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  1. 1. Vol. 71, No. 14 April 12, 2013 Convening authority Improving communications Hagel seeks to limit powers under UCMJ By Karen Parrish American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will ask Congress to change military law so that commanders cannot overturn major convictions, the secretary announced in a written statement issued Monday. Article 60 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice currently gives power to “convening authorities,” or commanders, to set aside a conviction or decrease punishment following a court-martial, although convening authorities cannot change a “not guilty” verdict or increase a sentence. Under the secretary’s proposed changes, a convening authority would no longer have the authority to set aside a conviction for major offenses such as sexual assault. The accused will continue to have the right to appeal the conviction. Also, convening authorities would be required to explain in writing any changes made to the findings or sentences of a court-martial. “These changes, if enacted by Congress, would help ensure that our military justice system works fairly, ensures due process, and is accountable,” the secretary wrote in the statement. “These changes would increase the confidence of servicemembers and the public that the military justice system will do justice in every case.” His proposal has the full support of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the service secretaries, Hagel said. Photo by Staff Sgt. Craig Cantrell “I look forward to working with Congress Sgt. Phylicia Rolland, health care specialist, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops on these proposals and others to improve Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, assembles an OE-254 omnidirectional accountability for these crimes,” he added. antenna used by FM radios, during the testing phase of the Black Death Communications Academy, April 5 at Hagel ordered a review of Article 60 in Camp Buehring, Kuwait. See story on Page 12. See Hagel on Page 2 Message board INSIDE Find “U.S. Army Fort Carson” on Facebook for current news and events. Pages 10-11 Page 16 Pages 18-19
  2. 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — April 12, 2013 MOUNTAINEER Alcohol Awareness Month Drunken drivingCommanding General: Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCameraGarrison Commander: Col. David L. GrossoFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: puts lives at risk Dee McNuttChief, Print and Web Communications: Rick EmertEditor: Devin FisherStaff writer: Andrea Sutherland Commentary by Jessica RawlingsHappenings: Nel Lampe Program evaluator,Sports writer: Walt Johnson U.S. Army Public Health CommandLayout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall Drunken driving kills. On average, someone dies as a result of drunken driving every 53 minutes, and someone is This commercial enterprise newspaper is injured as a result of drunken driving every 90 authorized publication for members of the According to the National Safety Council, at any givenDepartment of Defense. Contents of the moment one in 50 drivers is not just impaired but legallyMountaineer are not necessarily the official intoxicated; this number jumps to one in 10 on theview of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government orthe Department of the Army. Printed circulation weekends. In 2012, there were nearly 300,000 incidentsis 12,000 copies. of drinking and driving each day. Drunken driving costs the The editorial content of the U.S. an estimated $132 billion per year, and costs eachMountaineer is the responsibility of the Public adult in the U.S. almost $500 per year in increased taxesAffairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119, due to the higher demand for law enforcement.Tel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address In an effort to draw attention to this national tragedy, The Mountaineer is posted on the the National Safety Council has designated April asInternet at “Alcohol Awareness Prevention Month.” The Mountaineer is an unofficial Alcohol is a depressant that slows down the brain andpublication authorized by AR 360-1. The body. The first abilities that are altered are judgmentMountaineer is printed by Colorado SpringsMilitary Newspaper Group, a private firm in and coordination. An impaired driver cannot recognize ano way connected with the Department of the dangerous situation and react quickly enough to avoid anArmy, under exclusive written contract with accident. Unfortunately, because judgment is impaired,Fort Carson. It is published 49 times per year. impaired drivers do not often realize they have had too much. The appearance of advertising in this Heavy alcohol consumption is a problem nationally andpublication, including inserts or supplements,does not constitute endorsement by the in the military. The Institute of Medicine recently reportedDepartment of the Army or Colorado Springs the use of alcohol has spiked since the wars in Iraq andMilitary Newspaper Group, of the products or Afghanistan began. Nearly half of active-duty militaryservices advertised. The printer reserves the personnel report being binge drinkers. Binge drinking