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    • Serving the Soldiers, Civilians and Families of 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div. Issue 123 April 18, 2013Soldiers show pride in post clean upStory and photos by Staff Sgt. Ruth Pagán S2nd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div. pring was not in the air as the temperature hit 28 degrees and the light rain slowly turned into snow,but the Soldiers with 2nd Brigade CombatTeam, 4th Infantry Division braved theweather during the post clean up in ArapahoVillage April 17, 2013. “We are all out here to help the moral ofthe community,” said 1st Lt. Chatlin Magee,the assistant taskings officer for 2nd SpecialTroops Battalion, 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div. “Theweather isn’t the best for it, but that doesn’tmatter; we still want to be here to get thisarea looking good.” Soldiers who lived in the area as well as Soldiers with 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div., walk in a line looking for garbage to collect during the post clean up in Arapaho Village, April 17. The post clean up was a three day event where Soldiers went out into their community, picked up garbage, made small repairs to window screens and fences and did lawn maintenance. volunteers came together to pick up garbage, heavy and Soldiers were released to go back perform lawn maintenance and make small to their living quarters. repairs to window screens and fences. “With the snow and the cold “It means a lot for the Soldiers to come temperatures, being outside just got too out and help because not one person can dangerous and we decided to release do everything by themselves,” said Aubrey Soldiers to work in their own yards that way Guillotte, Arapaho Village mayor. they can judge if they are getting too cold The Soldiers began the day by forming a and can go inside and warm up,” Magee line and walking through the neighborhood said. picking up every piece of garbage they came Although the day was cut short, Soldiers across. enjoyed the opportunity to help out the “It’s going to feel good coming home community. and seeing everything look clean and nice,” “It feels good knowing Soldiers are said resident, Pvt. Darin Stevens, a wheeled taking pride in their area,” said volunteer, vehicle mechanic with Headquarters and Sgt. Casey Thomas, a wheeled vehicle Headquarters Company, 204th Brigade mechanic with Company B, 204th BSB. Support Battalion. Fort Carson organizes post clean ups twice Around noon the snow became very yearly in the spring and fall.Sgt. Casey Thomas, a wheeled vehicle mechanic withCompany B, 204th BSB, throws garbage into a bag heldby Spc. Michael Bates, field artillery surveyor with HHB,3rd Bn., 16th FA Reg., during the post clean up in ArapahoVillage on Fort Carson, April 17.
    • Page 2 Warhorse Pride Issue 123 April 18, 2013Commanders get schooled on Rear DStory and photos by Detachment command groups for to commanders, first sergeants, on the different organizationsStaff Sgt. Ruth Pagán the different undertakings they family readiness support designed to provide assistance to2nd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div. may encounter. assistants, family readiness group Soldiers and their Families. W Rear Detachment is leaders and the family readiness “We know we’ll be facing hen a unit deploys, responsible for taking care of liaisons. challenges, but it becomes easier the main focus the unit’s deployed and stateside “This is for anyone on the Rear knowing we have resources,” said is usually on the Soldiers as well as the Family Detachment team; if they have a Capt. Jon Dyer, commander, RearSoldiers who are leaving, but the members of those Soldiers. role in leadership or maintenance D, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th “The course gives classes of the Rear Detachment, they Regiment, 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div.Infantry Division, is also aiming from 16 different agencies to are welcome to come,” Blansett “Mainly this is about finding aat making sure the Soldiers who include: legal, Red Cross and said. “A successful Rear D is all solution; knowing the differentstay behind are prepared for the physical security,” said Terry built on education, and this will agencies allows us to go to them,challenges they may face. Blansett, ACS mobilization and help them understand what they which will improve our response The Rear Detachment deployment manager. “Those are going to be facing and most to situations that may arise.”Commanders Course, held courses cover A thru Z, anything importantly what agencies to go The Rear DetachmentApril 10 thru 11, and organized that could affect the Rear D.” to for assistance.” Commanders Course is offeredby Army Community Service, Although the training is called All the different classes give to any deploying unit and isis designed to prepare Rear a commanders course, it is open the Rear D vital information available through ACS. ‘Warhorse’ PSD Range Photos by Sgt. Matt Waymire 2nd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div. PSD teams from each of the battalions went through gunnery Table III to learn how to shoot at stationary targets while wearing protective masks, April 11. The training was designed to prepare the teams for what they may encounter this summer at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif.
