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  1. 1. HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE THE 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION POST  1DivPost.com FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012 Vol. 4, No. 9  FORT RILEY, KAN.IN BRIEF Leading the way Correction: In the March 2issue of the 1st Infantry Divi-sion Post in Riley Roundtableon page 5, the question, “Whatpositive changes have you noticedin traffic flow at the Henry GateAccess Control Point since FortRiley changed regulations to noincoming traffic between 5 and 7a.m.?” The question should haveread outgoing traffic between 5and 7 a.m. For traffic updates, please seethe Traffic Report on page 2 orvisit www.riley.army.mil and clickon “Advisories.” Remember to “spring for-ward” – Daylight Savings Timebegins at 2 a.m. March 11. Fort Riley Fire and EmergencyServices would like to remind allthat smoke detector and carbonmonoxide detector batteries needto be changed twice a year. Sowhen you change your clock’stime, remember to change batter-ies, too. Once you have changed Amanda Kim Stairrett | 1ST INF. DIV.the batteries, be sure to test the Mark Desmet, Fort Riley’s Warrior Zone business manager, left, gives Gen. David M. Rodriguez, FORSCOM commander, right, adetectors. tour of the Warrior Zone March 1. Rodriguez was at Fort Riley as part of a visit to meet with 1st Inf. Div. leaders. Heading to Aggieville fordrinks? Get home to Fort Rileysafely with The Riley Ride. Thisservice is open for all DoD ID FORSCOM senior leaders visit post to meet Soldiers, tourcardholders and runs Friday and Gen. David M. By Amanda Kim StairrettSaturday evenings. For more infor- Rodriguez, and Mollie Millermation, call 785-239-5614. FORSCOM com- 1ST INF. DIV. PUBLIC AFFAIRS mander, left, The Fort Riley Commissary presents Staff U.S. Army Forces Command’swill mark the completion of a Sgt. Joshua Bell, top general visited Fort Riley a littlemassive renovation and addi- gunnery ser- more than a month ago. Gen. Davidtion project with a six-day grand geant, 1st Bn., M. Rodriguez came back March 1,reopening celebration, beginning 7th FA Regt., and this time he brought guests.March 13. The event will kick off right, two Purple Rodriguez; his wife, Ginny;with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Hearts and an Command Sgt. Maj. Darrin J.9 a.m., and the store will open im- Army Commen- Bohn, FORSCOM’s senior non-mediately following. There will be dation with Valor commissioned officer; and Bohn’sno early bird shopping March 13. March 1 at the wife, Rochelle, were among the of- Grand reopening prices will Warrior Zone. ficials who traveled from Fort Bragg,run from March 13 to 18, or N.C., to Kansas last week. Rodri-while supplies of promotionally Amanda Kim guez and Bohn met with their Fortpriced items last. Stairrett 1ST INF. DIV. See RODRIGUEZ, page 10 The Fort Riley Tax Centeris open in Building 7034 at thecorner of Normandy and Bullard ‘DRAGON’ BRIGADE TRAINS AT NTCStreet to prepare 2009, 2010 and2011 federal tax returns. The tax Soldiers withcenter will also prepare state tax Co. D, 1st Bn.,returns as a courtesy when com- 28th Inf. Regt.pleting your federal return. train on the art Hours of operation are 9 a.m. of patrollingto 6 p.m. Monday through Friday Feb. 14 duringand 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. their month-Walk-ins appointments are long rotation towelcome, but appointments are NTC, Fort Irwin,encouraged. You can make an ap- Calif., which thepointment either in person or by unit recentlycalling 785-239-1040. Appoint- completed.ments will be available Mondaythrough Friday only. Saturdays arestrictly walk-in days. Sgt. Gene A. Arnold | 4TH IBCT Staff Sgt. Tiffany Senior leadership with the 4th IBCT, in conjunction with the ANA, Monnett Applications for the Our 4TH IBCTFamily for Families First Afghan national police and interpreter role players, conduct aFoundation’s 2012 Educational combined arms rehearsal to pull together loose ends of anGrant are now available at www. operation to eliminate enemy forces from key regions to helpourfamilyfoundation.org. stimulate economic growth and re-enforce security at FOB Mar- Grants applications are dueMay 17 and are given in amounts jon Feb. 18 at NTC, Fort Irwin, Calif. ‘Dragons’ wrap up NTCup to $5,000 for the spouse of anactive-duty service member. For more information, visit ‘Dragons’ fine tune unit’s rotation, prepare to deploywww.ourfamilyfoundation.org. The Tricare Service Center battle rhythm while at NTC By Sgt. Scott Lamberson 4TH IBCT PUBLIC AFFAIRS tion was used to train and prepare Sol- diers and leaders for their upcomingwill operate under new hours. By Sgt. Gene A. Arnold the observer controllers with the Na- deployment to Afghanistan.The center will be open from 7:30 4TH IBCT PUBLIC AFFAIRS tional Training Center, Fort Irwin, FORT IRWIN, Calif. – During the Once Soldiers touched ground ina.