isright to reject advertisements. having five or more drinks on a single occasion at least once Everything advertised in this publicationshall be made available for purchase, use or in the past 30 days; one drink is equal to five ounces ofpatronage without regard to race, color, religion, wine, 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits, or 12 ounces designated driver slips or cannot be decided on, call asex, national origin, age, marital status, physical of regular beer. Unfortunately, 20 percent of the population taxi (make sure to keep a taxi company telephone numberhandicap, political affiliation or any other still admits to drinking and driving. in your cell phone).nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. Drunken driving can be prevented. Appoint a designated If you are throwing a party, offer nonalcoholicIf a violation or rejection of this equalopportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, driver who sticks to nonalcoholic beverages. If a drinks, arrange for a cab for someone that has had toothe printer shall refuse to print advertising much to drink, and do not be afraid to take someone’s car keys. Youfrom that source until the violation is corrected.For display advertising call 634-5905. Resources may save someone’s life. All correspondence or queries regarding For more information on alcohol and alcohol abuse or Even if you have not beenadvertising and subscriptions should be directed drinking, there are ways to protectto Colorado Springs Military NewspaperGroup, 31 E. Platte Avenue, Suite 300, drunk driving, visit: yourself on the road by knowingColorado Springs, CO 80903, phone 634-5905. Ø Army Substance Abuse Program what to look for. According to law The Mountaineer’s editorial content is enforcement officials, there are severaledited, prepared and provided by the Public signs of drunken driving: wide turns,Affairs Office, building 1430, room 265, Fort facts-training-packages.jsp weaving, swerving, drifting, driving on Ø Mothers Against Drunk DrivingCarson, CO 80913-5119, phone 526-4144. Releases from outside sources are so the wrong side of the road, driving atindicated. The deadline for submissions to the a very slow rate and stopping withoutMountaineer is close of business the week reason are just a few. If you encounterbefore the next issue is published. The Ø U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention someone on the road who you thinkMountaineer staff reserves the right to editsubmissions for newspaper style, clarity and is driving under the influence, keeptypographical errors. a safe distance and call 911. Policies and statements reflected in thenews and editorial columns represent viewsof the individual writers and under nocircumstances are to be considered those ofthe Department of the Army. Reproduction of editorial material is Hagel proposed changes to Article 60 are not other options to strengthen the depart-authorized. Please credit accordingly. from Page 1 based on that case alone, but are part of ment’s sexual assault prevention and a range of comprehensive actions the response efforts, and he will announce March, after convening authority Air department has taken and will take his decisions soon. Force Lt. Gen. Craig Franklin, the 3rd related to sexual assault in the military. “Consistent with the 2013 National Air Force commander, overturned the Hagel acknowledged in his state- Defense Authorization Act, I will soon be sexual assault conviction of Air Force ment that despite the efforts of senior naming individuals to sit on independent Lt. Col. James Wilkerson. Last year, a leaders throughout the department, the panels to review and assess the systems Classified advertising panel of military officers found crime of sexual assault “is damaging used to investigate, prosecute, and adju- 329-5236 Wilkerson guilty in court-martial pro- this institution (the military).” dicate crimes involving sexual assault, Display advertising ceedings at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The Thousands of victims in DOD, both and judicial proceedings of sexual assault 634-5905 judge sentenced him to a year in prison male and female, have seen their lives cases,” Hagel said. “I will closely review and dismissal from the Air Force. and careers upended by sexual assault, their recommendations when complete.” Mountaineer editor Franklin was the convening authority Hagel said. The secretary said he’s committed 526-4144 for the court-martial and reviewed the “And that is unacceptable,” he said to taking steps that bring about tangible finished case and sentence. The general in his statement. “The current situation change and real results. Post information used his Article 60 authority to dismiss should offend every single service- “Addressing the problem of sexual 526-5811 the charges against Wilkerson, who member and civilian who, like me, is assault will remain a top priority for the Post weather hotline returned to service and was reassigned. proud of their association with the department’s leaders for as long as this 526-0096 Defense officials speaking to United States military.” crime continues to hurt our people and reporters on background Monday said the The secretary said he is reviewing weaken the force,” Hagel said.
