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  1. 1. Vol. 71, No. 18 May 10, 2013Page 10 Pages 8-9Page 15Message board INSIDEINSIDE2013 Warrior GamesSaturday-Thursday at theU.S. Olympic TrainingCenter in ColoradoSprings and theU.S. Air Force Academy.See related story onPage 6. Visit forcomplete schedule.By Sgt. Eric Glassey4th Infantry DivisionPublic Affairs OfficeThe 4th Infantry Divisionand Fort Carson bid farewellto the deputy commandinggeneral who served here forthe past 20 months, thenwelcomed the newest memberto the command team, May 2at Founders Field.Col. (P) John “J.T.”Thomson III will be servingas the deputy commander,4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson,replacing Brig. Gen. RyanGonsalves, who will bedeparting Fort Carson toserve at the Pentagon.Maj. Gen. Paul J.LaCamera, commandinggeneral, 4th Inf. Div. andFort Carson, talked aboutthe important role thatGonsalves filled.“(Gonsalves) is aninvaluable and essentialmember of the commandteam, and in an extremelycomplex and demandingposition which requires theSee DCG on Page 4Photo by Staff Sgt. Rob OsonRacers climbthe cargobridge duringthe ColoradoMilitarySpartan Raceon Fort Carson,Saturday.More than10,000 peopleregisteredto take onthe 4.5-milecoursefeaturing 28obstacles atIron Horse Parkduring theweekend. SeePages 20-21for more.CarsonhailsThomson,farewellsGonsalves
  2. 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — May 10, 2013This commercial enterprise newspaper isan authorized publication for members of theDepartment of Defense. Contents of theMountaineer are not necessarily the officialview of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government orthe Department of the Army. Printed circulationis 12,000 copies.The editorial content of theMountaineer is the responsibility of the PublicAffairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119,Tel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address Mountaineer is posted on theInternet at Mountaineer is an unofficialpublication authorized by AR 360-1. TheMountaineer is printed by Colorado SpringsMilitary 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,does not constitute endorsement by theDepartment of the Army or Colorado SpringsMilitary Newspaper Group, of the products orservices advertised. The printer reserves theright to reject advertisements.Everything advertised in this publicationshall be made available for purchase, use orpatronage without regard to race, color, religion,sex, national origin, age, marital status, physicalhandicap, political affiliation or any othernonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron.If a violation or rejection of this equalopportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed,the printer shall refuse to print advertisingfrom that source until the violation is corrected.For display advertising call 634-5905.All correspondence or queries regardingadvertising and subscriptions should be directedto Colorado Springs Military NewspaperGroup, 31 E. Platte Avenue, Suite 300,Colorado Springs, CO 80903, phone 634-5905.The Mountaineer’s editorial content isedited, prepared and provided by the PublicAffairs Office, building 1430, room 265, FortCarson, CO 80913-5119, phone 526-4144.Releases from outside sources are soindicated. The deadline for submissions to theMountaineer is close of business the weekbefore the next issue is published. TheMountaineer staff reserves the right to editsubmissions for newspaper style, clarity andtypographical errors.Policies and statements reflected in thenews and editorial columns represent viewsof the individual writers and under nocircumstances are to be considered those ofthe Department of the Army.Reproduction of editorial material isauthorized. Please credit accordingly.MOUNTAINEERCommanding General:Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCameraGarrison Commander:Col. David L. GrossoFort Carson Public Affairs Officer:Dee McNuttChief, Print and Web Communications:Rick EmertEditor: Devin FisherStaff writer: Andrea SutherlandHappenings: Nel LampeSports writer: Walt JohnsonLayout/graphics: Jeanne MazerallClassified advertising329-5236Display advertising634-5905Mountaineer editor526-4144Post information526-5811Post weather hotline526-0096Leaders honor contributionsEditor’s note: Army leaders releasedthe following letter in observance ofMay being Asian American and PacificIslander Heritage Month. This year’stheme is “Building Leadership: EmbracingCultural Values and Inclusion.”Every May, we celebrate AsianAmerican and Pacific Islander HeritageMonth to acknowledge all that our great nation hasgained from our Asian and Pacific American communities.From those early days of labor on our railroads and farms,through the many wars of the past two centuries, to theentrepreneurial spirit of today’s leaders in every sector ofAmerican life. Asian and Pacific Americans have contributedrich chapters of struggle and success to our collective story.As Army Soldiers, civilians and Families, we knowpersonally the significant contributions of our brothers andsisters in arms who have helped to build and defend thiscountry. We share a long history with Asian and PacificAmericans who have served valiantly and led at everylevel of America’s Army — from the Civil War here tosubsequent wars in lands across theglobe. Our nation has been strengthenedand enriched by embracing the culturaldiversity of these communities. And,we have benefitted from the leadershipof great Soldiers like retired Gen. EricShinseki, our first Asian Americanfour-star general and 34th Chief of Staffof the Army, and Lt. Gen. ThomasBostick, who serves today as the commanding general of theU.S. Army Corps of Engineers. These great Americans, andmany other Asian and Pacific American Soldiers and civilians,clearly show that leadership excellence combined with ourvalue of inclusiveness are what make us “Army Strong.”We are truly grateful for the lasting contributions andmany sacrifices of our Asian and Pacific AmericanSoldiers, civilians and Family members. As we celebratethis month, we encourage our entire Army Family to honorthem through commemorative activities that celebrate themany wonderful and diverse cultures of the Asian continentand the Pacific Islands and the people who brought themto the United States and our Army.Army focuses onmotorcycle safetyBy Julie ShelleyDirectorate of Communication and Public Affairs,U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety CenterFORT RUCKER, Ala. — May is Motorcycle SafetyAwareness Month, and while the nationwide campaignsponsored by the National Highway Traffic SafetyAdministration urges drivers to “share the road” withmotorcyclists, Army officials are placing greater emphasison personal responsibility while riding.In general, motorcycle accidents within the Armydo not follow national trends, according to Brig. Gen.Timothy J. Edens, director of Army Safety and commandinggeneral, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.“Historically, most fatal motorcycle accidents involvingSoldiers are single vehicle,” Edens said, explaining thatnationally many riders are killed when other drivers do notallow them room to maneuver in time to prevent a collision.“Even when we’ve lost Soldiers in multivehicle accidents,it’s often been the direct result of indiscipline on theSoldier’s part: alcohol use, excessive speed or lack ofpersonal protective equipment.”Army accident data show that speeding and other formsof reckless riding, neglecting to wear PPE and failure tocomplete required training are among the most commonindiscipline-based errors Soldier riders make. Alarmingly,leaders and Soldiers over the age of 25 have comprised themajority of rider fatalities during the past several fiscal years.Although motorcycle fatalities have fallen markedly in2013 — current statistics indicate a 59-percent decrease ascompared to this time last year — officials expect numbersto rise through the end of summer.“We’ve had a great year so far, but it’s also been a longwinter in many places,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Richard D.Stidley, USACR/Safety Center. “As the weather warms andmore riders hit the road, their risk is going to increase.Managing it is key to staying alive for another riding season.”The Army-mandated Progressive Motorcycle Program,which promotes lifelong learning through staggered ridingcourses based on proven practices from the MotorcycleSafety Foundation, is now in its second year and hasreceived positive reviews from Soldiers. A complementto that training, the Motorcycle Mentorship Program,is already well established and boasts chapters in48 states. The MMP pairs novice riders with experiencedmotorcyclists to foster an environment where enthusiastscontinually learn from and keep one another safe.“The PMP and MMP are just two of the great programsthe Army has in place,” Edens said. “It’s incumbentupon leaders to ensure their riders know about them, getthe proper training and ride responsibly. We now have anentire month dedicated to motorcycle safety, so there’sno excuse for not getting a head start on summer.”Stidley said leaders should also remember theirSoldiers are watching.“Discipline and responsibility are not a function of rank,”he said. “Leaders are just as accountable to the standardas their Soldiers, and they should be setting the example.”For more information on motorcycle safety, visit 4th Infantry and Fort CarsonEqual Opportunity Office holdsan Asian American and PacificIslander Heritage Monthobservance at 3 p.m. May 23at McMahon Auditorium.Raymond F. Chandler IIISergeant Major of the ArmyRaymond T. OdiernoGeneral, United States ArmyChief of StaffJohn M. McHughSecretary of the ArmyFort Carson motorcycle safety day and ride is May 30 atIron Horse Park. Riders are asked to arrive by 7:30 a.m.TheplannedrouteisInterstate25toPueblo,Highway50to Cañon City andback via Highway 115 to Fort Carson.PhotobyDevinFisher
