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  1. 1. Vol. 71, No. 22 June 7, 2013Pages 20-21 Page 13Pages 8-9Message board INSIDEINSIDESwimming poolfee changeDue to current wateringrestrictions that do notallow pools in the housingarea, children 12 and underwill not be charged to useany of the pools on post.By Andrea StoneMountaineer staffFor 660 consecutive days, the length of time the4th Engineer Battalion has had a unit deployed, itscolors have flown over Lion’s Park, Woodland Park, apartnership that has spanned more than 20 years.The battalion’s colors will continue to fly thereawhile longer, as the Headquarters and HeadquartersCompany and Forward Support Company cased itscolors in a ceremony May 31 in preparation for anupcoming deployment to Afghanistan.If things go as planned, the colors will continue tofly for an additional 550 days, until every Soldierfrom the 4th Eng. Bn. returns, according to Lt. Col.Daniel Hibner, battalion commander.“The colors we cased bear streamers the battalionhas earned in campaigns as far back as the Civil War,”he said. “Those streamers on our colors were earnedby the blood, sweat and, at times, the lives of 4th Eng.Bn. Soldiers over the past 150 years — engineers andSoldiers that represented this battalion at home andon foreign soils to counter the threats to our greatnation — and again our nation is calling on the 4thEng. Bn. It’s time for us to do our duty with ourEngineers case colorsSee Casing on Page 4Photo by Staff Sgt. Wallace BonnerLast man standingThe last remaining team member of the 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th InfantryBrigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, dodgeball team scoops up a ball as theSoldiers of the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team,4th Inf. Div., dodgeball team seek to eliminate him and secure the win, during Iron HorseWeekcompetitionTuesday.IronHorseWeekisanannualcompetitioninvolvingmultipleevents, between units across Fort Carson, with the total point winners at battalionand company level recognized with the Commander’s Cup at the end of the week.Friday’s events include the finals for boxing at the Special Events Center andcombatives at Waller Physical Fitness Center, starting at 9:30 a.m. The awardsceremony is set for 2 p.m. Friday at Iron Horse Park.
  2. 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — June 7, 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 StoneHappenings: Nel LampeSports writer: Walt JohnsonLayout/graphics: Jeanne MazerallClassified advertising329-5236Display advertising634-5905Mountaineer editor526-4144Post information526-5811Post weather hotline526-0096RiskmanagementstrengthensArmy(Editor’s note: Army leaders released thefollowing letter in observance of June beingNational Safety Month.” See related summersafety article on Page 14.)Accidental Army fatalities remain atnear record lows, continuing a positive trendindicative of a growing awareness of theimportance of safety in our formations.Leaders, Soldiers and Department of Armycivilians deserve credit for this success, andwe commend you all for your hard work.Keeping safety at the forefront of ourconsciousness is an imperative for all of us.This June, the Army’s observation of NationalSafety Month gives leaders at all levels anopportunity to evaluate their safety programsand think about risk in the months ahead.Four topic areas will be highlighted each weekduring the month: civilian injury, aviationsafety, ground safety and driving safety. Acomplete multimedia campaign themed aroundeach of these topics are available at the U.S.Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center website, Be sure to visit throughout themonth for the latest materials you can share with yourArmy team.We are making steadfast progress in our efforts toensure safety is embedded in all that we do, yet more workremains. History indicates deaths resulting from accidentswill increase significantly through the end of summer. Ourdata analyses indicate that warmer weather results in moreoff-duty activities, which include higher risk behaviors,resulting in increased injury and fatality rates.As such, we need to be particularly mindful of not repeatingthe past. Leaders at all levels can make a difference bybecoming personally involved and fostering a positivesafety climate enabling our Soldiers, civilians and Familymembers to effectively manage their personal risk.Thank you for supporting National Safety Month andthe Army Safety Program. The safety of every memberof our Army team is a critical component of readiness.Accidents leave us vulnerable, but risk managementmakes us stronger.Army safe is Army Strong.I joined the Army inJune 2010 so I could savemoney for college, get out andsee the world and gain theexperiences no other professioncould have given me.Serving my country is anhonor and privilege not manypeople are given, and I’mproud to be a part of it.I’m doing something noteveryone can do; I’m part ofsomething bigger than myself.I continue to servebecause of all the opportunitiesthe Army has given me —the means to further myeducation, the security of astable job and the promiseof a good career.Iron Horse StrongSpc. Drew PooreOrderly room clerk, Headquarters andHeadquarters Company, 1st Brigade CombatTeam, 4th Infantry Division, and BetterOpportunity for Single Soldiers representativeCorrectionShelley Griffin was incorrectlyidentified in the May 31Mountaineer article“Community honors fallenwarriors” on Page 21. Thecutline should have read:Shelley Griffin, sister-in-lawof Command Sgt. Maj. KevinGriffin, 4th Brigade CombatTeam, 4th Infantry Division,makes a pencil rubbing, withthe assistance of her son,Dustin Griffin, May 23.Four Fort Carson dining facilities will serve specialmeals in celebration of the Army’s 238th birthday.The meals will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.:— Tuesday, LaRochelle DFAC— Wednesday, Wolf DFAC— Thursday, Stack and Warfighter DFACsCost is $6.45 for Family members of privates throughspecialists and $7.60 for all others.Raymond F. Chandler IIISergeant Major of the ArmyRaymond T. OdiernoGeneral, United States ArmyChief of StaffJohn M. McHughSecretary of the Army