  3. 3. April 12, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 3Secretary of DefenseDOD review will lead to ‘big choices’ By Karen Parrish looking at ends, ways and means,” he said. American Forces Press Service The review will consider big choices — “change that involves not just tweaking or WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary chipping away at existing structures andChuck Hagel signaled possible big changes practices but, where necessary, fashioningahead for his department in entirely new ones that are better suited toacquisition, personnel and organization as 21st-century realities and challenges,” thehe delivered his first major policy speech secretary Pentagon chief, April 3. Reshaping the defense enterprise means Hagel outlined his plan of attack for the confronting “the principal drivers of growthstrategic and financial challenges the Defense in the department’s base budget — namelyDepartment faces during remarks at the acquisitions, personnel costs and overhead,”National Defense University on Fort McNair. Hagel said. “We need to challenge all past assump- The Pentagon’s biggest budget challengetions, and we need to put everything on the is not its top-line budget, he said, but “wheretable,” he said. that money is being spent internally.” Hagel said the Department of Defense’s Spiraling costs to sustain existing structurestask is to prepare for the future, “but not in and institutions, to provide personnel benefits,a way that neglects, or is oblivious to, the and to develop replacements for aging weaponsrealities of the present.” platforms will, if unchecked, eventually At his direction, Hagel said, Deputy crowd out spending on procurement, operationsDefense Secretary Ash Carter, working with and readiness, he said, which are the budgetArmy Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of categories that enable the military to be, andthe Joint Chiefs of Staff, is leading a review stay, prepared.of the department’s strategic choices and Hagel said the U.S. military has grown moremanagement. The review is intended to identify deployable, expeditionary, flexible, lethalthe challenges, uncertainties, risks and “and certainly more professional” since 9/11. Photo by Glenn Fawcettopportunities connected to both strategic “It has also grown significantly older — as Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel tells the audience of the strategic andpriorities and budget uncertainty. It’s also fiscal challenges facing the Department of Defense during his speech at See Review on Page 4“about matching missions with resources — the National Defense University on Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., April 3. RATES AS LOW AS 1.49 FOR UP TO 36 MONTHS ON AUTOS %APR1 Who doesn’t love a good, low rate? We want to help get you where you want to go, and to make it simple, we’re offering our lowest rate ever, while keeping the loan process fast and easy. Apply today for a great deal and save hundreds on your next car, or bring your loan from another lender and get $250.2 APPLY TODAY! ARMY MARINE CORPS 1139 Space Center Drive, Colorado Springs, CO NAVY AIR FORCE The Markets at Mesa Ridge, 6916 Mesa Ridge Parkway, Fountain, CO DoD 1.888.842.6328 Federally insured by NCUA. Rates based on creditworthiness, so your rate may differ. Rate discounts can be applied, but cannot bring the rate below the 1.49% APR minimum. 1.49% APR for up to 36-month term available on 2012, 2013, and 2014 model years with 7,499 miles or less. Payment 1 example: Loan amount of $20,000 at a rate of 1.49% APR for 36 months would have a monthly payment of $569.00. 2Within 30 days of the first full payment, $250 will be credited to the primary applicant’s savings account. Existing Navy Federal loans not eligible for this offer. Offer may expire at any time. © 2013 Navy Federal NFCU 12353_COL (3-13)
  4. 4. 4 MOUNTAINEER — April 12, 2013CYSS suspends Safety takes centerenrollments stage Tuesday Child, Youth and School Carson Youth Services Center. By Catherine Ross community) be safe this summer.” Services Families are encouraged to visit Special to the Mountaineer Participating organizations Parent Central, located in building include Fort Carson’s Medical Due to serious staffing shortages, 1518 on Prussman Boulevard, to The Special Events Center will Department Activity, Directorate ofChild, Youth and School Services has register their children and place transform into a hub of safety informa- Emergency Services to include thetemporarily suspended enrollment in them on a waiting list for child care, tion and displays Tuesday. fire department, Army Communityall full-day child care programs and as well as to obtain information Sponsored by the garrison safety Service and the Army SubstanceSchool Age Services. about the variety of services provided office, the Safety Day Fair from 10 a.m. Abuse Program. El Paso County The health and safety of children by CYSS. to 3 p.m. will feature representatives Public Health and Colorado Springsenrolled in CYSS is the primary Because CYSS cannot project from agencies both on and off post, Utilities will also have a presence.concern and focus of the organization when new staff will be hired and educating the Fort Carson community Rider said a static boat