  3. 3. 3May 10, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERFederally insured by NCUA. App StoreSMis a service mark of Apple, Inc. Android™ is a trademark of Google, Inc.© 2013 Navy Federal NFCU 12493_COL (4-13)ONE CARD, A LIFETIMEOF REWARDSAPPLY TODAY!1139 Space Center Drive, Colorado Springs, COThe Markets at Mesa Ridge, 6916 Mesa Ridge Parkway, Fountain, 1.888.842.6328We know it’s nice to be rewarded, and our cashRewardscredit card does just that. Earn cash back on everypurchase, every time, with no limits on how much youcan earn. Plus, there are no hidden fees, and your cashback never expires. Now that’s pretty rewarding.HRC commanding general:By Sgt. Eric Glassey4th Infantry Division Public Affairs OfficeMaj. Gen. Richard P. Mustion, commandinggeneral, U.S. Army Human Resources Command,talked to Fort Carson officers about upcoming changesin force structure and officer evaluation reportmethodology at McMahon Auditorium, April 30.Mustion discussed force shaping in the upcomingyears. The Army currently has 539,000 Soldiers —officer and enlisted — in its ranks. By the end offiscal 2017, the numbers need to be at 490,000,which is based off the Congress budget.“The Army decides who stays and who goes,”Mustion said. “It will be a gradual slope, and we’regoing to control the pace.”Mustion talked about sustaining combatproficiency and properly taking care of those Soldierswho will be departing the service.“We’ll treat Soldiers and Families with respectduring their separation, and recognize their service;while maintaining combat proficiency,” Mustion said.“We would love to keep every Soldier in the Army.”Mustion talked about the current OER, andits applicability.“This current system has been in place since1997, and it’s a very mature system,” Mustionsaid. “We all are very comfortable with it, and it isaccomplishing the unit’s intent. However, it is notreflecting our current environment.”One of the major changes is a different evaluationreport form for different levels of command.“The report we are assessing for a lieutenant isn’tgoing to be the same for a battalion commanderor general,” Mustion said. “A lieutenant doesn’thave the same responsibilities asa senior leader.”The three forms of reports will becompany, field grade and senior level.Another change to the OER,as directed by the secretary of theArmy, is the responsibilities ofthe rater and senior rater.The rater only writes about theofficer’s manner of performancewhile the senior rater reflects on theofficer’s potential, Mustion said.There will be training teams,starting in late summer, providinginstructions and guidance on thestyle of writing these new bullets.“We will wait until we feel thatthe force is fully trained beforeimplementing the new reportingsystem,” Mustion said. “We will train to standard,not to time.”The third major change Mustion talked about wasbroadening leaders’ experiences, providing the forcewith a deeper depth of knowledge in its officer corps.A lot of officers have been in the same brigadetheir whole careers, and this is a result of the combatoperations, Mustion said. The new timeline showsofficers attending the required career course beforeattaining their next promotion. In addition, they maybe participating in a broadening position, such asserving at a strategic commandcenter, to expand their knowledgeand help them understand the biggerpicture of combat operations.“I want the officers to under-stand the importance in the changesto the officer evaluation reportand how it contributes to leaderdevelopment in our Army,” Mustionsaid. “The most fundamentalchange is that now we are going toassess officers, based on ourleader’s attributes and competency,as outlined in our doctrine. It’sgoing to thrust leader developmentto the forefront of all of our officersand recognize the importantinvestment we all make. What thatentails is that we truly assess ourofficers consistent with our Army doctrine, identifyingour very best performers and identifying thoseofficers with the greatest potential.”For more information, Soldiers can contacttheir personnel office or visit the HRC website at“The Armydecides who staysand who goes. Itwill be a gradualslope, and we’regoing to controlthe pace.”— Maj. Gen.Richard P. MustionNewOERs,forcedrawdownonhorizon
  4. 4. By Susan C. GalentineDirectorate of Public Works Net Zeroand public relations consultantFort Carson, in step with Colorado SpringsUtilities’ drought response, is implementing waterrestrictions to reduce water use on Fort Carson by30 percent through Oct. 30.The garrison, in partnership withBalfour Beatty Communities who hasoversight of Fort Carson Family housing,signed a 2013 Drought ResponseWater Policy May 3, outlining thewater restrictions for housing andnonhousing areas.Effective the beginning of May,most turf areas will only be wateredtwice a week and native grass areaswill not be watered at all.Because of the reduced irrigationthis summer, the community cananticipate that landscaping in manyareas will be less green and more closely resemblenatural vegetation conditions that exist inColorado’s semi-arid climate.Irrigation is allowed no more than twice a weekbetween 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. to minimize evaporation.Balfour Beatty will notify residents of their specificwatering schedule dates.Landscape watering with a drip irrigation system,handheld hoses equipped with an active positiveshut-off nozzle or handheld container is allowedfor trees, shrubs and plants at any time.During the water restriction period, BalfourBeatty does not plan to sod or reseed any lawns orgreen areas in an effort to save water.On the military operations side, units arerequired to use the Central Vehicle Wash Facility towash vehicles rather than motor pool wash racksunless the CVWF is not operational or closed. Theuse of tactical equipment maintenance facility washracks is for maintenance cleaning onlyand requires the use of hoses with apositive shutoff nozzle.Additional water conservationrequirements in the water policy include:S The use of outdoor pools of any sizeduring the water restriction period is pro-hibited. Individuals are encouraged to useFort Carson’s three community pools.S The use of a water hose to clean anypaved surfaces, including driveways, isnot allowed.S Privately owned vehicles on post may onlybe washed at commercial car washes.S To report water leaks in non-Family housing facilities,call the Directorate of Public Works operationsand maintenance contractor, Fort Carson SupportServices, service order desk at 526-5345. To reportwater leaks in Family housing, call 579-1605.Everyone doing their part to help conserve waterin the Pikes Peak Region will help assure that there isan adequate water supply to accomplish the mission,protect the quality of life at Fort Carson and stay ontrack with meeting Net Zero water goal benchmarks.DPW will update the community on the progressmade toward achieving the 30-percent reduction inwater use throughout the summer.For more information, call the Net Zero outreachcontractor at 526-4320.right person for the job,” LaCamera said. “Ryan, youhave been a remarkable deputy commanding generalfor the 4th Inf. Div., and I’ve had the honor and thepleasure serving with you. You continue to proveyourself as a genuine professional, and I have nodoubt you will continue to help produce our nation’swarriors and spread the reputation of excellence thatstands for the 4th Inf. Div.”Gonsalves reflected on his tenure at Fort Carson,where he was originally assigned as a second lieutenant.