Nathan Kuhnle, son, Derek, and daughter, Danica, at the Fort Carson Special EventsSouthwest and West, saving the government animal care specialist, 438th Med. Det. “I Center during the 438th Med. Det. redeployment ceremony March 21.more than $15 million. can’t wait to spend as much time as I can The detachment deployed to Afghanistan in June 2012 in support of As the Soldiers filed into the SEC, cheers with them.” Operation Enduring Freedom.Furlough the mission. Employees are reminded to work closely as mobile phones, laptops or tablet computers, willfrom Page 3 not be permitted on furlough days. with supervisors on leave schedules, especially around these upcoming federal holidays: May 27 During the furlough period, the accumulation ofmonths of fiscal 2013. IMCOM realizes and regrets (Memorial Day), July 4 (Independence Day) and annual and sick leave will be slowed. Leave is earnedthis hardship on employees. Sept. 2 (Labor Day). each pay period depending upon the pay status of the For those employees who are enrolled in Before seeking any part-time employment in employee and the number of hours worked. Withthe Thrift Savings Plan through payroll deductions, the civilian sector, employees should discuss with fewer hours comes a proportional decrease inTSP offers some relief. Go to its website at their supervisor to assure they have met all ethics the accrual of leave hours. Employees can obtain the requirements. exact status on their leave and earnings statements.Service.shtml and explore the nonpay status options. While health benefits, flexible spending accounts, Some scheduled annual leave during the furlough While on furlough, there will be strict adherence federal group life insurance, vision and dental plans, and may be cancelled by the commander to fulfillto employee standards — for example, overtime and federal long term care plans are not impacted during this manpower shortages. Management will be lookingcompensatory time are curtailed, and no employee furlough period, the employee will still be responsible closely at leave schedules to balance the demands ofwill be allowed to vol- for the full premiums dueunteer services to their for these benefits.organization during the For more information on how sequestration and furloughs affect the IMCOM No decision hasfurlough. Telework and been made regarding thethe use of government workforce, go to termination of temporaryissued electronics, such and term employees. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/4THID WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/THE4ID WWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/THE4ID WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/THE4ID WWW.TWITTER.COM/@4THINFDIV
  5. 5. March 29, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 5 Soldiers of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, prepare to drive their M3A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicles back to their company assembly area at Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site, March 1. “Talon” Soldiers participated in the monthlong field training exercise that saw a shift from counterinsurgency operations to more traditional force-on-force training.Warhorse finishes PCMS rotation By Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division Below freezing temperatures, long work hours anddedicated Soldiers defined a monthlong field exercisewhere 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division,trained at Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site, Feb. 18 throughMarch 20. “Warhorse” Soldiers, in preparation for a rotation tothe National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., later thissummer, conducted force-on-force training that includeddecisive action training, counterinsurgency operationsand basic skills training related to Soldier specific jobs. “Coming out of here, the goal was to be NTCready,” said Col. Omar Jones IV commander, 2nd BCT. ,“I think we are that and then some.” With the brigade preparing for any possibledeployment, this was the first chance for units to testtheir abilities to conduct force-on-force operations andshow they are battle ready. During the operations, units maneuvered vehiclesas a battalion-size force, and Soldiers focused on specificjob-related tasks such as