display isand was the most important factor in brought on board, the suspension for on spring and summer-focused issues. among the expected displays.this decision. new enrollments will continue until Fort Carson safety specialist Food will be available for purchase Children currently enrolled in required staffing ratios can be met. Scott Rider said the safety office at the event, courtesy of a FamilyCYSS programs are not affected by CYSS officials appreciate hopes to “give a sense of safety readiness group.the enrollment suspension. the patience of the Fort Carson issues as we transition into warmer The safety office will host CYSS is still enrolling children community while they work to weather and more outdoor activities. another safety-focused event laterand youth in SKIES instructional resolve this issue and are grateful for We want to help recognize some of this year to highlight issues specificclasses, youth sports and in the middle the opportunity to serve the Families the risks, and help (the Fort Carson to the fall and winter and teen programs at the Fort assigned to Fort Carson.Review defense agencies and field activities. nation and advancing America’s strategic explore new approaches to acquisition,from Page 3 “The military is not, and should interests — must be approached in personnel and overhead costs, he said. never be, run like a corporation,” Hagel the context of “unprecedented shifts Hagel emphasized that future strategicmeasured by the age of major platforms said. “But that does not mean we don’t in the world order, new global challenges planning will emphasize DOD’s— and it has grown enormously more have a good deal to learn from what and deep global fiscal uncertainty.” “inherent strengths” of leadershipexpensive in every way,” he said. the private sector has achieved over the development, training, mobility and The department will “get out past 20 to 30 years, in which reducing 21st century challenges logistics, special operations, cyber,ahead” of challenges, Hagel said. He layers of upper and middle management The 21st-century security land- space, and research and development.said he has told the senior leaders across not only reduced costs and microman- scape is marked by the threat of “The goal of the senior leadershipthe department and the services that “we agement, it also led to more agile and violent extremism from weak states of this department today is to learnare all in this together, and we will come effective organizations and more and ungoverned spaces in the Middle from the miscalculations and mistakesout of it together.” empowered junior leaders.” East and North Africa, Hagel said. of the past drawdowns and make the Hagel said the military’s modern- The secretary acknowledged that Other security issues, he said, include right decisions that will sustain ourization strategy “still depends on making dramatic changes the proliferation of military strength, advance our strategicsystems that are vastly more expensive in acquisition systems, weapons and materials; interests, and protect our nation welland technologically risky than what benefits and force struc- increasing access to into the future,” Hagel said.were promised or budgeted for.” The ture could prove unwise, advanced military tech-department must develop an acquisitionsystem that responds more quickly untenable or politically impossible. “A world nology among state and nonstate actors, risks of America’s global leadership The secretary concluded withand effectively to the needs of troopsand commanders in the field, he “Yet we have no choice but to take a very where regional conflict that could draw in the United comments on the nation’s role in the world. Amid budget turmoil, financialsaid — one that rewards cost-effectiveness “so that our programs close look and see how we can do all of this America States, and “the debili- tating and dangerous crisis and a war-weary population, Hagel said, questions arise aboutdo not continue to take longer, cost better,” he said. curse of human despair America’s global leadership.more and deliver less than initiallyplanned and promised.” Hagel noted that his two immediate predeces- does not and poverty, as well as the uncertain implica- “America does not have the luxury of retrenchment,” the secretary asserted.Right mix of personnel sors as defense secretary — Leon E. Panetta and lead is tions of environmental degradation.” “We have too many global interests at stake, including our security, prosperity, On the personnel front, Hagelsaid, DOD leaders must determine Robert M. Gates — each led efforts to cut costs not the Hagel said cyber- attacks, “which barely and our future.” If America leaves a leadershiphow many military and civilian people across the department. registered as a threat a vacuum, he said, the next great powerthey have, how many they need andhow to compensate them for their But sequester cuts and budget uncertainty have world I decade ago, have grown into a defining security may not be as judicious or responsible as the United States has been sinceservice. He said that process willinvolve questioning the right mix of “led to far more abrupt and deeper reductions wish my challenge” which allows enemies to strike security, World War II. “We have made mistakes