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    • Vol. 71, No. 23 June 14, 2013Page 12 Page 19 Page 17Message board INSIDEINSIDENetwork outageThe Fort Carson network willbe unavailable from4 a.m. to 6 p.m.Friday due to an authorized serviceinterruption in support ofthe SPIDERS Microgridimplementation. The help desk andvideo teleconference suite will beunavailable during this time.Photo by Spc. Nathan ThomeIron Horse WeekSoldiers assigned to various units throughout the 4th Infantry Division, combinetheir might to pull the opposing team past the line during a game of tug of war, as apart of Iron Horse Week, June 6. Iron Horse Week is an annual competition involvingmultiple events, between units across Joint Task Fort Carson, with the total pointwinners at battalion and company level recognized with the Commander’s Cup atthe end of the week. See story on pages 22-23.FortCarsonsupportsfirefightingeffortsBy Mountaineer staffBambi Bucket training came at the right time forpilots of the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th InfantryDivision. The training, completed in April, preparedthem for the firefighting they are now doing.Two CH-47 Chinooks and two UH-60 BlackHawks are providing fire drops on the Black Forest Fireutilizing the Bambi Bucket, a specialized bucket thatcarries up to 2,000 gallons of water, suspended on acable carried by a helicopter for aerial firefighting.When the helicopter is in position, the crew opens therelease valve to battle the fire below.“Due to our training, we (are) able to reactquicker than most agencies and our helicopters canget into areas that most aircraft cannot,” ChiefWarrant Officer 4 James Dowdy, battalionstandardization officer and senior CH-47 Chinookpilot, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4thAviation Regiment, 4th CAB, 4th Inf. Div., saidafter the training in April.In addition to the helicopters, a convoy departedFort Carson headed to Black Forest Wednesdaymorning with four D7 bulldozers, maintenancesupport and fuel personnel from the 52nd EngineerBattalion to assist with firebreak efforts.The Fort Carson Fire Department also sent ninepersonnel, two wildland fire engines, a water tenderand an incident command vehicle.The Joint Task Fort Carson support comes as aresult of the Department of Defense’s immediateSee Fire on Page 4
    • 2 MOUNTAINEER — June 14, 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 isfcmountaineer@hotmail.com.The Mountaineer is posted on theInternet at http://csmng.com.The 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 hotline526-0096I joined the Army Oct. 17, 1996,upon completing one semester atHunter College in New York City.I aspired to do something greaterin life, and decided that the Armycould provide that for me.Serving my country in thiscapacity is unexplainable. Beingable to protect the American citizens’freedom is so rewarding. I am amember of an elite organization thatwill protect and serve its citizensforever; it means the world to me.I continue to serve in the Armybecause I love the challenges, thepeople and the organization as awhole. There are so many oppor-tunities to excel in the Army, andso many opportunities to grow.I’ve been able to obtain my mas-ter’s degree while on active dutyand will obtain my informationtechnology certifications as well.As a member of the 3rd Bn.,61st Cav. Reg., I remain IronHorse Strong by participatingin the awesome leadershipdevelopment sessions conductedin the unit, as well as maintaininga high level of physical fitnessevery day. Remaining resilientis a way of life.Iron Horse StrongCapt. Chekesha Akua EgglestonCommunications officer in chargeHeadquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Battalion, 61st Cavalry Regiment,4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry DivisionBy Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCameraCommanding general,4th Infantry Division and Fort CarsonToday we celebrate our Army’s birthday, 238 yearsafter the U.S. Congress created the Continental AmericanArmy June 14, 1775. Our Army was founded a year beforethe Declaration of Independence and two years before the“Stars and Stripes” became our national emblem. Overthe ensuing two centuries, our Army has established itselfas the best trained, best equipped and best led fightingforce the world has ever known, defending our Constitutionand ensuring our freedom and liberty.The Army birthday is our opportunity to commemoratethe bravery, honor and sacrifice of those who wentbefore us. Marked by a drum roll of engagements likeYorktown, Appomattox, the Meuse-Argonne, D-Day,Pork Chop Hill, the Central Highlands, Desert Storm,Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn,just to name a few, the Army colors are adorned with183 streamers — campaigns that American Soldierssweated for, bled for and died for.The units that comprise Joint Task Force Carson todayhave played an integral role in our Army’s glorious history.Going forward, the men and women of the MountainPost will continue to be called upon to keep the gates offreedom open. I salute all of you and our Families forwho you are, what you represent and your tremendousservice, dedication and many sacrifices.As we celebrate our Army’s birthday, it is also appropriatethat we take pause to pay tribute to those who gave theirlast full measure of devotion to a grateful nation. It isbecause of their sacrifices and that of their Families thatwe enjoy freedom and ourAmerican way of life. Ourfallen and their lovedones will never be forgotten.We also owe a debt ofgratitude to our veteranswho served under thecolors of this greatcountry. They forgedthe way before us andset a shining example ofcourage, commitmentand compassion. Once aSoldier, always a Soldier.To our magnificent partners and friends in thePikes Peak region, thank you for your unwavering andoutstanding support to the men, women and children ofFort Carson. The sign entering the post says it all —“Best Hometown in the Army” and you make it thatway. For the last 71 years, the communities of the FrontRange have been an indispensable part of our ArmyFamily. We sincerely appreciate your care, kindness andpartnership as we commemorate our Army birthday.Since 1775, the U.S. Army has fought and wonour nation’s wars, successfully defending freedomaround the globe. Our Soldiers today have willinglyraised their right hand to “support and defend theConstitution of the United States against all enemies,foreign and domestic.” We are dedicated to living theArmy Values and the Warrior Ethos. We are “IronHorse Strong” and I am honored to serve in yourranks. Happy 238th birthday!“Steadfast and Loyal”Commemorates bravery, honor, sacrifice
    • 3June 14, 2013 — MOUNTAINEEROdierno:Sexualassault,harassmentcannotbetoleratedStory and photo by Lisa FerdinandoArmy News ServiceWASHINGTON — Sexual assault and harassmentare serious problems theArmy is vigorously addressing,the chief of staff of the Army said June 4.Gen. Raymond T. Odierno testified before theSenate Armed Services Committee, along withthe chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, servicechiefs from the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps andCoast Guard, and six judge advocate generals.“These crimes violate everything our Armystands for and they simply cannot be tolerated,”Odierno told senators, as part of an oversight hearingon sexual assault and harassment in the services.“As chief of staff of the Army, and as a parent oftwo sons and a daughter, the crimes of sexual assaultand harassment cut to the core of what I care mostabout, the health and welfare of America’s sons anddaughters,” he said.Odierno said the Army is focused on eliminatingthe problem.“Two weeks ago I told my commanders thatcombating sexual assault and sexual harassmentwithin the ranks is our No. 1 priority,” Odierno said.“I said that because as chief, my mission is to trainand prepare our Soldiers for war.“These crimes cut to the heart of the Army’sreadiness for war,” he said. “They destroy the fabricof our force, Soldier and unit morale.“We will fix this problem,” he pledged.Odierno said the Army needsto do more, and laid out fiveareas of specific concern:✦ preventing potential offendersfrom committing sexual crimes✦ investigating and takingappropriate action with everyallegation of sexual assaultand harassment✦ creating a climate where anindividual is not afraid ofretaliation or stigma forreporting a crime✦ ensuring individuals, units,organizations, and specificallycommanders and leaders under-stand their responsibilities✦ ensuring the chain of commandis at the center of any solutionto combat sexual assault andharassment, and that it is alsofully engaged“We can and will do better,” he told the senators.“We must take deliberate steps to change the environ-ment. We must restore our people’s confidence byimproving our system of accountability.”Odierno said the military justice system wasdesigned to give commanders the tools to reinforcegood order by prosecuting misconduct with a varietyof judicial and nonjudicial punishments. He saidcommanders are able to prosecute crimes and punishminor infractions that contribute to discipline problems.Odierno also said his experience leads him tobelieve that the majority of the problems are thefailure of some commanders and leaders to correctlyadminister military justice in compliance with theUniform Code of Military Justice and currentDepartment of Defense policies.Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno testifies to Congress, June 4, thatthe Army must do more to combat sexual assault and sexual harassment.See Odierno on Page 4
    • 4 MOUNTAINEER — June 14, 2013“We must take a hard look at oursystem, from start to finish, to ensure thatcommanders and judge advocates aresubject to appropriate checks and balances,all while protecting the interests of thevictim and the due process rights ofaccused Soldiers,” he said.Odierno said that in the last four years,57 officers have been relieved of command.About half of those dismissals were relatedto issues with the command climate thoseofficers created. Some had been deemed“toxic leaders.” Others were relievedbecause they had failed to create acommand climate where it was clear thatsexual assault and sexual harassmentwould not be tolerated.“It is up to every one of us, civilian,Soldier, general officer to private, to solvethis problem within our ranks,” Odierno said.Over the last 12 years, the Army hasdemonstrated “exceptional confidence,courage and resiliency in adapting theforce to the demands of war,” Odierno said.The Army will tackle and fix theproblem of sexual assault and harassmentwith the “same resolve.”As part of ongoing efforts, including inits Sexual Harassment/Assault Responseand Prevention program, the Army hasfocused efforts intensely on preventingsexual assault and harassment, educatingSoldiers, responding to reports of assaultand harassment and providing victims withsupport and resources.from Page 3OdiernoDomestic violence is a crime and is not a normal or acceptedpart of military life. It is contrary to the Army values and goodorder and discipline. It is the responsibility of every Soldier tohelp prevent violence in the homes of our fellow Iron Horse warriors.¶ Domestic violence can include physical or sexual violence, threats of physicalor sexual abuse, psychological or emotional abuse, and stalking.¶ Look for indicators of domestic violence aggressors such as: history ofpast battering, threats of violence, breaking objects or punching walls,unreasonable jealousy, controlling behavior, quick involvement in therelationship, blaming others for problems, cruelty to children and animals,abrupt mood changes, and alcohol or drug abuse.¶ The stress of deployments and reintegration does not excuse, explain orjustify violence towards loved ones. The chain of command is committed tohelping Families address domestic violence, whether servicemembers arethe victims or the aggressors.¶ Regulations require all Department of Defense personnel to report any suspicionof Family violence to Family Advocacy, 526-4590, no matter how small.¶ The 1996 Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968 makesit unlawful for anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor ofdomestic violence to possess firearms. The law applies to militarypersonnel whether convicted on or off post.Call 526-4590 for related classes through Army Community Service.Domestic violence&StandardsDISCIPLINEresponse authority and a memorandum of agreement between El PasoCounty and the post.In La Veta, south of Colorado Springs, Fort Carson firefightersfrom the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site Fire Station joinedfirefighting efforts at the request of civilian agencies. Thatassistance came through a mutual aid agreement between thepost and surrounding communities along the Front Range.The fire truck with water tender and four personnel were pulledback to PCMS after the fire west of Walsenburg was containedWednesday morning.Joint Task Force Carson remains prepared to assist firefightingefforts and provide support to the Colorado Springs community tothe fullest extent possible, according to post officials.Editor’s note: Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault, 4th Combat AviationBrigade Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division, contributedto this article.from Page 1FirePhoto courtesy of U.S. Air Force AcademyA 4th CombatAviation Brigade,4th InfantryDivision, CH-47Chinook departsthe forward airrefueling point atthe U.S. Air ForceAcademy en routeto making moreBambi Bucketdrops on theBlack ForestFire Wednesday.The specializedbucket can carryup to 2,000gallons of water.WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/4THIDWWW.TWITTER.COM/@4THINFDIVWWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/THE4IDWWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/THE4IDWWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/THE4ID