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Calif., as they trained for their dual “Dragon” Brigade’s rotation to the Na- California, the gears were in motion,Friday. For more information, call FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Soldiers combat and assisting-the-force roles tional Training Center at Fort Irwin, whether drawing vehicles and equip-785-239-7000 with the 4th Infantry Brigade Com- before deploying this year. Calif., Soldiers and leaders with the ment from the rail yard or conductingSAFETY HOLIDAY bat Team, 1st Infantry Division, also From Feb. 11 through 24, ev- 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, training, which would prepare them known as the “Dragon” Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, put their com-As of Thursday, March 9, used the informational tools from See NTC, page 8 bat proficiency to the test. The rota- See NTC WRAP-UP, page 10079 KANSAS ARMED FORCES APPRECIATION DAY Members of the 1st Infantry Division’sdays have passed since the Commanding General’s Mounted Colorlast vehicular fatality on Fort Guard stand next to Kansas Gov. SamRiley. With 32 more, the post Brownback, second from right, and Brig.will celebrate with a safety Gen. Paul Funk, 1st Inf. Div. deputy com-holiday to take place at each manding general for maneuver, right,unit’s discretion. March 1 at the bottom of the Kansas State Capitol building’s south stairs in Topeka. The CGMCG visited the capitol as part of Kansas Armed Forces Appreciation Day The next USAG Resilience activities. Day Off will be: Mollie Miller MARCH 1ST INF. DIV. 23 1DivPost.com
  2. 2. 2 | MARCH 9, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONETraining shows areas post can improve energy conservationBy Pamela Redford have already been gone, such SEA provided the following faucets1ST INFANTRY DIVISION POST as T-12 fluorescent fixtures, snapshot of potential estimated • Lighting upgrade im- incandescent light bulbs, high- annual savings in its findings: provements in fixtures, spac- Fort Riley is a little better pressure sodium fixtures and • Placing Building 580’s ing, number and type of lampsthan average when compared high-flow commodes and uri- outer parking lot lights back During the training session,to other garrisons, but there is nals. on the EMCS schedule would Parkhurst said Fort Riley isalways room for improvement But according to Parkhurst, save about 67,000 kilowatts an “officially not on the naughtywhen it comes to reducing the post’s real energy conserva- hour and more than $2,600 list” with IMCOM, and theenergy and water usage, ac- tion issue “isn’t so much about annually assessment was “good, but wecording to Lyman Parkhurst, the equipment as it is how Fort • Repairing the No. 8632 can do better.”associate, Sain Engineering As- Riley is operating it.” company operations facility The event was intended tosociates Inc. Buildings with local con- equipment room light switch increase public awareness and That was the theme of the trol are frequently outside that is currently stuck “on” will provide reminders of conser-March 1 Energy Awareness prescribed temperature ranges save 39,000 kwh and $1,500 vation opportunities. WithTraining at Patton Hall, fol- or operating schedules, SEA annually 14,000 square feet of build-lowing a three-day Energy found. • Eliminating a 300-watt ings, Fort Riley needs the sup-Awareness and Conservation Parkhurst also pointed out incandescent lamp that is on port of Army military, civilianAssessment at Fort Riley fund- unnecessary daytime lighting each work day will save $89 and contractor personnel toed by the Installation Manage- at Fort Riley is triggered often annually, or if left on in a me- maximize energy conservation,ment Command. by photo-sensor failures and chanical room, the annual sav- Parkhurst said. A team of energy special- nighttime exterior lighting is ings are $215 annually. The training was open toists from SEA partnered with not evenly distributed. In its executive summary all Fort Riley personnel. At-the Directorate of Public Newer buildings seem to to Fort Riley Garrison Com- tendees included major ten-Works’ Energy Office to con- be over-lit, he said, while older mander William J. Clark, SEA ant command representatives,duct inspections of 15 build- buildings are widely variable, recommended a number of building custodians, facility re-ings – about 5 percent of the with some having low-lighting low-cost and no-cost items, as pair and upkeep coordinators,structures on post – “to iden- levels and some having every well as the following sugges- DPW operations and mainte-tify potential low-cost/no-cost interior and exterior light on. tions: nance and others involved withenergy and water-saving op- The good news is most • Changing over to hot maintenance or repair of facili-portunities, promote energy of these problems are easily water systems from remaining ties, engineering, planning andawareness and assist garrisons solved, he said. By more effi- steam systems others involved with facilityin reducing energy costs, while ciently utilizing the Emergen- • Relocation of air com- planning, design or construc-maintaining the quality of life cy Management Control Sys- pressors from mechanical tion and Family housing andfor Army and civilian person- tem, timers and dimmers and rooms and shutting them off barracks management. Pamela Redford | POSTnel,” according to a Feb. 15 spacing out fixtures