  3. 3. Story and photo by Andrea StoneMountaineer staffWhat started as average turnout ended asstanding-room-only at the joint town hall meetingwith Fort Carson leaders and the Pikes Peak AreaCouncil of Governments May 30.“It’s been a lot of fun to watch the chairs beingadded in the back,” said Dennis Hisey, chair, El PasoCounty Board of County Commissioners and chair,PPACG Board of Directors. “You always wonder whatturnout is going to be like, and this is as good as ever.”The meetings have been an opportunity forcommunity and business leaders, governmentofficials and Fort Carson leaders to discuss issues andwork together to find solutions.“We’re just glad to see this amazing partnership,”said Rob MacDonald, executive director of PPACG.“We have the business community, we have themilitary, we have the nonprofits, we have the government— all working together to get some things done”The commanding general, 4th Infantry Divisionand Fort Carson, highlighted the importance ofworking with the local community.“We’ve got absolutely tremendous support fromthis community,” said Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera.After learning of the possible loss of 8,000 or the gainof 3,000 Fort Carson troops, the governor, senators,congressmen, local officials and community leaderswrote letters in support of Fort Carson — more than22 pages — that were provided to the Army and theDepartment of Defense.With an estimated impact of $2.2 billion tothe local economy, and 70 percent of Soldiersliving off post, Fort Carson’s effect on the commu-nity is large.3June 7, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERPanelists at the Fort Carson and Pikes Peak Area Councilof Governments joint town hall meeting May 30 listen asmoderator, Jennifer Horbelt, KOAA anchor, asks aquestion. From left, Terrance McWilliams, director ofmilitary and veterans affairs, El Pomar Foundation; Col.David Grosso, Fort Carson garrison commander; retiredAir Force Maj. Gen. G. Wesley Clark, chair, Peak MilitaryCare Network; Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, commandinggeneral, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson; DennisHisey, chair, El Paso County Board of CountyCommissioners and chair, PPACG’s Board of Directors;Col. John McGrath, commander, Medical DepartmentActivity; and (not pictured) Dr. Kelly Phillips-Henry, chiefoperating officer, AspenPointe.Town hallhighlightspartnershipSee Town hall on Page 4
  4. 4. Although community outreachefforts are being scaled back due tobudget constraints, maintaining therelationship between Fort Carson andthe community and learning from localleaders are critical, LaCamera said.“We’re transitioning from fightingfor security to fighting within asovereign nation (Afghanistan), andthey are building a sovereign nation,and in that, there’s more than justmilitary,” he said. “There’s diplomatic,information, economic, law enforce-ment, intelligence and finances, … andwe don’t have that expertise. … You(community leaders) do this on aday-to-day basis. You run communities.You run businesses.”Because of the budget issues, thiswill be the last joint town hall meeting.The Fort Carson Regional GrowthPlan, which led to the town hallmeetings, has been funded throughthe Department of Defense Officeof Economic Adjustment, but thatprocess will be completed at theend of June, said Kate Hatten,program manager, military impactplanning, PPACG.“Regional coordination with themilitary-community partnering isabsolutely going to continue. Fundingfor the town halls is, at this point,unclear,” she said.There is the possibility of smallerevents going forward.“We certainly want to continue theconversation, to make sure that the com-munity has an opportunity to hear fromFort Carson and vice versa,” she said.Economic issues, including theeffects of sequestration, were amongthe main topics discussed, but it wasn’tall bad news for the local community.There’s been a hiring freeze sinceNovember for Evans Army CommunityHospital. They’ve since lost 150employees through attrition, accordingto Col. John McGrath, commander,Medical Department Activity.“When (the)furlough hits, we’lllose 20 percent of our capacity, whichmeans all those patients we wouldhave seen will now be referred down-town to providers, all the hospitalbeds that we lose, the babies that willbe delivered, will be pushed out (to thecommunity),” he said.Between the furlough forDepartment of Defense civiliansbeginning July 8 and cuts in fundingfor some of Fort Carson’s infrastructureand maintenance, sequestration willhave a significant impact for fiscal2013, according to Col. David Grosso,garrison commander.However, some programs — suchas the Fort Carson TransitionUniversity for Soldiers transitioningfrom military to civilian life — benefitfrom the community partnership, andmay be less affected by sequestration.The program, which lasts for ninedays, is funded by the military for fivedays. The other four are provided byvolunteers from the community at nocost to the government, Grosso said.Fort Carson has also positivelyimpacted the Colorado Springscommunity, Hisey said.“Kudos to Fort Carson. They ledthe effort in sustainability in thepublic sector here in the El PasoCounty region,” he said. “Virtuallyevery sustainability movement sincethen has been a spinoff of that, andquite often was led by Fort Carson untilwe could handle it on our own.”While Fort Carson’s leadership isimportant, LaCamera recognized theimportance of community leadersas well.“We’re not going to sell democracyto other people if we don’t sell thewhole package, and the whole packageinvolves all the elements of our nationalpower, and what you all represent inthis room here is the other three-quarters of it. The military is just onepiece,” he said.colors in hand, and when we come back, yetanother battle streamer attached.”More than 50 Family and friends came tothe event, as the Soldiers prepare to headto Kandahar, their mission to partner withAfghan engineer forces.“Our presence there isn’t going to last muchlonger, and our success isn’t going to bemeasured by the roads we clear or the roads webuild. Our success will be measured by ourAfghan partners’ ability to clear and buildroads,” Hibner said.The last deployment for the headquarterswas in 2009 in support of Operation IraqiFreedom. After only a month in Iraq, thebattalion was reassigned to support OperationEnduring Freedom at Kandahar Airfield,Afghanistan, the same location it willdeploy to now.The Soldiers are ready for this mission,having spent most of the last year preparing.