    • 5June 14, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERNursing & Therapy Services of Colorado, Inc.Home Health Care Agency Specializing in Pediatric CareFor more information, please call (719) 574-5562.1130 W. Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80919We accept many health insurance plans.(719) 574-5562We are now accepting applications for Speech, Occupationaland Physical Therapists. Please send inquiries and resumes toinfo@ntsoc.com.We also offer training courses forCNA certification.to your newHomeHomeFind your dream home...Check out our Welcome Home sectionin front of the classifieds!DOWNTOWN PENTHOUSE OFFICE SPACE4,000 Sq FeetAvailable January 1, 2014Contact gary@fountaincolony.com or (719)389-1234At corner of Tejon and Platte. Full floor suite withelevator accessibility in unique, historic building,featuring exposed brick walls, skylights andwindows overlooking Acacia Park.Nice balance of enclosed private offices andopen work areas with private restrooms. Parkingavailable on site!‘Warhorse’ prepares for ‘box’Story and photo byStaff Sgt. Andrew Porch2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team PublicAffairs Office, 4th Infantry DivisionFORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fromloading vehicles and equipment bytrain and semi-trailer, to packingSoldiers on a bus, it takes multiplemoving parts to move a brigadeelement across country.From May 29 through June 8,the 2nd Armored Brigade CombatTeam, 4th Infantry Division, trans-ported more than 3,900 Soldiers andshipped approximately 700 pieces ofequipment to Fort Irwin, Calif., inpreparation for a monthlong fieldtraining exercise.The initial week at Fort Irwin issolely for preparing the brigade toconduct combat operations and showthey are battle ready, said Capt.Steven Morse, brigade tactical battlecaptain, 2nd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div.The biggest thing for Soldiers islearning to coordinate higher thanbattalion, where they are used toworking, he said“This is very much a brigadeoperation; it gives many of them alook at the big picture.”Once Soldiers hit the ground, they went rightto work.“We are building combat power,” said Morse.“We are in the initial stages of (reception, staging,onward movement and integration), and we are tryingto get ahead of the ballgame as much as possible.”As Soldiers arrive, the main focus is receivingequipment, installing simulated battlefieldweapons — called the multiple integrated laserengagement system — and ensuring everything isworking properly.Along with shipping its ownequipment, the brigade will alsodraw vehicles from Fort Irwinpersonnel.“We have about two days to(inspect) the vehicles before we signfor them,” said Sgt. 1st Class EricMuller, Bradley fighting vehiclesystem repairer, Forward SupportCompany, 1st Squadron, 10thCavalry Regiment, 2nd ABCT.Soldiers inspecting the equip-ment know it is important to checkthat everything is working properly.“If (Soldiers) get bad equipment,or something is wrong with it,anything can happen out there in the‘box,’” said Muller. “The terrain iscrazy, and making sure the vehiclesare safe is key.”Brigade leadership wanted toreplicate what Soldiers might gothrough during a movement to acombat theater of operations.Staff Sgt. Matthew Bowsher, cannon crew member, Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field ArtilleryRegiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, ground guides an M992field artillery ammunition supply vehicle during rail load operations on Fort Carson, May 29,ahead of a 30-day field training exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.See NTC on Page 14
    • MiscellaneousThe Pikes Peak Chapter of the Military OfficersAssociation of America — invites active duty,retired and former officers to “Dinner and a Rodeo,”June 29. Eligibility information and event details areavailable at http://www.ppmoaa.org under “Info.”MOAA plays an active role in military personnelmatters and proposed legislation, compensation andbenefit matters affecting the career force, the retiredcommunity and veterans of the uniformed services.The Pikes Peak Chapter supports local military,veterans, ROTC and JROTC programs. MOAAholds monthly membership luncheons at localmilitary installations and occasional specialevents. For more information call 471-8527.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 opportu-nity: 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 http://www.airforce.com/contact-us/faq/prior-service/ 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 869-0852.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 eric.e.bailey4.civ@mail.mil when needing trash containers, trashis overflowing or emergency service is required.• Facility custodial services — Call BryanDorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@mail.mil for service needs or to report complaints.• Elevator maintenance — Call BryanDorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@mail.mil.• Motor pool sludge removal/disposal —Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or emaildennis.j.frost.civ@mail.mil.• Repair and utility/self-help — Call GaryGrant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ@mail.mil. Use this number to obtain self-helptools and equipment or a motorized sweeper.• Base operations contracting officerrepresentative — Call Terry Hagen at 526-9262or email terry.j.hagen.civ@mail.mil for questionson snow removal, grounds maintenance andcontractor response to service orders.• Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at524-0786 or email jerald.j.just.civ@mail.mil torequest latrines, for service or to report damagedor overturned latrines.• Signs — Call Jim Diorio, Fort CarsonSupport Services, at 896-0797 or 524-2924 oremail jdiorio@kira.com 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 http://www.goarmy.com/ranger.html.Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training —is held Wednesday to June 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.at Veterans Chapel. Class is limited to the first 50people. 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@ dla.mil for receiving/turn in; MikeWelsh at mike.welsh@dla.mil for reutilization/webtools; or Rufus Guillory at rufus.guillory@dla.mil.Reassignment 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 (Releaseof Information) Office in the PatientAdministration Division hours are Monday-Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. andclosed Thursday and federal 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.MOUNTAINEER — June 14, 2013Special 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 http://www.bragg.army.mil/sorb.6Fort Carson dining facilities hours of operationDFAC Friday-Sunday (DONSA) 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.Wolf Closed 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)Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Dinner: ClosedLaRochelle10th SFG(A)Closed Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Dinner: Closed
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    • 8 MOUNTAINEER — June 14, 2013A HIGHER DEGREE OF EXCELLENCE855-484-8022worldwide.erau.edu/us2013SCAN 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.Carson honors fallen heroStaff Sgt. Joe A.NunezrodriguezDec. 15, 1983 – May 30, 2013Staff Sgt. Joe A.Nunezrodriguez joined the Army inJuly 2002, and attended OneStation Unit Training at FortLeonard Wood, Mo., graduating asa motor transport operator.Nunezrodriguez was stationedat Fort Hood, Texas, where he was asquad leader in the 704th CombatSupport Battalion. He deployed toIraq in support of Operation IraqiFreedom in 2003 and 2005. He transferred to the93rd Military Police Company, Fort Bliss, Texas,and deployed to Iraq two more times. He wasstationed at Fort Carson in 2009 asa heavy vehicle driver with the360th Transportation Company anddeployed to Afghanistan in supportof Operation Enduring Freedom in2010 and in 2012.His awards include the BronzeStar Medal, Purple Heart, ArmyCommendation Medal with fiveoak leaf clusters, AfghanistanCampaign Medal, Iraq CampaignMedal with four service stars, andthe Combat Action Badge. He is acombative level 1 graduate andcombat lifesaver qualified.Nunezrodriguez is survived by his mother,Candelaria Nunez.Left: A picture of Staff Sgt. Joe A.Nunezrodriguez, his posthumousawards and tokens of respect fromattendees along with the rifle,helmet, dog tags and boots make upthe time-honored memorial display.Right: Staff Sgt. Jason Cosby,4th Infantry Division Band, playstaps as Sgt. Steffanie Bell, amember of the firing squad,salutes with her rifle during thememorial service for Staff Sgt.Joe A. Nunezrodriguez, June 6at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel.Photos by Staff Sgt. Joe Stone597-9737www.powersdentalgroup.comWinningSmilesPROVIDER FOR ACTIVEMILITARY DEPENDENTSPersonal Dentistry witha Soft Touch for Children,Parents & Grandparents.forEveryoneExperienced, Caring and Gentle Caring For SmilesSince 1974Cosmetic DentistryBonding & VeneersRoot Canal TherapyChildrens DentistryCrowns & BridgesOrthodonticsTeeth WhiteningOral SurgeryDenturesImplantsWisdom TeethWhite FillingsPorcelain LaminatesGum CareSAME DAY EMERGENCY CARE
    • 9June 14, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERCooks contend for field kitchen awardStory and photo bySgt. Jonathan C. Thibault4th Combat Aviation Brigade Public AffairsOffice, 4th Infantry DivisionMotivation, dedication and desire were the fuels thatfed the fire the cooks used to prepare an exceptionalmeal, during an evaluation for the U.S. Army ForcesCommand Philip A. Connelly Active Army FieldKitchen Competition on Fort Carson, June 4.Fourteen cooks from Company E, 2nd GeneralSupport Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment,4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division,competed for the Connelly.Despite having only three weeks to preparefor the competition, instead of the usual fewmonths, the cooks volunteered to compete for theConnelly award.“Mentally, we had to be prepared for thiscompetition, because we had a short amount oftime to get everything ready,” said Sgt. JarrellFielder, food service noncommissioned officer,Company E, 2nd GSAB.The cooks worked many hard, long hours to setup the site for the Connelly.“I get up at 2:30 a.m. to get ready for work,” saidPfc. Maurice McMullen, food service specialist,Company E, 2nd GSAB. “We start work at 4 a.m.,and stop working as late as 9 p.m. On average, weworked 16 to 19 hours a day to prepare for this.”Although the days were long and fast paced, ithelped to build their confidence in the future.“I am pretty impressed with what we haveaccomplished in that amount of time. We have done agood job,” said Pfc. Rosa Schick, food servicespecialist, Company E, 2nd GSAB.The cooks foundinnovative ways to over-come the short amountof time and limitedresources, to completetheir mission and beable to compete.“Our leadershipfigured out the budgetingand acquired the equip-ment that we neededto compete,” saidMcMullen. “They weredetermined to be con-tenders in this year’scompetition.”The first-time com-petitors enhanced theirskills and knowledgethroughout the courseof the competition.“The cooks get anextreme amount of training and knowledge,” saidFielder. “This is McMullen and Schick’s first timebeing trained on this equipment and competing onthis level. I am very impressed with how wellthey are doing and how quick they soaked upthe knowledge.”Winning the Connelly would earn great acco-lades for the 4th CAB cooks and an enormoussense of accomplishment.“Since we are a new unit, this would showthat we have come a long way in a short amount oftime,” said Schick. “It means a lot to me, becausemost of the points for the competition come fromthe field kitchen that McMullen and I worked on.This means I (would) have played a large role inwinning this competition.”The winners of the FORSCOM competitionwill be announced in August. The top three teamswill move on to the Army-level Competition.Food service specialists Pfc. Maurice McMullen, center,and Pfc. Rosa Schick serve food to Spc. Holly Verostick,petroleum supply specialist, during a U.S. Army ForcesCommand Philip A. Connelly Active Army Field KitchenCompetition evaluation on Fort Carson, June 4. All threeSoldiers are with Company E, 2nd General SupportAviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th CombatAviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division.
