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  1. 1. Vol. 70 No. 6 Feb. 10, 2012 Word of the month: CommunicateHeaded to AfghanistanEngineerscase colors By Andrea Sutherland Mountaineer staff Capt. Dustin Centofanti said his Soldiers areready to deploy. “We’re ready to go. They’re excited. They’reready,” he said before Wednesday’s casing ceremonyfor the 569th Mobility Augmentation Company, 4thEngineer Battalion. The upcoming deployment to Afghanistan marksthe second for the “Assassins” in three years.Engineers will be performing route clearancemissions for a year. “We have a lot of (noncommissioned officers)and senior NCOs,” said Sgt. 1st Class OscarRodriguez, 569th first sergeant. “We also have a lotof new guys. It’s a good mix in the company.” In his ceremonial speech, Lt. Col. BryanGreen, commander, 4th Eng. Bn., said thecompany had a 50-percent turnover in personnel inthe last six months. Green commended members of the 569th fortheir continued dedication to the mission and theirsupport of deployed units. “In some ways, (569th) had the tougher task,”Green said. “They had to watch their fellow FootSoldiers deploy while they supported and trainedand coached and mentored their brothers and patrolsisters as they left. And here we are six months Soldiers from Company B,later, and it is now their turn.” 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Green added that the “Assassins” trained harder Regiment, 2nd Brigadein a shorter amount of time than ever before in its Combat Team, 4th Infantryhistory. In the past six months, the company of Division, patrol a village in95 Soldiers participated in field exercises at the western Kandahar City,Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., Afghanistan, Feb. 1 during awith units from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th joint clearance operationInfantry Division. Soldiers also participated in live with Afghan Uniformed Policefire, live medevacs and live ammunition exercises in from Police Substation 8.preparation for the deployment. The clearance yielded three “They fired over 40,000 rounds in the last mortar rounds, sevensix months and despite all of my joking, you rocket-propelled grenadesguys did actually hit the targets,” he said. “You are and one anti-personnel mine.ready to deploy.” Green continued with a promise to Soldiers. “(569th), we have your back while you’regone,” he said. Family members and Soldiers applauded as Photo by Sgt. Seth Barham See Engineers on Page 4 Message board INSIDE Facebook town hall The second quarter town hall will take place from 10-1 a.m. Feb. 22 1 on Facebook at the “Fort Carson Town Hall” page. Pages 20-21 Page 6 Page 11
  2. 2. 2 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 10, 2012 MOUNTAINEER Black History MonthCommanding General:Garrison Commander: Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson Col. Robert F. McLaughlinFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: Leaders highlight accomplishments Editor’s note: Army leaders released the following from the leadership, intelligence and contributions of Dee McNutt letter in honor of Black History Month. This year’s theme the African-American women in our ranks, and todayChief, Print and Web Communications: is “Black Women in American Culture and History.” we celebrate the recent promotion of Maj. Gen. Marcia Rick Emert African-American women have played a vital role in Anderson, the Army’s first African-American femaleEditor: Devin Fisher the history of our nation and our Army since the American two-star general and recognize Ms. Tracey Pinson, the Revolution. Their patriotism, loyalty and leadership — Army’s highest-ranking female African-American seniorStaff writers: Andrea Sutherland coupled with their hard work, intellect and artistic executive service member. These women, and so many Staff Sgt. Wayne Barnett expression — have enriched the African-American others, are expressions of a vibrant culture in whichHappenings: Nel Lampe community and the nation as a whole. In slavery and freedom, African-American women play a critical role in theSports writer: Walt Johnson their struggles have been at the heart of the human strength of this nation and our Army.Layout/graphics: Jeanne Mazerall experience, and the fight against racism and sexism serve We are grateful for the sacrifices and contributions as a testament to their perseverance to overcome adversity. African-American women, Soldiers, civilians and Families From Harriet Tubman, a leader and conductor of have played in our success. We encourage the entire Army This commercial enterprise newspaper isan authorized publication for members of the the Underground Railroad, to Rosa Parks, the mother Family to honor publicly their contributions by encouragingDepartment of Defense. Contents of the of the modern Civil Rights Movement, to first lady all leaders from across the Army to plan and executeMountaineer are not necessarily the official Michelle Obama, these courageous women serve as role appropriate commemorative activities to celebrate African-view of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or models for all to emulate. The Army has also benefited American/Black History Month.the Department of the Army. Printed circulationis 12,000 copies. Raymond F. Raymond T. Odierno John M. McHugh The editorial content of theMountaineer is the responsibility of the Public Chandler III General, United States Army Secretary of the ArmyAffairs Office, Fort Carson, CO 80913-5119, Sergeant Major Chief of StaffTel.: 526-4144. The e-mail address is of the The Mountaineer is posted on theInternet at 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 with Celebrate blessings from taking plunge Commentary by Sgt. Breanne Pye beautiful country. But my dad did take my mom on thatFort Carson. It is published 49 times per year. 