long-range communications or Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, pull security See PCMS on Page 11 before entering a building in the mock city of Ujan at Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site, March 14. Soldiers conducted a hybrid of decisive action and counterinsurgency training, combining pre- and post-9/11 tactics. Wednesday April 3 The Colorado Ordinances Springs Business Water Rights 4-6 ...... The Elders - Celtic Rock Journal can Public Trustee Sales 4-15 .... HAPA from Hawaii publish your Notices to Creditors 4-19 .... The Long Run Colorado’s tribute legal City Planning Agenda to the Eagles Name Changes 4-20 .... Moses Jones Dance Party notices. Summonses Adoption Notices Guardianships 5-18 .....Junior Brown an American Original 5-25 .... Phat Horn Doctors Dance Party Easy and Sheriff’s Sales 6-1 ...... Dotsero...Jazz affordable. and more 8-7 ...... Asleep At The Wheel 8-22 .... Sons of the Pioneers Call Kathy Bernheim at 329-5204 for more information ...and many more great events 10 S. Parkside Dr. Colorado Springs 719.476.2200
  6. 6. 6 MOUNTAINEER — March 29, 2013WTB welcomesnew commander By Stacy Neumann Medical Department Activity on their recovery. “No day is the same. No job is the Public Affairs same,” she said. “We are constantly fac- ing unique challenges. We were always Lt. Col. Mechelle Tuttle handed the able to find a solution.”reins of the Fort Carson Warrior She said her time at the WTB willTransition Battalion over to Lt. Col. leave an indelible mark on more than justAaron Termain in a ceremony March 21 her Founders Field. “The daily encounters I experienced Col. John McGrath, Medical with these inspiring men and womenDepartment Activity and Evans Army who faced daily struggles and fought forCommunity Hospital commander, our freedoms will be forever etched intransferred the command and unit colors my mind,” she front of Family, friends, colleagues, Tuttle now moves on to attend theSoldiers and community partners. U.S. Army War College. McGrath recounted Tuttle’s dedication McGrath expressed confidence thatto her Soldiers’ healing and transition, the WTB would remain in good handsher innovative solutions and how the Fort under Termain.Carson WTB has become a model for “I’m profoundly thankful to beothers to emulate. standing here today, and I look forward to “Lt. Col. Tuttle’s greatest legacy is in continuing the accomplishments madethe vast number of Soldiers she and her under Lt. Col. Tuttle,” Termain have guided to either return to dutystatus or transitioned to become proud, Lt. Col. Aaron Termain, incomingproductive and successful veterans in our commander, Fort Carson Warrior Transitioncommunities. You can find these men Battalion, hands the guidon to WTB Commandand women thriving all over the United Sgt. Maj. Dennis M. Lawrence during theStates. There is no greater measure of change of command ceremony March 21 atsuccess,” McGrath said. Founders Field as U.S. Army Medical Tuttle thanked the many communi- Department Activity-Fort Carson Commanderty organizations, staff members and Col. John McGrath, left, and Lt. Col. Mechelleothers who work together with the Tuttle, outgoing commander, look on.wounded, ill and injured servicemembers Photo by Spc. Kaila Muggli Welcome Let’s stop talking about burgers Home! and start eating them. $2 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 LARKBURGERS $ 400 Military Appreciation closing cost credit.* Thanks to you we’re celebrating our first We are your VA mortgage consultants. anniversary in Colorado Springs. To show our appreciation on this day we are offering an all-natural Larkburger for just $2. Cobalt Mortgage, Inc. NMLS-35653 8610 Explorer Drive, Suite 140 | Colorado Springs, CO 80920 | 719.466.8700 Limit three (3) Larkburgers per customer. Colorado Springs restaurant only. Not valid with other offers, discounts or promotional gift cards. Phone-in or online orders will not be accepted for this promotion. Valid on 4/6/13 only. Proud sponsor of The Boot Campaign Larkburger Broadmoor Towne Center 1904 Southgate Road • 719.466.6111 *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. 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- 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 #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.