or simply at night to increase efficiency For more information Lyman Parkhurst, associate, Sain Engineering Associ- ates Inc., makes known the results of a three-dayDPW press release. turning off the lights in some and reduce moisture about Fort Riley’s sustain- Energy Awareness and Conservation Assessment dur- Parkhurst of Arvada, Colo., areas, Parkhurst said thousands • Replacing high-flow fix- ability vision, visit http:// ing a training session March 1 at Patton Hall. The edu-said he did find things dur- of dollars could be saved annu- tures with low-flow shower- r i l e y. a r m y. m i l / Un i t Pa g e . cational session reviewed SEA’s assessment anding the inspection that should ally. heads, commodes, urinals and aspx?unit=Sustainability. focused on how to maximizing energy conservation. WEST POINT FOUNDERS DAY DINNER Mollie Miller | 1ST INF. DIV. GET SET Training Empowering the user with valuable IT skills Uniforms worn by U.S. Military Academy at West Point cadets line the walls during the academy’s Founders Day Dinner March 3 in Manhattan. The dinner 1 to 1:45 p.m. | March 7, March 21, April 4 and April 18 welcomed dozens of alumni of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Bldg. 200, Patton Hall Auditorium honored the founding of the academy, which was March 16, 1802. Guest speakers for the evening event included Maj. Gen. William Mayville, 1st Infan- For more information, email usarmy.riley.106-sig-bde.mbx.nec-ia@mail.mil try Division and Fort Riley commanding general and class of 1982; retired Lt. Col. Dennis Bruzina, class of 1958; and 2nd Lt. Casey Tuggle, class of 2011. TRAFFIC REPORT CLOSURES from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, Estes Access Control and will be closed on Point is closed for federal holidays. about 12 to 18 months for major construction. ACP HOURS OF Traffic will be re-routed OPERATION to Four Corners on Vinton School Road. The Directorate of Rifle Range Access Emergency Services Control Point is open would like to bring from 5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.attention to the and from 3:30 p.m. to 8 available access control p.m., Monday through points for normal and Friday, to facilitate federal holiday hours. Estes ACP closure. Four Corners/Ogden/ Trooper/Henry: 24/7 Henry Access Control Rifle Range: 5 a.m. to Point is a one-way 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 8 entrance from 5 a.m. to p.m., Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. closed on federal holidays Beginning March 19, the Estes: Closed 12th Street Access 12th Street: 5 a.m. to 7 Control Point will p.m., Monday to Friday function as a 24-hour Grant: 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., operational gate, with Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. inbound traffic only to 5 p.m. Saturdays, from 5 to 7 a.m. The closed Sundays and on Ogden ACP will function federal holidays. Limit one coupon per person per table per visit. Not valid with other offers. Not valid on KSU Home gamedays. Discounts will not add points to frequent diner customer accounts. Must Smile to use coupons. 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  3. 3. HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE MARCH 9, 2012 | 3Soldiers share field experience with K-State UAS studentsK-STATE MEDIA RELATIONS “Do your Capt. Joshua Krause, battal- SALINA, Kan. – Three homework and ion intelligence officer, 1st Bn.,members of the 1st Battalion,7th Field Artillery Regiment, prepare for each 7th FA Regt., shows off the2nd Heavy Brigade CombatTeam, 1st Infantry Division, flight. We were com- Raven during a presentationspoke to Kansas State Univer- municating at least Feb. 28 atsity Salina’s Introduction to Un-manned Aircraft Vehicles class 12 hours in advance K-State Salina.about their work with the Ra- of the launch whenven unmanned aircraft platform K-STATE MEDIAFeb. 28. possible.” RELATIONS Capt. Joshua Krause, bat- SGT. JASON ARMSTRONGtalion intelligence officer; Sgt. 1ST BN., 7TH FA REGT.,Jason Armstrong, battalion 1ST HBCT - UAV OPERATORUAV operator; and Sgt. Timo-thy Stetch, battalion intelligence weighs less than 15 points andanalyst, were half of a team that allows its operators to see whatflew a Raven during a recent the enemy doesn’t want them toyearlong deployment to Iraq. see, according to Krause. The team’s mission was to In addition to explainingadvise, train and assist Iraqi po- the platform and its use in thelice in securing an area southeast military, the Soldiers gave adviceof Baghdad with a population about working in the UAS in-of 300,000, which would take dustry that applies to the civilianabout six hours to travel on the world as well. which evaluates existing UASground. The team was able to “If you’re the pilot, make technology and platforms forlaunch the Raven in less than sure you communicate with their suitability in disaster re-five minutes to determine po- your mission controller about sponse scenarios and trains op-tential threats, and it was used what you’ll be looking for, what erators and maintainers.mainly for force protection re- kind of sensors you need, what The UAS Program Of-connaissance. altitude you’ll