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Robert Holland3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team PublicAffairs Office, 4th Infantry DivisionCavalry Soldiers and their Families participatedin back-to-back training events to foster teambuilding, and to give the spouses and children abetter understanding of what cavalry scouts do ona daily basis.Soldiers from 4th Squadron, 10th CavalryRegiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4thInfantry Division, participated in a three-dayrigorous leader certification program, also knownas a Spur Ride, May 21-23, while the Family eventtook place June 1.Within the cavalry world, earning the privilegeto wear spurs is an important rite of passage, andone of the highest honors a cavalry scout can earn,said Command Sgt. Maj. Edwin A. Rivera, seniorenlisted adviser, 4th Sqdn., 10th Cav. Reg. Manyconsider it one of the crowning achievements oftheir military career.“The Spur Ride is a mentally and physicallydemanding event that challenges Soldiers to pushthemselves in a tactical environment,” said Lt.Col. Stephen C. Marr, commander, 4th Sdn., 10thCav. Reg. “Upon successfully completing the SpurRide, our Soldier leaders have demonstrated toeveryone that they have the skills, endurance andfortitude to lead.”According to Rivera, developing leadershipskills is just one of the reasons the unit conductsa spur ride at least annually. He said the Soldierspur ride and Family spur ride help buildteamwork and camaraderie, both within theorganization and the greater cavalry and FortCarson communities.“The whole concept is teamwork,” Rivera said.“In the Army, you do not do anything by yourself;it is always a whole team effort.”Both Marr and Rivera said the spur ride eventsoffer a greater purpose than just testing Soldiers’leadership skills.“Spurs symbolize all of the qualities ofprofessional excellence that all cavalry troopershold in common— esprit de corps, tactical andtechnical expertise, common sense, judgment and theability to operate independently, with minimalguidance,” Marr said.Lexie Coppinger, wife of Spc. AnthonyCoppinger, cavalry scout, Troop C, 4th Sqdn.,10th Cav. Reg., and her daughter arrived to FortCarson and the 3rd ABCT right before the spurride events kicked off. New to the unit, the couplesaid they did not know anyone, and even thoughher husband had already earned his spurs andbeen inducted into the Order of the Spur, theyjumped at the opportunity to be involved in thespur ride week activities.“Both my husband and I think it is really niceto bring the entire team — Soldier and Family —together,” Lexie Coppinger said. “We just movedhere, and the spur ride allowed my husbandto interact and get to know the guys he workswith better.”She said her husband was not the only oneto benefit.“For me, the Family spur ride event gave me theincredible opportunity to meet other Families withinthe unit and start building a bond with them,” LexieCoppinger said. “Just knowing others withinthe unit, and being given the opportunity to buildnew friendships, can help build morale, not justfor the Soldiers, but the Families, too.”Soldiers from 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment,3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th InfantryDivision — participating in a three-day rigorousleader certification program known as a spur ride —test their skills on the firing range, May 21.Family members of Soldiers in the 4th Squadron,10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored BrigadeCombat Team, 4th Infantry Division, participatein a Family spur ride event, June 1. The eventmimicked the same type of events the 4th Sqdn.,10th Cav., Soldiers participated in May 21-23.“In the Army, youdo not do anythingby yourself; it isalways a wholeteam effort.”— Command Sgt. Maj.Edwin A. RiveraThe4thInfantryDivisionandFortCarsonMountedColorGuardescortsSoldiersfrom4thSquadron,10thCavalryRegiment,3rdArmoredBrigadeCombatTeam,4th Infantry Division, to the finish line of the final event of a spur ride, May 23.Look for the next issueof Military Values inthe Mountaineer,Schreiver Sentineland Space Observer.You’ll find discountsfrom military friendlybusinesses throughoutthe Pikes Peak area.COMING OUT JUNE27/28.719.634.5905For more information callVALUESCOUPONBOOKVALUESAn advertising supplement to the Fort CarsonMountaineer, the Peterson Space Observer and the Schriever SentinelMARCH 2013Your source for$avings!www.csmng.com
    • 12 MOUNTAINEER — June 14, 2013SHINSADONGKOREANRESTAURANT3845 E. Pikes Peak Ave.Colorado Springs, CO 80909638-26952011 Best ofKorean RestaurantsSAcademyBlvdSAcademyBlvdE Pikes Peak AveSPRING SPECIAL10% OFF the CheckWe make tastyfoods such as:• Grilled Beef Ribs• Beef Bulgogi• Bibimbap in aHot Stove Pot‘Raiders’ take cover during indirect fire drillStory and photo bySpc. Andrew Ingram1st Armored Brigade CombatTeam Public Affairs Office,4th Infantry DivisionCAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait —When a blaring siren pierced theKuwaiti air, “Raider” Brigade Soldiersdonned their M40 Protective Masksand filled the bunkers scattered acrossCamp Buehring’s sandy surface.“Incoming, incoming, incoming,”a disembodied voice bellowed, as the1st Armored Brigade Combat Team,4th Infantry Division, Soldiers packedinto the shelters, testing the seals oftheir masks.Raiders reaffirmed their chemical,biological, radiological, nuclear andhigh-yield explosive attack responseskills, and practiced the properprocedures for finding cover during anartillery mortar or rocket attack, duringan indirect fire drill, June 5.“As soon as we heard the siren, wehit the bunkers,” said Sgt. BrandonSweetman, armor crewman, CompanyD, 1st Battalion, 22nd InfantryRegiment, 1st ABCT. “It is veryimportant to have systems in placefor situations like this.”In the days leading up to the event,leaders throughout the brigade drilledtheir Soldiers on proper pro-mask andbunker procedures.“Soldiers who have nevercome under fire before cannotunderstand what it is like,” saidSweetman, who experienced indi-rect fire attacks during previousdeployments. “If we keep trainingover and over, muscle memoryand instinct will kick in, andcould save their lives during areal world situation.”Capt. Andrew Lowe, airdefense officer, 1st ABCT, andbrigade leaders observed theexercise, and disseminated casualtycards that directed Soldiers toassume the role of wounded inneed of aid from their comrades.“We conduct these battle drillsto ensure the Soldiers of the RaiderBrigade are ready for anything,”said Lowe. “Drills like thisrefresh our basic skills. Whetherwe are here in Kuwait, back at FortCarson or deployed to Afghanistan,we need to continually train tomaintain these skills.”At the announcement of “allSoldiersassigned to1st Battalion,22nd InfantryRegiment,1st ArmoredBrigadeCombat Team,4th InfantryDivision, takecover in abunker duringan indirect firedrill at CampBuehring,Kuwait, June 5.See Drill on Page 16
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William Smith4th Infantry Division Public Affairs OfficeFourteen Joint Task Force Carson leaders gainedthe knowledge to be able to better help their Soldiersthrough tough times, June 5-6.The Soldiers attended the two-day AppliedSuicide Intervention Skills Training; an intensive,interactive and practice-dominated course designedto help people recognize and review risk, andintervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide,according to the ASIST website.“The ASIST program helps give first-line super-visors the tools and in-depth training they need tohelp Soldiers who may be at risk for suicide,” saidChap. (Capt.) Ben Clark, instructor, 1st Battalion,68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade CombatTeam, 4th Infantry Division.“By training first-line supervisors, it provides amore likely person for a Soldier dealing withthoughts of suicide to talk to, because they are moreapt to talk to someone who has been through similarexperiences, that they know and respect,” Clark said.Sgt. Shawn Belk left the training confident of theskills he learned.“This training is going to help me be able to giveassistance to those who need it; not just Soldiers, butto anyone,” said the petroleum supply specialist withCompany A, 404th General Support AviationBattalion, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th InfantryDivision. “As a Soldier, I signed up to help protect mycountry, so if I come across anyone in need of help, Iwill be able to fall back on this training and help themas much as I can.”Sgt. 1st Class Cedric Durr said the training preparedhim to guide his Soldiers through the steps of recovery.“This training will help as far as identifyingwarning signs and tendencies in those high-riskSoldiers,” said the platoon sergeant withCompany B, 404th GSAB, 4th CAB. “I now knowhow to get Soldiers the help that they need. I willbe able to provide them with the counselingand guidance (on) how to recover from what theystruggle with.”Belk said the training has made him amore complete leader.“This training should not be thought of as acheck the box; it is real life training,” Belk said.“Hopefully I will never need to utilize it, but I willbe ready if the need or occasion arises.”Durr said people can always be more prepared.“As much as we think we know how to handlea situation involving suicide, there is still somethingthat you can learn,” he said.Sgt. Shawn Belk, left, petroleum supply specialist, Company A, 404th General Aviation Support Battalion, 4th CombatAviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, practices talking down Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training instruc-tor Staff Sgt. 