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, date she had waited so patiently for; and three years The appearance of advertising in thispublication, including inserts or supplements, 4th Infantry Division later, they finally married.does not constitute endorsement by the My big brother, Dustin, was born in 1978; and he’s gotDepartment of the Army or Colorado Springs As winter plays itself out, it seems we are all in a story just like that one to add to our history. I was bornMilitary Newspaper Group, of the products or store for an opportunity to celebrate a special holiday in two years later, in 1980, and I’ve got my own beautifulservices advertised. The printer reserves the what may actually be decent weather. story to add to the history my mom and dad started in aright to reject advertisements. Everything advertised in this publication I can’t help but reflect on what this holiday’s burger joint in Moscow, Idaho, nearly 38 years ago.shall be made available for purchase, use or implications mean for me, personally. It is the hope that my brother and I would find ourpatronage without regard to race, color, religion, Growing up in my household, Valentine’s Day was own love stories to share that caused my parents tosex, national origin, age, marital status, physical celebrated with all the flourish and fancy my working-class celebrate this holiday with us, instead of on their own.handicap, political affiliation or any other parents could muster. It wasn’t solely about the love the two Each year of my childhood, on Valentine’s Day, mynonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron.If a violation or rejection of this equal of them managed to hold on to for more than 30 years; it mom would make homemade hamburgers spiced withopportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, was about taking the time to celebrate all the blessings in herbs grown in her garden. Dad would fire up the grillthe printer shall refuse to print advertising life that came from two people taking the “plunge.” outside and tell the story of how the two of them met.from that source until the violation is corrected. If you take the time to trace a story back to its roots, To them, my brother and I were exactly what theyFor display advertising call 634-5905. it is crazy to bear witness to how much life a single wanted to celebrate. All correspondence or queries regardingadvertising and subscriptions should be directed emotion can create. Thinking of our history, and the history I am makingto Colorado Springs Military Newspaper A long time ago, a pretty girl from with my husband, is especially important this year, as weGroup, 31 E. Platte Avenue, Suite 300, Spokane, Wash., decided to attend college are between deployment cycles again. The opportunitiesColorado Springs, CO 80903, phone 634-5905. a long way from home, in a little town to celebrate with the ones we love are sacred The Mountaineer’s editorial content is called Moscow, Idaho. She got a job and more special than words can express.edited, prepared and provided by the PublicAffairs Office, building 1430, room 265, Fort managing a little burger joint there, In adding to that sentiment, here is aCarson, CO 80913-5119, phone 526-4144. which entertained college coeds in story submitted by one of our 1st Brigade Releases from outside sources are so the rare times they didn’t have their Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division,indicated. The deadline for submissions to the noses stuck in the books. couples about what they celebrateMountaineer is close of business the week My mom managed that on Valentine’s Day.before the next issue is published. TheMountaineer staff reserves the right to edit burger joint for nearly a year Theresa Scott, wife of Spc. Andysubmissions for newspaper style, clarity and before a young man rolled into Scott, a supply specialist assigned totypographical errors. town, without a dime in his Company A, 4th Brigade Support Battalion, Policies and statements reflected in the pocket, looking for work. He 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div., were living innews and editorial columns represent views was handsome and charming, and Sacramento, Calif., when Andy decided toof the individual writers and under nocircumstances are to be considered those of completely oblivious to anything surprise his wife by making special dinner plansthe Department of the Army. that didn’t sizzle on the grill or on the Delta King River Boat. Reproduction of editorial material is put money in his pocket. When the couple showed upauthorized. Please credit accordingly. That oblivious nature didn’t for dinner, they were greeted faze my mom much. It only took her by the host and escorted to a two months to decide to take matters special table where Theresa into her own hands. was surprised to find One late fall night in 1974, roses, chocolate and a shortly after closing time, beautifully-wrapped my mom gift waiting for her. Classified advertising marched Appetizers, drinks, a 329-5236 right up to main dinner course and dessert Display advertising my dad, took were already preordered. As the couple 634-5905 his busy hands finished their dessert, Theresa in hers, planted a opened the gift her husband had Mountaineer editor kiss on his cheek left for her, and inside was 526-4144 and told him it was a beautiful, sparkling ring. about dang time Theresa said that guests around their table thought Post information he took her on a her husband had just asked her to marry him, though 526-5811 proper date. they had already been together for 10 years. Post weather hotline Such a simple story — She said guests kept asking the waiter if she 526-0096 it happens nearly every had said, “Yes,” to her husband, to which, the day somewhere in our waiter replied, “Yes, 10 years earlier, she did.”