be at,” Stetch said. fice collaborates with military It was used to monitor traffic Armstrong reminded the stu- organizations and the privateand check for roadside bombs. dents to be prepared. sector to focus on developingAn onboard infrared camera “Do your homework and unmanned flight in the nation’shelped identify possible threats. prepare for each flight. We were airspace and training pilots andThe unmanned aircraft also was communicating at least 12 hours operators of UAS’.useful for patrolling, which al- in advance of the launch when K-State also establishes cri-lowed Soldiers more time to rest possible,” Armstrong said. teria for UAS flight operations,and helped prevent setting a pat- Students in the class are plan- including activity at the Smokytern that would make the base ning careers that range from mil- Hill Weapons Range and even-vulnerable to an enemy attack. itary contractors to police force tually at the Herington UAS The Raven is small enough work. flight facility. The university’sto be transported in a backpack K-State Salina offers a bach- program office establishes poli-and weighs about four pounds, elor’s degree in unmanned air- cies and procedures to enablewith a maximum loiter time of craft systems and is home to both military and civilian orga- K-STATE MEDIA RELATIONS90 minutes. the Unmanned Aircraft Systems nizations to fly and test at the Students in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems class gather around the Raven Feb. 28 The entire equipment system Technology Evaluation Center, area facilities. at K-State Salina.Capt. Ronald R. Nehring, right, FES, greets friends and Family during his retirement ceremony Feb.29 at Station 5, Camp Forsyth.Nehring retired from FES afternearly 23 years of service. Pamela Redford POSTNehring retires after nearly 23 years FORT RILEY MUSEUMS Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware poses for a portrait used in a 1968 issue of Danger Forward magazine.By Pamela Redford1ST INF. DIV. POST after the death of a little girl at Camp Forsyth from smoke inha- lation about five years ago. Former ‘BRO’ CG leaves Capt. Ronald R. Nehring,Fort Riley Fire and EmergencyServices, Directorate of Emer- While the times have changed, Nehring said, what he loves about the job has not. legacy at post, Armygency Services, retired from ser- “It’s the guys – especially ones The following is the first in a ‘BIG RED ONE’ VIETNAMvice with the Fort Riley Fire De- that are retired already. I’m old series of regularly appearing ar- COMMANDING GENERALSpartment after nearly 23 years of school,” he laughed. ticles to chronicle aspects of Fortservice during a Feb. 29 ceremo- Nehring’s wife, Kelly; daugh- Riley’s history. » Maj. Gen. Jonathan O.ny at Station 5, Camp Forsyth. ter, Chelsey; son, Nathan; moth- Seaman Nehring’s first day on the job er, father, mother-in-law and a By Melony Gabbert » Maj. Gen. William E.was June 1, 1989, which Neh- neighbor joined him at the Fam- 1ST INF. DIV. POST DePuyring said was a date with destiny ily’s table for lunch. His eldest » Maj. Gen. John H. Hayhe thanked retired Capt. Bob son, Zachary, is studying in Fin- » Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Although Maj. Gen. Keith » Maj. Gen. Orwin C.Muhlig for. Muhlig retired April land, but joined in via Skype for L. Ware was a Medal of Honor Talbott1, 1989, making room for a new the ceremony. recipient in World War II and » Maj. Gen. Albert E.position with the fire depart- After the meal, FES staff took a 1st Infantry Division com- Millroyment. turns sharing sentimental memo- manding general at the time Nehring was serving on the ries and funny stories. Nehring’s of his death Sept. 13, 1968, hevolunteer fire department in wife was presented with 22 red had never visited Fort Riley. um director, adding King evenWamego when Chris Trudo, re- roses in honor of Nehring’s years At Fort Riley, Ware El- had his own bed.tired assistant chief of operations, of service, and his children were ementary School and the Maj. Ware’s death gave him theknocked on the door to recruit given commemorative plaques Gen. Keith L. Ware Parade distinction of being the high-him for the job. Nehring’s father engraved with the FES logo and Pamela Redford | POST Capt. Ronald R. Nehring, FES takes one last ride in Field, in front of Building 500 est-ranking Army officer tosaid to “leave him alone; he had a their father’s name. Nehring also on Main Post, are named after perish in Vietnam. Engine 5 at Station 5, Camp Forsyth, after his Feb. 29business he wanted him to run,” received numerous gifts and retirement ceremony. Ware, but Ware was killed by Drafted in July 1941, WareTrudo said, chuckling that “it all cards. a rocket-propelled grenade hit- also became the first draftee toworked out OK.” A slideshow of photos HONORING NEHRING ting his UH-1 Huey helicop- be promoted to general officer. “I can tell some stories,” Neh- brought many to tears, between ter in Vietnam after assuming Ware had a distinguishedring began, recalling the first laughter, set to Alan Jackson’s command, but before leaving war career, Smith said.week on the job when he took “Remember When.” “We worked together for over 20 years … I’m really going the war for Kansas. “He always wanted to bea brush truck up to the old hos- Thanking his FES “Family” to miss Ron. He is very Family oriented, very caring and The helicopter had been up front where the action was,”pital landfill to help extinguish a for its tribute, Nehring told the a very loyal friend. We just grew up together out here – flying low near the Cambodi- he said. “He was involved in afire that had flames every color of crowd it wasn’t just his day. an border in order for Ware to lot of search-and-destroy mis-the rainbow. “Family has always been im- spent more time together than my brother and sister did. obtain a first-hand observation sions.” Since 1989, the technol- portant, and I hope it is for you We met in 1991 and became friends during a six-month of the offensive operation in During his career, he servedogy and safety equipment has guys, too. Not just this Family, tour at Station 3.” progress and better command in North Africa, Sicily, Italy,evolved, he said. Whereas there but all of you. That’s what this his troops against about 1,500 France, Germany and Viet-was only one computer with a is all about,” he said. “This may JOHN WERY | BATTALION 1 CHIEF, FES North Vietnamese. Three nam.database to enter runs in the early be my day, but it’s our day, too. command staff members and It was for his actions in1990s, now every firefighter has I thank you from the bottom of “Today means a lot. He spent 22 years working here. I four helicopter crew members France Dec. 26, 1944, thathis own computer, Nehring said. my heart.” worked under him when I first started, and I’ve known also were on board. There were Ware received the Medal of There used to be just two Nehring and his wife – also him more than 10 years. He’s a good person – has a no survivors. Honor. Ware, then a lieuten-portable radios per truck, but his high school sweetheart – will The helicopter carrying ant colonel, went alone on anow everyone is issued their own enjoy retirement on their farm good heart.” Ware and the others also had close-reconnaissance missionradio, he explained. The depart- in Wamego, Kelly said. Nehring CAPT. BRIAN GOOD | STATION FIVE, FES another then-famous passen- to determine the exact loca-ment has grown too, he said, Family Farms sells farm fresh ger aboard – King, Ware’s ev- tion of German positions onadding Fort Riley has five sta- milk, free-range brown eggs and er-present great white German a heavily fortified hilltop thattions today, instead of the three artisan cheese. “He’s one of the boys. He’s a brother to me. Some of the shepherd. had been causing casualties toNehring first started out with. In November, all the retirees guys you never got along with, but they’re still brothers King, a long-range recon- American forces. Nehring credits the new sta- will come back together for the and always had each other’s back. Nobody goes in and naissance trained dog, went Ware deliberately drew firetion at Forsyth with enabling the FES annual reunion, a tradition loses their life without the other one coming after him. everywhere with Ware once to locate the Germans. Twofire department to cut down on Nehring said he is looking for- Ware received him as a gift hours later, he returned to hisresponse time, an improvement ward to joining from the other That’s the way it’s always been. It’s a hell of a profession.” from patrol members, saidhe said was absolutely necessary side. CAPT. BOB MUHLIG | RETIRED FES Bob Smith, Fort Riley muse- See WARE, page 8
  4. 4. 4 | MARCH 9, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONEIACH receives new bone density machine FACES OF IACH Irwin Army Community Hospital’s goals are to provide health care for warriors, military Families and retirees; support theBy Katherine Rosario Connie Wade deployment of medically ready forces; andIACH PUBLIC AFFAIRS lays, left, on the remain agile to meet diverse requirements. table to demon- One IACH employee who assists in Irwin Army Community strate how the accomplishing that mission is spotlightedHospital recently received a new bone den- each week.new bone density machine that sity machine at Spc.offers lower doses of radiation IACH works SPC. CHASITY YOUNG Youngper screening and measures os- ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST; while Jennifer CURRENT IACH COMMAND SERGEANTteoporosis progression. Newell, right, MAJOR/COMMANDER DRIVER Before the machine was sets up theavailable, patients received a Hometown: Killeen, Texas machine for aCT scan of their spine only, screening. Start date at IACH: June 2010and providers were not able to Years in area of specialty: Twolook at their hips or arms for What do you like most aboutosteoporosis progression,” said Katherine Rosario working for IACH?: “The employeesConnie Wade, radiologic tech- IACH and Soldiers here seem to desire anologist, IACH. mutual respect and treat others as they would “Now we can take pictures want to be treated.”of the lower spine and a hip or and allow patients to work out technologist, IACH. tient feel claustrophobic, Wade What should patients know about you?: “I amwrist to look further into what a plan with their health care The clinic can perform