“I just want to be there already,” said Spc.Valerie Neubauer, human resources specialist,of her first deployment. “We have good peoplegoing. We’ve got a lot of good shop cohesionwithin our company so when we leave, there’sno question, no doubt in our minds that we’regoing to be able to execute our jobs just likewe do here.”Even after the units’ expected return inearly 2014, the colors will continue to fly overWoodland Park, until every unit in the 4th Eng.Bn. returns.4 MOUNTAINEER — June 7, 2013from Page 1Casingfrom Page 3Town hallInteractive Customer Evaluation Ambassadors Commended for ExceptionalService — are selected from personnel who exemplify the spirit of keeping FortCarson the “Best Home Town in the Army” with superior customer serviceto our Soldiers, Family members, civilian employees and retirees.The ICE system is available for customers to rate service they receive by highlightingsuperior service or making suggestions to improve services. It can be accessed at index.cfm?fa=site&site(underscore)id=437; through kiosks at ArmyCommunity Service, the Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center, DEERS Office, the SoldierFamily Assistance Center or Balfour Beatty’s Joel Hefley Community Center; or by depositingan ICE card at one of the many boxes located around post.Mountaineer staffWith phones ringing off the hook, tournamentsto attend, dozens of emails to answer and 10 to 15customers a day dropping by to inquire about sportsprograms, Amber Zurita’s day is a whirlwind ofactivity. Zurita, intramural sports director at IronHorse Sports and Fitness Center, said she lovesher job though, in spite of the fast pace.“I enjoy providing a fun and competitive sportsatmosphere for the Soldiers,” Zurita said. “It is sogratifying to know that all the hard work from myteam is appreciated. Watching the Soldiers de-stressand have fun is my favorite part of the job.”The number of intramural sports offered underZurita’s leadership has grown from five to more than35, she said.“The most challenging part of my job iskeeping up with the busy schedule of intramuralsports. … Without the support of my staff, thefitness staff and my leadership, I don’t know howwe would do it,” she said.Zurita started working for Directorate of Familyand Morale, Welfare and Recreation in 2001 as anintern from the University of Northern Coloradowhile studying kinesiology. She was hired in 2002 asa recreation assistant temporary employee andbecame permanent a couple of years later. In 2005,she accepted the Forrest Fitness Center managementposition. Since then, she’s managed Garcia PhysicalFitness Center, and, in 2012, began her currentposition as intramural sports director.“Amber takes into account the desires andexpectations of her customers — Soldiers,” RichardGarcia, Zurita’s supervisor wrote.Her customers are just as pleased with herservices. “Amber did an excellent job coordinatingour event and was very flexible as weather rolled in,”wrote a customer. “She is easy to work with (and)does an excellent job communicating during theevent and pre-event.”In addition to her work, she is a proud mother toa daughter, 20 month-old Kaiah. She also enjoysrunning, hiking, snowboarding, mountain biking,playing slow pitch softball, photography and reading.Other ICE ACES for May include:l Thunder Alley Bowling Center staffl Anthony McCollin, prevention coordinator,Army Substance Abuse Programl Stephanie Lloyd, director, East ChildDevelopment CenterAmber ZuritaIntramural sports directorNetwork Enterprise CenterThe Fort Carson network will be unavailable from4 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 14 due to an authorized serviceinterruption in support of the SPIDERS Microgridimplementation. In addition to the total networkoutage June 14, the Network Enterprise Center helpdesk and video teleconference suite in building1550 will be unavailable. There will be intermittentinterruptions Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.and June 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Project to causenetwork outage
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  6. 6. 6 MOUNTAINEER — June 7, 2013Colorado Publishing Company‘Raiders’ build skills, partnershipBy Spc. Andrew Ingram1st Armored Brigade CombatTeam Public Affairs Office, 4thInfantry DivisionCAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait —“Raider” Brigade troops and Kuwaitiarmy soldiers demonstrated theirheavy ordnance capabilities withmortars, artillery, tanks and otherarmored vehicles, collaborating toidentify and destroy simulated enemytargets, during Operation DesertCenturion, May 20-21.“During this exercise we demon-strated our ability to conduct combinedoperations,” said Maj. JonathanBender, plans officer, 1st ArmoredBrigade Combat Team, 4th InfantryDivision. “We developed a bettershared understanding of unit tactics,techniques and procedures, to enablefuture planning and operations.”By working hand in hand withKuwaiti forces, the Raider BrigadeSoldiers gained a better understandingof their partners’ capabilities, andthe importance of consistent lines ofcommunication, said Bender.“These units demonstrated theability to conduct combined planningand operations,” he said. “This willlead to stronger bonds between thesetwo forces, and greater interoperabilityduring operations.”The exercise integrated Soldiersfrom the company level up to brigadestaff to identify targets, request firesupport, analyze the target location andexecute direct and indirect fire missions.Working in a partnership rolemotivated the Raider troops to surpassthe standard at every opportunityduring the exercise, said Pfc. ScottMcColl, fire support specialist,Headquarters and HeadquartersCompany, 1st ABCT.“It was very interesting to seehow the Kuwaitis operate in thefield,” McColl said. “Some of theirtactics and procedures are similar toours, but I think learning each others’differences are what will make usstronger as a whole.”By conducting field exercises withthe Kuwaiti forces, U.S. troops buildthe trust and respect necessaryfor continued, long-term part-nerships, said Staff Sgt. MathewCrane, battalion targetingnoncommissioned officer,Headquarters and HeadquartersCompany, 1st Battalion, 22ndInfantry Regiment.“Missions like this help usbetter understand how theyoperate, and helps them under-stand how we do business,” Cranesaid. “We’ve done a pretty goodjob integrating with each other;their executive officer is sittingright next to ours, and theirintelligence soldiers are workingwith our intelligence Soldiers,so we are learning a differentway of operating even as westrengthen our own skills.”Soldiers of the Raider Brigadewill continue working withKuwaiti forces for the durationof their deployment to strengthenthe nations’ partnership andenhance regional security.Mortarmen assigned to 1stBattalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment,1st Armored Brigade CombatTeam, 4th Infantry Division, fireat simulated enemy targetsduring Desert Centurion, May 21.Photo by Spc. Anthony Kozluechar