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  8. 8. 8 MOUNTAINEER — March 29, 2013 SRT, Fountain SWAT join forces By Andrea Sutherland SWAT team, Fort Carson’s SRT Mountaineer staff became certified in October. It is the first team to receive certification For 40 hours, members of Fort since 2011. Carson’s newly formed Special From March 11-15, the SRT and Reaction Team partnered with a Tactical Emergency Medical Fountain SWAT and police depart- Services team, made up of Fort ment officials, participating in Carson Fire Department and Evans detainment operations, vehicle Army Community Hospital personnel, assaults, hostage rescue and trained in complex scenarios involving weapons training. room clearing, containment and “They’re hungry,” said Patrol emergency rescue. Cpl. Donivan Livingston, Fountain “The training provided a good Police Department. “I’ve taught a base line for everyone to come lot of SWAT courses to a lot of together and an opportunity to train departments, and you usually have one together for the first time,” said 1st or two bad apples who aren’t willing Lt. Caitlyn French, training officer, to learn. Not these guys. Their Provost Marshal Division. attitudes stayed great the whole Livingston said establishing the time. They wanted to learn and they partnership prior to an emergency wanted to learn how to improve.” was essential. Livingston said 12 members “If we need an asset or they of the Fountain police served as need an asset, we already have negotiators, emergency communi- that relationship,” he said. “We’re cators and evaluators for the exercises, training together, so we’re fluid which put the 20-person SRT with each other.” through planning, operational and French agreed. debriefing phases. “Everyone has different tactics,” “I think (the partnership) is a she said. “Building camaraderie is a Courtesy photo plus,” he said. “We do things they can’t huge advantage of training. LearningMembers of the Fort Carson Special Reaction Team practice breaching March 15 as part of do, and they do things we can’t do.” what they do is invaluable and makesa weeklong SWAT basic course led by members of the Fountain Police Department. The equivalent of a civilian our tool bag that much bigger.” We invite you to attend Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy’s 3rd Annual Spring Benefit Bash Thursday, April 25th from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. CONTACTS GLASSES The fundraiser evening will include a fabulous sit down dinner, entertaining casino games, a friendly dessert dash, the popular wine pull, silent and live auctions, and great company! All proceeds will directly support CMCA’s K-12 programs. 25% MILITARY DISCOUNT ON ALL GOODS & SERVICES* Register at attend at Voted #1 Eye Care in Colorado Springs Sponsored by Broadmoor Dental 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 TAXI Digital Dispatch 24/7 Friendly Service Safe & Reliable Lowest Rates Online Reservations Professional Drivers Some of these All-Event tickets and a Backstage One-Day Disneyland Extreme Zip Lining & Rafting 4 Tickets to The Nutcracker Sunday Brunch for Bronco Billy’s Stay 719-444-8989 featured auction Tour for 2 to the 2014 U.S. Figure Park Hopper for 4 (from Royal Gorge Rafting & (from Colorado Springs 2 at The Broadmoor & Play Package SPRINGS CAB, LLC items: Skating Olympic Passes Zipline Tours) Philharmonic) for 2 Trials in Boston for 4
  9. 9. March 29, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 9Reception Company helps Soldiers in-process Story and photo by Soldiers also work to maintain a functional sponsorship “It’s a great thing that we are being allowed to Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault program to welcome incoming Soldiers and address do this job,” said 1st Sgt. L.T. Whittley, senior 4th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs issues about six months before they arrive. enlisted leader, Reception Company, 4th CAB. Office, 4th Infantry Division “Sponsorship is important,” said Staff Sgt. Tracie “The Reception Company puts together Soldiers Higdon, sponsorship noncommissioned officer in from different military occupational specialties and When Capt. Peter M. Matthews, commander, charge, Reception Company, 4th CAB, 4th Inf. Div. allows them to learn other jobs.”Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Combat “We let incoming Soldiers know what to expect when The 4th CAB Reception Company will remainAviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, arrived, there they arrive, address issues before they arrive and active until all 2,700 Soldiers arrive, units are activatedwere six Soldiers in the brigade and no system was in orient them to the surrounding areas.” and subordinate units are capable of in-processing theirplace for in-processing inbound personnel. The Reception Company also gives jobs to own Soldiers. Whittley said he thinks the Reception This issue for Matthews and other incoming Soldiers within the unit who do not currently have Company will dissolve into the CAB a couple ofSoldiers prompted brigade leaders to set up a equipment or ability to do their military jobs. months after all expected Soldiers have arrived.Reception Company in April 2012, whichhas now received and in-processed morethan 1,100 Soldiers into the unit. “It is not usual for a brigade tohave its own reception company, butfor a new unit standing up it is anecessity,” said Matthews. “We identi-fied this problem and put together agroup of Soldiers into a functionalreception company to produce fullyin-processed