  3. 3. Feb. 10, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 3 Deputy commanding general for support Carson welcomes Rogers Story and photo by Pfc. Andrew Ingram Rogers’ years of experience serving in combat environments and wealth of knowledge 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office will prove invaluable to the 4th Inf. Div.’s mission to train and deploy competent war Fort Carson, Soldiers and community fighters, Anderson said. leaders welcomed Brig. Gen. Darsie “We are extremely fortunate that Brig. Rogers to the 4th Infantry Division during Gen. Rogers was handpicked to join our a ceremony at the “Ivy” Division team; to fill this demanding and critical Headquarters Monday. position,” Anderson said. “He is truly the As the new deputy commanding general right man at the right time and place to move for support, Rogers will provide mentorship, this division forward.” guidance and supervision to leaders and Rogers, who previously served with the units across the division, said Maj. Gen. 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 4th stationed at Fort Carson, said he looked Inf. Div. and Fort Carson. forward to rejoining the Mountain Post team. Rogers will oversee fitness, sustainment, “Friends and Family at Fort Carson, it’s personnel services, health services and great to be back,” Rogers said. “It is really maneuver support for the 4th Inf. Div. refreshing to look out here and see so many and Fort Carson. friendly faces and old friends. I truly look “The DCG-S is my right-hand man for forward to making new friends in the 4th Inf. all matters concerning support for our Div., Fort Carson and Colorado Springs.” Soldiers,” Anderson said. “Although this Rogers joins the 4th Inf. Div. after serving may seem like an easy task, I can assure you as the commander for Joint Forces Special that it is not. Operations Component Command-Iraq. “The diversity and complexity of the “It is an honor to come here and be part missions that the Soldiers and civilians of of the 4th Inf. Div.,” Rogers said. “I servedBrig. Gen. Darsie Rogers, deputy commanding general for support, 4th this installation execute on a daily basis are alongside the 4th Inf. Div. multiple times inInfantry Division and Fort Carson, thanks Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, (complex), and it takes the right kind of Iraq. It is a magnificent organization, and itcommanding general, 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson, and the Soldiers of man and leader to accomplish this mission is truly an honor to come back here and bethe “Ivy” Division for their warm welcome during a ceremony Monday. to the highest of standards,” he said. part of a great team.”FLEXIBILITY This is PPCC. your life, not the other way around. That’s why we offer night, weekend and online classes, in addition to our regular weekday options. Flexibility is one reason why PPCC is one of the nation’s top 50 schools providing higher education to military and veterans. Visit us online to learn more. or call 719.502.2000
  4. 4. 4 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 10, 2012Community supports Soldiers, Families By Andrea Sutherland nonprofit that will help streamline Mountaineer staff large donations to the Mountain Post to better serve those in need. Addressing a small crowd at Army Community “Our goal is to fill the gaps betweenService Monday, Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, what the Army can do and what thecommanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Army can’t do. We can be the fund thatFort Carson, thanked Colorado Springs community fills those gaps,” said Addy.members for their continued support of Soldiers and “The Ironhorse Fund takes theFamilies at Fort Carson. best of all the different (charitable Anderson joined ACS staff in accepting a $10,000 organizations) that are out there anddonation, which will benefit Soldiers and Families. other donors … and funnels it into one Don Addy, president of the National Homeland organization,” Anderson said.Defense Foundation has been working with Fort “We have 15 priorities of how weCarson officials to develop the Ironhorse Fund, a want funds to be dispersed in support of our Soldiers and our Families, which (includes) everything from wounded warriors, Gold Star Families, Family Readiness Groups, etc.,” he said, adding that a civilian board of directors and a team of volunteer accountants, lawyers and marketing Photo by Andrea Sutherland personnel will control the John McCallum, left, accepts a certificate of appreciation from Maj. Gen. charitable organization’s Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort day-to-day operations. Carson, during a Jan. 25 ceremony at the Soldier and Family Assistance “All we have to do is as Center. McCallum, a sales manager for Rampart Supply, Inc., delivered a a unit say, ‘this is what we check to Fort Carson officials for the new Ironhorse Fund, which will need,’ … and they approve it consolidate donations to the Mountain Post, making it faster and easier out of this pot of money to distribute funds to those in need. from all the different sources of income and then they distribute Addy said the Ironhorse Fund will officially begin it,” Anderson said. “It will make it more operating soon. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent Williams efficient, economic and probably more Anderson visited the Soldier and FamilyDon Addy, president of National Homeland Defense Foundation, presents beneficial because of all the synergy Assistance Center Jan. 25 to accept a donation, whicha check for $10,000 to Patricia Randle, director of Fort Carson Army gained. Instead of many people trying to totaled $11,000.Community Service, at the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and help each of these entities by themselves, “We’ve all benefited from Fort Carson,” said JohnRecreation ACS Center Feb. 6. Addy presented the donation on behalf of they’ll get collectively more support McCallum, a sales manager for Rampart Supply, Inc.,the local nonprofit organization headquartered in Colorado Springs to through an umbrella (organization) versus who presented the check. “It’s a win-win situation …provide support for Fort Carson Families in times of need. little, individual (charities).” There’s a lot of need and this is our way of helping.”Engineers Family Readiness Group leader, from Woodland Park the “Vanguard”from Page 1 said this was her husband’s fourth deployment. Brigade flag to fly over Memorial Park until the engineers return. Peterson AFBmany braced for goodbyes in thenext couple of weeks. “This is my first (deployment),” “Keep busy,” she advised spouses going through their first deployments. “Keep very busy and always remem- In his parting words to his Soldiers, Green reminded the engineers to remain vigilant throughout honors Carsonsaid Lacey Brinn, wife of Pvt.Clarence Brinn. “I’m nervous ber that no news is good news.” Family members received a their deployment. “I want you to be safe,” he said. swim passesand excited.” single yellow rose in recognition of “Take your time, go slow. Slow is The Peterson Air Force Base Tara Gwynn, wife of Staff Sgt. their sacrifice. smooth, smooth is fast and we’ll see Indoor Pool will honor Fort CarsonTimothy Gwynn and the company’s Soldiers presented representatives you all back here in 12 months.” Aquatics Passes to include active duty, retirees, civilians and Family members at no additional cost to the pass holder. Fort Carson Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Peterson Air Force Base Outdoor Recreation officials established the agreement through May 31, while the Fort Carson Indoor Pool is being renovated. Fort Carson patrons without a pass will be charged the daily fee for usage of Peterson Indoor Pool — $4 for those 16 and older; $3 from ages 6-15 and free for 5 and younger. The pool will support Fort Carson mission-essential training of present and future requests. Fees and staff requirements will be determined and provided by Peterson Aquatics. Peterson Indoor Pool will allow Fort Carson Aquatics pool time Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. to continue the current Learn to Swim Program. Visit Photo by Staff Sgt. Wayne Barnett about/aquatics for hours and moreCapt. Dustin Centofanti, center, and Sgt. 1st Class Oscar Rodriguez, 569th Mobility Augmentation Company, 4th Engineer information on the Peterson pool.Battalion, case the company guidon in preparation for the company’s deployment to Afghanistan.
  5. 5. Feb. 10, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 5Austin swears in as vice chief By Courtney Dock-Abuhl Army News Service command has demonstrated to his troops the right about them as it was about him. way to lead, the right way to live as a Soldier.” America’s Soldiers “continue to amaze me After assuming responsibility, the general with their continued resilience, flexibility and JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON thanked his Family, friends and former leaders. He motivation,” Austin said. “They are indeed theHALL, Va. — Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III was sworn also thanked the Soldiers he’s worked with throughout fabric of our Army. They’ve made every seeminglyin as the Army’s 33rd vice chief of staff during a his career. He said the ceremony was just as much impossible task look easy.”Jan. 31 ceremony. Most recently, Austin served Secretary of the Army as commanding general ofJohn M. McHugh administered United States Forces-Iraq. Inthe oath of office and then fact, he was the last to hold thatthanked the general for his position, as Operation Newoutstanding service and dedication Dawn ended in December. Theto the Army. complex task of leaving Iraq “I expect Lloyd to continue was completed, in no small part,his leadership and advocacy on by American Soldiers.behalf of Soldiers and their “Most recently in Iraq,Families, just as he has in they’ve completed one of thevirtually every other assignment most complex logistics andhe’s held,” said McHugh. “Lloyd operational maneuvers in ourAustin has always led from the nation’s history,” said Austin.front, led by example — not just “They did it all without incidenttelling Soldiers, but showing and they finished ahead ofSoldiers the right way, the Army schedule. They did all of this inway, the Lloyd Austin way.” contact with a determined After the oath, McHugh enemy. I am truly humbled bypresented Austin with the vice and thankful for their servicechief of staff flag, signifying and their many sacrifices.”the general’s assumption of Austin replaces Gen. Peterresponsibility. Chiarelli as the vice chief of staff “Lloyd Austin is, as he of the Army. Chiarelli retiredalways has been, a full-spectrum Photo by Rachel Larue from the Army after 40 years ofleader,” McHugh said. “(He is) a Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh swears in 33rd Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd service during a ceremony heldleader that at every level of J. Austin III on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Jan. 31. earlier in the day. 3 WORRY-FREE Hulk Hogan 15.6" Pro Wrestler Wi-Fi Military Allotments DEALS Accepted! 