andcivilian and military members, the rightbalance between officer and enlisted than were planned or expected,” he added. children energy, economic and other critical infrastructure miscalculations with our great power,” Hagel said. “But as history hasservicemembers and the appropriate with the benefit of advanced, America has helped make atroop strength dedicated to combat,support and administrative duties. The sequester affect to inherit.” anonymity and distance. All in all, Hagel better world for all people with its power. A world where America does Hagel said he also advocates a “Now, DOD is grap- — Secretary of Defense said, the world is com- not lead is not the world I wish myhard look at defense organization. The pling with the serious and Chuck Hagel bustible and complex, children to inherit.”military’s operational forces, its immediate challenges of and America’s responsi- Quoting President Theodorebattalions, ships and aircraft wings, sequester — which is bilities are enormous. Roosevelt, Hagel said America “cannothave shrunk dramatically since the forcing us to take as The military’s role in bear these responsibilities aright unlessCold War era, he noted. much as a $41 billion cut in this meeting those responsibilities is its voice is potent for peace and justice “Yet the three- and four-star current fiscal year, and if it continues, essential, he said, but as part of a total … with the assured self-confidencecommand and support structures sitting will reduce projected defense spending government approach. of the just man armed.”atop these smaller fighting forces have by another $500 billion over the next “Most of the pressing security What distinguishes America and itsstayed intact, with minor exceptions,” decade,” the secretary said. challenges today have important people, he said, is “our commitment tohe added, “and in some cases, they are Much more hard work, difficult political, economic, and cultural making a better life for all people.”actually increasing in size and rank.” decisions and strategic prioritizing components, and do not necessarily “We are a wise, thoughtful and Hagel said the review will examine remain to be done, he said, and “deep lend themselves to being resolved steady nation, worthy of our power,funding for those headquarters and political and institutional obstacles to by conventional military strength,” the generous of spirit, and humble in oursupport structures, along with DOD necessary reforms will need to be secretary noted. purpose,” he added. “That is theelements including the Office of the engaged and overcome.” Defense leaders need time, America we will defend together, withSecretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, The secretary said the department’s flexibility, budget certainty and the purpose and self-confidence ofthe combatant commands and the enduring mission — defending the partnership with Congress to effectively the ‘just man armed.’”
  5. 5. April 12, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 52nd GSAB continues aviation legacy Story and photo by Spc. Nathan Thome the 2nd (GSAB), 4th Avn. Reg., whose historic roots The activation ceremony not only marked a new 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office are no stranger to the ‘Iron Horse Division,’” said beginning for the aviation Soldiers, but also reignited Smith. “This battalion has been activated within this the spark for retired Soldiers previously assigned A blue guidon, which was sheathed for two years, division on three previous occasions; initially in to the unit.was unfurled in front of Soldiers and their Families 1963, again in 1982 and 1996; today marks that “While the people and equipment have changed,during the activation ceremony for 2nd General fourth activation, and represents the rebirth of the mission remains the same,” Smith said. “ThisSupport Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, at that long and storied relationship.” ceremony honors not only the skilled Soldiers andthe Special Events Center, April 3. leaders that stand before you, but honors a During the ceremony, Lt. Col. Tyler legacy to the tradition of Army aviation.Smith, commander, 2nd GSAB., 4th Avn. Today we have a representative for thatReg., 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th legacy, (retired) Chief Warrant Officer 3 TimInfantry Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Wilkerson, also known as ‘Blackjack 17’Rickey Davis, senior enlisted leader, 2nd during his time in Vietnam, in Company A,GSAB, assumed command and responsibility 2nd Bn., 4th Avn. Reg., (in) 1968-1969.of the troops in the newly-reactivated unit. “We’re proud that he was able to be here “Today is a historic day for the division’s today, for he represents not only the historiccombat aviation brigade. It’s one step closer roots of this battalion, its first combat action,to being a fully-formed and recognized unit,” but also the legacy of aviation branch,” addedsaid Brig. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves, deputy Smith. “It is men like Tim Wilkerson whocommanding general for maneuver, 4th Inf. earned the ground forces’ trust, not throughDiv. and Fort Carson. “Many here today may word, but through action. We are proud of hisnot know that the 4th Inf. Div. CAB has a legacy, built by combat-proven warriors, andstoried history, particularly recently, flying in See Activation on Page 8support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, as wellas Operation Enduring Freedom; defendingthe nation and supporting every mission they Lt. Col. Tyler Smith, left, commander,were called on to execute.” 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, After uncasing the battalion colors, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat AviationGonsalves presented the flag to Smith, Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, and Commandrecognizing him as the newest leader to Sgt. Maj. 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  6. 6. 6 MOUNTAINEER — April 12, 2013‘Iron’ Brigade holds annual Soldier of the Year competition Story and photo by competition allows Soldiers to be Scogin said it was the most mentally competencies, dedication to profession Sgt. Grady Jones able to experience events they haven’t challenging because mistakes made of arms and knowledge,” said 1st Sgt. 3rd Armored Brigade Combat experienced before. during the other tasks could be corrected Michael Conaty, Headquarters and Team Public Affairs Office, 4th “It’s a boost of confidence,” she without someone watching over her. Headquarters Company, 3rd STB, 3rd Infantry Division said of taking top honors. “Having someone right there staring ABCT, 4th Inf. Div. “All Soldiers Parker said that the competition at you during the board, and not should be able to compete.” Competitors from the “Iron” helped him to refresh some skills and allowing for self-correction, was very Sgt. Mark Campbell, infantryman,Brigade tested their skills and knowl- ensured he is knowledgeable about difficult,” said Scogin. Company A, 1st Battalion, 68thedge to find out who was the best his job. The skills tested were focused on Armor Regiment, 3rd ABCT, 4th Inf.during the brigade’s Soldier and There was a consensus among the the basic skills each Soldier or NCO Div., said he enjoyed the experience andNoncommissioned Officer of the Year winners that the board was the most should know at their level. particularly “liked the land navigationcompetition, April 3-4. difficult portion of the competition. “(The competition is about) core and (marksmanship) shooting.” The Soldiers and NCOs were The competitors also participatedselected by battalion-level units under in a board where they were askedthe 3rd Armored Brigade Combat multiple questions on different subjectsTeam, 4th Infantry Division. after reporting to the board in their The winners of the Iron Brigade dress uniforms.competition are both from 3rd Special “Having to focus in areas thatTroops Battalion: Pfc. Heather weren’t necessarily in my area (of)Scogin, medic, Headquarters and expertise really expanded my knowl-Headquarters Company, is the Soldier edge,” said Spc. Luke Pata, medic, 1stof the Year and Staff Sgt. Darhem Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rdParker, combat engineer, Company C, ABCT, 4th Inf. the NCO of the Year. All nine participants were awarded “Everyone in the brigade should with an “Iron” Brigade coin and theknow who these Soldiers are and that winners were each awarded with Armythey are the standard bearers for their Achievement Medals at a luncheonorganizations,” said Command Sgt. held at Wolf Dining Facility, April 5.Maj. Douglas Maddi, senior enlisted The winners will move on toleader, 3rd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div. compete at the division-level compe- Competitors were given an Army tition, scheduled May 13-17.Physical Fitness Test and participated “You have to make it a priority,”in various Warrior tasks and drills Pfc. Heather Scogin makes adjustments to her assigned rifle during a zeroing range Scogin said. “You’ll have to put insuch as marksmanship, first aid, land with the help of her sponsor, Staff Sgt. Steven Thorsen. Both are medics with those extra hours. That is one of thenavigation and weapon assembly. Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th big differences that might separate a “The competition was great and Infantry Division. Scogin took first place in the Soldier’s category of the Iron Brigade winner from someone who doesn’t (putchallenging,” Scogin said. “This Soldier/Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition, held April 3-4. in the extra hours).” 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 SHIN SA DONG KOREAN RESTAURANT $6.99 Bento Box Lunch Special! Cannot combine offer with any other coupon or discount Voted Best Korean Restaurant 2011 & 2012 (Gazette & the Independent) We make tasty foods such as: 3845 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 638-2695