Soldiers.” Most Soldiers get fully in-processedwhen they arrive to a post, but because the Sgt. Alisha Kaiser, dayCAB is standing up, more in-processing two noncommissionedat the brigade level is needed due to officer, Receptionlack of personnel in certain key leader Company, 4th Combatroles, Matthews said. Aviation Brigade, 4th At 4th CAB’s reception, some Infantry Division, goesSoldiers are still dealing with personal over an in-processingissues such as moving, financial problems packet with Spc. Roderickand child care. The reception staff makes Farley, automatedsure Soldiers are accommodated and logistical specialist,problems are resolved as much as 4th CAB, 4th Inf. Div., atpossible before they report for duty. the brigade’s reception The Reception Company, 4th CAB, building, Feb. 20. Legends Sports Card & Memorabilia Show LOCATION: Clarion Hotel, 314 West Bijou St, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 (I-25 & Bijou) DAY OF EVENT: Saturday March 30th HOURS: 9 AM-5 PM FREE ADMISSION Questions, call or email: (719) 484-9468 • NEW AND VINTAGE FOOTBALL, BASEBALL, BASKETBALL, HOCKEY, MMA and MEMORABILIA Experience a Warmer and More Personal Approach to Your Cosmetic Surgical Needs Dr. Raskin specializes in FREE COSMETIC CONSULTATION Douglas J. Raskin, M.D., D.M.D Harvard, Stanford and Baylor Trained Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery MEMBER Active Member American Society of Plastic Surgeons AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS, INC. 578-9988 559 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 209 email: Conveniently located Downtown Colorado Springs MILITARY DISCOUNTS
  10. 10. 10 MOUNTAINEER — March 29, 2013St. Barbara’s Day goes off with a ‘BOOM’ Story and photo by The Honorable Order of St. Barbara Sgt. Grady Jones medallion for her work and contri-3rd Brigade Combat Team Public butions when she was assigned as aAffairs Office, 4th Infantry Division “Pacesetter” Soldier. “I spent time with Company G, Artillerymen held their annual 3rd Bn., 29th FA Reg., as the executiveevent, the St. Barbara’s Day Ball, March officer and senior food service noncom-7, at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. missioned officer,” said Beasley. The 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Military spouses at the ball wereArtillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade also honored and awarded the ArtilleryCombat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Order of Molly Pitcher.held the event to pay tribute to St. “Molly Pitcher,” or Mary HayesBarbara, the U.S. Army Field Artillery Ludwig McCauley, was married topatron saint, and to award recipients William Hays, a barber who enlisted inwith the Order of St. Barbara and the Continental Army and became aMolly Pitcher awards. gunner in the Pennsylvania Artillery. “St. Barbara’s Day is the one day McCauley attained the title as “Mollyout (of) the year when we can celebrate Pitcher” at the Battle of Monmouthour branch,” said Maj. John Eddy, when she worked with her husbandexecutive officer, 3rd Bn., 29th FA Reg. during the Revolutionary war. St. Barbara’s Day is normally McCauley would bring water for thecelebrated Dec. 4, but the unit held the troops and cannons when they wouldevent in March due to its recent return call out to “Molly Pitcher.”from a nine-month deployment in Another person to have been givenAfghanistan, Eddy said. the nickname “Molly Pitcher” was According to legend, St. Barbara Margaret Corbin, who replaced herwas kept secluded in a tower to husband, John Corbin, as an artillerypreserve her virginity, by her jealous gunner immediately following hispagan father, Dioscorus. While death at the Battle of Fort Washington,Dioscorus was away, St. Barbara current day Manhattan Island, New Lt. Col. Derek Knuffke, commander, 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment,converted to Christianity. Enraged York, Nov. 16, 1776, during the bestows the Honorable Order of St. Barbara medallion upon Capt. Teresa Christie,about his daughter’s conversion, Revolutionary War. commander, Company G, 3rd Bn., 29th FA Reg., at the unit’s St. Barbara’s Day Ball heldDioscorus denounced St. Barbara The Molly Pitcher Award is given by at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort, March 7.before a civil tribunal. She was then the U.S. Field Artillery Association andtortured, and eventually sentenced to the Air Defense Association to recognizedeath by beheading. Dioscorus, who wives of artillerymen who have signif- their careers. Not only did (Margaret increasing the strength of Army Familiescarried out the sentence himself, was icantly contributed to the improvement Corbin) support her husband’s career, and the competitive atmosphere thatstruck and killed by lightning and his of the artillery communities. but she helped with his job when he can occur in military Family homes.body was consumed by flame, after A total of 10 wives in 3rd Bn., 29th was unable to do it. “What builds respect with yourcarrying out St. Barbara’s sentence. St. FA Reg., received the award to include “To be placed in the same category spouse is telling her that you appreciateBarbara was venerated in the seventh Danielle Butzin, wife of Sgt. Timothy as her is incredible,” Danielle Butzin said. her,” Daugherty said. “Treating yourcentury and was then considered to Butzin, a multichannel transmission Col. Timothy J. Daugherty, com- spouses with respect is what will getbe the Patron Saint of danger from systems operator-maintainer, Head- mander, 214th Fires Brigade, Fort Sill, you