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Grady Jones3rd Armored Brigade Combat TeamPublic Affairs Office, 4th Infantry DivisionThe sound of artillery roared out overFort Carson as an M109A6 Paladin 155mm self-propelled howitzer launchedrounds downrange during section live-firecertifications last month.Artillerymen from 3rdBattalion, 29th FieldArtillery Regiment, 3rdArmored Brigade CombatTeam, have worked to returnto their field artillery train-ing since their redeploymentfrom Afghanistan inDecember, in support of theSecurity Force AdvisoryTeam mission.“We started with Soldierstraining on individual(cannon crewmember) tasks,”said 1st Sgt. Derrick Gwin,Battery B. “From there, we conductedsection certifications, Table V dry-fireexercises, and now were conducting TableVI live-fire certifications.”Since the beginning of Operation IraqiFreedom and Operation Enduring Freedom,some field artillery units have beenassigned different roles and missions, suchas maneuver tasks and convoy securitytasks, instead of their standard missionswith cannons, rockets and missiles, in Iraqand Afghanistan.Gunnery Table certifications are usedto produce combat-proficient artillerymenand leaders, said Gwin.The unit persevered through thechallenge of building cohesive crews thatcould certify successfully.“We haven’t fired theguns in a while,” said Sgt.1st Class Lawrence Creel,battalion master gunner,3rd Bn., 29th FA Reg. “Sowe’re getting all the kinksworked out.”“Considering the lack ofpractice time, the crews aredoing very well,” said Creel.Spc. Luis Toribio,cannon crewmember, BatteryB, said he would recommendbecoming an artilleryman toanyone who is considering joining the Army.“This job is exciting,” said Toribio. “It’sthe best job in the world, and I love it.”The “Pacesetters” Battalion hascompleted Gunnery Table VI certifications,and are planning to conduct Table XIIcertifications, platoon live-fire, this August.An M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzer with 3rd Battalion, 29thField Artillery Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4thInfantry Division, maneuvers into position to perform Gunnery Table VIlive-fire certifications.Above: Sgt. Ricky Wilson, artillery section chief,Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 29th Field ArtilleryRegiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team,4th Infantry Division, inspects the breechassembly on the M109A6 Paladin self-propelledhowitzer during a live-fire exercise.Right: An M109A6 Paladinself-propelled howitzer with 3rdBattalion, 29th Field ArtilleryRegiment, 3rd Armored BrigadeCombat Team, 4th Infantry Division,fires during Table VI Gunnerylive-fire certifications.Battalionreaffirmsfield artillerymission“It’s the bestjob in theworld, andI love it.”— Spc. Luis Toribio
  9. 9. MOUNTAINEER — June 7, 2013MiscellaneousArmy birthday meals — Four Fort Carson diningfacilities will serve birthday meals in celebration ofthe Army’s 238th birthday. Cost is $6.45 for Familymembers of privates through specialists and $7.60 forall others. The meals will be held from 11:30 a.m. to1 p.m.: June 11 at LaRochelle DFAC; June 12 at WolfDFAC; and June 13 at Stack and Warfighter DFACs.Air Force Prior Service Program — is open tocertain former members of the military branches aswell as those currently serving in the Reserve andGuard. The program has three categories of oppor-tunity: direct duty with no requirement for completedyears of service; direct duty with a requirement forcompleted years of service (plus or minus ninemonths); and various retraining opportunities. Thekey element for those wanting to join throughthe program is their most recent military job. Thoseinterested can contact a local recruiter to determineeligibility. For more information or to locate arecruiter, visit or call 719-548-9899/8993.Self-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,transportation 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. Productsand equipment will be available for Soldiers on ahand receipt. Each unit may send up to five peoplefor training. 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 to 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 June 19-21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at VeteransChapel. Class is limited to the first 50 people.Call 526-5613/5614 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 a first-come,first-served basis. Soldiers must be within 120 daysof their expiration term of service, but must attend nolater than 30 days prior to their ETS or start of transi-tion leave. Call 526-2240/8458 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-basedtools available, special handling of property andenvironmental needs. To schedule an orientation,contact Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo.borrerorivera@ for receiving/turn in; MikeWelsh at for reutilization/webtools; or Rufus Guillory at briefings — are held Tuesdays inbuilding 1129, Freedom Performing Arts Center.Sign-in for Soldiers heading overseas is at 7 a.m. andthe briefing starts at 7:30 a.m. Sign-in for personnelbeing reassigned stateside is at 1 p.m., with thebriefing starting at 1:30 p.m. Soldiers are required tobring Department of the Army Form 5118, signed bytheir physician and battalion commander, and a pento complete forms. Call 526-4730/4583 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 and Friday7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed Thursday and fed-eral holidays. Call 526-7322 or 526-7284 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 from 7-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Afternoon customer sup-port is by appointment only, call 526-2900.The WorkManagement Branch is located in building 1219.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.BOSS meetings are held the firstand third Thursday of each monthfrom 2-3:30 p.m. at The Foxhole.Contact Cpl. Rachael Robertson at524-2677 or visit the BOSS office in room 106 of TheHub for more information. Text “follow CarsonBOSS”to 40404 to receive updates and event information.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: ClosedClosed 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: 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: 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: Closed10