  7. 7. April 12, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER 7Miscellaneous Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationThe Directorate of Public Works Recycle Program DFAC Friday Saturday-Sunday Monday-Thursday staff — is marking all outside, military unit or Stack Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. contractor, recycling dumpsters and roll offs 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. containing the wrong recyclable commodity or Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. trash with a red sign and the containers will not be Wolf Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m. picked up for emptying until the problem is Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. corrected. The signs state “Red tagged container Dinner: Closed Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. is not acceptable until content meets Fort Carson recycling requirements.” Segregating waste Warfighter Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. manually through the recycle staff is time consuming (Wilderness Road Complex) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and costly. Units needing assistance with waste Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed recycling can call 526-5898. LaRochelle Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.German Armed Forces Military Proficiency Badge 10th SFG(A) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — training and testing is conducted monthly. Events Dinner: Closed Dinner: Closed include swimming, marksmanship, track and field events (100-meter dash, shot put, long jump or high is overflowing or emergency service is required. Rufus Guillory at jump and 3,000-meter run or 1,000-meter swim) • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays in and a 12-kilometer road march. Upon completion Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ building 1129, Freedom Performing Arts Center. of all required events, Soldiers are awarded a for service needs or to report complaints. Sign-in for Soldiers heading overseas is at 7 a.m. and badge in gold, silver or bronze level — determined • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan the briefing starts at 7:30 a.m. Sign-in for personnel by results of the marksmanship and road march. Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey. being reassigned stateside is at 1 p.m., with the This is a foreign military award authorized to be briefing starting at 1:30 p.m. Soldiers are required to worn on the Class-A or Army Service Uniform. • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — bring Department of the Army Form 5118, signed by Soldiers should submit packets through their chain Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email their physician and battalion commander, and a pen of command to Sgt. Michael Phillips at 524-4944 to complete forms. Call 526-4730/4583 for details. or email For • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary Army ROTC Green-to-Gold briefings — are held more information contact Chief Warrant Officer 4 Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon David Douglas at 720-250-1221 or email Use this number to obtain self-help at the education center, building 1117, room 120. tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. Call University of Colorado-Colorado SpringsFinance travel processing — All inbound and • Base operations contracting officer Army ROTC at 262-3475 for more information. outbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do it representative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262 Yourself ” Moves, servicemember and Family or email for questions Hours of Operation member travel, travel advance pay and travel pay on snow removal, grounds maintenance and Central Issue Facility inquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231. contractor response to service orders. • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information. • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at 7:30-10:30 a.m.Recycle incentive program — The Directorate of 524-0786 or email to • Initial and partial issues — Monday- Public Works has an incentive program to request latrines, for service or to report damaged Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. prevent recyclable waste from going to the landfill. or overturned latrines. • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards • Signs — Call Jim Diorio, Fort Carson Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort Carson Support Services, at 896-0797 or 524-2924 or • Direct exchange and partial turn ins — Recycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned for email to request a facility, Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. the pounds of recyclable goods turned in and every parking or regulatory traffic sign. • Full turn ins — by appointment only; call participating battalion receives money quarterly. Call The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — is 526-3321. 526-5898 for more information about the program. able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building • Unit issues and turn ins — requireFirst Sergeants’ Barracks Program 2020 — is 1430, room 233. During duty hours, Soldiers approval, call 526-5512/6477. located in building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. should call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone number Education Center hours of operation — The The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for after hours, holidays and weekends is 526-0051. Mountain Post Training and Education Center, Monday-Friday. The office assists Soldiers with building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: room assignments and terminations. For more Briefings • Counselor Support Center — Monday- information call 526-9707. 