3 OFERTAS SIN PREOCUPACIONES Troy Aikman 50" $ 19 99 Hall of Fame Quarterback PLASMA Your Choice PER WEEK* Tu Selección $19.99 SEMANALES* ** 15 MIL OFF % † Come Visit One of Our 9 Locations in the Colorado Springs and Pueblo Area T ITA O UN RY ISC D The advertised transaction is a rental-purchase agreement. *Offer good while supplies last and cannot be combined with any other promotion. The “Total of All Payments” does not include applicable sales taxes or optional fees and other charges (such as late ren 58 charges) that you may incur. Advertised rental rates and terms are for new merchandise. Prices not valid outside U.S. Advertised rate ends 2/19/12. Product availability may vary by store. Free-rent offers will not reduce total rent or purchase-option amounts. ce 77 ta nte 7. You will not own the merchandise until the total amount necessary to acquire ownership is paid in full or you exercise your early purchase option. Ownership is optional. See Store Manager for complete details. Consulta con el Gerente de la Tienda para los r. c o 87 m 800. detalles completos. †Must present valid military ID to receive offer. 15% discount refers to 15% off the total rent-to-own cost on any new agreement and may be applied to new agreements for new or pre-leased merchandise. ROP1202_MIL_COL CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN DENTAL GROUP MILITARY SPECIALS Serving the Cheyenne Mountain Community Since 1978 Secure your space today Dr. Grant Our office uses the latest Dr. Bertsch technology including, Save An Additional 5% Dr. VanOrman COS scanner, Water Biolase Dr. Koditek and EZlaser treatment. On Your Monthly Rent FREE use of our moving van on move-IN and OUT 3605 Star Ranch Road FREE (corner of Star Ranch & Hwy. 115) Call us today and reserve your storage 576-3276 CIRCLE DRIVE SELF STORAGE Monday – Wednesday – Friday, 8a-5p 2515 Arlington Drive, Colorado Springs, CO (South of Fountain Blvd, behind Shamrock Gas on Circle Drive) Accepting new patients! 719-447-0452
  6. 6. 6 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 10, 2012Fight house NCOs encourage tougher force Story and photo by leave time here at the fight house.” While some Fort Carson Soldiers every Fort Carson battalion field a Pfc. Andrew Ingram Sgt. Chad Myrom, a medical support have taken part in combatives tourna- team for the upcoming tournament. 4th Infantry Division specialist who works in the Fort Carson ments in the past, Martin said they can “Units already compete to see Public Affairs Office MAC Program, said the fight house expect something new and exciting at who is the best runner or who is the staff provides a safe environment for the Fort Carson competition this spring. best at shooting, well, now, we need to “Bullets don’t last forever,” said Soldiers to hone their combat skills. “In the past, we take all of the see who is the best fighter,” he said.Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Martin. “I have “I am here during every training fighters from each brigade, tally up “If we could get two fighters for eachbuddies who were actually captured by cycle to ensure these Soldiers are in the the number of points they accumulated weight class from every battalion, thatinsurgents during deployment, and they fight and ensure they are taken care of,” during the tournament and whichever would be outstanding; but I would atsaid that, even with a basic knowledge Myrom said. “Sometimes people get brigade earned the most points, we least like to see every battalion on Fortof Combatives Level 1, they could have hurt during combatives training, and in would award the trophy,” Martin said. Carson send a couple of fighters.”been able to free themselves.” a lot of the programs out there they “This year, we want the battalions to Units interested in using the Fort Learning how to engage and defeat either have to deal with the pain or drop get more involved, to field teams of Carson MAC Fight House duringenemies in close combat is an important the class. I can help those guys through their own. I think that will make the physical training hours should emailpart in a Soldier’s development, said the pain, check them out on the whole tournament more competitive.” Martin at, the director of Fort Carson spot and, in most cases, I can help If the battalion’s senior leadership The fight house instructorsModern Army Combatives Program. them get through the training without gets into the spirit of competition they conduct MAC Levels 1 and 2 classes “It is more than just fighting,” he seriously injuring themselves.” could motivate their troops to make regularly.said. “It’s about building self-confidence. Martin and his team of instructors learning and honing their combatives Soldiers interested in formalIt’s about knowing that in any situation are slated to host the Fort Carson Modern skills a bigger priority, he said. combatives training should contact theira Soldier can hold his own.” Army Combatives tournament in May. Martin said he would like to see company training NCOs, said Martin. At the Fort Carson MAC FightHouse, Martin and his team of Sgt. Jeffreycombatives instructors conduct training Desallacycles for Combatives Levels 1 and 2. forces fellow The instructors provide mentorship Fort Carsonfor Soldiers and units looking to Modern Armyimprove their combat effectiveness. Combatives The instructors encourage a Programhealthy way for Soldiers to burn off instructorstress while strengthening their bodies, Staff Sgt.said Sgt. Jeffrey Desalla, instructor Davidwith the Fort Carson MAC Program. Sansolis “When I was deployed to to submitAfghanistan, I started spending all the during adowntime I had training,” Desalla said. sparring“While I was there, I decided I wanted to match at thedo more with the program. I wanted to Fort Carsontrain other Soldiers, so when I MAC Fightcame home, I spent probably half of my House Feb. 1.