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  11. 11. 12 MOUNTAINEER — June 7, 2013A HIGHER DEGREE OF TOREQUEST MOREINFORMATIONColorado SpringsP 719-576-6858E coloradosprings@erau.eduEDUCATIONFOR THOSEWHO AIMHIGHER.You deserve achance to build thebest life you can.You are committedto serving yourcountry. We arecommitted toserving you.Savings& Top Secretdeals to restaurants,retail stores and moreexclusive to military andtheir immediate familiesfrom merchants herein town.Sign up for free atRental properties ownedby Alma Patrick:• 112 S. 10th St.• 15 S. 12th St.• 1003 W. Colorado Ave.• 1124 W. Colorado Ave.• 1130 W. Colorado Ave.• 1208 W. Colorado Ave.• 1705 W. Colorado Ave.• 1713 W. Colorado Ave.• 1715 W. Colorado Ave.• 2123 W. Colorado Ave.• 428 W. Kiowa St.• 1104 W. Kiowa St.• 724 W. Platte Ave.• 1718 W. Vermijo Ave.• 1720 W. Vermijo Ave.• 2132 W. Pikes Peak Ave.• 13 N. 25th St.• 2221 Bison Drive• 631 Catalina Drive• 7 W. Clover Circle• 2125 Hampton South• 1203 Richards Ave.• 908 E. Cimarron St.• 232 S. Main St.• 418 E. Ohio Ave., Fountain• 2015 N. Ellicott HighwayMassage and spa parlors:• World Massage,1729 Crest Place• Sawasdee Body Works,1783 B St.• Sun Spa,409 Windchime PlaceBars and clubs:• Golden Cue,2790 Hancock ExpresswayHead shops:• Myxed Up Creations,1619 Lashelle Way• Freaky’s, 308 E. Platte Ave.• Spice of Life,3283 South Academy Blvd.Off-limitslist setA May 13 memorandum, as a result ofArmed Forces Disciplinary Control Board,designated several local areas and establishments offlimits to Fort Carson Soldiers. Per the memorandum,all Fort Carson uniformed personnel are prohibitedfrom entering the following areas and establishmentswithin Colorado Springs and surrounding areas:U.S. Army Criminal Investigation CommandThe U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command isseeking qualified applicants to become highly-trainedcriminal investigators.Special agents are responsible for investigatingnumerous types of felony-level crimes of Army interest,conducting protective-service operations and working withother federal, state and local law enforcement agencies tosolve crime and combat terrorism.Agents receive training at the U.S. Army Military PoliceSchool and advanced training in specialized investigativedisciplines. Selected agents receive advanced training atthe FBI National Academy, Metropolitan Police Academyat Scotland Yard, Department of Defense PolygraphInstitute and the Canadian Police College. Agents alsohave the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree inForensic Science from George Washington University.To qualify, applicants must be:✔ A U.S. citizen✔ At least 21 years old✔ Minimum of two years and maximum of 10 yearsmilitary service✔ Grade of sergeant; staff sergeant with one year orless time in grade may apply with waiverTo view the full list of requirements and to apply, visit or contact Special Agent JeffreyLasley, Fort Carson CID Office, at 524-1082, or attendinformation briefings held Thursdays at 1 p.m. in building6525 on Specker Avenue.CID seeks special agent candidates
  12. 12. 13June 7, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERMarksmanshipcamptakesaimatweaponssafetyStory and photos by Andrea StoneMountaineer staffWith the wind whipping and the sharp pop, popof .22-caliber rifle fire, more than 50 children andtheir parents learned about gun safety and receivedtips during the Kids Marksmanship Camp atCheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex Saturday.“Our absolute No. 1 priority is safety,” said RobRohren, manager of the shooting complex, Directorateof Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.“No. 2 is, we want these young men and women tohave fun out here today. We look at this like Familytime. What better way to spend a Saturday morningthan coming out here to teach these kids?”The children learned important rules aboutgun safety, such as treat every gun as it if wasloaded and be sure of the target. They also learnedimportant range signals.“What’s this mean?” “Safety Dave” Beach,senior range safety officer, DFMWR, asked theclass as he motioned with his hand across his throat.“It means cease fire. Unless you’re scuba diving,then it means you’re out of air.”The class reviewed the meaning of cease fire,and the importance of listening to coaches andrange safety officers.“They know why they’re out here,” said MarkTymon, range safety officer, DFMWR. “They’rehere to learn to be safe. It’s exciting when you seetheir faces, and they have that aha moment.”Although, some children had already learneda little about safety before the class.“My dad taught me that you don’t touch the(end) of the gun because that’s where the bulletcomes out,” said Marissa Burciaga, 6.The camp is offered the first Saturday ofevery month for children, ages 6-12, andincludes a safety class, a marksmanship classand a competition. This is the third month thecamp has taken place. There are some newattendees, but others have participated every month.Riley Stevens, 11, has attended since thebeginning. He’s been shooting for a couple of yearsand has also learned archery. His father, Mike Stevens,said the archery has helped Riley’s shooting.“It’s a little more discipline (archery). Withthe arrows, you’re trying to make every shotcount,” Mike Stevens said. “Some kids are like,‘bang, bang, bang. Look, I shot the gun.’ But forhim, he’s learned to make every shot count.”Saturday was a family event as Mike and ChrisStevens volunteered while Riley practiced his skills.“We try to get involved as a family,” MikeStevens said. “It gets us out of the house. It’senjoyable when you get to do things togetherinstead of standing on the sidelines.”For Maxwell Faught, 7, this was his firsttime shooting.“First I did really bad, but now I’m doingreally good,” he said.“He got three black (on the target), oneoutside and one just below,” Dave Faught,Maxwell’s grandfather said.The event relies heavily on volunteers, fromthe range safety officers policing the range tothose scoring the competition.“They’re all volunteers,” Tymon said. “Withoutthem, there’s no way this would occur. They’reessentially the lifeblood of this event.”The camp has become more popular, with themost attendees this month, and there are limited spacesavailable due to the number of range safety officers.“It’s the highlight of my month. When it allcomes together at the end of the day, it’s a greatday,” Tymon said.1st Sgt. JamesBurciaga,Company C,1st Battalion,12th InfantryRegiment, 4thInfantry BrigadeCombat Team,4th InfantryDivision, teacheshis daughter,Marissa, 6,proper sightalignment atthe KidsMarksmanshipCamp at theCheyenneMountainShootingComplexSaturday. Itwas a lessonthat Marissalearned. “It wasgood that I shotthe middle ofthe target,”she later said.“And my dad gotto bring me tothe doughnutstore.”Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Young, 10th Special Forces Group(Airborne), coaches his daughter, Sophie, 6, as his son,Kaiden, 7, looks on, at the Kids Marksmanship Camp atthe Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex Saturday.Spc. Daniel De La Rosa, intelligence analyst, 1stBattalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored BrigadeCombat Team, 4th Infantry Division, refills ammunitionat the Kids Marksmanship Camp at the CheyenneMountain Shooting Complex Saturday. De La Rosavolunteers at the complex every weekend.Ammunition was donated by USA Shooting, but allparticipants had to bring their own firearms.