up said. always willing to help, so if you see me in the hall,may be causing the patient provider. to 15 screenings a week and “We don’t even require you and you’re in distress, ask for help.”pain,” she said. The machine also can track anyone can be referred by their to undress and change into a How are you dedicated to wellness and inspiring The test also is more nu- a patient’s bone density prog- primary care provider. hospital gown for the screen- trust? “I am dedicated to wellness and inspiringmerically accurate for the pro- ress over a two-year period and The target group for the ing,” she said, adding patients trust among our patients and employees by beingvider to read and brings the provide a comparison to deter- screenings is post-menopausal can wear their clothes as long as willing to help, ready to serve and courteous.hospital’s equipment in line mine if the patient needs to be women or women who are 65 no metal is near the area being Treating individuals with kindness and respect will keep them comforted and coming back whenwith what is currently being put on a medicine regiment to years of age and older. Men un- scanned. they are in need. When this occurs, then I know Iused at other military and civil- slow bone loss. der the age of 70 with clinical Patients wanting to sched- have done my job well.”ian hospitals. “The machine can help the risk factors for fracture also are ule an appointment can bring Although osteoporosis de- provider know if the patient encouraged to be screened. in a doctor’s referral to the x-pends on risk factors like ge- will potentially have osteopo- Additionally, the machine is ray clinic or have their doctornetics, age, gender and diet, rosis and put them on a calci- more patient friendly because fax the referral in.the new bone density machinecan help detect possible issues um or vitamin D supplement,” said Jennifer Newell, radiologic it doesn’t take as long as a CT scan and doesn’t make the pa- To make an appointment, call 785-239-DOCS (3627). IRWINFORMATION “I just purchased a new seats. You can either make car seat for my child, but I an appointment by callingFOR YOUR HEALTH am not sure if I installed the front desk at 785-239-Cervical cancer rates down among US women it properly. Who can help 7000 or ask the front desk me?” if the safety office is avail- able to install the seat. Have IACH is an official Kan- the child, car seat, owner’sBy Maj. Daniel Sessions, MD invasive cervical cancer and ap- cells and changes the way the this is seen after intercourse, but sas Traffic Safety Resource manual for the car seat andDEPARTMENT CHIEF, IACH proximately 4,290 deaths were cells normally mature. it may occur as irregular, exces- Office certified in child the car with the owner’sOBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY recorded in the U.S. in 2011. HPV is the most common sively heavy, prolonged or post- passenger safety and has manual ready when you Invasive cancer of the cervix sexually transmitted virus in the menopausal bleeding. Patients trained professionals ready wish to have the seat in-A lthough cervical cancer is now considered by many to U.S., and at least 50 percent of with advanced disease may have to help you learn how to stalled. IACH officials will rates have been declining be a preventable cancer because sexually active people will have abnormal discharge, weight loss, install your child’s car seat teach you how to install the in U.S. women in the it has a long pre-invasive state, genital HPV at some time in leg pain and swelling or dif- properly. Make sure the car car seat and how to take itpast years, Irwin Army Com- screening programs are available their lives. ficulty using the restroom. seat is not more than six out and reinstall it properly.munity Hospital physicians still and treatment for so-called Most people who have The Pap smear is a quick years old, has never been The safety office also willencourage screenings to look “pre-invasive” lesions is very genital HPV don’t know they and simple test that can detect in an accident and was check to make sure the carfor potential problems in the effective. have it. There are often no the presence of abnormal cells. not purchased from a yard seat isn’t on a recall list andfuture. Although every woman is symptoms, and it frequently Current national guidelines are sale. 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Commentary HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE MARCH 9, 2012 | 5  MARCH 9, 2012 HOME OF THE BIG RED ONE PAGE 5 RILEY ROUNDTABLE Soldiers also responsible for managing flags IG CORNERWhat are you doing to prepare The following is the second on liberty tion, awards and decorations, caught in a timely manner, for spring? of two articles on management imposed by assumption of command and the inaccurate flag data could and mismanagement of flags; a civil court, re-enlistment or extension. affect a Soldier’s ability to be trend of concern in the Army. court-martial One exception to this rule is promoted, receive awards and “I’m moving to a new apartment and By understanding the issue, or Article 15. if a Soldier is attending a civil so on. getting rid of old furniture.” leaders