“It’s been a distinct pleasure to serve here, again. Itis where I first started my military career 28 years ago,”Gonsalves said. “For the last 20 months, I’ve had thepleasure of working with the finest Soldiers and leadersin my career. It is a difficult day for me, and I (have)grown deeply dedicated to the Soldiers and theirFamilies, and wish I could go forward with the divisionfor its upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.”LaCamera thanked Gonsalves for his service andshowed his support for Thomson as he assumes thoseresponsibilities.“The great thing about the Army is that while wesay goodbye to one deputy commanding general,we welcome another, who is equallyqualified to take this division andinstallation to the prize,” LaCamerasaid. “Col. (P) John Thomson III joinsus from (Washington) D.C. Thomsonis combat tested, a proven leaderand I have the confidence that ‘J.T.’will take charge with ease, and givea 110-percent effort to the care anddedication to our mission.”“Welcome to the team; packyour ruck gear, we’re going toAfghanistan,” LaCamera said.Thomson was smiling as heassumed his new role as the deputycommander.“I take great pride in joining theteam and being part of your highstandards of excellence,”Thomson said.“The gates of freedom remain openbecause of all you do. I’m enormouslygrateful for your dedication and amblessed to serve in your ranks.”4 MOUNTAINEER — May 10, 2013from Page 1DCGMaj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, commandinggeneral, 4th Infantry Division and FortCarson, presents Brig. Gen. RyanGonsalves with the Legion of Merit for histenure as deputy commandinggeneral, 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson,as his wife, Janet Gonsalves lookson, during a Hail and FarewellCeremony at Founders Field, May 2.Col. (P) John “J.T.” Thomson III, incom-ing deputy commander, 4th InfantryDivision and Fort Carson, receives thefirst round fired in his honor duringthe 4th Inf. Div. Hail and FarewellCeremony at Founders Field May 2,from 1st Lt. Lucas Fulmer, batterycommander, 1st Battalion, 12thInfantry Regiment, 4th InfantryBrigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div.Drought spurs water restrictionsWater saving tipsEvery effort counts toward helpingconserve water.The following tips from Colorado SpringsUtilities can help reduce water use indoorsand outdoors:S Turn off irrigation systems on rainy days or whenit is extremely windy and adjust sprinklers sothat water lands only on the landscaped area.S Adjust lawn mowers to a higher setting. Longergrass promotes deeper roots and shades the rootzone. Never remove more than one-third of theleaf blade in one mowing. Return mulchedclippings to the lawn.S Spread organic mulch around plants to reduceevaporation and weeds.S Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes.S Take short showers rather than tub baths.Reducing showering time from eight to fiveminutes could save more than 600 gallonsper month.S Don’t run the faucet while brushing teeth.For additional drought updates and waterconservation tips, visit the Colorado SpringsUtilities website at by Sgt. Eric Glassey
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CarsonMain GateACAP counselors help in civilian job searchBy David Winfreyand Meg PearsonU.S. Army InstallationManagement CommandArmy Career and Alumni ProgramSAN ANTONIO — Under theVeterans’ Opportunity to Work Act,transitioning servicemembers mustattend five days of intensive transition-related classroom courses before theycan separate from service.These courses cover the gamut ofjob-searching skills, resumes, education,goal-setting, financial management andmany other vital skills for competingsuccessfully in a crowded job market.“The ACAP center and counselorsplay a critical role in helping lay thefoundation for a successful transition tocivilian life,” said Command Sgt. Maj.Earl L. Rice, U.S. Army InstallationManagement Command senior enlistedleader. “This is an opportunity Soldiershave that not everyone does, and weneed to make good use of it.”Army Career and Alumni Programcounselors provide assistance toSoldiers before, during and afterattending the transition workshops toanswer questions, clarify information andhelp personalize all the informationcoming from departments of Labor,Veterans’ Affairs, Army and otherorganizations that present informationduring the workshops.Before attending the workshop, theACAP counselor helps the transitioningservicemember set thestage for transitionplanning. During thepre-separation briefingand initial counseling,the ACAP counselorassists the servicemem-ber with setting post-military goals, assessingthe state of currentskills, education andtraining, and evaluatingthe steps needed toreach desired goals.This initial counsel-ing and planning leadsto developing a resume— not just the typicaldry, meaningless pieceof paper, but a com-pelling document thatmakes the case for hiring its owner. Astrong resume is a targeted documentthat presents a clear-eyed, compellingpersonal vision for what the applicantwants to do and what relevant knowledge,skills and abilities he brings to thetable. Such a resume requires thoughtand direction; before even starting towrite, an ACAP counselor can help aservicemember define goals and assessstrengths and experience.ACAP counselors can also provideuseful tools for translat-ing military experienceinto transferrable skillsand researching what isrequired in the service-member’s next career.An ACAP counselorbuilds a relationshipwith a servicememberthat will continuethroughout the entiretransition process.During the five-day workshop, ACAPcounselors are availableas subject matter expertsand consultants. Service-members have manyquestions and start toreally think about howto present their skillsand strengths to their next employer.“ACAP has been available totransitioning servicemembers for years,but with the new VOW Act legislation,the focus is much stronger on preparingpeople for their next careers,” saidRice. “We owe these heroes no less.”In addition to setting goals andbuilding a targeted resume, the workshopclasses provide excellent information oneffective job-searching, which also beginswith careful planning. The militaryoccupational specialty crosswalk is atool that provides the “gap analysis”between current experience and jobgoals. As servicemembers start to realizethe importance of having specific goals,and having a timeline to achieve thosegoals, they begin to formulate theirIndividualTransition Plans.The ITP is animportant navigational tool for keepingtransition focused and on track to wherethe next big opportunity lies.ACAP counselors contribute tothe ITP with one-on-one guidance andfeedback. Servicemembers can reachback to their ACAP counselors to goover individual concerns, get helpbrainstorming and articulating skills,and get personalized guidance on howto best present skills and experienceon a resume.Transitioning servicemembers willhave a draft resume by the end ofthe workshop. This is a great time tofollow-up with an ACAP counselor forfeedback and guidance on the next steps.Whether a servicemember needs helpSee ACAP on Page 13“The focus ismuch strongeron preparingpeople for theirnext careers.We owe theseheroes no less.”— Command Sgt. Maj.Earl L. Rice
  6. 6. 6 MOUNTAINEER — May 10, 2013THURSDAY, MAY 30 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.Doubletree by Hilton 1775 E. Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd. ,Colorado SpringsFor more information, call 471-7080, ext. 140, or e-mail swhite@ppacg.orgJoin us for our main presentation (3:00-4:00 p.m.) featuring:An update on Fort Carson from senior leadership.A community update from Dennis Hisey, Chair, El Paso CountyBoard of County Commissioners & Chair, Pikes Peak AreaCouncil of Governments Board of DirectorsA Question and Answer Panel follows (4:00-5:00 p.m.) with:HMajor General Paul J. LaCamera, Commanding General,4th Infantry Division & Fort Carson,HCommissioner Hisey,HMajor General G. Wesley Clark (ret, USAF), Chair, PeakMilitary Care Network,HTerrance McWilliams, Director of Military & VeteransHAspenPointeOpen House/Social Hour: 5:00-6:00 p.m.Carson, the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, andcommunity leaders; and learn more by visiting informationalbooths.Moderator: Jennifer Horbelt, Anchor/Journalist, KOAA, News 5YOUR COMMITMENT TO THE NATION IS PROVEN.LET US PROVE OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU.EXPERIENCE OUR COMMITMENT877.628.6828 | UNIVERSITYNational University‘s understanding of the military is evident in the enhancededucational experience we offer to you, including:Flexibility with course schedules during deploymentSpecial military tuition ratesMembership in the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) ConsortiumA nonprofit institutionTM© 2013 National University 12601IR CMMOCUROYUE OVORS PT UELT.MENT TAATE NO THTUOO YT TNEMTIMMOR C.NEVROS PN IOITs understanding of the military is e‘National Universityeducational experience we ofFlexibility with course schedules during deploymentSpecial military tuition ratesMembership in the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortiumofit institutionA nonprvs understanding of the military is e:gnidulcni,uoyofer teducational experience we ofFlexibility with course schedules during deploymentSpecial military tuition ratesMembership in the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) ConsortiumdecnahneehtnitnedivMembership in the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) ConsortiumLCUROCEIENREPXE877.628.6828 | |© 2013 National University 12601Story and photo bySgt. William Smith4th Infantry Division PublicAffairs OfficeAfter doctors told her she’d never walkagain, Spc. Elizabeth Wasil ditched herwheelchair and pushed herself into theswimming pool.