  13. 13. 14 MOUNTAINEER — June 7, 2013Increasing summer safety awarenessBy Sgt. William Smith4th Infantry Division PublicAffairs OfficeMemorial Day weekend kicked offthe unofficial 101 Days of Summer,and a little preparation will go a longway in preventing dangers associatedwith outdoor activities, said the 4thInfantry Division and Fort Carsonsafety director.The Summer Safety Campaignsets out to make Soldiers and theirFamilies more aware of risks withthe increased amount of outdooractivities in the warmer months,said Paul Burns.“Some of the risks associated forpeople who are not from around thehigh elevations that we have here, areincreased dehydration rate and gettingsunburned a lot faster,” said Burns.“People need to make sure that theytake these things into considerationwhen they go out to have fun.”He said packing appropriately iskey before people head out to enjoythe incredible surroundings Coloradohas to offer.“People should make sure thatthey have an adequate amount ofwater, snacks, protective gear toblock the sun and stay cool andsunscreen,” Burns said. “Make suresomeone knows where you are, andthat they know when you are planningon being back. Take a map andplan ahead, so you will know theenvironment that you will be in.”Burns added that people shouldhave a fire extinguisher nearby whenbarbecuing, and keep the fire 10 feetaway from children, pets and firehazards. Also, ensure that the charcoalis completely out prior to leaving thegrill unattended.Children need to be educated onsafety as they enjoy their vacationtime exploring the outdoors, saidManuel Pedraza, school liaison officer,Child, Youth and School Services.“Teach your kids how to call 911,and that they need to stay on the lineto help direct the emergency servicesto where they need the help,” he said.“If you have an old cell phone, charge(the battery) and keep it around orgive it to the children as it is able tobe used as an emergency phone.”Pedraza said it isimportant to familiarizechildren with thesurroundings.“If you arecamping, makesure they arecareful around thefire, that the tentlines are securefrom making atripping hazard.Bring a first aid kitand any medicine that is required byFamily members.“When swimming, make surethere are proper flotation devices, andif your children do not know how toswim, that they are wearing them,”Pedraza said.For those wishing to start a newoutdoor pastime, the Directorateof Family and Morale, Welfare andRecreation offers many classespertaining to outdoor adventures.“We offer a number of educationalaspects to outdoor activities,” saidTrevor McConnell, program director,Adventure Programs and Education.“We want people to be safeand have fun with whatever theyenjoy doing,” said McConnell. “Weoffer programs to help them withwhatever that may be.”McConnell recommends peoplehave emergency equipment withthem whenever they go tohave fun, includinga headlamp with astrobe feature and a first aid kit, andare familiar with its contents.“Have some type of bandana,not only for sweat, but to use asan improvised pressure dressingor tourniquet with instructionswritten on it of how to use it assuch; a laminated card withemergency contact informationand any allergies that you mayhave; a multi-tool; some form ofrope; a lighter; and a lightwind-breaking jacket,”McConnell said.When boating, ensure everyoneon the boat has an appropriate-sizedflotation device.“If you have a child (on theboat), make sure that you have achildren’s life vest,” he said.For more information onDFMWR outdoor activitiesand education programs, visit!odr-compl/c1uvhor call 526-3907.Formoreinformationonsummersafety,visit ConcessionaireFt. CarsonAcross from barber shop719-576-5151Eye Exams Available byDr. Traci PetersIndependent Doctor of Optometry• TRICARE accepted• Appointments are available• Walk-ins are welcome*Second pair includes frame of equal or lesser value as the first pair for the same person and plastic CR39 single vision, lined bifocal or Shoreview progressive lenses.Additional charges apply for lens and material upgrades. See an associate for complete offer details. Purchase of two complete pairs of eyeglasses required. Second pair mustbe purchased with the first pair and at the same date and time for the same person. Cannot be combined with any other discount, coupon or insurance plan. All eyeglasspurchases require a current, valid prescription. No dispensing fee. Offer expires 06/29/13. ©2013 National Vision, Inc.COME VISIT OURSUMMER SALES EVENTJUNE 2ND-29THBUY CONTACT LENSES ONLINE at www.militarycontacts.netCallKathyBernheimat329-5204formoreinformationTheColoradoSpringsBusinessJournalcanpublishyourlegalnotices.Easyandaffordable.OrdinancesWater RightsPublic Trustee SalesNotices to CreditorsCity Planning AgendaName ChangesSummonsesAdoption NoticesGuardianshipsSheriff’s Salesand more
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MerkleyChief, Fort Carson Hearing Program,Medical Department ActivitySince the days following World War II, The ArmyHearing Conservation Program, now known as theArmy Hearing Program, has been fighting the battleagainst noise-induced hearing loss in the military.Today, hearing loss remains one of themost widely reported and devastating injuries toSoldiers in the Army.The 2011 Veterans Affairs Annual BenefitsReport cited tinnitus — ringing in the ears — andhearing loss as the most prevalent service-connecteddisabilities for veterans receiving compensation infiscal 2011. A total of 840,865 veterans were beingcompensated for tinnitus and 701,760 for hearing loss.These numbers were more than 200,000higher than the next most prevalent disability —post traumatic stress disorder.Unfortunately, the problem is not unique to theArmy. The American Speech Language HearingAssociation reports that “more than 21 millioninfants, children and adults in America suffer fromsome degree of hearing loss in one or both ears.”These numbers are staggering and, in manycases, preventable.Here are four tips for maintaining andprotecting hearing.© The best way to protect against noise-inducedhearing loss is to avoid hazardous noise.When you find yourself in a noise hazardousenvironment, leave as quickly as possible. Ifyou have to raise your voice to be heard at aspeaking distance of three feet, you’re in a noisehazardous environment. Move to where you don’thave to yell to be heard. You’ve heard there’s an“app for everything.” Remarkably there are severalsound level meter apps out there that, althoughnot accurate enough for scientists, are accurateenough for general purposes. Just rememberthat steady-state noise, like a running generatoror car engine, becomes hazardous at 85 decibelssound pressure level. If your sound level meterreads above this level, it’s time to leave.© Use hearing protection properly when workingor playing around noise. Hearing protectioncomes in all shapes and sizes and not onehearing protector works for everyone. Somethings to consider when choosing the hearingprotector that is right for you are: amount ofprotection you need; comfort and fit of theearplug; other protective equipment you willuse along with the hearing protection (safetyglasses, hard hats, etc.); and whether the hearingprotector will need to be re-used. Be carefulnot to overprotect and cause a communicationissue. All hearing protectors come with aNoise Reduction Rating. This number reflectsthe potential noise reduction from the hearingprotector, if used properly. Although generallyinaccurate, most experts agree that cuttingthis number in half will give a good ideaof how much noise reduction the averageperson will receive.