    • Page 3 Warhorse Pride Issue 123 April 18, 2013Photos by Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch2nd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div. Change of Command, C Troop 1-10 CAV Capt. Matthew Pratt, outgoing commander, Troop C, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, relinquished command to Capt. Eugene Choi, incoming commander, at the “Bison” motorpool April 5. Change of Responsibility B Co., 204th BSB First Sergeant Eric Hunt, outgoing senior enlisted leader, Company B, 204th Brigade Support Battalion, relinquishes responsibility of the “Black Knights” to 1st Sgt. Daniel Hewett, incoming senior enlisted leader at the Special Events Center, April, 17. Warhorse Pride The Warhorse Pride is produced in the interest of the Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. The Warhorse Pide is an Army-funded news- Affairs Office. The Warhorse Pride welcomes articles, commentary and photos from readers. The Warhorse Pride letter authorized under provision of AR 360-1. reserves the right to edit submissions selected for the Contents of the Warhorse Pride are not necessarily publication. Col. Omar Jones IV........................2nd BCT Commander the view of, nor endorsed by the U.S. government, All issues of The Warhorse Pride can be viewed Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Lehtonen....2nd BCT CSM Department of Defense, Department of the Army online from your home computer at www.facebook. Maj. Chris Maestas.................................................PAO OIC or the 4th Infantry Division. All editorial content of com/2bct4id or www.slideshare.net/warhorsepao Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch..................................PAO NCOIC The Warhorse Pride is prepared, edited, provided and Submissions should be e-mailed to the editor: Staff Sgt. Ruth Pagan.........................Layout and Design approved by the 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public ruth.a.pagan2.mil@mail.mil
    • Page 4 Family Readiness Group Issue 123 April 18, 2013 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Gardening Symposium @ Family Adventure Day - Night of Energy @ The Busi- Social Media: Expanding Food Tour @ Downtown Healthy Earth Cooking Class Murder Mystery Wine Din- Summerland Gardens “Green” @ Bemis School ness of Art Center Venue 515 Your Connections @ Pikes Historic Manitou Springs @ Whole Foods Market ner @ The Melting Pot 3:00 p.m. of Art 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Peak Workforce Center 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. *Occurs every Tues. night 26 27 28 29 30 01 02 Bill Cosby @ Pikes Peak Classics for Kids Festival @ Peace. Love. Swap. Blood Drive @ East Library Study Buddies @ East How to listen so your teen Center The Citadel Colorado Springs @ Aerials 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Library will talk @ Quaker Met- 7:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Gymnastics 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. tinghouse 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. For more information go to www.coloradosprings.com FRSA Information 3-16 FAR 2-8 IN Dyanne Beckman.........................................................526-1635 Ursula Pittman...........................................................526-0727 dyanne.m.beckman.civ@mail.mil ursula.t.pittman.civ@mail.mil 2nd BCT 1-67 AR 2 STB Valarie Adams............................................................524-4797 Valerie Mansapit...........................................................524-1476 Spc. Morgan Madrick..............................................503-2602 valarie.a.adams.civ@mail.mil valerie.j.mansapit.civ@mail.mil morgan.a.madrick.mil@mail.mil 1-10 CAV 204th BSB Find us on Facebook at: Francy Avizu...............................................................526-1946 Barbara Young...............................................................526-4172 http://www.facebook.com/2bct4id francy.avizu.civ@mail.mil barbara.a.young.civ@mail.mil
    • Page 5 Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Issue 123 April 18, 2013