  7. 7. Feb. 10, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 7Miscellaneous and contractor response to service orders. U.S. citizen, score 240 or higher on the Army • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at Physical Fitness Test, and pass a Special ForcesThe Central Issue Facility — will be closed for 524-0786 or email to physical. Call 524-1461 or visit the website at renovations Feb. 21-24. Emergencies will be handled request latrines, for service or to report damaged on an individual basis. The CIF will reopen Feb. 27 or overturned latrines. with regular business hours. Call Catherine The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — Hours of Operation Martinez at 524-1888 for more information. is able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located atVII Corps Desert Storm Veterans’ Association building 1430, room 240. During duty hours, DFAC hours — Fort Carson dining facilities operate 21st Reunion — is Feb. 25 at the Fort Myer, Soldiers should call 526-4563. The 24-hour under the following hours: Va., Officers’ Club. Contact Hoa McNabb at phone number for after hours, holidays and • Wolf — Friday, 7-9 a.m. (breakfast), 800-506-2672 or email VIICorpsDSVA@aol. weekends is 719-358-3275. Questions can also 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch), no dinner. Closed com for more information. be submitted by email to FtCarsonTDS@gmail. Saturday and Sunday. Monday-Thursday, 7-9 a.m.First Sergeants’ Barracks Program — moved to com. Know your rights. (breakfast), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch), 5-6:30 building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours Legal services — provided at the Soldier p.m. (dinner). of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday- Readiness Processing site are for Soldiers • Stack — Friday-Thursday. 7-9 a.m. (break- Friday. The FSBP Office assists Soldiers with undergoing the SRP process. The SRP Legal fast), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch), 5-6:30 p.m. room assignments and terminations. For more Office will only provide powers of attorney or (dinner). information call 526-9735. notary services to Soldiers processing through the • Warfighter (Wilderness Road Complex)Work Management Branch — The DPW Work SRP. Retirees, Family members and Soldiers not — Closed Friday-Monday. Tuesday-Thursday, 7-9 Management Branch, responsible for processing in the SRP process can receive legal assistance a.m. (breakfast), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch), no work orders — Facilities Engineering Work and powers of attorney at the main legal office dinner. Requests, DA Form 4283 — recently changed its located at 1633 Mekong St., building 6222, next • 10th SFG(A) LaRochelle — Friday, 7-9 hours of operation. The Work Management Branch, to the Family Readiness Center. Legal assistance a.m. (breakfast), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch), no located in building 305, will be open for processing prepares powers of attorney and performs notary dinner. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Monday- work orders and other in-person support from services on a walk-in basis from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, 7-9 a.m. (breakfast), 11:30 a.m. to 1 7-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Afternoon customer Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays, and from p.m. (lunch), no dinner. support is by appointment only, call 526-2900. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. Central Issue Facility regular business hours — areVeterans Affairs claims and benefits — Veterans can listed below. Call 526-3321 to make appointments. get assistance through the Veterans Services Group, Briefings • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. for walk-ins and 7:30-10:30 a.m. 3:30-4:30 p.m. for appointments. The VSG is Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training • Initial issues — Monday-Thursday from located at The Retired Enlisted Association — is held Feb. 21-23 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 12:30-3 p.m. Chapter 1 at 834 Emory Circle in Colorado the Family Readiness Center, building 6237, • Partial issues — Monday-Thursday from Springs. For more information call 719-337-0086. room 104. This training is required for all 12:30-3 p.m.Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson Sergeant Soldiers asked to perform this solemn duty. Per • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- Audie Murphy Club meets the third Tuesday of Army Regulation 600-8-1, this duty is limited to Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each month at the Family Connection Center from those in the ranks of sergeant first class to command • Direct exchange — Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SAMC is open to all sergeant major, chief warrant officer 2-5 and from 12:30-3 p.m. active members and those interested in becoming captain and above. No reservations are required • Partial turn ins — Monday-Thursday future SAMC members. The club was originally to attend training. Classes offered on a first-come, from 12:30-3 p.m. a U.S. Forces Command organization of elite first-served basis. Call Jean Graves at 526- • Full turn ins — Monday-Thursday from noncommissioned officers but is now an 5613/5614 for more information. 7:30-10:30 a.m. Armywide program for individuals who have met Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency • Unit issues and turn ins — Call 526- the criteria and have proven themselves to be out- Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in 5512/6477 for approval. standing NCOs through a board/leadership building 381, conducts orientations Fridays from Education Center hours of operation — The process. Contact the SAMC president, Staff Sgt. 