© Know your noise exposures. Damage fromnoise is contingent upon two factors, how longyou are exposed to the noise and how loudthe noise is. As previously mentioned, noisebecomes hazardous at 85 decibels SPL. Expertsagree that exposure to this level of noise formore than eight hours in a day may causepermanent hearing damage. As the noise levelgoes up by 3 decibels, the amount of noiseexposure before permanent damage occurs iscut in half. Many personal stereo systems arecapable of producing sound levels as high as120 decibels SPL, which can cause permanentdamage after only minutes of exposure.© Remember that noise-induced hearing loss canoccur both on and off the job. Many Soldiersare diligent in using their hearing protectionwhen on ranges and even in combat, but forgetthat mowing the lawn, riding a motorcycle,listening to music, going to concerts andrecreational shooting or hunting can be just ashazardous and damaging to the ears.What are the benefits of protecting yourhearing now? Retired Sgt. Maj. Kevin M. Skellyin the fall 1995 NCO Journal summed it up whenhe said, “If I could change one thing from thepast 20 years, it would be the constant ringingin my ears I live with now — all because Ididn’t wear hearing protection when I shouldhave. The only thing I can change now are thebatteries in my hearing aids.”Good hearing is essential to a stress-freelife following the military. Protect your earsand hear for years.Protect ears, hear for years
  15. 15. 16 MOUNTAINEER — June 7, 2013Upcoming eventsSummer food service — The Fountain-Fort CarsonSchool District offers meals to children withoutcharge at Aragon Elementary School, locatedat 211 S. Main St. in Fountain, and AbramsElementary School, located at 600 Chiles Ave.on Fort Carson. From June 17 through July 19,breakfast and lunch will be offered Monday-Fridayfrom 7:15-8:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Independence Day Celebration — The Fort CarsonDirectorate of Family and Morale, Welfare andRecreation will host its annual Independence Daycelebration July 3 at Iron Horse Park. The eventbegins at 4 p.m. with family activities, games,children’s bounce houses and a variety ofentertainment options. The event concludes witha fireworks display choreographed to patrioticmusic beginning at 9 p.m. The event is open tothe public and everyone is encouraged to attend.General announcementsHepatitisA alert — An outbreak of hepatitis A isbelieved to be associated with Townsend FarmsOrganic Antioxidant Blend frozen berries purchasedfrom Costco and possibly other retail locations. TheFort Carson Commissary does not sell this product.TRICARE beneficiaries who ate Townsend FarmsOrganic Antioxidant Blend frozen berries in the past14 days should contact their assigned health careprovider or the Department of Preventive Medicine,526-2939, to discuss the need for hepatitis Avaccine or immune globulin injections.District 8 proposed budget — Community membersmay attend a meeting of the Board of Educationfor District 8 at the administration building locatedat 10665 Jimmy Camp Road in Fountain, June 19at 6 p.m. The proposed budget will be consideredfor adoption. The budget is filed in the office ofShiona Nash where it is available for publicinspection. Any person paying school taxes in thedistrict may at any time prior to the final adoptionof the budget file or register his objection with theBoard of Education. Business hours are Monday-Friday between 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.Exceptional Family Member Program hourschange — Evans Army Community Hospital’sEFMP office is increasing its hours of operation tobetter accommodate the needs of servicemembersand Families. The new hours are: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 7:30 noon. The EFMP office is located in thehospital’s Woods Soldier Family Care Center,room 2124 on the second floor near the centralstairs. Contact the EFMP Nurse Administratorat 503-7442 for 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.Changes to dining facility — The Evans ArmyCommunity Hospital DFAC has reduced menuoptions on weekends and holidays. Weekends andfederal holiday hours are: breakfast, 6:30-8:30a.m.; lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and dinner,4-5:30 p.m. The DFAC offers an assortment ofnutritious grab-n-go items during these mealhours: breakfast — assorted beverages, cold cereal,assorted pastries, hard-boiled eggs, breakfastburritos, scones, muffins, fresh fruit and yogurt;lunch and dinner — assorted beverages, assortedpre-made sandwiches, assorted pre-made salads,fresh fruit, yogurt and assorted desserts. Call526-7968 or 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 tohelp minimize the impact of budget cuts onmedical care. Evans Army Community Hospitalreceives funding based on patients seen andcustomer satisfaction. Positive surveys returnedcan bring in up to $800. Help keep providersand departments and clinics fully functional.Call 526-7256 for more information.Adult 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.Inclement weather procedures for Gate 19 — TheDirectorate of Emergency Services operates Gate19 Monday-Friday from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., regardlessof inclement weather or road conditions alongEssayons Road, which is an unimproved road.Essayons Road is also used to access several rangesand training areas, so the road remains open duringall conditions. In order to notify the motorists ofthe actual road conditions, two “Downrange RoadConditions” status signs are now located alongButts and Essayons roads showing whether roadconditions are green, amber or red. One sign is atthe intersection 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 informationor to 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 to supportfunctional and leadership training, which is oneof the essential pillars of the HQ, IMCOMCampaign Plan LOE 3. Eligible applicants areIMCOM appropriated-fund employees (GS7-GS13)and nonappropriated fund employees (NAF-5and below, in positions comparable toGS7-GS13). The DAP is based on a systematicplan specializing in developmental assignmentsthrough various functional areas for a period ofup to 60 days. The program provides multifunc-tional training and assignments to strengthen theexperience of employees and prepare them forbroader responsibilities, 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.Prescription policy — All handwritten prescriptionsfrom a TRICARE network provider will be filled atthe Soldier and Family Care Center located adjacentto and east of Evans Army Community Hospital.When calling in for refills on those prescriptions,beneficiaries will continue to use the SFCC. A dedi-cated refill window in this facility will reduce waittime. The SFCC pharmacy is open Monday throughFriday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The pharmacy islocated on the first floor near the east entrance ofthe facility; park in the “G” lot, east of the building.Call 503-7067 or 503-7068 for more information.2-1-1 data expands to two counties — The PikesPeak Area Council of Governments has partneredwith Pikes Peak United Way to include 2-1-1 datafor El Paso and Teller counties in the Networkof Care for servicemembers, veterans and theirFamilies. The service directory component of theNetwork of Care now includes more than 1,500local resources to assist the military community,service providers and others. Visit for more information.