“Seeing that is something I will neverforget,” said Lisa Stratman, Wasil’sstrength coach and World Class AthleteProgram assistant coach. “She used herarms and upper body to propel her throughthe water and started rehabbing herself.”Wasil sustained bilateral hip injurieswhile she was deployed to Iraq in 2010.Through sheer determination she qualifiedfor the Warrior Games as part of TeamArmy in 2012 and 2013.“The Warrior Games changed mylife,” Wasil said. “It took me from aWarrior Transition (Battalion) Soldier whowas struggling to try to return to the Army,to a (WCAP) member in one year.”A swimmer with WCAP, Wasilunderwent rigorous physical therapy. Threeyears after her injuries, she qualified forthe Paralympics in swimming.Because she qualifies in swimmingevents for the Paralympics, Wasil willrepresent the Army at the 2013 WarriorGames in wheelchair racing, shot put,discus and cycling. Since 2011, theWarrior Games have encouraged woundedwarriors from all of the services toget physically active. The games takeplace Saturday through May 17 at theU.S. Air Force Academy and OlympicTraining Center.“(The games) gave me a whole newdrive, showed me things I never would’veknown that I was even able to do,” Wasilsaid. “It gave me an entire different outletthat I didn’t know was there. It helps giveinjured Soldiers a really strong foundationamongst each other, because there is nobetter support than a fellow injured Soldier.”Wasil’s determination has broughtinspiration to others.“She is the poster child for Paralympicgames,” said Capt. Jason Barber, strengthcoach, WCAP. “She has overcome adver-sity through hard work and determination.She is a great person to be around.”Wasil said her goal is to establishcompetitive times within the sports thatshe will be participating in, so that morefemale athletes have the opportunity tocompete, and to represent Team Army thebest that she can.Wasil said that she is appreciative of allthe Warrior Games athletes for all of thehelp they have given to her.“I cannot express how grateful that Iam for the support,” she said. “(TheWarrior Games) is an amazing programthat helps Soldiers heal.”Editor’s note:This is the fourth feature highlighting Fort Carson participantsin the 2013 Warrior Games held Saturday-Thursday, at the U.S. OlympicTraining Center in Colorado Springs and the U.S. Air Force Academy.Warrior GamesAthlete defies oddsSpc. Elizabeth Wasil, swimmer,World Class Athlete Program,practices her wheelchair raceevents for the Warrior GamesTuesday7,2013atCarsonMiddleSchool, Fort Carson. Wasil willbe competing in hand-cycling,wheelchair racing, shotput,and discus events.
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Andrew Porch2nd Armored Brigade CombatTeam Public Affairs Office, 4thInfantry DivisionFeet shuffling back and forthas blows are traded, sweat andblood hitting the canvas, is just ascene out of a movie for some, butfor Staff Sgt. Reyes Marquez it ishis everyday life.During his seven-year Armycareer, Marquez, indirect fireinfantryman, Headquarters andHeadquarters Company, 2ndBattalion, 8th Infantry Regiment,2nd Armored Brigade CombatTeam, 4th Infantry Division, hasspent time in the Old Guard,served a tour in Afghanistan andcompeted at the highest levels ofamateur boxing as a part of theWorld Class Athlete Program.Marquez is now with theWCAP for his second tour, andknows he’s lucky to get the chanceto do what he loves.“I feel a sense of pride knowingthat I deployed, and now I am boxingfor the Army,” said Marquez.Coaches welcomed Marquezback to the WCAP boxing teambecause of his devotion to both thesport and the Army.“His dedication is above parcompared to a lot of Soldiers,”said Staff Sgt. Alexis Ramos,assistant boxing coach, WCAP.Marquez first boxed in theArmy in 2008 when he won theAll-Army tournament, later joiningWCAP in 2009, and plans tocompete in the 2016 Olympics.“As a boxer, he is going to getStaff Sgt. Reyes Marquez, indirect fire infantryman, Headquarters and HeadquartersCompany, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4thInfantry Division, and a boxer with the World Class Athlete Program, trains with a speed bagon Fort Carson, April 30. Marquez said the speed bag increases his hand-eye coordinationand helps with landing his punches more accurately.WCAP return spurs 2016 Olympic dreamStaff Sgt. Reyes Marquez, right, indirect fire infantryman, Headquarters and HeadquartersCompany, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team,4th Infantry Division, lands a right cross on fellow WCAP boxer Spc. Steven Nelson duringa sparring session on Fort Carson, April 30.far,” said Ramos. “He has tremen-dous potential to make it to the topof the nation, and possibly makeit to the Olympics in 2016.”Marquez said he strives toown the ring and always dohis best.“There is something aboutknowing it’s just you and oneother guy in the ring,” saidMarquez. “It depends on (who)wants it more; that’s what makesme strive to be the best boxer inthe ring.”Fighting at 152 pounds, downfrom his normal weight of 165,Marquez captured the seniormen’s title in the welterweightdivision at the USA BoxingNationals held in Spokane, Wash.,April 1-6.“The competition this yearwas steep,” said Marquez. “At theend of the day, you have to pushyourself. There are a couple fightsthat you have to go through, andwhether you have the will or theyhave the will, that’s who will winthe fight.”Being an elite boxer doesn’tcome easy.Tuesday, Thursday andSaturday are sparring days, saidMarquez. Athletes have to watchwhat they eat, and cutting weightis hard when it is timeto get ready for a fight, but allthe work he puts in is worth it.“Every morning we get upand run, or do strength condi-tioning with the coaches,” saidMarquez. “That is something Ienjoy doing; I don’t really countthat as being hard. When you getin the ring, that is what is goingto pay off in the end.”Marquez brings more to theteam than just his love of the sport.“I think he makes the teambetter by providing experience,”said Ramos. “He has been therebefore. He has a lot of mentorshiphe can provide to the youngerboxers coming into the program.”Marquez knows he can’t stayin the ring forever.“One of my future goals isbecoming a coach at WCAP,” hesaid. “If not, I want to open myown gym. Boxing is one of thosesports that keeps a lot of youngkids from getting in trouble.”“There issomethingabout knowingit’s just you andone other guyin the ring.”— Staff Sgt. Reyes Marquez
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  10. 10. 11MayisMilitaryAppreciationMonth-ActiveDutyMilitaryRideFreeColorado Springs, Transit Services Division, is honored to serve you. All activeduty members of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, NationalGuard and Reserves ride free on the local fixed-route city buses.To ride free, active duty military personnel must present, to the driver, an activeduty military ID card or wear the appropriate uniform at time of boarding.Offer applies to fixed-route service only.Month of MayMountain Metropolitan Transitappreciates your service to our countryColorado SpringsNATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITYAssociate, Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees(719) 590-8300csadmissions@national.eduWe are in the Ft. Carson Education Centerevery TuesdayAsk about our5 1/2 week classes!National American University is regionally accredited by The Higher LearningCommission and a member of the North Central Association|www.ncahlc.org6/2012AccountingBusinessCriminal JusticeHealthcareInformation TechnologyREDUCEDTUITIONfor militarypersonnelANDdependents**Must provide a valid military ID card.The individual pictured is not an actual service member.Experience a Warmer andMore Personal Approach toYour Cosmetic Surgical NeedsMEMBERAMERICAN SOCIETY OFPLASTIC SURGEONS, INC.MILITARY DISCOUNTSConveniently located Downtown Colorado SpringsFREE COSMETIC CONSULTATIONDr. Raskin specializes