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    • 15June 14, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERGreat ServiceComfortable BedsGovernment RateCALL NOW!a good night’s sleep...Comfort Inn SouthCOLORADO SPRINGS/ I-25 South Exit 1381410 Harrison Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906(719) 579-6900Close to Ft. Carson, shopping, restaurants, entertainment& attractions - FREE hot breakfast - Pet Friendly - Free InternetIndoor heated pool - Executive Suites - Business CenterCompetitionfosterscamaraderieStory and photos byStaff Sgt. Andrew Porch2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team PublicAffairs Office, 4th Infantry DivisionCompetition fostered new friendships, as about 450senior leaders gathered for the Warhorse Challenge II, adouble-elimination ultimate football tournament, atMemorial Park in Colorado Springs, May 22.The tournament pitted teams comprised of Soldiersfrom every “Warhorse” battalion against each other.“Meet somebody new today,” said Col. Omar J.Jones IV, commander, 2nd Armored Brigade CombatTeam, 4th Infantry Division. “The teams are mixed upon purpose. Meet somebody else because you are goingto see them in the dust bowl in about two weeks.”The brigade command team wanted to set asidetime for senior leadership to get a break.“Have fun,” said Jones. “It’s a rare opportunity,and we have been busy for a long time. Arguably, wehave had someone in the field since back inNovember, all the way until two or three weeks ago.”Leaders took the opportunity to gain newresources and increase their ability to network.“I want to take advantage of meeting people thatI normally wouldn’t meet,” said Sgt. 1st ClassAndrew Benson, infantryman and headquartersplatoon sergeant, Headquarters and HeadquartersLt. Col. David Guthrie, center, commander, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team,4th Infantry Division, and Lt. Col. Keith Jarolimek, commander, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd ABCT,congratulate each other after completing a game of ultimate football during Warhorse Challenge II at Memorial Parkin Colorado Springs, May 22.Capt. AdamSperry,commander,Company A,2nd SpecialTroopsBattalion, 2ndArmoredBrigadeCombat Team,4th InfantryDivision, divesto make acatch.See Tourney on Page 16
    • 16 MOUNTAINEER — June 14, 2013clear,” most Soldiers exited thebunkers to resume their daily tasks,but for the medical Soldiers ofCompany C, 4th Brigade SupportBattalion, 1st ABCT, the exercisehad only just begun.Within minutes of the all clear,simulated casualties began toarrive at the brigade aid station,suffering from fictitious trauma,ranging from chest wounds to posttraumatic stress disorder.“Our expectations were toeffectively treat patients as theycame in, and we accomplished thatvery well,” said Spc. Nicklaus Lego,health care specialist, Company C,4th Brigade Support Battalion, 1stABCT. “The whole medical side ofthe operation went smoothly.”Lego said incorporating the“Charlie Med” Soldiers into the exer-cise lent the operation an air ofrealism, and helped the medicaltroops maintain their perishable skills.“Medical skills have a tendencyto be lost if they are not used con-tinually,” he said. “Even steppingout of the right mindset for a fewminutes can cost a patient’s life.”Soldiers of the Raider Brigadewill continue training and enhancingtheir warrior skills throughout theirdeployment to Kuwait.“I think the event was a success,”Lowe said. “Soldiers knew andfollowed the proper procedures for anindirect fire attack in a possible NBCenvironment. The lessons we learnedduring this exercise will help us makeour next training event even better.”from Page 12DrillTroop, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd ABCT. “Meeting other senior leadershelps build a rapport, which makes it easier to do my job.”Participants met new people and spent time away from their regular workplace.“We are working on cohesion, building esprit de corps, and just having a goodtime,” said Sgt. 1st Class Terris Kolmorgan, assistant brigade operations noncommis-sioned officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd STB. “It detaches usfrom the work environment and gets us out here to interact on a social basis.”Jones encouraged Soldiers not to worry about what missions had to beaccomplished.“The staff sergeants have got it,” said Jones. “They have got the prep for theweekend; they have got the rail load; they have got the things that have got tohappen today.”As the day came to an end, leaders said how much they enjoyed theteam-building event.“It was a good time,” said Sgt. 1st Class Spencer Polwort, brigade firedirection noncommissioned officer, HHT, 2nd STB. “Everyone had a greattime, great camaraderie. It was a chance to get out, and I met a lot of newpeople I wouldn’t normally meet. Another good Warhorse Challenge, thesecond one so far, and probably the best one so far.”from Page 15Tourney
    • 17June 14, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERWeeds whacked during garden eventStory and photos by Andrea StoneMountaineer staffMore than 15 children battled weeds thatwere nearly as tall as they were to start work inthe Grow with Me Garden outside Balfour BeattyCommunities’ office June 7.Their job was to pull as many weeds out ofthe garden boxes as possible.“Right now, there are no plants in this gardenthat you can’t pull,” said Kris Spiller, LifeWorkscoordinator for BBC. “Pull anything that’s green,or red, orange, yellow, anything.”The program, which is in its second year, hasproven popular, with 98 children signing up thisyear. After they sign up and receive a log book, theycan work in the garden whenever they’re able.When the produce is harvested, it will be splitbetween participants based on how much timethey worked.Some of the children weren’t too eager toweed the beds.“I’m waiting till we get to plant stuff, not pullstuff,” said Cash Mercer, 9.“I just want to plant the seeds,” SamanthaLike, 5, agreed.“I like pulling out the weeds because me, mylittle brother and my mom all pulled out an entirebox, and now we’re working on another one,”said Chloe Lock, 8.Weeding isn’t the only thing they’ll learn overthe summer. There will also be hands-on lessons incomposting, planting, working the soil and harvesting.June 20 they will learn about how bugs can bebeneficial for gardens, complete with a bug collection.Ladybugs in the garden created momentsof excitement, as did the discovery of a smallstrawberry growing from a plant from lastyear’s garden.As she pointed the strawberry out to thechildren, Spiller explained the process — firsta seed, then a green plant, a flower, a greenstrawberry and a red strawberry.“I think a lot of people don’t understand theirfood doesn’t come out of a plastic box. We startedthis so they could see where their food comesfrom,” Spiller said.Soon the beds will be clear of weeds and readyfor planting some of the 300 packets of seeds donatedby Burpee. They plan to grow tomatoes, cucumbers,zucchini, sunflowers, watermelons, peas and beans.The program, which will be ongoing throughthe summer, is open to children 3 to 17 who livein Fort Carson Family Housing.The garden is irrigated, but is in compliancewith post watering restrictions, Spiller said.Childrenlook on asKris Spiller,LifeWorkscoordinatorfor BalfourBeattyCommunities,points out astrawberrygrowing fromlast year’sgarden atthe Grow withMe Gardenevent June 7.Nathan Bourque, 5, shows a ladybug to James Garner, 4, and Kayleah Garner, 5, at Balfour Beatty Communities’Grow with Me Garden event June 7.
    • 18 MOUNTAINEER — June 14, 2013Claims to the EstateStaff Sgt. Joe A. Nunez Rodriguez — With deepestregret to the family of the deceased. Anyone havingclaims against or indebtedness to his estate shouldcontact 1st Lt. Dana Watson at 930-7429.Upcoming 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 Monday 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 FountainWednesday at 6 p.m. The proposed budget will beconsidered for adoption. The budget is filed in theoffice of Shiona Nash where it is available forpublic inspection. Any person paying school taxesin the district may at any time prior to the finaladoption of the budget file or register his objectionwith the Board of Education. Business hours areMonday-Friday between 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.Exceptional Family Member Program hourschange — Evans Army Community Hospital’sEFMP office increased 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 a.m.to 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 — Tutor.com 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. Tutor.com can also help withstandardized test prep, Advance Placement examsand with college essays. Visit http://www.tutor.com/military 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 sgtjobson@gmail.com or the Cub Master,Robert Jepsen, robert.jepsen@us.army.miland 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 longlinelarry@aol.com 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 http://www.biglittlecolorado.org/ for more information.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 used toaccess several ranges and training areas, so theroad 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 Familymedicine clinics are in the process of changingnames. Iron Horse Family Medicine Clinic(located on the second floor of Evans ArmyCommunity Hospital) is changing its name toWarrior Family Medicine Clinic. Evans FamilyMedicine Clinic (located on the second floorof the Woods Soldier Family Care Clinic) ischanging its name to Iron Horse Family MedicineClinic. These are only name changes. Beneficiarieswill continue to see assigned primary caremanager/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 emailthriftshop@gmail.com 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.