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss DLA Mountain Post Training and Education Center, Thomas Witt, at 526-5661 for more information. processes to include turning in excess property, building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows:Recycle incentive program — The Directorate of reutilizing government property, web-based tools • Counselor Support Center — Monday- Public Works has an incentive program to prevent available, special handling of property and environ- Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11 recyclable waste from going to the landfill. mental needs. To schedule an orientation, contact a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards Arnaldo Borrerorivera at arnaldo.borrerorivera@ • Army Learning Center — Monday- for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort for receiving/turn in; Mike Welsh at Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Carson Recycle Center, building 155. Points are for reutilization/web tools; or • Defense Activity for Nontraditional assigned for the pounds of recyclable goods turned Rufus Guillory at Education Support and Army Personnel Testing — in and every participating battalion receives money Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. quarterly; the top two battalions receive an additional noon the second and third Wednesday of each Medical Activity Correspondence Department bonus amount. Call 526-5898 for more information month at the Joel Hefley Community Center office hours — The Correspondence (Release of about the program. conference room, 6800 Prussman Ave. The Information) Office in the Patient AdministrationDirectorate of Public Works services — DPW is Retirement Services Off ice recommends Division hours are Monday-Wednesday and Friday responsible for a wide variety of services on Fort spouses accompany Soldiers to the briefing. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed Thursday and Carson. Services range from repair and maintenance Call 526-2840 for more information. federal holidays. Call 526-7322 or 526-7284 for of facilities to equipping units with a sweeper and Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays more information. cleaning motor pools. Listed below are phone for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays for Claims Office hours — are Monday-Friday from 9 numbers and points of contact for services: personnel being reassigned stateside. The briefings a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. The Claims Office is • Facility repair/service orders — Fort are held in building 1129, Freedom Performing located on the first floor of building 6222, 1633 Carson Support Services service order desk can be Arts Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and briefings start Mekong Street. Shipment under Full Replacement reached at 526-5345. Use this number for emergen- at 7:30 a.m. Soldiers are required to bring Value claimants must submit Department of cies or routine tasks and for reporting wind damage, Department of the Army Form 5118, signed by Defense Form 1840R to the carrier within 75 days. damaged traffic signs or other facility damage. their unit personnel section, and a pen to complete Shipment under Defense Personal Property • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric forms. Call 526-4730/4583 for more information. Program claimants must log into the Defense Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. Army ROTC Green to Gold briefings — are held Personal Property System at when needing trash containers, trash the first and third Tuesday of each month at and report all the items online within 75 days. is overflowing or emergency service is required. noon at the education center, building 1117, Claims must be submitted within nine months • Facility custodial services — Call Bryan room 120. Call University of Colorado- directly with carriers to receive full replacement Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ@ Colorado Springs Army ROTC at 262-3475 for value for missing and destroyed items. All other for service needs or to report complaints. more information. claims should be submitted to Fort Carson Claims • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the Office within two years of the date of delivery or Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ first and third Wednesday of each month. Briefing date of incident. Call the Fort Carson Claims Office sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier Readiness at 526-1355 for more information. • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — Building, building 1042, room 244, on a first-come, Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email first-served basis. Soldiers must be within 120 days of their expiration term of service, but must BOSS meetings • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary attend the briefing no later than 30 days prior are held at 10 a.m. Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ to their ETS or start of transition leave. Call Use this number to obtain self-help the first and third 526-2240/8458 for details. tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays in Wednesday of each • Base operations contracting officer building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m. month at the Foxhole. representative — Call Bruce Gronczniak at 526- Soldiers must be specialist to staff sergeant For information, call 9262 or email for from any military occupational specialty, have 524-BOSS. questions on snow removal, grounds maintenance a general technical score of at least 107, be a
  8. 8. 8 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 10, 2012Club provides weeklyevent to stay in shape By Pfc. Andrew Ingram person in front of me, and then 4th Infantry Division the next guy, and the guy in front of Public Affairs Office him. By the end, I’ve had a pretty good workout.” Fort Carson community members Soldiers and civilians of Fortlooking for a way to stay in shape Carson can benefit from taking part incan join the Mountain Post Running the weekly run, said Cpl. ShaondreClub for The Hub Run Wednesdays Johnson, FSC, 4th Eng. Bn.from 4-6 p.m. “There has been an improvement Mountain Post Soldiers, civilians in a lot of the individuals out here,”and Family members meet at The said Johnson. “You get out of it whatHub on Specker Avenue weekly to you put into it. Soldiers and civiliansimprove their health and endurance. who want to improve themselves “I got to my unit in September, should come out here and join us.”and we have been doing The Hub Run After completing 100 kilome-every