inDouglasJ.Raskin,M.D.,D.M.DHarvard,StanfordandBaylorTrainedBoardCertifiedbytheAmericanBoardofPlasticSurgeryActiveMemberAmericanSocietyofPlasticSurgeons578-9988559 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite mddmd@pcisys.netPvt. Jonathan T. Jordan, 704th Brigade SupportBattalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4thInfantry Division, was convicted, consistent withhis plea, by a military judge, of one specificationof Article 85, desertion; four specifications ofArticle 86, AWOL; and two specificationsof Article 112a, wrongful use of a controlledsubstance, during an April 11 special court-martial. He was sentenced to nine monthsconfinement and a bad conduct discharge.Sgt. Chad A. Sherman, 3rd Bn., 29th Field ArtilleryRegiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4thInf. Div., was convicted, contrary to his plea,by an enlisted panel, of one specification ofArticle 112a, wrongful use of a controlledsubstance; and one specification of Article 134,communicating a threat during an April 19 specialcourt-martial. He was sentenced to reduction toprivate, forfeiture of two-thirds of pay and allowancesfor two months and a bad conduct discharge.Pfc. Kimberly Rivera, 2nd Bn., 77th FA Reg., 4th IBCT,4th Inf. Div., was convicted, consistent with her plea,by a military judge, of two violations of Article 85,desertion, during an April 29 general court-martial.She was sentenced to reduction to private,forfeiture of all pay and allowances, 14 monthsconfinement and a dishonorable discharge.Pfc. Jermaine Collins Sr., 1st Bn., 66thArmor Reg., 1stABCT, 4th Inf. Div., was convicted, contrary to hispleas, by a military judge, of one violation of Article85, desertion; and two violations of Article 86,AWOL; and, consistent with his plea, to one charge ofArticle 92, violation of a lawful order, during a May1 general court-martial. He was sentenced to reduc-tion to private, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, 14months confinement and a bad conduct discharge.The following are the results of cases triedon Fort Carson from April 11-May 1.Courts-MartialMay 10, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER
  11. 11. 12 MOUNTAINEER — May 10, 2013BecomeafanoftheColoradoSpringsBusinessJournalonFacebookorfollowusonTwitter@CSBizJournalGetbreakingnewsandheadlinesthroughouttheday,learnaboutupcomingevents,specialoffersandmore!Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Ruth Pagán2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team PublicAffairs Office, 4th Infantry DivisionGrins and excited chatter greeted the sun as it roseover Red Rock Canyon in Colorado Springs April 25.Soldiers with Headquarters and HeadquartersTroop, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd ArmoredBrigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division,brought their Family members to the canyon to jointhem for morning physical training and get a peekinto their Soldiers’ work day.“This is a Family-oriented PT session whereSoldiers and Family members are allowed to gettogether to build cohesion in an informal settingoutside the Army environment,” said Capt. JohnRigsbee, commander, HHT. “The first sergeant andI wanted to get the Families together to show them‘this is the kind of things your Soldier goes throughevery morning,’ but in a more fun environment.”The PT session consisted of a safety brief by 1stSgt. Michael Oliver, senior enlisted leader, HHT,then a four-mile walk or jog, depending on Familymembers’ abilities.“My daughter felt really good about herself, beingable to jog with Soldiers,” said Sgt. Tonietta Morris,training room noncommissioned officer, HHT. “PTshouldn’t just be limited to Soldiers; this is a way toget the Family involved, and I think that is great.”All members of the “family” were invited toparticipate, from children to pets.“I like being able to spend time with my mom,”said William Paulk, 11, son of Sgt. 1st Class StaniPaulk, information operations noncommissionedofficer, HHT. “It was exciting going on the trailand through the rocks.”The setting of Red Rock Canyon bolstered thecamaraderie felt between the Soldiers and Familymembers.“Being able to meet everyone’s Family brings thetroop closer together as a family,” Morris said.“This is a cool place to come and do PT as a unit.”The troop has plans to do similar Family PTsessions monthly.Soldiers andFamilies ofHeadquartersandHeadquartersTroop, 2ndSpecialTroopsBattalion,2nd ArmoredBrigadeCombatTeam, 4thInfantryDivision,walk thetrails of RedRock Canyonin ColoradoSprings,April 25.Sgt. 1st ClassChristopher Trujilloleads Headquartersand Headquarters Troop,2nd Special TroopsBattalion, 2nd ArmoredBrigade Combat Team,4th Infantry Division,Families along atrail at Red RocksCanyon in ColoradoSprings, April 25.FamilyPTbuildscohesion,camaraderieDebbie Roubal DDS, P.C.(719) 636-1933830 Tenderfoot Hill Road, Suite #250www.springsteeth.comWorking directly with the militarycommunity has been one of themost rewarding experiences inmy 20 year dental career.
  12. 12. 13May 10, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERDrive all over town or search the Internet – you’ll pay more for thesame things you’ll find at Goodwill. Shop with us. Your moneystays here, helping others in need. Try finding that online.Whatever you’re looking for,look no further than Goodwill.DiscoverMyGoodwill.orgTown hall connects leaders, FamiliesStory and photo by Spc. Andrew Ingram1st Armored Brigade Combat Team Public AffairsOffice, 4th Infantry DivisionCAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait — Senior leaders of 1stArmored Brigade CombatTeam, 4th Infantry Division, fieldedquestions from Soldiers, Families and loved ones during thefirst “Raider” Brigade Facebook Town Hall, April 13.Questions ranged from rumors the brigade could begoing to Korea, to the possibility of sending Soldiers homeearly from a deployment to Camp Buehring, Kuwait.When questions appeared on the Raider Brigade’sFacebook page wall, leaders at Fort Carson and CampBuehring worked together to provide the best answer.“Communication is an important part of keeping ourSoldiers and Families resilient, particularly duringdeployments,” said Col. Joel Tyler, commander, 1st ABCT.“This town hall meeting provided an excellent opportunityto use familiar technology to share command informationin real time.”Tyler and Command Sgt. Maj. Edison Rebuck, brigadesenior enlisted leader, said they were grateful to theSoldiers and their loved ones for participating in the eventand encouraged the Raiders to remain strong as the brigadecontinues its nine-month deployment.“I want to thank you for your patience and yourresiliency as we go down this road together,” Tyler said.Rebuck suggested Family members band togetherand take advantage of services offered for Families ofdeployed Soldiers.“What I would ask of each and every one of you is tostay engaged with your Family readiness groups,”Rebuck said. “Make sure they know all your points ofcontact so you can feed information our way, and we canpass information on to you.”Soldiers and their Families can submit questions tothe brigade Facebook page and expect a response within24 hours, said Capt. Tanya Roman, public affairs officer,1st ABCT. To take advantage of this opportunity, visit, and post questions.“Keeping our Soldiers and their Family membersinformed is one of the brigade commander’s main priorities,”Roman said. “That is why we do events like this. We are eagerto ease the stress caused by lack of information, and havefound social media to be very helpful in providing immediateresponses; something our Families seem to appreciate.”The next Raider Brigade Facebook town hall is slatedfor June 22.polishing off a resume or even justgetting started, an ACAP counselor isa valuable resource.The ACAP counselor can review aresume to make sure it “pops” andstrongly presents the servicemember’svalue to that next employer.Counselors coach servicemembers onhow to tailor a resume to the job hewants and is a good second set ofeyes to be sure the resume is sharpand error-free.Most of all, ACAP counselors canhelp servicemembers make the resumematter by assisting them with all theother important pieces of an effectivejob search, to include networking,researching and interviewing.“Use your ACAP counselors togood advantage,” Rice said. “Theyare your enablers — your forcemultipliers as you take on the transitionto your next phase of life.”from Page 5ACAPArmy Career and AlumniProgram counselors have:• Professional experience fromvarying backgrounds• Knowledge of best practicesin resumes and job searches• Understanding of militarycareers as well as civiliancareers• Masters degreesCol. Joel Tyler, left, commander,1st Armored Brigade CombatTeam, 4th Infantry Division,and brigade staff answerquestions posed by “Raider”Brigade Soldiers and theirloved ones during a FacebookTown Hall, April 13 at CampBuehring, Kuwait.