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    • By Sgt. William Smith4th Infantry Division Public AffairsOfficeSoldiers with 1st Battalion, 68thArmor Regiment, and 64th BrigadeSupport Battalion rose above theirpeers during Iron Horse Week sportscompetitions to claim the Commander’sCup and bragging rights on post.The two units combined for a cleansweep for 3rd Armored Brigade CombatTeam, 4th Inf. Div., as the 1st Bn.,68th Armor Reg., captured the largeunit crown while the 68th BSB tookhome the small unit title.Brig. Gen. Michael Bills,deputy commanding general,4th Infantry Division andFort Carson, was scheduledto present the winning unitswith the Commander’s CupThursday at Founders Field.Throughout Iron HorseWeek, June 3-7, the JointTask Force Carson communitygathered at Iron Horse Parkand various other locationson post to cheer on partici-pants, as they competed inevent after event to seewho would be victorious.The five-day celebrationof Joint Task Force Carson pridefeatured competitions and tournamentsincluding dodge ball, racquetball,archery, basketball, bowling, boxing,combatives, flag football, golf,marksmanship, paintball, sandvolleyball, wall climb, softball, tugof war and a 10-kilometer run.“Overall, Iron Horse Week is agreat event, and the marksmanshipportion is great battle-focused trainingfor Soldiers,” said Staff Sgt. GlennPeterson, M4 carbine marksmanshipcompetitor, Company B, 1st Battalion,66th Armor Regiment, 1st ArmoredBrigade Combat Team. “It is the mostrealistic training that a Soldier canget. Iron Horse Week is great for theSoldiers; it helps to build units’ espritde corps and camaraderie across theentire division.”Iron Horse Week providedparticipants the opportunity toshowcase their physical abilities whilerepresenting their units.“It was nice to be able to participatein Iron Horse Week,” said Pfc. BenThorsen, softball team member, 183rdMaintenance Company, 43rd SustainmentBrigade. “It was an honor to be able torepresent my unit. It helped to buildmore camaraderie and esprit de corpsin my unit with people who I don’tusually work with.”Soldiers and Family members notcompeting in the tournaments supportedthem by cheering for their units or lovedones during the week of competitions,and cooking to keep them strongthroughout the week.Thursday’s awards presentation wasset to include a cake-cutting ceremony incelebration of the Army’s 238th birthday.The Army has fought in every majorconflict the U.S. has been involved in —the Revolutionary War, Civil War,World War I, World War II, Korea,Vietnam, Desert Storm, OperationIraqi Freedom and New Dawn, andOperation Enduring Freedom.23June 14, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER22 MOUNTAINEER — June 14, 2013Photo by Spc. Robert HollandThe quarterback of the 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rdArmored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, team throws thefootball before getting downed during a flag football game againstSoldiers from 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd ABCT, June 4.Photo by Sgt. Nelson RoblesSpc.SeanStofli,7thSquadron,10thCalvaryRegiment,1stArmoredBrigadeCombatTeam,4th Infantry Division, steadies the compound bow before releasing his arrowduring the Iron Horse Week archery competition, June 5.Photo by Sgt. William SmithPhoto by Staff Sgt. Henry W. Marris IIIPfc. John Koepp, infantryman, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st ArmoredBrigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, swings at a pitch June 4, during a game against the Warrior Transition Battalion.Photo by Sgt. Jonathan C. ThibaultSpc. Armando Harrison, left, and Sgt. Michael Porter, both combat engineers from 569thMobility Augmentation Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, scale the wall during an IronHorse Week wall climbing event at the Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center, June 6.Photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher JelleSgt. Larry Stubbs, infantryman, Company A, 1st Battalion, 68th ArmorRegiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, fires avolley of rounds from behind an inflatable bunker during a speedballtournament, June 3.Sgt. Louis Mejil, 1st Battalion, 8th InfantryRegiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team,4th Infantry Division, leaps high to returnthe ball against 1st Battalion, 12th InfantryRegiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team,during Iron Horse Week, June 5.Team competition event winners10 kilometer run — 52nd Eng. Bn.Archery — 1st Bn., 66th Armor Reg.Basketball — 1st Bn., 68th Armor Reg.Bowling — 1st Bn., 8th Infantry Reg.Boxing —1st Bn., 68th Armor Reg.Combatives — 2nd Bn., 12th Inf. Reg.Dodge ball — 3rd STBFlag Football — 4th Sqdn. 10th Cav. Reg.Golf — 1st Bn., 12th Inf. Reg.Marksmanship — 3rd Sqdn., 61st Cav. Reg.M9 pistol — 52nd Eng. Bn.M4 rifle — 3rd Sqdn., 61st Cav. Reg.M249 squad automatic weapon — 2nd Bn., 12th Inf. Reg.M240B machine gun — 3rd Sqdn., 61st Cav. Reg.Orienteering — 2nd Bn., 12th Inf. Reg.Paintball — 1st Bn., 68th Armor Reg.Racquetball doubles — 2nd Bn., 77th FA Reg.Sand volleyball — 4th Sqdn., 10th Cav. Reg.Softball — 2nd Bn., 77th FA Reg.Tug of war — 3rd STBWall Climb — 1st Bn., 25th Avn. Reg.Iron Horse Week crowns best
    • 24 MOUNTAINEER — June 14, 2013719-576-5566Fort Carson Families choose award winning dental careand Broadmoor Dental is here to serve!Smile!Alwaysacceptingnewpatients,and nowcaring forActive DutyPersonnel.WE ACCEPT METLIFE INSURANCE/PREFERRED PROVIDERwww.BroadmoorDental.comGermany...Call today for a free quote:719-392-2535or email:dh@usdtravel.comCALL NOW FOR BARGAIN RATESFly toGermany 011 49 9641 924 3909am - 10pmCentral European TimeBook online at:www.usdtravel.comPatients roll into world-class roomsBy Vincent VisuthHealth FacilitiesPlanning AgencyWorld class would be theprimary adjective that bestdescribes Fort Carson’s newInpatient Family Care Wardthat opened May 21 on thefourth floor of Evans ArmyCommunity Hospital.Originally located on thehospital’s fifth floor, the wardmaintained 28 beds in sharedrooms that did not provideoptimal patient care.The newly-renovatedward design is patient-centric,providing accommodationsthat rival top civilian hospitalsand hotels. The number ofbeds remains at 28 with thecapabilities to expand to 32,as necessary. The majordifference for the patients isthey now get their own roomwith a private bathroom.Amenities in each roominclude a flat-screen TV forall patients with cable accessand DVD player. The remotecontrol not only operates theTV, but also the electronic blindsand overhead lighting. Videogame systems are available.The ward is outfittedwith four bariatric rooms thatprovide facilities capable ofhandling obese patients withbariatric requirements, toinclude oversize doorways.To increase patient safety andreduce staff injuries, patientlifts are installed in all rooms,which have the capability totraverse the entire room aswell as enter the bathroom.Patients’ Families arewelcome to remain with lovedones throughout their stayat Evans, as defined visitinghours no longer exist. Couchesand recliners in the rooms canbe converted into sleepingareas, which are far better thanthe standard Army cots.Additional features of thenew floor provide a respite roomfor Families, as well as a playroom for younger inpatients.Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff TrothNurses1st Lt.JulianeCase,left, and1st Lt.LianaGateswheelpatientJamesHeckardinto hisroom onthe newfourthfloorInpatientFamilyCareWard.See Rooms on Page 29
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    • A Father’s Day tributeVeteranhusbandIronHorseStrong27June 14, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERBy Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner4th Infantry Division PublicAffairs OfficeMorgan Waterman’s daily routineis defined by his son, the challengesalmost commonplace. On a good night,his son sleeps straight through. On abad night, he’ll be up a couple of times.His 16-month-old alarm clockwakes him up around 8 or 9 a.m.Next is feeding his son breakfast,followed by cleaning up the vomit,which happens after every meal.Typically, he’ll have a couple of hoursbefore the next feeding/vomit cycle.After that, it’s the appointment ofthe day, at least three times a week.They eat dinner, clean up the mess,followed by bath time and bed, tostart the pattern all over again.For some men, the challengeof dealing with the host of medicalproblems that come with takingcare of a premature child and hisassociated medical problems wouldbe daunting, to say the least.To Morgan Waterman, it’s justwhat he does.“All his little problems, theG-tube, stuff like that, she getsfreaked out when we have to changeit,” Morgan said of his wife, Capt.Rebecca Waterman. “She won’t doit, but it’s not a big deal.”A G-tube is a special tubeinserted into a child’s stomach togive food and medicine, until thechild can chew or swallow on his own.The child’s health issues, whichresulted in life-changing decisionsfor the parents, were unexpected.Rebecca Waterman, personnelofficer, 759th Military Police Battalion,said that after about eight weeks oftrying to feed her son Noah in theNeonatal Intensive Care Unit, they dida brain scan and diagnosed him withcerebral atrophy. His blood was cut offat some point; it could have been for10 seconds, and they believe hesuffered a stroke and stopped practicingswallowing while in the womb, anaction hard to get back after birth.Rebecca Waterman later learnedthe problems were because her bloodplatelet count was low, a conditionthat affects about 3 percent of thepopulation.Morgan Waterman takes Noah tophysical therapy once a week andoccupational therapy — the feedingclinic — twice a week, peppered withgastrointestinal doctor’s visits and adietician. Some weeks, there is anappointment every day.Prior to the emergency cesareansection and complications of birth,Morgan Waterman, who has abachelor’s degree in businessadministration, planned on settlinginto a job. But Noah’s arrival sethim on a whole new course.“We were planning on hergetting out (of the Army) or movingsomewhere else, so once I graduated,I wasn’t going to find a job rightaway,” said Morgan Waterman, whoserved four years in the Marine Corps.“We sat down and had a talk afterNoah came,” she said. “I didn’t wantto force him to be a stay-at-homedad if he didn’t want to (be), andthat was the route we were headedtoward. My biggest fear was that hewas going to resent me for beingable to go to work every day, and hewas going to be the one to stay home,but it’s worked out well.”Army Family steps upTheir decision for her to stay in theArmy was in large part due to the sup-port she received after Noah was born.“The Army has given us so much,up to this point; the Army Familywas amazing during our NICU stay,me going into labor and everything,because we didn’t have any of ourown Family out here.“It was rough going for a while,but the Army stuck by us, and thefriends we’ve made in the Army,”she said.“We decided to keep rollingfor a little while and see where ittakes us,” he said.The toughest part for MorganWaterman is finding personal time,as the only breaks he receivesfrom his daily care of Noah isthrough respite care, due to thespecial needs of his son.“The hardest thing is not beingable to get a regular babysitter,having to coordinate with respitecare, having limited hours of that,”he said. “We can’t just pick up aphone and say ‘Hey, we want to goout for the day.’”While arranging respite carecan be difficult, it does allow thecouple to have some free time.“We went to watch our first moviesince he’s been born, for (Morgan’s)30th birthday, just two weeks ago,”said Rebecca Waterman. “That wasnice. We coordinated two weeksout so that we could have respitecare with him for four hours so wecould go see a movie.”Rebecca Waterman said sheappreciates that she can trust herhusband to handle Noah withoutany concerns.Photos by Theresa ScottNoah Waterman rides a “horse” while hisfather Morgan Waterman, and his motherCapt. Rebecca Waterman, personnelofficer, 759th Military Police Battalion,help to keep him in place, at Iron HorsePark, March 29. Morgan Waterman is astay-at-home father who helps his sonwith a number of medical issues due to aprematurebirthandotherhealthconditions.Morgan Waterman and his son, Noah, pose for a picture at Iron Horse Park, March 29.See Tribute on Page 29