to the desired end state.”thunderstorms, fire and sudden death. quarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Okla., was guest speaker for the night. The formal event concluded withShe is invoked to protect against Bn., 29th FA Reg. “I’m so honored to be here informal dancing and music.explosions due to the fact that early Danielle Butzin was awarded for tonight,” said Daugherty. “I love being “The St. Barbara’s Day Ball is inartillery often had a habit of exploding her volunteer work and for being a a Soldier.” keeping with the U.S. Field Artilleryinstead of successfully firing projectiles Family readiness group leader. One of the main points Daugherty history and traditions,” said Commandfrom cannons. “I was surprised to receive the spoke about was serving others. Sgt. Maj. Joe Clayton, senior enlisted During the St. Barbara’s Day ball, award,” Danielle Butzin said. “I was “You will never be happy in life leader, 3rd Bn., 29th FA Reg. “It showed12 Soldiers received Honorable Order honored and humbled.” unless you do something outside the new Soldiers what artillery is all about.”of Saint Barbara medals, which have an For some, “Molly Pitcher” is the circle of yourself and for other people,” The St. Barbara’s Day Ball eventeffigy of St. Barbara on one side and a epitome of what a military spouse is he said. “The Army allows us to do helped to build esprit de corps andrelief of a cannon on the other. supposed to do. that every day. Our job is about build camaraderie for the “Pacesetters” Sgt. 1st Class Dewanda Beasley, “She went above and beyond,” protecting our society, our nation and following the deployment, said Eddy.senior food service specialist noncom- Danielle Butzin said. “We are expected the ones we love.” “(The ball) helped us get back tomissioned officer, 3rd BCT, received to stand by our husbands and support Daugherty also spoke about our artillery roots,” Eddy said. We have your community covered The Fort Carson Community The Business Community The Peterson Air Force Base and The Schriever Air Force Base Community The NORAD Community The Legal & Financial Community Call 634-5905 to subscribe or for targeted advertising opportunities
  11. 11. March 29, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 11PCMS mechanized force. For others it Spc. Christopher Rogers, combatfrom Page 5 refreshed skills they hadn’t used engineer, in the current conflicts during Company C, 2ndlogistical convoys to supply remote counterinsurgency operations. Special Troopslocations. In between the force-on- The biggest take away from the Battalion, 2ndforce training, Soldiers worked on their training was breaking away from Brigade Combatability to carry out counterinsurgency going out on a mission for a couple Team, 4thoperations, such as searching buildings of hours and returning to a forward Infantryand engaging civilians in a mock city. operating base, said Muhlenbeck. Division, uses “By this time on our training pool, Though the training mainly an M9 ArmoredI have never seen a brigade more focused on mechanized battles, Combatcombat ready,” said Sgt. Maj. Kevin the brigade incorporated tactics Earthmover toMuhlenbeck, operations sergeant used in the unit’s deployment to dig a fightingmajor, 2nd BCT. “I think as long as we Afghanistan last year in support of position Feb. 26stay grounded, do not overestimate our Operation Enduring Freedom. at Piñon Canyonabilities and do not underestimate the “It’s a hybrid threat,” said Maneuver Site.enemy’s abilities, we can go toe-to-toe Muhlenbeck. “We can be fighting a Photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Porchwith any mechanized armored force decisive action fight in the morning,in the world.” out in the field slugging it out with As Soldiers returned to Fort equipment back to a high standard is This was the first time newer another armor force, and instead of just Carson, the first thing on the schedule important, said Muhlenbeck. VerifyingWarhorse Soldiers conducted decisive passing villages like we used to, you was recovery operations. all paperwork is up-to-date is next andaction training, which is used to actually have to go in there and clear Cleaning out vehicles, conducting then personal recovery comes.ensure Soldiers can engage an enemy the insurgent and criminal element out.” maintenance and getting all the Soldiers will be allotted time to recover and spend time with their Families or take a vacation. “Everyone needs that time,” said Muhlenbeck. “It’s about 10 days of very good, hard-earned rest. These guys need to go home, spend time with their kids, spouses and extended family and take care of themselves.” Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 67th Armor After the rest period, it is back to Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th work in preparation for NTC, and Infantry Division, clean the track of senior leadership expectations are high. an M3A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle in “I’m incredibly excited that we have preparation for movement back to Fort two months to capture what we have done Carson, at the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site here,” said Jones. “Get better with all rail yard, March 14. “Death Dealer” Soldiers our Standard Operating Procedures, get conducted a monthlong field training better with some retraining and take exercise to hone their skills in decisive that to NTC. I’m really (excited) to see action, which is force-on-force training. what we are going to come out with on Photo by Maj. Chris Maestas the other side (of NTC).”