  13. 13. MOUNTAINEER — May 10, 2013MiscellaneousSelf-help weed control program — Department ofDefense regulations require training for peopleapplying pesticides on military installations. Unitsinterested in participating in the program must sendSoldiers for training on the proper handling, trans-portation and application of herbicides. Onceindividuals are properly trained by the Directorate ofPublic Works base operations contractor, Fort CarsonSupport Services, Soldiers can be issued theappropriate products and equipment so units can treatweeds in rocked areas around their unit. Weed controltraining sessions for Soldiers are available the firstand third Monday of the month through Septemberfrom 10 a.m. to noon in building 3711. Products andequipment will be available for Soldiers on a handreceipt. Each unit may send up to five people fortraining. For more information about the DPWSelf-Help Weed Control Program, call 492-0166.Finance travel processing — All inbound andoutbound Temporary Lodging Expense, “Do itYourself ” Moves, servicemember and Familymember travel, travel advance pay and travel payinquiries will be handled in building 1218, room 231.Call 526-4454 or 524-2594 for more information.First Sergeants’Barracks Program 2020 — is locatedin building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hoursof operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Theoffice assists Soldiers with room assignments andterminations. For more information call 526-9707.Recycle incentive program — The Directorate ofPublic Works has an incentive program toprevent recyclable waste from going to the landfill.Participating battalions can earn monetary rewardsfor turning recyclable materials in to the Fort CarsonRecycle Center, building 155. Points are assigned forthe pounds of recyclable goods turned in and everyparticipating battalion receives money quarterly. Call526-5898 for more information about the program.Sergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort CarsonSergeantAudie Murphy Club meets the thirdTuesdayof each month at the Family Connection Center from11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC is open to allactive members and those interested in becomingfuture SAMC members. The club was originally aU.S. Forces Command organization of elite noncom-missioned officers but is now an Armywide programfor those who meet the criteria and have proventhemselves to be outstanding NCOs through a board/leadership process. Contact SAMC president Sgt. 1stClass Dawna Brown at 526-3983 for information.Directorate of Public Works services — DPW isresponsible for a wide variety of services on FortCarson. Services range from repair and maintenanceof facilities to equipping units with a sweeper andcleaning motor pools. Listed below are phonenumbers and points of contact for services:• Facility repair/service orders — FortCarson Support Services service order desk can bereached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergen-cies or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage,damaged traffic signs or other facility damage.• Refuse/trash and recycling — Call EricBailey at 719-491-0218 or email when needing trash containers, trashis overflowing or emergency service is required.• Facility custodial services — Call BryanDorcey at 526-6670 or email for service needs or to report complaints.• Elevator maintenance — Call BryanDorcey at 526-6670 or email• Motor pool sludge removal/disposal —Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or• Repair and utility/self-help — Call GaryGrant at 526-5844 or email Use this number to obtain self-helptools and equipment or a motorized sweeper.• Base operations contracting officerrepresentative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262or email for questionson snow removal, grounds maintenance andcontractor response to service orders.• Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at524-0786 or email torequest latrines, for service or to report damagedor overturned latrines.• Signs — Call Jim Diorio, Fort CarsonSupport Services, at 896-0797 or 524-2924 oremail to request a facility,parking or regulatory traffic sign.The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — isable to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building1430, room 233. During duty hours, Soldiersshould call 526-4563. The 24-hour phone numberfor after hours, holidays and weekends is 526-0051.Briefings75th Ranger Regiment briefings — are held Tuesdaysin building 1430, room 150, from noon to 1 p.m.Soldiers must be private-sergeant first class with aminimum General Technical Score of 105; be a U.S.citizen; score 240 or higher on the Army PhysicalFitness Test; and pass a Ranger physical. Call 524-2691 or visit Notification/Assistance Officer training —is held May 21-23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at VeteransChapel. Class is limited to the first 50 people. Call526-5613/5614 for details.Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. tonoon the second and third Wednesday of eachmonth at the Freedom Performing Arts Center,building 1129 at the corner of Specker Avenueand Ellis Street. The Retirement Services Officerecommends spouses accompany Soldiers to thebriefing. Call 526-2840 for more information.ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held thefirst and third Wednesday of each month. Briefingsign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier ReadinessBuilding, building 1042, room 244, on afirst-come, first-served basis. Soldiers must bewithin 120 days of their expiration term of service,but must attend no later than 30 days prior totheir ETS or start of transition leave. Call526-2240/8458 for more information.Disposition Services — Defense Logistics AgencyDisposition Services Colorado Springs, located inbuilding 381, conducts orientations Fridays from12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLAprocesses to include turning in excess property,reutilizing government property, web-based toolsavailable, special handling of property and environ-mental needs. To schedule an orientation, contactArnaldo Borrerorivera at for receiving/turn in; Mike Welsh for reutilization/web tools; orRufus Guillory at briefings — are held Tuesdays inbuilding 1129, Freedom Performing Arts Center.Sign-in for Soldiers heading overseas is at 7 a.m.and the briefing starts at 7:30 a.m. Sign-in forpersonnel being reassigned stateside is at 1 p.m.,with the briefing starting at 1:30 p.m. Soldiers arerequired to bring Department of the Army Form5118, signed by their physician and battalioncommander, and a pen to complete forms. Call526-4730/4583 for details.Army ROTC Green-to-Gold briefings — are heldthe first and third Tuesday of each month at noonat the education center, building 1117, room 120.Call University of Colorado-Colorado SpringsArmy ROTC at 262-3475 for more information.Hours of OperationCentral Issue Facility• In-processing — Monday-Thursday from7:30-10:30 a.m.• Initial and partial issues — Monday-Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m.• Cash sales/report of survey — Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.• Direct exchange and partial turn ins —Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30 a.m.• Full turn ins — by appointment only; call526-3321.• Unit issues and turn ins — requireapproval, call 526-5512/6477.Education Center hours of operation — TheMountain Post Training and Education Center,building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows:• Counselor Support Center — Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11a.m. to 4:30 p.m.• Army Learning Center — Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.• Defense Activity for NontraditionalEducation Support andArmy PersonnelTesting —Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m.Repair and Utility self-help — has moved to building217 and is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Medical Activity Correspondence Departmentoffice hours — The Correspondence (Release ofInformation) Office in the Patient AdministrationDivision hours are Monday-Wednesday andFriday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closedThursday and federal holidays. Call 526-7322 or526-7284 for details.Work Management Branch — The DPW WorkManagement Branch, responsible for processingwork orders — Facilities Engineering WorkRequests, DA Form 4283 — is open for processingwork orders and other in-person support from7-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Afternoon customersupport is by appointment only, call 526-2900.The Work Management Branch is located inbuilding 1219.Claims Office hours — are Monday-Friday from 9a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., located on the first floorof building 6222, 1633 Mekong Street. Shipmentunder Full Replacement Value claimants mustsubmit Department of Defense Form 1840R or AfterDelivery Form 1851 for additionally discovereditems to the carrier within 75 days online. Claimantsmust log into Defense Personal Property System at and submit the claim withinnine months directly to the carrier to receive fullreplacement value for missing or destroyed items.All other claims should be submitted to the ClaimsOffice within two years of the date of delivery ordate of incident. Call the Fort Carson ClaimsOffice at 526-1355 for more information.Legal services — provided at the Soldier ReadinessProcessing site are for Soldiers undergoing the SRPprocess. The SRP Legal Office will onlyprovide powers of attorney or notary services toSoldiers processing through the SRP. Retirees,Family members and Soldiers not in the SRP processcan receive legal assistance and powers of attorney atthe main legal office located at 1633 Mekong St.,building 6222, next to the Family Readiness Center.Legal assistance prepares powers of attorney andperforms notary services on a walk-in basis from8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays andFridays, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays.Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationDFAC Friday Saturday-Sunday Monday-ThursdayStack Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.Wolf Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Dinner: ClosedClosed Breakfast: 6:45-9 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.Warfighter(Wilderness Road Complex)Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Dinner: ClosedClosed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Dinner: ClosedLaRochelle10th SFG(A)Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Dinner: ClosedClosed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Dinner: ClosedSpecial Forces briefings areheld Wednesdays from noonto 1 p.m.Special Operations Forcesbriefings are heldWednesdays from 1-2 p.m.Briefings are held in building 1430, room 123. Call524-1461 or visit