and Soldiers can take These flags or military school on the date For transferable flags, the a proactive stance in following are discussed of the flag, the Soldier will unit the Soldier is leaving is regulatory guidance and not dis- more in detail not be removed from school. required to ensure all the sup- CHARITY HORN advantaging deserving Soldiers in AR 600-8- Lt. Col. Other processing exceptions porting documents pertaining LAKE OSWEGO, ORE. Robinson Supervisory sports specialist - King’s Corner or giving non-deserving Soldiers 2, paragraph for various actions are listed in to that flag are put in a sealed an advantage. The previous 1-13. AR 600-8-2, paragraph 1-15. envelope for transfer with the article provided an overview; Non-transferable flags may Waivers may be submitted Soldier to the gaining unit, this article gives more detailed not be transferred to another for Soldiers who are flagged unless the unit is staying information with examples of unit, except where consistent for the Army Weight Control within the same Personnel how flags can be applied. with AR 600-8-2, paragraph Program to recommend and Service Center. The Soldier “I’m getting ready to go see Family 1-15. Such flags are adverse present a flagged Soldier an is responsible for ensuring for spring break.” By Lt. Col. Jesse Robinson action, which include charges, award based on valor, heroism the documents arrive at the FORT RILEY IG OFFICE restraints or investigation, or for length of service retire- gaining command unopened. court-martial, non-judicial ment. This waiver process The gaining command is then I CHELSIE MCGOOGAN TEXARKANA, TEXAS mproper management of punishment, absent without is discussed in AR 600-8-2, responsible for managing the Food and beverage attendant - King’s Corner “Suspension of Favor- leave, administrative reduc- paragraph 1-17(2)(b). flagging action to completion. able Personnel Action,” tion, memorandums of admo- A Soldier flagged for A few trends we see are or flags, can and will affect a nition, censure or reprimand adverse action is not eligible units retaining a Soldier past Soldier’s promotions, awards, not administered as non-ju- to receive any type of mili- his or her estimated time of ability to re-enlist and other dicial punishment. They also tary award, which includes separation date due to being favorable actions. As a result, include field-initiated elimina- campaign, service, retirement flagged. Refer to AR 600- “I’m cleaning up my yard.” this also affects the spouses tion, field or HQDA initiated or awards for valor. If that 8-2, paragraph 1-16, and and Family of a Soldier who removal from a promotion, Soldier is authorized for or paragraph 2-10 for guidance ERNIE MARTIN | MANHATTAN, KAN. has a flag in his or her person- command or school selection was recommended for an on when a Soldier can be Front desk - Sports Department, DFMWR nel file. list, referred officer evaluation award prior to being flagged, retained past his or her ETS Suspension of favorable report when on a promotion the recommendation may be and the steps that should be personnel actions is manda- list and security violations. completed, but the Soldier taken in doing so. Some units tory when an investigation These flags are discussed in cannot receive the award while are not maintaining proper – formal or informal – is initi- more detail in AR 600-8-2, still flagged. The Soldier can documentation between the ated on a Soldier by military paragraph 1-12. be presented the award once deployed unit and the rear or civilian authorities. Some common misconcep- the flag is removed. detachment. It is imperative Flags are classified into tions or lack of knowledge on Unit commanders are this handover happen upon “I’m preparing my fishing equipment.” two categories, transferable the flag process revolve around responsible for ensuring their redeployment. S1’s should not and non-transferable, and the what actions are prohibited flagging actions are managed be imposing or removing flag MICHAEL SALYERS classification is dependent by flags. One of the common in accordance with guidelines actions without supporting SKIATOOK, OKLA. upon the specific action or misconceptions is, “If you are established in Army Regula- documentation and should Electronic warfare specialist - HHC, CAB investigation. flagged for any reason, you are tion 600-8-2. However, dur- file the supporting documents Transferable flags may be not eligible for any favor- ing the flag period, Soldiers for reference. This is a critical transferred to another unit. able personnel actions.” This and personnel staff officer, step in managing the flagging They can and should follow statement is true for certain or S1, should ensure the flag actions at all levels. a Soldier during his or her adverse action flags, but not of data is correct. After the flag For questions, concerns or career. Such flags are ones as- all flags as a whole. is lifted, the Soldier should to enhance your knowledge “I’m perfecting my barbecue sociated with the Army Physi- For instance, if a Soldier check their Officer or enlisted on flags, see your chain of technique on the new grill.” cal Fitness Test failure, entry is flagged for APFT, the only records brief to ensure the command, S1 or refer to AR into the Army Weight Control actions prohibited are promo- transaction was processed. 