  16. 16. Story and photos bySgt. Jonathan C. Thibault4th Combat Aviation Brigade PublicAffairs Office, 4th Infantry DivisionPUEBLO — A day in the sun, carnivalgames and giant smiles on the faces ofelementary school students were therewards for the 41 Soldiers who volunteeredto help mentor children and run a carnivalat Prairie Heights Elementary School inPueblo, May 17.Soldiers from Company B, 404thAviation Support Battalion, 4th CombatAviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division,volunteered to help the faculty run thegame booths during the school carnival,which served as the latest event supportedby the battalion as part of its communityoutreach program.“Soldiers managed games such as theshoe rack ring toss, balloon darts, potatosack race and many more,” said Staff Sgt.David A. Brocato, maintenance sectionsergeant, Company B, 404th ASB. “Themost popular game was the dunk tank;the students loved dunking the Soldiers.”Spc. Captoria Pointer, avionic andsurvivability equipment repairer, Company B,404th ASB, selected the event for thebattalion’s community outreach program.“After going through Army CommunityService, we found an adopt-a-schoolprogram,” said Pointer. “We found PrairieHeights, and after a couple of visits, Iwanted to come every time. The commandsends about 13 Soldiers to the school tohelp out every week.”The battalion has filled many roles atPrairie Heights Elementary School.“We have come every Wednesday, sinceJanuary,” said Brocato. “We help coachstudents in different subjects, mentoringand essentially acting as teacher’s aides.We do whatever the teacher needs us to do.”The school faculty appreciates theversatility and roles taken on by the 404thASB Soldiers.“The Soldiers mainly help the studentsduring literacy time,” said Grant Schmidt,17June 7, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERSoldiers volunteer, mentor childrenwww.abbaeyecare.comHours Mon-Fri: 8:30-600 • Sat: 9:00-2:004430N.NevadaAve.SouthwestCornerofGardenoftheGods&Nevada635-20204319IntegrityCenterPointNWCornerofPowers&Barnes634-20201813NorthCircleDriveCircle&Constitution632-20201130LakePlazaDriveLakeAve&LakePlaza(nexttoCulvers)578-2020Voted #1 Eye Care in Colorado SpringsThe Independent & The Gazette*Cannot be combined with any other insurance, discounts or offers.EXAMS • CONTACTS • GLASSES25% MILITARYDISCOUNTon all goods andservices*QUESADILLAS! TACOS! BURRITOS!FAJITAS! FIESTA PACKS!SALADS!LOCATIONS:MilitaryDiscount10yDiDiscountMilitary10Left: Sgt. Rhyse Lapham, AH-64DApache systems repairer,Company B, 404th AviationSupport Battalion, 4th CombatAviation Brigade, 4th InfantryDivision, officiates the sackrace event for fourth gradersof Prairie Heights ElementarySchool in Pueblo, May 17.Above: Spc. CheyenneVandenberg, power generationequipment repairer, Company B,404th Aviation Support Battalion,4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4thInfantry Division, takes a dip in thedunk tank after an elementarystudent nails the target atPrairie Heights ElementarySchool in Pueblo, May 17.See Carnival on Page 26
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  18. 18. By Staff Sgt. Henry W. Marris III3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team PublicAffairs Office, 4th Infantry DivisionMore than 300 motorcycle riders from theJoint Task Force Carson and Colorado Springscommunities joined together for the MountainMotorcycle Rally May 30 at Iron Horse Park.The purpose of the rally, hosted by 3rdArmored Brigade Combat Team, 4th InfantryDivision, was to encourage good motorcyclepractices, effective motorcycle mentorship, andpositive team building for the Soldiers, Familiesand civilians of the JTF Carson and ColoradoSprings communities, said Col. Michael C.Kasales, commander, 3rd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div.“The intent is to have a safety focus in afestive environment,” Kasales said. “Beingresponsible motorcycle riders within thecommunity is important. We want to be goodpartners with the community.”A portion of the rally was a mentorship ride, inwhich more experienced riders were grouped withless experienced riders to conduct a check ride. Theriders covered about 90 miles, from Iron Horse Parkto Pueblo and then to Cañon City,before returning to the park.“The check ride is to showpeople what a group ride shouldlook like, and how it should bedone,” said Capt. Luke Summerfelt,current operations, 3rd ABCT, 4thInf. Div. “The events at the parkshow what you need to have, and what kind ofchecks you need to perform to do a group ride.”The rally included motorcycle and personalprotective equipment inspections, a mentorshipride and basic rider, best custom bike, paint scheme,smallest bike and best of show competitions.The winners are:ñ Best overall motorcycle —Antonio Brown, civilianñ Rust bucket — Spc. Steven Scott,Company B, 3rd Brigade Special TroopsBattalion, 3rd ABCTñ Smallest engine — 1st Lt. Brittany McAllister,10th Combat Support Hospitalñ Basic rider safety competitions — MasterSgt. Mike Kile, Medical Department Activity,and Warrant Officer 1 Austin Johnson, 4thCombat Aviation Brigadeñ Best paint scheme — Chief Warrant Officer 3Mike Benkosky, 10th Special ForcesGroup (Airborne)ñ Best custom bike — Sgt. 1st Class MarcusMueller, Headquarters and HeadquartersCompany, 1st Battalion, 8th InfantryRegiment, 3rd ABCT,Pfc. Keila Arroyo, Company A, 3rd BSTB,3rd ABCT, who began riding motorcycles inJanuary, said it was a great event, and she enjoyedthe experience gained from attending the rally.“This is like a family, and we take care ofeach other,” Arroyo said. “We learned aboutsafety and what to do on the road. It was agreat experience, and I loved it.”21June 7, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER20 MOUNTAINEER — June 7, 2013Photo by Spc. Robert HollandPhoto by Staff Sgt. Henry W. Marris IIIMotorcycle riders participating in the Mountain MotorcycleRally travel down Interstate 25 during the check ride, May30. Riders covered about 90 miles during the ride topromote motorcycle safety and group ride safety.READYREADYSETSET GOGOPhoto by Staff Sgt. Henry W. Marris IIICommand Sgt. Maj. Douglas Maddi, left, senior enlisted adviser,3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, talks withSgt. 1st Class Marcus Mueller, Headquarters and HeadquartersCompany, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div.,during best custom bike judging of the Mountain Motorcycle Rally,May 30 at Iron Horse Park.Soldiers participating in the Fort Carson Mountain Motorcycle Rallyprepare to depart from Iron Horse Park on a group ride, May 30. Ridersconducted a mentorship ride, grouping experienced riders with novice riders,as part of the rally to promote group-ride safety and team building.Rally promotesmotorcycle safety
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