  14. 14. 15May 10, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERStory and photos bySgt. Jonathan C. Thibault4th Combat Aviation Brigade Public AffairsOffice, 4th Infantry DivisionIn the military, 76 percent of all firstmarriages end in divorce and two out of fivemarried couples are involved in domestic assault,according to Chap. (Capt.) Paul Roman.“These are ridiculous statistics. I believethat (marriage) retreats can help people learnhow to communicate well and know how tojuggle their military and home life, whichwill make them better Soldiers with strongerFamilies,” said Roman, brigade chaplain, 4thCombat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division.“My goal in the military is to helpcreate people (who) are responsible enoughto take care of their Families, to teach them tocommunicate and love each other,” said Roman.During a 60-day campaign, Roman hasprovided relationship guidance to 220 couples,150 single Soldiers and 64 Families throughthe course of 20 retreats.The 220 couples were counseled duringmarriage retreats at Glen Eyrie Big HornLodge in Colorado Springs, April 25.Roman believes there are many roles thatSoldiers have to take on and wants to createhealthy Families and Soldiers in the military.“I want to stop this cycle of divorce andnegative things happening in marriages thatare pervasive in the Army,” Roman said.Besides the retreat classes, couples got toengage in teambuilding activities conductedon Glen Eyrie’s Transformation Course.Dr. Greg Cope, transformation coursedirector, uses the course to teach couples tocommunicate through experiences performedon each obstacle of the course.“I think people learn more through activelearning,” said Cope. “They learn faster becausethey relate to that experience. My job is to pull thesecouples out of business mode and put them into playmode, which helps with the learning process.I give them guided questions at the end,and the experience is enough to help themapply these activities to real-life events.”Staff Sgts. Mindy and Theo Nalezynski,both from Company D, 2nd General AviationSupport Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment,4th CAB, 4th Inf. Div., both said theybenefited from attending the retreat.“The retreat has taught me to be a betterlistener and not to jump to conclusionswithout talking about it with my husband,” saidMindy Nalezynski. “I have a better perspectiveon communication now.”“Definitely, this retreat has given me a betterunderstanding of the opposite sex, and it helps usget away from the office for awhile,” said TheoNalezynski. “These activities help us understandhow important it is to communicate.”Roman plans to continue ramping up hisprograms despite the challenges of a shrinkingbudget, noting money issues will not hinder theprograms because he can hold them anywhere. Hisgoal is to show Soldiers that the Army and the 4thCAB leadership cares about them and their Families.Staff Sgts. Mindy and TheoNalezynski, both fromCompany D, 2nd GeneralSupport Aviation Battalion,4th Aviation Regiment,4th Combat AviationBrigade, 4th InfantryDivision, climb the rockwall at the transformationcourse at Glen Eyriein Colorado Springs,April 25, tied together andcarryinga cup of water.CouplesimprovecommunicationChap. (Capt.) Paul Roman, brigade chaplain, 4th CombatAviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, counsels couples ofthe 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th AviationRegiment, 4th CAB, 4th Inf. Div., during a marriage retreatat Glen Eyrie Big Horn Lodge in Colorado Springs, April 25.Dr. Greg Cope, right, director of transformationcourse, briefs couples from the 2nd GeneralSupport Aviation Battalion, 4th AviationRegiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4thInfantry Division, about the transformationcourse at Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs, April 25.“My goal ... is to help createpeople (who) are responsibleenough to take care of theirFamilies, to teach them tocommunicate and love each other.”— Chap. (Capt.) Paul Roman
  15. 15. 16 MOUNTAINEER — May 10, 2013Claims to the estateSpc.Trinidad Santiago — With deepest regret tothe Family of the deceased. Anyone havingclaims against or indebtedness to his estateshould contact 1st Lt. Jason Borque at 503-1051.Spc. Charles McClure — With deepest regret tothe Family of the deceased. Anyone havingclaims against or indebtedness to his estateshould contact 1st Lt. Jason Borque at 503-1051.Upcoming eventsJob fair — hosts a job fair Tuesdayat the Elkhorn Conference Center from 10 2 p.m. Open to all servicemembers, veteransand Family members, attendees may pre-registeronline at Call678-819-4153 or visit more information.TRICARE challenges — UnitedHealthcare Military& Veterans assumed management of the TRICAREprogram for the western region April 1. There areno changes to supported benefits for TRICAREbeneficiaries and all existing referrals for coveredbenefits will be honored by UMV. Questions aboutcovered benefits or TRICARE coverage should bedirected to the TRICARE Service Center insideEvans Army Community Hospital or UMV at888-874-9378. For more information, visithttps://www.uhcmilitarywest. com.Employment Expo — Pikes Peak CommunityCollege hosts a military and veterans employmentexpo Wednesday through May 17. The college,located at 5675 S. Academy Blvd., offers freeresume, interviewing and branding classes from7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 15-16 and an opportunityto meet with potential employers May 17 from9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is open to all service-members, veterans and spouses. Visit for more information and to register.General announcementsSpouses club gives back — The Mountain PostSpouses Club donated funds raised throughoutthe year to the 4th Infantry Division gift shop,the Mountain Post Santa’s Workshop, the IvyMountain Layette, Big Brothers and Big Sistersof the Pikes Peak Region Crawford House SafePassage and the Southeast Armed ServicesYMCA. Email formore information or to get involved with the club.Changes to dining facility — Beginning June 1the Evans Army Community Hospital DFACwill reduce menu options on weekends andholidays. Weekends and federal holiday hoursare: breakfast, 6:30-8:30 a.m.; lunch, 11 1 p.m.; and dinner, 4-5:30 p.m. The DFACoffers an assortment of nutritious grab-n-goitems during these meal hours: breakfast —assorted beverages, cold cereal, assortedpastries, hard-boiled eggs, breakfast burritos,scones, muffins, fresh fruit, yogurt; lunch anddinner — assorted beverages, assorted pre-madesandwiches, assorted pre-made salads, freshfruit, yogurt, assorted desserts. Call 526-7968or 7973 for more information.Library program — for military Familiesoffers homework and studying help from aprofessional tutor, any time of day or night, freefor K-12 students in military Families. Expert tutorsare available online 24/7 to help students in morethan 16 subjects, including math, science, Englishand social studies. can also help withstandardized test prep, Advance Placement examsand with college essays. Visit for more information.Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey —Patients may fill out and return the APLSS to helpminimize the impact of budget cuts on medicalcare. Evans Army Community Hospital receivesfunding based on patients seen and customersatisfaction. Positive surveys returned can bring inup to $800. Help keep providers and departmentsand clinics fully functional. Call 526-7256 formore information.New health care system — United Health CareMilitary and Veterans became the prime TRICAREcontractor this month. As with any large scaletransition, there are inevitable challenges to workthrough. If a patient is experiencing any unusualoccurrences or has questions about primary caremanager changes, network referrals, authorizedproviders, or these type issues, contact theUnited Health Care Military and Veterans callcenter at 877-988-WEST(9378).New EFMP Location — The Exceptional FamilyMember Program at the Evans Army CommunityHospital campus is now located in room 2124of the Woods Soldier Family Care Center. EFMPis open Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to3:30 p.m.; overseas screenings are conductedon Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact EFMP at526-7805 for more informationAdult immunizations — Adult patients can visittheir Family Medicine Clinics for all immunizations.The Allergy Clinic will no longer provide adultimmunizations. Contact your primary medicalprovider or clinic for more informationSeeking volunteers — Cub Scout Pack 264needs volunteers for den leaders and committeemembers. No experience is needed. Trainingwill be provided by Boy Scouts of America staff.There is always a need for new volunteers tofill positions or just help out at various activities.Contact the Committee Chair, Johnathon Jobsonat or the Cub Master,Robert Jepsen, put Scout Volunteer in the subject line.Triple Threat expands — The Southeast FamilyCenter and Armed Services YMCA hosts TripleThreat meetings for Family members of militarypersonnel dealing with post-traumatic stressdisorder. Groups meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursdayevenings at the YMCA located at 2190 Jet WingDrive in Colorado Springs. Contact Larry Palma at559-376-5389 or for details.Medications self-care program suspended — Due tofiscal constraints, Evans Army Community Hospitalis suspending the over-the-counter medicationself-care program. All self-care classes have beencancelled pending further information, and traininginformation will be removed from the EvansPreventive Medicine Web page. Contact PreventiveMedicine at 526-8201 for more information.Operation Mentor — Big Brothers Big Sistersseeks children ages 9-16 from military Familiesto participate in the military mentoring program,which matches children with adult volunteers whoserve as positive role models. Visit for more information.Annual Weingarten notice — In accordance withthe requirements of 5 USC 7114(a)(3), this is toadvise bargaining unit employees that: you areentitled to union representation in meetings heldin connection with an investigation if: 1. Themeeting is conducted by one or more agencyrepresentatives. 2. The agency representatives areconducting an examination in connection with aninvestigation. 3. You are in the bargaining unit. 4.You reasonably believe that the examination mayresult in disciplinary action. 5. You request unionrepresentation. All five conditions must be met.Inclement weather procedures for Gate 19 —The Directorate of Emergency Services operatesGate 19 Monday-Friday from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.,regardless of inclement weather or roadconditions along Essayons Road, which is anunimproved road. Essayons Road is also usedto access several ranges and training areas, sothe road remains open during all conditions. Inorder to notify the motorists of the actual roadconditions, two “Downrange Road Conditions”status signs are now located along Butts andEssayons roads showing whether road conditionsare green, amber or red. One sign is at theintersection of Butts Road and Airfield Road,facing north, and the other is on EssayonsRoad just inside Gate 19, facing inbound traffic.Clinic name changes — Two of the Family medicineclinics are in the process of changing names. IronHorse Family Medicine Clinic (located on thesecond floor of Evans Army Community Hospital)is changing its name to Warrior Family MedicineClinic. Evans Family Medicine Clinic (located onthe second floor of the Woods Soldier Family CareClinic) is changing its name to Iron Horse FamilyMedicine Clinic. These are only name changes.Beneficiaries will continue to see assigned primarycare manager/team in their regular clinic location.Automated medical referral — A new automatedreminder system is now in place for medicalreferrals. Beneficiaries who are referred to acivilian specialist in the network will receivea phone call from the Colorado Springs MilitaryHealth System. The call will remind patients tomake an appointment. If a patient has already madean appointment, an option will allow him to reportthat information. There is also an option to cancelthe referral. Unless acted upon, these reminderswill recur at 20, 60 and 120 days. Call 524-2637for more information on the automated call system.Thrift shop accepts credit cards — The FortCarson Thrift Shop is now accepting debit andcredit cards. The shop, located in building 305, isopen Tuesday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Contact Gail Olson at 526-5966 or for more information orto learn about volunteer opportunities.Donations may be dropped off at the storeduring normal business hours or at the recyclingcenter located near the main exchange.IMCOM recruits — Installation ManagementCommand is recruiting junior and mid-levelemployees to participate in a DevelopmentalAssignment Program. DAP is designed tosupport functional and leadership training,which is one of the essential pillars of the HQ,IMCOM Campaign Plan LOE 3. Eligibleapplicants are IMCOM appropriated-fundemployees (GS7-GS13) and nonappropriatedfund employees (NAF-5 and below, in positionscomparable to GS7-GS13). The DAP isbased on a systematic plan specializing indevelopmental assignments through variousfunctional areas for a period of up to 60 days.The program provides multifunctional trainingand assignments to strengthen the experienceof employees and prepare them for broaderresponsibilities, improve organizationalcommunication, and develop well-roundedpersonnel. Applications can be obtained bycontacting your organization’s training coordinatoror the Workforce Development Program.Ambulance service — Fort Carson officials urgecommunity members to contact emergencypersonnel by calling 911 instead of drivingpersonal vehicles to the emergency room. In theevent of a life- or limb-threatening emergency,skilled paramedics and ambulance crew willbe able to administer critical care and aid.Contact the Emergency Department at 526-7111for more information.
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Thousands of Red Crossvolunteers walked through those wingsand halls delivering crafts, books,magazines, writing letters home forthe injured, being a friendly listener,planning special programs and activities— just like most of you do today atEvans Army (Community) Hospital,the (U.S. Air Force) Academy, Petersonand Schriever (Air Force bases).”“Much has changed, but not thedeep love and dedication each ofyou have as a Red Cross volunteerserving our military,” she said.Following MacSwain’s detailedhistory, volunteers and staff modeledthe evolution of Red Cross uniforms,including a World War II-era uniformmodeled by Jennifer Antonia, wifeof 4th Inf. Div. Chief of Staff Col.Bruce Antonia.“We’ve seen over the last 11years of ground force deployment andnearly 20 years of naval and Air Forcedeployment into the Gulf, a substantialop temp that has caused difficultiesfor Families across all of our services,”said retired Air Force Gen. VictorRenuart, former commander ofNorth American Aerospace DefenseCommand and U.S. Northern Commandand current armed forces nationalsenior adviser for the Red Cross.“And as we’ve seen those manifestin both recovering wounded as well asFamilies hit with tragedies during thosedeployments, the Red Cross has been onthe spot to ensure that the notificationsare made. But more importantly, thatfollow-up care case management, andfocus on Family needs continues.”Medical Department ActivityCommander Col. John McGrath accepteda “Partnership of Excellence” awardon behalf of Evans Army CommunityHospital, where Red Cross volunteersprovide medical assistance in clinics.“We could not take care ofeveryone at Evans hospital without thehelp of the volunteers,” said McGrath.“They’re even more important nowduring sequestration time, and whenfurloughs take place.”McGrath and Air Force Col.Timothy Ballard, commander of10th Medical Group at the Air ForceAcademy, presented Chris Sheppardwith the Fort Carson Station Volunteerof the Year award for his work in theEACH Behavioral Health Clinic.“It’s huge for us,” Ballard said ofthe impact Red Cross volunteers have,noting that they contribute 900 hoursper month to the Air Force Academymission. “If it wasn’t for the volunteers,we couldn’t get it all done.“Volunteers help facilitate all sortsof coordination of care,” Ballard said.Throughout the evening, dozens ofvolunteers were recognized for theirwork at Fort Carson, the Air ForceAcademy and Peterson and SchrieverAir Force bases, contributinganywhere from one year to more than30 years as part of the Red Cross.Emergency medical technicianand Army spouse Lisa Brown wasamong the volunteers recognized.Brown attributes the fact that she isnow an EMT to the medical assistantprogram the Red Cross providesfor military spouses.“It’s to introduce spouses to themedical field to see if they like it,”Brown said, explaining the program,which takes nearly three months tocomplete and is free of charge. “Irecommend it to other military spouses.”The program takes place atEACH, where doctors and nursesteach classes during the first twoweeks. The remaining time in theprogram is spent working in clinics.Brown’s husband, Staff Sgt. JasonBrown, MEDDAC, has supervisedparticipants in the program.“We tell them how to do IVs,oxygen therapy. We evaluate themon their skills,” said Jason Brown.“It’s a very good program that theRed Cross supports.“Patients thank (the volunteers),”he said. “They work very hard.”“We could not takecare of everyoneat Evans hospitalwithout the helpof the volunteers.”— Col. John McGrath
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