    • 28 MOUNTAINEER — June 14, 2013Sims at 719-304-9815 for more information.Spanish Bible Study meets off post. ContactStaff Sgt. Jose Varga at 719-287-2016 forstudy times and location.Jewish Lunch and Learn with Chap. (Lt. Col.)Howard Fields takes place Wednesday fromnoon to 1 p.m. at Provider Chapel. For moreinformation, call 526-8263.Chapel briefsFacebook: Search “Fort Carson Chaplains (ReligiousSupport Office)” for events and schedules.Club Beyond is a program for military middleschool teens. Volunteers are welcome. Call719-355-9594 for dates and times.Youth Ministries: Christian Youth Group forsixth- through 12th-graders meets Sundayfrom 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Soldiers’ MemorialChapel. Call 526-5744 for more information.Military Council of Catholic Women meets Fridayfrom 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Soldiers’ MemorialChapel. For information, call 526-5769 or visit“Fort Carson Military Council of CatholicWomen” on Facebook.Knights of Columbus, a Catholic group formen 18 and older, meets the second and fourthTuesday of the month at Soldiers’ MemorialChapel. Call 526-5769 for more information.Protestant Women of the Chapel meetsTuesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Soldiers’Memorial Chapel. Free child care is available.Email carson@pwoc.org or visit PWOC FortCarson on Facebook for details.Latter Day Saints Soldiers: Weekly Institute Class(Bible study) is Wednesday at 6 p.m. at VeteransMemorial Chapel. Food is provided. Call 971-219-0007 or 719-433-2659 or email arthur.ford@myldsmail. net for more information.Heartbeat, a support groupfor battle buddies,Family members andfriends who are suicidesurvivors, meets thesecond Tuesday of eachmonth from 6:30-8 p.m.at the Fallen Heroes FamilyCenter, building 6215,6990 Mekong St.Contact Richard Stites at719-598-6576 or CherylChapel ScheduleROMAN CATHOLICDay Time Service Chapel Location Contact PersonSaturday 4-45 p.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Manuel/526-8583Saturday 5 p.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Manuel/526-8583Sunday 8:15-8:45 a.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Manuel/526-8583Sunday 9 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Manuel/526-8583Sunday 10:30 a.m. Religious education Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458Sunday 10:30 a.m. RCIA Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458Mon-Fri 11:45 a.m. Mass Soldiers Nelson & Martinez Chap. Manuel/526-8583Mon-Fri 11:45 a.m. Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347PROTESTANTFriday 4:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer, Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316Bible StudySunday 9 a.m. Protestant Healer Evans Army Hospital Chap. Gee/526-7386Sunday 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Heidi McAllister/526-5744Sunday 11 a.m. Protestant Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Ursula Pittman/503-1104Sunday 10 a.m. Chapel NeXt Veterans Magrath & Titus Chap. Palmer/526-3888Sunday 2:30-4:30p.m. Youth ministry Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744Tuesday 9:30 a.m. PWOC Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316EASTERN ORTHODOXSunday 10 a.m. Orthodox Service Provider Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Oanca/503-4340JEWISHFort Carson does not offer Jewish services on post. Contact Chap. (Lt. Col.) Fields at 503-4090/4099 for Jewish service and study informationISLAMIC SERVICESFort Carson does not offer Islamic services on post. Contact the Islamic Society at 2125 N. Chestnut, 632-3364 for information.(FORT CARSON OPEN CIRCLE) WICCASunday 1 p.m. Provider Chapel, Building 1350, Barkeley and Ellis ftcarsonopencircle@gmail.comCOLORADO WARRIORS SWEAT LODGEMeets once or twice monthly and upon special request. Contact Michael Hackwith or Wendy Chunn-Hackwith at 285-5240 for information.Has someone in your organization recently received kudos?Contact Mountaineer staff at 526-4144 or email fcmountaineer@hotmail.com.Commentary by Chap. (Maj.) James Lester4th Infantry Division Family Life chaplain.The Army can be one of the most rewardingexperiences of your Family’s life, but it can alsobe one of the most challenging.Take, for example, the time when you transfer toa new post and all that goes with that upcoming move,the fears, the excitement, just to name a couple ofthings. We all know that we will have to leaveeventually and go to that new assignment, wherever itis. We can look forward to that next assignment withanticipation and possibly a little fear. Moving is hard.It is never easy, but it’s something all of us have todo. This becomes especially difficult for our Familieswho have followed us from place to place.It brings to mind a song that I love to sing, byChris Tomlin, that simply states, “Where you go,I’ll go. Where you stay, I’ll stay. When youmove, I’ll move. I will follow.” The words aresimple, but they pack meaning in a powerful punch.To me, it means several things. It means thatwherever God is leading me, I’ll follow, and whereverhe wants me to go, I’ll go. This gives me peaceknowing that I’m in his will, and that I’m trackingin the right direction. It also means that whereverthe Army sends me, my Family hopefully goes withme. My wife and children have done this the past 17years that we’ve been married and the 13 years wehave served in the Army. The Army has sent us tosome pretty exotic places, to include Hawaii; AberdeenProving Grounds, Md.; and Fort Hood, Texas.Wherever I’ve gone, my Family has gone with me.For me, the nextassignment is pretty simple:I know that I’ll be achaplain, I’ll have acommander and I’ll bepart of a unit. The jobchanges a little, but I’mquickly able to make newfriends and connectionswith those around me.For my Family, it’sdifferent; making friendsand meeting new people canbe difficult. Where will theconnections come from?Will it be church or chapel,or maybe it’s the school,neighborhood, Familyreadiness group or coffeegroup? There may betimes where they don’t feelthat sense of welcome orbelonging, so they long forthe previous place or maylook for other ways to connect. It’s very importantfor our Families to feel that they are part of thiscommunity, and the community needs to beintentional and inclusive when reaching out to them.In my heart I know that my Family will be takencare of and that there will be constants and difficultiesin life no matter where we end up. As long as I knowthat my Family is taken care of, I’ll be OK. I want mywife and children to enjoy their time on this journey,just as I’ve been enjoying it. Our chapel programshere at Fort Carson provide a great way for peopleto connect with each other, either through the serviceson Sunday, Vacation Bible School, Protestant orCatholic Women of the Chapel groups, or thegroups we have for teens and children. So, whetheryou just got here or you have been here for awhile,check out the programs our chapels offer.Hope to see you soon, and God bless.‘Where you go, I’ll go’U.S.Armyphoto
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The artwork isintended to provide a comforting andrelaxing aesthetic to patients andFamily alike and compliments theviews of Cheyenne Mountain fromthe patient rooms.Evans’ new ward allowed thehospital to take part in a pilot programfor staff-to-staff and direct-patientcommunication system. The newtechnology uses a Vocera badge,which allows staff to communicate ata touch of a button. In addition, thebadge also has the capability forpatients to directly communicatewith the staff regarding their careand needs. In collaboration withVocera, the Hill-Rom nurse callsystem has been upgraded and providesan array of features. For example, thesystem allows patients the ability tocontact the nurse through Vocera andhands-free alarm deactivation whenentering the room, giving the caregivermore time to provide care.The new ward is now open andready to provide patients and theirFamilies the comforts of homeduring their stay at Evans.from Page 24Rooms“What I like about our situation is,even normal moms worry about theirkids sometimes with dad,” she said.“I go to work every day just fine.”Rebecca Waterman ensures she andher son still have a good relationship.“In the beginning, I was scaredbecause I was afraid my kid wouldn’tknow who I am, but Morgan does anawesome job,” said Rebecca Waterman.“When I was working late or anything,he’d call me or he would take videosfor me. He was always adamant thatwhen I come home Noah greets me as‘mama’ so that he recognizes who I am.In the beginning, he only really took toMorgan, now there’s days where he’llsit by the front door and wait for meto come home.”Morgan Waterman is also supportiveof his wife.“What’s really awesome is, on theweekends, even though I’ve workedthrough the week and Morgan hasbeen with him all week by himself,Morgan still gives me a couple hoursto go to the salon, or go do somethingon my own,” she said.NCO days live onShe also recognizes how her husband’sinfluence has improved her Army career.“His enlisted experience as a noncom-missioned officer helped me better myself,as an officer and as a leader,” she said. “Ibring scenarios home sometimes on howI should handle it, or whether I shouldlet my NCOs handle it, and he givesme his advice.“I wouldn’t be as strong of a leaderif I didn’t have his support,” she said.“We compensate for each other in a lotof different ways. His strengths are myweaknesses, and his weaknesses aremy strengths.”While Rebecca Waterman has alwaysappreciated what her husband brings to therelationship, it was only with the birth oftheir son and all the responsibilities thatcame with it, that many of her co-workersrecognized his contributions.Rebecca Waterman is now pregnantwith their second boy; this time she’s fullyarmed with the knowledge of how toprotect her growing baby, with regulardoctor visits and antibody infusions tokeep her and her son healthy.Wherever their road leads, MorganWaterman has complete confidence inhis wife.“I think whatever job she does,whether it’s in the military or a civilianjob, she’ll be very good at,” he said.Rebecca Waterman, on the otherhand, knows that her husband is the onewho makes it possible for her to followher dreams.“I love what I do, I couldn’t do itwithout him,” she said. “I couldn’tdevote the time to taking care ofSoldiers, personnel actions, withouthim in my corner.”from Page 27Tribute“I wouldn’tbe as strongof a leaderif I didn’thave hissupport.”— Rebecca Waterman
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    • 31June 14, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERPhoto by Walt JohnsonStory and photos by Walt JohnsonMountaineer staffThe 2013 Fort Carson intramural softballseason began Tuesday with company, battalionand women’s divisions.This year, there will be 57 teams competing— 39 in the company, 13 in battalion and fiveteams competing in the women’s league.Company league games will be playedTuesdays and Wednesdays, while battalion andwomen’s league contests will be Thursdays.Amber Zurita, intramural sports director,said this year’s softball season will havesomething for everyone and includes thewomen’s division which gives more people theopportunity to compete in intramural sports.“We feel we had a very good season lastyear, and we wanted to continue the momentumby adding more chances for people to competein softball this year,” she said. “The one thingnew to our softball program this year will be awomen’s division, which we feel will give theladies a chance to compete, get some physicalactivity and have a championship of their own.“We also feel that the company and unitlevel competition will be even better this year.We have so many athletes who play in theintramural league that are fired up to have agreat season and we are looking forward toseeing them battle it out again this year. Wehad a great postseason tournament last yearand a great preseason this year, and we areexcited for the season,” Zurita added.Intramural softballseason begins playTamara “Cookie” Thompson, right, getsher wellness checkup results from StephanieTimmons, Forrest Resiliency Center. Thompsonis taking part in the Standardized FortCarson Army Wellness Center programdesigned to help Soldiers, Family members,retirees and Department of Defense civilianslose weight and increase healthy habitsthrough behavior modification, according toresiliency center officials.“Basically we have found that there arepeople associated with the Army that areoverweight, and the DOD saw the need totake care of their beneficiaries through thisprogram,” Tony Heinz, project lead, FortCarson Army Wellness Center said. “It is setup to help combat problems related to obesityand other health issues. Our goal is to teachpeople how to improve their activity, nutritionand sleep patterns.”Thompson said she was motivated toparticipate in the program because she felt itwas time to concentrate on being the bestperson she could be physically.“We were having an event at the clinic tosee who could lose the most weight in 90 days.After the competition, I felt so good about theweight loss and getting in better condition thatI have continued along that path,” she said. “Inaddition, I’m going to be in my brother’swedding in a few months, and I wanted to be inthe best shape I could possibly be in for that.”Each month, the Mountaineer will focuson the member of the program who makesthe most progress.Choosing healthyBlacksheep’s John Delay followsthrough after blasting a double tocenter field during opening nightintramural softball action Tuesday atthe Mountain Post Sports Complex.Dragon’sJoseRojascrossestheplate to score during intramuralleague action Tuesday at theMountain Post Sports Complex.