  12. 12. 12 MOUNTAINEER — March 29, 2013Miscellaneous Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationGerman Armed Forces Military Proficiency Badge — training and testing is conducted monthly. Events DFAC Friday-Monday (DONSA/weekend) Tuesday-Thursday include swimming, marksmanship, track and field Stack 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. jump and 3,000-meter run or 1,000-meter swim) Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. and a 12-kilometer road march. Upon completion Wolf Closed Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. of all required events, Soldiers are awarded a Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. badge in gold, silver or bronze level — determined Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. by results of the marksmanship and road march. This is a foreign military award authorized to be Warfighter Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. worn on the Class-A or Army Service Uniform. (Wilderness Road Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Soldiers should submit packets through their chain Complex) Dinner: Closed of command to Sgt. Michael Phillips at 524-4944 LaRochelle Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. or email For 10th SFG(A) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. more information contact Chief Warrant Officer 4 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 environ- Call 526-7185 for more information. A referral damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. mental 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 Carson email to request a facility, • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for parking or regulatory traffic sign. Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — is • Full turn ins — by appointment only; call participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building 526-3321. 526-5898 for more information about the program. 1430, room 233. During duty hours, Soldiers • Unit issues and turn ins — requireFirst Sergeants’ Barracks Program 2020 — is should call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone number approval, call 526-5512/6477. located in building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. for after hours, holidays and weekends is 526-0051. Education Center hours of operation — The The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Post Training and Education Center, Monday-Friday. The office assists Soldiers with Briefings building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: room assignments and terminations. For more 75th Ranger Regiment briefings — are held • Counselor Support Center — Monday- information call 526-9707. Tuesdays in building 1430, room 150, from Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11Sergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson noon to 1 p.m. Soldiers must be private-sergeant a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third first class with a minimum General Technical • Army Learning Center — Monday- Tuesday of each month at the Family Connection Score of 105; be a U.S. citizen; score 240 or Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test; and • Defense Activity for Nontraditional is open to all active members and those interested pass a Ranger physical. Call 524-2691 or visit Education Support and Army Personnel Testing — in becoming future SAMC members. The club Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. was originally a U.S. Forces Command organization Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training — Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to building of elite noncommissioned officers but is now an 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. Armywide program for those who meet the criteria Veterans’ Chapel. Class is limited to the first 50 Medical Activity Correspondence Department and have proven themselves to be outstanding people. Call 526-5613/5614 for details. office hours — The Correspondence (Release NCOs through a board/leadership process. Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to of Infor mation) Office in the Patient Contact SAMC president Sgt. 1st Class Dawna noon the second and third Wednesday of each Administration Division hours are Monday- Brown at 526-3983 for information. month at the Freedom Performing Arts Center, Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Directorate of Public Works services — DPW is building 1129 at the corner of Specker Avenue and closed Thursday and federal holidays. Call 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 WorkSpecial Forces briefings are briefing. Call 526-2840 for more information. Management Branch, responsible for processingheld Wednesdays from noon ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held work orders — Facilities Engineering Workto 1 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month. Requests, DA Form 4283 — is open for processingSpecial Operations Forces Briefing sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier work orders and other in-person support frombriefings are held Readiness Building, building 1042, room 244, 7-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. AfternoonWednesdays from 1-2 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Soldiers must customer support is by appointment only, callBriefings are held in building 1430, room 123. Call be within 120 days of their expiration term of 526-2900. The Work Management Branch is524-1461 or visit service, but must attend no later than 30 days located in building 1219.