Wednesday,” said Spc. Micah ters, a feat on average that takes 20Money, Forward Support Company, runs to accomplish, runners receive4th Engineer Battalion. “It has T-shirts to commemorate theirdrastically helped me acclimatize to accomplishment.the altitude here in Colorado. The running club is a great oppor- “It’s a fun time to run at just your tunity for civilian employees whoown pace. We keep each other work on Fort Carson to stay in shapemotivated, and the scenery is great.” and interact with the community they While mostly Soldiers take part support, said Lynn Rivera, founder ofin the five-kilometer run, Money said the Mountain Post Running Club.he would like to see more of the Fort “We would really like to energizeCarson community take an interest. more people to come out and Many Soldiers enjoy the run run with us,” said Rivera, seniorbecause it doesn’t entail many of the community manager, Balfourpressures and expectations they Beatty Communities. “We combinenormally see during physical training, fitness and socialization tosaid Pfc. John Figueroa, Headquarters strengthen not just our bodies andSupport Company, 4th Eng. Bn. minds, but also so we can meet new “We don’t time ourselves,” people … make new friends, andFigueroa said. “I just try to catch the enjoy our beautiful post.” Jeff Kahl, DDS Derek Kirkham, DDS COLORADO SPRINGS Zachary Houser, DMD PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Committed to your Little People, Big Smiles children’s oral health! Technology with a Caring Touch Specialized treatment planning for all ages Treatment under conscious sedation and general-anesthesia Digital radiography for pinpoint treatment plans and reduced radiation exposure Parents can stay with children during treatment Most insurance accepted including Military and Medicaid HUR Welcoming New Patients RY! (719) 522-0123 Healthy Smiles are Beary Special 9480 Briar Village Point, Suite 301 Presidents Day Call or visit us now. 800 -HRBLOCK (800-472-5625) (800 - 472-5625) Sale ow to w in Up to 50% off in Re gister n 0) and son ” ($2 rtificates over 300 vendor spaces. “Jack ift Ce Special sale items throughout the store. “Gr an t ($50) G ” Go Vintage on 7827 AMERICAN CLASSICS Crafts-China-Jewelry MARKETPLACE Glassware-Collectables Antiques- and More! Open Daily 10am-6pm 1815 N. Academy Blvd. • Colorado Springs • 719-596-8585
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  10. 10. 10 MOUNTAINEER — Feb. 10, 2012Hunting lets woundedwarriors feel ‘normal’ By Andrea Sutherland A Soldier with the Warrior Mountaineer staff Transition Battalion, Moore was one of 14 wounded warriors participating in Sgt. 1st Class Johnny Moore knelt hunting trips on Fort Carson, which ranin the brush, sight set on the white- from October-January.tailed deer. He pulled the trigger, “This was a combined effort withsending the herd scampering. the WTB, Colorado Parks and WildlifeRatcheting his high-powered rifle, and range control,” said JamesMoore waited. McDermott, chief, conservation “It was 9:37 in the morning,” he branch, Directorate of Public Works.said. “I let him walk right up on us.” For the second year, McDermott Photo courtesy Range Control Moore fired again, striking the doe said Colorado Parks and Wildlife 2nd Lt. James Biggerman aims his rifle at a deer as Steven Navakuku watchesin the side. officers provided Soldiers hunting through binoculars. Biggerman participated in one of the hunting trips for wounded “I was really excited,” he said. “I licenses and tags, and waived hunting warriors, which ran from October-January.went over to her. She and I had a talk. fees to allow the servicemembers theI told her she was for my Family.” opportunity to get outdoors. never hunted larger game until Jan. 27. special hunting courses to brief them on Moore, with help from a volunteer, “It’s therapeutic,” said one Soldier “One deer, all that meat, I don’t safety procedures and technique.field dressed the deer and carried 125- who asked to remain anonymous. “It gets have to worry about protein for a long “Hopefully we’re helping them,”150 pounds of meat to the truck. Moore them out into nature, seeing the wildlife.” time,” Hilliard said. Chick said. “Being able to accomplishsaid after the deer is properly dried and Moore said hunting was always Hilliard, who has problems with his something, that’s the whole purpose.”butchered, he’ll eat the venison. on his bucket list and he was glad he back, said the officials supervising the Chick said organizations host had the opportunity. hunts assisted Soldiers when needed. hunting opportunities for wounded “I’ve lived in Colorado for 19 years “You’re in a controlled environ- warriors across the state and in “It makes me and never went,” he said. “It makes me feel like more of a Soldier. That made ment and everyone is there to support you,” he said. December, Soldiers from the WTB were able to participate in pheasant feel like more me feel good to fire.” That, officials said, was what they Many of the Soldiers needed some assistance, either navigating the terrain hunting and ice fishing activities. Because hunting on Fort Carson is of a Soldier. hoped would come out of the hunting experience. or dressing their kill. “We had everything from missing restricted, officials at the Colorado Division of Wildlife were working to That made “There’s a lot of apprehension at first, but once you get them out and limbs to (post-traumatic stress disorder),” said Cory Chick, area wildlife manager secure more licenses for the spring. With 100 percent of Soldiers hitting me feel good interacting, it’s like a brotherhood,” said Steven Navakuku, one of three range for the Colorado Division of Wildlife. “For those with PTSD, it’s huge their targets, many said they would return for a second trip. inspectors who leads hunting trips. for them to overcome that, to pull the “You can overcome the physical to fire.” Sgt. Brandon Hilliard, also with the WTB, said he grew up hunting rabbits trigger again.” challenges with the right teamwork,” — Sgt. 1st Class Johnny Moore Chick said some of the Soldiers had Hilliard said. “It reminds you that and squirrels with a pellet gun, but had never hunted before and officials held despite your condition, you’re fine.”