    • The 2013 Rocky Mountain State Gamesare looking for amateur athletes toregister for July competitions.Online registration is under wayfor athletes who wish to compete inthe 35 sports for this year’s event.The games will be held July 19-21and 26-28 at various venues inColorado Springs.According to the Colorado SpringsSports Corporation, participants must beColorado residents for at least 30 daysprior to the first day of the competitionthey wish to enter. In addition, studentswho are enrolled in Colorado collegesor universities are eligible, as are U.S.military personnel stationed in Coloradoand their Family members. The RockyMountain State Games have beenorganized in accordance with NCAAguidelines with some exceptions.Online registration is at http://www.coloradospringssports.org.The National Physique Committee 2013Steel City Figure, Bikini Physique andNatural Bodybuilding championshipswill be held in Pueblo June 29.The event, which features militaryathletes, takes place at the PuebloConvention Center. Prejudging begins at10 a.m. and the finals at 4:30 p.m. Visithttp://www.jefftaylor.com for tickets.The next Commanding General GolfScramble is July 3 at the CheyenneShadows Golf Club.The event will begin with ashotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The event isa four-person team concept, accordingto golf course officials. Call526-4102 to reserve a spot. The golfcourse is scheduled to hold a CGgolf scramble in August and September.The Colorado Rockies are offeringmilitary members special ticketbuys this season.The next opportunity is whenthe Rockies take on the PhiladelphiaPhillies Friday at 6:40 p.m. andSaturday at 2:10 p.m. The New YorkMets will be the opposition June 27at 4:10 p.m. in a make-up game fromApril postponed due to weather.Military personnel can purchasetickets in the outfield box, pavilionand upper reserved infield/outfieldarea for their Family and friendsfor $14 each (with a $3.50 servicecharge per order), a discount fromthe usual range of $21-$39.The Colorado Springs Flames continueregular season football play Saturdaywhen it travels to Denver to meetthe Denver Dynasty.The two-time defendingchampions are undefeated throughfive games and look to extend theirstreak for the next two games inDenver. After meeting the DynastySaturday, the Flames will play theleague’s other undefeated team, theDenver Pirates, in what could be apreview of the league championshipgame at Five Star Stadium inThornton at 6 p.m June 21.The Outdoor Swimming Pool is openfor the summer season.The pool is open daily from 10a.m. to 6 p.m. and is free for activeduty members and children 12 andyounger. People can “like” Fort CarsonAquatics on Facebook to keep up withthe latest information on the pool. Call526-4093 for more information onaquatics activities.The Colorado Springs Sky Sox hostMilitary Appreciation Night July 11.The Sky Sox play the Salt LakeBees, the Los Angeles Angels ofAnaheim triple-A affiliate, at 7:05p.m. at Security Service Field inColorado Springs.Free ticket vouchers — a limitof 10 per Family — are available atInformation, Tickets and Registration.The vouchers need to beexchanged at the Security ServiceField box office, located near PowersBoulevard and Barnes Road. If thegame is postponed, the tickets willbe good for admission to anothergame this year.Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club willhold a Demo Day event July 27from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.During the event, customers willget the opportunity to sample golfproducts from various vendors. Thegolf course will supply range ballsand people will have the opportunityto purchase the products they sample.For more information call 526-4102.The Directorate of Family and Morale,Welfare and Recreation will host asoccer tournament in August.Carson Classic 2013 will beheld Aug. 9-11 at the post soccerfields next to Iron Horse Sports andFitness Center.The entry fee for the tournamentis $250 and must be paid by Aug. 1.Fédération Internationale deFootball Association rules willapply. The tournament will havea pool round and then an eliminationtournament to determine thechampion. A mostvaluable player,top goalie and anall-tournament teamwill be selectedand individuals onfirst-and second-place teams willreceive awards.For more infor-mation contact ArchieNgwayah atangwayah@gmail.com or678-431-7454 orChristopher Ibay atkira21b@yahoo.comor 701-240-2511.The aquatics centerstaff will host a luauparty June 22 atthe Outdoor Pool.The event willbe held from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. and thefirst 200 people inattendance willreceive free food. Theevent will featuregames and otheractivities, accordingto officials.The cost for theluau is $1 per personwith an acquaticspass, $2 per personwith pre-sold ticketsand $3 per person atthe door. Tickets areon sale at the IronHorse Sports andFitness Center andthe Outdoor pool.For more infor-mation call 526-4456.— Compiled byWalt Johnson32 MOUNTAINEER — June 14, 2013BENCHOn theOn thePhoto by Walt JohnsonCol. Michael C. Kasales, second from right, commander, 3rd Armored Brigade CombatTeam, accepts the battalion level award for boxing supremacy at the Special Events CenterJune 12, after his unit garnered the most points during boxing competition in Iron HorseWeek. Kasales was presented the championship belt by Col. (P) John “J.T.” Thomson,deputy commander, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, right, and Command Sgt. Maj.Douglas R. Maddi, 3rd ABCT, center, and Charles Leverette, left, World Class AthleteProgram head boxing coach.Photo by Walt JohnsonIron Horse Sports and Fitness Center lifeguard Birthgee Doyle, left,helps a Family member learn the basics of swimming at the Iron HorseSports and Fitness Center indoor pool. The aquatic center staff at theIron Horse Sports and Fitness Center hosts the “world’s largest” swimlesson event Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the indoor pool. The swim lesson willbe taught by assistant aquatics center manager Stephanie Kozlawskiand will focus on water safety and proper swimming techniques. Toregister or for more information, call 526-4093.Swim lessonsNew champions
    • 33June 14, 2013 — MOUNTAINEERMountaineer Athlete of the WeekPhoto by Walt JohnsonRicardo SpriggsIntramural athleteWhat is your sports background?When I was a young man, all we did was play sports. We would playfootball, basketball and all of the usual sports, but I was also involved ingymnastics. When I was growing up, the way we looked at sports was,whatever we could think of playing, that’s what we did.What do you like the most about sports?I have always loved playing the game of football because of the contact.It’s a good feeling when you can make people miss when they try to tackleyou. I love working with a team, especially when everyone works together.I’m a team guy, and I love doing team events.What would you consider your favorite moment in sports?In my senior year of high school, we played an undefeated team in themiddle of the year, and I had the game of my life. I had 15 tackles, twointerceptions and two touchdowns. I had all of my family there, and itturned out to be a very memorable game for me.What is the one thing in sports you haven’t done that you wouldstill like to?I would like to play lacrosse. I think it is amazing what they can dowith that small ball and yet they catch it in their cross and be athletic enoughto make moves. I wasn’t always the fastest guy, but I always loved the sportbecause you get out of it what you put into it.If you could go to any sporting event what would it be?I love the Olympics. I would like to be there for the track and fieldchampionships because I love track and field.People who don’t know me would be surprised to know that …I did gymnastics when I was younger. People are surprised when I tellthem that I was involved in gymnastics. I actually taught gymnastics, in additionto performing in the sport, and that would surprise a lot of people.Palmer Park BlvdOmaha BlvdGalley RdPowersBlvdOmaha Blvd2002 Toyota Sequoia LtdLow Miles, 4WD, 8-cylinder, AutoStk. #P0727482008 Jeep Wrangler X54K Miles! 6-Cyl, 4WD, Manual 6-speedStk. #P5129612013 Mazda Mazda27K Miles! 4-Cyl, Auto, FWD, 34 MPG HwyStk. #P1571902008 Chevy Silverado8-Cylinder, 4WD, AutomaticStk. #P2454322003 Ford F-350 Super Duty8-Cylinder, 4WD, AutomaticStk. #TD116382007 Mercedes-Benz ML35071K Miles! 4WD, 6-Cylinder, AutomaticStk. #P1981572012 Chevrolet Sonic LTOnly 5k miles!! Automatic, 37 MPG Hwy.Stk. #P214841, Retail Valued at $14,200 (includes dealer handling)$199/mo*$500 cash or trade down Drive Off amt due, 84 months, 3.99% APR. Payment includes Tax.Title & license extra.W.A.C.Guaranteed Credit Approval(719) 570-78001480 Ainsworth St.Colorado Springs, CO 80915Our Guaranteed Credit Approvalmeans you can drive one of these vehicles home TODAY!!Military financing available. Plus tax, title and license. All vehicles subject to prior sale. Photos for illustration only.Off Powers Blvd.between Galley &Palmer Parkmilehighcarco.com
    • 35June 14, 2013 — MOUNTAINEER34 MOUNTAINEER — June 14, 2013Story and photosby Nel LampeMountaineer staffColorful fish swim ina 50,000 gallon glass tankthat serves as the wall in theAquarium Restaurant. A funway to start a visit to theDenver Downtown Aquariumis to have lunch or dinnerin the restaurant while fishswim by, then visit theaquarium afterward.In addition to 500 speciesof fish or animals that are inthe 107,000 square-footbuilding on a 17-acre sitenext to the Platte River,aquarium visitors can see atiger, a rattlesnake, parrots and“mermaids” at the aquarium.More than a milliongallons of water in glasstanks compose the AquariumAdventure Exhibit, whichincludes an exhibit about“North America’s” habitats. “Inthe Desert” shows the animalsthat have adapted to extremetemperatures, dryness and theeffects of the sun. “Underthe Sea” simulates a coral reefand caves and crevices thatprovide an environment forsome creatures. “At theWharf” show how animals aresubmerged and adapt to thetides. Other exhibits to visitinclude a “Rainforest,” “CoralLagoon,” “Sunken Temple,”a “Shipwreck” and “Atthe Beach.”There are lots of fish tosee, including sea horses,jellies, lion fish, trout, catfish,sharks and a stingray reeftouch tank. There are manycolorful and exotic fish.Children like the tankfilled with fish that depictthe characters in the “FindingNemo” movie.Other attractions of interestto children are the aquaticthemed carousel ($2) and theAquarium Express Train ($2).Children can play at Sharkey’sFun Zone, climb a coconuttree or pan for gold. There’salso a 4D short film ($6.25).Now for the “MysticMermaids;” they perform“Under the Sea Shows”daily. See the schedule athttp://www.aquariumrestaurants.com/downtownaquariumdenver/mermaids.asp.The mermaids also havea meet and greet after eachshow. Or, make a reservationfor the Breakfast with theMermaids July 13, 8:30-9:45a.m. The breakfast is $16.99for adults and $10.99 forages 4-11. Ages 3 and underare free. The breakfastbuffet is in the AquariumRestaurant and includesMystic Mermaid autographsand photos, 50-percent discountPlaces to see in thePikes Peak area.for the aquarium exhibit andvalidated parking. Call303-561-4450 for tickets.Visitors can makearrangements for severalspecial events, including WildDreams Overnight, MarineBiologist for a Day, Zoologistfor a Day, Shark Weekend andother overnight events, whichare $55 per person. Call303-561-4450.Arrangements can also bemade for birthday parties orbehind the scenes tours.The Aquarium Restaurantis open Sunday-Thursday, from11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 9:30p.m. There’s a children’s menufor ages 10 and under, for $6-$7.Adult lunches are serveduntil 3 p.m., and range fromsoups and salads, sandwichesand chicken or fish dishes,ranging from about $5-$11.The dinner menu hasappetizers, soups, salads,beef, chicken and pasta dishes,which go up to about $19.An alternative for food isthe Snack Shack, on the secondfloor, which features pizza,hot dogs, ice cream and frozenand soft drinks.Admission to the AquariumAdventure Exhibit is $17.99for adults and $11.99 for ages3-11; ages 2 and under areadmitted free.The exhibit is openSunday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday,10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.The glass aquarium buildingis surrounded by a park,which includes bike paths anda rock exhibit.The Treasure Chest is awell-stocked gift and souvenirshop, with a wide range offish-related toys and stuffedanimals, T-shirts and more.The aquarium is nearInvesco Field at Mile High, thePepsi Center and Elitch Gardens,along the Platte River.The aquarium has its ownparking lot across the street fromthe aquarium that costs $7.To reach Denver DowntownAquarium, take Interstate 25north to Denver, taking Exit 211.The aquarium is at700 Water St.Just the Facts• TRAVEL TIME — about an hour• FOR AGES — anyone• TYPE — aquarium/restaurant• FUN FACTOR — ★★★★★(Out of 5 stars)• WALLET DAMAGE — $$$$ entry,parking$ = Less than $20$$ = $21 to $40$$$ = $41 to $60$$$$ = $61 to $80(BASED ON A FAMILY OF FOUR)A stingray maneuversthrough a large tank in theDenver Downtown Aquarium.Diners in the Aquarium Cafehave lunch in front of a 50,000gallon fish tank that serves asa wall in the dining room.The “Mystic Mermaids” interact with aquarium visitors following their show inthe “Under the Sea” exhibit. The mermaids perform shows several times a day.A million gallons of water fill tanks in the DenverDowntown Aquarium that are home to 500 species of fish.Visitors get a great view of fish and sharks as they walk throughone of the huge tanks in the Denver Downtown Aquarium.AnunderwateradventureDenver Downtown Aquarium
    • 36 MOUNTAINEER — June 14, 2013ACUGortex Parkas, Bootsand M.O.L.L.E. GearSprings Spree is one of the city’s oldest communitycelebrations in Memorial Park Saturday-Sunday. The family-friendly festival hours are9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Sunday. There will be three entertainment stageseach day with a variety of music, festival foodsand arts and crafts vendors. There’ll be a BMXstunt team demonstration, a Kids Zone withinflatables and a bungee trampoline, humanhamster ball rides, football skills drill hosted by theColorado Springs Flames, a Springs Spree Expresstrain for children to ride, the Colorado Disc Dogsand a car show. In conjunction with Springs Spree,a carnival will be in Memorial Park Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Pay per ride or buy aride-all-you-want carnival wristband for $25.Water World, a Denver area large water park,is open for the summer, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Located at 88th Avenue and Pecos Street offInterstate 25 north, call 303-427-SURF forinformation. Tickets at the gate are $39.99 foradults and $34.99 for those 40 to 47 inches tall.A discounted pass for Water World is availableat the Fort Carson Information, Tickets andRegistration office for $31.Elitch Gardens near downtown Denver is openfor the season. The amusement park and waterpark are open daily. Tickets at the park are$45.99 for anyone taller than 48 inches. Thoseunder 48 inches tall are charged $31.99. Parkingis $15. ITR has discounted tickets for $29each. Take Interstate 25 north to Denver andtake Exit 212A.Lakeside Amusement Park in the Denver area isopen for the season. The historic park is at 4601Sheridan Blvd. in the suburb of Lakeside; call303-477-1621. The 105 year old park has classicrides and a scenic lake. Gate admission is $2.50.Pay for each ride or buy an unlimited ride wristtag for $14 Monday-Friday and $22 Saturday-Sunday and holidays. For schedule informationgo to http//www.lakesideamusementpark.com.Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has opened itsnew exhibit, Encounter Africa. The zoo isat 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, nearthe Broadmoor Hotel. It is open every day9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for militaryFamilies with identification is $14.25 foradults and $9.25 for children.Blue Star Museum participants admit militaryactive-duty members and up to five Familymembers free of admission during thesummer. The Fine Arts Center, the PetersonAir and Space Museum and the World FigureSkating Museum in Colorado Springs areBlue Star Museums.Colorado Renaissance Festival near Larkspur isopen June 15 to Aug. 4, Saturdays-Sundays from10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Military Appreciation is June22-23, when military members buy one, getone free with military identification and admi.Regular admission is $19.95 for adults, $9 forchildren. Take Interstate 25 north to Exit 172and follow the signs. Parking is free.Florissant Fossil Beds National Monumentholds an open house and grand openingof its new visitor center Saturday-Sundaywith free admission. Light refreshments willbe served 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, along with sciencedemonstrations, ranger talks and ranger-ledwalking tours. Visitors can get a behind-the-scenes look at the paleontology lab, tours,and a chance to see the new displays andexhibits. Call 748-3253 for information orvisit http://www.nps.gov/flfo/planyourvisit/visitor-center-2013.htm.The annual Street Breakfast, kicking off thePikes Peak or Bust Rodeo season, is indowntown Colorado Springs Wednesday.Pancakes are cooked and served by FortCarson volunteers from 5:30-9 a.m. Stetsonsand jeans are welcome. Breakfast is $5.Pikes Peak East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.,hosts a free exhibit, talk and reception about theWaldo Canyon Fire at 2 p.m. June 23.A free weekend of outdoor fun at Chico BasinRanch June 28-30 is offered by ColoradoParks and Wildlife. The weekend is gearedfor youths and families to learn about theoutdoors, and includes skills classes. There is nocost to attend. Families will be allowed to tentcamp, if they bring their own camping equipment.Meals and other equipment are provided. ChicoBasin Ranch has 87,000 acres and is south ofHanover between Colorado Springs and Pueblo.Participants must preregister at 719-227-5282 oremail dan.skinner@state.co.us. For informationvisit http://www.chicobasinranch.com.Colorado’s biggest one day rally, the 13th annualTejon Street Bike Fest, is June 23 in downtownColorado Springs. Free admission and livemusic all day. Food vendors will be on hand.Call 487-8005 for more information.“Passages” is a 40,000 square-foot interactiveliving history attraction that takes visitorsthrough historically contextual settingsand activities that show how the biblicalnarrative has passed through the ages.More than 450 items from the Green Collectionof rare biblical texts and artifacts are shown.The exhibit is at 3979 Palmer Park Blvd.,Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s open1-6 p.m. Sunday. Adults are $15.95 and$11.95 for military and students withidentification. Ages 5 and under are free. Theexhibit will be in place until Feb. 1.The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo is July 10-13 atNorris-Penrose Event Center, 1045 LowerGold Camp Road in Colorado Springs.Advance tickets for the end zone forJuly 10-11 7:15 p.m. performances are$12 and grandstand seats are $20. Tickets forJuly 12-13 are $15 for end zone seats and $20for grandstand seats. Walk-up tickets at thestadium cost $3 more. Tickets for children 12and under are half price for advance grandstandseats and $1 for advance matinee performancetickets. There’s a $2 military discount forgrandstand seats for adults; call 635-1101,ext. 5 for tickets and information.Independence Day will be celebrated July 3at Iron Horse Park, starting at 4 p.m. There’llbe activities, games, bounce houses andother entertainment.History Colorado Center has opened a newexhibit “The American Soldier: APhotographic Tribute.” This is a nationaltraveling exhibit of 116 large photos that captureunforgettable images of American Soldiers —from 1861 to the War on Terrorism. The HistoryColorado Center is a Blue Star Museumparticipant, and active-duty servicemembers andup to five Family members are admitted free tothe museum through Labor Day, as well as adiscount in the cafe and gift shop. The center isat 1200 Broadway in Denver, call 303-447-8679.White-water rafting trips are available throughOutdoor Recreation for Fridays, Saturdays andSundays, half-day, full day or overnight raftingtrips. Transportation is included. Call 526-5366for registration or call 526-3907 for questions.Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the race upPikes Peak, is June 30. The 91st hill climb startsat 8 a.m. Fans must be up the peak before starttime in order to see the race.The nation’s secondoldest race, behind the Indianapolis 500,features eight car divisions and eight classes ofmotorcycles/quads on the fully paved Pikes PeakHighway. Tickets are $40 online and $50 atthe tollgate. Visit http://www.ppihc.com/ forinformation about the race, camping on PikesPeak and practice days or call 685-4400.The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Fan Festis the pre-race celebration held on Tejon Streetbetween Colorado Avenue and Bijou StreetJune 28. The event is free and includes livebands, a chili cook-off, motorcycle jumpers.GETOutOut
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