75th Ranger Regiment briefings — are held Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11Sergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson Tuesdays in building 1430, room 150, from a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third noon to 1 p.m. Soldiers must be private-sergeant • Army Learning Center — Monday- Tuesday of each month at the Family Connection first class with a minimum General Technical Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC Score of 105; be a U.S. citizen; score 240 or • Defense Activity for Nontraditional is open to all active members and those interested higher on the Army Physical Fitness Test; and Education Support and Army Personnel Testing — in becoming future SAMC members. The club pass a Ranger physical. Call 524-2691 or visit Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. was originally a U.S. Forces Command organization Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to building of elite noncommissioned officers but is now an Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training — 217 and is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Armywide program for those who meet the criteria is held Tuesday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Medical Activity Correspondence Department and have proven themselves to be outstanding Veterans’ Chapel. Class is limited to the first 50 office hours — The Correspondence (Release NCOs through a board/leadership process. people. Call 526-5613/5614 for details. of Infor mation) Office in the Patient Contact SAMC president Sgt. 1st Class Dawna Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to Administration Division hours are Monday- Brown at 526-3983 for information. noon the second and third Wednesday of each Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Directorate of Public Works services — DPW is month at the Freedom Performing Arts Center, and closed Thursday and federal holidays. Call responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort building 1129 at the corner of Specker Avenue 526-7322 or 526-7284 for details. Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance and Ellis Street. The Retirement Services Office Work Management Branch — The DPW Work of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and recommends spouses accompany Soldiers to the Management Branch, responsible for processing cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone briefing. Call 526-2840 for more information. work orders — Facilities Engineering Work numbers and points of contact for services: ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held Requests, DA Form 4283 — is open for processing • Facility repair/service orders — Fort the first and third Wednesday of each month. work orders and other in-person support from 7- Carson Support Services service order desk can be Briefing sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Afternoon customer sup- reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergen- Readiness Building, building 1042, room 244, port is by appointment only, call 526-2900. The Work cies or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, on a first-come, first-served basis. Soldiers must Management Branch is located in building 1219. damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. be within 120 days of their expiration term of Claims Office hours — are Monday-Friday from 9 • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric service, but must attend no later than 30 days a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., located on the first floor Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. prior to their ETS or start of transition leave. of building 6222, 1633 Mekong Street. Shipment when needing trash containers, trash Call 526-2240/8458 for more information. under Full Replacement Value claimants must Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency submit Department of Defense Form 1840R or After Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in Delivery Form 1851 for additionally discoveredSpecial Forces briefings are building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from items to the carrier within 75 days online. Claimantsheld Wednesdays from noon 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA must log into Defense Personal Property System atto 1 p.m. processes to include turning in excess property, and submit the claim withinSpecial Operations Forces reutilizing government property, web-based tools nine months directly to the carrier to receive fullbriefings are held available, special handling of property and environ- replacement value for missing or destroyed items.Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. mental needs. To schedule an orientation, contact All other claims should be submitted to the ClaimsBriefings are held in building 1430, room 123. Call Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo.borrerorivera@ Office within two years of the date of delivery or524-1461 or visit for receiving/turn in; Mike Welsh at date of incident. Call the Fort Carson Claims for reutilization/web tools; or Office at 526-1355 for more information.