600-8-2 suspension of favor- Program, a command referral tion, re-enlistment and exten- For example, given a situ- able personnel actions and JUAN SANTILLAN to the Army Substance Abuse sion. If a Soldier is flagged ation where, due to a unit’s AR 600-8-22 military awards. FORT WORTH, TEXAS Program, Headquarters of the for entry into the Army battle rhythm, the transac- The Fort Riley Office of the Fueler - 1st Sqdn., 6th Cav. Regt., CAB Army directed reassignments Weight Control Program, tion was not completed in a Inspector General recom- and Adverse Action Flags that the actions prohibited are timely fashion, the Soldier did mends addressing issues with are in the punishment phase, attendance at full-time civil or not check his or her ERB or your command as the first where there are no restraints military schooling, promo- ORB and the mistake was not recourse if appropriate. THE 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION POST SAFETY NOTESThis civilian enterprise newspaper is anauthorized publication for members ofthe Department of Defense. Contents COMMANDING OFFICER AND PUBLISHER Maj. Gen. William Mayville Daylight saving time is good time to move forward of The 1st Infantry Division Post arenot necessarily the official views of, or PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER By Dawn J. Douglas – Many medical items expire pressure can wear your tires data and do a little computer Lt. Col. Sophie Gainey endorsed by, the U.S. Government, GARRISON SAFETY OFFICE or dry out, so you’ll want unevenly and reduce their maintenance as well. or the Department of the Army. The PRINTER to make sure everything is effectiveness, while a worn • Examine Old Power A John G. Montgomery editorial content of this publication n easy way to remem- fresh and handy in case of an tread can lead to less transac- Strips and Clean Behind is the responsibility of the 1st FORT RILEY EDITORIAL STAFF ber daylight saving emergency. tion and even a dangerous Desks – A lot of home offices Infantry Division and Fort Riley PA Officer and printed by Montgomery EDITOR time is “fall back, • Stock up on emergency blow out. 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STAFF WRITERS and ends on the first Sunday car and make sure you have belts – Winter’s cold, harsh you’re like a lot of people, you The appearance of advertising in Parker Rome, Melony Gabbert of November. enough supplies to last. weather – and it has been have almost a dozen things this publication, including inserts and Pamela Redford We “spring forward” • Prepare for spring clean- both – wears on your car’s plugged into one outlet with a or supplements, does not constitute endorsement of the products or ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVES March 11 and set the clocks ing – March 20 is the official hoses and belts. Look for power strip. First, you should Melissa Tyson, Amanda Qayed services advertised by the U.S. Army and Sarah McClain ahead one hour. Daylight start of spring. Kick off your cracking and leaking. Catch- vacuum any dust or debris or Montgomery Communications, saving time is a good time to spring cleaning by purchas- ing problems now can mean – old paper, receipts, pens, Inc.. Everything advertised in this CONTACT US move “forward” on those last ing packing materials to store the difference between a pencils and other items – thatpublication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without For business or advertising matters, call minute projects not com- your winter clothes, load up swift, inexpensive repair and may have fallen back there. The Daily Union in Junction City at regard to race, color, religion, sex, 785-762-5000. pleted before the cold weather on cleaning supplies and pre- breaking down on a road with Then check out your power national origin, age, marital status, set in. Of course you can’t do pare to “air out” your home. a bank-buster repair during strip. Is it properly rated? Still For news offerings, call the Fort Rileyphysical handicap, political affiliation, Public Affairs Office at 785-239-8854 all these things in an hour, • Check your allergy your Family’s summer road working as it should? 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Many fire depart- thing you should be doing passenger side, it’s about time There is nothing worse than ments and other organizations much more often than when for a change. planning your morning based around the country actually you are doing your spring • Back up your data and on what your watch says, onlyGRUNT By Wayne Uhden give away batteries this week- cleaning, but it is a good time end just so people remember to think about it all the same. update your computer virus scanner – It’s a good time to to find later your cell phone time is an hour different or to do it. • Check your tire pressure make sure you’ve got a back showing up for work an hour • Update your first aid kit and treads – Incorrect tire up of all your important early.

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